Painter Family Papers

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Collection Title: Painter Family Papers

Collection Number: Ms. Coll. 124

Dates of Collection: 1837-1922

Box Numbers: 20 boxes, approximately 6000 items

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

Language: English

Project Archivist: Kevin Martin

Biography:

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Biography: 

This collection includes the letters (ca. 6,000+ items, chiefly 19th c.) of the Quaker family of Samuel M. and Anne Vickers Painter of West Chester, PA. Samuel Marshall Painter (1809-1884) was a successful newspaper publisher, book dealer and local official. Both Painters were active abolitionists. Samuel aided in the escape of freedom seeker Rachel Harris and Anne Vickers Painter (1810-1890) was the daughter of noted Underground Railroad conductor, John Vickers. The collection also includes the correspondence of their children: John Vickers Painter (1835-1903) railroad man and banker; Uriah Hunt Painter (1837-1900), West Chester businessman (railroad, telegraph, ice, lumber), early financial backer of Thomas A. Edison, Civil War correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer and possible Union intelligence agent; Gen. William Painter (1838-1884) Civil War soldier, at Gettysburg given responsibility of transportation of Army of Potomac; Capt. Francis James Painter (b.1841) Civil War, served in Navy; Dr. Joseph Elwood Painter (1842-1878) Civil War surgeon in charge of the hospital at Camp Curtin, later served in Japan; Henry Painter (1847-1893) Board of Chester County Prison Inspectors; Howard Painter (1851-1876) mining engineer; Ellen Painter (d.1948), daughter of Uriah Hunt Painter.

 

Timeline of Painter Family

1809 – Samuel M. Painter is born in East Bradford Township, Chester County, PA

1810 – Ann Vickers is born in Uwchalan Township, Chester County, PA

1820s – Samuel M. Painter is educated at Westtown School

1833 – Samuel M. Painter marries Ann Vickers

1835 – John Vickers Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1837 – Uriah Hunt Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1838 – William Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1841 – Francis James Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1842 – Joseph Ellwood Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1847 – Henry Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1850s – Uriah Hunt Painter attends Oberlin College

1850 – Samuel M. Painter organizes a telegraph company in West Chester.

1851 – Howard Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1852 to 1854 – John Vickers Painter attends Haverford College

1854 – Clarence Painter is born to Samuel and Ann (Vickers) Painter

1854 – John Vickers Painter marries Francis Barton (born 1836 in Elyria, Ohio)

1854 to 1857– A few of the Painter children attend school at Eaglewood in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The school is run by the abolitionist Theodore Weld and his wife.

1856 – John Vickers Painter’s wife Frances dies

1856 to 1864 – John Vickers Painter works for the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company in Ohio

1857 – Uriah Hunt Painter takes over the daily management of his father’s businesses in West Chester

1861 – John Vickers Painter marries Lydia E. Farmer of Cleveland, Ohio

1861 to 1865 – Ann (Vickers) Painter cares for sick soldiers at her West Chester home

1861 to 1865 – Francis J. Painter serves in the Navy. He is stationed on a number of blockade ships off the coast of Texas and the Carolinas. He also spends time in New Orleans during the Union occupation.

1861 to 1865 – Joseph Ellwood Painter graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from University of Pennsylvania and serves as an Acting Assistant Surgeon for the Union Army stationed at a hospital in Harrisburg

1861 to 1865 – Uriah Hunt Painter works as a Civil War correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1862, he marries Belinda Avery

1861 to 1865 – William Painter serves in the Union Army and rises in the ranks to become Brevet Brigadier General. He serves on General John Reynold’s staff at the Battle of Gettysburg and is put in charge the Army of the Potomac’s transportation.

1864 to 1873 – John Vickers Painter works as a private banker in Cleveland, Ohio

1865 – Ellen Painter is born, daughter of Uriah Hunt and Belinda Painter

1866 to 1878 (approximate) – Francis J. Painter travels to Europe

1870 to 1878 – Joseph Ellwood Painter serves in Japan as a member of the United States Navy

1870 – Samuel M. Painter visits Japan

1871 – Howard Painter earns an engineering degree from University of Freiburg, Saxony

1871 to 1873 – John Vickers Painter travels in Europe

1872 – Clarence Painter dies

1874 – Howard Painter elected to membership to American Institute of Mining Engineers

1875 to 1879 – John Vickers Painter and Uriah Hunt Painter invest in the Edison Company

1876 – Howard Painter dies in San Francisco, CA

1878 – Joseph Ellwood Painter dies in Japan

1881 to 1884 – William Painter serves as vice-president of the Peninsula Railroad Company who constructed a railroad and telegraph line on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

1884 – William Painter dies

1885 – Uriah Hunt Painter retires from newspaper work to devote all his time to private enterprise

1885 to 1900 – Uriah Hunt Painter builds then sells a railroad line, continues to operate his father’s ice and timber business, owns the Opera House in West Chester, builds the Lafayette Opera House in Washington D.C., and invests in business and property. During this period he spends much of his time in Washington, DC running day to day operations of his West Chester businesses by mail and telegraph. He also spends time at a summer retreat in West End, NJ

1890s – Francis J. Painter manages the West Chester Opera House for his brother Uriah

1893 – Ellen Painter marries James W. Cunningham and moves to New York City

1893 – Henry Painter dies

1900 – Uriah Hunt Painter dies

1903 – John Vickers Painter dies

1910 – Francis Painter dies

1948 – Ellen (Painter) Cunningham dies

 

For additional information:

Painter, Orrin Clalfont, Genealogy and Biographical Sketches of the Family of Samuel Painter (Baltimore: 1903). CCHS

Related collections at CCHS:

Also see letters numbered 24504 to 25516

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

Series I – Painter, family correspondence

Boxes 1 through 5

Bulk of the family correspondence is authored by the sons of Samuel M. Painter and Ann (Vickers) Painter of West Chester, PA.  The bulk of this series includes letters from William Painter, Francis J. Painter, Albert P. Painter, John Vickers Painter and Uriah Hunt Painter.  Series includes a number of letters from Ann (Vickers) Painter to her children [handwriting difficult to decipher]  as well as letters from Samuel M. Painter.

Includes 58 letters written by the Painter brothers from Eaglewood School with details regarding their experiences as students.  Eaglewood, in New Jersey, was operated by the abolitionist Theodore Weld and his wife [collection includes one letter authored by Weld].

Civil War era letters include correspondence from Francis J. Painter while serving in the Navy.  His duty included time in New Orleans during the Union occupation and blockade service off the coast of the Carolinas and Texas.  Also includes Civil War letters from Albert Painter in the Union Quartermaster’s office in Kentucky and Joseph Ellwood Painter’s service as a Union medical doctor.  William Painter’s letters also contain details of his time served which included the position of brevet brigadier general in charge of transportation for the Army of the Potomac.

Correspondence of the Painter brothers after the Civil War revolve mainly around business dealings and travel in the United States and abroad.  Also includes the letters of Joseph Ellwood Painter from Japan while he served as a doctor in the Navy (approx. 1870-1878) offering detailed impressions of Japanese culture and life as well as details regarding life in the Navy.

Group of letters (1889-1897) from Uriah Hunt Painter to his daughter in Europe offers detailed descriptions of day to day operations in his two residences in Washington and West End, NJ.  Includes details of his relationship with domestic servants and his photography. 

Series also Includes letters from the Vickers family

           

Series II – Painter, personal correspondence

Box 6

An assortment of letters from school friends, professional acquaintances and extended family.  Letters from Civil War soldiers include letters sent from soldiers who Ann (Vicker) Painter took care of in her home.  A group of 10 letters from Olive Sprogle sent to Howard Painter offers details of courtship activity [she requested the letters be destroyed upon hearing of William Painter’s death].  Letters from the U.S. consulate in Japan regarding the death of Joseph Ellwood Painter (see Mangum).  Approximately 100 letters by Emma S. Hunter sent to Uriah Hunt Painter between 1860 and 1865 discuss details of the Civil War and social/business news from West Chester including updates on Uriah’s telegraph business.  Camille Bevill’s 17 letters from Japan to Samuel M. Painter detail life in Japan and updates on Samuel’s son Joseph Ellwood Painter.

Includes letter from James Mott sent from Philadelphia in 1850 and a letter from the abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld written in 1860.  Also includes a letter from Horace Mann drafted in 1853 from Antioch College.

           

Series III – Painter, correspondence by subject

Box 7

Includes Civil War era telegrams and letters sent to Uriah Hunt Painter by Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer; character references for Samuel Painter sent to governor Samuel Pennypacker; school papers; documents related to the death of John Ellwood Painter; and service (military) papers of John Ellwood Painter

 

Series IV – William Painter, business correspondence, 1880-1884

Box 8

Correspondence between William Painter and John Bates related to the construction of a railroad and telegraph lines on the Eastern Shore of Maryland by the Peninsula Railroad Company.

 

Series V – Uriah Hunt Painter, business correspondence, 1882-1903,

Boxes 9 through 17

Folders 178 through 199

Letters between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, banker in West Chester and confidante to Uriah Hunt Painter includes candid look at business dealings in and around West Chester.  Includes straightforward discussions regarding business ventures; remarks about colleagues and acquaintances; court cases; financial investments; employees and day to day operations of Uriah Hunt Painter’s various West Chester businesses.

Folders 161-177, 200-279

Letters between Uriah Hunt Painter, Malin Lear and M.C. Griffith [Minnie G. Griffith] that deal with the day to day operations of Uriah Hunt Painter’s West Chester businesses mainly his ice and timber business but also deal with his real estate investments.  Offers a detailed account of business operations including financial transactions, employee relations, etc. 

Folders 232-273

Letters related to West Chester Opera House include correspondence from booking agents and traveling shows who offered a wide variety of genres including plays, minstrel shows, lectures, moving pictures, hypnotists, etc.  Includes a colorful and informative assortment of letterhead and press notices with information about particular performances as well as material from other theaters.  Also includes copies of outgoing correspondence from Frank J. Painter and Uriah Hunt Painter as well as contracts, news clippings, playbills, advertising material, etc.           

Folders 274-290

Correspondence between various theaters and suppliers with Uriah Hunt Painter related to purchasing and other financial matters.  Bulk of the purchasing correspondence deals with theater chairs and includes brochures and other promotional/advertising materials. Also includes financial records.****

Folder 291-299

Correspondence of the banking firm of McFarland and Haines with J.W. Cunningham who handled the assets of Uriah Hunt Painter after his death in 1900.  Cunningham married Ellen Painter, U.H. Painter’s eldest daughter, in 1893.

****West Chester Opera House documents post-1900 [after the death of Uriah Hunt Painter] are with the

      Ephemera Collection (West Chester – Business Houses – West Chester Opera House).

