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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Freddie Norman scrap album
Date(s):1878
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0028
Abstract:This nineteenth-century scrapbook bears the inscription "Freddie Norman Christmas 1878/ 69 Howe St. / City / from Emmie." The scrapbook features color die-cut images of ladies, children, animals, boats, flowers,[...] birds, famous composers, and seashells.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--History--19th century
Creator:Harris, Ella, active 1875-1895
Title:Ella Harris nineteenth-century American scrapbook
Date(s):1875-1895
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0030
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American children's scrapbook bears the inscription "To Ella, Much Love from Edith and Edna." The scrapbook features trade cards; Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and New Year's greeting cards;[...] collectible scraps of flowers, animals, and children; one silk program for "Nunnemacher's Grand Opera" featuring a performance of Martha by the Milwaukee Philharmonic Society.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:The Centennial scrap book
Date(s):1876
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0042
Abstract:This late nineteenth-century American scrapbook bears the title "The Centennial Scrap Book" and its contents suggest that it may have been made by an adolescent female: scraps and images depict[...] courtship, infants, fashionable ladies, flowers, and religious sentiments. The album features a series of Centennial exhibition cards that show the buildings in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, that were constructed for the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876. The album also includes prayer cards; die-cut images of flowers, fruit, birds, children, and fashionable ladies; and two fine examples of original artwork.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Botanical illustration | Scrapbooks--United States--19th century
Creator:Fisher, Mary Wager, 1845-1915
Title:Mary Wager Fisher Western floral sketchbook
Date(s):1871-1885
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0061
Abstract:This sketchbook was created by American journalist and author Mary Wager Fisher (d. 1915) and includes full-color drawings and pencil sketches from the 1870s and 1880s. Most of the drawings[...] depict plants observed around Seattle, Washington, but Fisher also included sketches of buildings, household objects, and people observed elsewhere.
Subjects:Women travelers--19th century | Botanical illustration | West (U.S.)--Description and travel
Creator:Kent County, Delaware, School District 83
Title:Kent County, Delaware, School District 83 attendance records
Date(s):1878-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0047
Abstract:This volume and its associated materials contain attendance records from School District 83 in Kent County, Delaware. The records were kept from 1878-1879 and 1881-1883.
Subjects:Education--Curricula--History--19th century | Education--Delaware--History--19th century | Students | Kent County (Del.)
Creator:Pool, Maria Louise, 1841-1898
Title:Journal of Maria Louise Pool
Date(s):1873
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0060
Abstract:This diary was kept by writer Maria Louise Pool of Brooklyn, New York, for the year 1873. Entries center predominantly around Pool's domestic and social life, the weather, and her[...] ongoing projects involving the writing of fiction.
Subjects:Women authors | Authors, American--19th century--Diaries | Authors | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) | More Subjects
Creator:Rohrman, Joseph Hall, 1820-1874
Title:J. Hall Rohrman travel journal
Date(s):1872
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0106
Abstract:The travel journal of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tinsmith J. Hall Rohrman describes in very detailed language an 1860 trip to Missouri and travels within eastern Pennsylvania from 1871 to 1872. Three[...] religious writings, presumably by Rohrman, have been inserted into the journal.
Subjects:Church history--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Travelers--Diaries | Tinsmiths | More Subjects
Creator:Marston, Henry Ward, 1859-
Title:Henry W. Marston daily journal for 1875
Date(s):1875
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0113
Abstract:The journal of Henry W. Marston chronicles his daily activities for 1875 as a student and a junior scribe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The entries include observations of the weather, schoolwork,[...] travel, conversations, family events, and Marston's attendance of the Centennial Exhibition.
Subjects:Students--United States--Attitudes | Academic writing--Problems, exercises, etc | Students | Scribes (people) | More Subjects
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:Friends' Social Lyceum (Wilmington, Del.)
Title:Excursion of the Friends' Social Lyceum of Wilmington to Elysian Fields
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0098, F0020
Abstract:Printed brochure describing the program and travel arrangements for the literary society's group trip to a local grove, Elysian Fields, on June 4, 1870.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Auchincloss, W. S. (William Stuart), 1842-1928
Title:William Stuart Auchincloss letter to Wistar Morris
Date(s):1876
Call No:MSS 0098, F0024
Abstract:A handwritten letter from Jackson & Sharp Company Vice President William Auchincloss to Philadelphia lawyer Wistar Morris, regarding an enclosed write up by Auchincloss on his trip to South America.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Gove Saulsbury document for James B. Bell
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0098, F0048
Abstract:A printed document signed by American physician and Delaware Governor Gove Saulsbury appointing James B. Bell of Boston, Massachusetts, to be a Commissioner for the state of Delaware on January[...] 28, 1870.
Subjects:Delaware
Creator:Wright, Curtis W., - 1874 (Wright, Curtis Wise)
Title:Curtis W. Wright letter to James Kirk
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0098, F0138
Abstract:One handwritten letter on official letterhead by Delaware Secretary of State Curtis W. Wright to James Kirk regarding a subscription to The Delawarean for Thomas Barker of Millsborough, Sussex County,[...] Delaware, dated July 6, 1870.
Subjects:Dover (Del.)
Creator:Costen, John
Title:John Costen real estate advertisement
Date(s):1871
Call No:MSS 0098, F0142
Abstract:One autograph draft of a real estate advertisement for properties in Kent County, Delaware, near Marydel, Delaware, sent to several newspapers by John Costen of Dover, Delaware, on December 16,[...] 1871.
Subjects:Kent County (Del.)
Creator:Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Title:William Dean Howells letter to Mr. Underwood
Date(s):1874
Call No:MSS 0099, F0818
Abstract:One letter handwritten by William Dean Howells to Mr. Underwood, dated September 22, 1874.
Subjects:Editors--United States--20th century | American literature--20th century | Editors (assembling, revising)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Illustrated metamorphosis
Date(s):1800-1899
Call No:MSS 0099, F0981
Abstract:Handmade, color illustrated booklet with overlaps, also known as a metamorphosis. Used for teaching morals to children near the mid-nineteenth century. The metamorphosis booklets can each portray three different scenes.[...] Each booklet is made of a long strip of paper folded vertically so that the two shorter ends meet in the middle to create two flaps. By raising the top flap or lowering the bottom one, a new scene is created.
Subjects:Illustrated books | Children's books
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:Livermore, W. R. (William Roscoe), 1843-1919
Title:William Livermore papers
Date(s):1814-1919
Call No:MSS 0157
Abstract:The William Livermore papers give a comprehensive account of the career of a U.S. Army engineer in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
Subjects:Engineers
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:Albertson family
Title:Albertson family papers
Date(s):1774-1880
Call No:MSS 0255
Abstract:The Albertson family papers consist of 1.2 linear feet of material related to this Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania family. The collection spans the dates 1774-1889, and the bulk of the material[...] dates between 1800-1862. The collection includes a variety of correspondence, promissory notes, receipts, account books, ledgers, checks, composition books, reports, contracts, and notes. The collection provides a detailed description of the lives of the Albertson family, especially emphasizing the family's finances. It also provides valuable historical information on the Friends Meeting House at Plymouth, local economy and businesses, and the Plymouth Railroad.
Subjects:Pennsylvania--History--18th century | Pennsylvania--History--19th century