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Longacre Family Letters

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: 006
Emma and Mae Longacre were female students at West Chester State Normal school from approximately 1897-1901. During this time, they corresponded with their parents, Daniel W. and Mary (nee Schultz) Longacre, who resided in Trooper, Pennsylvania. This collection contains three handwritten letters; two from Emma and Mae to their parents, and one from Daniel and Mary to their daughters.


  • 1897-1900
  • Other: Date acquired: 2014-02-12


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of these letters, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state rights to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which West Chester University assumes no responsibility.


3.00 Letters

3.00 Folders


This collection contains three letters written between 1897 and 1900 by the Longacre family.

Arrangement Chronological

Biographical or Historical Information

Mae S. Longacre was born in Montgomery County, PA on May 25, 1880 to Mary (nee Schultz) and Daniel W. Longacre. She was a student as West Chester State Normal school from 1897 or 1898 to 1901. She studied Elementary Education. During which time she resided with her sister, Emma, at 922 Marshall Street in Norristown, PA. She married James Liedy Anders, a banker, between 1910-1918 and had two children, Mary & Mildred, born approximately 1908 & 1914, respectively. The family’s last known residence was 1118 W. Airy St., Norristown, PA. Emma S. Longacre was born May 1, 1887 in Montgomery County, PA. She attended West Chester State Normal School with her sister, May, from 1897-98  to 1900. She also studied Elementary Education. She married Fred M. Amonson, between 1920-1930, and resided at 922 Marshall Street, Norristown, PA. Both were chiropractors, and had no children.

Custodial History

Barbara Pell purchased the letters from an antique store in Oxford, PA in January, 2014.

Source of Acquisition

Barbara Pell
Method of Acquisition Donated
Longacre Family Papers
Emily Bergen
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository