Title: [Draft of notes]
Six undated pages of draft notes by Arthur Ruhl. Handwriting is somewhat illegible.
At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 85,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World through the end of the twentieth century.
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Democratic party. Georgia.
Title: Colored Voters Read
One broadside entitled, "Colored Voters Read," dated 1894 printed by Georgia's Democratic Party. Asks the question, "What Evidence have the Negroes of this State that Schools will be provided for their Children in case the Third Party gets into Power?" Details and compares taxes paid toward school funds between black and white people. Concludes that "...in the matter of schools alone the negro received more than three times as much money, as he pays in to the Public Treasurer from all sources."
1899 December 25
Title: [Group photo of U.S. Navy sailors]
Place, date, and names are written on mount. Back row (left to right): Frank Pape, Bay City Mich. R.W. McDonald, Buffalo, NY. W.T.K. Brown (no place listed). F.D. Grier, Philadelphia, Pa. E.E. Gold, Chicago, Ill. Joseph Bolingbrook (no place listed). Inscription on versi says "S.W.K.B."
Members of the regiment
Title: The story of the twenty-first regiment, Connecticut volunteer infantry, during the Civil War
From the Press of the Stewart Printing Co. Inside front cover signed by "Lucien F. Burpee," who appears to be related to Thomas F. Burpee, one of the colonels of the 21st Connecticut killed during the war. The book plate of Lucien Burpee partially covers his signature. Written because "The survivors of the Twenty-First Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, proud of their record and achievements during three years of active service, feel that is due to their children and those who may come after them, that their experiences in camp, in bivouac and on the field of battle should be more…
New York (State). Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Ch
Title: Final report on the battlefield of Gettysburg
Spine title: New York at Gettysburg. Monuments commission report for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company. Written in accordance with a New York state act "to provide for designating the positions and movements of the troops of the State of New York on the battlefield of Gettysburg." Contains itineraries, rosters, and casualty lists of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia, and reports of monument dedication ceremonies. Contains maps in each volume related to the Battle of Gettysburg.
Eldridge, W. C. (fl. 1900)
Title: Elementary manual of practice. Civil war claims.
Manual regarding Civil War pension claims published by the Government Printing Office. Compiled by Eldridge and L. R. Ginn for the office of F. H. Morris, Auditor for the War Department. Includes information on Bounty Acts, veteran's status, heirship in bounty, desertion, death after discharge, recruits, volunteers, drafted men, substitutes, and instructions to African American soldiers, among other topics. Contains a sticker and imprint from Dover Public Library, Dover, New Hampshire. Includes handwritten numbers and letters underneath the title on page three.
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