Collection Title: Campbell Weir Collection

Collection Number: 213

Box Numbers: 1 – 17

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Liz Simler


Campbell Weir was born in Wilmington, DE, the younger of two sons of Henderson and Mary Campbell Weir. Weir’s family background included military adn artistic careers. Campbell himself was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, but did not accept the military commission offered. He served in World War II with the rank of major. Amon his life-long hobbies was painting in oils. 

Campbell Weir was also noteworthy for his interest in sporting and his ownership and subsequent bequest of the historic Humphry Marshall House to the Chester County Historical Society. 

Other noteworthy Weir family members include:

Robert Weir, painter and illustrator

Henry Carey Weir, Civil War soldier and officer

Other members of the Weir line are documented in this collection. See complete guide for more information. 

Collections Scope:

This collection is organized into five broad categories:

  1. Weir family background – correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material. Boxes 1 – 4.
  2. Campbell Weir – personal interests and finances, investments, military service, business dealings, 1939 – 1982. Boxes 5 – 9.
  3. Humphry Marshall House – Campbell Weir notes, printed material, blue prints, financial records, and correspondence. Boxes 10 – 12. 
  4. Photographs
  5. Miscellaneous – Books, postcards, recipe files, etc. Boxes 14 – 17. 

Related Material:

The Campbell Weir Sporting Collection is Weir’s private library of sporting books. The collection shows a special focus in fox hunting. 

Collections Contents:

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Accession number: 1982,19
Date:  May 1, 1982
This collection was acquired in 1982 by bequest of Campbell Weir, 1902-1982.  Weir was born in Wilmington, De. the younger of two sons of Henderson and Mary Campbell Weir. Weir’s family background included  military and artistic careers,  oth of which had personal interest for him. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, but did not accept the military commission offered. He served in World War II with the rank of major.  Among his life-long hobbies was painting in oils.
Weir married in 1926 Esther duPont, daughter of Lammot duPont. The couple had one child, a son, who died young. They were divorced in 1939. Weir married again in 1946 a long-time friend, Elizabeth Hume. The marriage ended in divorce in 1946. He did not marry a.gain.
Campbell Weir bequeathed his historic  stone  house  in Marshall ton, Chester Co. , Pa. with its contents to the Chester County Historical Society along with an endowment which he intended to be used to maintain the property as a historic house museum. In addition to the furniture, paintings, rugs, etc. there were family history files, photos, documents for the Henderson, Campbell and Weir ancestors, books and memorabilia reflecting his love of fox hunting and painting in oils, information on the Humphry Marshall property, and extensive files of financial data on business and personal matters.
Furnishings and decorative objects deemed not useful to CCHS’ permanent museum collections were sold at public auction held at Ludwigs Corner Fire Hall, Chester County, Pa. Nov, 17, 1984. The contemporary fiction and historical non-fiction American and English books from Campbell Weir’s personal library were sold in a book sale held at CCHS Dec. 1, 1984.
It was decided not to maintain the house as a house museum and all objects were removed from the premises, which were then rented until 1989, when it was decided by action of the CCHS board to sell the property. This decision was contested by cousins and a neighborhood interest group who brought legal action in the Chester County court to block the sale. The case was resolved and the Humphry Marshall house was sold to a private buyer in 1991,
Funds from the estate were appropriated to the library to catalog the books which were kept for the permanent collection and to process the papers and docume
Campbell Weir Papers MG 4.16
This manuscript collection was acquired in 1982 by the bequest of Campbell Weir, 1901 – 1982. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was a graduate of West Point, class of 1924, and served in the U. s. Army. Mr. Weir lived in the historic Humphry Marshall house, at Marshallton, Chester County, Pa., which he bought in 1946 and where he lived until his death. An active member of the Chester County Historical Society, he bequeathed the house, the surrounding acreage, and his personal papers and possessions to CCHS.
For ease of access the collection is organized into five broad categories:
Weir family background – correspondence, newspaper clippings printed material, scrapbooks. Boxes 1 – 4.
Campbell Weir – personal interests and finances, investments, military service, business dealings, 1939 – 1982. Boxes 5 – 9.
Humphry Marshall house – Campbell Weir notes, printed material, blue prints, financial records, and correspondence. Boxes 10 – 12.
Photographs. Box 13 and 13a (oversize).
Miscellaneous. Books, postcards, recipe files, etc. Boxes 14 – 17.
SEE ALSO Campbell Weir Sporting Collection for his private library of sporting books
Campbell Weir Papers
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Box 1: Family background–clippings, printed material, correspondence and legal documents.
File 1:
File 2:
File 3:
File 4:
File 5:
File 6:
File 7:
File 8:
File 9:
Weir genealogy, including material on Ferguson and Henderson lines – charts, notes, research data, family coat-of-arms.
Campbell genealogy – charts, research data, notes, printed material, also, Price, Tatnall, Grant, Communing, Gordon, Sharpe, Hyland, Lea, Fawcett, Hopton, Whitcomb families.
Pennock, and Price families of Chester County
– notes and clippings.
Campbell family wills – John Campbell, Mary Price Campbell and Katharine Campbell Clark.
Weir family wills – Josephine Henderson Weir, settlement of Isaac Henderson’s estate. (Alan Weir Will is in Box 1, File 16.)
Isaac Henderson, Sr. (great-grandfather) 1813-1884 – notes, printed material, will, clippings, correspondence. (Diary is in Box 2. )
Robert W. Weir (great-grandfather) 1803-1889
– printed material, correspondence,newspaper clippings, photographs of his art works.
Henry C. Weir, Colonel, U. s. Army (grandfather) 1839-1927 – clippings, biographical notes about him.
Henry C. Weir – Civil War documents, correspondence, official Army announcement of Lincoln’s death.
File 10: Isaac Henderson, Jr. (great-uncle) 1850-1909
– clippings.
Box 1: continued
File 11: Julian Alden Weir (great-uncle) 1852-1919 exhibition catalogues, correspondence, printed material and clippings.
File 12: John Ferguson Weir (great-uncle) d. 1926 – clippings.
File 13: Robert Fulton Weir (second cousin) – one clipping, n.d.
File 14: Henderson Weir (father) 1869-1917 – Obit., clippings, report cards, diplomas.
File 15: Mary Campbell Weir (mother) 1874-1971 – correspondence, printed material, document appointing her guardian of her sons, will.
File 16: Alan Weir (brother) 1902-1929 – documents, clippings, will, naval commission, diploma, correspondence re: his estate.
File 17: Miscellaneous family material – Mary C. Weir’s notes on Allen and Alexander Weir (uncles), Weir crest, discharge of Gavin B. Clark, private in U. S. Army, 1863.
Family Correspondence:
File 18: Isaac Henderson to daughter, Josephine Henderson Weir; Isaac Henderson, Jr. to Henry
Weir.File 19: Robert W. Weir to Henry C. Weir and Josephine Henderson Weir.
File 20: Henry C. Weir to Robert W. Weir (during the Civil War).
File 21: Henry C. Weir to Josephine Henderson, 1858- 1865.
File 22: Henry C. Weir to ”Dear Weir,” 1864.
File 23: Henry C. Weir to John Weir, to Johnsons, to “Mother,” 1862-1865.
File 24: Letters to Henry C. Weir from Julian A. Weir, Carrie Weir, William B. Weir, 1870s.
Box 1: continued
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File 27:
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File 36:
Letters to Henry Weir concerning the award of the Congressional Medal of Honor, 1898-1899.
Letters to Henry C. Weir from miliary colleagues, including General David McM. Gregg, 1865-1902.
Robert Weir to Governor Kemble, 1863.
Contract between H. C. Weir and Alexander Little for excavation work at Sugar Loaf, NY.
Miscellaneous Henry Weir correspondence. Isaac Henderson, Sr. to Henderson Weir.
General Thomas Seymour to Henderson Weir, 1890s.
Henderson Weir to Julie Weir (Henderson Weir’s sister, C. w.•s aunt).
Henderson Weir to Mother.
Henderson Weir to father, 1870s and 1890s, one letter from H. C. Weir to Henderson, 1873.
Henderson Weir to father, 1898-1912.
Julie Weir to her parents (Henry and Josephine Weir) concerning her engagement to Danilo Marghetic.
File 37: Letter concerning Julie Weir’s engagement.
File 38: Henderson Weir to General Campbell, 1905.
File 39:
Alexander Webb Weir (Eck, Henderson Weir’s
brother) to family while serving in U. S. Cavalry in Arizona and Colorado, 1880s and 1890s.
File 40: Alan Weir to mother, (Mary CampbellWeir) 1928- 1929.
File 41: Alan Weir to mother, by Mary Weir.1909-1919,copiedandtyped
File 42: Alan Weir to mother, by Mary Weir.1920-1924,copiedandtyped
File 43: Alan Weir to mother, by Mary Weir.1925-1929,copiedandtyped
Box 1: continued Miscellaneous family material:
File 44: Henry C. Weir’s Civil War maps.
File 45: Facsimile Boston Gazette, March 12, 1770, Les Varietes (Pans) June 23, 1889; broadside re: Kaiser Wilhelm I March 16, 1888.
File 46: Miscellaneous Civil War newspapers from Virginia. File 47: John K. Barker file, 1863-1874.
Weir and Campbell Genealogy Recollections of John Ferguson Weir Robert W. Weir
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Box 2: Family scrapbooks, photograph albums, and war relics.
Josephine Henderson: Journal, 1858-1859.
Scrapbook, pictures of European sites. Journal, trip to Europe, 1860.
Passport, 1860.
Henry C. Weir:
Scrapbook, Civil War. Scrapbook, Civil War.
Letter book, military correspondence, 1863-1864.
Letter book, including some military correspondence, 1864-1883.
Photo Album of General David McM. Gregg’s staff. Civil War memorabilia.
Box 2:  continued Miscellaneous family material:
Isaac Henderson:
Diary, 1860, including trip to Europe.
Henderson Weir:
