Isaiah L. Alden diary  1867-1869
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Container / Location Title
I: Walter Minto papers [series]
1: Minto correspondence,  1764-1798 [subseries]
Box   1 Folder   1
 2[-] December 1764, Johnstone, B[arbara], [Lady], to John Johnstone
 28 June 1772, Garrick to Governor Johnstone
 1 March 1774, Minto, Agnes
 6 April 1774, Aitchison
 13 June 1774, Bell
Box   1 Folder   2
 3 August 1774, Chalmers
 7 August 1774, Taylor
 7 December 1774, Aitchison
 11 December 1774, Anderson, Thomas
Box   1 Folder   3
 8 February 1775, Aitchison
 15 February 1775, Aitchison
 18 February 1775, Aitchison
 8 March 1775, Aitchison
 Undated, between 2 November 1773 and 11 March 1775, Walter Minto, Sr.
Box   1 Folder   4
 20 April 1775, Anderson, Jo.
 19 July 1775, Minto, Robert, to Walter Minto Sr.
 30 November 1775, Oliver, Katharine
 Undated [early 1776 probably January], Walter Minto to Walter Minto, Sr. and/or wife
Box   1 Folder   5
 22 March 1776, Barlass
 30 May 1776, Johnstone, George
 30 May [1776], Johnstone, George (a kind of P.S. to the preceding)
 9 September 1776, Ragueneau
 Undated, after 7 September 1776, Walter Minto to Wauch
Box   1 Folder   6
 5 March 1777, Walter Minto to David Minto, Jr.
 15 March 1777, Aitchison
 Undated, probably spring 1777, Thomas Minto to his parents
 26 July 1777, Thomas Minto to his parents
 29 August 1777, Walter Minto, Sr.
Box   1 Folder   7
 1 September 1777, Walter Minto to Waugh
 29 November 1777, Taylor
 9 February 1778, Walter Minto, Sr.
 10 April 1778, Thomas Minto to his parents
 1 August 1778, Thomas Minto to his parents
Box   1 Folder   8
 26 August 1778, F[ord] to George and John [Johnstone]
 12 September 1778, F[ord]
 30 October 1778, Johnstone (copy)
 7 November 1778, Panton
 13 November 1778 Slop to Johnstone (in French)    [Note: Included with 30 October.]
 23 November 1778 (copy) Minto to Johnstone    [Note: Included with 30 October.]
 Before 10 December 1778, Slop (in Italian)
 10 December 1778, Minto to Johnstone (copy)
Box   1 Folder   9
 12 January 1779, Walter Minto to Walter Minto Sr. and/or wife
 30 January 1779, Robert Minto to Walter Minto Sr.
 2 March 1779, Marth
 Undated, probably early March 1779, Walter Minto to Johnstone    [Note: Fragment, a P.S. to something else.]
 Undated, probably spring 1779, Walter Minto to Ferguson (copy)
Box   1 Folder   10
 2 June 1779, Walter Minto, Sr.
 12 January 1780, Betts
 21 May 1780, Thomas Minto to his parents
Box   1 Folder   11
 14 June 1780, Walter Minto, Sr.
 2 August 1780, Walter Minto, Sr.    [Note: Includes a P.S. from A. Waugh.]
 22 January 1781, Walter Minto, Sr.
 10 February 1781, Thomas Minto to his sister Nanny Minto
 10 February 1781, Thomas Minto to his parents    [Note: With P.S. 15 February.]
Box   1 Folder   12
 24 July 1781, Thomas Minto to his sister Nanny Minto
 24 July 1781, Thomas Minto to his parents
 28 September 1781, Walter Minto to Walter Minto, Sr. and/or wife (fragment)
 11 March 1782, Walter Minto to Walter Minto, Sr. and/or wife
Box   1 Folder   13
 12 September 1782, Walter Minto, Sr.
 14 October [1782], Blackhall
 4 January 1783, Robert Minto to Walter Minto, Sr.
 6 February 1783, Blackhall
 19 May 1783, Blackhall
Box   1 Folder   14
 21 September 1783, McDonald
  March 1784, Drummond
 24 June 1784, Drummond
 28 June 1784, McDonald
 30 June 1784, Walter Minto to Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   15
 10 July 1784, Walter Minto to Monthly Reviewers (copy)
 [14 July 1784], Drummond
 22 July 1784, Drummond
 30 July 1784, Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   16
 [July / August 1784], Drummond
 19 August [1784], Drummond
 [21 August 1784], Drummond
 6 September 1784, Drummond
 4 October [1784], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   17
 10 November [1784], Drummond
 25 November 1784, Drummond
 [November / December 1784], Drummond
 13 December 1784, Drummond
Box   1 Folder   18
 3 January 1785, Drummond
 11 January 1785, Drummond
 21 January [1785], Drummond
 6 February 1785, Drummond
Box   1 Folder   19
 [February-April 1785], Drummond
 [February-April 1785], Drummond
 [February-April 1785], Drummond
 [February-April 1785], Drummond
 [February-April 1785], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   20
 2 May 1785, Drummond
 [25 & 26 May 1785], Drummond
 26 May 1785, Lord Buchan
 26 June 1785, Drummond
 28 June [1785], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   21
 [21 July 1785], Drummond
 [22 July 1785], Drummond
 [24 July 1785], Drummond
 [29 July 1785], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   22
 8 August [1785], Drummond
 23 August 1785, Lord Buchan
 23 August 1785, Minto, Thomas
 [1 September 1785], Drummond
 4 September 1785, Drummond
Box   1 Folder   23
 [10 September 1785], Slop
 13 September 1785, Thomas Minto
 [16 September 1785], Drummond
 22 September 1785, Lord Buchan
 29 September 1785, Minto, Thomas
Box   1 Folder   24
 [5 October 1785], Drummond
 [10 October 1785], Drummond
 11 October 1785, Drummond
 25 October 1785, Jamieson
 31 October [1785], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   25
 14 November 1785, Thomas Minto
 16 November 1785, Jamieson
 25 November 1785, Lord Buchan
 24 December 1785, Jamieson
 29 December 1785, Coventry
Box   1 Folder   26
 [November 1785-January 1786], Drummond
 [November 1785-January 1786], Drummond
 8 January 1786, Lord Buchan
 16 January 1786, Lord Buchan
 21 January 1786, Walter Minto to Lord Buchan
 23 January 1786, Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   27
 31 January 1786, Walter Minto to Anonymous (1) (copy?)
 6 February 1786, Thomas Minto
 [8 February 1786], Drummond
 10 February 1786, Slop
 10 February [1786], Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   28
 [16 February 1786], Drummond
 [3-23 February 1786], Jamieson
 [1786 between February and May], "Paulus Mart. 5722," "Rhomboidus"
 5 March [1786], J.C.
 13 March 1786, [A.] O.
Box   1 Folder   29
 18 March 1786, Lawson
 [21 March 1786], Drummond
 3 April 1786, Blackhall
 [3 April 1786], Drummond
 [8 April 1786], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   30
 [April-May 1786], Drummond
 3 May 1786, Watson
 11 May [1786], Drummond
 [12 May 1786], Lord Buchan
 13 May 1786, Watson
 13 May 1786, Lord Buchan to Joseph Reed
Box   1 Folder   31
 16 May 1786, Buist
 [19 May 1786], Drummond
 20 May 1786, Steuart
 23 May 1786, N[?ichol]nson
 2 June [1786], Drummond
Box   1 Folder   32
 18 August 1786, Nanny Minto
 19 August 1786, McDonald
 11 September [1786], Alex. Addison
 23 September 1786, Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   33
 23 October 1786, Alex. Addison
 23 October 1786, Jean Addison
 18 December 1786, Grant
  December 1786, Lord Buchan
Box   1 Folder   34
 7 January 1787, Alex. Addison
 29 January 1787, Gurney
 2 February 1787, Drummond
 18 February 1787, Gurney
Box   1 Folder   35
 28 February 1787, Harpur
 28 February 1787, Livingston
 4 March 1787, Mason
 22 March 1787, Thomas Minto
Box   1 Folder   36
 27 March 1787, Thorburn
 28 March 1787, Gurney
 March 1787, Lawson
 10 April 1787, David Minto
Box   1 Folder   37
 11 April 1787, Walter Minto, Sr.
 17 April 1787, Drummond
 18 April 1787, Witherspoon
 24 April 1787, Thomas Minto
Box   1 Folder   38
 20 June 1787, Bond
 25 June 1787, Gurney
 11 July 1787, McDonald
 19 July 1787, Aitchison
Box   1 Folder   39
 20 July 1787, Alex. Addison
 14 August 1787, Brown
 29 August 1787, Witherspoon
Box   1 Folder   40
 9 September 1787, Anonymous (1)
 10 September 1787, Thomas Minto
 10 October 1787, Jamieson
 17 October 1787, VanDerbilt
Box   1 Folder   41
 28 January 1788, Drummond
 20 February 1788, Anonymous (2)
 22 May 1788, Paterson
 26 May 1788, James Tod
 10 June 1788, Nanny Minto
Box   1 Folder   42
 27 June 1788, Aitchison
 [February-June 1788], Walter Minto to Drummond
 5 July [1788], Drummond
 15 December 1788, Collins
 21 December 1788, Stone
Box   2 Folder   1
 Undated, probably between 1788 and 1789, Walter Minto to [Mary] Skelton (later Mary Minto)
 Undated , probably between 1788 and 1789, Anonymous (3)
Box   2 Folder   2
 5 January 1789, Rush
 10 January 1789, Anderson, Thomas
 16 January 1789, Drummond
 6 February 1789, Hutchison and Vaughan
Box   2 Folder   3
 16 February 1789, Lord Buchan
 26 February 1789, Nanny Minto
 1 March 1789, Anonymous (5)
 2 March 1789, Woodhull
Box   2 Folder   4
 18 March 1789, Fisher
 29 March 1789, Drummond
 28 April 1789, Mundell
 12 June 1789, Thomas Minto
 15 June 1789, Ann[i]e Tod
Box   2 Folder   5
 19 June 1789, N[?ichol]nson
 29 June 1789, McDonald
 6 July 1789, Baynton
 1[2] July 1789Walter Minto to Anonymous (2) [= Baynton] (draft or copy)
 15 September 1789, Paterson
Box   2 Folder   6
 7 October [probably 1789 though could be later], Minto, Mary
 25 October 1789, Drummond
 10 November 1789, McDonald
 14 December 1789, Irving
Box   2 Folder   7
 18 January 1790, Minto, Walter Sr., to Buist
 24 February 1790, Drummond
 10 March 1790, Rittenhouse
 20 March 1790, Stone
Box   2 Folder   8
 27 March 1790, Lord Buchan
 19 July 1790, Drummond
 15 November 1790, Rittenhouse
Box   2 Folder   9
 5 March 1791, Kemp
 5 March 1791, Mason
 27 April 1791, Drummond
 25 June 1791, Minto, Thomas
 28 June 1791, Lord Buchan
Box   2 Folder   10
 30 July 1791, Minto, Thomas
 16 August 1791, Buist
 26 September 1791, Rittenhouse
 11 November 1791, McDonald
Box   2 Folder   11
 24 March 1792, Rush
 6 April 1792, Gale
 30 April 1792, Rush
Box   2 Folder   12
 3 May 1792, Hubey
 9 May 1792, Rush
 25 May 1792, Rittenhouse
 28 May 1792, McDonald
Box   2 Folder   13
 21 June 1792, Paterson
 24 July 1792, Steuart
 15 August 1792, Jamieson
 20 August 1792, Anonymous (6)
Box   2 Folder   14
 19 September 1792, Rush
 27 September 1792, Bonrie
 2 November 1792, McDonald
 13 November 1792, Collins
Box   2 Folder   15
 13 March 1793, Buist
 4 April 1793, Rittenhouse
 5 August 1793, Lord Buchan
 9 October 1793, Rochefontaine
Box   2 Folder   16
 1 February 1794, Jamieson
 10 June 1794, Hunter
 12 July 1794, McDonald
 30 July 1794, Broom
Box   2 Folder   17
 13 August 1794, Buist
 9 September 1794, Lord Buchan
 11 September 1794, Oliver, Stephen
 12 September 1794, Broom
Box   2 Folder   18
 20 September 1794, Minto, Nanny
 24 September 1794, Coventry
 1 October 1794, Woofoin
 22 October 1794, Littlejohn
Box   2 Folder   19
 24 October 1794, Tod, James
 27 October 1794, Young
 1 November 1794, McCormick to George Morgan
 [15 November 1794], S. Smith
Box   2 Folder   20
 14 February 1795, Rochefontaine
 3 March 1795, Laurie
 24 March 1795, Buist
Box   2 Folder   21
 2 April 1795, Tod, James
 23 April 1795, Addison, Alex.
 5 May 1795, Minto, Nanny
 16 May 1795, Rodgers
Box   2 Folder   22
 6 August 1795, Buist
 [6 July-28 September 1795], Stockton
 27 [?Octo]bre 1795, Woofoin
 28 October 1795, Rittenhouse
Box   2 Folder   23
 14 November 1795, B. Smith
 3 December 1795, Imlay
 21 December 1795, Rittenhouse to Mary Minto
Box   2 Folder   24
 5 September 1796, Minto, Thomas
 26 September 1796, Kemp
Box   2 Folder   25
 Undated [between 1788 and 1796], Anonymous (4, 7, 8)
 29 October [prob. 1790s before late 1796], Chrystie to Mrs. Clark
 Undated [1790s before late 1796], Skinner
Box   2 Folder   26
After Minto's death (but referring to him)
 14 February 1797, Minto, Nanny, to Mrs. Christie (with P.S. 10 March )
 16 March 1797, Skelton, Joseph, to Mary Minto
 1 July 1797, Snowden, Isaac Jr., to Mary Minto
 15 February 1798, Minto, Walter Sr., to Mary Minto
2: Manuscript Notebooks, Diaries, Account Books, etc. [subseries]    [Note: All in Minto's hand except the last.]
Box   2 Folder   27
1.  [May 1776]: Fragment (perhaps taken from a notepad) containing expenses, receipts, and diary entries from October 1771 (during his stay at Grange Toll in Edinburgh from that date until June 1773) to May 1776.
He set off [from London] for Gravesend on 26 May and went on board the Westmoreland on 30 May. This item includes entry for his stay with Mr. Watson in East Rhynd from 2 November 1773 to 11 March 1775 and payments for his engagement with Governor Johnstone's sons from 17 January to 21 May 1776.
2.  [March 1779]: Notepad containing expenses incurred and payments received on behalf of the Johnstone boys between 17 January 1776 and 2 December 1778.
Last dated receipt is 6 March 1779 for payment of 37 pounds, probably for expenses of the boys, from a Mr. Duff in Cadiz. Minto lists his hypothetical monthly salary through to January 1780 on pages [1]-[2].
3.  [July 1785]: Travel log of a trip within Scotland in July of 1785.
Carron, Lithgow, Queen Mary's birthplace, Falkirk, Perth, etc. The only dated stop is Carron on 5 July.
Box   2 Folder   28
4.  [July 1786]: "Log-Book & Journal / of a Voyage intended, under God's Providence, / from Greenock to Philadelphia / In the Ship Alexander, Alex. Ritchie Commander, / Kept by W. Minto, Passenger / 1786".
Title on recto of 1st leaf. Leaves 2-52 are numbered (except for leaf 11) on versos from 1 to 50, with each verso and facing recto devoted to a single day of Minto's trip (9 June to 30 July 1786); leaves 53 verso-80 blank and unnumbered. A leaf containing compass directions is inserted in the front of the notebook.
Box   2 Folder   29
5.  1786: Notepad containing a travel log and notes.
Notes on Philadelphia and New Jersey; with a few brief comments on New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, etc.
6.  [February 1787]: Notepad containing a travel log and notes between September 1786 and 2 February 1787.
September 1786 (number of houses in various cities), 26 December 1786 (Albany), 19 January 1787 ("Jaunt to Saratoga"), 2 February 1787 (some Oneida Indian terms).
Box   2 Folder   30
7.  Undated [?1782-87]: Notebook of longitudes.
For various years from 1600 to 1830, filled only for 1756 and 1770-87; then one for a full but unknown year; other charts based on Greenwich; references to Slop for many calculations in the early 1780s.
Box   2 Folder   31
8.  Undated [?perhaps after arriving in America]: "Elements of Algebra" (fragmentary).
Box   2 Folder   32
9.  [1802]: Notebook entitled "Practical Geometry, Trigonometry, and Conick Sections; Trigonometry and Practical Geometry by Walter Minto LLD Transcribed by William Hay, Jr. [?] Princeton NJersey, United States of North America, New World".
Appears to be class notes based originally on Minto's lectures, transcribed by one student and sold to others; other names are George Joness Booth, Jno Crump, George Crump, G. Williams, Stevenson Archer, George Jones; references to Richmond and Manchester, Virginia, and to Western Shore of Maryland; dates included = 26 May 1802 17 August 1802 2 & 3 March 1804.
3: Notes by Minto [subseries]    [Note: In his own hand, all undated.]
Box   3 Folder   1
1. [Must have been written after he arrived in America in 1786]: "To the Citizens of America".
Appears to be the beginning of a draft of a speech; gives reasons for emigrating to America: "his heart was warm in the cause of America" and "he thought he could be more useful & more happy here than at home."
2.  Undated: List of surnames with some initials of first names.
3.  Undated: List of books.
4.  Undated: Notes on story of David, youngest son of Jesse.
5.  Undated: List of 15 topics, political or historical
Perhaps intended for speeches like 1 above.
4: Documents from Minto's time [subseries]
Box   3 Folder   2
1.  16 July 1757: Extract from the Baptismal Record of Leghorn [= Livorno in Italy] for 8 April 1739 for Anna Elisabetta, daughter of Capitano Daniello di [P]uglielmo Dousuord di Londra and Marg. d'And. Par[?]ment di Livorno    [Note: Elisabetta later became Mrs. Slop: see letter of Minto to Johnstone dated 23 November 1778. ]
2.  15 December 1768 to 15 December 1769: Reading card for the library of the University of Edinburgh    [Note: Housed in Graphics Division.]
3.  1771:
Invitation from Adam Ferguson to Walter Minto (perhaps to attend a lecture by Ferguson)
4.  24 January 1776: Testimonial (in Latin) by James Robertson of Minto's study at the University of Edinburgh between 1768 and 1771.
Minto called a scholar and citizen of the library; in 1768 he studied Latin, in 1769 Logic and Latin, in 1770 Natural Philosophy, Logic, Latin and Greek, in 1771 Moral Philosophy under professors of arts and sciences) and in 1775 (when he studied Moral Philosophy and Rhetoric).
