Albert Cook Myers Collection

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Collection Title: Albert Cook Myers Collection

Collection Number: MS 100

Box Numbers: 1-239

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society Library

Language: English

Project Archivist: Carol Grigson

Biography:

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Biography: 

Albert Cook Myers was born in Adams County, PA in 1874, the first child of John and Sarah Cook Myers. He received his early education in the public schools of Adams County and was prepared for college at Martin Academy in Kennett Square, PA, graduating in 1894. The fall of the same year saw Myers enrolled in Swarthmore College, where he received a Bachelor of Letters in 1898 and a Master of Letters in 1901. He later received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Franklin and MarshallCollege in 1932. 

Immediately upon graduation from Swarthmore in 1898, Myers became affiliated with THE LITERARY ERA, where he served as editor in the history department. (1898-1900). He served as registrar and a member of the faculty at Swarthmore from 1900-1902. 

Myers spent his post graduate years of historical study at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Harvard, sharpening his skills as an historian. During much of this time, he attended lectures taught by Frederick Jackson Turner. 

In 1907, he was recommended by Governor Pennypacker  as one of the directors of the Pennsylvania Historical Exhibit for the Jamestown Exposition. He was later tapped to become the Director of the Historical Exhibits of the Thirteen Original States. The following year, using many of the same skills, Myers became a member of the Mayor’s Historical Committee, celebrating the founding of Philadelphia. From this position, he became director of the Historic Industries Loan Exhibit, part of the Founders Celebration. 

In 1910, Myers undertook his life’s work--the assembling of material on the life and writings of William Penn. He proposed to recreate the life and works of Penn, accounting for each day. To this end, he undertook a massive campaign to raise money (amounts needed to complete project were vastly underestimated). He  spent most of the years, which coincided with World War I, in England, doing research, attempting to get into many private collections to copy letters of Penn. 

The entrance of the United States into World War I found Myers in America. He became a member of the War Service Committee and worked without compensation to provide for the servicemen coming to Philadelphia. He organized historical walks through Philadelphia, ending with meals and receptions at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He wrote pamphlets for the serviceman, pointing out the history of Philadelphia. According to published reports, about 32,000 servicemen were reached with his activities. 

Though the editing of the works of Penn took up all of his life, Myers participated in other fields of endeavor. From 1924 to 1936, he served on the board of the Valley Forge Commissioners, a time when the greatest expansion of the park took place. From 1924-27 and again from 1933-36, Myers was part of the Pennsylvania State Historical Commission. During his early tenure, he was the driving force behind erecting 27 large historical markers. During his second tenure on this board, he was active in the research and restoration of Pennsbury, Penn’s home in Pennsylvania. 

Other activities often took him away from his Penn pursuits. In 1918, he helped chair a commemoration of the bicentennial of Penn’s death. In 1924-25, he spearheaded a campaign to raise money to buy the original charter of Penn to Pennsylvania, and was in charge of the celebration in 1925 when the charter was formally presented to the State. In 1928, he directed the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the French alliance with America, with a pageant and French officials recalling the Valley Forge Encampment. In 1932, Myers directed the grand celebration of the 250th anniversary of the First Arrival of Penn in America. 

Because his main focus was Penn, the man and his works, Myers was sought as a lecturer. He was known as the foremost authority on Penn, using lantern slides to illustrate the points in his lecture. He also made himself available to budding historians, helping them find manuscripts and sources to aid in their research. 

A lifelong Hicksite Quaker, Myers was active in the affairs of the Society of Friends and served on several boards. 

Myers lived at the family home in Moylan, Delaware County from 1906 until 1955, when it was sold. He moved to West Chester, PA for a short time and lived the rest of his life at Pocopson Home, until his death in 1961. 

His legacy leaves many written works by Myers, even though his masterpiece on Penn was never completed or published. Among his written works are the following: 

          IMMIGRATION OF THE IRISH QUAKERS INTO PENNSYLVANIA, 1682-1750,  (1902).

          QUAKER ARRIVALS AT PHILADELPHIA, 1682-1750 (1902)

          SALLY WISTER’S JOURNAL, 1777-1778 (1902)

          HANNAH LOGAN’S COURTSHIP (1904)

          PENNSYLVANIA AT THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION (1908)

          PUBLICATIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY CLUB (1909)

          NARRATIVES OF EARLY PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY AND  DELAWARE, 1630-1707 (1912)

          FOR SOLDIERS-SAILORS-MARINES, WHAT TO SEE IN HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA (1919)

          MEMORIAL EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY THOMAS SULLY (1922)

          FIRST MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA UNDER WILLIAM PENN, 1681(1924)

          WILLIAM PENN’S FIRST CHARTER TO THE PEOPLE OF PENNSYLVANIA, APRIL 25, 1682 (1925)

          MEMOIR OF GILBERT COPE (1929)

          BENJAMIN WEST’S MOTHER, SARAH PEARSON AND HER FAMILY (1929)                    

          THE BOY, GEORGE WASHINGTON, AGE 16, HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF AN IROQUOIS INDIAN DANCE, 1748 (1932)

          WILLIAM PENN, HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF THE DELAWARE INDIANS, 1683 (1937)

          WILLIAM PENN’S EARLY LIFE IN BRIEF, 1644-1674 (1937)

          RECORDS OF THE COURT OF NEW CASTLE ON DELAWARE 1681-1699, (1935)

          WILLIAM WHARTON’S LAND SURVEYS (1955)

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Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

THE COLLECTION ITSELF 

The entire Albert Cook Myers Collection came to the Chester County Historical Society in 1955 as a gift from Myers “to be more available to the public…” The collection came in various states of organization.  

A major portion of the collection consists of Penn papers.  His life’s work, Myers was interested in producing the definitive series of the writings of Penn as well as producing the definitive biography of Penn. These papers were organized into loose leaf notebooks and an index, produced by Myers, exists for these papers.  By recreating the life of Penn in chronological order, Myers hoped to include all his writings and notes on his life. 

The main purpose of this catalogue does not deal with these “gray boxes” containing the Penn material. Rather, at the time the collection came to Chester County Historical Society, over 350 other boxes of material compiled during the lifetime of Albert Cook Myers, came with it and were put aside.  Some of these other than Penn topics, were researched in depth; other skim surfaces and were just ideas which struck the fancy of Myers. 

Before discussing subject matter, a few words need be said about the research methods of Myers. During his lifetime, Myers never learned to type or drive a car.  He was always dependent on secretarial services for producing typed manuscripts or reports and on mass transit, hired drivers or friends, for transportation to research opportunities. These factors did not necessarily limit his research, but his methods of research were shaped by them.

Because transportation limited where he could go and how often he could go, Myers became a copious note taker whenever he was present at a research facility. His notes were not always taken according to an outline or just one topic. Because he might not be able to return easily, he took massive notes on any subject he might use in the future, always planning to separate and organize his notes at some future time. 

When Myers took notes, he never made a single copy.  In fact, he always had carbon paper and note tablets, enabling him to take notes in triplicate or quadruplicate.  What this means for the user of this collection is that his notes show up in different forms and in different places.  Sometimes there are just folders of stray notes, with any organization being indiscernible. 

From this disorganized state, many stages exist in between.  His ultimate form of organization, short of a finished manuscript, is labeled “notes pasted to sheets”. To reach this state, Myers sorted out all his information, reread everything according to his outline, and put them together in a form he would use to produce a manuscript.  He then went one step further and pasted these notes to sheets, which were then usually placed in binder notebooks. In the mind of Myers, this research was complete and ready for the final writing. Research in this form is so noted. 

Because of limited transportation, Myers compensated in two ways. He got the endorsement of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and was given full access to their materials from the beginning of the 20th century until 1936. The other way Myers conducted research is through extensive correspondence. The collection contains much of this correspondence exchanged with noted contemporary historians as well as research institutions. 

This collection follows the interests of Myers and his circumstances at various times in his life.  A central theme, which transcends all research, is the history of Adams County, Pennsylvania and more specifically, the history of the Cook/Myers families.  His research notes date from the 1890’s and continues into the 1950’s. He had the good fortune to have many relatives in residence, who were willing to do research for him and submit the results to him by mail. 

As Myers found himself on various committees or boards, usually as a secretary in charge of keeping records and taking notes (the results being part of this collection), his research followed the agenda of the committees and boards. Therefore, there is a large collection of information on Quakers since Myers was a birthright Quaker himself and served on the various Quaker boards. His large collection of material on the Indians initially started with Penn’s dealings with the Indians, but was greatly enhanced as Myers became Secretary of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission in 1924 and took on the task of spearheading the movement to mark historical sites, many of which were Indian sites. 

The order in which the topics appear in this guide is artificial. Myers left no specific order. An arbitrary order was created by me, attempting to tie like subjects together.  Introductions to each section appear, as well as a listing of file names.  To help the researcher, the types of information found in the files are listed next to the file name. These types run from simple notes, printed matter, and organized notes to polished manuscripts. 

All photographs, of which there are many, have been removed from this part of the collection and part of the photo collection of the Chester County Historical Society.  Printed matter on a specific topic is found with the topic, unless specifically noted as being part of the book collection of Albert Cook Myers. 

                                                           Carol Grigson,

                                                         Project Archivist       

QUAKERS 

Because Myers was a birthright Quaker himself and was deeply involved in the study of William Penn, it became quite natural for him to pursue the study of Quakers, their records and  their customs. He was particularly interested in finding all depositories of Quaker records, which could be used by the researcher.  He also became vitally interested in the movement of Pennsylvania Quakers to the West and wanted to publish a book on this topic. He searched many manuscript collections seeking journals and diaries. 

This subject is not clearly distinctive from the research on William Penn. Since much of the ordering of the collection was done by Myers’ himself, and the order has been maintained where possible, one should also consult the records on Penn in this collection and the references to the Quakers in general. 

Box 1—QUAKERS--PHILADELPHIA MEETING

File 1—(All the notes in this section have been organized by ACM and pasted to sheets. No manuscript was developed; the information is in such a fashion that the writing would be the next step.)

                 a. Burial grounds

                 b. Clerks      

                 c. Accounts

                d. Legacies

                e. Schools

                f.  Books and libraries

       File 2---Miscellaneous notes (so named by ACM) of Philadelphia Meeting

       File 3---Very miscellaneous notes, which include the subjects of conduct, dancing school, fencing, horse racing, dress,   games, drinking, politics, humor, apprenticing, astrology and captives

       File 4---Records of Philadelphia Meeting

 

Box 2—QUAKERS--AMERICAN

         File 1---American Quaker Records, General

        File 2---American Quaker Records, special monthly meetings (list on file);   Includes a list of all the records of Meetings of Yearly Meeting  (book)

       File 3---Friends Records, loose notes

       File 4---MSS Records of Friends Meeting House (extracts)

       File 5---Friends Burial Grounds—loose notes

       File 6---First Friends Meeting House—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 7---Quaker Records, loose notes and note cards

 

Box 3—QUAKERS--NON-ENGLISH/IRISH

       File 1---Dutch Quakers—loose notes and correspondence 

       File 2---Dutch Quaker Families, A-C, information by family name, pasted to sheets

       File 3---Dutch Quaker Families, D-K, information by family name pasted to sheets

       File 4---Dutch Quaker Families, L-Z, information by family name pasted to sheets         

       File 5---Dutch Quakers--Pennypacker Family—notes and copies of letters

       File 6---Dutch Quakers--Vandervoot Family—family chart, loose notes

       File 7---Dutch Quakers--Bibliographical notes-loose notes on sources of information

       File 8---Dutch Quakers--References in Date Order—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 9---Dutch Background in Pa History—loose notes

       File 10--Dutch on the Delaware—loose notes, notes of Wm Buck

       File 11--Friends in France—paper copied by ACM, author unknown

 

Box 4—QUAKERS--ENGLISH/COLONIAL

       File 1---Early Quakers in Captivity, (English)—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 2---English A Chamber (notes), c. 1700—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 3---EnglishQuakerSchool, c 1700—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 4---Friends in General, Sources—note cards and loose papers

       File 5---Friends Historical Society, London, England—membership list  c. 1900

       File 6---Savoy Friends Meeting House, London—organized notes pasted to sheets

       File 7---Scotch Quakers, includes Swinton—organized notes on the Scotch in general as well as individual names

       File 8---WELCOME passengers –loose notes

       File 9---American Quakers in General—pamphlet “The Early Friends And Their Service In America.”

       File 10--American Quakers—Delaware—loose notes

       File 11--American Quakers--North Carolina—loose notes, list of resources  In NC Yearly Meeting Vault

       File 12--American Quakers--New England—articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 13--American Quakers--New York—loose notes, pamphlet, “Friends in New York”, 1904,and “New York Yearly Meeting”,   1895

       File 14--Pennsylvania Quakers—Bibliography—loose notes

       File 15--Pennsylvania Quakers--BucksCounty—articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 16--Pennsylvania Quakers--ChesterCounty—loose notes, articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 17--Pennsylvania Quakers--DelawareCounty—primarily articles from  FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 18--Pennsylvania Quakers--MontgomeryCounty—primarily articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 19--Pennsylvania Quakers—Philadelphia—published articles, list of members of Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1894

 

Box 5—QUAKERS-- MEETING HOUSES—PENNSYLVANIA (See also Adams County for more Meeting Houses)

       File 1---Meeting Houses—articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER and loose notes

       File 2---Meeting Houses and Famous Quakers—primarily articles from FRIEND’S INTELLIGENCER

       File 3---Meeting House—Burlington—loose notes

       File 4---Meeting House—Concord—loose notes, magazine articles

       File 5---Meeting House—Kennett—loose notes

       File 6---Meeting House--Kennett Monthly Meeting, extracts and transcription from early 1700’s

       File 7---Meeting House--Kennett--Minutes Index, developed and written by ACM

       File 8---Meeting House--Longwood—loose notes, pamphlets: “Yearly Meeting” 1862, “Golden Anniversary”, 1903

       File 9---Meeting House—Providence—articles, pamphlets, photostats membership lists, loose notes

       File 10--Meeting House--Providence--Historical Notes—research and Mss of Taylor for paper presented and then published in FRIEND’S HISTORIC ASSOCIATION, 1929

       File 11--Meeting House--Warrington (see also AdamsCounty)—loose notes

       File 12--Meeting Houses—views—notes and engravings of various Meeting Houses 

 

Box 6—QUAKERS--TOPICS

       File 1---Quaker Costume--Costume Days, 1929--drawings

       File 2---Quaker Costume, notes, drawings

       File 3---Quaker Costume—Penn, notes and photostats from books

       File 4---Quaker Costume--picture examples

       File 5—Quaker Education—loose notes

       File 6—“Quakers And The Suffrage Movement”, by James Truman article by Truman)

 

Box 7—QUAKERS--PRINTED MATTER

       a)   DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS OF BALTIMORE YEARLY MEETING, 1893, 1900 

       b.   BOOKS PLACED IN FRIEND’S  LIBRARY, 1900-1906 

       c.   ANNUAL REPORT OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS, 1900 

       d.  THE QUAKERS AS MAKERS OF AMERICA, David Gregg 

       e.  CATALOGUE OF PUBLICATIONS OF HEADLEY BROTHERS, 1903 

       f.   CATALOGUE OF THE CARPERBY FRIENDS LIBRARY, 1887 

       g.   FRIENDS QUARTERLY EXAMINER, INDEX 1867-1900 

       h.   MINUTES, INDIANA YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS, 1899 

       i.    MINUTES OF OHIO YEARLY MEETING, 1900 

       j.    EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES OF YEARLY MEETING OF BALTIMORE, 1843, 1845, 1847, 1848,1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853 

       k.   EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES OF YEARLY MEETING OF WOMEN FRIENDS, Baltimore, 1851 

       l)   ADDRESS OF MEMBERS OF YEARLY MEETING, BALTIMORE, 1848 

      m)  PROCEEDINGS OF YEARLY MEETING IN DUBLIN, 1911 

       n)  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES MADE TO YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS, PHILADELPHIA, 1922 

       o)  THE FEATHERSTONE AND HALLS, Margaret Irwin, 1890 

       p)  PLACE OF SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN RELIGIOUS LIFE OF ENGLAND, 1897 

       q)  Reprints, FRIENDS QUARTERLY EXAMINER. “Samuel  Tuke”,  ”Ministry and Oversight”, “Priest Bowles”, “Membership in The Society of  Friends” 

       r)  SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: ITS FAITH AND PRACTICE, John Rowntree 1902 

       s)  MEETINGS ON MINISTRY AND OVERSIGHT: THEIR PLACE &         FUNCTIONS,  John Rowntree, 1897 

       t)  THE FIRST PUBLISHERS OF TRUTH, Edited for Friends Historical Society, 1904

 

Box 8—QUAKERS--WESTWARD MOVEMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA QUAKERS

       File 1-4 Notebooks of ACM, written about 1900

                 a.  Redstone Settlement in Western PA, visited by John Parrish, 1773, Peter Yarnall, 1789, Joshua Evans, 1797.

                 b.  Visits to Redstone Settlement by Martha Ruth, 1795, John Wigham,  1796, John Hunt, 1792, Benjamin Walker, 1782,                       Micajah  Collins, 1814,  Hannah Yarnall, 1810, Edward Brooke, 1803

                 c.  Samuel Janney on Western Friends                   

                 d.  Border Stanton and Quaker Settlement at Concord, OH in 1800                   

                 e.  Visits to Redstone by Thomas Scattergood, 1787, Benjamin Walker, 1783,  Joshua Brown, 1787

                 f.   Routes and roads, History of Bedford County

                g . Emigration of Howell Family, Virginia to Ohio, 1813

                h.  Mc Master on Emigration, 1788

                i.   Major Forman’s Emigration, 1789

                j.   Journeys of Emigrant Families to the West

      File 2---Notes, Outline, Bibliography, Correspondence about possible book

      File 3---Notes and Correspondence

      File 4---Concord and Middletown Monthly Meetings--notes

      File 5---Redstone Meeting Records including Certificates of Removal—notes and extracts from Minutes

 

Box 9—QUAKERS--WESTWARD MOVEMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA QUAKERS                             

      File 1---Redstone Meeting--Certificates of Removal (transcribed), and monthly records, c 1790-1800 (typed)

      File 2---Westland Monthly Meeting Records, Certificates of Removal, and alphabetical family list of members with notations      where found in the records (handwritten in a tablet)

      File 3---Extracts from Journals:

                     a. Evan Griffith, Lancaster

                     b. Sidney Pusey (later Passmore), 1850, from Kennett Square, PA

                     c. Caleb Swayne of London Grove, 1807

                     d. Thomas Lippincott, Minister, Burlington Co., NJ

      File 4---Journal of Fanny Smith, 1823 (transcribed)--Journey from Bucks Co to Byberry, Ohio to teach school

      File 5---Early Friends in the West—articles from FRIEND’S  INTELLIGENCER

 

Box 10—QUAKERS--NOTE CARDS ABOUT QUAKERS, IN ACM ORDER,  SOME ORGANIZED BY COUNTY

 

Box 11—QUAKERS--COLLECTION OF PIECE BOOKS AND PASTE OVER           SCRAP BOOKS  (ON OLD CIPHER BOOKS). MOST ARE UNSIGNED. 

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY 

This series of boxes was originally designed and put together by Myers. By reading some of his personal notes, he once entertained the idea of writing a definitive history of Pennsylvania. The form it was to take never appears in his notes. As he went through his life, more and more files were added under the general topic of Pennsylvania History. 

In most instances the word used on the file as a label was determined by ACM himself. Some of the topics have vast amount of information contained within the files; others are very scanty. 

Of value to the genealogist, are alphabetical files of non-Quaker ethnic group immigration. Myers also collected many items on various religious groups. 

Some files are full of information with massive amount of notes. Others are very scanty containing very few notes.

 

Box 12—PA HISTORY--SUBJECT HEADINGS FROM ACCOUNT BOOKS TO COURTS

          The subjects include:

           Account book sources, Animals, Architecture and houses, Artisans (notes of ACM)

           Beavers, Betsy Ross House (includes the controversy about whether historical marker is on correct house),

           Biographies (includes sources of records) 

           Boundaries, (The topic of boundaries utilizes several folders and is dealt with extensively. The main topic is the Ben Chambers Line and the Taylor Line, both of which came through ChesterCounty and extended west to the Susquehanna River.  The survey lines were to determine the actual boundaries of the land Penn bought from the Indians. ) These folders include notes and copies of drafts  of actual survey lines, and notes on landholders through whose properties the boundary lines were drawn. They are organized with the notes pasted to sheets, giving structure and order. 

          Bricks and brickyards, Caves, Clocks and jewels, Constitutional history of early Pennsylvania, Copper mines, Costume, (all

              contain loose notes of ACM)

          Courts (notes of ACM, Article from PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE)

 

Box 13—PA HISTORY--ECONOMIC HISTORY TO IMMIGRATION, NON-  QUAKER, GERMAN

The subjects  include:

          Economic history, Fences, Fishing/whaling, Farming/livestock, Forests, Forges/furnaces/stoves, Funerals, Furniture, Fur trade  (all ACM notes) 

          Glass manufacturing (ACM notes), Highwaymen (notes ordered and pasted to sheets) 

          Immigration--non-Quaker: general—ACM notes

 

For additional information on family names, see also the gray boxes in the Penn Collection. Contained within them is information on non-Quaker immigration, Swedish immigration, Welsh immigration and a general topic just called “immigration”.  All this information is by family name.