Scrapbook, clippings, and poem, ca. 1890.
Mary Campbell Weir:
Photo Album, Mediterranean cruise, 1927.
Unidentified badge – 1888, Erindring, KJOBENHAVN.
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Box 3: Campbell Weir, 1902-1982 – Personal correspondence to 1980;
printed material, clippings, and documents to 1940.
File 1: C. W. to Mother and Father, 1910-1916.
File 2: Henderson Weir and Mary Weir to C. W., 1910-1916.
File 3: C. W. letters to other family members, 1910-1916.
File 4: C. W. to Mother and Father while at Camp Washington, Fort Terry, New York, summer 1916.
File 5: Mother and Father to C. W. while at Camp Washington.
File 6: Uncle Douglas Campbell to C. W., 1916-1917.
File 7: C. W. to Mother from Princeton Summer School, 1918.
File 8: Henry C. Weir to C. w., 1917-1918.
File 9: Alan Weir to C. W., 1916-1919. 
10:C. w. to Alan Weir, 1919.File11:Uncle Duncan Campbell to C. w.,  1919Correspondence with family:
Box 3: continued
File 12: Aunt Julie {Julie Weir Marghetic) and Cousin Xenia Marghetic to C. W., 1919.
File 13:
File 14:
File 15:
File 16:
File 17:
File 18:
File 19:
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File 21:
W. to Mother from Army-Navy Preparatory School, Sept. 1918 to June 1919. W. to Mother from West Point, July – Dec.1919. w. to Mother from West Point, 1920. w. to Mother and Grandmother from West Point, Jan. – June 1921. W. to Mother and Grandmother. from West Point, Sept. to Dec. 1921. w. to Mother from West Point, 1922. w. to Mother from West Point, 1923. E. to Mother from West Point, 1924. Clement Merrill (Aunt Julie’s second husband)to C. W. on C. W.’s decision not to accept his
army commission following graduation from West Point, 1924.
File 22: C. W. to Mother, 1928 during honeymoon trip.
File 23: C. W. to Mother, 1937, 1939, while on vacations.
File 24: C. w. to Mother, 1942, while in U. s. Army. File 25: C. w. to Mother, Jan. to Aug., 1943
File 26: C. w. To Mother, Sept. to Dec., 1943. File 27: C. w. to Mother, 1944.
File 28: C. w. to Mother, Jan. to July 1945 (on Guam).
File 29: C. W. and Liz (C.w.Is new wife) to Mother, Oct.
1945 –  April 1946 from Nantucket.
Box 3: continued
File 30: C. W. to Mother from Las Vegas, Sept. – October 1946, while obtaining divorce.
Correspondence with friends:
File 31: George McIntire to C. W. 1918.
File 32: Friends to C. W., at Army Navy Prep School, 1918-1919.
File 33: Friends to C. W., at West Point, 1919-1920.
File 34: Clifton Miller to C. W. on divorce from Esther duPont, 1930.
File 34a: John Thouron, friend in England to C. W. File 35: Mary Robinson to C. W., 1939.
File 36: Lammot duPont to C. W., 1929 – statement of stock he gave C. W. when he married Esther.
File 37: Elizabeth Freese and Annie Adams to C. w. –
File 38: Geraldine Murray to C. W., 1943-1945; also, photos and ID card.
File 39: C. W. to Arthur and Hattie Meigs, 1942-1945. File 40: Typed copes of C. W.’s letters to Arthur and
Hattie Meigs.
File 41: C. W. to Susan Bissell, circa 1952. File 42: Susan Bissell essay, 1952.
File 42a: John McKenney – Author of “Tackroom Tattles”. File 43: Geraldine Murray Nutt to C. W., 1956-1978.
File 44:  Nat Brown to C. W. and Christmas cards from 1964 (Brown was his kennel manager and huntsmen during the 1930s).
File 45: Nancy Fleck to C. w. , 1974-1980.
(    File 46: Doris Bishop to C. W., 1974.
Box 3: continued
Personal printed material, clippings, documents, and miscellaneous business correspondence to 1939:
File 47: Documents – baptism, confirmation, West Point diploma, passport, St. Andrew’s Society certificate, General Society of Colonial Dames certificate.
File 48: Report cards, Wilmington Friends School, 1913 and 1914.
File 49: Camp Washington, Fort Terry, New York, 1916 – clippings and printed material.
File 50: Correspondence on admission to Princeton Summer School, 1918.
File 51: Notice of admission to West Point, 1919.
File 52: C. W. notebook – expenses while at West Point, 1919-1924.
I    File 53: C. W. at West Point – clippings and report cards.
File 54: C. W. at West Point – printed material, notes, and documents.
File 55: West Point graduation activities and a transcript of a paper on airplanes C. w. delivered at commencement, 1924.
File 56: C. W. marriage Esther duPont – clippings.
File 57: Blueprint of Campbell and Esther Weir’s property in Kennett Township, 1934.
File 58: File on English clothing and tailors, 1935-1938
– bills, receipts, and orders.
File 59: C. W. notes on a trip to Barbados; also clipping.
File 60: Plans for a sailboat to C. W. designed during his trip to Barbados – letters, printed material, photographs.
File 61: Copies of poems, a play, orders to machinery, interest in pottery – 1930s.
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Box 4: Campbell Weir – scrapbooks, photo albums, and ephemera.
Photo albums are numbered. See also Box 13 for photographs.
Photo album – family, 1905-1910.
Photo album – Sugar Loaf and Wilmington, 1914-1915. (#72)
Photo album – Weir family at Sugar Loaf and Cape Cod, 1915 (#73).
Photo album – Plum Island Camp, 1916 (#75)
Photo album – West Point, circa 1920.
Photo album – West Point, 1919-1921, including graduation and West Point ephemera. (#62)
Photo album – West Point, 1922-1924. (#61)
Photo album – Humphry Marshall house interior, 1967.
W. field notebook.Photo album – residences and pets, 1932-1942.
W. notebook – airplane drawings.Model keel for boat C. W. designed while in Barbados (see also Box 3, File 60).
Personal address file.
W. Boy Scout Diary, 1915. W. Diary – Camp Washington, 1916.MG 4.16
Box Sa.         1939 to 1982 – personal interests and finances, investments, participation in World War II, miscellaneous business dealings, and wills.
File 1:
File 2:
Dissolution of the Harriman & Keech brokerage house – correspondence file, 1937-1948.
Correspondence on dissolution of Harriman and Keech, 1941-1942.
Box Sa: continued
File 2a: Correspondence – administration of Mary Weir assets, 1930-1938.
File 2b. Correspondence – administration of C.W.’s assets, 1930-1938.
File 2c.
File 2d. File 2e. File 2f.
Correspondence – administration of Esther duPont and Weir’s assets, 1932-1938.
w. personal correspondence, 1930-1931. w. personal correspondence, 1932. w. personal correspondence, 1935.File3:Loan statement – Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1941.File4:C. W. applies for commission in the u. s.
Army, Dec. 1941.File5:Local Draft Board inquiry about C. W., 1942.File6:C. W. miliary records.File7:C. W. documents and papers.File8:C. W. miliary records.File9:C. W. army file, 1942-1945.File10:Army pay allotment to Mary C. Weir (mother), 1942.File11:Discharge papers, 23 July, 1945. (Photostat copy)File12:Insurance policies, 1942-1945.File13: 
Wilmington Club and Wilmington Country Club, 1942-1945. Correspondence re: C.W.’s miliary status.File14:C. W. requests John Rudolph to wire Lt. G. Murray $300., 1943.File15:Inquiry into business and investment opportunities, 1946.File16:C. W. memo and letters on possible employment opportunities.(
Box Sa: continued
File17:Lease and arrangements for Nantucket house, 1945-1946.File18:Travel plans for trip to Las Vegas (divorce), October 1946.File19:Letters between John Rudolph and Elizabeth Hume Weir on delayed alimony checks.File20:Correspondence on Equitable Trust Company loan, 1946, 1948.File21:Samuel Sparklin loan, 1948.File22:Personal purchases by mail, 1941-1948.File23:Cheshire Land Company, 1937-1948.File24:Auto repair bills, 1941, 1948.File25:C. W. stockholding, Laird, Bissell, Meeds brokers, 1940-1941.File26:Laird,Bissell,Meedsaccount,1942-1944.File27:Laird,Bissell,Meedsaccount,1946.File28:Laird,Bissell,Meedsaccount,1947.File29:Laird,Bissell,Meedsaccount,1948.MG 4.16
Box Sb:
File 30:
File 31:
File 32:
File 33:
File 34:
Financial holdings of Mary C. Weir, 1946. Insurance policy, 1952.
Taylor/MacKlin suit – legal background.
letters from Flora Taylor, 1960, 1964.
Taylor/MacKlin suit correspondence – letters from C. W., Robert Gawthrop, Charles Maxwell, Lawrence Wood, 1964-1968.
File 35: Taylor suit – financial records and C. W. memos.
File 36: C. W. file on the legal controversy over the lane he shared with neighbors – photos, letters and the 1966 survey.
Box 5b: continued
File 37: Andrien file – letters from C. w.,
Lawrence Wood, James W. O’Neill.
File 38: C. W. urges Congressman Robert Watson to oust Adam Clayton Powell, 1967.
File 39: C. W. urges Abraham Fortas to resign from the Supreme Court, 1969.
File 40: C. W. condemns Edward Kennedy for the Chappaquidick incident, 1969.
File 41: Car repairs at Chester County Motors, 1968-1971.
File 42: File on C. W.’s dispute with the service manager of Chester County Motors, 1971.
File 43: Correspondence file on C. W’s participation in the citizens’ protest against the expansion of Appleville Trailer Park, 1970-1971.
File 44: File on the Briggs Stratton Company – clippings, letters, printed material, 1970-1974 (C. W., a stockholder).
File 45: File on small engines – clippings, printed material, 1972-1974.
File 46: Investment plans for 1974.
File 47: Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield records, 1971-1974.
File 48: Health articles and correspondence – heart disease, miscellaneous problems.
File 49: Health articles – knee surgery.
File 50: C. W.’s observation on his own health during his 1973 stay at Bryn Mawr Hospital and hospital records.
File 51: C. W.’s plans for an improved lawn spreader, undated.
File 52: File on the Mary Campbell Weir (MCW) estate, 1971-1972.
Box Sb: continued
File53:Financial records of the Mary Campbell Weir estate, 1971-1972.File54:Record of investments following MCW’s death in September 1971.File55:Draft of letter to Alice Campbell Johnson concerning MCW’s will.File56:Letters from C. W., Leonard Golditch (attorney) and the IRS concerning the Mary Campbell Weir estate, 1972-1975.File57:Miscellaneous bills and receipts, notations, a bank book, and medical bills, 1979-1982.File58:Correspondence file on C. W.•swill, 1944- 1980.File59:C. w. wills and related correspondence, 1967-1973.File60:Power of attorney and addition to C.W. will providing a bequest to Geraldine Murray Nutt, 1981.File61:Delaware properties owned by C. W. at Westover Hills. stables-farms, 1931-1933
– notebooks, ledgers, rents, holdings.MG 4.16
Box 6: C. W.’s personal interests – hunting, charities, art and the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Hunting, horses, dogs, and other pets:
File 1:
File 2:
File 3:
File 4:
Correspondence file on dogs – schnauzer,
1929, terriers from England, 1933-34, poodle, 1939.Fox hunting – “The Meynellian Science,” pamphlet printed in 1926, and “Morituri Te Salutamus”, an anecdote on hunting.
(typed copies); catalog of books available on fox hunting from James Cummins, bookseller, n.d.
Hunting Diary, 1931-1932.
Horses – pamphlets, correspondence, and stable account book.
Box 6: continued
File5:Rockland Beagle records, including correspondence with Angier Biddle Duke on selling his Beagle pack (Rockland Beagles) to Duke, 1938.File6:Hunting records and calendar, 1935-36, 1939, 1941-1942.File7:National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, 1942.File8:Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles (English), 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941,
1945.File9:Wilmington Horse Show, 1944.File10:Inquiry on purchasing horses from Dr. Roberto A. Vieities of Cuba, 1945.File11:Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association, 1945.File12:Vicmead Hunt Club, 1947.File13:Correspondence on purchasing a Labrador retriever pup, 1949.File14:Copy of letter C. W. sent to the editor of Field on his Labrador’s natural intelligence and instincts, ca. 1951.File15:Letters from J. F. Scharnberg on beagles, 1977.File16:C. W.’s notes (3″ x 5″) on his pet dogs.File17:Ordering and caring for a pet otter, 1931- 1941.File18:Interest in pigeons; letter from the editor of Field, 1970.f
Miscellaneous charitable interests:
(File 19: Save the Redwoods, New York Woman’s League for Animals, and East and West Association.
File 20: Friends of Sea Otters, 1969.
Box 6: continued
File 21: Primate Foundation of Arizona, 1974-1976.
File22:C. W. letter to members of the Board of the SPCA, January 31, 1963.File23:Watson file – letters from C. W. and Mrs. John Watson, 1963.File24:SPCA general file – letters from C. W. minority group, Mrs. John Watson, 1963.File25:Letters from C. W. and receipts, 1963.File26:SPCA Mathews file – letters from James E. Mathews, Jr. on SPCA cruelty toward animals, 1963.File27:SPCA Rigaudiere file – letters and memos from C. W., 1963.File28:C. W. memos and letters from C. W. and Betty Odell.File29:Franklin(Buck) Gordon correspondence, 1963. Suit filed by C. W. against SPCA with Gordon hired by C. W. to investigate SPCA affairs.File30:Minority group protest, 1963-1964.File31:C. w. correspondence with Sally Turner.File32:C. W. letters to the editor of the Daily Local News about the SPCA, 1965, 1966, andChester County SPCA:
letter from Anna Taylor, M. w. Rhodewalt, Anna R. Kennedy.
File 33: 1966 circular letter issued by C. W.; related correspondence.
File 34: Copies of letter to Editor of Daily Local News and legal opinion thereon, January 24, 1966.
l    File 35: Miscellaneous notes and letters, 1966.
File 36: ‘Lieberman file’ – letters from C.W. and Stanley Leiberman, 1967.
\    Box 6: continued
File 37: ‘Folchman Case’ – death of cows in East Bradford. Letters from C. w., Helen
Jones, Stanley Lieberman; also, C. W.’s open letter to residents of Chester County on the SPCA, 1967.
File 38: Daily Local News article on the SPCA, 1970.
File 39: SPCA documents for a special board meeting, 1970.
File 40: File on Mrs. Stoughton’s campaign to improve the SPCA.
File 41: Letters from C. W., Lawrence Wood, Franklin Gordon, John B. Groome, on campaign to improve SPCA.
File 42: Correspondence file sent to Patrice
I\   Probert via attorney Marvin Cohen, 1970.
File 43: File on alleged financial mismanagement of the SPCA, 1970.
File 44: Clippings, notes and letters on proposed reform of the SPCA, 1970.
File 45: C. W. letters to the editor of the Daily Local News on SPCA reform, 1970.
File 46: File of C. W. notes and letters, re: SPCA, 1963-1970.
File 47: File of C. W. notes, letters, clippings and printed material, 1970.
File 48: Copy of the Pennsylvania Dog Law. File 49: Letters from Lawrence Wood, James
Whitcraft (president of the SPCA), 1972.
File 50: Correspondence file on the legal definition of cruelty to animals, 1976.
File 51: C. W. card file on SPCA.
Artistic and Personal interests:
File 52: Miscellaneous notes and printed material. File 53: Examples of C. W.’s art work.
File 54: Recipes. (food)
File 55: Daily record C. W. kept of his weight, 1974-1978.
File 56: C. W. card file – evaluations of New York restaurants.
File 57: C. W.’s daily appointment books, 1936- 1938.
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Box 7: Dispensers Incorporated, 1939-1952 – correspondence, printed material, notes and memos, patents.
File1:Stock certificate, Dispensers, Inc. July 19, 1939.File2:Monthly records and graphs, 1939-1940.File3:Agreement blank.File4:Mailing list prepared for Dispensers., Inc., 1940.File5:List of potential theater customers, 1940.File6:Records and correspondence, 1940.File7:Location reports, 1940.File8:Location reports, 1940.File9:Baltimore location reports, 1941.File10:Installed locations, undated.File11:Miscellaneous charts and graphs, 1941.File12:Consolidated weekly record sheets, 1941- 1942.Box 7: continued
File 13: Letters between C. W. and John Rudolph, his business manager, 1942.
File 14: Letters between C. W. and John Rudolph, 1943.
File 15: Letters between C. W. and John Rudolph, 1944.
File 16: Letters between C. W. and John Rudolph, 1945-46.
File 17: ‘A Brief History of the Cup Vending Machine Manufacturing Business,’ 1946.
File 18: Advertising and promotional material, 1946.
File 19: C. W.’s memos and figures, 1945-1946.
File 20: Plans for a vending machine and related correspondence, 1947.
File 21: Correspondence with Toolcraft, Inc. about construction of the vending machine, 1947.
File 22:
File 23:
File 24:
File 25:
File 26:
File 27:
File 28:
Toolcraft correspondence, 1947-1948.
Correspondence with Herbert M. Brune, Jr., attorney, 1947-1948.
Test data, undated.
c.. W. correspondence file, 1947-1954. Dispensers, Inc. Prospectus, 1948.
General information, 1948.
Agreement between Dispensers, Inc., and Alexander Rathke, 1948.
File 29: Correspondence with Drinkomat, 1948.
File 30: Miscellaneous drawing and data, 1948. File 31: C. W. file – National Automatic
Merchandising Association, 1948.
File 32: Correspondence file on patents, 1948-1949.
Box 7: continued
File 33: Correspondence file on patents, 1948-1949. File 34: Correspondence – Alco Valve Company, 1948-
File 35: Correspondence with the State of Maryland, Department of Employment Security over unpaid taxes, 1948-1950.
File 36: Correspondence with manning, Maxwell and Moore, General Accounting Office, 1948- 1951.
File 37: Correspondence with Mrs. Alfred Bissell (a shareholder and investor in Disp., Inc.), 1948-1949.
File 38:
File 39:
File 40:
File 41:
File 42:
File 43:
Plans and patent application for the Little Vending Machine, 1949.
Supply orders, 1949.
W. correspondence with Liquid Carbonic Corp., 1949.Invoices, 1947-1948.
Promotional literature and correspondence, 1948-1949.
