Historical event souvenirs and artifacts

Historical event souvenirs and artifacts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hargrett Library.
Title: Historical event souvenirs and artifacts
Dates: 1750-1945
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms1061

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Airplanes--Fuselage.
Artifacts.
Ash (Combustion product)--England--London--History--19th century.
Bastille.
Coastal Plain Experiment Station. -- Correspondence
Drinking cups--Virginia--Appomattox.
Flooring.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
Graf Zeppelin (Airship).
Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Lusitania (Steamship)
Memorabilia.
Nails and spikes--France--Paris.
Nails and spikes--Mississippi--Fort Massachusetts.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785 -- On postage stamps
Playing cards.
Sand--Bahamas--San Salvador Island.
Seals (Numismatics)--Georgia--Fort Frederica.
Tablecloths--Japan.
V-J Day, 1945--Japan.
Wood--Virginia--Appomattox.
Wooden fences.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxArtifact
11Souvenir of Appomattox - a drinking cup (pewter) from the mess chest of General John B. Gordon (gift of Dr. Edwin Newton)
 
2Wood from the apple tree at the McLean house at Appomattox with typescript describing the incident (provenance unknown)
 
3Flooring from Independence Hall, Philadelphia (gift of Robert L. Chipley)
 
4Packet of sand from San Salvador Island where Columbus first set foot the New World (gift of Old Authors Farm, Ltd.)
 
5Nail from Fort Massachusets, Ship Island, Gulfport, Mississippi (provenance unknown)
 
6Playing card from survivor of the Lusitania with note concerning the event (from Telamon Cuyler Collection)
 
7Impression of a seal found at Fort Frederica, Georgia (gift of Margaret Davis Cate)
 
8Four used United States Commemorative postage stamps honoring James Edward Oglethorpe and the founding of Georgia (provenance unknown)
 
9Piece of the fuselage of the Graf Zeppelin, first commericial trans-oceanic aircraft with post card (from Telamon Cuyler collection), 1924
 
10Thread from the tablecloth on which the Japanese signed the surrender papers at the conclusion of World War II (from Telamon Cuyler collection)
 
11Vial of ashes of London after the bombings of World War II (provenance unknown)
 
12Piece of Yale fence made of wood from Old North (gift of T.W. Connally)
 
13Nail from the Bastille with letter relating to it from Harmon Caldwell (from Telamon Cuyler Collection)
 
14Glass jar of coffee beans purchased during the war between the North and the South
 
15Historical Anecdotes from Newspapers