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Creator:Trumbull, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1830-1903
Title:Henry Clay Trumbull correspondence
Date(s):1844-1892
Call No:MSS 0238
Abstract:Henry Clay Trumbull (1830-1903) was a noted author, editor, and Sunday-school missionary. The collection contains 120 letters written by various members of Henry Clay Trumbull's family. The majority of the[...] letters are between Trumbull and his parents and siblings.
Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | Connecticut--Description and travel
Creator:Black, John Janvier, 1837-1909
Title:John Janvier Black papers
Date(s):1860-1909
Call No:MSS 0221
Abstract:John Janvier Black, United States surgeon and resident physician to Blockley Hospital, was born in Delaware City, Delaware, November 6, 1837, the son of Charles H. Black and Anne Janvier[...] Black. He was president of the Delaware Insane Asylum and helped greatly in the formation of the Delaware State Hospital. The John Janvier Black papers consist of 45 physician's visiting lists, a notebook of hospital observations, a personal diary, and two notebooks belonging to unidentified persons. In addition to information related to his practice, Black's visiting lists contain recipes, notes on his fruit orchards, and reports of local Delaware events. Of particular interest are Black's description of the Old Lyle House in New Castle (1885), and his reports on the opening days of the New Castle-Wilmington Electric Railway (March 18, 1897) and the New Castle-Delaware City Electric Railroad (August 30, 1900). Also of interest is Black's visiting list from 1895, in which he calculates the national debt of the United States and mentions that President Cleveland was issuing bonds to protect the country's gold reserves. Additionally, two unidentified notebooks that did not belong to Black are also included in the collection. One of the notebooks is a personal diary for the year 1864. In the first part of the year, the author is stationed in the army, inspecting weapons, reviewing regiments, and preparing ordnance accounts. In the latter half of the diary the author returns home to Chester, Pennsylvania, to live with his wife, Mary. The second notebook, from 1904, is a visiting list from another doctor. This notebook contains patients' names, their ailments, and how they were treated; also included is the doctor's cash account and total earnings for the year.
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:Creator unknown
Title:Chinese genre drawings
Date(s):1860-1912
Call No:GRA 0110
Abstract:Two volumes of drawings of Chinese life; on double leaves of pith paper. Some are colored. Bound in silk brocade, typical of albums meant for the western tourist trade.
Subjects:China trade art--Specimens | Art genres--China | China--Social life and customs--Pictorial works | Occupations--China--Pictorial works | More Subjects
Creator:Murray, Wm
Title:Chinese genre drawings
Date(s):1860-1912
Call No:GRA 0111
Abstract:Six disbound volumes and 6 separate drawings (2 color) of Chinese life. Originally on double leaves of pith paper, the bulk have been slit into separate leaves. Volumes identified by[...] stab sewing holes; the 6 separate drawings were trimmed. Three volumes have original yellow front wrappers; 2 have in manuscript "Wm. Murray."
Subjects:China trade art--Specimens | Art genres--China | China--Social life and customs--Pictorial works | Occupations--China--Pictorial works | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Children's scrapbook belonging to "A.R."
Date(s):1850-1899
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0026
Abstract:This nineteenth-century children's scrapbook bears the initials "A.B." and the date 1891 in cross stitch on a small oval canvas label affixed to a red cloth cover. The scrapbook features[...] both German and English trade cards; collectible scraps of flowers, animals, children, and flowers; visiting cards; New Year cards; color printed cartoons of Grimm fairy tales and rhymes in German; and other color printed images.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of theatrical, historical, royal, and artistic content
Date(s):1846-1899
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0040
Abstract:This British nineteenth-century scrapbook of theatrical, historical, royal, and artistic content features images created from multiple printing processes, predominantly monochromatic engravings, though the album also includes original artwork, elaborately printed[...] Victorian-era greeting cards, and other color illustrations. Collected images include Italian, French, and primarily British landmarks, abbeys, cathedrals, historic landscapes, and British monarchs and nobility. This scrapbook also contains numerous theatrical images of Shakespearean actors, apparently cut from Tallis Dramatic Magazine, and General Theatrical and Musical Review. The date span for this album ranges from 1846-1890s, based on the inclusion of eight chapter illustrations by Phiz from Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son, which was serialized between 1846-1848, and a portrait of a mature Edward, Prince of Wales.
