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Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1920-1960s, 1.25 linear feet

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Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1812-1911, 0.33 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1799-1999, 1.2 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1755-2009, 19.4 linear feet

03

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Carrell, John Beans, 1851-1950
Title:
Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1960s
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John Beans Carrell, M.D., was a resident of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The J.B. Carrell scrapbooks, circa 1920-1960s, are comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks compiled by Carrell relating to Hatboro.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Title:
Loller Academy records
Date:
circa 1812-1911
Call Number:
02
Extent:
0.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Loller Academy was a school located in the borough of Hatboro, Pennsylvania which was in operation until 1910. The Loller Academy records, 1812-1911, is comprised of administrative and financial records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1999
Call Number:
01
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, 4 binders, 3 loose folders, and loose pamphlets
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, contains primary and secondary materials relating to Hatboro history and events.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro records
Date [inclusive]:
1755-2009
Call Number:
04
Extent:
19.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
19 record cartons and 1 document box
Language:
English
Abstract:
In existence since 1755, the Union Library of Hatboro of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania still operates as a lending library under its original charter. The Union Library of Hatboro records, 1755-2009, contain administrative, financial, and event records of the library.
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Biography/History

Dr. John Beans Carrell was born in 1850 and died at 100 years. In 1946 he was honored by Sons of American Revolution with the Distinguished Service Medal. He was instrumental in having laws passed for the licensing of physicians and RN titles awarded to licensed nurses. A friend of the Union Library of Hatboro, his home was on York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Biography/History

"Robert Loller (1740-1808) was an educator, surveyor, and courageous patriot. He fought at Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown. He was elected to the Continental Congress and helped draft the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution. He left instructions in his will for another illustrious neighbor and good friend, Nathaniel Boileau, to build the Loller Academy at a cost of $11,000. The school was opened after Loller's death, closed shortly after the Civil War, and again became a state school 60 years later. The reopening of the school was aided by Robert Loller in a surprise twist: an 1850 state law required banks to advertise long-unclaimed funds, the Loller trustees moved quickly to claim the proceeds of a previously unknown $350 deposit by Loller just before an 1808 operation and his death in Philadelphia. In the 1950s, the building was condemned as unsafe and there was talk of tearing it down. Borough residents strongly objected and voted to restore the building, which today elegantly serves as a community center, a town hall, and borough offices."

Bibliography:

The Millbrook Society with the Regenhard Collection. Images of America: Hatboro. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. Page 15.

Biography/History

In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The town put great emphasis on education and built the Loller Academy in 1811. Originally a private school, it became the public school for the village in 1848. As of 2011, the building still stands and is currently used as Borough Administrative Offices and Montgomery County District Court.

Hatboro is also known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Crooked Billett took place there in 1778 while Philadelphia was occupied by the British. "The militia, commanded by General John Lacey and assigned to cut off British supplies, was encamped here. Surprised by British troops, they were defeated and driven off with heavy losses."

Bibliography:

Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. "Hatboro History." Accessed October 24, 2011. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/hathist.htm.

Biography/History

"In August of 1755, Joshua Potts, Charles Beatty, John Lukens, and Joseph Hart met with other interested citizens at the Crooked Billet Tavern. Thirty-eight men signed an "Instrument of Partnership", thus bringing into existence the "Union Library of Hatborough." Each member paid an annual donation of ten shillings for the purchase of books, and by August, 1756, the first shipment of books arrived from England. Some of these original books are still in the library's possession.

"In 1848, Nathan Holt, a member of the library Company, bequeathed $5,000 to the library; $2,000 to be invested and the interest to be used to buy books; and $3,000 to buy a lot and build a permanent library building. The Greek Revival style building was completed in 1850 at what is now 243 South York Road.

"On May 8, 1978, the building was placed on the State Registry of Historical Buildings. Later, on November 27, 1979, it was granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

"In December, 1991, ground was broken and construction began on a new additional room. This was made possible by grants and private donations. On April 26, 1992, there was a Dedication and Open House for this new addition. On September 10, 2000, a new Children's Wing was dedicated.

"The Library continues to operate under its original charter (the second oldest Library in Pennsylvania to do so) with a board of Directors elected by shareholders."

Bibliography:

Union Library of Hatboro. "Library History." Accessed January 13, 2012. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/library.htm.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of five volumes of newspaper clippings scrapbooks on Hatboro, compiled by Dr. J. B. Carrell, circa 1920-1960s. Most of the scrapbooks have been indexed.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of administrative and financial records of the Loller Academy. The financial records include receipts, as well as mortgage and interest records, dating from 1818 to 1837. The administrative records include correspondence regarding dissolution of the Academy, 1910-1911, and Board minutes, circa 1812-1870 and 1875-1911.

Scope and Contents

Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, is comprised of both primary and secondary source materials pertaining to Hatboro. Items of particular interest include cemetery records of Hatboro Baptist and Lehman churches, a minute book of Horsham Friends Meeting (1897), and a minute book of the Mite Society of Lehman Methodist Church (1861-1911). Part of the collection is located in the reference section of the public library space and part is located in the archives room.

In the reference section of the public library space are mostly secondary materials and materials dating from the second half of the 20th century. There are two scrapbooks containing original and reproduced photographs of Hatboro buildings, circa 1980; as well as one scrapbook on United States Bicentennial celebrations in Hatboro, 1976, which includes clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Also in the reference section are a binder and several folders of secondary reference materials on Hatboro history, especially the Battle of Crooked Billet. These include photocopies of newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and business directories from 1943 and 1995 to 1999.

The section of the local history collection located in the attic contains more primary materials, and more early 20th- and late 19th- century documents than are in the reference room.

