|1||Author: ||Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790||Requires cookie*|
| ||Title: ||Benjamin Franklin Papers, 1642-1841
| ||Dates: ||1642-1841|| |
| ||Abstract: ||The Papers of Benjamin Franklin are a rich source as varied and expansive as Dr. Franklin's storied life. The Collection has been calendared, catalogued, and much of it is transcribed in printed volumes and online at www.franklinpapers.org.|
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| ||Call #: ||Mss.B.F85|| |
| ||Extent: ||85.5 Linear Feet|| |
| ||Topics: ||American Revolution | Americans Abroad | Business and Skilled Trades | Diplomatic History | Government Affairs | International Travel | Land and Speculation | Marriage and Family Life | Military History | Pennsylvania History | Printing and Publishing | Social Life and Custom|| |
| ||Genre: ||Business Records and Accounts | Diplomatic Material | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Manuscript Essays | Political Correspondence | Printed Material | Scientific Correspondence|| |
| ||Subjects: ||Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Electricity -- Early works to 1800 | Postal service -- United States | Printers -- Pennsylvania | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform|| |
|2||Author: ||Wyck Association||Requires cookie*|
| ||Title: ||Wyck Association Collection
| ||Dates: ||1663-1972|| |
| ||Abstract: ||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.|
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| ||Call #: ||Mss.Ms.Coll.52|| |
| ||Extent: ||151.5 Linear Feet|| |
| ||Topics: ||Business and Skilled Trades | Early National Politics | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Marriage and Family Life | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Science and technology | Trade|| |
| ||Genre: ||Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | Institutional Records | Miscellaneous|| |
| ||Subjects: ||Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Agriculture | Culture, community, organizations | Home economics -- United States -- Accounting | Horticulture | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs | Quakers | Race, race relations, racism | Reconstruction | Religion, religious organizations | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | Social problems.|| |
|3||Author: ||Vaux, George, V, 1721-1803||Requires cookie*|
| ||Title: ||Vaux Family Papers, 1690-1996
| ||Dates: ||1690-1996|| |
| ||Abstract: ||The George Vaux Papers is a massive collection which is focused on the business and financial interests of a prominent Philadelphia family. What follows is a list of some of the more notable parts of this expansive collection:
- Correspondence: There is a massive amount of correspondence, much of which is personal and familial in nature. Nonetheless, the letters often discuss politics, current affairs, and society. The earliest records date to 1701, although the great bulk are focused on the revolutionary era to the first quarter of the nineteenth century.
- Almanacs, 1790-1870: The collection contains a large collection of small pocket almanacs from Philadelphia. Some of the earliest ones contain records of financial transactions and diaries.
- Charles Thomson Correspondence: The collection has a series of letters from Charles Thomson, the Secretary of the Continental Congress. These letters are from the 1780s, after Thomson had largely retired from the political arena.
- Legal and Estate Documents: This portion of the collection is extensive and difficult to summarize. The family owned a huge amount of property throughout the state. These papers contain deeds, information on rents, surveys of land, and other transactions. Moreover, the Vaux family had ties through marriage and friendship to other prominent families, and some of their estate business is included in this collection. Among the notable papers are documents pertaining to John and Sally Norris Dickinson's properties and the estates of the Emlens and the Sansoms. One document complements the Jane Aitken Collection, as it has an accounting of the Bible that she printed.
- Travel Accounts: Most notably, George Vaux VII made a trip to "Indian Country" in 1802-1803. He wrote numerous letters home and kept a small and incomplete travel journal.
- Philadelphia City Affairs: The Vaux were active in civic life. The collection contains information on city improvements, with specific letters and records relating to the water supply. The collection has letters that discuss building the Water Works, records of a Committee on the Sewers, and an agreement between the city and Peale's Museum.
- Business Affairs: The record of the Vaux's diverse business interests is contained in this collection. In addition to their land holdings, the Vaux's were very active in internal improvements, with records from numerous navigation companies held in the collection. The Vaux's were also involved in mining and mineralogy, including Pennsylvania's oil lands, which is also reflected in the content of this collection. Finally, there are partial records of some prominent Philadelphia institutions, such as the Bank of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Contributorship.
