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Enion Cook papers


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

Enion Cook (1772-1841) was born circa 1772 in London Grove, Pa., the son of Stephen and Margaret Cook. He married Agnes Garrett in 1800. From 1802-1823, Cook was a teacher in Birmingham, Pa., and he helped found a library there. After 1823, Cook became a farmer. He died on October 13, 1841 in Birmingham Township, Pa.

This collection is comprised of three volumes of materials related to Enion Cook, including a notebook, a memorandum book describing Quaker ministers, and a volume written by one of his descendants, which provides some brief biographical information.

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Notebook, 1836-1839. 07 linear ft..
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

This volume was compiled from various pages, and later sewn together. The volume includes pages of "Poor Wills Almanac" 1839, and a series of pages of poetry taken from some other publication, as well as dated entries by Cook, and notes in his handwriting. His entries generally discuss the weather, records the butchering of livestock, and tasks completed on his farm.

Physical Description

0.07 linear ft.

Memorandum, Undated. 08 linear ft..
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume was labeled by Cook as a memorandum book, and it includes entries describing Quaker ministers and the meetings they traveled to and attended.

Physical Description

0.08 linear ft.

Related Materials, Undated. 06 linear ft..
Box 1
Scope and Content note

This volume was written by a descendant of Enion Cook, and describes Cook's notebook (1836-1839), and uses the material evidence within to provide a context for some brief biographical research notes.

Physical Description

0.06 linear ft.

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