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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:Penn, John, 1729-1795
Title:John Penn document certifying Caesar Rodney as Colonial Supreme Court Justice
Date(s):1770
Call No:MSS 0098, F0049
Abstract:One autograph document by Lieutenant Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania John Penn certifying Caesar Rodney's status as a Colonial Supreme Court Justice in the counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex[...] on the Delaware River in 1770. The lower portion of the document is missing.
Subjects:Delaware | Delaware--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:John Ross legal opinion
Date(s):1739
Call No:MSS 0098, F0080
Abstract:Document giving the legal opinion of John Ross on how money should be distributed from fines levied against forgers in New Castle, Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Delaware. Governor (1851-1855 : Ross)
Title:William H. Ross document appointing Stephen Green as Sussex County trustee
Date(s):1851
Call No:MSS 0098, F0109
Abstract:Document appointing Stephen Green as trustee of Sussex County, Delaware, replacing resignee David Hazzard, signed by Governor of Delaware William H. Ross on April 16, 1851.
Subjects:Sussex County (Del.)
Creator:Pennsylvania. County Court (Philadelphia County)
Title:Philadelphia County court blotter
Date(s):1829
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0135
Abstract:This volume, entitled “Court Blotter No. 2,” contains the handwritten record of Philadelphia County Court proceedings and testimony from March 21-31, 1829. It includes case titles, lists of defendants and[...] witnesses, descriptions of crimes, testimony, summations, and verdicts.
Subjects:Forgers (criminals) | Philadelphia (Pa.) | Philadelphia County (Pa.)
Creator:Hannum, Robert Marshall
Title:Robert Marshall Hannum vs. The Wilmington City Railroad company papers
Date(s):1901
Call No:MSS 0098, F0105
Abstract:Eleven handwritten accident reports, eye witness accounts, and court declaration make up this small collection documenting an accident involving a horse-drawn wagon, driven by Robert Marshall Hannum, and Wilmington City[...] Railroad Co. trolley car no. 15, on February 22, 1901 . Also included is the subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Hannum. Documentation includes accident reports completed by the conductor of the car, Adolph Edwards, and by the car’s motorman, William Anseaume, as well as the reports from five individuals who witnessed the accident. . An accident report for a separate and unrelated incident, which occurred on February 21, 1901, is also included in the collection. This accident involved a horse and wagon owned by a Miss Price, but driven by an unidentified individual, and Wilmington Railroad Co. car no. 25. This accident report was completed by motorman T. L. Daniels.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--20th century
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:Tilghman family
Title:Tilghman family papers
Date(s):1730-1903
Call No:MSS 0524
Abstract:The Tilghman family papers, spanning the years 1730-1903 (bulk dates 1776-1810), comprises .3 linear ft. (102 items) of legal documents, legal correspondence, receipts, and financial records from this Maryland Eastern[...] Shore family.
Subjects:Lawyers--United States--History--18th century | Lawyers--United States--History--19th century | Courts--United States--History--18th century | Courts--United States--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1943
Title:Bright family papers
Date(s):1763-1942
Call No:MSS 0128
Abstract:The Robert Southall Bright Collection concerns the personal and business affairs of theBright family, most notably Philadelphia lawyer Robert Southall Bright (1872-1943) and his wife Caroline de Beelen Bright (d.[...] 1932). The collection comprises 2.3 linear feet of material and contains correspondence, financial and legal items, receipts, insurance policies, leases, speeches, political papers, certificates, invitations and greeting cards, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into five main series: I. Robert S. Bright correspondence, II. financial and legal documents, III. papers concerning other members of the Bright family, IV. miscellaneous papers, and V. photographs.
Creator:Lewis family
Title:Lewis family papers
Date(s):1696-1915
Call No:MSS 0130
Abstract:The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware.[...] Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings.
Subjects:United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | Newark (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Greenwatch Institute
Title:Greenwatch Institute records
Date(s):1977-2004
Call No:MSS 0716
Abstract:Greenwatch Institute was created in 1992 as the result of a legal settlement with Keystone Cogenerations Systems Inc., in which a trust fund was established to be used for projects[...] benefitting the environment. Greenwatch Institute administers those funds. Delaware author and environmentalist Jerry Shields was chairman of Greenwatch Institute from its founding until his death in 1998. This collection largely represents his work for the Institute. The papers of Greenwatch Institute comprise legal, administrative, and research materials produced during the institute's founding and early operations.
Subjects:Environmental policy--Delaware--History--20th century | Energy industries--Environmental aspects--Delaware--History--20th century | Rivers--Delaware--History--20th century | Waterways--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century
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
Creator:Wilson family
Title:Wilson family papers
Date(s):1684-1954
Call No:MSS 0303
Abstract:The papers of the Wilson family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware, consist of 1.35 linear feet of material relating to four generations of direct descendents of Edward Wilson, Esq.,[...] of Elm’s Farm, near Liverpool, England.
Subjects:Investments | Railroads--Delaware--History--19th century | Municipal engineering | Museums--History | More Subjects
Creator:Battaglia, Victor F., Sr.
Title:Victor F. Battaglia, Sr., papers
Date(s):1981-2012
Call No:MSS 0654
Abstract:Victor F. Battaglia, Sr. is a Wilmington attorney specializing in general litigation, civil and criminal law, hospital litigation, legal and medical malpractice and discipline, and estate planning and probate law.[...] The Victor F. Battaglia, Sr., papers, spanning from 1981-2012, contains correspondence, reports, notes, legal documents, board and committee meeting minutes, articles, speeches, prepared remarks and lecture notes documenting his professional activity, public activity, and charitable work.
Subjects:Prison administration--United States | Prison sentences--United States | Sentences (Criminal procedure) | Prisoners--Civil rights | More Subjects
Creator:Brown, Harry Fletcher
Title:Harry Fletcher Brown collection
Date(s):1881-1960
Call No:MSS 0436
Abstract:The Harry Fletcher Brown collection, spanning the years 1881-1960 (bulk dates 1910-1952), contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, business cards, legal documents, printed material, ephemera, a photograph, World War I medal,[...] programs, and blueprints of his Wilmington, Delaware, residence.
Subjects:Chemical industry--History--19th century | Chemical industry--History--20th century | Philanthropists--United States--History--19th century | Philanthropists--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects