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Thomas Stewardson's "Recollections of Haverford and After, 1841-1857"


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

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Thomas Stewardson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Februrary 13, 1829, the son of George Stewardson and Rachel Smith. He entered Haverford in 1841, and left in 1845 due to the temporary closing of the College. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and became a lawyer. He was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philaldephia, the Franklin Institute, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Haines. He died on January 20, 1902.

This collection contains the original manuscript and a typed copy of recollections by Thomas Stewardson. The title page of the typed copy reads, Recollections of Haverford and After 1841-1857 by Thomas Stewardson (1829-1902). Recollections and excerpts from letters of Thomas Stewardson and his brother John Stewardson (1830-1856). Thomas Stewardson entered Haverford in 1841, and left with the temporary closing of the Insitution in 1845. (From the original MS volume in the hands of William L. Hires, Haverford College Class of 1941, purchased by him from a dealer in Atlantic City. The leather-bound volume in which the "Recollections" were written and letters laid in was apparently an old record book of a court clerk, 1822 and 1823, with the new material written in wherever there was space. T.E.D. 22.IV.1948). There is also correspondence within the volume. Some of the topics he discusses include: the Loganian Society, food, academics, insect collecting, and other reflections about life at Haverford College.

The collection is arranged in one volume.

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

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Thomas Stewardson's "Recollections of Haverford and After, 1841-1857" .
Volume 1

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