Williams family papers


Creator: Williams, James, 1825-1899
Date(s): 1861-1947
Call Number: MSS 0353
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Williams family papers concern the business and personal affairs of prominent Delaware politician and landowner James Williams (1825-1899), and his son Nathaniel J. Williams (1857-1943), who was also a prominent politician and landowner. In addition, the collection contains documents relating to the business of Parvis & Williams, a Middletown-based fertilizer manufacturing company headed by James Williams once he joined John Parvis in 1885. The collection comprises correspondence, college exercise books and notebooks, account books, ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal business, bills, and ephemera.
Physical Description: 3.33 linear feet (6 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchased, August 1993.
Processing Information: Processed by Arthur Siegel, November 1997. Encoded by Rivi Feinsilber, February 2018. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard