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Creator:Shirley, John W., 1908-1988
Title:John Shirley papers related to Thomas Harriot
Date(s):1590-1988
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:Hood, W. Russell
Title:W. Russell Hood collection related to typography and graphic design
Date(s):1569-1970
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
Date(s):1630-1991
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.
Subjects:Genealogy
Creator:Wakeman, Geoffrey
Title:Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection
Date(s):1655-1996
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
Date(s):1669-1987
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
Date(s):1679-1884
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:Wilson family
Title:Wilson family papers
Date(s):1684-1954
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
Date(s):1690-1927
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
Date(s):1696-1915
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