Results:  1059 Items Page: Prev  1 2 3 4 5   ...  Next

Hagley Museum and Library


Hagley Finding Aids Results

https://findingaids.hagley.org/xtf/search?browse-all=yes;startDoc=21
Mendes Cohen report on the economy of a new system of working the engines on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, 1854
Creator: Cohen, Mendes, 1831-1915
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0460
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Mendes Cohen (1831-1915) worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, chiefly in the Motive Power Department, from 1851 to 1855, where he adaptated wood-burning locomotives to coal-burning and devised the method for handling traffic on the 10% temporary grade over the Kingwood Tunnel. The report covers a series of tests and improvements conducted in 1853 and 1854 with the aim of reducing flue wear and tear and fuel consumption in the large coal-burning engines
Louise du Pont Crowninshield papers, 1896-1958
Creator: Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0471
Extent:   19.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) was an early leader in the field of historic preservation and a collector of antiques and hooked rugs. The collection includes her papers as well as those of her husband Francis Boardman Crowninshield, her mother, and other family members.
John J. Raskob papers, 1900-1956
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0473
Extent:   300 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.
Katherine Wooten biographical sketch of Stephen Onion, 1964
Creator: Wooten (Wallace), Katherine, 1893-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0475
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Stephen Onion (d. 1754) was an important ironmaster in the Chesapeake colonies during the early 18th century. The document is a three-page biographical sketch of Stephen Onion, copied from more extensive genealogical notes. The sketch includes several quotations from Onion's letters, which are not otherwise identified.
Margaret Izard Manigault papers, 1779-1857
Creator: Manigault, Margaret Izard, 1768-1824
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0502
Extent:   4.2 linear feet
Abstract:   Manigault's papers consist of her own diaries and correspondence between her and Gabrielle Josephine du Pont (1770-1836), both which document the life of a female member of Charleston's merchant-planter elite during the Early National Period, and the web of connections linking Charleston, New York and Philadelphia society.
Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company stock transfer books, 1833-1863
Creator: Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0669
Extent:   2 volumes
Abstract:   Incorporated in 1830, Beaver Meadow Railroad & Coal Company transported anthracite coal mined in Beaver Meadow to Philadelphia markets. The company merged into the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1864. Their records consist of stock transfer books in two volumes, dated 1833 to 1846 and 1861 to 1863, which list transactions of the company shares and changes in ownership.
William Henry Russell collection of Morris family papers, 1684-1935
Creator: Russell, W.H.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0721
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Morris family of Philadelphia were brewers, merchants, land speculators, manufacturers, and prominent participants in public affairs. Their papers are primarily from Samuel and Isaac W. Morris. However, the collection includes papers from other family members from the first Anthony Morris to John Thompson Morris (1847-1915), the founder of the Morris Arboretum in Germantown. There are also papers from members of the Wistar, Paschall, and Mifflin families allied by marriage.
Frederick W. Wood papers, 1867-1943
Creator: Wood, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1857-1943
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0884
Extent:   13.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Frederick William Wood was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. His papers constitute a major source on the history of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are primarily official records of the various companies with which Wood was associated.
Erie City Iron Works records, 1864-1937
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0905
Extent:   14 linear feet
Abstract:   The Erie City Iron Works was founded by Pennsylvania capitalist Bethuel Boyd Vincent (1803-1876) as the Presque Isle Foundry in 1840. The Works was a major manufacturer of boilers, stationary and portable engines and machinery for sawmills and steam riveting as well as railroad freight and passenger cars. Their records are largely comprised of accounting records.
Michel Adanson notes on nitrate, undated
Creator: Adanson, Michel, 1727-1806.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0906
Extent:   20 leaves
Abstract:   During his lifetime, French botanist Michel Adanson (1727-1806) assembled a large number of notes and documents for a projected but never completed scientific encylcopedia. This collection of Adanson's notes focuses on nitrates, including saltpeter.
Phoenix Steel Corporation records, 1827-1963, bulk 1856-1949
Creator: Phoenix Steel Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0916
Extent:   77.3 linear feet
Abstract:   The Phoenix Steel Company was established in the late 18th century as a manufacturer of cut nails. It later became a major producer of railroad rails and iron and steel structural members. Their records include minutes (1856-1929); stock ledgers; brief of title papers and property maps; legal and financial correspondence and tax papers; account books; and a works diary.
Blockley Cotton Factory records, 1819-1882, undated
Creator: Blockley Cotton Factory (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   60 items
Abstract:   The Blockley Cotton Factory was established ca. 1819 in Blockley Township, now part of West Philadelphia, by Philadelphia merchant Manuel Eyre. These records relate to the erection and operation of the factory.
Pennsylvania iron industry correspondence, bills, and receipts, 1807-1892, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   Consists of correspondence, bills, and receipts concerning the iron industry in Pennsylvania during the nineteenth century.
William Van Hook v. Somerville Manufacturing Company court documents, 1844-1847
Creator: Somerville Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   The Somerville Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New Jersey in 1837 with the power to engage in any of a number of branches of textile and metal manufacture. The records consist of two legal documents from the suit of William Van Hook against the company, which resulted in its liquidation.
Kensington Lead Works records, 1795-1847
Creator: Kensington Lead Works (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   38 items
Abstract:   The Kensington Lead Works was established by Franklin Eyre in 1832. Their records include inventories, accounts of expenditures and of sales of white lead by Franklin Eyre and correspondence from agent Thomas Janvier to Manuel Eyre in Philadelphia.
Testimony in the case of Anthony S. Earl vs. Thomas E. Deacon, 1832
Creator: New Jersey. Circuit Court (Burlington County)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Earl family owned extensive landholdings near Pemberton, Burlington County, N.J., during the 19th century. The record consists of notes of testimony in the suit of Anthony S. Earl vs. Thomas E. Deacon involving the Pemberton grist and sawmills and containing descriptive accounts of them.
Testimony in the case of Samuel and Jonathan L. Shreve vs. Thomas E. Deacon, 1845-1846
Creator: New Jersey. Circuit Court (Burlington County).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The record contains testimony in a case of the Shreves over land and water rights at Birmingham and contains many references to dams, grist mills, sawmills, woolen mills and fulling mills in the vicinity.
Complaint in the case of State Bank at Trenton vs. Abner Reeder, et al., 1826 November 3
Creator: New Jersey. Court of Chancery.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The State Bank at Trenton (N.J.) was incorporated in 1812 and operated until May 16, 1825, when it suspended payment. The bill of complaint of the bank against Abner Reader, its former president, in an action over the bank's insolvency.
Manuel Eyre business papers, 1796-1815
Creator: Eyre, Manuel, 1777-1845
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   332 items
Abstract:   Manuel Eyre, a Philadelphia merchant of Quaker ancestry, joined with Charles Massey, Jr., in 1803, to form the mercantile firm of Eyre & Massey. Their records include shipping papers, ship's articles, accounts, manifests and bills of lading, and letters from corresponding merchants.
National Industrial Conference Board (NICB) records, 1916-1985
Creator: National Industrial Conference Board.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1057
Extent:   135 linear feet
Abstract:   The National Industrial Conference Board, later renamed The Conference Board, formed in 1916 as a response by the business community to continued labor unrest and growing public criticism. Their records are an important source for understanding the business community's response to most political and socioeconomic issues.
Page: Prev  1 2 3 4 5   ...  Next