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Oliver T. Everhart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 051

Summary

This collection consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Oliver T. Everhart, a member of the Class of 1854 at Marshall College in Mercersburg, Pa. The first scrapbook was compiled in 1917 and consists of ephemera, news clippings and other papers dating from the 1850s to 1917 that relate to Mr. Everhart's personal affiliations with various organizations including Franklin and Marshall College, the York County Pomona Grange and Emmanuel Reformed Church of Hanover, Pa. The second scrapbook contains pressed botanical specimens collected by Mr. Everhart while a student at Marshall College from 1850-1854.

Dates

  • 1852-1917.

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

Oliver Troxell Everhart, born in 1832 in Manchester, MD, graduated from Marshall College in Mercersburg, Pa. in 1854. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in1856, Mr. Everhart practiced medicine in York and Perry counties before settling in Hanover, Pennsylvania in 1877. During the Civil War, Dr. Everhart assisted with administering to the sick and wounded until illness left him partially crippled. After the war, Dr. Everhart continued to practice medicine until his death.

Extent

.5 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Collection: Organized into scrapbooks by creator.

Ownership and Custodial History

The Oliver T. Everhart Collection was presented to Franklin and Marshall College in 2001 the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society at the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Until this time, the materials were held by the ERHS having been donated by Mr. Everhart in the early 20th century due to Mr. Everhart's relationship to the German Reformed Church.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society. Address--Lancaster, PA. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2001..

Processing Information

Processing completed June 2001.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States