Series 4
Personal writings and memorabilia, 1853-1859
Box 9

Scope and Content Note

Documents in this series include assignments, poems, stories and essays, and memorabilia. The majority of the material is both undated and unsigned. There are papers, however, signed "Emma Oliver," which mention Woodlawn, the Oliver family plantation, and yet there is no record of Shelton Oliver having a daughter named Emma, nor is there any record of any Olivers with a daughter of that name.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of record.

Restrictions on Access

Due to preservation concerns, some original items have been removed [an asterisk notes these materials in the container list] and placed in a separate box. Photocopies have been provided for research use.

Assignments
Box Folder Content
9 1 Lizzie Oliver's penmanship book, 1859
9 2 [Geography assignment?] no name, no date*
9 3 Book of sayings [Lizzie Oliver's?], no date
9 4 List of songs played at commencement, no date [taken from blank pages in book of poetry written by Emma Oliver]
9 5 [Vocabulary list?] [1855?] [taken from blank pages in book of poetry written by Emma Oliver]
Poems
9 6 "To Miss Maria," unsigned, 14 February 1866
9 7 Emma Oliver's poetry book, no date
9 8 Poem written to Emma Oliver by Lizzie Marshall, no date [taken from blank pages in book of poetry written by Emma Oliver]
9 9 Poem written to Emma Oliver by Lizzie Marshall, no date [taken from blank pages in book of poetry written by Emma Oliver]
9 10 Untitled, signed at bottom Lemuel Wigins, no date
9 11 Poems and recipes, Emma Oliver, no date*
9 12 "Parody" unsigned, no date
9 13 Children's poem?, no date
9 14 Small leather notebook, hand written remedies for various ills, 1853
Stories/Essays
9 15 Essay on the evils of fiction, unsigned, no date
9 16 "The Drunkard," by Emma Oliver, no date
9 17 Tribute of respect for Shelton Oliver, deceased, by Zaradatha Lodge No. 83 of the Masons, 15 October 1870
Memorabilia
9 18 Cabinet Card by Gaspard Felix Tournachon of de Reszke, opera singer, 1900 exposition
9 19 Cabinet Card Album, containing 50 cabinet cards, no date
9 20 Embroidery patterns, no date*
9 21 Embroidery patterns, no date*
9 22 Dried leaf, [taken from Emma Oliver's poetry book, pressed between poems #43-44
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