Indigent Widows and Single Women's Society of Philadelphia. Papers, 1823-1862.
(400 items.)
The Indigent Widows and Single Women's Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1817 by Sarah Ralston, a Quaker. She organized this charitable organization for women of good "Christian" character. The name was eventually changed to the Ralston House when the organization admitted men.

Correspondence, 1824-1862, account books, and other business papers.

Isabella Furnace (Chester County, Pa.) Papers, 1880-1921.
(33 linear ft.)
Correspondence and business papers of Isabella Furnace, one of the last charcoal burning furnaces in the United States.

Jenkins, Charles Francis, 1865-1951. Collection, 1762-1807.
(500 items.)
Autograph letters of members of Old Congress.

Jones, Andrew M. Papers, 1833-1883.
(1,600 items.)
Andrew M. Jones was a Philadelphia merchant.

The papers of Andrew M. Jones contain correspondence, and bills and receipts on stocks, bonds, dividends, and real estate owned by Jones.

Miller, Joseph, d. 1798. Docket book, 1794-1815.
(1 v.)
Continuance docket of the Supreme Court of Kent County, Del., kept by Joseph Miller, one of the lawyers admitted to practice before the Court. It is continued by John Fisher, another lawyer, as political and personal memoranda, 1802-1815.

King, Duncan. Papers, 1820.
(1 v.)
Manuscript by Duncan King of a proposed botanical and agricultural monthly.

Masters family. Estate papers, 1746-1850.
(3 linear ft.)
Business papers on the estates of William Masters and Mary Masters Ricketts, and genealogical notes on the Penn-Masters families including: bills and receipts, 1830-1856; real estate papers, 1808-1853; trustee account books, 1832-1856; check books, 1834-1848; and legal documents, 1840-1859.

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872. Papers, 1863-1869.
(33 v.)
Letters and telegrams sent and received by General George Gordon Meade, 1863-1865; proceedings of board for recommending brevet promotions, 1866; testimony of Meade and Butler on battle before Petersburg, 1864; records, 3d Military District of the South, 1868-1869.

Moore, James Clark. Papers, 1683-1830.
(88 items.)
Papers for James Clark Moore and William Colmer Moore include early surveys of Pennsylvania lands including the first draft of a survey for Germantown, and cashbook for Richard Peters, 1755-1758.

Newhall, Walter Symonds, 1841-1863. Letters, 1862-1863.
(2 v.)
Letters of Walter Symonds Newhall while serving in the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Newton family. Papers, 1799-1903.
(450 items.)
Letters, journals of trips abroad, manuscript sermons, and notes on church activities of the Reverend Richard Newton and the Reverend R. Heber Newton.

Philadelphia (Pa.). City Council. Minute book, 1789-1793.
(1 v.)
Minute book of the City Council of Philadelphia containing the "Act of Incorporation," May 12, 1789, and meeting minutes, 1789-1793.

Contemporary copy.

Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. Papers, 1812-1847.
(1 v.)
Papers of Richard Rush include: letters to James Madison, 1812-1831, many written during Madison's presidency offering suggestions about appointments to office and later ones discussing politics and contemporary events; letters to Mrs. Madison, 1820-1847; and letters of Mrs. Rush.

Science and Art Club of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1880-1944.
(4 v.)
Lists of members; correspondence, 1880-1943; and minutes, 1911-1944.

Shoemaker, Rebecca. Papers, 1780-1786.
(1 v.)
Letters and diaries of Rebecca Shoemaker and of her daughters Anna Rawle and Margaret Rawle, loyalists during the American Revolution.


Society for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships, Their Widows and Children. Records, 1765-1923.
(7 linear ft.)
The papers of the Society for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships, Their Widows and Children include minute books, 1765-1922; dues books, 1768-1922; and other similar records.

Universalist Church of Philadelphia. Records, 1820-1920.
(7 v.)
Minute book, First Universalist Church, 1875-1879; minute books, Second Universalist Church, 1820-1893, 1906-1920; secretary's book, Sunday School Association, Second Universalist Church, 1844-1867; minute book, Universalist Church of the Restoration, 1893-1906.

Barr, Samuel Victor, 1863-1946. Collection.
(300 items.)
Family notes, photographs, correspondence, on Samuel Price, his services in the Navy during the Civil War, and his later life as a marine engineer.

Building and Loan Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1871-1909.
(3 linear ft.)
Jenkintown Building and Loan Association minute book, 1878-1909; Logan Square Building and Loan Association account books, minute books, ledgers, and journals, 1871-1886; and Humboldt Building and Loan minute book, 1876-1880.

Butler, Thomas, d. 1945. Papers, n.d.
(12 items.)
Teacher's certificates and diplomas granted to Rev. Thomas Butler.

Camac, William Masters, 1802-1842. Estate papers, 1799-1860.
(4 v.)
William Masters Camac will, 1841-1842; brief of title to real estate in the county of Philadelphia belonging to the Camac's estate; and papers, 1852-1860, on the estate of Camac and Mary Ricketts, 1799-1859.

Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1885-1899.
(21 linear ft.)
The Citizen's Permanent Relief Committee was a local philanthropic group which aided the sufferers in many disasters between 1878 and 1900, notably the Charleston Earthquake, 1885, the Johnstown Flood, 1889, the Russian famine, 1892-1893, and the Armenian massacres in 1896. During the Spanish-American War the Committee under the name National Relief Commission, helped soldiers, sailors, and their families.

Correspondence, business papers, magazines, clippings, applications for relief, treasurer's reports, minutes, investigations and field reports related to each disaster for which the committee provided relief.

Cresson, John Elliott. Diary, 1795-1796.
(3 v.)
Diary, 1795-1796, of John Elliott Cresson, relates the daily happenings in the life of a Philadelphia Quaker.

Curtis, John. History of Grand Opera in Philadelphia, 1922.
(7 v.)

Dorland, W.A. Newman (William Alexander Newman), 1864-1956. History of the Second Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry, 1775-1917.
(2 linear ft.)
The Second Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry was organized in 1775, disbanded in 1850, and reorganized in 1896.

Published in P.M.H.B., 46-79 (1922-1954).

Flagg, Josiah Foster, 1828-1903. Papers, 1821-1859.
(87 items.)
Diary, 1849, and letters, 1849-1855, of Josiah Foster Flagg on a trip to California and residence there during gold-rush days. There are letters, 1821-1824, of Adin G. Croft and a diary of John Foster Brewster Flagg, 1859, kept during a trip to Europe.

Girard College. Letters, 1884-1946.
(ca. 300 items.)
Letters to Dr. John S. Boyd, 1884-1894, superintendent of admissions and indentures at Girard College, include: letters recommending admittance of certain boys to the college; letters from businessmen reporting favorably or unfavorably upon boys employed; and letters from former students telling of their life after leaving the college, 1942-1946.

Hamilton & Hood. Records, 1803-1863.
(12 linear ft.)
Hamilton & Hood were Philadelphia wholesale grocers and wine merchants. This firm was preceded by two firms: Lentz & Hood, 1803-1806, and Hamilton & Drew, 1805-1810.

The records include: correspondence, and financial records, 1808-1838. The account books for Hamilton & Hood are: wastebooks, 1814-1825; daybooks, 1813-1833; ledgers, 1816-1832; receipt books, 1816-1833; letterbook, 1824-1837; and miscellaneous accounts, 1816-1837.

Also included are: business and personal correspondence and accounts of the two partners, John Hamilton, 1809-1833, and John M. Hood, 1819-1848; account books for Lentz & Hood, 1803-1807; accounts, 1805-1807, of Hamilton & Drew.

Papers of John Hamilton include: daybooks, 1804-1819; ledgers, 1808-1828; receipt books, 1804-1833; letterbook, 1809-1813; and Robert Harris' account as guardian of the children of John Hamilton. Papers of John M. Hood include: daybooks, 1819-1847; ledger, 1831-1840; receipt books, 1806-1848; and Eliza Hood's receipt book for the Estate of John M. Hood.

Jones, Andrew M. Papers, 1833-1883.
(600 items.)
Personal correspondence, bills, and receipts of Andrew M. Jones, Philadelphia merchant.

Konkle, Burton Alva, 1861-1944. Papers, n.d.
(2 linear ft.)
Burton Alva Konkle was a prominent Pennsylvania historian and biographer.

This collection includes manuscript notes on his work, particularly on the lives of George Bryan and John Motley Moorhead.

McMaster, John Bach, 1852-1932. Collection, 1889.
(100 items.)
John Bach McMaster, a prominent historian, was employed to write the history of the Johnstown Flood Relief Commission.

This collection contains the maps, proclamations, letters and printed histories gathered to further the work.

Martin, John, 1789-1854. Notes on British painters, engravers, and architects.
(2 v.)
Short notes by John Martin on the artists of Great Britain who died in the period between 1816 and 1835.

North American Land Company. Records, (1793-1810) 1898.
(200 items.)
The North American Land Company had interests in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Some of those associated with the company include: James Greenleaf, Robert James, Tobias Lear, Robert Morris, John Nicholson, Benjamin Tilghman, and James Wilson.

North American Land Company minutes, 1795-1805; correspondence, 1765-1874; land records including descriptions, maps, deeds, 1793-1898; financial records including daybooks, ledgers, receipt books, 1795- 1876.

Paschall family. Papers, 1734-1875.
(50 items.)
Wills, deeds, and other papers on the estates of Paschall and related families as well as notebooks and poetry of Ann Sellers, George Sellers, and Mary Frances Paschall.

Pearce, Harry B. Collection, 1689-1836.
(44 items.)
Miscellaneous legal and business papers including letters addressed to William Till, a Philadelphia merchant, 1735-1742, and legal and business papers for Andrew and William Hamilton of Philadelphia, 1736-1803.

Penington family. Papers, 1764-1882.
(9 linear ft.)
Papers of the Penington family include: account books, 1769-1826, of the sugarhouse of Edward Penington and son Edward Penington; observations on the making of sugar; correspondence and business papers, 1840-1862, of John Penington, rare book dealer; and diary, 1827-1841, of Henry I. Baird.

Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform League. Papers, 1881-1935.
(6 linear ft.)
The Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform League was a voluntary organization whose purpose is to strengthen civil service laws particularly in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

Correspondence and reports of the Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform League, 1881- 1935.

