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Burton Alva Konkle Manuscripts


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Burton Alva Konkle was an American historian, teacher, and author. He was ordained in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in 1894 and a founder of the Pennsylvania History Club. He wrote a number of books mostly about political figures in Pennsylvania history.

Arranged in two series, David Lloyd manuscript and James Wilson manuscripts.

The Life and Writings of James Wilson, Vols. 1-4, available on microfilm, MS-K, in Friends Historical Library.

The manuscripts were given by Konkle's daughter, Winifred Ferry Fishcer (Mrs. Charles Fischer), 1967.

The manuscripts were foldered and briefly described when deposited on loan by Konkle's widow. Their daughter donated them to the Library in 1967.

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Susanna Morikawa
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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Manuscript.
Box 1
Archival Resource Key. Typescript copy.
Box 2

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 1 Life and Times, manuscript.
Box 3
Archival Resource Key. Vol. 1 Life and Times, typescript copy.
Box 4
Archival Resource Key. Vol 2 Letters, typed transcript.
Box 5

The manuscript of Vol. 2 was not given to the Library and has not been located.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 3 Constitutional, Financial, Political and other papers, manuscript.
Box 6
Archival Resource Key. Vol 4 American Political Science and Jurisprudence: General principles, manuscript.
Box 7
Archival Resource Key. Vol. 5 American Political Science and Jurisprudence.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

General principles, 1790-1791 continued; Nation and State, 1791-1792. Manuscript.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 6 American Political Science and Jurisprudence.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Crime and Property, 1791-1792; Charges to Juries, Opinions, Proprosed Digests and Legal Miscellany. Manuscript

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