Papers, 1758-1909.


Henry family. Papers, 1758-1909.

Papers, 1758-1909.

The records of the Henry family document the line leading from the first William to Granville, with some records of William, III.

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Peters, Richard, 1744-1828 (person)

Richard Peters was of Belmont in Philadelphia. He was the nephew of the Rev. Richard Peters....

Henry, John Joseph, 1758-1811 (person)

Son of Wm. and Ann (Wood) Henry was born, Nov. 4, 1758, in Lancaster, Pa.; at the age of 14 was apprenticed to uncle, a Kunsmith. In 1775 he clandestinely joined the Lancaster regiment, and engaged in Arnold's siege of Quebec. While in prison he contracted scurvy, and was lame throughout the remainder of his life. Studied law under his brother-in-law, Stephen Chambers, was admitted to the bar in 1785. and began to practice in 1793 when he was appointed president of the 2nd judicial dist. of Pa.....

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Boulton Gun Works (Jacobsburg, Pa.) (corporateBody)

Henry, William, 1757-1821 (person)

Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829 (person)

Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Callenden Irvine, 1803 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529279 Army officer, U.S. Secretary of War, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1800-1814. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972156 Major general, politician, and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1761-1826. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Henry, William, 1729-1786 (person)

Henry, James, 1809-1895 (person)

Henry, John Joseph, 1786-1836 (person)

Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 (person)

The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, ...

Eustis, William, 1753-1825 (person)

Revolutionary War veteran, politician, and secretary of war. From the description of Letter, 1818 Oct. 20. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49215753 William Eustis was born in Cambridge, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1772. He served as a surgeon during the American Revolutionary War and in the Massachusetts General Court (1788-1794). Eustis was a U.S. Representative for Massachusetts (1801-1804, 1820-1823), Secretary of War (1809-1813), Am...

Henry, Abraham, d. 1811. (person)

Scranton, George W. (George Whitfield), 1811-1861 (person)

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796 (person)

Anthony Wayne was a soldier and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Receipt book, 1785-1792. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540852 Wayne was one of the great generals in the Revolutionary War. Here he was an Indian fighter. From the description of DS, 1795 November 16 : Greenville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283513 U.S. representative from Geor...

Chouteau, Pierre, 1789-1865 (person)

Resident of St. Louis, Missouri. From the description of Promissory note, 1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487045 Resident of Missouri. From the description of Statement, 1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122623211 Resident of Saint Clair County, Illinois. From the description of Statement, 1817. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609507 Pierre Chouteau, a member of a St. Louis fur trading family, was born in St. Louis, Miss...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 (person)

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...

American Fur Company (corporateBody)

Fur trading company in the American West. From the description of Papers, 1835-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497429 Chartered by John Astor in 1808. Astor withdrew his interest in 1834 and in 1864 the company was sold to the North Western Fur Company. From the description of American Fur Company records, 1803-1849. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56975212 No information is available on Livingstone, except as noted above. Franchere...

Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848 (person)

John Jacob Astor organized the American Fur Company in 1808, and the Pacific Fur Company in 1810. In the spring of 1811 he established a post at Astoria on the Columbia River, but sold it to British interests in 1813. By 1817 Astor had gained control of all the Mississippi Valley posts of the Northwest and Southwest Companies. The Columbia Fur Company, one of Astor's major competitors, was absorbed in 1827. By 1834 Astor tired of the fur business and sold all of his interests. From t...

Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785 (person)

Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Burlington, to Ester DeBerdt, 1767 Nov. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525172 Donop, a Hessian mercenary fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War, was fatally wounded at the Battle of Red Bank and died 25 Oct. 1777. From the description of Letter : to Thomas Wharton, 1777 Oct. 24. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612882108 Delegate from Pennsylvania to ...

Henry, Mathew Schropp, 1790-1862 (person)

Resident of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Indian vocabulary of Mathew Schropp Henry, ca. 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71057462 Matthew Schropp Henry was a 19th century Indian language scholar. From the description of Delaware language-english dictionaries, 1859-1860. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122524240 From the description of Vocabularies of Indian languages: Klikatat and Kalapo...

Simon, Joseph, approximately 1712-1804 (person)

Irvine, Callender, 1775-1841 (person)

Resident of Pennsylvania; served as United States agent for the Six Nations; appointed commissary general of the United States Army in 1814. From the description of Callender Irvine letters and appointments, 1802-1803. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 71242443 ...

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United States. Continental Congress (corporateBody)

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...

Henry, Jordan & Company. (corporateBody)

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 (person)

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 ...

Jordan, John, 1808-1890. (person)

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (person)

American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Crooks, Ramsay, 1787-1859 (person)

Born at Greenock, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1787, and emigrated to Montreal at the age of 16. Entered the employ of a fur trader, Robert Dickson, at Mackinac, but soon, in 1806, moved on to St. Louis and formal partnership with Robert McClellan for trade on the upper Missouri. In 1810 the partnership was dissolved, Crooks returned to Canada, and there joined the recruits for the proposed overland journey to Astoria. He became a partner in Astor's Pacific Fur Company, but after a disheartening journey re...

Henry family. (family)

The Henry family were armsmakers who operated a family gun manufactory in eastern Pennsylvania for five generations. The business was founded by the first William Henry (1729-1786), the son of John Henry, an early immigrant from Ireland. In 1744 William moved to Lancaster, Pa., where he was apprenticed to a gunsmith. He soon achieved great expertise in the craft, and from 1750 to 1760 he conducted the business in partnership with Joseph Simon, a merchant and Indian trade...

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Henry, Benjamin West, 1777-1806. (person)

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824 (person)

Political economist and Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress. From the description of Tench Coxe correspondence, 1786-1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145397535 Political economist, Continental Congressman, U.S. Treasury official. From the description of ALS : to Samuel M. Fox, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138965 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John S. Skinner, 1821 Mar. 22. (Rosenbach M...

Henry, William, 1794-1878 (person)

Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875 (person)

Capitalist, son of John Jacob Astor, and nominal head of the American Fur Company prior to his father's exit from the business in 1834. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36145298 William B. Astor went into business with his father, John Jacob Astor, and successfully invested in real estate and railroad, coal, and insurance companies. Samuel Jones...

Lancaster County (Pa.). Treasurer (corporateBody)

Bomford, George, 1782-1848 (person)

Army officer. From the description of Order of George Bomford, 1815. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450950 Soldier, ordnance expert, Washington, D.C. resident. From the description of Letter : Washington, to Genl. J. Manton, 1825 March 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22194052 Chief of ordnance, U.S. Army; invented the howitzer. From the description of Letters : Washington, D.C., to various correspondents, 1836-1842. (Bryn Mawr College). ...

Henry, Granville, 1834-1912 (person)

Nicholson, John, 1757-1800 (person)

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...

Henry, Ann Wood, 1734-1799. (person)

Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County) (corporateBody)