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Contains 35 Results:

Will and Abstracts, 1843

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F1
Scope and Contents

Last will and testament of Edward Wilson, with two abstracts of the will

Dates: 1843

Estate Papers -Distribution Reports, 1844-1855

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F2
Scope and Contents

Executors accounts, residue reports, and legal opinions regarding the distribution of the estate, contains information about railroad stocks and investments

Dates: 1844-1855

Estate Papers - Correspondence, 1844-1851

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F3
Scope and Contents

Letters between Edward Wilson's heirs and trustees about the management and distribution of the estate and the Crosfields' share; receipts signed S. Spackman.

Dates: 1844-1851

Liverpool and Manchester Railway Reports, 1829-1843

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F4
Scope and Contents

Annual reports of the L & M Railway, with two additional items for the Grand Junction Railway, and a report on commercial shipping in Liverpool, 1839.

Dates: 1829-1843

Caleb Kirk Account, 1819-1837

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F5
Scope and Contents

Records of an investment transaction between Caleb Kirk and Edward Wilson concerning the trade of bonds and stocks for Wilmington - Kennett Turnpike.

Dates: 1819-1837

Letterpress book pages, 1830-1836

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F6
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters written by William Savory Wilson to family members including Samuel Spackman (uncle), Wm. H Spackman, and William Loyd (cousins).

Dates: 1830-1836

Spackman family correspondence, 1830-1842

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F7
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include William Savory Wilson, his uncle Samuel Spackman, and his cousins, W. H. Spackman and John Spackman. Business and personal topics appear; includes papers regarding an outstanding debt to Mead, Wilson and Co.

Dates: 1830-1842

Walker Correspondence, 1829-1842

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F8
Scope and Contents

Joseph Walker - William Savory Wilson Correspondence, 1829 - 1842 Also includes letters from Henry M. Walker, 1841 - 1842, regarding the Reading Rail Road Company in Pennsylvania and Delaware

Dates: 1829-1842

Business Correspondence, 1829-1842

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F9
Scope and Contents

Includes receipts, shipping invoices, and bills. See also Series IV, Folder 25.

Dates: 1829-1842

Account Books, 1829-1830

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F10
Scope and Contents

Includes a day book for accounts regarding cloth shipping, especially blankets, from Philadelphia. Many receipts to Richard Ashurst, with a list of Philadelphia merchants. Several pages missing; news clips included as it was later used as a household hints scrapbook. Also, a ledger book for the "Estate of Wm S. Wilson."

Dates: 1829-1830

Copybook pages and page fragments, 1832-1842

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F11
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters written by Thomas B. Wilson to family members, manufacture and transportation of iron, collecting activities, cholera outbreak in Philadelphia, stocks and dividends, Rathmell's purchase of a farm, land prices, etc.

Dates: 1832-1842

Letters from Edward Wilson (Father), 1832-1842

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F12
Scope and Contents

Primarily from Elm Farm, the family estate near Liverpool, England

Dates: 1832-1842

Letters from William Savory Wilson, 1844-1850

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F13
Scope and Contents

Primarily from Paris, France

Dates: 1844-1850

Letters from Edward Wilson (Brother), 1844-1851

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F14
Scope and Contents

Many concern collecting natural specimens, some about the distribution of their father's estate

Dates: 1844-1851

Other family letters, 1836-1861

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F15
Scope and Contents

Mainly from other family members, including Rathmell Wilson, Charles Wilson, Rebecca (Bellerby) Wilson (Mother), and Elizabeth Crosfield (sister), also includes one letter from Mary Biddle

Dates: 1836-1861


 File — Box: 1, Folder: F16
Scope and Contents

Tin stencil of Thomas B. Wilson's initials and motto, book plates, blank cheques, notices of his death, 1865, notice of public auction for sale of T. Wilson home at 1712 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Lists, Catalogues, and Invoices, 1842-1851

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F17
Scope and Contents

Mainly books purchased for his personal library and for institutional gifts

Dates: 1842-1851

Inventories, Catalogues, and Invoices, 1846-1850

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F18
Scope and Contents

Mainly natural history specimens including birds, eggs, and minerals, also includes offerings of duplicates from collections at the British Museum.

Dates: 1846-1850

Museums and Philanthropic Associations, 1846-1850

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F19
Scope and Contents Acknowledgements, invitations, memberships, requests, and correspondence. Organizations include the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Society of Philadelphia, American Academy of Music, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,United States Coastal Survey, Museum of Comparative Zoology in Boston, Smithsonian Institute, American Philosophical Society, Megnanerie Expérimentale de Saite-Tulle, Société Impériale Zoologique d'Acclimation, Fairmont Park, Mountville Institute, and...
Dates: 1846-1850

Charles Wilson, 1840-1870

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F20
Scope and Contents

Letters about accounts, the stock market and various investments (Pennsylvania RR and NY Gas Light), family news

Dates: 1840-1870

Henry Crosfield (Brother-in-law), 1865-1870

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F22
Scope and Contents

See also Series I, Folder 3

Dates: 1865-1870

Other family letters

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F23
Scope and Contents

From his sister Elizabeth (Wilson) Crosfield, sister-in-law Fanny Wilson, wife Martha (Meeteer) Wilson, and father Edward Wilson

Receipts, Records, and Legal Documents, 1837-1887

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F24
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from the London and Birmingham Railway, bonds, mortgages, deeds, and receipts. Also includes a Chancery Court complaint in Delaware "Rathmell Wilson vs. The Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad Company" about property lines and train tracks in Newark, Delaware.

Dates: 1837-1887

Check books, 1851-1859

 File — Box: 1, Folder: F25
Scope and Contents

Manuscript check stubs and a running account balance. Contains references to accounts of William Savory Wilson and Rathmell Wilson, rents collected, and deposits from Reading Rail Road Coupons, Tennessee Coupons, Illinois Central Rail Road, and others.

Dates: 1851-1859