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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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:Philadelphia Custom House records
Date(s):1779-1934
Call No:MSS 0781
Abstract:The Philadelphia Custom House records consist of materials generated by and related to the United States Customs Service of the Port of Philadelphia from 1779 to 1932. These records illustrate[...] commercial and shipping interests, as well as foreign trade relations, in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The materials also highlight the growth of the U.S. Customs Service as it took on new responsibilities and wielded greater authority over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition to documents related to shipping and paying duties, the collection also contains materials related to marine insurance, the internal administration of the Philadelphia Custom House, and the activity of ship crews.
Subjects:Shipping | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Customs administration—Officials and employees | Drawbacks | More Subjects
Creator:Maulsby, Samuel
Title:Maulsby family papers
Date(s):1792-1938
Call No:MSS 0160
Abstract:The Maulsby family papers include the business, legal and personal correspondence and other papers of businessman Samuel Maulsby (1792-1838)and his coal and lumber business. Papers relate to his coal and[...] lumber business in general and more specifically to Thomas and Maulsby and Maulsby and Moore Lumber Companies.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:The Koch-Messchert family papers
Date(s):1784-1914
Call No:MSS 0329
Abstract:Jacob Gerard Koch, originally from Holland, was an affluent Philadelphia merchant who imported German linens to the United States from approximately 1796 to 1816. After Koch's death, his wife Jane[...] appointed her brother-in-law Matthew Huizinga Messchert, also a former merchant in Philadelphia, and his son, Huizinga Messchert, a young attorney, to be the administrators of Koch's estate. Matthew Huizinga Messchert, like Koch, immigrated to America from Holland and participated in the German trade during the same period. The Koch-Messchert Family Papers consist of 1.5 linear feet of material and is comprised of shipping transactions, legal documents such as powers of attorney and passports, wills, inventories, account books, real estate papers, leases, court documents, and correspondence pertaining to the business of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Gerard Koch. The collection largely consists of papers relating to the settlement of Jacob Gerard Koch's estate, as well as personal correspondence of Jane Koch and the Messchert family.
Creator:Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company
Title:Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company records
Date(s):1799-1933
Call No:MSS 0401
Abstract:The Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company Records, spanning the dates 1799 - 1933 (1867-1918), consists of one linear foot of ledgers, financial and legal[...] documents, minutes, deeds, ephemera, letters, and a photograph. This small collection documents the existence and demise of a Philadelphia-based business of booksellers, stationers, and manufacturers of blank books and wallpaper. The collection provides valuable insight into a family business that flourished at the end of the nineteenth into the second decade of the twentieth century. The records outline a chronology that leads to the dissolution of the company through documents connected to the Carey family and its business acquisitions and operations.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Torbert-Ellegood collection
Date(s):1759-1889
Call No:MSS 0461
Abstract:he Torberts of Delaware trace their American lineage back to Hugh Torbert (b. [1645]), an early settler of Kent County. The Torbert section of the[...] Torbert-Ellegood Collection focuses mainly on John Torbert (1775-1842), the eldest child of Peter and Jane (McClyment) Torbert of Kent County. He was born in Dover, Delaware, and later moved north to Wilmington. In 1810, Torbert co-founded the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, the second bank established in Wilmington. He served as president of this bank from 1819-1824 and also served as a Justice of the Peace of New Castle County. Joshua A. Ellegood became a successful businessman and landowner, while maintaining a significant presence in public life. Evidence from this collection suggests he served as a constable of Sussex County in the 1810s. In April 1824, Governor Samuel Paynter appointed him to the Board of Commissioners of the Land Office for Sussex County. Three years later, Governor Charles Polk named Ellegood a Justice of the Peace for Sussex County (Governor’s Register, p. 208, 250). The Torbert-Ellegood collection consists of 1.3 linear feet of legal papers, land records, accounts, receipts, correspondence, and other documents, many of which relate to the Torbert and Ellegood families of Delaware. The collection documents the personal and professional lives of John Torbert and Joshua A. Ellegood, but the overall research value may be in its broad representation of early nineteenth-century economic and legal affairs in Delaware.
Creator:Hossinger, James, 1838-1906
Title:James Hossinger papers
Date(s):1790-1915
Call No:MSS 0206
Abstract:James Hossinger was born in 1838 and was a resident of Newark, Delaware, Hossinger was a farmer for most of his life. He also took an active interest in[...] public service, serving as a trustee on the board of Delaware College, treasurer for the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Newark, treasurer for the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company, treasurer for Newark Real Estate Company, and president of the National Bank of Newark. The James Hossinger Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, estate papers, receipts, and bills of this prominent resident of late nineteenth-century Newark, Delaware. Hossinger was either a signatory or a witness for the majority of legal documents included in the collection. The earliest document in the collection is a 1790 indenture between John Stockton and David Clark for a parcel of land located in White Clay Creek Hundred. The estates represented in the collection were either held in trust by Hossinger or ones in which he acted as executor, including the estate of his father Joseph.
Subjects:Delaware
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Potter family papers
Date(s):1796-1943
Call No:MSS 0229
Abstract:The Potter family papers begin with John Potter (1784-1833), who emigrated to the United States from England in his late teens and continue through Mary Agnes Guerrero (b. ca. 1876-),[...] daughter of Henrietta Potter and Felipo Benicio Guerrero, married J. Carlisle Lord in 1906. The collection includes papers of members of the Potter family, including John and Harriet Cardwell Potter; Henry Cardwell and Amanda I. Potter; Henrietta Potter and Felipo Benicio Guerrero; Mary Agnes and Lorenzo Guerrero; Dr. Walter M. James; Alfred, Jane, and G. S. Potter. The documents include business and personal letters, receipts of business and household bills, account books, copy books, ledgers, two genealogies and other ephemera.
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.
Creator:Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906
Title:John Hill Martin family history
Date(s):1726-1899
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0148
Abstract:This volume contains an extensive history of the Martin family of Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, created by John Hill Martin. Martin created the history during the 1870s-1890s, but[...] included materials from both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Subjects:Genealogy | Chester County (Pa.) | Delaware County (Pa.) | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Elliot family
Title:Elliot-McKee family deeds
Date(s):1753-1900
Call No:MSS 0584
Abstract:This collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century deeds, mortgages, and bonds relate to the McKee and Elliot families of New Castle County, Delaware.
Subjects:Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--18th century | Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--19th century | Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--20th century | Wilmington (Del.) | More Subjects
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
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