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Edith Farquhar Bacon (1892-1988), daughter of Henry B. Farquhar of Ohio and Mary Ada Greene Farquhar. She graduated from Westtown in 1910 and Wilmington College in 1913. She married Francis Rogers Bacon in 1915 with whom she had 4 children. In 1921, she and the children went to Germany for a year where her husband was heading the AFSC Child Feeding Program. After many years spent in Ohio, in the 1950s, Edith and Francis moved to Lansdowne, Pa. where they joined Lansdowne Friends Meeting. Edith became a member of the PYM Race Relations Committee and a member of the board of Friends Shelter for Girls at Cheyney, PA. She volunteered at a rehab center and served as secretary of the Tricounty Women's Auxiliary. She was a member for over 50 years of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a group working for "peace, justice and freedom for all humanity." She was also a member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Edith Bacon enjoyed singing, and worked with many groups, including, on occasion, a chorus with the Cleveland Orchestra. In 1971, Edith Bacon moved to The Harned, a Quaker retirement home. (Information from Friends Journal, 34 (Aug. 1988): 31 and collection biography)

Francis Rogers Bacon (1888-1965), son of Samuel Allen Bacon and Elizabeth Balderston Bacon, was born into a Quaker family and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Architecture in 1911 and 1913. He married Edith Melrose Farquhar in 1915. From 1920-1922, he was a member of the American Friends Service Committee Children's Relief Mission in Germany. From 1923-1929, he served as the first Director of the Cleveland School of Architecture, and from 1929-1953, he was professor of architecture and Dean of the Cleveland School of Architecture at Western Reserve University. Bacon was also a recorded minister in the Society of Friends. He was a member of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board, 1942-45. (Information from: collection biography and Who Was Who in America, v. IV, 1961-68.

Samuel Allen Bacon (1848 -1908), son of Francis and Hannah Allen Bacon graduated from Westtown School in 1863. He married Elizabeth Balderston in 1875 and they lived in Pottstown, PA where he worked in the Pine Iron Works. He was clerk of Haddonfield (NJ) Meeting. Bacon was on the board of the Library Company of Philadelphia, serving as secretary and treasurer for a time.

George Bacon (1879-1959?), son of Elizabeth Balderston Bacon and Samuel Bacon, worked for a mill, later the American Water Softener Company.

Henry B. Farquhar (1864-1939) was an Ohio businessman who, along with his brother and father, invented the Farquhar Furnace, a hot air heater, self-regulating according to the outside temperature. They exhibited it at the Chicago World's Fair (1893). He attended Wilmington College, married Mary Ada Greene, and was a member of Wilmington, Ohio Meeting to which he "gave his time and talent of music unreservedly." (Information from American Friend:24 (1939):295)

Esther Farquhar Kamp (1895-1994), daughter of Henry B. Farquhar and Mary Ada Greene Farquhar, attended Westtown School and Wilmington College. She taught in public schools in Ohio, then became a Quaker educator in Cuba (1921-22). She received an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, and during the Spanish Civil War served in the child feeding program in Spain under the auspices of the A.F.S.C. She had supervision of the distribution of food, clothing and soap to the 3 English Children's Hospitals established by Sir George Young in Murcia, Spain, and neighboring cities. She supervised the establishment of two other infant clinics. Following, she spent 24 years in Indiana as a social service consultant for the state. In 1977, she married Wilbur Kamp, a Friends minister. They were active members in the Society of Friends. (Information from "extracts from E.F.'s letters, 1936" and Friends Journal 40 (Nov. 1994): 44)

Alfred Lowry Jr. (1888-1935), son of William C. Lowry and Elizabeth Webster and husband of Grace Bacon Lowry, received his B.A. and M.A. from Haverford College in 1909 and 1910 respectively. He was a teacher of German and later French, was Secretary General of Alliance Universelle des Union Chretiennes de Jeunes Gens, a section of the YMCA, 1916-1920, then performed religious work in Central Europe, 1920. He was a recorded minister in the Society of Friends (Information from: Haverford College Matriculate Catalog and stationery letterhead)

Grace Scattergood (Bacon) Lowry (1891-1964), daughter of Elizabeth Balderston Bacon and Samuel Bacon attended Westtown School and Wellesley College. She married Alfred Lowry ca. 1914, and worked for a time as a physiotherapist. She did relief work for French prisoners in German camps, then with German prisoners in France. In 1935 she started the Friends International Student House in Washington, D.C. and was its Director, then the Davis House, to house people from Africa, South America, India and Asia. She worked for the AFSC in France with refugees, then in India in 1952-53 representing the Society of Friends at a meeting of the World Council of Churches. In 1947-1948, Lowry served as a member of the orientation staff on special sailings of the S.S. Marine Tiger and S.S. Marine Jumper taking students to and from Europe to facilitate cross-cultural understanding. (Information from letter of Edith Bacon, Jan. 8, 1965)

