This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Samuel A. Purdie. The volume includes clippings of his writing: a series of essays on “Quakerism in Dixie,” a series entitled “Journal of a Conscript,” and a series entitled “For the Pioneer, Sojourn in the Land of Secession after a Collapsed Rebellion.” The clippings were pasted into the Back Creek Monthly Meeting school attendance record books.
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Samuel Alexander Purdie (1843-1897) was born on March 5, 1843 in Columbus, Ny., the son of Samuel Purdie and Waity Howard. He married Gulielma Maria Hoover (1850-1936), and the couple had one son, Joseph Moore Purdie (1880-1958). The family went on a Quaker mission in Tamaulipas Mexico in 1895. Samuel Purdie died on August 3, 1897 in San Salvador, El Salvador.
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Samuel A. Purdie scrapbook (HC.MC.975.04.021), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/1158 Accessed November 19, 2019.