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Joshua Gilpin journals and notebooks, 1790-1833
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0016
Extent:   3 microfilm reels
Abstract:   Merchant and paper manufacturer Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) established the first paper mill in Delaware near Wilmington in partnership with his brother, Thomas (1776-1853), and uncle, Miers Fisher. Gilpin traveled extensively abroad from 1795 to 1801. The collection consists of 62 pocket journals and notebooks, the bulk of which date from Gilpin's European tour from 1795 to 1801.
Lukens Steel Company records, 1798-1993
Creator: Lukens Steel Company; Lukens, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0050
Extent:   720 linear feet; 3 microfilm reels; 5,390 photographs
Abstract:   Lukens Steel Company was a medium-sized producer of specialty steel products and one of the top three U.S. producers of steel plate. The Lukens Steel Company records documents all aspects of the business from the early 19th century through the 1970s.
Dutilh & Wachsmuth records, 1772-1875
Creator: Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Dutilh & Wachsmuth was a mercantile firm established in Philadelphia in 1790. Their records document the trade between Philadelphia and major European, West Indian, and American port cities.
Francis Curtis record book, 1807-1808
Creator: Curtis, Francis
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Record book of Francis Curtis, a Maryland lawyer during the early seventeenth century.
Doran & Rank letter book, 1832-1839
Creator: Doran & Rank (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Letter book of the Philadelphia mercantile firm, Doran & Rank.
Samuel Hartshorne account book, 1772-1781
Creator: Hartshorne, Samuel
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Consists of a letter book used by Samuel Hartshorne, former Miller of Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, during the late sixteenth century.
"A short account of my viage (sic!) into America with Mary Rogers my companion", 1697-1699
Creator: Webb, Elizabeth, 1663-1726.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0096
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Elizabeth Webb (1663-1726) was a minister of the Society of Friends, wife of Richard Webb of Gloucestershire, England and later of Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pa. Her journal is a record of Webb's first visit to America in 1697 with her companion, Mary Rogers.
Lehigh Coal Mine Company records, 1792-1829
Creator: Lehigh Coal Mine Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0131
Extent:   16 items
Abstract:   Lehigh Coal Mine Company was an unincorporated joint-stock company, established in 1792, with the intention of developing a deposit of anthracite coal discovered by Jacob Weiss and others at what is now Summit Hill in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The collection consists of documents relating to land ownership and governance of Lehigh Coal Mine Company (LC&N).
John Watson engineering notebooks, 1830-1832
Creator: Watson, John, fl. 1830.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0171
Extent:   5 volumes
Abstract:   John Watson, a Quaker, worked as a land surveyor in Pennsylvania during the early nineteenth century. The collection consists of five volumes relating to the construction of the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal.
Mount Carbon Railroad Company laborers receipts, 1829-1838
Creator: Mount Carbon Rail Road Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0205
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   The Mount Carbon Railroad Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 20, 1829, for the purpose of building a railroad from the Schuylkill Canal at Mount Carbon up Norwegian Creek to the forks and thence to Wadesville on the East Branch and Mount Laffee on the West Branch. The collection consist of thirteen laborers receipts issued for the construction of the railroad in 1829 and 1830 by William R. Hopkins, superintendent.
J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc. records, 1699-1969
Creator: J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0290
Extent:   213 linear feet
Abstract:   The leather manufacturing firm of J.E. Rhoads & Sons grew out of an eighteenth-century tanning operation on the Rhoads family homestead in Marple, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pa. Records cover the entire history of the firm from the 1720s through the 1960s. There is also substantial information on trade organizations in the leather industry and on members of the Rhoads family.
Martha Furnace daybook/diary, 1808-1815
Creator: Martha Furnace (Washington, N.J.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0339
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Martha Furnace was an iron plantation built in 1793 by the Pennsylvania ironmaster Isaac Potts (1750-1803) on a branch of the Wading River two miles above Harrisville in eastern Burlington County, New Jersey. The volume is a combined daybook and diary, containing a comprehensive account of the operation of a Pine Barrens iron plantation during the early 1800s.
Francis Victor du Pont family papers, 1804-1961, bulk 1915-1960
Creator: du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0351
Extent:   5.6 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.
Trattato de fuochi artificiali da guerra, e del modo della loro construzione, sperimentata ed usata in Napoli, circa 1793
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0365
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The collection consists of a handwritten volume, in Italian, on the construction, testing, and use of ordnance during war in Naples, Italy.
Carter & Scattergood records, 1826-1903
Creator: Carter & Scattergood.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0376
Extent:   0.8 linear feet
Abstract:   The Philadelphia chemical manufacturing firm of Carter & Scattergood was founded in 1834. It continued to do business under that name until 1911, when it was sold to the Henry Bower Chemical Manufacturing Company. Their records include day books, ledgers, receipt books, laboratory books containing records of wages, materials, processes and apparatus; production tables; correspondence including one describing in detail the first four years of the firm's operations; and receipts and bills.
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) records, 1817-1899
Creator: Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0389
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. E.I. du Pont, founder of the DuPont Company, was one of its chief subscribers, and the school building was located on his property. Primarily generated and maintained by the du Pont women, the BMSS records include the school's constitution, and financial records such as bills and receipts and accounts. Most of the records pertain to students with information about premiums which were given as rewards for attendance and scholarly excellence.
Curtis Paper Company records, 1823-1942
Creator: Curtis Paper Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0394
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Curtis Paper Company was a small producer specializing in high-quality paper located in Newark, Delaware. Their records consist primarily of account books, with some organization papers, deeds, and correspondence.
Tallman Family Papers, 1799-1949
Creator: Tallman family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0419
Extent:   6 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, notebooks, and memorabilia relating to the Tallman family, although the bulk of materials pertain to Frank Gifford Tallman.
Mendes Cohen report on the economy of a new system of working the engines on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, 1854
Creator: Cohen, Mendes, 1831-1915
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0460
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Mendes Cohen (1831-1915) worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, chiefly in the Motive Power Department, from 1851 to 1855, where he adaptated wood-burning locomotives to coal-burning and devised the method for handling traffic on the 10% temporary grade over the Kingwood Tunnel. The report covers a series of tests and improvements conducted in 1853 and 1854 with the aim of reducing flue wear and tear and fuel consumption in the large coal-burning engines
Louise du Pont Crowninshield papers, 1896-1958
Creator: Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0471
Extent:   19.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Louise du Pont Crowninshield (1877-1958) was an early leader in the field of historic preservation and a collector of antiques and hooked rugs. The collection includes her papers as well as those of her husband Francis Boardman Crowninshield, her mother, and other family members.
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