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Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

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:
Dickinson, William, active 1836-1845
Title:
Book of memorandums and commentaries
Date [inclusive]:
1839-1841
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1841
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising the diary entries of Philadelphian William Dickinson spanning the years 1839-1941.
Cite as:
Dickinson, William, Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1841, Ms. Codex 1841, 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:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co..
Creator:
Wetherill, George D., (George Deacon), 1794-1875
Title:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1867
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1846
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Receipt book of Geo. D. Wetherill & Co., wholesale druggists, an manufacturers spanning the years from 1862-1867.
Cite as:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867, Ms. Codex 1846, 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:
Wharton, Henry, 1827-1880
Title:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1878
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1744
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
This oversize volume is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years from 1874 to 1878. Wharton's practice served prominent Philadelphians and dealt with many facets of real estate law prominent Philadelphians. Some letters concern Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters.
Cite as:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878, Ms. Codex 1744, 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:
Stam, John R., -1805
Title:
John R. Stam receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1804
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1999
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804.
Cite as:
John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804, Ms. Codex 1999, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Dickinson was the grandson of British born American landscape painter and inventor Joshua Shaw (1776-1860). Dickinson lived in Philadelphia on Sansom Street near the theater district. He had a sister named Mary.

Biography/History

George D. Wetherill & Co., Wholesale Druggists, and Manufacturers of White and Red Lead, Litharge, &c. was owned and operated by George Deacon Wetherill and located at 56 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wetherill was born in Burlington, New Jersey, son of Isaac Wetherill and Rebecca Deacon. He married Catharine Cowpland in 1816 and the couple had eleven children. During the 1880s the company was primarily a paint manufacturer.

Biography/History

Wharton was the youngest of four children born to Arabella Griffith and Thomas Isaac Wharton (1791-1856), a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Henry Wharton attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1846 and his masters degree in 1849. Wharton studied law under his father and eventually took over the practice. Wharton became a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, legal writer, and editor. His legal practice dealt with many facets of real estate law. In 1858 Henry Wharton married Katharine Johnstone Brinley and they had six children.

Biography/History

Born in Hague, Netherlands, Stam immigrated to the United State in the late 18th century. Stam lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1798. He was an inn and tavern keeper in Philadelphia on Water Street along the Delaware River waterfront. He was married to Mary Stam and the couple had a daughter named Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents

Leather bound volume comprising the diary entries of William Dickinson spanning the years from 1839 to 1841. Throughout the volume Dickinson recorded his attendance at art exhibitions, theatrical productions, lectures, and events in Philadelphia. There are several entries containing critiques of artists and their works at the exhibitions of the Artists and Amateurs Association and the Artists Fund Society. Dickinson discussed artists such as his grandfather Joshua Shaw, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, and John Neagle. In one entry Dickinson noted his purchase of a sketch by Neagle. He also mentioned some critiques he wrote regarding exhibitions were published in the Philadelphia American Sentinel. Dickinson attended plays at the Walnut Street Theater where he saw Edwin Forrest perform in Gladiator. He also attended concerts with his sister Mary at Musical Fund Hall. Three pages are dedicated to the "forger Eldrige". Dickinson described events in Philadelphia such as the funeral of Lieutenant Weems and a Fourth of July celebration. Dickinson mentioned taking flute lessons, drawing, and joining the Lafayette Literary Association. He also noted consultation work at the U.S. Mint. The diary is written on sixty-eight numbered, ruled pages at the beginning of the volume. The remainder is blank.

Scope and Contents

This large, oblong leather-bound volume contains the receipts of the George D. Wetherill Company spanning the years from 1862 to 1867. The receipts record the payments made to vendors supporting all aspects of the Wetherill Company. The majority of the receipts are handwritten and signed by the vendors. The multitude of sellers of wares and services include chiefly companies in Philadelphia and some outside of the city. A few vendors appearing throughout the volume include, J. A. Dulles, Jr., Samuel C. Cook, Rosengarten & Sons, and the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company. Some receipts are printed, such as those from the city of Philadelphia for yearly licenses one to sell foreign and domestic merchandise and the other for medical pharmaceuticals. Receipts recorded purchases made or services provided. Examples include pharmaceutical supplies such as acids, bees wax, bi-carbonates, chamomile flowers, elm bark, magnesia, opium, and salt. The company also paid for carpentry, cooperage, horse shoeing, and painting. One receipt dated August 1865 records the purchase of a horse. Beginning in August 1864 revenue stamps are affixed to a majority of the receipts. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Four revenue stamps have been cut out of the volume. The last gathering is detached. There are three receipts pasted on the inside front cover and one pasted on the back fly leaf. A sheet of blotting paper is laid in at the end of the volume.

Scope and Contents

This oversize volume with a red leather spine and corners is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years beginning on July 20, 1874 and ending on January 18, 1878. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index followed by 700 numbered leaves in chronological order. The correspondence is copied on leaves 1 to 693. The alphabetical index has thumb tabs from a to z in red and black ink listing names followed by the corresponding page numbers. The copied letters in the volume are in four different hands. In some instances there are two letters on one leaf and some letters span several leaves. The correspondence from Wharton is addressed to clients, lawyers, judges, and politicians and chiefly concern all aspects of real estate law including wills, trusts, transfers, mortgages, and collateral. Many of the almost 300 of Wharton's clients and correspondents are prominent Philadelphians, individuals, and families such as, Biddle, Cadwallader, Dechert, Ingersoll, Lea, Morris, Price, Rawle, and Wharton. Some correspondence concerns Wharton's attention to Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters. In some instances he wrote judges providing his opinion and arguments regarding a new law or ruling. A handwritten copy of a letter on ruled legal paper is laid in the volume before leaf 630, dated July 16, 1877. "Henry Wharton, January 17, 1874, 204 W. Washington Square" appears on the verso of the first leaf. "Letters" is stamped in gold on the spine of the volume. Some leaves in the letter book are torn.

Scope and Contents

An oblong, leather-bound volume containing receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804. Receipts of payment were made to bakers, brewers, grocers, landlords, wine merchants, physicians, and teachers. Items of purchase included barrels of beer (purchased weekly), cherry brandy, coffee, flour, medicine, milk, poor taxes, sugar and tuition. Many receipts reflect the necessities for operating an inn and tavern. Some of the merchants include William Currie, physician; Peter Delemar, landlord; Henry Pepper and Son, brewers; Henry Sheaff, wine merchant; and Jonas Woolrich, baker. Other payments include inoculation and tuition for Stam's daughter Elizabeth, purchase of a share in the Vineyard Company, and by-monthly payments to Susanah Roathead for milk. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Front cover of volume is lacking.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is restricted.

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is subject to staff review.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available 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.

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.

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.

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.

Custodial History note

Label pasted on inside front cover: James Hogan, blank book manufacturer, stationer, and printer, No. 339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Label pasted on inside front cover: S & L, Paris dépôse. A red and white octoganal label with an image of a crowned eagle.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, Delaware), 2017.

Source of Acquisition

Sold at auction at Swann Galleries (New York, N.Y.), November 17, 2016, lot 265.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by The Lawbook Exchange (Clark, New Jersey), 2015

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Dennis Holzman Antiques (St. Cohoes, New York), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Subject(s)
  • American diaries--19th century--Specimens
  • American diaries--Male authors--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Tax stamps
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Drugstores--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century--Sources

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Correspondence
  • Finding tabs
  • Letter books
  • Letterpress copybooks
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century
  • Real property--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Hotelkeepers--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century.
  • Merchants--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1941.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878. 1 volume.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804.

1

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

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:
Dickinson, William, active 1836-1845
Title:
Book of memorandums and commentaries
Date [inclusive]:
1839-1841
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1841
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising the diary entries of Philadelphian William Dickinson spanning the years 1839-1941.
Cite as:
Dickinson, William, Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1841, Ms. Codex 1841, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co..
Creator:
Wetherill, George D., (George Deacon), 1794-1875
Title:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1867
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1846
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Receipt book of Geo. D. Wetherill & Co., wholesale druggists, an manufacturers spanning the years from 1862-1867.
Cite as:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867, Ms. Codex 1846, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Wharton, Henry, 1827-1880
Title:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1878
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1744
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
This oversize volume is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years from 1874 to 1878. Wharton's practice served prominent Philadelphians and dealt with many facets of real estate law prominent Philadelphians. Some letters concern Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters.
Cite as:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878, Ms. Codex 1744, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Stam, John R., -1805
Title:
John R. Stam receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1804
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1999
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804.
Cite as:
John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804, Ms. Codex 1999, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

Dickinson was the grandson of British born American landscape painter and inventor Joshua Shaw (1776-1860). Dickinson lived in Philadelphia on Sansom Street near the theater district. He had a sister named Mary.

Biography/History

George D. Wetherill & Co., Wholesale Druggists, and Manufacturers of White and Red Lead, Litharge, &c. was owned and operated by George Deacon Wetherill and located at 56 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wetherill was born in Burlington, New Jersey, son of Isaac Wetherill and Rebecca Deacon. He married Catharine Cowpland in 1816 and the couple had eleven children. During the 1880s the company was primarily a paint manufacturer.

Biography/History

Wharton was the youngest of four children born to Arabella Griffith and Thomas Isaac Wharton (1791-1856), a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Henry Wharton attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1846 and his masters degree in 1849. Wharton studied law under his father and eventually took over the practice. Wharton became a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, legal writer, and editor. His legal practice dealt with many facets of real estate law. In 1858 Henry Wharton married Katharine Johnstone Brinley and they had six children.

Biography/History

Born in Hague, Netherlands, Stam immigrated to the United State in the late 18th century. Stam lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1798. He was an inn and tavern keeper in Philadelphia on Water Street along the Delaware River waterfront. He was married to Mary Stam and the couple had a daughter named Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents

Leather bound volume comprising the diary entries of William Dickinson spanning the years from 1839 to 1841. Throughout the volume Dickinson recorded his attendance at art exhibitions, theatrical productions, lectures, and events in Philadelphia. There are several entries containing critiques of artists and their works at the exhibitions of the Artists and Amateurs Association and the Artists Fund Society. Dickinson discussed artists such as his grandfather Joshua Shaw, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, and John Neagle. In one entry Dickinson noted his purchase of a sketch by Neagle. He also mentioned some critiques he wrote regarding exhibitions were published in the Philadelphia American Sentinel. Dickinson attended plays at the Walnut Street Theater where he saw Edwin Forrest perform in Gladiator. He also attended concerts with his sister Mary at Musical Fund Hall. Three pages are dedicated to the "forger Eldrige". Dickinson described events in Philadelphia such as the funeral of Lieutenant Weems and a Fourth of July celebration. Dickinson mentioned taking flute lessons, drawing, and joining the Lafayette Literary Association. He also noted consultation work at the U.S. Mint. The diary is written on sixty-eight numbered, ruled pages at the beginning of the volume. The remainder is blank.

Scope and Contents

This large, oblong leather-bound volume contains the receipts of the George D. Wetherill Company spanning the years from 1862 to 1867. The receipts record the payments made to vendors supporting all aspects of the Wetherill Company. The majority of the receipts are handwritten and signed by the vendors. The multitude of sellers of wares and services include chiefly companies in Philadelphia and some outside of the city. A few vendors appearing throughout the volume include, J. A. Dulles, Jr., Samuel C. Cook, Rosengarten & Sons, and the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company. Some receipts are printed, such as those from the city of Philadelphia for yearly licenses one to sell foreign and domestic merchandise and the other for medical pharmaceuticals. Receipts recorded purchases made or services provided. Examples include pharmaceutical supplies such as acids, bees wax, bi-carbonates, chamomile flowers, elm bark, magnesia, opium, and salt. The company also paid for carpentry, cooperage, horse shoeing, and painting. One receipt dated August 1865 records the purchase of a horse. Beginning in August 1864 revenue stamps are affixed to a majority of the receipts. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Four revenue stamps have been cut out of the volume. The last gathering is detached. There are three receipts pasted on the inside front cover and one pasted on the back fly leaf. A sheet of blotting paper is laid in at the end of the volume.

