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.
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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.
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Henry Hale G. Sharpless diaries (HC.MC.975.01.068), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/754 Accessed November 17, 2019.