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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: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: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: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: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: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:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:John Malcolm Brinnin papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1998
Call No:MSS 0103
Abstract:The Supplement to the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers comprises thirteen linear feet of material spanning the dates [1800s]-1998 (bulk dates 1935-1998). Most of the collection consists of letters to[...] Brinnin; poems, a memoir, journals, and articles written by Brinnin; and personal documents, such as a passport, birth certificate, medical and hospice information, draft notice, photographs, and college diploma. However, the supplement also includes books or manuscripts written by other authors and friends, artwork, clippings, computer software, travel brochures and itineraries, and audiovisual material related to Brinnin.
Subjects:Canadian poetry--20th century
Creator:Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1943
Title:Bright family papers
Date(s):1763-1942
Call No:MSS 0128
Abstract:The Robert Southall Bright Collection concerns the personal and business affairs of theBright family, most notably Philadelphia lawyer Robert Southall Bright (1872-1943) and his wife Caroline de Beelen Bright (d.[...] 1932). The collection comprises 2.3 linear feet of material and contains correspondence, financial and legal items, receipts, insurance policies, leases, speeches, political papers, certificates, invitations and greeting cards, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into five main series: I. Robert S. Bright correspondence, II. financial and legal documents, III. papers concerning other members of the Bright family, IV. miscellaneous papers, and V. photographs.
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
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Rodney family papers
Date(s):1773-1941
Call No:MSS 0321
Abstract:The Rodney Family Papers is a small collection (62 items) of genealogical notes and miscellaneous personal papers from a Delaware family prominent, beginning with William Rodney (1660-1708), in the American[...] Revolution and early Federal period of American history. The collection spans the dates 1773-1941 and consists of correspondence, journals, certificates, genealogy, wills, a passport, poetry, newspaper clippings, and essays. Much of the collection consists of photocopies and typescript copies of original materials and family reminiscences. The collection is arranged into two series: the first of genealogical notes and the second of miscellaneous family papers.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery
Date(s):1801-1994
Call No:MSS 0601
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While[...] Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Exhibitions | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Specimens | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
Date(s):1690-1927
Call No:MSS 0117
Abstract:The manuscript collection of the Latimer Family Papers consists of material spanning the dates 1690-1927, with bulk dates of 1770-1870. The collection as a whole includes correspondence, newspaper clippings,[...] ledgers, checks, bills, receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, photographs, and ship logs. The collection details the personal and business affairs of the Latimer family and also documents events of historical and economic significance in the context of revolutionary America and early 19th century trade. The contents of the collection were previously arranged in chronological order, and are here presented in four series.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--Politics and government | United States--Politics and government | More Subjects
Creator:Lewis family
Title:Lewis family papers
Date(s):1696-1915
Call No:MSS 0130
Abstract:The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware.[...] Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings.
Subjects:United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | Newark (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Dobson, Alban, 1885-
Title:Austin Dobson collection
Date(s):1762-1999
Call No:MSS 0644
Abstract:The Austin Dobson collection comprises approximately six linear feet plus oversize material of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, royalty statements, artwork, photographs, wills, genealogies, periodicals, clippings, scrapbooks, copper plates, and printed[...] ephemera. The collection documents the work and life of English author and civil servant (Henry) Austin Dobson (1840-1921) and the management of Dobson's estate and literary legacy by his youngest son, Alban Dobson (1885-1962) and his son, Christopher Dobson (1916-2005), primarily during the period between the author's death in 1921 and Alban Dobson's death in 1962.
Subjects:Authors, English--19th century | Authors, English--20th century | Intellectual property--England | Literary agents | More Subjects
Creator:Brinton, John H. (John Hill), 1832-1907
Title:Brinton family papers
Date(s):1715-1930
Call No:MSS 0453
Abstract:The Brinton Family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, three important families who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of[...] the family played prominent roles in their communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors, missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors. The collection consists of 6.3 linear feet of material and includes a wide variety of sources including mortgages, deeds, leases, account books, surveys, correspondence, land use agreements, legal documents, travel diaries, medical notes, newspaper clippings, Civil War reports and orders, genealogical research, sermons, essays, and photographs; and receipts for bonds, rent, food, transportation, medical and dental services, labor, stocks, tax, clothing, house repair, and education.
Creator:Morris, Hugh, -1966
Title:Morris family papers
Date(s):1740-1985
Call No:MSS 0196
Abstract:The Morris Family Papers, a collection of .5 linear feet, includes legal deeds, account books, personal and business correspondence, legal briefs, and photographs. The collection holds material created by the[...] Morris Library's namesake, Judge Hugh M. Morris. There are six series in the Morris Family Papers: Morris Family, consisting of documents related to family land holdings and wills; James A. Smith, consisting of documents and bank books; William W. Morris, consisting of correspondence; Hugh M. Morris, consisting of school notebooks, correspondence, and legal papers; Willard Saulsbury, consisting of correspondence; and Morris Family photographs.
Creator:Evans, Lena
Title:George G. Evans family papers and supplement
Date(s):1717-1937
Call No:MSS 0271
Abstract:George Gillespie Evans (1815 – 1904), the active community leader for whom this collection is named, oversaw commerce, education, and the Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware, for over fifty years[...] in the nineteenth century. In addition to managing a general store on Main Street, Evans administered estates, served multiple terms on the Newark Town Commission, and held trusteeships at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Newark Academy, and Delaware College (University of Delaware). The George G. Evans family papers and supplement contain a vast number of documents revealing the historic business accounts and legal affairs of the town of Newark, Delaware, and some of its major institutions. The papers consist of fifty-one bound volumes containing over 12,000 individual items taped to leaves of paper. Labor historians and those interested in faculty and staff contracts, negotiations, candidate searches, and hiring practices will find much of interest.
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