The Mouldens of Lower Merion/Radnor Township

Title

The Mouldens of Lower Merion/Radnor Township

Description

Handwritten notes describing the lives of William and Julia Moulden. Though filed in a box with Middleton's papers, this is Fr. Francis E. Tourscher's handwriting and quotes from this are included in an article published in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin on April 9, 1936, titled "Men and Things: Story of the Mouldens, Born Slaves but Made Free by Their Owners, the First Negro Family of the Catholic Faith on the Main Line and a Truly Rare Couple." The quotes in the Evening Bulletin were attributed to Tourscher, as well. The article was written in response to Thomas A. Daly's "Rhymes and Ripples" column that described the Mouldens on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1936. 

Though not entirely accurate, this set of notes gives an idea about what stories about the Mouldens were circulating in 1936.

Creator

Fr. Francis E. Tourscher, O.S.A.

Date

1836

Rights

Augustinian Provincial Archive

Format

Handwritten notes

Language

English

Attribution

Augustinian Provincial Archive, Villanova, PA, 901.2129, B Box 207, Folder 47

Collection

Citation

Fr. Francis E. Tourscher, O.S.A., “The Mouldens of Lower Merion/Radnor Township,” The Rooted Project , accessed April 21, 2024, https://rootedproject.org/items/show/60.

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