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Charles Smith Ogden family Papers

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

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Charles Smith Ogden (1822-1904) was a Philadelphia Quaker businessman, genealogist, and civic leader. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of John Melchior and Harriet (Middleton) Ogden, into a prominent family involved in philanthropic and reform activities. He was educated in Friends' schools and married Emma Corbit (1827-1874) in 1848 under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). She was the daughter of Henry Cowgill Corbit and Sarah Bolton Corbit. Her mother was an intimate friend of Lucretia Mott. They had two children, Henry Corbit Ogden and Middleton Ogden. Charles Ogden worked as a wholesale druggist before the Civil War, was active on the committee to elect Abraham Lincoln, and served as Consul to Quebec, Canada, 1860-1864. In 1886, he began a tour around the world, which is recounted in his travel diaries, 1886-1891, composed as letters to his son. The trip ended abruptly with the death of his son, H. Corbit Ogden, in July 1891.

This collection contains a collection of Quaker correspondence, family correspondence, genealogical research, and memorabilia compiled by Charles Smith Ogden, a Philadelphia Quaker businessman, genealogist, and civic leader.

The colleciton is divided into six series:

  1. Ogden Collection: Autographs, Photographs and Original Papers of the Society of Friends
  2. Historica Genealogica in five volumes
  3. Scrapbook #2, Charles S. Ogden memorabilia
  4. Scrapbook #3, Our United States Consulate: Quebec, Canada
  5. Charles S. Ogden correspondence
  6. Miscellaneous

Donor: Marie Ogden Francke, 1948

Donor: Estate of Charles S. Ogden, 1905

The donor of the Ogden Collection (of autographs), Marie Ogden Francke (1878-1955) was a granddaughter of Charles Smith Ogden and the daughter of his son, H. Corbitt Ogden. The bulk of the material was given to Swarthmore College in 1905 as a memorial to Ogden's son, Middleton, who attended Swarthmore College in 1869-1870. Marie Francke was a member of New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite). The Quaker autographs collected by her grandfather were intended for Swarthmore College according to his Will.

Donor: Bureau of Archives and History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Acc. 2012.032

Processed by FHL staff prior to 1967. The collection of Quaker autographs apparently was retained by Charles S. Smith's granddaughter, Marie Odgen Francke, until 1948, when it was designated "Scrapbook #4" by FHL staff. The donor had the items mounted in an oversized scrapbook according to the archival standards of the time. In 1984, this scrapbook was dismantled in order to better preserve the documents. Detailed inventories of the contents were created and the siginficant correspondence individually described on the MSS card catalogue. In 2009, the collection was refoldered and described in more detail for access. The Lucretia Mott correspondence was removed to MSS Mott Manuscripts and the Hicks letter to FHL Safe. The detailed inventories of the genealogical papers are filed in Box 1. In 2012, the Bureau of Archives and History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, transferred over-sized certificates of membership to various philanthropic organizations. These were added to the collection as a separate series, Series 6 Miscellaneous. A photograph of the design of the US Treasury Building and a printed list of honorary members of the first troop of the Philadelphia City Cavalry were included in this gift and are stored with the certificates.

The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:

  1. The Quaker Ogdens in America, by Chas. Burr Ogden, J.B. Lippincott Co., Phila., 1898. BX7791.03403
  2. PG 7 - "John Melchior Ogden", biographical data.
  3. In Memoriam John M. Ogden. J.B. Lippincott Co., Phila., 1882. BX7796 +.03513
  4. Germantown History, p.15-17, "How Grandmother Dorothy Meng (later married Hugh Ogden) Saw the Battle of Germantown. Published by The Site and Relic Society of Germantown, 1915. F159.G3S62
  5. Photographs removed to FHL Individual Pictures include: Isaac Norris, John Townsend, Middleton Ogden, Marie Ogden, Lizzie Bowman Ogden, John Melchior Ogden, Lucretia Mott, James Mott, Elias Hicks
  6. Lucretia and James Mott correspondence (originals) removed to Mott Mss, MSS 035

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
FHL staff
Finding Aid Date
2009
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Note: The collection was mounted in an oversized bound volume presented to Swarthmore College. At that time, it was designated "Scrapbook Number 4" by staff at Friends Historical Library. In 1984, the items were placed in folders which are arranged in the order created by the donor.

Title page of Ogden Collection, ca. 1935.
Box Oe
Scope and Contents

Removed from a leather bound album in which the documents were mounted

Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook inventories, 1984.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

In 1984 FHL staff removed the contents from the oversized volume in order to better preserve the documents. Each item was numbered in the order it was attached to the acidic album. Detailed inventories were created, organized alphabetically and according to type of document.

Physical Description

1 folder

George Fox images.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Images of George Fox and his homes. Includes a photograph purchased by Ogden in 1891 of Fox's birthplace before it was dismantled

Physical Description

1 folder

Edward Hicks to Richard Price, n.d. (second day).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS, with thanks for the bottles of wine and offer to mention to his father-in-law a painting that includes a flock of sheep and bull with an image of Joseph John Gurney. (Photocopy - original SAFE)

Physical Description

1 folder

Elias Hicks to Samuel R. Fisher, 1799, 2 mo 11.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Send his regards to friends and their families in Philadelphia. (Photocopy - original SAFE)

Physical Description

1 folder

Poem written after hearing a sermon delivered by Elias Hicks 12 mo 12th 1822, 1823, 1 mo, 1.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Poem by Joseph Gill, copied by Henry C. Corbit

Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings about the life of Elias Hicks.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Carte de visite of Hicks, with an account of the Hicks death mask

Physical Description

1 folder

Penn family.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Images of Thomas Penn, Penn home and grave, and a leaf and bark from Penn's Treaty Elm. Bark mounted on a watercolor painting of the elm by Charles S. Ogden. Bark presented by Thomas Cowperthwait, 1836

Physical Description

1 folder

Documents concerning Richard Penn estate, 1737-1809.
Box Oe
Scope and Contents

Inventories, receipts, etc. Removed to oversize

Physical Description

1 folder

Proprietary records, 1732-1788.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Receipts, accounts addressed to Thomas Penn and Thomas Penn, Jr.

Physical Description

1 folder

George M. Justice to Charles S. Ogden, 1851, 5 mo.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Note refutes the allegation that William Penn was an enslaver at the time of his death. Carte de visite removed to FHL pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Lucretia Mott to Sarah [Corbit], 1851, 4 mo 25.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Letter reports that she had selected from her letters samples for the autograph collection that Sarah's son-in-law was compiling. "The time will come when the names of the ultra abolitionists, now 'cast out as evil' will be held in everlasting remembrance.'" Expresses sympathy for all the losses that Sarah has suffered. (Photocopy, original MSS 035)

Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin Lundy to Lucretia Mott, 1835, 9 mo 19.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Written from Philadelphia Prison. (Photocopy, original MSS 035)

Physical Description

1 folder

Richard Mott to James Mott, 1849, 2 mo, 8.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

From Dublin. (Photocopy, original MSS 035)

Physical Description

1 folder

William Rotch, Jr., to Lucretia Mott, 1848, 6 mo.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

"Dear Cousin." Visited the mountains of Pennsylvania, with plans to travel to Burlington and New York - in his 87th year. (Photocopy, original MSS 035)

Physical Description

1 folder

Moses Brown to Lucretia Mott, 1836, 7 mo 9.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Letter notes the death of Dr. John Moore which reminds him of the recent death of his son-in-law William Almy, New England Yearly Meeting minister. An account on their conversation concerning Elias Hicks. (Photocopy, original MSS 035)

Physical Description

1 folder

Lydia P. Mott to James and Lucretia Mott, 1851, 3 mo 4.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Introducing Francis Rattle who had recently visited

Physical Description

1 folder

Mott clippings and photographs.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Articles on the life of Lucretia. Photographs of James and Lucretia removed to FHL pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Nicholas Waln to Archibald Darrah, 1802, 3 mo 9.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Expresses the opinion that that Government should pick up the expenses for the Indian who have been removed to reservations.

Physical Description

1 folder

John Comly to Naomi (Hunt) Passmore, 1845, 2 mo 24.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Condolences on the death of her mother, Quaker minister Rachel (Gibbons) Hunt of Darby Monthly Meeting

Physical Description

1 folder

Susanna Jewett to Naomi (Hunt) Passmore, 1845, 11 mo 25.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Mentions recently attended Warrington Quarterly Meeting and therefore missed seeing Naomi's brother, John Passmore, at Concord Quarterly.

Physical Description

1 folder

Moses Brown to Naomi (Hunt) Passmore, 1848, 12 mo 28.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Written from Mobile, AL, and mentions cholera epidemic in New Orleans and elsewhere which has limited his travels in the ministry

Physical Description

1 folder

Harriet J. Moore to Naomi Passmore, 1852, 9mo 10.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Mentions visit to Moorestown Meeting where Naomi's brother John Hunt was also in attendance and the travels of other Quakers in the ministry. Images removed to FHL pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipts with autographs.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

David Rittenhouse (1783), Isaac Hopper (1813, 1821), Samuel Morris (1765)

Physical Description

1 folder

Anna Morris to Naomi Passmore, 1853, 7 mo 25.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Praises for Naomi's mother, Rachel Hunt

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary L. Lippincott to Naomi Passmore, 1853, 10 mo 2.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Religious exhortations. Mentions attending Baltimore Yearly Meeting and the ministry of Naomi's brother, John Hunt

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary G. Allen to Naomi Passmore, 1854, 1 mo 11.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Encouragement in the Faith, mentions meetings and visitors

Physical Description

1 folder

Joseph A. Dugdale to Naomi Passmore, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Regret that was not able to visit

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary Pike to Naomi Passmore, 1855, 10 mo 12.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Plans a visit

Physical Description

1 folder

Photo prints of Stephen Grellet travel minutes, 1814.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Gift to Marie Francke from Henry Haydock, together with typed transcript, booklet, and a letter from Henry Haydock, dated 1935

Physical Description

1 folder

Rachel W. Barker to Joseph T. Thomas, 1849, 1 mo 1.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Writing from Poukeepsie where many are sick with cholera, dysentery, and typhus

Physical Description

1 folder

Copy of a report concerning ministry of Rachel Wilson Moore, 1858, 5 mo 27.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Written by Elders of New York Yearly Meeting, disapproving of her visit. Clipping of her speech in Philadelphia wherein she expressed her opinion that the Bible was not meant to be taken literally and her support for equality for women. Photographs of her and her second husband, Dr. John Wilson Moore, of Philadelphia

Physical Description

1 folder

Debby Norris to Sally Fisher, 1779, Nov. 10.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS

Physical Description

1 folder

Hannah William silhouette and memorabilia, 1820-1845.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Silhouette taken at the Peale Museum, Philadelphia (Peale Museum stamp). Notice of her funeral and an invitation to John M. and Harriet Ogden to visit, 1844

Physical Description

1 folder

J. J. Gurney to daughter Anna, 1844, 2 mo (?).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous articles.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Article on Elizabeth Fry, engraving of her brother, booklet "Friends Disused Burial Grounds in Lancashire"

Physical Description

1 folder

Ogden family papers.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Memorabilia

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary Pike to Henry C. and Sarah Corbit, 1839, 11 mo 30.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Mary Pike, Quaker minister and wife of Henry Pike. Also a 1837 receipt signed by Henry Pike

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipts and autographs.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Receipt signed by Abraham Lower, 1834. Donor's note indicates that he was a Quaker minister of Green Street Monthly Meeting and built a cabinet for Harriet Middleton. George Freeman photo removed to FHL pictures

Physical Description

1 folder

Isaac Townsend to Charles S. Ogden, 1849, 2 mo 2.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. An affectionate letter in which he quotes from a letter written by Samuel Fothergill concerning marriage. Note from donor that Townsend had married into the Ogden family and was the father of Edward Townsend, warden of Eastern Penitentiary.

Physical Description

1 folder

Benjamin Ferris to Charles S. Ogden, 1855, 5 mo 3.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Responding to Ogden's inquiry for information about John C. Ogden, referring him to Bonsalls living in Darby.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jane Johnson to Harriet Ogden, 1856, 6th day.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Asking Harriet's advice on bill due from Samuel Darlington for one of their charges, as well as his offer to continue the child's studies at half price

Physical Description

1 folder

Dillwyn Parrish to Charles S. Ogden, 1866, 2 mo 23.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS referring to an accompanying letter which he is glad to provide, possibly from his father who died in 1840.

Physical Description

1 folder

Richard Price to Charles S. Ogden, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS offering financial advice regarding Ogden's creditors. Carte de visit glued to letter.

Physical Description

1 folder

George F. White to Richards Price, 1844, 5 mo 8.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS expresses the awkwardness with some members in the Society of Friends, created by his staying at the Prices' home in Philadelphia

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary A. Smith to Harriet Ogden, 1851, 12 mo 13.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS. Remembers fondly the times they worshipped together at Green Street, but chides her for not visiting more often.

Physical Description

1 folder

Deborah F. Wharton to Caroline Perot, 1874, 1 mo 25.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS, letter of sympathy. Clippings on her life.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lydia Longstreth to John M. Ogden, 1875, 6 mo 18.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Signed postcard committing $40 towards the brick meeting house at Fair Hill in hopes that there soon will be a meeting held there.

Physical Description

1 folder

Carolena M. Wood to Marie Francke, 1936.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Thank you note when hospitalized for Francke's get well message from the worship meeting. Clippings regarding her death, note from Henry Haydock concerning the funeral service where Rufus Jones spoke

Physical Description

1 folder

Duck Creek Monthly Meeting papers, 1790-1824.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Including original certificates of transfer and testimonies, printed epistle from London Yearly Meeting (1824)

Physical Description

1 folder

Henry Drinker and William Savery to Herman Updegraff and Ruth Kirk, 1790, 10 mo 18.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS concerning the estate and survivors of Elisha Kirk

Physical Description

1 folder

To the Men Elders of Green Street Monthly Meeting, n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

ALS from members of Green Street Monthly Meeting advising against the preaching of Thomas William Stuckey (d. 1888). According to his obituary in Friends Intelligencer, he was a former English Baptist who requested membership in the Society of Friends, but was rejected.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Quaker papers.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Including typed "Extracts from the History of Dover," and published Quaker catechism

Physical Description

1 folder

Marie Ogden Francke correspondence and memorabilia, 1935.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes ALS from Henry Haydock expressing thanks for the invitation to attend meeting at her apartment; Typed and signed "Sonnet of Spring (for Mrs. Francke" by Philip Blackburn; ALS from J. Russell Hayes of Friends Historical Library expressing pleasure at eventually receiving her scrapbook.

Physical Description

1 folder

Proprietary documents, Penn, 1733-1771.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Receipts

Physical Description

1 folder

Quaker Miscellaneous, ca. 1840-1938.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes autographs from John Wilbur, receipt for John M. Ogden for Chesterfield Boarding School, 1840. Cartes de visite of Henry and Elizabeth Ridgway transferred to FHL pictures.

Physical Description

1 folder

Marie Ogden Francke correspondence and memorabilia, ca. 1934-1938.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Letters received concerning the meetings held at her apartment in New York City and inspirational writings the group circulated. Published 1849 epistle from London Yearly Meeting removed to Oversize

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Note: Genealogical research compiled by Charles S. Ogden, with the volumes partly de-constructed. When the collection was processed before 1967, an attempt was made to follow Ogden's table of contents and an inventory of the items drawn up.

Typed inventory of the contents.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Created by FHL staff before 1967

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.1.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Contains: "Ogden: Name and Family prior to A.D. 1682; Thomas Ogden, clockmaker of Sunderland, England; Orthographic changes in family name, from 1150; Extracts from minutes of Brighouse Monthly Meeting, 1701-1740; Extracts from Bradford Parish Church records, 1558, 1562, 1563; Ogden hearth list, 1666; Parish church of Rochdale, County of Lancaster, Eng., concerning Ogden family.

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.2.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Descendants of David Ogden in Pennsylvania

Physical Description

1 folder

Additional notes on the Ogden family.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Notes on Ogden family taken from The Digested Copy of The Records of Births, of The Society of Friends, Quarterly Meeting of Yorkshire, Eng.

