Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760. Papers, (1741-1760) 1783.
(225 items.)
Conrad Weiser was a Berks County farmer, tanner and president-judge who served as a colonial Indian agent and interpreter as well as Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the First Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment during the French and Indian War.

These papers contain correspondence, chiefly with Richard Peters, Pennsylvania provincial secretary, 1743-1760 and Captain Christian Busse, commander of Ft. Henry, 1756-1757, memoranda, official documents, muster rolls, accounts, and receipts on Weiser's affairs as Indian agent and soldier. The collection also contains original and photostat of Conrad Weiser ledger, 1746-1760, continued by son Conrad Weiser, Berks County farmer, 1773-1783; photostat of a copy of "A Journal of the proceedings of Conrad Weiser in his journey to Ohio," 1748; and "A Journal of the proceedings of Conrad Weiser in his journey to Onontago," 1750. In addition, the papers contain son Samuel Weiser, Berks County, correspondence, accounts, receipts, and draughts of land, 1760-1766.

Weiss family. Papers, 1733 (1780-1835) 1862.
(130 items.)
Jacob Weiss, Assistant deputy quartermaster general for Northampton County during the Revolution, who settled in Towamensing Township, Carbon County where he was a farmer, lumberman, and a founder of the Lehigh Coal Mine Company, the first anthracite coal mining company of the Lehigh region.

The collection includes miscellaneous quartermaster accounts, ca. 1778-1781; papers relating to Jacob Weiss and Jacob Weiss, Jr. coal mining interests, 1795-1832; Weiss family correspondence, 1780-1837; and miscellaneous receipts, legal papers, loose accounts, and draughts of land. The collection also contains "Smith Book on Cookery and Cures, making sundry Wines, etc." ca. 1810, photographs, and portraits.

"Smith Book on Cookery..." mostly in german.

Welsh, Herbert, 1851-1941. Collection, 1853-1934.
(39 linear ft.)
The collection is arranged in the following categories: correspondence, 1875-1934; Philippines, 1892-1925; Indian rights, 1877-1934; international arbitration, 1896; National Civil Service Reform League, 1881-1929; Philadelphia and National Municipal League, 1893-1896; Friends of German Democracy, 1914-1919; Syrian affairs, educational, religious, foreign missionaries, 1907-1916; Armenian affairs, 1896-1924; Waldensian affairs, 1907-1923; Society for the Protection of Forests, 1890-1929; public education, 1890-1891; John Welsh correspondence on the Centennial Exhibition, 1858-1886; post office political discrimination in Philadelphia, 1898; ballot reform in Philadelphia; 1890-1891; Honest Government Party, Dr. S.C. Swallow campaign in Pennsylvania, 1898-1899; Lincoln Independent Republican Committee, Pattison for Governor, 1890; Anti-Combine Committee, Pattison for Mayor, Philadelphia, 1895, Independent Committee, W. Redwood Wright for Treasurer, Philadelphia, 1891.

The arrangement continues with pure water and sanitation, Railroad Safety Commission, 1893; personal interest cases, 1873-1933; Welsh family correspondence, 1891-1926; Welsh foreign correspondence, 1873-1935; Welsh personal correspondence, 1863-1935; Welsh essays and speeches, 1863-1934; Welsh journals, 1898-1919; shorthand notes, n.d.; cancelled checks and bills, 1886-1920; invitations, greeting cards, announcements; broadsides and miscellaneous printed material, 1880-1925; lists of names and addresses of members of various organizations, n.d.; diaries, 1883-1928; letterbooks, 1886-1931; account books, 1854-1899; photographs, views, clippings.

The correspondence of Herbert Welsh, 1875-1934, with prominent men and women, including presidents of the United States, cabinet members, members of Congress, jurists, scientists, scholars, civic reformers, local and national political leaders. It contains material on a variety of political, social and economic subjects: Indian rights, anti-imperialism, international arbitration, League of Nations, Philippine annexation, scandals involving American soldiers, Turkish atrocities, Armenian massacres, Syrian relief and education, domestic and foreign missionaries, Waldensian Society and its evangelism in Italy, civil service reform, World War, establishment of the Friends of German Democracy, Centennial Exhibition, Society for the Protection of Forests, political corruption in Pennsylvania, reform movements in Philadelphia, education, sanitation, Audubon Society, Racial problems, arts, sciences, and local charities.

Welch, Emma Finney, b. 1855. Collection, 1714-1921.
(275 items.)
Emma Finney Welch was an antique pewter collector from Germantown.

"My Pewter Scrapbook," 1921, containing descriptions of individual pieces in her large pewter and Britannia ware collection, together with genealogical material on previous owners and makers, photographs of houses and gravestones of previous owners, and newspaper clippings, notes, and correspondence on pewter collecting. The papers also contain letters to Mrs. Welch, 1903-1921, on her pewter collection, loose notes regarding pewter, and collection inventories.

In addition, the collection contains Welch family papers, including: Jeremiah Bumstead, Boston mechanic, and sister, Sarah Bumstead, personal letters, 1714-1731, to their sister, Mrs. Abigail Lambert in Connecticut, providing spiritual encouragement; John Lambert, U.S. Representative and Senator from Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., family letters, 1807-1815, written from Washington, D.C., with reference to domestic affairs at his N.J. home; Lambert family papers, 1793-1837, primarily John and Hannah Lambert estate papers, which include George Larason account books, 1823-1837, as an administrator of the estate of his father-in-law; James Seabrook, Lambertville, N.J., miscellaneous legal papers and letters received, 1809-1840; and Phinney family papers, 1798-1885, including Asa Phinney, Canterbury Township, Windham County, Conn., farmer, expense account book, 1798-1806, and family letters received by Dr. Elisha and Lucas O. Phinney.

West, Benjamin, 1730-1813. Drawings and account books, 1790-1811.
(4 v.)
Benjamin West's drawings and sketches, ca. 1790-1807; and his accounts with his banker, Thomas Coutts, London, 1790-1804, 1810-1811.

Westcott, Esther Montgomery. Poetry album, 1812.
(1 v.)

Westcott, Thompson, 1820-1888. History of Philadelphia.

(1 linear ft.)

This manuscript of Thompson Westcott, editor of the Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch, is a continuation of the history of Philadelphia which appeared in that paper from 1867-1884. The published history brought the narrative to 1830; the manuscript is a detailed history of the city from 1830 to the consolidation of the city and county of Philadelphia in 1854.

Wetherill, Edward. Collection, 1822-1916.
(100 items.)
Miscellaneous collection of autograph letters, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia, gathered by Edward Wetherill, Philadelphia abolitionist, and wife Anna Thorpe Wetherill. One volume relates to the anti-slavery movement and contains letters to James Miller McKim, anti-slavery leader associated with the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and the Pennsylvania Freeman, 1853-1860, and letters from Mary Grew, Philadelphia abolitionist and suffragette, 1860, 1891.

Wharton family. Papers, 1679-1834.
(3 linear ft.)
Papers of the Wharton family, Philadelphia merchants: Thomas, Joseph, Charles, William and James Wharton.

For Thomas Wharton there are letterbooks, 1752-1759, 1773-1784; receipt books, 1755-1763, 1758-1763; book of patents and deeds of the Indiana Company, 1776; correspondence and business papers with a few additional documents, 1679-1820; patents and deeds, 1682-1834.

James Wharton came finally to concentrate in ship chandlery and the manufacture and sale of rope. Wharton joined various partners in his several undertakings of whom Enoch Story was one. For James Wharton there are accounts relate to the chandlery and rope walk businesses, but Wharton's interests in shipping ventures occasionally surface. The records include: daybooks, 1759-1777; journal, 1756-1761, 1768; sail loft journal, 1765-1768 with Robert Smith; ship chandlery ledgers, 1753-1758, 1761-1764; general ledger, 1761-1764, 1771, mostly chandlery and rope accounts; Quebec ledger, 1760-1761; account book of invoices and sales, 1752-1756, with [?]Usher; invoice book, 1756-1760, of ship chandlery to Philadelphia from London; receipt book, 1763-1776; cashbook, 1772, 1775. There is some loose material of incoming correspondence and accounts, 1756-1781, and receipted bills of Thomas Wharton, Jr., estate, 1776-1784.

The papers for Joseph, William and Charles include: Joseph Wharton ledger book, 1736-1793; William Wharton ledger, 1761-1803; Charles Wharton cashbooks, 1765-1771, 1771-1780; daybooks, 1768-1772, 1775-1785; invoice and memorandum book, 1774-1792; Charles Wharton account with William Wharton estate, 1805-1811; and letterbook of the firm of Baynton and Wharton, 1761.

There is also a receipt book for James C. Fisher.

Baynton and Wharton. Letterbook, 1758-1760.
(1 v.)
[John] Baynton and [Samuel] Wharton, Philadelphia merchants, letterbook, 1758-1760. Major correspondents are Robert Bulley, St. Johns, Newfoundland; Richard Neave, London; Sargent, Aufrere & Co., London; John Tillotson, Duck Creek, Cecil County, Md.; Gersham Williams, New Providence, Bahamas.

Wharton, Robert, 1757-1834. Record book, 1793-1806.
(2 v.)
Wharfage accounts, 1793-1795; alderman's court docket, 1797-1800; and civil dockets, 1805-1806.

Wharton, Thomas I. (Thomas Isaac), 1791-1856. Papers, 1664 (1812-1891).
(15 linear ft.)
Papers of Thomas Isaac Wharton chiefly on legal cases, estates, and Philadelphia properties in which Wharton was professionally interested: Franklin Fire Insurance Company, 1834-1851; Van Dyke v. Philadelphia (Kensington), 1857; Jay Cooke bankruptcy, 1875; Library Company of Philadelphia, 1871-1878; papers on the Wiccacoe Tract, containing abstracts of title, briefs, warrants, surveys, plans, 1664-1870; Pennsylvania Steam Ship Company, 1851; papers on the Civil Code, 1830-1836, of which Wharton was one of the commissioners; Griffith family estate papers, 1817-1847; Worth family estate papers, 1812-1891; surveys of the Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company, 1839.

White, William, 1748-1836. Manuscripts, 1765-1865.
(44 items.)

These papers of William White, first Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, include manuscript sermons: CXXVII, "Of Sinful Anger," and "Of Tribute, to Caesar and that to God," n. d.; certificates of consecration, 1770-1787; diplomas, 1765, 1781; and papers on William White lands and the administration of his estate, 1773-1865, including George W. Hunter, Philadelphia scholar, letterbook, 1856-1865, as administrator of the estate.

The collection also contains the draft and printer's copy of "Memoir of the Life of the Right Rev. William White, D.D.," 1839, with miscellaneous notes by Bird Wilson, D.D., professor of systematic divinity at the General Theological Seminary, New York.

Whiteman family. Papers, 1849-1856.
(49 v.)
A collection of small, handwritten, juvenile publications, the longest of which is "The Ladder," 1849-1853, of brothers John G., W[illiam] A., James G. and Horace Whiteman of Philadelphia, reflecting mid-nineteenth-century popular culture. The volumes contain articles on natural history, descriptions of exhibitions at the Franklin Institute and the Pennsylvania Museum, news items, poetry, satire, stories, puzzles, riddles, descriptions of 4th of July and Christmas holiday festivities, and illustrations in color. The papers also contain works attributed to a more mature John G. Whiteman, 1851-1856, amateur musician and leader of an orchestra that produced light operas: "Jack and the Bean Stalk: a Fairy Drama;" "The Queen of Hearts;" and operas "Blue Beard," "Lord Bateman," and "Miranda."

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Hymn, 1876.
(1 v.)
A hymn written by John Greenleaf Whittier to be sung at the opening of the International Exhibition of Art and Industry at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876. This copy is illuminated by Annie L. Wiley. There is also a letter of John G. Whittier to Mrs. Wiley, on her work in illuminating the hymn.

Willcox family. Papers, 1704 (1770-1850) 1895.
(6 linear ft.)
The Willcox family paper mill, Ivy Mills, established in 1729 in Concord Township, Delaware County, became a leading supplier of paper for Provincial, Continental, and Federal currency, as well as of banknote paper.

These papers of Thomas Willcox, son Mark, and grandsons, John and James M. Willcox, include: mill books, 1788-1841, which contain records of payroll and production; incoming business correspondence 1814-1842, from consumers and dealers in banknote paper, suppliers of rags and machinery, and others; miscellaneous receipts, receipted bills, bills, invoices, and legal papers, 1724-1837; samples of paper and watermarks, 1704-1858; and miscellaneous papers, 1786-1831, relating to land speculation. The collection also contains Nathan Edwards, shoemaker and tavern keeper of the Black Horse Tavern, Middletown Township, Delaware County, ledgers, 1729-1784; daybooks, 1776-1784; account book, 1774-1783; and bills, receipted bills, memoranda, and loose pages from ledgers and daybooks, 1743-1783.

Williams, Annabella, b. 1815. Papers, 1829-1831.
(3 v.)
Schoolbook, 1829-1830, with hand-drawn maps of states and poetry; commonplace book of poetry, 1831; journal, 1831, continued as a diary, n.d., of a Williams family trip from Philadelphia through New York to Cleveland and return through Pennsylvania, with descriptions of train and canal transport and sights en route.

Williams, Richard J. Genealogical notes, ca. 1907-1913.
(1 v.)
Transferred to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Dunbar, Elizabeth. Papers, 1808-1936.
(1 v.)
The collection consists mainly of typewritten copies of letters, testimonials, addresses, obituary notes, tributes of Africa Americans, bibliographical notes, mementoes, and sketches, gathered by Elizabeth Dunbar for a biography of Talcott Williams. Included are letters, 1933, addressed to Elizabeth Dunbar; papers on Morocco, the Muslim world, and related subjects.

Jones family. Account books, 1810-1874.
(17 v.)
Benjamin Jones and his sons, Andrew M. and Benjamin W. Jones, were Philadelphia iron merchants. Their papers relate primarily to the family-owned Hanover Furnace and Mary Ann Forge in Burlington County, N.J., as well as to Jones family real estate.

They include: Jones & Howell, Philadelphia iron merchants, receipt book, 1810-1811, continued by Benjamin Jones, 1810-1849, and by the executors of the estate of Benjamin Jones, 1849-1855; Benjamin Jones account book, 1818-1850 (continued after his death); cashbooks, 1822-1869 (continued after his death by the executors of his estate); daybook, 1821-1849; ledger, 1821-1849; letterbook, 1834-1847, including drafts by A.M. Jones, 1844-1851; A.M. Jones and A.S. Morris account book, 1849-1874, as executors of the estate of Benjamin Jones; Andrew M. Jones receipt book, 1822-1855, including receipts of Andrew M. Jones & Brother, 1837-1845, and A.M. and B.W. Jones, 1844-1849; Andrew M. Jones daybook, 1835-1854, and Andrew M. Jones & Brother daybook, 1837-1845; Andrew M. Jones ledger, 1823-1854, and Andrew M. Jones & Brother ledger, 1837-1845; Andrew M. Jones letterbook, 1823-1854, including drafts by Andrew M. Jones & Brother, 1837-1842, A.M. and B.W. Jones, 1842-1852, and Benjamin Jones; Andrew M. Jones letterbook, 1851-1861; Andrew M. Jones receipt book, 1864-1871, as administrator of the estate of William J. Taylor; Andrew M. Jones journal, 1839-1870, as executor of the estate of James Cooper.

The collection also contains Harvey Beck, Philadelphia merchant, receipt books, 1821-1843.

Willis, Robert, b. ca. 1713-1791. Diary, 1770-1789.
(1 v.)
The diary of Robert Willis, an itinerant Quaker, a mender of fishing nets, with daily entries giving accounts of his travels in England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1770-1774, and in the United States, 1774-1789. There is some account of Friends' meeting places Willis visited, people he met, social conditions, transportation facilities, and religious sentiments.

Wills and administration papers, 1697-1915.
(25 items.)
A collection of miscellaneous wills and administration papers for Matilda Anderson, Isaac Bartram, Clarissa M. Blodget, John R. Brown, Isabella Louisa Watson Brown, Eliza C. Deery, Mary A. Eckstein, Joseph Galloway, Thomas Goleborn, Ann Amanda Hailer, Abraham Hopper, Joseph Bonaparte Howell, Sarah Hulings, Jessie Hussey, Thomas Hynes, James Franzier Jacques, Elizabeth Lee, Randal Maliu, Katherine M. Moore, John Ogden, James Roberts, Thomas A. Rogers, Lizzie Rue, Paul Solomon Schwizk, John D. Shaeff, Edward Philip Snooke, Richard Thomas, John Wilkins, Jr., and Dunk Williamson.

Wilson, James, 1742-1798. Papers, 1718-1857.
(3 linear ft.)
Material on the early federal government and on James Wilson's business and professional activities: draft of the Constitution and a corrected copy of the same, 1787; notes of debates, resolutions, in the Constitutional Convention; drafts of treaties, memoranda on regulation of immigration, and establishment of the National Bank; business correspondence, 1773-1857, including a journal, July 9, 1794 to Aug. 26, 1794; letters and miscellaneous documents, 1770-1815; docket book, 1743-1768; commonplace book, 1767; deeds and wills, 1718-1785; surveys and maps of lands in Pennsylvania, 1737-1794; articles of agreement, bonds and accounts, 1794-1830; and letters of Mary Wilson Hollingsworth, 1801-1812.

Wilson, John, d.1798. Ledger, 1794-1803.
(1 v.)
This ledger contains the accounts of John Wilson's surveying and engineering work done for landholders, canal companies, farmers, in Scotland; continued by his wife, Judith, as domestic accounts after Wilson's death in 1798.

Wilson, John A., d. 1896. Diaries, 1859-1895.
(33 v.)
Diaries of John A. Wilson, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, reflect chiefly his personal and domestic affairs, and contain accounts of his income and expenses during the period. One volume contains notes on railroad engineering, 1859-1874.

Wilson, William B. Diaries, 1817-1871.
(4 v.)
The diaries of William B. Wilson, orthodox Quaker of Bendersville, Adams County, containing accounts of domestic affairs, farming, weather, Quaker meetings.

Wilson, William Hasell, 1811-1902. Papers, 1706-1900.
(ca. 100 items.)
These family papers include correspondence, genealogical notes, marriage certificates, 1706-1762, school certificates, 1753-1829, portraits and records of the Wilson, Allston, Gibbes, and Simons families.

Wilson, William Hasell, 1811-1902. Papers, 1855 (1889-1896) 1898.
(11 items.)
William Hasell Wilson was a civil engineer with, and president of, various Pennsylvania railroads.

These papers include William H. Wilson correspondence, 1855-1898, mainly on the history of the South Fork Dam, Cambria County, which broke during the Johnstown Flood of 1889; "Personal Reminiscences," 1896, describing incidents in Wilson's life from 1817 to 1896, mentioning childhood in South Carolina, with references to plantation life, activities with Pennsylvania railroads, and genealogical data; "War Reminiscences," n.d., describing Wilson's participation in defending the Pennsylvania Railroad during the Civil War.

Wilson, William W. Papers, ca. 1800-1840.
(ca. 100 items.)
Miscellaneous specimens of engraved banknotes, checks, commercial labels, etc; also pictures of Gloucester Iron Works.

Wistar family. Papers, 1717 (1730-1800) 1848.
(150 items.)
Caspar Wistar was a Philadelphia merchant and brass button maker who began a Salem County, N.J., glassworks in 1739.

The papers include Caspar Wistar's letterbooks, 1733-1737; letters to Wistar, 1732-1754; and glassworks account book, continued by son, Richard, 1743-1769. There is also an account book of the estate of Caspar's wife, Catherine Wistar, 1787-1789. In addition, the collection contains miscellaneous family and personal correspondence, mainly to Caspar Wistar's grandson, Thomas Wistar, Philadelphia merchant, 1783-1848, and from: Thomas' brother Dr. Caspar, Jr., while traveling in England and studying medicine in Edinburgh, 1783-1784, and concerning the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 1798; his wife Mary Waln Wister courtship letters, 1783-1787; and other relatives.

All Caspar Wistar material in german.

Wistar, Isaac Jones, 1827-1892. Memoirs, 1892.
(2 v.)
These memoirs describe incidents in the life of Isaac Jones Wistar, pioneering journeys through the wilderness of the western territories before the Civil War, life of pioneers and first settlers, and enterprises in hunting, gold mining, farming, Indian trade, lumbering, shipping, transportation, canals, railroads, finance, with details on the Middle West, California, Oregon, Alaska, and Mexico. Included are Wistar's reflections on government, accounts of his participation in the Civil War, and data on the genealogy and history of the Wistar family.

Wister, James W. Family papers, 1777 (1800-1870) 1890.
(620 items.)
The Wisters and related Miercken and Whitesides kin resided in Germantown and Philadelphia. Sarah Whitesides married Charles J. Wister, a Philadelphia merchant and amateur scientist; one of the children Charles J. Wister, Jr., also had scientific interests.

Among the Wister papers are: John M. Price estate receipts, checks, and other financial and legal papers, 1796-1837, Charles J. Wister, executor; "Gems of Thought," 1833-1835, a teacher's personal tutorial letters to Susan Wister, another child; Sarah Whitesides Wister receipted bills, 1839-1864; Charles J. Wister and Charles J. Wister, Jr., transit instrument notations and astronomical observations, 1834-1889; Charles J. Wister, Jr., letterbook, 1857-1870, containing letters to family and friends together with science and music articles, poems and memoranda.

Among the related family papers are Miercken family receipt book, 1786-1890, carried on by several generations, primarily for St. Peters Church pew rent; Henry Miercken, Cape François merchant, family letters, 1791-1807; Sarah Miercken Whitesides tax and rent receipt book, 1821-1837, continued by Harriet Whitesides, 1838-1841.