Items include:

1770 typed item reproducing Longstreth deed

1873 copy of Public Spirit

Clippings 1908 and 1912

Trip from Phila. To Wash. Crossing - 1920

Hatboro F. S. & L. Community Guide - 1953

Booklet - Life of Wm. Penn by Buell

1978 Today Spirit with 200th Anniversary. of Battle of Crooked Billet

Brochures on 130th and 150th anniversary, of the Battle of Crooked Billet

Hatboro Bicentennial Booklet

Cemetery records, H. Baptist and Lehman churches

Paper witnessed by R. Loller and N. Boileau - 1799

Honor Club - 1906

Papers re: Crooked Billet monument

"Hatboro Tidbits" (opening of movie theater 1938; post office 1924; fire at h.s.)

1894 articles - re: Gov. Wm. Keith

Minute book - Horsham Friends Meeting - 1897

Minute book - Mite Society - Lehman Methodist Church - 1861-1911

Newspaper clippings attributed to William Buck, a local historian - 1873, 1881

75th Anniversary of Ivyland - 1948

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with local history and area social events, dating from 1900s-1920s and 1920s-1930s

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records pertaining to the history and administration of the Union Library of Hatboro. These include financial records, administrative records, and materials relating to the use of the library and its interactions with the community. Of special interest are loan books dating from 1790 to 1923, and the second minute book of the Union Library. A rough item-level inventory created by Union Library staff is provided below:

Special Items

Committee's report for printing cat. of books, 1873-74

Copies of Charter

Subscribers list 1807

List of contributors who discharged the debt of library-1832

1834 Fire Insurance policy

Morton's taxes 1834-50

Morton's agreement with library board - 1850

Bills paid in construction of present building (1846/49?)

Memoranda of money rec'd from C. Jarrett - 1849 (re: N. Holt estate)

Readers - 1891

Negatives & copies of Eliz. Ferguson's letter & donations

200th and 250th anniversary books

Copy of Catalogue of the Library Company of Phila. - 1741

Copy of Geo. Washington's bill at Crooked Billet Inn

1892 Hatboro Now! Booklet

Draft Club Note book 1865

Guest Registry 1910-1983 (signatures from 175th & 200th anniversaries)

Book with some shareholders' signatures: 1857, 1881, 1907, 1933, 1948, 1954, 1983, 1985, 1987

Typed list of Founders & signers of Instrument of Partnership

Catalogues of Books

Hand-written listing of books - 1847, 1850, 1855, 1868, 1870, 1907-14, 1914-23

Photostat of books - 1788

Printed "Catalogue of Books" - 1813, 1831, 1858, 1874, 1888

Hand- written Accession list - 1725; 1769; circa1811; 1874-1894, 1879, 1917- 83; 1925

Loan Books

Loan Books - 1790-1798; 1804-1815; circa 1846; 1885-1889; 1913-1923

Book Sellers

Hand-written & typed lists of books purchased in Phila. starting about 1818

Usual files, minutes, correspondence, etc. - also 200th anniversary memorabilia

Papers from Stradling estate

Box noting books that were displayed at 200th anniversary.

1955 anniversary scrapbook

1960's

Scrapbook and correspondence

Treasurer's reports 1960-69

Subscriber lists 1968

Notes on bazaar & 1968 cotillion

List cataloging books

1955-1969 minutes

 1970's

Usual files (treas. & lib. reports, minutes, correspondence, etc.)

Dues book

Map "Walking tour of Historical Hatboro"

Info on bazaars & sketches of booths

Scrapbook

"Know Your Hometown History"

Nomination form for Loller Academy & Union Lib.

(Nat'l Register of Historic Places Inventory)

Newspaper Clippings

 1980's

Box 1 - minutes(82-84 discussion of going public & bylaws revision); financials & library reports; access PA.; seal contest

Box 2 - info. on library going public; volunteers in the 80's; 1982 members register; picture album; list of shareholders; details on bazaars; scrapbooks 1980-89

Box 3 - State reports (public library state funding reports) from 1983-1998

 1990's

Box 1 -Building of Community Room; Minutes; Raymark report(EPA); picture album: scrapbook; letter re: retention basin; red loose-leaf with librarian's copies of minutes, financials, etc.

Box 2 - financial & librarian's reports; correspondence; letter from Michele Ridge; science. in summer, 97,99; Pen Connect Grant; Retrospect Conversion; 2 990's(1990, 1996);100th anniversary of Fire Company booklet

Box 3 - Construction of Children's Room

 2000's

250th Anniversary info.

scrapbook

library financial reports

construction of children's room

minutes

photograph album

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Sponsor

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

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.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Carrell family, circa 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Lin Reading, circa 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected by the Union Library of Hatboro at various times.

Processing Information Note

In spring of 1956, the Union Library of Hatboro Board of Directors asked Latta Pinkerton (a member of the Board) to organize Dr Carrell's newspaper clippings into a scrapbook. This would become the 3rd volume of Carrell scrapbooks (10/56). The other volumes were completed and donated by Dr. Carrell or his family.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Bucks County Historical Society: John Beans Carrell Collection, circa 1850-1949, MSC 31.

Related Archival Materials Note

Millbrook Society: Millbrook Society vertical files.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Education
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Horsham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).
  • Lehman Church (Hatboro, Pa.).
  • Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
  • Battle of Crooked Billet
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Library administration
  • Library catalogs
  • Library records

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Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1920-1960s, 1.25 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1812-1911, 0.33 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1799-1999, 1.2 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1755-2009, 19.4 linear feet

03

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Carrell, John Beans, 1851-1950
Title:
Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1960s
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John Beans Carrell, M.D., was a resident of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The J.B. Carrell scrapbooks, circa 1920-1960s, are comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks compiled by Carrell relating to Hatboro.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Title:
Loller Academy records
Date:
circa 1812-1911
Call Number:
02
Extent:
0.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Loller Academy was a school located in the borough of Hatboro, Pennsylvania which was in operation until 1910. The Loller Academy records, 1812-1911, is comprised of administrative and financial records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1999
Call Number:
01
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, 4 binders, 3 loose folders, and loose pamphlets
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, contains primary and secondary materials relating to Hatboro history and events.
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro records
Date [inclusive]:
1755-2009
Call Number:
04
Extent:
19.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
19 record cartons and 1 document box
Language:
English
Abstract:
In existence since 1755, the Union Library of Hatboro of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania still operates as a lending library under its original charter. The Union Library of Hatboro records, 1755-2009, contain administrative, financial, and event records of the library.
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

Dr. John Beans Carrell was born in 1850 and died at 100 years. In 1946 he was honored by Sons of American Revolution with the Distinguished Service Medal. He was instrumental in having laws passed for the licensing of physicians and RN titles awarded to licensed nurses. A friend of the Union Library of Hatboro, his home was on York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Biography/History

"Robert Loller (1740-1808) was an educator, surveyor, and courageous patriot. He fought at Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown. He was elected to the Continental Congress and helped draft the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution. He left instructions in his will for another illustrious neighbor and good friend, Nathaniel Boileau, to build the Loller Academy at a cost of $11,000. The school was opened after Loller's death, closed shortly after the Civil War, and again became a state school 60 years later. The reopening of the school was aided by Robert Loller in a surprise twist: an 1850 state law required banks to advertise long-unclaimed funds, the Loller trustees moved quickly to claim the proceeds of a previously unknown $350 deposit by Loller just before an 1808 operation and his death in Philadelphia. In the 1950s, the building was condemned as unsafe and there was talk of tearing it down. Borough residents strongly objected and voted to restore the building, which today elegantly serves as a community center, a town hall, and borough offices."

Bibliography:

The Millbrook Society with the Regenhard Collection. Images of America: Hatboro. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. Page 15.

Biography/History

In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The town put great emphasis on education and built the Loller Academy in 1811. Originally a private school, it became the public school for the village in 1848. As of 2011, the building still stands and is currently used as Borough Administrative Offices and Montgomery County District Court.

Hatboro is also known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Crooked Billett took place there in 1778 while Philadelphia was occupied by the British. "The militia, commanded by General John Lacey and assigned to cut off British supplies, was encamped here. Surprised by British troops, they were defeated and driven off with heavy losses."

Bibliography:

Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. "Hatboro History." Accessed October 24, 2011. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/hathist.htm.

Biography/History

"In August of 1755, Joshua Potts, Charles Beatty, John Lukens, and Joseph Hart met with other interested citizens at the Crooked Billet Tavern. Thirty-eight men signed an "Instrument of Partnership", thus bringing into existence the "Union Library of Hatborough." Each member paid an annual donation of ten shillings for the purchase of books, and by August, 1756, the first shipment of books arrived from England. Some of these original books are still in the library's possession.

"In 1848, Nathan Holt, a member of the library Company, bequeathed $5,000 to the library; $2,000 to be invested and the interest to be used to buy books; and $3,000 to buy a lot and build a permanent library building. The Greek Revival style building was completed in 1850 at what is now 243 South York Road.

"On May 8, 1978, the building was placed on the State Registry of Historical Buildings. Later, on November 27, 1979, it was granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

"In December, 1991, ground was broken and construction began on a new additional room. This was made possible by grants and private donations. On April 26, 1992, there was a Dedication and Open House for this new addition. On September 10, 2000, a new Children's Wing was dedicated.

"The Library continues to operate under its original charter (the second oldest Library in Pennsylvania to do so) with a board of Directors elected by shareholders."

Bibliography:

Union Library of Hatboro. "Library History." Accessed January 13, 2012. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/library.htm.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of five volumes of newspaper clippings scrapbooks on Hatboro, compiled by Dr. J. B. Carrell, circa 1920-1960s. Most of the scrapbooks have been indexed.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of administrative and financial records of the Loller Academy. The financial records include receipts, as well as mortgage and interest records, dating from 1818 to 1837. The administrative records include correspondence regarding dissolution of the Academy, 1910-1911, and Board minutes, circa 1812-1870 and 1875-1911.

Scope and Contents

Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, is comprised of both primary and secondary source materials pertaining to Hatboro. Items of particular interest include cemetery records of Hatboro Baptist and Lehman churches, a minute book of Horsham Friends Meeting (1897), and a minute book of the Mite Society of Lehman Methodist Church (1861-1911). Part of the collection is located in the reference section of the public library space and part is located in the archives room.

In the reference section of the public library space are mostly secondary materials and materials dating from the second half of the 20th century. There are two scrapbooks containing original and reproduced photographs of Hatboro buildings, circa 1980; as well as one scrapbook on United States Bicentennial celebrations in Hatboro, 1976, which includes clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Also in the reference section are a binder and several folders of secondary reference materials on Hatboro history, especially the Battle of Crooked Billet. These include photocopies of newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and business directories from 1943 and 1995 to 1999.

The section of the local history collection located in the attic contains more primary materials, and more early 20th- and late 19th- century documents than are in the reference room.

Items include:

1770 typed item reproducing Longstreth deed

1873 copy of Public Spirit

Clippings 1908 and 1912

Trip from Phila. To Wash. Crossing - 1920

Hatboro F. S. & L. Community Guide - 1953

Booklet - Life of Wm. Penn by Buell

1978 Today Spirit with 200th Anniversary. of Battle of Crooked Billet

Brochures on 130th and 150th anniversary, of the Battle of Crooked Billet

Hatboro Bicentennial Booklet

Cemetery records, H. Baptist and Lehman churches

Paper witnessed by R. Loller and N. Boileau - 1799

Honor Club - 1906

Papers re: Crooked Billet monument

"Hatboro Tidbits" (opening of movie theater 1938; post office 1924; fire at h.s.)

1894 articles - re: Gov. Wm. Keith

Minute book - Horsham Friends Meeting - 1897

Minute book - Mite Society - Lehman Methodist Church - 1861-1911

Newspaper clippings attributed to William Buck, a local historian - 1873, 1881

75th Anniversary of Ivyland - 1948

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with local history and area social events, dating from 1900s-1920s and 1920s-1930s

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records pertaining to the history and administration of the Union Library of Hatboro. These include financial records, administrative records, and materials relating to the use of the library and its interactions with the community. Of special interest are loan books dating from 1790 to 1923, and the second minute book of the Union Library. A rough item-level inventory created by Union Library staff is provided below:

Special Items

Committee's report for printing cat. of books, 1873-74

Copies of Charter

Subscribers list 1807

List of contributors who discharged the debt of library-1832

1834 Fire Insurance policy

Morton's taxes 1834-50

Morton's agreement with library board - 1850

Bills paid in construction of present building (1846/49?)

Memoranda of money rec'd from C. Jarrett - 1849 (re: N. Holt estate)

Readers - 1891

Negatives & copies of Eliz. Ferguson's letter & donations

200th and 250th anniversary books

Copy of Catalogue of the Library Company of Phila. - 1741

Copy of Geo. Washington's bill at Crooked Billet Inn

1892 Hatboro Now! Booklet

Draft Club Note book 1865

Guest Registry 1910-1983 (signatures from 175th & 200th anniversaries)

Book with some shareholders' signatures: 1857, 1881, 1907, 1933, 1948, 1954, 1983, 1985, 1987

Typed list of Founders & signers of Instrument of Partnership

Catalogues of Books

Hand-written listing of books - 1847, 1850, 1855, 1868, 1870, 1907-14, 1914-23

Photostat of books - 1788

Printed "Catalogue of Books" - 1813, 1831, 1858, 1874, 1888

Hand- written Accession list - 1725; 1769; circa1811; 1874-1894, 1879, 1917- 83; 1925

Loan Books

Loan Books - 1790-1798; 1804-1815; circa 1846; 1885-1889; 1913-1923

Book Sellers

Hand-written & typed lists of books purchased in Phila. starting about 1818

Usual files, minutes, correspondence, etc. - also 200th anniversary memorabilia

Papers from Stradling estate

Box noting books that were displayed at 200th anniversary.

1955 anniversary scrapbook

1960's

Scrapbook and correspondence

Treasurer's reports 1960-69

Subscriber lists 1968

Notes on bazaar & 1968 cotillion

List cataloging books

1955-1969 minutes

 1970's

Usual files (treas. & lib. reports, minutes, correspondence, etc.)

Dues book

Map "Walking tour of Historical Hatboro"

Info on bazaars & sketches of booths

Scrapbook

"Know Your Hometown History"

Nomination form for Loller Academy & Union Lib.

(Nat'l Register of Historic Places Inventory)

Newspaper Clippings

 1980's

Box 1 - minutes(82-84 discussion of going public & bylaws revision); financials & library reports; access PA.; seal contest

Box 2 - info. on library going public; volunteers in the 80's; 1982 members register; picture album; list of shareholders; details on bazaars; scrapbooks 1980-89

Box 3 - State reports (public library state funding reports) from 1983-1998

 1990's

Box 1 -Building of Community Room; Minutes; Raymark report(EPA); picture album: scrapbook; letter re: retention basin; red loose-leaf with librarian's copies of minutes, financials, etc.

Box 2 - financial & librarian's reports; correspondence; letter from Michele Ridge; science. in summer, 97,99; Pen Connect Grant; Retrospect Conversion; 2 990's(1990, 1996);100th anniversary of Fire Company booklet

Box 3 - Construction of Children's Room

 2000's

250th Anniversary info.

scrapbook

library financial reports

construction of children's room

minutes

photograph album

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Sponsor

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

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.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

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Access Restrictions

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Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Carrell family, circa 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Lin Reading, circa 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected by the Union Library of Hatboro at various times.

Processing Information Note

In spring of 1956, the Union Library of Hatboro Board of Directors asked Latta Pinkerton (a member of the Board) to organize Dr Carrell's newspaper clippings into a scrapbook. This would become the 3rd volume of Carrell scrapbooks (10/56). The other volumes were completed and donated by Dr. Carrell or his family.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Bucks County Historical Society: John Beans Carrell Collection, circa 1850-1949, MSC 31.

Related Archival Materials Note

Millbrook Society: Millbrook Society vertical files.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Education
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Horsham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).
  • Lehman Church (Hatboro, Pa.).
  • Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
  • Battle of Crooked Billet
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Library administration
  • Library catalogs
  • Library records

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Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1920-1960s, 1.25 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1812-1911, 0.33 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1799-1999, 1.2 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1755-2009, 19.4 linear feet

03

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Carrell, John Beans, 1851-1950
Title:
Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1960s
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John Beans Carrell, M.D., was a resident of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The J.B. Carrell scrapbooks, circa 1920-1960s, are comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks compiled by Carrell relating to Hatboro.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Title:
Loller Academy records
Date:
circa 1812-1911
Call Number:
02
Extent:
0.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Loller Academy was a school located in the borough of Hatboro, Pennsylvania which was in operation until 1910. The Loller Academy records, 1812-1911, is comprised of administrative and financial records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1999
Call Number:
01
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, 4 binders, 3 loose folders, and loose pamphlets
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, contains primary and secondary materials relating to Hatboro history and events.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro records
Date [inclusive]:
1755-2009
Call Number:
04
Extent:
19.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
19 record cartons and 1 document box
Language:
English
Abstract:
In existence since 1755, the Union Library of Hatboro of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania still operates as a lending library under its original charter. The Union Library of Hatboro records, 1755-2009, contain administrative, financial, and event records of the library.
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Biography/History

Dr. John Beans Carrell was born in 1850 and died at 100 years. In 1946 he was honored by Sons of American Revolution with the Distinguished Service Medal. He was instrumental in having laws passed for the licensing of physicians and RN titles awarded to licensed nurses. A friend of the Union Library of Hatboro, his home was on York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Biography/History

"Robert Loller (1740-1808) was an educator, surveyor, and courageous patriot. He fought at Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown. He was elected to the Continental Congress and helped draft the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution. He left instructions in his will for another illustrious neighbor and good friend, Nathaniel Boileau, to build the Loller Academy at a cost of $11,000. The school was opened after Loller's death, closed shortly after the Civil War, and again became a state school 60 years later. The reopening of the school was aided by Robert Loller in a surprise twist: an 1850 state law required banks to advertise long-unclaimed funds, the Loller trustees moved quickly to claim the proceeds of a previously unknown $350 deposit by Loller just before an 1808 operation and his death in Philadelphia. In the 1950s, the building was condemned as unsafe and there was talk of tearing it down. Borough residents strongly objected and voted to restore the building, which today elegantly serves as a community center, a town hall, and borough offices."

Bibliography:

The Millbrook Society with the Regenhard Collection. Images of America: Hatboro. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. Page 15.

Biography/History

In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The town put great emphasis on education and built the Loller Academy in 1811. Originally a private school, it became the public school for the village in 1848. As of 2011, the building still stands and is currently used as Borough Administrative Offices and Montgomery County District Court.

Hatboro is also known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Crooked Billett took place there in 1778 while Philadelphia was occupied by the British. "The militia, commanded by General John Lacey and assigned to cut off British supplies, was encamped here. Surprised by British troops, they were defeated and driven off with heavy losses."

Bibliography:

Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. "Hatboro History." Accessed October 24, 2011. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/hathist.htm.

Biography/History

"In August of 1755, Joshua Potts, Charles Beatty, John Lukens, and Joseph Hart met with other interested citizens at the Crooked Billet Tavern. Thirty-eight men signed an "Instrument of Partnership", thus bringing into existence the "Union Library of Hatborough." Each member paid an annual donation of ten shillings for the purchase of books, and by August, 1756, the first shipment of books arrived from England. Some of these original books are still in the library's possession.

"In 1848, Nathan Holt, a member of the library Company, bequeathed $5,000 to the library; $2,000 to be invested and the interest to be used to buy books; and $3,000 to buy a lot and build a permanent library building. The Greek Revival style building was completed in 1850 at what is now 243 South York Road.

"On May 8, 1978, the building was placed on the State Registry of Historical Buildings. Later, on November 27, 1979, it was granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

"In December, 1991, ground was broken and construction began on a new additional room. This was made possible by grants and private donations. On April 26, 1992, there was a Dedication and Open House for this new addition. On September 10, 2000, a new Children's Wing was dedicated.

"The Library continues to operate under its original charter (the second oldest Library in Pennsylvania to do so) with a board of Directors elected by shareholders."

Bibliography:

Union Library of Hatboro. "Library History." Accessed January 13, 2012. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/library.htm.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of five volumes of newspaper clippings scrapbooks on Hatboro, compiled by Dr. J. B. Carrell, circa 1920-1960s. Most of the scrapbooks have been indexed.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of administrative and financial records of the Loller Academy. The financial records include receipts, as well as mortgage and interest records, dating from 1818 to 1837. The administrative records include correspondence regarding dissolution of the Academy, 1910-1911, and Board minutes, circa 1812-1870 and 1875-1911.

Scope and Contents

Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, is comprised of both primary and secondary source materials pertaining to Hatboro. Items of particular interest include cemetery records of Hatboro Baptist and Lehman churches, a minute book of Horsham Friends Meeting (1897), and a minute book of the Mite Society of Lehman Methodist Church (1861-1911). Part of the collection is located in the reference section of the public library space and part is located in the archives room.

In the reference section of the public library space are mostly secondary materials and materials dating from the second half of the 20th century. There are two scrapbooks containing original and reproduced photographs of Hatboro buildings, circa 1980; as well as one scrapbook on United States Bicentennial celebrations in Hatboro, 1976, which includes clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Also in the reference section are a binder and several folders of secondary reference materials on Hatboro history, especially the Battle of Crooked Billet. These include photocopies of newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and business directories from 1943 and 1995 to 1999.

The section of the local history collection located in the attic contains more primary materials, and more early 20th- and late 19th- century documents than are in the reference room.

Items include:

1770 typed item reproducing Longstreth deed

1873 copy of Public Spirit

Clippings 1908 and 1912

Trip from Phila. To Wash. Crossing - 1920

Hatboro F. S. & L. Community Guide - 1953

Booklet - Life of Wm. Penn by Buell

1978 Today Spirit with 200th Anniversary. of Battle of Crooked Billet

Brochures on 130th and 150th anniversary, of the Battle of Crooked Billet

Hatboro Bicentennial Booklet

Cemetery records, H. Baptist and Lehman churches

Paper witnessed by R. Loller and N. Boileau - 1799

Honor Club - 1906

Papers re: Crooked Billet monument

"Hatboro Tidbits" (opening of movie theater 1938; post office 1924; fire at h.s.)

1894 articles - re: Gov. Wm. Keith

Minute book - Horsham Friends Meeting - 1897

Minute book - Mite Society - Lehman Methodist Church - 1861-1911

Newspaper clippings attributed to William Buck, a local historian - 1873, 1881

75th Anniversary of Ivyland - 1948

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with local history and area social events, dating from 1900s-1920s and 1920s-1930s

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records pertaining to the history and administration of the Union Library of Hatboro. These include financial records, administrative records, and materials relating to the use of the library and its interactions with the community. Of special interest are loan books dating from 1790 to 1923, and the second minute book of the Union Library. A rough item-level inventory created by Union Library staff is provided below:

Special Items

Committee's report for printing cat. of books, 1873-74

Copies of Charter

Subscribers list 1807

List of contributors who discharged the debt of library-1832

1834 Fire Insurance policy

Morton's taxes 1834-50

Morton's agreement with library board - 1850

Bills paid in construction of present building (1846/49?)

Memoranda of money rec'd from C. Jarrett - 1849 (re: N. Holt estate)

Readers - 1891

Negatives & copies of Eliz. Ferguson's letter & donations

200th and 250th anniversary books

Copy of Catalogue of the Library Company of Phila. - 1741

Copy of Geo. Washington's bill at Crooked Billet Inn

1892 Hatboro Now! Booklet

Draft Club Note book 1865

Guest Registry 1910-1983 (signatures from 175th & 200th anniversaries)

Book with some shareholders' signatures: 1857, 1881, 1907, 1933, 1948, 1954, 1983, 1985, 1987

Typed list of Founders & signers of Instrument of Partnership

Catalogues of Books

Hand-written listing of books - 1847, 1850, 1855, 1868, 1870, 1907-14, 1914-23

Photostat of books - 1788

Printed "Catalogue of Books" - 1813, 1831, 1858, 1874, 1888

Hand- written Accession list - 1725; 1769; circa1811; 1874-1894, 1879, 1917- 83; 1925

Loan Books

Loan Books - 1790-1798; 1804-1815; circa 1846; 1885-1889; 1913-1923

Book Sellers

Hand-written & typed lists of books purchased in Phila. starting about 1818

Usual files, minutes, correspondence, etc. - also 200th anniversary memorabilia

Papers from Stradling estate

Box noting books that were displayed at 200th anniversary.

1955 anniversary scrapbook

1960's

Scrapbook and correspondence

Treasurer's reports 1960-69

Subscriber lists 1968

Notes on bazaar & 1968 cotillion

List cataloging books

1955-1969 minutes

 1970's

Usual files (treas. & lib. reports, minutes, correspondence, etc.)

Dues book

Map "Walking tour of Historical Hatboro"

Info on bazaars & sketches of booths

Scrapbook

"Know Your Hometown History"

Nomination form for Loller Academy & Union Lib.

(Nat'l Register of Historic Places Inventory)

Newspaper Clippings

 1980's

Box 1 - minutes(82-84 discussion of going public & bylaws revision); financials & library reports; access PA.; seal contest

Box 2 - info. on library going public; volunteers in the 80's; 1982 members register; picture album; list of shareholders; details on bazaars; scrapbooks 1980-89

Box 3 - State reports (public library state funding reports) from 1983-1998

 1990's

Box 1 -Building of Community Room; Minutes; Raymark report(EPA); picture album: scrapbook; letter re: retention basin; red loose-leaf with librarian's copies of minutes, financials, etc.

Box 2 - financial & librarian's reports; correspondence; letter from Michele Ridge; science. in summer, 97,99; Pen Connect Grant; Retrospect Conversion; 2 990's(1990, 1996);100th anniversary of Fire Company booklet

Box 3 - Construction of Children's Room

 2000's

250th Anniversary info.

scrapbook

library financial reports

construction of children's room

minutes

photograph album

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

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Union Library of Hatboro

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Union Library of Hatboro

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Sponsor

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

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.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Carrell family, circa 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Lin Reading, circa 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected by the Union Library of Hatboro at various times.

Processing Information Note

In spring of 1956, the Union Library of Hatboro Board of Directors asked Latta Pinkerton (a member of the Board) to organize Dr Carrell's newspaper clippings into a scrapbook. This would become the 3rd volume of Carrell scrapbooks (10/56). The other volumes were completed and donated by Dr. Carrell or his family.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Bucks County Historical Society: John Beans Carrell Collection, circa 1850-1949, MSC 31.

Related Archival Materials Note

Millbrook Society: Millbrook Society vertical files.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Education
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Horsham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).
  • Lehman Church (Hatboro, Pa.).
  • Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
  • Battle of Crooked Billet
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Library administration
  • Library catalogs
  • Library records

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Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1920-1960s, 1.25 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

circa 1812-1911, 0.33 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1799-1999, 1.2 linear feet

03

Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks

1755-2009, 19.4 linear feet

03

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Carrell, John Beans, 1851-1950
Title:
Dr. J. B. Carrell scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1960s
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John Beans Carrell, M.D., was a resident of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The J.B. Carrell scrapbooks, circa 1920-1960s, are comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks compiled by Carrell relating to Hatboro.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Title:
Loller Academy records
Date:
circa 1812-1911
Call Number:
02
Extent:
0.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Loller Academy was a school located in the borough of Hatboro, Pennsylvania which was in operation until 1910. The Loller Academy records, 1812-1911, is comprised of administrative and financial records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1799-1999
Call Number:
01
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, 4 binders, 3 loose folders, and loose pamphlets
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, contains primary and secondary materials relating to Hatboro history and events.
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
Union Library of Hatboro
Creator:
Union Library of Hatboro.
Title:
Union Library of Hatboro records
Date [inclusive]:
1755-2009
Call Number:
04
Extent:
19.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
19 record cartons and 1 document box
Language:
English
Abstract:
In existence since 1755, the Union Library of Hatboro of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania still operates as a lending library under its original charter. The Union Library of Hatboro records, 1755-2009, contain administrative, financial, and event records of the library.
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

Dr. John Beans Carrell was born in 1850 and died at 100 years. In 1946 he was honored by Sons of American Revolution with the Distinguished Service Medal. He was instrumental in having laws passed for the licensing of physicians and RN titles awarded to licensed nurses. A friend of the Union Library of Hatboro, his home was on York Road in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Biography/History

"Robert Loller (1740-1808) was an educator, surveyor, and courageous patriot. He fought at Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown. He was elected to the Continental Congress and helped draft the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution. He left instructions in his will for another illustrious neighbor and good friend, Nathaniel Boileau, to build the Loller Academy at a cost of $11,000. The school was opened after Loller's death, closed shortly after the Civil War, and again became a state school 60 years later. The reopening of the school was aided by Robert Loller in a surprise twist: an 1850 state law required banks to advertise long-unclaimed funds, the Loller trustees moved quickly to claim the proceeds of a previously unknown $350 deposit by Loller just before an 1808 operation and his death in Philadelphia. In the 1950s, the building was condemned as unsafe and there was talk of tearing it down. Borough residents strongly objected and voted to restore the building, which today elegantly serves as a community center, a town hall, and borough offices."

Bibliography:

The Millbrook Society with the Regenhard Collection. Images of America: Hatboro. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. Page 15.

Biography/History

In 1715, the Crooked Billet Inn was built by John Dawson in what is now known as Hatboro Township. It was a farming village that boasted one of the first rural libraries in Pennsylvania, the Union Library Company. The town put great emphasis on education and built the Loller Academy in 1811. Originally a private school, it became the public school for the village in 1848. As of 2011, the building still stands and is currently used as Borough Administrative Offices and Montgomery County District Court.

Hatboro is also known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Battle of Crooked Billett took place there in 1778 while Philadelphia was occupied by the British. "The militia, commanded by General John Lacey and assigned to cut off British supplies, was encamped here. Surprised by British troops, they were defeated and driven off with heavy losses."

Bibliography:

Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. "Hatboro History." Accessed October 24, 2011. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/hathist.htm.

Biography/History

"In August of 1755, Joshua Potts, Charles Beatty, John Lukens, and Joseph Hart met with other interested citizens at the Crooked Billet Tavern. Thirty-eight men signed an "Instrument of Partnership", thus bringing into existence the "Union Library of Hatborough." Each member paid an annual donation of ten shillings for the purchase of books, and by August, 1756, the first shipment of books arrived from England. Some of these original books are still in the library's possession.

"In 1848, Nathan Holt, a member of the library Company, bequeathed $5,000 to the library; $2,000 to be invested and the interest to be used to buy books; and $3,000 to buy a lot and build a permanent library building. The Greek Revival style building was completed in 1850 at what is now 243 South York Road.

"On May 8, 1978, the building was placed on the State Registry of Historical Buildings. Later, on November 27, 1979, it was granted a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

"In December, 1991, ground was broken and construction began on a new additional room. This was made possible by grants and private donations. On April 26, 1992, there was a Dedication and Open House for this new addition. On September 10, 2000, a new Children's Wing was dedicated.

"The Library continues to operate under its original charter (the second oldest Library in Pennsylvania to do so) with a board of Directors elected by shareholders."

Bibliography:

Union Library of Hatboro. "Library History." Accessed January 13, 2012. http://www.hatboro-pa.com/library.htm.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of five volumes of newspaper clippings scrapbooks on Hatboro, compiled by Dr. J. B. Carrell, circa 1920-1960s. Most of the scrapbooks have been indexed.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of administrative and financial records of the Loller Academy. The financial records include receipts, as well as mortgage and interest records, dating from 1818 to 1837. The administrative records include correspondence regarding dissolution of the Academy, 1910-1911, and Board minutes, circa 1812-1870 and 1875-1911.

Scope and Contents

Union Library of Hatboro local history collection, 1799-1999, is comprised of both primary and secondary source materials pertaining to Hatboro. Items of particular interest include cemetery records of Hatboro Baptist and Lehman churches, a minute book of Horsham Friends Meeting (1897), and a minute book of the Mite Society of Lehman Methodist Church (1861-1911). Part of the collection is located in the reference section of the public library space and part is located in the archives room.

In the reference section of the public library space are mostly secondary materials and materials dating from the second half of the 20th century. There are two scrapbooks containing original and reproduced photographs of Hatboro buildings, circa 1980; as well as one scrapbook on United States Bicentennial celebrations in Hatboro, 1976, which includes clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Also in the reference section are a binder and several folders of secondary reference materials on Hatboro history, especially the Battle of Crooked Billet. These include photocopies of newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, and business directories from 1943 and 1995 to 1999.

