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Creator:Henderson, Benjie
Title:Benjie Henderson papers
Date(s):1862-1870
Call No:MSS 0222
Abstract:The Benjie Henderson papers is a collection of diaries and photographs belonging to Benjie Henderson, a young woman living near Newark, Delaware. They reflect the daily life of Ms. Henderson[...] as a young school girl and later as school teacher, including her feelings about teaching, her daily routines, and other personal reflections. Also contained in the diaries are detailed monthly financial accounts kept by Ms. Henderson.
Creator:Morton, James Madison, 1803-1881
Title:James M. Morton travel journal
Date(s):1859-1870
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0053
Abstract:The journal of Massachusetts resident James Madison Morton contains accounts of two trips to South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama taken in 1859 and 1861. It also contains brief notes and[...] memoranda dated from 1859-1870.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Travelers--Diaries | Travelers | Alabama--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
Title:Winfield Scott Hancock papers
Date(s):1865-1872
Call No:MSS 0099, F0815
Abstract:This collection comprises eleven documents regarding the military career of Winfield Scott Hancock, particularly his involvement in the execution of accused Lincoln assassination conspirator, Mary Surratt, his brief command of[...] the fifth military district (Louisiana and Texas) during Reconstruction, and biographical material which highlights his military career during the Civil War.
Subjects:Conspiracies--United States--History--19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana | More Subjects
Creator:Fulton, Edward A.
Title:Edward A. Fulton letters
Date(s):1860-1877
Call No:MSS 0218
Abstract:This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of forty-three letters written primarily between 1860 and 1863. The majority of the letters were written by Edward A. Fulton to his[...] mother, Mary Fulton, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript formulae and receipts book
Date(s):1861-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0109
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American manuscript contains approximately eighty-five pages of medicinal formulae and household receipts along with notes and sketches of plants and their medicinal properties. The volume dates from approximately[...] 1861 to 1877 and may have been created by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident with a medical or scientific background.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Rachel Leah Lindeman album
Date(s):1862-1877
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0008
Abstract:The Rachel Leah Lindeman album is a presentation album which was given to Lindeman on March 18, 1862, in honor of her birthday. The album, which contains thirty-four pages of[...] photographs, poems, artwork (pencil sketches, ink drawings, cartoons, illuminations, watercolors, etc.), elaborate calligraphy, and pressed flowers dating from 1862 to 1877, is a fine example of a Victorian presentation album with colonial Indian influences.
Subjects:India--History--19th century | Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Smith, Edward F., active 1869
Title:Edward F. Smith travel journal
Date(s):1869-1870
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0067
Abstract:This travel diary written by Edward F. Smith documents his 1869 journey from Dubuque, Iowa, to Omaha, Nebraska, and further west along the Platte River. The journal also served as[...] a commonplace book and features handwritten quotes and poems, assorted facts, sketches, handwriting exercises, records of financial transactions, and debts owed.
Subjects:Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Personal narratives | Travelers--United States--History--19th century | Travelers--United States--Diaries | Fort Kearny (Neb.)--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:First National Eclectic Assurance Society
Title:First National Eclectic Assurance Society Financial Committee minutes and John C. McCoy medical notes
Date(s):1868-1879
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0136
Abstract:The first portion of this volume contains the meeting minutes of the National Eclectic Assurance Society of the United States, Finance Committee, from 1868-1873, while the latter portion contains notes[...] kept by medical student John C. McCoy.
Subjects:Insurance | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Medicine--United States--History--19th century | Physicians
Creator:Doran, James S., active 1866-1872
Title:Private journal of James S. Doran
Date(s):1866-1872
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0023
Abstract:The journal is a personal narrative of James S. Doran, who served in the capacity of engineer on several steamships, including theMerrimack, the Thomas Kelso, the San Pelago, and the[...] City of Mexico from May 17, 1866 through April 25, 1872.
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Subjects:Seafaring life--History--19th century | Steam engineers--19th century--Diaries | Steamboats--history--19th century | Marine engineers
Creator:Brooks, Shirley, 1816-1874
Title:Shirley Brooks letters
Date(s):1854-1874
Call No:MSS 0246
Abstract:Writer Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-1874) was born and educated in London, England and pursued a career as a journalist, novelist, and dramatist. The correspondence of C.W. Shirley Brooks consists[...] of 37 letters from Brooks to various friends and acquaintances. The collection dates from 1854 to February 8, 1874, just two weeks before his death. Brooks's correspondence discusses literary matters, his health, social engagements, and editorial work.
Creator:Browne, N. B. (Nathaniel Borodaille), 1819-1875
Title:N. B. Browne papers
Date(s):1845-1873
Call No:MSS 0424
Abstract:Nathaniel Borradaile Browne, (1819-1875), was a Philadelphia lawyer, businessman, and public servant. The N.B. Browne papers, 1845-1873, documents professional and personal [...] affairs of a successful nineteenth- century Philadelphia businessman and public servant. Comprising .3 linear feet of correspondence, legal documents, and financial papers, much of the collection roughly corresponds to Browne’s various occupations and is arranged in three series. Series I. Legal Practice includes documents dating from 1845-1846 and related to Browne’s private legal practice. Series II. Political Appointments represents Browne’s service as Postmaster of Philadelphia, (1859-1861), and as Assistant Treasurer of the U.S. at Philadelphia, (1868- 1871). Series III. Business, Public Service, Personal Affairs includes items from Browne’s tenure as Treasurer of the Fairmount Park Commission, (1868-1871), as well as business, personal, and family matters that span the entire date range.
