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P. Whitin & Sons receipts -- 1843-1869 Creator: P. Whitin & Sons (Whitinsville, Mass.) and Dudley, Paul Whitin, 1817-1872
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains receipts for oysters, fish, candies, wooden goods, and other items purchased by P. Whitin & Sons and by Paul Whitin Dudley in the mid-19th century. P. Whitin & Sons operated cotton mills and cotton machinery manufacturing plants around Northbridge, Massachusetts, throughout the early 19th century, and had a large influence in the company town of Whitinsville. Dudley ran the company's store after 1846, and dealt primarily with merchants in Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.
Martha Leach Packard commonplace book -- 1837-1894 (bulk 1853-1862) Creator: Packard, Martha Leach, 1833-1896
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Martha Leach Packard commonplace book contains inscriptions, correspondence, autographs, and ephemera that Packard collected from the 1850s to 1890s. Inscriptions and autographs are written directly into the volume; additional items are pasted or laid in. The volume represents prominent individuals such as politicians and academics, as well as Packard's personal acquaintances.
Palgrave family papers -- 1782-1838 Creator: Palgrave family
Extent: 78 items
Abstract: The Palgrave family papers are made up of incoming letters to and drafts of letters by William Palgrave of Coltishall, England, and his sons William and Robert. The letters concern politics, family news, Robert Palgrave's work as registrar of the admiralty court at Gibraltar, and other subjects. Contributors include Charles Townshend; Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester; and Thomas Denham.
George C. Palmer letters -- 1864-1868 Creator: Palmer, Cassius
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that George C. Palmer wrote to his brother Cassius while working at the Michigan Asylum for the Insane in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the 1860s. Palmer discussed the possibility of becoming an army surgeon, his brother's medical education, and his work in Kalamazoo.
Gerard B. Palmer journal -- 1953 Creator: Palmer, Gerard B.
Extent: 331 pages
Abstract: The Gerard B. Palmer journal consists of short entries and sketches by a Unites State Navy Lieutenant at the end of the Korean War.
Park family papers -- 1830-1914 (bulk 1855-1909) Creator: Park family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of incoming personal letters to Sarah L. Park of Higginsport, Ohio, and some of her relatives. Correspondents discussed everyday life and topics such as farming, family news, and education.
Hilon A. Parker family papers -- 1825-1953 (bulk 1853-1911) Creator: Parker family
Extent: 3 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, diaries, documents, ephemera, and other items related to Hilon A. Parker and other members of the Parker family. The papers reflect Hilon A. Parker's life in Plessis, New York; his service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment during the Civil War; and his postwar work as a railroad engineer and administrator.
Clinton W. Parker papers -- 1917-1919 Creator: Parker, Clinton W.
Extent: 104 items
Abstract: The Clinton W. Parker papers consist of letters to and from Parker, a Christian Scientist drafted into the military during World War I. The letters focus on Parker's faith, social activities and camp life.
Julia Parker diary -- 1864-1876 (bulk 1869-1870) Creator: Parker, Julia, b. ca. 1842
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Julia Parker kept this diary during a trip from her home in Reading, Massachusetts, to Florida and back between November 1869 and May 1870. The volume also contains Parker's financial records and recipes.
Willard Parker papers -- 1841-1877 (bulk 1861-1869) Creator: Parker, Willard, 1800-1884
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: This collection consists of case reports and the professional correspondence of Willard Parker, a successful surgeon in New York City in the late 19th century.
Sylvanus and Lois Gould Parmely collection -- 1809-1830 Creator: Parmely family
Extent: 20 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters to Sylvanus and Lois Gould Parmely, who moved from Vermont to central Ohio in the 1810s. Members of the Gould family in Dover, Vermont, provided news of family members and friends and discussed their separation from the Parmelys.
John Parrish journals -- c. 1790-1793 Creator: Parrish, John, b. 1729
Extent: 6 volumes
Abstract: The collection consists of five journals and one memoir that document Quaker missionary John Parrish’s travels throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and Ohio from 1773 to 1793, during a treaty negotiations between the U.S. government and the Six Nations Iroquois.
Sarah R. Parry autograph book -- 1837-1840 Creator: Parry, Sarah R.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Sarah R. Parry autograph book contains prose and poetic contributions from Parry's friends and cousins, who wrote about topics such as friendship, religion, and beauty.
