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The Rainy Day manuscript newspaper

 Collection — Box: BW 41, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16725

Content Description

This collection contains three illustrated and handwritten manuscripts that are newspapers dated February 11, 1880, March 24, 1880 and April 8, 1889 by a child in Jacksonville, Florida. B. Blair (probably the child's parent) is identified as the editor.

The newspaper reports on the news of the Blair family as well as noting current events in Jacksonville including mumps outbreaks, steamers and schooners who came to port, and election day results. The re-election of General Ulysses S. Grant is mentioned. Blair comments that Nassau Island and the Bahamas should be owned by America instead of Britain. It is also noted that an African American won a regatta.

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  • Creation: 1880-02-11 - 1880-04-08

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Jeffrey Rovenpor, Caroliniana by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 24 August, 2020.

Genre / Form

The Rainy Day manuscript newspaper
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States