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Sarah Coates Harris scrapbooks


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Sarah Coates Harris (1824-1886) was the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Charrington Coates, members of Bradford Monthly Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1847, she married Daniel Smith Harris, a riverboat captain, mining entrepreneur, and early settler of Galena, Illinois. She was a dedicated reformer, naturalist, lecturer, and physician, serving as the chairman of the Botany Committee of the Jo Daviess County Horticultural Society, president of the Ladies Temperance Union of Galena, and of the Union Freedmen's Aid Association. She was also active in Soldiers Monument Association and the women's suffrage movement, contributing articles, letters and reports for publication. At age forty-five she entered medical school at the Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago and practiced until her death in 1886.

Source of acquisition--Anna Hanchett. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2015.

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