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Literature, Arts, and Culture

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This is a collection of Francis Hopkinson's prose writings, prepared by him for publication. These volumes are numbered 1-4 and 6. Volume 5, missing here, contains his verse.
Call #:  
Mss.817.H77
Extent:
6 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Dates:
1866
Abstract:  

Printed version of Hopkinson's poem illustrated with pen and ink sketches. Contains 22 pen and ink sketches by B.F.Bensel.
Call #:  
Mss.973.391.H77b
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870
Dates:
1822-1823
Abstract:  

One volume contains songs for guitar and piano, the other compositions and arrangements for guitar. Peale and his wife copied some, if not all, from the works of various composers.
Call #:  
Mss.787.61.P312a
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Philological Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dates:
1809-1811
Abstract:  

These papers consist chiefly of essays presented by the members, with such titles as "Ambition," "On Avarice," "State of Literature in the United States," and "Consequences of the French Revolution." Also included are several letters, including one from Benjamin Say, Jr.
Call #:  
Mss.405.P5o
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt, 1744-1824
Dates:
Circa late 18th century
Abstract:  

Comedies and tragedies, possibly not all by Mme. Brillon, entitled :La mort de Sénèque," "Charles le Mauvais, roi de Navarre; ou, La clémence du roi Jean," "Charles premier, roi d'Angleterre," "Marguerite d'Anjou, reine d'Angleterre," "Molière aux enfers," "Le songe, opéra comique," and "Le bienfaisant maladroit; ou, plus de bruit que de besogne."
Call #:  
Mss.842.5.B76
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, Samuel,1795-1859.
Dates:
1859
Abstract:  

This notebook contains short essays on various topics, such as public singers ("the Mountebanks of the Voice"), the embarrassments of public men (Daniel E. Sickles and Philip Barton Key), songs, wit, wealth, suicide, Benjamin Rush, "that little sneak Kossuth," and modern authors ("the present wretches of the pen").
Call #:  
Mss.B.R895
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1785-1806
Abstract:  

Related to the Dupaix expeditions of 1806, four loose notebooks with 23 ink and pencil sketches of Mexican ruins and hieroglyphics. Fragmented text, in Spanish, with images of construction and decoration on stonework, pottery and buildings of various native ruins of the Yucatan. The APS manuscript sketch file has an inventory list of the images.
Call #:  
Mss.913.72.N84
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
Dates:
1820
Abstract:  

There are notes on the colonial history of Pennsylvania, with emphasis on William Penn and his family, the Society of Friends, James Logan, and the charters granted by Penn, with some notes on the study of languages and definition of words.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D92c
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
Dates:
1850
Abstract:  

Two sketchbooks by artist Rembrandt Peale. The first volume contains pencil sketches made on a trip on the Hudson River, October 1850, including views of the Palisades, Castle Garden, and the Catskill Mountains.
Call #:  
Mss.B.P313
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, Samuel,1795-1859.
Dates:
1824
Abstract:  

In this volume Rush comments on persons and events of the time, mentioning Robert Walsh, John Vaughan, Lafayette, James Rush, Peter S. Du Ponceau, and William Currie. Rush also comments on the Franklin Institute, and the American Philosophical Society.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R895.o
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt, 1744-1824
Dates:
Circa 1775-1800
Abstract:  

Principally by Mme. Brillon, these compositions include marches, sonatas, and songs. Included is "La Marche des Insurgents" which Mme. Brillon composed after receiving news from Benjamin Franklin of General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga in 1777.
Call #:  
Mss.781.508.B762
Extent:
26 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Roux de Rochelle, Jean Baptiste Gaspard, 1762-1849
Dates:
Circa 1837
Abstract:  

A published first edition, 1837, of Jean Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle's History of the United States of America, in French, with a companion volume of original sketches used for the 96 engraved plates. Sketches are of American scenes and history, some apparently original, others after de Bry and other artists, all used in Roux de rochelle's book.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.R76
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Day, Sherman,1806-1884.
Dates:
Circa 1842
Abstract:  

These are the original sketches used for the engravings in Day's 1843 publication, "Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania" (Philadelphia). They are finely detailed renderings of public and private structures and landscape throughout Pennsylvania. Accompanying these sketches are 150 pages of photocopied letters of Day, from originals at Yale University. These were used by Smith in his book.
Call #:  
Mss.917.48.D33
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857
Dates:
1825-1857
Abstract:  

The primary correspondence (ca. 65 letters) is with William Cooper (1798-1864) on Bonaparte's publications, especially "American Ornithology" and "Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology," but also included are many references to American and European men of science and learned societies. There are also letters to Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, George Robert Gray, Titian Ramsay Peale, and Wilhelm P. S. Rüppell.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B642.1.7
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Evans, Harriet Verena, 1782-
Dates:
1827-1844
Abstract:  

Harriet Verena Evans was born in Lancaster, Pa., on April 28, 1782, the daughter of John and Sarah Musser. On May 21, 1807, Harriet married Cadwalader Evans (1762-1841), a former surveyor who went on to a distinguished career in politics, as one of the directors of the Bank of the United States, a promoter of the Schuylkill Canal, and president of the Schuylkill Navigation Company. The couple had nine children, including a set of twins. The diary of Harriet Verena Evans is an unusual example of a woman's spiritual diary from early national Philadelphia. Beginning on her 46th birthday in 1827, the same day her seventeen year-old son John died, Evans made sporadic entries in her diary for seventeen years, marking birthdays, holidays, special events, and anniversaries of various kinds. Fixated upon praying (or fretting) over her spiritual state and future, Evans continued to mourn over John's loss for many years, remembering him regularly on the date of his birth, death, and burial. She was also particularly prone to composing (or copying) religious poetry, and in sections, the diary verges on a poetical commonplace book. Other entries reveal Evans' concern for her other children, three of whom were students at the University of Pennsylvania, and on July 25, 1832, she made a particularly long entry discussing the arrival of the cholera in Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Ev5
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Leacock, John,1729-1802.
Dates:
1768-1781
Abstract:  

Having made his fortune as a goldsmith and silversmith, John Leacock (1729-1802) became one of Philadelphia's most energetic entrepreneurs in viticulture and a playwright and parodist in the cause of American Independence. Despite bearing the title, "Observations, Experiments etc. extracted from the Philosophical Transactions respecting farming, gardening, etc.," the notebook kept by the silversmith, viticulturist, and writer, John Leacock, is actually a combination of commonplace book, notebook, and receipt book. Consisting of 58 folio pages, the book contains a hodgepodge of entries reflecting Leacock's varied interests from 1768 through at least 1781, including not only material copied from other sources on viticulture, agriculture, engraving and etching, but medicinal and culinary receipts and two original poems, a "Song [of] the Stamp Act" and "A parody on the Tempest, by R. H. Esq." It also mentions diet drinks made by James Logan and Cadwallader Evans.
Call #:  
Mss.B.L463
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Seybert, Adam,1773-1825.
Dates:
1810
Abstract:  

This commonplace book consists of brief writings and observations on agriculture, arts and manufactures, commerce, the army and navy, canals and roads, weights and measures, general politics, finance, and population. It includes a sketch of the Battle of Quebec groundworks and layout.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Se95
Extent:
1 Volumes



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