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Stephen Meader manuscripts

Identifier: HC.MC-950-126

Scope and Content note

The collection includes three unpublished stories: "The Fight for the Marsh", 1972, 129 p. (on saving NJ coastal marshlands); "The Freedom Trail," 96 p. (the Underground Railroad, the important part Quakers played in helping escaping slaves & Haverford's significant role in the story); and "The Hawley House Mystery", 135 p.


  • 1972, Undated


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Stephen Meader (1892-1977) was a Quaker and graduate of Haverford College, 1913. After college he worked with the Children's Aid Society as a social worker, and soon took up writing stories for boys. His job with Curtis Publishing Company brought him in contact with the well-known author, Christopher Morley, another Haverford graduate who helped him, and several of his books were published. He later took a job in advertising at N.W. Ayer. He wrote over forty novels for young readers. He was married to Betty Hoyt and then Patience Ludlum.


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The Stephen Meader manuscripts were donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1997 and 1998 by John Meader.

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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February 2016.
Stephen Meader manuscripts, 1972, undated
Kara Flynn
February 2016
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