Smith-Houston-Morris-Ogden Family papers, 1659-1985

Mss.Ms.Coll.76

Date: 1659-1985 | Size: 350 Linear feet

Abstract

The Smith-Houston-Morris-Ogden Family Papers document the history of the Houston, Smith, Ogden, Morris and allied families, beginning in the late 17th century, and continuing through to near the end of the 20th. Among the many treasures in this vast collection are the papers of Pennsylvania Railroad executive Henry Howard Houston (1820-1895), his son, Samuel Frederick Houston (1866-1952), and of Pennsylvania attorney and treasury official, William Meredith (1752-1816). Although the collection contains a great deal of interest with respect to land speculation, commerce, and trade emanating from Philadelphia, the bulk of the Smith Family Papers consists of personal and family correspondence and other papers. Among the largest and most interesting bodies of papers are those of L.M.C. Smith and Eleanor Houston Smith, daughter of Samuel F. Smith. These document the family's progressive attitudes regarding and resource conservation, historic preservation, and their social activism. This very large collection includes much material that is not itemized below.

Arrangement

The large collection has material from many families. The families also intermarried and married into other families, so making sense of these connections while keeping individuals and families more or less discrete units was challenging. Series numbers were assigned to either families (Bonnell Family) or individuals (Gouverneur Morris). Early in the cataloging some series numbers were skipped, anticipating later additions or divisions, but not all skipped numbers have been used. Items within series have been divided into types of material. Within these subseries material is arranged either chronologically, by title, or by correspondent.

This very large collection includes much material that is not itemized below. Some series are not arranged or fully arranged and are not accessible. Consult individual series descriptions for their current status.

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

Physical description

350 linear feet.

Provenance

Gift of the children of Eleanor Houston Smith and Lawrence M.C. Smith, 1992.

Early American History Note

The Smith-Houston-Morris-Ogden Collection is the APS's largest collection. It has a vast array of materials from early America. The APS has on file a 303-page survey of the collection that scholars may want to consult before beginning their research. In general, the collection contains information on business, politics, family and social life, Philadelphia history, land expansion, and estates. A good part Morris portion of the collection comes from Governeur Morris and his wife. The bulk of this material begins with his time as an emissary to France during the early republic and continues to his death. There is also a fairly extensive collection of his wife's correspondence, most of which follows Governeur's death. Her letters touch on issues relating to his estate and to other affairs. It includes discussions of slavery in Virginia and contains correspondence from memebers of the extended Jefferson family. The Ogden's were surveyors and land speculators in the late colonial and early national period. This portion of the collection contains discussion of land, business, politics, and family matters. A significant amount of these papers focus on the operations of a grist mill in New York. There are papers from numerous other prominent families, such as the Clemsons, Morgans, and Lewises, who were related through marriage.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Correspondence.
  • Diplomatic Material
  • Family Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous
  • Political Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Commerce.

Subject(s)

  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Colony and State Specific History
  • Diplomatic History
  • Early National Politics
  • International Affairs
  • Land and Speculation
  • Land speculation
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Philadelphia History
  • Surveying and Maps
  • Trade

Collection overview

  
1751-1904 0.25 Linear feet
1910-1982 4 item(s)

This series contains material relating to the Boude family consisting of correspondence and family history. The bulk of the collection is correspondence from the early 1980's and concerns the relationship of the Boude family to Lady Diana Spencer. Material in this series includes genealogical reports and correspondence concerning the veracity of the genealogical connection between Lady Diana and the Boude family.

1910-1982 2 folders

This series contains a silhouette of a man and a silhouette of a woman who are thought to be George and Anna Clarkson Bringhurst. There is a copy of the "Germantowne Crier", with information pertaining to the Bringhurst house and a clipping from the "Sunday Bulletin", June 10, 1973, documenting the transfer of the Bringhurst House from the Germantown Savings Bank to the National Park Service.

1906-1951 0.25 Linear feet

This series contains correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and legal documents. The bulk of the material is from the 1930's and documents the Brown and Houston family's response to Gladys's tuberculosis and her subsequent treatment. Gladys was diagnosed in 1931 with consumption, and was shortly thereafter sent to Asheville, North Carolina for recuperation. Her physician during this period was Dr. Martin L. Stevens. The correspondence between Stevens and Charlotte Houston documents Gladys's case and the type of activities that she could undertake, specifically in regard to visits for her husband and children. Due to the extended nature of Gladys's absence from Philadelphia, and the strained relations with her husband, the custody of her children, Charles Jr. and Joseph were transferred to the grandparents, Charlotte and Samuel F. Houston. Also included in this series are several printed items pertaining to World War I Navy ships and mail from and to Eleanor Houston Smith detailing funeral instructions.

1932-1965 7 folders
1802; 1950's; 1950-1959 2 folders
  
1850's-1900 3.5 Linear feet
1879-1919 2 Linear feet
1920-1977 0.25 Linear feet
1880's-1985; 1895-1969 17 Linear feet
1895-1963 30 item(s)
1873-1980's; 1890-1959 9.25 Linear feet
1887-1895 0.25 Linear feet
1884-1948 3.75 Linear feet
1900's-1930's 8 Linear feet
1904-1981 5 Linear feet
  
  
1888-1970 
1693-1980 1 Linear feet
1840's-1980's 1 Linear feet
1870's-1980's 0.5 Linear feet
1940-1985 0.5 Linear feet
1659-1972 0.25 Linear feet
1700s-1982 0.5 lithograph
1880's-1982 0.25 Linear feet
1920-1986 0.25 Linear feet
  
  
  
  
1810-1960 2.5 Linear feet
1751-1774 19 item(s)
1690's-1970's 0.25 Linear feet
1760's-1970's 3 Linear feet
1708-1980's 0.5 Linear feet
1690's-1800's 0.5 Linear feet
1813-1979 0.25 Linear feet
1721-1970's 
1798-1960's; 1830-1879 4 Linear feet
1694-1799 0.25 Linear feet

This series contains 66 documents relating to the life of Anthony Morgan (1657-1732) and his estate. The documents include: receipts, bonds, accounts, correspondence and legal papers. The correspondence mentions family matters for the both the Morgans and the Lewises. There are several receipts, bonds and accounts for the purchase and sale of everything from horses to sewing goods. Two receipts, from 1705 and 1716, document Morgan's purchase of slaves. Two documents from 1715 and 1756 detail the transfer of title for indentured servants; the 1756 indenture is on a printed form. The receipts also cover land rental by and from Anthony Morgan. The accounts are both his charges and charges incurred by others through loans. There are also agreements and indentures relating to land use and rental in Darby. Anthony Morgan died in 1732. There is a 1729/30 draft of his will and receipts relating to the execution of his estate. The management of his estate appears to have been carried out by several executors, including Abednego Vaughan and Abraham Lewis, his son-in-law. Edward Tilghman's opinion in 1799 on the Morgan estate concerns how Anthony Lewis, Morgan's grandson, and Mary Lewis should proceed with the entail. The undated items are of some interest as one is a letter from Morgan to the Monthly Meeting of Darby in which Morgan apologizes for speaking unjustly against a man who is not named but who Morgan believed had besmirched Morgan's reputation. Accoding to the letter, Morgan met this man later and they resolved their differences. The other documents contain advice on medical practice for horses. Also included are letters from Joseph Price to his sister, Ann. It seems as though Ann Price and Jane Morgan are sisters, either by blood or marriage. Jane Morgan is married to Morgan Morgan see folder 1747 August 11, Joseph Price to Ann Price.

1730-1960's; 1730-1836 4.5 Linear feet
1814-1837 0.75 Linear feet
1820-1903; 1834-1876 
1676-1980; 1676-1784 101 folders
1665-1981 19 folders
1804 August 14 Oversizebox. Basement.
1787-1967 22 folders
1791-1848 18 folders
1789-1981; 1789-1827 54 folders
1811-1838 24 folders
1800-1956; 1800-1867 9.5 Linear feet
1823-1876 1.5 Linear feet
1828-1865 45 folders
1842-1865 12 folders
1862-1922 4.5 Linear feet
1788-1908 11 folders
1803-1844 1 Linear feet
[1806?]-1960's 2.25 Linear feet
1896 December Oversize flat file. Basement.
  
1720-1914 10 Linear feet
1850's-1914 2 Linear feet
1856-1913 1.75 Linear feet
1765-1806 3 Linear feet
1774-1850; 1800-1850 0.25 Linear feet
1858-1950 0.75 Linear feet
1844-1909 1 Linear feet
  
1830-1850 4 Linear feet
1820-1910 4 Linear feet
  2 Linear feet
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


Detailed Inventory

Graphics
  

Abstract: A sample of the graphics available in the Smith Family papers. The following photographs of Ludlow Ogden Smith are from Series 80, Box II. Miniature portrait of Elizabeth Clemson is from Series 31 D -- Thomas Green Clemson.

Ludlow Ogden Smith
ca. 1920 1 photograph(s)

Abstract: Photograph of Ludlow O. Smith standing in front of a house.

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Ludlow Ogden Smith in Navy uniform
ca. 1919 1 photograph(s)

Abstract: Portrait of Ludlow Ogden Smith in Navy uniform.

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Ludlow Ogden Smith, 3/4 portrait
ca. 1919 1 photograph(s)

Abstract: Half length, 3/4 portrait of Smith in Navy uniform, hat in lap.

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Elizabeth Baker Clemson, miniature portrait
n. d. 1 item(s)

Abstract: Miniature portrait of Clemson, painted on porcelain.

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Susan Ogden Roebuck, carte de visite
n. d. 1 item(s)

Abstract: 3/4 length portrait of Roebuck, standing behind chair.

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I. S. Ogden, August 1864, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1864 August 1 item(s)

Abstract: Half length, 3/4 portrait of Ogden.

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View of Druim Moir gardens
  Coll. 76; Box: 13.F.2B Druim Moir gardens photo album.
View of children posed around Druim Moir fountain
  Coll. 76; Box: 13.F.2B Druim Moir gardens photoalbum.
Series 1: Bonnell Family Papers
1751-1904 0.25 Linear feet
Samuel Bonnell. Subscription to the Academy of Philadelphia.
1751 1 photoprint(s)

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Samuel, 1721-1767

Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends notice to Charles Bonnell
1788 November 25 

Charles Bonnell was read out of meeting for marriage to a non-Quaker.

Mince pie recipe
1853 December 22 
Eleanor, Anna Houston, 1863-1875.
Eleanor Anna Houston Letters to Charles R. Bonnell
1872-1873 
Fanny Bonnell Letter to Mary Anna Bonnell
1878 

Book of poetry and rhymes Mariana Bonnell

Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890.
Charles Russell Bonnell Letter to Henry H. Bonnell
1879 February 14 
Bonnell, George Bringhurst, 1825-1906.
George Bringhurst Bonnell Letter to W. Thaw
1879 May 16 
Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890.
Charles R. Bonnell Letter to David T. Boyd
1879 July 9 
W. Urwick Bonnell Letter to Mr. Bonnell
1879 July 15 
George Worthington Letter to Charles R. Bonnell
1879 August 8 
Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890.
Charles R. Bonnell Letter to John Kester Bonnell
1879 November 8 

Charles R. Bonnell is writing as his daughter, Cornelia.

Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890.
Charles R. Bonnell Letter to Elizabeth K. Bonnell
1879 

Several letters were written while on a trip through Europe and the Middle East with Henry Howard Houston, Jr.

Letter to Charles R. Bonnell
1879 
Bonnell, Charles R. "Why Prayers for the Dead?". Article
1890 
Whipple, Henry Benjamin, Bishop, 1822-1901.
Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple Letter to George Bringhurst Bonnell
1896 May 13 

Background note: Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, who gained a reputation as a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americans.

George Bringhurst Bonnell. Newspaper clippings
1899 
Henry H. Bonnell. Death notice
1926 

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Henry Houston, 1859-1926

Bonnell, Helen Safford, 1885-1969.
Helen Safford Knowles Bonnell Letter to Samuel H. Houston
1932 
Davenport, Mariana B..
Mariana Bonnell Davenport Letters to Eleanor Houston Smith
  

Background note: Mariana Bonnell Davenport was the author of The Stone the Word.

Rev. Charles R. Bonnell .Subject in newspaper clippings
  

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890

Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890.
Rev. Charles R. Bonnell.
  6 volume(s) pamphlets
Samuel Bonnell and Cornelia Clarkson Bringhurst. Family history
  

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Samuel, 1721-1767; Bonnell, Cornelia Clarkson Bringhurst, 1788-1872

Caroline C. Baily
1902 April 1 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Baily, Caroline C., 1861-1913

Cornelia Clarkson Bonnell
1903 3 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Cornelia Clarkson Bringhurst, 1788-1872

Mary Anna Bonnell
1903 1 photograph(s)
Sallie S. Bonnell Houston
1903 1 photograph(s)
Bonnell Family
  1 photograph(s)
Gertrude"Quita" Bonnell
  1 photograph(s)

Background note: Wife of Samuel Bonnell

Gertrude] "Quita" Bonnell
  
Henry Bonnell
  1 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Henry Houston, 1859-1926

John Kester Bonnell
  1 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, John Kester, 1878-1921

Mariana Bonnell and Charlotte Harding Shepard Houston
  1 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Houston, Charlotte Harding Shepherd, 1866-1940

Russell Bonnell
  1 photograph(s)

Personal Name(s): Bonnell, Charles Russell, 1827–1890

Samuel Bonnell Jr.
  1 photograph(s)
Luci
  1 photograph(s)
Mother and child
  1 photograph(s)
Capt. Paul Oliver
  

Personal Name(s): Oliver, Paul, 1831-1912

Mary Seymour Bonnell Oliver and Adelaide Bonnell
  1 photograph(s)
Series 2: Boude Family Papers
1910-1982 4 item(s)

Background note: The Boude Family was centered in Philadelphia and originally consisted of crafts people. The Boude Family is related to the Smith Family through the Bonnell's. Sallie Sherrerd Bonnell, who married Henry Howard Houston, was the great-grand daughter of Mary Boude daughter of Thomas Boude, (1700-1780). Thomas Boude was a master brick layer who worked on Independence Hall. Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales was descended from the Boude family.

This series contains material relating to the Boude family consisting of correspondence and family history. The bulk of the collection is correspondence from the early 1980's and concerns the relationship of the Boude family to Lady Diana Spencer. Material in this series includes genealogical reports and correspondence concerning the veracity of the genealogical connection between Lady Diana and the Boude family.

Arrangement: Folders are arranged chronologically.

Boude genealogy
1980-1981 
Correspondence about Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
1981 
Francis James Dallett article: "The Inter-Colonial Grimstone Boude and his Family"
1981 

Article in The Genealogist v.2 (1), Spring 1981

Gary Boyd Roberts article "The New England Ancestry of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales", Diana Spencer]
1982 

Article in the New England Historical and Historical Register.

Series 3: Bringhurst Family Papers
1910-1982 2 folders

Background note: The Bringhurst's are a Philadelphia Family, who emigrated from England in the early 18th century and settled in Germantown. The Bringhursts are related to the Houston Smith's through Sallie Sherrerd Bonnell who was married to Henry Howard Houston and her mother was Cornelia Clarkson Bringhurst. The Bringhursts stayed in the area and contributed to the trades and professions around Philadelphia.

This series contains a silhouette of a man and a silhouette of a woman who are thought to be George and Anna Clarkson Bringhurst. There is a copy of the "Germantowne Crier", with information pertaining to the Bringhurst house and a clipping from the "Sunday Bulletin", June 10, 1973, documenting the transfer of the Bringhurst House from the Germantown Savings Bank to the National Park Service.

Arrangement: Folders are arranged chronologically

Silhouette of a man
1884 

Background note: This silouette is possibly George Bringhurst

Silhouette of a woman
1884 

Background note: The silouette is thought to be Anna Clarkson Bringhurst

Bringhurst family house
1973 
Series 4: Brown Family Papers
1906-1951 0.25 Linear feet

Background note: The Brown Family Papers relate to the family of Charles "Charlie" Wardell Brown (1891-1951), Charlotte H.S. Houston's son by her first marriage to Charles Wardell Brown (1862-1898). As a widow, Charlotte later married Samuel F. Houston who had three children by his previous marriage to Edith Atlee Corlies: Edith Corlies Houston, Gertrude Houston Henry, and Henry Howard Houston. Charlotte and Sam successfully combined their households and late had Eleanor Houston. C.W. Brown, like his step-brother Henry Howard Houston, went to the University of Pennsylvania, and later served in World War I as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Later, C.W. Brown (1891-1951) married Gladys Williams and they had two sons, Charles Wardell Brown, Jr. and Joseph Williams Brown. Although C.W. Brown (1891-1951) may have officially been known C.W. Brown Jr. he seemed to be known in the family as Charlie, and his son C.W. Brown (1928-) was known as C.W. Brown Jr.

This series contains correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and legal documents. The bulk of the material is from the 1930's and documents the Brown and Houston family's response to Gladys's tuberculosis and her subsequent treatment. Gladys was diagnosed in 1931 with consumption, and was shortly thereafter sent to Asheville, North Carolina for recuperation. Her physician during this period was Dr. Martin L. Stevens. The correspondence between Stevens and Charlotte Houston documents Gladys's case and the type of activities that she could undertake, specifically in regard to visits for her husband and children. Due to the extended nature of Gladys's absence from Philadelphia, and the strained relations with her husband, the custody of her children, Charles Jr. and Joseph were transferred to the grandparents, Charlotte and Samuel F. Houston. Also included in this series are several printed items pertaining to World War I Navy ships and mail from and to Eleanor Houston Smith detailing funeral instructions.

Arrangement: Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or folder title. Items within folders are arranged chronologically.

Brown, Charles Wardell
1906-1951; 1923-1935 1 folder(s)
Brown, Charles Wardell, Jr.
1930 1 folder(s)
Brown, Charles W[ardell] Jr. - Trust Fund
1946 1 folder(s)
Brown, Gladys Williams
1929-1936 1 folder(s)
Series 5: Chambers Family Papers
1932-1965 7 folders
Series 6: Clarkson Family Papers
1802; 1950's; 1950-1959 2 folders
Series 7: Unassigned
  
Series 8: Henry Howard Houston Papers
1850's-1900 3.5 Linear feet
Series 9: Sallie Sherrerd Bonnell Houston Papers
1879-1919 2 Linear feet
Series 10: Henry Howard Houston and Sallie S. B. Houston Family Papers
1920-1977 0.25 Linear feet
Series 11: Henry Howard Houston Estate Papers (c. 1880's 1985, bulk 1895 1960's; ca. 17 linear feet)
1880's-1985; 1895-1969 17 Linear feet
Series 12: Henry Howard Houston, Jr. Papers
1895-1963 30 item(s)
Series 13: Samuel Frederic Houston Papers
1873-1980's; 1890-1959 9.25 Linear feet
Series 14: Edith Atlee Corlies Houston Papers
1887-1895 0.25 Linear feet
Series 15: Charlotte Harding Shepherd Houston Papers
1884-1948 3.75 Linear feet
Series 16: Samuel Frederic and Charlotte H. S. Houston Family Papers
1900's-1930's 8 Linear feet
Series 17: Henry Howard Houston, II Papers (c. 5 linear feet; 1910 1981, bulk 1910-1930's)
1904-1981 5 Linear feet
A. Correspondence
  
Smith, John (1875-1930)
  

Military memorabilia from John Smith, including tags, papers, medals, dead flowers.

