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Thomas family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-237
Identifier: SFHL-SC-237

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, a guest book, 1914-1939, kept by Edward and Margaret Thomas, and miscellaneous writings. Family correspondence includes letters from and received by Rebecca M. and Allen C. Thomas, 1885-1888 and 1902, and childhood correspondence of Edward Thomas, 1887-1892, together with his student transcript from Haverford College, 1897. A letter to Allen Thomas from biblical scholar James Rendel Harris, dated Feb. 16, 1889, Jerusalem, describes his visit and collecting in that city. Writings include Edward Thomas's brief history of Twentieth Street Meeting, New York City, with additions.

Dates

  • Creation: 1885 - 1963

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access: open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Edward Thomas (1877-1962) was a New York Quaker chemist and chemical patent lawyer. He was the son of Allen Clapp Thomas and Rebecca Marble Thomas. Allen C. Thomas (1846-1920) was Clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and a professor and Librarian of Haverford College; Rebecca M. Thomas also was an educator. Edward Thomas attended Haverford College and in 1914 married Margaret Loring Dike. Margaret was received into membership of New York Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1943. She and her husband were active in Quaker concerns; both were pacifists. Edward died in 1962, and Margaret died in 1966.

Extent

7 folders

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains correspondence, a guest book, 1914-1939, kept by Edward and Margaret Thomas, and miscellaneous writings. Family correspondence includes letters from and received by Rebecca M. and Allen C. Thomas, 1885-1888 and 1902, and childhood correspondence of Edward Thomas, 1887-1892, together with his student transcript from Haverford College, 1897. A letter to Allen Thomas from biblical scholar James Rendel Harris, dated Feb. 16, 1889, Jerusalem, describes his visit and collecting in that city. Writings include Edward Thomas's brief history of Twentieth Street Meeting, New York City, with additions.

Related Materials

For a related collection, see Collected Papers of Edward Thomas and Margaret Loring Thomas, in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Title
Thomas family papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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