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"Essays in Prose and Verse"


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
Morris, Beulah Sansom, 1829-1923
Morris, Samuel, 1827-1905
"Essays in Prose and Verse"
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Call Number:
04 Linear feet
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"Essays in Prose and Verse" (MC.975.07.068), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Samuel Morris (1827-1905) was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Quakers Samuel Buckley Morris and Hannah Perot Morris. Samuel Morris matriculated at Haverford College in 1845, then went on to learn farming. He married Lydia Spencer in 1853. Morris was recorded a minister in the Society of Friends in 1864. In 1876, he made a religious mission to visit North American Indians, later embarking on a similar mission to Europe and Australia. He was president of the managers of Friends Asylum from 1888-1902.

Beulah Sansom Morris (1829-1923) was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Quakers Samuel Buckley Morris and Hannah Perot Morris, and the sister of Samuel Morris. She married Charles Rhoads in 1870, and the couple had one child together, Mary Rhoads (1871-1872). Beulah Morris died in Camden County, N.J. in 1923.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume, "Essays in Prose and Verse," originally written by Samuel Morris. According to the note on the inside cover, the essays and poetry inside were written by Samuel Morris when he was 13, and again later when he was a student at Haverford College in 1843. This volume is a copy of the original, and is copied by Beulah S. Morris, who wrote this copy as a gift for her father, on his 55th birthday, in 1846. The volume is largely composed of poetry, but also includes short stories and personal essays related to family, nature, travel, and religion.

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Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  October 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 October 2015.

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Related Materials

Related materials

  • MC 975.09.017 Milcah Martha Moore Fund records
  • MC 1008 Morris-Sansom family papers

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Manuscripts
  • Poetry.
  • Quakers
  • Quakers – Family relationships
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1840-1844.