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James Bringhurst papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-029

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the personal and business correspondence, as well as miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, of James Bringhurst.

Dates

  • 1780-1802

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

James Bringhurst (1730-1810) was born on December 7, 1730, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Bringhurst and Mary Claypoole. He married Anna Pole, and the couple had seven children. He married Hannah Peters in 1778, and later married Ruth Barker. He was a wealthy merchant in Philadelphia, and was active in the American Philosophical Society, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Carpenter’s Hall. He owned a country estate at Gray's Ferry, now part of Philadelphia, which his first wife, Anne Pole (1705-1755), inherited from her father, also a Philadelphia merchant. Bringhurst died on February 27, 1810.

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the personal and business correspondence, as well as miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, of James Bringhurst, a wealthy Philadelphia merchant.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

MC.975.01.009 Hannah Peters Bringhurst diary

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
Title
James Bringhurst papers, 1780-1802
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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