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Creator:Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.)
Title:Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:GRA 0106
Abstract:The Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments comprises 23 color lithographs printed by Rosenthal's Lith. of Philadelphia between 1861 and 1865.
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Subjects:Military camps--United States--19th century--Pictorial works | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works
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:Durfee, P. B.
Title:My Journey to Memphis
Date(s):1866-1867
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0024
Abstract:This journal belonged to P. B. Durfee and chronicles two trips from Providence, Rhode Island, to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as a clerk during the 1860s.
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Subjects:Railroad travel--United States--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Clerks of the works--Diaries | Clerks of the works | More Subjects
Creator:Smith, James E., active 1864
Title:Pocket diary
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0059
Abstract:This diary was kept by a member of the 56th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, possibly named James E. Smith, from January 1 to May 5, 1864, during the U.S. Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers | Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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:Garrigues, Mary
Title:Mary Garrigues journal
Date(s):1764-1782
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0132
Abstract:This journal was created by Mary Garrigues, who described her experiences at Quaker Meetings in the Mid Atlantic, her travels to those Meetings, and her preaching against slavery. She also[...] copied a portion of a 1759 manuscript by English Quaker Christopher Wilson.
Subjects:Quaker women | Quaker abolitionists | Quaker preaching | Slavery--Maryland | More Subjects
Creator:Hopkins, Charles B., Lt. -1817
Title:United States Army 42nd infantry muster roll
Date(s):1814
Call No:MSS 0098, F0016
Abstract:Descriptive list of a detachment of recuits assigned to the 42nd regiment, United States Infanty, forwarded to Camp McComb near New Castle, Delaware, by order of Major Thomas Stockton.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century | United States--History--War of 1812
Creator:Rutherford, Alexander
Title:Alexander Rutherford receipt
Date(s):1778
Call No:MSS 0098, F0022
Abstract:A handwritten receipt acknowledging delivery of seven regimental coats from Thomas Rodney, Clothier General for Delaware State, for seven soldiers of the Delaware regiment working in the Continental shoe factory[...] in Newark, Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
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:United States. Army
Title:William G. Robelen U.S. Army discharge document
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0115
Abstract:U.S. Army discharge document for William G. Robelen, after three years of service in the G Company, 6th Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry, at age 18, on August 4, 1864.
Subjects:Delaware | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
Title:Emile E. Bucher documents
Date(s):1863-1888
Call No:MSS 0098, F0121
Abstract:A certificate of exemption for a drafted person on account of disability dated September 16, 1863, certifying that by reason of physical disability, Emile J. Bucher, of Wilmington's 3rd Ward[...] in New Castle County, is unfit for military duty. The second document is an oversized United States of America passport for Emile E. Bucher (1868-1914), Bucher's son, describing his physical characteristics, signed by U.S. Senator Thomas F. Bayard (D-Del., 1869-1885), and issued on September 6, 1888.
Subjects:Wilmington (Del.) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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:Carper, Thomas R., 1947-
Title:Thomas R. Carper congressional papers
Date(s):1979-1993
Call No:MSS 0399
Abstract:Thomas R. Carper (1947- ) served the state of Delaware as its member-at-large in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms: he was elected as a Democrat to the[...] Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993). Carper served on the committees of Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries, with memberships on several subcommittees. Carper was elected with the "budget conscious class of 1982" and was a fiscal conservative in his legislative efforts. Carper worked on the bailout plan for the savings and loan industry, correctly predicting the enormity of the problem. The Thomas R. Carper congressional pPapers reflect issues on banking, environmental and coastal concerns, fishing and tourism, and many other topics of interest to Delawareans in the 1980s. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, and office files, the collection includes reports, documents, and memorabilia from Carper's congressional career.
Subjects:Politicians--Delaware--20th century | Legislators--United States--Biography | United States. Congress--Constituent communication | Flood insurance--Law and legislation--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
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: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:Kimball, Ella Pultz Mann, 1846-
Title:Journal of Ella Pultz Kimball
Date(s):1881-1887
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0048
Abstract:This diary was kept by Ella Pultz Kimball from May 8, 1881, to May 31, 1883. The 262 page volume documents the daily social and domestic activities of a wealthy[...] New York City-area family in the early 1880s.
Subjects:Manners and customs--History--19th century | Housewives (people) | Jersey City (N.J.)--History--19th century | New York (N.Y.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Vinton, John Rogers, 1801-1847
Title:Private Journal No. V
Date(s):1827-1828
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0062
Abstract:This diary of American soldier and painter John Rogers Vinton (1801-1847) covers the period September 20, 1827, to March 22, 1828, and provides a detailed look into the political and[...] social atmosphere of Washington, D.C., in the late 1820s. Vinton discusses Washington, D.C., politics (including the upcoming 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson), his duties as an officer in the military, as well as his social life, interest in painting, fashion, and theatrical performances.
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Subjects:Courtship--United States--History--19th century | Military officers | Artists (visual artists) | Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century | 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:Warren, S. Edward (Samuel Edward), 1831-1909
Title:Journal Vol. I S.E.W.
Date(s):1846-1849
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0079
Abstract:This journal contains autograph entries documenting the life and education of Massachusetts resident Samuel Edward Warren from the years 1846-1849.
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Subjects:Education--United States--History--19th century | Student activities--United States--History--19th century | Students | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church (Wilmington, Del.)
Title:Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church record book
Date(s):1885-1914
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0094
Abstract:This volume contains records from the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilmington, Delaware, from 1885 to 1914.
Subjects:Methodist Episcopal Church--History | Church history--19th century | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century | More Subjects