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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: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: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:Boulter, Clara Agnes, active 1843-1869
Title:Clara Agnes Boulter mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South
Date(s):1843-1869
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0033
Abstract:This antebellum and mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South bears the name Clara Agnes Boulter on the inside front endpaper. The contents of this book are largely centered on[...] ladies' manners, etiquette, advice, short stories, and fashion for women, though a significant component includes references to Confederate generals and Southern sympathies. Several items suggest the creator had ties to Texas and Virginia, and new clippings from Southern papers in Knoxville, Louisville, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Arkansas are found throughout the volume. The book features both fine and newsprint engravings, numerous news clippings of verse and articles, some original verse and art, and a few color prints. The volume includes two oval-cut albumen print photographs affixed to the pages, circa 1860s. One is of a house near a river with a water wheel and the second is of the Alamo in San Antonio.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Women--Southern States--Social conditions--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America
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: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:David, B. B.
Title:David, David, and Smith travel and real estate journals
Date(s):1851-1906
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0019
Abstract:These diaries, contained in four volumes, highlight daily life and travel to Wyoming, social activities, and real estate business, primarily in Iowa and Wyoming between 1851 and 1906. Individuals named[...] B. B. David, E. C. David, and William W. Smith produced three of these four volumes. The final compiler of the diaries is unknown.
Subjects:Travel writing--United States--History--19th century | Real property--Iowa--History--19th century | Surveyors | Travelers | More Subjects
Creator:White, Mary Avery, 1778-1860
Title:Mary Avery White journals
Date(s):1805-1855
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0084
Abstract:These three manuscripts are volumes of a journal kept by Mary Avery White (1778-1860) of Boylston, Massachusetts. White wrote extensively about life in rural Massachusetts, including observations on the weather,[...] notes about daily work and social visits, meditations on religion, and information about her involvement in various reform activities, including abolitionism and the temperance movement.
Subjects:Abolitionists--Massachusetts--History--19th century | Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century | Women--United States--Diaries | Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | More Subjects
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:Pierce family
Title:Pierce family papers
Date(s):1833-1954
Call No:MSS 0293
Abstract:The Pierce family papers comprise materials relating to the Pierce family of New Castle, Delaware, from the early nineteenth century to the middle twentieth century. Most of the forty-eight items[...] date from the American Civil War and provide a personal description of military life.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Jonson, George W. (George Washington), 1801-1880
Title:Swan family journal
Date(s):1838-1857
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0072
Abstract:This manuscript volume is a family journal kept by George Washington Jonson and members of the Swan family of Easton, Massachusetts, between September 1838 and January 1839. Also included are[...] nine letters from Louisa Sophia Johnson Swan, Jr., to Jonson, her uncle.
Subjects:Poetry--19th century | Education--United States--History--19th century | Women--Education--United States--History--19th century | United States--Politics and government--19th century | More Subjects
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:Strickland, Peter, 1837-1921
Title:Peter Strickland papers
Date(s):1857-1912
Call No:MSS 0171
Abstract:Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a shipmaster, merchant, and U.S. consul in the French colony of Senegal. Diaries and letter books of Peter Strickland dating 1857 to 1912. While varying in[...] content, the diaries center around Strickland’s life as a merchant, both on the sea as well as in Senegal. Issues of two French colonial weekly newspapers contextualize the events of the French colony during Strickland’s time there.
Subjects:Shipping--United States--History--19th century | United States--Foreign relations--Africa | Agents (commercial representatives) | Dakar (Senegal) | More Subjects