Anna Simpson White correspondence
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Anna M. Simpson White (1866-1965) was the daughter of David and Tacie Satterthwaite Simpson of Langhorne, Bucks County. She was a birthright member of Falls Monthly Meeting. In 1871 the family transferred to Middletown Monthly Meeting where in 1905 Anna married Ashton White (1857-1911), a farmer. Anna was related to Emily A. Stackhouse (1899-2000), the daughter of Henry Stackhouse and Anna L. Tomlinson Stackhouse of Falls Monthly Meeting.
The collection contains the correspondence of Anna M. Simpson White (1866-1965), daughter of David and Tacie Satterthwaite Simpson of Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was a birthright member of Falls Monthly Meeting. In 1871 the family transferred to Middletown Monthly Meeting where in 1905 Anna married Ashton White, a local farmer. He died in 1911. The correspondence contains primarily informal letters received from family and friends with mention of family, Quaker meetings, and travel. Also includes a small number of miscellaneous letters received by distant cousins, Emily A. Stackhouse and Emily Tomlinson, and invitations and announcements received by Anna and her parents.
Gift of Carmen Valentino, 2018.038
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Susanna Morikawa
- Finding Aid Date
- September 2020
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
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From family and friends with mention of meetings, correspondents include Foulke, Palmer, and Arthur W. Tomlinson. Several from Lizzie Bonner, mention Quarterly Meeting, etc.
He was a student at Exeter Academy, New Hampshire
A 1906 letter from her mother written at Buck Hill Falls. Single letter from Anna to her mother mentions shopping at John Wanamaker's, the details of statue of William Penn on City Hall (installed 1894).
From family and friends with mention of meetings, etc. Correspondents includes Tazetta Tomlinson Simpson to "dear aunt," Edward Palmer, Arthur W. Tomlinson and Mary Stackhouse..
Three letters written in Long Beach and Whittier, California
Includes family news from her aunt Susanna Satterthwaite, afriend staying at the Dennis Hotel in Atlantic City, Tazetta Simpson with Quaker news, Palmers and Stapler.
Letters to dear aunt, with household news and interesting note that she had hired a girl from "Correction" who had worked out well.
Emily A. Stackhouse (1899-2000) was the daughter of Henry and Anna Tomlinson Stackhouse and an active member of Falls Monthly Meeting. Most from Hannah Sarah Pusey (1898-1979) who married John Harold Caldwell in 1920. Hannah's parents, Solomon and Ella Pusey, were birthright but left the Society of Friends. Informal letters with updates of her marriage and birth of son.
Concerning arrangements for Friends General Conference, in Ocean City. Also 1916 letter of acknowledgement for her loan to Wm. H. Grundy and Co.
Originally established in Philadelphia in 1882 for orphaned daughters of soldiers, firemen, and other civil servants. In 1895, the Institute moved its home to the Langhorne Manor Hotel, but returned to Philadelphia in 1911. Programs for the closing exercises and invitation to Anna Simpson and her parents for 1905 closing exercises.