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A product of the distinctive culture of reform in antebellum Philadelphia, William Parker Foulke was the scion of the old elite who put a conservative stamp on social change. Trained as an attorney, Foulke spent much of his adult life engaging his deep amateur interest in natural history and mental philosophy and devoting himself to a variety of civic and philanthropic causes, including the colonization of freed slaves, penal reform, and cultural institutions in his native Philadelphia.

The Foulke Papers are the product of the diverse social and intellectual interests of the Philadelphia attorney and philanthropist William Parker Foulke. Consisting primarily of correspondence, notes, and essays, the collection touches on Foulke's many interests. The collection includes numerous lectures delivered by Foulke along with material on the Lancaster County Prison, New York Prison Association, and the Philadelphia Society For Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons; notebooks concerning prisons and prisoners, including a 1846-1852 diary, and a listing of prisoners, their race, age, crime, sentence, and observations; a diary concerning the American Colonization Society (1852); a copy of an arctic diary (1853-1854) by John Wall Wilson, in the hand of Isaac Israel Hayes, which recounts much of the journey aboard the brig Advance, commanded by Elisha Kent Kane. There is also a list of buildings (1820-1841) designed by John Haviland, and material on the American Academy of Music, Philadelphia.

Background note

William Parker Foulke was a product of the distinctive culture of reform in antebellum Philadelphia, a scion of the old elite putting a conservative stamp on social change. A descendant of Welsh Quakers who had emigrated in 1698, Foulke was a tireless worker in the cause of the colonization of freedmen and in prison reform, though his philanthropic interests and financial largesse were as varied as his financial commitments.

Describing himself as a Federalist in politics even years after the failure of that party, Foulke was possessed of a rambling and incisive intellect and a strong sense of social obligation for the high standing he had inherited. He indulged an appetite for natural science, mental and moral philosophy, and literature during the 1830s, passing through a period of deep religious skepticism before emerging as a diffuse, non- (or anti-) sectarian believer. It was out of this spiritual sense of the community of man and nature that Foulke developed a distinctive social philosophy that may first have appeared in lectures he delivered at the Frankford Lyceum in 1843.

Having studied for the law under John B. Wallace and John Morin Scott, Foulke was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1841, though the law could hardly be said to be his life's work. At age 29, he began an association with the two reforms that would occupy so much time and energy in his short life. Sensitized to the problems of incarceration through his legal training, Foulke joined the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries in Public Prisons in July, 1845, the first of many prison reform organizations that would attract his support. Following in the tradition of his Quaker forebears, Foulke was an assiduous student of the penitentiary and the cognate issues of instilling discipline, repentance, and social order. Directing his attention first to the nearby Eastern State Penitentiary, he was rapidly drawn into the controversy between the Pennsylvania System, in which prisoners were isolated in silent confinement, and alternate models said to be less harsh.

Foulke spent several years comparing alternative disciplinary models and writing on correctional issues in the Journal on Prison Discipline and Philanthropy and in separate pamphlets. Following a tour of mid-Atlantic correctional institutions in 1847 and 1848, Foulke was instrumental in erecting the new Lancaster County Prison, and contributed materially to later penitentiaries in several other counties in Pennsylvania. In his broad view of penal discipline he considered issues ranging from relief of the suffering to prison architecture, and he became a noted supporter of "cellular isolation" and hard labor. He was associated with the American Association for Improvement of Prison Discipline, the Convention of State Prison Wardens (becoming Corresponding Secretary in 1861), and was in regular contact with prisons and prison associations in New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

In October, 1845, Foulke threw his support to a second major reform, the Pennsylvania Colonization Society. An antislavery organization that resettled as many as 1,000 freed slaves per year in West Africa, the Colonization Society fell out of favor with the more radical abolitionists during the mid-1840s and was roundly opposed as well by most pro-slavery advocates. Foulke, however, committed himself to the project of resettlement, never wavering in support until the time of his death in 1865, at which time he was the Society's Vice President. His cherished scheme of locating a more healthful home for the transplanted freemen than Liberia died for lack of congressional support and from opposition in both pro-slavery and anti-slavery circles.

Among his numerous other social commitments, Foulke was a prominent financial supporter of arctic exploration at a time when it first gripped the public consciousness in the United States, assisting both Isaac Israel Hayes (1860). He was a major benefactor of Philadelphia cultural institutions, particularly the American Academy of Music, and was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and, like his grandfather John Foulke (1757-1796), the American Philosophical Society. He was, as well, an avid natural historian and geologist, active in support of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. Perhaps his most visibly lasting achievement may have been his discovery in 1858 of a dinosaur skeleton in a marl pit in Haddonfield, N.J. Hadrosaurus foulkei, the first dinosaur discovered in America, was named after Foulke by Joseph Leidy.

In 1855, Foulke married Julia DeVeaux Powel (d. 1884), daughter of Col. John Hare Powel, with who he had seven children. He died at his residence on Pine Street on June 18, 1865.

Scope and content

The Foulke Papers are the product of the diverse social and intellectual interests of William Parker Foulke (1816-1865), a Philadelphia attorney and philanthropist. Consisting primarily of correspondence, notes, and essays, the collection touches on Foulke's many interests ranging from colonization of freed slaves to penal reform, mental philosophy, geology and paleontology, and Philadelphia cultural institutions.

A solid reformer, Foulke was deeply devoted to the cause of penal reform, and the collection is rich in material relating to county and state prisons and prison reform associations, particularly the Philadelphia Prison Society, the New York Prison Association, and the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries in Public Prisons. Foulke corresponded with a great number of prison reformers, including Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887), Louis Mathurin Moreau-Christophe (1799-1881), A. Blouet (probably Guillaume Abel Blouet, 1795-1853), H. C. King, Isaac G. Gordon (1819-1893), James Hall, and the architect John Haviland (1792-1852). In addition to the correspondence, Foulke collected some biographical material on John Haviland for an obituary he published, including a list of prisons he designed and copies of a few of his letters one of which includes a sketch of a radiating plan for a prison. Two notebooks on prisons and prisoners are located at the end of the collection.

As an agent for the Pennsylvania Colonization Society in 1852, Foulke kept a valuable diary of his activities, and while less well documented than his interests in prison reform, colonization appears as a theme in his correspondence with Edward Everett (1794-1865), Elliott Cresson (1796-1854), John H. B. Latrobe (1803-1891), William Francis Lynch (1801-1865), and William McLain, among others.

Foulke's fascination with natural history is reflected in the presence in the collection of some interesting materials relating to arctic exploration and geological research. His support for Arctic exploration resulted in acquiring the diary of John Wall Wilson, 1853-1854, and in significant correspondence with Isaac Israel Hayes and minor correspondence with Henry Grinnell and Elisha Kent Kane, as well as miscellaneous folders labeled "Arctic Expedition." Perhaps the most unusual arctic item is an exchange of letters with the great landscape painter Frederick Edwin Church (1826-1900) regarding submission of his painting of Haye's dog to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Geologically, Foulke was involved with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey and in supporting the establishment of a state school of mines. In addition to some interesting correspondence with Martin Hans Boyé (1812-1909), James Curtis Booth (1810-1888), John Chapman Cresson (1806-1876), George H. Hart, Joseph Leidy (More natural historical than geological or paleontological), Henry D. Rogers (1808-1866), John Fries Frazer (1812-1872), Peter Wenrick Sheafer (b. 1819), and J. W. Guernsey, there is an important account of Foulke's role in the discovery of Hadrosaurus foulkei in 1858, including a map of the excavation site. This work was published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Given Foulke's industrious efforts in the city, Philadelphia institutions are well represented in collection, including the Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and a small but important cache of materials relating to the establishment of the American Academy of Music. A series of lectures delivered by Foulke at the Frankford Lyceum in 1843 reveal his thoughts on mental philosophy, induction, "popular studies," and romance, and can profitably be compared to a manuscript, "Elements of Mental Philosophy," he prepared for his sister Elizabeth's benefit in 1838. This manuscript is a lengthy exposition of mental philosophy showing the influence of popular writers on the subject, such as Abercrombie, Rush, and Stewart. Other essays or sets of notes, some intended for publication, touch on the history of Freemasonry (Foulke became a mason in 1851), the geology of Pennsylvania, photography (probably written before 1845), and of course, penal reform and colonization.

Foulke's family correspondence goes well beyond the typical platitudes and family news. As a young man he wrote long, personally revealing letters to his cousin Deborah Bringhurst, discussing his thoughts on spirituality and religion, mesmerism, and other topics. There is a very fine set of letters written by Foulke to his aunt Eleanor (1792-1882) describing his tour of Pennsylvania county prisons in 1847 and 1848, describing travel conditions in central and western Pennsylvania, the landscape, geology, social life in small towns, and agriculture. Letters to his father, Richard Parker Foulke (1789-1860), mother Anna Catherine Strohn Foulke (1792-1856), and wife Julia are somewhat less revealing, but provide interesting background material for interpreting his social and intellectual life.

The collection also includes biographical materials on Foulke assembled by Julia Foulke, Frederick A. Packard, and J. Peter Lesley.

Collection information

Provenance

The collection was acquired between 1973 and 1976; see 1973-2292ms, 74-734ms, 74-851 ms, 75-606ms, 75-1145ms, 76-281ms.

Preferred citation

Cite as: William Parker Foulke Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Separated material

A Foulke family account book, 1797, is housed separately (B F826.1).

Photographs and maps have been removed to their respective departments for proper storage.

Related material

Lesley, J. P., "William Parker Foulke," APS Proceedings 10 (1868): 481-510.

See also the William Parker Foulke Minute-book of the Eastern State Penitentiary, 1846-1858, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The HSP collections include other Foulke material.

Bibliography

Foulke, William Parker, "Account of the remains of a fossil extinct reptile recently discovered at Haddonfield, New Jersey," Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (December 1858) Call no.: Pam. 384, no.11 and 389, 14

_____, Considerations respecting the policy of some recent legislation in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1861) Call no.: Pam. v.1053, no.7 (re: Prisons)

_____, Discourse in commemoration of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. (Philadelphia, 1854) Call no.: 506.73 Ac1mi no.4

_____, "Notes respecting the Indians of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 4, 2 (1850) Call no.: 970.1 Pam. no.9

_____, Remarks on cellular separation. Read by appointment of the American association for the improvement of penal and reformatory institutions (Philadelphia, 1861) Call no.: 365 F82r

_____, Remarks on the penal system of Pennsylvania particularly with reference to county prisons (Philadelphia, 1855) Call no.: 365 Pam. v.7, no.10

_____, The right use of history: an anniversary discourse delivered before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1856) Call no.: Pam. v.473, no.12

African American History Note

Among his many interests, Foulke was concerned with the colonization of West Africa for settlement of ex-slaves. As an agent for the Pennsylvania Colonization Society, Foulke kept a valuable diary of his activities in 1852. Colonization also appears as a theme in his correspondence with Edward Everett (1794-1865), Elliott Cresson (1796-1854), John H. B. Latrobe (1803-1891), William Francis Lynch (1801-1865), and William McLain (1855-1857), among others.

Many of the above letters have been digitized, and a gallery to promote the study of the colonization cause in the Foulke Papers can be found here: https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/gallery-colonization-foulke

Early American History Note

The William Parker Foulke Collection is one of the largest and richest collections at the APS. The collection, described and inventories in depth in MOLE, reflects the wide and varied interests of one of Philadelphia's most prominent 19th century citizens.

Perhaps one of the most interesting and often overlooked aspects of Foulke is his interest in historical writing. Known today as a reformer of prisons, Foulke showed a keen interest in writing and thinking about the past. He has essays on Native Americans, a piece of historical fiction on Dunmore’s War, an essay on the writing of American history, an essay on the “right use of history,” a history of freemasonry, and a fascinating and detailed account of Native Americans and Pennsylvanians in the colonial period.

