Waples family papers


Creator: Waples family
Date(s): 1753-1864
Bulk Dates: 1851-1864
Call Number: MSS 0402
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Waples Family Papers, spanning the dates 1753-1864, outline the family's role in the economic development of Milton in Broadkill Hundred, Delaware. But the bulk of the collection, 1851-1864, focuses on Gideon B. Waples, beginning with the pre-Civil War period when he was a student at Delaware College. After he voluntarily left his studies, he became a farmer and businessman in southern Delaware; he also served as a political aide to two governors of Delaware during the Civil War.
Physical Description: 0.6s (2 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Charles D. Carey, 1996 and 2001
Processing Information: Processed by Sally W. Donatello, February 2001, revised January 2002, and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, March 2022. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard