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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
Creator:Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Title:Laurence Binyon correspodence
Date(s):1869-1943
Call No:MSS 0181
Abstract:A collection of correspondence from British poet and playwright, Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) to G. Herbert Thring and D. Kilham Roberts, lawyers for the Society of Authors, concerning problems or questions[...] of copyright laws (United States and British).
Creator:Williams, James, 1825-1899
Title:Williams family papers
Date(s):1861-1947
Call No:MSS 0353
Abstract:The Williams family papers concern the business and personal affairs of prominent Delaware politician and landowner James Williams (1825-1899), and his son Nathaniel J. Williams (1857-1943), who was also a[...] prominent politician and landowner. In addition, the collection contains documents relating to the business of Parvis & Williams, a Middletown-based fertilizer manufacturing company headed by James Williams once he joined John Parvis in 1885. The collection comprises correspondence, college exercise books and notebooks, account books, ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal business, bills, and ephemera.
Subjects:Stocks | Landlord and tenants | Real property--Delaware | Real property--Maryland | More Subjects
Creator:Allen, William F. (William Franklin), 1883-1946
Title:William F. Allen scrapbooks
Date(s):1830-1946
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0002
Abstract:Two scrapbooks chronicling William Franklin Allen's 1937-1938 term in the U. S. House of Representatives for the state of Delaware, as well as his business affairs in Seaford, Delaware.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--20th century. | Businesspeople | Legislators | Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Ayer family
Title:Ayer family papers
Date(s):1859-1940
Call No:MSS 0152
Abstract:The Ayer family Papers document the lives of two generations of the Ayer family, Joseph Cullen Ayer (1839-1918) of Massachusetts and Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr. (1866-1944), the second son of[...] Joseph and Carrie Ayer.
Subjects:Clergy | Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Pennsylvania--History--20th century
Creator:Maxwell, James Riddle, 1836-1912
Title:James Maxwell papers
Date(s):1860-1949
Call No:MSS 0170
Abstract:The James R. Maxwell papers consist of the personal, professional, and family papers of James Maxwell, a resident of Newark, Delaware, and a civil engineer who worked for significant railroads[...] in the American West and South America in the late 19th century.
Subjects:Civil engineering--History--19th century | Railroads--History--19th century | Civil engineers | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Pierce family
Title:Pierce family papers
Date(s):1833-1954
Call No:MSS 0293
Abstract:The Pierce family papers comprise materials relating to the Pierce family of New Castle, Delaware, from the early nineteenth century to the middle twentieth century. Most of the forty-eight items[...] date from the American Civil War and provide a personal description of military life.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Woman Suffrage collection
Date(s):1869-1955
Call No:MSS 0477
Abstract:The Woman Suffrage collection comprises ephemera, pamphlets, books, and realia that relate to the campaign for a woman's voting rights.
Subjects:Women--Suffrage--United States--19th century | Women--Suffrage--United States--20th century
Creator:Blank, Frederic A., 1890-1992
Title:Frederic A. Blank papers
Date(s):1866-1991
Call No:MSS 0572
Abstract:The papers of centenarian, World War I veteran, and retired wall covering entrepreneur Frederic Blank, spanning close to 150 years, illustrate the varied life of a twentieth-century businessman and provide[...] important sample books of iconic mid-twentieth-century American wall coverings.
Subjects:Wall coverings--United States--History--20th century | Military training camps--Kentucky--Louisville--History--20th century | World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American. | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Storey, G. A. (George Adolphus), 1834-1919
Title:George Adolphus Storey papers
Date(s):1848-1946
Call No:MSS 0586
Abstract:The papers of George Adolphus Storey, R.A., prolific British painter and longtime teacher of perspective at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, include both published and unpublished books, poems,[...] plays, fiction, essays, lectures, notes, sketches, inventories, diaries, and other personal writings. Also included are several items belonging to his daughter, Mary Gladys Storey, an actress well-known for her charitable work during World Wars I and II.
Subjects:Painting, Victorian--Great Britain | Genre painting, British--19th century | Portrait painters--Great Britain--19th century | Painters--Great Britain--19th century--Anecdotes | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:World fairs and expositions collection
Date(s):1851-1967
Call No:MSS 0630
Abstract:This artificial collection comprises a variety of types of material documenting world fairs and expositions, spanning the dates between 1851 and 1967, with the bulk of the collection dating from[...] the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Material consists of printed matter and ephemera, including newspapers, programs, invitations, maps, brochures, viewbooks, advertisements, stationery, contracts, bonds, trade cards, and a scrapbook; photographs and prints; and realia souvenirs.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Exhibitions--United States--History--20th century | Exhibitions--England--London--History--19th century | London (England)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Bauer, Charlotte Andrews
Title:Henry Mills Alden letters collection
Date(s):1860-1949
Call No:MSS 0636
Abstract:American editor and author Henry Mills Alden (1836-1919) served as editor of Harper's Magazine for 50 years from 1869 to 1919. The collection consists of 45 items dating between 1860[...] and 1949, with the majority comprising letters to Alden from contemporary literary figures between 1860 and 1908.
