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Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts

Ms. Coll. 1085

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Elias, Archibald C., 1944-
Title:
Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts
Date [bulk]:
1681-1760
Date [inclusive]:
1681-2000
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1085
Extent:
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscripts and papers relating primarily to seveententh and eighteenth century Ireland and Great Britain formerly owned by A.C. Elias, a literary scholar who wrote extensively on Jonathan Swift and his circle.
Cite as:
Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts, 1681-2000 (bulk: 1681-1760), Ms. Coll. 1085, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Title:
Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection
Date [bulk]:
1880-1981
Date [inclusive]:
1739-1981
Call Number:
ARC MS 18
Extent:
7 Linear feet (15 document cases and 2 short top boxes)
Language:
English
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1906-1988
Date [inclusive]:
1769-1988
Call Number:
MC 1
Extent:
20.45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing Records consist of 20.45 linear feet of hospital records, school administration records, faculty and student files, yearbooks, photographs, and some artifacts. The records extend from the school's creation in 1908 until its closing in 1987. The collection comprehensively documents the growth of a suburban community hospital nurse training program.
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Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Furness Family
Title:
Furness family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1765-1937
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 481
Extent:
49 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Family records, personal records, and materials related to the publication of the New Variorum editions of Shakespearean texts. The collection includes the work of Furness and his son, as writers, editors, and collectors, but it also includes personal materials related to their non-scholarly interests. Family members include: Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), Horace Howard Furness (1865-1930), Helen Kate Furness, William Henry Furness, and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness.
Cite as:
Furness family papers, 1765-1937, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Gordon Block collection of Lincolniana
Date [bulk]:
1840-1950
Date [inclusive]:
1760-1963
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 941
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president.
Cite as:
Gordon Block collection of Lincolniana, 1760-1963 (bulk: 1840-1950), Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Title:
Gotham Book Mart records
Date [bulk]:
1967-2006
Date [inclusive]:
1723-2006
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1025
Extent:
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
Language:
English
Language Note:
The bulk of the collection is English, however, there is a small amount of material in French.
Abstract:
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
Cite as:
Gotham Book Mart records, 1723-2006 (bulk: 1967-2006), Ms. Coll. 1025, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Furness Family
Title:
H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection
Date [bulk]:
1812-1930
Date [inclusive]:
1575-1991
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1356
Extent:
10 linear feet (20 boxes and one oversized folder)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The H.H. Furness Memorial Library focuses on the study of Shakespeare and other Tudor and Stuart dramatists. Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912) and his son Horace Howard Furness Jr. (1865-1930) founded and edited the Variorum Shakespeare and their library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. This collection contains personal correspondence to and from Rev. William Henry Furness (1802-1896), Horace Howard Furness, and Horace Howard Furness, Jr., largely relating to Shakespearean study and the H.H. Furness Memorial library; notebooks; copies of speeches and articles; and other assorted items relating to Shakespearean scholarship or to the Furness family.
Cite as:
H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection, 1575-1991, MS. Coll. 1356, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
John Bartram Association.
Title:
John Bartram Association records relating to its foundation and early organization
Date [bulk]:
1893-1911
Date [inclusive]:
1779-1937
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1003
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The John Bartram Association was founded in 1893 for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the the home and garden of John Bartram, known today as "Bartram's Garden." This collection, dating from 1779 to 1937 (bulk 1893 to 1911), document the association's foundation and early administrative activities predominately through correspondence, accented by newspaper clippings, advertising fliers, and invitation cards.
Cite as:
John Bartram Association records relating to its foundation and early organization, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Title:
Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection
Date [bulk]:
1872-1944
Date [inclusive]:
1771-1992
Call Number:
MS.000
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Language:
English
Description of Collection:
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection is a fluid one, consisting of manuscripts that are unidentified or too small for their own collection. Each sub-collection within the group is given a Miscellaneous Manuscript Number which corresponds to the collection.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Library at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania ARC MS 000, [Location within collection].
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Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite)
Title:
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records
Date [inclusive]:
1677-1955
Call Number:
Ph.P460
Extent:
75 Linear Feet
Language:
English
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Morgadanes, Roberto
Title:
Roberto Morgadanes collection of Mexican religious dramas
Date [inclusive]:
1684-1942
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 969
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
Spanish
Language Note:
Mostly Spanish, some English
Abstract:
Roberto Morgadanes, a native of Mexico, studied for his doctorate in Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania from 1940 to 1942, specializing in the origin of colonial Mexican drama. This collection consists of documents relating to Roberto Morgadanes's studies as well as original Mexican religious dramas, mainly dating from the late 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
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Roberto Morgadanes collection of Mexican religious dramas, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984
Title:
Siegfried Weisberger papers
Date [bulk]:
1923-1955
Date [inclusive]:
1708-1955
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1377
Extent:
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language:
English
Language Note:
The bulk of this collection is in English, but there is also a significant amount of German.
Abstract:
This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
Cite as:
Siegfried Weisberger papers, 1708-1955 (bulk: 1923-1954) Ms. Coll. 1377, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730
Creator:
Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702
Title:
Southwell family papers on Ireland
Date [bulk]:
1685-1715
Date [inclusive]:
1662-1977
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1084
Extent:
1 box
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of documents concerning government administration in Ireland during the tenures of Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702) and his son Edward Southwell (1671-1730) as Secretaries of State for Ireland. The documents here are largely miscellaneous in nature but are clustered around a few themes. Highlights include lists of rents and financial transactions from the period after Cromwell’s invasion and before the Williamite war in Ireland, a 1689 eyewitness letter recounting the battle of Derry, a series of documents related to admiralty, smuggling, and collecting maritime revenue in the first decade of the eighteenth century, an inventory of maps of Ireland, and a substantive series of petitions relating to Richard Blake of Ardfry.
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Southwell family papers on Ireland, 1662-1977 (bulk: 1685-1715), Ms. Coll. 1084, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Archibald Cameron Elias Jr. (1944-2008) was a literary scholar who wrote extensively on the writer Jonathan Swift and his circle with a special interest in the extended family of Sir William Temple. Dr. Elias' books include Swift at Moor Park (1982) and the  Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (1997). His collection reflected his interest in 17th and 18th century Irish and English literature and in addition to the materials listed here he also owned a number of bound manuscript volumes which are cataloged separately.

Biography/History

The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection contains material, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and family heirlooms from a group of inter-related Philadelphia families, including Binswanger, Cohen, Hays, Hoffman, Polock, Solis, and Solis-Cohen.

The Solis-Cohen family traces its roots back to some time after 1492 when the Jews were expelled from Spain during the Inquisition. Solomon da Silva Solis fled from Spain to Amsterdam and married Isabel da Fonseca, daughter of the marquis of Turin, count of Villa Real and Monterrey. In 1803 the first Solis, Jacob da Silva Solis, arrived in the United States from London, settling, according to legend, in New Orleans. Jacob married Charity Hays in 1811 and they lived in Wilmington, Delaware for seven years, where he and his brother Daniel ran a dry goods and quill pen business from 1814-16, and for short periods of time in New Orleans and Mt. Pleasant, New York. He had seven children including five daughters (Benveneda, Esther Etting, Judith Simha, Sarah Miriam and Phoebe Elizabeth) and two sons (Solomon and David Hays). Jacob died in 1829 at age 49.

Family legend states that Myer David Cohen wanted to marry Jacob's daughter, Judith Simha da Silva Solis, who agreed but stipulated that their names be hyphenated, starting the use of "Solis-Cohen" as the family name. They had nine children, including five boys (Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, Leon da Silva Solis-Cohen, David Solis-Cohen, Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen, and Isaac Leeser Cohen) and four daughters (Charity Solis-Cohen, Isabel Emanuel Cohen, Zitella Esther Cohen, and Salome Solis-Cohen Bernstein). [Note: Isaac, Isabel and Zitella do not appear to have used the "Solis-Cohen" surname.]

Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, son of Judith Simha Solis and Myer David Cohen, was born in New York City in 1838. Jacob attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1860. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted as a private and was quickly appointed assistant surgeon of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Union Army, serving in Hooker's brigade. He resigned in order to become acting assistant surgeon (1861-1864) in the U.S. Navy. In 1864 he rejoined the Union Army as visiting surgeon to two military hospitals in Philadelphia. Following the war, he became known for his work as a specialist in diseases of the nose and throat and was a founder of the Philadelphia Polyclinic and the American Laryngologic Association (and served as President of the Association from 1880-1882). He founded and edited  Archives of Laryngology. In 1892 he became the first person in America to perform a successful complete laryngectomy. In 1875 he married  Miriam Binswanger with whom he had eight daughters (Judith Simira, Sophia Rebecca, Miriam Fonseca, Elinor, Rosalie Isabel, Bertha Florence, Esther and Edith) and three sons (Myer, Jacob da Silva, Jr. and Isadore). He died in Philadelphia in 1927.

Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen, Jacob's brother, was born in 1857. Like his brother, he also became a doctor. Solomon attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and received his medical degree in 1883 and went on to serve as professor of clinical medicine from 1902-1927. He also taught at the Philadelphia Polyclinic and gave a series of lectures at Dartmouth College. Solomon married his first cousin Emily Grace Solis in 1885 and had four children, David Hays, Leon, Francis Nathan, and a daughter, Emily Elvira. Solomon, in addition to his medical career, was active in a variety of Jewish charities and activities, including being a founder and trustee of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, a founder of the Jewish Publication Society and the YMHA of Philadelphia. He was also involved in Jewish affairs internationally, attending the Third Zionist Congress at Basel in 1899. He wrote a number of articles on a variety of topics. He died in 1948. Solis-Cohen Elementary School in Philadelphia was named for him in 1948.

Solomon and Emily Grace Solis-Cohen's daughter, Emily Elvira, was born in 1886. She chose to sign her name as "Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr." She studied with Henrietta Szold and attended the University of Pennsylvania. She was active in Jewish affairs in the city of Philadelphia. She has been credited with organizing and promoting the Young Women's Hebrew Association. She worked for the Jewish Welfare Board in Philadelphia, including serving as a field secretary and as a consultant on women's activities. She was a board member of the Hebrew Sunday School Society and member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

In addition to her work in community and Jewish affairs, Emily spent a great deal of time doing research and writing. She was an award-winning poet, receiving a prize for her sonnet Have We Not One Father published in 1909. She wrote several books and "puppet plays" for children, including  David the Giant-Killer, and Other Tales of Grandma Lopez. Solis-Cohen also engaged in historical research, compiling notes and information--and writing manuscripts for two unpublished biographies of Reverend Isaac Leeser: “Isaac Leeser: The Man and his Destiny” and “Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner.” (For more detailed information about Emily Solis-Cohen, see  Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia of the Jewish Women's Archive online at https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/solis-cohen-emily.)

Other prominent members of the Solis-Cohen family include Judith Solis-Cohen and David Solis-Cohen. David Solis-Cohen, a son of Myer David Cohen and Judith Simha da Silva Solis and brother to Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen and Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, was born in 1850. He was employed by the  Philadelphia Public Ledger as a proofreader and writer who frequently published under the nom de plume, Daisy Shortcut. David headed west in 1877, first settling in the city of Oakland, California where he worked as an auctioneer. A year later, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he opened an auction house for his California employers. In 1889 he started his own business, the Golden Rule Bazaar, also known as Cohen, Davis, and Company, a wholesale importer and exporter of toys and notions. His youngest brother, Isaac Leeser Cohen, joined him in the business. In 1900 he formed a law firm with his brother-in-law, Alexander Bernstein. He married Bertha Kahn in 1894. They had no children and both died (within seven weeks of each other) in 1928.

