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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections

Stokes - Evans - Cope Family Papers, 1713-1981

Ms. Coll. 1169
ca. 550 items (8 boxes, 2 packages)

Table of contents

Biographical background

Primarily the family of Thomas Evans and Catharine Wistar (m. 1834) and their descendants. Thomas and Catharine's daughter Katharine Wistar Evans m. 1865 Francis Stokes. For relationships between these families, see "Stokes, Cope, Emlen, Evans : Genealogical charts of four closely associated Germantown families" compiled by Francis Joseph Stokes, Jr. (Philadelphia, 1982) [Quaker BX 7721 S88 S79]. Also see Wistar genealogy in "The Wistar family : A genealogy of the descendants of Caspar Wistar, emigrant in 1717" compiled by Richard Wistar Davids (Philadelphia, 1896) [Quaker BX 7721 W81 D25].

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Scanned Image Page 1 of letter, New York, 1st day evening [5 mo. 25 and 26, 1828] of Bartholomew Wistar (1790-1841) to his wife, giving an eyewitness account of the separation of New York Yearly Meeting in 1828. Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 (each approx. 98k)

Related collections

See Morris Wistar Wood collection, Ms. Coll. 1140 for additional related letters, etc. [of John Wistar family]. Also Cope - Evans family papers, 1732-1911, Ms. Coll. 1170; Thomas P. Cope family papers, 1795-1891, Ms. Coll. 1013.

Summary of collection

Correspondence, diaries, legal and business papers, artifacts, printed volumes, scrapbook, account books, marriage certificates, deeds, photographs and photo-album, computer disks, typed transcripts and various misc. papers.

Papers are chiefly of the related Quaker families of Stokes, Evans, Cope and Wistar of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Includes three letters (1862-1866) of Thomas Pim Cope (1823-1900) re money lent to Stokes family; letters of Catharine Evans (1802-1871) to sisters and family; letters (1864-1891) and diaries (1858-1868, originals and typed transcripts) of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939).

Letters (1830-1840) of Thomas Evans (1798-1868) to his brother-in-law Bartholomew Wistar relate religious reflections and health concerns, family and Society of Friends matters (including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's work with N.Y. Indians, specifically Buffalo Treaty fraud of 1838), letters (1834-1868) to his wife Catharine Evans and children on family and personal matters, also letters and papers (1863-1864) related to his involvement with the efforts of several Friends pressed into military service during the Civil War.

Letter of Charlotte N. Freedland (1797-1850) to her sisters reporting on what she witnessed at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of 1827; diary of William B. Hockett (handwritten copy 1862-1863, of his detention in the Confederate Army); diary of Richard Jordan (ca. 1807, travel as minister in Europe); letters of Esther Newlin Stokes (1870-1913); letters (1864-1904) of Francis Stokes (1833-1917) to his wife Katharine W. Stokes on family and personal matters, also his passport and cash book; letters (1889-1895) of Francis Joseph Stokes (1873-1955) to his mother while traveling in Europe and Florida; letters and other papers (1825-1870) of John Stokes (1800-1868) include those related to Mexican financial difficulties and estate of his brother-in-law Joseph Smith (1801-1848); letters of Joseph Waln Stokes (1835-1863); letters (1865-1896) of Katharine W. Stokes (1841-1904) to her husband Francis; and a letter of Bartholomew Wistar (1790-1841) to his wife giving an eyewitness account of the separation of New York Yearly Meeting in 1828.

Also includes photograph album of Stokes family, family Bible of John Stokes, scrapbook and artifacts (Opera hat, change purses, eyeglasses, coin collection, etc.)

Arrangement of collection

Papers are arranged alphabetically by author or person responsible and chronologically within each author and folder as follows:

  • Box 1: [ ?] - Evans, William, Jr. [except Hannah Bacon Evans]
  • Box 2: Evans, Hannah Bacon
  • Box 3: Freedland, Charlotte N. - Stokes, Francis
  • Box 4: Stokes, Francis Joseph - [Stokes, Margaret Cope?]
  • Box 5: Waln, Joseph - envelopes, addresses
  • Box 6: Photograph album and photographs
  • Box 7: Printed volumes and Mac disks
  • Box 8: Scrapbook and artifacts

Box 1 : Correspondence, diaries, etc. : [?], Jonathan - Evans, William, Jr. | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

(listed alphabetically by writer or person responsible)

[?], Jonathan
[possibly Jonathan Freedland?]

  • ALS, 8 mo. 21, [1868] from Mannington, to Francis Stokes ("Uncle Jonathan" to "cousin" Francis Stokes) re mentions death of Francis's father

Cope, Edgar

  • ALS, Dec. 6, 1851, from "Home" to Frank [Francis Stokes] re friendship

Cope, Thomas Pim (1823-1900)
(3 ALS, 1 fragment
[all re loan of money to them from TPC]

  • ALS, 2 mo. 20, 1862, from Phila., to Francis & Joseph W. Stokes, w/ copy of obligation
  • ALS, 5 mo. 1, 1866, from Phila., to Francis & Thomas P. C. Stokes w/ copy of receipt
  • ALS, 5 mo. 1, 1866, from Phila., to Francis & Thomas P.C. Stokes w/ copy of receipt
  • Fragment, 5 mo. 1, 1866, similar to above w/ stamps [but not missing from either above mss.] signed by Francis and Thomas P.C. Stokes

Ellis, William A.

  • (DS, 4 mo. 4, 1831) "Release of liens against house No. 74 Marshall St., built Wm. H. [sic] Ellis 1830" signed by the following: George Wooley & Co., E. & E. Middleton, Thos. Ross [Rose?], Thos. Rodgers Jr., A. Middleton [], John H. Seyfert, Stephen Phipps, Wm. & D. Johns, Henry Sailer, Richd. P. Cumming, Wm. H. French, William A. Ellis.

Evans family

  • (1 p.) notes on Evans family genealogy and Rittenhouse clock history

Evans, Catharine (Wistar) (1802-1871)

(16 ALS, 3 envelopes; signs "C.E.," "C. Evans," "Catharine")
[letters discuss news of family and Friends, health of herself and Thomas Evans, travel]

  • 7 mo. 20, 1822, from Easton, Pa., to sister, Hannah W. Beesley
  • 7 mo. 12, 1849, from Cape Island, to sister, Hannah W. Beesley
  • 7th day [ca. 1850?], to sister [Charlotte N. Freedland]
  • 6 mo. 13, 1850, at sea, to sister [Charlotte N. Freedland] and daughters
  • 6 mo. 26, 1851, from Birmingham [Eng.], to sisters and nieces
  • 8 mo. 21, 1851, from Hull, to sisters
  • 8 mo. 26, 1851, from Dublin, to sister
  • 3rd day [1851?], to sisters and children
  • 6 mo. 13, 1852, from Phila., to sister
  • 7 mo. 14, 1854, from Cape Island, to sister
  • 11 mo. 16, [ca. 1855?]. to sister
  • 9 mo. 10, 1857, from Westtown, to sister
  • 7 mo. 7, 1859, from Ruperts Station, to sister
  • 1st day [May 17, 1863], to husband, Thomas Evans
  • 9 mo. 13, 1863, to husband, Thomas Evans
  • 6 mo. 9, 1865, from Mannington, to daughter, Katharine W. Stokes

