• Letter from B.B. Glenny to William H. Glenny, 13 November 1864

      Glenny, B.B. (1864-11-13)
      The letter refers to the recent election and how "the people have shown themselves to be what true americans always were and always will be: true to their country and true to their Government. It must be a proud moment to our noble president Abraham Lincoln when he feels that the people support him and bless him in all the deeds he has done to bring back the people of these United States the union restored on a firmer basis than ever before."
    • Letter from B.B. Glenny to William H. Glenny, 16 May 1864

      Glenny, Bryant B. (1864-05-16)
      A letter from Bryant B. Glenny to William H. Glenny that discusses life at home and mentions the American Civil War. "Does not thy heart swell with gratitude to God and our noble army." Bryant Glenny also mentions "P.S. Bryant Crandall of the 44, New York is wounded and missing (see tribune 16th)."
    • Letter from James Glenny to William H. Glenny, 22 May 1864

      Glenny, James (1864-05-22)
      A letter to William Glenny from his cousin James. There is much mentioned in regards to the war, "Nothing at present seems to engross the minds of the people so much as the War, and Grant, last Sunday the greatest excitement prevailed here, and the majority of them were in ecstacies at the very favorable reports which came from Sec. Stanton. There seems but little doubt, but that Grant is quite equal to the task which the Nation has entrusted him with, and I have no doubt but before long we shall hear that Richmond has fallen into his hands."
    • Letter from William Glenny to his Father, 3 April 1865

      Glenny, William (1865-04-03)
      A letter from William Glenny to his Father while studying at Yale. He mentions the war that surrounds him, "As I write the cannons are firing, bells ringing flags flying and every-body is rejoicing over the capture of Richmond. I fear that civilians will not be allowed to go down there, but if they are, I shall certainly want to go."
    • A letter to B. Burwell, M.D., Buffalo, from J.W. Clark, 15 January 1838

      Clark, J.W. (1838-01-15)
      A letter addressed to B. Burwell, M.D., Buffalo, from J.W. Clark, dated January 15, 1838. The letter describes the events around Navy Island during the aftermath of William Lyon McKenzie’s failed rebellion in Upper Canada, when the rebels retreated to Navy Island in the Niagara River.
    • Manuscript Lecture on Temperance by Dr. B. Burwell

      Burwell, B. (n.d.)
      Manuscript lecture on temperance by Dr. B. Burwell, n.d. The seven-page lecture addresses the question of “Why do men who have acquired the habit of drinking intoxicating liquor continue still to use them, notwithstanding all the facts and arguments which have been addressed against their use?”.
    • Travel log dated August 13, 1848

      Travel log dated August 13, 1848 describing the writer’s attendance at the Free Soil convention in Buffalo. He describes in detail his travels, including a two-page account of his trip to Niagara Falls, where he landed at Chippawa on “Victoria free soil”. From there he travelled to the Falls, where he went to Table Rock, travelled in a steam ferry boat to the suspension bridge, crossed the rapids to Goat Island, and went up [Terrapin] Tower. He writes that “as I stood in the awful place the Table Rock and looked in that deep yawning gulph [gulf] below a beautiful rainbow was seen, as was the case at various other points…next went up to the top of the Tower which stands in the edge of the water near the precipice of the Horseshoe falls. This is indeed a solemn, awful place-- the most interesting place I had visited…I felt that it was the work of an Omnipotent friend.” An entry on the last page dated Nov. 7, 1848 describes the creation of a free soil club “by the Free Soilers of this town”, adding that “today we have been called upon to vote for electors for president, the result has been for Van Buren 146, Taylor 92, and Cass 52”.