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Guide to the William Oland Bourne Papers
1837-1881
 MS 69

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Collection processed by Margaret Bausman

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 10, 2019
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series 1: Soldier's Friend, 1864-1872

Scope and Content Note

Series 1 consists of correspondence, leaflets, articles and broadsides related to Soldier's Friend, a newsletter for the Civil War Veteran. It contains several unique items which include four photographic portraits of disabled civil war veterans who participated in the Left-handed Penmanship Contest, left-handed writing samples and a sample written with a prosthetic arm.

Arrangement Note

Series 1: Soldier's Friend is arranged chronologically.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of material related to left-handed penmanship are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1864-1872
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Left-handed Penmanship Papers and Photographs
1865-1868

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