Mill Seats on the Brandywine River

Dublin Core

Title

Mill Seats on the Brandywine River

Subject

Mill seats owned by various individuals and corporations on the Brandywine River from Rockland to Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware circa 1816.

Description

This 1816 map of the Brandywine River is marked with 86 small wheels. Wheels depicted with a white interior represent existing water wheels and corresponding water powered mills on the Brandywine at the date the map was drawn. Those wheels which are drawn with orange interiors represent potential sites for new mills. For the most part, this map also lists owners for plots of land and mills drawn on the map, as well as the type of mills at most locations.

Creator

Fairlamb & Reid, surveyors.

Source

"Mill seats on the Brandywine River" Map, 1816, 20090603_waterwheelmap, Group 9, Series C, Map Drawer 5, The Longwood Manuscripts (Accession LMSS), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware.

Publisher

Winterthur Museum, Library, and Garden, Summer Institute, Summer 2017

Date

1816

Contributor

Eliza West

Rights

"Mill seats on the Brandywine River" Map, 1816, 20090603_waterwheelmap, Group 9, Series C, Map Drawer 5, The Longwood Manuscripts (Accession LMSS), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

Files

MillSeatMapSmall.jpg
MillSeatMapAvailableSeats..jpg
MillSeatMapVerySmall.jpg

Collection

Citation

Fairlamb & Reid, surveyors., “Mill Seats on the Brandywine River,” DelaWARES.org, accessed September 24, 2018, http://delawares.org/items/show/143.