Bernardo Hoff Knight papers

B. Hoff Knight was a professional genealogist. He was also a traffic expert and the former manager of the Port of Philadelphia Ocean Traffic Bureau. The collection consists mainly of client files and research materials on various family names. Research materials include printed materials, family ch...

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Main Author: Knight, Bernardo Hoff 1889-1964 (Creator)
Collection:Bernardo Hoff Knight Papers
Collection Number:GSP067
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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520 |a B. Hoff Knight was a professional genealogist. He was also a traffic expert and the former manager of the Port of Philadelphia Ocean Traffic Bureau. The collection consists mainly of client files and research materials on various family names. Research materials include printed materials, family charts, extracts from books and records (in the New Jersey Archives, Dutch New York records and other sources), notes, clippings, and correspondence to and from Knight regarding the research. There are also transcriptions from and notes related to English parish registers for 16th through 18th centuries and a short family history titled History of the Knight Family of Byberry, PA from 1855. A small amount of material related to Knight's professional career includes two issues of The Binnacle (a publication of the Philadelphia Engineers District), copies of maps of the Delaware River and a plan of Fort Mifflin, photocopies of newspaper articles, correspondence related to the Prince Plan for railroad consolidation, 1933, and a brief in opposition to ratification of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway Treaty, 1932. There are also some Singer sewing machine advertisements depicting various Philadelphia landmarks and some photographs and postcards, mostly depicting Philadelphia and New Jersey landmarks and historical figures. 
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