Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes

Summary

Creator: Conover, Elisha
Date(s): 1897-1899
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0015
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This booklet contains miscellaneous, handwritten notes kept by Delaware College professor Elisha Conover, for the period 1897-1899. The notes consist of lists of expenditures by month during the two-year time period and undated entries on various subjects, such as etiquette and literature.
Physical Description: 1 volume (48 pages) 17 cm
Source: Gift of the Estate of Elisha Conover, 1944.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, January 2009. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Elisha Conover was born in August 1860, the son of Elisha Conover and Elizabeth Van Meter in New Jersey. Conover was a professor of Ancient Languages and Literature at Delaware College (and subsequently the University of Delaware) from 1895-1937.

Sources

David Kipp Conover. 2007. Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. http://www.conovergenealogy.com/conover-p/p580.htm#i138817 (accessed June 29, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This booklet contains miscellaneous, handwritten notes kept by Delaware College professor Elisha Conover, for the period 1897-1899. The notes consist of lists of expenditures by month during the two-year time period and undated entries on various subjects, such as etiquette and literature.

This small booklet is divided into two sections. The first contains lists of rhetorical points, selected passages from the Bible, Shakespeare, and other literary works, and an itemized budget. The second section, written from the back of the book and reversed in orientation, contains notes on the proper etiquette when sending letters of invitation.

Publication Note

University of Delaware. Library. Self works : diaries, scrapbooks, and other autobiographical efforts : catalog of an exhibition, August 19, 1997-December 18, 1997 : guide to selected sources. Newark, Del. : Special Collections, Hugh M. Morris Library, University of Delaware Library, 1997.

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0015: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0015, Elisha Conover, Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes, Special Collections, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

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Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes, 1897-1899 1 volume Item 0015

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