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Archives related to: Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858

titleCorrespondence, 1850-1860.
repositoryDartmouth College
collection titleCollection of letters from various correspondents, among them Lady Jane Franklin, Thomas B. Macaulay, John Kintzing Kane, C.R. Weld, etc., relating to the preparation of his book, Voyage of the Prince Albert, or acknowledging gift copies. Includes 2 letters from the personal secretary of Prince Albert Stating that he cannot encourage any further efforts in search of the lost Franklin Arctic expedition.
extent31 items ; 18 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
updated09/12/2019 15:29:36
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titleMusical Fund Society Records, 1820-1994.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleCorrespondence and business records of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia contain minutes of its earliest meetings; the membership, repertoire, and organization of its orchestra and chorus; information regarding financial relief afforded to its professional members and their families; programs and other materials related to the history of Musical Fund Hall (1848-1982); committee files; financial records; photographs of portraits painted by John Clarendon Darley, Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Charles Willson Peale, and others; and administrative records for the Musical Fund Society Foundation, a separate corporation formed in 1983.

Also includes a portion of the Newland/Zeuner Collection comprised primarily of sheet music and scores, but also the account book, dated 1834-1868, of William A. Newland who purchased the music collection of composer Charles Zeuner in 1850.

Also includes the will and other materials related to the estate of Gilbert Raynolds Combs (d. 1934), founder of the Combs Broad Street Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia (later Combs College of Music), and a past president of the Musical Fund Society.

Includes 2 drawings by Frank H. Taylor, these were not part of the Musical Fund Society Records donated by the Society. One item is a drawing of Musical Fund Hall, n.d. [ca, 1880-1890s]; the second is a street scene in Philadelphia, looking south on the 300 block of Chestnut Street, 1924; both are in oversize drawer 10.

Biography/History:
The Musical Fund Society was founded in 1820 in Philadelphia by John K. Kane, Dr. Robert M. Patterson, Dr. William P. DeWees, and a number of noted professional musicians, including composer and conductor, Benjamin Carr. It had two purposes: "the relief of decayed musicians and their families, and the cultivation of skill and diffusion of taste in music." From 1824 to 1924 the Society owned and occupied Musical Fund Hall, where it produced musical concerts as well as rented the space to other organizations. In its history it developed a large music library and sponsored several world-wide music competitions for composers; the winner in 1928 was Béla Bartók for his Third String Quartet.

Related Collections:
See also Musical Fund Society Supplementary Records, Ms. Coll. 513, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 90
extent126 boxes.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Business Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
finding aidRegister and container list available from Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
acquisition informationGift of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, 1991 (additional donations from 1993-1997 and transfer of records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2004).
updated11/12/2014 11:29:57
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titlePapers, 1827-1914.
repositoryDartmouth College
collection titleIn: Margaret Elder Dow Papers.

Correspondence (some copies) relating to political matters, the Arctic explorations of his son, Elisha Kent Kane, the Kane rescue mission of 1854-1855, and the death of Elisha Kent Kane.

Note(s): Holographs, signed; holographs, signed (photocopies); mss. in clerical hand, signed; printed matter./ Includes letters of Jane D.L. Kane, Thomas Leiper Kane, and John Kintzing Kane, Jr.; and legal document of Kane's father, Elisha Kane (1827)./ Forms part of the Margaret Elder Dow collection.
extent1 box (ca. 50 items) ; 27 x 32 x 7 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
acquisition informationForms part of the Margaret Elder Dow collection.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:57
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titleJohn Kintzing Kane Papers, [ca. 1800]-1892.
repositoryAmerican Philosophical Society
collection titleThis collection includes letters, account books, commonplace books, legal papers, etc., concerning Kane's career as a lawyer and politician. There is much professional correspondence, as well as a lot of family material, especially concerning his son, Elisha Kent Kane. The letters with George Mifflin Dallas and Francis R. Shunk are especially rich for Pennsylvania politics. There is also much concerning support for Alexander Dallas Bache's service in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Material on the Indian Rights Association concerns Francis Fisher Kane's trip with Frank M. Ritter in 1892 to the site of the proposed removal of the Ute Indians from their southern Colorado reservation to Utah.

Bio/History:
John Kintzing Kane was a Philadelphia lawyer and Pennsylvania politician. He was Judge of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, 1846-1854.
extentca. 5000 items (9 linear ft.)
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers Business Papers Personal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.amphilsoc.org/library
finding aidTable of contents (22 p.) available in the repository
acquisition informationDeposited by Mrs. Joseph C. Aub, Dr. Oliver Cope, Thomas Pym Cope, and Mrs. Thomas P. Hazard, 1967; presented, 1970.
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titleJohn Kintzing Kane and Robert Patterson Kane Legal papers, 1824-1919
repositoryAmerican Philosophical Society
collection titleThis is a collection of father and son's legal briefs, correspondence, etc. relating to numerous and varied cases in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. For example, there is information on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, the Delaware breakwater, various ships, as well as the controversy with Margaret Fox. There is even material on Thomas Sully vs. the Saint George Society, concerning a portrait by Sully of Queen Victoria.

