Seal family papers
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William Heyburn Seal was born in 1822 in Chester County, Pennsylvania to Eli Seal (1788-1823) and Susan Heyburn Seal (1800-1882). He attended Westtown School and settled in Birmingham Township (now Chadds Ford), Delaware County, Pennsylvania before marrying Deborah Twaddell in 1854. He served as collector of taxes for Birmingham Township in the 1850s. He had six children: William T. Seal (born 1856), George H. Seal (born 1857), Howard Ellsworth Seal (1859-1940), Eli James Seal (1862-1864), James George Seal (1864-1885) and Mary E. Seal (1865-1941).
This collection includes various materials from the Seal family and related families, such as deeds, school workbooks, marriage certificates, a scrapbook, correspondence, and many other materials. Mary Emma Seal (1865-1941) and William Heyburn Seal (1822-1910) are especially well documented. Of special interest are several ledgers from William Twaddell (1781-1826); teachers' lists of pupils from Chadds Ford and Smith Bridge schools (1875-1916); and a tax record for Birmingham Township (Delaware County, Pennsylvania county) for 1858. Some photographs of the Seal family, especially photographs taken by Edward J. S. Seal (circa 1940), are stored with the Society's photograph collection.
A full inventory of the collection is below:
Deeds Stephen Hayes, Kennett Township, and his wife Sarah, sellers, to James Brinton of the same place 80 acre property Edward Brinton, witness Thomas Temple and William Seal, witnesses Typewritten, word-for-word transcriptions of five indentures (deeds) relating to the Seal-Twaddell estates of "The Great Bend of the Brandywine," now known as Big Bend. 1991.06.016 Grant from William Penn's sons to Enoch Hollingsworth 8/3/1754 1991.06.017 Enoch Hollingsworth to Harry Gordon 10/10/1763 1991.06.018 John Pyle to Robert McAlhose 2/22/1775 1991.06.019 McAlhose (Sheriff sale) to William Twaddell 8/29/1785 1991.06.020 William Twaddell, Jr., to William H. and Eli Seal 11/15/1884 Grant from Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, to Enoch Hollingsworth of 17 3/4 acres of land in Birmingham Township, Chester County Title on back of deed: Patent to Enoch Hollingsworth for 17 3/4 acres of land in the county of Chester Signed on back of deed: James Hamilton Framed in black wood, double sided Deed of land from Enoch Hollingsworth to Capt. Harry Gordon (between double glass and framed by gilded wood) Indenture (deed) : 16 3/4 acres sold by Enoch Hollingsworth to Robert Macklehose for 105 pounds 15 shillings Includes deed of conveyance of 200 acres to Captain Harry Gordon Land is in Birmingham Township in a bend of Brandywine Creek Deed witnessed by George Brown, John Hollingsworth, James Chandler Deed of sale for 250 acres of land in Birmingham, Chester County Sold by John Pyle to Robert McAlhose for 207 pounds 12 shillings Framed in black wood between double glass Printed deed of sale for property in Birmingham, Chester County. Purchased by Robert McAlhose and his wife Sarah from Phebe Brinton, spinster, for 300 pounds Deed recorded March 17, 1775. H. H. Graham, Recorder Handwritten on back: Birmingham Farm Deed for sheriff's sale of property of the late Robert McAlhose Receipt for successful bid of 60 pounds paid by William Twaddle William Gibbons, Sheriff [Sale of Mealhouse property to William Twaddell (framed in gilded wood between double glass)] James Russell, Lower Birmingham Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Letitia his wife, sellers of 75 acres in Birmingham Township, Delaware County William Cook, Borough of Wilmington, Christiana Hundred, Newcastle County, Delaware, purchaser Recorded August 24, 1801 James Barnard, Recorder Thomas Newlin and Rachel Atkinson, witnesses Handwritten indenture (deed of sale) from William Cook and wife Margaret Cook of Wilmington, Delaware, to Hugh Cook and Thomas Cook of Lower Birmingham Township, Delaware County. Made May 5, 1801. Entered and recorded in the Office for Recording of Deeds in and for the County of Delaware in Deed Book E page 525. Given under the hand and seal of said County August 24, 1801. James Barnard, Recorder Nehemiah Hilton and Joseph Newlin, witnesses Handwritten deed of sale for property of Hugh Cook, Ann his wife, and Thomas their son; sold to Benoni Shields, house carpenter 26 acres 14 perches property is in Birmingham Township, Delaware County $652.18 paid for property Signed and sealed by Hugh Cook, Ann Cook (by her mark), and Thomas Cook Witnesses: Joseph Brinton and George Heyburn Before Joseph Brinton, Justice of the Peace, Hugh Cook, Ann Cook, and Thomas Cook affirmed their sale of the property Recorded March 14, 1806; Thomas B. Dick, Recorder Handwritten on back: Deed, Hugh Cook & wife & Thomas Cook to Benoni Shields for land in Birmingham Township. 26 acres & 14 perches Handwritten deed of sale for property of Benoni Shields, house carpenter, and his wife Lydia; sold to George Heyburn, farmer 26 acre, 14 perches property is in Birmingham Township, Delaware County $1170 paid for property Signed and sealed by Benoni Shields and his wife Lydia Witnesses: Joseph Brinton, Justice of the Peace, and John Norritt Recorded April 10, 1815; Joseph Engle, Recorder Handwritten on back: Deed, Benoni Shields & Wife to George Heyburn for land in Birmingham. 26 acres & 14 perches Handwritten deed of sale for property of Benoni Shields and his wife Lydia; sold to George Heyburn 7 1/2 acres in Birmingham Township, Delaware County $430 paid for property Signed and sealed by Benoni Shields and his wife Lydia Witnesses: Thomas Peirce and Robert Peirce Recorded April 10, 1816; Joseph Engle, Recorder Handwritten on back: Deed, Benoni Shields & Wife to George Heyburn for 7 1/2 acres of land in Birmingham Purchase of property by William H. and Eli Seal (framed in gilded wood between double glass) [Probably] documentation of title search for the Birmingham Meeting House from the date of Penn's sons' grant to the latest deed in 1844. The property was passed down through wills after 1785 Handwritten in ink On fourth page, mathematical calculations in ink and pencil Deed of sale for property in Birmingham Township, Delaware County. William H. Seal paid Eli and Priscilla Seal $6,037.50 for a farm near the Brandywine Creek. Names used in description of property: Stephen Taylor Noble Butler Robert Bullock William Twaddell William Twaddell Junior Harriett Twaddell Jacob Smith Jacob D. Kitts Deed received for record September seventh, 1872, and recorded in Delaware County Deed Book E No. 3, page 388.
Documents Notice of sale of A Valuable Farm in Birmingham Township, Delaware County, Pa. 115 acres include a large stone house, barn, stone spring house, etc. Sale includes livestock, equipment, and grain. Sale offered by Wm. Twaddell, Jr. Declaration of sale at the late residence of James Hannum at 12 o'clock on 5th day [Thursday?] the 16th of October, 1823, by Margaret Hannum, Administratrix, and Eli Seal, Administrator. Sale includes the personal estate of James Hannum: livestock, equipment, crops, furniture. Printed notice with handwritten addition. Notice of public sale at the residence of the late Wm. Twaddell, late of Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Pa., by Charles Twaddell and James Twaddell. Sale to occur on Thursday, the 25th day of September, 1856, at 10 o'clock a.m. Personal property includes 2 shares of P. & B. C. Rail Road stock, livestock, crops, farming equipment, and furniture. Notice printed in Wilmington, Del., by Vernon's Steam Power Press Declaration of sale to be held on 5th day the 12th of 10th-Mo. [Thursday(?), October 12] 1826, at 1 o'clock: a valuable plantation of Westtown land, 126 acres that belonged to James Hannum, deceased. Includes house, barn, tenant house, other outbuildings. Margaret Hannum, Administratrix Printed at the Record Office, West Chester, Pa Declaration of sale of personal property of William Seal, deceased, in Birmingham Township, Chester County: all personal property, including horses, cattle, bees, farm equipment, hay, household furniture, on 4th day [Wednesday] September 25, 1822, at 12 o'clock. William Seal and Thos Burnett, administrators. Notice printed September 11, 1822 Handwritten conditions of sale and acknowledgment of purchase of 115 acre farm in Birmingham Township. Price: $35 per acre William Twaddell, seller William H. Seal and John Heyburn, buyers Bond of Robert McAlhose, yeoman, Birmingham, Chester County, to Phebe Brinton of the same place 300 pounds owed. If 150 pounds are repaid with interest by February 28, 1776, the obligation is void. Signed by Robert McAlhose; witnessed by John Thompson, Junior, and Miles Macarty Includes authorization on February 28, 1775, for McAlhose to be represented, in case of suit, by Francis Johnston, Attorney of the Court of Common Pleas at Chester in the county of Chester in the province of Pennsylvania Includes record of payments, May 3, 1784-August 28, 1789 On outside of document: Bond of Warrant. Attorney Robert McAlhose. Phebe Brinton. Dated 28th Feby 1775 for 150 pounds Document printed by Joseph Crukshank William H. and Eli Seal of the Township of Birmingham in the County of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania are bound to William Twaddell junior for $4025 Witnessed by P(?) Edwards and R. E. Hannum On back: Handwritten notations of interest paid 1845-1851 Form printed and sold by Y. S. Walter, Darby 16 calling cards in an envelope addressed to Howard E. Seal, Chadds Ford, Del Co. Pa Return address on envelope: Jones & Co. Card Printers, Nassau N. Y. Calling cards of Goodley family members, Jefferis family, Seal family, Laura Twaddell, others 51 calling cards, some handwritten. Some have scalloped edges, colored stickers a: William H. Seal 2 cards b: Edward J. S. Seal 11 cards c: James G. Seal 3 cards c: Howard E. Seal 1 card c: Eva May Seal 1 card d: Other names include Goodley family, Twaddell family, Jefferis family, Garrett family, Tempest family, A. Lizzie Hannum, Bertha M. Pyle: 33 cards Per label from exhibit, date unknown. Calling cards belonged to Howard E. Seal Handwritten certificate of marriage of Eli Seal to Mary Hannum, both of Chester County, Pennsylvania, on December 3, 1812. Enoch Yarnall, Justice of the Peace for Chester County. Signed by Enoch Yarnall, Eli Seal, Mary Seal, and 19 witnesses, including several Brintons Handwritten certificate of marriage of Eli Seal to Susan Hayburn, on August 2, 1821. Eli Seal of the township of upper [sic] Bermingham [sic] in the County of Chester Susan Hayburn of the County of Delaware in the township of Lower Burmingham [sic] John Caldwell, Justice of the Peace On back of sheet: Certificate [sic] of marriage Eli Seal Susan Hayburn Signed by Eli Seal, Susannah Seal, five Maxwells, others Carbon copy of typewritten letter to George T. Butler, Media, Pa., from B. H. Haines, West Chester, Pa. Request for information about land transactions between Jacob Kitts and William H. and Eli Seal in 1855. April 4, 1911 Typewritten letter from George T. Butler, Media, Pa., to B. H. Haines (Ben), West Chester, Pa., reporting three property transfers in response to the April 4 request from Mr. Haines. Morris Palmer and Margaret, his wife, to Jacob G. Kitts: 111 acres, Birmingham Township, on March 31, 1854 Jacob G. Kitts and Charlotte N., his wife, to Wm. H. Seal and Eli Seal: 1 acre, 150 perches, Birmingham Township, on April 1, 1855 Wm. H. Seal and Deborah, his wife, and Eli Seal and Priscilla, his wife, to Jacob G. Kitts: 35 perches and 1 acre, 150 perches, Birmingham Township, 1855, recorded April 17, 1872 Handwritten letter to R. E. Hannum Esq., Chester, Delaware County, from Edward Twaddell, Philadelphia, executor of the estate of I. (?) P. Twaddell. Edward Twaddell states that there is sufficient personal property to satisfy all debts and legacys [sic] of the deceased. On back of sheet: R. E. Hannum Esq, Chester, Delaware County, Pa; Wm Twaddell Letter (a) and envelope (b) handwritten by "Ray Winston" (assumed name) to Mary Emma Seal ("Beloved") Declaration of love from an unknown 33 year old man who lacks the courage to use his real name Note on typewritten copy of letter: We do not know if Emma Seal ever answered this letter. We do know that she never married Letter has seal in upper left corner: picture of building with three towers, arch-shaped word Huntington above building Envelope postmarked Wilmington, Del, [March?] 30, 1886 Letter (a) and envelope (b) from Irenee du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware, to William H. Seal, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Mr. du Pont offers employment to Mr. Seal on a trial basis, until May 1, 1944 Handwritten genealogy of the Seal family from 1718-1983 Author unknown Most information from 19th and early 20th centuries Promissory note signed by William H. Seal and John Heyburn. "Ten days after date I promise to pay to Wm. Twaddell four Hundred and two dollars & fifty cents for value received. $402.50. Oct. 9th 1844." Signatures have been crossed off. Handwritten in ink on torn ruled paper. Handwritten receipt for $402.50 Received of William H. Seal...Four hundred and two Dollars and fifty cents...ten percent of the purchase money for my farm situate in the Township of Birmingham, County of Delaware sold at public sale on the 9th day of October Inst & purchased by said Seal. Said sum being paid at this time in compliance with the Conditions of sale. Signed by Wm Twaddell Jr. Signed by Tho. Bullock and George Heyburn Receipt for $2.00 tax paid Wm. Twaddell to Wm H. Seall [sic] & Eli Seal In the Recorder office Deed dated Nov 15. 184 [sic] Recd for Record Nov. 15. 1844 Recd. tax $2 paid James Huston Recorder Handwritten in ink on torn paper Stamped in upper left corner of receipt: South North Co Springfield Receipt for payment of $10.00 by Wm H and Eli Seal to R. E. Hannum Money was paid for writing a deed and professional services in the title to the estate of Wm Twaddell Jr. Typewritten notice from William T. Seal acknowledging receipt of $578.71: the legacy bequeathed by Susan Seal ($500) and the amount of a promissory note ($75) plus interest on the latter. Signed Wm. T. Seal Signed and sealed by George Broomall, Notary Public Witnesses: John M. Broomall and [Illegible] On reverse of sheet: Release, William T. Seal to William H. Seal and Eli Seal Ex'ors. Bound at top with pink ribbon Fragment of wax seal between layers of paper Handwritten on small envelope accompanying seal: Part of seal from Pat...[?] to Enoch Hollingsworth Handwritten will of William Twaddell giving to his son Jno P. Twaddell his plantation of about 100 acres Fragment of a copy of the last will and testament of Enoch Hollingsworth Original of will dated November 29, 1752; fragment undated "The above is a true Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Enoch Hollingsworth deceased taken from and Compared with ye original ye 29 Nov of 1752. In testimony...ye seal of said office be hereto affixed" Signed Jo Farkersig [?]. Seal is affixed. Three names in upper left corner: Eleanor Pile, Hannah Thatcher [?], Thos Harsare [?] Will giving to the writer's son William a farm in Birmingham Township Delaware County, said to contain about 115 acres Author: Jno. Twaddell? Farm had been willed to the writer by his father William Twaddell Document accepting the will of Susan Seal for probate. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Delaware County, signed by Register of Wills Thomas Lees. December 30, 1882. William H. Seal and Eli Seal, executors Attached to the will (1991.06.028b) on legal paper titled Letters Testamentary, Estate of Susan Seal, Deceased Handwritten will of Susan Seal, dated March 18, 1870 Bequests to sons William H. Seal and Eli Seal, grandson William T. Seal W. M'Caulley and J. P. Rush [Ruth?], witnesses Attached to the probate document (1991.06.028a) on legal paper titled Letters Testamentary, Estate of Susan Seal, Deceased Handwritten will of Deborah M. Seal giving money and household goods to Mary Emma Seal. "My desire [sic] is for Mary Emma Seal to have all of my money and household goods."
Volumes Likely class project at Westtown School in which William H. Seal and Christ. C. Marsh were partners. Written as a Day-Book, Birmingham January 5th 1844, it describes the setting-up of a make believe business and the daily accounts transacted. The last entry is July 4, 1844. Leather spine, marbled paper covers Reference to Westtown School is from cataloguing work sheet See also 2009.07.007, Day-Book Wm H. S. 1844; May-July 1844 Farm and Grist Mill Ledger 1804-1826 William Twaddell, Senior and Junior Includes farm and mill operations and household expenses Source of cataloguing information: Cataloguing Work Sheet and display tag Iron Forge Ledger of William Twaddell, 1781-1786 Display tag found in ledger shows 1781-1785. William Twaddell, iron master (1745-1827) Handwritten ledger without covers. Many pages torn Source of cataloguing information: Cataloguing Work Sheet. No title page in ledger Farm ledger of Howard E. Seal 1894-1922 Accounts for about 12 hired help at Locust Knoll Farm On leather cover: Howard E. Seal Chadds Ford Pa Source of cataloguing information: Cataloguing Work Sheet and display tag Handwritten account book of William H. Seal On title page: Day-Book. Wm. H. S. 1844 On page : 1844 Leger [sic]. C. C. & M. On page : Cash-Book. Wm. H. & S. 1844 On page : Invoice-Book. Wm. H. S. 1844. On page : Sales-Book. Wm. H. Seal. 1844 On page : Bill-Book. Wm. H. & S. 1844. Last page: center section cut out 30 pages before last page are blank Duplicate record of Birmingham Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania county, state, and dog taxes owed for the year 1858 Handwritten title on cover of bound paper booklet: Duplicate for Birmingham Del Co, Penna, 1858 Alphabetical listings of taxpayers, inmates, and single men William H. Seal, Collector of Taxes Separate sheet tipped in on first page: statement of county commissioners authorizing the collection of taxes. Signed by Perciphor Baker, Saml Leedom, James Cloud [?]. Thos D. Nelling, Clerk Penmanship copy book of William H. Seal Includes poetry and sentences on many subjects Print and cursive Several colored alphabets and illustrations Likely origin: Spring House School, Chadds Ford Paper covers Handwritten and illustrated copybook by William H. Seal Contains problems in plane trigonometry, dividing land, and general surveying Includes hand-colored drawings of ships, houses, etc. Produced at Birmingham School, No. 1, said to have been held in the Chads Spring House 1841 date on title page. Some problems and one drawing dated later Copy book with front and back paper covers printed with illustrations and poetry of the four seasons. Contains extensive meticulously written arithmetic word problems and computations. "Under the superintendence of Joseph W. Bennett. Of the Independence of the U. States the 61st year. Birmingham TP. Delaware Co. Pennsylva October 3rd 1837" Next-to-last page: colored calligraphy and 1839 date Last page: calligraphy and 1844 date Handwritten diary of Mary Emma Seal Given to Mary Emma Seal by "Edward's" on December 18, 1935 Includes two pages of addresses and two pages of birthdays Some daily entries include birth and death information about Twaddell family and others Mensuration by William Seal Completed at the Spring House School (Old John Chad Spring House, Chadds Ford, PA.) Bound exercise book handwritten and illustrated by William Seal October 1839-February 1841 Geometry, Conic Sections, Solids, Superfices, Cylindric Rings, Brick-layers Work, Painters and Glaziers Work, Paviors Work, Vaulted and Arched Roofs, Timber Measures and Specific Gravity Upside down and running backward from the end are about 32 pages of records of work and wages for threshing, 1882-1892 Includes full page colored drawing of sailing vessel A handwritten copy book of arithmetic, accounting, and basic physics problems Treatise on Mensuration handwritten and illustrated (part color) by William G. [?] Shimer West-town Seminary June 3rd 1840 On title page: Wm G Dilworth Last six pages contain poems, some written in pencil by another hand Leather spine, marbled paper covers William Shimer is believed to be the great-grandfather of Anna Seal Schlosser Scrapbook compiled by Mary Emma Seal (11/30/1865-4/26/1941) Includes family, local, and national news; obituaries Includes artwork by Eleanor Seal: a small drawing dated November 9, 1934, and a hand-colored and -lettered map of New England and nearby Canada dated 1932 On spine: Scrap Book Cover is blue board with red and black design (butterflies, fan, flowers). Strings are tied along the spine Cataloguing information from display card found in book Teachers' lists of pupils (males and females on separate lists) and their attendance, all handwritten Title on cover: Teachers' Monthly Reports Handwritten on cover: 1880 to 1886, Harvey School Harrisburg, Issued by the Department of Public Instruction, Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1877 Attendance records from January 30, 1880-December 7, 1886 Includes the number of days attended by each pupil and the names of each class teacher. The ages on page 2 varied between 6 & 17 years of age. The total attendance for the term varied between 13 days and 102 days as of January 30, 1880. Also listed were the "visits" by relatives and/or friends, and the date and length of the visit. Both male and female teachers taught in the school: Male, Mattie Ford; Female, Rebecca A. Fearon, Hanna P. Fairlamb, Florence E. Brinton, Maggie H. Kents, L. Emma Pyle, Addie H. Pyle, Addie H. Pyle. R. Dills Frame was the Record Books secretary. Between pages 18 and 19 is an "Arith. Review" test. Between pages 30 and 31 is an attendance record with list of "Books Used". Written on last flyleaf: " Books received this year." Cataloguing revised August 26, 2009, by Susan Poston Teachers' lists of pupils (males and females on separate lists) and their attendance, all handwritten Title on cover: Teacher's Monthly Reports Handwritten on cover: 1906 to 1913, Chadd's Ford School Issued by the Department of Public Instruction, Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1904 Attendance records from September 3, 1906-June 9, 1913 Includes the number of days attended by each pupil and the names of each class teacher. Teachers listed: Christian C. Sanderson (together with his salary), Thomas Wallace, Sec. Mary L McNamee, Howard E. Seal, Sec. Anna W. McCay, Sara Gyger (salary listed, page 97) Lists visitors for each month. May 1907: Mrs. N. C. Wyeth Cataloguing revised August 26, 2009, by Susan Poston Teachers' lists of pupils (males and females on separate lists) and their attendance, all handwritten Issued by the Department of Common Schools Harrisburg, Benjamin Singerly, State Printer, 1874 Contains records from October 6, 1875-Jnauary 12, 1881 Hand printed on title page: 1875 T 1880 Smith Bridge Includes the number of days attended by each pupil and the names of teachers: Harriet L Hill, salary listed, (Alban Harvey, Sec.). Hattie B. Kendrick, salary listed, (Alban Harvey, Sec.). Ellen C. Park, salary listed, (T. Speakman, Sec.). Emma Irey, salary listed, (P. Miles Frame, Sec.). Lists visitors for each month Teachers' lists of pupils in nine grades (males and females on separate lists) and their attendance, all handwritten Title on cover: Teacher's Monthly Reports Handwritten on cover: 1901 to 1904, Smith Bridge School Issued by the Department of Public Instruction, Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1899 Contains records from September 3, 1900-May 29, 1907 Includes the number of days attended by each pupil and the names of teachers: Katharine F. Pollock, Alice E. Bullock, Margaret Himelright, Florence P. Miller Lists visitors for each month Teachers' lists of pupils (males and females on separate lists) and their attendance, all handwritten Title on cover: Teacher's Monthly Report Issued by the Department of Public Instruction Harrisburg, Edwin K. Meyers, State Printer, 1888 Contains records from September 4, 1893-November 24, 1899 Includes the number of days attended by each pupil and the names of teachers: Katie L. Hird/Katie L. Hird Shields, Cornelia H. Watkin, Nellie Barton, May Brinton, Narcissa W. Thornbury, Martha Merion, M. Elsie Philips Lists visitors for each month Brown, leather-bound book kept by Mary Emma Seal (1865-1941) containing scenic documentary post cards, birthday, Christmas and greeting cards. Includes birthday cards sent to her father William Heyburn Seal (1822-1910) on his 87th birthday, as well as page of gilded signatures of Seals, Welches, and Thurley M. Kaut. Includes photo cards of local and regional scenes and sites, such as Hoffman's Mill ca 1900 Includes auction catalogue March 28, 1899: registered Holstein and Friesian cows to be sold at Chestnut Knoll Farm near Fairville Station Cataloguing information revised 12/11/2008 by Susan Poston Bound scrapbook of Mary Emma Seal [?] Contains newspaper clippings, including many obituaries, and colored stickers
Published items Miniature maroon velvet bound booklet with colored, printed tiny pictures. Miniature purple velvet bound booklet containing photo of mustachioed man. 180th anniversary of Brandywine Baptist Church On cover: Brandywine Baptist Church. 1715-1895. Anniversary and History. Rev. A. Judson Furman, A. M., Pastor Philadelphia, J. A. Wagenseller, Printer, 23 N. Sixth St., 1895 Handwritten in pencil on title page: Howard E. Seal Information revised 11/20/08 by Susan Poston Handwritten genealogy Apparently the children of Wm and Hannah (Baccus) Wilson: Dianna married Daniel Nicholas Jacob Wm married Deb Twaddell, Clarissa Talley Samuel married Clarissa Grubb John (youngest) Hannah married Thomas Vandiver Ann married Peter Talley Mary married Twaddell Martha died with baby [?] Volume xxxv Number 1 of American Agriculturist Published by the Orange Judd Company, 245 Broadway, New York Illustrated, with advertisements Atlas of the world, mainly United States, bound by stitches to a cloth cover. Colored maps Handwritten and colored title page: William H. Seal, Birmingham, Delaware County. Pa. February, 8th. 1839. Includes chart: Exhibiting the progress of Christianity from the birth of our Saviour to the present time. Maps of Chester County, its townships, boroughs, and villages Compiled, drawn, and published from personal examinations and surveys W. H. Kirk & Co., Philadelphia, publisher N. Friend, Engr, Philad C. L. Smith, Del. Each map was approved by the County Commissioners: Joseph T. Reynolds, W., C. James, and W. MacFeat Several pages from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, January 7, 1923, were bound in after page 105. Inserted loose in book: two copies of a color photograph from the Philadelphia Inquirer of the USS Super Dreadnaught Oklahoma; notice from unidentified newspaper of public sale of farm in West Vincent Township, January 27, 1921 Cover title: New Historical Atlas of Delaware Co. Pennsylvania Maps compiled, drawn, and published from personal examinations and surveys by Everts & Stewart, Philadelphia, 1875 Maps of townships, boroughs, and villages interspersed with lithographic views of residences, businesses, properties, buildings, and landscapes. Maps of the United States and Pennsylvania follow the Table of Contents. Includes histories of Delaware County, the villages and townships, and names of county officers and post offices. Includes a business directory of patrons of the atlas. Temperance Reader Compilation of writings in support of temperance Compiled by Charles Yale Boston: Hiliard, Gray, and Company. 1835 Leather bound Handwritten on front endpaper: The property of William H. Seal. His book 24th of Dec 1842 Display tag disposed of Information revised 11/20/08 by Susan Poston Old and New Testaments From New Testament title page: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Newly translated out of the original Greek...By His Majesty's Special Command...1744 Inscribed inside front cover: William Mc??? His Book 1797 Inscription on back of New Testament title page: Joseph Mc??? His Book Hand and Pen 1794 Handwritten marks inside back cover Psalms in meter follow the New Testament Questions and answers about the Bible, "particularly suited to the instruction of youth." Written by I. Watts, D. D. From the fifteenth London edition Philadelphia, republished by Rufus Littel, printed by Simon Probasco Inscribed on flyleaf: Steal not this book for [sic] fear Of shame for underneath tis The owner's name His first is E that letter Bright the Next is S in all mens [sic] sight Eli Seal Book 1834 Includes list of subscribers' names in Pennsborough, Newlin, West Chester, East and West Crawford, East and West Marlborough, Burmingham [sic], and Kennett Items found in book include pressed leaves and a calling card. See folder in Collections Room
Gifts of Anna Seal Schlosser, 1991 and Barbara A. Lloyd and Margaret E. Mitten, 2009.
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