Zook Family papers

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Collection Title: Zook Family papers

Collection Number: 123

Dates of Collection: 1848 to 1904, bulk 1870 to 1890

Box Numbers: 1-9

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Biography:

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Biography: 

Jacob M. Zook born in 1821 lived for the greater part of his life on the same farm in Exton, PA that his great-grandfather Mortiz Zug had purchased in 1770. Jacob Sr. farmed for the majority of his adulthood and operated a lime quarry on this property in Exton from approximately 1856 to 1882.  He was a devoted Quaker and active in local politics.  He held a number of positions in Chester County government including county commissioner and school director.  He died on the family farm in Exton in 1891

Jacob married Rebecca Ashbridge of Downingtown, PA, the wealthy daughter of Geroge Ashbridge, and had four children: Jane Downing Zook, Mary Ashbridge Zook (b. 1851), Rachel V.A. Zook (b. 1853), Elizabeth Zook (b. 1855) and Jacob M. Zook (b.1860).  Rebecca (Ashbridge) Zook died in 1861.  After their mother’s death, the Zook children were educated in Philadelphia.  Upon reaching adolescence, they shared time between Philadelphia and Exton assisting their father and helping to raise their young brother. As adults, Jane and Rachel operated and taught at a boarding school in Philadelphia while Mary remained for much of her life in Exton with her father.  In 1881 Jane broke off a wedding engagement with a socially well connected man in New York City.  In 1887, Jane took a position in South Carolina home schooling the children of a well to do southern family.  Jane returned to Pennsylvania and in 1891 married Phillip P. Chase.  Jane would be the only one of the Zook sisters to marry.  The Zook sisters traveled frequently during their lives visiting friends and relatives in the Midwest and New England states. 

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

The large majority of the collection contains correspondence with only 8 folders of non-correspondence that include receipts/bills, creative writing, invitations, pamphlets/circulars, trade/calling cards.  The majority of the correspondence relates to Jacob Zook Sr. and his children Rachel, Elizabeth, Mary, Jane and Jacob Jr.  The collection is separated into four series:

 

Series I – Family Correspondence

Series II -- Personal Correspondence

Series III – Business  Correspondence

Series IV – Non-correspondence/Unidentified/Partially Identified Correspondence

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

Series I – Family correspondence

Includes the letters of the Zook sisters, daughters of Jacob Zook Sr. of Exton PA.  Also includes the letters of Jacob Zook Jr. as well as in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews of the Zook family.  The Zook children began writing letters at a young age.  The letters of the Zook sisters provides candid dialogue regarding their health, family news and social life from childhood into adulthood.  Jane D. Zook details her experience as a teacher including her time in Highland, North Carolina teaching the children of the Ravenel/Prioleau family

Cousin Elhanen Zook’s letters details his employment as civil engineer for the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska (B&MR).  Frank Zook (Elahanen’s brother) was also a civil engineer for a number of railroad companies in California.  Letters from cousins Elahenen and Frank Zook provides details of their employment as engineers surveying railroad lines as well as their observations of the west and its people.  Letters to Mary Zook from Mary (Hinkle) Zook wife of Frank Zook offers a candid perspective of her life in California with her engineer husband.  

Elizabeth “Leib” Zook’s letters from Fort Monroe, VA detail her life as a nurse during the Civil War.  Elizabeth Zook was the sister She died in 1865.

Series II – Personal correspondence

The Zook sisters had a circle of close friends and acquaintances who make up the largest majority of the Zook’s personal correspondence.  The largest single representative in series II is Anna Flowers Paul, a schoolmate, who offered candid observations on social relations.  Paul lived in Philadelphia on Chestnut Street and appears to have relocated to Newport, Rhode Island in the summer months. 

Series III – Unidentified/Partially Identified Correspondence

Includes correspondence related to the reform activity and professional lives of the Zook sisters.  Includes ten letters from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, an organization supported by Mary Zook. [Letters to Mary Zook from foreign missionaries can be found in Series II – Personal Correspondence].  Also includes correspondence from Harvard University regarding examinations for women, which includes a printed schedule as well as rules and regulations for test taking.

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The collection is arranged alphabetically by author.  Author’s with multiple letters or a primary family name are in their own folder.  Individual folders are labeled with the name of the author.  All other letters have been consolidated alphabetically into folders of approximately 15 to 20 letters.  These folders are labeled with the range of surnames they contain (ie: Anderson to Ashbrook) followed by the number of letters in that folder.

 

Nicknames:

“Bessie” = Elizabeth Zook

“Bertie” = Bertha B. (Reynolds) Zook

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Series I – Zook, Family Correspondence

 

Box 1

Folder 1/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Geo. to Ashbridge, Phebe, 10 letters, 1881-1887

Includes the following:

            Ashbridge, George, 1 letter, [?] (from Philadelphia) to “mother”

            Ashbridge, Hannah, 1 letter, 1882 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Ashbridge, Jane, 2 letters, [?] (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            Ashbridge, Mary R., 6 letters, 1881-1887 (from Grove Bank) to Jane D. Zook

            Ashbridge, Phebe H., 1 letter (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

 

Folder 2/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Rachel S., 21 letters, 1865-1866

Note: 1833-1916, sister of Rebecca (Ashbridge) Zook [d. 1861] who was the wife of Jacob Zook Sr.

To: “Ratie”[Rachel V.A. Zook]; Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia; East Caln (PA); West Whiteland (PA); Exton (PA)

Topics include: mentions celebrations in Philadelphia related to Union victories in the Civil War; advice to her niece who was attending school in Philadelphia; family

news and activities; Jacob M. Zook Jr.

 

Folder 3/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Rachel S., 18 letters, 1868-1885

Note: Includes letter co-written with Rachel V.A. Zook

To: Mary [Zook]; Rachel [V.A. Zook]; Jane [D. Zook]

From: Exton (PA); East Caln (PA); Newport; Philadelphia

Topics include: social visits; clothes and apparel; school; engagement/marriage

 

Folder 4/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Rachel S., 11 letters, 1886-1889

Note: One letter written in French

To: Rachel [V.A. Zook]; Jane [D. Zook]; Mary [F. Zook]

From: Exton (PA); Philadelphia; Dresden; Nuremberg; Baden Baden

Topics include: family health; trip to Europe; details about ocean voyage; description of and experience in Germany and Switzerland

 

Folder 5/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Rachel S., 16 letters, n.d.

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia

 

Folder 6/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Richard J.D., 9 letters, 1881-1890

To: Mary [F. Zook]; Rachel [V.A. Zook]

From: Camp Workman; Little Falls (MN); “Camp on French River”; Dickson (WV)

Topics include: building railroad line; northern Minnesota; details of the work camp; working for the railroad

 

Folder 7/1/123 – Correspondence

Ashbridge, Thomazine, 12 letters, 1864-1890, 1916

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Philadelphia; West Whiteland (PA); Spring Lake Beach (NJ)

Topics include: wedding; social life; family news

 

Folder 8/1/123 – Correspondence

Chase, M.B. to Chase, Isabel, 5 letters, 1882-1904

Includes the following:

            Chase, M.B., 1 letter, 1891 to Jeanne Zook

            Chase, R., 1 letter, 1882 (from Chestnut Hill) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Chase, V. Bailey, 1 letter, 1894 (from Philadelphia) to “Jancy” Zook

            Chase, Isabel, 2 letters, 1904 (from Haverford, PA; Exton, PA) to “Aunt Betty”

[Elizabeth Zook]

 

Folder 9/1/123 – Correspondence

Chase, Mary Ashbridge, 15 letters, 1904, n.d

Note: Majority of letters are not dated

To: Aunt Betty [Elizabeth Zook]

From: Exton (PA); Pinehurst (NH)

Topics include: family news

 

Folder 10/1/123 – Correspondence

Chase, Phillips P., 20 letters, 1880-1904

Note: Includes a sketch by the author

To: Jane D. Zook; Rachel [A.V.] Zook; Betty [Zook]

From: Philadelphia; Madison

Topics includes: real estate business; courting

 

Folder 11/1/123 – Correspondence

Dunwoody, Annie J., 6 letters, 1861-1865

To: Mary F. [Zook]

From: Beaver Mills; Exton

Topics include: mentions events relating to Civil War; family news; school

 

Folder 12/1/123 – Correspondence

Dunwoody, Jos. to Hunter, 6 letters, 1883-1891

Includes the following:

            Dunwoody, Jos. P., 3 letters, 1883 (from Philadelphia; Atlantic City) to “cousin”

            Garrett, H.R., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Rachel Zook

            Garrett, John B., 1 letter, 1891 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            Hunter, L.M., 1 letter, 1893 (from Morgantown) to “niece”

 

Folder 13/1/123 – Correspondence

Jacobs, Mary S., 5 letters, 1865, 1874, n.d.

To: Rachel Zook  

From: Summit Hall

 

Folder 14/1/123 – Correspondence

Massey, Rachel V., 10 letters, 1853, 1861-1866

To: “cousin”; Bessie Took

From: Philadelphia; West Chester

Topics include: family news and health

 

Folder 15/1/123 – Correspondence

Mast, Isaac Newton, 5 letters, 1883-1886

To: Jane Zook

From: Ottumwa (IA); Indianapolis (IN)

Topics include: working for the Ottumwa Starch Co.; life in Iowa; thoughts on Charles Dickens; opinion on class differences; family news; opinion of Ben Hur

 

Folder 16/1/123 – Correspondence

Mast, Julia (Bennet), 3 letters, 1882-1883

Note: Includes a letter from her daughter[?], Annie

To: Jane [Zook] 

From: Ottumwa (IA)

Topics include: daily activity; praise for Jane Zook’s photograph; Shakespeare class

 

Folder 16A/1/123 – Correspondence

Myers, Sidney, 2 letters, 1854, 1888

To: Rebecca A. Zook; “Jeanie” [Jane D. Zook]

From: Lancaster

 

Folder 17/1/123 – Correspondence

Rhoads, Anna to Rhoads, Sophie, 11 letters, 1870-1889

Includes the following:

            Rhoads, Anna, 4 letters, 1873, 1882-1883 (from Ashley) to Mary [Zook]

            Rhoads, Beulah M., 1 letter, 1889 (from Haddonfield) to “cousin”

            Rhoads, Chas., 1 letter, 1889 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Rhoads, James E., 3 letters, 1888 (from Bryn Mawr, PA) to Jane D. Zook

            Rhoads, Phebe, 1 letter, n.d. (from Newtown Square) to “cousin”

            Rhoads, Sophie, 1 letter, 1870 (from [Philadelphia]) to Mary [Zook]

 

Folder 18/1/123 – Correspondence

Sharpless, Helen F., 9 letters, 1879-1888, n.d.

Note: Includes letter written by E.B. Sharpless (1858)

To: Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Eugene City (OR); Philadelphia; Luzerne; Edinburgh; Linden (MA);

Topics include: life in the west; trip to Europe

 

Folder 18A/1/123 – Correspondence

Thomas, Pattie G., 2 letters, 1883

To: Rachel V.A. Zook

From: [not specified]

 

Folder 19/1/123 – Correspondence

Todd, John L., 6 letters, 1882-1884

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Alton Junction (IL); Paris (IL)

 

Folder 20/1/123 – Correspondence

Todd, Gertrude K. (Zook), , 1878-1888,  20 letters

To: Jen [Hornberger]; Jane [Zook]

From: Louisiana (MO); Roadhouse (IL); Paris (IL)

Topics include: St. Louis Fair; “flirting”; marriage; family news; daily life; reading/books

 

Folder 21/1/123 – Correspondence

Wheeler, Elmira A. (Zook), 6 letters, 1877-1879, 1887, 1896, n.d.

To: Rachel [Zook]; Janie [Zook]

From: Palo Alto (PA); Eaton

 

Folder 22/1/123 – Correspondence

Wheeler, Lewis to Wheeler, Lizzie, 6 letters, 1878-1889

Includes the following:

            Wheeler, Lewis, 2 letters, 1878 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Wheeler, Lizzie, 4 letters, 1882-1889 (from Reading, PA; Roadhouse, IL) to

Rachel V.A. Zook

 

Box 2

Folder 23/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Bertha B. (Reynolds), 14 letters, 1885-1889

Note: Wife of Elhanen Zook

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Denver (CO); Akron (CO);

Topics include: surveying land for the railroad; impressions of Denver; reading/books; buying land; family news 

 

Folder 24/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth “Leib”, 6 letters, 1862-1865

Note: Author died in Virginia, 1865.

To: Mary F. Zook; Jacob M. Zook Jr.; “mother”;

From: Washington (DC); Fort Monroe (VA); Hampton Hospital (VA);

Topics include: work as a nurse during the Civil War; impressions of Washington DC; death of a fellow nurse; description of the character and situation of an 

emancipated slave; visiting battlefields in Virginia after the war.

           

Folder 25/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 21 letters, 1864-1865, n.d.

Note: Includes letters co-written with Jane D. Took, Jacob M. Took Jr., Jacob M. Zook

Sr., and Rachel V.A. Zook

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton, PA

Topics include: description of her birthday; detailed description of daily activities

 

Folder 26/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 22 letters, 1868-1872

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Exton (PA); Philadelphia

Topics include: detailed description of daily activities; school; social life; clothes and apparel; reading/books.

 

Folder 27/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 19 letters, 1873-1879

To: Mary F. Took; Jane D. Zook 

From: Philadelphia; Exton

Topics include: visiting Penn Hospital with the Flower Mission in Philadelphia; social life; daily activity; looking for a home in Philadelphia; clothes and apparel; school;

leisure.

