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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box BW 28

 Container

Contains 8 Collections and/or Records:

Ruth Byrns and Jean McLaren Manhattan Turn-Style periodical

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669068]
Identifier: MSS 16501
Content Description This collection contains nineteen privately printed pages using a mimeograph type process, addressed to women readers. The feature is authored by two women in Sunnyside, Queens and covers "fashions, theatre, shop windows... all of the kaleidoscope that is New York, seen through women's eyes and written for women to read." The authors write much about fashion, particularly with regards to the seasonal styles worn by glamorous women promenading on New York's avenues.
Dates: 1939

Harriet Dudley Brown Gray album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669085]
Identifier: MSS 16515
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Harriet "Hattie" D. Brown Gray (1867-1947) a resident of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The majority of the individuals who wrote an entry were from South Lee, MA or the surrounding towns. After Hattie's marriage in 1894 to Frank S. Gray (1852-1918), and their subsequent move to Connecticut, the majority of writers are from that state. Hattie's husband, Frank, signed the album on their wedding day. On the same page is a note regarding...
Dates: 1890 - 1916

Ephraim George Squier letters to Charles Eliot Norton

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669069]
Identifier: MSS 16503
Content Description This collection contains two letters from Ephraim George Squier to Charles Eliot Norton discussing his book "Waikna; or, "Adventures on the Mosquito Shore" as well as other works in progress. These two letters were removed from the printed book, which has been cataloged separately.The first letter, dated Apirl 26, 1855, Squier describes how many pages that he has written of "foolscap" and how many pages of proof that he has to read before his passage to Europe. He mentions his work...
Dates: April 26 and May 16,1855

Dr. Edwin A. Hering real estate ledger

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669070}
Identifier: MSS 16505
Content Description This collection contains the ledger of Edwin A. Herring of Harrisonburg, Virginia, recording his real estate holding and investments in Virginia including Waynesboro, Salem, and Harrisonburg. Approximately 26 pages have been filled out with manuscript, generally a few lines to a half page of text. Dr. Edwin A. Hering recording his real estate holdings and investments in Salem, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Nine pages relate to his owning of Blue Rock Farm, which he purchased from...
Dates: 1875 - 1890

Frances Eleanor Poole commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669072]
Identifier: MSS 16511
Content Description This collection contains a commonplace book written in by Frances Eleanor "Fannie" Poole and her classmates at the Frederick Female Seminary in Maryland. The book includes a frontispiece, engraved title page, and additional plates. Poole wrote "this side up," beneath her inscription, but the binding is upside down. Poole died at the age of nineteen in 1860, four years after the last dated entry in the book. The book has heavy foxing on the plates and pages were torn from the book.
Dates: 1854 - 1856

John William Burke letter

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669073]
Identifier: MSS 16512
Content Description This collection contains an autograph letter signed "J.W. Burke, agt" on illustrated Depository letterhead, naming Burke as "Agent." One page in full to Messers G. & C. Merriam, informing them that any payments on debt owed by the Methodist Book Depository will have to wait until the end of the Civil War.
Dates: 29 April 1861

Eliza Ellen (Davidson) Johnston commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16513
Content Description This collection contains a bound volume of manuscript poems written and compiled by Eliza Ellen [Davidson] Johnston. The presentation page is inscribed as folllows " A common place book presented to Eliza Ellen Davidson by her Affectionate Mother on the 4th of June 1826, Greenbrier Virginia." A bound volume of unlined pages divided into two sections, hand-paginated with exception of final 30+ pages. This volume contains many poems written by Davidson, with her name and date at the end of most....
Dates: 1826 - 1827

Mary M. Russell album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669071]
Identifier: MSS 16509
Content Description This collection contains a commonplace book of Mary M. Russell. The first entry, signed "Mortimer," and dated Rose Mont, August 7, 1844," is a kind of paean to "The Album" itself. Book includes engraved images, verses, drawings, and handwritten entries with place names, including Virginia, Washington, and Maryland. Laid in hand-lettered piece of music, "We no more," addressed to Miss Mary Russell.
Dates: 1844 - 1860