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Norwood Penrose Hallowell autograph album


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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Norwood Penrose Hallowell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 1839, the son of Morris Lonstreth Hallowell and Hannah Smith Penrose. He entered Haverford College in 1851, and left in 1853. He studied at Harvard University between 1857 and 1861, where he met Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who later served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Hallowell's family was strongly Quaker and abolitionist, so he and his family were involved on the side of the Union during the Civil War. He held a variety of military positions in Massachusetts, eventually becoming a colonel. After the war, he was a merchant in New York City with Hallowell, Prescott & Co. He was also a broker in Boston and was the president of the National Bank of Commerce of Boston. He married Sarah Wharton Haydock in 1868, and they had six children: Anna Norwood Hallowell; Robert Haydock Hallowell; Norwood Penrose Hallowell, Jr.; John White Hallowell; Esther Fisher Hallowell; and Susan Morris Hallowell.

This collection consists of an album called "Names of boys at Haverford School Winter term 1851-1852" that includes names and addresses for students at Haverford College. Some entries also include their occupation.

This collection is arranged in one volume.

The Norwood Penrose Hallowell autograph album was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in January, 1902 by Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell.

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

Norwood Penrose Hallowell autograph album, 1851-1852.
Volume 1

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