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William Henry Gibbons collection


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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William Henry Gibbons entered the sophomore class in 1869 and graduated in 1872. He was class valedictorian. He received a Master of Arts degree from Haverford in 1875. After graduating, he was a member of the Merion Cricket Club and the Pennsylvania Historic Society. He was vice president of various iron companies and the National Bank of Chester Valley, before retiring in 1919.

This collection contains a variety of materials related to William Henry Gibbons and the Haverford College Class of 1872. There are handouts about a junior exhibition that was indefinitely postponed due to students violating a college law; information about the 1872 commencement ceremony; a newspaper article about the Loganian society; letters addressed to Gibbons about his Master of Arts degree; and three speeches written by Gibbons, including his valedictorian speech.

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

William Henry Gibbons collection, 1871-1875.
Box 1

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