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Colonial Dames Stenton records

1898-2000, 45 linear feet

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Colonial Dames Stenton records

1700-circa 1850, 1.5 linear feet

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Colonial Dames Stenton records

1888-1932, 7 linear feet

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Colonial Dames Stenton records

1968-2003, 2 linear feet

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Title:
Colonial Dames Stenton records
Date [inclusive]:
1898-2000
Call Number:
01
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Stenton is an historic site administered by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1899. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown. Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and was at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. The Colonial Dames Stenton records, 1898-2013, document the Dames administration of Stenton as an historic site. The collection includes copies of primary-source Logan family papers; secondary-source research on the Logan family and Stenton; site maintenance studies, plans, and records; administrative records of the Colonial Dames, including various committees' records, financial records, and the correspondence and files of several Dames; audio-visual materials; and various other records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Logan family
Title:
Logan family papers
Date:
1700-circa 1850
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Logans were a prominent Philadelphia family dating to 1699, when James Logan (1679-1751), the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in trade and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of colonial Pennsylvania and, later, the fledging United States. The Logan family papers, 1700-circa 1850, consist of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, three cookbooks, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Title:
Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan
Date [inclusive]:
1888-1932
Call Number:
04
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Stout Cowgill (1855-1938) married James Martin (b. 1852) in 1884 and lived most of her life in Delaware. Mary Wynne Wister (1847-1933) married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. They lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan, 1888-1932, are mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed.
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Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Title:
Ray Shepherd files on Stenton
Date [inclusive]:
1968-2003
Call Number:
02
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. studied the Stenton estate for his 1968 dissertation, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia, for an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware. The Ray Shepherd files on Stenton, 1968-2003, primarily consist of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, citations, and a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects.
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Biography/History

Stenton is an historic estate administered by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown.

"Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and [was] at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. Although now in a densely populated urban area with factories and railroad nearby, Stenton’s present three-acre site preserves significant buildings, landscape, and objects. As perhaps the most important building in Philadelphia extant from the early 18th century, Stenton offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the material culture and the political, cultural, social and architectural history of one of the elite families in Colonial Pennsylvania, as well as the lives of others who lived and interacted with the property. In 1899, the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America entered into a lease agreement with the Logan family to manage Stenton. Then, after the property was purchased by the City of Philadelphia, the Society of Colonial Dames was charged in 1910 "to preserve and maintain Stenton as an historic object lesson." Today, managed by the Stenton Committee of The NSCDA/PA, the historic site is interpreted to a wide public.

"The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is dedicated to preserving our State and National heritage through preservation of historic properties, conservation of antiquities and archives, education, scholarships, patriotism and respect for our Colonial ancestors whose distinguished service prior to 1776 and ideals are the foundation of our Country. One of the Society’s most important service projects is the preservation and administration of Stenton."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Stenton. "A Brief History of Stenton." Accessed October 8, 2013. http://stenton.org/index.php/about/

Biography/History

"The Logan family was a prominent Philadelphia family dating back to 1699, when James Logan, the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in agriculture and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of the Pennsylvania colony and, later, the fledging United States. James Logan's prominence resulted in connections, both professional and familial, with other prominent colonial families, including the Norris and the Dickinson families. Together these families affected and influenced the formation, progress and development of the city of Philadelphia, the colony of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America.

"James Logan, the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony under William Penn, was born on October 20, 1674 in Lurgan, Ireland, the son of Patrick and Isabel Hume Logan. His father was a scholar and an Anglican minister until his conversion to Quakerism. James was educated in his father's school, the Friar Meetinghouse School in Bristol. His early careers included working as a linen draper in 1687, as an assistant schoolmaster to his father from 1690 to 1693, and as the schoolmaster of the Friar Meeting house from 1693 to 1697. From 1697 to 1698, James Logan unsuccessfully worked in the linen trade. In 1699, he obtained the position of secretary for William Penn, who was about to sail for his province of Pennsylvania.

"Upon arriving in Pennsylvania, James Logan began his service as secretary of Pennsylvania. Subsequently he served as receiver-general of Pennsylvania, member of the Provincial Council, mayor of Philadelphia, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, president of the Provincial Council and acting governor. At the same time, he gained wealth through commerce, trade with Native Americans and land purchases...

On December 9, 1714, Logan married Sarah Read, the daughter of Charles and Amy Child Read. James and Sarah became the parents of Sarah (1715-1744), William (1718-1776), Hannah (1720-1762), and James (1728-1803). Three other children, James, Rachel and Charles, died as children. Sarah Read Logan died on May 16, 1754 and James Logan died on October 31, 1751 at the age of 77 in his country home, Stenton, which he built near Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Finding aid to "Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (Bulk, 1670-1872), Collection 0379." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. June 28, 2011. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/l/Logan0379.html

Biography/History

Mary Stout Cowgill was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1855 to Daniel and Elizabeth Reed Cowgill. In 1884 she married James Martin, who was born in 1852 in Philadelphia to Jonathan Willis and Malvina Register Martin. Mary and James Martin's daughter, Mary Stout Martin (Mrs. William Wharton), was born in 1885. Mary Cowgill Martin lived most of her life in Delaware and died in 1938.

Mary Wynne Wister was born in Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1873 she married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. Algernon was a wealthy aesthete who penned several books of poetry. They had one child together, Robert Restalrig Logan (1874-1956), and lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Mary died in 1933.

Biography/History

Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr., earned an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1968 with a dissertation entitled, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia. He already had a B.S. in business administration from Columbia University. After graduating from Winterthur, Shepherd worked as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Next, he was appointed the first administrator for Cliveden (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.) in 1972 after it was acquired by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. After that, he became site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

"First Administrator Named for Cliveden." Preservation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (April 1972): 4. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38gsx

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America relative to their administration of the historic site Stenton. It is organized into seven series: "Logan papers - copies," "Site-related history," "Colonial Dames management records," "Buildings and grounds," "Collections," "Bound volumes," and "Audio-visual collections."

The first series, "Logan papers - copies," includes copies of primary-source documents created by James Logan, his family members, including the diaries (1815-1839) of his daughter-in-law Deborah Norris Logan, and other individuals related to Stenton, used as reference by Stenton site staff. Many of the original manuscripts are stored at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The second series, "Site-related history," includes secondary-source resources about the Logan family and Stenton, including genealogy, Stenton research by various scholars and staff, reports and articles pertaining to the Logans and Stenton, and archaeology dig files and reports.

The third series, "Colonial Dames management records," includes minutes from various committees (library, postcard, garden, museum, archaeology, guide, genealogy, costume, furnishings, central, and other committees), financial records (Stenton Fund financial reports, grant-related materials, maintenance bills, etc.), and papers of Letitia Ellicott Wright (1861-1933, a Logan descendent who headed up Stenton's first garden committee), Lilian Streeter Lucas Chance (1927-2013, former president of the Colonial Dames in Pennsylvania), and Margo Burnett (former Stenton Executive Director; records primarily pertaining to site management).

The fourth series, "Buildings and grounds," includes restoration plans, historic structures reports, contract bids and specifications, and related correspondence and other materials for the house and barn.

The fifth series, "Collections," includes documentation and research about the artifacts in Stenton's collections.

The sixth series, "Bound volumes," includes minute books of the Stenton Mansion Committee and its predecessors, the Committee on Historic Houses and Committee of Thirteen; Stenton Garden Committee scrapbooks and accounts; Stenton publicity scrapbooks, and several other volumes.

The last series, "Audio/visual collections," includes reproductions/prints of graphics, some videos, and glass lantern slides.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, and various other documents. A partial inventory is provided below. Not included in the inventory are three cookbooks, several daguerreotypes, and some ephemera.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Mary Stout Martin to Mary Wister Logan, organized in chronological order. The letters appear to be mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed in the letters.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of catalog cards for documents at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. There is a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects, as well as some photocopies of primary-source documents.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Stenton

Publication Information

Stenton

Publication Information

Stenton

Publication Information

Stenton

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by Stenton

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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.

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.

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.

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Access Restrictions

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials created or collected by the Colonial Dames and Stenton administrators.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifts of various Logan descendants.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Ray Shepherd, 2012.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1704-1842, Collection 2023.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: R. R. Logan collection of John Dickinson papers, 1671-1882, Collection 383.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan-Fisher-Fox family papers, 1703-1940, Collection 1960.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan scrapbook, 1748-1931, Collection D0067.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family business records, 1808-1836, Collection 0378.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan collection, 1671-1890, Collection 0382.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: James Logan papers, 1670-1749, Collection 2011.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: William Logan journals and papers, 1740-1776, Collection 3386.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Loudoun Mansion (Germantown) papers, 1696-1939, Collection 1971.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pa.: Algernon Sydney Logan and Robert Restalrig Logan papers, ca. 1680-1945, Manuscript Group 247.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Chance, Lilian Streeter Lucas, 1927-2013
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Wright, Letitia Ellicott Carpenter, 1861-1933
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic gardens
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic sites
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Dover (Del.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Spring Lake (N.J.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, Mary Wister, 1847-1933
  • Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Subject(s)
  • Family life
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Subject(s)
  • Antiques
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Material culture
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Series A.2.  Logan papers - Copies.

Series B.  Site-related history.

Subseries 1.  Genealogy. 1 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Stenton research. 3 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Reports and articles pertaining to Logans/Stenton. 3 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Archaeology. 6 boxes.

Series C.  Colonial Dames management records.

Subseries 1.  Committee minutes and related papers. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Papers of specific individuals.

Subgroup.  Letitia Wright. 1 boxes.
Subgroup.  Lil Chance. 3 boxes.
Subgroup.  Margo Burnette. 1 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Financial records. 4 boxes.

Series D.  Buildings and grounds.

Subseries 1.  House. 5 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Barn. 2 boxes.

Series E.  Collections. 1 boxes.

Series F.  Bound volumes.

Subseries 1.  Minutes. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Garden. 2 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Log house. 1 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Publicity and events. 1 boxes.

Series G.  Audio/visual collections.

Scope and Contents note

Includes 4 16mm film reels of log house; several boxes of lantern slides and glass negatives of the house and garden

Subseries 1.  Reproductions/prints. 2 boxes.

Collection Inventory

Box

James Logan land deed to Isaac Norris, 1716.

1

Proclamation from Wm. Penn to James Logan, December 10, 1700.

2

Bill of Sale for land to Jacob Michael by John Penn, June 14, 1765.

2

Quaker wedding announcement of Charles Logan and Mary Pleasants, July 8, 1779.

2

Letter to James Logan from James Stele. Draft of a letter re: repairs to millrace and house at Logan plantation., Sept. 14, 1723.

3

Proclamation by the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth, regarding keeping Sunday as a day of worship., Nov. 20, 1782.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres, April 27, 1773.

3

Letter to Miss M. Yeats from Miss E. Smith, Sept. 14, 1800.

3

Two poems. Hannah Griffiths (pen name "Fidelia") is the author of one poem. Author and date of other poem unknown.

3

Original printed deed of Moses Cox to J. Gilpen and M. Fisher for 300 acres of land in County of Bedford, witnessed by Charles Logan, 1773-1774.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Deborah Logan funeral announcement/invitation addressed to Israel Cope.

3

Funeral notice.

3

Draft of Stenton from the original surveys.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Release of George Logan to Charles Logan for 181 acres part of Stenton, May 1, 1781.

3

Release of Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife to George Logan for Stenton seat and 209 acres of land, May 1, 1781.

3

Deed, Charles Logan to George Logan for 141 acres part of Stenton in two parcels. Copies of 2 maps showing division of Stenton at the time of Geo. Logan, Aug. 22, 1781.

3

Collection of thoughts to the memory of Mary Lloyd, Sept. 17, 1775.

3

Agreement of Sale signed by Isaac Norris and James Logan, March 6, 1715.

3

Letter government ordinance re: opinion of Orphans Court, 1700.

3

Letter to William Anderson from James Logan and transcription, July 19, 1705.

3

Poem written by Deborah Logan "Ode to James Madison", undated.

3

Letter to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting from James Logan, 1700.

3

Letter to Joshua Maddox from James Logan, 1735.

3

Letter to Walsh from Deborah Logan, 1822.

3

Sketch of Susannah Wright by Deborah Logan.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan in her old age.

3

Manuscript of Cotton Mather, 1703.

3

Bookplate of William Penn, 1703.

3

James Logans Bookplate.

3

School Report, F. Armatt, 1838.

3

Agreement for the partition of Stenton. Signed by George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah Fisher, 1780.

3

Patent, executors of William Logan, deceased, for Eylenburg with seal, 1790.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres in Salem County, NJ, May 23, 1717.

3

Indenture of James and Sarah Logan to John Shiebly, Aug. 10, 1747.

3

Deed of John Richardson to James Logan for 400 acres, part of Stenton in Bristol Township. Also includes a note about the registration of the deed, Nov. 30, 1722.

3

Letter to Captain Wright from James Logan re: a list of books, Oct. 22, 1741.

3

Letter to John Dickinson from James Warren, Aug. 29, 1807.

3

Letter to James Warren from Mercy Warren re: American Revolutionary War, Dec. 5, 1806.

3

Letter to William Penn from James Logan re: dissatisfaction of the Indians, June 25, 1735.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan on "November", undated.

3

Poem.

3

Receipt book showing transactions of George and Deborah Logan, 1796-98.

4

James Logans report of his experiments in plant fertilization, 1739.

