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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1850s-1945
Creator:
Dillont, A. Price (Abel Price), 1871-1933
Extent: 3.75 linear feet (5 boxes)
A. Price Dillont (1871-1933) was a printer who worked for paper companies in New York City and state from the 1890s through the 1920s. This collection documents his work in the paper and print industry as well as his family through correspondence; art and advertising work; patent documents; scrapbooks, sample books of blotters, felt, paper, and printing techniques; publications containing and/or relating to his work; and family papers, ephemera, and photographs.
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A. Price Dillont papers
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Dillont, A. Price (Abel Price), 1871-1933
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1376
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.75 linear feet (5 boxes)
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circa 1850s-1945
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A. Price Dillont (1871-1933) was a printer who worked for paper companies in New York City and state from the 1890s through the 1920s. This collection documents his work in the paper and print industry as well as his family through correspondence; art and advertising work; patent documents; scrapbooks, sample books of blotters, felt, paper, and printing techniques; publications containing and/or relating to his work; and family papers, ephemera, and photographs.
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Dillont, A. Price (Abel Price), 1871-1933 Dillont family Dillont, John Francis, 1840-1915
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Cabinet photographs Correspondence Cyanotypes (photographic prints) Family papers Glass plate negatives Memorabilia Negatives (photographic) Photograph albums Photographs Printed ephemera Sample books Scrapbooks Tintypes (prints)
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1797-1851
Creator:
Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887
Archer, John, 1777-1830
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
This collection (1797-1851) contains notebooks kept by three members of the Archer family, a prominent and politically active family of medical doctors based in Harford County, Maryland. The first file contains John Archer Jr.’s notes on materia medica lectures delivered by Benjamin Barton and given at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797 and 1798. A commonplace book (1830-1832) maintained by Henry Wilson Archer, which contains excerpts mostly from history books and poems is the second file. Also included in the collection is an account book (1841-1851) wherein the wheat purchases of Robert Harris Archer were recorded.
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Archer family account books and notebooks
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Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887 Archer, John, 1777-1830
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1120
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1797-1851
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This collection (1797-1851) contains notebooks kept by three members of the Archer family, a prominent and politically active family of medical doctors based in Harford County, Maryland. The first file contains John Archer Jr.’s notes on materia medica lectures delivered by Benjamin Barton and given at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797 and 1798. A commonplace book (1830-1832) maintained by Henry Wilson Archer, which contains excerpts mostly from history books and poems is the second file. Also included in the collection is an account book (1841-1851) wherein the wheat purchases of Robert Harris Archer were recorded.
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Archer, Henry Wilson, 1813-1887 Archer, John, 1777-1830 Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815 University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
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Account books Commonplace books Lecture notes Notebooks
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1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
Creator:
Biddle family.
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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Biddle family papers
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Biddle family.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1351
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
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1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
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The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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Biddle family. Barclay, John, 1749-1816 Biddle, Alfred Alexander, 1885-1967 Biddle, Arthur, 1852-1897 Biddle, Christine Williams, -1861 Biddle, Edith F. Biddle, George W. (George Washington), 1818-1897 Biddle, Gertrude Heckscher, 1894-1942 Biddle, Julia, 1819-1896 Biddle, Julia, 1858-1952 Biddle, Julian Cornell, 1890-1917 Biddle, Maria Cox McMurtrie, 1818-1901 Biddle, Thomas, 1776-1857 Biddle, Thomas, 1814-1888 Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 Thos. A. Biddle & Co. University of Pennsylvania. Yale University.
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Business records Correspondence Diaries Estate records Family papers Financial records Military records Photographs School records Scrapbooks
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1903-1990, undated
Creator:
Winston, Clement
Winston, Sophie Zion, 1902-1986
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (7 boxes )
Clement and Sophie Winston lived and worked in Washington, DC from the 1930s to the 1980s. Clement Winston (1902-1986), a Russian Jewish immigrant worked as an economist at the United States Bureau of the Budget. This collection documents the couple's personal and professional lives through their creative and professional writings, correspondence, household accounts and personal documents, dating from 1903 to 1990.
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Clement and Sophie Winston papers
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Winston, Clement Winston, Sophie Zion, 1902-1986
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1344
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6.5 linear feet (7 boxes )
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1903-1990, undated
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Clement and Sophie Winston lived and worked in Washington, DC from the 1930s to the 1980s. Clement Winston (1902-1986), a Russian Jewish immigrant worked as an economist at the United States Bureau of the Budget. This collection documents the couple's personal and professional lives through their creative and professional writings, correspondence, household accounts and personal documents, dating from 1903 to 1990.
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Winston, Clement Winston, Sophie Zion, 1902-1986 United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Budget. Zion, Mollie B., 1915-2007
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Account books Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Drawings (visual works) Financial records Pencil drawings Poems Poetry Sketches
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1813-1866
Creator:
Cunnington family
Lee family
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The Cunnington and Lee family papers, dating from 1813 to 1866, contain the correspondence of antiquarian William H. Cunnington (1754-1810) of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England and his daughters Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary. The collection also contains the correspondence of William P. Cunnington (1804-1871) and his wife Jane Cook (1808-1872). William P. Cunnington was born in England and immigrated to the United States sometime after 1829. He was leader of the orchestra at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. The familial connection between William H. Cunnington and William P. Cunnington is not clear from the contents of the collection. In addition to the families' letters--which are concerned with family issues such as health, the settling of estates, and travel--the collection contains poems written by, and apparently copied by, the families and a small number of financial documents including estate documents, business ledgers, and receipts for rentals and purchases.
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Cunnington and Lee family papers
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Cunnington family Lee family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1258
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1813-1866
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The Cunnington and Lee family papers, dating from 1813 to 1866, contain the correspondence of antiquarian William H. Cunnington (1754-1810) of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England and his daughters Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary. The collection also contains the correspondence of William P. Cunnington (1804-1871) and his wife Jane Cook (1808-1872). William P. Cunnington was born in England and immigrated to the United States sometime after 1829. He was leader of the orchestra at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. The familial connection between William H. Cunnington and William P. Cunnington is not clear from the contents of the collection. In addition to the families' letters--which are concerned with family issues such as health, the settling of estates, and travel--the collection contains poems written by, and apparently copied by, the families and a small number of financial documents including estate documents, business ledgers, and receipts for rentals and purchases.
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Cunnington family Lee family Cunnington, Jane Cook, 1808-1872 Cunnington, William H., 1754-1810 Cunnington, William P. Lee, Anne Cunnington
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Correspondence Financial records Poems
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1950-2012
Creator:
Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
This collection contains twenty-one letters from Professor Daniel Hoffman (1923-2013), former US Poet Laureate, to Professor Norman Kelvin (1924-2014), dating from 1950 to 2012. These letters document the friendship between Kelvin and Hoffman, their careers, and their personal lives.
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Daniel Hoffman letters to Norman Kelvin
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Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1227
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1950-2012
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This collection contains twenty-one letters from Professor Daniel Hoffman (1923-2013), former US Poet Laureate, to Professor Norman Kelvin (1924-2014), dating from 1950 to 2012. These letters document the friendship between Kelvin and Hoffman, their careers, and their personal lives.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013 Kelvin, Norman
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Correspondence
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1941-1950s, 1975
Creator:
Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (one box)
David Mendelssohn (1915-1999) was a Jewish-American soldier during World War II. This collection documents in a limited way his service during World War II, probably stateside, from his draft to his discharge.
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David Mendelssohn papers relating to World War II
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Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1407
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (one box)
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1941-1950s, 1975
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David Mendelssohn (1915-1999) was a Jewish-American soldier during World War II. This collection documents in a limited way his service during World War II, probably stateside, from his draft to his discharge.
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Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999 United States. Army.
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Administrative records Correspondence Photographs
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1918-1919
Creator:
Rosenblum, David, 1893-1951
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
David Rosenblum (1893-1957) served in the Third Corps of the United States Army during World War I from March 26, 1918, to February 22, 1919, and was overseas in France from September 19, 1918, to February 22, 1919. Rosenblum was a talented jazz pianist and formed a sextet and a comedy duet while overseas. After returning home, Rosenblum became a dry goods merchant, and by 1941, Rosenblum had founded the first radio station in Butler County, WISR. This collection contains letters written by David Rosenblum to his family during his military service in France during World War I.
