Carol Hoffecker Delaware bookplate collection
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Delaware Library Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The Carol Hoffecker Delaware bookplate collection comprises 71 bookplates belonging to prominent early twentieth-century Delawareans and regional organizations. Individuals represented include statesmen, businessmen, and members of distinguished families, such as the du Pont and Warner families.
The collection includes the bookplates of 19 different individuals and organizations. These include individuals such as du Pont heiress and University of Delaware benefactor Amy E. duPont (1880-1962), prominent businessmen such as Frank Gifford Tallman (1860-1938), Lewis Rumford II (1905-1997), and Norris Wright (born 1886), as well as State Representative and House Speaker Frank R. Zebley (1883-1960). The bookplates vary in style and bear depictions of classical, pastoral, and maritime images, as well as personal caricatures and photographic portraits. Artists represented in the collection include Charles S. Chapman (1879-1962) and caricaturist and cartoonist Gee Tee Maxwell (1889-1965). The collection contains duplicates of many of the bookplates.
- Box 1, Item 0001: Shelved in SPEC GRA 0098 manuscript boxes
Digital copies of the bookplates are available through the University of Delaware Library's Digital Collections website at ARTstor Commons.
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Gift of Carol E. Hoffecker, July 2012.
Processed and encoded by Elyse Brown, October 2012.
- Bush, Charles W., 1863-1963
- Conrad, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1852-
- duPont, Amy E.
- Tallman, Frank G. (Frank Gifford), 1860-1938
- Zebley, Frank R.
- Chapman, Charles Shepard, 1879-1962
- Maxwell, Gee Tee
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2012 October 1
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, https://library.udel.edu/static/purl.php?askspec
Depicted is Armstrong family crest.Physical Description
Artwork on the bookplate is signed "Amy Otis."Physical Description
Artwork on the bookplate is signed "D. A. Royer."Physical Description
Depicted is the seal of the Historical Society of Delaware.Physical Description
Contains two style variants.Physical Description
Contains two style variants. Artwork on one of the bookplates is signed "A. D. W. 1932."Physical Description
One bookplate features a photograph of Taylor, the other a nautical engraving with a stamp featuring the same photograph of Taylor pasted above his name.Physical Description
Family motto written in Latin. Artwork on the bookplate is signed "Charles S. Chapman."Physical Description
Depicted is possibly "Granite Mansion" in Newark, Delaware, which Norris Wright owned and renovated in 1924. The artwork is signed by artist Walter J. Willoughby (b. 1888) and was drawn in 1925.Physical Description
Depicted is a caricature of Zebley in 1938 drawn by cartoonist George T. "Gee Tee" Maxwell (1889-1965).Physical Description