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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1876-1961
Creator:
Barker, Charles R.
Extent: 17.4 linear feet
Charles Reed Barker (1875-1961) was a very active genealogist and historian in the Philadelphia area. The Charles R. Barker papers, 1876-1961, consist of diaries, scrapbooks, historic document abstracts/transcriptions, and a small amount of loose documents and ephemera. At the heart of the collection are Barker's diaries, which provide a comprehensive and intimate view of his daily activities over nearly three-quarters of a century, 1889-1961. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles R. Barker papers
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Barker, Charles R.
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17.4 linear feet
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Charles Reed Barker (1875-1961) was a very active genealogist and historian in the Philadelphia area. The Charles R. Barker papers, 1876-1961, consist of diaries, scrapbooks, historic document abstracts/transcriptions, and a small amount of loose documents and ephemera. At the heart of the collection are Barker's diaries, which provide a comprehensive and intimate view of his daily activities over nearly three-quarters of a century, 1889-1961.
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Old York Road Historical Society [Contact Us]
1848-1925
Creator:
Comfort, Charles L., 1835-1913
Extent: 3 linear feet
Charles L. Comfort (1835-1913) was a Confederate Civil War veteran who settled in Philadelphia and opened a business in botanical preparations and flavoring extracts. His second wife was Ellen Lister Dern. The Comfort-Dern family papers, 1848-1925, are a miscellaneous accumulation of papers primarily relating to Charles L. Comfort and his father-in-law Conrad Dern. It includes receipted bills, family correspondence, photographs, business accounts, Badger/Comfort family genealogical notes, and various family documents and ephemera. There are also small amounts of records from two clubs in which family members were involved: the Utah Club and the Men's Chapter of the Guild of the Church of Our Savior (Jenkintown). (View full finding aid.)
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Comfort-Dern family papers and memorabilia
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Comfort, Charles L., 1835-1913
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OYR.1999.001
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3 linear feet
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1848-1925
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Charles L. Comfort (1835-1913) was a Confederate Civil War veteran who settled in Philadelphia and opened a business in botanical preparations and flavoring extracts. His second wife was Ellen Lister Dern. The Comfort-Dern family papers, 1848-1925, are a miscellaneous accumulation of papers primarily relating to Charles L. Comfort and his father-in-law Conrad Dern. It includes receipted bills, family correspondence, photographs, business accounts, Badger/Comfort family genealogical notes, and various family documents and ephemera. There are also small amounts of records from two clubs in which family members were involved: the Utah Club and the Men's Chapter of the Guild of the Church of Our Savior (Jenkintown).
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Old York Road Historical Society [Contact Us]
1669-1980
Creator:
Cox, Robinson, and Ross families
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
The Cox, Ross, and Robinson families were important Pennsylvania families active in early Philadelphia and Bucks Counties, and later in the development of Hatboro in Montgomery County. The Cox-Robinson-Ross family papers, 1669-1980, include letters, financial and property records, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, and research materials documenting several generations. (View full finding aid.)
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Cox-Robinson-Ross family papers
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Cox, Robinson, and Ross families
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OYR.2012.032
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2.5 linear feet
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1669-1980
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The Cox, Ross, and Robinson families were important Pennsylvania families active in early Philadelphia and Bucks Counties, and later in the development of Hatboro in Montgomery County. The Cox-Robinson-Ross family papers, 1669-1980, include letters, financial and property records, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, and research materials documenting several generations.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1794-1989
Creator:
Fornance family
Extent: 26 linear feet (59 boxes and 4 volumes)
Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Like the elder Joseph, his son Joseph Fornance (1841-1923) and grandson Joseph Knox Fornance (1882-1965) were lawyers involved with politics. The Fornance family papers, 1794-1989, is an extensive collection of correspondence, ledgers, diaries, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and documents covering several generations of one family. Family members were involved in numerous matters over more than one-and-a-half centuries, so among other subjects, there is rich documentation of military service during the Civil War and World War I, the election of Woodrow Wilson, and early efforts at historic preservation (the Fornance family home is considered the oldest in Norristown). (View full finding aid.)
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Fornance family papers
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Fornance family
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HSMC.46
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26 linear feet (59 boxes and 4 volumes)
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1794-1989
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Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Like the elder Joseph, his son Joseph Fornance (1841-1923) and grandson Joseph Knox Fornance (1882-1965) were lawyers involved with politics. The Fornance family papers, 1794-1989, is an extensive collection of correspondence, ledgers, diaries, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and documents covering several generations of one family. Family members were involved in numerous matters over more than one-and-a-half centuries, so among other subjects, there is rich documentation of military service during the Civil War and World War I, the election of Woodrow Wilson, and early efforts at historic preservation (the Fornance family home is considered the oldest in Norristown).
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Conshohocken Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1890
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Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 4 linear feet
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences. (View full finding aid.)
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George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
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Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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CHS.15
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4 linear feet
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circa 1890
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The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1817-1927
Creator:
Holstein, George W., 1820-1908
Extent: 17 linear feet
George Washington Holstein, M.D., was a prominent citizen of Bridgeport in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was at times a burgess, postmaster, and school director. He was a Civil War veteran and long-time member of the Odd Fellows. The George W. Holstein family papers, 1817-1927, consist primarily of Dr. Holstein's journals, notebooks, essays, and correspondence. There are also some journals and papers from other family members. (View full finding aid.)
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George W. Holstein family papers
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Holstein, George W., 1820-1908
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HSMC.17
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17 linear feet
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1817-1927
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George Washington Holstein, M.D., was a prominent citizen of Bridgeport in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was at times a burgess, postmaster, and school director. He was a Civil War veteran and long-time member of the Odd Fellows. The George W. Holstein family papers, 1817-1927, consist primarily of Dr. Holstein's journals, notebooks, essays, and correspondence. There are also some journals and papers from other family members.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1891-1954
Creator:
Landes, Henry S., 1871-1950
Extent: 1.4 linear feet
Henry S. Landes (also spelled "Landis"), 1871-1950, was a historian in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Henry S. Landes papers, 1891-1954, consist primarily of historical research accumulated by Landes, with a small amount of personal papers. Major topics include the Revolutionary War and Landes/Landis family genealogy. (View full finding aid.)
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Henry S. Landes papers
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Landes, Henry S., 1871-1950
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HSMC.51
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1.4 linear feet
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1891-1954
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Henry S. Landes (also spelled "Landis"), 1871-1950, was a historian in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Henry S. Landes papers, 1891-1954, consist primarily of historical research accumulated by Landes, with a small amount of personal papers. Major topics include the Revolutionary War and Landes/Landis family genealogy.
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Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]
1875-1975
Creator:
Historical Society of Fort Washington (Fort Washington, Pa.).
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now a part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants and is a known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Historical Society of Fort Washington scrapbook collection, 1875-1975, is comprised of anonymous scrapbooks collected by the Historical Society of Fort Washington on topics of local history. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Fort Washington scrapbook collection
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Historical Society of Fort Washington (Fort Washington, Pa.).
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1875-1975
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now a part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants and is a known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Historical Society of Fort Washington scrapbook collection, 1875-1975, is comprised of anonymous scrapbooks collected by the Historical Society of Fort Washington on topics of local history.
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Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]
1832-2010
Creator:
Historical Society of Fort Washington (Fort Washington, Pa.).
Extent: 16.75 linear feet
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now a part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants and is known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Historical Society of Fort Washington subject files, 1832-2010, are on topics of local interest, such as churches, schools, and businesses; monuments and historic sites; battles and wars; family genealogies and genealogical research aids; mills and farms; etc. Most of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and secondary histories, but there are some pamphlets, photographs, and scattered primary materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Fort Washington subject files
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Historical Society of Fort Washington (Fort Washington, Pa.).
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HSFW.10
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16.75 linear feet
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1832-2010
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now a part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants and is known for its role in the Revolutionary War. The Historical Society of Fort Washington subject files, 1832-2010, are on topics of local interest, such as churches, schools, and businesses; monuments and historic sites; battles and wars; family genealogies and genealogical research aids; mills and farms; etc. Most of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and secondary histories, but there are some pamphlets, photographs, and scattered primary materials.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1841-1995
Creator:
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Winfield S. Hancock (1824-1886) was a decorated Union General in the Civil War, and a native of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Historical Society of Montgomery County Winfield S. Hancock collection, 1841-1995, includes papers from Winfield S. Hancock and his family members, as well as more recent materials relating to Hancock's tomb. The papers directly stemming from Winfield S. Hancock include letters and account books, and were primarily collected by Gen. Hancock's friend and attorney Benjamin E. Chain. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Montgomery County Winfield S. Hancock collection
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Historical Society of Montgomery County.
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HSMC.13
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2.5 linear feet
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1841-1995
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Winfield S. Hancock (1824-1886) was a decorated Union General in the Civil War, and a native of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Historical Society of Montgomery County Winfield S. Hancock collection, 1841-1995, includes papers from Winfield S. Hancock and his family members, as well as more recent materials relating to Hancock's tomb. The papers directly stemming from Winfield S. Hancock include letters and account books, and were primarily collected by Gen. Hancock's friend and attorney Benjamin E. Chain.
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Wissahickon Valley Historical Society [Contact Us]
1778-2011
Creator:
Historical Society of Whitpain.
Extent: 10.3 linear feet
Whitpain Township, one of the oldest townships of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was settled as early as 1685. The Historical Society of Whitpain local history collection, 1778-2011, contains newspaper clippings, ledgers and other manuscript volumes, pamphlets and ephemera, and original and copy photographs. It is covers various topics of local interest, including locally significant churches, organizations, historic buildings, schools, individuals and families. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Whitpain local history collection
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Historical Society of Whitpain.
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HSW.01
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10.3 linear feet
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1778-2011
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Whitpain Township, one of the oldest townships of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was settled as early as 1685. The Historical Society of Whitpain local history collection, 1778-2011, contains newspaper clippings, ledgers and other manuscript volumes, pamphlets and ephemera, and original and copy photographs. It is covers various topics of local interest, including locally significant churches, organizations, historic buildings, schools, individuals and families.
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Chestnut Hill Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1998
Creator:
Moak, Jefferson M.
Extent: 22.5 linear feet
Jefferson Moak is an archivist and historian whose interests include maps, genealogy, and Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia) local history. The Jefferson M. Moak Collection, circa 1998, consists of information on Chestnut Hill compiled by Moak while writing his Master's thesis for Temple University on colonial property in the Philadelphia area. (View full finding aid.)
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Jefferson M. Moak Collection
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Moak, Jefferson M.
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CHHS.2002.65
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22.5 linear feet
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circa 1998
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Jefferson Moak is an archivist and historian whose interests include maps, genealogy, and Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia) local history. The Jefferson M. Moak Collection, circa 1998, consists of information on Chestnut Hill compiled by Moak while writing his Master's thesis for Temple University on colonial property in the Philadelphia area.
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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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LMHS.17
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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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Pottstown Historical Society [Contact Us]
1862-1898
Creator:
Pottstown Historical Society.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet
The Pottstown Historical Society wars collection, 1862-1898, is comprised of documents relating to the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The Civil War records include muster rolls, clothing accounts, invoices, descriptive lists, and photographs, as well as two volumes of veterans' reminiscences. The Spanish-American War papers include photographs, a scrapbook, and research materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Pottstown Historical Society wars collection
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Pottstown Historical Society.
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2.2 linear feet
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1862-1898
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The Pottstown Historical Society wars collection, 1862-1898, is comprised of documents relating to the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The Civil War records include muster rolls, clothing accounts, invoices, descriptive lists, and photographs, as well as two volumes of veterans' reminiscences. The Spanish-American War papers include photographs, a scrapbook, and research materials.
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Radnor Historical Society [Contact Us]
1885-1972
Creator:
Radnor Historical Society (Pa. : Township)
Extent: 872 items
The Radnor Historical Society architectural drawings collection, 1885-1972, contains the records of a number of Delaware and Montgomery County (Pa.) and West Philadelphia residential developers, architects, and builders, much of which reflects the rapid suburban development of this area circa 1890-1930. The collection is organized in three series: I. Architectural drawings & prints. II. Maps, survey drawings and ground plans. III. Specifications and other manuscript project file materials. The collection is on loan to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, with the support of the Pew Charitable Trusts through its Museum Loan Program; contact the Athenaeum of Philadelphia to access this collection. (View full finding aid.)
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Radnor Historical Society architectural drawings collection
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Radnor Historical Society (Pa. : Township)
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872 items
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1885-1972
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The Radnor Historical Society architectural drawings collection, 1885-1972, contains the records of a number of Delaware and Montgomery County (Pa.) and West Philadelphia residential developers, architects, and builders, much of which reflects the rapid suburban development of this area circa 1890-1930. The collection is organized in three series: I. Architectural drawings & prints. II. Maps, survey drawings and ground plans. III. Specifications and other manuscript project file materials. The collection is on loan to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, with the support of the Pew Charitable Trusts through its Museum Loan Program; contact the Athenaeum of Philadelphia to access this collection.
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Pennypacker Mills [Contact Us]
1821-1980
(Bulk: 1860-1916)
Creator:
Pennypacker family
Extent: 100 cubic feet
Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker (1843-1916) served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1903-1907. A prominent Philadelphia lawyer, judge, and president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from 1900 to 1916, Pennypacker also authored more than ninety books and publications. The Samuel W. Pennypacker family papers at Pennypacker Mills, 1821-1980, is a well documented collection that reflects the interests of Samuel W. Pennypacker, his term as governor of Pennsylvania, the construction of the State Capitol, Pennsylvania history, family history, and Pennsylvania German culture. Pennypacker's papers include more than 25,000 letters received by Pennypacker, copybooks containing more than 13,000 letters he wrote, his notes and writings on his family genealogy, and documents Samuel collected for autographs, including more than 300 deeds of eastern Pennsylvania dating from 1682 to 1915. The collection also contains more than 1700 photographs of the family and places they visited, as well as postcard images of local sites in the Perkiomen region. There are also some materials created or collected by descendants of Samuel W. Pennypacker. (View full finding aid.)
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Samuel W. Pennypacker family papers
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Pennypacker family
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100 cubic feet
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1821-1980
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1860-1916
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Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker (1843-1916) served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1903-1907. A prominent Philadelphia lawyer, judge, and president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from 1900 to 1916, Pennypacker also authored more than ninety books and publications. The Samuel W. Pennypacker family papers at Pennypacker Mills, 1821-1980, is a well documented collection that reflects the interests of Samuel W. Pennypacker, his term as governor of Pennsylvania, the construction of the State Capitol, Pennsylvania history, family history, and Pennsylvania German culture. Pennypacker's papers include more than 25,000 letters received by Pennypacker, copybooks containing more than 13,000 letters he wrote, his notes and writings on his family genealogy, and documents Samuel collected for autographs, including more than 300 deeds of eastern Pennsylvania dating from 1682 to 1915. The collection also contains more than 1700 photographs of the family and places they visited, as well as postcard images of local sites in the Perkiomen region. There are also some materials created or collected by descendants of Samuel W. Pennypacker.
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