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Francis Barton Gummere songbook and notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-023

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three volumes of papers created by Gummere. There is a songbook created during his time at Haverford College in addition to his notebooks on Germanic life and the philosphy of Baruch Spinoza. They are all handwritten and detail his notes during the courses. The notes on Germanic life are written in German.

Dates

  • 1869 - 1889

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical

Francis Barton Gummere (March 6th, 1855- May 30th, 1919) was born to Samuel J. Gummere and Elizabeth H. Barton in Burlington, New Jersey. He was half-brother of Caroline E. Gummere and John Gummere. In 1870, his family moved to Haverford, Pennsylvania. He became a student at Haverford College. He received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1875 (the same year he received his A.M. from Haverford) and taught there for two years as an English instructor. He then ran the William Swain School for Advanced Work at New Bedford, Massachusetts, and later worked with the Penn Cord and Iron Works. After, he worked the law firm F.I. Gowan, and then as a teacher at the Providence, Rhode Island Friends’ School and later at Moses Brown School. He went on to become a professor of German and English at Haverford College in 1888. He studied abroad at the Universities of Berlin, Leipzig, and Jena, and received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Freiburg. He married Amelia Smith Mott in 1882, and he had three children: Richard M., Samuel J., and Francis Barton Jr.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (3 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

The Francis Barton Gummere songbook and notebooks consists of three volumes of papers created by Gummere. There is a songbook created during his time at Haverford College in addition to his notebooks on Germanic life and the philosphy of Baruch Spinoza.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically by creation.

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn, completed February 2018
Title
Francis Barton Gummere papers
Author
Addison Conn
Date
February, 2018
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Language of description note
English

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