Hare-Willing Family Papers

Mss.Ms.Coll.104

Date: 1724-1965 | Size: 52 Linear feet, 105 boxes; 151 volumes

Abstract

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.

Background note

Robert Hare, an English immigrant in 1773, was a prominent businessman and served in the Pennsylvania legislature and as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Willing, sister of Thomas Willing, who was a banker and official and legislator in Pennsylvania. Their son, Robert, was a chemist and inventor and taught at the University of Pennsylvania. In the third generation, John Innes Clark Hare was a distinguished Philadelphia judge. His son, Dr. Horace Binney Hare was an instructor of Chemistry and professor of Hygiene. Married to Emily Power Beale in 1868, they had five children, Robert Hare, Charles Willing Hare, Esther Binney Hare, Horace Binney Hare, married to Ellen Mary Cassatt, and Thomas Truxtun Hare, a track and field Olympic medal winner in 1900, 1904.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Provenance

Presented by Mrs. Henry Meigs and Truxtun Hare, Jr., and accessioned, 04/28/1981 (1981 1624ms).

Processing information

Materials previously noted with the call number Ms. Coll. 6 are now contained within this collection.

African American History Note

Of particular interest to students of African American history are records of the First Colored Wesley Methodist Church of Philadelphia (receipt book, 1820-1848; minute book, 1827-1844).

Early American History Note

This is a large and wide ranging collection on materials. The collection contains over 1300 individual items along with 53 bound volumes, which range from letter books to records of the First Colored Wesley Methodist Church. Letters to and from the various members of the extended Hare-Willing family compose the bulk of the loose correspondence.

The Willing Family papers consist of over 500 items ranging from 1744 to 1863, with the bulk from the nineteenth century. The early papers relate primarily to the business career of Thomas Willing, former partner of Robert Morris and President of the First Bank of the United States. The family was later involved in establishing the Baring Company. The letters from the 1820s onward are an assortment of personal and professional correspondence of Thomas Willing's son, Thomas Mayne, and grandchildren, mostly between Charles Willing and his sister Elizabeth Sterling, that touch on matters political, social, cultural, and economic. Topics of discussion include poetry, literature, medical treatments, and social customs and mores, including things such as dueling and courtship. Because of their financial situation, the letters discuss important economic events, such as the Panic of 1825, which resulted in the Stirling family's business closing. Politics is occasionally but not often discussed. Some of the records relate to the estate they received from their parents.

Numerous letters detail the family's history, including discussions of education, travel, finance, and relationships within the family. Some of the family news is deeply personal, including discussions of medical and financial problems, miscarriage, and unhappiness with others in the family. Notably, there is a series of letters written by Charles Willing in the 1820s and 1830s from European cities, such as Milan, Rome, and Paris.

The Hare Family correspondence is equally focused on the nineteenth century. The Hare family correspondence includes letters from Robert Hare Jr., the leading chemist of his day, and Horace Binney, a leading legal thinker of his day whose daughter married into the Hare family. The nature of the Hare correspondence is very similar to the Willing correspondence, although there is more correspondence that is political in nature. Discussions include education, family matters, personal affairs, and current events. Some of the letters from the Civil War era capture the mobilization of the city.

Of particular note, the Binney correspondence discusses his involvement in the legal case regarding the Stephen Girard Estate. Girard's heirs contested portions of his will that gave portions of his estate to charity. Binney argued successfully against the heirs' claims, who were themselves represented by Daniel Webster, in the Supreme Court. The Court's decision established important case law for protecting charities. The collection includes a letter Binney wrote to his wife while sitting in the Supreme Court amidst arguments. Also of some interest may be a diary kept by Charles Hare, nephew of Robert Hare, that details his escape as a British prisoner of war from the French jail at Verdun in 1809; the diary is typescript and the originals are not part of the collection.

The major difference between the Hare and the Willing portions of the collection – aside from the letter writers - is the chronological focus. The Hare collection is particularly focused in the 1840s onward. The Willing correspondence is strongest in the 1820s-1840s.

The Hare-Willing Collection also includes over 50 bound volumes that range from the colonial era to the Civil War era. The volumes are diverse and include account books, receipt books, letter books, travel journals, and minute books from Philadelphia organizations. A chronological list of the books with brief descriptions follows:

1. Accounts of Thomas Willing (1754-1760) and Estate of Capt Sam Appowen, 1767-1776 - A ledger book that records the financial transactions of Thomas Willing during his years a prominent Philadelphia merchant, including his time as partner of Robert Morris. The records of the estate of Sam Appowen are also detailed, for which Willing apparently served as executor.

2. Accounts of Thomas Willing, Thomas Willing Francis and/or the firm of Willing and Francis, 1789 – 1795 - Ledger book contains a wide array of transactions conducted, which appear to be commercial in nature and include supporting "adventures" to India, Martinique and other places abroad, which provides insight into the range of commercial activity in the early republic and the goods being brought into and sold.

3. Docket of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County – 1793-1812 -Volume lists plaintiffs and defendants with court actions

B. The Account Book of Thomas Willing, 1754-1786 - The book details Willing's business transactions from the colonial era to the early republic, with most records coming from the post-Revolution era. Included are bank notes and other receipts, along with detailed business transactions with individuals and other firms. Records of various merchant ships are also included.

A. Estate book and Receipt book of Willing and Morris and records of the estate of Clement Plumstead, 1745-1765 - Clement Plumstead was a member of one of Philadelphia's most prominent families. A slender volume records the management of his estate for the year 1745. A second, larger ledger book in this portion of the collection documents the receipts of Willing and Morris from 1760 to 1765.

8. Records of Wharf, 1802 - A collection of boats that came into a wharf, likely one owned by Willing, for the months of October 1802 – February 1803.

5. Accounts of Philip Wilson, 1800-1811 - Financial transcaction of Philip Wilson, captain based out of Philadelphia. Included in the front of the book are legal records from 1805 that chronicle an ill-fated voyage Wilson took from France to the U.S. aboard the Mars. He encountered a storm and brought the ship into Ireland, where he had to repair the ship and give a number of depositions for insurance reasons.

9. Thomas Willing's Account with the Bank of the U.S., property of Charles Willing Hare, and Letters and Accounts of Thomas Mayne Willing regarding the Bingham Estate, 1810-1822 - This ledger has three types of documents. The first is a brief account of the will and estate of Charles Willing Hare. The second details Thomas Mayne Willing's accounts and stocks held in the First Bank of the United States, an institution for which he eventually served as president. These accounts may also be related to the Hare estate. The final set are the records of the Bingham Estate, and Thomas Willing's execution of it, which include a series of letters from the 1820s. These letters are sometimes personal and discuss a range of topics, such as attempts to have a family member receive a commission in the Navy

11. Robert Hare Accounts, 1819 and 1828 – 1846 - This large ledger books stores the daily purchases and financial transactions of Robert Hare, the noted American chemist.

13.Robet Hare – Extracts – 1823 - This appears to be a commonplace book of Robert Hare. The large folio volume contains moves through an alphabetical list of words with definitions, ideas, and other matter. It is not clear if Hare copied the content or wrote it himself, although it appears at a minimum that some of the entries are Hare's own original thoughts.

5a – E.C. Binney's Notebook on Orinthology - This notebook contains a list of bird species and their characteristics.

1a – Abby Willing's Daybook – 1784-1789 This journal records the daily purchases of the Willing household, lending insight into the consumption patters and tastes of one of the more prominent Philadelphia families.

9a – Orphan's Court Records for Bryan Wilkinson Estate, 1843 - A printed legal document relating to an audit of the Wilkinson estate.

21 – Dr. Charles Willing – Accounts, 1845-1847 - List of financial dealings of Willing that include his private accounts as well as those he managed for various estates.

19 – Clark Hare – Court cases and writings, 1842-1850 - Contains a list of court cases with defendants, plaintiffs, and the court's action. The back contains some writings on a variety of topics, presumably by Clark Hare as well.

18 – Robert and Clark Hare Letter book, 1842-1857 - A letter book of primarily Clark Hare on a range of matters. There are some letters from Robert Hare as well.

14 – Robert Hare – Partial letter book 1824-1825 - The fragmentary letter book is a very fragile copy of Hare's outgoing letters for primarily 1825. The letter book appears to be carbon copies, a relatively early use of this technology.

10 – Letter book regarding the Estate of John Innes Clark, 1811-1830 - The letter book contains correspondence as it relates to settling the estate of John Innes Clark, a Rhode Island based merchant. The correspondents include Robert Hare, who marries Clark's daughter.

3a – Horace Binney Hare's book of formula - 1861 - A collection of chemical and mathematical processes, formulas, and equations.

6 – P[hilip] Wilson Account Book - Ledger Book A of Philip Wilson for 1800-1811, recording a variety of financial transactions.

7 – Account Book, 1801-1806 - An account book from 1801-1806 of unknown ownership.

6a – Notes and Observations of England and Scotland, 1836-1837 -This is a fascinating journal, perhaps written by Robert Hare. The observations often compare society to America's. The author, for instance, points out how political patronage in America is practiced but obscured from view, while in England it is a point of pride. Other entries involve witnessing a coal workers strike, copious notes on newspaper editorials and reports, and other cultural observations, such as the drinking culture of England.

Unnumbered – Esther Hare Account Book 1884

Unnumbered – 1830 Annals of Philadelphia by John Watson

Misc 3 – Emily Hare, Address and Account book, 1880-1882

16 – John Binney Copy book, 1859 and John I.C. Hare, 1860

17a – The Theological Commonplace book with letters to Blanche from Mary Ellen written in the blank pages, 1859-1860

70a – Legal notes on Law – mid to late 19th century

67a – Charles Willing Hare, Minutes from Blackstone's Commentaries on Laws of England

20 – Robert Hare, Jr., Letter book, 1844-1845 - This letter book contains series of letters Hare wrote that primarily involve his business affairs.

15 – Robert Hare Jr., Letter Book, 1833-1844 - The letters in this book relate primarily to legal matters and affairs, most of which Hare is involved in one way or another.

4 – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Supreme Court of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1795-1811 - This large volume contains the records of both the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Supreme Court of Eastern Pa. The records contain the names of those on trial, and occasionally details of the trial. The first half chronicles the court of Common Pleas from 1795-1811 and usually contains the docket number and names of those on trial. The records of the Supreme Court are shorter in chronology, covering the years 1803-1809.

