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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box BW 27

 Container

Contains 52 Collections and/or Records:

Hidden book titles game

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16457

Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company receipts

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16487
Content Description This collection contains thirty-two receipts for agricultural goods shipped by John Dickinson from Liberty Depot, Virginia.
Dates: 1859 - 1863

Anonymous handmade book

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16491
Content Description This collection contains one original typed humerous in a handmade book. The book is bound with a faded silk tie at the spine, and made up of clippings, magazine pages, typed pages, and illustrations. A humorous epistolary story, it is told by a soldier stationed at Camp Lee outside Petersburg, Va., who falls in love with the voice of a woman who sells him a book over the phone from the longtime local booksellers T. S. Beckwith & Co.
Dates: c. 1919

Marcellus Mckennie letter

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16496
Content Description This is an autographed letter signed from M. McKennie at the University of Virginia to "Gen. T.W. Dillard" on 30 May 1859. This is likely Dr. Marcellus McKennie (1824-1890) to General Terisha Washington Dillard (1817-1863). In the letter, McKennie urges Dillard to not assemble his regiments at Charlottesville next year. McKennie fears that the young men will be greatly excited by the great number of places selling alcohol with and without licenses in Charlottesville, and that they will...
Dates: 1859-05-30

Hugh McCulloch poem

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16468
Content Description This collection contains a draft of Hugh McCulloch's poem "Sonnet." It is a single letter-sized sheet of laid paper of watermarked Alex Firie & Sons, Stonewood and written on one side only. It contains one major change in the first line and a lesser change in the penultimate line.

The poem was originally published in The Chap-Book, Vol. 2, May 1, 1895 p.467.
Dates: 1895

Writing slate collection

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16484
Content Description This collection contains materials that document the evolution of the writing slate from stone book slate to native slate blackboards. This includes a slate book with 8 quartz paint pages with attached pencil holder,and another book with pencil holder and 6 quartz painted "slates". The cover of one is stamped in black and gold with a school scene and applied litho of two girls playing stick and ball. There is also a 1940 salesman kit with five loose photos of the National School Slate Co. They...
Dates: 1860 - 1940

Tasha Tudor letters

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS -16490
Content Description This collection contains five miniature illustrated letters from "Emma Birdwhistle," a doll and fictitious character created by children's author Tasha Tudor. These letters were sent to a Miss Annabelle Greinor of Richmond, Virginia. They appear to be responses to fan mail sent to Emma.
Dates: 1989

Edward Bellamy letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1885 August 27

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Edward Bellamy note to Benjamin Ticknor congratulating him on his new publishing firm of Ticknor and Company and to request payment for his work. He mentions his upcoming work of two stories (unnamed). The next book that Ticknor and Company publishes for him is "Looking Backward" (1888).
Dates: 1885 August 27

William Cullen Bryant letter to James T. Fields, 1862 December 4

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents William Cullen Bryant note to James T. Fields written on the stationery of The Evening Post, responding to Fields request for his poem, Bryant explains that he would not send the poem as a single item but only as part of a collection of his poems.
Dates: 1862 December 4

Edwin Lassetter Bynner letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor and a note to Caroline Ticknor, 1886 August 1, no year April 24

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Edwin Lassetter Bynner letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor on the stationery of the Bar Association of the City of Boston, 1886 August 1, asking about the terms of publishing what he felt was his best work, "Agnes Surriage" a historical novel about the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. It was published in 1887 by Ticknor with several editions as late as 1923 by Houghton Mifflin with the "Marblehead Edition."Also included is a note from Bynner to Caroline Ticknor sending her one...
Dates: 1886 August 1; no year April 24

Rose Terry Cooke letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1889 September 6

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Rose Terry Cooke letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1889 September, writes about her health and financial stress and wants to move to Boston if that would give her more work.
Dates: 1889 September 6

Alice Durand letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1886 February 9

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents The letter from Alice Durand to Benjamin Ticknor is signed under her pseudonym, "Henri Greville" 1886, February 9,about the success of her lecture tour on the East Coast and asks for more advertising. She also mentions copyright law and Richard Watson Gilder's work on it in New York.
Dates: 1886 February 9

Edward Everett note to George Ticknor, 1865 November 22

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Edward Everett note to George Ticknor 1864 November,about visiting him at his office with the [Report]. He writes that he is enclosing Alberi's interesting letter (not enclosed) and that he left two other copies of the volume at Ticknor's house yesterday.
Dates: 1865 November 22

Eugene Field letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 [May] 22

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Eugene Field letter to Benjamin Ticknor on 1887 [Mayhem] 22, with a small drawing of his self portrait and comparing it to Dante on the stationery. He writes about sending news clippings, engravings, self portrait, stories, and critical reviews. He mentions that he is sick of critics and imagines whether it would be better for posterity to leave his manuscript to be discovered later.
Dates: 1887 [May] 22

Mary Wilkins Freeman note to Caroline Ticknor, 1906 December 28

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Mary Wilkins Freeman note to Caroline Ticknor 1906, December 28,sending regrets to her invitation to the tribute of Julia Ward and Colonel Higginson because she is busy with work and suffering from an attack of rheutatism. She will send a telgram congratulating them.
Dates: 1906 December 28

Edmund Gosse letter to James R. Osgood, 1885 May 1

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Edmund Gosse letter to James R. Osgood on 1885 May 1 about a prospective book on his lectures ("From Shakspeare to Pope) and terms for publishing one edition with Osgood and one with the University of Cambridge.
Dates: 1885 May 1

Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 February 25

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1887 February 25 on The Constitution stationery about the publication of a short story, Free Joe and Other Georgia Sketches
Dates: 1887 February 25

Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin H. Ticknor and James R. Osgood and Company, [1883] April 23

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin Ticknor and James R. Osgood and Company on [1883] April 23, writing that Harris would only be willing to illustrate the particular part of the Uncle Remus that is confined to animal subbects and discussion of the price.
Dates: [1883] April 23

Bret Harte manuscript signed poem "Plain Language from Truthful James"

 File — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Parody on Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem "Atalanta in Calydon (1865). It was first published in the September, 1870 issue of the Overland Monthly.The connecton to Swinburne was quickly lost as the poem became known as "The Heathen Chinee" and was reprinted widely throughout the United States. The sixth stanza concerns the discovery that the heathen Chinee and Nye are both cheating at a card game. Harte in his fair copy of a single stanza, has changed one revealing word: "Chinee"...
Dates: 1862-1913