Newbold, Griscom, and Wysong families papers


Collection 3448

1727-1983, undated
(6.2 Linear feet ; 15 boxes, 1 flat file)

Summary Information

Repository
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Creator
Griscom.
Creator
Newbold.
Creator
Wysong.
Title
Newbold, Griscom, and Wysong families papers
ID
3448
Date
1727-1983, undated
Extent
6.2 Linear feet ; 15 boxes, 1 flat file
Author
Finding aid prepared by Susan Kearney.
Language
English

Preferred citation

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Newbold, Griscom, and Wysong families papers (Collection 3448), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Abstract

This collection includes family history materials representing many interconnected families with roots in Philadelphia. Newbold is the family most heavily represented, and is connected by marriage with the Wysong family, as are the Griscoms. Other families represented include Mitchell, Morgan, Lawrie, Rhodes, Cooper, Shirley, Hazard, and Barlow, among others.

The collection includes both original documents going back to the 18th century as well as documentation of several efforts to trace the family histories. Materials include scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, correspondence, reminiscences, genealogical charts and notes, programs, books and pamphlets, floorplans, recipe and commonplace books, diaries, and other items. There are extensive notes by Helen Van Uxem Cubberley's connected with her books about the Newbold family and its mansion, Bloomsdale, as well as Newbold family typescripts by Francis Van Uxem. There is a diary that Sarah M. Cooper started in 1856 and continued in 1885, a travel diary by Rebecca Newbold Wysong from transatlantic voyages in 1926, and two books by Arthur E. Morgan, who served as president of Antioch College and then first president of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Caroline Hazard was president of Wellesley College.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; 2015.

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
215-732-6200

Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of James Wysong, 2008.

Accession number 2008.062.

Processing note

Some items in the collection show signs of mold and may be moldy. (Any such folders or items have been marked accordingly.) The collection has not been cleaned for mold, so people with heightened allergies may wish to use gloves or masks when accessing the collection.

The following items have been removed from the collection for repair:

Letters, 1788-1829 (Box 5, folder 7)

Cookbook, undated (Box 9, folder 4)

Miss Leslie's Housebook, 1844 (Box 14, folder 8)

They will be returned to the collection when conservation work has been completed, and this finding aid will be updated as needed. If you wish to access these materials, please see a librarian or contact HSP for information.

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Related Materials

Related materials

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

Irvine-Newbold family papers (Collection 1890)

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Memoirs.
  • Scrapbooks.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Genealogy.

Personal Name(s)

  • Cooper, Sarah M.
  • Cubberley, Helen Van Uxem.
  • Morgan, Arthur E. (Arthur Ernest), 1878-1975.
  • Van Uxem, Francis.
  • Wysong, Rebecca Newbold.

Subject(s)

  • Family life--Pennsylvania--19th century.
  • Family life--Pennsylvania--20th century.
  • Genealogy & local history.
  • Pennsylvania--Genealogy.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1:  Photographs, Negatives, and Prints 

Box Folder

Tin Type and Daguerreotype Images 1879, 1894, undated 

1 1

Photographs with Identifications 1865-1968, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (00015964)   3 1
    Box Folder
Mixed materials (00015962)   1 2-8

Box Folder

Photographs with Partial Identifications 1891, 1900, 1904, undated 

1 9

Photographs without Identifications 1938, undated 

1 10-12

Negatives and Family Cuts undated 

1 13
Box

Newbold Family Album undated 

2

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 Series 2:  Letters and Correspondences 

Box Folder

Collection of Copied Letters 1778-1786 

4 1

Letters 1787-1980 


    Box Folder
Text (00015965)   4 2-10
    Box Folder
Text (00015966)   5 1-4

Box Folder

Copy of Benjamin Franklin Letter with Envelope 1974 

5 5

Letters undated 

5 6

Letters 1788-1829 

Processing note

This folder and its contents have been removed from the collection for repair. It will be returned when conservation work has been completed. If you wish to access these materials, please see a librarian or contact HSP for updates on their status.

