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Box Small Collections Box 21

 Container

Contains 39 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, 1861 May 22

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Identifier: id234479
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter written by Henry E. Edmunds to Claiborne G. Barksdale, a member of the 14th Virginia Regiment, about the patriotic fervor of the early days of the American Civil War, shortly after Virginia ceded from the Union the month before. In the letter, Edmunds wrote of Barksdale joining the Virginia troops, how Edmunds would make a great soldier if he was younger, a local man named Townes gathering up troops to join the fight, and the great condition of the wheat crop.

Papers, 1917-1918, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains letters, photographs, and other material documenting Ernest L. Frye's time in the 487th Aero Squadron during World War I. Included in the papers are letters from Frye to his brother and sister describing his fellow officers, reminiscing about friends back home in Oregon, his experience on the Aero squadron baseball team, and other matters. Photographs of Frye along with his fellow officers in the 487th and playing baseball, as well as programs for dances, leave passes,...

Letter, 1743 Apr. 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Manuscript letter written in Dutch by William IV, Prince of Orange and Nassau, from Leewarden, Netherlands.  Possibly written to or about Brigadier van Leyden.

Letter, 1862 April 14

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from T.S. Hodgson, a soldier from Company E, 105th Regiment,  Pennsylvania Volunteers,  to his uncle describing the town of Yorktown, Virginia during the Siege of Yorktown in the American Civil War. He described how he just go out of the hospital, firing shots against the rebels at the pickets, General McClellan as the head of the army, and not receiving a package from his uncle.

Letter, 1861 July 21

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

Records, 1834-1868

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Identifier: id180513
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection relates to the James River Canal and Kanawha Company, which officially gained a charter in 1835. Included are a list of subscriptions sold to private individuals, a letter to the auditors office discussing current and previous subscriptions, a letter from a prospective surveyor and a list of tollage rates along the canal. Individuals mentioned are John Hartwell Cocke, and his son John Hartwell Cocke Jr.

Typescript, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Typescript of play by Peter Ustinov entitled "The Photo Finish."

Papers, 1927-1956

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 18 Letters and notes, 1927-1956, from Nancy Astor, London, Taplow, and Plymouth, England, to Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury in Upperville, Virginia. Collection includes two photos of Nancy Astor, not originating with the correspondence. Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury and Nancy Astor were childhood friends.

Collection, 1907-1920

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Items relating to Norge and Williamsburg, Virginia.

"Map of Norway, VA." which belonged to Ellen A. Huckstep. Torn. Undated. Photograph and photocopies of same map.Newspaper article about the founding of Norge. Undated. Photograph of the site of the Capitol and photograph of "Washington's Headquarters."

Small Collections Box 21

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 21
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two incomplete speeches of Anthony Reiff, President of the Musical Mutual Protective Union, New York and an incomplete diary (journal), written as if a book with chapters and page numbers, of a trip beginning in 1856 where he traveled in the United States and Europe. He talks of music venues, performers, composers and his personal experiences.