MG-168. ROBERT E. PATTISON PAPERS, 1855-1904.
Papers of Robert E. Pattison (1850-1904), Philadelphia lawyer and Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, 1883-1887 and 1891-1895. Pattison was named chairman of the United States Pacific Railway Commission in 1887 and was president of the Chestnut Street National Bank in Philadelphia from 1887 to 1891.
General Correspondence, 1882-1896, 1904. Contains a letter dated May 25, 1904, to Pattison from his cousin Thomas R. Stewart. Stewart writes about the genealogy of the family and his recollection of spending time at the family home, "Union Hill," with Pattison’s grandfather. He states, "I was at his father’s after his negroes all ran away, except for one old colored man . . ."