           

Series VI – Samuel M. Painter, business correspondence, 1880-1884 

Box 17, 1 folder

 

Series VII – Belinda (Avery) Painter/Avery family correspondence

Box 18

Correspondece from the relatives and friends of Uriah Hunt Painter’s wife Belinda (Avery) Painter.  The majority of the letters are addressed to Belinda Painter, the remainder are authored by Belinda Painter and include letters sent to her husband while she traveled with their daughters in Europe.  Includes letters to Belinda Painter from her stepmother Belinda Esther Avery and Belinda Painter’s sisters.  Also includes letters sent prior to her marriage to Uriah Hunt Painter. 

 

Series VIII – Letters to Ellen (Painter) Cunningham, daughter of U. H. Painter and

Belinda (Avery) Painter [date]

Boxes 19 though 20

Letter related to Ellen (Painter) Cunningham’s literary interest and reform activity as well as her social life.  Includes approximately 140 letters from her mother (folders 441-456, box 20).  Also includes 4 letters from Ida M. Tarbell, author of The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1900) and The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904).

 

Series IX – Miscellaneous/unidentified correspondence/envelopes

Box 20, 3 folders

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Series I – Painter, family correspondence

BOX 1

Folder 1/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Alice Elise, 9 letters, 1886-1889, n.d.

To: “Papa” [Uriah H. Painter]; “Grandma”; “St. Nicholas”

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA; “S.S. City of Rome”

Topics include: American Indians; youthful observations; leisure activity; trip to Europe

Folder 2/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Alice Elise, 19 letters, 1891

Note: Includes small colored sketches by the author

To: “Papa” [Uriah H. Painter];

From: London, England; Tunbridge Well; Cambridge; North Wales; Edinburgh;

Inverness; “Steamship Grenadier”

Topics include: travel in England, Scotland and Wales 

Folder 3/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 7 letters, 1863

To: “brother” [Uriah H. Painter]; “sister” [Belinda (Avery) Painter]; “parents” [Samuel M.

Painter and Ann Painter]

From: West Chester, PA; Portland, ME; Louisville, KY

Topics include: Civil War; life in an infantry regiment in Maine; poor treatment of

soldiers

Folder 4/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 8 letters, January 1864-May 1864

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Louisville, KY

Topics include: health; work as a shipping clerk with the Assistant Quartermaster’s Office; the burning of supply boats; confederate raids in Kentucky

Folder 5/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 13 letters, April 1864-June 1864

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; John Painter

From: Louisville, KY

Topics include: poor health; high prices in Louisville; confederate raids in Kentucky; defense of Louisville

Folder 6/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 8 letters, 1866-1883

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Henry Painter

From: Chicago; Westfield, MA; Danville, PA

Topics include: poor health; working at Danville Furnaces [iron]

Folder 7/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 24 letters, 1884

To: “mother”

From: Danville, PA; Williamsport, PA

Topics include: summary of military service during the Civil War; financial hardship; seeking employment; poor health; kidney ailment; seeking military pension; problems at Danville Furnaces after the death of William Painter 

Folder 8/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Albert P., 10 letters, 1886-1888

Note: Includes letter from Ann (Vickers) Painter; itemized bill for food and other items

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Melrose, FL

Topics include: dispute with his brother Frank; land in Florida; orange trees; financial troubles

Folder 9/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ann (Vickers), 24 letters, 1855-1866

Note: Includes postscripts by Ellwood Painter and Samuel Painter

To: “Willie” [William Painter]; “son”; Uriah Hunt Painter; “daughter” [Belinda (Avery)

Painter]

From: [not specified]

Topics include: parental advice; family business; family news and health; pet parrot

Folder 10/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ann (Vickers), 21 letters, 1867-1869

To: “son”; Howard Painter

From: West Chester; Wilmington

Topics include: family news; parental advice; financial matters

Folder 11/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ann (Vickers), 17 letters, 1871-1887

To: Samuel M. Painter; Henry Painter; “niece”; “son” [Albert Painter]

From: West Chester; Rome; Florence; Milan, Italy

Topics include: Samuel Painter’s trip to Japan; trip to Italy with Clarence Painter; impressions and observations of Italy; family news and health

Folder 12/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ann (Vickers), 21 letters, n.d.

Note: Includes letter from Clarence Painter

To: Samuel Painter; “son”; William Painter

From: Wilmington; West Chester 

Folder 13/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Annie, 21 letters, 1866-1870, 1881, 1884, 1897

To: “cousin” [Howard Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester; Darby, PA; Atlantic City; Lenape; Glenolden

Topics include: family news; daily life; courtship; details and speculation about a suicide in West Chester (1868); leisure; treatment for “nervous prostration”

Folder 14/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, C.R., 1 letter, 1863

To: Uriah H. Painter

From: West Chester, PA
Topics include: burial of a Civil War soldier

Folder 15/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Clarence, 17 letters,1867-1871

Note: Includes letter from Ann V. Painter

To: “brother”

From: Washington, DC

Topics include: youthful observations

Folder 16/1/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis “Frankie” (Barton), 6 letters, 1857-1868

Note: John V. Painter first wife, died 1858

To: “mother and father”; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Elysia; Cleveland

BOX 2 

Folder 17/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 10 letters, 1854-1856

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; William Painter; “Father and Mother” [Samuel M. Painter and

Ann Painter]

From: West Chester; Eaglewood School, Perth Amboy, NJ

Topics include: youthful observations; school; Christmas

Folder 18/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 18 letters, 1857

To: “Father and Mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Eaglewood School, Perth Amboy, NJ

Topics include: mentions Lucretia Mott (1/31); school; requests for money; clothes

Folder 19/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 14 letters, 1858

To: “Father and Mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Eaglewood School, Perth Amboy, NJ

Topics include: school; hard times; plans to attend the Naval Academy; plans for the future; desire to come home

Folder 20/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 11 letters, 1859-1861

To: “Father and Mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Eaglewood; West Chester, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Newton Hamilton

Topics include: Civil War; General Fremont; request for money

Folder 21/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 8 letters, 1862

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Parkesburg (PA)

Topics include: military service; telegraph business; night work

Folder 22/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 38 letters, 1863

Note: Includes checks issued by the Bank of Commerce of New Orleans, LA

To: “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: “U.S.S. Estella,” Texas; New York City; “U.S.S. Kineo,” New Orleans, LA; “U.S.S. Estrella”

Topics include: duty on a Civil War gunboat and supply ship; pay and expenses; the occupation of New Orleans by Union forces; activity and movement of Union forces; military career of brother Ellwood Painter; health

Folder 23/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 34 letters, 1864

Note: Includes letter from Ann V. Painter; copy of General Order No. 36, North Atlantic Squadron, relating to numerous court martial proceedings.  Includes copy of author’s photograph [original removed to photograph collection]

To: Uriah H. Painter; “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: “U.S.S. Estrella,” Matagorgda Bay, TX; “U.S.S. Tuscarora,” Fortress Monroe, VA; Hampton Roads, VA;  

Topics include: naval blockades; confronting “rebel ships”; activity and movement of Union forces; health; money gained on captured cotton; financial investments; presidential election; court martial duty; hope for promotion; battle near Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Folder 24/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 20 letters, 1865

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: U.S.S. Tuscarora [off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina];

Charlestown, MA; Boston, MA; New Orleans, LA

Topics include: preparations for battle; wounded soldiers; description of Charleston, SC; post Civil War deployment; yellow fever

Folder 25/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 27 letters, 1866-1869

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; Howard Painter; “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and

Ann Painter]; Henry Painter

From: “U.S.S. Tuscarosa”; West Chester, PA; “U.S.S. Jamestown,” Sitka [AK]; Cork, Ireland; Dresden, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Paris, France; Munich; Baden

Baden; Lucerne, Switzerland

Topics include: advice to his brother, Howard, while he attends school at Haverford; travel and life in Europe; clothes; jewelry

Folder 26/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 37 letters, 1870-1878

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Henry Painter; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Nice; Paris; Geneva; Hamburg; Saxony; West Chester, PA; New York, NY;

Philadelphia, PA; Cape May, NJ

Topics include: travel and life in Europe; business ventures in America

Folder 27/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 15 letters, 1880-1885

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester, PA; Cape May, NJ; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: business; financial matters; debt; dispute with his mother and brother

Folder 28/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 18 letters, 1886-1889

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]; “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Philadelphia, PA; Melrose, FL; Lucerne, Switzerland; Nice; Florence, Italy;

Amsterdam, Holland; Bayreuth, Germany 

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; visiting Albert Painter in Florida; travel in Europe; mentions attending a Wagner Opera; living expenses

Folder 29/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 7 letters, 1 clipping, 1890-1891

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House; debt

Folder 30/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 12 letters, 1892

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House

Folder 31/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 25 letters, 1897

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester, PA; Atlantic City, NJ

Topics include: dispute with brother Uriah; proposed sale of the Painter family home in West Chester; financial difficulties; debt; desire to marry

Folder 32/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 11 letters, 1898

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: Nice; West Chester, PA

Topics include: sale of family home; debt; Painter businesses; financial matters

Folder 33/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 18 letters, 1899

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester; Atlantic City, PA

Topics include: increase pay; Painter home; request for money; offer to help Uriah Hunt Painter; opinion of woman clerk in Uriah Hunt Painter’s office

Folder 34/2/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Francis J., 24 letters, 1900, n.d.

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; Clarence

From: West Chester, PA

Box 3

Folder 35/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 15 letters, 1852

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; William Painter; “brother”

From: Haverford College

Topics include: detailed description of life at Haverford College; fashion, clothing; future plans

Folder 36/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 12 letters, 1853-1854

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; William Painter

From: Haverford; Oberlin, OH

Topics include: life at Haverford College; description of Ohio; living in Oberlin with brother Uriah [one or both appear to be attending school at Oberlin College]

Folder 37/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 9 letters, 1855-1857

Note: Includes a postscript from Francis (Barton) Painter [John V. Painter’s wife]

To: “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; “brother” [Frank J. Painter]

From: Jacksonville, FL; Cleveland, OH

Topics include: trip to Florida with wife, “Frankie” [Francis (Barton) Painter]; “Frankie’s health”; seeking employment; job with the railroad

Folder 38/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 11 letters, 1858-1859

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH

Topics include: health of Frances Painter; daughter, Lelia Painter; work

Folder 39/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 8 letters, 1860-1862

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “mother [Ann V. Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH 

Folder 40/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 13 letters, 1 clipping, 1863

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “father” [Samuel Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH; New York, NY

Topics include: financial matters; Albert Painter in Louisville; Civil War; stock/financial investments

Folder 41/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 23 letters, 1864

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Cleveland; New York; Washington, DC

Topics include: family news; stock/financial investments; plans to open a bank; banking business

Folder 42/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 13 letters, 1865-1866

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Cleveland; New York

Topics include: banking business; mentions the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; health of Francis (Barton) Painter

Folder 43/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 12 letters, 1867-1868

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; Howard Painter

From: Cleveland, OH

Topics include: advice to brother regarding his education

Folder 44/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 11 letters, 1871-1873

Note: Includes receipt from American Merchants Union Express Company

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Cleveland; New York; Paris, France

Topics include: family news; trip to Europe

Folder 45/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 19 letters, 1875

To: “mother”; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Cleveland; New York;

Topics include: family news; brother Henry’s debts; Edison’s autographic press 

Folder 46/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 12 letters, 1876-1879

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Cleveland; New York; Philadelphia; Hamburg

Topics include: Thomas Edison; Philadelphia Centennial Exposition; financial matters

Folder 47/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 16 letters, 1 clipping, 1880-1886

Note: Includes clipping regarding the estate of John Vickers (1881)

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Cleveland; Carlsbad; New York; Stuttgart

Topics include: family news and health; stock/financial investments

Folder 48/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 19 letters, 1888-1889

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Henry Painter

From: St. Augustine, FL; New York, NY; London; Paris

Topics include: travel in Europe; family news

Folder 49/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 17 letters, n.d.

To: “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter;

From: Cleveland; New York

Folder 50/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, John Vickers, 23, n.d.

To: “mother”: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Hotel Victoria, Carlsbad; Cleveland; Wurttemberg; Haverford; Paris 

Folder 51/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 17 letters, 1857-1863

To: “brother”; “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah Hunt

Painter; “sister”

From: Eaglewood; Philadelphia; Camp Curtin; Mulberry Street Hospital, Harrisburg

Topics include: school; Civil War; enlistment as a medical cadet

Folder 52/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 24 letters, 1864-1867

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “sister” [Belinda (Avery) Painter]; “father and mother” [Samuel

M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Howard Painter

From: Philadelphia; Post Hospital, Camp Curtin, Harrisburg; York, PA;

Topics include: desire for a discharge; camp life as a medical cadet; monetary loans; debt; fund raising theatrical show for the Sanitary Commission; desire for assignment in the South; advice for his brother, Howard 

Folder 53/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 24 letters, 1870-1872

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: “at sea”; Yokohama, Japan

Topics include: mentions a 400 pound meteorite strike; lacquer poisoning and treatment; life as a navy medical doctor in Japan; temptations of Japan; unscrupulous behavior of his colleagues 

Folder 54/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 9 letters, 1873

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Yokohama, Japan; “U.S.S. Idaho”; “U.S.S. Hartford”

Topics include: dispute with colleague; disgust with the Navy; financial matters

Folder 55/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 16 letters, 1874

Note: Includes documents regarding a dishonored draft from the First National

Bank in Philadelphia

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; Cashier of the First National Bank of Philadelphia; “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Yokohama, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan

Topics include: position in Navy in charge of medical stores; buying and selling “curios”; harsh language for a Jewish businessman; visiting home; problems with the mail

Folder 56/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 13 letters, 1875-1876

Note: Includes letter of introduction for an unspecified acquaintance (5/12)

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “mother” [Ann Painter]; Frank Painter

From: Nagasaki, Japan; West Chester

Topics include: financial matters; debt; ill-treatment, corruption in the navy; requests to Uriah Hunt Painter regarding political appointments; buying goods in Japan for shipment to America 

Folder 57/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 17 letters, 1877   

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Nagasaki, Japan;

Topics include: election of President Hayes; mentions civil unrest; inventory of Japanese goods sent to the United States by the author; new commanding officer

Folder 58/3/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Joseph Ellwood, 6 letters, 1878, n.d.

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: Nagasaki, Japan

BOX 4

Folder 59/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Samuel M., 14 letters, 1853-1859

Note: Includes letter co-written with Ann V. Painter

To: “dear boys” [John V. Painter and Uriah Hunt Painter]; Uriah Hunt Painter; William Painter; Ann V. Painter

From: West Chester, PA; Philadelphia; Madison, WI

Topics include: educational opportunities; fatherly advice; local elections; description of Madison, WI and surrounding area

Folder 60/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Samuel M., 11 letters, 1861-1863

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester

Topics include: lumber business

Folder 61/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Samuel M., 16 letters, 1864

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester

Topics include: ice and timber business; female line operator [telegraph business]; employees; health

Folder 62/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Samuel M., 10 letters, 1865-1870

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; Howard Painter; Ann V. Painter

From: West Chester; Yokohama, Japan

Topics include: ice and timber business; West Chester business community; family news; fatherly advice; experience on a steam ship during a typhoon in Japan; detailed travel in China and Japan; volcanoes; earthquake 

Folder 63/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Samuel M., 19 letters, 1871-1881

To: Ann V. Painter; Ellwood Painter; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester; San Francisco; Washington, DC

Topics include: Clarence Painter; ice business; death of Joseph Ellwood Painter; observations of Japan and China

Folder 64/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 3 letters, 1854, 1867

To: William Painter

From: Oberlin, OH; Washington, DC

Folder 64A/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 20 letters, 1859-1864, n.d.

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: West Chester, PA; South Mountain, MD; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA;

Howard House, NY

Topics include: courtship; Civil War; description of the Battle of Gettysburg 

Folder 65/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 22 letters, 1870

To: “father” [Samuel M. Painter]; “brother”

From: Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Springfield, OH

Topics include: controversy surrounding Samuel M. Painters position as notary public; business; family news      

Folder 66/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 23 letters, 1871-1875

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Washington, DC; Boston, MA

Topics include: sale of the Hall; ice business

Folder 67/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 19 letters, 1876-1885

Note: Includes letter written on the stationary of “The Edison Speaking Phonograph Co.”

To: “brother”; “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]; Jane T. Wilson; John V. Painter

From: Washington, DC; New York, NY

Topics include: conduct of Jane Wilson’s late husband; mentions the success of his electric light stock; financial matters; fighting court claims

Folder 68/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 6 letters, 1886-1888

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Washington, DC

Folder 69/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 21 letters, 1889

To: “friend” [author’s daughter?]

From: Washington, DC

Topics include: news from home to his family in Europe; daily life in Washington, DC; practicing photography; photography subjects/street scenes; Kodak; domestic work; obtaining work for his domestic’s brother in Chester County; attempts to buy a pony; flood in Washington, DC; rats; preparations for moving to Long Branch [West End, NJ]; house pets

Folder 70/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 12 letters, 1891-1892

To: “friend” [author’s daughter]; John V. Painter

From: Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include:  lost steamer trunk; relationship with domestic workers; house in West

End; burglars; domestic work; daily life; perceived corruption in West Chester

Folder 71/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 12 letters, 1894-1897

To: “friend” [author’s daughter]; “wife” [Belinda (Avery) Painter]; Frank Painter; “cousin”

From: Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include: daily life; domestic servants; courting of author’s domestic; horses, charges of cruelty; mentions strike [Pullman Strike];

Folder 72/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 6 letters, n.d.

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter; “mother”; “father”; John Painter

From: Washington, DC

Folder 73/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 12 letters, 1854-1855

Note: Includes itemized bill of expenses while attending Freeland Seminary

To: “parents”[Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Freeland Seminary, PA; Eaglewood School; Fort Edward Institute

Topics include: school; details of studies; clothes

Folder 74/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 16 letters, 1857-1860

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]; “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: Philadelphia; Chicago;

Topics include: employment in a bank; Paschall Woodward; presidential election (1860); financial troubles

Folder 75/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 13 letters, 1861

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter];

From: Chicago; Camp Sturges, IL Grafton, VA; Beverly, VA; Washington, DC;

Topics include: Civil War; decision to enlist; Sturges Rifle Corps; soldier’s life; General McClellan; brother Albert’s misbehavior and suggestions for discipline

Folder 76/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 25 letters, 1862-1863

To: “brother”; Uriah Hunt Painter; “sister” [Belinda (Avery) Painter]; “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]

From: “camp near Warrenton,” VA; “camp at Wateloo”; Frederick, MD; Aquia Creek, VA; “camp near Falmouth”; “camp near Fairfax”

Topics include: opinion of General McDowell; stock investment; newspaper reporters; soldier’s life; Albert Painter; troop movements

Folder 77/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 26 letters, 1864

To: “parents” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: “Office of Chief Quartermaster”; Culpepper, VA; Baltimore, MD; Cumberland, MD;

Washington, DC; Philadelphia

Topics include: camp activity; corps consolidation; activity of his brothers; financial matters

Folder 78/4/124 – Correspondence

Painter, William, 13 letters, 1865-1881, n.d.

To: “brother” [Uriah Hunt Painter]; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Philadelphia

Topics include: Wm. Painter and Co., Bankers; business; elections (1870); father’s health 

BOX 5

Folder 79/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Helen A., 2 letters, 1891

To: “father”

From: Wales

Folder 80/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Henry, 19 letters, 1866-1870

Note: Includes letter co-written with Mary Vickers [author’s aunt]

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Howard Painter

From: Wilmington; “home” [West Chester]; New York, NY

Topics include: family news 

Folder 81/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Henry, 7 letters, 1871-1885

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC;

Topics include: dispute with his father

Folder 82/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Howard, 22 letters, 1867-July 1869

To: “parents” [Samuel and Ann Painter]; “brother”; Henry Painter; Clarence Painter

From: Haverford College; “steamer Maine; Dresden, Germany; “Pillnitz on the Elbe”

Topics include: request for “penny songs”;  experience at sea; sickness; attending Metallurgical and Mining Academy in Germany; description of Germany; baseball; gift exchange

Folder 83/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Howard, 22 letters, August 1869-December 1869

Note: Includes letter co-written with Frank Painter

To: “father and mother” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Henry Painter; Clarence Painter

From: Munich; Baden Baden, Germany; Prague, Bohemia; Desden; Paris; Berlin;

Topics include: description of travel in Europe; gambling in Baden Baden; Frank Painter; gift exchange; dispute with John Painter; leisure

Folder 84/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Howard, 23 letters, 1870

To: Henry Painter; Clarence Painter; “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; “father”[Samuel M. Painter]

From: Rome; Florence, Italy; Freiberg, Saxson; Wien

Topics include: travel in Europe; “sightseeing”; detailed description of Italy; daily life; war; health

Folder 85/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Howard, 7 letters, 1876-1879, n.d.

To: “father” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Hall Valley, Colorado; Columbus, Nevada; Dresden

Topics include: work for The Hall Valley Silver-Lead Mine and Smelting Company; description of life and work in Nevada; General Thomas Mill and Mining Company; financial investment; Henry Painter

Folder 86/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, J.G., 1 letter, 1864

To: “nephew”

From: “Log Cabin”

Folder 87/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Leila, 6 letters, 1868-1870, 1877, n.d.

To: “grandma” [Ann V. Painter]; “grandfather” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH

Topics include: family news;

Folder 88/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Lester M., 10 letters, 1876-1883

To: “uncle and aunt” [Samuel M. Painter and Ann Painter]; Uriah H. Painter

From: San Francisco, CA; Ogden, UT

Topics include: detailed description of Howard Painter’s sickness and death; Howard

Painter’s activities before his sickness and death; mentions “General Dodge”; request for employment

Folder 89/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Lydia (Farmer), 17 letters, 1861-1871

Note: Wife of John V. Painter

To: “mother” [Ann V. Painter]; Howard Painter; “father” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Cleveland, OH; New York, NY

Topics include: family news and health; Civil War; sanitary fair; her children, Leila and Kenyon Painter

Folder 90/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Mary, 3 letters, 1859, 1878, 1885

To: Uriah Painter; “cousin”; “aunt”

From: Moorestown; San Francisco, CA; [Otsigo, MI]

Folder 91/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Nellie Avery, 7 letters, 1877, 1883-1884, n.d

To: “grandmother” [Ann V. Painter]; “grandpa” [Samuel M. Painter]; “papa” [Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: New York, NY; Saratoga, NY; Watch Hill; Springfield, OH; Mapleton, OH

Topics include: family news; leisure

Folder 92/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Sarah “Saidee” (Brown), 7 letters, 1866-1868

Note: Wife of William Painter

To: “brother”

From: Philadelphia

Topics include: family news; mentions baseball, Athletics

Folder 93/5/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Wm. T., 5 letters, 1865, 1889-1890

To: Uriah Hunt Painter (“cousin”)

From: West Chester; Lenape

Topics include: requests for work/political appointment

Folder 94/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, [?], 1 letters, 1856

To: “Billy”

From: Londonderry

Folder 95/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Aaron, 2 letters, 1866

To: Howard Painter

From: Burlington

Folder 96/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Abby, 5 letters, 1884, 1889, n.d.

Note: includes poems by the author

To: “sister” [Ann V. Painter?]

From: “home”

Folder 97/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Annie, 1 letter, 1865

To: “aunt”

From: Moorestown

Folder 98/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Gertrude A., 3 letters, 1880-1881

To: “Aunt Ann” [Ann V. Painter]

From: [Cincinnati, OH]

Folder 99/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Jesse K., 1 letter, 1865

To: “niece”

From: Colerain

Folder 100/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, John V., 11 letters, 1866-1869

To: Howard Painter;

From: West Chester, PA; Millersville, PA; Oakley Grove

Topics include: school; daily activities; baseball 

Folder 101/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Joseph P., 2 letters, 1881-1883

To: “aunt”

From: Barnesville, MN; Cincinnati, OH 

Folder 102/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, M.H., 1 letter, 1832

To: Ann Vickers

From: Tredyffrin, PA

Folder 103/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Mary P., 1 letter, n.d.

To: “daughter Ann” [Ann V. Painter?]

From: [not specified] 

Folder 104/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Mary, 31 letters, 1861-1889

Note: Includes letters co-written with Abby Vickers

To: “sister” [Ann V. Painter]

From: Wilmington;

Topics include: family news; the troubles of brother Aaron Vickers; Quaker schism

Folder 105/5/124 – Correspondence

Vickers, Sumner P., 2 letters, 1871-1872

To: Clarence Painter; “cousin”

From: Oakley Grove; New York, NY

Folder 106/5/124 – Correspondence

Webster, Jemima M. Vickers, 2 letters, 1881

To: “sister”

From: [not specified]

 

Series II – Painter, personal correspondence

BOX 6

Folder 107/6/124 – Correspondence

“J.N.C.” to “Julia C.”, 12 letters, 1860-1881

Includes the following:

            “J.N.C.”, 2 letters, 1864 (Alexandria, VA) to “Mrs. Painter”; Topics include: Civil War; Abraham Lincoln

            “Carrie”, 2 letters, n.d. (from Newark) to “Willie”

            “Ella”, 1 letter, n.d., to “brother”

            “Hettie”, 5 letters, 1860-1867 (from West Chester) to Howard Painter

            “John”, 1 letter, 1868 (from Philadelphia) to Howard Painter

            “Julia C.”, 1 letter, n.d. to “Linn” [Belinda (Avery) Painter]

 Folder 108/6/124 – Correspondence

Ayer to Bennett, 8 letters, 1855-1876

Includes the following:

            Ayer, Washington, 1 letter, 1876 (from San Francisco) to [Samuel and Ann Painter]; Topics include: death of Howard Painter

            Baker, M.E., 1 letter, n.d., to [not specified]

            Baily, J., 1 letter, 1864 (from Unionville) to Ann V. Painter

            Bartlett, A., 1 letter, 1876 (from Perry Lake County, OH) to “Painter”

            Beard, A.W., 3 letter, 1855 (from Robeson Landing) to “Bill” [William Painter?]

            Bennett, William, 1 letter, 1872 (from Gloucester Gate, Regents Park) to Ann V. Painter

Folder 109/6/124 – Correspondence

Bevill, Camile, 17 letters, 1871-1879

Note: Includes transcript of “A Japanese story told to me by a Japanese”

To: “Mr. Painter” [Samuel M. Painter]

From: Yokohama, Japan; Kenosha, WI; Milwaukee, WI

Topics include: life in Japan; lacquer poison; Joseph Ellwood Painter; Japanese culture; visiting Shiba; Meiji Era Japan; teaching in Wisconsin; torture of a suspected murderer in Japan 

Folder 110/6/124 – Correspondence

Bowen to Cottinger, 23 letters, 1841-1887

Includes the following:

            Bowen, Lillie J., 1 letter, 1872 (from Switzerland) to Mrs. [Ann] Painter; Topics

include: death of Clarence Painter

            Bradford, T. Hewson, 1 letter, 1867 (from West Chester) to Howard Painter;

Topics include: baseball

            Brinton, C. Hill, 2 letters, 1866 (from West Chester) to “friend”; Topics include: baseball

            Bryan, M.A., 1 letter, 1880 (from Yokohama, Japan) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter”

            Cain, Lydia Ann D., 1 letter, 1864 (from Christiana) to “Ann”[Painter]; Topics include: spiritualism

            Cameron, Elizabeth, 1 letter, [?] (from [?]) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter”

            Chalfont, Goodwin, 2 letters, 1854, 1858 (from Deerfield, MA) to William Painter

            Child, Henry T., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to [?]; Topics include: spiritualism

            Claiborne, Chs., 1 letter, 1865 (New Orleans) to Frank V. Painter

           Clark, W.H., 2 letters, 1861, 1878 (from Philadelphia) to “friend P.”

            Clark, Anna S., 1 letter, 1887 (from Philadelphia) to Ann V. Painter

            Clark, J. Nelson, 1 letter, 1876 (from Harrisburg, PA) to Mrs. Samuel Painter

            Cook, J.W., 1 letter, 1863 (from Provost Marshall’s Office, Philadelphia) to “mother” [Ann V. Painter]

            Cook, Rachel E., 2 letters, 1864 (from Mechanicsburg; Dillsburg) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter”; Topics include: care of an “orphan soldier”

            Cooper, Anne, 2 letters, 1887 (from Toughkenamon) to “cousin”

            Cope, E.R., 1 letter, 1841 (from Philadelphia) to Samuel M. Painter

            Cope, H.T., 1 letter, 1874 (from Coleraine, Ireland) to Ann V. Painter

            Cottinger, William, 2 letters, 1855 (from Philadelphia) to William Painter 

Folder 111/6/124 – Correspondence

Courtland to Hartley, 23 letters, 1837-1892

Includes the following:

            Courtland, Joseph, 1 letter, 1853 (from West Haverford) to Samuel Painter

            Darlington, Emily P., 3 letters, 1855 (from West Chester, PA) to “Will” [William Painter]

            Darlington, William, 1 letter, 1837 (from Harrisburg) to Samuel M. Painter

            Davis, Sallie M., 1 letter, 1871 (from Philadelphia) to Harry [Painter]

            Derry, William R., 3 letters, 1877-1878 (from San Francisco, CA) to Samuel M. Painter

            Dillingham, W., 2 letters, 1838 (from Harrisburg) to Samuel M. Painter

            Evans, Jesse, 1 letter, 1843 (from [?]) to Samuel M. Painter

            G_____, Charles, 2 letters, [1878] (from Denver, CO) to “Painter”

            Hall, J.W., 2 letters, 1875 (from Hall Valley Park, CO) to Howard Painter; Topics include: “lode claims”

            Hall, Thomas H., 1 letter, 1855 (from West Chester) to Samuel M. Painter

            Harding, J. Horace, 5 letters, 1885, 1892 (from Philadelphia) to Uriah Hunt Painter; Topics include: Pennsylvania politics (1892); Matthew Quay

            Hartley, John M., 1 letter, 1868 (from Philadelphia) to Howard Painter

Folder 112/6/124 – Correspondence

Hickman, L.M., 6 letters, 1871-1872

To: Clarence Painter

From: West Chester; West Philadelphia

Topics include: school; daily activities; West Chester Normal School; schoolmates; mentions Cuban classmate; courtship

Folder 113/6/124 – Correspondence

Holden to Hunt, 4 letters, 1840-1864

Includes the following:

            Holden, L.S., 2 letters, 1864 (from Wilkes Barre, PA) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter]”

            Holman, William W., 1 letter, 1855 (from Chester Springs) to “Bill”

            Hunt, Uriah, 1 letter, 1840 (from Philadelphia) to Samuel M. Painter

Folder 113A/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Agnes E., 2 letters, 1879

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: seeking employment

Folder 114/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Emma A., 21 letters, 1860-1862

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: New Castle; West Chester, PA

Topics include: politics; Civil War

Folder 115/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Emma A., 20 letters, 1863

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: Civil War; news from West Chester; death and funerals of local citizens; telegraph business

Folder 116/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Emma A., 28 letters, 1864

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: search for office space in West Chester; telegraph business

Folder 117/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Emma A., 19 letters, 1 clipping, 1865

To: Uriah H. Painter

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: property rental; telegraph business; Civil War; death of John Hunter in a Confederate prison camp

Folder 118/6/124 – Correspondence

Hunter, Emma A., 9 letters, n.d.

