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Deborah Fisher Wharton commonplace book


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

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Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795-1888) was an American Quaker minister, suffragist, and social reformer, as well as one of the founders of Swarthmore College. She was born on October 25, 1795, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Samuel Rowland Fisher and Hannah Fisher. In 1817, Wharton married William Wharton, and the couple had ten children: Hannah (1818-1893), Rodman (1820-1854), Sarah Wharton (1821-1866), Charles William (1823-1902), Joseph (1826-1909), Mary (1828-1856), William (1830-1907), Samuel (1832-1843), Anna (1834-1893), and Esther Fisher (1836-1915). Deborah Fisher Wharton died on August 16, 1888, at the age of 92.

This collection is comprised of two volumes of Deborah Fisher Wharton's commonplace book. Volumes include poetry and prose.


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, 1808.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This volume includes the following excerpts: Picture of African Distress, an Elegy by Thomas Wilkinson, a poetical vision, and excerpts on happiness.

Vol. 2, 1814.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume includes excerpts of poetry and prose on man and on inspiration.

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