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Rachel Scattergood 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.

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Rachel Scattergood (1832-1903) was born on July 3, 1832, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rachel was the eldest child of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, and their only daughter. In 1873, Rachel Scattergood married Edward Maris. Rachel Scattergood died on January 4, 1903, at age 70.

This collection is comprised of the single, handwritten diary of Rachel Scattergood for the year 1840. The first ten pages of this volume provide descriptions of Scattergood's parents, and her earliest years of childhood. As Scattergood is writing at the age of eight to nine years old, her diary provides an insight into childhood, particularly Quaker childhood, during the 19th century. Her diary entries revolve around her school activities and lessons, descriptions of her interactions with her parents, and often express guilt over her disobedient behavior.

The Rachel Scattergood diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by the Grundy Foundation.

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, 1840.
Volume 1

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