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Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith


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

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The letter in this collection is addressed to Daniel B. Smith, an influential Quaker and Haverford Professor. Smith was the founder and president of the Loganian Society and served as the College's superintendent from 1843-1845. When Smith retired in 1846, Haverford College was facing significant financial troubles. Unable to enroll enough students to keep the school afloat, Haverford College shut down from 1846-1848.

This collection contains one letter to Daniel B. Smith from over a hundred former Haverford students. The letter was written in 1846 when Haverford College decided to shut down until further notice due to financial troubles. Many students took this occasion to express their gratitude to Smith through this letter. The letter is two pages long with three additional pages of student signatures.

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed April 2023.

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

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Haverford alumni letter to Daniel B. Smith, 1846 February.
Box 1

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