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Samuel A. Purdie 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

Samuel Alexander Purdie (1843-1897) was born on March 5, 1843, in Columbus, New York, the son of Samuel Purdie and Waity Howard. He married Gulielma Maria Hoover (1850-1936), and the couple had one son, Joseph Moore Purdie (1880-1958). The family went on a Quaker mission in Tamaulipas, Mexico, in 1895. Samuel Purdie died on August 3, 1897, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Samuel A. Purdie. The volume includes clippings of his writing, including a series of essays on "Quakerism in Dixie," a series entitled "Journal of a Conscript," and a series entitled "For the Pioneer, Sojourn in the Land of Secession after a Collapsed Rebellion." The clippings are pasted into the Back Creek Monthly Meeting school attendance record books.


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

Scrapbook, 1866-1869.
Volume 1

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