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"Philadelphia Quaker Philanthropists: Ann and George Williams"


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

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George Williams (1766-1852) was born February 24, 1766, the son of Hezekiah and Grace (Biles) Williams. Williams was a Philadelphia merchant. George williams married Ann Trimble on 4th month, 10, 1811. Williams was one of the founders of the Magdalen Society in 1800, and acted as the chairman of the board of managers for many years. Williams died in 1852.

Ann Trimble Williams (1771-1857) was born on July 16, 1771, in Concordville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Samuel and Esther (Brinton) Trimble. Ann Williams died October 16, 1857, at the age of 86.

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Joseph C. Carter, entitled "Philadelphia Quaker Philanthropists: Ann and George Williams." The manuscript provides a brief biography of, and genealogical information for, Ann Trimble Williams and George Williams, and their involvement in early Philadelphia philanthropic societies, including the Magdalen Society.


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

Manuscript, 1976.
Volume 1
Related Materials, Undated.
Box 1
Scope and Content note

Notes related to Joseph Carter's manuscript, "Philadelphia Quaker Philanthropists: Ann and George Williams."

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