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Coates, William Morrison, 1845-1937

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William M. Coates autograph album and diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-014
Overview William Coates’ diaries detail his time at Haverford College and following his graduation. He writes about the weather, academic studies, weekly collections, the Everett Society, exercise, his letter correspondence, and trips with his friends and family. He begins writing about the Civil War on April 14, 1861, detailing Fort Sumter’s surrender and evacuation, remarking on the “great excitement” and formation of a mob in Philadelphia. He later remarks on Civil War events such as the Baltimore...
Dates: 1860-01-01 - 1863-07-06

Families of Philadelphia papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1184
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of the correspondence and papers of members of twelve different families in the Philadelphia area. A great deal of the correspondence relates to concern for health and relationships among family members. The papers are often concerned with matters of business as well as estates, both in terms of the exchange of property, but also as property and possessions of deceased family members. Many of the principals in the collection traveled for business or pleasure....
Dates: 1700-1942