Hadassah M. L. (Hadassah Moore Leeds) Holcombe Diaries
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978) was a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Joanna Moore was born in 1891, the daughter of Robert Rowland and Margaret Gillingham (possibly Gittings. The former taken from Sandy Spring MM records) Tyson Moore of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting. She attended George School and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She married Morris E. Leeds, an Orthodox Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, two years later. After his death in 1952, she married Raymond T. Parrot, and, later, Arthur N. Holcombe. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and, in addition to her other activities, served on the boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College.
The collection contains the diaries (1904-1937) of Hadassah M.L. Holcombe (1891-1978), a Quaker educator who was a co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference.
The collection is divided into two series:
- Biographical and genealogical
Donor: Esther L. Cooperman, 1981
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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Collection is open for research.
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The supplements are the loose pages and papers contained in each diary.