General note

Prior to their arrival at the APS, the Foulke Papers suffered from fire and environmental damage. The most fragile items have been encapsulated in mylar, but many others remain fragile, particularly along the folds, and may be handled only with great care

Indexing Terms

Genre(s)

  • General Correspondence
  • Legal Records
  • Literature
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Miscellaneous
  • Political Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Bache, A.D., (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
  • Bringhurst
  • Cadwalader, John
  • Carey , Henry Charles, 1793-1879
  • Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876
  • Cassin, John, 1813-1869
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887
  • Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
  • Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
  • Foulke, William Parker, 1816-1865
  • Frazer, John Fries, 1812-1872
  • Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860
  • Grinnell, Henry
  • Hart, George H.
  • Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
  • Landis, Henry D.
  • LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883
  • Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
  • Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
  • Olden, Charles Smith
  • Packard, Frederick A., (Frederick Adolphus), 1794-1867
  • Rogers, Henry D., (Henry Darwin), 1806-1866
  • Sheafer, Peter W.
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Subject(s)

  • Abolition, emancipation, freedom
  • Advance (Brig)
  • Africa, West--Description and travel
  • American Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • American Colonization Society
  • Antislavery movements--Pennsylvania
  • Archaeology--Pennsylvania
  • Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration
  • Colonization, repatriation
  • Dinosaurs--New Jersey
  • Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Freemasons--Pennsylvania
  • Geology--Pennsylvania
  • Haviland, John, 1792-1852
  • Hayes, I. I. (Isaac Israel), 1832-1881
  • Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
  • Lancaster (Penn.) County Prison
  • Law
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Lyceums--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Mesmerism
  • Native America
  • New York Prison Association
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Pennsylvania--Description and travel--19th century
  • Philadelphia History
  • Philadelphia Society For Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons
  • Philadelphia--History--19th century
  • Prison reformers--Pennsylvania
  • Prisons--Design and construction
  • Prisons--New York (State)
  • Prisons--Pennsylvania
  • Reformers--Pennsylvania
  • Science and Technology
  • Slavery -- United States.
  • Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform
  • Wilson, John Wall


Detailed Inventory
Series I. Correspondence
  
Adshead, Joseph
  
Adshead, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1846 February 3 1.0 item
Allen, W.H.
  
Allen, W.H. to William Parker Foulke
1854 December 19 1.0 item Box 1
Amsbury, Edward
  
Foulke, William Parker to Edward Amsbury
1851 January 29 1.0 item Box 1

Montgomery County Prison. Report of Committee on Historical Publications. Every person to whom he speaks of the geological report appears to favor its publication.

Anthony, Joseph B.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph B. Anthony
1857 October 1.0 item Box 1

Regarding Columbia County and prisons. Statement of multiple pages from the Committee of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

Argrus, Charles
  
Argrus, Charles to William Parker Foulke
1851 January 31 1.0 item Box 1
Ashmead, Lewis
  
Ashmead, Lewis to William Parker Foulke
1865 March 20 1.0 item Box 1
Bache, Alexander Dallas
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to Alexander Dallas Bache
1858 May 17 1.0 item

Seeks position for an acquaintance.

Foulke, William Parker to Alexander Dallas Bache
1860 June 2 1.0 item

Telegram asking Bache to write to Isaac I. Hayes to encourage New Yorkers. Boston has purchased vessel. Philadelphia lacks only seven hundred.

Baird, Henry C
  
Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Baird, Alexander Johnston, and Martin P. Henry
1855 December 20 

Requests for copies of Foulke's anniversary discourse from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Baker, Richard
  
Foulke, William Parker to Richard Baker
1860 June 23 1.0 item Box 1

Hayes expedition.

Bannan, John
  Box 1
William Parker Foulke to John Bannan
1854 August 14 1.0 item

Encloses check for $50.

William Parker Foulke to John Bannan
1856 January 4 1.0 item

Expresses displeasure with postponement of legal matters (fragment).

Barclay, James J
  Box 1

Subject(s): Prison reformers--Pennsylvania

Barclay, James J. to William Parker Foulke
1852 October 23 1.0 item

Hopes that the circular and certificate prove what Foulke wished.

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1859 August 27 1.0 item

Prison reform and its critics

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1859 August 29 1.0 item

Received letter from Mr. Abram Beal of the New Your Prison Association asking to be informed whether a convention for prison reform will be held in Philadelphia.

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1860 December 28 1.0 item

Cheerfully consents to publication of his essay on prisons written at the request of the American Association for the Improvement of Penal and Reformatory Institutions.

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1861 October 24 1.0 item

Tenders resignation as one of the secretaries of teh Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons. Could have found pleasure and profit in remaining in their service had they continued to pursue the policy which had contributed so much to prison reform.

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1861 January 15 1.0 item

Will not be able to make meeting. New Jersey legislature authorized building of congregate workshops for 50 convicts. Subcommittee of the Acting Committee should be formed to address the legislature about this. No need for new experiments: Eastern Penitentiary offers an example of this.

Barnes, Albert
  
Barnes, Albert to William Parker Foulke
1846 January 20 1.0 item Box 1

Thanks Foulke for copy of Journal of Prison Discipline and expresses interest in the topic.

Barnes, Albert. Africa. Its Claims - Its Resources - And Its Destiny
March 1856 1.0 p Box 1
Barton, Isaac
  
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Barton
1860 February 14 
Bays, John
  
Bays, John to William Parker Foulke
1856 July 31 1.0 item Box 1

Anxious to see him. Foulke has not responded to his letter. Has heard of Foulke's expressions of kind intentions toward him and has much to say that needs a personal communication.

Beck, C.
  
Beck, C. to William Parker Foulke
1857 December 8 1.0 item Box 1
Benson, Stephen A.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Stephen A. Benson
1852 April 28 1.0 item Box 1

Geographic Name(s): Liberia--Description and travel

Bell, John
  
Foulke, William Parker to John Bell
1849 December 17 Box 1
Biddle, John B
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Biddle
1861 March 29 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Biddle
1864 August 25 1.0 item

Invitation to dinner.

