“FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER”
Chicago, April 5, 1912.
Dear Comrade of the Christian Socialist Fellowship:
Rev. Wm. A. Ward, with great courage and loyalty, took up the work of the Fellowship as General Secretary when the treasury was empty,...
August 29, 1917.
Mr. Edwin Markham,
92 Waters Ave.,
West New Brighton,
I have great pleasure in sending you a copy of the September “international” with the sonnet addressed to you by that great poet, Mr. John Jerome Rooney....
Universities and Colleges--New York (State)--New York--Anniversaries, etc.
Through a newsletter entitled Postscript, the writer assisted in the placement of women, minorities, and the handicapped in wartime jobs, including the famed "Rosie the Riveter." The college received national recognition for its "unique preparatory...
Canal Board; Debt; Revenue; Enlargement; Tolls; Expenses; Champlain Canal; New York State Assembly; Erie Canal; New York (State); Report
Page 4 of a fifty-one page document of the Report of the Canal Board in answer to resolutions respecting the canal debts and revenues and the enlargement of the Erie Canal addressed to the Honorable The Assembly. This page includes a table of tolls...
Erie Canal; New York (State); New York; Inland navigation; Finance; Hudson Canal Company; Enlargement; Finance; Tolls; Land Grants; Taxes; Stock certificate
25x19 cm. A New York State 5 per cent stock certificate signed by J. Williams, treasurer, issued to Charles Dening in 1839. Financing of the building and the enlargement of the canal was raised through the issuance of stock certificates,...
Erie Canal; New York (State); Enlargement; Canal Bill; Loco Foco; Pamphlet
Page 16 of a sixteen page pamphlet on the Enlargement of the Erie Canal. In 1851, controversy arose regarding the enlargement of the canal. This shows excerpts from various New York newspapers voicing protest against the project to enlarge the Erie...
Group photo of boys at 'Fox Lair' in the Adirondacks which provided summer vacation for 500 boys, many from the Bronx. The Police Athletic League (PAL) covered the three week vacation at no cost to the children's families.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--New York (State); Antislavery movements--United States
One-page letter dated December 13, 1850, from Stephen P. Andrews in New York City, to Lysander Spooner of Boston, Massachusetts, arranging an agreement for Andrews to promote the views of Spooner and other Boston abolitionists in exchange for an...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Athol; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--United States
Four-page letter dated October 27, 1845, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Boston, discussing Supreme Court decisions related to slavery, the death of Spooner's mother, and the public reception of his book [The...
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Two-page letter and envelope from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated April 1, 1861, acknowledging receipt of Spooner's "New System" [A New System of Paper Currency] and discussing the "making of banks."
Account record of the Brig Othello from C. [Charles] Yates [of Fredericksburg, Virginia] for provisions, including corn, "ship bread", hoggs [hog's] lard, and services provided by George Hill and Mitchell.
Account record by G. D. Sweet for "the owners of the Brig Othello" [Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island] to be paid to Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for services and supplies provided to the Brig. Includes lists of...
Bill to Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for services and provisions provided by William Purchase to Samuel & William Vernon [probably for the Brig Othello], including rum, tobacco, and Ticklenburgh.
Receipt for hospital services provided to sick slaves from the Brig Othello by Mary Horn of Fredericksburg, Virginia, including boarding and the burial of "2 negroes" between the dates of May 29 and July 16 .