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Thomas and Eliza Foulke Research Papers


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

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This collection consists of the papers accumulated from 1987-1989 by Barbara Sprogell Jacobson in the course of researching and writing her and Norma Adams Price's book about the Foulkes: Thomas and Eliza Foulke of Gwynedd Friends Meeting: What Love Can Do. Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962) and Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) were prominent members of Gwynedd Meeting. They served for the AFSC in Japan (1949-1950) and were influential in the unification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1956.

Contains the research papers of Norma Adams Price and Barbara Sprogell Jacobson, authors of a book about Thomas and Eliza Foulke who were prominent Friends and members of Gwynedd Friends Meeting.

The collection is divided into four series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Draft, What Love Can Do
  3. Miscellaneous
  4. Final draft of "Friends' Remembrances of Thomas and Eliza Foulke."

Donor: Barbara Sprogell Jacobson, 1991, 1993; Accession Number: 91.22

Consists chiefly of correspondence and tributes from people who knew the Foulkes and drafts of "What Love Can Do." The materials were sorted and divided into three series. Photographs were removed for proper storage.

A photograph of the George School Class of 1912 was removed and placed in Oversize.

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Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Seven folders arranged alphabetically by author.

Emerson, Barbara H. to Price, Norma Adams, 1988.
Box 1
Foulke, Eliza Ambler to Price, Norma Adams, 1951-1987.
Box 1
Physical Description


Jacobson, Barbara Sprogell to Price, Norma Adams, 1987.
Box 1
Miscellaneous, Orders and Thank yous for What Love Can Do, 1989.
Box 1
Price, Norma Adams to Jacobson, Barbara Sprogell, 1985-1989.
Box 1
Price, Norma Adams, 1987-1989.
Box 1
Solenberger, Anne Foulke to Jacobson, Barbara Sprogell, 1987-1989.
Box 1

Miscellaneous Notes and Drafts.
Box 1
Originals of Tributes and Attached Correspondence.
Box 1
Transcriptions of Tributes.
Box 1

Miscellaneous, 1950.
Box 1
Address Lists.
Box 1
Financial Papers, 1988-1989.
Box 1
Box 1
Printed Material.
Box 1
Printouts of File Names.
Box 1
4. Final draft of "Friends' Remembrances of Thomas and Eliza Foulke".
Box 1

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