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0273: Frederick Brown Collection, 1818-1926, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1979

0273: Frederick Brown Collection, 1818-1926, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The materials in this collection consist of volumes collected by Frederick Brown. There appears to be no broad theme, and the collection is eclectic. All contents of the collection will be outlined in the container list; where additional description is needed, notes will be made in this section. Additional description begins in box one:

The Klansmen photograph has a notation of “Fred D. Schultz, -address redacted- Huntington, WVa” written on it.

The “Forget Me Not Album” was a blank volume published by J.C. Riker and written in by Miss Annie McDougall of Montgomery, New York beginning in 1857. The ...


0257: Martha Elizabeth Carpenter Miller Collection, 1898-1962, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1979

0257: Martha Elizabeth Carpenter Miller Collection, 1898-1962, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The majority of this collection consists of the handwritten and typed poetry of Martha Carpenter Miller. Many of the poems underwent multiple edits and rewrites, and her notes and corrections to her poems are included in this collection. The collection spans the years 1898-1962, with the bulk of the material from the 1930s-1950s. Miller wrote extensively, and the collection includes poems and partial poems, ideas, and short verses written on scrap paper, envelopes, paper towels, carboard, postcards, and various other types of paper. At the time of processing, original order was largely unknown. In organizing the materials, there were occasionally ...


0248: James N. Potts Papers, 1861-1906, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1979

0248: James N. Potts Papers, 1861-1906, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection predominately consists of a Civil War diary by James Potts. Legibility of the copy of the diary is limited given that it is a xeroxed black and white copy.

The cover of the diary says, “Romance of the War by James N. Potts [illegible] Commissary [illegible] Book Commencing Dec. 12th, 1861 Hunter’sville, Va, Pocahontas Co., Virginia”. The first thirty-one pages consist of a ledger tracking provisions for 1861-1862. In order, the contents after are as follows: recipes, ciphers or “enigmas”, journal entries from 1861 to 1867, an 1869 letter to the editor of the “Herald” from Williamsville ...