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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.


Glenn Springs, So. Ca. : Its Location, Discovery, History, Personal Sketches Of Its Habitues, What It Will Cure, &C., Trimmier's Printing Office And Book Store, Simpson & Simpson Jan 1888

Glenn Springs, So. Ca. : Its Location, Discovery, History, Personal Sketches Of Its Habitues, What It Will Cure, &C., Trimmier's Printing Office And Book Store, Simpson & Simpson

Local History

From Introduction:

"[....][Y]ou will find this an interesting little volume, containing a romance of the discovery of Glenn Springs in the time of the Indians; its re-discovery by the white man, and its history, with personal sketches of some of South Carolina's distinguished men, who were constant visitors at this fountain of health; and other description of Glenn Springs as a Summer Resort and accounts of the wonderful results from the use of this water."


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).


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


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.


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.


Sworn Oath To Not Provide Liquor To Slaves; Liquor License., B. H. Teague, Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina Jul 1859

Sworn Oath To Not Provide Liquor To Slaves; Liquor License., B. H. Teague, Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

John F. Cutter attests to not provide or sell liquor to any slaves. Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, 1859.


Advertisement, Broadside: "Gang Of 25 Sea Island Cotton And Rice Negroes" (For Sale) By Louis D. Desausure, Charleston, S.C., 1852., Louis D. Desaussure Jan 1852

Advertisement, Broadside: "Gang Of 25 Sea Island Cotton And Rice Negroes" (For Sale) By Louis D. Desausure, Charleston, S.C., 1852., Louis D. Desaussure

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This is an advertisement for an upcoming sale of 25 people (5 families, 2 individuals) as slaves in Charleston, S.C. at Ryan's Mart on Chalmers Street, September 25, 1852.


Albert Sidney Johnson Letter To Texas Governor Peter Hansborough Bell Introducing Charles Stewart Todd. New Orleans, 1850., Albert Sidney Johnston Nov 1850

Albert Sidney Johnson Letter To Texas Governor Peter Hansborough Bell Introducing Charles Stewart Todd. New Orleans, 1850., Albert Sidney Johnston

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Albert Sidney Johnson letter to Texas governor Peter Hansborough Bell introducing Charles Stewart Todd, a commissioner appointed by the U.S. to execute aspects of the Treaty of Guadalupe (1848, between U.S. and Mexico). Specifically, Johnston notes Stewart is to "make such dispositions of the Indian tribes bordering upon the line about to be established between this [U.S.] government & Mexico, as will enable the Government of the U. States to carry out the stipulation of the treaty of Guadaloupe [sic]."


Warrant For $496.89 Due John A. Watie, Signed By Cherokee Leader Stand Watie. January 26, 1847., Stand Watie Jan 1847

Warrant For $496.89 Due John A. Watie, Signed By Cherokee Leader Stand Watie. January 26, 1847., Stand Watie

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Stand Watie signs a warrant for $496.89 owed his brother John A. Watie, January 26, 1847.


Slave Trade Ledger Of William James Smith, 1844-1854, William James Smith Dec 1843

Slave Trade Ledger Of William James Smith, 1844-1854, William James Smith

Local History

This ledger meticulously details the prices paid and received for scores of human beings (as slaves; only first names are recorded), as well as the expenses incurred by Smith in undertaking this business venture, such as feeding, clothing, sheltering, and nursing the people he purchased and sold. The details of the book illustrate that Smith took several "trips" between 1844 and 1854 to buy and sell slaves: detailed records of purchases and sales of "Negroes" exist for all of the years between 1844 and 1854. The listing of expenses for the year of 1844 (the most complete account) indicate that ...


Liquor License, Barnwell District, South Carolina, August 21, 1841., Barnwell District, South Carolina Aug 1841

Liquor License, Barnwell District, South Carolina, August 21, 1841., Barnwell District, South Carolina

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

In which the licensee, William Robertson Jr., swears to not "sell give exchange barter" liquor to any slaves. Signed by C.A. Scott.


Order To Pay Chu Walookee $7.50 From Public Funds For His Services, Endorsed By John Ross On Verso. August 23, 1834., John Ross, Richard Taylor, William Rogers Aug 1834

Order To Pay Chu Walookee $7.50 From Public Funds For His Services, Endorsed By John Ross On Verso. August 23, 1834., John Ross, Richard Taylor, William Rogers

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Order to pay and authorization by John Ross for $7.50 of public funds be paid to Chuwalookee for his services. Dated August 23rd, 1834.


List Of Slaves, Including Their Ages, At Spring Garden Plantation, Florida, 1829., Spring Garden Plantation Jan 1829

List Of Slaves, Including Their Ages, At Spring Garden Plantation, Florida, 1829., Spring Garden Plantation

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

This item is a list of over 80 "negroes" — slaves of African descent — at Spring Garden, a plantation in present-day DeLeon Springs State Park, Florida. The list notes the first names of slaves and their ages. Annotations indicate occupations and work assignments, family units, and if individuals were sent to Charleston or sold locally. The meaning of some annotations are unclear or at least not explicit, such as small circles next to females' names. Annotations indicate this list was used as reference more than once. One pair of twins is noted as are several infants. Reference to the names Heriot ...


Fragment Of A Deed Distributing 202.5 Acres Of Land "Obtained From The Creek Nation Of Indians" In Baldwin County, Georgia To James Tarrentine 1802., John Milledge Jun 1802

Fragment Of A Deed Distributing 202.5 Acres Of Land "Obtained From The Creek Nation Of Indians" In Baldwin County, Georgia To James Tarrentine 1802., John Milledge

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Top half of a land grant to James Tarrentine for 202.5 acres in the first district of Baldwin County, Georgia. Date is approximate, based on treaty date noted in document.


Letter From Josiah Masters To John Reade About A Slave Man Named Dick He (Masters) Wishes To Sell. New York, 1796., Josiah Masters Aug 1796

Letter From Josiah Masters To John Reade About A Slave Man Named Dick He (Masters) Wishes To Sell. New York, 1796., Josiah Masters

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Masters writes to Reade that Dick "has been somewhat uneasy with me, the first cause [was] my separating his wench from him.

"The lowest price is one hundred pounds."

Addressed to Reade in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Letter In Which Daniel Morgan Refuses Henry Knox's Request For Assistance In Fighting Native Americans. 1792., Daniel Morgan Apr 1792

Letter In Which Daniel Morgan Refuses Henry Knox's Request For Assistance In Fighting Native Americans. 1792., Daniel Morgan

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

In this letter Daniel Morgan, a Virginian famous for his victory at Cowpens, S.C. duing the American Revolution, replies to Secretary of War Henry Knox's request for assistance in fighting Native American. Morgan demures, citing the qualities of the U.S. officer corps and the "peculiar" nature of fighting Native Americans.`