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Thomas Hamm Collection of Letters


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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This collection consists of several letters written by Quakers around the East Coast of the United States: a majority of who are from Pennsylvania.

This collection consists of five letters donated by Thomas Hamm. The first letter is addressed to Susannah B. Habers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 and is from a child of Habers. The second letter, from James to Thomas Kimber in 1820, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, updates Kimbers about James's infant. In the third letter, Alfred Cope, owner of a prominent Philadelphia shipping company, writes to his daughters (addressed to Elizabeth W. Cope) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, about the conditions of his sick father, Thomas Pim Cope. In the fourth letter, addressed to Haverford College Class of 1861 John G. Thomas in 1860, Haverford College alum Frank Richardson requests news of Haverford College, his alma mater, especially after the release of the "Collegian," a publication from the Longian Society, a student group for academic advancement and exploration. In the fifth letter, addressed to the sister and family of M.E. Pim in 1979, Pim discusses sister Jane's "severe suffering spells" and swollen limbs, which Jane attributes to kidney and heart issues.

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Gift of Thomas Hamm.

Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein, completed December 2022.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Erick Iraheta
Finding Aid Date
February, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Thomas Hamm Collection of Letters.
Box 60

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