Evans, Eleanor Tyson (Stokes) (1840-1919)
(3 ALS, 1 envelope, letters signed "E.T.E." and Eleanor T. Evans")

  • ALS, 10 mo. 12, 1873, from Church Lane, Germantown, Pa., to sister-in-law, Hannah Bacon Evans
  • ALS, 7 mo. 5, 1878, from Church Lane, to Hetty Newlin Stokes re birth of Mary Cope Emlen (Scattergood)
  • ALS, 4 mo. 20, 1896, to Frankford Mo. Meeting, giving her consent for her daughter Eleanor Evans to marry Alfred Cope Garrett [w/ envelope]

Evans, Hannah Bacon (1839-1939) see box 2

Evans, John Wistar (1836-1873)
(signed "J. Wistar Evans")

  • ALS, 10 mo. 7, 13, 1873, from Phila., to "sister Hannah" in London [Hannah Bacon Evans] re news of family

Evans, Jonathan (1843-1911)
(signed "J. Evans")

  • ALS, 9 mo. 7, 1873, from Interlachen, to "sister" [Katharine W. Stokes] ["It was so nice to hear from Hey's letter of yesterday to thee ..." (confirms "H'y" as HBE)]

Evans, Letitia (Thomas)

  • Ms. copy (by who? 10 pp., incomplete) of her deathbed reflections, as written by her husband, David Evans (1733-1817)

Evans, Thomas (1798-1868)

(57 ALS, addressed to Bartholomew Wistar, Catharine Evans, Hannah Bacon Evans, Katharine W. Stokes, Francis Stokes, also: 2 memorandums)
[w/ note "Letters and other correspondence of my grandfather Thomas Evans to my grandmother Catharine Evans 2/9/36 [signed] F.J. Stokes"]
Arranged by recipient as follows:

Letters of Thomas Evans addressed to Bartholomew Wistar [brother-in-law]
(14 ALS)
[letters discuss their friendship, family and Society of Friends affairs, including PYM's work with N.Y. State Indians (Evans writes from Washington, D.C., concerning the 1838 Buffalo Treaty fraud), religious reflections and sympathy during illness of Wistar near end of his life]

  • 8 mo. 9, 1830, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 11, 1836, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 29, 1836, from Salem, N.J.
  • 7 mo. 12, 1836, from Salem, N.J.
  • 7 mo. 12, 1837, from Phila.
  • 3 mo. 20, 1838, from Washington, D.C.
  • 3 mo. 26, 1838, from Washington, D.C.
  • 5 mo. 11, 1838, from Washington, D.C.
  • 7 mo. 8, 1838, from Salem, N.J.
  • 8 mo. 10, 1839, from Salem, N.J.
  • 6 mo. 28, 1840, from Westtown, Pa.
  • 8 mo. 16, 1840, from Salem, N.J.
  • 8 mo. 19, 1840, from Salem, N.J.
  • 9 mo. 1, 1940, from Salem, N.J.

Letters of Thomas Evans addressed to Catharine (Wistar) Evans
(20 ALS)
[letters discuss news of family and Friends, his health, religious reflections]

  • 10 mo. 19, 1834, from Phila.
  • 1st day [no year]
  • 1st day, [1834 or 5]
  • 1st day [1835?]
  • 6th day [1836-1840?]
  • 5th day [1834-1835?]
  • 4th day [1844-1845?]
  • 5th day [1854-1855?]
  • 5 mo. 8, 1857
  • 5 mo. 10, 1857, from Salem, N.J.
  • 4 mo. 8, 1862, from Salem, N.J.
  • 4 mo. 5, 1863, from Salem, N.J.
  • 4 mo. 6, 1863, from Salem, N.J.
  • 4 mo. 7, [1863], from Mannington
  • 5 mo. 21, 1863, from Mannington
  • 5 mo. 24, 1863, from Mannington
  • 6 mo. 10, 1863, from Springfield
  • 10 mo. 5, 1863, from Westtown, Pa.
  • 11 mo. 15, 1863, from Mannington
  • 11 mo. 17, 1863, from Mannington

Letters of Thomas Evans addressed to his daughters Katharine W. [Evans] Stokes, Hannah Bacon Evans and to his son-in-law Francis Stokes
(23 ALS)
[letters discuss his reaction to proposal of Francis Stokes to marry daughter Katharine, family news, advice, etc.]

  • 4th day [ca. 1858-1860?], to Katharine W. Evans
  • 12 mo. 25, 1863, from Muncy, to Francis Stokes
  • 2 mo. 18, 1864, from Mannington, to Francis Stokes
  • 3 mo. 9, 10, 1864, to [Francis Stokes]
  • 3 mo. 25, 1864, from Mannington, to Francis Stokes
  • 8 mo. 5, 1864, from Mannington, to "Francis" [Francis Stokes]
  • 2nd day [1865-1869?], to "daughter" Katharine W. Stokes
  • 3 mo. 31, 1865, from Mannington, to "children" [FS & KWS]
  • 11 mo. 10, 1865, from Mannington, to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 11 mo. 16, 1865, from Mannington, to Francis & Katharine Stokes
  • n.d. [1866?], to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 2 mo. 1866, to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 2nd day, [3 mo. 1866], to "My dear children"
  • 3 mo. 29, 1866, from Mannington, to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 1st day [summer 1866?], to Katharine W. Stokes re illness of her daughter Kate
  • 4th day [summer 1866?], to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 7th day [1866], to "daughter" Hannah Bacon Evans
  • 11 mo. 26, 1866, to "children F & K" [Francis and Katharine Stokes]
  • 5 mo. 26, 1867, from Mannington, to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 12 mo. 30, 1867, to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 2nd day [ca. 1868?], to Katharine W. Stokes
  • 2 mo. 8, 1868, from Phila., to Francis Stokes re advice in business management and economy
  • 2 mo. 9, 1868, to Katharine W. Stokes

Civil War related letters and papers (of Thomas Evans)
(ca. 25 items, also photocopies and typed transcripts)

  • Essay prepared for the Meeting of Sufferings [in the hand of his daughter, Katharine W. Stokes] discussing Society of Friends and the Civil War, n.d. (13 pp., ca. 1861-1865, probably towards end of war?)
  • "The memorial of the Representatives of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, &c ..." re Friends, Civil War and military service, addressed to Congress and dated 24th of 2 mo., 1863, signed on behalf of Friends by Joseph Snowden, Clerk. [ADS, 3 pp., note: some parts of this very similar to above essay]
  • L [TE's copy, in hand of?], n.d. [1863?], to "the Officers of the 52nd North Carolina Regiment, from Thomas Hinshaw, Jacob Hinshaw, Nathan Barker, Cyrus Barker re wish to be released
  • ALS [TE's copy], [n.d. but ca. 7 mo. 1863?], to President Lincoln re five Friends from N. Carolina detained at Fort Delaware
  • L [TE's copy, in hand of daughter KWS], Phila., 7 mo. 23, 1863, from PYM committee of Thomas Evans, Nathan Kite, James Emlen, Samuel Hilles, James R. Greaves and Charles Evans to President Lincoln and Sec. of War re plight of N. Carolina Friends Cyrus Barker, Nathan Barker, Thomas Hinshaw, Jacob Hinshaw and William B. Hockett held at Fort Delaware as POWs.
  • [additional copy of above, in hand of?]
  • Printed circular from the War Dept. re exemptions from draft ["Circular No. 61., War Department, ... Washington, D.C., August 1, 1863"]
  • L [TE's copy, in hand of?], Phila., 8 mo. 24, 1863 to Edwin M. Stanton [Secretary of War] re drafted Friends [in custody of General Hatch] should rather be jailed than sent to camps in Va.
  • L [TE's copy, in hand of?], Phila., 9 mo. 16, 1863, to Isaac Newton [Secretary of ? under Lincoln) re conscription law and Friends
  • 2 L [TE's copies, in hand of?], Phila. 9 mo. 20, and 10 mo. 12, 1863, to Edwin M. Stanton (Sec. of War), re situation of Nathan Blackburn who was drafted and taken to army of General Meade in Virginia, where he was tortured.
  • L, [telegram], Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1863, to Thomas Evans from Edwin M. Stanton re grants immediate discharge of Nathan Blackburn
  • L [ TE's copy, in hand of?], Phila. 10 mo. 14, 1863, to Edwin M. Stanton, re discharge of Nathan Blackburn
  • ALS {TE's copy], Phila. 1 mo. 23, 1864, to Edwin M. Stanton, Secr. of War, re Charles B. Clayton, drafted in Pa. and now in the hospital
  • ALS, of Robert [no last name], General Field Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., March 28, 1864, addressed to the "Wakefield Glee Club" [Samuel Belton, Germantown written on cover] re climb up to top of Lookout Mt. where he encountered "an enterprising photographer. We met here a Quaker gentleman and lady from Germantown, who resided in Main St. next door below the Bank. He [was] formerly in partnership with Chas. Wistar (le Rouge) ..."
  • 10 typed transcripts of letters

Evans, William (brother of Jonathan and David Evans)

  • TL (2 typed transcriptions), June 4, 1780, from Antigua, to brother w/ handwritten note "This William Evans was a brother of David, (Rittenhouse clock owner) and of Jonathan Evans, my great grandfather. [signed] F.J. Stokes"

Evans, William, Jr.
(2 ALS, signed "W.E. Jr." on letterhead of "William Evans, Jr.")

  • ALS, 6 mo. 21, 1862, from Phila., to "Frank" [Francis Stokes] re friendship
  • ALS, 7 mo. 26, 1862, from Phila., to "Frank" [Francis Stokes] re friendship

Box 2 : Correspondence, diaries, etc. : Evans, Hannah Bacon (1839-1939) | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

Letters of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939)
(18 ALS and 1 fragment [letters signed with "H'y," "Hannah," or "H"])

  • 3 mo. 24, 1864, from [home], to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • 4 mo. 29, 1864, from Phila., to "Uncle" [Jonathan Freedland] [w/ note added from Thomas Evans, in hand of HBE]
  • 5 mo. 2, 1865, from Boston, to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • 8 mo. 6, 1865, from Newport, to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • 8 mo. 9, 1865, from Newport, to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • [Sept. 20, 1865], to "Frank" [brother-in-law Francis Stokes]
  • 11 mo. 20, 1865, from New York, to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • 6 mo. 13, [1866], from Wilkes Barre, to "parents"
  • 10 mo. 3, [1866], from Kittantinny House, to "Katie" [Katharine W. Stokes]
  • "last day of summer 1870," from Centre Harbor, to "mother and sister"
  • 8 mo. 28, 1870, from Newport, to "mother and sister'
  • 9 mo. 7, [1870], from Mt. Washington, to "home folks"
  • 9 mo. 6, [1871], from [the shore], to "sister" [KWS] [w/ note from "son & brother" J.W. Evans]
  • 7 mo. 5, 1878, to "sister" [KWS]
  • fragment [1891], from [Europe], to [?]
  • 6 mo. 14, 1891, from Clovelly, to "Hetty" [Hetty N. Stokes]
  • 7 mo. 26, [1891], from London, to "Hetty" [Hetty N. Stokes]
  • 8 mo. 24, 1891, from Murren [Switz.], to "Hetty" [Hetty N. Stokes]
  • 9 mo. 6, [1891], from Ruffel Alp, to "Frank" [Francis J. Stokes]

Diaries, 1858-1868 of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939)
(8 volumes, all written in pencil, most are faint and difficult to read)

  • 1858
  • 1859 - [Jan. only?] 1860 [with several items laid in back pocket]
  • 1861 [with 2 items in back pocket]
  • 1862 [with items in back pocket]
  • 1863 [also 5 items removed from diary]
  • 1864
  • 1865 [Jan.], 1867 - [Jan.] 1868
  • 1866
  • (1867-1868 see 1865 volume above)

Typed transcriptions of the above HBE diaries:
(4 folders)

  • 1858-1861 [also includes family genealogy, list of friends and relatives mentioned in HBE diaries, list of place-names in diaries; also transcripts of 3 letters of Thomas Evans, 1864-1867]
  • 1862
  • 1863 [also includes list of place-names in diaries]
  • 1864-1868 [also includes list of place-names in diaries]

Box 3 : Correspondence, diaries, etc. : Freedland, Charlotte N. - Stokes, Francis | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

(listed alphabetically by writer or person responsible)

Freedland, Charlotte Newbold (Wistar) (1797-1850)

  • ALS [incomplete?], 2nd day morning - 6th day morning [April 16-21, 1827? at split of PYM? letter refers to attending Arch Street Mtg., presence there of Ann and George Jones, Susan [Jewit?], preaching of Ann Jones, CNW in afternoon attends Green St. [Mtg.] where E. Robson [Elizabeth Robson of London YM] spoke, S. Jewit also spoke, "this morn at 10 we convened in a Yearly meeting capacity, ... E Robson laid a concern before the meeting to go into the men's meeting" CNW invited to dine at J. Warders with E. Robson; letter is before CNW 1828 marriage to Jonathan Freedland, as she signs as "CNW"], to her sisters Hannah W. Beesley and Catharine Wistar
  • ALS, [signed "CNW"], 5 mo. 17, 1825, from Lehigh Watergap, to Hannah W. Beesley
  • ALS, [signed "CNF"], 7 mo. 4, 1841, to Hannah W. Beesley and Catharine Evans

Garrett, Alfred Cope

  • ALS, 4 mo. 25, 1896, to Frankford Mo. Mtg., from Alfred Cope Garrett and Eleanor Evans re announcing their intentions to marry

Garrett, Eleanor Tyson (Evans) (1873-1953)

  • see ALS filed under Alfred Cope Garrett re request to marry

Hockett, William B.

