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Kelley family papers, 1681-1937

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Call No.: MS#0697
Bib ID 4078976 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kelley Family
Title Kelley family papers, 1681-1937
Physical Description 7 boxes (7 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Correspondence, documents, and photographs of the Kelley family. The members of the family most prominent in the collection are Albert Kelley, Caroline B. Kelley, Florence Kelley (1859-1932), John Bartram Kelley, Margaret Dana Kelley, Nicholas Kelley, and William Darrah Kelley (1814-1890). There are letters to William D. Kelley from Andrew Carnegie, Rutherford B. Hayes, Lajos Kossuth, Abraham Lincoln, Thaddeus Stevens, and Gideon Welles. Also, a group of twenty letters to Florence Kelley from Jane Addams, dated 1900-1931.

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The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Kelley family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Microfilm available for boxes 1-5.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-11-25 Replaced PDF with a structured finding aid containing edited and enhanced description. cml

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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Judges -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Albert J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Caroline B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, John Bartram Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Margaret Dana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Nicholas, 1885-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, William D (William Darrah), 1814-1890 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legislators -- Pennsylvania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social legislation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social settlements -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social settlements -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Family of Philadelphia, Pa. William D. Kelley served as judge of the court of common pleas in Philadelphia, 1847-1856, and as Congressman from the Fourth Pennsylvania District, 1860-1888. Florence Kelley, the daughter of William D. and Caroline Kelley, was active in the field of social legislation and was a resident at Hull House in Chicago, 1891-1899, and at the Henry Street Settlement in New York, 1899-1924.

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Series I.1: Catalogued Correspondence


Addams, Jane



Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 1p., undated


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., undated


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., undated


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 1p., undated


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Rockford, Illinois, a.l.s., 3p., July 22


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., 1900 September 16


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., 1900 December 2


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 3p., 1900 December 26


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., 1900 December 31


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 4p. (enclosure), 1901 June 30


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., 1901 July 18


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 1p. (second page of letter), 1901 August 1


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 1p., 1901 August 2


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 3p., 1901 September 7


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, a.l.s., 2p., 1903 April 5


Box 1 Addams, Jane to [Florence Kelley], Chicago, a.n.s., 1p., circa 1907 June 27


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, t.l.s., 1p., 1912 July 1


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, t.l.s., 1p., 1913 July 5


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Chicago, t.l.s., 3p., 1915 December?


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Bar Harbor, Maine, a.l.s., 1p., 1931 August 7


Box 1 Addams, Jane to Florence Kelley, Bar Harbor, Maine, a.l.s., 2p., 1931 August 15


Carnegie, Andrew


Box 1 Carnegie, Andrew to William D. Kelley, New York, ms.l.s., 2p., 1882 April 13


Cernuschi, Henry


Box 1 Cernuschi, Henry to William D. Kelley, Paris, a.l.s., 16p., 1879 November 15


Durant, Thomas Jefferson


Box 1 Durant, Thomas Jefferson to William D. Kelley, Washington, a.l.s., 2p., 1871 August 23


Giles, James


Box 1 Giles, James to John Kelley, Bridgeton, a.l.s., 1p., 1796 September 25


Hamilton, Alice


Box 1 Hamilton, Alice to [Florence B. Kelley], Chicago, a.l.s., 6p. [New York], June 5


Box 1 Hamilton, Alice to Florence B. Kelley, Hadlyme, Connecticut, a.l.s., 3p., 1930 July 22


Hayes, Rutherford B.


Box 1 Hayes, Rutherford B. to William D. Kelley, Washington, a.l.s., 1p. (with envelope), 1879 March 29


Jay, John (1817-1894)


Box 1 Jay, John to William D. Kelley, New York, a.l.s., 4p., 1864 November 21


Kellogg, Paul U.


Box 1 Kellogg, Paul U. to Margaret Kelley, New York, a.l.s., 1p., 1905 August 12


Kinney, George M.


Box 1 Kinney, George M. to Rebecca Kelley, Louisville, a.l.s., 2p., 1853 February 10


Kossuth, Lajos


Box 1 Kossuth, Lajos to William D. Kelley, Wilmington, ms.l.s., 1p., 1852 April 12


Lincoln, Abraham


Box 1 Lincoln, Abraham to William D. Kelley, Springfield, a.l.s., 1p., 1860 August 15


Levering, William H.


Box 1 Levering, William H. to Florence Kelley, Lafayette, a.l.s., 1p., 1898 December 11


Mott, Lucretia


Box 1 Mott, Lucretia to Caroline Kelley, n.p., a.l.s., 1p., 1859 July 16


Nieukirk, Cornelius


Box 1 Nieukirk, Cornelius to John Kelley, n.p., a.l.s., 1p., 1794 July 17


Roosevelt, Theodore


Box 1 Roosevelt, Theodore to Florence Kelley, New York, t.l.s., 1p., 1910 December 14


Smith, Mary R.


