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Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes


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Elisha Conover was born in August 1860, the son of Elisha Conover and Elizabeth Van Meter in New Jersey. Conover was a professor of Ancient Languages and Literature at Delaware College (and subsequently the University of Delaware) from 1895-1937.

David Kipp Conover. 2007. Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven. (accessed June 29, 2007).

This booklet contains miscellaneous, handwritten notes kept by Delaware College professor Elisha Conover, for the period 1897-1899. The notes consist of lists of expenditures by month during the two-year time period and undated entries on various subjects, such as etiquette and literature.

This small booklet is divided into two sections. The first contains lists of rhetorical points, selected passages from the Bible, Shakespeare, and other literary works, and an itemized budget. The second section, written from the back of the book and reversed in orientation, contains notes on the proper etiquette when sending letters of invitation.

University of Delaware. Library.

Self works : diaries, scrapbooks, and other autobiographical efforts : catalog of an exhibition, August 19, 1997-December 18, 1997 : guide to selected sources. Newark, Del. : Special Collections, Hugh M. Morris Library, University of Delaware Library, 1997.

Item 0015: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

A digitized copy of the booklet is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.

Gift of the Estate of Elisha Conover, 1944.

Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, January 2009.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2009 January 8
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Personal accounts and miscellaneous notes, 1897-1899.
Item 0015
Physical Description

1 volume

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