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Philomathian Society records


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

There is not much information available about this society. As this volume is the second one, it is assumed the Philomaterian Society began before 1787. In late 1787/ early 1788 (exact date unknown), the Philomathean and Mercantile Societies joined together, and were renamed the Literary and Commerical Societies. From notes in the minutes, Thomas Pim Cope was the group's secretary during this time.

This collection contains one volume, labeled Philomathian Society Minutes Vol 2. It includes minutes from the society's meetings, detailing conversations and debates held within the meetings.


Processed by Mary A Crauderueff; completed November 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
November 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Minutes vol 2, 1787 - 1788.
Volume 1

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