  • (D, 24 pp., ms. copy in hand of HBE?) "Diary of William B. Hockett, of North Carolina, while detained in the Confederate Army" 1862-1863, with note that "No copies or extracts can be taken or any account of it put in the News Papers" [Thomas Evans and PYM (Meeting for Sufferings) involved in gaining his release]

Jordan, Richard

  • Diary (ca. 1807, written in a receipt book, in pencil, very faint and difficult to read, including trip to Hamburg, Pyrmont, Holland, France, attending meeting with Lewis Seebohm, also a few receipts in back 1815-1816, "Richard Jordan []" on cover)

Kite, S. A.

  • ALS, 3 mo. 29, 1864, from Phila., to Francis Stokes

Knox, H. M.

  • ALS, Sept. 17, 1862, from St. Paul, to Francis Stokes, re whereabouts of Francis's brother, Joseph W. Stokes

Mason, Katharine Evans (Stokes) (1866-1947)
(signed "K")

  • ALS, 9 mo. 29, 1887, from Chew St. (?), to "mother" [KWS] re baby and servants

Passmore, William

  • Marriage certificate of William Passmore and Ann Smith, 1713 [stored in 990B-R]

Silver, Edith Wistar (Stokes)(1872-1949)
(signed "E")

  • ALS, 4th day [July 8?, 1896], to "mother" [KWS] [mentions mother's burned arm, see letter of [July 9, 1896] of Francis Stokes to his wife, also mentions her burned arm and Democratic convention in Chicago]

Smith, Ann

  • Marriage certificate of William Passmore and Ann Smith, 1713 [stored in 990B-R]

Smith, Esther

  • D, "Statement respecting E. Smith, &c. 8 mo. 1824" [statement of accounts for Esther Smith (related to estate of?)]

Smith, Joseph (d. 1848) (see John Stokes)

Smith, Samuel

  • Marriage certificate of Samuel Smith and Esther Stokes, 1811 (rolled up in metal tube and stored on shelf)

Stokes, Esther Newlin (1777-1867) [grandmother of Francis Stokes]
(signed "G mother E.S.")

  • ALS, 8 mo. 30, 1855, from Chester, to Francis Stokes w/ envelope

Stokes, Esther Newlin (1870-1913) [daughter of Francis Stokes]
(4 ALS, signed "Esther")

  • ALS, [probably between 1880-1890], to her mother, Katharine W. Stokes
  • ALS, 9 mo. 18, 1891, form Venice, Italy, to Hetty Newlin Stokes
  • ALS, 8 mo. 15, 1891, from Rigi Kulm, to "Frank" [Francis J. Stokes]
  • ALS, August 8, [1899?], to "mother" [Katharine W. Stokes]

Stokes, Francis (1833-1917)
(79 ALS total)

  • 3 mo. 2, 1864, from Germantown, to Thomas Evans re marrying his daughter Katharine
  • 4 mo. 16, 1889, from Germantown, to Francis J. Stokes

Letters of Francis Stokes addressed to Katharine W. (Evans) Stokes:
(77 ALS)
[letters discuss personal and family matters, news of Friends, business matters, etc.]

  • 3 mo. 25, 1864, from 21st & Race, to "Kitty"
  • 3 mo. 26, 1864, to "Kate"
  • 6 mo. 22, 1864, from 21st & Race, to "Kitty"
  • 6 mo. 24, 1864, to "darling Kitty"
  • 7 mo. 12, 1864, from North Conway (?) [N.H.], to "Kathy"
  • 7 mo. 14, 1864, from Glen House, to "darling Katy"
  • 7 mo. 15, 1864, from Glen House, to "Kathy"
  • 8 mo. 23, 1864, from 21st & Race, Phila.
  • 9 mo. 17, 1864, from 21st & Race
  • 11 mo. 16, 1864, from Mannahawkin
  • 11 mo. 25, 1864, from 21st & Race
  • 11 mo. 28, 1864, from Cherry St.
  • 11 mo. 29, 1864, from 21st & Race
  • 9 mo. 20, 1865, from "Delaven House," Albany
  • 9 mo. 28, 1865, from Arch St.
  • 9 mo. 10, 1868, from Phila.
  • 8 mo. 24, 1869, from Phila.
  • 8 mo. 13, 1872, from "Parker House," Boston
  • 8 mo. 14, 1872, from "Rotch Wistar's Cottage," Bar Harbor [Maine]
  • 8 mo. 16, 1872, from "The Cottage"
  • 8 mo. 18, 1872, from "The Cottage"
  • 8 mo. 19, 1872, from "The Cottage"
  • 8 mo. 23, 1872, from "The Cottage"
  • 8 mo. 23, 1872, from "The Cottage" [w/ photograph pasted to letter]
  • 10 mo. 29, 1872, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 12, 1877, from Pa.?
  • 9 mo. 3, 1877, from [Thomas and Anna Waring's, Colora, Md.]
  • 9 mo. [], 1877, from [Swallowfield?]
  • 10 mo. 10, 1877, from Phila.
  • 10 mo. 16, 1877, from Phila.
  • 10 mo. 17, 1877, from Phila.
  • 10 mo. 4, 1878, from Germantown
  • 10 mo. 6, 1878, from Cranworth
  • 10 mo. 10, 1878, from Cranworth
  • 2 mo. 4, 1879, from "Runny Meade"
  • 2 mo. 6, 1879, from Uncle Gideon's [Md.?]
  • 7th day [1880-1890?]
  • 6 mo. 9, 1880, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 10, 1880, from Phila.
  • 9 mo. 21, 1880, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 30, 1881, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 1, 1881, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 6, 1881, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 19, 1881, from Phila.
  • 12 mo. 18, 1881, from Savannah, Ga.
  • 6 mo. 20, 1882, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 22, 1882, from Phila.
  • 6 mo. 30, 1882, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 9, 1882, from Awbury
  • 7 mo. 12, 1882, from Phila.
  • 8 mo. 25, 1882, from Phila.
  • 9 mo. 6, 1882, from Phila.
  • 9 mo. 7, 1882, from Phila.
  • 5th day [1882?]
  • 6 mo. 14, 1883, from Phila.
  • 7 mo. 1, 1883, from Awbury
  • 10 mo. 25, 1888
  • 6 mo. 25, 1889, from Haverford College
  • 2 mo. 25, 1890, from Locust Ave., Germantown
  • 6 mo. 19, 1895
  • 6 mo. 23, 1895
  • 7 mo. 1, 1895
  • 7 mo. 2, 1896
  • 7 mo. 16, 1896, from Birchcliffe
  • 7 mo. 18, 1896, from Birchcliffe [Maine?]
  • 7 mo. 23, 1896
  • 7 mo. 25, 1896
  • 7 mo. 29, 1896
  • 8 mo. 5, 1896
  • 8 mo. 7, 1896
  • 8 mo. 27, 1896
  • 2nd day [1896?]
  • 5th day [July 9?, 1896]
  • 4th day 9 mo. 2, 1896
  • 2nd day 9 mo. 21, 1896, from [Massey farm]
  • 10 mo. 30, 1899, from Massey farm
  • 5 mo. 29, 1904

Papers of Francis Stokes, 1858-1875:

  • Williams & Stokes lumberyard partnership agreement (1858) between Wm. J. Williams, Francis Stokes and Joseph W. Stokes [1 ADS]
  • Hotel bills, etc. from June - July, 1858 trip to Europe with his brother-in-law, Thomas P. Cope [23 items]
  • Francis Stokes's exemption from service in Civil War [DS, Sept. 15, 1862]
  • Deed, "Philip C. Garrett and wife to Francis Stokes" 1875 [with typed transcript]
  • Deed, "Francis Stokes and wife to George W. Emlen" 1875 [with typed transcript]

also:

  • Cash book, 1855-1876, of Francis Stokes [w/ 4 items laid in]
  • 1858 passport and memorandum book of Francis Stokes with travel diary entries (1858) and some sketches

Box 4 : Correspondence, diaries, etc. : Stokes, Francis Joseph - [Stokes, Margaret Cope?] | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

(listed alphabetically by person or writer responsible)

Stokes, Francis Joseph (1873-1955)
(14 ALS, w/ note "Early letters of F.J. Stokes to his family from abroad in 1894 - and from Florida the winter of 1894-5")

  • [July 31, 1898?], from Locust Avenue, to Francis Stokes
  • 8 mo. 28, 1898, from Germantown, to Francis Stokes
  • 7 mo. 6, 1894, from Leamington, to Edith [Wistar Stokes]

Letters of Francis Joseph Stokes addressed to his mother, Katharine W. Stokes

  • Oct. 2, 1889, from [Phila.]
  • June 26, 1894, from U.S.M.S. "New York"
  • 6 mo. 29, 1894, from London
  • 7 mo. 3, 1894, from London
  • 7 mo. 22, 1894, from Hospinthal (?)
  • 12 mo. 18, 1894, from Clearwater, Fla.
  • 1 mo. 1, 1895, from Clearwater, Fla.
  • 1 mo. 9, 1895, from Clearwater, Fla.
  • 1 mo. 14, 1895, from Clearwater, Fla.
  • Sunday [1890s?], from Jamestown
  • 1st day [1890s?], from Germantown

Stokes, Henry Warrington (1867-1938)
(2 ALS, signed "Henry W. Stokes" and "H.W.S.")

  • ALS, n.d., ["at uncle's"], to "Aunty" [HBE?]
  • ALS, Sept. 1883k from Haverford College, to "Dear Friends Etc."

Stokes, Hetty Newlin (1838-1899)
(signed "Hettie")

  • ALS, 9 mo. 27, 1887, from Awbury, to "sister" [sister-in-law KWS] re operation of Mary [Stokes Cope], refers to Mary's parents as Hetty's "brother & sister" [Elizabeth W. and Thomas Pim Cope]

Stokes, John (1800-1868)
(2 ALS)

  • ALS, 6 mo. 3, 1840, from Phila., to Henry and Francis Stokes
  • ALS, 1 mo. 20, 1868, from Germantown, to Francis Stokes

Papers of John Stokes, 1826-1870:

  • Marriage certificate of John Stokes and Hannah Smith, 2nd of 4 mo. 1825 [stored in 990B-R]
  • "Article of agreement between John Stokes and William Durell, 1826"
  • "Deed, John Stokes and wife to Mary Stokes, 1826"
  • "Mortgage deed, John Stokes & Hannah his wife to William Burrough Land in the Township of Chester, in the County of Burlington, New Jersey, ... 1826"
  • "Bond and warrant to confess judgment thereon - John Stokes to William Burroughs, $1200.00, Dated 8th of May 1826"
  • "Statement of [the account of] John Stokes, one of the guardians of the heirs of Wm. Lippincott, Decd., 1828"
  • One share of stock in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts purchased by John Stokes Dec. 15, 1845 for $25
  • Memorandum book, 1853, [possibly John Stokes? pages for Jan. 1-6 missing, a few entries (in pencil), mention's John Stokes Jr. going to farm and dying soon after, also notations on money]
  • "Memorandum of agreement made this eighth day of second month A.D. 1854 between Joh Stokes and Daniel L. Miller, Junior"
  • 1870 receipt of Elizabeth W. Cope re estate of John Stokes

Papers related to John Stokes's involvement with brother-in-law Joseph Smith's estate and Mexico troubles (1825-1849)
(ca. 61 items in 3 folders)

(folder 1)
4 items

  • "John Stokes and Joseph Smith - A long tale of woe 1825-1849, written by Allen W. Stokes, December 1, 1981" [3 pp., typed essay giving history of John Stokes's relationship with Smith and the Mexican indemnity case]
  • 3 typed inventories of papers related to John Stoke's involvement with Joseph Smith's family and financial problems, w/ photocopies and typed transcripts of some of the documents

(folder 2)
ca. 50 items, arranged chronologically:

1825

  • "Bond and Judgment. Joseph Smith to Edward Garrigues, for $200 - dated July 26th, 1825" [DS]
  • "Bond and Judgment. Joseph Smith to Milton Smith for $300 - dated December 9th 1825" [DS]

1826

  • I.O.U. to Edward B. Garrigues from Joseph Smith, 3 mo. 21, 1826 [DS]

1842

  • Receipt "Joseph Randall's receipt for a certificate of claims upon the Mexican Government no. 1952 for $7,603 - being by order of Joseph Smith of Mexico - as per letter & order of 7/12.1842" [DS]
  • ALS, Dec. 14, 1842, from J.R. Tyson to John Stokes w/ note "12/14.42 J.R. Tyson Esq. Letter in reference to the terms on which he will undertake to conduct the case of S. Smith vs. Rob. Peters."
  • "Declaration of trust, John Stokes to Samuel Smith" 28 of 12 mo. 1842 re firm of Smith & Sharpless

1843

  • "Washington W. West, complainant v. Joseph Smith and John Stokes, defendants. In Equity. June term, 1843. No. 6" [printed booklet, 36 pp.] w/ notation on back "Paper book, the blank of which [] Sebring testified, should be filed with $6000 on p. 14."
  • ALS, July 3, 1843, Phila., of John Stokes to Joseph Smith, w/ notation "7/3.1843 J. Stokes to Smith stating that West had attached his Mexican claim"

1844

  • Jan. 1, 1844 bill for tailoring, from C. Harkness, "a/c of Miguel G. Smith" [DS]
  • "10/31.44, Jos. Smith's order on Job. R. Tyson Esq. to pay balance of any proceeds that may be recd. from the case of West vs. Smith, to John Stokes after defraying & discharging [other] demands as per power of attorney" [DS]
  • "Joseph Smith's note in fav. of John Stokes, for $1609.46 dated Oct. 31, 1844 at 3 mos."[DS]

1847

  • Memorandum dated Feb. 1847 w/ figures re to J.R. Tyson's fee
  • Paper wrapper inscribed "2 mo. 27, 1847, Papers relating to the claims of J. Stokes upon Joseph Smith of Mexico. Also, J. Smith's certificate of Mexican claim. & J. Stokes U. States Treasury 5% certificate for $1084.80 also William Smith's bond $300"
  • "Feby.27 1847 Statement of Job R. Tyson Esq. in the case of West vs. Smith, exhibiting the collection and distribution of the Mexican Indemnity standing in the name of Joseph Smith of Mexico" [D]
  • Memorandum inscribed on one side "3/1.47, Mexican Indemnity, and United States 5% Treasury Script. Milton Smith's bond for $300.00 &c." and memo. re Tyson's fee on verso

1848

  • ALS, Feb. 1, 1848, Mexico from George Smith to John Stokes
  • Bill and receipt "9/4.48 Sommers & Snodgrass sundries for Jos. Smith's sons, of Mexico" [DS]
  • Bill and receipt "9/20.48 R. & W. Warmock's bill against Mrs. Joseph Smith" [DS]
  • Bill and receipt "9/20.48 R. & W. Warmock bill against L. Smith [Mr.] John Stokes" [DS]
  • ALS, Sept. 30, 1848, New York, of [Dr.] A. Goldsmith to John Stokes re "to his brother Joseph's children"
  • Receipt "10/ .1848 Milton Smith's receipt for $18.50 Paid him on a/c of boarding & other expences [sic] incurred by the children of the late Jos. Smith, of Mexico" [DS]
  • Bill "10/5.48 Chas. A. Duy bill of sundries for Geo. & John Smith of Mexico, $16.10" [DS]
  • Bill "10/6.48 Mathew Balkley's acct. against Joseph Smith of Mexico, for boarding, tuition & clothing for second years part - $1055.00" [DS]
  • ALS, Oct. 6, 1848, New York, of Hargous Bros. & Co. to John Stokes re the time at which the "Eugenia" will sail for Vera Cruz "will be on or about the 15 inst. Mrs. Joseph Smith & family expect to embark in her"
  • Bill, Oct. 7, 1848, for Smith's boys [DS]
  • Bill and receipt, Oct. 13, 1848 tailoring for Smith's boys
  • Bill and receipt, Oct. 15, 1848 shirts for Smith's boys
  • Bill and receipt, Oct. 16, 1848 boots and shoes for Smith's boys
  • Bill and receipt, Oct. 16, 1848 for Smith's boys
  • Receipt, Oct. 17, 1848, from Hargous Bros. for passage to Vera Cruz for Mrs. Smith and seven children
  • "Copy of a letter to John Black U.S. Consul, City of Mexico, by John Stokes, Oct. 17, 1848 in relation to accompanying the family of Jos. Smith's in their return to Mexico" [ALS]
  • "10/17.48 Mexico Statement, of the affairs of Jos. Smith, in that country giving an a/c of the Mexican claim, & its [] with W.W. West, and [] - a similar statement was made out, in a more correct & detailed form, and given to Loretto Smith on her return to her own country - She was to embark on board the Bark Eugenia. Captain B[], bound from N.Y. for Vera Cruz, on 20th inst. John Stokes" [DS]
  • Oct. 18, 1848 receipt for a shawl "bot for Mrs. Lorreto Smith of Mexico, and delivered to her in New York just before she sailed for Vera Cruz"
  • ALS, Oct. 18, 1848 of John Black to John Stokes "acknowledging Rect. of $1375.47, in trust, to be applied to defraying the expenses of Lorreto Smith, widow of the late Joseph Smith, who is about to embark ..."
  • Bill and receipt, Oct. 21, 1848 for boarding Smith's family in New York [DS]
  • ALS, Nov. 15, 1848 of John Black to John Stokes re reporting arrival of family in Vera Cruz
  • "11/18.1848 Statement of the claim of E.B. Garrigues on the estate of Joseph Smith of Mexico" [D]
  • ALS, Dec. 4 [1848], Mexico City, from George Smith to John Stokes "12/4/48 Geo. Smith. a pretty hard letter to read, written soon after his return to [that] city after leaving the U.S. giving a lame a/c/ of things in Mexico"
  • ALS, Dec. 7, 1848, [Vera Cruz], from George Smith to John Stokes "Rec. 12/7.48 Geo. Smith Supposed to have been written at Vera Cruz giving an a/c of the arrival of their family at that place from New York, on their way to Mexico"
  • ALS, Dec. 9, 1848, Mexico, from John Black to John Stokes re Joseph Smith's family
  • Receipt, Dec. 12, 1848 for posting accounts of late Joseph Smith [DS]

1849

  • ALS, March 15, 1849, Mexico, from John Black to John Stokes re "condition of Joseph Smith's family - their unhappy prospects, &c. &c."
  • ALS, March 16, 1849, Mexico City, from George Smith to John Stokes "with sad complaints about their condition, wanting money, &c"
  • ALS, April 4, 1849, Mexico City, from George Smith to John Stokes re "... saying that they can't get on without plenty of money - &c."
  • LS, April 12, 1849, Mexico, from Loretto Smith to John Stokes [in Spanish]
  • ALS, April 12, 1849, Mexico, from John Black to John Stokes
  • LS, May 25, 1849, Mexico, from Lorreto Smith to John Stokes [in Spanish]
  • LS, May 25, 1849, Mexico, from Lorreto Smith to John Stokes [in Spanish]
  • ALS, June 15, 1849, Mexico City, from Lorreto Smith to John Stokes
  • Sept. 26, 1849, bill for services from P.P. Morris [ADS]

(folder 3) these items found together with labeled envelope

1849

  • Envelope inscribed "Papers & documents, bills, drafts, letters, &c, &c in the case of Joseph Smith, children & his widow, Loreto Smith, Mexico 1849.50"
  • ALS, march 16, 1849, Mexico, from Loreto Smith to John Stokes [in Spanish]
  • 3 bank drafts, dated march 16, April 12, and May 25, 1849 [DS]
  • ALS, May 25, 1849, Mexico, from Loreto Smith to John Stokes re bank draft
  • "Protest of draft for $1300, June 29, 1849" [DS]
  • "Protest of draft for $1300, July 5, 1849" w/ attached bank draft [DS]
  • ALS, July 26, 1849, Newark, from James W. Joralemun [?] to John Stokes re bank draft

Stokes, Joseph (1778-1804)

(4 D, all estate related papers)
[Burlington County Orphans Court procedure on his real estate delayed until 1823 because daughter Mary (b. 1803) not of age until then]

  • "Elizabeth Martin's Lease 1817" lease of property in Chester Twp., Burlington, N.J. by Wm. Roberts and Nathaniel Newlin [guardians of John, Nathaniel Newlin and Mary Stokes, children of Joseph Stokes, decd.] to Eliz. Martin for term of 2 years, 25th of 3 mo. 1817
  • "Report made to the Orphans Court, 20th of 12 mo. 1823 ..."
  • "Copy of decree for div[ision]" 1828
  • "Draft of the Lower Place by Jno. Evans Jur." draft of Joseph Stokes's (decd.) farm in Chester Twp. (N.J.), surveyed by John Evans Junr., 4 mo. 2, 1821 at the request of the heirs. Unattributed poem penciled on verso.

Stokes, Joseph Waln (1835-1863) (brother of Francis)
(12 items: ALS)

  • 4 mo. 10, 1862, from St. Paul, to Eleanor [sister Eleanor T. Evans]

Letters of Joseph Waln Stokes addressed to his brother, Francis Stokes:
[letters discuss business matters, health, etc.]

  • 12 mo. 12, 1861, from St. Paul
  • 2 mo. 18, 1862, from St. Paul
  • 3 mo. 12, 1862, from St. Paul
  • 3 mo. 15, 1862, from St. Paul
  • 3 mo. 17, 1862, from St. Paul, to "Frank"
  • 4 mo. 2, 1862, from St. Paul
  • 5 mo. 4, 1862, from St. Louis, to "Frank"
  • 5 mo. 10, 1862, from St. Louis, to "Frank"
  • 6 mo. 30, 1862, from Minneapolis, to "Frank"

also:

  • Undated note (presumably enclosed w/ a letter to Francis Stokes?)
  • Note inscribed "Bethlehem, 8th mo. 20th, 1858. For Joseph W. Stokes with the best wishes of his friends, Helen & Katharine. Philadelphia, 1st mo. 11th, 1860."

Stokes, Katharine Wistar (Evans) (1841-1904)
(6 ALS, addressed to her children, sister Hannah B. Evans, daughter Katharine S. Mason, sister-in-law Eleanor T. Evans)

  • 9 mo. 8, 1873, from Locust Ave., to "H'y" [sister HBE]
  • 7th day [1887?], from Germantown, to [HBE?]
  • 8 mo. 16, [1891], from Andermatt [Europe], to daughter [KSM]
  • [1891], from Rue des Mathurin, to Hetty & Eleanor ["dear sisters" note: Hetty N. Stokes is in the Berkshires at this time]
  • 6 mo. 7, 1891, from Shrewsbury [Eng.?], to children
  • 6 mo. 28, [1891], from London, to Hetty N. Stokes

Letters of Katharine Wistar (Evans) Stokes addressed to her husband, Francis Stokes:
(31 ALS)
[letters discuss personal and family matters]

  • 9 mo. 20, 1865, from [] & Linden Sts.
  • 9 mo. 5, 1868
  • 9 mo. 7, 1868, from Newport
  • 8 mo. 19, 1875. from [the shore]
  • 6 mo. 15, 1882, from Meadowfield
  • 6 mo. 21, 1882
  • 6 mo. 28, 1882
  • 6 mo. 29, 1882
  • 7 mo. 7, 1882
  • 7 mo. 9, 1882, from Meadowfield
  • 7 mo. 10, 1882, from Meadowfield
  • 7 mo. 12, 1882
  • 7 mo. 20, 1882, from Meadowfield
  • 8 mo. 23, 1882
  • 8 mo. 24, 1882
  • 8 mo. 30, 1882
  • 8 mo. 31, 1882
  • 9 mo. 19, 1882
  • 9 mo. 20, 1882 w/ brief note from son Henry
  • 4th day 9 mo. 27, [1882? if 4th day is correct]
  • 9 mo. 28, 1882
  • 1st day [1883?]
  • 3rd day [1883?]
  • 5th day [1883?]
  • 6 mo. 27, 1883, from Meadow Farm
  • 6 mo. 28, 1883, from Meadow Farm
  • 6 mo. 29, 1883, from Meadow Farm
  • 7 mo. 6, 1883, from Meadow Farm
  • 9 mo. 13, 1883, from Meadow Farm
  • 2nd day, 10 mo. 15, [1883]
  • 9 mo. 16, 1896, from Moss Gill [or Girt?] [R.I.]

also:

  • 2 poems copied by Katharine W. Stokes, one with note on back "This was copied by my mother Katharine Wistar Stokes, while in England 1891 F.J.S."

Cope, Margaret (Tatnall) (m. Alfred Cope) or Margaret Cope (1856-1948)
(signed "Mgt")

  • ALS, Sept. 29, 1887, from Awbury, to "Aunt Kate" [KWS?] re operation and illness of Mary [Stokes Cope (1853-1888)] and Mary's keeping it from parents until over with

Stokes, Mary (1803-1884)
Mary Stokes was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District.
Diary, 1847-1873

  • The diary relates family events, attending Meeting, lack of sense of mental well-being, health problems of surrounding population, including TB, New England religious controversy. Many Cope, Evans, Stokes names mentioned; other issues.

Box 5 : Correspondence, diaries, etc. : Waln, Joseph - Envelopes, addresses | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

(listed alphabetically by writer or person responsible)

Waln, Joseph
(3 ALS)

  • ALS, 2 mo. 19, 1813, from Cal[eon?] Hook, to "Ester" [Esther Smith]
  • ALS, 1 mo. 4, 1815, from Cal[eon?] Hook, to "nephew" [John Stokes]
  • ALS, 9 mo. 9, 1822, from Cal[eon?] Hooke, to John Stokes

Waln, Nicholas

  • ADS, inscribed "Nicholas Waln's opinion" Phila. 9 mo. 24, 1791 [re will of Joseph Stokes]

Whittal, Mary
(2 ALS)

  • ALS, 1st day [1857?], to Catharine Evans [support during illness of husband Thomas Evans and son "Tommy." Son Thomas Evans (1837-1857).]
  • ALS, 3 mo. 16, 1865, to Thomas & Catharine Evans [w/ J.M. Whittal, accepts invite to wedding of Katharine and Francis]

Wistar, Bartholomew (1790-1841)

  • Scanned Image Page 1 of letter, New York, 1st day evening [5 mo. 25 and 26, 1828] of Bartholomew Wistar (1790-1841) to his wife, giving an eyewitness account of the separation of New York Yearly Meeting in 1828. Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 (each approx. 98k)

Wistar, E. W.

