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Esther Willits Thomas correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-177

Scope and Contents

There are several groups of letters, all written to Esther Willits (Hettie). The first group (1891-1892) is from Harriet Bailey about daily and personal issues. Another group of letters (1892-1894) is from Mabel Wistar to Esther Willits about herself and Edward Lippincott, his illness and death; another group of letters (1894, 1896) is from Arthur Thomas to Esther Willits relating events of daily life, friends and family, and his bicycle trip through New England in 1896. There is also a group of letters (1892-1893) from a variety of people: David Richie, Laura Shearman, Dora Smedley, Rebecca Evans, and Phebe.


  • Creation: 1891-1896


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Esther Willits Thomas (1874-1975) graduated from Westtown School in 1891, and then became an assistant teacher there. She married Arthur Thomas.


0.22 linear ft.

Language of Materials



The collection contains several groups of letters, all written to Esther Willits (Hettie), an assistant teacher at Westtown School.


The Esther Willits Thomas correspondence was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1991 and 1995 by Westtown School.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Esther Willits Thomas correspondence, 1891-1896
Mary A. Crauderueff
March, 2016
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