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William Henry Russell collection of Morris family papers

Accession 0721

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Henry Russell collection of Morris family papers
Dates: 1684-1935
Accession Number: 0721
Creator: Russell, W.H.
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
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.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Copies

Some materials in the collection are available on microfilm. See inventory listing below for microfilm reel numbers.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use.

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Historical Note

The Morris family of Philadelphia were brewers, merchants, land speculators, manufacturers, and prominent participants in public affairs.

Anthony Morris was born in London in 1654. His father died on a voyage to Barbados about a year after his birth. His mother then went to Barbados to settle his affairs, where she too died, leaving Anthony an orphan in London. Anthony Morris became a Quaker and emigrated to Burlington, N.J., in 1682, relocating to Philadelphia about three years later. Around 1687 he founded the second brewery in the city, which became the basis of the family fortune. He was one of the founders of the William Penn Charter School and served in a number of legislative and judicial offices. After 1701 he retired from business ans devoted much of his time to preaching and the affairs of the Society of Friends. He died in 1721.

His son, Anthony Morris, was born in London in 1681/82 (old style). He continued the family brewing business and, beginning in 1720, made large investments in the iron industry. He became a partner of Thomas Rutter, Thomas Potts, et al., in the Colebrookdale Furnace in Berks County and in 1727 was one of the founders of the Durham Furnace. He also invested in flour mills in Bucks County. He represented Philadelphia in the Provincial Assembly (1721-1726) and was Mayor of Philadelphia (1738-1739). He died on September 23, 1763.

His son, Anthony Morris (1705-1780), continued the brewing business. He was one of the founders of the elite fishing club, the "Colony in Schuylkill." His son, Samuel Morris (1734-1812), was a merchant who was also a member of the "Colony in Schuylkill," the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club, and other elite sporting clubs. In 1774 he helped organize the Philadelphia Troop of Light Horse and was its commander from 1775 to 1786. He fought at Brandywine, Germantown, and Trenton, where his brother, Maj. Anthony Morris, was killed. During the war he also served two terms in the Provincial Assembly and was Commissary General of the Middle District.

Luke Wistar Morris (1768-1830) and Isaac Wistar Morris (1770-1831), the sons of Samuel Morris, operated the Dock & Pearl Street Brewery in Philadelphia. Isaac W. Morris was also a member of the company formed to promote John Fitch's steamboat. Isaac Paschall Morris (1803-1869), the son of Isaac Wistar Morris, was originally a druggist but abandoned the trade in 1827 to manufacture machinery with his cousin, Levi, and brother, Joseph. The firm became I.P. Morris & Co. in 1841 and developed into one of the city's most important manufacturers.

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Scope and Content

The 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.

The papers of Samuel Morris include account books, bank books, letter books, correspondence, bills, and deeds. Included are Revolutionary War accounts for hospital and commissary supplies, including accounts of Thomas Stockton at Princeton and John Connor at Valley Forge. The letter books contain a copy of his letter of resignation as commander of the Troop of Light Horse, as well as correspondence relating to his service as Commissary General, his mercantile ventures with his brother Israel Morris and the firm of Morris & Miercken, merchants and sugar refiners. Records of Morris' commissary activities with Pennsylvania hospitals include accounts of the physicians Jonathan Potts, William Shippen, and Thomas Bond. There are also records of the sale of slaves in Trenton, N.J., in 1781, of loans to the Batsto Iron Works, and a plat of the Durham Estate.

The papers of Isaac Wistar Morris include account books, bank books, two letter books (1811-1830), loose correspondence, bills, and deeds. Many of the papers pertain to the family's land holdings in the Philadelphia area and in the northern and western counties of Pennsylvania. The papers also contain material relating to Cedar Grove, the Paschall family estate near Philadelphia, including an inventory of 1831 and notes on the architectural history of the house by Fiske Kimball. Other papers document Morris' role as treasurer of the Friends' Committee for Indian Affairs (1822-1829); his partnership in Kimber, Conrad & Co., booksellers; and as one of the managers of the Westtown School (1812-1824), including lists of legacies, gifts, donors, and debts.

Among the other family members, Dr. Benjamin Morris is represented by a series of letters written while in London and on the Continent as a medical student (1748-1753) which reveal his close association with the eminent London Quaker physician, Dr. John Fothergill. Israel Morris is represented by papers from the mercantile firm of Forbes & Morris. Isaac Paschall Morris is represented by about 70 items, including a recipe book for compounding prescriptions for humans and animals (1824), a booklet on smelting silver ore, and two items from the I.P. Morris Co. John T. Morris is represented by 30 items, including some of his papers as overseer of public schools in Philadelphia.

Papers of allied families include receipt books of Elizabeth Coates Paschall of Cedar Grove (1741-1762), business letters of New York merchant John Franklin, brother-in-law of Samuel Morris, and land records and estate papers of the Wistar family.

Among the miscellany are two printed genealogies of the Wistar family, a history of the Francis Perot's Sons Malting Company of Philadelphia (founded in 1687), a pamphlet issued by British Quakers against the slave trade (1822), a broadside issued by the mayor of Philadelphia in connection with the nativist riots of 1844, and a broadside promoting the proposed Southwark Canal in Philadelphia.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Volumes
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1 Receipt book of Samuel Morris, 1 April 1756-29 February 1768 [includes a loose receipt dated 1770]
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2 Ledger of Samuel Morris of cash accounts, 1778-1780 [accounts of various persons for hauling sundries for general hospitals]
Volume
3 Ledger of Samuel Morris for ground rent and house rent, 1 May 1794-1 May 1818
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4 "Waste book or memorandum book" of Samuel Morris, May 1779-May 1781 [Back of book reads "accounts for 1778 April 10-1778 May 28 and loose material dated 1760 and 1786"]
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5 "Waste book or rather memorandum book" of Samuel Morris, 30 May 1781-18 May 1786 [goods received, cash receipts, other enclosures]
Volume
6 Ledger and memo book of miscellaneious accounts and estate matters handled by Israel Morris, 28 July 1776-December 1807
Volume
7 Letterbook of Samuel Morris as Commissary General of Hospital - Reading, Philadelphia, 23 March 1778-5 January 1780
Volume
8 Letterbook, includes correspondence of Samuel Morris, R. Footman, Morris & Miercken, and one bill of lading of Benjamin W. Morris, 11 March 1780-30 April 1786 [correspondence of Samuel Morris, R. Footman, and Morris & Miercken; bill of lading of Benjamin W. Morris]
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9 Letterbook, includes correspondence of Morris & Miercken, Samuel Morris, and Benjamin W. Moris, 4 May 1786-5 June 1789 [correspondence of Morris & Miercken, Samuel Morris and Benjamin W. Morris]
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10 Letterbook, includes correspondence of Morris & Miercken and Samuel Morris, 9 June 1789-12 May 1791 [correspondence of Morris & Miercken and Samuel Morris]
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11 Letterbook, includes corespondence of Morris & Miercken and Samuel Morris, 22 May 1791-21 June 1793 [correspondence of Morris & Miercken and Samuel Morris]
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12 Letterbook, including correspondence of Morris & Miercken, Samuel Morris, and Benjamin W. Morris, 26 June 1793-20 July 1798 [correspondence of Morris & Miercken, Samuel Morris and Benjamin W. Morris]
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13 Letterbook, includes correspondence of Samuel Morris, 10 February 1799-15 October 1811 [correspondence of Samuel Morris]
Volume
14 Cash Book "B", possibly of Samuel Morris, January 1763-May 1772
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15 Account book of Samuel Morris, including record of acting power of attorney for his son Benjamin W. Morris and wife, dated May 1808 to Feb. 1810, 1784-1787 [includes record of acting power of attorney of son, Benjamin W. Morris and wife, 1808 May-1810 February]
Volume
16 Account book, joint venture of Benjamin W. Morris and Issac W. Morris. Includes Isaac W. Morris Memorandums dated Dec. 1826 to Sept. 1831, December 1794-July 1801 [includes Isaac W. Morris memorandums, 1826 December 22-1831 September 27]
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17 Ledger of Benjamin W. Morris. Includes five loans to "Anthony" and two letters signed by Benjamin W. Morris, July 1781, March-May 1804 [includes five loans to Anthony, 1804 March 31-1804; 1804 April 14, 20; 1804 May 8, 22; two letters signed by Benj. W. Morris, 1781 July 17-22]
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18 Invoice book - shipments made by Samuel and Israel Morris, Philadelphia, 8 August 1755-25 April 1772
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19 Letterbook of Samuel and Israel Morris, Philadelphia, 24 February 1757-1 December 1763
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20 Letterbook of Samuel and Israel Morris, Philadelphia, 1 December 1763-5 April 1775
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21 Ledger of Isaac W. Morris "distinct from his brewhouse Accts.," 1794-1811, 1822
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22 Letterbook of Isaac W. Morris, Philadelphia, 3 December 1811-5 December 1825
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23 Letterbook of Isaac W. Morris, Philadelphia, 23 January 1826-16 April 1830
Volume
24 "Estate of William Penrose" Isaac W. Morris, Administrator, January 1817-February 1819 [includes documents and letters of administration of accounts]
Volume
25 "Estate of William Penrose". Accounts of Luke W. Morris, guardian of children of William Penrose, January 1817-February 1819
Volume
26 Receipt book of Elizabeth Paschall, 3 December 1741-25 August 1750
Volume
27 Receipt book of Elizabeth Paschall, 27 June 1750-28 January 1762 [includes signatures of early Philadelphians]
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28 Recipes for compounding prescriptions for humans and animals, "I. P. Morris 1824," 1824
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29 Recipes for cure of various ailments and afflictions from Elizabeth Paschall's recipe book. Includes 2 letters from Samuel Huntington to General Mifflin, 1780, 1780 [includes copies of two letters of Samuel Huntington to General Mifflin]
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30 "Letter book belonging to Thomas ___, 8th November 1763", includes extracts of letters, poems, prayers, and other materials, 1763 [includes extracts of letters, poems, and prayers]
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31 Bank pass book of Samuel Morris with the Bank of North America, 1 January 1793-19 January 1807
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32 Bank pass book of Samuel Morris with the Bank of North America, 1 January 1793 - 1 October 1806
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33 Bank pass book of Samuel Morris with the Bank of Pennsylvania, 11 March 1797 - 6 June 1801
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34 Bank pass book of Samuel Morris with the Bank of Pennsylvania, 18 July 1801 - 16 November 1805
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35 Bank pass book of Samuel Morris with the Bank of Pennsylvania, 11 March 1797 - 19 December 1804
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36 Bank pass book of Sarah and Isaac P. Morris with Farmers & Mechanics Bank, 13 June 1837 - 2 November 1842
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37 Bank pass book of Luke and Isaac W. Morris with the Bank of the United States, 28 May 1799 -4 January 1809 [on 1800 March 25, Isaac W. Morris continues alone]
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38 Bank pass book of Isaac W. Morris with the Bank of the United States, 4 December 1802 - 1 January 1809
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39 Bank pass book, "Private Account Book" with the Philadelphia Bank of Isaac W. Morris, 7 March 1820 - 28 December 1824
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40 Bank pass book of Isaac W. Morris with the Philadelphia Bank, 1 January 1825 - 21 May 1831
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41 Bank pass book of Isaac W. Morris with the Bank of North America, 1 January 1802 - 29 November 1808
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42 Receipt book of Samuel Morris, 18 February 1768 - 16 December 1794 [in back of book: Israel Morris, 1771 May 2-1775 February 7, with many loose enclosures]
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43 Notebook of Samuel Morris of expenditures on various vessels and trade ventures, 6 March 1779 - 27 January 1781
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44 Poor Will's Pocket Almanak 18 printed volumes, with annotations and notes by Isaac W. Morris, 1789-1829 [includes 18 volumes, all with annotations and notes of Isaac W. Morris] ; 18.0 volumes
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45 Pamphlet: "Ac Act authorising the Governor to incorporate the Philadelphia and Trenton Rail Road Company," 23 February 1832
Volume
46 Captain Samuel Morris - Cash book, 1761-1776
Volume
47 Captain Samuel Morris - Day book, 1769-1812
Volume
47A Bank pass book of Isaac W. Morris with the Bank of North America, 10 October 1799 - 4 January 1809 [includes 10 loose cancelled notes, 1795-1804] ; 10.0 items
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3 "Old Bonds Settled 1812 8 Mo" - Samuel Morris Jr., 1812 August [describe as a package] ; 14.0 items
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3 Letters to Isaac P. Morris from his father & others in family, 1819 [described as a package] ; 23.0 items
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3 Mortgage: Issac W. Morris to Samuel Coates, 1808 May 26
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3 Mortgage: William Adams to Anthony Morris & Issac W. Morris, 1803 April 30
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3 Mortgage: William Crawford to Anthony Morris & Isaac W. Morris, 1801 December 28
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3 Release: Abraham Sharples Jr. to Isaac W. Morris, 1880 April 26
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3 Release: Thomas W. to Isaac W. Morris, 1805 September 30 [#132 in same folder[?]]
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3 Deed: Francis H. Smith, Treasurer To Burr Woolman and deed by endorsement of Burr Woolman and wife to Isaac W. Morris for same premises, 1819 July 19
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3 Copy of Deed of Settlement: Anthony Morris to John Hunt, in Trust, 1775 November 3
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3 Bond: William Crawford to Anthony Morris, 1801 December 25 [#135 in same folder[?]]
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3 Coy of Grant of a Township in Nova Scotia to Timothy Donaldson and James Moore, 1760 January 8
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3 Business Accounts of Isaac W. Morris, 1815-1860; 5.0 items
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3 Papers relating to the building of two store buildings in Market St., Philadelphia- by Sarah Morris, 1832 [includes agreements with Kenny and Martin who did the work] ; 16.0 items
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3 Letter of Henry Drinker (of the Bank of North America) to Samuel Morris, respecting a property in Philadelphia called Molieres lot, 1810 October 12
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3 Papers relating to estates of Thomas and Caspar Wistar, 1815-1825; 4.0 items
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3 Papers relating to business affairs of William Crawford; a bill for cord wood; letter of Samuel Painter to Isaac W. Morris, regarding sale of barley, 1801, 1805
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3 Correspondence of Thomas Shannon and others with Isaac W. Morris regarding sale of lands, in western part of Pennsylvania, with attendant papers, 1799-1819; 5.0 items
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3 Papers relating to Charles Snowden and a plat showing property in Philadelphia sold by him to Isaac W. Morris, 1798; 6.0 items
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4 Bills paid by Executors of Estate of Isaac W. Morris (who died 1833), undated [a few for Sarah, his widow, who died in 1842] ; 604.0 items
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4 Counterpart Lease: Elizabeth Frampton to Thomas Budd, 1687 March 24
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4 Counterpart Deed: Anthony Morris to John Flesbrey (sp.?), 1687 February 1
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4 Mortgage: Elizabeth Frampton to Thomas Hart and Walter Benthall (by their attorney, Henry Jones), 1687 March 14 [includes several endorsements, with seals]
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5 Papers belonging to Richard Morrin's [Merrion?] estate [He is described as "tobacco cutter" in Philadelphia (1750s-1770s).] ; 280.0 items
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5 Accounts of Mary Urquhart relating to the Estate of Alexander Urquhart, 1818-1827; 12.0 items
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5 Papers relating to Morris lands in Northumberland County, PA, 1795-1810; 5.0 items
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5 Bonds, agreements, memoranda and other business papers connected with Isaac W. Morris in Philadelphia, 1797-1822; 10.0 items
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5 Business letters of John Franklin, New York merchant, to his brother-in-laws, Samuel and Israel Morris, 1761-1771 [includes a letter of Franklin to D. Morris (1756); letter of John Franklin (copy, 1762); letter of D. Franklin (1766)] ; 75.0 items
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6 Deed: Robert Longshore to John Sanders, 1693 September 20
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6 Cedar Grove Estate - appraisals and accounts, 1894, undated; 6.0 items
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6 Articles of Agreement - between George Happell and Frederick Kraft, for sale of land in Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, 1745 April 20, 1746 [includes endorsement of cancel the agreement, and subsequent sale to Elizabeth Paschall, 1746]
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6 Copy of Will of Thomas Coates, 1719
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6 Copy of Will of Joseph Paschall, 1741
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6 Minute and plat regarding road from Germantown to Frankford, Pa., 1809; 3.0 items
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6 Lease: Enock Coates to Beulah Coates, 1722 March 15
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6 Agreements of Sarah Morris with Micahel Crook, William Burkett, and George Crager, 1834, 1837; 3.0 items
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6 Deed: George and Ann Walker to George Smith, 1700 November 8 [from #165 in same folder[?]]
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6 Deed: Richard and Mary Waln to George Habell, 1741 November 13 [from #165 in same folder[?]]
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6 Deed: Richard and Mary Waln to George Habell, 1741 November13 [from #165 in same folder[?]]
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6 Deed: George Paschall & wife to Elizabeth Paschall, 1746 January 20 [from #165 in same folder[?]]
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6 Deed: Thomas Coates & wife to Beulah Coates, 1773 November 24 [includes Samuel Coates' receipt of same date; from #165 in same folder[?]]
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6 Judgements: John Franoe and William Hesse, 1803-1814; 11.0 items
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6 Receipts and bills, chiefly of Isaac W. Morris & wife Sarah, 1830-1837; 25.0 items
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6 Business correspondence, shipment orders, and account of Lawrence Williams (London) to Joseph Paschall (Philadelphia), 1737-1741; 47.0 items
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6 Draft of letter by Samuel Morris of Philadelphia to John Taylor in Bath, England, referring to conditions in colonies, 1775 July 6 [includes: "the times are such that I am really doubtful whether the Parliament in England means we should hold any property as our own in any part of America I firmly believe from the Unanimity that prevails in the Colonies we shall in the End gain our desires, which is by no means an Independency but to be left on the same Footing as we were some years ago..."]
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6 Letter of Robert Levers and Robert Traill to Samuel Morris regarding shipment of eleven tons of pig iron from Durham Works, dated Easton, 1783 October 27
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6 Draft of letter, otherwise unidentified, describing conditions of one Betsy as a result of inoculation for smallpox, 1768 May 20
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6 Note of Robert Waln regarding a fence erected by Elizabeth Paschall at Frankford, 5 December 1749, 1749 December 5
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6 Genealogical notes regarding, Chalkey, Coates and Paschall families, 1774 December 14 [includes fragments of a document (14 December 1774) concerning Isaac Paschall, deceased]
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7 Correspondence of Francis Wade and Jared Ingersoll addressed to Samuel Morris and Richard Gootman, concerning the estate of Magdalen Devine, dated 1783?-1886, 1783-1786?; 16.0 items
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7 Briefs of Titles regarding land, and estate of Magdalen Devine, 1770-1779; 3.0 items
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7 Declaration of Trust: Samuel Morris Jr. and Richard Footman to Magdalen Devine, 1779 October 5
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7 Deed: Benjamin W. Morris and Issac W. Morris to William Farrell, 1797 June 10
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7 Deed: James Logan and wife to Samuel Morris and Richard Footman, 1779 October 4
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7 Deed in Trust: Magdalen Devine to Thomas Bond and Samuel Morris Jr., 177 July 4 [includes Counterpart Deed in Trust of same parties, under same dated and signed by Bond and Morris]
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7 Declaration of Trust: William and James Logan to Magdalen Devine, 1770 October 23 [dosument marked on front "Not executed"]
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7 Letter of Samuel Morris and Richard Footman to William Lewis, concerning one Francis Wade, and the case of Magdalen Devine, undated
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7 Inquisition in case of Samuel Morris and Richard Footman vs. Francis Wade, undated [includes precept to Sheriff for summoning jury in the case]
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7 Copy of Will of Magdalen Devine proved 14 May 1784 at Philadelphia, with Samuel Morris and Richard Footman, as executors, 1784 May 14 [includes certificate of probate]
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7 Accounts of funds paid by Samuel Morris for Magdalen Devine, 1780-1782
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7 Memorandum of case paid and received on account, Estate of Magdalen Devine, by Samuel Morris, 1785 July 26
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7 Letter of William Lewis to [Samuel Morris and Richard Footman] concerning the Will of Magdalen Devine, and the legal obstacles raised by it, 1784 June 20
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7 Correspondence, bills, receipts, and other business papers of Samuel Morris (1734-1812), 1783-1792, undated, 1802-1809 [includes loans and Batsto Iron Works (N.J.): mortgage 1783-1791, letters of Effingham Lawrence, John Mifflin, Charles and Andrew Pettit, Thomas Morris, John Malcolm, Isaac W. Morris, Hudson ? H. Wells?, Henry Drinker, Jr.] ; 300.0 items
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8 Brief of Title Deeds, Estate of Luke Morris, 1691-1761
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8 Papers relating to estate of Joseph Paschall, 1786-1794, [includes copy of his will] ; 3.0 items
