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Delaware--History--19th century

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0005

This single bound volume was compiled by Dr. Samuel Henry Black between 1810 and 1844, containing transcribed quotations, prose, and poetry; agricultural memorandums (1815); and an open letter in which he declined to run for the Delaware General Assembly (1821).

Dates: 1810-1844

David Breintnalt bill for shoemaking services

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0086

A handwritten account detail of M. Dickinson's bill with shoemaker David Breintnalt.

Dates: 1806-1808

John M. Clayton letter to Mr. Titcomb

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0155

One letter from John M. Clayton, a lawyer, politician and Secretary of State from Delaware, to Mr. Titcomb. The letter asks Titcomb to send patient office reports to an unnamed individual, with instructions on how to frank the package on Clayton's behalf.

Dates: 1855 October 26

John Middleton Clayton letter to Crawford

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0007

Handwritten letter from U.S. Senator John Middleton Clayton (Whig-Delaware), requesting a violin bow from Crawford, along with a brief reference to politics in Delaware.

Dates: 1854 October 19

President Grover Cleveland signed document appointing John C. Pennewill postmaster

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0166

The document appointing John C. Pennewill as postmaster of Dover, Delaware, is signed on June 10, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States of America.

Dates: 1886 June 10

Leon De Valinger papers

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

Identifier: MSS 0598

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

John Janvier account books for New Castle, Delaware

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0054

In these mind-nineteenth-century account books, John Janvier of New Castle, Delaware, records his personal loans and investments, including stage lines, financial institutions, and rail companies.

Dates: 1836-1885

Littell family papers

Identifier: MSS 0449

The Littell family papers include correspondence, letters, scrapbooks, commonplace books, copybooks, published material, ephemera, realia, financial records, diaries, books, artwork, photographs, greeting cards, postcards, clippings, and research notes created or collected by members of the Morris, Harrington, Littell, and Winslow families of Pennsylvania and Delaware from circa 1808 to 2004.

Dates: 1808-2005

Louis McLane letters

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0163

Consists of 14 handwritten letters by Louis McLane, a U.S. Senator (R-Delaware) and cabinet officer from Smyrna, Delaware, to various correspondents, mostly concerning business, governmental, and financial matters.

Dates: 1821-1853

John McPhee draft of presidential nomination resolution

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0010

Handwritten rought draft of a resolution to ratify and confirm the nomination of William H. Harrison as President and John Tyler as Vice-President of the United States.

Dates: circa 1839

Morris family papers

Identifier: MSS 0196

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

Identifier: MSS 0432

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

Gordon A. Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection

Identifier: GRA 0124

Gordon A. Pfeiffer is a Delaware book, postcard, book art, and ephemera collector and an original founder of the Delaware Bibliophiles. The Gordon Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection comprises over one thousand trade cards of Delaware suppliers and merchants.

Dates: approximately 1800-1900, 1974; Majority of material found within 1800-1900

Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Rail Road Company's Chief Accountant statement and letter from the Treasurer

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0035

Statement to the Treasurer of the state of Delaware with the number of passengers carried by train within the state during the month of September, in pursuance with the provisions of the legislature. Also included is a letter from company treasurer Alfred Horner protesting the way the company is being taxed, calling it unconstitutional.

Dates: 1864 December 14-15

Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers

 Collection — Box Duplicates
Identifier: MSS 0331
Abstract Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (1861-1927), was a prominent Delaware lawyer and a member of a a leading Delaware political family, serving in the United States Senate from 1913-1919 as as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1916 to 1919. The bulk of the Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers belong to Saulsbury himself, dating from 1908-1926 when Saulsbury was at his political and business peak. The collection, consisting of papers, photographs, maps, and political realia, also includes papers and...
Dates: 1716-1930; Majority of material found within 1908-1926

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

Thatcher family papers

Identifier: MSS 0155

Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.

Dates: 1870-1941

Torbert-Ellegood collection

Identifier: MSS 0461

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

Townsend family papers

Identifier: MSS 0445

The Townsend family (of Delaware) papers consists of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809-1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War.

Dates: 1809-1920; Majority of material found within 1833-1894

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

Reminiscences of Wilmington

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0086

This manuscript consists of M.C.L. (Miriam C. Lamborn) Worrell’s reminiscences about Wilmington, Delaware, in the 1810s-1820s. The notes were recorded by Worrell in the 1880s-1890s.

Dates: 1880s-1890s