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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1918-2003
(Bulk: 1918-1922)
Creator:
A.W. and W.M. Watson Lumber Company.
Extent: 2.75 linear feet
A.W. and W.M. Watson Lumber Company was founded in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1872. The company was acquired by Frost Lumber in 1953 and became Frost-Watson Lumber Corporation. The A.W. and W.M. Watson Company mill work order forms, 1918-2003 (bulk 1918-1922), consist of two large volumes of mill work order forms, 1918-1922, as well as several items of ephemera. (View full finding aid.)
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A.W. and W.M. Watson Lumber Company mill work order forms
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A.W. and W.M. Watson Lumber Company.
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NHA.16
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2.75 linear feet
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1918-2003
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1918-1922
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A.W. and W.M. Watson Lumber Company was founded in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1872. The company was acquired by Frost Lumber in 1953 and became Frost-Watson Lumber Corporation. The A.W. and W.M. Watson Company mill work order forms, 1918-2003 (bulk 1918-1922), consist of two large volumes of mill work order forms, 1918-1922, as well as several items of ephemera.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1889-1985
(Bulk: 1941-1985)
Creator:
Barnsley, Edward R. (Edward Roberts), 1906-1989
Extent: 6.7 linear feet
Edward R. Barnsley (1906-1989) was an historian from Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was active in historic preservation, particularly the reconstruction of Pennsbury Manor. The Edward R. Barnsley research files, 1889-1985 (bulk 1941-1985), consist of Barnsley's research notes on local businesses, buildings, and people. There are mostly copies of primary-source documents and secondary-source articles by Barnsley and others on local history topics. There is a small amount of original materials, including original manuscripts written by Barnsley and incoming correspondence. (View full finding aid.)
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Edward R. Barnsley research files
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Barnsley, Edward R. (Edward Roberts), 1906-1989
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NHA.01
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6.7 linear feet
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1889-1985
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1941-1985
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Edward R. Barnsley (1906-1989) was an historian from Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was active in historic preservation, particularly the reconstruction of Pennsbury Manor. The Edward R. Barnsley research files, 1889-1985 (bulk 1941-1985), consist of Barnsley's research notes on local businesses, buildings, and people. There are mostly copies of primary-source documents and secondary-source articles by Barnsley and others on local history topics. There is a small amount of original materials, including original manuscripts written by Barnsley and incoming correspondence.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1864-1910
Creator:
First National Bank of Newtown (Pa.)
Extent: 5.75 linear feet
The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown is the oldest bank in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1864 as the First National Bank of Newtown, its first president was Kinsey B. Tomlinson (1864-1867). The First National Bank of Newtown records, 1864-1910, largely consist of checks of the First National Bank of Newtown, mostly cancelled checks, sorted by revenue stamp. Also included are advertisements, financial reports, annual reports and ephemera. (View full finding aid.)
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First National Bank of Newtown records
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First National Bank of Newtown (Pa.)
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NHA.09
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5.75 linear feet
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1864-1910
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The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown is the oldest bank in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1864 as the First National Bank of Newtown, its first president was Kinsey B. Tomlinson (1864-1867). The First National Bank of Newtown records, 1864-1910, largely consist of checks of the First National Bank of Newtown, mostly cancelled checks, sorted by revenue stamp. Also included are advertisements, financial reports, annual reports and ephemera.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1831-1922
Creator:
Merrick family
Extent: 12.4 linear feet
W. Aubrey Merrick (1885-1962), owner of W. Aubrey Merrick, Real Estate and Insurance, was a realtor in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His company succeeded the Merrick agency that he inherited from his father, John S. Merrick (1831-1907), and uncle, who were Newtown surveyors and conveyancers. The Merrick company records, 1831-1922, largely consist of bound volumes of property surveys, insurance records, survey maps, and surveying notebooks. The collection also includes Merrick family genealogy volumes and papers. (View full finding aid.)
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Merrick company records
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Merrick family
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NHA.18
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12.4 linear feet
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1831-1922
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W. Aubrey Merrick (1885-1962), owner of W. Aubrey Merrick, Real Estate and Insurance, was a realtor in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His company succeeded the Merrick agency that he inherited from his father, John S. Merrick (1831-1907), and uncle, who were Newtown surveyors and conveyancers. The Merrick company records, 1831-1922, largely consist of bound volumes of property surveys, insurance records, survey maps, and surveying notebooks. The collection also includes Merrick family genealogy volumes and papers.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1870-2013
(Bulk: 1960-2013)
Creator:
Donovan, Michael J.
Extent: 3.33 linear feet
Michael J. Donovan is a resident of Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran who for the past 50 or so years, has researched Newtown's history during times of war, particularly Newtown veterans. Mike Donovan research on Newtown during wartime, 1870-2013 (bulk 1960-2013), consists of primarily secondary-source materials, such as narrative histories (many written by Donovan), research notes, newspaper clippings, and copies of original documents and photographs with a fair amount of primary-source documents that Donovan acquired from the families of veterans, such as photographs and letters. (View full finding aid.)
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Mike Donovan research on Newtown during wartime and Newtown veterans
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Donovan, Michael J.
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NHA.22
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3.33 linear feet
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1870-2013
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1960-2013
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Michael J. Donovan is a resident of Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran who for the past 50 or so years, has researched Newtown's history during times of war, particularly Newtown veterans. Mike Donovan research on Newtown during wartime, 1870-2013 (bulk 1960-2013), consists of primarily secondary-source materials, such as narrative histories (many written by Donovan), research notes, newspaper clippings, and copies of original documents and photographs with a fair amount of primary-source documents that Donovan acquired from the families of veterans, such as photographs and letters.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1838-2010
Creator:
Newtown (Pa. : Borough). Council
Extent: 19.75 linear feet
Newtown Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was incorporated out of Newtown Township in 1838. The Newtown Borough Council records, 1838-2010, contain various records of the Newtown Borough Council including minute books, ordinances, and financial records. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Borough Council records
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Newtown (Pa. : Borough). Council
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NHA.10
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19.75 linear feet
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1838-2010
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Newtown Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was incorporated out of Newtown Township in 1838. The Newtown Borough Council records, 1838-2010, contain various records of the Newtown Borough Council including minute books, ordinances, and financial records.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1922-1962
Creator:
Newtown Cooperative Association (Pa.)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
The Newtown Cooperative Association was a farmer's purchasing cooperative, organized in 1922 to gain bulk discounts on supplies for farmers in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was absorbed in 1968 by Eastern State Farmers Exchange, which merged with Grange League Federation and became Agway. The Newtown Cooperative Association financial ledgers and minute books, 1922-1962, contain about 30 volumes of various financial records and two minute books. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Cooperative Association financial ledgers and minute books
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Newtown Cooperative Association (Pa.)
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NHA.07
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2.5 linear feet
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1922-1962
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The Newtown Cooperative Association was a farmer's purchasing cooperative, organized in 1922 to gain bulk discounts on supplies for farmers in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was absorbed in 1968 by Eastern State Farmers Exchange, which merged with Grange League Federation and became Agway. The Newtown Cooperative Association financial ledgers and minute books, 1922-1962, contain about 30 volumes of various financial records and two minute books.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1900-1974
Creator:
Newtown Hardware House (Pa.)
Extent: 6 linear feet
The Newtown Hardware House, built in 1869 and still in operation as of 2013, is the oldest continuous business in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Hardware House financial ledgers, 1900-1974, comprise about 25 volumes. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Hardware House financial ledgers
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Newtown Hardware House (Pa.)
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NHA.03
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6 linear feet
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1900-1974
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The Newtown Hardware House, built in 1869 and still in operation as of 2013, is the oldest continuous business in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Hardware House financial ledgers, 1900-1974, comprise about 25 volumes.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1802-1986
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 6.75 linear feet
Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was an American Quaker artist best known for his painting "The Peaceable Kingdom," of which he created more than 60 versions. Hicks lived in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1811 until his death. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Edward Hicks and family, 1802-1986, includes a fair amount of original primary documents from Edward Hicks and his family members, as well as a large amount of articles, research notes, manuscripts, photocopies of Hicks documents and paintings, and related secondary materials compiled by Hicks scholars. The highlight of the collection is a daybook that was used by Edward Hicks and his son, Isaac W. Hicks, 1833-1885. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association collection on Edward Hicks and family
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.08
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6.75 linear feet
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1802-1986
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Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was an American Quaker artist best known for his painting "The Peaceable Kingdom," of which he created more than 60 versions. Hicks lived in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1811 until his death. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Edward Hicks and family, 1802-1986, includes a fair amount of original primary documents from Edward Hicks and his family members, as well as a large amount of articles, research notes, manuscripts, photocopies of Hicks documents and paintings, and related secondary materials compiled by Hicks scholars. The highlight of the collection is a daybook that was used by Edward Hicks and his son, Isaac W. Hicks, 1833-1885.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1959, circa 1976, circa 1984, and circa 2009
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 8.25 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown anniversaries, circa 1959, circa 1976, circa 1984, and circa 2009, consists largely of materials relating to productions of "Sweet Land," a play about Newtown history, that was performed for Newtown's 275th, 300th, and 325th anniversary celebrations. The collection also documents other aspects of anniversary celebrations with materials such as correspondence, planning documents, financial papers, ephemera, and scrapbooks. Materials relating to "Voices of Newtown," an oral history project conducted for the town's 300th anniversary, are also included. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown anniversaries
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.15
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8.25 linear feet
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circa 1959, circa 1976, circa 1984, and circa 2009
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown anniversaries, circa 1959, circa 1976, circa 1984, and circa 2009, consists largely of materials relating to productions of "Sweet Land," a play about Newtown history, that was performed for Newtown's 275th, 300th, and 325th anniversary celebrations. The collection also documents other aspects of anniversary celebrations with materials such as correspondence, planning documents, financial papers, ephemera, and scrapbooks. Materials relating to "Voices of Newtown," an oral history project conducted for the town's 300th anniversary, are also included.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1819-1992
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 6.75 linear feet
The Newtown Reliance Company for the Detecting and Apprehending of Horse Thieves and Other Villains, founded in 1819, is the third oldest 'Horse Company' in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The organization still meets, primarily for fellowship, as of 2013. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown Reliance Company and other horse protection companies, 1819-1992, contains records of the Newtown Reliance Company; research, publications, and ephemera on Newtown Reliance Company and other horse protection societies (mostly compiled by historian Edward R. Barnsley); and a small amount of original records of other horse protection societies. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown Reliance Company and other horse protection companies
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.11
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6.75 linear feet
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1819-1992
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The Newtown Reliance Company for the Detecting and Apprehending of Horse Thieves and Other Villains, founded in 1819, is the third oldest 'Horse Company' in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The organization still meets, primarily for fellowship, as of 2013. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown Reliance Company and other horse protection companies, 1819-1992, contains records of the Newtown Reliance Company; research, publications, and ephemera on Newtown Reliance Company and other horse protection societies (mostly compiled by historian Edward R. Barnsley); and a small amount of original records of other horse protection societies.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1764-2013
(Bulk: 1900-2013)
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 4.33 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Although it is unknown when the first school in Newtown was established, public and private schools flourished during the 19th century. In 1946, as mandated by the Commonwealth, Newtown became part of the extensive Council Rock School District. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown schools, 1764-2013 (bulk 1900-2013) consists of records of the School Board, including minute books, account books, and treasurer's records. There are also a significant number of photographs of buildings, activities, students, and graduating classes as well as a collection of photographs of most of the one room school houses in Bucks County. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown schools
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.23
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4.33 linear feet
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1764-2013
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1900-2013
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Although it is unknown when the first school in Newtown was established, public and private schools flourished during the 19th century. In 1946, as mandated by the Commonwealth, Newtown became part of the extensive Council Rock School District. The Newtown Historic Association collection on Newtown schools, 1764-2013 (bulk 1900-2013) consists of records of the School Board, including minute books, account books, and treasurer's records. There are also a significant number of photographs of buildings, activities, students, and graduating classes as well as a collection of photographs of most of the one room school houses in Bucks County.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1690-1964
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Newtown Historic Association legal documents, circa 1690-1964, consist of original deeds, leases and releases and other legal documents. Particular properties and buildings are significantly documented, including Allen's Mill, 1787-1964. Of special interest is a 1692 deed on rag paper with an original 17th century jester watermark. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association legal documents collection
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.24
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10.5 linear feet
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circa 1690-1964
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Newtown Historic Association legal documents, circa 1690-1964, consist of original deeds, leases and releases and other legal documents. Particular properties and buildings are significantly documented, including Allen's Mill, 1787-1964. Of special interest is a 1692 deed on rag paper with an original 17th century jester watermark.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1800-2007
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 5 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association maps, blueprints, and plans collection, circa 1800-2007, consists of various maps, blueprints, and plans of Newtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) and surrounding areas, and includes originals as well as copies and reproductions. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association maps, blueprints, and plans collection
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.14
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5 linear feet
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circa 1800-2007
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association maps, blueprints, and plans collection, circa 1800-2007, consists of various maps, blueprints, and plans of Newtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) and surrounding areas, and includes originals as well as copies and reproductions.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1870-2013
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 38.5 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association photograph collection, circa 1870-2013, consists of roughly 15,000 original photographs organized by subject and format. Some of the subjects documented include agriculture, events, parks, people, streets, organizations, schools, and businesses. Special formats include large-format photographs, panoramas, tintypes, and glass plate negatives. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association photograph collection
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.04
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38.5 linear feet
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circa 1870-2013
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association photograph collection, circa 1870-2013, consists of roughly 15,000 original photographs organized by subject and format. Some of the subjects documented include agriculture, events, parks, people, streets, organizations, schools, and businesses. Special formats include large-format photographs, panoramas, tintypes, and glass plate negatives.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1880-1950
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 1 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Newtown Historic Association postcards and postal cards collection, circa 1880-1950, includes various postcards and postal cards both from individual people and advertising local businesses. A significant amount of postcards printed by the Arnold Brothers, a photography and printing business in Bucks County, document numerous buildings, bridges, and landscapes in Bucks County, many of which no longer exist. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association postcards and postal cards collection
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.21
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1 linear feet
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circa 1880-1950
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Newtown Historic Association postcards and postal cards collection, circa 1880-1950, includes various postcards and postal cards both from individual people and advertising local businesses. A significant amount of postcards printed by the Arnold Brothers, a photography and printing business in Bucks County, document numerous buildings, bridges, and landscapes in Bucks County, many of which no longer exist.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1700-2013
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 30 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association small collections, circa 1700 to 2013, consist of small collections of mostly original archival material from families, businesses, and organizations from Newtown and surrounding areas. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association small collections
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.19
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30 linear feet
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circa 1700-2013
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown Historic Association small collections, circa 1700 to 2013, consist of small collections of mostly original archival material from families, businesses, and organizations from Newtown and surrounding areas.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1850-2013
(Bulk: 1960-2013)
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 65 linear feet
Newtown was the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1726 to 1813. The Newtown Historic Association vertical files, circa 1960-2013, consist primarily of photocopied newspaper clippings, with some copies of primary source documents, ephemera, and other materials. The collection is organized into four series: People, Subjects, Streets, and Obituaries. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown Historic Association vertical files
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.06
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65 linear feet
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1850-2013
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1960-2013
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Newtown was the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1726 to 1813. The Newtown Historic Association vertical files, circa 1960-2013, consist primarily of photocopied newspaper clippings, with some copies of primary source documents, ephemera, and other materials. The collection is organized into four series: People, Subjects, Streets, and Obituaries.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1936-1998
Creator:
Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
Extent: 6 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown historic resource surveys, 1936-1998, consist of surveys of historic buildings and resources in Newtown Borough and Township carried out in 1936, 1980, 1984, and 1998. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown historic resource surveys
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Newtown Historic Association (Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.)
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NHA.02
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6 linear feet
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1936-1998
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Newtown historic resource surveys, 1936-1998, consist of surveys of historic buildings and resources in Newtown Borough and Township carried out in 1936, 1980, 1984, and 1998.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1895-1980
Creator:
New Century Club (Newtown, Pa.)
Extent: 4 linear feet
Organized in November 1895 and federated the following year, the Newtown New Century Club was a literary club that was also involved in civic affairs and community service. The Newtown New Century Club records, 1895-1980, document over 80 years of the Club's history through minute books, treasurer's books, financial and legal papers, officer lists, scrapbooks, correspondence, and programs and ephemera. (View full finding aid.)
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Newtown New Century Club records
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New Century Club (Newtown, Pa.)
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NHA.12
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4 linear feet
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1895-1980
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Organized in November 1895 and federated the following year, the Newtown New Century Club was a literary club that was also involved in civic affairs and community service. The Newtown New Century Club records, 1895-1980, document over 80 years of the Club's history through minute books, treasurer's books, financial and legal papers, officer lists, scrapbooks, correspondence, and programs and ephemera.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1880-1950
Creator:
Kitchin, Norman C.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Norman and Ida Kitchin photograph collection, circa 1880-1950, consists of photographs collected by Norman C. Kitchin that depict local Newtown-area subjects, buildings, and people. (View full finding aid.)
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Norman and Ida Kitchin photograph collection
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Kitchin, Norman C.
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NHA.05
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3.5 linear feet
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circa 1880-1950
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Newtown, the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 to 1813, is one of the most historic areas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Norman and Ida Kitchin photograph collection, circa 1880-1950, consists of photographs collected by Norman C. Kitchin that depict local Newtown-area subjects, buildings, and people.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1960-2013
Creator:
Mansley, Richard N.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
The Philadelphia, Newtown and New York Railroad Company, originally incorporated as the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Railroad in 1860, was to provide service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Jersey City, New Jersey with easy access to New York. After the company failed, the railway was operated by the Reading Company and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) until SEPTA terminated service in 1983. Richard N. Mansley manuscript, drawings, and research materials on Philadelphia, Newtown and New York Railroad, circa 1960-2013, covers the history of the railway line from its founding until 1984. The collection includes a typewritten manuscript, The Newtown Railroad Reel, as well as the materials Mansley created and compiled during his research. There are also over 200 scale drawings of the stations, shelters, structures, signs and signals of the railroad that Mansley created. (View full finding aid.)
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Richard N. Mansley manuscript, drawings, and research materials on Philadelphia, Newtown and New York Railroad
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Mansley, Richard N.
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NHA.20
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3.5 linear feet
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circa 1960-2013
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The Philadelphia, Newtown and New York Railroad Company, originally incorporated as the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Railroad in 1860, was to provide service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Jersey City, New Jersey with easy access to New York. After the company failed, the railway was operated by the Reading Company and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) until SEPTA terminated service in 1983. Richard N. Mansley manuscript, drawings, and research materials on Philadelphia, Newtown and New York Railroad, circa 1960-2013, covers the history of the railway line from its founding until 1984. The collection includes a typewritten manuscript, The Newtown Railroad Reel, as well as the materials Mansley created and compiled during his research. There are also over 200 scale drawings of the stations, shelters, structures, signs and signals of the railroad that Mansley created.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
circa 1875-1970
Creator:
Dallas, Sarajane Savidge
Extent: 8.25 linear feet
Charles Savidge (1835-1908) married Sarah Hutchinson Morris (1864-1914), with whom he had two children: Morris Savidge (1895-1979) and Clarence Savidge (1900-1986). The family lived in Newtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania), where they owned and operated Savidge Brothers retail store for over a century. The Savidge family papers, circa 1875-1970, consist mostly of personal papers, particularly relating to Morris and Clarence. The collection includes letters from Morris to his brother while the former was in military training and active duty in France during World War I as well as related photographs. Other materials in the collection include an album of funeral cards and calling cards/invitations, family photo albums, and some correspondence, financial papers, and ephemera relating to other family members. (View full finding aid.)
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Savidge family papers
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Dallas, Sarajane Savidge
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NHA.17
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8.25 linear feet
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circa 1875-1970
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Charles Savidge (1835-1908) married Sarah Hutchinson Morris (1864-1914), with whom he had two children: Morris Savidge (1895-1979) and Clarence Savidge (1900-1986). The family lived in Newtown (Bucks County, Pennsylvania), where they owned and operated Savidge Brothers retail store for over a century. The Savidge family papers, circa 1875-1970, consist mostly of personal papers, particularly relating to Morris and Clarence. The collection includes letters from Morris to his brother while the former was in military training and active duty in France during World War I as well as related photographs. Other materials in the collection include an album of funeral cards and calling cards/invitations, family photo albums, and some correspondence, financial papers, and ephemera relating to other family members.
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Newtown Historic Association [Contact Us]
1897-1983
(Bulk: 1940-1956)
Creator:
White Hall Hotel (Newtown, Pa.)
Extent: 4 linear feet
The White Hall Hotel is an historic structure in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The hotel had numerous owners including the Chesner family, who owned and operated the inn for a large part of the 20th century. The building, gutted by fire in 1979, has since been converted into commercial/retail and office space. The White Hall Hotel records, 1897-1956, consist primarily of ledgers with daily accounts, inventory lists, and employee records. Also included in the collection are a scrapbook, ephemera, and guest registers. (View full finding aid.)
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White Hall Hotel records
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White Hall Hotel (Newtown, Pa.)
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NHA.13
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4 linear feet
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1897-1983
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1940-1956
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The White Hall Hotel is an historic structure in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The hotel had numerous owners including the Chesner family, who owned and operated the inn for a large part of the 20th century. The building, gutted by fire in 1979, has since been converted into commercial/retail and office space. The White Hall Hotel records, 1897-1956, consist primarily of ledgers with daily accounts, inventory lists, and employee records. Also included in the collection are a scrapbook, ephemera, and guest registers.
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