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Walter Penn Shipley Jr. 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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Walter Penn Shipley, Jr. (1897-1987), a Quaker, was born in 1897 and attended Haverford College, class of 1919. While at Haverford, he was captain of the soccer and tennis teams and a member of the Triangle Society and Founders Club. Although he did not graduate, he worked in banking and, for 20 years, was business manager of Germantown Friends School. He married Mary Strawbridge and died in 1987.

This collection is comprised of the papers of Walter Penn Shipley Jr., and includes materials related to his time at Haverford College, including two trigonometry notebooks, four subject entrance exams, and his personal correspondence.

The Walter Penn Shipley Jr. papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 2000 by Paul E. Shipley.

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

Correspondence, 1975-1983. 1 folders.
Box 35 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Letters from Morley family members: Christina Morley, Felix Morley and Frank V. Morley, including a copy of his mathematical theorem and a letter from Haverford math professor, Cletus Oakley, regarding Morley's theorem; and an undated typed eulogy by Rufus Jones.

Physical Description

1 folders

Notebooks, 1916, 1919. 1 folders.
Box 35 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Two trigonometry notebooks.

Physical Description

1 folders

Exams, 1913-1915.
Box 35 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

Four printed entrance exams: three exams for Algebra classes, and one for an English class.

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