Kane Family Papers 1745-1955


Kane Family Papers 1745-1955

A collection of letters, legal papers and financial records of three generations of the prominent Philadelphia family. Spanning 1745-1955, detailed are the legal cases and political advocacy work of John Kintzing Kane (1795-1858), Robert Patterson Kane (1827-1906), and Francis Fisher Kane (1866-1955). Also includes correspondence, architectural drawings, and photograph albums of the Cope family. Robert Patterson Kane's daughter Eliza Middleton Kane (1863-1952) married the Philadelphia architect Walter Cope (1860-1902) in 1893. The APS papers of Elisha Kent Kane are in call no. B K132.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6632240

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Girard Bank

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After the charter of the First Bank of the United States expired in 1811, the merchant Stephen Girard established a private bank, called "Girard's Bank", in the former BUS headquarters in order to maintain adequate banking facilities for Philadelphia. Girard died in 1831, and a group of local businessmen continued the institution as the "Girard Bank." In 1832 they received a state charter as the "Girard Bank of the City of Philadelphia." The bank was forced to suspend payment in January 1842 in ...

Coxe, Sophia

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Shields, James K. (James Kurtz), 1867-

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Indian Rights Association

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Zitkala is the Indian name for Gertrude Bonnin, 1876-1938. From the guide to the National Council of American Indians records, 1926-1938, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) The Indian Rights Association was organized in Philadelphia in 1882. The early leaders of the association, including Herbert Welsh, sought to protect the interests and general welfare of the Indians. Through its monitoring and lobbying activities with executive agencies and Congress, the association, in i...

Kane, Francis Fisher, 1866-1955.

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Francis Fisher Kane was a Philadelphia lawyer and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1913-1920. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1880s]-1955. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489491 ...

Leiper, George Gray, 1786-1868

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Congressman from Pennsylvania; judge in Delaware County. From the description of Letters : from various correspondents, 1822-1867. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28885956 ...

Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883

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Thomas Leiper Kane was a law clerk and Army officer. From the description of Thomas Leiper Kane papers, 1846-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387534 In 1852, Thomas Kane traveled to the West Indies to improve his health and to study the effects of the emacipation of slaves there. This pocket diary contains his observatioins in both writing and sketches. In July 1859, Kane asked Brigham Young to give information to the US Attorney General J. Black, an account of his ac...

Say, Benjamin, 1755-1813

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Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928

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Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922

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John Wanamaker was founder of a Philadelphia department store. From the description of Collection, 1779-1892. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122632980 John Wanamaker, 1838-1822. Born Philadelphia, created first department store, pioneered use of price tags, money back guarantees, newspaper ads, and white sales. Instituted employee health care, pensions, and fringe benefits. Samuel Sydney McClure, 1857-1949. Founder, editor,...

Taylor, John

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Epithet: of Liverpool; of Add MS 42582 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x0002ad Epithet: Merchant of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x00027d Epithet: of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x0002af Epithet: of ...

Leiper, Mary B.

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Kane, Florence Bayard, 1868-1943

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Florence Bayard Kane, member of the prominent Kane family of Pennsylvania, was a Philadelphia volunteer worker and much travelled individual who briefly worked as a librarian and as a processor of manuscripts. She was a woman of many associations and activities, but withal a woman whose life was peripatetic and unfocussed. From the description of Papers, 1886-1943. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 151372098 ...

Cope & Stewardson

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University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Architecture

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Strickland, William, 1787-1854

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