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Henry Russell diary


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

Henry Russell (1814-1899) was born on July 31, 1814, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Henry Russell and Content Wing Russell. He married Mary Mitchell in 1842, and the couple had two daughters: Mary Starbuck Russell (1844-1905) and Sarah Howland Russell (1847-1848). Russell died in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on April 6, 1899, at the age of 84.

This collection is comprised of the single handwritten diary of Henry Russell. Entries describe social calls, attendance at Quaker Meetings, personal and religious reflection, prayers, and reminiscences about his wife.


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

Diary, 1858-1861.
Volume 1

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