Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Charles Evans (1802-1879), the son of Jonathan and Hannah (Bacon) Evans, was born December 25, 1802, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evans was a physician and was active in the Quaker community. Evans attended the 1827 meeting that planned the Orthodox/Hicksite seperation, and he was an attendant physician at Friends Asylum for years. Evans served on the editorial committee of The Friend, and wrote conservative editiorials for the publication. In 1861, Evans visitied England and Ireland, a journey in part taken due to an affection of the throat. Evans married Mary Lownes Smith, the daughter of Robert Mith III, the first editor of The Friend, in 1836. The couple had no children. He died April 21, 1879.
Henry Carter (1804-?) was born April 18, 1804 in Rock Run, Maryland, the son of John and Rebecca (Harlan) Carter. He married Mary Ann Jackson and the couple had ten children: Kate, John Isaiah (b. 1826), Evan Morris (b. 1828), Alice Anna (b. 1830), Anna Maria (b. 1833), Henry Harlan (b. 1835), Edith Rebecca (b. 1838), Sarah Ann (b. 1840), Joel Jackson (b. 1843), and Amelia Katherine (b. 1846). Henry Carter died April 1, 1896 in Fulton, Pennsylvania at the age of 91.
John M. Whitall (1800-1877) was was a prominent sea captain, businessman, and philanthropist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania involved in the spice and silk trade, glass-making, and missionary work. Whitall purchased a beach house in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1856, where the family gathered in the summer. From his days as a sailor and even more as a married man with a family, Whitall was quite a reverent man. The family held Friends Meetings at their house and enjoyed inviting other summer residents to join them. In 1872, a Friends meeting house was built in Atlantic City which served well for many generations of Quakers. Whitall began speaking in Meeting from 1858, and continued this activity until near his death in 1877.
This collection contains materials collected and donated by Frank Evans, spanning the years of 1776 to 1978. Included within the collection are the letters, inventories, business documents, stories, geneological records, photographs and daguerreotypes of prominant Quaker families, the Smith, Evans, Carter, Cope, Waring, and Whitall families.
The collection is arranged in nine series: Carter Family, Evans Family, Smith Family, Tidewater Shook Co., Bernard Waring, Whitall Family, Miscellaneous, Photographs, and Oversize.
Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed November, 2018.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Alexandra Stern
- Finding Aid Date
- November, 2018
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Deed from John Elliot and Wife to John Carter, List
Some Notes Regarding the Carter Family (1906), Harlan Family Tree (1914), Assorted papers, Letter from Morris Cope to cousins (1882), Letter from Charles S. Carter to his Uncle Henry Carter (1888), Note with Carter family tree (handwritten), List of signitures (1967), Marriage document between Samuel Carter and Ruth Taylor
Letter from Jack to Henry Evans soliciting donations to Haverford College (1984), Letter from Win Leeds with updates from the class of 1926 and handwritten comments (1986), Letter from Win Leeds with updates from the class of 1926 (1984), Letter from former student Bill White to Henry Evans (1974), Letter from Robert Stevens to Henry Evans apologizing for error in Haverford Horizons (1982), Christmas letter from Bob and Lenore Haines to the Evans' (1980), Letter from Haverford classmate Schuy Baldwin (1982), Letter from John to Henry Evans (1982), Two personal letters from Haverford classmate Win Leeds (1982), Personal letter from John (1982), Letter from Robert Haines (1976), letter from George Austin with scientific articles by George Austin (1985), 2 letters from John E. Meschter (1982), 1 letter from John E. Meschter (1987), letter from Earl J. Ball III regarding scholarship endowment at Penn Charter (1982)
Letters, newspaper clippings, accounts, testimonies
Weekly Reports (1906-1907), Cost statement (1907)
Envelope (1908), Simplex papers regarding the Simplex Pipe Clamp (1908), Misc. papers and letters
Misc. clippings and letters
Misc. letters and envelopes
Misc. letters, envelopes, and inventories
Clippings, letters, postcards, inventories, Program for the dedication of gardens at Haverford, Maps, letters
Mitchell's Map of Pennsylvania (1850), Jingle Party (1890), The Old Franklin Almanac (1863), The Old Franklin Almanac (1862),
John Hare Memorandum book containing reflections on Thomas Waring (b. 1764) ,son of Joseph and Mary Waring of Ireland, Nathanial Newlin, (d. 1829), Joseph Hoag - spiritual vision, Alice Knight and her dream, C. Healy' visit with an aged and informed Indian woman, Reflections of a young women of 17
Boxed and loose
Found at Swallowfield
Describes visit to Atlantic City, train excursion, University extension course lecture
John Bacon (1779-1859) and Mary Ann Warner (1782-1863) with printed genealogy on verso.
place where George fox preached
Four photographs, Henry Carter cdv
Colora (Home of Thomas and Anna Waring), Margaret Whitall Waring, b. July 27, 1910, cdv as infant, 6 months with two women; image as girl , Waring boys: one with wagon, toys, tent; family image on steps of home, Waring women, as elderly sitting accross from empty chairs symbolizing loss of husbands, 1889 ,
Pearl, Mildred and Helen at Manheim, a celebration in Germantown
Daguerreotype (boxed and loose)
Daguerreotype (boxed and loose)
daguerreotype (boxed and loose)
Contains lithograph of Eastern State and a portrait of Bishop White. (oversized, rolled in box, needs flattening and removal)