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  • Pennsylvania Archives. Philadelphia: J. Severns & Co., 1852-1856; Harrisburg: 1874-1919., v. 25, p. 279, 287
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  • Roach, Hannah Benner (1907-1976). Bibliographical card file, ca. 1718-1795. ca. 9000 cards. (American Philosophical Society Manuscript Collection)
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  • Hall, Louise. "Artificer to Architect in America." Ph.D. Dissertation, (Radcliffe College), Harvard University, 1954.
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  • Pennsylvania Archives. Philadelphia: J. Severns & Co., 1852-1856; Harrisburg: 1874-1919., v. 16, p. 434
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  • Pennsylvania Archives. Philadelphia: J. Severns & Co., 1852-1856; Harrisburg: 1874-1919., v. 14, p. 192, 268, 503, 519, 779
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  • Pennsylvania Archives. Philadelphia: J. Severns & Co., 1852-1856; Harrisburg: 1874-1919., v. 15, p. 282
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  • Peterson, Charles E. "Library Hall," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 43 (1953): 129-147., p. 135
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  • Scharf, John Thomas & Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884., v. 1, p. 480
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  • Peterson, Charles E. "Carpenters' Hall," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 43 (1953): 96-128., p. 122
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/19/1767
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/18/1768
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 7/17/1769
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/17/1774
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 4/18/1774
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/17/1775
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/26/1776
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/18/1779
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/17/1780
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  • Minutes of The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. (Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society), 1/15/1781
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  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Philadelphia: 1877-, v. 16, p. 169-171, 1892
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  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Philadelphia: 1877-, v. 17, p. 378, 1893
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  • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Philadelphia: 1877-, v. 42, p. 319, 333, 1918
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  • Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (periodical) 1941-, v. 12, p. 27-28, 1953
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  • Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (periodical) 1941-, v. 15, p. 25, 1956
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  • Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. Philadelphia: 1895 -, v. 22, p. 26, 1961
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  • Kurjack, Dennis C. "Who Designed the 'President's House?'" Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 12 (1953): 27-28.
     
  • Peterson, Charles E. "American Notes: Benjamin Loxley and Carpenters' Hall." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 15 (1956): 23-26, but especially see p. 25 for the Rakestraw reference.
     
  • Riley, Edward M. "The Independence Hall Group," In Historic Philadelphia. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1953, p. 25, #137, 138.
     
  • Wainwright, Nicholas B. A Philadelphia Story. Philadelphia: William F. Fell Company, 1952, p. 59-60, 236.
     
  • Washington, George. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. 29, Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. Washington, D. C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1931-44, p. 250, 258 (September 1786-June 1788).
     

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Biographical Drawings, Photos, Papers, etc.

  • "Letter from George Washington to Joseph Rakestraw," In Rosenbach Collecton. Rosenbach Museum Library, Philadelphia (July 20, 1787).
     

 

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