Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Edna Postlethwaite (1892-1972) graduated from Swarthmore College in 1914 and earned a masters degree from Columbia University. A Quaker and a member of New York Monthly Meeting of Friends, she was a teacher and involved in many social concerns.
She was born March 10,1972, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Her uncle, George Edmund Strattan, was an 1895 graduate of Swarthmore College and his mother, Charlotte Lewis Strattan, was a member of the class of 1888,
The collection contains the letters and diaries of Edna Postlethwaite and photocopies of the letters of G. Edmund Stratton, her uncle. Of particular interest is the correspondence of the former with her parents, Clarence E. and Charlotte Lewis Postlethwaite, while she was a student at Swarthmore College and the diaries which range from 1907-1911, and 1913 to 1916.
The collection is divided into three series:
- Biographical and genealogical
Donor: Ruth Stratton Cummins, 1986
The collection was given by Ruth Strattan Cummings who was the daughter of Edmund Stratton and a first cousin of Edna Postlethwaite.
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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
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