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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Feinstone, Sol,1888-1980,colle
Dates:
1773-1888
Abstract:  

This collection of documents includes letters, broadsides, bills of sale, deeds of purchase, and wills, relating to various slaves. There are also documents from notable Americans concerning the slave question, such as John Brown, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Andrew Jackson.
Call #:  
Mss.326.F33
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Saboo, Raja
Dates:
Circa 1839
Abstract:  

Copy of the credentials carried by the Raja Saboo of Sumatra to the court on the Peninsula.
Call #:  
Mss.327.9921.T75
Extent:
1 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Pereira de Azambuja, Jacob Frederico Torlade, 1788-1847
Dates:
1833
Abstract:  

Jacob Frederico Torlade Pereira de Azambuja was the Portuguese chargé d'affaires in the United States from 1829-1834. His essay on the monetary system of Portugal was presented to the American Philosophical Society in October 1833, and was read at the meeting of Oct. 18. Written in Portuguese, the essay deals with one of the burning issues of the Jacksonian era, the money system, by examining the history of coinage and the money system in Portgual from the earliest times.
Call #:  
Mss.332.4946.Az1m
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862
Dates:
1840, 1862
Abstract:  

Born in Boston and educated there and in France, Samuel Breck (1771-1862) was a major figure in the mercantile, philanthropic, and political life of Philadelphia during the first hald of the nineteenth century. With an interest in historical and literary affairs, Breck was an active member of the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Phialdelphia Athenaeum, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society (elected 1838). The Breck Collection is comprised of two manuscripts written by Samuel Breck. The first, "Historical Sketch of the Continental Bills of Credit, from 1775 to 1781, with Specimens Thereof" (1840), includes an essay and 153 specimens of Continental Currency. The second essay, "Recollections of My Acquaintance and Association with Deceased Members of the American Philosophical Society" (1862) includes the 92 year-old Breck's reminiscences of his personal relationships with the nationally and internationally prominent membership of the APS.
Call #:  
Mss.332.5.B74h
Extent:
0.25 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:
Erb, Lawrence
Dates:
1794-1803
Abstract:  

This collection contains applications to possess and operate stills and to retail spirits and liquors, receipts for distilled liquors, accounts of monies collected by Lawrence Erb and James Brice. Pennsylvania counties covered are Berks, Fayette, Franklin, Philadelphia, and York.
Call #:  
Mss.336.27.M414
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Law Academy of Philadelphia
Dates:
1820-1822
Abstract:  

Opinions delivered before the Law Academy of Philadelphia by the provost and vice provost. The opinions are signed by Peter S. Du Ponceau as provost.
Call #:  
Mss.340.7.L41
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Gérard de Rayneval, J.-M. (Joseph-Mathias), 1736-1812
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

Peter S. Du Ponceau translated Gérard de Rayneval's "De la liberté des mers" (Paris, 1811) as an exercise, but not for publication.
Call #:  
Mss.341.3.R21o
Extent:
3 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hogg, Helen Sawyer
Dates:
1704
Abstract:  

Essay by British politician and capitalist. Complete title is "Free Parliaments, or, A vindication of the fundamental right of the Commons of England...to be sole judges of all those privileges of the electors and of the elected, which are absolutely necessary to preserve free parliaments and a free people..."
Call #:  
Mss.342.42.M23
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1787
Abstract:  

Benjamin Franklin's annotated copy of the first printing of the Constitution (Philadelphia: Dunlap and Claypoole, 1787).
Call #:  
Mss.342.73.Un3c.d
Extent:
1 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
New Jersey. Legislature. General Assembly
Dates:
1727-1747
Abstract:  

Acts for issuing bills of credit (1727), for victualling the forces on an expedition to Canada (1746), and for further victualling forces lately raised in New Jersey on an expedition to Canada (1747).
Call #:  
Mss.345.12.N46
Extent:
3 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Pennsylvania. General Assembly
Dates:
1682-1719
Abstract:  

Much of the material in both volumes is printed in Charter to William Penn, and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania . . . (Harrisburg, 1879). The first volume, prepared possibly for James Logan, contains copies of Charles II's grant to William Penn of the Lower Counties, 1683, an act of the Privy Council, 1705, the charter of Pennsylvania of 1701, acts of the Assembly, 1682-1719.
Call #:  
Mss.345.12.P38
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1682
Abstract:  

The Great Law, or, The Body of laws of ye province of Pennsilvania territorys thereunto belonging past at an assembly at Chester als Upland the seaventh day of ye 10th month.
Call #:  
Mss.345.12.P38L
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Dates:
1803-1831
Abstract:  

John Marshall was appointed the fourth chief justice of the United States by President John Adams. In the thirty four years he served on the bench, Marshall presided over the Court's evolution into an institution with power equal to both the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government. The Marshall collection consists of manuscript drafts for 62 opinions delivered by the chief justice in the Fourth Circuit Court of the United States between 1803 and 1831. These opinions seem to be from cases heard in Richmond, VA. The collection is arranged chronologically by the court term.
Call #:  
Mss.345.41.M35
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
William & George Panter
Dates:
1781-1782
Abstract:  

Sales catalogue from Panter and Company for the French ship Marquis de la Fayette which was captured by six British warships (HMS Endymion, Egmount, Suffolk, Grafton, Trident, and Bristol) while in passage to Boston. The catalogue provides a complete listing of the ship's cargo and its value.
Call #:  
Mss.347.7.P19
Extent:
1 Volumes



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