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Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Owen Tyler calligraphic manuscript and Fenno family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16694
Content Description Memorial of Captain John Fenno Mansfield (1788-1812) in this Eulogium in calligraphy by Benjamin Owen Tyler. At Westpoint Tyler designed and accomplished this memorial dated November 20, 1816.Calligraphically and stylistically, the broadside bears all of the hallmarks of Tyler's penmanship and design such as floating cherubic heads. The Eulogium's most telling couplet states: "Science and Taste, united, would have shed/ A living luster round his honored head."Mansfield commanded the...
Dates: 1770, 1816

Benjamin Owen Tyler calligraphic manuscript and Fenno family papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2019-0044