Wilson family papers

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

  • Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons
  • Box 2: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes
  • Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (32 inches)
  • Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0303, Wilson family papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in other Repositories

Additional papers can be found at the University Archives; these are primarily records from the boards of trustee on which Rathmell Wilson and Edward R. Wilson served. The University of Delaware also owns portraits of Edward Wilson, Esq. and Rathmell Wilson.

A small cataloged collection of drawings of Helen Elizabeth Wilson are held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The Academy also owns a portrait of Thomas B. Wilson and various papers relating to his activities.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania holds a manuscript collection for John Spackman, a cousin of the Wilson family, which includes papers of Samuel Spackman and Henry Spackman (HSP MSS 0621).

Related Materials in this Repository

Several other sources of information about the Wilson family exist at the University of Delaware. Some Wilson documents and correspondence are housed with MSS 0271, the Evans Papers, as noted above. The Hugh F. Gallagher, Jr. family Papers (MSS 0275) relate to the suburban development of Oaklands in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Wilbur T. Wilson Map Collection (MSS 0377) includes many maps and property plans of Newark, concentrated around the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/