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Nabb Center Finding Aid Portal

Items Dated Between 1890 and 1899

Nabb Center Map Collections

by Unknown (1500 – 1900s)

folders ( linear feet)

This finding aid includes listings for nearly all of the maps in the Nabb Center archives. Many maps are originals, but a significant portion are reproductions. The majority of the maps relate to the Delmarva Peninsula, though there are many other American and international maps from throughout time. Each map was given an identifier and title; descriptions, dates, and present location are recorded when possible. Maps may be part of other collections and are referenced here. Please refer to the inventory for a complete listing of the map collection.

Associated Subjects: Maps
Identifier: 2020.000
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Purnell Family Collection

by Purnell, Willard (1520 – 1944)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Purnell Family Collection contains genealogical information on the Purnell family. Included in the collection is a Purnell family migration map, a Purnell pedigree chart, and information on the Purnell family coat of arms.

Associated Subjects: Purnell Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2006.252
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Shores Collection

by Shores, Joseph (1521 – 1999)

5 boxes (2 linear feet)

In 2009, Joseph Shores collected material relating to the family history of a large number of families living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. While the collection primarily consists of handwritten notes, there are also family trees, official documents, tax records, marriage records, censuses, correspondences, maps, and military records. Also included are research papers, a Historical American Buildings Survey Inventory, currency collections, a Somerset County Historical Society correspondence, and other miscellaneous items. All are reproductions.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Betty Murrell Collection

by Murrell, Betty (1550 – 1986)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

The genealogies of several families are explored in this collection including the Willey, Wallace, Hargrave, Kfoury, Medford, Manlove, Bailey and others. Within the collection, there are land deeds, wills of people who had died, coat of arms for families that originated in England, and baptism records. All these families are able to trace ancestors to Accomack County, Somerset County, and Dorchester County.

Identifier: 1986.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bevans Family Collection

by Bevans, Roland (1600 – 1901)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Information on the Bevans family.

Associated Subjects: Beavans Family • Bevans Family • Bibbins Family
Identifier: 1991.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Malissa Small collection

by Unknown (1600, 1900s)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This genealogical collection covers the family history of Malissa Small. Several families are focused within the collection such as the Gray, Seabreeze, and Tarr families. The material has a large focus on marriages through public marriage documents and news paper clippings. There are also wills of many members of Malissa Small's family.

Associated Subjects: Gray Family • Seabreeze Family • Tarr Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1985.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard W. Cooper papers

by Cooper, Richard Waller (1605 – 2001)

18 boxes,  2 oversize folders (12.5 linear feet)

The Richard Cooper papers document his professional and personal activities through his collection of materials dating from 1605 to 2001. The documents focus on the religious and political histories of Wicomico and Worcester County as well as the history of the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line depicted through Cooper’s column in the Daily Times. The papers also document the topographic history of Delmarva through Cooper’s career as an engineering surveyor. Documents from his surveying career and interests include topographic maps, survey certificates, land deeds, and plats. A photograph album documents the construction of his family home at 611 Tony Tank Lane in Salisbury, Maryland. Materials within the collection include newspaper clippings, photographs, family histories, and correspondence. Drafts and manuscripts of Cooper’s published works on the history of Salisbury, Profile of a Colonial Community, Salisbury in Times Gone By, and Portrait of Salisbury are contained within the collection.

Identifier: 1987.093
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Brochure and Pamphlet Collection

by Unknown (1609 – 2010)

9 boxes (9 linear feet)

This Collection consists of Brochures and Booklets primarily pertaining to the Eastern Shore. Overall its central focus is Maryland/Delmarva. The Date Range of the Collection is 1609-2010.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Art • Culture • Education • Maps • Maritime • Architecture • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.101
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frederick L. Howard Collection

by Howard, Fredrick L. (1613 – 1911)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Frederick L. Howard Collection contains an essay written by Howard titled, "The Legacy of Revell's Neck." This essay discusses the settling and founding of Revell's Neck in Somerset County, Maryland. It then discusses a brief history of the area and ends with birth and death dates of people who had lived there.

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 1995.052
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

DuPont Family Collection

by DuPont, Dolores L. (1621 – 1995)

11 folders (0.11 linear feet)

The DuPont Family Collection contains genealogical information on the DuPont family conducted by Dolores L. DuPont. Included is her application to become a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, an article resulting from her investigation into the location of the grave of Gov. Samuel Stevens, Jr. (1778-1860), research on her great-great grandfather Dr. John Barnett (1780-1858), information on Dr. Nathaniel Potter, brother-in-law of Barnett (both married Golsborough's, Potter Sarah F. and Barnett Catherine), the property "Boston", the descendants of William Burgess (1622-1685) and the Marada movie house of St. Michael's. Photographs of the Custis tombs in Northampton, VA are also part of the collection.

Associated Subjects: DuPont Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1998.094
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Counties collection

by Ellegood, Maria LouiseFenwick, Charles E.Hall, Elizabeth (1625 – 1967)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Counties collection contains a copy of the "Eastern Shoreman" which highlights the start of the oyster season. Additionally, this collection contains a copy of the "Holly Leaf" from November 3, 1967, a sketch of the early history of Wicomico County written by Maria Louise Ellegood, a souvenir pamphlet from Crisfield that details some of the areas unknown history written by Elizabeth Hall, and a history of St. Mary's County written by Charles E. Fenwick.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.249
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Laws Family Collection

by Unknown (1625 – 1960)

4 folders,  1 oversize folder (2.54 linear feet)

The Laws Family collection contains genealogical information on the Laws Family. There are genealogical descriptions of Laws family members, with a birth, death, and marriage date. There are also bibliographic information for some of the more prominent family members. There are also photographs of family members, and the places they lived. The majority of the Laws family members on the Eastern Shore lived in Accomack County, Virginia, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico County, Maryland. There is also a Daughters of the Revolution application within for Mary Balle Hastings Holland, who descended from William Laws (1753-1831).

Associated Subjects: Laws Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2007.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Massey Estate Collection

by Massey Family (1627 – 2000)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

This collection consists of family research about the Massey family and other families on the Lower Eastern Shore. The collection contains copies of original wills, estate inventories, family trees, and related materials. All of the original documents in this collection are photocopies, print-outs, or photostats unless otherwise indicated.

Associated Subjects: Massey Family • Family Life
Identifier: 2005.077
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Vance Bradford Collection

by Bradford, Vance (1630 – 1930)

5 folders (0.05 linear feet)

The Vance Bradford Collection is based on the genealogical research of the Bradford Family. Vance Bradford did this research to publish a book over the family history of the Bradford's. This collection covers twenty years of research that involved correspondence, a "Bradford Descendants" newsletter, census indexes, lineage graphs, and descendant questionnaires. There are passages of the Bradford family book within this collection.

Associated Subjects: Bradford Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Phillips, Cooper, Roberts Families collection

by Unknown (1634 – 1992)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Phillips, Cooper, Roberts Family History Collection contains photographs and genealogical information on the Phillips, Cooper, and Roberts families. Included are three pictures of the Cooper family with corresponding birth and death dates. The collection also contains family reunion pamphlets, an invitation and picture of Aunt Blossom's 95th birthday party, a marriage certificate, and postcards. There is also genealogical biographies for the three families.

Associated Subjects: Cooper Family • Phillips Family • Roberts Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2011.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carol Atkins Sherr Collection

by Sherr, Carol Atkins (1636 – 1949)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical information on the Atkins Family. It includes where Atkins members were born, who they were married to, where they were married, how many children they had, and where they moved to. There is also legal information about the members, such as foreclosures, and family members suing each other.

Associated Subjects: Atkins Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.064
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Silverthorne Family Collection

by Silverthorne Family (1636 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Silverthorne Family Collection contains an in-depth genealogical history of the Silverthorne family. There are multiple family trees within the collection, and volumes 12-14 of their family newsletter. There are birth, death, and marriage dates within the collection. There are details as to why there are Silverthorne family members in the Midwest. The earliest member of the family mention is William Silverthorne who was born in 1636 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Silverthorne Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1995.037
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Executions Collection

by Unknown (1638 – 1961)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a list of Maryland executions dating from 1638 to 1961. Data includes races, name, age, occupation, method and county.

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 2006.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Historical Society of Kent County Genealogical Collection

by Bell, Albert D. (1639 – 1948)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical material on the Layton, Bell and Hollis families. This includes a manuscript by Albert D. Bell entitled Hollis Notes, 1639-1948: From Public and Private Records in the States of Maryland and Delaware and a genealogical chart of some of the descendants of Captain Nathaniel and Sarah Bell. There is an oversized folder with the charts of the Washington and Bell families.

Associated Subjects: Bell Family • Genealogy • Hollis Family • Layton Family • Washington Family
Identifier: 2006.315
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polk Family History Collection

by Polk, John F. (1640 – 1918)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Polk Family History Collection contains genealogical information on the Polk Family. There is a family tree of the Polk family dating from 1640-1918 within Somerset County, Maryland. Within, there is a legal will, land patent, and a memoir by Esther Winder Polk Lowe (Enoch Louis Lowe) (1824-1918). All the documents have been transcribed by John F. Polk.

Associated Subjects: Polk Family • Land Records • Women's History • Genealogy
Identifier: 1998.139
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Riggin Family papers

by Riggin, Allan E.Riggin, George F. (1640 – 1993)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Riggin Family Collection contains genealogical information about the Riggin family. Within is a detailed family tree constructed by Allan and George Riggin. The family tree starts with Riggin family members who originated in Ireland and immigrated to the Eastern Shore. There is also information regarding Riggin land records between Somerset, Sussex, Worcester, and Wicomico County.

Associated Subjects: Riggin Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1994.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Chaille-Long collection

by Unknown (1645 – 1935)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Letter of Charles Chaille-Long was written from Charles in 1912. Additionally, there is genealogical information on the Long family, going through Charles Chaille-Long. The genealogical letter to the editor was to correct misinformation regarding the lineage of the Long family.

Associated Subjects: Long Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1987.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Crockett Book

by Crockett, Thomas (1650 – 1894)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Thomas Crockett Book contains two copies of the book titled "History of Tangier Island" written by Thomas Crockett. The book contains a history of Tangier Island from its founding to 1984.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1983.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pemberton Historical Park Collection

by Unknown (1989)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Pemberton Historical Park Collection contains a 1984 pamphlet over Pemberton Historical Park. Also included is a brief history of the Pemberton family from 1651-1753.

Associated Subjects: Pemberton Family
Identifier: 2007.137
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anne B. Nock collection

by Nock, Anne B.Nock, Floyd (1652 – 1998)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Anne B. Nock collection contains three essays on Onancock, Virginia, and William Claiborne. The essays included are "Vaux Hall: Accomack County, Virginia: 1652-1972", written by Floyd Nock, "A Walk through History with William Claiborne", and "Onancock, Virginia: Child of the Bay", written by Anne B. Nock. The collection also contains various restorations, physical mapping, and history of Vaux Hall, one of the oldest settlements in Accomack County, Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Architecture
Identifier: 1992.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nestor Bleech collection

by Unknown (1655 – 1890)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The collection of Nestor Bleech contains sepia-toned photographic images from the late 1880s of Northampton County, Virginia as well as a 1655 printing of the 'Virginia and Maryland. OR, The Lord Baltimore's Printed Case, uncased and answered,' that includes arguments made against Baltimore's Maryland claim.

Associated Subjects: Bleech Family
Identifier: 1999.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henry Fillmore Lankford Papers

by Lankford, Henry Fillmore (1659 – 1920)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The Henry Fillmore Lankford papers consist of wills and genealogical information kept by Lankford, an attorney in Somerset County, Maryland, between 1909 and 1920. The wills primarily document Somerset and Northampton County families in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also included are two oversize items: a 1911 issue of "The Canned Good Trade" and a circa 1911 advertisement for Chevrolet automobiles.

Associated Subjects: Canning Industry • Genealogy • Lankford Family • Littleton Family • Porter Family
Identifier: 2006.360
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Roy C. Pollitt papers

by Pollitt, Roy (1660 – 1995s)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Pollitt’s papers serve as a genealogical study of the history of the Pollitt family on the East Coast. Two-thirds of the collection is devoted to files on family members and related genealogies; the other third divided between correspondence, submissions to his short-lived newsletter "Old Somersett" and photocopies of records from the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. Pollitt’s family files are comprised of an assortment of record types. Not only do many files contain charts for a particular individual’s family branch, but copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, wills, military papers, newspaper clippings and land records. Thus, his collection offers a unique perspective of the Pollitt family from the 17th to the 20th century. His correspondence displays a genuine interest in genealogy and a willingness to assist others with their research pursuits. Frequently, correspondents sent him copies of their own family histories.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Pollitt Family
Identifier: 1998.117
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Douglas Deal papers

by Unknown (1663 – 1982)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The J. Douglas Deal papers document the extensive research done by Deal while writing his dissertation Race and Class in Colonial Virginia: Indians, Englishmen, and Africans on the Eastern Shore during the Seventeenth Century from 1970-1982 at the University of Rochester. Materials within the collection are comprised of photocopies of documents dating from 1663-1866. Photocopied materials include seventeenth-century Accomack County tithables, articles from the William and Mary Quarterly, and genealogical information regarding families from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Handwritten notes and tithable charts created by Deal are also within the collection.

Identifier: 1998.123
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sudler Family History Collection

by Unknown (1663 – 1920)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Sudler Family History Collection contains genealogical information on the Sudler family. There is an introduction explaining the meaning of the Sudler name, and genealogical history on when Sudler family members were born, died, and married. There is also a section of a biographical description for the family members.

Associated Subjects: Sudler Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2009.324
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ed Hammond Ephemera Collection

by Hammond, Edward (1664 – 1944)

5 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The Ed Hammond Ephemera Collection consists of sources collected by Hammond dating between 1664 and 1944 (bulk of sources ranging from 1840 to 1900), primarily from towns in Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland. Many of the documents bear the name of Daniel Hearn. Included are receipts and other financial documents from 1842 to 1942; court documents from 1732 (Ennall's Outrange, Dorchester County, Maryland) and 1863 (will and testament of Andrew Robins of Worcester County, Maryland); educational items (A May Brittingham's grammar school grades and commencement programs); Second World War ephemera (war ration books for two Smack family members and a defense bond envelope); correspondence (1679 letter about a court case and Levin Tyler letters from 1848 and 1849); and additional ephemera including an 1891 Ulman's Opera House concert, a poem, marriage invitations, death cards for Orris and Elizabeth Lloyd, a flyer from Philadelphia requesting goods for African American people, 1664 inventory of grazing cattle and surrender of land in England, and Packard Motor Car Company materials.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Receipts • Personal correspondence • Education
Identifier: 2006.053
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walston Family History Collection

by Walston Family (1664 – 1951)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Walston Family History Collection contains genealogical information for the Walston family. Within the collection, there are Walston family member birth, death, and marriage dates. There are also Sons of the American Revolution applications within the collection.

Associated Subjects: Walston Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Parsons Family Collection

by Unknown (1668 – 1932)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Detailed genealogy of the Parsons Family. Starts with generation one, Peter Parsons, who migrated to Somerset County in 1668. The last ancestor listed is George Washington Parsons (1853-1932). The genealogy states who the parents are, who they are married to, if they had children and their birth/death dates, their will and how it affected their children, and a census description of their household.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records • Parsons Family
Identifier: 1987.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mary L. Nock papers

by Nock, Mary L. (1669 – 1992)

3 cartons,  1 oversize box (5.5 linear feet)

Mary L. Nock papers document the professional and personal life of Mary Nock, who lived from 1903 to 1987. The papers range 1669 to 1992, as she included in her possession colonial land grants as well as a copy of the Laws of Maryland which established Salisbury in 1735. Her personal papers document her life as a wife and family member of the Layfield-Nock families through photographs, greeting cards, and genealogical research. Mary Nock’s professional papers include materials such as professional correspondence, speeches, drafts of her book It Was a Joy and a Pleasure, awards, as well as ephemera from her time as a politician. Also included in the Nock papers are written works on Mary Nock by Ginger McClain Beningo, as well as Beningo’s notes and correspondence regarding the biographical works from 1990-1992, which make up the bulk of the material.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Legal Records • Politics
Identifier: 1989.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Somerset County Media collection

by Unknown (1670 – 1912)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains compact discs entitled "Marriages and Deaths from the Eastern Shore 1881-1912" ,"1860 Census Accomack County, Virginia", "Somerset County Judicial Records from 1670, 1671, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1683, 1687, 1689, 1690-1695"," Ballard Miles Plats", "Clay, Fire and Hands: Clay Artists on the Eastern Shore", "Church Basement Songs, Kirk Mariner", "Maryland State Bar Association: An Oral History", "Pocomoke's Oldest Houses", "Frank A. Warren House", "On One Accord: Singing and Praying Bands of Tidewater Maryland and Delaware."

Associated Subjects: Art • Music • Spirituality
Identifier: 2009.359
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Jacob Collection

by Jacob, John E. (1671 – 2013)

30 boxes,  1 drawer (34.25 linear feet)

The John Jacob Collection consists of two parts that document the life and career of attorney and historian, John E. Jacob, Jr.: collected material and personal research. Jacob collected a variety of original documents that comprise series one of the collection, including personal papers of families, ledgers, scrapbooks, land and legal documents, photographs, ephemera, and other paper-based items. Jacob also kept detailed handwritten notes and indices when researching various topics related to the history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as his handwritten drafts for books and lectures, which comprise series two of the collection. The collection has folder-level descriptions in the inventory.

Associated Subjects: Business • Genealogy • Land Records • Ledger • Personal Correspondence • Photography • Postcards • Programs • Receipts
Identifier: 1984.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Emily and Bill Briddell Collection

by Emily and William BriddellRebecca Skinner (1672 – 2017)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (6.3 linear feet)

The Emily and Bill Briddell Collection contains genealogical records of the Briddell, Ames, Stevenson and other families. The collection ranges from 1672-2017 with the bulk of materials from 1880-2000. the collection contains correspondence, official and unofficial documents, pamphlets, maps, and photographs.

Identifier: 2022.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Disharoon Family History Collection

by Unknown (1673 – 1923)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Disharoon Family History Collection is a genealogical collection detailing the Disharoon family. Within the collection are census information, newspaper articles about Disharoon family members, a legal will, and marriage information.The documents date back to Mary Disharoon, (1673- ) in Somerset County, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Disharoon Family • Legal Records • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Peter Shockley Collection

by Shockley, Peter S. (1675 – 1935)

1 oversize box,  10 boxes (6 linear feet)

The Peter Shockley Collection contains deed transfers, plats, survey information, and transit books involving the work of civil engineer Peter Shockley during the early 20th century. Shockley oversaw transfers of land and often surveyed the land being transferred and drew plats for the land. Throughout his career surveying the Delmarva area, he used over 100 transit books containing information from deed transfers, election districts, and general land surveys of people, places, and businesses. Some of the land histories involved in deed transfers go back to the 17th century.

Associated Subjects: Surveying
Identifier: 1988.046
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert L. Chamberlin Collection

by Unknown (1675 – 1990)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Robert L. Chamberlin Collection contains genealogical information on the Chamberlin, Coulbourne, and Miles families. Contained within are birth, death, and marriage dates. There are also some biographical information on some family members of the Chamberlin family.

Associated Subjects: Chamberlin Family • Coulbourne Family • Miles Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stevenson Family Collection

by Unknown (1675 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Stevenson Family Collection contains genealogical information about the Stevenson family. The purpose of the collection is to prove that their ancestor, Joseph Stevenson, is related to the members of the Eastern Shore Stevenson family. They also want to see if Joseph Stevenson is a common ancestor of Maryland and Indiana Stevenson family members.

Associated Subjects: Stevenson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Whayland Collection

by Unknown (1679 – 1936)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The Charles Whayland Collection consists of land patents, indentures, surveys and plats, and other land records primarily related to land known as "Calcutta" from 1679 to 1936, many of which relate to Isaac Anderson. This Somerset County land was east of the Wicomico River near Upper Ferry road. Also included in the collection are two letters from 1862 and 1863 discussing shipping lumber to New York City and Alexandria and a 1929 Master's Certificate of Service of Sick or Injured Seamen.

Identifier: 1992.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lankford Family papers

by Lankford, BenjaminLankford, Scott, and Porter families (1683 – 1975)

10 boxes,  1 oversize box (7.75 linear feet)

The Lankford Family Papers document the Somerset County, Maryland family's activities through extensive correspondence, land records, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, and other materials. While the collection dates between 1683 and 1975, the majority dates between 1812 and 1897. Much of the correspondence revolves around Benjamin Lankford (1798-1886), who served in the Maryland General Assembly between the 1840s and 1870s, as well as his wife, Susan, and her sister Mary Jane Guillet. The correspondence in the collection is described at the item level.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Lankford Family • Personal Correspondence • Politics • Slavery
Identifier: 2000.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Wicomico Historical Society collection

by Unknown (1683 – 2006)

80 boxes (53.5 linear feet)

The collections of the Wicomico Historical Society were amassed by the membership and governing board of the Society with the intent to collect and preserve the history of Wicomico County, Maryland. The records include an abundance of records documenting the land, culture, activities, businesses and the people of Wicomico County, Maryland from the 18th century to the late 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Blades Family • Business • Genealogy • Humphreys Family • Humphreys Family • Land Records • Politics
Identifier: 2001.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dixon and Davis Families Collection

by Parker, Elisha P.Parker, John (1684 – 1933)

1 box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection consists of land records, correspondence, and maps related to land transactions in Worcester and Wicomico Counties, Maryland. The documents are from multiple families and individuals from 1684 to 1933. There are few personal sources, most are legal documents and land transaction records. The family names with the most records in the collection are Parker, Davis, Dixon, and Hearn who all owned properties in the same district in what is today northern Wicomico County. The land records show transactions in Worcester County and what later become Wicomico County after 1867, specifically the northern portion of the Parsons District.

Associated Subjects: Business • Davis Family • Parker Family • Land Records
Identifier: 1990.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Miles Family papers

by Miles, HenryMiles, John (1685 – 1898)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Land deeds and surveys of the Miles Family papers document the extensive lands owned by and passed to the members of the Miles family of Somerset County, Maryland, 1645-1890. Properties include Ferry Bridge, Pleasure, Hog Pen Swamp and others. Records also include personal papers of John Miles, they comprise a list of property owned, a tax assessment and an unprobated will as well as a photograph album of tin types compiled by Mollie Miles.

Associated Subjects: Miles Family • Land Records
Identifier: 2014.043
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Levin S. and Mary Melson papers

by Melson Family (1688 – 1890)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Series of land deeds, including a plat and patent for land in Somerset and Worcester Counties for the Melson family including the deed of land adjacent to the Melson property in Bishopville from Joseph Cary to Thomas A.J. Holloway and the land deed from Levin and Mary Melson to Ezekiel A. Melson. Also included is a land plat with a detailed drawing from the L.S. Melson and Brothers to James and Isabell Bishop, and the stock certificate of Levin Melson's purchase of Prohibition Camp Meeting Association for thirty shares of capital stock. Outside of the Melson family and included with the records is the Walter Lane land patent from Somerset County, 1688.

Associated Subjects: Melson Family • Land Records • Stocks
Identifier: 2013.104
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Melvin Family Collection

by Unknown (1688 – 1980)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Melvin Family Collection is comprised of genealogical notes for the Melvin family. The family is able to date their heritage back to the 17th Century. The Melvin Family has an ancestor, William Melvin, who was apart of the American Revolution, which is why descendant Ruth Young was apart of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family lived in almost every county of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia including: Worcester County, Somerset County, Accomack County, and Cecil County. Within the collection, there are also legal land deeds, wills, and censuses listing persons in a household including slaves.

Associated Subjects: Melvin Family • Genealogy • Land Records • Last Will and Testament
Identifier: 1985.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Paul Butler collection

by Butler, Paul (1694 – 1928)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

Paul Butler collection consists of photocopies of historical documents from Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland, accumulated by Paul Butler. It contains land deeds and manumission deeds documenting African American history from 1803-1928. It includes a copy of the book, Commanders of the Dining Room, with a biographical sketch of L.D. Houston, a native of Salisbury, Maryland, and the headwaiter of the Peninsula Hotel in Seabright, New Jersey, in 1905. The collection also contains court dockets, voting records and ledgers documenting legal and economic history from 1694-1910. It includes a ledger from a school in Lindseyville (Klej Grange) Maryland from 1850-1852, and a ledger from a store in Tyaskin, Maryland from 1898-1901.

Associated Subjects: Brown Family • African American History
Identifier: 1991.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Books and Periodicals

by Unknown (1694 – 2015)

folders (186 linear feet)

These rare and unique books and periodicals supplement the Special Collections manuscripts. They range in dates from 1694 to 2015--primarily dating from the late 18th century to the mid 20th century--and vary greatly in topics throughout world and American history. Many languages are represented, including Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, French, and more. Subjects such as the history of education, the American Civil War, and Japanese foreign relations are especially well represented. There are approximately 1400 books and periodicals, all acquired at different times and manners. All books are completely cataloged in the ALEPH system, which can be searched more in depth here: https://catalog.umd.edu/F/?func=file&file_name=find-c (please select SPECIAL COLLECTIONS for LOCATION)

Identifier: SC2019.000
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Family Bible Collection

by Unknown (1700 – 1900s)

23 boxes (25 linear feet)

Bibles donated to the Nabb Center, whether singly or as part of a larger collection, have been integrated into this collection. A variety of print editions spanning from 18th Century to 20th century are represented, as well as various religious denominations and types of Bibles. Most of the Bibles contain hand-written notations of family history – including births, deaths, marriages and baptisms-- for several surnames beyond the title. Some may contain additional clippings or other items and some Bibles do not contain any family information. Family Bibles held by the Nabb Center and not included in this collection are also referred to in the inventory. A partial transcription of the family history pages is available upon request (full transcription will be made available online soon).

Identifier: 2006.200
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tom Fooks family history collection

by Fooks, Tom (1700 – 1900)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Tom Fooks Family History Collection records genealogy information for the Fassitt, Cropper, Buckby, and Robins Family. The recorded family history dates back to England in the 1500s, with a large emphasis on their daily lives. The collection also discusses life on the Eastern Shore for the early family members of Fassitt and Cropper. Included are wills, family bible birth and death dates, and general information about specific family members.

Associated Subjects: Buckby Family • Cropper Family • Fassitt Family • Robins Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Old School Baptist Church Records

by Old School Baptist Church (1701 – 2013)

12 boxes,  2 oversize folders (26.5 linear feet)

The Old School Baptist Church records consist of manuscript materials and periodicals documenting the faith and practices of the Old School Baptist Churches on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1701-2013, with the bulk of the records dating from 1875 to 1999. The collection includes meeting minutes of the Forest Grove, Little Creek, Broad Creek, Salisbury, Rewastico, Nassaongo, Snow Hill, Rock Springs, Indiantown, and Pitts Creek Old School Baptist Churches from 1799-2013. The collection also includes a complete run of Signs of the Times, the journal of the Old School Baptist faith, from 1875-1969.

Associated Subjects: Baptists • Newsletters • Religious History • Spirituality
Identifier: 2008.067
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Done Family Genealogy Collection

by Unknown (1705 – 1927)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Done Family Genealogy Collection contains genealogical information on the Done family. included are Done family pedigree charts, along with some biographical information.

Associated Subjects: Done Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2006.267
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bayly Family papers

by Bayly, Alexander HamiltonBayly, J. Washington E.Bayly, JosiahBayly, Julian (1706 – 1934)

37 cartons (47 linear feet)

The papers of the Bayly family extensively document the Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland family from 1706-1934, with the bulk of the material dating from 1820-1865. This comprehensive collection documents the lengthy legal and political career of Maryland Attorney General Josiah Bayly, as well as the prolific medical practices of his son, Dr. Alexander Hamilton Bayly. Simultaneously, the collection documents family education practices, and thoughts on the American Civil War through scrapbooks and correspondence. Leisure activities are observed through a variety of fictional publications from the Library of Select Novels, and the Shakespeare Quarto Illustrated. Additional printed materials include local and national newspapers, almanac’s, weekly satirical magazines, Godey’s Lady’s Book and Blackwood’s Edinburg Magazine.

Identifier: 2009.316
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henderson Family History Collection

by Henderson Family (1710 – 1994)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Henderson Family History Collection contains genealogical information on the Henderson family. The genealogy details the family records by providing Henderson family members date of birth, marriage, and death. Some documents detail personal history of family members such as their occupations, where they lived, and what they owned. There are also photographs of Lloyd Asbury McCready.

Associated Subjects: Henderson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Marianne Scarborough Collection

by Scarborough, Marianne (1714 – 1939)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Marianne Scarborough Collection focuses on the genealogical history of the Scarborough family. Heritage is very important to the Scarborough family as Clarence Park Scarborough Jr. applied to be apart of the Sons of The American Revolution, while his mother, Lulu Ringgold Prout Scarborough, applied to be apart of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Associated Subjects: Scarborough Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1991.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hobbs Family Collection

by Unknown (1720 – 1913)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Hobbs Family Collection contains genealogical information on the Hobbs family. There is a detailed description of birth, death, and marriage dates along with children. Some records detail specific Hobbs family members lifetime. The genealogy covers multiple states including Maryland, Virginia, and Indiana. This collection also discusses if whether or not the city of Hobbs, Indiana has any relation to this Hobbs family.

Associated Subjects: Hobbs Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1995.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Commerce Ephemera

by Unknown (1724 – 1957)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Commerce Ephemera collection is divided into five series and documents the correspondences and accounting records of the Howard, Goslee, and Morris families. In addition, there are other accounting records from the Eastern shore, including Salisbury and Delaware. This collection also contains court documents, a temperance speech from 1833, a diary documenting an unnamed persons daily activities, and a meeting book from the Betsy Ross Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Associated Subjects: Goslee Family • Howard Family • Morris Family • Receipts • Temperance
Identifier: 2009.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

L.Q. Powell collection

by Unknown (1724 – 1976)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

The L.Q. Powell collection contains early legal and political records pertaining to Somerset County, Maryland including tax lists, voters list, and court records as well as certificates for elections of Judge, Sheriff, and Surveyor. It details church activities through parish records, cemetery records and individual accounts of churches. One series is dedicated to genealogical histories of several families including the Powell family. Of interest to researchers may be the Civil War and Free Colored population materials in the final series.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Powell Family • African American History • Genealogy • Cemeteries
Identifier: 1984.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Martin Collection

by Martin, William (1726 – 1890)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The William Martin Collection details the genealogical history of the Martin Family who had resided in Somerset and Worcester County, Maryland. The main focus revolves around William Martin (1803/1816-1890), and trying to figure out the family that came before William Martin. Within are births off everyone who had the last name Martin on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Martin Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1991.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Timothy Beard papers

by Beard, Timothy (1729 – 2016)

5 cartons,  1 box (5.25 linear feet)

Timothy Beard papers document the life, family history, and life-long research of Sheffield, Massachusetts native, Timothy Field Beard, through numerous research notes, family photograph albums, memberships, and bibles. The papers date from 1729-2016, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1951-2001 reflecting on the core of his work, genealogy. Beard’s notes provide insight into numerous family lines other than his own and the membership rosters illustrate a collection of prominent lineages.

Associated Subjects: Beard Family • Genealogy • Huddleston Family • Kiendl Family • Milton Family
Identifier: 2015.179
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George White Collection

by White, George (1730 – 2007)

2 boxes,  11 oversize folders ( linear feet)

The George White Collection consists of a series of ephemera, files, and documents from Salisbury, Maryland businesses and people collected pertaining to Salisbury, Maryland during White’s former position as president of the Wicomico Historical Society.

Identifier: 2015.121
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Watson Vault Company records

by Watson, Pasher W. Jr. (1730 – 1941)

9 folders (0.09 linear feet)

The Watson Vault Company Records contain records relating to the Watson Vault Company, a funeral home and casket manufacturing company owned and operated by Pasher W. Watson, Jr. (1860-1939), son of Pasher W. and Margarette Watson, Sr. The business was located in Selbyville, Delaware and served both Delaware and Maryland. The collection includes burial permits obtained from the Maryland State Department of Health's Bureau of Statistics by the funeral home, providing information about the deceased's doctor, cause of death, and place of burial. The collection contains correspondence between the Stuart Patent Company, the National Service Bureau, and Watson regarding his patent on a type of casket known as the "Underground Mausoleum," illustrating the commercially mediated patent process in the earlier part of the twentieth century.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1997.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gilliss Family Collection

by Gilliss, E.J.Gilliss, Elizabeth A. HallGilliss, John P.R.Gilliss, Mae (or May) (1732 – 1994)

11 boxes (6.25 linear feet)

The Gilliss Family Collection documents the Gilliss, Hall, and Fassitt families between 1732 and 1994, though primarily between 1830 and 1920. Documents include family history research, photographs, land and legal documents, correspondence (primarily sent to Lizzie A. (Hall) Gilliss in the 1860s and 1870s), ledgers (primarily medical journals of Dr. John P.R. Gilliss from the 1830s and 1840s), and business documents (primarily from E.J. Gilliss' company, Gilliss and Gilliss, between the 1879 and the 1951).

Identifier: 1999.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Kay Scarborough Collection

by Scarborough, Kay (1742 – 1950)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The Kay Scarborough Collection covers genealogy and history of several families. These families are the West, Haworth, and Scarborough families. Within, there are details of when people were born, died, and who their children were. There is a detailed description of Quaker life, and how the Scarborough family knew William Pen. There is also a section regarding agricultural slave labor in Worcester Country, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Haworth Family • Quakers • Scarborough Family • West Family • Genealogy • Slavery
Identifier: 1990.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester County research collection

by Unknown (1742 – 1974)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

The Worcester County research collection contains documents that cover the history of Worcester County. Major topics covered are: the foundation and early history of Worcester County, Worcester County Revolutionary and Civil War periods, historic sites and homes, religious information, and Snow Hill. Also included are Maps of Snow Hill and Worcester County, various writings and essays on Worcester County, and magazine articles.

Identifier: 2006.158
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bounds Family Papers

by Bounds, George A.Bounds, George C. (1747 – 1941)

4 boxes (4 linear feet)

This collection contains records from the Bounds family from 1807 to the late 1930s. Series 1 through 4 contains postcards, newspapers, and other documents from different members of the Bounds family from the early 1800s into the twentieth century. The rest of the collection consists of documents of George Bounds, a businessman in the Hebron and Wicomico County area. These materials include real estate transactions, business correspondence, and other related records.

Associated Subjects: Business • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 1994.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Marah Finney Collection

by Finney, MarahHearn, EbenezerHearn, General EbenezerStevenson, John (1748 – 1989)

7 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

This collection contains materials from the Stevenson and Hearn families of Newtown, later Pocomoke City, Maryland from 1748 to 1989. The earliest documents consist of papers of John Stevenson, a doctor who attended the University of Pennsylvania for medicine in 1797 and 1798, studying under Benjamin Rush. Stevenson also settled estates, and the collection includes records detailing some of the accounts he worked. The collection also includes the scrapbooks assembled by Ebenezer Hearn, who was a teacher and involved in the Temperance Movement in the lower Eastern Shore. The scrapbooks contain news clippings related to the local and national Temperance and alcohol prohibition movement, with other clippings of national events, sermons, and education topics.

Associated Subjects: Education • Legal Records • Prohibition • Scrapbooks • Medical History
Identifier: 2003.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Pitts Survey records

by Unknown (1748 – 1980)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The William Pitts Survey Records Collection contains the finding aid for the collection that is held at the Worcester County Library in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.362
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Presbyterian Church records

by Wicomico Presbyterian Church (1750 – 1976)

1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The Wicomico Presbyterian Church Collection contains various materials concerning the Wicomico Presbyterian Church and related congregations, however, it does not represent a complete history of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church. All materials in this collection have been photocopied, therefore, it does not contain any original documents, photographs or papers. Information is given about a variety of topics including Presbyterian history in Wicomico County, church pastors and the women of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church's Women's Association. The collection spans from the 18th Century, with copies of documents and transcriptions, through the 1950's, with papers concerning church renovation and weekly church bulletins. Select budget information and correspondence from the early to mid 20th Century can also be viewed. The Wicomico Presbyterian Church celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 1933, commemorating founder Francis Makemie's beginnings in and around the Wicomico River area.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2006.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ed Hammond collection

by Unknown (1752, 1971)

7 cartons,  1 oversize folder (7.75 linear feet)

The Ed Hammond collection consists of Bibles, financial ledgers, journals and ephemera from 1752-1971. The collection offers insight into the genealogies of the Franklin, Warrington, Selby, Martin, Townsend and Upshur families of Maryland. Records also include religious texts, financial ledgers from 1830-1971; and journals and ephemera from 1878-1909. The collection was discovered in the attic of a home in Worcester County, Maryland, and donated to the Center by Ed Hammond.

Associated Subjects: Franklin Family • Genealogy • Martin Family • Selby Family • Upshur Family • Warrington Family
Identifier: 1999.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ellis, Vincent and Wheatley Families Collection

by Unknown (1758 – 1934)

2 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical research tracing the Ellis family line back to 1804. There are also photocopies of wills, land grants, and census research dating back to the mid-1700s. While a majority of the collection is genealogical information on the Ellis family, there are also magazines from the University of Maryland dating back to 1930. Included also is a hardback book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 390th Bomb Group with Robert L Vincent’s name printed on the front cover

Associated Subjects: Ellis Family • Payne Family • Russel Family • Vincent Family • Wheatley Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2012.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dennis Family Papers

by John V. Dennis Sr (1759 – 2000)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

This collection contains correspondence, family trees, death and birth certificates, wills, and other information from 1759 to 2000 pertaining to the Dennis family and its origins in Maryland and Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Crisfield Family • Environment • Farm Life • Genealogy • Slavery
Identifier: 1990.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Griffith and Pugh Family Collection

by Griffith, BenjaminPugh, Samuel (1759, 1977)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection contains letters, debt notices, promissory notes, court summons, receipts, indentures, a will, deeds, and loans dated 1759-1919 from the Griffith and Pugh families located in Northampton, Virginia. It also contains Oyster Ground Surveys from 1904 and 1905, and a genealogical record connecting the Elliot, Griffith, and Pugh families (though there is little of the Griffith family in the genealogical record). 

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1993.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Goslee papers

by Goslee, John (1760 – 1975)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

John Goslee papers document the activities of the Goslee family from 1760-1975 through photocopied documents. Materials include land grants, bonds, and bible records, as well as genealogical research on the family. An 1879 survey of the land tracts "Teagues Folly" and "End of Dispute", is also within the collection.

Associated Subjects: Goslee Family • Religious History • Land Records
Identifier: 1984.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Parker and Hearn Families Collection

by Unknown (1760 – 1933)

2 boxes (1.75 linear feet)

This collection consists of documents related to the Parker, Hearn, and Byrd families of Worcester and Somerset (later Wicomico) counties from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. The collection is divided into two series: Land and Legal Documents, and the records of the International Order of Odd Fellows lodge of Crisfield, Maryland. The land and legal records should be viewed alongside the Dixon-Davis Collection, as it contains materials on the same individuals.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 1990.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William M. Ruark papers

by Ruark, William (1761 – 1906)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The William M. Ruark papers document Ruark’s land purchases and sales. The papers date from 1761-1906 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1883-1903. The papers include tax records, deeds, mortgages, land settlements, patents, and correspondence regarding the sale of land in Somerset County. In addition to the land records also included is a photograph of Evelyn Ruark’s grandfather, George Gilliss Pusey, and a short biography of Austin Carpenter Heaton, who was the minister of Manokin Presbyterian Church from 1855-1880.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 1999.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

The Special Collections Pamphlet Collection consists of over 800 published manuscripts discussing a wide variety of national and international topics. The materials date between 1762 and 1985. Similar topics have been grouped together, but may be found throughout the collection. Some of the major topics included in the collection are: race relations, Australia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, African American history, Native American history, military history (American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War), education, industry, labor history, agriculture, railways, government and politics, international relations, socialism, communism, economics, prisons, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, prohibition, temperance, women's history and groups, and biographies and obituaries.

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Blackwell Library Collection

by Burnett, Mary K.Dashiell, Cassius M. (1765 – 1965)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains: Placecards and articles regarding airships, Pictures and clippings of airships, William Preston Lane Memorial bridge brochure, Picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his nurse, China clippings and pictures and articles and letters, Letter (march 24, 1934) The News Publishing Co. , Nov. 1873 Commission - John W. Laws, History of Stepney Parish (copy), To the glory of God in Wicomico, Tall ships in Baltimore .

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Maritime
Identifier: 2007.085
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Freedom Ainsworth papers

by Ainsworth, Freedom (1766 – 1999)

10 boxes,  4 oversize folders (21.75 linear feet)

The Freedom Ainsworth papers document the restoration and preservation efforts of three of the Manokin Historic District’s oldest structures Beckford Manor, Almodington and More And Case It (also known as Holly Hurst), located in Princess Anne, Md. The materials date from 1766-1767, 1803-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from the purchase and restoration of the three structures, 1967-1994. Restoration activities, as well as property histories, are documented via correspondence, detailed measurements and notes, architectural drawings, and photographs. Also documented through a series of ledgers are the accounting transactions of Henry Smith Lankford and H. Fillmore Lankford as well as various merchants from Somerset Count including Teackle Dennis and Teackle.

Identifier: 1999.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Don Landing Collection

by Landing, Donald (1769 – 1981)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Don Landing Collection contains genealogical information conducted by Donald Landing on the Landing family. Included in the collection is genealogical history of the Landing family members birth and death dates, along with small biographical information of those members. The focus of the research is from 1769 to 1981.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Landing Family
Identifier: 1991.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Cultural Ephemera

by Unknown (1769 – 1991)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Cultural Ephemera collection ranges from 1769-1991 contains newspaper clippings, overviews, maps, brochures and publications that focus on the Eastern shore. There are three series: The History of the Eastern Shore, Maps and Overviews of the Eastern Shore, and Publications. The collection also contains a book documenting the history of the Maryland Road systems, reproduced maps from 1769 to 1812, and even a church yearbook and directory.

Associated Subjects: Infrastructure
Identifier: 2005.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Shirley Nock collection

by Nock, Shirley (1771 – 1910)

1 oversize folder (1.25 linear feet)

The Shirley Nock collection contains historical property documents from Nock's family, primarily from Worcester County, Maryland, and dating between 1771 and circa 1910. The majority of the documents, which include deeds, land patents, surveys, and financial notes, relate to George and Andrew Smith. Also included are items related to Parker and Hearn families, as well as the Leonard family (including strawberry picker tickets).

Associated Subjects: Land Records • Smith family
Identifier: 2019.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bender Family Collection

by Unknown (1772 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Bender Family collection details the ancestry of the author. The name of the author is not given to this collection, but her last name is Bender. The author starts with her ancestor from Adams County, Pennsylvania and traces it all the way until she moves to Salisbury, Maryland. The ancestry tracks the family's church involvement until her mother is born. Her mother was born, Evelyn Elizabeth Elliott, blind and married John Royston Green, another blind person. The two would raise the author and her brother through World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Identifier: 1987.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cathell Family Collection

by Cathell Family (1772 – 1996)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Cathell Family Collection contains genealogical information on the Cathell family. Included within is a booklet titled "Records of The Cathell Family". The book contains in-depth genealogy with multiple family trees. There are also newspaper clippings and personal notes that helped establish the booklet.

Associated Subjects: Cathell Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jean Long collection

by Long, Jean (1772 – 1978)

6 boxes,  1 oversize folder (7 linear feet)

This collection of material acquired by Jean Long deals with the history of Maryland including the islands of Deal, Smith and St. Michael's and customs. It contains booklets, articles, scrapbooks, Maryland Hall of Records Bulletins and several Wheeler leaflets. In addition, it contains newspapers, magazines and material covering historic homes and places such as Fairmount Academy. The four Maryland Hall of Records Bicentennial Bulletins for April-July 1776 were donated by William Kline to complete the set.

Identifier: 1983.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Margaret Robinson collection

by Robinson, Margaret (1772 – 1950)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Margaret Robinson collection focuses on the genealogy of the Dunn family. The family is able to trace their roots to Thomas Dunn (1772-1829). The majority of the family resides in Somerset and Wicomico County, Maryland. The genealogy includes births, deaths, marriages, and children of the Dunn family.

Associated Subjects: Dunn Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1991.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Unbound Newspaper collection

by Unknown (1773 – 2011)

38 oversize boxes (81 linear feet)

The Unbound Newspaper collection includes loose newspapers from various geographic locations across the Eastern Shore, the United States, and internationally. The majority of the newspapers within the collection are from the Delmarva Peninsula and include the Salisbury Daily Times, the Salisbury Advertiser, and the Centreville Record. Related materials can be found in the Bound Newspaper collection (2018.043).

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2018.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Smith Wilson Jr. Collection

by Susan WestThe Wilson FamilyWilliam Smith Wilson Jr. (1773 – 1991)

2 cartons,  4 oversize folders (7 linear feet)

The William Smith Wilson Jr. Collection is a genealogical collection relating to the Wilson Family with the bulk of items dating from the 1880s to the 1970s with outliers from 1773 to 1991. The majority of the collection consists of genealogical information on the direct line of the Wilson Family as well as some extended family. This collection also includes family journals, checks, and legal and property documents for the Family Farm at Maple Grove Easton.

Identifier: 2022.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Powell Family papers

by Unknown (1776 – 2000)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Powell Family papers document the family's history from 1776-2000. Documenting materials include a will from 1776, land records from the 1830s, newspaper clippings from the Civil War, as well as genealogical research completed by an unknown family member.

Identifier: 2014.956
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Levin H. Campbell Family papers

by Campbell, Levin H.Campbell, Zacharias (1777 – 2002)

6 boxes,  2 oversize folders (5.75 linear feet)

The papers of the Levin H. Campbell family document the extensive family lineage of the Campbell, Hicks, Hooper, Goldsborough, Denwood, and Hollyday families of Dorchester and Talbot counties, Maryland. Records include handwritten family histories, newspaper clippings and comprehensive biographical information, original and facsimile, were acquired over the course of several decades by Hon. Levin H. Campbell, a direct descendent of Zacharias Campbell and date from 1777-2002. Of note, is a vital records diary begun in 1844 by Levin Hicks Campbell (1820-1868), which was maintained by family members through the 1940s. The diary also includes pages from the Campbell family Bible, and notes histories of Zacharias and his son, Levin.

Associated Subjects: Campbell Family • Hooper Family • Registers of Birth • Genealogy
Identifier: 2017.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Howard Adkins Collection

by Adkins, Howard (1778 – 1990)

8 boxes (6 linear feet)

This collection consists of (8) boxes containing miscellaneous documents collected (and in some cases written by) local historian, J. Howard Adkins. The collection spans primarily the 19th and 20th centuries with material drawn from a variety of commercial, cultural and religious enterprises primarily related to Delmarva, but also including references to Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. A smaller portion of the collection includes documents sourced from the National Society DAR Library in Washington, D.C. outlining members of the local militia (Somerset, Worcester and Dorchester Counties) who took “Oaths of Fidelity”during the American Revolutionary period and the War of 1812, locally written histories of Riverton, Salisbury, Vienna, Sharptown, Mardela, Barren Creek, the Bradley family among others.

Identifier: 1984.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Supply Tax Lists

by Ford, HaroldMcCabe, Tilghman JuniorSinks, John D. (1778 – 2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital copy of the Maryland Supply Tax lists documenting the property owner's name, geographic location, trac name where applicable including real and personal property ie: land and slaves, 1778-1783.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records
Identifier: 2014.071
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anne Gootee Henderson collection

by Henderson, Anne Gootee (1779 – 1943)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical information regarding the Metcalf and Marsh families. There is a marriage license for a Joseph Metcalf and Roberta Hammon. There is also a list of birth dates, death dates, and marriages for the Metcalf families. The Marsh families have a list of family members names, with a funeral news clipping for Franklin Marsh.

Associated Subjects: Marsh Family • Metcalf Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.068
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tisinger Collection

by Unknown (1779 – 1975)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Tisinger Collection is a detailed genealogy on the Hudson Family of Worcester County, Maryland. The collection contains census data, marriage licenses, and birth and death dates of the Hudson family.

Associated Subjects: Hudson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Daniel Family Collection

by Unknown (1780 – 1977)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Daniel Family collection contains genealogical history of the Daniel family. The main focus is on Travis Daniel, Mary Wallace, and David Wallace, of Somerset County, Maryland in the mid 1800s. Along with a family history, there are wills and deeds for the three people mentioned.

Associated Subjects: Daniel Family • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 1987.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

United States and Maryland Pictorial Collection

by Unknown (1781 – 1945)

1 box (0.75 linear feet)

This collection contains a pictorial history of the American Soldier, Abraham Lincoln and locations within Maryland. It also includes printed articles about locations in this area including Poplar Hill Mansion and the Nassawango Iron Furnace. An article on Beverly Farm House discusses how it almost became Napoleon Bonaparte's final resting place. Most notably is a published poem by prominent Eastern Shoreman, William B. Tilghman about his home in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Art • Education • Military History • Photography
Identifier: 2008.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cato Family papers

by Cato, Joanna Hauk (1782 – 1980)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (3.75 linear feet)

Cato Family papers document the family activities and lineage of the Cato and Wyche families of Greensville County, Virginia and Salisbury, Maryland spanning two centuries. Hand-drawn lineage charts as well as land deeds, account bills, correspondence, and photographs are included and document the extensive family ancestry.

Associated Subjects: Cato Family • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 2013.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Papers of J. Millard Tawes

by Crisfield Heritage FoundationTawes, J. Millard (1782 – 1994)

61 boxes,  7 oversize folders (75 linear feet)

The Papers of J. Millard Tawes consist of the political and personal papers of J. Millard Tawes and of historic Maryland records. The collection documents Tawes’ career as a politician from 1930-1979, including his service as the 54th Governor of Maryland from 1959-1967. It contains speeches, correspondence, photographs, publications and ephemera offering insight into fifty years of state and national politics. The collection includes Tawes’ speeches on the Freedom Riders and on the Cambridge Riots of 1963. It also includes correspondence between Tawes and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

Associated Subjects: Civil Rights Movement • Economics • Education • Environment • Government • Politics • Tawes Family
Identifier: 2017.060
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trader and Garretson Collection

by Unknown (1782 – 1996)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Trader and Garretson Collection contain personal information on Purnell Trader and Leah Garretson. There is also a land survey and land plat for Adaline Trader. There is also genealogical information on the Groves and Tuitt families. The last included material is a brochure for the Adkins Farm in Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Groves Family • Trader Family • Truitt Family • Land Records • Genealogy
Identifier: 2009.122
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bill Satterfield collection

by Satterfield, Bill (1783 – 1945)

15 folders,  1 oversize folder (0.2 linear feet)

The Bill Satterfield collection documents life in the United States from circa 1783 to 1905 and as a soldier in World War II from 1943 to 1945, although the collection dates from 1783 to 1945. This collection includes foreign currency, bonds from various railroad companies, correspondence between friends and family members, receipts of purchasing powder, a church report, a witness record for Seaborn Goodall, a labor agreement between Samuel Wayde and Nathan Lapstein, return of compensation of land to William Nathan Harper, a blank account book, two copies of The Church Quarterly Lesson Leaflet for Middle and Senior Grades, a 1906 almanac, an U.S. Army worship bulletin, a 1943 map of Naples, Italy, and The Story of the Corps of Military Police.

Identifier: SC2019.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

E. Niel Carey papers

by Carey, E. Niel (1783 – 2016)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The papers of E. Niel Carey collectively document his professional endeavors as an educator and facilitator of career education at the Maryland State Board of Education and the National Council on Career Advancement, 1967-1997. Records include his service in the United States Air Force; however, the majority of materials focus on the development of career education as one of the first programs of its kind. Additionally, records document Carey’s publication activities and public service. A transcription of a 1783 letter written by Carey's ancestor is attached.

Associated Subjects: Carey Family • Education
Identifier: 2015.180
Repository: Local History Archives
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Samuel Dawson family papers

by Dawson, Samuel (1783 – 1920)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Samuel Dawson family papers document the activities of Dawson of Virginia and his descendants before, during and after the Civil War from 1783-1920 with the bulk of the material dating from 1861-1868. Materials include legal judgment and the estate inventory of Samuel Dawson, a receipt for horses sold to the Confederacy by Samuel A. Dawson, a diary written by Charles G. Dawson documenting his experience in the Gettysburg campaign, a record of family slaves, a handwritten cookbook and a travel account from Philadelphia to Fauquier, Va. by Henrietta Horner Wyeth during the 1860s as well as Dawson and Cooper family histories. Also included is a handwritten constitution for the Society of the Cincinnati and an abstracts of correspondence from General Thomas Jesup from his campaigns in Florida during the Seminole Wars.

Identifier: 2013.093
Repository: Local History Archives
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Henrietta Jones Moore collection

by Moore, Henrietta (1784 – 2016)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (4 linear feet)

The Henrietta Jones Moore collection documents several historical aspects of Eastern Shore history including Salisbury and Cambridge, Maryland and Cape Charles, Virginia. Documenting materials include family history, religion, education, and economic perspectives through essays, ephemera, newspaper clippings, obituaries and photographs from 1860-1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1948.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newspapers • Religious History • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 1991.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Washington Academy Collection

by Unknown (1784 – 1939)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Washington Academy Collection contains general historical information about Washington Academy. Within the collection, there are some board meeting minutes, some photographs, and some personal letters. The majority of the collection focuses on 1892, and includes the programs and ceremonies performed that year.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1987.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bethlehem Methodist Church Records (Taylor's Island, Md.)

by Bethlehem Methodist Church (1785 – 1978)

4 cartons (4.6 linear feet)

The Bethlehem Methodist Church Records document the membership and activities of the Dorchester County church, as well as Taylor's Island's Methodist congregation before the official church's establishment in 1858. This collection includes minutes from church conferences, membership rolls and congregation registers, and records from meetings, contribution records, Sunday school records, attendance lists, marriage licenses, deeds, and other material related to the church's history.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records) • Religious History
Identifier: 2001.004
Repository: Local History Archives
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Captain William Edward Wheatley papers

by Wheatley, William Edward (1786 – 1921)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The Captain William Edward Wheatley papers document the commercial activities of the Sussex County, Delaware merchant. Wheatley bought, sold, traded, and shipped quantities of wood (including planks and shingles), ashes, agricultural produce, and more to markets mostly in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Included are his correspondence from 1843 to 1873, mostly from merchants including his son William in Philadelphia; Laurel and Broad Creek, Delaware real estate indentures, deeds, and legal agreements that date between 1786 and 1884; twelve notebooks and ledgers documenting the repair of scows and Wheatley's trade between 1822 and 1862; business receipts dating between 1814 and1873; and printed ephemera and loose papers dating between 1854 and 1921. Three indentures relate to an 1862-1863 real estate transaction between Wheatley and an African American, Isaac Morris.

Associated Subjects: Business • Maritime • Wheatley Family
Identifier: 2018.075
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection

by Hall, Rob (1789 – 1987)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection documents various Eastern Shore families and their activities from 1789-1987, with the bulk of the records dating from 1885-1920. Eastern Shore communities are documented via land records, fraternal organizations, church materials including programs and the Journal of the Diocese of Easton, printed advertisements, family histories, and photographic prints.

Identifier: 1998.142
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of Perdue Farms, Inc.

by Perdue Farms, Inc.Perdue, Franklin P. (1790 – 2018)

208 boxes,  4 oversize boxes (99.08 linear feet)

The Records of Perdue Farms, Inc. consist of correspondence, agendas, memoranda, handwritten notes, reports, speeches, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, audio and video documenting the Salisbury, Maryland company Perdue Farms, Inc, which includes both Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. The collection also houses records pertaining to the Perdue Family, as well as some of Frank P. Perdue's personal papers, dating from 1790 to 2018 (though primarily from 1970 to 2000).

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Perdue Family • Sports • Personal Correspondence • Poultry • Photography
Identifier: PERDUE01
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nancy Insley Gribbon collection

by Insley Family (1792 – 1914)

6 oversize boxes (9 linear feet)

This collection is comprised of original papers including deeds, plats, wills, letters, bill of sale, mortgage, receipts, oyster lots, lease, notice, survey, and account pages in the possession of Nancy Insley Gribbon relating to the Insley and allied families of Somerset County, Maryland. The original documents have been photocopied and these photocopies are housed with the original documents. The date range of the material is from 1792 until 1914.

Associated Subjects: Insley Family • Land Records • Oysters
Identifier: 2000.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Furbush Family Papers

by Furbush, George WashingtonFurbush, Mary Russell (1793 – 1918)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains assorted letters and receipts found in the "Old Furbush or Old Watson" farmhouse on Wetipquin Road in Tyaskin, MD in 1977, ranging from 1840 to 1918, of Mary Russell Furbush and her husband George Washington Furbush. Other correspondents are Ebenezer Russell, Ann M. Russell Bush and Leah J. Russell Markwell, siblings of Mary Russell Furbush as well as William Birckhead, Rider and Toadvine, Dr. William H. H. Dashiell, Dr. William T. Smith and James A. J. Willing. Also, included in the collection is a 1793 Maine newspaper which can be found in oversize.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2012.090
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Somerset County Bible Society records

by Somerset County Bible Society (1794 – 2018)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Somerset County Bible Society records document the activities and extensive membership of the religious organization whose purpose was to distribute Bibles and promote further interest in the scripture. Located in Somerset County, Maryland, the organization’s records date from its inception in 1828-2018 with the bulk of the material encompassing the annual meetings and membership rosters, 1875-1986. Corresponding organization material also includes a scrapbook from annual meetings, correspondence and deposit receipts from the Maryland Bible Society and a Bible from 1794.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Religious History • Spirituality
Identifier: 2010.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Albert Laws papers

by Engle, Margaret LawsLaws, AlbertLaws, Victor JrTruitt, Maude Perdue Laws (1795 – 1997)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (10.25 linear feet)

Abstract: The Albert Laws papers consist of the official and personal records of Albert Laws, and the family records of Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr., and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The collection documents Albert Laws’ career as an officer in the United States Army, including his service in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine-American War from 1889-1908. The papers include a photograph album and ephemera from the West Point Class of 1893; correspondence, documents and photographs of the 24th US Infantry and 35th Infantry, USV; an eyewitness account of the Battle of San Juan Hill; and a proclamation signed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The papers also include Albert Laws’ personal correspondence from 1889-1908, with notes by his niece, Margaret Laws Engle. The collection also documents the family genealogy of the Bacon, Laws and Truitt families of Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland from 1795-1997. The papers include the personal correspondence and financial records of William L. Laws from 1853-1924 and genealogical notes from Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The papers also include a survey from 1795, records of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA from 1862 and a business ledger from 1864-1896.

Identifier: 1991.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Guy Peck collection

by Peck, Guy (1795 – 1979)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (1.75 linear feet)

The Guy Peck collection documents Peck’s devotion to history through the documents he acquired and includes those on education and business practices. Records date from 1795-1979 with the bulk of the material dating from 1915-1940. Specifically, records document the education and life of Conrad or Conard Williams, an African American man from Eden, Maryland who studied at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and the secretarial training of Elva Chandler who attended Goldey College in Wilmington, Delaware. Monetary transactions are also documented through a wide variety of receipts, goods purchased and accounting practices from different Eastern Shore families including Hitch and Ruark. Military research on the 1943 Algiers Campaign and correspondence from an enlistee to his mother during the Korean War is also included.

Identifier: 1999.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Recipes Collection

by St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church (1800 – 1999)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Various recipes from the Eastern Shore, including a published cookbook entitled, "Eastern Shore Vittles" compiled by the Junior Guild.

Associated Subjects: Recipes
Identifier: 2006.257
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George B. Cropper collection

by Cropper, George B. (1800 – 1900s)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The George B. Cropper collection contains topographical surveys of Ocean City, created by George B. Cropper. There are also transcriptions of original 19th Century land deeds and parceling of land, and right-of-way and other 20th Century governmental agreements.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 2006.160
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Godfrey Family Collection

by Williams, Margaret F. (1800 – 1946)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Godfrey Family Collection contains genealogical information on the Godfrey family. Included in the collection are letters from members of the Godfrey family who sent Margaret William a quick description of their life. There are also lists of family member birth, death, and marriage dates.

Associated Subjects: Godfrey Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mia Vye collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1911)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains artifacts from the donor's grandfather of Talbot County, Maryland. Included is the Ulster County (NY) Gazette dated January 4, 1800 discussing the John Fries's Rebellion in Pennsylvania and a poem submitted by a young lady about the death of George Washington. Additionally, this collection contains a copy of "All That's Lovely" published in 1907, and two copies of Harpers Weekly one from 1878 and the other seems to be Civil War Era.

Identifier: 2011.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Minson Family Collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Minson Family Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Minos family. There are multiple drafts contains information on three male members of the family: William Minson (1800-1860), Utillis Minson (1843- ), and Alexander Minson (1832-1922). The genealogy information details birth, death, and marriage dates, along with the location of those dates. There is also information for each child of the three focused men.

Associated Subjects: Minson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1997.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tudor Hall Collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1961)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains various photographs from the Tudor Hall and family photo albums of the Webster and Ballard families.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Ballard Family • Webster Family
Identifier: 1997.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico County Library Photograph Collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1900)

2 folders (1 linear feet)

This collection contains various photographs from the 19th Century and early 20th Century, as well as postcards, greeting cards, and an autograph book.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: 2009.409
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polk Family History Collection

by Polk Family (1801 – 1994)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Polk Family History Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Polk family. Specifically, the collection is focusing on the descendants of John Polk. The genealogy contains birth and death dates. There are postcards from Berlin, Maryland from Wade Polk and his wife. There are also printed photographs of a Polk family house in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Polk Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.049
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tawes and Porter Geneology Research Collection

by Trader, James R. (1802 – 1997)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Tawes and Porter Geneology Research Collection contains genealogical information on the Tawes and Porter family. James R. Trader researched the family, and compiled the genealogy into a family tree. There are also secondary articles pertaining to the family histories.

Associated Subjects: Porter Family • Tawes Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Newtown Historic District Collection

by Unknown (1805 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Newtown Historic District Collection contains historical information on the architecture of the Historical Newtown District in Salisbury, Maryland. The collection contains notes detailing different architectural influences from different time periods within the district. There are also maps of the district to understand how it looks. There are brochures for houses and businesses in the district. The collection also includes the names of people who have lived in the district from 1805-1970.

Associated Subjects: Architecture
Identifier: 1993.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joe and Carolyn Waller Ballou Family Papers

by Joe and Carolyn Ballou (1810 – 2008)

3 cartons,  2 oversize folders (3 linear feet)

The Waller Family Collection is a genealogical collection relating to the Waller family from 1606-2008 with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1982-1998. The majority of the collection contains genealogical information of the direct line of the Waller family as well as the various extended family lines. The collection also includes topical publications on Somerset County and the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland as well as online and genealogical research manuals. The collection documents the family with images, newspaper clippings, tax documents, church and census documents, and letters.

Identifier: 2022.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edward Stevenson Ledger Transcription Collection

by Green, AnnStevenson, Edward (1811 – 1957)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a 1957 transcription by Anne Green of a business ledger believed to have belonged to Edward Stevenson, a merchant from Newtown, Maryland. The transcription includes various business transactions between the dates of January 1811 to November 1812.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2010.062
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Betty Murrell Collection

by Murrell, Betty (1815 – 2012)

1 oversize folder,  5 boxes (7.5 linear feet)

The Betty Murrell Collection spans from 1815 (copy) – 2012 and consists of Elizabeth (Betty) Gillis Murrell’s personal documents from her family and finances, local history books and records for the Salisbury and Delmar area, and genealogical research for local families. The collection also includes newspaper articles and a hand-drawn map of Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Murrell Family
Identifier: 2011.161
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Laws papers

by Laws, Lester (1816 – 1994)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (10.5 linear feet)

The Lester Laws papers consist of the records of Laws Construction Company and of the personal papers of Lester Laws and of his family from 1816 to 1994. The collection contains advertising, photographs, financial ledgers, correspondence, receipts and blueprints offering insight into the development of the infrastructure of the Delmarva Peninsula between 1920 and 1959. The company records include dozens of advertisements for construction equipment, tools and building materials and photographs of construction projects in progress. The collection also includes Lester Laws’ genealogy notes, and the personal papers of his daughter, Helen Laws Pomar. Pomar attended Salisbury State Teachers College, now Salisbury University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Her college score reports, military manuals, and copies of a post-newspaper from Camp White, Oregon, provide a glimpse into the educational and military experience of women in the 1930s and 1940s.

Associated Subjects: Business • Construction • Genealogy • Laws Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 1995.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Loveta M. Schweers Collection

by Unknown (1816 – 1893)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains various photographs and portraits of the J. McMadden family.

Associated Subjects: Photography • McMadden Family
Identifier: 1991.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Elsie A. Tourville collection

by Unknown (1819 – 1918)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains a rough draft, appendices, and other ephemera relating to Elsie A. Tourville's publication on book collector and Wicomico County Church Father, Isaac Levin English. English's books were transferred to the Burgess Eastern Shore Early Americana Museum in Marion Station, Maryland. Tourville's book is a detailed list of those books transferred.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 1983.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Amy Crittenden papers

by Crittenden, Amy (1820 – 1991)

2 cartons,  1 oversize folder (1.75 linear feet)

The Amy Crittenden papers documents the research that contributed to Amy Crittenden’s graduate thesis at Salisbury University. Amy Crittenden’s thesis entitled Southern sympathies: The Civil War on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on the Civil War in Dorchester and Worcester counties. The collection includes drafts of the thesis, biographies of local figures, newspapers, as well as ledgers from local businesses. In addition research related to the Confederate and Union armies. The Amy Crittenden Papers dates from 1820-1991, with the bulk of the material dating to her graduate research from 1990-1991

Identifier: 1998.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George Chevallier Collection

by George Chevallier (1820 – 2010)

4 boxes (2 linear feet)

The George Chevallier Collection documents Salisbury and Delmarva history through a variety of business ephemera and other documents, especially related to fruit, vegetable, and seafood canning. The series includes business advertisements, letterheads, receipts, and more primarily ranging from the 1880s to the 1940s. Manuscript items in the collection date back to 1820 and include financial notes, deeds, and correspondence. The collection includes many postcards (especially of local motels), directories, yearbooks, and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Directories • Education • Graphic arts
Identifier: 2018.079
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nutters Election House Collection

by Wicomico Historical Society (1820 – 1986)

3 boxes,  13 oversize folders (22.75 linear feet)

The Nutters Election House Collections consists of over 2,500 objects and archival items from national state and local political campaigns spanning from 1820-1986. The archival portion of the collection consists of nearly 700 items covering aspects of local, state, and national political campaigns from advertisement to completion. Additionally, the collection contains newspapers, as well as some general business concerning the Nutters Election House Museum.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Newspapers • Politics • Voting
Identifier: WHS2001.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Porter, Humphreys, Fears Collection

by Trader, James R. (1820 – 2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Porter, Humphreys, Fears Collection contains biographical information on Richard Twilley Porter, Frederick E. Humphreys, and Alfred B. Fears. The research was conducted by James R. Trader, who wanted to identify three gravestones, and the life of those people. The majority of the research revolves around Frederick E. Humphreys who was the first person to fly a plane alone.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1999.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Middleton collection

by Middleton, William (1821 – 1999)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The William Middleton collection documents the financial records of Joshua Hamblin located in Worcester County, Maryland, and ephemera from Wicomico and Worcester counties, Maryland. The materials date from 1821-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1869 and document the financial records of Joshua Hamblin which include receipts, court records, and land records. The materials from Joshua Hamblin came from William Middleton’s grandmother Margaret M. Middleton, who is the granddaughter of Joshua Hamblin. Wicomico and Worcester County ephemera is documented by tourism brochures and menus from local restaurants.

Associated Subjects: Business • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2014.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Covington papers

by Covington, Charles (1822 – 2014)

1 carton,  2 boxes (2 linear feet)

The papers of Rev. Charles Covington document his enthusiasm for the Methodist church from 1822-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1974. Over the course of his career, Rev. Covington obtained numerous bulletins, booklets and ephemera documenting the many Methodist, United Methodist and Methodist Episcopal Churches across the state of Delaware from Wilmington to Delmar and also includes those on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also documented is military memorabilia from the time that he served as a United States Army Chaplin.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Methodism
Identifier: 2011.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Evelyn Jefferson Fox papers

by Cator FamilyFox, Evelyn Jefferson (1822 – 1927)

1 box,  1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

The Evelyn Jefferson Fox papers document the activities of her family members who resided on Taylor’s Island and in Federalsburg, Maryland. Records document the family’s activities through nineteenth-century correspondence and photographs. Two photographic scrapbooks from 1910-1920 also document the cultural landscape and family activities through photographic images and newspaper clippings of Ocean City, Federalsburg, and Taylors Island.

Associated Subjects: Cator Family • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: 1989.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester County Court records

by Worcester County Court (1823 – 1991)

22 boxes,  1 folder (24 linear feet)

Worcester County Court records consist of records of the Register of Wills, the Orphans’ Court, the Circuit Court, and the Department of Public Works of Worcester County, Maryland from 1823-1991. The bulk of collection is related to the settlement of estates from 1825-1919. These estate vouchers, or debts owed by and to the deceased, include those not only of white farmers, merchants and attorneys, but also of Robert Henry, an African American ship captain, and of Wong Bong, a Chinese laborer. Among Henry’s estate vouchers is a receipt from 1905 for repairs to the schooner BEERSHEBA, while among Bong’s estate vouchers is an example of Chinese calligraphy from 1914. The collection includes papers of Thomas D. Purnell, a Register of Wills, from 1890-1897, and of William Kerbin, an attorney, from 1921-1930. It also includes circuit court records of the dissolution of a business partnership between Calvine Howerton and William Duncan from 1916-1931, and records of the Department of Public Works from 1948-1991. The collection offers insight not only into Worcester County’s legal proceedings, but also into the diversity of the county’s population and into two centuries of the county’s economic development and growth.

Associated Subjects: Last Will and Testament • Judicial System
Identifier: 2014.161
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment
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Serrell Family Collection

by Beahm, Laura SerrellDemetre, AndreOdier, AdolpheOdier, AntoineOdier, JamesSerrell, AndrewSerrell, EdithSerrell, Jeanne M. Demetre (1824 – 2020)

15 cartons,  1 drawer (20 linear feet)

The Serrell Family Collection documents the personal and family history of Andrew Serrell (1923-2018) including the Serrell family, Demetre family, Odier family, and other ancestors. Personal items relating to Andrew Serrell's career in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1974 include pilot logs, photographs, naval orders, and other service-related documents. Serrell's paternal family, including the puppeteer Edith Serrell, lived primarily in Dobbs Ferry, New York and are documented through photographs, correspondence, and other documents. Serrell's maternal family--the Demetre and Odier families--frequently went back and forth between France, New Orleans, and New York City. This branch of the family is heavily documented through family histories, correspondence, photographs, drawings, and business papers. There are also three framed portrait paintings and several artifacts.

Identifier: SC2018.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Waugh United Methodist Church collection

by Waugh United Methodist Church (1826 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a booklet written by Shirley Jackson in 1991 entitled "The One-Hundred Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Waugh United Methodist Church."

Associated Subjects: Pamphlet
Identifier: 2007.125
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Peter Whaley Collection

by Whaley, Peter W. (circa 1827, 2009)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2 linear feet)

This collection contains financial, personal, and business documents from the Whaley, Dale, and Watson families of the Eastern Shore from 1827-1944. This includes insurance papers, railroad receipts, letters, and bills from the Whaley and Dale family, as well as receipts and papers from Mrs. M. Pasha Watson’s funeral business. The collection also consists of several maps of Maryland and Delaware, dating 1901-2009.

Associated Subjects: Dale Family • Watson Family • Whaley Family
Identifier: 2021.058
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ralph Gootee Collection

by Gootee, Ralph L. Jr. (1827 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Ralph Gootee Collection covers local history of Laurel, Delaware, with Gootee genealogy history. Ralph L. Gootee Jr. marked every grave within Laurel, Delaware with a description of who was buried there. There is also a detailed description of Gootee family members births, marriages, and deaths.

Associated Subjects: Gootee Family • Genealogy • Death Records
Identifier: 1992.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Arthur Leonard collection

by Unknown (1828 – 1950)

2 cartons,  1 oversize box (3.5 linear feet)

The Arthur Leonard collection takes a look at mid to late 19th century Salisbury through photographs and print material. Series one centers on the economic life of Salisbury. It includes advertising, printed material and photographs of many of the leading and lesser known companies including oil drilling.

Associated Subjects: Business • Graphic Arts
Identifier: 1990.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Elmer Ruark papers

by Ruark, Elmer (1830 – 1970)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

The Elmer Ruark papers document the religious work of the former mayor of Salisbury, Maryland. The collection spans Ruark’s research into the history of Allen Memorial Baptist Church of Salisbury. In addition, the records include research and publications related to Rev. Noah Davis, founder of the Baptist Publication Society; Elmer Ruark and Noah Davis are distant relatives. The collection dates from 1830-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1958.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Baptists • Religious History
Identifier: 2015.072
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Grace Atkinson Morris papers

by Morris, Grace Atkinson (1832 – 1992)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.75 linear feet)

The Grace Atkinson Morris papers document her genealogical research on families from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with materials dating from 1832-1992, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1979-1992. The papers identify the genealogical connections between the Atkinson, Riggin, Miller, and Trehearne families of Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Documents within the collection include Grace’s handwritten notes, her correspondence with genealogists and relatives, Atkinson family ledgers, and family photographs.

Associated Subjects: Atkinson Family • Genealogy • Miller Family • Morris Family • Riggin Family • Trehearne Family
Identifier: 1984.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Old School Baptist Church publication

by Beebe, Gilbert (1832 – 1890)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a CD entitled "Signs of the Times" and informational page on the preservation of a self-proclaimed ultra-conservative Old School Baptist organization. The CD contains the digitized version of the semi-monthly Old School Baptist publication, "Signs of Times," which was edited by Gilbert Beebe.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Religious History • Baptists
Identifier: 2013.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pittsville Historical Material collection

by Unknown (1832 – 1982)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a photocopy of an agreement between Benjamin H. Byrd and James M. Fooks in 1832. In the agreement Byrd and Fooks entered into a partnership to open a store located in Derrickson's Crossroads now Pittsville.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.352
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William H. Wroten Papers

by Wroten, William (1832 – 2011)

10 cartons,  1 box (10.5 linear feet)

Dr. William H. Wroten was an Easton native and worked as a professor and chairman for the history and political science departments at Salisbury University for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1980. The majority of Dr. Wroten's collection is his research notes, which cover a large number of topics such as Assateague, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, pirates, and the history of the Delmarva area. Dr. Wroten's teaching materials include articles and notes he had for specific topics, such as the American Civil War, Native American history, early colonial life, and local history, as well as syllabi and research papers from students. Included in this collection are also a number of his published articles from his newspaper column as well as scripts from his TV program on WBOC.

Identifier: 1990.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Howard and Marvin E. Cox Ledger and Journal

by Cox, HowardCox, Marvin (1838 – 1982)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Howard and Marvin E. Cox Ledger and Journal contains detailed handwritten vital information on individuals in Nanticoke and other Wicomico County communities, in addition to narratives recorded by Howard and Marvin Cox. Included are records listing marriages (1865-1979) and deaths (1838-1982) with a separate section for African American deaths (1898-1980). At the end of the ledger is a journal written by Marvin Cox from 1918 to 1964 describing the oyster and construction business in the community, including the meeting minutes of the Willing Workers of Nanticoke. The entire ledger is transcribed and attached to the finding aid.

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Ledger
Identifier: 2012.058
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Doctor's Journal of H.B. Mathiot

by Mathiot, Henry Bernard (1839 – 1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This medical journal was written between 1839 and 1891 by H.B. Mathiot, a physician who lived in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. Included are notes on anatomy, recipes for medicine, lists of patients (races noted), and recording of births. Mathiot studied medicine in Newark, Ohio from 1837 to 1840 and began practicing in Smithfield, Pennsylvania afterwards. He eventually graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1852. Mathiot was also ordained as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1872; there is a list of people whom he married. The transcribed journal is attached.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Medical History • Science • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Emerson C. Harrington collection

by Harrington, EmersonState of Maryland (1839 – 2004)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (80.5 linear feet)

The Emerson C. Harrington collection documents the prolific legal career of the former state of Maryland Governor and his son, attorney Emerson C. Harrington Jr. The bulk of the collection, direct from their law office, located in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, is comprised of law books that include the Laws of Maryland,1839-1939; The Maryland Reports, Vol. 1, 1851 – Vol. 380, 2004; and Decisions of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Vol. 1-34, 1883. In addition to the legal volumes, the materials include a series of photographic prints of the city of Cambridge, and speeches presented at the Maryland Club during dinners and parties in the mid to late 1960s and early 1970s.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records
Identifier: 2017.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Phillips collection

by Phillips, Joseph (1839 – 1907)

12 folders (0.12 linear feet)

This genealogical collection includes the Phillips family papers along with a small portion of material dealing with area life such as a Pennsylvania Railroad Timetable. Also includes a photocopy of the farming and business account ledger of the family from Hebron, Maryland, 1920-1929.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Phillips Family
Identifier: 1983.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bay Street Property (Berlin, MD) Records

by Unknown (1840 – 2010)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains various papers and histories related to the historic house on 16 Bay Street in Berlin, Worcester County, MD. The collection includes various photographs, compact discs containing maps, layouts, and histories of the Burkhead property, as well as miscellaneous histories, land and court records of Worcester County, MD itself.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Historic Preservation
Identifier: 2010.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maddox Genealogy Collection

by Maddox Family (1840 – 1942)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Maddox Genealogy Collection contains family records over the Maddox family. The Maddox family records are taken from their family bible. The information contains birth, death, and marriage dates for the family. The majority of the collection dates from 1850s-1950s.

Associated Subjects: Maddox Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2005.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Benjamin Marsh Diary

by Marsh, Benjamin F. (1841 – 1922)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Photocopied diary of Benjamin F. Marsh, (1841-1922), he was a native of Smith Island, Somerset County, Maryland. The diary documents Marsh's life on Smith Island along with national events from around 1900-1905. Transcribed by his daughters, Addie, Sadie and Sally.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men)
Identifier: 2011.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bethesda United Methodist Church records

by Bethesda United Methodist Church (1841 – 1992)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains the following ephemera from Bethesda United Church in Salisbury, Maryland and includes: "A History of Bethesda Methodist Church 1841-1964," "A History of Bethesda Methodist Church 1841-1964, 1965-1976," "Sunday-School Rally Bethesda Methodist Protestant Church September 29, 1912," "Bethesda United Methodist Church" circa 1995, "Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1987," and "Bethesda United Church, Salisbury, Maryland:1841-1992."

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2005.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henrietta Moore Wicomico County collection

by Unknown (1841 – 1994)

10 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Henrietta Moore Wicomico County collection contains a variety of material covering activities in Wicomico County, Maryland. Included in the collection are news clippings covering changes in the Methodist Church on the Eastern Shore, activities and history of the American Legion Maryland Department including treasure's reports and meeting minutes, clippings on people related to Salisbury University; pages from the Gordy Family Bible along with photos, planning and publicity activities relating to the 50th High School reunion of the 1939 class of Wicomico High School and an article on the class of 1979 High School graduates.

Associated Subjects: Gordy Family • Methodism
Identifier: 2005.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sylvia Bradley collection

by Bradley, Sylvia (1841 – 1993)

7 boxes,  2 oversize folders (7 linear feet)

The Sylvia Bradley collection documents her research on the history and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula with materials dating from 1841-1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970-1989. The documents encompass research done by Bradley on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for several of her published histories and articles, including Mardela Springs, Maryland: a History. Documents within the collection include manuscripts on Eastern Shore women during the Civil War, student papers, Berlin Advance newspapers, correspondence regarding Delmarva, and photographs of Eastern Shore cities.

Identifier: 1984.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henrietta Byrd papers

by Byrd, Henrietta (1842 – 1891)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The Henrietta Byrd papers are deeds, wills, lease, transactions, and correspondence of a 19th Century businesswomen in Salisbury, Maryland, 1842-1891. Following the death of her husband, Henrietta sought legal counsel from Congressmen and Attorney, John Rankin Franklin, to understand her rights as a widowed entrepreneur in the Antebellum Era. She later owned at least two properties, including the “Wicomico House,” which was four-story restaurant and hotel on Main Street, Salisbury.

Associated Subjects: Business • Land Records • Women's History
Identifier: 1996.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Miles Family survey collection

by Miles, Samuel F.Miles, William Ballard Jr.Miles, William Ballard Sr.Miles, William F.W. (1842 – 1978)

11 cartons (11 linear feet)

The Miles Family survey collection documents numerous Eastern Shore land boundaries. Until the mid-twentieth century, the state of Maryland did not emphasis accuracy of land surveys or the collection of deeds. The work of the Miles family allowed the State of Maryland to utilize original Eastern Shore deeds to legally designate boundary and partition lines. In numerous cases, the Miles’ family records were the only form of land documentation on the Eastern Shore. Consequently, the State of Maryland legally recognized the Miles Family Survey Collection in the court of law and have been used to settle land disputes such as the D379 Assateague Island Land suit. The collection has been the basis for issuing boundary lines, prep construction areas, mapmaking, and engineering. Many of the plats, surveys, and deeds are predominately from Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico counties, but the collection also extends to the Upper Shore of Maryland, Delaware in Kent and Sussex, and Accomack County, Virginia. The collection is narrowed into election districts. The materials date from 1842-1978 with the bulk of the material dates from 1929-1977.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Land Records
Identifier: 1984.113
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Scott Family Papers

by Lankford, Scott, and Porter families (1842 – 1995)

2 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The Scott family papers document the Scott, Marshall, and Lankford families of Princess Anne, Maryland from 1842 to 1995, though primarily from the 1880s to the 1940s. Included are four photograph albums and many other photos; correspondence, autograph books, and programs related to Washington High School from Harriet "Hattie" Marshall Scott; Second World War correspondence and Boy Scouts of America documents from William Marshall Scott; World War II homefront and Somerset County Board of Education materials from Jeanette Gore Scott; and handwritten poetry and autograph books of Sally and Mollie Porter.

Identifier: 2007.084
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mears Family collection

by Unknown (1843 – 1957)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Mears Collection contains birth and death records from the Mears family bible, as well as a certificate of marriage between William Mears and Virginia Belwade on December 20, 1866. The collection also contains a photograph of Ellen Mears.

Associated Subjects: Mears Family
Identifier: 2009.115
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papers

by Gunby, CarolineWatts, Eleanor Watts (1845 – 1999)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papers document the travels and fifty year teaching career of Caroline Gunby and the genealogical research of her niece, Eleanor Gunby Watts. The eclectic collection from Somerset County, Md. dates from 1845 to 1999, with the bulk from 1920 to 1956. It includes a doctor’s bill for the treatment of slaves in 1845, historical records from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marion, Md., and Caroline Gunby’s cross-country travel diary from 1939.

Associated Subjects: Education • Genealogy • Religious History
Identifier: 2006.287
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

L.W. Gunby papers

by Gunby, L.W. (1845 – 1991)

7 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (9.5 linear feet)

The L.W. Gunby papers consist of the personal papers of L.W. Gunby and of his family and of the records of his businesses on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1845 to 1991. The collection contains financial ledgers and hundreds of letters, deeds, mortgages, stock certificates and tax returns, offering insight into a century of economic life on the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes the testimonial of Rev. George Handy Wailes on the occasion of Gunby’s selection as Salisbury’s Man of the Year in 1936. Wailes, the Visiting Professor of Hebrew at Princeton Theological Seminary, honors Gunby’s business and civic contributions to the city of Salisbury. The collection also includes a scrapbook commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Gunby’s Hardware in 1972.

Associated Subjects: Fooks Family • Graham Family • Gunby Family • Business
Identifier: 2001.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

The Lady's Wreath Collection

by Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control (1845 – 1930)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a copy of the Lady's Wreath from January 1845. Additionally, this collection contains a pamphlet on birth control published in 1930 by Dr. Norman Carr in London.

Associated Subjects: Women's History
Identifier: 2014.981
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carel Langeler collection

by Langeler, Carel (1847 – 1968)

3 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (5.25 linear feet)

The Carel Langeler collection includes a considerable number of publications from late-19th to early-20th-century American society. Of particular interest are several popular literary journals, monthly magazines for women and children, and influential national publications such as Harper’s Weekly and Pucks. These publications document contemporary social and political thought in the United States from a variety of perspectives. The majority of the materials were acquired by Carel Langeler from thrift and antique stores throughout the eastern United States during the mid-20th century. The collection also includes personal material relating to Carel Langeler and his immediate family.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Literature • Youth
Identifier: 2015.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Claggett Society of Maryland collection

by Claggett Society of Maryland (1847 – 1917)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of materials referring to the "Claggett Society of Maryland" and the mitre of Bishop Claggett from the Diocese of Maryland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.190
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James R. Trader papers

by Trader, James R. (1847 – 2012)

21 cartons,  3 boxes (24 linear feet)

The papers of James R. Trader (1931-2012) cover his efforts to document family history on the Delmarva Peninsula and burial sites in Maryland through both independent research and as a member of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites (CPMBS) between 1988 and 2012. The family history research is most substantial series in the collection with particular focus on the Trader surname. The burial site research features records for sites in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. The bulk of the CPMBS records document the Coalition’s activities, correspondence, and legislative efforts while Trader served as president and on the board of directors. A small portion of the collection contains the early records of the social club, Eastern Shore Singles.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries • Clubs • Death Records • Genealogy • Trader Family • Family Life
Identifier: 2012.292
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lawrence Webster Bates Methodist Protestant Church Scrapbook Collection

by Bates, Lawrence Webster (1847, 1896)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of a scrapbook consisting mainly of clippings from newspapers concerning or by Reverend Lawrence Webster Bates and the Methodist Protestant Church.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Scrapbooks • Methodism • Protestantism
Identifier: 2012.092
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trehearne Family collection

by Unknown (1847 – 1893)

1 oversize folder (2 linear feet)

This collection contains material on the Trehearne family. Also included is a receipt into the Treasury of Maryland from 1847 from the Clerks of the County Court of Baltimore City Court and, the Methodist Advance, February 1893.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Trehearne Family • Religious History
Identifier: 1989.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Howard and Louise H. Adkins Sharptown scrapbook

by Adkins, J. HowardAdkins, Louise H. (1848 – 1911)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The J. Howard and Louise H. Adkins Sharptown Scrapbook contains a scrapbook entitled "To Speak of Many Things About Sharptown, Maryland: A Collection of Historical Bits and Pieces" by J. Howard Adkins and Louise H. Adkins. The scrapbook discusses the history of Sharptown.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2010.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Moore collection

by Moore, Joseph (1849, 2006)

10 boxes,  1 oversize folder (13 linear feet)

Joseph Moore, a Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland attorney, devoted the better part of 20-plus years to researching and writing on the trial and outcome of the murder of Green Davis and his family by Euel Lee aka Orphan Jones, 1863-2006. The series of documents culminated in the publication, “Murder on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: Race, politics, and the Case of Orphan Jones”. Records document the proceedings of the events surrounding the Davis family murders. Presentments and court materials by Lee’s attorney Bernard Ades with corresponding newspaper accounts reflect the legal proceedings of confessed murderer Euel Lee / Orphan Jones, and his ultimate death by lynching in the Baltimore County Jail, 1933. Records within this set also reflect Moore’s vested interest in Worcester County history, including the Henry and Dirickson families, as well as the Civil War, specifically Purnell’s Legion, and the freedmen of color who served for the Union and Confederate Armies. Photostatic copies of manumissions, and general enrollment records for the duration of the war, as well as an original receipt for enslaved persons in 1863, reveal Moore’s commitment to Worcester County, Maryland.

Identifier: 1998.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert L. Burton Collection

by Shepherd, James S.Stockly, John (1849 – 1919)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The collection contains a letter dated November 16, 1849 and is between two brothers John and Aynes Stockly. The second folder contains a report on the land office of Maryland dated 1919, and a book celebrating 150 years of banking on the Eastern Shore dated 1955.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2006.164
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Parker Fondes papers

by Parker-Fondes Family (1849 – 1997)

6 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

The Robert Parker Fondes papers document the lives of the Fondes-Parker family from 1849-1997 in Parsonsburg, Maryland and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. Documenting materials include financial records of the Parker family, family heirlooms, photographs, and newspaper articles on Robert Parker Fondes’ genealogical research. The bulk of the materials span from 1920-1955, documenting the farming business and personal lives of Clifford and Maude Parker. Correspondence pertaining to family events is also included.

Identifier: 1990.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ancestral Record Book of Alan Tybalt Harrison and Butler Family Book CD

by Goodman, Mary M. ButlerHarrison, Alan Tybalt (circa 1850, 1996)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains an ancestral record book documenting the family tree of Alan Tybalt Harrison through genealogical information paired with portrait photographs. The book covers families in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York including the Harrisons, Butlers, Johnstons, Lelands, and more. Photographs date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also included is a CD with the Butler Family Book by Mary M. Butler Goodman, revised in 1996.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Photography
Identifier: 2018.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Coulbourne Family History Collection

by Unknown (1850 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Coulbourne Family History Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Coulbourn Family. The documents date back to Joshua James Coulbourne, (1850-1926). The information details obituary records of family members, along with family bible information about the lineage detailing birth and death dates.

Associated Subjects: Coulbourne Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Laws and Hastings Families Photographs

by Hastings, Elmer F.Laws, Agnes B. (1850, 1970)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The photographs of the Laws and Hastings collection portrays an extensive family lineage of the Laws, Hastings, and Holland families of Parsonsburg and Ocean City, Maryland from 1850s and 1970s. Photographs include family portraits, individual portraits, group photos, and the family business enterprises, such as Hastings Hatchery and the family farm. These photographs were acquired over the course of several decades by granddaughters Sandra Anderson and Marlene Mumford.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2017.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Messick Family Photographs Collection

by Columbia Portrait Co. (1850 – 1920)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection consists of numerous mid-19th century to early 20th century photographs found in the barn loft of Harry Messick in Allen, Maryland. Also included is a surveyor's field book by an unknown author from 1853 to 1855. In the field book are tracts from East Princess Anne area: Woterford Corrected, Arabia, Woolf's Denn, Wolf Worth, Miles Good Luck, Middle Pasture, Foul's Meadow, Tilghman's Fortune and Turpins Choice.

Associated Subjects: Messick Family • Photography
Identifier: 2006.351
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Orlando Wootten Photograph Collection

by Wootten, Orlando (circa 1850 – 1990)

4 boxes,  3 oversize boxes (6.25 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs both taken by and collected by Orlando V. Wootten, a notable local photographer on the Delmarva Peninsula. Included in this collection are color and black and white photographs and negatives of aerial, street and nautical views of Salisbury, Maryland, Laurel, DE and surrounding regions. The collection of images captures local businesses, school buildings, public events, watercraft, natural settings and area attractions from the mid-1950s to the 1990s. There are reproductions of historic photographs of Salisbury and the Delmarva Peninsula dating back to the 1850s that Wootten collected. Also included are documents pertaining to Wootten's Coast Guard service and his family's history.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 1995.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tintype Photograph

by Unknown (1850 – 1900)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a single tintype photograph of unknown origin.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2010.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walter Thurston Photograph Collection

by Thurston, Walter (circa 1850 – 1970s)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (7.75 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs both taken by and collected by Walter C. Thurston, a skilled local photographer. Included in this collection are color and black and white photographs and negatives of aerial, street and city-scape views of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland and surrounding regions including Somerset, Dorchester and Worcester Counties and Sussex County, Delaware. The collection of images captures local businesses, school buildings, public events, neighborhoods, and area attractions from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.  Also included in the collection are historic photographs of Salisbury and the Delmarva Peninsula dating back to the 1850s that Thurston collected.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2016.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jim Jackson Delmarva ephemera collection

by Jackson, Jim (1851 – 1992)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (5.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of assorted local paper ephemera from 1852 to 1990. Most of the items originated from the George Bounds & Company of Hebron, the J. H. Farlow & Brother of Salisbury and the Wimbrow & Company of Whaleyville and William and Edwin Sirman. Included are cannery tokens from the Harold B. Kennerly & Son in Nanticoke, Maryland. Also included are over 925 postcards of Salisbury from the 19th to the 21st century arranged by subject.

Associated Subjects: Burbage Family • Canning Industry • Education • Postcards • Religious History • Transportation
Identifier: 2012.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stevens and Thomas Family Collection

by Stevens, Herman (1851 – 2019)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (1 linear feet)

This collection contains business and personal papers collected by Herman Stevens, including copies of the Daily Banner, personal photographs, certificates, obituaries, and papers from the Methodist Church. This collection also contains a large tintype portrait of a man dated circa 1870s, a large crayon portrait of a child, a copy of the Cambridge Democrat Newspaper from 1851, a 1912 cruise brochure booklet, and a July 1917 copy of National Geographic.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2021.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Avery W. Hall papers

by Hall, Avery W. (1853 – 1982)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Avery W. Hall papers document Hall’s participation as a civic leader in Salisbury Maryland and surrounding regions from 1853-1889, 1932-1982 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1970. Hall’s leadership is identified through a series of political memorabilia including correspondence from Governor Millard Tawes and Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Also included in the collection are booklets from Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency relating to Peninsula Regional Hospital and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Project.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Business
Identifier: 2000.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fairmount Academy collection

by Fairmount Academy (1853 – 1968)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

The Fairmount Academy collection contains unofficial records of students enrolled in Fairmount Academy from 1925 to 1968. The records have the names of the students, birth dates, tardies, absences, and academic information, as well as a class photograph. There are also papers of Frank Haynie, a local water-man, in this collection. Student records dating after 1945 are restricted and can only be viewed with special permission from Nabb Center staff.

Associated Subjects: Maritime
Identifier: 1984.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fletcher Genealogy Collection

by Unknown (1853 – 1919)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Fletcher Genealogy Collection contains one sheet of paper that has a list of many Fletcher family members. This genealogical collection has the birth and death dates of the people included.

Associated Subjects: Fletcher Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2008.079
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection

by Unknown (1854 – 1976)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection consists of papers and reproductions related to the Fitch family in Michigan and Wisconsin; 27 glass plate negatives from a circa 1940s Talbot County photographer; and various publications dating between 1854 and 1912 primarily related to woodworking and carpentry.

Identifier: 1992.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gunby Family papers

by Gunby FamilyHann, GeorgeHuffington, Clara Gunby (1854 – 2000)

11 boxes,  2 oversize boxes (10.25 linear feet)

The Gunby Family papers document the Gunby family lineage which began in Somerset County, Maryland in the late 17th century. Also documented are the activities of southern sympathizer Clara Gunby which occurred in Maryland and Virginia. The materials date from 1854 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1971 to 1994 when Mr. George Hann began to conduct research on the lineage of the Gunby family and associated family lines. Earlier records are included; however, they are photocopies of originals. Documenting records include Clara Gunby’s journal, family history lineage, and correspondence from George Hann to Gunby family members in the United States, Canada, England, and the South Pacific.

