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Creator:Johnson, Everett C., 1877-1926
Title:Everett C. and Louise Staton Johnson papers
Date(s):1835-1988
Call No:MSS 0361
Abstract:Everett C. Johnson was born on September 8, 1877, in Blackwater, Delaware, to Isaac (d. 1917) and Belinda (Williams) Johnson. Louise Staton Johnson was born in 1882 to Joseph[...] L. Staton (1836-1891) and Martha (Rounds) Staton, in Newark, Delaware. The Everett C. and Louise S. Johnson Papers concern the personal affairs of prominent Delaware publisher and politician Everett C. Johnson (1877-1926) and his wife Louise Staton Johnson (1882-1977). In addition, the collection contains material from their Newark publishing house, the Press of Kells, which brought the Arts and Crafts Movement to the community from 1916 to 1918.
Creator:Pearson, Jr., G. Burton, 1905-1999
Title:G. Burton Pearson, Jr. papers
Date(s):1840-1999
Call No:MSS 0432
Abstract:George Burton Pearson, Jr., (1905-1999), born in Middletown, Delaware, was a Delaware lawyer, judge, and banker. Pearson worked in the Wilmington law firm of Hugh[...] M. Morris. Pearson left private legal practice in 1939 to serve as Delaware’s first statutory Vice Chancellor. Burton Pearson was elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association in 1950, serving until 1952. In 1951, he joined the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware. He was a founding member and president of the Unidel Foundation, Inc., which supports many academic departments at the University by providing research funds for students. The G. Burton Pearson, Jr. Papers include personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from his birth in 1905 until shortly before his death in 1999. The Pearson papers also contain correspondence, papers, and photographs from some of Burton Pearson’s ancestors, dating from about 1840 to the 1950s. The collection has been arranged in two series: I. George Burton Pearson, Jr.’s papers; and II. Pearson family papers, which contains the papers of relatives from the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families. Family photographs and correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, between about 1880 and 1950, form the bulk of the collection.
Creator:Reed, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1899-1972
Title:Henry Clay Reed papers
Date(s):1833-1979
Call No:MSS 0499
Abstract:Henry Clay Reed, historian and University of Delaware professor, was born 15 May 1899, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He served the University of Delaware for forty[...] years, researching, teaching, writing, and editing numerous articles and books. He helped create and guide the American Studies program at the University, serving as the first chairman of the program and helping to improve the climate for interdisciplinary study. He was also involved with a number of library, historical, and fraternal projects and organizations. The Henry Clay Reed Papers, spanning the dates from 1915 – 1974, contains legal documents, photographs, microfilm, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, publications, and ephemera from the historian and University of Delaware professor. The collection will perhaps be most useful to scholars who share Henry Clay Reed’s research interests. Many of his extensive notes, transcripts, and manuscript pages consider aspects of crime or punishment both in the secular legal system and in various Christian denominations in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Topics with extensive documentation in the proposed history of Crime and Punishment in New Jersey include animal cruelty, church discipline, domestic violence, infanticide, theft, the legal system in relation to servants, apprentices, children, and slaves, and other topics. Reed’s research interests also included the history of African Americans in Delaware. Amongst his papers is a manuscript article on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, with a collection of letters from the 1920-1930s that contain personal recollections from the niece and grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, regarding Stowe’s contacts with Thomas Garrett, a stationmaster on the Wilmington Underground Railroad.
Creator:Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974
Title:Mary Bartlett Cowdrey papers
Date(s):1834-1963
Call No:MSS 0556
Abstract:The papers of American art historian Mary Bartlett Cowdrey comprise nine linear feet of notes; correspondence; manuscripts of published and unpublished books and articles; engravings and lithographs from published sources;[...] photographs of paintings and engravings; postcards; clippings from books, exhibition catalogs, magazines, and newspapers, for approximately 1,600 American artists active during the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries. The collection is arranged in five series that roughly correspond to Cowdrey's publishing and research projects.
Subjects:Art, American--Exhibitions | Art, American--19th century--Indexes | Art, Modern--19th century--Indexes | Painting, American--Exhibitions
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection
Date(s):1818-1973
Call No:MSS 0574
Abstract:This Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection includes articles and full page sheets clipped and saved from nineteenth- and twentieth-century published newspapers and periodicals (bulk dates 1950-1969). Housed in 17 folders[...] and one scrapbook, the articles focus on historic structures and locations in Delaware, local politics and people, the Delaware River, transportation, and extreme weather.
