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Creator:Russel, William, 1777-1858
Title:William Russel ledgers
Date(s):1808-1885
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0076
Abstract:Includes two ledgers kept by the Russel family of Lewes, Delaware, primarily documenting the accounts of William Russel's tannery, farming, and dry goods services, but also containing miscellaneous items related[...] to other pursuits or other family members.
Subjects:Tanners--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Dry-goods--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Farmers--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Tanners | More Subjects
Creator:Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884
Title:Eli K. Price papers
Date(s):1822-1886
Call No:MSS 0281
Abstract:Eli Kirk Price was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and legal reformer. He was born in East Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to a Quaker family descended from Philip Price, an early[...] Pennsylvania settler. The Eli K. Price papers consist of two linear feet of legal material. Price was a leading Philadelphia real estate lawyer, a fact reflected in the collection. The collection is divided into three series. Series I covers Price’s correspondence; series II contains material from his law office; series III consists of materials from Price’s activities outside his legal practice.
Creator:Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Title:George and Robert Cruikshank collection
Date(s):1812-1875
Call No:GRA 0100
Abstract:The collection consists of paintings, drawings, and prints done by George (1792-1878) and Robert (1789-1856) Cruikshank, primarily for book and magazine illustration between 1812 and 1875, as well as a[...] small group of letters of George Cruikshank.
Creator:Masten, Cornelius
Title:Cornelius Masten papers
Date(s):1811-1886
Call No:MSS 0203
Abstract:Cornelius Masten was a mid-nineteenth-century resident of the town of Milo, village of Penn Yan, Yates County, New York State. He was a lawyer, the first judge of Yates County,[...] and a Superior Court Councillor. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, legal documents, and receipts. The personal correspondence is primarily between Masten and his sons (names unknown). Legal documents regarding loans and land purchase, and receipts are also included.
Creator:Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
Title:Thomas Francis Bayard letters
Date(s):1829-1896
Call No:MSS 0098, F0005
Abstract:Two handwritten letters from Thomas Francis Bayard, written on letterhead of the Embassy of the United States, London; one thanking "Ginn & Co" for a copy of a book, [...] the other about Bayard's interest in George Washington. Also included is a photcopy of a letter discussing Bayard's upcoming travel plans and thanking and acknowledging the receiver's recent hospitality.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Batten, Mahlon, 1819-1888
Title:Mahlon and James Batten family papers
Date(s):1832-1874
Call No:MSS 0793
Abstract:This collection consists of four volumes containing tax assessments, mathematical exercises, accounts, memoranda, and school compositions created by Mahlon and James Batten of Pencader Hundred, Delaware, between 1832 and 1874.
Subjects:Tax assessment | Tax collection | Education--Delaware--History--19th century | Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Papers of Wilmington banks
Date(s):1831-1895
Call No:MSS 0594
Abstract:The Papers of Wilmington Banks, 1831-1895, consists of .1 linear feet of material pertaining to the chartering and dissolution of specific independent and national banks in Wilmington, Delaware, and the[...] passing of the National Banking Acts of 1863 and 1864.
Subjects:Banks and banking--Delaware--History--19th century | National banks (United States)--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Snow, Theodore William, 1810-1872
Title:Journal of voyage to England- travels in England, Wales, Ireland Scotland voyage home, March 29th - Oct. 25th 1834 : Journal of a voyage to Rio de Janeiro-Bahia-Pernambuco New York, Dec 15th 1835
Date(s):1834-1872
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0068
Abstract:Reverend Theodore William Snow's travel journal chronicles three separate trips to the British Isles and Brazil in the 1830s. Snow’s ink and pencil entries fill a marbleized paper-covered account book[...] and detail travel by ship, landmarks and structures seen, events, social customs, and religious practices.
Subjects:Religion and culture--Europe--History--19th century | Travel--Guidebooks--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Ocean travel--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Sprague, William B. (William Buell), 1795-1876
Title:Letters from William Buell Sprague
Date(s):1834-1874
Call No:MSS 0099, F0551
Abstract:American clergyman, biographer, and autograph collector William Buell Sprague was born in Hebron, Connecticut, on October 16, 1795. Two subjects, collecting autographs and compiling his Annals of the American Pulpit,[...] dominate the seventeen letters written by William Buell Sprague in this collection. In his letters written to several clergy, Sprague solicits information on Protestant ministers who are to be profiled in Annals. In his letters to friends or acquaintances, he discusses his collection of autographs. In some cases he actually sends a coveted autograph and in other cases he offers to examine documents in an attempt to authenticate the author. Written between 1836 and 1874, these letters convey Sprague's passion for both his vocation, ministry, and his avocation, autograph collecting.
Creator:Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888
Title:James C. Booth papers
Date(s):1833-1888
Call No:MSS 0175
Abstract:The James C. Booth papers consist of an extensive collection of Booth's personal, professional, and family papers. Included is a large collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues[...] in the chemistry and geology professions; substantial correspondence with family members, notably his mother, Ann Bolton Booth, and his wife Margaret M. "Rettie" Booth; and extensive correspondence with and concerning professional and charitable organizations. Booth's work as a chemical consultant and assayer, as well as his work as Chief Melter and Refiner at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, is documented in correspondence and documents. A collection of James Booth's journals and notebooks, including his survey notes taken during the 1838 Delaware Geological Survey, are also present.
Subjects:Chemistry | Families--United States--History--19th century | Geology
Creator:Allen, William F. (William Franklin), 1883-1946
Title:William F. Allen scrapbooks
Date(s):1830-1946
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0002
Abstract:Two scrapbooks chronicling William Franklin Allen's 1937-1938 term in the U. S. House of Representatives for the state of Delaware, as well as his business affairs in Seaford, Delaware.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--20th century. | Businesspeople | Legislators | Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Virden family
Title:Virden family papers
Date(s):1783-1901
Call No:MSS 0489
Abstract:This collection relates to the Virden (or Virdin) family of Delaware, specifically Samuel Virden (1793-1876) of Kent County and his descendants. Samuel's children and their spouses also figure prominently in[...] this collection. The Virden family papers, spanning the years 1783-1901, consist of thirty-six letters, receipts, deeds, accounts, and other documents.
Subjects:Families--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople--Delaware--History--19th century | Shipping--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Carty family
Title:Carty family papers
Date(s):1815-1912
Call No:MSS 0507
Abstract:The Carty family papers, 1815-1912, represent nearly a century of the business activities as well as the personal lives of various members of the Carty family of New Jersey. The[...] collection also includes papers of the Shreve family, which seems to have been related to the primary family in some way. The material consists mainly of receipts, account ledgers, and personal and business correspondence.
Subjects:Businesspeople--United States--History--19th century | House construction--United States--History--19th century | Architecture, American--History--19th century | Architecture--New Jersey--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers
Date(s):1810-1917
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers, spanning the dates 1810-1917 (bulk dates 1840-1896), document the professional career, and to a lesser extent the personal life, of the Philadelphia lawyer, Joseph Brevitt[...] Townsend.
Subjects:Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Probate courts--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Circuit courts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Law--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Pfeiffer, Gordon A.
Title:Gordon A. Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection
Date(s):1800-1900
Call No:GRA 0124
Abstract:Gordon A. Pfeiffer is a Delaware book, postcard, book art, and ephemera collector and an original founder of the Delaware Bibliophiles. The Gordon Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection comprises[...] over one thousand trade cards of Delaware suppliers and merchants.
Subjects:Advertising--History--19th century | Chromolithography--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Baker-Fales-Rush family papers
Date(s):1800-1926
Call No:MSS 0311
Abstract:The affluent Baker family of Philadelphia was closely tied to two other prominent Philadelphia families, the Fales and the Rush families. Alfred G. Baker, a successful Philadelphia businessman, married[...] the daughter of George Fales, originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, who in turn had married the daughter of Lewis Rush.The Baker-Fales-Rush family papers consists of three linear feet of material related to these interrelated Philadelphia families. Materials in the collection span over more than a century from 1800 to 1926. The bulk of the material in the collection is from the period 1820-1920. The collection preserves a variety of genres including correspondence, essays, speeches, contracts, estate inventories, ledgers, financial journals, and checks.
Creator:Gratz, Alfred
Title:Alfred Gratz family papers
Date(s):1802-1894
Call No:MSS 0320
Abstract:The five members of the Philadelphia Gratz family who have documents in this collection are Hyman Gratz (1776-1857), Simon Gratz (b. 1773), Joseph Gratz (1785-1857), Henry S. Gratz (1859-1922), and[...] Alfred Gratz (1855-1938). Hyman, Simon, and Joseph Gratz were brothers, born to the prominent Philadelphia merchant, Michael Gratz. Their sister, Rebecca Gratz, was the prototype of the heroine in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and a noted Philadelphia philanthropist. The three brothers, who fought in the War of 1812, were prominent Philadelphians as successful merchants and financiers, and as patrons of the arts and leaders in the Jewish community. Although the Alfred Gratz Family Papers span the dates 1802-1894 (bulk dates 1880-1892) and include documents related to five members of the Gratz family, the papers chiefly are comprised of correspondence and documents generated during the initial years following Alfred Gratz's election as Register of Wills for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1888. In addition to .5 linear feet of correspondence and documents related to Alfred Gratz, the papers include ten documents related to Hyman Gratz, Simon Gratz, Joseph Gratz, and Henry S. Gratz. The documents include receipts, deeds, a stock certificate, a membership certificate, letters, and a bond of indemnity. A description of each of these items is included in the series notes.
Creator:Sparks, James C.
Title:Sparks family papers
Date(s):1823-1945
Call No:MSS 0408
Abstract:During the first few decades of the twentieth century the Sparks family was involved in the poultry business in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Sparks[...] Family Papers provide numerous details of a family-owned egg and poultry business and consist of one linear foot of photographs, financial documents, tax records, ledgers, letters, envelopes, a postcard, metal egg carton, feed bag, certificate, and printed material. This small collection is arranged in two series: the Sparks poultry businesses and the papers of James C. Sparks.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Townsend family papers
Date(s):1809-1920
Call No:MSS 0445
Abstract:Samuel Townsend, businessman and prominent Delaware Democrat, was born on 31 October 1812 in St. George’s Hundred, Delaware. After a brief career as a ship[...] captain in the early 1830s, he returned to St. George’s Hundred and began mining ore. He soon found more success in the timber industry and, with his brother John, began acquiring property in northern and central Delaware to further this business. hroughout his adult life, Samuel was a vibrant force in Delaware politics. In this respect historians have portrayed him original, aggressive, and public spirited, as well as a “cross for some Democrats to bear.” (Hancock, p.13) The Townsend family papers consist of .6 linear feet of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809 – 1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War. With the exception of some family correspondence and a few letter drafts, John and Samuel Townsend do not figure prominently as authors in this collection.
Creator:Livermore, W. R. (William Roscoe), 1843-1919
Title:William Livermore papers
Date(s):1814-1919
Call No:MSS 0157
Abstract:The William Livermore papers give a comprehensive account of the career of a U.S. Army engineer in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
Subjects:Engineers
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