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Travel journal

European travel journal of an unidentified Philadelphian, 1836–1837. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Journal of an unidentified young man from Philadelphia on his voyage to London, and places on the European Continent. The journal includes detailed information … Continue reading

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Todd Shipyard Corporation

Todd Shipyard Corporation records, circa 1960s. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About Todd Shipyard Corporation Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation was founded in 1916 as the William H. Todd Corporation through the merger of Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company of … Continue reading

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Tipton family

Tipton family papers, 1862–1868. 1 box (0.08 linear feet). Abstract Collection consists principally of the letters William Tipton sent to his wife and sister during his service as an engineer in the United States Navy aboard the ships Circassian and … Continue reading

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FitzSimons, Thomas

Letter to Peter, John, and James Dowdy from Thomas FitzSimons, 1796. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Thomas FitzSimons FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811. About the collection Letter dated 1796 May 31, Philadelphia to Peter John and James Dowdy, Montserrat, Fitzsimons requests … Continue reading

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Clifford, Thomas

Thomas Clifford business papers, 1772–1807. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Thomas Clifford Thomas Clifford and Sons was a firm of Philadelphia merchants About the collection Two business letters: one letter is addressed to Thomas Clifford & Sons from Bewickes, … Continue reading

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Nirdlinger. Theresa B.

Theresa B. Nirdlinger correspondence, 1898–1899. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). Abstract Collection of letters received from commanders, paymasters and other naval personnel in response to requests for hat band ribbons from U. S. Navy ships, especially those involved in the … Continue reading

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Thayer family

Thayer family papers, 1892–1986. 10 boxes (3.83 linear feet). About the Thayer family The Thayers were a prominent Philadelphia-area family at the turn of the 20th century. John Borland Thayer, Jr. was a vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad when he … Continue reading

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Butler, Steuben

Steuben Butler papers, 1807–1833. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Steuben Butler Steuben Butler, of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania was a newspaper publisher and editor. His newspapers included the Luzerne Federalist, the Post-Boy, and the Wyoming Herald. Butler died in 1881 … Continue reading

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Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Standard Oil Company of New Jersey records, 1932–1951. 3 boxes (1 linear foot). About Standard Oil Company of New Jersey The Standard Shipping Company was created as a separate subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1927, but was … Continue reading

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Lake, Simon

Simon Lake papers, 1921–1934. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Simon Lake Simon Lake, born in 1866, was a mechanical engineer and naval architect. He was the inventor of even-keel type submarines and built Argonaut, in 1897, which was the … Continue reading

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