There are additional scattered letters, receipted bills and other accounts, photographs, and other family keepsakes.

Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804. Journal, 1777-1778.
(1 v.)
Journal written by Sarah Wister during the British occupation of Philadelphia, describes social life.

Published in the P.M.H.B., 9 (1885): 318-329, 463-473; 10 (1886): 51-60.

Wolf, George, 1777-1840. Correspondence, 1826-1836.
(3 linear ft.)
The papers of George Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania, relate to state administration and politics, including many letters from George M. Dallas, 1830-1835.

Wolsperger, Samuel. Letters, 1738-1756.
(35 items.)
Letters of the Rev. Samuel Wolsperger, Ausburg, Germany, to the Rev. Fresenius, theologian at the Court of the Landgrave of Hesse, on publication of books, religious matters, social and charitable activities.

Women's Dental Association of the United States. Record books, 1892-1921.
(2 v.)
Minutes, committee reports, and membership lists of the Women's Dental Association of the United States.

Wood, Walter. Papers, 1691-1910.
(ca. 100 items.)
Family papers, including deeds to Philadelphia properties, 1691-1910; correspondence of Peter Hahn, Philadelphia merchant, 1814-1831; certificates of stock in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, New Theatre, German Society, 1814-1821; mercantile agreement on Chinese trade in Canton, 1824; powers of attorney, and other items.

Wood, Walter. Papers, 1889-1894.
(ca. 100 items.)
These papers include patents, agreements, and correspondence on gasometers, cranes, and other mechanical implements in which Walter Wood was financially interested and which he purchased from inventors in America and Europe.

Woodhouse family. Diaries, 1818-1867.
(5 v.)
The pocket diaries include Commander Samuel Woodhouse memoranda while in Brazil, [1818]. In addition, there are diaries of Dr. Samuel Washington Woodhouse, naturalist and surgeon: 1849, of U.S. topographical expedition, under Captain L. Sitgreaves and Lieutenant I.C. Woodruff, to survey boundary between the Creek and Cherokee Indian Nations; 1860, of trip from Philadelphia to England and Scotland and return; 1867, of trip from New York to France and England and return. The collection also contains an account of sale at vendue on the farm of the late Samuel Woodhouse, Springton Forge, Chester County, with a list of articles, prices, and names of purchasers, 1853.

Woolman, John, 1720-1772. Papers, 1669 (1752-1800) 1830.
(29 items.)
John Woolman was a Mount Holly, N.J., Quaker minister who advocated the abolition of slavery.

These papers included John Woolman's spiritual autobiography, 1756-1770, which also contains his essay, "A Plea for the Poor." There are also John Woolman's daybook as a tailor, 1743-1746, continued as a ledger for his executorship of various estates, 1746-1765, and his dry-goods and other business ledgers, 1752-1798 (continued after Woolman's death). In addition, there are John Woolman letters, 1760-1772, to his wife and miscellaneous family legal papers, 1669-1830. The papers also contain Quaker preacher Elias Hicks letters, 1824-1827, to Woolman's grandchild Samuel Comfort, also a Quaker preacher, concerning the Society of Friends.

John Woolman's spiritual autobiography published in The Works of John Woolman, William A. Beardsley, ed.

World War, 1914-1918. Collection, 1915-1922.
(25 items.)
Mementos, scrapbooks, poetry, pictures, and other items reflecting activities during the World War.

Wroth, Peregrine. Transcripts, 1879.
(1 v.)
Excerpts from "Discovery of the Site of New Yarmouth," "The Old Maryland Line," and "Retrospection," unpublished writings on local history by Peregrine Worth, scholar and physician of Chestertown, Md.

Copied by James H. Carr, 1879.

Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817. Papers, 1718-1876.
(ca. 7,500 items.)
Jasper Yeates papers, 1764-1816, reflect his activities as a leading lawyer in Lancaster County, and as judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; they contain his notes on trials, evidence, arguments, depositions, and judicial opinions rendered in numerous legal cases. A large portion of the papers is his personal correspondence, 1780-1816, with noted men, such as Edward Burd, Thomas Hartley, Richard Peters, William Tilghman, and others, which deals with political events, public questions, congressional and administrative affairs; John Yeates papers, 1738-1865, relate chiefly to commerce, shipping between the Middle Atlantic colonies and Barbadoes, Antigua, and other islands in the West Indies; survey of Richard Hill's plantation in Philadelphia, by Jacob Taylor, 1718; Redmond Conyngham letters, essays, 1833; Peter Grubb estate papers, accounts, 1750-1759; Jasper Yeates Cunningham family papers, 1856-1876; chronology of the history of the world, from the creation to 1750; Yeates genealogical notes.

York County papers, 1738-1803.
(ca. 150 items.)
Miscellaneous material on local economic and political affairs: petitions, laws, deeds, and letters of prominent men.

Young, William. Family papers, 1745 (1800-1850).
(100 items.)
William Young was a Philadelphia bookseller and publisher who later established a paper mill at Rockland, New Castle, Del. The papers include Young's receipt book, 1819-1822, as treasurer of Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry. There are also miscellaneous deeds and other legal papers, 1745-1850, about his property, "Whitehall," on Spring Garden Street, and the Rockland estate. Other family papers are: receipt book, 1839-1846, of his son, William Wallace Young; newspaper extracts about his granddaughter Agnes Young McAllister and the 1819 Atlantic Ocean crossing of the steamship Savannah; memorabilia of a trip to Europe, 1841; family memoir, n.d.

Zinzendorf, Nicholas Lewis von. Papers, 1732-1741.
(7 items.)
Transferred to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Milbourne, Thomas. Testimonies, 1681.
(1 v.)
An Abstract of abbreviation of some few of the many (later and former) testimonies from the inhabitants of New Jersey and other eminent persons who have wrote particularly concerning that place : to contradict the disingenuous and false reports of some men who have made it their business to speak unjustly of New Jersey and our proceedings therein. -- London : Thomas Milbourne, 1681.

Handwritten transcript by Mrs. John R. Bartlett, 1874.

Library of Mrs. John Carter Brown, Providence, R.I.

Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885. Collection, 1794-1808.
Letters, records, and copies of correspondence gathered by Peale from the papers of his father, Charles Willson Peale relating to the founding, in 1794, of the Columbianum and its subsequent failure, as well as the founding and early years of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Included are copies of C.W. Peale's correspondence with Robert Fulton concerning an exhibition of Benjamin West's paintings, 1807; and a brief exchange of letters between C.W. Peale and West; 1808.

Some correspondence handwritten transcripts, 1877.

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791. Papers, 1778-1780.
(1 v.)
Record of bills drawn on the Commissaries between France and the United Colonies by Francis Hopkinson while he was treasurer of the Continental Loan Office.

Irish Land Commission. Reports, 1702-1705.
(1 v.)
Statutes affecting the restoration of forfeited estates in Ireland following the rebellion of 1641, with minutes of the Commission established for that purpose.

Contemporary transcript in several hands.

American Colonization Society. Biographical catalogue of the portrait gallery, 1866.
(1 v.)
Biographical sketches of the 41 sitters for portraits collected by the Colonization Society, 1836-1866, including name of artist.

Roberts, Samuel W., 1811-1882. Notebook, 1830-1832.
(1 v.)
Account by Samuel W. Roberts, as engineer for the Allegheny Portage Railroad, of its construction, including notes on surveys, building specifications, lists of contractors, estimates of costs.

Ludewig, Hermann E. (Hermann Ernst), 1809 or 10-1856. Papers, 1853.
(1 v.)
"The Literature of American Local History. Second Supplement. Pennsylvania," an annotated bibliography, was prepared by Hermann Ludewig, a New York lawyer and bibliographer, to supplement his privately printed The Literature of American Local History; a Bibliographical Essay. (New York: The Author, 1848) and The Literature of American Local History. First Supplement; New York. (New York: R. Craighead, 1848).

Vicary, John. American Naval Signals, 1798-1800.
(1 v.
An explanation of flag signals by Captain John Vicary.

Paxton Volunteers. "Apology of the Paxton Volunteers, 1764.
(1 v.)
Draft of an unpublished pamphlet which blames Quakers in the Pennsylvania Assembly for attacks upon frontier settlements during the French and Indian War and for the massacre of Conestoga Indians in December, 1763. Continues with copies of depositions, 1764, detailing the losses of settlers.

Appel, Charles D. Diary, 1865.
(1 v.)

Charles D. Appel's diary, 1865, as conductor on the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad and in charge of the special car which conveyed the remains of Abraham Lincoln from Washington to Springfield.

Ashmead, John, 1738-1818. Log and journal, 1797-1798.
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Log and journal, 1797-1798, of John Ashmead of the fourth voyage of the India from Philadelphia to Batavia and return with weather accounts and other nautical notations.

Ashmead, Lehman P. Journals, 1841-1845.
(2 v.)
Journals of Lehman P. Ashmead, a midshipman with the United States Navy from 1841 to 1845, of a cruise on the U.S. Frigate Constitution commanded by Captain Philip F. Vorhees from Portsmouth, N.H., to the Mediterranean and from Brazil to Norfolk, Va.; lists of vessels of the United States Navy, notes on naval flag signals and storage and equipment of the Congress, and a selection of poetry and songs.

Association, club, and society records, 1764-1937.
(110 v.)

Asylum Company. Minutes, 1794 (1802-1804).
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The Asylum Company was founded by Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and others in 1794 to settle and improve tracts of land in Pennsylvania and to establish a colony for French refugees. After the bankruptcy of both Morris and Nicholson, the company was reorganized by a group of Philadelphia merchants in 1801.

Included here are two of the original articles of agreement, 1794, and the minutes and list of shareholders of the reorganized company.

Atlee, Samuel John, 1739-1786. [Journal extract], 1776.
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This journal extract contains details of a battle between the British and Continentals.

Autograph Collection, 1813-1904. (27 v.)
Collection of autograph and sentiment books of: Sarah Coates, 1813-1814; J. Pattison, 1816-1818; Susanna Longstreth, 1823-1852; R.N. Paxson, 1824-1828; Frances McGregor, 1825; Mary Wells, 1825-1838; Susan L. Watson, 1831-1833; Ann Lippincott, 1835; Rhoda Ann Hampton, 1837-1852; Almira Roberts, 1839-1842; Annie Wells Fisher, 1847-1853; Sally Bridges, 1849-1863; William E. Stokes, 1851-1860; Mary Anna Hughes, 1855; Henrietta N. Taylor, 1855; Helen N. Price, 1857-1880; Almira Galliard, 1859-1884; Josephine Griffith, 1862-1864; Harriet I. McCluen, 1862-1879, 1864-1892; Anna McCluen, 1879-1904; Alexander Mullen, 1880-1886. Also included are: autographs of members present at a dinner for Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark, U.S.N., 1904; autographs of prominent Philadelphians, 1705-1797; autographs of members of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1874; Edward A. Groves collection of autographs and photographs of celebrated musical and traditional celebrities, 1859-1864; letters of medical men of Pennsylvania, 1747-1887; autographs of delegates to the Pennsylvania constitutional conventions, 1837-1838, 1872-1873; letters of French statesmen and soldiers associated with the American Revolution, 1778-1819.

Backhouse, Richard, 1793. Account book, 1775.
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Accounts of Richard Backhouse, contractor of provisions for the Revolutionary army.

Wilson, John. Bahamas Islands report, 1783.
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Report of Lieutenant John Wilson, of the British army, on the military state and defenses of the Bahamas Islands; also data on the origin, number, customs, and occupations of the inhabitants and on their general economic condition.

Bank of Pennsylvania. Minute book, 1793-1842.
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Minutes of stockholders of the Bank of Pennsylvania; names of officers and directors.

Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. Record book, 1884-1890.
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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company's record of mortgage bonds and convertible script, Samuel W. Bell, trustee.

Stone, Frederick Dawson, 1841-1897. Bibliography of the 4th of July, 1876.
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Annotated proof copy of the bibliography of the Fourth of July materials in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Biddle, Clement, 1810-1879. Papers, 1769-1896.
(600 items.)
Entry cancelled; see collection #1792A.

Billon, Frederick Louis, 1801-1895. Research notes, ca. 1876-1887.
(200 items.)
Research notes of Frederick L. Billon concerning: the number of slaves in each state in 1790; election returns in 1796; census returns for Philadelphia, 1800-1810, list of Philadelphia residents by street from city directories, 1795-1816; biographical material on several 18th and 19th century Philadelphians; city maps, 1885, 1887, and newspapers.

Great Britain. Board of Trade. Papers, 1675-1782.
(28 linear ft.)
Records of the Councils on Trade and Plantations created by Charles II, beginning in 1675, and continued by the Board of Trade, commissioned by William III in 1696. Prior to 1696 the records were assembled by a committee of the Privy Council but were then transferred to the first permanent secretary of the Board of Trade, William Popple, who served until 1709. Popple was followed by his son, William Popple, Jr., 1709-1722, and by his grandson, Alured Popple, 1722-1737. Thomas Hill, 1737-1758, John Pownall,1753-1776, and Richard Cumberland, 1776-1782, served as secretaries until the board was dissolved in 1782. Generally the secretary was assisted by a chief clerk, several minor clerks, or writers, and a solicitor. The board met at least twice weekly during most of the 18th century

William III charged the board with "promoting trade of the kingdom and inspecting and improving the plantations in America and elsewhere." To this end, the board reviewed colonial legislation and the reports and correspondence of colonial governors and others.

These materials as well as their actions and replies are included. Each royal colony had its own file. Proprietary colonies such as Pennsylvania and company-charter colonies such as Rhode Island were grouped together under the heading of Plantation General. Some of these materials are included in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's transcriptions.

Transcriptions prepared by B.F. Stevens in London, 1895-1905.

Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of the United States. Banquet papers, 1880.
(100 items.)
Invitation responses and letters about the banquet of the Shoe and Leather Trades of Philadelphia for the Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of the United States, held on November 17, 1880, Alexander P. Brown, banquet committee chairman. The collection includes an invitation, menu, and a list of toasts.

Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. [Land Agreement], 1788.
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Agreement in which John Cleves Symmes transfers two million acres of land between the Great Miami, the Little Miami, and the Ohio Rivers in Ohio to Elias Boudinot; with maps of the tract.

Handwritten transcript of agreement, ca. 1886.

In Boudinot Papers.

Braddock Expedition. Papers, 1754-1755.
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Papers concerning Edward Braddock's expedition and defeat by French and Indian forces near Fort Duquesne including: lists of British army officers present, killed and wounded; diary of proceedings of Commodore Augustus Kepple detachment of seamen with account of Braddock's defeat; anonymous report sent to King George IV; Governor Horatio Sharpe letters, 1754-1755; and maps and plans.

Handwritten copies, ca. 1852.

List of officers published in the P.M.H.B., 32 (1908): 499-501.

Hildeburn, Charles Swift Riché, 1855-1901. Correspondence, 1893-1895.
(70 items.)
Correspondence of Charles R. Hildeburn, much with Robert Ludlow Fowler, on the reprinting of William Bradford's Laws of New York (1694).

Bright, A.L. Notes, 1900.
(6 v.)
A.L. Bright's biographical notes on French officers connected with the American Revolution.

Brill Car Company. History of war material production, 1919.
(2 v.)

Jones, Charles. Papers, 1671-1689.
(50 items.)
A small collection of accounts current, bills of exchange, powers of attorney, and some correspondence reflecting the trade of Charles Jones, merchant of Bristol, England with settlers in the Delaware Valley. Prominent in the papers are William Frampton, Jones's, agent in Philadelphia, and Thomas Taylor, master of Jones's ship.

Hildeburn, Charles Swift Riché, 1855-1901. Collection, 1760-1777.
(70 items.)
A miscellaneous collection of documents, copies, and abstracts collected by or made for Hildeburn and organized to reflect some of the activities of the British Army in North America.

Included are an account of liquor given Indians, 1765-1766; subsistence records for officers in New York, 1771; returns of prisoners taken by the Americans, 1775-1777; paroles issued to British officers, 1775-1777; as well as copies and abstracts made for the collector from British Army records. Included, too, are some early references to the fur trade in western Pennsylvania, 1767-1768.

Relief and Employment of the Poor. Contributor's daybook, 1767-1768.
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Daybook of the contributors to the Relief and Employment of the Poor, recording receipts and disbursements for outdoor relief.

Bucks County (Pa.) Register, 1682.
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Register of persons residing in Bucks County including freemen, children, servants, time of servants' freedom and wages, with date and ship by which freemen and servants arrived in America.

Hills, John. Survey, 1799.
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Survey of Edward Burd's property, Ormiston Villa, on the bank of the Schuylkill River, showing land use and cultivation.

Burnside, James. Correspondence, 1778-1779.
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James Burnside was Quartermaster at Morristown, N.J., during the Revolutionary War.

Correspondence of James Burnside with army officers, government officials, and others on the events of the Revolutionary War.

Bush Hill Estate. Survey, 1814 and plan, 1824.
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Robert Brook survey, 1814 and Joseph H. Siddel plan, 1824

Camden and Gloucester Counties (N.J.) Poll books, 1856.
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Voter lists for Camden and Gloucester counties, N.J. Also a personal "poll book" kept by George M. Robeson, showing party affiliations of voters in Gloucester, N.J.

Cammerhoff, John Christopher Frederick, 1721-1751. Letters, 1747-1748.
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Excerpts from letters of John Christopher Frederick Cammerhoff, addressed to Nikolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf on early Moravian settlements in Pennsylvania; includes a biographical sketch of Cammerhoff and wash drawings of Gnadenthal, Bethlehem, 1784, Donegal Township, Gemeinhaus in Lebanon township, and Gemeinhaus in Oley, Bucks County, all presumably by John W. Jordan.

Coleccion de canciones patrioticas..., 1814.
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Collection of anti-Napoleonic songs, published in Cadiz, sent to Robert Waln, Jr. of Philadelphia by Thomas R. Tunis in 1815. Included in Waln's translation of the first song, "Spaniards, Run to Arms..."

South Carolina and Georgia Loan subscription list, 1781.
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List of Philadelphia subscribers for a loan to the citizens of South Carolina and Georgia, George Meade, treasurer.

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796. Surveys, 1771, 1774.
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Anthony Wayne's survey of West Chester County lands belonging to West Jersey Society and the Thompson estate; also William Cleever land, Upper Merion, Montgomery County, 1771.

Chief justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania collection, 1712-1910.
(50 items.)
Autograph letters of the chief justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania with portraits by Albert Rosenthal.

Lewis, Thomas D. Journal, 1807-1808.
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Journal kept by Thomas D. Lewis on board the China Packet on voyage from Philadelphia to Madras and Calcutta and return.

Church Records, 1737-1847.
(8 v.)

Almshouse (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, (1767-1768), 1837.
(3 v.)
The City Almshouse and infirmary, established in 1732, provided "shelter, support, and employment for the poor and indigent, a hospital for the sick, and an asylum for the idiotic, the insane, and the orphan." Successor institutions that have carried on its services have been Blockley Almshouse, Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia Hospital for Mental Diseases (Byberry), Home for Indigent (Holmesburg).

The record books are: ledger, 1767-1768; statistics, 1837, for the women's part of the Almshouse, listing name, age, birthplace, slave or free, marital status, probable cause of poverty, temperance habits, and employment, with comparative summaries for males and females.

United States. Army Commissariat. Account book, 1861-1865.
(1 v.)
Records of supplies and provisions furnished by the Commissary Department during the Civil War.

Clement, John, 1818-1894. Collection, 1616-1884.
(9 linear ft.)
Deeds, indentures, surveys, and other papers collected by John Clement, judge and antiquarian of Haddonfield, N.J. The manuscripts pertain largely to Gloucester County, N.J., but include some documents for Pennsylvania lands.

The New Jersey material consists of: deeds, 1677-1852; indentures, 1681-1884; warrants and surveys, 1616-1865; copies of maps and drafts; notes, maps, and memoranda on Newton Township; Newton Township town meeting minutebook, 1724-1822, with records of indentures and stray livestock; Camden City abstracts of titles with maps; copy of Pennsylvania Proprietary surveys in New Jersey. Also included are Pennsylvania deeds and indentures, 1681-1853.

Coates, Samuel, 1711-1748. Ciphering book, 1724.
(1 v.)
Copybook of Samuel Coates, Philadelphia merchant; continued as account book, 1733-1749, then invoice book, 1758.

Pennsylvania. Tax returns and accounts, 1832-1856.
(2 v.)
Miscellaneous returns and accounts for taxes largely in Crawford and Erie counties.

University of Pennsylvania. Accounts, 1762-1788.
Account of cash collected in England for the College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) and the College of New York (Columbia University) by William Smith and James Jay. Ledger, 1763, 1780-1788, of the College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) largely for mortgage, rent, and other investments, with some repair and tutorial accounts.

Collin, Lewis. Stagecoach book, 1795.
(1 v.)
Record of stagecoach house opposite City Tavern, containing names of passengers and destinations.

Irwin, Matthew. Accounts, 1777-1779.
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Accounts kept by Matthew Irwin at Morristown, N.J., as Commissary during the Revolution.

Pennsylvania. Committee of Assembly. Receipt book, 1777-1780.
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Receipts of money paid out by the Pennsylvania state treasurer on orders of the Committee of Assembly.

Tilton, Edward G., d. 1861. Logbook, 1822-1824.
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Edward G. Tilton was a midshipman in the United States Navy.

The logbook is a record of voyages on the Congress, commanded by Captain James Biddle, from Norfolk, Va., to the West Indies, 1822 and from Wilmington, Del., to South America and return, 1823-1824; also voyage of Grampus commanded by John D. Sloat, from Hampton Roads, Va. to the African coast, 1824.

Congressional Record. Subscription list, 1788-1789.
(1 v.)