Houston, Samuel (xxxx-xxxx), Folder 1
1900-1902 
Letters to Charlotte Houston, 1916 October-November
  
Letters to Charlotte Houston, 1917 January-April
  
B. Military Records
  
28th Division
  
Interesting Item
  
Series 18: Samuel Frederic and Charlotte H. S. Houston, Papers of Other Children
1888-1970 
Series 19: Houston Family Papers
1693-1980 1 Linear feet
Series 20: Kenner Family Papers
1840's-1980's 1 Linear feet
Series 21: Mifflin Family Papers
1870's-1980's 0.5 Linear feet
Series 22: Minor Family Papers
1940-1985 0.5 Linear feet
Series 23: Pike-Hooke-Gove Families Papers
1659-1972 0.25 Linear feet
Series 24: Shepherd-Harding Family Papers
1700s-1982 0.5 lithograph
Series 25: Strickler Papers
1880's-1982 0.25 Linear feet
Series 26: Woodward Family Papers
1920-1986 0.25 Linear feet
Series 27: Wright Family Papers
  
Series 28: Unassigned
  
Series 29: Houston Family Renfrewshire, Scotland
  
Series 30: Bull Family Papers
  
Series 31: Clemson Family Papers
1810-1960 2.5 Linear feet
Series 32: Gouverneur Family Papers
1751-1774 19 item(s)
Series 33: Hayes Family Papers
1690's-1970's 0.25 Linear feet
Series 34: Henry Clement Lawrence and the Lawrence Family Papers
1760's-1970's 3 Linear feet
Series 35: Levis Family Papers
1708-1980's 0.5 Linear feet
Series 36: Lewis Family Papers
1690's-1800's 0.5 Linear feet
Draft of Nathan Lewis land. Newtown Township, Chester County.
undated 
Series 37: Ludlow Family Papers
1813-1979 0.25 Linear feet
Series 38: Massey Family Papers
1721-1970's 
Series 39: Meredith Family Papers
1798-1960's; 1830-1879 4 Linear feet
Series 40: Anthony Morgan Papers
1694-1799 0.25 Linear feet

Background note: Anthony Morgan (1657-1732) was a landowner who lived in Darby Township, PA, on part of the "Welsh Tract," with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Mary. His family wrote to him from Wales regarding the death of his father. Anthony's brother Edward inherited their father's estate but died shortly after. His brother Nicholas then inhabited the house, though Anthony inherited the property. In 1720 and 1721/22, Nicholas and Rowland Morgan ask for their brother's help in their dispute over the proper execution of the estate. Anthony's daughter Mary married Abraham Lewis (1714 - 1775)

This series contains 66 documents relating to the life of Anthony Morgan (1657-1732) and his estate. The documents include: receipts, bonds, accounts, correspondence and legal papers. The correspondence mentions family matters for the both the Morgans and the Lewises. There are several receipts, bonds and accounts for the purchase and sale of everything from horses to sewing goods. Two receipts, from 1705 and 1716, document Morgan's purchase of slaves. Two documents from 1715 and 1756 detail the transfer of title for indentured servants; the 1756 indenture is on a printed form. The receipts also cover land rental by and from Anthony Morgan. The accounts are both his charges and charges incurred by others through loans. There are also agreements and indentures relating to land use and rental in Darby. Anthony Morgan died in 1732. There is a 1729/30 draft of his will and receipts relating to the execution of his estate. The management of his estate appears to have been carried out by several executors, including Abednego Vaughan and Abraham Lewis, his son-in-law. Edward Tilghman's opinion in 1799 on the Morgan estate concerns how Anthony Lewis, Morgan's grandson, and Mary Lewis should proceed with the entail. The undated items are of some interest as one is a letter from Morgan to the Monthly Meeting of Darby in which Morgan apologizes for speaking unjustly against a man who is not named but who Morgan believed had besmirched Morgan's reputation. Accoding to the letter, Morgan met this man later and they resolved their differences. The other documents contain advice on medical practice for horses. Also included are letters from Joseph Price to his sister, Ann. It seems as though Ann Price and Jane Morgan are sisters, either by blood or marriage. Jane Morgan is married to Morgan Morgan see folder 1747 August 11, Joseph Price to Ann Price.

