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Items with subject 'Farming Life'

Donald Ward Southern-Delaware Oral Histories

by Unknown (2018 – 2019)

4 folders (1 linear feet)

These oral history interviews document the lives, activities and culture of people living in Sussex County, Delaware. Subjects include farm life, church life, the various Methodist summer camps (Carey's Camp), life around Millsboro and the surrounding towns, and the developments in the poultry industry. Compiled transcripts are attached.

Associated Subjects: Farming Life
Identifier: NCOH-0007
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Otis S. Twilley Collection

by Twilley, Otis S. (1918 – 1998)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The Otis S. Twilley Collection documents the life and business of Otis Spooner Twilley, founder and long-time owner of the Otis S. Twilley Seed Company. Among the collection are his college yearbooks from the University of Maryland, newspapers containing articles written about his life and business, and seed catalogs from his company dating from 1924 to 1988. There are dozens of pictures of Twilley and his farms, as well as correspondence between him and Arthur C. Abbott of Abbott and Cobb, Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Wicomico County School District.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Farming Life
Identifier: 2021.033
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