This correspondence is principally concerned with business between Pershouse and his brother James in England, with comments on conditions and events in the United States, including anti-British feeling, Thomas Paine's return to America, Jefferson's administration, and immigration. The papers include Pershouse's journal (1800-1838), which includes accounts of travels in England, France, and the United States, letterbooks (1836-1862) of Henry Pershouse, nephew of John, chiefly on business matters, and two volumes of Pershouse genealogical data, compiled by B.M. Pershouse Bayley (1899).
Business Records and Accounts | Diplomatic History | Early National Politics | England -- Description and travel. | Family Correspondence | Genealogies. | General Correspondence | International Travel | Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 | Journals (notebooks). | Letterbooks. | Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 | Pershouse, Henry | Pershouse, James. | Pershouse, John,1769-1841. | Philadelphia History | Political Correspondence | Social Life and Custom | Travel | Travel Narratives and Journals | United States -- Description and travel. | United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.