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Rachel Scattergood diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-064

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Rachel Scattergood, for the year 1840. The first ten pages of this volume provide descriptions of Scattergood's parents, and her earliest years of childhood. As Scattergood is writing at the age of eight to nine years old, her diary provides an insight into childhood, particularly Quaker childhood, during the nineteenth century. Her diary entries revolve around her school activities and lessons, descriptions of her interactions with her parents, and often express guilt over her disobedient behavior.


  • 1840


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Rachel Scattergood (1832-1903) was born on July 3, 1832, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, in Philadelphia, Pa. Rachel was the eldest child of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, and their only daughter. In 1873, Rachel Scattergood married Edward Maris. Rachel Scattergood died on January 4, 1903 at age 70.


0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Rachel Scattergood diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, date unknown, by the Grundy Foundation.

Related Materials

  • MS 1156 Bacon Family papers, 1807-1987
  • MC.975.03.031 Rachel Scattergood commonplace book

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Rachel Scattergood diary, 1840
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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