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Box 1

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Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Canby A. Alexander diary

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0723
Overview This diary was started by Canby A. Alexander in January 1883, when he was 10 years old and living in Cecil County, Maryland. At 10, Alexander was no longer enrolled in school but instead was occupied with the family farm and the comings and goings of his extended family, neighbors and friends. The Alexanders may have been descendants of Robert Alexander, once a delegate to the Continental Congress, who later defected to the Royal Navy. His estate became the town of Elkton, Maryland. Canby...

Sketchbook depicting Dussehra festival in India

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0728
Overview Dussehra (also known as Desara or Dasara) is the most famous event of the Chhattisgarh State, historically known as the Bastar region. It is a major Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil in the worship of the goddess Durga, also known as Vijayadashami. This item is a 24-sheet cloth-covered sketchbook of drawings depicting participants in the Bastar Dussehra festival and includes 19 sketches in colored chalks and watercolor, while 9 are in pencil--many with descriptive...

Handwritten horoscope for unnamed male subject

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0729
Overview A horoscope is an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects, and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of a person's birth. It is used as a method of divination regarding events relating to the point in time it represents, and it forms the basis of the horoscopic traditions of astrology. The item is a detailed manuscript horoscope for an unnamed male subject. The birth chart and the descriptive...

Invitation a la Premiere Conference Internationale du Surrealisme Revolutionnaire [Invitation to the First International Conference of Revolutionary Surrealism]

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0730
Overview Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement....

Estelle Anna Lewis handwritten letter to M. Laird Simons

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0731
Overview Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis (1824-1880) was an American poet and dramatist. Lewis was born near Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of John Robinson, a wealthy planter from Cuba of English and Spanish descent. Her best dramatic work was Sappho of Lesbos, a tragedy (London, 1868). She permanently moved to England in 1865, where her last work was a series of sonnets in defence of Edgar Allan Poe. She died in London, England. The item is a 4-page letter (folded from...

Informatione in causa della lite fra poveri e[t?] ricchi delli Hebrei [Documents concerning the litigation between poor and rich Jews]

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0732
Overview Following the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions at the end of the 15th century, the resulting influx of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula often resulted in strained relationships between the new arrivals and the members of native Jewish communities in which they relocated. A folio such as this is an early 17th century copy of documents concerning this historical episode. This item is an informational document, detailing issues of litigation between affluent, longer established Jews and recently...

Alexandre Dumas handwritten note to François Buloz

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0733
Overview Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895) was a French writer and dramatist, best known for Camille (a.k.a. The Lady of the...

Prosper Mérimée handwritten letter to A. Romieu

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0734
Overview Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer, perhaps best known for his novella Carmen. This item is a handwritten letter by Mérimée to Auguste Romieu, dated May 26, 1852, Paris. The letter spans one page and a half, in addition to two blank pages.

Montalto delle Marche citizenship document for Marcolino Monsignano

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0735
Overview Montalto delle Marche is a municipality in the Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region Le Marche, located about 43 miles south of Ancona and about 9 miles north of Ascoli Piceno. The Venetian printer Giovanni Giubari was active at Montalto between 1586 and 1590 and also worked at Fabriano, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno. This item is the official document, issued by the heads of the city council of Montalto delle Marche, conferring lifelong citizenship to Marcolino Monsignano, governor of the...

Société des Amis d’Isidore Isou correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0739
Overview The Société des Amis d’Isidore Isou, or the Friends of Isidore Isou, was organized in 1970s France to assist and support Isidore Isou (1925-2007), founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism. This collection primarily includes the society's earliest correspondence, which documents requests for financial contributions to the newly-formed group, spanning 1970 to 1972.