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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1797-1851
Creator:
Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887
Archer, John, 1777-1830
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
This collection (1797-1851) contains notebooks kept by three members of the Archer family, a prominent and politically active family of medical doctors based in Harford County, Maryland. The first file contains John Archer Jr.’s notes on materia medica lectures delivered by Benjamin Barton and given at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797 and 1798. A commonplace book (1830-1832) maintained by Henry Wilson Archer, which contains excerpts mostly from history books and poems is the second file. Also included in the collection is an account book (1841-1851) wherein the wheat purchases of Robert Harris Archer were recorded.
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Archer family account books and notebooks
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Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887 Archer, John, 1777-1830
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1120
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1797-1851
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This collection (1797-1851) contains notebooks kept by three members of the Archer family, a prominent and politically active family of medical doctors based in Harford County, Maryland. The first file contains John Archer Jr.’s notes on materia medica lectures delivered by Benjamin Barton and given at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797 and 1798. A commonplace book (1830-1832) maintained by Henry Wilson Archer, which contains excerpts mostly from history books and poems is the second file. Also included in the collection is an account book (1841-1851) wherein the wheat purchases of Robert Harris Archer were recorded.
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Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887 Archer, John, 1777-1830 Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815 University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
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Account books Commonplace books Lecture notes Notebooks
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1802-1929
(Bulk: 1822-1899)
Creator:
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
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Beasley family papers
creator
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1217
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1802-1929
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1822-1899
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The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
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Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878 Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869 Beasley, Frederick W., 1845-1873 Beasley, Frederick, 1777-1845 Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania.
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Auction catalogs Certificates Correspondence Family papers Poems School records Sermons Speeches Travel guidebooks Writings (documents)
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1813-1866
Creator:
Cunnington family
Lee family
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The Cunnington and Lee family papers, dating from 1813 to 1866, contain the correspondence of antiquarian William H. Cunnington (1754-1810) of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England and his daughters Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary. The collection also contains the correspondence of William P. Cunnington (1804-1871) and his wife Jane Cook (1808-1872). William P. Cunnington was born in England and immigrated to the United States sometime after 1829. He was leader of the orchestra at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. The familial connection between William H. Cunnington and William P. Cunnington is not clear from the contents of the collection. In addition to the families' letters--which are concerned with family issues such as health, the settling of estates, and travel--the collection contains poems written by, and apparently copied by, the families and a small number of financial documents including estate documents, business ledgers, and receipts for rentals and purchases.
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Cunnington and Lee family papers
creator
Cunnington family Lee family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1258
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1813-1866
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The Cunnington and Lee family papers, dating from 1813 to 1866, contain the correspondence of antiquarian William H. Cunnington (1754-1810) of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England and his daughters Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary. The collection also contains the correspondence of William P. Cunnington (1804-1871) and his wife Jane Cook (1808-1872). William P. Cunnington was born in England and immigrated to the United States sometime after 1829. He was leader of the orchestra at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. The familial connection between William H. Cunnington and William P. Cunnington is not clear from the contents of the collection. In addition to the families' letters--which are concerned with family issues such as health, the settling of estates, and travel--the collection contains poems written by, and apparently copied by, the families and a small number of financial documents including estate documents, business ledgers, and receipts for rentals and purchases.
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Cunnington family Lee family Cunnington, Jane Cook, 1808-1872 Cunnington, William H., 1754-1810 Cunnington, William P. Lee, Anne Cunnington
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Correspondence Financial records Poems
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1765-1937
Creator:
Furness Family
Extent: 49 boxes
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.
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Furness family papers
creator
Furness Family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 481
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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49 boxes
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1765-1937
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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.
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Furness Family Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930 Furness, Horace Howard, Mrs., 1837-1883 Furness, Louise Brooks Winsor, 1868-1929 Furness, William Henry, 1866-1920 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Scrapbooks
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1575-1991
(Bulk: 1812-1930)
Creator:
Furness Family
Extent: 10 linear feet (20 boxes and one oversized folder)
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.
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H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection
creator
Furness Family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1356
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (20 boxes and one oversized folder)
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1575-1991
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1812-1930
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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.