 

Folder 28/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 17 letters, 1880-1881

To: Jane D. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Newport (RI); Philadelphia

Topics include: social life; family news; details of the health and treatment of Jacob

Zook Sr.; visits to Newport; weddings

 

Folder 29/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 19 letters, 1882

To: Mary Zook; Jane D. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Philadelphia; Roadhouse (IL); Ottumwa (IA)

Topics include: health and doctor visits; daily activity; looking for a home in Philadelphia; visit to Illinois and Iowa; social life.

 

Folder 30/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 16 letters, 1883-1884

To: Jane D. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Philadelphia

Topics include: daily life on the family farm in Exton; social life; reading/books; health and doctor visits.

 

Folder 31/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 13 letters, 1885

Note: Includes letter co-written with Rachel V.A. Zook

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia

Topics include: operating a boarding house in Philadelphia; social life; mentions shopping at Wannamaker’s in Philadelphia; clothes and apparel.

 

Folder 32/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 27 letters, 1886-1892

To: Racel V.A. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Philadelphia; Nantucket; Haverford College

Topics include: social life; shopping; care of her sick friend Anne; daily activity

  

Folder 33/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elizabeth, 29 letters, n.d.

To: Jane D. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Newport; Philadelphia

 

Folder 34/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elhanen, 17 letters, 1879-1880

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Republican City (NE); Alma (NE); Bellville (KS); Superior (NE); Centre Mound

(KS); Spring Valley (NE); Rock Creek (NE); Spring Creek (NE)

Topics include: working as an engineer for the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska; descriptions of Nebraska and surrounding area; life in his work camp; interactions with American Indians; discovery of large bones and teeth at a work site.

 

Folder 35/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Elhanen, 21 letters, 1881-1885

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Rock Creek (NE); Liberty (NE); Pawnee (NE); Lincoln (NE); Rock Springs (CO);

Fremont’s Butte (CO); Beatrice (NE); Akron (CO); Denver (CO)

Topics include: town construction in Nebraska; Christmas; thoughts on the people who migrate west; job prospects; fire in the town of Pawnee; move to Colorado and a new railroad job as superintendent of repairs.

Folder 36/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 22 letters, 1874-1875

Note: Includes pamphlet titled: “Grace Church, Easter Services 1875”

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Greene Lake (CA); Pope Canyon (CA) Pope Mountain Camp (CA); San

Francisco (CA); “On board S.S. Acapulco”; Novato (CA); Petaluma (CA); San

Rafael (CA)  

Topics include: working as an engineer for the railroad in California; surveying; description of his work camp and fellow workers; California scenery; description of San Francisco; church attendance; observations on railroad construction.

 

Folder 37/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 22 letters, 1876

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Petaluma (CA); San Rafael (CA);

Topics include: work for the Sonoma and Marin Railroad Company; burning of the workshops at the state prison at San Quentin; leisure; building a railroad tunnel; description of San Francisco bay; description of his California acquaintances; description of his future wife.

 

Folder 38/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 18 letters, 1877

To: Mary F. Zook

From: San Rafael (CA); Olimpali (CA)

Topics include: job prospects; dispute with his employer; mentions the railroad strike (1877); local elections; leisure

 

Folder 39/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 18 letters, 1878

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Petaluma (CA); San Francisco (CA); Lake View (NV)

Topics include: work for the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad Company; weddings; examining mines in Nevada; visit to Salt Lake City; social life; boarding in San Francisco.

 

Folder 40/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 21 letters, 1879-1880

To: Mary F. Zook

From: San Francisco (CA); San Diego (CA); El Rio (CA); Sonoma (CA);

Sacramento (CA)

Topics include: difficulty finding permanent work; opinion of the Chinese; leisure; mining business in Southern California; working for the Sonoma Valley Railroad; wedding plans; description of his wedding day; railroad lawsuits; election (1880) 

 

Folder 41/2/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Frank Kurtz, 6 letters, 1881-1883

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Sonoma (CA)

Topics include: birth of his son

 

Box 3

Folder 42/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Jr., 20 letters, 1865-1871

Note: A number appear to have been dictated by one of JMZ’s sister’s.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton

Topics include: youthful observations of daily life

 

Folder 43/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Jr., 8 letters, 1872, 1881, 1893-1896

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel Zook

From: Exton (PA); Madison (CT); Philadelphia (PA); San Antonio (TX)

Topics include: wedding; description of Madison; real estate business

 

Folder 44/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 13 letter, 1865

Note: To: “children”; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: farming; family news; health of friends and family; social visiting; disownment (Quaker) 

 

Folder 45/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 21 letters, 1866

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: family news; health of friends and family; social visiting farming; lime production; mentions a quarry

 

Folder 46/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 17 letters, 1866

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: farming; family news; health of friends and family; social visiting

 

Folder 47/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 22 letters, 1868-1877

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Exton

Topics include: farming; family news; health of friends and family; social visiting

 

Folder 48/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 16 letters, 1879-1881

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Elizabeth Zook

From: Exton; West Chester; Louisiana [MO]

Topics include: farming; family news; health of friends and family; social visiting

 

Folder 49/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 21 letters, 1882-1885

Note: Includes a letter co-written with Rachel V.A. Zook

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Elizabeth Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Cape May (NJ); Nantucket

Topics include: daily activity while in New Jersey and Nantucket; family news; health of friends and family

 

Folder 50/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 18 letters, 1886-1887

Note: Includes letterhead with the following: “Building Lime a Specialty, J.M. Zook,

Burner and Dealer in Lime”

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Elizabeth Zook; Jane D. Zook

From: Exton; Altoona (PA);

Topics include: farming; family news; health of friends and family; Jacob Zook Jr.’s work in real estate

 

Folder 51/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 19 letters, 1888-1891

To: Jane D. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook; Mary F. Zook; Elizabeth Zook

From: Exton

Topics include: family news; health of friends and family; social visits; farming; finances

 

Folder 52/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jacob M., Sr., 7 letters, n.d.

To: Elizabeth Zook; Mary F. Zook; 

From: [Exton]

 

Folder 53/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 22 letters, 1865-1866

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton

Topics include: youthful observations of daily life

 

Folder 54/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 18 letters, 1868-1876

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Exton; Palo Alto (PA); Philadelphia (PA)

Topics include: daily life; reading/books; experience in an unfamiliar town; clothes and apparel; social life

 

Folder 55/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 22 letters, 1877-1886

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook; Jacob Zook Sr.;

From: Philadelphia (PA); Mt. Desert [ME]; Nantucket (MA); Newport (RI); Ottumwa (IA);

            Bridgeton (NJ); Greenwich

Topics include: description of school and classmates; trip by boat from Boston to Maine; social life; family news; recuperative trip with father; description of Nantucket

 

Folder 56/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 22 letters, 1887-1889, n.d.

