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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:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Blanding family
Title:Blanding family papers
Date(s):1801-1920
Call No:MSS 0451
Abstract:The papers of the Blanding family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, consist of one linear foot of diaries, family correspondence, and other papers spanning the years 1801-1920, with the majority of the[...] material falling between 1834 and 1858.
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Subjects:Families--New England--19th century | Teachers--United States--19th century | Travel--United States--19th century | Naturalists--United States--19th century | 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:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1920
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:Joseph Brevitt Townsend (1821-1896) was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who practiced estate law and acted as legal consultant to several commercial, insurance, and trust companies. The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers[...] supplement, spanning the dates 1800-1920, contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents the professional career of the Philadelphia lawyer. The supplement comprises 5.8 linear feet of legal and personal correspondence, wills and estate records, legal proceedings, legal account and receipt books, and other judicial and financial records.
Subjects:Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania | Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania | Probate courts--Pennsylvania | Law--Pennsylvania | More Subjects
Creator:Ashhurst family
Title:Ashhurst family papers
Date(s):1818-1909
Call No:MSS 0549
Abstract:Personal and business papers of three generations of the Philadelphia-based Ashhurst family, including Richard Ashhurst (1784-1861); sons John Ashhurst (1809-1892) and Lewis Richard Ashhurst (1806-1874), partners with their father in[...] the drygoods firm Richard Ashhurst & Sons; as well as the legal papers of Richard L. Ashhurst (1838-1911?).
Subjects:Coal mines and mining--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | House construction--United States--History--19th century | Merchants | More Subjects
Creator:Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935
Title:Henry Kirke Brown: The Father of American Sculpture : typescript
Date(s):1836-1933
Call No:MSS 0561
Abstract:This collection comprises the carbon typescript for an unpublished manuscript titled "Henry Kirke Brown: The Father of American Sculpture," which was compiled, written, and edited by Henry Kirke Bush-Brown. It[...] additionally includes an abridged version with the same title, also prepared by Bush-Brown. The typescript contains a description of Henry Kirke Brown's life, transcripts of his correspondence, photographs of his homes and artistic works, poems, sketches, and a genealogical chart of the Brown family. Several original letters, poems, photographs, and art are tipped into the typescript.
Subjects:Sculpture, American--19th century | Public sculpture, American--19th century | Public sculpture, American--New York (State)--New York--History--19th century | Public sculpture, American--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
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:Scott, John
Title:Scott family papers
Date(s):1814-1910
Call No:MSS 0162
Abstract:The Scott family papers include the legal correspondence and business related documents of Philadelphia lawyer and Mayor of Philadelphia John and Lewis A. Scott, the personal correspondence of Anne Scott,[...] a dentist, and receipt books from Lewis A. and Julia Scott, mother of Mayor John Scott.
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:Brooks, Shirley, 1816-1874
Title:Shirley Brooks letters
Date(s):1854-1874
Call No:MSS 0246
Abstract:Writer Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-1874) was born and educated in London, England and pursued a career as a journalist, novelist, and dramatist. The correspondence of C.W. Shirley Brooks consists[...] of 37 letters from Brooks to various friends and acquaintances. The collection dates from 1854 to February 8, 1874, just two weeks before his death. Brooks's correspondence discusses literary matters, his health, social engagements, and editorial work.
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:Creator unknown
Title:Baker-Fales-Rush family papers
Date(s):1800-1926
Call No:MSS 0311
Abstract:The affluent Baker family of Philadelphia was closely tied to two other prominent Philadelphia families, the Fales and the Rush families. Alfred G. Baker, a successful Philadelphia businessman, married[...] the daughter of George Fales, originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, who in turn had married the daughter of Lewis Rush.The Baker-Fales-Rush family papers consists of three linear feet of material related to these interrelated Philadelphia families. Materials in the collection span over more than a century from 1800 to 1926. The bulk of the material in the collection is from the period 1820-1920. The collection preserves a variety of genres including correspondence, essays, speeches, contracts, estate inventories, ledgers, financial journals, and checks.
Creator:Gratz, Alfred
Title:Alfred Gratz family papers
Date(s):1802-1894
Call No:MSS 0320
Abstract:The five members of the Philadelphia Gratz family who have documents in this collection are Hyman Gratz (1776-1857), Simon Gratz (b. 1773), Joseph Gratz (1785-1857), Henry S. Gratz (1859-1922), and[...] Alfred Gratz (1855-1938). Hyman, Simon, and Joseph Gratz were brothers, born to the prominent Philadelphia merchant, Michael Gratz. Their sister, Rebecca Gratz, was the prototype of the heroine in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and a noted Philadelphia philanthropist. The three brothers, who fought in the War of 1812, were prominent Philadelphians as successful merchants and financiers, and as patrons of the arts and leaders in the Jewish community. Although the Alfred Gratz Family Papers span the dates 1802-1894 (bulk dates 1880-1892) and include documents related to five members of the Gratz family, the papers chiefly are comprised of correspondence and documents generated during the initial years following Alfred Gratz's election as Register of Wills for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1888. In addition to .5 linear feet of correspondence and documents related to Alfred Gratz, the papers include ten documents related to Hyman Gratz, Simon Gratz, Joseph Gratz, and Henry S. Gratz. The documents include receipts, deeds, a stock certificate, a membership certificate, letters, and a bond of indemnity. A description of each of these items is included in the series notes.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Irish theatre journals
Date(s):1793-1901
Call No:MSS 0374
Abstract:Irish Theatre Journals is a collection of six bound volumes of clippings, programs, articles, and autograph notes regarding theater in Dublin, Ireland. Loose pages of [...] notes, and clippings, also related to Irish theater, complete the collection. he scrapbook/journals comprise a collection of research material, possibly for a book or articles on the history of theater in Dublin. Several of the journals contain autograph transcriptions of theater flyers or programs from the Theatre Royal Dublin (1868-1879), Gaiety Theatre (1871-1884), and Fishamble Street Theatre (1793). These transcriptions, 1868-1884, include titles of plays or musicals performed, lists of cast, dates and times for performances, and any other stage information given on the original item. The transcribed original theater programs and flyers provide rare information regarding performances at several Dublin theaters.
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.