Subjects:Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence | Editors--United States--19th century | American Periodicals--History--19th century | Authors | More Subjects
Creator:Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934
Title:Kasebier collection
Date(s):1865-1951
Call No:MSS 0198
Abstract:Photographer Gertrude Kasebier was born in 1852 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of John and Muncy Stanton. The family was of established American lineage: Kasebier's maternal great-grandfather was[...] the brother of Daniel Boone. The Kasebier Collection is arranged in two subgroups by type of material: periodicals, which span the dates 1901-1951; and photographs which date from ca. 1865-1934. The periodicals, which are primarily photography magazines, are arranged alphabetically by title. The issues feature work by Gertrude Kasebier or biographical articles about the photographer.
Creator:Sparks, James C.
Title:Sparks family papers
Date(s):1823-1945
Call No:MSS 0408
Abstract:During the first few decades of the twentieth century the Sparks family was involved in the poultry business in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Sparks[...] Family Papers provide numerous details of a family-owned egg and poultry business and consist of one linear foot of photographs, financial documents, tax records, ledgers, letters, envelopes, a postcard, metal egg carton, feed bag, certificate, and printed material. This small collection is arranged in two series: the Sparks poultry businesses and the papers of James C. Sparks.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Delaware nineteenth century business and trade card collection
Date(s):1850-1950
Call No:MSS 0428
Abstract:This collection consists of over 150 trade cards of merchants from Delaware, many of which focus on the area of Wilmington. Some of the merchants[...] represented in this collection include hatters, saddle makers, grocers, watchmakers, photographers, dentists, and tailors. The majority of these cards date from the nineteenth century and provide important information regarding addresses and in some cases, images of buildings. Also included in this collection are various announcements and invitations, regarding weddings, deaths, and commencement exercises.
Creator:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend collection
Date(s):1865-1975
Call No:MSS 0296
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. His reports of Lincoln's assassination and General Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Five Forks,[...] Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. During the 1860s and 1870s his columns, articles, and letters appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The George Alfred Townsend papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George Alfred Townsend. The papers span the dates 1865 to 1975 (bulk dates 1865-1898) and include handwritten, typescript, and printed material.
Creator:American Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:American Academy of Music papers
Date(s):1852-1940
Call No:MSS 0308
Abstract:The American Academy of Music, incorporated on March 24, 1852, built in Philadelphia one of America's grandest nineteenth-century opera houses. Not long after its incorporation, the Academy came under the[...] influence of the Baker family of Philadelphia. Two successive generations of the Baker family presided over the Academy from the 1880s to the 1920s. Under their tenure, the Academy became widely known for presentations of opera and classical music. The American Academy of Music papers provide an incomplete, but useful, glimpse of the institutional structure and entertainment programming of this Philadelphia hall in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although the collection spans almost a hundred years between 1852 and circa 1940, it primarily consists of correspondence and a limited number of printed items from the years 1896-1897 and 1901-1919. Only scattered materials are preserved from before 1896, and no information from the period 1898-1900 is available in this collection.
Creator:Digby, John, 1938-
Title:John Digby papers supplement
Date(s):1860-2016
Call No:MSS 0569
Abstract:British-born poet and collagist John Digby's productive and multi-faceted career spans over five decades, beginning in the 1960s. Best known as a collage artist whose Surrealism-influenced collages have been widely[...] exhibited in England, France, Korea, and the United States, Digby is also a prolific poet whose works have been translated into several languages. The John Digby papers supplement contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents Digby's prolific artistic and literary career, his wife, Joan Digby's creative and professional work, and their joint efforts as editors and contributors to their imprint, The Feral Press, which published the work of nearly 100 authors and artists from 2002-2016, and featured short works of poetry (including translations into English), short fiction, and essays from both emerging and established writers.
Subjects:Art, Modern--20th century | Collage--20th century | Collage--20th century--Exhibitions | Collage--21st century | More Subjects
Creator:Lincoln Club of Delaware
Title:Abraham Lincoln collection
Date(s):1841-1996
Call No:MSS 0521
Abstract:The Abraham Lincoln collection comprises a variety of Lincolniana - including Civil War era newspapers, art work, sheet music, and realia - collected and assembled by the Lincoln Club of[...] Delaware.
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Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Presidents
Creator:Reed, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1899-1972
Title:Henry Clay Reed papers
Date(s):1833-1979
Call No:MSS 0499
Abstract:Henry Clay Reed, historian and University of Delaware professor, was born 15 May 1899, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He served the University of Delaware for forty[...] years, researching, teaching, writing, and editing numerous articles and books. He helped create and guide the American Studies program at the University, serving as the first chairman of the program and helping to improve the climate for interdisciplinary study. He was also involved with a number of library, historical, and fraternal projects and organizations. The Henry Clay Reed Papers, spanning the dates from 1915 – 1974, contains legal documents, photographs, microfilm, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, publications, and ephemera from the historian and University of Delaware professor. The collection will perhaps be most useful to scholars who share Henry Clay Reed’s research interests. Many of his extensive notes, transcripts, and manuscript pages consider aspects of crime or punishment both in the secular legal system and in various Christian denominations in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Topics with extensive documentation in the proposed history of Crime and Punishment in New Jersey include animal cruelty, church discipline, domestic violence, infanticide, theft, the legal system in relation to servants, apprentices, children, and slaves, and other topics. Reed’s research interests also included the history of African Americans in Delaware. Amongst his papers is a manuscript article on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, with a collection of letters from the 1920-1930s that contain personal recollections from the niece and grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, regarding Stowe’s contacts with Thomas Garrett, a stationmaster on the Wilmington Underground Railroad.
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