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Creator:Russel, William, 1777-1858
Title:William Russel ledgers
Date(s):1808-1885
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0076
Abstract:Includes two ledgers kept by the Russel family of Lewes, Delaware, primarily documenting the accounts of William Russel's tannery, farming, and dry goods services, but also containing miscellaneous items related[...] to other pursuits or other family members.
Subjects:Tanners--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Dry-goods--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Farmers--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Tanners | More Subjects
Creator:Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Title:George and Robert Cruikshank collection
Date(s):1812-1875
Call No:GRA 0100
Abstract:The collection consists of paintings, drawings, and prints done by George (1792-1878) and Robert (1789-1856) Cruikshank, primarily for book and magazine illustration between 1812 and 1875, as well as a[...] small group of letters of George Cruikshank.
Creator:Masten, Cornelius
Title:Cornelius Masten papers
Date(s):1811-1886
Call No:MSS 0203
Abstract:Cornelius Masten was a mid-nineteenth-century resident of the town of Milo, village of Penn Yan, Yates County, New York State. He was a lawyer, the first judge of Yates County,[...] and a Superior Court Councillor. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, legal documents, and receipts. The personal correspondence is primarily between Masten and his sons (names unknown). Legal documents regarding loans and land purchase, and receipts are also included.
Creator:Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884
Title:Eli K. Price papers
Date(s):1822-1886
Call No:MSS 0281
Abstract:Eli Kirk Price was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and legal reformer. He was born in East Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to a Quaker family descended from Philip Price, an early[...] Pennsylvania settler. The Eli K. Price papers consist of two linear feet of legal material. Price was a leading Philadelphia real estate lawyer, a fact reflected in the collection. The collection is divided into three series. Series I covers Price’s correspondence; series II contains material from his law office; series III consists of materials from Price’s activities outside his legal practice.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Illustrated metamorphosis
Date(s):1800-1899
Call No:MSS 0099, F0981
Abstract:Handmade, color illustrated booklet with overlaps, also known as a metamorphosis. Used for teaching morals to children near the mid-nineteenth century. The metamorphosis booklets can each portray three different scenes.[...] Each booklet is made of a long strip of paper folded vertically so that the two shorter ends meet in the middle to create two flaps. By raising the top flap or lowering the bottom one, a new scene is created.
Subjects:Illustrated books | Children's books
Creator:Livermore, W. R. (William Roscoe), 1843-1919
Title:William Livermore papers
Date(s):1814-1919
Call No:MSS 0157
Abstract:The William Livermore papers give a comprehensive account of the career of a U.S. Army engineer in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
Subjects:Engineers
Creator:Albertson family
Title:Albertson family papers
Date(s):1774-1880
Call No:MSS 0255
Abstract:The Albertson family papers consist of 1.2 linear feet of material related to this Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania family. The collection spans the dates 1774-1889, and the bulk of the material[...] dates between 1800-1862. The collection includes a variety of correspondence, promissory notes, receipts, account books, ledgers, checks, composition books, reports, contracts, and notes. The collection provides a detailed description of the lives of the Albertson family, especially emphasizing the family's finances. It also provides valuable historical information on the Friends Meeting House at Plymouth, local economy and businesses, and the Plymouth Railroad.
Subjects:Pennsylvania--History--18th century | Pennsylvania--History--19th century
Creator:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Blanding family
Title:Blanding family papers
Date(s):1801-1920
Call No:MSS 0451
Abstract:The papers of the Blanding family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, consist of one linear foot of diaries, family correspondence, and other papers spanning the years 1801-1920, with the majority of the[...] material falling between 1834 and 1858.
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Subjects:Families--New England--19th century | Teachers--United States--19th century | Travel--United States--19th century | Naturalists--United States--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1920
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:Joseph Brevitt Townsend (1821-1896) was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who practiced estate law and acted as legal consultant to several commercial, insurance, and trust companies. The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers[...] supplement, spanning the dates 1800-1920, contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents the professional career of the Philadelphia lawyer. The supplement comprises 5.8 linear feet of legal and personal correspondence, wills and estate records, legal proceedings, legal account and receipt books, and other judicial and financial records.
Subjects:Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania | Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania | Probate courts--Pennsylvania | Law--Pennsylvania | More Subjects
Creator:Virden family
Title:Virden family papers
Date(s):1783-1901
Call No:MSS 0489
Abstract:This collection relates to the Virden (or Virdin) family of Delaware, specifically Samuel Virden (1793-1876) of Kent County and his descendants. Samuel's children and their spouses also figure prominently in[...] this collection. The Virden family papers, spanning the years 1783-1901, consist of thirty-six letters, receipts, deeds, accounts, and other documents.
Subjects:Families--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople--Delaware--History--19th century | Shipping--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Carty family
Title:Carty family papers
Date(s):1815-1912
Call No:MSS 0507
Abstract:The Carty family papers, 1815-1912, represent nearly a century of the business activities as well as the personal lives of various members of the Carty family of New Jersey. The[...] collection also includes papers of the Shreve family, which seems to have been related to the primary family in some way. The material consists mainly of receipts, account ledgers, and personal and business correspondence.
Subjects:Businesspeople--United States--History--19th century | House construction--United States--History--19th century | Architecture, American--History--19th century | Architecture--New Jersey--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers
Date(s):1810-1917
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers, spanning the dates 1810-1917 (bulk dates 1840-1896), document the professional career, and to a lesser extent the personal life, of the Philadelphia lawyer, Joseph Brevitt[...] Townsend.
