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A manuscript journal kept by Pennsylvania native Samuel Harris from 14 October to 1 December 1774, recording the progress of a surveying party up the Susquehanna River.
A manuscript journal of the Pennsylvania Quaker Samuel Preston, describing a 19-day trip on horseback through Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, February-March 1788.
A family correspondence of 31 items whose principal author is Sgt. Samuel T. Reeves, writing as a member of Co. C, 80th Indiana Infantry. Many of the letters date from the spring of 1865, when Reeves was convalescing at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Letters written by and to Sarah Stilson, a teacher in New York State, during the Civil War. At the heart of the group is a lively correspondence of 25 letters between Stilson and Oliver Waldo West, a Union cavalry officer.
A group of nearly 200 personal letters from the 1880s and 90s written home to Delaware by a young man named Seymour Howard Stone. Many are from the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, where Stone was trying to establish a farm.
A Civil War family correspondence of 19 letters occasioned by the Confederate States military service of Jesse Albert Shipman, Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry. The Shipmans were from Henderson County, in the North Carolina highlands.
A group of seven Civil War era letters and notes written by two members of the Shriver family of Owings Mills, Maryland. Much of the content relates to Thomas Herbert Shriver, who served at Gettysburg with the 1st Virginia Cavalry (CS) and subsequently attended the Virginia Military Institute.
A group of 18 family letters, 14 of which were written in 1862-63 by Confederate Lt. Col. William W. Sillers of the 30th North Carolina Infantry. The letters are directed to Sillers' sister, Frances Sillers Holmes, in Sampson County, North Carolina.
A letter written by British soldier S.L. Kelsall to his sister detailing his participation in WWI in September 1918. He describes the hygenic conditions of the Western Front and a battle against German forces.
A letter written on 3 May 1864 by Southy L. Savage, as a member of the Confederate States Signal Corps. Savage describes his activities over the previous months, when he was stationed along the Potomac in King George County, Virginia.
Collection of original costume and set design drawings for the Stratford Theatre Festivals.
A collection of personal papers of the "millionaire socialists" Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling and their family, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s. Included are more than 500 letters to, from, and between Strunsky-Walling family members, and two diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling.
This collection consists of college football Sugar Bowl programs. The programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the Sugar Bowl. Most programs also include pictures and information about coaches, other team personnel, and Sugar Bowl administrators, data about the participating schools, and advertisements. The programs tend to become longer and more substantial through the years. Formats include programs.
A homemade pamphlet with eight pages of elaborate pencil illustrations and accompanying verse, telling a moralizing tale of a young man's search for a new pair of suspenders.
An accumulation of 49 single-sheet documents issuing from, or directed to, the various instruments of town government in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, mostly during the 18th century.
Five letters written during the summer and fall of 1864 by the brothers (and Confederate cavalrymen) Jonathan Gibson Taylor and Robert Walker Taylor, of Daviess County, Kentucky. All were written from Federal prisoner of war camps, at Louisville, Rock Island, and Camp Douglas.
Untitled sketch book by an unknown author containing thirty pages of sketches of temperance allegories and cartoons. The images express the themes of temperance, including the perils of drink, the saving power of Christ and his teachings in the Bible, and the pernicious influence wielded by wealthy producers and purveyors of alcohol. The sketches also bear references to the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
This collection consists of loose prints and clippings relating to the life of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). The collection contains many printed examples of variant portrait types of Dante, including engravings based on the portraits of Giotto and Raphael. Also included are posters and other ephemeral materials from the 600th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1865.
One game manufactured by McLoughlin Bros. Players select a question from either of the two spinners they wish to divine the answer to, then place the spinner on the center of the game. The hand within the box spins, pointing to the answer of the question.
A souvenir photo album containing assorted photographs of major Cuban tourist sites, Havana street scenes, and images of officers, soldiers, and locations associated with the Spanish-American War.
The two-volume manuscript journal of the Boston littérateur and lawyer Theophilus Parsons (1797-1882), kept during his early professional years, 1819-1823.