Box Small Collections Box 115
Contains 34 Results:
Letter to Harry Stacy from "Henry" concerning the planting of onion seeds, sugar beets, and corn. Discusses the rainy weather and how "it takes us a year to get familiar with climate." Mentions how he will be lucky to "break even" financially. Stacy also shares local news, his mistrust of an individual, and his "leave clearance" presumably from the military.
Approximately seven letters addressed to Commander J.H. Burton, of Richmond, Virginia from United States Senator William B. Spong, Jr. of Virginia. Correspondence topics include acesses to veteran healthcare services and gun control legislation.
Letter from "Dwayne" to W. Dwight Barrell, dated "Sept. 31, 1858" [sic] from Norfolk, Virginia. Describes boat travel along the East Coast of the United States, along with street, weather and fruit crop conditions in Norfolk. Mentions large presence of "Negroes" and how few of them were free. Mentions that he will send a Norfolk paper. Postmarked envelope, addressed to Barrell in Turner, Maine, is included.
Three used ration books from World War II: 1 book issued 5 May 1942, from Mariscopa, Arizona, three stamps still attached; and 2 books issued on 7 August 1941, from Kennewick, Washington, several pages of stamps attached.
Baby Book for Terry Meyers, William & Mary Chancellor Professor of English, Emeritus. Includes photographs, announcements, milestones, vaccinations, measurements, reminiscences, loose newspaper clippings, and small brochure with quote from Algernon Charles Swinburne: "The World has no such flower in any land / And no such pearl in any gulf the sea / As any baby on any mother's knee."
Two images of the Wren Building on the campus of William & Mary. One is a etching, with Van Eiveldt written in lower right hand corner. The second image is a print cut from Henry Howe's 1844 book, Historical Collections of Virginia: containing a collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to its history and antiquities..., and it appears to have been painted with watercolor at some point.
Three receipts/invoices from the 19th century: an account from The Planters Bank of Savannah, Georgia with Baring Brothers and Co. of London, dated August-September, 1836; purchase order for a reclining chair by Jonathan Zeller from Charles H. White of Philadelphia, dated January 21, 1854; and an invoice from von Emil Roth, Verlags-Buch and Kunsthandlung of Giessen, Germany, dated February 17, 1897. Note: Accessioned as 2008.292 and reclassed as SC 01671 in 2019.
Two-page letter sending condolences regarding the loss of Captain Davis. The letter also addresses trade negotiations, as they pertain to sugar, and the attempt to ensure that their arrival into ports does not negatively impact the value of the various ship's goods.
A two-page letter from Petersburg, VA informing Maury of the inability to pull into the Harbor ar Norfolk due to the high winds and the desire to protect the cargo for the owners. Additionally, he gives reports on behalf of Captian Bliss of the cargo on board other vessels, chiefly cotton, tobacco, flour, and wheat.
One-page arrest warrant issued from the town of Salisbury in the county of Rowen in North Carolina.
Colonial Bill in the denomination of six dollars printed in Annapolis for the colony of Maryland. Anne Catharine Green was one of the first female printers of colonial monies.
Three-page letter addressed to his cousin in Greensboro, Alabama. Pasteur is a student at William and Mary on break and visiting family. He writes of his appreciation for having his cousin relay a message of courtship to a Miss Julia, despite the lukewarm response she wrote in return. He also lays out his plans as they pertain to his return to Williamsburg in preparation for the upcoming session.
Perforated but unfolded box that was meant to hold 10 Cuban cigarettes. The brand is "John" and features a well dressed dark skinned Cuban striking a match to light a cigarette held in his mouth.
Daguerreotype of the bust of Edmund Mitchell, an unmarried man who resided in Baltimore, Maryland and was the President of the Vigilant Fire Company. Mitchell was shot and killed the night of the election of John H.T. Jerome in October of 1850. Articles concerning his assassination are included with the photograph.
A typed copy of Beaumont's travel journal, including numberic accounting of trip cost
One page prose poem with several April Fools' Day romantic sayings, like "As sure as the grapes hangs on the vine, I'll be yours and you'll be mine." Signed "Mr. I Don't Know Who." It was written from Fiddlers Green, Virginia using a black ink fountain pen.
From Norfolk, Watkins writes to her sister in Indianapolis. She mentions an illness and how she is overwhelmed by her teaching duties in Norfolk. Watkins seeks charity from her friends and family as she is too ill to work.