- Native American Documents - In addition to George Vaux's travels into Indian Country, there are extracts from Indian Treaties and some records of the Friendly Association in this collection.|
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| ||Call #: ||Mss.Ms.Coll.73|| |
| ||Extent: ||150 Linear Feet|| |
| ||Topics: ||African American | American Revolution | Antebellum Politics | Early National Politics | Marriage and Family Life | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom | Surveying and Maps | Travel|| |
| ||Genre: ||Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Institutional Records | Legal Records | Maps and Surveys|| |
| ||Subjects: ||Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Genealogy. | Land speculation | Mineralogy. | Quaker businesspeople | Quakers -- Missions. | Seneca Indians | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | Yellow fever.|| |
|4||Author: ||Hare, Robert, 1781-1858||Requires cookie*|
| ||Title: ||Robert Hare papers, 1764-1858
| ||Dates: ||1764-1858|| |
| ||Abstract: ||The Robert Hare collection is a large, diverse, and rich collection. The collection contains essays, lectures, and letters to and from Robert Hare, the preeminent chemist in the United States during much of the nineteenth century. But as this collection shows, Hare was far more than a chemist. His essays and lectures touch on an array of topics, including discussions of democracy, currency, history, slavery, among others. The APS collection captures the sophistication of Hare's thought.|
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| ||Call #: ||Mss.B.H22|| |
| ||Extent: ||3 Linear Feet|| |
| ||Topics: ||African American | Antebellum Politics | Business and Skilled Trades | Early National Politics | Education | Literature, Arts, and Culture|| |
| ||Genre: ||Business Records and Accounts | Educational Material | General Correspondence | Literature | Manuscript Essays | Scientific Data | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals|| |
| ||Subjects: ||Abolition, emancipation, freedom | American Philosophical Society | Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania | Banks and banking -- United States. | Blasting, Submarine | Blowpipe. | Capital punishment. | Chemical apparatus | Chemistry | Chemists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Cyclones. | Electricity -- 19th century | Epidemics -- United States | Federalist Party -- Pennsylvania | Fire extinction | Guano | Mesmerism | Money | Paper money -- United States -- 19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Race, race relations, racism | Railroads | Religion | Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities | Science and technology | Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- United States -- 19th century | Slavery -- Pennsylvania. | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Smithsonian Institution | Spiritualism -- Pennsylvania | Storms | Tornadoes | United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century|| |
|5||Author: ||Various authors||Requires cookie*|
| ||Title: ||Broadside Collection, 1638-1980
| ||Dates: ||1638-1980, Undated|| |
| ||Abstract: ||This collection includes printed broadsides from early America. Most are official government documents.|
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| ||Call #: ||Mss.973.C683|| |
| ||Extent: ||760 item(s)|| |
| ||Topics: ||Freemasons | Travel|| |
| ||Genre: ||Business Records and Accounts | Official Government Documents and Records | Printed Material|| |
| ||Subjects: ||Abenaki language | Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Abolitionists. | Acquisitions (Libraries) | Actors | Aeronautics -- History | Agricultural exhibitions | Agriculture -- Missouri | Air -- Purification -- Equipment and supplies | Albert Medal | Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States | Alphabets | American Anti-Vivisection Society | American Philosophical Society | American Philosophical Society -- Prizes | American Philosophical Society. Library | American loyalists. | Anatomy -- Study and teaching. | Animal magnetism. | Anthropology | Antiquities -- Collection and preservation | Aquariums. | Archaeology -- Mexico | Archaeology -- United States. | Architecture | Archives | Arithmetic. | Art -- Exhibitions | Astronomical instruments. | Astronomy | Astronomy -- Early works to 1800 | Balloons. | Bank notes -- Forgeries | Bank notes -- Great Britain | Banks and banking -- Pennsylvania | Barometers. | Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company | Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Bible. New Testament | Bible. O.T. Psalms, II, 1 -- Sermons | Biology. | Birds | Birds -- North America | Birds -- Pictorial works | Birmingham (Pa.) | Bookbinding | Books -- Auction catalogs | Booksellers and bookselling | Boston Port Bill, 1774 | Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773 | Botany | Botany -- Catalogs -- France | Botany -- Catalogs -- Great Britain | Botany -- Catalogs -- United States | Botany -- New York (State) | Braddock's Campaign, 1755. | Brandywine, Battle of, 1777 | Bridges. | Building materials | Bunker Hill, Battle of, 1775 | Business cards | Cables -- Atlantic Ocean | Calculators. | Calendars | Campus Martius (Marietta, Ohio) | Canada -- Description and travel | Canada -- Maps | Canals -- Pennsylvania | Capture at sea | Carriages and carts | Cements, Adhesive | Cetacea | Charities -- England -- London | Chemicals | Chemistry | Chemistry -- History | Chemistry -- Nomenclature | Chemistry -- Study and teaching | Cherokee language -- Alphabet | Cherokee language -- Texts | Chesapeake and Delaware Canal | China -- Medical