Note: Letter dated March 17, 1887 includes a sketched floor plan of the home in which the author lived while tutoring children in North Carolina

To: Elizabeth Zook; Mary F. Zook;

From: Highland (NC); Walhalla (SC); Philadelphia

Topics include: sickness during her trip south; description of her accommodations with the Ravenel family in North Carolina; teaching and daily life in North Carolina; southern life; school business; financial struggles in Philadelphia; second summer with the Ravenel’s

 

Folder 57/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 9 letters, 1889-1892

Note: Author’s signed her married name as J.D.Z. Chase. Author married Philip P.

Chase in 1891.

To: Rachel Zook; “Polly” [Mary F. Zook]; Elizabeth Zook

From: Haverford College; Philadelphia (PA); Exton (PA)

Topics include: married life; her daughter, Mary

 

Folder 58/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 11 letters, n.d.

To: Elizabeth Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Philadelphia

 

Folder 59/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Jane D., 17 letters, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia (PA); Washington Station

 

Folder 60/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary (Hinkle), 19 letters, 1880-1884

Note: Wife of Frank K. Zook, married 1880

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Sonoma (CA); San Luis Obispo (CA); Petaluma (CA);  San Rafael (CA)

Topics include: domestic work; married life; husband’s work with the railroad; dancing; photographs; church services; transient lifestyle; care of her baby

 

Folder 61/3/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary (Hinkle), 19 letters, 1885-1886

To: Mary F. Zook

From: San Rafael (CA); San Francisco (CA)

Topics include: activities of her son, Edgar; reading/books; opinion of William Dean Howell’s female characters; boarding in San Francisco; thoughts on divorce; earthquakes; husband’s work  

 

BOX 4

Folder 62/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary (Hinkle), 18 letters, 1887-1888

To: Mary F. Zook

From: San Francisco (CA)

Topics include: her son, Edgar; Christmas; boarding in San Francisco; reading/books; opinion of Frankenstein; death of her brother; her husband’s absence b/c of work

 

Folder 63/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary (Hinkle), 20 letters, 1889, n.d.

Note: Includes printed circular of sermons from St. Luke’s Church

To: Mary F. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: San Francisco (CA); New York (NY); Philadelphia (PA)

Topics include: reading/books; trip to the east; renting a furnished house (CA); description of rented house; searching for a house (CA)

 

Folder 64/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 18 letters, 1865-1870

To: Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Philadelphia (PA); Exton (PA); West Chester (PA)

Topics include: family news; attending school; social life; Christmas presents; clothes and apparel

 

Folder 65/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 19 letters, 1871-1878

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook

From: Newport (RI); Exton (PA); Palo Alto (PA); Philadelphia (PA)

Topics include: train journey to Newport; life in Newport; family news; reading/books; attending a Strauss concert in Boston; daily life; social life; gossip

 

Folder 66/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 19 letters, 1879-1885

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; “Jeanne”; Jane D. Zook

From: Exton (PA); Moorestown (NJ)

Topics include: wedding; social life; family news; taking in an orphan; health of family and friends; domestic work; gossip

 

Folder 67/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 22 letters, 1886-1890, 1904-1905, n.d.

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Elizabth Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: health of family and friends; social life; gossip; birthday presents

 

Folder 68/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 20 letters, n.d.

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; “Betty” [Elizabeth Zook]

From: Exton (PA); Philadelphia (PA); Haverford (PA)

 

Folder 69/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Mary F., 19 letters, n.d.

To: Jane D. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

 

Folder 70/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Marianna, 6 letters, 1 clipping, 1863-1866, 1886, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: West Whiteland (PA); Narberth (PA)

 

Folder 71/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel M., 3 letters, 1893, n.d.

To: “Niece” [Elizabeth Zook]; Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia

 

Folder 72/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 13 letters, 1865

Note: Includes letters co-written with Jacob M. Zook, Sr.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: youthful accounts of daily life and social life; clothes and apparel; shopping in West Chester

 

Folder 73/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 24 letters, 1866

Note: Includes letter co-written with Jane D. Zook, Elizabeth Zook

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton (PA)

Topics include: youthful accounts of daily life and social life; school

 

Folder 74/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 21 letters, 1868-1875

To: Mary F. Zook; “Betty” [Elizabeth Zook]; “Janet”; Jane D. Zook

From: Reading (PA); Philadelphia (PA); Newport (RI); Palo Alto (PA) Exton (PA);

Topics include: social life; health of family and friends; traveling by train; shopping; leisure; gossip; treatment for her sick brother; boat trip from New York to Newport; activities in Newport;

 

Folder 75/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 23 letters, 1877-1880

Note: Includes a letter dictated by RVAZ from Lewis C. Wheeler

To: Mary F. Zook; “Janet”; Janet D. Zook

From: Exton (PA); Newport (RI); Philadelphia (PA); New York (NY)

Topics include: Quaker meeting; social life; brother Jacob’s education; social life; daily life; her sister Jane’s engagement to a man [Frank Schell] from New York; clothes and apparel

 

Folder 76/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 16 letters, 1884-1885

To: “family”; Mary F. Zook

From: Nantucket; Philadelphia

Topics include:operating a boarding house in Philadelphia; social life; teaching in Philadelphia [private study]; gossip; housekeeping

 

Folder 77/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 12 letters, 1886

To: Mary F. Zook; “Jane Ann”

From: Philadelphia; Exton; Elm (PA);

Topics include: social life; trip with her father; gossip

 

Folder 78/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 11 letters, 1887-1891

To: “Miss Lamb”; Mary F. Zook; Jane D. Zook; Jane Ann Zook;

From: Philadelphia; Exton

Topics include: social life; Quakers and military service; family news; Jacob Zook’s real estate business; health of family and friends

 

Folder 79/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 18 letters, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Newport; Philadelphia; Nantucket

 

Folder 80/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 15 letters, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia; Palo Alto (PA); Exton

 

Folder 81/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Rachel V.A., 17 letters, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook; “Janet” [Jane D. Zook]; Jacob M. Zook, Jr.

From: Exton; Philadelphia

 

Folder 82/4/123 – Correspondence

Zook, Tammie, 6 letters, 1862-1867

To: “Cousin Mary” [Zook]

From: [Philadelphia]; Westtown Seminary

 
Series II – Zook, personal correspondence

Box 5

Folder 83/5/123 – Correspondence

Allen to Bacon, 4 letters, 1877-1910

Includes the following:

            Allen, [?], 1 letter, 1910 (from Newport, RI) to “Betty”

            B____, Molly, 1 letter, n.d. (from Red Bank) to “M’lle Took”

            Bacon, J. Murray, 1 letter, 1880 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Bacon, Rebecca E., 1 letter, 1877 (from Ruscomber) to “friend”

 

Folder 84/5/123 – Correspondence

Bettle, Carrie, 8 letters, 1879-1882

To: “Jen”[Jane D. Zook]

From: Oaklands (NJ); Camden (NJ); Jefferson (NH)

Topics include: social life; gossip

 

Folder 84A/5/123 – Correspondence

Bettle, Mary, 3 letters, 1886

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Oakland Hills, NJ

 

Folder 85/5/123 – Correspondence

Boone, Carrie, 18 letters, 1885

To: Mary F. Zook

From: St. Mary’s Hall, Burlington (NJ); Riverside (CT)

Topics include: boarding school; shopping in Philadelphia; clothes and apparel

 

Folder 86/5/123 – Correspondence

Boone, Carrie, 12 letters, 1 pamphlet, 1886-1890

Note: Pamphlet includes a list of performances for the author’s school concert.

