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A Quaker childhood

Author: Helen Thomas Flexner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1940.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Helen Thomas' family were Quakers. Her ancestors, among the original settlers of Maryland, bankrupted themselves in 1810 by freeing some hundred slaves. Exiled from plantation life, they settled in Baltimore where they regained prosperity and aristocratic position. Helen's father played an important role in establishing The Johns Hopkins University and its Medical School, and Bryn Mawr College, of which Helen's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flexner, Helen Thomas, 1871-1956.
Quaker childhood.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1940
(OCoLC)600269882
Named Person: Helen Thomas Flexner; Helen Thomas Flexner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Thomas Flexner
OCLC Number: 1369826
Description: 5 preliminary leaves, 335 pages : illustrations, frontispiece, portraits ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Helen Thomas Flexner ...

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"Helen Thomas' family were Quakers. Her ancestors, among the original settlers of Maryland, bankrupted themselves in 1810 by freeing some hundred slaves. Exiled from plantation life, they settled in Baltimore where they regained prosperity and aristocratic position. Helen's father played an important role in establishing The Johns Hopkins University and its Medical School, and Bryn Mawr College, of which Helen's older sister, Carey, became president. Helen's mother's family, the Whitalls, was characterized by women with strong feminist and religious beliefs."--Google Books.

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