Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
City, and port of entry. Situated between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, about 5 miles above their junction, and 55 in a direct line N. W. from the Atlantic, coast; although the distance from the mouth of the Delaware, following the course of the river, is 120 miles. Population in 1800, 70,287; in 1810, 96,287; in 1820, 119,325; in 1830, 167,325; in 1840, 228,691; in 1850, 409,352, including the county. The city is the seat of justice. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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  City or Town
Containing Unit

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Birthplace of
 

Ashmead, John Wayne

John Ashmead, detail
Full name
  John Wayne Ashmead

Barrett, Wilson

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Wilson Barrett

Becket, Isaac

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Isaac Becket

Boswell, James Iverson

James Iverson Boswell, detail
Full name
  James Iverson Boswell

Boswell, William Laws

William Laws Boswell, detail
Full name
  William Laws Boswell

Brackenridge, T. J.

Full name
  T. J. Brackenridge

Brock, John Penn

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Penn Brock

Brown, John Brewer

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Brewer Brown

Browne, George B.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  George B. Browne

Budd, Isaac Davis

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Isaac Davis Budd

Budd, J. D.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  J. D. Budd

Campbell, James

James Campbell, circa 1854, detail
Full name
  James Campbell

Carrigan, Charles Wesley

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Charles Wesley Carrigan

Carter, Henry B.

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Henry B. Carter

Chambers, William

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  William Chambers

Clark, John Price

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Price Clark

Clendaniel, William

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  William Clendaniel

Coxe, John Redman

John Redman Coxe, detail
Full name
  John Redman Coxe

Crooks, George Richard

George Richard Crooks, detail
Full name
  George Richard Crooks

Curtis, John Mitchell

John Mitchell Curtis, detail
Full name
  John Mitchell Curtis

Dahlgren, Charles G.

No image yet available for this man
Full name
  Charles G. Dahlgren

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard

John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, detail
Full name
  John Adolphus Dahlgren

Dallas, George Mifflin

George Mifflin Dallas, detail
Full name
  George Mifflin Dallas

Danenhower, William Weaver

Full name
  William Weaver Danenhower

Dawson, Owens

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Owens Dawson

Day, Wilson

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Wilson Day

Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, detail
Full name
  Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Donnelly, Ignatius Loyola

Ignatius Loyola Donnelly, circa 1864, detail
Full name
  Ignatius Loyola Donnelly

Emory, Robert

Robert Emory, detail
Full name
  Robert Emory

Fisher, Sidney George

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Sidney George Fisher

Forten, Robert Bridges

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Robert Bridges Forten

Garrison, Lucy McKim

No image yet available for this woman
Full name
  Lucy McKim Garrison

Gerhard, William Wood

William Wood Gerhard, detail
Full name
  William Wood Gerhard

Gibbon, John

John Gibbon, detail
Full name
  John Gibbon

Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar

Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, photograph, detail
Full name
  Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

Greble, John Trout

John Trout Greble, detail
Full name
  John Trout Greble

Green, James Sproat

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  James Sproat Green

Grimké, Charlotte Forten

Charlotte L. Forten Grimké, detail
Full name
  Charlotte Forten Grimké

Gurney, Eliza Paul Kirkbride

Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney, detail
Full name
  Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney

Haupt, Herman

Herman Haupt, detail
Full name
  Herman Haupt

Henry, Alexander

Alexander Henry, 1859, detail
Full name
  Alexander Henry

Hodgson, Francis Day

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Francis Day Hodgson

Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, detail
Full name
  Andrew Atkinson Humphreys

John A. Fauset

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John A. Fauset

Kelley, William Darrah

Willam Darrah Kelley, detail
Full name
  Willam Darrah Kelley

Leclerc, Edward Emile

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Edward Emile Leclerc

Leland, Charles Godfrey

Charles Godfrey Leland, circa 1865, detail
Full name
  George Godfrey Leland

Little, Charles Joseph

Charles Joseph Little, detail
Full name
  Charles Joseph Little

Ludwig, William Hagy

William Hagy Ludwig, detail
Full name
  William Hagy Ludwig

Malcolm, Howard

Howard Malcolm, detail
Full name
  Howard Malcolm

Mallalieu, Joseph

Joseph Mallalieu, detail
Full name
  Joseph Mallalieu

Martin, Ernest Dudley

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Ernest Dudley Martin

McCall, George Archibald

George Archibald McCall, detail
Full name
  George Archibald McCall

McClellan, George Brinton

George Brinton McClellan, detail
Full name
  George Brinton McClellan

McClintock, John

John McClintock, detail
Full name
  John McClintock

Meredith, William Morris

William Morris Meredith, circa 1849, detail
Full name
  William Morris Meredith

Middleton, George

George Middleton, detail
Full name
  George Middleton

Nebinger, Andrew

Doctor
Full name
  Dr. Andrew Nebinger

O'Neill, Charles

Charles O'Neill, detail
Full name
  Charles O'Neill

O'Neill, John

John O'Neill, detail
Full name
  John O'Neill

Patterson, James John

James Patterson, detail
Full name
  James John Patterson

Pemberton, John Clifford

John Clifford Pemberton, photograph, detail
Full name
  John Clifford Pemberton

Randall, Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson Randall, detail
Full name
  Samuel Jackson Randall

Rhoads, Samuel

Samuel Rhoads, detail
Full name
  Samuel Rhoads

Ross, Anna M.

Nurse
Full name
  Anna Maria Ross

Rush, Richard

Richard Rush, detail
Full name
  Richard Rush

Samuel Richardson

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Samuel Richardson

Scott, John Guier

John Guier Scott, detail
Full name
  John Guier Scott

Sherlock, Thomas

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Thomas Sherlock

Simpson, John W.

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John W. Simpson

Sims, John Mansfield

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Mansfield Sims

Slape, Albert H.

Albert H. Slape, detail
Full name
  Albert H. Slape

Smith, Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson Smith, detail
Full name
  Charles Ferguson Smith

Starr, John Farson

John Farson Starr, circa 1864, detail
Full name
  John Farson Starr

Stevenson, William James

William James Stevenson, detail
Full name
  William James Stevenson

Townsend, Adam Fries

Adam Fries Townsend, detail
Full name
  Adam Fries Townsend

West, Francis

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Francis West

Whitney, William Lebbeus

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  William Lebbeus Whitney

Wistar, Isaac Jones

Isaac Jones Wistar, engraving, detail
Full name
  Isaac Jones Wistar

Wood, Fernando

Fernando Wood, Brady image, detail
Full name
  Fernando Wood

Wright, John Armstrong

John Armstrong Wright, detail
Full name
  John Armstrong Wright

Zeilin, Jacob

Jacob Zeilin, detail
Full name
  Jacob Zeilin
1860 residence of
 

Grier, Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper Grier, detail
Full name
  Robert Cooper Grier

Still, William

William Still, engraving, detail
Full name
  William Still
Burial place of
 

Abercrombie, John Joseph

John Joseph Abercrombie, detail
Full name
  John Joseph Abercrombie

Birney, David Bell

David Bell Birney, detail
Full name
  David Bell Birney

Campbell, James

James Campbell, circa 1854, detail
Full name
  James Campbell

Campbell, James Hepburn

James Hepburn Campbell, detail
Full name
  John Hepburn Campbell

Cleveland, Charles Dexter

Charles Dexter Cleveland, detail
Full name
  Charles Dexter Cleveland

Craighead, Thomas

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Thomas Craighead

Dallas, George Mifflin

George Mifflin Dallas, detail
Full name
  George Mifflin Dallas

Drexell, Francis Martin

Francis Martin Drexell, self-portrait, circa 1825, detail
Full name
  Francis Martin Drexell

