Catharine Franklin Sharples family papers

Catharine Franklin Wistar was born in 1768 to Caspar and Mary (Franklin) Wistar. Caspar Wistar (1740-1811), was the youngest child of Caspar and Catherine (Jansen) Wistar. In 1804 Catharine married Abraham Sharples (1748-1835) of Aston (now Thornbury), Chester County. The Wistar and Sharples famili...

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Collection: Catharine Franklin Sharples Family Papers
Collection Number: 3062
Main Author: Sharples, Catharine Franklin (1768-1824) (Creator)
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Online Access: Link to finding aid
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100 1 |a Sharples, Catharine Franklin (1768-1824)  |e creator 
245 1 |a Catharine Franklin Sharples family papers  |f 1709-1866 
300 |a 1.4 Linear feet  |f 3 boxes, 3 volumes 
520 |a Catharine Franklin Wistar was born in 1768 to Caspar and Mary (Franklin) Wistar. Caspar Wistar (1740-1811), was the youngest child of Caspar and Catherine (Jansen) Wistar. In 1804 Catharine married Abraham Sharples (1748-1835) of Aston (now Thornbury), Chester County. The Wistar and Sharples families were active in the founding and early years of Westtown School, near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Catharine and Abrahaḿs son, Caspar Wistar Sharples (1805-1865), married Elizabeth Onderdonk in 1840 and continued the family tradition of practicing law. While this collection contains papers from four generations of Wistars, the central figure is Catharine Franklin (Wistar) Sharples. Included in her own papers are many letters to and from her extended family and a wide circle of friends; a number of financial documents; and a significant collection of personal writings. A number of papers also pertain to her parents, husband, and son, and include correspondence, financial documents, and estate records. There is a small amount of material relating to the Onderdonk family, as well as miscellaneous documents belonging to Nicholas Newlin of Concord and some unattributed correspondence. 
541 1 |a Purchased; 2004 acquired 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Catharine Franklin Sharples Family Papers  |l 3062 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaid3062catherinesharples.pdf