Wyck Association Collection

Mss.Ms.Coll.52

Date: 1663-1972 | Size: 151.5 Linear feet

Abstract

One of the oldest houses in Philadelphia, Wyck is now a non-profit museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nine generations of the Jansen-Wistar-Haines family owned the Wyck property from 1690 until 1973. The last family owner deeded 2.5 acres of land, the house and its contents, several outbuildings, a landscaped garden, and a small endowment to the Wyck Charitable Trust. The Wyck Charitable Trust and the Wyck Association now administer the preservation of the property and its educational services to the public. This collection contains diaries, letters, accounts, bills and receipts, deeds, and photographs. The collection as a whole is deepest for the period 1770-1970.

Items of particular note include accounts of household expenses at Wyck from ca. 1790-1970; papers pertaining to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Quaker schools, and social reform groups; agricultural and horticultural practices; and correspondence to and from cultural leaders of 18th and 19th century Philadelphia. The papers of the John S. Haines family (Ms. Coll. 52A) form part of the Wyck Papers. The papers cover the years 1845 to 1949 and are arranged into eight series.

Background note

One of the oldest houses in Philadelphia, Wyck was inhabited by nine generations of the Jansen, Wistar, and Haines families from, the 1680s until 1973. The last owners deeded 2.5 acres of land, the house and its contents, several outbuildings, a landscaped garden, and a small endowment to the Wyck Charitable Trust. The Wyck Charitable Trust and the Wyck Association now administer the preservation of the property and its educational services to the public.

Scope and content

The Wyck Papers are a vast and important archive documenting one of Philadelphia's most historic homes over the course of three centuries.

The collection is organized into ten series arranged by type of material. Selected portions of Series II, III, IV, and V are available on microfilm at Wyck House, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library of Congress.

Series I. Genealogy 2.25 lin. feet
Series II. Correspondence 1676-197131 lin. feet
Series III. Writings 1721-197014.75 lin. feet
Series IV. Financial materials 1746-197233.25 lin. feet
Series V. Estate materials 1693-196711 lin. feet
Series VI. Legal materials 1684-19443.25 lin. feet
Series VII. Memorabilia 1663-19616.5 lin. feet
Series VIII. Subject file n.d.10 lin. feet
Series IX. Pictorial material 1761-19585.5 lin. feet
Series X. Oversized materials 25 boxes

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

After being on deposit at the APS since the 1980's, in 2019 the Wyck Association gifted its collection to the APS.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Wyck Association Collection, American Philosophical Society.

African American History Note

With emphases on religion, education, and social concerns, the correspondence in the Wyck collection contains numerous references to African Americans. These issues emerge in the correspondence of Caspar Wistar Haines I, Hannah Marshall Haines, Reuben Haines III, Jane Bowne Haines I, Robert Bowne Haines I, and Caspar Wistar Haines II.See below for more specific subject references within the letters.

The collection also contains a series of writings: diaries, essays, journals, notebooks, and poetry. Of particular interest are the papers describing the exploits of a runaway slave, Henry Hudson, in 1819.

Early American History Note

The Wyck Collection is a massive collection that touches upon a number of early American themes. MOLE contains an extensive inventory of the collection. There are also binders with the collection that contain item level descriptions of the contents. The collection is particularly notable for its family correspondence, business records, and information on the operations of some Philadelphia institutions, such as the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • Wyck Association
  • Wyck House (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Family Name(s)

  • Haines family
  • Jansen family
  • Wistar family

Genre(s)

  • Accounts.
  • Bills (financial).
  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Deeds
  • Diaries.
  • Family Correspondence
  • Institutional Records
  • Miscellaneous
  • Photoprints
  • Receipts

Personal Name(s)

  • Haines, Ann, 1793-1869
  • Haines, Caspar Wistar, 1762-18
  • Haines, Caspar Wistar, 1853-1935
  • Haines, Hannah Marshall, 1765-
  • Haines, Jane B., 1869-1937
  • Haines, Jane Bowne, 1790-1843
  • Haines, Jane Reuben, 1832-1911
  • Haines, John Smith, 1820-1886
  • Haines, Margaret Vaux Wistar, 1831-1917
  • Haines, Margaret Wistar, 1728-
  • Haines, Mary T., 1892-
  • Haines, Reuben, 1727-1793
  • Haines, Reuben, 1786-1831
  • Haines, Robert B., 1827-1895
  • Haines, Robert B., 1893-1967
  • Hartshorne, Catherine Haines,

Subject(s)

  • Abolition, emancipation, freedom
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Culture, community, organizations
  • Early National Politics
  • Home economics -- United States -- Accounting
  • Horticulture
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
  • Philadelphia History
  • Quakers
  • Race, race relations, racism
  • Reconstruction
  • Religion, religious organizations
  • Science and technology
  • Slaves, slavery, slave trade
  • Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform
  • Social problems.
  • Trade

Collection overview

 2.25 Linear feet6 boxes

Starting in the early nineteenth century, residents of Wyck collected genealogical information about their ancestors, particularly in regard to the Bowne, Haines, and Wistar families. Included in the collection is genealogical research done by Reuben Haines III primarily on the Haines family in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Later in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Jane Reuben Haines, Caspar Wistar Haines II, Jane Bowne Haines II, and Reuben Cope Haines conducted extensive research on the three previously mentioned families as well as on more distant relations in the Hartshorne, Johnson, Lukens, Marshall, and other families. Further genealogical information may be found in the correspondence of Reuben Haines III, Jane Reuben Haines, Caspar Wistar Haines II, Jane Bowne Haines II, and Reuben Cope Haines.

The material in this section is arranged alphabetically by family surname. The dates in the listings have two meanings. Dates enclosed in parentheses and marked "b." and "d." refer to the life span of the person immediately preceding the dates, for example, "Caspar Wistar (b.1672 d.1726)." All other dates refer to the time periods included in the material, for example, "Eliza Beth Bowne's descendants, 1773-1903."

1676-197131 Linear feet80 boxes

The correspondence, dating from 1676-1971, is the most extensive series in the Wyck Papers. It includes the letters of family members, as well as correspondence to and from notable people as listed in this Register. The correspondence particularly illustrates the internal development of this family, the development of American thought and society, and the relationship between family and society. The emphases on religion, education, and concern for Blacks are topics which exemplify this dynamic. These issues emerge in the correspondence of Caspar Wistar Haines I, Hannah Marshall Haines, Reuben Haines III, Jane Bowne Haines I, Robert Bowne Haines I, and Caspar Wistar Haines II.

The Correspondence is arranged by the principal family member to whom it relates. These grouping of letters start with the correspondence of Reuben Haines I (1727-1793) and end with that of Mary Troth Haines (1892-). The separate groupings of letters are divided further into correspondence "from" the individual and "to" the individual. Each of these subdivisions is arranged in chronological order. The complete list of family members represented in the Papers follows the Introduction, on pages 3 and 4.

Family correspondence is, by its nature, interlocked. It is recommended, then, that researchers consider the papers of an individual as a part of a network of papers that includes those of his/her parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Research on the Correspondence of Reuben Haines I, for example, would not be complete without at least a cursory examination of the Correspondence of his wife, Margaret W. Haines, or their children, Caspar Wistar Haines, Reuben Haines II, Josiah Haines, or Catherine (Haines) Hartshorne. The Genealogy charts of the family found at the beginning of the Register will be useful for establishing the relationships between the various generations represented in the Papers.

The Correspondence has been arranged to focus upon those family members who owned and/or resided at Wyck. These individuals are indicated by an asterisk on the list of family members on pages 3 and 4. The Wyck Papers include an unusual number of letters written by these family members. These letters contain richly autobiographical statements about the writer and his/her world. In order to maximize the autobiographical quality of the Correspondence the letters of asterisked family members have been arranged in "From" and "To" categories. For example, the letters associated with Reuben Haines III are divided into "Correspondence from Reuben Haines III" and "Correspondence To Reuben Haines III." The letters are arranged chronologically within each of these two categories.

In the common case of intrafamily mail of Wyck residents the writer, rather than the receiver, was favored. For example, a letter from Reuben Haines III to his wife Jane B. Haines was filed chronologically within the "Correspondence From Reuben Haines III." Conversely, a letter from Jane B. Haines to her husband would be found in the "Correspondence From Jane B. Haines I."

Correspondence of those family members who did not live at Wyck (non-asterisked) was placed, when possible, in the correspondence of asterisked family members. For example, letters from William J. Haines, a non-resident of Wyck, to his brother Caspar W. Haines II, a resident of Wyck, were placed in "Correspondence To Caspar W. Haines II."

Letters among family members who did not live at Wyck (non-asterisked) were placed in the collection of the person who received the letter. For example, a letter from William J. Haines to his sister Mary M. Haines may be found in the "Correspondence To Mary M. Haines." Letters from family members to non-family members were placed in the "From" collection of that family member.

Following the family correspondence are all non-family letters arranged alphabetically by receiver. The alphabetical list of names appears at the end of these notes. Letters not associated with a family member include a collection of correspondence from Anthony Morris to his children from 1790 to 1816.

Duplicate letters and duplicate copy books are noted at the end of the Register for the Correspondence. The list of Oversize copy books filed in the Oversize Materials follows that of the duplicate letters.

The Register notes individual letters that are unusual and significant by merit of the subject matter or the persons mentioned in the body of the letter.

1721-197014.75 Linear feet36 boxes

This series includes diaries, essays, journals, notebooks, and poetry which reflect the characters, lifestyles, interests, and thoughts of the various authors. The earliest manuscript is an oath of allegiance signed by Caspar Wistar in 1721, and the latest is a typescript of a book about Wyck written in 1970.

Of note are the diaries kept by Reuben Haines III, Margaret Vaux Wistar Haines, and Caspar Wistar Haines II, the latter two of whom kept personal journals for over 65 years. Also of interest are a variety of notebooks kept by many family members on topics ranging from agriculture to horticulture, beer brewing, natural science, travels in the U. S. and abroad, patent inventions, and religion. Children's cypher books offer insight into early American educational practices, notably at the Quaker boarding school, Westtown; and testimonies to deceased persons provide biographical information about many of the family members represented in this collection.

A variety of miscellaneous writings includes such highlights as the Memoirs of the French Count de Miollis; a series of papers describing the exploits of a runaway slave, Henry Hudson, in 1819; and Notes prescribing methods for cleaning the rooms of yellow fever victims.

The material in this section is arranged into two categories. The first category contains writings by family members. The second category contains writings by unknown authors or persons other than immediate family members. These writings are arranged alphabetically by type of material beginning with Accounts and ending with Testimonies.

1746-197233.25 Linear feet80 boxes

The Financial Material includes business and household accounts, bills and receipts, bank books and statements, and tax information which together present a remarkably complete record of the family's financial history. Certain of these materials document the purchase of food, clothing, and many of the furnishings still in the house; the employment of servants; and various improvements made to family properties. Also of interest are the records of family businesses, including two brewhouses (c.1790-1850), a lumber company (1911-1915), and an orchard (c.1940-1963).

The material in this section is divided into five categories: Accounts, Bills and Receipts, Banking, Miscellaneous Business and Receipt Books. In each category the material is organized by family name and is in chronological order. Oversized material is listed at the end of the category in which it is found.

1683-196711 Linear feet22 boxes

This series contains information regarding the transfer of family wealth from one generation to another. Also included are those Financial Materials (receipts, accounts, banking, etc.) accumulated during the settlement of family estates. Some estates continued for decades, and both daily and business expenses for the duration are found within this series. For example, the Estate of Reuben Haines I (d.1793) contains many of the expenses incurred by his Philadelphia brewhouse during the early 19th century; the Estate of Caspar Wistar Haines I (d.1801) contains many of the expenses of Hannah Marshall Haines until her death in 1828; the Estate of Reuben Haines III (d.1831) contains virtually all of the expenses of Jane Reuben Haines until 1888; and the Estates of Catherine Haines Hartshorne, Caspar Wistar Haines I, and Reuben Haines III include many of the expenses of Ann Haines during her lifetime. This series, then, is an important adjunct to Series IV, Financial Materials.

The Estate Material is divided into two categories. The first includes materials involving the estates of those people who lived in and/or owned Wyck. These papers are organized by the sequential generations of family names, and then are arranged chronologically by the type of document (accounts, bills and receipts, legal materials, etc.).

The second category includes estate papers of people who did not own or live in Wyck on a regular basis. These materials are organized in alphabetical order by the person's name, and then are arranged chronologically by the type of document.

1684-19443.25 Linear feet8 boxes

Included in Legal Materials are bonds, contracts, deeds, leases, mortgages, and promissory notes. The significance of these papers lies chiefly in their information about land ownership within the family.

The legal documents regarding real estate reveal a major source of long-term wealth of the Haines family. Reuben Haines I speculated in real estate with considerable success during the second half of the eighteenth century. Besides valuable land holdings in Philadelphia, he purchased huge tracts in northern and central Pennsylvania which his descendants inherited and variously rented or sold for cash profits.

The documents concerning the family's Philadelphia and Germantown properties are of interest for information on 18th and 19th century land divisions, notably on Second, Fourth, and Market Streets in Philadelphia, and on Germantown Avenue, Walnut Lane, Haines Street, and High Street in Germantown.

Finally, this series as a whole furnishes examples of the style and format of legal materials over a period of 250 years.

The material in this section is divided into two categories. The first category is organized by name followed by an alphabetical subject file.

The second category regards real estate and is arranged according to location and date of document. Oversized material is listed following each category.

1663-19616.5 Linear feet16 boxes

Memorabilia includes a wide variety of materials, such as announcements, diplomas, membership cards, mementos, and programs. Many items in this series are of interest because of their age or rarity, such as early charge account tokens, passports, and valentines.

The material in this section is divided into two categories. The first category is organized by family name. The second category contains materials not associated with a particular person so is listed alphabetically by description (e.g., Addresses, Clippings, Postcards, Valentines).

Oversized Memorabilia is listed at the end. Dates are included when they are known.

 10 Linear feet24 boxes

This series contains printed material collected by the family and reveals business, educational, and religious interests. Most of this material dates to the 20th century.

This category is organized alphabetically by the predominent subject matter indicated on the folder heading.

1761-19585.5 Linear feet13 boxes

This series provides a graphic complement to the manuscripts in the collection. Included are prints, original art, photographs, and maps.

Of interest among the prints are miscellaneous late 18th and early 19th century engravings, including a view of Wakefield Mills, Germantown. Family interest in natural history is reflected in prints of animals and plants. Also notable are prints of the homes of Charles Bonaparte and E. I. Dupont, and of homes in the Philadelphia area.

The photographs provide documentation of Wyck's interior and exterior appearance from 1871 through 1958. This section also includes photographs of family members who lived after photography became popular. Representations of many family members who lived before the invention of photography are provided in photographs of portraits. A collection of stereoscopic views of the U. S. Centennial at Philadelphia is also contained in this category.

Maps and plans included in this series provide documentation of 18th and 19th century land divisions in Germantown and Philadelphia. Also included are plans of Wyck before and after its renovation in 1824.

The material in this section is arranged in three categories: Original Art, Prints, and Photographs.

The Original Art consists of two parts. The first part is arranged by family name, for example, "Elizabeth Haines Warder, Drawing, 1827." The second part, consisting of unsigned works, is arranged in alphabetical order by the predominant subject of the pieces, for example, "Drawing, Prospect of the Green House."

The Prints are arranged in alphabetical order by title or predominant subject matter.

The Photographs are divided into four Categories: the Alphabetical File, Stereoscopic Views, Wyck, and Portraits. Photographs within each category are arranged in alphabetical order by title or predominant subject matter.

Oversized material is listed at the end of this section and includes blue prints, plans, drawings, photographs, prints and maps.

 25 boxes

This series is not a subject category of itself, as it is based on size rather than content. The materials are listed throughout the collection in the appropriate series.

The Oversized Materials are organized in the following categories: account books, blue prints and plans, books, correspondence, drawings, genealogy, legal documents, legal documents regarding land, maps, memorabilia, photographs, prints, receipt books, rolledup material, and books in page boxes. Materials are organized alphabetically, except for the last two categories, which are boxed according to size. Box numbers begin with "OS", except for the last two boxes, which are numbered PB1 and PB 2.

Items in the Oversized Material are listed at the end of the series to which they pertain.

  

The microfilm collection of the Wyck Papers includes nearly all the Correspondence (Series II) and Writings (Series III) from the beginning of each series through to and inclusive of those papers of Caspar Wistar Haines II. Also on microfilm is a representative sampling of the Financial Material (Series IV) and the Estate Material (Series V) in the Wyck Papers, as well as a group of letters to and from Reuben Haines III now owned by Haverford College.

The microfilm collection is arranged in precisely the same order as the manuscript collection. For that reason this short Guide to the microfilm collection is best used in conjunction with the main Register which will supply auxiliary information about the contents of the materials on the film. To aid microfilm users there are title frames at the beginning of each new series and at the beginning of each new person's collection within a series.

The selectivity of the microfilm collection was based on the selective judgment of the Project Directors and Archivists who chose materials that seemed to be of most interest and use to general research. It is hoped that the full collection of the Wyck Papers will be microfilmed at some future date.

(See full Register to the Wyck Papers for detailed description of contents)



Detailed Inventory

Series I. Genealogy
 2.25 Linear feet6 boxes

Starting in the early nineteenth century, residents of Wyck collected genealogical information about their ancestors, particularly in regard to the Bowne, Haines, and Wistar families. Included in the collection is genealogical research done by Reuben Haines III primarily on the Haines family in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Later in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Jane Reuben Haines, Caspar Wistar Haines II, Jane Bowne Haines II, and Reuben Cope Haines conducted extensive research on the three previously mentioned families as well as on more distant relations in the Hartshorne, Johnson, Lukens, Marshall, and other families. Further genealogical information may be found in the correspondence of Reuben Haines III, Jane Reuben Haines, Caspar Wistar Haines II, Jane Bowne Haines II, and Reuben Cope Haines.

The material in this section is arranged alphabetically by family surname. The dates in the listings have two meanings. Dates enclosed in parentheses and marked "b." and "d." refer to the life span of the person immediately preceding the dates, for example, "Caspar Wistar (b.1672 d.1726)." All other dates refer to the time periods included in the material, for example, "Eliza Beth Bowne's descendants, 1773-1903."

Armitt
  box 1:
folder 1
Ashton (Asheton)
  box 1:
folder 2
Bacon
  box 1:
folder 3
Badcock, Barton, Bowman
  box 1:
folder 4
Bowne (Incl. biographical information by Reuben Cope Haines)
c.1595. box 1:
folder 5
Bowne Notebook incl. biographical information re. John Bowne (b.1629-d.1695)
  box 1:
folder 6 bound bk
Bowne incl. "comparison of Lists in the Bowne Family" and "Lists of Bowne Connections"
  box 1:
folder 7
Bowne re. Robert Bowne and Elizabeth Hartshorne Bowne's descendants,
1773-1902 box 1:
folder 8
Bowne re. Thomas Bowne's (b.1595) descendants
  box 1:
folder 9
Bowne re Thomas Bowne's (b.1595) descendants arranged by R. H. III
  box 1:
folder 10
Bowne re. Feake Family
1609-1903 box 1:
folder 11
Bowne Misc. notes
  box 1:
folder 12
Brown (e)
  box 1:
folder 13
Burr incl. notebook re. Burr, Matlock, Collins, Smith, Cooper, et. al.
  box 1:
folder 14
Carpenter
  box 1:
folder 15
Castner, Coat (es) (Cote)
  box 1:
folder 16
Collins
  box 1:
folder 17
Cooper, Cope, Dillworth
  box 1:
folder 18
Dinsdale, Garrigues, Grimes
  box 1:
folder 19
Frith incl. biographical material, and coat of arms
  box 1:
folder 20
Haines Misc. ancestral charts re. RBH III, MIH, CWH II, et. al.
  box 1:
folder 21
Haines re. Bacon, John S. Haines, RBH I, Stewardson, and Warder families
  box 1:
folder 22
Haines re. CWH I, RH III, JSH, RBH I; Incl. biographical information
1762-1895 box 1:
folder 23
Haines re. Cooper, Marshall and Shoemaker families
c. 1700 box 1:
folder 24
Haines re. D. Jansen Haines, Emlyn Stewardson, Marion Haines Emlen, Elizabeth Haines Kimber
  box 1:
folder 25
Haines re. Haines family, et. al.; "Ancestry of the Haines, Sharp, Collins, families," book by George Haines M.D.
  box 2:
folder 26
Haines "Genealogical Notes" re. Haines et al.
  box 2:
folder 27
Haines re. HMH, JBH I, et.al, incl. extracts from correspondence
  box 2:
folder 28
"In the Beginning God" by William L. Haines
c.449 - 1920 box 2:
folder 29
Haines re. John (I), Jonathon, Nehemiah, Joseph Haines, et al.
1684-1830 box 2:
folder 30
Haines Misc. information
  box 2:
folder 31
Haines Misc. information re. Haines et al.
  box 2:
folder 32
Haines Misc. notes
  box 2:
folder 33
Haines Misc. notes
  box 2:
folder 34
Haines "The Name and Family of Haynes or Haines" by Media Research Bureau
  box 2:
folder 35
Haines Notebook re. Haines family et al.
  box 2:
folder 36
Haines Notebook re. Haines et al., collected by Reuben Cope Haines
  box 2:
folder 37
Haines (Heynes) "Pedigree of Heynes" collected by RH III, by JBH II, 1914, 1935 incl. coat of arms 617-1607
1816; box 3:
folder 38
Haines re. Richard Haines by RH III
1810 box 3:
folder 39
Haines re. Richard Haines' descendants
1682 box 3:
folder 40
Haines re. Richard Haines' descendants
1682 box 3:
folder 41
Haines re. Richard Haines; "Memoir of Richard Haines," book by Charles R. Haines,
1633-1685 box 3:
folder 42
Haines re. Richard, John, Josiah, and Reuben Haines; incl. biographical information
1682-1793 box 3:
folder 43
Haines re. RBH II, WJH, Isabelle P. Haines; incl. biographical information
1857. box 3:
folder 44

Other Descriptive Information: Obit. Mary T. Haines

Hardiman
  box 3:
folder 45
Hartshorne Book 1
  box 4:
folder 46
Hartshorne Book 2
  box 4:
folder 47
Hartshorne Collected by RBH I
  box 5:
folder 48
Hartshorne Collected by Reuben Cope Haines
  box 5:
folder 49
Hartshorne Collected by Reuben Cope Haines
  box 5:
folder 50
Hartshorne "Hartshornes in America"
  box 5:
folder 51
Hartshorne re. Hartshornes in Monmouth, Middletown, and Philadelphia
  box 5:
folder 52
Hartshorne re. Richard Hartshorne's descendants
  box 5:
folder 53
Hartshorne re. William and Thomas Hartshorne; also account of storm at sea
  box 5:
folder 54
Hearne, Heath
  box 5:
folder 55
Hill, Hudson
  box 5:
folder 56
Jansen (Johnson)
  box 5:
folder 57
Jones
  box 5:
folder 58
Keppele, Klincken, Kripner
  box 5:
folder 59
Kunders, Landis
  box 5:
folder 60
Lisle
  box 5:
folder 61
Lukens
  box 5:
folder 62
Marshall; Christopher Marshall's descendants
  box 5:
folder 63
Marshall Historical and biographical material re. Marshall family
  box 5:
folder 64
Marshall Misc. notes
  box 5:
folder 65
Marshall re. Sarah Lyn and Sarah Thompson Marshall's ancestors
  box 5:
folder 66
Milan re. Hans Milan's descendants; also Mylin, Meylin, et al.
  box 5:
folder 67
Morris, Nedro, Nixon
  box 5:
folder 68
Pennock "The Pennocks of Primitive Hall"
  box 5:
folder 69
Pole
  box 5:
folder 70
Preston
  box 5:
folder 71
Salter
  box 6:
folder 72
Sharpless, Shoemaker, Shotwell
  box 6:
folder 73
Stewardson
  box 6:
folder 74
Streypers, Thomlinson, Turner
  box 6:
folder 75
Underhill
  box 6:
folder 76
Ustick
  box 6:
folder 77
Van Aken
  box 6:
folder 78
Vaux
  box 6:
folder 79
Walm
  box 6:
folder 80
Warder
  box 6:
folder 81
Willis
  box 6:
folder 82
Wistar ancestor charts re. ancestors of Rebecca Morris, Clarence Wyatt Bispham
  box 6:
folder 83
Wistar re. Caspar Wistar (b. 1696-d. 1752) notes by CWH I (?) and JBH II
  box 6:
folder 84
Wistar re. Caspar Wistar (b. 1696-d. 1752) incl. pamphlet and genealogies re. CW's descendants
  box 6:
folder 85
Wistar re. Caspar Wistar M.D. (b. 1801-d. 1867) card catalogue of CW's descendants
  box 6:
folder 86
Wistar re. Caspar Wistar M.D. (b. 1801-d. 1867) CW's descendants
  box 6:
folder 87
Wistar re. Hans Caspar Wistar's (b. 1672-d. 1726) descendants
  box 6:
folder 88
Wistar Misc. notes
  box 6:
folder 89
Wistar Notebook incl. biographical information re. Caspar Wistar (b. 1696-d. 1752) et al.
  box 6:
folder 90
Wistar re. Thomas Wistar's (b. 1764-d. 1851) descendants
  box 6:
folder 91
Wistar "The Wistar Family" re descendants of Caspar Wistar (b. 1696-d. 1752)
  box 6:
folder 92
Woolrich
  box 6:
folder 93
Miscellaneous Material re. Genealogy
  box 6:
folder 94
Oversized
  
