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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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Strickland, Peter, 1837-1921
Title:Peter Strickland papers
Date(s):1857-1912
Call No:MSS 0171
Abstract:Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a shipmaster, merchant, and U.S. consul in the French colony of Senegal. Diaries and letter books of Peter Strickland dating 1857 to 1912. While varying in[...] content, the diaries center around Strickland’s life as a merchant, both on the sea as well as in Senegal. Issues of two French colonial weekly newspapers contextualize the events of the French colony during Strickland’s time there.
Subjects:Shipping--United States--History--19th century | United States--Foreign relations--Africa | Agents (commercial representatives) | Dakar (Senegal) | More Subjects
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: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: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.)
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: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.
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