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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1785-1982
Creator:
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
Extent: 103 boxes
The collection is divided into three major series: I. 18th and 19th century records, II. 20th century records, and III. John M. Okie papers. The first comprises correspondence, administrative records, and ephemera; the second, correspondence, committee records, financial records, proceedings, memorabilia, and collected agricultural material; the third consists of the papers of Okie, who served as assistant secretary of the Society from 1922 to 1928: he was responsible for the publication of Memoirs VI, a history of the P.S.P.A.
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Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture records
creator
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 92
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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103 boxes
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1785-1982
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The collection is divided into three major series: I. 18th and 19th century records, II. 20th century records, and III. John M. Okie papers. The first comprises correspondence, administrative records, and ephemera; the second, correspondence, committee records, financial records, proceedings, memorabilia, and collected agricultural material; the third consists of the papers of Okie, who served as assistant secretary of the Society from 1922 to 1928: he was responsible for the publication of Memoirs VI, a history of the P.S.P.A.
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1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
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Administrative records Correspondence Financial records Memoirs Memorabilia Minutes (Records)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1820-1991
(Bulk: 1830-1908)
Creator:
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
Bird, Mary E.
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
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Robert Montgomery Bird family correspondence
creator
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1074
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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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1820-1991
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1830-1908
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This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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English
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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Correspondence Family papers Manuscripts, American--19th century
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1799-1946
(Bulk: 1822-1854)
Creator:
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 31 boxes
Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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Robert Montgomery Bird papers
creator
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 108
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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31 boxes
inclusive date
1799-1946
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1822-1854
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Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s
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English
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Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854 Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908‏ Bird, Mary E. Foust, Clement E. (Clement Edgar)
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Writings (document genre)
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1861-1935
Creator:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
Extent: 19 boxes
The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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S. Weir Mitchell collection
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 413
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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19 boxes
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1861-1935
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The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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Correspondence Galley proofs Manuscripts, American--19th century Photographs Scrapbooks
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1806-1960
Creator:
Sorkin, Sanford
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Sanford Sorkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1963 with an interest in collecting stamps and other items of philatelic value. The collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and ephemera such as postcards, tradecards, and stamped envelopes that Sorkin and his father collected more for their stamps and other evidence of early postal service than for their content. The materials are largely unrelated to one another aside from their philatelic interest.
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Sanford Sorkin philately collection
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Sorkin, Sanford
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1105
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear feet (1 box)
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1806-1960
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Sanford Sorkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1963 with an interest in collecting stamps and other items of philatelic value. The collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and ephemera such as postcards, tradecards, and stamped envelopes that Sorkin and his father collected more for their stamps and other evidence of early postal service than for their content. The materials are largely unrelated to one another aside from their philatelic interest.
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1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Sorkin, Sanford Pennock, Abraham Liddon, 1786-1868
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Correspondence Envelopes Postage stamps Postcards
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1708-1955
(Bulk: 1923-1955)
Creator:
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
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.
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Siegfried Weisberger papers
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1377
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1708-1955
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1923-1955
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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.
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1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Peabody Book Shop.
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Autobiographies Correspondence Poems Writings (documents)
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1662-1977
(Bulk: 1685-1715)
Creator:
Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730
Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702
Extent: 1 box
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
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Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730 Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1084
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 box
inclusive date
1662-1977
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1685-1715
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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. 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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1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s
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English
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Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730 Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702 Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717 Van Homrigh, Bartholomew, -1703
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Correspondence Financial records Petitions
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1838-1954
Creator:
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
Extent: 76 volumes
Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. reference library of dental equipment
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 642
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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76 volumes
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1838-1954
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Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
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Advertisements Scrapbooks Technical illustrations
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1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.) Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Clippings Engravings (prints) Portraits Posters Scrapbooks Theater programs
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1835-1951
(Bulk: 1927-1948)
Creator:
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
Extent: 10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. scrapbooks
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Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1036
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1835-1951
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1927-1948
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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1842-1957
(Bulk: 1867-1894)
Extent: 4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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Walt Whitman collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 190
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
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1842-1957
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1867-1894
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Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalids. Library of Congress. Copyright Office. Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 O'Connor, William Douglass, 1832-1889 Sarrazin, Gabriel, 1853- Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919 Beach, Chester, 1881-1956 Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951 Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968 Trimble, W. H. Van Sinderen, Adrian, 1887-1963 Gardner , Alexander, 1821-1882 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Keith, Dora Wheeler , 1856-1940 Morse, Sidney H. Davidson , Jod, 1883-1952 Hollyer, Samuel Johnson, T. Alexander, J.W.
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Correspondence Photographs Writings (documents)
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1868-2002
Creator:
Helfand, William H.
Extent: 61 item
A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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William H. Helfand collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects
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Helfand, William H.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1219
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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61 item
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1868-2002
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A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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Helfand, William H. Catholic Church.
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Devotional literature Paintings (visual works)
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