MSS 0540 - Budd family papers

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The Budd family papers contain .3 linear feet of letters and photographs, ranging from 1818 to 1889 with the bulk of the material being the correspondence of Thomas Budd between the dates 1818 and 1866. The letters are of a personal nature or related to the business concerns of the extended family. The collection also includes eleven photographs of Budd family members. The Budd family papers came to the University of Delaware Library as a gift of Dr. William Johnson in 2006.

This small collection is arranged in seven folders of correspondence, one folder with a single wedding invitation, and one folder containing the eleven photographs. Five of the folders represent family correspondence exchanged with Thomas Budd, one folder contains copies of his son James M. Budd’s Civil War letters, one folder contains his brother William Budd’s business correspondence, and the single wedding invitation is for the 1889 marriage of James M. Budd to Alice Zehnder. The early stationery was sent as folder paper, with postmarks and wax seals; only two letters dating from the 1850s bear three-cent postage stamps.

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