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E. Carlton (Edwin Carlton) MacDowell 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

E. Carlton MacDowell (Edwin Carlton) (1887-1973) was a Quaker zoologist and relief worker in France after World War I.

The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, memorabilia, pictures and other papers relating to MacDowell's involvement in Quaker relief activities in France during and after World War I. Includes material relating to American Friends Service Committee's Reconstruction Unit and Message Committee, Berlin Centre Committee, and Friends Council for International Service.

The collection is divided into five series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Documents
  3. Minutes, reports, and other material
  4. Pictures
  5. Memorabilia

Donor: Michael R. Gannett, 1974

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondnece of E. Carleton MacDowell.
Box 1

Documents of E. Carleton MacDowell, 1917-1919, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes communications from his draft board, safe conduct passes from the Red Cross and from American military authorities, and other documents from MacDowell's stay in France.

Minutes, reports, and other material, 1922-1925, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Materials received by E. Carleton MacDowell from Quaker agencies in Europe while a member of the American Friends Service Committee's Message Committee. Included are reports from Friends' Council for International Service and minutes of the Berlin Centre Committee.

Pictures of war devestation and reconstruction in France.
Physical Description

mostly negatives

Quaker stars, American Red Cross badges.

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