Middletown Lyceum Gazetteer
One manuscript volume of short features, local news, and editorials produced by the rotating editors of the Middletown Lyceum, a literary and social club in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
- Middletown Lyceum (Delaware Co., Pa.) (Organization)
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research without restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
Middletown Lyceum, a literary and social club, was established in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, before the Civil War. It was "devoted to the advancement of Mankind." The Gazetteer was a handwritten compilation of local news items, editorials, poetry, and short features, collected twice a month. The editors rotated, often representing members of the Yarnall, Smedley and Darlington families. The articles include mention of well-attended meetings of the Lyceum and of the Yearly Meeting of the Progressive Friends at Longwood in 1859. The Lyceum was in existence at least until 1880 when it was included in a list of literary societies in the Pennsylvania School Journal.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 volume.))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Purchase. Date of acquisition--2014.
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