J.D. Butt to doctor, note [Recto]Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServicePiece of laid paper torn from larger sheet, containing on obverse a note from J.D. Butt to doctor (presumably Marmion) asking him to write Michael Tearney retaking of hay by U.S. troops
Letter, Edythe Marmion to Annie MarmionHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park Service2 sheets of off-white laid paper containing a letter written in blue ink from Edythe (Marmion) to Annie Marmion. The letter is datelined Sunday, requests that $12.50 be sent on February 1, refers to sending music for Willie and mentions the writers Alexandria train from St. Asops (sic). The paper has an oval watermark with a central crown over a floral sprig and with ribbons above and below carrying respectively real and Irish linen. Creased by 1 vertical and 1 horizontal fold
Military pass, March 1863Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceSlip of off-white paper ruled with blue lines, comprising a portion torn from the corner of a larger sheet and boldly inscribed in black ink, dated Harpers Ferry, VA March 15, 1863 and signed by Martin Rouzer/Capt and Provost Marshal to pass John Ditmire(?) through the lines and return. Paper has been creased by one horizontal and 3 vertical folds. The document has separated almost completely along the horizontal fold. The left and lower edges have short tears with minor losses.
Letter, 1887 September 10, JL Daily to Miss Marmion [Recto]Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceWritten in pencil on plain white paper, datelined Harpers Ferry, it estimates cost of repair work on stairway and porch. The reverse contains the address in pencil- Miss Marmion/(undecipherable word), indicating the letter was hand delivered rather than mailed. The reverse has 3 arithmetic calculations in ink, a flowing signature ink parallel to the left edge may be -crane and breed mnfg. the document is intact, some- what yellowed and soiled on the reverse.
Certificate of deed of Virginius Island property to Mrs. Fontaine BeckhamHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceA single sheet of plain off-white paper containing in originally black ink the statement of justices of the peace John Moler and John T.A. Washington confirming Mrs. Fontaine Beckham's in the deed (see cat. #8306) conveying Virginius Island property to Lewis Wernwag. Paper is creased by 3 principal and several secondary horizontal folds, extensively broken where it has crumpled along the upper crease. Document was filed in box in folder 2 under hfd-144.
Affidavit, regarding horse soldHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceSlip of laid white paper ruled in blue cut from the mid section of a larger sheet and inscribed in ink on both sides. 1 side dated Halltown, VA February 16, 1864 certifies that a member of the 1st VA batty light arty has sold to Dittmeier a grey mare which was his own property. The signature undecipherable, is in another handwriting. The opposite side carries the certification by the captain of battery a that the horse does not belong to the battery. Below is a statement in German. stained, creased, many fine holes.
Affidavit, regarding horse soldHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceSlip of white paper ruled in blue, torn from the corner of a larger sheet and inscribed in ink. Dated October 16 or 18 1862 and signed by a Provost Marshal. It states that a black horse sold to a citizen of Bolivar was the property of Patrick (last name undecipherable) who therefore had the right to sell it. Reverse bears an undecipherable entry in another handwriting dated October 17, 1862. Paper has stains, creases and tears. Paper was in a government envelope marked hfd-42. along with cat nos. 8255-56,8258-59.
A. Burton to Mrs. Ashley, receipt for rent, December 18 1883Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceFrom A. Burton, agent for J.D. Holmer(?), to Mrs. Ashley dated December. 18, 1883 for two dollars for rent. Written in ink on a slip cut or torn from the corner of a sheet of white paper ruled with horizontal blue lines
Military pass to town, order of Captain E. J. MagruderHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceSlip of bluish laid paper ruled with blue lines comprising one end torn from a longer sheet. Inscribed in pencil-pass privates hargrove, Smith and Kaufman to town until 7 1/2 oclock/by order of/Captain E. J. Magruder. The inscription also identifies the Rome light guards and gives the date-June 14th. Paper is creased by 3 vertical folds. The left and right ends of the paper are stained, particular the reverse of the right end where the paper has broken at one point across a fold
Letter, 1880 July 31, Thomas A. Morre (Charlestown, W.VA)Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceA sheet of off-white paper printed in black with the letterhead-county court of Jefferson County, WV. Thomas A. Moore, clerk. It contains a longhand letter in ink now brown, stating that Moore has examined the index to deeds and the judgment lien docket and found no deeds of trust given by child and Mccreight except one to A. Hunter, trustee for A.H. Herr, not released, and one to W.H. Travers, trustee for Rowland, which has been. Paper is watermarked- original/turkey linen. It has several folds.
