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Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight Sep 2014

Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.


"To The People Of New Orleans" Broadside, By John T. Monroe, April 25, 1862., John T. Monroe Apr 2014

"To The People Of New Orleans" Broadside, By John T. Monroe, April 25, 1862., John T. Monroe

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

In this item, a broadside about 12" x 18", Mayor of New Orleans John T. Monroe addresses the citizens of that city just prior to its capitulation in the American Civil War, April 25, 1862.


Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney Feb 2014

Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to whether or not a claim of $1690.33 made by Shippers Compress Company has been paid to N. & W. October 25, 1887.


Mahatma Gandhi Letter, Mahatma Gandhi Jan 1933

Mahatma Gandhi Letter, Mahatma Gandhi

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Gandhi writes from Yeravda Prison in Poona, India in 1933 in apparent response to Harry Deutch, of the Bronx.


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

A letter from Anna Harrison, the wife of 9th President William Harrison, to a "dear friend and cousin" about current status and well being of family relations. Harrison explains that she is thankful for her good health. Written from Northbend, Ohio.


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Anna Harrison, wife of ninth President William Henry Harrison, writes to a friend in Vermont, apologizing for a current indisposition, which prevented her from attending to a request sooner. Dated August 28, year unknown.


Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier Jan 1901

Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Cabinet card is 6.5in (16.5cm) tall and 4.5in (11cm) wide. Millie and Christine are photographed in full portrait, each in fine clothes and shoes, each grasping the curtains that frame them in the photographer's studio. Christine, presumably the figure on the right, hold a fan in her right hand.


Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew Jan 1900

Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Askew writes to several correspondents regarding some business matters and payments. Letter on stationary featuring political flag of the Confederate States of America and entitling reading "Head Quarters Chatham Artillery." Chatham Artillery was a militia organization from Savannah Georgia that entered service for the Confederacy in 1862.


Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett Jan 1900

Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Joel R. Poinsett writes to Commodore David Porter, requesting a "family dinner with an old friend" and Poinsett's Secretary of Legation, John Mason.


Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber Jan 1900

Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Verso abstract includes note: "Prof Col College, South Carolina, Now in N.Y."


Wade Hampton Letter Recommending W.W. Calvo To Do Clerical Work For General D.S. Walker. 1880., Wade Hampton May 1880

Wade Hampton Letter Recommending W.W. Calvo To Do Clerical Work For General D.S. Walker. 1880., Wade Hampton

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Wade Hampton writes to General D.S. Walker recommending a young man, W.W. Calvo, as competent to do clerical work for him during the ensuing campaign, dated May 12, 1880.


Wade Hampton Letter Regarding Memorium Of General E. Lee To Colonel Charles Marshall, 1871., Wade Hampton Mar 1871

Wade Hampton Letter Regarding Memorium Of General E. Lee To Colonel Charles Marshall, 1871., Wade Hampton

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Wade Hampton writes to Colonel Charles Marshall a letter in memorium of General Robert E. Lee. He discusses and honors General Lee's "great deeds & spotless virtue", "marvelous military career", and utmost desire to serve, dated March 28, 1871.


Carte-De-Visite Photograph: "2 Headed Girl, Millie Crissie," No Date., J. H. Fitzgibbon Dec 1869

Carte-De-Visite Photograph: "2 Headed Girl, Millie Crissie," No Date., J. H. Fitzgibbon

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy in full portrait. Date of photograph unknown (likely ca. 1870, subjects died 1912).


Photograph: Tintype In Paper Sleeve Depicting A Man And Two Young Women, N.D., Anonymous Dec 1869

Photograph: Tintype In Paper Sleeve Depicting A Man And Two Young Women, N.D., Anonymous

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Tintype exposure is about 1"W x 2"H.

A girl in a white dress stands next to a seated man in dark clothes with her left arm around his shoulder. The man wears a hat and his hands rest on his lap. A young woman or girl, also in a white dress, sits next to him with her hands folded in her lap.

Date of photograph is unknown but tintypes flourished in popularity in the 1860s and 1870s and the clothing of the figures suggests a similar time period.


Signed Photograph Of Robert E. Lee And George Peabody (And Others) At White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 1869., Unknown Aug 1869

Signed Photograph Of Robert E. Lee And George Peabody (And Others) At White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 1869., Unknown

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This photograph, taken 1869 at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is the last photograph of Robert E. Lee before his death in 1870. Seen by some as a symbol of early reconciliation between North and South, the image features Lee (seated, 2nd from left) alongside George Peabody (seated, 3rd from left). Peabody was a British-American industrialist and philanthropist who supported the Union during the war, but was fêted by fellow guests at the Springs in 1869 for his postwar generosity and investment in the Southern education system. Both he and Lee shared the belief that education was the best means ...


Fragment Of Land Survey Including Sketch Of Nathan Parris' Land, Spartanburg, South Carolina, October 15, 1867., John Baukston Davis, Nathan Parris Oct 1867

Fragment Of Land Survey Including Sketch Of Nathan Parris' Land, Spartanburg, South Carolina, October 15, 1867., John Baukston Davis, Nathan Parris

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This fragment contains a sketch of land apparently belonging to Nathan Parris and the beginning of an apparent account of the survey. The reverse side has some docket annotations.


U.S. Army General Robert Anderson Letter In Which He Provides His Autograph, Roxbury, Mass., October 28, 1866., Robert Anderson Oct 1866

U.S. Army General Robert Anderson Letter In Which He Provides His Autograph, Roxbury, Mass., October 28, 1866., Robert Anderson

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Anderson apologizes for his delayed response to the request for his autograph.


Carte De Visite, Confederate Generals Sterling Price, John Magruder, William Hardeman, Henry Allen, And Thomas C. Hindman In Mexico, In Civilian Dress, Ca. 1866; Print From Negative By Matthew Brady., Matthew B. Brady Jan 1866

Carte De Visite, Confederate Generals Sterling Price, John Magruder, William Hardeman, Henry Allen, And Thomas C. Hindman In Mexico, In Civilian Dress, Ca. 1866; Print From Negative By Matthew Brady., Matthew B. Brady

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

These Confederate Generals left the United States for Mexico at the close of the Civil War. Standing in the rear (left to right) are John Bankhead Magruder and William P. Hardeman. Seated (left to right) are Henry W. Allen, Sterling Price, and Thomas C. Hindman. Verso indicates original negative by Matthew Brady. Verso annotations do not appear to be completely correct in identification of subjects.

Source: "http://ozarkscivilwar.org/photographs/confederate-generals-sterling-price-john-magruder-william-hardeman-henry-allen-and-thomas-c-hindman/"


Percival Drayton Letter To Ely Mccauley, July 28, 1865, Washington, D.C., Percival Drayton Jul 1865

Percival Drayton Letter To Ely Mccauley, July 28, 1865, Washington, D.C., Percival Drayton

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Drayton writes he is glad to hear that McCauley's health is improving and invites him to Washington, D.C. if he has time to visit. At the time of writing, McCauley was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and Drayton was head of the Bureau of Navigation and Office of Detail within the Navy; this letter is written on the bureau's stationary.


A Letter From Robert E. Lee Containing His Autograph For General J.M. St. John. Cartersville, Virginia, July 25, 1865., Robert Edward Lee Jul 1865

A Letter From Robert E. Lee Containing His Autograph For General J.M. St. John. Cartersville, Virginia, July 25, 1865., Robert Edward Lee

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

A letter from Robert E. Lee to General J.M. St. John containing his autograph for the gratification of those who befriended their prisoners. Written near Cartersville, Virginia; dated July 22nd, 1865.


Discharge Of Myron Kennedy, U.S. Government Jun 1865

Discharge Of Myron Kennedy, U.S. Government

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Myron Kennedy, 19, of New York, is discharged from the United States Army in June 1865 after almost 3 years of service.


Letter From Joseph E. Johnston To Winnie, Joseph Eggleston Johnston Apr 1865

Letter From Joseph E. Johnston To Winnie, Joseph Eggleston Johnston

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Letter from Joseph E. Johnston to Winnie, written at Charlotte, N.C. on April 23, 1865, less than two weeks after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnston discusses the state of his forces and the Confederacy.


