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Fornance family papers

1815-1976, 23 linear feet

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Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Fornance family
Title:
Fornance family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1794-1989
Call Number:
46
Extent:
26 Linear feet (59 boxes and 4 volumes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Like the elder Joseph, his son Joseph Fornance (1841-1923) and grandson Joseph Knox Fornance (1882-1965) were lawyers involved with politics. The Fornance family papers, 1794-1989, is an extensive collection of correspondence, ledgers, diaries, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and documents covering several generations of one family. Family members were involved in numerous matters over more than one-and-a-half centuries, so among other subjects, there is rich documentation of military service during the Civil War and World War I, the election of Woodrow Wilson, and early efforts at historic preservation (the Fornance family home is considered the oldest in Norristown).
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Biography/History

The Honorable Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) was born in 1804 in Lower Merion and died in 1852. He graduated from law school and started a law practice in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Joseph Fornance was President of Norristown Town Council, a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1834), and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives (1839-1843). He was married to Anne McKnight (1817-1852) and had two children: Mary and Joseph. He is buried in Montgomery Cemetery.

Colonel Thomas Pope Knox (1809-1879) was born in Savannah, Georgia to Andrew and Rebecca Knox in 1809. When Knox was twelve he and his family moved to the Norristown, Pennsylvania area for better business opportunities. After arriving Andrew Knox purchased Selma Farm from the heirs of General Andrew Porter. The Porter family had built Selma in 1794. Thomas was raised on the Selma farm. In 1840 Thomas married Sarah A. Leedom (1816-1846) with whom he had four children. Sarah died six years after they married, and soon after the death of three of their children. Their surviving child, Ellen, later married Joseph Fornance (1841-1923). Thomas was involved in politics and the Democratic Party. He was nominated to the State Senate in 1855, serving for three years. He also served as President of the State Agricultural Society for several years. Thomas spent most of his adult years as a successful farmer. He died May 29, 1879 after a long illness. Knox and many of his family members are buried at Montgomery Cemetery.

Joseph Fornance (1841-1923), eldest son of the Honorable Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) and Anne McKnight Fornance, was born April 24, 1841 in Norristown and died in 1923. JFII grew up at Selma farm, went on to study law, and eventually practiced law in Norristown. A Democrat, he was involved in the nomination of William Jennings Bryan for the Presidency in 1896 and again in 1900. He had a great interest in local history and became active in the Historical Society of Montgomery County, serving as president for several years and playing an instrumental role in planning the centennial celebration of 1884. He married Ellen Knox (1844-1928) in 1881 and they had three children: Joseph Knox (1882-1965), Eleanor (1883-1893), and Lois (1885-1934).

Ellen Knox Fornance (1844-1928), the daughter of Colonel Thomas P. Knox and Sarah Leedom Knox, was born at Selma Farm on November 14, 1844. She was one of the original members of the Valley Forge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She married Joseph Fornance (1841-1923), the son of the Honorable Joseph Fornance (1804-1852), and they had three children: Joseph Knox (1882-1965), Eleanor (1883-1893), and Lois (1885-1934).

Joseph Knox Fornance (1882-1965) was a prominent soldier, lawyer, and civic leader in Norristown. The son of Joseph Fornance (1841-1923) and Ellen Knox Fornance, he was born on September 16, 1882 at Selma farm. He attended Swarthmore Preparatory School, Princeton University (BA, 1904), and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Fornance earned his law degree in 1907 and was admitted to the Montgomery Bar the same year; he continued to practice law on-and-off for over half a century until his death. Just like his father, JKF had his own successful law firm. He took a break from law and served aboard the USS Iowa in 1910 for six months before returning to his law practice. In 1910 he began his political career in the Democratic Party by running several times for State Legislature (and losing). After these losses JKF became active in organizing committees to elect Woodrow Wilson for President. He also served as Assistant Appraiser in the Philadelphia Customs Department under the United States Navy Reserves. In 1915, after serving for several years as Assistant Appraiser and working in his law firm, JKF was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He eventually transferred to the United States Army and served during World War I in the European Theatre. JKF attained the rank of Major and received the British Military Cross for outstanding service. After the conclusion of the war, he continued his law practice and was also active in the Historical Society of Montgomery County. He married Ruth Ryder Fornance in 1930 and they had no children. He was a prominent figure in the local community, serving as a Democratic Presidential elector in 1936, president of the Norristown Community Chest, and chairman of the Norristown Civil Defense program during World War II. He died in 1965. His wife Ruth lived on at Selma farm until her death in 1982.

Lois Fornance (1885-1934), daughter of Ellen and Joseph Fornance (1841-1923), was born at Selma on October 28th, 1885. She was the sister of Joseph Knox Fornance. She attended Swarthmore College and went on to marry J. M. Power Wallace in 1918. They had two children, one of whom died as an infant. Lois died in 1934.

Scope and Contents

The Fornance family papers, 1794-1989, consist of the personal papers of the Fornance family of Norristown, Pennsylvania, particularly Joseph Fornance II (1841-1923), his wife Ellen Knox Fornance (1844-1928), and their son Joseph Knox Fornance (1882-1965). The collection, which dates from 1794 to 1989, consists of correspondence, financial records and receipts, diaries, legal documents, invitations, family genealogy, photographs, pamphlets, property records, scrapbooks, and many other types of records. These papers document the military (especially World War I and the Civil War), politics and the Democratic party, legal practice, societies and clubs (particularly the Daughters of the American Republic and the Society of the Cincinnati), education, and other subjects. It is a robust collection that portrays the lives of a locally prominent family in Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as well as their involvement in social and political movements and events of wider significance, over the course of about two centuries.

The collection is arranged into seven series by family member: "Series A. Joseph Fornance I (1804-1852) papers, 1815-1858"; "Series B. Thomas P. Knox (1809-1879) papers, 1837-1880"; "Series C. Joseph Fornance II (1841-1923) papers, 1827-1935"; "Series D. Ellen Knox Fornance (1844-1928) papers, 1850-1928"; "Series E. Joseph K. Fornance (1882-1965) papers, 1882-1976"; "Series F. Lois Fornance Wallace (1885-1934) papers, 1885-1914"; and "Series G. Other family members and unattributed items, 1794-1989."

"Series A. Joseph Fornance I (1804-1852) papers, 1815-1858" is organized into three subseries: "Subseries 1. Booklets," "Subseries 2. Letters," and "Subseries 3. Memoranda books, financial records, and maps." There are nine printed booklets, spanning from 1826 to 1856; political, social, and legal correspondence dating from 1815 to 1854; and a small amount of memoranda books, financial records, and other materials.

