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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
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Adshead, Joseph to William Parker Foulke
1846 February 3 1.0 item Request Item
Allen, W.H. to William Parker Foulke
1854 December 19 1.0 item Box 1
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Argrus, Charles to William Parker Foulke
1851 January 31 1.0 item Box 1
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Ashmead, Lewis to William Parker Foulke
1865 March 20 1.0 item Box 1
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Bache, Alexander Dallas
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Foulke, William Parker to Alexander Dallas Bache
1858 May 17 1.0 item Request Item

Seeks position for an acquaintance.

Fouke, William Parker to Alexander Dallas Bache
1860 June 2 1.0 item Request Item

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

Bannan, John
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William Parker Foulke to John Bannan
1854 August 14 1.0 item Request Item

Encloses check for $50.

William Parker Foulke to John Bannan
1856 January 4 1.0 item Request Item

Expresses displeasure with postponement of legal matters (fragment).

Barclay, James J
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Subject(s): Prison reformers--Pennsylvania

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

Hopes that the circular and certificate prove what Foulke wished.

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

Prison reform and its critics

Foulke, William Parker to James J. Barclay
1859 August 29 1.0 item Request 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 Request 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 Request 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 Request 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
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Barnes, Albert to William Parker Foulke
1846 January 20 1.0 item Box 1
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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
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Bays, John to William Parker Foulke
1856 July 31 1.0 item Box 1
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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. to William Parker Foulke
1857 December 8 1.0 item Box 1
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Biddle, John B
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Foulke, William Parker to John B. Biddle
1861 March 29 1.0 item Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to John B. Biddle
1864 August 25 1.0 item Request Item

Invitation to dinner.

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

Regrets that he cannot accept dinner invitation.

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

Regarding pole and lightning rod on barn.

Bidwell, S S to William Parker Foulke
1854 July 4 1.0 item Box 1
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Requests copy of discourse on founding of Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Blodget, L. to William Parker Foulke
1860 June 20 1.0 item Box 1
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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. to John Haviland (Foulke's copy)
1852 Box 1
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Other Descriptive Information: Note in Foulke's hand: Copied May 21, 1852 from the original.

Booth, James C.
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Booth, James C. to William Parker Foulke
1851 February 12 1.0 item Request 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 Request 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
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Subject(s): Geological Survey of Pennsylvania

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

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania and delays in publication.

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

Description of assistant needed to complete Geological Survey report.

Branner, Dr. [George?] - Address.
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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 to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 29 1.0 item Box 1
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Thanks for Foulke's discourse on the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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

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

Circular promoting Christian missions in Africa.

Budd, John B
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Academy of Music building

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

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

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

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

Foulke, William Parker to John Cadwalader
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Committee appointed for the purpose of forming an artillery company.

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

Prison Discipline Society

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

Prison Discipline Society

Carey, Henry C[harles]
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Prison Society. New prison near Copenhagen.

Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1859 December 27 1.0 item Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1859 December 30 1.0 item Request 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 Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Henry C. Carey
1860 January 16 1.0 item Request Item
Cassin, J[ohn]
1862 October 22 1.0 item Box 1
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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 to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 19 1.0 item Box 1
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Thanks for copy of his discourse on Academy of Natural Sciences

Chandler, L.A. to Benjamin Buckley
1861 January 28 1.0 item Box 1
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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
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Foulke, William Parker to Frederick E. Church
1862 May 2 1.0 item Request 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 Request 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 to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 26 1.0 item Box 1
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Requests copy of Foulke's discourse on Academy of Natural Sciences.

Clerk, Andrew
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Clerk, Andrew
1859 November 26 1.0 item Request 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 Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Andrew Clerk
1859 December 22 1.0 item Request 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 Request 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."

Cooper, C Campbell
1861 January 2 1.0 item Box 2
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Coppeé, Henry
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Coppeé, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1859 February 14 1.0 item Box 2
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Will be a pleasure to dine with him.

Coppeé, Henry
1859 February 18 1.0 item Request 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 Request Item

Returns Coppeé's sketch. Comments on Moore.

Coppeé, Henry to William Parker Foulke
1861 February 25 1.0 item Request 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
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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
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Subject(s): American Colonization Society

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

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.]

Coppinger, William to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1866 February 20 Request Item
Coppinger, William to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1869 February 3 Request Item
Crawford, Amelia
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Crawford, Amelia to William Parker Foulke
1863 February 9 Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Amelia Crawford
1863 March 4 Request Item
Crawford, Thomas H. to Julia Deveaux Powel Foulke
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Cresson, Elliott to William Parker Foulke
1852 May 21 Request Item
Cresson, John C
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Foulke, William Parker to John C. Cresson
1851 February 5 Request Item

Requests Cresson's support for publication of the Geological Survey

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

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 Request Item

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

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

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.

