Baker-Fales-Rush family papers

Creator: Creator unknown
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.
Date(s): 1800-1926
Call Number: MSS 0311