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William P. Brobson diary on microfilm

1825-1828
 Collection
Identifier: 1163

Abstract

William P. Brobson (1786-1850) was an attorney, editor, and politician in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a copy of his diary on two reels of mirofilm. Brobson's diary contains details of his person life, but also reflects his political interests and includes his comments on current events, particularly during the John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) administration and the rise of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).

Dates

  • 1825-1828

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

Physical Description

2 reels positive microfilm.

Biographical Note

William Parvin Brobson (1786-1850) was an attorney, editor, and politician in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born March 3, 1786 in Wilmington, Delaware to James and Deborah (Parvin) Brobson. In 1825, he married Elizabeth Tatnall Starr (1796-1864) and they had James, William, Joseph, and Francis.

Brobson was clerk of the Delaware State House of Representatives in 1823, a member of Wilmington Common Council, editor of the Delaware Journal (1830-1840) cashier of the Union National Bank in Wilmington (1839-1848), and Collector of the Port of Wilmington (1848-1850).

Brobson died February 19, 1850, in Wilmington.

Scope and Contents

William P. Brobson's (1786-1850) mircofilm diary copy contains details of his person life, but also reflects his political interests and includes his comments on current events. He reflects on the social and political during the administration of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and the rise of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). The diary contains some references to E.I. du Pont (1771-1834), which is likely why the copy was made for the Hagley Library. Jack C. Potter, a Hagley fellow, produced a typescript edited version in 1960.

Location of Originals

Original held by Peensylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright held by owner of the original. Not to be reproduced.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
William P. Brobson diary on microfilm
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400