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David Rosenblum World War I letters
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Rosenblum, David, 1893-1951
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1262
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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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1918-1919
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David Rosenblum (1893-1957) served in the Third Corps of the United States Army during World War I from March 26, 1918, to February 22, 1919, and was overseas in France from September 19, 1918, to February 22, 1919. Rosenblum was a talented jazz pianist and formed a sextet and a comedy duet while overseas. After returning home, Rosenblum became a dry goods merchant, and by 1941, Rosenblum had founded the first radio station in Butler County, WISR. This collection contains letters written by David Rosenblum to his family during his military service in France during World War I.
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1910s
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Rosenblum, David, 1893-1951 Rosenblum, Isaac Samuel, 1867-1947 Rosenblum, Rachel Lidvinosky, 1873-1935 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
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Correspondence Photographs
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1886-1984
(Bulk: 1917-1960)
Creator:
Goldsmith, Enid Frank, 1888-1983
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Enid Frank Goldsmith, the sister of Waldo Frank (1889-1967), was born on March 30, 1888, and died on December 7, 1983. The letters in this collection span several generations and mainly include correspondence between various members of the Frank and Goldsmith families between 1886 and 1984. The majority of the letters are either written to or by Enid Goldsmith between 1917 and 1960. Other prominent writers include Waldo Frank, Julius J. Frank, and Morton Goldsmith.
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Enid Frank Goldsmith letters
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Goldsmith, Enid Frank, 1888-1983
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1213
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1886-1984
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1917-1960
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Enid Frank Goldsmith, the sister of Waldo Frank (1889-1967), was born on March 30, 1888, and died on December 7, 1983. The letters in this collection span several generations and mainly include correspondence between various members of the Frank and Goldsmith families between 1886 and 1984. The majority of the letters are either written to or by Enid Goldsmith between 1917 and 1960. Other prominent writers include Waldo Frank, Julius J. Frank, and Morton Goldsmith.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Goldsmith, Enid Frank, 1888-1983 Frank, Helene Rosenberg Frank, Julius J., 1852- Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Goldsmith, Fannie Goldsmith, Frank Morton, 1921-2004 Goldsmith, Jacob, 1836-1922 Goldsmith, Louise Goldsmith, Morton Naumburg, Nettie Goldsmith, 1865-1930
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Family papers Photographic postcards
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1884-1993
Creator:
Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990, Author
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box + 1 book)
This collection contains letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed. The letters date from 1959 to 1993 and document the private and professional activities of Lewis and Sophia Mumford. A family photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families is also included.
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Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material
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Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990, Author Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1072
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.42 linear feet (1 box + 1 book)
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1884-1993
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This collection contains letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed. The letters date from 1959 to 1993 and document the private and professional activities of Lewis and Sophia Mumford. A family photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families is also included.
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Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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circa 1850-1907
Creator:
Safford family
Extent: 1 volume
The Safford family descends from the Buell and Norton families, who emigrated to America prior to the American Revolution. This volume, entitled Fanny Sententious and dating circa 1850 to 1907, consists of newspaper clippings of poetry, religious tracts, and family history for the Buell, Norton, Safford and Squires families. There are some pressed flowers and a few photographs, but the vast majority of the material is clippings from unidentified and undated newspapers. The volume is divided into two main segments, poetry and family history.
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Fanny Sententious, Volume 1
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Safford family
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PUSp.AC85.A100.885s
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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circa 1850-1907
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The Safford family descends from the Buell and Norton families, who emigrated to America prior to the American Revolution. This volume, entitled Fanny Sententious and dating circa 1850 to 1907, consists of newspaper clippings of poetry, religious tracts, and family history for the Buell, Norton, Safford and Squires families. There are some pressed flowers and a few photographs, but the vast majority of the material is clippings from unidentified and undated newspapers. The volume is divided into two main segments, poetry and family history.
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Safford family Safford family
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Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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1935-1946
Creator:
Davis, Florence, 1909-
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Florence Davis (born 1909) was the wife of Russell Deaner (1905-1935) and Worth L. Davis and the mother of Forrest (1928-2001). These papers document her life, largely through correspondence with her family and friends and through the educational papers of her son.
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Florence Davis papers
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Davis, Florence, 1909-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 887
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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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1935-1946
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Florence Davis (born 1909) was the wife of Russell Deaner (1905-1935) and Worth L. Davis and the mother of Forrest (1928-2001). These papers document her life, largely through correspondence with her family and friends and through the educational papers of her son.
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1930s 1940s
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Davis, Florence, 1909- Deaner, Forrest Girard College.