Six Military And Patriotic Illustrated Songs. Elaborately Colored. In A Novel Form. Series No. 1., Charles Magnus, John F. Poole, W. J. Florence, George P. Holt, Daniel Decatur Emmett, Tony Pastor, Dan Bryant Jan 1865

Six Military And Patriotic Illustrated Songs. Elaborately Colored. In A Novel Form. Series No. 1., Charles Magnus, John F. Poole, W. J. Florence, George P. Holt, Daniel Decatur Emmett, Tony Pastor, Dan Bryant

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This publication contains the lyrics to six songs, each accompanied by a color illustration, and an advertisement on the last page.

1. Our Grandfathers' Days

2. The Captain with his Whiskers

3. Want — A Substitute

4. Dixie's Land

5. Young American and ould Ireland

6. Kingdom Coming


Carte-De-Visite Composite Image: "Booth And His Associates," No Date., Anonymous Dec 1864

Carte-De-Visite Composite Image: "Booth And His Associates," No Date., Anonymous

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Composite carte-de-visite featuring the likenesses of John Wilkes Booth and the six men convicted of conspiring with him to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln and William Seward. No date.


Photograph, Four Unidentified United States Officers In Group Portrait Photograph By W.P. Egbert, Davenport, Iowa, No Date., W. P. Egbert Dec 1864

Photograph, Four Unidentified United States Officers In Group Portrait Photograph By W.P. Egbert, Davenport, Iowa, No Date., W. P. Egbert

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Four United States/Union/Federal officers pose in a group portrait photograph; two are seated, two stand. Each holds a sword. No subjects are identified but the verso of the photocard identifies W.P. Egbert, "Ambrotype and Photograph Artist," of Davenport, Iowa, as the creator. Creation date presumably American Civil War era, 1861-1865.


Letter From James Harrison To James A. Seddon, December 23, 1864., James Harrison Dec 1864

Letter From James Harrison To James A. Seddon, December 23, 1864., James Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Harrison, colonel in the Confederate Army, suggests to the Confederate Secretary of War James Seddon the establishment of an alliance with Comanche Native Americans to disrupt United States trade and government routes in the West.


Francis Pickens Letter To Col. Manigault Allowing Lieut. Col. Glover To Acquire To 160 Rifled Muskets For Defense. Summerville, South Carolina. July 23, 1864., Francis Wilkinson Pickens Jul 1864

Francis Pickens Letter To Col. Manigault Allowing Lieut. Col. Glover To Acquire To 160 Rifled Muskets For Defense. Summerville, South Carolina. July 23, 1864., Francis Wilkinson Pickens

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

F.W. Pickens orders that Colonel Manigault at Charleston allow Lieutenant Colonel Glover to have 160 rifled muskets for his reserve 1st Regiment in Summerville, South Carolina. Signed by F.W. Pickens, July 23, 1864.


Substitute Soldier Certificate For Phillip Siebert, New York County (N.Y.), Phillip Siebert Mar 1864

Substitute Soldier Certificate For Phillip Siebert, New York County (N.Y.), Phillip Siebert

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Phillip Siebert is mustered as a substitute soldier in the United States Army in return for $300.


Receipt To C. Sareon For Loss Of His Slave, Hooker, To Employment In The Confederate Army, South Carolina. Columbia, February, 1864., South Carolina Feb 1864

Receipt To C. Sareon For Loss Of His Slave, Hooker, To Employment In The Confederate Army, South Carolina. Columbia, February, 1864., South Carolina

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Instrument indicating Sareon received $1250 from S.C. for having Hooker, his slave, build military fortifications in the state.


John Hutchinson Letter To Joseph Fulford; December 2, 1863, North Carolina, John Hutchinson Dec 1863

John Hutchinson Letter To Joseph Fulford; December 2, 1863, North Carolina, John Hutchinson

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Hutchinson encloses a check to Fulford and instructs "please fill up for amt of my note due the Merchants' Bank of Newbern_ Please cancel the Note + send it to me."