Lippincott family photographs
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Horace Mather Lippincott was a Quaker editor and author. He was born on April 20, 1877, and died January 12, 1967. A birthright Hicksite Quaker, he was the only child of Philadelphia lumber merchant Robert C. Lippincott (1845-1916) and Cynthia Shoemaker Mather Lippincott (1847-1880). She was the daughter of Penrose and Lydia Shoemaker Mather of Abington Monthly Meeting. After Cynthia Lippincott's early death, Robert married secondly Catherine Koons, and they also had one son, George Eyre Lippincott (1889-1979).
H. Mather Lippincott, Jr. (1921-2010), was a prominent Philadelphia architect, a partner in the firm Cope & Lippincott Architects. In 1949 he married Margaret ("Peg") Walker. She was the daughter of James F. Walker and Alice Nicholson Bell Walker. Her father was headmaster of the Westtown School where she grew up. Peg Walker graduated from Swarthmore College in 1945, and two of their four sons also were Swarthmore College graduates.
Part of Lippincott Family Papers, RG5/251. This collection contains family photographs, pictures of family homes and antiques, historic sites, and vacation pictures, among others.
Gift of Margaret Walker Lippincott, Acc. 2014.029. Part of Lippincott Family Papers, RG5/251.
In 2017, the Lippincott Family Papers, RG5/251 was sorted into series, and the photographs were removed for processing as a Picture Collection. The pictures were sorted into family groups, miscellaneous, and albums.
In 2018, the Horace M. Lippincott collection items, previously sorted into the FHL Miscellaneous Negatives Plates Collection, were added to this finding aid.
This collection was removed from Lippincott Family Papers, RG5/251.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Zoe Peyton Jones
- Finding Aid Date
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Leather bound, well labeled
Black soft-cover, snapshots labeled most by first names
Fading snapshots, most not identified. Include Horace M. Lippincott, Robert C. Lippincott, Cynthia and Penrose Mather, photographs of horses, sailing, etc.
Large black album, most not identified. Many photos of James F. Walker, Margaret Walker, Sarah Nicholson Bell and Alice Bell Walker. Includes French family and Westtown, circa 1938 and earlier.
Small, black. None labeled. Vacationing, sailing, wedding.
Small black, with Radcliffe, England, and Thomas Mather house "Now owned by Horace G. Lippincott."
1949 at Westtown. Walker family, Sarah Jenkins, and other unidentified guests
Large red, skiing, trip to Bermuda (1959), not labeled
Large red, summer work camp, and touring Europe