An original leaf from the Gospel of Luke, the Bible, printed by Robert Barker at London, England in 1615. The Geneva-Tomson-Junius version.
G. V. Stoeber, Southern States Realty Co., and F. G. Rogers Eng'r
Map of Southern States Realty Co.'s Spartanburg property depicting lots on Beacon Ave., Concord Ave., and Highland Ave.
Alan Seeger, 1888–1916, American poet, b. New York City, grad. Harvard, 1910. During World War I he served in the French Foreign Legion and was killed in battle in 1916. He is famous for his war poem, “I Have a Rendezvous with Death.” Classmate of T.S. Eliot. In this letter, Seeger talks about his arrival (in September, 1912) and accommodations in Paris, and comments upon the current political and spiritual culture of France.
Newbury Realty & Auction, Co. and W. H. Stiff C.E.
Map of Carver Heights, Spartanburg, S.C. owned by W.W. Lancaster, Wm. B. Harrison, Dr. J.T. Montgomery, subdivided by Newbury Realty & Auctions Co., Spartanburg, S.C., November 21, 1924.Scale 50 - 1 inch.
Lots lines are drawn on Beacon St., Concord Ave., and Highland Ave. This area is part of the neighborhood in Spartanburg known as Highland.
Gandhi writes from Yeravda Prison in Poona, India in 1933 in apparent response to Harry Deutch, of the Bronx.
Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist and humanitarian, writes to Lionel M. Ettlinger in March of 1940, lamenting the present situation in Europe — and to thank him for the pipe he sent.
A short letter handwritten by Albert Schweitzer in 1946.
USN Commander W.R. Anderson Writes on USS Nautilus Stationary a Summary of the Ship'd Journey Across the North Pole, 1958
William Robert Anderson
Anderson thanks addressee Mr. Sickel for his interesting letter (not included) and summarizes the journey of the USS Nautilus under the polar ice cap and across the North Pole on August 3, 1958. The letter is typed on USS Nautilus stationary.
The evening of Friday, November 22, 1963 the Spartanburg Journal published an extra edition to inform Spartanburg citizens of President Kennedy’s assassination. This publication states that Kennedy was shot at approximately 12:30 pm (CST) by an unknown assassin and was pronounced dead at 1:00 pm (CST). At the time of publication, there was no word on when Vice President Johnson would take the oath of office to succeed President Kennedy, and Lee Harvey Oswald was in custody for the murder of a Dallas policeman. Oswald was also being interrogated to determine if he had any connection with Kennedy’s assassination.
The News and Courier
The front page of Charleston, S.C.'s News and Courier, published on November 23, 1963, the day following the assassination of President Kennedy. Every story on the page is dedicated to covering the death of Kennedy or the succession of President Johnson. The top headline reads "Kennedy Murdered; Marxist is Charged."
Letter by Charles H. Townes on UC Berkeley stationary Regarding his Receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1964
Charles Hard Townes
Townes describes the monetary award of the Nobel Prize as well as its broader benefits for the public good. He writes from the University of California Berkeley, where he was a professor of physics.
In 1964 Townes shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with two Russian scientists ""for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle."
Townes was a native of Greenville, S.C. and a graduate of Furman University.
Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to the status of a claim made by Shippers Compress Co.
Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to whether or not a claim of $1690.33 made by Shippers Compress Company has been paid to N. & W. October 25, 1887.
John T. Monroe
In this item, a broadside about 12" x 18", Mayor of New Orleans John T. Monroe addresses the citizens of that city just prior to its capitulation in the American Civil War, April 25, 1862.
Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, and Matthew Knight
The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.
Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. (1925 - 2010), Spartanburg native, businessman, and philanthropist, collected the manuscripts shown here. These manuscripts are a portion of Mr. Littlejohn's personal collection, which also includes archival collections, ephemera, textiles, and objects. The collection has been housed in the Wofford College library since 2007, and and in 2011 the library accepted the generous donation of the whole of Mr. Littlejohn's collection.
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