Subjects:Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Probate courts--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Circuit courts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Law--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Pfeiffer, Gordon A.
Title:Gordon A. Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection
Date(s):1800-1900
Call No:GRA 0124
Abstract:Gordon A. Pfeiffer is a Delaware book, postcard, book art, and ephemera collector and an original founder of the Delaware Bibliophiles. The Gordon Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection comprises[...] over one thousand trade cards of Delaware suppliers and merchants.
Subjects:Advertising--History--19th century | Chromolithography--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Ashhurst family
Title:Ashhurst family papers
Date(s):1818-1909
Call No:MSS 0549
Abstract:Personal and business papers of three generations of the Philadelphia-based Ashhurst family, including Richard Ashhurst (1784-1861); sons John Ashhurst (1809-1892) and Lewis Richard Ashhurst (1806-1874), partners with their father in[...] the drygoods firm Richard Ashhurst & Sons; as well as the legal papers of Richard L. Ashhurst (1838-1911?).
Subjects:Coal mines and mining--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | House construction--United States--History--19th century | Merchants | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Irish theatre journals
Date(s):1793-1901
Call No:MSS 0374
Abstract:Irish Theatre Journals is a collection of six bound volumes of clippings, programs, articles, and autograph notes regarding theater in Dublin, Ireland. Loose pages of [...] notes, and clippings, also related to Irish theater, complete the collection. he scrapbook/journals comprise a collection of research material, possibly for a book or articles on the history of theater in Dublin. Several of the journals contain autograph transcriptions of theater flyers or programs from the Theatre Royal Dublin (1868-1879), Gaiety Theatre (1871-1884), and Fishamble Street Theatre (1793). These transcriptions, 1868-1884, include titles of plays or musicals performed, lists of cast, dates and times for performances, and any other stage information given on the original item. The transcribed original theater programs and flyers provide rare information regarding performances at several Dublin theaters.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Townsend family papers
Date(s):1809-1920
Call No:MSS 0445
Abstract:Samuel Townsend, businessman and prominent Delaware Democrat, was born on 31 October 1812 in St. George’s Hundred, Delaware. After a brief career as a ship[...] captain in the early 1830s, he returned to St. George’s Hundred and began mining ore. He soon found more success in the timber industry and, with his brother John, began acquiring property in northern and central Delaware to further this business. hroughout his adult life, Samuel was a vibrant force in Delaware politics. In this respect historians have portrayed him original, aggressive, and public spirited, as well as a “cross for some Democrats to bear.” (Hancock, p.13) The Townsend family papers consist of .6 linear feet of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809 – 1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War. With the exception of some family correspondence and a few letter drafts, John and Samuel Townsend do not figure prominently as authors in this collection.
Creator:Scott, John
Title:Scott family papers
Date(s):1814-1910
Call No:MSS 0162
Abstract:The Scott family papers include the legal correspondence and business related documents of Philadelphia lawyer and Mayor of Philadelphia John and Lewis A. Scott, the personal correspondence of Anne Scott,[...] a dentist, and receipt books from Lewis A. and Julia Scott, mother of Mayor John Scott.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Baker-Fales-Rush family papers
Date(s):1800-1926
Call No:MSS 0311
Abstract:The affluent Baker family of Philadelphia was closely tied to two other prominent Philadelphia families, the Fales and the Rush families. Alfred G. Baker, a successful Philadelphia businessman, married[...] the daughter of George Fales, originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, who in turn had married the daughter of Lewis Rush.The Baker-Fales-Rush family papers consists of three linear feet of material related to these interrelated Philadelphia families. Materials in the collection span over more than a century from 1800 to 1926. The bulk of the material in the collection is from the period 1820-1920. The collection preserves a variety of genres including correspondence, essays, speeches, contracts, estate inventories, ledgers, financial journals, and checks.
Creator:Gratz, Alfred
Title:Alfred Gratz family papers
Date(s):1802-1894
Call No:MSS 0320
Abstract:The five members of the Philadelphia Gratz family who have documents in this collection are Hyman Gratz (1776-1857), Simon Gratz (b. 1773), Joseph Gratz (1785-1857), Henry S. Gratz (1859-1922), and[...] Alfred Gratz (1855-1938). Hyman, Simon, and Joseph Gratz were brothers, born to the prominent Philadelphia merchant, Michael Gratz. Their sister, Rebecca Gratz, was the prototype of the heroine in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and a noted Philadelphia philanthropist. The three brothers, who fought in the War of 1812, were prominent Philadelphians as successful merchants and financiers, and as patrons of the arts and leaders in the Jewish community. Although the Alfred Gratz Family Papers span the dates 1802-1894 (bulk dates 1880-1892) and include documents related to five members of the Gratz family, the papers chiefly are comprised of correspondence and documents generated during the initial years following Alfred Gratz's election as Register of Wills for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1888. In addition to .5 linear feet of correspondence and documents related to Alfred Gratz, the papers include ten documents related to Hyman Gratz, Simon Gratz, Joseph Gratz, and Henry S. Gratz. The documents include receipts, deeds, a stock certificate, a membership certificate, letters, and a bond of indemnity. A description of each of these items is included in the series notes.
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