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Creator:Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926
Title:Henry A. du Pont correspondence with David Heber Plank
Date(s):1894
Call No:MSS 0098, F0168
Abstract:Consists of late 19th-century business correspondence, regarding the Wilmington & Northern Railroad in Delaware, between company president Henry A. du Pont and David Heber Plank.
Subjects:Railroads--History--19th century | New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932
Title:John Frederick Lewis papers
Date(s):1882-1932
Call No:MSS 0129
Abstract:The papers of prominent Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist John Frederick Lewis (1860–1932) span the dates 1882 to 1932 and include letterbooks, correspondence, advertising brochures, legal documents, and ephemera. The papers[...] primarily document the legal business of Lewis through his work at the firm Lewis, Adler & Laws, but also reflect social and domestic affairs of John Lewis and his wife, Anne Baker Lewis, as well as cultural interests, through development of personal collections and institutional affiliations.
Subjects:Passenger ships--History--20th century | Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Maritime law | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Hall, Willard, 1780-1875
Title:Willard Hall letters
Date(s):1819-1845
Call No:MSS 0098, F0031
Abstract:Consists of three handwritten letters from Williard Hall, U.S. Representative (R-Delaware), lawyer, and judge from Delaware. The earliest of the three letters is a letter of recommendation for a resident[...] of Delaware wishing for a clerkship in the Navy department. The second is a letter to Delaware Governor Charles Thomas on whether or not one could serve as a Governor and Speaker of the Senate at the same time. The third letter is addressed to Abraham Staats, Auditor of Accounts for the State of Delaware, in response to Staats' question about whether or not the schools in New Castle County were receiving the currect amounts of funds.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Rail Road Company
Title:Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Company's Chief Accountant statement and letter from the Treasurer
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0035
Abstract:Statement to the Treasurer of the state of Delaware with the number of passengers carried within the state during September, in pursuance with the provisions of the legislature. Also included[...] is a letter from company treasurer Alfred Horner protesting the way the company is being taxed, calling it unconstitutional.
Subjects:Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Loveman, Samuel, 1887-1976
Title:Samuel Loveman correspondence
Date(s):1911-1976
Call No:MSS 0148
Abstract:The Samuel Loveman correspondence consists of letters from various literary figures to American book dealer and publisher, poet, and editor Samuel Loveman (1887-1976).
Subjects:American literature--20th century | Literature--20th century | Poetry
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:Signatures archive
Date(s):1933-1972
Call No:MSS 0124
Abstract:Co-edited by John Hinsdale Thompson and John Malcolm Brinnin and based in Detroit, Signatures was a literary magazine of "works-to-be-published-later" written by contemporary American and international writers. Subtitled "Work in[...] Progress," Signatures was first published in the Spring of 1936 and continued for a total of three issues, ceasing publication in 1938.
Subjects:Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century
Creator:Kline, Herbert
Title:Herbert Kline collection related to the film Barabbas (The Thief and the Cross)
Date(s):1954-1960
Call No:MSS 0596
Abstract:The Herbert Kline collection related to the film Barabbas (The Thief and the Cross) spans the dates 1954-1960 and comprises the shooting script, letters, telegrams, and documents related to the[...] proposed production of the film, which was ultimately not made.
Subjects:Motion picture industry--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century | Screen writers | Directors (performing arts)
Creator:Albertson family
Title:Albertson family papers
Date(s):1774-1880
Call No:MSS 0255
Abstract:The Albertson family papers consist of 1.2 linear feet of material related to this Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania family. The collection spans the dates 1774-1889, and the bulk of the material[...] dates between 1800-1862. The collection includes a variety of correspondence, promissory notes, receipts, account books, ledgers, checks, composition books, reports, contracts, and notes. The collection provides a detailed description of the lives of the Albertson family, especially emphasizing the family's finances. It also provides valuable historical information on the Friends Meeting House at Plymouth, local economy and businesses, and the Plymouth Railroad.
Subjects:Pennsylvania--History--18th century | Pennsylvania--History--19th century
Creator:Yagoda, Ben
Title:Ben Yagoda papers
Date(s):1975-2015
Call No:MSS 0672
Abstract:The Ben Yagoda papers comprises 17.2 linear feet of materials documenting the publishing, editorial, and teaching career of University of Delaware professor Ben Yagoda (born 1954). The collection includes research[...] material, drafts and notes, and interviews toward various articles and book-length projects.
Subjects:Journalists--United States | Journalism--United States--History--20th century | Journalism--United States--History--21st century | Grammar, comparative and general--Study and teaching | More Subjects
Creator:Jackson, Fleda Brown, 1944-
Title:Fleda Brown papers
Date(s):1950-2014
Call No:MSS 0800
Abstract:Fleda Brown (born 1944) is an American poet, scholar, and educator, and was poet laureate for the state of Delaware from 2001-2007. The Fleda Brown papers, spanning circa 1950-2014 (bulk[...] 1963-2014), comprise early works, poem drafts and notes, journals, correspondence, and materials related to Brown's professional life as a poet and professor of English at the University of Delaware.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | American poetry 21st century | Poets, American--20th century | Poets, American--21st century | More Subjects