Naval Order of the United States. Pennsylvania Commandery. Papers, 1895-1925.
(1.5 linear ft.)
Minute books, accounts, and lists of members of a local branch of a patriotic organization, the Naval Order of the United States.

Philadelphia Board of Trade. Papers, 1880-1941.
(15 linear ft.)
Entry cancelled; see collection #1791.

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1854-1921.
(1.5 linear ft.)
The Philadelphia Cricket Club was founded in 1854.

Minutes, 1854-1879; annual reports, 1883-1921; year books, 1883- 1911; material on international cricket matches, 1868, 1872; and reports, 1878-1880, of the Chestnut Hill Cricket Club.

Philadelphia Vacant Lots Cultivation Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1895-1928.
(5 v.)
Scrapbooks and minutebooks of the Philadelphia Vacant Lots Cultivation Association, an organization that helped the poor secure and cultivate gardens on the vacant lots of the city.

Scott, Hannah L. Papers, 1903-1909.
(ca. 200 items.)
Personal and household receipted bills of Hannah Scott, a member of a prominent Philadelphia family.

Kuesel, Mary H. Stillwell. Correspondence, 1893-1933.
(82 items.)
Correspondence of Dr. Mary H. Stillwell Kuesel, pioneer woman dentist, on the Association of American Women Dentists.

Stoddard, J.K. Collection, 1870-1930.
(3 linear ft.)
Personal and business letters written to various members of the Newhall family of Philadelphia.

Willard family. Papers, 1730-1880.
(100 items.)
Legal and land papers on the Willard family of Hartford County, Conn. Included is a journal of the Newington School, 1828, giving information on students, daily assignments, and credits earned.

Wilson, William Hasell, 1811-1902. Papers, 1779-1900.
(ca. 250 items.)
Entry cancelled; see collection #725A.

Hamilton, James, 1710-1783. Papers, 1733-1783.
(ca. 60 items.)
Official papers of James Hamilton, mayor of Philadelphia and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, include: his commissions as prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and bond for the same; personal account book, 1768-1782; cashbook, 1739-1757; letterbook, 1749-1783; daybook, 1759-1783; instructions from the proprietaries; miscellaneous papers on Pennsylvania and the Penns; and some surveys.

Butler family. Papers, 1771-1900.
(8 linear ft.)
Pierce Butler resigned his commission in Her Majesty's 29th Regiment in 1773 and devoted his life to planting and politics. From 1778 to 1782 and from 1784 to 1789, he was a representative in the South Carolina state legislature. He disregarded the planter-merchant group in politics, championing the democrats of the back country. He pushed for reform of representation, removal of the state capital, and revaluation of property. As a delegate to the Federal Convention, he proposed a strong central government with property as part of the basis for representation. He was the author of the fugitive slave clause. Though strong in the back country, his support waned in the tide waters. He resigned from politics in 1806 and retired to his plantations in South Carolina.

These papers concern Major Pierce Butler, his estate, and his heirs. The family members represented include: Sir Thomas Butler, Sir Richard Butler, Sarah Middleton Guerard, Benjamin Guerard, Mary Izard Brewton, Miles Brewton, Mary Brandford Bull, Elizabeth Izard Blake, Mary Middleton Butler, Thomas Butler, Pierce [Mease] Butler, Sarah Butler Wister, Owen J. Wister, Frances Butler Leigh, and James W. Leigh.

The papers include South Carolina legislature papers, 1775-1805; U.S. Congressional papers, 1789-1800; Bank of the United States papers, 1801-1819; Georgia plantation managers' correspondence, including George Hooper, 1786-1803, Roswell King, 1802-1830, Roswell King, Jr., 1815-1854, Alexander Blue, 1847-1859, and James M. Couper, 1879-1885; plantation crop and livestock reports, 1800-1884; shipping agents' correspondence and accounts, including Harrison & Latham, 1807-1834, Simon Magwood, 1814-1829, John McNish, 1815-1826, Chisholm & Taylor, 1825-1835, and William Lawton, 1847-1857; slave lists, 1775-1815; birth and death lists, 1800-1834; transactions, 1780-1804; wills and estate papers for above-mentioned family members, 1771-1860; deeds and leases, 1782-1786, 1801-1812, 1833-1840, 1865-1886; Pennsylvania property correspondence and receipts, including Armstrong County, 1818-1838, Bedford and Cumberland Counties, 1804-1821, Huntington County, 1766-1819, Indiana County, 1815-1821, Jefferson County, 1824-1836, Lycoming County, 1797-1818, and Northumberland County, 1802-1809; Georgia property correspondence, including St. Simon's Island, 1891, Hampton, 1894, and General's Island, 1895-1900; and lawsuits involving Major Pierce Butler, 1780-1830, 1864-1881.

Adelman, Seymour. Collection, 1787-1884.
(12 items.)
Miscellaneous papers collected by Seymour Adelman include: letters, 1797-1800, from Rufus King to Major Lennox on assistance to American sailors stranded in England; list of articles required to be sent to Algiers as tribute, 1799; journal of Benjamin Eakins, 1883-1884; short letters by General W.H. Taylor, 1836, Robert E. Lee, 1864, Millard Fillmore, 1836, James Anderson, 1849. The collection also contains prints by Felix O.C. Darley, n.d.

