Elizabeth Cadwallader papers
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Overview and metadata sections
Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort (1823-1864) was born on February 3, 1823. in Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania. She married Jeremiah Comfort (1816-1887), and the couple had seven children: Ezra Comfort (1847-1933), Sarah Cadwallader (1849-1943), Charles Williams (1851-1911), Harvey S. (1852-1935), Benjamin C. (1856-1873), Isaac Roberts (1860-?), and Alfred Comfort (1864-1865). Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort died March 24, 1864, in Falls, Pennyslvania.
This collection is comprised of the papers of Elizabeth Cadwallader Comfort, and include certificates of removal, clippings, correspondence, diaries, extracts, recipe books, wills, and miscellaneous items from various members of her family.
The Elizabeth Cadwallader papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1984 by Elizabeth and Stephen Cary.
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).
Certificate of removal for Elizabeth C. Comfort, addressed to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.Physical Description
Newspaper clippings.Physical Description
Includes three bound volumes and three unbound volumes of commonplace books, which are comprised of copied poems.Physical Description
Includes a single bound volume and loose diary pages.Physical Description
Single folder of loose, single page copied extracts, largely extracts of poetry.
Single volume notebook of recipes and directions for preparing certain broad food types, such as vegetables. Appears to have been a note book for a cooking class.Physical Description
Includes a single handwritten copy of an informal will of Maria Reeve.Physical Description
Includes an embroidered envelope and a report card from Westtown Boarding School for Sarah Comfort.Physical Description