Box BW 21
Contains 6 Collections and/or Records:
T. L. Jones farm journal
The T. L. Jones farm journal (1854-1861; 0.05 cubic feet) documents Jones's work operating Pear Point Farm. Topics of the journal's daily entries include weather, expenses, and farm and family events. The journal also includes statistics on "meal used" and baptismal records for Jones's children.
Theodosia Garrow manuscript
The Theodosia Garrow manuscript ( 1840s; 0.03 cubic feet) documents Garrow's poem titled "The Doom of Cheynholme". The manuscript consists of 24 pages: 6 gatherings of 4 pages each, tipped to stubs of paper.
J. Battle letter to Samuel Battle
The J. Battle letter to Samuel Battle (circa 1797; 0.03 cubic feet) documents one piece of the titular relatives' correspondence. The letter is marked "Care of Thomas Maule"; Maule may have been the same Maule that owned a soap and candle factory in late-18th century Virginia. Little information circulates online about either of the Battles, but the contents of the letter should be legible to those accustomed to reading 18th-century cursive.
Alexander Read Virginia land office military warrant
The Alexander Read Virginia land office military warrant (1784; 0.03 cubic feet) documents one Revolutionary War veteran's receipt of land for his service. This warrant number 2899 grants 466 and 2/3 acres of land to Alexander Read, with hand-written details of the transaction on the verso.
Stella Pratt scrapbook
The Stella Pratt scrapbook (1883-1894; 0.4 cubic feet) contains correspondence, clippings, printed material, invitations, sketches, flowers, ribbons, photos, and a sketch of Stella herself. Pratt is from Longwood, Massachusetts, a neighborhood within Brookline.
E.W. Smith photograph album
The E.W. Smith photograph album (1917-1921; 0.2 cubic foot) documents Smith's service in Battery A of the United States Army's 148th Field Artillery at the end of World War I. The bulk of the photographs document Smith's travels in Germany in 1918 and 1919, with other subjects ranging from training at Camp Mills, New Jersey and Camp Merritt, New York to postwar family vacations.