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Henry Sharpless sketchbooks


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.

Overview and metadata sections

Henry Hale Graham Sharpless entered Haverford in 1836 and graduated in 1840. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on October 12, 1823, and died in Chester Hills, Philadelphia on April 15, 1870. He was married to Mary Lyman Van Buren.

This collection contains two sketchbooks created by Henry Sharpless after his time at Haverford. The sketchbooks include pencil drawings of objects and buildings. There are also still lifes. One of the sketchbooks contains a short note on the inside cover written by "HH.B.J.CJ".

Processed by Maia Schwallie and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed July 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maia Schwallie and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Finding Aid Date
July, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Henry Sharpless sketchbooks, 1850-1851.
Box 1

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