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Joseph Mendenhall papers


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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Joseph Mendenhall (1829-1904) was born in the Philadelphia area in 1829, the son of John Mendenhall and Hannah Sharpless. They were members of Chester (Pennsylvania) Meeting. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, no later than 1892. Mendenhall states that he never married and refers to his Quaker connections.

The collection consists primarily of lively letters by Joseph Mendenhall, a Quaker bachelor, to his cousin. They are written from Lawrence, Kansas, between 1882 and 1903, on topics ranging from Quaker ministers, the possibility of less plainness in meetinghouses, and many details about episodes in his or others' lives.

The Jospeh Mendenhall papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1967 by Ann Blair.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1882-1903.
Box 29 Folder 1
Photographs, Undated.
Box 29 Folder 2
Poems, 1865.
Box 29 Folder 3

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