4

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1898-2000, 45 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1700-circa 1850, 1.5 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1888-1932, 7 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1968-2003, 2 linear feet

01

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Title:
Colonial Dames Stenton records
Date [inclusive]:
1898-2000
Call Number:
01
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Stenton is an historic site administered by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1899. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown. Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and was at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. The Colonial Dames Stenton records, 1898-2013, document the Dames administration of Stenton as an historic site. The collection includes copies of primary-source Logan family papers; secondary-source research on the Logan family and Stenton; site maintenance studies, plans, and records; administrative records of the Colonial Dames, including various committees' records, financial records, and the correspondence and files of several Dames; audio-visual materials; and various other records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Logan family
Title:
Logan family papers
Date:
1700-circa 1850
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Logans were a prominent Philadelphia family dating to 1699, when James Logan (1679-1751), the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in trade and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of colonial Pennsylvania and, later, the fledging United States. The Logan family papers, 1700-circa 1850, consist of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, three cookbooks, and various other documents.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Title:
Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan
Date [inclusive]:
1888-1932
Call Number:
04
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Stout Cowgill (1855-1938) married James Martin (b. 1852) in 1884 and lived most of her life in Delaware. Mary Wynne Wister (1847-1933) married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. They lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan, 1888-1932, are mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Title:
Ray Shepherd files on Stenton
Date [inclusive]:
1968-2003
Call Number:
02
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. studied the Stenton estate for his 1968 dissertation, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia, for an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware. The Ray Shepherd files on Stenton, 1968-2003, primarily consist of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, citations, and a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects.
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Biography/History

Stenton is an historic estate administered by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown.

"Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and [was] at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. Although now in a densely populated urban area with factories and railroad nearby, Stenton’s present three-acre site preserves significant buildings, landscape, and objects. As perhaps the most important building in Philadelphia extant from the early 18th century, Stenton offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the material culture and the political, cultural, social and architectural history of one of the elite families in Colonial Pennsylvania, as well as the lives of others who lived and interacted with the property. In 1899, the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America entered into a lease agreement with the Logan family to manage Stenton. Then, after the property was purchased by the City of Philadelphia, the Society of Colonial Dames was charged in 1910 "to preserve and maintain Stenton as an historic object lesson." Today, managed by the Stenton Committee of The NSCDA/PA, the historic site is interpreted to a wide public.

"The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is dedicated to preserving our State and National heritage through preservation of historic properties, conservation of antiquities and archives, education, scholarships, patriotism and respect for our Colonial ancestors whose distinguished service prior to 1776 and ideals are the foundation of our Country. One of the Society’s most important service projects is the preservation and administration of Stenton."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Stenton. "A Brief History of Stenton." Accessed October 8, 2013. http://stenton.org/index.php/about/

Biography/History

"The Logan family was a prominent Philadelphia family dating back to 1699, when James Logan, the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in agriculture and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of the Pennsylvania colony and, later, the fledging United States. James Logan's prominence resulted in connections, both professional and familial, with other prominent colonial families, including the Norris and the Dickinson families. Together these families affected and influenced the formation, progress and development of the city of Philadelphia, the colony of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America.

"James Logan, the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony under William Penn, was born on October 20, 1674 in Lurgan, Ireland, the son of Patrick and Isabel Hume Logan. His father was a scholar and an Anglican minister until his conversion to Quakerism. James was educated in his father's school, the Friar Meetinghouse School in Bristol. His early careers included working as a linen draper in 1687, as an assistant schoolmaster to his father from 1690 to 1693, and as the schoolmaster of the Friar Meeting house from 1693 to 1697. From 1697 to 1698, James Logan unsuccessfully worked in the linen trade. In 1699, he obtained the position of secretary for William Penn, who was about to sail for his province of Pennsylvania.

"Upon arriving in Pennsylvania, James Logan began his service as secretary of Pennsylvania. Subsequently he served as receiver-general of Pennsylvania, member of the Provincial Council, mayor of Philadelphia, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, president of the Provincial Council and acting governor. At the same time, he gained wealth through commerce, trade with Native Americans and land purchases...

On December 9, 1714, Logan married Sarah Read, the daughter of Charles and Amy Child Read. James and Sarah became the parents of Sarah (1715-1744), William (1718-1776), Hannah (1720-1762), and James (1728-1803). Three other children, James, Rachel and Charles, died as children. Sarah Read Logan died on May 16, 1754 and James Logan died on October 31, 1751 at the age of 77 in his country home, Stenton, which he built near Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Finding aid to "Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (Bulk, 1670-1872), Collection 0379." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. June 28, 2011. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/l/Logan0379.html

Biography/History

Mary Stout Cowgill was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1855 to Daniel and Elizabeth Reed Cowgill. In 1884 she married James Martin, who was born in 1852 in Philadelphia to Jonathan Willis and Malvina Register Martin. Mary and James Martin's daughter, Mary Stout Martin (Mrs. William Wharton), was born in 1885. Mary Cowgill Martin lived most of her life in Delaware and died in 1938.

Mary Wynne Wister was born in Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1873 she married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. Algernon was a wealthy aesthete who penned several books of poetry. They had one child together, Robert Restalrig Logan (1874-1956), and lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Mary died in 1933.

Biography/History

Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr., earned an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1968 with a dissertation entitled, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia. He already had a B.S. in business administration from Columbia University. After graduating from Winterthur, Shepherd worked as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Next, he was appointed the first administrator for Cliveden (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.) in 1972 after it was acquired by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. After that, he became site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

"First Administrator Named for Cliveden." Preservation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (April 1972): 4. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38gsx

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America relative to their administration of the historic site Stenton. It is organized into seven series: "Logan papers - copies," "Site-related history," "Colonial Dames management records," "Buildings and grounds," "Collections," "Bound volumes," and "Audio-visual collections."

The first series, "Logan papers - copies," includes copies of primary-source documents created by James Logan, his family members, including the diaries (1815-1839) of his daughter-in-law Deborah Norris Logan, and other individuals related to Stenton, used as reference by Stenton site staff. Many of the original manuscripts are stored at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The second series, "Site-related history," includes secondary-source resources about the Logan family and Stenton, including genealogy, Stenton research by various scholars and staff, reports and articles pertaining to the Logans and Stenton, and archaeology dig files and reports.

The third series, "Colonial Dames management records," includes minutes from various committees (library, postcard, garden, museum, archaeology, guide, genealogy, costume, furnishings, central, and other committees), financial records (Stenton Fund financial reports, grant-related materials, maintenance bills, etc.), and papers of Letitia Ellicott Wright (1861-1933, a Logan descendent who headed up Stenton's first garden committee), Lilian Streeter Lucas Chance (1927-2013, former president of the Colonial Dames in Pennsylvania), and Margo Burnett (former Stenton Executive Director; records primarily pertaining to site management).

The fourth series, "Buildings and grounds," includes restoration plans, historic structures reports, contract bids and specifications, and related correspondence and other materials for the house and barn.

The fifth series, "Collections," includes documentation and research about the artifacts in Stenton's collections.

The sixth series, "Bound volumes," includes minute books of the Stenton Mansion Committee and its predecessors, the Committee on Historic Houses and Committee of Thirteen; Stenton Garden Committee scrapbooks and accounts; Stenton publicity scrapbooks, and several other volumes.

The last series, "Audio/visual collections," includes reproductions/prints of graphics, some videos, and glass lantern slides.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, and various other documents. A partial inventory is provided below. Not included in the inventory are three cookbooks, several daguerreotypes, and some ephemera.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Mary Stout Martin to Mary Wister Logan, organized in chronological order. The letters appear to be mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed in the letters.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of catalog cards for documents at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. There is a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects, as well as some photocopies of primary-source documents.

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Publication Information

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Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by Stenton

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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.

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.

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials created or collected by the Colonial Dames and Stenton administrators.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifts of various Logan descendants.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Ray Shepherd, 2012.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1704-1842, Collection 2023.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: R. R. Logan collection of John Dickinson papers, 1671-1882, Collection 383.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan-Fisher-Fox family papers, 1703-1940, Collection 1960.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan scrapbook, 1748-1931, Collection D0067.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family business records, 1808-1836, Collection 0378.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan collection, 1671-1890, Collection 0382.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: James Logan papers, 1670-1749, Collection 2011.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: William Logan journals and papers, 1740-1776, Collection 3386.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Loudoun Mansion (Germantown) papers, 1696-1939, Collection 1971.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pa.: Algernon Sydney Logan and Robert Restalrig Logan papers, ca. 1680-1945, Manuscript Group 247.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Chance, Lilian Streeter Lucas, 1927-2013
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Wright, Letitia Ellicott Carpenter, 1861-1933
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic gardens
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic sites
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Dover (Del.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Spring Lake (N.J.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, Mary Wister, 1847-1933
  • Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Subject(s)
  • Family life
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Subject(s)
  • Antiques
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Material culture
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Series A.2.  Logan papers - Copies.

Series B.  Site-related history.

Subseries 1.  Genealogy. 1 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Stenton research. 3 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Reports and articles pertaining to Logans/Stenton. 3 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Archaeology. 6 boxes.

Series C.  Colonial Dames management records.

Subseries 1.  Committee minutes and related papers. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Papers of specific individuals.

Subgroup.  Letitia Wright. 1 boxes.
Subgroup.  Lil Chance. 3 boxes.
Subgroup.  Margo Burnette. 1 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Financial records. 4 boxes.

Series D.  Buildings and grounds.

Subseries 1.  House. 5 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Barn. 2 boxes.

Series E.  Collections. 1 boxes.

Series F.  Bound volumes.

Subseries 1.  Minutes. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Garden. 2 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Log house. 1 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Publicity and events. 1 boxes.

Series G.  Audio/visual collections.

Scope and Contents note

Includes 4 16mm film reels of log house; several boxes of lantern slides and glass negatives of the house and garden

Subseries 1.  Reproductions/prints. 2 boxes.

Collection Inventory

Box

James Logan land deed to Isaac Norris, 1716.

1

Proclamation from Wm. Penn to James Logan, December 10, 1700.

2

Bill of Sale for land to Jacob Michael by John Penn, June 14, 1765.

2

Quaker wedding announcement of Charles Logan and Mary Pleasants, July 8, 1779.

2

Letter to James Logan from James Stele. Draft of a letter re: repairs to millrace and house at Logan plantation., Sept. 14, 1723.

3

Proclamation by the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth, regarding keeping Sunday as a day of worship., Nov. 20, 1782.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres, April 27, 1773.

3

Letter to Miss M. Yeats from Miss E. Smith, Sept. 14, 1800.

3

Two poems. Hannah Griffiths (pen name "Fidelia") is the author of one poem. Author and date of other poem unknown.

3

Original printed deed of Moses Cox to J. Gilpen and M. Fisher for 300 acres of land in County of Bedford, witnessed by Charles Logan, 1773-1774.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Deborah Logan funeral announcement/invitation addressed to Israel Cope.

3

Funeral notice.

3

Draft of Stenton from the original surveys.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Release of George Logan to Charles Logan for 181 acres part of Stenton, May 1, 1781.

3

Release of Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife to George Logan for Stenton seat and 209 acres of land, May 1, 1781.

3

Deed, Charles Logan to George Logan for 141 acres part of Stenton in two parcels. Copies of 2 maps showing division of Stenton at the time of Geo. Logan, Aug. 22, 1781.

3

Collection of thoughts to the memory of Mary Lloyd, Sept. 17, 1775.

3

Agreement of Sale signed by Isaac Norris and James Logan, March 6, 1715.

3

Letter government ordinance re: opinion of Orphans Court, 1700.

3

Letter to William Anderson from James Logan and transcription, July 19, 1705.

3

Poem written by Deborah Logan "Ode to James Madison", undated.

3

Letter to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting from James Logan, 1700.

3

Letter to Joshua Maddox from James Logan, 1735.

3

Letter to Walsh from Deborah Logan, 1822.

3

Sketch of Susannah Wright by Deborah Logan.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan in her old age.

3

Manuscript of Cotton Mather, 1703.

3

Bookplate of William Penn, 1703.

3

James Logans Bookplate.

3

School Report, F. Armatt, 1838.

3

Agreement for the partition of Stenton. Signed by George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah Fisher, 1780.

3

Patent, executors of William Logan, deceased, for Eylenburg with seal, 1790.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres in Salem County, NJ, May 23, 1717.

3

Indenture of James and Sarah Logan to John Shiebly, Aug. 10, 1747.

3

Deed of John Richardson to James Logan for 400 acres, part of Stenton in Bristol Township. Also includes a note about the registration of the deed, Nov. 30, 1722.

3

Letter to Captain Wright from James Logan re: a list of books, Oct. 22, 1741.

3

Letter to John Dickinson from James Warren, Aug. 29, 1807.

3

Letter to James Warren from Mercy Warren re: American Revolutionary War, Dec. 5, 1806.

3

Letter to William Penn from James Logan re: dissatisfaction of the Indians, June 25, 1735.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan on "November", undated.

3

Poem.

3

Receipt book showing transactions of George and Deborah Logan, 1796-98.

4

James Logans report of his experiments in plant fertilization, 1739.

4

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1898-2000, 45 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1700-circa 1850, 1.5 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1888-1932, 7 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1968-2003, 2 linear feet

01

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Title:
Colonial Dames Stenton records
Date [inclusive]:
1898-2000
Call Number:
01
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Stenton is an historic site administered by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1899. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown. Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and was at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. The Colonial Dames Stenton records, 1898-2013, document the Dames administration of Stenton as an historic site. The collection includes copies of primary-source Logan family papers; secondary-source research on the Logan family and Stenton; site maintenance studies, plans, and records; administrative records of the Colonial Dames, including various committees' records, financial records, and the correspondence and files of several Dames; audio-visual materials; and various other records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Logan family
Title:
Logan family papers
Date:
1700-circa 1850
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Logans were a prominent Philadelphia family dating to 1699, when James Logan (1679-1751), the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in trade and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of colonial Pennsylvania and, later, the fledging United States. The Logan family papers, 1700-circa 1850, consist of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, three cookbooks, and various other documents.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Title:
Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan
Date [inclusive]:
1888-1932
Call Number:
04
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Stout Cowgill (1855-1938) married James Martin (b. 1852) in 1884 and lived most of her life in Delaware. Mary Wynne Wister (1847-1933) married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. They lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan, 1888-1932, are mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Title:
Ray Shepherd files on Stenton
Date [inclusive]:
1968-2003
Call Number:
02
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. studied the Stenton estate for his 1968 dissertation, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia, for an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware. The Ray Shepherd files on Stenton, 1968-2003, primarily consist of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, citations, and a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects.
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Biography/History

Stenton is an historic estate administered by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown.

"Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and [was] at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. Although now in a densely populated urban area with factories and railroad nearby, Stenton’s present three-acre site preserves significant buildings, landscape, and objects. As perhaps the most important building in Philadelphia extant from the early 18th century, Stenton offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the material culture and the political, cultural, social and architectural history of one of the elite families in Colonial Pennsylvania, as well as the lives of others who lived and interacted with the property. In 1899, the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America entered into a lease agreement with the Logan family to manage Stenton. Then, after the property was purchased by the City of Philadelphia, the Society of Colonial Dames was charged in 1910 "to preserve and maintain Stenton as an historic object lesson." Today, managed by the Stenton Committee of The NSCDA/PA, the historic site is interpreted to a wide public.

"The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is dedicated to preserving our State and National heritage through preservation of historic properties, conservation of antiquities and archives, education, scholarships, patriotism and respect for our Colonial ancestors whose distinguished service prior to 1776 and ideals are the foundation of our Country. One of the Society’s most important service projects is the preservation and administration of Stenton."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Stenton. "A Brief History of Stenton." Accessed October 8, 2013. http://stenton.org/index.php/about/

Biography/History

"The Logan family was a prominent Philadelphia family dating back to 1699, when James Logan, the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in agriculture and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of the Pennsylvania colony and, later, the fledging United States. James Logan's prominence resulted in connections, both professional and familial, with other prominent colonial families, including the Norris and the Dickinson families. Together these families affected and influenced the formation, progress and development of the city of Philadelphia, the colony of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America.

"James Logan, the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony under William Penn, was born on October 20, 1674 in Lurgan, Ireland, the son of Patrick and Isabel Hume Logan. His father was a scholar and an Anglican minister until his conversion to Quakerism. James was educated in his father's school, the Friar Meetinghouse School in Bristol. His early careers included working as a linen draper in 1687, as an assistant schoolmaster to his father from 1690 to 1693, and as the schoolmaster of the Friar Meeting house from 1693 to 1697. From 1697 to 1698, James Logan unsuccessfully worked in the linen trade. In 1699, he obtained the position of secretary for William Penn, who was about to sail for his province of Pennsylvania.

"Upon arriving in Pennsylvania, James Logan began his service as secretary of Pennsylvania. Subsequently he served as receiver-general of Pennsylvania, member of the Provincial Council, mayor of Philadelphia, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, president of the Provincial Council and acting governor. At the same time, he gained wealth through commerce, trade with Native Americans and land purchases...

On December 9, 1714, Logan married Sarah Read, the daughter of Charles and Amy Child Read. James and Sarah became the parents of Sarah (1715-1744), William (1718-1776), Hannah (1720-1762), and James (1728-1803). Three other children, James, Rachel and Charles, died as children. Sarah Read Logan died on May 16, 1754 and James Logan died on October 31, 1751 at the age of 77 in his country home, Stenton, which he built near Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Finding aid to "Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (Bulk, 1670-1872), Collection 0379." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. June 28, 2011. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/l/Logan0379.html

Biography/History

Mary Stout Cowgill was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1855 to Daniel and Elizabeth Reed Cowgill. In 1884 she married James Martin, who was born in 1852 in Philadelphia to Jonathan Willis and Malvina Register Martin. Mary and James Martin's daughter, Mary Stout Martin (Mrs. William Wharton), was born in 1885. Mary Cowgill Martin lived most of her life in Delaware and died in 1938.

Mary Wynne Wister was born in Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1873 she married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. Algernon was a wealthy aesthete who penned several books of poetry. They had one child together, Robert Restalrig Logan (1874-1956), and lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Mary died in 1933.

Biography/History

Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr., earned an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1968 with a dissertation entitled, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia. He already had a B.S. in business administration from Columbia University. After graduating from Winterthur, Shepherd worked as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Next, he was appointed the first administrator for Cliveden (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.) in 1972 after it was acquired by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. After that, he became site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

"First Administrator Named for Cliveden." Preservation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (April 1972): 4. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38gsx

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America relative to their administration of the historic site Stenton. It is organized into seven series: "Logan papers - copies," "Site-related history," "Colonial Dames management records," "Buildings and grounds," "Collections," "Bound volumes," and "Audio-visual collections."

The first series, "Logan papers - copies," includes copies of primary-source documents created by James Logan, his family members, including the diaries (1815-1839) of his daughter-in-law Deborah Norris Logan, and other individuals related to Stenton, used as reference by Stenton site staff. Many of the original manuscripts are stored at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The second series, "Site-related history," includes secondary-source resources about the Logan family and Stenton, including genealogy, Stenton research by various scholars and staff, reports and articles pertaining to the Logans and Stenton, and archaeology dig files and reports.

The third series, "Colonial Dames management records," includes minutes from various committees (library, postcard, garden, museum, archaeology, guide, genealogy, costume, furnishings, central, and other committees), financial records (Stenton Fund financial reports, grant-related materials, maintenance bills, etc.), and papers of Letitia Ellicott Wright (1861-1933, a Logan descendent who headed up Stenton's first garden committee), Lilian Streeter Lucas Chance (1927-2013, former president of the Colonial Dames in Pennsylvania), and Margo Burnett (former Stenton Executive Director; records primarily pertaining to site management).

The fourth series, "Buildings and grounds," includes restoration plans, historic structures reports, contract bids and specifications, and related correspondence and other materials for the house and barn.

The fifth series, "Collections," includes documentation and research about the artifacts in Stenton's collections.

The sixth series, "Bound volumes," includes minute books of the Stenton Mansion Committee and its predecessors, the Committee on Historic Houses and Committee of Thirteen; Stenton Garden Committee scrapbooks and accounts; Stenton publicity scrapbooks, and several other volumes.

The last series, "Audio/visual collections," includes reproductions/prints of graphics, some videos, and glass lantern slides.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, and various other documents. A partial inventory is provided below. Not included in the inventory are three cookbooks, several daguerreotypes, and some ephemera.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Mary Stout Martin to Mary Wister Logan, organized in chronological order. The letters appear to be mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed in the letters.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of catalog cards for documents at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. There is a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects, as well as some photocopies of primary-source documents.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Publication Information

Stenton

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Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by Stenton

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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.

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.

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials created or collected by the Colonial Dames and Stenton administrators.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifts of various Logan descendants.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Ray Shepherd, 2012.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1704-1842, Collection 2023.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: R. R. Logan collection of John Dickinson papers, 1671-1882, Collection 383.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan-Fisher-Fox family papers, 1703-1940, Collection 1960.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan scrapbook, 1748-1931, Collection D0067.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family business records, 1808-1836, Collection 0378.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan collection, 1671-1890, Collection 0382.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: James Logan papers, 1670-1749, Collection 2011.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: William Logan journals and papers, 1740-1776, Collection 3386.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Loudoun Mansion (Germantown) papers, 1696-1939, Collection 1971.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pa.: Algernon Sydney Logan and Robert Restalrig Logan papers, ca. 1680-1945, Manuscript Group 247.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Chance, Lilian Streeter Lucas, 1927-2013
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Wright, Letitia Ellicott Carpenter, 1861-1933
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic gardens
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic sites
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Dover (Del.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Spring Lake (N.J.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, Mary Wister, 1847-1933
  • Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Subject(s)
  • Family life
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Subject(s)
  • Antiques
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Material culture
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Series A.2.  Logan papers - Copies.

Series B.  Site-related history.

Subseries 1.  Genealogy. 1 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Stenton research. 3 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Reports and articles pertaining to Logans/Stenton. 3 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Archaeology. 6 boxes.

Series C.  Colonial Dames management records.

Subseries 1.  Committee minutes and related papers. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Papers of specific individuals.

Subgroup.  Letitia Wright. 1 boxes.
Subgroup.  Lil Chance. 3 boxes.
Subgroup.  Margo Burnette. 1 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Financial records. 4 boxes.

Series D.  Buildings and grounds.

Subseries 1.  House. 5 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Barn. 2 boxes.

Series E.  Collections. 1 boxes.

Series F.  Bound volumes.

Subseries 1.  Minutes. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Garden. 2 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Log house. 1 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Publicity and events. 1 boxes.

Series G.  Audio/visual collections.

Scope and Contents note

Includes 4 16mm film reels of log house; several boxes of lantern slides and glass negatives of the house and garden

Subseries 1.  Reproductions/prints. 2 boxes.

Collection Inventory

Box

James Logan land deed to Isaac Norris, 1716.

1

Proclamation from Wm. Penn to James Logan, December 10, 1700.

2

Bill of Sale for land to Jacob Michael by John Penn, June 14, 1765.

2

Quaker wedding announcement of Charles Logan and Mary Pleasants, July 8, 1779.

2

Letter to James Logan from James Stele. Draft of a letter re: repairs to millrace and house at Logan plantation., Sept. 14, 1723.

3

Proclamation by the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth, regarding keeping Sunday as a day of worship., Nov. 20, 1782.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres, April 27, 1773.

3

Letter to Miss M. Yeats from Miss E. Smith, Sept. 14, 1800.

3

Two poems. Hannah Griffiths (pen name "Fidelia") is the author of one poem. Author and date of other poem unknown.

3

Original printed deed of Moses Cox to J. Gilpen and M. Fisher for 300 acres of land in County of Bedford, witnessed by Charles Logan, 1773-1774.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Deborah Logan funeral announcement/invitation addressed to Israel Cope.

3

Funeral notice.

3

Draft of Stenton from the original surveys.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Release of George Logan to Charles Logan for 181 acres part of Stenton, May 1, 1781.

3

Release of Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife to George Logan for Stenton seat and 209 acres of land, May 1, 1781.

3

Deed, Charles Logan to George Logan for 141 acres part of Stenton in two parcels. Copies of 2 maps showing division of Stenton at the time of Geo. Logan, Aug. 22, 1781.

3

Collection of thoughts to the memory of Mary Lloyd, Sept. 17, 1775.

3

Agreement of Sale signed by Isaac Norris and James Logan, March 6, 1715.

3

Letter government ordinance re: opinion of Orphans Court, 1700.

3

Letter to William Anderson from James Logan and transcription, July 19, 1705.

3

Poem written by Deborah Logan "Ode to James Madison", undated.

3

Letter to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting from James Logan, 1700.

3

Letter to Joshua Maddox from James Logan, 1735.

3

Letter to Walsh from Deborah Logan, 1822.

3

Sketch of Susannah Wright by Deborah Logan.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan in her old age.

3

Manuscript of Cotton Mather, 1703.

3

Bookplate of William Penn, 1703.

3

James Logans Bookplate.

3

School Report, F. Armatt, 1838.

3

Agreement for the partition of Stenton. Signed by George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah Fisher, 1780.

3

Patent, executors of William Logan, deceased, for Eylenburg with seal, 1790.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres in Salem County, NJ, May 23, 1717.

3

Indenture of James and Sarah Logan to John Shiebly, Aug. 10, 1747.

3

Deed of John Richardson to James Logan for 400 acres, part of Stenton in Bristol Township. Also includes a note about the registration of the deed, Nov. 30, 1722.

3

Letter to Captain Wright from James Logan re: a list of books, Oct. 22, 1741.

3

Letter to John Dickinson from James Warren, Aug. 29, 1807.

3

Letter to James Warren from Mercy Warren re: American Revolutionary War, Dec. 5, 1806.

3

Letter to William Penn from James Logan re: dissatisfaction of the Indians, June 25, 1735.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan on "November", undated.

3

Poem.

3

Receipt book showing transactions of George and Deborah Logan, 1796-98.

4

James Logans report of his experiments in plant fertilization, 1739.

4

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1898-2000, 45 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1700-circa 1850, 1.5 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1888-1932, 7 linear feet

01

Colonial Dames Stenton records

1968-2003, 2 linear feet

01

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Title:
Colonial Dames Stenton records
Date [inclusive]:
1898-2000
Call Number:
01
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Stenton is an historic site administered by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1899. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown. Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and was at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. The Colonial Dames Stenton records, 1898-2013, document the Dames administration of Stenton as an historic site. The collection includes copies of primary-source Logan family papers; secondary-source research on the Logan family and Stenton; site maintenance studies, plans, and records; administrative records of the Colonial Dames, including various committees' records, financial records, and the correspondence and files of several Dames; audio-visual materials; and various other records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Logan family
Title:
Logan family papers
Date:
1700-circa 1850
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Logans were a prominent Philadelphia family dating to 1699, when James Logan (1679-1751), the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in trade and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of colonial Pennsylvania and, later, the fledging United States. The Logan family papers, 1700-circa 1850, consist of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, three cookbooks, and various other documents.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Title:
Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan
Date [inclusive]:
1888-1932
Call Number:
04
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary Stout Cowgill (1855-1938) married James Martin (b. 1852) in 1884 and lived most of her life in Delaware. Mary Wynne Wister (1847-1933) married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. They lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Mary Stout Martin letters to Mary Wister Logan, 1888-1932, are mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed.
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Repository:
Stenton
Creator:
Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Title:
Ray Shepherd files on Stenton
Date [inclusive]:
1968-2003
Call Number:
02
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr. studied the Stenton estate for his 1968 dissertation, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia, for an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware. The Ray Shepherd files on Stenton, 1968-2003, primarily consist of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, citations, and a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects.
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Biography/History

Stenton is an historic estate administered by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. James Logan erected this example of early Georgian architecture between 1723 and 1730 in what was countryside in Philadelphia County but is now part of the City of Philadelphia, near the neighborhood of Germantown.

"Logan had come to Philadelphia with William Penn in 1699 as his secretary, and for the rest of his life remained the Penn family’s representative in the colony and [was] at the center of Pennsylvania’s political life. Although now in a densely populated urban area with factories and railroad nearby, Stenton’s present three-acre site preserves significant buildings, landscape, and objects. As perhaps the most important building in Philadelphia extant from the early 18th century, Stenton offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the material culture and the political, cultural, social and architectural history of one of the elite families in Colonial Pennsylvania, as well as the lives of others who lived and interacted with the property. In 1899, the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America entered into a lease agreement with the Logan family to manage Stenton. Then, after the property was purchased by the City of Philadelphia, the Society of Colonial Dames was charged in 1910 "to preserve and maintain Stenton as an historic object lesson." Today, managed by the Stenton Committee of The NSCDA/PA, the historic site is interpreted to a wide public.

"The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is dedicated to preserving our State and National heritage through preservation of historic properties, conservation of antiquities and archives, education, scholarships, patriotism and respect for our Colonial ancestors whose distinguished service prior to 1776 and ideals are the foundation of our Country. One of the Society’s most important service projects is the preservation and administration of Stenton."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Stenton. "A Brief History of Stenton." Accessed October 8, 2013. http://stenton.org/index.php/about/

Biography/History

"The Logan family was a prominent Philadelphia family dating back to 1699, when James Logan, the family patriarch, arrived in Philadelphia to serve as the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony. Through work in agriculture and politics, Logan and his descendants were intimately involved in the development of the Pennsylvania colony and, later, the fledging United States. James Logan's prominence resulted in connections, both professional and familial, with other prominent colonial families, including the Norris and the Dickinson families. Together these families affected and influenced the formation, progress and development of the city of Philadelphia, the colony of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America.

"James Logan, the first secretary of the Pennsylvania colony under William Penn, was born on October 20, 1674 in Lurgan, Ireland, the son of Patrick and Isabel Hume Logan. His father was a scholar and an Anglican minister until his conversion to Quakerism. James was educated in his father's school, the Friar Meetinghouse School in Bristol. His early careers included working as a linen draper in 1687, as an assistant schoolmaster to his father from 1690 to 1693, and as the schoolmaster of the Friar Meeting house from 1693 to 1697. From 1697 to 1698, James Logan unsuccessfully worked in the linen trade. In 1699, he obtained the position of secretary for William Penn, who was about to sail for his province of Pennsylvania.

"Upon arriving in Pennsylvania, James Logan began his service as secretary of Pennsylvania. Subsequently he served as receiver-general of Pennsylvania, member of the Provincial Council, mayor of Philadelphia, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, president of the Provincial Council and acting governor. At the same time, he gained wealth through commerce, trade with Native Americans and land purchases...

On December 9, 1714, Logan married Sarah Read, the daughter of Charles and Amy Child Read. James and Sarah became the parents of Sarah (1715-1744), William (1718-1776), Hannah (1720-1762), and James (1728-1803). Three other children, James, Rachel and Charles, died as children. Sarah Read Logan died on May 16, 1754 and James Logan died on October 31, 1751 at the age of 77 in his country home, Stenton, which he built near Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Finding aid to "Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (Bulk, 1670-1872), Collection 0379." The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. June 28, 2011. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/l/Logan0379.html

Biography/History

Mary Stout Cowgill was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1855 to Daniel and Elizabeth Reed Cowgill. In 1884 she married James Martin, who was born in 1852 in Philadelphia to Jonathan Willis and Malvina Register Martin. Mary and James Martin's daughter, Mary Stout Martin (Mrs. William Wharton), was born in 1885. Mary Cowgill Martin lived most of her life in Delaware and died in 1938.

Mary Wynne Wister was born in Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1873 she married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. Algernon was a wealthy aesthete who penned several books of poetry. They had one child together, Robert Restalrig Logan (1874-1956), and lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Mary died in 1933.

Biography/History

Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr., earned an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1968 with a dissertation entitled, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia. He already had a B.S. in business administration from Columbia University. After graduating from Winterthur, Shepherd worked as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Next, he was appointed the first administrator for Cliveden (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.) in 1972 after it was acquired by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. After that, he became site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography:

"First Administrator Named for Cliveden." Preservation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (April 1972): 4. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38gsx

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America relative to their administration of the historic site Stenton. It is organized into seven series: "Logan papers - copies," "Site-related history," "Colonial Dames management records," "Buildings and grounds," "Collections," "Bound volumes," and "Audio-visual collections."

The first series, "Logan papers - copies," includes copies of primary-source documents created by James Logan, his family members, including the diaries (1815-1839) of his daughter-in-law Deborah Norris Logan, and other individuals related to Stenton, used as reference by Stenton site staff. Many of the original manuscripts are stored at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The second series, "Site-related history," includes secondary-source resources about the Logan family and Stenton, including genealogy, Stenton research by various scholars and staff, reports and articles pertaining to the Logans and Stenton, and archaeology dig files and reports.

The third series, "Colonial Dames management records," includes minutes from various committees (library, postcard, garden, museum, archaeology, guide, genealogy, costume, furnishings, central, and other committees), financial records (Stenton Fund financial reports, grant-related materials, maintenance bills, etc.), and papers of Letitia Ellicott Wright (1861-1933, a Logan descendent who headed up Stenton's first garden committee), Lilian Streeter Lucas Chance (1927-2013, former president of the Colonial Dames in Pennsylvania), and Margo Burnett (former Stenton Executive Director; records primarily pertaining to site management).

The fourth series, "Buildings and grounds," includes restoration plans, historic structures reports, contract bids and specifications, and related correspondence and other materials for the house and barn.

The fifth series, "Collections," includes documentation and research about the artifacts in Stenton's collections.

The sixth series, "Bound volumes," includes minute books of the Stenton Mansion Committee and its predecessors, the Committee on Historic Houses and Committee of Thirteen; Stenton Garden Committee scrapbooks and accounts; Stenton publicity scrapbooks, and several other volumes.