Creator:Hall, John Wood
Title:John Wood Hall shipping papers
Date(s):1860-1889
Call No:MSS 0116
Abstract:John Wood Hall (1817-1892) was a merchant shipowner and Governor of Delaware. The Hall papers contain approximately five hundred records from John W. Hall's merchant and shipping businesses.
Subjects:Businesspeople--Delaware--History--19th century | Shipping--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople
Creator:Handy, George
Title:George Handy papers
Date(s):1841-1871
Call No:MSS 0133
Abstract:The George Handy Papers, 1845-1871 (bulk 1846-1850), comprises 273 letters and business documents from a prominent Philadelphia-based nineteenth-century merchant. The collection, as a whole, reflects social and personal relations with[...] Handy family members in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Mississippi, as well as other friends; and business and economic affairs of domestic and foreign commerce, much of which was conducted by shipping through the ports of Philadelphia and New Orleans, or via the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Subjects:Epidemics | Businesspeople | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript recipe and clippings book
Date(s):1852-1878
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0150
Abstract:This anonymous mid- to late-nineteenth century American manuscript and clippings book includes numerous recipes, many with ties to the cuisine of the American South. It also includes handwritten and pasted-in[...] home remedies, poems, puzzles, and stories.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc
Creator:Baker, Matilda
Title:Matilda Baker diary
Date(s):1854-1880
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0089
Abstract:Matilda Baker of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept this diary between May 1857 and March 1858, recording information about social visits, her work habits, and events taking place in Philadelphia. She[...] also recorded information about railroad shares, bonds, and other financial investments held by herself and other women from 1854 to 1880.
Subjects:Women--United States--Diaries | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Essay on slavery in England
Date(s):1860-1890
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0127
Abstract:This manuscript essay describes the legal history of slavery in England, focusing especially on the precedents for and limitations of the 1772 Somerset vs. Stewart decision.
Subjects:Slavery--Great Britain | Slavery--Law and Legislation | Law--History
Creator:Willett, Joseph, active 1856-1880
Title:Joseph Willett 1856 eclectic scrapbook of engravings
Date(s):1856-1880
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0043
Abstract:This American scrapbook bears the name Joseph Willett, along with the date 1856, on the inside cover and is predominantly comprised of monochromatic engravings, printed images, and illustrated verses.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Boston (Mass.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
Creator:Donnell, Samuel M.
Title:Samuel M. Donnell account books
Date(s):1852-1880
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0081
Abstract:The account books of Samuel M. Donnell span the dates 1852 until 1880 and encompass both Donnell's real estate concerns and his farming and household interests in Newark, Delaware.
Subjects:Real property--Alabama--Montgomery--History--19th century | Moneylenders--19th century | Finance, Personal--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | Agriculture--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Auchincloss, W. S. (William Stuart), 1842-1928
Title:William S. Auchincloss scrapbook
Date(s):1862-1892
Call No:MSS 0420
Abstract:William Stuart Auchincloss (1842-1928) was the son of John Auchincloss (1810-1876), a prominent New York dry goods merchant. John Auchincloss was in partnership with his brother under the business[...] name John and Hugh Auchincloss; they built upon the firm established by their own father, who had come to American as an agent for the family manufacturing business in Paisley, Scotland. This one-volume scrapbook, with contents spanning 1862-1892, includes correspondence, maps, tickets, papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, advertisements, and drawings; and was largely assembled from the professional activities of William S. Auchincloss. Evidence within the scrapbook points to the wide range of interests that captured the attention of Auchincloss, a civil and mechanical engineer, originally from New York who later resided in Wilmington, Delaware, and in Philadelphia.
Creator:Wilson, Alexander
Title:Alexander Wilson papers
Date(s):1852-1890
Call No:MSS 0388
Abstract:The personal and business papers of Alexander Wilson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery just below Newark in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, [...] include letters, envelopes, brochures, receipts, checks, and ephemera. As a successful businessman in New Castle County, Delaware, Wilson was involved in county government. From evidence in the collection, Wilson was a Trustee of the Poor (1877), Secretary of School District 54, New Castle County (1875), and a commissioner of the New Castle County Levy Court. The correspondence concerns customer inquiries about the equipment that Wilson manufactured and responses to Wilson's own inquiries and orders from other manufacturers and retailers of parts and supplies. Most letters are very brief: acknowledging orders, requesting clarification of orders, and stating transportation arrangements with railroad companies, especially the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad, whose tracks lay not far from Wilson's plant. The strength of this collection lays in the advertising information presented on brochures, trade cards, and envelopes, which offer detailed information about agricultural machines, engines, parts, and tools, and often specify prices, sizes, and provide diagrams. Another strength of this collection lays in its record of a network of interdependent manufacturing concerns in the East and midwest, each producing goods necessary to the operation of the others.
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