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G. Burton Pearson, Jr., papers


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George Burton Pearson, Jr., (1905-1999), was a Delaware lawyer, judge, and banker. He was educated at the Wilmington Friends School, (1918-1923), Princeton, (1924-1927), and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an LL.B in 1931. Judge Victor Woolley chose Burton Pearson as his first law clerk. From 1931 until 1939, Pearson worked in the Wilmington law firm of Hugh M. Morris. Pearson left private legal practice in 1939 to serve as Delaware's first statutory Vice Chancellor. In 1946, Governor Walter W. Bacon appointed Burton Pearson Associate Judge of the Delaware Supreme Court, in which capacity he served until 1949, when he resigned to take a position at Wilmington Trust Company. He remained with Wilmington Trust Company as a Senior Vice President, Director, and Chairman of the Trust Committee until he retired.

Burton Pearson was elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association in 1950, serving until 1952. In 1951, he joined the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware. He was a founding member and president of the Unidel Foundation, Inc., which supports many academic departments at the University by providing research funds for students. In 1988, the University awarded Judge Pearson an honorary doctorate.

Burton Pearson was born in Middletown, Delaware, where he lived with his father, G. Burton Pearson, Sr., M.D., (1869-195?), and his mother, Estelle Cochran Pearson, (1871-1947). Burton Pearson's maternal great-grandfather was Robert Thomas Cochran, brother of John P. Cochran, who was governor of Delaware from 1875-1879. An only child, Burton Pearson apparently had strong and supportive extended family relationships, especially with his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren. He attended Middletown Public Schools until 1918, when his father relocated his medical practice to 94 East Main Street, Newark, Delaware. Burton Pearson continued to live with his parents in Newark until he married Isabella Turner in 1941. Burton and Isabella Pearson raised their two children near Wilmington, Delaware. Burton Pearson married Edith du Pont late in life, after his first wife died in 1962.

Throughout his working life, Pearson was active in the Delaware Bar Association. In 1993, Pearson contributed his oral history for the Bar History Project on the History of the Delaware Supreme Court. His hobbies ranged from history and genealogy to semantics to winetasting. Pearson served on the executive committees of the Wilmington Institute Free Library, the Tower Hill School, the Historical Society of Delaware, and the Memorial Hospital of Wilmington. He was a member of the Alliance Française of Wilmington, the Wilmington Country Club, the Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Society of Colonial Wars. He had a home in Montchanin, Delaware, and in the exclusive Mill Reef Club in Antigua, W.I. George Burton Pearson, Jr. died in December, 1999.

Biographical AND/OR historical information derived from the collection.Princeton Alumni Weekly (Online Archives), Volume 1999-00, Number 17, July 5, 2000, Memorials., Helen L., ed. The Delaware Bar in the Twentieth Century. The Delaware State Bar Association, 1994.

The G. Burton Pearson, Jr. Papers include personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from his birth in 1905 until shortly before his death in 1999. The Pearson papers also contain correspondence, papers, and photographs from some of Burton Pearson's ancestors, dating from about 1840 to the 1950s. The collection has been arranged in two series: I. George Burton Pearson, Jr.'s papers; and II. Pearson family papers, which contains the papers of relatives from the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families. Family photographs and correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, between about 1880 and 1950, form the bulk of the collection.

The collection, especially the photographic series, (I.3 and II.3), is strong as a source of Delaware local and family history. For example, the collection includes photographs of members of the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families of Delaware and Maryland. Photographs of early-twentieth century Middletown depict Delaware architecture, children at school and at play, pets, domestic life, and leisure activities. The collection contains a real estate advertisement and several photographs of the Pearson family home at 94 East Main Street, Newark, Delaware. Extensive genealogical information on the Pearson, Cochran, and Hardcastle families of Maryland and Delaware is available in the collection, (Series I.4).

The collection reveals much more about Burton Pearson's relationships with his parents and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, than about his professional life. The Princeton materials, (F2, F3, F25 through F36, and F86), contain correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt about daily matters such as pocket money and laundry, as well as student life. One letter has a piece of the goalpost from the Princeton Yale game of 1925 pierced through the top of it. Course notes, grade reports, exams, bills for tuition and housing, social activities, yearbooks, and photographs of Princeton colleagues are also included.

Much of the correspondence from Pearson's mother, Estelle, and her sister, Oka, contains Christian Science messages and clippings from the Christian Science Monitor (F11). Another strength of the collection is the large assortment of valentines, Christmas cards, birthday cards, greeting cards, and photographic postcards. Some of the valentines are handmade from wallpaper scraps; there are also many examples of early-twentieth-century manufactured cards, such as Tuck's valentines and postcards. Photographic postcards depict early-twentieth-century street scenes of Middletown, Delaware. There are several sets of photographic postcards of Europe in the 1920s and the Los Angeles Expo of 1939.

The collection includes a few pieces of correspondence between Pearson and Hugh Morris, in whose office Pearson worked from 1931 until 1939 (F5). There are several photographs of Pearson's judical associates, including one of Judge Victor B. Woolley (F94). The oral history that Pearson contributed in 1993 for the Delaware Bar history project on the Delaware Supreme Court, along with Pearson's revisions, is included in Series I.2 (F76 and F77). There are a small number of papers and photographs related to Pearson's work on the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware (F68 through F72). Pearson apparently became involved in the General Semantics movement in the late 1940s. The collection includes papers and minutes of congresses of the Institute of General Semantics, including essays by Count Korzybski, S.I. Hayakawa, and one that Pearson delivered at the Institute's Third Congress in 1949 (F51 through F58).

Boxes 1-6: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Box 7: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (17 inches)

Oversize boxes 1-2: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)

Gift of Pearson family, 2000-2001

Processed by Karen E. Ryder, December 2001. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, July 2021.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2021 July 23
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,

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Arranged in four subseries by correspondence, papers, photographs, and genealogical materials. Each subseries is arranged chronologically to highlight Pearson's changing interests and activities. Series I.4, Genealogical Materials bridges the two series.

Scope and Contents

Contains personal correspondence; valentines, greeting cards and postcards, some made by Tuck's; correspondence from college years at Princeton; letters reflecting Christian Science beliefs.

Childhood, 1906-1921.
Box 1 Folder F1
Princeton, 1923-1925.
Box 1 Folder F2
Princeton, 1926-1927.
Box 1 Folder F3
Early Career, 1931-1935.
Box 1 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter to Hugh Morris and two cards from him.

Career, 1936-1939.
Box 1 Folder F5
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with Hugh Morris, receipts from Middletown businesses, and a letter concerning Pearson's account at Jacob Reed's Sons, Philadelphia.

Personal, 1940-1942.
Box 1 Folder F6
Scope and Contents

Contains letters and postcards from relatives to Pearson and his wife, Isabella Turner, an invitation to their wedding, and a letter (in English) from a French friend, André Aupetit, concerning the outbreak of World War II.

War Years, 1943-1945.
Box 1 Folder F7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with the Aupetit family, clippings about the domestic wartime travel crisis, Christian Science clippings, letters on stationery from the Essex and Sussex in Spring Lake Beach, NJ, and a letter from Pearson to his mother mentioning the failing health of Judge Woolley.

Family Life, 1946-1948.
Box 1 Folder F8
Scope and Contents

Contains menus from The Inn at Buck Hill Falls in the Poconos.

Family Life, 1949-1998.
Box 1 Folder F9
Scope and Contents

Contains Delaware business ephemera and correspondence with Lord Buckhurst.

Miscellaneous, undated.
Box 1 Folder F10
Christian Science, 1931-1943.
Box 1 Folder F11
Scope and Contents

Contains inspirational letters and clippings from Pearson's mother, Estelle Cochran Pearson.

Postcards, 1908-1918.
Box 1 Folder F12
Scope and Contents

Some contain scenes of early Middletown.

Valentines, 1906-1915.
Box 1 Folder F13
Scope and Contents

Contains many examples of valentines, ranging from homemade to Tuck's.

Graduation and Greeting Cards, 1920-1935.
Box 1 Folder F14
Birthday and Greeting Cards, 1939-1942.
Box 1 Folder F15
Birthday and Anniversary Cards, 1943-1945.
Box 1 Folder F16
Birth Congratulations, 1945.
Box 1 Folder F17
Scope and Contents

Cards, tags from gifts and flower arrangements congratulating the Pearsons on the birth of their first child.

Birth Congratulations, 1945 September-October.
Box 1 Folder F18
Birth Congratulations, 1945 October-November.
Box 1 Folder F19
Birthday and Greeting Cards, 1946-1995.
Box 1 Folder F20
Cards, undated.
Box 1 Folder F21
Scope and Contents

Includes one Tuck's Christmas card.

Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records and ephemera from Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania; papers and correspondence from the Institute for General Semantics; the Supreme Court of Delaware History sponsored by the Delaware Bar History Project; and the University of Delaware Board of Trustees.

Childhood, circa 1910-1919.
Box 1 Folder F22
Scope and Contents

Includes Pearson's composition book from Middletown grammar school.

Wilmington Friends School, 1921-23.
Box 1 Folder F23
Scope and Contents

Includes programs, grades, and diploma from Wilmington Friends School.

Whittier Miscellany, 1922.
Box 1 Folder F24
Princeton Administrative, 1922-1931.
Box 1 Folder F25
Princeton Ephemera, 1923-1927.
Box 1 Folder F26
Scope and Contents

Includes address books, leather bound mementos of "Class Day, 1927," campus songbook, and a pocket sized Princeton Handbook.

Princeton Freshman Herald, 1927.
Box 1 Folder F27
Princeton Schoolwork Prints, Part 1, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F28
Princeton Schoolwork Prints, Part 2, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F29
Princeton Class Notes 1, Government, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F30
Princeton Class Notes 2, Art History, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F31
Princeton Class Notes 3, Architecture 304, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F32
Princeton Class Notes 4, Architecture 303, 1840-1999.
Box 2 Folder F33
Princeton Nassau Literary Magazine, 1925.
Box 2 Folder F34
Princeton Nassau Herald, 1927.
Box 2 Folder F35
Princeton Twenty-Year Reunion, 1947.
Box 2 Folder F36
Passport, 1927-1928.
Box 2 Folder F37
University of Pennsylvania Administrative, 1928-1934.
Box 2 Folder F38
Scope and Contents

Includes letters of admission, grades, financial papers.

University of Pennsylvania Coursework and Exams, 1929-1931.
Box 2 Folder F39
University of Pennsylvania Commencement, 1931.
Box 2 Folder F40
Erskine School, 1929-1940.
Box 2 Folder F41
Scope and Contents

Isabella Turner Pearson attended this school, located in Boston, MA.

Selective Service, 1940.
Box 2 Folder F42
Legal Stationery, undated.
Box 2 Folder F43
Address Books, undated.
Box 2 Folder F44
Maps, 1915-1941.
Box 2 Folder F45
Scope and Contents

Includes four topographical maps of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

Law Career, 1927-1949.
Box 2 Folder F46
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of correspondence relating to Pearson's appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Delaware.

"Disposition of Unclaimed Trust Funds," Trusts and Estates, 1943.
Box 2 Folder F47
Scope and Contents

Copy of a legal journal containing the above article written by Pearson.

Law Quarterly Review, 1946.
Box 2 Folder F48
Tribute to Judge Woolley, 1938-1945.
Box 2 Folder F49
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Judge Woolley about the Society of Colonial Wars, copies of tributes to Judge Woolley given by Hugh Morris and James Morford.

Patent Law Association,, undated.
Box 2 Folder F50
Semantics Papers by Korzybski, 1936-1946.
Box 3 Folder F51
Semantics Reviews, 1934-1943.
Box 3 Folder F52
Semantics Applied Papers, 1934-1949.
Box 3 Folder F53
Semantics Papers by S.I. Hayakawa, 1938-1943.
Box 3 Folder F54
Semantics Monographs, 1939-1942.
Box 3 Folder F55
Semantics Institute for General Semantics, 1937-1950.
Box 3 Folder F56
Semantics Congresses, 1935, 1941.
Box 3 Folder F57
Semantics Third Congress, 1948-1949.
Box 3 Folder F58
Scope and Contents

Includes "Semantics and the Law," written by Pearson.

Delaware Tercentenary Day Assembly, 1938.
Box 3 Folder F59
Scope and Contents

Includes a paper titled "Beginnings of Delaware" delivered by Hugh Morris at University of Delaware.

GBP Judiciary License Plate, 1942.
Box 3 Folder F60
Wilmington Trust, 1954, 1964.
Box 3 Folder F61
The Queen's Garden Party, 1966.
Box 3 Folder F62
Dechert Price & Rhoads, 1975.
Box 3 Folder F63
Scope and Contents

Autographed copy, "For Edie and Burt," of

Dechert Price & Rhoads: A Law Firm Centennial, 1975 by Robert V. Massey, Jr.
The Hagley Cookbook, 1983.
Box 3 Folder F64
Miscellaneous Activities, 1923-1999.
Box 3 Folder F65
Scope and Contents

Includes certificate of membership in Wilmington Country Club; Alumni Bulletin Wilmington Friends School; Crusade for Freedom; Republican Medal.

Winetasting, 1971.
Box 3 Folder F66
Scope and Contents

2 items: Guide and Cellar Book from Concorde Air France wine country tour; "Chevalier du Tastevin" certificate,

Delaware History, 1986.
Box 3 Folder F67
University of Delaware Inauguration of President Russel C. Jones, 1987.
Box 3 Folder F68
University of Delaware Diploma, 1988.
Box 3 Folder F69
University of Delaware Honorary Doctor of Laws, 1988.
Box 3 Folder F70
University of Delaware Honorary Degree Sandra Day O'Connor, 1990.
Box 3 Folder F71
University of Delaware Board of Trustees, 1987-1995.
Box 3 Folder F72
Mill Reef Club, 1988-1989.
Box 3 Folder F73
Memorial Session Chancellor William Marvel, 1992.
Box 3 Folder F74
Salute to Elbert N. Carvel, 1993.
Box 3 Folder F75
Delaware Bar History Project Oral Interview 1 (First Draft), 1993.
Box 3 Folder F76
Delaware Bar History Project Oral Interview 2 (Revision), 1993.
Box 3 Folder F77
Delaware Bar History Project Notes and Correspondence, 1993-1994.
Box 4 Folder F78
Miscellaneous Papers, various dates.
Box 4 Folder F79
Scope and Contents

Includes Delaware ephemera, Boy Scouts of America War Service Medal, 1918; Pearson's Pennsylvania RR ticket from 1931; French francs.

Scope and Contents

Contains snapshots; European travel photographs and photographic postcards; and professional portraits from Wilmington studios such as Cummings and Sanborn.

Childhood Baby Portraits, 1905-1906.
Box 4 Folder F80
Childhood Portraits, 1906-1911.
Box 4 Folder F81
Childhood Photograph Album, 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F82
Photographs of friends, circa 1910-1925.
Box 4 Folder F83
Scope and Contents

Includes many photographs of pets, some Middletown outdoor scenes.

Youth Portraits, circa 1920s.
Box 4 Folder F84
Young Adult Portraits, 1924-1927.
Box 4 Folder F85
Scope and Contents

Includes four copies of a Cummings photograph, dated 1926. Handwritten on the back cover of one is "G. Burton Pearson, Jr. July 1924 – Beedle Officer at Marshalltown, Del –"

Princeton, 1924-1927.
Box 4 Folder F86
European Trip, 1927.
Box 4 Folder F87
Photographic Postcards France, 1920s.
Box 4 Folder F88
Photographic Postcards Europe (Germany, Belgium), 1920s.
Box 4 Folder F89
Photographic Postcards England, 1920s.
Box 4 Folder F90
Photographic Postcards Expo Los Angeles, 1939.
Box 4 Folder F91
Park Von Sanssouci, 1920s.
Box 4 Folder F92
Scope and Contents

Twenty professional photographs of German tourist attractions.

Judge Pearson Portraits, circa 1940-1990.
Box 4 Folder F93
Judicial Associates, 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F94
Scope and Contents

Includes an autographed portrait of Judge Woolley dated 1933.

Leisure Activities, circa 1930s-1940s.
Box 4 Folder F95
Vacations, circa 1940s-1950s.
Box 4 Folder F96
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Xanadu, Irenée du Pont's estate in Cuba.

Family Portraits and Snapshots, 1940s-1960s.
Box 4 Folder F97
State Department Dinner, 1978.
Box 4 Folder F98
Family Life, circa 1970s-1990s.
Box 4 Folder F99
Two Photographs, (circa 1950?).
Box 4 Folder F100
Scope and Contents

"Explosives Department, 1940-1944"; group portrait, possibly University of Delaware Trustees, by Willard Stewart.

Scope and Contents

Includes obituaries, family correspondence specifically related to genealogy, a mid-nineteenth-century Delaware deed, professional prepared genealogies for the Pearson and Cochran families, and information on the Alrich family reunion.

