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Box SC1850-1899.006


Contains 9 Collections and/or Records:

School notebook and receipt book

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains three books that appear to be school notebooks and a receipt book.
Dates: 1880

Composition book

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 3890.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Elizabeth Schmenk composition book contains letters to her brother and various writings.
Dates: 1880

Composition and essay booklets

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 3491.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Composition and essay booklets that contain lectures, poetry, and notes that are in multiple languages (English, German, Greek, and a type of shorthand).
Dates: circa 1880


 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4147.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains the nine-page manuscript by Lieutenant J. S. Stewart (CSA), describing the various bands of Comanches, indicating the tribe numbers and probable locations, inhabiting mainly Arkansas and Texas. The document most likely was written with a view to recruiting the Indians to the Confederate cause. There is also Stewart's handwritten copy of Albert Pike's 1861(?) treaty with the Comanches.
Dates: circa 1861


 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4148.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a letter from Chauncey Leonard, chaplain in the U. S. Army, to C. T. Beach, stating that Mr. Beach's letter to his son Peter had been received and read. Leonard also thanked Mr. Beach for the money used to pay an assistant teacher in the hospital's school.
Dates: 1865 March 24


 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4149.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: These affidavits in this collection confirm the service of African American sailors during the Civil War. In them, white citizens of Massachusetts in good standing, swore under oath that the black person named in the document served aboard the U.S. ship listed in the capacity stated.Three of the documents were issued on the same day, February 22, 1869, and two of these three relate to one sailor; that he served as an ordinary seaman aboard two different ships: the U.S. Potomac and...
Dates: 1866-1869


 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4174.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains one letter written in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1853, from Braxton Bragg to his wife in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He is apparently there as part of a courts martial and is writing from the courtroom during one of the trials. He complains that the Judge Advocate is "the slowest and most inefficient Judge Advocate I have ever had the misfortune to be bored by, and to render the case more annoying he is as lazy as he is slow." He also passes on a "sovreign (sic)...
Dates: 1853 June 3

Book on CD

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4176.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Extensively illustrated with photographs, primarily taken by Wilkes Coleman Banks, the book on CD in this collection chronicles the family history and stories of James Oliver Banks II, from his banishment as an infant from his home after the death of his mother and ends with his death in 1941. The epilogue briefly covers the lives of his children.
Dates: 1852-1941

Unframed document

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 3788.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession. The document is signed in type by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two others.
Dates: 1861