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Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-123

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.

Dates

  • 1846 February

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

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.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains one letter to Daniel B. Smith from over a hundred former Haverford students.

Related Materials

  • HCS.001.007 Daniel B. Smith lectures and papers
  • HC.MC.975.07.086 Daniel B. Smith manuscripts
  • HC.MC.975.03.052 Daniel B. Smith commonplace books
  • HC.MC.975.08.039 Daniel B. Smith financial record
  • HC.MC.975.11.038 Daniel B. Smith papers

Processing Information

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed April 2023.

Title
Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith
Status
Completed
Author
Maia Schwallie
Date
April, 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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