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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:King, Louis
Title:E.L.L.K. poems and journal
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0153
Abstract:This volume chronicles four voyages made by the Brig Romance between Baltimore, Maryland, and Navassa Island in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The creator, identified as “E.L.L.K.” (possibly Louis King),[...] wrote the entire volume in poetic verse.
Subjects:Historic ships--20th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Seafaring life--History--19th century | Poetry--19th century | More Subjects
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