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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box BW 56

 Container

Contains 9 Results:

Flame & Frost poem

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16750
Content Description

This collection contains a handwritten poem written by Joan St. C. Crane based on her experiences of compiling the works of poet Robert Frost. It was written at the University of Virginia in the Fall of 1971. Alongside the poem in the collection is a catalogue card outlining the work's title, author, and subject matter.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1971

Anonymous dating diary

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16752
Content Description This collection contains a holograph notebook recording the dating experiences of an unnamed young man who was most likely a University of California student during World War II. The notebook consists of 162 numbered entries of dates with several girls. Each entry documents the girls' names, places, the activity of the date, and observations about each date/girl. The diary begins May 22, 1943, and the last entry is dated March 8, 1947. The log ends with these words: " And thus I end this,...
Dates: 1943 - 1947

Hazel Dorothea Christopher Reminiscences

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16753
Content Description This collection contains one handmade and illustrated memoir of Hazel Dorothea Christopher, a child from Brooklyn, New York, from the late 1930s. The book is told in the third person and has four chapters: "A Look Backward", "Childhood", "School Days", and "The Future." "A Look backward" explores her parents and grandparents, particularly the youthful seafaring exploits of her Norwegian grandfather. "Childhood" starts with Hazel's birth and her very early life to the age of six. "School...
Dates: 1936

Girls' reward of merit ephemera

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16785
Content Description This collection features seventeen merit reward cards given to girls and women in the late nineteenth century. These cards are printed on one side and have "Reward of Merit" printed at the top, accompanied by a decorative illustration, the handwritten student's name, and the teacher's signature. Six cards are addressed to Martha Warren, three to Nelly Whitenack, two to Florence Pomery, and other cards are addressed to presented to Cynthia Williams, Elizabeth Brookholder, Ida Meckly, Beatie...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1872-1876

Mattie Davis friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16789
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Mattie Davis given to her by her father on Christmas Eve, 1861. The album entries date from 1861 to 1867 and the majority of entries are poetry or short verses with themes of morality and friendship. There is no identification of Davis location; however, most entries are from Taylorsville, Indiana, so it is likely she is from that area. In addition to Taylorsville, there are several entries from Dupont, Indiana and Wilmington, Ohio....
Dates: c.1861-1867

Louise Davis postcard

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16800
Content Description

This collection consists of one postcard sent to Louise Davis from a new student (Margaret?) living in McKim Hall at the University of Virginia, dated September 19, 1934. Margaret was possibly a student in the Nursing program as the address on the program notes " McKim Hall, University Hospt." Women were only able to attend the University of Virginia in one of the professional schools or graduate programs at that time. The postcard is a winter scene of the Rotunda.

Dates: September 19, 1934

University of Virginia Newcomb Hall Bookstore photographs

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: 16801
Content Description

Two black and white photographs of the interior of the University of Virginia Newcomb Hall bookstore. One photograph may be of Eleanor (Joyner) Gibson who was a graduate of UVA and started the bookstore (1960's).

Dates: circa 1963

John Jones letter to William Massie

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16808
Content Description This collection contains one autograph letter dated September 14, 1852, signed by John Jones of Richmond, Virginia, to William Massie, Piedmont Post Office, Nelson County, Virginia. In the letter, Jones wishes success to Massie's attempts to locate the home where he was born. Jones discusses his family's health, noting that his daughter, wife, and grandchild will return from a hot spring trip to improve their health, a discussion on seed wheat, and a request for Massie to tell Mrs. Barbara...
Dates: September 14, 1852