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Franklin Whitall essays

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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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Franklin Whitall was born October 11, 1871, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, to James Whitall (Haverford College class of 1853; Board of Managers 1857-1896) and Mary Wistar Cope. He attended Haverford College from 1889 to 1893. During his time at Haverford, he was very active on campus. He played on multiple athletic teams and still found time to take on other endeavors, such as Glee Club. After graduating from Haverford, he attended Harvard University, starting in the fall of 1893. He attended Harvard for one academic year before drowning in Boston Harbor on May 13, 1894.

The essays are primarily assignments for an English 12 class at Harvard University. There is coursework from both Fall 1893 and Spring 1894. Additionally, there are some personal reflections from Spring 1894 and several undated works. Finally, there is a chart from the American Anthropometric Association that plots out Whitall's weight, height, girth, depth, breadth, and strength on October 24, 1889 and May 8, 1890.

Contents are arranged in chronological order.

Processed by Anna Neuheardt; completed October, 2018.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Anna Neuheardt
Finding Aid Date
October, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Chart of the American Anthropometric Association, 1889-1890.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This chart from the American Anthropometric Association plots out Franklin's weight, height, girth, depth, breadth, and strength on October 24, 1889 and May 8, 1890.

Fall, 1893.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a collection of essays written for English 12 at Harvard in the fall semester of 1893. Topics include: a brief personal sketch, the nature and principle of style, and chivalry and romance

Spring, 1894.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a collection of essays written for English 12 at Harvard in the spring semester of 1894. Most papers are drafts and additions to "Historical Sketch of Socialism". There are also a number of personal reflections.

Miscellaneous undated.
Box 1 Folder 4
Scope and Contents

These undated works include topics such as: Chaucer, Germantown, and prose/ poetry.

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