1 box, 4 vols.(. 0.45 linear feet).
Organized in 7 folders, followed by volumes.
This collection contains family papers spanning three generations, beginning with the courtship of John Lardner Clark and his wife Sophia Marion Ross, through the daily correspondence of their daughter Emeline Marion Clark and son-in-law John Clarke Sims, and finally the personal and legal documents of their grandson Clifford Stanley Sims and his wife Mary Josephine Abercrombie. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, information on estates, wills, genealogical records, and an address book.
John Lardner Clark (1770-1837) of Philadelphia was the fifth child born to Elijah and Jane (Lardner) Clark. He married Sophia Marion Ross (1779-1812) of Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 1, 1797. Their youngest daughter, Emeline Marion (b. 1807), married John Clarke Sims (1807-1882), son of John and Mary (Neale) Sims, on December 8, 1830. John Clarke and Emeline lived in Philadelphia, where John was a successful lawyer. One of their four sons, Clifford Stanley Sims (1839-1896), also went on to enjoy a notable career as an attorney. On August 2, 1865, Clifford married Mary Josephine Abercrombie (1841-1908).
The collection is open for research.
[Indicate cited item or series here], Clark-Sims Family Papers (Collection 3073), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.