John H. Parsell journal -- 1876 Creator: Parsell, John H.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal contains a narrative account of John H. Parsell's journey from New York to California, via Panama and Mexico, in late 1875, including a description of San Francisco, California. Parsell wrote the account for his "Uncle Peter" in August 1876.
Parsons-Gerrish collection -- 1795-1890 (bulk 1841-1869) Creator: Parsons family and Gerrish family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, financial records, and other items related to the Parsons, Gerrish, and Lewis families of York County, Maine. Most of the material directly relates to Edwin Parsons; his first cousin, Abigail Lewis; and her husband, Benjamin H. Gerrish.
Jonathan Parsons sermons -- 1737-1759 Creator: Parsons, Jonathan, 1705-1776
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Jonathan Parsons sermons, delivered in Lyme, Connecticut, and present-day Newburyport, Massachusetts, concern numerous religious topics such as salvation, the afterlife, and faith.
Joseph and William Parsons papers -- 1834-1875 (bulk 1841-1854) Creator: Parsons, Joseph Badger, 1818- and Parsons, William Moody, 1826-
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Joseph and William Parsons papers are made up of personal letters to brothers Joseph Badger Parsons and William Moody Parsons, originally of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Family members and friends wrote about their daily lives in New Hampshire and discussed topics such as health and medicine, local travel, and life at Dartmouth College.
Edward Parsons letters -- 1842-1847 Creator: Parsons, Levi, 1779-1864
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: Edward Parsons wrote 8 letters to his father, Reverend Levi Parsons of Marcellus, New York, about farming, finances, and family news in Grand Blanc, Michigan, in the 1840s.
Andrew S. Parsons papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Parsons, Louisa
Extent: 54 items
Abstract: In February, 1864, Andrew S. Parsons left his farm to become a recruit in a veteran regiment, the 33rd Wisconsin Infantry for the duration of the Civil War. His letters to his wife Louisa give detailed accounts of battles and campaigns, and provide glimpses into his home life and relationships with his wife and children.
Henry Partridge letters -- 1871-1880 Creator: Partridge, Salista Ford, 1847-1892
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Henry R. Partridge, a merchant ship captain, wrote to his wife Salista during voyages to Europe and the Caribbean in the 1870s. He commented on his loneliness, the loading and unloading of cargo, other crew members and vessels, and ports of call. One additional letter concerns Henry Partridge's suicide in 1880.
August F. W. Partz letters -- 1864 Creator: Partz, August F. W.
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The August F. W. Partz letters pertain to Partz's experiences while living and traveling in New York, Ohio, and western Illinois during the Civil War. Partz, a mining engineer, discussed a business opportunity in Santa Fe, guerilla warfare and attacks on trains traveling through the Midwest, and military news from Missouri.
Ira J. Patch letter book -- 1856-1857 Creator: Patch, Ira J., 1835-1894
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ira J. Patch letter book contains letters that Patch wrote about his interest in collecting and trading autograph documents and signatures by prominent American politicians. Patch discussed possible trades with fellow collectors, provided lists of material he wished to acquire, and expressed his desire to receive copies of publications regarding the history of Massachusetts.
Robert Pate correspondence -- 1942-1945 (bulk 1944-1945) Creator: Pate, Fern
Extent: 35 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters that Robert Pate wrote to his wife Fern about his United States Army service in Wyoming, the Hawaiian Islands, and Saipan during World War II, as well as a newsletter. Most of Pate's correspondence concerns his love for Fern and their relationship.
Patten family papers -- 1783-1907 (bulk 1805-1864) Creator: Patten family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Patten family papers contain correspondence, financial records, and other items related to the descendants and relatives of Isaac Patten of Chelmsford and Westford, Massachusetts.
James Patten papers -- 1788-1799 Creator: Patten, James, 1755-1828
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The James Patten papers contain letters and documents detailing his capture and captivity by Delaware Indians in Ohio, the funds raised by the family to purchase his ransom, his eventual release, and his life on the Ohio frontier.
Belle Patterson Rosenberger collection -- 1910-1912 Creator: Patterson family
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Belle Patterson Rosenberger, her husband Absalom, and one other correspondent wrote to Belle's brother, Willard Patterson of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and his family from 1910-1912. They discussed their work at the American Friends Mission in Ramallah, Palestine, and mentioned their travels in Palestine and the Mediterranean region. The collection also includes photographs and an advertisement.
