McAllister family papers

Papers, 1788-1891, consisting chiefly of family letters of the Young and McAllister families, including the correspondence of John McAllister, Jr. (1786-1877), Eliza Melville Young McCallister (1790-1853), John Allister McAllister (b. 1822), Sarah Allister McAllister Grant ( 1819-1870), Wardale Gask...

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Main Author: McAllister family (Creator)
Collection:McAllister Family Papers
Collection Number:2139
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 3.4 Linear feet 8 boxes
Summary: Papers, 1788-1891, consisting chiefly of family letters of the Young and McAllister families, including the correspondence of John McAllister, Jr. (1786-1877), Eliza Melville Young McCallister (1790-1853), John Allister McAllister (b. 1822), Sarah Allister McAllister Grant ( 1819-1870), Wardale Gaskell McAllister (1829-1874), William Young McAllister ( b. 1812) and Agnes Young Craig (1785-1866). These letters are historically significant because they highlight topics such as Civil War hospitals, family matters such as sickness and indebtedness, travel, weather, religion, household tasks. In particular, they discuss the travels of Agnes and William Young McAllister in Europe and the career of Dr. Anna Mitchell McAllister (1849-1922), one of the earliest women physicians in Philadelphia. The collection includes a notebook of hers from the Women's Medical College of Philadelphia. The collection also includes several groups of estate papers, including the estates of James Conchy (died c. 1812), William Young (1755-1829?), John McAllister, Jr. (1786-1877) and his wife, Elizabeth Melville Young McAllister (1790-1853); family history notes, receipts, financial and real estate papers relating to the Rockland Manufacturing Company (1825, 1854) and the Lehigh Crane Iron Company (1848-1862).