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  Category: Delaware Public Archives


Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Delaware’s Coastal Defenses

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022

Delaware’s Coastal Defenses, tells the stories of two of Delaware’s longest-standing coastal forts: Fort Saulsbury, built during the Second World War and used as a prisoner-of-war camp, and Fort Miles, a location that has played a role in our state’s defense since the Revolutionary War, and the men who served and defended our shores. – […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Journals of Rev. Lewis Wheeler Wells

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

With an introduction by Heritage Commission Chair Richard Carter, the journals of Reverend Wells provide a unique perspective on life in Sussex County at the turn of the century. Wells’ original journals still exist and can be viewed at the at the Delaware Public Archives. The Journals of the Reverend Lewis Wheeler Wells, Rector of […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: GATH’s Literary Work and Folk

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022

George Alfred Townsend, known by his pen-name Gath, was one of Delaware’s most famous writers of the 19th century. Born the son of a Methodist pastor in Georgetown, Townsend would work as a war correspondent during the Civil War, write for several newspapers, and publish several books, both fictional and biographical. Many of Gath’s works […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: William Hare Master Potter

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 6, 2022

William Hare operated the largest pottery business in Delaware, despite not having a large, industrialized operation. Christopher Espenshade’s study of Hare’s work provides insight into Delaware’s pottery industry, 19th-century changes in pottery products, and the development of the modern city of Wilmington. William Hare: Master Potter of Wilmington, Delaware, 1839-1885 – by Christopher Espenshade   […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

When Pete DuPont was elected governor in 1977, Delaware was facing and severe economic downturn, substantial budget deficits, and the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Despite these challenges, the DuPont administration would achieve long-lasting solutions to the State’s woes and improve the lives of Delaware’s citizens. Larry Nagengast’s history of the DuPont administration is […]







  Category: Delaware Public Archives


Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Delaware’s Coastal Defenses

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022

Delaware’s Coastal Defenses, tells the stories of two of Delaware’s longest-standing coastal forts: Fort Saulsbury, built during the Second World War and used as a prisoner-of-war camp, and Fort Miles, a location that has played a role in our state’s defense since the Revolutionary War, and the men who served and defended our shores. – […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Journals of Rev. Lewis Wheeler Wells

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

With an introduction by Heritage Commission Chair Richard Carter, the journals of Reverend Wells provide a unique perspective on life in Sussex County at the turn of the century. Wells’ original journals still exist and can be viewed at the at the Delaware Public Archives. The Journals of the Reverend Lewis Wheeler Wells, Rector of […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: GATH’s Literary Work and Folk

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022

George Alfred Townsend, known by his pen-name Gath, was one of Delaware’s most famous writers of the 19th century. Born the son of a Methodist pastor in Georgetown, Townsend would work as a war correspondent during the Civil War, write for several newspapers, and publish several books, both fictional and biographical. Many of Gath’s works […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: William Hare Master Potter

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 6, 2022

William Hare operated the largest pottery business in Delaware, despite not having a large, industrialized operation. Christopher Espenshade’s study of Hare’s work provides insight into Delaware’s pottery industry, 19th-century changes in pottery products, and the development of the modern city of Wilmington. William Hare: Master Potter of Wilmington, Delaware, 1839-1885 – by Christopher Espenshade   […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

When Pete DuPont was elected governor in 1977, Delaware was facing and severe economic downturn, substantial budget deficits, and the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Despite these challenges, the DuPont administration would achieve long-lasting solutions to the State’s woes and improve the lives of Delaware’s citizens. Larry Nagengast’s history of the DuPont administration is […]