Dissolution documents, 1950.
File 43a: Christmas Card, Dispensers, Inc., n.d.
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Box 8: Dispensers, Incorporated, continued – correspondence, patent data, notes, memos, financial records, promotional material.
File 44: Patent, 1952.
File 45: Plans for a new vending machine, by G. H. Little, 1952.
File 46: Correspondence file – C. W. and Semmes, Keegin, Robinson & Semmes, attorneys, on purchase of the Little patent.
File 47: Contract of sale – C. W. purchases the Little patent.
File 48: Miscellaneous charts and records, undated.
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File49:Index cards on electrical parts for vending machines, undated.File50:Index cards on parts for vending machines, undated.File51:Promotional Christmas cards from Lime Cola Sales Co., Baltimore, 4 cards depicting English hunting scenes, ca. 1913.File52:Blue prints for vending machines (additional prints in Box 10).File
54:Miscellaneous printed material.File
56:Catalogues and service manuals.File57:Accountants’ reports, 1941-1948.File58:Copies of important patents, 1939-1945, and correspondence on patent infringement, 1948.File59:Monthly trading statements, 1941-1948.File60:Earnings statements, profit and loss charts, inventory statements, 1945-1946.File61:Income statements, 1947-1948.File62:Expense records, 1947-1948.File63:Delaware tax returns, 1941-1949.File64:Correspondence with the IRS, 1942, 1951,
1952.File65:Tax hearing correspondence, 1952.Notebooks:
Dispensers, Inc. – Ledger, 1939-1940. Dispensers, Inc. – Ledger, 1940-1945.
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Box 9:
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Box 10:
File 1:
File 2:
File 3:
File 4:
File 5:
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File 7:
File 8:
File 9:
File 10
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Blueprints, Dispensers, Inc.
Humphry Marshall house – correspondence, C. W. notes printed material, blueprints, financial records, Humphry Marshall books and memorabilia.
(See also Box 12 for notebook on HM house and grounds and Boxes 4 and 13 for photos.
W. file on proposed purchase; letter from Mary C. Weir describing the house in detail; remodeling estimates and bids.Correspondence file, 1946-1948 – C. W.’s financial arrangements for purchase and his subsequent interest in reselling.
W. file – personal notes.Correspondence file – C. W. and George Lee Haskins, the renter of the Humphry Marshall house, 1947-1948.
W.’s detailed and informative notes on renovation plans for Humphry Marshall house, bills for repairs, 1948-1949. W. file – house renovation plans, 1947. W. notes, repair bills and orders from Ball and Ball.Correspondence file – C. W. to Harold Hannum on restoration specifics.
Correspondence file – Charles T. Okie, architect, to C. W., 1949, problem with Frank March the contractor discussed.
Okie blueprints and plans for the House, 1949.
File 12:
Correspondence file
W. discussing his and contractor Frank- Theodore 0. Rogers, attorney, fee and financial problems with March, 1949.
and Okie
File 13: C. W. file – partial list on contract items Frank March failed to complete, 1949.
File 14: House repair file – bills, 1949.
File 15: C. W. file – contract dispute with Frank March, including (   release, 1950.
File 16: C. W. file – estimates and bills, 1949-1950.
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File17:Color samples and paint charts.File18:1950 survey of property with C. W.’s notations.File19:C. W. notes on Humphry Marshall and the house, also correspondence with the National Trust on administering the house, 1957; National Trust response, January, 1958.File20:Letters between C. W. and the Chester County Historical Society re: his interest in donating the house to the Society. File contains extensive notes on the property (1960-1971) and arrangements with the Society.File21:Correspondence file – possible donation of the house to other organizations. Letters from C. W., Thomas Butler, Lawrence Wood, Bart Anderson, Henry Mirick, Arthur James, 1962-1967.File22:Letters from Kurt Brandenburg of the Chester County Historical Society, 1978-1979.File23:C. W. notes, plans and bills for landscaping house, 1967.File24:Receipts for work done on the house, 1967.File25:Soil and water conservation plan, prepared 1967.File26:Paint samples, 1967.File27:C. W. file – memos and correspondence on his attempt to win a tax reduction on his property, 1972-1974.File28:Plans for wiring and plumbing under library floor, 1973.File29:Letter from Conrad Wilson to the Hon. John H. Ware, III, on the proposed use of the Marshall property by the Chester County Historical Society, July 1976.File30:Inventory of household possessions and insurance values, 1977.File31:Memos on replacing rush chair seats and old rugs.File32:Memos, bills, articles on garden care.File33:Brandywine River Museum receipt for return of C. W.’s Andrew Wyeth watercolor of Marshallton, 1978.File34:Plan for gardens at Humphry Marshall house,(
Box 10: continued
File35:Material on growing alfalfa, 1948.File36:Letter from H. Gleason Mattoon about holly trees at Humphry Marshall house and C. W.’s reply, 1947.File37:Japanese Gardens- plans, sketches, and letters, 1964.File38:Nursery orders and receipts, 1969-1981. (J. Franklin Styer).File39:C. W. memos on Marshall House, paint and furnishings, 19405- 1970,,File40:Well testing results and correspondence, 1960-1976.File41:Security system – letters between C. W. and Security Instruments Corporation and attorneys on problems with the initial installation and the payment schedule, 1968 – 1969.File42:Security system – C. W. complains about malfunctions, 1968 – 1974.File43:Security system – daily record of alarms and malfunctions, 1968 – 1977.File44:Security system – bills, invoices, collection letters, 1970 – 1974.File45:Security system – installation and service Rollins Protective System, 1976-1982.File46:Termite problems, 1973-1974.File47:Insurance on house, Aetna, 1981.File48:Miscellaneous notes and clippings.File49:Contents of a notebook – ‘Notes-House and Grounds.’File50:C. W. plans for furniture arrangement, 1948-1949.File51:Chester County Day data, 1947 to 1955.File52:Tour of HM house by Chester County Historical Society, 1968; misc. information on HM, Winter aconite flowers in bloom.File53:Structural repairs at hours, 1958I
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File 54: Florula Cestrica: an essay towards a catalogue of the phaenogamous plants, native and naturalized, growing in the vicinity of the Borough of West-Chester, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, … by William Darlington. West­ chester, Penn. Printed for the author by Simeon Siegfried, 1826. Inscribed to: Maxs Marshall with the respects of the author on inside front cover.
File 55: Humphry Marshall papers … placed for safekeeping in the Chester County Historical Society, Sept 7, 1966; list of items in front of folder.
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Box 11:
File 1:
File 2:
(File 3: File 4a
& b: File 5:
File 6:
File 7:
File 8:
File 9:
File 10:
File 11:
File 12:
Personal financial records and tax information. Personal financial records, 1920s and 1930s.
Personal expense records, 1932-1939.
Graphs and charts on companies in which he owned stock.
Tax records, 1938, 1939.
IRS correspondence, 1939-1941 concerning tax deficiencies, 1935-1939.
Income tax records, 1940.
Delaware and New York state tax returns, 1941. Tax liability protest for 1939, recorded 1941. IRS forms and tax data, 1941.
Statement of personal items sold for Mrs. Henderson Weir by Stuart Kingston Galleries, 1946.
Info. on Mrs. Henderson Weir’s estate taxes, 1950s.
Tax assessment data – bills, letter, clippings, notices, 1970-1972.
File 13: Chester County tax reassessment, 1970 – documents, memos, correspondence.
File 14: C. W.’s concern for changes in local tax laws, 1973.
File 15: Medicare forms, 1977.
Box 11: continued
Tax Records:
File 16: Tax correspondence with C.W.’s lawyer, A. Thomas Parke, III, 1981.
File 17: Tax returns, cancelled checks, receipts, bills, 1950- 1955.
File 18: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1951.
File 19: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1957.
File 20: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1958.
File 21: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1959.
File 22: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1960.
File 23: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1961.
File 24: Tax information – receipted bills, cancelled checks, investment reports, 1962.
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Box 12:    C. W. notebooks.
