A scrapbook compiled by Claghorn relating to his corporate and civic activities, including mostly photographs, correspondence and clippings.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Mr. Claghorn relating to his corporate and civic activities, including mostly photographs, correspondence and clippings. There is also a small amount of materials relating to family members including James W. Claghorn (grandfather) , James Lawrence Claghorn (father), Clarence R. Claghorn (son) and Juliet Lockwood Claghorn (daughter) .
James Raymond Claghorn (1845- ?) was a wealthy Philadelphia resident. He entered into the dry goods business in February of 1862 and continued until 1865. Mr. Claghorn then became a builder erecting 542 houses in the twenty-eighth ward. In 1880, he became president of the State Line and Sullivan Railroad, in addition to having interests in coal mines and properties in the city of Philadelphia. He was active in civic and social circles in Philadelphia in the late 19th century, belonging to the Sons of the Revolution, the Philadelphia Union League, among other organizations, and served on the city council.
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