Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909

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Joseph Wharton (1826-1909) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker merchant, industrialist, scientist, and philanthropist who was active in 19th century Delaware Valley manufacturing, business, and education development. He was descended from two of the oldest families in Pennsylvania. His father, William Wharton, was in the direct line of Thomas Wharton of Westmoreland, England, who came to America in 1683. The first American ancestor of his mother, Deborah Fisher Wharton, was John Fisher, who emigrated from England, and whose son, Thomas, settled in Sussex County, Del.

From the description of Family papers, 1691-1955. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 50418817

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890. Correspondence, 1837-1903. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn William Temple Franklin Papers, 1775-1819 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Jonathan Williams Papers, 1763-1802 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bean, Joel, 1825-1914. Collection of Quaker Poetry, 1794-1922. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Justin S. Morrill Papers, 1825-1923, (bulk 1854-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas, Samuel, 1827-1906. Letterpress copybook, 1884-1888. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1881-1904. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898. Justin S. Morrill papers, 1825-1923 (bulk 1854-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn American Iron and Steel Institute. Records of predecessor organizations, 1864-1912. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Morris, Anna Wharton, 1868-1957. Papers, 1729-1957. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. Family papers, 1834-1960 (bulk: 1834-1939) Yale University Library
referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Jenkins, Howard Malcolm, 1842-1902. Papers, 1724-1904. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Wharton, Joseph, 1826-1909. Family papers, 1691-1955. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960, 1834-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Shimer, Porter W. (Porter William), 1857-1938. Papers, 1901-1921 (bulk 1901-1904). Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith American Iron and Steel Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith American Nickel Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Bethlehem Steel Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. person
associatedWith Corbit family. family
associatedWith Fisher family. family
associatedWith Fisher, Hannah Rodman, 1764-1819. person
associatedWith Fisher, Jabez Maud, 1750-1779. person
associatedWith Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 1745-1834. person
associatedWith Franklin, William, 1731-1813 person
associatedWith Industrial League. corporateBody
associatedWith Jenkins, Howard Malcolm, 1842-1902. person
associatedWith Joseph Wharton, 1826-1909. person
associatedWith Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890. person
associatedWith Lovering family. family
correspondedWith Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898. person
associatedWith Morris, Anna Wharton, 1868-1957. person
associatedWith Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904. person
associatedWith Shimer, Porter W. (Porter William), 1857-1938. person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Samuel, 1827-1906. person
associatedWith Wharton, Anna Lovering, 1830-1914. person
associatedWith Wharton, Deborah Fisher, 1795-1888. person
associatedWith Wharton family. family
associatedWith Wharton, William, 1790-1856. person
associatedWith Williams, Jonathan Sr person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bucks County (Pa.)
United States
Wharton State Forest (N.J.)
Pennsylvania
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Church controversies
Education and industry
Society of Friends
Industrialists
Industries
Iron industry and trade
Mineral industries
Quakers
Quakers
Quakers
Quakers
Quakers
Quakers
Quakers
Social service
Occupation
Activity

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Birth 1826-03-03

Death 1909-01-11

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