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Guide to the William H. Paine Papers
1848-1932 (bulk 1848-1895)
 MS 475

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 21, 2022
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Container List

Series IX: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Series IX consists of ephemera largely related to Paine's work as a civil engineer. The general ephemera consists of programs, tickets, business cards, stationery and various other materials. This includes a small book of photographs of the East River (Brooklyn) Bridge. Also of note is an 1865 anti-slavery poster - a graphic representation of politicians who supported the abolition of slavery. General ephemera also includes promotional material, maps and programs from the 1893 World's Fair, belonging to Paine's daughter Kathreen. The memorial and commemorative ephemera consists of memorial service programs, obituaries, and other articles in commemoration of Paine's work, written after his death.

Two locks of hair are also included in ephemera, one belonging to Colonel Dalgren, and one unlabled.

Commisions and certificates consists of four Civil War commissions, one certificate honoring Paine from the American Society of Civil Engineers and one certificate from the Packer Collegiate Institute regarding the education of Kathreen Paine. Two of the Civil War commissions are signed by Abraham Lincoln and two by Andrew Johnson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 3 General Ephemera
1864 - 1897; undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Memorial and Commemorative Ephemera
1874 - 1891
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Hair
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Civil War Commissions
1862 - 1866
Box: 9 Certificate
Box: 9 Certificate of Kathreen Paine

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