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Drawings of Thomas Bewick

Identifier: SC 01582
Scope and Contents Pencil drawing of Thomas Bewick, "Drawn on the block by Wm. Nicholson, Chas Nesbit sc." Signed by Bewick and circa 1820. Also, three original portraits of Thomas Bewick, two are wash drawings from life on one sheet by Charlton Nesbit and T.A. Kidd. A separate sheet shows an additional Kidd drawing done from a painting by Miss Kirkly. The Newsbit drawing is signed by Bewick, also circa 1820.

Harriet Tubman Stamp Kit

Identifier: MS 00320
Scope and Contents A rubber stamp engraved with the name and portrait of Harriet Tubman. Accompanying the stamp is a black felt ink pad and a small bottle (1/3 ounces or 100 cubic centimeters) of black rubber stamp ink. A metal wire is attached to the stamp's white handle, allowing the user to secure the stamp to a permanent station if desired. This stamp was designed and distributed by Dano Wall, Deputy Director of Manufacturing for Adafruit, an open-source hardware company. Wall's inspiration for...

George P. A. Healy Letter

Identifier: SC 00526
Scope and Contents Letter from George P.A. Healy, Chicago, to an unknown female where he mentions her Mother's loss of eyesight, says he met her half-brother "when painting the portrait of the present Archbishop of New York" and asks her to tell her Mother "is now paid three hundred dollars in gold for a 25"x35."  He'll be intact when he is able to paint a previously discussed portrait.  January 12, 1868.

John Marshall Engraving Print

Identifier: SC 01397
Content Description Print copy of the bust of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1801.

Eastman Johnson Letter to John Elderkin

Identifier: SC 00534
Scope and Contents Eastman Johnson apologizes to [John] Elderkin for the gentleman who had not seen the Harper portrait after today's work on it," reporting that it is now finished and inviting Elderkin to call again.

Richard G. Joynt Collection of British Manuscripts

Identifier: MS 00032
Scope and Contents Richard G. Joynt's collection of British manuscripts, from the 15th to the 20th century, of 88 letters and documents, 41 cut signatures, and many book engravings.  The authors and signatures include kings, queens, prime ministers, nobles, military officers, authors, and other dignitaries. Personal matters, military orders and letters, religion, treaties, politics, intrique, and much more are covered in these letters, often interwoven with current events.

James Monroe Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 M75
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, 1783-1831, of James Monroe written from Richmond, Virginia while governor; from Paris while minister to France; from London while minister to Great Britain; from Washington, D. C. while Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and President; and from Loudoun County, Virginia after serving as President. Also included is a penciled sketch of Monroe by John Vanderlyn. Subjects covered in the collection include diplomatic service, education (advice to his nephew),...

Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group C

Identifier: 01/Mss. 98 M99 Group C
Scope and Contents The collection, 1833-1897, mostly consists of letters written to and by James Duncan Graham. Many are to and from his children (William Montrose Graham, Salvadora Graham, James Duncan Graham, Margaret C. Graham and Richard Worsham Meade Graham) and concern their education, health and his concern that they accommodate themselves to the social customs of the time. Two of his sons attended the United States Naval Academy (one also attended Racine College). The other attended the United States...

Print Collection

Identifier: MS 00016
Scope and Contents 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.

Scrapbook, III

Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc9
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, ca. 1830-1872, kept by an unidentified person which contains newspaper clippings (1830 and 1872) concerning [Robert Matthew] Sully's portrait of Pocahontas, genealogy of the Randolph family, information on Dr. Thomas Robinson and copies of letters written by John Randolph of Roanoke.