Correspondence, diaries and photographs relating to the 20th-century Quakers Edith Farquhar Bacon and Francis Rogers Bacon, their families, forebears, friends and colleagues. The collection opens with genealogical and biographical information on a number of the members of the Bacon family, the earliest, Samuel Bacon (ca. 1640-1695), rather less on the Farquhar family, and also on the Allen, Balderston, Barnstable, Comfort, Corzine, Cowles, Elfreth, Evans, Fell, French, Horner, Lippincott, Parker, Scattergood, Shoemaker, Stokes, Test and Tyler families. The correspondence brings further evidence on Quaker family life, education, Meeting, business and friends. There are also references to events of the day, both of historical and cultural interest. Many of the letters of Alfred Lowry and Grace Scattergood (Bacon) Lowry are written from Europe, especially Germany and France, during and after World War I and discuss work for the Y.M.C.A.and Alliance Universelle des Union Chretiennes de Jeunes Gens and assistance to prisoners of war, as well as the viewpoints of Americans living abroad. The centerpiece of the collection is the correspondence of Edith Farquhar Bacon and Francis Bacon. As letter writers, Edith and Francis Bacon's letters show 20th century Quaker family life, Edith's close ties to her parents and sister, Esther Farquhar Kamp, and to her husband and children. In the same way, the letters of Francis Bacon, many fewer in number than those of Edith, depict his relationships with his wife and children. There are also letters written from Germany in 1920-22 while Francis headed the A.F.S.C. child feeding program there ("Kinderhilfsmission"). Edith joined him for the year 1921-22. Some of Francis‟ letters give a detailed description of his work there and information on current events. In 1949, on a trip to England, Edith and Francis spent a good deal of time attending Meetings. Edith's letters continue to speak of their children and their activities, but also her life for the many years after Francis' death. Francis' letters reveal a little about his work as Dean at the School of Architecture. Equally, the large quantity of letters to Edith and Francis Bacon point to the circle of their family, friends and colleagues. Notable correspondents include: Edith Bacon (1892-1988), Francis Bacon (1888-1965), Elizabeth Balderston Bacon (1855-1914), George Bacon (1879-1959?), George Wood Bacon (1780-1857), Margaret Hope Bacon, Samuel Bacon ( 1848-1908), Esther Farquhar Kamp (1895-1994), Henry Farquhar, Mary Ada Farquhar, Alfred Lowry (1888-1935) and Grace Scattergood (Bacon) Lowry (1891-1964). In the collection of diaries are those of: Francis Bacon (1813-1870), George Bacon (1780-1857), Francis R. Bacon? (1888-1965) and Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen (1787-1849). There are also some marriage certificates, wills and other papers of the Bacon/Wood families. Finally, there are graphics, which include photographs of Bacon, Balderston, Farquhar, Green families and others.

Gift of Edith Farquhar Bacon, 1988, Marjorie Cope, 1989, Roger Bacon, 2004, S. Allen Bacon, 2011.

Original processing history is unknown. Reboxed and finding aid revised June 2022 by Cole Hannah.

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The collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Ancestral Register of Francis Roberts Bacon, 1938.
Case Oversize Folder 1

Bacon Family Materials.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder includes the last will and testaments of Francis Bacon and John Bacon, passages from the diary of George Bacon that also act as recordings for the Cumberland Furnace from February 5, 1813 to December 18, 1821, and various genealogical information.

Bacon Family Typescript, 1889.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes the following sections: Narrative of early PA, N.J. and DE / by Albert Cook Myers, Origin of the name of Bacon, Samuel Bacon, emigrant to Barnstable, Mass. c. 1659 / by Richard Wood, Excerpts from George Bacon‟s diary, 1813-1829, as copied by Francis Bacon, his great grandson, Letter from Dr. George Bacon Wood, written from Moscow, 1853 to uncle, George Bacon [a travelogue beginning in New York, through Europe and to Moscow, though not commenting on the latter], Extracts from the day book of Francis Bacon, 1847-1860, as copied by Francis R. Bacon, his grandson, Intro. to section V of the book, The Balderston Family by Francis R. Bacon, Descendants of Samuel and Eliz. Balderston Bacon through Francis R. Bacon's line, as of 1952, "Francis R. Bacon (Dean of the Cleveland School of Architecture)" / by Carl Droppers, "Where Santa Claus‟ workers live" / by Francis R. Bacon, written while with the Quaker child feeding mission in Germany, 1920-22, Envelope containing charts of ancestors and descendants of Samuel and Eliz. Bacon; also English ancestry of Samuel Bacon, the emigrant, Copies of silhouettes and genealogical information on Bacon family members

Bacon Family Materials: Samuel Bacon, 1889.
Box 1
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This folder contains the handwritten Bacon genealogy beginning with Samuel Bacon.

