Wurts family papers, 1699-1964.


Wurts family papers, 1699-1964.

The Wurts family papers are a collection assembled by John S. Wurts from various ancestors on both the male and female lines. They include family and business correspondence, diaries, estate papers, maps, engineering drawings, and financial papers such as bills and receipts, promissory notes, and accounts.

9 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 6763629

Hagley Museum & Library

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Binney, Horace, 1780-1875

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Lackawaxen Coal Mine and Navigation Company

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Kneass family.

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Seymour, Isaac N. (Isaac Newton), b. 1795.

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Wharton & Lewis (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Pennsylvania Coal Company

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Hone, Philip, 1780-1851

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Archbald, James, 1793-1870

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Jay, William, 1789-1858

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Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railway Company

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Coal & Coke Railway Co.

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Wurts, Charles Stewart, 1830-1907

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Flewelling, Samuel.

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Strickland, William, 1787-1854

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Sparhawk, John, d. 1889.

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Kneass, Samuel H. (Samuel Honeyman), 1844-

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Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843

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Lombaert family.

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Morris Canal and Banking Company

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Clark family.

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Newbold family.

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Craven family.

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Beatty family.

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Wurts, John S. 1876-1958

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John Sparhawk Wurts was born in Carbondale, Pa. on June 18, 1876. He worked as an insurance agent, attorney, real estate agent, investment securities broker, was president of the World Association of Daily Vacation Bible Schools, and was a genealogist. He collected these papers because of his interest in his family's history. Three Wurts family members, brothers Maurice (1783-1854), William (1788-1858) and John Wurts (1792-1861), were instrumental in the formation of the...

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Wurts, Maurice, 1783-1854

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Wurts, William, 1788-1858

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Wurts, William, 1809-1858.

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Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806

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Lord, Russell F., d. 1867.

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Vanuxem, Edward, 1818-1898

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Vanuxem, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1788-approximately 1832

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Jervis, John B. (John Bloomfield), 1795-1885

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Engineer. From the description of Papers of John B. Jervis, 1827-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067890 Civil Engineer. John Bloomfield Jervis was born in Huntington, New York, on December 14, 1795. He began his career in his father's lumber business at Rome, New York, and in 1817 he became an axeman on the local survey for the Erie Canal. Jervis became one of the most gifted engineers produced by the so-called "Erie Canal School." By 1823, he...

Mermaid Club (Germantown, Pa.)

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McNeill, William Gibbs, 1801-1853

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Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...

Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910

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American chemist and editor; graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University). From the guide to the Henry Wurtz papers, 1847-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Olyphant, George T. (George Talbot), d. 1873.

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Lawrie family.

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Vanuxem family.

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Wynkoop family.

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Wurts family.

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Reed, Joseph, 1772-1846.

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Recorder of Philadelphia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Galmul Hasler, 1827 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616542 Joseph Reed was a Philadelphia lawyer and executor of the John D. Coxe estate. From the description of Ledgers, 1824-1830. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122489194 ...

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) Stephen Girard was a merchant, banker, and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1769-1831. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 17270776 Philadelphia banker and philanthropist. From the description of LS : Philadelphia, to John Curwen, 1802 S...

Sartori, John B.

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Musgrave, William, d. 1856.

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Wurts, Charles P. (Charles Pemberton), 1824-1892

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Vanuxem, James, 1745-1824.

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Shoemaker family.

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