Preliminary Guide to the Fenimore Family Papers, 1805-1890s
Collection contains business letters to lawyer Jason Laurance Fenimore (1769-1869). Also included are family letters, genealogy, some ephemera, poems, and unidentified volumes. Topics include business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, banking, railroads, coal and timber land, mining, and navigation; and farm and family life in Philadelphia and in Burlington, N.J. There are also some diaries.
- Collection Number
- Fenimore Family papers
- 1 Linear Feet, 489 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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The Fenimore Family originally lived in Burlington, N.J., but later became residents of Philadelphia, Pa.
- Banks and banking
- Burlington (N.J.) -- History -- 19th century
- Farm life -- Pennsylvania -- History
- Farm life -- New Jersey -- History
- Fenimore family
- Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence
- Law -- New Jersey
- Law -- Pennsylvania -- History
- Mines and mineral resources
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
[Identification of item], Fenimore Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Processed by Don Sechler
Completed May 4, 1999
This collection is unprocessed: materials may have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.