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Collection Title: Riley (James A.) Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

Collection Number: M23 unprocessed

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Miscellaneous manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, illustrations, pamphlets, and other ephemera.


Accession Number: 81-6

Inclusive Dates: 1819-1899

Volume: 7 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. British and French letters.

  2. Printed publication announcement, 1889.

  3. Printed map of Newfoundland.

  4. Miscellaneous other material.


Accession Number: AM 85-10

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1916-1950

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Miscellaneous Mississippi materials:

  1. Newspapers from Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Greene County, and elsewhere in Mississippi, 1920s-1930s.

  2. Legal briefs, reports, brochures, correspondence, 1916-1950.


Accession Number: AM 86-16

Inclusive Dates: 1646

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Handwritten English deed or chronological record, 1646.


Accession Number: AM 86-27

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1800-1970

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Various primarily American 19th century newspapers.

  2. Bank drafts, 19th century.

  3. Receipts, insurance policies, and documents.

  4. Maps of Europe.

  5. Assorted pamphlets.

  6. World War II-era booklets.

  7. Postcards primarily of Europe.


Accession Number: AM 86-28

Volume: 24 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Various financial documents, 1876-1883.

  2. Booklet on Belize.

  3. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 86-30

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1934-1974

Volume: 28 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Envelopes postmarked on the U.S.S. Mississippi, 1934-1950.

  2. Philippine revenue documents, 1850-1898.

  3. Materials relating to Guam, 1970s.

  4. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 87-4

Inclusive Dates: 1850-1962

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Insurance and financial documents.

  2. World War II items and booklets.

  3. Railroad related items.

  4. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 87-13

Inclusive Dates: 1838-1941

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Additional insurance and financial documents.


Accession Number: AM 87-18

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Liberty Report.

  2. Flyer concerning Black Thursday.

  3. Letter from Ethiopia.

  4. Newspaper clippings.

  5. Photographs.


Accession Number: AM 87-22

Inclusive Dates: 1852-1930

Volume: 23 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Various financial documents, 1852-1930.


Accession Number: AM 87-25

Inclusive Dates: 1866-1980

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Land deeds.

  2. Insurance and financial documents.

  3. Photographs.

  4. Materials related to India, Mexico.


Accession Number: AM 87-30

Inclusive Dates: 1940s

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Letters written by Matt Price to family members while he served in World War II.


Accession Number: AM 87-33

Inclusive Dates: 1841

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Arkansas court document involving the Tucker family of Jefferson County, Arkansas, which used slaves as collateral for a debt.


Accession Number: AM 87-42

Inclusive Dates: 1872

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Letter from Sale and Dowd of Aberdeen, Mississippi to Joseph H. Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina dated September 4, 1872, discussing the sale of a business and bankruptcy.


Accession Number: AM 88-7

Inclusive Dates: 1835-1980

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Various European stampless envelopes, 1835-1862.

  2. Official Precancel Catalog for Mississippi, 1951.

  3. Mobil Post Office Selections, 1980.


Accession Number: AM 88-12

Inclusive Dates: 1831

Volume: 2 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Deposition from slave owner in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and related summons, 1831.


Accession Number: AM 88-39

Inclusive Dates: 1847-1960

Volume: 22 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Mississippi Southern College (now The University of Southern Mississippi) mechanical pencil, 1960.

  2. Printed speech by Mississippi Governor Theodore G. Bilbo, 1931

  3. Civil War orders.

  4. Financial documents.

  5. Mississippi postmarked letters, 1840s.

  6. U.S.S. Mississippi postal cancellation, 1933.

  7. Other miscellaneous materials.


Accession Number: AM 88-50

Inclusive Dates: 1834-1948

Volume: 196 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Additional financial documents and correspondence.


Accession Number: AM 89-19

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1850-1917

Volume: 23 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Letter from Hazel Green in Wisconsin, 1850.

  2. North Carolina and Alabama bank notes, 1860s.

  3. Railroad ticket, 1873.

  4. Copies of New York Herald newspaper, 1863.

  5. German magazines from World War I.

  6. Other miscellaneous materials.


Accession Number: AM 89-40

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Additional financial documents.


Accession Number: AM 89-44

Volume: 86 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Foreign currency and war notes.


Accession Number: AM 89-47

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Miscellaneous materials relating to the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) Compress Company.


Accession Number: AM 89-53

Volume: 8 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Map of North Western of Uruguay Railway.

  2. Pass to the 84th Congress signed by Mississipppi Senator James O. Eastland.

  3. South Mississippi Charity Hospital (Laurel) bills.

  4. Australian coupon.

  5. Other miscellaneous materials.


Accession Number: AM 89-55

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Currency from Mexico and the Philippines.

  2. Correspondence, bills, receipts, etc. from H.C. Smith (1863-1892).


Accession Number: AM 89-61

Volume: 18 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Currency from the Philippines.

  2. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad menu and train schedule.

  3. Letter to Robert T. Brachear in New York, 1957.

  4. Nigerian currency.


Accession Number: AM 90-4

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Railroad company documents.

  2. Post cards.

  3. W.O. Chipman Lumber Co. agreement, 1926.

  4. Philippine and other currency.


Accession Number: AM 90-9

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Hospital receipts, 1927.

  2. American National Insurance Company pamphlet.

  3. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Book.

  4. Agreement between the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Southern Railway Company, 1912.

  5. Title abstract of E.G. Armstrong.


Accession Number: AM 90-11

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Korean Conflict training manual.

  2. Petrified Forest pamphlet.

  3. Post cards of Paris, France.

  4. Souvenir folder of St. Augustine, Florida.

  5. Post card of Japan.

  6. Christmas cards with photos.

  7. German documents dated 1741, 1809, 1831, 1868.

  8. Ship billheads, etc., 1870.


Accession Number: AM 90-13

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Post cards of tribal and rural life.

  2. Financial documents.

  3. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 90-27

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Stationers' School Reports for D.S. Hollinghurst.

  2. Fernwood, Columbia and Gulf Railroad booklets.

  3. Perry County, Mississippi tax receipt.

  4. Joint Report of Mississippi State Board of the Order of Railway Conductors.

  5. Train schedule, ca. 1940s.

  6. Kentucky and Tennesse Railroad Company certificate.

  7. Letter to M.P. Brown, Secretary, Hattiesburg Cotton Growers Cooperative Association, from Walker Wood, Secretary of State, Mississippi, 1941.

  8. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 90-33

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Wells Fargo & Co. brochure.

  2. Brown Palace (Denver, Colorado) wine list.

  3. Barber & Bro. credit report, 1885.

  4. John T. Hardie & Co. credit report, 1895.

  5. Foreign post card.

  6. Chilean currency.

  7. License plate registration, 1947.

  8. Miscellaneous other materials.


Accession Number: AM 90-44

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Golden Gate Lodge No. 204 (San Francisco, California) stationery.

  2. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad correspondence, 1957.

  3. Association of American Railroads map showing home distrcits for car ownerships, 1952.

  4. Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf Railroad local freigh tariff book, 1940.

  5. The Citizen, official journal of the Citizens' Councils of America.

  6. The Druggists' Circular, 1907.


Accession Number: AM 90-49

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce coin.

  2. Stock certificates from various companies.

  3. German bond, 1922.

  4. Digests of game and fish laws.

  5. German stamps.

  6. Invitation to laying of corner stone of first building at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia?).

  7. Other miscellaneous materials.


Accession Number: AM 91-39

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Puerto Rico general tax stamp, 1899.

  2. Puerto Rico cigarette tax stamp, ca. 1890-1900.


Accession Number: AM 91-53

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Harrison County, Mississippi road and bridge bond, 1926-1942.


Accession Number: AM 92-20

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Peerless Supply Co., Inc. (Shreveport, Louisiana) catalog, 1950.

  2. Woodward, Wright & Co. Ltd. (New Orleans, Louisiana) catalog, 1945.


Accession Number: AM 93-9

Volume: 104 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Cancelled checks written on the National Bank of Salem (Salem, New York), 1870s.


Accession Number: AM 94-10

Volume: 32 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Legal documents, 1829-1850.

  2. Financial documents.


Accession Number: AM 94-22

Volume: 1 vol.

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

1. Notebook containing 13 letters from various cities in the southern United States, 1832-1851.


Accession Number: AM 94-23

Volume: 94 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Hershey Chocolate Company documents, ca. 1920s.

  2. Dalrymple Hall & Cafe Company letters of allotment, 1880.

  3. Various financial papers from England, ca. 1860-1929.

  4. Wolviston (County of Durham) mortgage, 1877.

  5. Letter to Alexander Stoddart from Robert Lyon, 1901.


Accession Number: AM 97-58

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1920-1997

Volume: .10 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Legal documents.

  2. World War II materials.

  3. Wallace for President campaign pamphlet.

  4. Account of Mr. Riley's maternal grandfather.


Accession Number: AM 97-60

Volume: 4 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. "Facts About Hattiesburg," 1898.

  2. "History of Hattiesburg Coloring Book," 1976.

  3. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo campaign poster, 1940.

  4. "Back Our Boys in Vietnam" bumper sticker.


Accession Number: AM 98-7

Inclusive Dates: 1937-1960

Volume: 3 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. "Hershey's Favorite Recipes" pamphlet, 1937.

