Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one letter to Daniel B. Smith from over a hundred former Haverford students. The letter was written in 1846 when Haverford College decided to shut down until further notice due to financial troubles. Many students took this occasion to express their gratitude to Smith through this letter. The letter is two pages long with three additional pages of student signatures.
- 1846 February
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This collection is open for research use.
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Biographical and Historical Note
The letter in this collection is addressed to Daniel B. Smith, an influential Quaker and Haverford Professor. Smith was the founder and president of the Loganian Society and served as the College's superintendent from 1843-1845. When Smith retired in 1846, Haverford College was facing significant financial troubles. Unable to enroll enough students to keep the school afloat, Haverford College shut down from 1846-1848.
.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains one letter to Daniel B. Smith from over a hundred former Haverford students.
Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed April 2023.
- Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith
- Maia Schwallie
- April, 2023
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