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Creator:Dunn, Alice Goodsell
Title:Alice Goodsell Dunn notes on British literature and theater scrapbook
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0024
Abstract:This scrapbook comprises a single volume containing Lynn, Massachusetts, resident Alice Goodsell Dunn's (b. 1874) notes on British literary history and theater playbills collected from productions she attended in and[...] around Boston, Massachusetts, between 1888 and 1897. Many of the playbills are accompanied by Dunn's handwritten notes and reflections on the performances.
Subjects:Theater--Massachusetts--Boston--History--19th century | English literature--Study and teaching--United States--History--19th century | Lynn (Mass.) | Boston (Mass.)
Creator:Dalcour, Clementina
Title:Clementina Dalcour travel diary
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0122
Abstract:This travel diary belonging to American foreign language instructor Clementina Dalcour documents her European travels between 1891 and 1903, including travel in Paris, Antwerp, and Brussels. Some entries, such as[...] those written in Paris, are in French.
Subjects:Women travelers--19th century | Travelers' writings, American--19th century | Educators | Travelers | More Subjects
Creator:Lewis, Henry Carvill, 1853-1888
Title:Henry Carvill Lewis papers
Call No:MSS 0223
Abstract:Geologist and educator Henry Carvill Lewis was born on November 16, 1853, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of F. Mortimer Lewis. The Henry Carvill Lewis papers consist of sixty-seven items[...] which mark a small period of the life and work of Lewis. Most of the papers are canceled checks written by Lewis between 1885 and 1886 for a variety of services and cash, or bills and receipts for services. The majority of the bills are for personal goods or services received from florists, book dealers, photographers, hotels, and magazine publishers. The remainder of the collection includes one letter to Henry Carvill Lewis from John Frederick Lewis, with an enclosed statement of income; a letter from an unidentified individual written to William Bullock Clark; a copy of a legal document regarding the estate of Lewis; and a reprint of the Popular Science Monthly article, "Sketch of Henry Carvill Lewis."
Creator:Chester, Frederick D. (Frederick Dixon), 1861-1943
Title:Frederick D. Chester catalog of insects
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0092
Abstract:This volume contains Frederick D. Chester’s research notes on insects collected between 1890 and 1895 in Delaware.
Subjects:Entomology | Insects | Delaware | Newark (Del.)
Creator:Lowther, Edith A.
Title:Edith A. Lowther meeting notes for Presbyterian Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Societies
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0176
Abstract:This notebook from Edith A. Lowther (1874-1948) contains her meeting notes for the Presbyterian Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Societies circa 1895. Although Lowther lived in Henry Clay, Delaware, most[...] of her notes relate to a meeting held at Manokin Presbyterian Church in Princess Anne, Maryland.
Subjects:Presbyterians--United States--History--19th century | Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--19th century | Missionaries | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century
Creator:Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005
Title:Helen Farr Sloan Philadelphia Inquirer notebooks
Call No:MSS 0562
Abstract:The Helen Farr SloanPhiladelphia Inquirernotebooks consist of fourteen binders of Philadelphia-area news clippings broadly related to the subject of art, encompassing the early years of John Sloan’s career in Philadelphia,[...] and include a separately-organized group of materials from the same period about the Drexel family and publisher George W. Childs.
Subjects:Art--Societies, etc--19th century | Art--Study and teaching--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art auctions--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art galleries, commercial--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Watt, Lillie J.S.
Title:Lillie J.S. Watt friendship album
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0062
Abstract:This friendship album belonged to Lillie J.S. Watt of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains autograph inscriptions, signatures, and drawings done by her friends between 1884 and 1909.
Subjects:Female friendship--United States--History--19th century | Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Horn, Charles S.
Title:Rehoboth, Delaware, Voter Registers and Tax Assessments
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0075
Abstract:The collection consists of four ledgers related to tax assessments of property in Rehoboth, Delaware, and one ledger listing registered voters in the same area. The ledgers span the years[...] 1883 through circa 1911 and were once the property of Charles S. Horn, a local businessman and Rehoboth's tax collector in 1904.
Subjects:Taxation--Delaware--History--19th century | Taxation--Delaware--History--20th century | Property tax--Delaware-History--19th century | Property tax--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Ives, Mary Olmstead, 1853-1904
Title:A year in England
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0042
Abstract:This travel journal documents two trips to London, England, taken by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident Mary Olmstead Ives in the 1890s. Mary, who accompanied her husband Frederic Eugene Ives and son[...] Herbert, described the journey by steamship to England, as well as events, social engagements, landmarks, tours, and local customs.
Subjects:Ocean liners--History--19th century | Color photography--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | London (England)--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church (Wilmington, Del.)
Title:Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church record book
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0094
Abstract:This volume contains records from the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilmington, Delaware, from 1885 to 1914.
Subjects:Methodist Episcopal Church--History | Church history--19th century | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Paxson, Alfred I.
Title:Alfred I. Paxson family history, diary, and reflections
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0168
Abstract:The Alfred I. Paxson family history, diary, and reflections consists of approximately 116 pages of handwritten commentary and reflection relating to the life of Delaware Quaker and farmer Alfred I.[...] Paxson. The first eighty-seven pages of the volume consist of Paxson's autobiography and, later, diary entries. The final twenty-nine pages of the volume, spanning from pages 100 through 129 of the numbered journal, contain several of Paxson's "Reflections and Meditations" on topics such as death, religion, nature, the uncertainty of life, the usefulness of industry, bad and good, war, the seasons, the "wonderfulness of our maker," female tight-lacing, and the "going down" of the Friend Meeting in Stanton, Delaware.
Subjects:Quakers--Delaware--19th century--Diaries | Quakers--Delaware--History--19th century | Mental health--History--19th century | Health--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Schall, Emma D.
Title:Emma D. Schall student workbooks for geometric and apparel pattern designs at the Frauenarbeitschule Reutlingen
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0173
Abstract:These two manuscript notebooks are workbooks of geometric drawings and apparel pattern designs created by Emma D. Schall while she was a student at the Frauenarbeitschule Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany,[...] in the late-nineteenth or early-twentieth century.
Subjects:Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc | Tailoring | Textile industry--Germany--History--19th century | Garment cutting | More Subjects
Creator:Marvel family
Title:David T. Marvel family correspondence
Call No:MSS 0139
Abstract:The sixty-five letters in the David T. Marvel Family Correspondence span the dates 1876–1905. In addition to letters from David Marvel to his wife Mary and his daughter Ann, the[...] collection includes letters from Mrs. Rhoda B. Rondebush to Mrs. Marvel, several letters from different individuals to Judge E. Wootten (Marvel’s father-in-law), and a letter from Thomas F. Bayard to David Marvel.
Subjects:Families--United States--History--19th century | Education--United States--History--19th century
Creator:Junior Order United American Mechanics. Harmony Counci #23 (Cheswold, Del.)
Title:Records of the Junior Order United American Mechanics Harmony Council, No. 23 Cheswold, Delaware
Call No:MSS 0286
Abstract:The United American Mechanics was founded in Philadelphia in 1845 under the name Union of Workers. It began as a nativist workingmen's organization to fight against labor pressure from increasing[...] immigration populations, specifically the Irish, Germans, and Roman Catholics. In 1853 a junior branch of the organization was founded. The Junior Order defined its objectives as promoting the interests of Americans by shielding them from the economically depressing effects of foreign competition, establishing a sick and funeral fund and working to maintain the public school system. This collection includes 65 items related to the Harmony Council, No. 23, located in Cheswold, Delaware. Among the items included are council forms, correspondence, and assessments from the Junior Order's Funeral Benefit Association. Specific information about the Harmony Council is limited.
Creator:Fraim, Robert C., 1830-1903
Title:Robert C. Fraim poetical writings
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:Hill, Mary
Title:Mary Hill correspondence
Call No:MSS 0523
Abstract:The Mary Hill correspondence, spanning the years 1888-1910 (bulk 1888-1890), comprises .3 linear feet (87 items) of handwritten correspondence received by Mary Hill and primarily documenting her son, William (Will)[...] Hill's employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Subjects:Engineers--Correspondence | Engineers | Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Conover, Elisha
Title:Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0015
Abstract:This booklet contains miscellaneous, handwritten notes kept by Delaware College professor Elisha Conover, for the period 1897-1899. The notes consist of lists of expenditures by month during the two-year time[...] period and undated entries on various subjects, such as etiquette and literature.
Subjects:Educators--Delaware--19th century | Professors (teacher)
Creator:Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919
Title:Anne Thackeray Ritchie biographical introductions to the complete works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Call No:MSS 0371
Abstract:One of the most prolific and beloved novelists of the Victorian Era, William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Alipur, India, on July 18,[...] 1811. Many of his early experiences in India and later in boarding school found their way into several of his popular works, including Vanity Fair and The Newcomes. Though best known as the daughter of one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian Era, Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie was a successful writer in her own right. e is the author of eight novel is perhaps best known, however, for her criticism and memorials of the leading literary figures of her day, including personal memorials of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Edward Ruskin. The proofs and galleys of the introductions to each of the thirteen volumes of The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray with Biographical Introductions by his Daughter, Anne Ritchie , as well as ten letters related to their publication, comprise the .3 linear feet (29 items) of this collection. In the introductions, Ritchie shares many of her father's letters and journal entries never before published. These personal papers combined with her own memories of William Makepeace Thackeray as a both a writer and a father have made Ritchie's biographical introductions a significant contribution to the field of literature.
Creator:Edgerton, Bertha
Title:Bertha and Ruth Edgerton scrapbooks
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0006
Abstract:Two of the three scrapbooks in this small collection are identified as having been made by Bertha Edgerton of Creston, Lake County, Indiana. The Bertha and Ruth Edgerton scrapbooks, made[...] during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contain collectible scraps and images from seed packets and catalogs, scrap sets, catalog illustrations and advertisements, and Sunday school cards.
Creator:Cottrell Company
Title:C. B. Cottrell Sons Co. printing specimens and trade catalogs
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0014
Abstract:The C. B. Cottrell & Sons Co. printing specimens and trade catalogs includes approximately 133 items related to this printing press manufacturer spanning the period 1874 to 1910. Items found[...] in the collection include trade catalogs, advertising cards, broadside and leaflet advertisements, blank stationery, memoranda, ledger sheets, invoices, receipts, and other printing specimens, and other materials related to the business.
Subjects:Printing machinery and supplies--History--19th century | Printing machinery and supplies--History--20th century | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--19th century | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--20th century | More Subjects
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