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  • Creator: Griffin
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    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • The writing desk in Slabsides

    • Authors; Cabins;
    • "The writing desk in SLABSIDES, near West Park, N.Y., where John Burroughs wrote some of his famous nature books. The cabin is kept as a memorial to him." - letterpress caption from verso of postcard.
    • 1861-11-23 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Meeker Griffin writes to his parents hoping that they are in good health. He describes an incident in Army Company H, where a soldier is accidentally shot and killed and another is wounded.
    • 1861-12-9 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Meeker and his company get to see the city of Washington and surrounding monuments. His trip culminates when the company gets to meet President Lincoln. He describes in detail the encounter with the President and his overall demeanor. Meeker also...
    • 1862-02-09 letter from Meeker Griffin to his father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • In a letter to his father, Meeker Griffin talks about how poor the weather has been for the past ten days. He asks how much his friend Tom will charge for a pair of boots and requests that a box be sent to him with apples, maple sugar and tobacco.
    • 1862-03-20 letter from Meeker Griffin to his parents

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Having been detached from his company to the Navy in Mississippi, Meeker describes his new surroundings. He is concerned that he is yet to receive his boots or box of provisions that he had previously asked for. He is worried about his father's...
    • 1862-04-06 letter from Meeker Griffin to Mr. Thomas Dewitt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • In a letter to his friend, Meeker describes life on a Civil War gunboat and the ongoing battle against the Rebel forces. He also talks about his position as messenger boy and powder boy on the gunboat and his salary of 18 dollars a month.
    • 1862-12-26 letter from Meeker Griffin to his father and mother

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Meeker and his company are now at the new barracks which are almost completed. His company has lost men due to small pox and other diseases. A funeral procession took place which Meeker commented on as being particularly sad because it was the day...
    • Undated letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • In this letter, Meeker Griffin writes to his parents that all is well. He mentions the recent death and burial of a man in his company. He is concerned with buying boots from his friend Tom and wonders how much they will cost. Letter possibly from...
    • Envelope from Meeker Griffin letter

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • A rectangular envelope with Lady Liberty stamped on left hand side. She is leaning on a sketch of George Washington which has the word Union over it.

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