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

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Archives General, Communications of Individuals

Personal Papers

Constitution and Charter Collection

Rules and Laws

Trustees

Faculty of Arts

Students of Arts

Faculty of Medicine

Students of Medicine

Financial Records

Matriculation and Class Records

Matriculation and Lecture Tickets

Curriculum Collection

Commencement Collection

Diploma and Certificate Collection

Non-University Organizations

Printed Pieces

Typescripts of Other Documents

Photocopies of Other Documents

Microfilm

Iconography

Architectural Drawings and Plans

Memorabilia

Other University Collections

 

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

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Non-University Organizations

Communications, O - Z, Extracts from Minutes (Documents Number 1837 - 1886a)

Communications, A - N

DOCUMENT NUMBER. DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENT.

Communications (with the University and other indiviuals)

1837. OWNERS OF LOTS NEAR NINTH AND CHESTNUT STREETS (Claudius, A., Caleb North, Stephen Henderson, James Montgomery, and John Creary). August 2, 1814, Phila. Trustees. ADS. Request by owners of adjacent lots to purchase a Univ. owned lot near Ninth and Chestnut Streets.

1838. PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCUIT COURT OF (Caldwell, David, Clerk). April 6, 1812. DS. Copy of a Bill of Ejectment for land in the Northern Liberties, Lessee of Benjamin Hilton vs. Lewis Bender, April Session 1798, entered October 21, 1801.

1839. PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCUIT COURT OF (Caldwell, David, Clerk). April 6, 1812, Phila. ADS. Copy of Bill of Ejectment for land in the Northern Liberties, Lessee of Benjamin Hilton vs. Charles Brown, April Session 1799, entered April 28, 1806.

1840. PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCUIT COURT OF (Caldwell, David, Clerk). October 12, 1812, Phila. DS. Certificate of judgment, Sarah Allen vs. Matthew Lyons. Trespass and Ejectment for a messuage and lot in Fourth between High and Chestnut Streets, in favor of the lessor.

1841. PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONWEALTH OF. n.d. [post November 27, 1779]. Rough draft of “A bill to authorize the settlement of the Accounts between the Commonwealth and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.”

1842. PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONWEALTH OF. n.d. [post November 27, 1779]. Finished draft of same. Includes itemized accounts.

1843. PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONWEALTH OF. September 30, 1791. PD. “An Act to unite the university of the state of Pennsylvania, and the college, academy, and charitable school of Philadelphia, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” Pages 21-23 in Chapter LXXVIII of an unidentified book.

1844. PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONWEALTH OF (Mendenhall, P. for William Duncan). April 12, 1817, Phila. County. Adam Ressinger. PDS. $3.42 received from Society of Univ. for land in Incorporated East Northern Liberties for the Direct Tax of 1816.

1845. PENNSYLVANIA, COMMONWEALTH OF, SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE (Dickinson, John, President). October 25, 1781. Joseph Dean. PDS. Deed to lots “on the South Side of Pine Street between the Seventh and Eighth Streets from the River Schuylkill.” Seal of the State of Pa. Witnessed by Timothy Matlack.

1845a. PENNSYLVANIA, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PROVINCE OF. Of issue: May 20, 1758. PDS. Twenty shilling note, Pa. Provincial Currency, bearing Penn arms and the signatures of Joseph Saunders, Peter Reeve(?), and Joseph Morris. [Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall].

1845b. PENNSYLVANIA, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PROVINCE OF. Of issue: May 1, 1760. PDS. Twenty shilling note, Pa. Provincial Currency, bearing Penn arms and the signatures of Matthew Drayson, Jonathan Evans and John Jervis. [Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall].

1846. PENNSYLVANIA, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PROVINCE OF. Of issue: October 1, 1773. PDS. Ten shilling note, Pa. Provincial Currency, bearing Penn arms and the signatures of Samuel Miles, Owen Jones, Jr. and William Wister. [Printed by Hall and Sellers].

1847. PENNSYLVANIA, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PROVINCE OF. Of issue: December 20, 1773. PDS. Four shilling note, Pa. Provincial Currency, bearing Penn arms and the signatures of Frederick Kuhl, Jacob Winey, and Charles Jervis. [Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1773].

1848. PENNSYLVANIA, LEGISLATURE OF. March 19, 1807. Memorandum. Text of the extract from an act of the Legislature granting $3000 to the Univ. for a Botanical Garden.

1849. PENNSYLVANIA, LEGISLATURE OF (McJimsey, Joseph A., Clerk of the Senate). January 27, 1818, Harrisburg, Pa. Philip Garrett, Chairman of the Board of Managers [of the Charity School Society]. PDS. Printed copy of bill titled “An Act relating to the Philadelphia society for the establishment and support of charity schools.” Certified a true copy of the bill passed and signed by the Governor.

1850. PENNSYLVANIA, LEGISLATURE OF. n.d. [1802?]. Copy of “A Act to authorize the settlement of the Accounts between the Commonwealth and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.” Redress to University of eviction of its rent charge on forfeited estates of Joseph Griswold (later Charles Thomson and John Fromberger) and Samuel Shoemaker.

1851. PENNSYLVANIA, SUPREME COURT OF (Tilghman, Edward and William Bradford, Jr.). March 26, 1790. Memorandum. Ejectment of the Supreme Court in the case of Isaac Austin’s lessee vs. the Univ. Verified by Thomas Hennessy.

1852. PENNSYLVANIA, SUPREME COURT OF (Jervis, Charles, jury foreman). January 22, 1791. Special verdict in the case Isaac Austin vs. The Trustees of the Univ. verified by Thomas Hennessy.

1853. PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS. (Penington, Edward, Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, and Samuel Bradford). November 5, 1810, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the use of the Hall in Fourth Street for their annual discourse.

1854. PERKASIE MANOR, TENANTS OF. September 2, 1817. Trustees. ALS. Requesting compensation for improvements made on property.

1855. PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF HEALTH (Buckingham, John). March 5, 1817. Mrs. Heirneisen. PDS. Printed Health office notice to remove the nuisance arising from a filthy privy.

1856. PHILADELPHIA CHARITY SCHOOL SOCIETY MEMBERS (Garrett, Philip, Richard George, H. V. King, Benjamin Warner, William Chamberlain, and Blakey Sharpless). August 7, 1818, Phila. Thomas Bradford. ADS. Requesting a special meeting to be called on August 10. Endorsed to Richard Price by Thomas Bradford, Jr., President of the Society.

1857. PHILADELPHIA CONTRIBUTIONSHIP. November 27, 1785. John Wister. PDS. Insurance policy on John Wister’s house in Germantown. Signed by Thomas Morris, George Roberts and Joseph Rakestraw.

1858. PHILADELPHIA DISPENSARY, COMMITTEE OF MANAGERS OF THE. 1 mo. [i.e. January] 31st day 1820, Phila. Edward Burd, Chairman of Trustees Committee. Letter. Terms of proposed sale of property of the Univ. now occupied by the board of health to the Phila. Dispensary. Signed Robert Smith, Samuel Powel Griffitts.

1859. PHILADELPHIA LINNEAN SOCIETY (Barton, William Paul Crillon, President, and Aaron B. Tucker, Secretary). April 11, 1816. Trustees’ Committee on the Botanic Garden [William Rawle, Benjamin Chew, Edward Burd, James Gibson, and Horace Binney]. ADS. Resolutions supporting the establishment of a Botanic Garden as an appendage to the Medical School.

1860. PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF CHARITY SCHOOLS (Williams, Benjamin). January 7, 1817, Phila. ADS. Annual statement of the situation of the Funds.

1861. PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF CHARITY SCHOOLS. March 5, 1817, Phila. ADS. List of 46 names and addresses of newly elected members of the Society. Attested by Pearson Serrill. Appended on March 31, 1817 for the collection of dues; signed by Charles Biddle, Jr. and Joseph Ash.

1862. PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF CHARITY SCHOOLS (Williams, Benjamin). January 6, 1818, Phila. ADS. Financial statement for 1817, including membership figures, legacies held, and estimated income for 1818.

1863. PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF CHARITY SCHOOLS. July 7, Memorandum. List of signatures not procured for the Charity Schools Society Constitution.

1864. PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY. April 11, 1807-November 7, 1807. Memorandum. Minutes, incomplete.

1865. PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY (Chew, Benjamin and Jonathan Smith). January 7, 1812. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the continued use of a room for meetings.

1866. PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA. [November(?), 1811]. American Fire Insurance Company. Memorandum. Agreement for the transfer of insurance policies.

1867. PHYSICIANS OF THE CITY AND LIBERTIES OF PHILADELPHIA. September 7, 1819, Phila. Trustees. Petition. Testimonial for Dr. Thomas T. Hewson and Dr. Joseph Hartshorne. 60 signatures including Joseph Parrish, James Rush, Richard Harlan, George B. Wood, John Rhea Barton, Franklin Bache, Samuel Jackson, and Joseph G. Nancrede.

1868. PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA. [n.d., 1819]. Trustees via J. B. McKean. Letter. Testimonial for Thomas T. Hewson for the Anatomical Chair. Signatures include Franklin Bache, William P. C. Barton, and Samuel Jackson.

1869. PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION IN THE WESTERN PARTS OF PHILADELPHIA (Ralston, Robert, John Stell, and John Magoffin). January 3, 1812, Phila. Edward Fox. ALS. Requesting use of the Hall in Fourth Street when it is no longer wanted for the Baptist congregation.

1870. PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION UNDER REVEREND JAMES K. BURCH (Sprague, Edward and Ebenezer McDowell). May 30, 1820, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting use of the College Hall in Fourth Street for religious worship after the English Lutheran Church vacates it as expected in July. Its present locality in the Washington Academy at Fourth and Vine Streets is disadvantageous.

1871. ROCKHILL [PENNSYLVANIA], INHABITANTS OF. February 16, 1791. Trustees. DS. Memorial requesting a reduction of wheat rent prices. Poor harvest due to insect blight and high taxes mentioned.

1872. SOCIETY FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF INDIGENT BOYS (Eves, Joseph Bennett). February 4, 1800, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the use of Univ. rooms for the Society’s evening school. Includes a list of 15 members.

1873. SOCIETY OF CHRISTIANS (Banger, Timothy, John Lake, William Julian, Peter Vanhorn and Peter Harvy). January 16, 1809, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the use of College Hall in Fourth Street by dissenters from the Universalist Society meeting in Lombard Street.

1874. SUPPORTERS OF Dr. GEORGE WATSON. 1819. Copies and extracts of letters and testimonials for Dr. George Watson, as follows: J. Robinson, M.D., of Petersburg to Adam Seybert of Phila., n.d.; James McClurg, M.D., of Richmond to Trustees, n.d.; William Tazewell, M.D., of Richmond to John Redman Coxe, December 21, 1818; W. Foushee, M.D., of Richmond, to ____, December 10, 1818; W. P. Jones, M.D., of Richmond, to Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, December 30, 1818; H. P. Daingerfield, M.D., of Alexandria, [Virginia], to ____, December 1818; J. W. Morris, M.D., of Richmond, to Nathaniel Chapman, December 10, 1818; James Lyons, M.D., of Richmond, to Samuel Powel Griffitts; Spencer Roane, Judge, to the Trustees, n.d.; A[bel] P[arker] Upshur, of Richmond, to Charles Chauncey, 2d; William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States, to Francis W[alker] Gilmer, of Richmond, December 17, 1818; John Wickham, of Richmond, to the Trustees, December 9, 1818; Senator Joseph W. Cabell to Nicholas Biddle, December 19, 1818; Judge [John] Marshall, Richmond, certificate, December 11, 1818; Bishop Richard Channing Moore to Rev. William White, n.d.; Rev. John H. Rice, of Richmond, to Rev. James A. Wilson, December 9, 1818.

1875. THE UNION CHURCH SABBATH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (White, Thomas, George G. Tresse, and Richard Perry). October 31, 1816, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the use of a room in the Charity School in Fourth Street.

1876. THE WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION (Montgomery, John C[rathorne], H. Simpson, Sansom. Perot, John C[ole] Lowber, John A. Latimer, Thomas G. Hollingsworth). January 21, 1814, Phila. Trustees. ALS. Requesting the use of the College Hall in Fourth Street for an oration on Washington’s Birthday.

1877. WASHINGTON SOCIETY [not signed]. n.d. [1800]. Faculty. Letter. Requesting the use of College Hall on July Fourth for an oration by Jonathan Meredith, Jr.

1878. YOUNG LADIES’ SEMINARY. February 16 and 23, 1811, Phila. PDS. Weekly character report of Harriot Lane, a pupil. Signed by J. Owen and E. Lane; with blank form.

1879. [UNNAMED RELIGIOUS GROUP]. February 16, 1820, Phila. Trustees of the Phila. Academy. Petition. Requesting use of Academy in Fourth Street for their congregation (10 signatures).

 

Extracts from Minutes

1880. THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY BOARD OF MANAGERS (Robbins, J.). June 11, 1817. ADS. Recommendation by the Committee on Republishing the Manual of the Lancasterian Schools to reprint 500 copies of the manual.

1881. PENNSYLVANIA, COUNCIL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF (Trimble, James). September 11, 1783, Phila. DS. Certified copy of the resolution of the General Assembly appointing John Ewing, David Rittenhouse, John Lukens and Thomas Hutchins to determine the boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia.

1882. PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL, BOARD OF MANAGERS (Coates, Samuel). February 13, 1813. John Redman Coxe, Dean, and the Faculty of Medicine. ADS. Refusal to admit John Bankhead, a medical student from Virginia, to practice at the hospital until he apologized for “gross misconduct.”

1883. PENNSYLVANIA, SUPREME COURT OF. April 12, 1793. Memorandum. Extract of a docket endorsed “Supreme Court Docket 1790,” Trustees vs. Isaac Austin, September, 1786.

1884. PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF CHARITY SCHOOLS (Sharpless, B.). August 4, 1818. ADS. Meeting called to determine the propriety of leasing the cellar.

1885. UNION FIRE COMPANY. March 3, 1807. Memorandum. References 1750-1752, regarding a bell placed at the Academy in Fourth Street.

1886. UNIVERSITY OF ORLEANS. October 31, 1816. Memorandum. Resolutions concerning the employment of professors of the English and French languages. inquiry for qualified applicants.

1886a. ABSTRACT OF A REPORT READ APRIL 41, 1820, AT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE OF THE UNIVERSITY. Extracts from Minutes of the Trustees containing committee’s report on courses of study, submitted by Thomas Cadwalader, James P. Wilson, Moses Levy, George Fox. (2 copies).