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Joseph A. and Ruth Dugdale Correspondence


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

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Joseph Dugdale (1810-1896) was a Quaker minister, farmer, and reformer, born in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1810. He lived in Ohio, where he was part of the progressive group at Green Plain that split from Indiana Yearly Meeting; Pennsylvania, where he helped organize Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (also known Longwood Yearly Meeting); and Iowa, where he died in 1896.

Ruth Dugdale (1801-1896) rivaled her husband, Joseph, in her zeal for reform causes. She was a respected Quaker minister, and participated actively in anti-slavery, temperance, women's rights, and other movements in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. She survived her husband and died in 1896.

Source of acquisition--LaVerne Forbush. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1962.

Source of acquisition--unknown donor. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

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Joseph Dugdale correspondence, 1841-73: also available in digital form

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