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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

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