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Creator:Morton, James Madison, 1803-1881
Title:James M. Morton travel journal
Date(s):1859-1870
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0053
Abstract:The journal of Massachusetts resident James Madison Morton contains accounts of two trips to South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama taken in 1859 and 1861. It also contains brief notes and[...] memoranda dated from 1859-1870.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Travelers--Diaries | Travelers | Alabama--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Gray, George Arthur
Title:Voyage to China: To China and back
Date(s):1863-1869
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0030
Abstract:These four volumes contain three handwritten variations of the travel narrative of nineteenth-century American sailor George Arthur Gray recorded on his roundtrip voyage from Boston to China between March 1863[...] and May 1866. The original diary entries were expanded into a full narrative, which Gray apparently hoped to publish. The narrative focuses on Chinese social customs, the Chinese coast, and the details of a sailor's life.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Americans--China--History--19th century | Seamen | China--Description and travel
Creator:Henderson, Benjie
Title:Benjie Henderson papers
Date(s):1862-1870
Call No:MSS 0222
Abstract:The Benjie Henderson papers is a collection of diaries and photographs belonging to Benjie Henderson, a young woman living near Newark, Delaware. They reflect the daily life of Ms. Henderson[...] as a young school girl and later as school teacher, including her feelings about teaching, her daily routines, and other personal reflections. Also contained in the diaries are detailed monthly financial accounts kept by Ms. Henderson.
Creator:Grover, John C. (John Charles), 1844-1903
Title:John C. Grover Civil War journal
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0032
Abstract:This journal was owned by Private John C. Grover of the Massachusetts 17th Infantry and chronicles his experiences fighting in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Grover's journal[...] contains frequent, autograph entries chronicling his experiences as a Union soldier in the Civil War from September 18, 1861, to July 27, 1865. Entries are short, but they provide information on troop movements, battles (occurring in North Carolina), orders, Grover's pay, the supplies he received, his daily activities, and news from other regiments. He also mentioned many soldiers dying of fever.
Subjects:Soldiers--United States--Diaries | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | More Subjects
Creator:Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.)
Title:Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:GRA 0106
Abstract:The Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments comprises 23 color lithographs printed by Rosenthal's Lith. of Philadelphia between 1861 and 1865.
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Subjects:Military camps--United States--19th century--Pictorial works | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works
Creator:Fulton, Edward A.
Title:Edward A. Fulton letters
Date(s):1860-1877
Call No:MSS 0218
Abstract:This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of forty-three letters written primarily between 1860 and 1863. The majority of the letters were written by Edward A. Fulton to his[...] mother, Mary Fulton, of Wilmington, Delaware.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript formulae and receipts book
Date(s):1861-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0109
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American manuscript contains approximately eighty-five pages of medicinal formulae and household receipts along with notes and sketches of plants and their medicinal properties. The volume dates from approximately[...] 1861 to 1877 and may have been created by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident with a medical or scientific background.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Rachel Leah Lindeman album
Date(s):1862-1877
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0008
Abstract:The Rachel Leah Lindeman album is a presentation album which was given to Lindeman on March 18, 1862, in honor of her birthday. The album, which contains thirty-four pages of[...] photographs, poems, artwork (pencil sketches, ink drawings, cartoons, illuminations, watercolors, etc.), elaborate calligraphy, and pressed flowers dating from 1862 to 1877, is a fine example of a Victorian presentation album with colonial Indian influences.
Subjects:India--History--19th century | Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
Title:Winfield Scott Hancock papers
Date(s):1865-1872
Call No:MSS 0099, F0815
Abstract:This collection comprises eleven documents regarding the military career of Winfield Scott Hancock, particularly his involvement in the execution of accused Lincoln assassination conspirator, Mary Surratt, his brief command of[...] the fifth military district (Louisiana and Texas) during Reconstruction, and biographical material which highlights his military career during the Civil War.
Subjects:Conspiracies--United States--History--19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana | More Subjects
Creator:Matlack family
Title:Matlack family letters to Samuel J. Matlack
Date(s):1862-1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0916
Abstract:This collection consists of seventeen letters written by members of the Matlack family in Philadelphia to Samuel J. Matlack while he was serving in the Union Navy aboard the USSWissahickon,[...] a gunboat in the blockading squadron off the coast of South Carolina, during the American Civil War, from 1862-1865.
Subjects:Presidents--United States--Election--1864 | Seamen | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades | More Subjects
Creator:Kettell, George F.