Throughout the years in California and Oregon, David Solis-Cohen was involved in religious and communal affairs. In Oakland he was a member of First Hebrew Congregation where he read Torah, delivered a Yom Kippur sermon and served as the congregation's first lay preacher. In Portland, where he spent his later years, he was an extremely active citizen, serving on numerous boards and organizations in a variety of capacities. He maintained a friendship with Rabbi Stephen S. Wise while Wise was at Congregation Beth Israel (1900-1902) in Portland, Oregon. He was a member of several lodges (Exalted Ruler of the Elks, 32nd Degree and Royal Arch Mason, Herzl, B'nai Brith Oregon Lodge 65 and Grand Lodge No. 4, and Grand Master of the Ancient Order of United Workmen). He was a supporter of the Council of Jewish Women and the Zionist Society. He was a member of two synagogues in Portland and was a founder of the YMHA of Portland, a director of the Portland Trust Company, Commissioner for Charities and Corrections for six years, served on the Oregon Board of Immigration for four years and in 1890 served as Police Commissioner of Portland.

Judith Solis-Cohen, Emily's cousin, was the daughter of Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen and Miriam Binswanger. Born in Philadelphia in 1876, she was the eldest of eight children. She attended Drexel University. She was a student of the artist Colin Campbell Cooper and became known as an expert on dressmaking and costumes. Judith was involved in the Jewish community, including organizing activities for the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society, after it voted to include women.

Judith is best known for her writing which introduced Jewish subjects to the blind. She wrote a number of articles and pieces of fiction, including Desdemona of the Ghetto (which was published in 1925) and the  Last Magazine (published in 1922). [Note: At times, the story is titled "The Lost Magazine".] Articles on immigrants, religious school, dress-making and nature were published in local and national magazines, including  The Jewish Exponent and  Writer's Monthly. She also edited the weekly column "Womankind" in  The Jewish Exponent, for at least ten years beginning in 1897.

The Binswanger family, connected to the Solis-Cohen family through Miriam Binswanger, traces back to the town of Binswang, near Wallerstein, Germany and dates to some time between 1705-1765 with Rabbi Eleazer Binswanger. His grandson,  Isidore Binswanger, born in 1820 in Wallerstein, immigrated to the United States in 1841. Isidore had five siblings (Bertha, Clara, Fanny, Richea, and Louis) at least three of whom came to the United States before him. He formed a business partnership in Baltimore which sold drygoods in the wholesale and retail markets. In 1844 he withdrew from the partnership and started his own business in Cumberland, Maryland. He traveled to Wallerstein in 1846 when he learned his father was ill and returned to the United States in 1847, settling in Philadelphia. He went into business with his brother-in-law, David Eger, selling notions wholesale, under the name Binswanger & Eger, and expanded it in 1856 to St. Louis with Charles Stern as a partner and manager. The firm in St. Louis, Chas. Stern & Co., appeared to do well. When his brother-in-law, David Eger, died in 1862, the businesses in Philadelphia and St. Louis were continued by the surviving partners. A few years later, on a trip to St. Louis, he learned that his trust in Stern had been mislaid and that the firm was in trouble. He paid off the indebtedness that his partner had incurred, despite the fact that he probably could have avoided doing so. The decision to do so cost him a great part of his wealth but cemented his reputation. In 1869 he accepted the presidency of the Richmond Granite Company. He also served as a Director in the Commercial Mutual Insurance Company and the Union National Bank. In 1849 Isidore married Elizabeth Sophia Polock. Elizabeth's mother, Rebecca Barnett, was a descendant of the Levy family, early settlers in Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth's brother, Moses Polock, was a noted bibliophile. Elizabeth and Isidore Binswanger had nine children, four boys (Hyman Polock, Barnett, Lewis, and Morris) and five girls (Cornelia, Miriam, Rebecca, Clara, and Fanny). Cornelia, following the death of two children and her husband, became a doctor in 1887, having attended the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was one of the first Jewish women in Philadelphia to attain a medical degree. Miriam would later marry Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen.

Isidore, in addition to his business accomplishments, was active in the Philadelphia Jewish and civic communities. Along with Rev. Isaac Leeser, Solomon Solis, Abraham Hart, A. S. Wolf, and Moses Dropsie, the first school of the Hebrew Education Society was opened in 1851 and Binswanger continued to serve as Chairman of the Board from 1851-1870, when he was elected President of the Society, as well as President of Maimonides College (which existed from 1867-1873). He continued to serve the Hebrew Education Society until 1875 when he withdrew from its management. He was active in the Hebrew Relief Society and its successor, the United Hebrew Charities. He helped establish and manage the Jewish Hospital, and helped add the Home for Aged Hebrews to the hospital grounds. He was a prominent participant especially in the 1853 and 1854 Hebrew Charity Dinners which raised funds for the various Hebrew Charities. With the help of Abraham Hart, S.W. Arnold and Herman Hamburger, the Annual Hebrew Charity Balls were organized. He was also a founder of the Mercantile Literary and Social Club, helped to bring about the establishment of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in Cincinnati and served on the board of the Jewish Foster Home. During the Civil War he became a member of the Union League and in 1867 was unanimously elected by the City Council as a Director of Wills Eye Hospital.

Clara Binswanger, daughter of Isidore and Elizabeth Sophia (Polock) Binswanger, was born in 1860 and died in 1901. She left her small estate to fund an annual celebration of her birthday so she would not be forgotten. At an annual family gathering in January, of nieces, nephews, their descendants and spouses, the names of attendees were recorded in "birthday books," as well as the names of family members who were born or had died during the preceding year. Three birthday books which chronicle Binswanger family events from 1902-1980 are in the Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection at the Library of the Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn.

Fanny Binswanger, another daughter of Isidore and E. Sophia Binswanger, was born in 1862. In 1888 she founded, along with thirty young women from affluent Jewish families in Philadelphia, the Young Women's Union (YWU). The goal of the YWU was to operate a kindergarten and aid children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants settling in Philadelphia. Fanny became the first President. In 1918 the YWU became the Neighborhood Centre which eventually merged with the YW/YMHA to become part of the Jewish Ys and Centers of Philadelphia. She also founded the Women's League of the United Synagogue of America and was its second president, serving for nine years. In 1892 she married Charles I. Hoffman, a lawyer in Philadelphia. While practicing law and editing  The Jewish Exponent (of which he was one of the founders), he studied for the Rabbinate under Rev. Sabato Morais and Rev. Marcus Jastrow and then went to Cambridge University to study under Dr. Solomon Schechter, whom he followed to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, becoming a member of the first graduating class. Hoffman is credited with helping to persuade Schechter to leave Cambridge for the Jewish Theological Seminary. Charles died in 1934 and Fanny died in 1948.

Several well-known Philadelphians and nationally recognizable individuals are connected to the Binswanger and Solis-Cohen families. Among these are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edwin Wolf II, and Dr. A. S.W. Rosenbach. J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was an American physicist, the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, and among those credited as being "the father of the atomic bomb." Edwin "Ed" Wolf (1911 -1991) was the Curator and Librarian of the Library Company of Philadelphia. He published a number of books, and co-published The History of the Jews of Philadelphia from Colonial Times to the Age of Jackson with Maxwell Whiteman. Ed's father, Morris Wolf, married Pauline Binswanger and became a well-known lawyer in the city of Philadelphia, and partner in the Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen law firm. Ed's brother, Robert B. Wolf, also was a partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, as well as serving in a number of governmental agencies including as General Council of the Federal Housing Administration in Washington. The founders of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Dr. Abraham S. W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip, were nephews of Isidore Binswanger's wife (E. Sophia Polock) and Fanny Binswanger's husband, Henry Rosenbach. A. S.W. Rosenbach, the founder of Rosenbach Company, helped assemble the collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Huntington Library and worked for such private clients as Harry Elkins Widener and J. P. Morgan. Frank G. Binswanger, Sr. (1903-1991), son of Barnett Binswanger, founded the Binswanger Company, a successful and well-known commercial real estate company in 1931.

The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection is truly remarkable in several ways. Both families were large and members routinely had a number of children. Both families came to the United States in the early nineteenth century or earlier. They managed to become integral to both the Philadelphia Jewish community and assimilate into the larger civic community. Their children did more than "earn a living"--they thrived by following their interests, becoming doctors, lawyers, bibliophiles, writers, researchers, auctioneers, and businessmen. Their daughters were educated and as productive in the social, artistic, educational, cultural, and philanthropic worlds as their sons.

Biography/History

Guide to the Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family, American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, P-642.

American Jewish Year Book, 1904-1905

Jewish Encyclopedia, articles by Cyrus Adler and Frederick T. Haneman, 1906

Silver, Samantha. Jewish Museum of the American West. http://www.jmaw.org/david-solis-cohen-portland-jewish/

Kiron, Arthur. "Emily Solis-Cohen." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 20 March 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/solis-cohen-emily).

Philipps, Karen. "Judith Solis-Cohen." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Jewish Women's Archive

Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records, SCRC 22, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (https://library.temple.edu/scrc/jewish-ys-and-centers-greater)

Solis-Cohen, Myer, M.D. The American Descendants of Samuel Binswanger, 1957.

University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center. October 2015. Edwin Wolf II Papers. UPT 50 W853.

Biography/History

The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County granted the Charter for Chestnut Hill Hospital on 21 November 1903. A seven-member Board of Trustees containing two physicians was organized, with Dr. Radcliffe Cheston as the first President. The hospital was opened on 14 October 1903 in two small houses with fourteen beds. Chief Nurse Rena D. Wood managed a staff of one gradate nurse and two practical nurses caring for a daily average of eight patients.

In April of 1908 the School for Nurses opened with four graduate nurses for eight students, of whom six graduated in 1910 after two years of instruction. In 1914 and 1918 the period of instruction was lengthened by one-half year, to make a the total training program three years in length. By 1925 the School had grown to include nine graduate nurses and twenty-seven students: eight seniors, eleven intermediates, and eight juniors. To accommodate this growth, Laughlin Hall, named for Henry Laughlin who donated the land, was opened as a nurses' home for fifty-seven nurses. The building included a well-planned educational unit, a reference library, and rooms for social and recreational functions.

The School for Nurses had very small classes due to a careful screening process that included a period of probation before a student could enroll. Nineteen members of the Hospital's attending staff served as lecturers for the School of Nursing, covering theoretical disciplines in relation to medicine, while the nursing faculty instructed the students in the practical disciplines. The first full-time instructor for the School was added in 1925.

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Howard Furness (1833-1912) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Harvard in 1854. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 but soon began to focus on studying and collecting Shakespearean texts. In 1871 he produced the first volume of the New Variorum Shakespeare, an edition of Romeo and Juliet. The series was designed to bring together all known information about the plays’ textual variants, sources, and critical reception. Furness was a member of several scholarly societies, including the Shakespeare Society of Philadelphia, founded in 1851. He died in Wallingford, Pennsylvania in 1912. Furness’s family shared his enthusiasm for Shakespeare. His wife, Helen Kate Furness, was responsible for compiling A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), and his son Horace Howard Furness took up the project of editing subsequent Variorum editions after his father’s death. Furness, Jr. graduated from Harvard in 1888, but before approaching the Variorum project, he studied music at the University of Pennsylvania and taught physics at Episcopal Academy from 1891 to 1901. Macbeth, the first revised edition in the Variorum series, was produced in 1903. He became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania in 1929 and donated his family’s collection of books, letters, and memorabilia to the University at his death.

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Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. Born on January 4, 1885 in Philadelphia, Block attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a bachelor of laws in 1905. He went on to become a successful Philadelphia lawyer and eventually a partner in the firm Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. In 1911 he married Reba Fleisher and they had two children, Ida (b. 1911) and Gordon Jr. (b.1914). He died in Philadelphia on October 19, 1964. He left his extensive collection of Lincolniana to the University of Pennsylvania in his will and it was received by the library in 1965.

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Founded in 1920 by Frances Steloff, The Gotham Book Mart served as a center for the literary avant garde of New York City and a gateway through which European modernism entered the United States. During its nearly ninety-year tenure as a marketplace for books and ideas, the Gotham was notorious for selling books which were officially banned in the U.S., including Lady Chatterley’s Lover and  Tropic of Cancer. In addition, the shop served as an unofficial literary salon, attracting luminaries such as Christopher Morley, Henry Miller, W.H. Auden , Marianne Moore, Tennessee Williams, John Updike, and Allen Ginsberg (who briefly worked in the store as a clerk). It also served as the home of the James Joyce Society, founded at the Book Mart in 1947. In 1967, Stelof sold the store to Andreas Brown, who continued its literary mission while incorporating his own collecting interests, such as a postcards and antique Christmas ornaments. For most of its life, the Book Mart was located in a building at 41 W. 47th Street, in Manhattan’s Diamond District. After a series of legal battles regarding loans undertaken to buy the building, Brown was forced to sell the original location and lease a building at 16 E. 46th St. After falling behind on the rent at this new location, Brown was evicted, and the inventory was sold by auction.

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Frances Steloff was the founder of the Gotham Book Mart and a tireless advocate for avant garde literature. Born in poverty to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1887, at thirteen she was orphaned and forced to leave school. Adopted by an elderly Boston couple, her life did not improve, and at the age of nineteen she left Boston for New York City, where she worked in the book departments of various department stores before opening the Gotham in 1920. She was one of the founders of the James Joyce Society, and her list of friends comprised a large majority of the American literati of the 20th century. She was also deeply interested in non-Western spiritual practices, including the work of J. Krishnamurti. After selling the Book Mart to Andreas Brown in 1967, Steloff continued to live in an apartment on the third floor, and to work intermittently in the shop itself. She died in 1989 at the age of 101.

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Andreas Brown is a rare-book dealer, literary appraiser, and omnivorous collector of Americana who owned and operated the Gotham Book Mart from 1967 to its dissolution in 2007. Born in Coronado, CA, Brown graduated from San Diego State University and attended Stanford Law School before working at the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas and beginning an independent career as a rare book dealer. During trips to New York City, Brown became acquainted with Frances Steloff, and in 1967 he bought the Gotham Book Mart, with the understanding that Steloff would continue to be active in its operation. During his stewardship of the Book Mart, Brown became one of the most prominent American collectors of vintage postcards, curated an annual exhibition of antique Christmas ornaments, and was instrumental in promoting the career of writer/illustrator Edward Gorey. He also undertook extensive research into the genealogy of his and Frances Steloff’s families. However, numerous legal battles, both with fellow booksellers over delinquent payments and with wealthy benefactors over loans accrued to buy the building which housed the Gotham, contributed to the Book Mart’s worsening financial situation and eventual closure.

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The H.H. Furness Memorial Library is devoted to the study of Shakespeare and other Tudor and Stuart dramatists. Horace Howard Furness, a Shakespearean scholar responsible for the New Variorum, and his son, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., who continued to work on Variorum Shakespeare after his father's death, accumulated a library that was donated to the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. In the process of their research and work on Shakespearean scholarship, they corresponded with many other scholars. This collection consists largely of material related to Shakespeare studies and the Memorial Library, but also contains some Furness family correspondence and material, in particular the correspondence and writings of William Henry Furness, father of Horace Howard Furness. This collection should be used closely with the Furness family papers (Ms. Coll. 481), as there is significant overlap.

William Henry Furness (1802-1896) was a Unitarian minister, abolitionist, and biblical critic. The son of William Furness (a bank clerk), and Rebecca Thwing, he was born and educated in Boston. While he was a student of the Boston Latin school, Furness met Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whom he developed a friendship that he would cultivate for the rest of his life. He graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from the Harvard Divinity School in 1823. In the spring of 1824, Furness moved to Baltimore to work as an assistant to Rev. W. H. Greenwood. A few months later, the Unitarian Society of Philadelphia (which had remained without a designated minister since its foundation in 1796) invited Furness to preach, and in January 1825, he took charge of the Society, becoming its only pastor. That same year, William married Annis Pulling Jenks, with whom he would have four children: William Henry Furness, Jr. (1827-1867), a portrait painter; Annis Lee Furness (1830-1908), an author and translator; Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), a Shakespeare scholar; and Frank Heyling Furness (1839-1912), an architect. Furness maintained his position as a pastor of the Philadelphia Unitarian Church for fifty years, until he resigned in 1875. Shortly after, however, he was appointed minister emeritus until his death in 1896. Furness was a staunch supporter of the antislavery cause, and, in 1859, he participated in a Philadelphia public prayer vigil for abolitionist John Brown. He authored several books on the gospels and the figure of Jesus, whose miracles are discussed according to rational principles. Among his most notable works are Notes on the Four Gospels (1836),  The History of Jesus (1853),  The Blessing of Abolition (1860), and  Jesus, The Heart of Christianity (1882).

Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912) was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Harvard in 1854. After graduation, he undertook a two-year tour of Europe, Asia, and Africa with Atherton Blight, his former college roommate. Upon his return to Philadelphia, he became involved in the abolitionist movement. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, and he married Helen Kate Rogers (1837-1883) the following year. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Horace attempted, with his brother Frank, to enroll in the army as a volunteer. While Frank joined the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Horace was rejected because of a growing deafness that developed after contracting scarlet fever in Europe. During the war, however, Furness joined the U.S. Sanitary Commission, a war relief organization created in 1861 to provide support to wounded soldiers and their families. During this time, Furness's deafness began to negatively influence his career as a lawyer, which he eventually abandoned to begin studying and collecting Shakespearian texts. In November 1860, he became a member of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, and in the following years, he gradually created his own working library of Shakespearian texts. In 1871, he produced the first volume of the New Variorum Shakespeare, an edition of Romeo and Juliet. The series was designed to bring together all known information about the plays’ textual variants, sources, and critical reception. During his career, Furness published sixteen additional Variorum volumes, establishing an international reputation as a Shakespeare scholar. In 1880, he became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Furness received honorary degrees from many institutions, including Cambridge University, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and University of Göttingen (Ph.D.). Furness died in 1912 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, where he had permanently resided since 1894. Furness's family shared his enthusiasm for Shakespeare. His wife, Helen Kate Furness, was responsible for compiling  A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874), and his son Horace Howard Furness Jr. (1865-1930) took up the project of editing subsequent Variorum editions after his father’s death. Besides Horace Howard Jr, Horace and Helen had three children: Walter Rogers Furness (1861-1914), who in 1896 became a partner in the architecture firm of his uncle, Frank; William Henry Furness III (1866-1920), an explorer and ethnologist; and Caroline Augusta Furness (1873-1909), an ethnologist. For more information on Horace Howard Furness, see the article "Horace Howard Furness: Book Collector and Library Builder," and the biography  The Philadelphia Shakespeare Story: Horace Howard Furness and the New Variorum Shakespeare (New York: AMS Press, 1990), both by James M. Gibson.

Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (1865-1930) graduated from Harvard in 1888, but before approaching the Variorum project, he studied music at the University of Pennsylvania and taught physics at Episcopal Academy from 1891 to 1901. Macbeth, the first revised edition in the Variorum series under his editorship, was produced in 1903. He became a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. Furness donated his family’s collection of books, letters, and memorabilia to the University of Pennsylvania, at the time of his death. With the gift came funds to build a space on campus to house the collection. Dedicated on April 23, 1932, and originally housed in the main library building (now the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library), the Memorial Library was moved to Van Pelt Library in 1962 and reconstructed in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in 2013.

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The John Bartram Association (JBA) was founded in 1893 for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the home and garden of John Bartram, known as "Bartram's Garden." To this day, the JBA continues to speak to audiences of all ages on the discovery of the natural world, just as John Bartram did in his lifetime.

The site of Bartram's Garden was maintained by Bartram's descendants and other enthusiasts of the natural world, beginning with his daughter, Ann Bartram Carr and her husband Colonel Robert Carr in 1777 to the formation of the John Bartram Association in 1893. By the time the John Bartram Association was formed, it was evident that the grounds were in need of care that reached beyond the ability and resources of those in charge. The John Bartram Association and the allied park system of Philadelphia negotiated the terms to transfer the care and maintenance of Bartram's former home and garden to the city of Philadelphia. Thanks to those negotiations, the home and garden are now under the care of the Fairmount Garden System.

In addition to the resuscitation of "Bartram's Garden," the JBA's early efforts secured a safe home and custodian in the University of Pennsylvania for what is known as "The Bartram Memorial Library," the authority collection of volumes representative of early American botanical literature.

John Bartram (1699-1777) was born a third-generation Quaker in Darby, Pennsylvania, who followed his father's footsteps by becoming a farmer. However, his inquiry into the natural world went well beyond farming, into botany, horticulture, and exploration. These curiosities earned him an important place in the scientific world for his discoveries and generosity in sharing knowledge of the fledgling scientific discipline of botany. Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), the Swedish botanist and originator of the system of taxonomic classification, regarded Bartram as the "greatest natural botanist in this world," an achievement yet unheard of in his time considering that he was an American-born colonist. In 1928, Bartram purchased a 102-acre plot of land, formerly inhabited by Native Americans as early as 3000 BCE, from Swedish settlers in order to examine its ecology. This plot of land, now known as "Bartram's Garden," was the source of much inspiration for Bartram, in addition to his discoveries from New England to Florida, until the end of his life in 1777.

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A monthly meeting at Philadelphia was established along with Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting in 10mo 1682/3. In 1772, this meeting was divided, resulting in two additional monthly meetings: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District. The original meeting was then sometimes referred to as the "Middle District." In 1814, a further division created Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District.

At the time of the Separation, the Orthodox Friends held the meeting at 4th and Arch Streets. This meeting was the forerunner of the current Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia at Arch Street. In 1827, Abington Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) re-established a monthly meeting in the city for Friends of Philadelphia and Byberry. It became part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1828. From 1828 to 1857, this meeting held its sessions at a meeting house on Cherry Street.

A Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street, also known as Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, was set off in 1833; this meeting was discontinued in 1903, its remaining members transferred back to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite).

In 1957, Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite) merged with Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Western District to form Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends.

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A native of Mexico, Roberto Morgadanes was educated in New Orleans, Louisiana, and studies for a doctorate in Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania from 1940 to 1942, under the supervision of his advisors, Joseph E. Gillet and Otis H. Green. He studied Mexican drama in the 16th century and traveled to Mexico to locate unpublished examples of Mexican dramatic works. It is unclear if Morgadanes ever completed his disseration on this topic.

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Siegfried Wiesberger was the proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop, a fixture in the Baltimore intellectual scene in the first half of the 20th century, and a friend of many Baltimore writers, including H.L. Mencken. He was born in Bielitz, Austria in 1895, and came to the United States in 1912. After several years’ travel in California and Hawaii, he began work at the Peabody Book Shop, under the management of his brother, Hugo, in 1922. In 1931, Hugo died, and Weisberger took over as the shop's owner. Having discovered H.L. Mencken's books at sale for a discount in a drugstore window in 1928, Weisberger sent the author a letter, suggesting his bookstore might be a more fitting place to show his wares. Mencken eventually agreed, and a lifelong friendship between the two men began, during which they shared their disdain for the shallow materialism of American culture. Weisberger sold the shop in 1954, declaring “the age of the boob is upon us,” and retired to a farm in New Windsor, Maryland. He moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1974, and died in 1984.

Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken was a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. Born in Baltimore in 1881, Mencken graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at age 15, after which he worked days at his father’s cigar factory and nights at the Baltimore Morning Herald. He became city editor of the  Herald in 1903; and by 1906, he managed the Sunday edition of the  Baltimore Sun. His theatre writing for the  Sun led him to write  George Bernard Shaw—His Plays, which won him the attention of New York literary circles and a position as literary critic for  The Smart Set, the city’s leading cultural periodical. From 1914 to 1923, Mencken also helped edit this magazine with his friend and fellow drama critic George Jean Nathan, with whom he later started  The American Mercury, a cultural magazine which flourished for over a decade. In the 1930s and 40s, Mencken’s social criticism fell out of favor, and his study of American English became the focus of his career. From 1919 to 1948, he published several editions and supplements to his linguistic work  The American Language (1919, revised 1921, 1923, supplemented 1945, 1948). In addition, he wrote an autobiography in three volumes:  Happy Days (1940),  Newspaper Days (1941), and  Heathen Days. Mencken was also known for his participation as a prosecutor in the Scopes Trial in 1925. He died on January 29, 1956, in the Baltimore row home where he had lived most of his life.

