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Manuscript Group 125
EDWARD SHIPPEN THOMPSON COLLECTION
1684-1941 (bulk 1746-1904)
5 cu. ft.


Chiefly papers stem from succeeding generations of the Thompsons, a family which founded Thompsontown, on the lower reaches of the Juniata River, and for more than a century remained prominent in the commercial and social life of that community. Important portions of the papers, however, originated with the marriage which connected Burd, Patterson, and Shippen families. The more notable persons represented include:

BURD AND SHIPPEN FAMILIES
PATTERSON FAMILY
THOMPSON FAMILY


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