Genealogical Materials: Farquhar and Greene Families.
Box 1
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Genealogical and biographical information on Allen Farquhar (b.1737) and his descendants, Francis (1835-1924) and Hannah Farquhar (1838-1911) and Robert Farquhar (1901- 1983); a picture presumably of Jacob Greene.

Genealogical Information (Non-Bacon).
Box 1
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This folder includes the genealogical information of the Allen family, Balderston family, Barustable family, Comfort family, Corzine family, Cowles family, Elfreth family, Evans family, Horner family, Scattergood family, Shoemaker family, Stewart family, Stokes family, Test family, and the Tyler family.

Biographical Material: Edith Farquhar Bacon and F.R. Bacon, 1906.
Box 1
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This folder contains a graduation program for the Westtown Boarding School class of 1906 and a certificate of merit presented to Edith Bacon. Also included in the folder is a certificate from the American Institute of Architects given to Francis Bacon meant to celebrate his 25 years of being their Dean, and an invitation to the 50th anniversary of Francis and Edith Bacon.

Biography of Lloyd Balderston: Story of His Life and Family History/ Anne Balderson, 1954.
Box 1

Bacon, Alice Comfort, 1903-1912.
Box 1
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This folder contains letters dating from December 13, 1903 to 1912 sent by Alice Comfort. These letters convey a sense of Quaker life from the perspective of a child. The second-to-last letter in the folder is partially written in German.

Bacon, Alice Comfort, 1933-1980.
Box 1
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This folder contains letters dating from August 2, 1933 to March 22, 1980s sent by Alice Bacon to her parents and other individuals. These letters discuss music education, peace issues, religious education, and travel. Some written from Westtown School.

Allen, Hannah and Bacon, Agnes, 1834-1983.
Box 1
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This folder contains a letter sent by Hannah Allen to her parents and brothers, and letters sent by Agnes Bacon to her mother from December 11, 1982 to January 20, 1983.

Bacon, Allen - Bacon, Francis, 1835-1924.
Box 1
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This folder contains letters written by Allen Bacon, Anne Bacon, Elizabeth Bacon, and Francis Bacon that were sent to their family members. These letters mention Allen Bacon offering to let the son of Francis Bacon live with them, and other family news.

George Bacon, 1900-1914.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from August 5, 1900 to May 5, 1911 written and sent by George Bacon to his parents, Francis Bacon, Alice Bacon, and other individuals. Letters talk about family life, some business and a tightly-knit Quaker community, unbarred reflections. Written from Philadelphia, Haddonfield and Pocono Lake Preserve.

George Bacon, 1922-1939.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from New Years 1922 to November 21, 1939 written and sent by George Bacon to Francis Bacon. Includes references to his business in Mexico.

George Bacon, 1940-1948.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from January 17, 1940 to June 15, 1948 written and sent by George Bacon to Francis Bacon and Edith Bacon.

George Bacon, 1950-1959.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from January 14, 1950 to November 20, 1959 written and sent by George Bacon to Francis Bacon and Edith Bacon. In 1953 he encloses a letter from Grace [Bacon?] written as from Delhi, but dated Kalimpong with discussion of Tibet and China, coronation of Queen Elizabeth, closing of the Calcutta Center.

Bacon, George Wood, 1780-1846.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from June 23, 1800 to May 1, 1846 written and sent by George Wood Bacon to his family and other individuals. Includes discussions of his interest in the Native American customs he has observed, his hatred of slavery, and discussion of Joseph Smith and the Mormans. Written from Indiana and Illinois.

Bacon, Jane and Mark, 1914-1945.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters from February 11, 1914 to November 5, 1945 written and sent by Jane and Mark Bacon to Edith Bacon, Francis Bacon, and other individuals. Letters mention welcoming Edith into the family, descriptions of daily life, Quaker meetings, and the change in family dynamic over time. Attached to a letter from Jane Bacon sent on April 5, 1922 is a photo of Alice and Ann Bacon.

Judy Bacon - Mary W. Bacon, 1900-1964.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Judy and Francis Bacon, Alice Bacon, Mark Bacon, Margaret Hope Bacon, and Mary Bacon to family members and other individuals starting from November 18, 1900 to August 29, 1964. One of the letters brings up the idea of having multi-racial Quaker meetings. Margaret Hope Bacon discusses travel in South Africa and meeting Nadine Gordimer.

