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Text Book Association of Friends


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Text Book Association of Philadelphia was founded in 1866, and was located at 142 N. 16th Street in Philadelphia. The aim of the organization was to procure suitable textbooks on history – first of the United States, then of England and other countries – written as not to glorify war, and to do justice to moral causes in which Friends were interested. The Association was supported by the income of a fund given by Alfred Cope. John H. Dillingham served as secretary.

Records of the Text Book Association of Friends, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1866-1896, including letters received from authors who wished to write the text books, agreements with authors, including Watson W. Dewees, Sydney Howard Gay, Allen C. Thomas, and Edward A. Thomas; receipted bills; and miscellaneous material, including an account book of the Treasurer. In its copyright and other legal papers, this group is called The Text Book Association of Philadelphia.

Original finding aid author unknown; processed December, 2008.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
December, 2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Formation of Text Book Association.
Box 1
Letters A - L.
Box 1
Letters M - Z.
Box 1
Gay, Sydney Howard.
Box 1
Thomas, Allen C. and Dewees, Watson W. -- agreement.
Box 1
Thomas, Edward A. -- agreement with.
Box 1
Box 1
Box 1

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