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Creator:Maulsby, Samuel
Title:Maulsby family papers
Date(s):1792-1938
Call No:MSS 0160
Abstract:The Maulsby family papers include the business, legal and personal correspondence and other papers of businessman Samuel Maulsby (1792-1838)and his coal and lumber business. Papers relate to his coal and[...] lumber business in general and more specifically to Thomas and Maulsby and Maulsby and Moore Lumber Companies.
Creator:United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:Philadelphia Custom House records
Date(s):1779-1934
Call No:MSS 0781
Abstract:The Philadelphia Custom House records consist of materials generated by and related to the United States Customs Service of the Port of Philadelphia from 1779 to 1932. These records illustrate[...] commercial and shipping interests, as well as foreign trade relations, in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The materials also highlight the growth of the U.S. Customs Service as it took on new responsibilities and wielded greater authority over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition to documents related to shipping and paying duties, the collection also contains materials related to marine insurance, the internal administration of the Philadelphia Custom House, and the activity of ship crews.
Subjects:Shipping | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Customs administration—Officials and employees | Drawbacks | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Potter family papers
Date(s):1796-1943
Call No:MSS 0229
Abstract:The Potter family papers begin with John Potter (1784-1833), who emigrated to the United States from England in his late teens and continue through Mary Agnes Guerrero (b. ca. 1876-),[...] daughter of Henrietta Potter and Felipo Benicio Guerrero, married J. Carlisle Lord in 1906. The collection includes papers of members of the Potter family, including John and Harriet Cardwell Potter; Henry Cardwell and Amanda I. Potter; Henrietta Potter and Felipo Benicio Guerrero; Mary Agnes and Lorenzo Guerrero; Dr. Walter M. James; Alfred, Jane, and G. S. Potter. The documents include business and personal letters, receipts of business and household bills, account books, copy books, ledgers, two genealogies and other ephemera.
Creator:Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company
Title:Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company records
Date(s):1799-1933
Call No:MSS 0401
Abstract:The Carey Bros. Wall Paper Manufacturing Company Records, spanning the dates 1799 - 1933 (1867-1918), consists of one linear foot of ledgers, financial and legal[...] documents, minutes, deeds, ephemera, letters, and a photograph. This small collection documents the existence and demise of a Philadelphia-based business of booksellers, stationers, and manufacturers of blank books and wallpaper. The collection provides valuable insight into a family business that flourished at the end of the nineteenth into the second decade of the twentieth century. The records outline a chronology that leads to the dissolution of the company through documents connected to the Carey family and its business acquisitions and operations.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery
Date(s):1801-1994
Call No:MSS 0601
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While[...] Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Exhibitions | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Specimens | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:John Malcolm Brinnin papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1998
Call No:MSS 0103
Abstract:The Supplement to the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers comprises thirteen linear feet of material spanning the dates [1800s]-1998 (bulk dates 1935-1998). Most of the collection consists of letters to[...] Brinnin; poems, a memoir, journals, and articles written by Brinnin; and personal documents, such as a passport, birth certificate, medical and hospice information, draft notice, photographs, and college diploma. However, the supplement also includes books or manuscripts written by other authors and friends, artwork, clippings, computer software, travel brochures and itineraries, and audiovisual material related to Brinnin.
Subjects:Canadian poetry--20th century
Creator:Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1943
Title:Bright family papers
Date(s):1763-1942
Call No:MSS 0128
Abstract:The Robert Southall Bright Collection concerns the personal and business affairs of theBright family, most notably Philadelphia lawyer Robert Southall Bright (1872-1943) and his wife Caroline de Beelen Bright (d.[...] 1932). The collection comprises 2.3 linear feet of material and contains correspondence, financial and legal items, receipts, insurance policies, leases, speeches, political papers, certificates, invitations and greeting cards, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into five main series: I. Robert S. Bright correspondence, II. financial and legal documents, III. papers concerning other members of the Bright family, IV. miscellaneous papers, and V. photographs.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
Creator:Fulton, Gardiner
Title:Gardiner Fulton papers
Date(s):1813-1989
Call No:MSS 0403
Abstract:Gardiner Fulton (b. ca. 1785) was an Irish immigrant who settled into a farming life in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Gardiner Fulton papers consists of[...] .3 linear feet of financial documents, correspondence, and ephemera. The forty-nine items in this collection contain clues about the life of a mid-nineteenth-century farmer in Philadelphia County. The documents record numerous transactions between Gardiner Fulton and the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company during the early years of its gunpowder manufacturing business in Wilmington, Delaware. Founder of the company Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) traveled to Philadelphia often, and letters in the collection imply that du Pont and Fulton saw each other during some of these journeys. The majority of Gardiner Fulton’s papers is business correspondence, which includes fifteen transactions with the du Pont de Nemours Company (F2). Although limited, these papers do provide some insight into the kinds of supplies used in northeastern Pennsylvania farming communities.
Creator:Littel family
Title:Littell family papers
Date(s):1808-1998
Call No:MSS 0449
Abstract:The Littell family represented in this collection traces its ancestry to some of the early eighteenth-century European settlers in the greater Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Creator:Boyce, Truxton W., 1919-2007
Title:Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers
Date(s):1792-1999
Call No:MSS 0583
Abstract:The Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers contains twenty-six three-ring notebooks and nine folders of genealogical research notes, family photographs, correspondence, and other ephemera related to nineteenth- and[...] twentieth-century generations of Boyce's family lines from Delaware and Virginia. Boyce's research includes the Boyce, Justis, Morrow, Shreve, Wright, Brownley, Lawrence, Sebree, Adams, and Tuley families, as well as the family lines of his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce (including the Jolls, McColgan, Colge, Wise, Lutz, and Lorenz families). In addition to the genealogical focus of the collection, nine autobiographical scrapbooks document the family life of Truxton W. Boyce and his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce, who began their married life in 1942 in Newark, Delaware.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Rodney family papers
Date(s):1773-1941
Call No:MSS 0321
Abstract:The Rodney Family Papers is a small collection (62 items) of genealogical notes and miscellaneous personal papers from a Delaware family prominent, beginning with William Rodney (1660-1708), in the American[...] Revolution and early Federal period of American history. The collection spans the dates 1773-1941 and consists of correspondence, journals, certificates, genealogy, wills, a passport, poetry, newspaper clippings, and essays. Much of the collection consists of photocopies and typescript copies of original materials and family reminiscences. The collection is arranged into two series: the first of genealogical notes and the second of miscellaneous family papers.
Creator:Dobson, Alban, 1885-
Title:Austin Dobson collection
Date(s):1762-1999
Call No:MSS 0644
Abstract:The Austin Dobson collection comprises approximately six linear feet plus oversize material of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, royalty statements, artwork, photographs, wills, genealogies, periodicals, clippings, scrapbooks, copper plates, and printed[...] ephemera. The collection documents the work and life of English author and civil servant (Henry) Austin Dobson (1840-1921) and the management of Dobson's estate and literary legacy by his youngest son, Alban Dobson (1885-1962) and his son, Christopher Dobson (1916-2005), primarily during the period between the author's death in 1921 and Alban Dobson's death in 1962.
Subjects:Authors, English--19th century | Authors, English--20th century | Intellectual property--England | Literary agents | More Subjects
Creator:Saulsbury, Willard, 1861-1927
Title:Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers
Date(s):1716-1930
Call No:MSS 0331
Abstract:Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (1861-1927), was a prominent Delaware lawyer and a member of a a leading Delaware political family, serving in the United States Senate from 1913-1919 as as President[...] Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1916 to 1919. The bulk of the Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers belong to Saulsbury himself, dating from 1908-1926 when Saulsbury was at his political and business peak. The collection, consisting of papers, photographs, maps, and political realia, also includes papers and legal documents belonging to Saulsbury's father, items from the settlement of Saulsbury's estate and papers from cases handled by Saulsbury's law firm, which were not closed until after his death.
Subjects:Business and politics | Business enterprises--United States--History--20th century | Delaware | Delaware--Politics and government--1865-1950 | More Subjects
Creator:Morris, Hugh, -1966
Title:Morris family papers
Date(s):1740-1985
Call No:MSS 0196
Abstract:The Morris Family Papers, a collection of .5 linear feet, includes legal deeds, account books, personal and business correspondence, legal briefs, and photographs. The collection holds material created by the[...] Morris Library's namesake, Judge Hugh M. Morris. There are six series in the Morris Family Papers: Morris Family, consisting of documents related to family land holdings and wills; James A. Smith, consisting of documents and bank books; William W. Morris, consisting of correspondence; Hugh M. Morris, consisting of school notebooks, correspondence, and legal papers; Willard Saulsbury, consisting of correspondence; and Morris Family photographs.
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: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: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: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: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
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