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Creator:Shirley, John W., 1908-1988
Title:John Shirley papers related to Thomas Harriot
Call No:MSS 0343
Abstract:Few facts are known about the early years of British astronomer, mathematician, and scientist Thomas Harriot (1560-1621). Harriot accompanied the famed party sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to colonize Virginia[...] (present-day North Carolina) in 1585, acting as surveyor, cartographer, and scientific advisor. American educator and author John Shirley (1908-1988), internationally recognized as one of the few authorities on Thomas Harriot, was directly responsible for elevating Harriot's status in history. The John Shirley Papers related to Thomas Harriot consist of 22 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, maps, audio-tapes, microfilms, notebooks, clippings, and other material related to Thomas Harriot and collected by John Shirley. Materials related to Shirley's other professional work are also included. The collection divided into six series: Harriot research material, works by Shirley on Harriot, Harriot seminars and symposiums, Shirley correspondence regarding Harriot, Harriot manuscripts, and Shirley professional material not related to Harriot.
Creator:Lieberman, J. Ben
Title:J. Ben Lieberman early printed leaf collection
Call No:MSS 0515
Abstract:The J. Ben Lieberman early printed leaf collection contains examples of printing Lieberman acquired as an amateur printer, type enthusiast, and proponent of the private press. The collection includes eleven[...] specimens in Latin, German, Italian, and French, and spans the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. The leaves represent a variety of texts, with topics ranging from art and architecture to the Bible.
Subjects:Incunabula | Printing--History | Printing--France--Paris--History--18th century | Printing--France--Lyon--History--16th century | More Subjects
Creator:Brooke, John Charles, 1748-1794
Title:Yorkshire, England collection
Call No:GRA 0108
Abstract:Collection of prints, printed sheets, manuscripts, original drawings, and maps, removed from a scrapbook compiled by John Charles Brooke and bequeathed to the College of Arms, London, whose bookplate and[...] release stamp is present on one of the boards.
Subjects:Architecture--England--Yorkshire | Yorkshire (England)--Pictorial works | Yorkshire (England)--Maps
Creator:Hood, W. Russell
Title:W. Russell Hood collection related to typography and graphic design
Call No:MSS 0412
Abstract:W. Russell (Wesley Russell) Hood worked as an industrial designer with the Philco-Ford Corporation, located on Delancey Place in Philadelphia, primarily in the 1950s and [...] 1960s. He was employed in the electronics division, product design department. The W. Russell Hood collection related to typography and graphic design is a working reference file of original and reproductive lettering and design from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, as well as articles and clippings on typography and design spanning the dates 1950-1969. The files were created by Hood. . The collection is still valuable to researchers as a source of lettering and imagery, especially the popular labels and logos of Series I.1., the ornate engravings and script exercises in Series I.3., and finally the Modern imagery of the 1950s and 1960s available in Series II. Of particular historic interest are a number of borders and script exercises from early printed penmanship texts, including a grouping identified as “Perret, Antwerp, 1569” and John Ayres’ A Tutor to penmanship, or, the writing master … (1698?).
Creator:Russell, Frank B.
Title:Frank B. Russell genealogical collection
Call No:MSS 0538
Abstract:The Frank B. Russell genealogical collection incorporates documentation on the Hunn family of Massachusetts and Delaware, along with Sipple, Calvert, Kitchen, and Walker branches, dating back to the seventeenth-century colonial[...] period.
Creator:Wakeman, Geoffrey
Title:Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection
Call No:MSS 0554
Abstract:The Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection consists of the records of the Plough Press and the works and research materials of the Plough Press's founder, English printer and author Geoffrey[...] Wakeman. The Plough Press's publications, reprints, and original works by Wakeman and others pertain to print culture, particularly printers and printing, illustration processes, binding, and paper.
