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John Willets compositions


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

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John Willets was born in Queens County, New York and entered Haverford in 1850. It is possible that he left Haverford around 1851, prior to graduating. He married Amelia Underhill in 1858 and died in New York City on January 22, 1879.

This collection contains five compositions written by John Willets. The compostitions are titled "On Tobacco," "Emigration to the United States," "Farming," "Evils of Public Life," and "Evils of Public Life Concluded." The piece on emigration focuses mostly on Irish and German immigrants and their perspectives on America.

Arranged chronologically.


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 Willets compositions, 1851.
Box 1

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