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Items with subject 'United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783'

Atlas of the American Revolution

by Department of the Navy (1972)

1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

Atlas of the American Revolution, published by the Naval History Division of the Department of the Navy in 1972 documents the 18th Century maps and charts which would have been utilized during the American Revolutionary War.

Identifier: 2009.577
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Gilliss Family History Notes and Correspondences Collection

by Gilliss, Charles (1928 – 1934)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains a series of letters addressed to a Mrs. Bessie McAllen as well as a composition book full of Charles Gilliss' notes on the McAllen family history. The letters to Mrs. McAllen give an overview of everything Gilliss has found on her family line. The first letter dates 1932, and Gilliss informs her that on his initial perusal of the family line, he has found seven Levin Gilliss' living in the 1700s. Throughout the 1932 letters, he researches more into each Levin and begins to piece together their lives. In a 1934 letter, Gilliss informs Mrs. McAllen that both ancestors of hers, Levin Gilliss, and Captain Thomas Gilliss, were in the same company and battalion of MD troops in the Revolutionary War. It is evident in the 1934 letters that Mrs. McAllen has asked Gilliss to research her family line in order to solidify her standing in the D.A.R. The composition book that accompanies these letters are the personal notes and findings from Gilliss on the family line. The first half of the book includes handwritten copies of deeds and wills that Gilliss has found from the McAllen family members. The second half is mainly notes connecting certain family members, along with their birth and death dates. The very last pages of the notebook include more wills of McAllen ancestors.

Identifier: 2012.106
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

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

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