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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:Mahony, Michael Bartholomew, 1799-1883
Title:Michael Bartholomew Mahony memorandum book
Date(s):1879-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0167
Abstract:This collection consists primarily of a memorandum book kept by Philadelphia merchant Michael Bartholomew Mahony between 1879 and 1883. Mahony recorded observations on the weather, local and international news, household[...] activity, financial transactions, and the deaths of friends, family members, and acquaintances. The collection also contains two photographs and a number of loose receipts, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of paper ephemera.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Steamboats--history--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932
Title:John Frederick Lewis papers
Date(s):1882-1932
Call No:MSS 0129
Abstract:The papers of prominent Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist John Frederick Lewis (1860–1932) span the dates 1882 to 1932 and include letterbooks, correspondence, advertising brochures, legal documents, and ephemera. The papers[...] primarily document the legal business of Lewis through his work at the firm Lewis, Adler & Laws, but also reflect social and domestic affairs of John Lewis and his wife, Anne Baker Lewis, as well as cultural interests, through development of personal collections and institutional affiliations.
Subjects:Passenger ships--History--20th century | Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Maritime law | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
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:Davids, Richard W.
Title:Centennial Exposition scrapbook
Date(s):1876
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0015
Abstract:This scrapbook of advertisements, trade cards, and collectible ephemera from the 1876 Centennial Exposition was created by Richard W. Davids.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Watt, Lillie J.S.
Title:Lillie J.S. Watt friendship album
Date(s):1884-1909
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0062
Abstract:This friendship album belonged to Lillie J.S. Watt of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains autograph inscriptions, signatures, and drawings done by her friends between 1884 and 1909.
Subjects:Female friendship--United States--History--19th century | Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Weatherly, Mary A. H., active 1856-1860
Title:Journal for the year 1857
Date(s):1857
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0039
Abstract:This journal belonged to Mary A. H. Hoskins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains accounts of her domestic life during the year 1857. The daily entries, mostly concerning social activities and[...] family matters, give insight into the everyday life of a young, upper middle class woman in mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia.
Subjects:Women--United States--Social life and customs--19th century | Women--United States--History--19th century | Women--United States--Diaries | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Philadelphia weather diary
Date(s):1836-1842
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0081
Abstract:This weather diary kept by an unknown resident of Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, contains daily entries, June 1, 1836, to July 31, 1842, recording the temperature and wind direction along with brief[...] comments on the weather. There are monthly rain measurements for 1825 through 1842 recorded "as per gauge kept at the Pennsylvania Hospital" as well as newsclippings documenthing especially severe weather events.
Subjects:Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Baker, Matilda
Title:Matilda Baker diary
Date(s):1854-1880
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0089
Abstract:Matilda Baker of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept this diary between May 1857 and March 1858, recording information about social visits, her work habits, and events taking place in Philadelphia. She[...] also recorded information about railroad shares, bonds, and other financial investments held by herself and other women from 1854 to 1880.
Subjects:Women--United States--Diaries | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Marston, Henry Ward, 1859-
Title:Henry W. Marston daily journal for 1875
Date(s):1875
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0113
Abstract:The journal of Henry W. Marston chronicles his daily activities for 1875 as a student and a junior scribe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The entries include observations of the weather, schoolwork,[...] travel, conversations, family events, and Marston's attendance of the Centennial Exhibition.
Subjects:Students--United States--Attitudes | Academic writing--Problems, exercises, etc | Students | Scribes (people) | More Subjects
Creator:Pennsylvania. Militia. Regiment, 1st
Title:Constitution, bylaws and standing resolutions adopted by the board of officers of the First Regiment of Rifles Attached to the Third Brigade First Division PV
Date(s):1857
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0130
Abstract:This collection consists of the 1857 Board of Officers (First Regiment of Rifles, Third Brigade, First Division, Pennsylvania Volunteers) constitution, bylaws, and resolutions as well as the signatures and addresses[...] of the officers. Also included are recipes for inks, medicines, cements, pastes, dyes, wines, colognes, and waxes. There are 21 pages of additional recipes and treatments for various medical conditions.
Subjects:Military discipline--United States--History--19th century | Military life--United States--History--19th century | Soldiers--United States--History--19th century | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Kerns, Samuel Proctor, 1862-1940
Title:Notes on practice of medicine taken by S. P. Kerns from the lectures of J. M. DaCosta, M.D., L.L.D. Emeritus Professor of Practice of Medicine in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia Pa.
Date(s):1889-1891
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0139
Abstract:These notebooks belonged to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, doctor Samuel Proctor Kerns and contain notes on lectures given by Jacob M. Da Costa at Jefferson Medical College from 1889 to 1891 on[...] diseases of the nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
Subjects:Blood--Diseases--History--19th century | Blood-vessels--Diseases--History--19th century | Medicine--Study and teaching--History--19th century | Nervous system--Diseases--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Title:Thomas McKean letter to George Clinton
Date(s):1781
Call No:MSS 0098, F0056
Abstract:Delegate to the Continental Congress and Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas McKean sent a handwritten letter to Governor of New York George Clinton enclosing two acts of Congress dated August 31,[...] and September 14, 1781, relating to the powers of the Consular and Vice Consular.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Title:Thomas Rodney letter to Lavinia Rodney
Date(s):1793
Call No:MSS 0098, F0061
Abstract:Colonel in the Revolutionary War and American lawyer and politician from Delaware Thomas Rodney wrote to his daughter Lavinia in Dover, Delaware, concerning his health and a plague affecting Philadelphia,[...] Pennsylvania, on September 15, 1793.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Shipley, Thomas, 1784-1836
Title:Thomas Shipley letter to John Shipley
Date(s):1805
Call No:MSS 0098, F0082
Abstract:Letter from Thomas Shipley to his brother, John Shipley, about the high price of flour at the market.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--18th century
Creator:Howell, Arthur, -1816
Title:Arthur Howell letter to Clement Laws
Date(s):1805
Call No:MSS 0098, F0085
Abstract:One handwritten letter from tanner and currier Arthur Howell to Clement Laws about the falling sales and prices of finished leather in the Delaware Valley region.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:McDowell, John, Jr.
Title:John McDowell, Jr., account detail
Date(s):1849
Call No:MSS 0098, F0089
Abstract:Single page from an account book which details the sale of clover seed from A. Wright, in Philadelphia, to John McDowell, Jr.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Bringhurst, John, -1795
Title:Bringhurst & Co., receipt to Reynell Coates
Date(s):1775
Call No:MSS 0098, F0091
Abstract:A note of exchange between Reynell Coats and John Bringhurst and Co., stating that thirty pounds sterling should be paid to Reynell Coates thirty dates after the date of the[...] note.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--18th century
Creator:Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland
Title:Document admitting Francis Nichols as member of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland signed by Thomas McKean and Mathew Carey
Date(s):1796
Call No:MSS 0098, F0181
Abstract:This folder includes one original certificate of membership from the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland (Philadelphia, Pa.) certifying the membership of Francis Nichols, Esq. into the[...] society. The document, which is dated November 1, 1796, is signed by Thomas McKean (president) and Mathew Carey (secretary).
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Gilbert, E. W. (Eliphalet Wheeler), 1793-1853
Title:E. W. (Eliphalet Wheeler) Gilbert letter to Edward Gould
Date(s):1851
Call No:MSS 0099, F0192
Abstract:One autograph letter signed and written by Reverend E. W. (Eliphalet Wheeler) Gilbert to Edward Gould dated July 14, 1851.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)
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