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Amelia Smith Mott Gummere


Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937) daughter of Richard Field Mott and Susan Thomas was a noted writer on Quaker subjects. Her published works include The Quaker: a Study in Costume, 1901; The Journal and Essays of John Woolman, 1922; Witchcraft and Quakerism, 1908; and several other works. She was editor of the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association and President of the John Woolman Association.

She received her education at the Friends' School in Providence, Rhode Island, where she graduated as a member of the class of 1878. Gummere was a well-known author of works on Quaker subjects including: The Quaker: a Study in Costume, Witchcraft, and Quakerism, The Quaker in the Forum, and The Journal and Essays of John Woolman. She served as the editor for the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association for several years and was a member of multiple local and international Friends Historical Societies. In 1882, she married Francis Barton Gummere and had three sons. Gummere died on October 7th, 1937, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

She was the granddaughter of Richard Field Smith and Hannah Morse.


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