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Joseph C. Turnpenny scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-069

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains a collection of loose late 19th and early 20th century engravings, lithographs, full-sized silhouettes, photographs, post cards, and memorabilia. See the list below, in Separated Materials, for photographs and original prints removed for more appropriate storage.









Copy of lithographs of Court House, Rickett's Circus, and Oeller's Hoel 19th century Lithograph. Inscription on the back Photograph of plaster model of Congress Hall, State House, and City Hall Photograph residence of Joseph P. Richardson Photograph of residence of John Benington in Glen Mills Illustration of James Naylor 19th century Residence of Thomas Clarkson 19th century Rockwell (2 photographs) 19th century Photograph Residence of Stephen Crellet, Drawn and engraved by John Sartain Poor copy of portrait of James Logan, "Gift of [illegible] P. Smith" 1869 Trenton Falls, New York, 1863 Lithograph Hannah Trapnel. Engraving, 1823. "A Quaker, and pretended prophetess." Bernard Gilpin, "Gift of Deborah Fisher Wharton" Second Street in Philadelphia, W. Birch engraving. Swarthmore College. Lithograph after T. Moran Isaac T. Hopper, silhouette Elizabeth Canning, 1754. Engraving. "Printed for an sold by Thomas Bondes in St. Paul's Church Yard and John Bondes and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill." Map of Philadelphia and Adjacent Parts, 1850 Lithograph. Fairman's Mansion and Treaty Tree engraving. Penn's Tree with the City and Port of Philadelphia, restrike after 1810 Copy of 1829 lithograph of Friends Meeting House and Academy Philadelphia.Includes with handwritten list of names and information about the meeting Jefferson Centennial Certificate, 1926. Receipt to Joseph T. Bunting. I Photograph of an unidentified farm on river

Contents of items stored in MSS 069, oversized manuscripts:

  1. Facsimile of letter from George Washington to Mr. Hopkins, on same page a small clipping of marriage of John L. Passmore and Mary Bunting, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth M. Bunting, Darby Monthly Meeting [1833]
  2. Poetry Clippings, 19th century
  3. Lake scene lithograph drawn by G. Childs, published by Engelmann and Co., Published by C Tilt. 86 Fleet St. London" Number 6; [circa 1825] Copy
  4. 3 Postcards of outdoor scenery, undated;
  5. Color lithographs, copyright Fred Harvey: Bright Angel Canyon; Tourist Party on Bright Angel Trail, Hermit Camp, Desert View.
  6. La Grosse Horloge, Rouen, 19th century. Lithograph. "Hdraeyan Ruiti;"
  7. Amateur full-size silhouettes of Elizabeth R. Turnpenny/1886, Newport, and Joseph C. Turnpenny/1886/Newport.
  8. Lithographs of Washington's coach, residence of Thomas Elwood, Chalford, St. Giles Buckinghamshire
  9. Drawing of James Nailor [sic] Punishments 19th century Print of 1656 illustration of James Naylor being punished for blasphemy. [Better copies already in FHL collection]
  10. The Two Warfares placard, created by William H. Chase, Union Springs New York. In pencil, from Sarah Marshall, 1873.
  11. Photograph of Avondale Stable
  12. Reproductions of silhouettes of Captain Bitnell (?) and Major Andre, 1773 "Cut by Major Andre for Miss Rebecca Redman." Also: silhouettes of Captain Cathcart, Sir John Wrottesboy, and Mr. Phineas Bond 19th century
  13. Poor reproduction of commemorative infographic of the Revolutionary War
  14. Photograph of plaster model of Congress Hall, State House, and City Hall
  15. Residence of Thomas Clarkson. Copy
  16. Copy of lithograph of Court House, Rickett's Circus, and Oeller's Hotel
  17. Map of Philadelphia and Adjacent Parts, 1850 Lithograph. Poor condition, better copies in FHL collections
  18. Copy of 1829 lithograph of Friends Meeting House and Academy Philadelphia.Includes with handwritten list of names and information about the meeting [better copies in FHL]
  19. Small reproduced photographs, sitters not identified. Studio portrait of an unidentified woman.
  20. Jefferson Centennial Certificate, 1926. Receipt to Joseph T. Bunting.

Dates

  • 1833 - 1926

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Clarbour Turnpenny (1812-1892) was the son of John and Tabitha Turnpenny. The family was received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Southern District on certificate from Sheffield Monthly Meeting (England) in 1817, and they aligned with the Hicksites in the Separation, becoming members of Spruce Street Monthly Meeting. Joseph married Elizabeth Richardson in 1853 under the care of Wilmington Monthly Meeting. A druggist by occupation, he was active in the monthly and yearly meeting as well as a manager of Pennsylvania Hospital and active on the Friends Central School Committee. Other members of the Committee in 1852 were Elizabeth A. Bunting, widow of Samuel C. Bunting, and Deborah Fisher Wharton. The final document in the scrapbook is a 1926 membership certificate for Joseph T. Bunting. He was a member of Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, son of Samuel S. and Anna Bunting of Darby Monthly Meeting, and he transferred his membership to Darby Monthly Meeting in 1885. The Turnpennys both died in 1892 and are buried at Fair Hill.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet : Oversized album, stored in +MSS chart case. Loose photographs and art to be stored in appropriate categories.

