Box Small Collections Box 115
Contains 34 Results:
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.
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.