Carol Hoffecker Delaware bookplate collection

Container List

Armstrong, Alfred Warner, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

It is unclear which "Alfred Warner Armstrong" was the owner of the bookplate: Alfred Warner Armstrong I (1861-1910) was an 1882 graduate of Yale University and a dynamic and marine engineer. Alfred Warner Armstrong II was born in 1894, and Alfred Warner Armstrong III (1927-2009) was a history and book lover who was active in politics.

Depicted is Armstrong family crest.

Bush, Charles Whiteley, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Charles Whiteley Bush (1883-1963) was Delaware's first Rhodes scholar. He attended Oxford University (1904-1907) and was a school administrator in Wilmington, Delaware.

Capelle, George S., Jr, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Son of George S. Capelle Sr. (1835-1929) who was chairman of the board of the Wilmington Trust Company.

Artwork on the bookplate is signed "Amy Otis."

Conrad, Henry C, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Henry C. Conrad (b. 1852) was a prominent Wilmington, Delaware, lawyer. He was the author of History of the State of Delaware (1908) and other Delaware historical texts.

Artwork on the bookplate is signed "D. A. Royer."

du Pont, Amy E, undated 19 items Box 1, F1

Amy E. du Pont (1880-1962) was a member of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees' Advisory Committee on the Women's College (1939-1944) and founder of the Unidel Foundation.

Garesché, Mimi H, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Mimi H. Garesché was the author of History of the Bauduy de Bellevue Genealogy (1960).

Historical Society of Delaware bookplate, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Depicted is the seal of the Historical Society of Delaware.

Laird, Philip Dandridge, undated 4 items Box 1, F1

Philip Dandridge Laird (1888-1947) was a banker and broker, founder of Laird and Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mudge, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

There is no first name on the bookplate. It is possibly the bookplate/family bookplate of Claire Ruskin Mudge (1879-1959), a Wilmington, Delaware, lawyer who worked for the DuPont company.

Pennsylvania Seamen's Friend Society bookplate, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

This social welfare society for seamen was established in the nineteenth century.

Rumford, Elizabeth C, undated 4 items Box 1, F1

Elizabeth C. Rumford was born in 1848 and died after 1930. She lived in Wilmington, Delaware.

Contains two style variants.

Rumford, Lewis, II, undated 13 items Box 1, F1

Lewis Rumford II (1905-1997), grandson of Elizabeth C. Rumford, was the president of Standard Lime and Cement Company in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a patron of the arts and trustee of the Friends of Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware.

Tallman, Frank Gifford, undated 2 items Box 1, F1

Frank Gifford Tallman Sr. (1860-1938) served as vice president of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a philanthropist and collector of Lincolniana, whose collection formed the core of holdings of the Lincoln Club of Delaware.

Contains two style variants. Artwork on one of the bookplates is signed "A. D. W. 1932."

Taylor, Herman C, undated 4 items Box 1, F1

Herman C. Taylor served in the Delaware General Assembly as a state representative (1907-1909) and as a member of the Wilmington, Delaware, city council (1909) .

One bookplate features a photograph of Taylor, the other a nautical engraving with a stamp featuring the same photograph of Taylor pasted above his name.

Warner, Charles and Ethel, undated 1 item Box 1, F1

Charles Warner (b. 1877) was Delaware Republican state chairman in 1920 and state committee treasurer in 1924. In 1944 he became chairman of the Charles Warner Company, headquartered in Philadelphia.

Family motto written in Latin. Artwork on the bookplate is signed "Charles S. Chapman."

Wright, Fleta and Norris, 1925 4 items Box 1, F1

Norris Wright (b. 1886) was part owner of the Continental Diamond Fibre Company in Newark, Delaware, and director of the Newark Trust Company.

Depicted is possibly "Granite Mansion" in Newark, Delaware, which Norris Wright owned and renovated in 1924. The artwork is signed by artist Walter J. Willoughby (b. 1888) and was drawn in 1925.

Zebley, Frank R, 1938 17 items Box 1, F1

Frank R. Zebley (1883-1960) was a Wilmington, Delaware, mechanical engineer and politician. He served as Speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives from 1938-1940. He also wrote several books about his experiences traveling around Delaware in his leisure time.

Depicted is a caricature of Zebley in 1938 drawn by cartoonist George T. "Gee Tee" Maxwell (1889-1965).

Envelope of Frank R. Zebley, undated 1 item Box 1, F1