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Samuel Morris notebooks

Identifier: HCS-003-070

Scope and Contents

This collection contains notebooks filled with notes from Samuel Morris during his time as a student at Haverford College. These include a diary, a notebook with grammar and chemistry notes, a notebook with literary excerpts, and two books with minutes or accounts of the Lathe committee of the Loganian Society. There is also a volume with an account of a trip that Morris took through Pennsylvania.


  • 1838-1844


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Samuel Morris (1827-1905) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Quakers Samuel Buckley Morris and Hannah Perot Morris. Samuel Morris matriculated at Haverford College in 1845, then went on to learn farming. He married Lydia Spencer in 1853. Morris was recorded a minister in the Society of Friends in 1864. In 1876, he made a religious mission to visit North American indigenous groups, later embarking on a similar mission to Europe and Australia. He was president of the managers of Friends Asylum from 1888 to 1902.


.1 Linear Feet (1 box containing 7 volumes)




This collection contains notebooks with notes written by Samuel Morris during his time at Haverford College from 1842 to 1844. There is also one volume about a trip he took around Pennsylvania in 1838.


The volumes in this collection are arranged in chronological order.


From the Morris Samson Collection.

Related Materials

  • "Essays in Prose and Verse" (HC.MC.975.07.068)
  • Morris Family papers (HC.MC.1008)

Processing Information

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed June, 2018.

Samuel Morris notebooks, 1838-1844
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
June, 2018
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