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Woolman Research 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

Phillips P. Moulton (1909-), Quaker scholar, edited The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman which was published by Oxford University Press in 1971 as an edition of its Library of Protestant Thought. He was a professor at Adrian College.

The collection consists of Moulton's card files, correspondence, and other papers related to the editing of John Woolman's Journal.

The collection is divided into two series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Notes and other papers

Donor: Gift of Phillip P. Moulton, 1992; Accession number 92.30

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence re: project and notes, 1965-1968.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1968-1969.
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1976-1988.
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence on NEH grant, 1977-1978.
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence and MS of play by Earlene Hawley, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

re: her incomplete drama about John Woolman

Outline for Introduction and Rational, Mss for Appendix.
Box 1 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

Appendix not included in final copy

Notes on comparisons of editions.
Box 1 Folder 7
Notes and ms comparing MSS A and MSS B.
Box 1 Folder 8
Notes on Biblical references, textual notes and variants.
Box 1 Folder 9
Photocopy of Woolman manuscript.
Box 1 Folder 10
Scope and Contents

from Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm

Rough notes, on index cards.
Box 2

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