Richard Bacon - S. Allen Bacon, 1864-1987.
Box 2
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Richard W. Bacon, Roger Bacon, Rowland Bacon, and S. Allen Bacon to Francis Bacon, Edith Bacon, and other family members from March 14, 1864 to July 12, 1987. These letters mention volunteering at the Soup House, going into new businesses, and descriptions of people and the environment in South Africa, trial of Lee Stern re Free India movement, travel in South America. Attached to a letter sent by Rowland on March 26, 1940s is a photo of Santa Marta Range.

Letters to Bacon Family Members, 1848-1901.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by L Clarkson, Thomas Evans, W Evans, Isaac Greenwell, J.B. Hutchinson, and R.D. Wood from January 17, 1848 to February 11, 1901 to members of the Bacon Family. These letters mention genealogical information, traveling to Ireland and England, music, and Sunday School.

Letters of Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon, 1882-1902.
Box 3
Letters of Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon, January-August 1903.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon from January 12, 1903 to August 30, 1903 to their son George Bacon.

Letters of Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon, September-December 1903.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon from September 13, 1903 to December 21, 1903 to their son George Bacon.

Letters of Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon, 1904-1908.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon from January 24, 1904 to December 11, 1908 to their daughter Grace Bacon and their other children.

Letters of Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon, 1909-1911.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Samuel and Elizabeth Bacon from January 8, 1909 to July 2, 1911 to their son George Bacon.

Letters of Elizabeth and Samuel Bacon to Grace Bacon, 1909-1914.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters from February 4, 1909 to December 13, 1914 to Grace Bacon, Alice Bacon, Edith Bacon, and Ada Farquhar.

Letters of Elizabeth Balderston Bacon, 1911-1914.
Box 3
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Elizabeth B. Bacon from July 15, 1911 to August 28, 1914 to Francis Bacon, Edith Bacon, and friends.

Wills and Estate Records, 1744-1879.
Box 3
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This folder contains the wills and estates of Thomas Scattergood, John Bacon, Richard Wood, Mary Wood, Joseph Miller, Samuel Allen, George Bacon, Hannah Bacon, and George Bacon Wood.

Bacon Family Land Indenture (Deed) and Land Documents, 1682.
Box 3
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John Adams and Elizabeth Adams to John Nicholls and Hannah Nicholls. 100 acres in Cohanzey, West New Jersey, Feb. 12, 1682 to John Bacon.

Marriage Certificate, 1840.
Box 3
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Bacon, Richard W. and Dixon, Rebecca

Balderston Family Letters, 1839-1899.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Lloyd Balderston, Maria Balderston, and Mark Balderston from March 6, 1839 to October 15, 1899.

Green/Greene Family Letters, 1873-1899.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by N.P. Curl, Augustus White Everett, Anna (Lois) Greene, Anna M. Greene, Edith Luella Green, Evelyn Greene, Flora E. Green, Hannah A. Greene et al., J.H. Green, Nettie Green, and Walter.

Miscellaneous Bacon/Balderston/Farquhar/Greene Materials.
Box 4
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Items of note in this folder: journal entry from Anna Lois Green with a portrait of her attached, and "The Inheritance of Peace."

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1907-1924.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from November 2, 1907 to April 23, 1924 to family and friends. Includes letters written while working as a missionary in Cuba.

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1926-1936.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from October 17, 1926 to June 23, 1936 to friends and family. Includes description of travel in France and Spain.

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1937-1939.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from 1937 to December 10, 1939. Topics include illness and mental health, food aid for Spain, work as a social worker.

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1940-1947.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from February 14, 1940 to September 22, 1947 to family and friends. Topics include discussion of Communism, lecture by Langston Hughes, and meeting Paul Robeson.

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1954-1963.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from January 21, 1954 to December 2, 1963 to family and friends. Includes a trip to Europe

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1964-1987.
Box 4
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from May 21, 1964 to August 21, 1988 to family and friends. Opposition to Richard Nixon and the Persian Gulf War.

Farquhar, Mary Ada Greene, 1886-1920.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Mary Ada Greene Farquhar from September 12, 1886 to June 10, 1920 to family and friends.

Farquhar, Mary Ada Greene, 1921-1927.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Mary Ada Farquhar from September 20, 1921 to August 26, 1927 to family and friends. Includes description of the Chicago World's Fair.

Farquhar, Mary Ada Greene, 1932-1936.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Mary Ada Farquhar from September 6, 1932 to January 21, 1936 to family and friends.

Farquhar, Robert, 1932-1936.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Robert Farquhar from December 19, 1932 to May 7, 1936 to family and friends.

Letters to Mary Ada and Henry Farquhar, et al, 1914-1947.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Melrose Douglas, Elizabeth Greene, Robert Henley, Ada Kirk, Levering, Coza Milhous, Evalyn Peterson, Telfair, Way, Annette, Way, and Jannie from March 23, 1914 to July 19, 1947 to Mary Ada and Henry Farquhar.

Farquhar Family Correspondence, 1902-1932.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and received by Francis Farquhar, Henry Farquhar, Robert Farquhar, William B. Harvey, S.D. Hathaway, Josiris Megushy Hottentot, Jonathan Rhoads, Annette Way, and Walter from December 17, 1902 to November 8, 1932.

Letters from Grace Bacon Lowry and Alfred Lowry to Edith and Francis Bacon, 1912-1927.
Box 5
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry and Alfred Lowry from August 15, 1912 to November 16, 1927 to Edith Bacon and Francis Bacon. Include letters of welcome to Edith into Bacon family in 1914, and reports of family events, including health, clothing, upbringing of children. Letters from travel in Germany, England, France, and Switzerland.

Letters from Grace Bacon Lowry and Alfred Lowry to Edith and Francis Bacon, 1932-1934.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry from November 30, 1932 to 1934 to Edith Bacon and Francis Bacon. assing references to the work of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but mostly on family matters, such as finances and health, especially of Alfred, and growing children.

Letters of Grace Bacon Lowry to Edith Bacon, 1935-1968.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry from November 20, 1935 to February 17, 1968. Letters of Grace Lowry are mostly about family, food and places they are visiting, with occasional references to World War II, including 1940s visit to Vienna and meeting Bayard Rustin at an AFSC camp in Puerto Rico.

Lowry, Grace Bacon, 1905-1913.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry from August 15, 1905 to September 21, 1913 to family and friends discussing health of acquaintances, food prices, weather, school (Westtown Boarding School) and daily events.

Lowry, Grace Bacon, 1914-1917.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry from January 10, 1914 to October 15, 1917 to family and friends. Letters written from U.S., Germany, Switzerland and France and include information on relief work with YMCA and Red Cross.

Lowry, Grace Bacon, 1918-1963.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Grace Bacon Lowry from November 8, 1918 to May 2, 1963 to friends and family. Written from Paris and U.S. and Mexico; early letters continue discussion of World War I and work in Europe.

Letters to Grace Bacon Lowry A-M, 1908-1944.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Jane Bacon, Ezra Bell, Caroline Brown, Carrol T. Brown, Rebecca Carter, Ellen Cope, Ruby Dowis, K enoch, Haines, Beulah Hamilton, J.E. Hastings, Greta Huckel, Jacobs Lewworth, William Jr. Matlock, and M.J. Moon from August 21, 1908 to November 11, 1944 to Grace Bacon Lowry.

Letters to Grace Bacon Lowry N-Z, 1908-1945.
Box 6
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Margaret Ransmier, Eesie Rhoads, Frances T. Rhoads, Elizabeth Rhoads, Joyce Sangree, Elizabeth Satterthwaite, Caroline Scattergood, Suzanne Sein, Elise Simpson, Ellen, Smedley,Emily Smedley, Eleanor Stokes, Emily Stokes, Helen Stokes, the University of Pennsylvania, Katherine Warrington, and Alice Whitacre from August 27, 1908 to November 8, 1945 to Grace Bacon Lowry.

Unattributed Letters to Grace Bacon Lowry, 1907-1943.
Box 7
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This folder contains letters written to Grace Bacon Lowry from August 1, 1907 to November 11, 1943. Letters contain reports of activities, such as tennis, attending weddings, house help, friends, and politics during World War II. A frequent letter writer, Leah, may be Leah Cadbury.

Lowry, Alfred and Grace Personal Letters from Europe, 1916-1918.
Box 7
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These are letters to their families from France, Switzerland, referring to the war and war-related issues, French interns returning from Germany, a great deal about daily living, including weather, cost of living, travels, while Alfred served in official capacity for the Alliance Universelle des Union Chretiennes de Jeunes Gens. Includes discussion of the Haverford Unit.

Lowry, Alfred Diary, 1920.
Box 7
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This folder contains diary entries from Europe (Germany, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria) and a photograph of James Henderson, Alfred Lowry's traveling companion.

Lowry, Alfred Personal Letters Re: Europe Trip with James Henderson, 1920.
Box 7
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Alfred Lowry from Europe from February 28, 1920 to April 11, 1920 to Grace Bacon and other family members.

