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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1949-1990
Creator:
Main Line Board of Realtors.
Extent: 16 linear feet
The Main Line Board of Realtors listings, 1949-1990, consists of real estate listing cards organized alphabetically by street name. The listing cards in this collection were maintained by James T. Shilcock (1919-2011), owner of Shilcock Realty Company. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.01: Main Line Board of Realtors listings
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Main Line Board of Realtors.
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16 linear feet
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1949-1990
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The Main Line Board of Realtors listings, 1949-1990, consists of real estate listing cards organized alphabetically by street name. The listing cards in this collection were maintained by James T. Shilcock (1919-2011), owner of Shilcock Realty Company. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1916-2008
(Bulk: 1970-2008)
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 4.2 linear feet
The Lower Merion Historical Society real estate collection, 1916-2008, is an assembled collection that contains advertisements, tax records, deeds, newspaper clippings, maps, and blueprints. The core of the collection was donated by James T. Shilcock (1919-2011), owner of Shilcock Realty Company, and the Lower Merion Historical Society has since added to it. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.03: Lower Merion Historical Society real estate collection
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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4.2 linear feet
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1916-2008
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1970-2008
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The Lower Merion Historical Society real estate collection, 1916-2008, is an assembled collection that contains advertisements, tax records, deeds, newspaper clippings, maps, and blueprints. The core of the collection was donated by James T. Shilcock (1919-2011), owner of Shilcock Realty Company, and the Lower Merion Historical Society has since added to it. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1874-2011
Creator:
Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 57 linear feet
The Lower Merion Historical Society clippings (vertical) files, 1874-2011, contain newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other secondary materials. The subjects range from local topics, such as geographical areas in and around Lower Merion, churches, schools, and notable residents; to topics of wider significance, such as John Dickinson, the Civil War, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.04: Lower Merion Historical Society clippings (vertical) files
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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57 linear feet
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1874-2011
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The Lower Merion Historical Society clippings (vertical) files, 1874-2011, contain newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other secondary materials. The subjects range from local topics, such as geographical areas in and around Lower Merion, churches, schools, and notable residents; to topics of wider significance, such as John Dickinson, the Civil War, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1941-1945
Creator:
Byerley, Russell
Extent: 7.4 linear feet
The Russell Byerley Memorial World War II Letters Collection, 1941-1945, consists of original letters and photographs of service men and women whose homes were in Lower Merion Township or the Borough of Narberth. These letters and photographs were sent during the war to Mr. Russell Byerley, a woodshop teacher at Lower Merion Senior High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.05: Russell Byerley Memorial World War II letters collection
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Byerley, Russell
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7.4 linear feet
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1941-1945
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The Russell Byerley Memorial World War II Letters Collection, 1941-1945, consists of original letters and photographs of service men and women whose homes were in Lower Merion Township or the Borough of Narberth. These letters and photographs were sent during the war to Mr. Russell Byerley, a woodshop teacher at Lower Merion Senior High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1950-2000
Creator:
Harris, Bill (William F.), 1921-2010
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Bill Harris photographs for "The Main Line Times," circa 1950-2000, consist of thousands of photographs taken by Bill Harris in his capacity as staff photographer for the Main Line Times. Most are negatives, but there are some photographic prints. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.07: Bill Harris photographs for "The Main Line Times"
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Harris, Bill (William F.), 1921-2010
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10.5 linear feet
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circa 1950-2000
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Bill Harris photographs for "The Main Line Times," circa 1950-2000, consist of thousands of photographs taken by Bill Harris in his capacity as staff photographer for the Main Line Times. Most are negatives, but there are some photographic prints.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1677-1998
Creator:
Roberts family
Extent: 6 linear feet
John Roberts was among the first settlers of Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1683. His descendants included civic leaders, a physician, a president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a state senator; the businesses his family started included a model dairy farm and the Pencoyd Iron Works. The Roberts Family Collection, 1677-1998, includes indentures and deeds, maps, tax receipts, wills, correspondence, photograph albums and a daguerreotype, genealogical research, and diaries. The highlight of this collection is a series of private letter books of George Brooke Roberts (president of the Pennsylvania Railroad), 1833-1897. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.08: Roberts Family Collection
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Roberts family
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6 linear feet
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1677-1998
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John Roberts was among the first settlers of Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1683. His descendants included civic leaders, a physician, a president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a state senator; the businesses his family started included a model dairy farm and the Pencoyd Iron Works. The Roberts Family Collection, 1677-1998, includes indentures and deeds, maps, tax receipts, wills, correspondence, photograph albums and a daguerreotype, genealogical research, and diaries. The highlight of this collection is a series of private letter books of George Brooke Roberts (president of the Pennsylvania Railroad), 1833-1897.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1900-2000
Creator:
Francis, Gerald A.
Extent: 0.7 linear feet
The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. The Gerald A. Francis postcard collection, circa 1900-2000, consists of postcards, mostly photograph postcards, of Lower Merion and surrounding areas. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.09: Gerald A. Francis postcard collection
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Francis, Gerald A.
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0.7 linear feet
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circa 1900-2000
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The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. The Gerald A. Francis postcard collection, circa 1900-2000, consists of postcards, mostly photograph postcards, of Lower Merion and surrounding areas.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1890-1996
(Bulk: 1950-1996)
Creator:
Swartz, W. Roberts
Extent: 4 linear feet
W. Robert Swartz was a local historian and a photographer who owned a photography shop on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore for most of the second half of the twentieth century. The W. Robert Swartz Photography Collection, 1890-1996, largely consists of photograph negatives taken by Swartz, but it also includes some images dating from the turn of the twentieth century collected by Howard G. Kurtz and H. Parker Rolfe. The photographs are centered in Lower Merion Township and surrounding regions, and depict local landmarks, sports teams, events, accidents and natural disasters, covered bridges, and the Swartz family. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.10: W. Robert Swartz Photography Collection
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Swartz, W. Roberts
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4 linear feet
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1890-1996
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1950-1996
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W. Robert Swartz was a local historian and a photographer who owned a photography shop on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore for most of the second half of the twentieth century. The W. Robert Swartz Photography Collection, 1890-1996, largely consists of photograph negatives taken by Swartz, but it also includes some images dating from the turn of the twentieth century collected by Howard G. Kurtz and H. Parker Rolfe. The photographs are centered in Lower Merion Township and surrounding regions, and depict local landmarks, sports teams, events, accidents and natural disasters, covered bridges, and the Swartz family.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1900-2003
Creator:
Morrison, William Alan
Extent: 2 linear feet
The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. The Main Line Country Houses Collection, circa 1900-2003, consists of over 800 photographs and fact sheets on over 150 properties. The materials were collected by William Alan Morrison for his 2002 book The Main Line: Country Houses of Philadelphia's Storied Suburb, 1870-1930. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.12: The Main Line Country Houses Collection
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Morrison, William Alan
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LMHS.12
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2 linear feet
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circa 1900-2003
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The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. The Main Line Country Houses Collection, circa 1900-2003, consists of over 800 photographs and fact sheets on over 150 properties. The materials were collected by William Alan Morrison for his 2002 book The Main Line: Country Houses of Philadelphia's Storied Suburb, 1870-1930.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1941-1998
Creator:
Boy Scouts of America. Troop 16 (Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.).
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
By some accounts, the Boy Scout troop in Bala, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is the oldest in the country. Formed in 1908, it was officially inducted into the Boy Scouts of America in 1911 as Troop 16. Troop Bala One photographs, 1941-1998, depict the troop at various events, primarily the 50th anniversary celebration in 1961. The collection also includes photocopies of Boy Scout ephemera. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.13: Boy Scout Troop Bala One photographs
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Boy Scouts of America. Troop 16 (Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.).
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0.4 linear feet
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1941-1998
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By some accounts, the Boy Scout troop in Bala, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is the oldest in the country. Formed in 1908, it was officially inducted into the Boy Scouts of America in 1911 as Troop 16. Troop Bala One photographs, 1941-1998, depict the troop at various events, primarily the 50th anniversary celebration in 1961. The collection also includes photocopies of Boy Scout ephemera.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1890-2000
Creator:
Jones, Dick, 1928-2006
Extent: 1.8 linear feet
The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. "The First 300" photograph collection, 1890-2000, is composed of photographs (mostly reproductions with some originals) that were used in the Lower Merion Historical Society's published book The First 300: The Amazing and Rich History of Lower Merion. There are also some photocopies of secondary source materials that were used in researching the book. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.14: "The First 300" photograph collection
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Jones, Dick, 1928-2006
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1.8 linear feet
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1890-2000
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The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. "The First 300" photograph collection, 1890-2000, is composed of photographs (mostly reproductions with some originals) that were used in the Lower Merion Historical Society's published book The First 300: The Amazing and Rich History of Lower Merion. There are also some photocopies of secondary source materials that were used in researching the book.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1807-1973
Creator:
Fenton, Clifford Levering, 1893-1976
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, John Levering (1789-1878) was a graduate of the University Academy and a noted mathematician and surveyor. The Levering family papers, 1807-1973, consist of a family bible, a burial plot deed, two obituaries, two photographs, and genealogical notes. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.15: Levering family papers
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Fenton, Clifford Levering, 1893-1976
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0.4 linear feet
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1807-1973
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Born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, John Levering (1789-1878) was a graduate of the University Academy and a noted mathematician and surveyor. The Levering family papers, 1807-1973, consist of a family bible, a burial plot deed, two obituaries, two photographs, and genealogical notes.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1814-2010
Creator:
Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 3 linear feet
The Lower Merion Academy in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was created at the bequest of Quaker Jacob Jones in 1812. The Academy was one of the first public schools in the United States and was one of the first in Lower Merion township to provide a free education. The Lower Merion Historical Society collection on the Lower Merion Academy, 1814-2010, includes administrative records for the building and of the Academy, and a small amount of financial records. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.16: Lower Merion Historical Society collection on the Lower Merion Academy
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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3 linear feet
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1814-2010
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The Lower Merion Academy in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was created at the bequest of Quaker Jacob Jones in 1812. The Academy was one of the first public schools in the United States and was one of the first in Lower Merion township to provide a free education. The Lower Merion Historical Society collection on the Lower Merion Academy, 1814-2010, includes administrative records for the building and of the Academy, and a small amount of financial records.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1937-1964
Creator:
MacFarlan, Douglas, 1887-1966
Extent: 0.6 linear feet
Dr. Douglas Macfarlan (1887-1966) was a resident of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and a physician. He was also an avid local historian who served as president of the Lower Merion Historical Society, and contributed articles and drawings to Main Line Times in addition to publishing several historical monographs. The Notes and Drawings by Dr. Douglas Macfarlan, 1937-1964, consist of research notes, newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and original and copied photographs for various historical monographs by Macfarlan. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.17: Notes and Drawings by Dr. Douglas Macfarlan
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MacFarlan, Douglas, 1887-1966
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0.6 linear feet
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1937-1964
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Dr. Douglas Macfarlan (1887-1966) was a resident of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and a physician. He was also an avid local historian who served as president of the Lower Merion Historical Society, and contributed articles and drawings to Main Line Times in addition to publishing several historical monographs. The Notes and Drawings by Dr. Douglas Macfarlan, 1937-1964, consist of research notes, newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and original and copied photographs for various historical monographs by Macfarlan.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1802-1953
Extent: 3 linear feet
The Lower Merion Historical Society ledger collection, 1802-1953, is a collection of miscellaneous ledgers, journals, and other manuscript volumes collected by the Lower Merion Historical Society. It includes records from local organizations, businesses, and schools, as well as family papers and diaries. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.18: Lower Merion Historical Society ledger collection
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3 linear feet
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1802-1953
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The Lower Merion Historical Society ledger collection, 1802-1953, is a collection of miscellaneous ledgers, journals, and other manuscript volumes collected by the Lower Merion Historical Society. It includes records from local organizations, businesses, and schools, as well as family papers and diaries. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1880-1952
Creator:
Lower Merion Realty Company.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
At the turn of the 20th century, the Roberts family of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania decided to consolidate its remaining farm land and form the Lower Merion Realty Company. The company successfully developed land along a new train line, conveniently constructed under the direction of Pennsylvania Railroad president George Brooke Roberts. The collection "Lower Merion Realty Company minute book, photographs, and brochures, circa 1880-1952," contains the minute book of meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1906-1952, and one binder of photographs with two brochures. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.19: Lower Merion Realty Company minute book, photographs, and brochures
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Lower Merion Realty Company.
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0.5 linear feet
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circa 1880-1952
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At the turn of the 20th century, the Roberts family of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania decided to consolidate its remaining farm land and form the Lower Merion Realty Company. The company successfully developed land along a new train line, conveniently constructed under the direction of Pennsylvania Railroad president George Brooke Roberts. The collection "Lower Merion Realty Company minute book, photographs, and brochures, circa 1880-1952," contains the minute book of meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1906-1952, and one binder of photographs with two brochures.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1870-2011
(Bulk: 1950-2011)
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 21 linear feet
The Lower Merion Historical Society photograph collection, 1870-2011, contains photographs, slides, and negatives taken or collected by the Lower Merion Historical Society. The subjects include local schools, businesses, residences, churches, neighborhoods, parks, historic sites, railroads, and fire companies. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.21: Lower Merion Historical Society photograph collection
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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21 linear feet
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1870-2011
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1950-2011
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The Lower Merion Historical Society photograph collection, 1870-2011, contains photographs, slides, and negatives taken or collected by the Lower Merion Historical Society. The subjects include local schools, businesses, residences, churches, neighborhoods, parks, historic sites, railroads, and fire companies. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1753-1998
Creator:
Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 9 linear feet
The Lower Merion Historical Society map and atlas collection, 1753-1998, includes about 20 atlases and numerous framed and unframed loose maps. The collection focuses on Lower Merion, the Main Line, and the City of Philadelphia. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.23: Lower Merion Historical Society map and atlas collection
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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9 linear feet
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1753-1998
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The Lower Merion Historical Society map and atlas collection, 1753-1998, includes about 20 atlases and numerous framed and unframed loose maps. The collection focuses on Lower Merion, the Main Line, and the City of Philadelphia. The township of Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was first settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682. It is part of the "Main Line," a collection of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located alongside the Pennsylvania Railroad line that was built between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the mid-19th century.
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Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]
1927-2011
Creator:
Lower Merion Historical Society.
Extent: 86.5 linear feet
The Lower Merion School District was the first in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to apply for establishing free "common" public schools under legislation passed in Harrisburg in 1834. The Lower Merion School District was established in 1836. As of 2011, it still serves the needs of the students of Lower Merion Township as well as the Borough of Narberth, and includes nine schools. The Lower Merion Historical Society school ephemera collection, 1927-2011, is made up of various items produced by schools, students, and teachers. It includes a large number of school newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, and event programs. (View full finding aid.)
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LMHS.24: Lower Merion Historical Society school ephemera collection
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Lower Merion Historical Society.
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86.5 linear feet
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1927-2011
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The Lower Merion School District was the first in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to apply for establishing free "common" public schools under legislation passed in Harrisburg in 1834. The Lower Merion School District was established in 1836. As of 2011, it still serves the needs of the students of Lower Merion Township as well as the Borough of Narberth, and includes nine schools. The Lower Merion Historical Society school ephemera collection, 1927-2011, is made up of various items produced by schools, students, and teachers. It includes a large number of school newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, and event programs.
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