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Roberts Canby commonplace book


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

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Overview and metadata sections

William Canby was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 11, 1822, to James Canby and Elizabeth Roberts. He entered Haverford College in 1837 and left in 1839. While at Haverford, he was involved with the Haverford Loganian Society and the Penn Literary Society, being a teller in the latter. He married Ann Tatnall on April 30, 1897. He was a farmer. He died on January 15, 1897, in Wilmington, Delaware. Bibliographical information from "Biographical Catalog of the Matriculates of Haverford College... 1833-1922" (1922).

The commonplace book contains notes from friends of Roberts Canby, mostly his peers at Haverford College. The entries include prose or poetry, a signature, the hometown of the signer, their college, and the date. The book itself is a published book with illustrations at the top of every page.

Acquisition unknown.

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed May, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
Finding Aid Date
May, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Roberts Canby commonplace book, 1834-1835.
Volume 1

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