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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

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Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589275]
Identifier: MSS 16133
Scope and Contents Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.
Dates: 1851-1855

Jane's album

 Collection — Box: BW 25
Identifier: MSS 16538

Eliza Ellen (Davidson) Johnston commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16513
Content Description This collection contains a bound volume of manuscript poems written and compiled by Eliza Ellen [Davidson] Johnston. The presentation page is inscribed as folllows " A common place book presented to Eliza Ellen Davidson by her Affectionate Mother on the 4th of June 1826, Greenbrier Virginia." A bound volume of unlined pages divided into two sections, hand-paginated with exception of final 30+ pages. This volume contains many poems written by Davidson, with her name and date at the end of most....
Dates: 1826 - 1827

Charles Godfrey Leland poetry scrapbook

 File — Box: 2
Identifier: MSS 16531

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets extracts

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16401
Scope and Contents Note The handwritten copy of extracts (1796; 0.15 cubic feet) from the "Lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works" by Samuel Johnson, originally published in 1783. Copy was transcribed in 1796 and includes a table of contents and index.
Dates: 1796

Mary Butler ledger

 Collection — Box: BW 23, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16463
Content Description This collection consists of one ledger book belonging to Mary Butler, a Catholic woman living in Virginia and North Carolina. The book begins as a school account with a "list of scholars" but quickly transitions to lists of recipes for alloys, solders, and cement and transitions again to mostly original poems. Also recorded is Butler's marriage to Thomas A. Cullen at St. Peter's Cathedral in Richmond, as is their move to Wilmington, North Carolina, and the birth of their child Mary. Additional...
Dates: 1869 - 1873

Hugh McCulloch poem

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16468
Content Description This collection contains a draft of Hugh McCulloch's poem "Sonnet." It is a single letter-sized sheet of laid paper of watermarked Alex Firie & Sons, Stonewood and written on one side only. It contains one major change in the first line and a lesser change in the penultimate line.

The poem was originally published in The Chap-Book, Vol. 2, May 1, 1895 p.467.
Dates: 1895

Norfolk Poet's Club records

 File
Identifier: MSS 14245
Scope and Contents Note Norfolk Poet's Club Records (1912-1983; 2 cubic feet) include manuscripts of Josephine Johnson and Margaret Haley Carpenter; and correspondence of Mary Sinton Leitch, Josephine Johnson, Julia Johnson Davis, and William Stanley Braithwaite. There are also press releases, newspaper clippings, printed items, and scrapbooks about these poets and editors and their colleagues as well as their poetry and the creative writing process.
Dates: 1896; 1912-1983

Morgan Schuldt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-16483
Content Description This collection consists of the working files of the poet and publisher Morgan Schuldt. Included are drafts of his poetry that include Schuldt's annotations and edits and thirteen hard and soft bound journals that include Schuldt's writing as well as other poetry of interest to him. Also included are documents related to his time at University of Virginia and other institutions, chapbooks, and his work for CUE and CUE editions which Schuldt co-founded.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1980-1983, 1990-2013

Petra Vogt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -16480
Content Description This collection contains journals, artworks, correspondence, and photographs that illuminate the life and work of Petra Vogt, a poet, actress, artist, and model, known for her involvement with the Living Theatre, Ira Cohen, and the Bardo Matrix Press during the 1960s and 1970s. Of particular interest are thirty-four journals, chiefly by Petra Vogt, with poetry, prose works, diary entries, and intricate rapidograph drawings along with collage, paintings, and other artworks within; about 150...
Dates: 1966 - 1978

E.W. Weisiger (Old Shy) poems

 Collection — Box: BW 32, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16574
Content Description This collection contains a flip-style ruled notepad titled “Poems by Old Shy” from Manchester, Virginia circa 1905. The book contains 115 pages of poetry; almost entirely typescript, except a few handwritten notes in pencil. The poems contain small stories and morals as well as larger reflections on age and the meaning of life. The signature of E.W. Weisiger (possibly Emmett Washington) appears on the front cover back and backboard. Three poems are pinned into the book which identify Weisiger...
Dates: 1905