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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives. 65 Olden Street Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA [Contact Us]
1859-1989
Extent: 1.3 linear feet (two archival boxes, one 16 x 20 x 3 oversize box)
This collection contains early scores and lyrics to Princeton University's alma mater "Old Nassau" as well as information about the song and the men who created it. (View full finding aid.)
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"Old Nassau" Collection
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1.3 linear feet (two archival boxes, one 16 x 20 x 3 oversize box)
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1859-1989
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This collection contains early scores and lyrics to Princeton University's alma mater "Old Nassau" as well as information about the song and the men who created it.
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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]
1854-1889
Creator:
Clement, John, 1818-1894
Extent: 04 linear feet
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"The Poetical Effusions of John Clement"
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Clement, John, 1818-1894
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04 linear feet
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1854-1889
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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department [Contact Us]
1803-1939
(Bulk: 1852-1902)
Creator:
Glase, Paul E.
Extent: 29.25 linear feet (117 volumes (many volumes are boxed))
The 19th Century playbills collection contains a range of material related to theater culture in nineteenth century Philadelphia and in selected other theaters across the northeastern United States. Researchers will find nineteenth century playbills from the following Philadelphia theaters: the Walnut Street Theatre, the Academy of Music, the Arch Street Theatre, the Chestnut Street Theatre, National Theatre (Walnut Street), the National Theatre (Chestnut Street), the Melodeon, and the Continental Theatre. There are also playbills from the Chestnut Street, Arch Street, and 11th Street opera houses. This collection contains an assortment of scrapbooks which include newspaper clippings, photographs, and reviews of actors and performances. The majority of scrapbooks were assembled by various theater enthusiasts; however ten were compiled by theater producer and director Paul E. Glase, who was active in the Philadelphia theater scene during the early twentieth century. Because the collection covers an extensive period of time, it would be extremely valuable to researchers interested in the history and evolution of theater in Philadelphia, especially the latter half of the nineteenth century. The scrapbooks also have considerable research value, as many include newspaper clippings and photographs of famous actors and actresses of the nineteenth century whose careers may not otherwise be extensively documented. (View full finding aid.)
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19th Century playbills
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Glase, Paul E.
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FLP.THC.PLAYBILLS
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29.25 linear feet (117 volumes (many volumes are boxed))
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1803-1939
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1852-1902
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The 19th Century playbills collection contains a range of material related to theater culture in nineteenth century Philadelphia and in selected other theaters across the northeastern United States. Researchers will find nineteenth century playbills from the following Philadelphia theaters: the Walnut Street Theatre, the Academy of Music, the Arch Street Theatre, the Chestnut Street Theatre, National Theatre (Walnut Street), the National Theatre (Chestnut Street), the Melodeon, and the Continental Theatre. There are also playbills from the Chestnut Street, Arch Street, and 11th Street opera houses. This collection contains an assortment of scrapbooks which include newspaper clippings, photographs, and reviews of actors and performances. The majority of scrapbooks were assembled by various theater enthusiasts; however ten were compiled by theater producer and director Paul E. Glase, who was active in the Philadelphia theater scene during the early twentieth century. Because the collection covers an extensive period of time, it would be extremely valuable to researchers interested in the history and evolution of theater in Philadelphia, especially the latter half of the nineteenth century. The scrapbooks also have considerable research value, as many include newspaper clippings and photographs of famous actors and actresses of the nineteenth century whose careers may not otherwise be extensively documented.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1781-1928
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade. (View full finding aid.)
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19th-Century Maritime Collection
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C0501
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0.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
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1781-1928
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Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1776-1854
(Bulk: 1776-1780)
Extent: 2 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of forty-three payroll sheets and fifteen muster rolls, dating from 1776 to 1780, of the 1st Canadian Regiment, which supported colonial efforts during the American Revolution. Also included is a copy of Senate Bill S. 186 submitted to the 33rd Congress by the Committee on Revolutionary Claims in 1854. (View full finding aid.)
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1st Canadian Regiment, Continental Army, Payrolls and Muster Rolls
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C1537
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2 linear feet (1 box)
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1776-1854
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1776-1780
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Consists of forty-three payroll sheets and fifteen muster rolls, dating from 1776 to 1780, of the 1st Canadian Regiment, which supported colonial efforts during the American Revolution. Also included is a copy of Senate Bill S. 186 submitted to the 33rd Congress by the Committee on Revolutionary Claims in 1854.
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1st Regiment Infantry Museum [Contact Us]
1812-1970
Creator:
Pennsylvania. Army National Guard. 1st Infantry Regiment.
