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John Russell Hayes


John Russell Hayes was a Quaker educator and poet. He was Librarian of Swarthmore College, 1906-1927, and of the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, 1927-1935.

Hayes graduated from the law school of the University of Pennsylvania, and practiced law for a year before returning to Swarthmore College to teach literature and composition.

John Russell Hayes Papers
Friends Historical Library
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania


John Russell Hayes, The Old-Fashioned Garden and Other Verses Philadelphia: John C. Winston & Co., 1895) [online text]

________________, The Brandywine (Wilmington, Delaware: The John M. Rogers Press, 1898)(Robert Shaw illus.) [online text]

______________, Swarthmore Idylls ( Wilmington, Delaware: John M. Rogers Press, 1899)(Robert Shaw illus.) [online text]

______________, In a Brandywine Harvest Field: A Tale of Chester County (Philadelphia: Franklin Print. Co., 1903)

______________, Old Meeting-Houses (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1909) [online text] (2nd ed., 1909) [online text]

______________, In Memory of Whittier (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1910) [online text]

______________, Brandywine Days or, The Shepherd's Hour-glass (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1910) [online text]

________________, Old Quaker Meeting-Houses (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1911) [online text]

________________, Molly Pryce, a Quaker Idyll (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1914) [online text]

______________, Roger Morland, a Quaker Idyll (Philadelphia : The Biddle Press, 1915)

________________, The Collected Poems of John Russell Hayes (Philadelphia: The Biddle Press, 1916) [online text]