The Delaware Historical Society’s manuscript holdings contain over 2 million documents dating from the late 1600s to the present and cover many aspects of Delaware history. There are papers from early leaders such as Caesar Rodney and George Read as well as ordinary Delawareans of every generation.

 Strengths of the manuscript collection include:

- Founding fathers
- Revolutionary War
- Civil War
- Personal papers
- Arden, Delaware
- Business and industry
- Organizations
- Women’s history
- African American history

Manuscripts are cataloged in the Archives section of Ask Caesar. 
For inquiries about manuscript holdings, contact or call 302-655-7161.

Delaware History Museum   |  Mitchell Center for African American Heritage   |   Old Town Hall   |   Research Library   |   Willingtown Square    |   Read House & Gardens  

(302) 655-7161
505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.