care | Chinese language | Chipewyan language | Christian calendars | Christianity | Christmas | Chronometers | Church buildings -- Pennsylvania-Philadelphia | Church of Scotland | Civilization -- Early works to 1800 | Clocks and watches. | Coinage. | Coins | Colombia -- Census | Columbia (Symbolic character) | Comets -- Orbits | Congratulations, greetings, thanks | Conjoined twins | Conservation of natural resources. | Constitutional history -- United States | Cotton | Cotton -- Diseases and pests | Cotton -- Statistics | Counting | Court summons | Courtship -- Songs and music | Criticism -- History | Crucero Iberia | Crusades | Cuba -- Statistics, Vital | Cutlery | Cyclopedia | Dance cards | Darwinism. | Daylight saving | Delaware Indians | Delaware Indians -- Religion | Democratic National Convention (1864 : Chicago, Ill.) | Design | Dickinson College -- History -- Sources | Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation | Earth (Planet) | Eclipses. | Education | Education -- Congresses | Education -- South Carolina | Education -- Study and teaching -- England. | Education -- United States. | Eidouranion | Electricity | Electrotherapeutics | Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French | English language | Entomology -- United States. | Episcopal Church -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Eskimo languages | Fairmount Water Works (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Fire extinction -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Fisheries -- Great Britain | Fishes -- Catalogs and collections | Fishes -- Italy | Flags -- United States. | Flight | Flour | Forests and forestry -- United States -- Maps | Forests and forestry -- United States. | Foundries | France. Chambre des pairs | France. Code civil | Franklin (Aircraft carrier) | Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History | Franklin Journal | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Imprints | Freemasonry -- France -- History. | Freemasons -- Pennsylvania | French language | Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures | Fruits | Furnaces | Gas-lighting. | Genetics -- History. | Genetics -- Societies, etc. | Geodesy | Geography -- Europe | Geology | Geology -- Great Britain. | Geology -- Pennsylvania. | Geology -- Tables | Geology, Stratigraphic. | Girard College | Girls' Schools -- France -- Paris | Gorlitz (Dresden, Germany). Gymnasium | Grapes | Great Britain -- Colonies -- America | Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1783 Sept. 3 | Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864 : Philadelphia, Pa.) | Grinnell Expedition, 2d, 1853-1855 | Haiti -- History -- Sources | Harvard University -- Students | Hessians | Historic buildings -- Canada | Historic buildings -- United States | History of the earth and animated nature | History. | Hollywood (Md.) | Honors -- Royal Society (Great Britain) | Hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. | Hospitals -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865. | Human beings -- Origin | Hybridization | Hymns | Hypnotism | Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Indians of North America | Indians of North America -- Antiquities | Indians of North America -- Government relations | Indians of North America -- History | Indians of North America -- Languages | Indulgences | Inland navigation -- United States | Insurance -- Great Britain | Iron and steel bridges | Iroquois Indians -- Agriculture | Jena, Battle of, Jena, Germany, 1806 | Jesus Christ | Kings and rulers | Laboratories | Lamps | Land use -- Ohio | Landscape architecture | Language and languages -- Orthography and spelling | Latin language | Law -- Periodicals | Law -- Virginia | Lectures, public speaking | Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company | Liberty Bell | Library rules and regulations | Library science -- Congresses | Life preservers | Light | Lightning | Lightning conductors | Lions | Lippincott's magazine of literature, science and education | Locks and keys | Locusts | London (England) -- Maps | Longitude. | Lord's prayer | Lotteries | Lowell Observatory | Lumadrama | Lyceums. | Machinery. | Magic squares | Magna Carta | Mammoths. | Martial law -- Philadelphia (Pa.) | Massachusetts -- Finance | Mastodon | Mastodon -- Exhibitions | Mathematical instruments | Maxims | Medical sciences -- Periodicals | Medicine -- Congresses | Medicine -- Humor | Medicine -- Study and teaching. | Menageries -- Boston (Mass.) | Menageries -- Great Britain | Menageries -- Philadelphia | Mercantile Library of Philadelphia | Merino sheep | Mesmerism. | Meteorology | Meteorology - Observations | Meteorology -- Observations -- England -- London | Meteorology -- Observations. | Meteorology -- Tables | Meteors. | Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861 | Mexico -- History -- Sources | Microscopy. | Mineralogy | Missionaries -- China. | Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel | Missourium | Mohawk Indians | Mohawk language -- Texts | Mohegan Indians -- Religion | Mollusks. | Money | Moral philosophy | Moravians -- Missions | Morphology. | Mosquitoes. | Mothers | Mound-builders -- United States | Mounds -- United States | Mount Vernon School (Boston, Mass.) | Museums | Museums -- New York (State) -- New York. | Museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 19th century. | Mustard | Mysticism | National Academy of Sciences | National songs -- United States | Natural Philosophy | Natural history | Natural history -- Periodicals | Natural history -- Societies, etc. | Natural history -- South America | Natural history -- Technique | Natural history -- United