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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards
Date(s):1872-1879
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0031
Abstract:This nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards bears a red leather cover embossed with black design and lettering, titled "ALBUM." The scrapbook album features Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Valentine[...] greeting cards with most captioned with the year and name of the friend or relative who sent the card. There are some die-cut color images of flowers, children, and ladies. One series of nine collectible scraps illustrates "Snow White" and each of the scenes bears a narrative caption.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Black, Robert M. (Robert Middleton), 1811-1878
Title:Robert M. Black docket book
Date(s):1869-1887
Call No:MSS 0098, F0150
Abstract:This handwritten book contains a listing of 565 civil and criminal cases, numbered 5824 to 6386, brought before Robert M. Black, Justice of the Peace for Pencader Hundred, Delaware. [...] Each case is described with a charge, verdict, court costs, and other relevant information. Occasional receipts for fines are attached. Primarily, the cases involved disputes related to business and employment transactions.
Subjects:Pencader Hundred (Del.)--History--19th century | New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Dean, William
Title:William Dean notebooks
Date(s):1874-1878
Call No:MSS 0195
Abstract:The William Dean notebooks are a collection of twelve small autograph booklets of notes, summaries, and transcriptions from numerous books and catalogues pertaining to watercolor painting or heraldry. Created during[...] the 1870s or 1880s, the booklets are Dean's working notes on these two topics.
Subjects:Heraldry
Creator:Kempton, David B.
Title:David B. Kempton diary
Date(s):1868-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0046
Abstract:These nine volumes are the diary of David B. Kempton of New Bedford, Massachusetts, kept 1868-1874 and 1876-1877. Kempton recorded his observations on the weather, his business dealings, and local[...] social life.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Shipping--New England--History--19th century | Whaling--New England--History--19th century | New Bedford (Mass.)
Creator:Sparhawk, George, active 1874-1882
Title:Journal of the U.S.S. Enterprise
Date(s):1874-1882
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0070
Abstract:Deck log describing the journey of the United States steam sloop Enterprise from New York to European Station duty from November 1, 1878, through May 10, 1880.
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Subjects:Logbooks--19th century | Navy-yards and naval stations--History--19th century | Sloops--History--19th century | Soldiers--United States--Diaries | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Rachel Leah Lindeman album
Date(s):1862-1877
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0008
Abstract:The Rachel Leah Lindeman album is a presentation album which was given to Lindeman on March 18, 1862, in honor of her birthday. The album, which contains thirty-four pages of[...] photographs, poems, artwork (pencil sketches, ink drawings, cartoons, illuminations, watercolors, etc.), elaborate calligraphy, and pressed flowers dating from 1862 to 1877, is a fine example of a Victorian presentation album with colonial Indian influences.
Subjects:India--History--19th century | Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Eclectic nineteenth-century British scrapbook
Date(s):1865-1890
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0029
Abstract:This eclectically compiled nineteenth-century British scrapbook features collectible scraps of flowers, animals, children, birds, and work scenes; greeting cards; original ink, graphite, and watercolor artwork; material related to British royalty;[...] scenes of famous British places and buildings; and numerous images from varied sources. Several items depict "exotic ethnics," such as a black woman, an "Indian," "Orientals," and "Arabs." Not all of the 36 leaves in this album are filled: the first 23 are filled, perhaps by a young woman or teenage girl; the last two leaves are filled with five color printed images of British trains cut from Boys Own Paper, suggesting perhaps a brother or son is responsible for those images in the album.
Subjects:Monarchy--Great Britain--History--19th century | Minstrel shows | Exoticism in art | Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Willett, Joseph, active 1856-1880
Title:Joseph Willett 1856 eclectic scrapbook of engravings
Date(s):1856-1880
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0043
Abstract:This American scrapbook bears the name Joseph Willett, along with the date 1856, on the inside cover and is predominantly comprised of monochromatic engravings, printed images, and illustrated verses.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Boston (Mass.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
Creator:Donnell, Samuel M.
Title:Samuel M. Donnell account books
Date(s):1852-1880
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0081
Abstract:The account books of Samuel M. Donnell span the dates 1852 until 1880 and encompass both Donnell's real estate concerns and his farming and household interests in Newark, Delaware.
Subjects:Real property--Alabama--Montgomery--History--19th century | Moneylenders--19th century | Finance, Personal--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | Agriculture--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Baker, Matilda
Title:Matilda Baker diary
Date(s):1854-1880
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0089
Abstract:Matilda Baker of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept this diary between May 1857 and March 1858, recording information about social visits, her work habits, and events taking place in Philadelphia. She[...] also recorded information about railroad shares, bonds, and other financial investments held by herself and other women from 1854 to 1880.
