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Fashion -- United States -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Dresser letter, March 8, 1856

 File — Box 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: C-Misc 68
Scope and Contents Includes one holograph letter with envelope written by Martha Dresser in Hermon, [NY] to Mrs. Calvin A. [Wealthy Dresser] Packard in Goshen, MA. The letter provides insight into the social life and customs of New England in the 19th century, and discusses dressmaking and singing school.
Dates: March 8, 1856

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.
Dates: February 18, 1859

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.
Dates: February 7, 1846