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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1827-1961
(Bulk: 1852-1961)
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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American publishing, printing, and book-related ephemera collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1411
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear foot (1 box)
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1827-1961
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1852-1961
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This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Book-of-the-Month Club‏.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Business records Financial records
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1681-2000
(Bulk: 1681-1760)
Creator:
Elias, Archibald C., 1944-
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This collection consists of manuscripts and papers relating primarily to seveententh and eighteenth century Ireland and Great Britain formerly owned by A.C. Elias, a literary scholar who wrote extensively on Jonathan Swift and his circle.
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Archibald Elias collection of manuscripts
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Elias, Archibald C., 1944-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1085
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear foot (1 box)
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1681-2000
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1681-1760
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This collection consists of manuscripts and papers relating primarily to seveententh and eighteenth century Ireland and Great Britain formerly owned by A.C. Elias, a literary scholar who wrote extensively on Jonathan Swift and his circle.
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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 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s
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English
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Elias, Archibald C., 1944- Bacon, Montagu, 1688–1749 Palmerston, Henry Temple, 1673-1757 Stillingfleet, Benjamin, 1702-1771 Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 Temple, William, 1628-1699
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Correspondence Epitaphs Poems Sermons Wills
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1829-2018
(Bulk: 2014-2018)
Creator:
Bloom, Arthur W., 1939-
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Arthur Bloom (born 1939), an author and scholar of American theater, studied and wrote a book on Edwin Forrest (1806-1872), a prominent Philadelphia-born actor. This collection contains research materials for Bloom's work, Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History (2019). These include some limited original materials by and related to Forrest, extensive printout copies of newspaper articles about Forrest, contemporary scholarly publications related to Forrest and American theater, and other research materials.
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Arthur Bloom research collection on Edwin Forrest
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Bloom, Arthur W., 1939-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1429
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1829-2018
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2014-2018
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Arthur Bloom (born 1939), an author and scholar of American theater, studied and wrote a book on Edwin Forrest (1806-1872), a prominent Philadelphia-born actor. This collection contains research materials for Bloom's work, Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History (2019). These include some limited original materials by and related to Forrest, extensive printout copies of newspaper articles about Forrest, contemporary scholarly publications related to Forrest and American theater, and other research materials.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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2010s
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English
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Bloom, Arthur W., 1939- Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
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Biographies Clippings (information artifacts) Research notes
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1801-1961
(Bulk: 1907-1960)
Creator:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Arthur Hobson Quinn papers
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1236
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
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1801-1961
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1907-1960
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Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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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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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 Herne, James A., 1839-1901 O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 University of Pennsylvania. Department of English. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Librettos Manuscripts (documents) Playbills Writings (documents)
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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
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Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1217
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
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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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1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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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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1831-1932
(Bulk: 1880-1924)
Creator:
Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Charles Mulford Robinson (1869-1917) was a newspaper editor, author, and professor celebrated as one of the United States' first urban planners and early proponents of the "City Beautiful" movement. This collection features several of his urban improvement reports delivered to communities which solicited his services as a "civic advisor," as well as the personal correspondence of him and his wife Eliza; newspaper clippings about his life, death, and activities; scrapbooks; poems, prose-pieces, hymns, and plays composed by Robinson in his spare time; photographs; and other personal records from throughout his life.
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Charles Mulford Robinson papers
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Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1010
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1831-1932
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1880-1924
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Charles Mulford Robinson (1869-1917) was a newspaper editor, author, and professor celebrated as one of the United States' first urban planners and early proponents of the "City Beautiful" movement. This collection features several of his urban improvement reports delivered to communities which solicited his services as a "civic advisor," as well as the personal correspondence of him and his wife Eliza; newspaper clippings about his life, death, and activities; scrapbooks; poems, prose-pieces, hymns, and plays composed by Robinson in his spare time; photographs; and other personal records from throughout his life.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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English
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Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917 Robinson, Eliza Ten Eyck Pruyn, 1870-1956
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Correspondence Pamphlets Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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1818-2000
(Bulk: 1907-1998)
Creator:
Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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Charlotte Cushman Club records
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1223
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
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1818-2000
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1907-1998
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Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876
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Account books Awards Brochures Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Minutes (Records) Photographs Plays (performed works) Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs
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1840-1910
Creator:
American Institute of Phrenology.
Butler, David P.
Fowler and Wells.
Fowler, Lorenzo Niles
Fowler, Orson Squire
Sizer, Nelson
Wells, Samuel Robert
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This collection contains materials related to the study and practice of phrenology, specifically as espoused by American phrenologists Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Lydia Folger Fowler, and Samuel Roberts Wells, who together make up the company Fowler and Wells. Fowler and Wells was the most prolific disseminator of phrenological materials throughout the nineteenth century. The materials in this collection range from extended, personal analyses of individuals, to advertisements and ephemera about phrenological publications, to original editions of the American Phrenological Journal.
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Fowler and Wells phrenological character readings, ephemera, and printed material
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American Institute of Phrenology. Butler, David P. Fowler and Wells. Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Orson Squire Sizer, Nelson Wells, Samuel Robert
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1418
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear foot (1 box)
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1840-1910
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This collection contains materials related to the study and practice of phrenology, specifically as espoused by American phrenologists Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Lydia Folger Fowler, and Samuel Roberts Wells, who together make up the company Fowler and Wells. Fowler and Wells was the most prolific disseminator of phrenological materials throughout the nineteenth century. The materials in this collection range from extended, personal analyses of individuals, to advertisements and ephemera about phrenological publications, to original editions of the American Phrenological Journal.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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American Institute of Phrenology. Butler, David P. Fowler and Wells. Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Orson Squire Sizer, Nelson Wells, Samuel Robert The American Phrenological Journal.
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Advertisements Manuals (instructional materials) Printed ephemera
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1479-1896
Creator:
Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
This is an autograph collection compiled by Francis Campbell Macaulay. The collection is composed of letters by scientists, politicians, and men of letters, and fragments with signatures. The collection reflects Macaulay's interest in Italian literature, and includes letters from Ludovico Ariosto, Fortunato Cavazzeni Pederzini, and Alessandro Torri. Other notable autographs in the collection are those of Alexandre Dumas, Robert Morris, and Millard Fillmore. The collection also includes several letters to Macaulay regarding the Dante Society, and five volumes of Macaulay's notes for a vocabulary of the dialect of Nice.
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Francis Campbell Macauley autograph collection and vocabulary notebooks
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Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 957
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1479-1896
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This is an autograph collection compiled by Francis Campbell Macaulay. The collection is composed of letters by scientists, politicians, and men of letters, and fragments with signatures. The collection reflects Macaulay's interest in Italian literature, and includes letters from Ludovico Ariosto, Fortunato Cavazzeni Pederzini, and Alessandro Torri. Other notable autographs in the collection are those of Alexandre Dumas, Robert Morris, and Millard Fillmore. The collection also includes several letters to Macaulay regarding the Dante Society, and five volumes of Macaulay's notes for a vocabulary of the dialect of Nice.
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1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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Autographs (manuscripts) Etymological dictionaries
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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
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Furness Family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 481
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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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1841-1895
(Bulk: 1871-1892)
Creator:
Miller, G.A.Q. (George A.Q.)
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Captain George A. Q. Miller was a Civil War veteran and a special agent in the United States Post Office Department during the 1870s. This collection, consisting of correspondence, a photograph, and a scrapbook of clippings and notes documents Miller's life, his career in the postal service and as an early proponent of the Civil Service Commission, and his uncertain position within the post-Civil War federal government.
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G. A. Q. Miller papers
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Miller, G.A.Q. (George A.Q.)
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 998
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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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1841-1895
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1871-1892
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Captain George A. Q. Miller was a Civil War veteran and a special agent in the United States Post Office Department during the 1870s. This collection, consisting of correspondence, a photograph, and a scrapbook of clippings and notes documents Miller's life, his career in the postal service and as an early proponent of the Civil Service Commission, and his uncertain position within the post-Civil War federal government.
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1870s 1880s 1890s
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Miller, G.A.Q. (George A.Q.) United States. Post Office Department. United States. President (1869-1877 : Grant). United States. President (1877-1881 : Hayes). United States. President (1881 : Garfield).
