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Anna W. Stout correspondence received

 Collection — othertype: SC-272
Identifier: SFHL-SC-272


The collection contains correspondence received by Anna W. Stout who attended the Preparative Department at Swarthmore College from 1884 to 1886 and then moved to Grand Meadow, Minn. Five letters are from Albert M. Johnson; four from Arabella Carter; and a single letter (1886) is from Alice Bowman Comly at Swarthmore which mentions improvements at the College made on the observatory and a new track and grandstand. The bulk of the letters (18) are from her cousin Frank W. Hibbs, a student at the Naval Academy at Annapolis who became a Navy officer. There also is an 1864 letter from William M. Weckerly to Samuel R. Stout that informs him of his acceptance into a fraternal society in Philadelphia.


  • Creation: 1864-1891 (-1886-1891)


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Anna W. Stout (1869-1935) attended the Swarthmore College Preparative Department from 1884 to early 1886. Her family had Quaker roots in Bucks County, and many of her classmates at Swarthmore were members of the Society of Friends. Circa 1886, her parents, Samuel Rodman and Jane Matilda Hibbs Stout, moved to Grand Meadow. In Minnesota, Anna studied at Albert Lea College, and in 1890 she married Philip T. Elliott. After leaving Swarthmore, she corresponded with her cousin Frank W. Hibbs, a student at the U.S. Naval Academy who was raised in Albert Lea. In addition to a few letters from her mother, she received letters from former classmates of the Preparative School. Albert M. Johnson was a member of Byberry Monthly Meeting and later Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Arabella Carter (1867-1932), for whom a Swarthmore College award to celebrate alumni volunteer work is named, was a member of Byberry Monthly Meeting and an activist for peace and social justice. Alice Bowman Comly (1868-1898), was a member of Byberry Monthly Meeting in which the Comly family was prominent.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))


Organized by correspondent: Folder 1: Arabella Carter, 1886-1891; folder 2: Frank W. Hibbs, 1886-1889; Folder 3: Albert M. Johnson, Alice Bowman Comly, 1886, and miscellaneous, 1864.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Kendra Biddick. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2014.

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