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Belfield papers

3159

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Summary Information

Repository:
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creator:
Blain, Daniel.
Creator:
Logan family.
Creator:
Starr family.
Creator:
Wister family.
Title:
Belfield papers
Date [inclusive]:
1697-1977
Call Number:
3159
Extent:
106 Linear feet (235 boxes and 99 volumes)
Location note:
3rd floor cage N
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Belfield papers include materials from families who lived in the Belfield mansion in Germantown, Pennsylvania from 1826 until 1984; however, the papers span the years 1679 to 1977. Featured individuals include William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, their son John Wister and his wife, Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, their granddaughter Sarah Logan Wister Starr and her husband, James Starr, and their great-granddaughter S. Logan Starr Blain and her husband, Dr. Daniel Blain. The collection also houses papers from related individuals in the Emlen, Fisher, Hall, Lindley, Logan, Meigs, Wister, and other families. This collection includes correspondence, financial records, ephemera, photographs, scrapbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, and other items. Topics that are particularly well documented in the Belfield papers include: Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Colonial Dames of America; the Sesquicentennial Exposition; stamp collecting; world travel during the Great Depression; twentieth-century psychiatry; nineteenth-century industry and legal practice; and the genealogy of the Logan, Fisher and Wister families.
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Biography/History

William Logan Fisher (1781-1862) purchased "Belfield," a large house in Germantown, Pennsylvania, from painter Charles Wilson Peale in 1826. He gave the house to his oldest daughter, Sarah Logan Fisher (1806-1891) and her husband, William Wister (1803-1891). Belfield remained home to their descendants until 1984 when it was sold to La Salle University.

William Logan Fisher, son of Thomas (1741-1810) and Sarah Logan Fisher (1751-1796), was born in 1781. His great-grandparents were James Logan and Sarah Read Logan. He was raised at "Wakefield" in Germantown, Pennsylvania, not far from Belfield. When he was fourteen he travelled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he was placed in the counting house of William Rotch, Jr. It was in New Bedford and through the Rotch family that William met his first wife, Mary Rodman (1781-1813). William and Mary married in 1802 and had two children, Thomas (1803-1861) and Sarah Logan (1806-1891), before returning to Wakefield in 1807. In 1810, they had their third child, Elizabeth (1810-1891), and in 1813, Mary died. Years later, William Logan Fisher married Sarah Lindley (1785-1865). They had three children together: Lindley (1818-1852), Charles William (1820-1857), and Mary Rodman (1822-1903).

William Logan Fisher was an industrialist and entrepreneur. In New Bedford, he owned several whaling vessels and, upon his return to Germantown, he established Wakefield Mills Manufacturing Company. At its peak, Wakefield Mills produced nearly all the hosiery and fine knit goods in the United States. It was just the first in a series of mills owned and operated by Fisher and his descendants. Together with William Wister, his daughter Sarah's husband, he also operated a calico print mill. In 1834, he established the Duncannon Iron Mill in Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania with Charles Morgan.

Sarah Logan Fisher (1806-1891), William Logan Fisher's oldest daughter, and William Wister (1803-1881) were married in 1826. William Logan Fisher gave them the Belfield house as a wedding gift. Sarah and William Wister had six sons who lived to adulthood: William Rotch (1827-1911), John (1829-1900), Langhorne (1834-1891), Jones (1839-1917), Francis (1841-1905) and Rodman (1844-1913). The six brothers were raised at Belfield, receiving their earliest education at Germantown Academy. Though they all pursued different professional paths, all of the brothers were in some way affiliated with the various businesses established by their grandfather at Wakefield, Duncannon and other locations.

John Wister, Sarah and William Wister's second eldest son, was apprenticed at the Iron Works of Fisher & Morgan at Duncannon and worked for the company his entire adult life. Jones and Rodman Wister were both iron merchants in Philadelphia. Additionally, William Rotch, who was a lawyer by trade, John, Langhorne and Jones Wister established an iron furnace in Harrisburg, calling their joint business venture J & J Wister Company. Jones, Langhorne and Francis Wister also fought in the Civil War. Though business and war took some of the brothers away from Philadelphia and Germantown, all of them retained close ties to their childhood home. They were all members of the Germantown Cricket Club (Jones Wister was a charter member, in fact) and the Belfield Country Club, among others.

In 1890, John Wister and his family returned to Belfield from Harrisburg, where they were living, to take care of his mother, who died in 1891. Upon her death, John inherited the estate, and he and his family lived at Belfield until his death in 1900. In 1922 John's wife, Sarah Tyler Boas (born about 1833), a member of the prominent Harrisburg Boas family, died. She left the Belfield house to Sarah Logan Wister Starr (1873-1956), John and Sarah's second oldest daughter.

Sarah Logan Wister Starr was raised in Harrisburg and, later, at Belfield. Throughout her life, she was involved in a wide variety of organizations in Philadelphia and Germantown. Most notably, she served as president of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1921 to 1941. One of her many contributions to Women's Medical College was the establishment of the Wister Fund in 1953, which provided money to erect new buildings on the school's East Falls campus. Starr was the state vice chairman of the World War I era National League for Woman's Services, as well as the Germantown branch. In that capacity, she raised two million dollars for children in Belgium. She was also chairman of the Women's Committee of the Liberty Loan program for the Federal Reserve District, and in 1917 she led the first parade for the Liberty Loan campaign in which several hundred women marched from the Women's Club of Germantown to Germantown Academy. Starr also served as president of the Colonial Dames and of the Women's Permanent Emergency Association of Germantown. She was associate trustee of the Board of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania and served as Chairman of the Germantown Branch of the Civic Club. Starr was a member of the Acorn Club, Print Club, Sedgley Club, Germantown Historical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. She was heavily involved in preparations for the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1926. She founded the Zoe Valley Library in Nova Scotia, where she summered as a child. Starr also wrote histories on her ancestral homes of Belfield and neighboring Stenton. With her cousins Frances and Anne, she published the magazine "The Sparrow." She was awarded honorary degrees from Ursinus College in 1933 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1941. She died in 1956.

In 1901, Sarah Logan Wister Starr married James Starr (1870-1937), a mining official. James graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1891 and Towne Scientific School in 1892. He served in the Spanish American War. James was a collector of Chinese stamps and a specialist in Chinese Treaty Ports. Organizations which James was affiliated include: China Stamp Society, Chinese Philatelic Society in Shanghai, Board of Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania, Council of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Germantown Cricket Club, Zoological Society, and United Spanish American War Veterans.

While they lived at Belfield, the Starrs made significant changes and improvements to the house and grounds. They added electricity and telephone service via underground wires, water and rock gardens, and a rose garden. Aspects of the new garden decor were inspired by a trip to China the Starrs enjoyed in 1933. The Starrs were frequent travelers, embarking on several "Round the World Cruises" during the 1930s. In 1937, they accompanied Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle to Sweden on the 300th anniversary of Swedish colonists coming to America.

Sarah and James' daughter, S. Logan Wister Starr (1903-1979), married Dr. Daniel Blain (1898-1981) in 1936. Blain, the son of Presbyterian foreign missionaries, was born in Kashing, China. He was a psychiatrist who received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1929. During World War II he served in the U.S. Public Health Service, War Shipping Administration, and Veteran's Administration. He held high-ranking positions at many hospitals and mental health institutions, including the now-defunct Tratelja Farms, from the 1930s until his retirement in the 1963. Logan and Daniel Blain's son, Daniel Blain Jr., sold the Belfield property to La Salle University in 1984.

Bibliography:

Butler, James A. "Three Centuries on the South Campus." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online December 8, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/southcampus.htm).

Butler, James A. "Home Where 'The Mansion' Was." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online December 8, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/themansionweb.htm).

Butler, James A. "The Remarkable Wisters at Belfield." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online December 8, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/remarkablewisters.htm).

Dillan, Michelle. "William Logan Fisher." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online on December 8, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/wlf.htm).

DiLissio, Raymond. "John Wister: Active Iron Industrialist." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online on December 10, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/johnwister.htm).

Fisher, William Logan, and Nicholas B. Wainwright. "Memoir of William Logan Fisher (1781-1962) for His Grandchildren." The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 9, no. 1 (Jan. 1975), 92-103 (accessed online on September 8, 2010: http://jstor.org/stable/20090923).

