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Waln family 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.

Overview and metadata sections


This collection is comprised of three volumes of the Waln family's commonplace books. The volumes generally include poetry and prose related to sin, illness, and death.

The Waln family commonplace books were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1952 by Mrs. Benjamin Rush.

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

Joseph Waln, 1814.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This volume includes excerpts of poetry and prose, which largely focus on sin and death. Copied excerpts include: The Life and Death of Sarah Williams, on the Death of Sarah Woodward, and Elegy on the Death of Amy Kirby.

Richard Waln, Undated.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume is comprised largely of excerpts from "The Dying Words of Penitents," and "Paternus & Eusebius's Instruction to their Children."

Sarah Waln, Undated.
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of excerpts of prose and poetry focused on death and sin, including an Elegy on the death of Amy Kirby, Mary Perry's Vision, the Death of James Mouldworth, and an Ode to Sickness.

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