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Bonsall family papers, 1683-1916, bulk 1825-1875

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Series I: Correspondence, 1818-1901 [Bulk Dates 1824-1878]

This series, which comprises approximately half of the collection, contains correspondence by and to various members of the Bonsall and Martin families. Most of the letters were generated by or to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879) and are personal in nature, although a small number concern Bonsall's career as a conveyancer and railroad industrialist. Substantial correspondence exists between Edward H. Bonsall and his son, Joseph Bonsall (1833-1876); and between Edward H. Bonsall and John Ousley Bonsall, a distant relative living in Ireland. The collection also contains several letters written by or to Spencer Bonsall when he was a student at the Westtown School in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Martin family is represented by several letters between William Martin, Esq. (1797-1862); his wife, Sarah Ann Martin (née Smith); and their daughter, Ellen Crosby Martin, wife of Spencer Bonsall.



Box 1 Folder 1 Biddle, [Craig?] to Spencer Bonsall, 1884


Box 1 Folder 2 Bonsall, Anna to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1855

(includes correspondence by Jane M. Plummer)


Box 1 Folder 3 Bonsall, Charles, 1832-1871

(includes letter from "Laura" to Mary Bonsall)


Box 1 Folder 4 to 6 Bonsall, Edward H. (1794-1879), 1824-1876, (3 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 7 Bonsall, Edward H. (1821-1841), 1831-1836

(includes correspondence by Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879) and Henry Bonsall)


Box 1 Folder 8 Bonsall, Eleanor Crosby Martin to Santa Claus, 1901


Box 1 Folder 9 Bonsall, Henry to Spencer Bonsall, 1831-1832


Box 1 Folder 10 Bonsall, Jeremiah, 1833-1847

(includes correspondence by Lydia M. Bonsall)


Box 1 Folder 11 Bonsall, John Ousley to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1837-1870


Box 1 Folder 12 Bonsall, Joseph H., 1859-1875


Box 1 Folder 13 Bonsall, Spencer, 1833-1854


Box 1 Folder 14 Boustead, James to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 1 Folder 15 Brewster, A.W. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1876



Box 2 Folder 1 Castle, J. H. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1859


Box 2 Folder 2 Chandler, Joseph R. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1878


Box 2 Folder 3 Clark, S. J. to Ellen C. Martin, undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Cope, Marmaduke C. to Mary Ann C. Morris, 1870

(extract in the hand of Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879))


Box 2 Folder 5 [Duttan?] Samuel to Spencer Bonsall, 1832


Box 2 Folder 6 Egner, Emma C. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1876


Box 2 Folder 7 Hollinshead, Ray M. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1824


Box 2 Folder 8 Hoopes, Edward C. to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 9 Horner, Joseph P. to Joseph Hartshorne, 1836


Box 2 Folder 10 Johnson, Rowland to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 11 Kite, Thomas to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 12 Lightfoot, H. M. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1839


Box 2 Folder 13 Martin, Georgiana, [1852?]


Box 2 Folder 14 Martin, John Hill to Ellen C. Martin, 1852


Box 2 Folder 15 Martin, Sarah A., 1852-1853

(includes correspondence by William M. Martin, 1853)


Box 2 Folder 16 Martin, William, M. (1797-1862),1844-1853

(includes correspondence by Sarah A. Martin, 1853)


Box 2 Folder 17 Moynan, Harriette E. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1873


Box 2 Folder 18 Moynan, Richard to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1876


Box 2 Folder 19 Newman, Henry to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1858


Box 2 Folder 20 Pease, Jonathan, 1836-1860


Box 2 Folder 21 Plummer, Jane M., 1818-1872


Box 2 Folder 22 Price, Isaac C. to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 23 Rhodes, C. D. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1876-1877


Box 2 Folder 24 Smith, Ellen C. to William M. Smith, 1852


Box 2 Folder 25 Snider, Annie L. to Ellen C. Martin, 1854


Box 2 Folder 26 Stokes, Hannah M. to Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879), 1872


Box 2 Folder 27 Tatum, Josiah to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 28 Thompson, Joseph B. to Spencer Bonsall, 1833


Box 2 Folder 29 Warrington, Priscilla to Jane M. Plummer, 1831


Box 2 Folder 30 Wilson, Susan to Spencer Bonsall, 1831


Box 2 Folder 31 Wood, M. A. to Mary B. Hutchin, 1838


Box 2 Folder 32 Woodnutt, Preston to Spencer Bonsall, 1833