Extent: 16 linear feet
The First Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania, or "The Dandy First," is considered by some to be the oldest continuously existing troop in the United States National Guard, and the only existing Pennsylvania unit that served in the Continental Army. The unit, which today is known as the 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, has fought in nearly every major American battle beginning with the Revolutionary War. The 1st Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania records, 1812-1970, consist of about 100 record books of the regiment and its predecessor and successor units, as well as several photograph albums and scrapbooks. (View full finding aid.)
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1st Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania records
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Pennsylvania. Army National Guard. 1st Infantry Regiment.
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1R.02
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16 linear feet
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1812-1970
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The First Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania, or "The Dandy First," is considered by some to be the oldest continuously existing troop in the United States National Guard, and the only existing Pennsylvania unit that served in the Continental Army. The unit, which today is known as the 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, has fought in nearly every major American battle beginning with the Revolutionary War. The 1st Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania records, 1812-1970, consist of about 100 record books of the regiment and its predecessor and successor units, as well as several photograph albums and scrapbooks.
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The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute [Contact Us]
1841-1865
Creator:
Fesquet, A. A.
Extent: 1.55 linear feet
Adolphe Amdée Fesquet was a French chemist and engineer, active during the second half of the 19th century. He attended the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in France and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a chemical engineer and became involved in translating various French technical books into English. The A. A. Fesquet drawings and notebooks, 1841-1865, consist of pencil and ink drawings annotated in French, notebooks and unbound notes, and two unlabeled portraits. (View full finding aid.)
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A. A. Fesquet drawings and notebooks
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Fesquet, A. A.
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FI.7280
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1.55 linear feet
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1841-1865
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Adolphe Amdée Fesquet was a French chemist and engineer, active during the second half of the 19th century. He attended the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in France and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a chemical engineer and became involved in translating various French technical books into English. The A. A. Fesquet drawings and notebooks, 1841-1865, consist of pencil and ink drawings annotated in French, notebooks and unbound notes, and two unlabeled portraits.
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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1852-1856
Creator:
Fesquet, A. A.
Extent: 8 volumes
Eight volumes comprising notes of lectures from courses on chemistry taken by A. A. Fesquet during his university education spanning the years from 1852 to 1856. (View full finding aid.)
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A. A. Fesquet notebooks
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Fesquet, A. A.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 132
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8 volumes
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1852-1856
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Eight volumes comprising notes of lectures from courses on chemistry taken by A. A. Fesquet during his university education spanning the years from 1852 to 1856.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1837-1946
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
Consists primarily of letters received by A. D. Power, who worked for the English publishing firms of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons and W. H. Smith and Son. (View full finding aid.)
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A. D. Power Collection
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C0601
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0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
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1837-1946
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Consists primarily of letters received by A. D. Power, who worked for the English publishing firms of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons and W. H. Smith and Son.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department [Contact Us]
1808-1966
(Bulk: 1892-1941)
Creator:
Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940, Author
Newton, E. Swift (Edward Swift), Compiler
Extent: 8 linear feet
This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Philadelphia book collector A. Edward Newton (1864-1940). The bulk of the materials are book manuscripts, correspondence, keepsakes, and newspaper clippings, with published volumes cataloged separately. The collection relates to his book collecting activities and was primarily compiled by his son, E. Swift Newton, with additional material given by various donors. (View full finding aid.)
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A. Edward Newton collection
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Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940, Author Newton, E. Swift (Edward Swift), Compiler
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8 linear feet
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1808-1966
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1892-1941
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This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Philadelphia book collector A. Edward Newton (1864-1940). The bulk of the materials are book manuscripts, correspondence, keepsakes, and newspaper clippings, with published volumes cataloged separately. The collection relates to his book collecting activities and was primarily compiled by his son, E. Swift Newton, with additional material given by various donors.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1794-1936
(Bulk: 1880-1919)
Extent: 2.1 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919). (View full finding aid.)
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A. Jacobi Papers
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C0724
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2.1 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
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1794-1936
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1880-1919
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The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1830-1869
Creator:
Elder, A. M.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (; 3 volumes, 1 folder)
A. M. Elder was a surveyor and farmer in Half Moon, Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Elder was evidently an accomplished surveyor and also recorded deeds and wrote contracts and agreements. Much of his work was paid for by barter; he seems to have been more of a trader of farm commodities than a working farmer, using his fees for surveys as an edge in the business. There is also a stock book of the Philipsburg and Glade Turnpike Company, 1853 - 1858, which records stock purchases and some expenses. Elder was treasurer for the company, and kept this record book. A route from Philipsburg to Glade goes across the grain of the Appalachian Mountains, a very difficult problem for transportation in 19th century Pennsylvania. (View full finding aid.)
