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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: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.)
Creator:McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Title:John Dickinson and Thomas McKean letter to Caesar Rodney
Date(s):1779
Call No:MSS 0098, F0054
Abstract:Founding Father of the United States and politician John Dickinson along with Delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas McKean wrote to President of[...] Delaware Caesar Rodney concerning the capture of sixty-four prisoners aboard the British sloop-of-war, Harlem, and requesting the appointment of a sufficient guard to take them into custody in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1779.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.) | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
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:Pennsylvania. County Court (Philadelphia County)
Title:Philadelphia County court blotter
Date(s):1829
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0135
Abstract:This volume, entitled “Court Blotter No. 2,” contains the handwritten record of Philadelphia County Court proceedings and testimony from March 21-31, 1829. It includes case titles, lists of defendants and[...] witnesses, descriptions of crimes, testimony, summations, and verdicts.
Subjects:Forgers (criminals) | Philadelphia (Pa.) | Philadelphia County (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: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: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:Shipley, Walter Penn, 1860-
Title:Walter Penn Shipley papers
Date(s):1879-1951
Call No:MSS 0608
Abstract:This collection contains materials related to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and well-known amateur chess enthusiast of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, magazines and[...] newspaper articles of Shipley’s chess activities as well as photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Walter Penn Shipley, his family, and his friends.
Subjects:Chess players--United States--History--20th century | Correspondence chess--United States--History--20th century | Chess--periodicals | Lawyers | 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:Claghorn, John W., 1789-1869
Title:John W. Claghorn papers
Date(s):1804-1849
Call No:MSS 0610
Abstract:The papers of John W. Claghorn, a nineteenth-century businessman based in Boston and Philadelphia, include materials relating to his business and his family.
Subjects:Dry-goods--United States--History--19th century | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston--History--19th century | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Cramond, William
Title:Philadelphia merchants' financial papers
Date(s):1767-1845
Call No:MSS 0811
Abstract:This collection of promissory notes, receipts, bills of exchange, and insurance documents illustrates the activities of several Philadelphia merchants between 1767 and 1845.
Subjects:Shipping--Finance | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Shipping--United States--History | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | More Subjects
Creator:Lenox, David, 1753-1828
Title:Major David Lenox papers
Date(s):1782-1832
Call No:MSS 0649
Abstract:Major David Lenox (1753-1828) served in the Revolutionary War and later became a successful merchant, Federal marshal, diplomat, and banker in Philadelphia. This collection consists of one linear foot of[...] correspondence relating to David Lenox's career following the Revolutionary War. In particular, these letters focus on land speculation, duties in the Whiskey Rebellion, executorship of estates, banking, personal business and household receipts, and records relating to the settlement of his estate.
Subjects:Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794 | Banks and banking--History--18th century | Banks and banking--History--19th century | Land speculation--Pennsylvania--History--18th 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