Lewis S. Coryell correspondence
Held at: New Hope Historical Society [Contact Us]45 South Main Street, P.O. Box 41, New Hope, PA, 18938
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"Lewis Slate Coryell was born in 1788 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, to Joseph and Eleanor Coryell. In 1813, Coryell married Mary Vansant, and the couple had at least one son, Martin (1815-1886). By the 1820s, Coryell had moved to New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he developed a successful lumber business. In 1829, he served as county auditor and began developing what would become a lengthy political career in Pennsylvania. As a state politician, he came in contact with many national officials, including Presidents James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan. Coryell died in New Hope in 1865."
Quoted text from: Cary Majewicz. Finding aid to Lewis S. Coryell papers, 1806-1872 and undated, Collection 0151. July 2009. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Accessed February 21, 2013. http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/c/Coryell0151.html.
This collection consists entirely of letters received by Lewis Coryell in the year 1832. Subjects include business and politics, especially the upcoming Presidential election (between Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and William Wirt), and the building of the Delaware Canal at New Hope. Correspondents include: C. Blackfan, R. C. Beatty, Richard Davis, E. A. Douglas, and John Fox, among numerous others.
Also included is one folder of materials of Mrs. James Neale about the sale of the Coryell property, 1949-1962.
Gift of Alfred G. Peirie.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
- Coryell, Lewis S., 1788-1865
- Fox, John, 1787-1849
- Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
- Wirt, William, 1772-1834
- New Hope Historical Society
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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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