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8 Account of executors of estate of Caspar Wistar, 1812-1813, 1812-1813; 2.0 items
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8 Papers of Forbes & Morris, mercantile firm in which Israel Morris was partner, 1780's-1790's, 1780's-1790's; 25.0 items
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8 St. Paul's Church, Philadlephia, Ground rest accounts with Samuel Morris and his sons, 1773-1801, 1773-1801; 30.0 items
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11 Letters from Dr. Benjamin Morris, 1725-1755 [includes letters while in London and on the Continent as a medical student, 1748-1753, and undated, addressed chiefly to his father, Anthony Morris of Philadelphia; they also include a letter from his brother, Samuel, and one from hisw brother-in-law, Benjamin Shoemaker. These letters describe his sojourn in London, 'walking the hospitals'and his close association with the eminent Quaker physician, Dr. John Fothergill (1712-1780), who appears to have been his chief mentor while there. Morris was abroad for several years in England, France and Holland. One letter mentions his failure to proceed to Edinburgh for instruction. Another one, written in1753, to his brother, Joseph, expresses the possibility of building a private 'Mad House'for mental patients near Philadelphia.] ; 16.0 items
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11 Anthony Morris (1654-1721), 1718, undated, 1697 [includes incomplete pieces, two of which are portions of letters; a third item that is an agreement of Anthony Morris, with seal and the dated is 1697, and appears to be part of a legal document; it also contains other signatures.] ; 3.0 items
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6 Captain Samuel Morris (1734-1812) papers, 1760-1812 [Correspondence, bills, receipts, promissory notes, accounts, deeds, agreements, and other business papers. Names include: Samuel and John Franklin of New York; Andrew Brown; Dr. Thomas Bond, Jr.; Andrew Tybout; Goodwin Wilson; Benjamin Mifflin, Jr; Dr. Jonathan Potts; Colonel Ephraim Blaine; Matthew Irwin; Robert Ralston; Blair McClenachan; Stephen Hollingsworth; George Chandler; William Hartshorne; Andrew Barratt; Edward Bonsall; Daniel Rose; Benjamin Chew; Philip Benezet; Edward Tilghman; and members of the Morris family.] ; 200.0 items
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - Abstract of certificates of public debt presentded by Samuel Morris on account of a loan to the United States, 1790
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - receipt for certain Loan Office certificates of the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania issued in 1786, signed by Effingham Lawrence
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - papers and accounts concerning the building of ships at Dumfries, Virginia by Richard Graham, 1777-1780 [include references to guns, powder, portanage of arms, carriages for howitzers, grape shot and doubtless refer to ships of war for the colonists during the Revolution]
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5 Captain Samuel Morris papers - case book of Samuel Morris, 1778-1780
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - accounts of prize money for the crew of the ship Revolution arising from sale of the brig Basquin, 1771
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - articles of partnership of Samuel Morris with his brother, Thomas, 1777
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - papers concerning the estate of their father, Anthony Morris
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - papers relating to a dispute between William Morris and his half-brothers Samuel and Isaac Morris
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - record of the sale of numerous "negroes" at Trenton, N.J., 1781
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12 Captain Samuel Morris papers - letters, accounts, and receipts while Samuel Morris was commissary to the General Hospitals in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution, 1778-1780 [includes numerous accounts with Dr. Jonathan Potts, Dr. William Shippen and Dr. Thomas Bond]
Loose Papers
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48 Lease: James Stroudt to Christian Kinsing and Abraham Hahn for 12 acres of land in White Marsh, Philadelphia County for 60 years, 16 August 1743
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49 Deed: Daniel Howell to Mordecai Howell, land on Coopers Creek, Gloucester Cocounty, West Jersey, 2 February 1691
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50 Deed: Daniel Howell to Mordecai Howell, land on Coopers Creek, Gloucester County, West Jersey, 1 February 1691
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51 (oversize) Map of Durham Land situated on the River Delaware in the Count of Bucks and part thereof in the County of Northampton, in the Province of Pennsylvania, 1772
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52 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to James Brady, 1 December 1796
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53 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to Hugh Kelly, 28 December 1796
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54 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to John Higham, 28 April 1798
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55 Deed: Charles Snowden to Isaac W. Morris, 13 January 1798
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56 Deed: Isaac Knight and Benjamin Tucker, executors of Thomas Shannon to Isaac W. Morris, 3 March 1803
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57 Deed: Joseph Watson to Robert Ralston, 16 February 1796
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58 Deed: Benjamin E. Morris and Isaac W. Morris to James Carson, 19 July 1797
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59 Deed: William Moore to Capt. William Greenway, 15 November 1791
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60 Deed: Benjamin W. Morris and Isaac W. Morris to James Carson, 19 July 1797
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61 Deed: Anthony Morris and wife to Thomas Morris and Sarah Morris, 6 October 1768
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61 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Joseph Watson, 4 June 1808
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63 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to William Crawford, 5 May 1797
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64 Deed: Robert Ralston and wife to Benjamin W. Morris and Isaac W. Morris, 13 July 1797
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65 Deed: Benjamin W. Morris and Isaac W. Morris to James Beaumont and related papers, 28 May 1795
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66 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to Hugh Kelly, 28 December 1796
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67 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to William Crawford, 5 May 1797
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68 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Alexander Miller, 10 May 1803
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69 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Michael Gravenstine, 14 May 1796
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70 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Michael Gravenstine, 14 May 1795
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71 Deed: Luke Morris and Thomas Penrose to Clement Penrose, 19 August 1775
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72 Deed: James Pemberton and others to Luke Morris and others, 22 June 1782
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73 Deed: John Jekyll by his attorney Samuel Powel to Luke Morris, 12 May 1768
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74 Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to William Crawford, 5 May 1797
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75 Counterpart Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to William Crawford, 5 May 1797
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76 Counterpart Deed: Anthony Morris and Isaac W. Morris to James Brady, 26 December 1796
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77 Deed: John Knowles and wife to Elias Lewis Treichel, 16 July 1766
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78 Counterpart Deed: Benjamin W. Morris and Isaac W. Morris to William Farell, 10 July 1797
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79 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Ferris Price, damaged and incomplete, 30 April 1817
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80 Articles of Agreement: [Philip Winsmore?] and Isaac W. Morris, ca. 1817
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81 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Richard Dougherty & Richard Dougherty, Jr., 1828
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82 Deed: Isaac W. Morris to Richard Dougherty & Richard Dougherty, Jr., 1828
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83 Patent: John Penn, Jr. and John Penn, Esquires to John Yerger, to land called Greenfield in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 3 September 1776
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84 Deed: John Yerger to Josepn Paschall for 301 acres in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1787
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85 Mortgage: John Yerger to Joseph Paschall, 4 September 1776
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86 Bond of John Yerger to Joseph Paschall, 4 September 1776
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87 Miscellaneous papers regarding land of John Yerger in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
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88 Deed Poll: Francis Swaine (Sheriff) to Samuel Morris, 8 April 1790
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89 Patent for land from John Penn, Thomas Penn, Richard Penn to Thomas Parkhurst, 30 January 1788
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90 Patent for land from Thomas Penn and Richard Penn to Caspar Wistar: 436 3/4 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to which is attached an ANS of Caspar Wistar, ca. 1745-46
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91 Deed: Caspar W. Morris and others (executors of Samuel Morris) to Henry Bligh, 26 April 1815
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92 Counterpart Deed: Luke Morris to wife of Joseph Few (not executed), 1770
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93 Counterpart Deed: John Pemberton to Martin Fisher, 25 March 1761
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94 Deed: Catherine Greenleaf to Samuel Morris, 25 June 1793
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95 Patent from John Penn, Thomas Penn and Richard Penn to Caspar Wistar for 884 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1742
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96 Benjamin Davis' survey of land in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, for Samuel Morris, June 1773
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97 Benjamin Davis' survey of land in Lower Salford Township near Perkioman
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98 Plat of lands bearing name of Christopher Bear, Ledowick Burgard, Paul Polliott, Jacob Wolf and others
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99 Draught of Mr. Samuel Morris Jr. land in Whitehall Township, Northampton County by William Schull, February 1773
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100 Accounts, with a note regarding Catherine Greeleaf's interests, 17 September 1790
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101 Letter of William Price to Samuel Morris, 9 August 1790
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102 Deed: Esther Fisher to John Paul and others, 22 March 1820
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103 Patent from Thomas Penn and John Penn to Thomas Gilpin for 328 1/2 acres called "The Hickory Hunting Ground" in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1773
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104 Patent from Thomas Penn and John Penn to Thomas Gilpin and Miers Fisher for 300 acres called "The Hickory Hunting Ground No. 1" Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1774
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105 Miscellaneous papers regarding land of Samuel Morris in Bedford County
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106 Deed of Partition: Anthony P. Morris and others (heirs of Isaac W. Morris), 18 December 1843
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107 Deed of Partition: heirs of Isaac W. Morris. Includes plats, 3 May 1844
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108 Copy of Dirk Jansen's will (proved), 1760
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109 Copy of Richard Johnson's will, 1767
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110 Inventory of Goods and Chattels of Caspar Wistar, 1752
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111 Deed: John Crapp et al. to John Jones, 20 June 1708
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112 Covenant: Bartholomew Wistar to Reuben Haines et al., 1 May 1788
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113 Deed: William Trent to John Crapp with endorsements by Thomas Masters and Thomas Story, 10 May 1707
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114 Bond of William Trent, 1708
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115 Release of Anthony Morris to Elizabeth Fox, witnessed by Samuel Carpenter, Isaac Norris, George Gray, Nathan Stanbury, February 1701
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116 Order of Orphan's Court allowing securities given by Samuel Massey and others, 1762
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117 Proceedings of the Orphan's Court of the valuation of the real Estate of Elizabeth Massey deceased and adjudging the same to the eldest son, 1762
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118 Copy of John Roberts' return of his Bank Lott, September 1798
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119 Copy of document concerning John Roberts Estate
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120 Imprint: "Observations on the European derivation of the American family of Wistars and Wisters", includes chart. Inscribed by the author for Mr. John T. Morris, Philadelphia, 1 July 1902
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121 Imprint: "A condensed history of the oldest business house in America, The Francis Perot's Sons Malting Company of Philadelphia, Established 1687, Incorporated 1887,"
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122 Imprint: "The Wistar Family", compiled by Richard Wistar Davids, Philadelphia, 1896
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123 Package marked "Valuable papers - Powers of Attorney from Benjamin W. Morris and wife to Samuel Morris; under the authority of which considerable Estates were sold to Isaac W. Morris and others, viz Dock and Pear St. Estates, Christian St. Lot, Broad St. Losts, and a number of Ground Rents etc.,"
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124 Correspondence addressed to Isaac P. Morris by Sarah Morris (his mother), Catherine Morris, Caleb Johnson, etc., 1819-1830
II. Issac Wistar Morris
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3 Deed: Isaac W. Morris and wife to George Pryor, 1808 December 20
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3 Mortgage: Isaac W. Morris to Thomas W. Smith, 1805 September 30 [item # 132 (in same folder?)]
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3 Bond: Thomas Shannon to Isaac W. Morris, 1800 February 28 [items # 135 (in same folder?)]
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3 Isaac Morris - protested notes, Bank of Pennsylvania and Bank of North America, 1806; 6.0 items
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5 Certificates of canal and turnpike stock; drafts memoranda, receipts, undated; 20.0 items
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6 Brief of Title of Isaac W. Morris and wife Sarah to property in Church Alley & Market Street, Philadelphia, 1717-1815
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6 Plats of lands in Philadelphia area, showing interests of Isaac W. Morris, 1740, 1759, 1799, 1809, undated; 6.0 items
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6 Miscellany (chiefly of Isaac W. Morris & wife Sarah), 1774-1819 [includes 2nd relating to Cedar Grove,; an opinion (1774) of Benjamin Chew regarding the will of Elizabeth Paschall; also a description of additions and alterations made to Cedar Grove by members of the Morris family, prepared by Fiske Kimball, undated (typescript 3 pages)] ; 13.0 items
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8 Isaac W. Morris - incoming correspondence, 1797-1831, bulk 1811-1822 [Concerning lands in various outlying areas of Pennsylvania, from agents, tenants, attorneys, and others concerned with the Morris estates. The personal letters of Catharine F. Sharples, a cousin, and nephew William Cox Ellis' business letters are rather numerous. Other correspondents include: Daniel Smith, John M. Jones Henry Donnell, Daniel Dimmick, Abel Home, Jr., Samuel Johnson, Benjamin Colley, Stephen Finn, Benjamin W. Morris, Samuel Morris, Henry Drinker, C. J. Ingersoll, Anthony Morris, Thomas Skidmore, Josiah Tingley, Joshua Edwards, Ebenezer Greenough, John Cross, A. L. Pennock, James P. Parke, George Ord, William Grant ,Isaac Elliott, William Abbott, John Baldwin, Jorace Binney, Cheyney Jefferis, Samuel Wistar, Sarah Penock, James Wallace, John Peirce, Abraham Sharples, William P. Brady, Isaac Dimmick, James Edward, John Bullock, John S. Haines, Kimber and Sharples, Richard Peters, Jr., William Allibone, Jr., F. Wharton, William Andrews, E. W. Sheppard, Jacob Westbrook, Robert C. Grier, Samuel W. Morris, John Elliott.] ; 291.0 items
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9 Miscellaneous business papers, chiefly for Isaac W. Morris, 1797-1831, 1797-1831 [includes 8 plats of lands in Philadelphia, papers regarding "Solitude," and estate of Samuel Morris Southwark; leases, mortgages, bonds, receipts, agreements, notes, records of legal fees and opinions, protested notes (apprx. 100 items) dated chiefly in period from 1810-1830; a small group of papers of Isaac W. Morris as one of the managers of Westtown Boarding School, dated 1812-1824, including lists of legacies, gifts, benefits, donors, and debts.] ; 125.0 items
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9 Miscellaneous papers of Isaac W. Morris : Inventory of Cedar Grove 1831, 1831
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9 Accounts of Isaac Calvert, overseer at Cedar Grove, 1830-1832; 100.0 items
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9 Statement by Isaac P. Morris (executor of Issac Wistar Morris) and opinion of Charles Chauncey, 1831
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9 Will of Jonathan Hunn, Kent Co., Delaware, 1820
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9 Isaac W. Morris annuity for Abel Holme, 1796
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9 Schedule of Isaac W. Morris property in Wayne County, PA, 1806
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9 Plats of land (Isaac W. Morris?) in Philadelphia, undated
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9 Marriage Contract Abel Holme, Ann Hagner and Issac W. Morris,, 1801
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9 Certificate issued to Isaac W. Morris, a contributor to the Asylum in Philadelphia, 1817
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9 Certificate to Issac E. Morris as contributor to the House of Refuge in Philadelphia, 1829
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9 Description of Faunce's Lot, next to Cedar Grove, 1818
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9 Articles of partnership between Isaac W. Morris and Samuel Milbank, 1802; operation of brewery, 1801
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9 Contract: Isaac W. Morris with Abbotts & Sherrand, 1806
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9 Issac W. Morris, Treasurer to Friends' Committee for Indian Affairs papers, 1822-1829; 6.0 items
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9 Estate papers of Jonathan Mifflin, including the account of Thomas Mifflin, acting executor (1781-1786)
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10 Paper regarding lease to John Probert by Isaac W. Morris for lands in Southwark, Philadelphia, 1819-1825; 12.0 items
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10 Isaac W. Morris as trustee of estate of Catharine Sharples, 1812-1830; 60.0 items
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10 Bonds, Mortgages, Agreements, Accounts, Receipts, Plats, etc., chiefly concerning lands of Isaac W. Morris, 1806-1830; circa 60 items
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10 Isaac W. Morris' affairs with brothers, Benjamin W. Morris and Anthony Morris, 1796, 1803-1818, 1796, 1803-1818 [includes bonds, mortgages, ntes, etc. (40 items)] ; 40.0 items
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11 Cancelled notes of Isaac W. Morris and Anthony Morris, 1804-1806, 1804-1806; 59.0 items
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11 Papers concerning the estate of Isaac W. Morris, and its settlement, 1832-1845 [includes: Schedules of ground rents (1817, 1823); Schedule of real estate owned (1823), and a list of stocks; Agreement of heirs, 1832; Executors'accounts with heirs, undated; Executors'returns to assessors, 1840; Final settlement and account, 1845; Schedule of estte of Isaac W. and Sarah Morris, 1843.] ; 75.0 items
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15 Bill of lading to Benjamin Colley, 1803; 3.0 items
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15 Receipt of Andrews & Elliott, 1819
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15 Accounts of George King, 1827,-1828
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15 Settlement of accounts with Antony Morris, 1804
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15 Copies of letters to Daniel Smith, 1805-1806
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15 Receipts for bond and mortgages from Benjamin W. Morris, 1805-1806
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15 Letters to Peter Barker, 1807; 5.0 items
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15 Letters to Walter Franklin, 1808?
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15 Notes by I. W. Morris, 1809
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15 Memo of I. W. Morris re to lands in Northumberland County, PA, 1822?
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15 "Essay No. 1." referred to in I. W. Morris'letter to Catharine F. Sharples, 1811, December 26
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15 Copy of letter to Joseph Cruckshank and others concerning estate of late Caspar Wistar, 1818
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15 Copy of letter to Thomas Wistar and Sarah Pennock, 1812
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15 Memorandum of agreement with Thomas Skiddmore and Archibald McRobert, printers, for rental of rooms, 1816
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15 Letter to John Bullock, 1817
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15 Copy of letter to Richard Peters, Jr., and William Allibone, Jr., 1819
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15 Account with Archibald McKeown, 1805-1821
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15 Lease to George Geltz? and Michael Simone, 1825
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15 Communication to Auditors for Orphan Court concerning will of Daniel Elliott, 1828?
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15 Letter of Isaac P. Morris to Charles Chauncey concerning estate I. W. Morris, 1831
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15 Unidentified note concerning Miers Fisher, undated
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15 Letter to Benjamin W. Morris, undated
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15 Letter to his sister, Mary Morris, undated
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15 Notes, 1826, undated [includes appraisal of sundry personal property, undated; list of names (appear to be Philadelphians); value of Philadlephia properties; memo concerning George Kind, 1836; Note about tract called "Friendship;" a religious note.] ; 6.0 items
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16 Articles of partnership between Solomon W. Conrad, Isaac W. Morris and Emmor Kimber to operate a printing and bookselling business, 1804, 1804
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16 Kimber, Conrad & Company (booksellers) - bonds, 1803-1819; 6.0 items
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16 Kimber, Conrad & Company (booksellers) - correspondence, 1804-1821; 42.0 items
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16 Kimber, Conrad & Company (booksellers) - accounts, 1820-1825; 14.0 items
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16 Memoranda of Isaac W. Morris regarding Kimber, Conrad & Company (booksellers); 12.0 items
III. Morris family
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12 Rebecca T. Morris - correspondence, undated
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13 Isaac P. Morris Co. correspondence, 1875, 1878 ; 2.0 items
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13 Isaac P. Morris - incoming correspondence, 1826-1835, 1837-1860 [from R. C. Grier, D. Grafier, Samuel W. Morris, Charles Lloyd, Benjamin Wilson (Wilson and Potts), Joshua C. Oliver, Mayberry and Pollard, Lewis S. Coryell, William Anderson, Henry D. Ellis, Joseph S. Walter, R. H. Archer, Robert Childs Hottingeur and Co.; Samuel Lewis, William Gulick, Saunders Lewis, J. B. Anthony, John Read, Jr., Jeremiah Hacker, Charlies J. Adams] ; 71.0 items
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12 Isaac P. Morris - outgoing correspondence, 1838-1858 [to his siblings R.H. Archer, Joseph P. Morris, and Saunders Lewis] ; 9.0 items
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12 Issac P. Morris, business papers, 1807-1858 [booklet with notes on smelting silver ore; family estate papers; copy of Luke W. Morris' will; certificates from Williamsport and Elmira Rail Road Co., Philadelphia Museum Co., Ocean Delaware and Philadelphia Telegraph Co., Bank of Pennsylvania] ; approximately 30 items
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12 Catharine M. Brown letters, 1829-1889 [includes deed from Joshua Morris, 1879] ; 6.0 items
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12 Anthony P. Morris letter from Benjamin Wilson, 1831
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12 Catharine W. Morris correspondence, 1843, undated [includes her bond to Joseph P. Morris and letters to Isaac P. Morris and Paschall Morris] ; 6.0 items
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12 Sarah Morris (wife of Isaac W. Morris) - incoming correspondence, 1831-1842 [includes rental agreements and bonds to Catharine Morris] ; 28.0 items
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13 Anthony W. Morris - memorandum, 1801
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13 Anthony W. Morris - letter to Luke W. Morris, 1817
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13 Benjamin W. Morris, 1802, 1817 [includes agreement with brothers, 1802; letters to Friends Meeting and to Peter Barker, 1807]
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13 Richard Wistar, circa 1833 [includes letter from R. C. Grier, circa 1833]
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13 William Buckley (brother-in-law of Capt. Samuel Morris) merchant in St. Eustatgia[?], 1773-1774, undated [includes letter of 1774 and notes, receipts, accounts. Some are signed S. B. (Sarah Morris Buckley), 1773-1774] ; 12.0 items
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13 Israel Morris (1741-1806) papers, 1768-1807 ; 12.0 items
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13 Luke Morris, 1686-1781 [includes agreement with Thomas and James Penrose, 1763/8?, regarding Philadelphia land, and correspondence with Wharton and Penrose in 1773/8? regarding it; a deed of John Budd, Jr. to Edward Shippen, 1698/5? for brewery property in Philadelphia, and a 1709 note concerning it, with deed of Robert Longshore to Elizabeth Frampton, 1686? and record of transactions regarding the same 1686-1695; deed of Richard Seely et al. to Luke Morris, 1775; account of Luke Morris with the owners of the ship Minerva, 1781]
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13 Joseph P. Morris - incoming correspondence, 1843-1844 [includes correspondence from J. B. Anthony, Alexaner Gulick, Saunders Lewis] ; 5.0 items
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13 Joseph P. Morris - outgoing correspondence, 1842-1844 [includes correspondence to Isaac P. Morris and Alexander Gulick] ; 15.0 items
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13 Joseph P. Morris, business papers, 1843-1845 [includes his discharge from bankruptcy court, 1843; settlement made by Saunders Lewis with New York creditors 1843-1845; and correspondence with Attorney, Saunders Lewis; notes and bills, 1842-1843; claims against Joseph P. Morris, 1843-1845] ; 47.0 items
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14 Sarah Morris, sister of Joseph P. Morris [includes some family recollections, and poetry] ; 6.0 items
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14 James T. Morris, letter to parents, 1867
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14 John T. Morris - incoming correspondence, 1887-1915 [includes correspondence of Charles F. Warwick and John F. Lewis, Frederick Coville, J. Franklin McFadden, Frank M. Bartram; bills for purchase of Oriental art while traveling in Asia and in Europe] ; 50.0 items
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14 John T. Morris - outgoing correspondence, 1857-1915 [includes one to his parents, three to Frank M. Bartram] ; 4.0 items
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14 John T. Morris, business papers, 1826-1903 [policy of the Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Co. issued to Francis V. Vussier, 1826?; newspaper, The Christian Banner, 24 June 1802 (Fredericksburg, Va.); Confederate States of America bonds, 1863-1864; stock certificate of the Buck Mountain Coal Co. for 100 shares to J. T. Morris, 1880?; papes as an overseer of the public schools of Philadelphia, 1897-1889; passport issued to John T. Morris, 1903; program of the American Philosophical Soceity for two Hundredth Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth (printed); membership cards; genealogical notes on the Sonior? Family; printed obituaries, family tree of Benjamin Franklin] ; 50.0 items
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14 Lydia R. Morris, correspondence, 1916, undated [includes notes from Elizabeth Paschall's receipt book, acknowledgement of gift of family silver and memorabilia to Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1916; cards and clippings] ; 12.0 items
IV. Morris in-laws
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15 Paschall Family, 1774-1795 [includes Beulah Paschall account with estate of Thomas Coates, 1774; Isaac Paschall receipt from Library Company of Philadelphia, 1789/99?; Bond of Gofrey Rapp to Beulah Paschall, 1777; transcript copy of old receipts to Elizabeth Paschall, 1753-1755; papers of Josephn Paschall regarding notes from John Cline, 1776-1782; Joseph Pascall rental agreement (1786?), estate accounts with samuel Coates (1795), and estate of Jacob Jennings in account with Joseph Paschall, 1794] ; 19.0 items
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15 John Thompson; 3.0 items
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15 Mifflin, 1774, October 14, 1799, undated [includes copy of will of Jonathan Mifflin, 13 October 1774, with inventory, a legal opinion by Jared Ingersoll in 1799, and Isaac W. Morris' transactions with the estate] ; 7.0 items
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15 Wistar and Sharples [includes copies of will of Caspar Wistar who died in 1811, will of Catharine F. Sharples who died in 1824, of Thomas Wistar who died in 1814; a note concerning estate of Catharine W. Sharples;]
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15 Will of Caspar Wistar Morris, circa 1825
V. Scrapbook
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17 Old sketch of the Paschall arms and crest from the College of Arms, in London; 1.0 item
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17 Receipt to Mr. Thompson from the Good Intent Line, circa 1826
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17 "Thomas Jefferson's Last Letter" 1826, 1826 June 24 [addressed to R. C. Weightman]
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17 Letter of Alfred C. Harmer to John T. Morris, 1884 April 5
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17 Note of Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1898 December 8
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17 E.D. Cope to John T. Morris, 1870 February 13?
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17 E. D. Cope to E. J. Nolan, 1856 October 28
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17 E. D. Cope to Mr. Cresson, 1866
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17 E. A. Cowper to J. T. Potts, 1867 May 7
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17 Hamilton Fish to Dillwyn Wistar, 1873/8? January 15
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17 James Hamilton to John T. Morris, 1875 March 27
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17 F. O. C. Darby to John T. Morris, 1883 May 11
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17 John Wright to John T.Morris, 1888 January 11
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17 Autograph of the Prince of Decarr, undated [includes note of William C. Poultney describing the circumstances under which he acquired it in 1805]
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17 S. Lerdo de Tijada (President of Mexico) to F. Bailly Blanchard, 1875 January 7
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17 Old sketch of the Paschall Arms and Crest from the College of Arms, London, undated [includes note by Issac Paschall] ; sketch
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17 Fragment of document in hand of Horace Greeley, headed "Recollecton of a Busy Life," undated
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17 Note on slave insurrection signed by T. W. Higginson, undated
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17 Note by J. G. Holand of Scribner's Monthy, 1874
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17 John G. Whittier to [Samuel Collins], 1871 August 12
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17 Lucretia Mott autograph, 1870
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17 Charles Sumner autograph, 1871
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17 Caleb Cushing letter, 1872 July 23/8?
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17 Simon Cameron to J. P. Morris, 1869 February 10
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17 Thaddeus Stevens to Hustar and Penrose, 1862 November 3/8?
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17 William J. Duane to Jonah Thompson, 1840 June 26
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17 Dorothea Dix to J. P. Morris &amp Company, 18784 April 8
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17 Poetry "found in father's pocket book," 1888/9 December 12
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17 Sir Joseph Barnby, hymn "Now the day is over," 1868?; autographed
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17 "Be with us now" lines and music, words by W. H. Furness, melody by Franz Gruber, undated
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17 Mayor of Philadelphia, Richard Penn to JohnThompson, undated
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17 Silk badge in honor of Lafeyette, 1884
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17 J. A. Harris to John To Morris, 1891 December 31
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17 Note regarding flag pole at Independence Hall from which Abraham Lincoln unfurled the flag, undated
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17 P. McCall (Mayor of Philadelphia) to George Thompson, 1845 January 16?
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17 Autograph of David R. Porter (portion of letter to George Thompson), undated
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17 David R. Porter to George Thompson, 1844 March 16
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17 John G. Whittier to J. John Ransom, 1892 May 9
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17 Ovid F. Johnson (later Governor of Pennsylvania) to George Thompson, 1841 September 16
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17 Francis R. Shunk (later Governor of Pennsylvania) to George Thompson, 1841 April 16
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17 General Robert Patterson to Mr. Thompson, 1843
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17 General Robert Patterson to George Thompson, undated
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17 Anthony Morris to John Sargeant, circa 1809
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17 Jefferson Davis to E. Finary, 1875 February 18
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17 Jefferson Davis to Janin and Finary, 1875 January 1
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17 Broadside of John Penington & Son, booksellers, of Philadelphia, undated
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17 List of curious names taken from the Philadelphia Directory, 1866-67
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17 E. D. Cope to John Morris, undated
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17 Alexander Graham Bell to John T. Morris, 1896 July 5 [includes cover]
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17 Henry M. Bingham to John T. Morris, 1884 April 4
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17 William McVickar to Miss Morris, 1897 December 1
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17 Michael Faraday to Mr. Tilghman, 1846 December 4 [includes clipping on Professor Faraday]
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17 Edward E. Hale to Elisa [UNK], 1890 September 27
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17 Richard Owen to Professor P. E. Chase, undated
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17 Charles O'Neil to John T. Morris, 1884 March 14
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17 Program of unofficial inaugural ceremonies, 1869 March 4
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17 Autograph of D. L. Moody
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17 Charles F. Warwick (Mayor of Philadelphia) to John T. Morris, 1897 February 26
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17 John Tyndall to [UNK], 1893 March 1
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17 Secretary of the Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Qiuanta pel premio Bressa to Professor Pliny Earle Chase, 1882
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17 Autograph of the Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy, 1864?
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17 E. Fritseh, Aurel Anderssohn, et al. to Professsor Pliny Earle Chase, 1874 April 8 [includes cover]
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17 Richard Vaux to John Thompson, 1843 February 16
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17 Louise Kollner to Mr. Morris, 1899 March 22
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17 Oliver Wendell Holmes to Pliny E. Chase, 1881 April 15
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17 Samuel E. Pennypacker to John T. Morris, 1909 December 29
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17 James Bryce to Mr. Hough, 1898 June 10
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17 D.G. Brinton to Mr. Morris, 1894 October 9
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17 G. Piazzi-Smith to Pliny E. Chase, 1884 August 15
VI. Newspapers
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17 The National Gazette and Literary Register, Philadelphia, 1880 May 31; 1830 June 14; 1827 June 13; 1825 June 17; 4.0 items
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17 Supplement to the The National Gazette, Philadelphia, 1830 April 26
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17 The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, 1787 April 24
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17 The Village Record and General Advertiser, West Chester, PA, 1831 June 15
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17 Unidentified portions of Philadelphia papers, 1787, 1814, 1821
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17 The Deed of Settlement of the Mutual Assurance Company for insuring houses from loss by fire in and near Philadelphia, undated; 2.0 copies
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17 The Deed of Settlement of the Mutual Assurance Company for insuring house from loss by fire, in and near Philadelphia, as altered and amended on the thirtieth day of July, 1801; 2.0 copies
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17 An address to the inhabitants of Europe on the iniquity of the Slave trade issued by the Religious Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, in Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1811), 1822
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17 Broadside: Remarks upon the advantages of the Southwark Canal, undated; 2.0 copies
VII. Charts and Maps
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220 Copy of "Loyalsock draft taken by Samuel Baird
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221 "Loyalsock Lands,"
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222 "Draft of the Loyal Sock Lands belonging to the estate of the late Samuel Morris shewing their situation in regard to the Turnpike Road from Wilkesbarre to Tyoga.
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223 "Loyal Sock Lands" Resurveyed and divided from the 1st to 10th November 1808 pr. Samuel Baird, showing position re the Asylum trace in Northern Pennsylvania, 1-10 November 1808
VIII. Deeds and Patents
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227 Confirmation of sale of lot in Philadelphia by William Penn to John Jenet, 12 April 1684 [These deeds were not appraised with the bulk of the material; they have been assigned the numbers 227-233 in the inventory. Signed by William Penn] ; 5.0 items
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228 Patent from William Penn to Robert Adams for 495 acres of land in Philadelphia County, Oxford Township, 15 May 1684 [Signed by William Penn with his attached seal.]
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229 Deed from Willaim Penn to Thomas Landhorne for 500 acres of land in the province of Pennsylvania, 8 November 1681 [Signed by William Penn, with his personal seal.]
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230 Bond between John Tizack of Middlesex and William Royen (London) for land sold by Royden in West New Jersey, opposite Philadelphia, 1 April 1692 [Bond dated 23 June 1692]
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231 Patent from William Penn to Robert Adams for 500 acres in Pennsylvania, 22 December 1681
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232 Deed from Thomas Canby and wife to William Roberts for land (with mill buildings) in Philadelphia County, Abbington Township, 7 April 1711
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233 Deed from William Roberts and wife to Anthony Morris for land in Philadelphia County, Abbington Township, 27 February 1713
IX. Miscellany
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16 Portions of a letter of Samuel Preston to J. Thompson, 1830
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16 Samuel B. Morris letters, 1831, 1880; 2.0 items
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16 William Morris letters concerning his father's will, 1781; 5.0 items
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16 Samuel W. Morris, 1831-1833; 3.0 items
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16 Passport (or letters of free passage) issued to Captain de Foegersfeld of the Light Calvery Regiment of Bolling, and Attendants, isssued and signed by Frederick the Great in 1774, with translation and some explanatory documents, together with the signatures of later Hohenzollern princes
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16 Letters to Henry Bajac, Commissioner of Lawrence (Massachusetts) Waterworks, from J. A Imsigi[?] (French Consul at Boston), and another from the French Consul at Philadelphia, 1875
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16 Note concerning estate of Samuel Nicholas, 1735;
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16 Note of values of Morris estates in Philadelphia, "Solitude," undated
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16 Broadsides re: sale of Samuel Morris property, 1812
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16 Broadside of Sheriff's Sale, 1822
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16 Broadside regarding disorders in Philadelphia, issued by the Mayor, 1844
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16 Letter from London, unknown sender, 1761 November 12
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16 Warrant for survey of lands of Humphrey Murray and John Budd in Pennsylvania, 1719
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16 Plat of lands of Samuel Morris in lower Salford Co., surveyed by Benjamin Davis, 1790
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16 Plats of lands in Northern Pennsylvania; 2.0 items
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16 Report of the Committe of Accounts, with the Report of the Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Committee on the present State of the Bridge (Philadelphia, 1812), with signature of Isaac W. Morris on title page, with a printed design for the bridge entitled "Frame of the Bridge over the River Schuylkill at Philadelphia," designated as Plate XLI.
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16 Samuel B. Morris letters, 1831, 1880; 2.0 items
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16 William Morris letters concerning his father's will, 1781; 5.0 items
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16 Samuel W. Morris, 1831-1833; 3.0 items
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16 Passport (or letters of free passage) issued to Captain de Foegersfeld of the Light Calvery Regiment of Bolling, and Attendants, isssued and signed by Frederick the Great in 1774, with translation and some explanatory documents, together with the signatures of later Hohenzollern princes; 3.0 items
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16 Letters to Henry Bajac, Commissioner of Lawrence (Mass.) Waterworks, from J. A [UNK] (French Consul at Boston), and another from the French Consul at Philadelphia, 1875; 2.0 items
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16 A note concerning estate of Samuel Nicholas, 1735
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16 A note of values of Morris estates in Philadelphia, "Solitude" etc., undated
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16 Broadsides re: sale of Samuel Morris property, 1812
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16 Broadside of Sheriff's Sale, 1822
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16 Broadside regarding disorders in Philadelphia, issued by the Mayor, 1844
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16 An unidentified letter, London, 1761 November 12
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16 Copy of Warrant for survey of lands of Humphrey Murray and John Budd in Pennsylvania, 1719
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16 Plat of lands of Samuel Morris in lower Salford Co., surveyed by Benjamin Davis, 1790
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16 Land plats of property in Northern Pennsylvania; 2.0 items