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"From the Wabash to the Delaware"


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.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
White, Thomas Raeburn, 1875-1959
"From the Wabash to the Delaware"
Call Number:
06 Linear feet
Cite as:
"From Wabash to the Delaware" (MC.975.07.098), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Thomas Raeburn White (1875-1959) was born August 30, 1875 in Dublin, In., the son of William Wilson White and Mary Abigail White. White was educated at Earlham College, and graduated in 1896. In 1901, he married Elizabeth Wilson, and the couple had three children: Mary Louise (1902-1984), William Wilson (1906-1964), and Thomas (1910-1990). In 1910, the family moved to Philadelphia. Thomas Raeburn White died in Penllyn, Pa.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume typed memorandum of Thomas Raeburn White, which he wrote for his children and their descendants. The volume begins with a brief genealogical history of White's ancestors, who came from England or Scotland, and initially settled in the Carolinas. White describes how the family migrated to Indiana when his father was a child, in search of a more religiously tolerant community, and provides brief family history for his mother and father. White also describes his childhood, early education, Quaker experiences, his college years at Earlham College, and his business endeavors in adulthood.

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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

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Autobiographies
  • Manuscripts
  • Genealogy
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.