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Notes Scrapbooks
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1837-1919
Creator:
Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Henry Boker (1823-1890) was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat whose patriotic writings supported the Union government during the American Civil War. This collection contains letters to and from Boker; a small portion of financial records, largely relating to the publishing of Boker's poetry; and poems, plays and other writings by Boker.
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George H. Boker papers
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Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 661
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1837-1919
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George Henry Boker (1823-1890) was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat whose patriotic writings supported the Union government during the American Civil War. This collection contains letters to and from Boker; a small portion of financial records, largely relating to the publishing of Boker's poetry; and poems, plays and other writings by Boker.
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Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890
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Broadsides (notices) Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Plays (performed works) Poems
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1760-1963
(Bulk: 1840-1950)
Creator:
Block, Gordon A., 1885-1964
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president.
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Gordon Block collection of Lincolniana
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Block, Gordon A., 1885-1964
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 941
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1760-1963
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1840-1950
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Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president.
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Block, Gordon A., 1885-1964 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Pennsylvania. Electoral College. United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). United States. President.
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1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart records
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Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
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1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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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 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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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
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1356
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10 linear feet (20 boxes and one oversized folder)
inclusive date
1575-1991
bulk date
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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1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 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 1980s 1990s
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1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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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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1840-1892
Creator:
Pemberton, J. M., active 1840-1880
Extent: 1 volume (+ 7 leaves)
An oversize volume comprised of culinary and household recipes spanning the years from 1840 to 1892 created by J. M. Pemberton of Leeds, England.
title
J. M. Pemberton recipe book
creator
Pemberton, J. M., active 1840-1880
id
PUSp.Ms. Codex 1957
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume (+ 7 leaves)
inclusive date
1840-1892
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An oversize volume comprised of culinary and household recipes spanning the years from 1840 to 1892 created by J. M. Pemberton of Leeds, England.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Pemberton, J. M., active 1840-1880
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Codices (bound manuscripts) Cookbooks Manuscripts, English--19th century Recipes
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1833-2007
Creator:
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
Extent: 10 linear feet (18 boxes)
A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers
creator
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10 linear feet (18 boxes)
inclusive date
1833-2007
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A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956 Friends' Central School‏. Proctor family Proctor, Josiah Kendall, 1848-1920 Smith College‏. Wallis family
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Correspondence Family papers Genealogies (histories) Negatives (photographic) Photographs School records Scrapbooks
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1712-1914
Creator:
Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921, Creator
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 slip-case)
J.G. Rosengarten (1835-1921) was a Philadelphia lawyer, philanthropist, and history enthusiast with special interests in the role of German and French individuals in the development of and early wars of the United States. He wrote several books and articles on these subjects, and in the course of his research assembled the eponymous collection. The collection will likely be of interest to scholars, particularly those studying the American Revolutionary War and German involvement on both the British and American sides, and French and German foreign relations at the end of the 18th century.
title
J.G. Rosengarten collection
creator
Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921, Creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 959
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 slip-case)
inclusive date
1712-1914
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J.G. Rosengarten (1835-1921) was a Philadelphia lawyer, philanthropist, and history enthusiast with special interests in the role of German and French individuals in the development of and early wars of the United States. He wrote several books and articles on these subjects, and in the course of his research assembled the eponymous collection. The collection will likely be of interest to scholars, particularly those studying the American Revolutionary War and German involvement on both the British and American sides, and French and German foreign relations at the end of the 18th century.
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1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921 United States. Army. United States. Continental Army.
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Correspondence Scrapbooks
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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.
title
John Bartram Association records relating to its foundation and early organization
creator
John Bartram Association.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1779-1937
bulk date
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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1806-1927
(Bulk: 1890-1927)
Creator:
Stewart, John Lammey, 1867-1927
Extent: 0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains the papers of John L. Stewart, an educator and Public Service Commissioner for the state of Pennsylvania. Ranging in date from 1890 to 1927 (with one 1806 newspaper) these letters, newspaper clippings, notes and pamphlets outline the progression of Stewart’s career from principal of the Northeast Manual Training School to professor at, and eventually president of, Lehigh University. Documents concerning a 1926 Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that questioned legality of Stewart’s position on the Public Service Commission are included in this collection, as are many letters of condolence received by Stewart’s wife upon his death.
title
John L. Stewart papers
creator
Stewart, John Lammey, 1867-1927
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1101
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1806-1927
bulk date
1890-1927
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This collection contains the papers of John L. Stewart, an educator and Public Service Commissioner for the state of Pennsylvania. Ranging in date from 1890 to 1927 (with one 1806 newspaper) these letters, newspaper clippings, notes and pamphlets outline the progression of Stewart’s career from principal of the Northeast Manual Training School to professor at, and eventually president of, Lehigh University. Documents concerning a 1926 Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that questioned legality of Stewart’s position on the Public Service Commission are included in this collection, as are many letters of condolence received by Stewart’s wife upon his death.