 

          Danes/Poles, Frankfort Company—notes pasted to sheets

          French family names, A-D, French family names, D-l, French    family names, L-V—organized notes pasted to sheets

          French—Chronological Notes, Bibliographic references (notes pasted to sheets) 

          German, German/Palatines—pamphlets, notes of ACM journal articles

 

Box 14—PA HISTORY--IMMIGRATION NON-QUAKER GERMAN TO IRON MINES AND WORKS

The subjects include:

           Immigration—non-Quaker

                German/Palatines—organized notes pasted to sheets

                German families, A-F, German families G-K—organized notes pasted to sheets

                German families L-V, German families W-Z—organized notes pasted to sheets

                Irish, Italian/Spanish, Jews, Scotch

           Indentured Servants, Insurance, Iron mines and works

 

Box 15—PA HISTORY--LAND TENURE TO RELIGIOUS, NON-QUAKER--    SCHWENFELDERS

 The subjects include:

           Land tenure, Light and firemaking (scanty notes), Mills/milling (detailed notes), Mines

           Negroes in Pennsylvania (extensive notes), Paper/paper mills (notes and pamphlet)

           Petroleum, Pirates(organized notes pasted to sheets)

           Place names in alpha order (organized notes pasted to sheets),  Physical land characteristics 

           Religious Groups, non-Quaker:

           Baptists, Battle Axes, Catholics (notes—different degrees of completeness)

           Ephrata Cloister, Episcopal, Lutheran

           Mennonites, Moravians (notes and pamphlets), Pietists,            

           Presbyterian, Schwenfelders

 

Box 16—PA HISTORY--ROADS TO SOCIAL HISTORY

The subjects include:  (often scanty notes unless otherwise stated)

          Roads, Saddler, Schools (pamphlets, notes),

          Schuykill River (Falls of)—organized notes pasted to sheets

          Ship-building (notes, magazine articles), Shippensburg (Extensive,  detailed research notes for historic marker)

          Silk industry, Silver (notes, pamphlet), Social history (extensive notes and magazine articles)

 

Box 17—PA HISTORY--SUSQUEHANNA RIVER—WITCHCRAFT

The subjects include:

          Susquehanna River (West Side)—extensive notes pasted to sheets

          Tailors, Taverns, Timber, Tobacco, Transportation

          Underground railroad (notes of ACM), Upland Court (organized notes pasted to sheets)

          Wagons (notes), Witchcraft—notes organized and pasted to sheets

 

Box 18—PA HISTORY--PENNSYLVANIA BIBLIOGRAPHY

          File 1---Pennsylvania Bibliography--notes

          File 2---Lists of Historians--notes

          File 3 & 4--Public Records—extensive notes

          File 5 & 6--Misc. references—Extensive notes, labeled “bibliography” by ACM, but not sorted or organized

          File 7---Lists of books and diaries—notes and pamphlets

          File 8---References about America—primarily clipped articles and pamphlets

PHILADELPHIA HISTORY 

 From the variety of notes and the order in which they are found, it appears that Myers wanted to write a history of Philadelphia, tracing the city from its beginnings to where other counties, namely Montgomery and Berks, were carved out of it. His notes are divided into the various sections of the county, using the common neighborhood names known today.  He also collected information about the city in general. Because all of his notes are in files and there appears to be no manuscript, Myers never got further than collecting information for this history.

 

Box 19—PHILADELPHIA--EARLY PHILADELPHIACOUNTY

Topics include:

          MSS (photostat) of RISE AND PROGRESS OF CITY OF PHILADELPHIA  UNTIL 1770 by Robert Proud        

           History of Philadelphia, PhiladelphiaCounty, 1715 (notes printed matter, correspondence) 

           Early Philadelphia town—research notes 

           Sections of the county, divided by Myers, as found in 1715:(Differing amount of notes for each section)

           Byberry, Blocklely, Merion, Oxford (includes pamphlet on LowerDublinBaptistChurch), Perkiomen

                ( Montgomery County): Abington, Whitpain, Whitemarsh, Dublin, Horsham, Montgomery, Plymouth, Towamensing,

                Skippack, Gnynedd or North Wales, Manatawny, Amity, Oley, Society Hill

           ( Berks County): BerksCounty, City Notes (rather large collection of notes), Board of Property, Bowne Accounts

 

Box 20—PHILADELPHIA--SUBJECT HEADINGS, B--T

Topics include:

          Brickyards, Caves, Charter, Courts, Economics (notes often scanty)

          Historical Pageant of 1912—Pageant script, newsclippings

          Houses, Inns and public buildings--notes

          Logan Square lawsuit (court papers), Meeting Houses, Mills Name--notes

          Population, Prints of old Philadelphia, Roads and streets, Schools         and education—notes and journal articles

          Springfield Manor (blueprints, maps, notes pamphlets)

          Stenton (published articles), Tradesmen

 

 Box 21—PHILADELPHIA--SUBJECT HEADINGS, Y—END

Topics include:

          Yellow fever epidemic of 1793 (articles from FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER), Germantown (pamphlets and

                  newsclippings), Philadelphia articles (newsclippings) Pamphlets on Philadelphia:

          “Historic Philadelphia And Environs”

          “Guide to Philadelphia”

          “What To See in Philadelphia”

          “Public Buildings in Philadelphia”

          “Philadelphia: Past, Present”,  Pullinger, 1915

          “Bi-Centennial Celebration,1882”, program 

As part of his study on Quakers and Pennsylvania History, Myers became very interested in other colonies, especially those containing Quakers. He searched the records of several states, as well as the Library of Congress, trying to find these early records.  He particularly became greatly interested in the “Valley of Virginia”, which was once part of Pennsylvania, but with boundary changes, is presently in the state of Maryland.

 

Box 22—COLONIAL HISTORY--COLONIAL IMMIGRATION (excluding 

Topics include:

           Swedish Colonial History (extensive notes), Colonial flags of New Jersey and North Carolina (research and

               report of  ACM on flags)

           Colonial Immigration in general (primarily note cards), Colonial

           Racial Elements (mixed notes and cards)

           Travels--England, 17th c. ( note cards)

           Physiography-historical geography of British Isles (notes)

          Geography of England (notes, printed matter)

          17th c English Population and Racial Origins (note cards)

          English Yeoman—typed report, notes

          Cumberland of Westmoreland Statesmen—typed reports

          EnglishLand Tenure--notes

          New England English Origins, Social conditions--England--17th c,  general--notes

          The South--English Origins—research notes, statistics

          HISTORY OF CECIL COUNTY, Victor Lorbert—correspondence

          Maryland—miscellaneous (notes), Maryland Road (maps, tracings notes), Skidmore (notes pasted to sheets), Maryland--                      Annapolis, Sources of Records—notes

          Quakers—Maryland—notes and pamphlets: “Extracts Minutes of Yearly Meeting of Women Friends”, Baltimore, 1868,

          “Meeting of Friends in Yearly Meeting”, Baltimore, 1875

 

Box 23—COLONIAL HISTORY--COLONIAL CAROLINIAS AND VIRGINIA

Topics include:

           Early Carolinas—organized notes pasted to sheets

          Cane Creek, North Carolina (many family charts of families originally from Pennsylvania, notes)

          New Garden--notes

         North Carolina records, Orange County, NC –research notes

                Pamphlet: “Hillsboro—Colonial and Revolutionary”,  Francis Nash, 1903 

         Virginia—extensive research notes Richmond Maps—tracings, notes

         Virginia--Frederick Co. (research notes), Virginia--Orange Co. (research notes)

         Virginia, Augusta Co—notes and pamphlet: “The Valley Ulterman”, Armistead Gordon, 1896

 

Box 24—COLONIAL HISTORY--VIRGINIA VALLEY PRIOR TO 1776

Topics include:

           General information—research notes

           Quakers and Indian Wars which references the following journals:

                 Edmond Peckover, 1742--notes

                 Benjamin Marshall, 1767-notes

                 John Bartram, 1738--notes

                 Margaret Cook—printed matter

                 Benjamin Ferris, 1764

                 John Dyer, 1763—copied out

                 Joshua Brown, 1756--extract

                 Hopewell Meeting, VA, 1759—research notes

                Non-Quaker and non-Brethren religious life including journals of travelers from Dunkers from the Ephrata Cloister and Moravians from PA, 1753 (printed matter, research notes)

                Bibliography, Physiography—primarily note cards

                Land tenure and intellectual and political life—primarily note cards

                Economic and social life (research notes), Journals (typed           accounts)

                Hite vs Lord Fairfax—transcribed, typed court records

 

Box 25—COLONIAL HISTORY--EARLY JOURNALS AND PROPOSED BOOK ON AMERICAN FRONTIER ACCOUNTS 

Myers tried to ascertain where he could find journals from all sections of the original 13 colonies. He also included extracts from some of the journals he found.

 His file headings include:

     Abstracts of diary of Hannah Greaves Pierce of East  Marlborough

     Travels in America—bibliographic notes

     Early journals, diaries, narratives--notes

     Miscellaneous diaries--notes

     The West, South, New York including diary of John Bartram’s journey in

     Georgia, 1765—extracts, notes and printed matter

     Journals--18th c New England, including “Autobiography of a Revolutionary Vagabond”, 1807, Harry Tufts (extracts)

     Journals, 17th & 18th c, England and Scotland--notes

     Journal, 1839, ChesterCounty, Swayne, near London Grove (extracts)

     18th c. Pennsylvanians in England and France—research notes

      Journals of voyages, Misc journals—note cards

     “ Pioneer Life” by Trowbridge—printed matter

      Ohio—printed matter, maps, pamphlet, “Old Northwest”

       Articles on the West (includes some written by Theodore Roosevelt and illustrated by Frederic Remington) 

In the second part of the box, Myers proposed to enlarge on a book he had written under the auspices of the Carnegie Institute, NARRATIVES OF EARLY PENNSYLVANIA, WESTERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE. In keeping with the movement of the times, he proposed an exhaustive history of the American frontier using original journals and diaries. He wrote complete outlines for the book and put together an extensive bibliography. He corresponded with several book publishers, but ultimately nothing came of the venture—correspondence, outlines, note cards 

 

Box 26—SLAVERY

          Note cards on slavery in the South which include the immigration of slaves

 

Box 27—FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER

Notes from the lectures of Frederick Jackson Turner given at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin in 1903

 EARLY PENNSYLVANIA LEADERS 

As part of his Penn research, Myers automatically became involved in researching many of the early leaders, who were either brought by Penn or were immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania.  Some of these names were researched because Myers wanted to mark historical sites. Others became important when they were in some way tied to his family genealogy. Many of the names contain information on sub-families. Little attempt has been made to separate and sort the notes. They are found grouped into the family groups as sorted by ACM.

 

Box 28---PA LEADERS--CRESAP

Thomas Cresap—organized research notes pasted to sheets

Correspondence with M Jackson Crispin

 

Box 29---PA LEADERS--CRISPIN-FINCHER

      Crispin, Crispin--Irish sources—organized research notes, often pasted to sheets, some printed matter

      Doz—notes pasted to sheets

      John Fincher lands—maps, research notes

 

Box 30---PA LEADERS—FINCHER

     Fincher lands and family—extensive research notes, including land information, family charts and genealogy

 

Box 31---PA LEADERS--GILPIN

     Gilpin—extensive research on family in England and America, many family charts

 

Box 32—PA LEADERS--GILPIN--HOLME

     Gilpin

     Thomas Holme—extensive, organized research, in both Engalnd and                      America, some printed matter

 

Box 33—PA LEADERS--HOLME--RAPPE

     Thomas Holme—more research notes, including photostats of some of his surveys

      Keith Family—GraemePark, correspondence with William Buck

      Jesse Kersey—research notes, particularly search for Sully portrait

      Lamboll—family charts and notes (see also gray box # 117)

      Lightfoot—photostat of expedition notes to Connecticut in 1770

      Pastorius—organized notes pasted to sheets

      Rappe—research notes, some photostats 

 In the collection of ACM books are found 4 by Kersey:

      TREATISE OF FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, 1815 

      TREATISE OF FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, 1842 

      NARRATIVE OF THE EARLY LIFE, TRAVELS, AND GOSPEL LABORS OF JESSE KERSEY, LATE OF CHESTERCOUNTY, 1851

            Same book, second printing, 1852.

 

Box 34—PA LEADERS—PUSEY 

     Caleb Pusey--builder of a house in Chester, Myers did a complete research on Pusey, his house and his activities.    These  were  put together in a large notebook, in the box as part 1 and 2.  Also included are fragments of the first history of Pennsylvania written by Pusey . Myers wants to publish this after he edited the work. All of his notes and work is contained in the files. All of the notes and research is very extensive and well organized.

 

Boxes 35 & 36--PA LEADERS--BENJAMIN WEST 

Benjamin West--Myers was asked to research the West family for a special celebration at his alma mater, Swarthmore. Being very methodical, Myers undertook to research the entire family, their residences, the life of West and each picture that was part of the exhibit.  All notes are well organized. Contained in these two boxes are the following topics:

      West ancestry line, Gilpin line, John West, (his father)

      Sarah Pearson and family (his mother)

      Birthplace on campus of Swarthmore

      Newtown Square home of John West

      Morris family (sister of Benjamin)

      ACM notes, pictures, portraits of West and family

      Painting of Young Men

      Benjamin West Society, Biographical sketches

      Correspondence, ACM speech, 1929

 

 Pamphlets and books include:

 “Benjamin West Not A Quaker”, Charles Hart, 1908

 “Life and Works of Benjamin West,” Carson, 1921

 LIFE AND WORKS OF BENJAMIN WEST, ESQ, Part II, Galt,

John, 1820

 “Benjamin West and Pennsylvania,” Bye, 1929

THE GENERAL MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICAL,

April 1929, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Box 37--SETTLEMENT MAPS, 1660, 1690,1715

 

Myers collaborated with the Burrows Company in Philadelphia to construct maps showing the settlement patterns of the colonies. These published maps became the basis for further research and future maps, used at the Jamestown Exposition, 1907.

 

This box contains the research, sources, and other information needed to construct the maps. More information is contained in the oversized files.

 

 

 

COUNTYHISTORIES

 

These notes were collected as an adjunct to other research. There never was

any attempt to be systematic or complete. The lack of pattern suggests Myers collected whatever struck him at a given moment.

 

Box 38—COUNTYHISTORIES--BUCKSCOUNTY

          File 1—Bibliography--notes

          File 2---Early Bucks Co.—information on early deeds

          File 3---Bucks Co., 1715—research notes

          File 4---1715, Bensalem, Buckingham—research notes

          File 5---Falls, Makefield—research notes

          File 6---Newtown, Middletown, Solebury

          File 7---Southampton, Warminster, Richland

          File 8—Durham—includes maps of Durham tract

          File 9---Bucks Co, 1735--notes

          File 10--Unsorted Notes

          File 11--Doylestown, 1922--notes

          File 12--Maonngie--notes

          File 13--Misc news articles and pamphlets

          File 14--Selden Family

          File 15--Washington Crossing—published report

          File 16--ServantTownship—notes pasted to sheets

 

Book:  Centennial of Doylestown, 1938

 

Box 39—COUNTYHISTORIES--CHESTERCOUNTY: BATTLE OF           BRANDYWINE—FRENCH CREEK

          File 1---Battle of Brandywine, notes, pamphlet “Lafayette at Brandywine”,                                1896, published by Chester County Historical Society

          File 2---Battle of Brandywine

                     Newsclippings

                      Pamphlets:

                                “The Battle of the Brandywine”, Frederick Stone, 1895                                   “Some Account of The British Army and The Battle of                                                               Brandywine”, Joseph Townsend, 1846

                                “150th Anniversary of Battle of Brandywine”, 1927

                                “The Brandywine Story, 1777-1952”

          File 3—Bibliography—extensive notes on sources of information

          File 4---BradfordTownship, 1715—notes and maps

          File 5---CalnTownship, Maps and Notes

          File 6---Chester County Historical Society—programs, notices of events

          File 7---Fagg’s Manor and Penn’s Manor—detailed organized notes pasted                                to sheets

          File 8---French Creek and North French Creek—organized notes pasted to                                      sheets

 

Box 40—COUNTYHISTORIES--CHESTERCOUNTY: GOSHEN  TOWNSHIP—LONDON GROVE

          File 1---Goshen township, 1715—scanty notes

          File 2---Kennett, 1715—detailed notes

          File 3---Kennett and Kennett Square—detailed notes and printed matter

          File 4---Kennett--Martin Academy--catalogue

          File 6---Kennett New Century Club—printed matter

          File 7---Kennett Home Week, 1940—printed matter

          File 8---Early Kennett—notes on recollections of William Pyle

          File 9---LondonGroveTownship Map

 

Box 41—COUNTYHISTORIES--CHESTERCOUNTY: MARLBOROUGH TO  WILLISTOWN{

          File 1---MarlboroughTownship, 1715—map, scanty notes

          File 2---New Garden, Elwood Michener Mss Historical Papers

          File 3---NewGarden and London Grove, 1715—notes and map tracings

          File 4—Nottingham—extensive research notes

          File 5---Sadsbury, 1715--notes

          File 6---Tax lists, early—taken from records of CCHS

          File 7---Taylor’s surveying instructions—copied from original

          File 8---Tredyffrin, 1715—scanty notes

          File 9---Whiteland, 1715—scanty notes

          File 10--Willistown, 1715—scanty notes

 

Box 42—COUNTYHISTORIES--CHESTERCOUNTY: PAMPHLETS: 

          Charter and By-LawsChesterCounty Historical Society 

          Historic Letters from Collection of West ChesterState Normal School, 1898 

          Chester County Historical Society, “Exercises in Memory of General Wayne, 1914 

          John Fritz, Pioneer in Iron and Steel, CCHS, 1954

          “Golden Wedding of John and Hanna Cox”, 1873 

          Bulletins of the ChesterCounty Historical Society, 1902-03  

          Bulletin of ChesterCounty Historical Society,” Exercises in Memory of  Thomas B. Read and Bayard Taylor”, 1912 

          Centennial Celebration of Borough of West Chester, 1899 

          Bulletins of the ChesterCounty Historical Society, 1908

          ChesterCountyCollections, # 1, Anderson and Darlington, 1936 

          ChesterCounty Collections, # 5, Anderson and Darlington, 1937 

          Bulletin of ChesterCounty Historical Society,” Dedication of Yellow Springs Hospital”, 1916 

 

Box 43—COUNTY HISTORIES--DELAWARE COUNTY

          File 1---Delaware County Historical Society—notes, printed matter

          File 2---Personalities of DelawareCounty--newsclippings

          File 3---Misc notes on DelawareCounty

          File 4—Chester—notes, newsclippings, printed matter

          File 5---Morton/Rutledge and vicinity—printed matter

          File 6---Moylan—History—notes, printed matter

          File 7---Ridley Creek—scanty notes

          File 8---RoseValleySchool—printed matter and pamphlets

          File 9---Syacamore Mills--newsclippings

          File 10--Swarthmore—printed matter

          File 11--Maps--Individual highway maps, c. 1930

          File 12--Media--Court House (Thomas Butterfield)--notes

          File 13--Media—newsclippings, printed matter

 

Box 44—COUNTYHISTORIES—DELAWARECOUNTY: MEDIA CENTENNIAL,        1950 (flyers, newspapers, souvenir book)

         

Box 45—COUNTYHISTORIES--LANCASTERCOUNTY

          File 1---Pictures of Lancaster

          File 2---Penn in Gap--correspondence

          File 3---Lancaster in 1715—notes, sketches

          File 4---EarlyLancasterCounty--notes

          File 5---Lancaster County in 1715—extensive notes and sketches—basis  of information used for the Settlement Maps  J                          at the Jamestown Exposition, 1907

          File 6---Correspondence with D H Landis

          File 7---Donegal Presbytery Notes—extracts of original minutes of 1730’s

          File 8---Deeds and Warrants—photostats

 

Box 46—COUNTYHISTORIES—LANCASTERCOUNTY

          File 1--Notes of ACM, as found —Extensive notes, but not divided by subject

          File 2—Notes of ACM, as found 

Printed matter:  

          PA Magazine, 1918, “History of Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike” 

          Lancaster Historical Society, April 16, 1920,” Penn, Influence of Lancaster County on PA Frontier” 

          Lancaster Historical Society, June 5, 1903,”Lancaster’s First Court House” 

          “Meaning of LancasterCounty’s 200 Years of History, 1710-1910”, September 8, 1910                 

           Lancaster Historical Society, March 3, 1922,” LancasterCounty’s Highway System, Early Court Sessions”         

          “Bi-Centennial of First Landis Settlement in LancasterCo.”, 1917 

          Lancaster Historical Society, April 4, 1919,”Location of Pequehan Minutes” 

          Lancaster Historical Society, January 2, 1903, “Tradition vs Fact--Bangor Church” 

          Lancaster Historical Society, April 3, 1908, “Selection Of Abandoning Of Postlethwaite As County Seat” 

Indexes:

          Index of Personal names and volumes I to X, Lancaster Historical Society 

          Index of Personal names and volumes XXVII to XXXII inclusive, Lancaster Historical Society 

          Index of Personal Names, Lancaster Historical Society

 

JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, April-November, 1907  

     Building on the success of the Louisiana Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, plans were laid to celebrate the 300th anniversary    of the founding of Jamestown.  Promoters envisioned a massive exposition presenting “the ideal of American Life.” 

     Plagued by bad weather and construction problems, many of the exhibits were two months late in opening. Many of the early problems were never solved and the exposition ended up deeply in debt. 

     The directors of the Exposition hired Albert Cook Myers as History Superintendent. In this capacity, he was to oversee each state’s historical exhibit.  These exhibits were placed in a fireproof building which was lighted only by natural light coming through skylights, and which was not heated or cooled. 

     In another capacity, he was one of the directors and very active participant in establishing and constructing the Pennsylvania exhibit.

 

Box 47—JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, 1907 (General)

     File 1---Invitations and Tickets--Collection of formal invitations issued by various governments, celebrating specific events

     File 2---Newspaper clippings--Collection of clippings from Virginia and Pennsylvania newspapers regarding the Exposition, the awards and the bankruptcy of the promoters

     File 3---News Releases--Copies of releases, written by the Exposition Promoters, sent to newspapers in the country

     File 4---Pamphlets and Guides

          ”Auto route to the Exposition”

          Train information

          Small pamphlets describing the Exposition

          Maps of the Exposition

          Programs for May 13, September 16 and September 25

           Small guide books

 

Box 48—JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION--WORK AS SUPERINTENDENT OF    HISTORY, MARCH 1907-DECEMBER, 1907

          File 1---Organizational memos, initial correspondence as Superintendent of History

         File 2---Reference Sources--Illustrated American History books Journal articles( primarily from Mc Clure’s and Harper’s) of portrait collection

          File 3—Reference Sources—Sources of portraits/painting, which includes a catalogue of pictures and slides available

          File 4--Proposed research in England to secure items for the exhibit

          File 5--Exhibit Rules and forms

          File 6---Official photographs of the Exposition--lists and order forms from The Official Photographer

          Files 7-11--Working notes for historical exhibits for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New  Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. Most notes involve the securing of portraits/pictures from each State which could be exhibited

          File 12--Reunion of the Jamestown participants in 1908 in conjunction with Convention of the American Historical Association 

 

Box 49—JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, 1907--PENNSYLVANIA EXHIBIT 

In response to an invitation, Governor Samuel Pennypacker appointed a commission in 1906 to prepare and install a Pennsylvania History Exhibit for the Exposition.  Named as directors,  were Marion Learned from the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Cook Myers. 

The goal of the exhibit was to show the early settlement and development of Pennsylvania, as well as show the extension of settlement across Pennsylvania. They proposed to do this by designing maps, visually showing patterns of settlement by religion and ethnic background, and displaying artifacts of the early history of Pennsylvania. 

To produce the maps, massive new research, especially among different religious groups, was undertaken. Help was sought, and generally received, from diverse groups. 

The exhibit won a gold medal at the Exposition. 

          File 1---1906--Papers relating to the Organization of a committee to create the Pennsylvania History exhibit

               Proposals for the scope of the exhibit

              Correspondence of the directors Marion Learned and Albert Cook Myers

          File 2---1907--Correspondence, especially about the objects to be exhibited, shipping the items to Virginia for display and

“Pennsylvania Day”, October 4, 1907.

          File 3---1908--Correspondence, primarily to get items returned to donors, and the official report to the State Commission on the exhibit

          File 4---Exhibit Pieces--Requests, receipts, shipping

          File 5---Building specifications, building requirements 

               Note:  blueprints for building and exhibit in oversized files 

          File 6---Awards, including award for the Pennsylvania exhibit. 

 

Box 50--JAMESTOWN EXHIBITION—PRINTED MATTER 

          1. JAMESTOWN EXPOSITON ILLUSTRATED, 1907 

          2. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND REPORT ON JAMESTOWN 

          3. NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL EXHIBIT 

          4. OHIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT AT JAMESTOWN 

          5. EXHIBITS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND THE U.S. NATIONAL  MUSEUM AT JAMESTOWN 

          6. SCENES AT JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION 

          7. OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF JAMESTOWN 

          8. JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION 

          9. NEW YORK STATE HISTORICAL EXHIBIT 

          10. THE MASSACHUSETTS COLONIAL LOAN EXHIBIT AT JAMESTOWN 

          11. PENNSYLVANIA AT THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION 

          12. THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED 

          13. Guest Register of visitors to the Pennsylvania State History Exhibit,  beginning September, 1907 

 

  Box 51—JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION--PENNSYLVANIA AT THE JAMESTOWN  EXPOSITION--BOOK 

Myers did much of the writing for this book and was totally responsible for the catalogue of items and the descriptions of all the illustrations in the book. 

File 1---Typed Manuscript

File 2---Handwritten Manuscript

File 3---Notes for the illustrations in the book, especially those in the

catalogue section

File 4---Unrelated notes, possibly, discards, intended to produce the

Pennsylvania catalogue

 

 

 

 

FOUNDERS WEEK, PHILADELPHIA, 1908

 

To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the city of Philadelphia, a grand celebration was planned for October 4-19, 1908. Several parades and pageants were the focus of the public activities.

 

In conjunction with the above activities, an Historic Industries Loan Exhibit was planned, to be housed on the fourth floor of City Hall.  Fresh from their success as directors of the Pennsylvania History Exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907, Marion Learned and Albert Cook Myers were named directors of the Philadelphia exhibit.

 

As stated in their brochure, the purpose of the exhibit was “to illustrate the economic history and to display specimens of the industries and trades of Philadelphia and its tributary region during the colonial and early national periods.” Myers spent great amounts of time planning the exhibit and securing items for it.

 

The collection contains circulars, replies, correspondence, and various lists of people and items connected to the exhibit. The name tags for the items loaned by the Chester County Historical Society have been saved.

 

Box 52—FOUNDERS WEEK, PHILADELPHIA, 1908--ORGANIZATION

File 1---Organizational meetings, early 1908, development of

          solicitation circular

File 2---Lists for mailing circulars seeking items for display

File 3---Returned circulars listing availing display items

File 4---Lists of contributed items by county

File 5---Mailings, primarily in September, either pursuing a circular

          response or seeking specific items for display

File 6---Correspondence, June and July, 1908, sorted by ACM

 

Box 53—FOUNDERS WEEK--CORRESPONDENCE

File 1---Correspondence, August-October, A-F, sorted by ACM

File 2—Correspondence, August-October, G-Z, sorted by ACM

File 3---Lists of Exhibit items

File 4---Papers relating to exhibit materials

File 5---Receipts for items received/returned

 

Box 54—FOUNDERS WEEK--EXHIBIT

File 1---Exhibit Tags representing items loan by Chester County Historical

Society

File 2---Expense account items

File 3---Historical Pageant--Programs

File 4---Newspaper clippings, including 80 page supplement from THE

EVENING BULLETIN called “The Story of Philadelphia,”           September 30, 1908. Contained in the clippings are many pictures

of the parade and the pageant.

File 5---Printed Material

          a. Program for Medical Day, October 8, 1908

                     b. Official Program, October 4-10, 1908

                     c. William Penn Bids You Welcome

                     d. Founders Week Proclamation

                     e. Founders Week Program

                     f. Lists of prominent Philadelphians

                     g. List of Contributions as of June 20, 1908

                     h. Contests in conjunction with Founders Week

                     i.  Program

                     j.  Special railroad and hotel rates

                     k. Boundaries of Incorporated Districts, Boroughs and Townships of

PhiladelphiaCounty

           l.  Philadelphia--History of Its Growth

 

 

Box 55--HISTORIC EXHIBITS (speech given by Albert Cook Myers in 1908)

 

Because of the expertise developed during his work at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907 and the Founders Exhibit in Philadelphia in 1908, Myers was asked to present a paper at the convention of the American Historical Association, held in RichmondVirginia, in 1908.

 

In this paper, Myers outlined the history of major expositions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in both Europe and the United States. He focused heavily on Jamestown and Philadelphia’s Founders Week for direct examples of the organization and direction of such exhibits.

 

The paper was so well received, that Myers was asked to prepare it for publication by the American Historical Association.  However, he never met the deadline for publication and the manuscript was returned to him.

 

File 1---History of Exhibits

          File 2---International Exhibits

File 3---Regional Expositions       

File 4---PhiladelphiaAcademy of Fine Arts

File 5---Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia 1867

File 6---Suggestions for creating major exhibitions

File 7---Founders Week, Philadelphia, 1908

File 8---OhioValley Centennial, 1888

File 9---Southern States Exhibitions

File 10--Correspondence re: speech

File 11--Manuscript of speech presented at convention of American

Historical Association

File 12--Follow-up correspondence regarding publication of Historic

Exhibits speech

 

 

 

WORLD WAR I

 

Soon after war was declared in 1917, a war service committee from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, organized to explore what could be done to welcome the traveling serviceman in Philadelphia. Their activities eventually fell into three broad categories--receptions, tours of the important objects housed at the Historical Society, and historical hikes. Myers was directly involved in all three areas.

 

For the receptions, patrons were sought and secured. Food, dancing, and “liberty sings” became standard and successful. Because they were held at the Historical

Society building on Locust Street, the tours of important artifacts usually preceded the reception. These receptions were given throughout 1918, taking time out for the warm summer months and for the month of November because of an epidemic of influenza. They continued until May, 1919. In all, over 25,000 men were hosted.

 

The historical hikes were led by historians from Philadelphia, following a script prepared by Myers, and ran from November, 1918 until December, 1919. In the early period, they were often combined with swims at the YMCA. According to reports made at the end of the war, 10,000 men had participated. The average weekly participation was 150-100 men, mostly sailors.

 

As an adjunct to this work, committees worked to find lodging for servicemen. This included lists of hotels, rooming houses, and cot tickets for cots placed in churches and clubs. The Friends Service Committee also ran a facility of its own for this purpose.

 

Myers did additional writing for this project. He wrote guides for weekly events, and a guide describing historical places for the serviceman to visit. At its completion, he wrote the final report.

 

Box 56—WORLD WAR I--PHILADELPHIA

          File 1---Programs offered: Liberty Sings, Slides, Receptions, Historical

                     Hikes

          File 2---General Correspondence: Includes the purpose and scope of the

                     Committee and the announcements and reports on the receptions

          File 3---Accommodations for Servicemen: Correspondence of the                                    Committee on lodging; available accommodations, tickets for cots

          File 4---Pamphlets on Philadelphia: (written by ACM)

                     a. “For Soldiers-Sailors-Marines”

                     b. “What’s What for Philadelphia’s Soldiers, Sailor and Marine                                         Guests”

          File 5---Friends Service Club—minutes, correspondence

          File 6---Friends in World War I—notes, printed matter

          File 7---Catalogue of important items housed at the Historical Society of

                     Pennsylvania

          File 8---Minutes--War CampCommunity Service Committee

          File 9---Historical Hikes: a script, preliminary notes, tickets

          File 10--Formal reports of the War Committee

          File 11--Pennsylvania War History Commission—formal reports

          File 12--Book of contributions for the reception

 

Oversize file--poster

 

Box 57—WORLD WAR I: SCRAPBOOKS

          File 1---Newspaper clippings

          File 2---Scrapbook of ACM, part of 1918

          File 3---Scrapbook of ACM, late 1918-1919

 

 

 

Box 58—PENN CELEBRATION, 1918

 

Organized by the Philadelphia Society of Friends, this box contains:

           Correspondence relating to the event

           Acceptance /declination letters for the general committee

           Proclamation of the Governor

          Transcript of the program

 

Box 92 of the gray boxes (Penn Collection) contains correspondence with the Governor arguing the significance of the day and the need for a proclamation, a list of the committee members, and a program for the day.

 

 

Box 59—PENN CHARTER, 1924-1925

 

When the original signed Charter (a sort of Bill of Rights for the colonists of Pennsylvania) came on the market, Myers spearheaded a campaign to raise money from the public to buy the manuscript. The Philadelphia newspapers entered the campaign and gave it enormous amounts of space.  Each day’s issue kept a running tally of how much had been collected.

 

When enough money was collected and the purchase was consummated, elaborate plans were made for taking the Charter, after being on display in Philadelphia, to Harrisburg, where it was formally presented to the State for the People of Pennsylvania. The collection contains many of the newspaper articles, along with the detailed plans for the presentation celebration.

 

 

 

PENN CELEBRATION, 1932

 

To mark the 250th anniversary of Penn’s arrival at Philadelphia, massive celebrations were planned for the City of Philadelphia. Pageants, parades, medals, statues, a stamp in honor of Penn, historical markers, and hookups with European states as part of a radio address, were all part of the celebration.

 

Box 60—PENN CELEBRATION, 1932

File 1---Commemoration Act, 06/11/31, later declared unconstitutional,                           correspondence

File 2---General Committee--correspondence

File 3---Program Committee minutes

File 4---Correspondence, 1931

File 5---Correspondence, 1932

File 6---Programs (Tentative)

File 7---Program Committee—minutes, correspondence

File 8---Program Committee Correspondence

File 9---Program proofs

File 10--Play, convention hall, etc

File 11--Suggestions for play, pageants, etc.

File 12--”Thou, Philadelphia”(Pageant Play), scenery, cast

File 13--Mead Trial, 1670—recreation, part of celebration

File 14--Chief War Eagle—notes, correspondence

 

Box 61—PENN CELEBRATION, 1932

File 1---Proposed statue of Penn--newsclippings

File 2---Penn medal—newsclippings, correspondence

File 3---Penn stamp—newsclippings, correspondence

File 4---Penn Stamp, first day issue—newsclippings, correspondence

File 5---Summary report of work in England by Frances Dorrance

File 6---Penn Lecture, Media, October 28, 1932

File 7---International radio hookup--correspondence

File 8---European speeches—proposed speeches by European leaders

File 9---Newsclippings, part 1

File 10--Newsclippings, part 2 (All October 1932)

File 11--Myers dispute—newsclippings (over money remaining from                                  celebration)

File 12--Myers speech on Penn—notes, printed speech

File 13--Penn/Indian Land Treaty Sale--notes

 

Penn Papers

This group of papers was separated out of the main collection in 1959 when the collection was given to the Chester County Historical Society. It was not part of the original manuscript. The papers give the story of how the project was conceived and how the research was done. Brochures, which were used to solicit donations and lists of subscribers, are in abundance. Myers also, through a series of folders, writes out his goals and plans.  He has copies of letters he sent to individuals who had private libraries. He spent many years in England doing the research, and the folders resulting from that research are in this part of the collection.

 

Box 62—PENN PAPERS—PROPOSAL

          File 1---Proposed plan of publication for the Complete Works of Penn--                               drafts of proposed circular to subscribers

          File 2---Correspondence to Fund subscribers, 1910, A-F

          File 3---Correspondence to Fund subscribers, 1910, G-M

          File 4---Correspondence to Fund subscribers, 1910, N-Z

          File 5---Subscriber Lists and amounts given

          File 6---William Bancroft, major contributor--correspondence

          File 7---Contributors and possible contributors—correspondence and lists

          File 8---Endorsements of project--letters

          File 9---English endorsements—letters, printed matter

 

Box 63—PENN PAPERS--RESEARCH

          File 1---Instructions to copyists and abbreviations used in research                                      (moved from Volume 95, gray boxes)

File 2---Penn’s Biography, pages from printed sources, c. 17th and 18th c

File 3---Portraits to be photographed--correspondence

File 4---Penn documents to the USA from England--correspondence

File 5---Penn heirlooms--catalogue

File 6---Values of Penn documents owned by Myers—note cards

File 7---Penn & Descendants, Auction, 1916—notes, catalogue, sales

          receipts

File 8---Weather conditions at Penn’s birth—notes, correspondence

File 9---Wyeth mural of Penn—printed matter

File 10--Penn sale, Lancaster, PA—receipts for items purchased, 1935

File 11--Stoke Pogis Church—printed matter

File 12--Penn items for sale—collection of various letters and items

File 13--William Penn book reviews—written by other authors

File 14--Chew Penn papers—items for sale

File 15--Comments on Penn by George Truman—journal with writings

          about Penn by Truman

 

Box 64—PENN PAPERS—ENGLISH RESEARCH     

File 1---Variant First Editions of William Penn Works—research notes

          pasted to sheets

File 2---Penn’s Life in Brief by John Aubrey—notes and photostats

File 3---The calendar—notes and printed matter

File 4---Watermarks, Penn letters--tracings

File 5---Rubbings from original leather bindings from Penn period

File 6---Visits to Duke of Devonshire, 1911--correspondence

File 7—Gloucester—notes and correspondence

File 8---Thomas Billing of Sutton, Gloucestershire--notes

File 9---Blenheim, Duke of Marlborough, Penn letters—notes and                                    correspondence

File 10—Brighton—notes, copied Penn letters

File 11---Sources of Manuscripts, State papers—organized notes bound by

          ACM

File 12---Penn manuscripts in private collections--correspondence

File 13—Bristol—research notes, correspondence

File 14---BritishMuseum—disorganized notes and call slips

File 15---Britain--Plan of Research—notes, outlining plan of research

 

Box 65—PENN PAPERS—ENGLISH RESEARCH

File 1—Cambridge--correspondence

File 2---Church Registers--correspondence

File 3---College of Arms, London—scanty notes

          File 4---Early Quaker printing—methodical detailed notes pasted to

                               sheets

File 5---London Quaker Printers--Giles and Elizabeth Calvert—notes

                     pasted to sheets

File 6---London Quaker Printers--Benjamin Clark—notes pasted to sheets

File 7---London Quaker Printers--Thomas Cooke—notes pasted to sheets

File 8---London Quaker Printers--Hawkins, Hogkins, Guillen –notes pasted

                     to sheets

File 9---London Quaker Printer--Thomas Northcott—notes pasted to                                     sheets

File 10--London Quaker Printers--Raylton, Raworth, James—notes pasted

                     to sheets

File 11--London Quaker Printers--Saunders, Scot, Skeat—notes pasted to

                     sheets

File 12--London Quaker Printers--Sowle--Includes catalogue of Penn’s

          works, 1681 in writing of Sowle—notes pasted to sheets

File 13--London Quaker Printers, miscellaneous—notes printed to sheets

File 14--Early printers and publishers of Friends books, 1844—printed                                         matter

 

Box 66—PENN PAPERS—PHILADELPHIA QUAKER PRINTERS

File 1---Philadelphia Quaker Printers—notes pasted to sheets

File 2---Philadelphia Quaker Printers, William Bradford, first PA printer--                                        notes

File 3---Philadelphia Quaker Printer--Reymier Jansen—notes pasted on                                     sheets

File 4---Philadelphia Quaker Printers--Samuel Keimer, possible imposter—                                   notes pasted on sheets

File 5---Philadelphia Quaker Printer--Aquila Rose—notes pasted on sheets

File 6---Penn’s letters or manuscripts—notes, letters, some printed matter

File 7---Penn’s letters to be checked, American Philosophical Society--                                      notes

File 8---Philadelphia, things to do

File 9---Penn’s copy of Visscher Map—notes, correspondence

File 10--Justice Papers in private hands—notes, correspondence

File 12--Penn’s jurors, c 1670—notes pasted to sheets

File 13--Penn research, notes by years—notes printed to sheets

File 14--Friends sufferings—extracts from Minutes

File 15--Early Pennsylvania, Friends who died—notes, printed matter

File 16--Penn--Maps shown to King in Council—notes pasted to sheets

File 17--Mark Swarner, Secretary  to Penn and Fox—notes, some

                     photostats

File 18--John Bowne MSS c 1670--notes

File 19--Penn Manuscripts at Haverford—notes, photostats

File 20--Place names, England—extensive, organized notes pasted to                                     sheets

File 21--Letter to John F Lewis, 1912

 

Box 67—PENN PAPERS—PENN DESCENDANTS        

File 1---Unorganized Penn notes

File 2---Progress of Penn Collection—form letters

File 3---Penn Autographs—auction receipts

File 4---Penn Descendants—miscellaneous notes

File 5---Penn Descendants--Thomas Penn-Gaskell--notes

File 6---Penn Descendants—Skillern—notes, family chart

File 7---Penn Descendants--Lady Constance Milnes-Gaskell—notes,                                          American reception

File 8---Penn Descendants--Gaskell-Hall—notes, letters, family charts

File 9---Penn-Evans-Denson-Myers Papers, receipts for papers

          purchased

File 10--Denson correspondence

 

Box—68—PENN PAPERS—ENGLISH PLACE NAMES

File 1---Penn letter, 1703

File 2---Penn items at Henkel auction, 1930—letters, catalogue

File 3---Richard Penn Collection—notes, correspondence

File 4---FulhamPalace—scanty notes

File 5---Guildhall, London—disorganized notes

File 6---Holker Hall—organized notes, printed matter

File 7---House of Lords—scanty notes

File 8—Jordans--postcards

File 9---London--to do—lists of places and records to be checked

File 10---Thomas Fairman House--engraving

File 11—Oxford—notes copies from Oxford library

File 12---Oxford--Thomas Loe--converted Penn to Quakerism—                                                   correspondence, notes

File 13---Somerset House—list of items to be checked

File 14---SionCollege, London—correspondence

File 15---Sotheby’s—London—items up for auction

File 16—Wells—paper written on Wells

File 17---Complaints to Lord Keepers, 1684-1694. Answers to Bill of

          Complaints, 1705—extensive, detailed notes. Some  extracts

          from court records  

File 18---Colonial Office Records, 1680-81—extracts of records

File 19---John Blackwell, Governor of PA 1688-89—notes and                                                    correspondence

File 20---PennsylvaniaCastle, Portrait of Penn—printed matter

 

Box 69—PENN PAPERS—ENGLISH RECORDS

File 1—Whitehall—scanty notes

File 2---Pepys Diary and References to Penn—extracts by date

File 3---Friends Reference Library, Devonshire House, London—

                     correspondence, printed matter

File 4---Friends Library at Devonshire House, part 1 (from notebook of                                  ACM), mixture of correspondence, notes, printed matter

File 5---Friends Library at Devonshire House, part 2 (from notebook of

          ACM), mixture of correspondence, notes, printed matter

File 6---English Quaker Records at Historical Society of Pennsylvania and

          SwarthmoreCollege—detailed lists

 

Box 70—PENN PAPERS—RECORDS IN AMERICA

File 1---Chicago Historical Society, 1927—copy of letter found,                                                    newsclippings

File 2---Harrisburg Materials, 1910—detailed notes

File 3---Land Office—Harrisburg—detailed notes

File 4---Penn’s first land warrants—organized notes

File 5---Proprietary papers, Land Office, Harrisburg—photostats

File 6---Proprietary papers, Land Office, Harrisburg--photostats

File 7---Proprietary papers, John Lewis Collection, Morstein in West

          Whiteland--photostats

File 8---Minutes of Provincial Council (see also oversized files)--photostats

 

Box 71—PENN PAPERS--SOCIETY OF FREE TRADERS

 

This box contains information about the Society of Free Traders, the First Purchasers, 1681. The first part is an alphabetical indexing of all the purchasers in alpha files.