Bowne re. Thomas Bowne's descendants
1595-1806 box OS6:
folder 28
Haines "Ancestral Tables" ancestors of RBH I
c. 1600-1827 box OS6:
folder 29
Haines form Griffin ap Beli to grandchildren of Reuben Haines III 617-1900
  box OS6:
folder 30
Haines - Richard Haines' descendants
1682 box OS6:
folder 31
Hartshorne re. Thomas Hartshorn's descendants
1715 box OS6:
folder 32
Descendants of John and Elizabeth Haynes, South Carolina
1700-1795 box OS6:
folder 33
Wistar (er) Re: Caspar Wistar's descendants
1696-1752 box OS6:
folder 34
Wister, John; chart of descendants,
1727-1927 box OS21:
folder 140
Wistar, Caspar and Katharine; family tree
  box OS21:
folder 142
Series II. Correspondence
1676-197131 Linear feet80 boxes

The correspondence, dating from 1676-1971, is the most extensive series in the Wyck Papers. It includes the letters of family members, as well as correspondence to and from notable people as listed in this Register. The correspondence particularly illustrates the internal development of this family, the development of American thought and society, and the relationship between family and society. The emphases on religion, education, and concern for Blacks are topics which exemplify this dynamic. These issues emerge in the correspondence of Caspar Wistar Haines I, Hannah Marshall Haines, Reuben Haines III, Jane Bowne Haines I, Robert Bowne Haines I, and Caspar Wistar Haines II.

The Correspondence is arranged by the principal family member to whom it relates. These grouping of letters start with the correspondence of Reuben Haines I (1727-1793) and end with that of Mary Troth Haines (1892-). The separate groupings of letters are divided further into correspondence "from" the individual and "to" the individual. Each of these subdivisions is arranged in chronological order. The complete list of family members represented in the Papers follows the Introduction, on pages 3 and 4.

Family correspondence is, by its nature, interlocked. It is recommended, then, that researchers consider the papers of an individual as a part of a network of papers that includes those of his/her parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Research on the Correspondence of Reuben Haines I, for example, would not be complete without at least a cursory examination of the Correspondence of his wife, Margaret W. Haines, or their children, Caspar Wistar Haines, Reuben Haines II, Josiah Haines, or Catherine (Haines) Hartshorne. The Genealogy charts of the family found at the beginning of the Register will be useful for establishing the relationships between the various generations represented in the Papers.

The Correspondence has been arranged to focus upon those family members who owned and/or resided at Wyck. These individuals are indicated by an asterisk on the list of family members on pages 3 and 4. The Wyck Papers include an unusual number of letters written by these family members. These letters contain richly autobiographical statements about the writer and his/her world. In order to maximize the autobiographical quality of the Correspondence the letters of asterisked family members have been arranged in "From" and "To" categories. For example, the letters associated with Reuben Haines III are divided into "Correspondence from Reuben Haines III" and "Correspondence To Reuben Haines III." The letters are arranged chronologically within each of these two categories.

In the common case of intrafamily mail of Wyck residents the writer, rather than the receiver, was favored. For example, a letter from Reuben Haines III to his wife Jane B. Haines was filed chronologically within the "Correspondence From Reuben Haines III." Conversely, a letter from Jane B. Haines to her husband would be found in the "Correspondence From Jane B. Haines I."

Correspondence of those family members who did not live at Wyck (non-asterisked) was placed, when possible, in the correspondence of asterisked family members. For example, letters from William J. Haines, a non-resident of Wyck, to his brother Caspar W. Haines II, a resident of Wyck, were placed in "Correspondence To Caspar W. Haines II."

Letters among family members who did not live at Wyck (non-asterisked) were placed in the collection of the person who received the letter. For example, a letter from William J. Haines to his sister Mary M. Haines may be found in the "Correspondence To Mary M. Haines." Letters from family members to non-family members were placed in the "From" collection of that family member.

Following the family correspondence are all non-family letters arranged alphabetically by receiver. The alphabetical list of names appears at the end of these notes. Letters not associated with a family member include a collection of correspondence from Anthony Morris to his children from 1790 to 1816.

Duplicate letters and duplicate copy books are noted at the end of the Register for the Correspondence. The list of Oversize copy books filed in the Oversize Materials follows that of the duplicate letters.

The Register notes individual letters that are unusual and significant by merit of the subject matter or the persons mentioned in the body of the letter.

From: Reuben Haines I
  
Morris Birkbeck; Samuel Wallis
1783 June 3- 1792 Nov. 26 box 7:
folder 1
To: Reuben Haines I
  
Samuel Wallis
1766 Nov. 4- 1773 Aug. 27 box 7:
folder 2
Cadwallader Colden; Samuel Wallis; R. L. Hooper
1774 Aug. 10- 1775 June box 7:
folder 3
Samuel Wallis; Morris Birkbeck
1777 Aug. 22- 1795 May 93 foldersbox 7:
folder 4-6
Folder 4
1777 Aug. 22- 1786 Dec. 4 box 7:
folder 4
Folder 5
1787 Feb. 16- 1795 Mar. 29 box 7:
folder 5
Folder 6
1795 May 9 box 7:
folder 6
From: Margaret Wistar Haines
  
David Rittenhouse
1774 Jan. 6- 1789 Jul. 4 box 8:
folder 7
Anthony Morris; Indians; yellow fever epidemic
1793 Jan. box 8:
folder 8
Yearly Meeting of Women Friends
n.d. box 8:
folder 9
 
n.d. box 8:
folder 10
To: Margaret Wistar Haines
  
Morris Birkbeck
1756 Aug. 25- 1783 Oct. 22 box 8:
folder 11
Jane Watson
1791 Feb. 2- 1793 Aug. 9 box 8:
folder 12
From: Richard Hartshorne
  
estate of CWH I
1801 Jan. 29- 1810 Dec. 8 box 9:
folder 13
estate of RH III
1830 Feb. 6- 1836 Sep. 11 box 9:
folder 14
To: Richard Hartshorne
  
 
1803 May 23- 1809 Oct. 20 box 9:
folder 15
James P. Parke; John F. Watson
1810 Jul. 5- 1815 Nov. 20 box 9:
folder 16
 
1821 Feb. 15- 1824 June 7 box 9:
folder 17
From: Caspar Wistar Haines I
  
 
1783 Sep. 26- 1789 Jul. 15 box 10:
folder 18
William Savery; religious mission; Joseph Richardson, Jane Watson
1790 Apr. 27- 1790 Aug. 30 box 10:
folder 19
religious mission
1790? box 10:
folder 20
brewing; Josiah Matlack; Dr. Caspar Wistar; yellow fever epidemic
1792 May 17- 1793 Sep. box 10:
folder 21
death of MWH; yellow fever epidemic; William Savery; Dr. Caspar Wistar
1793 Oct. - 1793 Dec. box 10:
folder 22
Josiah Matlack; Sarah Mansel
1794 June 28- 1796 Jul. 19 box 10:
folder 23
education; death of child; yellow fever epidemic
1797 Jan. 6- 1797 Dec. 18 box 10:
folder 24
John Fries' treason trial; yellow fever epidemic
1798 Mar. 12- 1799 Dec. 29 box 10:
folder 25
fire in Philadelphia brewhouse; gardens at Westtown; locust plague
1800 Feb. 5- 1800 Jun 17 box 10:
folder 26
Samuel Wallis; death of child; Timothy Matlack
1800 Aug. 10- 1800 Sep. 4 box 10:
folder 27
Germantown turnpike; sinking of Constellation; Morris Birkbeck and land fraud suit
1801 Jan. 15- box 10:
folder 28
estate letterbook
1801 Jul. 2- 1807 Feb. 3 box 10:
folder 29
Anthony Morris; Lewis Mumford court case
n.d. box 10:
folder 30
Samuel Wallis estate
n.d. box 10:
folder 31
To: Caspar Wistar Haines I
  