Scope and Contents

This oversize volume with a red leather spine and corners is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years beginning on July 20, 1874 and ending on January 18, 1878. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index followed by 700 numbered leaves in chronological order. The correspondence is copied on leaves 1 to 693. The alphabetical index has thumb tabs from a to z in red and black ink listing names followed by the corresponding page numbers. The copied letters in the volume are in four different hands. In some instances there are two letters on one leaf and some letters span several leaves. The correspondence from Wharton is addressed to clients, lawyers, judges, and politicians and chiefly concern all aspects of real estate law including wills, trusts, transfers, mortgages, and collateral. Many of the almost 300 of Wharton's clients and correspondents are prominent Philadelphians, individuals, and families such as, Biddle, Cadwallader, Dechert, Ingersoll, Lea, Morris, Price, Rawle, and Wharton. Some correspondence concerns Wharton's attention to Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters. In some instances he wrote judges providing his opinion and arguments regarding a new law or ruling. A handwritten copy of a letter on ruled legal paper is laid in the volume before leaf 630, dated July 16, 1877. "Henry Wharton, January 17, 1874, 204 W. Washington Square" appears on the verso of the first leaf. "Letters" is stamped in gold on the spine of the volume. Some leaves in the letter book are torn.

Scope and Contents

An oblong, leather-bound volume containing receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804. Receipts of payment were made to bakers, brewers, grocers, landlords, wine merchants, physicians, and teachers. Items of purchase included barrels of beer (purchased weekly), cherry brandy, coffee, flour, medicine, milk, poor taxes, sugar and tuition. Many receipts reflect the necessities for operating an inn and tavern. Some of the merchants include William Currie, physician; Peter Delemar, landlord; Henry Pepper and Son, brewers; Henry Sheaff, wine merchant; and Jonas Woolrich, baker. Other payments include inoculation and tuition for Stam's daughter Elizabeth, purchase of a share in the Vineyard Company, and by-monthly payments to Susanah Roathead for milk. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Front cover of volume is lacking.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is restricted.

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is subject to staff review.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available 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.

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.

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.

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.

Custodial History note

Label pasted on inside front cover: James Hogan, blank book manufacturer, stationer, and printer, No. 339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Label pasted on inside front cover: S & L, Paris dépôse. A red and white octoganal label with an image of a crowned eagle.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, Delaware), 2017.

Source of Acquisition

Sold at auction at Swann Galleries (New York, N.Y.), November 17, 2016, lot 265.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by The Lawbook Exchange (Clark, New Jersey), 2015

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Dennis Holzman Antiques (St. Cohoes, New York), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Subject(s)
  • American diaries--19th century--Specimens
  • American diaries--Male authors--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Tax stamps
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Drugstores--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century--Sources

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Correspondence
  • Finding tabs
  • Letter books
  • Letterpress copybooks
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century
  • Real property--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Hotelkeepers--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century.
  • Merchants--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1941.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878. 1 volume.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804.

