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Collection Details


Collection Name: Albertson Family Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/albrtson.htm
Description: The Albertson Family Papers portray the personal and business affairs of Jacob Albertson, his sons, Josiah and Benjamin, and other members of their family. Jacob Albertson, 1755-1833, was originally from Cheltenham township in Pennsylvania but later settled in Plymouth Meeting. He and his wife, Mary, had six children. His land was mined for iron ore. The majority of the correspondence and documents in this collection concerns Jacob Albertson's two sons, Josiah and Benjamin. In the 1830s and 1840s, Josiah and Benjamin were involved in the lime business, mining their land as was common in the Plymouth Meeting area of Pennsylvania.
Broad Subjects: Relationships; Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Family--History; Family-owned business enterprises; Letters; Mineral industries; Mines and mineral resources; Pennsylvania; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004642