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Elizabeth Reeve Evans diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-024
This collection is composed of seven volumes of the handwritten diaries of Elizabeth Reeve Evans. Diary entries describe social calls, the health of family and friends, the weather, births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community, and Quaker meetings.


  • 1882-1899


Use Restrictions

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


0.3 Linear Feet (7 volumes)

Biographical note

Elizabeth Reeve Evans (1830-1906) was born on July 4th, 1830, in Philadelphia, PA to William and Elizabeth Evans, both Quakers. Elizabeth never married, and lived with her sister, Hannah Evans, until her death in 1906 at the age of 76.


The Elizabeth Reeve Evans diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1952 by Susanna Smedley.

Related Materials

MC 1007 Evans Family papers, 1752-1958

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Elizabeth Reeve Evans diaries, 1882-1899
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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