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|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|
|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.).|
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.
- Bayntun family.
- Bullock family.
- Darlington, William, -- 1782-1863.
- Lukens, Jesse.
- Lukens, John, -- d. 1789.
- Wister, Casper, -- 1818-1888.
- Wister, Charles Jones, -- Sr., -- 1782-1865.
- Wister, Charles Jones, -- Jr., -- 1822-1910.
- Wister, Daniel, -- 1739-1804.
- Wister, Elizabeth, -- 1764-1812.
- Wister, Hannah, -- 1767-1827.
- Wister, John, -- 1776-1862.
- Wister, Owen Jones, -- ca. 1826-1896.
- Wister, Sarah, -- 1761-1804.
- Wistar family.
- Agriculture -- United States.
- Gardening -- United States.
- England -- Description and travel.
- Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
- Niagara Falls (N.Y.)
- Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
- Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Description and travel.