Circular letters, 1829, concerning subscriptions to publications of the Declaration of Independence in French and English to be published by Anderson, Sons & Co., Washington, D. C.; list of subscribers in Richmond, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, Va.; and a poem, "Archbishop Sharpe of York and the Highwayman" [concerning John Sharp.]
Pike's Arithmetic, 1856-1858, [either Nicholas Pike's A New and Complete System of Arithmetic or Stephen Pike's The Teacher's Assistant] copied by William J. Babb, Hardy County, Va. [W. Va.]. The volume also includes verse.
The collection includes material, such as correspondence, poetry, photographs, and miscellaneous item relating to Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and his parents, John Randolph Tucker and Fanny Crump Tucker. Topics covered include religion, education, the legal and medical professions, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction.
This collection contains information about the College of William and Mary from the Eighteenth Century to the present. Included in the collection are faculty lecture notes from a variety of classes, scrapbooks, research notes, correspondence, textbooks used at the College of William and Mary, minute and account books, poetry books, student notebooks, a literary manual, and various other miscellaneous bound volumes.
Commonplace book, 1834-1846 of Emma Bull (b. 1812). Contains poems, some of which are possibly her own, and prayers. Toward the end of the book she entered birth dates for herself, her husband Charles B. Conner and their children, as well as her marriage date.
Commonplace book, 1802, of an unidentified child.
Poem by P[hilip] P[endleton] entitled "To my Daughter Lilly." 3 pp.
The Ephemera Collection contains material primarily acquired for teaching. It includes material in various formats, most of which have been previously published. The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason, the indicated date range is approximate at this point.
The Gamaliel Lyman Dwight and Sarah Helen Whitman Papers contains three letters written by Gamaliel Lyman Dwight to Sarah Helen Whitman during the Civil War (1861-1865). In his first letter to Whitman, Dwight mentions a man who knew Edgar Allen Poe, a former romantic interest of Whitman. The remainder of the correspondence includes Dwight's impressions of Camp Winfield Scott, a tent encampment near Yorktown that served as the headquarters of Union general George B. McClellanand.
Execution book, 1854, of an officer of the court [sheriff or justice of the peace ?]. The judgements concern people in Henrico and Goochland counties, Va. and involve money. The book was later used for poetry, 1889.
Scrapbook, ca. 1851-1870, of Maryann R. Goodwyn, Sappony, Va. which contains notes on geography and verse, newspaper clippings and a few cartoons relating to the American Civil War.
Diary, 1866 January 1-November 30, of [A. E. C. Hughes ?] of Richmond, Virginiaa. which describes visiting, weather, clothing, and a New Years Day Celebration. The volume also includes poetry, and other writings which were copied from other sources.
Memorandum book, ca. 1850-1863, which may have been kept in Virginia by several different individuals including [Isabella Stuart Waller, George Mercer, and Mary Morris ?]. The volume contains some diary pages, resolutions for good housekeeeping, recipes, verse, and household inventories.
Scrapbook, ca. 1863-1875, of Kattie W. Law, Hillsboro, N. C. which contains newspaper clippings of poetry and prints pasted into Monteith's Comprehensive Geography.
Diary, 1833, of Mary Silbee. Contains aphorisms, poems, and other entries that typically address topics such as religion, love, and relationships. The journal entries are undated and fill the entire volume.
Letter, 14 September 1804, of John Page to [Bishop James?] Madison. Congratulates the recipient for the "happy state of affairs"under his administration.
What muse can dictate or what works express. A handwritten poem by John Page. Undated.
Copy of letter written to "Gentlemen" which concerns military commissions for Thomas Tavener and John Badgley.
Diary, 1822-1834, of Peachy Ridgeway Grattan, Harrisonburg, Virginia.] which includes poetry and religious writings.
Book, 1896, of manuscript poems, written by [?] Piggott, of Winchester, Virginiaa. with the inscription, "For Clara E. Piggott written by her mother," which includes a table of contents and newspaper clippings.
Commonplace book, 1869-1872, of [one of the daughters of James E. Saunders of "Rocky Hill," near Courtland, Ala. ?] which includes lists of books read, poetry, and recipes.