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National Industrial Conference Board (NICB) records, 1916-1985
Creator: National Industrial Conference Board.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1057
Extent:   135 linear feet
Abstract:   The National Industrial Conference Board, later renamed The Conference Board, formed in 1916 as a response by the business community to continued labor unrest and growing public criticism. Their records are an important source for understanding the business community's response to most political and socioeconomic issues.
Artisans' Savings Bank (Wilmington, Del.) records, 1861-1960
Creator: Artisans' Savings Bank (Wilmington, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1099
Extent:   35.8 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1861, the Artisans Savings Bank of Wilmington, Delaware assisted working people to save and make money available for home mortgages. This collection primarily consists of their financial records.
Leeds & Northrup records, 1911-1939
Creator: Leeds & Northrup Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1110
Extent:   13 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Leeds & Northrup Company traces its origins to Morris E. Leeds & Company, established by Morris E. Leeds in 1899 to develop and manufacture precision instruments. Their records consists of minutes from the Development and Executive Committes and the Cooperative Association.
Edith N. McConnell business records, 1937-1956
Creator: McConnell, Edith N.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1119
Extent:   3 volumes
Abstract:   Edith N. McConnell (1880-1968) was a confectioner and caterer in Wilmington, Delaware from the 1920s through the 1950s. The records consist of a three ledgers, containing business expenses and customer account books dating from 1937 to 1945, and from 1955 to 1956.
John Pott business records, 1799-1828
Creator: Pott, John, 1759-1827
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1120
Extent:   6 volumes
Abstract:   His business records consist of four time and board books and one day book from the Greenwood Iron Works and a single day book from the District Forge.
Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records, 1917-1935
Creator: Delaware State Tax Department. Delaware School Auxiliary Association
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1123
Extent:   12 linear feet
Abstract:   Miscellaneous records including information about educational facilities in Delaware.
D.B. Jones Company records, 1884-1956
Creator: D.B. Jones Company.; McConnell, Edith N.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1124
Extent:   15 items
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.
Manuel Eyre business papers, 1796-1834
Creator: Eyre, Manuel, 1777-1845
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1144
Extent:   5 items
Abstract:   Manuel Eyre was a Philadelphia merchant who joined with Charles Massey in 1803 to form the mercantile firm of Eyre & Massey. His business papers are concerned shipping and trading activities.
Jacob Graff mercantile bill and accounts, 1785
Creator: Graff, Jacob, 1751-1793
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1144A
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Consists of three mercantile account records of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Graff.
Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) records, 1831-1964
Creator: Wilmington Savings Fund Society (Wilmington, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1155
Extent:   70 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilmington Savings Fund Society was established in 1831 as a "safe depository for the earnings of working people" which also promoted the opportunity for homebuilding and lending money for home mortgages. Their records consist primarily of minutes and account books.
Charles Lukens Huston papers, 1806-1951, bulk 1870-1951
Creator: Huston, Charles Lukens, 1856-1951
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1174
Extent:   53 linear feet
Abstract:   Charles L. Huston (1856-1951) was an executive in the family business, Lukens Steel, and was active in religious and civic affairs. His papers are primarily personal in nature and include fragmentary Lukens Steel records.
Henry family papers, 1758-1909
Creator: Henry family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1209
Extent:   12 linear feet
Abstract:   The Henry family were armsmakers who operated a family gun manufactory in eastern Pennsylvania for five generations. The records of the Henry family document the line leading from the first William to Granville, with some records of William, III. The main body of records deals with the operation of the Boulton Gun Works, its predecessor operation at Nazareth and the associated gun shop and store in Philadelphia.
Joshua Gilpin notebook, 1800-1831
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1214
Extent:   1 volume [microfilm]
Abstract:   Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. HIs notebook describes the process of chlorine bleaching, with drawings and formulae.
Schuykill Navigation Company subscription list for loans, 1823-1824
Creator: Schuylkill Navigation Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1215
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Schuylkill Navigation Company constructed a canal along the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia to the anthracite coal field near Pottsville between 1815 and 1825. The item is a small notebook with subscriptions to the company's loans in 1823 and 1824.
Mercantile advertising circulars and prices current, 1784-1804
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1215
Extent:   23 items
Abstract:   Consists of advertising circulars and prices current, addressed to several Philadelphia merchants.
People's Steam Navigation Company stock certificate, 1833
Creator: People's Steam Navigation Company.; Eyre, Manuel, 1777-1845
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Stock certificate for 100 shares issued to Manuel Eyre of Philadelphia, August 2, 1833.
Landing permit issued by John Graff to Samuel Merian for the brig Dispatch, 1785 March 10
Creator: Graff, John, 1760-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This is a landing permit issued by John Graff (b. 1760), deputy collector of customs for the port of Philadelphia, to Samuel Merian.
Donaldson Brown papers, 1921-1966
Creator: Brown, F. Donaldson
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1334
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Donaldson Brown (1885-1965) was an industrialist and business executive with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and the General Motors Corporation. These papers relate to Brown's association with General Motors Corp., and reflect his concern with financial policy, organization and operation, and employee relations. They are especially concerned with the period of World War II. Files from the 1920s and 1930s describe Brown's effort to relate pricing policies to financial control.
Karthaus family papers, 1794-1966
Creator: Karthaus family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1340
Extent:   1.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Peter Arnold Karthaus (1765-1840) immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany in 1796 and established a mercantile business in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley. The collection documents Karthaus' mercantile business, land development in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and his partnership with fellow German immigrant, Frederick W. Geissenhainer, a pioneer in using coal to smelt iron.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359
Extent:   23.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
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