The last series, "Audio/visual collections," includes reproductions/prints of graphics, some videos, and glass lantern slides.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scattered documents related to the Logan family and their home, Stenton (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.). It includes letters, deeds and estate papers, and various other documents. A partial inventory is provided below. Not included in the inventory are three cookbooks, several daguerreotypes, and some ephemera.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Mary Stout Martin to Mary Wister Logan, organized in chronological order. The letters appear to be mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed in the letters.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of catalog cards for documents at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. There is a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects, as well as some photocopies of primary-source documents.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Stenton

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Stenton

Publication Information

Stenton

Publication Information

Stenton

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by Stenton

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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.

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.

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials created or collected by the Colonial Dames and Stenton administrators.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifts of various Logan descendants.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Ray Shepherd, 2012.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Stenton directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1704-1842, Collection 2023.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: R. R. Logan collection of John Dickinson papers, 1671-1882, Collection 383.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan-Fisher-Fox family papers, 1703-1940, Collection 1960.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan scrapbook, 1748-1931, Collection D0067.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family business records, 1808-1836, Collection 0378.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Maria Dickinson Logan collection, 1671-1890, Collection 0382.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: James Logan papers, 1670-1749, Collection 2011.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: William Logan journals and papers, 1740-1776, Collection 3386.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Loudoun Mansion (Germantown) papers, 1696-1939, Collection 1971.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

Related Archival Materials Note

Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pa.: Algernon Sydney Logan and Robert Restalrig Logan papers, ca. 1680-1945, Manuscript Group 247.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1638-1964 (bulk 1670-1872), Collection 379.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.: Logan family papers, 1684-1925.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Chance, Lilian Streeter Lucas, 1927-2013
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Wright, Letitia Ellicott Carpenter, 1861-1933
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic gardens
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic sites
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Dover (Del.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Spring Lake (N.J.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, Mary Wister, 1847-1933
  • Martin, Mary Stout, 1855-1938
Subject(s)
  • Family life
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Logan family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Shepherd, Raymond Voigt
Subject(s)
  • Antiques
  • Historic buildings
  • Historic sites
  • Material culture
  • Stenton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Series A.2.  Logan papers - Copies.

Series B.  Site-related history.

Subseries 1.  Genealogy. 1 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Stenton research. 3 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Reports and articles pertaining to Logans/Stenton. 3 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Archaeology. 6 boxes.

Series C.  Colonial Dames management records.

Subseries 1.  Committee minutes and related papers. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Papers of specific individuals.

Subgroup.  Letitia Wright. 1 boxes.
Subgroup.  Lil Chance. 3 boxes.
Subgroup.  Margo Burnette. 1 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Financial records. 4 boxes.

Series D.  Buildings and grounds.

Subseries 1.  House. 5 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Barn. 2 boxes.

Series E.  Collections. 1 boxes.

Series F.  Bound volumes.

Subseries 1.  Minutes. 7 boxes.

Subseries 2.  Garden. 2 boxes.

Subseries 3.  Log house. 1 boxes.

Subseries 4.  Publicity and events. 1 boxes.

Series G.  Audio/visual collections.

Scope and Contents note

Includes 4 16mm film reels of log house; several boxes of lantern slides and glass negatives of the house and garden

Subseries 1.  Reproductions/prints. 2 boxes.

Collection Inventory

Box

James Logan land deed to Isaac Norris, 1716.

1

Proclamation from Wm. Penn to James Logan, December 10, 1700.

2

Bill of Sale for land to Jacob Michael by John Penn, June 14, 1765.

2

Quaker wedding announcement of Charles Logan and Mary Pleasants, July 8, 1779.

2

Letter to James Logan from James Stele. Draft of a letter re: repairs to millrace and house at Logan plantation., Sept. 14, 1723.

3

Proclamation by the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth, regarding keeping Sunday as a day of worship., Nov. 20, 1782.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres, April 27, 1773.

3

Letter to Miss M. Yeats from Miss E. Smith, Sept. 14, 1800.

3

Two poems. Hannah Griffiths (pen name "Fidelia") is the author of one poem. Author and date of other poem unknown.

3

Original printed deed of Moses Cox to J. Gilpen and M. Fisher for 300 acres of land in County of Bedford, witnessed by Charles Logan, 1773-1774.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Deborah Logan funeral announcement/invitation addressed to Israel Cope.

3

Funeral notice.

3

Draft of Stenton from the original surveys.

3

Partition of Stenton between George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife, Jan. 8, 1781.

3

Release of George Logan to Charles Logan for 181 acres part of Stenton, May 1, 1781.

3

Release of Charles Logan and Thomas Fisher and Sarah, his wife to George Logan for Stenton seat and 209 acres of land, May 1, 1781.

3

Deed, Charles Logan to George Logan for 141 acres part of Stenton in two parcels. Copies of 2 maps showing division of Stenton at the time of Geo. Logan, Aug. 22, 1781.

3

Collection of thoughts to the memory of Mary Lloyd, Sept. 17, 1775.

3

Agreement of Sale signed by Isaac Norris and James Logan, March 6, 1715.

3

Letter government ordinance re: opinion of Orphans Court, 1700.

3

Letter to William Anderson from James Logan and transcription, July 19, 1705.

3

Poem written by Deborah Logan "Ode to James Madison", undated.

3

Letter to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting from James Logan, 1700.

3

Letter to Joshua Maddox from James Logan, 1735.

3

Letter to Walsh from Deborah Logan, 1822.

3

Sketch of Susannah Wright by Deborah Logan.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan in her old age.

3

Manuscript of Cotton Mather, 1703.

3

Bookplate of William Penn, 1703.

3

James Logans Bookplate.

3

School Report, F. Armatt, 1838.

3

Agreement for the partition of Stenton. Signed by George Logan, Charles Logan, Thomas Fisher and Sarah Fisher, 1780.

3

Patent, executors of William Logan, deceased, for Eylenburg with seal, 1790.

3

Draft of James Logan's 400 acres in Salem County, NJ, May 23, 1717.

3

Indenture of James and Sarah Logan to John Shiebly, Aug. 10, 1747.

3

Deed of John Richardson to James Logan for 400 acres, part of Stenton in Bristol Township. Also includes a note about the registration of the deed, Nov. 30, 1722.

3

Letter to Captain Wright from James Logan re: a list of books, Oct. 22, 1741.

3

Letter to John Dickinson from James Warren, Aug. 29, 1807.

3

Letter to James Warren from Mercy Warren re: American Revolutionary War, Dec. 5, 1806.

3

Letter to William Penn from James Logan re: dissatisfaction of the Indians, June 25, 1735.

3

Sonnet written by Deborah Logan on "November", undated.

3

Poem.

3

Receipt book showing transactions of George and Deborah Logan, 1796-98.

4

James Logans report of his experiments in plant fertilization, 1739.

4

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory