Fonds Acc4228 - Horatio Mann fonds : [1820-1843]

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Horatio Mann fonds : [1820-1843]

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CA PCA Acc4228

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  • Copied 1991 (Creation)
    Mann, Horatio

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3 p. of textual records
1 reel of 35 mm microfilm

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Mann, Horatio

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Horatio Mann, merchant of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was proprietor of lot 27, Prince Edward Island in the first half of the 19th century. He made five trips to Prince Edward Island from Philadelphia to visit his lands and tenants and to confer with his agent, Joseph Pope of Bedeque. Mann died circa 1843/44 leaving his estate in trust to his wife Isabella, and, after her, his children. Pope continued to manage the estate until 1853 when he left PEI. He was succeeded by his son James Colledge who purchased the Mann property in 1856.

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The fonds consists of a microfilm copy of several letters from Charles and Richard Mann in England to their brother Horatio in Philadelphia re. family, religion and business matters, 1820-1828, Horatio Mann's journal of a vist to Prince Edward Island, 4 August to 9 October 1840, and a photocopy of Horatio Mann's will, 23 November 1843. The journal describes Mann's stay with the Popes in Bedeque including an account of the launching of the vessel "Dahlia" as well as a description of his holdings and visits with tenants. It also affords a look into the social life in Charlottetown including an account of dinner at Government House and an evening aboard the "Ringdove".

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The original documents are in the possession of the Historical Society of Philadelphia

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Permission for the reproduction of this material should be obtained from the Historical Society of Philadelphia

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See also: Acc3338/3, Journal of Horatio Mann to Prince Edward Island, 1829

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Microfilm is located in the microfilm cabinets in the Reading Room

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