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Neometha Bathing Society records

Identifier: HCQ-003-006

Scope and Contents

The collection includes financial and logistical information on the construction and maintainence of "Julia's Bath", an area for the society's members to swim, and on the Society's financial records, elections, and major projects.


  • 1873-1878

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The Neometha Bathing Society was a Society on Haverford's campus during the 1870s. The Society collected membership dues from all prospective applicants and, as members of the Society, individuals paid monetary fees or participated in manual labor. These efforts at fundraising and labor were put towards the construction of "Julia's Bath," a private swimming area for Neometha's members. In the 1870s, Juila's Bath was renamed "Balmae Julianae" by vote of the Society's members. In the late 1870s, the Society removed all membership fees for Neometha.


.125 Linear Feet (1 box)




This collection details the financial transactions, elections, and major projects of Neometha Bathing Society from 1873 to 1878. This includes payment for labor and supplies, officer information, and the construction and maintainance of "Julia's Bath," a pond created by the organization to provide swimming accomodations to its members.


Materials are organized into two folders. The first folder contains a bound volume of Society election information, minutes, and financial information. The second folder contains receipts from supply purchases and payment for manual labor.


The Neometha Bathing Society records were donated to The Library of Haverford College in June, 1930 by "The Society."

Processing Information

Processed by David Canada; completed September, 2016.
Neometha Bathing Society records, 1873-1878
David Canada
September, 2016
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