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Creator:Tine, Isaac
Title:Isaac Tine last will and testament
Date(s):1692
Call No:MSS 0098, F0023
Abstract:One handwritten will and testament composed and signed by New Castle, Delaware, resident Isaac Tine.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--17th century
Creator:Noxon, Mr. (Thomas)
Title:Thomas Noxon will and administrative account
Date(s):1743
Call No:MSS 0098, F0187
Abstract:This last will and administrative account of Delaware planter, mill owner, and surveyor Thomas Noxon reveals Noxon's trading connections with Jamaica and New York, the extent of his property ownership[...] and business interests, details about his slaves and slave-owning status, and the expenses paid from his estate by his executors from the time of his death in 1743 until 1753.
Subjects:Noxontown (Del.)
Creator:Jones, William R.
Title:William R. Jones papers
Date(s):1858-1863
Call No:MSS 0098, F0095
Abstract:The papers contain three items related to William R. Jones. Includes is a handwritten will (amendment?) for Jones, which provides for the emancipation of his slaves after his death. Also[...] included is a letter from Captain Daniel Woodall to Mrs. Jones, outlining the movements of the Delaware First Regiment from the time they left Norfolk, Virgina, through the Battle of Antietam, and descrbied the type of conditions the troops endured on the march and in battle. A letter from Jones to his wife descrbed his experience as a farmer and merchant during the civil war and his interpretation of the reaction of the citizens of Baltimore to the war.
Subjects:Slaves--Emancipation--United States | Baltimore (Md.)--History--19th century | Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Daughters of the American Revolution. Elk Chapter (Elkton, Md.)
Title:Daughters of the American Revolution Elk Chapter (Elkton, Md.) transcripts of Cecil County wills
Date(s):1980
Call No:MSS 0099, F1039
Abstract:Photocopies of handwritten and typed transcripts of ninety-one 17th and 18th century wills from Cecil County, Maryland. Though the photocopies were made circa 1980, the date span of the original[...] wills ranges from 1675-1720. The collection also includes a 20-page photocopied index that corresponds with many of the names of individuals found on wills.
Subjects:Maryland--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Cecil County (Md.)
Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
Date(s):1690-1927
Call No:MSS 0117
Abstract:The manuscript collection of the Latimer Family Papers consists of material spanning the dates 1690-1927, with bulk dates of 1770-1870. The collection as a whole includes correspondence, newspaper clippings,[...] ledgers, checks, bills, receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, photographs, and ship logs. The collection details the personal and business affairs of the Latimer family and also documents events of historical and economic significance in the context of revolutionary America and early 19th century trade. The contents of the collection were previously arranged in chronological order, and are here presented in four series.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--Politics and government | United States--Politics and government | More Subjects
Creator:Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906
Title:John Hill Martin family history
Date(s):1726-1899
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0148
Abstract:This volume contains an extensive history of the Martin family of Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, created by John Hill Martin. Martin created the history during the 1870s-1890s, but[...] included materials from both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Subjects:Genealogy | Chester County (Pa.) | Delaware County (Pa.) | Philadelphia (Pa.)
Creator:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers
Date(s):1810-1917
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers, spanning the dates 1810-1917 (bulk dates 1840-1896), document the professional career, and to a lesser extent the personal life, of the Philadelphia lawyer, Joseph Brevitt[...] Townsend.
Subjects:Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Probate courts--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Circuit courts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Law--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1920
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:Joseph Brevitt Townsend (1821-1896) was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who practiced estate law and acted as legal consultant to several commercial, insurance, and trust companies. The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers[...] supplement, spanning the dates 1800-1920, contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents the professional career of the Philadelphia lawyer. The supplement comprises 5.8 linear feet of legal and personal correspondence, wills and estate records, legal proceedings, legal account and receipt books, and other judicial and financial records.
Subjects:Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania | Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania | Probate courts--Pennsylvania | Law--Pennsylvania | More Subjects