Wilmington, DE

Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1863, detail, zoomable image
Wilmington, De., New Castle co. City, and port of entry. Situated between Brandywine and Christiana Creeks, 1 mile above their junction. 47 miles N. from Dover, and 28 miles S. W. from Philadelphia. Population in 1830, 6,628; in 1840, 8,367; in 1850, 13,931. Both the business and population of the place have rapidly increased within a few years past... The city is built on ground gradually rising to the height of 112 feet above the level of tide water. It is laid out with regularity; the streets, which are broad and airy, crossing each other at right angles. It is supplied with water from the Brandywine, by waterworks, like those of Philadelphia. The place is well built; the houses are generally of brick, and many of them are elegant. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

Record Data

Place Unit Type
  City or Town
Containing Unit

Note Cards

Major Topics

People

Birthplace of
 

Bayard, James Asheton, Jr.

James Asheton Bayard, detail
Full name
  James Asheton Bayard Jr.

McLane, Robert Milligan

Robert Milligan McLane, detail
Full name
  Robert Milligan McLane

Shadd, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Shadd, detail
Full name
  Mary Ann Shadd

Ullmann, Daniel

Daniel Ullman, detail
Full name
  Daniel Ullmann
1860 residence of
 

Garrett, Thomas

Thomas Garrett, detail
Full name
  Thomas Garrett
Burial place of
 

Bayard, James Asheton, Jr.

James Asheton Bayard, detail
Full name
  James Asheton Bayard Jr.

Jordan, Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Jordan, engraving, detail
Full name
  Thomas Jefferson Jordan

McCullough, John Williamson

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Williamson McCullough

Riddle, George Read

George Read Riddle, circa 1864, detail
Full name
  George Read Riddle

Smyth, Thomas Alfred

Thomas Alfred Smyth, detail
Full name
  Thomas Alfred Smyth

Places

Contained places

Documents

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Date Title
12/29/1854 Thomas Garrett to James Miller McKim, December 29, 1854
10/28/1855 Miss. G. A. Lewis to William Still, October 28, 1855
11/21/1855 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 21, 1855
12/19/1855 Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 19, 1855
12/26/1855 Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 26, 1855
03/23/1856 Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 23, 1856
03/23/1856 Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 23, 1856
05/11/1856 Thomas Garrett to James Miller McKim and William Still, May 11, 1856
11/04/1856 Thomas Garrett to James Miller McKim and William Still, November 4, 1856
11/06/1856 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 6, 1856
03/13/1857 Thomas Garrett to Samuel Rhoads, March 13, 1857
03/27/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 27, 1857
04/01/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, April 1, 1857
06/09/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, June 9, 1857
09/06/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, September 6, 1857
10/31/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, October 31, 1857
11/05/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 5, 1857
11/14/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 14, 1857
11/25/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857
11/25/1857 Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857
02/05/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, February 5, 1858
06/13/1858 Anonymous to William Still, June 13, 1858
08/21/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 21, 1858
08/25/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 25, 1858
09/06/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still and James Miller McKim, September 6, 1858
11/21/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still and James Miller McKim, November 21, 1858
08/25/1859 Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 25, 1859
01/19/1860 New York Herald, "The Maryland Legislature and the Underground Railroad," January 19, 1860
12/01/1860 Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 1, 1860
04/27/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Gen. Scott,” April 27, 1861
01/23/1864 Thomas Garrett to William Still, January 23, 1864