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 Title:  Shippen family papers, 1733-1878     
 Dates:  1733-1878 
 Abstract:  The Shippen Family Collection is composed of two boxes of loose-lead correspondence and other documents. This collection is part of the larger Shippen-Burd Papers. What distinguishes this collection from the others is the large amount of female letter writers. Elizabeth Shippen is the largest single writer in this collection and her correspondents include members of the family and other prominent women, such as Jane Galloway Shippen.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.Sh61f 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Marriage and Family Life | Philadelphia History | Seven Years' War | Social Life and Custom | Women's History 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | Literature | Military Records 
2Author:  Bancker familyRequires cookie*
 Title:  Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894     
 Dates:  1733-1894 
 Abstract:  This extensive collection (13 boxes) contains a range of correspondence, although the bulk of it relates to Charles Nicoll Bancker, a prominent Philadelphia businessman in the 1800s. The letters provide a picture of the family life and business career of Bancker from his earliest beginnings to his success later in life. Aside from the Charles Bancker portion of the collection, the holdings contain a wide variety of other documents, ranging from colonial era documents written in Dutch in Albany to letters from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson from the nineteenth century on religious education.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B22.c 
 Extent:  3.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Antebellum Politics | Business and Skilled Trades | Colonial Politics | Colony and State Specific History | Early National Politics | Education | Land and Speculation | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Marriage and Family Life | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom | Trade | Travel | Women's History 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Literature | Manuscript Essays | Political Correspondence | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Insurance agents -- United States.