Apprentices Library (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1813-1945.
(6 linear ft.)
Apprentices Library was the first free circulating library in America, founded in 1820. The records include: minute books of the Board of Managers, 1834-1937; minutes of the Committee on Attendance, 1830; minutes of the Committee for a Girls Library, 1842-1847; minutes of the Library Committee, 1858-1945; record book, 1820-1821; cash ledgers, 1925-1935; correspondence on the library; bookplates; and miscellaneous papers on the library.

Apprentices Library (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1923-1946.
(200 items.)
Reports of Librarian, Book Committee, and Board of Managers, with some additional miscellaneous records.

Ashhurst family. Papers, 1704-1874.
(50 items and 7 v.)
Papers of the Ashhurst and Hazlehurst families of Philadelphia and Burlington County, N.J., include mostly personal letters, diplomas, certificates, but include 2 letters from Alexander Hamilton, 1793, and a letter from Henry Clay, 1816. The books comprise account and memorandum book, 1850-1873, of the Clover Hill estate at Mount Holly purchased by Lewis K. Ashhurst in 1850; receipt book of Samuel Hazlehurst, 1830-1849; notes on sermons heard by L.K. Ashhurst, 1831-1835; and private account book of Lewis K. Ashhurst, 1847-1874.

Biddle and Craig family. Papers, 1779-1837.
(800 items.)
Correspondence primarily about Mrs. John Craig, mother of Jane Craig Biddle, containing material about the Biddle and Craig families.

Biddle and Craig family. Papers, 1748-1866.
(100 items.)
Papers of Margaret M. Craig correspondence, 1776-1814, including letters to and from her daughter, Jane Craig Biddle, and her son-in-law, Nicholas Biddle; Jane Craig Biddle, incoming correspondence, 1818-1840; miscellaneous correspondence, including letters by George Whitefield, clergyman, 1748-1757, Charles Biddle, 1799-1819, and James S. Biddle, 1833, 1851; and miscellanea.

Bonnaffon family. Papers, 1897-1912.
(2 v.)
Logbook of Edmund W. Bonnaffon, Paymaster, United States Navy, 1896-1897, describing life in Alaska, 1897; register of allotments aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts, 1903; invitations, clippings, and souvenirs of E.W. Bonnaffon, as well as two letters to Captain Sylvester Bonnaffon, 3rd, Paymaster, United States Army, 1912.

The Pennsylvania Four Minute Men. Records, 1917-1919.
(ca. 200 items.)
The Pennsylvania Four Minute Men was organized to provide men for theaters and other rallies to make short speeches on various designated topics concerning the war. They also participated in the Liberty Loan campaigns.

The records include: correspondence, 1918-1919; schedules, 1918-1919; and notes on speeches and many printed releases dealing with local war activities.

Cadwalader family. Papers, 1630-1900.
(300 linear ft.)
The principal divisions are the papers of General John Cadwalader, Phineas Bond, General Thomas Cadwalader, Judge John Cadwalader, General George Cadwalader, Dr. Charles E. Cadwalader, and the Honorable John Cadwalader, Jr.

The papers of General John Cadwalader include: material on the Trenton-Princeton campaign; letters of George Washington, 1776-1778; Cadwalader's memorandum book, 1776-1777; letters of Thomas Wharton; documents relating to the Cadwalader-Reed controversy; James McHenry letters, 1781; an Alexander Hamilton letter, 1783; revolutionary matters; family papers; papers of Cadwalader Evans, 1735, and Joseph Rose, 1737; and an account book.

The correspondence of General Thomas Cadwalader is broad in scope and embraces letters of many prominent persons. It is rich in family letters and contains material on the Port Folio, the Assembly, clubs. Included are letter books, 1812-1840. His military papers relate mainly to the War of 1812, covering the services of Philadelphia troops, Aug.-Dec. 1814. In 1817 he took over the management of the Penn family affairs in America. Material collected by earlier agents was placed in his hands. This included many of William Penn's own files on the lower counties, as well as manuscripts collected later to substantiate Penn's claims. Many of the Penn family's original deeds relating to their interests in Pennsylvania are included here, as well as agreements for the Mason-Dixon surveys. The coverage of the Penn agency is very broad. Included in it is voluminous correspondence of the Penns starting with Thomas Penn. Many drafts, surveys, and maps are in the collection.

Another large category of General Thomas Cadwalader's papers reflects his career as a lawyer. Richest of all the material preserved here are the George Croghan papers, 1744-1782. These papers deal with Croghan's life as Indian trader, Indian agent, and land speculator. They include a number of his journals, and letters from Sir William Johnson, the Franklins, Gates, Gage, Monckton, Trent, the Whartons, Lord Dunmore and many soldiers and traders of the frontier. Many other cases dealing with the affairs of prominent persons and concerns of General Cadwalader's times are included, notably those concerning the American Iron Company and the West Jersey Society.

Judge John Cadwalader's papers relate principally to the law cases he handled prior to his elevation to the bench. In addition, there is material of interest relating to President Buchanan. Present also are Judge Cadwalder's letter books, 1830-1859.

