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Mary Paul Hallowell Hough clippings scrapbooks


Held at: Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]Clifton House, 473 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, 19034-2313

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Mary Paul Hallowell Hough, M.D. (1858-1951), was a medical doctor and author who resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Hough attended the Friends school at Horsham and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1878. She received her medical degree from The Women's Medical College of Philadelphia in 1881. Hough published books on local history and genealogy which include Early History of Ambler, 1682-1888 and The Hallowell-Paul Family History; Including the Ancestry of the Related Families of Worth, Lukens, Jarrett, Morris, Scull, Stokes, Heath, and Others. She was married to Charles B. Hough (1854-1919) who also worked as a medical doctor, and they had four children together.


Hough, Mary Paul Hallowell. Early History of Ambler, 1682-1888. Ambler, Pa: Harry Hellar Kelly, 1936.

This collection is comprised of newspaper clippings scrapbooks made out of repurposed medical textbooks. The clippings are focused Ambler, including subjects such as local schools, churches, police and fire departments; St. Mary's Catholic children's home; and local sections of the Colony Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the Rotary Club.

Gift of Mary P. H. Hough, M.D., circa 1937.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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