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Henry Hale Graham Sharpless commonplace book


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

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Henry Hale Graham Sharpless, the son of Townsend Sharpless and Mary B. Jones Sharpless, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 12th, 1823. Sharpless entered Haverford College in 1836 and graduated class of 1840. In 1855, Sharpless married Mary Van Buren, who was disowned by her Meeting for marrying a non-member. Sharpless ran a dry goods business in Philadelphia, which was started by his grandfather. Sharpless died in Chester Hills, Philadelphia, on April 15th, 1870, at the age of 46.

The Henry Hale Graham Sharpless commonplace book from 1839 contains writings and excerpts collected by Sharpless during his junior year at Haverford College. There are engraving prints interspersed throughout the book, and the writing is handwritten in ink. The book was a gift of Mrs. Nigel Cholmeley-Jones in 1954.

The materials are arranged by the creator.

Processed by Addison Conn, completed March 2018

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Addison Conn
Finding Aid Date
March 2018
gift of Mrs. Nigel Cholmeley-Jones, 1954
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Henry Hale Graham Sharpless commonplace book, 1839.
Volume 1

Print, Suggest