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Joel Cadbury letter

Identifier: HCS-0023-125

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one letter written by Joel Cadbury, addressed to his brother. Cadbury discusses his plan to avoid sickness while sledding during the winter months. He also tells his brother about an incident in which a student cut a hole in the water pipe of a hot water tank. Because no report was filed about the incident, all students had to attend a long meeting to discuss the problem. The issue was solved using a grand jury. The letter includes text written in a cipher.


  • Creation: 1856 January 20


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Joel Cadbury entered Haverford in 1852 and graduated in 1856. After graduating, he was director of Haines, Jones & Cadbury Company. He was also a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and a Friends' Hospital, Philadelphia manager.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

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This collection contains one letter written by Joel Cadbury, addressed to his brother.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Henry J. Cadbury, 1954

Processing Information

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed April 2023.


Joel Cadbury letter
Maia Schwallie
April, 2023
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