Wayland F. Dunaway historical research collection, 1765-1928.


Dunaway, Wayland Fuller, 1875-1956. Wayland F. Dunaway historical research collection, 1765-1928.

Wayland F. Dunaway historical research collection, 1765-1928.

This Pennsylvania history collection includes miscellaneous letters to or from prominent local and state citizens including Andrew Gregg Curtin (two letters from 1857 and 1877), John Dickinson, Benjamin Latrobe, Noah Webster, Edward Shippen of Lancaster, and John Geary; a will; General Order No. 9 of Robert E. Lee surrendering the Army of Virginia; church cemetery records; a Pennsylvania German manuscript account book; and a U.S. Army sock pattern. There are also a number of printed circulars documenting Sylvester F. Wilson's attempt to create the American Ticket Brokers' Union in about 1881, as a move against the "monopolistic practices if the Pennsylvania Railroad." Also included is a rate sheet amd postcard for Wilson's People's Union Ticket Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1817-1894.

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Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Attorney General Hoar, 1869 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527031 Andrew Gregg Curtin was the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. From the description of A.G. Curtin letter to James T. Hale, 1855 March 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49839092 ...

People's Union Ticket Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Wilson, Sylvester F.

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Dunaway, Wayland Fuller, 1875-1956

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Wayland Fuller Dunaway joined Penn State history faculty in 1920, became full professor of American history in 1926, and continued in this position until his retirement in 1944. He wrote numerous books on Pennsylvania history and in 1941, was named Penn State college historian. From the description of Wayland Fuller Dunaway papers, 1901-1945. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 263431375 Wayland Fuller Dunaway joined Penn State history faculty in 1...

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808

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Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, 1779 Sept. 18. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442835 Dickinson asks Booth to help him replace omissions in his set of The Delaware law prior to the revolution. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to James Booth, 1784 July 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525016 Pennsylvania ...

Pennsylvania Railroad

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The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing, caused by the evolution of the interstate highway system and the advancements in air transportation. Originally created by Philadelphia merchants in 1846, it sought to build a trunk route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via the Allegheny Mountains to c...

American Ticket Brokers' Union

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Shippen, Edward, approximately 1703-1781

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Edward Shippen was a merchant, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768. From the description of Letters and papers, 1727-1781. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540100 The Shippen family was one of the most industrious and illustrious of Philadelphia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They were active in government, the military, and in their various businesses: land acquisition and speculation, house...

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

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American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820

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British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol and other public buildings in the United States. -- Joseph Donath was a Philadelphia merchant who is best remembered for supplying glass to Thomas Jefferson. From the description of [Letter] 1805 Sep. 19, Ironhill, Del. [to] Jos. Donath & Co. / B. Henry Latrobe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245178736 British-born architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, most famous for designing the ...

Geary, John White, 1819-1873

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John W. Geary was a lawyer, politician and Union general in the Civil War (1861-1865). He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on 30 December 1819. After serving as a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War (1846-1848), Geary went to California for the 1849 gold rush. While in California, Geary became the first governor of San Francisco from 1850 to 1851 and was later governor of the Kansas Territory from 1856-1857. Following his term as governor, Geary returned to Pennsylvania and w...

Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia

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The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America's Eastern Theater. Organized on June 20, 1861, as the Army of the Potomac, it soon incorporated the armies of the Shenandoah, Harpers Ferry, and the Northwest. The army's name changed to Army of Northern Virginia on March 14, 1862. It surrendered to the Northern Army of the Potomac at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. From the description of Confederate States of America, Army of ...