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Walter Willits Pharo songbook

Identifier: HCS-003-017

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one songbook written during his time at Haverford College, which was 1871 to 1875. The songbook begins with an entry from 1872 and ends in 1874. There is an index of songs at the end of the songbook for reference.


  • 1872 - 1874


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

Walter Willits Pharo was born in Tuckerton, New Jersey on May 31, 1855 and entered Haverford College in 1871. In his junior year at the college Pharo gave an oration titled "Richelieu" to his class. He was graduated in 1875 and spent his life as an iron manufacturer and dealer. He married Elizabeth Bellerby Wilson on October 30, 1894. He died in Haverford, Philadelphia on October 10, 1919.


0.13 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The collection contains one songbook written by Walter Willits Pharo during his time at Haverford College, which was from 1871 to 1875. He compiled a number of songs during his time at the college before going on to become an iron manufacturer.


Materials are arranged chronologically by creation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth W. Pharo, 1947

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn, completed February 2018
Walter Willits Pharo songbook
Addison Conn
February, 2018
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