Phineas Bond, the British consul, is represented by papers, much of biographical interest, Revolutionary material primarily relating to the affairs of Judge William Moore of Moore Hall, as well as many law cases. Bond represented English concerns having interests in this country. Many of these cases he passed on to his nephew, General Thomas Cadwalader.

General George Cadwalader's papers furnish information on military subjects, 1834-1865, are rich in militia affairs, include information on the "Awful Riots of 1844," day-by-day coverage of the Mexican War, and much excellent Civil War material. His interests as a sportsman in yachting and duck shooting are well represented, as are his extensive farming and cattle-raising activities in Maryland. Business interests include papers relating to the Baltimore and Philadelphia Steamboat Company, 1840-1878; estate papers, many inherited from his father, General Thomas Cadwalader; and railroad and mining interests.

Dr. Charles E. Cadwalader's papers consist principally of extensive historical and genealogical notes on the Cadwalader and allied families, as well as photographs of family portraits, relatives, and family houses.

Among certain miscellaneous items not included in the above items are account books of John Moore, 1710-1717; John Kearsley, 1711-1720; John Cadwalader, 1711-1724; Patient Usher, 1737-1741; Dr. Phineas Bond, 1758-1759, 1762-1769; and Dr. Thomas Cadwalader, 1767-1768.

Also included is the correspondence of Richard Peters. The correspondence includes incoming letters and drafts of Peter's outgoing letters, concerning the editorial projects, legal and political affairs. The major correspondent is Joseph Story, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, but there is correspondence with many other judicial and public figures, including Henry Clay, John Marshall, Charles Sumner, and Roger Brooke Taney.

Chew family. Papers, 1739-1768.
(ca. 250 items.)
Entry cancelled; see collection #2050.

Civil War papers.
(ca. 500 items.)
Entry cancelled; see collection #1546.

Clark, Ephraim. Papers, 1779-1886.
(2 linear ft.)
Correspondence, legal papers, and account books of Ephraim Clark, a Philadelphia real estate agent. A few early items relate to Bedford County.

Coles family. Papers, 1762-1887.
(ca. 600 items.)
Letters, documents, and business papers of Edward Coles, abolitionist and second governor of Illinois. Also included are: correspondence, 1810-1868, consisting of letters primarily from his family and contain information on: the War of 1812; Washington, D.C. during James Madison's administration; Coles's business activities, 1833-1868; and slavery. Also included are: autobiographical sketch; speeches on slavery; essays on the emancipation of his slaves, 1827; Russian trade documents; and account books. There is a small group of correspondence for his son, Edward Coles, Jr.

Croghan, George, d. 1782. Papers, 1754-1808.
(200 items.)
Letters and documents on George Croghan's work with the Indians.

Photostatic copies.

Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Papers, 1791-1880.
(ca. 1,400 items.)
Correspondence of Alexander James Dallas and George Mifflin Dallas. Included among George Mifflin Dallas' papers are letters to his wife Sophia Chew Nicklin Dallas, 1831-1857; letters from his wife and their children; the manuscript of the life he wrote of his father, Alexander James Dallas; and letters received by George Mifflin Dallas, 1813-1864.

Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Letters, (1819-1831) 1852.
(82 items.)
Letters to Samuel D. Ingham, many of which were written during the first two years of the Andrew Jackson administration, 1829-1831, while Dallas was U.S. District Attorney at Philadelphia and Ingham was Secretary of the Treasury. They concern financial difficulties, political patronage recommendations, and running commentary, at times in code, on political affairs and personalities in Pennsylvania and the nation. Principle issues discussed are the tariff, nullification, the Bank of the United States, and the Margaret (Peggy O'Neale) Eaton affair which led to the resignation of Ingham. There is a long letter, September 17, 1829, which Ingham, in slightly revised form, used as the administration reply to Nicholas Biddle in an argument about the Bank of the United States.

Edmonds, Franklin Spencer, 1874-1945. Papers, n.d.
(ca. 60 items.)
Papers of Franklin Spencer Edmonds, lawyer, educator, and author, including: an essay entitled "Progressive Education in the Nineteenth Century;" and correspondence and notes about his papers on Albert H. Smyth, George Davidson, John G. Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Fisher, Sidney George, 1809-1871. Diaries, 1834-1871.
(9 linear ft.)
The diaries of Sidney George Fisher, Philadelphia lawyer and gentleman, whose interests included local history, agronomy and national politics. The diaries give a portrait of the social, political and economic life of Philadelphia and its people. Nicholas Biddle, Pierce Butler, George Cadwalader, and the Fisher and Ingersoll families are among the prominent Philadelphians scrutinized.

Included are the Mount Harmon diaries, recording his enthusiastic although not altogether successful efforts to operate his Maryland farms.

Published in A Philadelphia Perspective : The Diary of Sidney George Fisher Covering the Years, 1834-1871. \ N.B. Wainwright, ed. (Philadelphia : Historical Society of Pennsylvania), 1967.

Portions also published in P.M.H.B., 74-89 (1952-1965).

Fort Necessity (Pa.) Papers, 1932-1943.
(ca. 200 items.)
Notes, pamphlets, letters and plans on the efforts to make Fort Necessity a national monument.

Harrison, George L., b. 1874. Papers, 1946.
(7 v.)
George L. Harrison was a man of leisure who concerned himself with civic affairs and hunting.

