Scrapbook (150 pages) maintained by Chamberlin that documents her family history, and contains information on the various hotels run by Franklin Tenney. There are early legal documents for the Varnum family, as well as other documents for the Tenney and Chamberlin families. In addition, there are newspaper clippings, letters, broadsides, advertisements, photographs, and invitations. Many items have been laid or tipped in.
Includes eleven bills of sale for enslaved people: • George, 22 or 23, and Sam, about 7: From Harrison and Francis Hicks of Giles County, TN, to Clement Comer Clay of Huntsville, AL, for "one negro man, slave, of black complexion, twenty two or three years old, named George, and also one negro boy, slave, of dark complexion, about seven years old named Sam." For $1250. 1818 March 12. • Isaac, about 12: From Edmund Hardy and Fortundaus (?) S. Cook to Comer Clay, for one enslaved boy, "of black complexion, about twelve years old, named Isaac." For $700. 1818 June 08 • Dick, about 26: From Arthur F. Hopkins to Clement Comer Clay, for "a certain negro man, named Dick, about twenty six years old". For $900. 1819 June 01 • Hampton, about 13: From J. Willis Pope (?) of Hunstville, AL, to Clement C. Clay, for "a certain negro boy, about thirteen years old, of a yellowish complexion, named Hampton" for $500. 1820 March 03 • Dedun, about 15: From Colin Bishop of Madison County, AL, to Clement C. Clay for "a negro boy, named Dedun, of dark complexion, about fifteen years old." For $500. 1821 November 25 • Davy: Letter from C. Bishop in Huntsville, AL, to his father Wyatt Bishop, agreeing to sell "his man Davy" to "Judge Clay" for $500; says to tell Davy he won't be far from his wife. 1822 January 01. Wyatt Bishop added note on reverse affirming receipt of payment from a C.C. Clay • Treasy/Crecy, 30 or 31, and her children Jacob, 13, Aimy, 7, and Joe, 7 or 8 months: From William F. Withers to Clement C. Clay for "Treasy alias Crecy" "a negro woman of black complexion" age 30-31; Jacob "yellow" 13; Aimy, 7; Joe, 7-8 months old. For $1200. 1822 August 07. • Jacob, about 22: From William Clay, Jr to Clement C. Clay, for one enslaved man "Jacob, about twenty two years of age, and of a dark complexion." 1823 July 15 • Minerva, 30, and her son Stephen, about 1 year, and Celia, 32, and her son Abraham, 1 year: From John Grayson, Madison County, AL, to Clement C. Clay. For $794. 1825 January 24. • Garland, 19: From John Taylor and Jesse Mundy of Amherst County, VA, to Clement C. Clay, for a 19 year old man Garland, "black complexion." For $600. 1825 October 08. • Nanny, 38, and her children Nancy, 7, Jackson, 4, and Sampson, 2: From William F. Withers of Lauderdale County, AL, to Clement C. Clay, for Nanny about 38; and her three children, Nancy age 7, Jackson age 4 and Sampson age 2. For $1000. 1826 September 02.
Letters between family members also reference individual enslaved persons, particularly multiple letters from William Clay to his son Clement Comer Clay in 1823-1824 regarding someone named Cynthia requesting C.C. Clay send Crecy to her, and how this travel might take place. Also includes a letter to C.C. Clay from a George Mas(son?), 1818 July 05, regarding the likelihood of purchasing enslaved people and where it can best be accomplished.
Also includes other letters from and to C.C. Clay, Sr., regarding court business; letters from William Clay regarding court business, running of plantations, and hiring of and other matters related to enslaved people; and other family and professional letters.
Decorative trade cards (ranging in size from 5x8cm to 11x19 cm) advertising businesses or services offered by women, including millinery, fancy goods, hair work, painting, teaching, music, bricklaying, dressmaking, apothecaries, and a clairvoyant. These trade cards all appear to originate from Great Britain or the United States.
Examples of decorative women's calling cards, ranging in size from 3x9 cm to 6x10 cm. Also includes a set of place cards for Miss Marjorie Nicolson.
