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John Randolph Winslow commonplace book

Identifier: HCS-003-039

Scope and Contents

The John Randolph Winslow commonplace book contains songs collected and transcribed by Winslow during h is time at Haverford College. The songs and excerpts are arranged in no particular order, but range from religious songs to messages written to Winslow while in college.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1840


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

John R. Winslow was born in Piney Woods North Carolina on November 8th, 1820. Winslow entered the Junior class at Haverford College in 1838. After graduation Winslow became a physician and surgeon as well as a profesor of Materia Medica at the Maryland College of Pharmacy. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on February 13th, 1866.


0.1 linear ft. (1 volume)

Language of Materials



The commonplace book was created while Winslow was attending Haverford College. Winslow entered the college in 1838 in the Junior class, and transcribed many songs during his time there. Handwritten notes and excerpts can be found in the songbook as well. The book ends in 1840, presumably when Winslow graduated. He later went on to become a professor, physician, and surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland.


Materials arranged by creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of randolph winslow april 21 1931

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn, completed March 2018

John Randolph Winslow commonplace book
Addison Conn
March 2018
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