Subjects:Historic preservation--Delaware--History--20th century | Politicians--Delaware--20th century | Artists--Delaware--20th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Lincoln Club of Delaware
Title:Abraham Lincoln collection
Date(s):1841-1996
Call No:MSS 0521
Abstract:The Abraham Lincoln collection comprises a variety of Lincolniana - including Civil War era newspapers, art work, sheet music, and realia - collected and assembled by the Lincoln Club of[...] Delaware.
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Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Presidents
Creator:Fulton, Gardiner
Title:Gardiner Fulton papers
Date(s):1813-1989
Call No:MSS 0403
Abstract:Gardiner Fulton (b. ca. 1785) was an Irish immigrant who settled into a farming life in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Gardiner Fulton papers consists of[...] .3 linear feet of financial documents, correspondence, and ephemera. The forty-nine items in this collection contain clues about the life of a mid-nineteenth-century farmer in Philadelphia County. The documents record numerous transactions between Gardiner Fulton and the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company during the early years of its gunpowder manufacturing business in Wilmington, Delaware. Founder of the company Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) traveled to Philadelphia often, and letters in the collection imply that du Pont and Fulton saw each other during some of these journeys. The majority of Gardiner Fulton’s papers is business correspondence, which includes fifteen transactions with the du Pont de Nemours Company (F2). Although limited, these papers do provide some insight into the kinds of supplies used in northeastern Pennsylvania farming communities.
Creator:Littel family
Title:Littell family papers
Date(s):1808-1998
Call No:MSS 0449
Abstract:The Littell family represented in this collection traces its ancestry to some of the early eighteenth-century European settlers in the greater Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
Creator:DePol, John, 1913-2004
Title:John DePol papers
Date(s):1837-2004
Call No:MSS 0297
Abstract:Artist and engraver John DePol was born in 1913 in Greenwich Village in New York City. The John DePol papers document a remarkable artistic life and the career of[...] arguably the most renowned American wood engraver of the twentieth century. Over 51 linear feet of personal papers and an additional extensive book collection trace the evolution of John DePol’s craft from his early experiments in lithography during his military service in Ireland, England, and Europe, to his apprentice years with Lewis White Company, on through his prolific career as a wood engraver for commercial firms and fine press printers which continued into the twenty-first century. John DePol maintained meticulous records of his commissions as well as his own independent work, and his papers contain virtually all of his correspondence and memoranda relating to jobs, contractual material, preliminary renderings and sketches, photographs, proof material, examples of the final printed work, original woodblocks, and files, relating to all the artists, printers, and publishers with whom he has worked. One of the largest and most important groups of papers documents the long, productive collaboration between DePol and John Anderson of the Pickering Press. DePol and Anderson worked together for nearly forty years producing numerous pamphlets, chapbooks, broadsides, keepsakes, Christmas cards, letterheads, and ephemera, all of which are represented in the John DePol Papers.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery
Date(s):1801-1994
Call No:MSS 0601
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While[...] Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Exhibitions | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Specimens | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:John Malcolm Brinnin papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1998
Call No:MSS 0103
Abstract:The Supplement to the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers comprises thirteen linear feet of material spanning the dates [1800s]-1998 (bulk dates 1935-1998). Most of the collection consists of letters to[...] Brinnin; poems, a memoir, journals, and articles written by Brinnin; and personal documents, such as a passport, birth certificate, medical and hospice information, draft notice, photographs, and college diploma. However, the supplement also includes books or manuscripts written by other authors and friends, artwork, clippings, computer software, travel brochures and itineraries, and audiovisual material related to Brinnin.
Subjects:Canadian poetry--20th century
Creator:Dobson, Alban, 1885-
Title:Austin Dobson collection
Date(s):1762-1999
Call No:MSS 0644
Abstract:The Austin Dobson collection comprises approximately six linear feet plus oversize material of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, royalty statements, artwork, photographs, wills, genealogies, periodicals, clippings, scrapbooks, copper plates, and printed[...] ephemera. The collection documents the work and life of English author and civil servant (Henry) Austin Dobson (1840-1921) and the management of Dobson's estate and literary legacy by his youngest son, Alban Dobson (1885-1962) and his son, Christopher Dobson (1916-2005), primarily during the period between the author's death in 1921 and Alban Dobson's death in 1962.
