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Mordecai Matlack 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

Mordecai Matlack (1808-1896) was a Quaker farmer in the vicinity of Byberry Township, just outside of Philadelphia.

This collection includes three volumes of the diaries of Mordecai Matlack. The first volume is an unbound diary, but the other two diaries in the collection are bound. The majority of entries describe Quaker meetings, social calls, and daily farm work.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 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, 1838-1887.
Volume 1
Vol. 2, 1843-1845.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

First section includes accounts and financial information.

Vol. 3, 1845-1848.
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

First section includes an introduction of Byberry Township, including the location, acerage, history, population, and businesses.

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