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Benjamin H. Lowry orations


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

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Benjamin H. Lowry was a transfer into Haverford during his sophomore year in 1870. During his undergraduate years he wrote many orations, some of which are included in the collection, and he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. After graducation, he was a treasurerfor the Alumni Association from 1884 - 1885 and was the Alumni Association orator in 1891. He was also a laywer.

This collection consists of several orations by Lowry as well as his grades at the end of his senior year at Haverford College. The orations include "The Commonplace," "Daniel O'connell," "The Commence of Paris," which is one of his Junior Orations, his valedictory oration, and a few others. There's also a record of how many exams and books he had throughout his time at Haverford, as well as his exam rank during his senior year, his average for daily recitations in his senior year, and his final class rank in his senior year.

Gift of Benjamin H. Lowry, May 14, 1958. The donor was the nephew of Benjamin H. Lowry, Class of 1873.

Processed by Rachel McQueen, completed December 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Rachel McQueen
Finding Aid Date
December, 2023
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Benjamin H. Lowry orations, 1872-1876 and undated.
Box 1

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