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Sharpless family 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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The Sharpless family in Pennsylvania were descended from John and Jane Sharples of England, who settled near Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1682.

Anna T. Jeanes (1822-1907) was a Philadelphia Quaker activist. With help from Booker T. Washington, she founded the Jeanes Foundation, which helped support the education of rural Black people in the United States.

The George School is a Quaker boarding School located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1887.

This collection is comprised of a single folder of materials of the Sharpless family, related to the Anna T. Jeanes and Joseph Jeanes Fund and the George School. The materials include correspondence (two items), minutes from the Joseph Jeanes Committee, information about the real estate holdings in the estate of Anna T. Jeanes, a pamphlet of the "Lists of Sub Committees Appointed by the George School Committee," a notebook of expenses, a small single volume address book, and a small day book for the George School.

The Sharpless family papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1983 by the Sharpless family.

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

Papers, 1891-1920.
Box 36 Folder 1

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