69a – Robert Hare Chemistry Notes - Robert Hare was a leading chemist in the nineteenth century and this notebook may be of interest to historians of science. The book contains a statement written by Hare about chemistry and the job of a chemist. It is likely that this notebook served as the basis for some of Hare's lectures.

18a – Horace Binney Hare Account book, 1860-1866 - List of purchases, marked "Private"

19a – Horace Binney Hare – Journal to San Francisco, 1862 - Sixty four page journal of Hare's trip to San Francisco, notable for his detailed observations on San Francisco life and his "adventures" in the city.

2b – Robert Hare, Sr., Account book, 1763 - This volume is the account book of Robert Hare, Sr., Philadelphia brewer. The account book, however, is from his time in London before he traveled to Pennsylvania to establish himself. Hare appears to have been a merchant or involved in trade on some level, as many of the entries relate to ships, insurance, and exchange of consumer goods.

Unnumbered – Estate documents - A statement regarding the confusion over the estate of John Inees Clark, most likely by Robert Hare

Unnumbered – Diagrams and Plans of the Principal Battles by James Wilkinson, 1816 - This printed book contains detailed maps of various battles in American history from the Revolution to War of 1812 that Wilkinson participated in.

12 – First Colored Wesley Methodist Church, Receipt Book, 1820-1848 - Record of purchases and other financial transactions.

Misc 2 – Minute Book of First Colored Wesley Methodist Church, Minutes, 1827-1841 - The Minute Book contains a complete record of the Board of Trustee's of the church. The actions and debates may be a rich resource for a historian of the era studying African American history.

Misc 1 – General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography - Rare atlas printed in Philadelphia in 1795 that includes various maps, including an atlas of lands charted by Cook and of each U.S. state.

6b – Clark Hare, Legal Notes, 1851 - Various notes, including notes of cases Hare apparently tried.

5b – Records of executor of Robert Hare's Estate, 1846-1848 - A very brief account of the estate.

4b – Minutes of the Common Council, 1832 - Robert Hare served as clerk for the council and this volume records much of their activity.

3b – Robert Hare Account Book of Lab Expenses, 1818-1826 - This volume chronicles the purchases that Robert Hare, one of the leading chemists of his day, made for his lab and its experiments, providing insight on his equipment and the operation of his lab.

2b – Robert Hare's Material Relating to Estate of John Innes Clark, 1813-1824 - This volume is a detailed accounting of the estates accounting, including reports on property that John Innes Clark held, including various land holdings in western territories.

15a – Diary/Commonplace, possibly of Mrs. Tillinghast, Rebecca Willing's mother - Miscellaneous daily notes and entries

12a – The Republican Court, Rufus Griswold

11a – Robert Hare Estate, Accounts 1847-1861 - A very brief accounting of the transactions of the Robert Hare Estate

10a – Robert Hare's Expenditures and Receipts, 1845-1858 - While this includes regular transactions of Hare, it also contains an accounting of his examination of an oyster shell and a hand drawn map.

8a – Robert Hare Letter Book 1841-1857 - A collection of letters from Robert Hare.

7a – G.H. Hare's Journal aboard the United States (1841) and the schooner Flirt (1845) - Daily log of voyages.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • First Colored Wesley Methodist Church of Philadelphia.
  • Flint (Ship)
  • Harvard University
  • Philadelphia (Pa.). -- Councils. -- Common Council.
  • United States (Ship)

Genre(s)

  • Account books.
  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Educational Material
  • Family Correspondence
  • General Correspondence
  • Institutional Records
  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Legal Records
  • Letterbooks.
  • Minutes.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Notebooks
  • Receipt books.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Travel Narratives and Journals

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

Personal Name(s)

  • Beale, Catherine C.
  • Beale, Charles Willing, 1845-1932
  • Beale, Constance R.
  • Beale, Edward Fitzgerald
  • Binney, Horace, 1780-1875
  • Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
  • Clark, John Innes
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887
  • 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.
  • Mac Veagh, Margaret
  • Meigs, Ellen Mary Cassatt Hare
  • Perry-Smith, Oliver, 1884-1969
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Smith, Stuart Farrar, 1874-1951
  • Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821

Subject(s)

  • African American
  • African American churches -- United States
  • Americans Abroad
  • Banks and banking -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Early National Politics
  • Education
  • International Travel
  • Law
  • Natural history
  • Philadelphia History
  • Religion
  • Religion, religious organizations
  • Science -- United States -- 19th century.
  • Science and technology
  • Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform
  • Steam-engines.
  • Titantic (Steamship)
  • Travel
  • Women's History
  • World War I
  • World War II

Collection overview

1744-1901 

Business correspondence of Thomas Willing regarding stocks, land purchases, and the Bank of North America from 1744-1822. Letters of Charles Willing to his father and from his relatives in Scotland, 1822-1883, regarding receipt of remittances and family news.

1724-1965 

The largest of the seven series, it includes letters of the Hare, Binney and Beale families, written during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Early correspondence includes letters by Robert Hare, Jr., one referring to steam engines, Horace Binney Hare about his Harvard education and service in the Civil War, and Horace Binney with his daughter Esther, who would marry Judge John Innes Clark Hare. The bulk of the series are letters by Dr. Horace Binney Hare, his wife, Emily Power Beale Hare, and their four children Charles Willing Hare, Esther Binney Hare, Horace Binney Hare, and Thomas Truxtun Hare. Highlighted are the children's schooling, social activities, service in World War I and travels in Europe. Also includes letters of Ellen Mary Cassatt, wife of Horace and niece of the artist Mary Cassatt. The Beale family correspondence includes financial and social news of Emily's siblings, Charles Willing Beale, Edward Fitzgerald Beale, Constance R. and Catherine C., whose son, Oliver Perry-Smith, the mountaineer, communicates with his aunt. Other noted correspondents include Dorothea L. Dix, Stuart Farrar Smith, Margaret MacVeagh, and President Theodore Roosevelt.

1745-1905 

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. Of particular note, a map of Hare Street in Philadelphia between Schuylkill River and Darby Road (Letters. Clark and Robert Hare, 1842-1857).

1796-1947 

Deeds, financial transactions, bills paid, court cases, and wills of the Hare family, the bulk from 1796-1870.

1850-1950 

Cabinet card and carte de visite portrait photographs of Emily P. Hare, Robert (Roy) Hare, Charles Willing Hare, Esther B. Hare. Watercolor illustrations by Esther B. Hare. Epherma includes a curling iron, locks of hair, and purses.

1872-1947 

A diverse group of items including genealogical and biographical information, poems, and calling cards.

  


Detailed Inventory

Series I. Correspondence-Willing Family
1744-1901 

Business correspondence of Thomas Willing regarding stocks, land purchases, and the Bank of North America from 1744-1822. Letters of Charles Willing to his father and from his relatives in Scotland, 1822-1883, regarding receipt of remittances and family news.

A. Thomas Willing to Richard Peters
1744 April 28 

About list of books purchased and cost of same. Comments on W. McKnight and A. Palmer. Talk of peace between England and France.

B. Charles Willing's will
1750 July 28 
C. Thomas Lake to Willing & Lloyd
1750 August 16 

Account with Thomas Lake.

D. Richard Peters to Charles Willing
1750 December 7 

Refers to Indian affairs, family, opening of Academy, and 500 acres of land.

E. Bank to Mr. Willing
1789 November 24 

Arrangements agreed to at bank. Security for R. Morris. Joint-bond--Morris and Willing.

F. Bank of North America
1789 November 24 

Copy of minutes from Bank of North America. In reference to Mr. Morris' loan and Morris & Willing's joint bond.

G. Bank of North America
1791 November 18 

Thomas Willing's proposal to resign as president of Bank of North America. (Address and minutes of Directors)

H. Directors of Bank of North America
1791 November 18 

An acknowledgement to Thomas Willing on retirement as President of Bank of North America.

I. Thomas M. Willing
1796 April 20 

Statement of transaction of ship Mount Vernon (Delaware) by T.M. Willing. Willing & Francis agents for Mr. Duncanson from Mr. Murgatroyd.

J. Alexander Baring to Thomas Willing
1796 July 13 

Advising he's used Willing name in the purchase of land in Maine from Mr. Bingham for Henry Hope and Sir Francis Baring.

K. Bank of United States
1796 December 30 

From meeting of Directors of Bank of United States, the correctness of Cashier's report.

L. Bank of United States
1799 January 8 

At a meeting of the stockholders it was resolved -- President's salary -- $3,000 yr. Sum of $500 be laid out to purchase a piece of plate for President of Bank of United States as testimony for service during epidemic.

M. Robert Hare ? to Dr. Lee
1805 November 16 

About Mr. Weeden's contrivance for propelling bost and improvements to be made. (steam engine power)

N. Political and Commericial Register
1807 November 11 

Bank of United States reply to Thomas Willing's resignation as President of Bank of United States (signed by Samuel Breack, Chairman) and address to Directors from Thomas Willing. (Page 3, column 1)

O. Political and Commercial Register
1807 November 14 

Address to Thomas Willing, retiring President of Bank of United States, from officers of Bank of United States and answer. (page 3, column 3)

P. United States Gazette
1809 January 

Notice of Willing's and Francis' partnership dissolved. (page 1, column 5) Notice -- application for payment of 1/2 of bank note -- signed by T. Willing. Payment stopped. (page 1, column 2)

Q. United States Gazette
1809 May 15 

"Character of Sam Breck" who died May 7, 1809.

No. 1. Assorted letters
1750 

Richard Peters to Elias Bland, 1750 July 28, Indian goods order. Elias Bland, 1750 October 8, Receipt of money for goods. Charles Willing to Thomas Willing, 1750 November 17, Notice not to pay again.

No. 2. Richard Peters to "Dear Sir"
1781 May 21 

Dishonest attempt of Elias Bland's creditors to be paid twice. Lands in Jersey. Dr. Baird's resignation. Inquire at Mr. Penn's about papers clerk Aiskel took with him. Sermon at Academy opening and account of school.

No. 3. Thomas Willing to Mary Willing
1792 July 7 

(copy of paper given by father) Estimate of property given by father at time of marriage.

No. 4. Baring & Co. to Willing & Francis
1797 August 14 

Account of sales of 126 puncheons of rum. (puncheon = 84 gallons)

No. 5. Articles of Association
1798 June 30 

"Macpherson's Blues".

No. 6. Thomas Duncan to Thomas M. Willing
1799 October 12 

Lands of Morris and Nicholson to be sold.

No. 7. Elliston Perot to _______
1803 February 21 

Report of turnpike to Pennsylvania Senate & House of Representatives.

No. 8. Referees of Supreme Court to ______
1803 December 17 

Referees of Supreme Court, 1803 December 17, Decision awarding sum of money to Louis Crousillat from Joseph Bell. L. Crousillat, 1804 January 6, Receipt to Thomas Willing for above debt.

No. 9. United States Gazette
1807 May 18 

Presume it was saved for notice of sales of lands of Thomas Willing.

No. 10. E.M. Kent to Thomas M. Willing
1808 February 25 

Request to draw on money of John Hall's estate & send receipt from Ann Hall.

No. 11. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1808 March 26 

Deed of Trust, 1808 March 26. $5,000 to be held for 5 grand-daughters, Mary W. Nelson, Evelyn B. Nelson, Abby Nelson, and Ann Rosalie Nelson. Receipt for payment of above trust, 1814 August 29.

No. 12. David Parrish to Thomas M. Willing
1808 May 12 

Request for recommendation of Henry A. Ameling for the office of Director & Deputy in New Orleans.

No. 13. John Hare Powel to Thomas M. Willing
1808 August 27 

Request for money and letter of introduction.

No. 14. Ann Morris to "My dear friend"
1809 January 12 

In reference to Richard having money and Ann's goods.

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No. 15. John Davis to ______
1809 January 13 

Account of estate of Elizabeth Evans. Receipt from John Davis for commission on sale of farm of Rosalinda Willing.

No. 16. Eric Bollmann to Thomas M. Willing
1809 January 27 
No. 17. William Crammond to Mr. T.M. Willing
1809 March 20 

Objections to a legal matter and hostility with it.

No. 18. R. Day to Thomas M. Willing
1809 April 3 

In reference to shawl ordered and sent. 1809 August 20. Ship carrying shawl captured by French Frigate.

No. 19. List of articles at Fairfield
1809 April 27 

Chairs, tables, frames, floor mats, carriage, horse, cows, etc.

No. 20. Walter Stiring to Mrs. Willing
1809 May 2 

Broach and necklace.

No. 21. Cornelius Ray to Thomas M. Willing
1809 December 27 

Request for substitute vote at election of directors United States Bank.

No. 22. R. Day to Thomas M. Willing
1811 April 10 

Articles ordered sent and invoice for same.

No. 23. Abner Lincoln to Thomas & Richard Willing
1811 May 14 

Reference to grandfather and bills for clothing and expenses for balls (dances).

No. 24. Alex. Baring to Thomas M. Willing
1811 June 19 

On the subject of the interest of the British stockholders in the Bank of the United States.

No. 25. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1811 July 20 

Deed of Trust. Pay interest on $500 to Ann Willing Morris.

No. 26. William Wilson to Thomas M. Willing
1811 September 10 

Inquiry for deed on lands in Kentucky of Charles Willing & John Young.

No. 27. Joseph Engle to Thomas M. Willing
1811 November 26 

Certificate appointing Thomas M. Willing executor of Richard Willing's will and notice of mortgage in office from George Brooks.

No. 28. Executor of Joseph Moylan to Thomas M. Willing
1812 

Account with Dancing Assembly from 1798 to 1812.

No. 29. Charles Allen to Thomas M. Willing
1812 March 18 

Receipt in case of James Hazard for bastardy.

No. 30. Julian Ludlow to Thomas M. Willing
1812 April 11 

Request for information on copy of letter enclosed? Mr. Kane to Thomas Ludlow, 1811 July 17, Requests balance of payment of 44 pipes of brandy shipped in 1792.

No. 31. D.W. Coxe to Thomas M. Willing
1812 June 9 

Interrogatories in the case of D.W. Coxe-Alex Burton.

No. 32. I.G. Chamberlain to Thomas M. Willing
1812 September 28 

Invoice (nainsook and cornelians)

No. 33. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for grand-daughter Abby Byrd Page.

No. 34. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for grand-daughter Mary Willing Byrd.

No. 35. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for grand-daughter Mary Willing Page.

No. 36. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for grand-daughter Mary Willing Byrd.

No. 37. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for grand-daughter Sarah Walker Page.

No. 38. Mary Byrd to Thomas M. Willing
1812 October 1 

Deed of Trust for Sarah Walker Page. Deed of Trust for Mary Willing Byrd. Receipts for both of above.

No. 39. Thomas Willing to ______
1812 October 17 

Substance of a conversation between Thomas Willing and son, T.M. Willing on the subject of business between the houses of Willing & Francis and Willing & Carwen.

No. 40. W. Lewis to Thomas M. Willing
1812 November 13 

In reference to father's claim on estate of W. Francis and will comply with request.

No. 41. Thomas Newman to Thomas M. Willing
1812 November 20 

Receipt (subscription to new loan)

No. 42. Willing & Francis to Thomas W. Farncis
1812 December 31 

Stock account.

No. 43. Willing & Francis to Thomas M. Willing
1812 December 31 

Account with Willing & Francis

No. 44. Willing & Francis to Thomas M. Willing
1812 December 31 

Stock account with Willing & Francis.

No. 45. M. McConnell to T.M. Willing, W. Buckley & W. Davidson
1813 

Statement of lands on Sugar Creek.

No. 46. P. Physcite to Thomas M. Willing
1813 May 11 

Property (Fairy Hill) offered at $17,000.

No. 47. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1813 July 12 

Receipt (stock of United States loan)

No. 48. C.W. Hare to Edward Burd & Thomas M. Willing
1813 October 27 

In reference to security to allow Robert Hare to carry on brewing business.

No. 49. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 January 12 

Receipt-stock (U.S. 7 1/2 million loan)

No. 50. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 January 15 

Receipt (U.S. 7 1/2 million scrip)

No. 51. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 January 24 

Receipt (U.S. million loan stock)

No. 52. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 February 14 

Receipt (U.S. 7 1/2 million loan)

No. 53. W. Lewis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 February 15 

In reference to the will and codicil of Mr. Nixon.

No. 54. Elizabeth Powel to Thomas M. Willing
1814 March 8 

In reference to Hare estate and Mr. Ingersoll's speech.

No. 55. John Romeis to Thomas M. Willing
1814 April 4 

Bank stock-receipt.

No. 56. Benjamin Harrison to Thomas M. Willing
1814 April 20 

Executor of Mary Byrd's will requesting information on trusts.

No. 57. Benjamin Harrison to Thomas M. Willing
1814 July 17 

Lost wife. Request payment of portions of legacy of money held in trust.

No. 58. Abby B. Page to Thomas M. Willing
1814 November 2 

Deed of Trust (copy). Receipt for same.

No. 59. Thomas Newman to Thomas M. Willing
1815 March 

Stock receipts.

No. 60. Ramdololl Day to Thomas M. Willing
1815 December 20 

Invoice on dry goods from Calcutta.

No. 61. Willing & Francis Balance
1815 December 30 
No. 62. D.W. Francis to Thomas M. Willing
1816 April 1 

Order for Mr. Stirling.

No. 63. Thomas Willing (father) to Thomas M. Willing
1816 April 14 

Reference to bandannoes? will have one made up and sending other piece.

No. 64. Nicolas Wevill to Thomas M. Willing
1816 July 24 

And 1816 August 3. Bill for making chair cover, fixing bed furniture and entry mat, $5.24.

No. 65. Evelyn T. Harrison to Thomas M. Willing
1816 December 13 

Letter of introduction to Mr. James Hunter who wishes to be cashier of United States Bank in Norfolk.

No. 66. E. Ott to Thomas M. Willing
1816-1817 

Portion of letter.

No. 67. Rufus King to Thomas M. Willing
1817 January 6 

Letter of introduction to son Edward King. In reference to branch of United States in Chillicothe instead of Cincinnati.

No. 68. G. Parish to Thomas M. Willing
1817 January 8 

Asking advice on lawyers to be employed in Spanish suit in Washington (Mr. Hopkinson & Mr. Binney)

No. 69. W. Rawn (enclosure) to Thomas M. Willing
1817 January 23 

Necessary to find out about circumstances and affairs of executor, C.W. Francis.

No. 70. T.M. Willing to Mr. Schofield
1817 April 15 

Withdrawing Charles (son) from school.

No. 71. T.M. Willing to Richard Willing
1817 April 16 

Refusal of loan.

No. 72. Ramdololl Day to T.M. Willing
1817 October 25 

Advising paid Mr. Wharton for shawl. Discusses shipping.

No. 73. Francis Corbin to T.M. Willing
1818 March 1 

Soliciting establishment of branch of United States Bank at Fredricksburg, Va.

No. 74. Sarah Ralstin to T.M. Willing
1818 May 25 

Request for contribution to society aiding aged.

No. 75. Elizabeth Powel to T.M. Willing
1818 October 17 

Investment.

No. 76. ______ to Thomas M. Willing
1818 October 20 

Relative to sale of W.C.'s house and request for loan (Wm. Crammond)

No. 77. David Alexander to Thomas M. Willing
1818 December 4 

Copy of resolution appointing proxies to vote Judge Cheves director United States Bank for stockholders in S.C.

No. 78. C.W. Hare to Thomas M. Willing
1818 December 20 

Request for original letter from Mr. Baring to prove another is not forgery.

No. 79. John Bolton to Thomas M. Willing
1819 February 12 

Bank affairs. Memorial sent to Congress of United States on Bank of United States.

No. 80. C.W. Hare to Thomas M. Willing
1819 April 26 

Col. Powel "Pronouncing you a low _____ and treacherous scoundrel" (Bingham estate)

No. 81. Thomas M. Willing to Joseph Marse
1819 June 21 

Receipt enclosed from Mary Willing Byrd and copy of Trust deed. Thomas Smith & Co. to T.M. Willing. 1819 July 10, Plan of payment to Mary Willing Byrd.

No. 83. Alex Baring to Thomas M. Willing
1819 September 15 

Letter of introduction to nephew, John Labouchere.

No. 84. J. Richards to Thomas M. Willing
1819 November 8 

Saltfish shipped. Met Captain Stirling. Inquiry on house of Bowie & Kurtz.

No. 85. David Lewis and P. Hollingsworth to Thomas M. Willing
1819 December 6 

Requesting a loan for Mr. Heysham.

No. 86. John Richards to T.M. Willing
1819 December 22 

Refers to note destroyed and information received. Captain Stirling has rheumatic fever. Request you furnish needs of John Lenbouchere, son of head of Hope & Co. and nephew of A. Baring.

No. 87. J.C. Schwarz to Thomas M. Willing
1820 January 26 

About lease on country place "Ridge Retreat" and alterations made.