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1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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English
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Stewart, John Lammey, 1867-1927 Lehigh University. Pennsylvania. Public Service Commission. University of Pennsylvania. Libraries.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Lecture notes Publications (documents) Scrapbooks
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1849-1899
Creator:
Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
Extent: 1 volume (+ 1 photograph, 3 leaves)
An account book kept by John Wilson who lived in Troutbeck and Windermere, Westmorland, England spanning the years from 1849 to 1899. The volume comprises Wilson's recorded business transactions with clients. Wilson's records suggest he was probably a literary agent, editor, and stationer. He was paid for editing, writing, arranging, and printing and was employed by newspapers such as the Kendal Times and the Lake Herald and writers including George Augustus Sala and Eliza Winstanley. Bound at the end of the volume is Reynold's astrological and prophetic almanack for 1849 on sixteen printed pages.
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John Wilson account book
creator
Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
id
PUSp.Ms. Codex 1788
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 volume (+ 1 photograph, 3 leaves)
inclusive date
1849-1899
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An account book kept by John Wilson who lived in Troutbeck and Windermere, Westmorland, England spanning the years from 1849 to 1899. The volume comprises Wilson's recorded business transactions with clients. Wilson's records suggest he was probably a literary agent, editor, and stationer. He was paid for editing, writing, arranging, and printing and was employed by newspapers such as the Kendal Times and the Lake Herald and writers including George Augustus Sala and Eliza Winstanley. Bound at the end of the volume is Reynold's astrological and prophetic almanack for 1849 on sixteen printed pages.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
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Account books Almanacs Codices (bound manuscripts) Correspondence Finding tabs Hybrid books Manuscripts, English--19th century Recipes
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1847-1981
(Bulk: 1927-1978)
Creator:
Wharton School. Lippincott Library.
Extent: 4.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Lippincott Library supports business related research at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Corporate annual reports were originally collected by the library as a resource for business students. These reports typically provide financial information and updates on operations. The collection includes reports of companies from a variety of industries including agriculture, energy, food, and transportation.
title
Lippincott Library collection of corporate annual reports
creator
Wharton School. Lippincott Library.
id
PUSp.Print Collection 38
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
inclusive date
1847-1981
bulk date
1927-1978
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The Lippincott Library supports business related research at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Corporate annual reports were originally collected by the library as a resource for business students. These reports typically provide financial information and updates on operations. The collection includes reports of companies from a variety of industries including agriculture, energy, food, and transportation.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Wharton School. Lippincott Library. Gulf States Utilities Company. Halle Bros. Co. Hershey Foods Corporation. Hess Oil & Chemical Corporation. Magma Copper Company. National Food Products Corporation.
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Annual reports
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1818-1950
(Bulk: 1847-1950)
Extent: 0.33 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of miscellaneous music material, including manuscript scores, printed scores, and printed sheet music. In addition to the music material, there is a letter and a photograph which were sent to Benedict Nenninger.
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Miscellaneous music manuscripts
creator
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1192
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.33 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1818-1950
bulk date
1847-1950
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This is a collection of miscellaneous music material, including manuscript scores, printed scores, and printed sheet music. In addition to the music material, there is a letter and a photograph which were sent to Benedict Nenninger.
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1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Clarke, Hugh Archibald, 1839-1927 Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich, 1798-1874 Krummeich, Paul Stansfield, William Wilson, R. Jacque (Robert Jacque)
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Cabinet photographs Correspondence Scores Sheet music
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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
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 92
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
103 boxes
inclusive date
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)
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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.
title
Robert Montgomery Bird family correspondence
creator
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1074
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1820-1991
bulk date
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
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