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Creator:Lewis, Dorsey Waitman, 1873-1960
Title:Dorsey Waitman Lewis papers
Date(s):1878-1958
Call No:MSS 0349
Abstract:Dorsey Waitman Lewis was born on November 8, 1873 in Lee Mont, Virginia. Lewis studied medicine at the University Of Maryland and began practicing in Parksley, Virginia, before moving to[...] Odessa, Delaware, and then Middletown. The Dorsey W. Lewis Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the prominent Middletown, Delaware, physician Dorsey Lewis (1873-1960?). The collection consists of four linear feet of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, office ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal papers, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. the medical practice and personal business of Dorsey W. Lewis, II. papers regarding his financial and legal management of the wills and estates of Mary Cochran, Caroline R. Tumlin, Stanley and Geraldine Lewis, and Nathaniel Williams, and III. miscellany.
Creator:Powell, Walter R., 1886-1960
Title:Powell Family papers
Date(s):1887-1950
Call No:MSS 0346
Abstract:The Powell Family papers concern the affairs of Powell's Restaurant, a local business of Newark, Delaware, owned and operated by the Powell family between 1887-1950. Located at 43-45 Main Street,[...] the site upon which the Galleria was built in 1995, it grew from a small oyster and ice cream shop to a restaurant and local ice cream distributor, taking on the name "Powell's Ice Cream Co." in the 1950s. The collection itself contains business records and personal effects from George and Walter Powell. It consists of three linear feet of material comprising ledger books, tax records, canceled checks, correspondence, a bank statement, business transactions, and advertisements. The collection is divided into two main series: I) the business records of Powell's Restaurant and II) business and correspondence relating to George Powell's membership in the Improved Order of Red Men.
Creator:Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Title:Bernard Shaw papers
Date(s):1887-1947
Call No:MSS 0102
Abstract:This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, a contract, receipts, proofs, and inscriptions by the Irish playwright Bernard Shaw.
Subjects:Dramatists, Irish--20th century | Playwrights
Creator:Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917
Title:H. Buxton Forman papers relating to John Keats
Date(s):1885-1949
Call No:MSS 0215
Abstract:The H. Buxton Forman papers relating to John Keats contains materials relating to nineteenth century English poet John Keats. These materials were collected during the late nineteenth and early twentieth[...] centuries by American H. Buxton Forman and other members of his family.
Subjects:Poets, English--19th century | Poets | Collectors
Creator:Brown, Harry Fletcher
Title:Harry Fletcher Brown collection
Date(s):1881-1960
Call No:MSS 0436
Abstract:The Harry Fletcher Brown collection, spanning the years 1881-1960 (bulk dates 1910-1952), contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, business cards, legal documents, printed material, ephemera, a photograph, World War I medal,[...] programs, and blueprints of his Wilmington, Delaware, residence.
Subjects:Chemical industry--History--19th century | Chemical industry--History--20th century | Philanthropists--United States--History--19th century | Philanthropists--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949
Title:McClure Publishing Company archives
Date(s):1878-1952
Call No:MSS 0174
Abstract:The publishing enterprises of Samuel Sidney McClure. born in County Antrim, Ireland, on February 17, 1857, are an important facet of early twentieth-century American journalism. The McClure Syndicate, started by[...] Samuel Sidney McClure in 1884, was the first successful company of its kind, and was largely responsible for introducing many American and British writers to a national public. His later venture, McClure's Magazine, contained the influential "muckraking" articles of Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, and Lincoln Steffens; it also had the distinction of promoting the then-unknown writer, Willa Cather. The material in the McClure Publishing Company Archive contains 1 linear foot of correspondence, photographs, clippings, financial and legal documents, and manuscripts relating to the company. There is also a significant amount of material concerning the company's founder, Samuel Sidney McClure, along with documents relating to his cousin, Henry Herbert McClure. The collection is organized in three series. The first contains primarily business correspondence from various literary figures and McClure staff members. The second includes various material relating to Samuel Sidney McClure. The third contains financial and legal documents relating to Henry Herbert McClure.
Creator:Shipley, Walter Penn, 1860-
Title:Walter Penn Shipley papers
Date(s):1879-1951
Call No:MSS 0608
Abstract:This collection contains materials related to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and well-known amateur chess enthusiast of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, magazines and[...] newspaper articles of Shipley’s chess activities as well as photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Walter Penn Shipley, his family, and his friends.
Subjects:Chess players--United States--History--20th century | Correspondence chess--United States--History--20th century | Chess--periodicals | Lawyers | More Subjects
Creator:Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903
Title:James B. Pond papers
Date(s):1878-1944
Call No:MSS 0624
Abstract:American lecture manager and memoirist James B. Pond represented American and British explorers, preachers, politicians, scientists, and writers, on the lecture circuit from 1874 to his death in 1903. The[...] majority of the collection is comprised of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pond; also included are manuscripts and ephemera relating to Pond's family and business.
