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Jane Rhoads Morris journal


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Jane Rhoads Morris (1870-1950) was a Quaker woman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1870, the daughter of William G. Rhoads and Sarah W. Wistar. In 1897, Jane married Marriott Canby Morris, and the couple had three children: Elliston Perot Morris, born 1899, Marriott Canby Morris, born 1900, and Janet Morris, born 1907. Jane Rhoads Morris died March 24, 1950.

This collection is composed of a copy of the handwritten pages, as well as a typed transcript, of the journal of Jane Rhoads Morris. Morris's journal was written for her family at home during her trip to Canada during August and September, 1889. Her daily entries describe, in detail, her experiences camping in the Canadian wilderness, accompanied by her cousins and Indigenous people they employed to paddle them in canoes to and from each campsite, as well as interactions with Indigenous people the group meets during their travels. Morris also describes her male cousins fishing and hunting bear and various water fowl.


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

Journal, 1889.
Box 5

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