Identifier: 1995.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Mary Anne Pieper Collection

by Dixon, MaggiePieper, Mary AnneWhite, AnneWhite, Evelyn (1855 – 1987)

14 cartons,  1 oversize folder (17 linear feet)

This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and journals of the Dixon, White and Pieper Families of Pocomoke City, Maryland. Beginning in the mid-19th century, extensive personal correspondence between family members chronicles a broad family history over 100 years. Family bibles and photographs capture births, marriages and deaths of the Dixon and White families of Pocomoke City as well as life on the Eastern Shore in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Dixon Family • Pieper Family • White Family • Recipes • Photography • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2019.076
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Whitehaven Heritage Association collection

by Methodist Protestant Board of PublicationNorman Remington CompanySalisbury National BankSavings Bank of NanticokeThe Board of EducationThe Wicomico News (1855 – 2000)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Assorted materials from Whitehaven Heritage Association storage includes 1901 set of "The Courier" newspaper; misc. Collection includes materials donated by the Whitehaven Heritage Association, such as The Saving Bank of Nanticoke, Maryland's Bank Almanac 1920, 1923-1924, 1926, 1928 as well as several other news and church ephemera from Salisbury and Baltimore, MD from the 1920s. There are two correspondences from March 1904 to a unknown recipient from D.W. Dolbey, Jr. of the White Haven Council No. 24. Also included is correspondence from Robert L. Jeffers to Conor Ralph Bennig in 1976 related to Christian faith and one from John W. Davis to his wife in 1855. An audio cassette tape from Emily Griffon's funeral service in 2000. There is an epic poem written in 1992. Additionally, there is a series of land plats for S. W. Dolby's land created by P.S. Shockley from 1903 and 1918 and a patenet for "Hayward's Delight", 1910. Finally there is a map of Delaware with an arrow to Bethel Church.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2009.573
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Public Libraries Collection

by Wicomico County Libraries (1856 – 1985)

4 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (6.5 linear feet)

This collection includes family research, publications, photos and historical materials from the Wicomico County Free Library (now Wicomico Public Libraries). Series 1 is family research related to the Dashiell family and some materials related to other families.The Dashiell family documents consist of hand-written family history manuscripts and family trees. Two folders contain other family history research and records. The second series is historical materials. The United Fund of Wicomico County records are documents related to contributions by local businesses and the contents of scrapbooks for yearly fund drives. The 1856 school workbook contains mathematics notes. The legal records are an index of Wicomico County civil court cases, a Works Progress Administration record of workers on the Johnson Pond Spillway construction, and photo reproductions of manuscript records of postmasters of Wicomico and Somerset Counties. The Creative Works are two sheet music booklets, prints of Wicomico County sketches, and a list of winners of the Salisbury Award. The books are a pictorial history of the American Civil War from 1862, Delaware American Revolution bicentennial booklet on Caesar Rodney, A Handbook for Delmarva Archaeology, and a facsimile reproduction in book form of The Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 and First Maryland Constitution. Series 3 comprises publications of local interest and content. Series 4 consists of photos and images associated with the Salisbury and Wicomico County area. Some Words About Preservation was a publication of the Maryland Historical Trust that gave news on the status of historical site preservation. Tidewater Times contains articles related to Eastern Shore topics, as well as advertisements of area businesses. The collection of journals and journal articles consist of Maryland and Delaware archaeology articles and journals, two copies of Shellfish Digest from winter 1979, and four issues of the Old Somerset newsletter from 1985. Series 4 contains photos and images of Wicomico County and Salisbury dating from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Associated Subjects: Dashiell Family • Libraries
Identifier: 2000.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

St. Peter's Methodist Church records

by St. Peter's Methodist Church (1857 – 1984)

2 boxes,  2 folders (4.25 linear feet)

St. Peter’s Methodist Church records consist of the records of St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Hopewell, Maryland, offering insight into a Methodist congregation from 1857-1984. It contains ledgers documenting the church’s baptisms, marriages, membership, and finances. It includes a ledger recording the church’s history to 1869, and a copy of the deed uniting it with Immanuel Methodist Church in Crisfield, Maryland, in 1965. The collection also contains ephemera related to the church. It includes a photograph of volunteers repainting the church in 1954, and a program marking the church’s 200th anniversary in 1982.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2000.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Henry T. Bell papers

by Bell, Henry T. (1858 – 1918)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The papers of Henry T. Bell document land purchases in Berlin, Maryland and the business relationship conducted between Bell, his wife Lillie and the William B. Tilghman Company from 1858 – 1918 with the bulk of the material dating from 1895-1916. Also included is personal correspondence to Henry and Lillie Bell from their children and other acquaintances as well as personal account information and his last will and testament.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Business • Land Records
Identifier: 2014.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

White Family Collection

by Unknown (1858 – 1986)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The White Collection contains birth and death records of White family members taken from their family bibles. The collection also contains contains photographs of H. Stuart White, Susan Satchel (mother of Hiden M. White), and Maranda White (mother of William F. White).

Associated Subjects: White Family
Identifier: 2009.117
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph L. Bailey papers

by Bailey, Joseph (1859 – 1990)

22 boxes (30 linear feet)

This collection primarily consists of case documents, business correspondences, and personal correspondences. Within the case documents are Deeds, Wills, Inventory, Mortgages, and Accounts. There are also objects from beyond 1939 that either belonged to Esther Bailey or one of Joseph's nephews. The collection also consists of postcards, greeting cards, photographs, and newspaper articles.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Government • Politics
Identifier: 2006.145
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Whitehead-Beer Collection

by Beer, Dorothy BuehlWhitehead, Barbara BeerWhitehead, George I. Jr. (1859 – 2000)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Whitehead-Beer Collection includes the personal collections of George I. Whitehead Jr., Dorothy Buehl Beer, and Barbara Beer Whitehead. George cataloged his time in the United States Army Air Corps during World War Two from enlistment to honorary discharge. This includes special orders, flight records, awards, and other miscellaneous paperwork. He took photos during his service, along with Pesos from the Philippines. Dorothy collected magazines, newspaper clippings, and hand-written letters all about knitting. She also held onto her autograph book from Halsey Junior High School in 1935. Barbara's collection includes a Bible, various music books for piano, and a music book for guitar.

Associated Subjects: Knitting • Music • War • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2008.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Adkins Family papers

by Adkins Family (1860 – 1996)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Adkins Family papers document the well-known Eastern Shore family from Sharptown, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1860-1996 with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1930. Materials include tintypes and photographic prints of Adkins family members as well as correspondence, genealogical research and corresponding family histories.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2014.145
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Donnie Davidson collection

by Davidson, Donnie (circa 1860 – 1990s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 271-image digital collection has been amassed by Donnie Davidson and are part of his personal collection documenting baseball on Delmarva from the 1860s to the late 20th century. Included are Davidson's research notes, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, especially relating to Dorchester County baseball teams.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Programs • Photography • Newspapers
Identifier: 2019.087
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Downes Family photographs

by Unknown (1860 – 1920)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Downes Family photographs document the family circa 1860-1920 in a series of tintypes and in black and white photographic prints.

Associated Subjects: Downes Family • Photography
Identifier: 2011.158
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Humphreys Family papers

by Humphreys, Eugene W.Humphreys, Josephine (1860 – 1963)

4 cartons,  2 boxes (5 linear feet)

The Humphreys family papers document the educational and social activities of Dr. Eugene and Josephine Humphreys and their children who lived at 105 Broad Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Materials date from 1867-1963 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890-1933 including correspondence, educational, economic and photographic materials of the family. Also documented through correspondence, legal records, and photographs are boarders who resided with the Humphreys and associated families including Mary Gordon Toadvine, Joseph and Mary Graham and John D. Williams.

Associated Subjects: Business • Graham Family • Humphreys Family • Medical History • Recipes
Identifier: 2012.048
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn Papers

by Kleinhenn, Carrie LeCates (1860, 1995)

7 boxes (7.25 linear feet)

The Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn papers document their family life in Delaware and Maryland circa 1860-1995; the bulk of the material dates from 1915-1949. It consists of personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives, and other materials related to family history.

Associated Subjects: Education • Hearne Family • Kleinhenn Family • LeCates Family • Messick Family
Identifier: 2006.365
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph A. Graham papers

by Graham, Joseph A. (1860 – 1942)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet)

The Joseph A. Graham papers document Joseph A. Graham’s career, life, and family through letters, postcards, telegrams, photographs and ephemera. Topics include journalism, newspapers, and theater, offering insight into life in the United States during the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.

Associated Subjects: Collier Family • Graham Family • Gunby Family • Journalism • Newspapers • Theater
Identifier: 2016.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lankford Family photographs

by Lankford, Scott, and Porter families (1860 – 1947)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Lankford family photographs documents the lives and marital relationships of the Lankford, Porter, Scott, and Hayward families from 1860 to 1947. The photographs focus mainly on the Lankford family of Princess Anne, Maryland, particularly Dr. Henry “Harry” Marshall Lankford. Photographs within the collection include cabinet cards, tintypes, and gelatin silver prints. Diary transcriptions from Ida Marshall Lankford provide insight into her life while living at Beckford Manor in 1894.

Associated Subjects: Hayward Family • Lankford Family • Marshall Family • Porter Family • Scott Family • Business
Identifier: 2005.091
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Marty Payne collection

by Payne, Marty (1860 – 1890s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This digital collection was collected by Marty Payne and documents baseball on Delmarva in the late 19th century. Included in the 35 images are newspaper clippings, photographs, and an 1880s score book from the Dorchester County Historical Society.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Newspapers
Identifier: 2019.114
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mount Family papers

by Mount Family (1860 – 1927)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Mount Family papers exhibits a 19th century household living in Spence, Worcester County, Maryland. The series of documents, dates from 1860-1897, and contains deeds of their property on Public Landing road, family bible records, and a dissembled scrapbook including portraits on tin types, carte de visites, and cabinet cards.

Associated Subjects: Mount Family • Land Records
Identifier: 2006.387
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Confederate Bank Note collection

by Unknown (1861 – 1954)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Confederate Bank Note collection documents the Confederate and individual southern states' monetary culture during the Civil War, spanning 1861-1866. There are also bank notes from Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, and Bermuda spanning from 1914-1954.

Associated Subjects: Currency
Identifier: 2010.113
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dr. William S. Pierce papers

by Pierce, William S. (1861 – 1902)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The collection includes family history conducted by Dr. William S. Pierce. The bulk of the papers are scans of Civil War Service (muster, disability, etc.) and Pension Records of Jarvis and Noah Jenkins (brothers), James Thomas Smullen. All were part of the 1st Eastern Shore of Maryland Infantry during the Civil War. The records span from 1861-1902, with significant material related to the widow's pension case of Henrietta Smullen, wife of James Smullen.

Identifier: 2012.219
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

S. Norris Pilchard III papers

by Pilchard, S. Norris (1861 – 1974)

1 box,  1 oversize box (2.75 linear feet)

The S. Norris Pilchard III papers consist of the personal papers of S. Norris Pilchard III, and his family and local ephemera from circa 1861 to 1974. The collection contains advertising, correspondence, photographs, periodicals and ephemera offering insight into the Gunby family and into business and civic life on the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes photographs of L.W. Gunby and of Joseph A. Graham, the editor of the Kansas City Times. It also includes a notebook of original poetry by S. Norris Pilchard Jr. and correspondence and periodicals from S. Norris Pilchard III's service in the United States’ Navy during the Second World War.

Associated Subjects: Gunby Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History • Genealogy
Identifier: 1995.041
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Miles Family Papers

by Miles, Elizabeth ThomasMiles, Harry B. (1862 – 2010)

8 boxes,  3 oversize folders (8.5 linear feet)

The Miles family papers document the Upper Fairmount, Somerset County, Maryland family from 1862 to 2010, though primarily from the 1880s to the 1940s. The correspondence, photographs, business records, church records, and more center around Harry B. Miles and Elizabeth (Thomas) Miles, as well as their children, Harry Budd and Betty J., and other Thomas and Miles family members. From 1916 to 1961, Harry Miles served as one of Somerset County's primary undertakers. The family also played a role in managing the Upper Fairmount Methodist Episcopal Church

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Ledger • Miles Family • Personal correspondence
Identifier: 2017.097
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carey Family collection

by Carey, Alfred B. (1863 – 1960)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Carey Family collection contains Civil War records for four brothers of the Carey Family. Included is a photocopy of a pension form, an invalid pension form, and government letters pertaining to pensions the Carey brothers were receiving. The collection also has photocopies of pension certificates all pertaining to the Carey brothers and those surviving them, and photocopies of photographs of the Carey brothers.

Identifier: 2009.089
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Duvall and Williams Families collection

by Duvall FamilyPennington, EdmundPennington, FredusWilliams, Bessie (1863 – 1955)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.25 linear feet)

The Duvall and Williams families were community-oriented people who served as farmers, doctors, and attorneys from Kennedyville, Kent County, Maryland, and Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland as well as northern Delaware. Within the Duvall and Williams Families collection are family photograph albums, ledgers, a scrapbook, and ephemera. The photograph albums dating to the 1880s to 1950s offer a glimpse into the lives of the families. The primary focus of the collection is the series of photographs that depict farm life, a Methodist Church Camp Meeting one of the families attended, family vacations, their pets, and farm animals. The ledgers date from the 1850s to the 1890s and pertain to farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delaware’s New Castle County. The scrapbook dates from the early 1800s to 1900 and contains newspaper clippings from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Agriculture • Methodism
Identifier: 2017.043
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eben and Mary Murray collection

by Murray, EbenMurray, Mary (1863, 1910)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Eben and Mary Murray Collection contain financial bills and documents for spouses Mary and Eben Murray. There are also photographs of Mount Vernon and Cambridge, Maryland. There are also letters requesting orders to local companies on the Eastern Shore. There is also a "The Season's Best" magazine from Kennerly and Mitchell Clothiers that gives images and descriptions of men's fashion for the Fall 1909 and Winter 1910.

Associated Subjects: Fashion
Identifier: 2009.132
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Smith Family Collection

by Miles, Moody K. IIIStewart, John Richard (1863 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Smith Family Collection contains a collection of Maryland cemetery records, an index for the book "The Parson of the Islands", and small genealogical information on the Smith family. The cemetery records cover All Saints Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Parsons Cemetery, and Rock Creek Cemetery. The record was conducted by John Richard Stewart. The book index was written by Moody K. Miles, III. The Smith family genealogical information is taken from the Smith Family Bible, which includes a birth and death date for family members.

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Smith family • Cemeteries • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fitzgerald Civil War Correspondence Collection

by Fitzgerald, NehemiahReed, Elizabeth Leah (1864 – 2009)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence written by Nehemiah Fitzgerald of Virginia. His father's side of the family came from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Also included are We Come from Island People On Virginia's Eastern Shore by Elizabeth Leah Reed and a paper written by Lee M. Krempel entitled "The 19th Century American Letter as Literature: The Civil War Letters of Nehemiah Fitzgerald, and other supporting documentation."

Identifier: 2012.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Morris Family papers

by Morris, Dorothy C. (1864 – 1986)

1 carton,  2 oversize boxes (4.25 linear feet)

The Morris Family papers document the Salisbury, Maryland residents who lived at 533 South Division Street and owned and operated the Morris Millwork Company. Photographic prints and funeral ephemera document the relationships of Levin Merrill Morris, his wife, S. Martha and their daughter, Dorothy Catherine, 1890-1955. Additionally, handwritten notes on family birth, marriage and death records have been maintained, this includes an 1864 Evidence of Title for Richard Morris of the US Colored Troop. Dorothy’s friendships with her college classmates are documented in a scrapbook she compiled while at Temple University as well as in The Tatler, the yearbook of Wicomico High School.

Associated Subjects: Business • Godfrey Family • Morris Family • Riggin Family • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2015.204
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Burton Family Diaries

by Burton Family (1865 – 1920)

8 folders (0.8 linear feet)

The Burton Family Diaries were written by Henry Melvin, Ada Bogardus, and Julia Burton in Romulus, New York. Henry Melvin Burton, who was a farmer, postmaster, and insurance salesman, wrote the nine diaries between 1865 and 1873 when he was married to his first wife, Sarah Hill, with whom he had his daughter Julia. After Sarah's death, he married the younger Ada Bogardus in 1893. Ada wrote the diaries that date 1897 to 1900, 1902 to 1904, 1906 to 1907, 1912, 1916, 1918, and 1920. However, when Henry died in January 1916, Julia wrote entries in the diary. The diaries include entries about daily life in rural upstate New York, but also mention national events such as the assassination of President Lincoln, the beginning of the Spanish-American War in 1898, and presidential elections. In 1920, Ada was purportedly one of the first women to vote in Seneca County. She worked for the Mount Green Cemetery Association.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Farm Life • Politics
Identifier: SC2014.064
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Father Andrew White Collection

by Evans, Bailey V.White, Andrew (1865 – 1899)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a copy of the relation of the colony of the Lord Baron of Baltimore in Maryland, Near Virginia by Father Andrew White, as well as various receipts from New York and Pennsylvania.

Associated Subjects: Receipts
Identifier: 2009.153
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jackson Family photographs

by Jackson Family (1865 – 1968)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Jackson Family photograph collection visually documents the prominent Salisbury, Maryland family including United States Senator William P. Jackson and Maryland Republican State Central Committee member, William Newton Jackson. Florence Rue, wife of William Newton Jackson, and daughter of Philadelphia National Bank President, Levi Lingo Rue and family is also visually documented in this series of photographic images. Visually, the images document the wealth and status of the two families, from 1865-1968 with the bulk of the images dating from 1880-1920.

Associated Subjects: Jackson Family • Rue Family • Photography
Identifier: 2013.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Price collection

by Price, Thomas (1865 – 2001)

5 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet)

The Thomas Price collection consists of military and genealogical records accumulated by Thomas Price and dating from 1865 - 2001. It contains recordings and transcripts of interviews with three veterans of the First World War from Salisbury, Md. and records of the 115th Infantry Regiment of the Maryland Army National Guard. It also includes interviews, records, correspondence, photographs, publications and ephemera offering insight into military service during the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. The collection also contains photographs of Deal Island, Md. from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It also includes photographs, publications, and ephemera offering insight into civic and religious life on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Identifier: 1983.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Vincent and Morris photograph album

by Unknown (circa 1865, 1918)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Tintype and carte de visite photograph album of the Vincent and Morris families of Worcester and Wicomico Counties, Maryland and their descendants of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, c.1865-1918. The portraits depict the faces of the family including Mary B. Vincent, Thomas James Vincent Morris, and H. Durward Williamson, Jr.

Associated Subjects: Morris Family • Photography • Williamson Family
Identifier: 2016.101
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

White Family Letters

by White, Mary HadleyWhite, LutherWhite, Mabel A.Ober, Lucy Ellen HadleyOber, Foster (1866 – 1896)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection is primarily correspondence between members of the White family, Mary H., her husband Luther and their daughter Mabel. Mary White's sister, Lucy Ellen Hadley Ober is the author of many of the letters as well as her husband, Foster Ober and their children. The letters detail daily life, marriage, motherhood and community reflecting the norms and the attitudes of a middle class family in the late 19th century.

Identifier: SC2021.016
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chesapeake Avenue (Crisfield, MD) Plat

by Unknown (1867 – 1915)

1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

This collection contains a hand-drawn plat of Chesapeake Avenue (formerly Cemetery Avenue) in Crisfield, MD with related notes on deeds of the area ranging from 1867 to 1915.

Associated Subjects: Land Records • Urban Planning
Identifier: 2007.100
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edgar Bennett Collection

by Bennett, Edgar (1867 – 1997)

31 boxes (27 linear feet)

The Edgar Bennett Collection documents the personal and professional lives of Edgar T. Bennett and his wife, Margaret Truitt Bennett. Personal items from the collection include land grants, photographs, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection revolves around Edgar Bennett's professional life, mainly consisting of records from the former Red Star Motor Coaches, Inc. bus company, and Bennett's political career in the Republican Party, Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Roads Commission.

Associated Subjects: Business • Graphic Arts • Politics • Transportation • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: 1993.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John D. Williams papers

by Williams, John D. (1867 – 1920)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The John D. Williams papers contain the financial records of the Salisbury, Maryland resident and owner of L.E. WIlliams Company from 1867 to 1920. Included are two savings account booklets from the 1900s to 1920, financial notes and estate documents from the 1890s, a financial ledger also used for the minutes of the Salisbury Coronet Band from the 1870s, and two high school graduation speeches from 1899 and 1901.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Ledger • Williams Family
Identifier: 2018.028a
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Book CD

by Barren Creek Cemetery (1868 – 1917)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a CD-Rom of scans of Barren Creek Cemetery Book from 1868 to 1917. The original book is at the Adkins Historical Museum Complex in Mardela Springs, MD. The book contains the deceased's birth and death dates and place of birth and in most cases, cause of death as well as which plot that are buried.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries
Identifier: 2012.080
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papers

by Kennerly, Benjamin Franklin (1868 – 1982)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (1.75 linear feet)

The Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papers document the extensive business background of one of Salisbury, Maryland’s mayors. Correspondences and receipts, as well as ledgers and checkbooks, record the personal and business interactions of a small-town businessman at the beginning of the twentieth century. Correspondence and receipts dated after his death, created by his family members and business partners, provide insight into the elongated process of receiving life insurance and selling off businesses. The papers also include family photographs, advertisements, and other business notes and materials. The papers date from 1868-1982 and include modern publications referencing B. F. Kennerly and subjects he found interesting.

Associated Subjects: Business • Politics
Identifier: 2008.093
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Kent Griffith Collection

by Griffith, Kent (1868 – 1998)

6 cartons,  5 oversize folders (10.5 linear feet)

The Kent Griffith Collection consists of extensive documentation of railways on and near Delmarva, including (but not limited to) the Eastern Shore Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, and New York, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk Railroad from the 1800s to the 1990s. While the collection includes Griffith's research notes and correspondence, as well as photographs he took and collected, the railroad memorabilia that Griffith collected was thorough and diverse. These documents include pass cards, time tables, employee timebooks, papers from a railroad employee TC Hurst, a scrapbook with hundreds of early 20th century Pennsylvania Railroad technical and safety memos, shipping and freight tags and receipts, detailed track charts and maps, and more.

Associated Subjects: Labor History • Newspapers • Photography • Railways • Transportation
Identifier: 1992.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dorothy Pinto Papers

by Pinto, CoraPinto, Thomas (1869 – 1918)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains correspondence between Cora Pinto and her husband Thomas Pinto from 1917-1918. Additionally, there is a copy of the witness statement regarding John Pinto's last will and testament along with the copy of his will.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2011.143
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Oyster Cultivating Collection

by Davidson, HunterHaman, B. Howard (1869 – 1909)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains three documents concerning the oyster fisheries of the eastern shore of Delmarva during the mid to late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The first is entitled "Report of the Oyster Fisheries of MD" written in 1874. The second is a report by Captain Hunter Davidson of the Commanding State Oyster Police Force in October 1869, and the third is a manuscript sent to Maryland Governor Austin L. Crothers on December 28th, 1909.

Associated Subjects: Oysters
Identifier: 1998.125
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the City of Salisbury City Clerk

by City of Salisbury (1869 – 1987)

folders (5 linear feet)

The Records of the City of Salisbury City Clerk include 12 ledgers containing the city's charter, ordinances, and meeting minutes from 1869 to 1987. These city ordinances comprised the city's municipal code beginning in Salisbury's early years, just two years after the formation of Wicomico County in 1867, and meeting minutes document City Hall activities including both the Mayor's Office and the City Council. Until 1924, the records were handwritten; from 1924 to 1987, records are typescript. Also included in these records is the 1932 Bicentennial Celebration's signature register. Includes records from M-216 #3 and #4

Identifier: SBY-CC
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carolyn Adkins Collection

by Adkins, Carolyn (1870 – 1982)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains research, photographs, family histories, and correspondence of those within Sharptown, Maryland from 1870 to 1982. Documents detail genealogy, businesses, and the development of the town.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: 1993.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Cookbook Collection

by Shivers, Mary Ann HillmanZieger, Peyton (circa 1870 – 1981)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains various cookbooks from individuals or organizations from the Delmarva Peninsula. Included are a compilation of weekly recipes in the Salisbury Daily Times newspaper, gathered from July 1980 to June 1981, entitled A Year at...Peyton's Place, Plate Offerings: A Cookbook from Old Trinity Church (Church Creek, MD) and the Cookbook of Mary Ann Hillman Shivers (ca. 1870s).

Associated Subjects: Shivers Family • Recipes
Identifier: 2009.408
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church collection

by Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church (1870 – 2009)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains multimedia discs from the Frankford, Delaware branch of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The discs are entitled "Church Records, 1870-1950" and "Church Records, 1961-2009." The records include marriages, births, and deaths of parishioners.

Associated Subjects: Methodism
Identifier: 2010.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Harold S. Morton, Jr. papers

by Morton, Harold (1870 – 1996)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Harold S. Morton, Jr., papers document the extensive family history research that Morton conducted with the help of his wife, Margaret James Morton from 1958-1978 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, primarily in Northampton County. Families documented via research include James, Roberts and Stott. The materials date from 1870-1978, 1996 and include primary resources documenting the James family’s activities in and around Franktown, Virginia. Resources include land deeds, military discharge papers and estate assessment for Robert Dunton James.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • James Family • Land Records
Identifier: 2014.991
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Millard Tawes Museum manuscript collections

by Crisfield Heritage Foundation (1870 – 2001)

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

This collection consists of small manuscript collections that were housed at the J. Millard Tawes Museum in Crisfield, Maryland. It contains correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs and negatives, financial records, and notes and ephemera from people in Crisfield between the 1870s and 1969 (and 2001), though primarily between 1939 and 1945.

Identifier: 2021.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Parsons Cemetery Collection

by Parsons Cemetery (circa 1870 – 2011s)

3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of 26 ledgers and three-ring binders documenting burials at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland between the 1870s and 2011. Included are both alphabetical listings of lot owners (binders) and lot-ordered listings for both single sites and family lots (ledgers). Listings include financial information for lot sales, internments, and names of deceased.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries • Parsons Family
Identifier: 2020.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William B. Tilghman Company records

by William B. Tilghman Company (1870 – 1975)

25 cartons (30 linear feet)

The W.B. Tilghman Fertilizer Company Collection contains a vast array of items and business records pertaining to the W.B. Tilghman Company. These include such items as company photographs, ink stamps, and a stock certificate seal press. There are also stock certificate books from throughout the 20th century. Another portion of the W.B. Tilghman Fertilizer Company Collection is "The Tiller" newsletter. The collection contains a near complete compilation of the newsletter covering the years 1943 to the 1960s. Inside the newsletters, there are articles on historic homes, buildings, and plantations from Delmarva. On the business side of the collection, there is an assortment of meeting minute books for shareholders and directors meetings, ledgers, journals, crop books, company records. There are also historical records such as the Wm. B. Tilghman Company charter, Governor’s citation of the 100th Anniversary of the Wm. B. Tilghman Company, and the Enlistment Certificate of William B. Tilghman, 1912.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Business • Business
Identifier: 1989.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church (Fruitland, MD) Collection

by Mt. Cavalry United Methodist Church (1871 – 2011)

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

This collection is 2 books of church records from the African-American church, Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Fruitland, MD. The collection also contains records from Friendship Church in Allen, MD and Flower Hill Church in Eden, MD. As well as loose marriage licenses. Dated from 1871 through 1980s.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2012.061
Repository: Local History Archives
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Religious Hymnal Collection

by Antioch Methodist Church (1871 – 1955)

1 carton,  1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The Religious Hymnal Collection ranges from 1871 to 1955 and contains a total of 23 music books and 1 biography about Bach. The music books contain religious sheet music as well as hymns.

Associated Subjects: Music • Spirituality • Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: SC2020.027
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Robert W. Tunnell papers

by Tunnell, Robert (1871 – 1995)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Robert W. Tunnell papers consist of genealogical research of the Tunnell family from Frankford, Sussex County, Delaware, 1871-1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1954-1969. Materials were collected by, Robert Tunnell, and include a sample of fiscal documentation of the Delaware State Committee, and historical information about Sussex County. Records also include family photographs, newspaper clippings, and general information about the state of Delaware.

Associated Subjects: Tunnell Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Washington Hotel Collection

by Unknown (1871 – 1930)

12 boxes (17 linear feet)

This collection contains 5 series of materials that relate to either the Washington Hotel or the town of Princess Anne. The first series comprises of Ledgers, which include 39 hotel registers, 15 cash account books and 9 other ledgers. Series II contains music related items, including sheet music that ranges in date from the 1880s to the 1920s and includes artists such as Irving Berlin, John Phillip Sousa and Stephen Foster. Also included in this series are issues of The Etude a musical magazine, ranging from 1901 to 1927. Finally in this series there are songbooks that range in date from 1888 to 1921. Series III contains manuscripts that relate to the Washington Hotel and John D. Wallop as proprietor of it. This series ranges in date from 1900 to 1920, and includes receipts, correspondence, and solicitations to the hotel, menus, and financial records. Series IV contains manuscripts relating to the town of Princess Anne and John D. Wallop serving as mayor of the town. This series ranges in date from 1909 to 1914 and contains correspondence, receipts, and public works related correspondence and receipts. Series V contains artifacts and is comprised of one Vee Dee Sherry bottle and a child’s vest.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Music • Wallop Family • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2012.089
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Father Mathew's Total Abstinence Society Ledger (Norristown, Pennsylvania)

by Doran, Lawrence (1872 – 1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Recorded by Lawrence Doran of Norristown, Pennsylvania, this ledger documents the members of the Father Mathew's Total Abstinence Society from 1872 to 1912. From 1879 to 1912, Doran also maintained a longhand journal that primarily discussed his finances and construction business.

Associated Subjects: Business • Clubs • Diaries • Minutes (Records) • Spirituality • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ireland's Eye Land Records Collection

by Gravenor, Isaac (1872 – 1906)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains handwritten deeds with dates ranging from 1872 to 1906, pertaining to a tract of land in Sharptown District entitled Ireland's Eyes. Grantors included Alfred W. and Charlotte B. Twiford, Mary E. Walker, Mary E. Cooper and Mary Richie. Grantees were Isaac K. Phillips, Isaac J. Gravenor and Caleb T. Wheatley.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 2007.108
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard and Jane Yantis collection

by Yantis, JaneYantis, Richard (1872 – 2011)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Richard and Jane Yantis collection consists of the genealogical research notes of Richard and Jane Yantis from 1994-2011. The collection offers insight into the genealogies of several dozen families, including the Brittingham and Fooks families of Maryland. It includes copies of tithtables for Northampton County, Virginia from 1662-1677, and a Bible from the Hurst family of Dorchester County, Maryland. The Bible contains genealogical information on the Hurst family from 1821-1910.

Associated Subjects: Brittingham Family • Fooks Family • Hurst Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2012.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

The Chesapeake Peninsula and Scions of Aristocracy Writings

by Richardson, Hester D.Townsend, George Alfred (1872 – 1906)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains two magazine articles dated 1872 and 1906. The 1872 article is from Scribner's March publication and is entitled "The Chesapeake Peninsula". The 1906 article is from the North American Review and is entitled "Scions of Aristocracy in America."

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.166
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bates Family papers

by Bates Family (1873 – 1989)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Bates Family papers document the family’s extensive history in Worcester County and Baltimore, Maryland through vital records of the Bates, Starr, Norris, and Murray families. The Bates family is also documented via court records, financial histories and photographs. Correspondingly, records also document the Methodist Protestant church in which the Bates family has been involved for decades; these include the correspondence and articles of Rev. Benjamin Alfred Dumm nephew of Rev. Laurence Webster Bates D.D. The materials date from 1873-1989 with the bulk of the material dating from 1893-1928.

Associated Subjects: Murray Family • Norris Family • Starr Family • Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2014.078
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Becky Sturgis collection

by Unknown (1873, 1898)

1 box,  1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

This collection contains a variety of research material relating to Worcester County, Maryland in the form of day and minutes books from the Berlin Academy and a local merchant as well as a copy of the March 1873 Democratic Messenger from Snow Hill.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newspapers
Identifier: 1989.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Augustus Waller papers

by Waller, James (1873 – 1986)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This small collection contains papers and personal possessions related to James A. Waller, Jr., (1889-1986) Deacon of Christ Episcopal Church, Blackwell Virginia, 1953 to 1986. Items of primary interest include newspaper clippings about Waller, copies of genealogical material used by Waller to apply to the Society of Colonial Wars in 1981, and photographs of Waller with fellow clergy from 1953.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 1997.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

by Littlefield, John (1873 – 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1873 and 1900 by John Littlefield of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 26 entries in addition to the one entry that was pasted to the following page (previous owners attempted to separate pages). There are also several incomplete and undated entries.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life
Identifier: SC2013.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cambridge Agricultural Society papers

by Cambridge Agricultural Society (1874 – 1903)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of papers and ephemera related to the Cambridge Agricultural Society (also called the Dorchester County Agricultural Society) between 1874 and 1903. Included are ticket stubs from the society's fairs, a program for 1879 speed trials, and miscellaneous financial documents from Dorchester county.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture
Identifier: 2020.010b
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Fooks Collection

by Fooks, Lester (1874 – 1986)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Lester Fooks Collection was compiled by the Private from Salisbury, Maryland primarily between 1941 and 1945, although some of the material dates after this period to 1986 and even more dates before to 1874. The collection documents Fooks' service in Europe during the Second World War. The collection consists of photographs of American troops during the construction of a bridge, photographs of Adolf Hitler and German troops, French postcards, Reichsbank notes ranging from 1 to 100,000 that date between 1908 and 1923, Dutch athletic awards from the 1930s, German cigarettes with Nazi stamps, a Nazi pin and uniform cutting, an American stamp, and coins from Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States that date between 1874 and 1986. The collection also includes a German ammunitions box with Fooks' addresses written on top.

Identifier: SC2017.011a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

R.E. Powell newsletter

by Unknown (1874 – 1964)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The R.E. Powell Newsletter contains a 90th anniversary newsletter from the R.E. Powell Company. The newsletter contains employee information, Wicomico county news, and a brief history of R.E. Powell.

Identifier: 2006.264
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dona Faulkner papers

by Faulkner, Dona (1875 – 2005)

2 folders (1 linear feet)

This small collection is comprised of two photograph albums, loose photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers; most of which is assumed the prior property of Dona Faulkner (1875-1955). The items that comprise the collection were purchased at an auction selling items on consignment. Of the two albums, only one is attributed to Faulkner. Faulkner was a resident of Bozman, Maryland in the County of Talbot for the span of her life.

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 1997.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hodgman Family Journals

by Hodgman, Helena L. HausermanHodgman, Kendrick Kane (1875 – 1932)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Hodgman Family Journals document the lives of Hellena (Hellen) Hauserman and Kendrick Hodgman from 1875 to 1932 in sixteen journals. Two of the journals are written by Hellen in 1875 and 1876 prior to her marriage to Kendrick and describe her daily activities on her family's farm in Parma, Ohio. Thirteen of the journals are written by Kendrick, from 1891 and 1919-1932, about his daily activities in Ohio. The last journal's author is unknown but chronicles the Hodgman family's history from 1875 to 1932.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Country Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Family Life
Identifier: SC2020.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

William S. Moore III papers

by Moore, William (1875, 1989)

8 boxes (7 linear feet)

The collection includes a biographical sketch of William S. Moore and extensive materials relating to Mr. Moore’s exciting and interesting service as a financial officer in Europe during World War II, especially the securing of German gold hoards in East Germany before the area was taken over by the Russians. The career series relates to matters of the Wicomico Board of Education, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, Delmarva Power & Light Company, and local real estate. Series III contains personal and career information plus curriculum vitae. Civic matters, politics, Lion’s Club, United Way, and general Delmarva dedications are contained in Series IV. The last series contains material on legal, estate, and financial matters.

Associated Subjects: Politics • World War, 1939-1945 • Education
Identifier: 1995.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allison Morris Stickney papers

by Stickney, Allison (1876 – 1904)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

The papers of Allison Morris Stickney document Stickney’s service on the U.S.S. Marion from 1876-1904, with the bulk of the records specifically documenting his experiences aboard the schooner and in varying ports located in the Mediterranean region. Corresponding port lists also document the schooner’s arrival and departures throughout the region.

Associated Subjects: Voyages and Travel
Identifier: 2013.059
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jim Willey collection

by Parsons, Milton A. (1876 – 1895)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This small collection of legal documents dating from 1876 to 1895 includes several summons, and an official voting ballot for Wicomico County, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Legal Records
Identifier: 1988.037
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Portland, Maine)

by Churchill, Joe (1876 – 1912)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1876 and 1912 by Joe Churchill of Portland, Maine. Each "mental photograph" consists of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 39 entries and after 1900 some of the answers were written for unlisted questions, such as favorite actor and actress.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires
Identifier: SC2013.034
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

June Pettit collection

by Pettit, June (1877 – 1991)

1 box,  1 folder (3 linear feet)

The June Pettit collection documents the history of and hunting of wildfowl in Worcester County, Maryland through deeds, hunting licenses, photographs and film, offering insight into a century of life on Chincoteague Bay.

Associated Subjects: Hunting
Identifier: 2017.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Uriah White Collection

by White, Uriah (1877 – 1965)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Uriah White Collection contains bibliographic information on Uriah F. White. Included are newspaper clippings about Uriah. Also included are photographs of Uriah White. There are also honors and retirement forms for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, where Uriah F. White worked.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.308
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carey Church Records

by Bowman, George A.Carey Church (1878 – 1982)

folders ( linear feet)

The Carey Church records contains information pertaining to the pastors and members of the Gumboro Circuit Parsonage in Delaware. The majority of the records detail baptisms, probationers, marriages that took place at the church from the late 1890s to the early 1900s. An alphabetical list of church members and a chronological list of pastors dating from 1883 – 1982 is present in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: 2018.059
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Reports from the Ocean City Life-Saving Station

by North Beach Life-Saving Station (1878-1916)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The collection offers a glimpse into the functionality of two United States Life-Saving Stations, one of the predecessors to the modern U.S. Coast Guard, on Maryland’s Atlantic coast. The collection includes the Keeper’s Reports from the Ocean City Life-Saving Station in Ocean City, Maryland and Wreck Reports from the North Beach Life-Saving Station on the Maryland portion of Assateague Island. The Keeper’s Reports offer a record of day to day duties in the early years of the Ocean City Station while the Wreck Reports document rescues and shipwrecks off Assateague Island in the early part of the twentieth century and the transition of the Life-Saving Service to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records)
Identifier: 2018.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Farlow Civil War Pension collection

by Unknown (1879 – 1920)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

The Farlow Civil War Pension collection contains information on six members of the Farlow family who served in the American Civil War. The collection consists of their applications for pensions, payments for disability, certificates of soldiery, and other pension-related applications from the Department of the Interior, city, and county courts.

Identifier: 2009.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred Grier collection

by Grier, Fred (1879 – 1972)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (9 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs, news clippings, invoices, correspondence, minutes and a variety of material related to the Salisbury Fire Department, its origins, activities, and role in the city of Salisbury, Maryland. Also of interest in the collection is a series dedicated to disasters and emergencies such as railroad derailments and industrial explosions. Much of the collection is devoted to photographs of fires and disasters which have occurred in and around Salisbury, Maryland since the early part of the 20th century. This collection provides a unique look at the growth of a municipal government agency, transportation, and technology as well as living and working conditions.

Associated Subjects: Transportation
Identifier: 1996.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Linda Duyer African-American History Collection

by Duyer, Linda (1879 – 1999)

3 boxes,  1 oversize box (4.25 linear feet)

This collection contains photos, documents, newspaper articles, and publications related to African American history on Delmarva, particularly in Salisbury and Wicomico County. It includes genealogical research, research related to Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and documents related to Charles H. Chipman.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Education • Genealogy • Land Records • Maps • Newspapers • Photography • Religious History
Identifier: 2012.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen and Brittingham Family photographs

by Brittingham, DorothyBrittingham, GordonBrittingham, GordyHancock, Julia "Betsy" Allen (1880 – 1991)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (1.75 linear feet)

The Allen and Brittingham Family photographs documents the lives of the Brittingham family, mainly that of Gordon Brittingham, and Fulton Allen’s children in Salisbury, Maryland from 1880-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1960. The Brittingham family photographs encompass Gordon Brittingham’s service during World War II in the European theatre as well as his life in Salisbury, Maryland after the war with his wife, Dorothy Allen through the 1960s. The photographs also document Gordy Brittingham, Gordon’s father’s barbershop at the Mayflower Hotel in Salisbury during the 1930s.  The Allen family photographs document their children: Julia, Ruth, and Walter’s lives through a series of portraits, some containing photos from their home, Holly Hill located in Salisbury, Maryland. In addition to the volume of photographs, other documenting information correspondence, newspaper clippings, and family histories.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2006.188
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Blanche Williams Smith papers

by Smith, Blanche Williams (1880, 2015)

7 oversize boxes (5 linear feet)

The papers of Blanche Williams Smith document her life as a resident and elementary educator of Maryland’s Eastern Shore from 1880-2015 with the bulk of the material dating from her years as a student at Frankford High School and the Women’s College at the University of Delaware, 1922-1931. Scrapbooks, created by her daughter Louise, document her family’s history dating back to the 1770s; other materials include yearbooks, journals and ephemera all-encompassing Blanche’s life Delaware and Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Williams Family
Identifier: 2015.088
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Business Receipts Collection

by Dorman & Smyth Hardware Co.Pusey, B. S.Tilghman's Fish Mixture (1880 – 1925)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a series of receipts from the beginning of the 1900s. There are also vaccination cards and proof of payments. The following businesses are featured William B. Harvey Thoroughbred Guernsey Cattle, Dorman & Smith Hardware Co, Tilghman Fish Mixture, E.S. Adkins & Co, Philips & Legg, Diamond State Telephone Company, Toadvine & Son Fire Insurance, Charles R. Hayman, R. E. Powell & Co, Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Salisbury Building, Loan, and Banking Association, Rockawalking Canning Company, Peninsula General Hospital, Ulman & Sons Dealers in Fine Liquors and Lacy Thoroughgood.

Associated Subjects: Pusey Family • Business • Receipts
Identifier: 2006.261
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carruthers Family Papers

by Andrews, Linda (1880 – 1960)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (0.5 linear feet)

The Carruthers Family Papers tell about the lives the Carruthers Family over three generations whom started in Cumberland, England and then migrated to the United States, where they first landed in Worth County, Missouri, then to New York, before settling down in Worchester County, Maryland. The collection includes print materials that feature the Carruthers Family throughout the 1880s to around the 1960s. All of the materials are in print or photo static copies of the original, and include accounts of various family histories, handwritten and typed correspondences, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other assorted materials. The collection is arranged in accordance to how it was received as well as in chronological order. The majority of the materials were acquired by John Carruthers’s great-great grandchild, Linda Janes Andrews.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2017.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Sheldon Jones Collection

by Jones, E. SheldonJones, I. Ernest (1880 – 1968)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2.75 linear feet)

The E. Sheldon Jones collection documents the career of the Salisbury Advertiser editor, E. Sheldon Jones, and his father, I. Ernest Jones, who was the Mayor of Salisbury from 1916 to 1920. The collection includes newspaper clippings and papers related to Jones' mayoral term, financial information of both Jones', photographs dating between the 1880s and 1940s, a State of Maryland court docket from James E. Cathell dating 1880-1882, handwritten and written recipes, and internal memos from the Red Star Motor Coach Company between 1942 and 1946.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Court Records • Photography • Recipes • Sports
Identifier: 1993.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Elizabeth Murrell papers

by Murrell, Elizabeth (1880 – 1996)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Elizabeth Murrell papers document the family history and genealogical research completed by Elizabeth Murrell of interconnected families on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland. The materials include deeds, letters, and newspaper clippings as research reference, as well as Junior Women's Clubs booklets.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Murrell Family • Land Records • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2011.153
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Federalsburg Historical Society collection

by Federalsburg Historical Society (1880 – 2010s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 374-image digital collection from the Federalsburg Historical Society dates between the 1880s and the 2010s, though primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s. Included are photocopied news articles, documents, and photographs relating to the Federalsburg Athletics, as well as other Eastern Shore baseball teams.

Associated Subjects: Baseball
Identifier: 2019.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hall Family Photographs

by The Darby Studio (1880 – 1920)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs of the Hall family from Delmarva. Many of them appear to have been taken in the late 19th-early 20th centuries; only some members of the family have been identified.

Associated Subjects: Hall Family • Photography
Identifier: 1997.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Brown Family Photograph Collection

by Butler, Paul (1880 – 1920)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains various photocopies and photograph negatives of the James Brown family. It includes all photocopied black and white photographs, many dating back to the late 19th or early 20th century. It also contains the negative film strips and initial produced photographs covered in protective seals. Also included is a newspaper photograph of artist Arnold Roberts detailing the Dames Quarter area in which the Brown family lived. The photographs were produced by Paul Butler, and the Times Newspaper photo was taken by Bill Duck.

Associated Subjects: Brown Family • Photography • African American History
Identifier: 2010.063
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Levin Saunders Short Family Collection

by Unknown (1880 – 1950)

1 folder,  1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

This collection contains several late 19th to the early 20th century photographs of the Short Family. Included are Dr. Levin Causey, Levin Sanders Short, Lillian White Short, Cannon R. Short, Jennie White and Leah Jane Causey Short, all ancestors of Elizabeth Cissel. Also included is an obituary for Levin Short, news clipping regarding the 8th annual Short family gathering in 1939 and a US Army honorable discharge for Charles E. White, brother of Lillian White Short.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Short Family • Military History
Identifier: 2006.100
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lynn Perry papers

by Perry, Lynn (1880 – 1960)

9 boxes,  2 oversize boxes (6.75 linear feet)

The Lynn Perry papers document his military service as an officer in the American Expeditionary Forces and a Lieutenant Corporal in World War II, as well as his personal interests in genealogy, the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line, and the Civil War with materials dating from 1880-1960, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1945. Materials within the collection include his diary and a series of photographs from World War I, a World War II scrapbook documenting his work during a top secret mission in Alaska. In addition to the military service of Lynn Perry, his papers also include a scrapbook documenting Margaret Perry’s political career as President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women.

Identifier: 2008.130
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Senator John J. Williams scrapbooks

by Williams, John J. (1880 – 2011)

11 oversize boxes (9.5 linear feet)

The Senator John J. Williams papers document his distinguished service as a United States Senator and his family history from Sussex County, Delaware1880-2011. Documenting materials include five scrapbooks that were compiled by Williams’ niece and former Salisbury City Council President Louise Smith document the extensive Williams family including the Senator’s parents and ten siblings through photographs, correspondence, and news clippings. In addition to the scrapbooks, national publications and audio-visual materials also contribute to the Senator’s political career and community involvement.

Associated Subjects: Williams Family
Identifier: 2013.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas W. Davis papers

by Davis, Thomas W. (1880 – 1970)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Thomas W. Davis papers document the activities of the Davis, Truitt, and Dennis families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including Pittsville and Salisbury of Wicomico County, and Ocean City, of Worcester County. Additionally, photographs documenting their time spent in Claiborne, Maryland and Wauchula, Florida. The materials date from 1880-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1945. The Davis family is documented through photographs, including tintypes, artifacts, baptismal certificates, newspaper clippings, an autograph book, bank check and receipt and other ephemera.

Associated Subjects: Davis Family • Dennis Family • Photography • Truitt Family
Identifier: 2006.046
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South records

by Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1880 – 2014)

1 carton,  2 boxes (2 linear feet)

Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South records document the congregational activities of the church 1880-2014. Quarterly conference meeting minutes and pastor’s reports on the church’s activities support the church registers, which include marriage, baptismal, and membership records. Oral histories of parishioners and pastors also document the long-standing Salisbury, Maryland church.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2013.053
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wade Thompson Porter papers

by Porter, Wade Thompson (1880, 1969)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

The papers of Wade Thompson Porter document his life and experiences, beginning with his childhood on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the late 1800s until his eventual retirement in the 1940s. In addition to newspaper clippings and photographs, the collection includes several decades worth of personal correspondence which address contemporary social and political issues and recount Porter’s childhood memories of late-19th century rural America. Also, there are personal documents related to Porter’s service in the Spanish-American War, as well as his Masonic membership. A considerable amount of material focuses on genealogical research of the Porter family and their descendants, including comprehensive Porter and Twilley family trees dating back to the mid-1700s.

Identifier: 2013.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Farm Management, Sussex Co., Del., Ledgers

by Unknown (1881 – 1950)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Two ledgers that document the care and management of animals as well as chicken egg distribution, 1881-1926; Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware. This coincides with notations from 1893 of men who wanted to purchase cows and hogs. The author of the ledgers also wrote recipes for hog food and how to rid cockroaches, in addition to other farm activities. Written later, 1881-1950, local deaths of friends, family members and acquaintances are also noted, this includes the history of the Gardner family.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Gardner Family • Farm Life • Recipes
Identifier: 2017.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Japanese Prints and Books

by Empire of Japan (circa 1881 – 1945)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of various Japanese prints and books that primarily date during the Second World War, but include items from 1881 and the early twentieth century. Included is one picture album containing 60 lithographs that depict war caricatures from the Second World War, a woodblock print picture postcard set from shortly after the Second World War that depicts the United States' occupation of Japan, a circa 1907 palmistry, physiognomy, and divination guidebook with illustrations, a world heritage shrines and temples of Nikko picture map from the 1920s, a set of three encyclopedias that document ancient Japanese history from 1881, and 15 prints that depict Japanese propaganda art.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Postcards • Posters • Spirituality • Graphic Arts • International Relations • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.068
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minnie Coffin Papers

by Coffin, Minnie (1882 – 1932)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minnie Coffin Papers include an autograph book that was filled out between 1882 and 1885, as well as telegrams and a typed letter from 1932 regarding the death of William Ore Boon of Portland, Oregon. The autograph book begins with pages of handwritten poems.

Associated Subjects: Poetry • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2018.017c
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Physician's Day Journal

by Dickinson, Granville (1882 – 1926)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains most notably a photocopied Physician's Day Journal and Ledger. The day journal spans the years from 1882 to 1887 listing patients seen, payment and ailments. The last pages contain birth records, noting medical specifics of the pregnancy/birth from 1882 until 1926. The original of this journal is housed at the Fairmount Academy in Fairmount, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Registers of Birth • Medical History • Women's History
Identifier: 2008.037a
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Church Record of the Madison Circuit

by Delaware Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1883 – 1939)

1 box (1.25 linear feet)

This ledger contains the church record of the Madison Circuit of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which was an African American church in Dorchester County Maryland that included Malone Church. While the Malone Church member lists, probationer lists, and minutes date between 1883 and 1939, the Madison Circuit baptismal and marriage records date between 1883 and 1893. These records include significant information about church members including places of residence and parent names.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Marriage Records
Identifier: 2003.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Stephen and Hannah Adkins papers

by Adkins, HannahAdkins, Stephen (1883, 1999)

3 boxes,  3 folders (4.75 linear feet)

Stephen and Hannah Adkins collection consists of the genealogical research of Stephen and Hannah Adkins from 1964-1999. It contains genealogical charts, manuscripts, notes, extracts, photographs and newspaper clippings documenting families of the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes copies of the service records of Cornelius and Samuel Coffin, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The collection also contains a ledger from the A.S. Lewis General Store in Vienna, Maryland from 1883.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Coffin Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2000.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William H. Edwards papers

by Edwards, William Henry (1883 – 1958)

1 carton,  1 box (1.25 linear feet)

The William H. Edwards papers document the intensive research and preparation of a prominent Methodist Preacher from Virginia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Drawing inspiration directly from the Bible, religious articles, and other religious leaders, William H. Edwards’ created unique sermons and extracted details from short and long Biblical passages. The papers date from 1883-1958 and highlight his relationship with his wife, fraternity, and religion. His dedication to family and Methodism is documented in correspondence, scripture and sermon notes, newspaper clippings, and publications.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2002.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Emily L. Warner Johns

by Johns, Emily L. Warner (circa 1885 – 1949)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary written by Emily L. Warner Johns documents the places she lived, the different countries she has traveled to, and other personal aspects of her life.

Identifier: SC2022.005
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

George J. Weide Jr. Collection

by Weide, George, Jr. (1885 – 2020)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

The George J. Weide Jr. Collection contains material from 1855 to 2020 and documents Weide’s life and the lives of his relatives in the Weide, Huneke, and Law families. There are several photo albums of family documents, a high school yearbook, a yearbook of the “Brigade’s Best” in Shihung, Korea from 1972 , as well as birth certificates, baptism records, NASA newspapers, certificates, and a diploma.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2020.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ralph W. Powell papers

by Powell, Ralph W.Taylor, J.E. (1885 – 1949)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Ralph W. Powell papers documents the Princess Anne native's role as a Deputy U.S. Marshall from 1942 to 1948, his fertilizer and farm produce business from 1924 to 1949, and the agricultural business of John E. Taylor of Sharptown, Maryland from 1885 to 1899.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Business • Legal Records
Identifier: 2005.086
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Samuel L. Adkins papers

by Adkins, Samuel L. (1885 – 2007)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

Samuel L. Adkins papers document his life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, specifically his education, military service, employment at Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and his personal hobbies with county farms, the Salisbury Coin Club and the Antique Car Club of the Accomack-Northampton Region. Mr. Adkins life is documented via photographs, certificates, and memorabilia from 1885-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1987. Materials also of note are bank notes and an agricultural sign relating to his father, A. Paul Adkins.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Genealogy • Military History • Scrapbooks • Transportation
Identifier: 2013.103
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico County Circuit Courts collection

by Wicomico County Circuit Court (1885 – 1950)

17 boxes (17 linear feet)

The Wicomico County Circuit Court Collection includes various documents such as police reports, petitions, court orders, appeals, jury selection sheets and the original folders in which the papers were stored. The criminal actions listed range from traffic violations and vagrancy, to assault, burglary and bastardy charges. Not all of the cases were brought to trial and some of the charges were appealed, or dropped all together. The collection also includes several record books kept by the Circuit Court.

Associated Subjects: Court Records
Identifier: 2006.106
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anne Morris Clay papers

by Clay, Anne Morris (1886 – 1997)

1 carton,  1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The papers of Anne Morris Clay document her occupation as a land records researcher in the Maryland counties of Wicomico and Worcester. The materials date from 1886-1997 with a bulk of materials dating from 1980-1997. Materials include correspondence and research material regarding Cherie Cozin's Purnell property off Shore Side Road in Dames Quarter as well as June Petit's Simpleton property and correspondence with Dave Nutter pertaining to the property Nutter’s Neck. Materials also include transcriptions of the 1759-1865 land documents, 17th-century certificates of land patent, 18th-century deeds, 19th century Acworth Plat, and deeds for Nutter’s Neck. In addition, there are research materials on Sampson Burbage (1818-1881) and his properties in Powellsville. Also, there are property research records regarding William Hull's Muddy Hole Road and Tyaskin properties and a biography of Milford W. Twilley. A portion of the materials belonged to Ruth Harcum’s father, Benjamin Franklin Kennerly, Jr. who was the mayor of Salisbury from 1912-1914. Also included are books from the Morris, Kennerly, and Harcum families. Additional items include postcards with personal correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Harcum and other family members dating to the early twentieth century. Histories of Wicomico County and ephemera pertaining to the Sesqui-bi-centennial can also be found in this collection. Wicomico County specific improvement plans including the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program and the Salisbury Metro Core Comprehensive Plan have also been incorporated into this collection. This collection also includes a unique collection of sexual education booklets and Victorian-era autograph albums.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Religious History • Land Records • Graphic Arts
Identifier: 2007.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gladys McVay Skinner Collection

by Skinner, Charles EdwardSkinner, Gladys McVay (1886 – 1929)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection is primarily correspondence, with a few postcards and invitations, between Gladys McVay and Charles Edward Skinner from 1886 to 1929, with the majority of letters from 1886 to 1902. The collection also includes letters from C.E. Skinner's parents and brothers as well as letters to and from Gladys McVay's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. McVay, and letters from Gladys' sister, Pearl MacVay. Beginning in 1886 the letters chronicle daily life, education, social and work life throughout McVay's and Skinner's college years, marriage and raising their family.

Associated Subjects: Education • Family Life • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: SC2021.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Airy Hill Literary Society (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

by Airy Hill LIterary Society (1886 – 1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Airy Hill Literary Society document the school group's activities from 1886 to 1892, as well as 1904. The Lancaster County, Pennsylvania students met to debate, recite, sing, and discuss a variety of topics.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Education • Minutes (Records) • Country Life
Identifier: SC2015.003
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas McLaughlin collection

by McLaughlin, Thomas (1886 – 1993)

8 folders (0.08 linear feet)

The Thomas McLaughlin collection contains two written reports on peach cultivation in Maryland and the history of the L.W. Gunby Company written by Tom McLaughlin. Additionally, this collection contains photographs of the Perdue and Gunby Repository, the L. W. Gunby Hardware Store, and L.W. Gunby. There are also research notes on agriculture in Maryland, including Orlando Harrison, Squires Farm, peach production, and orchard maintenance.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture
Identifier: 1990.063
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico County Board of Education records

by Wicomico County Board of Education (1886 – 2009)

16 boxes (12.5 linear feet)

Wicomico County Board of Education records documents the history of the schools and activities of the Board of Education in Wicomico County, Maryland with the bulk of the material relating to Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1886-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from school activities and the integration of schools, 1960-1979. The evolution of school buildings in Wicomico County is documented through visual materials that include photographs and printed histories and newspaper clippings. Activities in various schools such as sporting events, musical performances, and plays are documented through photographs, programs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. Note: some of the folders are restricted due to sensitive content, permission from the archivist to view this files is required.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newsletters • Newspapers • Scrapbooks • African American History • Racism
Identifier: 2010.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Edwin Myers

by Myers, Edwin (1887 – 1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between April 13, 1887 and December 31, 1891. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. Myers called his wife, Frances, "mama" and his son, Sherman, "Artie." His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers was also appointed Secretary of the Board of Irrigation.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Farm Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Edward J. Henry family papers

by Henry, Edward J. (1887 – 2009)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The family papers of Edward J. Henry document his family’s activities in Snow Hill, Maryland from his marriage to Mary Queen Purnell in 1887 through the death of his son William’s wife, Mary Holley Henry in 2009 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1932-1967. Materials include marriage certificates, funeral programs, ephemera about Helen and her violin as well as son William and Bowie State College, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Identifier: 2011.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Merchant Ledger

by Unknown (1887 – 1891)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Merchant ledger documents goods transacted from 1887-1891 from a store on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Handwritten on the inside cover "Ledger B."

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2006.380
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wilbur Eliason Agricultural and Manufacturing Account Book

by Eliason, Wilbur (1887 – 1902)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

Account book documenting the agricultural and manufacturing business of Wilbur Eliason in Chestertown, Maryland, 1887-1902. Straw board mill accounts include improvements and expenses regarding equipment repairs, and the purchase of large quantities of hay and straw. Also noted are Mr. Eliason's expenses with the Union Straw Board Company. Personal expenses for his household are also noted including foodways, servants, wages, cigars and donations to charitable organizations.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Ledger • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2014.127
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Denton Journal, Caroline County, newspapers

by Unknown (1888 – 1913)

2 oversize folders (4 linear feet)

The Denton Journal, a daily paper printed in Caroline County, Maryland; provided information for mid-shore residents on the local, regional and national news, 1888, 1890, 1899, and 1913. The four newspapers in this collection reflect the thoughts and ideas of the mid-shore residents, and includes advertisements for local and regional stores. Some of the topics include livestock sales, politics, death and marriage notices, as well as agriculture and social news.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2018.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Early Twentieth Century Women’s Magazines

by Unknown (1888 – 1949)

2 oversize boxes (4 linear feet)

The Early Twentieth Century Women's Magazine collection document the social and home economic aspects of women's lives from 1905-1949. Documenting materials include differing volumes of magazines including Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Better Homes & Gardens, and Woman's Home Companion.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Fashion • Newspapers
Identifier: 2015.041
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edward Hammond collection

by Unknown (1888 – 1972)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Edward Hammond collection contains a photograph copy of Dr. John Taylor Hammond (1831-1902), two Agricultural Mutual Aid Society of Caroline County, MD certificates for John Hammond and his wife, Esther P. dated December 1, 1887, a narrative by J. Millard Tawes at the First Annual Verrazzano Festival in 1972, and a dance card with pencil attached from 1888. The holiday dance was held by the Thursday Club at Victor Hall in Snow Hill.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2001.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eleanor Wynkoop Collection

by Unknown (1888 – 1894)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains several land deeds from the late 19th century pertaining to the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Dorchester County). These land deeds document the buying and selling of land from residents of the Eastern Shore including James Wallace to Thomas J. Webb & John W.T. Webb, also Thomas J. Webb & Maggie A. Webb to John W.T. Webb, and S.L. Webster & Wife to W.W. Hearn & wife.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records • Land Records
Identifier: 1984.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Royal Oak, Michigan)

by Coughlin, Charles (1888 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1888 and 1897 by Charles Coughlin of Royal Oak, Michigan. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2017.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Mayor collection

by Morris, Bettie (1888 – 2000)

1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

This collection features pages of original and photocopied photographs of Salisbury, Maryland mayors dating from 1888 to 2007. It also contains articles regarding the history of the office, its activities and candidates written by Richard Cooper in 1994 and 2000 and with others published near the start of the 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Politics
Identifier: 2006.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Salisbury and Ocean City, Md.

by Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company (1888 – 1951)

1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Salisbury, Hebron, and Mardela Springs, Maryland, as well as Ocean City, Maryland. These maps document the roads, facilities, and physical structures of the region in detail. Includes a reproduction of the 1888 map and original copies of maps from 1931; physical additions to the 1931 map were made in 1942, 1946, and 1951. The Ocean City map originally dates to 1936 and additions were made in 1941.

Associated Subjects: Maps
Identifier: 2016.997
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Y.W.C.A. Collection (New Castle, Pennsylvania)

by Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) (1888 – 1963)

2 cartons,  1 box (3.5 linear feet)

The Y.W.C.A. Collection (New Castle, Pennsylvania) consists of records and ephemera related to the activities and governance of the New Castle, Pennsylvania chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association primarily between 1907 and 1950, though some documents date as early as 1888 and others as late as 1963. Documents include minutes from the Board of Directors and various committees, scrapbooks that chronicled the chapter’s activities, notices and flyers from events hosted by the New Castle Y.W.C.A, materials about Camp Eastbrook, and memorabilia from different clubs within the chapter. The collection also includes some materials related to the New Castle Y.M.C.A, especially in regards to the building that was sold from the Y.M.C.A to the Y.W.C.A in 1913.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Newspapers • Scrapbooks • Spirituality • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.107
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Albert L Disharoon Collection

by Chevallier, George (1889 – 1972)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Albert L Disharoon Collection contains a typed history of Albert L. Disharoon. His grandson, George Chevallier, wrote about Disharoon's life from his birth in 1889 until his death in 1972. Disharoon lived in Salisbury his whole life. There are also two photocopied photographs of Disharoon and his wife.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2009.099
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Freeny Family papers

by Freeny, Lula BelleFreeny, Susan "Addie" W. (1889 – 1970)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Freeny family papers document the life of Lula Belle Freeny and the life accomplishments of her many family members and friends including Susan “Addie” Freeny, Munsey White, and Bessie Luffman in Hebron, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1889-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1908-1948. Personal and professional activities of their lives are documented through a series correspondences, military documents, education materials, photographs, and various other booklets that the family had acquired over the years.

Identifier: 2011.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

International Order of Odd Fellows Records (Buffalo, New York)

by International Order of Odd Fellows (1889 – 1928)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The records of the International Order of Odd Fellows, written from 1922 to 1928 in Buffalo, New York, is comprised of two journals. The first journal includes a blacklist of people not allowed to join the fraternity. It also contains some loose "Loyal Encampment" applications. The second journal contains the minutes from meetings that occurred between 1889 and 1892. It also includes a proposed act and when they were moved, approved, or declined.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2013.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of the Crisfield Customs House

by United States Customs House (1889 – 1904)

1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

The Ledger of the Crisfield Customs House documents the licenses to enrolled vessels in the Eastern Maryland District for carrying on "coasting trade," 1889-1904. Specifically, the ledger notes the date of enrollment, where the license was granted, the type of, and the name of the sailing vessel.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Maritime • Trade
Identifier: 2012.055
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polly Batchelder collection

by Batchelder, Polly (1889 – 2001)

2 cartons,  1 oversize box (3.5 linear feet)

Polly Batchelder’s collection is a comprehensive documentation of genealogical research on Old Somerset County, Maryland via land and parish records, as well as a series of obituaries from the Marylander and Herald newspaper and city of Salisbury tax assessment ledgers. Included in the collection are the papers of Alberta Smith; mementos found by Polly and her son Geoffrey at the abandoned Smith house on West Sharpless road in Oriole, Somerset County, Maryland. Materials include photograph and autograph albums and correspondence. The materials date from 1889-2001 with the bulk of the material dates from 1982-2001.

Associated Subjects: Marvel Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

United States Post Office (Quantico, Md.) records

by United States Post Office (1889 – 1950)

5 cartons (5 linear feet)

The United States Post Office (Quantico, Md.) records includes account books, money order registrations, and route directories ranging from 1889-1950 with the bulk of the material dating from 1943-1950. These materials document neighborhood mail routes of post carriers and file registrations of the Quantico and Wetipquin communities. Also included is correspondence of the discontinuation of the Clara and Wetipquin office. Further, the collection includes a newsletter series called “The Postal Bulletin”. These bulletins are nationally issued instructions to postmasters to maintain corporate uniformity on matters such as retirement, international mailing, and war bond distribution.

Associated Subjects: Newsletters • Newspapers
Identifier: 2015.195
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wallop Family Receipts

by Unknown (1889 – 1906)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Wallop Family Receipts contains receipts dating from 1889-1906.The receipts are from L.E. Williams & Co., W.S. Dickinson & Son, and other businesses outside of Delmarva. These receipts are for the Wallop family.

Associated Subjects: Wallop Family
Identifier: 2009.123
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

American Southwest Hunting Trip Photograph Album

by Unknown (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This photograph album captures the hunting trip of five men in the American Southwest, circa 1890s. Although it is unclear who the album's creator was, the men are identified in one photograph: Bowles, Thompson, C. Garrison, M. Garrison, and W.E. Chapin. The album consists of 24 photographs, which depict the men eating and drinking by their camp, visiting towns, on their horses, and preparing for hunts.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Country Life
Identifier: SC2016.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bessie Holloway Papers

by Holloway, Bessie (1890 – 1988)

15 boxes,  5 oversize folders (18.5 linear feet)

The Bessie Holloway papers consist of personal papers, documents from the Samuel Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, genealogical research files on the Holloway family (and relatives), and name indices. It is primarily comprised of handwritten notes and reproductions of documents related to Holloway family members, which were likely maintained to support her 1985 book, Holloways of the Eastern Shore and descendants near & far, 1066-1985 : including Adkins, Davis, Dennis, Godfrey, Hudson, Jones, Kenney, Long, Massey, Mumford, Parker, Parsons, Perdue, Shockley, Thompson, Wright, and others.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Holloway Family • Voyages and travel
Identifier: 1988.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles D. Holland Oystering Photocopy

by Unknown (1890 – 1900)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a recent print of a photograph of Charlie D. Holland (1876-1953) oystering by the wharf circa 1890-1900 on Johnson's Bay near Girtletree, Maryland. Hog Island appears in background.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Oysters
Identifier: 2012.045
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Chippewa Portrait Prints

by Hakkerup, Niels Larson (1890 – 1910)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Danish-American photographer Niels Larson Hakkerup took these photographs in Minnesota between 1900 and 1915. Subjects of the photographs were members of the Leech Lake and Red Lake Nation including Chief Bemidji, for whom the city of Bemidji, Minnesota is named, and John Smith, who reportedly lived 137 years. Hakkerup’s photography focused on the beadwork, clothing and hair styles of Native Americans. The glass plate negatives for these photographs were discovered in the “rubble” of Hakkerup’s studio after he sold it to Aza and Miriam Cooper in 1946. The Cooper’s son, David, eventually donated the collection to the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University where they were eventually displayed and distributed.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2017.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Crescent Wash Board Trade Card

by Calvert Lithograph Company (circa 1890)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Victorian trade card was created by the Calvert Lithograph Company and was an advertisement for Crescent Wash Board. While the back contains a description of the zinc wash boards, the front depicts a bandaged Irishman with his wife telling another Irishmen, in Irish vernacular, why he bought his wife a Crescent wash board.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2014.033
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dashiell and Allied Families Collection

by Unknown (1890 – 1995)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains vintage photographs of the Dashiell and allied families - Zink, Murray, Hassfurther/Shield, Mosley, and Ennis; along with some assorted, loose papers that are in correspondence to the late 19th & early 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Family Life • Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: 2012.040
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E.G. Sargent Confectionery Stereoview Trade Cards

by Miller and Best (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These five anti-Irish stereoview trade cards were created by Miller and Best in the 1890s for E.G. Sargent choice confectionery in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2014.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

E.I. Brown Photograph Collection

by Brown, E.I. (circa 1890 – 1922)

3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)

G. Marshall "Bunny" Scott collected photographic material and lived on Beckwith Avenue in Princess Anne, Maryland. These 185 negatives and glass plate negatives, collected by Scott, represent a portion of the photographs taken by Euthadius Irving Brown between 1890 and 1922. Many of the photographs depict individuals and scenes around Princess Anne and Somerset County, Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland. Also included is an instructional pamphlet for the dry plate development process.

Identifier: 2001.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fields Family History collection

by Unknown (1890 – 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Fields Family History Collection contains genealogical material on the Fields family. Included are pedigree charts, which are the majority of the collection and map out many generations of the Fields family. Also included is biographical information on some members of the family and a few photos of Fields family members.

Associated Subjects: Fields Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2013.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

McLoughlin Brothers Children's Games

by McLoughlin Brothers (circa 1890)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two children's games were created around 1890 by the McLoughlin Brothers. The first children’s game, Mother Goose’s Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid, does not contain its cards and is only the box for the game. The second game, Young Folks Historical Game, is missing the instruction booklet and two cards. In the words of McLoughlin Brothers, the Young Folks Historical Game "affords a method by which the leading facts of American History may be fixed in the mind while indulging in a pleasant pastime." Children learned tidbits of information ranging from the date of completion of the Brooklyn Bridge to the names and dates of significant Civil War battles.

Associated Subjects: Games • Graphic Arts • Military History • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.115
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Messicks Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School Ledger

by Messicks Methodist Episcopal Church (1890 – 1907)

2 oversize boxes (2.5 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of original Sunday School records of Messicks Methodist Episcopal Church/Wetipquin Chapel in Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland. There are two separate books and the originals are held by H. Louis Horner.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Education • Religious History
Identifier: 2008.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Michael G. Hitch Collection

by Hitch, Mike (circa 1890 – 1990s)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection contains two parts, both collected by Mike Hitch: approximately 30 circa 1890s-1910s photographs of people in Accomack County, Virginia and publications mostly relating to St. John's United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Publications
Identifier: 2020.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Norman J. Elzey papers

by Elzey, Norman James (1890 – 1972)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (5.5 linear feet)

The Norman J. Elzey papers document his military service in World War I and on the Mexican Border, as well as his professional career with the Salisbury, Maryland Post Office and Philadelphia & Cape Charles Railway Post Office (RPO) from 1890-1972, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1920. Materials within the collection include photographs from his service in France, newspaper clippings about the 1913 Wicomico High School Reunion, correspondence, and a scrapbook depicting the last journey of the RPO.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1991.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Photograph of a Crisfield, Md. Man

by Unknown (1890 – 1910)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Photograph of an unidentified man from Crisfield, Maryland; circa 1900. This sepia-toned photograph depicts a man wearing a suit. The gentleman displays dark colored pants and a suit jacket with a white shirt. A vest is shown under the jacket and he displays a bow tie. He is wearing a bowler style hat and his right hand is resting on the back of a chair that displays tassels. Stamped on the verso is, "Photographed By J.M. Horning & Co., Crisfield, MD."

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2012.202
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Racist African American and Chinese Advertising Cards

by Unknown (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two advertising cards depict racial stereotypes of African Americans and Chinese, such as the belief that Chinese people ate dogs.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Advertising
Identifier: SC2016.097
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the City of Salisbury Field Operations

by City of Salisbury (circa 1890 – 2020)

85 drawers,  1 carton (505 linear feet)

This collection consists of approximately 10,000 plans, maps, drawings, and other oversize documents from the City of Salisbury's Department of Field Operations and, prior to its inclusion in the Field Ops department, the Department of Public Works. While the record dates range from approximately 1890 to 2020, the majority of the collection dates between 1920 and 1980. Included are property surveys, utility maps and plans, water works materials, and other infrastructure-related documents used to build, maintain, and alter structures and properties in the City of Salisbury. Notably included are 1988 aerial photographs of the city (contact prints and negatives), project progress photographs, and microfiche reproductions of many of the oversize items. Includes records from M-221-7 #6

Associated Subjects: Health • Infrastructure • Land records. • Surveying
Identifier: SBY-FO
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Reverend B.G. Parker photographs

by Parker, Rev. B.B. (circa 1890, 1900)

1 box (1 linear feet)

The collection of photographic prints created by Rev. B.G. Parker from Western Wicomico County, Maryland depict children, families, buildings, and schools throughout the aforementioned region circa 1890-1900.

Identifier: 1984.061
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Business Ephemera Collection

by Unknown (1890 – 1987)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The Salisbury Business Ephemera collection contains a collection of ephemera from 1890-1987. The ephemera includes receipts, savings checkbooks, photographs, and pieces of memorabilia from 1926-1971. A majority of the collection are receipts from Local businesses in Salisbury.

Associated Subjects: Local History • Receipts
Identifier: 2022.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Temperance Journal

by Unknown (circa 1890s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Temperance Journal was written in the 1890s by an unknown person in an unknown location. There are 53 pages with pasted newspaper clippings and 22 handwritten pages, all of which concern religion and the temperance movement.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Politics • Spirituality • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2013.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

The Old Homestead Rare Book

by Tilghman, William B. (1890 – 1900s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains one book entitled "The Old Homestead" by William B. Tilghman. Within it are pictures complimented by a poem of the aforementioned title and dates from the late 1890s to early 1900s.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Poetry
Identifier: 2009.240
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Atlantic Oceans Estate History

by The Sinepuxent Beach Company (1891 – 1927)

7 folders (0.07 linear feet)

This collection contains numerous leases, deeds, conveyances, audits, and property maps of various Ocean and Coastal businesses and homes in Worcester and Somerset Counties from 1891-1927. Frequently named businesses and owners mentioned are The Sinepuxent Beach Company of Baltimore City, John F. Waggaman, The Ocean City Development Co., Frank P. Phelps, Clarence C. Kilby, William B. S. Powell, and the Interstate Realty Company.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Receipts
Identifier: 2006.159
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of John Popp

by Popp, John (1891 – 1935)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These two five-year diaries were written by John Popp from 1891 to 1895 and 1931 to 1935. Popp not only wrote about his daily life including church, relationship with his eventual wife Amelia, politics, and work, but also kept extensive notes about his spending and his genealogy. Popp was born in Chicago, Illinois to German immigrants, and his wife, Amelia, immigrated from Germany in 1881. Popp became an executive for a grocery wholesaler and owned several properties.