  2. "Fish Facts" pamphlet, 1938.

  3. "Maid of Honor Pressure Cooker Recipe Book," 1960.


Accession Number: AM 98-61

Inclusive Dates: 1924-1997

Volume: 21 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Autographed photograph of Alabama Governor George Wallace.

  2. Alabama Governor George Wallace bumper sticker.

  3. Poll tax receipts, 1956-1957.

  4. Luden-Burton Company (Massachusetts) stock certificates, 1924-1933, and related correspondence, 1997.


Accession Number: AM 98-70

Inclusive Dates: 1820-1852

Volume: 16 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Price notations, business circulars, etc., 1820-1852.


Accession Number: AM 99-2

Inclusive Dates: 1821-1852

Volume: 14 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Price notations, business circulars, etc., 1820-1852.


Accession Number: AM 99-106

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1890s-1979

Volume: 5 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Studio photograph of E.E. O'Neal taken by W.D. McClellan of McHenry, Mississippi, ca. late 19th century.

  2. Ingalls Shipyard (Pascagoula, Mississippi) medallions commemorating ship launchings, 1973, 1979.

  3. Woman's Hospital (Jackson, Mississippi) medal.


Accession Number: AM 2001-68

Inclusive Dates: 1839-1852

Volume: 7 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Seven handwritten letters dating from 1839 to 1852, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks:

Port Gibson, MS, July 8, 1839:  Henry ______ to Alford B. Hall

Natchez, MS, March 16, 1840:  R.N. Lillie (?) to J.A. Montgomery

Vicksburg, MS, June 22, 1842:  John Scott to T.D. Beegle (?)   

Columbus, MS, June 29, 1843:  J.S. Topp to William Carmen, Esq.

Holly Springs, MS, Dec. 22, 1847: Hugh R. Miller to Hon. F.W. Pickens

Grenada, MS, Feb. 10, 1848:  A.D. Stathorn to L.B.C. Marley

Gallatin, MS, Oct. 6, 1852:  Daniel McCalipe to Greene D. Moore

 


Accession Number: AM 2001-104

Inclusive Dates: 1833-1853

Volume: 6 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Five handwritten letters and one hand-addressed envelope dating from 1833-1853, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks.


Accession Number: AM02-2

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley, via Toby Graham.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Number of Containers: 8 items

Dates: 1916; 1945

Form of Material:

  1. Five cancelled checks on the Canton (MS) Exchange Bank (Jan. 5 - June 15, 1916)

  2. Three cancelled checks on the Quitman (MS) Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (Aug. 4 & 31, 1945)


Accession Number: AM02-13

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume: 4 items

Dates: ca. 1906 - 1977

Form of Material:

  1. Pamphlet titled "Positive Lubrication: How to Get it." (ca. 1906)

  2. Pamphlet titled "1939 Standard Specifications for Southern Pine Lumber"

  3. A miniature souvenir penny, "The New Nixon Penny, Good For One New Ford." (1974)

  4. Postcard with photographs of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter (1977)


Accession Number: AM02-40

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume: 2 items

Dates: 1922; 1940s-1960s

Form of Material:

  1. Pamphlet: "Right to the Point, A Manual for Fire Insurance Agents" (1922)

  2. A packet of ticket stubs from the Arabian, Ritz, and Strand Theatres in Laurel, Mississippi (1940s-1950s)


Accession Number: AM03-20

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley, via Dr. Toby Graham

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume: 2 items

Dates: January 11, 1916 and May 2, 1932

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Results of a title search conducted by D.C. Enochs of Watkins & Watkins, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Jackson, Mississippi. The search was conducted for Dr. T.M. Walker of Mendenhall, Mississippi on land the doctor desired to purchase in Rankin County, Mississippi. (January 11, 1916)

  2. Pay Warrant in the amount of $5.00, payable to A.W. Petit, issued by the City of Charleston, South Carolina. (May 2, 1932)


Accession Number: AM03-22

Given By: James A. Riley

Volume: 5 items

Dates: ca. 1920s - 1960s

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Coupon Book from Decatur Ice & Coal Company, Decatur, Alabama. (1920s)

  2. Purvis Warehouse checkbook, Lamar County Bank, Purvis, Mississippi (now Hancock Bank), 1968.

  3. Two souvenir booklets and a one postcard from Herrmann's Ranch in Myakka City, Florida, home of Herrmann's Royal Lippizan Stallions. (ca. 1960s)


Accession Number: AM05-30

Dates: 1863 - 1926

Provenance: James A. Riley. Transferred from Mississippiana by Kalani Hoffman

Volume: 9 items

Form of Material:

1. Check for $108.40 issued by W. H. Stone & Company, Bankers, Adrian, Ohio (?) (Oct. 4, 1863)

2. Check for $35.26 on Second National Bank of Detroit (Sept. 1, 1871)

3. Check for $1255.17 on Atlas National Bank of Boston (July 1, 1872)

4. Check for $19.16 on Safe Deposit Bank of Pottsville, PA (Sept. 19, 1877)

5. Check for $17.35 on Safe Deposit Bank of Pottsville, PA (Oct. 31, 1877)

6. Receipt for unspecified amount in payment for brick from Los Angeles Pressed Brick
Company (May 7, 1914)

7. Promissory Note for $6,000 to Citizens National Bank of Princeton, IL (June 15, 1915)

8. Check for $60.00 on Citizens Trust and Savings Bank of Los Angeles (March 1916)

9. State of Mississippi Feed Inspection Tax Stamp (1925-1926)


Accession Number: AM05-38

Provenance: Transferred from de Grummond by Jennifer Brannock

Dates: ca. 1967

Volume: 2 items

Form of Material:

Two items distributed by Liberty Lobby:

1. An advertisement for a book, Robert Strange McNamara, the True Story of Dr. Strangebob.

2. A color leaflet about the war in Vietnam titled "It's Time for Reason ... Not Treason!"


Accession Number: AM07-28

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: October 11, 1865

Volume: 1 item

Form of Material:

One copy of the October 11, 1865 issue of The New York Herald. This post-Civil War issue contains news items regarding several southern states, including an article about Mississippi’s Provisional Governor, W. L. Sharkey.


Accession Number: AM08-7

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: Oldest item is dated 1786; most recent is probably 1960s.

Volume: 12 items

Form of Material:

  1. Handwritten letter, dated May 1, 1845. Holly Springs, MS. Includes prices of some groceries and minor business matters. Written to Franklin Freeland in Sutton, Massachusetts.

  2. Handwritten letter, dated July 19, 1845. Holly Springs, MS. Concerning business matters and mentions a bet on the presidential election. Written to Foster Freeland in Sutton, Massachusetts, from his agent [W.H.] Bishop.

  3. Handwritten letter, dated December 2, 1839. Coffeeville, MS. Concerning a legal matter.

  4. Handwritten document, postmarked January 1, 1831 in Port Gibson, MS. Concerning a legal matter in the probate court Concordia Parish, Louisiana, this appears to be an affidavit sworn in the office of Justice of the Peace Alexander Montgomery in Rodney, MS on December 29, 1830. The testimony is provided by John Watt [?] in a matter involving JeremiahWatson.

  5. Handwritten letter, dated March 22, 1836. Fayette, MS. To a Mr. Parker in Kentucky from Stephen Carroll, regarding the ownership of a piece of land. Other names mentioned: Sanford Carroll, John Carroll.

  6. Pen and ink drawing by Donna Kirkland Woods of the Beverly Drive-in Theatre in Hattiesburg, MS. Dated 2002.

  7. Newspaper. The Daily Advance-Republican. Red Wing, Minnesota. September 16, 1880. Includes an article titled “The New Code of Mississippi gives Strange Rights to Women”.

  8. Newspaper. The Morning Chronicle. London, England. May 27, 1797.

  9. Newspaper. The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser. London, England. January 7, 1786.

  10. Newspaper. The Evening Post. New York, New York. June 12, 1833.

  11. Vinyl record album (33 1/3 RPM) produced by Loyal Records in Tylertown, Mississippi. There are 12 tracks on the album, called “Show Me Lord” by Bill & Jack (the “heart of the Dixie Gospel Singers).

  12. Booklet. Days Gone By. Subtitled: A Generation of Slaters and Bakers: A Memoir of Their Families, My Family, Me, and Mine. Author Clara Baker Le Maire.

