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General Correspondence

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866
Dates:
1809-1840
Abstract:  

These are copies of letters, chiefly relating to the American Philosophical Society, from Peter S. Du Ponceau, John Vaughan, and James Mease. There are a few original letters, one to Benjamin Franklin Peale.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F31
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Sioussat, St. George L. (St. George Leakin), 1878-1960
Dates:
1847-1865
Abstract:  

Material pertaining to the Walker regime in Guatemala, with many letters to and from John P. Heiss.
Call #:  
Mss.972.81.Si7
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
Dates:
1721-1768
Abstract:  

Circa 160 transcripts prepared for publication in Alan Armstrong, ed. Selected correspondence.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C692a
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827
Dates:
1795-1797
Abstract:  

This correspondence is with Louis Etienne Duhail and Theodore C. Mazard.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D938v
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Michaux, Francois André, 1770-1855
Dates:
1802-1911
Abstract:  

Relating especially to American Philosophical Society business, these papers contain letters to and from men of science and institutions in Europe on the purchase and shipment of books and on the pubications of the Society. Many of the letters are to or from John Vaughan.
Call #:  
Mss.B.M58.1
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Turner, Dawson (1775-1858)
Dates:
1820-1848
Abstract:  

Dawson Turner, banker, botanist, and antiquary, was an avid collector of literary and scientific books and manuscripts as well as an author of many works on antiquities and botany more specifically cryptogamic plants. This small collection of only 12 items contains letters written primarily to Jacob Henry Burn and relates to the purchase of items for Turner's vast personal library.
Call #:  
Mss.B.T854
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Vaughan Club
Dates:
1838-1841
Abstract:  

There are letters, songs, menus, etc. Members included William Strickland, N. Chapman, A. D. Bache, R. Dunglison, and others, who brought their bottles already decanted and ready to drink.
Call #:  
Mss.Temp5.Misc Ms
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Dates:
1804
Abstract:  

Two bound documents, "A chronological series of facts relative to Louisiana" and "An examination into the boundaries of Louisiana." Prepared by Jefferson for U.S. ministers at Paris and Madrid, as a means of determining the extent of the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson sent these to the APS with a cover letter to Peter S. Du Ponceau, dated December 30, 1817; read in the Historical and Literary Committee, 1818. Printed in Thomas Jefferson, Documents Relating to the Purchase and Exploration of Louisiana (New York, 1904).
Call #:  
Mss.973.4.J35c
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bohlen, John
Dates:
1889-1912
Abstract:  

Born in Schiffdorf (near Bremerhafen), John Bohlen became one of Philadelphia's most prominent merchants at the turn of the nineteenth century. Running a profitable concern in partnership with his brother Bohl (1754-1836), John Bohlen imported commodities from their native Holland. Thanks to an insatiable American thirst for gin, Bohlen amassed an immense fortune that enabled him to travel in the same social circles as Stephen Girard and others among the mercantile elite and to win a spot in 1816 as one of the Directors of the Bank of the United States. By the time of his death, he was one of only eleven Philadelphians whose personal estates exceeded one million dollars in value. The Bohlen Collection contains a scant ten letters that appear to have been retained, as much as anything, for their autograph interest. Although they shed relatively little light on the life of John Bohlen, they do offer interesting glimpses into the personalities of Bohlen's famous correspondents, including Stephen Girard, Francis Scott Key, Meriwether Lewis, Virgil Maxcy, Oliver Hazard Perry, and Timothy Pickering.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B63
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Fothergill, John, 1712-1780
Dates:
1737-1750
Abstract:  

All but one of these letters are to Charles Alston, the professor of botany at Edinburgh University, and concern medicine, botany, and science in general. They are dated between 1737 and 1750. One letter is to George Whately, dated 1778.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F82
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hewson family.
Dates:
1767-1836
Abstract:  

These are letters of William Hewson, Mary Stevenson Hewson, and Thomas Tickell Hewson, chiefly to members of the family on personal affairs. There are also a transcript of a draft of William Hewson's account of his quarrel with Dr. William Hunter and a letter from Barbeu Du Bourg to Mary Stevenson Hewson.
Call #:  
Mss.B.H492.h, .br, .b1, .b
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
New Sweden Company
Dates:
1650-1655 (1820)
Abstract:  

The New Sweden Company was founded as a joint stock enterprise in 1637 including Swedish, Dutch, and German investors seeking to trade in American furs and tobacco. Centered at Fort Christina, near present day Wilmington, Delaware, the colony expanded up both sides of Delaware Bay and the Delaware Reiver to present day Philadelphia, but capitulated to the Dutch in 1655. This volume contains selected transcripts in Swedish and German of documents in Swedish archives relating to the settling and governance of the colony of New Sweden in Delaware and Pennsylvania, made at the expense of Jonathan Russel, United States minister to Sweden, 1820. The documents have all been translated into French, and were printed in Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, vol. 4 (1829), 177-8,200, 314-315, 373-374, 398-400; vol. 5, 14-15, 219-221. No. 27 was not printed. Bound in at the end of the volume is Ch. 5 of Per Lindeström, "Description de la nouvelle Suède et des Indes Occidentales, 1691."
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.Sw2
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Burrough, Marmaduke
Dates:
1829-1847
Abstract:  

The material in this collection is primarily the receipts for books, clothes, passages, a rhinoceros, etc., while he was in Calcutta. There is also a small volume (approximately 50 pages), a duplicate receipt book which he kept as the Consul for the U.S. in Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B946
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
Dates:
1740-1770
Abstract:  

This is a small group of letters written to Johann Ambrosius Beurer, J. von Sprehelson, and Christoph Jacob Trew.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C692
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Edwards, Benjamin
Dates:
1819-1827
Abstract:  

Benjamin Edwards was a minor figure on the Stephen H. Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. His six letters addressed to his father Oliver Edwards briefly mention the expedition, including his attempts to collect pay for his part in the expedition. His letters also discuss his life in Louisiana after the expedition working on the Steamboat Hope and later as overseer of slaves in a sawmill.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Ed9
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dates:
1749-1898
Abstract:  

The James S. and Frances M. Bradford Collection contains a wealth of letters to and from Polly Stevenson Hewson, intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin. At the heart of the collection are approximately 40 letters from Mary Stevenson to Franklin with a smaller number in return. Friendly, increasingly intimate, these provide a glimpse of the domestic life of Franklin and his warm personal relations with the Stevensons and Hewsons. Among the noteworthy individual items is the manuscript "Craven Street Gazette" (Sept. 22-26, 1770), the mock newspaper Franklin produced while in London. The collection also contains a series of unrelated miscellaneous manuscripts that includes correspondence from William Bradford, Patrick Henry, and George Washington.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F85.bra
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Dates:
1791-1840
Abstract:  

This collection consists almost entirely of letters, mostly written by Jefferson, to various people. The largest portion of the letters are from Jefferson to Louis Hue Girardin concerning the latter's work in completing The history of Virginia: from its first settlement to the present day, Volume 4 . Of particular interest is Jefferson's notes on his colleges' role in that history, including the plot to establish a dictator of Virginia. The letters to Girardin also include discussions of plants, the building of the University of Virginia, and books.
Call #:  
Mss.B.J35.Le
Extent:
63 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Jones, Robert Strettel,1745-17
Dates:
1761-1779
Abstract:  

These papers include a catalog of his library (1 v., 67 p.); Narative of the difference between Dr. Alison, vice provost of the college of Philadelphia & Robert Strettell Jones late student in the senior class of the said College; Hugh Williamson to Isaac Jones, dated May 7, 1763; An abridgement of metaphysicks, written March 20,1761 & A system of rhetoric wrote Nov. & Dec. 1762, by Robert Strettell Jones; Depositions in re indictment for high treason against Robert Strettell Jones, Sept. 28, 1779; Certificate naming R.S. Jones as one of the Corporation of Contributors to the Pennsylvania Hospital, dated Dec. 3, 1773; and a copy of the will of his aunt Ann Strettell, Aug. 6, 1767.
Call #:  
Mss.B.J732
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Moore, Ira.
Dates:
1848-1856
Abstract:  

These papers include letters from relatives, friends, and former students, chiefly on family affairs, social events, and schools in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Also included are receipts for personal expenditures, and letters of recommendation for teaching positions and from J. P. Lesley for admission to Yale College, where Moore received the Ph.B. degree in 1855. Moore was Lesley's assistant in preparing the Pennsylvania Railroad maps of western Pennsylvania.
Call #:  
Mss.B.M79
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



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