business with pirates; George Washington; brewing; Jane Watson
1785 Mar. 5- 1790 Jul. 4 box 10:
folder 32
Samuel Wallis; Jane Watson; Negroes; horses
1790 Jul. 25- 1791 Dec. 18 box 10:
folder 33
"turnpike search"; Niagara Falls
1792 Apr. 30- 1792 Dec. 20 box 10:
folder 34
yellow fever epidemic
1793 Jan. 9- 1793 Oct. 15 box 10:
folder 35
moral implications of brewing; Caspar Wistar; Dutch language
1794 Jan. 30- 1794 Oct. 19 box 10:
folder 36
Josiah Matlack; Morris Birkbeck
1795 Jan. 17- 1796 Dec. 30 box 10:
folder 37
Dr. Caspar Wistar; yellow fever epidemic
1797 Mar. 28- 1798 Oct. 10 box 10:
folder 38
Josiah Matlack; Samuel Wallis
1799 Jan. 19- 1799 Oct. 24 box 10:
folder 39
 
1800 Feb.5-1800 Dec.16 box 10:
folder 40
Morris Birkbeck
1801 Apr.8-1801 Nov.2 box 10:
folder 41
CWH I estate
1807 Jan. 9-1807 Feb.12 box 10:
folder 42
From: Catharine Haines Hartshorne
  
yellow fever epidemic; black nurses
1790 May 14-1796 Oct.10 box 11:
folder 43
 
1797 Jan.9-1797 May 29 box 11:
folder 44
slavery
1797 Jan.6-1797 Dec.13 box 11:
folder 45
Westtown School; George Washington
1798 Feb.21-1799 Dec.29 box 11:
folder 46
 
1800 Jan.26-1800 Nov.19 box 11:
folder 47
 
1801 Jan.22-1802 Oct.23 box 11:
folder 48
George Fox
1803 Jan.22-1803 Nov.25 box 11:
folder 49
"hose Company"
1804 Jan.4-1804 Nov.25 box 11:
folder 50
 
1805 Feb.25 1805 Dec. 3 box 11:
folder 51
 
1806 Feb.11-1806 Dec.27 box 11:
folder 52
 
1807 Jan. 6-1807 Oct.26 box 11:
folder 53
To: Catharine Haines Hartshorne
  
 
1786 Jul.16-1793 Sep.12 box 11:
folder 54
From: Hannah Marshall Haines
  
 
1785 Apr.13-1789 Jul. 2 box 12:
folder 55
smallpox vaccination
1790 Apr.23-1793 box 12:
folder 56
Dr. Caspar Wistar; Benjamin Rush; yellow fever; garden
1797 Jan.10-1797 May 20 box 12:
folder 57
travel from Philadelphia from Germantown; farming
1797 Jul.15-1797 Dec.16 box 12:
folder 58
George Washington's death
1799 Jun.19-1799 Dec.21 box 12:
folder 59
Germantown Turnpike; John Johnson
1800 Feb.22-1801 May 15 box 12:
folder 60
solar eclipse; J. P. Parke; 4th of July celebration; trip to Flushing; hose companies
1805 Jun.26 1805 Aut.5 box 12:
folder 61
Strawberry Hill; Society of Friends
1807 Jul.15-1807 Aug. 4 box 12:
folder 62
Roberts Vaux; trip to Niagara; "Embargo"; quintuplets
1808 Mar.25-1808 Aug.26 box 12:
folder 63
travels to Connecticut and New York; arrest for travelling on Sunday.
1808 Aug.28-1808 Dec. 5 box 12:
folder 64
illegitimate child of black servant; Lansdown; Shakers
1809 Jul.17-1810 Sep.16 box 12:
folder 65
travels in Pennsylvania and New York and New England; David Mumford; S. L. Mitchell [Mitchill]
1811 June 7-1811 Oct.28 box 12:
folder 66
4th of July; Society of Friends; George Washington; Benjamin Morris
1812 Jul.9-1812 Nov. 6 box 12:
folder 67
Society of Friends; economic depression; War of 1812
1814 Mar.25-1814 Oct.28 box 12:
folder 68
Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse
1815 Nov.18-1815 Nov.27 box 12:
folder 69
Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse; Wyck furnishings; Blacks; Society of Friends
1816 Jun.8-1816 Jun.17 box 12:
folder 70
Dr. Waterhouse; medicine
1816 Jun.21-1816 Jul.31 box 12:
folder 71
runaway slave
1816 Aug.1-1816 Dec.21 box 12:
folder 72
family conflict; Academy of Natural Sciences; "Irish Cow"; Thomas Eddy, James Carver
1818 Mar.26-1818 Nov.24 box 12:
folder 73
Alderny cattle; Abraham Garrigues
1820 May 24 1820 Dec. 7 box 12:
folder 74
Philadelphia house rentals; Mary Fretageot; Wyck diningroom; Thomas Nuttall
1821 Mar.11-1823 Nov.11 box 12:
folder 75
Robert Owen; Edward Thompson's financial failure; Wyck; Deborah Logan
1825 Nov.17-1827 Oct.10 box 12:
folder 76
To: Hannah Marshall Haines
  box 13
Yellow fever epidemic
1783 Oct. 4-1793 Nov.12 box 13:
folder 77
Blacks
1794 Sep.12-1797 Feb.23 box 13:
folder 78
 
1798 May 3-1800 Aug.20 box 13:
folder 79
 
1801 Jun.10-1802 Nov.27 box 13:
folder 80
Textiles and clothing; Willet Hicks, Black servant; yellow fever guarantine
1803 Jan. 8-1803 Nov.16 box 13:
folder 81
Textiles
1804 Jan.27-1804 Nov.17 box 13:
folder 82
American Indians and Tunesians in Washington, D. C.
1805 Apr.6-1806 Dec.21 box 13:
folder 83
Theater; Philadelphia physician
1807 Jan.20-1807 Sep.14 box 13:
folder 84
James P. Parke
1808 Feb.10-1808 Dec.25 box 13:
folder 85
Willet Hicks; Princeton College; slaves, travels in Pennsylvania; marriage
1809 Jan.22-1809 Jun.23 box 13:
folder 86
Clothing and textiles; Reading turnpike
1809 Jul.7-1809 Dec.16 box 13:
folder 87
Madam Bonaparte
1810 Jan.5-1810 Jun.20 box 13:
folder 88
George Washington; Dolly Madison
1810 Jul.1-1810 Dec.28 box 13:
folder 89
Roberts Vaux
1811 Jan.9-1811 Jun.28 box 13:
folder 90
 
1811 Jul.5-1811 Dec.27 box 13:
folder 91
Willet Hicks
1812 Jan.14-1812 Oct.15 box 13:
folder 92
 
1813 Feb.13-1813 Sep. 3 box 13:
folder 93
War of 1812; J. P. Parke
1814 Feb. 4-1814 Nov.23 box 13:
folder 94
 
1815 Jan.24-1815 Nov.17 box 13:
folder 95
Benjamin Waterhouse, Jr.; Sunday school; blacks
1816 Feb.1-1816 Aug.15 box 13:
folder 96
Society of Friends dress; monthly meetings
1816 Aug.18-1816 Dec.5 box 13:
folder 97
Benjamin Waterhouse; C. W. Peale
1817 Jan.7-1817 Dec.6 box 13:
folder 98
Blacks
1818 Feb.5-1819 Dec.26 box 13:
folder 99
 
1820 Mar.5-1820 Dec.22 box 13:
folder 100
Mary Fretageot
1821 Mar.11-1822 Oct.30 box 13:
folder 101
Society of Friends wedding
1823 Jan.19-1823 Sep. 6 box 13:
folder 102
 
