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Creator:Williams, William John
Title:William John Williams papers
Date(s):1876-1923
Call No:MSS 0422
Abstract:William John Williams, an analytical chemist who immigrated to the United States in 1885 from Abergele, North Wales in Great Britain, worked in a number[...] of manufacturing fields, including fertilizers, soaps, bleaches, brickmaking, and sewage and water treatment. The William John Williams papers consist of .7 linear feet of correspondence, copybooks, letterpress books, science notebooks, blueprints, patent documents, scientific documents, chemistry manuscripts, booklets, playscripts, advertisements, circulars, and notes. Three series comprise the collection: I. Correspondence, II. Professional Papers, and III. Personal Papers. Correspondence and professional papers in the collection indicate that Williams found and pursued numerous occupational opportunities within the dynamic fields of chemistry and manufacturing found in Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Creator:R. Hoe & Company
Title:R. Hoe & Company collection
Date(s):1876-1929
Call No:MSS 0469
Abstract:Born in England in 1784, Robert Hoe studied carpentry before immigrating to the United States in 1803. Upon arrival, Hoe met Matthew Smith and together[...] they formed Smith, Hoe & Company in 1805 in New York City, specializing in the manufacture of wooden hand presses. Following the death of Smith, Hoe took over the company and changed its name to R. Hoe & Company in 1822. The R. Hoe & Company collection consists of one linear foot of material spanning the dates 1876 to 1929. During this period, the company main offices were located in the block 504 to 520 Grand Street in New York City. The collection includes catalogs for various pieces of printing machinery, samples of company letterhead, price lists for materials produced by R. Hoe & Company, printed collections of publisher opinions regarding the quality and efficiency of Hoe products, British patents extended to R. Hoe & Company for manufacture in London, assorted printed ephemera of R. Hoe & Company, and ephemera related to William R. Fish, a civil engineer who patented various improvements in the field of printing technology.
Creator:Gray, George, 1840-1925
Title:George Gray papers
Date(s):1871-1925
Call No:MSS 0167
Abstract:George Gray (1840-1925) was a politician and judge from New Castle, Delaware. A member of the Democratic party, he served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1885-1899. He[...] was later appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Third District from 1899-1914, and served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Records in this collection include correspondence and legal papers, primarily documenting his career as a judge and arbiter. An index of papers in the collection is included.
Subjects:Legislators | Judges | United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Sajous, Charles E. de M. (Charles Eucharist de Medicis), 1852-1929
Title:Dr. Charles Sajous papers
Date(s):1870-1932
Call No:MSS 0253
Abstract:Charles Eucharist de Medicis Sajous (1852-1929) was born December 13, 1852. As a physician, teacher, author, and editor, Charles Sajous became a prominent name in the late nineteenth-century medical profession.[...] The Dr. Charles Sajous Papers contain over 2000 items dating from 1870 through the 1920s, and include letters, postcards, receipts, and financial statements; manuscripts of articles, speeches, book reviews, editorials, and journals; and newspaper articles that belonged to Dr. Charles Sajous and his family. The bulk of the material dates from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Dr. Sajous' career, as documented in the Sajous papers, reflects the growing professionalization of medicine in the late nineteenth century. This collection illustrates the contributions of medical schools, professional associations, and journals in making that professionalization possible. Also in this collection, the personal papers and correspondence with friends and family offer glimpses of American middle-class lifestyle of the period.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Beadle and Adams archives
Date(s):1848-1920
Call No:MSS 0354
Abstract:The Beadle Dime Novels, together with numerous other publications issued by the firms Beadle and Co., Irwin P. Beadle and Co., and Beadle and Adams, were a tremendously successful foray[...] in cheap literature for the mass public. Dime novels, like the story papers that had preceded them and the pulp magazines that would replace them in the twentieth century, delivered adventurous or sensational stories in inexpensive, paper-bound editions. The material in the Beadle Archives collection consists of .3 linear feet of letters, photographs, bills, and documents relating to Erastus F. Beadle and the dime booklet publishing house in which he was a partner. The collection is organized in three series: Series I contains letters and papers related to Erastus F. Beadle, one of the firm's founders; Series II contains letters written in tribute to Orville J. Victor, longtime editor for Beadle and Adams; and Series III contains letters written to Dr. Frank P. O'Brien, a collector of Beadle memorabilia.