Housekeeping Accounts, 1949-1956.
General financial records, 1951 – 1968.
Income tax and farm records, 1950 – 1954.
Income tax records, personal and farm, 1956 – 1975.
Personal and maintenance, 1956 – 1977.
Maintenance, 1963 to present.
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Box 13
Campbell Weir Photograph Collection Inventory
Portion of General David McM. Gregg’s staff (Civil War).
General David McM. Gregg’s staff.
Col. Henry Carey Weir.
Sgt. William B. Weir, USA, circa 1864.
Henderson Weir as a child.
Military camp – Camp Washington, 1916?
Beagle Hunting with the Rockland pack – Jan. 1936.
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Foxcatcher National Steeplechase at Fair Hill, Maryland, 1937. Pencil sketch portrait of John Ferguson, father of Louisa F. Weir who was wife of Robert Walters Weir, 1775-1832.
Robert Walter Weir – great grandfather of Campbell Weir. Copy of a portrait of Louisa Ferguson, wife of Robert Walter Weir from a portrait by R. W. Weir.
Isaac Henderson – great grandfather of Campbell Weir.
Gen. David McM. Gregg’s staff – Union army 1863, includes Col. Henry Carey Weir.
Group of unidentified Civil War soldiers and two women. Col. Henry C. Weir.
Two portraits – “Henry Carey Weir and Josephine W. Henderson Weir before Weir marriage at West Point, NY. Parents of Julie
Weir, Marghetic Merrill and grandparents of Alan (deceased) and Campbell Weir.’Caro’ – drawing of Alden Weir’s daughter.
Col. Henry C. Weir and son-in-law, Clement Merrill. Henderson Weir as a child.
Henderson Weir.
Mary Campbell Weir, 1911.
Two Mary Campbell Weir portraits – one signed Elias Goldensky, 1914.
Mary Campbell Weir and Henderson Weir in a wagon at Sugar Loaf Station.
Mary Campbell Weir, 1911.
CW & Henderson Weir at Plum Island, 1916. CW in 1902.
Alan Weir in 1902. (fragment of platinum print) CW at 19 months.
CW as a small child.
CW and Alan Weir with their class at Miss Mathews’ School, 1908.
CW at Chatham, Mass, 1912. CW and Alan Weir, ca 1916.
CW and Alan Weir at Sugar Loaf, 1913. CW, Alan and Mary Campbell Weir, 1914.
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5 portraits of Alan Weir, 1918 – 1920, some by E. Goldensky. CW in uniform, ca 1916.
Camp Terry at Fort Washington on Plum Island. Unidentified Army officer.
Three cadets who graduated from West Point in 1924, CW of Wilmington, Reed Graves from Philadelphia, and Harry Taylor from New Castle.
Unidentified polo team, perhaps Camp Terry or West Point, with CW third from left, second row?
Unidentified steeplechase.
Unidentified swimming team, perhaps from West Point, with Campbell Weir third from the left, top row?
‘Soldier’s Fate’ – the horse CW owned which won the Foxcatcher National Cup Steeplechase in 1931 and 1938.
After the victory, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Cassatt, Jockey & CW. CW and his jockey with the trophy – Fair Hill, MD.
CW, Mrs. W. Plunkett Stewart, Mrs. J. Arthur duPont with trophies.
CW, Esther duPont Weir, and Mrs. Sidney Scott with trophies. The Trophies.
Steeplechase at Fair Hill, 1937.
photos of CW hunting with ‘Wise View’ 1934. Horse, Wise View, 1934.
Horse, Berkeley, 1937.
Horse, Pytchley, 1937.
Horse, Foxford, 1937.
Beagle hunting: Donald Ross, J. Simpson Dean, CW, Burley Coxe.
Horse, Berkeley, 1937.
Hunting with beagle pack – CW’s Rockland Beagles, 1936. Hunting with CW’s Rockland Pack, 1937.
Alfred Bissell, C.W. John McCombe, William duPont on horseback.
Katherine Reeve, J. Stanley Reeve and CW. Mrs. C. Whitney Elliot & CW on horseback.
Alex Cassatt, Arthur Meigs, CW, Stanley Reeve. Katharine Reeve.
photos: CW on “Lady Darlene” at a meet of the Cheshire Hounds; The British Ambassador (tweed coat), Lord Halifax at a meet of the Cheshire Hounds at the Kennels; fragment – Campbell Weir astride.
CW & Mrs. Alfred Bissell attending a dog show, 1930s.
Bryn Mawr Hound Show, ca. 1936.
Stanley Reeve & Elsie Cassatt Reeve.
Julie and Sandra Casement.
“Landhope Farm” (Arthur Meig’s home) aerial 1940.
“Spirit of Landhope in August”.
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CW in 1946.Photo of CW drawing, 1946.
Henderson Weir, while working on a ranch in Wyoming, 1887.
Box 13: continued
CW as a baby. CW’s beagle pack. Barbados, 1939.
CW and his otter, ca. 1940. CW’s horse, Graft.
World War II, Columbia, Missouri. Nantucket, 1945-1946.
Mitchell Ray, old man on Nantucket. Negatives of Nantucket.
Unionville – CW’s cabin, the art studio. Unidentified house, 1940s
Unidentified entryway, 1940s. Unidentified horseman.
Col. Henry C. Weir.
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Margaret Johnson Henderson (Isaac Henderson’s wife)
Josephine Henderson Weir.
Family gravestones.
Mary Campbell 1893, age 19.
Mary C. Weir.
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CW and Alan Weir with nurse, 1905. Weir boys and nurse.
CW and nurse at Cape Cod.
CW, Alan and Mary C. Weir, ca. 1905 Pet dachshunds.
Family pets.
CW’s childhood home, 810 Broome St., Wilmington, DE. Sugar Loaf, 1911.
Lizzie & Katie, Cold Spring.
Camp Washington, Fort Terry on Plum Island.
9 snapshots, Princeton ROTC camp. Alan Weir, sailing.
Cape Cod West Point.
CW riding Peter Bickford, 1925. CW’s horse, Peter Bickford.
Unidentified polo players, 1920s. Hunting, 1930s.
Rockford Beagle Pack pups. CW and Robert Strawbridge. CW, 1930s.
Glencoe, cw•s estate in Unionville.
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Georgian doorway “Glencoe”.
Unidentified man – possibly Nat Brown, with donkey & dog, Peter.
Unidentified man, horse & colt. Doe Run.
Mrs. Alfred Bissell and CW’s dog, Black Jack.
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CW’s Labrador retrievers.
CW and dog, Peter at his mother’s home in Westover Hills, Delaware – 1930s.
Pincher, dog.
Peter, dog.
Mrs. Alfred Bissell with her hound pack. CW’s horse, Wise View.
View of naval vessel. CW’s poodle, Chris.
12 snapshots – Barbados? Barbados, 1939.
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Sugar Loaf, 1939, Labrador retrievers.
World War II – Columbia, Missouri. Randolph Field Texas, World War II. CW at desk.
Lafayette’s Headquarters at Chadds Ford.
Unidentified stone house – possibly Lafayette’s Headquarters. Unidentified photos – Chester County 1940s. (10 snapshots) Unidentified photos – Chester County 1940s. ( 9 snapshots) Unidentified photos – Chester County 1940s. ( 6 snapshots) Unidentified photos – Chester County 1940s. ( 6 snapshots) Humphry Marshall house, 9 snapshots, color, B & W.
Paintings in Humphry Marshall house, 4 polaroids. Glencoe rooms – color.
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Winter Aconite – flowers in Humphry Marshall house gardens. Marshallton Inn bar, 1955.
Geraldine Murray Nutt and son, n.d. Goose hunting – Mrs. Alfred Bissell. Susan Bissell Parker, n.d.
Geraldine Nutt family photos. Friends, Doe & Alex Toland, n.d.
Jack Campbell (second cousin) and unidentified elderly women. Geraldine Murray Nutt – 5 photos color & b & w.
Unidentified family, Washington, D.C. Unidentified women.
Unidentified man, postcard. Photo of wall decoration.
William C. Bryant, Major General Couch, G. V. Weir – 4 CDV. “The Fox Hunt” by Winslow Homer.
Humphry Marshall house – color photo. Unidentified woman in riding habit.
Unidentified mansion – 2 platinum prints. Campbell Weir astride.
Horse, Soldier’s Fate. Horse, Byword.
Horse falling at steeplechase. Rockland Beagles.
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Rockland Beagles with Campbell Weir & Nat Brown, huntsman.
Three photos of foxhunting with the Cheshire Hounds: includes Elsie Cassatt Stewart, Mrs. Cliff Cheston, Mrs. John McKenny, Mr. & Mrs. Plunkett Stewart, and Charlie Smith.
Hound, Treweryn Milkmaid.
Album with snapshots of Humphry Marshall house. Oversize: bo’I   J3a…
Robert Walker Weir.
Horse, Soldier’s Fate.
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Box 14: Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements.
Tax Records, 1963 – 1978
File2:Personal pages.finances,1963.Cancelledchecks,accountbookFile3:Personal pages.finances,1964.Cancelledchecks,accountbookFile4:Personal pages.finances,1965.Cancelledchecks,accountbookFile5:Personal pages.finances,1966.Cancelledchecks,accountbookFile6:Personal pages.finances,1967.Cancelledchecks,accountbookFile7:Personal finances, bills, etc.1968.Cancelled checks, receiptedFile8:Personal finances, checks, etc.1969.Income tax data, receipts,File9:Personal finances, checks, etc.1970.Income tax record, receipts,File10:Personal finances, etc.1971.Tax records, cancelled checks,File11:Personal finances, checks, etc.1972.Income tax data, cancelledFile 1:    Duplicate copies income tax returns 1955-1965.