Research Notes and Charts, 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F101
Scope and Contents

Obituary for Robert Thomas Cochran; Hardcastle and Bromwell genealogies.

Genealogical and Historical Sketch Pearson Family, 1984.
Box 4 Folder F102
Cochran Family Notebook, 1986.
Box 4 Folder F103
Hardcastle Family Bible, 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F104
Cochran Family Crest, 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F105
Ancestral Lives of George Burton Pearson, Jr., 1840-1999.
Box 4 Folder F106
Alrich Reunion, 1986.
Box 4 Folder F107
Ambruster Deed, 1864.
Box 4 Folder F108

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, papers, and photographs of Pearson, Cochran, Hardcastle, Matlack, and Warren families, ancestors and relatives of G. Burton Pearson, Jr.

George Burton Pearson, Sr. Courtship, 1889-1900.
Box 5 Folder F109
Scope and Contents

Contains letters of Estelle Cochran and George Burton Pearson, Sr.

George Burton Pearson, Sr. Marriage, 1900.
Box 5 Folder F110
George Burton Pearson, Sr. Estelle Cochran Pearson, 1902-1918.
Box 5 Folder F111
George Burton Pearson, Sr. Family, 1923-1941.
Box 5 Folder F112
George Burton Pearson, Sr. Family, 1942-1945.
Box 5 Folder F113
George Burton Pearson, Sr., undated.
Box 5 Folder F114
Cochran Family, 1882-1908.
Box 5 Folder F115
Cochran Family, 1910-1943.
Box 5 Folder F116
Scope and Contents

Contains photographic postcards depicting Middletown, DE, and Trenton, NJ, 1920s.

Hardcastle Family, 1901.
Box 5 Folder F117
Scope and Contents

Two letters mention Christian Science.

George Burton Pearson, Sr. Pearson Diary, 1895.
Box 5 Folder F118
Scope and Contents

Diary kept by George Burton Pearson, Sr., while a student at Harvard Medical School.

"On the Training of Parents," The Outlook, 1907.
Box 5 Folder F119
Scope and Contents

Two-part magazine article, annotated, possibly by George Burton Pearson, Sr.

Miscellaneous, circa 1918-1945.
Box 5 Folder F120
Scope and Contents

Contains Estelle Pearson's World War II Ration Book, and a 1918 real estate advertisement for 94 E. Main Street, Newark, DE, the Pearson's home.

Moravian Seminary, 1887-1888.
Box 5 Folder F121
Scope and Contents

Estelle Cochran's report cards (4 items); four pages of stories written by anonymous child(ren).

Carlyle Birthday Book, 1887.
Box 5 Folder F122
Warren Family, 1906-1920.
Box 5 Folder F123
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers and letters belonging to Oka Cochran Warren, Pearson's aunt; includes prayer book, "Daily Strength for Daily Needs."

Mrs. E. P. Matlack Will, 1910.
Box 5 Folder F124
Scope and Contents

Mentions Outcalt, Cook, Connable family names, relatives of the Pearsons.

Matlack Scrapbook, circa 1850-1998.
Box 5 Folder F125
Scope and Contents

Marbled leather cover, very poor condition, many items laid in. Includes Cincinnati and New York newspaper clippings of fiction, morals, Civil War, Lincoln assassination; letters from Alice Outcalt of Selma, Ohio about a trip to Los Angeles in 1885; programs, cards, and recipes.

Pearson Family Portraits, 1860s-1890s.
Box 5 Folder F126
Scope and Contents

Studio portraits of George Burton Pearson, Sr., family of origin. Studios include Elmer Chickering, Boston; Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia; and Perkins, Baltimore.

Pearson Family Portraits, 1900s-1917.
Box 5 Folder F127
Scope and Contents

Most are from Taylor "Orr" Studio, Elberton, GA.

George Burton Pearson, Sr., Portraits, 1897-1915.
Box 6 Folder F128
George Burton Pearson, Sr., Portraits, 1940s-1950s.
Box 6 Folder F129
George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Estelle Cochran Pearson, undated.
Box 6 Folder F130
Scope and Contents

Photo by Gutekunst, Philadelphia.