 


Accession Number: AM08-26

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: Oldest item is dated 1854; most recent is 2008

Volume: 112 items

Form of Material:

  1. Twenty-seven loose documents such as stock transfers, promissory notes, checks, warranty deeds, etc., most of which have revenue stamps:

    1. Stock transfer by Blair S. Williams & Co. (Josephthal/GM). August 23, 1935.

    2. Stock transfer by Herrick, Berg & Co. (Allen & Co./Gen Aviation Stpd) No date.

    3. Stock transfer by De Coppet & Doremus (Josephthal/GQ). November 6, 1935.

    4. Promissory note for $171.97 by Fletcher & Co. January 20, 1901.

    5. Promissory note for $300.00 by First National Bank. September 26, 1923.

    6. Promissory note for $229.10 by Fletcher & Co. June 14, 1901.

    7. Promissory note for $300.00 by First National Bank. January 26, 1918.

    8. Promissory note for $612.00 by Fletcher & Co. May 16, 1901.

    9. Promissory note for $137.60 by Fletcher & Co. November 15, 1900.

    10. Promissory note for $612.00 by Fletcher & Co. February 16, 1901.

    11. Promissory note for $161.90 by Fletcher & Co. May 13, 1901.

    12. Promissory note for $125.69 by Fletcher & Co. February 21, 1901.

    13. Promissory note for 100.00 by Fletcher & Co. January 20, 1901.

    14. Check for $12.72 to Young & Sampson from Brown & Denning. August 31, 1898

    15. Check for $12.31 to J. A. McKellip Esq. from Chandlee, Quarles & Co. September 30, 1887.

    16. Check for $40.85 to J. J. Nicholson & Sons from Chandlee, Quarles & Co. September 10, 1884.

    17. Check for $50.00 to self from W. B. Wright. April 5, 1875.

    18. Check for $2000.00 to Metacomet Coal Co. from Durfee Mills. September 13, 1881.

    19. Check for $5.40 to J. J. Murphy from Mrs. M. E. Moffett. August 28, 1901.

    20. Check for $67.50 to Fritsch Bros. from The Champion Paper Cutter Co. November 5, 1898.

    21. Notice from State of New Hampshire that promissory note drawn on Colebrook National Bank refused payment (document torn). January 12, 1901.

    22. Check for $40.00 to Robt. O. Pitts from J. S. Pinkussohn & Bros. March 18, 1899.

    23. Memorandum of Agreement for Edward F Merriam to sell real estate for a total of $700.00 to Raffaele Perry in the County of Arapahoe in the State of Colorado. May 29, 1899.

    24. Warranty Deed from Mary E. Elder to Edward J. Fletcher in the City of Portland , County of Cumberland , State of Oregon . July 27, 1915.

    25. Receipt for $11.32 from Mr. F. T. Burbank to John Wyeth & Brother for bill payment. February 11, 1888.

    26. Receipt for $15.00 from Commercial Bank to Peninsular Chemical Company for F.T. Burbank. January 15, 1916.

    27. Check for $75.00 to James Graham from the City of Great Falls Montana . July 3, 1901.

    28. Blank receipt

  2. Handwritten letter postmarked March 10, 1910, in Bellamy, (state?). Includes travel news. Written to Mrs. J. H. Knigleton in Meridian , MS , from her daughter.

  3. Check for $400.00 to M.A. Griswold from A.H. Griswold. October 5, 1870.

  4. Check for $10.50 to Robb Engineering Works Limited from Martinon Lumber Co. , Limited. March 14, 1919.

  5. Blank coupon stub for Special Tax Stamp from the Internal Revenue Service to Retail Liquor Dealers from May 1877 to April 1878. $25.00 per year.

  6. Flyer. Timothy Hughes rare & early newspapers, Bonus Summer Supplement 2008.

  7. Forty six loose documents such as life insurance statements and receipts, store account receipts, etc.:

    1. Seventeen Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa statements and receipts for Mr. L.E. Faloon of Hanoverton , Ohio . Date range is from 1912 to 1929.

    2. Twenty New York life Insurance Company statements and receipts for Leland E. Faloon of Hanoverton , Ohio . Dates range from 1921 to 1933.

    3. Six receipts from store accounts for R.H. Pond of E. Berkshire, Vermont. Three are from Vermont Hardware Company, one is from Willis M. Bates & Company Wholesale Men's Furnishings, and two are from E.E. Aseltine Company Wholesale Fruit and Produce. Dates range from 1932 to 1946.

    4. Statement from Hammondsport Herald Dr. Plain and Fancy Job Printing, no information on who it is for. Circa 1890.

    5. Store Account Statement from H.E. Boynton Dr . Agent for American Rubber Co. to Mr. J.K. Ames, in Boston . September 2, 1886.

    6. Business card from Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. Inc. Circa 1940.

  8. Photographs, black & white, postcard style. The Miss Annie S Peck Travel and Mountain Pictures Series 1 ? Peru and Mount Huascaran the Highest Mountain on this Hemisphere . Ten pictures in an envelope for mailing. Copyright in 1906 and 1908.

  9. Newspapers. Current Events . A Condensed Newspaper for use in public and private schools. Columbus , Ohio , New York , New York .

    1. Week of January 31-February 4, 1927.

    2. Week of February 7-11, 1927.

    3. Week of February 14-18, 1927.

    4. Week of February 21-25, 1927.

    5. Week of February 28-March 4, 1927.

    6. Week of March 7-11, 1927.

    7. Week of March 14-18, 1927.

    8. Week of March 21-25, 1927.

    9. Week of March 28- April 1, 1927.

    10. Week of April 4-8, 1927.

    11. Week of April 11-15, 1927.

    12. Week of April 18-22, 1927.

    13. Week of April 25-29, 1927.

    14. Week of March 1-5, 1943.

    15. Week of March 8-12, 1943.

    16. Week of March 15-19, 1943.

    17. Week of March 22-26, 1943.

    18. Week of April 10-14, 1944.

    19. Week of April 17-21, 1944.

    20. Week of May 8-12, 1944.

    21. Week of May 15-19, 1944.

    22. Week of May 22-26, 1944.

    23. Week of May 29-June 2, 1944.

  10. Power of Attorney of K.R.P.R.P.L.M. Muthaia Chettiar. Covers the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States and the Streits Settlements and Johore. Registered July 25, 1931.

  11. Power of Attorney of Narayau au Chelty. Registered December 14, 1923.

  12. $1000 Bond. From West Shore Railroad Company to Richard H Cole. Signed January 17, 1947, stamped September 23, 1963.

  13. $1000 Bond From Reading Company. No owners name indicated. May 1, 1945.

  14. Capital Stock Certificate from Wright and Edwards Mining Company. Blank. Circa 1900.

  15. Periodical. Coin World . Sidney , Ohio . June 23, 2008. Contains an article about Mississippi 's state issued paper money following the Civil War.

  16. Newspaper. The Illustrated London News . New York , NY . December 19, 1936.

  17. $1000 Bond from Central of Georgia Railway Company. No owners name indicated. April 1, 1919, stamped April 8, 1952.

  18. Newspaper. New York Daily Tribune . New York , NY . February 15, 1854.

  19. Newspaper. New York Daily Tribune . New York , NY . May 16, 1854.

 


Accession Number: AM09-03

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: 1686 to current

Volume: 110 items

Form of Material:

  1. Newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer . Philadelphia, PA. October 6, 1862. Has articles concerning Mississippi on pages 1 & 4.

  2. Newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer . Philadelphia, PA. October 17, 1862. Has an article concerning Mississippi on page 7.

  3. Newspaper. The Observator , volume 3, number 211. London, England, printed for Charles Brome at the Gun in St. Paul's Church-yard. September 22, 1686.

  4. Newspaper. Weekly Weather Chronicle . War Department, Washington, DC, November 22, 1880.

  5. Newspapers. Current Events . A condensed newspaper for use in public and private schools. Columbus, Ohio, New York, New York.

    1. Week of September 13 ? 17, 1926.

    2. Week of September 20 - 24, 1926.

    3. Week of September 27 ? October 1, 1926.

    4. Week of October 4 ? 8, 1926.

    5. Week of October 11 ? 15, 1926.

    6. Week of October 18 ? 22, 1926.

    7. Week of October 25 ? 29, 1926.

    8. Week of November 1 ? 5, 1926.

    9. Week of November 8 ? 12, 1926.

    10. Week of November 15 ? 19, 1926.

    11. Week of November 29 ? December 3, 1926.

    12. Week of December 6 ? 10, 1926.

    13. Week of December 13 ? 17, 1926.

    14. Week of December 20 ? 24, 1926.

    15. Week of January 3 ? 7, 1927.

    16. Week of January 10 ? 14, 1927.

    17. Week of January 17 ? 21, 1927.

    18. Week of January 24 ? 28, 1927.

    19. Week of May 2 ? 6, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 3.

    20. Week of May 9 ? 13, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.

    21. Week of May 16 ? 20, 1927.

    22. Week of May 23 ? 27, 1927.

    23. Week of September 19 ? 23, 1927.

    24. Week of September 26 ? 30, 1927.

    25. Week of October 3 ? 7, 1927.

    26. Week of October 10 ? 14, 1927.

    27. Week of October 17 ? 21, 1927.

    28. Week of October 24 ? 28, 1927.

    29. Week of October 31 ? November 4, 1927.

    30. Week of November 7 ? 11, 1927.

    31. Week of November 14 ? 18, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.

    32. Week of November 28 ? December 2, 1927.

    33. Week of January 23 ? 27, 1928.

    34. Week of January 30 ? February 3, 1928.

    35. Week of February 6 ? 10, 1928.

    36. Week of February 13 ? 17, 1928.

    37. Week of February 20 ? 24, 1928. 2 copies.

    38. Week of February 27 ? March 2, 1928. 11 copies.

    39. Week of March 5 ? 9, 1928.

    40. Week of March 12 ? 16, 1928.

    41. Week of March 19 ? 23, 1928.

    42. Week of March 26 ? 30, 1928. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.

    43. Week of May 14 ? 18, 1928.

    44. Week of May 21 ? 25, 1928.

    45. Week of May 28 ? June 1, 1928.

    46. Week of June 4 ? 8, 1928.

    47. Map Supplement, no date. 4 copies.

  6. Brochure for ?The New Wringerless Savage? shows the Savage Washer & Dryer. c. 1929.

  7. Pamphlet of the ?By-Laws of the Everett Home for Aged Persons?. 1922-1923.

  8. Brochure of ?The D & H Railroad Hand Signals?. nd.

  9. Pamphlet for the ?Young Machinist's Practical Guide? from the Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company, New Bedford, MA. 1905.

