MG-104. POTTS FAMILY PAPERS, 1704-1853.
Papers of a family prominent in Pennsylvania’s early iron industry, containing correspondence, business papers, and legal records relating to Charming Forge, Hopewell Forge, Mount Joy Forge, Colebrook Furnace, and Warwick Furnace. Notable correspondents include Stephen Chambers, Robert Coleman, Curtis Grubb, Edward Lewis, Richard Sheldon, and Jasper Yeates.
General Correspondence, 1772-1852. Letter dated March 30, 1738, from Jasper Yeates, Esquire, to Odwin Burd, Esquire, refers to the "work of slaves to be delivered in May."
Accounts, 1732-1845 and undated. An account page for Mount Joy Forge, dated March 1762, of Thomas Potts and Company, states: "Negros Stephen’s Team: 80 lb.; Negros Pomp Hector & Dobb: 300 lbs.; Slaves: 15 lbs."