Dix, Dorothea Lynde
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Foulke, William Parker to Dorothea Dix
1846 May 26 Request Item
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1846 July 5 Request Item
Dunn, I.H. to William Parker Foulke
1854 June 13 Box 2
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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
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Elder, Dr. to William Parker Foulke
1861 March 4 Box 2
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Evans, Edmund C.
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1864 August 30 Request Item
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Everett, Edward to William Parker Foulke
1854 January 20 Request Item
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1859 Jan. 21 Request Item
Fenimore, Jason L.
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1852 September 2 Request Item
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1855 December 20 Request Item
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American Academy of Music building

Foulke, William Parker to Charles Henry Fisher
1853 July 14 Request Item

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

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1853 July 19 Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Thomas B. Florence
1861 March 9 Box 2
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Foulke, William Parker to Edward Amsbury
1851 January 29 1.0 item Box 1
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Montgomery County Prison. Report of Committee on Historical Publications. Every person to whom he speaks of the geological report appears to favor its publication.

Foulke, William Parker to Joseph B. Anthony
1857 October 1.0 item Box 1
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Regarding Columbia County and prisons. Statement of multiple pages from the Committee of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.

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

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1860 February 14 1.0 item Box 1
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Respectfully suggests to appoint W. Glen agent of the Philadelphia Prison Society and re-sends W. Glen's letter to W. Baker.

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1852 April 28 1.0 item Box 1
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Geographic Name(s): Liberia--Description and travel

Foulke, William Parker to Herman Brickenstein
1857 October 17 1.0 item Box 1
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Thanks him for admission as honorary member of the Moravian Historical Society.

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1860 September 24 1.0 item Box 1
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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.

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1861 March 7 1.0 item Box 1
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Regarding Clark's proposal to publish a magazine on local history.

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1860 February 27 1.0 item Box 1
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Arrangements for summer boarding for family.

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

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1855 December 20 Request Item

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

Foulke, William Parker to unidentified [probably Deborah Bringhurst]
1837 February 13 Request Item
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1851 April 10 Box 3
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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.

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1858 May 20 Box 1
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1856 November 22 Box 3
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Maryland Colonization Society

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1855 March 17 Box 3
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York County Prison

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1853 September 5 Box 3
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1851 February 12 Box 3
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Encloses letter from Prof. Booth. Geological Survey. See also Booth, James C.

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1851 February 12 Request Item

Geological Survey. See also Booth, James C.

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

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

Gibbons, Charles
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Efforts for legislation relative to prison discipline.

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1851 February 25 Request Item
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Copy in Foulke's hand.

Gilpine, Richard A. to William Parker Foulke
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Gliddon, George R
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Foulke, William Parker to George Gliddon
1850 December 13 Request Item
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1856 March 9 Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Price, Eli K.
1858 April 22 Request Item

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

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Gregg, W.W.
1854 March 21 Box 3
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Grier, Mary R
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1854 September 11 Request Item
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1854 November 25 Request Item
Grinnell, Henry
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Prison reform, report of superintendant of public schools.

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

Prison reform, report of superintendant of public schools.

Haly, W.W. to Kunckle
1851 March 13 Request Item

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

Jacob Harned & Co. to John Francis Foulke
1884 August 15 Box 3
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Check enclosed

Hart, George H
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Foulke, William Parker to George H. Hart
1851 February 10 Request Item

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

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

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

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

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 Request Item

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 Request Item

Encloses memorial of Prison Society for House of Correction.

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Harvard College
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Lea, Isaac
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Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Foulke. 1852 October 20
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Lynch, W[illiam?] F[rancis?]: To Kennedy, J.P. 1852 September 22
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Lytle, John J
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Notes and correspondence on coins and medals from letters to Joshua Francis Fisher
1835-1840 Box 2
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Stearns, W.G. to Joshua Francis Fisher
1840 February 12 Request Item
Gilmor, Robert to Joshua Francis Fisher
1835 December 10 Request Item
Fisher, Joshua Francis. Catalogue of Coins and Medals
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Note: "W.P. Foulke's copy of J.F. Fisher's Manuscript"

Notes on Albert Barnes' Essay
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Notes on Discourse of General Harrison
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Series III. Organizations
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Academy of Natural Sciences
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American Academy of Music, Philadelphia
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American Association for Improvement of Prison Discipline
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American Colonization Society
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Artillery Company
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Franklin Institute
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Franklin Kite Club
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Friends of the Opera House
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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Law Academy of Philadelphia
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Law Association
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Library Company of Philadelphia
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Prohibition Society
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Pennsylvania Colonization Society
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Pennsylvania Literary Association
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Philadelphia Club
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Philadelphia Association and Reading Room
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Philadelphia Holy Royal Arch Chapter
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Philadelphia Prison Society
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Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons
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Philadelphia Young Men's Society
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Prison Committee
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Unidentified organization - "Dinner Tickets"
undated 1.0 item Box 2
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List of signatures, including Edward Drinker Cope, S. Weir Mitchell, and several others who purchased dinner tickets. Probably Academy of Natural Sciences.

Select and Common Councils of Philadelphia
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Series IV. Arctic Exploration
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Arctic Expedition
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Bond, Ellen B.A. to Isaac Israel Hayes
1860 June 19 1.0 item Box 1
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Description of food supplies sent. Description of how to open them and their uses. Good wishes for success and safe return.

Kane, Elisha Kent to Stephen R. Mallory
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Note on original letter: "Copy of memorandum and letter sent to Mr. Mallory."

Hayes I. I. Eulogy of E. K.Kane
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[Wilson, John Wall]. Arctic Expedition Diary,
Oct. 1853-Oct. 15, 1854 2 folders Box 6
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Series V. Personal
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Gummere's Boarding School
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Law Certificate
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Lesley, J Peter Biographical Sketch of Foulke.
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Marston, John
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Marriage Bond. Wm. and Julia Foulke
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Packard, Frederick W Biographical Essay on Foulke.
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Series VI. Foulke Family Correspondence
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Andrews, Ethan Allen
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Cattell, James McKeen to Ethan Allen Andrews
1895 December 5 1.0 item Request Item

Thanks for sending review of Butschli for Science (journal).

Beirne, P
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Birdie to Mama
August 20 1.0 item Box 1
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Baker, C H
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Bracco, John to Parker
1787 1.0 item Box 1
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Bringhurst, Deborah
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Foulke, William Parker to Deborah Bringhurst
1838 December 18 1.0 item Request Item
Bringhurst, Mary D.
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Foulke, William P. to Mary D. Bringhurst
1835 1.0 item Request Item
Foulke, William Parker to Mary D. Bringhurst
1836 May 10 1.0 item Request Item

Other Descriptive Information: Note in Foulke's hand: "First original of letter to M.D. Bringhurst - date May 10, 1836"

Foulke, William Parker to Mary D. Bringhurst
1836 May 14 1.0 item Request Item

Other Descriptive Information: Note in Foulke's hand: "Corrected original of letter to M.D. Bringhurst - Date May 10, 1836 - Sent Saturday May 14, 1836."

Foulke, William Parker to M.D. Bringhurst
1837 May 18 1.0 item Box 1
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Cattell, J Mc
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Chase, M.J.
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Chase, M.J. to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
1880 June 6 1.0 item Box 1
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Anxiously awaited your letter, hopes to see soon. Letter received from Fanny at Wellesley. Death of friend: "circle of four loving friends is now broken only to be re--united in glory."

Chase, M.J. to Julia DeVeaux Foulke
Sunday 1.0 item Request Item

Miss Langdon very sick, doctor says that she is failing.

Clemson, T.G. [Thomas Green]
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Probably Reverend Thomas Green Clemson, based on address of Waddington, St. Lawrence County, New York. Reverend Clemson also lived in Philadelphia and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Clemson, T.G. [Thomas Green] to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1873 December 6 1.0 item Box 1
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Clemson, T.G. [Thomas Green] to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
1874 May 14 1.0 item Request Item
Account of T.G. Clemson with Mrs. W.P. Foulke
[1874] May 14 1.0 item Request Item
Clemson, T.G. [Thomas Green] to Julia DeVeaux Powel Foulke
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Emlen, George to Respected Friend
1773 May 9 Box 2
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Requests for books to purchase in England. Possibly to Joshua Foulke (born 1731).

Foulke, Eleanor. Folder 1
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Foulke, Eleanor. Folder 2
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Foulke, Francis E.
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Foulke, John Francis
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Foulke, Judah
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Foulke, Julia
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Foulke, Julia. Accounts
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Foulke, Julia. Biographical Material on William Parker Foulke
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Foulke, Richard P. Folder 1
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Foulke, Richard P. Folder 2
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Foulke, W. D.
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Foulke, [William's Father]
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Foulke, [William's Mother]
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Hare, Mary
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Hare, Richard
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Hare, Robert Powell
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Hare, S E
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Parker, Jeremiah
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Parker, Richard
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Parker, William
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Powel, H. W. Hare
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Powel?, J
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Powel, Katy
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Powel, Mary
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Powel, Robert H
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Powel, Samuel
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Prissy
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Probably Priscilla Foulke (1744-1821), also known as Prissa.

