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Balls (Parties)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Invitation to annual hop dance, June 22, 1881

 File — Box 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: C-Misc 90
Scope and Contents One printed invitation to an annual hop (dance), dated June 22, 1881. The hop was to be held at the Town Hall in Washington, PA. The invitation is addressed to William E.A. Hunter and Lady.

Letter describing a ball and a party, March 18, 1854

 File — Box 2, Folder: 10
Identifier: C-Misc 67
Scope and Contents Includes one holograph letter dated 1854 and addressed to Molly[?] from her friend in West Brattleboro. The letter describes a ball and a party.

McKinley Inaugural Ball invitation, March 4, 1897

 File — Box 3, Folder: 19
Identifier: C-Misc 108
Scope and Contents One printed invitation to President William McKinley's Inaugural Ball, held March 4, 1897. The invitation is bound with a red ribbon, and contains portraits of McKinley and his Vice President, Garret A. Hobart, as well as a list of the names of individuals on the Inaugural Ball Executive Committee.

Napier Ball report, February 18, 1859

 File — Box OVR, Folder: 10
Identifier: C-Misc 71
Scope and Contents Includes 17 page manuscript account of the Napier Ball, likely a draft for a society page article. Famous attendees such as Jeff Davis and Sam Houston, are named in the manuscript, which also describes clothing, music, and activities at the ball in detail. Also included is a dance program card for the ball. Missing page 17 of 18 original pages.

T.S. Gentry letter to A.P. Hardin, February 7, 1846

 File — Box 1, Folder: 42
Identifier: C-Misc 50
Scope and Contents Includes one handwritten letter written by T.S. Gentry in Lexington, KY to A.P. Hardin in Soulsbury, TN. The letter discusses balls and women's fashions and interests.

United States Naval Academy letter, January 12, 1868

 File — Box 2, Folder: 24
Identifier: C-Misc 82
Scope and Contents One holograph letter written by "Frank" at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD to Henry Rothermel in Philadelphia, PA. The letter describes life in Annapolis, and leisure activities such as balls and parties.