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Rachel Scattergood commonplace books


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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Rachel Scattergood (1832-1903) was born on July 3, 1832, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rachel was the eldest child of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, and their only daughter. In 1873, Rachel Scattergood married Edward Maris. Rachel Scattergood died on January 4, 1903, at age 70.

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the commonplace books of Rachel Scattergood. Volumes include extracts of poetry, prose, correspondence, and quotations.

The Rachel Scattergood commonplace book donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1952 by Susanna Smedley.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September, 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, 1856.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

Includes excerpts of pose and poetry, and quotations from various authors, including Lord Bacon and J.G. Whittier.

Vol. 2, 1864-1894.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

Includes copied anecdotes, extracts of letters, including a letter from Sarah Emlenwhile on a religious visit, extracts of meeting minutes, and Quaker testimonies.

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