Unidentified - Poems
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"Willie" to Mother
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Series VII. Foulke Family Financial and Legal Records
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Adams and Co. - Receipt
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African Repository. Receipt to William Parker Foulke
September 1845 1.0 p Box 1
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Appropriation Bill
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Board of Examiners
1842 December 1.0 item Request Item

Board of Examiners list, December 1842 term. Dillingham, William H. (chairman); Hubbell, F.W., Graham, George A.; Chester, Henry; Bayard, James; Waln, Edward; Phillips, H.M.; Emlen, George Jr.; Saunders, Lewis (secretary).

Board of Examiners to the Judges of the District Court
1842 June 7 Box 2
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Henry B. Hirst's application for examination

Burroughs, J.H. - Foulke Timber Lands
1907 1.0 folder Box 1
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Objections of J.H. Burroughs, Esq. to proposed contract for timber of the Foulke lands.
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Copy of copy of Mr. Burroughs remarks upon Stephenson agreement, sent Mrs. A. by Mr. Paul
1907 June 22nd Request Item
Copy of statement by the Trustees of Mrs. A's criticism in abstract copy - made by Mrs. Andrews
1907 June 25 1.0 item Request Item
Fourestier, Joseph M.D. Certification as student of law
1842 September 14 Box 3
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Foulke, Richard Parker and William Parker Foulke to Elizabeth Chambers - Lease
1852 September 28 1.0 item Box 1
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Lease for house and ground on 4th Street below Carpenter in the District of Southwark.

Forms
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Foulke Family Account Book
1767-1775 1.0 Volume(s) Request File

Formerly Mss.B.F826.1

Foulke, William Parker. Estate Papers
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Foulke vs Gideon Bast
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Foulketon, Pennsylvania
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Foulke, William Parker. Law Cases
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Foulke, William Parker. Legal Briefs
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Goodman, John. Calculations of water power of the Schuylkill
1821 June 2 Box 3
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Note at bottom states that this was "taken from Papers loaned to me by John Goodman. Initials appear to be J.F. [Judah Foulke?]

J.M. Gummey and Sons
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J.M. Gummey and Sons to Francis E. Foulke - Receipt
1881 January 3 Request Item
J.M. Gummey and Sons to Francis E. Foulke - Receipt
1894 January 2 Request Item
List of Subscribers for Lands
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Mahanoy House Hotel - Receipt
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Parker, William. Will
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Peel Hall Estate
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Preston Retrial
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Rents
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Series VIII. Ephemera
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Series XI. Graphics
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Photographs
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Abstract: These represent a sample of the available photographs in the William Parker Foulke Papers.

William Parker Foulke, full length portrait.
n. d. 1.0 Item(s) U4-4-87
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Abstract: Full length view of Foulke, standing beside chair.

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William Parker Foulke, bust, profile, formal.
n. d. 1.0 Item(s) F11-8-16
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Abstract: Bust length profile of Foulke.

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William Parker Foulke, half length, profile, formal, standing.
n. d. 1.0 Item(s) F11-8-15
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Abstract: Profile portrait of Foulke.

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Lisa de Veaux Foulke.
1882 1.0 Item(s) U5-3-23
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Abstract: Full length view of Lisa de Veaux Foulke in evening gown.

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Hallowell [?], bust, formal.
n. d. 1.0 Item(s) F11-8-18
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Abstract: Frontal portrait of Hallowell [?].

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Isaac Lea, bust, formal.
n. d. 1.0 Item(s) F8-23-5
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Abstract: Formal 3/4 portrait of Lea wearing glasses.

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Miscellaneous
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Diaries
1853,1854 Box 7
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Diary. re. American Colonization Society,
1852 Box 7
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Diary. re. American Colonization Society, 1852
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Handwriting Copybooks
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Maps
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Transferred to Map Room

Newspaper Clippings
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Notebooks Concerning Prisons and prisoners
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Receipt Book
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B F826.1. Account book
1797 1.0 vol. Volume 1
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Commonplace book,
1843-45 Box 7
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Lehman, William
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Unknown
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For Review
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Astronomy
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Extract of J.M's letters to
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Fragments
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Colonization Herald
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Colonization Societies
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