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Creator:Cowan, William Bird
Title:William B. Cowan diaries
Date(s):1839-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0017
Abstract:This twelve volume set of diaries was kept by Indiana tradesman William Bird Cowan between 1839 and 1877. Each volume features brief entries about local events, weather observations, business trips[...] taken to other towns, and household tasks.
Subjects:Indiana--History--19th century | Indiana--Description and travel
Creator:Sprague, William B. (William Buell), 1795-1876
Title:Letters from William Buell Sprague
Date(s):1834-1874
Call No:MSS 0099, F0551
Abstract:American clergyman, biographer, and autograph collector William Buell Sprague was born in Hebron, Connecticut, on October 16, 1795. Two subjects, collecting autographs and compiling his Annals of the American Pulpit,[...] dominate the seventeen letters written by William Buell Sprague in this collection. In his letters written to several clergy, Sprague solicits information on Protestant ministers who are to be profiled in Annals. In his letters to friends or acquaintances, he discusses his collection of autographs. In some cases he actually sends a coveted autograph and in other cases he offers to examine documents in an attempt to authenticate the author. Written between 1836 and 1874, these letters convey Sprague's passion for both his vocation, ministry, and his avocation, autograph collecting.
Creator:Janvier, John
Title:John Janvier account books for New Castle, Delaware
Date(s):1836-1885
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0054
Abstract:In these mind-nineteenth-century account books, John Janvier of New Castle, Delaware, records his personal loans and investments, including stage lines, financial institutions, and rail companies.
Subjects:Investments | Transportation--Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888
Title:James C. Booth papers
Date(s):1833-1888
Call No:MSS 0175
Abstract:The James C. Booth papers consist of an extensive collection of Booth's personal, professional, and family papers. Included is a large collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues[...] in the chemistry and geology professions; substantial correspondence with family members, notably his mother, Ann Bolton Booth, and his wife Margaret M. "Rettie" Booth; and extensive correspondence with and concerning professional and charitable organizations. Booth's work as a chemical consultant and assayer, as well as his work as Chief Melter and Refiner at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, is documented in correspondence and documents. A collection of James Booth's journals and notebooks, including his survey notes taken during the 1838 Delaware Geological Survey, are also present.
Subjects:Chemistry | Families--United States--History--19th century | Geology
Creator:Batten, Mahlon, 1819-1888
Title:Mahlon and James Batten family papers
Date(s):1832-1874
Call No:MSS 0793
Abstract:This collection consists of four volumes containing tax assessments, mathematical exercises, accounts, memoranda, and school compositions created by Mahlon and James Batten of Pencader Hundred, Delaware, between 1832 and 1874.
Subjects:Tax assessment | Tax collection | Education--Delaware--History--19th century | Mathematics--Problems, exercises, etc | More Subjects
Creator:Stokes, William A. (William Axton), 1814?-1877
Title:William Axton Stokes papers
Date(s):1842-1874
Call No:MSS 0512
Abstract:William Axton Stokes (1814–1877) was an attorney in Philadelphia in the mid-nineteenth century. He also served as a Major in the U.S. Infantry during the[...] Civil War. This small collection consists of four items: an 1861 letter from Stokes to his wife written while he was stationed at Camp Thomas, Ohio, during the Civil War; an 1874 letter from Thomas A. Scott, President of the Pennsylvania Company; a handwritten draft of a biographical sketch of Sir Mathew Hale; and an oration delivered in 1842 at the Philadelphia Museum.
Creator:Massachusetts. Militia. Boston Hussars
Title:Boston Hussars documents
Date(s):1803-1879
Call No:MSS 0099, F0016A
Abstract:Militia documents relating to Ralph Haskins, member of the Boston Hussars, a militia group formed in New England during the War of 1812, including a booklet titled, Rules and Regulations[...] of the Boston Hussars. Instituted November 20, 1810., six newspaper articles from the Boston Daily Advertiser, and three autograph appointments of Haskins to Sergeant (1811), Cornet (1814), and Lieutenant (1816). Other materials consist of financial autograph accounts of military and uniform related expenditures, all dating from 1803 to 1879.
Subjects:United States. Army--Appointments and retirements
Creator:Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
Title:Thomas Francis Bayard letters
Date(s):1829-1896
Call No:MSS 0098, F0005
Abstract:Two handwritten letters from Thomas Francis Bayard, written on letterhead of the Embassy of the United States, London; one thanking "Ginn & Co" for a copy of a book, [...] the other about Bayard's interest in George Washington. Also included is a photcopy of a letter discussing Bayard's upcoming travel plans and thanking and acknowledging the receiver's recent hospitality.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Russel, William, 1777-1858
Title:William Russel ledgers
Date(s):1808-1885
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0076
Abstract:Includes two ledgers kept by the Russel family of Lewes, Delaware, primarily documenting the accounts of William Russel's tannery, farming, and dry goods services, but also containing miscellaneous items related[...] to other pursuits or other family members.
Subjects:Tanners--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Dry-goods--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Farmers--Delaware--Lewes--History--19th century | Tanners | More Subjects
Creator:Snyder, Philip, F.
Title:Musical researches illustrating the influences of music upon mind and morals, religion, the passions, as a medicine, in war, and upon animals; with extracts from the sacred writers and the poets respecting music, and from the historians respecting its practice
Date(s):1835-1893
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0131
Abstract:This volume contains over 500 pages of essays, research notes, and quotations written by Philip F. Snyder from 1835 to 1893 on the history, structure, and cultural influence of music.[...] The material is evidence of a long-term, comprehensive study of music conducted by Snyder and consists mostly of passages, articles, and extracts copied from a wide variety of works.
Subjects:Musicology--United States--History--19th century | Musicologists
Creator:Baker, Alfred Gustavus, 1831-1913
Title:Alfred G. Baker papers
Date(s):1837-1913
Call No:MSS 0585
Abstract:The Alfred G. Baker papers comprise personal correspondence and business records of nineteenth-century Philadelphia businessmen Michael V. Baker and his son Alfred G. Baker, who became a prominent citizen and[...] patron of the arts.
Subjects:Dry-goods--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art patronage--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Businesspeople | Patrons | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Papers of Wilmington banks
Date(s):1831-1895
Call No:MSS 0594
Abstract:The Papers of Wilmington Banks, 1831-1895, consists of .1 linear feet of material pertaining to the chartering and dissolution of specific independent and national banks in Wilmington, Delaware, and the[...] passing of the National Banking Acts of 1863 and 1864.
Subjects:Banks and banking--Delaware--History--19th century | National banks (United States)--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Title:George and Robert Cruikshank collection
Date(s):1812-1875
Call No:GRA 0100
Abstract:The collection consists of paintings, drawings, and prints done by George (1792-1878) and Robert (1789-1856) Cruikshank, primarily for book and magazine illustration between 1812 and 1875, as well as a[...] small group of letters of George Cruikshank.
Creator:Masten, Cornelius
Title:Cornelius Masten papers
Date(s):1811-1886
Call No:MSS 0203
Abstract:Cornelius Masten was a mid-nineteenth-century resident of the town of Milo, village of Penn Yan, Yates County, New York State. He was a lawyer, the first judge of Yates County,[...] and a Superior Court Councillor. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, legal documents, and receipts. The personal correspondence is primarily between Masten and his sons (names unknown). Legal documents regarding loans and land purchase, and receipts are also included.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Roop-Rogers family papers
Date(s):1834-1894
Call No:MSS 0277
Abstract:The Roop-Rogers Family Papers consist of letters as well as miscellaneous documents and ephemera. The correspondence was exchanged between family members who were centered in the Seaford-Laurel area of Delaware[...] and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main recipients are the Bradley sisters, Jane Bradley Rogers and Susannah Bradley Roop. Their correspondents included their children, siblings, cousins, and aunts; and Susannah's husband, Dr. F.A. Roop and her mother-in-law, Marie J. Roop. Most letters in the collection contain family news but there are also some political and religious discussions.
Creator:Price, Eli K. (Eli Kirk), 1797-1884
Title:Eli K. Price papers
Date(s):1822-1886
Call No:MSS 0281
Abstract:Eli Kirk Price was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and legal reformer. He was born in East Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to a Quaker family descended from Philip Price, an early[...] Pennsylvania settler. The Eli K. Price papers consist of two linear feet of legal material. Price was a leading Philadelphia real estate lawyer, a fact reflected in the collection. The collection is divided into three series. Series I covers Price’s correspondence; series II contains material from his law office; series III consists of materials from Price’s activities outside his legal practice.
Creator:Wilson, Archibald, active 1843
Title:Forecastle Journals
Date(s):1842-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0085
Abstract:This journal, named after the forecastle or upper forward deck of a sailing ship, was kept by American sailor Archibald Wilson during the period 1842-1843 and documents five trips taken[...] while serving aboard the ships James Edwards, Pioneer of Alexandria, and James Perkins. The journal entries document meteorological conditions, events of the day, duties performed aboard the ship, Wilson's thoughts and mood, and his interest in literature. Clippings from an 1883 issue of the magazine Harper's Weekly are also pasted into the volume.
Subjects:Merchant mariners--Diaries | Transatlantic voyages--History--19th century | Merchant mariners | North Atlantic Ocean--Description and travel
Creator:Studer, Heinrich
Title:Instructional dyeing receipt book
Date(s):1842-1889
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0161
Abstract:This manuscript by Heinrich Studer is written in German and gives instructions for dyeing, bleaching, and textile printing.
Subjects:Color in the textile industries--History--19th century | Dyes and dyeing--Handbooks, manuals, etc. | Dyes and dyeing--History--19th century | Textile industry--Germany--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Shipley, Thomas
Title:Shipley family papers
Date(s):1841-1911
Call No:MSS 0248
Abstract:Thomas Shipley was a conveyancer and dealt primarily in the business of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings for transferring the title of property, and settling estates. His son, Walter[...] Penn Shipley, was born on June 20, 1860, was a Philadelphia lawyer. The Shipley Family Papers contain 229 items including correspondence, printed documents, receipts, and account books pertaining to Thomas Shipley and his business, as well as to his son Walter Penn Shipley. The bulk of the material relates to the years when Thomas Shipley was most active as a conveyancer, 1850- 1888; however, a few items date from the 1840s, and Walter Penn Shipley's correspondence reaches into the first decade of the twentieth century. This collection contains many documents which deal with title transfers, leases, and real estate sales in Philadelphia. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, documents, and receipts that relate to the settlements of the estates of Samuel J. Henderson, John W. Furlong, Joseph Banes, Reynolds Hamm, and John Phillips.
Creator:Clapp, William
Title:William Clapp papers
Date(s):1843-1884
Call No:MSS 0389
Abstract:The William Clapp papers are the diaries, farm registers, and account books of William Clapp and other members of the Clapp family, who had a[...] thriving fruit orchard in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century. The entire collection appears to have been the personal property of William Clapp, although a few account books record information about the finances of other family members. William Clapp lived either with or near his parents and brothers, who are mentioned almost every day in the diaries and farm registers; other relatives are also regularly mentioned in the diaries and ledgers. The focus of all three types of record books--diaries, farm registers, and ledgers--is the nursery business. The account books provide detailed information about the number of laborers necessary for various jobs in the orchard and around the property, laborer wages, and the prices for which the Clapps sold their produce. While William's focus was the work of the family orchard, his daily notations also included the family, social, intellectual, and cultural scope of his life. The significance of this collection lays in the complete record of one mid-nineteenth century New England family's management of an orchard business. Another significant aspect of this collection lays in the interests and activities of William Clapp himself. Though William did not use his diaries to express feelings, emotions, and opinions, and though he noted his activities and current events with only brief factual statements, the record he left of his interests and activities depicts a man who combined practical business activity with intellectual and cultural interests. In many ways, William was an example of the American yeoman farmer as idealized by Thomas Jefferson: independent, enterprising, well-informed, and civic-minded
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