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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Spanish calligraphy manuscript
Date(s):1850-1899
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0180
Abstract:This Spanish calligraphy manuscript is a notebook of penmanship exercises created by a 13-year-old girl (Juanita?) in the mid-nineteenth century.
Subjects:Calligraphy | Young women--Conduct of Life
Creator:Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888
Title:James C. Booth papers
Date(s):1833-1888
Call No:MSS 0175
Abstract:The James C. Booth papers consist of an extensive collection of Booth's personal, professional, and family papers. Included is a large collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues[...] in the chemistry and geology professions; substantial correspondence with family members, notably his mother, Ann Bolton Booth, and his wife Margaret M. "Rettie" Booth; and extensive correspondence with and concerning professional and charitable organizations. Booth's work as a chemical consultant and assayer, as well as his work as Chief Melter and Refiner at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, is documented in correspondence and documents. A collection of James Booth's journals and notebooks, including his survey notes taken during the 1838 Delaware Geological Survey, are also present.
Subjects:Chemistry | Families--United States--History--19th century | Geology
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.
Creator:Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905
Title:Jay Cooke papers
Date(s):1864-1905
Call No:MSS 0241
Abstract:Jay Cooke (1821-1905) grew up on the Ohio frontier and came to Philadelphia in the late 1830s to work as a clerk for E.W. Clark & Co. In 1860, Cooke[...] formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William G. Moorhead, and established Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia. The firm dealt primarily in bank notes, bills of exchange, and stock, in addition to discounting paper and receiving deposits. The Civil War, however, turned the direction of the company. The firm became involved in federal finances and securities. The Jay Cooke papers contain 300 items including autograph and printed correspondence and documents pertaining to Jay Cooke & Co. The bulk of the collection is dated from the years immediately prior to and following the bankruptcy of the company in 1873. A few letters and financial documents date back to the formation of the company in 1861, and a few letters and documents date from Jay Cooke’s death in 1905. This collection offers many glimpses of the kind of speculative financing conducted in the last quarter of the 19th century when “Big Business” was on the rise.
Creator:Collins & Autenrieth
Title:Collins and Autenrieth architectural works
Date(s):1852-1904
Call No:MSS 0359
Abstract:Despite the prominence of the nineteenth-century Philadelphia architectural firm of Collins & Autenrieth, not much is known about the background of its two founding members. Edward Collins (1821-1902) was born[...] in Köningsberg, Prussia, and studied at universities in Karlsruhe and Berlin, two important architectural centers in Germany. While there, he became friends with Charles M. Autenrieth (1828-1906), who was born in Wurtenburg, and who was also a student of architecture. According to the records of his family, Collins came to Philadelphia in 1849, and it is likely that he persuaded Autenrieth to come with him. The work of Collins and Autenrieth was quite varied, designing buildings for both private individuals and civic institutions, and much of their work centered on the German immigrant community of Philadelphia. The Collins & Autenrieth architectural works collection covers the entire span of their partnership from 1854-1902 and contains 422 items, and includes elevations, floorplans, perspectives, renderings, sections, details, blueprints, and several notebooks. The collection at the University of Delaware contains only a portion of the extant works from the firm of Collins & Autenrieth. Nevertheless, the collection provides a good indication of the scope and quality of their work.
Creator:Clapp, William
Title:William Clapp papers
Date(s):1843-1884
Call No:MSS 0389
Abstract:The William Clapp papers are the diaries, farm registers, and account books of William Clapp and other members of the Clapp family, who had a[...] thriving fruit orchard in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century. The entire collection appears to have been the personal property of William Clapp, although a few account books record information about the finances of other family members. William Clapp lived either with or near his parents and brothers, who are mentioned almost every day in the diaries and farm registers; other relatives are also regularly mentioned in the diaries and ledgers. The focus of all three types of record books--diaries, farm registers, and ledgers--is the nursery business. The account books provide detailed information about the number of laborers necessary for various jobs in the orchard and around the property, laborer wages, and the prices for which the Clapps sold their produce. While William's focus was the work of the family orchard, his daily notations also included the family, social, intellectual, and cultural scope of his life. The significance of this collection lays in the complete record of one mid-nineteenth century New England family's management of an orchard business. Another significant aspect of this collection lays in the interests and activities of William Clapp himself. Though William did not use his diaries to express feelings, emotions, and opinions, and though he noted his activities and current events with only brief factual statements, the record he left of his interests and activities depicts a man who combined practical business activity with intellectual and cultural interests. In many ways, William was an example of the American yeoman farmer as idealized by Thomas Jefferson: independent, enterprising, well-informed, and civic-minded
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Girvin family papers
Date(s):1869-1910
Call No:MSS 0394
Abstract:The Girvin Family papers span from 1869 to 1910 and consist principally of personal and professional papers of turn-of-the century Philadelphian physicians Robert M. [...] Girvin and his son, John Harper Girvin. The collection consists of two series: correspondence and receipts of various family members. Highlights of business correspondence to Dr. Robert Girvin include late 1880s letters from Theodore Pruden about the Girvin and Mylin bog in Toms River, New Jersey. Also notable are the letters pertaining to a Dunlow Coal Company lawsuit. The family letters from Europe to John Girvin in April - July 1902 are highly detailed. Mrs. Girvin wrote to John Harper Girvin almost daily, often writing jointly to him and his brother Robert M. Girvin, Jr.
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: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:Cowan, William Bird
Title:William B. Cowan diaries
Date(s):1839-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0017
Abstract:This twelve volume set of diaries was kept by Indiana tradesman William Bird Cowan between 1839 and 1877. Each volume features brief entries about local events, weather observations, business trips[...] taken to other towns, and household tasks.
Subjects:Indiana--History--19th century | Indiana--Description and travel
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:Gray, George, 1840-1925
Title:George Gray papers
Date(s):1871-1925
Call No:MSS 0167
Abstract:George Gray (1840-1925) was a politician and judge from New Castle, Delaware. A member of the Democratic party, he served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1885-1899. He[...] was later appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Third District from 1899-1914, and served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Records in this collection include correspondence and legal papers, primarily documenting his career as a judge and arbiter. An index of papers in the collection is included.
Subjects:Legislators | Judges | United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Rosenfeld, A. J.
Title:A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection
Date(s):1853-1931
Call No:GRA 0102
Abstract:The A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection comprises twelve etchings by six late nineteenth and early twentieth century American and European etchers.
Subjects:Etchers
Creator:Russel, William, 1777-1858
Title:William Russel ledgers
Date(s):1808-1885
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0076
Abstract:Includes two ledgers kept by the Russel family of Lewes, Delaware, primarily documenting the accounts of William Russel's tannery, farming, and dry goods services, but also containing miscellaneous items related[...] to other pursuits or other family members.
Subjects:Tanners--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Dry-goods--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Farmers--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Tanners | 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:Snyder, Philip, F.
Title:Musical researches illustrating the influences of music upon mind and morals, religion, the passions, as a medicine, in war, and upon animals; with extracts from the sacred writers and the poets respecting music, and from the historians respecting its practice
Date(s):1835-1893
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0131
Abstract:This volume contains over 500 pages of essays, research notes, and quotations written by Philip F. Snyder from 1835 to 1893 on the history, structure, and cultural influence of music.[...] The material is evidence of a long-term, comprehensive study of music conducted by Snyder and consists mostly of passages, articles, and extracts copied from a wide variety of works.
Subjects:Musicology--United States--History--19th century | Musicologists