Philadelphia Area Archives Research Portal (PAARP)

Navigation Aids

Philadelphia Area Archives Research Portal (PAARP)
Search Finding Aids

Main Content

Francis Bacon diaries


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

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Bacon, Francis, 1812-1870
Francis Bacon diaries
Date [inclusive]:
Call Number:
062 Linear feet
Cite as:
Francis Bacon (MC.975.01.004), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
PDF Version:

Return to Top »


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).



Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.

Return to Top »

Related Materials

Related Materials

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

Return to Top »

Controlled Access Headings

  • Diaries.
  • Quakers -- Diaries
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs
  • Quakers – Family relationships
  • Quakers--History

Return to Top »

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, 1841-1843.

Vol. 2, 1858-1862.