Subjects:Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence | Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence | Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century | Lecturers | More Subjects
Creator:Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916
Title:Richard Harding Davis collection
Date(s):1891-1962
Call No:MSS 0609
Abstract:The Richard Harding Davis collection is a small association collection containing six autographed letters signed by the author; four newspapers clippings; several photographs of Davis and his estate, Crossroads Farm[...] in Mt. Kisco, New York; and a line print of an engraving by Charles Dana Gibson entitled "No. V. The Opera Box. Copyright, 1892. The Century Co."
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
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:Reynolds, Florence, 1879-1949
Title:Florence Reynolds collection related to Jane Heap and The Little Review
Date(s):1881-1978
Call No:MSS 0258
Abstract:Florence Reynolds, lifelong friend and benefactor of Jane Heap, was born February 12, 1879 in Stanton, Michigan. Artist Jennie (Jane) Heap was born in November 1883 in Topeka, Kansas. The[...] Florence Reynolds collection related to Jane Heap and The Little Review consists of five linear feet of material and comprises correspondence; photographs; manuscripts of poetry, stories, and essays; artwork; printed programs, magazines, and books; research notes; clippings; taped interviews; a scrapbook; and ephemera. The collection as a whole not only documents an extraordinary friendship between Florence Reynolds and Jane Heap, but does much to bring to light details of Heap's life and her contributions to The Little Review.
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: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:Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917
Title:William Homer papers related to Albert Pinkham Ryder
Date(s):1883-1999
Call No:MSS 0479
Abstract:Albert Pinkham Ryder was born on March 19, 1847, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. William Innes Homer was born on November 8, 1929, in Merion, Pennsylvania. The William Homer Papers related[...] to Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) consist of six linear feet of material including correspondence, photocopies, photographs, notes, reviews, and miscellaneous research materials.
Creator:Bounds, Roland E.
Title:Roland E. Bounds science fiction paperback book collection
Date(s):1890-2002
Call No:MSS 0553
Abstract:Roland E. Bounds (1953-2002) attended Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware, and obtained a B.S. in geology from the University of Delaware in 1975. By[...] vocation and avocation, he was a collector. Bounds concentrated on collecting vintage (pre-1965) paperbacks and pulp magazines (pre-1953). . Thematically, he developed an interest in "the way technological advances have been predicted and the ways that authors of various times have viewed society and its problems." He also collected with an interest in book and magazine cover art and illustration of science fiction and fantasy.The Roland E. Bounds paperback science fiction book collection consists of nearly seven thousand science fiction paperbacks published between 1890 and 2002 assembled by the Delaware collector Roland Bounds. Also included within this collection are numerous fantasy and a few horror and classic novels that do not fit the science fiction genre. Nearly all of the paperbacks in the collection feature striking cover art or text illustrations created by some of the most famous illustrators in science fiction. Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Freas, Michael Whelan, and many other celebrated or less well known illustrators are represented in the collection.
Creator:Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Title:Mergenthaler Linotype Company records
Date(s):1876-1974
Call No:MSS 0520
Abstract:The Mergenthaler Linotype Company developed and manufactured the first modern, functional "line casting" machine. The company records include correspondence, promotional material, histories, chronologies, photographs, drawings, patent records, and assorted parts[...] and supply catalogs.
Subjects:Technical drawings | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--19th century | Printing machinery and supplies--Catalogs--20th century | Linotype | More Subjects
Creator:Homer, William Innes
Title:William Homer Papers Related to Albert Pinkham Ryder
Date(s):1883-1999
Call No:MSS 0479
Abstract:The William Homer papers related to Albert Pinkham Ryder contains research material about American painter Albert Pinkham Ryder collected by William Homer, the scholar, Art History professor, and author of[...] Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Painting, American--19th century | Painting, American--20th century | Scholars | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Woman Suffrage collection
Date(s):1869-1955
Call No:MSS 0477
Abstract:The Woman Suffrage collection comprises ephemera, pamphlets, books, and realia that relate to the campaign for a woman's voting rights.
Digital Content:See Contents List
Subjects:Women--Suffrage--United States--19th century | Women--Suffrage--United States--20th century
Creator:Maxwell, James Riddle, 1836-1912
Title:James Maxwell papers
Date(s):1860-1949
Call No:MSS 0170
Abstract:The James R. Maxwell papers consist of the personal, professional, and family papers of James Maxwell, a resident of Newark, Delaware, and a civil engineer who worked for significant railroads[...] in the American West and South America in the late 19th century.
Subjects:Civil engineering--History--19th century | Railroads--History--19th century | Civil engineers | Newark (Del.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
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