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Hadassah M.L. Holcombe essays


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

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Hadassah M.L. Holcombe was a Quaker educator who was co-founder of the Friends Council of Education and served as Secretary of the Friends General Conference and Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Friends World Conference. Hadassah Joanna Moore was born in 1891, the daughter of Robert Rowland and Margaret Gillingham (possibly Gittings. The former taken from Sandy Spring MM records) Tyson Moore of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting. She attended George SChool and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1924. She married Morris E. Leeds, an Orthodox Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, two years later. After his death in 1952, she married Raymond T. Parrot, and later Arthur N. Holcombe. Hadassah Holcombe taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School for ten years, and in addition to her other activities, served on the boards of Swarthmore College, Antioch, George School, Sidwell Friends, and Haverford College.

Source of acquisition--George School. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2000.

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