"Series B. Thomas P. Knox (1809-1879) papers, 1837-1880" is organized into three subseries. "Subseries 1. Financial records" includes an account book, cancelled checks, receipt books; estate papers from Rebecca and Robert Knox; and expense books from Knox's house and farm (Selma in Norristown). "Subseries 2. Letters" is organized into two sub-subseries: "Sub-subseries a. Letters by subject" (including the State Agricultural Society, the Civil War, and political matters) and "Sub-subseries b. Letters by sender." "Subseries 3. Miscellaneous" includes additional scattered papers relating to Thomas P. Knox.

"Series C. Joseph Fornance II (1841-1923) papers, 1827-1935" is organized into five subseries. "Subseries 1. Booklets" consists of printed pamphlets and publications on history, the military, and other subjects of interest to JFII. The booklets are arranged in chronological order and date from 1827 to 1908. "Subseries 2. Diaries" contains JFII's personal diaries, 1862-1922; and daily accounts of his home and farm, "Selma Farm Journals," 1891-1918. "Subseries 3. Financial records" contains account books, receipts and invoices, and check stubs. Some of the account books are general, and some are specific: personal, household, groceries, farm, clients or named individuals/estates. "Subseries 4. Letters" is further organized into three sub-subseries: "Sub-subseries a. Letters by subject" (including legal letters), "Sub-subseries b. Letters by correspondent," and "Sub-subseries c. Invitations." Lastly, "Subseries 5. Miscellaneous" contains legal summaries and other documents relating to JFII's law practice, an address book, materials from his involvement with local historical societies, and other miscellaneous documents and papers. Of special interest is JFII's notes on his elocution class, 1867-1870, including his descriptions of hearing Fanny Kemble and Edwin Booth perform.

"Series D. Ellen Knox Fornance (1844-1928) papers, 1850-1928" is organized into four subseries. "Subseries 1. Daughters of the American Revolution materials" contains published booklets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and documents. There are materials from the national and state organizations of the DAR, as well as from the local Valley Forge Chapter. "Subseries 2. Letters" are organized alphabetically by correspondent. Most of the correspondents are family members (immediate family and cousins). "Subseries 3. Financial records" includes account books, Knox estate records, and other financial papers. "Subseries 4. Miscellaneous" includes six diaries (1893-1914), family genealogy and related documents, photograph albums (with most individuals identified), and many other documents.

"Series E. Joseph K. Fornance (1882-1965) papers, 1882-1976" form the largest group in this collection, and are arranged into four subseries by period of JKF's life. "Subseries 1. Childhood and education" consists mostly of letters, with some photographs and other documents, from JKF's time as a student at Swarthmore Preparatory School, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. "Subseries 2. Military career" contains documents relating to JKF's time in the United States Navy, Pennsylvania National Guard, and service in the United States Army during World War I. It consists chiefly of correspondence, with some photographs (including training in Texas and action in France/Belgium), and a small number of official documents. "Subseries 3. Politics" includes materials relating to JKF's run for office, as well as his involvement with the Democratic Party and politics in general. He was an active supporter of Woodrow Wilson, and many campaign materials are included in his papers. Of special interest are an invitation to the Harding White House (1925) and JKF's certificate for becoming a Presidential elector for Pennsylvania (he voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936). "Subseries 4. Miscellaneous" mostly includes materials from later in JKF's life when he was a lawyer. The subseries features personal financial records, diaries, materials relating to JKF's law practice (including case files), drawings, booklets/printed pamphlets collected by JKF, photographs, Society of Cincinnati materials, and many other miscellaneous documents.

"Series F. Lois Fornance Wallace (1885-1934) papers, 1885-1914" consists chiefly of correspondence, with some photographs and a map of Philadelphia.

"Series G. Other family members and unattributed items, 1794-1989" is organized alphabetically by family member. It includes account books, diaries, letters, booklets, and other documents from members of the Fornance and Knox extended family, especially Lieutenant John Fornance. This series also includes unattributed items, including a large number of calling cards, several maps, and pamphlets and ephemera.

The collection has a very broad scope and touches on many subjects of potential interest to researchers: the Civil War and World War I, politics and the Democratic Party, Norristown high society, historical societies and clubs, law practice in the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous other topics.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories with assistance from Anne Hoke

Sponsor

This finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) with assistance from volunteers of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Ruth R. Fornance, circa 1965.

Processing Information Note

This collection was processed in 2012 by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), with assistance from volunteers of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials Note

The Historical Society of Montgomery County also holds a variety of textiles, household items, and other three-dimensional objects from the Fornance family, stored with HSMC's museum holdings.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Fornance family
  • Knox family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Norristown (Pa.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Fornance, Ellen Knox, 1844-1928
  • Fornance, Joseph Knox, 1882-1965
  • Fornance, Joseph, 1804-1852
  • Fornance, Joseph, 1841-1923
  • Knox, Thomas P., 1809-1879
  • Wallace, Lois Fornance, 1885-1934
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Subject(s)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Elections
  • Lawyers
  • Soldiers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Series A..  Joseph Fornance I (1804-1852) papers, 1815-1858.

Subseries 1..  Booklets.

Box Folder

Gummere's Surveyeing, 1826.

1 1

An Act to Erect Norristown, 1833.

1 2

To George Wilson, 1833.

1 3

Allegations of Fraud in Relation to the Settlement of the Claims of Half-Breed Relatives of Winnebagoe Indians, 1839.

1 4

Sixth Annual Report of the Superintendant of Common Schools, 1840.

1 5

Official Army Register, 1841.

1 6

Discourse, the Objects and Importance of the National Institution for the Promotion of Science, 1841.

1 7

Speech of Mr. Truman of Connecticut, 1848.

1 8

Christ Church Hospital Proceedings, 1856.

1 9

Subseries 2..  Letters.

Box Folder

1815 November 13 and 1828 September 7.

1 10

1828 January 22.

1 11

1828 February 9.

1 11

1831 May.

1 12

1833 December 9 and 26.

1 13

1834 January 9 - 1834 January 27.

1 14

1834 February 4-13.

1 15

1834 February 14-27.

1 16

1834 March 5 - 1834 April 8.

1 17

1834 December 5 - 1834 December 15.

1 18

1834 June 7 - 1854 January 9.

1 19

1834 January 3 - 1835 January 15.

1 20

1835 February 2 - 1835 February 28.

1 21

1835 March 4 - 1835 December 28.

2 1

1836 December 30 to 1839 December 25.

2 2

1840 January 1 - 1840 November 30.

2 3

1840 September 5 - 1848 May 6.

2 4

1841 January 2 - 1841 December 24.

2 5

1842 January 4 - 1842 February 12.

2 6

1842 March 2 - 1842 June 14.

2 7

1843 January 4 - 1843 November 29.

2 8

1844 April 19 - 1845 November 7.

2 9

1846 January 30 - 1847 December 10.

2 10

1846.