1824 May 19-1824 Jun.26 box 13:
folder 103
 
1825 Jan.3-1827 Mar.3 box 13:
folder 104
 
n.d. box 13:
folder 105
From: Reuben Haines III
  
Westtown School
1793 Jun.3-1799 Oct.4 box 14:
folder 106
 
1800 Feb.25-1802 Sep.14 box 14:
folder 107
Yellow fever
1803 Feb.10-1803 Aug.12 box 14:
folder 108
Travel to Northumberland July 4 celebrations
1804 Jul.4-1805 Jun.21 box 14:
folder 109
New York City; Travels in New England and New York
1805 Jul.15-1805 Aug.25 box 14:
folder 110
Lynn, Mass.; Travels in New England, New York
1805 Sept.4-1805 Dec. 9 box 14:
folder 111
Bartram; "cape jessamine"
1806 Feb.26-1806 Jul.31 box 14:
folder 112
Architecture; travel through Pennsylvania; plants; Dr. Barton
1807 Mar.19-1807 Dec.6 box 14:
folder 113
Embargo; U. S. capitol; Slate quarry
1808 Jan.11-1808 Apr.2 box 14:
folder 114
`Whitsuntide Monday' fair at Reading
1808 Apt.28-1808 Jun.13 box 14:
folder 115
Mohawk Canal; Trip to Niagara Falls
1808 Jun.29-1808 Sep.2 box 14:
folder 116
Death of CHH
1808 Oct.18-1808 Nov.30 box 14:
folder 117
General Bright imprisoned; Godon; Rubins Peale; mineralogy
1809 Mar.1-1809 Jul.27 box 14:
folder 118
J. Abercrombie; commencement at Philadelphia Academy; "Wyck"
1809 Aug.8-1809 Dec.30 box 14:
folder 119
Dennis Frith; Thomas Gilpin
1810 Mar.31-1810 Jun.12 box 14:
folder 120
E. J. DuPont; I. Gilpin; James Canby; Van Pelanan
1810 Jul.12-1810 Aug.25 box 14:
folder 121
Shakers; Governor's Island; fort and warship
1810 Aug.29-1810 Dec.1 box 14:
folder 122
 
1811 Mar.1-1811 Oct.4 box 14:
folder 123
 
1811 Oct.11-1811 Nov.29 box 14:
folder 124
Dr. Caspar Wistar; Miers Fisher; Thomas Gilpin
1811 Dec.3-1811 Dec.30 box 14:
folder 125
Joseph Priestly; Chemistry; "diving bell"; Boston; Thomas Gilpin; New York medical schools; General Gates
1811 Jun.24-1811 Dec.31 box 14:
folder 126
Society of Friends; Adelphi School; Andrew Ellicott; chemistry lecture by B. Tucker
1812 Jan.1-1812 Jan.31 box 14:
folder 127
Botany lecture; Thomas Eddy
1812 Feb.7-1812 Feb.25 box 14:
folder 128
Andrew Ellicott; Society of Friends; Easter Monday "Pozz"
1812 Mar.4-1812 Mar.30 box 14:
folder 129
"Female Association School" graduation; Society of Friends
1812 Apr.2-1812 May 20 box 14:
folder 130
William Tyndall Bible; "Hearn Ferry" on Hudson River
1812 Jun.2-1812 Aug.14 box 14:
folder 131
"Bartram's garden"; Alexander Wilson; Thomas Gilpin; Philadelphia houses; John Griscom; Germantown Academy; Philadelphia election
1812 Sep. 8-1812 Sep.28 box 14:
folder 132
Sir John Borlase Warren; Philadelphia election; 10th and Arch Street house; Brussels carpet
1812 Oct.1-1812 Oct.15 box 14:
folder 133
James Carver; "anatomical Plates"; "Calorifier" heater; Benjamin Rush
1812 Oct.19-1812 Oct.27 box 14:
folder 134
War of 1812; James Carver; Agricultural Society
1812 Jun.22-1812 Dec.15 box 14:
folder 135

Other Descriptive Information: Copy book - not Xeroxed

"Pierpont's Windmill"; natural history; Samuel Mitchell [Mitchill]; De Witt Clinton; Merino sheep
1813 Feb.23-1813 Aug.31 box 15:
folder 136
Merino sheep; Philadelphia Hose Company
1813 Sep.10-1813 Dec.15 box 15:
folder 137
"copying press"; Academy of Natural Sciences; brewing
1814 Jan.15-1814 Mar.18 box 15:
folder 138
Wyck garden; Athenaeum; Academy of Natural Sciences: Washington Irving; War of 1812
1814 Mar.23-1814 Sep.14 box 15:
folder 139
John Griscom; telescope; War of 1812; "women of color"; fasting; Robert Fulton
1814 Setp.24-1814 Oct.30 box 15:
folder 140
John Griscom; Academy of Natural Science; Thomas Gilpin; "Stereotype" John Walls
1814 Nov.3-1814 Dec.31 box 15:
folder 141
Academy of Natural Science; Barclay College; Correa de Serra; Westtown School; American Philosophical Society
1815 Jan.20-1815 May 24 box 15:
folder 142
Barclay College
1815 Jul.23-1815 Dec.30 box 15:
folder 143
John Griscom; James Carver
1816 Jan. 12-1816 May 20 box 15:
folder 144
Dr. B. Waterhouse; C. S. Rafinesque; Lancasterian School
1816 Jun.25-1816 Jul.26 box 15:
folder 145
Archeology; Haines coat of arms; Wm. Maclure; John Griscom; Barclay College; Correa de Serra; Phila. Society for Promoting Agriculature
1816 Aug.2-1816 Dec.30 box 15:
folder 146

Other Descriptive Information: Spode 20/Sept/1816

Gas lighting; "fossil bone"
1817 Jan.1-1817 Mar.25 box 15:
folder 147
William Tudor; prison reform; C. LeSueur; Wm. Maclure; George Ord; Thomas Say; John Griscom
1817 Aug.26 box 15:
folder 148
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture; John Griscom; mineralogy
1817 Oct.25-1817 Dec.2 box 15:
folder 149
Dr. Caspar Wistar; Academy of Natural Sciences; "Alderney" cow; Wyck Garden
1818 Jan.22-1818 Apr.13 box 15:
folder 150
Agricultural Society of Philadelphia; James Carver
1818 Apr.13-1818 May 10 box 15:
folder 151
James Carver; "Botanic Garden"; Dairy farming
1818 May 18-1818 Jul.14 box 15:
folder 152
Thomas Say; Thomas Nuttall; "French Medal of Voltaire"
1818 Aug.5-1818 Aug.26 box 15:
folder 153
John Griscom; "picking hops"; Lancasterian education; DeWitt Clinton
1818 Sep.2-1818 Sep.15 box 15:
folder 154
"Alderney bull"
1818 Sep.15-1818 Sep.29 box 15:
folder 155
J. F. Waterhouse; scientific collections; DeWitt Clinton; Lancasterian School
1818 Oct. 15-1818 Dec. 25 box 15:
folder 156
Henry Hudson; Suffolk pigs
1819 Jun. 9-1819 Oct. 24 box 15:
folder 157
Thomas Nuttall; Academy of Natural Sciences; livestock
1820 Jun. 4-1820 Sep. 10 box 15:
folder 158
Bowne House; "Germantown Public School"; New York cattle show; Correa de Serra; "Craniology"
1820 Sep. 11-1820 Dec. 10 box 15:
folder 159
William Maclure; Thomas Eddy; prisons; M. Fretageot; Academy of Natural Sciences
1821 May 6-1821 Dec. 13 box 15:
folder 160
William Maclure; "The Museum"; Rubens Peale; Yearly Meeting.
1822 Feb. 10-1822 Dec. 10 box 15:
folder 161
Hose and engine companies; Italian Village; DeWitt Clinton
1823 Jan. 23-1823 Nov. 13 box 15:
folder 162
Daniel B. Smith; Thomas Say; New York Lyceum of Natural History; alterations at Wyck; marriage
1824 Jan. 14-1824 Jan. 16 box 15:
folder 163
James Mott
1824 Jul. 7-1824 Oct. 22 box 15:
folder 164
T. Say; W. R. Johnson; J. F. Watson; R. Owen; New Harmony; T. Nuttall; trip through Pennsylvania; C. Le Sueur
1825 Jul. 6-1825 Nov. 29 box 15:
folder 165
Boat trip in New York; Travels in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Daniel B. Smith
1826 Mar. 14-1826 Sep. 30 box 15:
folder 166
"Pestalozzian" education; Society of Friends
1827 Jul. 25-1837 Oct. 24 box 15:
folder 167
William Maclure; Pestalozzian education; Society of Friends
1828 Sep. 22-1828 Nov. 8 box 15:
folder 168
Titian; Rosalba Peale; Thomas Nuttall; Roman copper coins
1829 Jun. 4-1829 Dec. 1 box 15:
folder 169
Robert Owen; "Tremont House"; Rosalba Peale; Dr. Turkoman, philanthropist
1830 Aug. 16-1830 Aug. 28 box 15:
folder 170
Trip through New England; agricultural show; Lowell, Mass.; William Russell; education; "plowing contest"
1830 Sep. 28-1830 Oct. 21 box 15:
folder 171
Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Railroad; "Schuylkill water power"
1830 Nov. 13-1830 Dec. 8 box 15:
folder 172
Locomotives; Boston public schools; U. S. Armory
1831 Jun. 28-1831 Sep. 4 box 15:
folder 173
To: Reuben Haines III
  
