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Esther Willits Thomas correspondence


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

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Esther Willits Thomas (1874-1975) graduated from Westtown School in 1891, and then became an assistant teacher there. She married Arthur Thomas.

There are several groups of letters, all written to Esther Willits (Hettie). The first group (1891-1892) is from Harriet Bailey about daily and personal issues. Another group of letters (1892-1894) is from Mabel Wistar to Esther Willits about herself and Edward Lippincott, his illness and death; another group of letters (1894, 1896) is from Arthur Thomas to Esther Willits relating events of daily life, friends and family, and his bicycle trip through New England in 1896. There is also a group of letters (1892-1893) from a variety of people: David Richie, Laura Shearman, Dora Smedley, Rebecca Evans, and Phebe.

The Esther Willits Thomas correspondence was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1991 and 1995 by Westtown School.

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
March, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Letters, 1890-1892.
Box 38
Letters, 1891-1892.
Box 38
Letters, 1893-1894.
Box 38
Letters, 1896.
Box 38

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