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Phebe Clapp Thomas commonplace book


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

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Phebe Clapp Thomas (1814-?) was born April 22, 1814, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Debulon and Mercy Thomas.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Phebe Clapp Thomas. The volume features poems copied by various friends of Thomas, and focuses on friendship, reflection, religion, and faith. Among those extracts that were signed, signatures from the following individuals are included: Jemima Hamond, Ann M. Thorne, Elias Hicks Jr., Joseph Griffen, B. Barton, Elizabeth Wenzer, Adeline Begnor, Jane Charlotte Leach, Marcia L. Haight, and E. Mitchell. A number of extracts are unsigned, including extracts of poetry by Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott. This volume was previously identified as an autograph book.

The Phebe Clapp Thomas commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1948 by the Friends Historical Association.

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

Commonplace book, 1833.
Volume 1

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