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Creator:
New York (State). Supreme Court
Dates:
Circa 1766
Abstract:  

This item includes resolutions of the New York General Assembly. It is bound with T. Forsey, "The Report of an Action of Assault, Battery and Wounding, Tried in the Supreme Court of Judicature for the Province of New-York in the term of October 1764, between Thomas Forsey, Plaintiff, and Waddel Cunningham, Defendant" (John Holt: New York, 1764).
Call #:  
Mss.347.9.F77
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Miller, Peter
Dates:
1765-1777
Abstract:  

This volume contains copies of depositions sworn before Peter Miller, letters of attorney, bonds, receipts, bills of sale, and contracts of marriage, etc. There is an index of names, which lists, among many others, George Glentworth, John Kearsley, Reese Meredith, Frederick Phile, and James Ralph. See date of 18 May 1768 for B. Franklin; 30 October 1773 for Kearsley. Film 54-67 Frame 136.
Call #:  
Mss.347.96.M615
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Philadelphia (Pa.).Overseers of the Poor.
Dates:
1767
Abstract:  

This volume is the tax book of William Savery, an overseer of the poor, for collecting the poor tax in Philadelphia.
Call #:  
Mss.352.1.P531
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Berny, Pierre Jean Paul de, 1722-1779
Dates:
1778
Abstract:  

Born in Chartres, France, on August 9, 1722, the chevalier de Berny studied law before entering the military. During the Seven Years War he served in the Low Countries and Germany, retiring to Strasbourg after fifteen campaigns and a number of wounds with the Bavarian Order of St. Michel. He claimed familiarity with a number of European princes and ministers and the protection of the Comte de Vergennes. Berny is known as well as the master of a writing academy in Brussels and as a draftsman. He died on January 22, 1779. Professing admiration for Franklin's support for the arts and sciences, and ever interested in ingratiating himself to the celebrated and powerful, the chevalier de Berny dedicated his "L'Oeil du Maître, ou essai sur le ministére," to Franklin in February 1778. In this essay on governance and the qualifications, activities, virtues, and vices of ministers to the king, Berny excuses himself, a draftsman, for commenting upon the affairs of state by insisting that the thoughts in his essay arose from long personal experience: "le fruit de la fréquentation de nombre de Cours oú j'ai résidé depuis la paix dernière." Franklin appears never to have acknowledged its receipt.
Call #:  
Mss.354.B45
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creators:
Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846 | United States. War Department. Inspector General's Office
Dates:
Circa 1801-1815
Abstract:  

This is a compilation of manuscript and printed items, with some extensive annotations by Parker on the published items. There are various editions of the "Army Register," or "Register of the Army of the U.S.," from 1813-1816, published both in Washington and Philadelphia, with Parker's corrections, additions, and manuscript versions appended. Some of the volumes contain printed regulations, orders, and laws, with his annotations, such as "An Act for Establishing Rules & Articles . . . of the Armies of the U.S." (Washington, 1808); General orders, 1815; U.S. War dept. Letter from the Secretary of war...relative to the...act fixing the military peace establishment... 1816; U.S. Congress. House. Military Committee. Report...1817; U.S. War dept. Letter from the acting Secretary of war...relative to a mutiny said to have taken place at Norfolk...1817. The contents of "U.S. Army Registers, Regulations, Orders, etc., 1801-1815" are listed as: strength of the army; distribution of the officers; commanders of regiments; number of officers authorized by law; strength of regiments; distribution of the army at the close of the war; strength of the army in 1817; a correct register of the army...at the close of the campaign of 1814; regulations, orders, registers, and reports to Congress; etc.
Call #:  
Mss.355.Un2g
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
United States.Army.District of North Carolina.
Dates:
1863
Abstract:  

This volume contains orders, with some leaves being printed, from the commanding generals during the period, Brigadier General C.A. Heckman and Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer.
Call #:  
Mss.355.Un5ncng
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia.
Dates:
1749-1843
Abstract:  

The minutes cover 1749-1776, 1786-1833, and Treasurer's accounts, 1759-1843.
Call #:  
Mss.361.Sa2
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Leff, Barbara.
Dates:
1972
Abstract:  

Includes a brief historical sketch of blacks in Philadelphia, with a detailed examination of the Black Coalition as it came into being, and survived briefly, after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in 1968.
Call #:  
Mss.363.L52
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
State Penitentiary for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Dates:
1819-1955
Abstract:  

Intended as a model of Jacksonian penal reform, the Eastern State Penitentiary operated in the Cherry Hill section of Philadelphia between 1829 and 1970. Designed to promote the moral reform of prisoners by imposing a regimen of silent, solitary self-reflection, the penitentiary became the purest example of the "Pennsylvania plan" of "cellular isolation." The Records of the Eastern State Penitentiary consist of seven bound volumes and a series of miscellaneous records and correspondence that document aspects of life in Jacksonian America's model prison. The collection has been organized into four series: Series I, Bound Volumes; Series II, Miscellaneous Records; Series III, Correspondence of Elizabeth Velora Elwell; and Series IV, Prisoners' Correspondence. The bound volumes contain records of admission for prisoners between 1830 and 1892 (with some gaps), three of which were kept and annotated by the Moral Instructor at the prison, Thomas Larcombe. Larcombe provided interesting comments on the "moral state" of each prisoner, in addition to data on name, age, gender and race, religious affiliation, the charges, sentence, and final disposition. The unbound materials in the collection are diverse, but include an important 70 page manuscript comprising the records of the joint commission charged with investigating management of the prison in 1835, with a partial transcript of testimony, and a series of 29 letters written to or from prisoners at Eastern State, 1845-1871, most unusually the inmate Elizabeth Velora Elwell, writing to her paramour and fellow inmate Albert Green Jackson.
Call #:  
Mss.365.P381p
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hyslop, Beatrice Fry,1899-,com
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

These materials were collected by Hyslop for a study of the history of freemasonry in France. Included are copies of eighteenth-century documents from the Bibliothèque Nationale, note cards, and correspondence (1951-1959) with French librarians and researchers.
Call #:  
Mss.366.1.M41
Extent:
1 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Weisberger, Richard William
Dates:
1980
Abstract:  

This is a dissertation that emphasizes the major affinities between speculative freemasonry and eighteenth century European culture and society, highlighting Enlightenment patterns and cultural activities in four European cities.
Call #:  
Mss.366.1.W43
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Vaux, Roberts,1786-1836.
Dates:
1824
Abstract:  

This address was delivered in Philadelphia before an "association formed for the education of men of colour." Vaux shows how slavery adversely affects the interest, happiness, and safety of the owner, slave, society, and government.
Call #:  
Mss.371.974.As7
Extent:
1 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Cheyney, Edward Potts, 1861-1947
Dates:
1936-1938
Abstract:  

This collection contains essays edited by Cheyney and published in "Annals" of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 200(1938). Included are 13 letters, 1936-1938, about the manuscript to and from Edwin G. Conklin, Walter B. Cannon, and Roy F. Nichols. Concerning freedom of expression in various fields: inventions, social sciences, science, religion, working men, universities in various countries.
Call #:  
Mss.378.121.C42
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Richards, Alfred N.(Alfred New
Dates:
1931
Abstract:  

This confidential report covers all aspects of the University of Pennsylvania medical school and hospital, and research and teaching. It was prepared by Richards and T. Grier Miller for the president of the university, Thomas Sovereign Gates.
Call #:  
Mss.378.748.P38xri
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
University of Virginia.Board of Visitors.
Dates:
1814-1828
Abstract:  

These are copies of the Board of Visitors minutes of the Albemarle Academy (25 March-17 June 1814), and Central College (5 May 1817-1819), both of which were forerunners of the university. There are also minutes of the reconstituted university (29 March 1819-7 April 1826, 10-24 July 1828). Among the members of the Board were Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. Partly in hand of William C. Rives (?).
Call #:  
Mss.378.755.V8lbo
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1911-1947
Abstract:  

In 1912, the University of California, Berkeley, became the first university in the nation to form a separate Department of Genetics. The first two appointments in the department went to plant geneticists Ernest Brown Babcock and Roy E. Clausen, and as the department grew slowly, shifting slightly away from its roots in agricultural science, it gained a strong reputation as an important center for research in several areas in genetics and evolutionary biology. The U.C. Berkeley Department of Genetics Collection contains a selective sampling of correspondence relating to the organization and early history of the nation's first Department of Genetics. Centered in the years 1912-1930, the collection consists primarily of correspondence to and from Babcock and Clausen, pertaining to their research, administrative matters, and the genetical community. Prominent among their correspondents are George H. Shull, Thomas Hunt Morgan, A. H. Sturtevant, and H. J. Muller.
Call #:  
Mss.378.794.C12gen
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



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