2 11

1848 February 10 - 1848 December 28.

2 12

1848 September 4 - 1849 December 31.

2 13

1849 January 9 - 1849 December 31.

2 14

1850 January 9 - 1850 April 27.

2 15

1850 May 10 - 1850 May 27.

2 16

1850 August - 1850 December.

3 1

1850 January 8 - 1852 July 6.

3 2

1851 January 6 - 1853 November 29.

3 3

1851 June 11 - 1851 November 20.

3 4

1852 December 24 - 1853 October 15.

3 5

1854 February 4 - 1858 September 11.

3 6

Undated.

3 7

Legal letters, 1833 January 14 - 1834 December 27.

3 8

Legal letters, 1835 January 27 - 1839 December 31.

3 9

Legal letters, 1840 January 4 - 1841 December 6.

3 10

Legal letters, 1840 October 7 - 1848 August 2.

3 11

Legal letters, 1842-1852.

3 12

Legal letters, undated.

3 13

Subseries 3..  Memoranda books, financial records, and maps.

Volume
Account book, private, 1835-1852.
Scope and Contents note

Volume also includes estate accounts to 1856.

3
Account book, 1838-1850.
Scope and Contents note

Includes accounts with Kelsay Wilson, John Fornance, and farm account.

4
Box Folder

Memoranda book, 1839-1854.

3 14

Memoranda book, 1842-1853.

3 15

Receipts, bills, and invoices, undated.

3 16

Street plans and maps, undated.

3 17

Series B..  Thomas P. Knox (1809-1879) papers, 1837-1880.

Subseries 1..  Financial records.

Box Item

Account book, 1866.

52 1

Book and magazine receipts, 1853-1876.

4 1

Cancelled checks, circa 1850-1880.

4 2

Cancelled checks, circa 1850-1870.

4 3

Cancelled checks, circa 1860-1880.

4 4

Estate papers and demand notes of Sarah Knox, Andrew Knox, and Eleanor Leedom, circa 1840-1865.

4 5

Estate of Rebecca Knox, account book, 1858.

52 2

Estate of Robert Knox, receipt book, 1860-1862.

52 3

Estate of Robert Knox, receipt book, 1861-1862.

52 4

Farm expenses, circa 1860-1880.

4 6

House expenses, circa 1855-1880.

4 7

Lease agreement, 1845.

5 1

Mortgages and rent, circa 1850-1870.

5 2

Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad receipts, 1862-1864.

5 3
Receipt book, 1850-1869.
Scope and Contents note

Volume re-used as call book, 1901-1901.

52 5

Receipt book, 1853-1866.

52 6

Receipt book, 1864-1879.

52 7

Rental agreement with Milton T. Gross (farmer), 1879.

5 4

Tax and insurance receipts, circa 1850-1880.

5 5

Subseries 2..  Letters.

Sub-subseries a..  Letters by subject.
Box Folder

Agricultural Society, 1850-1878.

5 6

Civil War, 1861.

5 7

Estates of Andrew, Abner, John, and Martha Knox, and Mary McNeely, circa 1855-1875.

5 8

Invitations, 1868-1872.

5 9

Pension for Sarah Knox, 1854-1878.

5 10

Political matters, 1853-1873.

5 11

Political persons, letters from, 1850-1878.

5 12

Protest against liquor bill and cow bill, 1856.

5 13

Seized ship Elizabeth (War of 1812), 1858.

5 14

State Agriculture Committee, 1857-1878.

5 15
Sub-subseries b..  Letters by sender.
Box Folder

Halberstam, Robert, letters to TPK concerning property in Savannah, GA, 1842-1852.

6 1

Halberstam, Robert, letters to TPK concerning property in Savannah, GA, 1853-1860.

6 2

Hayman, Julia, Ruth, and Anna, letters to TPK, 1865-1880.

6 3

Fornance, Ellen K., letters to TPK, 1856-1872.

6 4

Knox, John, to TPK, 1850-1860.

6 5

Knox, John, to TPK, 1861-1879.

6 6

Knox, William, letters to TPK, 1866 and 1872.

6 7

Knox nephews and nieces, letters to TPK, 1856-1877.

6 8

McNamara, Patrick (farmer), letters to TPK, circa 1857.

6 9
Rees, Harry (cousin), letters to TPK, 1845-1878.
Scope and Contents note

Folder includes letter mentioning inauguration of Jefferson Davis

6 10

Rice family, letters to Knox family, circa 1855-1880.

6 11

White, William H., letters to TPK regarding sale of property, 1853.

6 12

Young, Elijah, letters to TPK requesting payment of monies due, 1849-1851.

6 13

Various senders to TPK, 1837-1879.

6 14

Empty addressed envelopes, circa 1850-1870.

6 15

Subseries 3..  Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

Biographical information on TPK, 1871-1972.

7 1

Clippings from "Philadelphia Inquirer", 1857.

7 2

Illustration of home in Norristown (Selma), undated.

7 3

Maps (possibly of TPK's property), 19th century.

7 4

Photograph of Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the Supreme Court, circa 1870.

7 5
Map-case Item

Young Men's Christian Association membership, 1867.

3 Fornance-5

Series C..  Joseph Fornance II (1841-1923) papers, 1827-1935.

Subseries 1..  Booklets.

Box Folder

Precedents in the Office of a Justice of Peace, 1827 May.

7 6

United States Navy Register, 1843.

7 7

Senate Bill for Admission of Kansas, 1856.

7 8

Rules Book for the Government of the Police Force of Philadelphia, 1856.

7 9

Historical Companion, 1857.

7 10

Fears for the Future of the Republic, 1859.

7 11

History of Montgomery County within Schuylkill Valley, 1859.

7 12

The Burning of Chambersburg, 1864.

7 13

Polytechnic College of the State of Pennsylvania Catalog, 1859-1860.

7 14

United States Navy Register, 1864.

7 15

New Orleans Riots, Reports of the Committee, circa 1865.

7 16

Trial of Assassins and Conspirators for Murder of Lincoln, 1865.

7 17

Officers of the United States Navy, 1867.

7 18

United States Navy Register, 1869.

8 1

United States Military Academy, West Point, Register of Officers and Cadets, 1869.

8 2

Centennial Exhibition and Pennsylvania Railroad, 1876.

8 3

Letter of Judge Black to Mr. Stoughton and Reply to Stoughton's Defense of the Great Fraud, 1877.

8 4

Civil Record of Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, 1880.

8 5

Life and Public Services of Winfield Scott Hancock, 1880.

8 6

Industries and Advantages of the Borough of Norristown, 1887.