Assorted printed examples of items related to women-owned business ventures, pay, and income, including: life insurance for women brochures; advertisements and catalogs issued by women for boarding houses, ladies' classes, or gardening or grocery supplies; help wanted advertisements from various businesses, seeking women to hire for work as inspectors and door-to-door sales agents; a pay bill for Champfleurie Garderners' and Labourers' including Thomas and Mrs. McIntyre (1865); tickets, handouts, and circulars for services offered by women; lace specimen samples from Mme. Gurney and Co; a pensioner card for a firefighter's widow. There are some oversize materials in this section, including: a 1922 diploma (43x56 cm) for Nina E. Wilcox, earning a Philosopher of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractirs; a broadside advertising a 1914 recital by Louise Thornton, reader and impersonator in Boston; a broadside for Mrs. E. C. Cowdrey, Milliner, in Falls Village, Conn.; a Daly's Theatre playbill from 1884 , printed on fabric, with advertisements for E. A. Morrison's Elegant Bonnets; and a broadside (34 x 42cm) advertising the 1839 sale of two adjoining tenements in Godalming, "Late the Property and Residence of the Widow Crouch, deceased; who for many years carrier on the Trade of a Cooper, and for which the Premises are well adapted."
Includes a printed circular, "Statistics of Lowell Manufactures" (1848).
Empty wooden box decorated to look like Ladies' Cabinet book, intended to be stored on a bookshelf. Book's cover is a lid for the box, which opens to reveal a hidden storage compartment. Interior of the box lid has a small landscape with lace trim adhered to the surface, but no name or date information regarding the former owner.
Assorted portraits and images of women, approximately 1600s-1930s 3 Files — 2 folders in Box 1, and 1 item in Oversize Folder 1
Single sheet pages or items collected by Baskin which tend to contain an engraved or etched portrait, or at times a photomechanical print, of a woman or feminine person. Many images depict European royalty or other aristocratic figures, or women cultural or literary figures. Most pages include a printed caption with the woman's name.
Assorted examples of artwork, advertisements, caricatures, and comics or cartoon illustrations of women. Includes a manipulated postcard with a bird removing a woman's wig, mocking her empty head. Includes a manipulated item which shows a chaste woman after and a party woman before marriage. Also contains an illustrated woman reading with an accompanying poem advising ladies to "Leave reading until you return, It looks so much better at home." Also contains a comic called "Jane" published by Mick White, 1941, which shows a naked woman at an Royal Air Force decontamination center being ogled by various soldiers.
Campbell family papers, 1812-1882 52 items
Includes letters primarily written to Cornelius Bowman Campbell's parents, Rebecca (Whitcomb) and Hezekiah, although a few other individuals are addressees. Topics include visits and visitors; news of friends and family members; announcements of births, deaths, and weddings; and descriptions of balls held. There are also several letters discussing genealogical information for the Campbell and Whitcomb families. Includes an indenture for Hezekiah to learn the shoemaking trade, a small account book with unidentified owner (1843-1844), and part of a dressmaker's pattern. Two letters contain fabric samples for a dress and a bonnet.
Family correspondence to Neill Brown and other relatives, including Hugh and Duncan Brown and John Gillespie, Neill Brown's son-in-law. Topics include family health, the family's migration from the Carolinas to Tennessee, "land got from Indians" and subsequent colonization and settlement by white slaveholding communities, and Presbyterian ministry efforts.
Includes a note written by an unnamed enslaved man to "master John" asking for the reason "you always preach to the white folks and keep your back to us." The letter writer continues, "If I should ask you what must I do to be saved perhaps you would tel me pray let the bible be your gide [.] this would do very well if we could read I do not think there is one in fifty that can read but I have been more fortunate than the most of the black people I can read and write in my way as to be understood I hopes. I have a weak mind about the duteys of religious people If God sent you to preach to siners did he direct you to keep your face to the white folks constantly or is it because these give you money if this is the cause we are the very persons that labored for this money but it is handed to you by our masters." This letter follows a letter from John Fort Jr., Wayne Co. South Carolina, to Hugh Brown, Robeson Co. N.C., dated 1821 June 26. There is a typescript of the note alongside the original in the collection.
41 loose (but rebound) journal pages kept by Brown, containing family history, medical prescriptions and recipes, notes on colonial American history, agricultural and weather records, and financial accounts. Some pages include names, marriage dates, and birthdates of children, including the children of Malcolm Smith and Sarah Patterson (1740s-1760s), and Daniel Smith and Catherine Brown (1770s-1780s).
The volume also contains Brown's notes on names and birthdates of children born to enslaved women, including "names and ages of Amey's children" (nine children: Fancy, Isaac, Antony, Clarsey, Manuel, Alfred, Virgel, Jake, Hamlet, born between 1799 and 1819) as well as "names and ages of Fancy's children" (ten children: Owen, Madson, Sampson, Amey, Robert, Clarsey, Antony, George, Manuel, Effie born between 1818 and 1838). One page contains a note from Neill Brown dated 1830 July 6 reads "I wish Hugh to have Madison; William to have Sampson; Clarency for Catherine's children; Robert for young A. Buie; old Amey for Elizabeth."
