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Cope-Collins-Morris papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-046
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the correspondence, prints, and legal papers of three Quaker families, Cope, Collins, and Morris. It primarily includes letters by Mary Ann Cope Morris and letters to Eliza Cope Collins; including the letter of the latter's husband William Morris describing cholera epidemic in Philadelphia, as well as abolitionist activity, Philadelphia Quaker life, Yearly Meetings and a trip through an Oneida Indian village with details about life there. In addition, there are...

Morris family letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-030
Scope and Content note This letterbook includes correspondence related to the resettlement of Luke W. Morris’ estate, the executors of which were Samuel B. Morris and Elliston P. Morris. All letters were written by either Elliston P. Morris and Samuel B. Morris.

Morris family commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of a single volume commonplace book of the Morris family. It includes copied extracts from the journals of margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.

Morris family financial records

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-018
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the 51 volumes of business and personal financial records of various members of the Morris family. Materials include account books, trustee accounts, and receipt books. Volumes generally record deposits, withdrawals for payments for goods and services, and account balances.

Morris Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1008
Scope and Contents A collection of papers of several generations and descendants of Anthony Morris and Samuel Sansom, prominent Quaker families of Philadelphia and Germantown, reflecting two centuries of cultural and religious life, and particularly informative on social and economic developments. Among the papers are: letters of Anthony Morris, 1715, and Anthony Morris, Jr., 1759; Samuel B. Morris, accounts of his travels abroad, commerce and shipping, bills of lading, receipts, insurance, 1798-1815; his...

Morris-Shinn-Maier collection

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Identifier: HC.MC-1191
Overview This collection spans approximately 200 years, from the late 1700s to the late 1900s, and five generations of the Morris-Shinn-Maier family, which are traced through matrilineal and patrilineal lines. They were prominent Quaker businessmen and lawyers in the Philadelphia area, and a large portion of the collection is dedicated to their legal and business material, as well as a great deal of very detailed financial material. There is also a quantity of personal material, namely diaries and...

Perot Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1147
Scope and Contents An aggregation of primarily genealogical and biographical information on the Perot, Marshall, Morris, Gomey, Siter, Powell, Sansom and Wilcox families, the collection includes deeds, 1684-1881, in boxes l and 5; Gomey family wills, testaments and Perot family history and materials specifically about Francis Perot, 1796-1885, T. Morris Perot, 1828-1902, T. Morris Perot, Jr., 1872-1945 and T. Morris Perot III in box 2; genealogical and family histories of the Siter, Perot and Sansom families and...

Strawbridge Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1114
Scope and Contents Letters, journals, accounts of deceased Friends, genealogical records, Yearly Meeting Epistles, other items. Bulk of material concerns members of the Morris and Hacker families. Of special interest are the following: will of Deborah Morris, 1793; an account book for Beulah Morris, 1830, listing expenses incurred in assembling her trousseau and her diary of a journey to Niagara in 1828; a letter to Beulah M. Hacker from her sister, 7mo. 15, 1841, describing an early train ride; diary and letter...

Woodbourne Orchards and family of Francis R. Cope Jr.

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Identifier: HC.MC-1230
Overview Papers of the Cope family whose members descended from or were forebears of Francis R. Cope Jr. (1878-1962). The bulk of the papers was created by Francis R. Cope Jr., his daughter, Theodora Morris Cope and her first husband, John Frederick Stanwell-Fletcher. Other principal writers in the collection are Alexis T. Cope, Agnes Cope, Anna S. Cope, Caroline Cope, Clementine Cope, Elizabeth S. Cope, and Evelyn Cope, all from the 19th and 20th century. The earlier Copes were Quakers, but some...