Skip to main content

Joseph Mendenhall papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-128

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of lively letters by Joseph Mendenhall, a Quaker bachelor, to his cousin. They are written from Lawrence, Kansas, between 1882 and 1903, on topics ranging from Quaker ministers, the possibility of less plainness in meetinghouses, and many details about episodes in his or others' lives.

Dates

  • 1882-1903

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Joseph Mendenhall (1829-1904) was born in the Philadelphia area in 1829, the son of John Mendenhall and Hannah Sharpless. They were members of Chester (Pennsylvania) Meeting. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, no later than 1892. Mendenhall states that he never married and refers to his Quaker connections.

Extent

3 folders

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists primarily of lively letters by Joseph Mendenhall, a Quaker bachelor, to his cousin. They are written from Lawrence, Kansas, between 1882 and 1903, on topics ranging from Quaker ministers, the possibility of less plainness in meetinghouses, and many details about episodes in his or others' lives.

Acquisition

The Jospeh Mendenhall papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1967 by Ann Blair.

Related Materials

HC.MC.851 American Friends letters collection

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.
Title
Joseph Mendenhall papers, 1882-1903
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
February, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library

Contact:
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US