Durbin, John Price

John Price Durbin, detail
Full name
  John Price Durbin

Fisher, Sidney George

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Sidney George Fisher

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
04/02/1842 Spencer Fullerton Baird to William Baird, April 2, 1842
03/17/1847 New York Christian Advocate, "Dr. Durbin’s Plan to Extinguish Slavery," March 17, 1847
06/10/1847 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Abolitionism," June 10, 1847
06/12/1847 John Price Durbin to Robert Emory, June 12, 1847
12/30/1847 New York Herald, "The Fugitive Slave," December 30, 1847
09/03/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Thaddeus Stevens, September 3, 1848
01/27/1849 Boston (MA) Herald, “The Fugitive Slaves from Georgia,” January 27, 1849
01/10/1850 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "More Runaway Slaves," January 10, 1850
02/03/1851 Seth Concklin to William Still, February 3, 1851
02/18/1851 Seth Concklin to William Still, February 18, 1851
05/29/1851 Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, May 29, 1852
08/06/1851 B. McKiernon to William Still, August 6, 1851
08/16/1851 William Still to B. McKiernon, August 16, 1851
08/28/1851 William Padgett to Edward Gorsuch, August 28, 1851
09/13/1851 Boston (MA) Evening Transcript, "The Fugitive Slave Riots in Pennsylvania," September 13, 1851
09/14/1851 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "The Fugitive Slave Riot," September 14, 1851
09/23/1851 (Columbus) Ohio State Journal, "The Christiana Tragedy," September 23, 1851
09/25/1851 Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, "Freedom's Battle at Christiana," September 25, 1851
10/02/1851 Entry by Moncure Daniel Conway, October 2, 1851
03/04/1852 Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass’ Paper, “Report,” March 4, 1852
08/18/1852 Debate over the River and Harbor Bill, US Senate, August 18, 1852
01/01/1853 John Henry Hill to William Still, 1853
10/04/1853 John Henry Hill to William Still, October 4, 1853
12/29/1853 John Henry Hill to William Still, December 29, 1853
12/30/1853 Boston (MA) Liberator, “The Martyr Kauffman,” December 30, 1853
06/22/1854 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, June 22, 1854
10/03/1854 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, October 3, 1854
10/05/1854 John Atkinson to William Still, October 5, 1854
10/05/1854 W. H. Atkins to William Still, October 5, 1854
01/25/1855 J. B. Smith to William Still, January 25, 1855
02/15/1855 Sheridan Ford to William Still, February 15, 1855
04/20/1855 Louisville (KY) Journal, “Untitled,” April 20, 1855
06/28/1855 Hiram Wilson to William Still, June 28, 1855
07/25/1855 Boston (MA) Herald, "Workings of the Underground Railroad," July 25, 1855
08/01/1855 Abigail Goodwin to William Still, August 1, 1855
08/17/1855 Boston (MA) Liberator, “The Philadelphia Slave Case,” August 17, 1855
08/17/1855 S. H. Gay to William Still, August 17, 1855
09/09/1855 Abigail Goodwin to William Still, September 9, 1855
09/09/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, September 9, 1855
10/10/1855 Boston (MA) Herald, "The Fugitive Slave Case," October 10, 1855
11/10/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, November 10, 1855
11/20/1855 Memphis (TN) Appeal, "Arrest of Judge Kane," November 20, 1855
11/21/1855 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 21, 1855
11/26/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, November 26, 1855
12/19/1855 Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 19, 1855
12/26/1855 N. R. Johnston to William Still, December 26, 1855
04/03/1856 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, April 3, 1856
04/28/1856 Joseph C. Bustill to William Still, April 28, 1856
06/05/1856 James H. Forman to William Still, June 5, 1856
07/24/1856 James H. Forman to William Still, July 24, 1856
08/11/1856 Daniel Robertson to William Still, August 11, 1856
09/15/1856 Hiram Wilson to William Still, September 15, 1856
09/15/1856 John Hall to William Still, September 15, 1856
09/29/1856 Mr. N. Coryell to William Still, September 29, 1856
11/06/1856 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 6, 1856
12/18/1856 N. R. Johnston to William Still, December 18, 1856
01/02/1857 Mr. N. Coryell to William Still, January 2, 1857
01/19/1857 New York Times, "Return of a Fugitive Slave," January 19, 1857
03/23/1857 William Brinkly to William Still, March 23, 1857
04/24/1857 James Massey to Henrietta Massey, April 27, 1857
05/27/1857 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Southern Rights," May 27, 1857
07/08/1857 E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 8, 1857
07/12/1857 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, July 12, 1857
07/13/1857 E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 13, 1857
07/29/1857 New York Times, “A Fugitive Slave Excitement in Philadelphia,” July 29, 1857
09/14/1857 New York Times, “The Financial Panic,” September 14, 1857
09/19/1857 Earro Weems to William Still, September 19, 1857
10/31/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, October 31, 1857
11/06/1857 Miss G. A. Lewis to William Still, November 6, 1857
11/07/1857 Elijah Funk Pennypacker to William Still, November 7, 1857
11/07/1857 Joseph Ball to William Still, November 7, 1857
11/07/1857 New York Times, “Disturbance in Philadelphia,” November 7, 1857
11/16/1857 Samuel Pattison to L. W. Thompson, November 16, 1857
11/25/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857
11/25/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857
02/05/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, February 5, 1858
03/01/1858 Edmund Turner to William Still, March 1, 1858
04/03/1858 N. R. Johnston to William Still, April 3, 1858
07/02/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Hot Weather," July 2, 1858
07/11/1858 Ezra L. Stevens to William Still, July 11, 1858
07/19/1858 George Ballard to William Still, July 19, 1858
08/29/1858 St. Louis (MO) Republican, “Let the Jubilee be General,” August 29, 1858
09/16/1858 New York Times, “Opposition Ratification Meeting in Philadelphia,” September 16, 1858
09/20/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Puffers and Valets," September 20, 1858
10/21/1858 New York Times, “New York in an Uproar,” October 21, 1858
11/21/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still and James Miller McKim, November 21, 1858
01/04/1859 New York Times, “Arrival of Senator Douglas in Philadelphia,” January 4, 1859
01/05/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Disunion,” January 5, 1859
01/12/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
02/04/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, "Man-Hunting in Pennsylvania," February 4, 1859
02/24/1859 New York Times, “The Mint,” February 24, 1859
04/04/1859 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Slave Arrested in Harrisburgh [Harrisburg], Pa.,” April 4, 1859
04/05/1859 New York Times, “Fugitive Slave Case in Pennsylvania,” April 5, 1859
04/19/1859 New York Times, “Philadelphia Jealousy,” April 19, 1859
06/20/1859 John Hays to Charles Francis Himes, June 20, 1859
08/14/1859 New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad," August 14, 1859
08/30/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Presidential,” August 30, 1859
09/01/1859 John Scott to William Still, September 1, 1859
10/31/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Political Effect," October 31, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Tenderly Sensitive," November 3, 1859
11/14/1859 Frances Watkins Harper to Mary Ann Day Brown, November 14, 1859
12/03/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Opinions of the People," December 3, 1859
12/10/1859 New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
12/21/1859 New York Times, “Practical Secession,” December 21, 1859
12/22/1859 New York Times, "Southern Students in New York," December 22, 1859
12/23/1859 New York Times, "The Southern Medical Students," December 23, 1859
12/26/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Medical Students,” December 26, 1859
01/02/1860 Mrs. M. Brooks to William Still, January 2, 1860
01/02/1860 New York Times, “The Southern Students,” January 2, 1860
01/05/1860 New York Herald, “The Runaway Slaves,” January 5, 1860
01/06/1860 Greensboro (NC) Patriot, "Secession of the Medical Students," January 6, 1860
