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The Octagon records


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

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There is not much information known about this organization. The minute book begins in 1892, and ends in 1894, stating that the group had decided to form a new society rather than expand the Octagon. It is unknown whether this new society was formed, or what its name was, if so. The first minutes in the book state that the meetings "should not be formal, but free and easy affairs." The meetings consisted of presentations of various kinds, including poetry and other readings. The group was a mixed gender organization.

This collection consists of one volume of minutes from "The Octagon," a society in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. It also includes a role book of its members in the back.

Gift of C. Wilfred Congrad, 1961.

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.

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

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

Collection Inventory

Minutes, 1892 - 1894.
Volume 1

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