E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection

E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Coulter, E. Merton, (Ellis Merton), 1890-
Title: E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection
Dates: 1745-1942
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms2018

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellis Merton Coulter (1890-1981) was an author, educator at the University of Georgia (1919-1958) and head of the History Department (1941-1958).

For more information, see the article "E. Merton Coulter (1890-1981)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of original source material including biographies of prominent Georgians, correspondence of individuals and families, court records from the Superior Court of Jackson County (Ga.), records relating to the Confederate States of America and the Civil War in Georgia, reports and lists of children attending impoverished schools in Clarke County (Ga.), and records relating to slavery in Georgia.


Index Terms

Clarke County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America.
Court records.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Superior Court (Jackson County).
Jackson County (Ga.)
Poor--Georgia.
Schools--Georgia.
Slavery--Georgia--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection, ms2018, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Other related collections include the E. Merton Coulter collection, ms2345.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Adair, John, a biography
 
2Anderson, Sr. R.C., a biography
 
3Anderson, Jr., R.C., a biography
 
4Asbury, Samuel E., correspsondence received (typescripts), 1932
 
5Ballots, National and State-Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia
 
6Bank Checks, 1873-1921
 
7Barry, W.T., a biography
 
8Bedinger, G.M., a biography
 
9Bibb, G.M., a biography
 
10Bills of Lading, steamships, railroads and Express, 1835-1876
 
11Bills of Lading, 1896-1915
 
12Blackburn, Luke P., a biography
 
13Blackshear, J.W., typed copies of correspondence and memoranda
 
14Boyle, John, a biography
 
15Boyd, Lynn, a biography
 
16Bradley, William O., a biography
 
17Bramlette, Thomas E., a biography
 
18Breckinridge, John, a biography
 
19Breckinridge, John Cabel, a biography
 
20Breckinridge, Robert J., a biography
 
21Breckinridge, W.C.P., a biography
 
22Brown, John, a biography
 
23Brown, John Young, a biography
 
24Bryan, Ellen Newell, misc. layout maps, 1959
 
25Buckner, S.B., a biography
 
26Bullock, Rufus B., his name on a letterhead
 
27Butler, Edward, Diary (typed copy)
 
28Butler, William O., a biography
 
29Cade, D.B. - Correspondence and ledger, 1880-1886
Papers include correspondence, an account book, receipts, and invoices pertaining to his ownership of the Savannah Valley Flouring Mills (Overton, Elbert County, Ga.) and later to his business ventures in Mt. Carmel, South Carolina. The account book contains a record of days worked and accounts for workers at his mill or brickyard.
 
30Cade, D.B. - Correspondence and reciepts, 1887-1903
 
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21 Calhoun, John C., (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 , Calhoun, John - Letter to Wilson Lumpkin, 1847 April 6
John C. Calhoun (1806-1850), lawyer, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Cabinet official, and Vice-President of the United States, resided in South Carolina.
The collection consists of a letter from John C. Calhoun to Wilson Lumpkin dated April 6, 1847. In the letter Calhoun discusses the war with Mexico, President James Polk’s acquisition of land in the Northwest (Oregon Treaty), trade with Mexico, tariffs, U.S. politics, and the presidential candidates for the 1848 election.
Index terms:
Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Presidents--United States--Election--1848.
Tariff--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--Mexico--1845-1849.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States--Territorial expansion.
 
2Calhoun, Phinizy F., Atlanta doctor, expert on eye service-correspondence, 1912
 
3Calling Cards
 
4Carlisle, John G., a biography
 
5Census, United States, No. 10, 1880
 
6Chase, William H.-correspondence to, 1853
 
7Church, Alonzo, a biography
 
8Civil War - correspondence re: slavery
 
9Civil War - correspondence (typed copies)
 
10Civil War-Prison Diary,(typed copy)
 
11Civil War-Marsh, Solomon A., correspondence
 
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5A1Civil war painting (print)
 
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212Clarke, Elijah-correspondence about him, 1794
 
13Clark, John-Order for appointment, 1821
 
14Clay, Cassius M., a biography
 
15Clay, Green, a biography
 
16Clay, Henry, a biography
 
17Cobb, Howell-correspondence bank checks, reciepts, 1868-1871
 
18Cobb, Howell Jr.-correspondence to, 1896-1898
 
19Cobb, T.R.R.-correspondence to, 1854-1860
 
20Cofer, M.H., a biography
 
21Commissions, given by Georgia Governors, 1823-1883
 
22Confederate States of America-Archives after the War, correspondence to General Patrick, 1865
 