Physical Description

1 folder

Biographical and genealogical by J. M. Ogden of Ilkley, Eng.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

Copy of Third Item of Will of Chas. S. Ogden.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

8-14-1905 from Provident Life and Trust Company. regarding Chas. S. Ogden's bequest to Swarthmore College.

Physical Description

1 folder

Chas. S. Ogden's commission as Postmaster of Oakdale, 1866.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Oakdale Post Office, Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pa.

Physical Description

1 folder

Additional David Ogden material.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Copies of land purchase in Chester County from William Penn, Will, inventories, biographies

Physical Description

1 folder

H. Corbit Ogden instructions for executors of his estate, 1891.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

"Information for My Executors, Lizzie Ogden, Curtis A. Darling"

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.2. (Scrapbook No.1).
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Genealogical scrapbook compiled by Charles S. Ogden, including some cartes de visite, clippings. Detailed list of contents in folder

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.5. Meng. J. Christopher.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Chart of descendants of John Christopher Meng, born 1697, to H. Corbit Ogden, b.1849.

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.5. Meng. J. Christopher.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

"Descendants of Johann Christoph Meng in America"

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol.5. Meng. J. Christopher.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Article from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 6, No .4, 1882, on Germantown, and genealogical correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Notes on Ming (Meng) genealogy.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

With accompanying letter from Hannah Zell to Corbit Ogden, 6-4-1891

Physical Description

1 folder

"Ogden and Corbit".
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Chart starting with H. Corbit and Middleton Ogden and extending back six generations

Physical Description

1 folder

Historica Genealogica, Vol. II.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Bound volume with manuscript entries on Ogden genealogy, early settlement of Pennsylvania, Quaker meetings. Pages 124-125 holds information on life and career of Charles S. and Emma Ogden. Notes that Lucretia Mott spoke at Emma's funeral in 1874

Physical Description

1 folder

Loose notes inserted into Vol. II.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Townsend and Abbott family.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Charles S. Ogden's scrapbook of memorabilia. The contents removed from acidic covers and foldered in sections. Contains clippings of contemporary events and persons of interest including Abraham Lincoln, Charles Willson Peale's museum, and Pennsylvania Hall.

Miscellaneous clippings, death of Henry C. Corbit, 1840s-1850s.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 1-5, includes letter of thanks to Mrs. Charles S. Ogden, President of the Ladies Association from Tenth Ward Relief Association Resolution, 1858 (p. 4)

Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings concerning election of Abraham Lincoln, War, Ogden's appointment as Consul to Quebec annotated with notes by Charles S. Ogden, 1850-1860s.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 6-36, Tenth Ward People's Campaign Club ribbon, signed A. Lincoln (p. 9). Ogden was active in Lincoln's campaign and a delegate from the Tenth Ward at the Republican Convention in Philadelphia; also Clippings concerning Ogden's gift of a study of George Washington to the Historical which he purchased the Charles Willson Peale portrait at the sale of the Peale gallery in 1854

Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings and memorabilia, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and Union League.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 28-35, Letter from the Monthly Meeting accepting Ogden's explanation for his business failure; Notification of his election to the Union League of Philadelphia, 1864. He notes that he served in various capacities until his resignation in 1886 when he went abroad

Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 36-55, Death of his brother-in-law, Charles Corbit, and clipping on Pennsylvania Hall with a note by Ogden that he was present at the opening of Pennsylvania hall and at its destruction

Physical Description

1 folder

Wedding of H. Corbit Ogden and Lizzie C. Bowman, 1877.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 56-62. Married at Saint Stephen's Church, Wilkes Barre. Family photographs

Physical Description

1 folder

Family genealogy and visits to Quaker Sites.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

pp. 104-116, Bowman, Low, Middleton families and visits to homes of George Fox, William Penn, and Benjamin West

Physical Description

1 folder

Clipping announcing Ogden's visit to Ogden, Utah, 1893.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Photograph of Ogden's Nile cruise companions, clippings.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Pages 109-114

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

A bound volume contains primarily letters written by Emma Ogden, wife of Charles S. Ogden, to her sister Carrie, 3 month 14, 1862 to 3 month 20, 1864, written during period in which Charles was United States Consul in Quebec. These letters give a detailed picture of their life as members of the diplomatic circle, religious holiday observances, comments on persons of note, living conditions, fashions, social and political matters, weather. Scattered throughout are clippings and photographs of Canada and Canadians. Plan of the City of Quebec in 1845 and Wolfe military plans are included at the end.

