Wharton and Willing families papers

The Whartons and Willings were two merchant families of Philadelphia. Thomas Wharton was a colonial merchant whose anti-British sentiments were compromised by his Quaker pacifism. His opposition to the Revolution caused him to be sent into exile during the war. Thomas Willing was a merchant, bank...

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Main Authors: Wharton family (Creator), Willing family (Creator)
Collection:Wharton and Willing Families Papers
Collection Number:2014
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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100 3 |a Wharton family  |e creator 
245 1 |a Wharton and Willing families papers  |f 1669-1887 
300 |a 3.33 Linear feet  |f 7 boxes, 2 flat files 
520 |a The Whartons and Willings were two merchant families of Philadelphia. Thomas Wharton was a colonial merchant whose anti-British sentiments were compromised by his Quaker pacifism. His opposition to the Revolution caused him to be sent into exile during the war. Thomas Willing was a merchant, banker, legislator, and judge. The bulk of Wharton and Willing papers concern the commercial and personal business of these two merchant families of Philadelphia, but there are a few political and personal papers. The earliest material, 1669-1751, consists of deeds, indentures, wills, and other documents on the Pennsylvania lands of various Philadelphians. Thomas Wharton, Sr., papers, 1752-1782, forms the bulk of the collection. Wharton's deeds, bonds, powers of attorney, accounts, and letters touch on his commercial, legal, and philanthropic interests, and include correspondence during the exile, 1778-1778. The principals of the Willing section, 1791-1887, are Thomas Willing; Thomas Mayne Willing, merchant and banker; the merchant firm of Willing and Francis; and Charles Willing, physician. Correspondence, legal papers, and accounts relate to mercantile concerns and family business, including the William Bingham estate, Willing lands in Allegheny County, Pa., New York, and elsewhere. 
541 1 |a Gift of Frances L.B. Randolph, Ann B. Putnam, and Edward F. Beale, 1973, and purchased.; 1973 acquired 
650 7 |a Merchants--Philadelphia  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Quakers  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Wharton, Thomas  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Willing, Thomas  |2 Local sources 
700 3 |a Willing family  |e creator 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Wharton and Willing Families Papers  |l 2014