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Jennie Gaskill Papers

Identifier: Mss.005.143

Scope and Contents

These papers contain essays and papers as well as early drafts or preparations for the creation of books or handbooks on various aspects of education (nature, grammar).  There are also a very few pieces of correspondence.


  • Date acquired: 20120615

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Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reserved, Academy of the New Church.

Biographical or Historical Information

Jennie Gaskill was a teacher in New Church schools for many years.  She produced many publications including, Biography of Raymond Pitcairn, The Study of Nature: a handbook for teachers and parents" and An Introduction to the Hebrew Language.

Note written by Gregory Jackson


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Arrangement Note

The papers are arranged in folders as they were received or the archivist has imposed a folder title.  Folder list is below:

"Biblical Place Names that Have Emigrated to America"

"Biography of Telford O. Rhodes"


"First Notes for Nature Book"

Handbook for Nature Studey (sections)

Lecture Notes

"Materials Used in Making Pre-primer"

"Materials Which Could Be Used for Construction of a Grammar book"

Nature Study Handbook

Papers, Essays and Thoughts - Various Topics

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Custodial History

These papers were inherited by Alison Pryke Jackson.  Jennie Gaskill helped raise some of the younger children in the Madeline and Edward Bostock family, including Zara Bostock (Pryke).

Source of Acquisition

Alison Pryke Jackson

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

Jennie Gaskill was an influential figure in the New Church educational system.  Her handbook for nature study is still in use in some classrooms today.

Accruals and Additions

To the original donation, two pieces of correspondence were added from the "Alphabetical Files" held by this archives.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Processing Information

The collection was originally housed in "manila" envelopes.  The materials were transferred to archival quality folders and titled as they were on the original envelope.  The archivist provided a title for any blank envelopes.

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Gregory Jackson
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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA