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Archives & Manuscripts

Quaker lawyers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Edward S. Burd and Eli K. Price papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-032
Scope and Contents These papers are the from a law firm in Philadelphia, run by Edward Shippen Burd (1779-1848) and Eli Kirk Price (1779-1884). The papers date from between 1805 and 1855. Letters are largely on financial matters, such as the payments owed to Burd and Price, and matters related to the lawyers serving as the executors of estates. Many of the letters request payment of funds from estates. Some letters to Price have other functions. One requests the minting of more "medals" of an undetermined nature,...

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...

Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-818
Scope and Content note This collection contains materials pertaining to the Taylor family. It contains correspondence, journals, legal documents, genealogical information, and research in the history of Quakerism. There are also many photographs in the collection, including carte de vistas and other nineteenth century photographic techniques.

Other related families within the collection include the Savery, Scattergood, Richie, Hooton and Roberts families.