Vaughan Club papers, 1838-1841.

Mss.Temp5.Misc Ms

Date: 1838-1841 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet


There are letters, songs, menus, etc. Members included William Strickland, N. Chapman, A. D. Bache, R. Dunglison, and others, who brought their bottles already decanted and ready to drink.

Background note

The Vaughan Club was a social drinking club, named after the American Philosophical Society member and officer, John Vaughan, who, among other things, was a Philadelphia wine merchant.

Collection Information

Physical description

17 items, ca. 50 p.


Acquired, 1900.

Early American History Note

The Papers of the Vaughan Club (1828-1841) are various records of this informal social club at the APS. There are copies of correspondence among members, songs that were sung at meetings, and menus and other items from their gatherings.

Indexing Terms


  • Correspondence.
  • General Correspondence
  • Institutional Records
  • Menus.
  • Music -- Scores.


  • Philadelphia History
  • Social Life and Custom