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scan of Grand Ball invitation

The Private Papers of Clara Dashiell

Primarily ephemera, this collection includes invitations to the 1876 West Point Independence Day celebration and hop, dinner at New Mansion, a grand ball given by the Citizens of Dover, a Georgetown social hop, and a series of hops hosted at the State Fair at Dover through the State Board of Agriculture.

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Collection Details

The collection also includes an 1883 official directory of West Point, a newspaper clipping from The Sunday Morning on little girls’ attire, and correspondence from Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Baxter and General and Mrs. W. T. Sherman in response to invitations received to the marriage of Clara Dashiell to E.S. Farrow. Further, this collection includes a ledger detailing debt due to the W. W. Dashiell estate that spans from 1838 to 1857.