|Title:||Historical event souvenirs and artifacts|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (1 box)|
This collection was created by the Hargrett Library and includes a wide array of artifacts donated to the library.
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.
Historical event souvenirs and artifacts, ms 1061. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.