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Comfort family financial records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-004
This collection is comprised of two volumes of the financial records of the Comfort family.


  • 1803-1912


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).


0.13 Linear Feet

Biographical note

Howard Comfort (1850-1912) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 21st, 1850, to Edward Comfort and Susan Edge Comfort. On May 16, 1872, Howard Comfort married Susan Wistar, the daughter of Thomas W. Wistar and Priscilla Foulke Wistar. The couple had one son, William Wistar Comfort (1874-1955). Comfort was a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia, and often traveled between Philadelphia and various cities in Great Britain on business during the years 1890-1907. Comfort died in Philadelphi, Pa, on April 12th, 1912, at nearly 62 years old.



Related Materials

  • MC.975.01.012 Howard Comfort diaries
  • MC 833 Howard Comfort and Ezra Pound correspondence
  • MC.975.10.002 Comfort family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.
Comfort family financial records, 1887-1901
Kara Flynn
November 2015
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