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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
Circa 1776
Abstract:  

Catalogue of books: inventory organized by size and accompanied by price.
Call #:  
Mss.017.C28
Extent:
1 items



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:
Warner, Joseph.
Dates:
1833-1859
Abstract:  

These volumes are accounts of payments and receipts, and of numerous loans and bonds for Philadelphia area merchants and individuals.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W244
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Vaughan Club
Dates:
1838-1841
Abstract:  

There are letters, songs, menus, etc. Members included William Strickland, N. Chapman, A. D. Bache, R. Dunglison, and others, who brought their bottles already decanted and ready to drink.
Call #:  
Mss.Temp5.Misc Ms
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



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:
Philological Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dates:
1809-1811
Abstract:  

These papers consist chiefly of essays presented by the members, with such titles as "Ambition," "On Avarice," "State of Literature in the United States," and "Consequences of the French Revolution." Also included are several letters, including one from Benjamin Say, Jr.
Call #:  
Mss.405.P5o
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Philadelphia Assembly.
Dates:
1748-1749
Abstract:  

This volume, kept by John Swift, the dancing association treasurer, also contains a record of Swift's personal expenses, 1747-1749.
Call #:  
Mss.974.811.P33a
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Michaux, Francois André, 1770-1855
Dates:
1802-1911
Abstract:  

Relating especially to American Philosophical Society business, these papers contain letters to and from men of science and institutions in Europe on the purchase and shipment of books and on the pubications of the Society. Many of the letters are to or from John Vaughan.
Call #:  
Mss.B.M58.1
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wood, George B.(George Bacon),1797-1879.
Dates:
1815-1913
Abstract:  

These papers include correspondence concerning the publication and republication of Wood's "Dispensatory of the United States" and "Treatise on Therapeutics and Pharmacology, or Materia Medica" by J.B. Lippincott & Co. Also included are twelve diplomas and certificates of membership in American and European professional societies.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W84
Extent:
30 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817
Dates:
1766-1813
Abstract:  

This is miscellaneous material relating to postal affairs, including Hazard's appointments in the service, and certificates of membership in various institutions. There are letters from Richard Bache, George Clinton, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Huntington, Thomas Jefferson, Timothy Matlack, Samuel Miller, George Washington, and others. One manuscript is endorsed, "My Covenant with the most high God," which is Hazard's reaffirmation of the vows made for him by his parents at the time of his baptism.
Call #:  
Mss.B.H338
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creators:
Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia | Carpenters' Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Friendship Carpenters' Company
Dates:
1683-1983
Abstract:  

The papers include: minutes, 1794, 1802-1942; minutes of the Managing Committee and Committee of Seven, 1791-1950; rough minutes of the Managing Committee, 1819-1857; minutes of the Wardens, 1769-1919 (with some gaps); roll of members, 1841-1875; price books, 1786, ca. 1804, 1827, 1852; Price Book Committee minutes, 1786-1791, 1827-1897; price book of the Second Carpenters' Company, 1784; cash books, 1889-1952; treasurer's account, 1874-1907; ledgers, 1801-1896; record of certificates granted to measurers of carpenters' work, 1827-1889; account book, 1763-1834; minutes of the Building Committee, 1810 11; minutes of the Committee on fitting up the Old Hall, 1857; minutes of the Committees of Accounts and Rents, 1780-1784; minutes of the Library Committee, 1853-1889; receipts for books and library record of borrowers, 1846-1890; by-laws and rules and regulations and standing resolutions, ca. 1866-1869; minutes of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1770-1775; account of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1769-1799; rules and regulations of the Friendship Carpenters' Company and specifications for building, 1769; relief given to 12 widows, 1818; scrapbook, 1887-1892; Antiques, Curiosities, and Memorabilia, 1683-1855; autographs, pictures, etc., relating to the Centennial Anniversary, 1874; Trustees' minute book, 1895 1941; book of "Dementtions" of carpenter's work by Samuel Jones, 1784; real estate record, 1905-1918; receipt books, 1795-1918; and other materials. The whole collection has been filmed by APS. Recent deposits include: Miscellaneous bills, and bills and receipts relating to widows relief (1800-1854), Managing Committee minutes (1857, 1859, 1860), library bills (1795-1854). There are also more contemporary records on deposit (1952-1980s), relating to all aspects of the Company's activities (with restrictions on the use of some of this material).
Call #:  
Mss.974.811.C22.a
Extent:
18 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Vaughan, John, 1756-1841
Dates:
1768 - Circa 1936
Abstract:  