Associated Subjects: Business • City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2016.110
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Mary Louise Shawhan Horn

by Horn, Mary Louise Shawhan (1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Mary Louise Shawhan Horn was written in 1891 in Mobile, Alabama. Mary Louise Shawhan married Harold Horn in April of 1891 and the latter half of the diary details her life as a newly married woman along with her wish to not have children. A photograph of a woman not related to Horn is also present with the diary.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Family Life
Identifier: SC2014.055
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

John Alvan Selby Baby Book

by Selby, Susie Willey (1891 – 1896)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The John Alvan Selby Baby Book contains a baby book titled "Baby's Kingdom". The baby book is for John Alvan Selby, and was kept by his mother, Susie Willey Selby. The contents of the baby book contain milestones, firsts for John, objects such as a lock of hair. There is also a transcription of the baby book, done by John Parker Dryden in the collection.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2010.074
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Moorestown Literary Society

by Moorestown Literary Society (1891 – 1895)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Minutes of the Moorestown Literary Society document the activities of this social group in Moorestown, New Jersey from 1891 to 1895. The Society met on Monday evenings and discussed subjects such as "Resolved that education should be compulsory," "Resolved that men are more expensive than women," and "Resolved that the love for money is a greater passion than a love for women," and "Resolved the liar is more dangerous than the thief." The minutes book record the officers of the Society as well as some of the members, and who spoke for and against the evening topics.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SC2020.030
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Negro Minstrels Booklet

by T.S. Denison & Company (publisher)Townsend, Charles (1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This booklet, entitled Negro Minstrels with End Men's Jokes, Gags, Speeches, Etc., was written by Charles Townsend and published by T.S. Denison & Company in 1891. It contains a brief history of minstrelsy, lessons on organizing a minstrel, and scripts for performances.

Associated Subjects: Racism • Programs
Identifier: SC2017.011c
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Scrapbook of Ethel Barguet

by Barguet, Ethel (1891 – 1901)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Scrapbook of Ethel Barguet was compiled between 1891 and 1901. Barguet, who was an 1891 graduate of the Fifth Avenue Grammar School in Mount Vernon, New York, worked as a "play room teacher" with the Children's Aid Society in New York City. Barguet was also invited to continue her work with the Episcopal City Mission in Boston. The scrapbook consists of invitations to social gatherings in upstate New York, New York City, and Long Island, stamps, collections of phrases and writing, hair clippings, and flower pressings. While the last quarter of the scrapbook appear empty, there is at least one poem written on a folded sheet of paper.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Clubs • Education • Newspapers • Poetry • Scrapbooks • Spirituality • Labor History
Identifier: SC2013.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Third Presbyterian Church Choir Journal (Newark, New Jersey)

by Huntington, J.H. Jr. (1891 – 1896)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal documents the choir of the Third Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey and was maintained by the church's organist, J.H. Huntington, Jr. Huntington served as the organist from 1889 to 1915 and Choir Master from 1891 to 1912. The journal records information such as choir members and their vocal ranges, song titles, and weekly Sunday service descriptions that detail both the songs played and the weather from 1891 to 1896.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Music • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Blanche Hudson Letters

by Hudson, Blanche (1892 – 1897)

2 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Blanche Hudson Letters document the life of Blanche Hudson from 1892 to 1897. Blanche's letters, written to her friend, Berte Graham, describe her daily life and discuss topics such as work, school, church, family, and male suitors. While Blanche lived in Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania, Berte lived in Liberty Grove, Maryland.

Identifier: SC2021.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dennis Family photographs

by Dennis, Ruby Camilla (1892 – 2007)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Dennis Family photographs document the lives of Camilla Dennis, a Worcester County native, and Martha Groton, Camilla’s daughter. The photographs date from 1892 to 2007 and depict the Dennis family through a series of portraits as well as activities held at 207 East Isabella Street in Salisbury, Maryland. Published works within the collection reveal ties to Robert Naylor Roger’s Scottish clan ancestry.

Associated Subjects: Dennis Family
Identifier: 2011.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Daniel MacFarlan

by MacFarlan, Daniel (1892)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Daniel MacFarlan provides daily entries that detail the daily life of a fire insurance inspector from Yonkers, New York. MacFarlan was very religious and depended on God to endure trouble in the home caused by his drinking and servant, Jennie, as well as a possible lawsuit from the church secretary. MacFarlan traveled for work and wrote, in detail, every day. MacFarlan was from a notable family; his father, Thomas, was a financial agent for Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and Hamilton Fish. There are paintings of MacFarlan and his family in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Identifier: SC2013.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Edwin Myers (2)

by Myers, Edwin (1892 – 1899)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between January 1, 1892 and June 22, 1895. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers resigned from his post as Deputy County Clerk at the beginning of the diary, but became a deputy assessor, served as a juror, attended temperance meetings, was on the council of the Fraternal Aid Society, and was active in local and school elections.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Farm Life • Medical History • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of New York Woman Abroad in Europe

by Unknown (1892)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This travel diary documents a New York woman's trip abroad in Europe between May 17 and June 27, 1892. The woman wrote extensively about her departure and journey from New York City on the Inman Line ship "City of New York," as well as her experiences when she reached Europe. The transcribed diary is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.089a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Diary of Warren Sasenbery

by Sasenbery, Warren (1892 – 1903)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1892 and 1903 by Warren Sasenbery who was seven years old when he purchased the diary with money gifted by his Grandpa Isley. Sasenbery lived in Rome, New York and wrote about family events and activities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.131
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Dryden Family Collection

by Unknown (1892 – 1987)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Dryden and Winder Family Collection contains genealogical information for the Dryden family. The main focus of the collection is a teaching certificate for Sallie Pruitt Dryden, along with an obituary for Margie Dryden McIntyre.

Associated Subjects: Dryden Family • Education • Genealogy
Identifier: 2008.113
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred Bradley Family papers

by Bradley Family (1892 – 1983)

1 folder (0.25 linear feet)

The papers of Fred T. Bradley document the activities of his family members, including his Uncle Milton Bradley’s active service in World War I, a copy of Florence Bradley’s passport, and his father’s obituary. Political memorabilia include a ticket stub from the 1912 Democratic National Convention and a fob from the McKinley-Hobart Presidential campaign of 1896. Also included is a copy of the Kangaroo Komplete Kompound brochure circa 1892, a type of farmer’s manure almanac.

Associated Subjects: Politics • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: 1990.051
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Isaac Handy diary

by Handy, Isaac J. (1892)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The diary of Isaac J.F. Handy, written in 1892, documents his daily experiences as a servant in the home of Mrs. Frank Haseltine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Handy, an African American man born in Wicomico County in 1850, the son of George and Susan Handy, recounts his everyday experiences writing about his activities inside and outside of the home. From time to time, he comments on national events, specifically, the 1892 Presidential election of Grover Cleveland. His monthly salary and expenses are noted in the back of the diary.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Handy Family
Identifier: 2015.125
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Martha Steele Plat Collection

by Gordy, E. A. (1892)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Martha Steele Plat Collection contains a land plat and survey in 1892. The land was given to Martha Steele after her son died.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 1995.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Palmer Photography Collection

by Unknown (1892 – 1922)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Sepia-toned photographic print of a men's high school baseball team; the letters "BHS" are stitched on the front of their uniforms indicating either Birmingham or Berlin High School, located in Worcester County. Handwritten on the verso, "Joe Boston, Jack Pruitt, Louis Holland, Marvin Holland, Don Moore, Ed Palmer, James Gault."

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Photography
Identifier: 2013.040
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polk Family History collection

by Powell, Emma (circa 1892)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Polk Family History Collection contains photocopies of a genealogical biography of the Polk family from Fulbert, the Saxon in 1075 to 1892. A note indicates that it was found in the attic of Emma Powell's house at the corner of Newton and Camden by McFarlin's mother when she acquired the house.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Polk Family
Identifier: 2007.124
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Wimbrow collection

by Wimbrow, Thomas D. (1892 – 1922)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection consists of a photograph and photocopies of railroad company tickets. The photograph was taken circa 1915 at the Whaleyville, Maryland station of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railroad. The men in the photograph are Horace Hamblin, Ranzie Jones and Orville Cooper and are dressed in World War I army uniforms. The photocopies are an 1892 excursion ticket from the Baltimore & Eastern Shore Railroad Company and a 1922 Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railway Company ticket. Also documented are two photographs of Sue Stewart Bounds grandparents, Grace Williams Stewart, and William E. Stewart, with corresponding photographs of their headstones.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2013.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Hattie Donaldson

by Donaldson, Hattie (1893)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Hattie Donaldson documents the life of a woman in Fullerville, New York in 1893. During her time writing this diary, she visited Jersey City and other nearby cities.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Country Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.031
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Early 20th Century Legal Records of the Eastern Shore collection

by Bailey, Joseph (1893, 1936)

1 box (1 linear feet)

This collection contains papers and documents from the law office of Joseph Bailey, an attorney who lived in the early 20th century on the eastern shore. These papers and documents are: wills, court case documents and papers that belonged to different inhabitants of the eastern shore who lived at the beginning of the 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Court Records
Identifier: 2006.148
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Harrington and Mace records

by Harrington, Emerson C.Mace, Irving (1893 – 1908)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains the law firm's incoming correspondence from 1893 through 1908. It is unsure if this collection represents all correspondence or a sampling from those years. Also in the years from 1907-1908 there is incoming correspondence from a girl, Frances Creighton, who is attending the Pierce Business School. Within her correspondence is evidence that Mr. Emerson C. Harrington was funding her education, however, it is not noted what her family relationship to him was. Included are her school grades, boarding house receipts, letters asking for funds and shorthand schoolwork. Creighton also corresponded with a woman addressed as an Aunt who acted as a connection between herself and Mr. Harrington.

Associated Subjects: Business • Education • Legal Records
Identifier: 2005.053
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jim Wootten railroad ephemera

by Wootten, Jim (1893 – 1953)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The Jim Wootten railroad ephemera includes items related to railroads on the Delmarva peninsula. Included are a New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Rail Road Company baggage master's record that documents work in 1893 and 1900, three locomotive operating manuals from 1950 and 1953, and 18 passenger tickets for the Pennsylvania Railroad that date between 1924 and 1941.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Railways • Labor History
Identifier: 2018.086
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Townsend papers

by Townsend, Joseph (1893 – 1917)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Joseph Townsend papers document the family activities of the Townsend family in Accomack County, Virginia. Documenting materials comprise of correspondence from Joseph Townsend to his daughter Mary in 1917, as well the will of James D. Baker bequeathing items and property to several Townsend family members, 1893-95.

Associated Subjects: Townsend Family • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2015.999
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Life Saving Station Building Plan Collection

by Tolman, George R. (circa 1893)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains building plans dated 1893 of a life saving station. The life saving station depicted is currently unknown. The architect is George R. Tolman.

Associated Subjects: Blueprints • Architecture
Identifier: 2009.202
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Methodist Church pamphlet

by Unknown (1893)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Maryland Methodist Church pamphlet contains a pamphlet titled "Seventieth Anniversary of The Maryland Annual Conference of The Methodist Protestant Church." It discusses the history and development of the Methodist Church in Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2008.087
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Woodlandville, Missouri)

by Mitchell, Josephius (1893 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1893 and 1897 by Josephius Mitchell of Woodlandville, Boone County, Missouri. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 37 individuals who answer the 40 questions listed, one of which includes a photograph.

Associated Subjects: Questionnaires • Youth • Country Life
Identifier: SC2013.033
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Grange Patrons of Husbandry (Robesonia, Pennsylvania)

by Grange Patrons of Husbandry (1893 – 1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The minutes of the Grange Patrons of Husbandry of Robesonia, Pennsylvania document the group's meetings from 1893 to 1905.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2014.012
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Quantico Postal Office records

by United States Post Office (1893 – 1954)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains materials from the Quantico, Maryland Post Office, a rural office of the United States Postal Service. Included are two postmaster receipt books, a ledger of the money orders issued in August of 1942, a cash book from April 1943, the bills for box rentals from 1942; the 1893 Post Laws and Regulations of the United States of America, and Agriculture Yearbook of 1925.

Associated Subjects: Lebo, Alta
Identifier: 2007.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Wilson Cambridge Education Papers and Ephemera

by Wilson, William (1893 – 1940)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection contains education papers and other ephemera from Cambridge, Maryland between 1893 and 1940. Included are two deeds to and from John Wheatley dated 1893 and 1911; a Maryland Public School Register from Dorchester County dating from 1911 to 1916, including loose notes and items; an education publication from 1929 entitled "The Sea Surf"; a 1939 publication entitled "New York World's Fair Views"; a 1940 US Department of Commerce publication entitled "Digest of Civil Air Regulations for Pilots"; and several Cambridge newspapers (Cambridge Record, Daily Banner, Democrat and News, and an issue of Philadelphia Record) from 1908 to 1940.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newspapers
Identifier: 2016.057
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

American Protective Association Manual

by American Protective Association (1894)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This manual contains the "principles and objects" of the American Protective Association and was published in Toledo, Ohio in 1894. The association was an anti-Catholic secret society established in 1887 and pushed for the perpetual separation of church and state.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Politics • Publications • Religious History
Identifier: SC2017.003a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Bokal-Cotter Collection

by Bokal, Elizabeth CotterBokal, Mary AvisCotter, Mary G.Cotter, Paul J. (1894 – 1991)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Bokal-Cotter collection consists of primarily correspondence from individuals including Mary Avis Bokal, Elizabeth Cotter Bokal (Mary Avis's mother), Paul J. Cotter (Elizabeth's brother), Mary G. Cotter (Paul and Elizabeth's mother), among others, dating from 1894 to 1991 with the bulk of the letters dating from 1942 to 1968. While many of the letters seem to regard family and social events from the Broome County, New York family, Mary Avis Bokal and Paul J. Cotter both lived in Washington, D.C. where Bokal went to American University and Cotter worked in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, unidentified photographs and negatives, postcards, and ephemera that mostly belonged to Mary Avis Bokal.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Family Life • Government • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2017.056
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid

by Reid, MarcusReid, Minerva (1894 – 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The four diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid were written in Jefferson County, New York and document the rural farming life of this couple. Marcus wrote three of the diaries, which date 1894, 1906, and 1906; Minerva wrote one of the diaries, which dates 1919 (the original owner wrote their names on the inside cover). While Marcus was listed as a farmer in the census, he wrote frequently about carpentry on houses, roofs, schools, and his shop on his property that included a barn, gravel pit, house, and orchard.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Labor History • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Raymond Thayer Quindlen (3)

by Quindlen, Raymond Thayer (1894 – 1948)

6 folders (1 linear feet)

The Diaries of Raymond Thayer Quindlen were written from 1897 to 1901, 1904 to 1906, and 1919 to 1920. Also included are memorandum and notebooks, transaction booklet, and ephemera that date up to 1948. Quindlen was 14 at the start of these diaries and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked at the Hess-Bright Manufacturing Company, which he referred to as Miss Bright, but was most passionate about theater, burlesque, and movies. He collected programs and newspaper clippings that advertised the shows he attended, placing them throughout his diaries and notepads. One surgeon's appointment card dates to 1894. Notable events during this period in his life include the death of his mother in 1929 and his marriage to Mary Spicer in Greenwich Village in 1937. Later in life, Quindlen was an inspector for SKF.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Youth • City and Town Life • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2016.105
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

K. King Burnett papers

by Burnett, K. King (1894 – 2014)

22 cartons,  2 boxes (23 linear feet)

The K. King Burnett papers encompass the executive activities and operations of numerous environmental organizations. These documents reflect the impact that preservation regulations had on the Delmarva Peninsula specifically, Wicomico and Worcester counties as it evolved from 1960 - 2014, and the entirety of the papers span from as early as 1894 - 2014. Burnett served as a legal advisor for these organizations. His papers contain numerous board of director reports which reflect by-law drafts and final copies, logistics proceedings regarding agency consolidation, and documents entailing litigation representation including the enforcement of environmental regulations. Organizations of note include Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Wicomico Planning, Zoning, and Development Committee, and Greater Salisbury Committee.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Infrastructure • Land Records • Transportation
Identifier: 2014.085
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Memoir of William Vaux

by Vaux, William (1894)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Memoir of William Vaux was written in 1894 and recounts the life of the Doylestown, Pennsylvania man who was born in Philadelphia to British immigrants in 1825. The memoir covers his early family life, being sent out to work for Quaker farmers in the country at age seven, his teenage years working for farmers and learning the shoe making trade. He was an entrepreneur and described his businesses, houses and other buildings he bought and sold, his financial hardship in the 1870s. He also joined the home guard to during Robert E. Lee's invasion at Gettysburg in 1863, though he did not see combat.

Identifier: SC2014.106
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Milbourne Family Collection

by Tull, Willis Clayton, Jr. (1894 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical information on the Milbourne as well as photographs of members of the Milbourne family.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Milbourne Family • Photography
Identifier: 2012.208
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Minutes of the Grand Army of the Republic (Pulaski, New York)

by Grand Army of the Republic (1894 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger contains the minutes of the Grand Army of the Republic, J.B. Butler Post No. 111, in Pulaski, New York from 1894 to 1897. This Civil War veteran's fraternal organization met frequently, passed resolutions, and worked with other local organizations. Included are many clippings documenting the publicity of the organization's activities.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Ledger • Minutes (Records) • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.046
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Theodore Dize Papers

by Dize, TheodoreDize, Westley (1894 – 1995)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The Theodore Dize Papers document the shipping business of the bugeye James G. Blaine, captained by Theodore and Westley Dize, between 1894 and 1923. An additional account from 1995 records the names of watermen who shipped out of Baltimore at the turn of the century to dredge oysters. Dize shipped out of Crisfield, Smith Island, and Baltimore, dredging oysters and transporting merchandise. The shipping business is documented through agreements, worker records, and extensive receipts. Also included are printed ephemera including book advertisements.

Associated Subjects: Business • Maritime • Receipts • Oysters • Labor History
Identifier: 1995.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wilmer O. Lankford III papers

by Unknown (1894 – 2008)

3 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

The papers of Wilmer O. Lankford III encompass his research materials and original manuscripts of his four-volume book, They Lived in Somerset; including Lankford family documents such as Wilmer’s Western Maryland College scrapbook, as well as facsimiles and transcripts of church records, from Somerset County, Maryland, 1894-2008. Additional components include Rev. William Colbert’s account of his travels in Somerset County from 1801-1807, and the diary of Ida Marshall Lankford that reflects the lynching of Isaac Kemp for the murder of Constable Ned Carver.

Associated Subjects: Education • Genealogy • Lynching • Methodism • Presbyterianism
Identifier: 1984.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

1895 Election Ballot

by Unknown (1895)

1 oversize folder (0.25 linear feet)

State of Maryland election ballot from the 1895 election that states candidates for Governor, John E. Hurst, Lloyd Lowndes, Joshua Levering, Henry Franklin Andrew and Henry F. Andrews; Delegates for the House were also elected. The ballot also notes local Eastern Shore candidates for Sherriff, State's Attorney, County Commissioner, County Treasurer, and Judges for Orphan Courts.

Associated Subjects: Ballot • Voting
Identifier: 2014.969
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Albert and Bettie Morris papers

by Morris, AlbertMorris, Bettie (1895 – 2008)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.25 linear feet)

The Albert and Bettie Morris papers document their lives as long-time residents of Salisbury, Maryland, and include early family records of Rosa Lee Tilghman Morris as well as correspondence, biographical information, printed materials, newspapers and artifacts. The materials date from 1895-2008 with the bulk of the material dating from 1941-1979. Dr. Morris’ extensive World War II service record is documented and includes correspondence, service papers and photographic documentation of his encounter with General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included are the records of the Eastern Shore Opera and Symphony Societies as well as ephemera from many other local historic and symphonic organizations.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2007.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen (1)

by Quindlen, Raymond Thayer (1895)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Raymond Thayer Quindlen was written by the 13 year old in 1895 and includes entries about school and home, as well as some comments about national events and memories of his earlier childhood. Quindlen lived in Centreville, Pennsylvania with his single mother after having moved from Maine to New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania. He was listed as a "distinguished student" in the local newspaper and was very resourceful, having built a shanty where he often escaped.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.100
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

George Gering Collection

by Kennerly, Charlotte E. (circa 1895 – 1920)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This small collection contains a variety of material in the form of land patents, court writs and an official ballot for Worcester County. Included in the collection is tax, financial and business receipts of the Kennerly family from approximately the 1890s to the 1920s.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Kennerly Family • Receipts • Land Records • Accounting Records
Identifier: 1990.062
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hindu Pamphlets

by Vasu, Srisa Chandra (1895 – 1905)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains pamphlets on various topics relating to Hinduism that date from 1895 to 1905. One of the books includes four bound pamphlets from Hindu scholar Srisa Chandra Vasu that were published in Allahabad, India. The other book includes ten pamphlets from various authors about topics in Hinduism and yoga philosophy. Also included is part of an envelope with a written message sent from P. Rajeswara Rao in Andra, India to Mrs. Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy in Cambridge, Massachusetts (a professional photographer known as Lotte Lamas).

Associated Subjects: Publications • Religious History
Identifier: SC2018.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Margaret Stone papers

by Stone, Margaret (1895 – 2000s)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

The Margaret Stone papers are comprised of genealogy research conducted by Margaret Stone and relate to many different Wicomico County, Maryland families focusing specifically on the linage of Elihu and Annie “Nannie” Rider Jackson. Also contained within the collection are materials related to the Jackson Lumber Company of Riderwood, Alabama and Tony Tank Manor. In addition, there are items related to Ehliu Jackson’s political career. The materials date from 1895, 1982-2000, specifically documenting when Ms. Stone conducted her genealogical research.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Humphreys Family • Jackson Family • Politics
Identifier: 2000.017
Repository: Local History Archives
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Peninsula Farmer Newspaper collection

by The Peninsula Farmer (1895)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Photocopy of The Peninsula Farmer, volume 11, number 25, September 7, 1895, published in Federalsburg, Maryland. The newspaper covers a range of topics including religion and politics.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2014.118
Repository: Local History Archives
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Tyaskin, Md. records

by Unknown (1895 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The records of Tyaskin, Maryland document the 1895 plat of land on the west side of Tyaskin Road as well as photographs of Tyaskin Wharf, and the Wetipquin Ferry. Also included is a survey conducted of the Colored Camp Ground in the Tyaskin District, dated 1898. Lastly, a reproduction canning label from the Tyaskin Packing Company and photographs from Old Asbury United Methodist Church.

Associated Subjects: African American History
Identifier: 2015.199
Repository: Local History Archives
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African American Sheet Music (2)

by Unknown (1896 – 1916)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These four music sheets date between 1896 and 1916 and contain traditional African American music including plantation songs.

Associated Subjects: Music • Racism • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.012
Repository: Special Collections
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Alms House Records from the William A. Bayard Sutton Collection

by Kent County Alms House (1896 – 1940)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Kent County Alms House records offer insight into the care of the economically disadvantaged in Kent County, Maryland. The collection consists of a CD-ROM of scanned images of two ledgers from the Alms House Records from the William A. Bayard Sutton Collection of the Kent County Historical Society from 1896-1940. The first ledger contains meeting minutes and financial records of the trustees of the alms house from 1906-1932. The second ledger contains records of the occupants of the alms house. The records list each resident's name, race, nationality, age, trade, birthplace, and date of discharge or death from 1896-1940. It also contains a photograph of the alms house.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2012.056
Repository: Local History Archives
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Bill of Sale of Licensed Vessel Collection

by Tilghman, David Clyde (1896)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a bill of sale for a licensed naval vessel under twenty tons. The bill of sale is designated to Allen and Anne Arnold for a ship named GEORGE WHEATLEY. The bill was issued on August 24, 1896. The collection also contains a clipping regarding David Clyde Tilghman who was a Snow Hill resident and Army Air Corp radio operator who died in a plane crash.

Associated Subjects: Maritime
Identifier: 2011.024
Repository: Local History Archives
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Dan Brown collection

by Brown, Danny (1896 – 2007)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Danny Brown collection consists of ephemera and documents related to the history of Salisbury, Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula with items dating from 1896 to 2007 (the bulk of the materials range from 1908 to 1996). Included in the collection are two general or hardware store ledgers dating from 1908 to 1920, business and political advertisements, event programs, postcards, photo reproductions, newspaper clippings, and writings about Salisbury's history. Also included is a handwritten list of canneries along the Nanticoke River.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Ledger • Postcards • Wicomico County (Md.)--History.