23Confederate States of America-Appomatox, copies of orders, 1865
 
24Confederate States of America-Appomatox, R.E. Lee surrender orders no. 9 with facsimile
 
25Confederate States of America-Arsenals
 
26Confederate States of America-Bank Checks, cancelled
 
27Confederate States of America-Bond Certificates, 1863-1864
 
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2A2Confederate States of America and Georgia - Bonds, 1862-1868
 
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228Confederate States of America-Conscription Papers
 
29Confederate States of America-correspondence, miscellaneous
 
30Confederate States of America-Cotton
 
31Confederate States of America-Court procedures relative to Confederate debts, postwar
 
32Confederate States of America-Deserters, correspondence
 
33Confederate States of America-Discharge of Soldiers
 
34Confederate States of America-Election of Military Officers
 
35Confederate States of America-Exemption from Conscription, discharge from the Army
 
36Confederate States of America-Express Co.
 
37Confederate States of America-Flag designs
 
38Confederate States of America-Forms (blank)
 
39Confederate States of America-Generals, postwar
 
40Confederate States of America-Impressment
 
41Confederate States of America-Invalid Corps
 
42Confederate States of America-Maps (C.W.)
 
43Confederate States of America-Medical, hospitals
 
44Confederate States of America-Miscellaneous
 
45Confederate States of America-Oath of Allegiance to U.S.A. and Confederate States of America, 1861-1865
 
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31Confederate States of America-Pardons, after the War
 
2Confederate States of America-Paroled Soldiers
 
3Confederate States of America-Pensions, after the War
 
4Confederate States of America-Provost Marshall, passports
 
5Confederate States of America-Post Office Department
 
6Confederate States of America-Prisoners of War, correspondence
 
7Confederate States of America-Fort Pulaski, correspondence regarding the capture, 1862
 
8Confederate States of America-Relief Activities
 
9Confederate States of America-Reunion, Atlanta Battlefield, 1900
 
10Confederate States of America-Taxes
 
11Confederate States of America-Telegraph Company - Telegrams
 
12Confederate States of America-Veterans, 1896-1898
 
13Confederate States of America-Voting in the Army, Civil elections
 
14Confederate States of America-Whiskey, distillation of
 
15Confederate States of America-Work details, correspondence
 
16Coolidge, Calvin-correspondence with signature, 1928
 
17Cooper, Hamilton-document concerning warrants, 1860
 
18-23Correspondence, miscellaneous I, 1810-1913
 
24Coulter, E.M.-Journal read to the Newtonian Literary Society
 
25Counterfeit Bills, with correspondence, 1839-1855
 
26-30Courts, Superior of Georgia I, Cases with U.S. Revenue Stamps, 1864-1869
 
31Courts, Supreme of Georgia, 1815-1887
 
32Courts, Supreme of North Carolina, 1806
 
33Courts, Supreme of Tennessee, 1852-1855
 
34Courts, Supreme of Virginia, 1815-1822
 
35Court Documents, miscellaneous, 1821-1867
 
36Crittenden, George B., a biography
 
37Crittenden, John J., a biography
 
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41Crittenden, Thomas L., a biography
 
2Cuyler, Telamon-miscellaneous
 
3-7Davenport, Harbert Files I, typed copies of correspondence
 
8Davis, Garret, a biography
 
9Davis, Winnie-correspondence, 1887
 
10Desha, Joseph, a biography
 
11"The Devil in the Wolf-pen", a story of frontier life on the Ocmulgee River
 
12Edwards, John, a biography
 
13Envelopes, blank, some post marked
 
14Ernest, D.L., Physics Professor in State Normal School, Athens, Georgia-postcard, 1899
 
15Faucheraud, John, Senior Judge in S.C.-Court document, 1818
 
16Flournoy, J. Jacobus, letters to Howell Cobb, 1836-1868
John Jacobus Flournoy (1800?-1879), eccentric and reformer, resided in Jackson County, Georgia.
The collection consists of letters from John J. Flournoy to his cousin Howell Cobb from 1836-1868. The letters discuss political matters, government involvement in the California gold mines, and the Cave Springs Deaf and Dumb School (Floyd County, Ga.)
 
