Delaware County PA - Everything Collection

Delaware County PA - Everything Collection


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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA. This collection includes all of the individual collections covering Delaware County, PA (Please see individual collection listings for detailed descriptions of titles.)

This material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs (unless noted in description). You will receive an email with the download link after purchasing online. These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

DE01 - Delaware County PA - Everything Collection (All Collections on Delaware County)

DE02 - County History & Biography Collection
History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania (George Smith, 1862, 660 pages)
Chester (and it's vicinity,) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania with Genealogical Sketches of Some Old Families (John Hill Martin, 1877, 537 pages)
History of Delaware County Pennsylvania (Henry Graham Ashmead, 1884, 1029 pages)
The History, Geography and Government of Chester and Delaware Counties (Joseph S. Walton & G. W. Moore, 1893, 197 pages)
Historical and Biographical Cyclopedia of Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Samuel T. Wiley, 1894, 468 pages)
Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania (Gilbert Cope & Henry Graham Ashmead, 1904, 1462 pages)
A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Its People (John W. Jordan, 1914, 1355 pages)
A History of Delaware County Pennsylvania (Charles Palmer, 1932, 491 pages)

DE03 - Regional and Miscellaneous History Collection

Town, Township & Regional Histories
Historical Sketch of Chester, on Delaware (Henry Graham Ashmead, 1883, 364 pages)
Lansdowne Past and Present 1888-1908 (George C. Johnson, 1908, 100 pages)
Chester & Vicinity (Hy V. Smith, 1914, 137 pages)

Church, Family, Education, Military and Miscellaneous Histories
Historic Sketch of Old Radnor Church 1685-1875 (Vernon & Cooper, 1875, 14 pages)
Industrial and Commercial Resources of Pennsylvania (Historical Publishing Company, 1886, 122 pages)
A History of the Industrial Progress and Advantages for Large Manufactures. Chester, Pennsylvania (Board of Trade, 1889, 123 pages)
Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Excepting Philadelphia) Embracing Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties (American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890, 148 pages)
180th Anniversary and History of the Brandywine Baptist Church of Chadd's Ford, Penna (A. Judson Furman, 1895, 64 pages)
The Catholic Mission at Concord, Delaware Co., Penna. (Joseph Willcox, 1897, 68 pages)
Centennial Anniversary 1805-1905 Friends Meeting House, Darby, PA (1905, 46 pages)
The History of Old St. David's Church Radnor, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Henry Pleasants, 1915, 348 pages)
Two Hundredth Anniversary of Middletown Presbyterian Church Elwyn, Delaware County, Pa (William Tenton Kruse, 1920, 43 pages)
Delaware County in the Revolutionary War (Freas Brown Snyder, 1931, 27 pages)
225th Anniversary - Middletown Presbyterian Church Elwyn, Pa 1720-1945 (Anonymous, 1945, 12 pages)

DE04 - Maps Atlases & Images Collection
~1700 Map of the Early Settlements of Delaware County Penna. (Bowen & Co. 1862, Color)
1848 Map of Delaware County Pennsylvania (Joshua W. Ash & Robert P. Smith, Color)
1860 Map of Chester Co., Pennsylvania (T. J. Kennedy, Color)
1861 Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia (D. J. Lake, S. N. Beers, J. E. Gillette & Co., Color)
1875 Combination Atlas Map of Delaware County Pennsylvania (Everts & Stewart, Color)
1876 Map of Delaware County and the City of Philadelphia (G. M. Hopkins & Co., Color)

Birds-eye Town Views
The City of Chester, Pennsylvania (O. H. Bailey & Co., 1885)

DE05 - Directory Collection (1859-1889)
Directory of the Borough of Chester for the Years 1859-60 (William Whitehead, 1859, 125 pages)
Boyd's Business Directory of the Counties of Adams, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Montgomery and York, PA. together with a General Directory of all the Inhabitants of Harrisburg 1860 (William H. Boyd, 1860, 326 pages)
Chester & Delaware Co., Directory for 1869-70 (J. H. Lant, 1869, 148 pages)
Chester Directory for 1872-73 (J. H. Lant & Co., 1872, 168 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Lancaster, Columbia, Chester and West Chester, 1874-5 (Wm. H. Boyd, 1874, 497 pages)
Chester Directory for 1879-80 (J. H. Lant & Co., 1879, 147 pages)
Chester Directory for 1880-81 (J. H. Lant & Co., 1880, 161 pages)
Chester City Directory, 1882-83 (John Spencer, 1882, 201 pages)
Chester City Directory, 1883-84 (John Spencer, 1883, 311 pages)
Chester City Directory, 1885-86 (John Spencer, 1885, 314 pages)
Chester City Directory, 1887-88 (John Spencer, 1887, 291 pages)
Chester City Directory, 1889-90 (John Spencer, 1889, 430 pages)

DE06 - Directory Collection (1891-1947)
Chester City Directory, 1891-92 (John Spencer, 1891, 539 pages)
Spencer's Chester City Directory for 1893-94 (John Spencer, 1893, 494 pages)
Business Directory of Delaware County, PA 1893-95 (T. M. Haddock, 1893, 170 pages)
Spencer's Chester City Directory for 1895-96 (John Spencer, 1895, 503 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Delaware County, Penna 1897-'98 (C. E. Howe Co., 1897, 640 pages)
Directory of Wayne and St. Davids 1897 (The Wayne Title and Trust Co., 1897, 61 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Delaware County, Penna 1899-1900 (C. E. Howe Co., 1899, 749 pages)
Lansdowne Directory for 1910 (1910, 67 pages)
Farm and Business Directory of Delaware County, Pennsylvania [1914] (Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1914, 276 pages)
Media Directory 1915-16 (Main Line Printing Company, 1915, 128 pages)
Penn State Telephone Directory Southern District - June 1924 (The United Telephone Company, 1924, 132 pages)
Coatesville, Downingtown and Vicinity Telephone Directory – June 1947 (Bell Telephone Company of PA, 1947, 216 pages)

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