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Eliza Butler Kirkbride Papers

Collection ID

URB 12

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Collection Summary

Eliza Butler Kirkbride Papers


Collection ID
URB 12

Kirkbride, Eliza Butler, 1836-1922

0.5 linear feet (1 box) 

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.        

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Eliza Butler Kirkbride (1836-1922) was active in educational and social welfare organizations. Her husband, Thomas Story Kirkbride, was director of the Department of Mental Diseases at Pennsylvania Hospital from 1840 until his death about 1878. An elementary school at 7th and Dickinson Streets in South Philadelphia is named after Mrs. Kirkbride.

Description of Collection

This collection of papers includes Kirkbride's diaries (1862-1863, 1899, 1903), a personal ledger (1866-1867), and a notebook (1889-1892).

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1614207~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Eliza Butler Kirkbride Papers are in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Eliza Butler Kirkbride Papers, URB 12, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Additional diaries of Eliza Butler Kirkbride are located at the Albany Institute of History and Art, McKinney Library, Albany, NY.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs. Margaret Creese, May, 1971. Accession no. 84.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal Names:
Kirkbride, Eliza Butler, 1836-1922

Education -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Ledgers (account books)


1          1          Diary          1862-1863

1          2          Diary          1899

1          3          Diary          1903

1          4          Ledger          1866-1867

1          5          Notebook          Undated