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Manuscript Group 14
J. SIMPSON AFRICA PAPERS
1734-1891 (bulk 1772-1891)
2.5 cu. ft.



Papers concerning several generations of the Africa family, prominent in Huntingdon County and state affairs. Included also are letters, 1794-1807, and a ledger, 1795-1806, of John Cadwallader (d. 1807), a lawyer and the first postmaster of Huntingdon. J. Simpson Africa (b. 1832, d. 1900) was Secretary of Internal Affairs, 1883-1890. His papers include drafts of speeches and articles, 1855-1890, and a large volume of correspondence, 1855-1891, pertaining to politics, business, land transactions, and family affairs. Among the correspondents are James Barr, Oliver Barrett, Charles John Biddle, William Bigler, David Caldwell, John L. Dawson, Francis Wade Hughes, Charles Ingersoll, and John Scott.



DANIEL AFRICA PAPERS
MICHAEL AND ELIZABETH AFRICA PAPERS
J. SIMPSON AFRICA PAPERS
JOHN CALDWALDER PAPERS
ALEXANDER KING PAPERS


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