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Wilbur T. Wilson
Series II. Notebooks
1 Series II. Notebooks There are 74 volumes as labeled by a later cataloguer, though the first volume is apparently unaccounted for. Project names, or at least the larger ones contained in the notebooks, are written in ink on front covers, though the covers of several notebooks are left blank, and several others are very difficult to read due to faded ink. These are mostly small, leather-bound notebooks, generally 5 x 7" or 3 x 5" in size. The following list is a reckoning of the names found on the front cover of each volume. 1 44 Volume 2 no title (includes Lewis B. Morrow to George H. Huber; Elizabeth Whann to Helen Cooch; James H. Ray to Frederick A. Curtis; Samuel M. Donnell and George J. Porter to Frederick A. Curtis; Allen G. Oliver to Anna May Wilson, Elizabeth E. Wilson, Martha R. Wilson, & Alice Wilson; Theodore Armstrong lands) 45 Volume 3 Notes for Proposed Street through Ma[r]sh, Elkton, Md. (Aug 1900) Shew, Wilson, Jas., & Mrs. F. Kierskis' lots on south side Del. Ave., east of Academy St. 46 Volume 4 Jas. A. Wilson to Mrs. Kierski 47 Volume 5 John E. Lewis Estate, West B.& O.R.R. 48 Volume 6 Robert Frazer, Elkton, Md. Donnell Survey at Casho machine shops (April 14, 1897) Fibre Mill notes -- excavations Mrs. Wm. Morrison (land reserved from Scott sale) 49 Volume 7 J. Kinsey Chambers (Nov. 4, 1897) 50 Volume 8 Boogy Run survey Rathmell Wilson land, bounded by Cherry Hill Rd, Elk Rd., Burk property, and B.& O.R.R. Surveyed Aug. 20 1889 51 Volume 9 Lewden Survey 52 Volume 10 Survey of St. Georges First Packing Co.'s land, St. Georges Del. (surveyed Jan. 29, 1896) Rose property, South Chapel at P.B & W.R.R. 53 Volume 11 Lot at angle of Creek Rd. & Pomeroy R.R. J. Kinsey Chambers Whiteman to Ebenezer Church (May 20, 1901) New road above Corner Ketch (May 1901) 54 Volume 12 Thos. Pilling (Vandegrift) lot, East end North side St. (Aug. 13, 1889) 55 Volume 13 Campbell & Parrish survey (Nov. 27, 1894) Husler property on Elkton Rd. 56 Volume 14 White Clay Creek from Fibre Mill to Roseville Survey of Wm. Dean's land & Joseph Dean's land on south side of White Clay Creek (surveyed Aug. 20 & 21, 3) 57 Volume 15 McPike survey 58 Volume 16 Measurements to curb line and fences from center R.R. to Mrs. Margaret Evans John E. Lewis, Elkton Rd. 59 Volume 17 Finley land to E. McKee (surveyed May 2, 1890) 60 Volume 18 John E. Lewis next [to] Mrs. Southard 2 61 Volume 19 no title (includes Amstel Avenue; Chestnut St., north; Main St.) 62 Volume 20 Albert Lewis to J. P. Wilson, Depot Rd. Malone to Lyle, Elkton Rd. 2 63 Volume 21 no title (includes Wm. M. McKay, Cumberland, MD.; Benj. R. Handy to Wm. M. Wilson; Artisans Savings Bank to Leonard W. Lovett; Kate L. Malone & husband to Jos. T. Willis; David W. Caskey & wife to Hudson Steel) 64 Volume 22 no title (miscellaneous transactions) 65 Volume 23 Soundings for fibre works 66 Volume 24 Thos. Maxwell N. side Main St. ___ tank & Wilson property Caulk property Evans property Notes for Gradding Lawn at John E. Lewis Farm McKee - formerly Finley College Deeds From Rathmell Wilson & wife to Margaret Dean From Sam'l Thomas & wife to Jos. Dean [Jr.?] Wright? ____ Dean's Dam Geo. G. Evans to Wilbur T. Wilson 67 Volume 25 Marrow Rd. (surveyed Sep. 1892) Town Lines (Jul. 6-9, 1903) Elliott & Evans (for College), Aug. 9, 1903 Holston to Malone 68 Volume 26 Churchman [Henry L.] Town Well, at east end Blandy property New Index for notebooks (vols. 1-27) - index is categorized by the original journal numbers and letters listed at top right corner 69 Volume 27 Pusey Pemberton school Districts 39 & 41 Dr. Clark & Rev. Jos. S. Malone Dr. Haines J.J. Pie Deed from Rath. Wilson to Wm. Dean E. Porter farm Joseph H. Caleb (Ray St.) Geo. Dougherty on Rd. from Depot Rd. to Elkton Rd. A.U.M.E. Cemetery 70 Volume 28 Caulk property 71 Volume 29 [Frank Park] land....east side Elkton Rd. College surveys N. Chapel from Main to R.R. E. Main from P.