Guide to the Pennington Family Papers 1828-1837MG 1542

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Pennington Family Correspondence, 1829-1837

Guide to the Pennington Family Papers 1828-1837MG 1542Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz.

Guide to the Pennington Family Papers
1828-1837

MG 1542



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Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pennington Family
Title: Pennington Family Papers
Dates1828-1837
Abstract: Consists of the 19th century correspondence between members of the Pennington family, one of Newark's founding families.
Quantity: 0.06 linear feet / 4 folders
Collection Number: MG 1542

Biographical Note

The Pennington Family of New Jersey is descended from Ephraim Pennington, one of the first settlers of Newark, New Jersey, whose father, also Ephraim Pennington, immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut around 1643. James Adolphus Pennington (1814 - 1858) was the second son of James Wheeler Pennington and Lucretia Shoulders Pennington, and the grandson of William Sanford Pennington, who was Governor of New Jersey from 1813 to 1814. Frances Amelia Pennington (b. 1822) was the youngest child of James Wheeler Pennington and Lucretia Shoulders Pennington. She later married a member of the Carter family, of Newark, New Jersey. Phebe Louisa Pennington (b. 1817) was the oldest of the surviving daughters of James Wheeler Pennington and Lucretia Shoulders Pennington. She married Aaron Young, a native of Newark, New Jersey, around 1837.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of the correspondence of James Adolphus Pennington (b. 1814), as well as the letters of his sister, Frances Amelia Pennington (b. 1822), dating from 1829 to 1837. The correspondence of James Adolphus Pennington includes two letters, one of which is addressed to his aunt, Charlotte Pennington; the other letter is addressed to his sister, Phebe Louisa Pennington (b. 1817). The remainder of the collection consists of Frances Amelia Pennington's correspondence to her sister, Phebe Louisa Pennington. Also included in the papers are transcriptions and copies of the original letters.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Pennington, Frances Amelia, 1822-
Pennington, James Adolphus,1814-1858.
Pennington, Phebe Louisa, 1817-
Pennington family.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.).
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence).

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 234, William S. Pennington (1757-1826) Papers

Manuscript Group 331, William Pennington (1796-1862) Papers.

Manuscript Group 675, Pennington-Satterthwaite Family Papers.

Manuscript Group 1007, Wheeler Family (Newark, NJ) Papers.

Manuscript Group 1195, Adolphus Pennington Young (1844-1879) Journals

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1542, Pennington Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by James Coburn, January 2002.

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Container List

 

Pennington Family Correspondence, 1829-1837

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence of James Adolphus Pennington to Charlotte Pennington and to Phebe Louisa Pennington (originals)1828 Jun 20-July 4
12Correspondence of Frances Amelia Pennington to Phebe Louisa Pennington (originals)1835-1837
13Correspondence of James Adolphus Pennington to Charlotte Pennington and Phebe Louisa Pennington (transcriptions and copies). 1829 Jun 20-July 4
14Correspondence of Frances Amelia Pennington to Phebe Louisa Pennington (transcriptions and copies)1835-1837

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