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"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"


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

Henry Chandlee Forman (1904-1991) was born June 18, 1904, in New York, the son of Horace Baker Forman Jr. and Caroline L Forman. On September 28, 1929, Forman married Caroline Biddle Lippincott in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Forman died on March 18, 1991, in Easton, Maryland.

This collection is comprised of the final draft and manuscript of Henry Chandlee Forman's "Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses." The manuscript describes the history of 17th and 18th century Nantucket, including the "pioneers" of Nantucket, the history of the town planning and building, and the early economy of Nantucket, which was dependent on fishing and sheep-shearing.

"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses" by Henry Chandlee Forman was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1972 by Henry Chandlee Forman.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
September, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Final draft Part 1, 1966.
Box 2
Scope and Content note

Third and final typed draft of the original manuscript, with handwritten edits and margin notes.

Final draft Part 2, 1966.
Box 2
Pre-Publication Copy, 1966.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

Final "dummy" copy of Forman's manuscript.

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