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Number of collections: 1
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Institution: Haverford College
Title: Philadelphia lawyers collection.
Dates: 1815-1889 (bulk 1820s-1840s)
Extent: .33 linear feet
Language: Materials in English.
Biographical or Historical Note: Eli Kirk Price (1797-1884) was a well-known real estate attorney in Philadelphia. He was involved in many of the political and cultural affairs of the city of Philadelphia; he was Vice President of the American Philosophical Society, President of the Numismatical and Antiquarian Society, a member of The Historic Society of Pennsylvania, and one of the founders of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Edward Shippen Burd (1779-1848), was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and the only son of Edward and Elizabeth (Shippen) Burd. In 1800 he was admitted to the bar, and in 1810 he married Eliza Howard Sims, daughter of Wooddrop and Sarah Sims. William Tilghman (1756-1827) was a lawyer, jurist and statesman from Maryland. He served as the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court from 1805 to 1827. Daniel Coxe was a successful merchant and landowner, and in 1800 he married Margaret Burd (1781-1845), daughter of Edward and Eliza Shippen Burd.
Scope and Content Note: This is an artificial collection of letters, bills, and legal agreements of several prominent Philadelphia lawyers, including Eli Kirk Price, Edward Shippen Burd, Richard and Anastasia Lloyd, James Willis Martin, Daniel W. Coxe, and others. The collection also includes several pamphlets relating to the Philadelphia and Baltimore Yearly Meetings, as well as magazines and newspapers, such as Graham's, the Philadelphia Visitor, and The Friend.
Personal and Corporate Names: Burd, Edward Shippen, 1779-1848. / Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884. /
Genres: Correspondence. / Pamphlets. /
Related collections: University of Delaware: Burd family papers.
The collection is open for research. Please contact Diana Franzusoff Peterson, Manuscripts Librarian & College Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or to access the collection.
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