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Creator:Reed, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1899-1972
Title:Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, transcriots of letters relating to Delaware
Call No:MSS 0462
Abstract:The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) was established in London in 1701 through a charter from King William III.[...] The organization was created as a vehicle for sending priests and teachers to North America, in order to improve and expand the ministry of the Church of England to the colonists. The SPG’s mission was soon broadened to include the evangelization of slaves and Native Americans. The University of Delaware’s collection of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Transcripts consists of one box (.3 linear feet) of typescript letters related to the Delaware activities of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The majority of the letters were written by missionaries posted in America and were directed to SPG administrators in London. The letters reveal much about the Society’s operations and the work of its missionaries. Recurrent subjects include the need for additional priests; reports on progress or setbacks in the ministry; requests for financial support and other business matters; the personal health of the missionaries; reports on the number of parish members and recent converts; the state of other local churches, including Presbyterian, Catholic, Quaker, and other Anglican congregations; and activities of other SPG missionaries. Noted Delaware historian Henry Clay Reed created the transcripts and the accompanying index from a collection of copies, microfilm, and transcripts at the Library of Congress.
Creator:Stone, Nathan, 1708-1781
Title:Reverend Nathan Stone sermons
Call No:MSS 0380
Abstract:Reverend Nathan Stone (1708-1781) led the church in Southborough, Massachusetts, beginning in 1730. A religious conservative, like his father Nathanael Stone of Harwich, Massachusetts, he also served as secretary to[...] the powerful "Marlborough Association" of local ministers.
Subjects:Church history--18th century | Congregational churches--Massachusetts--Clergy--History--18th century | Clergy | Harwich (Mass.)--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:John Reade family papers
Call No:MSS 0482
Abstract:John Reade Esq. was born in 1745 and died on October 25, 1808. While at Red Hook, New York, he established a freighting business and[...] storehouse with Jacob Bogardus, where his clients included such prominent families as the Van Hornes, the Ludlows, and the De Peysters. Eventually, the family moved to Poughkeepsie where Reade continued his successful business and expanded into land speculation. His sons, Joseph and Robert, both joined the family business and conducted affairs from New York City, including collecting on accounts and maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers. Reade’s daughters, Catherine Livingston Reade and Helen Reade, were also prominent in New York City society. The John Reade Family Papers consist of .6 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1709 to 1879 with the bulk of the material between the years 1793 to 1808. The papers are arranged chronologically and consist primarily of correspondence to John Reade, a successful businessman and land speculator of Red Hook and Poughkeepsie, New York, from various family members, several of whom moved to New York City, and occasionally from acquaintances and business contacts such as Jacob Bogardus and Garrit Van Horne. The majority of letters are from Joseph Reade to his father concerning a variety of business matters in addition to domestic issues. These letters trace Joseph’s progress from Princeton student until he represents his father’s business in New York City. Correspondence is also included from Catharine Livingston (Reade) Stuyvesant, in New York City, regarding her family and household matters, as well as letters from John Reade’s other children, Helen, Ann, and Robert Reade.
Creator:Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Title:William Hogarth engravings
Call No:GRA 0101
Abstract:This collection is composed of thirteen engravings of drawings and paintings by William Hogarth (1732-1808), the English artist and satirist.
Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
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:Lewis family
Title:Lewis family papers
Call No:MSS 0130
Abstract:The Lewis family papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware.[...] Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings.
Subjects:United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | Newark (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Ridgely family papers
Call No:MSS 0234
Abstract:The Ridgely family first came to Delaware from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1723, when Nicholas Ridgely (1694-1755) moved near Newcastle, Delaware. Nicholas eventually settled in Dover, Delaware, in 1736.[...] The family became wealthy farmers with a house in Dover, a farm outside of Dover called "Eden Hill," and various other properties in Kent County. The Ridgely Family Papers is a collection of twenty-eight holograph documents tracing ownership of a tract of land in Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, referred to as "Hillyard's Adventure." Originally belonging to John Hillyard, the land was purchased by Nicholas Ridgely on December 5, 1734. Documents in the collection include maps of the property, descriptions of the boundaries of the tract, records of the successive owners in the Ridgely family, and the eventual sale of the land to John M. Voshell in 1848.
Creator:Meredith, Samuel, 1741-1817
Title:Samuel Meredith papers
Call No:MSS 0240
Abstract:Samuel Meredith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1741, the son of merchant Reese Meredith and Martha (Carpenter) Meredith. Between 1778 and 1783, Meredith served three terms in the Pennsylvania[...] Colonial Assembly, and in 1786 was elected to the Congress of Confederation, in which he served until 1788. After serving less than a year as surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, Meredith accepted an appointment as the first Treasurer of the United States, at the urging of George Washington. The Samuel Meredith papers consist of two linear feet (ca. 2,060 items) of letters, receipts, bills, checks, a deed, and account books. The majority of the papers belonged to Samuel Meredith, though a small portion of the collection represents the correspondence of Thomas Meredith, Samuel Meredith’s oldest son. The bulk of the Samuel Meredith Papers consist of bills, receipts, and cancelled checks for purchases of the Meredith Family in the late eighteenth century. These items are particularly rich in accounts for textiles and clothing.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Burd Family papers
Call No:MSS 0379
Abstract:The Burds were a distinguished family of Scottish origin, whose members were engaged in both the legal and military professions, and were also prominent landowners[...] in Pennsylvania. The Burd Family papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the Burd family as well as the legal and business affairs of other branches of the extended family, including the Shippens and Coxes. The collection, spanning from 1703-1937, consists of three linear feet of material including correspondence, wills, deeds, estate records, ledgers, receipts, funeral notices, certification notices, legal items, stock records, and ephemera. The collection is divided into seven main series: I. business papers of Edward Shippen Burd, II. correspondence of Edward Shippen Burd, III. business and correspondence relating to Eliza Howard (Sims) Burd, IV. business and correspondence relating to other members of the Burd family, V. the Coxe family, VI. the Shippen Family, and VII. the business of other related families and ephemera.
