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Wilbur T. Wilson
Map Collection

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Series I. Maps


Contents List

Map No. -- Contents

          Maps 476 - 493
          Housed in oversize map drawers

476       Map of land partially bounded by Nottingham Rd. and New London Rd., n.d.
          28 x 39 cm.  no scale.  ms.
          Shows: New London Road, Nottingham Road, White Clay Creek, [Bogy Run].
          Property of Philip Wilson, Samuel Deputy, George Clark, Jas. H. Hossinger,
          Christopher Brooks, Thomas Lumb, Sarah Holston, James Lumb, J. Clifford
          Willis, Norris N. Wright, David J. Murphy, Jennie Jex, Newark Country Club,
          Allen Robinett, James H. Ray, William E. Heisler, Samuel Y. Wilson, William P.
          Wollaston, Clarence Wm. Beadendkopf, Claude P. Hearne, Penelope Ray,
          McLaughlin, Murray. 

477       The following are transcriptions of lists appearing in the Map Catalogue and
          Index, found in Box 1, Folder 43. 

     [a]  List of Altitudes Near Newark
          Centerville -- Highest Point in State...................... 432.00
          Iron Hill -- Air-Plane Signal.............................. 330.00
          Milford Cross Roads........................................ 312.00
          Fairview R'd opposite Richard Buckingham Residence......... 343.29
          Drum Hill -- Intersection Roads............................ 289.95
          Drum Hill & Wilmington Roads -- Intersection...............  89.80
          Main Street & Elkton Road -- Intersection.................. 136.70
          Main Street -- West Limits -- opposite tank................ 197.00
          Bridge over Chrisitiana Creek -- Appleton R'd.............. 134.00
          Maryland & Delaware Line................................... 135.20
          Main & Chapel Streets -- Intersection...................... 117.50
          North End Paper-Mill Bridge................................  71.54
          Joe Frazer
          Field...................................................... 131.27
          North Cor. Door Sill, Recitation Hall -
               Men's College........................................  146.63

          Bot'm Step, Front entrance Residence Hall -
               Wo's College.........................................  114.65
          Mid'l R'd under culvert (P.W.& B.) Newark, 
               Ogleton R'd..........................................   44.00
          Cooch Bridge...............................................  47.08
            237 ft. west - 43.6

          The elevations herein are based on a common mean sea-level datum.
               See also P. 152 of this book

     [b]  Bench marks -- Ralph W. Jones.   10/23/46
          Top of fire plug, N.E. corner 
               Del. Ave. & Depot Road.........................   127.964
          Mon. & Campus 12' S. of S. curb, Del. Ave. ..........  124.040
          Bor. Stone W. side of Depot Road, 
               opp. old Tennis cts. ..........................   124.644
          Copper bolt, doorsill of P.R.R. (Men's room).........  112.50
          N. cor. Door sill.  Rec. Hall........................  146.63
          Top of fire plug.  Main St. opp. Corbett St. ........  164.84
          N.W. corner bottom step, 
               front entrance (Warner Residence)..............   114.65
          Bor. Stone N.W. Cor. Creek Road & Ray St. ...........  132.90
          Coast & Geodetic Survey, B.M. Post Off. .............  123.956
          Intersection roads, Meeting House Hill...............  289.95
          Point in road 50' west...............................  293.00
          Fairview Rd., front of Richard Buckingham...........   343.29
          Iron Hill.  Air mail
          beacon...............................................  330.00
          Centerville, highest point in state..................  432.00
     *    Coast & Geodetic Survey B.M. Campus 10' N. of N. curb, Del. Ave.
               Latitude 39ø 40' 53.89" 
               Longitude 75ø 45' 13.92".......................   125.00
     *    Coast & Geodetic Survey, B.M. Campus S. of S. curb, E. Main St.
               Latitude 39ø 40' 58.06" 
               Longitude 75ø 45' 14.00".......................   135.00
          Top of fire plug, N.E. corner, 
               Del. Ave. & S. Coll. Ave. .....................   127.964
          White Clay Creek -- 
               Top foundation of bridge at cider mill.........    72.7
                 "        "   Top of stone bridge rail near r.r. bridge
                              over creek...................  84.2
                 "        "   Top of foundation of bridge past first
                              bridge over creek............  98.1
          Del. Col. & campus 9' S. of Del. Ave. ...............  124.610
          Del. Col. & campus 9' S. of Main St. ................  135.678
          Penn R.R. Station bolt in door sill..................  112.572
          B.& O.R.R. Station N.E. corner of top step to platform of old
          station.  (Station rebuilt 1945).....................  137.765

          See also Wilson Notebook #74, p. 13
          * Distance between these two markers              421.86 ft.


478       Map showing Del. College property between Academy Street and Depot Road. 
          n.d.
          41.5 x 61 cm.  no scale.  blue print.
          Shows: property of Mrs. Florence Kierski, George Kierski, Charles P. Wollaston,
          Mrs. Albert L. Lewis and Mrs. K.G. Southard.

479       Plan showing property and street lines of Delaware College, Newark, Del. 
          Franklin & Co., Philadelphia, 1916.
          Scale: 1"=100'.  Shows town limits line.
          Shows:N. College Ave., S. College Ave., Main St., Delaware Ave., Academy St.,
          B.& O.R.R.
          Post Office property, Lewis property.
          Note: "Plotted from survey made by Franklin & Company in Jan. & Feb., 1916,
          and from data obtained from Mr. Wilbur T. Wilson, Boro Engineer."

480       Plan of sewer line from Memorial Library to town mains on Academy St.  1923.
          41 x 79 cm.  no scale.

481       Map of College and adjoining property.  1916.
          Shows: Main St., North and South College, Delaware, Amstel Ave. 
          Property of John Elliott, Maxwell, France, Wm. Colmary, R.T. Jones, Dr. Walter
          Steel, Wm. Gamble, Leak, Bolden, Newark Post, Post Office, Dan Stoll, Dr.
          Watson, Chas. Strahorn, Steel Sisters, Otto Widdoes, D.C. Rose, Roach,
          Pemberton, E.C. Jones.

482       Public Road Leading from Newark to Glasgow, n.d.
          38 x 59 cm.  Scale: 1"= 12 perches. blueprint
          Shows: Newark & Delaware City R.R., Christiana Creek.
          Property of Charles Lafferty, Jos. W. & William Cooch, Charles A. Morrison,
          J.W. Evans, Welsh Tract Meeting House, Levi G. Cooch, Alexander Coulter.

483       Roads through Rathmell Wilson's land, n.d.
          20.5 x 25 cm.  no scale.  ms.
          Shows: Road from Newark to Elkton, Road from Newark to Cherry Hill.
          Property of Patrick Burk, Andrew Kerr, Evans, Blandy, Casho & others.

484       Plots of Newark and Oaklands property of Rathmell Wilson, n.d. 
          34.5 x 60 cm.  no scale.  ms. on tracing cloth
          Shows: New London Road, Delaware Avenue, Creek Road, Depot Road,
          Academy St., Main St., Choate St., Chapel St., Elkton Road, Cherry Hill Road,
          Baltimore & Philadelphia R.R.

485       Rathmell Wilson property, n.d.
          60 x 72 cm.  Scale: 1"= 200ft.  ms. on tracing cloth
          Shows: Cherry Hill Road, Port Deposite Road, New London Road, Main St.,
          Elkton Road, Baltimore & Philadelphia R.R., Deer Park Hotel.

486       Kent Road, n.d.
          28 x 83.5 cm.  no scale.  blueprint.
          Shows: Old Oak Rd., Kent Rd.

487       Road from Elkton to Newark Road, n.d.
          28 x 83.5 cm.  no scale.  blueprint

488       Old Oak Rd., n.d.
          28 x 112 cm.  no scale.  ms.
          Shows: property of Lindell Lewis, C.A. Short lands, E.F. Dawson.

489       Standard Cross-Section of Westal Addition, Newark, Del., n.d.
          28 x 92 cm.  Scale: 1"= 50'.  blueprint

490       Central Building Sites, Newark, Delaware, n.d.
          39 x 51 cm.  Scale: 1"= 80'.  print.
          Shows: P.& N.R.R., Cleveland Avenue, B.& O.R.R., M.E. Cemetery, J. Penrose
          Wilson, J. Pearce Cann, Main St., Choate St., North Chapel St., Dr. H.G.M.
          Kollock, Centre St., Linden St., Samuel J. Wright, New St.

491       Choate Survey, n.d.
          26 x 34 cm.  Scale: 1"= 40'.  ms.
          Shows: Main St., Center St. 
          Property of Mrs. Mary Bradley, Building & Loan, Jackson Willis, M. Plinick
          David L. Choate, Clayton Choate, S.R. Choate, Andrew Bradley, F.A Curtis, Dr.
          H.G.M. Kollock, Edward Armstrong, Samuel E. Thomson, Rev. Francis
          Hindman, William A. Musgrove, William Shultz.

492       Plan of Site for New Federal Building, Newark, Delaware, n.d.
          22.5 x 29 cm.  no scale.  ms.
          Shows: Main St., Centre St.
          Property of J. Pearce Cann, S.J. Wright, Dr. H.G.M. Kollock.
          Note: Key contains information concerning land conveyance.

493       Federal lot of NE Corner of S. College Ave., & Delaware Ave., n.d.
          20.5 x 26.5 cm.  Scale: 1"= 30'.  blueprint
          Shows: Newark Ledger Printing Office. 
          Property of Richard T. Boulden, Dr. Walter A. Steel, Robert T. Jones.


Box -- Folder -- Contents


1    43   Map Catalog  and index, n.d.  ( 153 pp.)
          Bound in a hard-cover journal, the catalog comprises a hand-written version of the
          entries listed above, as well as an index to the maps.  Laid in is a "List of
          Altitudes Near Newark," as well as a list of benchmarks around Newark, which is
          considered Map #477 in the contents list.  Attached on the inside back cover is a
          one-page, holograph letter from Wilbur Wilson to the editor of the Wilmington
          Journal Every-Evening.  The letter is dated July 7, 1941.


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Wilbur T. Wilson
Map Collection

c. 1886 - 1941

Manuscript Collection Number: 377
Accessioned: Gift of the Estate of Wilbur T. Wilson, 1942
Extent: 4 linear ft. and ca. 500 maps
Content: Maps, notebooks, ledgers, directory, and narrative.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: August 1998 by Arthur Siegel; completed by Tabitha Groh, February 2000

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