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This collection consists primarily of documents concerning government administration in Ireland during the tenures of Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702) and his son Edward Southwell (1671-1730) as Secretaries of State for Ireland. Because of their nineteenth and twentieth century collection history, the documents here are largely miscellaneous in nature but are clustered around a few themes. Highlights include lists of rents and financial transactions from the period after Cromwell’s invasion and before the Williamite war in Ireland, a 1689 eyewitness letter recounting the battle of Derry, a series of documents related to admiralty, smuggling, and collecting maritime revenue in the first decade of the eighteenth century, an inventory of maps of Ireland, and a substantive series of petitions relating to Richard Blake of Ardfry.

The collection Archibald Cameron Elias Jr. (1944-2008) was a literary scholar who wrote extensively on the writer Jonathan Swift and his circle. Dr. Elias' books include Swift at Moor Park (1982) and the Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (1997). His collection reflected his interest in 17th and 18th century Irish and English literature and in addition to the materials listed here he also owned a number of bound manuscript volumes which are cataloged separately.

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The first part "Separate Documents and Letters" are those manuscripts which were clearly acquired separately by Elias and which stand on their own as discrete items. These include a 1711 letter to Jonathan Swift, a copy and notes on another Swift letter, as well as notes on the various documents by Elias.

The second part "Fragments and other manuscripts" are those documents found mixed together and whose original state, and to a large part, authorship, is unknown. These fragments are divided by content and genre but judging by physical evidence and similarity in handwriting may once have been part of one or several commonplace albums. These fragments consist of copied epitaphs, manuscript sermons, assorted copies of verse from prominent classical and contemporary authors, and copies of varied correspondence. Among the longer documents are a sermon on the death of Sir Thomas Gifford, a small booklet of commonplaced extracts, a copy of a 1681 address by Sir William Temple, and a bound booklet containing a poem by Benjamin Stillingfleet. At least two of the fragments are related to or in the hand of the scholar and critic Montagu Bacon.

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The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection has been divided into six groupings or series, mainly by family, although the groupings should be considered fluid as the families and individuals were related.

The majority of the material relates to the activities of the Solis-Cohen family, with about one-half attributable to Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr. Born in 1866, Emily was the eldest child, and only daughter, of Solomon Solis-Cohen. A significant portion of the material is composed of transcriptions and typed versions of the letters of Isaac Leeser and material which Emily used in writing her manuscripts for two unpublished biographies of Rev. Isaac Leeser: "Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner" and "Isaac Leeser: The Man and His Destiny." Notes and typescripts for other works by Solis-Cohen include "The Valiant Maccabees" (co-authored with Remo Bufano), "Biography of Isaac Harby" and "Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights." Emily also was involved in a variety of local activities and the files contain reports which demonstrate her involvement with the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia and the Henrietta Szold 70th Birthday Celebration. There is a significant amount of personal and professional correspondence in the series, including letters from Justice Benjamin Cardozo, Rosa Mordecai, Isabel Hewson Manning and Cyrus Adler.

The second series contains material related to Miriam Binswanger Solis-Cohen. Miriam, Isidore Binswanger's daughter, married Dr. Jacob Da Silva Solis-Cohen. The material in the collection includes Blue Books with notes on history, school papers, and a wealth of family correspondence from 1870-1890. Also included is a copy of "Desdemona of the Ghetto," published in 1925, which was written by Miriam's daughter, Judith.

The third series, Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen, is composed of material, including correspondence and writings, by and about Dr. Solis-Cohen. The majority of the correspondence is undated, although the month or day of the week may be included. Much of the rest of the material can be roughly dated to 1880-1930. Drafts of a number of articles, on both medical, religious and civic topics are included among the files, and demonstrate the range of interests and activities in which Solis-Cohen was involved and interested. Also included in this series is a draft of a biography about Dr. Solis-Cohen by his daughter, Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr.

The fourth series, Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Family, includes a variety of material related to a number of members of the Binswanger and Solis-Cohen families. Chief among this is correspondence between family members. There are also three Birthday Books for Aunt Clara's annual birthday celebration, memoirs and recollections of family members, genealogical charts tracing the Binswanger and Solis- Cohen families and the connected branches. Two Estate Sale catalogues of the books/library of Moses Polock are in the collection--A.S.W. Rosenbach, his nephew, was greatly influenced by the library of his uncle Moses Polock. There are also several advertising and dance cards from balls held in Philadelphia in the nineteenth century.

The fifth series, Binswanger Family, contains several items. Following his death in 1890, the Binswanger family published a memorial book on Isidore Binswanger. There are five copies of this book in this collection. One is inscribed "M. [B]. S-C." on the flyleaf and another is inscribed "Miriam Fonseca Solis-Cohen from Grandma Binswanger" and contains an 1895 notice of the seventy-fifth birthday anniversary of Isidore Binswanger to be held at the Jewish Foster Home. There is also a Braille copy of "Desdemona of the Ghetto" and "The Last Magazine" which was published by the Wednesday Evening Literary of Philadelphia, in memory of Judith Solis-Cohen, of which she was the founder. In addition, there is a series of letters (dated 1929) acknowledging the gift of the Braille copy by numerous libraries and schools for the blind from across the United States (including thirty-four states), Hawaii, Canada, and Great Britain. There is also a large leather-bound photograph album of photographs of various members of the Binswanger family (including Benswangers, Egers, Polocks, Rosenbachs, Goldsmits, and at least two rabbis from Philadelphia congregations (Jacob Frankel and George Jacobs). While some of the photographs are labeled, not all are. Most appear to be late nineteenth century.

The sixth series, Heirlooms, is a small group of items which are fragile. These include a wedding veil, a fan, a wreath, part of a glass (minus part of the stem and base), a baby garment and a cap. There is little or no accompanying information as to their significance, other than labels: "Grandma Polock's Cap" and "Grandma Polock's Baby's Undergarment."

The basic organization of the collection, and the titling of the individual folders, was completed in 1991 by Arthur Kiron. The 2017 finding aid builds on that organization and includes the related families.

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The Furness family papers consists of family records, personal records, and materials related to the publication of the New Variorum editions. It represents the work of Furness and his son, as writers, editors and collectors, but it also includes personal materials related to their non-scholarly interests. The first series of the collection, the Family Records, relates to the private life of the Furness family; the second series--collected materials, theatrical and non-theatrical--represents the family members’ interests as book and memorabilia collectors. The third series of the collection, the Variorum papers, consists of four sections: correspondence, manuscripts, Shakespeare editions, and notebooks. The correspondence deals primarily with the publication of the revised Variorum editions in the 1930s. Correspondents include Joseph Quincy Adams, Frederick William Ashley, Matthew Wilson Black, Tucker Brooke, Edward Cheyney, Edwin Conklin, Albert Feuillerat, John Calvin French, Samual Hemingway, Andrew Keogh, J. B. Lippincott & Co., William Lingelbach, Percy Lon, Josiah Penniman, Arthur Quinn, Philip Rosenbach, Felix Schelling, M. A. Shaaber, and Karl Young. The manuscripts include both original and revised Variorum editions. The Shakespeare editions are those compiled by other editors and have been subsequently marked up with notes for the Variorum. The notebooks contain act/line/scene notes, index entries, and source information for individual Variorum editions. The fourth series contains oversize items from the brothers’ scrapbook from Harvard.

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The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president. Among these are a series of signed prints of Lincoln made by Timothy Cole in 1919 as well as the woodblock itself used to produce them. The collection also contains a rare set of original documents concerning Lincoln’s election in 1860 and 1864. Found amongst a paper dealer’s stock, these documents are certificates and ballots from the Pennsylvania Electoral College which chose Lincoln as president in both elections. In addition to the items listed in this finding aid, the collection includes an additional 126 items, largely printed books and pamphlets which are cataloged separately. Block had an acute interest in Lincoln’s personal library and acquired three books owned by Lincoln himself which are now in the collection. He also collected over a dozen other early titles representative of books Lincoln likely read. Among the pamphlets relating to Lincoln and his legacy are items in 14 languages, including Hawaiian, Dakota, Chinese, Russian, and Yiddish. In addition there is a printed ticket to Andrew Johnson’s impeachment housed and cataloged separately. To see all of these items search for the Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana.

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This collection contains store records, correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera from the Gotham Book Mart, one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores and a hotbed of 20th century literary modernism and American little magazine and small press publishing. It includes records of the day-to-day activity of bookselling during the ownership of Frances Steloff and her successor Andreas Brown, as well as manuscripts and ephemera which the store offered for sale, broadsides, scrapbooks, and vintage photographs. In addition, the collection contains material from Brown’s personal collections, including literary appraisals, postcards, and genealogical research. For further detail, see the content notes accompanying each series in the finding aid.

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The Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection consists mainly of personal correspondence to and from Rev. William Henry Furness; Horace Howard Furness; and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. It also includes several notebooks, copies of speeches and articles, and other assorted items relating to Shakespearean scholarship or to the Furness family. The collection was divided into four separate series. Series I-III include materials relating to William Henry Furness (series I), Horace Howard Furness, Sr. (series II), and Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (series III). Series IV includes letters between other correspondents, and additional materials including ephemera, clippings, images, and writings on Shakespeare and on other subjects. Researchers are encouraged to perform keyword searches for individual names or organizations. For more information on each group of materials, please refer to the descriptive notes associated to each series.

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The John Bartram Association records, dating from 1779 to 1937 (bulk 1893 to 1911), document the association's foundation and early administrative activities predominately through correspondence, accented by newspaper clippings, advertising fliers, and invitation cards. Significant portions of the correspondence records relate to accumulation of the "Bartram Memorial Library," an effort brought about by Mrs. Caroline Bartram Newbold of the John Bartram Association and John M. Macfarlane of the University of Pennsylvania. Accompanying these records is a copy of an inventory of the "Bartram Memorial Library" that appears to date from 1900.

Additionally, the collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other media dealing with matters regarding the foundation and day-to-day administrative workings of the John Bartram Association (1893), the foundation of Botanical Society of Philadelphia (1897), the 200th anniversary of John Bartram's birth (1899), lectures presented by John Bartram Association/Bartram Memorial Library Committee, hosted by University of Pennsylvania (circa 1902-1909), the death of John Bartram Association President, Mordecai Bartram (1904), the appointment of Franklin S. Edmonds as President of John Bartram Association and subsequent administrative personnel change (1905), the integration of Bartram Gardens into Philadelphia's allied park system, the appointment of Henry R. Edmunds as President of John Bartram Association (1908), and Bartram family genealogy.

When the John Bartram Association records were donated, the contents of the collection were filed chronologically. Since this organization best suits the recorded documentation regarding genesis and early administrative dealings of the John Bartram Association, the collection has been left in this original order. General terms (e.g., correspondence, invitation cards, donations, etc.) regard the John Bartram Association administration unless otherwise noted. The term "events" refers to lectures and reunions unless otherwise noted.

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Because of the nature of the collection, the contents within it vary quite a bit. Many of the folders/collections were found during various inventories of the archives, and as they did not seem to fit into any of the existing collections, were placed here. There are a few collections, however, such as the Samuel Posnanski Collection, the Jacob Hoschander Collection, the Moise Schwab Collection, and the Joseph Zolin Collection, which contain manuscripts that were removed from the Adler Collection. All of these manuscripts or typescripts were submitted to the Jewish Quarterly Review through Adler, and were therefore seen by the processor of the Adler Collection as separate from the collection.

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Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; registers of births and deaths; marriage certificates; membership lists and registers; removals issued and received, and other vital records; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property papers; minutes and other papers of the Race Street First Day School; records of the Library Association of Friends of Philadelphia; and other miscellaneous papers.

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This collection consists of two different series. The first one documents the formation of the collection of dramas and is composed of correspondence related to Roberto Morgadanes and his studies. The second one comprises religious dramas themselves and includes mostly handwritten Mexican plays of the late 19th century or beginning of the 20th century, often illustrated with religious pictures. However, two of them are older – 17th and 18th centuries – and stem from the Inquisition records, and one of them was written in Manila.

