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Creator:Stewart, Richard H.
Title:Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material
Date(s):1861-2009
Call No:MSS 0694
Abstract:The Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material comprises artifacts, prints, postcards, stamps, coins, clippings, publications, notes and research, and an 1861 appointment signed by Lincoln. The collection documents[...] the nation’s mourning of Lincoln through contemporary and commemorative ephemera, artifacts, and prints and reflects the collecting and research pursuits of native Delawarean, University of Delaware alumnus, and DuPont executive Richard H. Stewart (1936-2013).
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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:Wilson, Gregory C.
Title:Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards
Date(s):1871-2002
Call No:PPI 0107
Abstract:The Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards comprises 1.3 linear feet of postcards, trade cards, printed ephemera, and letters. The majority of the collection consists of[...] nineteenth- and twentieth-century American postcards and trade cards that feature a diverse array of positive and negative images of African Americans. The collection as a whole documents the history of harmful stereotypes that represented social values and mores across the country. Images include ridicule of black religion, harm to black children, scatological humor, poverty, crime, music, and labor, as well as race relations, military service, domestic scenes, transportation, women, and tribal depictions.
Subjects:African Americans--History--1877-1964 | African Americans--History--1964- | African Americans--History--20th century--Pictorial works | Racism--United States--Pictorial works | More Subjects
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: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: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:DePol, John, 1913-2004
Title:John DePol papers
Date(s):1837-2004
Call No:MSS 0297
Abstract:Artist and engraver John DePol was born in 1913 in Greenwich Village in New York City. The John DePol papers document a remarkable artistic life and the career of[...] arguably the most renowned American wood engraver of the twentieth century. Over 51 linear feet of personal papers and an additional extensive book collection trace the evolution of John DePol’s craft from his early experiments in lithography during his military service in Ireland, England, and Europe, to his apprentice years with Lewis White Company, on through his prolific career as a wood engraver for commercial firms and fine press printers which continued into the twenty-first century. John DePol maintained meticulous records of his commissions as well as his own independent work, and his papers contain virtually all of his correspondence and memoranda relating to jobs, contractual material, preliminary renderings and sketches, photographs, proof material, examples of the final printed work, original woodblocks, and files, relating to all the artists, printers, and publishers with whom he has worked. One of the largest and most important groups of papers documents the long, productive collaboration between DePol and John Anderson of the Pickering Press. DePol and Anderson worked together for nearly forty years producing numerous pamphlets, chapbooks, broadsides, keepsakes, Christmas cards, letterheads, and ephemera, all of which are represented in the John DePol Papers.
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: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:Browne, Gordon, 1858-1932
Title:Letters to Gordon Browne
Date(s):1875-1937
Call No:MSS 0390
Abstract:British painter illustrator Gordon Frederick Browne was born at Banstead, Surrey in 1858. Beginning in the 1880s Gordon Browne was one of Great Britain's most[...] prolific illustrators, contributing regularly to many newspapers and magazines, as well as illustrating editions of books written by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Washington Irving, and Robert Louis Stevenson, eight volumes of works by William Shakespeares, an edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and his own Gordon Browne's Series of Old Fairy Tale. This collection of letters to Gordon Browne consists of eighty-three letters written, seventy-seven of which are addressed to this renowned British illustrator. Many of the letters were written by authors expressing gratitude for illustrations which Browne created for their books or stories. Occasionally authors wrote to suggest ideas for a future illustration or to request that Browne illustrate a particular book or story. Other letters include requests from authors, collectors, or friends to purchase original drawings or paintings, or thank-you notes for Browne's generosity with his drawings or paintings. Of the letters addressed to Browne, many reflect the respect given to Browne and his illustrations by his contemporaries. They also indicate the demand for his work in the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Browne's generosity in sharing it.
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: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: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: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: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: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.