MG 062 - Rawn Collection

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Scope and Content

Consists of daily handwritten journals by C. C. Rawn from 1831-1865 (most years)

Day books, 1830-1862

Cash book, 1832-1837

Account books, 1834-1866

Receipts books, 1834-1865

Daily journal of Charles C. Rawn, Jr. and Account of lessons, 1856

Lesson book of Charles C. Rawn, Jr., 1858

Book of handwritten philosophy lectures belonging to Charles C. Rawn, Jr., 1860 with daily journal entries by Charles C. Rawn, Sr. Aug. 30, 1863 to October 22, 1865

Receipt book of A. E. Rutherford, 1876

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1856

Correspondence (4 letters, 1832,1863,1864)

Copy of "The Philadelphia Inquirer" for Dec. 12, 1864 and note concerning the arrest and court martial of the Provost Marshal Board

Typed transcriptions of a portion of the dairies

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Background

CHARLES COTESWORTH RAWN, born in early 1800's in Washington D. C., d. 1865 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was a son of David Rawn and Elizabeth Cheyney. His father died when he was seven years of age and the family moved to Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was educated at West Chester Academy and moved to Harrisburg in 1826 to study law with his cousin, Francis R. Shunk, who later became Governor of Pennsylvania (1845-1848). He was admitted to the Dauphin County Bar in 1831 and became one of the leading criminal lawyers of his time. He married Francis Clendennin in 1833. They had seven children.

CHARLES COTESWORTH RAWN, JR. b. 1837 in Harrisburg, d. 1887 in Lancaster, was a major in the United State Army. He entered the service after his graduation from Princeton in 1861 and fought against the Indians in the west under General Custer. He married Isabel Naumann of Lancaster. He was a brother of John Calvin Rawn.

Date(s): 1831-1866

Extent: 1 carton, 4 boxes, 51 enclosures

Creator: Charles C. Rawn & Charles C. Rawn, Jr.