File includes a typed transcription of the journal prepared by Bradley M. Buie in 2000.
Photocopy of original held elsewhere.
Includes oversize newspapers: issue Spirit of the Age (Vol. X no. 35, dated 1859 April 27) and issue of Richmond Christian Advocate (Vol. III no. 18, dated 1849 May 3).
Letters, 1817-1856 3 folders
Financial Papers, 1808-1876 and undated 6 folders — Approximately 500 items and two volumes.
Two account books, and loose receipts, bills, promissory notes, estate papers, and other financial records concerning the Bullock family, particularly John Bullock's general store in Granville County (now Vance), and the 19th century farms and small plantations of the Bullocks and other relations. Of particular note are two 1836 documents concerning the purchase by John Bullock from the Torrey or Toney family of an African American woman, Kitty, and her three children, Martha Ann, Mordecai, and Sally.
Two bound volumes, missing covers, listing accounts from John Bullock's general merchandise store in rural Granville County (now Vance), North Carolina; the smaller volume is from 1808, while the larger volume dates from 1818-1819. The entries are listed by personal name. Several Bullocks are regular customers. Total approximately 200 pages.
Series contains legal papers mainly recorded in Granville County, including a handful of indentures and deeds for land, several summons initiated by John Bullock for non-payment, a record relating to William Anderson's estate, an estate trial for Dennis Royster with William Bullock as administrator, as well as a few records pertaining to community disputes.
Caleb Budlong physician's account books, 1817-1843, 1915 and undated 8 volumes and 1 folder
Manuscript map with color depicting land and shoreline of Lake Mattemuskeet, including a segment of land in dispute between the Parmer and Clayton property holders. A later clipping discusses the lake, which had by then been drained.
Charles L. Abernethy Sr. papers, 1713-1972, bulk 1907-1959 85 Linear Feet — 160 boxes; 2 oversize folders — Approximately 60,855 items
The collection principally comprises a large series of correspondence and legal records accumulated by North Carolina lawyer and politician Charles L. Abernethy, Sr. during his tenure as U.S. Congressman. There are papers relating to the senior Abernethy's law practice and business dealings in Beaufort and New Bern, N.C. (including legal papers concerning land development in Carteret County, Cape Lookout, and Horse Island maintained by both father and son).
Other materials include deeds and other early papers, political speeches, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks of Abernethy's political career, a diary, and the Abernethy coat-of-arms. There are also papers assembled by Abernethy's son, Charles L. Abernethy, Jr., a lawyer in his father's firm, and a volume of his poetry.
A lare group of photographs and albums includes a photograph album containing snapshots the elder Abernethy took during a congressional trip to Alaska for three months of 1923 (including photographs of President and Mrs. Harding), as well as a typescript of his diary from the trip; and an album containing postcards of Beaufort, N.C, in 1907, featuring a celebration of either the 200th anniversary of the town's founding or the opening of passenger and rail service to the town (or both).
Insurance policies, deeds of trust, and land plats pertaining to Bellevue property and W.R. Abbot's property elsewhere in Virginia and in Kansas City; legal papers of Ellen Abbot's pre-Civil War residence in Georgetown; records of W.R. Abbot's partnership with J.P. Holcombe and his assumption of Bellevue subsequent to Holcombe's death; affidavits of family members recording receipt of inheritance; and original deeds of trust recording land grants made in Virginia to John B. Minor from Sir Thomas Carr of Topping Castle.
Asian maps collection, 1771-1945 4.0 Linear Feet — 10 items
The Asian Maps Collection comprises maps of Korea, China, and Japan, dated from 1771-1945. Several of the maps are full color, and include woodblock prints. Several maps include information on military installments. A few maps include hand-written notations.
This is the autograph and signed letter collection of Benjamin W. Austin. Many of the letters and autographs were obtained through Mr. Austin's written request, but older items appear to have come from the autograph collection of Henry Sheldon of Salisbury, Vermont. Although many items are older, most of Mr. Austin's active collecting was done in the 1880s and 1890s. The group includes items from Congressmen, Civil War heroes, literary figures, and educators. Of special note in the collection is a 1798 message from William Henry Harrison at Fort Washington. Many of the items are accompanied by biographical clippings and several are attached to photographs. Of particular interest are the vintage photographs of Commander Gilbert C. Wittse, naval engineer William H. Shock, and statesman and educator J. L. M. Curry.
