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Kimber collection


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

Maria Brinton Shoemaker Kimber (Jan 26, 1860- Apr 16 1931) was born in Philadelphia, PA and married Thomas William Kimber (Dec 15 1855- Jan 9 1885), who was born in Philadelphia. Together, they had two children, William Marmaduke Cope Kimber (July 16 1882- Dec 31 1969) and Natalie B. Kimber (May 12 1884- Aug 19 1979). This information was gathered from

Collection includes a postcard album, primarily consisting of postcards from Pennsylvania, and a brief biography of Marmaduke Cope Kimber from his birth in 1882 to his marriage in 1912, recorded by his mother, Maria Brinton Kimber.

The material in this collection is seperated by the type of material and then arranged alphabetically.

Gift of Charles Kimber, September 2020.

Processed by Maggie McCarthy, completed February 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maggie McCarthy
Finding Aid Date
February, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Postcard album binding.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

The binding of the postcard album. In order to best conserve and view the document, the postcards were removed and placed in a seperate folder.

Postcard album contents, 1898, 1911, undated.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Brochure entitled "Historic Germantown" with a list of places of historical interest and important dates, photos of houses, photos of two unidentified young girls, an envelope of duplicated postcards, and postcards with images of buildings and landscapes (locations of the postcards include Germantown, PA; Fox Chase, PA; King of Prussia, PA; Valley Forge, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Narrowsville, PA; Taylorville, PA; Cherry Valley, PA; Lehigh Water Gap, PA; Villanova, PA; Overbrook, PA; Charleston, SC; Marblehead, MA; Flushing, NY; Newlyn and Penzance, England)

Brief biography, 1882-1912.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

A brief biography of Marmaduke Cope Kimber, written by his mother, Maria Brinton Shoemaker Kimber, from his birth in 1882 to his marriage in 1912.

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