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Historical event souvenirs and artifacts

Historical event souvenirs and artifacts

Descriptive Summary

Title: Historical event souvenirs and artifacts
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: 1750-1945
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1061
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

This collection was created by the Hargrett Library and includes a wide array of artifacts donated to the library.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous memorabilia commemorating historic events from United States and world history from the 19th and 20th centuries. Included are a a drinking cup (pewter) from the mess chest of General John B. Gordon; wood from the apple tree at the McLean house at Appomattox; flooring from Independence Hall, Phil.; packet of sand from San Salvador Island; nail from Fort Massachusets, Ship Island, Gulfport, Miss.; playing card from survivor of the Lusitania; impression of a seal found at Fort Frederica; commemorative postage stamps honoring James Edward Oglethorpe; piece of the fuselage of the Graf Zeppelin; thread from the tablecloth on which the Japanese signed the surrender papers; vial of ashes of London after the bombings of World War II; piece of Yale fence; nail from the Bastille; glass jar of coffee beans purchased during the Civil War; and newspaper clippings.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical event souvenirs and artifacts, ms 1061. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Airplanes -- Fuselage.
Artifacts.
Coastal Plain Experiment Station -- Correspondence
Gordon, John Brown
Memorabilia.
Oglethorpe, James Edward -- On postage stamps
Playing cards.
Seals (Numismatics) -- Georgia -- Fort Frederica.
V-J Day, 1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxitem
11Souvenir of Appomattox - a drinking cup (pewter) from the mess chest of General John B. Gordon (gift of Dr. Edwin Newton)
 
12Wood from the apple tree at the McLean house at Appomattox with typescript describing the incident (provenance unknown)
 
13Flooring from Independence Hall, Philadelphia (gift of Robert L. Chipley)
 
14Packet of sand from San Salvador Island where Columbus first set foot the New World (gift of Old Authors Farm, Ltd.)
 
15Nail from Fort Massachusets, Ship Island, Gulfport, Mississippi (provenance unknown)
 
16Playing card from survivor of the Lusitania with note concerning the event (from Telamon Cuyler Collection)
 
17Impression of a seal found at Fort Frederica, Georgia (gift of Margaret Davis Cate)
 
18Four used United States Commemorative postage stamps honoring James Edward Oglethorpe and the founding of Georgia (provenance unknown)
 
19Piece of the fuselage of the Graf Zeppelin, first commericial trans-oceanic aircraft with post card (from Telamon Cuyler collection), 1924
 
110Thread from the tablecloth on which the Japanese signed the surrender papers at the conclusion of World War II (from Telamon Cuyler collection)
 
111Vial of ashes of London after the bombings of World War II (provenance unknown)
 
112Piece of Yale fence made of wood from Old North (gift of T.W. Connally)
 
113Nail from the Bastille with letter relating to it from Harmon Caldwell (from Telamon Cuyler Collection)
 
114Glass jar of coffee beans purchased during the war between the North and the South
 
115Historical Anecdotes from Newspapers