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Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
Date(s):1690-1927
Call No:MSS 0117
Abstract:The manuscript collection of the Latimer Family Papers consists of material spanning the dates 1690-1927, with bulk dates of 1770-1870. The collection as a whole includes correspondence, newspaper clippings,[...] ledgers, checks, bills, receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, photographs, and ship logs. The collection details the personal and business affairs of the Latimer family and also documents events of historical and economic significance in the context of revolutionary America and early 19th century trade. The contents of the collection were previously arranged in chronological order, and are here presented in four series.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--Politics and government | United States--Politics and government | More Subjects
Creator:Budd family
Title:Budd family papers
Date(s):1818-1866
Call No:MSS 0540
Abstract:This collection includes early nineteenth-century correspondence of the Budd family of Philadelphia (primarily to or from lawyer Thomas Allibone Budd) and the Davis family of Smyrna, Delaware, and late nineteenth-century[...] photographs of Budd family descendants.
Subjects:Lawyers | United States--Description and travel | United States--History--19th century
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Nineteenth-century American military collection
Date(s):1846-1903
Call No:MSS 0541
Abstract:The Nineteenth-century American military collection is an artificial collection that contains 1.6 linear feet of American military records spanning the period 1846-1903. The bulk of the collection dates from the[...] American Civil War (1861-1865). Additional records are from the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) and the remainder of the nineteenth century. There are also five items pertaining to the Mexican War (1846-1848) and two documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers from 1856-1858. The records primarily document the administrative and bureaucratic logistics of waging a war and maintaining an army. Items include official correspondence between officers; orders; morning, trimonthly, and consolidated reports of unit manpower and supplies; food inspections; cargo and livestock manifests; provisions for supplies; and discharges and appointments of individual soldiers. Some personal letters (11 items) to and from Civil War soldiers are also present, as are a number of personal letters to and from Civil War veterans written during the post-war period.
Subjects:Mexican War, 1846-1848 | Patronage, Political--United States--History--19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Burdick, Kim, 1948-
Title:Kim Rogers Burdick National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association records
Date(s):1976-2009
Call No:MSS 0593
Abstract:The Kim Rogers Burdick National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association records contains 3.3 linear feet of documents, correspondence, new clippings, brochures, financial records, and multimedia materials gathered by Burdick during her[...] work with the Association (also known as W3R), which first began meeting informally in 1999 and was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 2004 with the purpose of identifying and marking the approximately 650-mile route traveled by colonial and French troops en route to their victory at the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. In addition to the records of this national coordinating body, the collection also contains materials from the smaller state-level W3R organizations, in particular the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route of Delaware (W3R-DE) and material related to the legislation enacting the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage Act of 2000.
Subjects:Trails--Law and legislation--United States | Trails--Law and legislation--Delaware | Historic sites--Law and legislation--United States | Historic sites--Law and legislation--Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Tupper, Samuel, Reverend, active 1865
Title:Diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper
Date(s):1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0110
Abstract:This is an American Civil War diary belonging to Reverend Samuel Tupper, describing his volunteer work with the U. S. Christian Commission in diary entries created between May 24 and[...] June 30, 1865, near Alexandria, Virginia.
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Subjects:Chaplains--Diaries | Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief | 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:Grover, John C. (John Charles), 1844-1903
Title:John C. Grover Civil War journal
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0032
Abstract:This journal was owned by Private John C. Grover of the Massachusetts 17th Infantry and chronicles his experiences fighting in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Grover's journal[...] contains frequent, autograph entries chronicling his experiences as a Union soldier in the Civil War from September 18, 1861, to July 27, 1865. Entries are short, but they provide information on troop movements, battles (occurring in North Carolina), orders, Grover's pay, the supplies he received, his daily activities, and news from other regiments. He also mentioned many soldiers dying of fever.
Subjects:Soldiers--United States--Diaries | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | More Subjects
Creator:Herbert, Charles, 1757-1808
Title:Charles Herbert Revolutionary War journal
Date(s):1776-1780
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0037
Abstract:Charles Herbert’s journal chronicles his time as a prisoner of the English during the Revolutionary War. It describes his daily activities and the hardships of prison. Many sections of the[...] diary have been written in code. A cipher is provided.
Subjects:Prisoners of war--England--History--18th century--Diaries. | Cryptography--History--18th century | Prisoners of war | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Saltus, James C.
Title:James C. Saltus letter and manuscript
Date(s):1862-1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0102
Abstract:Confederate Lieutenant James C. Saltus's handwritten manuscript describing his Civil War experience from April-June 1864. The manuscript was written while Saltus was a prisoner of war at Division 22 Officers[...] Barracks, Fort Delaware, on October 14, 1864. Also included is a letter from Saltus to his niece on her letter writing and family matters, sent while he was at Fort Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Creator:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Chase, George P.
Title:Madness of rebellion : essay
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0125
Abstract:This autograph essay by George P. Chase, a Union sympathizer, was written during the U.S. Civil War (1864) and criticizes the Confederacy on what he calls "the madness of rebellion."
Subjects:Unionists (United States Civil War) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literature and the war | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Lowther, Edith A.
Title:Edith A. Lowther meeting notes for Presbyterian Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Societies
Date(s):1890-1895
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:Matlack family
Title:Matlack family letters to Samuel J. Matlack
Date(s):1862-1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0916
Abstract:This collection consists of seventeen letters written by members of the Matlack family in Philadelphia to Samuel J. Matlack while he was serving in the Union Navy aboard the USSWissahickon,[...] a gunboat in the blockading squadron off the coast of South Carolina, during the American Civil War, from 1862-1865.
Subjects:Presidents--United States--Election--1864 | Seamen | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades | More Subjects
Creator:Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Title:Andrew Jackson autograph signature
Date(s):1829-1837
Call No:MSS 0099, F0923
Abstract:The autograph signature of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), who was the seventh President of the United States, is affixed to a slip of paper cut from a document.
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Presidents | United States--Politics and government--1829-1837
Creator:Stevens, John H.
Title:Eyewitness account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Date(s):1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0977
Abstract:Consists of one handwritten manuscript by John H. Stevens in which he gives an eyewitness account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
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: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:Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Title:Rockwell Kent letters to David Wesley
Date(s):1951-1969
Call No:MSS 0304
Abstract:The Rockwell Kent collection consists of letters written by twentieth century American artist Rockwell Kent to his personal friend and twentieth century American journalist David Wesley.
Subjects:Cold War | Artists (visual artists) | United States--Politics and government--20th century
Creator:Kaufman, Edward E., 1939-
Title:Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman papers
Date(s):1994-2013
Call No:MSS 0660
Abstract:Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman (b. 1939) represented Delaware in the United States Senate from January 15, 2009 - November 15, 2010. Democrat Ted Kaufman was appointed by Governor Ruth Ann[...] Minner to fill the Senate vacancy caused by the resignation of newly elected Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; Senator Ted Kaufman did not seek election to the office in a special election for the seat in November 2010. The bulk of the Ted Kaufman papers documents the 22 months he spent in the United States Senate with additional materials related to his earlier political career and post-Senate activities.
Subjects:Legislation | Legislators--United States--Biography | Politicians | Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Stewart, Richard H.
Title:Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material
Date(s):1861-2009
Call No:MSS 0694
Abstract:The Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material comprises artifacts, prints, postcards, stamps, coins, clippings, publications, notes and research, and an 1861 appointment signed by Lincoln. The collection documents[...] the nation’s mourning of Lincoln through contemporary and commemorative ephemera, artifacts, and prints and reflects the collecting and research pursuits of native Delawarean, University of Delaware alumnus, and DuPont executive Richard H. Stewart (1936-2013).
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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