Main content

Walter F. Price papers


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Walter Ferris Price (1857-1951) was the son of James Martin Price and Sarah Lightfoot. Price graduated from Haverford College in 1881, and received an M.A. from Harvard in 1884. He taught classics at Haverford Grammar School from 1884-91. He studied architecture with Cope and Stewardson in Philadelphia then entered into partnership with his brother William and cousin William Walton in the architectural firm, Price & Walton. He was the architect for meetinghouses at Westtown, Atlantic City, and Florida Ave in Washington, D.C. among other contracts. Price was married to Felicia H. Thomas in 1906 and lived in Moylan, PA. (Information from Haverford College Matriculate Catalog and Dictionary of Quaker Biography)

Price's papers include three albums containing materials relating to Haverford College class of 1881 over time, such as class reports, photos of classmates and faculty, letters, programs and notes. In addition, there are letters of Walter Price, including to Mary Vaux Walcott, relating to the building of the Washington D.C. (Quaker) Meetinghouse and an article by Price on the Meetinghouse, as well as other correspondence relating to architectural work at Chester County Historical Society in West Chester Pa. Price's correspondents include: William A. Blair, J. Horace Cook, Isabel Darlington, Levi T. Edwards, Davis H. Forsythe, Edward Y. Hartshorne, Helen Hole, Isaac T. Johnson, Rayner Kelsey, Jesse H. Moore, James Price, Walter Penn Shipley, Albanus Smith, Wilbur K. Thomas, Pauline Trueblood, Thomas N. Winslow.

Gift of Morris Potter and Felicia Goodman, November 1997.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Class of 1881 Materials, 1881-1943.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written by classmates of reporting on recent activities. Letter writers include William A. Blaire, J. Horace Cook, Levi T. Edwards, David H. Forsythe, Edward Y. Hartshorne, Isaac T. Johnson, Jesse H. Moore, Walter F. Price, Walter Penn Shipley, Albanus Smith, and Thomas N. Winslow.

Correspondence of Walter F. Price, 1878-1888.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters to Walter Price written by Roger Clark, Julia Cope Collins, Hope Downs, Caroline Gawk, Anne S. Hawk, Helen G. Hole, Solange Howard, Regina Iungerich, Ruth Moore, Elisha Mulford, James Price, L. Price, Anna Emlen Shipley, Margaret E. Sollenberger, James Sproll, Wilbur K. Thomas, and L. P. Winslow.

Correspondence of Walter Price re Washington D.C. Meetinghouse, 1930-1941.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written to Walter F. Price that discuss design specifications of the meetinghouse and surrounding property, the possibility of President Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover visiting the meetinghouse, and a visit to the White House. Many addressed to Mary Vaux Walcott.

Correspondence of Walter Price re Building of Chester County Historical Society, 1936-1941.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters written to and from Walter F. Price that discuss a lack of funds for construction on a Chester County Historical Society building.

Class of 1881: From 1938-1939, 1938-1939.
Volume 2
Scope and Contents

Reports from the class of 1881 prepared from 1938-45 with some miscellaneous items laid in.

Class of 1881: Pictures, Notes, Reports, and Letters.
Volume 3
Scope and Contents

Photographs of students and club members during their years at Haverford, as well as reunion photos and faculty taken at various times, programs, such as the commencement program in 1941 when ex-president Hoover spoke, some letters and clippings from the 1930s and 1940s. Pasted down on the end cover is a photo of the dining room for students in Founders Great Hall.

Print, Suggest