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Creator:Dakeyne, George
Title:Land survey of William Williams's property upon the branches of Apoquinimink by George Dakeyne
Date(s):1703
Call No:MSS 0098, F0039
Abstract:Land survey of Delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress William Williams's land created by George Dakeyne, New Castle County surveyor, detailing the limitations of the property upon the branches[...] of Apoquinimink in 1703.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Peters, Richard, 1743-1828
Title:Richard Peters letter to George Stevenson
Date(s):1747
Call No:MSS 0098, F0041
Abstract:Provincial Secretary of Pennsylvania Richard Peters wrote this one-page handwritten and signed letter to surveyor George Stevenson requesting a survey of land in St. Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware,[...] for Leonard Humphrys on May 16, 1747.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Booth, James, 1753-1828
Title:James Booth letter to John Clark
Date(s):1777
Call No:MSS 0098, F0051
Abstract:Handwritten document by Revolutionary War patriot, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and Delaware Secretary of State James Booth to Governor of Delaware John Clark, certifying that Peter Stallup[...] was elected as one of the constables of Newcastle Hundred during the August sessions of 1777.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Gookin, Charles
Title:Charles Gookin speeches to assembly and responses by Jasper Yeates
Date(s):1716
Call No:MSS 0098, F0062
Abstract:This document consists of two speeches delivered by Deputy Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania Charles Gookin to the Delaware Assembly with responses from the assembly's Speaker Jasper Yeates. The speeches express[...] the difficulties between the Deputy Governor and the Assembly on March 27, 1716.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Biggs, Benjamin T. (Benjamin Thomas), 1821-1893
Title:Benjamin T. Biggs papers
Date(s):1849-1917
Call No:MSS 0098, F0063
Abstract:U.S. Representative and Governor of Delaware Benjamin T. Biggs wrote a temperance speech, two love poems, and a letter to an editor which are all included in the collection. Also[...] accompanied is a bill from the Portsmouth, Virginia, Y.M.C.A. to a B.T. Biggs in 1917.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Pennsylvania. Land Office
Title:Land grant in New Castle County to Henry Ward from the Land Commissioners of Pennsylvania Colony
Date(s):1684
Call No:MSS 0098, F0065
Abstract:Land grant in New Castle County to Henry Ward affixed with the Land Commissioners of Pennsylvania Colony's seal. James Claypoole and Robert Turner serve as witnesses for this parchment document[...] dated December 26, 1684.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Title:Thomas McKean letter to James Rogers
Date(s):1814
Call No:MSS 0098, F0071
Abstract:A handwritten letter from Delegate to the Continental Congress and Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas McKean requesting James Rogers to inquire about a possible farm purchased in his name, and if[...] so, asking Rogers to draw McKean a deed to said land on November 9, 1814.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Peters, Richard, 1704-1776
Title:Richard Peters letter to Richard McWilliams
Date(s):1789
Call No:MSS 0098, F0110
Abstract:Handwritten letter from Provincial Secretary of Pennsylvania Richard Peters to Chief Justice Richard McWilliam asking him to affix a seal to the appointment of Mr. Joseph [Chandler] as Sheriff and[...] to the Governor's Commission in 1789.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:McClughan, John
Title:John McClughan land survey for Thomas Duff
Date(s):1750
Call No:MSS 0098, F0117
Abstract:Land survey conducted by John McClughan belonging to Delaware politician Thomas Duff in Newport, New Castle, Delaware, on February 2, 1750.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Ridgely, Nicholas, 1694-1755
Title:Nicholas Ridgely summons and arrest warrant for Abraham Rahow [Rayhow]
Date(s):1819
Call No:MSS 0098, F0118
Abstract:A court summons dated March 9, 1819, and an arrest warrant for Abraham Rahow [Rayhow] dated August 10, 1819, as executor of the Levi Staats estate issued by Chancellor of[...] Delaware Nicholas Ridgely, carried out by New Castle County Sheriff John Moody.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Ridgely, Nicholas, 1694-1755
Title:Nicholas Ridgely court summons for James and Martha Hickman vs. Rothwell family
Date(s):1819
Call No:MSS 0098, F0122
Abstract:A court summons regarding a land dispute involving James and Martha Hickman vs. Rachel, Thomas, Ebenezer, Samuel, and Peter Rothwell, issued by the court of Nicholas Ridgely, New Castle County,[...] Delaware, dated June 12, 1819.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Ridgely, Nicholas, 1694-1755
Title:Farmers Bank of Delaware court injunction
Date(s):1819
Call No:MSS 0098, F0123
Abstract:A court summons and injunction to the president and directors of the Farmers Bank of Delaware regarding loans and notes of Mordicai McKinney issued by the court of Nicholas Ridgely,[...] New Castle County, Delaware, dated January 9, 1819.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
Title:W. Young, Mills & Son watermarked bank bonds
Date(s):1803-1811
Call No:MSS 0098, F0126
Abstract:This one sheet of eight W. Young, Mills & Son (W Y & Co.) watermarked bank bonds for duties payable at Bank of United States dates from circa 1803-1811. This[...] was William Young (1755-1829) & Co. of Philadelphia who established a paper mill in Delaware about 1794 with his partner, Robert Gilmour. Young became the sole proprietor in 1803 and had a thriving business until a fire destroyed his paper mill in 1814. The charter for the First Bank of the United States was granted in 1791 for a term of 20 years which expired in 1811.
