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Thomas Creighton, "Frankford—A Good Place to Live," A Brief Account of the Growth and Development of Frankford, (Philadelphia, 1909).

William Dickson, "Frankford's Early Industrial Development," papers read before the Historical Society of Frankford, 1912 (on file at the Historical Society of Frankford).

Charles Duffield, "The Swedish Grist Mill," manuscript, Historical Society of Frankford, 1910.

The Mutual Assurance Company, Insurance Records, No. 575, August 25, 1795, (copy on file at the Historical Society of Frankford).

Society of Free Traders, Deed Book H, Vol. 8, May 6, 1689, pg. 360, on file at the City of Philadelphia Archives.

Edward J. Gibbons, "Matsunk, or 'Swedes Land' 1699-1783," manuscript, on file at the Historical Society of Frankford.

Richard Webster, Philadelphia Preserved, (Philadelphia, 1976).

Original Swedish Grist Mill Plantation Deed, August 1, 1687, on file at the Historical Society of Frankford.

Guernsey A. Hallowell and Thomas Creighton, "Frankford, Direction of a Greater Philadelphia," (Souvenir Booklet and Program to Commemorate the Opening of the Frankford Elevated Railway), 1922.

Laurence Tobin, "Frankford Wants to Show You Something," The Philadelphia Record, October 20, 1912.

Guernsey A. Hallowell, "For a Greater Frankford/Historical and Industrial Celebration" (Souvenir Booklet, in Connection with the Historical and Industrial Celebration, Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 1912).

Howard Lee Barnes, Curator, Historical Society of Frankford, "History of Frankford" (Documentary, video tape), on file at the Historical Society of Frankford, 1988.

"Philadelphia's Tradition of Neighborhoods, Frankford," Philadelphia Area Cultural Consortium, undated.

Northeast High School Students, A Compilation, The Old Northeast, (Philadelphia, 1968).

Philadelphia Orphans's Court Sale, Buckius Estate (Notice), January 10, 1848.

John F. Watson, Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, In the Olden Time, Vol. 1, (Philadelphia, 1899).

Rehoboth United Methodist Church Archives, 1834 Cornerstone, reset 1869.

Edwin T. Freedley, Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, (Philadelphia, 1857).

The Foundation for Architecture Walking Tours, Victorian Frankford, 1987.

"1831 - 1981, 150 Anniversary" The Lamplighter, Issue No. 1, Winter 1981, by the Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Philadelphia.

Historical Society of Frankford, compiler, A Condensed History of the Rehoboth United Methodist Episcopal Church, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1829-1929, (Philadelphia, 1929).

Numerous Philadelphia City Atlases.

Numerous Hexamer General Surveys.

Numerous E. Hexamer & Son Insurance Maps.

John Milner Associates, Inc., Historical and Archaeological Survey of Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA (manuscript for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 1979).

The Frankford Arsenal, in Philadelphia: An Archaeological History, by John L. Cotter, Daniel G. Roberts, and Michael Parrington, (forthcoming).


Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 4227 Paul Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

St. Mark Episcopal Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124