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File 12: Personal finances, 1973. checks, etc.
Income tax data, cancelled
File 13:
Personal finances, 1974. Income tax data, receipts, cancelled checks, stock transactions.
File 14:
Personal finances, 1975. personal records.
Income tax data and
File 15:
File 16:
File 17:
Personal finances, 1976. Income tax data, cancelled checks, etc.
Personal finances, 1977. Income tax data, cancelled checks, etc.
Personal finances, 1978. Income tax data, cancelled checks, etc.
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Box 15:
Arbustrum Americanum; misc. photos, etc to be sorted; postcards – Western U.S. 1880s, misc. books and guides, post cards – West Indies, 1937; Social Register – Philadelphia, 1964; Recipe Files; Conductor Generalis, 1749 (HM’s copy) X-CC Law Library.
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Box 16     3-D views of Marshall House.
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Box 17: Oversize items. Military documents:
Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to rank of second lieutenant Company G First Regiment of Cavalry Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. Signed Nov. 4, 1861 by Pa. Gov. Andrew G. Curtain.
Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain in the U. S. Army. Signed July 19, 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (M.1982.15.195).
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Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to assistant adjutant general of volunteers with the rank of major in the U. S. Army. Signed March 1, 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. IN\ -11,;·. ‘-., n)
Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to assistant adjutant general of volunteers with the rant of captain in the U. S. Army. Signed April 20, 1865 by President Andrew Johnson and Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton.
Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to major in the U. S. Army. Signed April 20, 1865 by President Andrew JohnsQn and Sec. of war Edwin M. Stanton. (!vi ,0u-1!c-.:,,,1)
Henry C. Weir’s commission and appointment to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Signed March 20, 1866 by President Andrew Johnson and Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton. (M.   , 1 20- 1 ” · ·0· 7 )
7 .  Photo of portrait of Mitchell Ray, Nantucket, Mass. by Ruth Haviland Tutton.
Pencil sketch of Nantucket Garden, Main St., Nantucket ny Ruth Haviland Tutton.
Pen and ink drawing of Humphry Marshall house, by
T. MacNeill, 1952.Certificate and Diploma:
Diploma of Alan Weir from U. S. Naval Academy. June 4, 1924.
Certificate (honorary) crossing the equator.
issued to Alan Weir for July 6, 1925.
Plan of 50 acre Weir farm at Marshallton, Pa., 1949.
Weir Family Background
Robert Weir emigrated from Paisley, Scotland, arriving in America in 1790. He settled in New Rochelle, New York and married May Catherine Brinkley of Philadelphia in 1802.

