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Stokes family 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


This collection is comprised of the papers of the Stokes family, and includes diaries, a notebook from Joseph Stokes' time at Westtown School, and an autograph album.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
March 2016
Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Notebook, 1874.
Volume 1
Scope and Content note

School notebook of Joseph Stokes from his time at Westtown School. The volume includes notes on the definitions of various words, mathematical equations, and notes on the biology of plants.

Autograph album, 1875-1876.
Volume 2
Scope and Content note

This volume includes quotes with signatures of Stokes' classmates at Westtown School.

Diary, 1839.
Volume 3
Scope and Content note

Includes signature of Sarah Williams on front fly leaf, dated 12th mo. 30th, 1839. Majority of entries dated 1840.

Diary, 1887.
Volume 4

Print, Suggest