Haverford College - Quaker and Special Collections
Primarily correspondence of the related Quaker families of Collins, Cresson, Emlen, Morris, Wistar and Wood, also diaries, photographs, genealogy, financial, legal and business papers, clippings, maps, facsimiles and other papers. Includes: correspondence of Annabella Elliott Cresson (1743-1793) and husband Caleb Cresson (1742-1816); letters (1815-1816) of Caleb Cresson (1775-1821) while in England and France and transcript of journal of his visit; papers of Charles Caleb Cresson (1816-1902) include research notes and notebooks (topics include Pierre Cresson, William Penn Charter School and John Archdale, also his genealogical research on Bacon, Cresson, Elliott, Emlen, Warder and related families), letterbook (1893-1895) and his "Our Saviour as a Wine Drinker"; transcript of journal (1784-1785) of trip to Barbados by James Cresson (1741-1799); memoirs (ca. 1764) of Joshua Cresson (1744-1793); approx. 240 letters (1876-1878) of Joshua H. Morris (1822-1885) and Elizabeth Stokes Morris ... Read More
Present are a book of travel expenses, 1849, 1856-1858, and a travel diary, 1855-1856, of a Grand Tour to the Continent, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Crimea, and Greece. In Jerusalem, he visited Warder Cresson, a former Quaker from Philadelphia who had converted to Judaism and was an early Zionist. Blight also decribes the battlefields and veterans of the Crimean War
An extensive family collection, the Vaux Family Papers center around the lives of George Vaux V (1721-1803), George Vaux VII (1779-1836), and George Vaux VIII (1832-1915), their business partners, siblings, wives, and children, and encompasses the extended Vaux family of Warders, Sansoms, Heads, Graffs, Morrises, Cressons, and Mayberrys. The collection includes correspondence, financial accounts, receipts, business records, journals, diaries, photographs, and legal documents.
A product of the distinctive culture of reform in antebellum Philadelphia, William Parker Foulke was the scion of the old elite who put a conservative stamp on social change. Trained as an attorney, Foulke spent much of his adult life engaging his deep amateur interest in natural history and mental philosophy and devoting himself to a variety of civic and philanthropic causes, including the colonization of freed slaves, penal reform, and cultural institutions in his native Philadelphia. The Foulke Papers are the product of the diverse social and intellectual interests of the Philadelphia attorney and philanthropist William Parker Foulke. Consisting primarily of correspondence, notes, and essays, the collection touches on Foulke's many interests. The collection includes numerous lectures delivered by Foulke along with material on the Lancaster County Prison, New York Prison Association, and the Philadelphia Society For Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons; notebooks concerning ... Read More
Brigham Young University - L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Contains the papers of the Kane family of Philadelphia and Kane, Pennsylvania. Includes papers created and collected by John K. Kane and his wife, Jane Duval Kane; and their children, specifically Thomas L. Kane and his wife, Elizabeth Kane. Contains letters to and from several important American political and historical figures, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, John Hancock, Andrew Jackson, Horace Greeley, and U.S. Grant. A large portion of the collection also deals with Thomas Kane's service in the American Civil War. The collection also includes Kane's correspondence with several Mormon leaders, including Brigham Young, and documentation of his relationship with the Mormons.
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The papers of Texas writer, folklorist, and educator J. Frank Dobie contain numerous manuscripts for his writings, voluminous correspondence files, and extensive research materials, plus personal papers, manuscripts by others, and Dobie family letters and papers.