Box Small Collections Box 27
Contains 44 Results:
Colonial Williamsburg catalog "John A. Barrows and the Rediscovery of Early Virginia Architecture" by Edward Chappell, 1991; 1978 Williamsburg Reunion Yearbook and a black and white print of Greenway, the home of John Tyler.
Glenna Shiflett's papers concerning the Twentieth-Century Gallery (This Century Gallery) of Williamsburg, her teaching career in public schools and tax and other documents for property on Richmond Road in Williamsburg, Virginia owned by her and her husband, Thomas Shiflett.
Letter from St George Tucker to Matthew Carey regarding the circulation of a printed letter written to Jedediah Morse "...vindicate the Inhabitants of this city from a most cruel and unprovoked attack...", about Carey's periodical "Guthrie's Grammar" and publication, "The American Museum." Dated July 31, 1795. The circulated letter to Rev. Jedediah Morse from a "Citizen of Williamsburg" (1795) is also included.
19.5 cm x 22.5 cm
Taylors' Guild Edict, 1707, from Hochenfels, Germany (near Amberg, Oberpfalz). Full heading in German reads: "Signatur : An das ehrsame Handwerk der Schneider zu Hochenfels" and it is signed "Oberpfälzi[sches] Pflegamt Hochenfels."The document lays out specific rules and regulations concerning the guild.
Also included is an incomplete transcript, provided by the seller, that has not been checked for accuracy.
Travel diary (8pp.), 1950, describing the car trip of three young men from Alabama to New York City. The description focuses on their stays in Washington, D.C. and New York City, but there is also some mentioning of the bad traffic during the trip and stops for food and some overnight stays along the way.
Two manuscripts and an accompanying letter describing an insurrection in Cuba during the Ten Years' War. The manuscripts give an account of how many insurgents were killed or wounded, name the towns that were ccupied by the insurgents, and give the status of supplies and ammunition. The accompanying letter, from James C. Burnham to Lanman & Kemp of New York, describes the status of the sugar trade in Cuba. Transcripts are included.
Writes that Lyon Miller has written to him, allowing Joseph Arthur to have his house, for he will "take good care" of it. Gossip about someone who died, and someone else who is ill from "a dangerous complaint"; he has no new business for Joseph.
Callipleele for sugar and 15 e.(ingots?) of pig iron being sent to Arthur, carried by a man named Egbert. The bill is being sent from the Catoctin Furnace in Frederick County, Maryland.
Alex I., telling Joseph Arthur, that he has Joseph's hat in his possession, but he is unwilling to risk sending it through the mail. He tells Arthur to contact someone he knows in Baltimore so that person can carry the hat back to him.
John is building a house for a Mr. Wierman at Stoney Creek and writes Joseph telling him of his progress inviting him to bring himself and his wife to John's house sometime that week to see John and his wife; he asks Joseph for a bar of blistered steel, steel with bumps on the outside from the heating process, to steel a pick bought in Pennsylvania. In the postscript, John tells Joseph that he expects to send up to 40 tons of pig iron to his furnace per week.
John writes to his brother about a case where a court is giving him the land of Samuel Leeper and he, in turn, is giving it to William Leeper. He also tells Joseph that he is not, at this time, going to go back to trial with Mr. Ege, of the letter of 10 November, 1809.
He says that he cannot come with William Leeper at this time to see Joseph, but that he will come as early as possible in June, for he has to be back home by the beginning of July. He has been to Catoctin since Joseph has, but there is nothing to report from there, and he told this to Mr. Blackford as well. He spends the rest of the letter telling Joseph how a certain lady, Miss G., and her family will not be visiting him up in Catoctin.