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1Author:  Hiltzheimer, Jacob, 1729?-1798Requires cookie*
 Title:  Jacob Hiltzheimer Diaries     
 Dates:  1765-1798 
 Abstract:  The Jacob Hiltzheimer Diary takes up twenty-eight volumes and offers insight into the social life and customs of Philadelphia. He describes a wide range of events, such as sleigh riding to ice skating to attending a large celebration of King George's Birthday on the banks of the Schuylkill attended by over 380 Philadelphians (before Independence). During the imperial crisis, Hiltzheimer's observations can provide an interesting perspective on the events happening within the city. He notes the arrival of dignitaries from other colonies and records some of the events happening in the city. Hiltzheimer's journal also records family and personal details, like the death of his thirty-year old son. He records the weather in Philadelphia on a nearly daily basis, and his account of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia is fairly exhaustive.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H56d 
 Extent:  28 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Medicine | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom 
 Genre:  Diaries | Meteorological Data 
 Subjects:  Horses | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 | Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 
2Author:  Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters, 1816-1822, to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau     
 Dates:  1816-1822 
 Abstract:  The John Heckewelder Collection consists of an assortment of documents, almost all of which deal with Native Americans. Heckewelder was a Moravian missionary to Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania who was a prominent figure in nineteenth century intellectual circles. The primary focus of the collection is on his attempt to preserve Native American languages, especially those of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) in Pennsylvania. His correspondence and one publication also chronicle Native American history, customs, and life. Heckewelder also kept a meteorological journal while on his mission to Gnadenhutten, Pennsylvania from 1802-1814, which is part of the collection. Much of the collection comes from Heckewelder's correspondence with the APS and its prominent member and linguist Stephen Du Ponceau.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.H35o 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Diaries | Language Material | Meteorological Data | Native American Materials | Oral History 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages