Whitaker and Pennypacker Family Correspondence

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Collection Title: Whitaker and Pennypacker Family Correspondence

Collection Number: 125

Dates of Collection: 1821-1934, bulk 1850-1900

Box Numbers: 1-3

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Biography:

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Biography: 

The letters of the Whitaker/Pennypacker families who were brought together with the marriage of Isaac A. Pennypacker and Anna Maria Whitaker in 1839.  The two were married in Phoenixville, Chester County.  They had four children of which three lived to adulthood.  Isaac A. Pennypacker graduated from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1835 and started a practice in Phoenixville.  Then, in 1854, he began teaching at the Philadelphia College of Medicine.  He died in 1856 from typhoid fever.

Dr. Pennypacker’s eldest son began working at the age of 13 as a clerk in a Philadelphia.  He served briefly in the Civil War with a Pennsylvania militia company in 1863 was then drafted and excused when his Uncle hired a replacement.  Samuel studied law at the University of Pennsylvania, practiced in Philadelphia and was heavily involved in civic affairs. After holding a series of judgeships and public offices in Philadelphia, he was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1902.  Samuel died in 1916.

Isaac R. Pennypacker, son of Isaac and Maria Anna, attended the Hill School in Pottstown in the late 1860s.  Isaac R. went on to work for a number of newspapers in Philadelphia.  He also published works of poetry and history.  He wrote an article titled (title) that was published in the first issue of the American Mercury in (date)

The Whitaker family owned a number of iron furnaces in both Pennsylvania and Maryland including the Durham Iron Works in Montgomery County Pennsylvania and the Principio Furnace in Cecil County Maryland.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

Three bound volumes of letters.  The first two volumes contains letters sent to Anna Maria (Whitaker) Pennypacker, wife of Dr. Isaac A. Pennypacker and mother of future Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker.  The third volume contains letters of the Whitaker family and Isaac R. Pennypacker, the son of Isaac A. Pennypacker and Anna Maria Pennypacker.  Isaac R. Pennypacker’s margin notes appear throughout all volumes.

The first volume--1821-1866 -contains the letters of the Whitaker children and letters related to the Whitaker family’s iron business.  Also includes letters to Anna Maria Pennypacker from her husband, Dr. Isaac A. Pennypacker, related to his time in Philadelphia as a medical student and eventually as a practicing physician and instructor at the Philadelphia College of Medicine.  Includes letters of Anna Maria and Isaac’s children after the Isaac’s death in 1856.  The early letters of Samuel W. Pennypacker describe his work in Kensington (Philadelphia) as a drugstore clerk and apprentice including detailed description of his daily life in the city.  Also contains his brief stint in the army during the Civil War and the beginning of his studies to become a lawyer.  Henry Clay Pennypacker began corresponding with his mother when he went to work in Philadelphia and lived with his brother Samuel.  Volume I also has a number of letters from Joseph R. Whitaker, brother of Anna Maria Pennypacker, who appears to have acted as a caretaker for the Pennypacker boys after the death of their father.

The majority of the correspondence in Volume II is to Anna Maria Pennypacker from her sons Samuel, Henry, James and Isaac.  Letters were sent while the boys were living in Philadelphia, attended school or traveling to various destinations in the Northeast and Upper South.  Isaac sent letters while attending the Hill School in Pottstown.  Both Henry and Samuel sent letters from Philadelphia detailing their early lives as up and coming professionals--Samuel as a lawyer in training and Henry as a clerk in a relatives store.  Also includes letters to Anna Maria Pennypacker from the Whitaker family in Maryland and her sisters, Gertrude and Elizabeth.  The majority of these letters relay family news or details of the family iron business and related activities.  Letters in the late 1890s include details of a trip to Europe by Samuel W. and Isaac Pennypacker along with their families.  Volume II also contains non-correspondence including school essays by James Pennypacker, itemized expense sheets, invitations/announcements and calling cards.

The final bound volume is titled “Letters, Whitaker Family, 1832-1934.”  The majority of the letters deal with the family iron business in Pennsylvania (Durham Iron Works) and Maryland (Principio Iron Works, Elk Iron Works).  Comprised mainly of letters to and from the children of Joseph W. Whitaker (Phoenixville, Chester County).  In addition to correspondence related to business, letters also relay news of family and health. The first pages of this volume includes photographs of George W. Whitaker, Joseph Whitaker and a photo of the Durham Iron Works.

NOTE:

The elder Joseph Whitaker is entered without a middle initial.  His son appears as Joseph R. Whitaker.

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Box 1

Correspondence, Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1821-1866, Volume I

(includes letter numbers 21464 to 21700)

 

Genealogical information, Whitaker family; 21464

 

Lease, Delaware Rolling Mill to J. J. Whitaker, 1821/8/8; 21465

 

Whitaker, Maria to Sarah Ann Whitaker, 1829/11/22 (from Kimberton, PA); 21466

 

Cardell, Cornelia to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1829/11/22 (from Kimberton, PA); 21466

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1831/2/13 (from Wilmington, DE); Topics include: eclipse; 21467

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1831/5/22 (from Wilmington, DE); Topics include: school; 21468

 

Holstein, L. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1831/11/27 (from Kimberton, PA); 21469

 

Janney, Sarah to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1831/11/27 (from Kimberton, PA); 21469

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1832/4/5 (from Elk Iron Works); Topics include: business; 21470

 

“Amulette and Gertrude” to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1832/9/14 (from Kimberton, PA); 21471

 

Pennypacker, Joseph R. to “mother”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], c. 1868; 21472

 

Kimber, Martha to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1832/12/27 (from Kimberton, PA); 21473

 

Kimber, Emma to Joseph Whitaker, 1833/1/4; Topics include: receipt for payment; 21474

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1833/5/29 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: exhibition of wild beasts; 21475

 

Taylor, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1836/10/27 (from Port Elizabeth); 21476

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1836/9/21 (from Elk Iron Works); 21477

 

Kimber, Martha to Ann Maria Whitaker, 1837/6/13 (from Kimberton, PA); Topics include: abolition, anti-slavery, abolitionist tracts; 21478

 

“Mary Ann” to Ann Maria Whitaker, 1837/8/16 (from Reading); 21479

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to “father”[Joseph Whitaker], 1838/2/19 (from New Orleans, LA); Topics include: sea voyage, the people of New Orleans, slavery in New Orleans; 21480

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1838/8/14 (from “on board steam boat, Governor Shelby”); Topics include: travel up the Mississippi River, slaves and Indians; 21481

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1838/4/24 (from Cincinnati, OH); Topics include: travel from St. Louis to Cincinnati; 21482

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1838/6/31 (from Albany, NY); Topics include: business trip, description of buildings and homes in New England; 21483

 

Whitaker, G.[ertrude] K. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1839/5/19 (from Kimberton); 21484

 

Pennypacker, Isaac to [Samuel A. Whitaker], 1840/3/4; 21484a

 

Whitaker, Gertrude K. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1843/12/16 (from Wilmington, DE); Topics include: school; 21485

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1846/4/29 (from Elkton, MD); Topic include: travel from Phoenixville to Elkton; 21486

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1846/4/30 (from Washington, DC); Topics include: travel from Elkton to Washington, DC; 21487

 

Whitaker, Joseph to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1847/5/27 (from Havre De Grace); 21488

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1847/6/30 (from Juniata Park); Topics include: travel; 21489

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1847/7/2 (from Meadville); 21490

 

Receipts, tuition payments for John Pennypacker, 1847-1848; 21491-21493

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1847/7/3 (from “Steamboat Cleveland, Lake Erie”); Topics include: travel, description of steamboat accident; 21494

 

Pennypacker, Anne Blake M. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1848/10/1 (from Wheeling); 21495

 

Pennypacker, John C. to “aunty” , 1849/3/6 (from Phoenixville, PA); Note: “John’s first attempt at letter writing, I.A.P.”; 21496

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1849/2/16 (from Harrisburg, “Committee room at capitol”); Topics include: “Legislative Temperance Society”, “The Ten Hour Law”, Pennsylvania politics/politicians; 21497

 

Pennypacker, John C. to “father”[Isaac A. Pennypacker], 1849/2/18 (from Phoenixville, PA); 21498

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1849/2/21 (from Harrisburg); Topics include: Pennsylvania politics; 21499

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1849/2/22 (from Harrisburg); 21500

 

Whitaker, J. Elizabeth to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1849/5/28 (from Boston); Topics include: trip to Boston; 21501

 

Pennypacker, John C. to “father and mother”[Isaac and Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1849/12/24 (from Philadelphia); 21502

 

Christman, Isabel to “friends”[Isaac and Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1850/1/6 (from Philadelphia); 21503

 

Whitaker, Caroline to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1850/2/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: blanket shawls; 21504

 

Buckwalter, Mary to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1850 (from Berkeley Springs, VA); Topics include: Strothers Hotel; 21505

 

Pennypacker, Jacob to Joseph Whitaker, 1851/7/5; Topics include: sale of property; 21506

 

Christman, Isabel to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1851/7/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: arrangement for visit; 21507

 

Whitaker, George to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1851/7/12 (from Principio Furnace, MD); Topics include: death of John C. Pennypacker [Anna Maria Pennypacker’s son]; 21508

 

Whitaker, Caroline to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1851/7/22 (from Principio Furnace, MD); Topics include: death of John C. Pennypacker; 21509

 

Christman, I.W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1852/12/28 (from Philadelphia); 21510

 

Pennypacker, Mary to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1853/2/17 (from Oakland Seminary, Norristown, PA); 21511

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1853/12/26 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: fight and subsequent arrests in Phoenixville; 21512

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1854/1/18 (from Philadelphia); Note: includes extensive explanatory note about the death of Isaac A. Pennypacker written by his son Isaac Rushing Pennypacker, August 1927; Topics include: teaching medicine; 21513

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1854/3/22 (from Philadelphia College of Medicine); Topics include: medical students; 21514

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1854/4/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: boarding/accommodations in Philadelphia; mentions John Haviland; 21515

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1855/6/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: school; 21516

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1855/8/10 (from Durham, PA); Topics include: school; 21517

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1855/8/17 (from Durham, PA); Topics include: riding horses; 21518

 

Whitaker, J. Elizabeth to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/1/23 (from Norristown, PA); Topics include: teaching; 21519

 

Whitaker, J. Elizabeth to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/2/27 (from Norristown, PA); Topics include: teaching; visit to Philadelphia; 21520

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/3/11 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: staying with relatives after the death of his father, Isaac A. Pennypacker; farm sale; 21521

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/3/14 (from Mont Clare, PA); 21522

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/3/19 (from Mont Clare, PA); 21523

 

Pennypacker, M.R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/4/7 (from Schuylkill); Topics include: request for biographical information for the late Isaac A. Pennypacker; 21524  

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/4/23 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: daily activities; 21525

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/5/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: fire in Philadelphia; 21526

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/5/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: property in Philadelphia; 21527

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/5/5 (from Philadelphia); 21528

 

Whitaker, Mary to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/5/22 (from Mount Pleasant); 21529

 

Tyson, James L. to Joseph R. Whitaker, 1856/5/28 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: memory of Isaac A. Pennypacker; 21530

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/7/22 (from Old Point Comfort, VA); Topics include: observations of the South; 21531

 

Reeves, D. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/7/30 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: renting property; 21532

 

[?] to “madam”, 1856/7/31; 21533

 

[?] to Anna Maria Painter, 1856/7/31; 21534

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/8/3 (White Sulphur Springs, VA); Topics include: curative powers of sulfur springs; leisure trip; 21535

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/9/28 (from Wheeling, VA); 21536

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1856/11/18 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Note: Includes explanatory note by Isaac R. Pennypacker; Topics include: financial advice; possible sale of Philadelphia house; 21537

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/11/27 (from Philadelphia); 21538

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/3/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: education and welfare of the Pennypacker children; 21539

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/3/14 (from Wheeling); 21540 

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/4/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matters; 21541

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/5/6 (from Philadelphia); 21542

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/5/26 (from Philadelphia); 21543

 

Pennypacker, M.A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/5/30 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: living arrangements; offer to share a house; 21544

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/6/4 (from Philadelphia); 21545

 

“Isabel” to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/6/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: sickness in her family; inquiries regarding employment; 21546

 

Anderson, Ben to George M. Whitaker, 1857/6/11 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: employment for Samuel W. Pennypacker; 21547

 

Whitaker, George M. to Anna Marie Pennypacker, 1857/6/12 (from Durham, PA); Topics include: possible employment in a drugstore for Samuel W. Pennypacker; 21548

 

Whitaker, George M. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/6/20 (from Durham, PA); Topics include: arrangements for Samuel W. Pennypacker’s employment with Ben Anderson; 21549

 

Pennypacker, Samuel M. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/7/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: details of his employment in a drugstore; life in Philadelphia; murder of Edward Muldoon; 21550

 

Pennypacker, Samuel to Harry Pennypacker, 1857/7/13 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: details of his employment in a drugstore; 21551

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/7/17 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: report on Samuel W. Pennypacker; business; 21552

 

“Isabel” to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/7/21 (from Philadelphia); 21553

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/8/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily life in Philadelphia; 21554

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/8/9 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: employment in a drugstore; 21555

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/8/21 (from Philadelphia); 21556

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily life in Philadelphia; 21557

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/10/17 (from Mount Pleasant); 21558

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/9/20 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: drug business in Philadelphia; business conditions; 21559

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/11/11 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: sickness in Philadelphia; street conditions; drugstore operations; 21560

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/10/26 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: daily life in Philadelphia; 21561

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/10/29 (from Philadelphia); 21562

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/11/2 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: daily life; Ben Anderson’s plans to sell his drugstore; 21563

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/11/11 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: visiting slave preacher attempting to buy his freedom, Ben Anderson’s desire to sell his drugstore; 21564

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/11/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: death of Madam Rush, daily life; 21565

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/12/7 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: financial matter, mentions Henry Ward Beecher lecture; 21566

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1857/12/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: relationship with Dr. Ben Anderson [his boss], daily life; 21567

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/1/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: attempted poisoning by a “deranged” mother, return to Philadelphia after a visit home; 21568

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/1/18 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: family businesses, daily life; 21569

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/1/26 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: opening of a new railroad line; 21570  

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/2/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: hard times; 21571

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/2/10 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: medical treatment for his hands, “bogus money”; 21572

 

Whitaker, George W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/3/20 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); 21573

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/3/24 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); 21574

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/4/12 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: visit to monument commemorating William Penn’s treaty, brotherly advice; 21575

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/4/18 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: walk to Frankford; 21576

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/4/21 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: con men, counterfeit money; 21577

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to J. Elizabeth Whitaker, 1858/4/26 (from Philadelphia); 21578

 

“Isabel” to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/5/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: loneliness; 21579

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Harry Pennypacker, 1858/5/3 (from Philadelphia); 21580

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/5/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: fire in the drugstore; 21581

 

Pennypacker, Matthias J. to “sister”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1858/5/29 (from Schuylkill); Topics include: death of infant; 21582

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/5/31 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); 21583

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Ann Maria Pennypacker, 1858/6/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Dr. Anderson’s recovery from burns; 21584

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/6/13 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); 21585

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/6/21 (from Kensington, Philadelphia); Topics include: Sunday activities; 21586

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/6/29 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activity; 21587

 

Pennypacker, Mary Ann to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/6/7 [from Hartford County, MD]; Topics include: visit to her brother Washington Pennypacker; 21588

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/7/18 (from Philadelphia); 21589

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1858/8/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: new position in the drug business; 21590

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “friend”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1858/9/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: house for sale in Philadelphia, shawls; 21591

 

Smith, Mary to “Mrs. [Anna Maria] Pennypacker”, 1858/9/22 (from Durham, PA); 21592

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. [Anna Maria] Pennypacker”, 1858/11/26 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: women seeking employment as teachers, death of a 13 year old girl from pneumonia, property sale; 21593

 

Rand, B.H. to “sir”, 1858/12/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: property settlement regarding the estate of Isaac A. Pennypacker; 21594

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/1/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: money management; 21595

 

Chrisman, J.R. to “Mrs. [Anna Maria] Pennypacker”, 1859/1/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: making shirts, brother’s marriage; 21596

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/3/6 (from Germantown); 21597

 

Whitaker, Mary Jane to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/8/16 (from Durham, PA); Topics include: domestic servants; 21598

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/8/19 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: visiting Dr. Ben Anderson’s farm [his old boss in the drugstore]; 21599

 

Prichard, Anthony Pinkerton to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/8/22 (from Granville, Licking county, OH); Topics include: manuscript of a history of Chester County by Isaac A. Pennypacker; 21600

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/9/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: groceries; 21601

 

Thompson, Gertrude K. (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1859/11/15 (from West Philadelphia); Topics include: sewing machines, church re-opening; 21602

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1860/6/6 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: political appointments; 21603

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/1/14 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: financial matters; 21604

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/1/15 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: domestic servants, politics, national political divisions, opinion of “Guardian” newspaper; 21605

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/2/7 (from Pottstown); Note: misplaced chronologically; 21606

 

Whitaker, Grace to “dear son”[George Whitaker], 1860/3/27 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: birth of “many sons” at “one birth” [George’s wife Mary Jane Whitaker]; 21607

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/4/4 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: family visit; 21608

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/4/15 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: domestic servants; 21609

 

Pennypacker, Henry C. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/8/14 (from Durham); Topics include: daily activities while visiting Uncle George Whitaker; 21610

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Ann Maria Pennypacker, 1860/9/7 (from Forrest Hill); Topics include: walking trip from Phoenixsville, PA to Harsford County, MD; 21611

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/9/8 (from Havre De Grace, MD); Topics include: traveling; 21612

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/9 (from Principio, MD); Topics include: leisure activity; 21613

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1860/10/14 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); 21614

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. [Anna Maria] Pennypacker”, 1861/2/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: business dealings, “old friend” sent to Insane Asylum; 21615

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1860/3/20 (from Mount Pleasant); 1860/3/20; Topics include: life on the farm; 21616

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1860/3/20 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: politics; opinion of Abraham Lincoln, Civil War; 21617

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. [Anna Maria] Pennypacker”, 1861/4/10 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: lease of a domestic servant, sale and transport of a saddle; 21618

 

Joseph Whitaker & Co. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1861/4/20 (from Durham Iron Works); Topics include: financial payment; 21619

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1861/8/2 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: attempt to have Samuel Pennypacker appointed to West Point, failed attempt to meet with Abraham Lincoln; 21620

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1861/8/12 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: peaches; 21621

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “family”, 1861/8/13 (from Philadelphia); 21622

 

Joseph Whitaker & Co. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1861/10/15 (from Durham Iron Works); Topics include: financial payment; 21623

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. [Annie Maria] Pennypacker”, 1861/11/13 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: attempts to find occupants to share her home, living arrangements, nephew’s enlistment in the army, Civil War; 21624

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “friend”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1862/1/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: living arrangements, Civil War; 21625

 

Joseph Whitaker & Co. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1862/4/9 (from Durham Iron Works); Topics include: financial payment; 21626

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1862/2/27 (from Germantown); Topics include: her boy’s service in the Civil War; 21627

 

Joseph Whitaker & Company to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1862/10/9 (from Durham Iron Works); Topics include: financial payment; 21628

 

Whitaker, Grace to Mary Jane Whitaker, 1862/10/11 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: Mary Jane Whitaker’s health; 21629

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “friend”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1862/10/29 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: death of relatives while serving in the Civil War; 21630

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/6/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: mentions visiting a wounded soldier, Oscar Roberts; 21631

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “nephew”, 1863/6/13 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial investment of Anna Maria Pennypacker, speculation regarding post war economy; 21632

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/6/13 (from Chambersburg, PA); Topics include: army life, Civil War, service in the Pennsylvania militia; 21633

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “sister”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1863/8/14 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Samuel Pennypacker drafted into the army, Samuel Pennypacker plans to study law, avoiding service, Civil War; 21634

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “nephew”[Samuel W. Pennypacker], 1863/8/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Civil War draft, thoughts on intellectual pursuits; 21635

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/10/24 (from Wheeling); Topics include: visiting Wheeling; 21636

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/10/28 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: life in Philadelphia, whiskey; 21637

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/11/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: sale of Pennsylvania Railroad stock; 21638

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/11/22 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: pickled pork; 21639

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1863/12/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: clothes/clothing, details regarding a William Lloyd Garrison lecture, feelings towards racial mixing at Garrison lecture, observations of Frederick Douglas, details about Garrison’s speaking style, abolitionists; 21640

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/1/22 (from Philadelphia); 21641

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/23 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: education of Henry Pennypacker, possible relocation to Philadelphia; 21642

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/25 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial investment; 21643

 

Joseph Whitaker & Co. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/4/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matter; 21644

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/4/4 (from Philadelphia); 21645

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/4/20 (from Philadelphia); 21646

 

Receipt, loan from Anna Maria Pennypacker to Joseph R. Whitaker; 21647

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/4/26; Topics include: financial matter; 21648 

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: residing in Philadelphia with his brother, trip to the Mercantile Library; 21649

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: leisure in Philadelphia; 21650

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/11 (from Philadelphia); 21651

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: clothes; 21651

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5/31 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21652

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: description of “soldiers refreshment saloon”; 21653

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/6/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: sanitary fair in Philadelphia, mentions a visit to West Chester, PA; 21654

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/6/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: return of soldiers, Civil War; 21655

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/6/24 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: train robbed by “secessionists”, military matters; 21656

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/8/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: attributes of a good letter, health; 21657

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/9/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Civil War news; 21658

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/10/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: copperheads; 21659

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/10/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: participation in a procession [purpose not specified]; 21659

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/11/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: political meetings; 21660

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/11/13 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: reading habits, Civil War soldier with brain disorder caused by “terrible scenes” witnessed in battle, street fights in Philadelphia during the election of 1864, rigors of studying law; 21661

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1864/11/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: speech he delivered on capital punishment, thoughts on the theater and the opera; 21662

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1864/12/28 (from Philadelphia); 21663

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/1/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: assisting customers while working as a store clerk; 21664

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/2/27 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: moving to a new boarding house; 21665

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/3/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: successful participation in a public debate; 21666

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/3/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: new boarding house; 21667

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/3/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: brother Harry’s future; 21668

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/4/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: reaction in Philadelphia to the end of the Civil War; 21669

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/4/16 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: reaction to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln; 21670

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/4/24 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: President Lincoln’s funeral procession in Philadelphia; 21671

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/5/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21672

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/5/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: shopping for clothes; 21673

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/5/22 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: capture of Jefferson Davis; 21674

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/5/26 (from Philadelphia); 21675

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/6/26 (from Philadelphia);

Topics include: preparations for summer; 21676

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/7/10 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: hanging of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination; 21677

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/7/17 (from Philadelphia); 21678

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/8/28 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: new living arrangements, boarding with a war widow; 21679

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: brother Henry C. Pennypacker

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Henry C. Pennypacker, 1865/9/8 (from Philadelphia); 21681

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/9/18 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: employment with Philadelphia and Providence Oil Company; 21682

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/9/22 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21683

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/10/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: leisure; 21684

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/10/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: mentions a “number of robberies”; 21685

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/10/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: debate on equality of the sexes, fires in the city Bancroft Literary Union; 21685

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/10/14 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: mentions boot and shoemaker strike, running to fires, leisure; 21686

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/10/15 (from Philadelphia); Note: written backwards with attached note stating, “read this letter in a mirror”; 21687

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1865/10/18 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: parade, leisure; 21688

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/5 (from Philadelphia); 21689

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21690

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/12 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21691

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to “Ike” [Isaac R. Pennypacker], 1865/11/14 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: working for “Uncle Joe” in Philadelphia, delivering mail to Norristown; 21692

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/19 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21693

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/19 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: living arrangements; 21693

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/11/27 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: new living arrangements, Bancroft Literary Union; 21694

 

program, Bancroft Literary Union, announcement for a public meeting, 1865/12/1 (from Philadelphia); 21695

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/12/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities; 21696

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/12/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: details of a women described as “what a women should be”, public speaking; 21696

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1865/12/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: literary convention, debate regarding admission of a “colored [literary] society” into the literary convention; 21697

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/1/8 (from Philadelphia); 21698

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/1/21 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: ice skating; leisure, nightly activities, new railroad proposed across North America, literary societies, controversy at the Bancroft Literary Society; 21699

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/2/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: speech at the Academy of Music for the Literary Union, daily activities, “Coal Oil Johnny”; 21700

 

BOX 2

Correspondence, Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866-1899, Volume II

(includes letter numbers 21701 to 21927)

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to “Bro.” [Isaac R. Pennypacker], 1866/3/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: working at “Uncle Joe’s store”; 21701

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/3/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: bar examinations, Dr. Ben Anderson, professional life; 21702

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/3/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily activities, Dr. Jaynes home on Chestnut Street, national politics; 21703

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/3/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: plans for future employment; 21704

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/3/11 (from Philadelphia); 21704

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [1868/11/17] (from Hill School); Note: annotated with the following “Letter seems to be misplaced, date is probably 1868 not 1866”; 21705

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/3/25 (from Philadelphia); 21706

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: conflict at Bancroft Literary Society meeting, Caleb Cope and his young wife; 21707

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/13 (from Philadelphia); Topic include: selling gold, social relations, interaction with “street walkers” [prostitutes]; 21708

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/13 (from Philadelphia); 21708

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/16 (from Philadelphia); 21709

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/22 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: funny comments about “Sam’s love” [Samuel W. Pennypacker]; 21710

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/22 (from Philadelphia); 21710

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to “Bro.” (Isaac R. Pennypacker); 1866/4/26 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: news from the city; 21711

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/4/30 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Anton Probst trial; 21712

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/5/3 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: leisure; 21713

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/5/7 (from Philadelphia); 21714

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/5/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: living arrangements, Mercantile Library, male/female social relations; 21714

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to “Bro. Jim” [James R. Pennypacker], 1866/5/8 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: daily life and news from the city; 21715

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/5/14 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: bar examination, clothing; 21716

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/5/14 (from Philadelphia); 21717

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/6/24 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: picnic at Laurel Hill; 21718

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/6/24 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: evening activities, Galusha Pennypacker; 21718

 

Meigs, M. to “Mrs. Pennypacker”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1866/8/14 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school for James Pennypacker; 21719

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/11/23 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school, mentions baseball; 21720

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1866/12/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: attending church; 21721

 

Whitaker, E.R. to “Auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1867/2/1 (from Mt. Pleasant); Topics include: family news; 21722

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/2/17 (from Philadelphia); 21723

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/2/17 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: membership to the Mercantile Library, parading “damsels” on Walnut Street; 21723

 

Pennypacker, Isaac to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/2/23 (from Philadelphia); 21724

 

Whitaker, Mary to “sister” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1867/2/25 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: surgery; 21725

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “sister” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1867 (from Mt. Pleasant); 21726

 

“Mary” [cousin] to James Pennypacker, 1867/4/11; Topics include: daily activities; 21727

 

“Ellen” [niece] to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1867/4/11 (from [Maryland]); Topics include: family news; 21728

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/4/29 (from Philadelphia); 21729

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/4/30 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school; 21730

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/5 (from Philadelphia); 21731

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude K. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/7/26 (from Lancaster); Topics include: plans to attend a camp meeting, boiler explosion; 21732

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/10/7 (from Philadelphia); 21733

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/11/18 (from Philadelphia); 21734

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/11/18 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: money issues, social life; 21735

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/12/12 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: evening activity; 21736

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1867/12/16 (from Philadelphia); 21737

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/1/6; Topics include: family news; 21738

 

Pennypacker, Isaac to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/1/14 (from Hill School); Topics include: activities at school; 21739

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/2/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: house for sale in Philadelphia; 21740

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/2/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: house in Philadelphia, work in a printing office; 21741

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/2/24 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: buying a home, learning languages, excitement over controversy surrounding Andrew Johnson; 21742

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/3/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: national politics, criticism of Andrew Johnson; 21743

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/3 (from Philadelphia); 21744

 

Pennypacker, James R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/3/28 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school; 21745

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/4/12 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: employment, printing business; 21746

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/4/27 (from Pottstown); 21747

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/1 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school lessons; 21748

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/3, Note: missing page(s); 21749

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: business, difficulties of running a drug store; 21750

 

[Whitaker], Ellen to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/7 (from Mt. Pleasant); Topics include: family news; 21751

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/13 (from Pottstown); 21752

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/5/30 (from Hill School); Topics include: school; 21753

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1868/6/4 (from Hill School); Topics include: school; 21754

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1869/4/14 (from Pottstown); Topics include: school; 21755

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1869/6/16 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: store goods; 21756

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1869/10/27 (from Philadelphia); 21757

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1870/7 (from Mont Clare); 21758

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1870/8/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: homes for sale in Philadelphia; 21759

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1870/11/1 (from Schuylkill); Topics include: mentions the wedding of Samuel W. Pennypacker; 21760

 

membership certification to M.E. Church in Phoenixville for Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1870/12/19; 21761

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/1/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: “sudden death”; 21762

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/4/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: “father’s papers”; 21763

 

Pennypacker, Virginia Earl (Broomall) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/4/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: living arrangements, social life, activities of Samuel W. Pennypacker; 21764

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/7/7 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: visiting relatives; 21765

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1877/7 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: visiting relatives; 21766

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/8/26 (from Richmond, VA); Topics include: visiting Civil War battlefields, travel in Virginia; 21767

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1871/12/29 (from Schuylkill); Topics include: family news; 21768

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Ann Maria Pennypacker, 1872; 21769

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/6/16 (from Germantown); Topics include: family news; 21770

 

Pennypacker, Elijah F. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1872/11/26 (from Phoenixville); Topics include: saw mill property of Joseph Whitaker; 21771

 

Whitaker, Mary B. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1872/12/1 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: family news; 21772

 

Whitaker, Kate P. to “Aunt Maria”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1972/12/2 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; 21773

 

Jos. Whitaker & Co. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/4/13 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: financial matter; 21774

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/5/5 (from Schuylkill); 21775

 

Pennypacker, Mary A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/5/11; 21776

 

Whitaker, Nellie R. to “auntie”, 1873/6/1 (from Mt. Pleasant); Topics include: family news; 21777

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/7/7 (from Germantown); Note: Includes explanatory note by Isaac R. Pennypacker; 21778

 

Christman, Isabel to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/8/4 (from Philadelphia); Note: Includes explanatory note by Isaac R. Pennypacker; 21779

 

Roberts. Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/8/18; Topics include: family news; 21780

 

Whitaker, Nellie R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/8/26 (from Oak Spring); Topics include: family news; 21781

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/11/10 (from Mount Pleasant); Topics include: family news, description of Mount Pleasant; 21782

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1873/12 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: measles; 21783

 

Boyle, Rebecca E. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/1/12 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: requested donation for a pastor; 21784

 

Thompson, Grace W. to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1874/1/14 (from Philadelphia); 21785

 

Whitaker, Mary E. to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1874/2/6 (from Mount Holly); 21786

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/6/23 (Mont Clare); Topics include: planning a trip to Havre De Grace; 21787

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/1 (from Williamsport, PA); 21788

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/2 (from Williamsport, PA); Topics include: detailed description of a train trip from Philadelphia to Williamsport, description of Williamsport; 21789

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/5 (from Williamsport, PA); Topics include: “county people” in Renovo PA, thoughts about Williamsport; 21790

 

Thompson, Anna to “Aunt Maria” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1874/7/9 (from Mont Clare); 21791

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/13 (from Watkins Glen, NY); Topics include: impression of the summer resort in Watkins Glen; 21792

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/15 (from Waverly, NY); Topics include: activities while on vacation; 21793

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/23 (from Wilkes Barre, PA); Topics include: visiting relatives, leisure; 21794

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/7/28 (from Bethlehem); 21795

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: mother’s trip to Cape May NJ, summer activities; 21796

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: family news, summer activities; 21797

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/7 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); Topics include: family news; 21798

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: family news, leisure activities; 21799

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: picnic, daily activities; 21800

 

Pennypacker, Virginia Earl (Broomall) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/9 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: family news; 21801

 

Pennypacker, Isaac to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/12 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: family news, news from the city; 21802

 

Pennypacker, Henry Clay to Ann Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/19 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); Topics include: leisure activity; 21803

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/8/28 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); Topics include: social activity, Maryland society, croquet; 21804

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874/10/15 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: news from the city; 21805

 

Whitaker, Mary W. to Anna Maria Whitaker, 1874/10/27 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); Topics include: apple preservation; 21806

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1874 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: news from the city, daily activity; 21807

 

Pennypacker, James to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1875/7/20 (from Mount Pleasant, MD); Topics include: daily activity; 21808

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1875/8/7 (from Milford, PA); [Note: page missing?]; Topics include: description of activities while on vacation; 21809

 

Pennypacker, Virginia Earl (Broomall) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1875/8/28, (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: arrival at Phoenixville; 21810

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1875/11/4 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matters; 21811

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1875/11/16 (from Mont Clare); 21812

 

Whitaker, Mary E. to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1875/10/1 (from Wesleyan College); 21813

 

Thompson, Mattie to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1876/6/28 (from Mont Clare); 21814

 

Whitaker, Mary Jane Coffin to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1876/9/26 (from Bethlehem); 21815

 

Thompson, Mattie to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1880/3/14 (from Clifton Springs); Topics include: death of Samuel and Virginia Pennypacker’s baby; 21816

 

Whitaker, J. Elizabeth to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1889/3/22; Topics include: reflections on life; 21817

 

Whitaker, George L. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1890/12/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: death of George P. Whitaker; 21818

 

death notice for George P. Whitaker, 1890; 21819

 

Chew, James W., 1892/6/2 (from Havre de Grace); Topics include: death of cousin Mary Whitaker; 21820

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1896/9/2 (from Ganoga Lake, PA); Topics include: daily activities while on vacation; 21821

 

Byers, M. Jeanette to “G.Mother Pennypacker”, 1896/9/15 (from Philadelphia); Note: notation reads, “writer of the above not a relative – apparently a nurse”; Topics include: fruit basket; 21822

 

Acton, Elizabeth Jones to “Mr. Pennypacker”, 1897/2/25 (from Salem, NJ); Topics include: photographs; 21823

 

Pennypacker, Grace (Coolidge) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/4/23 (from Haddonfield, NJ); Note: wife of James Pennypacker; Topics include: housekeeping, trouble with a domestic; 21824

 

Whitaker, Mary E. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/6/24 (from Havre De Grace); 21825

 

Pennypacker, Anna Maria Whitaker to “grandma” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1897/7/12 (from S.S. Westernland); Topics include: detailed description of a boat trip, accommodations onboard ship; 21826

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/7/15 (from S.S. Westernland); Topics include: description of fellow travelers, boat trip; 21827

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/7/19 (from Amsterdam); Topics include: daily activities while in Europe; 21828

 

Pennypacker, Anna Maria Whitaker to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/7/26 (from Amsterdam); Topics include: activities while in Antwerp, impression of the Dutch people; 21829

 

Pennypacker, Virginia Earl (Broomall) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/7/27 (from Middlebourne, WV); Topics include: mill in Wheeling, WV, mentions natural gas boiler; 21830

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/8/4 (from Amsterdam); Topics include: health of daughter Josephine; description of Holland; 21831

 

Pennypacker, Anna Maria Whitaker to Anna Maria Pennypacker (from Amsterdam); Topics include: activities while traveling in Europe, boating on canals in Holland; 21832

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/8/8 (from The Hague); Topics include: description of travel in Europe, description of Rembrandt paintings in an art museum; 21833

 

Pennypacker, Anna Maria Whitaker to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897 (London, England); Topics include: travel in Europe, Westminster Abby, health of sister Josephine; 21834

 

Pennypacker, Charlotte (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/9/1 (London, England); Topics include: detailed description of activity while in England, complaints about England; 21835

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/9/20 (London, England); Topics include: list of places visited in England, details of activities in London; 21836

 

Pennypacker, Charlotte (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/10/26 (Mount Holly, NJ); Topics include: family news; 21837

 

Shreve, J. Elizabeth (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/12/3; 21838

 

Shreve, J. Elizabeth (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1897/12/31 (Mount Holly, NJ); Topics include: health, Christmas; 21839

 

Pennypacker, Sarah to “Aunt Maria”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1898/1/21; Topics include: family news; 21840

 

Pennypacker, Grace Coolidge to “Grandma”, 1898/2/6 (Haddonfield, NJ); Note: daughter of James Pennypacker; Topics include: birthday activities with her cousin; 21841

 

[unknown author] to “Aunt Maria”, 1898/3/6 (Palm Beach, FL); 21842

 

Coolidge, Anna C. to “Grandma”, 1878/3/23 (Haddonfield, NJ); Topics include: changing of the seasons; 21843

 

Acton, Sarah J. to “friend”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1898/6/28 (Salem, NJ); Topics include: old school friends; 21844

 

Acton, Sarah J. to “friend”[Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1898/8/5 (Salem, NJ); 21845

 

Shreve, J. Elizabeth (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1898/8/20; Topics include: health; 21846

 

Pennypacker, Anna Maria Whitaker to “grandma” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1898/8/29; Topics include: reading Longfellow and Hawthorne, visiting New England; 21847

 

Pennypacker, J.R. Whitaker to “grandma” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], 1898/12/12; 21848

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [1899/2/16] (Biltmore, Asheville, NC); Topics include: “Vanderbilt’s palace” at Biltmore; 21849

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [1899/2/29] (Lancaster, PA); Topics include: moving into a new home; 21850

 

Pennypacker, Sue to “aunt” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], [?/3/17] (Great Meadows); Topics include: fair in Baltimore for the Civil War soldiers; 21851

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/3/24] (Mont Clare); Topics include: anecdotes about his brother Isaac, family news; 21852

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/4/21] (Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; 21853

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/4/26] (Hill School); 21854

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/5/25] (Lebanon); 21855

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/6/7] (Lebanon); 21856

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/6/29] (Lancaster); Topics include: hiring of a “colored woman”; 21857

 

[unknown author] to “Dr. Pennypacker’s Ladies”, [?/7/20]; 21858

 

“Isabel” to “Mrs. P.[ennypacker]”, [?/8/5] (Coventry); 21859

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/8/10]; 21860

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/8/12] (Harrisburg); Topics include: camp meeting at Halifax; 21861

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “dear friend” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], [?/8/20] (Reading); 21862

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. Pennypacker”, [?/8/21] (Brandywine Manor); 21863

 

Wilson, Jane T. to “Miss Whitaker”, [?/8/24]; 21864

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/3] (Unionville, PA); Topics include: travel in Chester County; 21865

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/6] (Lancaster, PA); Topics include: description of and activity in Lancaster; 21866

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/6] (Pottstown, PA); Topics include: living conditions at school; 21867

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/7] (Pottstown, PA); Topics include: living arrangements at school; 21868

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/20] (Pottstown, PA); Topics include: school; 21869

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/9/21] (Pottstown, PA); 21870

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/10/18] (Pottstown, PA); 21871

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/10/22] (Lancaster, PA); 21872

 

[illegible], Anna to “Mrs. Pennypacker, [?/11/13] (Philadelphia); 21873

 

Pennypacker, Clara K. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/11/22] (Moore Hall); 21874

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?/12/18] (Harrisburg); 21875

 

Free, Sue P. to “auntie”, [?/12/24] (Spring City, PA); 21876

 

Pennypacker, Charlotte to “grandma” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], [?]; 21877

 

“Mattie” to “aunt”, [?] (Harrisburg); 21878

 

Chrisman, J.W. to “Mrs. P.[ennypacker], [?]; 21879

 

Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?]; 21880

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?] (from West Philadelphia); 21881

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?] (from West Philadelphia); 21882

 

Whitaker, M.J.C. to “sister”, [?] (from Bethlehem); 21883

 

Whitaker, M.J.C. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?]; 21884

 

Whitaker, Nellie to “auntie” [Anna Maria Pennypacker], [early 1870s] [from Mount Pleasant, MD]; 21885

 

Pennypacker, Joseph R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?]; Topics include: new store and purchases; 21886

 

Pennypacker, Gertrude (Whitaker) to “Mrs. Pennypacker”, [?]; 21887

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to Anna Maria Pennypacker, [?], Note: page(s) missing; 21888

 

“Martha” to [aunt], [189?], (from Palm Beach, FL); Note: page(s) missing; Topics include: description of Nassau; 21889

 

Bell, Anna E. to Mrs. Pennypacker, [?], Note: includes copied extracts from a Japanese newspaper; Topics include: travel in Japan; 21890

 

essay by James L. Pennypacker, “Country Life”; 21891

 

essay by James L. Pennypacker, “The Earth”; 21892

 

essay by James L. Pennypacker, “History of a Brass Button”; 21893

 

essay by James L. Pennypacker, “Butterflies”; 21894

 

essay by Anna Maria Pennypacker, “How to Knit Stockings”; 21895

 

poem by [I.A.P.], “Josephine”; 21896

 

patent petition materials of Joseph Whitaker for a nail packing machine, submitted to the Pennsylvania Commission on Patents, 1843/10/11; 21897-21900

 

itemized expense sheet, [unknown author]; 21901

 

“memorandum of sundries, bonds and bank stocks”, [unknown author]; 21902

 

itemized expense sheet, [unknown author]; 21903

 

itemized expense sheet, [unknown author]; 21904

 

invitation, wedding of W. Howard Wiggins and Lizzie Roberts (Germantown, PA); 1872; 21905

 

invitation, wedding of Andrew W. Whitaker and Miss Yerkes (Phoenixville, PA); 1872; 21906

 

invitation, wedding of Charles R. Roberts and Janie S. Pearson (Philadelphia); 1873; 21907-21909

 

invitation, wedding of Ferdinand V. Hoyt and Annie T. Roberts (Germantown); 1873; 21910

 

invitation, wedding of Enoch T. Roberts and Helen Woods (Germantown, PA); 1874; 21911

 

invitation, wedding of Annie Carman and Howard Riegner (Philadelphia); 1874; 21912

 

invitation, wedding of John Henry Matthews and Emma Frances Johnson (Ashley, PA); 1875; 21913

 

announcement, marriage of William R. Fisher and Mary A.E. Wager (New York); 1876; 21914

 

invitation, for receptions hosted by Miss Scull and Miss Pindells (Philadelphia); 1874; 21915-21917

 

announcement, Commencement of the Wesleyan Female College (Wilmington, DE); 1875; 21918

 

announcement, Commencement of Polytechnic College (Philadelphia); 1875; 21919

 

announcement, Commencement of Wesleyan Female College (Wilmington, DE); 1876; 21920

 

calling cards; 21921

 

calling cards; 21922

 

calling cards; 21923

 

calling cards; 21924

 

clipping, death of Sarah Whitaker, n.d.; 21925

 

tickets, 91925

 

train tickets, Second and Third St. Passenger Railway Company, Philadelphia, 1877, 1880; 21926

 

Saucon Iron Company to Anna Maria Pennypacker, 1872/12/11 (Hellertown, PA); Topics include: resolution regarding dividends; 21927

 

BOX 3

Correspondence, Letters Whitaker Family, 1832-1934, Bound volume

(includes letter numbers 21928 to 22066)

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to Samuel W. Pennypacker, [1870], Note: Letter is copied. Author identified as publisher of Whitaker Almanac, London; Topics include: genealogy on the Whitaker family; 21928

 

Fackenthal, B.F. to “Mr. Pennypacker”, 1933/2/10 (Riegelsville, PA); Topics include: history of use and alterations of the Whitaker house at the Durham Iron Works; 21929

 

Fackenthal, B.F. to “Mr. Pennypacker”, 1933/2/4 (from Riegelsville, PA); Topics include: explanation of an attached sketch of Durham Iron Works and surrounding area, George W. Whitaker, Joseph R. Whitaker; 21929A

 

photograph, “Durham Iron Works”, Note: includes explanatory note handwritten on back; 21929B

 

photograph, “Joseph Whitaker”; 21930  

 

photograph, “George W. Whitaker”; 21931

 

Whitaker, Joseph to Elijah F. Pennypacker, 1832/1/22 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: charter for “coke iron company”; 21932

 

Whitaker, Joseph to Elijah F. Pennypacker, 1832/1/23 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: [Nullification Crisis in South Carolina]; 21933

 

Updegrove, James to Joseph Whitaker, 1834/12/10 (from Cecil County, MD); Topics include: death of his wife; 21934

 

Whitaker, James A. to Joseph Whitaker, 1835/2/20; Topics include: reflections on life; 21935

 

Whitaker, James A. to Samuel A. Whitaker, 1836/3/6 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: iron business; 21936

 

Whitaker, Samuel A. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1838/2/16 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: bank notes, news from home; 21937

 

Whitaker, Samuel A. to “brother”, 1839/3/5 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: Principio Furnace; 21938

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to “uncle”, 1839/3/23 (from Elk Iron Works, MD); Topics include: family news; 21939

 

Whitaker, Samuel A. to “brother”, 1839/4/26 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: wedding of Anna Maria Whitaker and Isaac Pennypacker; 21940

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to “uncle”, 1839/12/28 (from Elk Iron Works, MD); Topics include: Aunt [Zillah] and her six young children; 21941

 

Whitaker, Gertrude K. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1840/2/16 (from Phoenixville); Topics include: family news; 21942

 

Whitaker, Anna Maria to J. Elizabeth Whitaker and Gertrude K. Whitaker, 1840/4/20 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: family news; 21943

 

Whitaker, Elizabeth to William P.C. Whitaker, 1840/6/21 (from Kimberton, PA); Topics include: school; 21944

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1840/11/6 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: family news; 21945

 

Whitaker, Gertrude K. to “brother”, 1840 (from Kimberton, NJ); Topics include: school, disciplinary actions at school; 21946

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1841/3/16 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: protested bank notes; 21947

 

Matlack, Sarah E. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1841/6/1; 21948

 

Matlack, Sarah E. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1841/6/3 [from West Chester, PA]; Topics include: arrangements for a meeting; 21949

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1841/6/4 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: business; 21950

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1841/10/30 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: health of family; 21951

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1841/10/25 (from Phoenixville, PA); 21952

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1841/10/25 (from Principio Furnace, MD); Topics include: iron business; 21953

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1842/1/26 (from Principio Furnace, MD); Topics include: deaths in Phoenixville, health of Sarah Pennypacker; 21954

 

Garrett, Thomas to William P.C. Whitaker, 1842/4/1 (from Wilmington, DE); Topics include: money lending, business; 21955

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1843/10/10 (postmark Philadephia, PA); Topics include: family news; 21956

 

[author unknown] to “mother”, [?] (from Phoenixville, PA); 21957

 

Grayson, Richard to William P.C. Whitaker, 1850/5/25 (from Elkton); Topics include: financial matters; 21958

 

[author unknown] to Alexander Evans, 1850/11/5 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matters, debt; 21959A

 

Evans, Alexander to “sir”, 1850/12/9; Topics include: financial matter; 21960

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1851/3/18 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Note: Includes description of James A. Pennypacker by Isaac R. Pennypacker; Topics include: managing iron company, iron business; 21960B

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1851/3/26 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Note: Includes description of William P.C. Pennypacker’s role in the family business; Topics include: iron business; 21961

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1851/5/11 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: business and family news; 21962

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1851/6/14 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: business and family news; 21963

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1851/7/16 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: business; 21964

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1851/7/25 (from Durham Iron Works); Topics include: business and family news; 21965

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1851/9/12 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: family health; 21966

 

Whitaker, William P.C. to “uncle”, 1851/11/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: property transfer; 21967

 

Whitaker, Grace to “Mr. Whitaker”, 1852/1/3 (from Baltimore); Topics include: inability to travel; 21968

 

[illegible] to William P.C. Pennypacker, 1852/6/21 (from Havre De Grace); Topics include: business; 21969

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1852/9/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: iron business; 21970

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1852/9/28 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: sale of the Havre De Grace iron business; 21971

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1852/10/21 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: managing iron business; 21972

 

Paca, William B. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1853/1/13 (postmark: Havre De Grace); 21973

 

Sheaff, J.A. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1853/6/27 (from Huntingdon); Topics include: bidding on railroad work, land purchase, engineering jobs;  21974

 

Sheaff, J.A. to “sir” [William P.C. Whitaker],  1853/7/20 (from Lancaster); Topics include: tombstone for his wife and instructions for its placement, business prospects; 21975

 

Whitaker, Grace to “dear children”, 1853/8/12 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; 21976

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1853/11/13 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: loneliness, social life of his domestics, iron business; 21977

 

Anderson, A. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1853/11/15 (from Port Deposit); 21978

 

Sheaff, J.A. to “Dear sir” [William P.C. Whitaker], 1853/12/5 (from Lancaster, PA); Topics include: land surveys in Maryland, railroad building, exhibition in New York; 21979

 

Anderson, A. to [illiegible], 1853/12/28 (from Port Deposit, MD); 21980

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1854/2/12 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: investment; 21981

 

Whitaker, George to “brother”, 1854/6/3 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: marriage to Mary J. Coffin; 21982

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1854/6/4 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: description of property; 21983

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1854/6/20 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: land purchase; 21984

 

Archer, Henry to William P.C. Whitaker, 1854/7/3 [illegible]; Topics include: details of a deed; rights as property owner; 21985

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1854/9/4 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topic include: investment; 21986

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1854/9/18 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); 21987

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1854/12/14 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: property sale; 21988

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1855/1/10 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: business; 21989

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1855/1/13 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: iron business; 21990

 

McHenry, Ramsay to William P.C. Whitaker, 1855/5/16 (from Havre de Grace, MD); 21991

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1855/8/7 (from Durham Iron Works, PA); 21992

 

Pennypacker, Isaac A. to J. Elizabeth Whitaker, 1855/9/4 (from Philadelphia); Note: Includes newspaper clipping; Topics include: yellow fever in Virginia, death of two doctors, his children; 21993

 

Switzer, I.R. to “dear sir”, 1855/10/31 (from Carroll County, IL); Note: Margin note reads “The writer of the above were farmers at Mt. Pleasant for the Whitakers; Topics include: timber land, farming, western lands; 21994

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1855/11/4 (Durham Iron Works, PA); Topics include: iron business; 21995

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to J. Elizabeth Whitaker, 1856/1/18 (Philadelphia); 21996

 

Whitaker, Grace to J. Elizabeth Whitaker, 1856/1/20 (Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; 21997

 

Whitaker, Gertrude K. to J. Elizabeth Whitaker, 1856/1/20 (Mont Clare); 21997

 

McHenry, Sophia to M. Whitaker, 1856/5/29 (Emmorton, MD); Topics include: attempt to establish a female seminary; 21998 

 

Taylor, R.A. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1856/6/10 (Havre de Grace, MD); Topics include: financial matter; 21999

 

Potts, James to “sir”, 1856/6/22 (Baltimore); Topics include: court claim; 22000

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1857/1/29 (Philadelphia); Topics include: business; 22000a

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1858/2/14 (Wheeling); Topics include: iron business; 22001

 

McHenry, Ramsay to “sir”, 1858/3/15 (Monmouth Farm); Topics include: court claim regarding the heirs of Colonel Ramsay, 22002

 

Whitaker, George to Willaim P.C. Whitaker, 1859/8/9 (Principio, MD); 22003

 

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1859/10/20 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: farming; 22004

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1859/10/17 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: farming; 22005

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1859/11/1 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: farm at Mount Pleasant; 22006

 

Whitaker, I & G.P. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1859/12/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: request for information regarding the Broad Creek operations, 22007

 

Taylor, R.A. and James Hopper to F.S. Corcoran, 1861/3/11 (from Havre de Grace); Topics include: character reference for William P.C. Whitaker; 22008

 

Whitaker, Grace to “granddaughter”, 1862 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; going to war [Civil War]; 22009

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1863/7/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: Civil War; 22010

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1863/9/2 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: mentions a substitute hired for Samuel W. Pennypacker [Civil War]; 22011

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1863/9/24 (from Philadelphia); 22012

 

Whitaker, Joseph to “son”, 1865/7/20 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: farming; land prices in lieu of slavery ending; 22013

 

Whitaker, Samuel to Joseph Whitaker, 1865/4/24 (from Reading); Topics include: death in the family; 22014

 

Whitaker, Grace to “grandchildren”, 1865/4/26 (from Mont Clare); Topics include: family news; 22015

 

Envelope; 22016

 

Whitaker, Grace to “children”, 1865 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: health, women; 22016

 

“grandmother” to “granddaughter”, 1865/10/17 (from Oak Spring); Note: marginalia reads Eleanor Hall Ramsay; Topics include: health, weddings; 22017

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1866/1/14 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: prospects of selling a farm in Maryland; 22018

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Whitaker, 1864/9/26 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: prices of crops; 21019

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1866/10/11 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: health, father’s fall; 22020

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Pennypacker, 1868/1/1 (from Mont Clare, PA); 22021

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Pennypacker, 1868/7/21 (from Mont Clare, PA); 22022

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Pennypacker, 1869/12/14 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: price of posts and rails; 22023

 

Whitaker, Joseph to William P.C. Pennypacker, 1869/12/22 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: Christmas gift; 22024

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1870/12/25 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: business; 22025

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1871/1/12 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: business, 22026

 

Thompson, Charles Impey to William P.C. Whitaker, 1871/7/5 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: family news, financial matters; 22027

 

Thompson, Charles Impey to William P.C. Whitaker, 1871/7/10 (from Mont Clare, PA); 22028

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1871/9/9 (from Philadelphia); 22029

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1875/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matter, 22030

 

Pennypacker, Samuel W. to “uncle”[William P.C. Whitaker], 1875/7/13 (from Philadelphia); 22031

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1875/9/14 (from Philadelphia); Note: includes bill and receipt for Samuel and William Whitaker’s schooling dated 1827; 22032-22033

 

financial statement for the estate of Sarah A. Whitaker, compiled by Samuel W. Pennypacker, [1875]; 22034

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1876; Note: includes bill; 22035

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1876/11/6 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: visit to “newly found relatives”; 22036

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1879/7/2 (from Philadelphia); 22037

 

Lee, Otto S. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1879/12/17 (from Bel Air, MD); Topics include: bill collection; 22038

 

Hopkins, J. Thomas C. to William P.C. Whitaker, 1879/12/24 (from Bel Air, MD); Topics include: financial matter; 22039

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1883/1/1 (from Dover); 22040

 

Whitaker, Joseph R. to “brother”, 1883/7/9 (from Dover); Topics include: financial matter, farming; 22041

 

Whitaker, George P. to “nephew”, 1874/3/2 (from Principio Firnace, MD); Topics include: dispute over land donated for a public school house; 22042

 

Brand, W.F. to “cousin”, n.d. (from Emmonton, MD); Topics include: letter of thanks; 22043

 

Brand, S. McHenry to “Ellen and Grace”, 1904/9/9 (from Emmonton, MD); Topics include: death of Sally Williams; 22044

 

Brand, W.F. to “cousin”, 1904/10/18 (from Emmonton, MD); 22045

 

Brand, S. McHenry to Grace, 1905/12/25 (from Emmonton, MD); Topics include: family news and health, 22046

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1908/4/11 (Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: recollections of her school days at Kimberton in the 1830s, loss of family property referred to as Mount Pleasant; 22047

 

financial statement related to the last will and testament of Joseph Whitaker, prepared by Joseph R. Whitaker, [1875]; 22048

 

financial statement for the estate of Sarah A. Whitaker, prepared by Samuel W, Pennypacker, [1874], 22049

 

Whitaker, J. Elizabeth to “nephew”, n.d.; Topics include: dam at Mt. Holly, NJ, 22050

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1912/4/16 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: comments about Isaac R. Pennypacker’s book, 22051

 

Thompson, J.W. to (“cousin”) Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1914/3/11 (from Mont Clare, PA); 22052

 

Thompson, Gertrude (Whitaker) to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1913/4/4 (from Mont Clare, PA); Topics include: reminiscences, Dr. Jacob Pennypacker, her wedding; 22053

 

Thompson, J.W. to (“cousin”) Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1914/4/20 (from Philadelphia, PA); Topics include: plans to meet, family history; 22054

 

Whitaker, Albert C. to (“cousin”) Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1916/4/3 (from Principio Furnace, MD); Topics include: death of George P. Whitaker’s widow; 22055

 

Whitaker, Albert C. to (“cousin”) Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1918/10/29 (from Wheeling, WV); Topics include: request for family history regarding the Whitaker genealogy; 22056

 

Pennypacker, Sarah C. to (“cousin”) Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1934/10/15 (from Germantown, PA); Topics include: thoughts on history, writings of Isaac R. Pennypacker; 22057

 

Pennypacker, Isaac R. to “Ellen”, 1916/5/10 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: description of a home; 22058

 

Lee, Mary E. to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1919/4/15; Topics include: story of a fugitive rebel in Maryland during the Civil War, family history, Daughters of the American Revolution; 22059

  

Pennypacker, Charlotte (Whitaker) to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1918 (from Scranton); Topics include: family news, club women and the War [World War I]; 22060

 

Fackenthal, B.F. to B.F. Fackenthal Jr., 1887/8/3 (from Easton, PA); Note: Typed copy of original. Context of the letter appears in the heading as follows, “On receiving a copy of the manuscript of the chapter in Durham Township to be published in Battle’s History of Buck’s County”; Topics include: historical research, profits at Durham in the 1850s, iron business, comments on recipient’s manuscript, Thomas Long, Benjamin Riegel; 22061

 

Pennypacker, Charlotte Ellen to “grandfather”, 1934/10/20 (from Smith College, Northampton, MA); Topics include: leisure, school; 22062

 

Whitaker, Ellen Ramsay to “Lottie” [Charlotte (Whitaker) Pennypacker], 1927; Topics include: family news; 22063

 

Pennypacker, James A. to “Uncle Isaac”[Isaac A. Pennypacker], 1934/10/14 (Cranford, NJ); Topics include: comment on Isaac Pennypaker’s address titled “Fort Beversrode and Beyond”, lobbying activity; 22064

 

Whitaker, Joseph Clifford to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1918/5/25 (from Phoenixville, PA); Topics include: recollections of life at the Hill School in Pottstown; 22065

 

Arndt, John S. to Isaac R. Pennypacker, 1930/1/7 (from Philadelphia); Topics include: financial matter; 22066