Family papers, 1798-1975.


Dechert, Robert, 1895-1975. Family papers, 1798-1975.

Family papers, 1798-1975.

The papers of Robert Dechert make up the bulk of the collection and touch upon almost all of his activities as a student, teacher, lawyer, politician, and civic leader. There is less material for his law firms. The material includes: biographical information, 1916-1975; University of Pennsylvania notebooks and examination papers, 1918-1919; military service papers, 1918-1919; diaries, letters, orders, maps, and memorabilia covering his service in France, 1918-1919; tests for his students, [1923-1942]; a notebook pertaining to Schnader for Governor (of Pennsylvania), 1934; speeches, [1930-1960]; Defense Department reports; correspondence; certificates and citations of award and honor; photographs throughout his career including one each with Richard Nixon and with Dwight Eisenhower; clippings; and genealogical material for the Dechert and Porter families. The Henry Taylor Dechert papers are limited to two items: an equestrian photograph and a letterpress copybook, 1901-1904, largely concerning his duties with the Pennsylvania National Guard. The papers for Henry Martyn Dechert include biographical information and the minute book for the West Philadelphia Home Guard, 1861-1862 which gives a narrative of a local march and encampment. The Robert Porter Dechert papers are limited to his diary kept during the campaigns in Georgia; commissions for the Pennsylvania Volunteers, First City Troop, and the Pennsylvania National Guard signed by Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, Governor Hartranft, and Governor Pattison; photographs; and scrapbooks, 1869-1886, that deal with local political issues in Philadelphia. Andrew Porter is also represented by a small group of papers, 1798-1806.

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