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Jacob Graff mercantile bill and accounts, 1785
Creator: Graff, Jacob, 1751-1793
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1144A
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Consists of three mercantile account records of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Graff.
Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) records, 1831-1964
Creator: Wilmington Savings Fund Society (Wilmington, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1155
Extent:   70 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilmington Savings Fund Society was established in 1831 as a "safe depository for the earnings of working people" which also promoted the opportunity for homebuilding and lending money for home mortgages. Their records consist primarily of minutes and account books.
Joshua Gilpin notebook, 1800-1831
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1214
Extent:   1 volume [microfilm]
Abstract:   Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. HIs notebook describes the process of chlorine bleaching, with drawings and formulae.
Schuykill Navigation Company subscription list for loans, 1823-1824
Creator: Schuylkill Navigation Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1215
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Schuylkill Navigation Company constructed a canal along the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia to the anthracite coal field near Pottsville between 1815 and 1825. The item is a small notebook with subscriptions to the company's loans in 1823 and 1824.
Mercantile advertising circulars and prices current, 1784-1804
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1215
Extent:   23 items
Abstract:   Consists of advertising circulars and prices current, addressed to several Philadelphia merchants.
People's Steam Navigation Company stock certificate, 1833
Creator: People's Steam Navigation Company.; Eyre, Manuel, 1777-1845
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Stock certificate for 100 shares issued to Manuel Eyre of Philadelphia, August 2, 1833.
Landing permit issued by John Graff to Samuel Merian for the brig Dispatch, 1785 March 10
Creator: Graff, John, 1760-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This is a landing permit issued by John Graff (b. 1760), deputy collector of customs for the port of Philadelphia, to Samuel Merian.
Karthaus family papers, 1794-1966
Creator: Karthaus family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1340
Extent:   1.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Peter Arnold Karthaus (1765-1840) immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany in 1796 and established a mercantile business in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley. The collection documents Karthaus' mercantile business, land development in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and his partnership with fellow German immigrant, Frederick W. Geissenhainer, a pioneer in using coal to smelt iron.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359
Extent:   23.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359 (Part II)
Extent:   47 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
John Elgar letter to Charles Lukens, 1825 March 31
Creator: Elgar, John, 1784-1858
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1366
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   John Elgar was a Quaker master mechanic employed in the York, Pa., foundry of Phineas Davis, Israel Gartner and James Webb. The letter is an order for sheet iron used to build the hull of the steamboat Codorus.
National Association of Manufacturers records, 1895-2013, bulk 1930-1980
Creator: National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1411
Extent:   1,269 linear feet
Abstract:   The National Association of Manufacturers was established in the 1890s to protect American goods from foreign competition and promote trade expansion.Their records provide comprehensive documentation on the organization's programs and activities.
Huston family papers, 1718-1971
Creator: Huston, Stewart, 1898-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1441
Extent:   3.75 linear feet
Abstract:   Stewart Huston (1898-1971) began his career as a metallurgist and worked in varying capacities in the family business, Lukens Steel Company, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, from 1923 until his death. Assembled by Huston, the collection relates to genealogy and family history.
All American Engineering Company records, 1937-1975
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1541
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The engineering and research unit of All American Aviation, once the principal feeder airline for the mid-Atlantic region, became the All American Engineering Company in 1953. Their records document the early evolution of All American Aviation, the development of its system of air pick-up service, and its use in postal and military applications.
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records, 1883-1941
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Predecessor and subsidiary companies. Local transit companies.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1552
Extent:   85 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection is composed primarily of minute books and financial records of some sixty-five local transit companies, documenting the process of franchise acquisition and system building through merger.
Girard Bank list of stockholders, 1839
Creator: Girard Bank
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1559
Extent:   1 volume 45 pages
Abstract:   In 1811, Girard's Bank was established in the former First Bank of the United States headquarters in order to maintain adequate banking facilities for Philadelphia. This manuscript lists all of the stockholders of the Girard Bank as of October 22, 1839.
Charles Lee Reese papers, 1831-1947, bulk 1880-1936
Creator: Reese, Charles L. (Charles Lee), 1862-1940
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1590
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Charles L. Reese papers are a miscellaneous group of material from his student days, the texts of lectures and articles, biographical materials and genealogical notes.
Eleuthère Irénée du Pont ledger, 1814-1818
Creator: Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1618
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771–1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the gunpowder manufacturer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. This ledgers documents his accounts current between the years 1814 and 1818.
J. Howard Pew papers, 1902-1971
Creator: Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1634
Extent:   117 linear feet
Abstract:   The J. Howard Pew papers are primarily concerned with Pew's political activities and philanthropy. Of particular interest are the letters which document Pew's activities in the American Liberty League, the Republican National Committee, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company records, 1849-1960
Creator: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1643
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad was one of the largest and most prosperous anthracite mining and transporting companies in Pennsylvania.Their records consist of minutes of the DL&W and its two direct predecessors.
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