Samuel J. Gummere manuscripts
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of two volumes of Samuel J. Gummere's manuscripts about his time traveling through Iowa's prairies, and includes both poetry and prose.
- Gummere, Samuel James (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Samuel James Gummere, (April 28, 1811 - October 23, 1874) was born to John and Elizabeth Buzby Gummere in Rancocas, New Jersey. His father opened a boarding school in Burlington, New Jersey, where Samuel assisted. He later organized the classical department in the Friends’ School in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1834, his father became the superintendent of Haverford School, and Samuel became an assistant teacher there. Samuel married Abigail Griscom in 1835, and in 1840, she died. In 1843, the Gummeres reopened the boarding school in Burlington, New Jersey, which had had financial difficulties. In 1845, Samuel married Elizabeth Hooton Barton. In 1862, he returned to teach at Haverford College (previously Haverford School), then became president of the College in 1863, a position he held until his death in 1874. He had three children: Caroline E. Gummere, John Gummere, and Francis Barton Gummere.
0.1 Linear Feet (2 volumes)
Samuel J. Gummere's manuscripts detail his time traveling through Iowa's prairies, and include both poetry and prose.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
- Samuel J. Gummere manuscripts, 1857
- Kara Flynn
- September, 2015
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