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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: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: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: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: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: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:Davis, John L.
Title:John L. Davis medicinal formulae and household recipes
Date(s):1861-1896
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0108
Abstract:Philadelphia chemist John Davis’s manuscript book is filled with medicinal formulae and numerous laid-in receipts and household hints. There are over 135 items as varied as medicinal receipts, graduation announcements,[...] poetry, sketches, and a silhouette.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century | Chemists (scientists)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Victorian paperback covers
Date(s):1860-1900
Call No:GRA 0112
Abstract:This collection is composed of 271 lithographic page proofs for illustrated paperback covers published in England and the United States between 1860 and 1900. The titles include popular fiction, children's[...] literature, religious publications, and popular magazines for children.
Creator:Wilson, Alexander
Title:Alexander Wilson papers
Date(s):1852-1890
Call No:MSS 0388
Abstract:The personal and business papers of Alexander Wilson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery just below Newark in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, [...] include letters, envelopes, brochures, receipts, checks, and ephemera. As a successful businessman in New Castle County, Delaware, Wilson was involved in county government. From evidence in the collection, Wilson was a Trustee of the Poor (1877), Secretary of School District 54, New Castle County (1875), and a commissioner of the New Castle County Levy Court. The correspondence concerns customer inquiries about the equipment that Wilson manufactured and responses to Wilson's own inquiries and orders from other manufacturers and retailers of parts and supplies. Most letters are very brief: acknowledging orders, requesting clarification of orders, and stating transportation arrangements with railroad companies, especially the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad, whose tracks lay not far from Wilson's plant. The strength of this collection lays in the advertising information presented on brochures, trade cards, and envelopes, which offer detailed information about agricultural machines, engines, parts, and tools, and often specify prices, sizes, and provide diagrams. Another strength of this collection lays in its record of a network of interdependent manufacturing concerns in the East and midwest, each producing goods necessary to the operation of the others.
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:Newark (Del.). City Council
Title:Digest of Town Council Minutes Newark, Delaware
Date(s):1866-1900
Call No:MSS 0464
Abstract:This collection consists of one volume containing abstracts of minutes of town council meetings held in Newark, Delaware, between 1866 and 1900 (bulk dates 1888-1900). This digest was prepared in[...] 1959-1960 by William Ditto Lewis, who served as University Librarian at Delaware from 1930-1958.
Subjects:Tax assessment--Delaware | Local elections--Delaware | Fire fighters--Delaware | Police--Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Wilson, Archibald, active 1843
Title:Forecastle Journals
Date(s):1842-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0085
Abstract:This journal, named after the forecastle or upper forward deck of a sailing ship, was kept by American sailor Archibald Wilson during the period 1842-1843 and documents five trips taken[...] while serving aboard the ships James Edwards, Pioneer of Alexandria, and James Perkins. The journal entries document meteorological conditions, events of the day, duties performed aboard the ship, Wilson's thoughts and mood, and his interest in literature. Clippings from an 1883 issue of the magazine Harper's Weekly are also pasted into the volume.
Subjects:Merchant mariners--Diaries | Transatlantic voyages--History--19th century | Merchant mariners | North Atlantic Ocean--Description and travel
Creator:Studer, Heinrich
Title:Instructional dyeing receipt book
Date(s):1842-1889
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0161
Abstract:This manuscript by Heinrich Studer is written in German and gives instructions for dyeing, bleaching, and textile printing.
Subjects:Color in the textile industries--History--19th century | Dyes and dyeing--Handbooks, manuals, etc. | Dyes and dyeing--History--19th century | Textile industry--Germany--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Spanish calligraphy manuscript
Date(s):1850-1899
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0180
Abstract:This Spanish calligraphy manuscript is a notebook of penmanship exercises created by a 13-year-old girl (Juanita?) in the mid-nineteenth century.
