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"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"


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
Forman, Henry Chandlee, 1904-1991
"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"
Call Number:
0.25 Linear feet
Cite as:
"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses" by Henry Chandlee Forman (MC.975.07.030), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Henry Chandlee Forman (1904-1991) was born Jun 18, 1904 in New York, the son of Horace Baker Forman Jr. and Caroline L Forman. On September 28, 1929, Forman married Caroline Biddle Lippincott in Montgomery, Pa. Forman died on March 18, 1991 in Easton, Md.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the final draft and manuscript of Henry Chandlee Forman's "Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses." The manuscript describes the history of 17th-18th century Nantucket, including the "pioneers" of Nantucket, the history of the town planning and building, and the early economy of Nantucket, which was dependent on fishing and sheep-shearing.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  September 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

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


"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses" by Henry Chandlee Forman was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1972 by Henry Chandlee Forman.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

  • MC 950.114 Robert Judson Leach manuscripts
  • MC 975.07.058 "Nantucket Quakerism"

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Manuscripts
Geographic Name(s)
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island--History.
  • Whaling.

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Collection Inventory

Final draft, 1966.
Scope and Content note

Third and final typed draft of the original manuscript, with handwritten edits and margin notes.

Final manuscript.
Scope and Content note

Final "dummy" copy of Forman's manuscript.