States. | Nebulae | New Orleans Canal and Banking Company | Newspapers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Occultism | Odometers | Oneida Community | Optical instruments | Orators | Ordnance | Ozone | Painting -- Exhibitions | Paleontology | Paleontology -- Missouri | Paper money -- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | Patent medicines | Patriotische Martyrer | Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Pennsylvania -- History | Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Perpetual calendars | Perpetual motion | Pharmacology. | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Finance | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Statistics, Vital | Philadelphia (Pa.). Militia | Phrenology. | Physical geography -- Canada | Physical instruments | Physicians | Phytogeography -- United States -- Maps | Planets | Planets -- Observations | Plants -- Collection and preservation. | Plows. | Polarization (Light) | Political geography | Political satire | Poor laws -- Great Britain | Portraits. | Portsmouth (N.H.) -- Statistics, Vital | Postal service -- History | Postal service -- United States. | Presidents -- United States -- Autographs | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1804 | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1840 | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864 | Prices | Prices -- France | Prices -- Italy -- Trieste | Prices -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Prices -- United States | Princeton, Battle of, Princeton, N.J., 1777 | Printing machinery and supplies | Printing presses | Prisons | Privateering | Prizes | Processions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Promissory notes | Propaganda, American | Prophecies | Quakers. | Railroads -- Mexico | Railroads -- Pennsylvania | Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- History | Railroads. | Real property -- Pennsylvania. | Real property. | Redwood family | Reigate and Godstone Railway | Religious education -- Massachusetts | Retired women -- France -- Paris | Rewards programs (Criminal investigation) | Roads -- Pennsylvania | Roots, Numerical | Royal College of Physicians of London | Royal Humane Society (London, England) | Rutgers College | Salt industry and trade | Scales (Weighing instruments) | Schools -- Denmark | Science | Science -- Congresses | Science -- History -- Study and teaching | Science -- Philosophy -- Study and teaching | Science -- Societies, etc. | Science -- Study and teaching. | Scientific apparatus and instruments. | Scientific expeditions. | Seals and labels (Philately) -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Seeds -- Catalogs | Seneca Indians | Serpents | Sheffield (England) | Shipbuilding | Shippensburg (Pa.) | Ships, Iron and steel -- Great Britain | Signals and signaling | Silk | Slavery -- Pennsylvania. | Slavery -- United States. | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Slavey language | Smallpox | Smallpox -- Vaccination | Social cards | Societies. | Society of Friends | Society of Friends -- Great Britain. | Solar eclipses. | South Carolina -- Politics and government | Southwark (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Spelling reform | Stamp Act, 1765 | Stars. | Steam | Steam-carriages | Steam-engines. | Steam-navigation | Steamboats -- United States. | Stoves | Strikes and lockouts | Success | Sugar beet | Sun | Susquehanna County (Pa.) | Sweden. Treaties, etc. United States, 1783 April 3 | Tariffs | Taxation -- Massachusetts | Taxation -- United States | Te Deum laudamus (Music) | Telegraph | Telescopes | Temper | Temperature -- Newfoundland -- St. John's | Temperature measurements. | Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 | Texas. Navy | Theology | Thermometers | Tobacco -- Commerce | Tobacco industry -- Bermuda Islands | Tobacco industry -- Virginia | Tornadoes | Trains -- Central Europe | Transactions of the American Philosophical Society | Transylvania University | Treaties. | Trees -- North America. | Trees. | Trieste (Italy) -- Commerce | Trust indentures. | Tunnels -- England -- Thames River | Type and type-founding -- Specimens | Typhus fever. | U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey | United Nations | United States - Politics and government | United States - Politics and government - 1783-1809 | United States -- Anniversaries, etc. | United States -- Foreign relations -- China | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- American forces | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, German | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources | United States -- Military policy | United States -- Statistics | United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Caricatures and cartoons | United States. Army | United States. Congress (2nd, 1st session : 1791-1792) | United States. Constitution | United States. Continental Army -- Organization | United States. Continental Army -- Staff -- Biography | United States. Declaration of Independence | United States. Navy -- Warrant officers | Uruguay -- History | Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975 | Virginia. Declaration of Rights | Vivisection | Vivisection -- 19th century | Volapük | Warships | Washington Hall | Water -- Purification | Water -- Purification -- Filtration | Water mills | Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796 | Weights and measures. | Whales | Wharton School | Wine and wine making | Women -- Education | Women -- Employment | Wood -- Preservation | Yale University | Zoology | Zoology -- India | Zoology -- Italy | Zoology -- Pictorial works | Zoology -- Study and teaching.|| |