No. 88. J. Labouchere to Thomas Willing, Jr.
1820 March 26 

Has to draw money for journey expenses. Robbery of eastern mail and suspects.

No. 89. Rufus King to Thomas Willing
1820 April 9 

In reference to Colonel Johnson's business with bank.

No. 90. Elizabeth Powel to Thomas M. Willing
1820 April 10 

Sent check for investment in stock of U.S.A.

No. 91. John Sargeant to Thomas M. Willing
1820 April 20 

Request look into matter of Col. Johnson's business with bank.

No. 92. J. Labouchere to Thomas Willing
1820 April 18 

Reference to letters of introduction in Amsterdam for Mr. Ralston.

No. 93. Oliver Wolcott to Thomas M. Willing
1820 May 13 

Letter of introduction of Arthur W. McGill.

No. 94. B. Livingston to T.M. Willing
1820 May 12 

Recommendation for Mr. Morris Robinson as cashier of New York branch bank.

No. 95. Rufus King to Thomas Willing Jr.
1820 May 14 

Recommending Morris Robinson as cashier of branch bank in New York.

No. 96. R. Lenox to Thomas M. Willing
1820 May 17 

Regarding M. Robinson's application for cashier at New York branch bank.

No. 97. Baring Brothers & Co. to T.M. Willing
1820 June 24 

Smith & Buchanan bank loan. Explanation in dealing with bank. 1820 June 28. Louisiana stock.

No. 98. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 June 28 

Arrangements for payment of capital on Louisiana stock by Secretary of Treasury.

No. 99. Alex Baring to Thomas Willing
1820 June 28 

Negotiations in relation to loan of Smith and Buchanan, and payment of Louisiana stock.

No. 100. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 June 28 

Relative to advance to Smith & Buchanan for bank stock and recovery of same.

No. 101. Vincent Nolte to Thomas M. Willing
1820 July 18 

Security for their debt to Baring Brothers. Deeding of property so as not to shake credit of business. Horace Binney to Thomas M. Willing, November 16, In reference to property deed on securities for debt to Baring Brothers. List of property proposed to be transferred by Nolte. Alex Baring to Thomas M. Willing, February 6, Request to act on Mr. Nolte's business with Baring Brothers.

No. 102. Alex Baring to Thomas M. Willing
1820 July 28 

Hope and Company. Land in Maine. William Bingham & Francis Baring going to America.

No. 103. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. and R. Willing
1820 July 29 

Smith & Buchanan Stock. Smith & Buchanan to Baring Brothers, June 21, Asking for extension of loan. Baring Brothers to Smith & Buchanan, July 29, Will not extend loan without additional security. Waiting to hear results of proposals through Mr. Willing.

No. 104. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 July 29 

Smith & Buchanan stock. Baring Brothers & Co. to Smith & Buchanan. Will not extend loan. Waiting to hear from Mr. Willing results of proposals.

No. 105. John Lasley to William Dandridge
1820 August 19 

Dividends on shares.

No. 106. T.M. Willing to Langdon Cheves
1830 August 28 

Reference to loan to Smith & Buchanan. Baring Brothers pledge for payment.

No. 107. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 August 29 

Reference to Louisiana Stock. September 7, Louisiana Stock.

No. 108. Hope & Co. to Thomas Mayne Willing
1820 August 31 

Reference to Louisiana Stock.

No. 109. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 September 7 

Relative to Louisiana Stock.

No. 110. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 October 4 

Smith & Buchanan loan on bank stock. Reference to Louisiana Stock. Mr. Nolte and Mr. Hollander's debt.

No. 111. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 October 4 

Bank stock held as security for debt of Smith & Buchanan. Louisiana debt. Security for debt of Mr. Nolte.

No. 112. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 October 4 

Bank stock held as security for debt of Smith & Buchanan. Louisiana debt. Security for debt of Mr. Nolte.

No. 113. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1820 August 29 

In reference Louisiana Stock. Duplicates of powers of attorneys.

No. 114. L. Cheves to Thomas M. Willing
1820 October 16 

Request views on letter to be signed by President or Secretary of Treasury. Thomas M. Willing to L. Cheves, Letter in reference to Louisiana Stock satisfactory.

No. 115. James Houston to ______
1820 October 4 

Received stock under will of William Bingham.

No. 116. L. Cheves to Thomas M. Willing
1820 October 30 

In reference to Mr. Bingham's will.

No. 117. The President to Thomas M. Willing, etc.
1820 November 1 

Subpoena to Thomas M. Willing, Charles Willing Hare and the President and Directors of Schuylkill bank from Circuit Court of United States.

No. 118. Baring Brothers? to Thomas M. Willing
1820 November 2 

List of Louisiana certificates in names of foreign stockholders. Receipt for $1,425,484.07 for loan on Louisiana stock (not signed)

No. 119. Mr. L. Cheves to T.M. Willing
1820 November 27 

Bank business in reference to a transfer.

No. 120. J. Richards to T.M. Willing
1820 December 12 

Business -- saving the land to the Bingham estate.

No. 120a. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1820 July 10 

Studying music. Made him a purse.

No. 121. Receipts for bank stock
1820 

Purchased by T. Willing as trustee under will of John Hurt. (1812, 1813, 1815, 1820)

No. 122. Executors of Thomas Willing to T.M. Willing
1820 November 16 

Stocks held by T.M. Willing in father's name. 1821 February 14, Receipt of stocks from T.M. Willing to executors of T.M. Willing, deceased.

No. 123. E.W. Spring (niece) to T.M. Willing
1821 February 25 

Thank you for remembrance from grandfather. Invitation to visit.

No. 124. Thomas M. Willing to Samuel Mifflin
1821 March 5 

Enclosures to have certificates added to the deed, and power of attorney. (Very confidential) Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 October 1, Relative to "credit" of V. Nolte & Co., New Orleans. Edward Hollander to T.M. Willing, 1821 October 13, Debt to Baring Brothers of Mr. Nolte. Property disposed of. Baring Brothers Co. to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 October 1, Credit of V. Nolte's Co., and relative to debt to Baring Brothers. Horace Binney to T.M. Willing, 1820 November 29, Papers in connection to trust deed (E. Hollander). Remarks on same. Edward Livingston to Thomas M. Willing, 1820 September 28, Questions and answers on legality of deeds for lands, etc.

No. 125. L. Cheves to Thomas M. Willing
1821 March 23 

About Mr. Poletica's bill.

No. 126. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1821 June 12 

Statement of accounts.

No. 127. J.O. Tyler to Thomas Willing
1821 June 13 

Advising not to allow Charles to attend dancing school, but instead attend a class of his.

No. 128. Edward Hollander to Thomas M. Willing
1821 June 16 

Request for influence in support of election as a Director of branch bank.

No. 129. Vincent Nolte & Co. to T.M. & R. Willing
1821 June 16 

Statement of exports of cotton.

No. 130. W. Rawle to Mr. Willing
1821 June 25 

Request for appointment.

No. 131. Charles King to Thomas M. Willing
1821 June 27 

In reference to mistake of mentioning Mr. George Hay in connection with agency.

No. 132. Vincent Nolte & Co. to ______
1821 June 30 

Statement of exports of cotton and tobacco and prices.

No. 133. Francis Baring to T.M. Willing
1821 July 4 

Request for another letter of introduction because "Unfortunately he lit his candle with the first."

No. 134. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1821 July 10 

Louisiana stocks.

No. 135. John Neal to Thomas M. Willing
1821 July 10 

Request for support to application as Bank officer at Pittsburgh.

No. 136. Henry Clymer to Thomas M. Willing
1821 July 19 

Damage to two awnings. Invitation to visit.

No. 137. Baring Brothers & Co. to Thomas M. Willing
1821 August 7 

Louisiana reimbursement.

No. 138. R. Willing (brother) to Thomas M. Willing
1821 August 10 

Return of check for account of Elizabeth Spring.

No. 139. Richard Peters to Thomas M. Willing
1821 August 28 

In reference to Trent St. house (renting and repairs).

No. 140. Mary Clymer (sister) to Thomas M. Willing
1821 August 31 

Disposition of her father's legacy.

No. 141. L. Cheves to Thomas M. Willing
1821 November 23 

In reference to counsel for Schuylkill bank in a controversy with Messrs. Baring. John Sergeant to L. Cheves, 1821 November 23, In reference to counsel for Schuylkill. H. Binney to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 December 7, Reference to Barings account against Schuylkill Bank. John Sergeant to L. Cheves, 1821 November 25, Mr. Binney retained for Baring, John Sergeant declining.

No. 142. Ramdololl Day to Thomas M. Willing
1821 December 12 

Statement of account.

No. 143. _______ to Thomas M. Willing
1821 

Receipts for repairs of house and garden.

No. 144. Horace Binney to Thomas M. Willing
1822 January 14 

Regarding Mr. Hurt's will.

No. 145. John Lesley to Thomas Willing
1814 July 21 

Receipt on trust held under will of Rev. John Hurt. T. Willing to Rev. John Lasley, 1820 July 21, Account of estate of John Hurt. John Lasley, Sr. to Mr. T.M. Willing, 1820 August 19, Amount drawn under trust of John Hurt and bill of exchange. William West to John Laslie, 1814 January 4, William West's opinion on Mr. Hurt's will. Ira E. Lasley to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 November 20, In reference to will of Rev. John Hurt. John Lasley, Jr. to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 June 27, Request you act as agent on will of John Hurt since your father's death. Willington to Thomas Willing, 1814 March 4, Richard Peters' opinion of Rev. John Hurt's will. John Buchanan to Thomas Willing, 1814 January 10, Authorization to do whatever proper under Mr. Hurt's will.

No. 146. Joseph Lasley to ______
  

Appointed brother, William Lasley, as attorney to claims under John Hurt's will.

No. 147. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 January 14 

Comments on Stewart's work (mind). Needs cash.

No. 148. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 January 22 

Thoughts. Wants to give something to Bible Society.

No. 149. William Bingham to Thomas M. Willing
1822 January 23 

Doesn't feel competent as trustee.

No. 150. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 February 4 

Endeavor's to give practical remarks to improve his sister. Note to father asking for French dictionary, _____, and a Bible.

No. 151. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 February 7 

Aunt Clymer will comply with wishes. Rebellion at Princeton. Doesn't know what to write sister.

No. 152. Charles King to Thomas M. Willing
1822 February 7 

Request for return of letter in reference to contemplated agency of claims under Florida Treaty.

No. 153. Thomas M. Willing to Charles King
1822 February 9 

Copy of letter sent to Mr. King when returning his letter below. Charles King to Thomas M. Willing, 1821 June 19, Realtive to contemplated agency for management of claims under Spanish Treaty.

No. 154. Richard Peters to Thomas M. Willing
1822 March 8 

Regarding T. Willing studying medicine or going to sea.

No. 155. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 March 10 

Request for cash.

No. 156. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 March 23 

Have written to William Bingham but not to sister. Wants news of Philadelphia from mother.

No. 157. Charlotte M.M. DeLobbiniere to T.M. Willing
1822 March 28 

Thank you for invitation to visit. Unable to send marriage contract.

No. 158. John Hare to T.M. Willing
1822 April 11 

Check enclosed $7000.

No. 159. George Harrison to T.M. Willing
1822 April 23 

Request for check.

No. 160. J. Richards to Mrs. Willing
1822 May 1 

In reference to work box to be taken to Mrs. Stirling.

No. 161. F. Baring to T.M. Willing
1822 May 15 

Request for Mother's picture.

No. 162. Charles Willing to T.M. Willing
1822 June 2 

Relative to studies. Requests bottle of ginger sirup.

No. 163. Charles A. Davis to Thomas M. Willing
1822 June 4 

Thanks for aid in appointment by President of United States as Consular Commercial Agent at Aux Cayes, St. Domingo. Request for another letter od introduction.

No. 164. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 June 13 

Greek and Latin yielding a little. Social visits. Received $11 bill from moc maker?

No. 165. Mary Clymer to Thomas M. Willing
1822 June 17 

Request for advance.

No. 166. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 June 25 

Exercising to prevent headaches. $11 sent either taken or lost. Needs cash to come down on 4th of July.

No. 167. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 June 27 

Disappointment at not being able to come down day before the 4th and request to do so. Hopes to enter Cambridge in fall.

No. 168. J.D. Tyler to Thomas M. Willing
1822 July 3 

Caution on Charles' health.

No. 169. J. Allen Smith to ______
1822 July 10 

Thank you for a letter.

No. 170. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 July 15 

Request to send key? to "Bonny cattle, Algebra, of the New York from the 10th London edition," and ask Mr. Miller to send his son one.

No. 171. Mary Clymer to Thomas M. Willing
1822 July 16 

Thank you for letter with enclosure.

No. 172. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 August 3 

Advising to take a trip to Long Branch. Preparing for Cambridge. Request for money.

No. 173. Charles Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 August 27 

Trenton a dull place. Saw Aunt Clymer and Tom Willing. Needs money for dancing master.

No. 174. Mary Clymer to Thomas M. Willing
1822 September 1 

About legacy money.

No. 175. Joseph Lasley to _______
1822 September 3 

Form of power for heirs of John Hurt.

No. 176. Charles Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 September 6 

Called upon Bingham in regard to Lafauciere's terms. Request $15. and 1 pair boots.

No. 177. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 September 11 

Saw bingham about contrast for carriage. Preparation for Cambridge.

No. 178. C. Willing to Thomas M. Willing
1822 September 13 

In reference to Lafauciere.

No. 179. Mary Clymer to Thomas M. Willing
1822 September 16 

In reference to money used. Invitation to visit.

No. 180. L. Cheves to Mrs. Jane Willing
1822 November 6 

Letter of condolence.

No. 181. _______ to R. Willing
1822 December 7 

Papers relating to Thomas M. Willing's security for William Rawle to General Cadwalader.

No. 182. William Bingham to Mrs. Crammond
1823 March 1 

Happy in marriage. Called "Pigeon Pair" (wooing and cooing all day). lost child.

No. 183. Caroline Bollmann to Charles Willing
1823 July 8 

"Battle" pver field of wheat. Curious to see Mr. Robinson. Fear you will not return to America from England. Severe thunder storm. Going to re-read speech of William Pitt on taxation of America.

No. 184. Nancy Willing to C. Willing
1823 July 15 

Arrived in Liverpool. She and Emma suffered some sea-sickness. Leaving today for Manchester. Favourable voyage.

No. 185. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1823 August 3 

News of Emma, Nancy, Tom and Charles. Few factory-business seems well. To show sisters relatives and this part of world. Nancy giving Jane dancing lessons. Urging to study medicine, maybe in England.

No. 186. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1823 October 1 

James' marriage. Placed Nancy and Emma at a school in Chelsea.

No. 187. Caroline to Charles Willing
1823 December 5 

Discussion on agreeable and disagreeable persons when traveling. Sees Charles Mifflin as a "vampire" using his bleeding skull. Much gaiety. Morris studying law.

No. 188. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 February 1 

Moved from Bow Churchyard. Explanation of health. Nancy and Emma's schooling and characters. Heard Crammonde plan to return to England and against it. Requests copy of General Harrison's picture.

No. 189. C. Bollmann to Charles Willing
1824 March 7 

Encouragement in stay at Cambridge. Accounts of parties and marriages. A short postscript.

No. 190. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1824 April 13 

Pleasant voyage but was seasick. Elizabeth Stirling: Weak from cold-expects confinement. John went to America with Captain Wormley. Under consideration to build addition to business which would make it largest in Lanceshire. Hopes Crammonds will not come to England. Ann Willing: At school in England, learning music, dancing, writing, and geography.

No. 191. Betsey to Charles Willing
1824 April 18 

Went to Quaker tea party and disappointed in its not being a stiff ceremonious one. Hasn't read novel mentioned.

No. 192. C. Bollmann to Charles Willing
1824 May 30 

Had the "ague". Missed Picknick breakfast, but hope to attend Strawberry Party. Three weddings. Wants Mr. Bancroft's book. Did not like Lord Byron's poem "Deformed Transformed".

No. 193. H. Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1824 June 4 

General Harrison's picture to be sent to Mrs. Stirling. Something about a lot?

No. 194. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1824 June 10 

Social.

No. 195. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 June 17 

Birth of son, Thomas Mayne. May 30, 1824. Cold and remedies - bleeding cupping, leeching and blistering. Nancy and Emma's schooling and characters. Questionable conduct of Mrs. H. Baring. Awkward for us to decide whether you should visit Tom Bingham. Tombstone for parents.

No. 196. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 June 23 

Ill health of Elizabeth. Birth of son, Thomas Mayne. Discusses proposed trip to Canada. Would be sorry to see Crammonds leave United States. Will send stockings to Aunt Powel. News of Emma and Nancy.

No. 197. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 August 19 

Apology for preventing visit to Montreal. News of children. Shameful conduct of Mrs. H. Baring. Factory well.

No. 198. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 September 26 

Annoyed at not receiving children's funds. Saw Matthews in "Jonathan". News of baby, Nancy and Emma.

No. 199. Francis Baring to R. Willing
1824 October 7 

(Confidential) Relative to papers of Vincent Nolte Company, New Orleans.

No. 200. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 October 28 

Ill with jaundice and deranged bilious system. Cheltenham, best water in England for bilious complaints. News of Emma, Mayne, Andrew, Jane and Mrs. H. Baring. Concern (textile factory) doing well. Ask about remittances. Pleased you and Uncle Richard to be trustees of Mother's will.

No. 201. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1824 December 4 

Gifts to Jane and sisters received. "Change of air" at Henly Park good. Thought foxhunt one of prettiest sights ever seen. News of the children and Nancy and Emma. Difficulties between Mr. and Mrs. H. Baring. Saw Sir Walter Scott's son - comments on him and father. Factory doing well.

No. 202. Caroline (cousin) to Charles Willing
1824 December 6 

Mary Willing's dance. Anxious to see Mr. Everett's oration on the anniversary of the landing of Pilgrims. Analysis of Professor's oration. Comments on Charles Mifflin and T. Willing.

No. 203. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1824 December 9 

Thank you for present. Going to spend holidays with sister.

No. 204. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1825 February 11 

Children have "hooping cough." Nancy improving in character and Emma doing well. Economizing to get business going which is doing very well. Against Crammonds return to Jersey.

No. 205. Caroline Bollmann to Charles Willing
1825 March 8 

Mr. Henrick's letter in German. Comments on Miss Binney's dance, marriages, parties, Uncle Nixon, Harrisburg legislature and Prior's Book.

No. 206. Charles Mifflin to Charles Willing
1825 March 11 

Quotations and thoughts.

No. 207. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1825 April 18 

Death of Admiral's wife. Children had "hooping cough". News of Emma and Ann and their improvements. Heard Catalini (singer). Extraordinary advance in cotton and how may affect factory.

No. 208. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1825 June 13 

Emma had "hooping cough". Going home for holidays and to spend part of it at Isle of Wight.

No. 209. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1825 June 15 

Wants to hear on Elizabeth Springs death. Read Tremaine. News of Nancy and Emma. Propose taking house at Isle of Wight. Factory prospering.

No. 210. C. Bollmann to Charles Willing
1825 June 26 

Account of visit to Mrs. Commodore Stewart.

No. 211. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1825 June 28 

Commencement at Cambridge. Entering into medicine. Advice on whether or not to make trip to Canada. Expense account and advise to economize.

No. 212. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1825 August 5 

Family news.

No. 213. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1825 August 20 

Staying at Henley Park. Hottest weather in 30 years brought on severe bilious attack. News of children. Dines with Mrs. Col. Phips, daughter of Mrs. Arnold (the traitor's wife). News of Ann and Emma.

No. 214. Elizabeth Stirling, Ann Willing to Chas. _____, Mrs. Stirling
1825 November 24 

Enclosed Nancy's letter.

No. 215. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1825 November 28 

News of Nancy and Emma and their schooling. General news.

No. 216. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 January 15 

Scarletina and chickenpox. Refers to deed of trust. Report on nacy and Emma. Going to see Duke of Windsor lie in state and British Museum. Nancy now goes by name Ann.

No. 217. Elizabeth to Charles Willing
1826 January 20 

Panic among bankers due to mercantile business. Sir Walter Stirling.

No. 218. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 February 26 

Business stoppage (details)

No. 219. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 March 12 

Explanation of business failing and desirability of children's remaining to study at least 2 years longer. (Ann and Emma)

No. 220. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 March 22 

Failure of business.

No. 221. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1826 April 1 

News of Tom and Jane. Expect you to send "Virgil" to Tom.

No. 222. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 May 30 

Business arrangements. Children. Relatives in India. Marriage of Mrs. H. Baring to Marques de Blaisel.

No. 223. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 June 18 

Here for "change of air". Admiral likes the children. Elections. Captain sailed to Cape of Good Hope and India. Mrs. Baring has made a good match.

