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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Merci Train collection
Date(s):1936-1948
Call No:MSS 0440
Abstract:The idea for the Friendship Train originated in 1947 against the backdrop of war-torn Europe. In 1947, American citizens contributed food, clothing, medical supplies and other staples to an ever-growing[...] train of goods to be distributed to the people of war-torn France.
Creator:Herald (Ship : 1818-1873)
Title:Ship Herald Stonington
Date(s):1841-1845
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0036
Abstract:Ship's log for the ship Herald documenting two whaling voyages out of Stonington, Connecticut, between September 12, 1843, and August 10, 1845.
Subjects:Logbooks--19th century | Whaling--New England--History--19th century | Whaling Ships--History--19th century | Whalemen
Creator:Adams, Daniel J.
Title:Daniel J. Adams letter
Date(s):1782
Call No:MSS 0098, F0001
Abstract:Letter from Daniel Adams to Walter Stone, Financier's office, Philadelphia, concerning the collection of rent from a tenant, personal details about the health of Adams' family members, as well as[...] Adams' interest in procuring wholesale produce from the West Indies.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century
Creator:Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Title:Printed document signed by U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams
Date(s):1824
Call No:MSS 0098, F0132
Abstract:Official document sent to the Watchman in Wilmington, Delaware, signed by future U.S. President John Quincy Adams, selecting it as the offical printer, in the state of Delaware, for news[...] on any acts approved and ratified by the second session of the eighteenth Congress.
Subjects:Printing--Delaware--History--19th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century
Creator:Adams, Léonie, 1899-1988
Title:Léonie Adams letter to Larry Dingman
Date(s):1971
Call No:MSS 0099, F0001
Abstract:Léonie Adams letter to Larry Dingman in reply to a request for information concerning any limited signed editions by Adams. Adams discusses the limited signed edition of her first book,[...] Those Not Elect, which was issued in a run of only 10 copies on gray paper and given only to friends and relatives.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century | New Milford (Conn.)
Creator:AE, 1867-1935
Title:George William Russell [AE] letter
Date(s):1915
Call No:MSS 0099, F0466
Abstract:Letter from George William Russell [AE] to unidentified lady.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Authors
Creator:AE, 1867-1935
Title:George William Russell [AE] letters
Date(s):1925-1929
Call No:MSS 0099, F0210
Abstract:Letters from Irish writer George William Russell [AE], editor of The Irish Statesman.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Authors
Creator:AE, 1867-1935
Title:George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens
Date(s):1925-1928
Call No:MSS 0099, F0209
Abstract:This small collection is a group of letters from Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell [AE] to his protégée James Stephens over a period of three years in[...] the 1920s.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Authors
Creator:AE, 1867-1935
Title:George William Russell [AE] letters and poems
Date(s):1927
Call No:MSS 0099, F0458
Abstract:This collection is a group of letters from Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell [AE] to James Wells of Crosby Gaige Publishers along with galleys of ten poems.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | English poetry--Irish authors--20th century | Authors | Poets
Creator:AE, 1867-1935
Title:George William Russell [AE] letter to [Summers]
Date(s):1934
Call No:MSS 0099, F0406
Abstract:Letter from George William Russell [AE] to [Summers].
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Authors
Creator:Ai, 1947-2010
Title:Cruelty : poems : galley proofs
Date(s):1973
Call No:MSS 0099, F0880
Abstract:One set of galley proofs for Ai's book, "Cruelty: Poems," which is missing the title page, published in 1973.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century | Feminists--United States--History--20th century | Feminist poetry, American
Creator:Aikman, Anthony
Title:An odyssey : typescript
Date(s):undated
Call No:MSS 0099, F1005
Abstract:Typescript of Anthony Aikman's long verse poem "An Oddysey," undated.
Subjects:Authors, English--20th century | Film directors
Creator:Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882
Title:William H. Ainsworth letter to Charles Ollier
Date(s):1840
Call No:MSS 0099, F0005
Abstract:William Harrison Ainsworth letter to Charles Ollier, requesting that his friend make his earnest excuses to Lady [Catherine] Stanhope for refusing her invitation to "meet a few friends," as he[...] is sure his friend was responsible for the invitation, and explaining that a long-standing engagement with [Henry] William Pickersgill prevents his accepting.
Subjects:Authors, English--19th century | Painters (artists)
Creator:Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919
Title:Henry Mills Alden papers
Date(s):1862-1907
Call No:MSS 0197
Abstract:Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont,[...] on 3 November 1836. The Henry Mills Alden papers consist of correspondence from various literary figures to American author and editor of Harper's Magazine, Henry Mills Alden, as well as a photograph of William Sharp. The letters deal with both personal and business matters. Many of them detail publishing and editorial decisions; discuss works in progress; and offer commendations on Alden's various publications, thanks for his help, and sympathy upon the death of Alden's wife. It is clear that Alden's relationships with several of the correspondents -- notably Horace E. Scudder, John Bigelow, William Sharp, and Edmund Clarence Stedman -- extended beyond merely that of publisher and author.
Creator:Alexander, Charles, 1954-
Title:Charles Alexander letter to Tom Clark
Date(s):1984
Call No:MSS 0099, F0954
Abstract:American poet, publisher, and book artist Charles Alexander (1954-) wrote to American poet Tom Clark (1941-) discussing what he had learned from American book designer and papermaker Walter Hamady (1940-).
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Book designers--United States--20th century--Correspondence | Book design--United States--History--20th century | Private Presses--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Allen, William F. (William Franklin), 1883-1946
Title:William F. Allen scrapbooks
Date(s):1830-1946
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0002
Abstract:Two scrapbooks chronicling William Franklin Allen's 1937-1938 term in the U. S. House of Representatives for the state of Delaware, as well as his business affairs in Seaford, Delaware.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--20th century. | Businesspeople | Legislators | Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Allen, John W., active 1833-1835
Title:Journal of a voyage from Boston to Calcutta
Date(s):1833-1835
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0088
Abstract:Logbook kept by John W. Allen aboard the ship Aubree documenting two voyages out of Boston between July 15, 1833 and February 6, 1835.
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Subjects:Logbooks--19th century | Shipping--India--Calcutta--History--19th century | Shipping--New England--History--19th century | Merchant mariners | More Subjects
Creator:Allmond, Charles M., 1931-
Title:Charles Allmond papers
Date(s):1982-2013
Call No:MSS 0673
Abstract:The papers of Delaware artist Charles Allmond (born 1931) document over three decades (1981-2013) of his prolific career. The collection comprises 3 linear feet and oversize removals that include drawings,[...] designs, slides, sculptures, as well as files of correspondence and documentation for exhibitions in which his work was included.
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Subjects:Sculptors--United States--20th century | Sculpture, American--20th century | Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions | Animal sculpture--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Patriotic Order Sons of America
Title:Patriotic Order of the Sons of America collection
Date(s):1905-1910
Call No:MSS 0247
Abstract:The Patriotic Order of the Sons of America collection consists of correspondence, annual meeting reports, printed flyers, and organizational documents dating from 1905-1910. Most items are dated and appear[...] to have been collected by an unidentified member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, Camp #16 in Cheswold, Delaware.
Subjects:United States--Emigration and immigration | Delaware--History--20th century
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.
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