Manuscripts, Art, & Artifacts


The Library Company’s 550 linear feet of manuscripts are on deposit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Access to the collection is available through the Library Company's manuscript card catalog located at The Historical Society and through various printed finding aids. A collection guide and finding aids for the John A. McAllister Collection of Civil War Era Printed Ephemera, Graphics, and Manuscripts is now available online. For more information, contact the Historical Society by phone at 215-732-6200, or by mail at 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. 


The Library Company’s over 300 objects are described in a local database available onsite. Digital images of some of the Library's most significant paintings and artifacts are available on the digital collections catalog ImPAC under Library Company History. A brochure entitled “Artwork on Display” is also available. For more information, contact Linda August at 215-546-3181, or by email at



Expanded version of essay appearing in
The Magazine Antiques
, August 2006.

“A Clock for the rooms:” the Library Company’s Horological Legacy

© Jay Robert Stiefel 2006 - Click Here for PDF Version




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