    According to family recollections, he made a fortune and promptly lost it.

Robert and Catherine’s son Robert Walter Weir was born in 1803 in New York City. At the age of 16 he joined a New York business house but was dismissed not long afterwards because of a personality clash with his employer. He became an art student, eventually studying in Rome with the sculptor, Greenough. He returned to the United States, began to practice art professionally and, in 1834, won an
appointment to teach drawing at the u. s. Military Academy at
West Point, N. Y.  He served in this post until his retirement in 1876.  One of his paintings, “The Embarkation of the Pilgrims,” hangs in the Capitol rotunda in Washington,
c. He also designed and decorated the Church of the HolyInnocents near West Point, N. Y. He became a member of the National Academy in 1829 and completed a number of handsome paintings of historical subjects and won renown as an
illustrator as well.
Robert w. Weir married Louisa Ferguson of New York City.
Her father, John Ferguson, also .migrated from Scotland. He graduated from the College of New York, earning degrees in both medicine and law. As a member of the New York Bar he became a judge of the maritime court and Naval Officer of the Port of New York. In 1815 he was elected mayor of New York City. Before Louisa’s untimely death in 1845, the couple had several children, including Robert who became a naval officer, Verplanck who was brevetted for gallantry in the Civil War, and John Ferguson who became a professor of art at Yale University. Henry Carey Weir was another son of Robert and Louisa, whereas the noted American artist John,Alden Weir was the son of Robert’s second wife, Susan Bayard Weir.
Henry Carey Weir was born at West Point, N. Y., in 1839
but grew up in New York City. He enlisted as a private in
(          the Union Army at the start of the Civil War and served in the 28th Infantry of the New York Volunteers. In 1862 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the First Pennsylvania Cavalry. Later, he became a captain and assistant adjutant in the 2nd Cavalry Division under General David McM. Gregg, a noted and highly respected officer. Eventually, he reached the rank of colonel and served Gregg as adjutant general. He saw action in 56 engagements and was wounded several times.
An act of outstanding heroism at St. Mary’s Church, Virginia won him the Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war he moved to a farm at Warwick in Orange County, New York.
Henry c. Weir married Josephine Henderson, daughter of a
prominent newspaper publisher Isaac Henderson of New York.
During the war Henry c. Weir wrote to Josephine, his
brothers, and his father relating his war-time experiences. These letters, along with his official letter books, provide a fascinating glimpse into the life of a Union soldier in the Army of the Potomac. Henry c. Weir, who lived to be nearly ninety, was widely recognized as a gentleman of the old school. He maintained contact with his Civil War colleagues and continued into his old age to reminisce about his war­ time adventures.
Josephine Henderson had traveled in Europe before her marriage and, during their years together, she and Henry
lived abroad for extended periods. Henry’s sister, Louisa, had married General Thomas Seymour who served in u. s. legations in several European capitals, including Rome. In
(          fact, when Josephine Henderson Weir and her daughter, Julie, were visiting the Seymours in Rome during the 1890 s, Julie became engaged to and eventually married an Italian nobleman, Danielo Marghetic. Henry C. Weir, who remained in the United States during that visit, heartily disapproved of the match, and did what he could via the mails to discourage the romance.
Henderson Weir, born in 1866, was one of Henry and Josephine Weir’s two sons. He grew up in Brooklyn with his grandfather Henderson. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, graduating at the age of 17. Not long after this he went to Wyoming with his uncle, Charlie Weir, and worked on a livestock ranch for three years. After the tragic loss
of a train load of hogs during a blizzard, Henderson moved to Wilmington, Delaware where he stayed for a short time with family friends, the Sperrys. Henderson took a job at a bank and lived in a rooming house. At this time his parents,
brother Alexander “Eck,” and sister Julie were residing in Europe. Eck had served in the u. s. cavalry in Arizona and Colorado but sickness forced him to ask for a discharge. Eck
returned from Europe to live alone but soon died of Bright’s disease.
Henderson married Mary Campbell who grew up in
Wilmington, Delaware while her father, John Campbell, served in the u. s. Army as a surgeon. Campbell owned a country home in Cold Spring, New York, directly across the Hudson River from West Point and very near Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Campbell, who reached the rank of general, retired to the family homestead in Cold Spring when he left the service. Henderson and Mary’s two sons, Campbell and Alan, were born in 1901 and 1902 respectively. Henderson had joined the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company after he left the bank. He won several promotions in this firm and had reached the position of Secretary-Treasurer when he died suddenly in 1917.
Campbell Weir drew together two seemingly divergent
strains of his Weir/Campbell family background – military
service and a deep appreciation and talent for art. Campbell attended the u. s. Military Academy at West Point and served as an Air Corps officer in World War II earning the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel. Throughout his life he maintained an enthusiasm for the fine arts. His earliest letters to relatives are filled with drawings and during the 1920 sand 1930 she actively pursued this interest. Even his World War II letters include picturesque sketches of his surroundings on Guam.  After purchasing the Humphry Marshall house he spent long hours designing gardens and drawing up plans as well as working with oils, watercolors and pastels in
his second floor work room. In addition to these interests, Campbell Weir maintained a strong and abiding love for animals. Many of his hobbies, civic concerns and charitable interests centered around animals. Campbell Weir’s life, then, reflects both family tradition and a special individuality.
Campbell eir, born in 1901 in Wilmington, Delaware, spent his boyhood at the family home on Broome Avenue. He and his younger brother, Alan, attended Miss Mathews’ School and the Wilmington Friends School. The family of four spent summer vacations at Cape Cod, at the Campbell homestead in Cold Spring, New York, and the Henderson home at Sugar Loaf,
New York. During the summer of 1916 Campbell attended
military camp run by the state of New York at Fort Terry on
\          Plum Island. There on the eastern tip of Long Island, Campbell joined with 1200 other young men to learn military skills. The high point of the campers’ summer was the visit and military review by Col. Theodore Roosevelt. The following summer he attended Princeton Summer School where he took academic courses in the morning and spent the afternoon
in rigorous military drills. In the fall of 1918 he entered the Army-Navy PrepJ;;tory School in Washington, D. c. and in early 1919, following a battery of tests, he received an
appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Campbell Weir entered West Point in June, 1919. His letters to his mother, who meticulously numbered and filed them, provide a fascinating look at the life of a West Point cadet in the years immediately following World War I. He also kept a careful photographic record of the academy years as well as a collection of clippings which offer third person descriptions of academy activities. Apparently, Weir did not feel comfortable with the regimentation of military life and after weighing the alternatives, he decided against accepting the commission which he was offered upon graduation in June, 1924.
After graduation, Weir tried his hand at a number of jobs. He joined the engineering department of Krebs Pigment and Chemical Company of Newport, Deleware. Later he worked
(    at Bellanca Aircraft in plant and field maintenance, Always
interested in stocks and investments, he joined the firm of Ardis-Warwick in 1929, In 1930, he moved to Harriman and Company which later combined with the firm, Keech and Company. He became a general partner in this brokerage firm which dissolved in 1939,
In September 1928, he married Esther du Pont, the daughter of Lammot du Pont. Following an extended honeymoon trip to Europe, the couple moved to a newly renovated 18th century house on the Hagley estate near Rockland, Delaware. At the time of the wedding, Lammot du Pont gave Weir 400 shares of Dupont stock and 300 shares of Ballanca Aircraft stock. Campbell Weir lived the life of a country gentleman. Hunting with beagles and horse racing became his chief interests. He built both a stable for his hunting horses and a kennel for his beagle pack. Weir hired Nat Browne, an Englishman, to serve as kennel manager and master of the hunt because he aimed to assure conformity to English standards.
In addition, he bought virtually all his clothing and sporting equipment from England. His scientific dog breeding program produced a fine beagle pack, the Rockland Beagles.
The livery consisted of a short green coat with blue velvet collar, edging of gold braid, brass buttons engraved with RB (Rockland Beagle), and a running hare above the initials, a horn below. The hunting season lasted from September 1 to
March 15 andthey huntedevery Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday.In Septemberand Octoberthey chased the native cottontailand in November they shifted to the Kansas jack rabbit. They
also hunted the grey and red fox when they could be located,
Campbell Weir owned race horses and enjoyed attending steeplechases in which his horses competed. In 1937 and
1938 his horse, “Soldier’s Fate,” won the Foxcatcher National Cup Steeplechase at Fair Hill, Maryland.
Campbell and Esther Weir were noted for hosting elegantly lavish parties, first at the Rockland home and then at their spacious estate, “Glencoe,” in Unionville, Pennsylvania,  The Chester County estate, which they purchased in the mid 1930’s, included a large stable, kennels, and a stone cabin which Weir converted to an art studio. Then in 1938, he and Esther decided to separate, Esther kept the Unionville property, although Weir continued to keep his horses in the Glencoe stables and use the cabin for art projects. He moved to his mother’s home in Westover Hills, Delaware.  He arranged for Angier Biddle Duke of Tuxedo Park, New York,to purchase his Beagle pack.
In 1939, when the stock brokerage house of Harriman and Keech went out of business, Campbell Weir started his own company. He provided the capital and assumed the presidency of Dispensers, Incorporated, a company which manufactered and distributed soft drink vending machines.  John Rudolph was his partner and general business manager,
When the United States entered World war II in December, 1941, Weir volunteered for a post in the cavalry, or remount, branch of the armed services. Instead of joining remount, he
was named commandant of cadets at Randolph Field in Texas.
In November 1942 he was promoted to Major, attended an advanced flying school and was eventually reassigned to the 493rd Bombardment Group. During the war he was stationed in Waco, Texas; Columbia, Missouri; Frederick, Oklahoma; Tucson, Arizona; and Salina, Kansas. Eventually, he received a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Then in early 1945 he and his company were shipped to Guam where he served as commanding officer of the 26th Bombardment Maintenance Squadron.  By June 1945 he had become fed up with army life in general and conditions in Guam in particular.  He requested a release and received his discharge notice in July 1945. He served three years and three months. During his first assignment he met a young WAC lieutenant, Geraldine Murray. He developed a close personal relationship with her which he maintained by letters and visits during the war years. This friendship continued by mail and telephone into the 1970’s.
When Weir received his discharge, he returned to Wilmington for a brief period and then, almost immediately, left for Massachusetts where he married Elizabeth Hume, a long-time friend who had two young children from a previous marriage. ·The couple moved to Nantucket where they rented a house from a friend of Weir’s mother. Their lease extended from October 1945 to April 1946. Here, he spent many hours sketching and painting. A Nantucket native, Ray Mitchell, captured his interest and he completed a variety of sketches and paintings of this elderly man.
During the war years and his six-month stay on Nantucket, Weir kept in close touch with his business parter, John Rudolph. Rudolph continued to run Dispensers, Inc. and informed Weir about all facets of their business.  Rudolph also handled many personal transactions for his partner, including ordering sports equipment, dealing with Weir’s mother, and many other details of his personal life. The Weir/Rudolph correspondence provides a close look at Campbell Weir’s activities and interests in the years between 1942 and 1946.
While Weir lived with his new family on Nantucket, he began exploring the possibility of moving back to the Delaware Valley. He wanted to purchase a small farm with some income potential. He also investigated opportunities for investment and employment even though Dispensers, Inc. was still operating. Unhappily his marriage to Liz failed and, in the spring of 1946, he returned to Wilmington without his new family. In September 1946 he left for Las Vegas where he obtained a divorce from his second wife after promising to pay $100 a month alimony.
Following up on his interest in buying a farm in Chester County, he narrowed his choice to two: Lafayette’s Headquarters in Chadds Ford and the Humphry Marshall house in Marshallton. With advice from his mother, he decided on the 18th century Marshall house. Humphry M_arshall, the noted 18th century Chester County botanist, had built the house himself and p.lanted an arboretum. When he died, his nephew
moved in. However, by the early 20th century the house passed out of the Marshall family. The Hathaways owned the house in the 1940’s but rented it to George Lee Haskins.
Weir discovered a family link between his family and Marshall’s through Marshall’s wife. After Weir decided to purchase the home, he agreed to allow Haskins to continue the renting arrangement. Surprisingly, Weir contemplated reselling the house in 1947 and 1948. Apparently, late in 1948, Weir decided to renovate the house and move in himself. He hired the prominent architect, Charles T. Okie, to draw up the plans. He arranged for the contractor, Frank March, to undertake these alterations. Renovations began in 1949 and, unfortunately, Weir felt that March failed to complete the
agreed-on specifications adequately and a legal dispute
(          ensued. At the same time, Weir began to rejuvenate the gardens. He hoped to recreate the splendid arboretum which
Humphry Marshall had fashioned. He even explored the possibility of installing a Japanese garden. In addition, he launched a purchasing program designed to fill his new home with 18th century antiques. Mrs. Alfred Bissell, a long time friend, fellow hunting enthusiast, and investor in Dispensers, Inc., helped him with many of the urchases.
Until he moved into the Marshall house, Weir used the Unionville cabin for his art studio. Once he had moved he utilized an upstairs room in his new residence for his art projects.
(    In the late 1950 s, Weir began to investigate entering
the house on the National Register of Historic Places and
(    eventually donating the house to a charitable organization.
He negotiated with both the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Chester County Historical Society. By the mid-1960 s, Weir had settled on the Chester County Historical Society as the recipient. In 1967 he altered his will to provide for this donation. That same year he undertook additional repairs, renovations, and landscaping projects, including installation of a security alarm system,
During the 1960 sand 1970 s, Campbell Weir retained his keen interest in hunting and his love for animals. He became involved in a long term controversy with the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He charged the SPCA with inhumane treatment of animals, failure to deal adequately with other cruelty cases, and financial mismanagement. On at least one occasion he campaigned to unseat officers and members of the advisory board. Over the
years he wrote numerous letters to the Editor of the D.iill.¥
LQ .i!l    .!,.\’.!’ (West Chester, Pa.) in an effort to awaken others to the problems that he believed warranted a public outcry. During his final years, illness curtailed many of his
sporting and social activities while interest in drawing and painting remained keen.  Campbell Weir died in 1982 at the age of 81.  He was the last member of his immediate family. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated and the ashes placed between the graves of his two favorite dogs in a small marked plot on the grounds behind his home.

14   Carolyn D. McCreesh  1982