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Edward Rhoads correspondence


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Edward Rhoads (1841-1871) was the son of Samuel and Anne Gibbons Rhoads. He graduated from Haverford College in 1859, and received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1863, before serving as physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital. A Quaker, he refused to fight in the Civil War. He was a member of several Philadelphia societies and was a manager of Haverford College from 1868 until his death in 1871.

Letters from Edward Rhoads's parents (Samuel and Anne Gibbons Rhoads), Thomas Chase, Josiah Forster, Anna Harrison, Sophie and John Pease, Elisabeth and Henry Crosfield, William Pepper, M.A. and William Longstreth, James Carey Thomas, the Yarnall family, and others. The letters generally offer friendly regard.


Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
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

Samuel and Anne Rhoads to son.
Box 34
From Josiah Foster.
Box 34
From Anna Harrison.
Box 34
From Sophie and John Pease.
Box 34
From Yarnall family.
Box 34
From Elisabeth and Henry Crosfield.
Box 34
From William Pepper.
Box 34
From M.A. and William Longstreth.
Box 34
From miscellaneous writers.
Box 34

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