Edwin S. Stuart Papers

Collection ID: 
SPC.MSS.SP001
Date: 
1884-1937
Footage: 
40 boxes
Collecting Area: 

Collection Summary


Title
Edwin S. Stuart Papers

Dates
1884-1937

Collection ID
SPC.MSS.SP001

Creator
Stuart, Edwin S. (Edwin Sydney), 1853-1937

Quantity
40 boxes

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           
Detailed Collection Information


Biographical Note
Edwin Sydney Stuart (1853-1937) was a Philadelphia businessman and politician during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to owning and operating a successful bookstore, Stuart also served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1891 to 1995 and governor of Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1911.

Edwin Sydney Stuart was born December 28, 1853 to Hugh and Anna P. Newman Stuart. He was educated from the age of six to the age of fourteen at the Southwest Grammar School in Philadelphia. After finishing his education, he began work for Leary’s bookstore, as an errand boy or a “boy-of-all-work.” His subsequent rise to salesman and then manager during the illness of W.A. Leary, culminated in his purchasing the company following the death of Leary.

Stuart became politically active in 1880, during President James A. Garfield’s campaign. He applied for membership in the Young Republicans of Philadelphia and quickly became treasurer. Two years later, in 1882, he was elected president, a position he retained until resigning in 1891, and “beloved and respected by its thousand or more members, Mr. Stuart guided the organization through many triumphs in the National and State campaigns in which it … figured,” (Encyclopaedia, page 71). He also participated in the State League of Republican Clubs, serving as president from 1884 to 1886. In 1886, he was elected to represent the Twenty-sixth Ward in the Select Council of Philadelphia (later renamed City Council), a position he held until 1891.
It was in 1891 that he was elected Mayor of Philadelphia, not only as the youngest man in Philadelphia history to hold the office but also, with the distinction of being nominated unanimously by the Republican Party. Under his tenure, “Philadelphia made greater progress in municipal improvements … than in that of any of his predecessors, and he carried through important measures of reform against the severest opposition,” (Morris, page 32). His service was not without difficulties: he was forced to fire both the city’s treasurer, John Bardsley, for mismanaging public funds which resulted in the collapse of several banks, and the Director of Public Safety. Despite these troubles, Stuart gained respect for his “no-nonsense approach,” (PMHC). Stuart was also lauded for his work with public transportation costs; service on Girard College’s Board and the Board of City Trusts; and service as member of the Electoral College of Pennsylvania. His term as mayor ended in 1895.

Following his tenure as Mayor of Philadelphia, Stuart served as president of the Union League of Philadelphia in 1906. He also met and worked with Boise Penrose which resulted in his running for governor against Democrat Lewis Emery Jr.

Stuart was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1906, was inaugurated on January 14, 1907 and served until 1911. While serving as governor, Stuart “helped investigate and prosecute guilty parties in the case [concerning] key officials [inflating] costs for construction of the new State Capitol and in turn … bill[ing] the state for unjustified charges,” (National Governors’ Association). During his tenure, he “applied his leadership in the campaign against tuberculosis, at the time the nation’s leading cause of death, and the improvement of the state’s common school system,” (PHMC). Stuart’s efforts as governor resulted in the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Farm Show and expansion and regulation of highways, railroads and communication lines in the state.

Following his tenure as governor, Stuart declined continued activity in politics, but remained an active citizen. In addition to running his bookstore, Stuart served as president of Philadelphia Board of City Trusts, on the board of, and later deputy governor of, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, as president of the Union League of Philadelphia, and as a member of the Pennsylvania Society of New York. Stuart died on March 21, 1937.

Bibliography:

Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Biography of Pennsylvania, Volume III. New York: Atlantic Publishing & Engraving Co., 1898.

Morris, Charles, editor. Men of the Century, an Historical Work: Giving Portraits and Sketches of Eminent Citizens of the United States. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1896.

National Governors’ Association, (http://tinyurl.com/yfhdkuo), accessed May 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/1879-1951/4284/...), accessed May 20, 2011

Description of Collection
The Edwin S. Stuart papers, as received by Temple University, reflect a portion of the files from the Stuart/Emmons family and material stored at Leary & Co. prior to the closing of the firm in 1969. The records date from 1884 to 1937, and reflect both the archives of the Leary firm and the political and social activities of Governor Stuart. His papers document a variety of personal activities and social functions as well as his work with Girard College and the Union League. While the papers do document some of his political functions in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, this collection does not contain his formal political office files.

The vast majority of the collection consists of correspondence, however, there are also speeches, personal finances, articles regarding Stuart and photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 12 series as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1929
Series 2: Adjudication of Edwin S. Stuart’s estate filed in Orphan’s Court, 1937
Series 3: Speeches, 1909-1920
Series 4: Published Writings, 1894-1919
Series 5: Estate of Letitia M. Thompson, undated
Series 5: Girard College, 1916, undated
Series 6: Personal Finances, 1888-1937
Series 7: Articles about Stuart, 1905-1937
Series 8: Artifacts, 1887-1915
Series 9: Ledgers, 1901-1924
Series 10: Photographs of Stuart, 1906-1915
Series 11: Photographs of Others, 1908-1913
Series 12: Stuart Portraits, Prints, and Drawings, undated


Patron Information


Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1610521~S30

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information
The Edwin S. Stuart Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds literary rights only for material created by university employees and to material given to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number],Edwin S. Stuart Papers, SPC.MSS.SP001, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material
Leary & Company Archives (Leary's Bookstore), 1840s-1969, SPC.MSS.PP003. Special Collections Research Center, Temple University.
 

Administrative Information


Acquisition Information
Gift of W. Stuart Emmons, July 1976.

Processing Information
Finding aid prepared by Carleton Schwager. The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project. Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

           
Index Terms


The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Stuart, Edwin S. (Edwin Sydney), 1853-1937

Corporate Names:
Girard College.
Leary’s Book Store
Pennsylvania. Governor (1907-1911 : Stuart)
Philadelphia (Pa.). Mayor
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Subjects:
Booksellers and bookselling
Politicians

Places:
Pennsylvania--Politics and government--1865-1950
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Politics and government

Material Types:
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Photographs.
Speeches.


Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1929


Boxes 3 and 4 correspondence pertaining to the Young Republicans Club and requests for help from persons seeking employment; papers relating to the Constitutional Centennial Committee activities, including an invitation to a reception for President Cleveland at the American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1877 September 16 (box 3, folder 2); programs and related material for a dinner for President Cleveland given by the Hibernian Society, in a celebration of the Constitutional Centennial (box 3, folder 3); ticket for the Christmas Fair to raise money to build the Baptist Temple at Broad and Berks Streets (box 3, folder 3); and notification of election to membership in Clover Club (box 3, folder 2). Box 5 contains receipts and correspondence pertaining exclusively to Republican activities, including “Proceedings of Convention of Republican League of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, April 26, 1888.” A-Z, 1888. Boxes 6 and 7 contain a letter from John Baird describing his scale model of the Centennial Exhibition (box 6, folder 1); papers on proposed railroad “Beltway” along Philadelphia’s waterfront. Boxes 8, 9, and 10 contain material on the Asphalt Block Company and the American Defense Association (box 8, folder 1); letter from Dr. S. Solis-Cohen (box 8, folder 3); the opening and dedication program for Bethel A.M.E. Church, 6th St. below Pine, 1890 October 26; correspondence with and about the Honorable Henry H. Bingham, United States Representative; letter from father of namesake, Edwin Stuart Steinler, thanking Stuart for gift 1890 December 27. Box 12 contains mostly bills and receipts, including bill for the funeral expenses of Stuart’s Mother (folder 1); letter from Stuart to Isaac Bedichimer, February 5, 1891, declining an invitation to the Shekinah Lodge; (MSS 2553, not part of Emmon’s gift).

Box 13 contains an ornate Christmas Card, a fine example of engraving, from Postmaster Thomas L. Hicks and officers and employees of the Post Office of Philadelphia (folder 8); correspondence with Moses King over captions for photograph of Leary’s Book Store in: King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians (copy in Templana 115 Lxl005] (folder 10); holograph letter from Alfred Otherian [sp?], Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Consulate, Philadelphia, reminding Stuart of dinner invitation in Atlantic City to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his Imperial Majesty, The Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary (folder 13); correspondence and ticket for Republican National Convention, June 19, 1900 (folder 15); holograph letter of thanks for wedding gift from a cousin in Cementon, Pennsylvania, whose name is also Edwin S. Stuart (folder 16); several mentions throughout correspondence of an accident Stuart suffered in February; holograph letter from Stuart’s brother Will and Will’s wife, Mary, concerning trip to the American Library Association meetings in Montreal that Stuart financed for them, and a brochure of the meetings (folder 16); Union League material, including engraved invitation to reception at The League for Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and the notice of Stuart’s election to the Board of Directors (folder 18). Box 14 includes references throughout correspondence during 1904 to Stuart being “critically ill”; invitation from Governor of Pennsylvania to meet the President of the United States at a luncheon, 1906 October 4, Harrisburg (folder 21). Receipts in box 15 are mostly for household purchases of food, goods and services; some receipts for personal purchases such as clothing and gifts.