Subjects:Theater--Great Britain--History--19th century | Scrapbooks--Great Britain--19th century | Great Britain--Pictorial works
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:Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919
Title:Henry Mills Alden papers
Date(s):1862-1907
Call No:MSS 0197
Abstract:Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont,[...] on 3 November 1836. The Henry Mills Alden papers consist of correspondence from various literary figures to American author and editor of Harper's Magazine, Henry Mills Alden, as well as a photograph of William Sharp. The letters deal with both personal and business matters. Many of them detail publishing and editorial decisions; discuss works in progress; and offer commendations on Alden's various publications, thanks for his help, and sympathy upon the death of Alden's wife. It is clear that Alden's relationships with several of the correspondents -- notably Horace E. Scudder, John Bigelow, William Sharp, and Edmund Clarence Stedman -- extended beyond merely that of publisher and author.
Creator:David, B. B.
Title:David, David, and Smith travel and real estate journals
Date(s):1851-1906
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0019
Abstract:These diaries, contained in four volumes, highlight daily life and travel to Wyoming, social activities, and real estate business, primarily in Iowa and Wyoming between 1851 and 1906. Individuals named[...] B. B. David, E. C. David, and William W. Smith produced three of these four volumes. The final compiler of the diaries is unknown.
Subjects:Travel writing--United States--History--19th century | Real property--Iowa--History--19th century | Surveyors | Travelers | More Subjects
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:Gray, George, 1840-1925
Title:George Gray papers
Date(s):1871-1925
Call No:MSS 0167
Abstract:George Gray (1840-1925) was a politician and judge from New Castle, Delaware. A member of the Democratic party, he served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1885-1899. He[...] was later appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Third District from 1899-1914, and served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Records in this collection include correspondence and legal papers, primarily documenting his career as a judge and arbiter. An index of papers in the collection is included.
Subjects:Legislators | Judges | United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | More Subjects
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: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:Snyder, Philip, F.
Title:Musical researches illustrating the influences of music upon mind and morals, religion, the passions, as a medicine, in war, and upon animals; with extracts from the sacred writers and the poets respecting music, and from the historians respecting its practice
Date(s):1835-1893
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0131
Abstract:This volume contains over 500 pages of essays, research notes, and quotations written by Philip F. Snyder from 1835 to 1893 on the history, structure, and cultural influence of music.[...] The material is evidence of a long-term, comprehensive study of music conducted by Snyder and consists mostly of passages, articles, and extracts copied from a wide variety of works.
Subjects:Musicology--United States--History--19th century | Musicologists
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:Creator unknown
Title:Beadle and Adams archives
Date(s):1848-1920
Call No:MSS 0354
Abstract:The Beadle Dime Novels, together with numerous other publications issued by the firms Beadle and Co., Irwin P. Beadle and Co., and Beadle and Adams, were a tremendously successful foray[...] in cheap literature for the mass public. Dime novels, like the story papers that had preceded them and the pulp magazines that would replace them in the twentieth century, delivered adventurous or sensational stories in inexpensive, paper-bound editions. The material in the Beadle Archives collection consists of .3 linear feet of letters, photographs, bills, and documents relating to Erastus F. Beadle and the dime booklet publishing house in which he was a partner. The collection is organized in three series: Series I contains letters and papers related to Erastus F. Beadle, one of the firm's founders; Series II contains letters written in tribute to Orville J. Victor, longtime editor for Beadle and Adams; and Series III contains letters written to Dr. Frank P. O'Brien, a collector of Beadle memorabilia.
Creator:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company
Title:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company records
Date(s):1852-1923
Call No:MSS 0411
Abstract:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company, located in center- city Philadelphia, was originally incorporated in 1902 in Camden, New Jersey. Its purpose was “to manufacture [...] printers and lithographers inks, varnishes, plate oils, pigments, paints and oils, and kindred products and to buy, sell, trade, deal in and with the same.” The J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company Records, spanning the dates 1852-1923, consists of .5 linear feet of prints, letterhead, minutes, ledger, and magazines. This small collection documents an ink business at the beginning of the twentieth century in Philadelphia. The majority of the records consists of minutes from the company’s first three years and a ledger with formulas to make inks.
Creator:Biggs, Benjamin T. (Benjamin Thomas), 1821-1893
Title:Benjamin T. Biggs papers
Date(s):1849-1917
Call No:MSS 0098, F0063
Abstract:U.S. Representative and Governor of Delaware Benjamin T. Biggs wrote a temperance speech, two love poems, and a letter to an editor which are all included in the collection. Also[...] accompanied is a bill from the Portsmouth, Virginia, Y.M.C.A. to a B.T. Biggs in 1917.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century