Caleb quitrent receipt for Anthony Morgan
1694 May 25 
Samuel Jennings. Receipt for Anthony Morgan for rent of land
1697-1700 January 10 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan account book
  
Samuel Jennings receipt for Anthony Morgan for land rented
1699 April 21 
Howell, Philip, b. 1634.
Philip Howell Letter to William Smith
1702 July 24 
Daniel Ridg. Bill to Anthony Morgan for sewing goods bought from George Norman
1702 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan and Samuel Carpenter. Account for John Bethel.
1702-1703 
Massey, Thomas, 1663-1708.
Thomas Massey. Agreement of sale of horse to Anthony Morgan.
1704 June 16 

Witnessed by Joseph Selby and Massey

Taylor, Isaac, 1674-1728.
Issac Taylor. Receipt for Anthony Morgan's quitrents.
1705 April 26 
Cromwell, Jemima Morgan Murray, 1668-1711.
Jemima Morray Letter to Anthony Morgan
1705 June 2 
Morgan, William, 1687-1780.
William Morgan Letter to Anthony Morgan
1705 July 24 

Mentions Rowland Morgan, Richard Morgan, death of their father.

Cromwell, Jemima Morgan Murray, 1668-1711.
Jemima Morray Letter to Anthony Morgan
1705 August 6 

Letter is about his daughter Mary and George Purchos, a potential suitor.

Read, Amy, 1665-1705.
Amy Read. Agreement of sale of Negro man Dick to Anthony Morgan.
1705 September 10 

Agreement witnessed by Francis Cooke and Charles Read.

John Hoskins. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1706 February 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Account of receipts.
1706 October 
Margrett H. Letter
1706/07 January 7 

Margrett H. is possibly Margrett Heath writing to Anthony Morgan.

Lewis, Abraham, 1682-1768.
Abraham Lewis. Marriage settlement with Anthony and Mary Morgan
1707 April 18 
Evan O. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1708 
Logan, James, 1674-1751.
James Logan. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1709 April 2 

Other Descriptive Information: See 1705 April 26, Issac Taylor. Receipt for Anthony Morgan's quitrents

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Account of loans to John Morgan
1710 April 6 

Includes accounts 1697-1701

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Power of attorney to Jacob Collock to collect debt.
1710 May 10 

Collection of debt owed by John Morgan

Davis, Henry, 1694-1784.
Henry Davis. Bond to Anthony Morgan
1710 September 20 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Receipt for Henry Davis
1712 April 19 

See 1710 September 20, Henry Davis. Bond to Anthony Morgan

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Account for Samuell Carpenter
1712 May 25 
Logan, James, 1674-1751.
James Logan. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1712/13 March 24 

See 1705 April 26, Issac Taylor. Receipt for Anthony Morgan's quitrents.

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan and John Pollin. Articles of agreement for land use in Darby.
1713 November 18 
Carpenter, Samuel, 1649-1714.
Samuel Carpenter. Receipt for John Bethel
1714 September 3 

See 1702-03, Anthony Morgan and Samuel Carpenter. Account for John Bethel.

Potter Jones. Bond of Anthony Morgan to David Thomas
1715 March 26 
Barnes, John, 1637-1715.
John Barnes. Transfer of rights and titles.
1715 October 29 

Transfer to two apprentices, Sarah Germison and Stacey Butler, to Anthony Morgan. Witnessed by Thomas Foulke and John Cadwalader.

Ann Passmore Letter to Anthony and Elizabeth Morgan
1716 March 29 
Elizabeth Fairman. Receipt for sale of two slaves, Jenny and Luash, to Anthony Morgan.
1716 May 18 

Witnessed by Robert Roberts and John Cadwalader.

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan leases land in Darby to Abednego Vaughan. Indenture.
1717 March 1 

Witnessed by Nathan Gibson and Jo[h]n Reece -see oversize

Morgan, Anne Taylor, b. 1664.
Anne Morgan Letter to John Morgan.
1717 July 4 

Mentions Anthony Morgan.

Steel, James, 1671-1742.
James Steel. Quitrent receipt for Anthony Morgan.
1717/18 January 18 
Ann Passmore Letter to Anthony and Elizabeth Morg[an.
1719 April 3 

Other Descriptive Information: Letter is mutilated

Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan and Jenkin Davis. Release voiding indenture and debts.
1719 December 31 
Steel, James, 1671-1742.
James Steel. Quitrent receipt for Anthony Morgan
1720 March 25 

See 1717/18 January 18, James Steel. Quitrent receipt for Anthony Morgan.

Joseph Selby. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1720 November 24 
Rowland Morgan Letter to Anthony Morgan. Estate of Edward Morgan .
  

Inventory of Edward George Morgan's estate by Lewis Lewis, Thomas Morgan, and Thomas Gibson.

Nicholas Morgan Letter to Anthony Morgan
1721 February 28 
Rowland Morgan Letter to Anthony Morgan
1721 February 28 

Other Descriptive Information: Manuscript is mutilated

Henry Pierce. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1722 May 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan Letter to John Rees. Bond to Gabriell Cox
1722 October 24 
William Branson. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1723 June 22 
Account of what Jackson Davis had from Anthony Morgan
1723 
Morgan, Anthony, 1657-1732.
Anthony Morgan. Promise to pay Samuel Blunston on demand.
1724 September 15 
Blunston, Samuel, 1689-1745.
Samuel Blunston. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1724 October 30 

See 1724 September 15, Anthony Morgan. Promise to pay Samuel Blunston on demand.

Rees, Sarah, 1680-1747.
Sarah Rees Letter to Elisabeth Lewis
1724 February 5 
Josiah Lewis. Receipt for Anthony Morgan
1724 February 5 
Cadwalader, John, 1677-1734.
John Cadwalader Letter to Richard Williams
1724 February 19 
Lewis, Samuel, 1702-1763.
Samuel Lewis Letter to Anthony Morgan and Abraham Lewis.
1725 May 29 

Indemnity bond.

Lewis, Samuel, 1702-1763.
Samuel Lewis Letter to Anthony Morgan and Abraham Lewis.
1726 December 6 

Indemnity bond. See 1725 May 29, Indemnity bond. Sam[ue]l Lewis to Anthony Morgan and Abraham Lewis

Series 41: Gouvermeur Morris Papers
1730-1960's; 1730-1836 4.5 Linear feet
Deed unexecuted. Robert and Mary Morris. Dover Estate, Gouchland County, Virginia
1793 March Oversize box. Basement.
Series 42: Ann Cary Randolph Morris Papers
1814-1837 0.75 Linear feet
Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann Cary Morris, 1826 December 4
  
Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann Cary Morris, 1828 January 14
  
Mary Cary to Ann Cary Morris, 1828 February 18
  
Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann Cary Morris, 1833 February 8
  
Series 43: Gouverneur Morris, Jr. Papers
1820-1903; 1834-1876 
Map of Clinton, Iowa Eastern Terminus of the Chicago Iowa & Nebraska Railroad. Iowa Land Company.
1855 Oversize flat file. Basement.
Series 44: Lewis Morris Family Papers
1676-1980; 1676-1784 101 folders
Lewis Morris - Will
1690 February 11 2 Leaves
Series 45: Morris and Allied Families Papers
1665-1981 19 folders
Sub Series 45A. Last Will and Testament. Katherine Dutchess Dowager of Gordon
1804 August 14 Oversizebox. Basement.
Series 46: Morrisania and St. Ann's of Morrisania Papers
1787-1967 22 folders
Series 47: Abraham Ogden Family Papers
1791-1848 18 folders
Series 48: David A., David B., and David B. Ogden, Jr. Papers
1789-1981; 1789-1827 54 folders
Series 49: Gouverneur Ogden Papers
1811-1838 24 folders
Series 50 Isaac Ogden Papers
1800-1956; 1800-1867 9.5 Linear feet
Map of Isle au Rapid. Plat by Robert Tate
1837 LH-B-B7. OS Horizontal book shelf.
Subseries 50.B Plan of 61 lots of ground....belonging to J. Ogden
  Oversize box. Basement.
Series 51: Sarah O. Meredith Ogden Papers
1823-1876 1.5 Linear feet
Series 52: Isaac and Sarah O. Meredith Ogden Family Papers
1828-1865 45 folders
Series 53: Meredith Ludlow Ogden Papers
1842-1865 12 folders
Series 54: William Morris Meredith Ogden Papers
1862-1922 4.5 Linear feet
Series 55: Samuel Ogden Papers
1788-1908 11 folders
Series 56: Thomas Ludlow Ogden Papers
1803-1844 1 Linear feet
Series 57: Ogden Family Papers
[1806?]-1960's 2.25 Linear feet
Subseries 57.A Genealogical Chart. David Ogden and Gertrude Gouveneur
1896 December Oversize flat file. Basement.
Series 58: Unassigned
  
Series 59: A. Lewis Smith Papers
1720-1914 10 Linear feet
Series 60: Rebecca Levis Wood Smith
1850's-1914 2 Linear feet
Series 61: A. Lewis and Rebecca Levis Smith Family (1856-1913; 1.75 linear feet)
1856-1913 1.75 Linear feet
Series 62: Benjamin Hayes Smith Papers (1765-1806; 3 linear feet)
1765-1806 3 Linear feet
Series 63: Margaret Dunn Smith Papers
1774-1850; 1800-1850 0.25 Linear feet

Background note: Mrs. Benjamin H. Smith

Series 64: Benjamin Hayes Smith II Papers
1858-1950 0.75 Linear feet
Series 65: Clement Lawrence Smith Papers
1844-1909 1 Linear feet
Series 66: Edgar L. Smith Papers
  
Series 67: George Smith Papers
1830-1850 4 Linear feet
Series 67a: George Smith Papers
1820-1910 4 Linear feet
Series 68: Mary L. Smith Papers
  2 Linear feet
Series 69: Mary Smith Estate Papers
  
