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Subseries 7. Records, 1823-1880

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes business and personal records for Stephen Foster's immediate family members. Of particular note are the five ledgers/diaries created by Morrison Foster for his business concerns in the Pittsburgh area, some of which include notation of Stephen Foster expenses.

A229 Buchanan Glee Club Minute Book, 1856
A8 William Foster's Record Book, 1839-1851
C391 Deed to lot in Lawrenceville, 1823
C481 Bills to Mrs. Foster from William Davidson for fabric goods, August, 1848
C495 Photostats of letter and receipt for the North Branch Division, Penn Canal and Wyoming Lines, 1843
C523 Copy of Will of Henrietta Thornton, February 16, 1877
C525 Henry Wick's Will, undated
C526 Copy of Lease from Morrison Foster to William B. Foster, April 28, 1846
C527 Copy of account book pages showing payouts from Thomas Wick's estate, 1840
C538 Dunning Foster's will, June 9, 1847
C548 Morrison Foster lists and receipts for expenses at the time of Stephen Foster's death, January 25, 1855
C553 Receipt for Dunning Foster's funeral, March 31, 1856
C709 Morrison Foster's Odd Fellows certificate, undated
C712 Deed between First Methodist Protestant Church & William Foster, Jr., September 7, 1844
C713 Deed between Christopher Fallon and William Foster, Jr., December 24, 1852
C714 Articles of agreement between Edward Stephens and William B. Foster, Jr., July 16, 1835
C715 Deed between Edward Stephens & wife and William B. Foster, Jr., April 29, 1843
C716 Deed between Thomas Salter and wife and Edward Stephens and wife, September 28, 1835
C718 Railroad subscription list, 1847
C719 An Act to Incorporate the PA Railroad Co., April 13, 1846
C720 By-laws and charter of the PA Railroad Co., 1847
C722a. Receipt for $250.00 from William D. Kudz, June 2, 1857

PA Railroad receipt for services. Includes cover note.

C722b. Receipt for $50,000, May 19, 1857

PA Railroad receipt for services.

C722c. Receipt for $1762.25, May 28, 1859

PA Railroad receipt for services.

C722d. Receipt for $100 from Thomas B. Franklin, May 26, 1857

PA Railroad receipt for services.

C722e. Receipt for $613.00, undated

PA Railroad receipt for services.

C722f. Receipt for $2425, May 27, 1857

PA Railroad receipt for services.

C723 William B. Foster, Jr.'s certificate for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1831
C724 Bylaws of the PA Railroad Co., 1847

Bylaws of PA Railroad Co.

C725 An act to incorporate the Foster Coal and Iron Company, 1860

Act to incorporate the Foster Coal & Iron Co.

C726 Resolution of the PA Railroad board of directors giving leave of absence to William B. Foster, Jr., November 15, 1855

Resolution of PA Railroad Board of Directors giving leave of absence to William B. Foster, Jr.

C727 Settlement between bank of Harrisburg and the estate of William B. Foster, Jr., September 24, 1861

From J. Edgar Thomson settlement of Endorsement for William B. Foster, Jr.

C730 Jefferson Club Minutes, 1880
C731 Buchanan Glee Club Constitution and Minute Book, 1856
C732 Annual assembly subscribers names, 1854
C774a. IOU from John Halbergshalt, October 5, 1831
C774b. IOU from James L. Miltin for $1831, June 24, 1828
C774c. IOU from James G. Stacey for $403.00, October 13, 1828
C774d. IOU from John Steel & Co. for $555, July 25, 1828
C774e. IOU from Edie Poole for $303.47, May 14, 1826
C774f. IOU from Edie Poole from $306.41, May 14, 1826
C774g. IOU from J.R. Brincelle for $611.83, January 4, 1826
C774h. IOU from Josiah Gould for $1890.65, September 26, 1827
C774i. IOU from Hudson Foster for $150, April 27, 1833
C774j. IOU from C. Purdy for $63.13, February 1, 1830
C774k. IOU from J. Foster Sheppard for $53.25, August 23, 1824
C774l. List of certificates adding up to $4900, May 9, 1829
C774m. IOU from Heplund for $30,000 plus interest, undated
C774n. IOU from B. Patterson for railroad shares, May 13
C871a IOU to William B. Foster, Jr., from Eck for $2.00 September 13, 1845
c871b IOU from Israel Sallade to William Foster, Jr., for ten dollars, March 28, 1845
c871c IOU from J. Heron Foster to William B. Foster, Jr., for ten dollars, April 12, 1845
c871d IOU from John Ecke to William Foster, Jr., for $25, June 13, 1846
c871e IOU from D.A. [?] to William B. Foster for $5.00, March 14, 1854
c871f IOU from Donnelly & Co. to William B. Foster, Jr., for $400, May6, 1848
C871g IOU from S. Billy to William B. Foster, Jr., for $80, September 13, 1843
D323 Morrison Foster's Pocket Ledger for Pollard McCormick, 1842-1846
D324 Morrison Foster's Ledger/diary, 1847-1849
D325 Morrison Foster's Ledger/Diary 1849-1854

Entry related to Stephen Foster's boarding cost flagged.

D326 Morrison Foster's Check ledger, 1853-1857

Pages related to Stephen Foster monies are flagged. includes a complete version of James G. Drake's song "Tom Breeze."

D327 Morrison Foster's Ledger/Diary, 1852-1853
D328 Morrison Foster's Ledger/Diary, 1855