Box 16 includes programs for dinner honoring Stuart at the Pennsylvania Society, 1907 December 7 (folder 1); correspondence relating to the Pennsylvania School Codes (folder 12); statement of personal expenditures from 1907 January 15 to 1911 June 30 (folder 14); list of contents of scrapbooks consisting of leaflets 52-812, 1907 April 5 to 1911 January 4; remainder of material consists largely of personal receipts including bill for funeral expenses for sister, Cornelia A. Stuart, who died on October 25, 1911 (folder 14). Box 17 contains an invitation from Republican Club of New York to subscribe to dinner at Waldorf Astoria for President William Howard Taft, 1913 January 4 (folder 18); thank-you note from namesake, E.S. Stuart Rains, for attending his confirmation in Keneseth Israel Temple and for sending gift; order for tombstone for sister, Cornelia A. Stuart (folder 7); and some letters of sympathy on her death throughout year (also in folder 20). Box 18 contains an invitation to participate, with the President of the United States and his cabinet, at the inauguration of the National American Indian Memorial in New York Harbor, 1913 February 22 (folder 10). Box 19 includes extensive correspondence on Pennsylvania Society matters during Stuart's presidency of the Pennsylvania Society in 1914 (folder 9). Box 20 includes a letter to Stuart from Russell Conwell, 1916 January 7 (folder 2). Box 21 contains letters from H. Arthur Diggert, Vice president and treasurer of Heyl Dairy Equipment Company, 1917 April 30, urging Stuart to consider investing in the “paper milk bottle idea” (folder 4). In box 22, notices of deaths of Girard College boys from influenza epidemic (box 22, folder 5) and in box 23, material on Liberty Loans and letters from service men throughout correspondence in 1918.

In box 24, correspondence with Nicholas Murray Butler concerning publicity for Butler’s “Philadelphia address,” correspondence from Mary Louise Bok concerning Settlement Music School and correspondence from nephew (?) Charles in camp in Maine (folder 2); and extensive correspondence and related materials on Girard College, including alumni yearbook, 1919 (folder 7). In box 25, letter from James Mott Hallowell, great grandson of Lucretia Mott (folder 1). In box 26, correspondence concerning activities of the Poor Richard’s Club and the Pennsylvania Society. In box 27, copy of letter from Governor Calvin Coolidge to Governor William C. Sproul stating regrets that he cannot come to Philadelphia for Union League reception (folder 1); appointment to Mayor Smith’s official committee to welcome the King and Queen of Belgium, and invitation to reception (folder 1); invitation from Mayor Smith to meet General Pershing (folder 1); invitation to committee to entertain Cardinal Mercier of Belgium (folder 1); correspondence with the Bishop of Bethlehem, Ethelbert Talbot, on Girard Estate Matter concerning the Diocese of Bethlehem (folder 2); letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Charlemagne Tower (folder 2); invitation to inauguration of Governor Sproul (folder 1); invitation to Rodman Wanamaker’s reception for the Prince of Wales in New York (folder 5); invitation from John Wanamaker “at the request of the musicians of Philadelphia. . . in association with the Philadelphia Orchestra. . .“ for a hearing of the great organ at the Wanamaker Store (folder 5); correspondence with Joseph P. Tumulty, Secretary to President Wilson, and William Potter of the Union League, concerning a rumor that President Wilson refused to sit at the same table with Theodore Roosevelt at a Union League dinner. (Copies of correspondence sent to Woodrow Wilson Papers, Princeton University Library.). Box 29 contains an invitation to Union League Dinner 1927 November 17, honoring President Calvin Coolidge (folder 1); power of attorney, Edwin S. Stuart to William H. Stuart and Katherine Leckler (folder 3).