Subjects:Paper mills--Delaware--History--18th century | New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Wertenbaker, Charles, 1901-1955
Title:Charles Wertenbaker letter to Libby [Holman]
Date(s):1931
Call No:MSS 0098, F0182
Abstract:American journalist for Time magazine and author, Charles Wertenbaker (1901-1955), typed and signed this letter addressed to Libby (possibly Holman) on July 27, 1931, discussing, among other items, Wertenbaker's inability[...] to visit Baltimore.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century | New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Bancroft, John, 1774-1852
Title:John Bancroft, Jr., letter to his son, Joseph Bancroft
Date(s):1823
Call No:MSS 0098, F0189
Abstract:One autographed letter written by John Bancroft, Jr., from Brandywine, Delaware, to his son, Joseph Bancroft, at John Bright's cotton mill in Rochdale, England, delivered by Liverpool Ship Letter transit[...] in 1823.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Schroeder, Christopher
Title:The Hermitage plantation: A landscape of social distance in federalist New Castle
Date(s):1991
Call No:MSS 0098, F0164
Abstract:Consists of a photocopy of an essay by University of Delaware graduate student Christopher Schroeder for Professor Bernard L. Herman's History 654 course.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century | New Castle (Del.)
Creator:Vanleuvenigh, Samuel
Title:Samuel Vanleuvenigh land survey for Benjamin Swett
Date(s):1752
Call No:MSS 0098, F0192
Abstract:A manuscript land survey of plots of land in Town of New Castle, in the name of New Castle merchant Samuel Vanleuvenigh but probably written by a clerk, dated May[...] 28, 1752.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.) | Delaware--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Creator:University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Title:University of Delaware Library collection of websites related to printing and book arts
Date(s):2016-2017
Call No:MSS 0763
Abstract:This collection broadly documents online sources related to book arts and printing which complement and enrich existing special collections, including websites and social media sites of and for individuals and[...] organizations involved in all aspects of the book arts and printing. This collection focuses on collecting web resources related to designers, presses, and printers.
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Subjects:Artists' books | Rare books | Bookbinding | Printing | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Title:University of Delaware Library collection of websites relating to the Library’s literary collections
Date(s):2016-2017
Call No:MSS 0799
Abstract:This collection documents websites and social media related to authors, playwrights, and other literary figures and organizations which complement and enrich existing literary collections held in Special Collections. This collection[...] includes sites related to University of Delaware Library holdings in American literature; Irish literature; and theatre.
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Subjects:Blogs | Essayists--United States | Private presses | Bookstores | More Subjects
Creator:Stewart, Willard S., 1915-2003
Title:Willard Stewart photographs of Delaware
Date(s):1936-1938
Call No:PPI 0101
Abstract:Willard Stewart, one of Wilmington, Delaware's, most prominent professional portrait photographers, became the primary photographer for the Delaware Federal Writers' Project and photographed numerous Delaware buildings and landscapes. These photographs[...] document his contributions to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).
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Subjects:Photographers | Delaware--History--20th century | New Castle (Del.)--History--20th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--20th century