          File 1—First Purchasers Accounting—notes

          File 2—First Purchasers, A-B, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

          File 3—First Purchasers, C-D, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

          File 4—First Purchasers, E-G, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

File 5—First Purchasers, H-K, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

File 6—First Purchasers, L-M, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

File 7—First Purchasers, N-P, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

File 8—First Purchasers, Q-S, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

File 9—First Purchasers, T-Z, 1681—notes pasted to sheets

 

Box 72—PENN PAPERS—SOCIETYOF FREE TRADERS

File 1—Earliest land sales—notes

File 2—Alpha listing of subscribers, 1682—note cards

File 3—Sketches and descriptions of purchasers—notes pasted to sheets

File 4---Biographical notes on Penn and purchasers from other authors—

                     notes pasted to sheets

File 5---Penn’s letter to the Free Society of Traders—notes pasted to                                     sheets

File 6—Pennsylvania Land Company in England and their efforts to                                                promote the sale of land in Pennsylvania—miscellaneous                                      notes

 

Box 73—PENN PAPERS--PENN AND OTHER COLONIES

 

These boxes contain information about Penn or his representatives outside of Pennsylvania. They include:

File 1—Massachusetts—notes pasted to sheets

File 2—Maryland—notes and printed matter

File 3—Maryland—names and places, A-B—notes pasted to sheets

File 4—Maryland—names and places, C-D—notes pasted to sheets

File 5—Maryland—names and places, E-H—notes pasted to sheets

File 6—Maryland—names and places, J-M—notes pasted to sheets

File 7—Maryland—names and places, N-S—notes pasted to sheets

File 8—Maryland—names and places, T—notes pasted to sheets

File 9—Maryland—names and places, V-Z—notes pasted to sheets

 

Box 74—PENN PAPERS—PENN AND OTHER COLONIES

File 1---WestRiver—names include Thomas Taylor, William Richardson

                     Thomas Hook, Samuel Galaway—notes

File 2—Monacy—notes pasted to sheets

          File 3---General New England—notes pasted to sheets

          File 4---New Hampshire—scanty notes

          File 5—New Jersey—general—notes

          File 6 & 7—New Jersey—Edward Byllange—notes pasted on sheets,

                               correspondence, printed matter

File 8---Burlington land documents—notes and printed matter

File 9---West New Jersey--notes

File 10--East New Jersey—printed matter

 

Box 75—PENN PAPERS--PENN AND OTHER COLONIES

          File 1—New Jersey—names and places, A-B—notes pasted to sheets

          File 2---New Jersey—names and places, C-D—notes pasted to sheets           File 3—New Jersey---names and places, E-H—notes pasted to sheets

          File 4—New Jersey—names and places, I-M—notes pasted to sheets

          File 5—New Jersey—names and places, N-R—notes pasted to sheets

          File 6—New Jersey—names and places, S-Z—notes pasted to sheets

          File 7—New Jersey—general notes pasted to sheets

          File 8—New Jersey—Concessions and Agreements—notes

          File 9—New Jersey—Ft Nassau, 1624—notes

          File 10—New Jersey—Princeton/Trenton—notes, lists, photostats

          File 11—New Jersey—Salem—scanty notes

          File 12—New York—trips of Penn 1682,1683—scanty notes

          File 13—New York—names and places, A-B—notes pasted to sheets

          File 14—New York—names and places, C-F—notes pasted to sheets

          File 15—New York—names and places, G-P—notes pasted to sheets

          File 16—New York—names and places, Q-Z—notes pasted to sheets

 

Box 76—PENN PAPERS—PENN AND OTHER COLONIES

          File 1---Rhode Island—notes pasted to sheets

          File 2—Virginia—notes pasted to sheets

          File 3---West Indies—notes pasted to sheets

 

The remainder of this box contains most of the smaller topics about Penn, collected by ACM.

 

          File 4---Penn in the Hall of Fame—correspondence, printed matter

File 5---Penn Bibliography—printed matter

Files 6 and 7-- Penn portraits, Engravings and pictures of Penn and family

File 8---William Penn film

File 9—Large collection of clippings about Penn, some mounted to cards

 

Box 77—PENN PAPERS—MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

File 1—Birthday celebration, 1931—printed matter, notes, proclamation

File 2—Birthday celebrations, 1932-39—printed matter, notes,                                                    proclamations

File 3—Birthday celebrations, 1940-43—printed matter, notes,                                                    proclamations
          File 4—Birthday celebration, 1944—printed matter, notes, proclamation

File 5—Birthday celebration, 1945-55—printed matter, notes, proclamation

File 6—Lecture on Penn, 1921, Wyoming Historical Society—speech

File 7—Lecture on Penn, 1932, Chester—note cards

File 8—Radio Address on Penn, 1934, speech, record

File 9—Lecture tour, 1944—clippings

File 10—Lantern Slide Lectures—notes pasted to sheets

File 11—Lectures, found of PA, Salutations from Penn—notes

File 12—Lecture—First Decade—notes

File 13—Lecture—Penn Half-Dutch?—notes

File 14—Lecture—CCHS, 1929—notes

File 15—General lecture flyers

 

Box 78—PENN PAPERS—PRINTED MATTER

          Large collection of miscellaneous pamphlets on some phase of Penn and

his life

 

BOOKS:

          Large collection of old books, which were either written by Penn, or were         the property of Penn or members of his family or descendants. (Part of the   ACM book collection)

 

                     DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, Robert Fludd, 1659

 

                     THE TRYAL OF THOMAS EARL OF STRAFFORD, John

                               Rushworth, 1680

 

                     NOVUS ORBIS, FEU DESCRIPTIONIS INDIAE OCCIDENTALLIS,

                               Joanne deLaet, 1633

 

                     HISTORIARIUM NOSTRI TEMPORIS, Jacobum Van Maers, 1618

 

                     A LEARNED COMMENDATION OF THE POLITQIE LAWS OF

                               ENGLAND, Fortescue Knight, 1573

 

                     THE COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIAN DETECTED AND THE REAL                                   QUAKER JUSTIFIED. William Penn, 1674

 

                     LIFE AND DEATH OF SIR MATTHEW HALE, Gilbert Burnett,

                               1682

                     IN REFLECTION AND MAXIMS RELATING TO THE CONDUCT                                  OF  HUMANE LIFE, W. T. , 1705

 

                     A DISCOVERIE OF CERTAINE ERRORS, Ralph Brook, 1723

 

                     A VIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL DEISTICAL WRITERS, John

                               Leland, 1754

 

                     HISTORY OF THE MEDICINAL CLASS OF ’77, J. M. Anders, 1902

 

 

 

HISTORIC MARKERS

 

As a member of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission in Harrisburg from 1924-1927, Myers was the leader in marking historic sights throughout the state. He researched various areas and sought funding from local organizations to join in marking the site with the Commission. The six boxes which follow, are the sites marked in alphabetical order. If extensive research was done on a particular topic, a note exists directing the reader to the location of that research.

 

Box 79—HISTORIC MARKERS: BLUE ANCHOR INN—FT SHIRLEY

File 1---Blue Anchor Inn, Philadelphia, 1932

           Was marked as part of the 250th anniversary of the landing of

William Penn in 1682. The Inn served Penn and the other

passengers on the WELCOME when they arrived in 1682

          a. Newsclippings

                     b. Correspondence

                     c. Design options

 

           More research on this Inn is found in the boxes on Philadelphia

 

File 2---Bushy Run Battlefield, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

          d. Research sources

File 3---Martin Chartier (Last Home of), LancasterCounty, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

          d. Notes for deed

          e. Speech of ACM at the dedication

 

           See also boxes on Indian Traders, Martin Chartier

 

File 4---ConestogaIndianTown, LancasterCounty, 1924

  1. Official report for placement , dedication
  2. Newsclippings

 

          For further research, see boxes on Indians, ConestogaIndianTown

 

File 5---Thomas Cresap House, YorkCounty, 1924

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

  1. Correspondence

 

           For further research, see boxes on early Pennsylvania Leaders

 

File 6---Essex House (Home of Robert Wade), Chester, Delaware County,

1932. Wade was the earliest Quaker settler on other side of Delaware River in 1676. Penn stayed with him October 28, 1682

 

          Part of the 250th anniversary celebration of William Penn, 1932

                     a. Programs

          b. Clippings

          c. Copies of speeches given at the dedication

          d. Design possibilities

           e. Correspondence

 

           See also files on early Pennsylvania

 

File 7---First Friends Meeting House, 124 S Front St, Philadelphia, 1932

                     Part of 250th anniversary celebration of William Penn, 1932

                     (In addition to being a House of Worship, the building also held an

early session of the Pennsylvania Assembly and Philadelphia

County Courts)

          a. Designs

          b. Correspondence

File 8---Enoch Flower, Philadelphia, 1933 (First Pennsylvania                                          Schoolmaster)

          a. Newsclippings

          b. Art jury proceedings

          c. Story of Flower and bronze tablet

File 9---FortHalifax, DauphinCounty, 1926 (Part of chain built during

French and Indian Wars)

  1. Programs
  2. Newsclippings
  3. Topographic maps

File 10--Forts Halifax and Shirley, 1926. Sponsorship of the marking of

these forts by the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York

          a. Correspondence

File 11--FortLittleton, FultonCounty, 1924

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Limited research notes

          d. Photostat warrant of 1670 of Ft Littleton

File 12--FortNecessity, FayetteCounty, 1926

           (Built and commanded in 1754 by Lt Col George Washington)

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

File 13--FortShirley, HuntingdonCounty, 1926

          a. Programs

                     b. Clippings

          c. Correspondence

 

Box 80—HISTORIC MARKERS: GT MINQUAS TRAIL--LEASER

File 1---Great Minquas Indian Trail, ChesterCounty, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Correspondence

File 2---Great Minquas Indian Trail, RoseValley, DelawareCounty, 1926

          a. Programs

          b. Correspondence

         

          See also the boxes on Indians

 

File 3---Thomas Holmes, Surveyor to William Penn, Philadelphia, 1928

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Research for marker

          d. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Pennsylvania Leaders, Holmes/Crispin

 

File 4---House of Defense (Court House),Chester, Delaware County, 1932

           Part of 250th anniversary of William Penn Celebration, 1932

                     Site of first Pennsylvania Assembly

          a. Marker design

          b. Correspondence

File 5---Indian Hannah, ChesterCounty, 1925

          Marks her birthplace in ChesterCounty

                     a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Speech of ACM at unveiling

          d. Map

          e. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians, Indian Hannah

 

File 6---Indian Walk, Edelman’s Mill, NorthamptonCounty, 1925

                     a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians

 

File 7---Indian Walk, HockendauquaIndianTown, NorthamptonCounty,

1925

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 8—Indian Walk, Luncheon Place, BucksCounty, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Address of Fackenthal

          c. Correspondence

         

          See also boxes on Indians

 

File 9---Indian Walk, Gallows Hill, BucksCounty, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Correspondence

File 10--KittanningIndianTown, ArmstrongCounty, 1925

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Fisher’s address at dedication

          d. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 11--Frederick Leaser, Allentown, 1928

(With his farm team, Leaser hauled the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1777 to conceal it)

 

Box 81—HISTORIC  MARKERS--MINGUANNAN --PLAYWICKY

File 1---MinguannanIndianTown, ChesterCounty, 1924

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

          d. Topographic map

           

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 2---OkehockingIndianTown, ChesterCounty, 1924

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 3---Queonemysing Indian Town, Delaware County, 1924

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 4---PassayunkIndianTown, 1924

          a. Newsclippings

          b. Correspondence

 

           See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

File 5---Francis Daniel Pastorius, Founder of Germantown, 1924

                     a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Designs

          d. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Pennsylvania Leaders

 

          File 6---Penn Bronze Markers, 1932

Part of 250th celebration of William Penn in 1932--common information

                     a. Newsclippings

          b. Correspondence

File 7---Gulielma Maria Penn, Penn’s first wife, Philadelphia, 1932

                     Part of 250th celebration of William Penn in 1932

                     a. Design of tablet

          b. Art jury approval

File 8---Hannah Penn, Philadelphia, 1926

          (SE Corner 2nd and Samson St, Site of Slate Roof House)

                     a. Programs 

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

File 9---John Penn’s House--242 S Third St, Philadelphia, 1932

                     (grandson of William Penn, last Colonial Governor of Pennsylvania)

                     Part of 250th celebration of William Penn in 1932

                     a. Designs

          b. Correspondence

File 10--William Penn’s First House, 18-20 Front Street, Philadelphia,                      1932

                     Part of 250th celebration of William Penn in 1932

          a. Newsclippings

          b. Designs

          c. Art jury approval

          d. Correspondence

File 11--William Penn, Northernmost Visit in Pennsylvania, 50 Miles from

Falls of Schuykill to Monacy, BerksCounty, 1926

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Topographic maps

          d. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Penn for research notes

 

File 12--William Penn, Slate Roof House, Philadelphia, 1924

          Home of Penn and Family on second visit, 1699-1701

                     a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Designs

File 13-- PlaywickyIndianTown, 1925, BucksCounty

                     a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Deeds

          d. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/Indian Towns

 

Box 84—HISTORIC MARKERS: SHIPPENSBURG—HIGHWAY MARKERS

File 1--Shippensburg (OldFrontierTown), CumberlandCounty, 1925

                     a. Programs

                     b. Newsclippings

          c. Correspondence

          d. Designs

 

          See also early Pennsylvania for research notes

 

File 2---Stargazers Stone, ChesterCounty, 1908

          a. Program

          b. Newsclippings

File 3---John Steelman, AdamsCounty, 1924

 (First settler west of Susquehanna)

          a. Programs

          b. Newsclippings

          c. Speech of ACM at dedication

           d. Response to removal of marker in 1941

          e. Correspondence

 

          See also boxes on Indians/ Indian Traders

 

File 4---Steyning Manor, ChesterCounty, 1926

 (Gift given to daughter of William Penn)

          a. Programs

          b. Clippings

          c. Correspondence

          d. Speech of ACM at dedication

File 5---Proposed Historic Markers, never erected

File 6--Highway Markers

          a. Specifications

          b. Designs

  1. Correspondence

 

 

 

INDIANS

 

The subject of Indians represents a large segment in the Collection of Albert Cook Myers. In trying to trace all the movements of William Penn, Myers came in contact with Indian chiefs and their dealing with Penn. This led to a great interest in Indians, where he searched out their customs, their relationships with settlers, and their life in general.

 

In 1924, Myers was appointed to the Pennsylvania Historical Commission. He spearheaded a movement to seek out and mark historical sites in Pennsylvania. His earlier research became the basis of his new task and new information was discovered.

 

This collection on Indians is divided into several sections: Indian Traders, IndianTowns, Indian Walking Purchase, Indian Hanna, and general subject areas on Indians. Because research on Indians also appears in the gray boxes of the Penn Collection, reference is made to these boxes and what is contained within them.

 

Box 83—INDIANS--INDIAN TRADERS

File 1---Peter Bizaillion--French Huguenot Indian Trader, 1664-1742. Also

served as interpreter. Said to have been the original owner of the Downingtown log cabin—extensive research with notes pasted to        sheets

File 2---Edmund Cartlidge--settled in LancasterCounty and traded with the             

Delaware Indians for additional land along Conestoga Creek. He was greatly involved in Indian trade, particularly in the Transallegheny region—extensive research with notes pasted to sheets

   File 3—Edmund Cartlidge—map tracings and correspondence

File 4---Martin Chartier--French Canadian who lived among the Indians,

          eventually settling in LancasterCounty—extensive research with

          notes pasted to sheets

 

Box 82—INDIANS--INDIAN TRADERS

          File 1---James and John Hendricks--Indian Traders in LancasterCounty--

                     extensive research with notes pasted to sheets

File 2---James Le Tort--French immigrant—extensive research with notes

          pasted to sheets

File 3-10--John Steelman--first settler in Adams County, many notes on his             life in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland—extensive research                       notes in ACM order, majority pasted to sheets, note cards,                                       correspondence

 

Box 83—INDIANS--INDIANTOWNS, A-F

File 1---BuckinghamIndianTown--Bucks County—scanty notes

File 2---Catmoonchick Indian town, West Whiteland, ChesterCounty—                           scanty notes

File 3---ConestogaIndianTown--LancasterCounty—extensive research                            with notes pasted to sheets

          File 4-10--Ft Susquehanna, IndianTown Fort of 1670

          a. Location, Landis theory—detailed notes pasted to sheets

          b. Fort itself, 1670—detailed notes pasted to sheets

          c. Location research(5 files)—detailed and extensive research                                      pasted to sheets, some correspondence

          d. Surveyors—detailed and extensive research pasted to sheets

 

Box 86—INDIANS--INDIANTOWNS, H-P

Files 1-2--HokendauguaIndianTown, NorthamptonCounty, (File 1 has                         detailed and extensive notes pasted to sheets; second file

                     has many photostats of deeds and maps)

File 3---KittanningIndianTown--Armstrong County (also includes research

on battle fought here during French and Indian War)notes

File 4---KushkushkingIndianTown, near Slippery Rock—scanty notes

          File 5---MingoRunIndianTown, near Royersford—detailed notes, many

                     pasted to sheets

File 6---MinguannamIndianTown, ChesterCounty—extensive, detailed,                            notes pasted to sheets

          File 7---OkechockingIndianTown, ChesterCounty—loose notes

          File 8---Queoneomysing  Indian Town, Delaware County----extensive,

                     detailed notes pasted to sheets

          File 9---PassayunkIndianTown, Philadelphia—detailed notes pasted to                           sheets

 

          See also boxes on Philadelphia and oversized files

         

Box 87—INDIANS--INDIANTOWNS, P

Files 1-2--PequeaIndianTown, LancasterCounty—extensive, detailed

          notes pasted to sheets

Files 3-6--Perkasie Indian Town, Bucks County. Also includes notes on                            Perkasie Manor. One folder contains copies of deeds and maps

 

          See also oversized files

 

Box 88 & 89—INDIANS--PLAYWICKY INDIAN TOWN, BUCKS COUNTY

          a. First draft of manuscript of proposed book on small notepaper

          b. Second draft of manuscript on notebook paper

          c. Planned illustrations

          d. Appendix--LOST DEED OF 1680

          e. Tracts of land on the East Side of Neshaminy Creek-

-Stackhouse, Dilworth, Hayhurts, Thatcher, Scarborough, Waln

          f.  Tracts of land on the West Side of Neshaminy Creek--Bennett

               Hayhurst, Taylor, Dracott

                     g.  Miscellaneous tracts around the Creek

  1. Notes of Falls, Middleton, Settle Meeting Houses and the

             settlers from them who bought the land around Playwicky

          i.   Maps

          j.   Correspondence for publication, 1953-55.

          k.  Plate for Playwicky Map

 

Box 97 Gray Boxes-- Playwicky

File 1--MiddletownTownship--Notes of earliest settlers on Neshaminy

Creek

                     a. James Dilworth

                     b. Richard Thatcher

File 2--Settlers

          a. Thomas Stackhouse

          b. Nicholas Waln

          c. John Scarborough

File 3--Settlers

          a. Edmund Bennett

          b. John Town

          c. Robert Heaton, his will

File 4--Philip Dracott

File 5--Settlers

          a. Elizabeth Walmsley, widow

          b. Christopher Taylor

          c. IsraelTaylor

          File 6--Settlers

          a. John Griffith

          b. James Carter

File 7--Van Artsdalen and views of Playwicky

          File 8--Playwicky town location and Playwicky press releases

File 9--a. Proposed marker for Playwicky

          b. Previous attempts to locate Playwicky

          c. Meaning of the name of Playwicky

          d. Spelling of Playwicky

          File 10-a. William Markhan

          b. Thomas Holme

          c. Thomas Fairman

          d. Playwicky Tamany’s Town

          e. Thomas Revell

          f.  White Oak by path to the Indian town of Playwicky, 1682

File 11-a. John Watson, surveyor on location of white oak

          b. John Chapman

          c. Francis Richardson

          File 12-a. John Hampton

          b. Cuthbert Hayhurst

File 13-a. Cuthbert Hayhurst, 1685, 2 mo 8, return

          b. Widow Hayhurst

c. Warrant to William Hayhurst from William Penn, 1683, 5 mo 12

          File 14--Cuthbert Hayhurst

 

Box 90—INDIANS--INDIANTOWNS, P—T

File 1--PochopochoIndianTown, NorthamptonCounty—scanty notes

File 2--ShackamaxonIndianTown, BurlingtonCounty—scanty notes

          File 3--TulpehockenIndianTown, BerksCounty—detailed, extensive

                     notes pasted to sheets

 

Box 91—INDIANS--INDIAN WALKING PURCHASE

          Six files relating to purchases and properties involved in the purchase—

          Extensive and detailed and organized research, many pasted to sheets

 

 

INDIAN HANNAH, last of the Lenni Lenape Indians living in ChesterCounty.

 

 Much of this research was done in preparation for a celebration sponsored by the Chester County Historical Society to mark the grave of Indian Hannah. The research done by Myers is very extensive. He tried to trace her family tree (difficult for Myers because Indian genealogy goes through the female rather than the male lines), trace every place she lived in Chester County through a series of “queries” he gave to family members, and secure any supporting evidence he could to document the life of Indian Hannah. Most of this research was completed in 1909. Once completed, Myers organized and pasted his notes to read as he wished.

 

Box 92—INDIANS--INDIAN HANNAH

File 1---General Research

  1. Chandler family, its genealogy, queries to Chandler family members

                     b. Dilworth family queries

File 2---Notes for the speech he gave at dedication ceremonies of grave

marker, sponsored by the Chester County Historical Society, 1909.

File 3---Queries  returned by the following people:  Coates Coleman,

Marshall Swyane, Townsend Walter, L. C. Skelton, R. H. Walter, Edith Pennock, Gilbert Cope, Ellwood Green, Henry Harlan

File 4---Bibliography on Indians, Indians in general, query returned by                        Frank Lamborn

 

Box 93—INDIANS--INDIAN HANNAH

File 1---Families with whom Hannah lived--Harvey, Levis, Williamson,

                     Wickersham, Swayne, Pennock, Mercer, Hayes, Chamberlain;

          Customs and traditions of Indians, especially Indian Hannah

File 2---List of families with whom Hannah lived, poems about Hannah,

                     transcription of County Poor List

File 3---Correspondence in 1909--recollections of Hannah for celebration in

1909 sponsored by Chester County Historical Society

 

Box 94—INDIANS—TOPICS, A-N

File 1---Conoy Indians, LancasterCounty—organized notes

Files 2-3-- Delaware Indians—organized notes on various sub-topics

File 4---Great Minquas Indian Trail, research notes

File 5---Indians--Bucks County (includes address of SaraUnderhill, niece                            of ACM)

File 6---Indians--ChesterCounty—Kennett—scanty notes on the trial of

                     James Brown for assault of Indian woman, 1732

File 7—Indians—Chester County-- London Grove—notes

File 8—Indians—ChesterCounty--Newlin (Burial Ground)—extensive,                                    detailed notes pasted to sheets   

File 9---Indians—Christianity--notes

File 10---Indians--Correspondence

File 11---Indians--Deeds (photostats)

File 12---Indians--General information and unorganized notes of ACM

File 13—Indians New Jersey—photostats of “Indian Interpreter” by James

                     Nevill, Penn Agent

File 14---Indians--New Jersey—extensive, detailed and organized notes

                     Pasted to sheets

          File 15—Nanticokes—scanty notes

          File 16---Newsclippings

 

Box 95—INDIANS—TOPICS, O-W

File 1---Orecton or BileIsland—scanty notes

File 2---Penn and Indians—extensive, detailed notes pasted to sheets

File 3---Philadelphia Indian Claims—primarily newspaper clippings

File 4---SpringCity (Peter’s Cave, fur trader)—correspondence, research,                                     notes

File 5---Susquehanna Indians, Bibliography

File 6---Susquehanna Indians, Correspondence re bronze knife handle

File 7---Susquehanna Indians, knife handle found near Wrightsville, PA--                                    notes

File 8---Susquehanna Indians-- manuscript

File 9---Susquehanna Indians, Penn and Quakers—organized notes

File 10--TinicumIsland—scanty notes

File 11--WPA Federal Writers Project—copy of document

 

INDIAN SURVEY, ARCHAEOLOGICCAL SOCIETY

 

File 12--Pennsylvania Indian Survey, Cornplanter Study and Pennsylvania

          Archaeological Society—notes, correspondence

          File 13--Formation of Archaeological Society--correspondence

 

Box 96—INDIANS--PRINTED MATTER

 

  1. BRIEF ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LENI LENAPE AND A PLEA FOR                             

THE PRESERVATION OF THE PREHISTORIC IMPLEMENTS OF THE TRIBE, 1921, Joseph Wigglesworth

  1. SUSQUEHANNOCK INDIANS OF PENNSYLVANIA, Donald Cadzow,            Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1936. (2 copies)

 

          c.  PENNSYLVANIA ARCHAEOLOGIST, January, 1934 and April, 1935

 

          d.  SPANISH HILL, ITS PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE, Elsie Murray

 

  1. LANCASTERCOUNTYINDIANS, H. Frank Eshleman, 1908.  DESCRIPTION OF THE RECEIPT AND DEED GIVEN BY THE INDIANS TO THE HON. THOMAS & RICHARD PENN ESQUIRES, 1769

 

  1. PETROGLYPHS.  Donald Cadzow, Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1934

 

  1. THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS TOWARDS THE INDIAN TRIBES, Meetings for Sufferings, 1844

 

  1.  “Chipped Stone Implements In The Columbian  Exposition At Madrid”,

   Henry Mercer, 1895

 

  1. “The Indian Walking Purchase of September 9 and 20, 1737”, Dr. B. F. 

Fackenthal, Jr., 1925

 

k.   “Quakers and Indians”, S. Lucia Keim, 1932

 

          l.    “Our Indians of Early Delaware,” Anna Lincoln, 1932

 

  1. “William Penn And The Delaware Indians,” Schools Committee on Penn Memorials, 1932

 

  1. SUSQUEHANNOCK INDIANS OF PENNSYLVANIA, Report 2,

                     Donald Cadzow, Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1936

 

  1. “The FamilyHuntingTerritory and Lenape Political Organization”, William Christie MacLeod, 1922

 

  1. “An Account of My Capture by  the Shawanese Indians,” WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Thomas Ridout,

              January, 1929

 

 

Box 92 in Gray Boxes--INDIAN PLACE NAMES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. Order of all research and all labels done by ACM (sometimes hard to discern to present readers)

 

          Files 1 & 2--Bibliography (label of ACM). This is not an alpha listing of

                     books but notes on many sources of information, both original

                     manuscripts and printed works about Indians

          Files 3 & 4--Indian Places and Towns--Short descriptions by ACM in alpha

                     Order

          File 5--a. Indian Creek Names

                     b. Indian House or Wigwams

                     c. Indian Servants or Slaves

                     d. Manners and Customs

                     e. Indian Dictionary

                     f. Indians and rum

                     g. Indian trails

          File 6--Indian Interpreters

          File 7--a. Indian traders

                     b. Articles of trade

                     c. Lindestrom MSS

          Files 8 & 9--AmesackanFalls, Elk River, IronMountain, parts 1 and 2.

 

Box 93 in Gray Boxes

 

          A chronological account of all transactions with the Indians with the earliest references in 1630. Folders are marked with the years contained within them. All references are noted. The final folder has printed matter collected by ACM to round out these references.

 

Box 94 in Gray Boxes

 

          Indian Deeds in chronological order from 1682-1684. Many of the files contain photostats of the deeds themselves.

 

Box 95 in Gray Boxes

 

          Indian Deeds in chronological order from 1685-1717. Many of the files contain photostats of the deeds themselves.

 

          Indian Chief Names in alphabetical order, A-M, with notes on each

 

Box 96 in Gray Boxes

 

          Indian Chief Names in alphabetical order, N-Z, with notes on each

 

 

 

 

VALLEY FORGE

 

Myers served on the Commission of Valley Forge during most of its formative years, 1924-1936. During this time, he was directly involved in researching and determining the exact location of the forge burned by the British, expanding the lands of Valley Forge Park, studying and helping in the restoration of Washington’s headquarters, studying maps of the encampments, and generally becoming an expert on most subjects of Valley Forge. One of his greatest undertakings was the large celebration of 1928, which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the French alliance with the United States. Pageants, speeches, other organizations, all became a part of the massive celebration.

 

Box 97—VALLEY FORGE--FORGES AND THE ORIGINAL FORGE

          File 1---English forges--photostats

          File 2---Forge design—copies from books

          File 3---Hay Creek Forge, BerksCounty (proposal to move this forge to

                     Valley Forge and place where original burned by British--opposed

                     by ACM)—notes, correspondence

          File 4---Mt Joy or Valley Forge, 1757-1765--notes

          File 5---Reports on dams and furnaces at Valley Forge, includes

                     Pennypackers objections to Mt Joy site along with Koch report and

                     ACM comments—all evidence to support positions included in file

          File 6---Supporting evidence for report on dams and furnaces at Valley

                     Forge—maps, notes, photostats

          File 7---Restoration of Forges--newsclippings

          File 8---Traveling forges—scanty notes

          File 9---MSS True Valley Forge

 

Box 98--VALLEY FORGE-- 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FRENCH ALLIANCE,   MAY, 1928

          File 1---Subscriptions to the celebration May 5, 1928

          File 2---Identification badges

          File 3---Research for the celebration—organized notes pasted on sheets

          File 4--Newsclippings of the event

          File 5---Correspondence re celebration

          File 6—Preparations--papers

          File 7---Celebration, May 5, 1928, includes play CATO

          File 8---Flag over headquarters—detailed, organized notes pasted to                           sheets

 

Box 99—VALLEY FORGE--WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS, OWNERSHIP          AND RESTORATION

          File 1---Potts Family—organized notes

          File 2---Isaac Potts –extensive, organized notes

          File 3---David Potts—extensive organized notes

          File 4---Joseph Potts—extensive, organized notes

          File 5---John Potts—very detailed notes

          File 6---Deborah Hewes—extensive, detailed notes pasted to sheets

          File 7---Col William Dewees, Jr—extensive, detailed notes, pasted to                                     sheets

          File 8---Washington’s headquarters—views--photostats

          File 9---Washington’s headquarters—restoration—notes and                                                    correspondence

          File 10--Washington prayer myth--notes

          File 11--Washington’s Marquee at Valley Forge—scanty notes

          File 12--Washington and the army, supplies—extensive, detailed notes

 

Box 100—VALLEY FORGE--RESEARCH

          File 1---Historic References, date order—note cards

          File 2---”Valley Forge Notes” ACM, 1927-28—organized notes pasted to

                               sheets

          File 3---Miscellaneous data, includes last page of orderly book

          File 4---Roads and Bridges—General—notes, some photostats

          File 5---FlatlandFordBridge—photostats

          File 6---Gulph Road, 1926-1929—newsclippings, correspondence

          File 7---Sullivan’s Bridge—scanty notes

          File 8---Valley Creek—scanty notes

          File 9---Duportail Marker—mixture of materials, including programs of                                 events held there

          File 10--Medicine--Dr. Bodo Otto, Chief Surgeon in Charge of Hospitals at

                               Valley Forge—speech text

          File 11--Cannon at Valley Forge--maps

          File 12--Fortifications, cantonments, huts, at Valley Forge—notes,                                                    diagrams, reports

          File 13--Maps--Wm Stevens, Varnum’s Headquarters--tracings

          File 14--Maps--William Davis, Map of Valley Forge Camp of 1777-78—

                               detailed notes pasted to sheets

          File 15--Maps--James Parker, Map of Valley Forge Camp of 1777-78—

                               detailed notes pasted to sheets

          File 16--Valley Forge--Condition of Army—scanty notes

          File 17--Statues and Memorials at Valley Forge—scanty notes

 

Box 101--VALLEY FORGE-- COMMISSION

          File 1---Comprehensive Plan, 1920-21--report

          File 2---Misc Newsclippings

          File 3---Legislative History of Valley Forge, 1924--report

          File 4---Commission Correspondence, 1927-28

          File 5---Commission Correspondence, 1929, 1930, 1931

          File 6---Fourteenth Report, 1926—typed copy

          File 7---Valley Forge Meetings, 1928-29

          File 8---Valley Forge Meetings, 1930-1931

          File 9---Joint Meeting--FairmontPark Commission, April 28, 1931

          File 10--Valley Forge Meetings, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935

          File 11--Valley ForgePark Notes, 1931-1935

          File 12--Land Acquisitions and Landscaping, c 1928--reports

          File 13--Memorial Chapel vs. Park Expansion, c 1928—reports,                                                    newsclippings, correspondence

          File 14--Hoover’s Visit, 1931--program

          File 15--”Hot Dogs” at Valley Forge, 1935-36--newsclippings

 

Box--102—VALLEY FORGE--PRINTED MATTER

 

          a. THE VALLEY FORGE GUIDE, W. Herbert Burk, 1921

 

          b. THE VALLEY FORGE GUIDE, W. Herbert Burk, 1928

 

          c. ORATION AT VALLEY FORGE, Henry Armitt Brown, 1926

 

          d. ORATION AT VALLEY FORGE, Henry Armitt Brown, 1911

 

          e. VALLEY FORGE AND THE FRENCH ALLIANCE, Rev. W Herbert

                    Burl, 1928

 

  1. THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Vol. VIII, 1928 Issue entirely devoted to the 150th anniversary celebration of     French Alliance

 

          g. THE FEU DE JOYE May 6, 1778, John Baer Stoudt, 1928

 

          h. LANCASTERCOUNTY AND VALLEY FORGE (DURING THE

                    REVOLUTION), H Frank Eshleman, 1928

 

          i. VALLEY FORGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, 1879

 

          j. VALLEY FORGE, Frank Taylor, 1922

 

          k. ADDRESS OF ISAAC PENNYPACKER, June 7, 1930

 

          l. WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE, ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO,

                    Theo. W Bean, 1876

 

          m. VALLEYFORGEPARK, Gilbert Jones, 1939

 

          n. PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, “Letters of More than Local Interest”

                    July, 1916

 

          o. THE AMERICAN WESTMINISTER, W. Herbert Burk, 1923

 

          p. THE PERKIOMEN REGION, “From Brandywine Through The

                    Perkiomen Region to Valley Forge, 1777”, October, 1927

 

          q.  PERSONAL RELICS OF BARON VON STEUBEN, sale, 1929

 

          r.  MEADOW FOREST AND STREAM FOR PLAY PROFIT AND PURE

                         WATER. Report by Park and Public Reservations Committee,                          1928

 

          s. VALLEY FORGE, President Hoover’s Visit, 1931

 

          t.  REPORTS OF THE COMMISSIONS

                     Valley Forge park Commission for the years 1894, 1896, 1900

                     Report of Commission, 1904

                     Reports of Valley Forge Park Commissions, 1902, 1904, 1906

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1906

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1908

                     Report of Valley Forge Park Commission, 1910, (hardback & soft)

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1912

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1914

                     Eleventh Biennial Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1916

                     Twelfth Biennial Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1919

                     Thirteenth Biennial Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1921

                     Reports of Valley Forge Park Commission, 1921-27

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1927-1929

                     Report of Valley ForgePark Commission, 1931-1935

 

 

Oversized files on Valley Forge:

 

1.  Modern Maps of Valley Forge, 1907

2.  Blueprint, 1930--”Plan Showing Location, Area, and Property Owners in the          Townships of Schuykill and Tredyffrin.”

3.  Commission Map, 1918

4.  Blueprint, 1928--”Preliminary Study of Park Extension of Valley Forge”

5.  Diagrammatic Suggestions for Extension of Valley Forge Park, 1928

6.  Birds Eye View, 1928

7.  Reference Sketches of Valley Forge and Vicinity, 1928

8.  Preliminary Plans for Development of Revolutionary Campground, 1927

9.  Development Study of Revolutionary Campground, 1919

10.Plan of Valley ForgePark Reservation, 1931

11. Blueprint, 1930, Valley ForgePark and Vicinity

12. Blueprint and Excavation Results, Upper Forge, 1930

13. Drawing and sketch of Upper Forge, 1930

14. Photostats of title papers to Upper Forge Tract at Valley Forge (small copies           in file)

15. Revolutionary Map from Clements Collection, Ann Arbor, Michael (Gorman       Map)

16. George Washington Tent at Valley Forge

17. Photostat of Valley Forge Orderly Book

18. Thomas-Potts James Papers, Valley Forge, photostats

19. Valley Forge, Rockland Forges, 1805, photostats, 3 copies

20. Hessian Maps from Library of Congress, Photostat, Renvoy (some parts   greatly enlarged)

21. General Duportail Map, Photostats

22. Spy Map, Clinton Papers, photostats, some enlargement

23. Valley ForgeTown, photostats

24. William Davis Map, at CornellUniversity, enlargements, photostats

 

 

 

 

PENNSBURY

 

Early attempts to do anything about the restoration of Penn’s manor house in Pennsylvania, all failed. The scene changed in 1930 when the Warner Company, involved in quarrying nearby, donated the land, which became the original PennsburyPark.  Once the site belonged to the state, the state investigated what it would take to rebuild Pennsbury. As part of his work on the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, Myers was placed in the position of one of the directors of research and was part of the planning committee for the restoration of Penn’s House. Excavations were undertaken, along with extensive research of written materials to ascertain exact construction designs, materials, and furnishings.

 

Labor was difficult to secure, because America was in the midst of a great depression and state funding was often uncertain. Help appeared in the form of CWA workers for clerical help and excavation labor. These funds also dried up and the project had to finally turn to private funding.

 

Myers did not see the completion of the project. He withdrew in 1936, when money was no longer available for his salary. He was convinced that the house, which eventually opened to the public, was one of the “biggest monstrosities ever put on the taxpayer.”

 

The first series of boxes were set up by ACM himself. His plan was to go through all the writings of Penn and copy out in date order, every reference he could find connected to Pennsbury. Secondly, he made a list of topics, filed them alphabetically, and usually put the historic references into the folders. Thus, Myers had a system which double checked every possible subject--one by date order and one by subject. Most of these folders contain very limited amounts of information.

 

Box 103—PENNSBURY--A-D

          The first file in this collection contains all the references in date order.

 

          The remaining files contain the following subjects:

                     Adams, Joseph, agricultural methods

                     Banister, barge, barn, bees, Biddle, Sarah

                     Blacks, boards, bread, brewhouses, bricks, bricklayers

                     Bridge, building, builder (contriver), Burgess, Anthony

 

                      Calow, John, carpenters, carpenter tools, carts

                      Ceiling heights, cellar, cherry trees, chimney, cider

                      Claypoole’s lot in Philadelphia, cleared land

                      Closet (governor’s), clothes, coach

                      Cook, Arthur, corn, country scenes

                      Court yards, covets, cranberries

 

                     Dairy, Dearborn, Hugh

                     Distilling, doors, draughts, Dummer, Robert

 

Box 104—PENNSBURY--E-M

 

          Included are the following subjects:

 

                     English grass, entry, events at Pennsbury

 

                     Farm implements, fences, fertilizer, fields--hay dust

                     Fishing, the Flat, food, foundation, furniture and furnishings

                    

                     Gardens, Governor’s gardens, Great garden on Delaware River                            Garden wall, gardens in England, gardens and gardening (early)

                     Garretts, gates, glass, graft, gravel, Griscom, Andrew

                     Grounds of Pennsbury, Great Hall, gun of William Penn

 

                     Hardware, Hawkins, hazelnuts, herbs, Holt, Ben, houses

                     Husbandry—farming

 

                     Indian fields, Indians at Pennsbury, Islands at Pennsbury

 

                     Jackson, Ephraim

 

                     Kitchen, kitchen garden, knob

 

                     Labor conditions, lady’s house near Pennsbury, (Martha Durant)

                     Landing, lane, larders, lean-to, lime, livestock, Lord Cornbury’s visit

 

                      Martin, John, middle story of house, Milan oven, mill, money

                      Moldings

 

Box 105—PENNSBURY--N-Z

 

          Includes the following subjects:

 

                     Net for fishing, nursery for fruit trees

 

                     Orchards--fruit trees, out-houses—shed

 

                     Park, parlor(best), pasture, Pennsbury—name

                     Pennsbury House--The Great House, plastering, plowing

                     Plumbers, the Point, poplar trees on the Delaware River, porches

                     Posts, painter, privy, Prothero, Evan

 

                      Quickset—haws

                    

                     Rails and banisters, risening, roofs, rooms--general, roses

 

                     Salading, Salter, Hannah, saw-mill, servants, shade, shingles

                     Side saddle, sloop, Smith, John, Sotcher, John

                     Spouts, staircase, swamp in Philadelphia

 

                     Taylor, James, terrace, turned work

 

                     Vegetables, vineyards

 

                     Wainscoat,  Walker, Joseph, walks, wallfront of Pennsbury

                     Walnut trees on Delaware River front, wash house

                     Wells and pump, wheat, wheelwright, windows, wine, Wood, Peter

                     Woods--miscellaneous trees

 

Box 106--PENNSBURY—RESTORATION

          File 1---Donation of Pennsbury by Warner Company--photostats

          File 2---Report of the Institute of Architects—notes and architects

          File 3---Maps of Pennsbury

          File 4---Correspondence of Committee, 1933-34

          File 5---Correspondence of Committee, 1935

          File 6---Removal of caretaker’s house—plans—see also oversized files

          File 7---Reconstruction sketches

          File 8---”The Monstrosity”—letter of Myers

          File 9---Expense accounts

          File 10--Newsclippings re Pennsbury

          File 11--Pennsbury research--notes

          File 12--Miscellaneous notes, not in order

          File 13--Catalogues seeking sources of items to furnish Pennsbury

 

Box 107—PENNSBURY-- GARDEN RECONSTRUCTION

          File 1--Garden books bibliography—loose notes

 

The files of the following gardening books usually contain only copies of the title page and sometimes the contents page

 

          File 2---John Worlidge, SYSTEMA AGRICULTURAE

          File 3---Moses Cook, THE MANNER OF RAISING, ORDERING AND

                     IMPROVING FOREST AND FRUIT-TREES

          File 4---Leonard Meager, ENGLISH GARDENER

          File 5---Sir Hugh Platt, THE GARDEN OF EDEN

          File 6---Nicolas Bonnefons, FRENCH GARDENER (trans by John Evelyn)

          File 7---William Hughes, THE FLOWER GARDENER

          File 8---Charles Cotton, THE PLANTERS MANUAL

          File 9---John Evelyn, KALENCLARIUM HORTENSE, OR THE

                     GARDENER’S ALMANAC

          File 10--A PAPERBACK OF DUTCH DRAUGHTS

          File 11--THE COUNTRY-MANS RECREATION, OR THE ART OF

                     PLANTING, GRAFTING, AND GARDENING, London, 1640

          File 12--Walter Blith, THE ENGLISH IMPROVER, London, 1649

          File 13--John Smith, ENGLAND’S IMPROVEMENT REVISED, London,

                     1670

          File 14--Penn’s Gardens

          File 15--Markam

          File 16--Correspondence seeking gardening books

          File 17--Gardening books owned by Penn

          File 18--Comparable Houses

          File 19--Misc Notes, not in any order or theme

          File 20--Further research needed

          File 21--Architectual books—note cards

          File 22--Printed material re Pennsbury

 

  1. “An Account of Goods At Pennsbury Manor, 1687”, Hubertis   Cummings, 1962

 

 

  1. PUBLIC EDUCATION, November, 1939
  2. House tour pamphlets

 

  1. “The Shrine That Rose From Rubble”, Ashley Halsey, Jr.

                               POST MAGAZINE, Septmber 26, 1953

 

Gray Box 48--Pennsbury

          File 1--Pennsbury Brew House

          Files 2-3-4--Research notes of ACM re Pennsbury

          File 5--The desk of Penn, Pa History Club pilgrimage to Pennsbury,

                     account of Pennsbury from HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY BY

                     William Buck.

          File 6--Restoration of Pennsbury

          File 7-- Subheadings of topics:

                     Penn’s earmarks of cattle

                     Penn’s horses

                     Penn’s saddlery and harness

                     Penn’s coaches

                     Smithshop

                     Penn’s hounds

                     Forestry

                     Gardening

          File 8--Ralph Smith, Gardener

          File 9--James Reid, Gardener

          File 10--Hugh Sharp, gardener, William Watson, coachman, Henry Gibbs,

                     carpenter

          File 11--John Sotcher, Steward

          File 12--Mary Lofty, housekeeper (later Mrs. Sotcher), Penn’s Negroes

          File 13--Other servants at Pennsbury

          File 14--Penn’s Mill and Miller

 

Oversized file--Pennsbury

          Series of blueprints showing all the items found during excavations

          Series of blueprints for movement of caretakers house

          Series of drawing showing possible reconstruction of Pennsbury

          Collection of photostats re Pennsbury

         

 

 

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

Myers was very active in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from the late 1800’s until 1936. When he started his massive work on Penn, the Society gave him an office space, and the invitation to examine their records.

 

As an active member at the beginning of the twentieth century, Myers was instrumental in organizing the Pennsylvania History Club, a club within the greater Society.  To become a member, generally you had to have published in the historical field and be a male. They held meetings to discuss many topics and organized “pilgrimages” to most of the historic sites within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia.

 

Box 108—HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA

          Pennsylvania History Club

File 1---Correspondence 1905-07

File 2---Correspondence 1908-1910, Collection of HSP

File 3---Minutes of PA History Club, 1905-1906

File 4---Minutes of PA History Club, 1907-1908

File 5---Minutes PA History Club, 1909-1910

File 6---Minutes PA History Club, 1911-1916 (These minutes are                                    somewhat sparse since Myers spent much of these years in                                     England  researching  his Penn works.)

File 7---History Club Organization—suggestions, correspondence

File 8—Pilgrimages—notices of meetings and pilgrimages

File 9---Publications, Meetings and Suggestions

 

Box 109—HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA

These files deal with the connection between the Historical Society and the PA Federation of Historical Societies. These topics include:

File 1---Connection between the Federation and the PA History Club--                      correspondence

File 2---A Survey on CountyRecords, c 1911

File 3---Preservation of records, c 1911—notes and report

 

The remaining group of files deals with the Historical Society itself. These topics include:

File 4---HSP information—largely printed matter

File 5---Nead papers to HSP--correspondence

File 6---HSP support of Penn Works--resolutions

File 7---HSP general correspondence

File 8---HSP officers and elections

File 9---HSP Constitution and by-laws—statement of purpose

File 10--MC Master Dinner, 1913—program, invitations

File 11--Centennial celebration of HSP, 1924—newsclippings,                                          correspondence

 

Box 110—HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA

The last part of this collection contains publications of HSP or the PA History Club. Included:

 

ORDINANCES OF 1787 (1856)

 

FORMAL OPENING OF NEW FIREPROOF BUILDING OF HISTORICAL

          SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1910

PUBLICATIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY CLUB, 1909

 

DISCOURSE ON THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW HALL MARCH 11,

1872 OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1872

 

THE RIGHT USE OF HISTORY, 1856

 

PAINTINGS AND OTHER OBJECTS OF INTEREST BELONGING TO

          THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1872

 

REPORT UPON THE ORIGIN, CONSTITUTION, AND PRESENT

STATUS OF FUNDS AND TRUSTS OF THE HISTORICAL

SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1913

 

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

THE PENNSYLVANIA FEDERATION OF HISTORICAL SOCIETIES,

FIFTH MEETING, 1910

 

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION, Harrisburg, 1924-1936

 Myers served on this commission, spearheading the movement to mark historical sites in the state. Toward the end of his tenure, he was actively involved in the excavation, research, and restoration of Pennsbury. His work on historic markers is described elsewhere in this catalogue.

 

Box 111—PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

 

Topics included in this collection:

 

File 1--Mss for the Fourth Report, 1926

File 2--Correspondence 1924-27

File 3--Correspondence, 1932-1936

File 4--Minutes 1924-27

File 5--Minutes 1932-35

Correspondence of Myers with Commission members:

File 6---Dr. George Becht

File 7---Mrs. Frank Black

File 8---Donald Cadzow

File 9---Dr. Gearhart

File 10--Francis Haas

File 11--Col Henry Paxson

File 12--Col Henry Shoemaker

 

Box 112—PA FEDERATION OF HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

 

The Pennsylvania Historical Commission worked closely (often many of the same people were in both) with the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies. They often jointly sponsored seminars and conventions. Topics in this box include:

File 1---The Federation 1932-33—reports and notes, correspondence

File 2---Correspondence and minutes

File 3---Cornplanter Indian Committee--report

File 4---Needs of history—report

File 5---Biographical Records Committee--correspondence

File 6—Committee on the Preservation of PA Antiquities—reports,                                        correspondence

 

Publications include:

 

          Mss for Sixth Report

 

          YEAR BOOK FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA FEDERATIION OF                                          HISTORICAL SOCIETIES for 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931

 

          REPORTS OF THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF PENNSYLVANIA,

                     First Report, 1915, Second Report, 1918, Third Report, 1922,

Fourth Report, 1926, Fifth Report, 1931, Sixth Report, 1937

 

Other publications include:

 

          THREE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN SOMERSET COUNTY, PA, 1939

Pennsylvania, 1947, a Survey.

 

Box 113--Correspondence with Frederick Paxson, American Historian, 1903-1918

 

Box 114--Correspondence with Edward R Turner, American Historian, 1904-1915

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS BY ALBERT COOK MYERS

 

Box 115--WALTER WHARTON LAND SURVEYS (1955)

          File 1---Correspondence re publication

          File 2---Typed manuscript

          File 3---Earlier drafts of manuscript

          File 4---Proofs of book

          File 5---Wharton House in New Castle

                     Photostats of original land survey in oversized file

 

Box 116--SALLY WISTAR’S JOURNAL (1902)

          File 1—Copyrights--correspondence

          File 2---Sales Brochures

          File 3---Journal entries from Pemberton and Taylor papers, HSP

          File 4---Publisher--Ferris and Leach

          File 5---Typed manuscript

          File 6---Book Reviews

          File 7---Notes, part 1 (also includes some notes on Hannah Logan) in ACM                             order

          File 8---Notes, part 2 (also includes some notes on Hannah Logan) in ACM                             order

          File 9---Notes of ACM, correspondence about book

 

Box 117--HANNAH LOGAN’S COURTSHIP (1902)

          File 1---Typed MSS and notes, part 1

          File 2---Typed MSS, part 2

          File 3---Notes in ACM order

          File 4---Notes in ACM order

 

Box 118--HANNAH LOGAN’S COURTSHIP (1902)

          File 1---Notes in ACM order

          File 2---Correspondence/ Notes on illustrations

          File 3---Sources of Pictures and Signatures

          File 4---John Smith’s Diary/Bibliography

          File 5---Book Reviews

 

Box 119--IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION TO PENNSYLVANIA, (1902)

          File 1---Subscriptions, flyer

          File 2---Publisher--New Era Printing--correspondence

          File 3---Illustrations

          File 4---Research notes on families in book

          File 5---Sharp Family (ChesterCounty)

          File 6---Book Reviews, 1902

 

Box 120--IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION TO PENNSYLVANIA (1902)

          File 1---MSS, handwritten

          File 2---MSS, typed

          File 3---Research notes on families in book

          File 4---Research notes on families in book

 

Boxes 121 and 122--Additional Research for IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION. This research was conducted during various trips to Ireland after the publication of the book in 1902. The initial additional research was conducted in 1912, especially the minutes from Ballyhagen Meeting 1673-1693. Other records were loaned to Devonshire House in London, where Myers was staying. This research was conducted in 1915.  All of the various researches were later assembled during the 1930’s.  Following the example of Myers, all of it is still in folders marked with letters of the alphabet.  As he did not put all the families together, neither are they all together now. The earlier research tends to have been pasted on white paper, the later research on yellow paper.

 

Box 121—IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION TO PENNSYLVANIA—ADDITIONAL          RESEARCH ON NAMES FROM A-O

          File 1—Names, A-B

          File 2—Names, C

          File 3—Names, D-E

          File 4—Names, F-G

          File 5—Names, H

          File 6—Names, I-L

          File 7—Names, M-O

 

Box 122—IRISH QUAKER IMMIGRATION TO PENNSYLVANIA—ADDITIONAL

          RESEARCH ON NAMES FROM P-Z

          File 1—Names, P-R

          File 2—Names, S

          File 3—Names, T-Z

          File 4---“Additional research”—unsorted notes of ACM

          File 5---Anthony Sharp Papers as transcribed by his brother-in-law John                            Crabb”, Dublin, 1720 and contained in a vault at Friends Meeting                         House in Dublin, copied in October, 1912 by Myers.

          File 6---Copies of minutes from the Dublin Meeting, c. 1685-1690.

 

Box 123--ENGLISH QUAKER ARRIVALS AT PHILADELPHIA (1905)          

 

          Contains individual note cards of immigrants from England, listed by the County and Meeting in England

 

Box 124—ENGLISH QUAKER ARRIVALS AT PHILADELPHIA (1905)

          File 1---Handwritten manuscript

          File 2---Bibliography and note cards

          File 3—Introduction—all notes

                     a. General Historical Account of Rise of Quakers in England

                     b. Religious prototypes--Anabaptists, Seekers, etc

                     c. Distributions of early Quakers in England

                     d. Fox Followers

                     e. Persecutions

          File 4---Immigration

                     a. Causes of emigration

                     b. Ways and means of emigration

          File 5---Voyage                 

                     a. Preparations

                     b. Ports of Embarkation

                     c. Passports, Customs House

                     d. Ship supplies, personal effects

                     e. Ships

                     f.  Ships and shipping

                     g. Owners of ships

 

Box 125—ENGLISH QUAKER ARRIVALS AT PHILADELPHIA  (1905)

          File 1---English Quakers by County, B-D

          File 2---English Quakers by County, E-W

          File 3---English Quakers by County, Yorkshire—notes, some printed                                         matter

          File 4---Settlement in Colonies—notes, some printed matter

  1. General distribution
  2. General research
  3. Bibliography
  4. Causes of Immigration to Pennsylvania
  5. New Jersey

 

Gray Boxes: ENGLISH QUAKER IMMIGRATIONS

          Alphabetical information on the families included in his book. See also the Irish families, Welsh, Swedish and non-Quaker families in the gray boxes

 

Box 126-127--NARRATIVES OF EARLY PENNSYLVANIA, WESTERN NEW     JERSEY AND DELAWARE (1912)

 

 Written by Myers, this book was part of a series done by the American Historical Association, in connection with the Carnegie Foundation. Myers’ work was primarily as an editor on the journals and diaries

 

Box 126—NARRATIVES OF EARLY PENNSYLVANIA, WESTERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE (1912)

          File 1—Notes—ACM order

          File 2---Notes and footnotes

          File 3 & 4--Handwritten manuscript for book

 

Box 127—NARRATIVES OF EARLY PENNSYLVANIA, WESTERN NEW

          JERSEY AND DELAWARE (1912)

          File 1---Notebooks of ACM containing information on journals, diaries and

                     place names, used for determining sources of material to be                                     included in the book

          File 2---Collections of Pennsylvania History—printed matter

          File 3---Pennsylvania Journals and Diaries of the 18th Century

                     a. Bibliography of available journals and diaries

                     b. Diary of Benjamin Hunt—printed matter

                     c. Diary of Richard Barnard, East Marlborough, 1774-92 (extracts)

                     d. Diary of Jonah Dixon, 1769—typed copy

          File 4---Journals and Diaries of the 19th Century (includes George Wilson                             of AdamsCounty)—some printed matter

          File 5---MSS Early Narratives--handwritten

          File 6---Whithall Diary, transcript--typed

          File 7---Joseph Kirkbride Diary, transcript--typed

          File 8---Correspondence

          File 9---Brochures and reviews, 1912

 

Box 128--WILLIAM PENN, HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF THE LENNI LENAPE OR           DELAWARE INDIANS, 1683 (1937)

          File 1---Contains research notes—ACM order

          File 2—Mss—typed and handwritten

          File 3—Illustrations and Appendix

 

          COURT OF NEWCASTLE, 1668-1699, Volume II, (Notes)(1935)

          File 4—Correspondence, some photostats, reviews

 

Box 129--BOY WASHINGTON, AGED 16, HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF AN      IROQUOIS INDIAN DANCE (1932)

          File 1---Radio address

          File 2---Research Notes and part of handwritten mss

          File 3 & 4--MSS—typed and other part of written mss

          File 5—Cover

          File 6---Copyright and reviews

          File 7---Subscription lists (also includes subscriptions for Young William                              Penn)

 

Box 130--YOUNG WILLIAM PENN (1937)

          File 1---Penn’s appearance and characteristics—detailed, organized notes                           pasted to sheets

          File 2,3,4,5--Research notes—as organized by ACM

          File 6—MSS--handwritten

          File 7---Advertisements and reviews

          File 8---Kelsey Book on Penn--plan

 

Box 131—MEMORIAL EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS BY THOMAS SULLY,

          April 9,1922-May 10,1922

 

          Six files of research on the portraits used in the exhibition, organized by                      ACM

          One copy of Exhibition Catalogue

         

 

 

KIDNAPPED KITTY (never published)

 

While growing up in AdamsCounty, Albert Cook Myers heard stories from his Aunt Mary Cook about a free black family who was snatched from their home on Bear Mountain and were returned to Virginia to slavery. Apparently Mrs. Maddox inherited the slaves, moved to Pennsylvania and freed the slaves. When a nephew became involved, he felt the property was still his and arranged for the kidnapping in 1845.

 

Kitty Payne and her three children were not returned to the Maddox farm. Pending court action, Payne and her children were incarcerated because Maddox could not post the $1000 bond. Payne was eventually freed by a Virginia Court and returned to AdamsCounty.

 

Meanwhile, the perpetrators of the crime, particularly Thomas Finnegan, were arrested and tried. They were eventually found guilty.

 

Cook spent much of his life researching and researching again, all the aspects of this story. He spent time not only in AdamsCounty, but did much research in Virginia among the records and farms, trying to recreate the story.

 

In addition to the Paynes’ gaining freedom, another servant of Maddox, Jim Green, was also freed. He eventually was tried for murder (unrelated to the case of kidnapping) and was executed, all duly recorded in these files.

 

No attempt has been based to remove the many pieces of duplicate research done over many years. What has been done, is that the material has been put together by subject categories.

 

Box 132—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”--THE KIDNAPPING AND RESIDENTS OF     BEARMOUNTAIN

          File 1--Kidnapping

          File 2--Kitty’s Home, Bear Mountain

          File 3--Kitty Payne

          File 4--Payne Family

          File 5--Physical characteristics of site of kidnapping

          Residents of Bear Mountain

                     File 6--Freed

                     File 7--Griest

                     File 8--Nathan

                     File 9--Wright

                     File 10--Ellis

                     File 11--Cook

                     File 12--Cooper

          File 13--Charles Burton, artist

          File 14--Bostick

          File 15--Steer

          File 16--Freeman

          File 17--Unsorted notes

 

Box 133—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”--COURT CASES

          Kitty Payne Case:

                     File 1--Rappahonnock County, VA

                     File 2--Zeb Turner, Payne’s Virginia lawyer

                     File 3--Court case

          File 4--Capture of kidnapper, Tom Finnegan

          Files 5 & 6--Finnegan Trial-1845-46

          File 7--Eastern Penitentiary, 1846

          File 8--Pardon of Finnegan by Governor, 1848

 

Box 134—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”--PENNSYLVANIA COURT PARTICIPANTS

          File 1---Blocher of Bendersville

          File 2---Edward Buehler, Deputy Attorney General

          File 3---James Cooper, Gettysburg lawyer

          File 4---Court House, Gettysburg

          File 5---Joel Danner, Gettysburg Lawyer and Justice of Peace

          File 6---Daniel Durkee, judge in case of Thomas Finnegan

          File 7---Indian Quarry, Fairfield, AdamsCounty

          File 8---William Irvine, judge

          File 9---Maria Furnace

          File 10--Mc Clellan, Gettysburg

          File 11--Charles Myers Hotel, Gettysburg

          File 12--Dr. Isaac Parrish

          File 13--Ben Roberts

          File 14--Thomas Scattergood, Warden Eastern Penitentiary

          File 15--Henry Schriever, Justice of Peace, Gettysburg

          File 16--Benjamin Schiver, Sheriff

          File 17--Smyser (lawyer)--depositions taken

          File 18--Thaddeus Stevens

          File 19--James Wilson, Justice of the Peace

 

Box 134—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”-- VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS

          File 1--Beverly /Brooke Tract

          File 2--Charles Burgess Tract

          File 3--Coon/Maddox

          File 4--Corder

          File 5--Corder Family

          File 6--Thomas Deatherage, Justice of Peace, 1845

          File 7--Roger Dixon

          File 8--Field Plantation (Norvell)

          File 9--Valley View--Gibson

          File 10--Gordon

          File 11--Hillary (Withers)

          File 12--Huntley Region

          File 13--Little Washington, VA

 

Box 135—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”—VIRGINIA CONNECTIONS

          File 1---Lord Fairfax Tract

          File 2---Maddox Tracts

          File 3---Maps--Maddox tracts

          File 4---Maddox, Withers, Corder, Turner

          File 5---Marlow (Withers)

          File 6---William Menefee, Clerk of Court, 1845

          File 7---Horatio Gates Moffett

          File 8---Nelson--”Walnut Farm”

          File 9---Porter

          File 10--Rappahannock/Farquier Counties Baptists

          File 11--Roberts

          File 12--Aunt Mary Stewart, ex-slave of Field

          File 13--Nolen

          File 14--James French Strother, Attorney

          File 15--Tate

          File 16--Franklin Turner, Justice of Peace

          File 17--Turner letters

          File 18--Virginia Research--Court House

          File 19--William Walden, Sheriff

          File 20--Warrenton, FarquierCounty

          File 21--Withers

          Withers “Burned House Tract”

 

Box 136—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”--PAYNE AND DESCENDANTS

          File 1--Multiple drafts of beginning chapters of manuscript

          Files 2 & 3--Research--setting up the story

 

Box 137—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”—PAYNE DESCENDANTS, ELIZA JANE PAYNE

          Eliza Jane Payne (daughter)

                     File 1--1847--worked for Hays family

                     File 2--letters

                     File 3--worked for Rebecca Campbell, 1869

                     File 4--autograph album

                     File 5--Caswell Farm, Ohio, domestic servant

                     File 6--RaisinValley Seminary

                               File 7--Hunt/Green, friend at seminary

                               File 8--Norris Morey

                               File 9--Martha Jones Reed

                               File 10--Thomas White

                     File 11--Narrative of kidnapping (c. 1880)

                     File 12--Return visit to Pennsylvania, 1883

                     File 13--Kansas

                     File 14--Hurd Family, Abilene

                     File 15--Eisenhower letters (inquiring knowledge of Eliza Jane                                  Payne)

 

Box 138—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”—PAYNE DESCENDANTS

          File 1--Henson

          File 2--Brian/Stewart

          File 3--Brian (second husband of Kitty Payne)

          File 4--Mary Payne Jackson (one of children kidnapped)

          File 5--Arthur James Payne (one of children kidnapped)

          File 6--Payne/Jackson Cemetery plot, Detroit, KS

          File 7--Gandy

          File 8--Queries to descendants of Kitty Payne

         

Box 139—“KIDNAPPED KITTY”--JIM GREEN

          Families connected with Jim Green

                     File 1--Warner

                     File 2--Coley

                     File 3--Coley/Woods/ Green

                     File 4--Heller

                     File 5--Sowers

                     File 6--Tuckey

                     File 7--Sanders

                     File 8--Misc families

          File 9--Murder of Mares

          File 10--Capture of Jim Green

          File 11--McCollum--chaplain at execution

          File 12--Drs. Henry Caufman and Edward Mumma

          File 13--Inquest

          File 14--Execution, AdamsCounty Prison

          File 15--Unconnected notes

          File 16--Connection with Cook’s Mill

          File 17--Mares Family

          File 18--Jim Green Tract

          File 19--Sheriff John Scott

          File 20--Mc Conanghy

          File 21--Judge Fisher

          File 22--B & O Railroad (“Point of Rocks”)

 

 

 

 

         

GENEALOGY

 

Found In this collection, is an accumulation of searches by Myers that is not part of another subject. The lettered folders contain scant information on a variety of families.  The individual folders are all that are contained on a certain family and different in completeness.  Alphabetical folders contain scanty information on a single family, often just a letter.

 

Names included in this collection:

Box 140—GENEALOGY—A-B

          File 1---Bibliography of ACM

          File 2—“A”

          File 3---Audenreid

          File 4—Aydelotte

 

          File 5—“B”

          File 6---Baker

          File 7---Bancroft

          File 8---Bomberger

          File 9---Brundsen, John

 

Box 141—GENEALOGY—C-D

          File 1—“C”

          File 2---Carver, John

          File 3---Charnock

          File 4---Coate

          File 5---Cope, Gilbert

 

          File 6—“D”

          File 7---Dodge, Alan

          File 8---Douglas, Sadie

          File 9---DuPont

 

Box 142—GENEALOGY—F-H

          File 1---”F”

          File 2---Faucett

          File 3---Ferree

          File 4—Fleming

          File 5—Fryburg

 

          File 6—“G”

          File 7---Garrett Estate Settlement

          File 8 & 9—Garrett

          File 10—Garrett, Charles

          File 11---Glover

          File 12---Gregg, Dixon Houghton

 

          File 13—“H”

          File 14---Hanna

          File 15---Herchelroth (Herglerode)

          File 16---Highley, George Norman (also includes Tucker notes)

          File 17---Hipple

          File 18---Hughes, Hanna

          File 19---Hoopes, Killough

 

Box 143—GENEALOGY—J-M

          File 1—“J”

          File 2---Janney, Samuel

          File 3---Johnson

          File 4---Jones, Louis E

 

          File 5—“K”

          File 6---Keith, John

          File 7---Knight, Giles

          File 8---Knittle, Walter

 

          File 9—“L”

          File 10—Longshore

         

          File 11—“M”

          File 12---Maxwell

          File 13—“MC”

          File 14---McClintock-Wilson

          File 15---Millard

          File 16---Montgomery

          File 17—Moon

 

Box 144—GENEALOGY—N-S

          File 1—“N”

          File 2—“O”

          File 3—Orr

 

          File 4—“P”

          File 5---Pierce, Jacob

          File 6---Potts

          File 7---Price

          File 8---Provost

          File 9—Pyle

 

          File 10—“R”

          File 11---Roake

          File 12---Roberts, Marian

          File 13---Rowan, Andrew

 

          File 14—“S”

          File 15---Schaeffer--Garrett

          File 16---Shelley

          File 17---Skiles-Stewart

          File 18---Steel

          File 19—Struthers

 

Box 145—GENEALOGY—T-V

          File 1—“T”

          Files 2-5--Taylor, Bayard

          File 6---Taylor, Newell

          File 7---Taylor, Robert

          File 8---Thornborough

 

          File 9—“U”

          File 10---Von Graffenried

          File 11---Von Helmont, F. M.

          File 12---Van Sant

          File 13—Vestal

 

Box 146—GENEALOGY—W-Z

          File 1—“W”

          File 2---Waln

          File 3---Webb

          File 4---Weiker

          File5---Wickersham

          File 6---Wistar

          File 7---Woodward

          File 8---Worley

          File 9---Worthington

          File 10---Wright (Peter & Sons), Philadelphia

          File 11—Wynne

 

          File 12—“Y”

          File 13---Yong/Young

 

ADAMSCOUNTY

 

As the birthplace of Myers, this part of the collection contains much information about AdamsCounty and his family. He explored the genealogy of both the Myers and Cook families as well as most of the other major families of AdamsCounty. Because members of his family were millers, a history of mills seemed to emerge in his research. He also became very interested in the Meeting Houses of Adams County, did much research, and gave several lectures. Some of this research ended up in his pamphlet on the history of Warrington Meeting.

 

Because it was the birthplace of Myers, he made many repeated trips to visit and study. Notes from all these trips were not necessarily filed in the same files under the same headings. An attempt to put all his information has not been made; rather most of this material is in the order left by Myers. Some folders are duplications, but are found in completely different boxes, just as Myers left them.  He never found the time to collate all his information into one whole.

 

Some of his material focuses on families, others on tracts of land. The focus is not always totally clear until working with all the notes.  The researcher needs to be aware of its organization to effectively use these materials. They should also be used in conjunction with the Cook/Myers family papers, as many of the topics spill over into the other.

 

Box 147—ADAMS COUNTY—HUNTINGTONTOWNSHIP--COX FAMILY       

          Primarily on the Cox family and its offshoots, including those who went to the Carolinas

 

Box 148--ADAMS COUNTY--LANDHOLDERS

          Names include these landowners:

                       Jacob Koch, Lehman, McCauslin, McGrail, McGrew, Meals,                               Morton, Pidgeon, Rice, Routsong, Schlosser, Slaybaugh, Taylor,                           Thomas, Wahley, Stafford Tract, Wickersham Tract

           Land areas include:

                       “AdamsCounty”, Big Hill

                      Grave Inscriptions Wenksville and Mt Tabor Grove

                      Big Hill property owners of Graft and Hewitt, Opposum Creek

 

Box 149--ADAMS COUNTY--LANDHOLDERS

          Names include these landowners:

                       John Albert, Arnold, Beals, George Crowell, Deardorff, Hafer,                                Gardner (SUNSET MEMORIES), Godfrey, Guise (Meals),

                     Kennedy, Kenworthy, Marsden, Miller, Pilkington, Pearson,                                      Penrose, Plank

 

Box 150--ADAMS COUNTY--LANDHOLDERS

          Names include these landowners:

                       Robinett, Snowden, Spealman, Stock, Studebaker, Taylor,                                         Thornburgh, Townsend-Wickersham, Van Scoyoc, Wales,                                         Weidner, White, Wiest

           Other subjects included:

                       Log mill, York Co Historical Society

                      AdamsCounty Historical Society,

                     Taxables Adams County, 1762.

 

Box 151--ADAMS COUNTY--LANDHOLDERS

          Names include these landowners:

                      John Wright II. John Wright (Aspers), John Wright and Elizabeth                                      Pidgeon, Charles Tyson Tract, Charles S Wright

                      Black sisters of Floradale, John Wright III

                      Mountain ViewSchool

                      Pine Grove Furance, Vance Tracts,

                     Fisher--Hoopes--Eppley of Floradale, John Lawrence Tract

                      Hammond, Dicks (Crum Creek Forge), Matthews Family           Newspapers articles--Early Adams County Families

 

Box 152--ADAMSCOUNTY

          Files Include:

                      Early AdamsCounty

                      Samuel Blunston’s Land License book, 1732-1735 (transcribed),                                          West Side of Susquehanna River)

                      Early roads of AdamsCounty

                      Early York and AdamsCounty

                      Adams CountySequa-Centennial, YorkCounty

 

Box 153--ADAMS COUNTY--GETTYSBURG

          Files include:

                      History of Gettysburg

                      Old State Road, 1830, Gettysburg, GETTYSBURG TIMES

                      Old Gettysburg, Gettysburg Jail

                      Gettysburg Court House, GETTYSBURG COMPILER, 1861-1904

                      Misc notes on Gettysburg

 

Box 154—ADAMSCOUNTY--YORK SPRINGS AND ITS FAMILIES

          Topics and names include:

                      Bibliography and topics of York Springs, York Springs

                      Families of York Springs (usually one page on a family name)

                      Birth register of Dr. Pearson, Milton Adams, Beitman, Bonner,

                      Brandon, Day, Diller, Emment, Everett, Falkner, Griffith-Falkner                               Fickel, Fickes, Funk, Harmon, Howe, Hutton, Johns, Leer,

                      LeRew, Metcalfe, Michael Miller, Myers, Mc Creery, Neely,                                          Sheaffer, Wilson, Ziegler

          Land tracts:

                      William Griffith Tract, Tom West Tract

                      Dixon, Benjamin Loan, Joseph Latshaw

                      Misc unorganized notes

 

Box 155—ADAMSCOUNTY--YORK SPRINGS LANDHOLDERS BY LOTS

          Topics include:

                     Early maps, Huntington taxables

                     Historical sketches of York Springs, Borough Council Records

                     York Springs Officials, 1874-1888, Court Records, Lots 1 & 2                          William Grove collection of deeds

           Names of lots include:

                       Isaac Sadler, Peter Fleck, Jacob Myers, Neely

                       Pilkington-Stephens-Gardner lot, Sarah Gallatin, John Day

                       Misc lots, Jacob Beales, Shultz House, Grove, House

                       George Gardner, John and Sarah Myers, Lot 5

                       Dr. Henry Caufman, Samuel Cook

                       Harris-Rosborough-Richey-Leer, Richard Proctor

                       Stephen Speakman, William Fickel, Dr. William Steward

                       Jacob Jones, Dr Daniel Sheffer Lot, Upper Hotel

                       ‘Whitehall” Lower Hotel, Sulphur Springs Hotel

                       John Fickes--owner Sulphur Springs Hotel, Old Shop

 

          York Springs Items:

                      STAR & REPUBLICAN BANNER, 1840-1842

                      Carlisle-Baltimore Pike, BusheyCemetery Inscriptions

                      SunnysideCemetery, LutheranChurch & Cemetery

                      MethodistChurch, Presbyterian

                      Episcopal with grave inscriptions copied, Funk’s Graveyard

 

Box 156—ADAMS COUNTY--MENALLENTOWNSHIP

          Tracts of land surrounding Jesse Cook’s Mill

          Topics and Names include (order of ACM):

                      Bateman, Bracken, Emanuel Brown, Campers, Cashman

                      Jesse Cook Mill Tract, William Cort, George Cooley

                      Garretson Tract, Hewitt, Hutton, Joyce, Kemper, Kennedy-Brough                           Lewis (The Great Robber), Mickel, Morrison, Pagano, Alice Powers                         Rex, Rocky GroveSchool, Schools, Taylor, Edith                                                Wickersham  Wright

 

Box 157—ADAMSCOUNTY—MILLS

          Henry Rohrach, 1837—1841, Manheim Twp on Codorus Creek

          John Nace Still House, 1841-1842, W Manheim Twp

          Kindig’s Mill, 1842-1854, W Manheim Twp on Furance Creek, branch of

                     Codorus

          George Sherman, 1854-1857, Mary Ann Farnace, W Manheim Twp

          Solomon Myers Farm, 1857-1859, W Manheim Twp

          Forney and Bougher Farm, 1859-1861, Conewago Twp,

          Solomon Myers as miller

          Ebersoll Mill

          John Kindig’s Mill

          Kitzmiller’s Mill (scene of murder of Dudley Digges)

 

Box 158—ADAMSCOUNTY—MILLS

          Nunemaker’s Mill, 1861-1862, Liberty Twp on Tom’s Creek

          Jamison’s Mill, 1862-1863, Monacy Creek, Carroll Co., MD

          Witherow’s Mill, 1863-1865, Marsh Creek, Cumberland Twp

          Clark’s Mill, 1865-1868, Federal Co., MD on Tom’s Creek

          Bricker’s Mill, 1868-1869, Opossum Creek, Butler Twp

          Dick’s Mill, 1869-1873. Clear Springs, Franklin Twp, branch of Beaver

                     Creek

          Wolford’s Mill, 1875-1877, Bermudian Creek, Latimer Twp

          Power’s Mill, 1878-1880, Bermudian Creek, Latimer Twp

          Anthony Deardorf Farm, 1880-1881, Huntington Twp

          McAllister Mill

          Amanda Homan

 

 

Box 159—ADAMS COUNTY--MENALLENTOWNSHIP

          Topics include:

                      Peters Tract

                      Joseph Dixon-Casper Schneer Tract

                      Menallen township

                      Census of 1830, Census of 1850

                      Adams Co., Warrant Map

 

Box 160—ADAMS COUNTY--BENDERSVILLE

          Information, primarily by family name, which includes:

                      Baldwin, Bear, Bender, Blackburn, Bowen, Broough

                      Cline, Crum, Delap, Eppleman, Eldon, Fissel

                      Harris, Hewitt, Houck, House

                      William Morrison papers

                      Misc properties (some unrecorded deeds copied out by ACM)

                      Misc original deeds on many properties.

 

Box 161—ADAMS COUNTY--BENDERSVILLE

          Miscellaneous lots and families:

                      Bendersville trip, 1939

                      Bendersville trip, 1941

                      Ram Pike Hill

                      Wilson Diary (part of manuscript), Negotiations to transcribe Wilson                         Diary, Extracts of ACM of diary in 1899, Transcription of                                       Wilson Diary.  Diary covers years 1829-1871.

 

Box 162--ADAMS COUNTYNAMES, A-E

          Names include:

                      Ailels, Atherton

                      Brindley, Mary Cook Brougher--1950, Joshua Brown, Bream                                Cadwallder, Carr, Carson, Chronister, Clark, Cleaver, Comer,                            Cookson

                      Day, Edmundson (Correspondence and many members of family),                           England, Ewing, Fraser

 

Box 163--ADAMS COUNTYNAMES, G-O

          Names include:

                      Garretson, Griffith, Gwinn, Hussey

                      Jenkins, John, Leach, Lennod

                      Molineaux, Morthland, Myers, McMillan, Nesbit, Osburn

 

Box 164--ADAMS COUNTYNAMES, P-Z

          Names include:

                      Pettit, Stout, Travello-Penrose, Underwood, Updegraft, Vale,                                  Walker, Weaver, Weigle, Welsh, Wickersham

          Other topics include:

                      WarringtonTwpLand Warrant Drafts

                      19th century maps, early York Co landholders

                      Black Ridge, Barrens, Carrolsburg, Hanover

                      Indiantown 1738, Underground RR in AdamsCounty

 

Box 165--MEETINGS HOUSES OF ADAMSCOUNTY

          Included:

                      Record sources

                      Huntington Meeting House

                      Menallen Meeting House

                      Newbury Meeting House

                      Warrington Meeting House, Warrington Records (microfilmed)

 

Box 166--NOTEBOOKS OF ACM AND NOTES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

          Further Research: Harrisburg, York Co., Lancaster Co., Annapolis, MD,                            WashingtonDC

           Notebooks, mostly copied by ACM:

                      Index to tombstone inscriptions:

                                Friends Graveyards of York and AdamsCounty, 1897

                                John Walker’s Grave Digging Accounts, 1822-1847 (1897)                                 Warrington Friends Graveyard Inscriptions, (1897)

                               Wildasin Graveyard Inscriptions (1897)

                                Newbury Inscriptions (1897)

                                BendersvilleCemetery, Menallen Grave Yard,  (1897)           Notebook of 1898 of ACM which includes:

                      Copy of minutes of Newark or Kenneth Monthly Meeting 1686-                                 1690

                      Copy of first ten pages of Margaret Cook’s Journal

                     Copy of the Diary of Benjamin Walker of Warrington, 1780-1786

 

 

COOK/MYERS FAMILY

 

Albert Cook Myers spent much of his life researching the branches of the Cook and Myers family. This led him into researching many sub families. The searches occurred at different times in his life, and often, little attempt was made to integrate the information with earlier found information. No attempt was made to organize these notes. The file folder heading reflects the ones used by Myers in his searches. General topics and family names appear in this catalogue.

 

Cook Family

 

Box 167—ALBERT COOK

 

Rev Albert Cook, brother of Sara Cook Myers, missionary to China from 1872-79. File folder headings include:

          Graduation from Millersburg

          Letters to his mother, 1875, 76, 77

          Letters to his sister Sallie, 1872-73

          Letters to his sister Sallie, 1874-75

          Letters to his sister Sallie, 1876-1878

          Reconstruction of his life by ACM

          Notes from Albert Cook’s diary

 

          Family letters

          Marriage to Amelia Benshoff

          Extracts from Albert Cook Diary, 1872-79

          Death-1930

         

          Ruth Jacobs (daughter)

          Harry Cook (son)

          Anna Cook Hoover (daughter of Harry Cook)

 

Box 168—COOK FAMILY

          Various members of the Cook Family

          Allen M Cook, letters

          Cook (Peter, Samuel, Jesse)

          Cook (Peter/Samuel), Jesse Cook

          Jesse Cook, son of Peter

          Samuel Cook (son of Jesse and Mary (Wierman) Cook)

          Samuel Cook Tract, Doe Run

          Samuel Cook, son of Jesse

         

          Tyson Family

          Cook

          Elisha Cook

 

          Rebecca Cook Griest

          Hayes of Chesire, England

          Merrick

         

          Taylor Pedigree

          Robert Taylor

          Rutter

          Massey

 

Box 169—COOK IN ENGLAND AND CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

          Cook Family in England and UwchlanTownship

          West Chester and UwchlanTownship

          UwchlanTownship

          Phipps in Uwchlan

          Joseph Phipps

 

          Chesire, England

          Cook--England

          Cook Family, London Grove, Eleanor Cook Fincher (widow of Peter),          Arrival in PA

          Eleanor Cook Tract

          Uwchlan township--other tracts:

                      Heald, Cox, Cook, Pugh, Alison, Helsley, Maxwell

 

Box 170—GRIFFITH/CRAIG FAMILIES

          Griffith

          Griffith Drafts

          Griffith Charts

          Griffith

          James Griffith, 1802-1892

          William Griffith, d. February 26, 1889

          Oliver Griffith--Griffith narrative

          Ruth Partmess

          Griffith--Daniel Smyser

         

          Esther Davis

          William Craig

          Mary Craig

          John Simmons

          Delaplaine

          Clark

          Some family charts

 

Box 171--HINSHAW

          Hinshaw Family

          Jacob Hinshaw m Rebecca Mackey, 1735

          Hinshaw

          Hinshaw Family charts

          Willliam Wade Hinshaw

 

Box 172—HINSHAW/MARSH

          Jesse Hinshaw m Abigail Marshall, 1745

          Aboslem Hinshaw m  Rebecca Haddock, 1748

          William Hinshaw

          Thomas Hinshaw

          Col George Hinshaw (Winston-SalemNC)

 

          Marsh, includes pedigree charts

          Joshua Marsh

          John Marsh

          Peter Marsh

          Mackey

          Marshall (Marshill)

          Sweethen

 

Box 173—JESSE COOK FAMILY

          Jesse Cook Estate (grandfather of ACM)

          Sydney Evans m. Isaac Cook

          Estate of Jesse Cook, 1855

          Guardianship papers for minor children of Jesse Cook

          Cook’s Mill

          Family records

          Cook’s mill, 1839-1855

          Ruth Cook, widow, Cook’s Mill, 1855-1865

          Ruth Cook, widow, Bendersville, 1865-1867

          Ruth Cook, MenallenTownship, 1867-1877

          Ruth Cook’s letters to son Albert in China, 1874-1878

          Arthur Cook papers

          Bendersville school

 

Box 174—JESSE COOK FAMILY

          Jesse and Ruth (McMillan) Cook

          Ellis  (son)

          Mary Cook Hardy (daughter)

          Elmira Jane (daughter)

          T Elwood (child of Elmira)

          George M (son)

          Jesse Kersey (son)

          McGrail (wife of George (son)

          George (son)

          Ben Hardy’s cyclone, February 4, 1880

          Ardella (daughter Elmira Jane)

          J Wilbert Cook

 

          Fisher (Mrs Florence Peterson)

 

Box 175-- WRIGHT AND TYSON FAMILIES

          Center Mills, Adams Co.,

          E Belle Griest Weidener

          Thomas Cook, hatter, near Wierman

          Thomas E Cook Farm

          AdamsCounty Information

          Menallen Twp Deeds

          Possum Creek Manor

          Smith--part of Vance tract

          Jesse Griest farm

 

          Wright

          Isaac Wright

          Joel Wright

          William Wright, Jr (fulling miller)

          Samuel Wright (shoemaker)

          Samuel Wright (son of Samuel and Gertrude)

          Thomas Wright (saddler)

          Benjamin Wright

          William Wright, Jr

          Thomas H Wright

          Samuel Wright (son of John and Elizabeth)

          John Wright (miller)

          Farquahar (Maryland)

          Tyson

 

Box 176--HEALD

          Heald

          Samuel Heald

          Samuel Heald

          Thomas Heald

          Jane Heald m. William Way; in 1749 marries Isaac Widdos

          Dunbabin—Widdos

 

          Francis Stanfield

          Houses of Francis Stanfield and Thomas Pearson

 

          Fincher

          Francis Fincher

          Fincher Family charts

 

Box 177--WAY

          Askew

          Aspell--Way

          William Way m Mary Bennett 1755

          Rebecca Way, daughter of William and Mary

          Phebe Way m William Shepherd

          William Shepherd tracts

          Joseph Way

          William Way

          Mary Way m Henry Cook, 1796

          Joshua Way

          Jones

          Unsorted Way notes

 

          Garrettson-Heald

          Miller-Garret

          Cumberland Co Indian Paths

          George Croghan

          Garrettson

          Solomon Shepherd--Faruhar

          Dunnings Creek Meeting, Bedford Co., PA

          Mc Creary-Shepherd

          Shepherd (Shepperd)--Somerset Co

          Bedford Co researches

 

Box 178--HENRY COOK FAMILY

          Henry Cook

          Sarah (Cook) Griffith, daughter of Henry and Mary (Way) Cook

          Henry Cook

          Cook

          Josiah Cook, son of Henry and Mary (Way) Cook

          Henry Cook, son of Jesse and Mary (Wierman) Cook

          Henry W Cook, son of Henry and Mary (Way) Cook

          Henry and son Jesse Cook in LatimoreTownship, Huntington Meeting                             House

          Jane (Cook) Wright, daughter of Henry and Mary (Way ) Cook

          William H Wright--Falkner--Harvey

          William Wright m Jane Cook

          Curtis E Cook

 

HENRY COOK FAMILY BIBLE, part of family bible collection

 

Box 179--GRIEST FAMILY AND MILLS

          Cyrus Griest, 1803-1869

          Griest

          Willing Griest, Sr.

          Willing Griest, Jr.

          John Griest

          John Griest, Sr & Jr., lands

          Joel Griest, 1825, ciphering book and book of maps

 

 

Account books:  (Part of Myers book collection)

1819,1821-1827, 1829-1834, 1834, 1840, 1841-1854

David Griest account books, 1810, 1813-1819, 1818

Daniel Griest account books, 1787-1795,

Account books, 1818-1821

Account books

 

Box 180--WIERMAN FAMILY      

          Family chart

          Dutch Bible of William, 1598

          William Wierman I

          Lundy

          Henry Wierman I

          Henry Wierman II

          Naomi Wierman m Dr. Daniel Sheffer

          Wierman Family Notes

          John Wierman, Esq, son of Henry I

 

Box 181—WIERMAN FAMILY

          Wierman Family

          William II Tract

          Todd m Hannah Wierman

          Harmon Wierman

          School, Wierman’s Mill

          John, son of Nicholas and Lydia (Griest)

          Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Jane (Underwood)

          Wierman, correspondence and drawings of dwellings of Wiermans

          Wierman Family

          Joel and Lydia Lundy

          Conrad, son of Nicholas and Mary (Bender)

          Benjamin, son of Nicholas and Mary (Bender)

          Nicholas, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wierman), m. Mary

          Maude Wierman Family

          Nicholas Wierman

          Wierman Family

          Issac Wierman

          Wierman/Heikes/Wolfe (connection to Thomas Wolfe, novelist)

 

Box 182—WIERMAN FAMILY

          Notebook of ACM

          Hans Wierman of Salford, Montgomery, Co

          Several Wierman branches

          Harry Hallman Tract

          Dr. George Berner Tract

          Horning

          Subdivisions, Wierman Tract

          William Wierman I Tract, drafts by Curtis Seifert

          Descriptions of William Wierman I Tract

          William Wierman I Tract, drawings by Fred Gorman

          William Wierman I Tract, maps

          William Wierman I Tract

          Paul Fried/Grator Tract

          Joseph Detwiler Tract

          John Jacob Tract

          Kobb, 1774, 100 a.

          Sprogel Tract--Leonard Smith

          Jacob Uiptegraf Tract

          John Detweiler Tract

          Nicholas Hick Tract and Yellis Kolb, 1774

          Dirk Johnson Tract

          Wierman Tract

 

Box 183—WIERMAN FAMILY

          William Wierman in Skippack C.1723?-1737

          William moves to Adams Co., 1737

          William in Germantown, c.1717?  1720-1723?

