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The Bulletin of the Radnor Historical Society has been printed annually and distributed to members of the Society since 1950. Today, each issue is sent out the year following its cover date, so that reports on the Society’s programs, finances and developments correspond with the year on the cover. The Bulletin is the best source on the history of the Society itself, and continues to be printed each year. Below are PDF versions of all past Bulletins, with text that is searchable via a PDF reader.


Volume 1 : 1950-1960

1950 Volume 1, Number 1 : 1950

   • Historical Radnor Township


1.1 MB PDF

1951 Volume 1, Number 2 : 1951

   • Fifty Years of Local Government
   • Miscellaneous notes on Radnor History


1.5 MB PDF

There was no Bulletin for 1952.

1953 Volume 1, Number 3 : 1953

This Bulletin was printed inside the Suburban and Wayne Times.
   • The Conestoga Wagon
   • The Walking Purchase
   • The Romance of Old Deeds


1.4 MB PDF

1955 Volume 1, Number 4 : 1954

   • Social and Cultural Life in Early Radnor
   • Carriers’ Cycle (on wagons, roads, etc.)


2.1 MB PDF

1955 Volume 1, Number 5 : 1955

   • The Old Mills of Radnor
   • Education in Pre-Revolutionary Radnor Twp.
   • The Underground Railroad and Anti-Slavery
   • Movement on the Upper Main Line


3.7 MB PDF

1956 Volume 1, Number 6 : 1956

   • The Watsons of Kinterra (on Church Road)
   • My Uncle: George L. Harrison
   • The Old Wayne Lyceum Hall


3 MB PDF

1957 Volume 1, Number 7 : 1957

   • Gettysburg
   • An Artist Follows the Radnor Hounds
   • The Story of The Saturday Club of Wayne


3 MB PDF

1958 Volume 1, Number 8 : 1958

   • The Story of Woodstock (on S. Spring Mill Road)
   • Normal P. Lengel (Jobbing Carpenter)


2.6 MB PDF

1959 Volume 1, Number 9 : 1959

   • Adelberger - Florist and Greenhouses
   • The Suburban and Wayne Times
   • Historic American Buildings Survey (in Radnor)
   • Mrs. Lienhardt and Son Bakery, Confectionary, Ice Cream Parlor
   • George R. Park and Sons


2.8 MB PDF

1960 Volume 1, Number 10 : 1960

   • Notes on the "Plough" and the "Sorrell Horse"
   • Taverns on Old Lancaster Road
   • "Friendship, Love, and Peace" The Winsor Sisters


2.6 MB PDF

Volume 2 : 1961-1970

1961 Volume 2, Number 1 : 1961

   • The Radnor Methodist Church
   • The Story of Walnut Hill (Lower Merion)
   • The Wayne French and English School


3.6 MB PDF

1962 Volume 2, Number 2 : 1962

   • The Main Line Carriage Trade
   • The Burning of the "Bellevue" - Fires and Fire-fighting in Radnor
   • Notable Visitors in Radnor


2.6 MB PDF

1963 Volume 2, Number 3 : 1963

   • The Radnor Township Poorbook
   • Changing Tastes in Food in Pennsylvania
   • Banjo-Town, Radnor (Newtown Road)


3.1 MB PDF

1964 Volume 2, Number 4 : 1964

   • A True Heart is a Steadfast Heart (The Finley Family)
   • Frances Hughs Sausser
   • Radnor Township Tax Rate in 1764
   • Overseers of the Poor of Radnor Township


2.8 MB PDF

1965 Volume 2, Number 5 : 1965

   • Some Radnor Roots in Radnorshire
   • The North Wayne Protective Association


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1966 Volume 2, Number 6 : 1966

   • The Good Neighbors of Mt. Pleasant Then and Now
   • Wayne, PA, a Community of "firsts"


3 MB PDF

1967 Volume 2, Number 7 : 1967

   • Wayne Legion Home
   • Wayne Public Safety Committee
   • The Center of Radnor
   • The WWI War Memorial


