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George A. Barton 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

George Aaron Barton (1859-1942) was born on November 12, 1859 in Quebec, Canada, the son of Daniel and Mary Stevens (Bull) Barton. He was educated at Haverford College, was the editor of the Haverfordian, and graduated in in 1882. He received his PH. D. from Harvard in 1891. Barton married Caroline Brewer Danforth. From 1884-1889, Barton taught at Friends School in Providence, R.I., and from 1891-1895 he was a lecturer at Haverford College. From 1904-1920 he was a professor of Biblical literature and language at Bryn Mawr College. Although Barton was a Quaker minister beginning in 1879, but by 1918, he had doubts about the Quaker peace testimony, and in 1919 he became a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Before he died in 1942, however, Barton began to again attend Quaker Meetings.

This collection is comprised of the two copies of the manuscripts of George Aaron Barton, as well as correspondence related to the collection.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1951.
Box 5 Folder 1
Manuscript essays, Undated.
Box 5 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Two typed copies of an essay entitled, "The Old Testament."

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