George W. Patterson collection -- 1841-1878 Creator: Patterson, George Washington, 1799-1879
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The George W. Patterson collection is comprised of correspondence related to the New York state textile industry and to New York and United States politics in the 1840s and 1870s. The collection includes 6 letters to Patterson and 1 letter that Patterson wrote to manufacturer Simon Newton Dexter.
Joseph Patterson notebooks -- 1786-1803 Creator: Patterson, Joseph, 1752-1832
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The Joseph Patterson notebooks document Patterson's education with the Presbyterian minister Joseph Smith in Washington County, Pennsylvania (1786), Patterson's missionary work with the Shawnee Indians in 1802, and Robert Patterson's diary describing his life as an itinerant preacher (1803).
Samuel Patterson collection -- 1831-1865 (bulk 1835-1853) Creator: Patterson, Samuel, 1800-1858
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Samuel Patterson collection contains letters to Patterson from friends and family members, who discussed sheep farming, the wool industry, finances and business affairs, and family health.
George S. Patton family papers -- 1789-1938 (bulk 1876-1919, 1934-1938) Creator: Patton family
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is made up of correspondence, speeches, a travel diary, and a published history related to the family of General George S. Patton. The bulk pertains to Patton's parents, George S. Patton, Jr., and Ruth Wilson Patton, and to his sister, Anne W. Patton ("Nita"), though items written by and addressed to General Patton are also present.
Morris Paul collection -- 1917-1919 Creator: Paul family and Rea family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Morris Rea Paul wrote to his parents about his experiences as an ambulance driver in France during World War I. Paul described his service along the Western Front in 1917 and 1918 and later discussed his travels in France and Germany.
John Paulding papers -- 1897-1899 Creator: Paulding, John, d. 1933
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The Paulding papers contain eleven heavily illustrated letters written from Chicago, Illinois by the teenaged artist-in-training, John Paulding, to his mother.
Joseph Paxton letter book -- 1853-1856 Creator: Paxton, Joseph R. (Joseph Rupert), 1827-1867
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Joseph Paxton letter book contains over 350 letters that Paxton received between 1853 and 1856, most of which pertain to financial matters, property, and railroads in Pennsylvania. His correspondents included his father, Joseph Paxton, and his brothers Charles, Lloyd, and Frank.
Thomas B. Hagan letters -- 1907-1910 Creator: Payne, Clara Hagan
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters that Thomas Benton Hagan wrote to his sister Clara about his life in the Canal Zone between 1907 and 1910. He frequently commented on family affairs, including his brothers' unspecified legal troubles.
John Howard Payne collection -- [1832], 1850 (bulk 1850) Creator: Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852
Extent: 6 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 6 letters that John Howard Payne wrote in 1832 (1 item) and 1850 (5 items), including a letter of introduction and letters to English actress "M. A. Tyrrell." In 5 letters to Tyrrell, Payne discussed his desire to make her acquaintance; her recent financial difficulties in Buffalo, New York; and his possible reappointment as consul to Tunis.
Peace Society of Windham County record book -- 1826-1839 Creator: Peace Society of Windham County
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Peace Society of Windham County record book contains various records documenting the activities of the antiwar group of Windham County, Connecticut, including numerous meeting minutes, a constitution, and a long list of members.
John Whitehead Peard manuscript -- 1860 Creator: Peard, John Whitehead, 1811-1880
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This manuscript consists of letters that John Whitehead Peard wrote to an unidentified correspondent about his activities in Italy between May and November 1860. Peard, an Englishman, served alongside the revolutionary forces of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Sicily and Naples.
Calvin Pease papers -- 1839-1863 Creator: Pease, Calvin, 1813-1863
Extent: 72 items
Abstract: The Pease collection consists of letters to family members, letters to the state legislature of Vermont, commencement speeches, lectures, funeral eulogies, and sermons written by Calvin Pease a pastor, professor, and president of the University of Vermont.
Henry A. Peck letters -- 1864 Creator: Peck, Tracy, 1838-1921
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: Henry A. Peck of Bristol, Connecticut, wrote 3 letters to his brother Tracy while serving in Company I of the 10th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in Virginia in 1864. He commented on the soldiers' opinion of General Benjamin Butler, the upcoming presidential election, and skirmishes with Confederate troops, among other topics.
John Peddie letter and enclosures -- 1815 Creator: Peddie, John
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The John Peddie collection is made up of a signed letter from John Peddie to William Henry Clinton, written from a bivouac on the "banks of the Bayoue Catalan" and dated January 24, 1815. Peddie wrote of "the fate of our unfortunate Expedition," referring to operations surrounding the Battle of Lake Borgne and the Battle of New Orleans. He enclosed a manuscript map and a copy of Charles Ramus Forrest's journal dated November 25, 1814-January 7, 1815. The letter and enclosures are part of the larger Henry Clinton papers.
