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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box BW 7

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

George E. Dennis Confederate letter

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589288]
Identifier: MSS 16169
Scope and Contents George E. Dennis Confederate letter, 1862, in which he describes camp conditions and troop movements consisting of 0.03 cubic feet.
Dates: 1862

Reverend W. T. Leavell letters

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589289]
Identifier: MSS 16172

Harry H. Holman correspondence about dog breeding

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589290]
Identifier: MSS 16173
Scope and Contents Harry H. Holman correspondence about dog breeding, 1944-1954, 0.03 cubic feet. Correspondents include Frank E. Mueller, Randolph Thomas, M. E. Blanton, Mr. Roseman, Roger Williams, James M. Ford, A. W.White, Louise De Hart, Thomas F. Walker, and Major J. Russell Bohn. Companies include Blue Ridge Wholesale Grocery Co., Hercules Powder Company, Field Dog Stud certified, Howard's Neck Farm, and Skyrocketts Starpoise.
Dates: 1944-1954

Catherine G. Wirt letter

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589291]
Identifier: MSS 16174
Scope and Contents Catherine G. Wirt letter, March 17, 1836, to Mrs. Matilda Crossitt of Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky, seeking to obtain letters that her father, William Wirt, had written to Mrs. Crossitt's father, makes up 0.03 cubic feet.

People associated with the letter include Mrs. Hester Edwards (nee Pope), Samuel L. Southard, and Mr. Green in Washington D. C.
Dates: 1836 March 17

Harris family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16175
Scope and Contents Harris Family papers, 1869-1957, includes deeds, receipts for Scottsville Merchandise Store, letters, newspaper clippings, architectural drawings, mason appointment as Grand Master, and photographs totaling 0.012 cubic feet. Included are a carte de Viste of Charles B. Harris Sr., (December 1869) a tin type (1865), albumen silver print of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Harris, Sr., 1 newspaper clipping about Helen Crafton Harris's ninetieth birthday (1947), renovation drawings of Charles...
Dates: 1883-1957

Louise C. Lamb commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589282]
Identifier: MSS 16147
Scope and Contents Louise C. Lamb commonplace book, 1865 with a paste in of a carte de visite of John Wilkes Booth, around 1863 by Alexander Gardner totaling 0.03 cubic feet. Quarto album with gold-stamped leather binding and central inset panel on front cover.A mostly blank commonplace book with a title page indicating that it was published by J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton St., New York. Inscribed "A happy New Year, Lou. Frank." Appears to have been pre-filled with numerous engravings, including one of Little Red...
Dates: 1865

Margaret Shacklett handwritten cookbook

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589283]
Identifier: MSS 16151
Scope and Contents Margaret Shacklett handwritten cookbook, 1876, full of detailed recipes for dishes and meals of all types and totals 0.03 cubic feet. The books was once bound but the back board is wanting, the text block has sewn binding and the front board has hand marbled paper.
Dates: 1876

Judith F. Armstrong memory book

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589284]
Identifier: MSS 16160
Scope and Contents Judith F. Armstrong memory book, at James G. Johnson Elementary School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1955-1956, totals 0.03 cubic feet. The memory book has scrapbook -style pages with pre-printed captions such as "My Teacher" and school photographs. Each photograph is captioned with names in pencil.
Dates: 1955-1956

Blue Ridge Farm aerial photograph

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589285]
Identifier: MSS 16161
Scope and Contents Blue Ridge Farm aerial photograph, 1934, a Western Albermarle County estate, inscribed "Much love from Blanche Ortman Merry Xmas 1934" totaling 0.03 cubic feet. Sepia toned photograph inscribed in black ink on the front and captioned in pencil on the verso.
Dates: 1934

Leroy L. Harcum promissory note for the purchase of a slave

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589286]
Identifier: MSS 16165
Scope and Contents Leroy L. Harcum promissory note for the purchase of a slave from M . W. Jones and William Rogers, who agree to lease the slave boy Lucius for $27.25" and consists of 0.03 cubic feet, 1861. They also agreed to give the boy a hat and blanket in addition to the usual summer and winter clothing.
Dates: 1861

Colonel Edward M. Offley comments on the book titled "In the Valley of the Little Big Horn"

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589287]
Identifier: MSS 16167
Scope and Contents Colonel Edward M. Offley comments on the book titled "In the Valley of the Little Big Horn," by Robert C. Kain, and a documentary including a hand drawn map and three type written pages of commentary consisting of 0.03 cubic feet. 1899-1916; 1970. There are also original photographs captioned, Flying boat, San Diego, California, Miramar Ranch, Miramor Store, View from the U. S. Army Transport "Logan," leaving the harbor of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Troop G. 1st Cavalry Fort Meade, South Dakota.
Dates: 1915-1916; 1970

Avent family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16332
Scope and Contents Avent family papers, 1905-1982, 0.09 cubic feet, was purchased with the Harris family papers and Special Collections separated them. The collection contains photographs, ledgers for real estate and fire insurance, and invitations and programs for various activities including Roanoke City High School graduation program, The Domino Club, Elks Club dance card, Virginia Coal Operators Association Banquet, and the Phythian Sisters of Virginia.
Dates: 1905-1982