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Box Small Collections Box 74

 Container

Contains 28 Collections and/or Records:

Papers, 1846-1894

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letters and poetry of the American sculptor, essayist, and poet, William Wetmore Story. Includes an 1846 poem entitled, "Plea for Peace,"; an 1851 reply to a request for an autograph of his father, Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845); and an 1894 letter giving his opinion on a book and enclosing the clipping of his poem, "In the Rain."

D.H. Hill, Taylorsville, Virginia, 1863 September 22

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1, item: 1
Identifier: id211091
Scope and Contents D. H. Hill at Taylorsville, Virginia to "Dear Miss" Fond letter of his affection for her.

D.H. Hill, Brandy Station, Virginia, 1863 October 28

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1, item: 2
Identifier: id211092
Scope and Contents D.H. Hill at Brandy Station, Virginia to Nancy C[aroline?] Nance. Detailed report of his latest battle at Bristo[e] Station, and the disproportionate amount of "Yankees" to Rebel troops; gives wounded and killed statistics, including that of a friend, Fred Yeates; wishes he could attend "some of them nice quiltings". Includes typescript.

Papers, 1796, 1804

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Appointment, 15 February 1796, of Francis T. Brooke to major of a battalion of cavalry annexed to the second division of the Virgina militia (signed by Robert Brooke); and appointment, 14 January 1804, of Brooke as judge of the General Court of Virginia.

2 items.

Papers, 1937-1939

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Three letters, 1937-1939, of Louis M. Eilshemius, American painter, to Michael Engle and to [?] Boyer, discussing personal affairs.

3 items.

Papers, 1857-1858

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Identifier: id4398
Scope and Contents 22 June 1857. Authorization signed by Pres. James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.], directing the Acting Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to an envelope containing a letter to Queen Victoria, answering her recent announcement of the death of the Duchess of Gloucester. 1 p. 3 Feb. [18]58. James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.], to Col. Selden, n.p. In compliance with his request, has procured desired material, and is returning it. 1 p.

Papers, 1925-1934

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letters, 1925-1934, to and from James Branch Cabell of "Dumbarton Grange," Dumbarton, Va. and Richmond, Va. and while at "Cayford Cottage," Mountain Lake, Va. Correspondents include Sydney S. Alberts (concerning Beyond Life and The White Robe), R. H. Barlow (concerning Special Delivery, Smirt, and the gift of two pewter animals), [?] Hills (concerning the negative effect of newspaper experience on writing), Allen Lucy (concerning the production by the Palo Alto Community Players of The Jewel...

Collection, 1775-1780

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Item 1: Connecticut note for five shillings issued by the colony of Connecticut and signed by J[abez] Hamlin, June 19, 1776 Printed by Timo[thy] Green. Serial no. 4,300. 2 pp. Document signed. Item 2: Delaware note for ten shillings issued by the counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex, upon Delaware and signed by J[oh]n McKinly, Tho[ma]s Collins, and B[oaz] Manlove, January 1, 1776 Printed by James Adams. Serial no. 87,572. 2 pp. Document signed. Item 3: Georgia note for one quarter of a...

Papers, 1856, 1871

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Identifier: id4408
Scope and Contents 13 Sept. 1856. T[homas] Buchanan Read/ Liverpool/ [Eng.], to Mrs. [?] Gray. Tells of voyage to England taking 2(d days, and the discovery of a major leak, "one inch per minute I" from the ship on the second day; constant pumping kept the ship afloat; wrote two poems while on board, which he hopes will be good enough to be published; comments on the upcoming presidential election in the United States, stating that everyone in England is "in favor of Freedom which means of course [John Charles]...

Papers, 1853-1861

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 74, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Papers, 1853-1861, of John Sizer of King William County, Va. Includes manuscript volumes of notes taken while traveling to and at the World's Fair of 1853 in New York, N. Y.; will (copy), 1860; and account, 1861, of the sale of goods from his estates. Typescript of World's Fair notes available in library.