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This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisberger, proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland. The collection is separated into three series. The first series contains correspondence between H.L. Mencken and Weisberger, as well as other correspondence concerning Weisberger’s personal life and the day-to-day activities of the Peabody Book Shop. The second series contains autobiographical writing and poems by Weisberger, as well as a small number of receipts, lists, and photographs of authors from the Book Shop. The third series contains material related to H.L. Mencken, including manuscripts, published material by and about Mencken (much of it signed), and pictures of Mencken. More information is available at the series level.

Scope and Contents

This collection was formerly owned by Archibald Cameron Elias Jr. (1944-2008), a literary scholar who wrote extensively on the writer Jonathan Swift and his circle. Elias purchased this collection at Sotheby’s (London) in their 4 April 1977 sale, as lot 140. The documents contained within had almost certainly been sold, re-sold, and reorganized in the 150 years since they left the possession of the Southwell family. The Southwell family papers were purchased in bulk by London bookseller Thomas Thorpe and dispersed in a series of sales in the 1830s. Nearly all of these papers were purchased by the famous manuscript collector Sir Thomas Phillipps and many of his distinctive manuscript numbers appear on the documents and volumes in the collection. Phillipps’ collection was sold in an extended series of sales over nearly a century from the 1890s onward and it is clear that the present collection consists of the remains of once larger sets, with material removed and sold by bookdealers over the years. Many of the documents have penciled page numbers or other annotations which indicate the presence of other materials not preserved here.

This collection includes documents bearing annotations from the following sales and lots:

Thomas Thorpe: 137, 690, 752

Sir Thomas Phillipps: 10,018; 10,020; 10,035; 10,060; 10,070; 24,227; 24,274; 24,523; 26,291; 29,013

For the catalogs of the Southwell papers sold by Thorpe see

Catalogue ... containing the Greater Portion of the United Libraries of Sir Robert Southwell ... his Son, the Hon. Edward Southwell, and the Late Lord De Clifford (London: Thomas Thorpe, [1834])

Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Southwellianae ([London]: Thomas Thorpe, 1834)

Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts .. Several Volumes Relating to Ireland, (Omitted in former Catalogue of State Papers,) from the Southwell Collection (London: Thomas Thorpe, 1835)

Catalogue of upward of Fourteen Hundred Manuscripts…Paston, Sidney, Ormond, Orrery, Southwell, and other Family Papers (London: Thomas Thorpe, 1836)

Supplement to Thomas Thorpe’s Catalogue ... and another Portion of the Southwell Papers (London: Thomas Thorpe, 1836).

Arrangement note

These documents were loosely contained in three volumes, often without discernible order or any clear arrangement. They have been organized here according to their physical volume of origin and then by shared provenance to a given Phillipps collection if recorded.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 March 21

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,  2017

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2003

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2013.10.31

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 June 29

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 September 19

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2014.06.30

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University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

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Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2014 April 21

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2019 February 7

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 June 12

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Mitch Fraas, Clemence Scouten, and Rive Cadwallader

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Finding aid prepared by Louise Strauss

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Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

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Finding aid prepared by Mitch Fraas

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Finding aid prepared by Sam Allingham

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Finding aid prepared by Siel Agugliaro

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Finding aid prepared by Samuel Sfirri

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Finding aid prepared by Michelle Chesner

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Finding aid prepared by Aleth Tisseau des Escotais

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Finding aid prepared by Sam Allingham

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Finding aid prepared by Mitch Fraas

Revision Description

This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.  2016

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

Student files are closed for fifty years from the date of graduation. Earlier student files may be used, but personal names may not be cited.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

The bulk of the collection is open for research access, however, materials in box 15, folder 28 and box 30, folders 9-10 are restricted from access until 2035 because they contain personally identifiable information. Researchers interested in the content of these folders should contact the Kislak Center for further information.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Access Restrictions

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Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

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Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Archibald Cameron Elias, Jr. (1944-2008) estate.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Doris Wardell and Marion Burns, Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Furness Family, 1930-1937

Source of Acquisition

Anonymous gift, 2008.

Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by the Furness family after the death of Horace Howard Furness, Jr. in 1930. The collection was later expanded through further acquisitions, the latest in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roberto Morgadanes to Professor Gillet on November 12, 1942.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Siegfried Weisberger, 1957.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Archibald Cameron Elias, Jr. (1944-2008) estate.

This collection consists of manuscripts and papers relating primarily to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Ireland and Great Britain formerly owned by A.C. Elias. Archibald Cameron Elias Jr. (1944-2008) was a literary scholar who wrote extensively on the writer Jonathan Swift and his circle.

Processing Information note

Many of the materials in this collection were housed in scrapbooks or other volumes. These have been removed and are now foldered separately. The original location of items is noted in the folder descriptions. An inventory of the collection as it was received is available in Box 5, folder 36.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Isaac Leeser Collection, Library of the Katz Center of the University of Pennsylvania, ARC MS 2

Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family at the American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York, P-642

Solis-Cohen Family Collection at Thomas Jefferson University, MS 042

Emily Solis-Cohen Papers at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, MS-450

Emily Solis-Cohen Collection at The Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia

Hannah Jeanette Hoffman Elbert Correspondence and Photographs, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, SCRC 32

Jacob Solis-Cohen, Jr. Collection at The Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, MSS 14

Related Archival Materials note

Harry Ransom Center: Gotham Book Mart Collection MS-1670.

At San Diego History Center Document Collection: Andreas Brown collection, Ms 270

At Skidmore College: Frances Steloff collection.

At Standford University: Andreas Brown collection, 1913-1945

At University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts: Padraic and Mary Colum papers, Ms. Coll. 989 and Gotham Book Mart collection of Edward Gorey material, Ms. Coll. 1185

Related Archival Materials note

At the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania:

Furness family papers, 1765-1937, MS. Coll. 481

James M. Gibson research collection on Horace Howard Furness, 1882-1985 (bulk: 1975-1985), Ms. Coll. 1331

Miscellaneous manuscripts, Misc Mss. Including:

Furness, Horace Howard (1833-1912), letters to George Park Fisher, undated. 2 items (2 leaves), Box 7, Folder 32

Sumner, Charles (1811-1874), letters to James T. Furness and William Henry Furness (1802-1896), 1854-1861. 8 items (8 leaves), Box 18, Folders 29-30

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

Horace Howard Furness collection on the Great Central Fair, collection 0224, 1861-1867, undated

Related Archival Materials note

At Johns Hopkins University:

H.L. Mencken collection, 1900-1996

At New York Public Library:

H.L. Mencken papers, 1905-1956, MssCol 1962

At the University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts:

Theodore Dreiser papers, circa 1890-1965 (bulk: 1897-1955), Ms. Coll. 30

Burton Rascoe papers, 1890-1957 (bulk: 1920-1957), Ms. Coll. 1145

Separated Materials note

Along with the archival material relating to Gotham Book Mart, the store's stock was also gifted to the University of Pennsylvania. The cataloged books from that gift can be found here.

Separated Materials

Records before 1827 have been described in the finding aid of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. Records after the reunification are with those of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Epitaphs
  • Poems
  • Sermons
  • Wills
Personal Name(s)
  • Bacon, Montagu, 1688–1749
  • Palmerston , Henry Temple, 1673-1757
  • Stillingfleet, Benjamin, 1702-1771
  • Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
  • Temple, William, 1628-1699
Subject(s)
  • English literature--18th century
  • Irish literature--18th century
  • Poetry--18th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Binswanger, Isidore, 1820-1890
  • Judith Solis-Cohen, 1876-1927
  • Leeser, Isaac
  • Solis-Cohen, Emily, 1886-1966
  • Solis-Cohen, Miriam Binswanger, 1852-1909
  • Solis-Cohen, Solomon, 1857-1948
Subject(s)
  • Charity
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Jews--Social life and customs

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Black Sparrow Press.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Book catalogs
  • Broadsides (notices)
  • Business records
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Legal documents
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Memorabilia
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic postcards
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Sales records
  • Scrapbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • New York (N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century
Personal Name(s)
  • Brown, Andreas
  • Capote, Truman, 1924-1984
  • Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989
  • Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Subject(s)
  • Book industries and trade
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Booksellers and bookselling--New York (State)--New York
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern--20th century--History and criticism
  • Postcards--Collectors and collecting
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women in the book industries and trade

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Libraries.
Family Name(s)
  • Furness Family
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Essays
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Poems
  • Programs
  • Speeches
  • Travel journalism
Personal Name(s)
  • Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912
  • Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930
  • Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Subject(s)
  • Literature--Study and teaching
  • Theater
  • Theater--United States--19th century
  • Theater--United States--20th century
  • Theater--United States--History--19th century
  • Theater--United States--History--20th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Historic Bartram's Garden (Organization).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Advertising cards
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Invitations
Personal Name(s)
  • Bartram, John, 1699-1777
  • MacFarlane, John Muirhead, 1855-1943
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy & local history
  • Social groups

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street (Hicksite : 1833-1903)
  • Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Spruce Street (Hicksite : 1833-1903)
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Hicksite)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Genealogy
Subject(s)
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Plays (performed works)
Subject(s)
  • Mexican drama
  • Religious drama, Mexican

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Peabody Book Shop.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Autobiographies
  • Correspondence
  • Poems
  • Writings (documents)
Personal Name(s)
  • Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Subject(s)
  • American literature--20th century
  • Book collectors
  • Book industries and trade
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • German Americans

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Petitions
Geographic Name(s)
  • Great Britain--History
  • Ireland--History
  • Ireland. Court of Admiralty
Personal Name(s)
  • Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717
  • Van Homrigh, Bartholomew, -1703
Subject(s)
  • Tariff

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Seperate documents and letters, 1702-2000.

Arrangement note

These items were stored as discrete pieces in envelopes or folders by Elias.

Box Folder

"Bishop Burnet's Character of the Marquis of Halifax" manuscript fragment noted found by Elias in Volume I of a copy of Clarendon's rebellion (Oxford, 1704) likely now Penn call# DA400.C58 1704, 1714. 1 leaf.

1 1

Letter from John Temple to William Flower in Leiden, circa 1702-1706. 1 leaf.

1 2

Transcription of the letter from Temple to Flower as well as notes by Elias on its contents, 1992. 4 leaves.

1 2

Discharge from Parliament to John Baker and Abele Boyer for pretending to print House of Commons debates, 1711 March 12. 1 leaf.

1 3

Transcription of the Parliamentary discharge above as well as a description and envelope addressed to Elias from the bookseller Hofmann & Freeman, 1982. 2 items.

1 3

Letter from Henry Disney (Henry Desaulnais, 1675-1731) to Jonathan Swift on the stabbing of Robert Harley by Antoine de Guiscard., 1711 March 13. 1 leaf.

1 4

Correspondence and notes on the 1711 Disney letter. Including a transcription and an account of the delivery of the letter to Elias from W.A.N. Figgis, 1984. 1 folder.

1 5

Will of Henry Temple Palmerston (1673-1757) with Xerox copy of the same, 1754 October 26.

1 6

Two codicils to the will of Henry Palmerston, 1756 November 27. 2 leaves.

1 6

Copy of a letter from Jonathan Swift to Lady Frances Worsley, copied circa 1775-1795. 1 leaf.

1 7

Notes on the Swift to Worsley letter as well as a transcription and description by the bookseller Michael Silverman, 2000. 4 leaves.

1 7

Series II. Fragments and other manuscripts.

Arrangement note

The documents in this series were housed together by Elias and their relationship to each other is unclear. Some appear to be disbound from a commonplace volume and mixed as there are a few distinguishable hands throughout. The arrangement of de-contextualized loose sheets here is based on content and has been done by the cataloger.

Epitaphs and inscriptions., undated (18th century).