Series 70: George and Mary Smith Family Papers
  
Series 71: Henry C. Smith Papers
  
Series 72: Lawrence M.C. Smith Papers
  
Series 73: E.H. Smith Papers
  
Series 74: Lawrence M.C. and E.H. Smith Papers
  
Series 75: Lawrence M.C. and E.H. Smith Family Papers
  
Series 76: Lewis Gouverneur Smith Papers
  
Series 77: Lewis Lawrence Smith Papers
  
Series 78: Gertrude Gouverneur Smith Papers
  
Series 79: Lewis Lawrence and Gertrude Gouverneur Smith Papers
  
Series 80: Ludlow Ogden Smith Papers
  
Series 81: Smith Genealogy
  
Series 82: Joseph Wood Papers
  
Series 83: Deeds Indentures Bonds
  
Darby Township
  
Abraham and Mary Lewis to Anthony Morgan
1711 September 7 Oversize box, basement.
John Hallowell to William Smith
1712 September 16 Oversize box, basement.
Rebecca and Joseph Wood to James Hinde
1731 August 19 Oversize box, basement.
Lewis Davis to William Davis
1732 March 29 Oversize box, basement.
John and Elizabeth Hallowell to Josiah Hibbard
1735 April 9 Oversize box, basement.
John and Elizabeth Hallowell to Josiah Hibbard
1735 April 10 
Obadiah Johnson to Jane Elwell
1737 February 2 Oversize box, basement.
Release Rebecca Wood and Thomas Worth to John Wood
1737 July 30 Oversize box, basement.
James Mark to William Lenderman
1740 May 5 Oversize box, basement.
Samuel Sellers and Lewis Thomas to Benjamin Harvey
1740 September 30 Oversize box, basement.
Solomon and Mary Humphrey to Thomas Pearson
1743 June 7 Oversize box, basement.
George and Hannah Wood to Richard Lloyd
1744 October 1 Oversize box, basement.
Swam Boon to George Wood
1752 May 5 Oversize box, basement.
Mary Rambo to Garrett Boon
1763 May 18 Oversize box, basement.
John Wilson et al to James Hinde
1763 December 8 Oversize box, basement.
Release. Mordecai Morris to Abraham Lewis
1786 March23 Oversize box, basement.
Delaware County
  
Deed. Samuel Lawrence to John Lawrence.
1829 September 13 Oversize box, basement.
Haverford Township
  
Deed. Samuel Lewis to Abraham Lewis
1711 September 5 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Richard and Elizabeth Hayes to Davis Morris
1717 March 18 Oversize flat file, XOS. Basement.
Deed. Richard and Elizabeth Hayes to Samuel Lewis
1718 April 10 Oversize flat file, XOS. Basement.
Deed. Katherine and Henry Lewis to Joseph Hayes
1731 February 17 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Rice Price to James Batten
1734 May 7 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Joseph and Hannah Hayes to Abraham Lewis
1743 May 10 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Joseph and Hannah Hayes to Abraham Lewis
1743 May 11 Oversize flat file, XOS. Basement.
Deed. Morris Llewellyn to Abraham Lewis
1743 May 17 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Amos and Hannah Lewis to Claas Johnson
1744 April 14 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Joseph and Hannah Hayes to Lewis Davis
1748 March 5 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Mary Humphreys to Thomas Pearson
1759 May 8 Oversize flat file, XOS. Basement.
Deed. Abraham Lewis and Anthony Lewis to Elisha Worrall
1770 June 6 Oversize flat file, XOS. Basement.
Deed. Mary hayes, Benjamin Hayes Smith, Samuel Davis, Jr. to Elisha Worrall
1791 July 30 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Dr. George and Mary Smith to Joseph Leedom
1840 February 20 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Lewis Davis and Joseph Leedom
1841 December 10 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Jackson Lyons et al to Trustees of Haverford Preparatory Meeting
1857 March 30 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Joseph and Mary Leedom and Dr. George Smith
1862 June 24 Oversize box, basement.
Hempfield Township
  
Deed. Henry Strickler to Jacob Strickler. Land in Lancaster County
1761 June 27 Henry Strickler to Jacob Strickler
Marple Township
  
Deed. Mordecai Lawrence to Joseph Lawrence
1805 October 12 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Mordecai Lawrence to Joshua Lawrence
1805 October 12 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Mordecai Lawrence to Joshua Lawrence and Clement Lawrence
1827 February 24 Oversize box, basement.
New York City, New York
  
Mary Van Cortlandt and Lewis Morris
1757 August 5 Oversize box. Basement.
Philadelphia
  
Deed. Morris and Catherine Llewellyn to Abraham Lewis
1743 May 18 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. John Thomas and Joseph Williams. Covenant to build a dam.
1757 January 10 Oversize box, basement.
Deed. Marriage of George Smith and Elizabeth Hayes
1764 
Series 84: Maps and Architectural Plans
  
Tonnewanta Reservation. Joseph Jones and E.R. Cook surveyors.
1840 Oversize box. Basement.