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Creator:Baker, Alfred Gustavus, 1831-1913
Title:Alfred G. Baker papers
Date(s):1837-1913
Call No:MSS 0585
Abstract:The Alfred G. Baker papers comprise personal correspondence and business records of nineteenth-century Philadelphia businessmen Michael V. Baker and his son Alfred G. Baker, who became a prominent citizen and[...] patron of the arts.
Subjects:Dry-goods--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art patronage--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Businesspeople | Patrons | More Subjects
Creator:Shipley, Thomas
Title:Shipley family papers
Date(s):1841-1911
Call No:MSS 0248
Abstract:Thomas Shipley was a conveyancer and dealt primarily in the business of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings for transferring the title of property, and settling estates. His son, Walter[...] Penn Shipley, was born on June 20, 1860, was a Philadelphia lawyer. The Shipley Family Papers contain 229 items including correspondence, printed documents, receipts, and account books pertaining to Thomas Shipley and his business, as well as to his son Walter Penn Shipley. The bulk of the material relates to the years when Thomas Shipley was most active as a conveyancer, 1850- 1888; however, a few items date from the 1840s, and Walter Penn Shipley's correspondence reaches into the first decade of the twentieth century. This collection contains many documents which deal with title transfers, leases, and real estate sales in Philadelphia. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, documents, and receipts that relate to the settlements of the estates of Samuel J. Henderson, John W. Furlong, Joseph Banes, Reynolds Hamm, and John Phillips.
Creator:Allen, William F. (William Franklin), 1883-1946
Title:William F. Allen scrapbooks
Date(s):1830-1946
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0002
Abstract:Two scrapbooks chronicling William Franklin Allen's 1937-1938 term in the U. S. House of Representatives for the state of Delaware, as well as his business affairs in Seaford, Delaware.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--20th century. | Businesspeople | Legislators | Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Sparks, James C.
Title:Sparks family papers
Date(s):1823-1945
Call No:MSS 0408
Abstract:During the first few decades of the twentieth century the Sparks family was involved in the poultry business in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Sparks[...] Family Papers provide numerous details of a family-owned egg and poultry business and consist of one linear foot of photographs, financial documents, tax records, ledgers, letters, envelopes, a postcard, metal egg carton, feed bag, certificate, and printed material. This small collection is arranged in two series: the Sparks poultry businesses and the papers of James C. Sparks.
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: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:Pierce family
Title:Pierce family papers
Date(s):1833-1954
Call No:MSS 0293
Abstract:The Pierce family papers comprise materials relating to the Pierce family of New Castle, Delaware, from the early nineteenth century to the middle twentieth century. Most of the forty-eight items[...] date from the American Civil War and provide a personal description of military life.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935
Title:Henry Kirke Brown: The Father of American Sculpture : typescript
Date(s):1836-1933
Call No:MSS 0561
Abstract:This collection comprises the carbon typescript for an unpublished manuscript titled "Henry Kirke Brown: The Father of American Sculpture," which was compiled, written, and edited by Henry Kirke Bush-Brown. It[...] additionally includes an abridged version with the same title, also prepared by Bush-Brown. The typescript contains a description of Henry Kirke Brown's life, transcripts of his correspondence, photographs of his homes and artistic works, poems, sketches, and a genealogical chart of the Brown family. Several original letters, poems, photographs, and art are tipped into the typescript.
Subjects:Sculpture, American--19th century | Public sculpture, American--19th century | Public sculpture, American--New York (State)--New York--History--19th century | Public sculpture, American--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th 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: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:Townsend family
Title:Townsend family papers
Date(s):1809-1920
Call No:MSS 0445
Abstract:The Townsend family (of Delaware) papers consists 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.
Subjects:Fruit trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Peach industry--Delaware--History--19th century | Lumber trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Soldiers--Correspondence | More Subjects
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:Pearson, Jr., G. Burton, 1905-1999
Title:G. Burton Pearson, Jr. papers
Date(s):1840-1999
Call No:MSS 0432
Abstract:George Burton Pearson, Jr., (1905-1999), born in Middletown, Delaware, was a Delaware lawyer, judge, and banker. Pearson worked in the Wilmington law firm of Hugh[...] M. Morris. Pearson left private legal practice in 1939 to serve as Delaware’s first statutory Vice Chancellor. Burton Pearson was elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association in 1950, serving until 1952. In 1951, he joined the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware. He was a founding member and president of the Unidel Foundation, Inc., which supports many academic departments at the University by providing research funds for students. The G. Burton Pearson, Jr. Papers include personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from his birth in 1905 until shortly before his death in 1999. The Pearson papers also contain correspondence, papers, and photographs from some of Burton Pearson’s ancestors, dating from about 1840 to the 1950s. The collection has been arranged in two series: I. George Burton Pearson, Jr.’s papers; and II. Pearson family papers, which contains the papers of relatives from the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families. Family photographs and correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, between about 1880 and 1950, form the bulk of the collection.
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: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.
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