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Susanna Sharpless manuscript


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

Susanna Sharpless (1815-1907) was born on May 1, 1815, the daughter of James and Ann Forsythe. She married Aaron Sharpless in 1847, and the couple had three children: James F. Sharpless, William Truman Sharpless, and Susanna Sharpless. She died on October 8, 1907, in Brimingham, Pennsylvania.

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Susanna Sharpless. The manuscript provides a brief biography of Aaron Sharpless, but the majority of the volume describes Aaron Sharpless's illness and death. The manuscript provides a daily record of Aaron Sharpless's final days, with quotes from interactions with family members and prayers made by Aaron Sharpless on his death bed.


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, 1876.
Volume 1

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