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Creator:Black, Lester F.
Title:Lester F. Black sample book of calligraphic calling cards
Date(s):1880-1890
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0018
Abstract:Lester F. Black penned the calling cards in this late nineteenth-century volume of thirty calligraphic samples, as well as a brief note on the final page.
Subjects:Calligraphy--United States--19th century--Specimens | Visiting cards--19th century--Specimens | Calligraphers
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Harry Anderson scrap album
Date(s):1880-1890
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0036
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American scrapbook, apparently belonging to a child named Harry Anderson, contains visiting cards, rewards of merit, holiday cards, trade cards, prayer cards, die-cut images and art prints.
Subjects:Children--Religious life | Scrapbooks--United States--19th century
Creator:Worrell, M.C.L., 1809-1905
Title:Reminiscences of Wilmington
Date(s):1880-1890
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0086
Abstract:This manuscript consists of M.C.L. (Miriam C. Lamborn) Worrell’s reminiscences about Wilmington, Delaware, in the 1810s-1820s. The notes were recorded by Worrell in the 1880s-1890s.
Subjects:Quakers--Delaware--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.) | Delaware--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Album of late nineteenth-century chromolithographic trade cards and printed ephemera
Date(s):1880-1890
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0047
Abstract:This album bears an inscription on the first page, “For Mother, From Austin, With Kindish Christmas Greetings” and is predominantly comprised of chromolithographic trade cards, many originating from businesses in[...] Philadelphia and St. Louis.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--History--19th century
Creator:Mackay, Eric, 1851-1898
Title:Eric Mackay letters and manuscripts
Date(s):1885-1889
Call No:MSS 0099, F0875
Abstract:British poet Eric Mackay (1851-1898) was the son of journalist and poet Charles Mackay (1812-1889) and the half-brother of novelist Mary Mackay (1855-1924), who published under the pseudonym Marie Corelli.[...] The collection consists of nineteen autograph letters from Eric Mackay to American editor of The Independent, John Eliot Bowen, and three undated autograph manuscripts of Mackay's prose and poetry. There is also one letter from Mackay to the unnamed editor of the Century Magazine.
Subjects:Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence | Poets | Editors (assembling, revising)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century children's scrap album
Date(s):1880-1885
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0027
Abstract:The creator of this late nineteenth-century scrapbook is unknown, though the contents suggest that the compiler was a child who may have lived near Albany, New York. This scrap album[...] includes chromolithographed scraps, trade cards, religious cards, visiting cards, and larger color-printed images.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century | African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons
Creator:Boss, Charles
Title:Daily report of Charles Boss. Life and adventures on the frontiers.
Date(s):1884-1893
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0006
Abstract:Fictionalized journal of Charles Boss describing his frontier life and encounters with Indians while serving in the United States Army from 1866 to 1884.
Subjects:Dakota Indians--History--19th century | Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--History--19th century | Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895 | Nez Percé Indians--History--19th century | More Subjects
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:Harris, Ella, active 1875-1895
Title:Ella Harris nineteenth-century American scrapbook
Date(s):1875-1895
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0030
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American children's scrapbook bears the inscription "To Ella, Much Love from Edith and Edna." The scrapbook features trade cards; Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and New Year's greeting cards;[...] collectible scraps of flowers, animals, and children; one silk program for "Nunnemacher's Grand Opera" featuring a performance of Martha by the Milwaukee Philharmonic Society.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century
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: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:Creator unknown
Title:German-American manuscript recipe book
Date(s):1885-1888
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0146
Abstract:This nineteenth-century German-American manuscript recipe book is written in both languages and contains a variety of food recipes, particularly desserts, as well as several laid-in items like clippings and additional[...] handwritten recipes.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--19th century | Cooking, German
Creator:Mahony, Michael Bartholomew, 1799-1883
Title:Michael Bartholomew Mahony memorandum book
Date(s):1879-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0167
Abstract:This collection consists primarily of a memorandum book kept by Philadelphia merchant Michael Bartholomew Mahony between 1879 and 1883. Mahony recorded observations on the weather, local and international news, household[...] activity, financial transactions, and the deaths of friends, family members, and acquaintances. The collection also contains two photographs and a number of loose receipts, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of paper ephemera.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Steamboats--history--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
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: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:Marvel family
Title:David T. Marvel family correspondence
Date(s):1876-1905
Call No:MSS 0139
Abstract:The sixty-five letters in the David T. Marvel Family Correspondence span the dates 1876–1905. In addition to letters from David Marvel to his wife Mary and his daughter Ann, the[...] collection includes letters from Mrs. Rhoda B. Rondebush to Mrs. Marvel, several letters from different individuals to Judge E. Wootten (Marvel’s father-in-law), and a letter from Thomas F. Bayard to David Marvel.
Subjects:Families--United States--History--19th century | Education--United States--History--19th century
Creator:Clifford, W. K., Mrs., -1929
Title:Letters to Lucy Clifford
Date(s):1886-1890
Call No:MSS 0099, F0467
Abstract:The English children's writer, novelist, and dramatist Lucy Lane Clifford (Mrs. W. K. Clifford) was born in 1846. On April 7, 1875, Lucy Lane married mathematics professor and philosopher William[...] Kingdon Clifford, whom she met while studying art in London. The Cliffords' home became a gathering place for distinguished literary and scientific persons of the day, including Charles Darwin, Herbret Spencer, John Tynall, Thomas Huxley, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Leslie Stephen, Violet Hunt, and George Eliot. The eight letters written by several prominent English literary figures to Lucy Lane Clifford in this collection comprise twenty-one pages of text and span the dates 1886 to 1890. Authors of the letters were W. F. Pollock, C. T. Newton, James Russell Lowell, James Joseph Sylvester, Joseph Cotter Morison, J. Herbert Stack, E. Ray Lankester, and one unidentified sender.
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:Fraim, Robert C., 1830-1903
Title:Robert C. Fraim poetical writings
Date(s):1873-1901
Call No:MSS 0435
Abstract:Robert C. Fraim was born in 1830 at Brandywine Hundred in Delaware. He served as First Sergeant in Company D of the Fifth Delaware Regiment[...] during the Civil War. Following the war, he was appointed Registrar of Wills for New Castle County and was admitted to the New Castle County Bar. The bulk of his career was spent as an attorney in Wilmington. In addition to his professional activities, Fraim wrote poetry and articles for Philadelphia and Wilmington newspapers, typically publishing under the pseudonyms “Lex,” “Robin Hood,” and “Isaker Thompson.” In 1873, Fraim began to collect his poems and articles in a quarto volume, which he titled “Poetical Writings.” The majority of the writings are in holograph copies, though the volume includes several pasted-in newspaper clippings. The volume covers work from 1873 through 1901. In addition to poetry, the collection includes a manuscript “Family History” of the Fraim family, and newspaper clippings of the obituary notices for both Fraim and his wife, Eliza, among other items. There is also an estate inventory.
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
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