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New Castle County (Del.)--History--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note:

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

William P. Bancroft letter to Stewart and Donohue

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0162

One typed letter by William P. Bancroft, former vice president of Joseph Bancroft & Sons, a clothing manufacturing plant in Wilmington, Delaware. The letter is to Stewart and Donohue, requesting thirty land marking stones be sent to Bancroft.

Dates: 1909 February 2

William P. Bancroft letters to Dr. Alfred D. Sharples

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0099

Four typed letters from noted conservationist, William Poole Bancroft, to Dr. Alfred D. Sharples, and one to Henry Gawthrop, concerning Gawthrop's potential membership in a local, unnamed, organization.

Dates: 1914 January 1-1915 January 26

Elbert Chance papers

Identifier: MSS 0326

The Elbert Chance (1926– ) collection consists of preservation photocopies of several articles written by Chance for the local Wilmington, Delaware periodical News Journal.

Dates: 1987–1990

Alice Coleman du Pont letter to Ellen C. du Pont Meeds

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0029

A typed letter from Alice Coleman du Pont to her daughter, Ellen du Pont Meeds, concerning an enclosed book on the geneaology of the Du Pont family.

Dates: 1934 January 25

Episcopal bishops of Delaware letters

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0148

An autograph collection of letters signed by several Episcopal bishops of Delaware, compiled by the Episcopal Theological Seminary (predecessor to Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts) librarian. Bishops represented in the collection: J. Brooke Mosley, Jr., Philip Cook, Arthur R. McKinstry, William H. Mead, Frederick Joseph Kinsman, Alfred Lee, and Leighton Coleman. Also included are images of Bishop McKinstry and Kinsman, clipped from periodicals.

Dates: 1878 March 18-1973 April 24

Abbie Huston Evans papers

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0158

The papers consist of a greeting card, a Delaware poetry day dinner program, two poems, "Alive This Night" and "Martian Landscape" (initialed and dated), and newspaper clippings related to Abbie Huston Evans, a poet, born in New England, who later worked and taught in Philadelphia.

Dates: 1960-1968

Robert Marshall Hannum vs. The Wilmington City Railroad company papers

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0105
Abstract Eleven handwritten accident reports, eye witness accounts, and court declaration make up this small collection documenting an accident involving a horse-drawn wagon, driven by Robert Marshall Hannum, and Wilmington City Railroad Co. trolley car no. 15, on February 22, 1901 . Also included is the subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Hannum. Documentation includes accident reports completed by the conductor of the car, Adolph Edwards, and by the car’s motorman, William Anseaume, as well as the...
Dates: 1901 February 21-October 2

Daniel O. Hastings speech

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0009

Typescript of a speech delivered by former U. S. Senator Daniel Hastings (R-Delaware) to the Wilmington Club at its one hundred and eighth annual meeting, celebrating the life of attorney William S. Hilles.

Dates: 1963 October 18

As I remember Main Street and History of the Newark Senior Center

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0033

Two typescripts, "As I remember Main Street" and "History of the Newark Senior Center," by Thomas Leonard Lilley on his memories of Main Street, Newark, Delaware, from 1900-1950 and on the history of Newark's Senior Center.

Dates: 1984

Kathryn L. Morrison secretarial diploma and advanced handwriting certificate

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0133

Two items: Zaner-Bloser handwriting certificate and certificate of Secretarial Course awarded to student Kathryn L. Morrison, Beacom College, Wilmington, Delaware, 1932.

Dates: 1932 May 6-June 9

Odessa & Middletown Railway schedule of cars

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0019

Printed card listing the arrival and departure schedule for the Odessa & Middletown Railway effective November 28, 1904.

Dates: 1904

Shipley--Bringhurst--Hargraves family papers

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

Lester Snowdon Sinness manuscripts

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0156
Abstract Three typescript (copied) manuscripts of a report and two addresses written by Lester Snowdon Sinness, a former executive of DuPont. The report is titled "The Rising Star in the East," which consists of a number of small travel stories in Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States, used to compare the societies of each nation. The first address, entitled "Accountability," was given at Carleton College and details Sinness's thoughts on the proper type of education needed to solve the...
Dates: 1981-1983

Summary and list of men inducted into national Army by local board division #4, Wilmington, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0015

Ledger showing date of induction and assignment for all men called by local board division #4, Wilmington, Delaware, into the national Army. Also includes a list of volunteer enlistments.

Dates: 1917-1918

Christopher Ward letter to H. D. Trevillian

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0103

Reply to H. D. Trevillian's letter requesting Delaware author Christopher Ward's autograph on his copy of The Dutch and Swedes on the Delaware.

Dates: 1932 March 22