Box   3 Folder   3
5.  25 November 1778: Statements by two doctors in Pisa, Carlo Barsanti and Domenico Cappucci, about John Johnstone's health    [Note: In Italian; with two notarizations in Latin, 1 December 1778. ]
6.  30 November 1778: Certificate of good conduct of Walter Minto, in company with John Johnstone, by Conte Cosimo Agostini.    [Note: In Italian; with two notarizations in Latin, 1 December 1778.]
7.  1 December 1778:    [Note: In Italian; notarized. ]
Certificate of good conduct for Walter Minto by Jacopo Andrea Tommasini, professor of mathematics at University of Pisa.
8.  2 December 1778: Receipt for 20 sequins from "William" Minto for passage from Leghorn to England, signed by Willis Machell.
Box   3 Folder   4
9.  1 February 1779: Attestation of Walter Minto's good behavior in Pisa by Count Demetrius de Mocenigo, Commissary General of the Navy in Italy for the Empress of Russia, Pisa.    [Note: In French.]
10.  13 March 1779: Attestation by Jean Baptiste Poirel, French vice consul, that Minto was put at liberty in Cadix on 23 February [1779], signed by Poirel at "consulat general de France a Cadix" on 13 March 1779.    [Note: In French.]
Specifically, that Minto, who was made a prisoner of war on the English ship "Le Westmoreland" by the French ship "Le Destin", passed from Cadiz to Genes [= Genoa] on the "Paquebot" Hollandais called "Le Postillou" commanded by Joseph Dodero.
11.  18 April 1782: Bill of lading for a box of books, Port of Livorno.    [Note: In Italian.]
Minto's name is not on this, but rather Reverend Padre Ockelli; mentions journey to Ostend, signed Giorgio Bagovich, Dice Epene.
12.  11 June 1782: (Florence) Passport for Minto for passage through Germany, signed by Sir Horace Mann.    [Note: Housed in Broadsides under Great Britain, Florentine Legation. ]
13.  3 February 1786: Diploma from the University of Aberdeen for the degree of LL.D. for Walter Minto.    [Note: Housed in Oversize Manuscripts. ]
14.  20 May 1786: Certificate of Walter Minto's membership in the Orange Society, Edinburgh, signed by Selkirk Steuart, president, and James Wright, secretary.
Box   3 Folder   5
15.  7 April 1787: Invitation to Walter Minto to attend Columbia College commencement on the Tuesday following (April 10).
16.  1787 [day and month not filled in yet, but probably between March, when first contact was made with Minto, and May, when school opened]: Draft of an agreement between Minto and the trustees of Erasmus Hall in Flatbush for his services as principal of the Hall.    [Note: Minto was at Flatbush for circa six months before October 1787. ]
17.  24 July 1787: Minto's certificate of U.S. naturalization, New York
18.  [September 1788]: Draft of a proposal
Proposed by Minto to give up 5 pounds of his salary to purchase a medal to be given by the trustees and faculty of the College for the best dissertation on either of 2 topics: the unlawfulness and impolicy of capital punishment and the unlawfulness and impolicy of African slavery (date from Eisenhart, pp. 290-91).
Box   3 Folder   6
19.  17 January 1789 : Certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society, signed by B. Franklin, John Ewing, Wm. White, and David Rittenhouse and witnessed by James Hutchinson, R. Patterson, Sam. Magan, and Jn. Vaughan.
20.  1 December 1790: Bond of Matthew Clarke to Minto for 160 pounds
21.  22 October 1792: Certificate of membership in the St. Andrew's Society of New York.    [Note: Housed in Small Broadsides under S. ]
22.  6 May 1793: Indenture between Walter Minto and the Congregation for 2 pews in the Presbyterian meeting house, Princeton.
23.  6 July 1795: Memorandum of an agreement between Benjamin Smith and Walter Minto.
Smith was one of the executors of the will of Samuel [T]ucker, deceased. Agreement "not to expose to sale" the house and land now in Minto's possession and that Minto will execute a bond for 590 pounds to be paid 1/3 on 1 October 1795 the other 2/3 in 4 equal annual payments beginning 1 October 1796.
Box   3 Folder   7
24.  28 September 1795,  1796[with "six" written over a "five," but day and month are torn away]: Part 1: Bond of indemnity by Minto to Richard Stockton for 1180 pounds, with additional stipulations, with Thomas P. Johnsone, among others, as witness. Part 2: Some sort of codicil by Mary Skelton [Minto], executrix of Minto's last will (he being deceased), probably asking to have debt set aside, with Elizabeth Skelton as witness
25.  1 October 1795: Note beginning "Doctor Minto sined a Bond in conjunction with Richard Stockton to [T]uckers Executors" for 590 pounds.    [Note: This note was found with Stockton letter in Series I, sub-series 1 above, and is clearly connected with it in subject matter, but it is not in the same hand, and it is uncertain whether the two were originally together in the Minto donation. ]
With payment schedule on reverse through 1 October 1799 (see item 9 above).
26.  2 May 1796: Bond of Minto to Robert Armstrong for 200 pounds.
With notes of repayment on back from Mary Minto in 4 installments (1797-98), the last of which has the name of Josiah Skelton (Mary Minto's older brother) on it; with receipt from Armstrong dated 4 May 1796 for a piece of paper mentioned in the bond.
27.  3 May 1796,  4 May 1796: Statement and release of quitclaim between Robert Armstrong and his slave Tony.
Part 1: Copy of statement made on 30 April 1796 that Robert Armstrong brought before 2 justices and 2 overseers of the poor his slave Tony, sound of mind, etc. (original filed in Clerk's office of Middlesex County on 3 May 1796). Part 2: Release by Armstrong of quitclaim to Tony.
Box   3 Folder   8
28.  4 May 1796: Bond of John Duryie and Toney to Minto for 200 pounds.
John Duryie and Toney both free black men (but Toney late a slave to Robert Armstrong, from whom Minto had previously bought him for 100 pounds, as this document says). Bond stipulates that if Toney binds himself to Minto for 6 years and 5 months and carries out all lawful commands, then the debt will be extinguished.
29.  [October 1796 = the week after 21 October ]: Draft of obituary for Minto.
30.  8 November 1796,  9 November 1796: Board of Trustees of the College of New Jersey directs Enos Kelley to call on Minto's executor and retrieve the books, public stock, cash, etc. that Minto had as Treasurer of the College. Receipt by Enos Kelley to Mary Minto for the above items.
31.  23 May 1801: Bill of lading.
For one box, shipped from Leith to New York on the Russell, directed to Mrs. Minto, to be delivered to Mrs. Chrystie of New York for payment; contents unknown to Rowland Gibbs, master of the Russell [probably sent by the Mintos in Scotland; cf. letters of Nanny Minto to Mrs. Chrystie dated 1797 and of Walter Minto Sr. to Mary Minto dated 1798]
II: Walter Minto Skelton (1804-48) and Family [series]
1: Correspondence [subseries]

Scope note: Correspondence from 1780 to 1813 (and possibly to 1824), primarily to or from Mary Skelton Minto (died late 1824). Correspondence from 1824 to 1843 primarily to or from Walter M. Skelton (died 1848). Later correspondence chiefly concerning Boyd family.

Box   3 Folder   9
18 October [probably before 1780], Skelton, M[ary], to Betsey Skelton
 4 March 1780-6 April 1780, Invitations    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6.]
 17 February 1781, Invitation    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6. ]
[a few days before 19 November 1781], Mrs. S[cudder] to her husband
 24 June 1782--[probably mid-1780s], Invitations    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6. ]
 [1788-1789], Minto, Walter, to Miss [Mary] Skelton    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
7 October [probably 1789 though could be later], Minto, M[ary], to Walter Minto    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
 21 December 1795, Rittenhouse to Mary Minto    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
 14 February 1797 (with P.S. 10 March 1797), Minto, Nanny, to Mrs. Christie    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
 16 March 1797, Skelton, Joseph, to Mary Minto    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
 1 July 1797, Snowden to Mary Minto    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
 15 February 1798, Minto, Walter, Sr., to Mary Minto    [Note: Filed in Series I, sub-series 1. ]
Box   3 Folder   10
 17 July 1799, Anonymous to Mary Minto
 6 February 1800, Garcia del Rio to Drake
Box   3 Folder   11
 1 December 1802, Gamble to Detargny
 7 December 1805, Chrystie, John, to Mary Minto
 2 February 1807, Chrystie, John, to Mary Minto
 4 May 1808, Chrystie, John, to Mary Minto
Box   3 Folder   12
 24 October 1808, Gibbes to Mary Minto
 22 January 1810, Chrystie, M, to Mary Minto
 14 February 1811, Hopkins to Mary Minto
 19 January 1813, Hopkins to Mary Minto
Box   3 Folder   13
 Undated, [probably after 1796 and perhaps after 1807, before late 1824], Chrystie, M., to Mary Minto
 Undated, [probably after 1796 but not clear how long after; before late 1824], Cuthbert to Mary Minto
 Undated, [probably after 1796 but not clear how long after; before late 1824], [Cuthbert] to Mary Minto (a draft of the preceding)
Box   3 Folder   14
 27 June 1824, Skelton, Walter Minto, to John Skelton (appears to be a draft, or else the letter was not sent)
 18 August 1824, Maclean to WMS
 29 September 1824, Skelton, W. M., to Anonymous (draft)
 20 January 1825, Skelton, Joseph, to WMS
 2 February 1826, Skelton, W. M., to Mary Skelton
 6 February 1826, Invitation to Mr. [Walter] Skelton    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6. ]
 22 March 1827, White, Elizabeth, to WMS
Box   3 Folder   15
 8 July 1831, Skelton, W. M., to John Lourey (copy)
[received 25 July 1831], Committee of the Princeton Blues to WMS
 14 January 1832, Skelton, Ann, to WMS
 6 February 1832, Skelton, W. M., to Sarah Skelton
8 February 1834 Invitation to Ann Skelton    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6. ]
 February 1843, Invitation to W.M. Skelton & Lady    [Note: Filed in Series II, sub-series 6. ]
Box   3 Folder   16
 [?2]4 March [18]72, Ryder to Ann Skelton
 17 February 1887, Rayburn to Hannah P. Boyd
 7 January [18]98, Earhart, Harry B., to W.M. Boyd
Box   3 Folder   17
 30 March 1906, Duffy to Hill
 11 September 1915, K., H.L., to Elizabeth [Boyd]
 11 January 1930, Skelton, Ann, to Mary Boyd (transcript of spirit message enclosed in next letter)
 12 January 1930, Robb to Elizabeth Boyd
 7 April 1931, Thorsen to Elizabeth Boyd
Box   3 Folder   18
 18 November 1937, White, Marie Earhart, to Elizabeth Boyd
 24 August 1938, Jack[s]on to Elizabeth Boyd
 2 May 1939, White, Marie Earhart, to Elizabeth Boyd
 6 September 1940, White, Marie Earhart, to Elizabeth Boyd
2. Prose Writings and Poetry [subseries]
In WMS's hand
Box   3 Folder   19
 1822-1827, "Original Pieces / in Poetry and Prose. / 1824" (title, on page 3) (189 pages)
A mixture of verse and prose pieces. The first item is a poem entitled "To the Memory of A Mother." At ends of pieces there are frequently dates, usually consecutive (e.g., August 10, August 14, September 5 1824, March 5 1825, July 1822, January 1825, April 2nd 1825, July 8th 1825, January 9th 1825, January 1826, June 1827), followed by initials or names (e.g., AHDH, my mother, MBW, Miss S. Bayley, MW, TA-n, DB), perhaps referring to people to whom Skelton has shown the pieces; occasionally the note "Published" appears. Most prose pieces parallel those found in Orations, Lectures, and Essays below.
