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Family papers

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob Cist correspondence and documents

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0152
Abstract Jacob Cist (1782-1825) was an American naturalist, artist, inventor, businessman, author, treasurer and United States Postmaster. He was also one of the most important pioneers in the marketing of anthracite coal and a leading authority on its economic potential. This collection includes personal and business letters, documents, agreements, memorabilia, clippings and records of Cist's service as United States Postmaster of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His accounts as treasurer of the...
Dates: 1794 - 1829

Custis family papers

Identifier: 2012-009
Overview Papers of the Custis family, 1851-1967. Collection contains materials reflecting the training and practice of homeopathic physicians, Horace Hatch Custis, Jr. (Hahnemann Medical College class of 1937), his uncle Gregg Custis, Jr. (Hahnemann Medical College class of 1888), and Gregg’s son J.B. Custis, Sr. (New York Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital class of 1878). Gregg began his career working for the railroad; however, after retiring, he attended medical school. His son, J.B. Custis,...
Dates: 1851-1967

Drexel family collection

 Collection — Box OV1
Identifier: MC-00-001
Abstract The Drexel family, children and descendants of Francis M. Drexel (1792-1863) and Catherine Hookey (1795-1870), have been a prominent Philadelphia family since the 1840s. The fortune of the family was built on Francis Drexel's brokerage firm Drexel & Co., whose business and partnerships were further expanded by Drexel's sons including Anthony J. Drexel (1826-1893), the founder of Drexel University. The collection contains correspondence, memoirs, genealogical charts, newsletters,...
Dates: 1826-1996

Henry N. Williams papers

Identifier: 2020-010
Overview Henry (Hal) Williams, MD, practiced homeopathic medicine out of his home office in Lancaster, PA from 1950 to 1993. Collection reflects Williams’ practice and interest in anthroposophical medicine, historical homeopathic texts, homeopathic journals, and homeopathic remedies. There is also documentation reflecting the activity of his wife, Dorothea Weiand Williams, his daughters, and his father, James M. Williams, professor of sociology at Hobart College. Materials include wooden homeopathic...
Dates: 1850-1989

Constantine Hering and Calvin B. Knerr family papers

Identifier: HU-100
Overview Dr. Constantine Hering (1800-1880), born and educated in Germany, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1833 and devoted his life to the study, practice and education of homeopathic medicine in the United States. As such, he is considered the father of homeopathy in America. Hering founded several schools and organizations devoted to teaching homeopathy, especially the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Arts, aka the Allentown Academy, in 1836, and the Hahnemann Medical College of...
Dates: 1820 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1940

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0418
Abstract Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1783-1840) was a naturalist who is best known for his contributions to scientific classification and nomenclature and giving Latin names to approximately 6,700 plants. While in the United States, he toured west of the Alleghenies and made important botanical discoveries in Kentucky and Illinois. This collection dates from 1818 to 1977 and consists of copies of Rafinesque's professional letters, family material, and research by F. W. Pennell regarding...
Dates: 1818 - 1977

Theodore Geiger notebooks

Identifier: HU.092
Overview Dr. Theodore S. Geiger was a student at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1854, and almost nothing is known about him or his life. He was from Manchester, Maryland, graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1854, and alumni records indicate he died in 1863. His nephew Dr. Edmund Geiger Shower, whose materials can also be found in this collection, was also a homeopathic physician and graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of...
Dates: 1852-1854; Majority of material found in 1852-1854

Vischer Family papers

Identifier: HU.OS-139
Overview Contains material from Dr. Carl Victor Vischer, Sr. [1866-1906] and his sons, Dr. Carl Victor Vischer, Jr. [1896-1932] and Dr. Thomas John Vischer [1900-1978]. Dr. Carl Vischer, Sr graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1887 and was a noted surgeon who developed the appendectomy incision. He was also a founder of St. Luke's Hospital and the namesake of the Carl V. Vischer Medical and Surgical Society, founded in 1907 by a student of his, Dr. Desiderio Roman. Dr. Thomas Vischer was a...
Dates: 1900-1995; Majority of material found in 1900-1995

Weiss family of Weissport, Pennsylvania papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0216
Abstract The Weiss family was prominent in the coal business in eastern Pennsylvania during the late 1700s and 1800s. The Weiss family collection dates from 1777 to 1916 and documents, most fully, Jacob Weiss (1750-1839), Francis White (1773-1845), and Francis White (1819-1888). The papers include diaries, geological and surveying notebooks, maps and observations; personalia and biographical notes; transcribed documents, portraits, scrapbooks, business journals, daybooks, mercantile records and...
Dates: 1777 - 1916