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Land surveys

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Brinton family papers

Identifier: MSS 0453

The Brinton family papers document several generations of the Brinton, Steinmetz, and Ward families, who flourished between 1760-1930 in Pennsylvania and New York. Several members of the family played prominent roles in their communities and included landholders, real estate developers, merchants, Civil War surgeons, medical doctors and professors, missionaries, a minister, an art critic, an anthropologist, lawyers, a judge, an engineer, and several authors.

Dates: 1715-1930

Land survey of William Williams's property upon the branches of Apoquinimink by George Dakeyne

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0039

Land survey of Delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress William Williams's land, created by George Dakeyne, New Castle County, Delaware, surveyor, detailing the limitations of the property upon the branches of the Apoquinimink River in 1703.

Dates: 1703

Friends of Rockwood records

Identifier: MSS 0675
Abstract The Friends of Rockwood, Inc., supported the maintenance of the site, collections, and educational mission of the Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, from 1976 to 2014. The Friends of Rockwood records comprise the organization’s general administrative records; officer and member files; board of directors’ minutes and correspondence; files pertaining to the Friends’ association with New Castle County, Delaware; records relating to properties and capital improvements at Rockwood;...
Dates: 1890-2017; Majority of material found within 1976-2014

John McClughan land survey for Thomas Duff

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0117

Land survey conducted by John McClughan, for land belonging to Delaware politician Thomas Duff in Newport, New Castle, Delaware, on February 2, 1750.

Dates: 1750 February 2

Thomas Pierson land survey

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0036

A handwritten survey of a 769 acre tract of land in near White Clay Creek, Delaware, conducted by Thomas Pierson, surveyor of New Castle County, accompanied by a drawing of the land and its borders.

Dates: 1702

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

Samuel Vanleuvenigh land survey for Benjamin Swett

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0192

A manuscript land survey of plots of land in Town of New Castle, in the name of New Castle merchant Samuel Vanleuvenigh but probably written by a clerk, dated May 28, 1752.

Dates: 1752 May 28

Waples family papers

Identifier: MSS 0402

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

Wilbur T. Wilson map collection

Identifier: MSS 0377

Civil engineer, surveyor, and landlord Wilbur T. Wilson (1856-1942) maintained this collection of survey notebooks, files, plans, blueprints, and approximately 500 maps related to land and structures in his home of Newark, Delaware.

Dates: 1880-1941