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Brodrick-Brodhead Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0152
Two handwritten letters dated March 5, 1841[Daniel Dingman Brodhead] and April 19, 1841 [Mary Ann Brodrick] donated to Lehigh University’s Special Collections by Robert Brodhead Honeyman, a descendent of Daniel Dingman Brodhead and Mary Ann Brodrick who married in 1847. Robert B. Honeyman was related by way of Emily (Emilie) “Lassie” Linderman Brodhead (b. 1870 – d. after 1906) of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, a sister of Albert and Daniel, who married a Robert Browne Honeyman June 5, 1895 of Brooklyn, New York.

Dates

  • 1841

Creator

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Extent

1 Linear Feet ([2] items in flat folder)

Overview

Two handwritten letters dated March 5, 1841[Daniel Dingman Brodhead] and April 19, 1841 [Mary Ann Brodrick] donated to Lehigh University’s Special Collections by Robert Brodhead Honeyman, a descendent of Daniel Dingman Brodhead and Mary Ann Brodrick who married in 1847. Robert B. Honeyman was related by way of Emily (Emilie) “Lassie” Linderman Brodhead (b. 1870 – d. after 1906) of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, a sister of Albert and Daniel, who married a Robert Browne Honeyman June 5, 1895 of Brooklyn, New York.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Dingman Brodhead (1818-1905) was born at Milford, Pike County and Albert Gallatin Brodhead (1815-1891) was born at Dingman’s Ferry, Pike County (on the Delaware) were sons of Garrett (1793-1872) and Cornelia Dingman (1797-1883) Brodhead . They were nephews of Richard Brodhead and cousins of Henry Linderman, director of U.S. Mint. Among their siblings were Andrew Jackson (1822-1913), Abram Coolbaugh (1824-1892). Sometime in 1841 Daniel moves from the Delaware River area to Mauch Chunk area influenced by the development of the coal fields. In 1845-1849 Daniel Brodhead was postmaster of Summit Hill. In 1847 Daniel married Mary Ann Brodrick [Broderick], a sister of Thomas Brodrick who was secretary of the 1841 Free Bridge Committee of 60 – Asa Packer is a member of the Committee of 60.


-- Mary Ann Brodrick (1827-1909) was James Brodrick’s daughter and born in Summit Hill. In 1847, Mary Ann Brodrick married at Bloomingdale, Mauch Chunk Township, the postmaster of Summit Hill, Daniel Dingman Brodhead (1818-1905). The Brodheads had several children: Henry Conrad (1848-1922) Mauch Chunk, Daniel Dingman Jr. (1855-1921) New York, Maj. William Hall (1857-1895), Robert Sayre Brodhead (1861-1909) Philadelphia, Alice Davis Brodhead (1864-1867), Emily/Emilie “Lassie” Linderman Brodhead (1868/70-1930 ) who married Robert Browne Honeyman (1858-1930) on June 5, 1895 and lived in Brooklyn.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert B. Honeyman.

Related Materials

Lehigh Special Collections holds material related to Robert B. Honeyman and family.

Source

Creator

Status
completed
Author
Eleanor Nothelfer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.
Sponsor
Lehigh University Library and Technology Services.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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