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Correspondence School records
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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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Wharton, Francis Willing Lockwood, 1869-1966 Wharton, Henry, 1867-1933
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Correspondence Family papers
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circa 1940-1948, 1966
Creator:
Weise, Frank, 1918-2003
Weiss, Helen, 1920-1948
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Helen Weiss (1920-1948) was a Philadelphia composer and musician who worked in South America teaching and performing music. This collection documents the last eight years of Helen Weiss's life through letters to her brother, Frank; her educational and musical achievements; and recordings of her work; as well as her legacy as a musician after her death at age 28.
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Frank Weise collection of Helen Weiss papers
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Weise, Frank, 1918-2003 Weiss, Helen, 1920-1948
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1399
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
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circa 1940-1948, 1966
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Helen Weiss (1920-1948) was a Philadelphia composer and musician who worked in South America teaching and performing music. This collection documents the last eight years of Helen Weiss's life through letters to her brother, Frank; her educational and musical achievements; and recordings of her work; as well as her legacy as a musician after her death at age 28.
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Audiovisual materials Composition (artistic arrangement) Concert programs Correspondence Obituaries School yearbooks Scores
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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
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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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1875-1963
Creator:
Norris, George William, 1875-1965
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
George William Norris (1975-1963) was a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and chief of Medical Service at the Pennsylvania Hospital. After a successful career and a period of overseas service with the Medical Corps during the first World War, Norris retired to a country house in northeast Pennsylvania. There, Norris was able to dedicate himself to his greatest interests: photography and family history. This collection contains four scrapbooks (1875-1963) compiled by Norris which feature many photographic portraits of Norris family members and landscapes of the Pennsylvania countryside. The scrapbooks also contain background information about Norris’ family and one scrapbook is filled with some of George Norris’ correspondence, certificates of membership to philanthropic and academic societies, and other papers. This collection also includes a short account of a 1963 Christmas trip to Guatemala.
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George W. Norris scrapbooks and photograph albums
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Norris, George William, 1875-1965
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1121
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1875-1963
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George William Norris (1975-1963) was a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and chief of Medical Service at the Pennsylvania Hospital. After a successful career and a period of overseas service with the Medical Corps during the first World War, Norris retired to a country house in northeast Pennsylvania. There, Norris was able to dedicate himself to his greatest interests: photography and family history. This collection contains four scrapbooks (1875-1963) compiled by Norris which feature many photographic portraits of Norris family members and landscapes of the Pennsylvania countryside. The scrapbooks also contain background information about Norris’ family and one scrapbook is filled with some of George Norris’ correspondence, certificates of membership to philanthropic and academic societies, and other papers. This collection also includes a short account of a 1963 Christmas trip to Guatemala.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Norris, George William, 1875-1965 Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Mutual Assurance Company for Insuring Houses from Loss by Fire. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
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Photograph albums Scrapbooks
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1920-2001
Creator:
Wolfert family
Extent: 33 linear feet (35 boxes)
This collection includes material related to the lives and work of Helen (1901-1985), Ira (1908-1997), and Michael Wolfert (1936-2001). It contains correspondence between the family and others; manuscripts by all three subjects, as well as others; financial documents; personal documents; photos taken by and of the family; newspaper clippings collected by Helen and Ira; and notes and miscellanea from all three subjects.
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Helen, Ira, and Michael Wolfert papers
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Wolfert family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1313
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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33 linear feet (35 boxes)
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1920-2001
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This collection includes material related to the lives and work of Helen (1901-1985), Ira (1908-1997), and Michael Wolfert (1936-2001). It contains correspondence between the family and others; manuscripts by all three subjects, as well as others; financial documents; personal documents; photos taken by and of the family; newspaper clippings collected by Helen and Ira; and notes and miscellanea from all three subjects.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Wolfert family Wolfert, Helen X. Herschdorfer -- Archives Wolfert, Ira, 1908-1997 -- Archives Wolfert, Michael
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Family papers Financial records Negatives (photographic) Notes Photographs Writings (documents)
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1910-1972
Creator:
Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
This is a collection of materials from the life of James Kay Felker (1922-1998) providing insight into the thoughts of a young man in the United States Navy during World War II and supplemented by extensive documentation between these two parties. A fair amount of Felker's personal life is captured here as well, through general correspondence, educational information, family photographs and general ephemera.
