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Creator:Penny, Georgina Maria Cooper, 1850-1902
Title:Georgina M. Cooper copybook and poetry scrapbook
Date(s):1866-1900
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0095
Abstract:This nineteenth-century copybook and scrapbook was kept by student (and later teacher) Georgina Maria Cooper of Hollandsville, Delaware. It contains pages of copied phrases completed when Cooper was in school,[...] poetry clippings, copied lists of deaths and marriages in Kent County, Delaware, and a list of her students in 1871.
Subjects:Education--Delaware--History--19th century | Students | Teachers | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Brinck, John C., 1811-1900
Title:John C. Brinck autobiographical sketch
Date(s):1893
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0097
Abstract:This volume contains an autobiographical sketch of John C. Brinck’s childhood in upstate New York, mercantile career in New York City, and travels to the Midwest, covering the period between[...] 1811 and the early 1890s.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Merchants--United States--History--19th century | United States--Description and travel | New York (N.Y.) | More Subjects
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: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: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: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:University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Title:University of Delaware Library collection of Delaware politics, policy, and government websites
Date(s):2015-2017
Call No:MSS 0744
Abstract:This collection broadly documents online sources related to Delaware policy, politics and government, including websites and social media sites of current and former members of Congress; Delaware political parties; Delaware[...] individuals who represent leadership in diplomatic or political arenas, domestic or foreign, at the local, state, and national levels; institutions, organizations, or groups concerned with public policy or civic affairs in Delaware; and Delaware political campaign websites.
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Subjects:Public policy | Computer network resources | Political campaigns | Blogs | 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
Creator:Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Title:Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia
Date(s):1960-1979
Call No:MSS 0262
Abstract:Kay Boyle, born in 1902, is best known for her work and accomplishments as a poet, short story writer, novelist, journalist, teacher, and political activist. One of the prominent American[...] expatriates during the 1920s and 1930s, much of Kay Boyle's work reflects the influences of that literary circle. The Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia, spanning from 1960-1979, consists of diaries, correspondence, books, periodicals, news clippings, reports, speeches, audio recording tapes, a photograph, and poems, documenting controversial aspects of the ground war in Vietnam and its possible expansion into Cambodia through the recorded thoughts and actions of Kay Boyle and the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia. Additional items capture the evolution of political Cambodia well into the 1970s through various publications and articles.
Subjects:Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | International relations | Vietnam--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | 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
Creator:McKee, Robert B.
Title:Robert B. McKee papers
Date(s):1861-1901
Call No:MSS 0416
Abstract:The Robert B. McKee papers consist of correspondence, military orders, medical supply inventories, casualty reports, and other material related to service as a surgeon in the 1st Delaware Calvary regiment[...] during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Medical care--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Health--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Surgeons--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Brayman, Harold, 1900-1988
Title:Harold Brayman papers
Date(s):1900-1991
Call No:MSS 0261
Abstract:Harold Brayman (1900-1988), a political journalist and former director of the Public Relations Department of Du Pont Company for 21 years, helped establish a concept of public relations which was[...] widely emulated throughout the United States. The Harold Brayman papers, spanning from 1900-1991, document the successful dual career of one man in the fields of journalism and public relations. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings and articles, manuscripts for publications, photographs, and memorabilia.
Subjects:Public relations | Journalists--United States | Journalism--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century | Political participation | More Subjects
Creator:Brayman, Harold, 1900-1988
Title:Harold Brayman papers supplement
Date(s):1914-1992
Call No:MSS 0261
Abstract:Harold Brayman (1900-1988), a political journalist and former director of the Public Relations Department of Du Pont Company for 21 years, helped establish a concept of public relations which was[...] widely emulated throughout the United States. The Harold Brayman papers supplement, spanning from 1914-1992, contains substantial editions to the original collection, documenting Brayman's dual careers in the fields of journalism and public relations. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings and articles, photographs, memorabilia and books.
Subjects:Prohibition--United States--History | Elections | Public relations | Journalism--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Frear, J. Allen, Jr.
Title:Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers
Date(s):1917-1963
Call No:MSS 0315
Abstract:J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) was a politician from Dover, Delaware (Kent County). A member of the Democratic Party, Frear served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. The Senator[...] J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers are primarily those of his congressional career, when he represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1960, though the collection also includes personal material from pre- and post-Congressional periods. The collection dates from 1917 to 1963, with bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, speeches, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual material. Personal material includes correspondence, class notes, travel brochures and post cards, and memorabilia.
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Subjects:Legislation | Legislators--United States--Biography | Senators | Politicians | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware. Library
Title:Delaware ephemera collection related to politics, policy, and government
Date(s):1970-2019
Call No:MSS 0733
Abstract:This Delaware ephemera collection is a vertical file of fliers, clippings, artifacts, and other ephemeral materials pertaining to local and federal election campaigns, environmental groups, grassroots organizations, and political groups.
Subjects:Advertising, Political--United States | Elections | Environmentalism | Political campaigns | More Subjects
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