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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: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: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:McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Title:John Dickinson and Thomas McKean letter to Caesar Rodney
Date(s):1779
Call No:MSS 0098, F0054
Abstract:Founding Father of the United States and politician John Dickinson along with Delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas McKean wrote to President of[...] Delaware Caesar Rodney concerning the capture of sixty-four prisoners aboard the British sloop-of-war, Harlem, and requesting the appointment of a sufficient guard to take them into custody in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1779.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.) | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Creator:Ward, Christopher, 1868-1943
Title:Christopher Ward papers
Date(s):1894-1966
Call No:MSS 0107
Abstract:The Christopher Ward papers record the career of popular early 20th century Delaware author Christopher Ward (1868-1943). The papers comprise manuscript drafts, typescripts, poetry, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks, and reflect[...] Ward's career as a professional author during the latter half of his life.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | American literature--20th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--History--18th century
Creator:Wailes, Sydney I.
Title:Lieutenant Sydney I. Wailes letters to unidentified recipient
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0096
Abstract:Two handwritten letters from Lieutenant Sydney I. Wailes, who served at Fort Delaware during the Civil War, to his friends, describing the day to day activities at the Fort. Typed[...] transcripts of the letters are available in the collection file.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Fort Delaware (Del.)
Creator:Lilley, David N.
Title:David N. Lilley letters
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0219
Abstract:Letters from Delaware resident David N. Lilley to his sister Annie, written during his period of service in the Union Army during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863 | Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862 | Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | More Subjects
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: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:Kirkwood, Robert, 1756-1791
Title:Robert Kirkwood documents from the collection of Helen and Paul Elm
Date(s):1779-1780
Call No:MSS 0777
Abstract:This collection features a letter, dated June 23, 1777, from Captain Robert Kirkwood of Newark, Delaware, to his father (Robert Kirkwood, Sr.) during the Continental Army's New Jersey Campaign of[...] the American Revolutionary War. The collection also contains military records related to officer appointments, muster rolls, subsistence rolls, and clothing supplies.
Subjects:United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Personal Narratives | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces | Soldiers | Military officers | 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:Reynolds, Thomas M, 1840-1864
Title:Thomas M. Reynolds letters to Louisa J. Seward
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0295
Abstract:Letters written by Union soldier Thomas M. Reynolds to his fiancee Louisa J. Seward, commenting on his relationship with Seward and his opinions about the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | Delaware--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Dorsey, George M., 1897-1984
Title:George M. Dorsey letters
Date(s):1943-1946
Call No:MSS 0322
Abstract:The 93 letters in this collection span the dates July 3, 1943, to March 23, 1946, and reflect George Dorsey's experiences and observations while stationed in India during World War[...] II. All of the letters are addressed to Mary Emily Dorsey, George's only sister, who resided in Wilmington, Delaware.
Subjects:V-mail | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | India--History--20th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--20th 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: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