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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: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:Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Title:Walt Whitman manuscript
Date(s):1870-1892
Call No:MSS 0099, F0892
Abstract:This collection consists of an undated, untitled holograph Walt Whitman poem, later published, posthumously, as "186" and "187" in Notes and Fragments (1899).
Subjects:Poets, American--19th century | American poetry--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Eclectic nineteenth-century British scrapbook
Date(s):1865-1890
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0029
Abstract:This eclectically compiled nineteenth-century British scrapbook features collectible scraps of flowers, animals, children, birds, and work scenes; greeting cards; original ink, graphite, and watercolor artwork; material related to British royalty;[...] scenes of famous British places and buildings; and numerous images from varied sources. Several items depict "exotic ethnics," such as a black woman, an "Indian," "Orientals," and "Arabs." Not all of the 36 leaves in this album are filled: the first 23 are filled, perhaps by a young woman or teenage girl; the last two leaves are filled with five color printed images of British trains cut from Boys Own Paper, suggesting perhaps a brother or son is responsible for those images in the album.
Subjects:Monarchy--Great Britain--History--19th century | Minstrel shows | Exoticism in art | Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century | More Subjects
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:Upson, Lucy E., 1818-1892
Title:Lucy E. Upson diary
Date(s):1875-1892
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0077
Abstract:These four manuscripts are volumes of Lucy E. Upson’s diary, which describes life in Kosciusko County, Indiana, between 1875 and 1892. Upson remarked on the weather, her chores, visitors, various[...] religious services, and other aspects of rural life.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Agriculture | Housekeeping--History--19th century | Women--United States--Diaries | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:American scrapbook of Victorian chromolithographic art prints
Date(s):1871-1896
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0035
Abstract:The creator of this scrapbook of Victorian art prints is unknown but presumed to be American as many of the images were published by H. Hallett & Co. of Portland,[...] Maine, or by Knapp Co. Lith. for the Sunday Art Supplement to the New York Recorder. The scrapbook features large chromolithographic prints (and cut-out images from prints) of beautiful women, mothers and children, cherubs, flowers and fruit, animals, American characters, and George and Martha Washington.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Patriotism in art
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.
Creator:McKee, Robert B.
Title:Robert B. McKee papers
Date(s):1861-1901
Call No:MSS 0416
Abstract:The Robert B. McKee papers consist of correspondence, military orders, medical supply inventories, casualty reports, and other material related to service as a surgeon in the 1st Delaware Calvary regiment[...] during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Medical care--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Health--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Surgeons--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Newark (Del.). City Council
Title:Digest of Town Council Minutes Newark, Delaware
Date(s):1866-1900
Call No:MSS 0464
Abstract:This collection consists of one volume containing abstracts of minutes of town council meetings held in Newark, Delaware, between 1866 and 1900 (bulk dates 1888-1900). This digest was prepared in[...] 1959-1960 by William Ditto Lewis, who served as University Librarian at Delaware from 1930-1958.
Subjects:Tax assessment--Delaware | Local elections--Delaware | Fire fighters--Delaware | Police--Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Victorian paperback covers
Date(s):1860-1900
Call No:GRA 0112
Abstract:This collection is composed of 271 lithographic page proofs for illustrated paperback covers published in England and the United States between 1860 and 1900. The titles include popular fiction, children's[...] literature, religious publications, and popular magazines for children.
Creator:Penny, Georgina Maria Cooper, 1850-1902
Title:Georgina M. Cooper copybook and poetry scrapbook
Date(s):1866-1900
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0095
Abstract:This nineteenth-century copybook and scrapbook was kept by student (and later teacher) Georgina Maria Cooper of Hollandsville, Delaware. It contains pages of copied phrases completed when Cooper was in school,[...] poetry clippings, copied lists of deaths and marriages in Kent County, Delaware, and a list of her students in 1871.
Subjects:Education--Delaware--History--19th century | Students | Teachers | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Davis, John L.
