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Box Small Collections Box 56

 Container

Contains 17 Collections and/or Records:

Midwifery Record Book, 1876-1887

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Consists of one autograph album used by Ann M. Lawton, a midwife from South Middleboro, Massachusetts, to record the names of the babies she helped deliver. Each entry includes the baby's name, parent's names, date of birth, the weight of the baby, the doctor's name, and the place where they were born. Most of the babies were delivered in either Massachusetts or Rhode Island. On the opposite side of the first twelve entries, there are two lines to the poem "Baby" by George Macdonald.

Notebooks, circa 1873-1875

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of two journals kept by the Reverend James H. Wright of Lexington, Kentucky. The journals are of a religious nature containing notes and ideas for sermons, as well as Bible verses and their meaning.

Papers, 1871 and undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from an unknown female to an unknown person about "Grandpap helping Polly Parnell to move into a new house," anticipating a visit every friday night, school out in March, weddings, new dress and hurt arm. March 1, 1871. Includes 5 envelopes addressed to either Mary Jane or Sallie Chisholm in German Settlement, Preston County, Virginia and sent from Waterford, Pennsylvania, Grafton, Virginia or Topeka, Kansas.  No dates on the envelopes.

Military Order, 1781 April 6

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Broadside order written in Williamsburg by Brigadier General George Weedon on 6 April 1781, ordering Moss Armistead and John Slaughter to Portsmouth, Virginia to apply to the commanding officer of the British Army for exchange of prisoners and liberation of slaves.

Letter, 1776 July 26

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from A. Little, Hanover (Va.?) to an unknown person about the number of prisoners he saw on the way to Frederick [Md.?], the exchange of officers, and the prediction by Major [?] Hughes that the fate of New York will soon be decided and General [William] Howe will be in possession of the city.  July 26, 1776.  Incomplete.

Letter, 1823 Feb. 27

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from a secretary of the Foreign Office [England]  to [?} Toplis saying that George Canning, Foreign Secretary, has received his letter of the 22nd and will "look over the document which accompanied it as soon as a translation of it has been prepared."    February 27, 1823.

Papers, 1951

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Collection consists of two letters both of which concern the use of true events in fictional writing. The first, 2 February 1951, is from James Branch Cabell to [?] Cope; and the second, 27 October 1951, is from Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews to Mrs. [Reginald ?] Kenney.

Papers, 1804, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter, 14 September 1804, of John Page to [Bishop James?] Madison. Congratulates the recipient for the "happy state of affairs"under his administration.

What muse can dictate or what works express.  A handwritten poem  by John Page.  Undated.

Copy of letter written to "Gentlemen" which concerns military commissions for Thomas Tavener and John Badgley.

Collection, 1827-2003

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Diary of Henrietta S. Fitzhugh of a trip. Includes letters concerning the diary, the Washington, Fitzhugh and Meade Families genealogy, news clippings concerning Washington land, Washington royal blood and family obituaries, pencil drawing of a Washington silhouette, letter with Fitzhugh/Meade genealogy information, Colonial Dames invitation to unveiling of tablet in memory of George Washington at Ravenswood, West Virginia (1932), and correspondence with Mrs. Archie Q. Brockenbrough of New...

Letter, 1778 July 25

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 56, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from Richard Henry Lee, Philadelphia, PA to John Page, Williamsburg about the arrival of a French squadron, plans to defeat the English navy, the French minister's audience before Congress, a court-martial and anticipated news from Spain that she "has acceeded [sic] to our alliance and acknowledged our independence."  July 25, 1778.