Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

“Home, James!!”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Queen Victoria had a coachman whose name was James Darling. Ordinarily, she’d address him by his surname, but that would mean that when she wanted to return to the … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chief!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Four U.S. Presidents celebrated their birthdays this month. This is not the month with the largest number of presidential birthdays—that would be October, with 6 of our 45 presidents … Continue reading

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Juliette Gordon Low

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you recognize that name? If you’ve ever enjoyed a Thin Mint, Samoa, Do-Si-Do, or Shortbread cookie, you probably should! Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born in Savannah, GA … Continue reading

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“War is Hell”… and Expensive, Too.

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. That quote is attributed to Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, but it surely applies to every other war, as does the comment about the cost. Declaring war, assuming … Continue reading

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Grand Army of the Republic

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of his army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA.  In earlier … Continue reading

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