Agreements. Financial documents. Indentures. Mortgages. Wills. Manuscripts, American -- 18th century. Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
Isaac Wayne, son of Revolutionary War general "Mad" Anthony Wayne and Margaret Penrose, was a prominent Pennsylvania lawyer and statesman, serving in the Pennsylvania State House. After serving as a colonel in the War of 1812, he was elected a member of the United States House of Representives. With his wife, Elizabeth, he had sons Charles Wayne and William Wayne. William Wayne married Hannah J. Zook, sister of Civil War general Samuel Kosciusko Zook. Isaac Wayne's nieces and nephews include Mary Atlee, William Wayne Evans, Mary Evans, Israel Vogdes, Joseph Vogdes, William Vogdes, and Anna W. Hayman, and his cousins include Sarah R. Perkins and Enoch Walker.
The collection deals primarily with the legal, financial, political, and family affairs of Isaac Wayne. Education plays a large part in the correspondence and other papers, particularly the educations of Isaac Wayne's younger relatives Charles Wayne, William Wayne Evans, and Israel Vogdes at such institutions as the West Point Military Academy and the University of Pennsylvania, and the operation of the Chester County Academy, of which Isaac Wayne was a trustee. Also common are letters dealing with portraits, papers, memoirs, and other memorabilia of Isaac Wayne's father, Anthony Wayne. Financial documents are primarily accounts and bills, in addition to many letters regarding loans. Some correspondence and other political papers relate to Isaac Wayne's tenure in Congress and to Andrew Jackson's presidential campaign. Legal papers include court documents and information about estates and wills, most notably for Isaac Wayne's son, Charles, and his mother, Margaret Penrose. Major correspondents include Thomas Biddle, John J. Brice, William H. Dillingham, William Graydon, Joseph Lewis, Charles Miner, Abraham R. Perkins, Richard Stites, Samuel Turney, Israel Vogdes, Charles Wayne, and William Wayne.
For a listing of the 394 correspondents, do the following title search: Wayne Family Papers.