5 7

Empty Envelopes 20th Century 

5 8

Postcards and Greeting Cards 20th Century 

5 9

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 Series 3:  Genealogical Papers 

Box Folder

"Genealogy of the Newbold and Laurie Family," original undated 

6 1

"Genealogy of the Newbold and Laurie Family," 4 typed copies undated 

6 2

Newbold Family Notes by Frances VanUxem, typed copy undated 

6 3

Scrapbook: Genealogy of the Newbold Family compiled by Helen VanUxem Cubberley 1937 

6 4

Newbold Family Notes by Helen V. Cubberley 1937 

6 5

"The Newbold's of Bloomsdale," handwritten undated 

6 6

"The Newbold Family in America" from documents collected by Dr. William Romaine Newbold from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, original 1909 

6 7

Notebook: Copy of Newbold Family Records compiled by Gertrude Newbold Decau; recopied by Mrs. E. P. Cubberley 31 January 1939 

6 8

Newbold Family Notes undated 

6 9

"Margaret Cowell Newbold," (1821-1903), 3 copies 1903 

6 10

Miscellaneous Newbold Genealogical Ephemera 1936, undated 

6 11

John Barlow's Pedigree (Esquire from Slebetch, Pembrokeshire, England), 3 typed copies circa 1739 

6 12

"Cooper Genealogy," typed copy undated 

6 13

"The Cash Family," handwritten original and "The VanHist Family," handwritten original undated 

6 14

"The Bond Family," typed copy undated 

7 1

"History of the Cowell Family, 1772" by John M. Cowell, 8 parts, handwritten 1772 

7 2

Colwill and Newbold Genealogical Notes undated 

7 3

"Notes on the Ancestry of Ann Clarke who married John Cooper, 1712-1713" by William A. Cooper 1910 

7 4

"Johan Ludwig Reinhard Weissang [John Lewis Wysong]plus an Outline of Some of His Descendants undated 

7 5

"Notes Concerning the VanUxem Family" 1923 

7 6

Miscellaneous Genealogical Notes undated 

7 7

Correspondences on Genealogical Topics 1838-1973 

7 8

Media Copies and Clippings related to Genealogy 1938-1983 

7 9
Oversize

Seven Genealogical Charts 1943, 1970, undated 

Flat File 1

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 Series 4:  Family Volumes 

Box Folder

Diary of Sarah M. Cooper 1856-1886 

8 1

Trip Journal: Rebecca N. Wysong June 1926 

8 2

Commonplace Book: Property of Rebecca Thompson 1784 

8 3

Commonplace Books 1806, circa 1830-1855 

8 4-5

Copy Books (2), property of James Cooper, Woodbury, New Jersey circa 1820-1852 

8 6

Notebook undated 

8 7

James Cooper's Album circa 1825-1840 

8 8

Autograph Books (2) 1852, 1870s 

8 9

Scrapbook: Rebecca J. Mitchell 1835-1850 

8 10

Scrapbook circa 1930 

9 1

Rebecca M. Newbold's Scrapbook 1879 

9 2

Newbold Scrapbook pages undated 

9 3

Cookbook undated 

Processing note

This item has been removed from the collection for repair. It will be returned when conservation work has been completed. If you wish to access this item, please see a librarian or contact HSP for updates on its status.

9 4

Math Exercise Book and Agricultural Scrapbook circa 1860-1870 

9 5

Clippings Removed from Math Exercise Book and Agricultural Scrapbook circa 1860-1870 

9 6

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 Series 5:  Memorabilia and Printed Matter 

Box Folder

Poems by Rebecca Newbold circa 1873-1875 

10 1

Memoir by Margaret Cowell Mitchell Newbold for Her Children, 3 typed copies 1904 

10 2

"Mother's Recollections: 1821-1904." Original of Memoir by Margaret Cowell Mitchell Newbold for Her Children 1909 

10 3

"A Memoir of the Whitelock Family," typed Undated 

10 4

"A Fourth of July at the Woodlands," by Margaret Cowell Mitchell Newbold undated 

10 5

"An Account of the Family Reunion," by Margaret Cowell Mitchell Newbold, 2 typed copies undated 

10 6

"Reminiscences of a Country Doctor," unsigned undated 

10 7

"Reminiscences of Bloomsdale," by Emily Newbold Perkins 18 January 1850 and copied 27 October 1882 

10 8

"Cooper Reunion at Greenfields, New Jersey," 2 copies 18 September 1909 

10 9

"A Retrospect," by Frances VanUxem July 1936 

10 10

"Dame Rebecca Speaks," by Rebecca Newbold Wysong 1945 

10 11

"An Account of the Wedding of Rowland Gibson Hazard and Caroline Newbold," 3 copies 25 September 1828 

10 12

"Testimonial Dinner to Helen VanUxem Cubberley" 18 May 1939 

10 13

"Sarah T. R. Eavenson (1823-1903) Birthday Celebration at Rockford, Delaware" 18 November 1903 

10 14

"Birthday Verses for Rowland Gibson Hazard" 9 October 1883 

10 15

Wedding, Graduation, Anniversary Memorabilia 1894-1976, undated 

10 16

Funeral Memorabilia 1840-1871 

10 17

"Service in Remembrance of Rowland Hazard" undated 

10 18

Rebecca M. Newbold: School Reports 1872-1876 

11 1

School-related Certificates 1876, undated 

11 2

Legal Documents 1773-1936 

11 3

Media-69th Street Trust Company Capital Stock, 24 shares. Property of Margaret G. Wysong 1930 