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester

Folder 119/6/124 – Correspondence

Jackson to James, 9 letters

Includes the following:

            Jackson, Ann, 1 letter, 1870 (from West Chester) to Samuel M. Painter

            Jacobs, H.H., 2 letters, 1867 (from “Laurenceville”) to Howard Painter

            James, H., 3 letters, 1868, 1876-1878 (from Wilmington, DE) to Samuel M. Painter

            James, Abraham, 3 letters, 1864-1865, 1873 (from Chicago) to “friend”

Folder 120/6/124 – Correspondence

James, Francis, 8 letters, 1839-1843

To: Samuel M. Painter

From: West Chester; Washington, DC;

Topics include: election/politics (1840)

Folder 121/6/124 – Correspondence

Johnson to Mangum, 19 letters, 1855-1885

Includes the following:

            Johnson, S., 1 letter, 1885 (from Kennett Square) to “friend”

            Justice, Henry, 2 letter, 1872 (from London; Liverpool) to Clarence Painter

            Kase, James D., 2 letters, 1884 (from Danville) to Ann V. Painter

            Larkin, Mordecai, 5 letters, 1858-1859 (from Guthriesville, PA) to Ann V. Painter; Topics include: spiritualism      

            Leopold, C. Brown, 1 letter, 1855 (from Freeland Seminary) to William Painter

            Lucas, Elizabeth, 1 letter, 1873 (from Bancroft, [?]) to Ann V. Painter

            Mangum, Fannie, 4 letters, 1878 (from U.S. Consulate, Nagasaki, Japan) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter”; Topics include: death of Joseph Ellwood Painter       

            Mangum, Willie T., 3 letters, 1878 (from U.S. Consulater, Nagasaki, Japan) to Uriah Hunt Painter; Topics include: death of Joseph Ellwood Painter

Folder 122/6/124 – Correspondence

Mann, Horace, 1 letter, 1853

To: Samuel M. Painter

From: Washington, DC
Topics include: Antioch College

Folder 123/6/124 – Correspondence

Marshall to Morris, 10 letters, 1843-1888

Topics include:

            Marshall, [?], 1 letter, 1843 (from East Marlborough) to Samuel M. Painter

            Marshall, J.T., 1 letter, [1862] (from Leavenworth, KS) to “cousin”; Topics include: trip out west

            McFarland, D.W., 1 letter, 1888 (from West Chester) to “Elise”[Painter]

            McNulty, J.M., 1 letter, 1876 (from San Francisco, CA) to [?]; Topics include: death of Howard Painter

            Miller, N.E., 1 letter, n.d. (from [?]) to Samuel Painter

            Miller, Charlie R., 2 letters, 1872 (West Chester) to Clarence Painter

            Moffat, W.B., 1 letter, n.d. (from [?]) to Samuel M. Painter

            Moore, W.H., 1 letter, 1872 (from Philadelphia) to Clarence Painter

            Morris, Morten, 1 letter, n.d. (from Westtown) to William Painter

Folder 124/6/124 – Correspondence

Mott, James, 1 letter, 1850

To: “esteemed friend”

From: Anti Slavery Office, Philadelphia

Folder 125/6/124 – Correspondence

Nelson, H.C., 1 letter, 1872

To: “Mr. Painter”

From: U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

Folder 126/6/124 – Correspondence

Oberholtzer, Sara Louisa, 8 letters, 1881-1890

Note: Includes printed announcement for book of poetry titled “Come For Arbutus and Other Wild Bloom” by S.L. Oberholtzer

To: “Aunt” [Ann V. Vickers]

From: Cambria, PA; Longport, NJ; Norristown, PA

Topics include: family news

Folder 127/6/124 – Correspondence

Passmore to Price, 11 letters

Includes the following:

            Passmore, H., 1 letter, 1885 (from [?]) to Ann V. Painter

            Pennypacker, Charles H., 2 letters, 1870 (from West Chester, PA) to Samuel M. Painter; Topics include: politics/election

            Pope, J. Foster, 2 letters, 1855 (from Harrison Square) to William Painter

            Powell, C.S., 4 letters, 1863-1864 (from Camp Edward Hill, VA; Edsalls Station, VA) to “Mother Painter” [Ann V. Painter]; Topics include: Civil War

            Powell, Sarah, 1 letter, 1861 (from New Cumberland) to Ann V. Painter

            Price, Isiah, 1 letter, 1863 (from Provost Marshall’s Office, [?]) to Ann V. Painter

Folder 128/6/124 – Correspondence

Richey, Isaac, 14 letters, 1867-1868

To: Howard Painter

From: [Lawrenceville]; Trenton, NJ

Topics include: school 

Folder 129/6/124 – Correspondence

Robinson to Snead, 10 letters, 1844-1882

Includes the following:

            Robinson, [?], 1 letter, 1844 (from Churchtown, Lancaster County, PA) to Samuel M. Painter

            Scot, John A., 3 letters, 1876-1877 (from Norristown, PA) to Ann V. Painter; Topics include: marital problems; divorce; infidelity

            Seward, [?], 1 letter, n.d. (from [?]) to “Mr. Painter”

            Sharpless, W.P., 1 letter, 1842 (from Philadelphia) to [Uriah Hunt Painter]

            Sherman, C., 1 letter, n.d. (from [?]) to “Mrs. Painter”

            Smedley, M.E., 1 letter, 1884 (from Denver, CO) to “Aunt Ann”[V. Painter]

            Snead, Jennie, 2 letters, 1872 (from Newtonville; Denver, CO) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter" 

Folder 130/6/124 – Correspondence

Sprogle, Olive, 10 letters, 1873-1877

To: “Mr. Painter”; Howard Painter 

From: Grein, Austria; Chicago, IL

Topics include: courtship; manners; parties; request to destroy her letters after the death of Howard Painter

Folder 131/6/124 – Correspondence

Stock to Welch, 12 letters, 1860-1872

Includes the following:

            Stock, W.E., 4 letters, 1864 (from Mechanicsburg) to “Mother”, Ann V. Painter;

Topics include: Civil War; Cumberland Guards

            Thomas, Charles Y., 2 letters, 1868 (from Baltimore) to Howard Painter

            Thompson, W.H., 1 letter, 1872 (from West Chester) to Clarence Painter

            Trimble, Sarah, 1 letter, 1872 (from Camden, NJ) to “niece”

            Walker, Phebe, 2 letters, 1860 (from New Haven) to “Mrs. [Ann] Painter”

            Walker, William W., 1 letter, 1844 (from Philadelphia) to Samuel M. Painter

            Welch, Ellen, 1 letter, 1868 (from Ellicott City, MD) to “Mrs. Painter”

            Welch, John, 1 letter, 1864 (from [Loags Corner]) to Samuel M. Painter 

Folder 132/6/124 – Correspondence

Weld, A.[ngelina], 1 letter, n.d.

To: Samuel M. Painter

From: [Perth Amboy, NJ]

Folder 133/6/124 – Correspondence

Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1 letter, 1860

To: Samuel M. Painter

From: Eaglewood, Perth Amboy, NJ

Topics include: Joseph Ellwood Painter

Folder 134/6/124 – Correspondence

Wellman to Winslow, 10 letters

Include the following:

            Wellman, Austin, 2 letters, 1863 (from Elys Ford, MD; Gainsville, VA) to “Mrs. Painter”, Henry Painter; Topics include: troop activity, Civil War

            White, Anna Bradley, 1 letter, 1887 (from [?]) to “Mrs. Painter”

            Wilhelm, Alcinda, 1 letter, 1864 (from Marietta, PA) to Ann V. Painter

            Williams, Addie, 2 letters, 1855, 1858 (from Mansfield, OH ) to “brother”, Uriah Hunt Painter

            Wilson, Jane T., 1 letter, 1877 (from West Chester) to Samuel M. Painter

            Winslow, C.F., 1 letter, 1873 (from Salt Lake City) to Samuel M. Painter

            Winslow, Randolph, 2 letters, 1868 (from Baltimore) to Howard Painter 

Folder 135/6/124 – Correspondence

Wollerton, Z.C., 6 letters, 1852-1855

To: Samuel M. Painter; William Painter

From: Beaver, PA; Philadelphia; West Chester

Topics include: selling maps; map business; family news 

Folder 136/6/124 – Correspondence

Woodworth, W.W., 1 letter, 1862

To: “friend and brother”

From: Plymouth, MA

 

Series III – Painter, correspondence by subject/

non-correspondence

Box 7

Folder 137/7/124 – Correspondence

Character references for Samuel M. Painter, 17 letters, 1870

Note: Letters related to Samuel M. Painter’s position as Notary Public of Chester County sent to Pennsylvania Governor John W. Geary; includes list and occupation of authors

Includes letters from the following:

            Apple, William

            Augee, Samuel

            Barber, W.E.

            Bull, James H.

            Christman, E.L.

            Christman, W.D.

            Clark, John

            Cornwell, R.J.

            Darlington, William B.

            Davis, Rees

            Downing, George W.

            Evans and Paiste

            Fairlamb, Charles

            Fitzsimmons, George

            Futhey, J. Smith

            Green, Jesse C.

            Haines, E.D.

            Haines, John J.

            Haldeman, R.J.

            Harding, William W.

            Harlan, Thomas W.

            Hibberd, Walter

            Hoopes, Edward

            Hoopes, Robert F.

            Hooton, Frank C.

            J.J. Smith and Bro.

            Jefferis, W.W.

            Lear, C.B.

            Leonard, J.E.

            Levis, Lewis

            Lewis, D.W. Clinton

            Lewis, Joseph J.

            Lewis, Joseph J.

            Marshall, Thomas W.

            McFarland, D.M.

            Meredith, T. Darlington

            Morgan, Gheen

            Morgan, William

            Parker, J.J.

            Pennypacker, C.H.

            Phipps, Elisha

            Reid, A.P.

            Sharpless, Henry

            Sharpless, Philip

            Shields, Lewis W.

            Smith, J. Curtis

            Snare, S.G.

            Swaynes, W.M.

            Townsend, W.

            Travilla, Maurice R.

            Travilla, Thos. C.

            Valentine, C.M.

            Whitehead, P.F.

            Whitehead, William

            Worrall, George F.           

Folder 137A/7/124 – Correspondence

Character references for Samuel M. Painter, 22 letters, 1870

Note: Letters related to Samuel M. Painter’s position as Notary Public of Chester County sent to Pennsylvania Governor John W. Geary

Includes letters from the following: [see list under folder 137]

Folder 137B/7/124 – Correspondence

Character references for Samuel M. Painter, 21 letters, 1870

Note: Letters related to Samuel M. Painter’s position as Notary Public of Chester County sent to Pennsylvania Governor John W. Geary

Includes letters from the following: [see list under folder 137]

Folder 138/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from J.B. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 17 letters, 1862-1865

Folder 138A/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from George Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 4 letters, 1862, 1864

Folder 138B/7/124 – Correspondence 

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 13 letters, 1861

Folder 138C/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 12 letters, 1862

Folder 138D/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 15 letters, 1863

Folder 138E/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 22 letters, 1864

Folder 138F/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 18 letters, 1865

Folder 138G/7/124 – Correspondence

Civil War era telegrams and letters from William W. Harding of the Philadelphia Inquirer to Uriah Hunt Painter, 10 letters, n.d.

Folder 139/7/124

Death of Joseph Ellwood Painter, 9 items, 1878

Note: Includes telegrams, a receipt for casket, inventory of property

Folder 140/7/124

School papers, 15 items, 1853, 1858, 1867

Note: Includes report cards, bills/receipts and written assignments of the Howard

Painter, John Painter and Elise Painter from Haverford College, Eagleswood School and Girls School in Washington, DC.

Folder 141/7/124

Service papers of Joseph Ellwood Painter, 25 items, 1871-1885

Note: Includes official orders and correspondence from the Navy

Folder 142/7/124 – Calling cards/invitations

Folder 143/7/124 – Sketches

Note: Sent to Ellwood Painter from “Maddie”

Folder 144/7/124 – Telegrams

Folder 145/7/124 – Tax Assessment

Note:  Document related to the property of Uriah Hunt Painter, [c. 1890s]

Folder 146/7/124 – General Order

Note: War Department order number 83 related to the modification of fort and battery names, 1863

 

Series IV – William Painter, business correspondence

Box 8

Folder 147/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 14 letters, 1 clipping, 1881-1882

Note: Includes newspaper clipping

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 148/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 7 letters, 1881

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; Adams Express Company; telegraph lines construction

Folder 149/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 7 letters, 1881

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; Adams Express Company; telegraph lines construction

Folder 150/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 8 letters, 1881

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; Adams Express Company; telegraph lines construction

Folder 151/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 14 letters, 1 clipping, 1882

Note: Includes newspaper clipping

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 152/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 10 letters, 1883

To: William Painter

From: Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 153/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 16 letters, 1883

To: William Painter; John Bates

From: Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Princess Anne, MD; Berlin, MD;

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 154/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 18 letters, 1883

To: William Painter; John Bates

From: Pocomoke City, MD; Berlin, MD; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: railroad construction; Peninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 155/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 3 letters, 2 clippings, 1884

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: railroad construction; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 156/8/124

Business correspondence of John Bates, 27 items, 1881-1883

Note: Hand copied extracts

To: William Painter

From: Pocomoke City, MD; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: railroad construction; New York, Pennsylvania and Norfolk Railroad; Penninsula Railroad Company; railroad companies; telegraph lines construction

Folder 157/8/124

Business correspondence of E.W. Goerke, 15 letters, 1881-1884

To: William Painter

From: Pokomoke, MD; Eastville, VA; Columbia, PA; Temperancville, VA

Topics include; Penninsula Railroad Company; New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad; railroad construction; labor

Folder 158/8/124

General business correspondence, 26 letters, 1880

To: William Painter

Folder 159/8/124

General business correspondence, 11 letters, 1881-1884

To: William Painter

 

Series V – Uriah Hunt Painter, business correspondence, 1882-1903

BOX 9

Folder 160/9/124

Letter book for Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber Business, [1893-1902]

Note: Includes accounting and customer/vendor lists.  Contains approximately 300 letters

Folder 161/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 19 letters, 1882, 1888

From: West Chester, Pa; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; financial matters

Folder 162/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 22 letters, January 1889-May 1889

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA;

financial matters

Folder 163/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 22 letters, June 1889-August 1889

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA

Folder 164/9/124

Business correspondence of Malin Lear, 13 letters, September 1889-October 1889

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include:Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA 

Folder 165/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 8 letters, August 1890-November 1890

From: West End, NJ; West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA

Folder 166/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 31 letters, December 1890

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA

Folder 167/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 3 letters, 1891

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; potatoes

Folder 168/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 39 letters, January 1892

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; renovation of Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House

Folder 169/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 40 letters, 1 clipping, February 1892

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA;

Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House 

Folder 170/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 39 letters, April 1894-June 1894

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; Malin Lear’s bank account; rental properties; building renovation/construction at Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House 

Folder 171/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear 25 letters, July 1894-October 1894

From: West Chester, PA; West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; performances and management of Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House; dispute over business operations in West Chester

Folder 172/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 17 letters, 1895-1896

From: West Chester, PA; West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; performances and management of Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House

Folder 173/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 38 letters, January 1894

From: West Chester, PA; West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; temperature and weather reports; court case involving rent collection

Folder 174/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, 25 letters, February 1897-July 1897

From: West Chester, PA;; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA; performances and management of Horticultural Hall/West Chester Opera House; Vitascope show, complaints of immorality

Folder 175/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Mrs. Malin Lear, 9 letters, 1898

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Malin Lear’s sickness and financial hardship; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber business in West Chester, PA

Folder 176/9/124 – Court document

Uriah Hunt Painter vs. Malin Lear, 1900

Folder 177/9/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and Malin Lear, n.d.

From: West Chester, PA; Philadelphia, PA

BOX 10 

Folder 178/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 10 letters, 1865-1888

Note: Includes handwritten and typed copy of mortgage: “John M. Shepherd to William Steele” (1880)

From: West Chester, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: road construction; land sales

Folder 179/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 22 letters, January 1889-March 1889

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: rental properties; political appointments; property/land sales; West Chester post office

Folder 180/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 10 letters, May 1889-August 1889

Note: Includes letter sent to R.W. Haines, “Act’g. Assistant Att’y. General, Post Office Department”

From: West Chester, Pa; Washington, DC

Topics include: leasing property to the United States post office in West Chester

Folder 181/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 16 letters 1890

Note: Includes a handwritten copy of a deed to Edward Whiten

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL

Topics include: Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business; financial matters; property management; life insurance

Folder 182/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 6 letters, 1891

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA; Chicago, IL

Topics include: property/land sales in West Chester; stock sales; life insurance

Folder 183/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 16 letters, January 1892

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: property sales; rental properties

Folder 184/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 10 letters, 1892-1893

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: financial matters

Folder 185/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 20 letters, 1894

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: health of Mrs. McFarland; court case regarding land/property dispute (alley); railroad crossings

Folder 186/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 35 letters, 1895

Note: Includes a bill for Francis J. Painter’s life insurance.  Includes a summons to appear before the Justice of the Peace issued for Uriah H. Painter.

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: post office boxes; court case regarding land/property dispute (alley); life insurance; court case regarding debt claimed against U.H. Painter

Folder 187/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 40 letters, 1895

Note: Includes letters from A.B. Roecker regarding employment

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: sale of post office boxes; political appointments; financial matters; local elections; Assembly Building sale; Opera House

Folder 188/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland 25 letters, June 1896-August 1896

Note: Includes letter from Francis Painter

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include: lifestyle choices of Francis Painter; financial matters; concern for the health of David McFarland; Sheriff’s sales

Folder 189/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 17 letters, September 1896-October 1896

From: West End, NJ; West Chester, PA

Topics include: mercantile tax; fishing; financial matters; life insurance for Francis J. Painter

Folder 190/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 25 letters, January 1897-March 1897

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA; [?], South Carolina

Topics include: property investment; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business; court case regarding land/property dispute (alley); grape business; lobbying in Washington; local politics; William Painter’s [UHP’s cousin] poor treatment of horses

Folder 191/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 28 letters, April 1897-September 1897

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: grape business; lobbying in Washington; Francis Painter; financial matters

Folder 192/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 36 letters, October 1897-November 1897

Note: Includes letters between Francis J. Painter and Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: dispute between Francis and Uriah Painter over the family home in West Chester; financial matters

Folder 193/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 9 letters, December 1897

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: property sales

Folder 194/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 21 letters, January 1898-February 1898

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Francis Painter in Europe; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business; grape preservation

Folder 195/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 23 clippings, 2 clipping, March 1898-April 1898

Note: Includes promissory notes issued for Uriah Hunt Painter, National Bank of Chester County. Includes obituary for Mrs. Mary M. McFarland

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: financial matters; Francis Painter’s troubles; property rentals; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business

Folder 196/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 16 letters, May 1898-June 1898

Note: Includes promissory notes issued by National Bank of Chester County. From Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: soldiers preparing for war in Cuba [Spanish-American War]

Folder 197/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 23 letters, July 1898-October 1898

Note: Includes letter from Mrs. Malin Lear.

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: rental properties; local politics; dismissal of Malin Lear; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business; property sales

Folder 198/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 9 letters, November 1898-December 1898

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: rental properties

Folder 199/10/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and David McFarland, 33 letters, 1899

Note: Includes court documents regarding a judgment for Uriah Painter and his daughter Ellen

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: financial matters; Uriah H. Painter’s Ice and Timber Business; rental properties; fire escape

Box 11

Folder 200/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith/Malin Lear/Uriah Hunt Painter, 24 letters, 1888-1890

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; financial matters 

Folder 201/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith/Malin Lear/Uriah Hunt Painter, 43 letters, 1891-1894

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA; West End, NJ

Topics include: West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; employees/customer complaints; property value

Folder 202/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 36 letters, 1896

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; financial matters

Folder 203/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 41 letters, January 1897-March 1897

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA;

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall

Folder 204/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 32 letters, April 1897-May 1897

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; complaints regarding African American employees

Folder 205/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 30 letters, June 1897-July 1897

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall

Folder 206/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 29 letters, August 1897-October 1897

From: West Chester, PA; West End, NJ

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall

Folder 207/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 35 letters, November 1897-December 1897

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC;

Topics include: management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; financial matters

Folder 208/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 27 letters, January 1898-February 1898

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; financial matters; minstrels

Folder 209/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 40 letters, March 1898-September 1898

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; complaints regarding African American employees

Folder 210/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 20 letters, October 1898-November 1898

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; financial matters

Folder 211/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 23 letters, December 1898

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; Malin Lear; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall

Folder 212/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 19 letters, January 1899

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall; Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business

Folder 213/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 28 letters, February 1899-March 1899

Note: Includes letterhead with interior photograph of the West Chester Opera House with printed details about the theater

From: Washington, DC; West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; management of West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall 

Folder 214/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter, 26 letters, April 1899-May 1899

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business

Folder 215/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and Uriah Hunt Painter 25 letters, January 1900-June 1900

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business

Folder 216/11/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith/J.W. Cunningham 17 letters, November 1900

Note: Includes documents and letters related to the death of Uriah Hunt Painter; Includes an inventory related to the UHP’s ice business

From: West Chester, PA; Philadelphia; Washington, DC

Topics include: financial matters

Box 12

Folder 217/12/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and M.C. Griffith, 32 letters, June 1899-July 1899

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; purchase of new delivery wagons 

Folder 218/12/124

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and M.C. Griffith, 26 letters, 1 clipping, August 1899

Note: Includes “List of stands” in West Chester

From: West Chester, PA; West End, NJ

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; West Chester Opera House

Folder 219/12/124 

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter and M.C. Griffith, 27 letters, December 1899-October 1899

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s Ice and Timber business; West Chester Opera House

Folder 220/12/124 

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 26 letters, December 1900

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: financial matters 

Folder 221/12/124 

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 28 letters, January 1901

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: financial matters; ice and timber business

Folder 222/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 25 letters, February 1901-March 1901

Note: Includes form “Return for Retail Mercantile License Tax” (Pennsylvania)

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY; Hot Springs, Va

Topics include: financial matters; ice and timber business 

Folder 223/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 23 letters, April 1901

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: West Chester Opera House; ice and timber business; financial matters

Folder 224/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 18 letters, May 1901

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: ice and timber business; financial matters

Folder 225/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 13 letters, June 1901

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: financial matters; ice and timber business

Folder 226/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J.W. Cunningham, 11 letters, July 1901

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: ice and timber business; financial matters

Folder 227/12/124

Business correspondence between M.C. Griffith and J. W. Cunningham, 20 letters, September 1901-December 1901

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: ice and timber business; financial matters

Folder 228/12/124

Business correspondence of L.P. Ash and J.R. Ash, 21 letters, 1886-1897

To: Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West Chester, PA; Washington, DC; St. Louis, MO

Topics include: telegraph business; financial matters 

Folder 229/12/124 

Business correspondence between Uriah Hunt Painter/E.R. Griffith/W.H. Griffith, 8 letters, 1894

From: West Chester, PA;

Topics include: West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall

Folder 230/12/124 

Miscellaneous business correspondence, Uriah Hunt Painter, 12 letters

Folder 230A/12/124

Miscellaneous business correspondence, Uriah Hunt Painter, 14 letters

Folder 230B/12/124

Miscellaneous business correspondence, Uriah Hunt Painter, 20 letters 

Folder 230C/12/124

Miscellaneous business correspondence, Painter family, 20 letters, envelopes

Folder 231/12/124

Miscellaneous, Uriah Hunt Painter, Box 13

Folder 232/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 15 letters, 3 clippings, 1879, 1894-1896, n.d.

Note: Includes various clippings.  Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 233/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 23 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press materials and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

 Folder 234/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 19 letters, 1895

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter, newspaper

clippings, contracts

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 235/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 17 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press material and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 236/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 15 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press material, newspaper clippings, and copies of outgoing

correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 237/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 16 letters, 1895

Note: Includes program and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 238/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 29 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press material and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 239/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 12 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press materials and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 240/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 23 letters, 1895

Note: Includes a contract and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 241/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 11 letters, 1895

Note: Includes newspaper clippings, press materials and copies of outgoing

correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 242/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 17 letters, 1895

Note: Includes contract, press materials and copies of outgoing correspondence of

Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 243/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 15 letters, 1895

Note: Includes newspaper clippings, and press materials and copies of outgoing

correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 244/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 21 letters, 1895

Note: Includes contract and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 245/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 12 letters, 1895

Note: Includes theater program and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 246/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, 1895

Note: Includes program from the Kensington Theatre and copies of outgoing

correspondence of Frank J. Painter

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 247/13/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 13 letters, 1895

Note: Includes press materials and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Box 14

Folder 248/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 13 letters, 1896

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 249/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 8 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press materials and the outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 250/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 16 letters, 1896

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 251/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, 1896

Note: Includes contracts and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 252/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 22 letters, 1896

Note: Includes news paper clippings and outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 253/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 19 letters, 1896

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 254/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, 1896

Note: Includes newspaper clippings, press materials and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 255/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 17 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press material, newspaper clippings and outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 256/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, 1896

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 257/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 19 letters, 1896

Note: Includes newspaper clippings and outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

 

Folder 258/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall,              15 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press materials, newspaper clippings and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 259/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 21 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press materials and outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 260/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 29 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press materials, newspaper clippings and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 261/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 20 letters, 1896

Note: Includes contract, newspaper clippings, press materials and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 262/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 13 letters, 1896

Note: Includes press materials, newspaper clippings and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance; Uncle Tom’s Cabin Co. 

Folder 263/14/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 14 letters, 1896

Note: Includes newspaper clippings, press materials and copies of outgoing correspondence of Frank J. Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Box 15

Folder 264/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 20 letters, 1899

Note: Includes press materials and outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 265/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 15 letters, 1899

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 266/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 21 letters, 1899

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 267/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 11 letters, 1899

Note: Includes clippings, promotional materials and copies of outgoing correspondence

of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 268/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 16 letters, 1899

Note: Includes press materials and outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 269/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 13 letters, 1900

Note: Includes press materials and outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance 

Folder 270/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 11 letters, 1900

Note: Includes promotional material, clippings, and outgoing correspondence of Uriah

Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 271/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 28 letters, 1900

Note: Includes contracts and copies of outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 272/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 20 letters, 1900

Note: Includes press materials and outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Folder 273/15/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 19 letters, 1900

Note: Includes copies of outgoing correspondence of Uriah Hunt Painter.

Topics include: booking and performance

Box 16

Folder 274/16/124

Business records, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 1885

Topics include: itemized budgets; receipts; related financial material 

Folder 275/16/124

Business records, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 2 items, 1880, 1895

Topics include: legal documents

Folder 276/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, 1880-1895

Topics include: purchasing; financial matters; theater chairs 

Folder 277/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 14 letters, June 1891, September 1891-November 1891

Topics include: purchasing 

Folder 278/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 24 letters, 1892

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material for theater chairs

Topics include: purchasing

Folder 279/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 40 letters/telegrams, 1892

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; expenses for a trip from West Chester to Kansas City 

Folder 280/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 7 letters, November 1891-December 1891

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; Dayton Church and Opera Chair Company 

Folder 281/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 6 letters, August 1891

Topics include: purchasing; Northampton Opera House

Folder 282/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 23 letters, August 1891-November 1891

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; Novelty Theatre 

Folder 283/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 11 letters, November 1891-December 1891, February 1892

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material for theater chairs

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; Grand Rapids School Furniture Company

Folder 284/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 14 letters, 1892-1895

Note: Includes bank drafts and receipts

Topics include: purchasing; J.R. Clancy, Theatrical Stage Hardware 

Folder 285/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, January 1892-February 1892

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material; receipts

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; C.B, Demarest & Co. Seating

Folder 286/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 18 letters, May 1891-November 1891

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; C.B, Demarest & Co. Seating; Richmond

Church Furniture Company 

Folder 287/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 20 letters, December 1891

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; C.B, Demarest & Co. Seating; Richmond

Church Furniture Company

Folder 288/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 28 letters, 1891-1892

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; American Seat and Desk Company 

Folder 289/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 16 letters, 1891-1892

Note: Includes advertising and promotional material

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; A.H. Andrews Co.

Folder 290/16/124

Business correspondence, West Chester Opera House/Horticultural Hall, 14 letters, 1892

Topics include: purchasing theater chairs; A.H. Andrews Co. 

BOX 17

Folder 291/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 17 letters, 1900

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: Uriah Hunt Painter’s estate; transfer of property to J.W. Cunningham

Folder 292/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 38 letters, January 1901-May 1901

Note: Includes list of insured properties with value owned by J.W. Cunningham [formerly

owned by Uriah Hunt Painter]

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate and rental properties in West Chester; insurance

Folder 293/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 39 letters, June 1901-December 1901

Note: Includes “U.H. Painter estate assessment”; list of rental properties and amount collected 

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: financial management; real estate and rental properties in West Chester

Folder 294/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 34 letters, January 1902-May 1902

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate and rental properties in West Chester; insurance 

Folder 295/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 52 letters, June 1902-December 1902

From: West Chester, PA

Topics include: real estate in West Chester; property management

Folder 296/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 33 letters, January 1903-March 1903

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate in West Chester; property management

Folder 297/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 25 letters, April 1903-May 1903

Note: Includes list of “Rents received” and “Bills paid”

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate in West Chester; property management; controversy over alley property; financial management

Folder 298/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 30 letters, June 1903-September 1903

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate in West Chester; property management

Folder 299/17/124

Business correspondence of McFarland & Haines/J.W. Cunningham, 26 letters, October 1903-December 1903

From: West Chester, PA; New York, NY

Topics include: real estate in West Chester; property management

 

Series VI – Samuel M. Painter business correspondence

Folder 300/17/124

Business correspondence sent to Samuel M. Painter, 23 letters, 1840-1844, 1850-1859, 1870-1879

From: Harrisburg; Philadelphia; Midway; Columbia; Shaghai, China; San Francisco

 

Series VII – Belinda (Avery) Painter/Avery family

correspondence, 1851-1900 

Box 18

Folder 301/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Belinda Esther (Buckingham), 17 letters, 1863

Note: Author is the second wife of Curtis Lord Avery father of Belinda (Avery) Painter

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Mansfield, OH; Springfield

Topics include: family news and health; Civil War

Folder 302/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Belinda Esther (Buckingham), 6 letters, 1864, 1872, 1880

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Mansfield, OH; “Mapleton”

Topics include: family news and health; Civil War; daily activity

Folder 303/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Curtis Lord, 1 letters, 1867

To: “daughter”

From: Springfield, OH

Folder 304/18/124 – Correspondence  

Avery, Ellen, 12 letters, 1860-1863

Note: Includes swatch of cloth

To: “sister”; Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Springfield, OH

Topics include: boarding school; daily activities; family news; social life 

Folder 305/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Ellen, 9 letters, 1864-1865, 1880

To: “sister”; Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Springfield, OH; Mansfield, OH; “Mapleton”

Topics include: family news; social life; daily activities

Folder 306/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Mary (Tracy), 13 letters, 1862-1864

Note: Wife of Rufus Avery

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Mansfield, OH; Springfield, OH; Philadelphia, PA

Topics include: family news

Folder 307/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Rufus, 11 letters, 1857-1860

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter   

From: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; Mansfield, OH

Topics include: school; daily activity; concerns for the future 

Folder 308/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Rufus, 13 letters, 1862-1864

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Mansfield, OH; [Washington, DC]

Topics include: social life; family news; Civil War

Folder 309/18/124 – Correspondence

Avery, Sarah (Buckingham), 6 letters, 1859-1864, 1887

Note: Stepmother to Belinda Painter

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter; “Elise”[Painter]

From: Mansfield, OH

Topics include: family news and health; news about Mansfield 

Folder 310/18/124 – Correspondence

Ayers to Grant, 16 letters

Includes the following:

            Ayers, Hettie, 3 letters, 1863 (from Shelby) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Blaine, Harriet, 1 letter, n.d. to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Bowen, Lillie, 2 letter, 1864 (from Brooklyn) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Bowman, Sarah R., 1 letter, 1902 (from West Chester) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Buckingham, Elise W., 1 letter, 1880 (from Zanesville, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Chase, H.L., 1 letter, 1880 (from Cambridge) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Coffey, Mary, 1 letter, n.d. to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Cook, Rae E., 1 letter, 1866 (from West Chester) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Drury, Ell., 1 letter, n.d. to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Foster, Virginia, 1 letter, n.d. (from New York) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Frye, Caroline, 1 letter, n.d. to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Garfield, Lucretia R., 1 letter, 1880 to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Grant, Laura, 1 letter, n.d. (Enfield) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

Folder 311/18/124 – Correspondence

Guthrie, C.B., 9 letters, 1860-1864

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Putnam, OH

Topics include: social life; Hawthorne’s Marble Faun; mentions studying law

Folder 312/18/124 – Correspondence

Guthrie, Charlie, 12 letters, 1856-1858

To: Belinda (Avery) Painter

From: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; Buffalo, NY

Topics include: school; daily activities; travel; leisure; thoughts on marriage

Folder 313/18/124 – Correspondence

Guthrie to Painter, 10 letters

Topics include:

            Guthrie, Lillie, 1 letter, 1864 (from Oaklands) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Harding, J.B., 1 letter, n.d.

            Heale, L.C., 1 letter, 1880 (from Cleveland) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Holden, Kate, 1 letter, 1880 (from New York) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Jameson, Amelia, 2 letter, 1862, 1864 (from Mansfield, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Jaques, Will, 1 letter, 1863 (from “Gen[eral] Burnsides Headquarters”) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

             Knight, Sallie, 1 letter, 1900 (from Milford) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Nichols, Sallie, 1 letter, 1880 (from New York) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Painter, John E.C., 1 letter, n.d.

Folder 314/18/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 23 letters, 1851, 1862-1868

To: “father”[Curtis Lord Avery]; “mother” [Belinda Esther (Buckingham) Avery]; Uriah

Hunt Painter; Howard Painter

From: Mansfield, OH; Washington, DC;

Topics include: Civil War; family news and health; letters of affection to her husband; the Sherman family; dancing

Folder 315/18/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 28 letters, 1884-1891, n.d.

To: Uriah Hunt Painter; “mother” [Belinda Esther (Buckingham) Avery]

From: London; Kent; Wales; Liverpool; Inverness; Edinburgh; “Steamship Grenadier”

Topics include: travel in Europe with her daughters; letters of affection to her husband; family news. 

Folder 316/18/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Nellie A., 2 letters, n.d.

To: “mamma” [Belinda (Avery) Painter)

From: Watch Hill, RI; Mansfield, OH

Folder 317/18/124 – Correspondence

Pinkerton to Worrall, 18 letters

Topics include:

            Pinkerton, Fanny Bell, 1 letter, 1880 (from Derry) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Platt, Ellen, 2 letters, 1880 (from Mansfield, OH; New York) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Reed, Marianna, 1 letter, n.d. (from Albany) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Reese, A.E., 1 letter, 1880 to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Russell, Florence H., 1 letter, 1880 (from Cleveland) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Sexton, Cara, 1 letter, n.d.

            Smith, S.A., 1 letter, 1864 (from “Welling”) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Sturges, ___, 1 letter, 1863 (from Mansfield, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Tucker, Frances, 1 letter, 1900 (from Geneva, NY) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”

            Van Vechten, E.M., 1 letter, n.d.

            Waite, L., 1 letter, n.d. (from Zainesville, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Way, E.R., 1 letter, 1900 (from Mansfield, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Whiten, Lizzie, 1 letter, 1880 (from “Whitinsville”) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Williams, Addie, 3 letters, 1862-1863 (from Mansfield, OH) to Belinda (Avery) Painter

            Worrall, Sarah F., 1 letter, 1880 (from West Chester) to “Mrs. [Belinda] Painter”           

Folder 318/18/124 – Correspondence

“Amanda” to “Sallie”, 14 letters

Includes the following:

            “Amanda”, 1 letter, n.d.

            “Bessie”, 1 letter, 1880

            “Eugenia”, 1 letter, 1864 (from Buffalo, NY)

            “Ida”, 1 letter, 1880

            “Laura”, 1 letter, 1863

            “Lillie”, 1 letter, 1864 (from “Oakland”)

            “Uncle Milton”, 6 letters, 1856-1859 (from Springfield)

            “Nan”, 1 letter, 1880

            “Sallie”, 1 leter, 1862 (from Saint Paul)

Folder 319/18/124 – miscellaneous/non-correspondence

Folder 320/18/124 – Correspondence

Unknown authors 

Folder 321/18/124 – Envelopes

Folder 322/18/124 – Envelopes

Folder 323/18/124 – Envelopes

 

 

Series VIII – Letters to Ellen (Painter) Cunningham, daughter of U. H. Painter and Belinda (Avery) Painter

Box 19

Folder 324/19/124 – Correspondence

Avery to Fitch, 19 letters

Includes the following:

            Avery, B.E., 1 letter, 1889 (from West End, NJ)

            Baldwin, Mary, 2 letters, 1896, 1903

            Barbour, Mary D., 1 letter

            Beebe, Caroline, 1 letter, 1904 (from Westfield, NJ)

            Boynton, A.V., 1 letter, 1901 (from Washington, DC)

            Bridgman, J.G., 3 letter, 1892, 1904

            Brown, Nellie M., 1 letter, 1883 (from Providence, RI)

            Chapin, Anna Alice, 2 letters, 1899, 1901 (from Hot Springs, VA)

            Coolidge, Elizabeth, 1 letter, n.d.

            Cooper, Mary Louise, 1 letter, 1885

            Cope, Julia, 3 letters, 1884 (from Northampton)

            Curtis, Cora, 1 letter, 1857 (from Omaha, NE)

            Fitch, William, 1 letter, 1883 (from Baltimore)

Folder 325/19/124

Gill to Lansing, 19 letters

Includes the following:

Gill, Bessie F., 1 letter, 1884 (from Northampton, MA)

Gill, Laura D., 3 letters, 1902

Gill, Theo., 1 letter, 1901

Grant, Percy S., 1 letter, 1901 (from New York)

Hand, C.N., 1 letter, 1888 (Martha’s Vineyard)

Hand, Alfred, 1 letter, 1888 (from Brooklyn)

Hand, Sara, 1 letter, 1922 (Mansfield, OH)

Harris, Katherine, 1 letter, n.d. (from Devon)

Hawkes, Eleanor, 1 letter, 1884 (from Springfield, MA)

Herrick, Christine, 3 letters, 1902 (from New York)

Hillman, Florence, 1 letter, 1901 (from West End, NJ)

Jenkins, Sally, 1 letter, 1884 (from Pittsfield)

            Lansing, Eleanor Foster, 1 letter, 1901 (from Washington, DC)

            Marlowe, Julia, 2 letters, 1903 (from New York)

Folder 326/19/124 – Correspondence

Mills, Mary B., 19 letters, 1887-1888

Note: Author affiliated with the Society to Encourage Studies at Home

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Ardmore, PA

Folder 327/19/124 – Correspondence

Nichols, Helen, 2 letters, 1903

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC

Folder 328/19/124 – Correspondence

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson, 9 letters, 1901-1913

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Philadelphia

Folder 329/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, [?], 1 letter, 1910

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Hamburg

Folder 330/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Alice Elise, 13 letter, 1889-1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham; Uriah Hunt Painter

From: West End, NJ; Llangollen, Wales; Washington, DC

Folder 331/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ann V., 1 letter, 1889

To: “granddaughter”[Ellen (Painter) Cunningham]

From: West Chester

Folder 332/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Ellen A., 2 letter, 1883, 1889

To: “grandmother”[Ann (Vickers) Painter]

From: Watch Hill

Folder 333/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Frank, 1 letter, 1884

To: “niece Nellie”[Ellen (Painter) Cunningham]

From: West Chester, PA

Painter, Belinda (Avery) – See box # , folder # though #

Folder 334/19/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Uriah Hunt, 2 letters, 1884

To: “daughter”

From: Washington, DC; New York

Folder 335/19/124 – Correspondence

Runkle to Woolsey, 18 letters

Includes the following:

            Runkle, Bertha, 2 letters, 1900 (from Farmersville, NY)

            Shepley, Anna, 2 letter, 1903

            Smedley, Caroline W., 1 letter, 1901 (from Frankford, Philadelphia, PA)

            T____, Mary Virginia, 4 letters, 1901-1903 (from New York)

            Tarbell, Ida M., 4 letters, 1901 (from New York)

            Thompson, Helen E., 1 letter, 1885 (from Northampton, MA)

            Thomson, W.W., 1 letter, n.d. (from West Chester)

            Till, Franz, 1 letter, 1889 (from  Dresden)

            Wilkeson, Samuel, 1 letter, 1865

            Woolsey, Sarah C., 1 letter, 1899

Folder 336/19/124 – Correspondence

“Clara” to “Timmie”, 10 letters

Includes the following:

            “Clara”, 1 letter, 1884 (from Montclair, NJ)

            “aunt Ella”, 3 letters, 1865 (from Mansfield, OH)

            “cousin Sadie”, 1 letter, 1880 (from Mansfield, OH)

            “Sarah”, 1 letter, n.d.

            “Timmie”, 4 letters, 1884 (Salem, MA) 

Folder 337/19/124

Business correspondence, 6 letters, 1888-1901

Folder 338/19/124

Non-correspondence

Includes the following:

            Calling cards/invitations

            Postcard (blank) from Mozambique

            Leaf from a tree in Petersburg, 1881

Folder 339/19/124

Unidentified author, 27 items

Folder 440/19/124

Envelopes

Box 20

Folder 441/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 20 letters, 1883-1888

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Mansfield, OH; Washington, DC; Waiki-ki; West End, NJ 

Folder 442/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 10 letters, July 1889-August 1889

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Liverpool; “S.S. City of Rome”; West End, NJ

Folder 443/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 8 letters, September 1889

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ 

Folder 444/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 8 letters, October 1889

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Folder 445/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 10 letters, November 1889

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC; West End, NJ

Folder 446/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 9 letters, December 1889

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC 

Folder 447/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 10 letters, January 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC 

Folder 448/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 9 letters, February 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC; Philadelphia

Folder 449/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 8 letters, March 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From Washington, DC

Folder 450/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 11 letters, April 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA 

Folder 451/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 6 letters, May 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: New York, NY; Washington, DC

Folder 452/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 8 letters, June 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Folder 453/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 5 letters, July 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ 

Folder 454/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 15 letters, August 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ; West Chester, PA

Folder 455/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 4 letters, September 1890-October 1890

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West End, NJ; Washington, DC

Folder 456/20/124 – Correspondence

Painter, Belinda (Avery), 2 letters, 1901, 1922

To: Ellen (Painter) Cunningham

From: West Chester, PA

 

Series IX – Miscellaneous/unidentified correspondence/envelopes

Folder 457/20/124

Miscellaneous correspondence 

Folder 458/20/124

Unidentified author

Folder 459/20/124

Envelopes