This papers consist of manuscripts entitled "Memories of Sixty Years" and "Extracts from the Journal of Edward Waln," written by George L. Harrison, civic leader and sportsman. The first mentioned work is autobiographical in nature and mainly deals with hunting and shooting in western America, Canada, Mexico, Africa, and Scotland. The journal of Edward Waln presents a lively picture of the life of a well-to-do man who was interested in politics and country life, 1861-1887.

Edward Waln journal transcript made by George L. Harrison, 1946.

Harrison, George L., b. 1874. "Philadelphia as I remember it, 1875-1950."
(3 v.)
These volumes present a picture of Philadelphia social life from the perspective of this prominent Philadelphian.

Hobbs, Henry J.P. Papers, 1937-1946.
(ca. 300 items.)
Pamphlets, letters, and notes, relating to the activities of Henry J.P. Hobbs, a civilian in England during World War II and the years immediately before and after.

Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946. Papers, 1926-1939.
(2 linear ft.)
Manuscripts of articles and books, and correspondence related to articles and books, by Joseph Jackson, a prominent Philadelphia historian. Topics include George Cruikshank and George Lippard.

Laurence, Thomas. Papers, 1684-1759.
(100 items.)
Correspondence and business papers primarily of Thomas Laurence, prominent merchant and mayor of Philadelphia.

Lumberman's Exchange (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1886-1905.
(5 v.)
Papers of the Lumberman's Exchange, a Philadelphia business association, including: a scrapbook of social events, 1886-1905; and minute books, 1887-1891, 1893-1894. Also, the minute book, 1893-1894, of the Retail Lumber Merchants' Protective Association, an organization formed to combat price cutting in the lumber trade.

Lycoming Mining Company. Records, 1891-1938.
(21 linear ft.)
Minute books, 1891-1938; ledgers, 1892-1938; letter books, 1893- 1938, of Lycoming Mining Company in Lycoming County.

Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906. Correspondence, 1859-1886.
(ca. 200 items.)
Correspondence relating to John Hill Martin's history of Chester and to his historical sketches of Bethlehem.

Midland Mining Company. Records, 1880-1939.
(19 v.)
Midland Mining Company was a coal mining company located in Clinton and Centre Counties.

Letterpress books, 1880-1939; geological reports, 1880-1895; and stock ledger and daybook, 1892-1931, of Midland Mining Company.

Noyes, Stephen H., 1881-1932. Papers, 1913-1925.
(ca. 300 items.)
Captain Stephen H. Noyes served as an aviator in World War I. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Letters, orders, maps, photographs, and instruction books.

Pennsylvania. National Guard. Regiment, 20th. Records, 1877.
(2 v.)
Orders, letters, and muster rolls of the 20th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, Colonel S. Bonnaffon, Jr., commanding, on strike duty at Wilkes-Barre, July 29-September 19, 1877.

Pennsylvania. Board of Wardens for the Port of Philadelphia. Papers, 1881-1908.
(ca. 400 items.)
Letters and reports of the administrative body responsible for the Port of Philadelphia. Includes anchorage regulations and anchorages, harbor lines, harbor defenses, depth of water in harbor, docks and wharves, and obstructions in the river.

United States. Federal Civil Works Administration. Historical records survey reports, 1934-1940.
(1.5 linear ft.)
Preliminary reports on the holdings of the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Berks County, the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Historical Society of Frankford, by the workers of the Federal Civil Works Administration; reports on the records of some older Philadelphia business houses and on the municipal records of Norristown, Pottstown, and Conshohocken; workers' manuals, 1940's, of the Works Progress Administration; lists of records found in preliminary surveys of Philadelphia by the Federal Civil Works Administration, 1934; and list of city and county records of Philadelphia prepared by the Works Progress Administration, 1938.

Garden Club of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records, 1904-1962.
(6 linear ft.)
The Garden Club of Philadelphia was organized in 1904 for the purpose of "promoting an interest in gardens, their design, and management."

Charter, 1907; minute books, 1904-1937, 1944-1962; "yearbooks," 1904-1953, which are scrapbooks of miscellaneous correspondence, some minutes and committee reports, transcripts of lectures and poems read at meetings, photographs, clippings; additional lectures delivered at meetings, 1905-1936; and annual meeting reports, 1904-1936. One small group of papers deals with the Club's participation in the Women's Land Army of America, 1917-1918, and agricultural reconstruction in France in 1918.

Ringgold Brass Band. Musical scores, ca. 1870-1880.
(ca. 150 items.)
Musical scores used by a local band.

St. David's Church (Radnor, Pa.) Records, 1705-1961.
(6 linear ft.)
St. David's Church is an historic Episcopal church located in Radnor.

Parish records, 1705-1805; record book, 1820-1894; rector's record, 1833-1900; minute book, 1894-1921; correspondence, 1734-1905; and drawings for the construction of the Parish House.