Title:George F. Kettell correspondence
Date(s):1866-1869
Call No:MSS 0140
Abstract:Reverend George F. Kettell letters to his daughters, while he was serving as the U. S. Consul to the Grand Duchy of Baden in Karlsruhe, Germany from 1866-1869.
Subjects:Consuls | Germany--History--1789-1900 | Germany--Description and travel
Creator:Lilley, David N.
Title:David N. Lilley letters
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0219
Abstract:Letters from Delaware resident David N. Lilley to his sister Annie, written during his period of service in the Union Army during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863 | Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862 | Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Reynolds, Thomas M, 1840-1864
Title:Thomas M. Reynolds letters to Louisa J. Seward
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0295
Abstract:Letters written by Union soldier Thomas M. Reynolds to his fiancee Louisa J. Seward, commenting on his relationship with Seward and his opinions about the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | Delaware--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Griggs, Mary B.
Title:Compositions of Mary B. Griggs
Date(s):1858-1864
Call No:MSS 0099, F0577
Abstract:Mary Griggs and her family lived in Center Rutland, Vermont. Mary attended Rutland Union High School from 1861-1864, during which time she wrote the several compositions which comprise this collection.[...] In addition, the collection includes a composition, dated 1858, that she wrote when she was younger. These compositions are written in her own hand, most are several pages in length, and many contain comments and corrections written in pencil, presumably by her teacher.
Creator:Cummins, William Polk, 1853-1895
Title:William Polk Cummins papers
Date(s):1858-1864
Call No:MSS 0352
Abstract:William Polk Cummins, born on April 19, 1853, was the son of David J. Cummins (1824-1898), a prominent Delaware businessman and landowner, and Juliet Polk Cummins, daughter of William Polk[...] of Odessa. Cummins was quite well-connected, and was an active member of his community. Cummins held a place on the Delaware State Central Committee, and for six years served as Director of the National Bank at Smyrna. The William Polk Cummins papers concern the personal and business affairs of Cummins. The collection documents the management of Glenfern farm from the period after graduating college to the months before his death. In addition, the collection provides detailed information on his activities for the year 1884, when he kept a personal journal.
Creator:Boulter, Clara Agnes, active 1843-1869
Title:Clara Agnes Boulter mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South
Date(s):1843-1869
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0033
Abstract:This antebellum and mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South bears the name Clara Agnes Boulter on the inside front endpaper. The contents of this book are largely centered on[...] ladies' manners, etiquette, advice, short stories, and fashion for women, though a significant component includes references to Confederate generals and Southern sympathies. Several items suggest the creator had ties to Texas and Virginia, and new clippings from Southern papers in Knoxville, Louisville, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Arkansas are found throughout the volume. The book features both fine and newsprint engravings, numerous news clippings of verse and articles, some original verse and art, and a few color prints. The volume includes two oval-cut albumen print photographs affixed to the pages, circa 1860s. One is of a house near a river with a water wheel and the second is of the Alamo in San Antonio.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Women--Southern States--Social conditions--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America
Creator:Willett, Joseph, active 1856-1880
Title:Joseph Willett 1856 eclectic scrapbook of engravings
Date(s):1856-1880
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0043
Abstract:This American scrapbook bears the name Joseph Willett, along with the date 1856, on the inside cover and is predominantly comprised of monochromatic engravings, printed images, and illustrated verses.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Boston (Mass.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
Creator:Donnell, Samuel M.
Title:Samuel M. Donnell account books
Date(s):1852-1880
Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0081
Abstract:The account books of Samuel M. Donnell span the dates 1852 until 1880 and encompass both Donnell's real estate concerns and his farming and household interests in Newark, Delaware.
Subjects:Real property--Alabama--Montgomery--History--19th century | Moneylenders--19th century | Finance, Personal--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | Agriculture--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Baker, Matilda
Title:Matilda Baker diary
Date(s):1854-1880
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0089
Abstract:Matilda Baker of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept this diary between May 1857 and March 1858, recording information about social visits, her work habits, and events taking place in Philadelphia. She[...] also recorded information about railroad shares, bonds, and other financial investments held by herself and other women from 1854 to 1880.
Subjects:Women--United States--Diaries | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Essay on slavery in England
Date(s):1860-1890
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0127
Abstract:This manuscript essay describes the legal history of slavery in England, focusing especially on the precedents for and limitations of the 1772 Somerset vs. Stewart decision.
Subjects:Slavery--Great Britain | Slavery--Law and Legislation | Law--History
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