11 4

One Share for "The Agricultural and Industrail Society of Delaware County, PA. Property of Emily B. Rhodes 8 September 1881 

11 5

"History of St. Stephen's Parish," given by Rebecca N. Wysong for 50th Anniversary. Original and 2 typed copies 13 February 1942 

11 6

"Newbold Memorial Meeting [University of Pennsylvania]," edited by Roland G. Kent 1927 

11 7

"Dedication of the Margaret Chapel of the Peace Dale Church" 28 September 1895 

11 8

"Some Old Historic Landmarks of Virginia and Maryland," 5th edition. Written by W. H. Snowden 1904 

11 9

"Commemorative of the 100th Anniversary of Calvary Sunday School and Parish," Rockdate, Delaware 18 June 1933 

11 10

"The Brooke Hall Alumnae: Constitution, Bylaws, Members" 1894 

11 11

Church-related Memorabilia 1889-1937, undated 

11 12

"One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary: Battle of Red Bank," by Frank H. Steward 1927 

11 13

"Old Sheffield," Lecture by Joseph Coward, St. Aiden's Parish Magazine 1930 

11 14

"The Say Burying Ground," Philadelphia Sunday Times, 3 typed copies 17 January 1892 

11 15

"Old Philadelphia Families," by Frank Willing Leach 1929 

11 16

"Dr. Franklin's In-Laws," taken from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, copy 1960 

11 17

"The French Benevolent Society of Philadelphia and the Bicentennial," by Francis James Dallett 1976 

11 18

Newspaper Clippings and Copies on the Newbold Family Members 20th Century 

11 19

Newspaper Clippings and Copies on Griscom Family Members 20th Century 

11 20

Newspaper Clippings and Copies on Wysong Family Members 20th Century 

11 21

Newspaper Clippings and Copies on Family-connected Homes 20th Century 

11 22

Newspaper Clippings on Dr. E. P. Cubberley 1930s 

11 23

Newspaper Clippings on Walter Rhodes 1951 

11 24

Newspaper Memorabilia 20th Century 

11 25

Newspaper Clippings of Theater Performances 1899-1904, undated 

12 1

Houses and Scenes: Prints, Sketches, and Photographs undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (00015973)   12 2
    Box Folder
Mixed materials (00015964)   3 2

Box Folder

Houses and Scenes: Prints, Sketches, and Photographs 1909-1937 

12 3

Newspaper Sketch, "Reading the Scriptures," undated 

3 3

Internet Search Notes on Woodlands Cemetery, Newport Mansions, and Mrs. Astor's Guest List for Ball in February 1892 printed in 2006 

12 4

Printed Memorabilia 1911-1983 

12 5

Printed Memorabilia undated 

12 6

Miscellaneous Memorabilia undated 

12 7-8

Miscellaneous Documents 1896, 1935, 1965 

12 9

Miscellaneous Notes undated 

12 10

Loose Items 1727-1909, undated 

12 11-12

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 Series 6:  Published Works 

Box

"Necessity," by Arthur E. Morgan 20 June 1968 

13

"Arthur E. Morgan," by Arthur E. Morgan July 1968 

13

Search for Purpose by Arthur E. Morgan 1955 

13

I ndustries for Small Communities by Arthur E. Morgan 1953 

13

A Business of My Own by Arthur E. Morgan 1946 

13

Observations by Arthur E. Morgan 1968 

13

Arthur Morgan: A Biography and Memoir by Walter Kahoe 1977 

13
Box Folder

Wilson Account Book, Property of Susan B. Mitchell 1683-1838 

14 1

Scattered Seeds, 5 copies 1877-1886 

14 2

"Publications of the Gloucester County Historical Society" December 1979 

14 3

Scribner's Monthly Illustrated Magazine June 1881 

14 4

"New Building of the School of Education and a History of the Work in Education, 1891-1838," Stanford University 1938 

14 5

"Noteworthy Trees of New Jersey," 2nd edition 1938 

14 6

Historical Sketch of Camden by Howard M. Cooper 1909 

14 7

Miss Leslie's Housebook 1844 

Processing note

This item has been removed from the collection for repair. It will be returned when conservation work has been completed. If you wish to access this item, please see a librarian or contact HSP for updates on its status.

14 8

"Addresses with Recipes and Remedies" by Sarah Middleton Cooper Griscom: A Quaker Cookbook, 2 copies undated 

15 1

Book of Manners 1856 

15 2

The Royal Standard English Dictionary 1777 

15 3

A Year's Residence in the United States of America by William Cobbert 1818 

15 4

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