MG 532 - Calder Family Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers of several generations of the Calder family.

The papers of Rev. James Calder include correspondence, 1852-1858; a manuscript written by Rev. Calder for the Church Advocate in 1851, titled "A Visit to a Chinese Temple at Canton;" a bill of lading for goods shipped from Foochow to New York, 1854; and Chinese papers.

The papers of William Calder include correspondence from the Pennsylvania Steel Company, 1865; a small notebook with the names of prominent Harrisburg residents who agreed to contribute to the purchase of land to be donated to the Pennsylvania Steel Company provided they locate within four miles of the city; a handwritten copy of his will, 1879; and estate papers, 1884.

The collection contains the muster-out roll of Captain Howard L. Calder, Company I, Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry, 1898.

The papers of Theodore G. Calder consist of correspondence,1898-1900, most of which concerns the authenticity of a letter in his mother's possession believed to be from President Lincoln.

Contains travel receipts from a trip abroad by Mr. & Mrs. William Calder, 1910.

Date(s): 1851-1910

Extent: 7 folders, 36 enclosures