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William G. Rhoads autograph album

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-050

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a volume entitled the "Wm. G. Rhoads Autographs of the Officers and Students of Haverford School during Winter of 1855-6" and it contains the names, autographs, addresses, and dates of entry for administrators and students at Haverford College.

Dates

  • 1855-1856

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

William Gibbons Rhoads was born in Philadelphia, Pensylvania on March 26, 1838, the son of Samuel Rhoads and Anne Gibbons. He entered Haverford College in 1854 and left in 1858, pursuing partial course and receiving a certificate for proficiency (but no degree since there was no scientific department yet). He worked as a machinist in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, and Altoona, Pennsylvania. He also served as steam and gasfitter and plumber in Phildelphia and a manager of Haverford College from 1871 to 1880. He married Sarah Wistar on November 28, 1866. Rhoads worked with a shipbuilding firm until he discovered that the company was involved in war work at which point he resigned his post. He then became involved in the plumbing business, in which his "knowledge and successful application of the laws of hydraulics gave him a high standing, both with the trade and those who had occasion to employ him," ( The Haverfordian, pages 8-9). He died on April 28, 1880 from inflammatory rheumatism at the age of 42.

Extent

.06 Linear Feet (x boxes)

Language

English

Overview

This volume is entitled the "Wm. G. Rhoads Autographs of the Officers and Students of Haverford School during Winter of 1855-6" and it contains the names, autographs, addresses, and dates of entry for administrators and students at Haverford College between 1855 and 1856.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one volume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Related Materials

Rhoads & Wing letterbook HC.MC-975-02-031, William G. Rhoads diary HC.MC-975-01-057

Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo, completed June 2018.
Title
William G. Rhoads autograph album
Author
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
Date
June, 2018
Description rules
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Script of description
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