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Furness Family Furness Family Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930 Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania. Libraries.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Journals (accounts) Notebooks Photographs Poems Programs Speeches Travel journalism
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1779-1937
(Bulk: 1893-1911)
Creator:
John Bartram Association.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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.
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John Bartram Association records relating to its foundation and early organization
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John Bartram Association.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1779-1937
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1893-1911
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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.
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1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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John Bartram Association. Bartram, John, 1699-1777 Historic Bartram's Garden (Organization). MacFarlane, John Muirhead, 1855-1943 University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. University of Pennsylvania.
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Advertising cards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Invitations
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1775-1847
Creator:
Hodgson, Ralph
Extent: 1 volume
A leather bound datebook used as a diary, account book, and note book, belonging to Ralph Hodgson from Darlington, England. Contains brief records for 1775, 1776, and 1777 and a few entries, in a later hand, dated 1845, 1846, 1847.
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Newcastle Memorandum-book or, a methodical pocket-journal, for the year MDCCLXXV Calculated to answer the immediate purposes of Gentlemen and Tradesmen in all Parts of Great Britain and Ireland, respecting their Daily Transactions and other Occasional Business
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Hodgson, Ralph
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 189
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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1775-1847
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A leather bound datebook used as a diary, account book, and note book, belonging to Ralph Hodgson from Darlington, England. Contains brief records for 1775, 1776, and 1777 and a few entries, in a later hand, dated 1845, 1846, 1847.
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Hodgson, Ralph
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Account books Diaries Recipes
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1752-1883
(Bulk: 1856-1883)
Creator:
Gere, Robert H., 1859-1928
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Robert H. Gere (1859-1928) was a senior partner at Gere & Church law firm and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1883 with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and from Syracuse University Law School in 1898. Before beginning his law career, Gere spent thirteen years working as a news reporter. He married Harriet Sexsmith Gere in 1893 and together they had a daughter, Katharine. This collection contains materials dating between 1752 and 1883 and includes two diaries belonging to Robert H. Gere; a book entitled "Genealogy of the Geer Family," in which the lines of George and Thomas Geer are traced from 1621 to 1856; a single leaf from a math copybook that includes a note in pencil dating it to 1752; an oversize copy of The Luzerne Federalist; and the Susquehanna Intelligencer (a local periodical); and an unused travel accounts book.
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Robert H. Gere papers
creator
Gere, Robert H., 1859-1928
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1250
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1752-1883
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1856-1883
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Robert H. Gere (1859-1928) was a senior partner at Gere & Church law firm and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1883 with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and from Syracuse University Law School in 1898. Before beginning his law career, Gere spent thirteen years working as a news reporter. He married Harriet Sexsmith Gere in 1893 and together they had a daughter, Katharine. This collection contains materials dating between 1752 and 1883 and includes two diaries belonging to Robert H. Gere; a book entitled "Genealogy of the Geer Family," in which the lines of George and Thomas Geer are traced from 1621 to 1856; a single leaf from a math copybook that includes a note in pencil dating it to 1752; an oversize copy of The Luzerne Federalist; and the Susquehanna Intelligencer (a local periodical); and an unused travel accounts book.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s
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English
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Gere, Robert H., 1859-1928
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Diaries Genealogies (histories)
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1762-1832
Creator:
Vanuxem, James, 1746-1824
Extent: 9 boxes
The Vanuxem family was a prominent Pennsylvania family of French origin. The family was largely involved in the shipping industry and agriculture; but one descendent was a well-known geologist in the United States. This collection documents the history of the Vanuxem and Peirce families and their business operations in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Vanuxem family papers
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Vanuxem, James, 1746-1824
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 57
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9 boxes
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1762-1832
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The Vanuxem family was a prominent Pennsylvania family of French origin. The family was largely involved in the shipping industry and agriculture; but one descendent was a well-known geologist in the United States. This collection documents the history of the Vanuxem and Peirce families and their business operations in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Vanuxem, James, 1746-1824 Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839 Francis Van Uxem, 1845-1940 Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886 Pierce family Vanuxem family Vanuxem, James‏ Vanuxem, Lardner, 1792-1848
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Biographies (documents) Business records Correspondence Ledgers (account books)
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