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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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1855-1983
Creator:
Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-
Extent: 32 boxes (412 folders, 5 scrapbooks, and 1 portfolio)
The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Arthur Huff Fauset papers
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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32 boxes (412 folders, 5 scrapbooks, and 1 portfolio)
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1855-1983
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The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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English
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899- Fauset, Jessie Redmon Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940
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Articles Autobiographies Drafts (documents) Essays Ledgers (account books) Scrapbooks
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1850-1953
Creator:
Bancroft, Addison
Bancroft, Bessie, 1878-
Bancroft, Henry
Bancroft, Marie A.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
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Bancroft family papers
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Bancroft, Addison Bancroft, Bessie, 1878- Bancroft, Henry Bancroft, Marie A.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 627
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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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1850-1953
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The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
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Bancroft, Addison Bancroft, Bessie, 1878- Bancroft, Henry Bancroft, Marie A. Childs, George William, 1829-1894
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Correspondence Diaries Family papers Leases Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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1852-1948
Creator:
Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934
Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889-
Bartholomew, William H., 1832-
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Bartholomew family scrapbook collection consists of five volumes compiled by Ethel C. Bartholomew (born 1889), William H. Bartholomew (born 1832), and Sallie Apt Bartholomew (1863-1934). These scrapbooks document the theatrical careers of the Bartholomews from the early 1870s to the late 1940s and include photographs of the Bartholomew family and unnamed people, notices and reviews of performances, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and notes.
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Bartholomew family theatrical scrapbooks
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Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934 Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889- Bartholomew, William H., 1832-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1029
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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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1852-1948
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The Bartholomew family scrapbook collection consists of five volumes compiled by Ethel C. Bartholomew (born 1889), William H. Bartholomew (born 1832), and Sallie Apt Bartholomew (1863-1934). These scrapbooks document the theatrical careers of the Bartholomews from the early 1870s to the late 1940s and include photographs of the Bartholomew family and unnamed people, notices and reviews of performances, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and notes.
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English
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Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934 Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889- Bartholomew, William H., 1832- Edwin Forrest Home
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Clippings (information artifacts) Photographs Playbills Scrapbooks
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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
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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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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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1857-1894
Creator:
Birmingham Law Students' Society.
Extent: 3 boxes (.50 linear foot)
Four volumes spanning the years from 1857 to 1894 concerning the Birmingham Law Students' Society in England. The Society was founded in 1848. The volumes contain printed meeting agendas, moot court subjects, lists of members, programs, menus, and tickets. A handwritten catalog of the Society's library is included.
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Birmingham Law Students' Society records
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Birmingham Law Students' Society.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1357
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3 boxes (.50 linear foot)
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1857-1894
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Four volumes spanning the years from 1857 to 1894 concerning the Birmingham Law Students' Society in England. The Society was founded in 1848. The volumes contain printed meeting agendas, moot court subjects, lists of members, programs, menus, and tickets. A handwritten catalog of the Society's library is included.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Birmingham Law Students' Society.
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Agendas (administrative records) Blank forms Book catalogs Clippings (information artifacts) Manuscripts, English--19th century Menus Programs
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1861-1937
(Bulk: 1869-1870)
Creator:
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903) was a humorist and folklorist from Philadelphia. The collection consists of fourteen illustrated letters written to George Henry Boker which document one year of Leland's trip to Europe from 1869 to 1870; transcriptions of the letters; and an article by donor and scholar Sculley Bradley about the collection.
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Charles Godfrey Leland letters to George Henry Boker
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Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1070
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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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1861-1937
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1869-1870
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Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903) was a humorist and folklorist from Philadelphia. The collection consists of fourteen illustrated letters written to George Henry Boker which document one year of Leland's trip to Europe from 1869 to 1870; transcriptions of the letters; and an article by donor and scholar Sculley Bradley about the collection.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1860s 1870s
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English
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Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903 Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890
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Correspondence Illuminations (visual works) Sketches
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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
repository
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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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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1860-1963
Creator:
Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976
Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1027
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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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1860-1963
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The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 James, Henry, 1843-1916 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1858-1951
Creator:
John Cottrell's Charity.
Extent: 1 volume
A ledger containing an account of receipts, disbursements, and yearly accountin of funds for John Cottrell's Charity spanning the years from 1858 to 1951. The charity supported housing for widows in the Parish of Yardley, Worcestershire.
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Cottrell's Charity accounts, Yardley
creator
John Cottrell's Charity.
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1926
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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1858-1951
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A ledger containing an account of receipts, disbursements, and yearly accountin of funds for John Cottrell's Charity spanning the years from 1858 to 1951. The charity supported housing for widows in the Parish of Yardley, Worcestershire.
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John Cottrell's Charity.
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Account books Codices (bound manuscripts) Manuscripts, English--19th century Manuscripts, English--20th century
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1858-1918
Creator:
Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Emma Josephine Brazier (1867-1953) was a Philadelphian who followed the theater and opera scene. Her scrapbooks consist of three volumes that contain playbills, theater and opera advertisements, and actors' photographs and cards from 19th centuryand early 20th century in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Emma Josephine Brazier theater and opera scrapbooks
creator
Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1149
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1858-1918
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Emma Josephine Brazier (1867-1953) was a Philadelphian who followed the theater and opera scene. Her scrapbooks consist of three volumes that contain playbills, theater and opera advertisements, and actors' photographs and cards from 19th centuryand early 20th century in Philadelphia and New York City.
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English
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Brazier, Emma Josephine, 1867-1953 Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.). Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Cabinet photographs Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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1856-1945
Creator:
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
Extent: 7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
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Felix E. Schelling papers
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Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1118
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1856-1945
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Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
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Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945 Burr, Charles W. (Charles Walts), 1861-1944 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Financial records Printed ephemera Research notes Scrapbooks Speeches Theater programs Writings (documents)
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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
repository
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
creator
Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 957
repository
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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English
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Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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Autographs (manuscripts) Etymological dictionaries
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1852-1923
Creator:
Wharton, Francis Willing Lockwood, 1869-1966
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Francis Willing Lockwood Wharton (1869-1966) was a Philadelphia based woman who was married to Henry Wharton Jr. This collection of papers documents their courtship in 1890, and contains various familial correspondences throughout the early twentieth century.
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Francis Willing Lockwood Wharton family letters
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Wharton, Francis Willing Lockwood, 1869-1966
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1309
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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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1852-1923
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Francis Willing Lockwood Wharton (1869-1966) was a Philadelphia based woman who was married to Henry Wharton Jr. This collection of papers documents their courtship in 1890, and contains various familial correspondences throughout the early twentieth century.
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English
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Wharton, Francis Willing Lockwood, 1869-1966 Wharton, Henry, 1867-1933
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Correspondence Family papers
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1859-1908
Creator:
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Frederic Mayer Bird (son of the author Robert Montgomery Bird) was a Lutheran minister, later Episcopalian priest, and professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He wrote and published extensively on sacred topics, most notably on hymns and hymnology, and also wrote novels and other secular texts. He contributed to many periodicals and served as editor for Lippincott's Magazine, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine. These papers represent a range of Bird's drafts in manuscript and proof form, supplemented by a modest amount of correspondence. Best represented are his sermons and his contributions to Lippincott's Magazine.
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Frederic Mayer Bird papers
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1116
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1859-1908
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Frederic Mayer Bird (son of the author Robert Montgomery Bird) was a Lutheran minister, later Episcopalian priest, and professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He wrote and published extensively on sacred topics, most notably on hymns and hymnology, and also wrote novels and other secular texts. He contributed to many periodicals and served as editor for Lippincott's Magazine, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine. These papers represent a range of Bird's drafts in manuscript and proof form, supplemented by a modest amount of correspondence. Best represented are his sermons and his contributions to Lippincott's Magazine.
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English
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Galley proofs Sermons Speeches Writings (documents)
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1861-1898
Creator:
Bell, F. R. (Frederick Robinson), 1838?-1898
Extent: 1 volume
A volume comprised of formulas written by English chemist and druggist Frederick Robinson Bell spanning the years from 1861-1898. The formulas in the volume were used for medicinal, hygienic, and household purposes.
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Frederick Robinson Bell pharmaceutical recipe book
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Bell, F. R. (Frederick Robinson), 1838?-1898
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1941
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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1861-1898
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A volume comprised of formulas written by English chemist and druggist Frederick Robinson Bell spanning the years from 1861-1898. The formulas in the volume were used for medicinal, hygienic, and household purposes.
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Bell, F. R. (Frederick Robinson), 1838?-1898
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Finding tabs Formularies (Medicine) Manuscripts, English--19th century Prescriptions Recipes
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1862-1936
Creator:
Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941
Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Frothingham and Roberts families were joined when Mary Foster Frothingham (1863-1934) and George Wood Bissell Roberts (1859-1941) were married on February 10, 1886. This collection documents three generations of the Frothingham family of Massachusetts and the Roberts family of Philadelphia and Riverton, New Jersey. The bulk of the material consists of extended family correspondence dating from 1862 to 1936 to and or from George W.B. Roberts and his wife Mary Foster Frothingham Roberts.
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Frothingham and Roberts family papers
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Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941 Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1277
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1862-1936
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The Frothingham and Roberts families were joined when Mary Foster Frothingham (1863-1934) and George Wood Bissell Roberts (1859-1941) were married on February 10, 1886. This collection documents three generations of the Frothingham family of Massachusetts and the Roberts family of Philadelphia and Riverton, New Jersey. The bulk of the material consists of extended family correspondence dating from 1862 to 1936 to and or from George W.B. Roberts and his wife Mary Foster Frothingham Roberts.
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Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941 Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934 Clay, Elizabeth Bissell Roberts, 1893-1982 Clay, Robert C. (Robert Chesterfield), 1891- Frothingham, Elmira Sophia Rice, 1828-1920 Frothingham, Ephraim L. (Ephraim Langdon) Roberts, Waters Dewees, 1865-1936
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Autograph albums Correspondence Photograph albums Photographs
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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
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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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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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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