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Grace Tower Warren photograph albums and diary as New York Yearly Meeting Secretary


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Grace Tower Warren, daughter of George W. and Mary A. Warren of Harrison, NY., was born 7 mo, 8, 1890 and joined New York Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) by request in 1912. She served as Secretary for New York Yearly Meeting 1923-1926. She married Edward Pease Sturge (1872-1951) of England in Purchase, N.Y., on 6 mo 5, 1928, and she transferred to England later that year.

Two photograph albums created by Grace T. Warren were transferred from New York Yearly Meeting in 1997. The first is a photo album of meeting houses within the Yearly Meeting. "A Book of New York Meetings," 1923-1926, also titled "Know Your Yearly Meeting." Most of the images are contemporary. The second album is untitled, but covers the years during which Grace Tower Warren served as Secretary. Well labeled snapshots cover the Young Friends Eastern Conference held at Westtown, 1923; visits to meeting houses and historic sites in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; Friends General Conference, Ocean City, NJ., in 1924; Young Friends Conference, Earlham College, 1925; Genesee Yearly Meeting; visiting Friends from England and other travels made in her job capacity. Some of the photographs are identified as being taken by E. P. Sturge, who later became her husband.

Also stored with the photograph albums is a diary/commonplace book kept by Warren 1924-1926 which includes calendar notes and inspirational writings she collected. Among the loose papers included are mimeographed letter explaining her duties as Secretary to the Representative Committee; a letter from Louise K. Clement, Friends Mission in Tokyo, introducing a Miss Ono; and a letter from E. Mabel Trafford in response to an article Warren had written for Friends Intelligencer.

Gift of New York Yearly Meeting, 1997.

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Zoe Peyton Jones
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Collection Inventory

PA099/09/001. William Penn's Appointed Meeting at the Blue Idol.
PA099/09/002. Title Page: "A Book of New York Meetings, 1923-1926".
PA099/09/003. Index (white on black).
PA099/09/004. New York Prep. Mtg, Rutherford Place, NYC.
PA099/09/005. Friends Seminary 1860 (no picture).
PA099/09/006. The Penington 1897 (no picture).
PA099/09/007. Westbury Meeting 1671 (no picture).
PA099/09/008. Manhasset Meeting 1704.
PA099/09/009. Matinecock Meeting 1682.
PA099/09/010. Matinecock Meeting 1682.
PA099/09/011. Friends Academy, Locust Valley L.I.
PA099/09/012. Jericho Meeting 1671 (no picture).
PA099/09/013. Bethpage Meeting 1698.
PA099/09/014. Flushing Meeting 1662.
PA099/09/015. Flushing Meeting 1662.
PA099/09/016. Cornwall Meeting 1773.
PA099/09/017. The Bull Stone House.
PA099/09/018. Smith's Clove Meeting 1790.
PA099/09/019. Smith's Clove Meeting 1790.
PA099/09/020. Purchase Meeting 1684 (no picture).
PA099/09/021. Chappaqua Meeting 1745.
PA099/09/022. Chappaqua Meeting 1745.
PA099/09/023. Amawalk Meeting 1772 (no picture).
PA099/09/024. Peach Lake Meeting 1760.
PA099/09/025. Peach Lake Meeting 1760.
PA099/09/026. Oblong Meeting 1742 (no picture).
PA099/09/027. Nine Partners Meeting 1742.
PA099/09/028. Oswego Meeting 1750.
PA099/09/029. Oswego Meeting 1750.
PA099/09/030. Poughkeepsie Meeting 1816 (no picture).
PA099/09/031. Creek Meeting 1771.
PA099/09/032. Crum Elbow Meeting 1779.
PA099/09/033. Greenfield Meeting 1790.
PA099/09/034. Neversink Meeting 1838.
PA099/09/035. Duanesburg Meeting 1800.
PA099/09/036. Pittstown Meeting 1777.
PA099/09/037. South Easton Meeting 1774.
PA099/09/038. South Easton Meeting 1774.
PA099/09/039. North Easton Meeting 1774.
PA099/09/040. Saratoga Meeting 1793.
PA099/09/041. Saratoga Meeting 1793.
PA099/09/042. Granville Meeting 1793.
PA099/09/043. East Hoosac Meeting 1773.
PA099/09/044. Shrewsbury Meeting 1665-70.
PA099/09/045. Shrewsbury Meeting 1665-70.
PA099/09/046. Squan Meeting 1700.
PA099/09/047. Plainfieled Meeting 1704.
PA099/09/048. Newark Meeting 1917 (no picture).
PA099/09/049. Randolph Meeting, 1758.
Album 2: "Secretary's Log" (of travels while Secretary of New York Yearly Meeting).
Album 3: Diary/Commonplace Book, 1924-1926.

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