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Box Small Collections Box 106

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Contains 50 Collections and/or Records:

Walter P. Snow Poetry Book

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Identifier: id307421
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of a hand-written volume of poetry kept by Captain Walter P. Snow. Most of the entries are from Snow Hill and Baltimore, Maryland, New Orleans, Nantucket Island, and Tortugas. Some of the subjects described in the entries include love, everyday life, battles, and life on the sea. Also included are loose news clippings from the poetry volume.

Enclosures to Walter P. Snow Poetry Book

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 2
Identifier: id307423
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of a hand-written volume of poetry kept by Captain Walter P. Snow. Most of the entries are from Snow Hill and Baltimore, Maryland, New Orleans, Nantucket Island, and Tortugas. Some of the subjects described in the entries include love, everyday life, battles, and life on the sea. Also included are loose news clippings from the poetry volume.

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: One page letter informing Captain Buford the the pension claim for Major Quick that Watts had presented to the executive session of Virginia was rejected because Quick had already accepted a large tract of land for his services in the Revolutionary War.

Receipt

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: War receipt indicating that Peter Barnard, a Captian in the Army Infantry of the VIrginia Continental Army had received a certificate, delivered via John Lyons, which indicated that their accounts were settled and that Virginia would pay the remaining balance of any pay owed. For Barnard that amount was 301 Pounds, 11 Shillings, 9 Pence. The receipt is signed by Joseph Jackson of the Auditor's Office April 1, 1835.

Campaign Tickets

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 14 various political campaign ticket advertisements for candidates for President of the United States. They include the bid for President by John C. Fremont, Stephen A Douglas, James Buchanan, Ulyses S. Grant, and Hugh Lawson White Tickets in this collection also include those for State office and the Supreme Court.

Report and Manifest

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: List detailing the cargo on board the General Pickney bound for Delaware. This manifest was created at the Customs House of the Port of Alexandria, Va. Cargo includes soap, tobacco, candles, herring, flour, and wine.

Papers, 1835-1881

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of 5 items.The first is a printed circular from Rogers and addressed to Colonel Tompkins of Matthews Co. and dated May 13, 1835. It was printed while Rogers was a faculty member at William & Mary. The circular asks for help regarding his "Geological Reconnoissance," procuring specimens and answering a list of questions provided.The second letter is addressed to C. J. Richards of Richmond, though a Mr. Walker is also an intended recipient,...

Collection, 1866, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of three items.

The first item is a silhouette of Early.

The second item is a half-tone and mezzotint engraving of Early with facsimile autograph. He dressed in military uniform.

The third item is a letter written by Early to his daughter, Ruth Hairston Early, on September 23, 1866. He discusses her education, specifically music, and discusses other subjects.

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Four page letter addressed to Cousin Sarah from Richmond, Va. Watson describes the abundance of food and goes into great detail of the description of their cook. His choice of words are a gross exaggeration of her appearance and quite offensive. He also mentions attending an auction selling enslaved individuals. He writes that all of the ladies for sale were dressed quite elegantly and fetched a large sum. In his closing comments he mentions that he feels well suited to the area like it...

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letters to his mother and father about family, health, and politics. He mentions being in law school, his father's upcoming dental procedures and dentures, state politics and the upcoming election, a widow taking in boarders, and the Hell Gate explosion in New York.