Biddle, John J. to William Parker Foulke
1864 August 26 1.0 item

Regrets that he cannot accept dinner invitation.

Foulke, William Parker to John B. Biddle
1859 August 18 1.0 item

Regarding pole and lightning rod on barn.

Bidwell, S S
  
Bidwell, S S to William Parker Foulke
1854 July 4 1.0 item Box 1

Requests copy of discourse on founding of Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Blodget, L.
  
Blodget, L. to William Parker Foulke
1860 June 20 1.0 item Box 1

Received note from the Mayor saying that he has promised Foulke for Friday and cannot attend today. Suggests that he may want to remedy this.

Blouet, A.
  
Blouet, A. to John Haviland (Foulke's copy)
1852 Box 1

Other Descriptive Information: Note in Foulke's hand: Copied May 21, 1852 from the original.

Booth, James C.
  Box 1
Booth, James C. to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 12 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Includes note from John F. Frazer. See also Frazer, John Fries.

Booth, James C. to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 12 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Copy in Foulke's hand. Includes note from John F. Frazer and note from Foulke that he sent to Mr. Frazer on February 12 and that Frazer returned it to him with his note on February 13. See also Frazer, John Fries.

Boyé, Martin Hans
  Box 1

Subject(s): Geological Survey of Pennsylvania

Boyé, Martin Hans to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 10 1.0 item

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania and delays in publication.

Foulke, William Parker to Martin Hans Boyé
1851 February 22 1.0 item

Separated material: Estimate of costs and requirements for completion of the Geological Survey.

Boyé, Martin Hans to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 24 1.0 item

Description of assistant needed to complete Geological Survey report.

Branner, Dr. [George?] - Address.
  1.0 item Box 1

Other Descriptive Information: Possibly George Branner (Source: Stewart, Frank H., 1873-1948. Notes on Old Gloucester County of New Jersey; New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania, 1917: page 220.

Brecofter, Benjamin Harris
  
Brecofter, Benjamin Harris to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 29 1.0 item Box 1

Thanks for Foulke's discourse on the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Other Descriptive Information: Originally attributed to Benjamin H. Brecoster.

Brickenstein, Herman
  
Foulke, William Parker to Herman Brickenstein
1857 October 17 1.0 item Box 1

Thanks him for admission as honorary member of the Moravian Historical Society.

Bridges, Robert
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to Robert Bridges
1862 August 6 1.0 item
Bridges, Robert to William Parker Foulke
1862 August 8 1.0 item
Brown C. Africa. Its Claims - Its Resources - Its Destiny
1856 March 1.0 item

Circular promoting Christian missions in Africa.

Foulke, William Parker to John Brown
1862 July 5 1.0 item Box 1
Budd, John B
  Box 1

Academy of Music building

Foulke, William Parker to John B. Budd
1853 August 19 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Budd
1852 September 27 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Budd
1853 October 16 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Budd
1853 October 29 2.0 items

Other Descriptive Information: Includes list of names indicated as proper for appointment to the committee.

Cadbury, Joel
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to Joel Cadbury
1848 May 24 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joel Cadbury
1849 May 18 1.0 item
Thomas Biddle & Co. to Joel Cadbury - Receipt
1848-1849 1.0 item
Cadwalader, John
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to John Cadwalader
1846 September 7 1.0 item

Artillery Company and rumor of a disturbance, later proved unfounded. Foulke ill.

Foulke, William Parker to John Cadwalader
[1846] 1.0 item

Committee appointed for the purpose of forming an artillery company.

Cadwalader, John to William Parker Foulke
1857 June 1 1.0 item
Cadwalader, John to William Parker Foulke
1861 January 9 1.0 item

Prison Discipline Society

Cadwalader, John to Peter D. Vroom and W.L. Dayton
1861 January 23 1.0 item

Prison Discipline Society

Carey, Henry C[harles]
  Box 1

Prison Society. New prison near Copenhagen.

Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1859 December 27 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1859 December 30 1.0 item

Prison Society. Thanks him for sending plans for new prison near Copenhagen.

Carey, Henry C. to William Parker Foulke
1859 December 31 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1860 January 16 1.0 item
Carson
  
Foulke, William Parker to Dr. [Joseph?] Carson
1860 September 24 1.0 item Box 1

A maple tree that was transplanted several years ago continues to thrive despite vandalizing by a group of young people who stripped the tree of all of its bark. Would like to mention it at the Academy but is bringing it to his attention first.

Cassin
  
Cassin, J[ohn]
1862 October 22 1.0 item Box 1

Friendly letter. Expresses regret that he has been busy and has not seen Foulke and his wife. Mentions Joseph Leidy, who has been busy in the city as well.

Chandler, Joseph
  
Chandler, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 19 1.0 item Box 1

Thanks for copy of his discourse on Academy of Natural Sciences

Chandler, L.A.
  
Chandler, L.A. to Benjamin Buckley
1861 January 28 1.0 item Box 1

Letter of introduction for William Parker Foulke who is engaged in efforts toward penitentiary reform. Sent on behalf of W.A. J. Olmstead.

Church, Frederick E
  Box 1
Foulke, William Parker to Frederick E. Church
1862 May 2 1.0 item

Portrait of Dr. Hayes' dog. Mr. Sartain made special arrangements to have the picture hung despite others already hung and cataloged.

Church, Frederick E. to William Parker Foulke
1862 May 16 1.0 item

Expresses thanks for Foulke's attention to the dog picture. Regrets that he did not have a landscape and sent the dog at Dr. Hayes' request. Requests that Foulke pass along his thanks to Mr. Sartain for arranging display of the dog picture.

Clark, Henry
  
Clark, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 26 1.0 item Box 1

Requests copy of Foulke's discourse on Academy of Natural Sciences.

Clark, Joseph
  
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Clark
1861 March 7 1.0 item Box 1

Regarding Clark's proposal to publish a magazine on local history.

Clerk, Andrew
  Box 1
Clerk, Andrew
1859 November 26 1.0 item

A friend in British India would like information on prisons in the United States. Mr. Gaddis of Trenton State Prison referred him to Foulke.

Foulke, William Parker to Andrew Clerk
1859 December 3 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Andrew Clerk
1859 December 22 1.0 item

List of publications sent to Clerk by the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

Clerk, Andrew to William Parker Foulke
1859 December 24 1.0 item

Thanks Foulke for publications. Refers to his British India contact as his cousin, Dr. Stuart Clark "who has long held a civil appointment in India and who has given some attention to the refreins of prisons there." Note: seems that this should be "reforms" but appears to be "refreins."

Cochran, Isaac Stanley
  
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Stanley Cochran
1860 February 27 1.0 item Box 1

Arrangements for summer boarding for family.

Conyngham, John N.
  
Foulke, William Parker to John N. Conyngham
1859 June 13 1.0 item Box 2

Has heard of plans for new Luzerne County prison and offers suggestions.

Cooper, C Campbell
  
Cooper, C Campbell
1861 January 2 1.0 item Box 2
Coppeé, Henry
  
Coppeé, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1859 February 14 1.0 item Box 2

Will be a pleasure to dine with him.

Coppeé, Henry
1859 February 18 1.0 item

Attempts to find German version of Book of Common Prayer. Inquires about Lord John Russel's edition of Moore's letters.

Foulke, William Parker to Henry Coppeé
1859 February 19 1.0 item

Returns Coppeé's sketch. Comments on Moore.

Coppeé, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 February 25 1.0 item

Thanks for Foulke's paper on "Cellular Separation." Concurs with his views and hopes that this is but part of a more complete work on prisons and prison discipline. Comments that Dickens "cannot strike anyone as doing more than most unworthily to excite our sympathy for criminals and such." Foulke's "management of his remarks is skilful and entirely satisfactory."

Coppeé, Henry to William Parker Foulke
undated 1.0 item

Thanks Foulke for his "very clear collation of facts about Dr. Hayes." Coppeé and others "regard any attack upon Dr. Hayes as quite unjustifiable under the circumstances." Does not have much enthusiasm for the expedition, but Hayes is the man to do it.

Coppinger, William
  Box 2

Subject(s): American Colonization Society

Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1852 April 27 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to William Coppinger
1852 October 23 
Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1853 February 12 1.0 item
Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1854 August 15 
Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1857 October 26 1.0 item
Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1858 December 14 
Foulke, William Parker to William Coppinger
1860 February 24 
Coppinger, William to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 30 
Coppinger, William. "Liberia - A.W.'s letters."
1854 November 23 

Regarding letters to New York Tribune written by Augustus Washington of Hartford, Connecticut, who emigrated to Liberia. Extensive criticism of Washington's statements regarding Liberia. [Note: Washington is one of the few African-American daguerreotypists and photographers whose career has been documented. In 1855 he wrote a less critical opinion piece on Liberia.]

Nary, Joseph to William Coppinger
1857 October 22 
Coppinger, William to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1866 February 20 
Coppinger, William to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1869 February 3 
Crawford, Amelia
  
Crawford, Amelia to William Parker Foulke
1863 February 9 
Foulke, William Parker to Amelia Crawford
1863 March 4 
Crawford, Thomas H.
  
Crawford, Thomas H. to Julia Deveaux Powel Foulke
  Box 2
Cresson, Elliott
  
Cresson, Elliott to William Parker Foulke
1852 May 21 
Cresson, John C
  Box 2
Foulke, William Parker to John C. Cresson
1851 February 5 

Requests Cresson's support for publication of the Geological Survey

Cresson, John C. to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 5 

On reverse of Foulke's letter. Too ill to give formal reply, but concurs with Foulke's views.

Fraley, Frederick to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 5 

On reverse of Foulke's letter, below Cresson's reply. Cheerfully concurs with John C. Cresson's concurrence with Foulke.

Cuttle, John L.
  
Cuttle, John L. to William Parker Foulke
1851 March 22 Box 2
Foulke, Richard Parker to John L. Cuttle
1851 March 19 

Acknowledges receipt of funds on behalf of his son (William Parker Foulke), who is in Harrisburg on business. RPF's reply appears below copy of Cuttle's letter.

Duane, Wililam
  
Foulke, William Parker to Wililam Duane
  Box 2
Dix, Dorothea Lynde
  Box 2
Foulke, William Parker to Dorothea Dix
1846 May 26 
Dix, Dorothea to William Parker Foulke
1846 July 5 
Dunn, I.H.
  
Dunn, I.H. to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 13 Box 2
DuPonceau, Peter Stephen. Philosophical Society. Extract from a memorandum of some remarks made by Peter S. DuPonceau to W. Parker Foulke
1842 October 31 Box 2
Elder
  
Elder, Dr. to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 4 Box 2
Evans, Edmund C.
  Box 2
Evans, Edmund C. to William Parker Foulke
[1864] 
Evans, Edmund C. to William Parker Foulke
1864 August 29 
Foulke, William Parker to Edmund C. Evans
1864 August 30 
Everett, Edward
  Box 2
Everett, Edward to William Parker Foulke
1854 January 20 
Everett, Edward to William Parker Foulke
1859 Jan. 21 
Fales, Sarah K. P.
  Box 5
Fales, Sarah K. P. to William Parker Foulke
1842 November 14 
Fenimore, Jason L.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Jason L. Fenimore
1852 September 2 
Foulke, William Parker to Jason L. Fenimore
1855 December 20 
Fisher, Charles Henry
  

American Academy of Music building

Foulke, William Parker to Charles Henry Fisher
1853 July 14 

Three drafts of letter - two full and one short fragment.

Foulke, William Parker to Charles Henry Fisher
1853 July 19 
Florence, Thomas B.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Thomas B. Florence
1861 March 9 Box 2
Foulkhouse, J.
  
Foulke, William Parker to J. Foulkhouse
March 15 
Frazer, John Fries
  
Foulke, William Parker to John Fries Frazer
1851 February 12 Box 3

Encloses letter from Prof. Booth. Geological Survey. See also Booth, James C.

