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John Barber papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16530
Content Description This collection contains the personal art library and papers of the artist and educator John Barber (1893-1965). The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, slides, exhibition catalogues and brochures, biographical information, books, and engraving plates for Christmas cards. These materials document primarily the professional life of John Barber but also includes some of his personal life. There are letters from Hollywood actors Vincent Price who was an art collector and...
Dates: Circa 1910-1999

Bill of sale of Jean Baptiste

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16481
Content Description This collection contains the 1798 bill of sale for an eight year old Creole boy named Jean Baptiste from Port-au-Prince on the Caribbean island of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). It was written by the Bordeaux-born merchant Arnaud André Robertjot Lartigue (1740-1826) to a " Monsieur Grandidier". It is a single sheet of paper consisting of eleven lines of french detailing the transaction of enslavement including the name and age of the boy and the price of sale of a hundred livre.
Dates: 1798-03-03

Brig Milford of Baltimore ship passport

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16477
Content Description This collection contains a ship passport issued to the brig "Milford" of Baltimore, authorizing the ship to load its cargo at Port Republican, Santo Domingo. It was issued under the authority of Toussaint Louverture as the Général en chef de l' Armeé de San-Domingue, a position in which he had recently been confirmed by the newly-installed First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte. This document gives permission for the six-gun brig Milford of Baltimore, under Captain Littleton Waters, to load her cargo...
Dates: 1800 January 23

Lewis M. Dabney III papers on Edmund Wilson; William Faulkner and the Yoknapatawpha; and Crystal Ross and John Dos Passos.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16566
Content Description The Lewis M. Dabney III papers consist of manuscripts, notes, transcripts, articles, reviews, personal journals, bibliographic sources, audio cassettes, and compact discs, relating primarily to his research on the life and works of Edmund Wilson, an American writer and critic in the twentieth century. In addition to copies and transcripts of Wilson's writing journals, there is correspondence across a large network of intimate relationships, friends, and acquaintances of Wilson. The...
Dates: 1895 - 2005

Fernande Gontier papers

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16416
Scope and Contents The Fernande Gontier papers (1787-2005; 8.6 cubic feet) document Dr. Gontier's scholarship on Simone de Beauvoir; Colette; Etienne Cabet and his followers in Nauvoo, Illinois; Mathilde de Morny; and Comtesse Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. The collection includes manuscript drafts, research files, correspondence, and books representing Dr. Gontier's work. Materials also include manuscripts for cookbooks co-written by Dr. Gontier. The papers are arranged into six series.
Dates: 1787 - 2005

Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie

 Item — Flat_Box: Archival Oversized Box S 2, Oversize_Folder(Within_an_OSBox): 1 [X031750312]
Identifier: MSS 16429
Scope and Contents Note The Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie (circa 1769; 0.08 cubic foot) documents a rare original drawing for an illustration in the Encyclopédie by its most important and prolific draughtsman. This is the original for the workshop scene, the top section of "Hongroyeur," pl. III. In the engraving the plate has the legend, "Hongroyeur, l'Operation de mettre au Suif et Plan de l'Eture. (Tanner of Hungarian Leather, Operation of Tallowing and Plan of the Drying Room). Collection...
Dates: circa 1769

Histoire Naturelle, Botanique

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16291
Scope and Contents Botanical manuscript from Paris (circa 1810-1830; 0.25 cubic feet). Bound manuscript on paper, folio (375 × 290 mm), 31 leaves, comprising title in blue and gold, 15 botanical watercolours and 15 leaves of calligraphic manuscript explanations within blue and gold ruled borders, all on heavy wove paper, tissue guards (these sometimes torn), all mounted on original guards. Contemporary red quarter morocco, red cloth sides, the upper cover with the monogramme MR, the lower cover with device of the...
Dates: 1810 - 1830

Maurice Levy papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 15822
Scope and Contents Note The Maurice Lévy papers (1952-2012; 3.25 cubic feet) document the research, professional career, and personal life of Maurice Lévy. The bulk of the collection consists of research papers and publications, with subjects ranging from gothic literature to William Faulkner to H.P. Lovecraft. The collection also contains conference talks given by Lévy, correspondence with universities and grant agencies, publications from Lévy's organization CERLI (Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur les...
Dates: 1952 - 2012

Gregory A. Prince Mormon Studies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16540
Content Description As described by an independent appraiser, "The Gregory A. Prince collection of 12,000 plus items, is a treasure trove of Mormon history and research and unlike many private libraries of high-spots or narrow focuses, this collection offers a wide view of the LDS Church and the Mormon experience writ large, from its foundations to the present with a focus on the structural changes that the LDS Church undertook beginning in the twentieth century (roughly beginning at the time of the issuance of...
Dates: circa 1813-2020

John Henry Timberlake University of Virginia student notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16691
Content Description The first notebook covers courses on modern languages taught by Professors Maximilian Schele de Vere and [George Frederick] Holmes. Generally divided into a French and Spanish section, with an "Index Variorum," "Notes on French Idioms," and timelines of authors' lives. The second notebook covers the courses on mathematics taught by Professor Albert Taylor Bledsoe, with sections on differential calculus, integral calculus, and analytical problems. The third notebook,...
Dates: 1854-1858

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