Medical Hall (proposed) on Ninth Street University of Pennsylvania campus, exterior elevation, watercolor and ink by Stephen Bourne 1804 April 22


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Archives General, Communications of Individuals

Personal Papers

Constitution and Charter Collection

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Faculty of Arts

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Other University Collections


Archives General Collection
of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1820



Documents Number 2026 - 2035


2026. LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE. 18th century. German “burning glass,” 1-3/4" diameter glass with wire handle and red paper case. A personal possession of General Lafayette left behind by him at a dance at the home of General Ebenezer Huntington in Norwich, Connecticut in 1824.

2027. PHYSICK, PHILIP SYNG, M.D. Pre-1820 (?). Brass mounted lancet (fleam or “bleeder”), signed Wiegand, Phila., in worn morocco case; 2-3/4" x 1-3/8." Stated to have been the property of Philip Syng Physick when given to Dr. I. S. Ravdin.

2028. RITTENHOUSE, BENJAMIN. 1790. Brass plain surveying compass, face inscribed “Benjamin Rittenhouse Fecit Anno 1790.” Engraved face with light compass points and degree markings, set screw, and original glass.

2029. SAPPINGTON, FRANCIS BROWN. (ca. 1775). Brown satin knee breeches worn at the graduation exercises of the Univ. in 1775 by Sappington, A.B. 1775.

2030. SMITH, REVEREND WILLIAM, D.D. 1803. Mourning ring for Provost Smith, plain gold circle with black enamel setting on which is applied a funerary urn in brilliants (damaged). Script inscription inside “Revd. Dr. Wm Smith ob. 14 May 1803 Aet. 76.”

2031. UNIVERSITY. (ca. 1762?). Gavel made, according to tradition, from section of interior staircase of the first College dormitory. Brown stained mahogany railing. Handle, added later, is pine, painted brown. 4-3/4" x 10-1/2" x 1-3/4."

2032. UNIVERSITY. (Ca 1762 (?). Shutter hook, which according to tradition, came from the first College dormitory. Black painted iron hook of diamond shape with disc at one end and “c” curve at the other. 6" x 1-3/8" x 7-1/4."

2033. UNIVERSITY. (Ca 1802-1820). Two leather fire buckets, 27" high x 9" diameter with original nails around top and leather handles (one mutilated). Painted black, inscribed in white “University Ninth Street.”

2034. UNIVERSITY. (Ca 1820). Modified Windsor chair painted yellow with reddish brown decoration, with massive moveable writing arm covered in black oilcloth and studded with brass headed nails. After a design by Benjamin Franklin, its presumed ownership by him is impossible.

2035. WHITE, RIGHT REVEREND WILLIAM, DD 1787. Fragment of the robe of alumnus and Trustee White worn by him at his consecration as first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pa. February 4, 1787. Framed with his autograph.