17Frank, Leo-postcard and correspondence with signature, 1899
 
18Gayarre, Charles, author and Secretary of State for Louisiana.-Government documents, 1850
 
19Georgia, Colonial Documents-Establishment of, 1745
 
20Georgia, Colonial Documents, 1768
 
21Georgia, Colonial Documents-Inventory of Thomas Peacock Estate, 1772
 
22Georgia, Colonial Documents-land, miscellaneous, 1763-1781
 
23Georgia, Colonial Documents-Trustees, 1756-1760
 
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1A1Georgia, Colonial Documents- Meeting of the Trustees, 1772
 
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2A1Georgia Indentures, 1807
 
BoxFolder
424Georgia-memorandum, bill, 1878-1890
 
25Georgia, University of - "The Caldron", Vol. 3, No. 1, 1848
 
26Georgia, University of-correspondence, typed and handwritten, 1826-1925
 
27Georgia, University of-correspondence, re Phi Kappa and Demosthenian, typed copies, 1833-1901
 
28Georgia, University of-Invitations to Phi Kappa oratories, 1889-1900
 
29Georgia, University of-Land Documents, 1808-1824
 
30Georgia, University of-miscellaneous, (photograph, envelopes, exams, programs, invitations)
 
31Georgia, University of-Session Reports on Howell Cobb, William Mitchell, 1830-1857
 
32Georgia, University of-Tuition receipts from William Mitchell, 1822-1825
 
33Gilmer, George-printed correspondence and Memorial Program, 1829-1883
 
34-35Gold in California - Court cases, 1855-1856
 
BoxFolder
51Gold in California - Court cases, 1857-1858
 
2Gold in California - Gold mines and correspondence, 1855-1859
 
3Greenup, Christopher, a biography
 
4Gresham, John J.-correspondence to, 1843-1846
 
5Hardin, Ben, a biography
 
6Hardin, Martin, a biography
 
7Harod, James, a biography
 
8Historical Highway markers
 
9Hopkins, Samuel, a biography
 
10Horse trading, 1815-1816
 
11Houston, William, a biography
 
12Howard, Benjamin, a biography
 
13Jackson, Joseph, in state Auditor's Office, Richmond Va.-copies of Rev. War Documents
 
14Jackson, Joseph I-correspondence, 1805-1830
 
15Jackson, Joseph II-correspondence, 1832-1865
 
16Jackson, Joseph III-ledgers and receipts
 
17Jackson, Stonewall, a biographical sketch
 
18Jacob, Richard Taylor, a biography
 
19Jett, Thomas-Affidavit, 1811
 
20Jones, Noble Wymberley, a biography
 
21King, John Pendleton, a biography
 
22King, Thomas Butler - correspondence to, 1827-1829
Thomas Butler King (1800-1864) was a planter, lawyer, and politician who resided in Glynn County, Georgia.
The collection consists of correspondence to Thomas Butler King which documents King's law practice and business concerns. Of particular interest is a letter (October 25, 1830) discussing land surveys in Georgia, land lotteries, bills before the General Assembly, and gold mining in North Georgia. Correspondents include John R. Stanford, John M. Gray, and W. Pemberton.
 
23King, Thomas Butler - correspondence to, 1830-1840
 
24King, Thomas Butler, a biography
 
25Lamar, Zachariah-correspondence, 1810
 
26Lampley, Benjamin-correspondence to Howell Cobb, A.H. Stephens, Robert Toombs, 1856
 
27Land Documents-Kentucky, 1832
 
28Land Documents-South Carolina, 1839
 
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3A3Lawton, James - Presidential Pardon, 1866
 
BoxFolder
529Legal Documents-Ohio, re Citizenship, 1841
 
30Legal and Land Documents-Alabama, 1854-1857
 
31Legal and Land Documents-North Carolina, 1846
 
32Lottery Tickets and other lottery leaflets, found in the old William H. Crawford house near Crawford,Georgia
 
33Lumpkin, J.H., lawyer, Justice of Georgia Supreme Court-correspondence, 1895-1911
 
34Magoffin, Beriah, a biography
 
35Marshall, Humphrey, a biography
 
36Marshall, Humphrey, a biography
 
37Marshall, James Markham, a biography
 
38Marshall, Louis, a biography
 
39Marshall, Thomas Alexander, a biography
 
40-41Martin Institute - Court documents about William D. Martin, 1816-1855
 
BoxFolder
61-2Martin Institute - Court documents about William D. Martin, 1855-1856
 
3Mell, Patrick Hues, a biography
 
4Miscellaneous material
 
5Godfrey Barnsley papers, 1834-1870
Godfrey Barnsley (1805-1873) was a cotton factor and merchant, resided in Savannah (Ga.), New Orleans (La.), and North Georgia.
The collection consists of printed bulletins pertaining to shipping and the import and export of commodities, especially cotton, in Augusta and Savannah (Ga.), Mobile (Ala.), Charleston (S.C.), and New Orleans (La.), as well as letters to Godfrey Barnsley regarding crop production, cotton trade, and local news of Savannah or Macon.
 