The section of the local history collection located in the attic contains more primary materials, and more early 20th- and late 19th- century documents than are in the reference room.

Items include:

1770 typed item reproducing Longstreth deed

1873 copy of Public Spirit

Clippings 1908 and 1912

Trip from Phila. To Wash. Crossing - 1920

Hatboro F. S. & L. Community Guide - 1953

Booklet - Life of Wm. Penn by Buell

1978 Today Spirit with 200th Anniversary. of Battle of Crooked Billet

Brochures on 130th and 150th anniversary, of the Battle of Crooked Billet

Hatboro Bicentennial Booklet

Cemetery records, H. Baptist and Lehman churches

Paper witnessed by R. Loller and N. Boileau - 1799

Honor Club - 1906

Papers re: Crooked Billet monument

"Hatboro Tidbits" (opening of movie theater 1938; post office 1924; fire at h.s.)

1894 articles - re: Gov. Wm. Keith

Minute book - Horsham Friends Meeting - 1897

Minute book - Mite Society - Lehman Methodist Church - 1861-1911

Newspaper clippings attributed to William Buck, a local historian - 1873, 1881

75th Anniversary of Ivyland - 1948

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with local history and area social events, dating from 1900s-1920s and 1920s-1930s

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records pertaining to the history and administration of the Union Library of Hatboro. These include financial records, administrative records, and materials relating to the use of the library and its interactions with the community. Of special interest are loan books dating from 1790 to 1923, and the second minute book of the Union Library. A rough item-level inventory created by Union Library staff is provided below:

Special Items

Committee's report for printing cat. of books, 1873-74

Copies of Charter

Subscribers list 1807

List of contributors who discharged the debt of library-1832

1834 Fire Insurance policy

Morton's taxes 1834-50

Morton's agreement with library board - 1850

Bills paid in construction of present building (1846/49?)

Memoranda of money rec'd from C. Jarrett - 1849 (re: N. Holt estate)

Readers - 1891

Negatives & copies of Eliz. Ferguson's letter & donations

200th and 250th anniversary books

Copy of Catalogue of the Library Company of Phila. - 1741

Copy of Geo. Washington's bill at Crooked Billet Inn

1892 Hatboro Now! Booklet

Draft Club Note book 1865

Guest Registry 1910-1983 (signatures from 175th & 200th anniversaries)

Book with some shareholders' signatures: 1857, 1881, 1907, 1933, 1948, 1954, 1983, 1985, 1987

Typed list of Founders & signers of Instrument of Partnership

Catalogues of Books

Hand-written listing of books - 1847, 1850, 1855, 1868, 1870, 1907-14, 1914-23

Photostat of books - 1788

Printed "Catalogue of Books" - 1813, 1831, 1858, 1874, 1888

Hand- written Accession list - 1725; 1769; circa1811; 1874-1894, 1879, 1917- 83; 1925

Loan Books

Loan Books - 1790-1798; 1804-1815; circa 1846; 1885-1889; 1913-1923

Book Sellers

Hand-written & typed lists of books purchased in Phila. starting about 1818

Usual files, minutes, correspondence, etc. - also 200th anniversary memorabilia

Papers from Stradling estate

Box noting books that were displayed at 200th anniversary.

1955 anniversary scrapbook

1960's

Scrapbook and correspondence

Treasurer's reports 1960-69

Subscriber lists 1968

Notes on bazaar & 1968 cotillion

List cataloging books

1955-1969 minutes

 1970's

Usual files (treas. & lib. reports, minutes, correspondence, etc.)

Dues book

Map "Walking tour of Historical Hatboro"

Info on bazaars & sketches of booths

Scrapbook

"Know Your Hometown History"

Nomination form for Loller Academy & Union Lib.

(Nat'l Register of Historic Places Inventory)

Newspaper Clippings

 1980's

Box 1 - minutes(82-84 discussion of going public & bylaws revision); financials & library reports; access PA.; seal contest

Box 2 - info. on library going public; volunteers in the 80's; 1982 members register; picture album; list of shareholders; details on bazaars; scrapbooks 1980-89

Box 3 - State reports (public library state funding reports) from 1983-1998

 1990's

Box 1 -Building of Community Room; Minutes; Raymark report(EPA); picture album: scrapbook; letter re: retention basin; red loose-leaf with librarian's copies of minutes, financials, etc.

Box 2 - financial & librarian's reports; correspondence; letter from Michele Ridge; science. in summer, 97,99; Pen Connect Grant; Retrospect Conversion; 2 990's(1990, 1996);100th anniversary of Fire Company booklet

Box 3 - Construction of Children's Room

 2000's

250th Anniversary info.

scrapbook

library financial reports

construction of children's room

minutes

photograph album

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Publication Information

Union Library of Hatboro

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Sponsor

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

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.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Union Library of Hatboro for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Carrell family, circa 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Lin Reading, circa 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected by the Union Library of Hatboro at various times.

Processing Information Note

In spring of 1956, the Union Library of Hatboro Board of Directors asked Latta Pinkerton (a member of the Board) to organize Dr Carrell's newspaper clippings into a scrapbook. This would become the 3rd volume of Carrell scrapbooks (10/56). The other volumes were completed and donated by Dr. Carrell or his family.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Bucks County Historical Society: John Beans Carrell Collection, circa 1850-1949, MSC 31.

Related Archival Materials Note

Millbrook Society: Millbrook Society vertical files.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Education
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Horsham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955).
  • Lehman Church (Hatboro, Pa.).
  • Loller Academy (Hatboro, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
  • Battle of Crooked Billet
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Hatboro (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Library administration
  • Library catalogs
  • Library records

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