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Mary Stout Cowgill was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1855 to Daniel and Elizabeth Reed Cowgill. In 1884 she married James Martin, who was born in 1852 in Philadelphia to Jonathan Willis and Malvina Register Martin. Mary and James Martin's daughter, Mary Stout Martin (Mrs. William Wharton), was born in 1885. Mary Cowgill Martin lived most of her life in Delaware and died in 1938.
Mary Wynne Wister was born in Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1873 she married Algernon S. Logan (1849-1925), a descendant of William Penn's secretary James Logan. Algernon was a wealthy aesthete who penned several books of poetry. They had one child together, Robert Restalrig Logan (1874-1956), and lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Mary died in 1933.
This collection consists of letters from Mary Stout Martin to Mary Wister Logan, organized in chronological order. The letters appear to be mostly of a personal and routine nature, although some larger topics may also be addressed in the letters.
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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- 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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