||The Brinton Family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, three important families
who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of the family played prominent roles in their
communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors,
missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors. The collection
consists of 6.3 linear feet of material and includes a wide variety of sources including mortgages, deeds, leases, account
books, surveys, correspondence, land use agreements, legal documents, travel diaries, medical notes, newspaper clippings,
Civil War reports and orders, genealogical research, sermons, essays, and photographs; and receipts for bonds, rent, food,
transportation, medical and dental services, labor, stocks, tax, clothing, house repair, and education.