John Griscom; "Plaister" at Wyck
1796 Apr. 5-1799 Oct. 12 box 16:
folder 174
Thomas Jefferson; Aaron Burr
1800 Jan. 18-1800 Dec. 27 box 16:
folder 175
Society of Friends
1801 Feb. 6-1801 Nov. 6 box 16:
folder 176
 
1803 Feb. 12-1803 Dec. 18 box 16:
folder 177
Philadelphia Hose Company
1804 Jul. 6-1805 Dec. 18 box 16:
folder 178
Coins
1806 Feb. 26-1806 Dec. 27 box 16:
folder 179
"Haines and Wilson"
1807 Feb. 7-1807 May 10 box 16:
folder 180
War with Britain; Miers Fisher, Jr.; Thomas Gilpin; Aaron Burr; James P. Parke
1807 Jun. 4-1807 Dec. 27 box 16:
folder 181
Moving the capitol to Philadelphia; "Museum"; President Madison; John Randolph; trip to Cuba; Miers Fisher, Jr.
1808 Jan. 16-1808 Mar. 15 box 16:
folder 182
"Embargo" politics; Society of Friends; cholera; Spain; Napolean; Cuba; Miers Fisher, Jr.
1808 Apr. 16-1808 Ju. 28 box 16:
folder 183
Thomas Gilpin; Society of Friends; Napolean Bonaparte
1808 Aug. 5-1808 Aug. 29 box 16:
folder 184
Miers Fisher, Jr.; Havanna, Cuba
1808 Sep. 3-1808 Nov. 7 box 16:
folder 185
Russia
1809 Jan. 8-1809 Sep. 1 box 16:
folder 186
Dennis Frith; "Fellowship Fire Company"
1810 Mar. 31-1810 Dec. 6 box 16:
folder 187
House of Representatives; Benjamin (?) Waterhouse; Miers Fisher, Jr.; Russian Count Stroganoff
1811 Jan. 9-1811 Oct. 12 box 16:
folder 188
European War; Miers Fisher, Jr.; St. Petersboro; "mammoth skeleton"; James Carver; Veterinary Science; horse shoes
1812 Jan. 9-1812 Dec. 23 box 16:
folder 189
James Carver
1813 Jan. 24-1813 Apr. 30 box 16:
folder 190
"Gaul's brewery"; vaccination; Napolean Bonaparte; James Carver; water pump; John Bowne
1813 Jan. 2-1813 Aug. 20 box 16:
folder 191
Robert Bowne; water pump; Morris Birkbeck; "Greyton's stone"; Benjamin Say
1813 Sep. 23-1813 Nov. 22 box 16:
folder 192
James Carver
1813 Dec. 4-1813 Dec. 30 box 16:
folder 193
Samuel L. Mitchell [Mitchill]; James Carver; Roberts Vaux
1814 Jan. 1-1814 Jan. 26 box 16:
folder 194
James Carver; Society of Friends; "Pierpont's Windmill"
1814 Feb. 3-1814 Mar. 31 box 16:
folder 195
Samuel L. Mitchell [Mitchill]; War of 1812
1814 Apr. 8-1814 Sep. 27 box 16:
folder 196
"Fulton" steamboat; telescope; Thomas Gilpin; State Quarry; James Carver
1814 Oct. 3-1814 Nov. 11 box 16:
folder 197
De Witt Clinton; Barclay College; John Griscom
1815 Mar.13-1815 May 24 box 17:
folder 198
Samuel L. Mitchell [Mitchill]; John Griscom; "Patent Life Saving Mattress"' Correa de Serra
1815 Jun.30-1815 Dec.17 box 17:
folder 199
Agricultural Society of Pennsylvania; James Carver; "Wyck in England"; roses
1816 Jan.1-1816 Jun.25 box 17:
folder 200
Charles Whitlow; botanist; J. F. Waterhouse
1816 Jul.8-1816 Dec.27 box 17:
folder 201
James Carver; J. F. Waterhouse; Valentine Mott
1817 Jan.1-1817 Jan.30 box 17:
folder 202
J. F. Waterhouse; Thomas Eddy, prison reform; J. F. Waterhouse; education
1817 Feb.25-1817 Apr.23 box 17:
folder 203
J. F. Waterhouse; James Canby; Benjamin Waterhouse
1817 May 2-1817 Jan.1 box 17:
folder 204
"Fringe Tree"; J. Canby; Joseph Priestly
1817 Jun. 2-1817 Aug.30 box 17:
folder 205
Patent horseshoe; "Female Education"; John Griscom
1817 Sep.12-1817 Nov.10 box 17:
folder 206
Valentine Mott; Benjamin Waterhouse; John Griscom; smallpox vaccination
1817 Nov.13-1817 Dec.29 box 17:
folder 207
Benjamin Waterhouse; Valentine Mott; Thomas Eddy; "a young Man of Colour"; Benjamin Waterhouse
1818 Jan.17-1818 Feb.27 box 17:
folder 208
Benjamin Waterhouse; Samuel L. Mitchell [Mitchill]; Alderney Cow; Valentine Mott
1818 Mar.1-1818 Jul.30 box 17:
folder 209
"Free Man of Colour"; Benjamin Waterhouse
1818 Aug.12-1818 Nov.24 box 17:
folder 210
Benjamin Waterhouse; smallpox vaccination
1818 Dec. 6 1818 Dec.25 box 17:
folder 211
"machine for sweeping chimeys"; Thomas Eddy; State Agricultural Board; prisons
1818 Jan.8-1819 Mar.23 box 17:
folder 212
Henry Hudson; F. Da Costa; "Pealean Museum"
1818 Apr.7-1818 May 28 box 17:
folder 213
Henry Hudson; French religious sect; James Griffiths; Natural Sciences
1819 Jun.6- box 17:
folder 214
Salvadore Pinistri; C. S. Rafinesque; Correa de Serra; Duponceau; Henry Hudson
1819 Aug.13-1819 Oct.14 box 17:
folder 215
J. Griffiths; Cincinnati Museum of Natural History; Henry Hudson
1819 Nov.10=1819 Dec. 26 box 17:
folder 216
Botany; Samuel L. Mitchell [Mitchill]; Phoenix glass works; Thomas Eddy
1820 Jan.6-1820 Feb.25 box 18:
folder 217
Hydraulic architecture; Francis DaCosta
1820 Mar.8-1820 Aug.25 box 18:
folder 218
Almanac; Germantown Academy; M. Fretageot; Judge R. Peters; "Purification of oils"
1820 Sep.3-1820 Dec.20 box 18:
folder 219
Judge R. Peters; J. Hayward; W. Maclure; M. Fretageot
1821 Jan.23-1821 May 30 box 18:
folder 220
Thomas Eddy; William Maclure; Elias Hicks; Society of Friends; taxidermy; turnpike
1821 Jun.6- box 18:
folder 221
Suffolk Boar; M. Fretageot; manufacturing in England; slave and free labor
1821 Aug.5-1821 Sep.26 box 18:
folder 222
Agricultural Society; flax machines; James Hayward; agriculture; medicine; Isaac Hays
1821 Oct.3-1821 Dec.29 box 18:
folder 223
William Maclure; education; "native potatoes"
1822 Jan.7-1822 Apr.26 box 18:
folder 224
James Mott; "Academy at Germantown"; William Maclure; Susquehanna and Tioga Turnpike
1822 May 10-1822 Aug.23 box 18:
folder 225
Frederick Gaul; William Maclure
1822 Sep.24-1822 Dec.29 box 18:
folder 226
William Maclure; Meteorology Tables; Deborah Logan; charity school; taxidermy
1823 Jan.1-1823 Apr.29 box 18:
folder 227
Pennsylvania Slate Company; Italian Village; William Maclure
1823 May 7-1823 Sep.17 box 18:
folder 228
William Maclure
1823 Oct.10=1823 Nov.30 box 18:
folder 229
William Maclure; Cadwallader Evans; Agricultural Society
1823 Dec.8-1823 Dec.30 box 18:
folder 230
John Trumbull; "Public Schools"; Joseph Delaplaine; William Maclure
1824 Jan.17-1824 Apr.5 box 18:
folder 231
Joseph Delaplaine; William Maclure; zinc roofing
1824 May 5-1824 Aug.31 box 18:
folder 232
Cadwallader Evans; "The Committee for Trial of Agricultural Implements"; William Maclure; meteorological tables
1824 Sep.24-1824 Dec.25 box 18:
folder 233
James Hayward; livestock; Thomas Gilpin; William Maclure; taxidermy; natural history
1825 Jan.10-1825 May 30 box 18:
folder 234
Marquis de Lafayette; Pennsylvania Agricultural Society
1825 Jul.18-1825 Sep.27 box 18:
folder 235
Taxidermy; "lithontriptor"; John J. Audubon
1825 Oct.1-1825 Dec.26 box 18:
folder 236
William Maclure; New Harmony
1826 Jan.7-1826 Jun.24 box 19:
folder 237
William Maclure; Rubens Peale; J. F. Watson; B. Chew; C. S. Rafinesque
1826 Jul.4-1826 Aug.15 box 19:
folder 238
William Maclure; Robert Owen; James Hayward; C. Rafinesque
1826 Sep.5-1826 Oct.27 box 19:
folder 239
William Maclure
1826 Nov.10-1826 Dec.29 box 19:
folder 240
William Maclure; "Academy Royale des Sciences de Turin"
1827 Jan.2-1827 Apr.9 box 19:
folder 241
Franklin Institute; William Maclure; botany
1827 May 4-1827 Jun.30 box 19:
folder 242
William Maclure; agricultural drawings
1827 Jul.3-1827 Sep.28 box 19:
folder 243
William Maclure; "Pestalozzian plan"; agricultural drawings; Robert Owen; W. Maclure
1827 Oct.4-1827 Dec.18 box 19:
folder 244
William Maclure; Colonel Roumfort; scientific lectures in New York; Robert Owen
1828 Jan.1-1828 Feb.26 box 19:
folder 245
Road construction; William Maclure; agriculture; model of cow; agricultural school; John Griscom; scientific observations
1828 Mar.6-1829 Dec.8 box 19:
folder 246
William Maclure; James Canby; agriculture; Academy of Natural Science; Wm. Maclure; M. Fretageot
1829 Jan.20-1829 Mar.28 box 19:
folder 247
William Maclure; Mexico; Infant schools; M. Fretageot; John Griscom
1829 Apr.6-1829 Jun.24 box 19:
folder 248
Chimney cleaning; J. Vanderlyn; "panoramic exhibition"; John D. Godman; Titian Peale
1829 Jul.4-1829 Dec.4 box 19:
folder 249
William Maclure; education
1830 Jan.24-1830 Mar.26 box 19:
folder 250
William Maclure; flying squirrels; George Walker; Daniel B. Smith; American Institute of Instruction
1830 May 4-1830 Aug.28 box 19:
folder 251
William Maclure; cattle shows; Thomas Say; James Griffith; Schuylkill water power; "School for Juvenile Delinquents"
1830 Sep.15-1830 Oct.22 box 19:
folder 252
William Maclure; charity schools; Christopher Ludwick; Philadelphia butter; George Ord; Academy of Natural Science; William Russell; J. Vaughan
1830 Oct.23-1830 Dec.17 box 19:
folder 253
Thomas Say; education; American Institute of Instruction; "Meteorological Register"; Titian Peale; "Meteorological Table"; William Maclure; Thomas Say
1831 Jan.6-1831 Feb.24 box 19:
folder 254
George Walker; Thomas Say; Society of Friends; Blacks; William Maclure
1831 Mar.11-1831 May 25 box 19:
folder 255
William Maclure; black emancipation; mulattos; Thomas Say
1831 Jun.11-1831 Jul.20 box 19:
folder 256
"water wheels"; Walter R. Johnson; trip to Niagara Falls; Danile B. Smith; American Institute of Instruction; William Maclure
1831 Aug.5-1831 Aug.18 box 19:
folder 257
John Vaughan; James Carver
n.d. box 19:
folder 258
From: Jane Bowne Haines I
  
