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Box BW 29

 Container

Contains 8 Collections and/or Records:

Versailles Union newspaper

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1 [X032669078]
Identifier: MSS 16502
Content Description Handwritten amateur newspaper containing fourteen pages of text bound at the top, written on lined paper created in Versailles, Ohio. Several boys signed their names to the articles, including two members of the Schman family. The first two articles are on western trips -- one to the Indiana/Ohio border and the other to Iowa. Also included are poetry and editorials.
Dates: 1873-04-04

Young Men's Christian Association of Alexandria, Virginia ledger

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1 [X032669079]
Identifier: MSS 16506
Content Description This collection contains one ledger with a printed constitution of the Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.) of Alexandria, Virginia. The ledger contains 21 filled out pages. The first two pages contain lists of members for 1865 and 1866, followed by a four page "Treasurers list" recording members and dues paid between 1866 and 1871. The rest of the ledger contains 15 pages of accounts documenting the operation of the association between 1866 and 1872. Incomes listed include dues and...
Dates: 1865 - 1872

White family papers

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: MSS 16507
Content Description This collection contains correspondence, documents, and ephemera belonging to the White family of Beaver Dam, Hanover County, Virginia. The bulk of the materials date from 1867 to 1898, and includes a document from 1854 and a few early 20th century documents. 110 letters sent to Malmon White, a farmer in Beaver Creek, as well as Harriet White, his mother, Elvira Terrell White, his wife, and Alice White, his daughter. Subject matter includes correspondence about family inheritances, some...
Dates: 1854 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1898

Eleanor and Caroline Butler school exercises from Belmont Academy

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16517
Scope and Contents One calligraphy sample book with writing by Eleanor and Caroline Butler from the Belmont Academy in Loudon County in 1845 and 1849, 5 essays signed by Eleanor, three notes on "Scenes the Moon Looks Upon", "Glass", and "Cathage" signed by C. S. Butler, and a recipe for arsenic soap. The academy was founded by female abolitionist Margaret Mercer (1791-1846)Essays by Eleanor Angela Isabella Butler include "The Importance of Religion", "The Weaver's Daughter", "Glass: Its Discovery and...
Dates: 1845 and 1849

Lottie E. Browne memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16563

U.S. Office of Commissary General of Prisoners circular

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16548
Content Description This collection contains a circular manuscript, single sheet - two pages, signed by John Mason, Commissioner General of Prisoners during the War of 1812, regarding returned American prisoners of war. The circular is written to to Joseph Whipple Esqr., Collector of the Customs, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Written from Washington D.C. on May 27, 1813.
Dates: May 27, 1813

Advertising receipt issued by the Richmond Examiner to the State Department, C.S.A.

 Collection — Box: BW 29, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16523
Scope and Contents Advertising receipt acknowledging payment for inclusion of a printed version of President Jefferson Davis's December 23, 1862 proclamation ordering that "All commissioned officers in the command of said Benjamin F. Butler be declared not entitled to be considered as soldiers engaged in honourable warfare, but as common robbers and criminals deserving death." Partly printed receipt headed "Richmond Examiner," completed in manuscript and signed by Examiner manager R.F. Walker, Dec. 23, 1862,...
Dates: 1862, December 23

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative ephemera and zine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16546
Content Description This collection contains a collection of ephemera and zines that were available in repurposed newspaper boxes outside The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia. These items were gathered in intervals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2021. These include personal and political zines by Laura Lee Gulledge, Mala Leche, and the rasquache collective; informational fliers about defunding the police and policing, Black Lives Matter, and actions against white...
Dates: 2020 - 2021