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Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Printed document signed by U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0132

Official document sent to the Watchman in Wilmington, Delaware, signed by future U.S. President John Quincy Adams, selecting it as the offical printer, in the state of Delaware, for news on any acts approved and ratified by the second session of the eighteenth Congress.

Dates: 1824 November 13

Caleb S. Layton papers

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0147

Consists of ten letters, one receipt, and one account book belonging to nineteenth-century Delaware attorney, legislator, and judge Caleb S. Layton (1798-1882), reflecting his legal career and personal life and finances.

Dates: 1845-1881

Papers of Wilmington banks

Identifier: MSS 0594

The Papers of Wilmington Banks, 1831-1895, consists of .1 linear feet of material pertaining to the chartering and dissolution of specific independent and national banks in Wilmington, Delaware, and the passing of the National Banking Acts of 1863 and 1864.

Dates: 1831-1895

Alfred I. Paxson family history, diary, and reflections

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0168
Abstract The Alfred I. Paxson family history, diary, and reflections consists of approximately 116 pages of handwritten commentary and reflection relating to the life of Delaware Quaker and farmer Alfred I. Paxson. The first eighty-seven pages of the volume consist of Paxson's autobiography and, later, diary entries. The final twenty-nine pages of the volume, spanning from pages 100 through 129 of the numbered journal, contain several of Paxson's "Reflections and Meditations" on topics such as death,...
Dates: 1888-1894

J. Morton Poole letter to James Canby

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0185

This brief note, written by Delaware businessman J. Morton Poole to his cousin James Canby, accompanied a copy of the 1857 edition of The Ordinances of the City of Wilmington.

Dates: 1857 January 23

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

Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church record book

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0094

This volume contains records from the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilmington, Delaware, from 1885 to 1914.

Dates: 1885-1914

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