Box Folder

Epitaph on Bishop Warburton in Gloucester Cathedral, circa 1800s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph on John Hough D.D. Bishop of Worcester, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Encomium on John ___ of Oxford. In Latin, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph of Frances Viscountess Palmerston, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Latin Verses on the death of Lucen Ann, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph by Rev. Mr. __ and designed for his wife, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaphs upon Almansor Emperor of Arabia, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph of Mr. Thomas Stratton at Ponder's End Middlesex, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Inscription for a medal after the Battle of Culloden, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Epitaph of Lady Gawdye, Medgrave Church, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Mrs. Trapp's Epitaph, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Tribute to the memory of Thomas Hayter D.D. Bishop of Norwich, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Huntsman's Epitaph from the church of Margam, Glamorganshire / Epitaph on Evan Rice/ Translated by Dr. Swift, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Ode on the Death of General Wolfe, circa 1700s. 1 leaf.

1 8

Sermons and other religious fragments.

Box Folder

Prose on God. Copied from a manuscript of William Temple, after 1658. 1 leaf.

1 9

Scripture passages and sermon notes, 1686 November 7. 1 leaf.

1 10

Sermon on Colossians 1:14 preached at Coddenham and Ash-bocking. 19 pp., 1696-1701. 1 folder.

1 11

Copy of a Curious old Sermon (Funeral) AD 1700 Occasioned on the death of the Rev. Mr. Proctor (12 pp.), after 1700. 1 folder.

1 12

Sermon or scripture notes. (20 pp.), circa 1704-1714. 1 folder.

1 13

Dutch sermon entitled "Over het navolgen van God", 1766 December 11. 1 folder.

1 14

Funeral Sermon on the Death of Sir Thomas Gifford (16 pp.), undated. 1 folder.

1 15

Passages upon the Holy Scripture upon which are grounded the Principal parts of Religion (7 pp.), undated. 1 folder.

1 16

A dayly litany for the morning, translated out of St. Chrysostom, undated. 1 leaf.

1 17

Barrow of a peaceable temper and carriage, undated. 1 leaf.

1 18

Kennet's Paraphrase of the 3rd Chap of the Revelations sent to Mrs. Temple, undated. 1 leaf.

1 19

Manuscript of Rev. Belthazar Gordeman. "To the Question proposed, How to know ye Sincerity of our Repentance", undated. 1 leaf.

1 20

God is the ruler of the whole earth, undated. 2 leaves.

1 21

Assorted notes and prayers including "Error in translation of Baptistes" and "The Shakings of the Quakers", undated. 5 leaves.

1 22

Verse fragments.

Box Folder

Commonplace selection of verse from Lucretius, Lucan, Epictetus, Waller, Rosscommon, and Spenser, undated. 3 leaves.

1 23

Martial's Chaste Lavinia translated along with Sandy's translation as well as passages in imitation of Martial's Lavinia, undated. 1 leaf.

1 24

Horace's ode to Leucon. Book 1.11, undated. 1 leaf.

1 25

Dryden translation of a verse from Lucretius, undated. 1 leaf.

1 26

Passage from Dryden's Mac Flecknoe as well as Cowley's Davideis, undated. 1 leaf.

1 27

Passages from Cowley's Davideis and others, undated. 1 leaf.

1 28

Excerpts from Milton, Dryden, Shakespeare, Addison, Cowley, etc. (16 pp.), undated. 1 folder.

1 29

Song to Phyllis by the Earl of Dorset, undated. 1 leaf.

1 30

Verses occasioned by Lady Pomfret's present of statutes to the University of Oxford, undated. 2 leaves.

1 31

Verse in the hand of Montagu Bacon Esq., undated. 1 leaf.

1 32

Horace's Ode to Pirrha imitated. Written at the time of the taking of Porto Bello, undated. 1 leaf.

1 33

"Song. The Feathers", undated. 1 leaf.

1 34

An occasional Prologue to the Beaux Stratagem, undated. 1 leaf.

1 35

Bound marbled-paper booklet entitled "True Taste, a poem by the late Benjamin Stillingfleet" (20 pp.), after 1770. 1 folder.

1 36

17 sheets of verse. All in the same hand, undated. 1 folder.

1 37

Verses on love, undated. 1 leaf.

1 38

Verse fragments including quotations from Martial and others. In Latin and English, undated. 7 leaves.

1 39

Letters and other prose.

Box Folder

Sir William Temple. Formerly bound address "Written for the Satisfaction of my Friends hereafter upon the grounds of my Retirement a resolution never to meddle again with any Publique Affaird from this present Febr. 1681" detailing political events from 1679-1680. (34 pp.), 1681. 1 folder.

1 40

Relation des derniers discours et de la mort de Mme la Comtesse de Marsay (1719). Copied printed text. (12 pp.), 1719. 1 folder.

1 41

Letter from Thomas Tilbury to his father, 1739 August 11. 1 leaf.

1 42

Letter to General Churchill, 1743. 1 leaf.

1 43

Letter from Reverand Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester to Reverand Mr. Potter, 1753 May 10. 1 leaf.

1 44

Anonymous letter of admonishment, 1756 May 3. 1 folder.

1 45

Letter of Christina Queen of Sweeden after her abdication 1654, after 1654. 1 folder.

1 46

Leaves from a small booklet including "Letter to a woman" by Temple as well as "Scipio's Dreame out of Cicero translated by my Lady Gifford" and other fragments All of these leaves bear identical stitching holes and were likely once bound together, undated. 18 leaves.

1 47

Notes and passages from Milton, undated. 9 leaves.

1 48

Notes on Amber-gris and amber from Francis Peck's New Memoirs of Milton, undated. 1 leaf.

1 49

"Observations on some works of Voltaire", undated. 4 leaves.

1 50

Remarks upon Cowley's Davideis by Montagu Bacon, Esq, undated. 4 leaves.

1 51

Notes and excerpts from Kennet's memoirs, undated. 2 leaves.

1 52

Thoughts on a funny translation, undated. 1 leaf.

1 53

On Leap Years, undated. 1 leaf.

1 54

Account of the family of Cromwell, undated. 1 leaf.

1 55

French recipe for rabbit. Docketed in English, undated. 1 leaf.

1 56

Unidentified correspondence about a woman. In French, undated. 1 leaf.

1 57

Scrap containing Latin excerpts and "Banter of Rablais upon the Library of St. Victor", undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

"They deserve to be highly praised..." Encomium attributed to Paulo Manutio, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Excerpts from Fletcher and others, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Notes on the poet Sir Edmund Waller, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Shepherd of Banbury's Prognostications on the Weather, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Excerpt from a statute on eccelesiastical residences. Latin. Docketed in English "Statute of Archp. Laud in Charles 1st's Reign", undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Latin address to Rev. T. Chapman, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Notes on the twelve gods of the Zodiac and Roman feasts, undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Wrapper labeled "La. G's Letter and Essay on Friendship", undated. 1 leaf.

1 58

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Finding Aid.

1 1

Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr.

Box Folder

Emily's books.

1 2

Appendices, Sources for Pt. 1, 1788-1829.

1 3

Chronology and Prefatory, 1817-1912.

1 4

Notes.

1 5

Assorted Leeser typescripts (Sources for Emily's book).

1 6

Sources and Notes for Part I.

1 7

Notes and typescripts of Leeser letters.

1 8

Notes and typescripts of Leeser letters.

1 9

Notes and typescripts of Leeser letters.

1 10

Notes and part of typed manuscript.

1 11

Part of typed manuscript.

1 12

Typed manuscript & Leeser letters.

1 13

Typed manuscript and sources.

1 14

Typed letter and page of manuscript.

1 15

Notes, letters and editorial comments.

1 16

Typed page of manuscript.

1 17

Typed letter.

1 18

Typed page and notes for manuscript.

1 19

Typed letters and articles for manuscript.

1 20

Typed pages of manuscript and sources.

2 1

Typed letter transcriptions.

2 2

"Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner" manuscript.

2 3

Typed manuscripts and sources.

2 4

Notes and sources.

2 5

Typed letters and part of manuscript.

2 6

Typed letters and part of manuscript.

2 7

Part of typed manuscript.

2 8

Part of typed manuscript, letters and sources.

2 9

Part of typed manuscript and sources.

2 10

Typed pages of manuscript, letters, radio talks, etc.

3 1

Typed pages of manuscript.

3 2

"The Expository Times", Volume XXXV, No. 2, 1923.

3 3

Eighty-ninth Annual Report of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia, with an address by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach on "Early American Jewish School Books," 1927.

3 4

Articles, letters and transcriptions.

3 5

Notes and transcriptions.

3 6

Notes, letters and transcriptions.

3 7

Notes, letters and transcriptions.

3 8

Notes, letters and transcriptions.

3 9

Notes, letters and transcriptions.

3 10

Notes, sources and transcriptions.

3 11

Photocopies and transcriptions.

3 12

Typed page of manuscript, letters etc.

4 1

Typed manuscripts and letter transcriptions.

4 2

Typed letter and note transcriptions, 1850-1859.

4 3

Typed letter and note transcriptions, printed articles.

4 4

Typed letters, 1780-1850.

4 5

Typed letters, 1850-1870.

4 6

Typed letters and sources (Leeser).

4 7

Typed notes (Leeser publications).

4 8

Typed letters, notes and sources (some references to Leeser).

4 9

Notes and sources (Leeser publishing).

4 10

Notes and sources (Clippings for Du Chaillu).

4 11

Correspondence and articles, 1888-1934.

5 1

Correspondence (including with/about Justice Benjamin Cardozo), 1928-1938.

5 2

Henrietta Szold 70th Birthday Celebration, 1929-1934.

5 3

Rosa Mordecai: Correspondence and writing, 1898-1935.

5 4

Notes.

5 5
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1926-1961.
Scope and Contents note

Includes 1949 University of Pennsylvania Summer Session Matriculation Card with notice about fee paid, an invitation to Bryn Mawr College for an award presentation to Marianne Moore and to a program in Philadelphia which would honor Cornelia Otis Skinner, a program held in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in 1938 at which Emily spoke, a 1926 passenger list from a Cunard line cruise and letters related to financial matters.

5 6

Correspondence with Margaret Blomquist, 1935.

5 7

Correspondence re: Solomon Solis-Cohen's activities and papers, 1952-1953.

5 8

Notes, 1939-1940.

5 9

"The Valiant Maccabees" by Emily Solis-Cohen and Remo Bufano.

5 10

Correspondence (includes letter from Isabel Manning Hewson), 1934-1954.

5 11

Typescripts and notes: Leeser (Chapter 14).

5 12

Typescript: Leeser (Chapter 14).

5 13

Typescript: Leeser.

5 14

Leeser: Notes and transcriptions.

5 15

Correspondence, 1930-1941.

5 16

Transcriptions, Typescripts and Notes.

6 1

Correspondence and Leeser letter transcriptions.

6 2

Transcriptions and Notes.

6 3

Transcription Notes.

6 4

Transcriptions.

6 5

Correspondence and Transcriptions.

6 6

Correspondence and Transcriptions.

6 7

"Biography of Isaac Harby" by Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr.

6 8

"Have We Not All One Father?" The Review, Vol. V, No. 113., 1922 December 29.

6

Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights by Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr., Jewish Publication Society, 1945.

6

"Isaac Leeser: The Man and His Destiny" typescript.

7 1

"Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner" typescript.

7 2

Transcriptions and Typescript: Isaac Harby.

7 3

Transcriptions and Typescripts.

7 4

"Constitution and By-Laws of Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia," 1905.

7 5

Transcriptions.

7 6

"Constitution and By-Laws of Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia," 1858.

7 7

Notes on Medical Activities [and typescript?].

7 8

Folder titled "Baltimore" (empty).

7 9

Notes.

7 10

Transcriptions of protest to Congress and items from AJHS volumes.

7 11

Leeser Bibliography.

7 12

Transcriptions.

7 13

Frontispieces.

7 14

Isaac Leeser--typescript--"discarded pages" and "original copy".

7 15

Transcripted correspondence of Leeser sources, 1826-1847.

8 1

Transcripted correspondence of Leeser (removals from Box 1 (1848)), 1848.

8 2

Transcripted correspondence of Leeser (from Box 1), 1849.

