Collection of John Melchior Ogden papers
This collection consists of the papers of John Melchior Ogden, including newspaper clippings, letters and receipts, as well as notices from charitable associations such as the Carpenters' Company and the House of Refuge. Also included are letters to Charles Smith Ogden regarding the book, In Memoriam John Melchior Ogden, as well as reminiscences of Philadelphia in 1800 by Jesse Ogden, and an engraving of Fairhill Meeting House by Joseph Pennell.
- Ogden, John Melchior, 1791-1882 (Contributor, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
John Ogden (1791-1882) was a Quaker builder and architect of Philadelphia. He was a founder or member of many local charitable organizations, including the Apprentices' Library, the Carpenters Company, and the House of Refuge. His brother, Jesse (1786-1864) was also a Philadelphia Quaker. His son, Charles Smith, published his memorial.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Carmen D. Valentino. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1995.
- Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia
- Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends (Philadelphia, Pa.). Fair Hill Friends' Meeting -- : Pictorial works.
- House of Refuge (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Ogden family
- Ogden, Charles Smith, 1822-
- Ogden, John Melchior, 1791-1882
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Description and travel
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
- Description rules
- Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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