Skip to main content

Families--Delaware--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047009

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Morris family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0196
Abstract

Hugh M. Morris (1878-1966) was a Delaware lawyer and served as a federal district judge from 1919-1930. The Morris family papers, spanning the dates 1740-1985 and including legal deeds, account books, personal and busienss correspondence, legal records and photographs, documents the lives and career of Judge Hugh Morris and members of his extended family and network.

Dates: 1740-1985; 1864-1925

G. Burton Pearson, Jr., papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0432
Abstract

Personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from Delaware lawyer, judge, and banker George Burton Pearson, Jr., as well as papers from relatives in the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families.

Dates: 1840-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1950

Virden family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0489
Abstract

This collection relates to the Virden (or Virdin) family of Delaware, specifically Samuel Virden (1793-1876) of Kent County and his descendants. Samuel's children and their spouses also figure prominently in this collection. The Virden family papers, spanning the years 1783-1901, consist of thirty-six letters, receipts, deeds, accounts, and other documents.

Dates: 1783-1901; Majority of material found within 1820s-1860s