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Alexandre Chessin lectures

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118909]
Identifier: MS-0665
Overview Alexandre Chessin was born in St. Petersburg in the Russian empire in 1866 and was a professor of Pure and Applied Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University from 1895 to 1899. This collection contains photocopies of handwritten lectures given by Chessin from the 1895 to 1896 academic year, collectively titled: "Introduction into the Study of the Theory of Functions--Lectures Delivered at J.H.U. in 1895-96 by Alexandre S. Chessin--Part I. Functions of Real Variables"

Anna Berkley Stevenson copybook of poems

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055713]
Identifier: MS-0439
Overview Collection consists of a volume of poems, hand copied by Anna Berkley Stevenson (born in 1869 in Maryland). Includes three poems clipped from newspapers dating from approximately the 1890s to 1903.

Benedict Arnold forgery

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0240
Overview Benedict Arnold (1741 – 1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War, who fought for the American Continental Army, and later defected to the British Army. The collection consists of a forgery of a note from Arnold ([1780]) as well as later correspondence debating its authenticity from 1942 and 1951.

British advertisements for Valentine's Day lottery

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-HUT-032
Overview An artificially assembled collection of four lottery advertisements, publicizing what was possibly the largest lottery in Britain in 1816. The items span from approximately 1815 to 1816. The slips were likely printed in 1815, but mass distributed in 1816.

Ellen Bankes Friend handwritten recipe book

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030119063], Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-0745
Overview Ellen Bankes Friend (born Ellen Pigeon) (1816-1883) was married to John Bankes Friend (1808-1881), a Director of the Globe Insurance Company, and a Governor of Christ's Hospital in England. This collection includes a handwritten recipe book and one loose leaf recipe, previously folded into the book, compiled by Ellen. The recipe book is dated February 14, 1840.

English indentures regarding settlement of husbands' wills by their widows

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-HUT-033
Overview An indenture is a legal contract that reflects a debt or purchase obligation. This collection includes four 19th century English indentures, regarding the settlement of their husbands' wills by their widows. The indentures include the names of the husbands and wives, and the names of witnesses who attest to the existence of the marriages. The contracts are dated from 1866 to 1867.

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...

Johns Hopkins University Paul Robeson collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0674
Overview Born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson went on to become a stellar athlete, civil rights activist, and an immensely popular singer and actor, known for his stage and film performances in The Emperor Jones and Show Boat. The collection contains ephemera documenting Robeson's career from 1924 to 1973, including: programs, souvenir books on his life story, magazines, playbills, photographs (black-and-white movie stills),...

Johns Hopkins University World's Fair collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0545
Overview This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Johns Hopkins University zine collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0587
Overview A zine is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. This collection of zines was assembled by curators within Special Collections and were printed between 2007 to 2013.

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