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George Bacon diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-005

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of seventeen, handwritten volumes of George Bacon's diaries from 1813-1829. All of Bacon's diaries were written in "the Gentleman's Annual Pocket Remembrancer," which, in addition to Bacon's daily entries, includes an almanac, lists of members of the U.S. government, and a list of the Army and Navy for each year. In addition to the seventeen original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some handwritten, as well as an index of journal entries by topic.

Bacon's entries largely focus on the following topics; descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings attended, Yearly Meetings attended, births, deaths, and marriages in the Quaker community, social calls, and news of his family and business.


  • 1813-1829


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

George Bacon (circa 1780-1857) was born circa 1780, in Philadelphia, Pa, the son of John and Mary Bacon. Bacon married Naomi Tyler in 1804 in Greenwich, New Jersey. The couple had four children; George Wade Bacon (1807-1847), Richard Wood Bacon (1811-1876), Josiah Bacon (1812-1881), and Francis Bacon (1813-?). Bacon was an Elder in his Quaker meeting. Despite being an active Quaker, Bacon was also a slave holder. He died on January 16, 1857 in Greenwich, New Jersey.


0.89 Linear Feet (17 volumes)




The George Bacon diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1967 by Margaret Bacon.

Related Materials

  • MC 1156 Bacon family papers
  • MC 1226 Bacon family papers
  • MC 975.01.004 Francis Bacon diary

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.


George Bacon diaries, 1813-1829
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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