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Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook


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

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Overview and metadata sections

Sarah Logan Fisher (1806-1891) was born on May 18, 1806, in Massachusetts, the daughter of William Logan Fisher and Mary Rodman Fisher. In 1826, Fisher married William Wister, and the couple had eight children; William Rotch Wister (1827), John Wister (1829), Harvey Langhorne Wister (1831), Langhorne Wister (1834), Elizabeth Harvey Wister (1836), Jones Wister (1839), Francis Wister (1841), and Rodman Wister (1844). Though initially disowned for marrying out, Fisher was eventually readmitted to the Society of Friends after her marriage. Fisher died on December 26, 1891, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Sarah Logan Fisher, and includes personal correspondence. The majority of letters are written to Fisher's family members, including her brother, Charles Fisher, and her cousin, Mary Arch, as well as a number of unnamed cousins. Letters largely concern family and friends, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1783-1788.
Volume 1

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