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Creator:Bates, Arlo, 1850-1918
Title:Arlo Bates and George L. Vose papers
Date(s):1879-1916
Call No:MSS 0373
Abstract:A novelist, poet, and teacher, Arlo Bates was born in East Machias, Maine, on December 16, 1850. Bates is the author of fourteen novels and[...] additionally published seven volumes of poetry. A note in the collection indicates that George Leonard Vose was Bates' father-in-law and it is indicated by the collection that they remained close. Vose himself was an academic; he was a highly respected professor of civil engineering at Bowdoin College where he authored a handbook for engineers, A Manual for Railroad Engineers and Engineering Students. The Arlo Bates and George L. Vose Papers comprise .3 linear feet (153 items) of letters, photographs, and an unidentified manuscript fragment. The collection spans the years 1879 to 1916 and includes correspondence from many well known novelists, poets, biographers, scholars, editors, publishers, composers, and statesmen. Taken together, Bates's letters offer an interesting critique of the literary marketplace of the time. Many letters reflect the difficulties of women writers struggling to break into a male dominated market. Many such writers ask for advice or thank Bates for his kind words and encouragement. Vose's letters, on the other hand, tend more toowards the personal. His letters to his sister-in-law, Persis N. Andrews, are filled with local news of weddings and births and the sad passing of old friends. He vividly captures the landscape and eccentric characters of the small seaside community of Costine, Maine.
Creator:Marvel family
Title:David T. Marvel family correspondence
Date(s):1876-1905
Call No:MSS 0139
Abstract:The sixty-five letters in the David T. Marvel Family Correspondence span the dates 1876–1905. In addition to letters from David Marvel to his wife Mary and his daughter Ann, the[...] collection includes letters from Mrs. Rhoda B. Rondebush to Mrs. Marvel, several letters from different individuals to Judge E. Wootten (Marvel’s father-in-law), and a letter from Thomas F. Bayard to David Marvel.
Subjects:Families--United States--History--19th century | Education--United States--History--19th century
Creator:Harris, Ella, active 1875-1895
Title:Ella Harris nineteenth-century American scrapbook
Date(s):1875-1895
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0030
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American children's scrapbook bears the inscription "To Ella, Much Love from Edith and Edna." The scrapbook features trade cards; Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and New Year's greeting cards;[...] collectible scraps of flowers, animals, and children; one silk program for "Nunnemacher's Grand Opera" featuring a performance of Martha by the Milwaukee Philharmonic Society.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century
Creator:Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937
Title:Robert Underwood Johnson collection
Date(s):1879-1931
Call No:MSS 0121
Abstract:The Robert Underwood Johnson Collection comprises 2 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and realia of American poet, editor, and diplomat R.U. Johnson (1853-1937). In addition[...] to his literary and diplomatic pursuits, Johnson, together with naturalist John Muir, instigated the movement which resulted in the creation of Yosemite National Park.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | International relations | American literature--20th century | More Subjects
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:United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Special Subcommittee on Light-House Establishment
Title:United States Light-House Board collection
Date(s):1875-1912
Call No:MSS 0381
Abstract:Under direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the United States Light-House Board* was created in 1852. The purpose of the board was to oversee[...] the United States Light-House Establishment, a body created in 1789 to manage the twelve colonial lighthouses that were then in existence along the eastern seaboard, as well as to oversee construction of new structures. The U.S. Light-House Establishment Collection concerns the construction and maintenance of lighthouses located in the Fourth Light-House District around the Delaware Bay. The collection, spanning the period 1875-1912, comprises 1.5 linear feet and oversize material, and includes contracts, bids, correspondence, plans, a logbook, and an account book. The bulk of the items in the collection are bid and contract packets for various work projects in the Fourth Light-House District.
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:Cottrell Company
Title:C. B. Cottrell Sons Co. printing specimens and trade catalogs
Date(s):1874-1910
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0014
Abstract:The C. B. Cottrell & Sons Co. printing specimens and trade catalogs includes approximately 133 items related to this printing press manufacturer spanning the period 1874 to 1910. Items found[...] in the collection include trade catalogs, advertising cards, broadside and leaflet advertisements, blank stationery, memoranda, ledger sheets, invoices, receipts, and other printing specimens, and other materials related to the business.
