Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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George Dillwyn (1738-1820) was born April 26, 1738 in Philadelphia, Pa. He married Sarah Hill in 1759. Dillwyn was unsuccessful in business, but was recognized as a minister in 1766. In 1784, he and his wife traveled to England and the continent of Europe on a religious visit, along with Sarah Grubb, Mary Dudley, Sarah Dillwyn, and Robert Grubb. In 1793, Dillwyn and his wife again visited England, where they stayed for nine years. George Dillwyn died June 23, 1820 in Burlington, N.J.
This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of George Dillwyn. It includes poetry, short stories, hymns, extracts from letters and meeting minutes, and quotes from famous authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer. The majority of the volume is composed of lists of extracts organized by topic, including topics such as: anger, affectation, old age, ambition, abstinence, religion, books, revenge, praise, sincerity, death, and temperance.
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 to research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).