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Hugh D. Vail letters to Charles Yarnall


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

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Hugh D. Vail was a lecturer of Mathematics between 1848 and 1852, a director of the observatory between 1857 and 1858, and a manager at Haverford College between 1859 and 1882.

Charles Yarnall was on the Haverford College Board of Managers from 1830 to 1868.

The collection contains three handwritten letters by Vail to Yarnall written in 1854. Vail discusses his role in Haverford's Mathematics Department as well as plans for the Haverford College observatory.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed October 2021

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexandra Horkava
Finding Aid Date
October, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Hugh D. Vail letters to Charles Yarnall, 1854 January 6 - 1854 May 11.
Box 1

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