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Estate documents of Harry E. Packer

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0040
Contains Harry E. Packer's will, other legal papers, vouchers, correspondence, cancelled checks, etc. connected with the settlement of his estate. Harry, son of Asa and Sarah Packer, died in 1884, but his estate was tied-in with the long term settlement of his father's estate for many years as well as his siblings.

Dates

  • 1883-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Overview

This collection contains material relating to the settlement of Harry Packer's estate, which was tied in with the settlement of Asa Packer's estate. He was the youngest son of Asa Packer, founder of Lehigh University.

Biographical / Historical

Harry E. Packer was born in 1850 and was the youngest son of Asa and Sarah Packer. He attended Lehigh University, Class of 1870. In 1872 he married Mary Augusta Lockhart. He held the position as director of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and was an associate judge for Carbon County in 1882. He died in February 1884 at the age of 34 of internal bleeding. His wife, M. Augusta Packer, had many dealings on behalf of the Estate of her husband. Much of the material contained in this collection reflects her dealings with the Estate of Harry E. Packer, the Asa Packer Estate and her sister-in-law, Mary Hannah Packer Cummings.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged chronologically when possible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Development Office
Title
Estate documents of Harry E. Packer
Status
completed
Date
1989-03-23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-02-02: Finding aid revised by Arielle Willett
  • 2015-10-16: Revised and new materials added by Vito Scocozzo
  • 2016-06-23: Additional revision by Eleanor Nothelfer
  • 2017-11-28: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
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