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A. M. Elder ledgers
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Elder, A. M.
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PHi.3680
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0.2 linear feet (; 3 volumes, 1 folder)
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1830-1869
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A. M. Elder was a surveyor and farmer in Half Moon, Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Elder was evidently an accomplished surveyor and also recorded deeds and wrote contracts and agreements. Much of his work was paid for by barter; he seems to have been more of a trader of farm commodities than a working farmer, using his fees for surveys as an edge in the business. There is also a stock book of the Philipsburg and Glade Turnpike Company, 1853 - 1858, which records stock purchases and some expenses. Elder was treasurer for the company, and kept this record book. A route from Philipsburg to Glade goes across the grain of the Appalachian Mountains, a very difficult problem for transportation in 19th century Pennsylvania.
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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]
1851-1940
Extent: .1 linear feet (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))
This collection, assembled by A. Thomas Hallowell, contains the photocopy of a letter from Benjamin Hallowell to his son, Henry Clay, a typescript copy of the childhood reminiscences of Henry C. Hallowell, and also a typescript copy of childhood memories of Mary H. Stabler. (View full finding aid.)
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A. Thomas Hallowell family papers
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SFHL.SC.052
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.1 linear feet (.1 linear feet (3 folders.))
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1851-1940
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This collection, assembled by A. Thomas Hallowell, contains the photocopy of a letter from Benjamin Hallowell to his son, Henry Clay, a typescript copy of the childhood reminiscences of Henry C. Hallowell, and also a typescript copy of childhood memories of Mary H. Stabler.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1843-1932
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
Contains some miscellaneous papers of A. W. Bradford, governor of Maryland during the Civil War, but the collection consists primarily of speeches, correspondence, documents, and printed matter of Bradford's son, Samuel Webster Bradford (Princeton Class of 1875). (View full finding aid.)
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A. W. Bradford Collection
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C0394
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0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
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1843-1932
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Contains some miscellaneous papers of A. W. Bradford, governor of Maryland during the Civil War, but the collection consists primarily of speeches, correspondence, documents, and printed matter of Bradford's son, Samuel Webster Bradford (Princeton Class of 1875).
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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]
1858-1915
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and mss. of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips. (View full finding aid.)
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Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell Papers
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SFHL.RG5.122
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0.5 linear feet (1 box)
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1858-1915
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Aaron M. (Aaron Macy) Powell, 1832-1899, was a Quaker social reformer. The collection contains correspondence, much of it letters of condolence following the death (1867) of Powell's daughter Elizabeth, biographical materials and tributes, and mss. of his biographies of George Fox and Wendell Phillips.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1707-1890
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
The Abbott Family Collection consists of correspondence, poetry, documents, and miscellanea of the Abbott family of New Jersey. (View full finding aid.)
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Abbott Family Collection
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C0377
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1.7 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
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1707-1890
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The Abbott Family Collection consists of correspondence, poetry, documents, and miscellanea of the Abbott family of New Jersey.
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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]
1854-1935
Extent: .3 cubic feet (1 box)
Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family. (View full finding aid.)
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Abby Hopper Gibbons Family Photographs
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.3 cubic feet (1 box)
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1854-1935
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Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. This collection includes: a carte de visite album compiled by Abby Hopper Gibbons; a daguerreotype of Abby with her husband James and children; and photographs of her descendents, the Dunning family.
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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]
1824-1992 [bulk 1850-1892]
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abby Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893), daughter of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), was an important figure in many of the reform movements of the mid- and late nineteenth centuries, especially abolition and her work with the Women's Prison Association and Isaac T. Hopper Home. In 1833, she married fellow Hicksite Quaker, James Sloan Gibbons (1810-1892), a member of the New York Yearly Meeting of Friends. Her daughter, Sarah Hopper Emerson, used some of this material as a basis for her 1897 biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons. The collection contains about 1,680 ALsS and related materials. Of particular note is the correspondence sent and received by Abby Hopper Gibbons, including family letters and and related to her work to assist Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Also includes letters from Union soldiers, prominent Americans such as Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, and Lydia Maria Child, and correspondence reflecting Quaker family life and concerns. (View full finding aid.)
