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"Transition from the Horse and Buggy Days to the Space Age"


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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Ruth Abbott Rogers (1895-1975) was born in New Jersey on April 13, 1895, the daughter of George Abbott and Elizabeth E. Abbott. She married Robinson W. Rogers and the couple had two sons: Abbott and Robinson Allen. Rogers died on January 30, 1975, in Orlando, Florida.

This collection is comprised of the single volume typed autobiography or memoir of Ruth Abbott Rogers. Rogers structured the manuscript to act as a tour of the family home, called Quillity, outside of Philadelphia. In Roger's words, "I will start at the top of the house under the slate roof and wander down room by room going over the accumulation of a family from colonial times in America." The manuscript therefore acts as both an autobiography of Roger's own life in the house, and as a family history.


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 1, 1963.
Box 11
Manuscript Part 2, 1963.
Box 11

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