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Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-069

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 25 handwritten letters of the personal correspondence between Samuel Rowland Fisher and his friends and family, as well as a number of photocopies. The letters and accounts were written to Samuel Rowland Fisher while he was in England on a business trip for his father's firm, Joshua Fisher & Sons of Philadelphia, a shipping-importing business. The materials are from merchants in England, including Thomas and William Dillworth and others and give insight into Quaker business practice and language of the 18th century.


  • Creation: 1767-1768


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Samuel Rowland Fisher (1745-1834) was born in Lewes, Delaware, the son of Joshua Fisher and Sarah Rowland. He was a prominent Philadelphia merchant involved in the transatlantic trade, and ran a packet line between London and Philadelphia. Fisher tried to remain neutral during the Revolutionary War, and was exiled to Winchester, Virginia, for a year with 20 other Quakers. He married Hannah Rodman, and the couple had four children: Sarah (1794-1830), Deborah (1795-1888), Rodman (1798-1800), and Thomas (1801-1856). He died on May 6, 1834, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

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This collection includes the personal correspondence between Samuel Rowland Fisher, a Quaker merchant, and his friends and family, as well as a number of photocopies.


The Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1997 by Mrs. Francis James Dallett.

Related Materials

  • MC.975.02.007 Thomas Fisher letterbook
  • MC.975.05.003 Thomas Fisher signature album
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  • MC.975.03.040 Deborah Fisher Wharton commonplace book
  • MC.975.11.043 Wharton family library catalog

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence, 1767-1768
Kara Flynn
February, 2016
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