Eliza Ambler Foulke Research Papers
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Eliza Moore Ambler Foulke (1893-1987) was the daughter of Edwin Moore and Annie Foulke Webster Ambler. In 1923, she married Philadelphia attorney, Thomas Albert Foulke (1893-1962), who was the son of Joseph T. and Laura Lippincott Foulke. Both were birthright Friends and very active members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.
Eliza Foulke enjoyed a lifelong interest in history, especially family and local Quaker history. In 1966, she revised "An Account of The Dr. Antrim Foulke-May Foulke Beaumont Property," which she had prepared in 1947, and she added the genealogies of the families involved in that historic house. In 1969 she wrote "A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." She also compiled notebooks to preserve miscellaneous information about Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, and, in particular, the meeting houses at Gwynedd and Plymouth.
Eliza Foulke was among the first residents of Foulkeways, a continuing care retirement community constructed on the Beaumont property, which had been bequeathed to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting by Charles Beaumont in 1945. She lived at Foulkeways from 1967 to her death in 1987, actively participating in the life of the community and continuing her close relationship with Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.
This collection contains Eliza Foulke's manuscripts and scrapbooks relating to the history of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Of particular interest are a history of the Beaumont property which includes genealogies of the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families, and a history and three scrapbooks concerning Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and Plymouth Monthly Meeting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Organized in 5 folders that contain two typed manuscripts and the contents of 3 scrapbooks.
Donor: Esther S. Goulding and Wilma Culp, 1989; Accession number: 90.1.7
The five notebooks in this collection were given by Eliza Foulke to the library at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting for reference purposes. When the Library removed them from the collection, Wilma Culp and Esther S. Goulding, who are also active members of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting and residents of Foulkeways, donated them to Friends Historical Library.
"A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." (carbon copy, received 1970) is in FHL book catalogue, BX7649.G88 F6.
Received in five loose-leaf binders which had been given to the Library at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting by Eliza Foulke. Removed from (non-archival) binders, refoldered, checklist added. Stored in one box in Record Group 5.
The following materials have been removed from the collection and transferred to the miscellaneous papers of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting:
- Receipt to Cadwallader Foulke for stones used in building Gwynedd meeting house, 1823.
- Receipt to Daniel Foulke for tuition paid to Gwynedd Boarding School, 1854.
- Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1936- )
- Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1714-1827)
- Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1936)
- Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1936)
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Collection is open for research.
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Presented to the Library of Gwynedd Monthly as a reference book. Includes genealogical information on the Foulke, Ambler, Jenkins, and Beaumont families. 31 pp.
Prepared in 1969 by Eliza Ambler Foulke, Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pa. Photocopy, with inscription on title page: "Presented to the Meeting Library, Gwynedd, PA." Also attached is a card which acknowledges the assitance of individuals.
Scrapbook compiled by Eliza Ambler Foulke. Includes miscellaneous clippings and information not included in "A Record of Historical Facts of Gwynedd Meeting." Removed non-archival binder and plastic sleeves, tape, and acidic binder paper. Refoldered in original order.
Scrapbook compiled by Eliza Ambler Foulke of miscellaneous material collected after the 250th aniversary celebration.
Scrapbook. Contains information collected 1975-1977 concerning the history of the Meeting since 1946.