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Thomas Chase presidential papers


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

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Thomas Chase (1827-­1892) was the son of Anthony and Lydia (Earle) Chase of Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1848, where he later taught for one year. He began teaching at Haverford College in 1855, where he taught philosophy and both classical and English literature. He served on the American Committee for the revision of the Bible from 1881­ to 1884. In 1875, he was named president of Haverford College, a position from which he resigned in 1886 due to failing health. He married Alice Underhill Cromwell (ca. 1837­-1882), of New York, in 1860. They had four sons and one daughter.

The collection consists of two addresses on education given by Thomas Chase, President of Haverford College from 1875 to 1886. Chase's "Educational Addresses" was published by the Teachers' Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1868. At the time, Chase was a professor at Haverford. The collection also includes two copies of "Liberal Education: Its Objects and Methods," which was delivered at the opening of Bryn Mawr College and published in 1886.

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed November 2021.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Finding Aid Date
November, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Thomas Chase presidential papers, 1868-1886.
Box 1 Folder 1

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