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A large photo album containing panoramic views of Mexican cities and towns as well as photographs of major monuments and tourist sites in Mexico City. The album also illustrates the growth of the Mexican National Railroad, including images of locomotives and railroad tunnels and bridges. Photos date to the late nineteenth century and many can be attributed to known photographers or studios, including William Henry Jackson, Gove and North, and Abel Briquet.
An ephemera collection containing reports, speeches, and commemorative materials relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland.
A group of around 50 manuscripts retained by the Abel Blanchard family of Peacham, Vermont. Most are personal letters dating from the 1810s and 20s, written to Vermont by family members newly migrated to Canada or western New York state.
A collection of 55 manuscript personal letters written by Albert J. Baldwin, mostly dating from the author's Civil War service in Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
A group of more than 30 real-photo postcards, many inscribed, preserved by English boxing trainer Alec Goodman. Most relate to world welterweight champion Ted "Kid" Lewis, whom Goodman trained.
A manuscript Civil War diary of Confederate States Army lieutenant Alfred Moore, written as a member of Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry. Moore's entries extend from September 1864 to February 1865: events covered include Hampton's cattle raid and Rosser's raid on Beverly, West Virginia.
The manuscripts, printed ephemera, and photographs of business teacher Alfred W. Ramsey (1883-1955), deriving especially from his tenure at the U. S. government's Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1909-10).
A substantial collection of manuscript material, photographs, and printed matter relating to the All-American Girls Baseball League, a women's professional league active in the American Midwest from 1943 to 1954. Included is a set of nine loose-leaf notebooks compiled by South Bend Blue Sox executive Harold T. Dailey, comprising a kind of documentary history of the league.
An accumulation of 19 documents and letters, unrelated in origin, with a bearing on slavery in colonial North America and the United States, 1771-1864.
A small Civil War manuscript group consisting mostly of personal letters written home to Alabama by civilian medical doctor Leroy Hammond Anderson.
A diary maintained by Anna Quincy Thaxter Cushing (1825-1900) of Dorchester, Massachusetts, with daily entries running from March 1858 to August 1861. The entries describe Cushing's personal, family, and social life in considerable detail.
This collection consists of three manuscript poems by Aubrey de Vere.
Incoming letters and documents preserved by the American painter Augustus Vincent Tack, mostly relating to his tenure (1914-1915?) as treasurer of the American Oil Development Company of Pittsburgh, the Tack family business.
More than one hundred letters written during the Civil War by two brothers serving in the Confederate army, Sgt. William Lafayette Barrier (1st North Carolina Cavalry) and Col. Rufus Barrier (8th North Carolina Infantry). The letters are mostly directed to the brothers' father, Mathias Barrier, in Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
An accumulation of around 400 different pieces of published sheet music relating to baseball. The relationship may reside in the music's title or lyrics, in the sheet's cover graphics, or in some other identification with the game. Examples bear copyright dates ranging from 1860 to 1992. Baseball themed sheet music was especially common in the half-decade before World War I.
A collection consisting mainly of 55 personal letters, including courtship letters, directed to Amanda Bellamy (later Amanda Smart, ca. 1810-1845) of Warrenton, North Carolina and Petersburg, Virginia. There are also letters received by Amanda's daughter, Mollie Smart, and other family papers.
A collection of records, mostly financial, of the Birmingham (Alabama) Black Barons Negro Leagues professional baseball club. The most significant item in the collection is a manuscript cash book, showing the club's financial accounts with each of its players for the seasons 1926 through 1930.
Much of this collection consists of incoming business correspondence to officers and directors of the Boston and Providence Railroad and its branches, written in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s.
The typescript is a complete short story with the title "A Coat for Confirmation". This appears to be an early draft of Behan's short story "The Confirmation Suit", first published in The Catholic Standard, 27 March, 1953, and later included in Behan's Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketchbook (1962). Ths short story has also been published in school anthologies.
This collection consists of three letters and two notes sent from Irish playwright Brian Friel to actor Pat Laffan and theatre designer Bronwen Casson.
An accumulation of 96 single-sheet manuscript file documents issued by or directed to the judiciary of Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts, mostly during the colonial period.