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John R. Hubbard letter


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

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The author of this letter is John Russel Hubbard, who entered Haverford in 1851 and graduated in 1855. During his time at Haverford, Hubbard was an assistant teacher for the classics department from 1853-1854. The recipient of the letter, John F. Rowell, also entered Haverford in 1851 but left in 1853. He worked as an assistant teacher for the introductory department in 1853. After leaving Haverford, he taught at the Friends' School in Providence, Rhode Island.

This collection contains one letter written by John R. Hubbard and addressed to John F. Rowell. In the letter, Hubbard updates Rowell on how things have been going at Haverford since his departure. Hubbard includes his thoughts about certain professors and details a strife ocurring between members of the Loganian Society. The end of the letter implies that Hubbard recently accompanied Rowell on a trip to Manchester, New Hampshire, and Hubbard explains his journey back to Philadelphia. The letter is signed "as ever thy friend."

Gift of Charles E. Hires, Jr., 1947

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed March 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
March, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

John R. Hubbard letter, 1853 November 11.
Box 1

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