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Delaware--History--18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85036526

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

George Bancroft letter to Meredith Read

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0098-F0002
Abstract

Letter from George Bancroft, prominent scholar of American history, to General J. Meredith Read, informing General Read of Bancroft's inability to obtain a copy of the Journal of Delaware in 1776, containing Delaware revolutionary records. The letter is attached to a board with "letter of George Bancroft[,] the emiment American historian[,] to General Meredith Read" printed on it.

Dates: 1860 March 21

Leon De Valinger papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0686
Abstract Leon De Valinger, Jr., served as Delaware State Archivist from 1941 to 1970. The Leon De Valinger papers contain his personal and professional records, primarily related to his work as State Archivist and as a historian of Delaware. His professional, administrative, and subject files offer a window into the varied concerns of the archives profession as it evolved during the 20th century. Additionally, his work to document, preserve, and promote Delaware history and culture forms a theme...
Dates: 1752-1999; Majority of material found within 1930-1980

Delaware Miscellany collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0598
Abstract

The Delaware Miscellany collection includes three large, green buckram-bound volumes compiled by William Ditto Lewis, which contain various documents pertaining to the history of Delaware and the surrounding region, and the University of Delaware.

Dates: 1825-1958; Majority of material found within 1920-1958

Robert Kirkwood documents from the collection of Helen and Paul Elm

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0777
Abstract

This collection features a letter, dated June 23, 1777, from Captain Robert Kirkwood of Newark, Delaware, to his father (Robert Kirkwood, Sr.) during the Continental Army’s New Jersey Campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The collection also contains military records related to officer appointments, muster rolls, subsistence rolls, and clothing supplies.

Dates: 1777, 1779-1780

George Read letter to Henry Clark

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0098-F0092
Abstract

Handwritten letter from Delaware lawyer and signer of the Constitution, George Read, to Henry Clark, detailing a case involving a deposition over the ownership of an unnamed enslaved person from the estate of Hance Hanson.

Dates: 1785 July 30

Caesar Rodney letter to Thomas Rodney

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0098-F0093
Abstract

Letter from Caesar Rodney, Governor of Delaware (1778-1781) and Continental Congressman for the state of Delaware, to his brother, Colonel Thomas Rodney, Continental Congressman for the state of Delaware, concerning Caesar's ill health and his desire to return to Delaware.

Dates: 1782 June 14

Shipley--Bringhurst--Hargraves family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0684
Abstract Shipley, Bringhurst, and Hargraves are the family names associated with Rockwood, a Victorian Rural Gothic Revival mansion and estate that was built in North Wilmington, Delaware, between 1851 and 1854. The Hargraves were the last family to privately own Rockwood before its donation to New Castle County in the mid-1970s as a historic house museum and public park. The Shipley-Bringhurst-Hargraves family papers document the personal and professional lives of several generations of Delawareans...
Dates: 1660-1987; Majority of material found within 1735 - 1975

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, transcripts of letters relating to Delaware

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0462
Abstract The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) was established in London in 1701 through a charter from King William III. The organization was created as a vehicle for sending priests and teachers to North America, in order to improve and expand the ministry of the Church of England to the colonists. The University of Delaware’s collection of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Transcripts consists of one box of typescript letters related to the Delaware...
Dates: 1703-1782; Majority of material found within 1703-1776

Torbert-Ellegood collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0461
Abstract

The Torbert-Ellegood Collection, spanning 1759-1889, with the bulk of the papers dating 1820-1840, consists of 1.3 linear feet of legal papers, land records, accounts, receipts, correspondence, and other documents, many of which relate to the Torbert and Ellegood families of Delaware.

Dates: 1759-1889

Waples family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0402
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.

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

Christopher Ward papers

 Collection — Oversize folder Removals 1
Identifier: MSS 0107
Abstract

The Christopher Ward papers record the career of popular early 20th century Delaware author Christopher Ward (1868-1943). The papers comprise manuscript drafts, typescripts, poetry, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks, and reflect Ward's career as a professional author during the latter half of his life.

Dates: 1894-1966; Majority of material found within 1922-1941