3.1 MB PDF

1968 Volume 2, Number 8 : 1968

   • Mills on the Upper Reaches of Darby Creek
   • Old Broad Street Station
   • Memoirs of George L. Harrison


4.3 MB PDF

1969 Volume 2, Number 9 : 1969

   • Herbert S. Casey
   • The Incorporation of Wayne
   • Radnor Open Space Program
   • Charles Morris Young
   • Delaware & Atlantic Telephone Listings circa 1907


2.8 MB PDF

1970 Volume 2, Number 10 : 1970

   • Our Neighbors the Schmidts
   • The Great Road of Marple
   • Harford


2.9 MB PDF

Volume 3 : 1971-1980

1971 Volume 3, Number 1 : 1971

   • Highland Homes
   • O.L. Ehmann, Jr.
   • Sources of Radnor History


3.8 MB PDF

1972 Volume 3, Number 2 : 1972

   • The Famed in Wayne (VFMA)
   • Documents of Radnor History


3.6 MB PDF

1973 Volume 3, Number 3 : 1973

   • Reminiscences (J.H. Macpherson)
   • Richard W. Barringer
   • Early Maps Showing Radnor Township
   • The Blacks in Radnor before 1850


3.7 MB PDF

1974 Volume 3, Number 4 : 1974

   • History of Wayne Day
   • Three Centuries of Radnor and the Radnor Historical Society
   • The Spinster (pleasants) Siter Family


4.4 MB PDF

1975 Volume 3, Number 5 : 1975

   • History of the Hale Fire Pump Co. (6)
   • History of St. John's AME Church
   • Archeology (The Finley House Basement)
   • Good Shepard Apts.
   • Rights and Grievances at Carpenter's Hall
   • Early Photography
   • Vignettes of South Wayne


2.7 MB PDF

1976 Volume 3, Number 6 : 1976

   • Radnor in the Gay Nineties
   • The Grange (Haverford Twp.)
   • Tracing a Late Woodland Indian Village in Devon
   • Radnor Historical Society (A Bicentennial Resume)
   • Bobby Barr, Portrait of a Gentleman


4.1 MB PDF

1977 Volume 3, Number 7 : 1977

   • Early Inns and Innkeepers of Radnor
   • Francisvale Home
   • Museum in the Finley House
   • Chair from Vanor
   • Art in Glass - Duncan Miles
   • Blacks in Radnor (a footnote)


3.9 MB PDF

1978 Volume 3, Number 8 : 1978

   • Germantown
   • Radnor 1777-1778 - winter
   • The Neighborhood League
   • Migratory Legends
   • The Fry Letters
   • Researching Radnor
   • Early Landowners in Radnor


4.5 MB PDF

1979 Volume 3, Number 9 : 1979

   • The Pechin Diary


2.5 MB PDF

1980 Volume 3, Number 10 : 1980

   • Conestoga Road
   • The Playing Fields of Wayne
   • Researching the Unknown
   • Hero - Alexander Johnston Cassatt


4.7 MB PDF

Volume 4 : 1981-1990

1981 Volume 4, Number 1 : 1981

   • The Bellevue Hotel
   • The Matlack House
   • Portledge
   • Wm. Penn, Myth and Man


3.5 MB PDF

1982 Volume 4, Number 2 : 1982

   • Wayne "Water Works" Remembered
   • Suburban and Wayne Crimes
   • Horace Trumbauer, Architect for Town and County


4.4 MB PDF

1983 Volume 4, Number 3 : 1983

   • Wooton en Fete
   • Wayne Lyceum Hall
   • When the Fireworks Factory at Devon Blew Up


4.3 MB PDF

1984 Volume 4, Number 4 : 1984

   • John Singer Sargent's Radnor Portrait
   • The Treaty of Paris, 1783
   • Confirmation of Independence
   • Cast Iron Radiators


4 MB PDF

1985 Volume 4, Number 5 : 1985

   • Dorothy Harrison Therman
   • Theodore Boreham Brooks
   • William N. Fletcher
   • North Wayne Historical District
   • Wayne Post Office Mural
   • Charles B. Stilwel
   • Dr. A. H. O'Neal
   • Adelberger, Burket & R.H. Johnson


