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Samuel J. Gummere papers

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-001-010

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Samuel J. Gummere's mathematics lectures, his notes on astronomy and a minor expenses cash book.

Dates

  • 1864 - 1875

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Samuel James Gummere was born April 28, 1811 in Rancocas, N.J. to John and Elizabeth (Busby) Gummere. Gummere was a teacher and taught Latin, Greek, and mathematics at the Friends School in Providence, Rhode Island. He was an assistant teacher at Haverford College beginning in 1834. Gummere married twice- he married his first wife, Abigail Griscom, in 1835, and married his second wife, Elizabeth Hooten Barton, in 1845. In 1862, he returned to teach at Haverford College (previously Haverford School), then became president of the college in 1863, a position he held until his death in 1874. He had three children, Caroline E. Gummere, John Gummere, and Francis Barton Gummere. Gummere Hall, built in 1964, was named in his honor.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of Samuel J. Gummere's mathematics lectures, his notes on astronomy and a minor expenses cash book.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged thematically.

Related Materials

Samuel Gummere diary (HC.MC.975.01.031)

Gummere Family materials (HC.MC.950.Gummere)

Samuel J. Gummere manuscripts (HC.MC.975.07.039)

Francis and Samuel Gummere papers (HC.MC.1258)

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Horkava, completed December 2019
Title
Samuel J. Gummere papers
Author
Alexandra Horkava
Date
December, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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