8 3

Transcriptions of Leeser sources, 1850.

8 4

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1851.

8 5

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1852.

8 6

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1852-1853.

8 7

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1854.

8 8

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1855.

8 9

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1856.

8 10

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1857.

8 11

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1860.

8 12

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1860.

8 13

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1861.

8 14

Transcriptions of Leeser Correspondence, 1862.

8 15

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1863.

8 16

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1864.

8 17

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1865.

8 18

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence, 1866-1868.

8 19

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence and source notes.

8 20

Transcriptions of Leeser correspondence and source notes, 1848-1852.

8 21

Correspondence with Cyrus Adler, 1932-1936.

8 22

Leeser biography transcription.

8 23

Correspondence and transcription of Leeser sources.

8 24

Miriam Binswanger Solis-Cohen.

Box Folder

Miriam Binswanger's Blue books (c. 1869).

9 1

Miriam Binswanger's Blue books (c. 1869).

9 2

School Papers, 1868, undated.

9 3

Correspondence, 1868-1874.

9 4

Correspondence (1870s).

9 5

Correspondence, 1871-1890.

9 6

Correspondence, 1888-1890.

9 7

Correspondence, Cornelia's wedding announcement and a photograph, 1870-1888.

9 8

Correspondence.

9 9

Correspondence and Valentines.

9 10

Correspondence.

9 11

Greeting Card.

9 12

Correspondence and programs, 1868-1876.

9 13

Programs, 1865-1872.

9 14

Autograph Fan.

9 15

Letterheads?.

10 1

Zionism? Poetry?.

10 2

"Desdemona of the Ghetto" by Solis-Cohen, Judith and Elmaleh, Leon H., pages from The Designer and The Woman's Magazine, January 1925.

10 3

Solomon Solis-Cohen.

Box Folder

Letters to Solomon.

10 4

Letters to Solomon.

10 5

Letters to Solomon from David Yellen.

10 6

Letters from Solomon.

10 7

Solomon's letters to Davidson.

10 8

Poem and letter.

10 9

AJC Notes.

10 10

American Jewry.

10 11

Flowers from Palestine.

10 12

Library.

10 13

Medicine and medical issues.

10 14

YMHA, 1880.

10 15

"Proceedings of the Commemorative Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Hebrew Sunday Schools In America" with prayers and addresses by Marcus Jastrow, Solomon Solis-Cohen, Mayer Sulzberger, John Wanamaker and Joseph Krauskopf, 1888.

10 16

Dedicatory Exercises (Annual Report) of Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum (1892) with prayer offered by Rev Dr. Sabato Morais, benediction by Rev. Dr. Marcus M. Jastrow and address by Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen, 1892.

10 17

Dartmouth Lecture: Therapeutics, 1892.

10 18

The Jewish Home", 1892.

10 19

"A Seminary Ideal", 1894.

10 20

"The Moral Purport of the Single Tax", 1895.

10 21

"The Arena" with article by Solis-Cohen, 1898.

10 22

Draft of "The Sephardic Jews of America" address delivered at the 25th anniversary celebration of the installation of Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York, 1903.

10 23

"Can our Procedures for the Judicial Determination of Death be bettered?", 1903.

10 24

"Judah Halevi", 1916.

10 25

">Moses, the Founder of Preventative Medicine", 1920.

10 26

"Ways of Using Electrical Current in Exophthalmic Goiter" published in the American Journal of Electrotherapeutics and Radiology, Vol. 39, # 2, 1921.

10 27

Letter from Cyrus Adler about the Morais Collection at Dropsie College, 1922.

11 1

"Sabato Morais, Teacher and Leader".

11 2

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Sabato Morais, held at Mikveh Israel, 1923.

11 3

Tributes (articles in The Jewish Exponent by Cyrus Adler and Abraham A. Neuman), 1927 September 9.

11 4

"Catalog Second Annual Exhibition of Works of Plastic and Graphic Arts...New York Physicians Art Club", 1928.

11 5

Order forms for "Pharmacotherapeutics" by Solis-Cohen and Githens.

11 6

"Selected titles of papers, embodying original observations, or new contributions to diagnosis or therapeutic methods".

11 7

Hebrew University and Dr. Ratnoff, 1935.

11 8

"A City College for Philadelphia", 1939.

11 9

"The Barnwell Bulletin" (Central High School): Vol. 12 # 49 and Vol. 15 (1937), 1934-1937.

11 10

Kern Dodge, 1939.

11 11

Book preparation.

11 12

Biography and Bibliography of Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen by Solomon Kagan, dedicated/inscribed to Solomon Solis-Cohen, published in " Medical Life.", 1937 August.

11 13

Solomon Solis-Cohen School, 1948-1949.

11 14

Solomon Solis-Cohen: Tributes and cast of a USO play, 1948-1953.

11 15

Biography by Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr., 1953.

11 16

First Draft of Biography, 1953.

11 17

Publications.

11 18

Miscellaneous.

11 19

H. Pereira Mendes.

11 20

Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Family, 1739-1980.

Box Folder

Barnett Binswanger, Jr.'s correspondence with David, 1943.

12 1

Correspondence with Carroll Binswanger, 1920.

12 2

Aunt Clara's [Binswanger] Birthday Book # 1 Celebration and Letters (see also Box 15), 1902-1916.

12 3

Aunt Clara's [Binswanger] Birthday Book # 2 (See also Box 15), 1917-1969.

12 4

Aunt Clara's Birthday Book # 3 (see also Box 12, FF 2 and 3), 1975-1980.

15

Scrapbook with pressed flowers, pictures and writings of Aunt Clara and a letter from Hannah in Israel, 1902-1957.

12 5

Aunt Clara's Birthday, 1884-1925.

12 6

Aunt Clara's Birthday, 1917-1969.

12 7

Aunt Clara's Birthday, 1950-1957.

12 8

"Dr. Cornelia Kahn: A Memoir," reprint, 1981.

12 9

Will of E. Sophia Binswanger, 1899-1902.

12 10

I. Binswanger, receipt, "Chairman of the Board of School Directors", 1855.

12 11

Photocopies of letters to Moses Dropsie from I. Binswanger, 1853-1872.

12 12

Death of I. Binswanger, 1882-1890.

12 13

Personal Recollections of Grandpa [Isidore] Binswanger by Judith Solis-Cohen (original and copy), 1907.

12 14

Personal Recollections of Grandpa [Isidore] Binswanger by Judith Solis-Cohen, 1907.

12 15

"Fragment of an account book showing an entry of Samuel Myer Cohen of New York in 1739".

12 16

Hays Family.

12 17

Mr. & Mrs. Charles (Fanny) Hoffman's correspondence with Mr. & Mrs. Frank Binswanger, 1933.

12 18

Richard Davy (a.k.a. Richard Hoffman).

12 19

Memorial pamphlets (2 copies) for Isaac N. Solis and a copy of the American Medical Journalist with an article about Solomon Solis-Cohen, 1898-1909.

12 20

Bertha Solis-Cohen "North West Passage" published in The Beaver, 1943 September.

12 21

Bertha Solis-Cohen's correspondence, 1918-1921.

12 22

Correspondence with Caroline, 1924.

12 23

Charity Solis-Cohen: Miscellaneous papers from among the books donated to the Library by Charity Solis-Cohen (formerly owned by Moses Finzi Lobo), 1935 September 18.

12 24

D. Hays Solis-Cohen.

12 25

D. Hays Solis-Cohen "In Tribute to Judah L. Magnes", 1948 December.

12 26

Eleonor Solis-Cohen correspondence, 1975.

13 1

Jack Solis-Cohen, Jr.

13 2

Jack Solis-Cohen Jr.'s correspondence, 1919, 1926.

13 3

Letters to Mrs. Jacob Solis-Cohen from Myer and Judith.

13 4

Judith Solis-Cohen.

13 5

Judith Solis-Cohen correspondence, 1889-1899.

13 6

Leon Solis-Cohen.

13 7

B. Binswanger correspondence with Sophia Solis-Cohen, 1907.

13 8

18th Century German letter.

13 9

Lion Paper cut-out.

13 10

Binswanger Family List.

13 11

"The American Descendants of Samuel Binswanger" by Myer Solis-Cohen, M.D., 1957.

13 12

Solis-Cohen genealogy.

13 13

Solis-Cohen genealogy charts.

13 14

Photographs (Pauline Binswanger and Mrs. Abram S. Wolf).

13 15

Photographs (J. Solis-Cohen and unidentified couple).

13 16

Cards (includes advertising cards and dance cards), 1869-1950.

13 17

Letter to Jacob.

13 18

Letter from Aaron Schwartzbouer, 1858.

13 19

"'Some of the advantages and disadvantages of a Country Life' from a Woman's Standpoint" by EMBECIC.

13 20

Miscellaneous (includes photographs, letters, a card, articles, etc.).

13 21

Catalogue of Valuable Americana of Moses Polock, 1904.

13 22

Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Americana of M. Polock, Catalogue No. 748, Part 1, 1895.

13 23

Calling Cards.

13

Binswanger Family.

Box

Memorial Book about Isidore Binswanger (5 copies, c.1890).

14

"Desdemona of the Ghetto" and "The Last Magazine," Braille copy, 1929.

14

Letters of acknowledgment for courtesy copies of the Braille edition of the short stories "Desdemona of the Ghetto" and "The Last Magazine", 1929.

14

Photograph album.

15

Heirlooms.

Box

Veil, wreath and part of a glass (glass is missing base and part of its stem).

16

Grandma Polock's baby's undergarment, E.S.P(?)'s Wedding Veil, Grandma Polock's Cap, a fan.

17

Family Facts and Fairy Tales by Evelina Gleaves Cohen, 1988.

6 envelopes (unused) for Charles J. Cohen Company.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Hospital, 1769-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the hospital consist primarily of published material such as selected annual reports, directories, personnel policies, and manuals. There are several public relations publications, mostly for fund raising, dedications, and clippings. There is also a facsimile of the original deed to three lots of land from 1769.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911.

1 1

Annual Reports, 1927, 1929, 1962, 1985.

1 2

Directory, Board of Trustees and Medical Staff.

1 3

Personnel Policies.

1 4

Newborn Service Manual, 1959.

1 5

Pharmacy Committee Drug Formulary, 1954.

1 6

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1973.

1 7

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1976.

1 8

Public Relations Publications.

Box Folder

"After 37 Years: A Plea to Carry On", 1942.

1 9

"Going to the Hospital" Brochure for children, 1951.

12 10

"This is your Hospital" Patients' Brochure, 1954.

2 11

"50 Years of Community Service", 1954.

2 12

Dedication of New Wing, 1959.

2 13

Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1959-1986.

2 14
FlatFile Drawer

Facsimile Indenture (original deed) three lots of land, 1769.

3 3

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Series 2.  School Administrative Records, 1918-1987.

Scope and Contents note

The Administrative Records of the School of Nursing consist of annual reports (1956-1987), monthly reports (1982-1987), school catalogs (1944-1988), directories (1965-1975), recruitment literature (1948-1980), commencement programs (1943-1985) and other related documents. Of particular note are the reports for the registration of nurses submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners (1918-1985) and the 1985 planned phase out of the School of Nursing.

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1956, 1956.

2 1

Annual Reports 1957, 1957.

2 2

Annual Reports 1958, 1958.

2 3

Annual Reports 1959.

2 4

Annual Reports 1960.

2 5

Annual Reports 1961, 1961.

2 6

Annual Reports 1962.

2 7

Annual Reports 1963, 1963.

2 8

Annual Reports 1964.

2 9

Annual Reports 1965, 1965.

2 10

Annual Reports 1966, 1966.

2 11

Annual Reports 1967, 1967.

2 12

Annual Reports 1968, 1968.

2 13

Annual Reports 1939, 1969.

2 14

Annual Reports 1970, 1970.

2 15

Annual Reports 1971, 1971.

2 16

Annual Reports 1972, 1972.

2 17

Annual Reports 1973, 1973.

2 18

Annual Reports 1974, 1974.