Title:John L. Davis medicinal formulae and household recipes
Date(s):1861-1896
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0108
Abstract:Philadelphia chemist John Davis’s manuscript book is filled with medicinal formulae and numerous laid-in receipts and household hints. There are over 135 items as varied as medicinal receipts, graduation announcements,[...] poetry, sketches, and a silhouette.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century | Chemists (scientists)
Creator:Fraim, Robert C., 1830-1903
Title:Robert C. Fraim poetical writings
Date(s):1873-1901
Call No:MSS 0435
Abstract:Robert C. Fraim was born in 1830 at Brandywine Hundred in Delaware. He served as First Sergeant in Company D of the Fifth Delaware Regiment[...] during the Civil War. Following the war, he was appointed Registrar of Wills for New Castle County and was admitted to the New Castle County Bar. The bulk of his career was spent as an attorney in Wilmington. In addition to his professional activities, Fraim wrote poetry and articles for Philadelphia and Wilmington newspapers, typically publishing under the pseudonyms “Lex,” “Robin Hood,” and “Isaker Thompson.” In 1873, Fraim began to collect his poems and articles in a quarto volume, which he titled “Poetical Writings.” The majority of the writings are in holograph copies, though the volume includes several pasted-in newspaper clippings. The volume covers work from 1873 through 1901. In addition to poetry, the collection includes a manuscript “Family History” of the Fraim family, and newspaper clippings of the obituary notices for both Fraim and his wife, Eliza, among other items. There is also an estate inventory.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Girvin family papers
Date(s):1869-1910
Call No:MSS 0394
Abstract:The Girvin Family papers span from 1869 to 1910 and consist principally of personal and professional papers of turn-of-the century Philadelphian physicians Robert M. [...] Girvin and his son, John Harper Girvin. The collection consists of two series: correspondence and receipts of various family members. Highlights of business correspondence to Dr. Robert Girvin include late 1880s letters from Theodore Pruden about the Girvin and Mylin bog in Toms River, New Jersey. Also notable are the letters pertaining to a Dunlow Coal Company lawsuit. The family letters from Europe to John Girvin in April - July 1902 are highly detailed. Mrs. Girvin wrote to John Harper Girvin almost daily, often writing jointly to him and his brother Robert M. Girvin, Jr.
Creator:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend correspondence
Date(s):1862-1912
Call No:MSS 0415
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. By 1866, Townsend had become a noted news journalist, as[...] a war correspondent covering the Civil War for the New York Herald, the New York World, and later, as a ghost writer, for The New York Times. His reports of Lincoln’s assassination and General Sheridan’s victory at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. The George Alfred Townsend correspondence collection includes letters and telegrams addressed to Townsend, legal documents, and other ephemera related to Townsend’s life and work. Other than one letter written to Townsend’s wife and several letters of introduction, the correspondence is addressed directly to Townsend by various friends, business associates, editors, and admirers. Also included in the collection are publishing contracts, a copyright claim, and a summons to appear in court.
Creator:Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905
Title:Jay Cooke papers
Date(s):1864-1905
Call No:MSS 0241
Abstract:Jay Cooke (1821-1905) grew up on the Ohio frontier and came to Philadelphia in the late 1830s to work as a clerk for E.W. Clark & Co. In 1860, Cooke[...] formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William G. Moorhead, and established Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia. The firm dealt primarily in bank notes, bills of exchange, and stock, in addition to discounting paper and receiving deposits. The Civil War, however, turned the direction of the company. The firm became involved in federal finances and securities. The Jay Cooke papers contain 300 items including autograph and printed correspondence and documents pertaining to Jay Cooke & Co. The bulk of the collection is dated from the years immediately prior to and following the bankruptcy of the company in 1873. A few letters and financial documents date back to the formation of the company in 1861, and a few letters and documents date from Jay Cooke’s death in 1905. This collection offers many glimpses of the kind of speculative financing conducted in the last quarter of the 19th century when “Big Business” was on the rise.
Creator:Collins & Autenrieth
Title:Collins and Autenrieth architectural works
Date(s):1852-1904
Call No:MSS 0359
Abstract:Despite the prominence of the nineteenth-century Philadelphia architectural firm of Collins & Autenrieth, not much is known about the background of its two founding members. Edward Collins (1821-1902) was born[...] in Köningsberg, Prussia, and studied at universities in Karlsruhe and Berlin, two important architectural centers in Germany. While there, he became friends with Charles M. Autenrieth (1828-1906), who was born in Wurtenburg, and who was also a student of architecture. According to the records of his family, Collins came to Philadelphia in 1849, and it is likely that he persuaded Autenrieth to come with him. The work of Collins and Autenrieth was quite varied, designing buildings for both private individuals and civic institutions, and much of their work centered on the German immigrant community of Philadelphia. The Collins & Autenrieth architectural works collection covers the entire span of their partnership from 1854-1902 and contains 422 items, and includes elevations, floorplans, perspectives, renderings, sections, details, blueprints, and several notebooks. The collection at the University of Delaware contains only a portion of the extant works from the firm of Collins & Autenrieth. Nevertheless, the collection provides a good indication of the scope and quality of their work.
Creator:Bates, George Handy, 1845-1916
Title:George Handy Bates Samoan papers
Date(s):1869-1916
Call No:MSS 0125
Abstract:The George Handy Bates Samoan papers are made up of correspondence, documents, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to George Handy Bates's tenure as a special investigator into Samoan[...] affairs beginning in 1886, and as a commissioner to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs.
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Subjects:Samoan question | Politicians | Polynesia--Civilization | Polynesia--Social life and customs | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century collecting card album
Date(s):1850-1899
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0085
Abstract:This nineteenth-century album contains approximately 154 illustrated collecting cards depicting various human-built or natural landscapes, places, activities, and wildlife. Many, if not all, of these collecting cards were part[...] of sets produced by Louis Prang & Co. of Boston, Massachussetts.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--History--19th century | Botanical illustration | Outdoor recreation | Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
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