          William I Tract

          William, Von Bebbes Tract (?) c1723-c.1737

          Henry Wierman Tract

          Wierman Family

          William Wierman, Huntington Twp

          William Wierman, special adjacent tract

          Main William Wierman Tract

          Wierman Family

          General William Wierman Wright

          Correspondence--Maude Wierman Kennedy

          Wierman notes

          James Wierman and Ruth Somers

          Some family charts

 

Books:

          Account books for Wierman Mill (part of Myers book collection)

 

Box 184--COOK FAMILY AND COOK REUNIONS

          Isaac, son of Peter, emigrant, 1713

          Wilson

          Charity Cook, Quaker Minister

          Cook Family in America by ACM c. 1898

          Thomas Cook, son of Peter and Eleanor (Norman) Cook

          John Cook

          Other Cook Families

          Jacob Cook, son of Thomas and Mary (Underwood) Cook

          Cook Notes

          Cook Correspondence and Reunion Correspondence

          Cook Family Notes

 

Box 185--WILLIAM H COOKE PAPERS

          Dr. William H Cook and Family, Carlisle

          Mary Cook m Zachariah Reed

          Nathaniel Pope Tract, New GardenTownship, ChesterCounty

          Dr. Isaac Cook

          William H Cooke Papers (photostats)

          Persifor Cooke

          Cooke

          Brougher

          William Wright, nurseryman

          Bucher

         

Box 186--COOK/POPE/LUNDY

          Map of Tyson properties

          William R Cooke, son of John

          Pope

          Samuel Pope

          John Pope

          Richard Pope

          Walker Cook

          John Wierman I, son of William and Gertrude

          Nicholas Wierman, son of William

          Nicholas Wierman, son of John

          John Wierman, son of William

          War Record--General William Wierman Wright

          Jesse Cook (son of Isaac) of Huntington township

          York Research

          Isaac Cook, son of Jesse and Mary (Wierman)

          Misc Cooks

 

Box 187—WORLEY FAMILY

          Worley Family chart

          Correspondence of ACM with Francis Worley

          Worley Correspondence and Worley Nursery

          Worley, includes campaign poster for Francis Worley, state representative

 

Box 188--SPROGELL/BROMWELL

          Sprogell Family Chart

          Harry E Sprogell

          Lukens Family, maternal side of Sprogell

          Bromwell--extracts from English documents

          Bromwell

          Jenkins

          Jones

 

Box 189--BENNETT FAMILY

          Bennett of Sedgley, Staffordshire, England

          Willliam Bennett, son of Edward and Sarah (Stanfield)

          Joseph Bennett of Kennett Square

          Yeatman/Garrett/Schaeffner family charts

          Bennett accounts from Philip Taylor account books

          Edward Bennett Tract, Thornbury township

          Bennett Bible—part of family bible collection

          John Bennett, brother of Edward of Birmingham Township

          Bennett

          Edward Bennett

          Sarah Bennett m Thomas Yeatman, daughter of Edward and Sarah

                      (Stanfield)

          Bennett Pedigrees

          Edward Bennett

          John Bennett

          Edward Bennett, Jr., son of Edward & Sarah (Stanfield)

          Joseph Bennett, Newberry Township, York Co

          Esther Bennett, daughter of Edward and Margery (Willis) m. Moses Waite

          Joshua Bennett

          Jacob Bennett, son of Edward and Margery (Willis)

          Rebecca Bennett Rankin

 

Box 190—WAY FAMILY

          Notebook of ACM

          Mary Way, wife of William

          William Way, woolcomber of Chichester (Marcus Hook), died 09.16.1711

          Edward Way m Jane Heald

          Way, Wiltshire, England

          William and Mary (Bennett) Way

          William Way, mariner

          Robert Way

          Nathaniel Way

          John Way

          Robert Way Tract--Kennett Twp, later Pennsbury

          Caleb Way

          Way

          Samuel Way

          David Way, son of Samuel, to Bedford Co

          Samuel Way, son of Edward and Jane (Heald)

          Jane Way

          Naomi Way

          Way-Misc

          Martha Way m. Thomas Millson, 1750   

          Kennett township land owners

          Henry Pierce Tract, Kennett twp, later Pennsbury

          Francis Smith Tract, Kennett twp, later Pennsbury

 

Box 191--COOK, PRIMARILY PETER COOK

          Peter Cook II

          Sarah (Gilpin) Cook, wife of Peter Cook II

          Peter Cook

          Peter Cook, Jr, son of Peter and Sarah (Gilpin) Cook

          Peter Cook, Jr, son of Peter, emigrant 1713

          Peter Cook Tract in London Grove Twp, ChesterCounty

          Cook, Warrington Monthly Meeting Records, York CO

          Peter Cook Tract, Warrington Twp, York Co

          Peter Cook Farm, Warrington Twp

          Hannah Cook Nevitt, daughter of Peter and Sarah Gilpin

          North Carolina Cooks from Peter I

          Flat Rock where Peter Cook Jr was found dead

 

Box 192--MCMILLAN FAMILY

          McMillan Homestead, York

          McMillan

          Tyson

          McMillan Charts

          Thomas McMillan, son of John and Jane (Boyd)

          William McMillan

          Transcripts of McMillan Family Papers

          Jacob McMillan, 3 holograph papers

          Elizabeth McMillan, daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Marsh m. Jacob                           Smith

          Whinery

 

Box 193--MCMILLAN

          Thomas McMillan

          George McMillan

          McMillan account book, c 1825 (part of Myers book collection)

          McMillan account book, c 1760 (part of Myers book collection)

          Smith Bell McMillan (3 folders)

          Chart of McMillan by ACM, 1896 showing first and second generations to         America

          Correspondence

 

Box 194—MCMILLAN FAMILY

          Family Bible, McMillan/Cook Families—part of family bible collection

                     school cipher/copy book of Joseph McMillan, c.1840

          William Mc Millan

          Joanna McMillan, widow, daughter of Wm and Mary Craig, married Wm                       Griffith & John McMillan

          Enos McMillan

          Ann (McMillan) Leach

          Cyrus McMillan

          George McMillan of Baltimore

          George McMillan (clock)

 

Box 195--COOKS

          Isaac Pyle--recollections of Cooks

          Brewer

          George Cook

          Grandmother Cook removal from farm, 1877

          Cook farm summers (ACM) 1879-1885

          Louise Mauck, cousin of Sara Myers through Cook line (collection of                      letters)

          Sara Cook Myers teaching records: (part of Myers book collection)

                     Teacher’s Monthly Reports, 1865

                     Teacher’s Monthly Reports, 1865-1871, Latimore Township,                                    Adams, Co:

                               Original Minutes of School Board, Latimore township,

                               1862-1873

                               Teacher’s Monthly Report for Plainfield or SwampSchool, l                                      Latimore, 1868-1874

         

Boxes 196, 197, 198--Text of Cook family genealogical charts put together by Alan Cook in 1904. Cook tried to produce a family newspaper, which folded after the second issue.  All of the entries are tied to index cards, which are also in the collection.

 

Box 199--MORRIS LLEWELLYN COOKE

          3 files of letters, Christmas cards

          Articles about him in various government positions

          Four pamphlets, written under his direction, as director of various                                         governmental agencies

 

Box 200--EARLY RESEARCH NOTES OF ACM 1895-1900 ON COOK/MYERS        FAMILY

 

Collection of over 25 notebooks from this 5 year period containing references to family members

 

Box 201--MYERS/TONER/RUNKLE FAMILY

          Runkle Family

          John Lorenzo Rohrbaugh (1838-1926)

          Runkle I

          Milhern

          Runkle II

          Translation of German Bible, 1770 (Runkle)

          Myers Family address, 1952

          John Myers and descendants

          Myers/Toner Family

          Myers Family Records

          Fisher/Toner Family

 

Book:  Runkle Bible, part of family bible collection

         

Box 202--MYERS FAMILY

          Wildasin Graveyard Inscriptions

          Family Tree-Runkle/Markle

          Thomas Runkle, c 1775-1853

          Battle of North Point, 1812, John Myers

          John Myers, War of 1812, monument, newsclippings

          War of 1812, Myers

          Commander Metzger, commander of Myers

         

Box 203--MYERS FAMILY

          Eli Myers, 1816-1894(3 files)

          Jacob Myers, son of John and brother of Solomon

          Family papers of Aaron Frank

          Harnish

          Jacob Harnish

          Susan Myers m. William Mowery

          Sarah Myers Harnish, Nov 12, 1811-January 22, 1867

          Mowery, Harnish, Bixler

          Solomon Myers, wife Elizabeth Toner

          Elizabeth Toner Myers

          Myers

 

Books:  School books of Daniel Myers, son of Eli, first cousin of John Myers(part of Myers book collection)

 

Box 204—TONER FAMILY

          Dunner, Tanner

          James Toner, son of Patrick and Catherine (Fisher) Toner

          John Toner, saddler, BaltimoreMD

          Charles Toner, SeattleWashington

          John Toner

          Mary Toner, daughter of Patrick and Catherine (Fisher) m. Adam Miller

          Toner data--miscellaneous

          Elizabeth Toner, daughter of John and Elmira (Will) m. John Wilhiar

                     Shedd

          John Toner, son of John and Elmira (Will)

          J. Cooper Toner     

          Ann Toner, daughter of John and Elmira (Will) m. Daniel Ruff

          Patrick Toner

          Will, Wintrode, Toner

          Matthew Tag

          Dayly

          Mundorff

          Melsheimer, 1790-1814

 

Box 205—MYERS FAMILY

          Levi T Myers

          Mary Catherine Myers m. James Felix

          Sarah Myers, daughter of Solomon

          Gruesen

          Susan Myers M. John Dull

          Jacob Myers, 1850-1928) 2 files

          Annie Myers m. Joseph E Wierman

          Elizabeth Amanda Myers m. Walter Detter

          Detter

 

Box 206—MYERS FAMILY

          Heikes

          Walter

          Riegel

          Fisher

          Michael Fisher tombstone

          Myers, Lawyer, Bachman

          Conrad

          Lahr

          Fisher-Lahr

          Houck

          Smeeck, Smick

          Walters

          Joshua Marshall m Elizabeth, daughter of Michael Myers and Elizabeth (                         Fisher)

          Misc notes

          Fuhrman

          Fisher-Walter

          Schwartzbach

 

Box 207—MYERS FAMILY

          Aunt Polly Matthias

           Mary Ann Fisher, wife of Joseph  & daughter Michael Fisher

          Fisher Revolutionary Service

          Fisher

          Bailey Family

          Bailey

          Heider

          John Moyer

          David Myers (weaver), brother John Myers

          Bixler

          Myers (Moyer)

 

Box 208—MYERS FAMILY

          Myers of Juniata and BerksCounty

          John Myers

          Nicholas Myers

          Laver

          Michael Myers

          Christian Myers

          Myers notes

          John Myers, War of 1812, m Catherine Runkle

          John Myers Farm

          John Brodbeck (John Myers carpenter)

          Correspondence

          Christian Stover Tract

 

Box 209--THOMAN--BAUMAN FAMILIES

          Thoman

          Wolf Thoman

          Harvey Firestone (Thoman, Flickinger)

          Thoman

          Thoman

          Henry Thoman

          Jacob Thoman Tract, LancasterCounty

          Henry Bauman

          Templeman

          Ephrata Baumans

          Henry Bauman Tract

          Darr (Derr)

          Dubbs

          Henry Bauman I

          Henry Bauman II

 

Box 210--THOMAN-BOLLINGER

          Jacob Thoman tract, Hinkletown, Lancaster Co

          Thoman

          Bollinger

          Thoman-Schriver, Geyer, Mc Dermad

          Thoman-Flickinger

 

Box 211--JOHN TONER MYERS

          Engagement and wedding to Sarah A Cook

          John Myers--1850-1937

          John Myers Biography

          50th and 60th Wedding Anniversary

          Correspondence

          Death, John Myers, 1937

 

Books: Family history, book from Harvey Firestone (inscribed to John Myers)

 

Box 212--SARAH COOK MYERS

          Sarah Cook as teacher

          Sarah Cook as teacher (9 years)

          Sarah Cook

          Sarah Cook meets Lincoln at Gettysburg, 1863

          Birthdays of the 1930’s

 

Box 213--COOK/MYERS FAMILY

          John Myers and Sarah Cook Marriage Certificate

          John Myers Family annals, York Springs, 1873

          John Myers Family annals, York Springs, 1874

          ACM Registration of Birth

          John Myers Family annals, York Springs, 1876-1877

          John Myers Family annals, York Springs, 1878

          John Myers Family, 1879

          John Myers Family annals, 1880-1884

          John Myers Family annals, York Springs, 1885-1887

          John Myers Family annals, 1887-1888

          ACM boyhood memories

          John Myers Family Quaker Membership

 

Box 214--COOK/MYERS FAMILY

          Name of Albert

          ACM ancestry

          Biography of ACM

          Autobiography of ACM

          Physical characteristics of ACM

          Early papers of ACM

          Membership in historical societies

           

Box 215--COOK/MYERS FAMILY

          John Myers Family--”The Farm”

          John Myers Family--Butter and Menallen Farmers Association

          Pre-college education of ACM, 1880-1894

          Teachers of ACM

          FairmontPublic School, 1888-1889

          FriendsSchool, MenallenTownship, 1890

          John Myers Family, Dillsburg

          DillsburgHigh School

          Dillsburg

 

Box 216--COOK/MYERS FAMILY

          School papers of ACM (written by him)

          MartinAcademy catalogues

          MartinAcademy, 1892-1894

          Myers family moves to Kennett Square

          MartinAcademy--Myers girls

          Kennett Square

 

Box 217--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, ACM

          Biography of Albert Cook Myers (includes Who’s Who)

          Birthday Celebrations

          Various wills

 

Box 218--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, E MAE MYERS

          Letters, c. 19267-1934

          Mae Myers, 1950-1952

          School teacher at Friends Select

          Death Notices and Funeral

          Estate

          1933 Friends Select issue dedicated to E Mae Myers

          Plate block of picture

 

Box 219--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, GEORGIACOOKMYERSUNDERHILL

          Schooling

          GeorgeSchool, 1894-1896

          Correspondence c 1900

          Letters, 1907-08

          Activities c 1900-1910

          Married life and death in 1926

 

Box 220--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, UNDERHILL GENEOLOGY

          Dr. Benjamin Mott Underhill

          Underhill Genealogy

          SarahPearsonUnderhill

          Hunt

          Pell

          Hickman-Coggins

          Howard Truman

          WilliamUnderhill

 

Box 221--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, J. TRUMANUNDERHILL

          “Ancestry of JamesTrumanUnderhill”

          TrumanUnderhill

          Items given to Swarthmore

          Vilsoet Family (marries J Truman Underhill)

          Correspondence

 

Box 222--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, SARAHGILPINUNDERHILL

          SarahGilpinUnderhill

          Schooling

          Correspondence of Sarah and Truman

          SarahUnderhill m. John Nafe

 

Box 223--COOK/MYERS FAMILY, EDITH COOK MYERS DUDMAN

          Edith Cook Myers

          Correspondence

          Edith Myers Dudman

          Henderson Dudman

 

Book: Family Bible of John and Sarah Cook Myers, part of family Bible collection

 

 

Box 224--QUAKER MAGAZINE CORRESPONDENCE, c.1920. Myers was one of original founders of the magazine.

 

Box 225--SWARTHMORECOLLEGE

          File 1--Pres Aydelotte letters

          File 2--Kirk Brown

          File 3--Wharton Club

          File 4--Friends Historical Library

          File 5--Quakerism Course

          File 6--SwarthmoreCollege

 

Box 226--STATE OF DELAWARE

          File 1--ACM Bibliography

          File 2--ACM Notes on Delaware

          File 3--SussexCounty

          File 4--KentCounty

          File 5--NewcastleCounty

          File 6--Fort At Newcastle, 1682

          File 7--Historical Society of Delaware

          File 8--FortChristiana

          File 9--Historic Markers

          File 10--Lewes

          File 11--Wilmington

          File 12--Hans Peterson Indian Purchase, 1670’s

          File 13--Correspondence

          File 14--Deeds and Papers re Wilmington, given to ACM in 1936 by                                      Chandler

 

Pamphlet:  Delaware Tercentenary, 1938

 

Box 227--INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL CONGRESS, 1913, LONDON

Papers relating to appointment of ACM as representative of HSP to the Congress, along with programs, lists of attendees, souvenirs

 

Box 228--ROYALTY OF EUROPE

          Coronation of 1911

           Wedding of Elizabeth and Phillip, 1947

           Swedish Royal Family--newspaper clippings

 

Box 229--SCOTCH-IRISH IN AMERICA

          Notes of ACM

 

          Publications:

                     THE IRISH SCOTS AND THE SCOTCH-IRISH, John Linehan,                                       1902

                     THE SCOTCH IRISH IN AMERICA, SECOND CONGRESS, 1890

                     THE SCOTCH IRISH IN AMERICA, SIXTH CONGRESS, 1894

                     ANNUAL MEETINGS OF PENNSYLVANIA SCOTCH-IRISH                                                     SOCIETY, (fourth, 1893, fifth, 1894, sixth, 1895, seventh,                               1896, eighth, 1897, ninth, 1898, tenth, 1899, eleventh, 1900,                                          twelfth, 1902. fifteenth, 1904)

 

Box 230--AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOK COMMITTEE, 1924

          File 1-- correspondence and textbook material

          File 2--newsclippings over the controversy

          File 3—reports

 

          Publications:  assorted samples and reports of reports on American                                     History textbooks

 

Box 231--APPRENTICE FREE LIBRARY

          Printed Reports and information about the Centennial in 1920, including       galley proofs for centennial publication

 

Box 232--ALBERT J EDMUNDS--PROFESSOR OF RELIGION (two boxes)

          Collection of cards about world religion

          Other printed material by Edmunds:

                     WHO’S A. J. EDMUNDS?

                     THE WORKING GOD

                     A DUET WITH OMAR

                     BUDDHIST AND CHRISTIAN GOSPELS

                     THE GHOST-STORY ATTESTED BY PETER AND PAUL

                     HISTORY SIMPLIFIED

 

Box 233—MISCELLANEOUS NOTES OF EDMUNDS

 

Box 234—MISCELLANEOUS ENGRAVINGS COLLECTED BY ACM

 

Box 235—SAMUEL PENNYPACKER

          Newsclippings

          Estate sale catalogues

          Notes

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS IN BOOK COLLECTION NOT PREVIOUSLY NOTED IN THIE CATALOGUE:

 

IF I WERE A COLLEGE STUDENT, Charles Thwing, 1902

 

“Observations in The Customary Use of Distilled Spiritous Liquors”, John Watson,          1810

 

“Dating of Old Houses”, Henry Mercer, 1924

 

NARRATIVE OF A VISIT TO THE WEST INDIES IN 1840-1841. George Truman, John Jackson, and Thomas Longstreth, 1844 (2 copies)

 

AN REGNI JACOBI, REGIS ANGL. Second Session of Parliament, 1606

 

DEN PHILOFOPHERENDEN BOER, 1677

 

“Ancestry of Dr Thomas Wynne”, by Richard Cook, 1904

 

 

 

OVERSIZED FILES

 

Drawer 1—

 

Documents re: Cook/Myers Family, including Thoman Family, family charts

Indian deeds

Indian Walking Purchase

Early Maps:

          New Sweden, 1638-1655

          Vischer map of New Netherland, c 1655

          Lindstrom’s Map of New Sweden, 1655

          Penn’s map of Pennsylvania

          Lewis Evan’s map of Pennsylvania, 1749

          John Harris from Thomas Holme’s map of Pennsylvania

          Holme Map of Philadelphia

          Holme map of Pennsylvania

          Cotter, Matthew, Philadelphia, 1777

          Provinces of New York and New Jersey, 1677

          Reproduction of map Regni Mexicani

          Frontiers of Northern Colonies and Boundary between Indians, 1768

          British colonies, 1675

          Map of Pennsylvania, 1902

          Copy map of Pennsylvania, 1770

          British colonies, 1755

Early Schuykill--Philadelphia

Map of Philadelphia, 1750

Data for proposed map of Philadelphia as Penn knew it

Cutler Resurvey of Neshaminy Creek, 1703

Passayunk

Early PhiladelphiaCounty

Slate Roof House

Old State House

Upland (Chester) 1682

Playwicky, Deeds

Kinessing Indian town

Nittabaconck--Falls of Schuykill River

Umbilicamence (Farmarstown)

Wrightstown

NorthamptonCounty

MorelandTownship, BucksCounty

Servants township

World War I posters (includes invitation for Liberty Sing, War Service Poster,

          Welcome home to the 28th Division

 

Drawer 2

 

Perkasie

Early maps

Boundary dispute--Penn vs. Baltimore

Southern ChesterCounty

Mason-Dixon Line

Faggs Manor

Okhocking Indian town

VincentTownship

Nottingham

Edgmont Road

Letter of Ben Franklin, May 9, 1761

Early NJ Papers

ACM Lecture posters, 1932

Early Pennsylvania and New Jersey Coin collection

Letters of William Dillwyn

Burlington-Smith Papers

Letitia Penn of MountJoy

Contents of Stoke House

Valley Forge

 

 

Drawer 3--

 

William Wharton Land Surveys, photostats

Crispin Family Papers

Governor Fisher’s Family

Early LancasterCounty

Map of Underground Railroad

Tulpehocken Indian town

Steelman Memorial plans

Maps, primarily used at Jamestown Exhibit, 1907

          Indian, Linguistic patterns

          Presbyterian Church in PA

          Episcopal Church in PA

          Scotch-Irish 1720-1760

          Indian Treaties

          Dunkers, German Baptist Brethern, 1720

          Baptist, Colonial PA

          Mennonite Settlements

          Dutch Reformed

          New Castle, DE as of 1682

          Drafts of Settlement Maps, 1660, 1690, 1715

Friends Meeting Houses

Silouette Collection

Maps of DelawareCounty

John Cutler’s ResurveyBucksCounty

Stoke, Sunbury, Conestoga Manors

Thomas Cresap, YorkCounty

New Castle, De, Court Minutes

Henry Wierman Tract

Jesse Cook. Ruth McMillan Marriage Certificate

Steyning Manor

 

Drawer 4—PENN FAMILY PAPERS

 

In 1921, an auctioneer contacted Myers about a collection of Penn papers, which he had up for sale. Myers did not buy the papers, but Herbert Engart of New York City, brought the papers to Philadelphia for Myers to have photostatted. It is unknown who purchased the papers, but a large effort was undertaken to have all the papers copied in a three day period. John F. Lewis paid for the copies.

 

The papers are from various members of the Penn family in the 19th century, living in England.  They include letters, court cases, and deeds.

 

Also in the Penn Family papers are letters from John Penn to his brother Thomas Penn, letters from Hannah Penn to her son Thomas in England, all from the mid-18th century.

 

Other papers in this collection are from the Penn-Gaskell-Skillern families and are a mix of various kinds of documents.

 

Other documents in this collection include:

 

Provincial Council Minutes from first and second visits of Penn

Original List of First Purchasers

 

Prints of Penn and family

 

Numbered and signed prints of Cuthbert Alley, battle of Ft Mifflin, Mt Vernon, Gilbert Stuart and William Penn.

 

Another set of prints in this drawer, include one of PennsylvaniaHospital and the port of Philadelphia.

 

Drawer 5—

 

Early Western PA--Maps--Indians

Ft.Bedford, CumberlandCounty

Manor of Marke, YorkCounty

Early West side of Susquehanna River

Pennsbury—blue prints of articles found during excavations, drawings of house,       blueprints of property, removal of caretaker house, large sketch of       proposed reconstructed house

Maps:

          Charlestown, 1715

          Carolinas, 1672

          Map of PA, n.d.

          LancasterCounty, 1905

          Pennsylvania, 1681

Copy Ben Franklin Diary from HuntingtonMuseum, one letter

         

 

 

 

PARTS OF THE COLLECTION WHICH REMAIN UNCATALOGUED:

 

          Books used by Pennock

          “Autograph letters”

          Herbert Hoover

          Dupont magazine articles

          George Washington—primarily printed matter

          Eisenhower—printed matter

          Lincoln—primarily printed matter

          Receipts and Accounts of Forepaugh and Hood, merchants of Philadelphia

          Seals

          ACM secretaries

          Men of History—alpha listing       

          Personalities—alpha listing

          Unsorted correspondence

          Topographic maps

          Box of YORK SPRINGS COMET, newspapers of 1870’s and 1880’s

 

PERTAINING TO THE LIFE OF ALBERT COOK MYERS

 

          School books—MartinAcademy and Swarthmore

          Items from the walls of ACM

          Childhood relics

          Bibliography of ACM, written by ACM

          Court Presentation of 1911

          Address books

          Scrapbooks

          Diaries

          Family Correspondence

          Annals, 1898-1950 (put together by ACM to recreate his life)

          Biography (put together by ACM)

          Who’s Who

          80th Birthday