1

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

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:
Dickinson, William, active 1836-1845
Title:
Book of memorandums and commentaries
Date [inclusive]:
1839-1841
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1841
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising the diary entries of Philadelphian William Dickinson spanning the years 1839-1941.
Cite as:
Dickinson, William, Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1841, Ms. Codex 1841, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co..
Creator:
Wetherill, George D., (George Deacon), 1794-1875
Title:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1867
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1846
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Receipt book of Geo. D. Wetherill & Co., wholesale druggists, an manufacturers spanning the years from 1862-1867.
Cite as:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867, Ms. Codex 1846, 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:
Wharton, Henry, 1827-1880
Title:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1878
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1744
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
This oversize volume is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years from 1874 to 1878. Wharton's practice served prominent Philadelphians and dealt with many facets of real estate law prominent Philadelphians. Some letters concern Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters.
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Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878, Ms. Codex 1744, 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:
Stam, John R., -1805
Title:
John R. Stam receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1804
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1999
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804.
Cite as:
John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804, Ms. Codex 1999, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Dickinson was the grandson of British born American landscape painter and inventor Joshua Shaw (1776-1860). Dickinson lived in Philadelphia on Sansom Street near the theater district. He had a sister named Mary.

Biography/History

George D. Wetherill & Co., Wholesale Druggists, and Manufacturers of White and Red Lead, Litharge, &c. was owned and operated by George Deacon Wetherill and located at 56 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wetherill was born in Burlington, New Jersey, son of Isaac Wetherill and Rebecca Deacon. He married Catharine Cowpland in 1816 and the couple had eleven children. During the 1880s the company was primarily a paint manufacturer.

Biography/History

Wharton was the youngest of four children born to Arabella Griffith and Thomas Isaac Wharton (1791-1856), a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Henry Wharton attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1846 and his masters degree in 1849. Wharton studied law under his father and eventually took over the practice. Wharton became a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, legal writer, and editor. His legal practice dealt with many facets of real estate law. In 1858 Henry Wharton married Katharine Johnstone Brinley and they had six children.

Biography/History

Born in Hague, Netherlands, Stam immigrated to the United State in the late 18th century. Stam lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1798. He was an inn and tavern keeper in Philadelphia on Water Street along the Delaware River waterfront. He was married to Mary Stam and the couple had a daughter named Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents

Leather bound volume comprising the diary entries of William Dickinson spanning the years from 1839 to 1841. Throughout the volume Dickinson recorded his attendance at art exhibitions, theatrical productions, lectures, and events in Philadelphia. There are several entries containing critiques of artists and their works at the exhibitions of the Artists and Amateurs Association and the Artists Fund Society. Dickinson discussed artists such as his grandfather Joshua Shaw, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, and John Neagle. In one entry Dickinson noted his purchase of a sketch by Neagle. He also mentioned some critiques he wrote regarding exhibitions were published in the Philadelphia American Sentinel. Dickinson attended plays at the Walnut Street Theater where he saw Edwin Forrest perform in Gladiator. He also attended concerts with his sister Mary at Musical Fund Hall. Three pages are dedicated to the "forger Eldrige". Dickinson described events in Philadelphia such as the funeral of Lieutenant Weems and a Fourth of July celebration. Dickinson mentioned taking flute lessons, drawing, and joining the Lafayette Literary Association. He also noted consultation work at the U.S. Mint. The diary is written on sixty-eight numbered, ruled pages at the beginning of the volume. The remainder is blank.

Scope and Contents

This large, oblong leather-bound volume contains the receipts of the George D. Wetherill Company spanning the years from 1862 to 1867. The receipts record the payments made to vendors supporting all aspects of the Wetherill Company. The majority of the receipts are handwritten and signed by the vendors. The multitude of sellers of wares and services include chiefly companies in Philadelphia and some outside of the city. A few vendors appearing throughout the volume include, J. A. Dulles, Jr., Samuel C. Cook, Rosengarten & Sons, and the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company. Some receipts are printed, such as those from the city of Philadelphia for yearly licenses one to sell foreign and domestic merchandise and the other for medical pharmaceuticals. Receipts recorded purchases made or services provided. Examples include pharmaceutical supplies such as acids, bees wax, bi-carbonates, chamomile flowers, elm bark, magnesia, opium, and salt. The company also paid for carpentry, cooperage, horse shoeing, and painting. One receipt dated August 1865 records the purchase of a horse. Beginning in August 1864 revenue stamps are affixed to a majority of the receipts. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Four revenue stamps have been cut out of the volume. The last gathering is detached. There are three receipts pasted on the inside front cover and one pasted on the back fly leaf. A sheet of blotting paper is laid in at the end of the volume.

Scope and Contents

This oversize volume with a red leather spine and corners is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years beginning on July 20, 1874 and ending on January 18, 1878. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index followed by 700 numbered leaves in chronological order. The correspondence is copied on leaves 1 to 693. The alphabetical index has thumb tabs from a to z in red and black ink listing names followed by the corresponding page numbers. The copied letters in the volume are in four different hands. In some instances there are two letters on one leaf and some letters span several leaves. The correspondence from Wharton is addressed to clients, lawyers, judges, and politicians and chiefly concern all aspects of real estate law including wills, trusts, transfers, mortgages, and collateral. Many of the almost 300 of Wharton's clients and correspondents are prominent Philadelphians, individuals, and families such as, Biddle, Cadwallader, Dechert, Ingersoll, Lea, Morris, Price, Rawle, and Wharton. Some correspondence concerns Wharton's attention to Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters. In some instances he wrote judges providing his opinion and arguments regarding a new law or ruling. A handwritten copy of a letter on ruled legal paper is laid in the volume before leaf 630, dated July 16, 1877. "Henry Wharton, January 17, 1874, 204 W. Washington Square" appears on the verso of the first leaf. "Letters" is stamped in gold on the spine of the volume. Some leaves in the letter book are torn.

Scope and Contents

An oblong, leather-bound volume containing receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804. Receipts of payment were made to bakers, brewers, grocers, landlords, wine merchants, physicians, and teachers. Items of purchase included barrels of beer (purchased weekly), cherry brandy, coffee, flour, medicine, milk, poor taxes, sugar and tuition. Many receipts reflect the necessities for operating an inn and tavern. Some of the merchants include William Currie, physician; Peter Delemar, landlord; Henry Pepper and Son, brewers; Henry Sheaff, wine merchant; and Jonas Woolrich, baker. Other payments include inoculation and tuition for Stam's daughter Elizabeth, purchase of a share in the Vineyard Company, and by-monthly payments to Susanah Roathead for milk. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Front cover of volume is lacking.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is restricted.

Access Restrictions

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Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Access Restrictions

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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 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.

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.

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.

Custodial History note

Label pasted on inside front cover: James Hogan, blank book manufacturer, stationer, and printer, No. 339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Label pasted on inside front cover: S & L, Paris dépôse. A red and white octoganal label with an image of a crowned eagle.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, Delaware), 2017.

Source of Acquisition

Sold at auction at Swann Galleries (New York, N.Y.), November 17, 2016, lot 265.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by The Lawbook Exchange (Clark, New Jersey), 2015

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Dennis Holzman Antiques (St. Cohoes, New York), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Subject(s)
  • American diaries--19th century--Specimens
  • American diaries--Male authors--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Tax stamps
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Drugstores--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century--Sources

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Correspondence
  • Finding tabs
  • Letter books
  • Letterpress copybooks
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century
  • Real property--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Hotelkeepers--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century.
  • Merchants--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1941.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878. 1 volume.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804.

1

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

Book of memorandums and commentaries

Ms. Codex 1841

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:
Dickinson, William, active 1836-1845
Title:
Book of memorandums and commentaries
Date [inclusive]:
1839-1841
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1841
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising the diary entries of Philadelphian William Dickinson spanning the years 1839-1941.
Cite as:
Dickinson, William, Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1841, Ms. Codex 1841, 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:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co..
Creator:
Wetherill, George D., (George Deacon), 1794-1875
Title:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1867
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1846
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Receipt book of Geo. D. Wetherill & Co., wholesale druggists, an manufacturers spanning the years from 1862-1867.
Cite as:
Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867, Ms. Codex 1846, 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:
Wharton, Henry, 1827-1880
Title:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1878
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1744
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
This oversize volume is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years from 1874 to 1878. Wharton's practice served prominent Philadelphians and dealt with many facets of real estate law prominent Philadelphians. Some letters concern Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters.
Cite as:
Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878, Ms. Codex 1744, 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:
Stam, John R., -1805
Title:
John R. Stam receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1804
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1999
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804.
Cite as:
John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804, Ms. Codex 1999, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Dickinson was the grandson of British born American landscape painter and inventor Joshua Shaw (1776-1860). Dickinson lived in Philadelphia on Sansom Street near the theater district. He had a sister named Mary.

Biography/History

George D. Wetherill & Co., Wholesale Druggists, and Manufacturers of White and Red Lead, Litharge, &c. was owned and operated by George Deacon Wetherill and located at 56 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wetherill was born in Burlington, New Jersey, son of Isaac Wetherill and Rebecca Deacon. He married Catharine Cowpland in 1816 and the couple had eleven children. During the 1880s the company was primarily a paint manufacturer.

Biography/History

Wharton was the youngest of four children born to Arabella Griffith and Thomas Isaac Wharton (1791-1856), a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Henry Wharton attended the University of Pennsylvania receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1846 and his masters degree in 1849. Wharton studied law under his father and eventually took over the practice. Wharton became a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, legal writer, and editor. His legal practice dealt with many facets of real estate law. In 1858 Henry Wharton married Katharine Johnstone Brinley and they had six children.

Biography/History

Born in Hague, Netherlands, Stam immigrated to the United State in the late 18th century. Stam lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1798. He was an inn and tavern keeper in Philadelphia on Water Street along the Delaware River waterfront. He was married to Mary Stam and the couple had a daughter named Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents

Leather bound volume comprising the diary entries of William Dickinson spanning the years from 1839 to 1841. Throughout the volume Dickinson recorded his attendance at art exhibitions, theatrical productions, lectures, and events in Philadelphia. There are several entries containing critiques of artists and their works at the exhibitions of the Artists and Amateurs Association and the Artists Fund Society. Dickinson discussed artists such as his grandfather Joshua Shaw, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, and John Neagle. In one entry Dickinson noted his purchase of a sketch by Neagle. He also mentioned some critiques he wrote regarding exhibitions were published in the Philadelphia American Sentinel. Dickinson attended plays at the Walnut Street Theater where he saw Edwin Forrest perform in Gladiator. He also attended concerts with his sister Mary at Musical Fund Hall. Three pages are dedicated to the "forger Eldrige". Dickinson described events in Philadelphia such as the funeral of Lieutenant Weems and a Fourth of July celebration. Dickinson mentioned taking flute lessons, drawing, and joining the Lafayette Literary Association. He also noted consultation work at the U.S. Mint. The diary is written on sixty-eight numbered, ruled pages at the beginning of the volume. The remainder is blank.

Scope and Contents

This large, oblong leather-bound volume contains the receipts of the George D. Wetherill Company spanning the years from 1862 to 1867. The receipts record the payments made to vendors supporting all aspects of the Wetherill Company. The majority of the receipts are handwritten and signed by the vendors. The multitude of sellers of wares and services include chiefly companies in Philadelphia and some outside of the city. A few vendors appearing throughout the volume include, J. A. Dulles, Jr., Samuel C. Cook, Rosengarten & Sons, and the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company. Some receipts are printed, such as those from the city of Philadelphia for yearly licenses one to sell foreign and domestic merchandise and the other for medical pharmaceuticals. Receipts recorded purchases made or services provided. Examples include pharmaceutical supplies such as acids, bees wax, bi-carbonates, chamomile flowers, elm bark, magnesia, opium, and salt. The company also paid for carpentry, cooperage, horse shoeing, and painting. One receipt dated August 1865 records the purchase of a horse. Beginning in August 1864 revenue stamps are affixed to a majority of the receipts. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Four revenue stamps have been cut out of the volume. The last gathering is detached. There are three receipts pasted on the inside front cover and one pasted on the back fly leaf. A sheet of blotting paper is laid in at the end of the volume.

