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Archives & Manuscripts

Agriculture -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George Bacon diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-005
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of seventeen, handwritten volumes of George Bacon's diaries from 1813-1829. All of Bacon's diaries were written in "the Gentleman's Annual Pocket Remembrancer," which, in addition to Bacon's daily entries, includes an almanac, lists of members of the U.S. government, and a list of the Army and Navy for each year. In addition to the seventeen original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some...

John S. Haines diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-033
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten, "Farm and Garden" diary of John S. Haines. Entries detail the weather, farm work done each day, harvests, planting, and the crops yielded. Entries also describe farm-related business, including the sale of crops and the purchasing of farm equipment.

Morris-Shinn-Maier collection

 Collection
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...

Samuel Morton receipt book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-020
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume receipt book of Samuel Morton. The volume records payments made to various individuals for goods and services, generally related to Morton's grange farm.

Isaac Norris notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-044
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two volumes of notebooks of Isaac Norris, largely related to agriculture.

Updegraff Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1031
Scope and Contents note The Updegraff Family Papers are composed primarily of letters in addition to a variety of other materials including financial documents and journals. David Benjamin Updegraff’s materials span from 1802 to 1840 and include letters, an account book, and a journal. Many of these letters were exchanges between David and his wife, Rebecca. Rebecca Taylor Updegraff’s materials span from 1815 to 1865 and include letters written to Rebbeca in addition to a personal journal. These documents reflect the...