6Mitchell, David B.-correspondence, typed, 1793-1818
 
7Mitchell, William L.-correspondence to C.J. Jenkins., 1878
 
8Moore, R.D.-written note
 
9Mclver, Charles D.-correspondence, 1905
 
10McPherson, J.H.T.-correspondence, 1938-1942
 
11Newspapers-leaflets and broadsides, 1844-1859
 
12Newspapers-receipts, 1816-1888
 
13Oconee Hill Cemetery by Charlotte Thomas Marshall
 
14-16Oliver Family Papers - miscellaneous papers, notebook, 1812-1894
The collection consists of correspondence from Shelton Oliver to his wife Martha W. Oliver while he was tending a sick uncle in Mandarin, Florida and letters from John T. Oliver to his wife Lizzie Gilmore Oliver, while serving in Company B of the 9th Mississippi Battalion near Dalton (Ga.) during the Atlanta Campaign.
 
17Orr, Gustavus J., a biography
 
18Overby, B.H., candidate for Governor of Georgia in 1855 on Temperance Party ticket-correspondence, 1856
 
19Patterson, A.H.-Courtesy Card
 
20Peale, Rembrant-Ticket to his lecture on "Washington and his Generals"
 
21Peters, Richard, a biography
 
22Phinizy, Ferdinand, a biography
 
23Plantation supplies and foreclosures, 1879-1899
 
24Poe, Washington-correspondence, 1826
 
BoxFolder
71Post Cards, used and unused
 
2Post Offices in Georgia, 1846 1849
 
3Powell, L.W., a biography
 
4Preston, William, a biography
 
5Price Current Sheets, 1830-1870
 
6Proctor, John Robert, a biography
 
7Promissory notes, and barter note, 1803-1915
 
8Promissary notes with U.S. Rev. imprints, 1801
 
9Promotion letter, Georgia Militia, 1825
 
10Quillian, M.P.-correspondence to, 1835-1849
 
11Railroads, 1844-1905
 
12Receipts, miscellaneous
 
13Reconstruction, 1865
 
14Ritchie, Thomas-correspondence, 1851
 
15Robertson, George, a biography
 
16Rowan, John, a biography
 
17Schools, Georgia-Agreement to teach school, 1819-1820
 
18Schools, Georgia-Clarke County - miscellaneous, 1860-1863
 
19-24Schools, Georgia-Clarke County Poor Schools, 1846-1870
 
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3A1Schools, Georgia - Indictment on Poor School Fraud, 1829
 
BoxFolder
725-27Schools, Georgia-Clarke County - Reports, 1861-1863
 
BoxFolder
81Schools, Georgia-correspondence, 1851-1858
 
2Schools, Georgia-correspondence with typed copies, 1829-1858
 
3Schools, Georgia-correspondence, John Forsyth to Thomas King, 1829
 
4Schools, Georgia-Free School, 1827
 
5Schools, Georgia-Jones County Poor Records, 1829-1837
 
6Schools, Georgia-Law, 1859
 
7Schools, Georgia-miscellaneous
 
8Schools, Georgia-Mison Academy, 1816-1817
 
9Schools, Georgia-Orr, Gustavus, J., 1848
 
10Schools, Georgia-Teacher Certification, 1859-1863
 
11Schools, Georgia-Trustees of Common School, 1839
 
12Schools, Georgia-Whipping a child, 1844
 
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3A2Schools in Georgia (lists of teachers), 1832-1835
 
BoxFolder
813Segregation, in railroad cars, 1899
 
14Shipp, J.E.D., lawyer and book dealer, author of The Life of William H. Crawford-correspondence, 1900
 
15Simmons, Thomas J., a biography
 
16Simmons, William E., a biography
 
17Slavery-bill of sale, 1774-1829
 
18Slavery-Confederate States of America, bills of sale, requisitions, receipts
 
19Slavery-correspondence from enslaved person, freedom, 1846-1854
 
20Slavery, hiring of, 1819-1838
 
21Slavery, importation of-indictments, permission note, and petition, 1787-1820
 
22Slavery-Isuardi, Francis, copy of Will, 1819
 
23Slavery-Jones, William, estate of, re: medical records, 1843-1866
 
24Slavery-Jones, William, bills of sale, receipts, 1832-1867
 
25Slavery-Jones, William, correspondence, 1841-1842
 
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5A2Slavery - William Jones, bill of sale, 1841-1842
 
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826Slavery-Keith, Marshall, medical records, sales records and correspondence, 1815-1850
 
