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Wharton family library catalog

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-043

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume library catalog of the Wharton family. According to a note in the inside cover, the alphabetical catalog of volumes in Deborah Fisher Wharton’s library was recorded by her grandson, William Wharton Hurston.


  • Creation: Undated


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was an American Quaker minister, suffragist, and social reformer, as well as one of the founders of Swarthmore College. She was born on October 25, 1795 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Samuel Rowland Fisher and Hannah Fisher. In 1817, Wharton married William Wharton, and the couple had ten children: Hannah (1818-1893), Rodman 91820-1854), Sarah Wharton (1821-1866), Charles William (1823-1902), Joseph (1826-1909), Mary (1828-1856), William (1830-1907), Samuel (1832-1843), Anna (1834-1893), and Esther Fisher (1836-1915). Deborah Fisher Wharton died on August 16, 1888 at the age of ninety two.


0.06 linear ft. (1 volume)

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Related Materials

  • MC.975.03.040 Deborah Fisher Wharton commonplace book
  • MC 955 Edward Wanton Smith papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

Wharton family library catalog, undated
Kara flynn
December 2015
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