1               1               Deeds to lot in Monument Cemetery and deed, 1886 April 13, to South 9th Street (Abraham R. Perkins to Levi F. Rutter and Charles P. Perkins); letters concerning Frank Shannon, holograph and copies (See later correspondence, circa 1917, concerning pension claims for Shannon’s widow, Catherine Brown); miscellaneous correspondence, Before 1884.
1               2               Receipts and correspondence pertaining to activities of Young Republicans Club, of which Stuart was President, including the organization and outfitting of a “company”, 1884.
2               1               Correspondence pertaining to the Young Republicans Club and requests for help from persons seeking employment, A-N, 1885.
2               2               Correspondence pertaining to the Young Republicans Club and requests for help from persons seeking employment, O-Z, 1885.
3               1               A-B, 1887.
3               2               C-D, 1887.
3               3               B-H, 1887.
3               4               I-L, 1887.
3               5               M-O, 1887.
3               6               P-R, 1887.
4               1               S-T, 1887.
4               2               U-Z, 1887.
4               3               Miscellaneous papers, mostly unsigned, etc., 1887.
5               1               Receipts and correspondence pertaining exclusively to Republican activities, including “Proceedings of Convention of Republican League of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, April 26, 1888.” A-Z, 1888.
6               1               A-B, 1889.
6               2               C-D, 1889.
6               3               B-H, 1889.
6               4               J-M, 1889.
7               1               N-P, 1889.
7               2               Q-S, 1889.
7               3               T-Z, 1889.
8               1               A, 1890.
8               2               B, 1890.
8               3               C, 1890.
8               4               D, 1890.
8               5               B, 1890.
8               6               F, 1890.
8               7               G, 1890.
9               1               H-I-J, 1890.
9               2               K, 1890.
9               3               L, 1890.
9               4               M, 1890.
10               1               N, 1890.
10               2               0, 1890.
10               3               P-Q, 1890.
10               4               R, 1890.
10               5               S, 1890.
11               1               T, 1890.
11               2               U-V, 1890.
11               3               W, 1890.
11               4               X-Z, 1890.
12               1               A-Z, 1891-1892.
12               1a               MSS.2553, 1891.
12               2               A-Z, 1893.
12               3               A-Z, 1894.
12               4               A-Z, 1895.
12               5               A-Z, 1896.
12               6               A-Z, 1897.
12               7               A-Z, 1899.
13               1               A, 1900.
13               2               B, 1900.
13               3               C, 1900.
13               4               D, 1900.
13               5               E, 1900.
13               6               F, 1900.
13               7               G, 1900.
13               8               H, 1900.
13               9               I-J, 1900.
13               10               K, 1900.
13               11               L, 1900.
13               12               M, 1900.
13               13               N-0, 1900.
13               14               P-Q, 1900.
13               15               R, 1900.
13               16               S, 1900.
13               17               T, 1900.
13               18               U-V, 1900.
13               19               W, 1900.
13               20               X-Z, 1900.
14               1               1903.
14               2               A, 1904.
14               3               B, 1904.
14               4               C, 1904.
14               5               D, 1904.
14               6               E, 1904.
14               7               F, 1904.
14               8               G, 1904.
14               9               H, 1904.
14               10               I-J-K, 1904.
14               11               L, 1904.
14               12               M, 1904.
14               13               N-0, 1904.
14               14               P-Q, 1904.
14               15               R, 1904.
14               16               S, 1904.
14               17               T, 1904.
14               18               U-V-W, 1904.
14               19               X-Y-Z, 1904.
14               20               1905.
14               21               1906.
15               1               A, 1904-1906.
15               2               B, 1904-1906.
15               3               C, 1904-1906.
15               4               D, 1904-1906.
15               5               E-F-G, 1904-1906.
15               6               H-I-J, 1904-1906.
15               7               L, 1904-1906.
15               8               M-N-O, 1904-1906.
15               9               P-Q, 1904-1906.
15               10               R-S, 1904-1906.
15               11               T-U-V, 1904-1906.
15               12               W-X-Y-Z, 1904-1906.
16               1               1907.
16               2               A, 1908-1910.
