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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box BW 27

 Container

Contains 9 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

Caroline Ticknor collection of American authors and publishers

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS-16488
Content Description This collection contains forty-one letters and manuscripts by American authors and publishers from the files of James R. Osgood & Co. and its successor Ticknor & Co assembled by Caroline Ticknor (1866-1937), daughter of Benjamin Holt Ticknor (1842-1914) and granddaughter of William Davis Ticknor (1810-1864). Many of the authors represented in this collection have related collections in the Small Library. Authors represented in this collection of letters and manuscripts are:...
Dates: 1862-1913