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Benjamin Seebohm biography

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-081

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume biography of Benjamin Seebohm. The author of this handwritten biography is unknown. The volume describes Seebohm's early life and education in Germany, and the influence of Quakerism in his young life, particularly the religious visit of Stephen Grellet. The biography also describes Seebohm's travels as a Quaker minister throughout Europe and Great Britain, and includes quoted extracts from Seebohm's journals and letters.


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Biographical note

Benjamin Seebohm (1798-1871) was born in Germany in 1798. He was a Quaker minister and traveled on religious visits throughout Europe. In 1831 he married Esther Wheeler in Hitchin, England. The couple had four children; Henry Seebohm (b. 1832), Frederick Seebohm (b. 1834), Benjamin Seebohm (b. 1840), Julia Elizabeth Seebohm (b. 1841). Seebohm died in 1871.


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The Benjamin Seebohm biography was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1947 by Susanna Smedley.

Related Materials

MC.975.01.067 Benjamin Seebohm diary

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
Benjamin Seebohm biography, undated
Kara Flynn
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