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Ferris and Lovejoy family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1505
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal documents, genealogy, memorabilia, poetry, and literary manuscripts of Warren Angus Ferris (1810-1873); his mother, Sarah Gray Ferris Lovejoy (1785-1964); stepfather, Joshua Lovejoy (1771-1824); brother-in-law, American painter Lars Gustaf Sellstedt; and other family members. Includes also papers and correspondence regarding W.A. Ferris and his work by Walter McCausland and Fred Rosenstock.

Dates: 1771-1964

Miscellanies in prose and verse

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: MSS 8412
Scope and Contents Materials include Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, a manuscript written by Abraham Orchard in 1780 in Bath, England. In the preface Orchard reflects on his experiences with sin, repentence, religion, and God. The rest of the manuscript contains poetry, prose, songs, and prayers about marriage, daily life, children, nature, and religion. Only part of the book is filled up and there is a note written by someone else stating when Orchard died. There is no cover on the book, the binding is...
Dates: 1780