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Barbara Wildman Perkins Collection

Identifier: FMS-173

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of historical materials collected by Barbara Wildman Perkins (1938-2002) on the Wildman family and their large farm, Avalon, near Selma, Clark County, Ohio. A scrapbook contains photographs and captions about the farm as it appeared in 1955, along with a history of the Wildman family. Of particular interest are an 1855 letter from Friends Boarding School (now Earlham College); an 1819 report of the Committee on Indian Concerns of Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends; and an 1823 epistle from the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Women Friends.


  • 1804-1964
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1804-1850
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2010

Conditions Governing Access

On indefinite loan

Biographical or Historical Information

Barbara Wildman, daughter of William W. and Marguerite (Greenawalt) Wildman, was born near Selma, Ohio, in 1938, and graduated from Earlham College in 1960. She married James Perkins and lived on a farm near Howard, Kansas, until her death in 2002. The Wildman family were founders of the Green Plain Friends Meeting near Selma. Several generations were students and trustees of Earlham College.

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1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Correspondence, photographs, legal documents, clippings, and other materials reflecting the lives of the Wildman family, Orthodox Friends of Selma, Clark County, Ohio.

Arrangement Note

By type of material.

Source of Acquisition

James Perkins, Howard, Kansas

Method of Acquisition

Indefinite loan.
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Thomas Hamm
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository