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Margaret White 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 the two volumes of Margaret White's commonplace books, which include poetry, prayers, and newspaper clippings.


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, 1791.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

Includes prayers, printed clipping of poetry, prayers, electricity, and international news, as well as excerpts on various topics, such as: education, commerce, and merit.

While a previous version of this finding aid dated this volume from 1780-1833 (inclusive), the actual physical volume only includes three written dates: 1791 on the front cover and 1792 written at two different points of the text.

Vol. 2, 1791-1792.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

Includes prayers, poems, elegies, thought on death, and Quaker testimonies. The second half of this volume is in a different handwriting, signed by Eliza white. This volume also includes many children's drawings and doodles.

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