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
Ann Head Warder (1758-1829), the daughter of John Head and Ann Wheeler, was born in Ipswich, England, in 1758. In 1779, she married John Warder, a wealthy Philadelphia-born merchant who moved to London in 1776 to secure his family's business during the American Revolution. The Warders moved temporarily to Philadelphia in 1783, and decided to make Philadelphia their permanent home in 1788. They had a total of ten children, seven of whom lived until adulthood. Ann Head Warder never returned to England after 1788; she died in Philadelphia in 1829.
This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder's diaries, originally written between 1786 and 1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. Diary entries describe Ann's voyage to America and her travels within New York and Pennsylvania, including people she met, Quaker meetings she attended, and social calls made during her travels. Ann often refers to her husband and eldest son Jeremiah in her entries, as they accompanied her on the trip, and regularly comments upon differences between accommodations, styles of dress, and child-rearing practices between England and America.
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).
This volume includes the transcript of the first through the fourth volumes of the original diaries.
This volume includes the transcript of the fourth through the ninth volumes of the original diaries.
This volume includes the transcript and extracts of the tenth through the fourteenth volumes of the original diaries.
This typed transcript was prepared by John W. Cadbury, as well as a list of discrepancies between the type-written and hand written transcriptions.
Typed index of discrepancies between the typed transcript and the hand-written transcriptions of Ann Warder's diaries.