||The Girvin Family papers span from 1869 to 1910 and consist principally of
personal and professional papers of turn-of-the century Philadelphian physicians Robert M.
Girvin and his son, John Harper Girvin. The collection consists of two series: correspondence
and receipts of various family members. Highlights of business correspondence to Dr. Robert
Girvin include late 1880s letters from Theodore Pruden about the Girvin and Mylin bog in Toms
River, New Jersey. Also notable are the letters pertaining to a Dunlow Coal Company lawsuit.
The family letters from Europe to John Girvin in April - July 1902 are highly detailed. Mrs.
Girvin wrote to John Harper Girvin almost daily, often writing jointly to him and his brother
Robert M. Girvin, Jr.