Finding-Aid for the Richard S. Hawes Collection (VMF072)


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Collection Outline

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Album. 1854: Apr. 28-Aug. 25, 1855.

Album. 1855: Jan. 1 -Sept. 30, 1862.

Bills of lading [bound] 1855: May 8 - Apr. 3, 1873.

Daybook 1867: Jan. 31. - Jan. 1887.

Commonplace book 1867: Sept. 13 - [Jan. 1868].

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Creator: Hawes , Richard S. , collector Journals ,
Title: Richard S. Hawes Journal Collection
Dates: 1855-1887
Identification: VMF072

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Sources

Gift of Richard S Hawes.

Processing Information

Processing: Oct., 1969, by JS

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Album., 1854: Apr. 28-Aug. 25, 1855. (1 item (11 pp.); 6 × 7 7/8 in.: 2 loose sheets,)

Inscribed on flyleaf `to Ellen S. Sawyer by her friend E. A. Andrews.' Contains poems and tributes to Ellen from her friends, and a four leaf clover with the inscription `A talisman of constant love this humble clover sure will prove'. Red leather cover designed and titled Moss rose album in gold leaf. Central area in front has no gold leaf, only central area in back has the gold leaf. Illustrations of flowers bound in.

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Album., 1855: Jan. 1 -Sept. 30, 1862. (1 item (19 pp.); 7 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)

Inscribed on p. 1 `Lizzie A. Sutton by her affectionate aunt Mary Carpenter. Jan. 1, 1855.' Contains poems and tributes to Lizzie from her friends. , black leather cover front designed and titled Garland album in gold leaf, back has only title in gold. Illustrations of flowers bound in.

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Bills of lading [bound], 1855: May 8 - Apr. 3, 1873. (1 item (116 pp.); 7 5/8 × 9 1/2 in.)

Bills of lading [bound] of Henry M. Worsham, shipper, St. Louis, for merchandise bound for St. Paul, Galena, other. Brown and red ink, pencil. One page inserted, sealed to volume. Green woven paper cover.

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Daybook, 1867: Jan. 31. - Jan. 1887. (1 item (238pp.); 5 × 7 3/4 in.)

Daybook, showing personal accounts, St. Louis, ms., black and blue ink and pencil. Bound in red leather with gold leaf border and title.

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Commonplace book, 1867: Sept. 13 - [Jan. 1868]. (1 item (26 pp.); 8 × 10 in.)

Titled on the flyleaf, Echoes from arsenal hill by Alexander Nicolas De Menil. Contains Preface, poems by De Menil including Aspiration, Her cause is dead, Heart truths, and Oh be not prout. (The last seems to be an earlier version of 0 Mortal be not proud by Alexander De Menil, published in Songs of minority [St. Louis News Co., 1906]) Also included in the book are two "oratorical compositions", The progress of St. Louis and Peace to America, and two untitled poems of other poets, Ethel Grey `weep not that fame's deep chalice is not thyne...' and Lydia Howard Sigourney `They have all passed away...' Engravings bound in book, clippings laid in. The flyleaf is inscribed "Auguste to Alexandre Christmas 1856." Bound in tooled brown leather borders enclosing blue leather diamond with title Pensez a Moi, and design in gold leaf. Front and back are the same.

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