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.
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material includes a typescript of Roach's "An Account of Elfreth's Alley and Its People from the Earliest Times," an unpublished manuscript prepared for the Elfreth's Alley Association in 1958, and also research material related to this study, such as land and deed abstracts, and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.
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."
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.
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.
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.