Lowry, Alfred Correspondence Re: Trip to Europe with James Henderson, 1919-1920.
Box 7
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This folder contains correspondence involving the Europe trip between Alfred Lowry and James Henderson, Elisha Steer, Carl Patterson, Joseph C. Stratton, Anna P. Haines, Tho. Davidson, and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Lowry, Alfred and Grace: American Friends Service Committee correspondence, 1919-1945.
Box 7
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This folder contains letters and documents from the American Friends Service Committee from November 19, 1919 to March 21, 1945. Also included is a certificate of identity for the AFHS that belonged to Grace Bacon Lowry. Discussions of relief work in Europe, North Africa,

Lowry, Grace: AFSC correspondence and S.S. Marine Jumper, 1947-1948.
Box 8
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This folder contains documents detailing Grace Bacon Lowry's time a member of the orientation staff on special sailings of the S.S. Marine Tiger and S.S. Marine Jumper taking students to and from Europe to help exchange students understand each others cultures. There is information for the students; on the orientation program; the newsletters of the Jumper and Tiger; newspaper clipping re the Juniper (in Norwegian); reports on Europe made by discussion groups aboard the Tiger; information about service opportunities.

Lowry, Grace World Council of Churches: Lucknow, 1952-1953.
Box 8
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This folder contains letters discussing the meetings of the World Council of Churches in Lucknow, India. Lowry's statement on the meeting (including such participants as Prime Minister Nehru) and the W.C.C.'s Secretary's report

Lowry, Grace: India, 1952-1957.
Box 8
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This folder contains letters and documents detailing travel expenses, suggested readings, the Advisory Committee for India and Pakistan, personal writings from 1952 to 1953 including reflections on time in India, an AFSC report for a meeting on the social and technical assistance project from June 30, 1955, and a photograph presumably from that meeting.

Lowry, Grace: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1911-1954.
Box 8
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Materials include appointment papers as a teacher at Westtown Boarding School, 1911, visa application, 1941, correspondence on a lecture she would give at the Carolina Institutes of International Relations in 1943, radio appearance in 1945, assistance in the provision of supplies in Europe, 1945, participation in the White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1950, information for Lowry to consider head residency at Pendle Hill, 1954

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1907-1908.
Box 8
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Letters are to her family, primarily from Westtown Boarding School in Pennsylvania and discuss classes, customs, teachers, clothing, visits to other families, events, sports, attending Meeting, social life, and people with whom she has association.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1908-1909.
Box 8
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from February 16, 1908 to December 4, 1909 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1910-1911.
Box 8
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 9, 1910 to January 14, 1911 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1912-1913.
Box 8
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from February 23, 1912 to June 3,1913 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1900-1911.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from October 28, 1900 to September 3, 1911.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon (1 of 2), 1914.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 4, 1914 to August 30, 1914 to family and friends. Letters primarily to Francis Bacon in New York, many from Wilmington, Ohio, responding to his proposal of marriage and after engagement, but also some to other family members, all reporting on daily events.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon (2 of 2), 1914.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from September 2, 1914 to December 14, 1940. Love letters to Francis Bacon in New York from Wilmington, Ohio, all reporting on daily events, including the act of writing letters and teaching Sunday School. In one letter, she identifies them both as conservative Eastern Quakers.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1914.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from January 20, 1914 to December 29, 1914 to family and friends. Almost exclusively, love letters to Edith Farquhar in Wilmington Ohio.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon (1 of 2), 1915.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 2, 1915 to march 15, 1915 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon (2 of 2), 1915.
Box 9
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from April to December to family and friends. Includes wedding and wedding trip.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1916-1919.
Box 10
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 9, 1916 to October 2, 1919 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1915.
Box 10
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from May 6, 1915 to September 1, 1915 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1916-1919.
Box 10
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from December 23, 1916 to November 22, 1919.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1920.
Box 10
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This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from June 7, 1920 to December 18, 1920 to family and friends. Begins with letters while on board S.S. Rotterdam in travel to Germany. On board, among others, was Henry Cadbury. Letters from Germany describe the child feeding program and personnel, as well as surroundings and people, with specific detail about individual city programs, his living conditions, people with whom he meets, especially the Wirth family, and, in particular, Irmgard Wirth.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1921.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from January 5 to November 5 to family and friends. Continued discussion of work with the child feeding program in Germany and disucssion of European political issues.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1920.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January to December to family and friends. While Francis is in Germany, letters offer many household details, children and financial, Edith's attendance at various meetings, many related to Quaker Meeting, also regarding Esther's departure to Cuba.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1921.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 15 to August 20 to family and friends. n July 1921, Edith and the children travel to Germany to be with Francis, now head of the AFSC child feeding program. Once there, she reports on the details of daily life, including the many people related to the relief work and sightseeing.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1922.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 31 to September 22 to family and friends. Includes information on life and relief work in Germany, Russian refugee camp outside Berlin, health, return to US.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1923-1924.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 8, 1920 to May 25, 1924 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith Bacon, 1926-1927.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith Bacon from February 2, 1926 to December 11, 1927 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1927-1929.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 16, 1927 to December 27, 1929 to family and friends. Includes letters from France.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1922.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from January 5 to September 5 to family and friends. Letters, many directed to prominent people, relate to the end of the AFSC child feeding program in Germany; also information on trips to Poland and France.

