Havard, Reinhardt and Jones Family Papers

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Collection Title: Havard, Reinhardt and Jones Family Papers

Collection Number: 140

Dates of Collection: 1823-1866

Box Numbers: 1-2, 1-91 folders

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Baevin Carbery

Biography:

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Biography: 

Relevant Family Relations

                        (for more, see family charts)

            John Reinhardt married Hannah Frick and had a son, Isaac Reinhardt of ChesterCounty.  He married Lydia Ludwig.  Of their children, several are involved in the letters in this collection.  Their daughter Eliza married James Jones, of MontgomeryCounty. Their children were Christina, David, and Helen (who married Noble Heath.)  Mary Reinhardt married David Havard, and their children were Lydia (Stephens), Benjamin Frank, Ellen (Eavenson), Annie, David, Charles S., and Susannah Havard.  Annie Reinhardt married John Jay Libhart, and had daughters Kate and Annie.  Isabella Reinhardt married T. P. Potts, while Dr. Joseph Reinhardt married Anna Fransisca de Mattos.  Isaac and Lydia’s children also included William Dell, Lewis W., and James Jones Reinhardt.

            Benjamin and Mary Havard, of ChesterCounty, had at least two children, David and Susannah.  David married Mary Reinhardt (see above) and Susannah married William Roberts.  Their children included Benjamin H. Roberts and Charles J. Roberts.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

This collection consists primarily of letters written by and to the Havard, Reinhardt and Jones families.  One of the primary recipients of letters is Lydia Reinhardt Havard Stephens.  Much of the correspondence is between women related to her, primarily her sisters.  There are also letters between the members of her mother’s family, the Reinhardts.  The letters range from 1823-1866, with many of them written during the Civil War, including some from enlisted soldiers.  One in particular is written by Benjamin H. Roberts, Lydia’s cousin, who was killed by typhoid fever in Virginia while serving in the Union army.  Many of the letters refer to adolescents being away at school.  Members of the Jones family are prevalent in receiving and writing the letters.  They mainly write to the Reinhardts and Lydia Havard.  This collection also contains other papers such as invitations and programs to various events.  Also in the collection are partial letters and financial papers of Isaac Reinhardt, as well as a family chart that was prepared while processing the collection.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

This collection is arranged alphabetically by author of the correspondence, and chronologically within each folder.

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Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Box 1

Folder 1         research/background papers         

family trees

Folder 2           misc. papers/items             

poems, invitations, cardboard booklets, programs

Folder 3         fragments of letters and unsigned letters

Folder 4         unsigned letters with a recipient    

7 letters

Folder 5         financial                               

Reinhardt bills, daily financial papers, [4]

Folder 6           “Dear Sister”                      

3 unsigned letters, all to ‘Dear Sister’; June 15, 1853, April 3, 1864, and June 21, 1835

Folder 7         from [?D.S.F.]                                  

3 letters to ‘Dear Sisters’; 1858

Folder 8           from [?fie]                          

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; December 24, no year

Folder 9           from [?L.] R. [?C.]             

3 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 1, 1862- November 3, 1863

Folder 10       from M. [?]                           

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; April 26, no year

Folder 11       from Mr. M. [?]                    

letter to Isaac Reinhardt; May 12, 1835

Folder 12         from J. H. [?K]                   

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 16, 1864

Folder 13         from J. L.                            

1 letter to ‘Chrissie Jones & Co’; January 15, 1860

Folder 14         from M. B. R.                     

1 letter to father and sister; June 28, 1835

Folder 15         from Y. D.                           

from Y. D. titled 77 years ago; undated

Folder 16         from Amelia L. [?Pugle]   

letter to ‘Dear Friend’; February 4, 1834

Folder 17         from Anna                          

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; August 3, 1868

Folder 18         from Annie                         

2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; April/February 1865

Folder 19         from Emma                         

5 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; September 11, 1861- October 23, 1861

Folder 20         from Harry                         

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; undated

Folder 21         from Hilary                        

letter to ‘Mollie’; undated

Folder 22         from Jerry H. [?]                

letter to ‘Miss. Havard’; October 24, 1862

Folder 23         from John L. [?S]              

letter to Isaac Reinhardt; undated

Folder 24         from John P.                       

4 letters; undated

Folder 25         from Julie/.Julia                

2 letters to Susannah Havard, 1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; October 12, 1860- May 12, 1866

Folder 26         from Lew                            

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 8, 1860

Folder 27       from Lide      

            1 letter to ‘Dear Friend’; September 2, 1863

Folder 28       from Lizzie H.

            1 letter to ‘Annie’; 1 letter to Susannah Havard

Folder 29       from Mary

            1 letter to ‘Mollie and Sue’ [Susannah Havard]; June 2, 1862

Folder 30       from R. [?Glurar]

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; August 15, 1863

Folder 31       from Will

            4 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; undated

Folder 32       from M. J. Anderson

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens, 1 picture; August 6, no year

Folder 33       from Mollie F. Beidler

            2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; undated

Folder 34       from Mary Reinhardt Havard and Benjamin Frank Havard

            1 letter to ‘Daughter’ and ‘Sister’; undated

Folder 35       from Mary Reinhardt Havard

            1 letter to Susannah Havard; undated

Folder 36       from Jim H. Houston

            1 letter to ‘Esteemed Friend’; undated

Folder 37       from [?] Jones

            1 letter to Eliza Reinhardt; undated

Folder 38       from Kate Libhart

            1 letter to Christina Jones and Lydia Havard Stephens; March 11, no year

Folder 39       from M. Louis

            1 letter to ‘Esteemed Friend’; undated

Folder 40       from A. [?Parling]

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; September 4, 1865

Folder 41       from [?] Pickers

            1 note; undated

Folder 42       from Ann and Eliza Reinhardt

            1 letter to Isaac Reinhardt and Lydia Ludwig; undated

Folder 43       from Eliza Reinhardt Jones and Isabella Reinhardt

            1 letter to ‘Sister’; undated

Folder 44       from John Aiken

            3 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 16, 1861- March 10, 1862

Folder 45       from [?] Bauglen

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; December 26, 1860

Folder 46       from Dollie H. Bears

            1 letter to ‘My Dear Friend’; 1861

Box 2

Folder 47       from E. L. Braighut

            1 letter to Isaac Reinhardt; June 10, 1827

Folder 48       from Isaac A. Cleaver

2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens and remains of a pressed flower; December 29, 1861 & March 12, 1862

Folder 49       from Thomas E. Corhran

            1 letter to Amanda [?J] [?Birkley]; September 1, 1838

Folder 50       from Clemo G. Dari

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; May 12, 1860

Folder 51       from Alice M. Derry

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; July 30, 1863

Folder 52       from Ellen C. J. Eavenson

            22 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; May 3, 1857- July 11, 1864

Folder 53       from Charles J. Evans

2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens, 1 letter to Susannah Havard; November 21, 1859- February 2, 1860

Folder 54       from Randal Evans

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; May 2, 1858

Folder 55       from M. Jennie Fredd

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; July 18, 1860

Folder 56       from Benjamin Frick

            1 letter to Isaac Reinhardt; March 18, 1831

Folder 57       from [?] E. B. Graves

            1 letter to Mrs. Joseph Reinhardt; September 8, 1837

Folder 58       from Emma Green

            1 letter to Susannah Havard; December 24, 1852

Folder 59       from Angelina Hambleton

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; November 8, 1862

Folder 60       from Benjamin Frank Havard

1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens, 1 letter to Susannah Havard; December 16, 1859- January 5, 1861

Folder 61       from David Havard

            2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; February 18, 1860

Folder 62       from Lydia R. Havard [Stephens]

            1 letter to ‘My Dear Uncle’; July 9, 1866

Folder 63       from Susannah Havard

            10 letters to ‘Dear Sister’; May 14, 1857- May 1858

Folder 64       from M. H. Hayed

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; February 27, 1860

Folder 65       from Helen Heath

            to ‘Dear Cousin’;  November 16, 1864

Folder 66       from Noble and Helen Heath

            5 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; October 8, 1860- February 4, 1861

Folder 67       from Mrs. Dr. Heddleson

            invitation to Miss Sharpe; January 20, 1858

Folder 68       from Louis Jolins

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 12, 1860

Folder 69       from C. F. Jones

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; May 8, 1861

Folder 70       from David R. Jones

            2 letters to William Dell Reinhardt; August 26, 1850 and July 8, 1860

Folder 71       from Eliza Reinhardt Jones

6 letters to Lydia Ludwig and Isaac Reinhardt, 4 letters to Annie Libhart, 6 letters to ‘ Dear Sister’, and 1 letter ‘Dear Cousin’; ca. 1831-1833

Folder 72       from Sarah Jones

            1 letter to ‘Dear Cousin’; May 11, 1823

Folder 73       from W. Jones

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; November 6, 1858

Folder 74       from Lydia R. Havard Stephens, Christina F. Jones, and David R. Jones

            1 letter to William Dell Reinhardt; December 2, 1860

Folder 75       from Mary A. Martin

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; April 2, 1859

Folder 76       from J. Seedern Norrell

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; June 4, 1865

Folder 77       from R. Y. Peirce

            5 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; April 6, 1857- December 11, 1863

Folder 78       from Isabella Reinhardt Potts

10 letters ‘Dear Sister’, 1 letter to Annie Libhart, 1 letter to Isaac Reinhardt and Lydia Ludwig; ca. 1850-1851

Folder 79       from [?] Price

            1 letter to Eliza Reinhardt; August 3, 1829

Folder 80       from James Jones Reinhardt

            1 letter to “Dear Sister”; March 30, 1830

Folder 81       from William Dell Reinhardt

2 letters to Lewis W. Reinhardt, 1 letter to Isaac Reinhardt; January 23, 1851- December 23, 1851

Folder 82       from H. C. Renward

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; December 28, 1864

Folder 83       from Benjamin H. Roberts

            1 letter to ‘Dear Cousin’; November 28, 1861

Folder 84       from [?J.] M. Roberts

            1 letter to Susannah Havard, January 26, 1860

Folder 85       from Robert Sanford

            1 letter to ‘Mr. D. Reinhardt, Esq.’; 1853

Folder 86       from [?N.] Scott

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens, 1 lock of hair; March 21, 1851

Folder 87       from Ellen J. Smith

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; December 28, 1861

Folder 88       from Abijah E. Stephens

            1 letter to Lydia Havard Stephens; October 31, 1863

Folder 89       from John T. Taylor

            2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens; January 16, 1862 & October 12, 1862

Folder 90       from T. L. Vickers

2 letters to Lydia Havard Stephens and 1 business card; February 25, 1863 & April 25, 1864

Folder 91       from J. P. Wickersham

            1 letter to ‘Misses Havard and McClellan’; December 20, 1858

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This project made possible by a grant from IMLS Museums for America 2004-2006