Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The George Whitehead papers document his involvement in public education, philanthropy and volunteerism on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland from 19802014 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1990-2014. Dr. Whitehead’s work with the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, Phi Delta Kappa and the American Red Cross is documented through correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and ephemera. 2 Arrangement Statement: The physical arrangement o ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The George and Lucy Toothill papers document George Toothill’s naval assignments shortly after World War I. The papers date from 1918-1923 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1918-1919. The papers include a journal kept by George in 1919 documenting his travels, correspondence from various family members and friends, and naval identification materials. In addition to George’s papers there is a correspondence to Lucy from a family friend written in 1923. Arrangemen ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Grace Atkinson Morris papers document her genealogical research on families from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with materials dating from 1832-1992, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1979-1992. The papers identify the genealogical connections between the Atkinson, Riggin, Miller, and Trehearne families of Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Documents within the collection include Grace’s handwritten notes, her correspondence with genealogists and relat ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Gunby Family papers document the Gunby family lineage which began in Somerset County, Maryland in the late 17th century. Also documented are the activities of southern sympathizer Clara Gunby which occurred in Maryland and Virginia. The materials date from 1854 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1971 to 1994 when Mr. George Hann began to conduct research on the lineage of the Gunby family and associated family lines. Earlier records are included; however, they ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Guy Peck collection documents Peck’s devotion to history through the documents he acquired and includes those on education and business practices. Records date from 1795-1979 with the bulk of the material dating from 1915-1940. Specifically, records document the education and life of Conrad or Conard Williams, an African American man from Eden, Maryland who studied at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and the secretarial training of Elva Chandler who at ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Harold S. Morton, Jr., papers document the extensive family history research that Morton conducted with the help of his wife, Margaret James Morton from 1958-1978 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, primarily in Northampton County. Families documented via research include James, Roberts and Stott. The materials date from 1870-1978, 1996 and include primary resources documenting the James family’s activities in and around Franktown, Virginia. Resources include land dee ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Harry L. Harcum papers documents Harry’s involvement in local businesses and civic engagements in Salisbury, Maryland which include the development of the Boy Scouts of America, Wicomico County chapter as well as the associated African-American Boy Scout Troop, 1910-1917. In addition to Harcum’s engagements the papers also reflect the purchase of land in the Camden Avenue district as well as the design and construction of his family home, the Harcum House on Park ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Harry O. Korff, Jr. papers document his military service in the United States Air Corps from 1943-1995 with the bulk of the materials dating to 1943-1950. Korff, a Salisbury, Maryland native and dental surgeon, was enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Italy. His papers reflect his World War II service through records from various training schools he attended throughout the United States and a scrapbook showcasing his tr ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Henrietta Byrd papers are deeds, wills, lease, transactions, and correspondence of a 19th Century businesswomen in Salisbury, Maryland, 1842-1891. Following the death of her husband, Henrietta sought legal counsel from Congressmen and Attorney Mr. John Rankin Franklin to understand her rights as a widowed entrepreneur in the Antebellum Era. She later owned at least two properties include the “Wicomico House” which was four-story restaurant and hotel on Main Street ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Henrietta Jones Moore collection documents several historical aspects of Eastern Shore history including Salisbury and Cambridge, Maryland and Cape Charles, Virginia. Documenting materials include family history, religion, education, and economic perspectives through essays, ephemera, newspaper clippings, obituaries and photographs from 1860-1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1948. Arrangement Statement: Folders are listed by their location in each bo ...