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"Nantucket Quakerism"


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.

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Robert J. Leach (1916-) was born in 1916 in New England. He was a conscientious objector during World War II and a teacher after the war. He has done extensive research on the history of whaling and Nantucket Quakers.

This collection is comprised of the single volume, typed, unpublished manuscript entitled "Nantucket Quakerism," written by Robert Leach. The manuscript describes Quakerism in Nantucket from 1698 to 1763, and theorizes that the failure to solve the problem of common land ownership lead to the collapse of Nantucket.


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

Manuscript Part 2, Undated.
Box 6
Manuscript Part 2, Undated.
Box 6

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