Francis Bacon papers, 1922.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains Francis Bacon's passport and photos of AFSC members, Francis, and other individuals at Kinderhilfsmission taken by Lisa Korig Leipzig and Helfer Mühlpfordt.

Letters of Francis R. Bacon, 1924-1929.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from April 2, 1924 to October 17, 1929 to family and friends. etters concern the return of their housemaid from Germany to America, annual letters to students at the Cleveland School of Architecture where he was director, and from Indian Lake (N.Y.) and Nimes (France).

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1930.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 14 to December 17 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1931.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 17 to November 15 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1932.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 3 to December 28 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1931-1932.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from September 1, 1931 to August 16, 1932 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1933.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 6 to May 7 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1933.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from June 6 to December 26 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1934.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 11 to October 16 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1935.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 7 to December 22 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1936-1939.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 2, 1936 to August 5, 1939 to family and friends.

Farquhar, Esther Letters, 1938-1939.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Esther Farquhar from January 24, 1938 to July 6, 1939 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1933-1940.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from August 21, 1933 to August 22, 1940 to family and friends. Includes some letters from England with discussion of air raids and German annexation of Czechoslovakia.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1940-1942.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from May 26, 1940 to September 24, 1942 to family and friends. Includes discussions of conscientious objectors and prisoners of war, and Japanese students sent to Wilmington College.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1943-1944.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from February 11, 1943 to May 15, 1944 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1945-1946.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from August 23, 1945 to September 9, 1946 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1947-1948.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 28, 1947 to July 10, 1948 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1949-1950.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from March 18, 1949 to November 24, 1950 to family and friends. Includes some very detailed description of trip to England, Wales and Ireland and visits at Meetings and with Friends; also trips to Philadelphia area.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1942-1944.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent Francis Bacon from January 22, 1942 to May 12, 1944 to family and friends. Includes discussion of work on the Alien Enemy Hearing Board

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1946-1950.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from April 8, 1946 to May 28, 1950 to family and friends.

Undated Letters from Francis and Edith Bacon.
Box 13
Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1951-1952.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 9, 1951 to November 28, 1952 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1953-1954.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 14, 1953 to December 3, 1954 to family and friends. Edith and Francis move to Lansdowne Pa.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1955-1956.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from February 9, 1955 to November 21, 1956 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1957-1958.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 27, 1957 to November 28, 1958 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1959-1960.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from February 16, 1959 to July 28, 1960 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1961-1965.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from January 14, 1961 to December 31, 1965 to family and friends. Serving as chair of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Race Relations Committee. Heard Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. Death of Francis.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1966-1970.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from january 23, 1966 to October 20, 1970 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith F. Bacon, 1971-1979.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith F. Bacon from March 3, 1971 to December 7, 1979 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith Bacon, 1980-1983.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith Bacon from January 12, 1980 to December 25, 1983 to family and friends.

Letters of Edith Bacon, 1984-1987.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith Bacon from January 1, 1984 to December 17, 1987 to family and friends.

Letters of Francis Bacon, 1951-1958.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Francis Bacon from October 9, 1951 to April 7, 1958 to family and friends.

Letters from Surname A, 1921-1963.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from the American Friends Service Committee, E. Francis H. Andrew, and Eddie Armstrong

Letters from Surname B, 1922-1966.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written from Harold F. Banister, Elise H. Behrend, Sarah M. Bell, Emile Bennis, Francis Biddle, Connie Birch, Bill and Isabel Bliss, G. W. Barton, Louise Borsert, Lolita Brache, E. Vipont Brown, Eliza C.N. Browning, Rilma Buckman, Hannah Budd, and Frieda Burlele.

Letters from Surname C, 1915-1953.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written from Walter Cain, Virginia Cassel, Arthur and Edna Chilson, Mrs. Sheldon (Lucy) Clark, the Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans, Donald Court, and Silvia Coules.

Letters from Surname D, 1921-1954.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Edith Louise Dalton, John F. Davidson, James H. Douglas, and Carl Droppers.

