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Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence carte de visite

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16638
Content Description This collection contains a carte de visite of Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a formerly enslaved child. The caption states "A Redeemed Slave Child, 5 years of Age. Redeemed in Virginia by Catherine S. Lawrence; baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church by Henry Ward Beecher in May 1963. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863, by C. S. Lawrence, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York." Photographed by the...
Dates: May 1863

Nydrie and Algoma related papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -14956
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to Nydrie and Algoma, consisting chiefly of photographs and articles pertaining to the family homes of the Logan and Forsyth families. Included is a scrapbook of articles by Lily Logan Morrill.This collection contains material from around 1880, when the homes were built, to about 1960, when the Forsyth family, which owned “Nydrie” at the time, started a discussion about what to do with the house due to its dilapidated conditions. This collection...
Dates: circa 1862-2003

Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger and photograph

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book, "Record of Deaths" kept by Thomas H. Brown's Funeral Home, 301 Gill Street, Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with a twenty-four page alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased persons with the number of the page for further information about their funerals. Entries for each funeral appear in chronological...
Dates: 1935 - 1941