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Joseph Walton diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-083
This collection includes 19 volumes of Joseph Walton's handwritten diaries and a folder of his religious writings. Diary entries focus on Walton's various religious visits in the U.S., and include details about his travel, attendance at meetings, and descriptions of the communities he visited. During his travels in Maryland, in volume 4, Walton discusses the status of free African Americans, particularly the ramifications of newly free former slaves for American politics, and issues surrounding voting. Volumes 6-8 and volume 13 describe Walton's time among Seneca and Onondaga reservations in New York.

Dates

  • 1875-1894

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

0.66 Linear Feet (20 volumes)

Biographical note

Joseph Walton (1844-?) was born November 1, 1844 to Samuel and Sarah Walton. He was a member of Nottingham and Little Britain Monthly Meeting.

Acquisition

The Joseph Walton diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1952 by Anna Walton.

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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Title
Joseph Walton diaries, 1875-1894
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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