27Slavery-miscellaneous
 
28Slavery-Olgethorpe County record book, 1818-1846
 
29Slavery-Permit to travel, 1855
 
30Slavery-Petition, re: removal of slaves to Africa, 1850
 
31Slavery-Prices for taxation, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1830-1839
 
32Slavery-Slave trials, 1797-1853
 
33Smith, Birdie Cobb-correspondence, 1902-1912
 
34Smith, Jennie, from the Lucy Cobb Institute-correspondence, 1894
 
35Social Amenities-invitations, 1850-1859
 
36Sosnowski, C.-correspondence, 1892
 
37 The Southern Cultivator-correspondence, 1896-1907
 
38Southern Farm and Home-correspondence, 1870
 
39Speed, James, a biography
 
40Speer, Emory-correspondence, 1894-1912
 
41Starnes, H.N., Professor of Agriculture at University of Georgia - correspondence, 1902
 
42Stephens, Alexander H. - correspondence with typed copies, 1844-1875
Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America.
The collection consists of letters from Stephens in Washington, D.C. to his brothers discussing his activities in Congress, the disputed Texas boundary, and problems between the North and South as well as letters to William L. Mitchell pertaining to the University of Georgia law school and Stephens’ activities as a Trustee. The bulk of the collection consists of typescript copies of letters from Stephens to William H. Fleming. The letters mainly focus on U.S. politics including legislation before Congress; Stephens’ opinion of Samuel Tilden, Ulysses S. Grant, and James Blaine; fraud in the 1872 Louisiana Governor’s election; the Republican Party; railroad construction in the South; attacks upon Stephens in the newspapers; and Stephens’ nomination (1882) for Georgia Governor.
 
43Stephens, Alexander H. - copies of correspondence, originals owned by William Fleming, 1877-1882
 
44Stephens, Alexander H. - miscellaneous
 
45Stevenson, John W.-a biography
 
46Stock Certificates, Georgia Railroad and Banking Co., 1842-1874
 
47Switzerland Legation-correspondence to Hoke Smith, 1922
 
48Tax, Cotton, 1865
 
49Tax, U.S. Direct and Internal Revenue, 1866-1867
 
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91Telfair, Edward, a biography
 
2Thompson, Mrs. Jacob-calling cards and correspondence
 
3Thomson, Charles, Secretary of Continental Congress-3 documents with signatures, 1785
 
4Tuck, H.C., Athens lawyer and judge-correspondence, 1890-1908
 
5Underwood, J.R., a biography
 
6Vrooman, Carl, publicist-correspondence, 1925
 
7Washington, Booker T.-correspondence, 1905
 
8Welch, R.H., founder of John Birch Society-correspondence, 1914
 
9White, George, a biography
 
10White, W.N., a biography
 
11Wilcox, C.P.-correspondence, 1893
Cyprian P. Willcox, professor of modern languages at the University of Georgia.
 
12Wilcox, C.P.-typed copy of diary, 1852
The first diary (1844-1845) describes a trip Willcox made from up north to Columbus, Georgia. He discusses the voyage from New York to Savannah, his overland journey, and extensive details regarding the social life in Columbus. The 1852 diary was written during an European trip and describes the people, places, and social life he encountered.
 
13Wilcox, C.P.-Diary, miscellaneous, 1850
 
14Wilcox, C.P.-Diary
 
15Wilcox, C.P.-Diary, typed copy, incomplete
 
16Willingham Family Papers I, 1829-1877
 
17Willingham Family Papers II, 1879-1901
 
18Wilson, James H. - correspondence, 1912
 
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1A2Yazoo Land Fraud Petition with signatures, 1796
 
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919York, John G.-correspondence to, 1830-1855
 
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101Barrow, Lucy-composition book
 
2Account Book, 1917-1919
 
3Pocket Diary, 1856
 
4Notebook, 1850-1859
 
5Notebook
 
6Library Record Book, 1904-1912
 
7Book of Orders, Provost Marshals Office, 1864
 
8Notebook
 
9Notebook, 1850-1859
 
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1110Ledger, 1859-1862
 
11Deed Book, 1830-1839
 
12Account Book by L. Schevenell and Co., Athens, Georgia, 1875 1876
 
13Account Book by an Athens, Georgia Business Firm, 1876 1877
 
14Store Account Book, 1826-1827
 
15Store Account Book, 1836-1845
 
16Bench Docket, 1799-1803
 
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4B1Church seating chart and House plan
 
2Printed poster of "The General" steam engine
 
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6BTopographical and railroad maps (1 of 2)
 
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7BTopographical and railroad maps (2 of 2)
 
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8AMiscellaneous documents