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Milton (Del.)

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Milton, Delaware, school districts ledger

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0020

This ledger consists of accounts for Consolidated School Districts 8, 12, 93, 153, and 160 in Milton, Delaware, between 1876 and 1893. It is accompanied by loose financial documents belonging to school district treasurer John H.B. Mustard.

Dates: 1855-1898; Majority of material found within 1876-1893

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