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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:John Reade family papers
Date(s):1709-1879
Call No:MSS 0482
Abstract:John Reade Esq. was born in 1745 and died on October 25, 1808. While at Red Hook, New York, he established a freighting business and[...] storehouse with Jacob Bogardus, where his clients included such prominent families as the Van Hornes, the Ludlows, and the De Peysters. Eventually, the family moved to Poughkeepsie where Reade continued his successful business and expanded into land speculation. His sons, Joseph and Robert, both joined the family business and conducted affairs from New York City, including collecting on accounts and maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers. Reade’s daughters, Catherine Livingston Reade and Helen Reade, were also prominent in New York City society. The John Reade Family Papers consist of .6 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1709 to 1879 with the bulk of the material between the years 1793 to 1808. The papers are arranged chronologically and consist primarily of correspondence to John Reade, a successful businessman and land speculator of Red Hook and Poughkeepsie, New York, from various family members, several of whom moved to New York City, and occasionally from acquaintances and business contacts such as Jacob Bogardus and Garrit Van Horne. The majority of letters are from Joseph Reade to his father concerning a variety of business matters in addition to domestic issues. These letters trace Joseph’s progress from Princeton student until he represents his father’s business in New York City. Correspondence is also included from Catharine Livingston (Reade) Stuyvesant, in New York City, regarding her family and household matters, as well as letters from John Reade’s other children, Helen, Ann, and Robert Reade.
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: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
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:Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906
Title:John Hill Martin family history
Date(s):1726-1899
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0148
Abstract:This volume contains an extensive history of the Martin family of Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, created by John Hill Martin. Martin created the history during the 1870s-1890s, but[...] included materials from both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Subjects:Genealogy | Chester County (Pa.) | Delaware County (Pa.) | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Burd Family papers
Date(s):1703-1937
Call No:MSS 0379
Abstract:The Burds were a distinguished family of Scottish origin, whose members were engaged in both the legal and military professions, and were also prominent landowners[...] in Pennsylvania. The Burd Family papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the Burd family as well as the legal and business affairs of other branches of the extended family, including the Shippens and Coxes. The collection, spanning from 1703-1937, consists of three linear feet of material including correspondence, wills, deeds, estate records, ledgers, receipts, funeral notices, certification notices, legal items, stock records, and ephemera. The collection is divided into seven main series: I. business papers of Edward Shippen Burd, II. correspondence of Edward Shippen Burd, III. business and correspondence relating to Eliza Howard (Sims) Burd, IV. business and correspondence relating to other members of the Burd family, V. the Coxe family, VI. the Shippen Family, and VII. the business of other related families and ephemera.
Creator:Tilghman family
Title:Tilghman family papers
Date(s):1730-1903
Call No:MSS 0524
Abstract:The Tilghman family papers, spanning the years 1730-1903 (bulk dates 1776-1810), comprises .3 linear ft. (102 items) of legal documents, legal correspondence, receipts, and financial records from this Maryland Eastern[...] Shore family.
Subjects:Lawyers--United States--History--18th century | Lawyers--United States--History--19th century | Courts--United States--History--18th century | Courts--United States--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Brinton, John H. (John Hill), 1832-1907
Title:Brinton family papers
Date(s):1715-1930
Call No:MSS 0453
Abstract:The Brinton Family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, three important families who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of[...] the family played prominent roles in their communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors, missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors. The collection consists of 6.3 linear feet of material and includes a wide variety of sources including mortgages, deeds, leases, account books, surveys, correspondence, land use agreements, legal documents, travel diaries, medical notes, newspaper clippings, Civil War reports and orders, genealogical research, sermons, essays, and photographs; and receipts for bonds, rent, food, transportation, medical and dental services, labor, stocks, tax, clothing, house repair, and education.
Creator:Evans, Lena
Title:George G. Evans family papers and supplement
Date(s):1717-1937
Call No:MSS 0271
Abstract:George Gillespie Evans (1815 – 1904), the active community leader for whom this collection is named, oversaw commerce, education, and the Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware, for over fifty years[...] in the nineteenth century. In addition to managing a general store on Main Street, Evans administered estates, served multiple terms on the Newark Town Commission, and held trusteeships at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Newark Academy, and Delaware College (University of Delaware). The George G. Evans family papers and supplement contain a vast number of documents revealing the historic business accounts and legal affairs of the town of Newark, Delaware, and some of its major institutions. The papers consist of fifty-one bound volumes containing over 12,000 individual items taped to leaves of paper. Labor historians and those interested in faculty and staff contracts, negotiations, candidate searches, and hiring practices will find much of interest.
Creator:Reed, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1899-1972
Title:Transcripts of early Newark, Delaware, church records
Date(s):1739-1906
Call No:MSS 0347
Abstract:The transcripts of Early Newark, Delaware, church records collection is a compilation of transcriptions from the records of five Newark churches: the Village Presbyterian Church, the First Presbyterian Church, the[...] Welsh Tract Baptist Church, the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, and the Head of Christiana Church. The church records include minutes from meetings; lists of births, deaths, and church membership; records of dismissals, admissions, and resignations; as well as copies of indentures and deeds. Though originally four separate documents, the collection was subsequently bound into one volume. The Transcripts of Church Records collection is interesting because one can see the NYA project at work, providing employment in the transcription of church records. The transcripts yield valuable information to researchers who are interested in historical demographics of the Newark area.
