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Creator:Ayer family
Title:Ayer family papers
Date(s):1859-1940
Call No:MSS 0152
Abstract:The Ayer family Papers document the lives of two generations of the Ayer family, Joseph Cullen Ayer (1839-1918) of Massachusetts and Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr. (1866-1944), the second son of[...] Joseph and Carrie Ayer.
Subjects:Clergy | Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Pennsylvania--History--20th century
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:Penn, William, 1644-1718
Title:William Penn instructions to William Keith
Date(s):1716
Call No:MSS 0098, F0066
Abstract:Founder of the Pennsylvania colony William Penn sent these instructions to William Keith appointing him as Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of New Castle, Kent,[...] and Sussex upon Delaware, on November 29, 1716. This is a handwritten copy on parchment recorded from Patent Book A, No. 5, pages 229-232, affixed with the seal of the Land Office of Pennsylvania and signed by Secretary of said office, James Brady, on June 16, 1823.
Subjects:Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Delaware--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Creator:Tilghman, Edward, 1750-1815
Title:Edward Tilghman family register
Date(s):1772
Call No:MSS 0098, F0013
Abstract:Handwritten chronological register of Edward Tilghman's marriages and the births and deaths of his children.
Subjects:Pennsylvania--History--18th century
Creator:Rohrman, Joseph Hall, 1820-1874
Title:J. Hall Rohrman travel journal
Date(s):1872
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0106
Abstract:The travel journal of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tinsmith J. Hall Rohrman describes in very detailed language an 1860 trip to Missouri and travels within eastern Pennsylvania from 1871 to 1872. Three[...] religious writings, presumably by Rohrman, have been inserted into the journal.
Subjects:Church history--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Travelers--Diaries | Tinsmiths | More Subjects
Creator:Pratt, Henry C.
Title:Henry C. Pratt journals
Date(s):1826-1828
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0160
Abstract:In these two journal volumes, Henry C. Pratt recorded his travels through southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1825 and his voyages as Surgeon’s Mate in the United States Navy[...] between 1826 and 1828.
Subjects:Chile--Description and travel | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Ocean travel--History--19th century | Seafaring life--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Travel journal through the Mid-Atlantic
Date(s):1935
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0142
Abstract:This journal of an early twentieth-century woman contains autograph entries describing eating, drinking, sightseeing, and shopping in New York City and several excursions within the Mid-Atlantic region in the 1930s.[...] The entries are accompanied by numerous black and white photographs of locations visited during her trips.
Subjects:Voyages and Travels--History--20th century | Tourism--United States--History--20th century | Delaware--Description and Travel | Maryland--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Hill, Mary
Title:Mary Hill correspondence
Date(s):1888-1910
Call No:MSS 0523
Abstract:The Mary Hill correspondence, spanning the years 1888-1910 (bulk 1888-1890), comprises .3 linear feet (87 items) of handwritten correspondence received by Mary Hill and primarily documenting her son, William (Will)[...] Hill's employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Subjects:Engineers--Correspondence | Engineers | Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Fisher, Milton M. (Milton Metcalf), 1811-1903
Title:Diary of Journey taken for health in 1834 - from Franklin - South to Mount Vernon Virginia, back through Western Maryland Pennsylvania N.Y. Niagara, Canada - Rochester Oswego - then home - from April 21 to August 14th
Date(s):1834
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0028
Abstract:This journal chronicles abolitionist Milton M. Fisher’s 1834 journey from his home in Franklin, Massachusetts, to Virginia, and back. The trip, taken for both health reasons and as an information[...] gathering expedition for anti-slavery efforts, took Fisher through numerous northern states, the Mid-Atlantic region (including Maryland and Delaware), and Washington, D.C., to Virginia. Along the way he commented on the various towns, cities, and institutions he visited and recorded conversations with locals including both free and enslaved African-Americans.
Subjects:Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century | Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Connecticut--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Champney, Richard, 1794-
Title:Journal of Travels Commencing from the Year 1798
Date(s):1827-1828
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0009
Abstract:Richard Champney’s memoir, which he entitled in full "Journal of Travels commencing from the year 1798, through various parts, of England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Canada, United-States of North[...] America, Denmark, Germany, Holland, & the Netherlands. &c. by Richard Champney," was handwritten in four bound volumes and are a polished and edited version of daily journals kept by Richard Champney and his parents. The journals detail Champney's childhood journey from London, England, to Lexington, Kentucky, where his father had acquired property in settlement of a debt and the five-year struggle to live there. The journals describe Champney's return to England and subsequent education, career as a sailor on a merchant vessel, as well as his enlistment in the militia and service in Wellington's Peninsular Campaign during the Napoleonic Wars.
Subjects:Frontier and pioneer life-- Kentucky | Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Farmers--Diaries | More Subjects
Creator:Welliver, Miriam E.
Title:Miriam E. Welliver travel diary
Date(s):1934
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0172
Abstract:The Miriam E. Welliver travel journal documents this Pennsylvania school teacher's month-long, 5,100 mile automobile trip across 19 states and Canada via handwritten journal entries, black-and-white photographs, postcards, telegrams, plant[...] specimens, pamphlets, and other miscellaneous materials.
Subjects:Automobile travel--East (U.S.)--History--20th century | Automobile travel--Southern states--History--20th century | Automobile travel--Canada--History--20th century | Tourist camps, hostels, etc--History--20th century | More Subjects