Frank and Sophia C. Peebles journal -- 1861-1868 Creator: Peebles, Frank, b. 1843 and Peebles, Sophia C., d. 1882
Extent: 131 pages
Abstract: The Peebles journal consists of a diary kept by Frank Peebles describing his life as a young man in pre-Civil War Alabama. The diary is then taken up by Frank's mother, Sophia, and describes her life teaching and keeping house in antebellum Alabama.
Peet family papers -- 1789-1831 (bulk 1807-1813) Creator: Peet family
Extent: 33 items
Abstract: The Peet family papers contain correspondence and documents relating to everyday life in New England, politics, and the War of 1812.
Peter Pelham letters -- 1812-1814 Creator: Pelham, Peter, 1785-1826
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 3 letters that Lieutenant Peter Pelham received from a woman in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, while serving in the United States Army during the War of 1812. Pelham's correspondent expressed her anger and feelings of abandonment; her distress upon hearing of poor conditions at Burlington, Vermont; and her daily activities.
US Sloop Marion log book -- 1861-1862 Creator: Pendexter, Edward A., approximately 1843-1870
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This log book chronicles the actions of the United States Navy sloop Marion between June 1861 and January 1862. During this time, the Marion was stationed at Key West, Florida; "Ships Island"; and Dog Island, Florida, as part of the Gulf Blockading Squadron. Entries pertain to the ship's movements and sails, crew discipline, and other naval matters.
Penn-Gaskell family collection -- 1762-1880 Creator: Penn family and Gaskell family
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: The Penn-Gaskell family collection contains correspondence, documents, and other items related to the descendants of Christiana Gulielma Penn, a great-granddaughter of Pennsylvania founder William Penn, and her husband, Peter Gaskell.
Marianna C. Lanman Penmanship and Mathematics Exercise Books -- 1814 Creator: Penniman, Marianna Chandler Lanman, 1797-1851
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of 2 volumes that Marianna Chandler Lanman composed while studying at Mrs. Rowson's Academy for Young Ladies in Boston, Massachusetts, around 1814. One concerns arithmetic, focusing on practical applications in bookkeeping, conversion, and monetary transactions; the other contains copied poems, calligraphic alphabets, and graphic illustrations.
Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society papers -- 1793-1898 (bulk 1847-1872) Creator: Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society papers are made up of financial records, correspondence, and reports pertaining to the society's work in the mid- to late 19th century.
Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Public Schools record book -- 1827-1831 Creator: Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Public Schools
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Public Schools record book contains printed circulars, a copy of the society's constitution, and copies of letters that George M. Stroud, a corresponding secretary, wrote about education in Pennsylvania from 1827-1831.
Perdue family account book and journal -- 1843-1877 Creator: Perdue family
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Perdue family account book and journal contains financial accounts, employment records, and diary entries related to William Folliard Perdue of Wagontown, Pennsylvania. Much of the volume pertains to family news, local travel, and farm work.
Perkins family papers -- 1784-1891 (bulk 1784-1861) Creator: Perkins family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Perkins family papers contain letters and documents concerning Benjamin and Jane (Lawrence) Perkins, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and their relatives, primarily from the mid-19th century.
Holman-Perkins family collection -- 1854-1868 (bulk 1860-1866) Creator: Perkins, Catherine H.
Extent: 72 items
Abstract: The Holman-Perkins family collection contains letters that family members and friends wrote to Catherine Holman Perkins and Daniel Perkins of Temple, Maine, in the 1850s and 1860s. Correspondents commented on their lives in Maine and California and sometimes referred to the Civil War.
William and Isaac Perkins papers -- 1784-1794 Creator: Perkins, Isaac, 1741-ca. 1795
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The William and Isaac Perkins papers contain correspondence written between brothers William Lee Perkins and Isaac Perkins, 1784-1794, concerning politics, their careers, and family news.
Frank Perkins letters -- 1904-1906 Creator: Perkins, Warren Francis and Perkins, Ariadne
Extent: 36 items
Abstract: Warren F. Perkins, Jr. ("Frank") wrote 36 letters to his parents in Providence, Rhode Island, while traveling and working in Canada, the Midwest, and New York from 1904-1906. He commented on his life and work in Chicago; Saint Louis; Topeka; and Kokomo, Indiana, and also discussed his travels to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and his work on a houseboat in and around the state of New York.
