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Benjamin Seebohm biography


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

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Benjamin Seebohm (1798-1871) was born in Germany in 1798. He was a Quaker minister and traveled on religious visits throughout Europe. In 1831, he married Esther Wheeler in Hitchin, England. The couple had four children: Henry Seebohm (b. 1832), Frederick Seebohm (b. 1834), Benjamin Seebohm (b. 1840), and Julia Elizabeth Seebohm (b. 1841). Seebohm died in 1871.

This collection is comprised of the single volume biography of Benjamin Seebohm. The author of this handwritten biography is unknown. The volume describes Seebohm's early life and education in Germany, and the influence of Quakerism in his young life, particularly the religious visit of Stephen Grellet. The biography also describes Seebohm's travels as a Quaker minister throughout Europe and Great Britain, and includes quoted extracts from Seebohm's journals and letters.

The Benjamin Seebohm biography was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1947 by Susanna Smedley.

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, Undated.
Volume 1

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