Dora Anne Gilbert Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
Dora Anne Gilbert, Swarthmore College alumna of the Class of 1893, was born in 1869 and died 12/2/1964. She lived in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, and a librarian at the Lindsay Law Library in Chester;
Her parents grew up in Byberry, Pennsylvania. Until 1904, her father directed the Gilbert Academy, which was located at 9th St. and Potter Ave. in Chester, Pa. Miss Gilbert had no direct descendents, and her papers were given to the FHL by her close friend Elizabeth R. Lester.
The collection contains chiefly biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Gilbert, Strickland, Trego, and allied families, together with memorabilia relating to Swarthmore College Class of 1893, of which Gilbert was a member.
The collection is divided into four series:
- Manuscript biographical and genealogical material
- Printed reference material
Donor: Elizabeth R. Lester, 1964, 1965
Gift of Elizabeth R. Lester, 1964, 1965, who was a close friend.
Collection was partially processed when received, then sorted and placed in a document box and placed in RG5. A folder of reunion minutes, memorabilia, and photos of the Swarthmore College class of 1893, were transferred to Swarthmore College Archives, RG6, in Series 10, Alumni Papers.
The following materials have been removed from the collection and recatalogued:
- Phoenix, Vol. 13, Com. No., 6mo. 1893. (See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Student Publications.)
- Class of 1893 reunion minutes, 1938; 1943 (also program folder, typewritten copy of verses by Dora Anne Gilbert, 2 snapshots); 1958 verses by Dora Anne Gilbert. (See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, Alumni papers.)
- Scrapbook (Swarthmore College memorabilia). See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, pkg., Box 12c.1
- College students -- Pennsylvania
- Genealogists -- Pennsylvania
- Women college students -- Pennsylvania
- Women genealogists -- Pennsylvania
- Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania
- Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
- Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- FHL staff
- Finding Aid Date
- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/.
See Chart Case for both Gilbert ChartsPhysical Description
2 ring binders
Containing the Line of Descent from Benjamin Gilbert and Sarah (Mason) Gilbert.
Containing the Line of Descent from Benjamin Gilbert and Elizabeth (Peart) Gilbert.
Contains some data on Gilbert, Kite, and Renshaw families.
See Diplomas Drawer #3
Vol. 13, Com. No. See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Student Publications.
Includes program folder, typewritten copy of verses by Dora Anne Gilbert, 2 snapshots; also 1958 verses by Dora Anne Gilbert. See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, Alumni papers.
See Swarthmore College Archives, RG 6, Series 10, pkg., Box 12c. 1
Printed by Bigue & Gilbert, La Sarre, Que.