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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Petersburg (Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous handmade book

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2021-0041

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

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book kept by Thomas Brown's Funeral home in Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with twenty-four pages of manuscript of an alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased keyed with the page for further information about their funerals.In addition to the names of the deceased, most entries also record the...
Dates: 1935 - 1941

Thomas H. Brown funeral home ledger

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2021-0011