Subjects:Bookbinding--Specimens | Printing--Great Britain--History--20th century | Printing--Great Britain--History--19th century | Illustration of books--Technique | More Subjects
Creator:Green, Paulettte
Title:Paulette Green paper collection
Call No:MSS 0319
Abstract:This collection was compiled between 1962 and 1987 by Paulette Greene, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, whose business was located in Rockville Center, New York. The[...] Paulette Greene paper collection includes handmade, watermarked, and decorated paper samples, as well as related correspondence and reference material. While the earliest watermarked sheet dates to 1669, the bulk of the collection is from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The strength of the collection lies in its samples, particularly the decorated papers, which include marbled and printed endpapers as well as individually crafted pieces by contemporary artists. The marbling work of Mariana Roach and Claire Van Vliet are especially noteworthy.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Ridgely family papers
Call No:MSS 0234
Abstract:The Ridgely family first came to Delaware from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1723, when Nicholas Ridgely (1694-1755) moved near Newcastle, Delaware. Nicholas eventually settled in Dover, Delaware, in 1736.[...] The family became wealthy farmers with a house in Dover, a farm outside of Dover called "Eden Hill," and various other properties in Kent County. The Ridgely Family Papers is a collection of twenty-eight holograph documents tracing ownership of a tract of land in Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, referred to as "Hillyard's Adventure." Originally belonging to John Hillyard, the land was purchased by Nicholas Ridgely on December 5, 1734. Documents in the collection include maps of the property, descriptions of the boundaries of the tract, records of the successive owners in the Ridgely family, and the eventual sale of the land to John M. Voshell in 1848.
Creator:Tine, Isaac
Title:Isaac Tine last will and testament
Call No:MSS 0098, F0023
Abstract:One handwritten will and testament composed and signed by New Castle, Delaware, resident Isaac Tine.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--17th century
Creator:Pennsylvania. Land Office
Title:Land grant in New Castle County to Henry Ward from the Land Commissioners of Pennsylvania Colony
Call No:MSS 0098, F0065
Abstract:Land grant in New Castle County to Henry Ward affixed with the Land Commissioners of Pennsylvania Colony's seal. James Claypoole and Robert Turner serve as witnesses for this parchment document[...] dated December 26, 1684.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Markham, William, 1635-1704
Title:Land patent for Daniel Jones on St. Jones Creek, Delaware, signed by William Markham and John Goodson
Call No:MSS 0098, F0106
Abstract:One document for a tract of land called "Denbe" on St. Jones Creek for Daniel Jones, signed by the first Governor of colonial Pennsylvania William Markham and Deputy Governor John[...] Goodson in 1689.
Subjects:Kent County (Del.)
Creator:Roberts, Thomas
Title:Thomas Roberts deed of Yardley Mill to James Wanley
Call No:MSS 0099, F1006
Abstract:Parchment deed from Thomas Roberts to James Wanley, for a watermill and mill house in Northamptonshire named Yardley Mill. The property also included an adjoining "meadow ground" known by the[...] name "Millholm." Dated "nine and twentieth date of September, 33 Charles II" (1681).
Subjects:Paper mills--England--History | Papermaking--History | Northampton (England)
Creator:Wilson family
Title:Wilson family papers
Call No:MSS 0303
Abstract:The papers of the Wilson family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware, consist of 1.35 linear feet of material relating to four generations of direct descendents of Edward Wilson, Esq.,[...] of Elm’s Farm, near Liverpool, England.
Subjects:Investments | Railroads--Delaware--History--19th century | Municipal engineering | Museums--History | More Subjects
Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
Call No:MSS 0117
Abstract:The manuscript collection of the Latimer Family Papers consists of material spanning the dates 1690-1927, with bulk dates of 1770-1870. The collection as a whole includes correspondence, newspaper clippings,[...] ledgers, checks, bills, receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, photographs, and ship logs. The collection details the personal and business affairs of the Latimer family and also documents events of historical and economic significance in the context of revolutionary America and early 19th century trade. The contents of the collection were previously arranged in chronological order, and are here presented in four series.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--Politics and government | United States--Politics and government | More Subjects
Creator:Lewis family
Title:Lewis family papers
Call No:MSS 0130
Abstract:The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware.[...] Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings.
Subjects:United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | Newark (Del.)--History--18th century