Mary Williams Shoemaker Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Mary Williams Shoemaker (1861-1953) was a Quaker philanthropist from Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Franklin and Mary (Williams) Shoemaker. Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936) was her brother.
The collection contains chiefly journals (1934-1945) and correspondence (1914-1953) relating to Shoemaker's support of Quaker historical, educational, and social service agencies; together with correspondence of her brother, Thomas Howard Shoemaker (1851-1936), relating to his historical interests and civic activities. Includes deeds and business papers relating to Shoemaker family properties in Philadelphia and Pike County.
The collection is divided into four series:
- Deeds for burial ground lots
Donor: Anna Griscom Elkinton, 1962
Cased photograph removed to FHL Cased Pictures Collection. Related family business papers were catalogued separately as RG 5/138, Shoemaker Family Papers.
A cased photograph of Thomas H. Shoemaker, age 3 and a half years was removed from the collection and recatalogued in Cased Pictures.
- Civic leaders -- Pennsylvania
- Women civic leaders -- Pennsylvania
- Women philanthropists -- Pennsylvania
- Quaker philanthropists
- Burial -- Pennsylvania
- Charities -- Pennsylvania
- Society of Friends -- Charities
- Quakers -- Education
- Quakers -- History
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Societies, etc
- Quakers -- 20th century -- Diaries
- Real property -- Pennsylvania
- Quaker women -- Pennsylvania
- Land use -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
- Real property -- Pennsylvania -- Pike County
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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- FHL staff
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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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With related correspondence.
Also, receipt for $100. for care of above lot, to Thos. H. Shoemaker from Green St. Meeting, 9/16/1901
Also includes receipt for $300 for perpetual care of lot, 9/9/1924, and original deed of this lot to Franklin Shoemaker, 7/9/1867
Complaining of neglect of lot. Enclosed, cancelled check for $200. signed by Mary W. Shoemaker.