Held at: Germantown Historical Society [Contact Us]5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Germantown Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Giles Spranklin Stafford, (1856-) was a policeman, poet, and resident of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stafford was married by Unitarian Reverend Charles G. Ames to Kate Arnold of Philadelphia in 1882. He published Incidents and Reminiscences of Smearsburg: With a Collection of Poems and Verse in 1930.
This collection is comprised of manuscripts and typescripts of poems, short stories, and historical essays. There are also a number of letters to Stafford dating from 1923 to 1931, newspaper clippings, history notes, and copies of the Germantown periodical The Beehive, 1926-1932.
- Germantown Historical Society
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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