The collection of about 850 items covers the period from 1782 to c. 1936, with the bulk dating to the 1780s to 1840s. The collection is divided into four series. Series I contains correspondence relating to a wide variety of topics, including French and English politics, business, trade, religious matters, and personal affairs. Many of the items are letters of introduction. There is also information on John Vaughan's immigration to America, Joseph Priestley, vaccines and inoculation (with Jefferson's comments on the same), Vaughan's business in Philadelphia, and the American Philosophical Society. Also included in this series are 2 boxes with copies of Vaughan correspondence as well as miscellaneous notes by E. W. Madeira, gathered in the course of his research on Vaughan in the 1930s. Series II consists of three volumes. Included are two of Vaughan's commonplace books. One, entitled, "J. Vaughan's book," May 17, 1779 (47 pp., in Latin; 870/L34), includes mostly Latin notations. The other commonplace book, dated 1783 (ca. 66 pp.; B V 462.c), includes comments on several prominent Americans, such as Benjamin Rush and David Rittenhouse, as well as American society generally. The third volume is a copybook with thirty letters spanning the period 1784 to 1801 (B V462.1). Series III includes material relating to Vaughan's administration of the estate of the Philadelphia merchant Samuel Merrick, 1796-1822 (Vaughan-Merrick Papers, B V462.m; 2 boxes). Series IV consists of correspondence between Vaughan and the DuPont Co. for which he served as agent (B V462.4; photocopies of 73 letters).
Call #:  
Mss.B.V462
Extent:
5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854
Dates:
1775-1853
Abstract:  

Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (1812-1828) and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Virginia (1828-1835). He was director of the U.S. Mint from 1835 to 1851. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier, professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (1779-1814), and director of the U.S. Mint (1805-1824).
Call #:  
Mss.B.P274
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Patterson family.
Dates:
1776-1876
Abstract:  

This collection of Robert Patterson family papers is composed primarily of the letters of Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809), but includes some of the business and personal papers of his father, Robert Patterson (1743-1824, APS 1783), and a series of letters written from Europe in 1855 by Helen Patterson Robins (1825-1919).
Call #:  
Mss.B.P274.2
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creators:
Vaux, George, V, 1721-1803 | Vaux, George, VII, 1779-1836 | Vaux, George, VIII, 1832-1915 | Vaux, William Sansom, 1811-1882
Dates:
1690-1996
Abstract:  

An extensive family collection, the Vaux Family Papers center around the lives of George Vaux V (1721-1803), George Vaux VII (1779-1836), and George Vaux VIII (1832-1915), their business partners, siblings, wives, and children, and encompasses the extended Vaux family of Warders, Sansoms, Heads, Graffs, Morrises, Cressons, and Mayberrys. The collection includes correspondence, financial accounts, receipts, business records, journals, diaries, photographs, and legal documents.
Call #:  
Mss.Ms.Coll.73
Extent:
150 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
American Philosophical Society
Dates:
1743-1984
Abstract:  

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society was the first learned society in the United States. For over 250 years, the Society has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life. Until the mid-nineteenth century, the Society fulfilled the role of a national academy of science, national library and museum, and even patent office. Early members of the Society included Thomas Jefferson, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush, Stephen Peter Du Ponceau, George Washington, and many other figures prominent in American history. The Archives of the American Philosophical Society consists of 192.25 linear feet of material, organized into thirteen record groups dating back to 1743. The Society's archives extensively documents not only the organization's historical development but also its role in American history and the history of science and technology.
Call #:  
APS.Archives
Extent:
192.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wyck Association
Dates:
1663-1972
Abstract:  

One of the oldest houses in Philadelphia, Wyck is now a non-profit museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nine generations of the Jansen-Wistar-Haines family owned the Wyck property from 1690 until 1973. The last family owner deeded 2.5 acres of land, the house and its contents, several outbuildings, a landscaped garden, and a small endowment to the Wyck Charitable Trust. The Wyck Charitable Trust and the Wyck Association now administer the preservation of the property and its educational services to the public. This collection contains diaries, letters, accounts, bills and receipts, deeds, and photographs. The collection as a whole is deepest for the period 1770-1970. Items of particular note include accounts of household expenses at Wyck from ca. 1790-1970; papers pertaining to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Quaker schools, and social reform groups; agricultural and horticultural practices; and correspondence to and from cultural leaders of 18th and 19th century Philadelphia. The papers of the John S. Haines family (Ms. Coll. 52A) form part of the Wyck Papers. The papers cover the years 1845 to 1949 and are arranged into eight series.
Call #:  
Mss.Ms.Coll.52
Extent:
151.5 Linear feet



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