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William Webb Price 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

William Webb Price (1892-1961) was a Quaker architect, teacher, and actor, of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania.

The collection contains chiefly letters written by William Webb Price to his family while serving with Friends War Victims Relief Committee in France during and shortly after World War I; together with reports, financial papers, memorabilia, and printed material relating to Quaker reconstruction activities in France.

The collection is divided into six series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Writings
  3. Business papers
  4. Pictorial material
  5. Memorabilia
  6. Reference material

Donor: Margaret Price, 1970

The collection was given by Margaret Price, sister of William Webb Price.

Processed by FHL staff, 1971

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Collection Inventory

William Webb Price to his family, 1917-1919.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Sent while he was working in France with the Mission de la Société des Amis (Friends War Victims Relief Committee).

Letters received by William Webb Price, 1917-1923, and n.d.
Box 1

Outlines of talks to school children, 1920-1922.
Box 2

Business papers concerning his équipés in France, 1917-1919.
Box 2
Ser. 4. Pictorial material.
Box 2

Miscellaneous memorabilia, dated and undated.
Box 2

Pamphlets, etc., concerning reconstruction work.
Reconstruction, issues of the magazine published monthly for the Relief Missions of the Society of Friends in Europe, 1917-1920.
Box 2
Friends Intelligencer, issues containing articles on the reconstruction work, 1919.
Box 2

Print, Suggest