John L. Perley papers -- 1864 Creator: Perley, Jane
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: John L. Perley, a baker from Newburyport, was among the first to respond to Lincoln's call for recruits in April, 1861. His three letters to his wife describe the executions of deserters, a failed expedition up the Ashepoo River, and an account of skirmishes during the raid toward Baldwin, Fla. during the Civil War.
Willard T. Perrin diary -- 1869 Creator: Perrin, Willard Taylor, 1850-1929
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Willard T. Perrin kept this pocket diary while attending Harvard University in 1869. Perrin wrote about daily activities such socializing with friends and family, attending church, playing baseball, and traveling around Massachusetts.
Nathaniel Perry drill book -- 1751 Creator: Perry, Nathaniel, 1713-1756
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Nathaniel Perry drill book contains instructions for several military drills performed by the Massachusetts Militia in the 1750s.
Sally Perry letters -- 1826-1862 Creator: Perry, Sally and Perry, Talmon, 1826-1909
Extent: 25 items
Abstract: This collection contains letters that Sally Perry received from family members, who commented on her bereavement and on their lives in New York and Massachusetts in the mid-19th century. The collection also contains letters written and received by Perry's son, Talmon Perry, who wrote about his experiences at Yale College and in Princeton, New Jersey.
John Peterkin journal -- 1817-1819, 1837-1838 Creator: Peterkin, John, ca. 1790-1833
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Peterkin journal includes letters written by Peterkin, a Scottish immigrant to Virginia and Georgia in 1817-1819, to family and friends in Scotland and Pennsylvania, as well as writings by William Russell, a later owner of the journal. Peterkin wrote about his thoughts on slavery, the displacement of Native Americans, and democracy.
Sarah Peterson correspondence -- 1899-1900 Creator: Peterson, Sarah S., 1874-
Extent: 21 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 21 letters that Sarah Peterson of Salem, Massachusetts, received from "John," an acquaintance living in Paris, from 1899-1900. John commented on religious life, public celebrations, and his everyday experiences in France.
Simon Peterson papers -- 1861-1866 Creator: Peterson, Simon
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: The Peterson papers consist of 14 letters addressed to Simon Peterson of Oakfield, Mich., written by acquaintances in Civil War service. Although war-related content is comparatively sparse, there are reports of the battle of Shiloh and the advance on Corinth, references to daily routine, marches, the pros and cons (mainly cons) of post-war service, and slaves in Alabama.
Noah Phelps papers -- 1733-1790 Creator: Phelps, Noah, 1740-1809
Extent: 125 items
Abstract: The Noah Phelps papers consist primarily of materials relating to Phelps' service as a Continental Army Captain during the American Revolution, but also contain documents from his work surveying, and as justice of the peace in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Phelps-Lyon family papers -- 1803-1894 Creator: Phelps-Lyon family
Extent: 84 items
Abstract: The Phelps-Lyon family papers consists of the correspondence of two Michigan families written while home and away, including letters from Louisiana, California during the gold rush, and serving with the Union during the Civil War.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Commissioners records -- 1774-1775 Creator: Philadelphia (Pa.) Commissioners
Extent: 464 pages
Abstract: Philadelphia (Pa.) Commissioners records contains records of property taxes collected in Philadelphia county on the eve of the American Revolution.
Quaker Advices from Burlington (N.J.) and Philadelphia (Pa.) -- 1682-1762 Creator: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains "advices" from the annual meetings of the Society of Friends for Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Most of the resolutions concern administrative and procedural matters. The volume also includes an essay about the history and beliefs of the Society of Friends.
James Philips letter book -- 1800-1801 Creator: Philips, James, d. 1808
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The James Philips letter book (552 pages) contains copies of the Philadelphia merchant's business correspondence from February 7, 1800-June 4, 1801. Philips was involved in shipping and wrote to merchants throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Great Britain about a variety of foodstuffs and other commodities.
Philleo-Norton family papers -- 1830-1872 Creator: Philleo-Norton family
Extent: 145 items
Abstract: The Philleo-Norton papers contain the letters of Calvin W. Philleo, a a lawyer, author, and Free Soil Democrat; documents of pension claims for the widows and children of Revolutionary War veterans; legal documents entered in the suit of Sheldon et al. v. the Second School Society, Suffield; and the letters of Elizabeth Philleo as a young woman during the Civil War.
