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New Castle County (Del.)--History--18th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note:

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel J. Adams letter

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0001

Letter from Daniel Adams to Walter Stone, Financier's office, Philadelphia, concerning the collection of rent from a tenant, personal details about the health of Adams' family members, as well as Adams's interest in procuring wholesale produce from the West Indies.

Dates: 1782 July 22

Patrick Boggan letter to Thomas Lawrence

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0076

Letter from Captain Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary War leader, to Thomas Lawrence about the purchase of land in "Willing's Town," an early name for Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates: 1748 July 20

Land deed between Benjamin Enoch, Mary Enoch, and John Stapler

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0030

One handwritten land deed between Benjamin Enoch, his wife, Mary Enoch, and John Stapler for a tract of land in New Castle County, Delaware.

Dates: 1772 October 10

William Linsay warrant against John Wagg

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0081

William Linsay's landlord warrant against John Wagg for unpaid rent. The verso of the warrant bears an inventory of Wagg's household goods.

Dates: 1782 July 8

Thomas McKean letter to Caesar Rodney

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0094

Letter from Thomas Mckean, Signer of the Constitution from Delaware, President of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Pennsylvania, to Delaware Governor Caesar Rodney, concerning McKean's inability to act as Rodney's lawyer in a legal matter due to McKean's illness.

Dates: 1762 October 6

Charles Mifflin letter to Thomas Howard

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0077

A letter of friendship, presumed to be from Charles Mifflin (signed "Nimrod"), on behalf of the Wilmington Fishing Club, lamenting the group's lack of replies to Thomas Howard's previous letters and their continued regard for him.

Dates: 1780 November 23

Margaret Murphy indenture

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0079

One document of indenture, binding Margaret Murphy to Henry Fulton as a housemaid for a period of three years.

Dates: 1784 March 30

New Castle County, Delaware, citizens petition

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0012

Petition by multiple citizens of New Castle County, Delaware, noting the activities of French and Spanish privateers in Delaware Bay and requesting the removal of vital records to a house at Christiana Bridge for safekeeping.

Dates: 1748 April 5

Henry Peterson court summons

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0004

Official document detailing a suit against Henry Peterson for non-payment of one hundred and fifty-four pounds owed to John and James Bayard.

Dates: 1765 August

John Ross legal opinion

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0080

Document giving the legal opinion of John Ross on how money should be distributed from fines levied against forgers in New Castle, Delaware.

Dates: 1739 October

Alexander Rutherford receipt

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0022

A handwritten receipt acknowledging delivery of seven regimental coats from Thomas Rodney, Clothier General for Delaware State, for seven soldiers of the Delaware regiment working in the Continental shoe factory in Newark, Delaware.

Dates: 1778 October 21

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