The First 300

Index of Authors and Researchers

THANKS to this talented team who contributed their knowledge and writing skills to The First 300. They are historians, architects, educators, journalists, archivists, preservationists and over a dozen enthusiastic “history huggers” from the Lower Merion Historical Society who volunteered their time and expertise to this project.

Ann Bagley John Roberts Of Pencoyd
Gloria O. Becker, Ph.D. Lawrence and Dorothy Saunders’ Idlewild Farm
Marshall Joseph Becker, Ph.D. The Lenape
Patrick J. Broderick Troop Bala One
Berty Cannon The Merion Tribute House, WWI
John Clark Percy Clark’s Willoughby
Jeffrey A. Cohen William L. McLean, Jr.’s Sydbury House
Emily Cronin Episcopal Academy
Mary Curley Saint Matthias
Edgar Davis Bala Cynwyd
Pastor Alvin Davis Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Selma Davis Bala Cynwyd
Jo Anne Debes Early Schools, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Ashbridge House
Debbi Della Porta Waldron Mercy Academy
Cynthia DeStephano The Merion Tribute House, WWI
Mrs. M. J. Divine Alan Wood, Jr.’s Woodmont
Richard J. Donagher Rosemont College
Victoria Donohoe Colonel Owen Jones’ Wynne Wood, Narberth, Local Trades, The Von Trapp Family in Merion, William McDowell’s Olinda, Isaac Clothier’s Ballytore
Cecilla Draffin The Belmont Driving Park
Liz Eidelson The Libraries
Clayton Farraday Friends’ Central School
Denise H. Francis The Libraries
Gerald A. Francis The Milestones, The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway, Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Academy, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Derivation of Local Names
James B. Garrison Old Roads and Travel, The Milestones, Taverns and Inns, The General Wayne Inn, The Buck Inn, Red Lion Inn, Toll Gates, Old William Penn, The Three Tuns/St. George’s, Clement Griscom’s Dolobran, John O. Gilmore’s Yorklynne
Bruce Gill Harriton House
Ted Goldsborough Public Schools, St. John’s Episcopal Church
John M. Groff Alexander J. Cassatt’s Cheswold, Charles Wheeler’s Pembroke, Charles E. Hires’ Rose Hill, The Red Rose Inn and Stoke Poges, Henry C. Gibson’s Maybrook, Percival Roberts’ Penshurst
Les Gundry Bryn Mawr Hospital
Hugh L. Hamilton, III Green Hill
Bill Harris St. Luke United Methodist Church
Juanita Hays Zion Baptist Church
John H. Hepp, IV The Pennsylvania Railroad and the Development of the Main Line, Train Stations
Smith Hamill Horne The Llewellyn Homesteads, Gladwyne, The Log House
Dick Jones The Peaceable Kingdom, The Llewellyn Homesteads, The Humphreys’ Pont Reading, Green Hill, Old Roads and Travel, Gladwyne, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr College, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Police and Fire Protection, The Merion Cricket Club, Percival Foerderer’s La Ronda, Percy Clark’s Willoughby, Two Recycled Estates
Mary L. Keim Joseph Price
Emma Jones Lapsansky Haverford College
Betty Lash St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Farilyn Leopold Surburban Square, Samuel Black’s Upland, Local Trades
Gerald Litwak Penn Cottage
Alice B. Lonsdorf Robert Jones’ Grove of the Red Partridge
Rev. Dr. Paree Merjian Isaac Clothier’s Ballytore
Ross Lance Mitchell The Barnes Foundation
Martha Moore Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Nicholas Myers Belmont Hills
Karen R. Nagel Appleford, J. Howard Pew’s Knollbrook
Marie Norton Lankenau Hospital
Gerry Pappas The Haverford School
Doris Patterson The Merion Cricket Club, Golf and Cycle Clubs
Diana Franzusoff Peterson Haverford College
Leslie Pfiel The Baldwin School
Alison J. Reed The Bryn Mawr Hotel
Margaretta Richardi Joseph Sinnott’s Rathalla
Joan C. Roberts The Church Of Saint Asaph
Rev. Arthur E. Rodgers Saint Matthias
Karen Ross Haverford College
Richard P. Smith Episcopal Academy
W. Robert Swartz Ardmore, The Civil War Era In Lower Merion
Maria M. Thompson The Church Of The Redeemer
Craig Tiano The Automobile Revolution
Stephen A. Tolbert, Jr. Zion Baptist Church, Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Lorett Treese Bryn Mawr College
Elizabeth Coles Umstattd Walter Lippincott’s Alscot
Trina Vaux The Shipley School
Earle Vollmer The Merion Cricket Club
Dr. Frederick Wagner Percival Foerderer’s La Ronda
Mike Weilbacher The Nature Of Lower Merion
Robert D. Weiss The Jewish Community, Two Modern Classics
Kathy Whelan Bryn Mawr College
David Wilson St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Hank Wilson Bryn Mawr
Jean K. Wolf The Mills Of Lower Merion, The Earliest Mill, The Papermakers, Powder Mills and Gun and Metal Works, John Roberts Of The Mill, English Village, James Crosby Brown’s Clifton Wynyates, Charles Ludington’s Clovelly, Rolling Hill Park
Mary M. Wood Observations, The Earliest Settlers, Penn’s Charter, The Welsh Tract, Merion Friends Meetinghouse, Some Other Early Notables, Taverns and Inns, The General Wayne Inn, The Buck Inn, Red Lion Inn, Toll Gates, Old William Penn, The Three Tuns/St. George’s, Bryn Mawr, The Revolution Touches Lower Merion, The Merion Tribute House, WWI, Local Trades, Local Trades