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Identifier: MSN/COL 2718
Overview 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.
Identifier: MSN/MN 0513
Scope and Contents The collection documents both the personal life and the professional activities of Sydney Hobart Ball. It includes more than 1,600 of Ball's letters, mainly written to family members while on mining trips around the world, as well as over 1,000 photos taken by Ball during these trips. There are also reports, articles and notes written by Ball on mining, as well as maps of places he visited. Also present in the collection is correspondence belonging to Ball's wife Mary, and to his daughters Mary...
Dates: 1885 – 1991; Majority of material found in 1905 – 1949
Identifier: MSN/CW 5033
Overview 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.
Identifier: MSN/MN 10029
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: 1886 - 1889
Identifier: EPH 5046
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin and move pieces across a board designed to represent the advancement of an errand boy from ‘applicant’ to ‘banker.’ Players are able to advance through the game when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with virtues (such as ‘Honesty’ and ‘Confidence,’) or job promotions, and are penalized when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with vices (such as ‘Gambling’ and ‘Drunkenness’). The first...
Dates: Copyright: 1900
Identifier: EPH 5053
Scope and Contents 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.
Identifier: MSH/LAT 0082
Overview 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.
Dates: circa 1895-1900
Identifier: MSE/IR 1032
Overview A collection of materials on peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, including documents relating to the work of religious organizations. The collection includes papers of a number of religious organizations. The collection includes papers of a number of religious groups that formed between 1990 and 2005 to work towards reconciliation, and also on the work of the Consultative Group on the Past. The collection includes also pamphlets and books. Most of the collection dates from 1984 to...
Dates: circa 1979-2008
Identifier: EPH 5050
Scope and Contents One simple racing board game for two or four players manufactured by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts as a part of its ‘Adventure Series.’ The game’s box lid depicts Teddy Roosevelt leading the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War in Cuba. The game board within is designed to represent the battlefield at San Juan Hill and is marked with ten possible routes from ‘camp’ to ‘victory.’ Players spin to advance wooden pawns along chosen routes. The first player to reach ‘victory’ wins...
Identifier: MSE/IR 7904-1
Scope and Contents One partially-filled photograph album consisting of 31 18 x 25 cm black and white reproduction photo prints taken by an unnamed photographer. Photos depict scenes of late 19th century Irish tenant evictions. Each has been captioned by hand in ink. The first 20 photos document scenes from the Vandeleur evictions which took place in Kilrush, County Clare. The remainder document scenes of evictions in other Irish counties. Plates depict: Soldiers and R.I.C. officers in camp; Group...
Dates: 1888 - 1900
Identifier: MSN/EA 8011
Overview The two-volume manuscript journal of the Boston littérateur and lawyer Theophilus Parsons (1797-1882), kept during his early professional years, 1819-1823.
Identifier: MSN/CW 8021
Overview A manuscript diary kept during the Civil War by Theresa Milburn, a young woman living on a plantation in Avoyelles Parish in central Louisiana.
Dates: 1863-1878; Majority of material found in 1863-1865
Identifier: MSN/CW 8003
Overview A short-entry Civil War manuscript diary of Confederate States soldier Thomas Benton Alexander, written as a member of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company B (3rd). Much of the content dates from the final year of the war, when Alexander was captured at Mobile Bay and imprisoned at Elmira, New York.
Identifier: MSE/IR 1001
Overview Manuscript drafts of verse and songs.
Dates: circa 1838-1845
Identifier: MSN/CW 5111
Overview Four manuscript letters addressed to New York investor Thomas F. Mason, discussing the cotton trade conducted by northern merchants with Confederate held areas along the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.
Identifier: MSN/CW 5014
Overview A family correspondence of 51 items whose principal authors are George Thomas and his wife, Minerva Everton Thomas, of Spencer County, Indiana. Most of the letters date from 1862-1863, during George Thomas's Civil War service as quartermaster of the 53rd Indiana Infantry.
Dates: 1862-1865; Majority of material found in 1862-1863
Identifier: MSN/EA 1004-01-B
Overview A manuscript orderly book of 1st Lt. Thomas J. Baird of the United States Army, kept during 1818-1822 while commanding detachments of artillery at stations in New York, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.
Identifier: MSN/CW 8002
Overview A Civil War manuscript diary of Confederate States trooper Thomas J. Barb, written as a member of the 1st (Dobbin's) Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. Entries extend from 18 June to 11 September 1863 and include accounts of several key engagements in Arkansas, including the attack on Helena and the defense of Little Rock.
Identifier: MSN/CW 8018
Overview A personal diary maintained by Confederate veteran Thomas Kemp Cartmell, mostly during the late war years and Reconstruction, 1864-1866. The entries were written at the Cartmell family estate, "Retirement," in Frederick County, Virginia.
Dates: 1864-1872; Majority of material found in 1864-1866
Identifier: MSN/MN 0510
Overview A collection including more than 2,500 pieces of correspondence to and from Thomas W. Cridler, mostly relating to his role as European Commissioner for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (the St. Louis World's Fair) held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Some of Cridler's correspondence is with fair administrators and U.S. diplomatic figures; some is with representatives of European nations targeted for inclusion. Also in the collection are smaller accumulations of other types of fair-related...