Letters from Surname F, 1950-1963.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Leah Felton, Mary Forman, Elfrida Foulds, Margaret D. Francis, I.T Frary, and Leah Furthmuller.

Letters from Surname G, 1921-1950.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Abram Garfield, Florence Gramm, Caroline C. Graveson, and Edward Gregory.

Letters from Surname H, 1914-1979.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Mary Annette Hagemeyer, Dorothy G. Harris, Mrs. E. Sewell Harris, Helen Hawkins, Winifred P. Healey, Florence Hermes, Frances Hunt, and Ted Hunt.

Letters from Surnames J and K, 1915-1964.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written and sent by Margaret James, Jeannette Keim, the Kent Family, Mariah Kinsler, and Lydia B. Kite.

Letters from Surname L, 1924.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a letter written and sent by H.R. Landis on April 8, 1924 that discusses immigration laws and regulations.

Letters from Surname M, 1921-1964.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Gilbert Macmaster, Margra Macmaster, Florence Magill, John and Lizanne Magraw, Albert Maris, Helen Marsh, the Mason Family, William Matlack, Grace G. Nicholson, Wilma Morgan, Henry T. Moon, Ed Moulthrop, R. Barclay Murdoch, and Constance Murphy.

Letters from Surnames N O, 1966-1978.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Lolita Norton, and Mrs. Irvin (Lee) Owings.

Letters from Surname P, 1913-1938.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Edna Peterson, Evalyn Peterson, Annie Pevsner, Winifred and Samuel Pim, W. Prinzhorn, Ellison R. Purdy, and Harriet Purdy.

Letters from Surname R, 1923-1986.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Silvia Rowles, Winnie Rowlands, Eleanor Richardson, Ella Rosenberger, and E. Rost.

Letters from Surname S, 1914-1962.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Alfred Scattergood, Ella Shoemaker Satterthwaite, M. Elizabeth Satterthwaite, M.C. Scattergood, Ingrid Schilling, H. Schneider, Kate Schwarzer, Genevieve Solt, Lee Donald Stern, James, Sthacham, and William Swain.

Sewing, Lina, 1923-1924.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Lina Sewing, a German seeking to immigrate to the US, to Edith and Francis Bacon from August 6, 1923 to May 20, 1924.

Letters from Surname T, 1921-1938.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Alice Telfain, David Telfain, Faith Terrell, Loren and Margaret Tesdell, Wilbur Thomas, Frande Thompson, Agnes Tierney, Fred Tolles, Mar. Trautwein, Fred J Tritton, and Laura Turnau.

Letters from Surnames U and V, 1927-1963.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Wanda Underhill and Helene von Oettingen from 1927 to January 16, 1963.

Letters from Surname W, 1914-1965.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by Helen Walker, John and Annette Greene Way, Wilfred Wellack, F. Cuthbert Wigham, Anna Willits, and K. Wirth.

Unattributed, Unknown Recipients, and Misc. Letters, 1898-1987.
Box 15
Miscellaneous Documents, 1940-1967.
Box 15

Diary of Francis Bacon, 1847-1870.
Volume 1
Francis R. Bacon Diary, 1929.
Box 15
Diaries and Autograph Album, 1780-1956.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

George Bacon (1780-1857) diary, 1830 [Francis R. Bacon?] (1888-1965) diary, 1929 [Francis R. Bacon] (1888-1965) diary, 1936 [Francis R. Bacon?] (1888-1965) diary (notes on a trip to England), 1949 Edith L. Greene autograph album, 1888

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Journal Vol. 1, 1807-1808.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

This folder contains journal entries from February to November that mention Sarah's father's death, breast cancer treatment, family debt, and teaching.

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Journal Vol. 2, 1808-1809.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

This folder contains journal entries from November 1808 to May 1809 that mention breast cancer treatment, vegetarianism, and teaching.

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Journal Vol. 3, 1809-1811.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

This folder contains journal entries from March 1809 to February 1811 that mention the birth and death of Sarah's son.

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Journal Vol. 4, 1812-1813.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

This folder contains journal entries from January 1812 to February 1813 that mention Sarah's grandfather's plantation, the death of her mother, and her son's name.

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Journal Vol. 5, 1813-1814.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

This folder contains journal entries from January 1813 to January 1814 that mention the death of her son, Westtown, and discussion around popular reading material at the time.

Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen: Diary Transcript of Preaching Mission in England, 1844-1845.
Box 16
Letters, Genealogy, Biography, and Misc. of Sarah Foulke Farquhar Emlen.
Box 16

Family Portraits.
Box 16
Photos of Bacon, Balderston, Farquhar, Greene, Sparks, and Scattergood Families.
Box 16
Photo album.
Volume 2

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