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William F. and Margaret Smith Satterthwaite Papers

Identifier: FMS-156

Scope and Contents

This collection consists entirely of correspondence, with a few attached clippings. Nearly all of it is with family members, mainly between William and Margaret or between them and their parents. It reflects middle-class life in the era of the Great Depression. Margaret Satterthwaite was an unusually vivid and candid correspondent. Comments on the 1932 election are also striking.


  • 1920-1941

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

William Foulke Satterthwaite was born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, June 24, 1904, the son of Thomas C. and Ella F. (Shoemaker) Satterthwaite. He attended Westtown School, where he graduated in 1922. There he met Margaret McVicker Smith, born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1905, daughter of Dr. Edwin and Anna (Way) Smith. She also graduated in 1922. They were married in Bedford, September 4, 1926. After their marriage, the Satterthwaites lived in Cleveland and in Lansdowne. Margaret Satterthwaite died in May 1977, William F. Satterthwaite on February 15, 1999.

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Correspondence sent and received by William Foulke Satterthwaite (1904-1999) and his wife Margaret (Smith) Satterthwaite (1905-1977), Orthodox Friends of Cleveland, Ohio.

Method of Acquisition

Purchase, Tom Kelley, Uwchland, PA., 2009

Accruals and Additions

None expected.
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository