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Philadelphia History

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:
unknown
Dates:
1678-1817
Abstract:  

This collection consists of six manuscript books kept by members of the Coates family of Philadelphia, including two bank books, a day book, a receipt book, an account book, and a commonlace book.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C632.1
Extent:
6 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia.
Dates:
1749-1843
Abstract:  

The minutes cover 1749-1776, 1786-1833, and Treasurer's accounts, 1759-1843.
Call #:  
Mss.361.Sa2
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1819
Abstract:  

This manuscript is by an unknown author who was coming to America to live. It records his voyage from Liverpool, England, to Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.910.J82
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Philadelphia Assembly.
Dates:
1748-1749
Abstract:  

This volume, kept by John Swift, the dancing association treasurer, also contains a record of Swift's personal expenses, 1747-1749.
Call #:  
Mss.974.811.P33a
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration
Dates:
Circa 1736
Abstract:  

Plan of the ground and lots belonging to the State House. Docketing by Benjamin Franklin. Housed in its own red case (17x19.5").
Call #:  
Mss.974.811.P53.1
Extent:
1 drawing



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Girard family.
Dates:
1819-1880
Abstract:  

This is principally correspondence between Henriette Girard, niece of Stephen Girard, and her husbands, Henri Lallemand and John Yardly Clark. Correspondents include Stephen Girard and other members of the family.
Call #:  
Mss.B.G44
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Roach, Hannah Benner.
Dates:
1835-1976
Abstract:  

This material includes a typescript of Roach's "An Account of Elfreth's Alley and Its People from the Earliest Times," an unpublished manuscript prepared for the Elfreth's Alley Association in 1958, and also research material related to this study, such as land and deed abstracts, and miscellaneous notes.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R52e
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Dates:
1805-1813
Abstract:  

Numbered "11", this item contains notes on lands owned and sold; notes on leases of Philadelphia houses; accounts with Daphne Peterson ("a free black woman"), Mary Spence ("of Dunfermline, Scotland"), and Baynard Hall; a list of books lent; a list of those receiving copies of Rush's publications, 1805-1806 (among whom was Thomas Jefferson); and an "account of property belonging to the estate."
Call #:  
Mss.B.R89m
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wilson, James,1742-1798.
Dates:
1773-1786
Abstract:  

This is a volume of "Aitken's General American Register" for 1773, with entries dated 1774, and 1782-1786. The notes are in two different hands, and record receipts, expenses, and activities, the last probably not Wilson's.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W6915
Extent:
1 Volumes



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:
Zehnder, J. A.,recorder.
Dates:
1842-1845
Abstract:  

This volume is a listing of Philadelphia individuals claiming bankruptcy, with a corresponding list of their creditors.
Call #:  
Mss.332.75.Z3
Extent:
1 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:
Pennsylvania. General Assembly
Dates:
1630-1774
Abstract:  

This volume contains copies of records of early settlements on the Delaware River in English archives (1664-1682), and Dutch archives (1630-1656), copied from documents in the office of the Secretary of State at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.P37
Extent:
1 Volumes



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