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D.B. Jones Company records

1884-1956
 Collection
Identifier: 1124

Abstract

The D.E. Jones Company, and its successor, Edith N. McConnell, were caterers and confectioners in Wilmington, Delaware. The records consist of recipe books, account books, and ledgers that identify individual and corporate customers, and describe types of food prepared for and purchased by clients, who were generally entertaining guests.

Dates

  • 1884-1956

Creator

Extent

15 item(s)

Historical Note

The D.B. Jones Company, and its successor, Edith N. McConnell, were caterers and confectioners in Wilmington, Delaware. Davis E. Jones began his confectionery business at his home in 1880. His son, Davis G. Jones, joined the firm and eventually assumed the business after the death of his father, circa 1905.

Edith N. McConnell (1880-1968) was a confectioner and caterer in Wilmington, Delaware from the 1920s through the 1950s. Her catering business was located at 841 Market Street under the name "Miss McConnell Caterer, Confectioner." She took over the D.B. Jones Company in 1921 and left in 1957.

Scope and Content

Records for the D.B. Jones Company include a recipe and daybook, 1879-1891, and customer account books, 1891-1914. Records for Edith N. McConnell include an address and birthday book, 1931-1956; and an employees' list containing social security numbers, and the amount of social security taxes with dates and amounts paid, 1940-1942. Additional records include recipe books and miscellaneous bills.

The records identify individual and corporate customers, and describe types of food prepared for and purchased by clients, who were generally entertaining guests.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Edith N. McConnell business records (Accession 1119), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

E.N. McConnell Restaurant photographs (Accession 1969.026), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
D.B. Jones Company records
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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