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Creator:Howell, Arthur, -1816
Title:Arthur Howell letter to Clement Laws
Date(s):1805
Call No:MSS 0098, F0085
Abstract:One handwritten letter from tanner and currier Arthur Howell to Clement Laws about the falling sales and prices of finished leather in the Delaware Valley region.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:McDowell, John, Jr.
Title:John McDowell, Jr., account detail
Date(s):1849
Call No:MSS 0098, F0089
Abstract:Single page from an account book which details the sale of clover seed from A. Wright, in Philadelphia, to John McDowell, Jr.
Subjects:Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Davids, Richard W.
Title:Centennial Exposition scrapbook
Date(s):1876
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0015
Abstract:This scrapbook of advertisements, trade cards, and collectible ephemera from the 1876 Centennial Exposition was created by Richard W. Davids.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Philadelphia weather diary
Date(s):1836-1842
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0081
Abstract:This weather diary kept by an unknown resident of Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, contains daily entries, June 1, 1836, to July 31, 1842, recording the temperature and wind direction along with brief[...] comments on the weather. There are monthly rain measurements for 1825 through 1842 recorded "as per gauge kept at the Pennsylvania Hospital" as well as newsclippings documenthing especially severe weather events.
Subjects:Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
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:Handy, George
Title:George Handy papers
Date(s):1841-1871
Call No:MSS 0133
Abstract:The George Handy Papers, 1845-1871 (bulk 1846-1850), comprises 273 letters and business documents from a prominent Philadelphia-based nineteenth-century merchant. The collection, as a whole, reflects social and personal relations with[...] Handy family members in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Mississippi, as well as other friends; and business and economic affairs of domestic and foreign commerce, much of which was conducted by shipping through the ports of Philadelphia and New Orleans, or via the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Subjects:Epidemics | Businesspeople | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Pennsylvania. Militia. Regiment, 1st
Title:Constitution, bylaws and standing resolutions adopted by the board of officers of the First Regiment of Rifles Attached to the Third Brigade First Division PV
Date(s):1857
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0130
Abstract:This collection consists of the 1857 Board of Officers (First Regiment of Rifles, Third Brigade, First Division, Pennsylvania Volunteers) constitution, bylaws, and resolutions as well as the signatures and addresses[...] of the officers. Also included are recipes for inks, medicines, cements, pastes, dyes, wines, colognes, and waxes. There are 21 pages of additional recipes and treatments for various medical conditions.
Subjects:Military discipline--United States--History--19th century | Military life--United States--History--19th century | Soldiers--United States--History--19th century | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Mahony, Michael Bartholomew, 1799-1883
Title:Michael Bartholomew Mahony memorandum book
Date(s):1879-1883
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0167
Abstract:This collection consists primarily of a memorandum book kept by Philadelphia merchant Michael Bartholomew Mahony between 1879 and 1883. Mahony recorded observations on the weather, local and international news, household[...] activity, financial transactions, and the deaths of friends, family members, and acquaintances. The collection also contains two photographs and a number of loose receipts, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of paper ephemera.
Subjects:Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Steamboats--history--19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932
Title:John Frederick Lewis papers
Date(s):1882-1932
Call No:MSS 0129
Abstract:The papers of prominent Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist John Frederick Lewis (1860–1932) span the dates 1882 to 1932 and include letterbooks, correspondence, advertising brochures, legal documents, and ephemera. The papers[...] primarily document the legal business of Lewis through his work at the firm Lewis, Adler & Laws, but also reflect social and domestic affairs of John Lewis and his wife, Anne Baker Lewis, as well as cultural interests, through development of personal collections and institutional affiliations.
Subjects:Passenger ships--History--20th century | Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Maritime law | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | 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:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1920
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:Joseph Brevitt Townsend (1821-1896) was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who practiced estate law and acted as legal consultant to several commercial, insurance, and trust companies. The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers[...] supplement, spanning the dates 1800-1920, contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents the professional career of the Philadelphia lawyer. The supplement comprises 5.8 linear feet of legal and personal correspondence, wills and estate records, legal proceedings, legal account and receipt books, and other judicial and financial records.
