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George Newbold Correspondence


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

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George Newbold (1780-1858) was a successful merchant in New York City. The son of Clayton and Mary Foster of Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting, New Jersey, he moved to New York City in 1797 as an apprentice to Thomas Franklin. He served as president of the Bank of North America and as a governor and president of the New York Hospital Society. A member of New York Monthly Meeting, he was disowned from the Orthodox branch in 1830 for marrying his second wife contrary to discipline.

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Source of acquisition--Tolles Fund. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1997.

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