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The materials in this collection relate to the Wilbur family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They include a photograph of Henry Oscar Wilbur (1834-1925), founder of H.O. Wilbur & Sons chocolate company; the autobiography of his son, Bertrand K. Wilbur (1870-1945), a medical doctor who practiced in Alaska before returning to the Philadelphia area in 1900 to supervise the chocolate factory; and a history of the Wilbur family compiled by Ross T. Wilbur in 1982. Several of Bertrand K. Wilbur's descendants attended Haverford College, including sons Bertrand H. Wilbur (Class of 1921), Henry Lawrence Wilbur (Class of 1923), and Donald Elliott Wilbur (Class of 1924), as well as grandson Elliott Wilbur (Class of 1951).


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Wilbur Family Papers

This collection consists primarily of letters written by Quakers William Warder Cadbury (1877-1959) and Catharine Jones Cadbury (1884-1970) who acted as medical missionaries in China from 1909 to 1949. The collection also includes Chinese political posters and a small number of photographs and speeches.


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William W. Cadbury and Catharine J. Cadbury Collection

This collection of speeches and other writings was created by Francis R. Cope, Jr. (1878-1962), a Quaker and member of the Haverford College Class of 1900.  In 1912, he began his career as a farmer at Woodbourne in Dimock, Pennsylvania, and formed a partnership with Russell Dayton, a local dairy farmer. There Cope developed a dairy and orchard business, studying fruit trees and experimenting with new varieties, grafting and other techniques. He was also greatly interested in education and civic affairs, as well as forestry and conservation of wild life. His writings focus on rural life, politics, agriculture, and school reform among other topics.


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Woodbourne Orchards and Francis R. Cope Family: Agriculture


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