Box   3 Folder   20
 1824, "Extracts-1824 / Walter M. Skelton's" (title page) (190 pages)
Primarily verse, with attributions at the ends of each piece. The cover and title page both have "W M Skelton" stamped on them.
Box   3 Folder   21
 Undated, ca. 1824-27, "Extracts / Skelton's" (title page)
Primarily verse, but a few prose pieces: a series of quotations, with name or source at the end of each. 96 pages, with 60-64, 68-69, and 74-96 blank.
In other hands
Box   3 Folder   22
 1818-[183]4, lecture notes (50 pages)
Notes from 8 lectures on history (both general and ancient), some with questions appended; followed by (and occasionally interspersed with) verse. On front cover: "M [W] McAllister / Princeton College / Nassau Hall / Newjersey / January 9, 1818 / in the 42 year of the Amer / ican Independence." On page 3: "Conemaugh Loyalhanna," "Conemaugh" again, "T.W. Simpson," "Theodore Simpson," "Conemaugh Thomas Chrystie Skelton" (this last upside down in bottom margin); on page 52: "Conamaugh May 18[3]4."
Box   3 Folder   23
 1829-1830, "Elizabeth White's / Collection / of Poetry" (on cover, printed or traced) (140 pages)
Attributions appear at the ends of many poems, but not all. On page 133 are these notes and dates: "My Dear Mother departed this life 1st mo. 18th 1829" followed by: "EW 1st mo. 1830."
Box   3 Folder   24
 Undated, ca. 1834-1836
Extracts in prose and (especially) verse, some of which are attributed. Internal dates: "Princeton 1835" at the end of a poem; " October 4th 1836" at the end of a poem; "The Hon. Nicholas Biddles address before the Alumni of Nassau Hale Sept 30th 1835" at the end of a proverb; "1834" and "Webb" after a prose sentence; " July 1834" at the end of a poem "By a Lady." The first item is a poem by Campbell, "The Last Man"; on verso of last leaf are scribbles, including names (James Hogg, Washington Irving, Walter Scott, and Anderson), titles of poems, some quotations, the date 1836 and (at the top) the place name Freeport.
Orations, Lectures, Essays
In WMS's hand

Scope note: Presumably composed by WMS (the undated items are probably mid-1820s)

Box   4 Folder   1
 28 September 1824, On chivalry (no title, but "II" is at the top of p. 1). (8 pages)
Begins: "There are some subjects which naturally strike the mind." The date and "Skelton" are on p. 8. Also in Notebooks above.
 14 February 1825, On slander, etc. (no title). (4 pages)
Begins: "If we should closely scrutinize the motives that prompt our own actions." The date and "Skelton" are on p. [4].
 30 June 1825, Oration (no title), beginning: "All again is hushed in quiet."
The date and "Skelton" are on p. [7]. Also in Notebooks above; and cf. next item.
Box   4 Folder   2
  July 1825, "An Oration delivered in the College chapel of Nassau Hall a few days after the 4th of July of 1825."
Begins: "All again is hushed in quiet!"; ends: "‘Fiat justitia, si ruat coelum!' Skelton." Also in Notebooks above; and cf. previous item.
 1825, "Oration 1825" on slavery.
Begins: "Slavery, as it exists in our country at the present day." Title and date written vertically on p. [8], which is otherwise blank; the text ends on p. [7]. Also in Notebooks above; and cf. draft beginning "Many have pretended" below.
Box   4 Folder   3
  July 1826, "An Oration delivered at Cranbury July 4th 1826."
Begins: "Friends and Fellow Citizens-Welcome! To one and all, as the organ of all, I bid a mutual and a cordial welcome." Not in WMS's hand, but the ending "Skelton" on leaf [9b] does look like his hand. Cf. Oration, beginning "Friends and Fellow Citizens - Welcome!" below.
 5 September 1826, Oration entitled "The Influence of the Arts & Sciences on Civil Liberty."
Begins: "It is an evil peculiarly attached to literary pursuits." The date is on p. [4].
 1826, Oration (no title), beginning: "Friends & Fellow Citizens-Welcome!"
On p. [10] are "End" and below it "Skelton 1826." Cf. "An Oration delivered at Cranbury" above.
Box   4 Folder   4
 Undated, Untitled oration.
Begins: "The discovery and direction of those feelings which May be made subservient to the prevention of crime and promotion of good conduct, have engaged the attention of mankind since the creation of civil government to the present day." Leaf [1] blank, text begins on leaf [2a], and "Skelton" on leaf [8b]. A version in Notebooks above; and cf. draft beginning "Time is the greatest innovator" on capital punishment, and draft beginning "Many have pretended" below.
Box   4 Folder   5
 Undated, Oration or essay entitled "Proverb the 19th. Vers. 23d. a man's pride shall bring him Low."
Begins: "It is often the fate of those who stray from the paths of duty, in pursuit of happiness, to defeat their own views, & to embrace misery, where they hope to find enjoyment"; no colophon, just ends.
Box   4 Folder   6
 Undated, "Sympathy."
Short oration or essay, probably incomplete but ending with a full sentence in the middle of p. [2]. Begins: "The great author of all things, in the formation of that strange and wonderful creature Man."
 Undated, "For the True American."
Outline or draft of half a page. Begins with a 6-line poem by "Beattie"; then: "Most truly has it been written, in the emphatic and breathing characters of inspiration." Ends: "Moderation in all things May be ranked as the first, or alpha, in this list of first principles." A version also in Notebooks above.
 Undated, "The Bachelor of Arts."
Outline or draft of a page. Begins with three lines from Shakespeare; then: "This is the age of improvement, & opinions should not be stamped with the sin of hetrodoxy [sic]."
 Undated, Draft or part of an essay or oration on capital punishment (no title).
Begins: "Time is the greatest innovator . . ." (a quotation from Lord Bacon); then: "The present is an age of progressive improvement." Also in Notebooks above; and cf. oration beginning "The discovery and direction of those feelings" above and draft beginning "Many have pretended" below.
Box   4 Folder   7
 Undated, "W.M. Skelton Universal Suffrage": a note.
 Undated, "The United States Senate" and "Chief Justice Marshall": two notes.
The name "W.M. Skelton" follows each note.
 Undated, On slavery (no title).
Draft or outline. Begins: "Much has been said & written on the subject of slavery as it exists in these United States." A version also in Notebooks above; and cf. "Oration 1825" above.
 Undated, On capital punishment (no title).
Draft or outline. Begins: "Many have pretended to rest their support of this barbarian practice on parts of the Jewish dispensation." Cf. oration beginning "The discovery and direction of those feelings" and draft beginning "Time is the greatest innovator" above.
In other hands

Scope note: Both probably written in the mid-1820s.

Box   4 Folder   8
 Undated, "Oration" in praise of Hamilton, with the names "GW Crump" and "GeoW Crump Powhatan" (on p. [2]).
Begins: "To swell the sable triumph of the tomb the Great destroyer in pointing his shaft at Hamilton has selected a victim of no ordinary value."
 Undated, On misery and happiness in life (no title), with the name "Bryce" at the end.
Begins: "It is the delight of a certain class of men to describe the miseries of human life in the most lively manner."
Miscellaneous Verse
In WMS's hand

Scope note: Perhaps composed by WMS.

Box   4 Folder   9
 8 September 1824, Untitled.
Begins: "My Mary's form is fair and delicate; / As fair -- but stronger -- is her chastened mind."
 22 February 1826, Untitled.
Begins: "I said, fair lady, that ‘my Muse was dead', / And that, with all becoming obsequies / To such a frail and worthless thing." The date is on the verso followed by "S" and then: "Skelton To Miss C. Morford," with repetitions: "To Miss CM," "To Miss C," "Miss C Morford."
 14 June 1826, "My Mother."
Begins: "Whose anxious love for me was first, / While yet an embryo of being." Poem of 27 lines (9 stanzas of 3 lines each), with "My Mother" as a tag to each stanza. The date and "Skelton" are on the verso.
In other hands
Box   4 Folder   10
 [Late 1824?], Untitled.
Begins: "A welcome gallant chief / From Gallia's sunny clime"; ends: "It bade us honour thee / Lov'd La Fayette." These are lines sung at the celebration of General Lafayette's second visit to Trenton, on 25 September 1824 by 13 young women, each representing one of the 13 original colonies; printed in the Trenton Federalist of 27 September 1824 and in the True American for 2 October 1824 a full account is in A History of Trenton 1679-1929 (1929), Chapter IV, Section V.
 [1825?], "Lines upon hearing a discourse from the Revd Dr. Alexander, from the words referred to -- preached Sunday, March 6th 1825 -- in the College Chapel --" [in Princeton].
Begins: "By faith -- tho' bow'd beneath the vilest yoke / Oppression dire for slavery ever made"; preceded by the text: "By faith Moses when he was born etc. etc. Hebrews 11th Ch. [?] 23 to 29 inclusive -- see also Exodus." The title follows the poem on the verso.
Box   4 Folder   11
 Undated, "Parody."
Ashbel Green, President of the College of New Jersey from 1812-22, is referred to in the poem. Begins: "In Princeton when t'was nine o'clock / To Junior room did College flock / To get a holiday or knock / Town Tutors & the Faculty." Poem of 32 lines (8 stanzas of 4 lines each); the poem is in a hand that has many characteristics of WMS's hand and may be a hastily written copy by him. Also on the verso, following the poem, in what is probably WMS's hand, are "A parody," "Mrs. Mary Minto," and "Johnson is Skelton."
 Undated, "Don't give up the Ship / A new song / Composed in / Dartmoor prison / By an American tar and sold by the author."
Begins: "You parliament of England you Lords and Commons too / Consider well what you're aboute and what you mean to do." Poem of 44 long lines (11 stanzas of 4 lines each), frequently reprinted; the title is based on Captain James Lawrence's last words to his crew, on the U.S.S. Chesapeake, in a battle against the British frigate HMS Shannon just outside Boston Harbor in June of 1813 during the War of 1812. On page 4 is an alphabetical list of surnames (in WMS's hand and including his surname) and then the name and address (not in WMS's hand) "B.W. Leigh Esq. / Richmond / Virginia."
 Undated, Untitled.
Begins: "If on my heart the mildew of the blight / Of rash transgression sits & like a [v…] / Of darkness shrouds the future . . ." In margin on page [1], upside down, is the name "Thomas Skelton" followed by "Conam[e]ugh," with many other scribbles in margins of pages [1]-[2].
 Undated, two poems.
1st leaf, containing 2 items: 1st item: "The Burial," beginning "He buried her silently ‘neath the green sod / Where the flowers were freshly blooming." Poem of 20 lines (5 stanzas of 4 lines each), all on the recto, followed by "Struthfield" and then "Ann." 2nd item: An untitled poem of 32 lines (8 stanzas of 4 lines each) in pencil on the verso, in a different hand, beginning "I hate the world be cause the world / Hath ever hated me"; 6 stanzas are on the verso and the last 2 written upside down at the bottom of the recto. 2nd leaf: Untitled, but a recopying of "The Burial" on the recto in the same hand as on the recto of the 1st leaf.
Box   4 Folder   12
 Undated, "Auld Lang Syne."
Begins: "Should auld acquaintance be forgot / And never brought to mind?" Well known poem in 5 stanzas (of 4 lines each, with a 4-line refrain) by Robert Burns, written in 1788. The name "W Joline" written 15 times in the margins and at the top of the recto.
 Undated, "Parody on the Knight Errant."
Begins: "T'was Samy Jones the fisherman was bound for Sandy Hook / But first upon his almanack a solem oath he took."
 Undated, "A Picture."
Begins: "She was a lovely girl I trow, / This all who've seen her can avow."
Box   4 Folder   13
 Undated, "Days of Yore."
Begins: "There is a charm in evenings hour / When wearied nature sinks to rest." This item and "To a Friend" and "To Melancholy" are all written by the same hand. The name "Rosalind" appears at the end.
 Undated, "To a Friend."
Begins with 4 lines by Byron (from "The Corsair," Canto II, passus XIV): "Oh I envy those / Whose hearts on hearts as faithful can repose," etc. The poem proper begins: "I have longed for a soul as exalted and true / As I've seen in those visions of fancy so fair." This item and "Days of Yore" and "To Melancholy" are all written by the same hand. The name "Rosalind" appears at the end.
 Undated, "To Melancholy."
Begins: "I know thee when the breezes play, / So calmly and so softly driven." Poem of 52 lines (3 stanzas of 12 lines each and 1 of 16 lines). This item and "Days of Yore" and "To a Friend" are all written by the same hand. The name "Rosalind" appears at the end.
Box   4 Folder   14
 Undated, "The Lacerated Glove" and "Lines on revisiting the Cottage of Rosa after a long absence."
2 items, written by same hand. 1st item: "The Lacerated Glove" on pages 1-2. Begins with 2 lines by Shakespeare (from Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2): "Oh that I were a glove upon that hand / That I might touch that cheek." The poem proper begins: "O Romeo! Had thy wish been granted, / What poet could thy raptures speak?" Poem of 28 lines (7 stanzas of 4 lines each, with 4 on page 1 and 3 on page 2); there are 3 notes to the poem: on "Capricorn (line 12), with 3 lines by Shakespeare; on "glove from Harriet's hand now torn" (line 14), with reference to "Mrs. Harriet Rodman"; and on "Scorpio" (line 23), with a quotation in Latin from Virgil's Georgics. 2nd item: "Lines. / On revisiting the Cottage of Rosa after a long absence. May 4th 1807 " on pages 3-4. Begins: "Seven summers have flown, and once more do I see / The fields, and the groves I deserted so long!" Poem of 24 lines (6 stanzas of 4 lines each, with 4 1/4 stanzas on page 3 and 1 3/4 on page 4), by Anthony Bleecker (1770-1827), printed in Samuel Kettell, ed., Specimens of American Poetry, with Critical and Biographical Notes (1829), II.382. The name "Paridel" appears at the end of the poem.
 Undated, "Of My Lady Isabella playing on the lute."
Begins: "Such moving sounds from such a careless touch! / So unconcern'd herself, and we so much." Poem of 16 lines by Edmund Waller (1606-87) about Lady Isabella Thynne (nee Rich). The hand is perhaps that of a child practicing careful writing.
 Undated, four poems.
4 poems, each of 40 lines (10 stanzas of 4 lines each), entitled "December," "February," "March," and "April ." (1) "December" (on pages [1]-[2]) begins: "From mountains of eternal snow / And zembla's dreary plains / Where the bleak winds for ever blow." Poem by Francis Fawkes (1721-77) entitled "Ode to Winter." (2) "February" (pages [3]-[4]) begins: "The Sister regent of the opening year / Now sways the scepter of revolving time." (3) " March " (pages [5]-[6]) begins: "At length stern Winters frigid sway subsides / And leaves progressive this auspicious isle." (4) " April " (pages [6]-[8]) begins: "A Scene of pleasure nature oer the plains / Displays propitious with a lib'ral hand."
Box   4 Folder   15
 Undated, Untitled.
Begins: "Hail sinless child we welcome three / In the unblemished purity / Of thy young heart." Poem of 12 lines (2 stanzas of 6 lines each, rhyming aabccb, with the b-lines shorter than the others). ; on the verso are accounts, in dollars, adding up to $32.70, with what appears to be a date: "20-12-40" (?1840).
 Undated, "Stork of Lea."
Begins: "There was wailing on the water / And thunder in the sky." Poem of an uncertain number of stanzas (51 lines total, but the first 6 lines on the verso are a repeat of the first 6 lines on the recto and the last 4 lines at the bottom of the recto are written upside down); appears to be written by the same careless hand as (r) below. 1 large leaf; numbers (mainly sums) appear on both the recto and the verso; also on the verso is the place name "Holladaysburghe" and the personal name "Hiram" written 4 times.
 Undated, three poems.
3 items, written by one careless hand, which appears to be the same as (q) above. At top right, written sideways, is "Samuel Whites […] / pair gloves 62 1/2." 1st item: Untitled, beginning "Tis midnighte & the clear blue sky looks down / [L..nd]ly on a slumbring world." 2nd item: "Dreams." Begins: "Here am I! What are they? If shadows of the mind / Along without prosstit[] sanction. They / are haughty -- perhaps they are but as the wind." Poem of 1 8-line stanza, followed by 3 lines, with 2 other sets of 3 lines written sideways in the margins, one set on the left and one on the right. 3rd item: "To Lydia." Begins: "The hour has come I must away / And yet before I go / One parting thought I'll cast on thee." 2 stanzas, the first of 6 lines rhyming abccab, the second of 7 lines rhyming abccbab, followed by 2 more stanzas written sideways in the margins, 1 of 5 lines on the left and 1 of 4 lines on the right.
 Undated, "Canzonetta" (in Italian).
Begins: "La Biondina in gondoletta / l'altra sera gho mena." Poem of 40 lines (5 stanzas of 8 lines each) by Giovanni Battista Peruchini (1784-1870). 1 small leaf, folded in half to make 4 pages, with 2 stanzas on page 1, 2 on page 2, 1 on page 3 and with page 4 blank; the poem ends with "per un Veneziano" and "fin."
3. Illustrations and Photographs [subseries]
Box   4 Folder   16
Engraving and drawing
(a)  Undated, Engraving.
From an unknown book, with "Tab. II" and then "Fig. 3" and "Fig. 4" on it. Fig. 3 pictures the side view of gears, probably for a clock (or perhaps some sort of astronomical device); Fig. 4 pictures the front view of a plate probably for the gears, with the inscription "Gio Filipp Tresler" on it, and underneath "Augosto." The 1823 6th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, in the entry for clock, says that "one Tresler, at that time [mid-17th century] clock-maker to the father of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, made the first pendulum clock at Florence, by direction of Galileo Galilei" (page 200b).
(b)  Undated, Drawing.
A drawing of the same, slightly larger. It is uncertain whether the drawing is the original from which the engraving was made or was itself made from the engraving.
Box   4 Folder   17
 1846, Print of Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ.
Box   4 Folder   18
 Undated, 4 unidentified photographs, probably of Skelton or related families.
Bust portrait of an old man; carte-de-visite with 3-cent stamp on back,  [late 1860s]
Bust portrait of a young boy and a young girl; cabinet card taken at Kennedy [Studio], 20 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.,  [ca. 1870-1890]
Old woman leaning on back of velvet chair; cabinet card taken at Aufrecht [Studio], Allegheny, Pa.,  [ca. 1870-1890]
Baby (in clothes) in velvet chair; cabinet card taken at Stewart & Co., Federal St. and Stockton Ave., Allegheny, Pa.,  [ca. 1870-1890]
4. Documents (probate, land, certificates, summons, etc.) [subseries]
Box   4 Folder   19
 16 April 1900, Official certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
W.M. Boyd of Armstrong County has been duly elected a Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Freeport for a term of 5 years; recorded 7 May 1900.
 11 April 1905, Official certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
W.M. Boyd of Armstrong County has been duly elected a Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Freeport for a term of 5 years; recorded 4 May 1905.
 30 December 1905, Itemized bill and receipt (dated 6 January 1906).
For funeral expenses of $51.50 for John B. Boyd from S. Turner and Son, Freeport; paid by W.M. Boyd.
 4 February 1911, Last will and testament of W.M. Boyd.
Leaving everything to his daughter Mary L. Boyd; witnessed by 2 persons; also appoints her executor; 3 attachments, all dated 8 October 1912 (1) attestation of the hand of 1 of the 2 witnesses; (2) attestation by 2nd witness that he witnessed the will of W.M. Boyd, now deceased; (3) will proven by Registrar of Wills in Kittanning and Mary L. Boyd appointed executrix.
Box   4 Folder   20
 5 September 1[8]36, Will of John Craig of Buffalo Township, Armstrong County.
Dividing his real estate into 6 parcels among (1) his son Samuel, (2) his son John, (3) his daughter Isabella, (4) 3 daughters (named Clark) of his daughter Elizabeth deceased, (5) his daughter Martha, and (6) his 2 daughters and the 3 granddaughters already mentioned, plus $100 to his grandson John Craig; and his personal and movable property among Isabella, Samuel, and 4 granddaughters; appoints his son John executor, to whom he also gives $40; codicils of 11 July 1839 and 2 July 1844 (in latter Isabella is said to be married to a man named John Boyd and has a son James and daughters Eliza Boyd and Mary Boyd; James has children of his own, John C. Boyd and Jane Boyd); will registered 5 April 1850 (no place given); the present copy is typewritten and considerably later
Box   4 Folder   21
Detargny    [Note: Cf. section I.A above, letters of Gamble, Garcia del Rio, and Hopkins.]
 25 November 1796, Summons to [Marin] Detargny for guard duty, Paris, 5 Frimaire, l'an cinquieme (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 12 March 1797, Certificate of identity for Marin Detargny, Departement de la Seine, Canton de Paris, 22 Ventose, an 5 (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 20 March 1797, Summons to [Marin] Detargny for guard duty, Paris, 30 Ventose, l'an cinquieme
 30 April 1797, Summons to [Marin] Detargny for guard duty, Paris, 11 Floreal, l'an cinquieme
 26 May 1797, Summons to [Marin] Detargny for guard duty, Paris, 7 Prairial, l'an cinquieme (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 18 April 1798, Carte de Surete for Marin Detargny, Bureau Central, Canton de Bordeaux, 29 Germinal, l'an sixieme (M.D., profession = Professeur, has lived in Bordeaux for 1 year)
 13 June 1798, Birth certificate for Marin Detargny, born 26 June 1776 son of Jean Francois Detargny, Archives du Departement de la Seine, Commune de Paris, 24 Prairial, l'an 6e (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 13 June 1798, Copy of death certificate for Jean Francois Detargny, died 26 March 1794 aged 60 years of age, Commune de Paris, 24 Prairial, l'an 6 (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 20 October 1798, Certificat de Conscription for Marin Detargny, "homme de lettres," Canton de Bordeaux, 29 Vendemiaire, septieme annee (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 22 November 1798, Carte de Surete for Marin Detargny, "homme de lettres," Bureau Central, Canton de Marseille (M.D. has been living in Marseille for [?less than] 3 months), le Deux frimaire, an 7e (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
 28 April 1804, Statement signed by six citizens of Annapolis certifying that Mr. Marin Detargny has resided in said city as a French teacher for 17 months and "has behaved himself with propriety, and sustained the Character of a Gentleman"
 1805, One sheet of paper, folded (addressed on outside to Rev. Mr. Detargny).  11 November 1805 Resolution (on page 1) from the Council Chamber, Charleston, that 29 November be set apart as a day of General Thanksgiving to God for all the benefits and blessings conferred on the citizens of said city and that the clergy of the city be requested to promote this to their congregations on that day. 12 November 1805 Circular (on page 2) from the Intendant, Charleston, conveying this request.
 1 December 1806, Receipt from the Reverend Marin Detargny, Charleston, for $12.75 "as a Consideration" for a "Policy of Assurance" for $2000 to be issued by Phoenix Assurance-Company of London, signed by Jno. M. Davis, Agent
 18 August 1807, Authorization from Charles Lining, "Esquire, Ordinary," South Carolina, Charleston District, to the Reverend Mr. Marin Detargny to join in matrimony Joseph Finch of Charleston, Manufacturer of Cut Nails, and Catharine Spencer of Charleston, Spinster
Box   4 Folder   22
Franklin Heirs
 9 June 1785, Survey by Joshua Elder of a plot of land called "Settle," containing 200  4/10 acres, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, for Benjamin Franklin; returned to secretary's office for Benjamin Franklin 10 October 1787
 29 October 1814, Deed of sale of 11 tracts of land on the northwest side of the Allegheny River, "now or formerly" in Westmoreland County, by Louis Bache and Richard Bache, executors of the will of Richard Bache, deceased, of Settle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, acting on behalf of some of the members of the Bache family in Pennsylvania, heirs of Benjamin Franklin, and by other members of the family in their own right, to Randall Hutchinson; recorded in Armstrong County 21 August 1815
 29 October 1814, Deed of sale of the tract called "Settle," "now or formerly" in Westmoreland County, from Randall Hutchinson to William I. Duane and his wife Deborah (who are one of the parties to the sale of the 11 tracts in previous item) for $1.00; recorded in Armstrong County 21 August 1815
 24 January 1840, Deed of sale of a tract of land called "Settle" (of 200 4/10 acres), formerly in Westmoreland County but now in Armstrong, by William I. Duane and Deborah his wife to WMS for $4000
 24 January 1840, Deed of sale of a tract of land called "Broughton" (of 209 7/10 acres), formerly in Westmoreland County but now in Armstrong, by William I. Duane and Deborah his wife to WMS for $4180
Box   4 Folder   23
 Undated, ca. 1887, Draft claim of Hannah P. Boyd and Mary McFarland, sisters of George McFarland, for "arrears of pay and bounty."
On a form that has 188 plus a blank for the year in the decade (probably 1887). George, a private in Company G, 5th Regiment of the "Calafornia Volunteers," died "on or about the" 31st October 1862 in the service of the U.S.; the sisters appoint Calvin Rayburn of Kittanning to prosecute the claim (see letter of Rayburn to Hannah Boyd above in section I.C)
 1 June 1908, Bill for funeral expenses of $66.79 for Mrs. [sic; cf. previous item] Mary S. McFarland from S. Turner and Son, Freeport.
With receipt of payment by Miss Lizzie Boyd dated 8 December 1908. Since the actual expenses are dated 6 August 1904 this may have been a second or third bill.
Box   4 Folder   24
 13 March 1826, Deed of sale of land by Jacob Scudder and his wife Hester to William Gulick in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey.    [Note: Jacob Scudder, May have been the son of H[annah] S[cudder]: see her letter to her husband in section I.A above. ]
Skelton Family
Box   4 Folder   25
Ann Skelton (1818-1906)
 13 June 1856, Survey ("Draft") of a tract of land (i.e., the 2 tracts mentioned in Walter Skelton, item 3) for Ann Skelton (cf. WMS.'s wills in Walter Skelton, items 2 and 4)
 11 May 1858, Indenture by Jacob M. Bush to Ann Skelton.
For $1100 with interest, to be paid according to a schedule ending in 1862 for 25+ acres of land, part of a larger tract conveyed by William I. Duane to Walter Skelton (either item 4 or 5 in Franklin heirs or both), who devised it to Ann Skelton, Sarah Skelton, and Joseph Skelton Jr. (see Walter Skelton, item 4), and Joseph Skelton Jr. and his wife Elizabeth conveyed 184 acres of which this is a part to Ann Skelton.
 22 July 1900, Lease by Ann Skelton of Freeport Borough, Armstrong County, to Thomas McCauley and P.J. McCauley of Pittsburgh.
Leases the right to quarry stone on the southern part of a piece of land owned by her for a period of 5 years initially, with the possibility of a further 5 years; the McCauleys to pay her rental of 10 cents per cubic yard and to quarry at least 2000 cubic yards each year.
 29 November 1904, Grant by Ann Skelton to the Kiskiminetas Connecting Railroad Co.
For a right of way 66 feet wide for the location, etc. of a railroad over 10 acres more or less of her land in South Buffaloe Township, Armstrong County, for $50; sealed and delivered in the presence of W.M. Boyd.
 Undated, Informal draft of someone's will (probably Ann Skelton's).    [Note: Dates to before 4 February 1911 (Boyd, item 4) because W.M. Boyd is referred to as still alive, but not clear how much earlier; before 30 March 1906 and certainly before 1 July 1906 (see next item), if Ann Skelton is the writer.]
Leaving specific items of her personal property to Hannah Boyd, Lizzie Boyd, John H. Boyd, and Helen M. McIntyre and, after expenses have been paid, dividing the profits from the remainder of her personal property and from her real estate equally to the same four persons (except that Helen McIntyre's part is to be shared with her brother Charles B. McIntyre).
 1 July 1906, Bill and receipt for funeral expenses of $116.75 for Miss Ann Skelton from S. Turner and Son, Freeport;    [Note: Paid by Lizzie Boyd, Executrix (probably dead by 30 March 1906 see letter of Duffy to Hill above in section I.B). ]
 Undated, ca. 1933-1934, Notification by County Treasurer, Kittanning, to estate of Annie Skelton.
Her property in South Buffalo has been returned for non-payment of taxes for 1932 amounting to $12.81 and, unless they are paid, the property will be sold at the Court House in Armstrong County on 6 August 1934.
Box   4 Folder   26
Elizabeth Skelton (?-1826)
 29 March 1825, Will of Elizabeth Skelton.
Leaving all of her personal property and real estate to her nephew WMS, except for some plate and wearing apparel (to Elizabeth McFarland, niece, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Skelton) and a mourning ring (to Harriet Nicholson, niece, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Nicholson); appoints John Lowrey executor, unless WMS is of legal age at time of her death, in which case he is to be executor; certified as true copy 13 November 1826 Elizabeth Skelton now deceased.
 29 March 1825, Copy of preceding item; certified as such 17 June 1839
 13 November 1826, Inventory of possessions of Elizabeth Skelton; certified 18 November 1829 Elizabeth Skelton now deceased
Box   4 Folder   27
Joseph Skelton Sr. (?-before 1840)
Undated, marriage certificate.    [Note: Probably before 1803, when the Skeltons' 1st child was born.]
Certificate by Thomas Lyell, witnessed by W. [?]. Bessonett and James Thorburn: "This will certify that I did on Thursday evening the 27 of May join together in marriage Mr. Joseph Skelton and Miss Sarah White."
Mary Skelton Minto (?-1824)
 9 November 1796, Receipt by Enos Kelley to Mary Minto for the items mentioned in document B.16 (a) in Series 1: IV.Documents (this receipt is now item B.16 (b) in Series 1: IV.Documents)
 1796 [day and month torn away]: Codicil by Mary Skelton [Minto], executrix of Minto's last will (he being deceased), to a bond of indemnity (dated 28 September 1795) by Minto to Richard Stockton for 1180 pounds, probably asking to have debt set aside (this is now item B.10 (b) in Series 1: IV.Documents)
 23 May 1801, Bill of lading for one box, shipped from Leith to New York on the Russell, directed to Mrs. Minto, to be delivered to Mrs. Chrystie of New York for payment; contents unknown to Rowland Gibbs, master of the Russell (this is now item B.17 in Series 1: IV.Documents)
Box   4 Folder   28
 25 August 1812, Middlesex County, State of New Jersey: Certificate that Mary Minto brought before 2 overseers of the poor and 2 justices of the peace her female slave named Gitty, who appears to be of sound mind and not under any bodily incapacity, between 21 and 40 years; recorded in Clerk's office, no date
 25 August 1812, Statement of Mary Minto that she has set free her slave Gitty (of 21 years or thereabouts); recorded in Clerk's office on 26 August 1812
 8 January 1817, Will of Mary Minto, leaving $100 to her sister Sarah Clark, $600 to Walter Minto Skelton (to be used at the discretion of her sister Elizabeth), and the remainder of her personal property and all of her real estate to her sister Elizabeth; appoints her sister executrix and administratrix; certified as a true copy of the will by a surrogate in New Brunswick on 17 June 1839
Box   4 Folder   29
Walter Skelton (1804-48)
 20 October 1830, Commission of Walter M. Skelton to be Captain of the company Princeton Blues, having been elected to such position on 25 May 1830
 ca. 1840, Draft of will of WMS, leaving to his mother, Sarah Skelton, "a comfortable maintenance" out of his estate, and then leaving everything to his sister Ann Skelton; appoints Ann executrix
 21 April 1841, Survey of 2 tracts of land in Buffaloe Township, Armstrong County, for WMS (these are the tracts sold to him in 1840 mentioned in Franklin heirs, items 4 and 5 above)
 16 September 1845, Will (copy) of WMS, of Buffaloe Township, Armstrong County; leaving 1/3 to his sister Ann Skelton, 1/3 to his brother Joseph Skelton, Jr., and 1/3 in trust to his sister Ann for the use of his mother Sarah Skelton; appoints Ann executrix; will proved in Kittanning, Pennsylvania 20 June 1848 (Walter Skelton being deceased), and certified in Register's Office 21 June 1848
Box   4 Folder   30
 23 March 1839, Will of Elizabeth White of Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York, leaving the bulk of her estate to (1) various charities (half) and (2) her 3 sisters, Mary Bessonett, Phebe White, and Jane White (half, in various proportions); certified as true copy 12 October 1841 Elizabeth White now deceased
 13 June 1839, Memorandum of land owned by Elizabeth White in Illinois, deeded to her on 1 April 1837 and recorded in Illinois on 27 June 1837
5: Printed Materials [subseries]
(In Broadsides Small under S)  
 31 December 1799, Sacred music, to be performed in St. Paul's Church, on Tuesday the 31st December, 1799 by the Anacreontic and Philharmonic Societies, at the Funeral Ceremonies in honor of the Memory of the late General Washington [New York, 1799]. (formerly in 1934 Minto donation)
Box   4 Folder   31
 ca. early 1800s, "Boarding and Education for Young Ladies, At Mrs GRAHAM's, Broadway, NEW YORK": advertisement and list of fees (on a ca. 3" x 5" card) for a school run by Isabella Graham (1742-1814); Mrs. Graham began teaching in New York in late  1789 when fees for schools like hers were ca. $80 per year for full boarders; by the time of this advertisement her fee was $125 for full boarders, which must put the date considerably later than  1789 Mrs. Graham was a good friend of the Mrs. Chrystie who corresponded with the Mintos from the  1790s until  1810 and who is often mentioned in other correspondence, along with her husband, Major (later Colonel) Chrystie.
Box   4 Folder   32
 29 August 1844 The Clay Bugle, No. 35, Harrisburg, Thursday, [Pa.,]   August 29, 1844 a weekly Whig campaign newspaper created to support the candidacy of Henry Clay for President of the U.S.
Box   4 Folder   33
 13 March 1852, The Home Journal, for the week ending Saturday   March 13, 1852 ed. George Pope Morris and Nathaniel Parker Willis, "[Whole NO. 318.--SERIES FOR 1852--NO. 11." [New York].
Box   4 Folder   34
 1882, Proceedings of the First Boyd Convention Held at Beaver, Pennsylvania, October 26 and 27, 1881. Published by the Boyd Association Historical Committee. Youngstown, Ohio: Youngstown Publishing Company, 1882. 42 pages.
Box   4 Folder   35
 ca. early 1883, The Second Re-Union of the Descendants of John and Mary-Fulton Boyd, will be held in Lima, Allen County, Wednesday and Thursday, October 24th and 25th, 1883. Printed in Chambersburg, Pa., [?early 1883]. Announcement of reunion, with program, committees, etc.; 1 leaf folded in half to make 4 pages, the last of which is blank.
7.  1884, Proceedings of the Second Boyd Convention Held at Lima, Ohio, October 24th and 25th, 1883. Youngstown, Ohio: W.H. Woodrow, 1884. 48 pages.
Box   4 Folder   36
 1885, Proceedings of the Third Boyd Convention Held at Kiskiminetas Springs, Saltsburg, Pa., August 27th and 28th, 1884. Youngstown, Ohio: W.H.Woodrow, 1885. 33 pages.
Box   4 Folder   37
 ca. early 1887, Call for a Reunion to Be Held at Slate Lick, Pennsylvania, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31, 1887. Announcement to residents and former residents of Slate Lick; 1 leaf folded in half to make 4 pages, the last of which is blank; addressed to Miss A. Skelton at Scilney, Pa. [postmarked "Kittanning"].
