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Craven Hall Historical Society [Contact Us]
1900-2013
(Bulk: 1978-2013)
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Craven Hall Historical Society
Extent: 14.5 linear feet
The Craven Hall Historical Society, previously the Citizens for the Preservation of Craven Hall, was organized in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1978. Today the organization owns and operates both Craven Hall, a Federal/Greek Revival home built in stages between 1790 and 1845 that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the John Fitch Steamboat Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the world's first commercial steamboat. The Craven Hall Historical Society records, 1900-2013 (bulk 1978-2013), contain materials relating to the restoration of Craven Hall and the construction of the John Fitch Museum as well as general Historical Society records. In addition to records created by the Historical Society, this collection includes research materials compiled by the Historical Society on Craven Hall and John Fitch. (View full finding aid.)
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Craven Hall Historical Society records
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Craven Hall Historical Society
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CRJF.01
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14.5 linear feet
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1900-2013
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1978-2013
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The Craven Hall Historical Society, previously the Citizens for the Preservation of Craven Hall, was organized in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1978. Today the organization owns and operates both Craven Hall, a Federal/Greek Revival home built in stages between 1790 and 1845 that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the John Fitch Steamboat Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the world's first commercial steamboat. The Craven Hall Historical Society records, 1900-2013 (bulk 1978-2013), contain materials relating to the restoration of Craven Hall and the construction of the John Fitch Museum as well as general Historical Society records. In addition to records created by the Historical Society, this collection includes research materials compiled by the Historical Society on Craven Hall and John Fitch.
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Craven Hall Historical Society [Contact Us]
1774-1973
Creator:
Craven Hall Historical Society
Extent: 3 linear feet
Warminster Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was established 1711. It was home to religious leader William Tennent, steamboat inventor John Fitch, and the world's largest human centrifuge. The Craven Hall Historical Society local history collection, 1774-1973, contains ciphering books, account books, photographs, tax ledgers, deeds, scrapbooks, and other documents from local people, families, and organizations. (View full finding aid.)
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Craven Hall Historical Society local history collection
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Craven Hall Historical Society
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CRJF.03
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3 linear feet
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1774-1973
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Warminster Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was established 1711. It was home to religious leader William Tennent, steamboat inventor John Fitch, and the world's largest human centrifuge. The Craven Hall Historical Society local history collection, 1774-1973, contains ciphering books, account books, photographs, tax ledgers, deeds, scrapbooks, and other documents from local people, families, and organizations.
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Craven Hall Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 2000-2004
Creator:
Sutcliffe, Andrea J.
Extent: 2 linear feet
Andrea Sutcliffe is the author of Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention, a book published in 2004. Steam is about John Fitch, inventor of the first American engine capable of propelling a boat and proprietor of the world's first commercial steamboat service. The Andrea Sutcliffe book research files for "Steam," circa 2000-2004, consist mostly of copies of secondary articles about Fitch with some correspondence, copies of primary source documents, and research notes. (View full finding aid.)
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Andrea Sutcliffe book research files for "Steam"
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Sutcliffe, Andrea J.
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CRJF.02
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2 linear feet
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circa 2000-2004
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Andrea Sutcliffe is the author of Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention, a book published in 2004. Steam is about John Fitch, inventor of the first American engine capable of propelling a boat and proprietor of the world's first commercial steamboat service. The Andrea Sutcliffe book research files for "Steam," circa 2000-2004, consist mostly of copies of secondary articles about Fitch with some correspondence, copies of primary source documents, and research notes.
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