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 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, .
True Stories by the Chain Gang - Told in 7 Parts-- Hijinx at Summer Camp
The retelling of camp pranks on typewritten cut-outs artfully arranged in seven (7) pages.  The pages are titled A Hot Pie Party - Pizza , beer and dancing The Bottle Brigade - bottles and wet sheets for 2 campers Professor and the Springs - springs removed from a tipsy professors bed The Rocks and the Two Frogs- rocks in the shape of a man & live frogs in their beds The Two Missing Shoes - shoes nailed to a tree The Missing Bed - professor's bed hidden in the woods The Steak Barbeque - open fire with steak sandwiches chased by Manhattans... The work of a talented young man from Stratford, CT documenting his days at camp near Boonton NJ. Mischievous and at times somewhat mean spirited pranks.  Measures 11"   x 15"
Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924) A Social Archive of Invites, Photographs and other Materials of Robert Simpson Woodward. .Washington, DC.c1905-1908
A collection of approximately 50 pieces of ephemera belonging to Robert Simpson Woodward who was a distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and later President of Carnegie Institution. The majority of the collection consists of invitations, and their corresponding ephemera such as programs, RSVP cards, envelopes, and calling cards. Some of the invites were for Carnegie's various graduation functions, the German Ambassador Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg, the American Institute of Architects, and the Literary Society.  There are three large formal invitations, one from the Periodical Publishers Association of America, one from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the other was for a dinner with a select group of individuals: Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, Secretary of State Elihu Root, Darius Ogden Mills, former US Assistant Secretary of State John L Cadwalader, President of Phelps Dodge Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry L Higginson (founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and John Billings. Additionally there are a few short letters, the subject of which is generally a lengthy invite to a dinner or meeting. The smallest of these items are 3 3/4" x 2" and they go up to 12" x 9". Lastly there are two photographs of Woodward. First, a small black and white one (4" x 3 1/4") inset on a larger piece of paper (11" x 8 1/2"). The second is a larger sepia toned photograph (10" x 8"), printed by Portrait Studios Underwood and Underwood. This photograph comes in a folder. . Robert Simpson Woodward was born on July 21, 1849 in Rochester, MI to Lysander Woodward (1817 - 1880) and Peninah Axford Simpson (1825 - 1894). Robert first attended Rochester Academy, graduating in 1868. He went to the University of Michigan to study engineering and graduated in 1872. He worked as a geographer for the US geological survey from 1884 to 1890. He became a Professor of Mechanics at Columbia University in 1893 and in 1904 left that post to become President of Carnegie Institute of Washington, DC, where he remained until 1921. He was also President of several societies, such as American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert married Martha Gretton Bond (1851 -1937) on March 1, 1876 in Detroit, MI. He had four children, Alice Woodward (1876-1878), Robert Simpson Woodward Jr (1879-1849), Karl Wilson Woodward (1881-1962) and William Lysander Woodward (1885-1946). He died June 29, 1924 in Washington, DC after a long illness.
Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97.
Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97. The estate belonged to David Wallace and his wife Ruth, who was the widow of Hopper Mott, a prominent New York City family.