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Evans, Mary J., fl. 1850-1906.

Mary J. Evans notebook

1904 February 8–1906 March 12


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 026


Creator: Evans, Mary J., fl. 1850-1906.


Title: Mary J. Evans notebook


Inclusive Dates: 1904 February 8–1906 March 12


Extent: 1 v. ( 24 p.) ; 11 cm.


Abstract: This small notebook contains brief, sporadic notes taken by Newark, Delaware, resident Mary J. Evans from 1904 to 1906. The entries document monetary transactions, home life, and events in the community over the two-year period.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 026, Mary J. Evans notebook, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 026: Shelved in SPEC MSS 097

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Acquired, 1957.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, July 2009.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Mary Jane (Black) Evans was the youngest daughter of Samuel Henry Black and Dorcas Armitage Middleton. On June 17, 1856, she married George Gillespie Evans, a community leader in Newark, Delaware.

After marriage, George Gillespie and Mary Jane Evans settled in Newark, building their house across from the Evans family’s general store. Their six children included son Charles B., and five daughters: Ann M., Harriet N., Margaret G., Agnes Armitage, and Lena Evans.

Sources:

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware,1609-1888. Philadelphia: L.J. Richards and Company, 1888.


Scope and Content Note

This small notebook contains brief, sporadic notes taken by Newark, Delaware, resident Mary J. Evans from 1904 to 1906. The entries document monetary transactions, home life, and events in the community over the two-year period.

The entries made by Evans were very brief and were for the most part random. Several of the entries list payments made to individuals for services and goods delivered, as well as the amount of money withdrawn from the bank. Evans also documents weather events (such as snow storms), random daily activities, trips taken to visit relatives and other cities, gifts received, and events in the region (such as a fire in Baltimore). She also noted the deaths of various individuals, including that of her husband George G. Evans, in 1904.

The notebook itself contains autograph notations made in pencil.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Evans, Mary J., fl. 1850-1906.
Geographic Names
Newark (Del.)--History--20th century--Sources.
Newark (Del.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Notebooks.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

MSS 271, George G. Evans Family Papers and Supplement G., Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.


Detailed Contents List

Mary J. Evans notebook, 1904 February 8–1906 March 12   [Item 026]