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Pennsylvania Society Promoting Public Economy records


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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Founded in May, 1817, the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting Public Economy was inspired by observations of poverty in Philadelphia in the winter of 1816, and a report on the causes of poverty and who was poor. Committees included those on poor laws, public prisons, domestic economy, the suppression of vice and immorality, and public schools. The Society sought to educate the poor and improve their management of their resources. While some of the founding members and officers of the Society were Quaker, it was not an exclusively Quaker organization.

This collection is comprised of the accounts of the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting Public Economy (1818-1819), correspondence (1818), and checks (1818).


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Records, 1818-1819. 1 folders.
Box 32 Folder 1
Physical Description

1 folders

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