Subjects:Estates (Law)--Pennsylvania | Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania | Probate courts--Pennsylvania | Law--Pennsylvania | More Subjects
Creator:Ashhurst family
Title:Ashhurst family papers
Date(s):1818-1909
Call No:MSS 0549
Abstract:Personal and business papers of three generations of the Philadelphia-based Ashhurst family, including Richard Ashhurst (1784-1861); sons John Ashhurst (1809-1892) and Lewis Richard Ashhurst (1806-1874), partners with their father in[...] the drygoods firm Richard Ashhurst & Sons; as well as the legal papers of Richard L. Ashhurst (1838-1911?).
Subjects:Coal mines and mining--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | House construction--United States--History--19th century | Merchants | More Subjects
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:Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Title:Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers
Date(s):1810-1917
Call No:MSS 0525
Abstract:The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers, spanning the dates 1810-1917 (bulk dates 1840-1896), document the professional career, and to a lesser extent the personal life, of the Philadelphia lawyer, Joseph Brevitt[...] Townsend.
Subjects:Probate law and practice--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Probate courts--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Circuit courts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Law--Pennsylvania--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Tilghman family
Title:Tilghman family papers
Date(s):1730-1903
Call No:MSS 0524
Abstract:The Tilghman family papers, spanning the years 1730-1903 (bulk dates 1776-1810), comprises .3 linear ft. (102 items) of legal documents, legal correspondence, receipts, and financial records from this Maryland Eastern[...] Shore family.
Subjects:Lawyers--United States--History--18th century | Lawyers--United States--History--19th century | Courts--United States--History--18th century | Courts--United States--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Blanding family
Title:Blanding family papers
Date(s):1801-1920
Call No:MSS 0451
Abstract:The papers of the Blanding family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, consist of one linear foot of diaries, family correspondence, and other papers spanning the years 1801-1920, with the majority of the[...] material falling between 1834 and 1858.
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Subjects:Families--New England--19th century | Teachers--United States--19th century | Travel--United States--19th century | Naturalists--United States--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005
Title:Helen Farr Sloan Philadelphia Inquirer notebooks
Date(s):1886-1896
Call No:MSS 0562
Abstract:The Helen Farr SloanPhiladelphia Inquirernotebooks consist of fourteen binders of Philadelphia-area news clippings broadly related to the subject of art, encompassing the early years of John Sloan’s career in Philadelphia,[...] and include a separately-organized group of materials from the same period about the Drexel family and publisher George W. Childs.
Subjects:Art--Societies, etc--19th century | Art--Study and teaching--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art auctions--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | Art galleries, commercial--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:World fairs and expositions collection
Date(s):1851-1967
Call No:MSS 0630
Abstract:This artificial collection comprises a variety of types of material documenting world fairs and expositions, spanning the dates between 1851 and 1967, with the bulk of the collection dating from[...] the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Material consists of printed matter and ephemera, including newspapers, programs, invitations, maps, brochures, viewbooks, advertisements, stationery, contracts, bonds, trade cards, and a scrapbook; photographs and prints; and realia souvenirs.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Exhibitions--United States--History--20th century | Exhibitions--England--London--History--19th century | London (England)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953
Title:Thornton and Amy Oakley collection
Date(s):1927-1949
Call No:MSS 0509
Abstract:This collection houses pen and ink drawings on boards, water colors, manuscripts, a promotional display board, scholarly journals, disbound leaves, printer's proofs, and booklets related to Thornton Oakley (1881-1953) and[...] Amy Oakley (. Oakley illustrated numerous books and magazines, includingHarper's,Century Magazine,Collier's Weekly, andEverybody's Magazineduring the 20th century.
Subjects:Illustrators--United States--History--20th century | Illustration of books--United States--History--20th century | Magazine illustration--20th century | Artists--United States--20th century | More Subjects
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