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Rhoads & Wing letterbook


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

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William Gibbons Rhoads (1838-1880) was born March 26, 1838, in Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Rhoads Jr. (1806-1868) and Anne Gibbons (1809-1890). He married Sarah Wistar on November 26, 1866, and the couple had six children: Lydia Wistar Rhoads (1868-1920), Jane Gibbons Morris (1870-1950), Ethel Rhoads Potts (1871-1962), Edward Rhoads (1873-1903), William Rhoads (1876-1960), and Samuel Rhoads (1878-1930). William G. Rhoads died April 28, 1880.

Samuel Rhoads Jr. (1806-1868) was born on September 19, 1806, the son of Samuel and Sarah (Garrett) Rhoads. Samuel Rhoads, Jr. was a manager of Haverford College and the publisher and editor of the Friends Review from 1853 to 1867. On March 15, 1837, he married Anne Gibbons (1809-1890). Anne Gibbons died on February 16, 1890 at the age of 81, and Samuel Rhoads Jr. died on July 14, 1868. They had at least four children: Jane, Edward, Sophia and William Rhoads.

Asa Shove Wing (1850-1931) was the president of the Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadelphia. He married Sophia Rhoads (1850-1901) on April 30, 1873.

This collection is comprised of a single volume letterbook containing the correspondence between William G. Rhoads, Samuel Rhoads, and Asa Wing. The volume includes both personal and business correspondence.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Letterbook, 1868-1881.
Volume 1

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