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Collection Details


Collection Name: Williams Family Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/willmsfa.htm
Dates Spanned: 1861-1947
Description: The Williams Family Papers concern the business and personal affairs of prominent Delaware politician and landowner James Williams (1825-1899), and his son Nathaniel J. Williams (1857-1943), who was also a prominent politician and landowner. In addition, the collection contains documents relating to the business of Parvis and Williams, a Middletown-based fertilizer manufacturing company that was headed by James Williams once he joined John Parvis in 1885. The collection itself consists of 2.5 linear feet of material comprising correspondence, college exercise books and notebooks, account books, ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal business, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. papers regarding the personal and business affairs of James Williams, II. business of the Parvis and Williams Company, and III. papers regarding the personal affairs of Nathaniel J. Williams as well as the management of his estates.
Broad Subjects: Biography; Law
ASP Subjects: Biography; Delaware; Delaware--Politics and government; Family--History; Letters; Politicians; United States; Williams family
Collection Code: OHC0004951