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Howard Comfort diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-012

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of three original, handwritten journals of Howard Comfort. Each volume is a small “pocket diary,” and entries include lists of assignments and readings for class, notes and quoted excerpts from materials Comfort had read, as well as descriptions of social calls and Quaker meetings.


  • 1867-1870


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Howard Comfort (1850-1912) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 21st, 1850, to Edward Comfort and Susan Edge Comfort. On May 16, 1872, Howard Comfort married Susan Wistar, the daughter of Thomas W. Wistar and Priscilla Foulke Wistar. The couple had one son, William Wistar Comfort (1874-1955). Comfort was a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, and often traveled between Philadelphia and various cities in Great Britain on business during the years 1890-1907. Comfort died in Philadelphi, Pa, on April 12th, 1912, at nearly 62 years old.


0.25 Linear Feet (3 volumes)





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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Howard Comfort diaries, 1867-1870
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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