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Box Small Collections Box 109

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Memento and Sketch

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
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A Book, The Salmody: Selection of Hymns, published in 1853, with velvet ribbons attached so that only one page can be opened, a page referring to death. A loose small sketch of a young, bearded, unidentified soldier is tucked in the robbon open to that page.

Dates: 1850-1870

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Four page letter addressed to her brother from Evangasimba on the island of Corisco off the coast of Africa. She describes her journey and extended length to sail from Boston to Africa because of the lack of winds and favorable conditions for the vessel. Despite that and a quick, but destructive tornado, the journey across the Atlantic, according to Latta, was a very pleasant one. Upon her arrival in Corisco Latta presented with a few welts or sores on the back of her hand. She thought...
Dates: 1860 November 29

Claim

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
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Ledger sheet from a blacksmith, Robert North Cainan of Baltimore County who presented charges for services he rendered to the estate of Jacob Knight, now deceased. Among the multitude of services listed is one which charges the Knight estate for "taking a collar of a negro" of the 23rd of September in 1797.

Dates: 1797

Affidavit

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two page filing with the City of Petersburg regarding the residence, wealth, and suspicious death of Green's sister, Fillis Turner, a free African American who resided with Phil Seward. Within the Affidavit, Green accounts the tumultuous relationship between his sister and her companion, the money she had on hand before her death, and the sudden and suspicious nature of her death. In his affidavit, Green requests a full inquiry of the courts into these matters on behalf of himself and his...
Dates: 1863 August 01

Photograph Album

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

46 page photograph album containing 132 black and white photographs and seven cyanotypes mounted on black construction paper. Some names are captioned within this album. The photographs depict friends posing with various props and in multiple poses indicated that perhaps, Ada Boyle was herself the photographer. The photographs also feature many women posing in a jovial manner as well as men playing ice hockey on a frozen pond.

Dates: circa 1905

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 14 letters and 2 postcards addressed to mother and other various family members. The first few letters are from a base in the United States. Subsequent letters are from Toulouse University in France where Fitzgerald is enrolled, his aspiration to become versed enough in the language to use it in French Commercial Law and French Banking Law. Fitzgerald writes little of his movements and other topics excepting his overwhelming desire to get back home, especially once peace is signed and the...
Dates: 1918-1919

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 14 letters and 2 postcards addressed to mother and other various family members. The first few letters are from a base in the United States. Subsequent letters are from Toulouse University in France where Fitzgerald is enrolled, his aspiration to become versed enough in the language to use it in French Commercial Law and French Banking Law. Fitzgerald writes little of his movements and other topics excepting his overwhelming desire to get back home, especially once peace is signed and the...
Dates: 1918-1919

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 14 letters and 2 postcards addressed to mother and other various family members. The first few letters are from a base in the United States. Subsequent letters are from Toulouse University in France where Fitzgerald is enrolled, his aspiration to become versed enough in the language to use it in French Commercial Law and French Banking Law. Fitzgerald writes little of his movements and other topics excepting his overwhelming desire to get back home, especially once peace is signed and the...
Dates: 1918-1919

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 22 letters addressed to family members of Leavenworth, Kansas from a Methodist mission in India. Most of the area in India where Blackmar was located was in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, including Moradabad and Lucknow. Blackmar was serving as a missionary during the great famine of India from 1876-1878 and comments on the conditions of the region in great detail in her letters. In one letter she states, "All the Spring crops have failed, and unless there be rain within a few days,...
Dates: 1873-1882

Letters

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 22 letters addressed to family members of Leavenworth, Kansas from a Methodist mission in India. Most of the area in India where Blackmar was located was in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, including Moradabad and Lucknow. Blackmar was serving as a missionary during the great famine of India from 1876-1878 and comments on the conditions of the region in great detail in her letters. In one letter she states, "All the Spring crops have failed, and unless there be rain within a few days,...
Dates: 1873-1882

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
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Four page letter addressed to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, PA. In the letter, King introduces himself and explains how he heard of Coates while studying at college in Liberia. Knowing Coates' sentiment toward the African race and his support of colonization of Liberia, King asks Coates for funding to build a sugar mill in Harrisburg along the St. Paul's River near the capital of Monrovia in Liberia.

Dates: 1878-05-01

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
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One page letter addressed to James H. Sheldon in Portland, OR. Kendall was a Second Lieutenant in the Army and his letter reports that he was wounded in the back of the head by a bullet that struck his upper vertebrae. His letter is from Spasskoe, Siberia and given the date, it is inferred that he is writing after engaging in the Battle of Romanova against the anti-Bolshevik revolt of the area. This Army regiment was in the area during the Allied Intervention after World War I.

Dates: 1919 June 30

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 14 page letter written to his father in Washington, DC from a missionary trip in Garmu, Liberia. In his letter, Martin gives great detail of the weather, jungle conditions, and the farming practices of the natives. He informs his father, also, of traditions and cultural practices of the natives, like their worshiping of the cottonwood tree, referred to as the "tree of worship" and musical practices to welcome the full moon. Martin retells of an arduous journey through the bush that came...
Dates: 1915 October 31

Journal

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 61 pages of entries in a bound leather journal of a young American women who traveled to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, and England in 1900. She is accompanied by a friend, Sally Smith, Mrs. Reynolds, and a woman named Georgia. Her trip begins in Venice where she is courted by many Italian soldiers, partakes in gondola rides, and enjoys the sights. She then travels to Verona while on her way to Innsbruck, Austria. She also visits Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. Once she get to...
Dates: 1900 May- July

Matsuura Saburo Letter

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01574
Scope and Contents One-page letter written in Japanese on a pre-printed "Internee of War" airmail letter sheet. The following descriptive summary is based on an English language translation that was included with the letter: Matsuura Saburo was a Japanese-Peruvian businessman who, along with his family, was expelled from Peru during World War II, because the Peruvian government deemed a national security risk. In the U.S., the Matsuura family was relocated to the Crystal City Interment Camp in Crystal City,...
Dates: 1943 December 22

442nd Regimental Combat Team Photograph Album

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 109, Folder: 1
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18 black-and-white photographs, 8 pages, featuring soldiers from a Japanese-American, segregated regiment. Most of the photographs show the soldiers posing, working, and relaxing at camp, likely Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Three photos are accompanied by captions.

Dates: 1942-1944