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Edward Rhoads 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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Edward Rhoads (1873-1903) was the son of William Gibbons Rhoads and Sarah Wistar Rhoads. He graduated from Haverford College in 1893, and received his Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1898. After graduation, he was an instructor in physics at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute until he left to be a student at Cambridge University, England. Upon his return, he served as instructor in physics at Haverford College, 1901-1903, and authored a paper on the effect of magnetization on iron. He drowned in 1903 while canoeing.

This collection includes six notebooks created by Edward Rhoads, primarily on physics. Also includes a photograph and a book of sketches.

The Edward Rhoads papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1999 by Edward R. Potts.

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

Electrostatics, undated.
Box 41 Folder 1
Experiments in Heat, undated.
Box 41 Folder 2
Physics Introduction, undated.
Box 41 Folder 3
Physics notes, undated.
Box 41 Folder 4
Electricty notes and ledger, 1892-1893, 1895.
Box 41 Folder 5
Sketches, undated.
Box 41 Folder 6
Photograph taken at Chamounix, undated, undated.
Box 41 Folder 7

Print, Suggest