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Leeds Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1284

Scope and Contents

Half of the collection is photographs, especially of trips to various places in the northeast. The other half is predominately correspondence written between family members.


  • Creation: 1860-2000


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Barclay R. Leeds (1834-1918) was the child of Daniel Leeds and Rebecca Lake. In 1867, he married Mary Maule Leeds (1841-1914), who was the child of Margaret Evans and Benjamin Maule. They were members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, and had three children, including Arthur Newlin Leeds (1870-1939) and Morris Evans Leeds (1869-1952).

Arthur Newlin Leeds (1870-1939) became a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting - Northern District, and died as a member of Frankford Monthly Meeting.

Morris Evans Leeds (1869-1952) married Hadassah J. Moore, and had two daughters. He was a member of the Haverford Corporation and served on the Board of Managers, including as President of the Board from 1928 to 1945. He was a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting (Orthodox).


3.13 linear ft. (7.5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Family papers, predominantly correspondence and photographs, of the Quaker Leeds family.


This collection has two series: Correspondence and Photographs. Correspondence has subseries by person. Photographs have been arranged by place, and then chronologically.

Related Materials

  • MC.950.119 Leeds and Tatum family papers, 1829-1925
  • MC.975.10.004 Leeds Maule family genealogy, 1947
  • MC.1014 Morris Evans Leeds Papers, 1862-1944
  • MC.1127 Morris Evans Leeds Papers, 1881-1952
  • MC.1191 Morris-Shinn-Maier collection, 1720-1975

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed April, 2018.

Leeds Family papers
Mary A. Crauderueff
April, 2018
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