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Anonymous handmade book

 Collection — Box: BW 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16491
Content Description

This collection contains one original typed humerous in a handmade book. The book is bound with a faded silk tie at the spine, and made up of clippings, magazine pages, typed pages, and illustrations. A humorous epistolary story, it is told by a soldier stationed at Camp Lee outside Petersburg, Va., who falls in love with the voice of a woman who sells him a book over the phone from the longtime local booksellers T. S. Beckwith & Co.

Dates: c. 1919

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

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