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Henry T. Coates autograph albums


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Henry Troth Coates was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 29, 1843, the son of George Morrison Coates and Anna Troth. He entered Haverford College in 1858, and graduated in 1862. During his time at Haverford he was the editor of The Bud and The Collegian. He was the vice president of the alumni association in 1881, a member of Phi Beta Kappa (1898), the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the University Archaeological Association of Philadelphia, and was the treasurer of the Zoological Society. He was also the editor of poetry books and a publisher and bookseller. He married Estelle Barton Lloyd in 1874. He died on January 22, 1910.

This collection contains two autograph albums created by Henry T. Coates, Haverford College Class of 1862. Volume 1 includes autographs of members of the Haverford College Class of 1862 along with a small portrait of them, their address, and the date that their information was recorded. The cover page for the volume reads "The Days of Auld Lang Syne at [Illustration of Founders Hall, Haverford College] Henry T. Coates." Volume 2 includes autographs from Haverford students and faculty members, mostly dating from 1857 to 1862. The album begins with signatures from faculty members and superintendents which are followed by student signatures organized by class year. There is a signature at the end of the volume from Allen C. Thomas dated 1865.

This collection is arranged in two volumes.

The Henry T. Coates autograph albums were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in February, 1919 by William M. Coates.

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed June, 2018. Updated by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, May 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Madison Arnold-Scerbo and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
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

Archival Resource Key. Henry T. Coates autograph album, 1861-1862.
Volume 1
Archival Resource Key. Henry T. Coates autograph album, 1857-1865.
Volume 2

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