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Price family scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-037

Scope and Contents

Contains two family scrapbooks and acid-free copies. In 1894-95, James M. Price researched information and correspondence concerning the time his aunt and uncle, Philip and Matilda Price, spent in the utopian community of New Harmony, Indiana, 1825-1826. Copies and some of his original correspondence were mounted into an old account book. In 1929, Susanna M. Price, his daughter, compiled a scrapbook with family information and photographs

Dates

  • 1843 - 1929

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

The Price family was a Quaker family of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. Philip M. Price and Matilda E. Greentree were married at New Harmony, Indiana, in 1825 but soon became disillusioned with the experimental community and returned to Philadelphia. New Harmony was a social experiment created in 1825 by Robert Owen, a Welsh industrialist and social reformer. James M. Price, son of Philip's deceased brother Isaac, was raised by them within the extended family. James married Sarah D. Lightfoot in 1852, and they had seven surviving children. Their sons were prominent architects, and three of the daughters were teachers.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes) : 2 volumes and photocopies

Language

English

Overview

The collection is composed of two family scrapbooks and acid-free copies. In 1894-1895, James M. Price researched information and correspondence concerning the time his aunt and uncle, Philip and Matilda Price, spent in the utopian community of New Harmony, Indiana, 1825-1826. Copies and some of his original correspondence were mounted into an old account book. In 1929, Susanna M. Price, his daughter, compiled a scrapbook containing family history, reminiscences, and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eleanor Price Mather. She loaned the scrapbooks to FHL in the 1980s, and her daughter, E. Morris Potter, formalized the gift in 1990.

Separated Materials

1843 Edouart silhouette of Price family members removed from the James Price scrapbook in 1994 and stored as SAFE 031.

Physical Description

Susanna M. Price's scrapbook entitled "The Story of the Price-Lightfoot Family" was removed from deteriorating binder. The binder pages are acidic and fragile. Original photographs were removed and stored in archival envelopes labeled with the album pages numbers and stored with the collection.

Processing Information

The scrapbook created by Susanna Price entitled "The Story of the Price-Lightfoot Family" was loaned to FHL by Eleanor Price Mather to make photocopies and copies of the images. The two scrapbooks were gifted to the Library after her death, and acid-free photocopies were made. The scrapbooks were processed together as a Manuscript Collection in 1995. The scrapbooks were dismantled in 1993, original photographs removed.
Title
Price family scrapbooks
Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
  • Accession records 1990.001-17 and 33

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