Henry M. Phillips collection -- 1857-1875 Creator: Phillips family
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Henry M. Phillips collection contains materials related to Phillips's life and legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century, and to the Citizens of the Fifth Ward for the Relief and Employment of the Poor.
Harold K. and Betty Phillips collection -- 1938-1942 (bulk 1938-1941) Creator: Phillips, Harold K., b. ca. 1915 and Phillips, Betty Austin, b. ca. 1920
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains letters to and between Harold K. Phillips and his wife, Betty Austin. Phillips, a native of Kansas, served on the USS Antares in the years before World War II. The majority of items dated 1938-1939 are letters to Harold and Betty from friends and family members in Kansas, Missouri, and Montana; the majority of letters dated 1940-1941 are letters from Harold K. Phillips to Betty Austin Phillips.
Charles Phillips letters -- 1944-1946 Creator: Phillips, Thomas A. and Phillips, Dorsia
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: Brothers Thomas A. and Charles E. Phillips wrote 4 letters to their parents while serving in the United States Army Air Forces during and just after World War II. They commented on subjects such as their flight training, military movements, and a labor strike.
Phoenix family papers -- 1776-1884 (bulk 1808-1814) Creator: Phoenix family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Phoenix family papers contain correspondence and documents relating to the firm Phoenix, Ingraham & Nixon and its failure in 1811, resulting in Alexander Phoenix's imprisonment for debt. They also include 11 letters from Harriet Beecher to Elizabeth Phoenix, dating to the late 1820s and 1830s.
Adam H. Pickel papers -- 1862-1863 Creator: Pickel family
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: The Pickel papers contain nine letters written by Adam H. Pickel to his parents in Phoenixville and one written to a sister during his enlistment in the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. His letters provide interesting commentary on the war; in particular, he strongly refuted the rumor that General Joseph Hooker was drunk at the battle of Chancellorville.
A. R. Pierce and A. L. Rankin papers -- 1873-1880 Creator: Pierce, A. R. and Rankin, Adam Lowry, 1816-1895
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: A. R. Pierce and A. L. Rankin papers consist of letters filled with detailed information on the buildings, people, and religious life of Tulare, California.
Kate Pierce papers -- 1859-1873 Creator: Pierce, Kate, 1846-1897
Extent: 43 items
Abstract: The Kate Pierce papers consist of letters sent to Pierce by several writers, including her brother, Franklin, a soldier in the 15th New York Engineers; Edward Brady, of the 13th U.S. Infantry; and several female friends. Also included are several school exercises.
John Pierpont papers -- 1854-1861 Creator: Pierpont, John, 1785-1866
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The John Pierpont papers consist of seven letters written by the noted Unitarian minister, poet, and reformer about his Spiritualist beliefs and activities.
John Pierson papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Pierson family
Extent: 113 items
Abstract: John Pierson, from Pontiac, Michigan, accepted a commission in the 10th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. His letters home record the experiences of an observant officer during his two years of duty in the Union occupation army in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, and later, as he is stationed at Fort Harrison the north bank of the James River in Virginia.
A. B. Pinkham report -- 1830 Creator: Pinkham, Alexander Bunker, b. 1792
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Alexander B. Pinkham sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, to Brazil with a crew of boys on the brig Clio in 1829 and 1830. In his report to William Coffin, president of the board of trustees for the Coffin School of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Pinkham discussed his experiences during the first leg of the voyage, intended to teach the boys the art of sailing.
Henry Pippitt papers -- 1864-1865 Creator: Pippitt, Rebecca
Extent: 128 items
Abstract: Virtually all of Henry Pippitt's surviving Civil War correspondence consists of letters addressed to his mother, Rebecca, documenting two intertwining themes: the Petersburg Campaign from start to finish, and Pippitt's personal campaign to keep himself and his family in good order.Pippitt's letters offer commentary on the last year of the war as seen through the eyes of a young working class man, grown up far beyond his years.
John and Paul Pitman papers -- 1944-1946 Creator: Pitman, Jay A. and Pitman, Blanche Morford
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The John and Paul Pitman papers consist primarily of correspondence that the brothers wrote to their parents while serving in the Philippines during World War II. They commented on their daily lives in the final months of the war.
