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LMHS.15: Levering family papers

1807-1973, 0.4 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Lower Merion Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Lower Merion Historical Society
Creator:
Fenton, Clifford Levering, 1893-1976
Title:
LMHS.15: Levering family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1807-1973
Call Number:
15
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description Note:
1 binder and 1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, John Levering (1789-1878) was a graduate of the University Academy and a noted mathematician and surveyor. The Levering family papers, 1807-1973, consist of a family bible, a burial plot deed, two obituaries, two photographs, and genealogical notes.
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Biography/History

Born in Lower Merion, John Levering (1789-1878) was a graduate of the University Academy and a noted mathematician and surveyor. He was an employee of the surveying and civil engineering departments of the City of Philadelphia and was appointed by the City Councils of Philadelphia as City Surveyor for Roxborough and Manyunk. He was the eighth headmaster of the Lower Merion Academy, and co-founded of the Lower Merion Library Company, the first public library in Lower Merion, in 1842. Levering is buried in the graveyard of the Roxborough Baptist Church.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Levering family bible, a deed for John Levering's burial plot, two obituaries of John Levering, two photographs (William Macy Levering, 1854-1901), and genealogical notes compiled by Clifford Fenton.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Lower Merion Historical Society

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

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Lower Merion Historical Society for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifted by David and Jeanne Fenton, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Levering family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Bala-Cynwyd (Pa.)
  • Lower Merion (Pa. : Township)
  • Main Line (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Roxborough (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Levering, John, 1789-1878
Subject(s)
  • Family history

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