 1887, Re-Union at Slate Lick, Pa. Of Present and Former Residents, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 & 31, 1887. "Programme" of events. 1 narrow leaf, with printing on recto only.
Box   4 Folder   38
 1888, Proceedings of the Fourth Boyd Convention Held at Hamilton, Ohio, September 15th and 16th, 1886. H. Byxbe, 1888. 26 pages.
Box   4 Folder   39
 1888, Proceedings of the Fifth Boyd Convention Held at Pittsburgh, Pa., (Hotel Boyer,) September 5th and 6th, 1888. H. Byxbe, 1888. 59 pages.
Box   4 Folder   40
 1892, Proceedings of the Sixth Boyd Convention Held at Marion, Ohio, (Hotel Marion,) August 27th and 28th, 1890. H. Byxbe, 1892. 42 pages.
Box   4 Folder   41
 1894, Proceedings of the Seventh Boyd Convention Held at Seventh Avenue Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pa., August 31st and September 1st, 1892. H. Byxbe, 1894. 30 pages.
Box   4 Folder   42
3 newspaper clippings about family events:
 [May 1935]: Article, perhaps from a newspaper in Tarentum, Pa. (since on the reverse is an advertisement for "Chantler's" in that city), about Amelia Earhart's non-stop flight from Mexico City to New York City on May 8; mentions Samuel (age 68) and Ida (age 73) Earhart, first cousins of Amelia's father Edwin Earhart (who was a schoolmaster near Saltsburg, Pa.), and another cousin, Emma Elizabeth Earhart Fleming (age 83) of Indiana, Pa.; Amelia's grandfather, Rev. David Earhart, had the Lutheran parsonage in Apollo, Pa., and the Earhart family used to visit Samuel and Ida.
 [November 1949]: Death notice, probably from a Pittsburgh newspaper, of Frank F. McIntyre of Altoona, Pa., on 16 November 1949 Frank was the father of Charles B. McIntyre and Helen B. McIntyre of Pittsburgh; the funeral was held in Freeport, Pa.
 14 June 1956: Notice from the Pittsburgh Press of the honoring of Miss Helen McIntyre, retiring school teacher, by the Shakespeare School PTA in East Liberty, Pa.
6: Notes, Invitations, Miscellanea [subseries]
Notes (all in WMS's hand except the last two)
Box   5 Folder   1
Syllabus, with required readings; probably from WMS's years at the College of New Jersey.
A list of college classes, beginning on a Tuesday and going to the following Monday, with only Sunday omitted; probably from WMS's years at the College of New Jersey.
A set of 5 series of surnames, followed by "Valedictory. D. Crawford": perhaps a list of College of New Jersey graduates or graduation speakers (WMS's name is not among them).
"Catalogue of Books," divided into "Classicks & French," "Class Books & Books of Science," "Novels & Plays," "Books of a miscellaneous kind," "Musick"; probably WMS's library, with catalogue written in what appears to be a formal variety of his hand.
"Provincialisms noticed in the Western part of Pennsylvania," a series of equivalents in the form "A for B," signed (on reverse) "Skelton," followed by WMS's height and weight measured in "Peal's Museum" on 8 February 1826 then signed again "W.M. Skelton."
Box   5 Folder   2
Recipe "To boil a Fowl"; this leaf was found in item (a) (1818-[3]4) in section II.A.2, but it is not certain if it was there originally: the hand is quite different and appears to be untrained.
"Kate's Manumission Papers," (at the top of the second quarter (from the left) of the recto), probably in a Skelton family hand (but earlier than the late family hands in section F below).

Scope note: Some on backs of playing cards, marked with * below.

Box   5 Folder   3
 4 March 1780, [Princeton]*: to Miss Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to a dance and a play
 6 April 1780, Princeton*: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of the Senior Class to public exhibitions in the College Hall
 17 February 1781, Princeton*: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
 24 June 1782, Philadelphia: to Miss B. Baynton from the Minister of France to an entertainment to celebrate the birth of the Dauphin
 1 December 1782, Princeton: to Miss Skelton from the managers of an unnamed organization to a dance
 17 February 1783, Princeton*: to Miss Skelton from the Junior Class of College to a play and other exercises in the College Hall
 14 April 1783, Trenton: to Miss Polly Skelton from the Governor and the Gentlemen of Trenton to a dance "in Celebration of Peace" at Mr. Cape's
 22 April 1783, Princeton: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of Princeton and its Vicinity to a ball "in Celebration of Peace" at Mr. Beekman's
 December 1785, [Princeton]: to Miss Eliza Skelton for the season of the Princeton Assembly
Box   5 Folder   4
30 April [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss E. Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
30 April [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss Polly Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
23 September [probably mid-1780s]*, Princeton: to Miss Skelton to a dance at Mr. [?] d[. . .]
[late December /early January] [probably mid-1780s], Bordentown*: to the Miss Skeltons to a ball on Twelfth Night, 6 January
Tuesday morning [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to the Miss Skeltons from Dr. Beatty to a dance at his house "this evening" (with additional comments about Mrs. Deane expecting to see the Miss Skeltons at her house for tea, etc.)
Saturday morning [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss Betsey Skelton from the Senior Class to the public orations in the College Hall
Box   5 Folder   6
 6 February 1826, Harrisburg: to Mr. [Walter] Skelton to a Cotillion Party at the house of Mr. John Shock, Harrisburg, on Tuesday next; with envelope addressed to Mr. Skelton
 8 February 1834, to Miss Ann Skelton to a "Birth-Night Ball" at Mr. M'Anulty's Hotel, Blairsville, on 21 February 1834
 February 1843, to Mr. W.M. Skelton & Lady to a Cotillion Party at the house of Mr. Isreal Hill, Leechburg, on 17 February 1843
Box   5 Folder   7
Statement to James Carnahan 1823-?25: Statement directed to Dr. [James] Carnahan [president of the College of New Jersey from May 1823 to 1854], from a meeting of college, signed by 75 persons (including WMS), deploring some outrageous act by an unknown person and expressing their support.
Box   5 Folder   8
Small Notebook,  Undated [?1830-31]: Small notebook containing "By-Laws of ‘The Princeton Blues'," followed by signatures of, presumably, the 62 members of the Company (Skelton's is the 4th one on the list).    [Note: Skelton was commissioned Captain of the Company on 20 October 1830 and resigned his commission on 8 July 1831 (see section IV. Walter Skelton, item 1). ]
Booklet of proverbs and common sayings, Undated: in English (on versos), with Spanish equivalents (on facing rectos), entitled (on page [8]) "A Collection of Proverbs & Common Saying" and (on page [1]) "una Colleccion de refranes y de dichos communes."
Various notes,  undated [but mainly 20th century]. Late family (?and other) notes, in various hands, made about the Minto-Skelton papers before they were given to the Clements Library.
Box   5 Folder   9
5 leaves, in ink (mainly) and pencil, listing letters in the Minto part of the collection (mainly addressed to him), a bond, a bill, and a few books
Box   5 Folder   10
2 leaves in pencil, listing a few books and giving a summary of the Minto letters
Box   5 Folder   11
7 small leaves in pencil, with writing on both sides, listing family books published between  1745 and  1870
Box   5 Folder   12
1 3" x 5" card in ink with some dates
Box   5 Folder   13
17 xeroxes of 32 envelopes that contained some of the Minto-Skelton Papers, with notes on the outsides about what they contained (the envelopes themselves have been discarded)
Box   5 Folder   14
8 small pieces of light cardboard used as markers for books and manuscripts, 2 of which have notes on them
Pieces of cloth  1845 and undated: 24 round pieces of cloth circa 4" in diameter, perhaps congratulatory or farewell remembrances to Mary McFarland (b. 1823), with writing in ink on one side and usually containing a verse or verses, a proverb, etc. (variable) and the name of the writer; frequently also a date and the home of the writer; and occasionally the name of the addressee:
Box   5 Folder   15
With addressee first, then name of writer, date, and verse:
Mary McFarland: Saltsburgh Indiana Co. Pa.   May 1845 W.H.
Mary: Eliza Kirkpatrick Poke Run,  October 26th 1845
Mary: R.S. Johnston Saltzburg,  September 23rd 1845
To Mary: Jane H. Johnston Saltzburg,  October 1st 1845
To Mary: Saltsburgh,  October the 6th 1845, S. Skelton
Box   5 Folder   16
With addressee first, then name of writer and verse:
Mary: Mary Kirkpatrick
Box   5 Folder   17
With name of writer, date, and verse:
 May 1845 Watson Hughes (with name written backwards so as to show through correctly on the reverse)
Saltsburg,  October 16th 1845 E.W. Robinson
David Kirkpatrick,  October 20th 1845
John M. Kirkpatrick Oakland Farm,  October 20th 1845
Joseph Skelton White Rock Eddy,  October 1845
Rob. Skelton Freeport,  1845
A. Skelton,  1845
Box   5 Folder   18
With name of writer and verse:
W.M. Skelton
Your Friend N[a]ncy White
W. N. Woodend
Your friend R. L.
Affectionately yours Jane White
[J.G.] McQuaide
Mrs. E.F. Farren Saltsburg Pa
Box   5 Folder   19
With name of writer only:
Mrs. Mary Fretz Doylestown Pa.
J. Farren Saltsburg Pa.
Box   5 Folder   20
2 blank pieces of cloth