Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes letters, documents, and photographs of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes, and Waln families. Issues of domestic life and family relations, as well as attendance at Meeting are the focus of this collection of letters and documents. The greatest number of letters was written by John Stokes (1800-1868) to Hannah Smith, who would later become his wife. In addition, there are typed transcriptions of letters of Evans, Stokes, and Waln family members, including an account of an encounter between English and French fleets during the American Revolutionary War. Also typed and transcribed are letters regarding treatment of Quakers as conscientious objectors during the Revolutionary War. In addition, there are photographs of members of the Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Evans, Garrett, and Stokes families.
- Evans family (Author, Family)
The collection is open for research use.
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Mary Goodhue Cary, mother of John Cary, was head of the Peace Collection at Swarthmore College from 1951-1959; she was a Quaker from Germantown, Philadelphia, and died in 1981 as a member of Radnor Monthly Meeting.
Roderick Scott, Haverford College class of 1906, received his Master's from Haverford College in 1907, and another from Harvard University in 1908. He was Phi Beta Kappa. From 1909 to 1913, he taught English at Earlham College, then served the Y.M.C.A in Russia, 1913-1914, and in Indiana, 1914-1915. He returned to teach English at Oberlin College, 1915-1916, but then went to Foochow (Fuzhou), China, as a member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as a Professor of English and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; from 1919-1920, he was Acting President of Fukien Christian University.
John Stokes (1800-1868) married Hannah Smith (1799-1859) in 1823. Their children were: Elizabeth Waln Stokes (1823-1902), Mary Stokes (1825-1847), Joseph Waln Stokes (1829-1831), Henry Waln Stokes (1830-1855), Francis Stokes (1833-1917; m. Katharine Wistar Evans), Joseph Waln Stokes (1835-1863), Hetty Newlin Stokes (1838-1899), Eleanor Tyson Stokes (1840-1919), Thomas Pym Cope Stokes (1843-1918), and Joseph Stokes Jr. (1845-1853). John Stokes was a member of Germantown Particular and Frankford Monthly Meeting.
(Information from donor; Haverford College Matriculate Catalog; internal evidence; Stokes, Cope, Emlen, Evans Genealogy; The Friend, Friends Journal)
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This collection includes letters, documents, and photographs of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century family members mostly of the Quaker Cary, Cope, Elkinton, Gilpin, Newlin, Stokes, and Waln families.
Accession # 7013, 7032
- To PG: "Some notes concerning Caspar Wistar (Immigrant) and the Origin of the Wistar and Wistar Families" / by Caspar Wistar Haines. 1926 5/25
- To PG: Obituary for Thomas Evans: "Thomas Evans, from North American and U.S. Gazette" / by Edward Hopper. 1868 6/22.
Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed February, 2016.
- Evans family (Author, Family)
- Waln family (Author, Family)
- Cope family (Author, Family)
- Elkinton family (Author, Family)
- Cary, John R. (Author, Person)
- Cary, Mary Goodhue (Author, Person)
- Mary G. Cary and John R. Cary papers, 1780-1920
- Mary A. Crauderueff
- February, 2016
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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