8 7

An Address by William H. Richardson, 75th Anniversary Charity Lodge, 1898 October 3.

8 8

Lafayette at Barren Hill, 1898.

8 9

Lecture: American Correspondence School of Law, 1908.

8 10

Subseries 2..  Diaries.

Box Folder

1862-1872.

8 11

1873-1880.

8 12

1901-1904.

8 13

1904-1906.

8 14

1914-1922.

9 1

Notebooks, 1917-1920.

9 2

Selma Farm journals, 1891-1902.

9 3

Selma Farm journals, 1903-1914.

9 4

Selma Farm journals, 1914-1918.

9 5

Subseries 3..  Financial records.

Box Folder

Account book, 1851-1878.

10 1

Account book, 1858.

52 8

Account books, 1886-1916.

10 2

Account book regarding Citizen's Passenger Railway Company, 1887 September.

10 3

Account books, clients, 1866-1886.

10 4

Account book, family, 1872-1879.

52 9

Account book, family (with private account, 1878-1886), 1880-1886.

52 10

Account books, fees, 1866-1917.

10 5

Account book with Fornance, Anne B. et al., 1862-1868.

52 11

Account book with Fornance, Anne B. et al., 1869-1870.

52 12

Account book with Fornance, Anne B., 1870-1886.

52 13

Account book, general expenses, 1882-1913.

10 6

Account book, general expenses, 1914-1919.

10 7

Account books, groceries, 1882-1889.

11 1

Account book with Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1895-1913.

52 14

Account books, household, 1882-1883.

11 2

Account books, household, 1884-1887.

11 3

Account books, household, 1888-1892.

11 4

Account books, household, 1892-1896.

11 5

Account books, household, 1896-1898.

12 1

Account books, household, 1898-1903.

12 2

Account books, household, 1903-1909.

12 3

Account books, household, 1911-1913.

12 4

Account book with Jones, Elizabeth F., 1880-1889.

52 15

Account book with Jones, Elizabeth F., 1889-1899.

52 16

Account book, Schrack Yeakle, 1860-1862.

13 1

Account book, Selma farm repairs, 1881-1891.

13 2

Check stubs, 1899-1901.

13 3

Receipt book, 1866-1877.

52 17

Receipts and invoices, 1861-1865.

13 4

Receipts and invoices, 1866-1867.

13 5

Receipts and invoices, 1868.

13 6

Receipts and invoices, 1869.

13 7

Receipts and invoices, 1870.

13 8

Receipts and invoices, 1871.

13 9

Receipts and invoices, 1872.

13 10

Receipts and invoices, 1873.

13 11

Receipts and invoices, 1874.

13 12

Receipts and invoices, 1875.

13 13

Receipts and due bills, 1910-1920.

13 14

Subseries 4..  Letters.

Sub-subseries a..  Letters by subject.
Box Folder

Announcing move to St. Louis, 1877.

13 15

Death of Ralph Stone, 1886.

13 16

Legal letters, 1860-1866.

13 17

Legal letters, 1868-1872.

13 18

Legal letters, 1874-1881.

14 1

Pennsylvania Sons of the Revolution letters and invitations, 1894-1914.

14 2

William Penn Day Committee, 1918.

14 3
Sub-subseries b..  Letters by correspondent.
Box Folder

Fornance, Ellen K., letters from JFII, 1880.

14 4

Fornance, Ellen K., letters from JFII, 1881-1899.

14 5

Fornance, Ellen K., letters from JFII, 1901-1904.

14 6

Fornance, Ellen K., letters to JFII, 1899-1904.

14 7

Fornance, Joseph K., letters from JFII, 1885-1921.

14 8

Fornance, Joseph K., letters from JFII, 1897-1898.

14 9

Fornance, Joseph K., letters to JFII, 1898-1903.

14 10

Fornance, Lois, letters from JFII, 1894-1903.

14 11

Fornance, M. Ann, letters from JFII, 1877-1878.

14 12

Fornance, M. Ann, 1880-1894.

14 13

Fornance, M. Ann, 1877-1892.

14 14

Fornance, Mary (sister), 1880.

14 15

Various senders, 1860-1896.

14 16

Various senders, 1871-1892.

14 17

Various senders, circa 1885.

14 18

Various senders, circa 1895.

14 19

Various senders, 1893.

15 1

Various senders, circa 1915.

15 2

Various senders, 1915-1916.

15 3

Various senders, 1918-1919.

15 4

Telegram from Joseph K. Fornance, 1919.

15 5

Miscellaneous letters and postcards, undated.

15 6
Sub-subseries c..  Invitations.
Box Folder

1881-1891.

15 7

1893.

15 8

1894-1895.

15 9

1896-1913.

15 10

1897-1901.

15 11

1899-1909.

15 12

1899-1910.

16 1

1902-1905.

16 2

1906-1909.

16 3

1910-1912.

16 4

1913-1918.

16 5

1914-1918.

16 6

1917-1919.

17 1

1923.

17 2

undated.

17 3

undated.

17 4

undated.

17 5

undated.

17 6

undated.

17 7

undated.

17 8

undated.

17 9

undated.

17 10

undated.

17 11

Subseries 5..  Miscellaneous.

Box Item

Address book, undated.

52 18

Albertson Trust and Safe Deposit Company calendar, 1896.

57 9

Campaign medal, 1860.

18 1

Cap worn by JFII as a baby, circa 1840.

18 2

Class notes (Law school), 1862-1863.

18 3

Class notes (Law school), 1863.

18 4
Class notes on elocution, 1867-1870.
Scope and Contents note

Includes references to Fanny Kemble and Edwin Booth.

18 5

Class notes on German language, undated.

18 6

Clippings, Civil War, 1863.

18 7

Clippings, obituaries, 1886-1907.

18 8

Clippings, circa 1900.

18 9

Clippings scrapbook on family, 1904-1913.

55

Documents, 1861-1867.

18 10

Documents, 1874-1875.

18 11

Documents, 1876.

18 12

Documents, circa 1885.

18 13

Documents, circa 1895.

18 14

Documents, undated.

18 15
Documents, undated.
Scope and Contents note

Includes some James Fornance items

18 16

Funeral card and notes on the life of JFII, 1923-1935.

18 17

Fraternal organizations, small printed volumes, 1868-1877.

18 18

Hancock Athletic Association clippings, undated.

52 19

Historical notes, circa 1912.

19 1

Historical societies and sites brochures and clippings, 1898-1920.

19 2

Historical Society of Montgomery County pamphlets and ephemera, 1881-1914.

19 3

Historical Society of Pennsylvania membership certificate, 1882.

19 4

Legal case summaries, 1871-1879.