16               3               B, 1908-1910.
16               4               C, 1908-1910.
16               5               D, 1908-1910.
16               6               E-F-G, 1908-1910.
16               7               H-I-J-K, 1908-1910.
16               8               L, 1908-1910.
16               9               M, 1908-1910.
16               10               N-O-P-Q, 1908-1910.
16               11               R, 1908-1910.
16               12               S, 1908-1910.
16               13               T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z, 1908-1910.
17               1               A, 1912.
17               2               B, 1912.
17               3               C, 1912.
17               4               D, 1912.
17               5               E, 1912.
17               6               F, 1912.
17               7               G, 1912.
17               8               H, 1912.
17               9               I-J, 1912.
17               10               K, 1912.
17               11               L, 1912.
17               12               M, 1912.
17               13               N-O, 1912.
17               14               P-Q, 1912.
17               15               R, 1912.
17               16               S, 1912.
17               17               T, 1912.
17               18               U-V, 1912.
17               19               W, 1912.
17               20               Y and Sympathy, 1912.
18               1               A, 1913 January-April.
18               2               B, 1913 January-April.
18               3               C, 1913 January-April.
18               4               D, 1913 January-April.
18               5               E-F, 1913 January-April.
18               6               G, 1913 January-April.
18               7               H-I-J, 1913 January-April.
18               8               K-L, 1913 January-April.
18               9               M, 1913 January-April.
18               10               N-O, 1913 January-April.
18               11               P-Q, 1913 January-April.
18               12               R, 1913 January-April.
18               13               S, 1913 January-April.
18               14               T-U-V, 1913 January-April.
18               15               W, 1913 January-April.
18               16               X-Y-Z, 1913 January-April.
19               1               A, 1914.
19               2               B, 1914.
19               3               C, 1914.
19               4               D-E-F, 1914.
19               5               G, 1914.
19               6               H-I-J, 1914.
19               7               K-L, 1914.
19               8               M-N-O, 1914.
19               9               P-Q, 1914.
19               10               R, 1914.
19               11               S, 1914.
19               12               T-U-V, 1914.
19               13               W-X-Y-Z, 1914.
20               1               A-Z, 1915.
20               2               A-Z, 1916.
21               1               A, 1917.
21               2               B, 1917.
21               3               C, 1917.
21               4               D-Z, 1917.
22               1               A-B, 1918.
22               2               C, 1918.
22               3               D-E, 1918.
22               4               F, 1918.
22               5               G, 1918.
23               1               H-K, 1918.
23               2               L-M, 1918.
23               3               Mc-O, 1918.
23               4               P-R, 1918.
23               5               S-T, 1918.
23               6               U-Z, 1918.
24               1               A, 1919.
24               2               B, 1919.
24               3               C, 1919.
24               4               D, 1919.
24               5               F, 1919.
24               6               F, 1919.
24               7               G, 1919.
25               1               H, 1919.
25               2               I, 1919.
25               3               J, 1919.
25               4               K, 1919.
25               5               L, 1919.
25               6               M, 1919.
25               7               Mc, 1919.
25               8               N, 1919.
26               1               O, 1919.
26               2               P, 1919.
26               3               R, 1919.
27               1               S, 1919.
27               2               T, 1919.
27               3               U, 1919.
27               4               V, 1919.
27               5               W, 1919.
27               6               Y, 1919.
27               7               Z, 1919.
27               8               Senders unknown, 1919.
28               1               A-Z, 1920.
28               2               A-Z, 1921.
28               3               A-Z, 1922.
28               4               A-Z, 1923.
28               5               A-Z, 1924.
28               6               A-Z, 1925.
28               7               A, 1925 December-1926.
28               8               B, 1925 December-1926.
28               9               C-D, 1925 December-1926.
28               10               F-J, 1925 December-1926.
28               11               K-M, 1925 December-1926.
28               12               N-Z, 1925 December-1926.
29               1               A-Z, 1927.
29               2               A-Z, 1928.
29               3               A-Z, 1929.


