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Asa M. Stackhouse manuscripts

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-115

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the six volumes of manuscripts written by Asa Matlack Stackhouse. The volumes largely focus on Quaker history, particularly during the colonial period in and around Burlington County, New Jersey.


  • Undated.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Asa Matlack Stackhouse (1845-1916) was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1845, the son of Robert Stackhouse and Ann Roberts Matlack. He received his early education in public and private schools in Moorestown, New Jersey. In 1863, Stackhouse entered the Universoty of Pennsylvania class of 1865 as a junior. During his college years, he was a a member of the Zelosophic Society. In 1868 he was awarded both an master's from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an M.D. from the Homeopathathic Medical College (later Hahnemann Medical College), Philadelphia. The following December, Stackhouse married Ella Jane Romig, the daughter of William Jacob Romig, a doctor at Jefferson Medical College. They were married in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Stackhouse practiced medicine until 1871; he then engaged in the insurance business until his retirement in 1891. A member of a number of historical and geneological societies, Stackhouse served for many years as the curator of the Burlington County (New Jersey) Historical Society. He was also the author of a number of published geneologies and histories, including Maladies, Remedies and Physicians of Colonial Days in Burlington County New Jersey and a biography of one of his ancestors, Timothy Matlack. Stackhouse died on October 16, 1916, in Moorestown, New Jersey. A grandson of the same name was a 1923 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Source: Penn Biographies, Penn University Archives & Records Center


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The manuscripts written by Asa Matlack Stackhouse largely focus on Quaker history, particularly during the colonial period in and around Burlington County, New Jersey.



Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.03.024 Tamar Roberts Matlack commonplace book
  • HC.MC.975.03.036 Ann Roberts Stackhouse commonplace book
  • HC.MC.975.07.110 "Satan's Harbinger Encountered"
  • HC.MC.975.08.017 Matlack financial records
  • HC.MC.975.10.006 Matlack family genealogy
  • HC.MC.1120 Matlack family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

Asa M. Stackhouse manuscripts, undated
Kara Flynn
November, 2015
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