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Katherine Paxson school book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-035

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume child’s workbook of Katherine Paxson. The volume is religious in nature, and includes various moral and religious lessons, illustrated with clippings of colored images of biblical figures.

Dates

  • 1918-1922

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Katherine (Thompson) Paxson (1912-2009) was a 20th-21st century Quaker writer and poet. Katherine Thompson was born May 19, 1912 in Philadelphia to Ruth Ella (Anderson) Thompson and I Walter Thompson. She grew up attending the Twelfth Street Meeting with her family, and later attended Lansdowne Meeting as an adult. Paxson attended Westtown School, where she graduated in 1930. Paxson was secretary for both the Young Friends Movement of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and for the Director of the Philadelphia International House. Paxson married Charles Small Paxson in 1936, and the couple had two children, Stephen G. Paxson and Charles Paxson. From 1958-1973, Paxson worked in the Pediatric Unit of Hahnemann University Hospital and served as the chair person and liaison between the Medical Pediatric Department and the Women’s Association for ten years. As a writer, Paxson mainly wrote articles, poetry, and devotionals. Her published works include two volumes of poetry; A Book for Brian, and Widening Circles. She also contributed articles and poems to the Friends Journal. Katherine T. Paxson died on April 4th, 2009 at the age of 96.

Source: Growing up Quaker, by Katherine T. Paxson

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC.975.01.054 Katherine T. Paxson journals
  • MC.975.07.072 "Growing Up Quaker"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

Title
Katherine Paxson school book, 1918-1922
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
December 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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