Sent to Photography for digitization August 21, 2012.
Digitized from the loaned original ; Jim Doherty ; 2012
Caroline Morris Wistar Pennock (May 24, 1811-April 8, 1882) was the granddaughter of Caspar Wistar. She collected her grandfather's glass, as well as china. This catalog lists the items that she owned, much of which she inherited.
Handwritten in brown ink in a ledger book with label inside front cover "R. Magee & Son, stationers, printers, blank book and envelope manufacturers, 808 Chestnut St., Philad'a", and label inside back cover "Bank of England writing fluid, R. Magee & Son, 808 Chestnut St., Phila."
Only 54 leaves of the ledger have been used. Images of some pieces have been pasted in. Leaves 50 and 54 are in later hands, ca. 1902-1957, with leaves 51-53 missing. Some notes have been written in the margins in blue ink, dated 1950, some entries have been crossed out.
P. 31-32 from Country Life July 1, 1949 inserted at leaf 54. P. 31 is an article titled "The tallboy" by Margaret Jourdain, and p. 32 is an article titled "The centenary of Peter de Wint" by Geoffrey Harmsworth.
Four pages of sketches are inserted at leaf . They are labeled 5-8 in the upper left corners and include the following: p. 5, no. 343, Peace, plenty and independence; Washington in glory, America in tears; 10 inches high, poor order ; p. 6, no. 348, "Like the Washington in Glory on page 6, America in tears"; 3 masted ship; 9 inches high, very poor order ; p. 7, no. 349, Free Mason symbols; 9 inches high, pretty good order ; p. 8, no. 350, Peace, plenty and independence; James Madison, President of the U.S.; 8 inches, good order. The item numbers correspond to objects in the catalog. Images of these objects can also be found in the group of loose materials removed from the back of the ledger.
Loose materials removed from the back of the ledger: article by Harriet Brock Swineford from an unidentified newspaper on The Portland Vase ; a shorter article on the Portland Vase from an unidentified newspaper, with the phrase "Good Words" closing the article ; clipping of Abram French Company, Boston cut glass: p. 3, A sketch of how cut glass is made; p. 4, Strawberry and Fan pattern ; clipping of Abram French Company, Boston wares: p. 19, the famed Portland Vase, the loving-cup; p. 20, genuine Wedgwood's "Jasper" ware ; a clipping from Country Life June 24, 1949, p. 1516 on new books on American furniture, with a separate image of a press cupboard ; a receipt from Craig, Evans & Harris Inc. to Mrs. William H. Miller, for 4 framed watercolors (described on leaf 54 in the ledger) ; a half page letter dated Feb. 28, 1920 from Ruel Pardee Tolman of Washington, D.C. to Miss Caroline Miller, Media, Pa. concerning a marine painting ; 19 small images of decorated jugs ; half sheet of lined paper with a listing of select items from the ledger.