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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Griffith, Hiram H.
Dates:
1847-1848
Abstract:  

This voyage was from Norfolk to Grenada, Guadeloupe, Mobile, and Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.551.5.G873
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Lyon, John,d. 1814.
Dates:
1799-1814
Abstract:  

This journal pertains to his travels in the eastern part of the United States.
Call #:  
Mss.580.L99
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:
Michaux, André, 1746-1802
Dates:
1787-1796
Abstract:  

These journeys of botanical exploration include information regarding plants, and his remarks on the condition of remote settlements he visited. The journals cover the territory from Hudson's Bay to the Indian River in Florida, and from the Bahama Islands to the banks of the Mississippi.
Call #:  
Mss.580.M58
Extent:
9 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796
Dates:
1784-1805
Abstract:  

The first volume contains notes of expenses and of observations while surveying the western boundary of Pennsylvania (1785). Mentions APS under date of Feb. 20, 1784. The second volume contains observations that were continued after Rittenhouse's death to Sept. 30, 1805.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R51d
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Clark, William, 1770-1838
Dates:
August 25, 1808 - September 22, 1808
Abstract:  

William Clark kept this diary on an expedition to make a treaty with the Osage Indians in the Missouri Territory. A sketch drawn under the September 16 entry is apparently a draft of Clark's Fort Osage map, while the first page of notes presents color scheme used on another draft. See Kate L. Gregg, Westward with Dragoons (1937: 48) for the map in printed version.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.L58c
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Dates:
August 30 - December 12, 1803; 1810
Abstract:  

This item is Lewis' narrative journal of the river trip from Pittsburgh to the winter camp of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, together with meteorological observations. There are also entries by William Clark. Of the 126 leaves in this journal, 31 contain questions by Nicholas Biddle, with William Clark's replies, dated 1810. Includes parts II and III of Nicholas Biddle, "Notes on Indians...", and list of measurements of bones and other natural history specimens, in Lewis' hand. Also contains some sketches and two small maps.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.L58p
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798
Dates:
1782-1785
Abstract:  

This volume is a record of a schoolboy's life in Switzerland, with comments on his life in Passy with his grandfather, Benjamin Franklin.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B122d
Extent:
1 Volumes



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:
unknown
Dates:
1780-1956
Abstract:  

Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) was an explorer and soldier, most often remembered two exploratory trips to the newly acquired Louisiana territory. The first of these trips was to the source of the Mississippi River in 1805; the second was to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers in 1806. Because General James Wilkinson was responsible for organizing Pike's two expeditions, when the conspiracy charges again Aaron Burr implicated Wilkinson, suspicion was, for a short time, also focused on Pike. Pike worked his way up the ranks of the United States Army, becoming a brigadier-general during the War of 1812. He was killed in the Battle of York in Upper Canada (now Toronto) in 1813.
Call #:  
Mss.B.P63
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Nevins, Pim, 1756-1833
Dates:
1802-1803
Abstract:  

A merchant and member of the Society of Friends, Pim Nevins (1756-1833) lived most of his life in the English midlands. Recorded in Pigot's Directory of 1834 as a member of the gentry resident in Hunslet Lane, Leeds, Nevins was a woollen cloth manufacturer, finisher, and merchant whose operations were located at Larchfield Mill, near Huddersfield. During a voyage to visit Friends' meetings in the United States in 1802-1803, Pim Nevins kept a journal to record his thoughts and experiences. In presenting a copy of his diary to his children, he wrote: "some parts [of the diary] wch. being by way of memorandum to assist my memory will of course be no ways interesting to you; other parts being fill'd with the effusions of my own thoughts, will I fear be dry to you unless your minds should in some measure be dip'd into the like state with mine when influencing my pen; some other parts may entertain you." The journal includes a mixture of description of the cities, towns and landscape through which Nevins passed and accounts of his visits with Friends in New York city, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington, Alexandria, Bethlehem, Pa., Easton, Pa., the Pocono Mountains, northern New Jersey, New Brunswick, N.J., and Trenton, N.J. It also includes a delicate watercolor drawing of the Delaware Water Gap.
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.N41
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bancker, James Albert, 1821-1897
Dates:
1842-1849
Abstract:  

Written from China to his family, the letters of James Bancker contain descriptions of the social life of the Americans and English in China, of Hong Kong after the British acquisition of that place, and of anti-British riots in Canton. A long letter describes the outward voyage from New York to Canton; several letters given an account of a visit to the Philippines; and there is a partial journal of Bancker's return home through the Red Sea.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B22
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859
Dates:
1810
Abstract:  

This diary is a journal of a trip from Philadelphia by stage to Pittsburgh, then afoot through Franklin, LeBoeuf, and Erie to the Huron River; thence by boat to Detroit, where he remained 26-29 July, when he set out by canoe for Michilimackinac. Included are descriptions of Detroit, plants, animals, springs, Indian mounds, and notes on goitre.
Call #:  
Mss.B.N96
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813
Dates:
1806-1813
Abstract:  

This material relates to Alexander B. Grosart's biography of Wilson. There are notes and copies of letters and documents, including a copy of Wilson's will. There is one poem by Wilson, "The Last Wish," and an 1806 letter to William Bartram.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W692
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Dates:
1794-1817
Abstract:  

This is primarily a collection of letters and manuscripts sent to Wistar by prominent men who were among his many correspondents. These documents reflect his broad interests, including botany, paleontology, medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and André Michaux's plans for exploring the Missouri.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W76
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creators:
Clark, William, 1770-1838 | Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Dates:
1804-1806
Abstract:  

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were explorers. This collection contains the manuscript journals kept by Lewis and Clark on their travels to the source of the Missouri River and across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. There are interlineations throughout by Nicholas Biddle, who published his narrative "History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark" (1814).
Call #:  
Mss.917.3.L58
Extent:
30 Volumes



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