Letter, 3 December 1946, from Anna Koch, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, to her son Erich Koch, a prisoner of war (ISN31G, 130194 MI). Anna believed Erich to be kept in Camp Patrick Henry in Newport News. At the time of the letter she had not heard from her son since August 1944.
She mentions that Erich was promoted to train inspector during his absence, is relieved that he was never a member of a political party and gives him news on relatives.
Included are 10 memorial or death cards for fallen soldiers of Nazi Germany's troops. The cards differ slightly in layout, but all contain a portrait style image of the soldier, his military rank, birth and death date, and where and how the death occured. Some give more detail than others. On the verso are either prayers or religious images.
This collection contains a student ID card, a button from Family Weekend, as well as E. Strother Murray's personal papers. The papers include notebooks from courses in History, English, Anthropology, and German. The collection also contains orientation materials and a program from "EC 1992 and Beyond," a Public Policy conference at William and Mary in September of 1992. T-shirts that belonged to Murray are part of the University Archives Artifact Collection.
Papers, 1868-1942, of the King and Orndorff families of Van Buren Furnace, Shenandoah County, Va. The collection includes papers, 1891-1942, of Early Orndorff, documents in German of a maternal ancestor, Emily Wilde, who came to America in 1877 and letters, 1882-1890, written to Frank King and his wife from G. H. Rochling and Ferd Lipfert, Annaberg, Germany.
Scrapbook, 1872-1877, of newspaper clippings, notes, and correspondence addressed to John Ott of the Southern Fertilizer Company, Richmond, Virginia. The volume includes a letter in German from Dr. Ernst Engel.
All material in the Jean Prendergast collection relates to the pug dog breed. Items include figurines, soft sculptures, chocolate molds, and a Meerschaum cigarette holder. Images of some of the artifacts are available via flickr.
Prints and engravings removed from 18th century but mostly 19th century books or periodicals. Most prints cannot be matched with the book from which it came or the date. The location of the subject matter of each print or engraving is the primary criterion used in the organization of the collection.
Real estate partner agreement between a German entity and several other people including James Swan of Boston, Massachusetts. Heading on document, "Gesellschafts Vertrag" which translates to "Social Contract," a partnership agreement. Relates to the sale or purchase of nearly 2 million acres of land in Virginia and Kentucky, as well as additional land near Boston, Massachusetts. Includes 4 wax seals. Written in German. 7 pages.
Ledger, 1822-1848, of Adam Rinica and George Rinica, Marksville, Page County, Va.
Journal, 122 pages, of Johann C. Roehlcke, a farmer, containing a variety of information, such as how to plant and care for trees, recipes, dates of birth of his children, etc. Written in German script.
Taylors' Guild Edict, 1707, from Hochenfels, Germany (near Amberg, Oberpfalz). Full heading in German reads: "Signatur : An das ehrsame Handwerk der Schneider zu Hochenfels" and it is signed "Oberpfälzi[sches] Pflegamt Hochenfels."The document lays out specific rules and regulations concerning the guild.
Also included is an incomplete transcript, provided by the seller, that has not been checked for accuracy.
Notes, 1846-1847, made by Heinrich Uebernasser of Laer and Osnabruck, [Germany] concerning religion.
Papers, circa 1830s-1950s, of the Wissler, Mayer, and Erb families of Grottoes and Columbia Furnace, Virginia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Included are photographs, an autograph album, a manuscript cookbook, receipts, two ledgers, a Bible and hymn book, a Wissler family record for the descendants of William Franklin Wissler and Elizabeth Mayer (m. 1890), and correspondence.
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