Creator:Moon, James
Title:James Moon Quaker travel diary
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0101
Abstract:Prominent Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Quaker James Moon recorded his travels in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia between 1742 and 1792 in this brief, handwritten account. He includes dates, names of persons[...] encountered, destinations, and routes, as well as lists of Quaker meeting places, particularly the Shrewsbury Yearly Meeting in New Jersey.
Subjects:Quakers--Pennsylvania--History--18th century | Quaker church buildings | Wilmington (Del.)--Description and travel | Chester County (Pa.)--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:English physician's manuscript recipe book
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0090
Abstract:This mid-eighteenth century physician’s notebook, most likely English in origin, contains medicinal and food receipts, prescriptions, and contemporary treatments for several common illnesses.
Subjects:Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--18th century | Cooking--History--18th century | Physicians
Creator:Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906
Title:John Hill Martin family history
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:Brooke, John Charles, 1748-1794
Title:Yorkshire, England collection
Call No:GRA 0108
Abstract:Collection of prints, printed sheets, manuscripts, original drawings, and maps, removed from a scrapbook compiled by John Charles Brooke and bequeathed to the College of Arms, London, whose bookplate and[...] release stamp is present on one of the boards.
Subjects:Architecture--England--Yorkshire | Yorkshire (England)--Pictorial works | Yorkshire (England)--Maps
Creator:Brinton, John H. (John Hill), 1832-1907
Title:Brinton family papers
Call No:MSS 0453
Abstract:The Brinton Family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, three important families who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of[...] the family played prominent roles in their communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors, missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors. The collection consists of 6.3 linear feet of material and includes a wide variety of sources including mortgages, deeds, leases, account books, surveys, correspondence, land use agreements, legal documents, travel diaries, medical notes, newspaper clippings, Civil War reports and orders, genealogical research, sermons, essays, and photographs; and receipts for bonds, rent, food, transportation, medical and dental services, labor, stocks, tax, clothing, house repair, and education.
Creator:Capen, Robert
Title:Journal of Robert Capen
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0075
Abstract:This volume is a receipt book kept by the Boston, Massachusetts, shipping firm of Thompson and Gridley for the period 1758-1765 and is interspersed with the diary of Robert Capen.[...] The diary was written in 1811 and 1812. The entries document the weather and wind direction as well as occurances in the town of Canton, Massachusetts. There is also a single account for Samuel Capen of Canton to Robert Capen, for the period 1810-1812.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Coastwise shipping--Massachusetts--Boston--History--18th century | Financial Statements--History--18th century | Financial Statements--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Tilghman family
Title:Tilghman family papers
Call No:MSS 0524
Abstract:The Tilghman family papers, spanning the years 1730-1903 (bulk dates 1776-1810), comprises .3 linear ft. (102 items) of legal documents, legal correspondence, receipts, and financial records from this Maryland Eastern[...] Shore family.
Subjects:Lawyers--United States--History--18th century | Lawyers--United States--History--19th century | Courts--United States--History--18th century | Courts--United States--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Saulsbury, Willard, 1861-1927
Title:Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers
Call No:MSS 0331
Abstract:Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (1861-1927), was a prominent Delaware lawyer and a member of a a leading Delaware political family, serving in the United States Senate from 1913-1919 as as President[...] Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1916 to 1919. The bulk of the Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers belong to Saulsbury himself, dating from 1908-1926 when Saulsbury was at his political and business peak. The collection, consisting of papers, photographs, maps, and political realia, also includes papers and legal documents belonging to Saulsbury's father, items from the settlement of Saulsbury's estate and papers from cases handled by Saulsbury's law firm, which were not closed until after his death.
Subjects:Business and politics | Business enterprises--United States--History--20th century | Delaware | Delaware--Politics and government--1865-1950 | More Subjects
Creator:Evans, Lena
Title:George G. Evans family papers and supplement
Call No:MSS 0271
Abstract:George Gillespie Evans (1815 – 1904), the active community leader for whom this collection is named, oversaw commerce, education, and the Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware, for over fifty years[...] in the nineteenth century. In addition to managing a general store on Main Street, Evans administered estates, served multiple terms on the Newark Town Commission, and held trusteeships at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Newark Academy, and Delaware College (University of Delaware). The George G. Evans family papers and supplement contain a vast number of documents revealing the historic business accounts and legal affairs of the town of Newark, Delaware, and some of its major institutions. The papers consist of fifty-one bound volumes containing over 12,000 individual items taped to leaves of paper. Labor historians and those interested in faculty and staff contracts, negotiations, candidate searches, and hiring practices will find much of interest.
Creator:Brewer, William Augustus, 1863-1931
Title:William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection
Call No:GRA 0115
Abstract:The William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection comprises 12,870 printed bookplates dating primarily from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, many of which were from the libraries of famous individuals or[...] produced by significant artists. The collection also contains additional material relating to Brewer's collection, including Mrs. Augusta LaMotte Brewer's address book and printing plates and blocks, as well as reference material relating to bookplates.
Subjects:Bookplates | Art in bookplates | Bookplates--Collectors and collecting | Collectors
Creator:Wilson family
Title:Wilson family papers
Call No:MSS 0303
Abstract:The papers of the Wilson family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware, consist of 1.35 linear feet of material relating to four generations of direct descendents of Edward Wilson, Esq.,[...] of Elm’s Farm, near Liverpool, England.
Subjects:Investments | Railroads--Delaware--History--19th century | Municipal engineering | Museums--History | More Subjects
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