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Francis Bacon diaries

975.01.004

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 our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Creator:
Bacon, Francis, 1812-1870
Title:
Francis Bacon diaries
Date [inclusive]:
1841-1862
Call Number:
975.01.004
Extent:
062 Linear feet
Language:
English
Cite as:
Francis Bacon (MC.975.01.004), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Biography/History

Francis Bacon (ca. 1812/1813-1870) a birthright Quaker, was born in 1812, the son of George Bacon and Naomi Tyler. He married Hannah Allen and the couple had one son, Samuel Allen Bacon (1848-1908).

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of the two original, handwritten diaries of Francis Bacon, kept during the years 1841-1843, and 1858-1862. Entries describe Bacon’s daily life, including descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings he attended, business transactions, social calls with friends and family, and the births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  July 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

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

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

  • MS 1226 Bacon family papers
  • MS 1156 Bacon family papers
  • MC 975.01.004 George Bacon diaries

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Diaries.
  • Quakers -- Diaries
Subject(s)
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs
  • Quakers – Family relationships
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1841-1843.

Vol. 2, 1858-1862.