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Henry Hale G.Sharpless diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-068

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of eight handwritten volumes of the diaries of Henry Hale G. Sharpless. Four of the diaries are travel diaries that describe Sharpless's travels throughout the eastern United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The remaining three diaries describe Sharpless's daily life at home in Pennsylvania, and on his farm outside Philadelphia.


  • 1841-1870


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Henry Hale Graham Sharpless (1823-1870) was born in 1823, the son of Townsend Sharpless and Mary B. Jones Sharpless. In 1855, Sharpless married Mary Van Buren and was disowned by her Meeting for marrying a non-member. Sharpless ran a dry goods business in Philadelphia, which was started by his grandfather. Sharpless died in 1870, at the age of 46.


0.37 Linear Feet (8 volumes)




The Henry Hale G. Sharpless diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1972 by Mrs. Nigel Cholmeley-Jones.

Related Materials

  • MC 975.02.015 Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks
  • MC 975.08.029 Henry Hale G. Sharpless financial records
  • MC 975.11.036 Henry H.G. Sharpless passport
  • MC 1111 Sharpless family papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Henry Hale G. Sharpless diaries, 1843-1870
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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