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History and Delawareana in Special Collections

About the collection

Special Collections's holdings are particularly strong in British history from the sixteenth century to the present.

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Highlights from the print collection

Holinshed, Raphael. The chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland. [London, : s.n., 1587].

Fabyan, Robert. The chronicle of Fabian : whiche he nameth The concordaunce of histories, newly perused : And continued from the beginnyng of Kyng Henry the Seuenth, to thende of Queene Mary. Imprinted at London,: By Jhon Kyngston., 1559. Mense Aprilis.

Camden, William Annales: the true and royall history of the famous empresse Elizabeth, queene of England, France and Ireland, &c., true faith's defendresse of diuine renowne and happy memory. . . London, Printed for B. Fisher, 1625.

Defoe, Daniel. Advice to the people of Great Britain with respect to two important points of their future conduct. I. What they ought to expect from the King. II. How they ought to behave to him. London: Printed for J. Baker 1714.

Evans, Maurice.  Navy and army agent. The aegis of England or, The triumphs of the late war, as they appear in the thanks of Parliament, progressively voted to the navy and army; and the communications either oral or written on the subject. Chronologically arranged with notices biographical and military. [London, Printed for the author sold by Longman 1817].

The Heroes of the Victoria Cross: twelve reliefs portraying the various deeds of daring valour performed by Britain's soldiers.... London: Published by the Kensington Fine Art Association, 1887.

Highlights from the manuscript collection

MSS 204 Julian Symons papers, 1944 - 1994, (bulk dates 1970-1990 ); 3 linear feet.

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MSS 586 George Adolphus Storey papers, 1848–1946 (bulk dates 1848–1919); 4 linear feet (4 boxes)

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MSS 624 James B. Pond papers, 1878-1944 (bulk dates 1885-1903); .6 linear feet (2 boxes).

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