World War II Collection, 1938-1949.
(20 linear ft.)
Organized in three series. The first section consists of correspondence, pamphlets, press releases, photographs, and posters presented by volunteer and community organizations. Included are: America First Committee, Philadelphia chapter, releases, pamphlets, correspondence, and ephemera, 1939-1941; Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, Conyers Read, Philadelphia chairman, correspondence, 1939-1941; Fight for Freedom Committee, Philadelphia chapter, correspondence, 1939-1941; and a number of smaller groups of materials representing, for example, the Anti-defamation League, the American Palestine Committee, Fellowship House of Philadelphia, the American Friends Service Committee, the Friends of the Spanish Republic, and several Afro-American, German-American, and Italian-American organizations.

The second section consists of press releases and speeches prepared or distributed by the Office of War Information, 1942-1944. Much concerns agreements achieved by the Office of Price Administration and is arranged by product groups.

The third section contains the records of the United Service Organization of Philadelphia, an organization offering recreation and assistance to members of the armed forces and their families. The Philadelphia United Service Organization was the result of a 1941 cooperative agreement among the Jewish Welfare Board, the Y.M.C.A., the Y.W.C.A., the Salvation Army, Travelers' Aid, and the National Catholic Commission Services. The section includes: administrative and financial records of the United Service Organization Council, 1941-1947; Stagedoor Canteen, administrative and operational records, statistical records, programs, and photographs, 1942-1947; Jewish Welfare Board, minutes, correspondence, and financial records, 1941-1948; Labor Plaza, minutes and committee reports for this facility providing outdoor entertainment for servicemen and women, 1943-1946; subsidiary organizations operated by the United Service Organization, reports and receipts, 1942-1947; and letters written in answer to those sent by a letter-writing group at St. Mark's Church in Philadelphia, 1943-1945.

In late 1942 the Historical Society of Pennsylvania solicited materials to form an artificial collection which would document the war effort of a number of community and social service agencies. The result is a miscellaneous and uneven group of papers presented over a number of years by the organizations and their officers.

Swift family. Papers, 1716-1857.
(ca. 400 items.)
Family and business papers of the Swift family from Philadelphia and Bucks County. Most of the letters are personal, but some show business conditions in the West Indies, 1820-1850.

Herndon, John G. (John Goodwin), b. 1888. Papers, 1945-1946.
(ca. 100 items.)
Dr. John G. Herndon's papers on the efforts to have Philadelphia made the headquarters of the United Nations.

United States Centennial Commission. Papers, 1872.
(1 v.)
Letters of the Executive Commission; copies of letters written by W.P. Blake primarily on the proposed sale of stock in the Exhibition of 1876.

Wheatley Dramatic Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Papers, 1860-1921.
(4 v.)
The Wheatley Dramatic Association was a Philadelphia amateur theater group, organized in 1860. It disbanded in 1880.

Programs and clippings and some subsequent material which shows the continuing interest of E.S. Hulfish in the theater.

L.H. Alden and Company (Aldenville, Pa.) Records, 1829 (1848-1883).
(9 linear ft.)
L.H. Alden and Company was a leather-tanning company and the single industry of Aldenville, Wayne County.

The collection includes store records, wage contracts and payments, factory accounts, and grist mill accounts. There are a few records, 1829, of the library at Windham, N.Y.

Baldwin Locomotive Works. Records, 1834-1868.
(39 linear ft.)
The Baldwin Locomotive Company was founded by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831. In 1926 the Company moved from Philadelphia to Eddystone.

Included in these papers are letter books, 1842-1866; letter book of Matthias W. Baldwin, 1837-1839; of the New York office, 1865-1867; of Gilead A. Smith, New York office, 1861-1865; and of Matthias W. Baldwin, 1834-1841; day books, 1835-1866; journals, 1839-1867; ledgers, 1839-1867; cash books, 1839-1867; receipt book, 1849-1854; loans ledger, 1866-1868; apprentices books, 1854-1868; charge books, 1846-1849, 1853-1867; charge book for shop work, 1858-1859; orders book, 1853-1858; goods received book, 1855; extra orders book, 1854-1869; specifications books, 1836-1843; John Gulliver's American Systematic Beneficial Society, 1856-1858. The books cover every activity of the firm for the first 35 years of its existence.

Cope family. Papers, ca. 1800-1925.
(475 v.)
Thomas Pym Cope was already an established Philadelphia merchant in 1821 when he began the first regular packet line between Philadelphia and Liverpool. The business continued throughout most of the nineteenth century, with the company name changing as successive generations assumed responsibility. The shipping company section here is primarily a record of the business conducted out of Liverpool where the packets unloaded cotton, flour, wheat, turpentine, resin, and bark, and took on salt, pig iron, tin, and ash. The line also developed a sizable passenger business.

Business records of Thomas P. Cope and Sons, Cope Brothers, Philadelphia Steam Tow Boat Company, and associated business firms; shipping business predominates. There are many letter books and a few miscellaneous items, including memorandum books, estate and family accounts.

Cope family. Papers, 1787-1908.
(12 linear ft.)
Organized in three series: business papers, Cope family papers, and related family papers. Business papers arranged by name of ship and number of voyage.

