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Esther Fisher Wistar diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-087

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Esther Fisher Wistar. Entries focus on family news, social calls, religious reflection, and descriptions of Quaker meetings, and discussions of aging and death.


  • 1866-1892


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Esther Fisher Wistar (1818-1900) was born on September 26, 1818, the daughter of Hannah Logan Fisher and James Smith. Wistar was born a Quaker, and her mother, Hannah Logan Fisher, was a minister of Arch Street Meeting. On December 13, 1838, Wistar married Dr. Mifflin Wistar. Wistar died on April 12, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pa.


0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The Esther Fisher Wistar diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 2014 by David M. Morris, and released by Christian Higgins, Independence National Historical park.

Related Materials

  • MC 975.03.057 Hannah Logan Fisher commonplace book
  • MC 975.03.066 Esther Fisher Wistar commonplace book
  • MC 1008 Morris-Sansom family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Esther Fisher Wistar diary, 1866-1892
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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