Shoemaker commonplace books
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of four volumes of the commonplace books of various members of the Shoemaker family, including Margaret Wood Shoemaker and Elizabeth Shoemaker. The volumes include advice, reflections, excerpts of letters, prose, poetry, and excerpts organized by topic, including matrimony, happiness, pleasure, and character.
- Shoemaker, Margaret Wood (Person)
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Margaret Shoemaker (1775-1842) was born on September 5, 1775, in New Jersey, the daughter of William Wood. She married Charles Shoemaker in 1803, and the couple had eight children: Elizabeth Shoemaker (1804-1807), Mary Shoemaker (1805-1806), Isaac Shoemaker (1807-1873), Elizabeth R. Shoemaker (1809-1855), John W. Shoemaker (1810-1878), Charles H. Shoemaker (1812-1897), Anna S. Shoemaker (1814-1885), and Margaretta Shoemaker (1817-1900). Margaret Shoemaker died 1842, aged 67.
Elizabeth R. Shoemaker (1809-1855) was born March 5, 1809, in Shoemakertown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Shoemaker. She married Abraham Taylor on August 20, 1848, and the couple had three children: Margaret Wood Taylor (1849-1857), Charles S. Taylor (1850-1940), and Sarah Merritt Taylor (1853-1947). Elizabeth Shoemaker Taylor died on October 20, 1855.
0.06 Linear Feet (4 volumes)
The commonplace books of the Shoemaker family include advice, reflections, excerpts of letters, prose, poetry, and excerpts organized by topic, including matrimony, happiness, pleasure, and character.
The Shoemaker commonplace books were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1940 by Charles S. Taylor.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
- Shoemaker commonplace books, 1794-1839
- Kara Flynn
- September, 2015
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