Subjects:Authors, English--19th century | Authors, English--20th century | Intellectual property--England | Literary agents | More Subjects
Creator:Morris, Hugh, -1966
Title:Morris family papers
Date(s):1740-1985
Call No:MSS 0196
Abstract:The Morris Family Papers, a collection of .5 linear feet, includes legal deeds, account books, personal and business correspondence, legal briefs, and photographs. The collection holds material created by the[...] Morris Library's namesake, Judge Hugh M. Morris. There are six series in the Morris Family Papers: Morris Family, consisting of documents related to family land holdings and wills; James A. Smith, consisting of documents and bank books; William W. Morris, consisting of correspondence; Hugh M. Morris, consisting of school notebooks, correspondence, and legal papers; Willard Saulsbury, consisting of correspondence; and Morris Family photographs.
Creator:Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005
Title:William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Date(s):1844-2005
Call No:MSS 0638
Abstract:The William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood comprises 10.5 linear feet of material plus oversize items dating from 1844 to 2005 and includes extensive[...] bibliographic information relating to the works of Charles Dickens and specifically to the author's final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), which was unfinished at the time of his death. The collection, which illuminates Oliver's activities as a collector and bibliographer, includes publications that printed original versions of the storyline, as well as various derivative works based on the novel; extensive bibliographies of editions of Dickens's works and scholarly work on Dickensiana, with a focus on Edwin Drood; and travel information and souvenirs from Dickens-related landmarks and events.
Subjects:English literature--History and criticism | Novelists, English--19th century | Book collecting | Book collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Shirley, John W., 1908-1988
Title:John Shirley papers related to Thomas Harriot
Date(s):1590-1988
Call No:MSS 0343
Abstract:Few facts are known about the early years of British astronomer, mathematician, and scientist Thomas Harriot (1560-1621). Harriot accompanied the famed party sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to colonize Virginia[...] (present-day North Carolina) in 1585, acting as surveyor, cartographer, and scientific advisor. American educator and author John Shirley (1908-1988), internationally recognized as one of the few authorities on Thomas Harriot, was directly responsible for elevating Harriot's status in history. The John Shirley Papers related to Thomas Harriot consist of 22 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, maps, audio-tapes, microfilms, notebooks, clippings, and other material related to Thomas Harriot and collected by John Shirley. Materials related to Shirley's other professional work are also included. The collection divided into six series: Harriot research material, works by Shirley on Harriot, Harriot seminars and symposiums, Shirley correspondence regarding Harriot, Harriot manuscripts, and Shirley professional material not related to Harriot.
Creator:Green, Paulettte
Title:Paulette Green paper collection
Date(s):1669-1987
Call No:MSS 0319
Abstract:This collection was compiled between 1962 and 1987 by Paulette Greene, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, whose business was located in Rockville Center, New York. The[...] Paulette Greene paper collection includes handmade, watermarked, and decorated paper samples, as well as related correspondence and reference material. While the earliest watermarked sheet dates to 1669, the bulk of the collection is from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The strength of the collection lies in its samples, particularly the decorated papers, which include marbled and printed endpapers as well as individually crafted pieces by contemporary artists. The marbling work of Mariana Roach and Claire Van Vliet are especially noteworthy.
Creator:Russell, Frank B.
Title:Frank B. Russell genealogical collection
Date(s):1630-1991
Call No:MSS 0538
Abstract:The Frank B. Russell genealogical collection incorporates documentation on the Hunn family of Massachusetts and Delaware, along with Sipple, Calvert, Kitchen, and Walker branches, dating back to the seventeenth-century colonial[...] period.
Subjects:Genealogy
Creator:Wakeman, Geoffrey
Title:Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection
Date(s):1655-1996
Call No:MSS 0554
Abstract:The Geoffrey Wakeman Plough Press collection consists of the records of the Plough Press and the works and research materials of the Plough Press's founder, English printer and author Geoffrey[...] Wakeman. The Plough Press's publications, reprints, and original works by Wakeman and others pertain to print culture, particularly printers and printing, illustration processes, binding, and paper.
Subjects:Bookbinding--Specimens | Printing--Great Britain--History--20th century | Printing--Great Britain--History--19th century | Illustration of books--Technique | More Subjects
Creator:Brewer, William Augustus, 1863-1931
Title:William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection
Date(s):1700-2000
Call No:GRA 0115
Abstract:The William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection comprises 12,870 printed bookplates dating primarily from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, many of which were from the libraries of famous individuals or[...] produced by significant artists. The collection also contains additional material relating to Brewer's collection, including Mrs. Augusta LaMotte Brewer's address book and printing plates and blocks, as well as reference material relating to bookplates.
Subjects:Bookplates | Art in bookplates | Bookplates--Collectors and collecting | Collectors
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