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Esther Fisher Wistar commonplace book


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

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Esther Fisher Wistar (1818-1900) was born on September 26, 1818, the daughter of Hannah Logan Fisher and James Smith. Wistar was born a Quaker, and her mother, Hannah Logan Fisher, was a minister of Arch Street Meeting. On December 13, 1838, Wistar married Dr. Mifflin Wistar. Wistar died on April 12, 1900, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Esther Fisher wistar, and includes extracts of poetry, as well as an account of the illness and death of Wistar's mother.

The Esther Fisher Wistar commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 2014 by David M. Morris, and released by Christian Higgins, Independence National Historical Park.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed April, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
April, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Commonplace book , 1846.
Volume 1

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