Business papers include captains' letters, cargo books, bills of lading, disbursement vouchers, passenger lists and tickets, bills for ship maintenance, seamen's articles of agreement, orders for wages, and various other papers. Additional series in this section consist of "domestic letters," 1844-1884, requesting steerage tickets, together with some instructions for shipping materials. "Foreign letters," 1854-1863, are mostly from Tapscott, Smith & Co., Cope's passenger agents in Liverpool. Brown, Shipley & Co. acted as assignee and agent in Liverpool, and there is a group of Brown, Shipley & Co. letters, 1829, 1836-1874, reporting on unloading, sales, and loading of goods, and market conditions. There are further miscellaneous financial papers, cancelled checks, passenger certificates and lists.

The Cope family section contains random correspondence and other papers of several members: Thomas P. Cope correspondence concerning the charter and location of Haverford School, 1831, the commission to enquire into the best means of conveying merchandise from the wharves to the Broad Street rail road, 1835, and the Irish Relief Committee, 1847; Thomas P. Cope receipt books, 1789-1792, 1806-1810; Francis Reeve Cope incoming letters from James S. Cox concerning the state of Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company affairs, 1867, and from others concerning later personal and philanthropic business, 1902-1903; Francis R. Cope personal receipt book, 1847-1892, Penn Normal and Agricultural School, S.C., contribution records, 1901-1908, and receipted bills, 1906; sundry family estate papers with letters and documents concerning property in Dauphin, Centre, and Susquehanna Counties; Pleasant family estate account books, 1838-1862; letters from Rebecca Drinker, Samuel Reeves and his heirs regarding payments from estate monies. The Reeves letters have further interest because of the story they tell of Samuel C. Reeves, from the witnessing of his father's death, through a troubled adolescence, to his adult struggles with drinking and finding occupation.

The bulk of the section of papers from related families appears as a result of Francis R. Cope's marriage to Anna S. Brown, daughter of Jeremiah. Jeremiah and Moses Brown were commission merchants in textiles and other "domestic goods" coming to them primarily from Boston, Providence and New England mills, but also from Wilmington and Baltimore. The incoming correspondence, 1814-1819, and invoices, receipted bills, and accounts, 1815-1819, are from manufacturers among whom are: Almy, Brown & Slater, Providence; Lyman, Tiffany & Co., Boston; David Our & Co., Wilmington; and Sterling Manufacturing Co., Providence. Occasional letters from purchasers and a small group of letters from Moses to Jeremiah concern the sale of merchandise to western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and other markets of the interior. Later Brown family papers consist of Susan S. Brown diary, 1893-1909, recording her medicinal treatments, and cancelled checks, 1885-1896. Henry Sandwith Drinker correspondence, 1787-1810, with his father Henry Drinker and his father-in-law James Smith reveals continuing disputes between the families, seemingly inspired by young Drinker's financial incompetence.

Rosengarten and Denis (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, 1818-1853.
(36 linear ft.)
Business papers of the firm, Rosengarten and Denis, Philadelphia chemists; contains some correspondence with family and friends.

Some family correspondence in German.

Grubb family. Papers, 1834-1869.
(6 linear ft.)
Contains papers on the St. Charles Furnace, 1854-1861; Henry Clay Furnace, 1852-1853; Manada Furnace, 1837-1862; and Chestnut Hill ore bank, 1851-1865; Union Canal boat permits, 1849-1850, and the correspondence of Clement B. and Edward B. Grubb, 1834-1869.

Hahn, Peter. Papers, 1802-1834.
(75 items.)
Legal and business papers, 1802-1834, of Peter Hahn, Philadelphia merchant. Included are letters from New York and Liverpool, England, telling of business conditions in 1829, and a few plans of properties.

Murray family. Collection, 1837-1853.
(ca. 150 items.)
This collection contains correspondence, 1837-1853, addressed to Joseph D. Murray, postmaster at New Hope, and to his son Thomas, on business affairs, particularly the lumber trade; bills of lading of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, White Haven, 1838.

Great Britain. Board of Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. Lists, 1771-1772.
(10 items.)
Lists of the quantities of different commodities shipped by and into various American ports.

Photostatic copies.

Charles D. Barney and Company. Letters, 1933-1934.
(100 items.)
Form letters sent out by Charles D. Barney and Company, a New York stock brokerage firm, advising investors and commenting on political and market trends.

Lardner, Alexander. Account books, 1830-1847.
(9 v.)
Alexander Lardner was a Philadelphia stock broker.

Yeates family. Papers, 1733-1894.
(3 linear ft.)
Business and social correspondence, financial accounts, and miscellaneous papers of the Yeates, Burd, and allied families.

Point No Point (Philadelphia, Pa.) Land title papers, 1726-1873.
(50 items.)
Deeds and briefs of title to land situated at Point No Point on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

Queens County (N.Y.). Loan Office. Record book, 1770-1778.
(1 v.)
Records of loans on real estate.

Briefs of title, 1820-1900.
(9 linear ft.)
A collection of papers tracing the titles of various pieces of real estate in Philadelphia.

Fairman family. Papers, 1671-1828.
(75 items.)
Deeds, orders for surveys, originating in the Fairman family of Philadelphia. Many of the orders for surveys are signed by Thomas Holme.

Cheyney, Waldron J., 1831-1906. Papers, 1853-1906.
(56 items.)
Waldron J. Cheyney, who served as secretary of the Board of Awards, Centennial Exposition, was also interested in lands in New Jersey and in mining ventures in Georgia and California.

These papers deal chiefly with California mines.