Creator:Browne, Gordon, 1858-1932
Title:Letters to Gordon Browne
Date(s):1875-1937
Call No:MSS 0390
Abstract:British painter illustrator Gordon Frederick Browne was born at Banstead, Surrey in 1858. Beginning in the 1880s Gordon Browne was one of Great Britain's most[...] prolific illustrators, contributing regularly to many newspapers and magazines, as well as illustrating editions of books written by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Washington Irving, and Robert Louis Stevenson, eight volumes of works by William Shakespeares, an edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and his own Gordon Browne's Series of Old Fairy Tale. This collection of letters to Gordon Browne consists of eighty-three letters written, seventy-seven of which are addressed to this renowned British illustrator. Many of the letters were written by authors expressing gratitude for illustrations which Browne created for their books or stories. Occasionally authors wrote to suggest ideas for a future illustration or to request that Browne illustrate a particular book or story. Other letters include requests from authors, collectors, or friends to purchase original drawings or paintings, or thank-you notes for Browne's generosity with his drawings or paintings. Of the letters addressed to Browne, many reflect the respect given to Browne and his illustrations by his contemporaries. They also indicate the demand for his work in the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Browne's generosity in sharing it.
Creator:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company
Title:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company records
Date(s):1852-1923
Call No:MSS 0411
Abstract:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company, located in center- city Philadelphia, was originally incorporated in 1902 in Camden, New Jersey. Its purpose was “to manufacture [...] printers and lithographers inks, varnishes, plate oils, pigments, paints and oils, and kindred products and to buy, sell, trade, deal in and with the same.” The J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company Records, spanning the dates 1852-1923, consists of .5 linear feet of prints, letterhead, minutes, ledger, and magazines. This small collection documents an ink business at the beginning of the twentieth century in Philadelphia. The majority of the records consists of minutes from the company’s first three years and a ledger with formulas to make inks.
Creator:Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Title:Laurence Binyon correspodence
Date(s):1869-1943
Call No:MSS 0181
Abstract:A collection of correspondence from British poet and playwright, Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) to G. Herbert Thring and D. Kilham Roberts, lawyers for the Society of Authors, concerning problems or questions[...] of copyright laws (United States and British).
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Philadelphia theatrical papers
Date(s):1877-1943
Call No:MSS 0205
Abstract:The Philadelphia Theatrical Papers cover an expansive period in the history of the theater in America—the end of the nineteenth century and into the early decades of the twentieth century.[...] Throughout the nineteenth century, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the home of numerous playhouses, opera houses, and other performing arts spaces. The Philadelphia theatrical papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertisements, programs, playbills, financial documents, ledgers, obituaries, postcards, contracts, broadsides, scrapbooks, and telegrams. The papers cover a particularly important period in the theatrical history of America. During this time the rise and fall of monopolistic management and production agencies as well as the expansion of touring companies were impetuses for the success of theatrical businesses such as Nixon & Zimmerman. A majority of the papers in the collection are about their company, which was a successful innovator in Philadelphia, the region, and the country in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century.
Creator:Rosenfeld, A. J.
Title:A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection
Date(s):1853-1931
Call No:GRA 0102
Abstract:The A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection comprises twelve etchings by six late nineteenth and early twentieth century American and European etchers.
Subjects:Etchers
Creator:Child, William B.
Title:William B. Child letter to Ferris Greenslet with Elihu Vedder poems
Date(s):1867-1923
Call No:MSS 0099, F0895
Abstract:The letter and three sheets of poetry in this collection, which were originally laid in a copy of Elihu Vedder's book of poetry, Miscellaneous Moods in Verse all appear to[...] bear some connection to Vedder.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century--Correspondence
Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Townsend family
Title:Townsend family papers
Date(s):1809-1920
Call No:MSS 0445
Abstract:The Townsend family (of Delaware) papers consists of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809-1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The[...] collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War.
Subjects:Fruit trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Peach industry--Delaware--History--19th century | Lumber trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Soldiers--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend collection
Date(s):1865-1975
Call No:MSS 0296
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. His reports of Lincoln's assassination and General Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Five Forks,[...] Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. During the 1860s and 1870s his columns, articles, and letters appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The George Alfred Townsend papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George Alfred Townsend. The papers span the dates 1865 to 1975 (bulk dates 1865-1898) and include handwritten, typescript, and printed material.
Creator:American Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:American Academy of Music papers
Date(s):1852-1940
Call No:MSS 0308
Abstract:The American Academy of Music, incorporated on March 24, 1852, built in Philadelphia one of America's grandest nineteenth-century opera houses. Not long after its incorporation, the Academy came under the[...] influence of the Baker family of Philadelphia. Two successive generations of the Baker family presided over the Academy from the 1880s to the 1920s. Under their tenure, the Academy became widely known for presentations of opera and classical music. The American Academy of Music papers provide an incomplete, but useful, glimpse of the institutional structure and entertainment programming of this Philadelphia hall in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although the collection spans almost a hundred years between 1852 and circa 1940, it primarily consists of correspondence and a limited number of printed items from the years 1896-1897 and 1901-1919. Only scattered materials are preserved from before 1896, and no information from the period 1898-1900 is available in this collection.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Baker-Fales-Rush family papers
Date(s):1800-1926
Call No:MSS 0311
Abstract:The affluent Baker family of Philadelphia was closely tied to two other prominent Philadelphia families, the Fales and the Rush families. Alfred G. Baker, a successful Philadelphia businessman, married[...] the daughter of George Fales, originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, who in turn had married the daughter of Lewis Rush.The Baker-Fales-Rush family papers consists of three linear feet of material related to these interrelated Philadelphia families. Materials in the collection span over more than a century from 1800 to 1926. The bulk of the material in the collection is from the period 1820-1920. The collection preserves a variety of genres including correspondence, essays, speeches, contracts, estate inventories, ledgers, financial journals, and checks.
Creator:Sparks, James C.
Title:Sparks family papers
Date(s):1823-1945
Call No:MSS 0408
Abstract:During the first few decades of the twentieth century the Sparks family was involved in the poultry business in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Sparks[...] Family Papers provide numerous details of a family-owned egg and poultry business and consist of one linear foot of photographs, financial documents, tax records, ledgers, letters, envelopes, a postcard, metal egg carton, feed bag, certificate, and printed material. This small collection is arranged in two series: the Sparks poultry businesses and the papers of James C. Sparks.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Delaware nineteenth century business and trade card collection
Date(s):1850-1950
Call No:MSS 0428
Abstract:This collection consists of over 150 trade cards of merchants from Delaware, many of which focus on the area of Wilmington. Some of the merchants[...] represented in this collection include hatters, saddle makers, grocers, watchmakers, photographers, dentists, and tailors. The majority of these cards date from the nineteenth century and provide important information regarding addresses and in some cases, images of buildings. Also included in this collection are various announcements and invitations, regarding weddings, deaths, and commencement exercises.
Creator:Williams, James, 1825-1899
Title:Williams family papers
Date(s):1861-1947
Call No:MSS 0353
Abstract:The Williams family papers concern the business and personal affairs of prominent Delaware politician and landowner James Williams (1825-1899), and his son Nathaniel J. Williams (1857-1943), who was also a[...] prominent politician and landowner. In addition, the collection contains documents relating to the business of Parvis & Williams, a Middletown-based fertilizer manufacturing company headed by James Williams once he joined John Parvis in 1885. The collection comprises correspondence, college exercise books and notebooks, account books, ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal business, bills, and ephemera.
Subjects:Stocks | Landlord and tenants | Real property--Delaware | Real property--Maryland | More Subjects
Creator:Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934
Title:Kasebier collection
Date(s):1865-1951
Call No:MSS 0198
Abstract:Photographer Gertrude Kasebier was born in 1852 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of John and Muncy Stanton. The family was of established American lineage: Kasebier's maternal great-grandfather was[...] the brother of Daniel Boone. The Kasebier Collection is arranged in two subgroups by type of material: periodicals, which span the dates 1901-1951; and photographs which date from ca. 1865-1934. The periodicals, which are primarily photography magazines, are arranged alphabetically by title. The issues feature work by Gertrude Kasebier or biographical articles about the photographer.
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