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James Kay Felker papers
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Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988
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PUSp.Ms. Coll.1272
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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 and 1 oversized folder)
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1910-1972
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This is a collection of materials from the life of James Kay Felker (1922-1998) providing insight into the thoughts of a young man in the United States Navy during World War II and supplemented by extensive documentation between these two parties. A fair amount of Felker's personal life is captured here as well, through general correspondence, educational information, family photographs and general ephemera.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988 Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988 United States. Navy.
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Correspondence Diaries Family papers Military records Photographs School records
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1916-1983
Creator:
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Extent: 800 linear feet
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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James T. Farrell papers
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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800 linear feet
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1916-1983
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Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
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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
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (18 boxes)
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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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1983-2003
Creator:
Blumenreich, Julia
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Julia Blumenreich is a Philadelphia-based poet and editor of the poetry journal 6ix. This collection documents her work as a poet as well as her editorship of 6ix from 1991 to 1998. To a lesser degree, the collection touches on her personal and family life with her husband Gilbert Ott (1950-2004) and her daughter Willa.
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Julia Blumenreich papers
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Blumenreich, Julia
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 928
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1983-2003
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Julia Blumenreich is a Philadelphia-based poet and editor of the poetry journal 6ix. This collection documents her work as a poet as well as her editorship of 6ix from 1991 to 1998. To a lesser degree, the collection touches on her personal and family life with her husband Gilbert Ott (1950-2004) and her daughter Willa.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Blumenreich, Julia Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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Correspondence Poems
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1770-1891, circa 1932
Creator:
Levis, Samuel Garret, 1812-1891
Lobb, Isaac
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Beginning in the late eighteenth century, the Levis family of Delaware County, Pennsylvania owned and operated mills, manufacturing first paper and then cotton. This collection of Levis family papers contains a variety of documents including correspondence, bills, contracts, estate records and newspaper clippings, dating from 1770 to around 1932. When possible, the papers have been arranged by the creator of the material, or the Levis family member to whom they most directly relate.
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Levis family papers
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Levis, Samuel Garret, 1812-1891 Lobb, Isaac
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1282
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet
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1770-1891, circa 1932
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Beginning in the late eighteenth century, the Levis family of Delaware County, Pennsylvania owned and operated mills, manufacturing first paper and then cotton. This collection of Levis family papers contains a variety of documents including correspondence, bills, contracts, estate records and newspaper clippings, dating from 1770 to around 1932. When possible, the papers have been arranged by the creator of the material, or the Levis family member to whom they most directly relate.
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Levis, Samuel Garret, 1812-1891 Lobb, Isaac Samuel G. Levis & Son.
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Business records Clippings (information artifacts) Estate inventories Estate records Family papers Financial records Invitations Ledgers (account books) Legal documents Receipts (financial records)
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1880-2004
(Bulk: 1898-1975)
Creator:
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
Extent: 134 boxes
The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs; and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
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Mahler-Werfel papers
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 575
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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134 boxes
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1880-2004
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1898-1975
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The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs; and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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German
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945 Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Memorabilia Photographs Poems Writings (documents)
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1935-1936
Creator:
Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Margaret Deland (1857-1945) was American novelist and poet. This collection includes the original manuscript and drafts for Deland’s final book, Golden Yesterdays, a memoir published in 1941 when she was 84 years old and which follows her early life from her teens through her courtship and relationship with her husband, Lorin Deland.
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Margaret Deland manuscript and draft of Golden Yesterdays
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Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1287
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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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1935-1936
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Margaret Deland (1857-1945) was American novelist and poet. This collection includes the original manuscript and drafts for Deland’s final book, Golden Yesterdays, a memoir published in 1941 when she was 84 years old and which follows her early life from her teens through her courtship and relationship with her husband, Lorin Deland.
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1930s
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English
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Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945 Deland, Lorin F., (Lorin Fuller), 1855-1917 Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945
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Drafts (documents) Manuscripts (document genre) Memoirs Typescripts
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1889-1965
Creator:
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
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Mitchell and Day family papers
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Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1221
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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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1889-1965
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The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
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English
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Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935 Day, Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell, 1902-1972 Day, Kenneth Mackenzie, 1901-1958 Massey, George Valentine, II, 1903-1984 Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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Family papers Genealogies (histories) Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Plays (performed works)
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