When George T. Sargisson and Leroy J. Scheuerman joined founder Thomas C. Marshall Jr. in May 1960 to form Historic Red Clay Valley Inc. (HRCV), the Certificate of Incorporation included the phrase "to issue such publications relating to the Red Clay Creek Valley as the members deem fitting and proper". Dedicated to recently deceased HRCV founder Thomas C. Marshall Jr., and in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Wilmington & Western Rail Road Company in 1869, volunteer Robert Wilhelm has reworked these five monographs.

The limited number of original copies printed has resulted in these monographs becoming difficult to find for recent generations of local historians. Scanned from original mint-condition 5½" by 8½" copies borrowed from long time HRCV member John Iwasyk, the reissues feature 8½" by 11" letter-size pages and larger printing. As additional information and insight have been uncovered over more than 50 years, the original manuscripts are enhanced with letter-referenced footnotes pointing to additional appendix information.

All five monographs are available free for online reading through the links below. Knowing many folks prefer reading high-quality paper copies, all five monographs have been bound into a single 432-page printed volume with a spiral binding. The printed Monograph Collection is available at the Greenbank Gift Shop or by calling the Business Office and ordering your copy. As the monographs were originally printed as black and white documents, the Monograph Collection is available in grayscale only. If you find the monographs of interest, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to HRCV by clicking the button below. Your gift will ensure a long life for this unique piece of Delaware history, and keep the trains on track for many years to come!

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Two Mills on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century

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140 Years Along Public Road
Ironworks On Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century
The Old Hollingsworth Plantation
The Story of the Wilmington and Western Railroad