LMHS.15: Levering family papers
Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004
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Born in Lower Merion, John Levering (1789-1878) was a graduate of the University Academy and a noted mathematician and surveyor. He was an employee of the surveying and civil engineering departments of the City of Philadelphia and was appointed by the City Councils of Philadelphia as City Surveyor for Roxborough and Manyunk. He was the eighth headmaster of the Lower Merion Academy, and co-founded of the Lower Merion Library Company, the first public library in Lower Merion, in 1842. Levering is buried in the graveyard of the Roxborough Baptist Church.
This collection consists of a Levering family bible, a deed for John Levering's burial plot, two obituaries of John Levering, two photographs (William Macy Levering, 1854-1901), and genealogical notes compiled by Clifford Fenton.
Gifted by David and Jeanne Fenton, 2008.
- Lower Merion Historical Society
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- 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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