Pollard family papers -- 1841-1893 (bulk 1844-1865) Creator: Pollard family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Pollard family papers contain correspondence, indentures, and financial records related to Asa D. Pollard and his children, including Joseph G. Pollard, Cyrus W. Pollard, Emily F. Pollard, and George F. Pollard. Members of the Pollard family corresponded about their lives in New Hampshire and Massachusetts from the 1840s-1860s.
John Polley orderly book -- 1775 Creator: Polley, John, 1743-1829
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Polley orderly book contains orders kept by a Connecticut soldier stationed in Roxbury, Massachusetts, from September 19 to December 31, 1775. Entries consist of brigade orders issued from General Artemas Ward's headquarters and general orders from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Frank and Glenn Pollock letters -- 1917-1919 (bulk 1917-1918) Creator: Pollock, James and Pollock, Ida
Extent: 15 items
Abstract: This collection consists of letters that brothers Frank and Glenn Pollock wrote to their parents in Detroit and Atlantic Mine, Michigan, while serving in the United States Army during World War I. Both discussed their training at Camp Custer, Michigan. Glenn described some of his experiences in France as part of the 20th Engineer Regiment.
James B. Pond papers -- 1863-1901 Creator: Pond, James B., 1838-1903
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of autobiographical manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and family photograph albums related to James B. Pond. Some of the items pertain to Pond's service during the Civil War and to his work as a lecture agent.
Bushrod W. Poor collection -- 1837-1852 Creator: Poor, Bushrod W.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Bushrod W. Poor collection contains seven letters written to Poor in central Massachusetts and New Hampshire by "Gibson," a friend, and Joanna Poor, his wife, between 1837 and 1852. Joanna composed six of the letters from her family's home in northern Vermont and from Lowell, Massachusetts, and discussed her life at home during her husband's search for employment.
Pope-Horn papers -- 1905-1918 (bulk 1910-1913) Creator: Pope, James P. (James Pinckney), 1884-1966 and Pope, Pauline Horn, 1887-1957
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Pope-Horn papers consist primarily of letters exchanged by future United States Senator James Pinckney Pope and Pauline Horn during their courtship. The couple's letters reflect their daily lives, their relationship, and political issues in Idaho and throughout the United States. Additional material includes postcards, photographs, and other ephemera.
Port William (Ky.) Town Trustees minute book -- 1797-1840 Creator: Port William (Ky.). Board of Trustees.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Port William (Ky.) Town Trustees minute book pertains largely to property ownership and improvement, taxation, and elections in Port William (later Carrollton), Kentucky, from 1797-1840.
John Porteous letter book -- 1767-1769 Creator: Porteous, John, d. 1799
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Porteous letter book documents the business endeavors and concerns of a fur trader and merchant active in New York, Montreal, and Michigan between 1767 and 1769.
Augustus Porter papers -- 1811-1888, 1948 (bulk 1811-1888) Creator: Porter, Augustus, 1769-1849
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Augustus Porter papers consist primarily of Porter's incoming business correspondence from the early 19th century. Porter, an early settler of Niagara Falls, New York, had business interests across a variety of industries. Other items include financial records related to Porter's businesses and personal letters written and received by Porter's son, Augustus Seymour Porter.
Amy Kirby papers -- 1824-1825 Creator: Post, Amy, b. 1802
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Amy Kirby (later Amy Kirby Post) collection consists of courtship letters written to Charles Willets describing their relationship as well as Kirby's life as a Quaker.
Potomac Company collection -- 1785-1822 (bulk 1785-1795) Creator: Potomac Company
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 items pertaining to the Potomac Company's administrative affairs in the late 18th century and to its efforts to create canals along unnavigable portions of the Potomac River.
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) V-mail collection -- 1943-1944 Creator: Poughkeepsie YMCA (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Lewis family, and Temple, Dean H.
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: This collection contains V-mail letters that multiple soldiers and a navy nurse wrote to correspondents in Poughkeepsie, New York, from 1943-1944. The correspondents commented on their experiences in England, India, and Africa.
Samuel Powel notes on metaphysics and logic -- 1756 Creator: Powel, Samuel, 1738-1793
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Samuel Powel's notes on metaphysics and logic are a collection of several philosophical treatises that Powell composed while attending the College of Philadelphia in 1756. The volume has six essays in Latin (3 essays) and English (3 essays) about the definition of philosophy, aspects of human nature, and logical reasoning.
Pratt family papers -- 1854-1935 (bulk 1865-1895) Creator: Pratt family
Extent: 3.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Pratt family papers present a chronicle of middle-class women's lives between the 1850's and 1890's.