3.9 MB PDF

1986 Volume 4, Number 6 : 1986

   • Isabella Auld McKnight
   • The Firehouse and The Park
   • Horace Trumbauer in Wayne and St. Davids
   • Theodore Boreham Brooks Memorial - Wagon House
   • Cooking from an 18th century Kitchen Garden
   • Paoli Troop No. 1 Celebrates 75 Years
   • A Century of Warmth


5.1 MB PDF

1987 Volume 4, Number 7 : 1987

   • Horace Trumbauer in Radnor
   • Ponemah; Land of the Hearafter
   • An American Bungalow
   • Radnor Historical Society Artifacts
   • Tucker China


4.9 MB PDF

1988 Volume 4, Number 8 : 1988

   • Katherine Hewitt Cummin
   • Herbert S. Henderson
   • Horace Trumbauer in Villanova
   • The Home and Hospital of the Good Shepard


5.5 MB PDF

1989 Volume 4, Number 9 : 1989

   • Finley House, Grounds & Garden - Past, Present, and Future
   • Interview with Hope Montgomery Scott - Carol Creutzburg
   • A.B. Frost, Book Illustrator
   • A Historic Sketch of the Parish of St. Thomas of Villanova 1943-1989
   • Horace Trumbauer - Elsewhere in Delaware County


5.4 MB PDF

1990 Volume 4, Number 10 : 1990

   • When Finley House was a Frontier Outpost
   • Dorothy Therman's Stories from Tory Island
   • Architectural Drawings and the Wendell and Smith Account Book
   • The Devon Horse Show British Influence on Apparel and Tack


3.7 MB PDF

Volume 5 : 1991-2000

1991 Volume 5, Number 1 : 1991

   • A Couple of Footnotes to the Development of Wayne
   • A Quick Look at the History of the Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices
   • The Hildebrand House


3.7 MB PDF

1992 Volume 5, Number 2 : 1992

   • In Memoriam - Charles F. Alexander
   • Glory Days of the Pennsylvania Railroad - Charles F. Alexander
   • Waynes First Businessman - Joseph Mellon Fronfield
   • Recollections from Seventy
   • Activities of the Radnor Historical Society 1992
   • Dancing School 1912-1913


2.6 MB PDF

1993 Volume 5, Number 3 : 1993

   • Some Observations on Eighteenth Century Domestic Medicine in Pennsylvania
   • Evangeline in Radnor? The Acadians in Chester County
   • Early Roads of Radnor Township: Their Story
   • The History of Some Radnor Parks


3.8 MB PDF

1994 Volume 5, Number 4 : 1994

   • Native Resources: The Radnor Historical Society and the Lancaster Pike
   • The History of Radnor Township's Parks (correction to info in 1993 Bulletin)
   • A Remembrance: Virginia Drylesdale Keeney
   • The Electrification of the "Paoli Local"
   • Jesse Brooke's Cello
   • Finley House Visitors
   • History of the Origins of Waterloo Gardens


4.5 MB PDF

1995 Volume 5, Number 5 : 1995

   • History and Development of the Interurban Car in North America
   • Children Visit the Historical Society
   • Changing Radnor: 1790-1850
   • Wayne Architects and Builders - Their Story
   • In Memory of Robert Musselwhite Goshorn
   • The Blizz of the Blizzard: March 17 1888


4 MB PDF

1996 Volume 5, Number 6 : 1996

   • Noted in Passing - the Loss of an 18th Century Farmhouse
   • Radnor High School Celebrates 100 Years
   • Newspapering on the Main Line
   • Give Her This Day - a book review
   • History Comes Alive
   • In Memoriam: Katharine Schultz Wood Leonard and George Vaux