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Prussia; Chattanooga (TN); Sewanee (TN); Shanghai (China)

Topics include: journey by boat; gossip about travel companions; attending a

Moravian school in Prussia; details about her daily life at school; Kinderfest; excursions; impression of the [United States] South; attending Shakespeare plays; marriage engagement; details about her wedding dress.

 

Folder 87/5/123 – Correspondence

Boone, H. to Brown., 12 letters, 1885-1886

Includes the following:

Boone, Henrietta, 3 letters, 1886 (from London (England); Kansas City) to “Miss

[Mary] Zook”

            Boone, Thomas, 1 letter, 1886 (from Savannah, GA) to “Miss [Mary] Zook”

            Boone, Wm., 8 letter, 1885-1886 (from Japan; Putnam, CT; Staten Island, NY;

Prussia) to Mary F. Zook; Topics include: care of his daughter, Carrie

Boone

            Brown, Charlotte Augusta, 1 letter, n.d. to “Miss Zook”         

 

Folder 88/5/123 – Correspondence

Buck, Sidney E.R., 11 letters

Note: A few letters written partly in French

To: “Jennie”; Mary F. Zook;  

From: Bridgeton (NJ); Lancaster (PA)

Topics include: social life

 

Folder 89/5/123 – Correspondence

Bunting to Cook, 10 letters, 1865-1888

Includes the following:

            Bunting, Anita M., 1 letter, 1888 (from Darby, PA) to “Miss Zook”     

            Cochran, M.B., 1 letter, 1882 (from Philadelphia, PA) to Jane D. Zook

            Collins, Sarah C., 3 letters, 1870-1874 (from Philadelphia, PA) to Mary F. Zook

            Cook, Fannie L., 1 letter, 1865 (from Charleston, SC) to Mary F. Zook

            Cope, Laura, 1 letters, 1879 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

 

Folder 90/5/123 – Correspondence

Courtney, Mary C., 6 letters,

To: “Jeanne” [Jane D. Zook]

From: Germantown (PA); Pottsville (PA); Camden (NJ)

Topics include: employment; social life

 

Folder 91/5/123 – Correspondence

Crane to Crane, 3 letters, 1881

Includes the following:

            Crane, [?], 1 letter, n.d. (from New York, NY) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Crane, Julia, 1 letter, 1881 (from New York, NY) to Jane D. Zook

            Crane, Walter Beverly, 1 letter, 1883 (from Hanover NH) to Jane D. Zook

           

Folder 92/5/123 – Correspondence

DeSaussure, Susie B., 6 letters, 1886

Note: Contains two letters authored by people with the surname DeSaussure but with

illegible first names

To: “Miss Took”[Jane D. Zook]

From: Charleston (SC)

Includes the following: detailed description of the Charleston earthquake and its

aftermath; family news and health; Carrie Boone

 

Folder 93/5/123 – Correspondence

Dickson to Edge, 9 letters, 1848-1884

Includes the following:

            Dickson, J.S., 1 letter, 1882 (from Princeton) to Jane D. Zook

            Doyle, G.M., 2 letters, 1880 (from Ireland) to Jane D. Zook

            Downing, P., 2 letters, 1884 to Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

            Downing, Mary A., 4 letters, 1861-1866 (From West Chester, PA; Pocopson) to

Mary F. Zook

            Downing, Rich, 1 letter, n.d. to Mary F. Zook

            Edge, Jonas, 1 letter, 1848 (from Philadelphia) to Jacob Zook, Sr.

             

Folder 94/5/123 – Correspondence

Evans, Harry, 6 letters, 1881-1882

To: “friend”; Mary F. Zook

From: Fort Wayne (IN)

Topics include: daily and social life

 

Folder 95/5/123 – Correspondence

Fairlamb to Franklin, 6 letters, 1880-1904

Includes the following:

            Fairlamb, Thomazin T.C., 4 letters, 1882-1887, 1904 (from Exton) to Jane D.

Zook

            Fox, Edward B., 1 letter, 1880 (from Philadelphia) to “Dear friends”

            Franklin, Eliza, 1 letter, n.d. (from Green Bank) to “Miss Zook”

            Franklin, Marianna, 1 letter, 1888 to “Miss Zook”

 

Folder 96/5/123 – Correspondence

Fraser, Charles O., 9 letters,

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Philadelphia (PA); Blockley (PA)

Topics include: social life

 

Folder 97/5/123 – Correspondence

Grubb to Hopkins, 14 letters, 1880-1889

Includes the following:

            Grubb, J.R. Davis, 1 letter, n.d. to “Miss Zook”

            Grubb, Mary H., 1 letter, 1889 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Haines, H.E., 4 letters, 1880-1881 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Hedley, A.S., 1 letter, 1886 (from Clifton, NJ) to Mary F. Zook

            Henry, S.A., 1 letter, n.d. (from Lionville) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Hopkins, Bessie H., 6 letters, [1888] (from Providence, RI; Shady Side; Milton,

CA; Merion, PA) to “Jennie”[Jane D. Zook]

 

Folder 98/5/123 – Correspondence

Hosford, Jennie A., 14 letters

To: “Miss Zook” [Mary F. Zook]

From: Philadelphia; Hudson (NY); Ivy Hall

Topics include: social life; gossip; shopping in Philadelphia; school

 

Folder 99/5/123 – Correspondence

Howell to Howland, 2 letters, 1892

Includes the following:

            Howell, Eliza B., 1 letter, 1892 (from Germantown, PA) to “friend”

            Howland, T., 1 letter, n.d. (from Wilmington, DE) to Jane D. Zook

 

Folder 100/5/123 – Correspondence

Hudson, Letitia, 7 letters, 1878-1889

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Philadelphia (PA); Coatesville

Topics include: social life; leisure; trip to the coast of Maine

           

Folder 101/5/123 – Correspondence

Johnson, Sally W., 18 letters, 1884-1890

Note: Includes a letter from Laura C. James

To: Rachel V.A. Zook;

From: Philadelphia (PA); Upsal (PA); Lake George (NY); Stamford (CT); Virginia Beach

Topics include: social life; mentions charitable work; reading circle; Christmas; domestic workers and work; travel in New England; reading/books; 

 

Folder 102/5/123 – Correspondence

Johnson, Sally W., 9 letters, n.d.

To: Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Upsal (PA)

 

Folder 103/5/123 – Correspondence

Kerr, F.M., 1 letter, 1914

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Bryn Mawr (PA)

Topics include: sympathy for the death of Elizabeth Zook

 

Folder 104/5/123 – Correspondence

Ketcham, T. Valentine, 10 letters, 1880-1881

To: “Miss Zook” [Jane D. Zook]

From: Philadelphia (PA); Stamford (CT);

Topics include: daily rigors of college life; responses to invitations

 

Folder 105/5/123 – Correspondence

King to May, 19 letters, 1870-1891

Includes the following:

            King, Henrietta, 1 letter, 1886 (from New York, NY) to “Miss Zook

King, Sophy R., 2 letters, 1890-1891 (from Haverford College) to Rachel V.A.

Zook

Lamb, Augusta, 3 letters, 1884, 1889 (from Brookline, MA) to Rachel V.A. Zook

Lippincott, Chas., 1 letter, 1880 to “Misses Nicholson, Haston, Porter and Zook”

Longstreth, B.T., 1 letter, 1873 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

Longstreth, M.A., 3 letters, 1870, 1882 (from Philadelphia) to Mary Zook,

Rachel Zook

Longstreth, T.K., 1 letter, 1879 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

Loos, Bertha C., 1 letter, 1889 (from Scranton, PA) to “Miss Zook”; Note:

includes clipping about the “Loos-Baker Wedding”

            Marks, Wm. D., 1 letter, 1880 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Mathews, C.R., 1 letter, 1886 (from Philadelphia) to “Miss Zook”

            May, Mary, 4 letters, 1881-1882 (from Germantown, PA) to Jane D. Zook

 

Folder 106/5/123 – Correspondence

McKim, 3 letters, 1886

Includes the following:

            McKim, J. Leighton, 1 letter, 1886 (from Burlington, NJ) to Mary Zook

            McKim, Sarah F., 2 letters, 1886 (from Burlington, NJ) to Mary Zook; Topics

include: Carrie Boone

 

Folder 107/5/123 – Correspondence

Moore, Henrietta, 10 letters, 1882-1891

Note: [African American girl and student of Elmira (Zook) Wheeler]

To: Jane D. Zook: Mary F. Zook; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: Clifton Heights (PA); New York, NY; Philadelphia (PA)

 

Folder 108/5/123 – Correspondence

Morris to Nicholson, 10 letters, 1881-1888

Includes the following:

            Morris, Ellen, 1 letter, 1883 (from Dundale) to “Miss Zook”

            Morris, Mary, 3 letters, 1888 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook, Mary F.

Zook

            Neal, James B., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Newhall, Abby, 1 letter, 1885 to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Nicholson, J.W., 3 letters, 1881-1882 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Nicholson, Katie C., 1 letter, 1881 to “Jen”

           

Folder 108A/5/123 – Correspondence

Nicholson, Marnie C., 17 letters, 1874-1879

To: “Jen” [Jane D. Zook]; Mary [F. Zook]

From: Philadelphia; New York City; Atlantic City

 

Folder 108B/5/123 – Correspondence

Nicholson, Marnie C., 22 letters, 1880-1884, n.d.

To: “Jen” [Jane D. Zook]

From: Atlantic City; Philadelphia; Yonkers

 

Folder 108C/5/123 – Correspondence

Oliver to Parrish, 7 letters, 1881-1886

Includes the following:

Oliver, Charles A., 5 letters, 1885-1886 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Osborne, Amelia, 1 letters, 1886 (from Rosemont) to “Miss Zook”

            Parrish, Margaret, 1 letter, 1881 to “Miss Zook”

           

BOX 6

Folder 109/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 13 letters, 1867-1872

To: Mary F. Zook; Rachel F. Zook

From: Newport (RI); Philadelphia (PA);

Topics include: daily life; festival; courting; social life

 

Folder 110/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 17 letters, 1873 (January to April)

To: Mary F. Zook

From: “home” [Philadelphia]

Topics include: social life; description of a party with her male escort; clothes and

apparel; daily life; health of family and friends   

 

Folder 111/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 22 letters, 1873 (May to December)

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia; Newport (RI); Lynn [MA];

Topics include: daily life; domestic work; life in Newport; “young men”; baptism; health; mentions going to hear Henry Ward Beecher while in Lynn [Mass.]

 

Folder 112/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 18 letters, 1874-1876

To: Mary F. Paul

From: Newport (RI); Cincinnati (OH); Philadelphia

Topics include: social life; description of Cincinnati; time spent with “Will L.”;

daily life; activity in Newport; description of a wedding  

 

Folder 113/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 18 letters, 1877-1880

To: Mary F. Zook; “Strache” [Rachel A.V. Zook]

From: Pottstown; Newport; Bangor; Paris (France); Liverpool; “home”[Philadelphia];

Hibernia (FL) 

Topics include: activity in Newport; social life; trip to Europe (England and France); operations at a slate quarry near Bangor; trip to Florida; sailing; reading/books 

 

Folder 114/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 22 letters, 1881

To: Mary F. Zook

From: “home” [Philadelphia]; Newport; “On board the Idelwild”; Upton

Topics include: daily life; “rock party”; weddings; bicycle accident; wedding

            engagements; mentions charitable work

 

Folder 115/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 16 letters, 1882-1888

To: Mary F. Zook; “Bets”[Elizabeth Zook]; “Strache” [Rachel V.A. Zook]

From: Newport; “home” [Philadelphia]; Hamilton (Bermuda); Denver (CO)

Topics include: social life; attending a wedding in Bloomsburg; health and treatment of her father; reading/books

 

Folder 116/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 8 letters, 1889-1891, 1904

To: “Strache” [Rachel V.A. Zook]; Mary F. Zook

From: “home” [Philadelhia]; Bethlehem; Jacksonville (FL); 

Topics include: daily life; recuperative trip to the south; train travel; housekeeping

 

Folder 117/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 20 letters, n.d.

To: “Strache” [Rachel V.A. Zook]; Mary F. Zook

From: “home” [Philadelphia]; Denver (CO); Hibernia (FL)

 

Folder 118/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, Anne Flower, 20 letters, n.d.

To: “Strache” [Rachel V.A. Zook]; Mary F. Zook

From: Exton; Philadelphia; Asbury Park; Newport;

 

Folder 119/6/123 – Correspondence

Paul, 2 letters, 1892

Includes the following:

            Paul, E.W., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Rachel Zook

            Paul, Margaret, 1 letter, 1892 to Mary [F. Zook]

 

Folder 120/6/123 – Correspondence

Percy, Florence D., 12 letters, 1879-1890

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Blue Ridge Spring (VA); Norfolk (VA); Vallejo (CA); Santa Barbara (CA); U.S.

Navy Hospital, Brooklyn (NY); Philadelphia (PA)

Topics include: flirting; daily life; marriage to a Navy doctor [Tucker Percy]; leisure; archery club; Christmas; boredom 

 

Folder 121/6/123 – Correspondence

Percy, Florence D., 8 letters, n.d.

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Norfolk (VA); San Francisco (CA); Lynchburg (VA) Vallejo (CA);   

 

Folder 122/6/123 – Correspondence

Perkins, J.D., 1 letter, 1883

To: “Miss Zook”

From: Coatesville

 

Folder 123/6/123 – Correspondence

Porter, Fannie [or Fanny], 19 letters, 1869-1891, 1914

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia; Swift Water (PA)

Topics include: Christmas gifts; reading/books; weight loss; sympathy letters for the deaths of Jason Zook Sr. [1891] and Elizabeth Zook [1914]

 

Folder 124/6/123 – Correspondence

Porter, Helen B., 22 letter, 1879-1891

To: Rachel V.A. Zook; Jane D. Zook

From: Norristown (PA); Philadelphia; Georgetown; Doylestown; Moscow (PA)

Topics include: leisure; social life; flirting; Christmas; gossip; marriage

 

Folder 125/6/123 – Correspondence

Price to Reeves, 11 letters, 1873-1887

Includes the following:

            Price, Fannie S., 3 letters, 1873-1874 to Rachel V.A. Zook

Prichett, Mammie, 1 letter, 1887 (from Ardmore) to Jane D. Zook

            Pugh, Edward, 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Reeve, Chas. D., 1 letter, 1884 (from Bridgeton, NJ) to “Miss Zook”

Reeves, Bessie R., 7 letters, 1885-1887 (from Ivy Hall Seminary; Bridgeton, NJ)

to Jane D. Zook

            Richards, T.J., 1 letter, 1879 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

           

BOX 7

Folder 126/7/123 – Correspondence

Sanchat to Stewart, 20 letters, 1881-1889

Includes the following:

Sanchat, Ella, 1 letter, 1889 (from Glen Loch) to Rachel Zook

            Schell, Francis, 4 letters, 1882 (from New York; Long Beach) to Jane D. Zook;

                        Note: Jane D. Zook’s fiancée.  The couple never married.

            Schell, Helen, 1 letter, n.d. (from New York) to Jane D. Zook

            Schell, Mary, 5 letters, 1881-1882 (from New York (NY); Mohonk Lake (NY)) to

Jane D. Zook; “Franky” [Schell]; Note: includes lists that appears to be related to wedding plans

            Sellers, Jas. C., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to [illegible[

Sharp, May B., 1 letter, n.d. (from London, England) to Jane D. Zook

            Smith, Fred, 2 letters, 1884 (from Bridgeton, NJ) to “Miss Zook”

            Smith, Lydia, 3 letters, n.d (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Stevens, J.F., 1 letter, 1886 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Stewart, [?], 1 letter, 1888 to “Jennie Zook”

 

Folder 127/7/123 – Correspondence

Stewart to Stone, 12 letters, 1865-1914

Includes the following:

            Stewart, Margaret J., 8 letters, 1865-1868, n.d. to Mary F. Zook

            Stone, L.A., 2 letter, n.d. to Jane D. Zook

Stone, Amy, 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            Stone, Elizabeth A., 1 letter, 1914 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

 

Folder 128/7/123 – Correspondence

Stone, Harry M., 18 letters, 1877-1881

Note: Author worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad

To: Jane D. Zook

From: Glen Loch (PA); Oakland (PA); Toms River (NJ); Lycoming County (PA); Point

Pleasant (NJ); Fort Wayne (IN)

Topics include: employment with a railroad company; description of co-workers

 

Folder 129/7/123 – Correspondence

Taber to Todd, 19 letters, 1879-1892

Includes the following:

Taber, W.T., 3 letters, 1882 (from New York) to Jane D. Zook

Tatum, Ashton R., 7 letters, 1879-1882 (from Philadelphia; Cumberland, MD;

Lancaster, PA; Cincinnati) to Jane D. Zook

            Tatum, Richard, 1 letter, 1881 to Jane D. Zook

            Thomas, K.G., 1 letter, 1880 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Thomas, M.C., 1 letter, 1887 (from Bryn Mawr) to Jane D. Zook

            Thomas, Sydney E., 1 letter, n.d. (from Whitford) to Rachel A.V. Zook

            Todd, Clara B., 5 letters, 1888, 1892, n.d. (from Washington, DC; Philadelphia)

to “girls”; Jane D. Zook

 

Folder 130/7/123 – Correspondence

Townsend, 5 letters, 1879-1892

Includes the following:

            Townsend, J.B., 2 letter, 1892 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            Townsend, Bessie P., 3 letters, 1879-1888 (from Overbrook, PA) to Jane D.

Zook

 

Folder 131/7/123 – Correspondence

Townsend, Eleanor, 18 letters, 1864-1872

To: Mary F. Zook

From: Philadelphia; “Greystone” [Overbrook, PA];

Topics include: school; reading/books; Christmas presents; social life; leisure; gossip 

                       

Folder 132/7/123 – Correspondence

Townsend, Eleanor, 19 letters, 1873-1881

To: Mary F. Zook

From: “Greystone” [Overbrook, PA]; Cape May (NJ); 

Topics include: detailed description of a wedding; Christmas presents; social life; reading/books

 

Folder 133/7/123 – Correspondence

Townsend, Eleanor, 24 letters, 1884-1890, n.d.

To: Mary F. Zook;

From: “Greystone” [Overbrook, PA]; Moosehead Lake (ME)

Topics include: social life; reading/books; travel in New England   

 

Folder 134/7/123 – Correspondence

Van Seer to Williamson, 23 letters, 1864-1889

Includes the following:

            Van Seer, Mary, 3 letters, n.d. (from Downingtown) to Mary F. Zook

            Walker, Mary, 9 letters, 1885-1886 (from Trappe, MD) to “Miss Zook”

            Walsh, Mary L., 1 letter,  1889 (from Bethlehem, PA) to Jane D. Zook

Warden, Eleanor G., 1 letter, 1882 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Wayne, Frances C., 4 letters, 1887-1888 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook;

Rachel V.A. Zook

            Wheeler, Mifflin, 3 letters, 1879-1880 (from Pottstown) to “Miss Zook”

            Williamson, Annie L., 2 letters, 1864 (from Clifton, NJ) to Mary F. Zook

 

Folder 135/7/123 – Correspondence

Williams, Elizabeth M. (Lamb), 22 letters, 1881-1890

To: Rachel A.V. Zook; “Miss Zook”

From: Brookline, MA; Marblehead Neck, MA; Old Point Comfort, VA;

 

Folder 136/7/123 – Correspondence

Williams, Elizabeth M. (Lamb), 9 letters, n.d.

