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Wilmer W. Marshall Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Wilmer W. Marshall (1847-1905) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman. He was the son of Caleb and Jane P. Marshall, and his family transferred from Center Monthly Meeting to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1865. He was active in the Friends Social Lyceum. In 1876, he married out of meeting to Julia Jacoby, but continued to follow the principles of the Society of Friends.

The collection includes diaries and a small amount of correspondence and miscellaneous material. The diaries cover the years 1859-1878 and relate daily life, including his attendance at meeting, family concerns, and participation in political meetings during the Civil War, and Friends Social Lyceum, held at Swarthmore College on June 6, 1869.

The collection is divided into three series:

  1. Journals/ Day books
  2. Correspondence
  3. Miscellaneous

RG 5/213


Accession information

Donor: Purchase, from Tolles Fund, 3/1998; Accession number 98-008

Purchased with funds from the Tolles fund

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See

Collection Inventory

Journal/Day book, 1859-1861.
Box 1
Journal/Day book, 1864-1866.
Box 1
Journal/Day book, 1867-1869.
Box 1
Journal/Day book, 1870, 1873, 1878.
Box 1
Series 2. Correspondence, n.d.
Box 1
Series 3. Miscellaneous, n.d.
Box 1

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