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Isaac Hacker diaries


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.

Overview and metadata sections

Isaac Hacker (1750-1818) was born circa 1750, in Salem, Massachusetts. Hacker was a school administrator in Salem, and a Quaker. In April of 1774, he married Anna Estes. The couple had ten children:

Lydia Chase (February 20, 1775), Rebecca Hacker (February 1, 1777), Hannah Hacker (October 21, 1779), Isaac Hacker (February 12, 1782), William Estes Hacker (August 2, 1784), Isaiah Hacker (April 13, 1787), Springet Penn Hacker (April 18, 1790), Hannah Hacker (July 5, 1792), Elizabeth Hacker (April 24, 1795), and Jeremiah Hacker (July 12, 1799).

Hacker died in September, 1818, at the age of 68.

This collection is comprised of three bound, handwritten volumes of Isaac Hacker's diaries. Entries describe the weather, attendance at Quaker Meetings, social calls from friends and family, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
July, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Vol 1, 1809-1813.
Volume 1
Vol 2, 1813-1817.
Volume 2
Vol 3, 1817-1818.
Volume 3

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