  10. Pamphlet/memory booklet for ?My Service in the WAC Corps?. c. 1945.

  11. Brochure of ?Indian Symbols as used on Indian-Design Jewelry and Artifacts?. nd. In a paper bag from ?Indian Den Trading Post?.

  12. Brochure of ?Indian Symbols and their meanings?. nd. Also in the paper bag from ?Indian Den Trading Post?.

  13. Flyer of ?Root Crops for Farm Stock? from Peter Henderson & Company. 1881.

  14. Flyer of ?An Experiment with Pearl Millet? by Peter Henderson. 1878.

  15. Pamphlet ?The Sunday Examiner Family Doctor Prescriptions Remedies & Advice? from the American Journal-Examiner . 1911.

  16. Pamphlet ?The Sarum Magna Carta 1215: A History of the Document and A Guide to its Translation?, by Elsie Smith, Ph.D., B.A. Published by the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral. 1970.

  17. N.W. Harris & Company Bankers, Boston, List of Bonds

    1. October 1, 1901.

    2. March 1, 1902.

    3. December 1, 1002.

  18. Publisher's Certificate of Sheriff's Sale. June 11, 1892.

  19. Return envelope for J.T. Lovett, Little Silver, New Jersey. This is a Monmouth Nursery, small fruits a specialty. nd.

  20. Letter to Mr. Riley from Bert Anguillara with transcription and envelope, 2009.

  21. FFA Charm, Chapter Star Farmer. nd.

  22. Campaign pin ?Wallace for President ? Stand Up for America?. nd.

  23. Book, Paperback. Pattengill, Henry R. Special Day Exercises for Schools . Robert Smith, Publisher, Lansing, MI, 1893.

  24. Book, Paperback. Sullivan, Edmund B. An account of my participation in ?Operation Crossroads?, The US Navy's atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in the summer of 1946. Edmund B. Sullivan, Centerville, MA, 2007.

  25. Folder titled ?Some Political Stuff, etc.? contains 48 items dated 1846 to current.

    1. 9 postage stamps ? Mississippi Department of Wildlife & Conservation.

    2. Newspaper. Weekly Weather Chronicle. War Department, Washington, DC, October 30, 1880.

    3. Circuit Court ruling, Vermont, 1867.

    4. 5 miscellaneous documents dated 1846, 1872, 1926, 1929 and 1943.

    5. 1 postcard c. 1918.

    6. 4 letters in envelopes dated 1918, 1919, 1921 and 1939.

    7. 2 letters not in envelopes dated 1869 and 1872.

    8. 3 invoices dated 1859, 1894 and 1908.

    9. 18 political flyers, mailed, current.

    10. 2 John Wayne Foundation items dated 1985 and 2000.

    11. 2 President photographs, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

  26. Folder titled ?Chain letters, etc.? contains 83 items, all current.

  27. Box of 53 letters, all from one family. 50 of the letters are to Fannie E. Wilson, using several addresses in Maine and Massachusetts. c. 1860's to 1870's.

  28. Periodical. WIRED , February 2009, 17.02.

  29.  


Name of Collection: Riley (James A.) Collection (M23)               

Accession Number: AM09-10                               

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: May 20, 2009

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 18 books, plus 0.5 cubic feet of material                               

Inclusive Dates: 1733 to current          

  1. Books (18)

    • Brown, Dan.  The Da Vinci Code.  New York: Doubleday, 2003.

    • Cassels, Lavender.  The Archduke and the Assassin.  New York: Dorset Press, 1984.

    • Clancy, Tom (with General Carl Stiner and Tony Koltz).  Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces.  New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988.

    • Gibran, Kahlil.  The Prophet.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959.

    • Ihimaera, Witi, and D.S. Long (eds.).  Into the World of Light: An Anthology of Maori Writing. Heinemann: Auckland, New Zealand,  1982.

    • Ihimaera, Witi.  Maori.  A.R. Shearer, Government Printer: Wellington, New Zealand, 1975.

    • Kuniczak, W.S.  The Thousand Hour Day.  New York:  The Dial Press, 1966.

    • Lacey, Robert.  Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.

    • Lash, Joseph P.  Eleanor: The Years Alone.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1972.

    • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.  War Within and Without: Diaries and Letters, 1939-1944.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.

    • Lord, Walter, Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons.  New York: The Viking Press, 1977.

    • National Football League.  Good Days, Bad Days: 15 NFL Superstars Describe the Best and Worst Moments of Their Careers.  New York: Viking Press, 1992.  Note inclusion of Mississippian Jerry Rice in this book.)

    • Posner, Jackie.  The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells: A Book About Archaeology.  New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1997.

    • Spurr, Russell.  A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945.  New York: Newmarket Press, 1981.

    • Stevenson, William.  A Man Called Intrepid.  New York: Ballantine Books, 1976.

    • Vercors (Translated by Cyril Connolly).  The Silence of the Sea.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1944.

    • Wright, David K.  The Harley-Davidson Motor Company: An Official Eighty-Year History.  Osceola, Wisconsin: Motorbooks International, 1987.

  1. Newspapers (2)

    • The Hattiesburg American. Hattiesburg, MS. January 23, 1958. Major headlines include pay increase for Mississippi teachers and the need for more hospital beds in the community.

    • The Hattiesburg American. Hattiesburg, MS. January 25, 1958. Major headline is in regards to a fire at Perkinston College.

  1. Pamphlets/Brochures (7)

    • Pamphlet of the International Culture Exchange Society (1965, No. 1) of Seoul, Korea.

    • Bulletin, International Culture Exchange Society (Winter 1965) of Seoul, Korea.

    • Bulletin, International Culture Exchange Society (Spring 1965) of Seoul, Korea.

    • Terrain Appreciation.  Marine Corps Schools publication from Quantico, Virginia (1944).

    • Why does Tuberculosis run in the family?  National Tuberculosis Association.  1938.

    • The Official Guide to Barbie Doll Collecting, 4th edition (Mattel, 1998)

    • Parry, Louise G.  The War Dictionary. Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc., 1942.

  1. Magazines (4):

    • 3 issues of Wired magazine (2009)

    • Stardust Collectors Journal. (Winter 1965)

  1. Miscellaneous

    • 25th anniversary memo book from J.C. Penney Co. (ca. 1927).  Includes brief history of the store, table of sales growth and number of stores for each of the 25 years, and a list of the locations of all the stores.

    • 1931 Diary from Wisconsin Foundry and Machine Co.  Contains a lot of information (like an almanac, but more detailed).  For example, it shows that the Jackson, MS, population doubled between 1920 and 1930.

    • Lapel pin advertising Forrest County.

    • Public welfare tax token (Louisiana)

    • Luxury tax token (Louisiana)

    • Token “for amusement purposes only”

    • Houston Transit Co. fare token

    • OPA red point token

    • Mississippi sales tax token

    • Flyer, “Speed Business with Air Mail”, showing air routes operating ca. 1958.

    • Newsletter by, for, and about women in civil defense.  (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956).  Subject: Grandma’s pantry goes on wheels.

    • American Girl button (Felicity)

    • American Girl button (Kirsten)

    • American Girl button (Samantha)

    • Poster, Dolls at 2000: a timeline of dolls viewed through the history of two millennia (United Federation of Doll Clubs)

    • Barbie Collectibles catalogs (2)

    • Six examples of revenue stamped paper from the Reconstruction period of American history, with a one-page explanation.

  1. Collectors’ listings/Auction books

    • Amphora (1 issue, undated)

    • Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles (March 2009)

    • Auction catalogs from Esperia Palace Hotel (Athens): numbers 314, 315, 316, 317, and 318

  1. Documents

    • October 1994 addition to the Riley family history

    • Writings by James A. Riley dated to 1944.

    • Envelope containing 9 documents related to Stissing National Bank in Pine Plains, NY, and Ancram Lead mines in New York; all dated in the 1890s.

    • Folder containing bank papers dated between 1861 and 1930.  Includes a rare document concerning the destruction of currency issues by the Stissing National Bank in New York, as well as documents illustrating the use of revenue stamps.

    • Folder containing 10 certificates of stock from the Stissing National Bank in New York dated 1861-1912.

    • Folder containing 4 documents written in French.  One  is a “direction de Valence” which appears to be dated 1733.

    • Packet of miscellaneous postcards, letters, and other documents, dated 1854-1948.

    • Letter to Mr. Riley from Teofaye Sakile in Addis Ababa (March 1967)

    • Letter to Mr. Riley from Selamalwit Chernet in Addis Ababa (February 2009)

  • Posner, Jackie.  The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells: A Book About Archaeology.  New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1997.

  • The Official Guide to Barbie Doll Collecting, 4th edition (Mattel, 1998)

  • American Girl button (Felicity)

  • American Girl button (Kirsten)

  • American Girl button (Samantha)

  • Poster, Dolls at 2000: a timeline of dolls viewed through the history of two millennia (United Federation of Doll Clubs)

  • Barbie Collectibles catalogs (2)


Accession Number: AM09-12                   

Given By: James A. Riley

Date of Receipt: August 13, 2009

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1 cubic foot, plus 12 books

Inclusive Dates: Oldest item is dated 1854; most recent is 2009.

Conditions of Deposit (Includes donor's instructions for duplicates, etc.):

Add to existing collection (M23).  Materials can be separated and filed as appropriate with our other collections.

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Books.

    1. Bailey, Paul.  For Time and All Eternity.

    2. Delphi Information Sciences Corporation.  The Complete Payment Book: Monthly Amortizing Loan Payments.

    3. Financial Publishing Company.  Monthly Mortgage Calculator for Conventional and F.H.A. Loans.

    4. Freedman, Russell.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    5. Goldberg, Bernard.  Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite.

    6. Goodwin, Jacob.  Brotherhood of Arms: General Dynamics and the Business of Defending America.

    7. Hahn, Mannel.  So You’re Collecting Stamps: A Guide for Those Who Are Beginning a Collection.

    8. Paulsen, Gary.  Wood Song.

    9. Schweizer, Peter.  Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.

    10. Sobol, Donald J.  The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

    11. Trull, Timothy J., and E. Jerry Phares.  Clinical Psychology.  6th edition.

    12. Yerby, Frank.  An Odor of Sanctity.

  2. Spink 2009 collector’s catalogs (2) related to postage stamps and postal history.

  3. Catalog: Timothy Hughes Rare and Early Newspapers.  2009.  Includes prices for Hattiesburg Newspapers.

  4. Magazines:

    1. Philatelic Bulletin.  August 2009.

    2. Smithsonian. August 2009.

    3. Wired.  August 2009.

    4. Southern Agriculturist.  February1, 1926.

  5. Pamphlets:

    1. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization.  Survive Nuclear Attack.  Part of “Ten for Survival Series”.  1960.

    2. Flambeau Plastics Corporation.  Giant Book of Duncan Yo-Yo & Spin Top Tricks.  1971.

    3. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  Tuberculosis: Important Points in Tuberculosis Prevention.  Mr. Riley estimates the date as circa 1930s.

  6. Double-sided National Geographic map: The Red Planet Mars. 1973.

  7. Seven page-protected sheets (double-sided) containing postal stamps from around the world (Denmark to Indonesia).  The sheets also include notes made by Mr. Riley.

  8. Loose stamp.  One-cent, United States, with Tiffany Lamp image.

  9. Folder of documents related to Stissing National Bank of Pine Plains, New York.  1864-1908.

  10. Folder of documents and photographs (labeled “NASHPEX”) related to J. A. Riley, some from Madison, WI, and some from Hattiesburg, MS.  The Hattiesburg materials include poll tax receipts.  1960s.

  11. Typescript: Anatomy of a Retirement by James A. Riley.  Undated.

  12. Typescript: A Collector’s Story by James A. and Corneil M. Riley.  1987.

  13. Folder of correspondence between Mr. Riley and Teofaye Sahile in Ethiopia.  1960s.

  14. Packet of correspondence from Israel to Mr. & Mrs. George Larksberger of Detroit, Michigan.  Written in Polish or Yiddish.  1950s & 60s.a

  15. Folder of documents related to the adoption of Mr. Riley’s adoption of his daughter Linda.  Mexico, 1967.

  16. Three cashier’s checks: two from Burlington Northern, Inc.  and one from Barq’s Beverage Company in Greenville, MS.

  17. Flyer for the St. Jude Holiness Crusade in Hattiesburg, MS.  1980s.

  18. Restrikes of four Confederate gold coins.

  19. Folder of miscellaneous letters and offers.

  20. Nine photographs representing cars and their owners.  1920s.

  21. Seven postcards.  1898 – 1916.

  22. Gray Line Tours.  Mailer with reproductions of images from old New Orleans (1850-1920).  The mailer was printed in 1968.

  23. Small souvenir image of Berlin.

  24. Four business cards, ca. 1935.

  25. Invoice and envelope from Haskell & Jones in Portland, Maine.  1893.

  26. Handwritten letter, dated August 17, 1913.  Bangor, ME.  Written to Fred White in Bangor, ME.

  27. Handwritten letter, dated June 23, 1854.  Boston, MA.  Written to Daniel Young in South Sanford, ME, from his brother, James Young.

  28. Trip log for Elizabeth Mathison, Mr. Riley’s mother-in-law.  England, Greece, France: 1972.  Small notebook found loose inside also contains notes of the trip.

  29. Trip log for Elizabeth Mathison, Mr. Riley’s mother-in-law.  England, Italy, Spain, France: 1971. 

  30. Record book  (1950s to present) containing notes and several loose items, including:

    1. Baker family births, marriages, and deaths

    2. Riley family births, marriages, and deaths

    3. Mississippi Power Hurricane Preparedness checklist.  1987.

  31. Riley family materials

    1. Two handwritten letters, dated 1945.  Collins, MS.  Written to James Riley from his brother T. Jack Riley.

    2. Typed history of the Shows family in connection with Old Hebron Baptist Church.

    3. Documents related to James Arthur Riley, Sr., and his wife Mary Baker Riley (parents of donor), dated from 1928 - 1978, including insurance records, deeds, copy of J.A. Riley’s death certificate, original marriage certificate, and correspondence.  One letter is from Dr. William McCain at Mississippi Southern College, hiring Mrs. Mary Riley for a job in the library in 1960.  Places in Mississippi include Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and New Hebron.

    4. Documents related to James Arthur Riley, Jr., including insurance records, Veterans Administration paperwork, deeds, and correspondence.  Dates range from 1927-1958.  Places in Mississippi include Collins and Hattiesburg.

    5. Typewritten letter, dated 1987, from Elizabeth Riley Bryan to James Riley, Jr., related to family history research. Copies of family history materials included with the letter.

    6. Memorial record for John Baker Riley (1930 – 1940), along with sympathy card.

    7. Memorial records and correspondence for James Arthur Riley, Sr.  (1902-1958).


Accession Number: AM09-48                               

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: October 7, 2009         

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).Extent: 1 cu.ft.

Extent: 1.25 cubic feet

Inclusive Dates: Oldest item from 1867 to 2009         

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Books (hardback)

    1. Angell, Norman. The Story of Money.

    2. Blakely, Doc; Griffith, Joe; Henry, Robert; Robertson, Jeanne. How the Platform Professionals Keep ‘Em Laughin’.

    3. The Macmillan Company. Audubon’s Birds of America.

    4. William Dixon, Inc. First Quality Tools and Supplies needed by Jewelers, Silversmiths, Die Sinkers, Engravers, Arts and Crafts and Metal Workers.

  2. Books (paperback)

    1. Best, Elsdon. The Maori School of Learning.

    2. Cowan, James. The Caltex Book of Maori Lore.

    3. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Mint. Domestic and Foreign Coins Manufactured by Mints of the United States 1793-1970.

    4. Larson, Gary.  The Far Side Gallery 2.

    5. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I Wear the Morning Star.

    6. Schwimmer, Eric. The World of the Maori.

  3. Auction Catalogs

    1. Art and Archives Auction of the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Limited, 27 October 2009.

    2. Universal Philatelic Auctions Postal Auctions, 6 October 2009.

  4. Pattern Books

    1. American Thread Co. Star Book of Crochet Designs.

    2. LaCroix, Sophie T. Old and New Designs in Crochet Work.

    3. LaCroix, Sophie T. Old and New Designs in Crochet Work Book 2.

    4. Minerva Yarns. Minerva Style Book.

  5. Periodicals

    1. Trains, August 1993.

    2. Wired, September 2009.

    3. Wired, October 2009.

    4. Radio, October 1935.

  6. Pamphlets

    1. Vane A. Jones Co. Traction & Models. December 1969.

    2. Vane A. Jones Co. Scale Railroading. July 1969.

    3. R.M. Wagner. Trolley Talk. June 1971.

    4. Fifty Caliber Shooters Association. Very High Power. 1999 #2.

    5. Gittelman’s Sons. The Romance of Furs. 1946.

  7. Folder titled Chain Letters. Contains 39.

  8. Folders of essays

    1. Riley, Corneil M. She Has Fits…Some Say. 1988. (2 copies)

    2. Handwritten Essay on the State of Our World. 8/27/09

  9. Folder of short stories, poems and correspondence by James Riley. Contains 16.

  10. Two small Japanese prints.

  11. Handwritten letter from John in Soviet Union to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Barner in Athens, GA. (?  c. 1938)

  12. Handwritten letter from Mr. Kennedy at the Office of McCandless, Jamison & Co. in Pittsburg to James Watson Esq in Washington, July 1867.

  13. Postal Card confirming subscription from Moore’s Subscription Agency in Brockport, NY, to L.B. Ennis (?) in Stone Mills, NY, 1/29/1883.

  14. Receipt mailed from T.B.Peddie & Co. in New York to Mr. Joseph Erhart in Erie, PA, 12/30/1897.

  15. World Politics Cartoons of Moammar Khadafy (Libya) 8/1985, and Andrei Gromyko 1980.

  16. Flip out book of Lizards from Educational Reading Service 1972.

  17. Postal Card advertisement for John C. Meyer & Co. in Boston, Mass, for Cutter’s Spool Silks, c. 1897.

  18. Post card with photo of “Old Cannon captured from the Mexicans at Fort Stockton…” n.d.

  19. 50 cent token for employees of R.W. Hinton Co in Lumberton, MS, to use for merchandize only.

  20. War Department flyer [G.O. 109.] Washington, August 16, 1917.

  21. Headquarters 4th Military District (Dept of Mississippi) Jackson, MS, June 17, 1869. Special Orders No. 128.

  22. Tarif papers from Brussels c. 1927.

  23. Trading Cards of worldwide fighter aircraft c. 1990

    1. One packet of 4 cards in sleeve

    2. One unopened package, unknown count


Accession Number: AM10-65                               

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: May 4, 2010

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1.5 cu.ft.                     

Inclusive Dates: 1800’s to current       

Conditions of Deposit (Includes donor's instructions for duplicates, etc.):

Add to existing collection (M23). Materials can be separated and filed as appropriate with other collections.

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Capital Stock forms for Silver Chief Mining Company, blank, circa 1800’s (2)

  2. Preferred and Common Stock forms for Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad Company, certified, circa 1930’s (4)

  3. Miscellaneous stock certificates, most certified, circa 1889 – 1989 (100)

  4. In Memoriam Mrs. Louisa Dickinson Greene, Born July 14, 1830, Deceased March 29, 1881, booklet published in 1881, 48 pages

  5. Genie of Oleum the Legend of Petroleum booklet by Emma W. Thompson, copyright January 1892

  6. The Boss Recruiting Notes pamphlet by Jim Riley, Manager Madison, Wisconsin, Crawford and Company, 1969

  7. The Boss Recruiting Notes pamphlet by Jim Riley, Manager Madison, Wisconsin, Crawford and Company, 1972

  8. Pamphlet concerning circus acts and natural history with an ad for Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey on the first page titled Elis Hartz, The Goosebone Weather Prophet of Reading, Pa., circa 1900

  9. Weekly newspaper American Gardening, New York

    1. September 18, 1897

    2. November 6, 1897

    3. December 4, 1897

    4. December 11, 1897

    5. December 18, 1897

    6. January 15, 1898

    7. May 7, 1898

    8. January 21, 1899

  10. Biweekly newspaper The London Gazette, London

    1. October 7, to October 10, 1721

    2. October 14, to October 17, 1721

    3. October 27, to October 31, 1721

  11. Public information daily newspaper Official U.S. Bulletin, Washington D.C., February 10, 1919

  12. Document mailed from China January 29, 2007

  13. Washington Manufacturing Company in Nashville, Tennessee, price list for overalls and coats, September 1, 1939

  14. Maori literature for sale in New Zealand, 2009

  15. Letter between Union Terminal Cold Storage Co. in New York and Messrs. Elmer Wood, Co. in Moulton, Iowa, January 23, 1917

  16. Ticket to the Inaugural Ceremonies State Officers Elect at the State Armory in Springfield, Illinois on January 14, 1957

  17. Selective Service System registration form, blank, SSSFORM 1M (MARR 07)

  18. State of Vermont Marriage certificate between Charles L. Bowers and Lily J. Bennett, February 1, 1892

  19. Keene High School (New Hampshire) report card for Albert ThaAcher, March 17, 1866

  20. List of Famous Ohioans, July 3, 2004

  21. Postal Commemorative Society First Day Covers from Around the World

    1. Jersey; National Festivals – Creative Arts

    2. Croatia; 150th Anniversary of the Croatian Language

    3. Thailand; Rickshaws

  22. Printed letters from D.Drenckhahn, Rector of the Mittelschule, Burg a. Fehmarn, Baltic, Germany, circa 1922-23

  23. Map titled Battles of the Civil War, from the History Channel Club

  24. Flyer titled Special Offer on Pretty Feet, from Prof. Conklin 1901 Hervey Street, Chicago, Ill.

  25. Postcard, questions blank, with address of The A.N. Palmer Company, 30 Irving Place, New York, N.Y., and questions concerning penmanship on back, no date

  26. Envelope of miscellaneous items including jokes meant to offend and mail order dates

  27. Article written by James A. Riley in 2007 titled The Anglican Church As I See It

  28. Company stock certificate for Porto Rico Telephone Company, July 8, 1960

  29. Duplicate invoice written in Spanish for Factura De Rentas Internas, April 19, 1956

  30. Spanish property deed, October 26, 1920

  31. Spanish sales brochure Filacap, June 2009

  32. Modern replicas of Confederate States of America coins (4)

  33. Pierce’s Memorandum and Account Book

    1. 1906-1907

    2. 1927-1928

  34. Letter to Mr. James Riley from Cheo Ngwa Cornelius, scam, 2009

  35. Miscellaneous financial documents, circa 1800’s (5)

  36. Miscellaneous invoices and correspondence, circa 1800’s and early 1900’s (33)

  37. Miscellaneous business/advertising information, circa 1940’s – 1980’s (7)

  38. Miscellaneous insurance company and bank papers, circa 1800’s (53)

  39. Stissing National Bank of Pine Plains, Dutchess Co. N.Y., documents and correspondence circa 1800’s (49)

  40. Miscellaneous correspondence some postcards, all letters in envelopes, Barnes and Freeman are frequent names, circa 1800’s – early 1900’s (29)

  41. Miscellaneous correspondence used as advertising, circa 1920’s and 1961 (3)

  42. Correspondence from the Malay states, all written in the Tamil language, circa 1960’s (17)

  43. Miscellaneous items in Swedish and Polish, circa 1900’s (18)

  44. Post Cards of the ships of the Great Lakes, all unused and undated (33)

  45. Post Cards used for correspondence, circa early 1900’s (8)

  46. Post Cards described as spectacular or historically connected, both used and unused, circa 1900’s (62)

  47. Stamp Collections

    1. Stamps on index cards w/descriptions (10)

    2. International postal stationary (40)

    3. The Civil War Commemorative Folio from the Postal Commemorative Society, issued 1986

    4. The Constitution Bicentennial Mint Stamp Collector’s Panel, Official Collector’s Panel of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, issued 1987

    5. The Constitution Bicentennial First Day of Issue Collector’s Panel, Official Collector’s Panel of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, issued 1987

    6. Europa Postal Issues, 2 panels, missing 2 stamps, 1980

    7. 50th Anniversary World War II, 2 panels (Marshall Islands & Allied Bombing of Schweinfurt), issued 1993

    8. World of Stamps Series, Stamps of Tanzania, Spitfires panel from the Postal Commemorative Society, nd

    9. World of Stamps Series, Stamps of Mongolia, Albert Einstein Man of the Century panel from the Postal Commemorative Society, nd

    10. Official Proofcard of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Georgia, issued 1988

    11. Boston Tea Party panel, issued 1973

    12. Moon landing panel, issued 1971

    13. Cape Hatteras National Seashore panel, issued 1972

    14. Banking and Commerce panel, issued 1975

    15. Hot Air Ballooning panel, issued 1983

    16. Variety of United States historical panels, issue dates circa 1985-1987 (40)

    17. Christmas Collector Panels featuring Saturday Evening Post Cover Art by Normal Rockwell, included one page of historical facts, first issue 1962, circa 1987, (9)

    18. Collectors page of loose stamps from Cayman Islands, nd

  48. Wooden tool to test honey viscosity, obtained in the Mississippi Delta, made in Mexico (2)

  49. Children’s Books

    1. Fairy Stories of the Moon, by Emma M. Maguire, Instructor Literature Series – No. 6, F. A. Owen Publishing Company, copyright 1905

    2. Safari Adventure An Exciting Trip to See the Wild Animals of Africa, A Troll Pop-Up Book, Hallmark Cards, copyright 1988

  50. Books

    1. An Introduction to Ancient and Modern Geography, by J.A. Cummings, 1822

    2. Personal and Family Survival Civil Defense Adult Education Course Student Manual, 1963

    3. The Pope’s Daughter, by Caroline P. Murphy, 2004

    4. Big Wheel from Wheelrim, by E. Paul “Jack” Davis, 2004, signed in 2010

    5. Delicious Quick Desserts, by Mary Mason for Junket, copyright 1929

    6. Why did they name it…?, by Hannah Campbell, 1964

    7. Coins of the World 1750-1850, by William D. Craig, First Edition, 1966

    8. Beadweaving, New Needle-Techniques & Original Designs, by Ann Benson, 1993

  51. Magazines & Catalogs

    1. Amphora Coins, List 96 catalog, nd

    2. Gemini Numismatic Auctions VI, catalog, January 10, 2010

    3. Universal Philatelic Auctions, catalog, January 12, 2010

    4. Philatelic Bulletin No. 93, catalog, February 2010

    5. Wired

      1. November 2009

      2. December 2009


Accession Number: AM10-66                               

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: May 21, 2010

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1 item             

Inclusive Dates: 1811   

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Newspaper, Independent Chronicle, from Boston, Massachusetts, Volume XLIIL, Number 3151, June 27, 1811, printed by Adams, Rhoades & Co.


Accession Number: AM10-100                             

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: 2007

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1 item             

Inclusive Dates: 1953   

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

One letter that was found inside the following book donated to Special Collections:

            Keating, Bern, The Grand Banks, 1968.

The letter, dated April 16, 1953, is to Bern Keating from J.A. Harris of The California Company in New Orleans, LA. The letter addresses changes that must be made in his writings about offshore seismic work.


Accession Number: AM10-106                 

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: September 2, 2010

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1.5 cu.ft.                     

Inclusive Dates: 1875 - current

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Post Cards

    1. Family life among the Amish (150)

    2. Riga Latvia, circa 1970’s (14)

    3. Moscow, circa 1970’s (15)

    4. Pirate’s Alley, New Orleans, La., nd, 1 cent stamp required

    5. Post Cards used for correspondence, circa early 1900’s (3)

  2. Personal correspondence

    1. Letter from GI in Iran, nd

    2. Letter dated August 15, 1875

    3. Letter written in Vietnamese dated 1953

    4. Christmas card from Mrs. M Nickolay, nd

    5. Letter from E. Paul “Jack” Davis to Council on Aging of SW Ohio, October 18, 2006

  3. Various business letters and invoices, circa early 1900’s (39)

  4. Ads

    1. Modes Custom Tailors, 1965

    2. Postal Check Service, French, 1960

    3. Wallaces’ Farmer serial, nd

    4. Iowa Mutual Insurance Company, 1931

    5. Las Vegas, Vol. 7 No. 15, nd

    6. The Right and Wrong of What to Wear, Lord’s in Boston, Mass., nd

    7. Bond Clothes, 1934/35

    8. Crystal-Pure Soft Water from every faucet the Lamco way!!!, Los Angeles, Calif., circa 1927

    9. Frida Kahlo, nd

    10. Innsbruck at sunset

  5. Unused product labels

    1. Booth’s Dairy paper milk cap

    2. Triangle Farms Dairy paper milk cap

    3. Hudson label, with photo of steam boat on river

    4. Unnamed label with woman sweeping

  6. Programs

    1. Zowie! Zowie! program for the U.S. Naval Men’s Club Thanksgiving Day musical, Base 6, November 28, 1918

    2. Vronsky and Babin program for the internationally famous Russian duo-pianists at the Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, on November 5, 1939

    3. Hamlet program presented by Michael Todd, starring Maurice Evans, 1945-46 season

    4. Organ Recital program by Frederic Rogers, August 6, 1915, First Presbyterian Church, Hutchinson, Kansas

    5. Easter, 1903, Resurrection Tidings, By Rev. W.L. Remsberg, A service of scripture, recitation and song for the children’s church extension Sunday, April 12, 1903

    6. Famous Houses of Paris Hill, Hannibal Hamlin, August 28, 1937

  7. Individual ad pages from magazines or books

    1. From The FRA, April 1911, Hammered Copper and German Silver

    2. From The FRA, November 1912, Desk Appointments of Hand-Wrought Copper

    3. From The FRA, November 1912, An American Beauty Vase of Hand-Wrought Copper

    4. From The FRA, September 1913, When Dreams Come True

    5. From The FRA, February 1915, Vases of Hand-Hammered Copper

    6. Unknown origin, Soldiers on the Move, nd

    7. Unknown origin, Christopher Columbus, Frontispiece – Irving, Vol. Seven, nd

  8. Report card for SY 1934/35 for Norma Kolbe at Jefferson scool in Elyria Public Schools

  9. Dinner menu from Faisan D’or, undated

  10. Invoice from the Standard Oil Company, 1957

  11. Propaganda leaflet dropped on Baghdad at the onset of war with Iraq, nd

  12. Photograph of postcard of the New Old South Church in Boston, Mass. As it was in 1906, nd

  13. Social Security Card for James K. Hackett, leaflet dated 1954

  14. Reproduction of a stereoscopic photograph “155 City of Havana, looking toward the harbor, Cuba.”

  15. CARE Citation of Merit to Carlise Grange #1502, nd

  16. Scholastic Maps and Resource Panels, for readers of News Trails and News Explorers (1) 1966

  17. Circular No. 523 Stock-Raising Homestead Act of December 29, 1916, reprint by the Department of the Interior, General Land Office, August 27, 1920.

  18. 3-ring notebook with Pope John Paul II on the cover, containing 54 4x6 photographs taken circa 1994, mostly of Mississippi scenes, and 36 “doodling of a madman” named and signed drawings

  19. Bronze medal “Pickney’s Treaty Opens Mississippi Commerce, October 27, 1795”

  20. Royal Family Paper Dolls, Bellerophon Books, 1988

  21. Books

    1. Dr. Burns’ Prescription for Happiness, by George Burns, 1984

    2. English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century, by Douglas Bush, 1952

    3. Repaso, by Donald Devenish Walsh and Harlan Gary Sturm, 1971

    4. The Agenda, Inside the Clinton White House, by Bob Woodward, 1994

    5. Antarctica, by Kim Stanley Robinson, 1998

    6. North Forrest High School, Life, The Year in Pictures 2001-2002, vol.52

    7. Into the Unknown, Reader’s Digest, 1981

    8. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Soccer, by D.W. Crisfield, 1999

    9. New Orleans Ghosts, by Victor C. Klein, 1996

    10. Jungle Pilot, The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, martyred Missionary to Ecuador,  by Russell T. Hitt with epilogue by Stephen F. Saint, 1997

    11. Maori, The Crisis and the Challenge, by Alan Duff, 1998

    12. The Maori School of Learning, Dominion Museum Monograph No. 6,  by Elsdon Best, 1974

    13. The Journal of the Polynesian Society, a quarterly study of the native peoples of the Pacific area, The Polynesian Society, Vol. 67 No. 1, March 1958

    14. Photo Atlas for Biology, by James W. Perry and David Morton, 1996

    15. Nga Mahi Maori O Te Wao Nui A Tane, Contributions to an International Workshop on Ethnobotany, Edited by W. Harris and P. Kapoor, 1990

  22. Catalogs

    1. Amphora, List 97 Coins and Antiquities

    2. Stamp Market Quarterly, Jan-Mar 2008, Vol. 7 No. 1

    3. Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part I British Commonwealth, 1982 edition

  23. Harper’s Young People, An Illustrated Weekly, Vol. I, No. 7, December 16, 1879


Accession Number: AM10-111                             

Given By: James A. Riley via Peggy Price         

Date of Receipt: January 26, 2003

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 2 items                       

Inclusive Dates: circa 1860’s    


Accession Number: AM10-134                 

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: September 2, 2010

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: .75 cu.ft.                     

Inclusive Dates: circa 1800’s – late 1900’s

Material Removed From Collection:

Contour blood sugar meter in pouch returned to Mr. Riley
                 

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Post Cards

    1. Printed in Germany, circa 1909, early use of swastika

    2. United States (4)

    3. Canada, 1959-1973 (5)

    4. Australia (1)

    5. China (3)

    6. Thailand, 1969 (1)

    7. Tahiti

    8. Mauritius (1)

    9. Bermuda, 1972 (1)

    10. Trieste, Italy, 1939 (2)

    11. Italy, 1967-1978 (4)

    12. Rome, Italy (7)

    13. Ireland, 1998 (1)

    14. Holland, 1967-1978 (4)

    15. La Habana, Cuba (2)

    16. England, 1959-1976 (5)

    17. Germany, 1959-1971 (3)

    18. Spain, 1961 (1)

    19. Czech Republic, 1973 (3)

    20. Sweden, 1966 (1)

    21. Israel (1)

    22. Poland (1)

    23. Russia (18)

  2. Personal correspondence

    1. Letters from Japan, circa 1950’s, (19)

    2. Letter written in Oriental language

    3. Letter handwritten to “Mom” from YMCA Camp Morgan, Washington, N.H., with no date nor envelope

    4. Letters to J.T.R. Freeman of South West Harbor, Maine

      1. From Eastman Bros. & Bancroft in Portland, Me., postmarked August 27, 1889

      2. From Joseph H. Curtis in Boston, Mass., postmarked October 25, 1887

  3. 19th Century Bank Papers (63 items)

  4. Various business records, circa 1800’s and early 1900’s (25 items)

  5. Propaganda leaflet dropped in Bagdad, nd

  6. Tibetan propaganda labels protesting the Chinese occupation (7 items)

  7. Various Russian documents, appear to be travel related (7 items)

  8. Booklets

    1. National Survey Company, Chester, Vermont, “A Story in Pictures of the National Survey” of map making, circa 1940’s

    2. Century Building Blocks, Oakville, Ont., copyright W.R. Gregg

    3. Bradley’s Standard Fertilizers, Vermont, “For Fifty Years The Standard 1862 – 1912”, 1913

    4. Consolidated Automatic Merchandising Corporation and its Subsidiaries Sixth Annual Report, December 31, 1933

  9. Promotional Flyers for films, foreign and domestic

    1. Sultan Ahmed’s Jai Vikraanta, one sided

    2. Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen,  Bombay, folded flyer

    3. Liberty Art Productions, Sitara, Bombay, two-sided flyer

    4. Liberty Art Productions, Lekh, two-sided flyer (2 copies)

    5. Hindustan Film Exchange, The Ghost of Zorro, India, Pakistan, Burma & Ceylon, folded flyer

    6. Gee Aar Pictures, Chandi ki Deewar, Bombay, booklet style

    7. Hemdale and Passage Films Inc., The Passage, U.K., two sided flyer

    8. Hindustan Film Exchange, The Purple Monster Strikes, Bombay, folded flyer

    9. Jeetendra, Kyo Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, India, band

    10. 20th Century-Fox Pictures, Shirley Temple in Dimples, U.S., folded flyer

    11. Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet, U.S., folded flyer, 1933

    12. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, U.S., folded flyer

    13. Marina Sheptunova’s Open Heart, Russia, two sided flyer

    14. Sovesportfilm’s Professor Dowell’s testament, Russia, one sided flyer

    15. Mosfilm Studio’s VIY, Russia, two sided flyer

    16. Ranjit Film Company pictures, Bombay, two sided flyer

    17. Surya Film Company pictures, Bombay, two sided flyer

    18. Sovesportfilm’s Ruthless Romance, Russia, two sided flyer (2 copies)

    19. Sovesportfilm’s Commandos in the Alert Region, Russia, two sided, folded flyer

  10. Books

    1. The Visual Encyclopedia of Natural Healing, by the editors of Prevention Magazine, 1991

    2. Eyes of the War, Vol. II A Photographic Report of World War II, compiled and edited by Nat Hyman, 1945

    3. Civil War in Pictures, by Fletcher Pratt, 1955

    4. On the Hog Train through Kansas, A Collection of Funny Stories That’ll Make You Laugh,Up-to- Date and a Little Beyond, by Harry L. Newton, 1906

  11. Newspapers and publications

    1. The Stars and Stripes, Daily Newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, Vol. 1, No. 27, February 16, 1945

    2. The Weekly Philatelic Era, published every Saturday in the interests of Stamp Collectors, Portland, Me.

      1. Vol. XI, No. 24, March 13, 1897, Whole No. 200

      2. Vol. XIV, No. 19, February 3, 1900, Whole No. 351

      3. Vol. XIII, No. 18, January 28, 1899, Whole No. 298

    3. The Post Office, A Monthly Journal for Stamp Collectors, New York

      1. Vol. II, No. 24, March, 1893

      2. Vol. VIII, No. 95, February, 1899

    4. Friendship Junior and Amateur Collector, “The Most Successful Amateur Paper Ever Published”, Chili, N.Y.

      1. Vol. IV, No. 1, July 25, 1904

      2. Vol. V, No. 4, April, 1905

    5. Colby Voice and New London News, New London, N.H., Vol. III, No. 4, November 11, 1916

  12. Contour blood sugar meter in pouch


Accession Number: AM11-22                   

Given By: James A. Riley           

Date of Receipt: March 18, 2011

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Extent: 1 cu.ft.            

Inclusive Dates: circa 1800’s - 2011

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Post Cards

    1. Miscellaneous (4)

    2. United States (4)

    3. Canada, 1959-1973 (4)

    4. London (2)

    5. Paris (3)

    6. Norway (4)

    7. Spain (3)

    8. Italy (20)

    9. Africa (1)

    10. Germany (7)

    11. Denmark (2)

    12. Ireland (1)

    13. Russia (62)

    14. Packets of post card sized information cards on Russia (2)

  2. Christmas Cards (3)

  3. Correspondence

    1. Letters and business documents from Cass County Michigan, circa 1800’s

    2. Example of fraudulent correspondence

    3. Note to Mr. Riley concerning stamps

    4. Various business letters and cards (5)

    5. Christmas card addressed to Mr. & Mrs. James Laughlin & family, 1933

    6. Two handwritten letters to Raymond Rotteck in Derby, Connecticut, from Arthur Cotterrell in England

      1. January 3, 1933

      2. February 4, 1933

    7. Samples of envelopes from recent years from various countries (5)

  4. Miscellaneous Business Papers, ca. late 1800’s-early 1900’s (31 items)

  5. Saffron information card, Plants of the Bible

  6. Ladies’ Benevolent Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lebanon, NH,  1924/1925 program

  7. Lancaster Academy spring term tuition rates, 1862

  8. Citation for good school behavior, City of New York Grade School, ca. 1900-1910

  9. Bulgarian identification

  10.  

  11. Product labels and box (16)

  12. Miscellaneous business advertisements (10)

  13. Stamps, Italy 1941, depicting Hitler & Mussolini (2)

  14. 1934 Tax Return List from Lauderdale County, AL

  15. Photograph and stamp of Emperor Bao-Dai in Viet Nam, 1951

  16. Application, blank, for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  17. Music

    1. Roses of Picardy Song, Words by Fred Weatherly, Music by Haydn Wood, 1916. Also contains The Song of Songs, paroles by Maurice Vaucaire, English words by Clarence Lucas, music by Moya, 1914

    2. Pentecostal Hymns, A Winnowed Collection, a forerunner (abridged) edition of advance pages to use to order from the Hope Publishing Co., 1891

  18. Booklets

    1. Annual Report of the town of Wolfeforo, New Hampshire, for the fiscal year ending February 15, 1897.

    2. Annual Report of the town of Swanzey, New Hampshire

      1. Fiscal year ending February 15, 1903

      2. Fiscal year ending February 15, 1909

      3. Fiscal year ending February 15, 1910

      4. Fiscal year ending February 15, 1911

      5. Fiscal year ending February 15, 1927

    3. Solvay Alkali, information booklet on the Solvay Process Company in Syracuse, NY, 1916

    4. The Museum of National History at Fredericksborg Castle, Guide for Visitors, 1935

    5. Catechism, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, No. 2, New York

    6. Great Artists Biographical Series Angelo, 1903

    7. Christian Living Intermediate Graded Series, Fourth Year Part One, The Pilgrim Press 1913

    8. The History and Literature of the Hebrew People, Senior Graded Series, Second Year Part One, Teacher’s Manual, The Pilgrim Press 1913

    9. Samuel Adams, Father of American Independence, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1922

    10. The Present Task of the Ministry, Woodrow Wilson, 1918

    11. Century Building Blocks, copyright W.R. Gregg, Oakville, Ontario

  19. Books

    1. An Encyclopedia of World History, compiled and edited by William L. Langer, 1948

    2. Eleventh Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington Government Printing Office, 1897

    3. Golden Treasury Readers Fourth Reader, Charles M. Stebbins, 1912

    4. Chimps and Baboons, by Emily and Ola d’Aulaire, 1974

  20. Publications

    1. The Philatelic Era, A Semi-Monthly Magazine devoted to Stamp Collecting, Portland, Me.

      1. Vol. VIII, No. 5, May 1, 1894

      2. Vol. VIII, No. 6, May 15, 1894

      3. Vol. VIII, No. 7, June 1, 1894

    2. The Weekly Philatelic Era, published every Saturday in the interests of Stamp Collectors, Portland, Me.

      1. Vol. XII, No. 21, February 19, 1898, Whole No. 249

      2. Vol. XII, No. 22, February 26, 1898, Whole No. 250

    3. Various magazines devoted to Stamp Collecting

      1. The Collector, a monthly for collectors, Vol. IV, No. 6, March 1894

      2. The Metropolitan Philatelist, A Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No 4, July 1891

      3. The Philatelic Monthly, Vol. XV, No 12, December 1889

      4. The Quaker City Philatelist, A Monthly Journal for Stamp Collectors, Vol. IV, No. 38, February 1889

      5. The Philatelic Herald, Vol. IV, No. 7, July 1887

      6. The Philatelic Journal of America, Vol. IV, No. 47, November 1888

    4. Gemini Numismatic auctions VII, coin auction held January 9, 2011

    5. M & R Coins, coin price lists

      1. Spring, 2011

      2. March, 2011 Part 2

      3. April, 2011

    6. The American Bee Journal, Vol. XXVIII, No. 11, September 10, 1891

    7. Boston Gears, Catalog No. 45, 1924

    8. 1985 Pacnncahne train schedule, Moscow

  21. Newspapers

    1. The London Gazette, No. 824, From October 9 to October 13, 1673

    2. The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 29, 1863

    3. The Evening Post, Semi-weekly, Vol. 65. No. 37, May 8, 1874

    4. The New York Herald, Whole No. 12,060, August 27, 1869

    5. The Pittsfield Sun, Vol. LXXIX, No. 0, October 9, 1878

    6. United States’ Telegraph, Vol. V, No. 26, March 4, 1830

    7. New-Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 53, New Series, Vol. XXVI, Whole No. 1383, October 5, 1835

    8. The Republican, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, Whole No. 1302, August 12, 1882

    9. Boston Daily Advertiser, No. 22,733, Vol. 138, No. 5, July 8, 1881

    10. The Globe, Vol. IX, No. 188, January 21, 1840

    11. Daily Times, Vol. 1, No. 21, February 27, 1867

    12. The New York Times, Vol. X, No. 2833, October 19, 1860

    13. Guernsey Evening Press, No. 11,386, January 8, 1943

    14. The Star, CXXIX, No. 130, October 28, 1943

    15. Guernsey Evening Press, No. 11,450, December 22, 1943

    16. Guernsey Evening Press, No. 11,457, January 10, 1944

    17. Thanhnien, Viet Nam, January 22, 2011


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