Language

English

Overview

The scrapbook has an embossed cover titled Joseph C. Turnpenny and contains a collection of approximately 60 mostly loose 19th century engravings, lithographs, full-sized silhouettes, photographs, post cards, and other prints, primarily of Quaker and Philadelphia scenes. It is labelled on the first page "Elizabeth Bunting Scrapbook," but the contents indicate that Joseph C. Turnpenny, a member of Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, was a collector, perhaps together with Elizabeth Bunting and later Joseph T. Bunting. The first page which has an 1833 newspaper clipping glued to a page with a mounted engraved copy of a George Washington letter, 1785, marked "Engraved for the Port Folio -- JE Hall." The contents include portraits of well-known Quakers including Elizabeth Fry, Benjamin Lay, and Isaac Hopper, as well Fred Harvey lithographs of Arizona and amateur silhouettes of Joseph Turnpenny and his wife Elizabeth dated 1892. Also included is a Centennial Certificate (Thos. Jefferson Memorial Foundation) for Joseph T. Bunting, 1926.

Arrangement

The items remaining in the scrapbook as MSS 069 are as received. The separated items are filed as appropriate to the the category.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Sloat, Acc. 2018.058

Related Materials

See FHL art and PA 100 Individual Portraits for

Separated Materials

Prints and photographs removed from scrapbook and stored in FHL Art and FHL Individual Portraits.

Contents:

  1. Mrs. Fry. Engraving, 1821. Published by "T. Boys, 7 Ludgate Hill." Engraved with permission of Mr. Dighton from the large print by W.T. Fry.
  2. Print of Gilpin's Mills, Brandywine, from Thomas Doughty and James Smillie.
  3. Sharon Female Seminary. "On Stone by James Queen." P.S. Duval and Co.'s Street Lithograph Press, Philadelphia
  4. James Naylor. I. Caulfield, 1793
  5. James Naylor. Engraving by R. Grave and published by I. Caulfield, 1823
  6. Benjamin Lay, lithograph after William Williams painting
  7. Isaac T. Hopper, Engraving by T.M. Enzing-Miller and designed by William Page
  8. Maria Fox, engraving by W. Warner. Back says "Mother was named after Maria Fox's mother. Her name was Tabitha Middleton." [presumably written by Joseph C. Turnpenny]
  9. Residence of Anthony Benezet, engraving, 1818
  10. George Dillwyn. Engraving, 1820. Inscription on the back reads "Mother took tea at Edward [illegible] with G.D. before he embarked for Engld the last time."
  11. William Procter. [probably William Procter, Jr., b. 1817, Baltimore. "Father of American Pharmacy."]
  12. Isaac Parrish, MD. Engraving by A.B. Walter and daguerreotyped by Richards
  13. John Hopper, son of Isaac Hopper, 1877. Photo by H. Manger.
  14. Henry M. Tollickoffer [?}, silhouette
  15. Engraving of a bust of Isaac T. Hopper, T.M. Enzing-Miller, 1877
  16. Friends' Alms-House, lithograph. "On Walnut St. Philadelphia - Erected in 1729." T. Sinclair
  17. Residence of Thomas Clarkson 19th century
  18. Elizabeth Canning, 1754. Engraving. "Printed for an sold by Thomas Bondes in St. Paul's Church Yard
  19. Residence of Stephen Grellet, drawn and engraved by John Sartain
  20. Trenton Falls, New York, 1863. Lithograph from engraving?
  21. Hannah Trapnel. Engraving, published by J. Caulfield, 1823. "A Quaker, and pretended prophetess." from print by Gaywood
  22. Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583), lithograph, Philadelphia. Inscribed at bottom of page: "Gift of Deborah Fisher Wharton/ 1/9.76"
  23. Second Street in Philadelphia, W. Birch engraving, 1800.
  24. Swarthmore College [before fire]. Lithograph after T. Moran
  25. James Logan, "Gift of Lloyd P. Smith, 11/15, 1869"
  26. Penn's Tree with the City and Port of Philadelphia, re-strike after 1810
  27. Fairman's Mansion and Treaty Tree engraving.
  28. Isaac T. Hopper, silhouette
  29. Joseph P. Richardson residence, photograph [Wilmington Quaker?), to PA
  30. Two photographs of Rockwell
  31. View of train crossing and residence of John Benington, Glen Mills," photograph
  32. Unidentified view of farm? on Delaware? Photograph
  33. Colored photograph of an unidentified man, copy from studio of F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia

Processing Information

The contents were inventoried as received. The preliminary list is filed in Accession folder. Original prints and etchings removed to more appropriate housing for preservation and better access

Source

Creator

Title
Joseph C. Turnpenny scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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