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Kent County (Del.)--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note:

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

John Middleton Clayton letter to William M. Whiting Boardman

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0006

One handwritten letter from Senator John Middleton Clayton (Whig-Delaware) to W. M. Boardman, detailing a bit of Clayton's personal history as well as his reasons for becoming interested in politics. Also included is a typed transcription of Clayton's letter.

Dates: 1830 July 7

Cornelius P. Comegys letter of recommendation for Theodore Crawford

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0027

Handwritten letter of recommendation by Cornelius P. Comegys, Governor of the state of Delaware from 1837-1841, for Theodore F. Crawford, concerning Crawford's potential abilities in the legal profession.

Dates: 1844 June 29

Delaware Blues rules and regulations

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0028

One handwritten set of rules and regulations governing the schedule, behavior, and proceedings of the Delaware Blues military company. Also included are forty signatures of the members of the company.

Dates: 1827 May 26

Thomas Harris petition of divorce

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0090

Petition for divorce between Thomas Harris and M___ Harris, including a summary and testimony of the case.

Dates: 1855 October 27

Pauper book from the first of March 1865 to the first of March 1866 of Kent County, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0151

One handwritten register of patients admitted for care at an unidentified institution in Kent County, Delaware. The list of patients is arranged by hundred (subdivision) and then by race (Black or white) and gender (male or female). The register includes the name of the person admitted, their age, medical condition, admission date, discharge or death date, name of trustee and an occasional remark.

Dates: 1865-1866

Charles Polk letter to Joseph Ritner

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0078

Handwritten letter from Delaware Governor Charles Polk to Pennsylvania Governor Joseph Ratner requesting the transfer of a horse thief, Randel Lewis.

Dates: 1836 September 12

William H. Ross document appointing John A. Nicholson to school superintendent for Kent County, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0177

Delaware Governor William H. Ross and Delaware Secretary of State Alfred P. Robinson are the signees authorizing this 1851 document, which appointed John A. Nicholson to the position of school superintendent for Kent County, Delaware.

Dates: 1851 March 3

Charles C. Stockley letter to Col. J. E. Payton

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0075

Letter from Charles C. Stockley, Governor of Delaware, to Colonel J. E. Payton, informing him of Stockley's inability to attend a meeting, due to the illness of his wife and naming John H. Rodney as the representative to attend in his stead.

Dates: 1886 November 29