Campbell Weir Collection

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Collection Title: Campbell Weir Collection

Collection Number: 213

Box Numbers: 1 - 17

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Liz Simler

Biography:

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Biography: 

Campbell Weir was born in Wilmington, DE, the younger of two sons of Henderson and Mary Campbell Weir. Weir's family background included military adn artistic careers. Campbell himself was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, but did not accept the military commission offered. He served in World War II with the rank of major. Amon his life-long hobbies was painting in oils. 

Campbell Weir was also noteworthy for his interest in sporting and his ownership and subsequent bequest of the historic Humphry Marshall House to the Chester County Historical Society. 

Other noteworthy Weir family members include:

Robert Weir, painter and illustrator

Henry Carey Weir, Civil War soldier and officer

Other members of the Weir line are documented in this collection. See complete guide for more information. 

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

This collection is organized into five broad categories:

  1. Weir family background - correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material. Boxes 1 - 4.
  2. Campbell Weir - personal interests and finances, investments, military service, business dealings, 1939 - 1982. Boxes 5 - 9.
  3. Humphry Marshall House - Campbell Weir notes, printed material, blue prints, financial records, and correspondence. Boxes 10 - 12. 
  4. Photographs
  5. Miscellaneous - Books, postcards, recipe files, etc. Boxes 14 -17. 

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Collection Contents:

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