Charles C. Pratt papers -- 1902, 1905, 1908-1909 (bulk 1902, 1908-1909) Creator: Pratt, Charles C. (Charles Clarence), 1854-1916
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Charles C. Pratt papers contain incoming letters to Pratt about two of his political campaigns: his unsuccessful bid for the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1902 and his election to the United States House of Representatives in 1908.
Katharine Prest scrapbook -- 1930-1954 (bulk 1941-1945) Creator: Prest, Katharine Grinnell
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This scrapbook contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera related to the soldiers' canteen that Katharine G. Prest hosted at her home in Lancaster, Massachusetts, between June 1941 and August 1945.
George N. Ives letters -- 1883-1884 Creator: Preston, Samuel Truman
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: This collection contains 5 letters that George N. Ives, a fish and oyster packer in New Bern and Beaufort, North Carolina, wrote to Captain Samuel Truman Preston of Greenport, New York, in 1883 and 1884. Ives primarily discussed his boats, including one he had recently purchased.
Edwin Price papers -- 1867-1870 Creator: Price, Edwin
Extent: 14 items
Abstract: The Price collection consists of 14 letters, written by Edwin Price to his brother James, many of them about life in Denver, Colorado.
James B. Price papers -- 1818-1848 (bulk 1818-1830) Creator: Price, James B.
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Price papers consists of 39 letters written by James B. Price and/or his wife, Ellen, to James' sister, Elizabeth Price in Philadelphia. The letters are about personal matters, Price's medical practice, and his impressions of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ward Prindle papers -- 1819-1849 Creator: Prindle, Titus Ward, 1799-1849
Extent: 47 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of letters to Ward Prindle of New Haven, Connecticut, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as well as a photograph of his son Mark. In their letters to Prindle, family members and friends discussed local news and Prindle's health.
Protestant Episcopal Theological Society minutes -- 1810-1817 Creator: Protestant Episcopal Theological Society
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains meeting minutes kept by the secretaries of New York City's Protestant Episcopal Theological Society between October 31, 1810-May 8, 1815, and February 21, 1817-December 4, 1817. The minutes record the names of the presiding minister and attending members, the actions of the society, and assignments for upcoming meetings. Members presented sermons, read and were examined on theological works, and debated religious questions.
Puffer-Markham family papers -- 1794-1910 (bulk 1860-1879) Creator: Puffer family and Markham family
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Puffer-Markham family papers (1,875 items) is comprised of business letters, personal letters, legal documents, and financial records related to an extended family with business and agricultural interests in Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, and South Carolina. Also present are letters from five Civil War soldiers, containing descriptions of their wartime experiences.
Mary and Alice Puffer papers -- 1830-1940 Creator: Puffer, Mary, b. 1872 and Puffer, Alice, 1884-1979
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Puffer papers consist of items relating to the family history and tea room operated by the Puffer sisters in Nobleboro, Maine; much of the material is undated.
Albin Kendall Putnam papers -- 1821-1850 Creator: Putnam, Dorothy Abbott
Extent: 69 items
Abstract: The Albin K. Putnam papers contain the scattered correspondence of an Episcopal priest and his family in New England.
Rufus Putnam letters -- 1797-1799 Creator: Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824
Extent: 13 items
Abstract: The Rufus Putnam letters are made up of 13 drafts of letters written by Putnam, primarily concerning the Greenville Treaty boundary line. Putnam was surveyor-general of the United States from 1796 to 1803, and these letters provide insight into his duties related to the partitioning of the Northwest Territory.
William G. Putney papers -- ca. 1896 Creator: Putney, William G., 1842-1919
Extent: 110 pages
Abstract: The typescript of William Putney's history of Battery I, 2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, bound and stamped in gold with the title, was presented to the captain of the battery, Charles M. Barnett, as a Christmas gift in 1897. Putney was only the final editor and compiler of the history, which was based on the recollections, letters, and diaries of a number of men in the regiment, with snippets culled from sources as diverse as Sherman's memoirs, reminiscences from soldiers in other regiments, and popular histories.
Robert Thomas Pyott collection -- 1761-1763 Creator: Pyott, Robert Thomas
Extent: 34 items
Abstract: This collection contains business letters, financial documents, and a deposition related to the business affairs of merchant Robert Thomas Pyott of Hull, England, in the 1760s. Most items concern the shipment of brandy, Madeira, and other wines to Charleston, South Carolina, and the Caribbean.