& N.R.R. to east limits Hotton to Ritter Co. Academy St. from Del. Ave. to south limits Estelle Campbell estate to Sheaffer 72 Volume 30 Perry Point Russell survey above Strickersville J.F. Elliott to Samuel Heiser 73 Volume 31 Big Elk elevations. Woodward (Chas. Lewis) watertight purchased by Barnard Big Elk Power Co. survey E.J. Cranston to Klait [?] & Tanall New London Rd. from B.& O. to Cleveland Ave. 74 Volume 32 Extension of Pencader Rd. from Clarkdale to Glasgow (Jun. 11-12, 1909) Extension of St. Anne's Rd. south from bridge... Paper Mill Rd. from south limits to P. & N.R.R. Cleveland Ave. from Creek Rd. to Chapel St. (see Frazer Field notebook for elevations taken Jun. 29, 1912) 75 Volume 33 Depot Rd; Cleveland Ave; & Delaware Ave; & Elkton Rd. Depot Rd. from southern limits of town to Pencader line Depot Rd. from Pencader line to R.R. McDaniel Elevations, northeast Elevations for Belmont & Wilson lanes 76 Volume 34 Newark benches taken January, 1911. Established from mean low water at Sandy Hook 77 Volume 35 Joe Frazer Field Cleveland Ave. elevations & cross-sections 78 Volume 36 Levels for North Ave. Amstel Place Latta St. Kerkwood & St. Georges Rd. Levels for curb from A. A. Curtis to Wilson Lane Levels for North College Ave. 79 Volume 37 2.43 Miles Rd (State Rd.) Begin 2:00 Miles north of Duck Creek Welsh Tract notes (p.124) Jones & Downes lot from Dr. Casperson 80 Volume 38 Main St. from B.& O.R.R. to west limits Elevations for college campus from Main St. to Women's College -- cross-sections Thomas Young survey (May 10, 1921) Albert Lewis reservation from College sale & Academy St., Middle line notes 81 Volume 39 Creek Rd., Prospect Ave., & Wilbur St. Road from Westerly limits Newark to Maryland line Mrs. Laura Hosinger to Anderson (Cleveland Ave.) Lamb to Thomas Young American Fibre Mill -- exterior Tub Building Harry Brown to Greater Newark Development Co. 82 Volume 40 Elevations for Newark, Delaware, No.1 2 83 Volume 41 Elevations for Newark, De., No. 2 84 Volume 42 East Newark to St. James from Sta. 228 to 288 + 62 Pencader Rd. from P.B.& W.R.R. to Clark's Dale from Sta.0 to 183 85 Volume 43 St. James Road -- East Newark to Sta.227 3 86 Volume 44 Blackbird and Blackbird R.R. Sta. Road Cross-sections for Main St. from B.&O. R.R. to Newark Center R.R. Elkton Road from Main to town limits Elkton Road from southerly limits of Newark to Maryland line 87 Volume 45 Elkton Rd. from southerly boundary line of Newark to Maryland line Ritter Co. levels for drain from works to Run-west end property Delaware Ave. & New London Rd. 88 Volume 46 Road from Fairview School to Union -- 13500ft. = 2.557 miles 89 Volume 47 Road from Lumbrook to Ogleton (pg. 1 to 71) Road from north end of Paper Mill Bridge to Milford Cross Roads (pg. 72-160) 90 Volume 48 Pencader Hundred from______Clarksdale - Sta.164 to 264 Philadelphia & Baltimore Pike from Christiana, 1.5 miles west Philadelphia & Baltimore Pike from Creek Bridge to Hundred line (W.C. Creek Hundred) 91 Volume 49 State Road, 2 miles north from Duck Creek, Smyrna Elkton Road from southerly limits Newark to Maryland line Clarence O. Magargal 92 Volume 50 Townsend Roads 93 Volume 51 Description of lands belonging to the heirs of Albert G. Lewis, Dr. N.H. Clark, Geo. G. Evans, Heirs of [stops here] 94 Volume 52 