01/22/1860 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Rendition of a Counterfeiter,” January 22, 1860
02/22/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
03/30/1860 Thomas L. Kane to Robert Hunter, March 30, 1860
04/05/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Fugitive Slave,” April 5, 1860
04/14/1860 Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, April 14, 1860
05/30/1860 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
06/07/1860 Boston (MA) Herald, “A Fugitive,” June 7, 1857
06/08/1860 Anna H. Richardson to William Still, June 8, 1860
07/21/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “An Insult to Labor,” July 21, 1860
07/29/1860 New York Herald, “Alleged Fugitive Slave Case in Philadelphia,” July 29, 1860
08/07/1860 New York Herald, “The Journey of the Prince of Wales,” August 7, 1860
08/30/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alexander McClure, August 30, 1860
10/21/1860 New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
11/12/1860 John P. Sanderson to David Davis, November 12, 1860
11/17/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Reign of Terror in Georgia,” November 17, 1860
11/22/1860 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Bad State of Affairs,” November 22, 1860
12/21/1860 John Thompson to William Still, December 21, 1860
12/28/1860 Anna H. Richardson to William Still, December 28, 1860
01/03/1861 New York Times, “Honor to Major Anderson,” January 3, 1861
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at the Flag-raising before Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
04/20/1861 George W. Brown to John A. Andrew, April 20, 1861
04/24/1861 Andrew H. Reeder to Simon Cameron, April 24, 1861
04/27/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 27, 1861
05/12/1861 New York Herald, “Severe Measures of the Philadelphia Police,” May 12, 1861
05/16/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Help From England,” May 16, 1861
05/17/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “The Civil War in Missouri,” May 17, 1861
05/22/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Disinterested Black Republican Patriots,” May 22, 1861
08/28/1861 Amasa Converse to Abraham Lincoln, August 28, 1861
09/21/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, "Letter from Philadelphia," September 21, 1861
10/10/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Naval Expeditions and the Press,” October 10, 1861
12/29/1861 C.E. Hill to Editor, December 29, 1861
02/24/1862 Fannie W. Overton to William M. Cooper, February 24, 1862
03/01/1862 Anna M. Ross to Unknown Recipient, March 1, 1862
05/15/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Wilson, May 15, 1862
03/13/1863 N.P. Gale to William M. Cooper and C.V. Fort, March 13, 1863
06/16/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, June 16, 1863
06/16/1863 Washington (DC) National Intelligencer, “The Alarm in Pennsylvania,” June 16, 1863
06/17/1863 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Points of Present Interest,” June 17, 1863
06/26/1863 New York Times, “A Word to Pennsylvania,” June 26, 1863
06/28/1863 Henry Ginder to Mary Ginder, June 28, 1863
07/10/1863 John Keagy Stayman to Edgar Hastings, July 1863
07/17/1863 Boston (MA) Liberator, “Enlistment of Colored Troops,” July 17, 1863
12/24/1863 Philadelphia (PA) North American and United States Gazette, "Ms. Anna M. Ross," December 24, 1863
03/27/1864 Stephen Minot Weld, Jr. to Stephen Minot Weld, Sr, Annapolis, Maryland, March 25, 1864
06/16/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1864
08/02/1864 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Destruction of Chambersburg,” August 2, 1864
10/01/1864 New York Times, "Philadelphia vs. New-York," October 1, 1864
04/23/1865 Entry by Emilie Davis, April 23, 1865
04/23/1865 Entry by Margaret Howell, April 23, 1865
08/29/1865 New York Times, "The City of Brotherly Love," August 29, 1865
08/31/1865 New York Times, "The Philadelphia Volunteers' Refreshment Saloons," August 31, 1865
12/04/1871 William Whipper to William Still, December 4, 1871
03/19/1880 New York Times, "A Patriot's Family in Distress," March 18, 1880

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