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  • Webster, Richard J., Philadelphia Preserved. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1976., p. 92
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society / Philosophical Hall

     
  • Wermeil, Sara E. The Fireproof Building: Technology and Public Safety in the Nineteenth-Century American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000., p. 167
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society / Philosophical Hall

    Architect Referenced: Wilson Brothers & Company (fl. 1876-1902)

     
  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Collection at the Library of Congress
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society (HABS PA-1464)

     
  • Wild, J. C. Panorama and Views of Philadelphia and its Vicinity.... (Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, 1838). , p. Panorama 1
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    Client/Project Name: Philosophical Hall

     
  • The Official Office Building Directory and Architectural Handbook of Philadelphia, The Commercial Publishing and Directory Co., Philadelphia, 1899, p. 732
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

     
  • National Register. (National Register Information System)
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society Hall

     
  • Teitelman, Edward, and Richard W. Longstreth. Architecture in Philadelphia: A Guide. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1974., p. 30
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  • Pennsylvania Cultural Resources Geographic Information System, a cooperative venture of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

     
  • King, Moses. Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians. New York: Blanchard Press, Isaac H. Blanchard Co., 1901., p. 15
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

     
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Cultural Resources Database
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

     
  • Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 5, n. 23, p. 337, 6/11/1890
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    Client/Project Name: (now occ. by Amer. Phil. Soc.)

    Architect Referenced: Wilson Brothers & Company (fl. 1876-1902)

     
  • Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 5, n. 33, p. 499, 8/20/1890
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

    Architect Referenced: Wilson Brothers & Company (fl. 1876-1902)

     
  • Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 6, n. 47, p. i, 11/25/1891
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    Client/Project Name: Philosophical Society of Phila.

    Architect Referenced: Wilson Brothers & Company (fl. 1876-1902)

     
  • Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 49, n. 17, p. 131, 4/25/1934
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society / Philosophical Hall

    Architect Referenced: Cret, Paul Philippe (1876 - 1945)

     
  • Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 50, n. 22, p. 106, 7/3/1935
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    Client/Project Name: American Philosophical Society

    Architect Referenced: Cret, Paul Philippe (1876 - 1945)

     
  • HABS/HAER/HALS list for Philadelphia and surrounding counties (imported November 8, 2001)
     
  • Bibliography prepared by Arthur Jones:
     
  • Lingelbach, William E., "Philosophical Hall," In Historic Philadelphia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v43, Part 1, 1953.
     
  • National Register Information System database (imported May 8, 2001).
     
  • Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (Imported).
     
  • Tatman, Sandra L., and Roger W. Moss. Biographical Dictionary of Philadelphia Architects, 1700 to 1930. Boston: ?, 1985.
     
  • Weigley, Russell F., ed. Philadelphia: A 300-Year History. New York: Norton, 1982.
     
  • Wermiel, Sara E. The Fireproof Building. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2000.
     
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  • Agreement between Paul P. Cret (Architect) and American Philosophical Society for Architectural Services. In the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. (3 January 1934).
     
  • American Philosophical Society. [Letter to Common Council: 'a strip of ground']. (23 March 1821).
     
  • Bower, Lewis Thrower. (Architect) "Renovations and Elevator Addition to Philosophical Hall," (10 drawings). In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (14 September 1998).
     
  • Bringhurst, James (Committee of the Hall). [Letter discussing glass for the American Philosophical Building]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (28 July 1789).
     
  • Bryan, Samuel (Clerk of the General Assembly). "An Act for vesting in the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge a certain lot of ground being a part of the State House Square," In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (10 September 1785).
     
  • Contract between American Philosophical Society and Charles McCaul for Alterations and Extensions to the Building. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (7 June 1890).
     
  • Cope & Stewardson. (Architects) [Letter to Dr. I. Minis Hays, responding to a request for a view on changes to the building]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (21 February 1911).
     
  • Cret, Paul P. (Architect) [Specifications No. 283, for Alterations to the Building of the American Philosophical Society, including Bulletins 1, 2 and 3, April 1934; Specifications for Extra Work in the Basement, September 14, 1934; Specifications for Extra Work in the Basement and Second Floor, June 4, 1935]. Cret Collection, at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
     
  • Cret, Paul P. (Architect) [Certificate No.10; Final Payment, May 21, 1936]. Cret Collection, in Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • "Estimate of Annual Rental of the Hall," Committee on the Hall. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (July 1841).
     
  • Levis, William. [Letter to American Philosophical Society] In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (1 May 1788).
     
  • Martin, Sydney E. "New Hall of the American Philosophical Society," In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (Memorandum of the work undertaken during the restoration of 1949, n.d.).
     
  • Martin, Sydney E. (Registered Architect) "Restorations and Alterations to the Hall of the American Philosophical Society," (Commission 676, 19 architectural drawings, 7 structural drawings, 6 mechanical and electrical drawings). In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (29 March 1948).
     
  • McClure, John. [Letter proposing work]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (17 November 1847).
     
  • Mifflin, Thomas (Speaker). "A Supplement to an Act for vesting in the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge a certain lot of ground being part of the State House Square," In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (14 August 1786).
     
  • Minutes of the Committee on the Hall, resolution relating to a Building Fund. In the American Philosophical Society Archvies. (adopted October 5, 1866).
     
  • Minutes of the Committee on the Hall, Consensus that if plans are made to remain in the present building, that the third floor should be removed. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (11 June 1934).
     
  • Minutes of the Committee on the Hall, Results of bidding for Alterations to the Hall. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (June 1890).
     