Letter, 1892 April 30, Jas. D. Butt to Mr. SaveryHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceA sheet of off-white paper lightly ruled in blue carrying the letterhead of the National Hotel with an engraved view of the building printed in black and containing a longhand note in black ink enclosing 2 deeds of the Shenandoah Pulp Co. with a request to make note of them on the abstract of title. (see cat. #3840). The lower edge is irregular, the obverse has an ink blot at the center of the top margin. The paper has horizontal folds. Lower edge has insect damage.
Letter, 1859 April 7, M.A. Smith (Baltimore) to Mr. Burton (Harpers Ferry)Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceA sheet of laid paper ruled with blue lines and folded in half containing a letter dated April 7,(18)59 from M.A. Smith, Baltimore to Mr. Burton requesting him to forward goods from Harpers Ferry to Cumberland. A postscript continues on the second page. The document has been spindled leaving a hole near the center of each half. The paper is in poor condition, the front and back pages are very soiled and stained. Salvaged from building 14, Burton's Jewelry Store when it was dismantled
Receipt paid by George Dittemeyer to Joseph Byrne, November 29 1841Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceSlip of off-white paper ruled with light blue lines containing in originally black ink a long hand receipt for $1.50 paid by George Dittemeyer to Joseph Byrne for Anderson and Byrne dated November 29 1841. The left edge of the paper is that of the original sheet. The document is lightly creased by 8 vertical folds. Widespread light brown staining and moderate soiling at the right end. This was in a government envelope marked hfd-42/ Cassandra Dittmeyer. cat. #'s 8256-8259 were also in the envelope
Letter, 1846 September 8, Win. and Potomac Railroad Co [Verso]Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceA sheet of off-white paper from the upper right corner of a larger sheet,faintly ruled in blue. The obverse contains in black ink a statement, attested as a copy by WM. L. Bent clk., that the board of directors, W and P Railroad, September 8, 1846, authorized the president to dispose of excess land at Harpers Ferry formerly owned by Guildea. The reverse contains in black ink- order/authorizing the sale of /real property at H.F./a copy. Paper is creased by several horizontal and vertical folds. Some stains.
Letter, 1868 July 16, P and P to Dr. NM. V. MarmionHarpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceHandwritten in black ink and on an 8" high x 10" wide sheet of white paper with blue lines on three sides. Following is the letter reading in part: "Balto July 16 1868/Dr. NM. V. Marmion/Dear Sir:/Yours of the/14th is at hand. We send you today by/mail samples of our fine and medium/marbles and oaks suitable for libraries/and dining rooms with prices marked." Marks - embossed trade mark top, left corner with the initial "P and P."
Legal document listing births, deaths, and marriages in the Wager and Jacobs families, August 8 1793 [Verso]Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceElizabeth Jacobs, deposition, 1793. Confirms the birth of Sarah, the marriage of Sarah to John Wager, birth of John Jr. Elizabeth Jacobs is the sister of Robert Harper. She was married to Joseph until widowed and then married a Jacobs in 1753. Cross reference hafe 216438 where John Wager Sr suggests to John Jr to get confirmation that he is son of Sarah and heir to property that once belonged to Robert Harper.
Letter 1890 August 13, Jas D. Butt (Harpers Ferry, VA) to Thomas H. Savery (Kennett Square, PA)Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; National Park ServiceTypewritten on off-white laid paper and signed in black ink. It approves with comment the settling pond agreement, cat. # 8276, 8277. The paper is watermarked- regent linen w S and R. The reverse is marked in red pencil at the upper right corner, e-11. The paper is creased by 5 horizontal folds. The document is in good condition. It was received in envelope E and filed in box 1, folder 5, hfd-144. Received from James Cox Savery, rd 2, Kennett Square, PA 19348.