Scope and Contents

This oversize volume with a red leather spine and corners is a letterpress copybook containing the outgoing correspondence of Henry Wharton's law practice in Philadelphia, located in Washington Square. The letters span almost four years beginning on July 20, 1874 and ending on January 18, 1878. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index followed by 700 numbered leaves in chronological order. The correspondence is copied on leaves 1 to 693. The alphabetical index has thumb tabs from a to z in red and black ink listing names followed by the corresponding page numbers. The copied letters in the volume are in four different hands. In some instances there are two letters on one leaf and some letters span several leaves. The correspondence from Wharton is addressed to clients, lawyers, judges, and politicians and chiefly concern all aspects of real estate law including wills, trusts, transfers, mortgages, and collateral. Many of the almost 300 of Wharton's clients and correspondents are prominent Philadelphians, individuals, and families such as, Biddle, Cadwallader, Dechert, Ingersoll, Lea, Morris, Price, Rawle, and Wharton. Some correspondence concerns Wharton's attention to Philadelphia ordinances and legal matters. In some instances he wrote judges providing his opinion and arguments regarding a new law or ruling. A handwritten copy of a letter on ruled legal paper is laid in the volume before leaf 630, dated July 16, 1877. "Henry Wharton, January 17, 1874, 204 W. Washington Square" appears on the verso of the first leaf. "Letters" is stamped in gold on the spine of the volume. Some leaves in the letter book are torn.

Scope and Contents

An oblong, leather-bound volume containing receipts of payment made by innkeeper John R. Stam to various people and companies in Philadelphia spanning the years from 1799 to 1804. Receipts of payment were made to bakers, brewers, grocers, landlords, wine merchants, physicians, and teachers. Items of purchase included barrels of beer (purchased weekly), cherry brandy, coffee, flour, medicine, milk, poor taxes, sugar and tuition. Many receipts reflect the necessities for operating an inn and tavern. Some of the merchants include William Currie, physician; Peter Delemar, landlord; Henry Pepper and Son, brewers; Henry Sheaff, wine merchant; and Jonas Woolrich, baker. Other payments include inoculation and tuition for Stam's daughter Elizabeth, purchase of a share in the Vineyard Company, and by-monthly payments to Susanah Roathead for milk. The receipts in the volume are written parallel to the spine in the manner of a note pad. Front cover of volume is lacking.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2017

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is restricted.

Access Restrictions

Access to this item is subject to staff review.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Access Restrictions

This codex is available 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.

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.

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.

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.

Custodial History note

Label pasted on inside front cover: James Hogan, blank book manufacturer, stationer, and printer, No. 339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Label pasted on inside front cover: S & L, Paris dépôse. A red and white octoganal label with an image of a crowned eagle.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, Delaware), 2017.

Source of Acquisition

Sold at auction at Swann Galleries (New York, N.Y.), November 17, 2016, lot 265.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by The Lawbook Exchange (Clark, New Jersey), 2015

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Dennis Holzman Antiques (St. Cohoes, New York), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Subject(s)
  • American diaries--19th century--Specimens
  • American diaries--Male authors--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Tax stamps
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Drugstores--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century--Sources

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Correspondence
  • Finding tabs
  • Letter books
  • Letterpress copybooks
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century
  • Real property--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th century

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century--Sources
Subject(s)
  • Hotelkeepers--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century.
  • Merchants--Philadelphia (Pa.)--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Book of memorandums and commentaries, 1839-1941.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. receipt book, 1862-1867.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

Henry Wharton letterpress copybook, 1874-1878. 1 volume.

1

Collection Inventory

Volume

John R. Stam receipt book, 1799-1804.

1