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Marriott Canby Morris autograph album and scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-022

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook includes materials pertaining to Marriott Canby Morris’s time at Haverford such as lecture lists, materials from the Loganian and Everett Societies, football stubs, invitations, pictures of various traditions, personal doodles, Haverford songbooks, commencement pamphlets, and Semi-Centennial documents. It also features pictures of Barclay Hall, the library and lecture hall, his room in Barclay, Founders, the Semi-Centennial Reunion, the observatory, observatory equipment, the Class of 1894’s tennis court, the Class of 1885's cricket crease, and pictures of the classes of 1895 and 1897. Following his time at Haverford, Canby continued adding to his scrapbook, preserving materials pertaining to Haverford fundraising, developments in college presidents, the opening of Haverford’s graduate program, professor retirements, alumni events and meetings, and classmate and professor obituaries. The last few pages of the scrapbook are empty, but the back flap contains editions of “Haverford Revisited” and the “Fiftieth Anniversary of the Class of 1885.”

Marriott Canby Morris’s autograph album contains signatures of various Haverford students, their class year, their hometown, and their signatory date. Pictures drawn by Theo W. Richards and T. Herbert Chase.

Dates

  • 1879-1947

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Marriott Canby Morris was born on Spetember 7, 1863 to Elliston P. Morris and Martha Canby. He married Jane Gibbons Rhoads in 1897. Morris died on March 2, 1948.

Extent

.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The scrapbook contains materials concerning Morris's time at Haverford College and documentation surrounding reunions, alumni events, his classmates and professors, and other developments at Haverford. The autograph album includes the signatures, hometowns, and class years of members of Haverford present during Morris's collegiate years.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Processed by David Canada; completed March, 2018.
Title
Marriott Canby Morris autograph album and scrapbook, 1879-1947
Author
David Canada
Date
March, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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