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Emma Waln diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-081
This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Emma Waln. Entries detail Waln's active social life, including descriptions of attendance of various social events; whist parties, women's clubs meetings, lectures, and parties, as well as more informal social calls from friends and family. Waln's diary also describes attending classes and lectures at Swarthmore College.

Individuals mentioned in Waln diary include; Caleb Middleton, Mary Paxson.


  • February 1890- August 1891


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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


0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Biographical note

Emma Waln (1869-1936) was born in Waln's Mill in Monmouth County, N.J., the daughter of Nicholas Waln and Mary B. Kirby. Waln married Charles E Hires at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Arch Street in December of 1911. Emma Waln died in 1936 in Philadelphia at the age of 67.



Related Materials

  • MC 950.063 C. Willis Edgerton papers
  • MC 966 Nicolas Waln family papers
  • MC 975.03.038 Waln family commonplace books

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.


Emma Waln diary, 1890-1891
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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