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Lloyd Balderston papers


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

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Lloyd Balderson was born in Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on July 21, 1818, the son of Mark Balderston and Elizabeth Lloyd. He entered Haverford College in the junior class in 1837, and left during his senior year in 1830. He went on to become a teacher, farmer, and contributor to agricultural and other journals. He married Catharine Canby in 1843. He died in Colora, Maryland, on December 23, 1907.

This collection contains two volumes compiled by Lloyd Balderston while he was a student at Haverford College between 1837 and 1839. One contains prose and poems written by himself and other Haverford students, and the other is his notebook with handwritten essays and annotations.

The volumes in this collection are arranged chronologically.

"Specimens of Composition Prose & Poetical of the Students of Haverford School Copied by Llyod Balderston" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1935 by Henry L. Balderston.

The notebook was presented to Haverford College in May, 1938 by Lloyd Balderston's great-grandson Robert L. Balderston, Haverford College class of 1939.

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

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Notebook, 1837-1838.
Volume 1
Scope and Contents

Some titles for essays in this notebook include: "A Panegyrie upon Alfred", "Address to Conscience", "Observations on the peaceful settlement of Pennsylvania", "Observations upon Todd's advice with respect to the books we read", "An address to the rhetorical society", and "Indian wrongs". There are also other entries without titles, some of which contain annotations and edits.

Specimens of Composition Prose & Poetical of the Students of Haverford School Compiled by Lloyd Balderston , 1839.
Volume 2
Scope and Contents

This volume includes essays and poems written by Haverford College students, D.B. Smith, J.H. Drinker, H. Hatshorne, F.R. Cope, J.P. Cope, L. Balderston, R.H. Lawrence, and C. Taber.

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