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Evesham Social Reading Circle 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.

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The Evesham Social Reading Circle was founded in 1864 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The Circle was supported by paid memberships. It is unknown when it ended. A preamble to its constitution states that its mission was for "mutual empowerment in Elocution, Composition and Debate, and for enlarging our fund of general intelligence, in the pursuit of which objects, we desire to exhibit a due consideration for the opinions and feelings of others, to maintain a perfect command of temper in all our intercourse, to seek for truth in all our excercises; and have adopted for our government the following Constitution, By Laws, and Rules of Order."

This collection includes one volume of the Evesham Social Reading Circle minutes, originating constitution, and by-laws, and rules of order which have been signed by more than 70 founding members. The minutes contain committee reports, finances of the organization, and descriptions of the debates or readings held at the meeting.


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

Constitution, by-laws, and minutes, 1864 - 1874.
Volume 1

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