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Eastwick Collection, 1767-1903.

Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This collection includes letters, diaries, notebooks, and early photographs, relating primarily to the Wister family of Germantown and Philadelphia. Much of the correspondence concerns domestic news and consists of letters from or to Sarah Wister. These include interesting observations on Germantown and Philadelphia society from other families as well, such as the Bayntons and Bullocks. There are numerous letters
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Genre/Form: Daybooks
Diaries
Notebooks
Photoprints
Poems
Named Person: Bayntun family.; Bullock family.; William Darlington; Jesse Lukens; John Lukens; Casper Wister; Charles Jones Wister, Sr.; Charles Jones Wister, Jr.; Daniel Wister; Elizabeth Wister; Hannah Wister; John Wister; Owen Jones Wister; Sarah Wister; Wistar family.
Document Type: Archival Material
OCLC Number: 122464741
Notes: The Wister family of Philadelphia is related to the Wistar family of the same city through the brothers Caspar (1696-1752) and John Wüster (1708-1789), the former taking "Wistar" and the latter, "Wister." See John W. Jordan, "Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania" (NY: Lewis Publishing Co., 1911).
Description: ca. 1500 items (2 linear ft.).

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This collection includes letters, diaries, notebooks, and early photographs, relating primarily to the Wister family of Germantown and Philadelphia. Much of the correspondence concerns domestic news and consists of letters from or to Sarah Wister. These include interesting observations on Germantown and Philadelphia society from other families as well, such as the Bayntons and Bullocks. There are numerous letters from various Wisters, including Casper, Charles Jones, Elizabeth (including a journal of a trip to Bristol, 1783), Hannah, John, Owen Jones, and others. There is also poetry by Sarah.

The diaries, or bound volumes, in this collection include those by Charles J. Wister, Sr. (a bee book, 1824-1828; diary and farm notes, 1806-1865; diary of trips to Pittsburg, 1812, and to Niagara Falls, 1815). There are also diaries by his son Charles J. Wister, Jr. (1841-1865, 6 v.; the 1841 volume includes notes on daguerreotypes, and there is an interesting record of New Year's Eve celebrations, 1852-1903). Other bound volumes include a garden book by Daniel Wister, 1771-1776 (which includes a brief portion of Sarah Wister's 1778 diary); and various daybooks, diaries, etc., 1773-1779, concerning the surveying work of Jesse and John Lukens.

There is some outside correspondence in the collection, with persons like William Darlington and Benjamin Silliman.

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