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MSS. Manuscript collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS
Collections of mixed media in which unpublished materials predominate. They may also include typescripts, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, news clippings, and printed works. Predominantly letters, artifacts, local business records, photographs, certificates, and film. This record group is numbered at the collection level, and items are not assigned individual numbers unless they are being digitized. Collection numbers are determined by the order in which items are processed. Non-circulating.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bridgewater Independent newspapers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-012

This collection contains printed issues of the Bridgewater Independent newspaper.

Dates: 1887-2020; Majority of material found within 1980-2020

Flora T. Little film

Identifier: MSS-001

This collection contains 53 reels of travel and Bridgewater footage collected and likely filmed in part by Flora T. Little.

Dates: 1926-1956; Undated

Francis Grey Ford Wadsworth ivory and scrimshaw

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-013

This collection includes 57 pieces of ivory and scrimshaw (human and animal figurines, bow drills, a fan, etc.) believed to have been collected by Francis Grey Ford Wadsworth in Alaska in the late 1800s.

Dates: Undated

John P. Townsend Civil War certificate and militaria

Identifier: MSS-011

This collection contains items relating to John P. Townsend’s service in the Civil War.

Dates: 1863 - 1870

Lewis L. Simpson and Maria D. Simpson Civil War papers

Identifier: MSS-010

This collection includes a portrait of Lewis L. Simpson, his Civil War service papers, Grand Army of the Republic badge, and Maria Simpson’s Women’s Relief Corps certificate.

Dates: 1865-1911; undated

William H. Cornwell Grand Army of the Republic badges and cuff links

Identifier: MSS-009

Contains six Grand Army of the Republic commemorative badges and a pair of cuff links.

Dates: 1895-1911; undated

World War II ration books

 Collection — Box 1. 1943
Identifier: MSS-005

This collection includes six ration books issued during World War II.

Dates: 1943