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Collection of Logan family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-075
Identifier: SFHL-SC-075


This collection includes the letters of three generations of the Logan family. Among these are business letters of James Logan, in his function as executor of the Dickinson family will, and in reference to Pennsylvania business written to Hannah Penn and his primary business manager. Also included is a letter written to James Logan in Latin on a botanical subject. A business letter from William Logan to Dr. John Fothergill is also included. Of particular interest are letters from George Logan to his family, and one expressing his views on diplomatic relations with France. Also included are the will of George Logan and surveys of the Logan properties in 1717 and 1777.


  • Creation: 1711-1821


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

James Logan was the secretary of William Penn. Born in Ireland in 1674, he travelled to Philadelphia with Penn in 1699. There he married Sarah Read in 1714, and began the erection of Stenton, the family mansion in Germantown, Pa. His eldest son, William, born in 1718, inherited Stenton in 1751 at James' death. William married Hannah Emlen, and died in 1776. His eldest son, George, born in 1753, married Deborah Norris in 1781. He died in 1821.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (13 folders.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Frederick B. Tolles. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1957.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--C. Marshall Taylor. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1944.

Location of Originals Note

Originals in collections of H. Lloyd, Stenton, and the Historical Society of Pa.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--In part, photocopies.

Language of description
Script of description

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