Jordan, John W., ed. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Philadelphia: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1994, 2004 (accessed online via Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=arAfWBsvO1gC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false).

Stanoch, Dave. "The Life of William Rotch Wister (1827-1911)." La Salle Local History web page (accessed online on December 10, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/wrwister.htm).

Thompson, Jeff. “Sarah Logan Wister Starr.” La Salle Local History web page (accessed online on December 10, 2010: http://www.lasalle.edu/commun/history/articles/starr.htm).

Wister, Jones. Jones Wister's Reminiscences. Philadelphia: Printed for private circulation by L.B. Lippincott Company, 1920 (accessed online via Google Books on December 20, 2010: http://books.google.com/books?id=LTtHAAAAIAAJ&dq=Jones%20Wister&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q&f=false).

Scope and Contents

The Belfield papers include materials from families who lived in the Belfield mansion in Germantown, Pennsylvania from 1826 until 1984; however, the papers span the years 1679 to 1977. Featured individuals include William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, their son, John Wister and his wife, Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, their granddaughter, Sarah Logan Wister Starr and her husband, James Starr, and their great-granddaughter, S. Logan Starr Blain and her husband, Dr. Daniel Blain. The collection also houses papers from related individuals in the Emlen, Fisher, Hall, Lindley, Logan, Meigs, Wister, and other families.

Collectively, the Belfield papers tell the story of several generations of a prominent family, offering glimpses into life in and around Philadelphia from the 1820s to the 1970s. As a result of the various family members' diverse professional and personal engagements, the collection contains materials on a wide range topics including Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Colonial Dames of America, the Sesquicentennial Exposition, stamp collecting, world travel during the 1930s, twentieth-century psychiatry, nineteenth-century industry and legal practice, and genealogy of the Logan, Fisher and Wister families.

Particularly well documented are the lives of Sarah Logan Wister Starr (1873-1956) and Dr. Daniel Blain (1898-1981). Starr's papers reflect her involvement in several organizations, especially as the president of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Colonial Dames of America. Blain was a practicing psychiatrist from the 1930s to the 1970s. Records available for research here offer general information about the practice of psychiatry during the mid-twentieth century.

This collection includes correspondence, financial records, ephemera, photographs, scrapbooks, pamphlets, periodicals, and other items. It is arranged into seven series, the first four representing the four couples who were the primary residents of Belfield from 1826 to the 1970s: "Series I. William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, 1790-1895"; "Series II. John and Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, 1807-1934"; "Series III. James and Sarah Logan Wister Starr, 1767-1980"; and "Series IV. Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1975." The remaining series are: "Series V. Other family members and associates, 1862-1977"; "Series VI. Photographs, 1884-1977"; and "Series VII. Publications and ephemera, 1697-1972."

"Series I. William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, 1790-1895" contains correspondence, diaries, and financial records. It is divided into three subseries: "William Wister, 1803-1891"; "Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, 1790-1893"; and "William and Sarah L. F. Wister, 1860-1895." The majority of the material is personal, but there is some documentation of William Wister's business ventures.

"Series II. John and Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, 1807-1934" contains business records, correspondence, financial records, and subject files. It is divided into three subseries: "John Wister, 1837-1927"; "Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, 1852-1934"; and "John and Sarah T. B. Wister, 1807-1927." The Wister family's company, Duncannon Iron, is represented somewhat in this series, but additional materials relating to family businesses may be found associated with the other Wister brothers in the "Other family members and associates" series.

"Series III. James and Sarah Logan Wister Starr, 1767-1980" contains correspondence, diaries, financial records, and subject files. It is divided into three subseries: "James Starr, 1767-1956"; "Sarah Logan Wister Starr, 1846-1980"; and "James and Sarah L. W. Starr, 1871-1940." In James Starr's papers, materials of special interest include correspondence about his stamp collecting, and documentation of his administration of family interests in multiple properties including the Fort Hunter mansion in Harrisburg (a family home of his mother-in-law, Sarah Tyler Boas Wister). Sarah Logan Wister Starr's subseries is the largest in this collection. Well-documented topics include Colonial Dames of America, World War I Liberty Loan drives, the Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926, and the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. There is a plethora of other subjects not as extensively covered, such as the 300th anniversary of Swedish colonies in America, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Germantown Hospital, Belfield mansion, Stenton mansion, and the Magna Charta Dames. James and Sarah Starr's joint papers include comprehensive documentation and ephemera from world cruises the couple enjoyed with their daughter Logan (S. Logan Starr Blain) in the 1930s.

"Series IV. Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1975" contains business records, correspondence, both personal and business-related, financial records both business and personal, and psychiatry-related subject files. It is divided into two subseries: "Subseries a. Dr. Daniel Blain, 1929-1972" and "Subseries b. S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1975." Most of Blain's records relate to his professional interests and membership in professional organizations; he also researched and published articles on Dr. Benjamin Rush. There is also a large collection of reprints of academic psychiatry articles. Patient files from Dr. Blain's practice and from Tratelja Farms Sanitarium, a mental health institution where Dr. Blain worked, are restricted. Much of the material in S. Logan Starr Blain's papers relate to her 1936 wedding and to her travels.

"Series V. Other family members and associates, 1862-1977" contains correspondence, business records, and financial records of the various extended family members. For a family tree showing relationships between some of the individuals in this collection, see [http://173.203.96.155/sites/173.203.96.155/files/docs/manuscripts/belfield_family_tree.pdf].The most heavily represented individuals are: George Emlen Jr. (b. 1843), brother-in-law and partner in the legal practice of James Starr Sr. (b. circa 1842); William Logan Fisher (1781-1862), father of Sarah Logan Fisher Wister; William Coleman Hall, whose relation to the family is unknown; Maria Dickinson Logan (1857-1939), great-great-granddaughter of William Logan; and Francis Wister (son of William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister; brother of John Wister). Maria Dickinson Logan (1857-1939) was a dedicated genealogist and family historian who collected papers of her ancestors; much of the Logan family material bears a stamp with her name. Due to her efforts, the Belfield papers includes a small amount of material from two of her great-grandfathers, Dr. George Logan (1753-1821) and John Dickinson (1732-1808), both of whom were significant early American statesman. There are also lightly annotated almanacs from Dr. George Logan's wife, the Quaker diarist Deborah Norris Logan; and a small amount of papers from Quaker minister Ruth Anna (Rutter) Lindley, mother-in-law of William Logan Fisher. Sarah Logan Wister Starr's sisters, Elizabeth Wister Wurtz (born about 1855) and Margaret Wister Meigs (born 1882), are represented in this series; additional correspondence between them and their sister may be found in her correspondence section.

The bulk of "Series VI. Photographs, 1884-1977" comes from Dr. Daniel Blain's papers, and includes portraits of psychiatric colleagues and photographs from conferences he attended. There are some identified photographs depicting family members and events; however, most of the remaining photographs are of unidentified individuals, groups, and scenery.

"Series VII. Publications and ephemera, 1697-1972" contains published and printed materials ranging from advertisements and pamphlets to magazines and paper dolls, international travel ephemera, and newspapers from Sweden, China, and other countries.

Arrangement note

Series I. William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister

Subseries a. William Wister

Subseries b. Sarah Logan Fisher Wister

Subseries c. William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister

Series II. John and Sarah Tyler Boas Wister

Subseries a. John Wister

Subseries b. Sarah Tyler Boas Wister

Subseries c. John and Sarah T. B. Wister

Series III. James and Sarah Logan Wister Starr

Subseries a. James Starr

Subseries b. Sarah Logan Wister Starr

Subseries c. James and Sarah L.W. Starr

Series IV. Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain

Subseries a. Dr. Daniel Blain

Subseries b. S. Logan Starr Blain

Series V. Other family members and associates

Series VI. Photographs

Series VII. Publications and ephemera

Administrative Information

Publication Information

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania,  2011 May 10

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use. Patient files in "Series IV. Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain" which are closed to researchers until 2030.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Historical Society of Pennsylvania with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Daniel Blain Jr., 1984.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

La Salle University, Connelly Library: Starr family papers, 1889-1992, Call number F159.G3 S8.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Logan-Fisher-Fox family papers, collection 1960.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Colonial Dames of America.
  • Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Business records.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Ephemera.
  • Financial records.
  • Legal records.
  • Medical records.
  • Paper dolls.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Personal Name(s)
  • Blain, Daniel.
  • Blain, S. Logan Starr, 1903-1979
  • Fisher, W.L., (William Logan), 1781-1862
  • Starr, James, 1870-1937
  • Starr, Sarah Logan Wister, 1873-1956
  • Wister, Sarah Logan Fisher, 1806-1891.
  • Wister, Sarah Tyler Boas, b. circa 1833
  • Wister, William, 1803-1881.
Subject(s)
  • Psychiatry.
  • Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Stamp collecting.
  • Travel.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. William and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, 1790-1895.

Subseries a. William Wister, 1803-1891.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1830-1871.

1 1
Volume

Correspondence, letterbook, 1824-1862.

1

Financial Records, Belfield accounts, 1833-1839.

2
Box

Financial records, receipts, 1803-1880.

1-3
Volume

Financial Records, check stubs, 1833-1844.

3

Financial Records, check stubs, 1846-1847.

4

Financial Records, invoices, circa 1830-1835.

5

Financial Records, invoices, 1835-1839.

6

Financial Records, invoices, 1839-1843.

7

Financial Records, invoices, 1843-1848.

8

Financial Records, receipt book, 1824.

9

Financial Records, receipt book, 1833-1877.

10

Financial Records, receipt book, 1880-1891.

11

Wister and Fisher, account ledger, 1820-1830.

12

Wister and Fisher, account ledger, 1826-1837.

13

Wister and Fisher, account ledger, 1830-1832.

14

Wister and Fisher, account ledger, 1833-1849.

15

Wister and Fisher, cashbook, 1826-1829.

16

Wister and Fisher, cashbook, 1829-1834.

17

Wister and Fisher, daybook, 1829-1831.

18

Wister and Fisher, receipt book, 1843-1850.

19
Box Folder

Miscellaneous.

3 5

Subseries b. Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, 1790-1893.

Volume

Address book, circa 1883.

20
Box Folder

Childhood account, 1891.

4 3

Correspondence, 1820-1891.

3 6

Correspondence, 1820-1891.

4 1-2
Volume
Correspondence, letterbook, 1790-1841.
Scope and Contents note

This letterbook contains a list of Fisher family births, marriages and deaths, 1741-1875.

21

Correspondence, letterbook, 1813-1882.

22

Correspondence, letterbook, 1817-1856.

23

Correspondence, letterbook, 1861-1872.

24

Correspondence, letterbook, 1870-1893.

25

Diary, 1850-1863.

26

Diary, 1864-1865.

27

Diary, 1875.

28

Diary, 1876.

29

Financial records, household accounts, 1861-1871.

30

Financial records, receipt book, 1890-1891.

31

Recipes, 1878.

32

Recipes, undated.

33

Subseries c. William and Sarah L. F. Wister, 1860-1895.

Box Folder

Correspondence.

4 4
Volume

Correspondence, letterbook and clippings, 1860-1895.

34

Series II. John and Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, 1807-1934.

Subseries a. John Wister, 1837-1927.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1837-1900.

4 5-8

Correspondence, 1837-1900.

5-6
Volume
Duncannon Rolling Mill, employee records, 1868-1871.
Scope and Contents note

This ledger has been repurposed as a child's scrapbook.

35
Box Folder

Financial records, 1855-1900.

7 1-4
Volume
Financial records, account ledger, 1866-1867.
Scope and Contents note

This ledger has been repurposed as a child's scrapbook.

36

Financial records, check stubs, 1869.

37

Financial records, investment book, 1878-1899.

38
Box Folder

Financial records, receipts, 1865-1927.

7 5-7

Financial records, receipts, 1865-1927.

8 1-3

Financial records, stock and bond information, 1890-1900.

8 4-5

Financial records, stock and bond information, 1890-1900.

9 1
Volume

Germantown Cricket Club scorebook, 1860.

39
Box Folder

Subject file: Barracksville Coal Company papers, 1890-1893.

9 2

Subject file: Duncannon Iron Company papers, 1877-1897.

9 3-4

Subject file: Wister estate, 1891-1900.

9 5-6

Subseries b. Sarah Tyler Boas Wister, 1852-1934.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1852-1925.

9 7

Correspondence, 1852-1925.

10-12

Financial records, account books, 1853-1897.

13 1-2

Financial records, banking records, 1898-1922.

13 3-6

Financial records, Barracksville Coal Company, circa 1910.

14 3

Financial records, check stubs, 1870-1914.

14 1-2

Financial records, estate material, 1896-1934.

14 4-5

Financial records, estate material, 1896-1934.

15-16

Financial records, receipts, 1865-1922.

17-18

Financial records, receipts, 1865-1922.

19 1-6

Financial records, stock correspondence, 1900-1922.

19-22
Volume

History and education notes, circa 1861.

40

Notebook, circa 1889.

41

Subseries c. John and Sarah T.B. Wister, 1807-1927.

Box Folder

Belfield farm finances, 1878-1881.

22 3

Church and religion material, undated.

22 4

Clippings, 1807-1884.

22 5-6

Correspondence, 1864-1900.

22 7-8

Correspondence, 1864-1900.

23

Correspondence, 1864-1900.

24 1-3

Duncannon Iron Company, 1886-1906.

24 4

Ephemera, undated.

24 5

Estate materials, 1841-1922.

24 6-8

Financial records, Fisher and Brother, 1902-1903.

25 1

Financial records receipts, 1876-1898.

25 2

Notes, undated.

25 3

Poems, writings and tracts, 1866-1910.

25 4

Portfolio (empty), undated.

25 5

Miscellaneous receipts and financial papers, circa 1864-1900.

25 6

Stocks and bonds, 1864-1922.

25 7

Travel, 1859-1927.

26 1-3

Series III. James and Sarah Logan Wister Starr, 1767-1980.

Subseries a. James Starr, 1767-1956.

Box

Correspondence, 1845-1943.

26-29

Correspondence, Cavalry Church in Germantown, 1926-1927.

28 1
Volume

Correspondence, letterbook, 1856-1861.

42
Box Folder

Correspondence, Fort Hunter and Harrisburg properties, 1932-1937.

28 2-5

Correspondence, Fort Hunter and Harrisburg properties, 1932-1937.

29 1

Correspondence, 1931.

29 4-6

Correspondence, 1932.

29 7

Correspondence, 1932.

30 1-2

Correspondence, 1933.

30 3-5

Correspondence, 1934-1935.

31 1-3

Correspondence, 1938.

31 4-5

Correspondence, 1938.

32 1-3

Correspondence, 1939-1940.

32 4-7

Correspondence, agent at Belfield, 1932.

33 1-2

Correspondence, business letterbook, 1879-1881.

33 3

Correspondence, business, 1925.

33 4-5

Correspondence, business, 1929.

33 6

Correspondence, business, 1930.

34 1

Correspondence, stamp collecting, circa 1920-1939.

32 3

Correspondence, stamp collecting, circa 1920-1939.

34 2-4

Correspondence, stamp collecting, circa 1920-1939.

35-39
Volume

Financial records, account ledger, 1892-1898.

43

Financial records, account ledger, 1896-1908.

44

Financial records, account ledger, 1914-1921.

45

Financial records, account ledger, 1929-1933.

46
Box Folder

Financial records, general, 1891-1896.

40 1-3

Financial records, banking, 1920-1940.

40 5-8

Financial records, banking, 1920-1940.

41-42

Financial records, banking, 1920-1940.

43 1-2

Financial records, bills and receipts, 1880-1940.

43 3-10

Financial records, bills and receipts, 1880-1940.

44-46

Financial records, bills and receipts, 1880-1940.

47 1-4

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1891-1940.

47 5-6

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1891-1940.

48

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1891-1940.

49 1-3
Volume

Financial records, cashbook, 1896-1907.

47
Box Folder

Financial records, Fort Hunter and Harrisburg, 1942.

49 4-5

Financial records, income tax, 1929-1935.

49 6-7

Financial records, income tax, 1929-1935.

50 1-3

Financial records, insurance policies, 1872-1874.

50 4

Financial records, Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, 1937.

50 5

Financial records, real estate, 1922-1923.

50 6

Financial records, receipts and bank correspondence, circa 1919-1935.

50 7

Financial records, report of James Starr, agent, 1921.

50 8

Financial records, stock dividend correspondence, 1934-1935.

50 9
Volume

Mask and Wig Club scrapbook, 1890-1892.

48
Box Folder

Subject file: Belfield history and furniture information, 1767-1923.

51 1

Subject file: Caesar manuscript, 1883-1889.

51 2

Subject file: China Clipper magazine (stamp collecting), 1954-1956.

51 3

Subject file: diaries (10 volumes), 1885-1894.

51 4

Subject file: ephemera, 1915, undated.

51 5

Subject file: estate of M. R. Fox and Sarah Logan Wister, 1923-1924.

51 6-7

Subject file: ID cards and calling cards, undated.

51 8

Subject file: international law notebook from the University of Pennsylvania, 1891.

51 9

Subject file: international stamp exhibitions, 1930-1938.

51 10

Subject file: membership and business cards, circa 1947.

52 1

Subject file: miscellaneous, circa 1935, undated.

52 2-4

Subject file: Paris stamp convention (P.E.X.I.P.), 1937.

52 5

Subject file: Pennsylvania Reserve Militia, 1923.

52 6

Subject file: real estate records, 1925-1931.

52 7-8

Subject file: real estate records, 1925-1931.

53 1-3

Subject file: real estate records, Belfield farm, 1928.

53 4

Subject file: real estate records, Olney Avenue improvements, 1931-1934.

53 5

Subject file: small books, undated.

53 6

Subject file: Stamp exposition: Havre, 1929.

53 7

Subject file: travel, 1930-1931.

54 2

Subseries b. Sarah Logan Wister Starr, 1846-1980.

Box Folder

Colonial Dames of America, general, 1905-1936.

54 3-8

Colonial Dames of America, general, 1905-1936.

55

Colonial Dames of America, general, 1905-1936.

56 1-5

Colonial Dames of America, Acts in Council, 1906-1914.

56 6

Colonial Dames of America, American War Songs book, 1923-1935.

57

Colonial Dames of America, American War Songs book, 1923-1935.

58 1-6

Colonial Dames of America, Annual Reports for Pennsylvania, 1905-1913.

58 7

Colonial Dames of America, chapters' contributions to Sesquicentennial, circa 1926.

58 8

Colonial Dames of America, Committee on the Preservation of Existing Records, 1923-1929.

59 1-4

Colonial Dames of America, correspondence, 1906-1935.

59 5-8

Colonial Dames of America, correspondence, 1906-1935.

60

Colonial Dames of America, correspondence, 1906-1935.

61 1

Colonial Dames of America, events and ephemera, 1922-1923.

61 2

Colonial Dames of America, financial material, circa 1918-1923.

61 3

Colonial Dames of America, membership certificate for Sarah L. W. Starr and S. Logan Starr Blain.

233 1

Colonial Dames of America, minutes, 1906-1923.

61 4-6

Colonial Dames of America, New Jersey society meeting, 1926.

61 7

Colonial Dames of America, publications and ephemera, 1901-1914.

62 1-4

Colonial Dames of America, reports and minutes, 1904-1916.

62 5

Correspondence, 1879.

62 6

Correspondence, 1880.

62 7

Correspondence, 1883.

62 8

Correspondence, 1884.

62 9

Correspondence, 1886.

62 10

Correspondence, 1887.

62 11

Correspondence, 1889.

62 12

Correspondence, 1890.

62 13

Correspondence, 1891.

62 14

Correspondence, 1892.

62 15

Correspondence, 1893.

63 1

Correspondence, 1894.

63 2

Correspondence, 1895.

63 3

Correspondence, 1896.

63 4

Correspondence, 1897.

63 5

Correspondence, 1898.

63 6

Correspondence, 1899.

63 7

Correspondence regarding Germantown Hospital, 1899.

63 8

Correspondence, 1900.

63 9

Correspondence, 1901.

63 10

Correspondence, RSVPs to party, 1901 October.

63 11

Correspondence, 1902.

64 1

Correspondence, 1903.

64 2

Correspondence, 1904.

64 3

Correspondence, 1905.

64 4-5

Correspondence, 1906.

64 6-7

Correspondence, 1907.

64 8

Correspondence, 1907 March.

64 9

Correspondence, 1908.

65 1-2

Correspondence, 1909.

65 3

Correspondence, 1910.

65 4

Correspondence, 1911.

65 5-6

Correspondence, 1912.

65 7

Correspondence, 1913.

66 1

Correspondence, 1914.

66 2-3

Correspondence, 1915.

66 4

Correspondence, 1916.

66 5-6

Correspondence regarding Sarah L.W. Starr's illness, 1916.

67 1

Correspondence, 1917.

67 2-3

Correspondence, 1918.

67 4-5

Correspondence, 1919.

67 6

Correspondence, 1920.

67 7

Correspondence, 1921.

67 8

Correspondence, 1922.

68 1-3

Correspondence, Christmas cards, 1922.

68 4

Correspondence, condolences on death of Sarah T.B. Wister, 1922.

68 5-6

Correspondence, condolences on death of Sarah T.B. Wister, 1922.

69 1

Correspondence, invitations, 1922.

69 2

Correspondence, invitations to organizations' events, 1922.

69 3

Correspondence, 1923.

69 4

Correspondence, business, 1923-1937.

69 5

Correspondence, 1924.

70 1-2

Correspondence, RSVPs to luncheon, 1924.

70 3

Correspondence received on trip to Europe, 1924.

70 4

Correspondence, 1925.

70 5-7

Correspondence, 1926.

71 1-2

Correspondence, 1927.

71 3-4

Correspondence including Colonial Dames and Sesquicentennial, 1927-1928.

71 5

Correspondence, 1928.

71 6

Correspondence (A-B), 1928-1932.

71 7

Correspondence (B-H), 1928-1932.

72 1

Correspondence (H-N), 1928-1932.

72 2

Correspondence (N-S), 1928-1932.

72 3

Correspondence (S-Z), 1928-1932.

72 4

Correspondence, 1929.

72 5

Correspondence (A-E), 1929-1930.

72 6

Correspondence (F-J), 1929-1930.

73 1

Correspondence (K-P), 1929-1930.

73 2

Correspondence (R-S), 1929-1930.

73 3

Correspondence (Sheppard, Walter Lee), 1929-1931.

73 4

Correspondence (S-V), 1929-1931.

73 5

Correspondence (W), 1929-1931.

73 6

Correspondence, 1930.

74 1

Correspondence received on board cruiseship "Empress of Australia", 1930.

74 2

Correspondence, 1931.

74 3-4

Correspondence, 1931 March.

74 5

Correspondence, 1932.

74 6

Correspondence regarding Harrisburg property, 1932.

74 7

Correspondence received on board cruiseship "Empress of Britain", 1932-1933.

74 8

Correspondence received on board cruiseship "Empress of Britain", 1932-1933.

75 1

Correspondence, 1933.

75 2

Correspondence received on board cruiseship "Empress of Britain", 1933.

75 3-4

Correspondence received in Nova Scotia, 1933 July.

75 5

Correspondence (A-F), 1933-1936.

75 6

Correspondence (F-M), 1933-1936.

75 7

Correspondence (M-Z), 1933-1936.

76 1

Correspondence, 1934.

76 2

Correspondence, 1935.

76 3

Correspondence received on board cruiseship "Empress of Australia", 1935.

76 4-5

Correspondence regarding Margaret Wister Meigs' tea, 1935-1936.

76 6

Correspondence, 1936.

76 7

Correspondence with Mrs. Lamar, circa 1936.

76 8

Correspondence (A-M), 1936-1937.

76 9

Correspondence (M-S), 1936-1937.

77 1

Correspondence (S-Z), 1936-1937.

77 2

Correspondence regarding S. Logan Starr Blain's marriage, 1936-1938.

77 3

Correspondence, 1937.

77 4

Correspondence (A-D), 1937-1939.

77 5

Correspondence (E-N), 1937-1939.

77 6

Correspondence (N-Z), 1937-1939.

78 1

Correspondence, 1938.

78 2

Correspondence mostly regarding American Swedish Historical Museum, 1938.

78 3

Correspondence, 1939.

78 4

Correspondence, 1940-1941.

78 5

Correspondence, 1942-1946.

78 6

Correspondence, RSVPs to unknown event, 1946.

79 1

Correspondence, 1947-1949.

79 2

Correspondence, 1950-1958.

79 3

Correspondence, 1960.

79 4

Correspondence, undated.

79 5-6

Correspondence, undated.

79.5 1-3

Correspondence, undated.

80 1-3

Correspondence, empty envelopes and calling cards, undated.

80 4

Correspondence, RSVPs to dinner honoring Sarah Tyler and Mary Roberts Meigs, undated.

80 5

Diaries, 1922-1953.

80 6

Diaries, 1922-1953.

81-82

Diaries, 1922-1953.

83 1

Diaries, notebooks regarding addresses and services, undated.

83 2

Diaries, unidentified notebooks in shorthand, 1934-1940.

83 3-4

Financial records, account ledgers, 1904-1951.

83 5-7

Financial records, account ledgers, 1904-1951.

84 1-3

Financial records, banking, 1901-1939.

84 4-6

Financial records, banking, 1901-1939.

85 1-2

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1895-1940.

85 3-5

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1895-1940.

86

Financial records, cancelled checks and check stubs, 1895-1940.

87 1-2

Financial records, income tax, 1929-1952.

87 3-6

Financial records, income tax, 1929-1952.

88 1-5

Financial records, Fisher and Brother, 1908-1909.

88 6

Financial records, general, circa 1920-1945.

89 1-2

Financial records, receipts and bills, 1846-1940.

89 3-9

Financial records, receipts and bills, 1846-1940.

90-92

Financial records, receipts and bills, 1846-1940.

93 1-2

Liberty loans, circa 1918.

93 3-6

Liberty loans, circa 1918.

94

Liberty loans, circa 1918.

95 1-2

Liberty loans, correspondence, circa 1918.

95 3-7

Liberty loans, investment stubs, 1917.

96 1
Volume

Liberty loans, scrapbook, circa 1919.

49
Box Folder

Sesquicentennial Exposition, correspondence, circa 1926.

96 2-4

Sesquicentennial Exposition, ephemera, circa 1926.

96 5

Sesquicentennial Exposition, ephemera, circa 1926.

97 1

Sesquicentennial Exposition, ephemera, circa 1926.

233 2

Sesquicentennial Exposition, invitations, circa 1926.

97 2-3

Sesquicentennial Exposition, clippings, circa 1926.

97 4

Sesquicentennial Exposition, Sulgrave Manor, circa 1926.

97 5

Sesquicentennial Exposition, Sulgrave Manor, circa 1926.

98

Sesquicentennial Exposition, Sulgrave Manor, circa 1926.

99 1-3

Sesquicentennial Exposition, American Swedish Historical Museum, circa 1926.

99 4

Sesquicentennial Exposition, Tour of Historic Germantown, circa 1926.

99 5

Sesquicentennial Exposition, Women's Committee certificates and correspondence, circa 1926.

99 6

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, administrative files, 1926.

99 7

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, brochures and programs, circa 1930.

99 8

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, clippings, undated.

99 9

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1922-1934.

99 10-11

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1922-1934.

100 1-3

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, digest of endowments and funds, after 1941.

100 4

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, financial records, 1921-1941.

100 5-6

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hadassah subject file, 1930-1931.

100 7

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hannah E. Longshore department of therapeutics, 1930.

101 1

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, luncheons, 1937-1940.

101 2

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, membership certificate, 1933.

233 3

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, nursing, 1922.

101 4

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, nurse report, 1926.

101 5

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, postcards and images, undated.

101 6

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, radium fund, circa 1920-1941.

101 7-8

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, reports and finances, 1924-1932.

101 9

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, staffing issues, 1922.

101 10

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, "What Women's Medical College Stands For", 1922.

101 11

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Women's Medical Journal, 1924 November.

101 3

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, general, 1921-1932.

101 12-13

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, general, 1921-1932.

102 1-7

Subject file: address cards, undated.

102 8

Subject file: addresses given by Sarah L. W. Starr, 1925-1932.

102 9

Subject file: addresses given by Sarah L. W. Starr, 1925-1932.

103 1

Subject file: Agnes Irwin School reunion, 1932.

103 2

Subject file: American Ramabai Association, 1905-1915.

103 3

Subject file: astrological information, 1940.

103 5

Subject file: Belfield, circa 1938.

103 6-7

Subject file: baptismal certificates, childhood drawings, report cards for S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1913.

103 8

Subject file: chocolate and Jell-O brochures, undated.

103 9

Subject file: clippings, undated.

103 10-14
Volume

Clippings scrapbook, circa 1926.

50
Box Folder

Subject file: College Settlement of Philadelphia, 1910-1911.

103 15

Subject file: Committee of 42nd Ward, 1907.

104 1

Subject file: Congress of Constructive Patriotism, undated.

104 2

Subject file: crocheting and sewing patterns, undated.

104 3

Subject file: Department of Agriculture, undated.

104 4

Subject file: ephemera, circa 1890-1918.

104 5-8

Subject file: ephemera.

105-106

Subject file: Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania, 1915-1920.

107 1

Subject file: essays or talks, 1923-1928.

107 2

Subject file: estate material, 1911-1941.

107 3-5

Subject file: gardening.

107 6

Subject file: genealogical diagrams, 1852-1933.

233 4

Subject file: Germantown Hospital, 1896-1909.

107 7-8

Subject file: Germantown Hospital, 1896-1909.

108 1-4

Subject file: horticultural notes, undated.

108 5

Subject file: Jackson Flemming lectures, 1926.

108 6

Subject file: Kenmore Association, circa 1927.

108 7-8

Subject file: Kenmore Association, circa 1927.

109 1-2

Subject file: Lenox Inc. correspondence, circa 1926.

109 3

Subject file: Licenses and documents for dog, cows, and car, 1960-1980.

109 4

Subject file: Magna Charta Dames, 1925-1938.

109 5-7

Subject file: Magna Charta Dames, 1925-1938.

233 5

Subject file: Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defense, undated.

109 8

Subject file: membership in various organizations, circa 1921-1951.

109 9

Subject file: National League for Women's Service, 1917-1925.

109 10-11

Subject file: National League for Women's Service, 1917-1925.

110 1-2

Subject file: National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild, 1908-1910.

110 3

Subject file: Nova Scotia, 1924-1933.

110 4

Subject file: occupational therapy, 1928.

110 5

Subject file: Philadelphia Fountain Society, 1935.

110 6

Subject file: Philadelphia historical sites, undated.

110 7

Subject file: Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy, 1923-1924.

110 8-9

Subject file: promotional etching by Louis K. Harlow, undated.

110 10

Subject file: Saving Fund Society, correspondence, 1932.

110 11

Subject file: Slotter, Groome and Company, 1927.

111 1

Subject file: Society of Lovers of Children, undated.

111 2

Subject file: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, circa 1926.

111 3

Subject file: Stenton mansion, 1913-1937.

111 4-5

Subject file: Travel, 1906-1936.

111 6-11

Subject file: Travel, 1906-1936.

112

Subject file: Travel, 1906-1936.

113 1-9

Subject file: Travel, 1906-1936.

233 6

Subject file: Ursinus College honorary degree, 1931.

113 10

Subject file: Welfare Federation of Philadelphia, 1923.

113 11-13

Subject file: Wildflower Preservation Society, undated.

114 1

Subject file: women in medicine, 1927-1935.

114 2-3

Subject file: Women's Club of Germantown and Germantown Historical Society, 1925 and 1931.

114 4

Subject file: Women's Committee of the West Chester County Commission of General Safety (New York), circa 1917.

114 5

Subject file: the Women's Permanent Emergency Association, 1900-1941.

114 6-9

Subject file: Wynnewood Pony and Dog Show, 1922-1923.

114 10

Miscellaneous, undated.

115 1-5

Subseries c. James and Sarah L. W. Starr, 1871-1940.

Box Folder

Address books and contact lists, undated.

115 6

Automobile information, circa 1915.

115 7

Correspondence, 1871-1939.

116

Correspondence, 1871-1939.

117 1-3
Volume

Financial records, account book, 1923.

51
Box Folder

Financial records, account book, 1924-1925.

117 4

Financial records, banking, 1931-1940.

117 5-7

Financial records, banking, 1931-1940.

118 1-3

Financial records, check stubs, 1923-1927.

118 4

Financial records, income taxes, 1931-1932.

118 5

Financial records, income taxes, 1931-1932.

119 1

Financial records, receipts, 1925-1932.

119 2

Miscellaneous notes and greeting cards, undated.

119 3

Publications and ephemera, circa 1916-1921, undated.

119 4-6

Publications and ephemera, circa 1916-1921, undated.

120 1

Travel, 1930-1935.

120 2-6

Travel, 1930-1935.

121-122

Travel, 1930-1935.

123 1-4
Volume

Travel, photo album, 1911-1915.

52

Travel, photo album, Empress of Australia Cruise, 1930-1931.

54

Travel, photo album, Empress of Australia Cruise, 1935.

55

Travel, photo album, Tuscania Cruise, 1924.

53

Series IV. Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1975.

Subseries a. Dr. Daniel Blain, 1929-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains subject files arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder

A, circa 1930-1970.

123 5-13

A, circa 1930-1970.

124-125

Awards, certificates, diplomas, and medical licenses, 1929-1972.

233 7

B, circa 1930-1970.

126-128

B, circa 1930-1970.

129 1-3

Ca-Co, circa 1930-1970.

129 4-18

Ca-Co, circa 1930-1970.

130

Ca-Co, circa 1930-1970.

131 1-13

Correspondence, circa 1930-1970.

131 14

Correspondence, circa 1930-1970.

132-133

Correspondence, circa 1930-1970.

134 1-7

Co-Cu, circa 1930-1970.

134 8

Co-Cu, circa 1930-1970.

135 1-4

D, circa 1930-1970.

135 5-16

D, circa 1930-1970.

136 1-2

E, circa 1930-1970.

136 3-15

F, circa 1930-1970.

136 16-21

F, circa 1930-1970.

137 1-10

G, circa 1930-1970.

137 11-12

G, circa 1930-1970.

138 1-9

H, circa 1930-1970.

138 10-21

H, circa 1930-1970.

139 1-5

I, circa 1930-1970.

139 6-18

I, circa 1930-1970.

140 1-17

J, circa 1930-1970.

140 18-20

J, circa 1930-1970.

141 1-8

K, circa 1930-1970.

141 9-13

L, circa 1930-1970.

141 14-23

L, circa 1930-1970.

142 1-11

M, circa 1930-1970.

142 12-32

M, circa 1930-1970.

143 1-22

N, circa 1930-1970.

143 23-29

N, circa 1930-1970.

144-145

N, circa 1930-1970.

146 1-12

O, circa 1930-1970.

146 13

O, circa 1930-1970.

147 1-2

P, circa 1930-1970.

147 3-25

P, circa 1930-1970.

148 1-23

Q, circa 1930-1970.

148 24

Ra-Re, circa 1930-1970.

148 25-28

Ra-Re, circa 1930-1970.

149 1

Reprints of articles from psychiatric and other medical journals, circa 1930-1970.

149 2-9

Reprints of articles from psychiatric and other medical journals, circa 1930-1970.

150-152

Reprints of articles from psychiatric and other medical journals, circa 1930-1970.

153 1-8
Volume

Retirement scrapbook, 1963.

56
Box Folder

Re-Ru, circa 1930-1970.

153 9-10

Re-Ru, circa 1930-1970.

154

Re-Ru, circa 1930-1970.

155 1-4

S, circa 1930-1970.

155 5-10

S, circa 1930-1970.

156

S, circa 1930-1970.

157 1-13

"Seven Ages of a Physician" (publication), 1944.

233 8

Ta-Tr, circa 1930-1970.

157 14-18

Ta-Tr, circa 1930-1970.

158-160

Ta-Tr, circa 1930-1970.

161 1-14
Tratelja Farms *Restricted*, circa 1940.
Scope and Contents note

These files may contain confidential patient records and are restricted.

161 15-20

Tratelja Farms *Restricted*, circa 1940.

162-163

Tratelja Farms *Restricted*, circa 1940.

164 1-5

Tr-Tw, circa 1930-1970.

164 6-9

U, circa 1930-1970.

164 10-17

U, circa 1930-1970.

165 1-3

V, circa 1930-1970.

165 4-7
W, circa 1930-1970.
Scope and Contents note

Restricted files from the War Shipping Administration materials have been relocated to Patient records.

165 8-12

W, circa 1930-1970.

166

W, circa 1930-1970.

167 1-14

X, circa 1930-1970.

167 15-16

Y, circa 1930-1970.

168 1-2

Z, circa 1930-1970.

168 3

Patient records *Restricted*, circa 1930-1970.

168 4-23

Patient records *Restricted*, circa 1930-1970.

169-174

Patient records *Restricted*, circa 1930-1970.

175 1-2

Subseries b. S. Logan Starr Blain, 1903-1975.

Box Folder

Clippings, 1964-1965.

175 3

Colonial Dames of America, 1966-1967.

175 4

Correspondence, 1907-1965.

175 5-8

Correspondence, 1907-1965.

176-177

Correspondence, 1907-1965.

178 1-4

Engagement calendars, 1922.

178 5

Ephemera, circa 1923.

178 6

Estate materials, circa 1950.

178 7-8
Volume Volume Volume Volume Volume Volume

Estate materials, Sarah L. W. Starr (6 volumes), 1958-1969.

Box Folder

Financial records.

178 9-12

Friday evening dances, 1958-1960.

178 13

"Inspiration" magazine for Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, circa 1923.

179 1

Insurance and estate material, 1956-1975.

179 2

Journal, 1938.

179 3

Logan genealogy, 1964-1965.

179 4

Nova Scotia material, undated.

179 5

Party RSVPs, 1960.

179 6

Passport, 1930.

179 7

Receipts, 1921-1931.

179 8

Report cards, 1916-1920.

179 9

Residuary trust, circa 1968.

179 10-11

Residuary trust, circa 1968.

80 1-2

Schoolwork, circa 1903.

180 5

Scrapbook of invitations and commonplace book and other, 1910, 1920-1921.

180 3
Volume

Scrapbook, travel, circa 1924.

63
Box Folder

Scrapbook, travel for American Psychiatric Association, 1950.

180 4

Sesquicentennial Exposition pass, 1926.

180 6

Vital records, 1943.

181 1

Wedding materials, circa 1936.

181 2-5

Series V. Other family members and associates, 1697-1972.

Link to family tree showing relationships between some individuals in this collection.

Belfield papers family tree

[Digital Version]
Box Folder

Andrews, Elizabeth C. Correspondence, circa 1825-1835.

181 6

Blain, Claudia Lacy Grier. Correspondence, 1953.

181 7

Blain, Danny, Jr. Correspondence, 1947-1960.

181 8-9

Blain, Danny, Jr. Correspondence, 1947-1960.

182 1

Boas, Daniel D. Correspondence, 1869.

182 2

Craig, William. Account book, circa 1861.

182 3

Dickinson, John. Correspondence, 1792, 1798.

182 4

Emlen, Ellen. Colonial Dames papers and genealogical information, circa 1890-1900.

182 5

Emlen, Ellen. Estate records, 1922-1924.

182 6-7

Emlen, Ellen. Estate records, 1922-1924.

183

Emlen, George Jr. Business correspondence, 1869-1890.

184 1-5

Emlen, George Jr. Diaries, 1875-1879, undated.

184 6

Emlen, George Jr. Dog ephemera, American Kennel Club and Game Protective Society pamphlets, 1873-1887.

184 7

Emlen, George Jr. Ephemera, undated.

185 1-3

Emlen, George Jr. Financial ledger, circa 1870.

184 8

Emlen, George Jr. Legal records, 1861-1900.

185-187

Emlen, George Jr. Miscellaneous fragments and notes, undated.

188 1

Emlen, George Jr. Publication, "Acts of Assembly relative to the Board of Wardens", 1829.

188 2

Emlen, George Jr. Publications and ephemera, 1873-1887.

188 3

Emlen, George Jr. Receipts and bills, 1860-1900.

188 4-7

Emlen, George Jr. Receipts and bills, 1860-1900.

189

Emlen, George Jr. Receipts and bills, 1860-1900.

190 1-3

Emlen, George Jr. University of Pennsylvania, 1860-1885.

190 4

Emlen, George Sr. Publication, "Laws of the Emlen Institution, 1843", 1843.

190 5

Emlen, Mary. Correspondence from James Starr Jr., circa 1906.

190 6

Emlen Family. Correspondence and legal documents, 1797-1818.

190 7
Volume

Evans, Wharton, and Company. Financial records, book-keeping, 1841-1871.

64

Fisher and Brother Company. Financial records, account ledger, 1900-1903.

65
Box Folder

Fisher, Mary and Elizabeth. Correspondence, circa 1850-1855.

190 8
Volume

Fisher, Thomas. Journal, voyage to England, 1775.

66

Fisher, Thomas. Journal, voyage to England, undated.

67

Fisher, Thomas. Journal, voyage to Ireland, etc., undated.

68
Box Folder

Fisher, William Logan. Manuscript, 1803-1827.

190 9
Volume

Fisher, William Logan. Commonplace book, circa 1800-1852.

70
Box Folder

Fisher, William Logan. Correspondence from James Barker, 1798-1806.

190 10

Fisher, William Logan. Correspondence from Eliza Rodman, 1813-1815, 1838.

190 11
Volume

Fisher, William Logan. Correspondence, letterbook, circa 1820-1850.

69
Box Folder

Fisher, William Logan. Financial records, 1846.

190 12
Volume

Fox, Mary Rodman Fisher. Correspondence, letterbook, 1841-1883.

71
Item

Hall family tree, after 1893.

1
Box Folder

Hall, Annie. Correspondence, 1926.

190 13

Hall, James. Diary, 1877-1880.

190 14

Hall, Mary J. Receipt book, circa 1884.

190 15

Hall, William Coleman. Chapel of Saint John the Evangelist hymnal, undated.

196 2

Hall, William Coleman. Correspondence, 1891-1927.

191-192

Hall, William Coleman. Correspondence, 1891-1927.

193 1

Hall, William Coleman. Diaries, 1878-1928.

193 2-6

Hall, William Coleman. Diaries, 1878-1928.

194 1-3

Hall, William Coleman. Estate materials, various clients, circa 1895-1925.

194 4

Hall, William Coleman. Financial records, 1882-1927.

194 5-6

Hall, William Coleman. Financial records, account book, 1894.

194 7

Hall, William Coleman. Financial records, Timber End Farm, 1889-1895.

195 1

Hall, William Coleman. Miscellaneous clippings and ephemera, 1870-1920.

195 2

Hall, William Coleman. Miscellaneous pocket-size books, 1878-1890.

195 3

Hall, William Coleman. Travel materials, 1873-1886.

195 4

Hall, William Coleman. William Craig's receipt books, 1821-1825.

196 1

Hall, William Coleman, and Charles Hall. Correspondence and receipt books, 1796-1816.

195 6

Hall, William Coleman, and James Hall. Correspondence, 1840-1863.

195 7

Hall, William Coleman, and Sarah Rodman Morgan. Correspondence and estate material, 1835-1881.

195 8

Hall, William Coleman, and multiple recipients. Correspondence, 1821-1884.

195 9

Hall, William Coleman. Unattributed account book, 1859-1867.

196 3

Hall, William Coleman. Unattributed cook book, circa 1940-1960.

196 4

Hall, William Coleman. Unattributed wheat shipment book, 1834-1861.

196 5

Keith, Elise Wister. Last will and testament (facsimile), 1939.

196 6

Lindley/Rutter family papers, circa 1799-1810.

196 7-8

Lindley/Rutter family papers, circa 1799-1810.

197 1

Lindley, Ruth Anna Rutter. Correspondence, 1795-1806.

197 2-4

Lindley, Ruth Anna Rutter. Miscellaneous documents including her memoirs, 1810, undated.

197 5

Lindley, William. Correspondence, 1848-1869.

197 6-7

Lindley, William. Materials, circa 1870-1880.

197 8

Logan, Albanus Charles (1783-1854). Correspondence and estate settlement, 1799-1855.

197 9

Logan, Albanus C. (1850-1930). Correspondence and financial records, circa 1875-1930.

197 10
Volume

Logan, Albanus C. (1850-1930). Financial records, account book, 1873-1886.

72
Box Folder

Logan, Anna Armott. Correspondence, 1871-1884.

198 1

Logan, Deborah Norris. Annotated almanacs, circa 1777-1813.

198 2

Logan, Deborah Norris. Correspondence, circa 1789-1801.

198 3

Logan, Frances A. Financial records, account book, 1895-1897.

198 4

Logan, George. Correspondence, 1790-1820.

198 5

Logan, James. Letter (facsimile), 1733.

233 9

Logan, Jonathon D. Hunting journal, undated.

198 6

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Automobile records and insurance, 1931-1938.

198 7

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Charity work, 1933-1938.

198 8

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Church and club information, 1908-1938.

199 1

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Clippings on fashion and beauty, 1926-1937.

199 2

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Clippings on history of Philadelphia and the world, 1918-1937.

199 3

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Correspondence, 1906-1938.

199 4-6

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Engagement calendars, 1921-1931.

200 1

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records and estate, 1889-1906.

200 2

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records, 1916-1918.

200 3

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records, 1923-1938.

200 4

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records, check stubs, 1935-1937.

201 1

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records, correspondence, 1888-1906.

201 2

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Financial records, receipts, 1938.

201 3

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Fireproof storage receipts, 1932-1938.

201 4

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Genealogy, family history, and antiques research and correspondence, circa 1905-1935.

201 5-6

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Journal, clippings and gardening, circa 1936-1938.

202 1

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Medical record, 1938.

202 2

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Notes, lists, receipts and miscellaneous, circa 1925-1939.

202 3-4

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Poetry, 1886.

202 5

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Recipes, undated.

202 6

Logan, Maria Dickinson. Will, 1854.

202 7

Logan, Sarah E. Poems, circa 1827.

202 8

Logan family members. Correspondence, 1697-1875.

203 1

Meigs, Arthur. Correspondence, 1935-1937.

203 2

Meigs, Edward. Correspondence, circa 1920.

203 3

Meigs, Margaret Wister. Correspondence, 1887-1940.

203 4-9

Meigs, Margaret Wister. Family papers regarding Jacob Dick, undated.

203 10

Meigs, Margaret Wister. Fort Hunter mansion, 1935-1937.

203 11

Meigs, Margaret Wister. Fort Hunter museum, 1936-1941.

203 12

Meigs, the Misses.

203 13

Morgan, Sarah Rodman. Correspondence from Charles Morgan, 1858-1864.

203 14

Morgan, Sarah Rodman. Receipts, circa 1891.

203 15
Volume

Rotch, Joseph. Financial records, receipt book, 1749-1753.

73
Box Folder

Sallader, Pearson E. Receipt book, 1848.

204 1

Starr, James Sr. Skaters' Club certificate, 1869.

204 2

Wister, William Rotch, James Wister, and Francis Wister. Material, 1848-1889.

204 3

Wister, Anne. Last will and testament, circa 1888.

204 4

Wister, Francis. Financial records, 1868-1872.

204 5-8
Volume

Wister, Francis. Financial records, account ledger, 1869.

74

Wister, Francis. Financial records, account ledger, 1869-1870.

75

Wister, Francis. Financial records, account ledger, 1871.

76

Wister, Francis. Financial records, cashbook, 1869-1871.

77

Wister, Francis. Financial records, cashbook, 1870-1871.

78

Wister, Francis. Financial records, check stubs, 1871.

79

Wister, Francis. Financial records, daybook, 1869.

80

Wister, Francis. Financial records, daybook, 1870.

81

Wister, Francis. Financial records, loan book, 1870.

82

Wister, Francis. Financial records, purchases and sales ledger, 1868-1869.

83

Wister, Francis. Financial records, purchases and sales ledger, 1869-1870.

84

Wister, Francis. Financial records, purchases and sales ledger, 1870-1871.

85

Wister, Francis. Financial records, stock ledger, circa 1871.

86
Box Folder

Wister, John. Financial records, 1818-1838.

204 9
Volume

Wister, Jones. Correspondence, business letterbook, 1901-1904.

87
Box Folder

Wister, Jones. Cover of prayer book, undated.

204 10

Wister, Langhorne, 1864-1873.

204 11
Volume

Wister, Langhorne. Correspondence, letterbook, 1861.

88
Box Folder

Wister, Mary. Correspondence, undated.

204 12

Wister, the Misses. Correspondence, 1881-1900.

205 1

Wister, Rodman and Jones. Correspondence, 1914 December 17.

205 2
Volume

Wister, Sarah Edythe. Scrapbook, regarding Centennial, 1876.

89
Box Folder

Wurtz, Elizabeth Wister. Correspondence, 1885-1924, undated.

205 3-8

Wurtz, John Wister.

205 9

Miscellaneous extended family. Correspondence, circa 1765-1920.

205 10-12
Volume

Miscellaneous extended family. Correspondence, letterbook, 1801-1850.

90

Miscellaneous extended family. Correspondence, letterbook, 1858-1866.

91
Box Folder

Miscellaneous members of Logan, Norris, and Fisher families. Legal and financial records, 1815-1855.

206 1

Unidentified. Account ledger, 1774, 1855-1880.

206 4-5
Volume

Unidentified. Account ledger, 1840-1841.

92

Unidentified. Account ledger, 1857.

93

Unidentified. Account ledger, 1881-1885.

94

Unidentified. Account ledger, circa 1895.

95
Box Folder

Unidentified. Correspondence, circa 1896-1948.

206 6-7

Unidentified. Diaries, 1876, 1951-1972, undated.

206 8-9

Unidentified. Financial records, circa 1866.

207 1
Volume

Unidentified. Financial records, trial balance book, 1857.

97

Unidentified. Financial records, farm yields, 1906-1910.

96
Box Folder

Unidentified. Genealogical notes, undated.

207 2

Unidentified. Lists and notes, undated.

206 2-3

Unidentified. Lists and notes, undated.

207 3-4

Unidentified. Notepads with shorthand notes, circa 1935.

207 5

Unidentified. Recipes, undated.

207 6

Unidentified. Scrapbook, undated.

207 7

Series VI. Photographs, 1862-1977.

Box Folder

James and Sarah Logan Wister Starr, undated.

207 8-12

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 6th World Psychiatry Congress (Madrid, Spain), 1966.

207 13

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 112th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Chicago), 1956.

207 14

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 117th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Chicago), 1961.

207 15

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 118th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Toronto), 1962.

207 16

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 120th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Los Angeles), 1964.

207 17

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 120th American Psychiatric Association Conference (New York), 1965.

207 18

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 124th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Washington D.C.), 1971.

208 1

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 126th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Honolulu), 1973.

208 2

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 127th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Detroit), 1974.

208 3

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. 130th American Psychiatric Association Conference (Toronto), 1977.

208 4

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. American College of Psychiatrists, Ninth Anniversary Meeting (Dallas), 1972.

208 6

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1966.

208 7

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Autographed photographs, circa 1940-1970.

208 8

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Benjamin Rush house, undated.

208 9

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Boats and boating, undated.

208 10

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. China, 1937-1939.

208 11

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Conference in Brooklyn, New York, undated.

208 12

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Conferences in Washington, D.C., circa 1947-1971.

208 13

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Meetings at identified hospitals, circa 1955-1964.

208 14

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Miscellaneous group portraits (identified individuals), undated.

208 15

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Miscellaneous personal, undated.

208 16

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Miscellaneous professional and conferences, undated.

208 17

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Ohio Mental Health Association, 1955.

209 1

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Portraits of colleagues, undated.

209 2

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Psychiatry conference in Bangkok, 1956.

208 5

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Psychiatry conference in Bogota, Colombia, 1968.

209 3

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Scenery, Canada and Rome, undated.

209 4

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Service in World War II, circa 1940-1950.

209 5

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Unidentified events, circa 1960-1980.

209 7

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Unidentified negatives, undated.

209 8

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Unidentified snapshots, circa 1930-1980.

209 6

Dr. Daniel and S. Logan Starr Blain. Unidentified snapshots, circa 1930-1980.

209 9

Hall, William Coleman. Tintype and prayer card, 1866 April.

209 10

Logan, Maria Dickinson, circa 1857.

209 11

Miscellaneous identified individuals, undated.

209 15

Parrish, Susan, 1862 July.

209 12

Stenton mansion, undated.

210 2

Wister, Langhorne, 1861.

209 13

Unidentified men, undated.

210 4

Unidentified girl, undated.

233 13

Unidentified rolled photographs.

233

Unidentified women, undated.

210 7

Unidentified groups, undated.

210 3

Unidentified scenery, undated.

210 5

Unidentified negatives, undated.

210 1

Unidentified rolls of 16mm film (9 rolls), circa 1940-1941.

234

Unidentified tintypes, undated.

210 6

Unidentified white-glass photographs, undated.

209 14

Scrapbooks. Postcards, undated.

211 1-3

Scrapbooks. Travel, undated.

211 4

Series VII. Publications and ephemera, 1884-1977.

Box Folder

Advertising and catalogs, circa 1895-1920.

215 2-5

Advertising and catalogs, circa 1895-1920.

216 1-3

Almanac, 1884.

216 4

Antiques, 1923-1961.

216 6
Artifacts.
Scope and Contents note

This box contains artifacts found within the collection. Objects include, commemorative coins, stamps, linens, a bloodletting device associated with a Dr. Logan, a handmade scale, epaulets associated with Dr. Daniel Blain, medals/pins associated with Sarah Logan Wister Starr, and a decorative photograph frame containing an image of Madonna with Child.

235

Business histories, undated.

216 7

Calendars, 1898-1931.

216 8

Calendars, 1898-1931.

217 1

"The Chestnut Burr", 1915-1920.

217 2

Children's book, undated.

217 3

Clippings, undated.

217 4-7

Clippings, undated.

218

Clippings, undated.

219 1
Volume

Clippings, scrapbook, circa 1910-1920.

98
Box Folder

Colonial American history, 1876-1946.

219 2-4

DMC Library embroidery and cross-stitch pattern books, circa 1920.

219 5

Education, undated.

220 1

Events, 1900-1949.

220 2-5

Events, 1900-1949.

221 1

Fortnightly Club, 1977.

221 2

Genealogy. "A Derivation of the American Family of Wistars and Wisters", undated.

221 3

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Annual report, 1892.

221 4

Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1915-1949.

221 5

Germantown, Pennsylvania. "The Beehive", 1928-1929.

221 6

Greeting cards, undated.

221 7

History and politics, undated.

221 8-9

Magazines, circa 1920.

222 1-3

Miscellaneous organizations, undated.

222 4

National Society of Magna Charta Dames, 1935-1939.

222 5

Newspapers. "Braintree and Witham Times", 1930.

232 1

Newspapers. "Germantown Independent Gazette", 1900 June 8.

232 2

Newspapers. "Halifax Chronicle Herald", 1949 September 5.

232 3

Newspapers. "Hindustan Times", 1951 January 5.

232 4

Newspapers. "Hong Kong Daily Press", 1931 February 17.

232 5

Newspapers. "Hong Kong Sunday Herald", 1931 February 15.

232 6

Newspapers. "Morning Post" (London), 1901 January 24 and January 29.

232 7

Newspapers. "New York Tribune", 1900 June 7.

232 8

Newspapers. "North China Star" (Tientsin, China), 1931 February 9.

232 9

Newspapers. "People's Advocate and Press" (New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania), 1900 June 20.

232 10

Newspapers. "Shanghai Evening Post", 1931 February 21.

232 11

Newspapers. "Society Manila Bulletin", 1931 February 12.

232 12

Newspapers. "The Standard" (London), 1901 February 4.

232 13

Newspapers. Philadelphia newspapers, 1901.

231 1-4

Newspapers. Stockholm newspapers, 1937.

232 14

Paper dolls, undated.

222 6

Patriotic, circa 1895-1940.

222 7-9

Philadelphia, 1903-1946.

223 1-6
Volume

Postage stamp scrapbook, circa 1830-1899.

99
Box Folder

Postcards, greeting cards and invitations.

223 7

Postcards, greeting cards and invitations.

224

Playbills, 1878-1937.

225 1-2

Religion, 1908-1910.

225 3

Sesquicentennial Exposition, circa 1926.

225 4

Stamp collecting, 1937-1943.

225 5

Stamps, advertising stamp albums, undated.

225 6

Sulgrave Manor, circa 1967.

225 7

Travel.

225 8

Travel.

226-229

Travel.

233 10-13

Women in medicine, circa 1906-1931.

230 1

Women's rights, 1938-1939.

230 2

World fairs, circa 1904.

230 3

Miscellaneous publications and ephemera, circa 1898-1947.

212-214

Miscellaneous publications and ephemera, circa 1898-1947.

215 1