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Emma Waln diary


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

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Emma Waln (1869-1936) was born in Waln's Mill in Monmouth County, New Jersey, the daughter of Nicholas Waln and Mary B. Kirby. Waln married Charles E. Hires at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Arch Street in December of 1911. Emma Waln died in 1936, in Philadelphia, at the age of 67.

This collection is comprised of the single handwritten diary of Emma Waln. Entries detail Waln's active social life, including descriptions of attendance of various social events, including whist parties, women's clubs meetings, lectures, and parties, as well as more informal social calls from friends and family. Waln's diary also describes attending classes and lectures at Swarthmore College. Individuals mentioned in Waln diary include Caleb Middleton and Mary Paxson.


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, 1890-1891.
Volume 1

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