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Henry Newman sketchbook


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

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Henry Newman (1837-1912) was born in Liverpool, England, in 1837, the son of Josiah Newman and Harriet Wood. He was educated at Bootham School in York, England. Newman began working at his father's grocery business in Leominster in 1858. He married Mary Ann Pumphry in 1863, and they had six children. Newman was an active Quaker throughout his life, and served as the clerk for his Monthly Meeting for over 20 years, and was recorded a minister in 1869. From 1888 to 1890, he travelled throughout the United States, visiting all of the Orthodox and Hicksite Yearly Meetings. In Leominster, Newman was also very active in education- he was one of the founders of Leominster Adult School and was leader of the Leominster Men's School for 54 years. He also founded the Leominster Orphan houses. After retiring from business in 1892, Newman became the editor of the Quaker journal, "The Friend," and served as the editor until his death in Leominster, in October, 1912.

This collection is comprised of the single volume sketchbook of Henry Newman, featuring sketches and watercolors of Friends Training Home in Brummana, Lebanon.


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

Sketchbook, 1875-1876.
Volume 1

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