McConaughy Property & water ri[g]ht purchased from Andrew Kerr 95 Volume 53 Amstel Place from deflection near summit to Latta St. Cross-sections for Del. Ave. (pg. 104) Elevations for Geo. Rhodes store Notes for intersections from Elkton Rd. to Chapel St. on Delaware Ave. (diagram) Notes showing angle of the W. line of Maxwell property & axes of Main St. (pg.89) Cross-sections for Academy St. from main St. to Delaware Ave. Elevations for Academy Grounds Notes locating Elliott & Maxwell lines on Main St. (pg.89) Glespie Ave. elevations (p.10-20) Notes for Depot Rd., Del. Ave., & Elkton Rd & Main St. intersections (p.102) Willard Dougherty to Phillips Packing Co. 96 Volume 54 Elkton Rd. cross-sections from intersection of Main St. to town limits taken Jun. 18-19, 1919 New London Rd. cross-sections from intersection of Main St. to town limits, taken Jun. 19-20, 1919 S. Chapel St. cross-sections from intersect. Main St. & town limits, taken Jun. 20, 1919 Delaware Ave. elevation for curb & axis (see index) Depot Rd. cross-sections for concrete walk, on east side road from Women's College to Main St. 97 Volume 55 New walk on east side Depot Rd. Elevation from middle of Depot Rd. to town well -- pgs. 109 & 111. Elevation from middle of Main St. to Wilson Lane & Collins Line Wm. P. Wollaston Cleveland Ave. lots Dimen. ___ ___ purchase Henry Warner McNeal purchase from Jacob Thomas Company (page 70) 98 Volume 56 Walter H. Dilks' Farm, Elk. Riv'r Elevations for curb on north side of prospect Ave. -- front Tweed & others Geo. Steel Estate survey -- W.E. Norris Wright front walk Kilman & Blake lines Colored School Tract & Gray survey N.E.W. east end building sights levels for Steam-Pipe line from Science Hall to Domestic Science Bldg. Wm. Dean & Rose survey at McKee lane School lot #2 (Huber) Fader, Frank curb Norris Wright front walk & wall (pgs. A-B near back of book) Notes for Academy St. from Del. Ave. (intersection) to town limits Academy St. from Del. Ave. beyond town limits 99 Volume 57 Tybout's Cor. to Bear Kirkwood to Glasgow Rd. Elevations for Roseville Dam & Tail-Race Chas. Seurth to Wm. A. Tierney James Edmanson to Dr. Moreland Jacob Rupp Estate to Margaret E. Rupp Mote to Daniel Kennedy (p.132) Estate of Geo. G. Evans, Del. Avenue (p. 137) J. Frank Elliott to_____ 100 Volume 58 Zaranski survey -- near Porter sta. Cooch & Dr. Harter survey Cooch survey between home property & Frank Cooch property J. P. Wilson to Colored Baptist Church Frazer, Ernest to J.T. Williams Jos. & Elizabeth H. Dean Estate (surveyed Jul, 1918) J. H. Suddard Farm -- formerly Draper Farm Wm. J. Lovett from Albert Lewis Jones, Rob't. to Baptist Church 101 Volume 59 Width of streets &elevations for town of Newark Mrs. Helen C. Porter to Charles L. Penny Robert Jones lots on Murray development -- Park Place Rd. (p.12-13) Elizabeth & Benjamin Proud (p.84) Everett C. Johnson to Ottobine Widdoes (p.85) John P. Armstrong to Newark Trust Co., Building lots (p.66) Mendenhall to Ryan -- John P. Armstrong Farm, formerly Samuel M. Donnell (p.68) Miss Mackie from John P. Armstrong (p.70) 102 Volume 60 Hundred of Christiana Cemetery, notes 3 103 Volume 61 Harry Brown survey on west side of Elkton Rd. & south side of Cherry hill rd. -- back to B.& O.R.R. & Cr'am'y Property (Oct. 8, 1919, p.8-9) S. M. Donnell Store property Mrs. Jennie Jex to C. Ewing (p.19) School districts from Albert A. Lewis (p.21) Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin to Towsen & Krapp -- N. Chapel St. Fader & Griffin lots, from Donnell 23 Land of the estate of Theo. F. Armstrong, decd, on North St. (p.33) Bower Farm -- description (pp.39-78) Wm. Kennedy estate 104 Volume 62 Charles B. Evans, Admin'r of George Dougherty, to Elizabeth Sakers (p.55) Wm. J. Barnard to Edward and Algia Larimore (p.61) Newark Trust Co. to Misses Mackie (John Armstrong land) Mrs. Slack survey near Iron Hill Sta. Miss England survey 4 105 Volume 63 Notes for Beaufort farm, Earleville, Cecil County, Md. Taken November -- 1915. Property of James Stanley Frazer (pp.1-27, 141-160) Barnard Survey (32-63) Norris Wright Notes for drive and walks (84 to 113) (113 to 121) Description of land purchased by J. Pilling Wright from Newark Trust Company land Description of land purchased by J. Pilling Wright from Mrs. Pusey Pemberton 106 Volume 64 Intersections for streets and angles (sewer notes) Notes for axis of New Campus, Elliott & Maxwell H. Lines (pp.140-141) Harter Hall (p.143) 107 Volume 65 American Vulcanized Fibre Company 108 Volume 66 Lafferty survey John F. Richards to C.R. Thomas & M. McMullen 109 Volume 67 S.J. Wright Development on former Curtis property (pp.12-71) Country Club to Norris N. Wright (pp.88-89) Site for Federal Building (pp.69-70) Norris N. Wright Res. Notes (pp.108-13) -- see pp.88-95 for description & plan Description of land conveyed from George H. Huber Heirs to Board of Education (pp.72-74) Description of land conveyed from Wm. J. Lovett to Board of Education (pp.75-79) Agreement between Wm. J. Lovett and Board of Education for opening New Street Description Colored School property conveyed from Del. School auxiliary Association to the Board of Education (pp.80-81) David J. Murphy to Mrs.Jex (pp.82-83) Elizabeth Whann to E'd Wilson (pp.84-85) 110 Volume 68 Transit notes for Elkton Road, New London Road, S. Chapel St., Depot Road, and Triangulation locating houses and trees on east side of road preparatory to making plans for new walk P.W.& B.R.R. Co. Property survey for county Maxwell Este on Main St. conveyed to Handloff Frank Fader lawn elevations McLaughlin (Dr. Murry) property descriptions (pp.126-143) 111 Volume 69 Road from Kirkwood to St. Georges Road from Tybouts Cor. to Bear Road from Kirkwood to Glasgow Rd. Earth computations for Joe Frazer Field Quantities for Main St. between B.& O. & Pomeroy R.R. Black Bird Rd. 2 miles north Smyrna Cleveland Ave. from New London Rd. to Chapel St. Creek Rd. from Cleveland Avenue to town limits Prospect Ave. Wilbur Street Old Oak Road & New St. by Collins quantities 112 Volume 70 no title (includes St. Anne's Road towards Blackbird; State Road 2 miles north of Duck Creek; Telegraph Rd.; Paper Mill Rd.; Naaman's Creek Rd.) 113 Volume 71 Road from Paper Mill Bridge to Milford Cross Roads Blackbird & Blackbird R.R. Sta. Rd. Fairview & Union Rd. 114 Volume 72 New London Road & Amstel Ave., Depot Rd., Pencader Rd., Townsend Rd. 115 Volume 73 no title (includes East Newark to St. James; Depot Rd.; Pencader Hundred to Clarksdale; Rd. From Cooch Bridge to W.C. Creek Hundred line; Branch road to Dayett Mill; Turnpike from Christiana; extention of Pencader Rd. to Glasgow; Dayett Branch Rd.; Rd. from Clarksdale to Glasgow; Road from Christiana westerly Phila. & Balt. Pike; Rd. from Cooch Bridge to Hundred Line; Frenchtown Rd. West from Main Rd. Glasgow; North st. From Creek Road to Wilbur St.; Delaware Ave.; South Chapel St. E. side) 116 Volume 74 no title (includes Extention of Main St. East; Chapel St. south; Main St.; Choate St.; Academy Rd.; Depot Rd.; Creek Rd.; New London Rd.; Elkton Rd.; Delaware Ave.; levels to Christiana Creek & White Clay Creek)
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Wilbur T. Wilson
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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