Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg Papers, 1805-1847


Date: 1805-1847 | Size: 11 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers are principally personal correspondence of a father and son who were prominent Pennsylvania-German citizens, each of whom represented his district in Congress. Correspondents of the elder Muhlenberg include William Bigler, Simon Cameron, William J. Duane, John Meredith Read, and Richard Rush, and concern Democratic politics and Lutheran church business. Correspondents of the younger Muhlenberg include Benjamin H. Brewster, George M. Dallas, John K. Kane, Robert M. Patterson, and Seth Salisbury. There is also a group of letters to and from Muhlenberg relating to his biography of General Peter Muhlenberg, and a volume of commissions.

Background note

Henry A. Muhlenberg was a politician and biographer.

Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg was a clergyman and politician.

Collection Information

Physical description

11 microfilm reels.


Acquired from Mrs. Jesse Wagner, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1949. See table of contents for additional accession information.

Custodial history:

This microfilm was made possible by Mrs. Jesse Wagner and Frederick W. Nicolls, 1949.

Location of originals:

Originals in possession of Mrs. Jesse Wagner.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Clinton, D. -- (DeWitt)
  • Horn, Henry.


  • Commissions.
  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • Bigler, William, 1814-1880
  • Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829
  • Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889
  • Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865
  • Helmuth, Justus Henry Christian, 1745-1825
  • Leiper, William J.
  • Muhlenberg, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1823-1854
  • Muhlenberg, Henry Augustus Phillip, 1782-1844
  • Penrose, Charles Bingham, 1798-1857
  • Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896
  • Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785
  • Rush, Richard
  • Simpson, Henry
  • Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
  • Wharton-Bickley, Lloyd


  • Lutheran Church.
  • Political science.