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Richard Cadbury photograph albums


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

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Richard Cadbury was born June 8, 1885, the son of Richard Tapper Cadbury (1853-1929) and Helen V. Nathans Cadbury, members of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Western District. His father was a well known Quaker author, art critic, and businessman. Richard attended Haverford College and was an avid hiker and enjoyed travel. In 1914 transferred his membership from Haverford Monthly Meeting to Wilmington Monthly Meeting. During WWI, he worked for the Red Cross. In 1921 on his passport application he gave his occupation as social worker, traveling to Great Britain, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Poland for relief work. In 1924 he married Olive Clinton McCabe.

He was employed by the New York State Department of Welfare and served as District Supervisor of Old Age Assistance in the 1950s. In 1946, he transferred his membership to Uwchlan Monthly Meeting and was a member of that meeting at the time of his death on May 11, 1966.

The collection contains six photo albums compiled by Richard Cadbury (1885-1966), a Quaker social worker who volunteered for relief work in Poland, 1921-1922.

Gift of Louis T. Schneider, Acc. FHL 2014.016. Richard Cadbury was a family friend and mentor.

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Zoe Peyton Jones
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Collection Inventory

Album #1. Family and friends, camping trips, 1911-1919.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

1913 camping trip—King's Flow, New York; Racquette Lake, etc.; Robert and Katherine Maris wedding, Wilmington, Delaware, 1917; Red Cross Conference, Washington, DC., 1919; Trip on Brandywine River; Harrison Street Meeting, Wilmington; George A. and Frances T. Rhoads, Wilmington

Album #2. Camping trips, 1912-1913.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Group photo at the George School, 1912, with photostats of guest book; Back Log camp 1911; Jessup River 1911; Indian River, Indian Lake, NY, camping, 1913; Kings Flow camping; Building store house 1911; Whitacker Trail 1911; Cedar River 1912

Album #3. Travel in the United States and Europe, 1920-1922.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

1920: Mount Rainier national park, Summit Climb Certificate for Richard Cadbury; Bush Family (p. 102); Photographs of Leah Cadbury, his sister, Westtown School, 1916 graduation and in foreign service, 1914-1918; Photos taken in Yakima, Washington, where he worked for the Red Cross, 1920 (p. 132-198) - his future wife Olive McCabe is in the group photographs.; Rattlesnake Lodge February 1920 (p.112); trip to Oregon (p. 199); Paris, 1921, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Baxter (p. 202); Visiting Germany/Austria (p. 203-211); Poland photos, 1921-1922 (p. 212-245): first box from America arrived Feb. 1922 - Rebecca S. Janney, Harry Timbres, and others identified.

1922: returned to U.S. Family photographs, Haverford home, family plot at Friends Southwestern Burial Ground; West Virginia Coal Strike 1922, photos of workers on strike, tents where workers lived when evicted from houses owned by coal companies (p. 285)

Album #4. Poland Relief, 1921-1922.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Warsaw, villages, Polish refugee camp

Album #5. Travel and family, 1922-1930.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Washington, DC; Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Omaha, Neb.; New York City; camping in Pennsylvania; Bush family in Malvern, Pa.; Robert and Katherine Maris of Wilmington Monthly Meeting at home; Maris sisters, 1923; Arch Street Meeting, interior photographs; His bride, Olive C. Cadbury in their first home, St. Louis, Missouri, 1924; camping, hiking 1925; Visiting McCabe relations in Seattle, Harry and Rebecca Timbres' children; Colorado, Indianapolis, homes in various places; Family informal photographs in Haverford, Pa.; Travel including Canadian Rockies

Album #6. Travel album, 1929-1942.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

New York State - Chappaqua; Brandywine Creek, Satterthwaite, Timbres; New York City, Montauk, Albany; Chappaqua, Albany, Portsmouth NH; Photos of homes and family, not labeled, East Greenbush, Nassau 1942-1945

Richard Cadbury, Jr. notebook: Record of plants, bloom time, 1955-1957.
Box 2

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