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Middletown Lyceum Gazetteer

 Collection — othertype: SC-261
Identifier: SFHL-SC-261


One manuscript volume of short features, local news, and editorials produced by the rotating editors of the Middletown Lyceum, a literary and social club in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


  • Creation: 1858-1859


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Middletown Lyceum, a literary and social club, was established in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, before the Civil War. It was "devoted to the advancement of Mankind." The Gazetteer was a handwritten compilation of local news items, editorials, poetry, and short features, collected twice a month. The editors rotated, often representing members of the Yarnall, Smedley and Darlington families. The articles include mention of well-attended meetings of the Lyceum and of the Yearly Meeting of the Progressive Friends at Longwood in 1859. The Lyceum was in existence at least until 1880 when it was included in a list of literary societies in the Pennsylvania School Journal.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (1 volume.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Purchase. Date of acquisition--2014.

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