Frazer, John Fries to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 12 

Geological Survey. See also Booth, James C.

Freas, P.R.
  
Foulke, William Parker to P.R. Freas
1839 May 14 
Freas, P.R. to William Parker Foulke
1849 January 9 Box 3
Fry, Joseph R.
  
Fry, Joseph R. to William Parker Foulke
1865 April 11 Box 3

Recent publication of W. Chase's remarks upon the comparative fitness of languages for musical expression in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

Fulton County Commissioners
1851 December 8 Box 3

Plans for Fulton County prison. Suggestions from the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

Gibbens
  
Gibbons, Charles
1851 March 13 Box 3

Efforts for legislation relative to prison discipline.

Gilpin, Henry D
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to Henry D. Gilpin
1851 February 25 
Gilpin, Henry D. to William Parker Foulke
1851 March 

Copy in Foulke's hand.

Gilpine, Richard A.
  
Gilpine, Richard A. to William Parker Foulke
1864 August 26 Box 3
Gliddon, George R
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to George Gliddon
1850 December 13 
Gliddon, George to William Parker Foulke
1856 March 9 
Foulke, William Parker to Price, Eli K.
1858 April 22 

Death of George Gliddon. Descriptions of parts of his library.

Gordon, Isaac G.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac G. Gordon
1861 March 30 Box 3
Grant, George. Deed of property
  Box 3
Gregg, W.W.
  
Gregg, W.W.
1854 March 21 Box 3
Grier, Mary R
  Box 3
Grier, Mary to William Parker Foulke
1854 September 11 
Grier, Mary to William Parker Foulke
1854 November 25 
Grinnell, Henry
  Box 3
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 16 
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 18 
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 28 
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 June 11 
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 June 12 
Grinnell, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 October 21 
Groinn, Charles J.M.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Charles J.M. Groinn
1853 March 5 Box 3
Guernsey, John W.
  
Foulke, William Parker to John W. Guernsey
1851 April 10 Box 3

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania

Haldeman, Samuel Stedman
  
Foulke, William Parker to Samuel Stedman Haldeman
1858 May 20 Box 1
Hall, James
  
Foulke, William Parker to James Hall
1856 November 22 Box 3

Maryland Colonization Society

Haly, W.W.
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to W.W. Haly
1846 January 30 

Prison reform, report of superintendant of public schools.

Haly, W.W. to William Parker Foulke
1846 January 31 

Prison reform, report of superintendant of public schools.

Haly, W.W. to Kunckle
1851 March 13 

Introducing Foulke and Kunckle. Copy of letter from Haly to Kunckle.

Hamilton, Edward
  
Foulke, William Parker to Edward Hamilton
1855 March 17 Box 3

York County Prison

Hand, James
  
Foulke, William Parker to James Hand
1853 September 5 Box 3
Harned, Jacob & Co. to John Francis Foulke
1884 August 15 Box 3

Check enclosed

Jacob Harned & Co
  
Hart, George H
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1851 February 10 

Extensive and detailed essay on the importance of publishing the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania.

Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1851 February 13 

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. Enclosing notes of Messrs. Booth, Frazer, and Boyé.

Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1851 February 25 

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania and report. Opinions of R.C. Taylor and M.H. Boyé on estimates.

Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1851 March 7 

Necessity of publishing the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. Many others are in favor of publication. Note on back "With letter of H.D. Gilpin."

Foulke,William Parker to George H. Hart
1852 February 11 

Encloses memorial of Prison Society for House of Correction.

Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1854 April 22 
Harvard College
  
Harvard College
  Box 3
Havilland, Edward
  
Havilland, Edward to William Parker Foulke
1855 May 10 Box 3

Prison architecture and design. Description of Chicago, mentions York County Prison.

Havilland, Edward to William Parker Foulke
1858 November 23 

Requests copies of the Prison Journal with his late father's biography.

Hayes, Benjamin
  
Foulke, William Parker to Benjamin Hayes
1861? November 4 Box 3

Refers to Hayes expedition and Dr. Hayes' letter to Henry Grinnell.

Gould and Lincoln
  
Foulke, William Parker to Gould and Lincoln
1858 May 25 Box 3
Guss, Samuel
  
Foulke, William Parker to Samuel Guss
1865 June 16 Box 3

Expects to remove to Westchester on Tuesday next 20th instant. Asks Guss to have three wagons at the Media depot in time for the arrival of the train that leaves Philadelphia at 10:30 a.m. Foulke has been very ill and Mrs. Foulke will rely on Guss for assistance with moving. This is likely one of the last letters - if not the last letter - written by Foulke, two days before his death. The handwriting is uncharacteristically neat and appears to have been written by Julia Foulke.

Hayes, Isaac Israel
  Box 3
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1857 November 18 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1857 December 3 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1858? April 30 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1858 May 3 
Request for Hayes to speak
1859 March 1 

Signed by 43 people, including Foulke and Joseph Leidy.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1859 May 3 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1859 November 2 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1859 November 5 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to Messrs. Ticknor and Fields
1860 January 23 

Other Descriptive Information: In hand of William Parker Foulke. Includes note of January 23, 1860 from Foulke regarding his mailing of the letter at Hayes' request.

Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes
1860 April 21 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 May 9 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 2 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 4 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 8 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 13 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 23 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 25 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 June 25 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 June 26? 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes
1860 June 28 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 July 1 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes - telegram
1860 July 2 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 July 2 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to Henry Radcliff
1860 July 2 

Note at top: "Copy."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 July 4? 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 July 7 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 August 14 

Report on expedition on arrival at port.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 October 29 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 October 10 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 October 23 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 October 24 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 October 25 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 November 7 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1861 November 11 
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Israel Hayes
1862 February 18 

Glad to hear encouraging news regarding employment with compensation and staff appointment. "One cannot believe all that one hears at Washington, especially promises." His project for the exploration of Africa "was lost in the Senate by the votes of two senators, both of whom (one under his own roof) had in the most deliberate manner assured me of theirapproval and firm support." Advises him to make a formal communication to the State Department informing them that he has taken possession and reporting the hospitalities of the Danish government, thank the Danish government, write to Dr. Shaw,and seek advice of Mr. Seward.Surrender of Fort Donaldson.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1862 April 26 

Cannot go on Monday. Telegram via Magnetic Telegraph Company.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1862 November 17 
Foulke, Julia DeVeaux to Isaac Israel Hayes
1866 February 23 

Collection of materials for notice that Mr. Aubrey Smith is writing about Foulke. Asks whether Arctic papers that she has belong to Hayes and if so, what he would like done with them.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
April 12? 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
Thursday evening 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
Tuesday night 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
Wednesday evening 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
January 4? 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
June 12? 
Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke - Telegraph
  
American Telegraph Company envelopes
  2.0 items

Other Descriptive Information: Two envelopes addressed to William Parker Foulke from Isaac Israel Hayes with charge of 12 cents.

List of Officers and Men - Arctic Expedition. Schooner "United States"
undated 

Only three names visible due to fire damage: I.I. Hayes, Commander; August Sonntag, Astronomer and second in command; J.J.? McCormick, 1st Officer.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
13th 

Ticker tape telegram. "NY XIIITH. Wm. Parker Foulke. EIghteen Twenty Seven Pine St. Pha. I leave here for Philadelphia at six o clock this evening or tomorrow morning. This evening if required. If you need me at once telegraph."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
1860 October 9 

Ticker tape telegram. "Halifax Oct. Ninth. Mr. Parker Foulke. Phila. Homeward bound. Put in after a stormy passage. For repairs. And water. We were unable to penetrate Smith Strait. Either this season or last on account of heavy ice. We wintered at Port Foulke near Cape Alexander. And I have penetrated with dog sledge to latitude eighty one degrees. Thirty five minutes. On the west side of Kennedy Channel. In that channel there was much open water. The thirteen surviving members of my original party are all well. Two of my companions Mr. Sountag and Gibson Caruthers have died. J.J. Hayes. American Polar Expedition.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
[1860 June] 25 

Ticker tape telegram. "Boston XXVth. Dr. Chas. Townsend. Eighteenth and George St. Phil. We do not sail Wednesday. I will telegraph. All goes well. J.J. Hayes. Tremont House.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
13th 

Ticker tape telegram. "NY XIIIth. Wm. Parker Foulke. Eighteen Twenty Seven Pine St. Pha. I leave here for Philadelphia at six o. clock this evening or tomorrow morning. This evening if required. If you need me at once telegraph. I.I. Hayes.

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
11th 

Ticker tape telegram. "Boston XIth. Wm. Parker Foulke. Eighteen Twenty Seven Pine. Pha. Baker wrote you to satisfy the committee. He is all right. Trust him. Fully. The preparations go on vigorously. Please look after the sledge. J.J. Hayes."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
{1860 July] 3 

"Boston IIIrd. Wm. Parker Foulke> Eighteen Twenty Seven Pine. Phl. I sail Thursday morning at ten o. clock. Please inform Vaux Cope and others. Contract by mail. J.J. Hayes."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
[1860 June] 26 

Ticker tape telegram. "Boston XXVth. Wm. Parker Foulke. Eighteen Twenty Seven Pine St. Pha. Please see Mr. Cope and ascertain if Thomas Sparks will supply us with assorted shot. We need one thousand pounds. I.I. Hayes."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
[1860 June] 25 

"Boston XXVth. Wm. Parker Foulke. Eighteen Twenty Seven Pine St. Phil. Send the coates we do not sail Wednesday. Vessel launched today. J.J. Hayes. Tremont House."

Hayes, Isaac Israel to William Parker Foulke
[1861] October 19 

Ticker tape telegram. "Halifax Oct. XIXth. Wm. Parker Foulke. Pha. We sail this morning for Boston. Can you meet me there about next Tuesday. Alls well. J.J. Hayes."

Hazard, Joseph P
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph P. Hazard
1856 June 7 
December 16 
Hegen, A.
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to A. Hegen
1854 July 1 
Foulke, William Parker to A. Hegen
1854 October 3 
Henry, Alexander
  
Foulke, William Parker to Alexander Henry
1858 December 27 Box 3
Hickock, A C
  
Hickock, A C
1864 June 17 Box 3
Holloway, John
  Box 3
Foulke, William Parker to John Holloway
1859 December 5 

Prison management information request from General Inspector of Prisons in British India

Foulke, William Parker to John Holloway
1860 January 6 

Interest in Eastern State and Philadelphia prison documents from directors in Denmark, Sweden, Kentucky, and British India.

Horstmann, Brothers and Co. for Edward Strickland
1860 June 26 Box 3

Hayes expedition. Includes full-page advertisement for Horstmann, Brothers, & Co. Military & Regalia Goods featuring image of the Horstmann building with pedestrians in the foreground.

Houston, George S.
  
Foulke, William Parker to George S. Houston
1853 February 11 Box 3
Hughes, Francis W.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Francis W. Hughes
1855 August 17 Box 3
Hunter, R.M.T.
  
Foulke, William Parker to R.M.T. Hunter
1853 February 22 Box 3
King, H.C.
  
Foulke, William Parker to H.C. King
1859 August 27 Box 4
Foulke, William Parker to H.C. King
1859 November 2 
Kinley, Alexander M.
  
Kinley, Alexander M. to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 19 Box 4

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. Kinley was one of the Corps of Survey.

Kirkbride, Thomas Story
  
Kirkbride, Thomas Story to William Parker Foulke
April 13 Box 4

Plans for New Jersey Hospital for the Insane. Mentions Thomas Sharpless.

Knox, John C.
  
Knox, John C. to William Parker Foulke
1859 February 19 

Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

Landis, Henry D.
  
Foulke, William Parker to Henry D. Landis
1855 January 3 Box 4

Artillery Company I. Some of his most agreeable experiences of his life have been with Company I.

Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval
  Box 4
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval to William Parker Foulke, 1854 December 20
1854 December 20 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval to William Parker Foulke, 1854 July 12
1854 July 12 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 February 1
1854 February 1 
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 February 4
1854 February 4 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 June 26
1854 June 26 
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 July 4
1854 July 4 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 July 18
1854 July 18 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 August 26
1854 August 26 
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 August 28
1854 August 28 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 October 13
1854 October 13 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 October 31
1854 October 31 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 November 29
1854 November 29 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 December 8
1854 December 8 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 December 13
1854 December 13 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 December 15
1854 December 15 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1855 January 10
1855 January 10 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1855 January 10
1855 January 10 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1855 May 10
1855 May 10 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1859 March 18
1859 March 18 

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Foulke, William Parker to John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe
1854 June 26 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 October 12
1854 October 12 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1854 October 13
1854 October 13 
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 October 16
1854 October 16 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1855 January 29
1855 January 29 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1855 January 29
1855 January 29 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke. 1854 October 12
1854 October 12 
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke. 1858 November 23
1858 November 23 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke, Julia De Veaux. 1866 January 31
1866 January 31 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: From Foulke, Julia De Veaux. 1866 March 2
1866 March 2 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval: To Foulke, Julia De Veaux. 1866 July 27
1866 July 27 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval to William Parker Foulke, William B. Reed, and J. Francis Foulke
1854 May 26 

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Foulke, William Parker to John Hazlehurst Boneval
1854 February 12 

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Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval to William Parker Foulke
Undated 

Will be in Philadelphia on Monday for his address. Staying at the Girard house. Just needs to know place of performance.

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Lea, Isaac
1858-1862 1.0 folder Box 4
Lea, Isaac to William Parker Foulke
1858 October 9 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Lea
1861 August 3 1.0 item
Lea, Isaac to William Parker Foulke
1861 August 7 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Lea
1862 May 19 
Lea, Nina
  
Lea, Nina to William Parker Foulke
Saturday Box 4
LeBrun, Napoleón Eugéne Henry Charles
  
Foulke, William Parker to LeBrun, Napoleón Eugéne Henry Charles
1852 July 31 1.0 item Box 4
LeConte, John L
  1.0 folder Box 4
Le Conte, John L. to William Parker Foulke
1858 June 22 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to John L. LeConte
1859 May 27 1.0 item
LeConte, John L. to William Parker Foulke
1860 August 28 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Misdated on reverse as 1864.

Leesa, Isaac
  
Leesa, Isaac to William Parker Foulke
1848 January 3 1.0 item Box 4
Leidy, Joseph
  1.0 folder Box 4

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Other Descriptive Information: Original folder has note: BSB Alligator, or Hell Bender (Salamander?) plate. APS has copperplate. This apparently refers to the item in the Benjamin Smith Barton collection. The reason for the note here is not immediately clear - whether a folder was re-used or whether there is truly a reference to this in the letters.

Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1849 November 30 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1853 April 20 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1854 November 29 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1858 September 10 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1860 April 13 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1860 August 16 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1860 October 4 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1860 January 2 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1861 January 8 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1861 August 27 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1861 July 31 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1862 August 1 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1862 August 4 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1862 August 6 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1862 August 16 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1862 September 30 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1862 October 1 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1863 April 8 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1863 July 26 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1863 July 28 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1863 August 14 1.0 item
Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1863 August 16 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1863 September 1 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Item in two fragments

Leidy, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
8163 September 3 1.0 item
Foulke, Willliam Parker to Jseoph Leidy
1863 September 13 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Fragment

Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1863 September 15 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to Joseph Leidy
1863 November 19 1.0 item
Fragment - with Leidy correspondence
undated 1.0 item
Foulke, Julia DeVeaux to Joseph Leidy
1865 December 25 1.0 item
Lesley, J Peter
  Box 3
Lesley, J. Peter to William Parker Foulke
1861 August 17 1.0 item
Lesley, J. Peter to William Parker Foulke
1862 August 27 1.0 item
Lesley, J. Peter to William Parker Foulke
1862 September 22 1.0 item
Lesley, J. Peter to William Parker Foulke
1864 November 2 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to J. Peter Lesley
1864 November 7 1.0 item
Lesley, J. Peter to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
1866 February 14 1.0 item
Foulke, Julia DeVeaux to J. Peter Lesley
1868 August 18 1.0 item
Lesley, J. Peter to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
1868 August 30 1.0 item
Lewis, Joseph
  
Lewis, Joseph
1846 January 21 1.0 item Box 4
Lieber, Francis
  Box 4
Lieber, Francis to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
1869 February 26 1.0 item
Lieber, Francis to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
1869 February 12 1.0 item
Lieber, Francis to Frederick A. Packard
1860 December 15 1.0 item
Linding?, P C
  
Linding?, P C
1861 October 16 1.0 item Box 4
Livingston, M
  
Livingston, M to Mr. Pennington.
  Box 4

Other Descriptive Information: Note in margin: "Pay to the order of W.P. Foulke. Edward Pennington for..."

Lubbren, Frederick M
  Box 4
Lubbren, Frederick M. to William Parker Foulke
1860 July 23 1.0 item

Other Descriptive Information: Describes a meteor which passed over Philadelphia on the previous Friday evening. Includes sketch of the meteor's appearance.

Lubbren, Frederick M. to William Parker Foulke
1862 September 16 1.0 item
Lubbren, Frederick M.
1862 October 4 1.0 item
Ludlow, James R
  Box 4
Foulke, William Parker to James R. Ludlow
1861 February 7 1.0 item
Foulke, William Parker to James R. Ludlow
1861 March 7 1.0 item
Lykens, Isaac
  
Foulke, William Parker to Isaac Lykens
1851 February 1 1.0 item Box 4

Other Descriptive Information: County prisons

Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]
  Box 4
Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Foulke. 1852 May 22
1852 May 22 
Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Foulke. 1852 November 12
1852 November 12 
Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Foulke. 1852 October 18
1852 October 18 
Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Foulke. 1852 October 20
1852 October 20