To: Rachel A.V. Zook; “Miss Zook”

From: Brookline, MA; Nantucket, MA

 

Folder 137/7/123 – Correspondence

Williams to Willits, 14 letters, 1873-1891

Includes the following:

            Williams, Frances M., 1 letter, n.d. (from Vermont) to “Miss Zook”

            Williams, Susan B., 1 letter, 1881 (from Exton) to “Miss Zook”

            Willits, J.C., 1 letter, 1875 (from Philadelphia) to “friend”

            Willits, Mabie, 6 letters, 1874 (from Philadelphia) to Mary [F. Zook]

            Willits, Sarah, 2 letters, 1873-1874 (from Philadelphia) to Mary [F. Zook]

            Wing, Asa S., 1 letter, 1889, 1891 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            Wing, Sophia R., 2 letter, 1884 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

 

Folder 138/7/123 – Correspondence

Wollerton to Young, 15 letters, 1878-1889

Includes the following:

            Wollerton, Sam H., 8 letters, 1880-1881 (from Blockley) to Jane D. Zook

            Wood, Mary, 4 letters, 1878-1882 (from Germantown) to Jane D. Zook

            Wood, Stuart, 2 letters, 1885, 1889 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel Zook

            Young, Anna Cooper, 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to “Miss Zook”

 

Series III           Zook, Business Correspondence

Box 8

Folder 139/8/123 – Correspondence

Cape May… to Dunbar, 4 letters, 1872-1885

Includes the following:

            Cape May Improvement Company, 1 letter, 1885 (Philadelphia, PA) to Rachel

V.A. Zook

            Delahunty, John, 1 letter, 1883 (New York, NY) to Jane D. Zook

            Dennis, Jane, 1 letter, 1872 (from West Chester, PA) to Rachel [V.A. Zook]

            Dunbar, Chas. F., 1 letter, 1878 (from Abington) to “Miss Zook”

 

Folder 140/8/123 – Correspondence

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 10 letters, 1885-1886

To: Mary F. Zook

From: New York

 

Folder 141/8/123 – Correspondence

Domestic… to Peter Wright & Sons, 20 letters, 1874-1890

Includes the following:

Domestic Com. Of Philadelphia Exchange for Women’s Work, 3 letters, 1888

(from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            First Day School Association, 1 letter, 1886 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A.

Zook

            Flower Mission, 1 letter, 1874 (from Philadelphia) to “Miss Zook”

            Harvard University Examinations for Women, 4 letters, 1878 (from

Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook; Note: Includes printed examination schedule

            Henry, F.P., 1 letter, n.d. (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Lee, M.D., 1 letter, 1889 to Jacob M. Zook

            Mercury, The, 3 letters, 1890 (from Philadelphia) to “Miss Zook”

            New York Bureau of Revision, 2 letters, 1891 (from New York, NY) to Rachel

V.A. Zook; Note: Includes informational circular

            Public Ledger, 1 letter, 1885 (from Philadelphia) to Rachel V.A. Zook

            Reeves, Henry, 1 letter, 1883 (from Monroe County, PA) to “Miss Zook”

            St. Nicholas, 1 letter, n.d., [form letter]

            Peter Wright & Sons, 2 letter, 1886 (from Philadelphia) to Mary Zook

 

Series IV                 Zook, Non-correspondence

Box 8 (continued)

Folder 142/8/123 – Bills/Receipts

16 items

 

Folder 143/8/123 – Circulars/Pamphlets

4 items

Note: Includes a circular for Jane D. Zook’s Boarding and Day School in Philadelphia

 

Folder 144/8/123 – Invitations

6 items

 

Folder 145/8/123 – List of studies/books

2 items

 

Folder 146/8/123 – Miscellaneous

 

Folder 147/8/123 – Recipes

3 items

 

Folder 148/8/123 – Trade cards/calling cards

14 items

 

Folder 149/8/123 – Unidentified creative writing          

 

Series V — Zook, Unidentified or partially identified

author; partial letters

 

Box 8 (continued)

Folder 150/8/123  –  Correspondence

“E.A.W.” to “Anne”, 19 letters, 1867-1886

Includes the following:

            “E.A.W.”, 3 letters, 1882-1884 (from Roadhouse, IL) to Rachel V.A. Zook

“E.P.R.”, 1 letter, 1887 (from [Seneca]) to “Miss Zook”

            “J.A.H.”, 1 letter, 1885 (from Ivy Hall) to Mary Zook

            “L.C.W.”, 1 letter, 1881 (from Exton) to Rachel [V.A. Zook]

            “R.L.”, 1 letter, 1877 (from Philadelphia) to Mary Zook

            “S.Y.C.W.”, 1 letter, 1886 (from Exton) to Mary Zook

            “Annie J.”, 1 letter, n.d. to Mary Zook

            “Anne”, 10 letters, 1867-1869, n.d. (from Philadelphia; Maple Grove) to Rachel

D. Zook, Mary Zook

 

Folder 151/8/123  –  Correspondence

“Bettie” to “Elmira”, 8 letters, 1870-1882

Includes the following:

            “Bettie”, 2 letters, 1874 (from Palo Alto, PA) to Mary F. Zook

            “Caroline”, 2 letters, 1881-1882 (from Oaklands, NJ) to “Jen”

            “Cornelia”, 2 letters, 1870-1872 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            “Grace”, 1 letter, 1879 (from Ireland) to Jane D. Zook

            “Elmira”, 1 letter, 1872 to Mary [F. Zook]

 

Folder 152/8/123  –  Correspondence

“Fan”/“Fanny”, 23 letters

To: “Cousin Mary” [F. Zook]; Rachel V.A. Zook

From: West Chester, PA; Berlin, MD; Exton

 

Folder 153/8/123 – Correspondence

“Hannah” to “Maggie”, 8 letters, 1856-1890

Includes the following:

            “Hannah”, 1 letter, 1870 (from Philadelphia) to Jane D. Zook

            “Helen”, 2 letters, 1883, 1887 (from Rosemont) to Jane D. Zook

            “Josephine”, 1 letter, 1890 (from Lancaster) to Jacob M. Zook

            “Julia C.”, 2 letters, 1879 (from Maplewood) to Jane D. Zook, Rachel V.A. Zook

            “Kate”, 1 letter, 1856 to “my dear cousin”

            “Maggie”, 1 letter, 1887 to “Miss Mary”[F. Zook]

 

Folder 154/8/123 – Correspondence

“Mary” to “Sarah”, 25 letters, 1863-1883

Includes the following:

            “Mary”, 2 letters, 1863, 1883 (from Philadelphia) to “Mary”

            “Minnie”, 14 letters, 1868-1877 (from Philadelphia; Palo Alto; Pittsburgh) to

Rachel V.A. Zook, Mary F. Zook

            “Nellie”, 3 letters, 1866-1867 (from Philadelphia) to Mary [F. Zook]

            “Rachel”, 1 letter, 1875 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            “Rebecca”, 3 letters, 1866, 1879 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

            “Sarah”, 2 letters, 1874 (from Philadelphia) to Mary F. Zook

 

Folder 155/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 14 letters, 1860s/1870s

 

Folder 156/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 20 letters, 1880s

 

Folder 157/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 20 letters, 1880s

 

Folder 158/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 16 letters, 1880s

 

Folder 159/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 8 letters, 1890s

 

Folder 160/8/123 – Correspondence

Unidentified author, 16 letters, n.d.

 

Folder 161/8/123 – Correspondence

Partial letters, page(s) missing, 12 items

Box 9

Envelopes, 8 folders