search terms in context | full text File Size: 975 K bytes | Add this to my bookbag

Collection Inventory

Series I. Family Correspondence, 1777-1869

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains correspondence between the Burd Family, Edward Burd and friends, the Hubley family, and the Shippen Family. It contains information about both the Burd and Shippen family genealogies. Much of the women's correspondence describes family affairs such as health issues, family meetings and household life after the Revolutionary War. The correspondence between the men is mainly in the form of business advice, inquiring about family members, and travel.


Box 1
Folder 1 Edward Burd Domestic Correspondence, 1777-1823
Folder 2 Edward Burd Domestic Correspondence, 1777-1823
Folder 3 Edward Burd Correspondence, 1777-1821
Folder 4 Edward Burd Correspondence, 1777-1821
Folder 5 Edward Burd Correspondence, 1777-1821
Folder 6 Edward Burd Correspondence, 1777-1821
Folder 7 Edward Burd Correspondence, 1777-1821
Folder 8 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 9 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 10 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 11 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 12 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 13 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 14 Hubley Family Correspondence, 1788-1869
Folder 15 Sarah Burd Family Correspondence, 1790-1837
Folder 16 Sarah Burd Family Correspondence, 1790-1837
Folder 17 Margaret Coxe to Sarah Burd, 1816-1834
Folder 18 Edward Burd from Jacob Hubley, 1818-1833
Folder 19 Elizabeth Burd Family Correspondence, 1836-1845
Folder 20 Burd Family Correspondence, undated
Folder 21 Shippen Genealogy, undated
Folder 22 Edward Shippen from Cousin John, undated
Folder 23 Edward Shippen [Poem], undated

Series II. Burd Family Business Papers, 1774-1855

Scope and Content Notes:

The business papers of the Burd family feature receipts, legal documents, and correspondence of Edward and James Burd. Many of the letters are written from and to Philadelphia, and some are from other locations in eastern Pennsylvania including Lancaster and Carlisle. The materials also include some papers and correspondence of James Burd Hubley to Edward Burd and some of his legal documents. Within this portion of the collection, the majority of the documents are originals, however there are some hand-written drafts and copies mixed in as well which do not contain an official insignia or signature. Some documentation includes portions of letters in which both the composer and the addressee are unidentified, but one of the correspondents is presumably James Burd.


Box 2
Folder 1 Edward Burd Legal, 1767-1811
Folder 2 Edward Burd Legal, 1767-1811
Folder 3 Edward Burd Legal, 1767-1811
Folder 4 [James Burd] to William Sherman, March 4, 1774
Folder 5 [James Burd] to a Brother, March 5, 1774
Folder 6 [James Burd], March 5, 1774
Folder 7 Edward Burd Receipts, 1778-1796
Folder 8 William R. Atlee to Edward Burd, 1784-1792
Folder 9 Thomas Duncan to Edward Burd, 1784-1799
Folder 10 Thomas Duncan to Edward Burd, 1784-1799
Folder 11 Thomas Duncan to Edward Burd, 1784-1799
Folder 12 E. Dutilh and Co. Transactions, 1784-1810
Folder 13 E. Dutilh and Co. Transactions, 1784-1810
Folder 14 Alexander Foster to Edward Burd, 1786
Folder 15 George Davis to Edward Burd, 1786-1794
Folder 16 Edward Crawford to Edward Burd, 1787-1798
Folder 17 David Grier to Edward Burd, September 3, 1789
Folder 18 Samuel Caldwell to Edward Burd, 1790
Folder 19 W. Benezet to Edward Burd, September 11, 1790
Folder 20 Thomas Buchanan to Edward Burd, September 22, 1790
Folder 21 Samuel Benezet to Edward Burd, April 10, 1794
Folder 22 Mrs. Bordley to Mr. Burd, May 1794
Folder 23 Jared Ingersoll to Edward Burd, September 1, 1794
Folder 24 W. Grayson to Edward Burd, January 13, 1795
Folder 25 Dutilh Family Business Correspondence, 1796-1806
Folder 26 John Caldwallader to Edward Burd, March 14, 1797
Folder 27 Charles Adams to Edward Burd, May 24, 1797
Folder 28 W. Barton to Edward Burd, March 2, 1799
Folder 29 Thomas Hamilton to Edward Burd, November 16, 1799
Folder 30 Andrew Dunlap to Edward Burd, September 1, 1800
Folder 31 John Donaldson to Edward Burd, November 27, 1800
Folder 32 Tarleton Bates to Edward Burd, January 3, 1801
Folder 33 Joseph Burd to Jasper Yeates, April 10, 1803
Folder 34 Henry B. Grubb to Edward Burd, May 20, 1804
Folder 35 John D. Heath to Edward Burd, July 27, 1805
Folder 36 Robert Jackson to Edward Burd, October 25 1805
Folder 37 List of Debts due by the Estate of John Shippen, November 11, 1805
Folder 38 A.J. Dallas to Edward Burd, August 6, 1806
Folder 39 Burd Family Receipts, 1808-1837
Folder 40 W.E.L. Burd to John F. Mifflin, December 7, 1812
Folder 41 James B. Hubley Business Correspondence, 1815-1855
Folder 42 James B. Hubley Business Correspondence, 1815-1855
Folder 43 James B. Hubley Business Correspondence, 1815-1855
Folder 44 James B. Hubley Business Correspondence, 1815-1855
Folder 45 Thomas Caldwallader to Edward Burd, February 26, 1816
Folder 46 Unknown to Edward Burd, February 9, 1817
Folder 47 C. Evans to Edward Burd, March 2, 1817
Folder 48 Mrs. Allen to Edward Burd, undated
Folder 49 H. Brinton to Edward Burd, undated
Folder 50 B. Chew to Edward Burd, undated
Folder 51 M. Hare to Edward Burd, undated

Series III. Shippen Family Business Papers, 1717-1842

Scope and Content Notes:

The Shippen family business papers include receipts, invoices and correspondence. Edward Shippen, a lawyer and judge, is the composer of a majority of the documents in this series. Many of the receipts refer to debts owed and paid to Edward Shippen and debts paid by him. There are invoices stating merchandise purchased by the Shippen family, such as coffee and meat. Letters and documents within this series contain legal documents pertaining to bonds, land ownership and tenants. It also contains business correspondence about land and debts owed from the Burd family to the Shippen family.

Folder 52 Shippen Family Receipts, 1717-1823
Folder 53 Shippen Family Receipts, 1717-1823
Folder 54 Edward Shippen Business Correspondence, 1718-1761
Folder 55 Edward Shippen Legal, July 1719
Folder 56 Shippen Family Business Accounts, 1728-1831
Folder 57 Edward Shippen Bond Receipts, 1733-1769
Folder 58 Samuel Storke and Sons to Edward Shippen, 1744-1745
Folder 59 Edward Shippen Receipts, 1751-1770
Folder 60 Edward Shippen Receipted Invoices, 1764-1765
Folder 61 James Burd to Edward Shippen, 1768-1782
Folder 62 Shippen Family Business Correspondence, 1783-1842

Series IV. General Correspondence, 1730-1806

Scope and Content Notes:

General Correspondence refers to the letters and documents included within the Burd-Shippen Papers, which seemingly have little direct connection to either family, aside from geographic region. Some of the documentation makes reference to land deals, financial information, and social correspondence with distant relatives. These may represent some of Edward Shippen or Edward Burd's clients during their business or legal work.


Box 3
Folder 1 Benjamin Hopkins to Captain, October 14, 1730
Folder 2 William Logan Receipts, 1740
Folder 3 Cover Letter for Land Survey of Whippening, New Jersey, September 24, 1749
Folder 4 Count Referees to Make Reports, Court of Carlisle, September 7, 1751
Folder 5 Letter Drafts, 1766-1768
Folder 6 Letters to Mrs. Yeates, 1770-1778
Folder 7 Deed; John Webb and Benjamin Webb, April 3, 1774
Folder 8 George Smithers Order to Pay Joseph Nelson, January 25, 1775
Folder 9 Sofia (Marsh) Burrow to E. D. Pietersoon, 1780
Folder 10 Captain Burnham, Receipts and Orders, 1782-1786
Folder 11 Thomas Connor Deed Poll, April 1, 1784
Folder 12 List of Jurors Struck, 1787
Folder 13 Lands Surveyed in Northumberland County, October 15-25, 1792
Folder 14 Charles Gallagher Case Evidence for Counterfeit Dollars, August 1794
Folder 15 Joseph Duncan and Robert Walker Receipts, 1801-1806
Folder 16 Miscellaneous Scribbling, undated

Series V. Lewis Burd Walker Papers, 1823-1898

Scope and Content Notes:

Lewis Burd Walker's research about the Burd Family and the Arnold Family are within this series. Documentation includes transcripts of letters dating to 1823; though many letter transcripts have no original date on them. There are transcriptions of letters from Mrs. Margaret Shippen Arnold to her family and friends. Within the Letters and Papers of Lewis Walker is a transcript of the "Last Will and Testament of Benedict Arnold" and the "Last Will and Testament of Margaret Arnold." The papers also contain Lewis Burd Walker's hand-written manuscript of "A Few Glimpses of Our Little Peggy," a story about the life of Margaret "Peggy" Shippen Coxe.

Folder 17 Arnold Family Correspondence, 1780
Folder 18 Lewis Burd Walker Letters and Papers, 1823-1897
Folder 19 Lewis Burd Walker Letters and Papers, 1823-1897
Folder 20 Lewis Burd Walker Letters and Papers, 1823-1897
Folder 21 Letters and Papers of Lewis Walker, 1891-1898
Folder 22 Letters and Papers of Lewis Walker, 1891-1898
Folder 23 Letters and Papers of Lewis Walker, 1891-1898
Folder 24 Letters and Papers of Lewis Walker, 1891-1898
Folder 25 Transcripts, undated
Folder 26 Transcripts, undated
Folder 27 Transcripts, undated
Folder 28 Transcripts, undated
Folder 29 Transcripts, undated
Folder 30 Transcripts, undated
Folder 31 Transcripts, undated
Folder 32 Transcripts, undated
Folder 33 Transcripts, undated