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Manuscript Group 420
JOHN W. HARPER COLLECTION
1716-1888
(68 items)


A native of Bellefonte, John W. Harper was an avid genealogist and a descendant of Germans who came to Pennsylvania from Schoharie, New York. He collected a large number of materials pertaining to early Pennsylvania history which his heirs donated to the Pennsylvania State Archives in 1989. The collection includes both printed and handwritten taufschein (German birth certificates), surveys, deeds, patents,and other papers pertaining to Harper's ancestors and to Centre County, Pennsylvania. Also included are copies of ship's passenger lists, wills, and other genealogical materials.

**Due to the nature of the materials in the collection, the originals items are RESTRICTED. However the papers may be viewed on microfilm.**





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