3.9 MB PDF

1997 Volume 5, Number 7 : 1997

   • Radnor Historical Society : "Fifty Years"
   • Historical Radnor Township
   • Carriers' Cycle
   • The Old Wayne Lyceum Hall
   • Frances Hughs Sausser
   • A True Heart is a Steadfast Heart


5.8 MB PDF

1998 Volume 5, Number 8 : 1998

   • Caesar - His Story
   • A Tale of Two Places, The Paul and Walton Estates
   • Fair Hill
   • Excerpts from "Just Ring A Bell"


4.3 MB PDF

1999 Volume 5, Number 9 : 1999

   • Wayne, Maine
   • Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr: A Patron Saint of Wayne, 1905-1990
   • The Residential Architecture of R. Brognard Okie
   • Entertainment in the Early Days of Wayne


4.4 MB PDF

2000 Volume 5, Number 10 : 2000

   • "Not the Great nor well Bespoke"
   • The Fifteen Covered Bridges of Chester County
   • Radnor Historical Society Contributes To the Radnor Township Centennial
   • Twenty-four Centennial Moments
   • The Bellevue Hotel


3.5 MB PDF

Volume 6 : 2001-2010

2001 Volume 6, Number 1 : 2001

   • "From WASP to BOBO"
   • Reception for Victorian House Tour
   • Society's Garden Party & Open House
   • The Wayne Open Air School
   • Archives Restoration Project Report
   • The Society's Collections
   • Society's Victorian Doll House
   • Main Line Real Estate Atlases


4.3 MB PDF

2002 Volume 6, Number 2 : 2002

   • 2002 Programs
   • Our Conestoga Wagon
   • The Finley House's New Roof
   • The Society's "1789" Kitchen
   • Archives Restoration Project


5.6 MB PDF

2003 Volume 6, Number 3 : 2003

   • 2003 Programs
   • Wayne Elementary School Visits The FinIey House
   • The Victorian Bed Chamber


4.3 MB PDF

2004 Volume 6, Number 4 : 2004

   • 2004 Programs
   • The Historical Society’s Photographic Collection
   • The Historical Society’s Publications Collection
   • Lecian von Bernuth Engaging Raconteur of Early Radnor


2.4 MB PDF

2005 Volume 6, Number 5 : 2005

   • 2005 Programs
   • James W. Paul and the Woodcrest Estate
   • The Second Block of East Wayne


0.7 MB PDF

2006 Volume 6, Number 6 : 2006

   • The Dorothy Finley Award
   • 2006 Programs
   • Anthony Wayne’s Death and Burial - and Reburial
   • Richard Allen in Radnor


0.5 MB PDF

2007 Volume 6, Number 7 : 2007

   • 2007 Programs
   • Radnor’s Historian Emerita: Carol Creutzburg
   • Wayne Art Center Celebrates its 75th Anniversary


1.1 MB PDF

2008 Volume 6, Number 8 : 2008

   • 2008 Programs
   • In Memoriam: Dorothy H. Therman
   • In Memoriam: Mary H. Meeker
   • 80 Years of the Anthony Wayne Theatre


0.8 MB PDF

2009 Volume 6, Number 9 : 2009

   • 2009 Programs


0.6 MB PDF

2010 Volume 6, Number 10 : 2010

   • In Memoriam: George W. Smith
   • 2010 Programs
   • Radnor Historic House Marker Program


3.3 MB PDF

2011 Volume 7, Number 1 : 2011

   • A History of Acme Markets in Wayne : Read an expanded version of this article
   • Peabody & Stearns on the Main Line
   • Gallery: Photographs New to Us in 2011
   • 2011 Report


1.2 MB PDF

2012 Volume 7, Number 2 : 2012

   • A Visit to a Former Wayne Diner, Reborn in Buffalo
   • The Evans Arboretum and Today's Ithan Valley Park
   • Gallery: Photographs New to Us in 2012
   • 2012 Report


3.3 MB PDF

2013 Volume 7, Number 3 : 2013

   • "Now, About That Stone..."
   • Forgotten Treasures: John Ray Sinnock's Artwork for the Rosemont School
   • 2013 Report


3.7 MB PDF