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Box Small Collections Box 6

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Contains 42 Collections and/or Records:

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321616
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from H. R. Zirkle in Goshen, Indiana to Mary and Becca Henkel in New Market, Virginia dated December 23, 1850.  In it Zirkle refers to being the girls' aunt and to their new baby cousin born within that year.  She writes of wanting to visit and of her happiness that the girls will not be married off early like other families they know.  The Henkel girls are related to the Henkel family of New Market, Virginia, and the Henkel Family Papers, 1783-1874, collection number Mss. 39.1 H 38.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321618
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 10 page letter written by David Zogbaum to his mother from February 8, 1965.  Zogbaum describes his interactions with the native peoples of the Solomon Islands, their lack of medical necessities, and the general neglect suffered by the natives by the English government.  Zogbaum also describes the contemptuous situation with other white settlers on the island and their efforts to maintain white dominion over the native groups.  Zogbaum proposes that aid in the form of sustaining capital from...

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321620
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Four page letter dated February 17, 1847 from Henry Augustine Washington to his mother, Sarah Tayloe Washington.  She was the wife of Lawrence Augustine Washington.  Letter is written from Richmond, Virginia to Mattox Bridge in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  In the letter Washington writes about the sale of corn and grains in the United States as related specifically to the famine in Ireland and England.  He also writes about politics and the issues with Calhoun, the Mexican War, and the...

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321624
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Six letters from Jesse Jones to his daughter ranging from 1854- 1860.  The letters are from Norfolk, Virginia and are mostly reminders for his daughter to attend church, pray, and read her Bible.  They also mention that he is glad to hear of her improving health.  One references yellow fever in Norfolk.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321628
Scope and Contents From the Collection: One page letter from Colonel Robert W. West to Mrs. Lucy Tucker, Mrs. Lucy Hausford, and Mi[f]s. Emily Morrison dated 29 November 1863.  It is a summons for the ladies to return to Mrs. Vest's home in Williamsburg, all of the property they took without permission.  He requests them to comply within a week or he threatened to send colored troops to their homes to search and remove the items for them.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321622
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This bound volume contains the submission "Tales of a Lost Boyhood" for the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Creative Writing. It is dated March, 1986 and consists of a (titular) novella, two short stories, and three narrative poems. The volume is anonymous, but is identifiably written by the transgender poet Samuel Ace (then known as Linda Smukler), as he used material from this submission in his later published writings. The writings deal with Ace's childhood gender dysphoria.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321626
Scope and Contents From the Collection: One page letter from Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead in Norfolk dated 19 February 1836.  It is an order from Dr. Whitehead for various elixirs and compounds presumably to be used for administration to his patients.  Included in his requests is sarsaparilla, li[qu]orice, French Chloride Lime, French Chloride Soda, Jujube paste, and Chloride Lime among other requests.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321630
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two page letter from Eddie (Edward M.) Hanratty to his wife dated 07 December 1945.  He writes from Okinawa and describes the monotony of life while soldiers await their turn to go home.  He describes the dismal weather, shoddy accommodations, and the little entertainment on the island.

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321632
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from William H. Seawell, Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st Virginia Militia based in Gloucester, VA at Ware Camp to Colonel Crump (Charles A.) dated November 21, 1861.  Seawell discusses the relative quiet in the area, no report of slaves escaping, and writes to ask for more instruction regarding the mustering of additionall officers and troops.  He also relates that he has instructed his men off duty to act as policemen in order to arrest run away negroes and also to force work upon...

Small Collections Box 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 6
Identifier: id321634
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Three letters written from Lady Nancy Astor to Mrs. John (Margaret) Bailey dated January 2, 1952, May 28, 1953, and November 17, 1953.  Also included is a blank card with a pencil sketch by John Singer Sargent of Lady Astor's profile.  Writing in the bottom corner of the sketch reads, "To a Virginian from a Virginian- Nancy Astor as she never looked."  In the correspondence Lady Astor mentions getting ready for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, an upcoming trip to Rhodesia in order to open...