Mary J. Evans notebook

Summary

Creator: Evans, Mary J., active 1850-1906
Date(s): 1904 February 8-1906 March 12
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0026
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This small notebook contains brief, sporadic notes taken by Newark, Delaware, resident Mary J. Evans from 1904 to 1906. The entries document monetary transactions, home life, and events in the community over the two-year period.
Physical Description: 1 volume (24 pages) 11 cm
Source: Acquired, 1957.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, July 2009. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Mary Jane (Black) Evans was the youngest daughter of Samuel Henry Black and Dorcas Armitage Middleton. On June 17, 1856, she married George Gillespie Evans, a community leader in Newark, Delaware.

After marriage, George Gillespie and Mary Jane Evans settled in Newark, building their house across from the Evans family’s general store. Their six children included son Charles B., and five daughters: Ann M., Harriet N., Margaret G., Agnes Armitage, and Lena Evans.

Sources

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware,1609-1888. Philadelphia: L.J. Richards and Company, 1888.

Scope and Content Note

This small notebook contains brief, sporadic notes taken by Newark, Delaware, resident Mary J. Evans from 1904 to 1906. The entries document monetary transactions, home life, and events in the community over the two-year period.

The entries made by Evans were very brief and were for the most part random. Several of the entries list payments made to individuals for services and goods delivered, as well as the amount of money withdrawn from the bank. Evans also documents weather events (such as snow storms), random daily activities, trips taken to visit relatives and other cities, gifts received, and events in the region (such as a fire in Baltimore). She also noted the deaths of various individuals, including that of her husband George G. Evans, in 1904.

The notebook itself contains autograph notations made in pencil.

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0026: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0026, Mary J. Evans notebook, 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.

MSS 0271, George G. Evans Family Papers and Supplement G.

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Container List

Mary J. Evans notebook, 1904 February 8-1906 March 12 Item 0026

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