Coates, William Morrison, 1845-1937
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview William Coates’s 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...
Overview Papers of the Philadelphia families Bloomfield, Coates, Cresson, Emlen, Gumbes, Horner, Howel, Lloyd, Macomb, Moore, Vaux and Wetherill families from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of these families were Quaker, including Coates, Emlen and Vaux; others had some Quaker family members, including Cresson, other families (as represented in this collection, including Gumbes and Wetherill, did not remain Quaker.