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Samuel Buckley Morris letterbooks


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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Samuel Buckley Morris (1791-1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Quakers Luke Wistar and Elizabeth Buckley Morris. Samuel B. Morris became a member of the shipping firm of Waln & Morris in Philadelphia. He was one of the first directors of the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society. Morris was one of the founders of Haverford College, a manager of Friends Asylum, and served on the Committee for Westtown School from 1843 until his death in 1859.

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the letterbooks of Samuel B. Morris. The first volume contains business correspondence; the second volume contains both business and personal correspondence.


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, 1815-1816.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This volume contains business correspondence written by Samuel B. Morris. Letters include prices and exchange rates for various goods, including flour, corn meal, pepper, and rum, as well as news of cargo ships.

Vol. 2, 1842.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume includes both business and personal correspondence. The majority of personal correspondence is between Samuel B. Morris and Ann Haines. Later letters are related business correspondence, written by Samuel B. Morris, concerning family lands.

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