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Caleb Raper commonplace book


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

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Caleb Raper (1692/3-1745) was born circa 1692/3, the son of Thomas Raper (1656-1715) and Abigail Perkins (1663-1752), in Burlington, New Jersey. He died in August, 1745, in Burlington, New Jersey.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Caleb Raper, and a single photocopy. It is religious in nature, and contains copied bible verses, religious poetry, prayers, and letters. According to the notes on the first and last pages of the volume, the original commonplace book, written in Caleb Rapper's hand, was written in 1711. This volume was copied in 1747 by Raper's nephew, Richard Smith.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
October, 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, 1711.
Box 1
Box 1

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