||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.