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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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Collins & Autenrieth
Title:Collins and Autenrieth architectural works
Date(s):1852-1904
Call No:MSS 0359
Abstract:Despite the prominence of the nineteenth-century Philadelphia architectural firm of Collins & Autenrieth, not much is known about the background of its two founding members. Edward Collins (1821-1902) was born[...] in Köningsberg, Prussia, and studied at universities in Karlsruhe and Berlin, two important architectural centers in Germany. While there, he became friends with Charles M. Autenrieth (1828-1906), who was born in Wurtenburg, and who was also a student of architecture. According to the records of his family, Collins came to Philadelphia in 1849, and it is likely that he persuaded Autenrieth to come with him. The work of Collins and Autenrieth was quite varied, designing buildings for both private individuals and civic institutions, and much of their work centered on the German immigrant community of Philadelphia. The Collins & Autenrieth architectural works collection covers the entire span of their partnership from 1854-1902 and contains 422 items, and includes elevations, floorplans, perspectives, renderings, sections, details, blueprints, and several notebooks. The collection at the University of Delaware contains only a portion of the extant works from the firm of Collins & Autenrieth. Nevertheless, the collection provides a good indication of the scope and quality of their work.
Creator:Clapp, William
Title:William Clapp papers
Date(s):1843-1884
Call No:MSS 0389
Abstract:The William Clapp papers are the diaries, farm registers, and account books of William Clapp and other members of the Clapp family, who had a[...] thriving fruit orchard in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century. The entire collection appears to have been the personal property of William Clapp, although a few account books record information about the finances of other family members. William Clapp lived either with or near his parents and brothers, who are mentioned almost every day in the diaries and farm registers; other relatives are also regularly mentioned in the diaries and ledgers. The focus of all three types of record books--diaries, farm registers, and ledgers--is the nursery business. The account books provide detailed information about the number of laborers necessary for various jobs in the orchard and around the property, laborer wages, and the prices for which the Clapps sold their produce. While William's focus was the work of the family orchard, his daily notations also included the family, social, intellectual, and cultural scope of his life. The significance of this collection lays in the complete record of one mid-nineteenth century New England family's management of an orchard business. Another significant aspect of this collection lays in the interests and activities of William Clapp himself. Though William did not use his diaries to express feelings, emotions, and opinions, and though he noted his activities and current events with only brief factual statements, the record he left of his interests and activities depicts a man who combined practical business activity with intellectual and cultural interests. In many ways, William was an example of the American yeoman farmer as idealized by Thomas Jefferson: independent, enterprising, well-informed, and civic-minded
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Girvin family papers
Date(s):1869-1910
Call No:MSS 0394
Abstract:The Girvin Family papers span from 1869 to 1910 and consist principally of personal and professional papers of turn-of-the century Philadelphian physicians Robert M. [...] Girvin and his son, John Harper Girvin. The collection consists of two series: correspondence and receipts of various family members. Highlights of business correspondence to Dr. Robert Girvin include late 1880s letters from Theodore Pruden about the Girvin and Mylin bog in Toms River, New Jersey. Also notable are the letters pertaining to a Dunlow Coal Company lawsuit. The family letters from Europe to John Girvin in April - July 1902 are highly detailed. Mrs. Girvin wrote to John Harper Girvin almost daily, often writing jointly to him and his brother Robert M. Girvin, Jr.
Creator:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend correspondence
Date(s):1862-1912
Call No:MSS 0415
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. By 1866, Townsend had become a noted news journalist, as[...] a war correspondent covering the Civil War for the New York Herald, the New York World, and later, as a ghost writer, for The New York Times. His reports of Lincoln’s assassination and General Sheridan’s victory at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. The George Alfred Townsend correspondence collection includes letters and telegrams addressed to Townsend, legal documents, and other ephemera related to Townsend’s life and work. Other than one letter written to Townsend’s wife and several letters of introduction, the correspondence is addressed directly to Townsend by various friends, business associates, editors, and admirers. Also included in the collection are publishing contracts, a copyright claim, and a summons to appear in court.
Creator:Bates, George Handy, 1845-1916
Title:George Handy Bates Samoan papers
Date(s):1869-1916
Call No:MSS 0125
Abstract:The George Handy Bates Samoan papers are made up of correspondence, documents, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to George Handy Bates's tenure as a special investigator into Samoan[...] affairs beginning in 1886, and as a commissioner to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs.
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Subjects:Samoan question | Politicians | Polynesia--Civilization | Polynesia--Social life and customs | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century collecting card album
Date(s):1850-1899
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0085
Abstract:This nineteenth-century album contains approximately 154 illustrated collecting cards depicting various human-built or natural landscapes, places, activities, and wildlife. Many, if not all, of these collecting cards were part[...] of sets produced by Louis Prang & Co. of Boston, Massachussetts.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--History--19th century | Botanical illustration | Outdoor recreation | Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
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