Box Small Collections Box 75
Contains 29 Results:
Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, New Hampshire to "my dear Uncle" Daniel Cady Esq., Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, 1839 October 10
Received DC's letter; hopes DC will be able to commerce proceedings in the Case of the Deleware Lot (?). Hopes a speedy settlement with the representatives of R.M. Campbell and John E. Smith; business is poor and Gerrit Smith has not had a paying customer in 8 days.
Henry Grew, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "to the Friends of Righteousness and humanity to convene at West Chester on the 25th inst.", 1861 October 23
James Miller McKim, Pennsylvania a Freedmen's Relief Association, No. 424 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to "my dear May", 1865 March
Relates establishment of the American Freedman Aid Commission; Judge Berd is president and Wendall Phillips lawson is acting Secretary, a "grand" Anniversary will be marked by addresses by Phillip Brooks, Henry Ward Beecher, General Saxton and (?) Andrew; requests advice on choosing an editor.
Thanks William Lloyd Garrison for his memorial card; expresses sympathy for the loss of his wife; hopes that he is recovering from his illness because his services to the country are still needed; Southern Rebels are finding cause with power hungry Northern partisans.
Elizabeth L. Miler, 7 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York to "my dear friend" William Lloyd Garrison, 1876 February 20
Mary S. Stetson for her father, Brooklyn County, New York, to "Dear Friend" William Lloyd Garrison, 1876 May 11
Mr. Phillips and the Wallcots have passed away and Parker Pillsbury feels that there is nothing left that is dear to him; William Lloyd Garrison is hospitable; one thousand of his books have sold and he still has one thousand left that he cannot sell; he is in relatively good health. Stationery is an advertisement for Parker Pillsbury's book, Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles.
Contains a letter from Archibald McClean to Charles S. Morgan regarding the 1830 Virginia Convention in Richmond, Virginia. In the letter, McClean talked about giving more representation in Virginia to the majority of residents instead of an oligarchy of the elite class. He ended his letter referring to Andrew Jackson, president of the United States, as a "plain, unostentatious republican in manners and quite accessible. But I could not receive the impression that he is a great man."
This collection consists of an agreement between F. P. Blair and Charles Mason over whether or not Martin Van Buren and Richard Johnson, the 1835 Democratic National Convention ticket, would succeed in Virginia. In the agreement, Blair wagered one hundred dollars with Mason that the ticket of Van Buren and Johnson would not succeed in Virginia.
Four letters written by German soldiers to their families, discussing mostly private matters. The soldiers were stationed on army bases in Germany. All of the letters are written in German and three are in Suetterlin script.
This collectoin consists of a bill of sale for the grist milll owned by R.B. Richardson to A.B. Cranstone for 365 dollars and 30 cents. The mill contained approximately 75 acres of land and timber in James City County, Virginia. A transcription of the bill of sale is also included.
Letter, 1862 February 26, between Robert H. Crist, a private in the 21st Indiana Volunteers, to his father, P.M. Crist, during the American Civil War. Crist writes about camp life around Fort Monroe, Virginia, soldiers sleeping in stables, being able to see rebels across the river and observing there are no towns there except camps.
Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".
This collection contains a single letter, written immediately after the announcement of the surrender of Germany by a mother in Connecticut to her son, Private First Class Carl Holmberg, who had been wounded. The letter discusses the arrival of V-E Day, the continuing fighting in the Pacific, and advice to not continue serving.
This collection consists of a medical account book written by Dawson Warren, M.D. (????-1850), who practiced medicine at Surry County, VA. This account book spans the period of 1844 to 1849 and contains information on patient visits (including slaves), charges for services rendered, payments made, and bonds payable to Dr. Warren.
Topics include life in Williamsburg, Virginia, the engagements of local men including professor Edwin Taliaferro to Bland Tucker, the Williamsburg Female Academy, and the loss of George T. Wilmer as rector of Bruton Parish Church.
Photographs of the July 18,1921 attack on the cruiser Frankfurt. (3 items).
Photographs of the July 20-21,1921 attack on the battleship Ostfriesland (4 items).
Photographs of the September 23-26,1921 attack on the decommisioned U.S.S. Alabama (6 items).