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Watson Dewees Notes on Meetings and Meetinghouses


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

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Overview and metadata sections

Watson Wood Dewees was born on July 31st, 1845 in Goshen, Ohio. He taught at Westtown School from 1866-1904. Dewees was an Elder, Minister, and member of the Haverford Monthly Meeting. He was also known for his photography of Quaker meetinghouses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Deleware, and Maryland. Dewees passed away February 26th, 1929.

This collection contains letters, notes, and journal entries entailing various Quaker meeting locations in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey area as well as their dates of origin and operation. These locations are in Philadelphia, PA, Abington, PA, Caln, PA, Western, PA, Burlington, PA, Buck, PA, Haddonfield, NJ, and Salem, NJ. This collection also contains newspaper clippings with sketches and information about various Quaker meetings and meetinghouses in the early 20th century.

One Folder.

Gift of Susan J. Dewees, 1937.

Processed by Erick Iraheta, completed February 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Erick Iraheta
Finding Aid Date
February 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Watson Dewees Notes on Meetings and Meetinghouses.
Volume 1
Box 3
Loose notes.
Box 3

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