2 19

Annual Reports 1975, 1975.

2 20

Annual Reports 1976, 1976.

2 21

Annual Reports 1977, 1977.

3 22

Annual Reports 1978, 1978.

3 23

Annual Reports 1980, 1980.

3 24

Annual Reports 1983, 1983.

3 25

Annual Reports 1984, 1984.

3 26

Annual Reports 1985, 1985.

3 27

Annual Reports 1986-1987, 1986-1987.

3 28

Monthly Reports January 1982- October 1987, 1982-1987.

3 29

Catalogs (bound), 1944-1976.

3 30

Catalogs (unbound), 1920-1976.

4 31

Catalogs (unbound), 1976-1988.

4 32

Directories, 1965-1975.

4 33

Recruitment Literature, 1948-1980.

4 34

Probationer's Outfit, 1928.

4 35

Commencement Programs, 1943-1985.

4 36

Promotion Exercises- Programs, 1967-1982.

4 37

"Capping Ceremonies-" Pamphlet by Gertrude Stier.

4 38

Alumnae Association miscellaneous materials, 1950-1965.

4 39
Student Government Handbook, 1976.
4 40
Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses.
FlatFile Drawer

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1918-1932.

3 3
Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1933-1944.

5 45

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1945-1960.

5 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1961-1985.

5 47

Student Examination, ca. 1920s.

4 41

Public Health Study on Student Nursing, ca. 1945.

24 42

Student Handbook, 1987.

24 43

Closing Reports, 1985.

5 48

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Series 3.  Faculty Records, 1968-1985.

Scope and Contents note

The faculty records include a 1987 faculty manual, the minutes of the Faculty Organization (1976-1987), and school committees for Curriculum, Programs Faculty Development, Faculty In-service Education, as well as the Freshman Sub-committee and Library minutes documenting events during the 1970s and 1980s, with some materials dating back the 1960s.

Box Folder

Faculty Manual, 1987.

5 1

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1987.

5 2

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1986.

5 3

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1985.

5 4

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1984.

5 5

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1983.

5 6

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1982.

5 7

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1981.

5 8

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1980.

5 9

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1979.

5 10

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1978.

6 11

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1977.

6 12

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1976.

6 13

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1985-1986.

6 14

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1983-1984.

6 15

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1981-1982.

6 16

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1979-1980.

6 17

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1978.

6 18

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1973-1978.

6 19

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee misc., 1981-1987.

6 20

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 21

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II & IV, 1979-1987, 1979-1987.

7 22

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level III, 1979, 1979.

7 23

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II, 1982-1985, 1982-1985.

7 24

Course Outlines - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 25

Course Outlines - Level II, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 26

Programs Faculty Development Committee, 1981-1987.

7 27

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1984-1986.

7 28

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1981-1983.

7 29

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1978-1980.

7 30

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1975-1977.

7 31

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1972-1974.

7 32

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1967-1971.

8 33

Freshman Sub-committee, 1976.

8 34

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1981-1987.

8 35

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1966-1980.

8 36

Library Committee Meetings, 1966-1987.

8 37

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Series 4.  Student Records, 1904-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The student records consist of "final records": i.e., transcripts and other official student files (1910-1986), resignations, and student applications (1910-1949) which include both letters from students applying for admission and letters of recommendation on behalf of the student. There is also a small set of miscellaneous recommendations which predates many of the student files (1908-1912). Post-1950 student files (1950- 1983) are filed separately.

Conditions Governing Access note

All student records have a fifty year closure from the date of graduation or withdrawal; although earlier student records may be used, case anonymity must be respected.

Box Folder

Student Records, Final Completed, 1910-1922.

8 1

Student Records, Final Completed, 1923-1926.

8 2

Student Records, Final Completed, 1927-1929.

8 3

Student Records, Final Completed, 1930-1931.

8 4

Student Records, Final Completed, 1932.

8 5

Student Records, Final Completed, 1933.

9 6

Student Records, Final Completed, 1934.

9 7

Student Records, Final Completed, 1935.

9 8

Student Records, Final Completed, 1936.

9 9

Student Records, Final Completed, 1937-1940.

9 10

Student Records, Final Completed, 1941-1943.

9 11

Student Records, Final Completed, 1944-1945.

9 12

Student Records, Final Completed, 1946.

9 13

Student Records, Final Completed, 1947.

10 14

Student Records, Final Completed, 1948-1949.

10 15

Student Records, Final Completed, 1950.

10 16

Student Records, Final Completed, 1951.

10 17

Student Records, Final Completed, 1952.

10 18

Student Records, Final Completed, 1953.

10 19

Student Records, Final Completed, 1954.

10 20

Student Records, Final Completed, 1955.

10 21

Student Records, Final Completed, 1956.

10 22

Student Records, Final Completed, 1957.

10 23

Student Records, Final Completed, 1958.

10 24

Student Records, Final Completed, 1959.

10 25

Student Records, Final Completed, 1960.

11 26

Student Records, Final Completed, 1961.

11 27

Student Records, Final Completed, 1962.

11 28

Student Records, Final Completed, 1963.

11 29

Student Records, Final Completed, 1964.

11 30

Student Records, Final Completed, 1965.

11 31

Student Records, Final Completed, 1966.

11 32

Student Records, Final Completed, 1967.

11 33

Student Records, Final Completed, 1968.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1969.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1970.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1971.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1972.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1973.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1974.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1975.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1976.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1977.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1978.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1979.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1980.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1981.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1982.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1983.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1984.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Day Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Evening Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1986.

Withdrawals, A-B.

Withdrawals, C.

Withdrawals, D-E.

Withdrawals, F-G.

Withdrawals, H.

Withdrawals, I-K.

Withdrawals, L.

Withdrawals, M.

Withdrawals, N-P.

Withdrawals, R.

Withdrawals, S.

Withdrawals, T-V.

Withdrawals, W-Z.

Applications.

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Series 5.  Yearbook, 1922-1981.

Scope and Contents note

The yearbooks, although incomplete, provide a view into student life and an account of those who graduated from the school's program. Included is the first yearbook, dated 1922, which includes a section listing each graduate and her nickname, aspiration, chief delight, greatest horror, commonest expression, and what she will marry for. Most of the answers offer a view of the tongue-in-cheek nature of these early graduates.

Box

1922, 1926, 1927, 1951, 1954, 1957-1961, 1963.

27

1964-1973.

30

1974-1981.

31

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Series 6.  Photographs, 1906-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These photographs document the social, educational, and physical development of the School of Nursing. This series includes a complete collection of formal class portraits (1910-1987). The photograph mountings have been separated from the photos for conservation purposes, but they have been retained since they provide the name of the student represented in each portrait. Exterior views of the hospital complex include the Maternity Building, Laughlin Hall, a 1906 image of the hospital, and other selected buildings that make up the Chestnut Hill campus. There are also a few photographs from the 1960s of Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Chestnut Hill College. Interior views consist of the school's Reading Room, Class on Poverty, and Diet & Nutrition Class-room/Laboratory. Interior views of the hospital cover the Maternity Washroom, Nursery, Children's Ward, Women's Ward, Men's Ward, and Operating Room. Some group shots from the 1920s include student nurses, graduate nurses, and other images of nurses and physicians at work in the hospital ward.

Class Photos.

Undated School Photo.

Box Photo

1910.

32 1

1911.

32 2

1912.

32 3

1913.

32 4

1914.

32 5

1915.

32 6

1916.

32 7

1917.

32 8

1918.

32 9

1919.

32 10

1920.

32 11

1921.

32 12

1922.

32 13

1922.

32 13a

1923.

32 14

1924.

32 15

1925.

32 16

1926.

32 17

1927.

32 18

1928.

32 19

1929.

32 20

1930.

33

1931.

33 22

1932.

33 23

1933.

33 24

1934.

33 25

1935.

33 26

1936.

33 27

1937.

33 28

1938.

33 29

1938.

33 30

1940.

33 31

1941.

33 32

1942.

33 33

1943.

33 34

1944.

33 35

1945.

33 36

1946.

33 37

1947.

33 38

1948.

33 39

1949.

33 40

1950.

37 41

1951.

37 42

1952.

37 43

1953.

37 44

1955.

37 46

1956.

37 47

1957.

37 48

1958.

37 49

1959.

37 50

1960.

37 51

1961.

37 52

1962.

37 53

1963.

37 54

1964.

37 55

1965.

37 56

1966.

37 57

1967.

37 58

1968.

37 59

1969.

37 60

1970.

37 61

1971.

37 62

1972.

37 63

1973.

37 64

1974.

37 65

1975.

37 66

1976.

37 67

1977.

37 68

1978.

37 69

1979.

37 70

1980.

37 71

1981.

37 72

1982.

37 73

1983.

37 74

1984.

37 75

Day Division, 1985.

37 76

Evening Division, 1985.

37 77

1986.

37 78

1987.

37 79
Box

Class of 1953-1987 Mounting Frame with Student Names only, no photos, 1953-1987.

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Buildings.

Exteriors.

Maternity Building.

Box Photo

circa 1920.

36 80

1949.

36 81

1922.

36 82

1922.

36 83

1922.

36 84

circa 1920.

36 85

1913.

36 86

Laughlin Hall.

Box Photo

1922.

36 87

1922.

36 88

Mr. Birdsall on porch, 1948.

36 89

1948.

36 90

circa 1950.

36 91

circa 1950.

36 92

circa 1950.

36 93

circa 1950.

36 94

circa 1950s.

36 95

Through the woods, 1954.

36 96

Other Buildings.

Box Photo

Chestnut Hill Hospital, 1906.

36 97

Dr. Vaux Residence (demolished 1970), circa 1920; also: student nurse residence circa 1920; Laboratory Building demolished circa 1970.

36 98

Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, 1964.

36 99

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1964.

36 100

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1964.

36 101

Chestnut Hill College, circa 1970.

36 102
Interiors.

School, circa 1920.

Box Photo

Reading Room, circa 1920.

36 103

Class on Poverty, circa 1920.

36 104

Diet & Nutrition Classroom/Laboratory, circa 1920.

36 105

Hospital Interior.

Box Photo

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.1

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.2

Nursery, 1922.

36 107

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.1

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.2

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.1

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.2

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.1

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.2

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.1

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.2

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111.1

Miscellaneous Interiors.

Box Photo

Nursing Students in Laboratory, circa 1930s.

36 112

Operating Room, circa 1920.

36 113

Nurses, Groups.

Box Photo

Student Nurses, circa 1922.

36 114

Students, Doctors, & Nurses, circa 1920.

36 115

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.2

Student Nurses with Dorm Head in Nurse's Home, circa 1920.

36 117

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.2

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.1

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.2

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.1

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.2

Nurses, Individual.

Box Photo

Nurses of the Philadelphia Hospitals Visit to the Walker-Gordon Farm, Plainsboro N.J. Gift of Chestnut Hill Hospital., June 15, 1920.

36 121

Nurse with Newborn, circa 1920.

36 122

Nurse with Ambulance, circa 1920.

36 123

Group Photos, 1950-1981.

Box Photo

Graduation, circa 1950.

34 124

Class of 1957.

34 125

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 126

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 127

Capping Ceremony, circa 1964.

34 128

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 129

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 130

Graduation, 1970.

34 131

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 132

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 133

Student Nurses, circa 1970.

34 134

Class of 1981, 1981.

34 135

Student Nurses & Personnel.

Box Photo

Nurses Station, circa 1970.

34 136

Nursing Meeting, circa 1960.

34 137

Student Nurse & Louise Lefevre with projector, circa 1960.

34 138

Student Nurses' Kitchen, circa 1970.

34 139

Hospital Kitchen, circa 1960.

34 140

Nurses & Doctor with Patient, circa 1950.

34 141

Rosemary Rupert, CHH SON Class of 1981, reading to Patient, 1978.

34 142

Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 144

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 145

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 146

Chestnut Hill Hospital Pharmacist, 1964.

34 147

Student Nurses with Laura May Beery, circa 1978.

34 148

Instructor & Students with Patient, 1978.

34 149