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Box BW 49


Contains 12 Results:

Elizabeth Stoddard letters to Ella Farman

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 8266
Content Description

Three autograph letters of Elizabeth Stoddard signed, to Ella Farman, author and editor of Wide Awake discussing the literary periodical press, payments to authors, and other matters. Written legibly in ink on three folded sheets of "E.D.B.S." (Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard) embossed stationary. This collection is an addition to Elizabeth Stoddard letters in the Barrett Collection (MSS 8266, 8266-a).

Dates: circa 1875

George M. West handmade account book

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16757
Content Description

This collection contains the account book of George M. West, a book seller from Richmond, Virginia. The account book is handmade and is titled "Account Book Express 1853." Inside the book are ten loose signatures. Each page has an individual's name listed on the top line. Most of the book is blank. Also included is a printed advertisement for West's bookshop.

Dates: 1853

YMCA Basketball League slides

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16765
Content Description

This collection contains a five-page reminiscence from Anna Fayles, an alumna, and 28 slides documenting the UVA YMCA basketball league from 1965 to 1968. She describes coaching a newly integrated recreational basketball league over three years. The slides document the banquets for her first three teams.

Dates: 1967-1968

Charles Irving Harvie expense book

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16768
Content Description

This collection contains the ledger of Charles Irving Harvie, a first year at the University of Virginia on the eve of the Civil War. Six pages record payments for matriculation, transportation, personal items, and memberships to groups like the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty, were one of two confederate military companies formed at the University.

Dates: 1860 - 1861

Verona Houghton memory book

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16762
Content Description This collection contains the memory book and autograph album of Verona A. Houghton of Weymouth, Massachusetts. A birthday gift from her mother, the book includes signatures and inscriptions with locks of hair and remembrances, predominately from 1854 to1857. There are fifty-four signatures, forty-one of which include a lock of hair. The signers of the book came from various locations in the United States including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa The inscription at...
Dates: 1854 - 1868

Isabella Bain memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16754
Content Description This collection features a memory book belonging to Miss Isabella Bain (1855-1934) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Various personal letters from friends and New Orleans community members addressed to Miss Bain are included. The cover of the memory book is composed of engraved Morrocan leather adorned with "Miss Isabella Bain" in gilt. Several chromolithographs of a variety of subjects, notably botany and female gender roles, are pasted throughout the book. Letter entries are not...
Dates: c.1870-1913

Julia A. Dennison memory album

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16700
Content Description Julia A. Dennison memory album, 1862-1866, Milan, Indiana, in red morocco "The Pet Album" binding, published by Leavitt and Allen with black and white printed illustrations of children and their mother in activities such as bathing or playing. The album, which is a gift from her brother, contains personal advice about keeping the young mind pure and other sentimental notes from her brothers. There are signatures of acquaintainces from Indiana and Ohio, including Civil War infantry in the...
Dates: 1862 - 1866

Southern District Grand Tent No.1 (membership certificate for Eliza Braxton)

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16739
Content Description Once named for abolitionists J. R. Giddings and Jolifee Union, the Southern District Grand Tent No. 1 is a secret organization to help African American Christian women. It was created by former enslaved women, Annette Lane and Harriet Taylor. The collection contains a membership certificate for Eliza Braxton. It certifies that Braxton was part of the Iola Tent No.74 of Richmond, Virginia. The United Order of Tents was formed in 1867 in Richmond. The society provided aid to the African...
Dates: 1911

Annie C. Buckley album

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16715
Content Description

Annie C. Buckley Album of Memory with gift inscription from her father dated Christmas 1857. The album includes multiple entries from Annie's friends and relations, many of which are dated 1858, Easton. Most of the entries are in verse form about friendship, memory, and in some cases death. Most appear to be original, not copied from printed works. There are 11 entries.

Dates: 1857 - 1858

World War I soldier diary and papers

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16717
Content Description A concisely written diary documenting the realities of life on the Western Front as experienced by chemical warfare soldiers in the British Army. The diarist makes his first proper entry upon being transferred from the Machine Gun Section to the Chemical Section in September 1915, only a few weeks before the first British mobilization of chemical weapons during the Battle of Loos. Following his month-long training at Helfaut, he is attached to the 15th section of the 187th Company, first...
Dates: 1915-09 - 1917-04

Dixon Evans letter to James Evans about Dixon's murder of an enslaved person

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16719
Content Description

Autographed signed letter from Dixon Evans to his brother James Evans in Fayetteville, North Carolina with his acccount of his shooting, and killing an unnamed enslaved person from Marion, South Carolina. The enslaved person was trying to obtain food from the dairy and smokehouse. Dixon Evans was being sued by Nathaniel Evans who was the owner of the enslaved person. Dixon Evans blames the enslaved person for Dixon's own murderous actions.

Dates: 1850-10-04

Photograph of Edmund Parker Standing Guard at George Washington's Tomb

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16755
Content Description This collection contains one photograph of Edmund Parker (1827-1898), formerly enslaved at Mount Vernon, standing guard at George Washington's Tomb circa 1890. In 1841, Parker was brought to Mount Vernon, at the age of fourteen, as one of the enslaved people owned by John Augustine Washington III. He married Susan, an enslaved woman Augustine had purchased in 1852, and the couple went on to have nineteen children, including two sets of twins. Parker fled from Mount Vernon during the Civil...
Dates: 1890