Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876)

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Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876)

Correspondence, family papers, journals, political documents, legal and financial records, military records, broadsides, ephemera, and other papers relating to American military, political, and social history. Documents the founding of the nation, shaping of the national government and judicial system, American endeavors in the arts, commerce, education, finance, industry, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and technology, and daily life in early America. The focus of the collection is Philadelphia, Pa. Subjects include African-American history, Native American history, women's history, British colonial history, geographic expansion, role of the Continental Congress, political partisanship, development and expansion of the U.S. Navy, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, founding and early development of Pennsylvania, other state and local history, urban life in America, slavery, labor, communes, transportation, travel, telegraph, banking, currency, postal service, pony express, ships and shipping, booksellers, printers and printing, publishers and publishing, advertising, photography, textile industry, papermaking industry, decorative arts, fine arts, performing arts, domestic arts, food and cooking, wine making, liquor industry, tobacco, sports, holidays, circuses, fairs, expositions, the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, libel trial of Thomas Cooper, Fairmount Park, public institutions such as hospitals and schools, Quaker schools including a school for African-Americans, and the Free Quaker Meetinghouse in Philadelphia. Individuals represented include Joel Abbot, Alexander Addison, Robert Aitken, Chester Alan Arthur, Joseph Ashmead, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Josiah Bartlett, Big-Tree, William Bingham, Joseph Bloomfield, William Bradford, James Bringhurst, Joseph Bringhurst, James Buchanan, Edward Burd, Charles Cadwalader, John Cadwalader, Archibald Carey, Mathew Carey, Charles Carroll, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Hornor Coates, Samuel Coates, William Cobbett, Cornplanter, Caleb Cresson, John Dickinson, James Duane, John Dunlap, Peter Evans, Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson, Andrew H. Foote, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Gallatin, Stephen Girard, Half-Town, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Robert Hare, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Joseph Henry, J. William Hoffman, Francis Hopkinson, Eliza Hornor, Sarah Hornor, Isaac Howell, Charles Evans Hughes, Joshua Humphreys, Samuel Huntington, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, Edward Jenner, Rufus King, Henry Lee, Peter Legaux, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, John Marshall, Luther Martin, Timothy Matlack, John A. McAllister, James McHenry, Thomas Mifflin, James Monroe, Robert Morris, John Nicholson, George Ord, William Paterson, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Charles Willson Peale, William Penn, Philip Syng Physick, Timothy Pickering, James K. Polk, Eli K. Price, William Rawle, George Read, Joseph Reed, Robert Riggs, David Rittenhouse, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Nellie Lincoln Rossiter, Benjamin Rush, William Rush, Thomas Say, Edward Shippen, William Shippen, Boyd M. Smith, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, Robert Stewart, William H. Taft, John Chew Thomas, Charles Thomson, Edward Tilghman, John Todd, Robert Troup, Martin Van Buren, Garret D. Wall, Richard Waln, Bushrod Washington, George Washington, Samuel Wetherill (1736-1816), Samuel Wetherill (1764-1829), William White, James Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, Caspar Wistar, William Wallis Woodward, and Jasper Yeates. Families represented include the Bennett, Biddle (Bedell), Bloomfield, Booth, Bradford, Carson, Clayton, Coates, Cresson (Creason), Doan, Hornor (Horner), McAllister, Peale, Penn, Rittenhouse, Stacey (Stacy), Waln, Wetherill, and Yarnell families. Institutions and organizations represented include the American Philosophical Society, Asylum Company, Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Pennsylvania Hospital, Overseers of the Poor, Society of Free Quakers, State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, United Company of Philadelphia for Promoting American Manufactures, and United States Sanitary Commission.

14,250 items.57 containers plus 27 oversize.26.4 linear feet.

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Duane, James, 1733-1797

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Dickinson, John, 1732-1808

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Wilson, James, 1742-1798

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Read, George, 1733-1798

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Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 [O.S. July 5, 1731] – January 5, 1796) was a Founding Father of the United States and a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, President of the United States in Congress Assembled in 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court...

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795

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United States Sanitary Commission

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Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Alexander Hamilton was born in either 1755 or 1757 in the British West Indies. Among his many notable accomplishments, Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, a signatory of the United States Consitution, an elected member of the Continental Congress and New York Legislature, and the author of 51 of the articles that comprised the Federalist Papers. In 1804, Hamilton was ...

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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American Philosophical Society

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Hoffman, J. William

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Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802

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Philadelphia printer. From the description of ALS : to John Nicholson, 1798 Jan. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585967 From the description of ALS, 1797 July 7, Philadelphia, to John Nicholson, Philadelphia. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625858 From the description of ALS : to John Nicholson, 1798 May 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156150 From the description of ALS : to J...

Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806

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Chief Justice of Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Parsons, 1750 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663645 Edward Shippen was Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768. From the description of Docket of cases, 1764-1765. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616293 From the description of Receipts, 1754-1789. (Ameri...

Half-Town, Seneca chief

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Ord, George, 1781-1866

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George Ord was a naturalist and philologist. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1817. From the description of Correspondence, 1844-1852, to Titian Ramsay Peale. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632852 From the description of Notes, [n.d.], on the use of French verbs. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380137 Ord was a naturalist and philologist. From the description of Geo...

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

Philadelphia (Pa.). Overseers of the Poor

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The Philadelphia Overseers of the Poor was created in 1705/1706 by the officers of Philadelphia's Corporation to levy and collect a poor tax and distribute its proceeds among the city's indigent. In 1749 the Overseers were incorporated; in 1766 the Assembly also incorporated "The Contributors to the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the City of Philadelphia, the District of Southwark, and the Townships Northern Liberties, Moyamensing and Passyunk," a body of citizens who were given authority ...

Bradford family.

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State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania

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Coates, Benjamin Hornor, 1797-1881

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Philadelphia physician. From the description of Papers, 1822-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122623222 Benjamin H. Coates was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Ledger, 1824-1830. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122689786 Benjamin Horner Coates was a Philadelphia physician. He was attendant physician and clinical lecturer at Pennsylvania Hospital (1828-1841). From the description of Comments on so...

United States. Continental Congress

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The central governing body of the American colonies from 1774, continuing during the American Revolution; and also the first governing body of the U.S. until the establishment of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. From the description of Continental Congress minutes, 1778 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 429918299 Noah Cooke, Jr. (1749-1829) earned his Harvard AB 1769. His early career was as a clergyman, but he later became a lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in Cheshir...

Cresson, Caleb, 1775-1821

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Evans, Peter, fl. 1727-1744

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Hornor, Eliza

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Doan family.

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Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839

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Mathew C. Carey (1760-1839) was a publisher, economist, and humanitarian. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to America in 1784, after involvement in Irish revolutionary activity. He took up his trade as a printer, publishing the Pennsylvania Herald and the periodical, The American Museum. His book publishing ventures prospered and his firm was a leader in American printing and publishing in the period 1795-1835. He was an active proponent of the protective tariff, as well as an ardent cha...

Physick, Philip Syng, 1768-1837

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American physician considered to be the father of American surgery. From the description of Letters : Philadelphia, Pa., to Henry W. Physick, Rising Sun, Md., and Wilmington, Del., 1810 June 29 and 1821 Oct. 25. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 24851622 Philadelphia-born surgeon. A former student of Dr. Adam Kuhn, Physick became known as the "Father of American Surgery." He lectured on surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where the position of "chair of surgery...

Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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James Knox Polk followed a career path which was blazed by Andrew Jackson. Both men hailed from southwestern North Carolina. Both migrated to Tennessee, where they practiced law and entered politics, and both were elected president of the United States. As similar as their paths were, James Polk was a different personality from his fiery predecessor. His life and career were marked by a relentless pursuit of his goals instead of the dramatic aura that perpetually surrounded Jackson. The effect...

Waln family.

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Library company of Philadelphia

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This collection includes unmarked ballots found in books that are part of the Library Company's collections. The books in which they were found are not identified. Since the mid 1980s, the Library Company no longer separates such materials without tracking the connection through accession numbers. This collection gathers items from several sources, and is open to new additions. From the description of Things left in books collection. Ballots, 1851-1864. (Library Company of Philadelph...

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 ...

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn (1644-1718) in 1681 by Charles II of England in repayment of a debt owed his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). Under Penn's directive, Pennsylvania was settled by Quakers escaping religious torment in England and other European nations. Three generations of Penn descendents held proprietorship of the colony until the American Revolution, when the family was stripped of all but its privately held shares of land...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

United States. Navy

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Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...

Tilghman, Edward, 1750-1815

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Philadelphia lawyer. From the description of ALS : to Mr. Nicklin, 1798 Mar. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165790 American lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Herman LeRoy, 1802 Nov. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572603 ...

Waln, Richard, b. 1737

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Martin, Luther, 1748-1826

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Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and attorney general of Maryland. From the description of Papers, 1789-1810. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030129 Martin was a noted lawyer, served as the Attorney General of Maryland (1778-1805, 1818-1822) and remembered as the defense attorney for Aaron Burr in Burr's trial for treason in 180. He served as representative from Maryland to the Confederation Congress of 1785 and to the Constitutional Convent...

Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)

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Booth family.

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Clayton family.

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Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425 From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652 ...

Yarnell family.

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Rossiter, Nellie Lincoln

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Society of Free Quakers

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Founded in Philadelphia in 1781, the Society of Free Quakers counted Moses Bartram, Clement Biddle, Elizabeth Claypoole (Betsy Ross), Lydia Darragh, Christopher Marshall, Timothy Matlack, Benjamin Say, and Samuel Wethergill, Jr. among its first members. From the guide to the Religious Society of Free Quakers records, 1781-1975, 1781-1975, (American Philosophical Society) The Society of Free Quakers were founded in Philadelphia in 1781. Among its first members were Moses Bart...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863

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U.S. naval officer; commander of U.S.S. Perry off west coast of Africa and of U.S.S. Portsmouth as part of East India Squadron involved in Battle of the Barrier Forts near Canton, China (1856). From the description of Andrew H. Foote papers, 1824-1865. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 435675954 American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegraph signed : [n.p.], to Lieut. J.P. Sanford, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Bedell family.

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Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States from 1881 to 1885....

Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Albert Gallatin papers, 1783-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82919649 Albert Gallatin was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1790-1792), a U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania (1795-1801), Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1815-1823) and Great Britain (1826-1827). From the description of Albert Gallatin letter, 1803 Oct....

Coates, Samuel, 1748-1830

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Samuel Coates (1748-1830) was a prominent Quaker merchant, who was Treasurer of the Library Company of Philadelphia (1784-1793), Secretary and later President of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital (1786-1825), a member of the Overseers of the Public Schools of Philadelphia. (1812-1823) and a director of the original Bank of the United States (1800-1812). Coates was born in Philadelphia on August 24,1748, the son of Samuel Coates and Mary Langdale. His grandfather Thomas Coates ha...

Bingham, William, 1752-1804

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Philadelphia banker and senator, American consul to Martinique. From the description of Draft : St. Pierre, Martinique, to the Committee of Secret Correspondence, 1778 Jan. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541846 Statesman and entrepreneur. From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering an...

Asylum Company

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In April, 1794 Robert Morris, John Nicholson, and others organized the Asylum Company to develop or sell lands that they had already acquired in Luzerne, Northampton, and Northumberland counties, Pa. French emigres, founders of Azilum on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, near present Towanda, were among their first customers. The company was reorganized twice: in 1795 Nicholson succeeded to Morris's interest, and in 1801 Nicholson's financial difficulties forced him to give up his inter...

Todd, John, -1793

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Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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The Pennsylvania Hospital was established in 1751. The original section of its building was designed by Samuel Rhoads; construction began in 1755. From the description of Photographs, [ca. 1910]. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122548463 The Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin. Chartered by the Colonial Government, the Pennsylvania Hospital has the distinction of being the first hospital in America to care for the sick...

Wetherill, Samuel, 1764-1829

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Philadelphia entrepreneur, founded Wetherill & Sons in the late 18th century. Active in the chemical industry, in particular paint, lead, and acid manufacture. From the description of Samuel Wetherill account book, ca. 1830-1835. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122492322 ...

Smith, Boyd M.

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Bloomfield family.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Hare, Robert, 1781-1858

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Philadelphia chemist and educator. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 July 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138969 From the description of ALS and enclosure : Boston, to Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1843 Aug. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633648 From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 Aug. 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156167 ...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Bringhurst, James d. 1810

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The Bringhursts of Philadelphia, Pa., were a prominent Quaker family, active in the civic life of the City and in the Society of Friends. James Bringhurst and his brother, Joseph, were merchants, and their niece, Elizabeth Foulke, was a Quaker minister. From the description of Collection of Bringhurst Family Correspondence, 1780-1811. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 56359896 ...

Carey, Archibald

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Peale family.

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Hornor, Sarah, active 1786-1811

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Legaux, Peter, 1748-1827

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Peter Legaux was a lawyer and farmer and a member of the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Journal of the Vine Company of Pennsylvania, 1803-1827. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364918 From the description of Observations météorologiques faites à Springmill [Pennsylvania], 1787-1800. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364919 From the description of Meteorological observations, 1...

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827

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Philadelphia painter and naturalist. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to David Porter, 1823 Nov. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165786 Charles Willson Peale was an artist and naturalist. From the description of Sketchbook, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465905 From the description of Portrait list, [ca. 1772]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439811 From the descrip...

Cornplanter, Seneca chief, 1732?-1836

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Cornplanter (born between 1732 and 1746–February 18, 1836), was a Seneca war chief and diplomat of the Wolf clan. As a chief warrior, Cornplanter fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. In both wars, the Seneca and three other Iroquois nations were allied with the British. After the war Cornplanter led negotiations with the United States and was a signatory of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784). He helped gain Iroquois neutrality during the Northwest Indian War. ...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Troup, Robert, 1757-1832

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Soldier, jurist, and land agent. From the description of Robert Troup letter, 1822 Sept. 28. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71130654 From the description of Robert Troup correspondence, 1780-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981043 Epithet: Sergeant; 78th Regt British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000353.0x000393 Revolutionary officer, lawyer in Albany a...

Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798

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Benjamin Franklin Bache was a journalist and printer and grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Papers, 1779-1793. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439972 From the description of Diary, 1782-1785. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380097 American journalist, grandson of Benjamin Franklin, son of Richard Bache, 1737-1811, cousin of Alexander Dallas Bache, 1806-1867. From the gu...

Stacy family.

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Horner family.

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Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Henry Lee III (b. January 29, 1756, Dumfries, VA–d. March 25, 1818, Cumberland Island, GA) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee....

Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884

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Eli Kirk Price, Esq. was assignee of Joseph Reed, Esq., and trustee of the George J. Ewing estate. From the description of Papers, 1829-1841. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122689789 Eli K. Price was a Philadelphia lawyer and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1854. From the description of Papers, 1820-1853. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632853 Eli Kirk Price was a Philadelph...

Wetherill family.

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Penn family.

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Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817

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Yeates was a lawyer from Lancaster, Pa. He served as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention in 1787 and was a judge of the Pennyslvania Supreme Court, 1791-1817. From the description of [Letter] 1801 Mar. 22, Philada. [to] Sally / J. Yeates. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501843254 Pennsylvania jurist. From the description of ALS : Lancaster, Pa., to Robert Aitken, 1772 June 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122347819 ...

Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823

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Bloomfield was a lawyer and a soldier in New Jersey. He was educated at the Rev. Enoch Green's Academy. He served as Mayor of Bloomfield (1795-1800), clerk of the state assembly, register of the court of admiralty, and attorney general of New Jersey. In 1801 he was elected governor of the New Jersey legislature over Richard Stockton; re-elected in1804, he served till 1812. As governor, he signed the gradual emancipation act in 1804, which reduced the slave population in New Jersey from six perce...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823.

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Discoverer of vaccination. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berkeley, to Mr. Drayton in Cheltenham, 1817 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486610 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berkeley, to Sir George Beaumont, 1804 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486616 English surgeon. From the description of Papers, undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31674768 From the description of Diary, 18...

White, William, 1748-1836

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William White was the first Protestant Episcopal bishop of Philadelphia. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1828. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155887043 Chaplain of the Continental Congress, 1777-1789; chaplain of the U.S. Senate; bishop of Pennsylvania in 1788; influential in formation of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S. From the description of Autograph of Bishop White, n.d. (University of Virginia). World...

McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896

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Barnard Gratz (1738-1801) and his brother Michael (1740-1811) immigrated to Philadelphia in the 1750s. They were merchants active during the Revolutionary period, and who formed partnerships with the merchants David Franks (1720-1794) of New York and Philadelphia, and Joseph Simon (ca. 1712-1804) of Lancaster, PA. Michael Gratz's two sons, Simon (1773-1839) and Hyman (1776-1857), inherited their father's business. From the description of Gratz-Franks-Simon Papers, 1752-1831 (inclusiv...

Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816

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Samuel Wetherill, a Philadelphia manufacturer of cloth, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, was a birthright Quaker. During the American Revolution, he actively supported the military effort and was disowned from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1779. In 1781, he was a founder of an independent meeting known as the Society of Free Quakers. He corresponded with a New England group of similarly disowned Quakers, associates of Timothy Davis (1730-1798), a respected minister who published a pamphlet in 1...

Bennett family.

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Burd, Edward, 1751-1833

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Edward Burd was a member of a prominent Pennsylvania family active in social, economic and political affairs of the state. Edward Shippen was a merchant in Philadelphia and was active in the political and economic affairs of both Philadelphia and Lancaster. From the description of Papers, 1766-1830. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122590613 Edward Burd was a member of a prominent Pennsylvania family active in social, economic and political affairs o...

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Paterson, William, 1745-1806

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Patterson immigrated from Ireland as a child, and practiced law from 1769. He was attorney general of New Jersey (1776-1783), a member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806). From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339803 William Paterson (1745-1806), was a prominent New Jersey attorney, senator (1789), and governor (1791) who became an associa...

McAllister family.

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Stewart, Robert, active 1861-1866

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Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838

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Joshua Humphreys was a clock maker working in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1750. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668257509 Merchant, of Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey. From the description of Daybook, 1799-1800 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86148569 ...

United Company of Philadelphia for Promoting American Manufactures

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Riggs, Robert, fl. 1861-1862

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Dunlap, John, 1747-1812

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Printer. From the description of John Dunlap correspondence, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009629 Historical Background John William "Sky" Dunlap was an Orange County, California journalist, publisher, and owner-operator of the Pacific Clipping Service. Dunlap, born March 8, 1912, was nicknamed "Sky" because of his height: he was 6'8" tall. He married Velma Bishop in 1934 and the couple started an independent new...

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...

Cadwalader, Charles

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Coates family.

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Woodward, William Wallis

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Bradford, William, 1755-1795

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U.S. attorney general, lawyer, and jurist. From the description of William Bradford papers, 1772-1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452642 William Bradford, Princeton Class of 1772, was a Continental officer and second Attorney General of the United States. From the description of A common-place book, 1770. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49366702 American jurist, attorney general of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Attorney General. ...

Rush, William, 1801-1864

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Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894

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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was at the center of the Transcendentalist movement in New England. Although she wrote and published many works, she is best remembered for her support and friendship of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and many others. She published the journal Dial, founded the famous West Street Book Shop and Publishing House, and introduced kindergarten to America. From the description of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody letters, 1846-1854. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Ashmead, Joseph

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Joseph Ashmead lived at Winton North. From the description of The briars and thorns : a true story of the Kelly gang. [1922] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223434964 From the description of The briars and thorns : a true story of the Kelly gang, [1922?-not after 2002]. [1922?-not after 2002] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 703350481 ...

Rawle, William, 1759-1836

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William Rawle was born to a Quaker family in Philadelphia on April 28, 1759. His stepfather was Samuel Shoemaker, who served as a mayor of Philadelphia during the American Revolution. A Loyalist, Rawle fled to New York on the sloop Harlem in June 1778, when the British evacuated Philadelphia. After studying law in New York, Rawle traveled to Cork, Ireland, and London, England, in 1781. In London, Rawle studied law at the Middle Temple until his departure for France in late June or early July 178...

Howell, Isaac, 1722-1797

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McHenry, James, 1753-1816

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James McHenry, son of Daniel and Agnes McHenry, was born in Ballymena, Ireland, November 16, 1753, and was educated in Dublin. In 1771 he came to Philadelphia; studied medicine under Benjamin Rush, and did hospital service the revolution. In August, 1780, he was on Lafayette's staff. He was a state senator in Maryland from 1781 to 1786, and a member of Congress from 1783-1786. He sat in the Maryland Assembly until 1791, and then became a U.S. Senator. In 1796 he succeeded Thomas Pickering as Sec...

Bringhurst, Joseph

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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Caspar Wistar taught chemistry at the College of Philadelphia from 1789 to 1792. This College, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania, would become the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. From the description of Lectures : on chemistry, 1790. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621060 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, 1817 July 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Centennial Exhibition 1876 Philadelphia, Pa.

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The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 marked the 100th anniversary of American freedom. The celebration took place in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10 and attracted over eight million visitors. The exhibition spread across 450 acres of ground in Fairmont Park and consisted of over 200 buildings. Planning for the event began in 1870, and in 1871, Congress established the United States Centennial Commission to plan and run the exhibition. The following year saw the incorporation of the Centenni...

Creason family.

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Nicholson, John, 1757-1800

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Land speculator. From the description of John Nicholson papers, 1795 16 Feb.-10 Mar. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953089 Financier and land speculator. From the description of John Nicholson family papers, 1786-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981679 Pennsylvania state official and land promoter. From the description of ALS : to Thomas Mifflin, 1791 Nov. 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat reco...

Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850

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Garret Dorset Wall was born in Middletown Township, New Jersey, on March 10, 1783. At the age of 15, Garret Wall moved to Trenton, and became a student-at-law in the office of General Jonathan Rhea, who was the clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wall studied common law, focusing on the areas of real estate, inheritance, and titles. When he turned 21, Wall was licensed as an attorney and began practice in Trenton. Wall served during the War of 1812, commanding the Phoenix Infantry Corps, a vo...

Cobbett, William, 1763-1835

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William Cobbett, British journalist, writer and political activist. From the description of William Cobbett collection, 1787-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82678663 From the description of William Cobbett collection, 1787-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161934 English journalist and political reformer; producer of Cobbett's Weekly Political Register from 1802 to 1835. Threatened with arrest for sedition, Cobbett took refuge in the United States from 18...

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Carson family.

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Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829

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Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Document signed : [Philadelphia], to Thomas Nicholson, 1795 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874656 Timothy Matlack was a revolutionary soldier and Pennsylvania state official. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Account book, 1783-1800. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165458 From the guide to the Timothy Matlack acco...

Carson, Marian S. 1952-

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Collector. Full name: Marian Sadtler Carson. From the description of Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983884 ...

Shippen, William, 1736?-1808

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Philadelphia physician. From the description of Papers, 1786-1791. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359206 Physician and educator of Philadelphia, Pa., and chief of the medical dept., Continental Army. From the description of William Shippen papers, 1752-1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980453 Dr. William Shippen (1736-1808) was a physician in Philadelphia (from 1762) and later a founder and president (1805-1808) of the college of Physician...

Rittenhouse family.

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Thomas, John Chew, 1764-1836

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Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme, 1737-1801

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Poet. From the description of Papers, ca. 1766-1944. (Bucks County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70942055 Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson was a writer. From the description of Commonplace book, [ca. 1780s]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298296 From the guide to the Elizabeth Ferguson commonplace book, [ca. 1780s], Circa 1780s, (American Philosophical Society) Elizabeth Ferguson was a poet and author, and a...

Abbot, Joel, 1793-1855

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Cadwalader, John, active 1799-1802

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Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Big-Tree, Seneca chief

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Addison, Alexander, 1759-1807

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Lawyer. From the description of Alex Addison letter, 1803 October 30, Pittsburgh, to Messrs. Simon & Hyman Gratz, Philadelphia. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935415 From the description of ALS, 1803 October 30, Pittsburgh, to Messrs. Simon & Hyman Gratz, Philadelphia. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203837 From the description of ALS, 1803 October 30, Pittsburgh, to Messrs. Simon & Hyman Gratz, Philadelphia. (Un...