No. 224. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 July 16 

Weather, farmers and business in country. Personal business probably bankrupt. Ann and Emma.

No. 225. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 August 9 

Business bankrupt. Deaths mentioned of Adams and Jefferson.

No. 226. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 August 17 

Birth of daughter to Elizabeth. Comments on Mrs. Bingham, Canada and Mr. Forsyth. Meeting in regards to estate.

No. 227. J.S. to Charles Willing
1826 August 30 

Birth of daughter. Sir Walter wants from America a small quantity of seed of vegetable called "Lamb's Quarter's".

No. 228. H. R_____ ? to Charles Willing
1826 September 

Exhausted serving American friends. Discussed Tom, music and friends.

No. 229. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 September 16 

Birth of daughter, Mary. Certificate for business. Will decide future plans. Possibility of going to Chile. Andrew playing cricket at school.

No. 230. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 October 18 

John and Walter's business. Gave up idea of going to South America. Changes in Nancy and Emma since coming to England. News and health of children.

No. 231. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1826 November 20 

Expect business certificate. News of Nancy and Emma. Jane, Anna and Lizzy had scarletina. To visit Admiral at Woburn.

No. 232. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1826 December 

At home for Christmas holidays. Tom to be christened and Nancy to be godmother.

No. 233. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1827 ? 

Talks of music, drawing and books at present reading "Rollin's Ancient History". Spent Easter with Mr. Stirling's sister. To be Godmother to Tom.

No. 234. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 January 15 

Congratulations on becoming of age. News of Nancy and Emma. Refers to fire on Penn St. Feels price for woodlands low. Business - bankruptcy.

No. 235. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 January 25 

Refers to Elizabeth's Trust deed. Expects to see Tom Francis in Liverpool.

No. 236. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 March 24 

Jaundice. Disappointed in amount received this year from Mama's estate - last year Mr. Binney sent more. Took advantage of Mr. Baring to ask him for employment for her husband.

No. 237. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 May 4 

"Change of air" for jaundice. Ann and Emma joined during Easter holidays. Ann confirmed. Charles Stirling and Admiral's daughter. Charlotte married. Certificates processed (reference to Mr. Stirling's business with brothers). Topsy-turvey politics.

No. 238. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 July 25 

Ann and Emma - Windsor Castle. John Stirling's negotiations with brothers. John looking for employment. Francis Baring.

No. 239. Elizabeth to Charles Willing
1827 August 12 

Objection to plan to send sisters to France (Ann and Emma) to school. "Painful" to do so, but spoke of characters of Ann and Emma.

No. 240. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1827 ? 

Displeasure over prospect of going to France for education. Enjoyed vacation with Admiral Stirling at Woburn.

No. 241. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1827 September 6 

Explanation of objections to schooling Ann and Emma in Paris. Francis Baring - business (employment). Moving to St. Andrews, Scotland.

No. 242. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1827 December 17 

Expects to see him in April. Sister in Scotland. Family news and friends.

No. 243. C. Bollmann to Charles Willing
1828 April 18 

About little box (valuable) to be delivered to Mr. Taxier or his daughter Madame Thieron in Paris.

No. 244. C. Bollmann to Dr. Charles Willing
1829 April 

April 12, News of Betsey. Talk of Paris. B.B. to Charles Willing, April 9, Discusses travels, music, books, and friends.

No. 245. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1829 April 24 

What to do with interest on legacies? Giving advantages of America over New Holland for W. Stirling.

No. 246. Charles Blight to Charles Willing
1829 May 17 

Distribution legacy money. Investment for William Bingham. Mr. Baring - Pennsylvania lands.

No. 247. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1829 August 20 

Remittances sent. Wine bottled as directed.

No. 248. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1829 August 31 

Acknowledgement of payment of bill.

No. 249. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1829 September 22 

Credit to your account.

No. 250. J.M. Binguet to ______
1830 
No. 251. Caroline to Dr. Charles Willing
1830 February 24 

Nancy's engagement to Mr. Blight. James Marloe's engagement to Sally Fisher. Two duels intended to take place (details of each). Social - commenting on pleasures of discussion. Details of their tour last summer.

No. 252. Baring Brothers & Co. to Dr. Charles Willing
1830 March 5 

Credit to account from H. Hollingsworth.

No. 253. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1830 March 26 

Congratulations on bequest from "Old Lady's will". News of Ann, William, Agnes, Emma and James at the Colony.

No. 254. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1830 April 4 

Remittance sent. Opinions on Union Canal Loan and stock. Duel between William Miller and Lt. Hunter. Mr. Walsh inquires how long can have house on 3rd St.

No. 255. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1830 May 19 

Friend Miller killed in a duel. A most "shabby" fellow for not getting "stays".

No. 256. Caroline and Betsy Bollmann to Dr. Charles Willing
1830 July 15 

News of family and friends in Philadelphia. Thank you for volume of music.

No. 257. Baring Brothers & Co. to Dr. Charles Willing
1830 November 2 

Credit to account.

No. 258. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1830 November 5 

Advising of error (letter of 2nd void).

No. 259. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1831 January 14 

Curious about his freindship with royalty. Account of William's birth (15 lbs.). Mentioned Sir John and Lady Nasmyth, Lady Erskin, and about Ann's many proposals.

No. 260. Richard Willing to Charles Willing
1831 February 9 

Scolding on remaining in Paris too long. Will not maintain Tom (an idler) any longer. Record of account.

No. 261. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1831 March 

Pertaining to account.

No. 262. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1831 March 22 

Credit to account from Hollingsworth, Philadelphia.

No. 263. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1831 April 19 

In reference to account.

No. 264. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1831 May 24 

News of children and remodeling of house. Agitation in country about reform. Andrew to go into Navy.

No. 265. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1831 July 12 

Discussion on whether Ann and Emma return to America or remain in Scotland.

No. 266. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1831 July 13 

Made up mind not to return to America. Fearful of the cholera.

No. 267. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1831 July 30 

Request to get "stays" and 1 dozen fine cambric handkerchiefs.

No. 268. Ann Willing to Charles Willing
1831 August 7 

Plea to allow her to judge her suitor, Captain Dalgleish, instead of allowing Mr. Stirling's refusal of proposal.

No. 269. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1831 August 8 

Explaining his objections to Ann's suitor and asking opinion.

No. 270. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1831 August 21 

All "now off" between Ann and Captain Dalgleish. Now interested in Mr. Murray (full account of him).

No. 271. H. Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1831 September 7 

Remittance to Baring Brothers for account. Mr. Binney, executor of Mother's estate paid into account. Discusses rents, investments, lands, etc.

No. 272. Allyn Otis, J. Francis Fisher to Charles Willing
1831 November 18 

Urging to come to Paris. News of Madame de Blaisel and Francis Baring. Political news of America. News of friends and family.

No. 273. Maria M. duBlaisel to Monsieur Charles Willing
1831 December 22 

Invitation to call.

No. 274. Baring Brothers & Co. to Charles Willing
1832 February 

Account balance (debit).

No. 275. A.O. to Charles Willing
1832 February 11 

Plan to meet in London and return together to America. How they spent their time.

No. 276. Walter Stirling to Charles Willing
1832 March 

Forwarded black trunk. Regret at not seeing him because of change of plans. Description of Sir Thomas Beever Nart who has a letter of introduction.

No. 277. Baring Brothers to C. Willing
1832 March 13 

Copy of letter to Baring Brothers. Draft negotiations.

No. 278. A.O. to Charles Willing
1832 March 14 

Cholera in the south of England. Changes of plans in sailing to America because of cholera.

No. 279. Welles & Co. to Charles Willing
1832 March 17 

Feel that mistakes in account must be with Baring Brothers & Co.

No. 280. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1832 May 30 

Elizabeth ill with what is called a "weed" meaning a cold. Business in Edinburgh. News of Mrs. Murray (Ann) and Mrs. Gray. Jane and Lizzy visited Lintrose (Ann Murray). Cholera.

No. 281. John Stirling to C. Willing
1832 June 

Elizabeth's illness. Discusses reform bill. Feels that cholera is on the decline. Received news of safe arrival in Philadelphia.

No. 282. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1832 July 11 

Mr. MacSparren's death and legacy. Cholera at London and Dundee. News of the Murrays, Jane, Ann and Miss Wilson. Violent reformers - Dr. Gillespie and Kirby D.

No. 283. Baring Brothers to C. Willing
1832 July 14 

Financial.

No. 284. Allyne Otis to Charles Willing
1832 August 2 

Finds America "stale, flat and intolerable". Comments on Reform Bill. Friendly and amusing.

No. 285. J. Stirling to Charles Willing
1832 August 3 

MacSparren's will. Asks advise as to how to pay back what he owes. News of Fisher. Reform Bill passed.

No. 286. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1832 September 7 

Cholera epidemic in the Kingdom and has now reached Philadelphia. Visit from Ann (Emma returned home with Ann). Andrew unable to get in Navy. Request that Hollingsworth make over Ann's property to her husband, Murray. Mentions Fisher and death of Sir Walter.

No. 287. E. Stirling to C. Willing
1832 November 23 

Cholera abated. Going to "Lintrose". News of Ann, Elizabeth, Willie, and Andrew. The Wilsons ill. Mr. Baird and Colonel Glass dead. Miss Binney dying, also her father. Mrs. Young died and her husband taken to drink. Elections.

No. 288. T.W. Francis to Dr. Charles Willing
1832 November 27 

Twelve pair boots ordered and expenses on same. Cooper writings may injure American cause with France. Speaks of friends and relatives.

No. 289. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1833 February 20 

News of the children, Miss Binney's death and about her father.

No. 290. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1833 April 6 

Going to England. Captain James to return to Swan River Colony. Andrew's future - Manchester of Swan River. News of family and friends.

No. 291. J.P. Corbin to Dr. Charles Willing
1833 June 3 

Asking to remit for subscription, in reimbursement of duty paid on rifle.

No. 292. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1833 July 24 

Andrew going to Colony (Swan River) with Sir James. General news.

No. 293. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1833 July 11 

Renunciation of Trusteeship. July 12, Proposal on how to pay the loss of father's estate.

No. 294. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1833 July 12 

Explanation of intention to pay back money to father's estate.

No. 295. Ann Murray to Charles Willing
1833 July 20 

Thank you for gun for Murgo. Are in St. Andrews for sea bathing for health. Andrew to sail with Uncle Sir James Stirling for Swan River. Captain Stirling (Sir James) honored by friends of settlers. Would like to have you come live in this country.