George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Postcards Album, 1905.
Box 6 Folder F131
Scope and Contents

Photographic postcards of Pearson, Jr., and birth announcements

George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Estelle and Pearson, Jr., 1905-1916.
Box 6 Folder F132
George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Family Portraits, 1907-1915.
Box 6 Folder F133
George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Family Snapshots, 1900-1930s.
Box 6 Folder F134
George Burton Pearson, Sr., Family Homes, 1920s-1950s.
Box 6 Folder F135
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of 94 E. Main St., Newark, DE.

Family Transportation, 1899-1920s.
Box 6 Folder F136
Scope and Contents

Horse and buggy, automobiles, Pearson, Sr. with auto outside 94 E. Main Street, Newark, DE, c. 1920.

Hardcastle Family Sally Hardcastle, 1840s.
Box 6 Folder F137
Scope and Contents

Contains a hand colored photograph by J.H. Young, Baltimore.

Hardcastle Family Robert Emmet and Anna Maria Bromwell Hardcastle, 1870s.
Box 6 Folder F138
Scope and Contents

Five items, two by Gutekunst, Philadelphia.

Hardcastle Family Family Portraits, 1880s-1920s.
Box 6 Folder F139
Scope and Contents

Contains two Bachrach studio portraits

Hardcastle Family Tintype, poor condition, Preston Hardcastle family, 1840-1999.
Box 6 Folder F140
Hardcastle Family Leisure Snapshots, circa 1880s-1920s.
Box 6 Folder F141
Cochran/Hardcastle Album, undated.
Box 6 Folder F142
Scope and Contents

Approximately 3-1/2" x 5", leather bound, "Photographs" printed on spine; contains photos of Robert Thomas Cochran, brother of Delaware governor John P. Cochran, original photograph of Sally Hardcastle (see F137).

Cochran Family Portraits, circa 1850-1910.
Box 6 Folder F143
Scope and Contents

Studios include J. Paul Brown, M. & W. Garrett, both of Wilmington, DE, Gutekunst, Philadelphia; Dana, New York, NY.

Cochran Family Thomas and Margaret Hardcastle Cochran, circa 1860-1910.
Box 6 Folder F144
Scope and Contents

Contains 1 tintype; Dana "carbonette"; Carl, Washington, DC; two Cummings.

Cochran Family Cochran Sisters, (Estelle, Oka, Corinne), circa 1880s.
Box 6 Folder F145
Cochran Family Portraits, circa 1890.
Box 6 Folder F146
Scope and Contents

Eight items, including four cyanotypes.

Cochran Family Cochran, Hardcastle, Pearson family gathering, circa 1900.
Box 6 Folder F147
Scope and Contents

Eight items. Family members gathered on what is probably the back porch of the Cochran family home in Middletown, DE. One photo shows a domestic servant.

Cochran Family Extended Family Portraits and Snapshots, circa 1880s-1940s.
Box 6 Folder F148
Cochran Family Framed Portrait, undated.
Box 6 Folder F149
Scope and Contents

Labeled on back, Cummings Studio, Wilmington, DE.

Cochran Family Home on Crawford Street, Middletown, 1908.
Box 6 Folder F150
Middletown Scenes, 1909-1914.
Box 6 Folder F151
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of blizzard of 1909-1910; children playing; students at Middletown Public School, 1914.

Warren Family Home, circa 1910.
Box 6 Folder F152
Scope and Contents

Snapshots of interiors, domestic servants, pets.

Matlack, Outcalt, Cook Family Members, undated.
Box 6 Folder F153
Negatives, poor condition, undated.
Box 6 Folder F154
Miscellaneous, 1840-1999.
Box 6 Folder F155
Scope and Contents

Contains portraits and snapshots of unidentified people; several studio portraits including one signed "Wright & Cook" Philadelphia.

Titanic, 1912.
Box 7 Folder F156
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

Paris-Soir, 1938.
Box 7 Folder F157
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

Engagement and Wedding of Pearson and Isabella Turner,, 1941.
Box 7 Folder F158
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

World War II, 1840-1999.
Box 7 Folder F159
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

Pearson appointment as Judge Rodney's Successor, 1946.
Box 7 Folder F160
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

Estelle Cochran Pearson Obituaries, 1947.
Box 7 Folder F161
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

Pearson Resignation from Judiciary, 1949.
Box 7 Folder F162
Physical Location

Moved to oversize

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