Letters received by Murphy, a temperance reformer in Pittsburgh, Pa., inviting him to speak and to organize campaigns of "gospel temperance" in Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Includes an "Outline of Program for Conduct of Francis Murphy's Gospel Temperance Meetings."
Business, military and legal papers, chiefly 1774-1822, of Richard Billups of Mathews and Gloucester Counties, Virginia. Papers include accounts, land records, and correspondence and some concern shipbuilding. Includes minutes, 1842, of a temperance meeting and Methodist church records.
Minutes, financial ledgers, correspondence, printed material, and religious ephemera, 1882-1960, relating to a chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, from the home of Grace Shipley Collins.