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Margaretta Hinchman letterbooks


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

Margaretta Shoemaker Hinchman (1876-1955) was a Quaker artist, illustrator, photographer, and sculptor. Hinchman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1876, the daughter of Lydia Swain Mitchell and Charles Shoemaker Hinchman. Hinchman studied art in the late 1890s with Kenyon Cox, Charles Grafly, and Howard Pyle. Hinchman never married, and died on July 23, 1955.

This collection is comprised of three volumes of Margaretta Hinchman's letterbooks. Each volume is organized alphabetically by the last name of the letter writer, and contains personal correspondence related to social events and social calls. Notable letter writers include Helen Keller.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1922-1934.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Yarnall Abbott, Charles Abbott, Horace Alwyne, George Biddle, Pearl Buck, Mary Butler, and Edmund Curtis.

Vol. 2, 1931-1940.
Volume 2
Scope and Content

Letter writers include: Oswald Chew, Paul Cret, Magarite Cret, and Joseph Downs.

Vol. 3, 1927-1942.
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Huger Elliott, Edith Ewenson, Geraldine Farrar, and Helen Keller.

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