Brother of the Quill
In keeping with the part Welsh Quaker heritage of Billy Penn's original colony (Bryn Mawr was founded by Quakers) and the surrounding area (the Philadelphia Main Line), the college named many of its earliest building after Welsh county towns, Brecon, Denbigh (1891), Merion (1885), Radnor (1887), and Pembroke East and West (1892.)Is not Bryn a hill (or possibly grudge)? I grew up a mile from Bryn Mawr College which name and the tow were to mean Great Hill as I was taught.
Radnor Hall, the College's third building and second dorm was designed by Walter Cope and John Stewardson. Radnor introduced to the United States the popular architectural style known as Collegiate Gothic. (Princeton, Washington University, Duke, and other schools modeled their architectural style on Bryn Mawr College's.)