Davenport Ormsbee, Frances (fl. 1860 - 1916)
Autograph letter signed
Title: A War Reminiscence by Frances B. Ormsbee
First a manuscript copy and then typed.
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Title: Middlesex County Virginia documents [Decimalized: .01-.85]
A collection of eighty seven documents, many regarding the slave trade in Middlesex County Virginia. Includes by-laws for Colored Ladies Lincoln Association and a document regarding a freeman emancipating an enslaved person who will be his wife. Also includes slave sales documents. The collection also includes materials relating to the Pursoll family, the Winn family, and a printed document signed by Peter V. Daniel, who later served as Supreme Court Justice. A finding aid list was created by Pierpont Morgan Library.
5 June 1779
General Assembly of New Hampshire
Title: Declaration of rights and plan of government for the State of New Hampshire.
This document is a legal document that affirms the legitimacy of the government of New Hampshire. Explicates a plan of government as well as affirming the rights of citizens. Docketed on recto by Isaac Andrews.
26 December 1795
Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)
Autograph letter signed
Title: to Thomas B. Adams
Observations of riots by the poor of London, who were attempting to get more power from the government. Adams calls the rioters "Revolutionists" and notes their hunger, possibly indicating that they took inspiration from the French Revolution and referencing the poor harvest of 1795 as a direct cause for the unrest. Mentions Parliament's suppression of these outrages against "the royal virtues and crimes of the Jacobins" by passing the Treasonable Practices Act and the Seditious Meetings Act, which limited political discussion. Praises Thomas, who was John Quincy's brother, for becoming "a thinking animal." Discounts flattery from their father (referred to as "the great man") as well as from London's press, which attempted to portray John Quincy as an "Envoy Extraordinary." Discusses family matters, and personal and governmental financial issues.
Bailey Family (fl. ca. 1800-1855)
Title: War of 1812 documents and correspondence including muster rolls [decimalized .001 - .107]
Mostly receipts, militia muster rolls, etc. relating to the Bailey family. Includes some legal documents before and after the war. Also contains correspondence of the Flitner family (1850s) and a single letter concerning the Union blockade off the North Carolina coast.
Harris, Edwin E. (fl. 1801-1879)
Title: [Collection of Edwin E. Harris, field and staff, 8th battallion, Missouri, infantry][Decimalized .001-.228]
Letters primarily belonging to Edwin E. Harris dated 1801-1879. Consists of approximately 228 letters sent between Harris and his wife, Margaret Harris and other family members while serving in the 8th Battallion, Missouri Infantry. Contains personal and war correspondence sent to various recipients. War correspondence relates to Harris's service as a surgeon. Personal correspondence was primarily sent to his wife. Harris's writing closes in 1864 when news of his death is sent to his wife. Documents dated after his death are related to the process of receiving benefits. Also included in the collection are letters that Margaret Harris received from her nephews Samuel W. Ritchey and Tom Johnson, who also were serving in the war. GLC03135.10 #7 is a Valentine's Day poem to his wife, dated 1856.
Pinkney, William (1764-1822)
Autograph manuscript signed
Title: record book
Inscribed in the inside front cover: "U.S. Military Camp Morton February 1865 Property of J.A. Soiecki" p. 2 - list of five court cases from 1868. p. 5 - very brief history of the battle of Piedmont p. 6 - 17 biography of William Pickney, "Unanimously inscribed by the Board and Bar of to the Imperishable Memory of William Pinkney of Baltimore"
no date 1876
Bachelder, John B.
Title: [notes on terra cotta fountain of two children]
One of the most charming designs in the Exhibition is the fountain of Terra Cotta representing two children standing under a spread umbrella above which the jet of water plays.... Autograph note, probably ca. 1876 and accompanied by #19, upon which dating is based.
Title: [wood engraving. Charge of the 40th N.Y. (Col. Egan) at the Devil's Den. Gettysburg, July 2d. 1863]
Wood engraving. "Richardson, sc." This engraving appears to be an angle similar to JBB's drawing of the Devil's Den in the Gettysburg sketchbook. GLC# 2670 leaf 5.
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