Phillips, Richard J. Commonplace Book, 1894-1901

Collection number: MS 307
Size: (1 item) (0.01 cu.ft.)

About Richard J. Phillips

Dr. Richard J. Phillips (30 May 1861-30 March 1927) was the son of Harvey Phillips (1810-1876) and Anne B. Bailey (1820-1887). He married Lydia R. Meridith/Merideth (1868-1927). The family was longtime residents of south-eastern Pennsylvania.

About the

Richard J. Phillips's commonplace book, dated 1894-1901, contains flyfishing lore, fishing accounts, topographical information, and Phillips family genealogical information local to the Chester and Delaware Counties of Pennsylvania. An assortment of anecdotes and sayings unrelated to fishing also make an appearance, including such bits of wisdom as, "Babbling brooks and green fields are beautiful. But babbling doctors and green nurses nobody wants."

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Preferred Citation

Richard J. Phillips Commonplace Book, 1894-1901, MS 307, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, 2020

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