Creator:Brewer, William Augustus, 1863-1931
Title:William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection
Date(s):1700-2000
Call No:GRA 0115
Abstract:The William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection comprises 12,870 printed bookplates dating primarily from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, many of which were from the libraries of famous individuals or[...] produced by significant artists. The collection also contains additional material relating to Brewer's collection, including Mrs. Augusta LaMotte Brewer's address book and printing plates and blocks, as well as reference material relating to bookplates.
Subjects:Bookplates | Art in bookplates | Bookplates--Collectors and collecting | Collectors
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: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: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: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:Creator unknown
Title:Torbert-Ellegood collection
Date(s):1759-1889
Call No:MSS 0461
Abstract:he Torberts of Delaware trace their American lineage back to Hugh Torbert (b. [1645]), an early settler of Kent County. The Torbert section of the[...] Torbert-Ellegood Collection focuses mainly on John Torbert (1775-1842), the eldest child of Peter and Jane (McClyment) Torbert of Kent County. He was born in Dover, Delaware, and later moved north to Wilmington. In 1810, Torbert co-founded the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, the second bank established in Wilmington. He served as president of this bank from 1819-1824 and also served as a Justice of the Peace of New Castle County. Joshua A. Ellegood became a successful businessman and landowner, while maintaining a significant presence in public life. Evidence from this collection suggests he served as a constable of Sussex County in the 1810s. In April 1824, Governor Samuel Paynter appointed him to the Board of Commissioners of the Land Office for Sussex County. Three years later, Governor Charles Polk named Ellegood a Justice of the Peace for Sussex County (Governor’s Register, p. 208, 250). The Torbert-Ellegood collection consists of 1.3 linear feet of legal papers, land records, accounts, receipts, correspondence, and other documents, many of which relate to the Torbert and Ellegood families of Delaware. The collection documents the personal and professional lives of John Torbert and Joshua A. Ellegood, but the overall research value may be in its broad representation of early nineteenth-century economic and legal affairs in Delaware.
Creator:Lukens, John, 1720-1789
Title:Lukens family papers
Date(s):1750-1904
Call No:MSS 0161
Abstract:John Lukens (1720?-1789) served as Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1761-1776, and of Pennsylvania, 1781-1789. He was born to Peter and Gaynor Lukens in probably 1720. He married his first[...] cousin Sarah Lukens (b. 1720?) in 1741 and they produced seven children: Charles (d. 1784?), Elizabeth (d. 1793), Jesse (1748-1776), Gaynor (d. 1788), Tacy (d. 1834), Judah (d. infancy), and Edith (n.d.). Both John and Sarah were descendants of the original German immigrant families who settled Germantown. Jan and Mary Lukens and Rynier and Margaret Tysson left Rotterdam in July 1683 and arrived in Philadelphia in October 1683. The Lukens Family papers span the dates 1750-1904, with the bulk dates 1759-1800. The little-over two linear feet of the collection includes business and personal correspondence, land office business papers, sketches, and maps. Also included are personal and business accounts, business and household receipts, and legal documents. There are eight series in the Lukens Family Papers. John Lukens Papers is the largest and is divided into three sub-series: Lukens business papers, both correspondence and documents; Legal papers; and Family Letters. Other series include: Charles Lukens Business Correspondence; Jesse Lukens Correspondence and Business Papers; Lawrence Keene, Business Papers; Sarah Lukens Keene Papers; Henry Edgar Keene Papers; Ellen Keen Mitchell Papers; and Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents. Some of the materials from these series have been removed to an oversize manuscript box for storage
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Grubb Family papers
Date(s):1737-1940
Call No:MSS 0355
Abstract:The Grubb family were prominent owners of agricultural and mining lands in the Delaware River valley of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The Grubb family papers concern the business,[...] legal, and personal affairs of the Grubb family and consist of one linear foot of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, account ledgers, receipts and discharges, funeral notices, certification notices, legal items, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. Though the scope of this collection deals with the Grubb family throughout a long period which saw the eruption of several major wars, most notably the American Revolution and the Civil War, there is surprisingly little spoken of these conflicts. One of the few references made to war was in an 1861 letter from Clarissa Wilson, who wrote that the sons of her brother William may have volunteered in the army. Indeed, in the convulsions of the American revolution many wealthy families found themselves faced with financial ruin or confiscation of their property, but the silence of the records seems to suggest that the Grubb family escaped this fate.
Creator:Elliot family
Title:Elliot-McKee family deeds
Date(s):1753-1900
Call No:MSS 0584
Abstract:This collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century deeds, mortgages, and bonds relate to the McKee and Elliot families of New Castle County, Delaware.
Subjects:Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--18th century | Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--19th century | Real property--Delaware--New Castle County--History--20th century | Wilmington (Del.) | More Subjects
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