Category Archives: In the Collection

Maxfield Parrish Chemistry Notebook "In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

In the Collection: Maxfield Parrish

In the Collection Artist and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, Class of 1892, already showed great promise while a student here, as evidenced by his fabulously illustrated chemistry notebook. The notebook is part of the Maxfield Parrish Collection, which includes letters, manuscripts, … Continue reading

In the Collection, Jane Austen Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, June 23 [1814]; from the Charles Roberts autograph collection. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

In the Collection: Jane Austen

In the Collection: Jane Austen Jane Austen, the great British novelist, was also an accomplished and witty letter writer. This letter was purchased by Charles Roberts, Class of 1864, who was moved to start an autograph collection after he received … Continue reading

Elkinton Family Letters Quaker & Special Collections received a collection of more than 5,000 letters, photographs and documents, which capture more than 100 years of Quaker history, from Rev. Dr. Theodora Elkinton Waring

Elkinton Family Letters

Haverford’s Quaker Collection spans the history of the Society of Friends from 17th-century Britain to the present day in many parts of the world, with emphasis on Quakerism as lived and practiced in the eastern United States and antecedent American … Continue reading

Maxfield Parrish Chemistry Notebook "In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

In the Collection: Maxfield Parrish

In the Collection Artist and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, Class of 1892, already showed great promise while a student here, as evidenced by his fabulously illustrated chemistry notebook. The notebook is part of the Maxfield Parrish Collection, which includes letters, manuscripts, … Continue reading