 
1804 Aug.3-1807 Feb.7 box 20:
folder 259
John Griscom; "Panharmonican"
1811 Nov.24-1812 Dec.10 box 20:
folder 260
 
1813 Jan.26-1813 Sept.28 box 20:
folder 261
Description of Wyck
1814 Jan.16-1814 Nov.1 box 20:
folder 262
Dr. Waterhouse; Germantown immigrants; Wyck garden
1815 Nov.24-1817 Dec.30 box 20:
folder 263
Female Association Schools; "the Museum"
1818 Apr.2-1818 May 31 box 20:
folder 264
Kaleidoscope; education
1818 Jun.30-1818 Dec.21 box 20:
folder 265
Masonic Hall; Philadelphia
1819 Mar.14-1819 Sep.20 box 20:
folder 266
Wyck furnishings; "Agricultural Exhibition on Long Island"; Frank Rotch
1820 Jun.11-1820 Dec.19 box 20:
folder 267
"moss rose"
1821 Apr. 8-1821 Dec.22 box 20:
folder 268
wedding; garden and plants at Wyck; "hall" at Wyck
1822 Apr.28-1822 Nov.6 box 20:
folder 269
 
1823 Feb.20-1823 Nov.7 box 20:
folder 270
Society of Friends; foreign visitor; Wyck interior
1824 Apr.23-1824 Sep.19 box 20:
folder 271
"Prince Charles" Bonaparte; Wyck plants
1825 Jul.3-1825 Dec.11 box 20:
folder 272
Wyck plants, Stenton; "Friend Logan"; death of HMH; Female Association of New York; infant school; fashion
1827 Jan.9-1828 Nov.18 box 20:
folder 273
Rosalba Peale; "new chairs" at Wyck
1829 Apr.21-1829 Nov.29 box 20:
folder 274
Stenton; William Maclure; Thomas Say; Alcott
1830 Jan.14-1831 Aug.28 box 20:
folder 275
Abba Alcott; Railroad; Jane Watson; education
1832 Feb.19-1832 Dec.30 box 20:
folder 276
Railroad; Haverford school; infant school; William Russell; Alcott
1833 Jan.28-1833 Nov.26 box 20:
folder 277
Germantown Railroad
1834 May 28-1834 Dec.16 box 20:
folder 278
W. R. Johnson; Wyck plants; Society of Friends; Joseph Bonaparte; astronomy
1835 Jan.8-1835 Nov.8 box 20:
folder 279
Trip from Ohio to Maryland; buildings at Wyck
1836 Mar.2-1836 Dec.18 box 20:
folder 280
Wyck garden; bees; monorail car; J.P.Parke
1837 Mar.2-1837 Dec.22 box 20:
folder 281
Wyck plants
1838 Jan.8-1838 Sep.7 box 20:
folder 282
Daguerreotype; Rembrandt Peale
1839 Jan.3-1839 Nov.17 box 20:
folder 283
 
1840 Apr.27-1841 Dec.25 box 20:
folder 284
 
1842 Feb.7-1843 Feb.12 box 20:
folder 285
 
n.d. box 20:
folder 286
To: Jane Bowne Haines I
  
 
1801 Jan.11-1801 Feb.21 box 21:
folder 287
 
1804 May 17-1804 Jul.23 box 21:
folder 288
 
1805 Jan.5-1805 Nov.7 box 21:
folder 289
 
1806 Mar.12-1806 Dec.31 box 21:
folder 290