Subjects:Women--United States--Diaries | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Recipes for cake, pies, pudding
Date(s):1867-1888
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0102
Abstract:Although the compiler of this late nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book is unknown, in many instances, names and dates are attributed to the entries. The majority of the recipes in the[...] volume are, as the title suggests, desserts and baked goods such as cakes, puddings, and breads. The remaining entries can be categorized as main dishes or medicinal receipts for treating various illnesses and conditions.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript formulae and receipts book
Date(s):1861-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0109
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American manuscript contains approximately eighty-five pages of medicinal formulae and household receipts along with notes and sketches of plants and their medicinal properties. The volume dates from approximately[...] 1861 to 1877 and may have been created by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident with a medical or scientific background.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Essay on slavery in England
Date(s):1860-1890
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0127
Abstract:This manuscript essay describes the legal history of slavery in England, focusing especially on the precedents for and limitations of the 1772 Somerset vs. Stewart decision.
Subjects:Slavery--Great Britain | Slavery--Law and Legislation | Law--History
Creator:Hall, John Wood
Title:John Wood Hall shipping papers
Date(s):1860-1889
Call No:MSS 0116
Abstract:John Wood Hall (1817-1892) was a merchant shipowner and Governor of Delaware. The Hall papers contain approximately five hundred records from John W. Hall's merchant and shipping businesses.
Subjects:Businesspeople--Delaware--History--19th century | Shipping--Delaware--History--19th century | Businesspeople
Creator:Fulton, Edward A.
Title:Edward A. Fulton letters
Date(s):1860-1877
Call No:MSS 0218
Abstract:This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of forty-three letters written primarily between 1860 and 1863. The majority of the letters were written by Edward A. Fulton to his[...] mother, Mary Fulton, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Creator:Auchincloss, W. S. (William Stuart), 1842-1928
Title:William S. Auchincloss scrapbook
Date(s):1862-1892
Call No:MSS 0420
Abstract:William Stuart Auchincloss (1842-1928) was the son of John Auchincloss (1810-1876), a prominent New York dry goods merchant. John Auchincloss was in partnership with his brother under the business[...] name John and Hugh Auchincloss; they built upon the firm established by their own father, who had come to American as an agent for the family manufacturing business in Paisley, Scotland. This one-volume scrapbook, with contents spanning 1862-1892, includes correspondence, maps, tickets, papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, advertisements, and drawings; and was largely assembled from the professional activities of William S. Auchincloss. Evidence within the scrapbook points to the wide range of interests that captured the attention of Auchincloss, a civil and mechanical engineer, originally from New York who later resided in Wilmington, Delaware, and in Philadelphia.
Creator:Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Title:Walt Whitman manuscript
Date(s):1870-1892
Call No:MSS 0099, F0892
Abstract:This collection consists of an undated, untitled holograph Walt Whitman poem, later published, posthumously, as "186" and "187" in Notes and Fragments (1899).
Subjects:Poets, American--19th century | American poetry--19th century
Creator:Parker, David B. (David Bigelow), 1842-1910
Title:David Bigelow Parker letterbook
Date(s):1876-1879
Call No:MSS 0385
Abstract:The letterbook of David Bigelow Parker consists of 494 pages of correspondence with two letters laid in covering the years 1876 to 1879. These letters were written by Parker in[...] his capacity as Chief Special Agent, Division of Mail Depredations at the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C.
Subjects:Mail fraud
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:American scrapbook of Victorian chromolithographic art prints
Date(s):1871-1896
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0035
Abstract:The creator of this scrapbook of Victorian art prints is unknown but presumed to be American as many of the images were published by H. Hallett & Co. of Portland,[...] Maine, or by Knapp Co. Lith. for the Sunday Art Supplement to the New York Recorder. The scrapbook features large chromolithographic prints (and cut-out images from prints) of beautiful women, mothers and children, cherubs, flowers and fruit, animals, American characters, and George and Martha Washington.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Patriotism in art
Creator:Trustees of the New Castle Common. Education Committee
Title:Meeting minutes of the education committee of the Trustees of the New Castle Common
Date(s):1851-1875
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0093
Abstract:This manuscript volume contains the meeting minutes for the New Castle Common Trustees’ education committee from 1851-1853 and 1868-1875. The minutes focus on the establishment and maintenance of the New[...] Castle Institute.
Subjects:Education--Curricula--History--19th century | Education--Delaware--History--19th century | School superintendents--Delaware--History--19th century | Women--Education--United States--History--19th century | More Subjects
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