Dates: 1898-1911; Majority of material found in 1901-1904
Identifier: MSE/IR 1082
Overview A collection of papers of Tom O'Flaherty including manuscript and typescript fiction and autobiography, and letters, all apparently written from 1933 to 1935.
Dates: 1932 - 1935
Identifier: MSE/IR 1401
Overview Correspondence, notes and theses from the collection of Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Irish scholar and lexicographer.
Dates: 1916 - 1990
Identifier: EPH 5057
Scope and Contents One board game for any even number of players designed to simulate football game play. The board is printed in green yellow, red, and black, and marked to resemble a football field. Players spin a dial marked with numbers from 1-12. Tables on the game board indicate gains or losses correlating with each spin result. A two-sided football game piece (lost from this set) is used to track movement up and down the field. The game was played in four quarters and with points (for touchdowns, place...
Identifier: EPH 5039
Scope and Contents This collection consists of publications and printings created by The Closet Press at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The Trinity Closet Press was a hand press run by members of the Library's Department of Early Printed Books. It was founded in 1973 by Mary M. Pollard as a teaching tool to give students and staff first-hand experience of book production methods in the hand-press period. The Press was housed in the basement of the Printing House at Trinity College and ceased operations in...
Dates: 1973-1987, 1991-1995
Identifier: MSN/COL 9300
Overview Three volumes of business records, mostly in day book form, of the Great Barrington, Massachusetts general merchant Truman Wheeler. The records range in date from 1764 to 1813, with an emphasis on the years prior to the Revolution.
Identifier: EPH 5058
Scope and Contents One incomplete set of games originally issued as the ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box,’ along with unrelated game pieces and magic trick props. Games present and issued with the original ‘Fun Box’ set are: ‘Putting on the Lid’ (1 game board, 17 discs), ‘Amrest’ (1 game board), and ‘Naval Battle’ (1 game board). The ‘Fun Box’ was originally manufactured by Geo. B. Doan & Co., Chicago, and copyrighted in 1905. The ‘Twentieth Century Fun Box’ is incomplete per description on box lid....
Identifier: MSN/MN 3014
Overview Fifty-five letters written by American novelist, playwright, and essayist Upton Sinclair to Melville L. Kress, dated between 1933 and 1958.
Dates: 1933-1958; Majority of material found in 1938-1948
Identifier: MSH/LAT 0078
Scope and Contents This collection consists of political ephemera associated with various Uruguayan political parties. Materials include documents from the Movimiento Revolucionario Nacionalista, as well as from Wilson Ferreira and Uruguayan political parties, including the Partido Nacional (Blanco) and the Partido Colorado. Materials include broadsides, posters, newspaper/magazine articles, pamphlets, manifestos, manuals, speeches, presidential decrees and electoral propaganda.
Identifier: MSN/EA 8006
Overview A personal journal kept by the purser of the schooner-gunboat U.S.S. Bonita during the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1847.
Identifier: MSE/REE 0006
Overview The materials include collections assembled by Vagrich Bakhchanyan (1938-2009), a prominent Soviet and, after emigration, American artist, writer, and poet, and his wife Irene: The Stalin Test (drawings of Joseph Stalin by leading Russian and émigré artists, writers, and cultural figures), the Eduard Limonov Papers, the Mail Art Collection, and the Vagrich and Irene Bakhchanyan papers, which consist of correspondence, materials from Bakhchanyan's library, photographs, and visual ephemera.
- Letters (correspondence) 108
- Manuscripts (documents) 65
- Clippings (information artifacts) 46
- Correspondence 40
- Photographs 40
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence 35
- Diaries 28
- Pamphlets 27
- Ephemera 25
- Postcards 24
- Electronic records (digital records) 18
- Broadsides (notices) 16
- Articles 15
- Board games (game sets) 15
- Journals (accounts) 15
- Black-and-white photographs 14
- Magazines (periodicals) 14
- Game pieces (game elements) 13
- Gameboards (board game elements) 13
- Poetry 13 ∧ less
- English 261
- Spanish; Castilian 24
- French 23
- Russian 10
- Italian 8
- German 6
- Polish 4
- Portuguese 4
- Irish 3
- Chinese 2
- Latin 2
- Catalan; Valencian 1
- Czech 1
- Danish 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Georgian 1
- Nahuatl languages 1 ∧ less
- McLoughlin Bros. 6
- United States. Navy 5
- Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 4
- Boston Braves (Baseball team) 3
- Catholic Church 3
- Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) 3
- Chicago White Sox (Baseball team) 3
- Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team) 3
- Unidentified 3
- United States. Army. 3
- Baltimore Orioles (Baseball team) 2
- Behan, Brendan 2
- Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 2
- Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) 2
- Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) 2
- Cleveland Indians (Baseball team) 2
- Confederate States of America. Army 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, 1st 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 26th 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 30th 2 ∧ less