Bio/History:
John Kintzing Kane was a Philadelphia lawyer and Pennsylvania politician. He was Judge of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, 1846-1854. His son, Robert Patterson Kane, was also a lawyer.
extent5 linear ft.
formatsLegal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.amphilsoc.org/library
finding aidTable of contents (11 p.) available in the repository
acquisition informationDeposited by Mrs. Joseph C. Aub, Dr. Oliver Cope, Thomas Pym Cope, and Mrs. Thomas P. Hazard, 1967; presented, 1970
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titleElisha Kent Kane Papers, 1830s-1860s.
repositoryAmerican Philosophical Society
collection titleThis collection contains many types of material:
correspondence; letterbook; sketches of arctic and other scenes (there are many sketches scattered throughout the numerous bound volumes); notebooks of polar exploration; medical notebooks; journals of trips to North Carolina, Philippines, Africa, Asia Minor, Egypt, Mexico; logbooks; lectures; lecture notebooks on medicine, geology, mineralogy, geometry, etc.; medical notebook; and a journal kept while a resident physician at Blockley Hospital, Philadelphia.

There is much miscellaneous material concerning his arctic explorations (notes, copies of journal entries, drafts of material unpublished and published, lists of material and books, bills and receipts, etc.). The correspondence is concentrated in the 1840s and 1850s when he began his worldwide travels; much relates to his arctic voyages in search of Sir John Franklin in the 1850s. There is considerable correspondence with Margaret Fox and with others relating to Kane's relationship with her and the later controversy.
There are numerous letters (ca. 150) expressing condolences on his death. These and letters dated post-1857 are to family members.

Notes:
Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer.
extent7 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Sketches Notebooks Journals Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.amphilsoc.org/library
finding aidTable of contents (20 p.) available in the repository.
acquisition informationDeposited by Mrs. Joseph C. Aub, Dr. Oliver Cope, Thomas Pym Cope, and Mrs. Thomas P. Hazard, 1967; presented, 1970.
updated08/25/2017 14:24:39
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titlePapers of Samuel Francis Du Pont, 1806-1865
repositoryHagley Museum and Library
collection titleSamuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) was a career naval officer who commanded the South Atlantic Squadron for the Union during the Civil War. His papers include personal and naval correspondence and journals describing his voyages.
extent50 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Personal Papers Journals
accessCopyright restrictions may apply.
record sourcehttp://www.hagley.lib.de.us/catalog.html
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationGift of Henry Francis du Pont Found In: Winterthur Manuscripts
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titleKane Family Papers, 1802-1911.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center
collection titleChiefly contains letters to Bessie Kane Shields from various family members (1843-1866); also memorabilia of Elisha Kent Kane and a family receipt book (1802-1830).

Biography/History:
The John Kintzing Kane family of Philadelphia, Pa. John Kintzing Kane(1795-1858): judge, U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania, (1846-1858). Elish Kent Kane (1820-1857): M.D., U. of Pennsylvania,(1842); naval surgeon,first Grinnell Artic Expedition; commanded the second, (1853-1855); pioneer of the American route to North Pole. John Kintzing Kane, Jr., (1833-1886): student, U. of Pennsylvania, (1853-n.g.); Jefferson Medical College, (1855); physician; surgeon, U.S. Army, 1861-1864. Other family members include: Bessie Kane Shields, Jane Duval Leiper Kane, E.D. Kane, Mabel E. Kane, Charles W. Kane.

Location: University Archives, 215-898-7024 (non-circulating)
Call Number: UPT 50 K916

Other Contributors: Kane, John Kintzing, 1795-1858.
Kane, John Kintzing, Jr., 1833-1886.
Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857.
Shields, Bessie Kane.
Kane, Jane Leiper (Jane Duval Leiper).
Kane, E.D.
Kane, Mabel E.
Shields, Charles W.
extent0.5 cu. ft.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Financial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleLetter, 1854.
repositoryUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleArchival/Manuscript Material

Contained in: Hugenschmidt Autograph Collection. Folder 113.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. 622
extent1 item (1 leaf).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
acquisition informationContained in: Hugenschmidt Autograph Collection. Folder 113.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleJohn Kintzing Kane Papers, 1826-1860.
repositoryThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania
collection titleMiscellaneous papers, 1853-1860, of Elisha Kent Kane, naval surgeon, explorer, and son of John Kintzing Kane, includes correspondence relating the Second Grinnell Expedition to the Artic in 1853 under Kane’s command, condolence letters upon his death in 1857, and a small amount of correspondence concerning the establishment of Kane Lodge and an effort to finance a small monument to Kane.

These papers are mostly petitions and letters directed to Kane in 1845 recommending candidates for deputy attorney offices. There is some personal and family correspondence and letters of condolence to his family written after Kane’s death in 1858.

Biographical Sketch:
John Kintzing Kane was appointed Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 1845, a position he resigned in 1846 to serve until his death as a U. S. District Court Judge for eastern Pennsylvania.

Call Number: (PHi)1851

Location:
Closed Stacks (call slip needed)

Collection no.1851 at HSP.
extentca. 1200 items.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Financial Records
record sourcehttp://discover.hsp.org/
finding aidChronologically arranged.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07
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titleHenry C. Dubois collection, 1776-1927.
repositoryThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania
collection titleThe collection includes miscellaneous correspondence and documents pertaining to several generations of the Patterson, Ewing, Cowell, and DuBois family, as well as a published family history, genealogical notes, and photographs.

Biographical Sketch:
Henry C. DuBois (b. 1880), was the second son born to William L. DuBois and Mary (Cowell) DuBois. On his father’s side, Henry was descended from Louis DuBois, a French Huguenot who immigrated to America in approximately 1660, and Robert Patterson (1743-1824), the Irish-born Revolutionary War hero and distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Henry became the steward of a small cache of family history and papers, some of which date to the Revolutionary War.

Call Number: (PHi)1184

Location: Closed Stacks (call slip needed)

extent1 box, 2 vols.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Photographs
record linkhttp://www.hsp.org/files/findingaid1184dubois.pdf
record sourcehttp://discover.hsp.org/
finding aidFinding aid available.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07
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