Subjects:Calligraphy | Young women--Conduct of Life
Creator:Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888
Title:James C. Booth papers
Date(s):1833-1888
Call No:MSS 0175
Abstract:The James C. Booth papers consist of an extensive collection of Booth's personal, professional, and family papers. Included is a large collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues[...] in the chemistry and geology professions; substantial correspondence with family members, notably his mother, Ann Bolton Booth, and his wife Margaret M. "Rettie" Booth; and extensive correspondence with and concerning professional and charitable organizations. Booth's work as a chemical consultant and assayer, as well as his work as Chief Melter and Refiner at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, is documented in correspondence and documents. A collection of James Booth's journals and notebooks, including his survey notes taken during the 1838 Delaware Geological Survey, are also present.
Subjects:Chemistry | Families--United States--History--19th century | Geology
Creator:Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919
Title:Henry Mills Alden papers
Date(s):1862-1907
Call No:MSS 0197
Abstract:Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont,[...] on 3 November 1836. The Henry Mills Alden papers consist of correspondence from various literary figures to American author and editor of Harper's Magazine, Henry Mills Alden, as well as a photograph of William Sharp. The letters deal with both personal and business matters. Many of them detail publishing and editorial decisions; discuss works in progress; and offer commendations on Alden's various publications, thanks for his help, and sympathy upon the death of Alden's wife. It is clear that Alden's relationships with several of the correspondents -- notably Horace E. Scudder, John Bigelow, William Sharp, and Edmund Clarence Stedman -- extended beyond merely that of publisher and author.
Creator:Black, John Janvier, 1837-1909
Title:John Janvier Black papers
Date(s):1860-1909
Call No:MSS 0221
Abstract:John Janvier Black, United States surgeon and resident physician to Blockley Hospital, was born in Delaware City, Delaware, November 6, 1837, the son of Charles H. Black and Anne Janvier[...] Black. He was president of the Delaware Insane Asylum and helped greatly in the formation of the Delaware State Hospital. The John Janvier Black papers consist of 45 physician's visiting lists, a notebook of hospital observations, a personal diary, and two notebooks belonging to unidentified persons. In addition to information related to his practice, Black's visiting lists contain recipes, notes on his fruit orchards, and reports of local Delaware events. Of particular interest are Black's description of the Old Lyle House in New Castle (1885), and his reports on the opening days of the New Castle-Wilmington Electric Railway (March 18, 1897) and the New Castle-Delaware City Electric Railroad (August 30, 1900). Also of interest is Black's visiting list from 1895, in which he calculates the national debt of the United States and mentions that President Cleveland was issuing bonds to protect the country's gold reserves. Additionally, two unidentified notebooks that did not belong to Black are also included in the collection. One of the notebooks is a personal diary for the year 1864. In the first part of the year, the author is stationed in the army, inspecting weapons, reviewing regiments, and preparing ordnance accounts. In the latter half of the diary the author returns home to Chester, Pennsylvania, to live with his wife, Mary. The second notebook, from 1904, is a visiting list from another doctor. This notebook contains patients' names, their ailments, and how they were treated; also included is the doctor's cash account and total earnings for the year.
Creator:Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905
Title:Jay Cooke papers
Date(s):1864-1905
Call No:MSS 0241
Abstract:Jay Cooke (1821-1905) grew up on the Ohio frontier and came to Philadelphia in the late 1830s to work as a clerk for E.W. Clark & Co. In 1860, Cooke[...] formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William G. Moorhead, and established Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia. The firm dealt primarily in bank notes, bills of exchange, and stock, in addition to discounting paper and receiving deposits. The Civil War, however, turned the direction of the company. The firm became involved in federal finances and securities. The Jay Cooke papers contain 300 items including autograph and printed correspondence and documents pertaining to Jay Cooke & Co. The bulk of the collection is dated from the years immediately prior to and following the bankruptcy of the company in 1873. A few letters and financial documents date back to the formation of the company in 1861, and a few letters and documents date from Jay Cooke’s death in 1905. This collection offers many glimpses of the kind of speculative financing conducted in the last quarter of the 19th century when “Big Business” was on the rise.
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