The library provides a bibliography of all works cited on the “Ramble”
page and includes some other useful sources. There are some Quick Links at the end.


A Bibliography 
of Little Crum Creek

Ashmead, Henry Graham.  History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts, 1884.   Available online:

Atlas of Properties Along the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore R.R., Phila. & West-Chester R.R., and Part of Phila. & Reading R.R., Philadelphia to Chester and Elwyn Sta.:  From Official Surveys, Private Plans, and Records. Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, 1889.

Brinton, Daniel G. The Lenape and their Legends with the Complete Text and Symbols of the Walum Olum. 1885.  Rpt.  Lewisburg PA: Wennawoods, 1999. 

Carter, Jane Levis. The Down River People of the Lenni-Lenape Indians. Reprinted from Edgmont, The Story of a Township, 1976. Kennett Square PA: KNA Press, 1989.

Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Natural Lands Trust, and Willistown Conservation Trust.  The Crum Creek Watershed Conservation Plan.  PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources.  View page.

Combination Atlas Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts & Stewart, 1875.

“CRC MegaWatersheds Map, incl. Darby & Brandywine” / “Southeastern Pennsylvania Watersheds.” Map. Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association. 5 Feb 2009.  View page to download map.

“The Flood of 1843.” Part 1 of 2. Broomall, Carolus M., ed. Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science, 6.1 (Oct 1910): 1-46. Available online:

“The Flood of 1843.” Part 2 of 2. Broomall, Carolus M., ed. Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science, 6.2 (Jan 1911): 55-86. Available online:

Hickman, Samuel. “Advertisement NEW GRIST MILL.”  Delaware County Republican.  1 July 1864.  Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County 1819-1970. Subscription: Villanova University.  View Accessible Archives homepage.

Hitakonanu’laxk (Tree Beard). The Grandfathers Speak: Native American Folk Tales of the Lenape People. New York: Interlink, 1994.

Hopkins, Henry W.  Atlas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Comprehending 26 Maps.  Drawn from official records, private plans and deeds, surveys of the different county surveyors, Dr. Joshua W. Ash’s map, the U.S. Coast survey, and actual surveys throughout the county by Henry W. Hopkins, C.E. Surveyed, compiled, drawn and published under the direction of G. M. Hopkins, C.E. Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins, 1870.

Kiser, Ellis and J.M. Lathrop.  Atlas of Delaware County East of Ridley Creek: Embracing Darby, Upper Darby, Ridley, Springfield, Marple, Newtown, Upper and Nether Providence, Tinicum, and Part of Haverford Townships, Compiled from Actual Surveys, Official Records and Private Plans by Ellis Kiser and J. M. Lathrop. Vol 1. Philadelphia:  A.H. Mueller, 1909-1910.

Klees, Fredric. The Round of the Year. New York: Macmillan Company, 1963.

Lenape Nation, a Tribal Community. 7 Sept 2010. View homepage.

Lockhart, Keith.  Delaware County 24 Aug 2010.  View homepage.

Lockhart, Keith. The History of Ridley Township. Folsom, PA: Campbell Printing Company, 1987.

Lyon, Thomas J.  “A Taxonomy of Nature Writing” (1989). The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm. Athens: U of Georgia Press, 1996. 276-281.

McGarity, Arthur E. “Crum Creek Water Quality Restoration and Protection Projects: Growing Greener Program Final Report.”  20 Oct 2004. Swarthmore College’s Watershed Website. 24 Aug 2010.   View PDF

McGarity, Arthur E., et. al. Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Management Program. Riparian Corridor Best Management Practices. Report. 31 March 2009. View PDF.  

Mengers, Patti.  “Bud Weir has spent his life helping make water clean (with video).”  Delaware County Daily Times. 27 Jun 2010. 24 Aug 2010.  View article.

Miller, William, S.J. Ogier, W. McDonald & F. Breou.  Farm Line and Borough Atlas of Delaware Co., Penn. Philadelphia: E. W. Smith & A. H. Mueller, 1892.

Philadelphia and Its Environs, and the Railroad Scenery of Pennsylvania: With 225 Illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1875. Available online:

Scharf, J. Thomas and Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, In Three Volumes. Vol 1. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884.  Available online: 

Smith, Benjamin H. Atlas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania Containing Nineteen Maps Exhibiting the Early Grants and Patents. Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, 1880.

Smith, George, M.D. History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the territory included within its limits to the present time … . Philadelphia: Henry B. Ashmead, 1862.  Available online: 

“Watersheds of the Chester, Ridley and Crum Creeks.” Map. Working for Our Watersheds. Pamphlet.  Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association. Media, PA. Sept 2004.

Weslager, C. A. The Delaware Indians: A History. New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1972.

Wiley, Samuel T. and Winfield Scott Garner.  Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Delaware County, Pennsylvania: Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County. Richmond, Ind: Gresham Pub. Co., 1894. Avail online:


Quick Links

As you can see, a wealth of information about Delaware County is available. Several terrific people are happy to help find it.  Here are the websites of some who have been particularly helpful to me.

Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Crum Creek

Delaware County History (Delaware County Historical Society)

Delaware County History (Keith Lockhart)  (rich resource; check out the maps)

Delaware County Library System

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Crum Creek Page

Philly H2O: The History of Philadelphia’s Watersheds and Sewers (Adam Levine)

Swarthmore College’s Watershed Website (Watershed studies by Dr. Arthur McGarity, et al.)

Swarthmore Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College (Each atlas map on the “Ramble” page was photographed at Friends Library)

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

The Thomas Leiper House  (Take the tour some weekend)




2 Responses to “Library”

  1. Love that you took the time to make a library. Very considerate and helpful to those who wanted a bit more information on “X”. I haven’t come across a blog yet willing to create a library, well done.

    1. Scott Says:

      Thanks for noticing Blue. I couldn’t have written the “Ramble” page without this rich bibliography. I hope it can be as useful & rewarding to other explorers as it’s been for me.

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