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Small Manuscript Collections, William Tharp Papers, Correspondence

This series predominantly consists of letters, approximately half of which are addressed to William Tharp, the 36th Governor of Delaware, during his lifetime.

Small Manuscript Collections, Gruwell Collection, Family Papers

John Gruwell was born on February 1, 1797, in Sandtown, Delaware. Marrying Letitia Cooper on July 14, 1831, the couple had four children: Lizzie Gruwell (1833-1883), John Cooper Gruwell (1840-1912), Letitia Gruwell (1842-1914) and Isaac O. Gruwell (1850-1880). John Gruwell was a Cow Marsh Baptist Church Deacon in Sandtown, Delaware. He left no will for […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Jonathan L. French Collection, Papers

Jonathan L. French was born on September 30th, 1844, to James M. French and Betsey C. French nee Tucker. French enrolled in Company E of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers on September 30th, 1861, for a period of three years. French was discharged for the first time in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 26th, 1861, due […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Cowgill Collection

The Trustees of the Colored School in Little Creek were a group of men that acted as guardians of the Colored School in Little Creek, taking charge of the school’s finances and governance. It was comprised of Edward W. Wilson, Daniel Cowgill, and Ezekiel Cowgill, who served on the board on and off during the […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Sackett Family, Portraits

The Sacketts were a farming family from the Milton area. Their home was located on Route 30. Lillian Pearl Sackett was the daughter of Arthur Sackett (1882-1969) and Pearl Hiner Sackett (1891-1960). Her grandfather was Charles H. Sackett (1848-1928), and her grandmother was Louisa Eveline Miles Sackett (1845-1925). In addition to Arthur, Charles and Louisa […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Richard Sund Collection, Correspondence

A letter from Lance Corporal Leonard, serving in the Vietnam War, to 12-year-old Richard Sund. Sund had written Leonard for a grade school project at Christ Our King Catholic School. Also included is a photograph of Sund in his thirties.

Small Manuscript Collections, Martin Severe Collection, First State Covers

Martin Lee Severe is a collector of First Day Covers who has donated to many archives and other programs. He is from Maryland. A collection of first-day covers celebrating different points in Delaware’s history. The collection’s largest focus is the discovery and founding of New Sweden. Several covers feature maps and illustrations of what the […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Harold W. Lang Papers, Sheet Music and Graphics

This is a sheet music collection that relates to Delaware by title, composer, publisher, distributor, and/or retailer. The music covers a range of genres and subjects – from High School Polka to Blue Hen’s Chickens, and a two-step march. Two sheets include advertisements, one for upcoming music and the other for Bromo Seltzer – a […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Richard H. Bailey Collection

Richard H. Bailey is an award-winning sculptor native to Delaware. Bailey has been carving various types of stone for over 50 years. The sculptures are carved by hand primarily from marble, granite, and precious stone. The Professional Papers series includes correspondence to Richard H. Bailey from the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware […]

Small Manuscript Collections, George Fisher Collection, Photographs

George Mifflin Fisher I was born to William T. Fisher and Rebecca (Smith) Fisher in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 23, 1845. As an adult, Fisher was a businessman and partnered with Jakes and Company before being elected State Treasurer in 1920. Fisher served in this position until his death on November 8, 1922. Fisher was […]