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Isaac Shoemaker scrapbook


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

Isaac Shoemaker (1807-1873) was born in 1807 to Charles and Margaret (Wood) Shoemaker.

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Isaac Shoemaker. The volume includes portraits of Shoemaker's family, including Charles Shoemaker, Elizabeth Robeson, Susan Wood, Hannah Taylor, Abraham M. Taylor, George Washington, Daniel Wheeler, and Robert Morton. Also includes sketches of meeting houses, plants found on his travels, and landscapes, including landscapes of South Carolina, Louisiana, western prairies, Spanish Missions in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Yosemite.

Notes in the inside covers of this volume relate the history of its ownership. It was originally "presented as a memento of the past to my darling Sallie M. Taylor" according to the note on the inside cover, dated 1866, and signed by I. Shoemaker. A second note reads as follows: "Scrapbook of sketches made by Uncle Isaac Shoemaker and Cousin Walter Hinchman. At my death to be given to Lawrence N. Taylor." The scrapbook was then left to Haverford College in Lawrence N. Taylor's will.

The Isaac Shoemaker scrapbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Lawrence Taylor.

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

Scrapbook, 1841-1866.
Volume 1
Related materials, 1856-1867.
Box 2
Scope and Content note

Single folder of related materials, originally tucked inside the front cover of the scrapbook. Included are pen and ink sketches, and some correspondence, engravings, and two small leather horses.

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