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Delaware College--Students


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary of Joseph Cleaver, Jr., kept at Delaware College

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0014

This typed transcript of a diary kept by Delaware College student Joseph Cleaver for the period 1853-1854 describes student life at the college, the curriculum, and Cleaver’s involvement in the Athenaean Literary Society.

Dates: 1853 August 31-1854 November 21

Waples family papers

Identifier: MSS 0402

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.

Dates: 1753-1864; Majority of material found within 1851-1864

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Announcements 1
Broadsides (notices) 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Correspondence 1
Deeds 1