Series 2: Adjudication of Edwin S. Stuart’s estate filed in Orphan’s Court, 1937
 

30               1               A-Z, 1930-1937.


Series 3: Speeches, 1909-1920
 

31               1               Pennsylvania Chataugua Address, 1908 July 30.
31               2               Wanamaker Address, 1915 November 18.
31               3               Girard College Address, 1916 January 1.
31               4               Lafayette College Address, 1916 June 14.
31               5               Girard College Alumni Address, 1916 November 25.
31               6               Pottsville Address, 1917 February 22.
31               7               Girard College Address, 1917 May 19.
31               8               Sproul endorsement, 1917?-1918?.
31               9               Meade Post - Washington’s Birthday Dinner Speech, 1920 February 23.
31               10               Anti-Bolshevism Address, 1920?.
31               11               Girard College Addresses, undated.
31               12               Republican Convention Address, undated.
31               13               Miscellaneous notes for speeches, undated.


Series 4: Published Writings, 1894-1919

32                              “Address by Honorable Edwin S. Stuart, Mayor of Philadelphia, upon the Occasion of the Third Annual Meeting of the Trades League of Philadelphia, 1894 January 19”, 1894 January 19.

32                              The Claims of the Candidates: Philander Chase Knox.” in The North American Review May 1908. pp. 667-672, 1908 May.
32                              “Address by Edwin S. Stuart, Governor of Pennsylvania, at the Dedication of the Soldier’s Monument, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1919.” l0 pages, 1919 September 27.
32                              “Why People Should Own and Read Books.” Reprinted from The North American, December 28, 1912, for advertising brochure “How the North American, Philadelphia, is helping the book stores of Philadelphia to sell your books”, 1912 December 28.
32                              “Address, Edwin S. Stuart, President Board of Directors of City Trusts, at the Celebration of the 167th Anniversary of the Birth of Stephen Girard. Girard College Alumni May 19, 1917”, 1917 May 19.
32                              “Fourth Liberty Loan Address, Edwin S. Stuart, at a Meeting of the Representatives of the Prudential Insurance Company of America” Philadelphia, September 27, 1918.” 11 pp, 1918 September 27.
32                              “Address, Edwin S. Stuart, Memorial Day, George G. Meade Post No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, May 30, 1919.” l5 pp, 1919 May 30.


Series 5: Estate of Letitia M. Thompson, undated
 

33               1               A-L.
33               2               M-R.
33               3               S.
33               4               T-Z.
33               5               Miscellaneous Papers.


Series 5: Girard College, 1916, undated
 

34               1               Clippings, brochures, annual reports.
34               2               Address, with type-script, to Northeast Girard Alumni 1916 November 25.
34               3               Miscellaneous correspondence and legal papers.
34               4               Printer’s proof of McManter, J.B. Life and Times of Stephen Girard.


Series 6: Personal Finances, 1888-1937
 

35               1               Taxes - Federal Income, 1919, 1938.
35               2               Taxes - Property.
35               3               Insurance - Life.
35               4               Insurance - Fire.
35               5               Deeds - North West Corner, Broad and Tasker Streets.
35               6               Papers relating to lot, West side of Broad, l8ft. North of Tasker.
35               7               Papers relating to lot, West side of Broad, 36ft. North of Tasker.
35               8               Papers relating to lot, North West corner of Broad and Tasker.
35               9               Papers relating to 5481 Drexel Rd. property.
35               10               Miscellaneous financial papers.
35               11               Stuart estate. Private ledger book of Edwin S. Stuart, “Inventory and appraisement in the estate of Edwin S. Stuart, deceased” 1937 April 14, by Samuel T. Freeman and Company. 2 copies, 1888-1904.
36               1               Stuart Family - Miscellaneous material.
36               2               Edwin Forrest Home material.
36               3               Woerner, Carl W. material.
36               4               Phillips vs. Wells (and Mann) material.
36               5               Girard Water Company material.
36               6               undated.


Series 7: Articles about Stuart, 1905-1937
 

37               1               The World Today, (2 copies) cf (compare): pages 1103, 1104, 1105;  The Searchlight. cf (compare): pages 3-12, 1909 October, November.
37               2               The Arena, June, 1905. cf (compare): pages 574-575, 1905 June.
37               3               The Scrap Book. cf (compare): pages 920, 921, 922, 1907 February.
37               4               Business World. (2 copies), 1915 April 19.
37               5               "Edwin Sydney Stuart, LL.D." by Chessman A. Herrick, Ph.D., LL.D. Philadelphia, Privately printed, 1937.
37               6               Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.


Series 8: Artifacts, 1887-1915
 

38               76-1               Souvenirs, printing plates (2), medals, etc. Includes leather bound copy of University of Pennsylvania “University Day" 1908 February 22, at which Stuart received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree; charter, by-laws and membership list of Hibernian Society for 1887; leather bound commendation to Governor Stuart from the Military Committee of Philadelphia’s 225th Anniversary for having the Pennsylvania National Guard participate in the Military Parade, 1908 October 5. Medals: 1) Commemorating the Establishment of the Federal Reserve Banks in the United States of America, Chicago 1915. Bronze, 2 3/4”. Obverse bears relief portrait of unknown man and verso bears inscription “Edwin S. Stuart.” 2) “Commander in Chief” - has relief of Stuart (?) on obverse, verso blank. In Joseph K. Davison’s Sons, Philadelphia, box. 2 medals. 3) “Campaign of 1889.” Obverse bears relief of man (Harrison?). Verso bears words “Presented by the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania. J.K. Davison, Philadelphia, Pa” Leather bound vellum testimonial book, with signatures of Stuart’s “fellow citizens,” presented to him on his retirement as Mayor of Philadelphia. (Gift of George Allen, 1980 January 2).


Series 9: Ledgers, 1901-1924


39                     Four account ledgers for Estate of Letitia M. Thompson, 1901-1924.


Series 10: Photographs of Stuart, 1906-1915



40               76-1-1               Stuart with unidentified “Pilgrims” on annual excursion to Devil’s Den, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 16” x 12” (oversize, separately packaged).

40               76-1-2               Stuart with unidentified “Pilgrim” at Niagara Falls, by photograph department, Niagara River Elevator Co., Niagara Falls, New York. 6” x 8½”, 1906 February 11.
40               76-1-3               Stuart with unidentified group at laying of cornerstone of gymnasium at Linden Hall Seminary, Lititz, Pennsylvania. 6½” x 4½”, 1907 December 6.
40               7-1-4               Stuart in "the governor’s executive office. 14” x17½” (oversize, separately packaged), 1907.
40               76-l-5a-c               Stuart and unidentified, uniformed staff at Camp Alex Hayes, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Lipton Studio, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 15” x10” 3 copies (oversize, separately packaged), 1908 July 16.
40               76-1-6a-b               Stuart with Lieutenant Colonel James M. Ried, and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver S. Hershinan, Camp of Second Brigade, Somerset, Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Press, 5½” x 4½” 2 copies, 1909 July 27.
40               76-1-7               Stuart with Major General John A. Wiley and Benjamin W. Demming in front of headquarters tent, Second Brigade, Somerset, Pennsylvania. 6” x 4”, 1909 July 27.
40               76-1-8               Stuart with unidentified group inspecting a company of Second Brigade at Somerset, Pennsylvania, 1909 July 27.
40               76-1-9               Stuart - oval portrait, by Roshon. 4” x 6”, 1909.
40               76-l-l0a, 76-1-l0b               Stuart in automobile with A.J. Truitt in front of “animated flag composed of four hundred young girls of Punxsutawney, by White, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 6½” x 4½” 2 copies, 1909 August 27.
40               7-1-11               Stuart with President Taft, Governor Swanson of Virginia, Colonel Charles Hall Davis and his son, and other unidentified gentlemen, at the dedication of the monument at Fort Mahone for the Pennsylvania Soldiers of the Third Division of the Ninth Corps of the Union Army. By Norfolk Photo Supply Co., Norfolk, VA. 9” x 7½” (oversize, separately packaged), 1909 May 19.
40               76-1-12               Stuart addressing outdoor convocation at Swarthmore College, Founders Day. 9” x 7”, 1910 October 29.
40               76-1-13               Stuart addressing crowd for Home Week, Palmyra, Pennsylvania, by Harpel, Lebanon, Pennsylvania On verso, “with the compliments of Henry Houck”. 6½” x 4½”, 1910 September 8.
40               76-1-14               Stuart with Senator George T. Oliver, General Daniel E. Sickles, General Horatio B. King, A.B. Millar and General Stewart, on portico of Hotel Schenley on the occasion of the dedication of the Soldiers Memorial. 6½” x 4½”, 1910 October 11.
40               76-1-15               Stuart with Senator George T. Oliver, General Daniel E. Sickles, General Horatio B. King, A.B. Millar and General Stewart, on portico of Hotel Schenley on the occasion of the dedication of the Soldiers Memorial. 6½” x 4½” (same as above, slightly different pose), 1910.
40               76-1-16               Stuart with Mayor General Bowman and Colonel Rook Camp Gobin. 6” x 4”, 1910 August.
40               76-1-17               Stuart with unidentified group of men at dedication of Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of. Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 6” x 4½”, 1910 October 11.
40               76-1-18a, 76-1-18b, 76-1-18c, 76-1-18d               Stuart and Lt. Colonel Ezra H. Ripple, Jr. on the steps of Colonel Ripple Sr.’s home, Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4½” x 6” 4 copies, 1910 October 25.
40               76-1-20a, 76-1-20b, 76-1 - 20c, 76-l-20d, 76-l-20e               Stuart walking in Philadelphia. 4" x 9" 5 copies, circa 1915.
40               76-l-21               Similar to above, on Chestnut Street (matted with 76-1-20e). 4" x 9", circa 1915.
40               76-l-22a, 76-l-22b               Stuart portrait by Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4” x 5½” 2 copies, circa 1915.
40               76-1-23               Stuart with unidentified group dedication of new dock, ( Erie Times, Erie, Pennsylvania) of men 6½” x 4½”, circa 1907-1911.
40               76-1-24               Similar to above 5½” x 4”, undated.
40               76-1-25               Stuart portrait by Gutekunst, 8” x 9½”, undated.
40               76-1-26               Stuart portrait with unidentified child, Stuart holding ear trumpet, by Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4” x 5½”, undated.
40               76-1-27, 76-1-28, 76-1-29, 76-1-30, 76—1-31, 76-1-32, 76-1-33               Stuart “at camp” (National Guard?). Series of seven photographs of Stuart with unidentified soldiers, by the Philadelphia Inquirer approx. 7” x 6”, undated.
40               7-1-34               Stuart with five unidentified men, 17” x 7” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-35               Stuart with Miss Stuart, Mr. Mann and party on auto trip. 8½” x 8½” (oversize, separately packaged), circa 1907-1911.
40               7-1-36               Stuart with three unidentified men, 9” x 7” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-37a, 76-1-37b               Stuart on horseback, 15” x 10½”, 2 copies (76-1-37b oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-38               Stuart and unidentified man, both on horse-back, 15” x 10½” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-39               Stuart on horseback, with unidentified uniformed man on horseback, Founder’s Week parade, by Philadelphia Inquirer 13” x 10½”, undated.
40               76-1-40               Same as above, but photograph cropped to exclude unidentified man. 8” x 10”, undated.
40               76-1-41               Stuart on horseback, Founders Week parade, by Philadelphia Inquirer, 8” x 10”, undated.
40               76-1-42               Stuart portrait by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10½” x 13” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-43               Stuart portrait by Marcean, New York, 13” x 18” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-44               Stuart on steps of house with 3 unidentified young children, 9” x 15” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-73               Photograph by Hoffman Studio, Philadelphia, of a portrait of Stuart, 7” x 9”, undated.


Series 11: Photographs of Others, 1908-1913


40               76-1-46               Similar to above but bridge photographed from different angle, undated.

40               76-1-47               Portrait of Harry Alexander MacFadden, inscribed to Stuart, by Kottmann. 7” x 9”, 1910 January 18.
40               76-1-45               Photograph of a concrete bridge over Swatura Creek by Horace McFarland Co., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Given to Stuart by Mason D. Pratt, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 9½” x 7”, undated.
40               76-1-48               Photograph of Poor Richard Club Dinner, Bellevue Stratford, by Gatchel and Manning, Philadelphia. 8” x 4½”, 1910 January 10.
40               76-1-49               Administration Building, State Institution for Feeble Minded Children, Polk, Pennsylvania, 1909, by R.R. Thorne, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 8” x 6”, undated.
40               76-1-50               William Edwin Jones, son of Frank D. Jones, Hamlet, North Carolina “Family member of the F.R’s at 12th and Chestnut St., December 3, 1913” 4” x 5”, 1913 December 3.
40               76-1-51               William H. Wilson and Samuel C. Wilson, twins, 76 years old, by Collins, Monongahela, Pennsylvania 4” x 5½”, 1909 March 17.
40               76-1-52               Civil War Monument to 15th Connecticut Volunteers in unknown cemetery, by Bayard Wooten, New Bern, North Carolina. 7½” x 9½” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-53               Civil War Monument to Rhode Island volunteers, in unknown North Carolina cemetery, (Monument sculpted by William Manatt) by Bayard Wootten, New Bern, North Carolina 7½” x 9½” (oversize, separately packaged), 1908.
40               7-1-54               Civil War Monument to Massachusetts soldiers and sailors, in unknown North Carolina cemetery, by Bayard Wootten, New Bern, North Carolina, 7½” x 9½” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               7-1-55               Civil War Monument to New Jersey 9th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, in unknown North Carolina cemetery, by Bayard Wootten, New Bern, North Carolina. 7½” x 9½” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-56               Mary Martha Wiley, by D. Rosser, 10” x 13”, undated.
40               76-1-57               Edwin Stuart Leckler (infant), by Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4½” x 6”, 1908 June 26.
40               7-1-58               Parade with Liberty Bell, 10” x 13” (oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-59, 76-1-60, 76-1-61, 76-1-62, 76-1-63, 76-1-64, 7-1-65 , 76-1-66, 76-1-67, 76-1-68, 7-1-69, 7-1-70, 7-1-71, 76-1-72 14               Unidentified photographs, most portraits (7-1-65, 7-1-69, 7-1-70, 7-1-71, oversize, separately packaged), undated.
40               76-1-73               See following #76-1-44, undated.
40               76-1-74               Unidentified men moving packing boxes, 7 glass negatives, undated.


Series 12: Stuart Portraits, Prints, and Drawings, undated

40               76-1-1               Pencil sketch by G. Dean on verso of Union League program, 6” x 6”, 1909?.

40               76-1-2               Pen and ink sketch by J.F. Hart. 9” x 14”, undated.
40               76-1-3               Gravure print. 4” x 5½”, undated.
40               76-1-4               10 half-tone print 4” x 5½” 10 copies, undated.