This collection contains two copies of the Annals of Haverford, one being the original manuscript verson and the other a typed copy. The Annals was a contemporary account of the history of Haverford College, from its opening through its first four years. It recounts some of the large decisions made by the institution and the programs undertaken. Some of the topics discussed include: the opening of the school, engagements of the students, visits by the managers, lectures and arrangment of the school room, arrangements of the minerals, regulations, Loganian society, the grounds, examinations, and regulations of the studies. The entires are dated, and most of them end with the word "Comes." Some of the entires are in rhyming verse, while most are in prose.
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)
Biographical / Historical
The Annals of Haverford was most likely written by Joseph Walton, who was one of the twenty-one students who was present on the opening day of Haverford College in 1833. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1817, the son of Joseph Walton and Abi Kite. After leaving Haverford he was a Latin teacher at Wesstown School, and a printer, surveyor, and dealer in furniture. He was also the clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for sixteen years from 1881 to 1897. He was the editor of "The Friend" in Philadelphia from 1879 to 1898. He was also the author and editor of many Quaker books. He married Lydia Lippincott in 1858. He died in New Jersey on February 10, 1898.
This collection contains two copies of the Annals of Haverford, one being the original manuscript verson and the other a typed copy. The Annals was a contemporary account of the history of Haverford College, from its opening in 1833 through its first four years.
The original manuscript is first, followed by the typescript copy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The original manuscript was presented by Miss Hannah Fox, Foxburg, Clarion County, Pennslyvania, Fifth month 1926. The acquisition information for the typescript is unknown.
Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo completed June 2018.
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