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Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers
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2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1824-1992 [bulk 1850-1892]
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Abby Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893), daughter of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), was an important figure in many of the reform movements of the mid- and late nineteenth centuries, especially abolition and her work with the Women's Prison Association and Isaac T. Hopper Home. In 1833, she married fellow Hicksite Quaker, James Sloan Gibbons (1810-1892), a member of the New York Yearly Meeting of Friends. Her daughter, Sarah Hopper Emerson, used some of this material as a basis for her 1897 biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons. The collection contains about 1,680 ALsS and related materials. Of particular note is the correspondence sent and received by Abby Hopper Gibbons, including family letters and and related to her work to assist Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Also includes letters from Union soldiers, prominent Americans such as Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, and Lydia Maria Child, and correspondence reflecting Quaker family life and concerns.
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Old York Road Historical Society [Contact Us]
1803-1988
Creator:
Abington Library Society.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
The Abington Library Society was established in 1803 as a subscription library. In 1908 it purchased the Jenkinstown Lyceum building on Old York Road and, after major remodeling, opened its doors there in 1910. The Abington Library Society continues as the governing body of the Jenkintown Library, still located in the 1910 building as of 2015. The Abington Library Society miscellaneous records, 1803-1988, include extracts of minutes, financial records, and records of books. (View full finding aid.)
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Abington Library Society miscellaneous records
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Abington Library Society.
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0.2 linear feet
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1803-1988
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The Abington Library Society was established in 1803 as a subscription library. In 1908 it purchased the Jenkinstown Lyceum building on Old York Road and, after major remodeling, opened its doors there in 1910. The Abington Library Society continues as the governing body of the Jenkintown Library, still located in the 1910 building as of 2015. The Abington Library Society miscellaneous records, 1803-1988, include extracts of minutes, financial records, and records of books.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1680-1893
Creator:
Cassel, Abraham Harley, 1820-1908.
Extent: 4.75 linear feet (48 volumes)
This collection contains printed material from the library of Abraham Harley Cassel, a book collector and historian who acquired over 50,000 books, pamphlets, and documents about early Pennsylvania history. Cassel was a member of the Dunkard Brethren who wrote about and collected books on early Pennsylvania German religious history. His library attracted scholars and historians of Pennsylvania and German American history, and at his death was divided among archives, libraries, and private collectors. The portion of Cassel’s collection that is housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania contains forty-seven items which range in date from 1680 to 1893. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, with volumes relating to the Ephrata religious community and the Schwenkfelder Church grouped together. This collection includes hymn books, religious tracts and catechism, diaries, letters, genealogical records, and examples of Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur. (View full finding aid.)
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Abraham H. Cassel collection
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Cassel, Abraham Harley, 1820-1908.
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4.75 linear feet (48 volumes)
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1680-1893
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This collection contains printed material from the library of Abraham Harley Cassel, a book collector and historian who acquired over 50,000 books, pamphlets, and documents about early Pennsylvania history. Cassel was a member of the Dunkard Brethren who wrote about and collected books on early Pennsylvania German religious history. His library attracted scholars and historians of Pennsylvania and German American history, and at his death was divided among archives, libraries, and private collectors. The portion of Cassel’s collection that is housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania contains forty-seven items which range in date from 1680 to 1893. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, with volumes relating to the Ephrata religious community and the Schwenkfelder Church grouped together. This collection includes hymn books, religious tracts and catechism, diaries, letters, genealogical records, and examples of Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur.
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Wallace Township Archives [Contact Us]
1836-1857
Creator:
McIlvaine, A. R. (Abraham Robinson), 1804-1863
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863) was a farmer and United States Congressman from Pennsylvania. In office from 1843-1849, he befriended future president Abraham Lincoln during Lincoln's only term in Congress. The Abraham R. McIlvaine correspondence, 1836-1857, consists entirely of incoming and outgoing letters between Abraham McIlvaine and various family members. There are 556 letters, spanning the time period during Abraham McIlvaine's career as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a U.S. Congressman and chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War, and his post-political life. At least some of McIlvaine's letters from 1843-1849 discuss his activities in Congress. (View full finding aid.)
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Abraham R. McIlvaine correspondence
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McIlvaine, A. R. (Abraham Robinson), 1804-1863
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1836-1857
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Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863) was a farmer and United States Congressman from Pennsylvania. In office from 1843-1849, he befriended future president Abraham Lincoln during Lincoln's only term in Congress. The Abraham R. McIlvaine correspondence, 1836-1857, consists entirely of incoming and outgoing letters between Abraham McIlvaine and various family members. There are 556 letters, spanning the time period during Abraham McIlvaine's career as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a U.S. Congressman and chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War, and his post-political life. At least some of McIlvaine's letters from 1843-1849 discuss his activities in Congress.
