Magill Family 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
Edward H. (Edward Hicks) Magill was a prominent Quaker teacher and was President of Swarthmore College from 1872-1889. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan P. and Mary Magill of Solebury Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1852 he married Sarah Warner Beans, and they had six daughters. Their daughter, Beatrice, married J. Campbell Robinson in 1904 at Ithaca, New York.
The collection includes correspondence of Jonathan Magill, 1846-58, correspondence between J. Campbell Robinson and his future wife, Beatrice Magill, and the lesson books of Edward H. Magill, President of Swarthmore College.
The collection is divided into three series:
- Jonathan Magill papers
- Correspondence, J. Campbell Robinson to Beatrice Magill
- Lesson book, Edward H. Magill
Donor: Sarah E. Gardner Magill, 1911 (lesson books)
Donor: Mrs. Edith M. Fox, 1961 (Robinson correspondence)
Sarah E. Gardner Magill was the second wife of Edward H. Magill.
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- 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
Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.
Includes ALS to Phebe Johnson.Physical Description
Approx. 90 ALsS