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Margaret Hilles (Johnson) scrapbook


Held at: Bryn Mawr College [Contact Us]Bryn Mawr College Library, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr 19010

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Margaret Hilles was born in 1870. She went to secondary school in Wilmington and later attended Bryn Mawr College, graduating in 1893. Her husband was a mining engineer, and she did a large amount of travelling until his death in 1919. Hilles was involved in a number of groups. She was active in Friends organizations and a founder of the Chester County Library Association. She was a member of the Downingtown Friend's Meeting and the Downingtown Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital. Hilles passed away in 1950.

The Margaret Hilles Johnson scrapbook contains the one-volume scrapbook of Margaret Johnson, Bryn Mawr class of 1893. The scrapbook contains material from roughly 1890-1910, but focuses on Hilles' four years at Bryn Mawr.

The scrapbook comprises one volume. The scrapbook contains many newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs from Bryn Mawr events. It contains much academically-centered memorabilia, including examination questions and answers from Margaret Hilles' four years at Bryn Mawr. The scrapbook also contains graduation clippings and programs from a span of many years, as well as alumnae supper programs. Some items of interest include: entrance exams in Trigonometry and German, Ancient History, Political Economy, Public Law, Horace ('90), English Literature, Minor Biology ('91), General English ('92), Ethics, German, Psychology, Biblical Literature ('93); May Day 1900 programs and clippings; newspaper clippings about President Taft; assorted Bryn Mawr songs; "Messrs. Olmsted and Olmsted's plan for the arrangement of the grounds and future buildings of Bryn Mawr College."

This scrapbook is not remarkable for any one feature, but provides a general and fairly well-rounded picture of the life of the College. It is quite fragile, so might not be ideal for general use.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
June 20, 2017
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