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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1755-1803
Creator:
Smith, William, 1727-1803
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
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William Smith papers
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Smith, William, 1727-1803
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 599
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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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1755-1803
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Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
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Smith, William, 1727-1803 College, Academy, and Charitable Schools of Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Lecture notes Lectures Legal documents Minutes (administrative records) Sermons Speeches
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1775-1816
Creator:
Hollier, Victor
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Victor Hollier was the commissary of the directoire and juge de paix in Fanjeaux in the Carcassonne region in southwestern France. This collection contains papers and letters that were in the possession of Hollier. In most cases, the items appear to be copies of official documents and reports concerned with the administration of Fanjeaux during the revolution.
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Victor Hollier correspondence
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Hollier, Victor
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 698
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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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1775-1816
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Victor Hollier was the commissary of the directoire and juge de paix in Fanjeaux in the Carcassonne region in southwestern France. This collection contains papers and letters that were in the possession of Hollier. In most cases, the items appear to be copies of official documents and reports concerned with the administration of Fanjeaux during the revolution.
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1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s
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Hollier, Victor
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Administrative records Legal documents Manuscripts, European Manuscripts, French--18th century Manuscripts, French--19th century
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1899-1961
(Bulk: 1928-1952)
Creator:
Dreiser, Vera
Extent: 13 linear feet (31 boxes)
Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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Vera Dreiser papers
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Dreiser, Vera
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1216
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13 linear feet (31 boxes)
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1899-1961
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1928-1952
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Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Estate records Family papers Legal documents Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1972-2017, undated
Creator:
Teacher, Stuart
Extent: 7 linear feet (10 containers)
This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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Stuart Teacher collection of significant items in the history of Running Press
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Teacher, Stuart
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1333
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7 linear feet (10 containers)
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1972-2017, undated
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This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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Teacher, Stuart Running Press Teacher, Lawrence, -2014
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Appointment books Business records Financial records Legal documents Minutes (Records)
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circa 1866-2013, bulk 1965-1990
Creator:
Teacher, Stuart
Extent: 5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
This collection, dating from 1866 to 2013, contains published works, personal papers, business records and ephemera assembled by Stuart “Buz” Teacher, who founded Running Press with his brother, Lawrence “Larry” Teacher in 1972. Published works that inspired Running Press in its early years are included herein, along with documents that pertain to the publishing house's subsequent growth and sale to the Perseus Books Group in 2002. Around 1983, the Teacher brothers began restoring a townhouse at 125 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia; the documentation of this process is also included in the collection.
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Stuart Teacher collection of Running Press material
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Teacher, Stuart
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1209
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
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circa 1866-2013, bulk 1965-1990
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This collection, dating from 1866 to 2013, contains published works, personal papers, business records and ephemera assembled by Stuart “Buz” Teacher, who founded Running Press with his brother, Lawrence “Larry” Teacher in 1972. Published works that inspired Running Press in its early years are included herein, along with documents that pertain to the publishing house's subsequent growth and sale to the Perseus Books Group in 2002. Around 1983, the Teacher brothers began restoring a townhouse at 125 South 22nd Street in Philadelphia; the documentation of this process is also included in the collection.
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Teacher, Stuart Bullitt, John C. (John Christian), 1824-1902 Perseus Publishing. Running Press Teacher, Lawrence, -2014
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Architectural drawings (visual works) Business records Legal documents Notebooks Photograph albums Photographs School records
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1953-1960
Creator:
Dechert, Robert
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, and reference materials related to litigation in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the ownership of the William Clark papers. William Clark (1770-1838) led the 1803 to 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition with Meriwether Lewis.
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Robert Dechert collection of litigation papers regarding the ownership of the William Clark papers
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Dechert, Robert
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1092
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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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1953-1960
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The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, and reference materials related to litigation in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the ownership of the William Clark papers. William Clark (1770-1838) led the 1803 to 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition with Meriwether Lewis.
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1950s 1960s
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English
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Dechert, Robert Clark, William, 1770-1838
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents
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1912-1984
(Bulk: 1933-1972)
Creator:
Colum, Mary
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
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Padraic and Mary Colum papers
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Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 989
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
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1912-1984
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1933-1972
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Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 Greene, Emmet, 1915-1984 United States. War Shipping Administration. Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978
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Biographies Correspondence Drafts (documents) Estate records Financial records Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memoirs Photographs Poems Printed ephemera Typescripts
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circa 1820-1994
Creator:
Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
Extent: 126 boxes
The correspondence and business records of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia contain minutes of its earliest meetings; the membership, repertoire, and organization of its orchestra and chorus; information regarding financial relief afforded to its professional members and their families; programs and other materials related to the history of Musical Fund Hall (1848-1982); committee files; financial records; photographs of portraits painted by John Clarendon Darley, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Charles Willson Peale, and others; and administrative records for the Musical Fund Society Foundation, a separate corporation formed in 1983.
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Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia records
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Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 90
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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126 boxes
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circa 1820-1994
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The correspondence and business records of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia contain minutes of its earliest meetings; the membership, repertoire, and organization of its orchestra and chorus; information regarding financial relief afforded to its professional members and their families; programs and other materials related to the history of Musical Fund Hall (1848-1982); committee files; financial records; photographs of portraits painted by John Clarendon Darley, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Charles Willson Peale, and others; and administrative records for the Musical Fund Society Foundation, a separate corporation formed in 1983.
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Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia. Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945 Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Financial records Legal documents Memorabilia Photographs
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1980-2011
Creator:
Luber, Gilbert, -1999
Luber, Shirley
Extent: 0.5 linear foot ((1 box))
Gilbert Luber (1918-1999) and his wife Shirley Luber collected and sold traditional and contemporary Japanese prints at the Gilbert Luber Gallery in Philadelphia from 1980 to 2000. They also founded and ran the Japan Group II, an interest group relating to the arts and culture of Japan. This collection documents the administration of the Japan Group II and includes records relating to event planning, financial planning, group chronology, legal records, meeting minutes, member obituaries, membership lists, newsletters, notices and group correspondence, and photographs.
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Luber collection of Japan Group II material
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Luber, Gilbert, -1999 Luber, Shirley
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1326
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear foot ((1 box))
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1980-2011
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Gilbert Luber (1918-1999) and his wife Shirley Luber collected and sold traditional and contemporary Japanese prints at the Gilbert Luber Gallery in Philadelphia from 1980 to 2000. They also founded and ran the Japan Group II, an interest group relating to the arts and culture of Japan. This collection documents the administration of the Japan Group II and includes records relating to event planning, financial planning, group chronology, legal records, meeting minutes, member obituaries, membership lists, newsletters, notices and group correspondence, and photographs.
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1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Luber, Gilbert, -1999 Luber, Shirley Japan Group II.
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Financial records Legal documents Membership lists Newsletters Photographs
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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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1897-1931, undated
Creator:
Catharine, Joseph W., 1857-1936
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Joseph W. Catharine papers contain records, correspondence and legal documents dating from 1897 to 1931, which relate to the litigation of the Thomas W. Evans estate. Although Dr. Evans, a wealthy dentist, left a clear last will and testament, it took about sixteen years for his estate to be administered due to a string of legal battles between the heirs, executors and City of Philadelphia (represented by Catharine in his capacity as Assistant City Solicitor). The collection includes professional correspondence, legal notes and memoranda, formal legal documents filed by name of court, the records of the Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society, and the financial records of the estate’s dispensation.
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Joseph W. Catharine papers regarding the Thomas W. Evans estate
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Catharine, Joseph W., 1857-1936
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1232
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
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1897-1931, undated
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The Joseph W. Catharine papers contain records, correspondence and legal documents dating from 1897 to 1931, which relate to the litigation of the Thomas W. Evans estate. Although Dr. Evans, a wealthy dentist, left a clear last will and testament, it took about sixteen years for his estate to be administered due to a string of legal battles between the heirs, executors and City of Philadelphia (represented by Catharine in his capacity as Assistant City Solicitor). The collection includes professional correspondence, legal notes and memoranda, formal legal documents filed by name of court, the records of the Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society, and the financial records of the estate’s dispensation.
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Catharine, Joseph W., 1857-1936 Evans, Thomas Wiltberger, 1823-1897 Jones, J. Levering Kinsey, John L. Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society. University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Estate records Financial records Legal documents Legal files
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1775-1824
Creator:
Lingaud, Jean-Baptiste, b. 1760
Extent: 4 boxes (+ map case drawer)
The collection comprises 492 items dating from 1775 to 1824: among these are letters, municipal documents, police records, trial transcripts, and some of Lingaud’s personal papers. The pre-Revolutionary documents mainly include bureaucratic correspondence between Limoges and the court in Versailles and Paris. After 1792 there emerges a vast number of name lists and secret surveillance records as well as arrest warrants for aristocrats and their sympathizers. Most notable in this part of the collection are letters and documents from the Revolutionary Committee and the Surveillance Committee.
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Jean-Baptiste Lingaud papers
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Lingaud, Jean-Baptiste, b. 1760
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 515
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes (+ map case drawer)
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1775-1824
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The collection comprises 492 items dating from 1775 to 1824: among these are letters, municipal documents, police records, trial transcripts, and some of Lingaud’s personal papers. The pre-Revolutionary documents mainly include bureaucratic correspondence between Limoges and the court in Versailles and Paris. After 1792 there emerges a vast number of name lists and secret surveillance records as well as arrest warrants for aristocrats and their sympathizers. Most notable in this part of the collection are letters and documents from the Revolutionary Committee and the Surveillance Committee.
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1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s
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French
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Lingaud, Jean-Baptiste, b. 1760
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Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, French--18th century Manuscripts, French--19th century
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1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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circa 1875-1909
Creator:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, Compiler
Extent: 56 boxes (+ 1 map drawer folder)
Henry Charles Lea’s extensive research on the Inquisition produced works of such breadth and detail that they continue to be essential references for contemporary researchers. Lea’s general level of mastery of archives from all over Europe and his ability to read source material in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German, make it difficult for subsequent scholarship to rival that in his works, published over a hundred years ago. This collection contains copies of the archival material which Lea drew upon heavily in the preparation of his books. These copies, made and sent to Lea from various European archives, were donated to the University of Pennsylvania as part of Lea’s library.
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Henry Charles Lea research collection on the Inquisition
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, Compiler
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 729
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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56 boxes (+ 1 map drawer folder)
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circa 1875-1909
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Henry Charles Lea’s extensive research on the Inquisition produced works of such breadth and detail that they continue to be essential references for contemporary researchers. Lea’s general level of mastery of archives from all over Europe and his ability to read source material in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German, make it difficult for subsequent scholarship to rival that in his works, published over a hundred years ago. This collection contains copies of the archival material which Lea drew upon heavily in the preparation of his books. These copies, made and sent to Lea from various European archives, were donated to the University of Pennsylvania as part of Lea’s library.
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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Government records Legal documents Manuscripts, Italian--19th century Manuscripts, Latin--19th century Manuscripts, Spanish--19th century Transcripts
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1533-1866
Creator:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Henry Charles Lea was a Philadelphian publisher, civil and public rights activist, mathematician, and and ecclesiastical historian. This collection consists of original manuscripts including trial records, correspondence, a discourse, an edict, a royal proclamation and unidentified French documents.
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Henry Charles Lea collection of Inquisition manuscripts
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 728
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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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1533-1866
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Henry Charles Lea was a Philadelphian publisher, civil and public rights activist, mathematician, and and ecclesiastical historian. This collection consists of original manuscripts including trial records, correspondence, a discourse, an edict, a royal proclamation and unidentified French documents.
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1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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Correspondence Government records Legal documents Manuscripts, European Manuscripts, French--16th century Manuscripts, French--17th century Manuscripts, Italian--16th century Manuscripts, Italian--17th century Manuscripts, Renaissance Manuscripts, Spanish--16th century Manuscripts, Spanish--19th century Notarial documents
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1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
creator
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
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1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
title
Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
bulk date
1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1921-1970
(Bulk: 1950-1968)
Creator:
Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
George W. Taylor (1901-1972) was a professor at Wharton for over 30 years. During that time, he became an influential expert in the field of industrial relations, including arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. This collection is composed of materials relating to the many cases on which he served as a board member, arbitrator or adviser. The numerous letters of commendations, awards and other praise are preserved here as well. Very little in this collection relates to his equally long and important career as a professor at Wharton.
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George W. Taylor papers
creator
Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1210
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
inclusive date
1921-1970
bulk date
1950-1968
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George W. Taylor (1901-1972) was a professor at Wharton for over 30 years. During that time, he became an influential expert in the field of industrial relations, including arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. This collection is composed of materials relating to the many cases on which he served as a board member, arbitrator or adviser. The numerous letters of commendations, awards and other praise are preserved here as well. Very little in this collection relates to his equally long and important career as a professor at Wharton.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1950s 1960s
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English
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Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972 Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Kaiser Steel Corporation.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Photographs Sketches
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1437-1804
Extent: 5 boxes
Collection concerning Florentine families, organizations, trades, and industries covering the years 1437-1804. The documents that compose the collection are divided into two broad sections, one dedicated to families and organizations, and the other to subjects. The former, arranged alphabetically by name, then chronologically for each family or organization, features documents pertaining to about 130 among the most important Florentine families, as well as institutions such as the Monte di pietà and the hospital of Santa Maria Novella (referred to as Spedale). The families that are best-known in the collection include the Acciaiuoli, Altoviti, Antinori, Corsi, Corsini, Guadagni, Rucellai, Salviati, and Strozzi; the best-represented families in the collection are the Amadori, Capponi, Cassi, Lapini, and Ricciardi. A small number of documents containing information on 3 ships is also present. The latter, arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within each subject, is comprised, for the most part, of numerous kinds financial documents (including accounts, receipts, orders, payments, etc.), and documents related to different aspects of rural life and farm management (such as the purchase of cattle and grains). Other subjects include the guilds of Florence, especially the one of the lanaoioli, wool workers, and that of the setaioli, silk weavers; iron trade; and business relations between Florence and England and Florence and the Netherlands.
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Florentine documents and correspondence collection
creator
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 761
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5 boxes
inclusive date
1437-1804
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Collection concerning Florentine families, organizations, trades, and industries covering the years 1437-1804. The documents that compose the collection are divided into two broad sections, one dedicated to families and organizations, and the other to subjects. The former, arranged alphabetically by name, then chronologically for each family or organization, features documents pertaining to about 130 among the most important Florentine families, as well as institutions such as the Monte di pietà and the hospital of Santa Maria Novella (referred to as Spedale). The families that are best-known in the collection include the Acciaiuoli, Altoviti, Antinori, Corsi, Corsini, Guadagni, Rucellai, Salviati, and Strozzi; the best-represented families in the collection are the Amadori, Capponi, Cassi, Lapini, and Ricciardi. A small number of documents containing information on 3 ships is also present. The latter, arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within each subject, is comprised, for the most part, of numerous kinds financial documents (including accounts, receipts, orders, payments, etc.), and documents related to different aspects of rural life and farm management (such as the purchase of cattle and grains). Other subjects include the guilds of Florence, especially the one of the lanaoioli, wool workers, and that of the setaioli, silk weavers; iron trade; and business relations between Florence and England and Florence and the Netherlands.
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1430s 1440s 1450s 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s
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Acciaiuoli family Altoviti family Amadori family Antinori family Capponi family Cassi family Corsi family Corsini family Guadagni family Lapini family Ricciardi family Rucellai family Salviati family Strozzi family
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Accounts Credit records Genealogies (histories) Inventories Legal documents Manuscripts, European Manuscripts, Italian--15th century Manuscripts, Italian--16th century Manuscripts, Italian--17th century Manuscripts, Italian--18th century Manuscripts, Italian--19th century Manuscripts, Renaissance Notarial documents Statutes and codes
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1592-1810
Extent: 1 box
This collection contains 52 assorted English legal documents. Most are brief transactional records attesting to land sales, contracts, or estate settlements. Though mostly unrelated, there are a few small groups of connected documents, such as the five certificates of payment by Captain Roger Martin to various parties executed during December 1685. Beyond these transactional documents are a 1679 record of arguments before the Privy Council as well as a 1770 warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Gwyn, an Ipswich medical doctor.
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English legal documents collection
creator
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 910
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 box
inclusive date
1592-1810
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This collection contains 52 assorted English legal documents. Most are brief transactional records attesting to land sales, contracts, or estate settlements. Though mostly unrelated, there are a few small groups of connected documents, such as the five certificates of payment by Captain Roger Martin to various parties executed during December 1685. Beyond these transactional documents are a 1679 record of arguments before the Privy Council as well as a 1770 warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Gwyn, an Ipswich medical doctor.
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1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s
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Gwyn, Nicholas, Dr., died 1798 Martin, Roger, Captain, died 1687
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Deeds Estate inventories Leases Legal documents Manuscripts, English--17th century Manuscripts, English--18th century Manuscripts, English--19th century Seals (artifacts)
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1876-1970
(Bulk: 1944-1962)
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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E. Sculley Bradley papers
creator
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1083
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
inclusive date
1876-1970
bulk date
1944-1962
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997 University of Pennsylvania--Faculty. Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006 Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Notes Photographs Printed ephemera
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1890-1957
(Bulk: 1920-1957)
Creator:
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
Extent: 20 linear feet (27 boxes)
Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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Burton Rascoe papers
creator
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1145
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
20 linear feet (27 boxes)
inclusive date
1890-1957
bulk date
1920-1957
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Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961 Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Legal documents Photographs Sketches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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