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"The Literature of the American Quaker before 1825"


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 Handel Morgan (1911-1973) was born January 18, 1911, in Pennsylvania, the son of Warren Brooke Morgan and Florence Handel Daub. He attended West Philadelphia High School, where he graduated from in 1928. He received his bachelor's from Haverford College in 1932, and his master's and Ph.D from Harvard University in 1939. He married Virginia Elden Eggleston in 1937. Robert Morgan died November 10, 1973.

This collection is comprised of the three volume manuscript of Robert H. Morgan's dissertation for his Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard in 1939. His dissertation focuses on Quaker ideals and principles, as well as Quakers' reactions to contemporary life as exhibited through Quaker literature prior to 1825.


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

Vol. 1, 1939.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

Includes the following chapters: Historical Background, Religious Autobiographies, Non-Religious autobiographies, historiography, Prose Doctrinal Expositions, Woolman and Benezet, Non-Doctrinal Prose Works, Poetry.

Vol. 2, 1939.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

Includes the following chapters, which focus on specific early Quaker authors: Thomas Maule, Thomas Chalkley, Ellis Pugh, Job Scott, and Early Nineteenth Century Tracts.

Vol. 3, 1939.
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

Provides an annotated bibliography with the following sections: Background, Relationship to Eighteenth Century Verse, Poetic Advices, Elegiac Verses, Temporary Summary, Crawford, Churchman - Ahite, Scott, Baldwin, Snowden, Sansom, Conrad, Weekes, S.J. Smith, as well as his conclusion.

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