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Christopher T. Baer's research notes on nineteenth century toll roads

 Collection
Accession: 2686
Abstract:

Notes and maps from an unfinished project to map the turnpike and plank road networks of the states from New York to Virginia/West Virginia down to 1860 and for two completed journal articles on the turnpikes and plank roads of New York State during the same period.

Dates: 1981-1993

Delaware Coach Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1685
Abstract:

The Delaware Coach Company was originally incorporated as the Wilmington & Philadelphia Traction Company on June 25, 1910, and operated an electric street railway line from Wilmington, Delaware, to Chester, Pennsylvania, and to Philadelphia. Throughout the early twentieth century, the company purchased stock in and leased numerous electric railway, transportation, and utilities companies in the Wilmington and Chester areas. In 1941, it changed its name to the Delaware Coach Company as trackless trolleys and buses replaced electric streetcars. Included are official documents and correspondence; personnel and financial records; public relations files; land deeds; legislation; labor agreements and contracts; equipment, fare, and route policies; ordinances; minute books, and other miscellaneous material created by Delaware Coach and its predecessor electric streetcar companies.

Dates: 1814-1973, bulk 1940-1966

Manheim, Petersburg and Lancaster Plank Road Company records

 Collection
Accession: 2047
Abstract:

The Manheim, Petersburg and Lancaster Turnpike or Plank Road Company constructed a plank road between the named towns in 1851 to 1852, during the plank road craze. The records consist of eight pocket volumes and some loose papers kept by the company treasurer, such as a subscription book, toll gatherers' receipt book, and payment book.

Dates: 1850-1863

Victor Marie du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-II
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, business and personal papers, and writings of Victor Marie du Pont and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine (de la Fite de Pelleport) du Pont.

Dates: 1778-1827

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