No. 296. Ann Murray to Charles Wilson
1833 October 18 

Returned from visit to Edinburgh (death of Mrs. Gray). Andrew going to Swan River with Sir James. Sally Crammond's death. Haven't received remittance. Murray pleased with rifle.

No. 297. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1833 November 2 

Andrew to go to Western Australia to try his fortune. According to plan has paid on account.

No. 298. Baring Brothers to Charles Wilson
1833 November 6 

Debit and credit in account.

No. 299. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1834 February 10 

Mrs. Halsey's death. Vessel unable to sail due to long continuance of westerly winds. Ann to go to continent. Request for account of property, how it is doing and opinion of how Hollingsworth manages.

No. 300. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1834 September 21 

Mr. Brown died. Visit to the Highlands (Loch Lomond). Jane to make her debut at ball. Walter's friend, Mrs. Jones dead. Andrew and Sir James at Cape.

No. 301. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1835 January 27 

News about Emma, Anna, Murray and Ann. Scotland politics and unrest. Emma's money and property. Two rifles requested.

No. 302. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1835 August 7 

In reference to paper of trustee for Emma. Papers for Emma and Elizabeth executed and forwarded. Forwarded parcel and draft to Ann at Florence. Anxious to receive rifles. Visits to family with Emma and Jane. Tom's injuries in fall over cliff. Elizabeth's New York lands.

No. 303. Henry Hollingsworth to Dr. Charles Willing
1835 August 17 

Statement of funds. Request to know Emma's share of last years income.

No. 304. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1835 November 2 

Ann had miscarriage. Suspicion the Murray family are "in the dark" as to Ann's means. Elizabeth near confinement. Haven't heard from Andrew at Colony. Tom at school.

No. 305. Emma Willing to Charles Willing
1835 November 12 

Return Deed of Trust with request advance be made if necessary. Heard Ann's to winter in Florence. Colony thriving very well.

No. 306. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1835 November 5 

Apology for not transacting business, but couldn't because of cholera in town. Palaces they are visiting. Papers signed.

No. 307. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1836 January 11 

Birth of son, John. News of Emma and Ann. Andrew says Colony progressing favourably.

No. 308. Emma Maitland to Charles Willing
1836 September 

Aunt's letter enclosed to be dispatched. Request acceptance of share of American wine.

No. 309. Richard Willing to Dr. Charles Willing
1836 October 

Statement of accounts of Charles Willing, Emma Willing, and Murgo Murray. Describe financial status in country.

No. 310. Richard Willing to Elizabeth Stirling
1837 February 28 

In reference to forms to be signed in regard to father's estate.

No. 311. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1837 July 3 

Near disaster in coach. Dolly moved to Duradin for health. Expect winter in Boulogne. Elections. Death of Marquis of Bath.

No. 312. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1837 September 18 

Stirlings were looking for house in this part of country. Lizzy ill. Murgo deer hunting with Sir John MacKenzie. Ordering a rifle for Murgo. Comments on the Queen. Murgo fond of fishing.

No. 313. Elizabeth to Charles Willing
1837 October 15 

Anxious about property in America. Dorothea's cough - necessary to move to mild climate at Stirling. General news of family and friends.

No. 314. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 January 28 

Tom settled in Manchester. Preparations for Anna's marriage to Henry Maitland. Dorothea's illness.

No. 315. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1838 February 7 

Comments on Canada, the burning of the steamboat Carolina, relations between America and England, and English politics. Anna to marry Henry Maitland. Building a greenhouse and bathroom.

No. 316. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 February 29 

Henry and Anna's wedding. Dorothea's illness.

No. 317. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1838 May 6 

Acknowledged remittance. Spent a week in Edinburgh with Emma who has water in the abdomen. James Maitland wrote Emma is "gaining ground". Saw Anna in Edinburgh. Fears press is trying to embroil England and United States in war. Comments on Governor Durham. Damage to roses during winter. News of the Stirlings and Jane.

No. 318. Elizabeth Stiring to Charles Willing
1838 June 4 

Emma's condition. Anna's happiness. Expect to winter in Edinburgh for Dorothea's health. Snow at St. Andrews, fourteen feet deep. (last winter)

No. 319. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 June 16 
No. 320. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 June 26 

Emma's death. Disappointment in will. Elizabeth Stirling: Regard to will.

No. 321. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 June 26 

Emma's death and concern over will. E.S.: Concern over will.

No. 322. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 July 1 

Disappointment in James Maitland and Emma's will. Copy of John's letter to James on same.

No. 323. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 July 8 

About secrecy of Emma's will.

No. 324. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 August 28 

Regret over Emma's will. Received her thimble and piece of hair. Dorothea's illness. Elizabeth unwell. News of Henry Maitland, Tom and Murray. John Hays taking a house in Edinburgh.

No. 325. Ann Murray to Charles Willing
1838 October 20 

Receipt for remittance. Fears Lizzie is laying on deathbed, and Dolly very ill. Doubtful of steamships. Thank you for executing commission (must be rifle).

No. 326. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 November 4 

Lizzy's illness and death.

No. 327. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1838 November 4 

Lizzy's illness and death.

No. 328. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1838 December 11 

Death of Lizzie from fever allied to typhus. The whole Stirling family contracted it, even sister who will be confined the end of the month. Comments on Canadian Rebellion, Lord Durham, India and "Sam Slick". To have portrait painted by Mr. McInnis.

No. 329. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1839 January 10 

Baby girl born December 15, Emma Elizabeth Maitland Stirling. Little Elizabeth died. Agnes dying of typhus fever. Jane and Willie also ill. Dorothea improved.

No. 330. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1839 February 5 

Agnes died (typhus fever). Family's health.

No. 331. Francis Fisher to Dr. Charles Willing
1839 April 11 

Ed off to New York station, and to be in Philadelphia. Request to introduce him Madame Ersland, Mrs. Tom Willing and Cousin Ellen. Request to find a good "ladies horse". General social.

No. 332. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1839 April 16 

Inquiry as to Fisher's wedding. Health of jane and Dolly. Fever severe in Edinburgh - Stagnant water around town suspected. Baby christened Emma Maitland. Expecting Andrew any day (gone 6 years). News of Tom, Ann, Walter Stirling and Henry and Anna Maitland. Hope there is no war between England and America.

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No. 333. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1839 May 13 

Acknowledged remittance. Advising to sell stores and put money into United States Bank. Stirlings returning to St. Andrews and Andrew arriving. Comments on the Queen and ministry. Dolly's recovery - can now walk and eat. Anticipating visit to America (land of birth).

No. 334. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1839 May 13 

In reference to papers of trustees. Dolly much better. Expecting Andrew from Colony. News of Jane. Willie, Hanry and Anna.

No. 335. M. to William Black
1839 May 19 

On proposals, marriages and friends. (a drawing in letter).

No. 336. Mr. Church to Charles Willing
1839 May 27 

Business connected with lands.

No. 337. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1839 May 30 

List of lots owned by Mrs. Murray and late Mrs. maitland advertised to be sold for taxes due.

No. 338. Richard Willing to Dr. Charles Willing
1839 June 27 

Congratulations on engagement. Request to be in Philadelphia in July to receive audits and transfer of trust estates of Elizabeth Stirling.

No. 339. Henry Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1839 July 5 

Enclosure payable to Emma Maitland.

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No. 340. C. Mifflin to Charles Willing
1839 July 6 

Congratulations on engagement to Miss Tillinghast. Fisher and wife radiantly happy.

No. 341. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1839 July 8 

Ill feelings over Emma's will. Dolly still unwell.

No. 342. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1839 August 28 

Congratulations on plans to be married. Visited the Stirlings at St. Andrews and stayed with Mrs. Gray's lodgings. Speaks of Andrew and Tom and The Smythe's.

No. 343. Club Stable to C. Willing
1839 September 1 

Bill for keeping horse.

No. 344. Richard Willing to Dr. Charles Willing
1839 September 10 

Business. Money owed by church. Taking tree down. Street through Townside Estate.

No. 345. H. Hollingsworth to Charles Willing
1839 September 14 

Request for new roof and enlarging Cooper's shop on Penn St.

No. 346. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1839 October 19 

Acknowledged remittance. References to marriage plans. Went to Golfer's Ball with Jane at St. Andrews. Comments on money and tottering Bank of United States. Harvest late but good. Lord Mayor entertaining distinguished Americans, Mr. & Mrs. Van Buren and Mr. Webster. Andrew won medal.

No. 347. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1839 October 22 

Congratulations on intended marriage. Discussion of Emma's estate.

No. 348. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1840 January 4 

Dorothea's illness. Andrew's career. New neighbor, Mr. Lindsay in Mr. Binney's house.

No. 349. Horace Binney to Dr. Charles Willing
1840 January 24 

Request for notarized paper in case of Peters & Willing.

No. 350. _______ to Dr. Charles Willing
1840 February 15 

Request for Wilmington taxes.

No. 351. Richard Willing to Dr. Charles Willing
1840 February 25 

Re: loan (Wilmington & Balt.) Condition of Bank R.R.

No. 352. E. Stirling to Charles Willing
1840 April 7 

Possible loss of property. Dolly in London for health. Andrew leaving for Swan River. Tom a favorite with Uncle Walter in Manchester. Sir James in London to dispose of land in Swan River Colony. Talked to James Maitland on money matters. Sir Fredericks death. Expect Jane to marry Mr. Cooke.

No. 353. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1840 July 9 

Dorothea's death. Andrew sails this month.

No. 354. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1840 August 10 

Lady Maitland arriving from India. News of the Stirlings and Henry and Anna. Engagement to Miss Short.

No. 355. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1840 August 23 

Explanation of why paper was not signed and sent sooner. Elizabeth's loss of Dolly. Willie visiting. James Maitland announced his marriage.

No. 356. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1840 October 20 

Mary has measles. Elizabeth has gall stones and jaundice. James Maitland's marriage to Miss Short and disgust at his marrying soon after Emma's death. News of Andrew, William Stirling, Tom and the Murrays.

No. 357. Anne Murray to Charles Willing
1840 October 28 

Concern over remittance which hasn't been received. James Maitland remarried. Would like to know what he got from Emma.

No. 358. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1840 November 26 

Receipt for remittance. Birth of a daughter to the Queen. News from St. Andrews. Willie and Mary had measles.

No. 359. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1840 December 30 

Winter remittance not yet received. Jane and Mr. Stirling going to England. Mr. Stirling to see Sir James. General news.

No. 360. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1841 January 25 

Remittance received. Mary, Willie, John and Emma had measles. Desire to go to Jersey for a year. Jane and Mr. Stirling in Manchester.

No. 361. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1841 February 2 

Financial business. General news - his marriage, his sister's marriage, game hunting.

No. 362. John Stirling to Charles Willing
1841 April 28 

Elizabeth's miscarriage. Sale of land. Letter to Mr. Hollingsworth.

No. 363. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1842 June 30 

Papers received, signed and sent to Robert Hare. Anxious to know what James Maitland had done. Meeting of British Association - Mr. Everett's speech. Trade dull and fear for suffering of the poor. Marquis of Waterford and wife thrown from carriage.

No. 364. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1842 September 9 

Visiting England. Saw the Queen and Prince Albert. Remittance received. Finances and family news.

No. 365. A. Murray to Charles Willing
1842 September 15 

Remittance received. Saw Queen and Prince Albert in Perth. Comments on America.

No. 366. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1843 January 2 

Questioning why no remittance from Hollingsworth. Willie nominated to Academy at Woolwich and to go to preparatory school until of age. Would like to have pieces of Mama's tea plate. Request for remittance from Charles Hare.

No. 367. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1843 May 1 

Thanks for statement of affairs. News of children.

No. 368. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1844 July 1 

Accident - overturned carriage fell on Mr. Stirling's foot. Riots in Philadelphia. Major Playfair - improvements in St. Andrews. News of Willie, Anne, Jane and Anna.

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No. 369. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1844 November 30 

Alterations on house. Mr. Beckton died. To move to Manchester where John will work. Andrew to return home. Jane had daughter, Elizabeth.

No. 370. Thomas Biddle Co. to Dr. Charles Willing
1845 January 21 

Purchase of United States 5% stock.

No. 371. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1845 February 3 

Moved to Manchester in January. Visited Jane and Anna in Edinburgh. All sick on disagreeable voyage. Anne to return to England - Murray to be away 8 months. News of children, Jane, Anna, Willie and Andrew.

No. 372. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1845 August 4 

Remittance received. Henry and Anna visiting. Speaks of all the Stirlings, family and financial.

No. 373. _______ to Dr. Charles Willing
1845 December 2 

Account of wharfing arising from estate of T.M. Willing.

No. 374. Elizabeth Stirling to Mrs. Charles Willing
1846 June 15 

Looking forward to your visit to Scotland. Sir James Stirling's desire to see them at Portsmouth. Mrs. John Powel's death. News of Ann, Jane, Anna and Willie.

No. 375. _______ to Mrs. Willing
1847 April 9 

Believe to be prescription.

No. 376. Thomas Watson to Dear Madam
1847 June 1 

Remedy for the tendency to perspiration.

No. 377. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1847 August 31 

Returned Power of Attorney. Needs money. Social - visit and family news.

No. 378. E. Nicholls to ______
1848 June 

Estimate on painting inside of house, 3rd St. below Willing Alley.

No. 379. Christopher Kinn to Charles Willing
1848 July 21 

Acknowledge of remittance for Mr. and Mrs. Murray.

No. 380. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1848 July 

Financial. Troubled countries - Scotland and Ireland. Smallpox at Lintrose.

No. 381. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1848 November 14 

Remittance received. Sale of Penn St. Estate. Family news.

No. 382. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1848 November 22 

Financial matters.

No. 383. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1848 November 30 

Have examined and confirmed accounts, and request to have managed. News of Ann and Murray.

No. 384. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1848 December 1 

Remittance received. Union Canal & New Orleans bonds. Death of Mr. Meldrum.

No. 385. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1849 February 21 

Anxiety because remittance hsn't been received on transfer of property. Ann has rheumatic gout and will spend time at the Cape. Tom and the mill in Manchester. Willie at Woolwich. "Gold mania" in California. Emma to play in concert.

No. 386. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 March 10 

Remittance received. Financial problems.

No. 387. Thomas M. Stirling to Charles Willing
1849 March 16 

Mrs. Hall's legacy received. Trade and mill in England. Tempted to go to California.

No. 388. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1849 March 21 

Received share from Nancy's will. News of Willie and Ann. Intention of buying Miss Brown's house. Mention of "gold discovery". Elizabeth Stirling to Rebecca: Health and weather. Jane and Anna using Homeopathy Medicine. Battles in India. Lady Home's son, Sir John, ill. Agnes also ill.

No. 389. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 March 21 

Acknowledgement of receipt of money. New York land to be sold. Percentage for services to Mr. Forbes. Railway shares.

No. 390. H.T. Rutter to Charles Willing
1849 March 30 

About United States Treasury notes to Willing and William B. Clymer.

No. 391. Thomas Biddle & Co. to Dr. Charles Willing
1849 April 27 

Enclosed certificate for Trustee of Elizabeth Stirling.

No. 392. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 May 3 

Sale of Penn St. Estate. Marriage of Mary Maitland and Captain Somerville.

No. 393. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 June 1 

Finances. Attending General Assembly in Edinburgh. Spoke to America's newly acquired state of California. Disturbances in Europe.

No. 394. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 July 13 

Family news, weather, financial and farms.

No. 395. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 July 25 

Questioning his state of affairs in Scotland and America.

No. 396. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1849 August 9 

Threat of spread of cholera. News of Jane, Anna, Tom, and Ann and Willie.

No. 397. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles
1849 October 17 

Social - family news. Cholera epidemic.

No. 398. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1849 November 6 

Remittance received. Family news of Henry and Anna, and Willie Stirling.

No. 399. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1850 March 21 

Remittance received. Purchased Miss Brown's property. Anxiety about Willie's bronchitis. Ann'e letter enclosed. Tore down building and making new courtyard. A. Murray to Dearest sister, 1850 January 12, Anxiety about Murray, but he arrived safely. Party at Government House with Sir Harry and Lady Smith. Mr. Stirling called. Murray has tiger skins but moths got into heads.

No. 400. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1850 April 1 

Visit to Edinburgh. News of Willie Stirling. Received bill of exchange. News of Henry and Anna.

No. 401. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1850 May 28 

Sent receipt Burton desired. Hope for America to buy wheat, and "free trade". Investments.

No. 402. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1851 January 16 

William's death. William's will and concern about Tom and the mill. Letter of introduction to Mr. Purvis. Ann and Murray's visit.

No. 403. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1851 January 29 

Advice about taking mortgage on house. Willie ill in Halifax. Ferment about the Pope.

No. 404. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1851 March 13 

Acknowledged remittance. News about Willie, the Murray's and Jack. Completed garden and courtyard. Government's state of dislocation. Mary in Edinburgh for month with Jane.

No. 405. _______ to Charles Willing, M.D.
1851 March 25 

Credit to Mr. and Mrs. Murray's account.

No. 406. Thomas Stirling to Charles Willing
1851 August 7 

Plans for anticipated visit to America.

No. 407. _______ to Charles Willing
1851 October 7 

Acknowledging remittance for account of Mr. and Mrs. Murray.

No. 408. Chris ____ to C. Willing
1852 March 20 

Remittance received for credit of Mr. and Mrs. Murray.

No. 409. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles
1852 April 28 

Receipt of money from Tom.

No. 410. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1852 May 13 

Thank you for remittance. Mr. Murray died. New election for members of Parliament.

No. 411. J. Rhea Barton to Charles Willing
1852 May 27 

Invitation to join him and Mr. Corbin.

No. 412. William Rawle to Charles Willing
1852 July 16 

Inquiry about estimate on altering library building.

No. 413. T.M. Stirling to C. Willing
1852 October 8 

Sister Mary's death. Willie's attack. Father's health. Comment on "Uncle Tom's Cabin". (inside envelope)

No. 414. _______ to C. Willing
1852 October 19 

Acknowledging remittance for the account of Mr. and Mrs. Murray.

No. 415. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1852 October 20 

Mary's death. Willie's application for leave and doctor's care. Planning to go to Brussels. Ann still suffering from "gout". Aunt Nixon's death. Great instruction and pleasure from book by Edwards on the Redemption.

No. 416. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1852 November 3 

Acknowledgement of receipt of remittance. Mary Stirling's death. News of Willie Stirling, and Henry and Anna Maitland.

No. 417. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1853 March 23 

Feeling age. Mr. Stirling fainted. Walter's stage debut at 73. Tom's business arrangement with Uncle. Jack at home awaiting commission. Anxious about Willie.

No. 418. _______ to C. Willing
1853 April 5 

Received remittance for credit to Mr. and Mrs. Murray.

No. 419. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1853 June 8 

Money received. Weather and farm crops. Wedding of William Meldrum and Miss Northege. Comments on Henry and Anna, Willie Stirling and Russia.

No. 420. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1853 October 26 

Visiting Tom who's comfortably settled, managing business himself, and Andrew living with him. Talking about visit to Philadelphia. News of Ann, Jack and Willie.

No. 420a. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1853 March 23 

Discussion of Napoleon and the French. Acknowledgement of money. Henry and Anna.

No. 421. Thomas M. Stirling to Charles Willing
1853 December 30 

Father's death. Mother's finances. Jack's commission as ensign.

No. 422. W. Stirling to Uncle Charles
1853 December 30 

Request to sell investments. Needs money. House needs roof and Jack's outfit as ensign has to be paid for.

No. 423. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 February 1 

In reply to a letter of consolation on loss of husband, and plans for immediate future.

No. 424. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 February 28 

Request to remit Emma's legacy to Willie for expenses in Horse Artillery. Fear Jack to be moved to Malta. Going to Scotland in April.

No. 425. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 March 16 

Remittance acknowledged. Part of house has to be roofed. Going to St. Andrews to "prove" will and value furniture, then to Elie for summer. Plans visits in autumn. John sailing for Malta. (Crimean War)

No. 426. J. Maitland to Charles Willing
1854 March 31 

Thanks for interest on New Orleans bonds and land sales. War with Russia. Comments on Mr. Stirling's death. Henry and Anna.

No. 427. Elizabeth Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 May 3 

Acknowledged remittance. Settled business at St. Andrews. John in Constantinople. Tom in Manchester. Walter in London will see Mr. and Mrs. Fallon. Fond of Elie. News of Ann and Murray, Willie and Walter Stirling.

No. 428. Thomas M. Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 May 16 

Hoping to see Mr. and Mrs. Fallon. War, taxes, trade. Jack and Aunt Anna.

No. 429. Thomas M. Stirling to Charles Willing
1854 November 24