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Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies maps and plans

Accession: 2087

The Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies comprised twenty-eight mutual insurance firms that specialized in industrial fire insurance. The collection consists of seventy original hand-colored plans and maps primarily depicting textile mills, paper products factories and foundries in New England and New York.

Dates: 1893-1942

Curtis family miscellany

Accession: 2105

Members of the Curtis family were paper manufacturers at Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, and Newark, Delaware. Alfred A. Curtis (1848-1945) was president of the family paper company from 1911 to 1926. The papers consist of personal and family items collected by Alfred A. Curtis. Included in the collection is a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings, a number of loose papers and clippings, and several histories of the Curtis Paper Company. The papers also contain some letters and notes of Alfred A. Curtis, many connected with genealogy and family history.

Dates: 1835-1991

Curtis Paper Company records

Accession: 1365

The Curtis Paper Company was a small producer specializing in high-quality paper located in Newark, Delaware. This small collection of records consists of incorporation papers from 1911 and financial reports dating from 1941 to 1946. There are two agreements and two letters related to the sale of the company from Alfred A. Curtis (1848-1945) to Charles M. Levis (1859-1941) and Herbert W. Mason (1882-1939) in 1926.

Dates: 1911-1946

Delmarva Power and Light Company photographs

Accession: 1994-237

Delaware Power & Light Company had its beginnings in the 1880s as a number of small power companies sprang up to provide electric service to the Delmarva Peninsula. These 1926 images document the construction of gas towers and substations at the Christiana and Brandywine power plants in the Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates: 1926

Harper's Ferry Paper Co. and Shenandoah Pulp Co. financial blueprints

Accession: 0651

Harpers Ferry Paper Company and Shenandoah Pulp Company were established in the late nineteenth century by Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. This small collection contains a production graph and chart showing financial positions on a comparative basis for the companies.

Dates: 1909-1913

Harper's Ferry Paper Co. and Shenandoah Pulp Co. papers

Accession: 0344

Harpers Ferry Paper Company and Shenandoah Pulp Company were established in the late nineteenth century by Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. The papers contain certificates of incorporation, financial notes, reports and charts on operation costs, statistical data on wood and pulp, inventories of material on hand at the mill, and correspondence with Horace H. Thayer Jr. (1878-1959), Savery's son-in-law.

Dates: 1886-1924

Joshua Gilpin journal article

Accession: 0563

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a merchant and paper manufacturer. Article written by historians Harold B. Hancock and Norman B. Wilkinson, "Joshua Gilpin: an American manufacturer in England and Wales, 1895-1801," based on Gilpin's journals.

Dates: 1961

Morgan Paper Company plant photographs

Accession: 1969-102

Morgan Paper Company plant manufactured tissue paper. The plant located in Lititz, Pennsylvania was built by John H. Wickersham Engineering and Construction Company. The collection contains four photographic prints of Morgan Paper Company plant.

Dates: circa 1930

Pusey & Jones Corporation miscellany

Accession: 0369

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection contains miscellaneous material from the company including financial statements, calling cards, memoranda, and correspondence from Thomas H. Savery (Sr. and Jr.), Eugen Fullner, and A.G. Paine.

Dates: 1898-1945

Rockland oral history interview transcripts

Accession: 2264

Rockland is an unincorporated old mill village in New Castle County, Delaware, and was later surrounded by du Pont family estates. The collection contains twelve edited oral history transcripts by Mary Laird Silvia (1938-2013) with people who lived in Rockland.

Dates: 1999-2011

Thomas C. Marshall photographs

Accession: 1990-270

The collection primarily consists of images featuring the Marshall family and their relatives and friends, both in formal group portraits and more casual poses.

Dates: 1900-1950

Thomas H. Savery papers

Accession: 1364

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a major ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are a fragmentary collection of Savery's diary, correspondence, and financial papers. The materials document his early career, papermaking machinery business ventures, some personal correspondence, and speeches.

Dates: 1855-1910

Thomas H. Savery papers

Accession: 0285

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a shipbuilder and papermaking machinery manufacturer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1864 he married Sarah Pim Savery (1837-1928). This collection consists of ther business and personal papers of Thomas H. Savery, primarily related to his papermaking machinery ventures, and twenty-nine diaries of Sarah Pim Savery.

Dates: 1848-1910

Views of Brandywine area engravings

Accession: 1969-003

The Brandywine Valley is a rural region of Southeast Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware celebrated for its historical ties to Revolutionary-era America. This collection contains two b&w engraved prints of depictions of the Brandywine area.

Dates: undated

William H. Savery papers

Accession: 0915

William H. Savery (1865-1949) was a paper manufacturer and president of the Harpers Ferry Paper Company, the Harpers Ferry Electic Light Company, and the Shenandoah Pulp Company. He was also president and general manager of the Parsons Engineering Company. The collection documents Savery's involvement with the Parsons Engineering Company, the York Haven and Harpers Ferry Paper Company from 1899 to 1920.

Dates: 1885-1938

Young, McAllister, and Warner family papers

Accession: 0427

The Young and McAllister families were prominent families in the Associate Presbyterian community in Philadelphia. William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. John McAllister Jr. (1786-1877) ran the Philadelphia optical firm of that same name. This small collection of papers relate to the Young, McAllister, and Warner families. Approximately half of the material are correspondence from John Young, William Young, John McAllister Jr., and Joseph T. Warner; the other half are miscellaneous documents related to the families and businesses they were involved with including Rockland Manufacturing Company and McAllister Spectacle Company.

Dates: 1794-1871

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