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Creator:Ferris, John, 1710-1751
Title:John Ferris receipts
Call No:MSS 0098, F0114
Abstract:Five receipts or notes made out to Wilmington, Delaware, cabinetmaker John Ferris from John Lea, Isaac Andrews, Henry Stidham, and Nathan Miller, as well as one note written by Ferris[...] all spanning from 1775 to 1779.
Creator:Read, George, 1733-1798
Title:George Read documents regarding the will of Ebenezer Howell
Call No:MSS 0098, F0052
Abstract:American lawyer, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence George Read produced an autograph document listing eight payments regarding the will of Ebenezer Howell against the estate of John[...] Evans, as well as another document concerning Ebenezer Howell's sale of his tavern and land in Newark, Delaware, to Henry Darby and subsequently to John Evans.
Subjects:Newark (Del.)
Creator:Evens, Thomas
Title:Thomas and John Evens land bonds issued to Moses [Mosis] McDaniel
Call No:MSS 0098, F0120
Abstract:Two bonds by John and Thomas Evens conveying land to Mosis [Moses] McDaniel in Sussex County, Delaware, on July 10, 1777, and July 24, 1778.
Subjects:Sussex County (Del.)
Creator:Gookin, Charles
Title:Charles Gookin speeches and a response by Jasper Yeates
Call No:MSS 0098, F0062
Abstract:Written copy of speech delivered by Deputy Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania, Charles Gookin, to the Delaware Assembly, on March 27, 1716, together with the response from the Assembly's Speaker, Jasper[...] Yeates. Also included is a written copy of a speech delivered by Gookin to the Assembly on May 2, 1716. The speeches and the response concern difficulties between Gookin and the Assembly.
Subjects:New Castle (Del.) | Delaware--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Letters to William Young
Call No:MSS 0098, F0178
Abstract:The correspondence contained in this collection is addressed to William Young in regards to his papermaking business in Delaware. Notable letters are from the Treasury Department Revenue Office with orders[...] for stationery. The shipping receipts give a good sense of the quantities of materials that William Young shipped during the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century.
Subjects:Papermaking--Delaware--History--19th century | Brandywine Creek (Pa. and Del.)
Creator:Adams, Daniel J.
Title:Daniel J. Adams letter
Call No:MSS 0098, F0001
Abstract:Letter from Daniel Adams to Walter Stone, Financier's office, Philadelphia, concerning the collection of rent from a tenant, personal details about the health of Adams' family members, as well as[...] Adams' interest in procuring wholesale produce from the West Indies.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Peterson, Henry
Title:Henry Peterson court summons
Call No:MSS 0098, F0004
Abstract:Official document detailing a suit against Henry Peterson for non-payment of one hundred and fifty pounds owed to John and James Bayard.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Armitage, James
Title:New Castle County, Delaware, citizens petition
Call No:MSS 0098, F0012
Abstract:Petition by multiple citizens of New Castle County, Delaware, noting the activities of French and Spanish privateers in Delaware Bay and requesting the remove of vital records to a house[...] at Christiana Bridge for safekeeping.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Tilghman, Edward, 1750-1815
Title:Edward Tilghman family register
Call No:MSS 0098, F0013
Abstract:Handwritten chronological register of Edward Tilghman's marriages and the births and deaths of his children.
Subjects:Pennsylvania--History--18th century
Creator:Tilghman, Edward, 1750-1815
Title:Edward Tilghman note to John Bordley
Call No:MSS 0098, F0014
Abstract:A note relaying news that a Spanish ship, whose size required 24 feet of depth in the water to operate, could not make it up to Baltimore from Annapolis and[...] had to turn back.
Creator:Rutherford, Alexander
Title:Alexander Rutherford receipt
Call No:MSS 0098, F0022
Abstract:A handwritten receipt acknowledging delivery of seven regimental coats from Thomas Rodney, Clothier General for Delaware State, for seven soldiers of the Delaware regiment working in the Continental shoe factory[...] in Newark, Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Creator:Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire
Title:Samuel Corry fire insurance policy
Call No:MSS 0098, F0025
Abstract:A handwritten fire insurance policy completed on an early printed form for the home of Philadelphia resident Samuel Corry. The document includes the signature of Gunning Bedford, a member of[...] the U. S. Continental Congress from the state of Delaware.
Subjects:Philadelphia County (Pa.)--History--18th century
Creator:Enoch, Benjamin
Title:Land deed between Benjamin Enoch, Mary Enoch, and John Stapler
Call No:MSS 0098, F0030
Abstract:One handwritten land deed between Benjamin Enoch, his wife, Mary Enoch, and John Stapler for a tract of land in New Castle County, Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Goodright, Richard
Title:Richard Goodright court document
Call No:MSS 0098, F0034
Abstract:Handwritten court document detailing a suit brought by Sussex County, Delaware, resident Richard Goodwright against Thomas Thrustout for Peter Marsh's unlawful entry of Goodright's rented land and subsequent ejection of[...] Goodwright as the tenant before the end of his rental term. The document includes the signature of William Peery, a member of the United States Continental Congress from Delaware and a Revolutionary War commander for a Lewes, Delaware, militia.
Subjects:Sussex County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Pierson, Thomas
Title:Thomas Pierson land survey
Call No:MSS 0098, F0036
Abstract:A handwritten survey of a 769 acre tract of land in near White Clay Creek, Delaware, conducted by Thomas Pierson, surveyor of New Castle County, accompanied by a drawing of[...] the land and its borders.
Subjects:White Clay Creek (Pa. and Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800
Title:Land indenture between Christian Redebauch and Captain William Trent signed by Samuel Wharton
Call No:MSS 0098, F0038
Abstract:Land indenture created in Albany, New York, between Christian Redebauch and Captain William Trent signed by Samuel Wharton, a member of the U.S. Continental Congress from Delaware on June 6,[...] 1768.
Subjects:Albany (N.Y.)
Creator:Dakeyne, George
Title:Land survey of William Williams's property upon the branches of Apoquinimink by George Dakeyne
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
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:Hall, John, active 1772-1774
Title:Land indenture between John Hall and Alexander [Porver] in Mifflin Township
Call No:MSS 0098, F0042
Abstract:Land indenture signed by John Hall of Wilmington, Delaware, attributed as being the first bookbinder in Delaware, to Alexander [Porver], dated December 26, 1772. This is possibly the only example[...] of Hall's autograph.
Subjects:Wilmington (Del.)
Creator:Björk, Ericus
Title:Ericus Björk letter to Carl Wistrom
Call No:MSS 0098, F0043
Abstract:First pastor of Old Swedes' Church Rev. Ericus Björk handwrote this one-page letter indicating receipt of several hundred books from King Charles XII of Sweden and acknowledging setbacks faced by[...] the Swedes as they fought Russia in the Great Northern War in this letter dated May 3, 1711.
Subjects:Wilmington (Del.)
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