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Items with subject 'Handy Family'

Handy Family Papers

by Horsely, Lucille (2001)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains information written on the Handy family by Lucille Horsely. Additionally, the information is also found on a CD in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Handy Family
Identifier: 2001.047
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
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Lucille Horsley collection

by Horsley, Lucille (1931 – 1996)

10 boxes,  1 oversize folder (7.5 linear feet)

The Horsley collection is primarily composed of materials collected, copied, and transcribed by Horsley as a product of her research on Pemberton Plantation, located just outside of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore. Notebooks, genealogy charts, research papers, newspaper clippings, duplications of maps from Maryland’s Colonial period to the present, as well as a personal “vertical file” of information relating to area historical sites, events, and peninsula history, are united to compose a collection of personal papers reflecting Horsley’s interests and life’s work. Horsley’s papers will be of interest to those seeking guidance to primary source materials relating to Pemberton plantation (three miles from Salisbury), and its chain of ownership within the Handy family; her extreme diligence in recording her sources and compiling her transcriptions makes this an excellent starting point for unseasoned researchers of Somerset County. The bulk of Horsley’s research was conducted in the 1980's.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Handy Family
Identifier: 1997.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pemberton Hall Foundation Oral History Collection

by Gaskill, Erik (1971 – 2018s)

6 folders ( linear feet)

These oral histories document the history of the restoration of Pemberton Hall Manor and the formation of the Pemberton Hall Foundation beginning in 1971 through interviews with current and former members of the Pemberton Hall Foundation. These narrators speak about their memories, obstacles faced, and allies who helped secure Pemberton Manor's historical integrity. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: Handy Family • Historic Buildings • Historic Preservation • Politics
Identifier: NCOH-0006
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