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William Thompson diary


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

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William Thompson (1840-1918) was born circa 1840 in Belfast, Ireland, to George and Isabella Thompson. As a young man, Thompson worked in his family's grocery shop. After immigrating to the United States in 1870, Thompson married Susan Taber in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on November 3, 1875. Thompson was a member and minister of New Bedford Monthly Meeting, and he and his wife Susan spent many years in Europe and the Middle East making religious visits and working at foreign missions in England, Norway, and Palestine, including a year spent at the Ramallah Friends mission in Palestine.

Source: The American Friend, vol VII, Jan 1919.

This collection is comprised of the single, handwritten diary of William Thompson. Entries are largely related to his family's grocery business, family news, illness, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended. He occasionally also describes Quakers from England and Ireland making religious visits to America.

The William Thompson diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Eleanor Taber.

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, 1860.
Volume 1

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