Pages 61-124, March 14, 1862-March 20, 1864.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Washington, D.C., to Florida

Physical Description

1 folder

Pages 154-155.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Clipping on espionage in Quebec during United States Civil War. Quebec had many Confederate sympathizers

Physical Description

1 folder

Inserted between 155 and 157.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Letters from William Seward, Secretary of State, with Ogden's synopsis of communications sent by Consulate to Seward

Physical Description

1 folder

Pages 43-49.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Series of four cartoons on John Bull and War

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Diary notes of a five-year around-the-world trip taken by Charles S. Ogden, 1886-1891, written as letters to his son, H. Corbit Ogden. The trip was abruptly ended with news of Corbit's death and Charles S. Ogden's return from Scotland.

Letters 1-25, 1886, October through Feb, 9. 1887.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Washington, DC., to Florida

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 22-41, 1887, February 14 to April 4.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Havana, Cuba; then Mexico to California and Yosemite

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 42-60, 1887, May 9 to August 13.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

San Francisco and a steamer on the Pacific

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 61-68, 1887, Sept. 5 -October 23.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Japan and China

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 69-79, 1887 - 1888, Jan. 6.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Hong Kong, Singapore, British Burma

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 80-88, 1888, Jan. 4-Mar. 20.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

India and Ceylon

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 89-100, 1888, April-August.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Egypt and Middle East, then Russia

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 101-117, 1888, August -Feb. 1889.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Sweden, Germany, Austria-Hungary

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 118-131, 1889, Feb.-July.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Italy

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 132-150, 1889, July-Oct.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Switzerland, Germany

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 151-164, 1889, Oct.-Dec.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

France

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 165-184, 1889, Dec. - April 1890.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Monte Carlo and Africa, including trip down the Nile

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 185-200, 1890, April - June.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Italy, Sicily, Corsica

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 201-227, 1890, July - Nov.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

France, Switzerland, Germany

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 228-237, 1890, Nov. - Dec.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Netherland and Belgium

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 238-254, 1891, Jan-April.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

France

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 255-[274], 1891, April - July.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

England

Physical Description

1 folder

Unnumbered, 1891, July.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Scotland. On July 29, Corbit Ogden died suddenly in New York

Physical Description

1 folder

Concerning Corbit's death, 1891, July-August.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Final letter to Corbit and his letter to his father, telegrams, etc. concerning his death

Physical Description

1 folder

Ogden's record of letters received and sent, 1888-1891.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Lists which appear to be a record of dates on which Corbit wrote to his father, and dates on which he, Corbit, received photographs, newspapers, cases of curios, etc., from his father. Also map of Scotland, clippings

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter received, 1887, 1 mo 14-9 mo 1891.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from relatives and friends

Physical Description

1 folder

Genealogical correspondence, 1886-1894.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

These certificates were donated to the Pennsylvania State Archives, provenance unknown. They were offered to Friends Historical Library because it holds other Ogden family papers.

Certificate for H. Corbit Ogden, membership in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, April 12, 1869.
Box OE
Physical Description

OE folder

Certificate for Charles S. Ogden, donation of a book to the Carpenter's Company of Philadelphia, n.d.
Box OE
Physical Description

OE folder

Certificate honoring John M. Ogden for his donation from the Board of Managers of the House of Refuge, May 9, 1872.
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Certificate honoring John M. Ogden for his contribution to the Pennsylvania Hospital, January 1, 1859.
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Certificate bestowing life membership to Charles S. Ogden for the PA Training School for the Feeble-Minded, September 25, 1859.
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Certificate bestowing life membership to John M. Ogden for the Northern Home for Friendless Children, January 1, 1859.
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Certificate of Charles S. Ogden as a member of the Mercantile Beneficial Assoc. of Philadelphia, April 1852.
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Certificate bestowing life membership to John M. Ogden for the House of Refuge, April 14, 1857.
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