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Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia [Contact Us]
1852-2001
Creator:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Extent: 49 linear feet (50 containers)
Prior to the 1930s, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia had neither an education department nor an exhibits department. However, the museum clearly stated that “to see that our scientific work is shared with the public in ways that instruct and entertain is one of our direct responsibilities, for knowledge of Nature not only widens the mental horizon, but helps to ease the common burdens of life.” In 1920, Harold T. Green came to work at the Academy. At first, he was in charge of arranging the public lectures funded by the Ludwick Institute. However, within a year he was also “superintending” exhibits. His skills as a taxidermist and artist soon overtook his role as a program coordinator and, in 1930 his title was officially changed to “Curator of Museum Exhibits.” In 1929, Green created his first habitat group, or “diorama” which depicted a group of rocky mountain goats. Over the years, the priorities and goals of the Exhibits Department shifted and expanded based upon new ideas in museum education, public perception, and financial challenges. In the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Exhibits Department records, researchers will find a range of materials that span the better part of the 20th century. Of special interest are the Harold T. Green papers, for these include paintings, specimens, color swatches, sketches, photographs, and illustrations of all sorts taken in situ on expeditions to Africa in the 1930s. Later series reflect the operating methods of the Exhibit Department's project managers into the 1990s. (View full finding aid.)
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Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Exhibits Department records
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
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ANSP.2010.004
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49 linear feet (50 containers)
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1852-2001
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Prior to the 1930s, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia had neither an education department nor an exhibits department. However, the museum clearly stated that “to see that our scientific work is shared with the public in ways that instruct and entertain is one of our direct responsibilities, for knowledge of Nature not only widens the mental horizon, but helps to ease the common burdens of life.” In 1920, Harold T. Green came to work at the Academy. At first, he was in charge of arranging the public lectures funded by the Ludwick Institute. However, within a year he was also “superintending” exhibits. His skills as a taxidermist and artist soon overtook his role as a program coordinator and, in 1930 his title was officially changed to “Curator of Museum Exhibits.” In 1929, Green created his first habitat group, or “diorama” which depicted a group of rocky mountain goats. Over the years, the priorities and goals of the Exhibits Department shifted and expanded based upon new ideas in museum education, public perception, and financial challenges. In the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Exhibits Department records, researchers will find a range of materials that span the better part of the 20th century. Of special interest are the Harold T. Green papers, for these include paintings, specimens, color swatches, sketches, photographs, and illustrations of all sorts taken in situ on expeditions to Africa in the 1930s. Later series reflect the operating methods of the Exhibit Department's project managers into the 1990s.
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Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia [Contact Us]
1819-1969
Creator:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Extent: 6 containers
The oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, was founded when the United States hugged the Atlantic coastline, and Philadelphia was the cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation. Classic expeditions to explore the western wilderness were organized at the Academy. These explorers brought back new species of plants and animals, which were studied and catalogued; and which formed the foundation of the Academy's scientific collections, now consisting of more than 17,000,000 specimens. This collection documents the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia's expeditions across the globe from 1891 to 1977. The collection is rich in material, particularly regarding the Academy's expedition to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1969. There is some general information regarding expeditions, especially in regard to the Committee on Names, which is responsible for selecting offical names for special exhibitions. Also included is information regarding other expeditions in which Academy representatives participated during the late 19th and 20th centuries. (View full finding aid.)
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Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia papers on expeditions
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
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ANSP.Coll.113
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6 containers
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1819-1969
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The oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, was founded when the United States hugged the Atlantic coastline, and Philadelphia was the cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation. Classic expeditions to explore the western wilderness were organized at the Academy. These explorers brought back new species of plants and animals, which were studied and catalogued; and which formed the foundation of the Academy's scientific collections, now consisting of more than 17,000,000 specimens. This collection documents the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia's expeditions across the globe from 1891 to 1977. The collection is rich in material, particularly regarding the Academy's expedition to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1969. There is some general information regarding expeditions, especially in regard to the Committee on Names, which is responsible for selecting offical names for special exhibitions. Also included is information regarding other expeditions in which Academy representatives participated during the late 19th and 20th centuries.
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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1848-1851
Creator:
Spencer, Adelaide Horatio Seymour, 1825-1877
Extent: 1 volume
A volume comprising excerpts from the works read by Adelaide Horatio Seymour during the years from 1848 to 1851 providing a record of her reading interests with many contemporary titles included. (View full finding aid.)
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Adelaide Horatio Seymour Spencer commonplace book
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Spencer, Adelaide Horatio Seymour, 1825-1877
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1757
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1 volume
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1848-1851
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A volume comprising excerpts from the works read by Adelaide Horatio Seymour during the years from 1848 to 1851 providing a record of her reading interests with many contemporary titles included.
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