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Seiju Hirakawa commonplace books


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

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Seiju Hirakawa (1874-?) was born in 1874, and served as the secretary of the Japan Yearly Meeting of the American Friends Service Committee beginning in 1927. He was also an educator, working as a teacher in Japanese government schools, and eventually working as the principal of the Friends' Girls' School in Tokyo.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Seiju Hirakawa. It inlcudes extracts of poetry and religious reflection on the occasion of the Hirakawa's 50th wedding anniversary, or the "Golden Wedding Number." Excerpts and quotations are arranged by topics, and cover topics such as friendship, teachers and pupils, self-expression, books, and pride. The volume also includes a personal reflection of marriage, presumably written by Hirakawa.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
December 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, Undated.
Volume 1
Vol. 2, Undated.
Volume 2

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