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Roberts Canby commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-038

Scope and Contents

The commonplace book contains notes from friends of Roberts Canby, mostly his peers at Haverford College. The entries include prose or poetry, a signature, the hometown of the signer, their college, and the date. The book itself is a published book with illustrations at the top of every page.

Dates

  • 1834 - 1835

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

William Canby entered Haverford College in 1837 and left in 1839. While at Haverford he was involved with the Haverford Loganian Society and the Penn Literary Society, being a teller in the latter. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware on April 11, 1822. His parents were James Canby and Elizabeth Roberts. He married Ann Tatnall on April 30, 1897. He was a farmer. He died on January 15, 1897 in Wilmington, Delaware. Bibliography information from "Biographical Catalog of the Matriculates of Haverford College... 1833-1922" (1922)

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

This album contains notes from friends of Roberts Canby from 1834 to 1835, mostly his peers at Haverford College. The entries include prose or poetry, a signature, the hometown of the signer, their college, and the date. The book itself is a published book with illustrations at the top of every page.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Related Materials

William Canby diary HCS.003.006

Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo, completed May, 2018.
Title
Roberts Canby commonplace book
Author
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
Date
May, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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