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Benjamin R. Burdsall papers


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

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Benjamin Rogers Burdsall was a long-time faculty member and advisor at Brooklyn Friends School. A birthright Quaker, he was the son of Richard H. and Mary T. Rogers Burdsall, members of Purchase Monthly Meeting in New York. He was born in 1903 and, in 1939, married Miriam Thomas Grundy. He died in 1968.

Burdsall was active in Young Friends Fellowship, serving on the Executive Committee, and Friends General Conference. This small collection mostly contains materials relating to those activities.

Gift of Ellen DeNooyer, FHL 2005.003. According to th donor, these papers had been left with the Old Meeting House on Milton Rd. in Rye, N. Y. p

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