  • ALS, 6th day [1868?], to "cousin" [Catharine Evans?] [sympathy letter on death of husband Thomas Evans?]

[Wistar, Margaret Newbold? (1805-1878)]
(signed "M.")

  • ALS, 2 mo. 2, 1827, from Phila., to "Sisters" Hannah W. Beesley [and future sister-in-law Charlotte N. Wistar] re [PYM?] events, mentions Ann Jones, Elizabeth Robson, "M" writes that "second day is quarterly meeting and I have a wish to attend it," internal evidence suggests Margaret Newbold (?) who marries John Wistar in 1828]

Wistar, Thomas

  • ALS, 6 mo. 18, 1868, from Stanley, to "cousin C. Evans" [Catharine Evans, expresses sympathy at death of husband Thomas Evans]

Wood, Lydia H.

  • ALS, Feb. 24, 1890, from Spruce Street, to "Mrs. Stokes" [KWS?]

Miscellaneous mss., etc.
(5 items)

  • "A prayer of T. Scattergood's" [1 sheet, torn and part missing]
  • "Remarkable occurrence related by Stephen Grellet" [in hand of HBE?]
  • Blank printed bond form
  • Printed broadside "Notice ... Unredeemed real property sold to satisfy the General Government Tax of 1816 by Gen. Nathan Price, Collector for the District of New-Jersey." Printed for John Bray and dated "New-Brunswick, November 27, 1822" inscribed on reverse "John Bray's Notice Respecting Direct Tax"
  • Handwritten copy of ALS of Caleb Cope & Co., Phila. Feb. 7, 1838, addressed to Crumby & Draper, New York re recommendation for "Mr. Stokes"

Letters, 1800's - typed transcriptions of letters
(1 folder)

  • Letters arranged under the following headings: Joseph Smith family and Mexico, "Civil War" related letters (by Thomas Evans and others), Evans family letters, "Joseph Stokes letters," Francis Stokes and Katharine E. Stokes letters, "Early letters" (Waln family, Cope family, etc.)

Envelopes and addresses
(ca. 88 items)

  • Envelopes addressed to Catharine Evans, Hannah B. Evans, Thomas Evans, Francis Stokes, John Stokes, Katharine Stokes, Williams & Stokes, etc. (86 items)
  • List of addresses on Stokes - Evans - Wistar letters (2 copies of 2 p. typed list)

Box 6 : Photograph album and photographs | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

Stokes family photograph album

  • Album (8" x 9" x 3")

Stokes family photograph album

  • "Inventory of family photograph album" [3 pp., typed list]

Photograph of Edith W. Stokes, Eleanor T. Evans
(3 items)

  • Tintype of 3 people id. as Edith Wistar Stokes (b. 6/15/11872), Eleanor Tyson Evans (b. 1/2/1873) and unknown person
  • Copy photograph made from above tintype
  • Negative of above photograph of Edith Wistar Stokes and Eleanor Tyson Evans

Photograph of Francis Stokes, Henry W. Stokes and Joseph W. Stokes

  • Daguerreotype of above Stokes family members
  • Copy photograph made from above dag. with note on back "Francis Stokes (left seated) b. 1833 d. 1917. Henry Waln Stokes (center standing) b. 1830 d. 1855 age 25 of T.B. Joseph Waln Stokes (right seated) b. 1835 d. 1863 age 31[?] of T.B."

Photograph of John Stokes and John Stokes, Jr.

  • Daguerreotype of John Stokes (b. 1800) and son John Stokes Jr. (1845-1853)
  • Copy photograph made from above dag. with note on back "John Stokes ... with his son John Stokes, Jr. ... died 7/17/1853 just 3 days short of his 8th birthday. He died of appendicitis when he was away from home on summer vacation on a farm. Photo from daguerreotype passed from Eleanor Evans Garrett b. 1/2/1873 to Henry Warrington Stokes b. 5/1/1918 in 1949." [note: memorandum book, 1853 (of John Stokes?), mentions this death and the boys going to the farm]

Box 7 : Printed volumes and Mac disks | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

Printed volumes
(4 items)

  • Family Bible of John Stokes, 1800-1868. Also typed transcription of family births, deaths and marriages in same.
  • Hymnbook of Bullock family (inscribed "My mother's hymn book I give to Lelia T. Woodruff for a keepsake. Apr. 14, 1902 L.T. Bullock")
  • New Testament (1856) inscribed "Francis Stokes from his affectionate sister E. [W.] Cope. 3rd mo. 2nd 1858. Upon his leaving for Europe. Again taken by [T.] P.C.S. 4th mo. 28th 1869. Also taken abroad by T.P.C.S. 11/14/78"
  • "The Percy Anecdotes, original and select. by Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery Mont Benger ... Philadelphia, Published by George Bewley, 1823." [belonging to Francis Stokes]

Mac disks (3 3/4") of transcriptions of Hannah Bacon Evans diaries and Stokes - Evans - Cope collection letters:
8 disks as follows:

  • HBE diary 1858
  • HBE diary 1859-1860
  • HBE diary 1861
  • HBE diary 1862
  • HBE diary 1863 [wrapped separately and with note that disk contains a virus]
  • HBE diary 1864
  • HBE diaries 1865-1867
  • Early Evans/Stokes letters 1800's [wrapped separately with note that disk contains a virus]

Box 8 : Scrapbook and artifacts | Table of contents | Summary | Box 1 | Box 2 | Box 3 | Box 4 | Box 5 | Box 6 | Box 7 | Box 8

  • Change purses (2), leather change purse with metal clasp illus. with scullers [rowers?] and leather change purse with metal clasp
  • Chess game, portable chess game "Catlin's Imp'd. Pat. Oct. 15, 89"
  • Coin collection (15 coins) includes:
    • - Russian, 1794
    • - U.S., dime, 1903
    • - France, 5 cent, 1857
    • - Cuba, cent, 1915
    • - (2) English, penny, 1862, 1918
    • - (2) Arabic
    • - Peru (?), 1827
    • - [Centro De Americ Republ??]
    • - Swiss, 5 (cent?), 1907
    • - (2) Canada, 186[?]
    • - (2) English, halfpenny, 1903, 1912
  • Eyeglasses (Pince-nez) with red leather case stamped with name of a Phila. firm
  • Eyeglasses and leather case, labeled "Thos. Evans. No. 817 Arch St. No. 2"
  • Eyeglasses, 2 pairs of eyeglasses engraved "Thomas Evans" and "Catharine Evans"
  • Opera hat in hat box labeled "Fashionable Opera Hat ... Dunlap & Co." with note "My father's - Francis Joseph Stokes b. 1873 - Opera hat. Probably about 1895 vintage" [stored separately on shelf]
  • Pipe razor, unidentified as to owner ("The original and only genuine pipe razor, manufactured solely by Geo. Wostenholm & Son ... Sheffield, England")
  • Scrapbook with engraving of English views

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