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Sales slips and bills of Beauregard in Philadelphia, buying medicinal goods and settling acounts (1817-1819); three letters from "Good Rest" (1822), one from his overseer, Richard Newman, one from his manager, John Cotter, and a letter from young Dr. Beauregard to his father in Augusta, Ga. An undated list of the goods and slaves of his plantation in included in the collection.
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Stephen Row Bradley and his son William Czar Bradley were lawyers who, as residents of Westminster, Vermont, served in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives respectively. Later Stephen moved to Walpole, New Hampshire. Many prominent New Englanders corresponded with them about Federalist, Republican, and Democratic politics, patronage, and legal and personal matters. Stephen's son-in-law, Samuel Griswold Goodrich ("Peter Parley") was his most frequent correspondent. Other subjects of the correspondence include the Vermont militia, relations between the U.S. and Tripoli, attitudes toward the War of 1812, surveying of the northeastern boundary between the U.S. and Canada, General Lafayette's visit to Thomas Jefferson in 1824, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson.
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Collection consists of two undated engravings of Brown, a letter, and a memorandum bound in pink ribbon. The letter is addressed to the Secretary of the Navy and was written in Brown's capacity as Commander. The full title of the memorandum booklet is "Memoranda of occurences and some important facts attending the Campaign on the Niagara." Brown narrates the events of the campaign. There are verified copies of major communications during the campaign, including messages from J.C. Calhoun, James Monroe, General Ripley, and others. Of special interest is a sort of appendix consisting of "An Estimate of the British Regular Troops in Upper Canada, July 1, 1814. With a view of their distribution." It is a detailed look at early nineteenth century military conflicts.
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Correspondence and papers of Henry William De Saussure and of grandson Wilmot Gibbes De Saussure, South Carolina legislator and Confederate Army officer. Subjects include the establishment of South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina), the Mexican War, conditions in the Confederacy, political phases of Reconstruction, an interview between Carl Schurz and Henry A. De Saussure, effect of the contested election of 1877, and the Charleston earthquake of August 31, 1886. Also included are documents concerning real estate transfers, and genealogical records of the Bacot, Burden, De Saussure, Gourdin, Hamilton, Mood, Pringle, and Swinton families. Among the correspondents and persons mentioned are P.G.T. Beauregard, Henry Alexander De Saussure, John M. De Saussure, Adam T. Millican, Benjamin Silliman, and Henry D.A. Ward. The 5 items collected by the Daltons were merged into this collection.
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These 22 items are largely correspondence written in Washington, DC or sent to Washington, DC. Examples include a 1928 letter from Herbert Hoover to John Mullowney of Nashville, TN, a 1901 letter from Senator Orville H. Platt to Julius Brown, Esq., an 1884 letter from Secretary of the Interior, Henry M. Teller to U. S. Representative Richard Warner, an 1881 letter from Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, an 1879 letter from then-U. S. Representative James A. Garfield to Joseph Carter of Missouri, an 1877 letter from Z. Chandler, Chairman of the National Republican Committee to George Carter of New Orleans, an 1863 and an 1866 letter from U. S. Representative Schuyler Colfax, and an 1865 letter written by Confederate veteran, George C. Watkins of Little Rock to Washington lawyer James Carlisle, regarding Watkins' legal post-war woes. This folder is in Box 3 of the Harry L. and Mary K. Dalton Collection.
Papers in this collection include letters, as well as financial and legal documents. The oldest item is a French marriage contract drawn in 1763, in the name of Louis Renee Adrien Dugas. Most of the material in the collection, however, pertains to Leon Frederick E. Dugas, who traveled extensively as a cotton merchant and general factor. Letters to Dugas discuss business and prices, as well as numerous lawsuits and disputes with importers. Several letters to Dugas from his brother-in-law and partner Paul Ronignol, are in French. A letterpress volume from 1845 records much of Dugas's correspondence from that year. Many of these letters are in French, and virtually all deal with matters of finance, cotton sales, or estate settlements. Of interest are documents representing Dugas's attempts to gain control of the Habersham Iron Works; papers relating to the sale of slaves to the family; and an inventory showing that in 1827, the Dugas family purchased most of the land, goods, and slaves of "Good-Rest," the Edgefield, S.C. home of Dr. Beauregard.
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