  • Mutual Assurance Policy 7616, Survey, February 26, 1875, George B. Instead, Surveyor, with amendment, November 17, 1876, George W. Wharton, Surveyor; Resurvey, October 28, 1890, Alfred Ogden, Surveyor, with amendments, January 15, 1891, September 16, 1891, and February 11, 1908, Alfred Ogden, Surveyor. In the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
     
  • Okie, R. Brognard. (Architect) [Estimate for brick wall around the south areaway]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (March 1939).
     
  • Peale, Charles Wilson. "View of several Public Buildings in Philadelphia," (Reproduced in Columbian Magazine). (January 1790).
     
  • Peale Papers. Description of Philosophical Hall and its Contents. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (13 March 1891).
     
  • Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company Policy 9233. Survey with plans of three floors. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (14 January 1871).
     
  • Philadelphia Contribution Policy 4589. Survey, January 28, 1828, John C. Evans, Surveyor. (Resurvey, January 24, 1829). In the American Philosophical Society Archives and Philadelphia Historical Commission.
     
  • Philadelphia Contribution Policy 7688, Survey and Resurvey; March 9, 1849, John C. Evans, Surveyor, with endorsement by B. M. Richards, Treasurer of the American Philosophical Society Archives; amendment, December 18, 1854, D. R. Knight, Surveyor; Resurveyor, November 4, 1890, William W. Trapier, Surveyor, with endorsement by Sergeant Price, November 19, 1890; amendment, February 7, 1908, Burton D. Blair, Surveyor. In the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
     
  • Philadelphia Contribution, Survey, 104 South 5th Street, with photograph, July 12, 1929, with notes dated July 19, 1934, September 7, 1934 and September 13, 1934. In the Archives of the Philadelphia Contributionship.
     
  • Photograph. "New District Court in Independence Square from Walnut Street," In the Independence National Historical Park. (1867). [Reproduced in Looney, Robert F., Old Philadelphia In Early Photographs 1839-1914. Dover, 1976.]
     
  • Photograph. [Set of four views of the Meeting Room] In the American Philosophical Society Archives Proceedings 22, 1885.
     
  • Photograph. [View from Southeast] In the Free Library of Philadelphia. (before 1887).
     
  • Photograph. [View from Southwest showing Philosophical Hall and the Drexel Building, ca. 1890]. In the Free Library of Philadelphia.
     
  • Photograph. [Set of three views of the Meeting Room decorated for Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1893]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives Proceedings 32. (1893).
     
  • Photograph. [Three views of the Meeting Room, after 1905]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives.
     
  • Photograph. [View of the north room, second floor, after 1905]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives.
     
  • Photograph. [View of the Library, after 1908]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives.
     
  • Photograph. [Restoration of Old City Hall: two views October 20, 1921; two views November 20, 1921; two views April 30, 1922]. Old City Hall Historic Structures Report. In the Independence National Historical Park. (February 1961).
     
  • Photograph. "The Building of the American Philosophical Society," [A view from the east arcade of State House Row, in The Independence Square Neighborhood]. In the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Archives. (1926).
     
  • Photograph. [Independence Square from Independence Building at southeast corner of 5th and Walnut Streets, March 21, 1929, CN-26610]. In the Independence National Historical Park Archives.
     
  • Photograph. [Independence Square looking northest, March 21, 1929, CN-26612]. In the Independence National Historical Park Archives.
     
  • Photograph. [Independence Square, cobblestone drive looking east, 25678]. In the Independence National Historical Park Archives. Date Unknown.
     
  • Photograph. [View from southwest, taken in 1930 by official photographer]. Department of Public Works, gift of J. L. Houston Esq., May 1932, from Scharf and Westcott, History of Philadelphia. In the Free Library of Philadelphia. v1, p. 231.
     
  • Photograph. [View of the Lecture Room]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (ca. 1936).
     
  • Photograph. [Independence Hall and the American Philosophical Society Building 1286, P.8819.12]. In the Library Company of Philadelphia. (ca. 1936).
     
  • Photograph. [Set of Survey]. Martin, Stewart & Noble Collection. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia. (ca. 1947).
     
  • Report of the Committee appointed to consider the propriety of raising an additional story to the Society's Hall. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (5 December 1823).
     
  • Settlement, City of Philadelphia vs. American Philosophical Society. District Court. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (7 March 1859).
     
  • Smith, Murphy D. Due Reverence: Antiques in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society. In the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Archives. v203, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1992).
     
  • Smith, Murphy D. "The Public Clock of the American Philosophical Society," American Philosophical Society Proceedings. v128. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (1984).
     
  • Snead & Co., Iron Works, "Proposed Arrangement for Additional Gallery Floor," Drawing No. 1059. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (20 January 1910).
     
  • Stetson, Sarah P. "The Philadelphia Sojourn of Samuel Vaughan," In Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. (October 1949).
     
  • Survey for the Restoration of Old City Hall, Independence Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Basement Plan, First Floor Plan and Second Floor Plan, March 11, 1918]. John P. B. Sinkler, City Architect, Old City Hall Historic Structures Report. In the Independence National Historical Park. (February 1961).
     
  • Vaughan, Samuel, Esq. "Erecting their Building in the State House Square 70 feet long 50 broad & 31 high," In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (21 December 1787).
     
  • Wilson Brothers & Co. [Letter to Mr. J. Sergeant Price; regarding patents for floor systems]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (1890).
     
  • Wilson Brothers & Co. [Specifications]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (1890).
     
  • Wilson Brothers & Co. [Estimate No.5 and Final, The American Philosophical Society to Charles McCaul, including Detailed Statement of Additional Work]. In the American Philosophical Society Archives. (1891).
     

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