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  • Items housed in this collection are albums, blank books, or scrapbooks in format, ranging in size from small handbooks to oversize folios.
  • Account books, ledgers, journals, and other record-keeping volumes of individuals, businesses, and organizations are housed in this collection.
  • The diaries, journals, and ships' logs housed in this collection are personal narratives and records acquired singly by the University of Delaware Library.
  • Papers of Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895-1942)
  • Papers of U.S. Senator from Delaware J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1917-1963)
  • Letters, photographs, and an unidentified manuscript fragment from novelist, poet, and teacher, Arlo Bates, as well as letters written by his father-in-law, George L. Vose, a former professor of Civil Engineering at Bowdoin ...
  • The well-known Waples family of Milton, Delaware, was related to another prominent southern Delaware family, the Careys. These two families were central to the economic development of Broadkill Hundred, Sussex County, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • This collection includes early nineteenth-century correspondence of the Budd family of Philadelphia (primarily to or from lawyer Thomas Allibone Budd) and the Davis family of Smyrna, Delaware, and late nineteenth-century ...
  • The papers chronicle Conard-Pyle's evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company.
  • The Bates family papers comprise 1.3 linear feet of correspondence, diaries, and ephemera documenting the personal and professional lives of three generations of Bates family members and largely centering on materials ...

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