19 5

Legal case summaries, 1874-1878.

52 20

Legal case summaries, 1879-1919.

59 1

Memorial of Daniel Webster, undated.

19 6

Montgomery County Bar Association, invitation to celebrate 50 years membership, 1916.

19 7
Montgomery County Centennial, 1860-1885.
Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations to impeachment of President Johnson.

19 8

Montgomery County Centennial ribbons, 1884.

19 9

Montgomery County Centennial Association membership certificate (blank), 1884.

19 10

Montgomery County Legal Calendar, 1885.

19 11

Music hall advertisement, 1882.

19 12

News magazine, "The Churchman", 1897 August 14.

19 13

Norristown Centennial brochures, 1912.

19 14

Notes and calculations, undated.

19 15

Pamphlets and ephemera, circa 1923.

20 1

Philomathean Society of Norristown minute book, 1864-1865.

20 2

Programs, 1891-1912.

20 3

Psalm book, undated.

52 21

Real estate lot maps, 1853.

57 12

Real estate sale brochure, 1888.

20 4

Real estate sale advertisement, 1894.

20 5

Signature book, undated.

20 6

Montgomery County Centennial Association membership certificate (blank), 1884.

19 4

Series D..  Ellen Knox Fornance (1844-1928) papers, 1850-1928.

Subseries 1..  Daughters of the American Revolution materials.

Box Folder

Booklet, Constitution and By-laws, National, 1903-1927.

20 7

Booklets, Continental Congress, National, 1907-1911.

20 8

Booklets, Continental Congress, National, 1913-1918.

20 9

Booklets, state conferences, 1907-1910.

20 10

Booklets, state conferences, 1911-1919.

20 11

Booklets, Valley Forge Park and Monument, 1895-1908.

21 1

Clippings, undated.

21 2

Clippings, undated.

21 3

Constitution paper work, undated.

21 4

Papers (notes by Ellen Fornance), undated.

21 5

Papers (Ellen Fornance, regent), 1897-1910.

21 6

Papers (and booklets), 1901-1920.

21 7

Papers (Unknown Soldiers marker correspondence), 1904-1913.

21 8

Papers, 1904-1917.

21 9

Papers, 1910.

21 10

Papers, 1911-1912.

21 11

Papers (historical notes), 1906-1913.

21 12

Papers (historical notes), undated.

21 13

Receipts, 1896-1909.

21 14

Ribbons, 1903-1917.

21 15

Scrapbook and notes, 1909.

21 16

Travel book of Washington D.C., undated.

21 17

Valley Forge Chapter, correspondence, 1911-1917.

22 1

Valley Forge Chapter, invitations and acceptances, 1909-1910.

22 2

Valley Forge Chapter, invitations and acceptances, 1911-1914.

22 3

Valley Forge Chapter, maps and booklets from Continental Congress, circa 1915.

22 4

Valley Forge Chapter, original list of members and correspondence concerning Charter, 1893-1895.

22 5

Subseries 2..  Letters.

Box Folder

Notes on letters, undated.

23 11

Condit, Samantha Knox (cousin), letters to EKF, 1901-1913.

23 12

Dyer, Mamie, letters from EKF, 1886-1888.

23 13

Fornance, Joseph (1841-1923), letters from EKF regarding courtship and engagement, 1879-1881.

23 14

Fornance, Joseph (1841-1923), letters from EKF, 1894-1917.

23 15

Fornance, Joseph (1841-1923), letters to EKF, 1910-1912.

24 1

Fornance, Joseph (1841-1923), letters to EKF, 1905-1913.

24 2

Fornance, Joseph K., letters from EKF, 1902.

24 3

Fornance, Joseph K., letters to EKF, 1919.

24 4

Fornance, Joseph K., letters to EKF, 1920.

24 5

Harless, Jennie K. Walker, letters to EKF, 1911-1914.

24 6

Holden, Kate Knox, letters to EKF, 1902-1913.

24 7

Knapp, George N., letters to EKF, 1901-1904.

24 8

Knox, Charlotte D., letters to EKF, 1903-1913.

24 9

Knox, Frances, letters to EKF, 1912-1913.

24 10

Knox, Thomas P., letters to EKF, 1856-1878.

24 11

Knox, Thomas P. and Sarah, letters from EKF, 1869.

24 12

Krause, David, letters to EKF, 1872.

24 13

New Brunswick, N.J. cousins, letters to EKF, 1902-1917.

24 14

Rees, Henry, letters to EKF, 1904-1907.

24 15

Spear family, letters to EKF, 1872-1915.

24 16

Walker, E. J., letters to EKF, 1902-1904.

25 1

Wheeler, Elizabeth Josephine, letters to EKF, 1899-1902.

25 2

Wheeler, Elizabeth Josephine, letters to EKF, 1902-1913.

25 3

Various senders to EKF, 1856-1913.

25 4

Various recipients from EKF, 1862-1916.

25 5

Various senders to EKF, 1867-1918.

25 6

Various correspondents, 1882-1919.

25 7

Various senders to EKF, circa 1895.

25 8

Letter by Eleanor Fornance, 1890.

25 9

Sympathy letters on death of Eleanor Fornance, 1893.

26 1

Various senders to EKF, 1901-1904.

26 2

Various senders to EKF, 1905-1906.

26 3

Various senders to EKF, 1907-1908.

26 4

Various senders to EKF, 1909-1915.

26 5

Various senders to EKF, 1910-1914.

26 6

Various senders to EKF, undated.

27 1

Empty addressed envelopes, 1901-1916.

27 2

Invitations, undated.

27 3

Subseries 3..  Financial records.

Box Folder

Account books, 1879-1881.

22 6

Account books, 1879-1898.

22 7

Account books, 1879.

22 8

Account books, 1880-1881.

22 9

Account book, household, 1882-1886.

23 1

Account book, household, 1886-1898.

23 2

Account book, Montgomery National Bank of Norristown, 1881-1888.

52 22

Check stubs and cancelled checks, 1879-1886.

23 3

Educational expenses (Oakland Female Institute and private music lessons), circa 1850.

23 4

Estate of Andrew Knox.

23 5

Estate of Thomas Knox, final medical bills and funeral expenses, circa 1860-1880.

23 6

Estate of Thomas Knox, sale of goods after death, 1879.

23 7

Estate of Thomas Knox, settlement of estate and copy of will, 1928.

23 8

Receipts, 1875-1884.

23 9

Share certificates, Patriots' Hall and Norristown Library Company, 1908-1912.

23 10

Subseries 4..  Miscellaneous.

Box Item

Bible with genealogical information, 1891.

59 5

Certificate of marriage, 1906.

27 4

Diary, Chicago World's Fair, 1893.

52 23

Diary, 1908.

52 24

Diary, vacation, 1908.

52 25

Diary, 1912.

52 26

Diary, 1913.

52 27

Diary, 1914.

52 28

"Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers", 1859.

27 5

"The Doll's House", 1888.

27 6

"The Economical Cookbook" (with notes by EKF), 1905.

27 7

Ephemera, circa 1916.

27 8

Family genealogy, undated.

27 9

Family genealogy, letters from various senders to EKF, 1873-1897.

27 10

Family genealogy, letters from various senders to EKF, 1891-1895.

27 11

Family genealogy research with correspondence, 1876-1891.

27 12

Locks of hair from various individuals, 1861.

27 13

Membership cards and certificates, 1907 and 1917.

27 14

"Mother Goose's Dideldy Dum" by Eleanor Fornance, 1892.

27 15

Notes and ephemera, circa 1913.

27 16

Notes and lists, 1908-1909.

27 17

Newspaper clippings, 1908-1909.

27 18

Newspaper clippings, circa 1915.

28 1

Party invitation list, 1891.

28 2

Photograph album, circa 1862.

55

Photograph album, circa 1878.

53

Photograph album, circa 1880.

53

Photograph album, circa 1883.

54

Photograph album, circa 1885.

54

Pocket diary and empty wallet, 1881 and undated.

28 3

Poems by various authors, circa 1916.

28 4

Poems, stories, and recipes by EKF, circa 1885-1920.

28 5

School compositions, 1861.

28 6

Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Borough of Norristown v. Ellen Fornance, 1893.

28 7

Series E..  Joseph K. Fornance (1882-1965) papers, 1882-1976.

Subseries 1..  Childhood and education.

Box Folder

Letters from various senders, 1899 January - February.

28 8

Letters from various senders, 1899 March - December.

28 9

Letters from various senders, 1899 September - December.

28 10

Letters from various senders, 1900 January - April.

28 11

Letters from various senders, 1900 May - July.

29 1

Letters from various senders, 1900 August - October.

29 2

Letters from various senders, 1900 October - December.

29 3

Letters from various senders, 1901 January - February.

29 4

Letters from various senders, 1901 March - April.

29 5

Letters from various senders, 1901 May - July.

29 6

Letters from various senders, 1901 August - December.

30 1

Letters from various senders, 1902.

30 2

Letters from various senders, 1903 January - February.

30 3

Letters from various senders, 1903 March - May.

30 4

Letters from various senders, 1903 June - August.

30 5

Letters from various senders, 1903 September - October.

30 6

Letters from various senders, 1903 November - December.

31 1

Letters from various senders, 1904 January - February.

31 2

Letters from various senders, 1904 March.

31 3

Letters from various senders, 1904 May - June.

31 4

Letters from various senders, 1904 September - October.

31 5

Letters from various senders, 1904 November - December.

31 6

Letters from various senders, 1905 January - April.

32 1

Letters from various senders, 1905 May - July.

32 2

Letters from various senders, 1904 July - August.

32 3

Letters from various senders, 1905 August - September.

32 4

Letters from various senders, 1905 October - November.

32 5

Letters from various senders, 1905 December.

32 6

Letters from various senders, 1906 February - November.

33 1

Letters from various senders, 1906 April - June.

33 2

Letters from various senders, 1906 June - July.

33 3

Letters from various senders, 1906 July - August.

33 4

Letters from various senders, 1906 August.

33 5

Letters from various senders, 1906 September.

33 6

Postcards from various senders, 1905-1907.

33 7

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1900 June - December.

33 8

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1901 January - March.

33 9

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1901 May - October.

33 10

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1901 October - 1902 January.

33 11

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1902 January - December.

34 1

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1903 January - November.

34 2

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1904-1905.

34 3

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1904 January - July.

34 4

Letters from Gertrude M. Adams, 1904 September - 1905 January.

34 5

Letters to Ellen K. Fornance, 1897-1900.

34 6

Letters to Ellen K. Fornance, 1901-1904.

34 7

Letters to Ellen K. Fornance, 1902-1904.

34 8

Letters to Ellen K. Fornance, 1906-1908.

34 9

Letters to Joseph Fornance (1841-1923), 1896-1909.

34 10

Letters from Fornance family members, 1901 December - 1902 February.

35 1

Letters from Fornance family members, 1902 March - April.

35 2

Letters from Fornance family members, 1902 May - June.

35 3

Letters from Fornance family members, 1902 July - September.

35 4

Letters from Fornance family members, 1906 May - June.

35 5

Letters from Fornance family members, 1906 July - September.

35 6

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 January - February.

35 7

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 February - May.

35 8

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 May.

35 9

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 June - July.

35 10

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 August - September.

35 11

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 September - November.

35 12

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 November - December.

35 13

Letters from W. Harry Musser, 1906 December.

35 14

Letters from Elizabeth Josephine Wheeler, 1904-1909.

36 1

Letters from Mabel and Peggy, 1905-1906.

36 2

Grammar school report cards, greeting cards, and sketches, 1890-1935.

36 3

Invitations, 1894.

36 4

Letters from Swarthmore Preparatory School, 1902.

36 5

Letters from State Board of Law Examiners, 1903-1904.

36 6

Penmanship workbook, circa 1892.

36 7

Photograph (framed) of JKF and Eleanor, circa 1885.

57 1

Photograph (framed) of JKF, 1904.

57 4

Photographs of JKF, circa 1884-1907.

36 8

Photographs at Swarthmore Preparatory School, 1898 - circa 1901.

36 9

Photograph album of Princeton University, Swarthmore Preparatory School, and other locations, circa 1901.

36 10

Princeton University documents, 1902-1929.

36 11

Princeton rankings, 1904.

36 12

Statements of matriculation from old schools, 1917.

36 13

Subseries 2..  Military career.

Box Folder

Acceptance and resignation of pay clerk position, 1910 May.

37 1

Appointment to field artillery, 1919.

37 2

Appointment to National Guard, 1st Lieutenant Infantry, 1917 January 29.

37 3

Expense/supply records, 1910-1912.

37 4

Insurance receipts, 1920-1951.

37 5

Letters, 1910 May 1 - 1910 May 27.

37 6

Letters, 1910 May 28 - 1910 May 31.

37 7

Letters, 1910 June 1 - 1910 June 15.

37 8

Letters, 1910 June 16 - 1910 June 30.

37 9

Letters, 1910 July.

37 10

Letters, 1910 August.

37 11

Letters, 1910 September.

37 12

Letters, 1910 November.

38 1

Letters, 1911 July.

38 2

Letters, 1915.

38 3

Letters, 1916 July.

38 4

Letters, 1916 August.

