This is a collection of letters, letterbooks, account books, scrapbooks, etc., concerning the families of Robert Hare and Thomas Willing. The letters and other documents include early family material, as well as documents written by numerous family relations, and some obviously only collected by them. The Willing family letters (1744-1901) are diverse, concerning family matters, business, society, comments on the Civil War, etc. There are numerous letters from Thomas Willing, many concerning his banking career, as President of the Bank of North America and later at the first Bank of the U.S. The Hare family letters (1724-1965) are more extensive and diverse, including much on travel in the U.S. and elsewhere. There is a letter from Robert Hare Jr. concerning steam engines, and letters from Horace Binney Hare concerning his education at Harvard, 1860, his trip to San Francisco and the west, 1862, and numerous letters written while a soldier in the Civil War. There are many letters from Horace Binney (1780-1875, DAB) to his daughter Esther, who was married to John Innes Clark Hare (1816-1905, DAB), concerning family travel and court cases. There are also letters from outside the family, such as those from Dorothea L. Dix. The bound volumes include, among others: Robert Hare letterbooks (1824-1825, 1841-1857), estate records, and laboratory expense accounts (1818-1860); G. H. Hare's journal or log of cruises aboard the U.S. United States (1841) and U.S. Flint (1845); Horace Binney Hare's 1862 journal of his trip to San Francisco. There are account books and accounts (1754-1795) kept by Thomas Willing; accounts of the controversy over the estate of John Innes Clark; and records of the First Colored Wesley Methodist Church of Philadelphia (receipt book, 1820-1848; minute book, 1827-1844). There are also Philadelphia court records, and minutes of the Common Council of the city, 1832.
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Account books. | African American | African American churches -- United States | Americans Abroad | Banks and banking -- United States -- History -- 19th century. | Beale, Catherine C. | Beale, Charles Willing, 1845-1932 | Beale, Constance R., 1850-1937 | Beale, Edward Fitzgerald, 1822-1893 | Binney, Horace, 1780-1875 | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 | Clark, John Innes | Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887 | Early National Politics | Education | Educational Material | Family Correspondence | First Colored Wesley Methodist Church of Philadelphia. | Flint (Ship) | General Correspondence | Hare, Charles Willing, 1871-1942 | Hare, Ellen Mary Cassatt | Hare, Emily P. Beale, 1848-1935 | Hare, Esther Binney, 1873-1967 | Hare, Esther Coxe Binney | Hare, George Harrison | Hare, Horace Binney | Hare, Horace Binney, 1843-1879 | Hare, Horace Binney, 1876-1956 | Hare, John Innes Clark, 1816-1905 | Hare, Margaret Willing, 1753-1816 | Hare, Robert, 1752-1811 | Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 | Hare, Robert, 1869-1875 | Hare, Thomas Truxtun, 1878-1956 | Hare-Willing family. | Harvard University | Institutional Records | International Travel | Journals (notebooks). | Law | Legal Records | Letterbooks. | Mac Veagh, Margaret | Meigs, Ellen Mary Cassatt Hare | Minutes. | Miscellaneous | Natural history | Notebooks | Perry-Smith, Oliver, 1884-1969 | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs. | Philadelphia (Pa.). -- Councils. -- Common Council. | Philadelphia History | Receipt books. | Religion | Religion, religious organizations | Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 | San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel. | Science -- United States -- 19th century. | Science and technology | Scrapbooks. | Smith, Stuart Farrar, 1874-1951 | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | Steam-engines. | Titantic (Steamship) | Travel | Travel Narratives and Journals | United States (Ship) | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. | West (U.S.) -- Description and travel. | Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821 | Women's History | World War I | World War II