Subjects:Printing machinery and supplies--History--19th century | Printing machinery and supplies--History--20th century | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--19th century | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--20th 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: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:Williams, William John
Title:William John Williams papers
Date(s):1876-1923
Call No:MSS 0422
Abstract:William John Williams, an analytical chemist who immigrated to the United States in 1885 from Abergele, North Wales in Great Britain, worked in a number[...] of manufacturing fields, including fertilizers, soaps, bleaches, brickmaking, and sewage and water treatment. The William John Williams papers consist of .7 linear feet of correspondence, copybooks, letterpress books, science notebooks, blueprints, patent documents, scientific documents, chemistry manuscripts, booklets, playscripts, advertisements, circulars, and notes. Three series comprise the collection: I. Correspondence, II. Professional Papers, and III. Personal Papers. Correspondence and professional papers in the collection indicate that Williams found and pursued numerous occupational opportunities within the dynamic fields of chemistry and manufacturing found in Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Creator:R. Hoe & Company
Title:R. Hoe & Company collection
Date(s):1876-1929
Call No:MSS 0469
Abstract:Born in England in 1784, Robert Hoe studied carpentry before immigrating to the United States in 1803. Upon arrival, Hoe met Matthew Smith and together[...] they formed Smith, Hoe & Company in 1805 in New York City, specializing in the manufacture of wooden hand presses. Following the death of Smith, Hoe took over the company and changed its name to R. Hoe & Company in 1822. The R. Hoe & Company collection consists of one linear foot of material spanning the dates 1876 to 1929. During this period, the company main offices were located in the block 504 to 520 Grand Street in New York City. The collection includes catalogs for various pieces of printing machinery, samples of company letterhead, price lists for materials produced by R. Hoe & Company, printed collections of publisher opinions regarding the quality and efficiency of Hoe products, British patents extended to R. Hoe & Company for manufacture in London, assorted printed ephemera of R. Hoe & Company, and ephemera related to William R. Fish, a civil engineer who patented various improvements in the field of printing technology.
Creator:Church, William Conant, 1836-1917
Title:William Conant Church papers
Date(s):1876-1917
Call No:MSS 0099, F0869
Abstract:Consists of the William Conant Church papers, which includes letters written to Church, photographs of the interior of the Century Association of New York City, and printed ephemera. Letter writers[...] include William Winter, Henry Villard, Brooks Adams, Kate Sanborn, Charles Elio Norton, Whitelaw Reid, Edmund Clarence Stedman and others.
Subjects:Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence | Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Editors--United States--20th century
Creator:Lawrence, Nellie Day, 1865-
Title:Nellie Day Lawrence papers
Date(s):1879-1942
Call No:MSS 0903
Abstract:Nellie Day Lawrence (born 1865) was an editor and club officer of the Turner Grange, Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, in Turner Center, Maine. The Nellie Day Lawrence papers[...] consist of articles and drafts, manuscript copies of the Grange Banner, printed ephemera related to the Turner Grange and Maine schools, correspondence, and other writing. Topics range from musings on the weather and animals, to life in Maine, farming, the World's Columbian Exposition, the local state fair, challenges faced by women, education, and narratives of travel and adventure.
Subjects:Agriculture--Societies, etc | Farm life--Maine--History--19th century | Women--Societies and clubs | Women in community organization | More Subjects
Creator:Shipley, Walter Penn, 1860-
Title:Walter Penn Shipley papers
Date(s):1879-1951
Call No:MSS 0608
Abstract:This collection contains materials related to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and well-known amateur chess enthusiast of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, magazines and[...] newspaper articles of Shipley’s chess activities as well as photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Walter Penn Shipley, his family, and his friends.
Subjects:Chess players--United States--History--20th century | Correspondence chess--United States--History--20th century | Chess--periodicals | Lawyers | More Subjects
Creator:Bates family
Title:Bates family papers
Date(s):1879-1940
Call No:MSS 0758
Abstract:The Bates family papers comprise 1.3 linear feet of correspondence, diaries, and ephemera documenting the personal and professional lives of three generations of Bates family members and largely centering on[...] materials relating to writer Arlo Bates. The collection also offers insights into the archeological work of Arlo’s son, Oric Bates, while documenting the social and professional lives of Arlo’s daughter-in-law Natica Inches Bates and his grandson John Chester Bates. Arlo Bates (1850-1918) was a novelist of over fourteen works of fiction, a poet, and a professor of English at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) in Boston. His son, Oric Bates (1883-1918), became a prominent archeologist and Egyptologist of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum before his untimely death.
Subjects:Excavations (Archaeology)--Egypt | Excavations (Archaeology)--Sudan | World War, 1914-1918
Creator:Lewis, Dorsey Waitman, 1873-1960
Title:Dorsey Waitman Lewis papers
Date(s):1878-1958
Call No:MSS 0349
Abstract:Dorsey Waitman Lewis was born on November 8, 1873 in Lee Mont, Virginia. Lewis studied medicine at the University Of Maryland and began practicing in Parksley, Virginia, before moving to[...] Odessa, Delaware, and then Middletown. The Dorsey W. Lewis Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the prominent Middletown, Delaware, physician Dorsey Lewis (1873-1960?). The collection consists of four linear feet of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, office ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal papers, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. the medical practice and personal business of Dorsey W. Lewis, II. papers regarding his financial and legal management of the wills and estates of Mary Cochran, Caroline R. Tumlin, Stanley and Geraldine Lewis, and Nathaniel Williams, and III. miscellany.
Creator:Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903
Title:James B. Pond papers
Date(s):1878-1944
Call No:MSS 0624
Abstract:American lecture manager and memoirist James B. Pond represented American and British explorers, preachers, politicians, scientists, and writers, on the lecture circuit from 1874 to his death in 1903. The[...] majority of the collection is comprised of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pond; also included are manuscripts and ephemera relating to Pond's family and business.
Subjects:Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence | Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence | Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century | Lecturers | More Subjects
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