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Collection Details


Collection Name: Alexander Wilson 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/wilson_a.htm
Dates Spanned: 1852-1890
Description: The personal and business papers of Alexander Wilson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery just below Newark in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, span the dates from 1852 to 1890 (with bulk dates 1870 to 1890) and include letters, envelopes, brochures, receipts, checks, and ephemera. The Wilson family also owned property in Elkton, Maryland, and it is possible that Wilson grew up in Maryland. As a successful businessman in New Castle County, Delaware, Wilson was involved in county government. From evidence in the collection, Wilson was a Trustee of the Poor (1877), Secretary of School District 54, New Castle County (1875), and a commissioner of the New Castle County Levy Court.
Broad Subjects: Economics
ASP Subjects: Delaware; Letters; Manufacturing industries; Manufacturing processes; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004957