Box 1 Smith, Mary R. to Florence B. Kelley, New York, V.p., 11 a.l.s., 1904 January-1930 December


Stevens, Thaddeus


Box 1 Stevens, Thaddeus to William D. Kelley, Caledonia, a.l.s., 1p., 1865 June 11


Box 1 Stevens, Thaddeus to William D. Kelley, Bedford, a.l.s., 1 p., 1865 July 30


Welles, Gideon


Box 1 Welles, Gideon to William D. Kelley, Hartford, a.l.s., 4p., 1870 February 7

Series I.2: Catalogued Documents


Bonsall, Benjamin


Box 1 Bonsall, Benjamin (marriage certificate of Benjamin Bonsall and Martha Fisher, with a fair copy), Philadelphia, ms.d., 1p., 1712 November 27


Box 1 Bonsall, Benjamin (marriage certificate of Benjamin Bonsall and Mary Bartram), Darby, ms.d.s., 1p., 1755 December 17


Bonsall, Hannah


Box 1 Bonsall, Hannah "The School of Christ" (poem), n.p., a.ms.s., 2p., 1833 August 13


Frease, Philip


Box 1 Frease, Philip (commission as Captain in the militia of Salem County in New Jersey), Trenton, p.d.s., 1p., 1793 June 5


Giles, James


Box 1 Giles, James (order addressed to Major John Kelley for an inventory of personnel in the 4th Regiment) Bridgeton, a.d.s., 1p., 1794 July 28


Kelley, John


Box 1 Kelley, John (land grant of 50 acres of Salem County to John Kelley; signed by Michael and Robert Walker), Salem, New Jersey, ms.d.s., 1p., 1739 May 1


Box 1 Kelley, John (appointment as administrator of the estate of James Wright), Burlington, New Jersey, p.d.s., 1p., 1776 May 3


Box 1 Kelley, John (commission as Major in the 4th Regiment of the State of New Jersey; signed by William L. Livingston and Charles Petit), Haddonfield, New Jersey, p.d.s., 1p., 1777 May 5


Box 1 Kelley, John (article of agreement between John Kelley and John Holme to build a sawmill; signed by John Holme), Salem, New Jersey, ms.d., 1p., 1782 April 1


Box 1 Kelley, John (list of officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates in Major Kelley's battalon), n.p., a.d., 1p., circa 1794 July


Kelley family


Box 1 Kelley family records (typescript of family records made by William Darrah Kelley), t.ms., 5p., 1746-1890


Peck, Andrew


Box 1 Peck, Andrew (commission as ensign in the militia of Salem County of New Jersey), Trenton, p.d.s., 1 p., 1793 June 5


Penn, William


Box 1 Penn, William (land grant of 1250 acres of Pennsylvania to Mary Pennington), Philadelphia, ms.d.s., 1p., 1681 October 18

Series II: Family Correspondence


Kelley, Albert Bartram



Box 2 Letters to Caroline Kelley, 1882-1904


Box 2 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1883-1907


Box 2 Miscellaneous material relating to Albert Kelley, 1883-1901


Kelley, Caroline Bartram


Box 2 Letters to Anna Kelley, 1905


Box 2 Letters to Caroline Kelley, 1862-1904


Box 2 Letters to William D. Kelley, 1860-1888


Box 2 Letters to William D. Kelley, Jr., 1871-1887


Kelley, Florence Bartram


Box 2 Letters to Florence B. Kelley, 1877-1930


Box 2 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1894-1901


Box 2 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1904-1930


Box 2 Letters to Margaret Kelley, 1903-1905


Box 2 Letters to Nicholas Kelley, undated


Box 2 Letters to Caroline B. Kelley, 1876-1904


Box 2 Letters to William D. Kelley, 1884-1889


Box 2 Miscellaneous material relating to Hull House, 1899-1930


Kelley, Margaret Dana



Box 3 Letters to and from Margaret Kelley, 1894-1905


Box 3 Letters to Caroline B. Kelley, 1897-1902


Box 3 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1891-1905


Box 3 Letters to John Bartram Kelley, 1904, undated


Box 3 Letters to Margaret Dana Kelley, 1903-1905


Kelley, Nicholas


Box 3 Letters to Caroline Kelley


Box 3 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1893-1920


Box 3 Letters to John Kelley, 1935-1936


Box 3 Letters to Margaret Kelley, 1905


Box 3 Miscellaneous material by and relating to Nicholas Kelley, 1901-1932


Kelley, John Bartram



Box 4 Letters to Florence Kelley, 1897-1931


Box 4 Letters to his Grandmother, 1897-1903


Box 4 Letters to John B. Kelley, 1897-1937


Box 4 Miscellaneous letters and documents, 1901-1937


Kelley, William D.



Box 5 Documents relating to William D. Kelley, 1865-1890


Box 5 Letter to Anna C. Kelley, 1870


Box 5 Letters to Caroline B. Kelley, 1854-1889


Box 5 Letters to Caroline B. Kelley, 1871-1872


Box 5 Letters to H.S. Patterson, 1835-1837


Box 5 Letters to Florence M. Kelley, 1870-1878


Box 5 Letters to William D. Kelley, 1863-1913


Kelley, William D., Jr.


Box 5 Letters to Caroline B. Kelley, 1887-1905


Box 5 Letter to Florence Kelley, 1904


Box 5 Letters to William D. Kelley, 1867-1887


Box 5 Letters to William D. Kelley, Jr., 1887-1889



Box 6 Bonsall and Pugh Family correspondence with members of the Kelley Family, 1843-1892


Dana, Mrs. A.A.L. Dana


Box 6 Letters to Mrs. Dana, 1847-1900


Hicks, Margaret


Box 6 Letters to Margaret Hicks, 1867-1922


Box 6 Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1919, undated



Box 7 Correspondence--Miscellaneous


Box 7 Manuscripts


Box 7 Photographs


Box 7 Kelley Family


Box 7 Art Work


Box 7 Miscellaneous


Box 7 Printed Material


Box 7 Receipts


Box 7 Receipts and Accounts (2 folders)