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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
circa 1867-circa 1884
Creator:
Westcott, Thompson, Editor
Extent: 1 linear feet (; 5 volumes)
Full title: A History of Philadelphia, From the Time of the First Settlements on the Delaware to the Consolidation of the City and Districts in 1854. A scarce and virtually unique presentation of the first appearance of Westcott's History of Philadelphia, pasted in its original newsprint form into five scrapbooks of approx. 250 pages each. Five scrapbooks, each containing in triple-column form the original text as published in the Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch between 1867 and 1884. Westcott completed the history to circa 1826. (View full finding aid.)
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A History of Philadelphia (scrapbooks) by Thompson Westcott
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Westcott, Thompson, Editor
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PHi.3443
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1 linear feet (; 5 volumes)
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circa 1867-circa 1884
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Full title: A History of Philadelphia, From the Time of the First Settlements on the Delaware to the Consolidation of the City and Districts in 1854. A scarce and virtually unique presentation of the first appearance of Westcott's History of Philadelphia, pasted in its original newsprint form into five scrapbooks of approx. 250 pages each. Five scrapbooks, each containing in triple-column form the original text as published in the Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch between 1867 and 1884. Westcott completed the history to circa 1826.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1680-1893
Creator:
Cassel, Abraham Harley, 1820-1908.
Extent: 4.75 linear feet (48 volumes)
This collection contains printed material from the library of Abraham Harley Cassel, a book collector and historian who acquired over 50,000 books, pamphlets, and documents about early Pennsylvania history. Cassel was a member of the Dunkard Brethren who wrote about and collected books on early Pennsylvania German religious history. His library attracted scholars and historians of Pennsylvania and German American history, and at his death was divided among archives, libraries, and private collectors. The portion of Cassel’s collection that is housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania contains forty-seven items which range in date from 1680 to 1893. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, with volumes relating to the Ephrata religious community and the Schwenkfelder Church grouped together. This collection includes hymn books, religious tracts and catechism, diaries, letters, genealogical records, and examples of Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur. (View full finding aid.)
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Abraham H. Cassel collection
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Cassel, Abraham Harley, 1820-1908.
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PHi.1610
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4.75 linear feet (48 volumes)
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1680-1893
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This collection contains printed material from the library of Abraham Harley Cassel, a book collector and historian who acquired over 50,000 books, pamphlets, and documents about early Pennsylvania history. Cassel was a member of the Dunkard Brethren who wrote about and collected books on early Pennsylvania German religious history. His library attracted scholars and historians of Pennsylvania and German American history, and at his death was divided among archives, libraries, and private collectors. The portion of Cassel’s collection that is housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania contains forty-seven items which range in date from 1680 to 1893. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, with volumes relating to the Ephrata religious community and the Schwenkfelder Church grouped together. This collection includes hymn books, religious tracts and catechism, diaries, letters, genealogical records, and examples of Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1902-1916, 1922, undated
Creator:
American Society for Testing Materials.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (; 2 boxes)
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American Society for Testing Materials records
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American Society for Testing Materials.
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PHi.3574
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0.6 linear feet (; 2 boxes)
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1902-1916, 1922, undated
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1708-1930, undated
(Bulk: 1850-1879)
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Humphreys, A.A. (Andrew Atkinson), 1810-1883.
Extent: 69 linear feet (120 boxes, 76 volumes, 15 flat files)
The papers of Andrew Atkinson Humphreys span the course of Humphreys's career, including his service in the Second Seminole War, his work as a civil engineer on surveys along the U.S. coast and the Mississippi River, as chief of staff for General George Meade; and as head of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers. The collection consists of correspondence, orders, reports, payment vouchers, ephemera, maps, survey data, drafts and published works. The most significant groups of materials in this collection are documents from the Civil War, including muster rolls, reports, orders, and payment vouchers, which may have been collected when Humphreys served in the Army of the Potomac; and papers related to the survey of the Mississippi River in the 1850s and 1860s. Also of interest are Humphreys's later reflections on the Civil War in his notes and manuscripts for Gettysburg to the Rapidan and The Virginia Campaign. Also included in this collection is a small group of family papers related to the lives and work of Joshua and Henry H. Humphreys. (View full finding aid.)
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Andrew Atkinson Humphreys papers
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Humphreys, A.A. (Andrew Atkinson), 1810-1883.
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PHi.0304
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69 linear feet (120 boxes, 76 volumes, 15 flat files)
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1708-1930, undated
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1850-1879
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The papers of Andrew Atkinson Humphreys span the course of Humphreys's career, including his service in the Second Seminole War, his work as a civil engineer on surveys along the U.S. coast and the Mississippi River, as chief of staff for General George Meade; and as head of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers. The collection consists of correspondence, orders, reports, payment vouchers, ephemera, maps, survey data, drafts and published works. The most significant groups of materials in this collection are documents from the Civil War, including muster rolls, reports, orders, and payment vouchers, which may have been collected when Humphreys served in the Army of the Potomac; and papers related to the survey of the Mississippi River in the 1850s and 1860s. Also of interest are Humphreys's later reflections on the Civil War in his notes and manuscripts for Gettysburg to the Rapidan and The Virginia Campaign. Also included in this collection is a small group of family papers related to the lives and work of Joshua and Henry H. Humphreys.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1912-1961, undated
(Bulk: 1938-1961)
Creator:
Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, 1896-1961.
Extent: 40 linear feet (; 109 boxes)
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr. (1896-1961) was very active in Democratic politics, including serving as associate secretary of the Democratic National Convention in 1936. His activity in the political arena led to several appointments as a diplomatic officer. He served as minister to Norway, 1935-37, and ambassador to Poland, (1937-Sept. 9, 1939). After the invasion of Poland by the Germans, Biddle accompanied the Polish government to France, where he served as interim ambassador to France and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the governments of Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Luxembourg. He resigned from diplomatic service in 1944, and then served in various positions with the U.S. Army, including as a staff member to General Dwight Eisenhower and General Matthew Ridgway. From 1955 to 1961 he was adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in 1961 served as U.S. ambassador to Spain. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, commendations, and other miscellaneous material. The papers document Biddle's diplomatic career, particularly his time as U.S. ambassador to Poland (1937-1939), and his military career, particularly with the U.S. Army (1944-1955) and as Pennsylvania adjutant general (1955-1961). (View full finding aid.)
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Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle papers
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Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, 1896-1961.
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PHi.3110
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40 linear feet (; 109 boxes)
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1912-1961, undated
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1938-1961
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Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr. (1896-1961) was very active in Democratic politics, including serving as associate secretary of the Democratic National Convention in 1936. His activity in the political arena led to several appointments as a diplomatic officer. He served as minister to Norway, 1935-37, and ambassador to Poland, (1937-Sept. 9, 1939). After the invasion of Poland by the Germans, Biddle accompanied the Polish government to France, where he served as interim ambassador to France and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the governments of Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Luxembourg. He resigned from diplomatic service in 1944, and then served in various positions with the U.S. Army, including as a staff member to General Dwight Eisenhower and General Matthew Ridgway. From 1955 to 1961 he was adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in 1961 served as U.S. ambassador to Spain. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, commendations, and other miscellaneous material. The papers document Biddle's diplomatic career, particularly his time as U.S. ambassador to Poland (1937-1939), and his military career, particularly with the U.S. Army (1944-1955) and as Pennsylvania adjutant general (1955-1961).
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1942-2000
Creator:
Tacha, Athena, 1936-.
Extent: 3.4 linear feet (3.4 linear feet, 12 boxes, 2 volumes )
Athena Tacha (1936-) is a Greek American sculptor, photographer, and conceptual artist who received degrees from the National Academy of Fine Arts (Athens, Greece), Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), and the University of Paris (Sorbonne). In the 1960s she settled in the United States and became a professor of sculpture at Oberlin College. Her commissioned pieces are installed as public art across the United States and in several other countries as well. This collection contains mostly early correspondence, education materials, publications, and artwork from 1950 through the 1980s, although it spans from 1950 to 2000. (View full finding aid.)
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Athena Tacha papers
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Tacha, Athena, 1936-.
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PHi.3518
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3.4 linear feet (3.4 linear feet, 12 boxes, 2 volumes )
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1942-2000
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Athena Tacha (1936-) is a Greek American sculptor, photographer, and conceptual artist who received degrees from the National Academy of Fine Arts (Athens, Greece), Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), and the University of Paris (Sorbonne). In the 1960s she settled in the United States and became a professor of sculpture at Oberlin College. Her commissioned pieces are installed as public art across the United States and in several other countries as well. This collection contains mostly early correspondence, education materials, publications, and artwork from 1950 through the 1980s, although it spans from 1950 to 2000.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1891-1999
Creator:
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (; 2 boxes, 1 flat file)
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Balch Institute ethnic images in advertising collection
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Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
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PHi.3238
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0.6 linear feet (; 2 boxes, 1 flat file)
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1891-1999
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1941-1974, undated
Creator:
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (; 4 boxes, 3 flat files)
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Balch Institute political ephemera collection
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Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
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PHi.3472
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1.4 linear feet (; 4 boxes, 3 flat files)
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1941-1974, undated
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1824-1966
(Bulk: 1890-1939)
Creator:
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (; 7 boxes, 1 flat file)
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Balch Institute sheet music collection
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Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
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PHi.3141
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2.8 linear feet (; 7 boxes, 1 flat file)
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1824-1966
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1890-1939
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1694-1939
(Bulk: 1782-1929)
Creator:
Bank of North America.
Extent: 145.8 linear feet (; 29 boxes, 672 volumes)
The Bank of North America was the first chartered bank in the United States, created by the Second Continental Congress in 1781. It was established primarily to aid Congress in providing supplies and money for the continuation of the Revolutionary War. In 1916 the bank bought the assets of the National Bank of the Northern Liberties; in 1923 it merged with the Commercial Trust Company to form the Bank of North America and Trust Company; six years later the merged institution was itself absorbed by the Pennsylvania Company. The minute books are a complete run from the very beginning of the bank until its merger with the Commercial Trust Company in 1923, with brief records of meetings of the Board of Directors and some of meetings of stockholders. The loose documents (housed in boxes, as opposed to bound in volumes) include formal bank communications, memoranda, announcements, and copies of letters, financial statements, and the like. One of the most interesting documents is a long report from the Joint Committee of the Philadelphia banks dated April 13, 1816, recommending that specie payments be resumed as soon as the Bank of the United States commenced giving discounts, that each bank pay out its own notes only (except those for less than $10), and that the banks refrain from an immediate reduction of discounts. The boxed materials also include many portraits of bank presidents and other officials, as well as portraits of American political and war heroes. These include Robert Morris and the first seven presidents of the bank: Thomas Willing, John Nixon, John Morton, Henry Nixon, John Richardson, James Dixon, and Thomas Smith. Miscellaneous items include: deeds of sundry lands contracted for in 1793 and 1794 by Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and James Greenleaf, totaling over 3.5 million acres in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky, at an average price of over a shilling an acre; the letter book of John Nixon, Philadelphia merchant; checkbooks and bank books of individuals who had accounts at BNA; a scrapbook, 1904-1920; unclassified books and pamphlets on finance; and an extra-illustrated, three-volume folio edition of Lawrence Lewis' History of the Bank of North America. [Some of the above information was taken from McClurkin, A.J. "The Bank of North America and the Financial History of Philadelphia," P.M.H.B., 64 (1940).] (View full finding aid.)
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Bank of North America records
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Bank of North America.
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PHi.1543
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145.8 linear feet (; 29 boxes, 672 volumes)
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1694-1939
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1782-1929
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The Bank of North America was the first chartered bank in the United States, created by the Second Continental Congress in 1781. It was established primarily to aid Congress in providing supplies and money for the continuation of the Revolutionary War. In 1916 the bank bought the assets of the National Bank of the Northern Liberties; in 1923 it merged with the Commercial Trust Company to form the Bank of North America and Trust Company; six years later the merged institution was itself absorbed by the Pennsylvania Company. The minute books are a complete run from the very beginning of the bank until its merger with the Commercial Trust Company in 1923, with brief records of meetings of the Board of Directors and some of meetings of stockholders. The loose documents (housed in boxes, as opposed to bound in volumes) include formal bank communications, memoranda, announcements, and copies of letters, financial statements, and the like. One of the most interesting documents is a long report from the Joint Committee of the Philadelphia banks dated April 13, 1816, recommending that specie payments be resumed as soon as the Bank of the United States commenced giving discounts, that each bank pay out its own notes only (except those for less than $10), and that the banks refrain from an immediate reduction of discounts. The boxed materials also include many portraits of bank presidents and other officials, as well as portraits of American political and war heroes. These include Robert Morris and the first seven presidents of the bank: Thomas Willing, John Nixon, John Morton, Henry Nixon, John Richardson, James Dixon, and Thomas Smith. Miscellaneous items include: deeds of sundry lands contracted for in 1793 and 1794 by Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and James Greenleaf, totaling over 3.5 million acres in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky, at an average price of over a shilling an acre; the letter book of John Nixon, Philadelphia merchant; checkbooks and bank books of individuals who had accounts at BNA; a scrapbook, 1904-1920; unclassified books and pamphlets on finance; and an extra-illustrated, three-volume folio edition of Lawrence Lewis' History of the Bank of North America. [Some of the above information was taken from McClurkin, A.J. "The Bank of North America and the Financial History of Philadelphia," P.M.H.B., 64 (1940).]
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1789-2007
Creator:
Batcheler, George Dewey, 1926-2009.
Batcheler, Penelope Hartshorne, 1928-2007.
Boëthius, Essie Sahlin, 1859-1950.
Hartshorne, Ellen Sahlin, 1895-1988.
Hartshorne, Richard, 1888-1975.
Sahlin, Axel, 1826-1909.
Sahlin, Axel, 1855-1937.
Sahlin, Axeline Örtendahl, 1834-1922.
Sahlin, Gertrude Chandler, 1860-1953.
Sahlin, Robert Chandler, 1889-1967.
Extent: 40 linear feet
This collection contains the papers of the Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families, descended from Axel (1826-March 5, 1909) and Axeline Sahlin (1834-1922), a Swedish couple whose children lived in Europe and the United States. Four generations of the family are documented here, with documentation centering around five families. In the United States, the family is represented by Gertrude Chandler (July 17, 1860-1953) and Axel Sahlin (1855-1937); their daughter Ellen Sahlin (February 21, 1895-June 4, 1988) and her husband, Judge Richard Hartshorne (February 29, 1888-September 19,1975); and their daughter, Penelope Hartshorne (1928-2007) and her husband, George Batcheler(1926-2009). The Swedish side of the family is represented by Axel and Axeline Sahlin and the family of their daughter, Essie Sahlin (1859-1950) and her husband, Simon Johannes Boëthius (1850-1924). The contents of this collection are mostly correspondence and other personal papers, including diaries, artwork, school work, and genealogical research on all branches of the family. There are also a good deal of photographs, documenting all four generations of the family and their relatives. (View full finding aid.)
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Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers
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Batcheler, George Dewey, 1926-2009. Batcheler, Penelope Hartshorne, 1928-2007. Boëthius, Essie Sahlin, 1859-1950. Hartshorne, Ellen Sahlin, 1895-1988. Hartshorne, Richard, 1888-1975. Sahlin, Axel, 1826-1909. Sahlin, Axel, 1855-1937. Sahlin, Axeline Örtendahl, 1834-1922. Sahlin, Gertrude Chandler, 1860-1953. Sahlin, Robert Chandler, 1889-1967.
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40 linear feet
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1789-2007
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This collection contains the papers of the Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families, descended from Axel (1826-March 5, 1909) and Axeline Sahlin (1834-1922), a Swedish couple whose children lived in Europe and the United States. Four generations of the family are documented here, with documentation centering around five families. In the United States, the family is represented by Gertrude Chandler (July 17, 1860-1953) and Axel Sahlin (1855-1937); their daughter Ellen Sahlin (February 21, 1895-June 4, 1988) and her husband, Judge Richard Hartshorne (February 29, 1888-September 19,1975); and their daughter, Penelope Hartshorne (1928-2007) and her husband, George Batcheler(1926-2009). The Swedish side of the family is represented by Axel and Axeline Sahlin and the family of their daughter, Essie Sahlin (1859-1950) and her husband, Simon Johannes Boëthius (1850-1924). The contents of this collection are mostly correspondence and other personal papers, including diaries, artwork, school work, and genealogical research on all branches of the family. There are also a good deal of photographs, documenting all four generations of the family and their relatives.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1762-1947
(Bulk: 1816-1889)
Creator:
Brake
Wineman
Extent: 3.2 linear feet (; 5 boxes, 5 volumes)
The Brake (Brecht or Break) family owned a farm in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, from the 18th century. The Brake and Wineman families came together with the marriage of Solomon Brake (1828-1919) and Sarah Belle Wineman (1855-1925). The collection documents several generations of the two families and includes correspondence, vital records, military records, copy books and other school documents, farm records including account books, property and estate records, receipts, photographs, eighteenth century currency notes, and other items. There are several Civil War letters, primarily from Private George Wineman of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, who was killed at Gettysburg. Most of the collection is in English, with a few items in German. (View full finding aid.)
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Brake and Wineman families papers
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Brake Wineman
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PHi.3606
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3.2 linear feet (; 5 boxes, 5 volumes)
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1762-1947
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1816-1889
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The Brake (Brecht or Break) family owned a farm in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, from the 18th century. The Brake and Wineman families came together with the marriage of Solomon Brake (1828-1919) and Sarah Belle Wineman (1855-1925). The collection documents several generations of the two families and includes correspondence, vital records, military records, copy books and other school documents, farm records including account books, property and estate records, receipts, photographs, eighteenth century currency notes, and other items. There are several Civil War letters, primarily from Private George Wineman of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, who was killed at Gettysburg. Most of the collection is in English, with a few items in German.
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1695-1915, undated
(Bulk: 1780-1870)
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Carpenter, Louis Henry, 1839-1916.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet (; 5 boxes, 18 volumes, 1 flat file)
The Carpenter family papers include Brigadier General Louis Henry Carpenter's military papers and Civil War-era correspondence, as well as more than 200 years of correspondence, genealogical material, and other papers related to the Carpenter family of New Jersey. The Carpenter family was among the first settlers of the Philadelphia area and established several towns in Salem and Gloucester counties, New Jersey. They also had ties to numerous prominent families in the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The collection offers insights into a variety of topics, including the Revolutionary War in the Philadelphia region; the early history of Haddon Township, N.J.; medicine in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and life as a Union soldier during the Civil War. (View full finding aid.)
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Carpenter Family Papers
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Carpenter, Louis Henry, 1839-1916.
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PHi.0115
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5.3 linear feet (; 5 boxes, 18 volumes, 1 flat file)
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1695-1915, undated
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1780-1870
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The Carpenter family papers include Brigadier General Louis Henry Carpenter's military papers and Civil War-era correspondence, as well as more than 200 years of correspondence, genealogical material, and other papers related to the Carpenter family of New Jersey. The Carpenter family was among the first settlers of the Philadelphia area and established several towns in Salem and Gloucester counties, New Jersey. They also had ties to numerous prominent families in the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The collection offers insights into a variety of topics, including the Revolutionary War in the Philadelphia region; the early history of Haddon Township, N.J.; medicine in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and life as a Union soldier during the Civil War.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]
1898-1919
Creator:
Quinn, Charles A., Creator
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (; 1 volume)
Charles Quinn was an unusually talented and meticulous amateur photographer, as well as a competent painter. The photographs in this album provide an exceptionally rich look at the life of a Philadelphia family over the first two decades of the 20th century. Photos document Charles Quinn's courtship and marriage to Ann Weber, and the growth from infancy into young adulthood of their daughters Viola and Hilda. Quinn also decorated the pages of the albums with hand painted thematic images. There are numerous candid photos of leisure activities in Fairmount Park; Wildwood, New Jersey; and other Philadelphia area locales. All of the photos have captions and most pages include the year the photographs were taken. Although the photographs are in a single album, reserachers should be aware that they came to The Historical Society of Pennsylvania as two albums. Conservation staff combined the two albums into one after page numbers made it clear that this was the original arrangment of the photographs. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles A. Quinn family albums
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Quinn, Charles A., Creator
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PHi.3476
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0.5 linear feet (; 1 volume)
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1898-1919
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Charles Quinn was an unusually talented and meticulous amateur photographer, as well as a competent painter. The photographs in this album provide an exceptionally rich look at the life of a Philadelphia family over the first two decades of the 20th century. Photos document Charles Quinn's courtship and marriage to Ann Weber, and the growth from infancy into young adulthood of their daughters Viola and Hilda. Quinn also decorated the pages of the albums with hand painted thematic images. There are numerous candid photos of leisure activities in Fairmount Park; Wildwood, New Jersey; and other Philadelphia area locales. All of the photos have captions and most pages include the year the photographs were taken. Although the photographs are in a single album, reserachers should be aware that they came to The Historical Society of Pennsylvania as two albums. Conservation staff combined the two albums into one after page numbers made it clear that this was the original arrangment of the photographs.
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1750-1827
(Bulk: 1765-1810)
Creator:
Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (; 4 boxes )
The Charles Francis Jenkins autograph collection dates from 1750 to 1827 and consists of alphabetically-arranged letters, receipts, legal documents, portraits, and other materials containing the signatures of early members of the United States Congress. These individuals include delegates to the First and Second Continental Congresses, signers of the Delaration of Independence and Constitution as well as members of the Congress of the Confederation (under the Articles of Confederation). Also included are individuals who were elected to Congress but did not attend. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles Francis Jenkins autograph collection
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Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951
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1.6 linear feet (; 4 boxes )
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1750-1827
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1765-1810
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The Charles Francis Jenkins autograph collection dates from 1750 to 1827 and consists of alphabetically-arranged letters, receipts, legal documents, portraits, and other materials containing the signatures of early members of the United States Congress. These individuals include delegates to the First and Second Continental Congresses, signers of the Delaration of Independence and Constitution as well as members of the Congress of the Confederation (under the Articles of Confederation). Also included are individuals who were elected to Congress but did not attend.
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1801-1891
(Bulk: 1812-1848)
Creator:
Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862.
Extent: 2 linear feet (; 6 boxes)
Philadelphian Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862) was a lawyer, congressman, and writer. This collection of his papers mostly spans his career from the 1810s to the 1840s. The bulk of the materials are incoming letters, many from well-known nineteenth-century individuals, including several U. S. presidents; however, there are also drafts of his writings, clippings, a copy of his 1837 nomination to Congress, and other miscellaneous papers. While indirectly highlighting Ingersoll's work, most of the correspondence contains political, legal, or personal discussions. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles Jared Ingersoll papers
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Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862.
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PHi.1812
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2 linear feet (; 6 boxes)
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1801-1891
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1812-1848
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Philadelphian Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862) was a lawyer, congressman, and writer. This collection of his papers mostly spans his career from the 1810s to the 1840s. The bulk of the materials are incoming letters, many from well-known nineteenth-century individuals, including several U. S. presidents; however, there are also drafts of his writings, clippings, a copy of his 1837 nomination to Congress, and other miscellaneous papers. While indirectly highlighting Ingersoll's work, most of the correspondence contains political, legal, or personal discussions.
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circa 1704-1867, bulk 1748-1774
Creator:
Lehman, Christian.
Extent: 0.9 linear feet (; 3 boxes, 2 flat files)
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Christian Lehman papers
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Lehman, Christian.
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PHi.0362
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0.9 linear feet (; 3 boxes, 2 flat files)
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circa 1704-1867, bulk 1748-1774
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1917-1919, undated
Creator:
Rickard, Clair Miles, 1893-1962.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (; 1 box)
Clair Miles Rickard was born in Johnson City, New York, in 1893, but was living in Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania at the time he registered with the United States Army in 1917. He served as a forestry soldier with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Engineers in France. Rickard was a farmer and lumberman by trade, and he worked in his father lumber business in Great Bend Township. He married Helen Viola Jacobs, who worked as a teacher. This collection consists entirely of photocopies. Comprising the bulk are copies of his original letters from 1917 to 1919 and typed transcriptions of them. Additionally, there are photographs featuring Rickard, a copy of his registration card, copies of postcards, and copies of maps, clippings, and other printed matter that mention Rickard. There is also a brief write-up on Rickard's war experience. (View full finding aid.)
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Clair Miles Rickard World War I letters and memorabilia
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Rickard, Clair Miles, 1893-1962.
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PHi.3867
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0.2 linear feet (; 1 box)
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1917-1919, undated
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Clair Miles Rickard was born in Johnson City, New York, in 1893, but was living in Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania at the time he registered with the United States Army in 1917. He served as a forestry soldier with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Engineers in France. Rickard was a farmer and lumberman by trade, and he worked in his father lumber business in Great Bend Township. He married Helen Viola Jacobs, who worked as a teacher. This collection consists entirely of photocopies. Comprising the bulk are copies of his original letters from 1917 to 1919 and typed transcriptions of them. Additionally, there are photographs featuring Rickard, a copy of his registration card, copies of postcards, and copies of maps, clippings, and other printed matter that mention Rickard. There is also a brief write-up on Rickard's war experience.
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1647-1921
(Bulk: 1790-1870)
Creator:
Unger, Claude W., 1882-1945
Extent: 34 linear feet (; 40 boxes, 112 volumes)
Most of the Claude W. Unger collection at HSP once formed part of the extensive stock of Unger, a book and manuscript dealer in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, who was most active between 1925 and 1937. The collection contains letters and documents representing some 2,000 individuals connected to a wide range of subjects. People from the 19th century such as abolitionists, women’s suffragists, scientists, and politicians (particularly Pennsylvania politicians) are the most commonly represented individuals in the collection. In addition to the 40 document boxes, there are 112 volumes in the collection. The volumes consist of account books, court dockets, and school exercise books representing a variety of Pennsylvania Germans covering from the the late 18th to 19th centuries. (View full finding aid.)
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Claude W. Unger collection
creator
Unger, Claude W., 1882-1945
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PHi.1860A
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34 linear feet (; 40 boxes, 112 volumes)
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1647-1921
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1790-1870
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Most of the Claude W. Unger collection at HSP once formed part of the extensive stock of Unger, a book and manuscript dealer in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, who was most active between 1925 and 1937. The collection contains letters and documents representing some 2,000 individuals connected to a wide range of subjects. People from the 19th century such as abolitionists, women’s suffragists, scientists, and politicians (particularly Pennsylvania politicians) are the most commonly represented individuals in the collection. In addition to the 40 document boxes, there are 112 volumes in the collection. The volumes consist of account books, court dockets, and school exercise books representing a variety of Pennsylvania Germans covering from the the late 18th to 19th centuries.
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1760-1921, undated
(Bulk: 1819-1870)
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Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (; 3 boxes, 5 volumes, 4 flat files)
Edward Coles was the governor of Illinois from 1822 to 1826. Prior to that position, he was private secretary to President James Madison and special envoy to Russia. Coles was a staunch abolitionist and worked against the legalization of slavery in Illinois. The Coles family papers provide insight into the private and political life of Edward Coles, as well as glimpses of the lives of several other family members, including his son Edward Coles Jr. and brother John Coles. The collection provides information about planter family life, politics in Illinois, and the politics of abolition in general, as well as the personal activities of Edward Coles throughout his life. This collection contains correspondence, land deeds, ledger books, newspapers, scrapbooks, speech notes, tax forms, tariff papers, government appointment papers, certificates, and various miscellaneous material. (View full finding aid.)
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Coles Family Papers
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Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.
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PHi.1458
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1.6 linear feet (; 3 boxes, 5 volumes, 4 flat files)
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1760-1921, undated
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1819-1870
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Edward Coles was the governor of Illinois from 1822 to 1826. Prior to that position, he was private secretary to President James Madison and special envoy to Russia. Coles was a staunch abolitionist and worked against the legalization of slavery in Illinois. The Coles family papers provide insight into the private and political life of Edward Coles, as well as glimpses of the lives of several other family members, including his son Edward Coles Jr. and brother John Coles. The collection provides information about planter family life, politics in Illinois, and the politics of abolition in general, as well as the personal activities of Edward Coles throughout his life. This collection contains correspondence, land deeds, ledger books, newspapers, scrapbooks, speech notes, tax forms, tariff papers, government appointment papers, certificates, and various miscellaneous material.
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circa 1890, circa 1930-1980
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Collection of matchbook covers from Pennsylvania establishments
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PHi.3858
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0.2 linear feet (; 241 items)
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circa 1890, circa 1930-1980
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circa 1930-1980
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Collection of matchbook covers from Pennsylvania establishments
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PHi.3857
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0.2 linear feet (; 159 items)
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circa 1930-1980
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1741-1783
Creator:
Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760., Author
Weiser, Samuel, 1735-1794., Author
Extent: 1.33 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
This collection contains the papers of Conrad Weiser (November 2, 1696 – July 13, 1760), a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and became an Indian affairs agent and lieutenant colonel for the British forces in the French and Indian War. Weiser was responsible for negotiating many treaties with the Iroquois which transfered land ownership from the Native Americans to the colony of Pennsylvania and ensured the support of the Iroquois for the British during the war. His papers consist of correspondence, financial records, muster rolls, legal documents, a bound ledger, and a journal of a 1750 trip to Onondaga. The manuscripts in this collection were originally bound into two volumes, and their folders retain their volume and page numbers. The order of items in the volumes was loosely chronological and this arrangement has been kept. (View full finding aid.)
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Conrad Weiser papers
creator
Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760., Author Weiser, Samuel, 1735-1794., Author
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PHi.0700
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1.33 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
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1741-1783
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This collection contains the papers of Conrad Weiser (November 2, 1696 – July 13, 1760), a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and became an Indian affairs agent and lieutenant colonel for the British forces in the French and Indian War. Weiser was responsible for negotiating many treaties with the Iroquois which transfered land ownership from the Native Americans to the colony of Pennsylvania and ensured the support of the Iroquois for the British during the war. His papers consist of correspondence, financial records, muster rolls, legal documents, a bound ledger, and a journal of a 1750 trip to Onondaga. The manuscripts in this collection were originally bound into two volumes, and their folders retain their volume and page numbers. The order of items in the volumes was loosely chronological and this arrangement has been kept.
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1924-1958
(Bulk: 1951-1955)
Creator:
Dallas, Constance H., 1902-
Extent: 19.2 linear feet (; 37 boxes, 2 volumes)
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Constance H. Dallas papers
creator
Dallas, Constance H., 1902-
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PHi.1984
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19.2 linear feet (; 37 boxes, 2 volumes)
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1924-1958
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1951-1955
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1704-1859 (bulk 1780-1800)
(Bulk: 1780-1800)
Creator:
Dutilh, Etienne, 1748-1810.
Wachsmuth, John Godfried, 1748-1828.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (; 4 boxes, 1 flat file)
Étienne Dutilh emigrated from France to Philadelphia in 1783 and one year later became involved in a string of merchant firms bearing his name. In 1790, Dutilh forged a partnership with John Godfried Wachsmuth and the pair operated the mercantile house of Dutilh and Wachsmuth. Their firm was mainly engaged in the trade of coffee and sugar with the West Indies, Asia, and several European countries, such as the Netherlands and England. The Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers span from 1704 to 1859 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1780 and 1800. The collection, which consists of four boxes, traces the activities of merchants Étienne Dutilh and John G. Wachsmuth and is rich in information about Atlantic shipping activities of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the papers are bills, receipts, and shipping invoices relating to the mercantile house. These financial records as well as cargo lists, correspondence, and legal documents offer insight into the trading that occurred in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries between the West Indies, North America, and Europe. About a quarter of the documents in this collection are in French. (View full finding aid.)
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Dutilh and Wachsmuth papers
creator
Dutilh, Etienne, 1748-1810. Wachsmuth, John Godfried, 1748-1828.
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PHi.0184
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1.5 linear feet (; 4 boxes, 1 flat file)
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1704-1859 (bulk 1780-1800)
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1780-1800
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Étienne Dutilh emigrated from France to Philadelphia in 1783 and one year later became involved in a string of merchant firms bearing his name. In 1790, Dutilh forged a partnership with John Godfried Wachsmuth and the pair operated the mercantile house of Dutilh and Wachsmuth. Their firm was mainly engaged in the trade of coffee and sugar with the West Indies, Asia, and several European countries, such as the Netherlands and England. The Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers span from 1704 to 1859 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1780 and 1800. The collection, which consists of four boxes, traces the activities of merchants Étienne Dutilh and John G. Wachsmuth and is rich in information about Atlantic shipping activities of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the papers are bills, receipts, and shipping invoices relating to the mercantile house. These financial records as well as cargo lists, correspondence, and legal documents offer insight into the trading that occurred in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries between the West Indies, North America, and Europe. About a quarter of the documents in this collection are in French.
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