38 5

Letters, 1916 September.

38 6

Letters, 1916 October.

38 7

Letters, 1916 November.

38 8

Letters, 1916 December.

38 9

Letters, 1917 January.

38 10

Letters, 1917 September.

38 11

Letters, 1917 October.

38 12

Letters, 1917 November.

38 13

Letters, 1917 December.

38 14

Letters, 1918 January.

38 15

Letters, 1918 February.

38 16

Letters, 1918 March.

38 17

Letters, 1918 April.

38 18

Letters, 1918 May.

38 19

Letters, 1918 June.

39 1

Letters, 1918 July.

39 2

Letters, 1918 August.

39 3

Letters, 1918 September.

39 4

Letters, 1918 October.

39 5

Letters, 1918 November.

39 6

Letters, 1918 December.

39 7

Letters, 1919 January.

39 8

Letters, 1919 February.

39 9

Letters, 1919 March.

39 10

Letters, 1919 April.

39 11

Letters, 1919 May.

39 12

Letters, 1919 June.

39 13

Letters, 1919 July.

39 14

Letters, copies of correspondence with U.S.S. Iowa, 1910-1911.

39 15

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1916.

39 16

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1917.

40 1

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1918 January - May.

40 2

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1918 June - October.

40 3

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1918 October - December.

40 4

Letters, copies of correspondence, 1919.

40 5

Military Cross Award certificate, circa 1917-1919.

40 6

Military leave memos, 1916 June 18 - 1919 November 28.

40 7

Military leave memos, 1919 December 5 - 1920 March 6.

40 8

Orders given by JKF (duplicates), 1912-1931.

40 9

Pay records, 1914 February 7 - 1917 December 28.

40 10

Photographs of JKF in uniform, circa 1910-1933.

41 1
Map-case Item

Photograph (oversize) of JKF in uniform, circa 1935.

3 Fornance-1
Box Folder

Photograph album, military training in Texas, 1916.

41 2

Photograph album, World War I (Belgium), 1918-1919.

59 4

Photographs from France (World War I), circa 1917-1919.

41 3

Recommendations/commissions, 1910 May 9 - 1916 August 23.

41 4

Recommendations/commissions, 1916 September 3 - 1923 August 28.

41 5

Resignation as Captain of 2nd Pennsylvania Field Artillery (National Guard), 1917 June 11 - 1917 October 30.

41 6

World War I photographs and newspaper clippings, circa 1917-1919.

41 7

Miscellaneous military-related documents, circa 1915-1962.

41 8

Subseries 3..  Politics.

Box Folder

Campaign buttons, circa 1905-1915.

41 9

Democratic campaign letters - A, 1910-1914.

41 10

Democratic campaign letters - B, 1914-1915.

41 11

Democratic campaign letters - C, 1908-1913.

41 12

Democratic campaign letters - D, 1913-1915.

42 1

Democratic campaign letters - E, 1910-1913.

42 2

Democratic campaign letters - F, 1913-1915.

42 3

Democratic campaign letters - G, 1913-1916.

42 4

Democratic campaign letters - H/I, 1913-1916.

42 5

Democratic campaign letters - J/K/L, 1911-1917.

42 6

Democratic campaign letters - M, 1912-1916.

42 7

Democratic campaign letters - N/O, 1916.

42 8

Democratic campaign letters - P, 1913-1916.

42 9

Democratic campaign letters - R, 1912-1916.

42 10

Democratic campaign letters - S, 1912-1914.

42 11

Democratic campaign letters - T, 1913-1914.

42 12

Democratic campaign letters - U, 1912.

42 13

Democratic campaign letters - V, 1912-1917.

42 14

Democratic campaign material, 1912 Feburary 16 - 1913 October 1.

42 15

Democratic campaign material, 1912 December 2 - 1916 June 7.

42 16

Democratic campaign material, 1912 January 17 - 1914 April 21.

42 17

Democratic campaign material, 1912 April 11 - August 1.

42 18

Democratic campaign material, 1912 August 6 - 1913 Feburary 14.

42 19

Democratic campaign material, 1913 April 5 - 1913 December 31.

42 20

Democratic campaign material, 1914 January.

42 21

Democratic campaign material, 1914 February.

42 22

Democratic campaign material, 1914 March - July.

43 1

Democratic poll book, 1912.

43 2

Election to State Legislature material, 1910.

43 3
Electoral college materials, 1936.
Scope and Contents note

Includes Joseph K. Fornance's ballot for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

43 4

Invitation to Harding White House, 1925.

43 5

Presidential elector of Pennsylvania certificate, 1936.

57 10

Subseries 4..  Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

Account book, family, 1922-1928.

43 6

Account book, legal fees collected, 1931-1964.

52 29

Booklet, National Guard of Pennsylvania Roster of Commissioned Officers, 1913.

43 7

Booklet, Directory of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, 1915.

43 8

Booklet, Address of Honorable Norris S. Barrett, 1918.

43 9

Booklet, Explaining the Britishers by an American, 1918.

43 10

Booklet, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Major General Galusha Pennypacker, 1934.

43 11

Case file, estate of William Presley McKnight, 1928-1931.

43 12

Case file, estate of William Presley McKnight, 1928-1931.

43 13

Case file, estate of William Presley McKnight, 1928-1931.

43 14

Case file, Fornance v. Montgomery County, circa 1933.

44 1

Case file, Fornance et al. v. Pennsylvania, 1930.

44 2

Christmas and birthday cards, circa 1921.

44 3
Club membership materials, 1915-1931.
Scope and Contents note

Includes genealogical information.

44 4

Commemorative silver cups, 1953.

58 1-2

Composition book, 1891-1892.

44 5

Diaries, 1909-1912.

44 6

Diaries, 1913-1916.

44 7

Drawings, undated.

44 8

Drawings.

44 9

Drawings, undated.

44 10

Ephemera, circa 1957.

44 11

Family tree, undated.

44 12

Harleysville Beneficial Association dedication, 1915.

44 13

Invitations to boat-launching ceremonies, 1941.

44 14

Invitations, party, 1943.

44 15

Lecture manuscript, "Unproductive Labor", undated.

44 16

Letters received, 1904-1930.

45 1

Letters to family, 1906-1917.

45 2

Letters, miscellaneous envelopes and letters to Ruth Ryder, circa 1930.

45 3

Marriage, certificate (Joseph Knox Fornance to Ruth Dodson Ryder), 1930.

45 4

Marriage, copper printing plate, 1930.

57 8

Marriage, wedding guest book, 1930.

52 30

Membership certificates, various organizations, 1914-1929.

57 13

Menus, circa 1900.

45 5

Montgomery County Centennial, blank seals, 1884.

45 6

Montgomery County newspaper clippings, 1928-1929.

45 7

Name plate for desk, undated.

57 6

Newspaper clippings (copies), circa 1915.

45 8

Norris Club membership certificate, 1892.

45 9

Obituary of JKF, circa 1965.

45 10

Pamphlets, miscellaneous.

45 11

Passport and vaccination record for JKF and Ruth, 1959.

45 12

"The Pennymite Wars," address by JKF, 1941.

45 13
People's National Bank of Norristown calendars, 1942-1956.
Scope and Contents note

Calendars picture Selma (Fornance home).

45 14

Personal file, 1930-1964.

45 15

Personal file, 1930-1964.

46 1

Personal income record, 1929-1949.

46 2

Photographs of JKF, circa 1920-1950.

57 11

Photographs of JKF, circa 1935-1965.

46 3

Photographs of JKF, undated.

46 4

Photograph, unidentified (possibly Ruth Ryder), undated.

46 5

Photographs, unidentified, undated.

46 6

Real estate sale documents, 1933 and 1964.

46 7

Recipes for gin and Red Dog Hotel Dedication, undated.

46 8

Seal (framed), unknown, undated.

57 3

Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, 1889-1929.

59 3

Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, 1930-1942.

59 2

Scrapbook relating to JFII and Ellen, undated.

46 9

Selma legal documents, 1882-1929.

46 10

Selma legal documents, 1930-1944.

46 11

Sesquicentennial International Exposition tickets and ephemera, 1926.

46 12

Sign, "J. Fornance, Attorney at Law", 1913.

46 13

Society of Cincinnati medal, 1932.

57 5

Society of Cincinnati pamphlets, 1923-1967.

47 1

Society of Cincinnati rosters, 1920-1964.

47 2
Society of Cincinnati programs, flag, and clippings, 1976.
Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Ruth R. Fornance.

47 3

Will of Joseph K. Fornance, 1964 February 19.

47 4

Series F..  Lois Fornance Wallace (1885-1934) papers, 1885-1914.

Scope and Contents note

The overwhelming majority of the series is letters from Lois to her mother Ellen K. Fornance.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1900 September 26 - 1900 October 28.

47 5

Correspondence, 1900 November 3 - 1900 December 21.

47 6

Correspondence, 1901 January 5 - 1901 March 11.

47 7

Correspondence, 1901 March 17 - 1901 September 29.

47 8

Correspondence, 1901 October - December.

48 1

Correspondence, 1902 January - March.

48 2

Correspondence, 1902 March - June.

48 3

Correspondence, 1902 September - October.

48 4

Correspondence, 1902 November - December.

48 5

Correspondence, 1903 January - August.

48 6

Correspondence, 1903 September - December.

48 7

Correspondence, 1904 January - April.

48 8

Correspondence, 1904 April - December.

48 9

Correspondence, 1905 January - February.

48 10

Correspondence, 1905 February - May.

48 11

Correspondence, 1905 May - November.

48 12

Correspondence, 1906 February - May.

49 1

Correspondence, 1906 June - August.

49 2

Correspondence, 1907 July - August.

49 3

Correspondence, 1908 July - August.

49 4

Correspondence, 1910.

49 5

Correspondence, 1912-1913.

49 6

Correspondence, 1914.

49 7

Letters collected by Ellen K. Fornance, 1885-1902.

49 8

Letters to JKF from LF, 1902.

49 9

Letters to parents from LF, 1897-1906.

49 10

Letters to parents from LF while abroad, 1904.

49 11

Letters to LF from various senders, 1904.

49 12

Letters, invitations, 1894-1906.

49 13

Noll's Driving Map of Philadelphia, undated.

49 14

Photographs of Lois, 1901.

49 15

Photograph (framed) of Lois, 1900.

57 2

Photograph album, 1895-1902.

55

Series G..  Other family members and unattributed items, 1794-1989.

Box Folder

Hayman, Julia A. Letters, circa 1905.

49 16

Knox, Andrew. Account book, 1819-1821.

49 17

Knox, R. T. Bible notes, 1885.

49 18
Fornance, Anne B. Letters from I. T. Fornance, 1884-1889.
Scope and Contents note

I. T. Fornance ("Tom") was Sheriff of Wood County, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. Mrs. A. B. Fornance was his mother.

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Map-case Item

Fornance, J. "Models 1, 2, and 3", undated.

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Box Folder

Fornance, Capt. James. Reproduction photograph, circa 1880.

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Fornance, Capt. James. Sketch of Captain James Fornance, 13 Infantry, U.S.A., killed at the Battle of San Juan Hill. Application of daughter his daughter, Ione B. Fornance, for a pension., 1902.

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Fornance, John. Account Ledger, 1794.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Appointment to 1st Assistant Engineer of Navy, 1870.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Diary, 1863.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Diary while in U.S. Navy, 1864.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Booklet, U.S. Navy Registry, 1863.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Booklet, U.S. Navy Registry, 1865.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Booklet, U.S. Navy Registry, 1866.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Booklet, U.S. Navy Registry, 1866.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Booklet, U.S. Navy Registry, 1867.

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Fornance, Lieutenant John. Testament, legal letters, and booklet, 1864-1870.

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Fornance, Ruth Ryder. Photograph of "Mama Ryder", 1939 December 25.

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Fornance, Thomas. Miscellaneous papers and receipts, 1831-1873.

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Volume
Fornance family. Bible, 1803.
Scope and Contents note

This Bible does not include genealogical information.

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Fornance family. Bible, 1856.
Scope and Contents note

This Bible does not include genealogical information.

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Box Folder

Fornance family. Postcards, 1910-1919.

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Pray, John. Account book, 1814-1819.
Scope and Contents note

Contains Pray's will.

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Rice, Benjamin. Marriage certificate, 1873.

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Walker, Jennie Knox. Newspaper clippings, 1912.

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Unidentified photographs, undated.

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Agricultural newspaper clippings, circa 1823.

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Calling cards from various individuals.

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Map-case Item

Map of downtown Norristown, undated.

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Map of Montgomery County, 20th century.

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Map-case Item

Map of Whitpain and Norriton Townships, 19th century.

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Newspapers, 1835-1930.

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Presbyterian Churches pamphlets, 1876-1959.
Scope and Contents note

First Presbyterian Church of Norristown and others

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Public notice of Town Hall Meeting, 1884.

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Times-Herald article on the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1989.

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Valley Forge Park Guide and Report, 1906-1908.

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Wanamaker Primer of Philadelphia, 1910.

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"William Penn" by Augustus C. Buell, undated.

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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1893-1895.

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Miscellaneous charity pamphlets, 1908-1917.

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Miscellaneous pamphlets and ephemera, circa 1900.

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