John Carr Parker, Sr. Scrapbook

Accession Number: SC U:53
Location: RB-M
Dates: Circa 1865 – 1918
Size: 1 oversize legal Hollinger
Creator/Collector:  John Carr Parker, Sr.
Acquisition info: Donated to SLPL via the SLPL Foundation by the Parker Family
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: The scrapbook was given to RBSC in 2012 upon reopening of Central Library. It had been donated by the Parker Family to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation sometime during the two years that Central Library was closed for renovation.
Language: English
Processed by: Amanda Bahr-Evola, December 2014
Conservation notes: Scrapbook was very fragile with many ripped and disbound pages. Entire scrapbook was disbound, ephemera removed when possible, and repairs made to documents with document repair tape. Photocopies of the newspaper articles and complete scrapbook pages were made.
Scope and Content: The collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, invitations, and ephemera related to Mr. Parker’s military service during the Civil War. Strong focus on Admiral George Dewey and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Arrangement: Collection organized alphabetically by topic.
Restrictions: Collection open for research.
Remarks: Some fragile items.

John Carr Parker, Sr. Scrapbook
1 Legal Hollinger; 0.35 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding Aid
 1/2  Correspondence—empty envelopes
 1/3  Correspondence—George Dewey and Family
 1/4  Correspondence—letters
 1/5  Correspondence—letters and envelopes
 1/6  In Memoriam printed pieces
 1/7  Invitations
 1/8  Louisiana Purchase Exposition
 1/9  Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States—minutes and mailings
 1/10  Newspaper clippings—originals
 1/11  Newspaper clippings—photocopies
 1/12  Parker family genealogy
 1/13  Programs
 1/14  Scrapbook pages—originals
 1/15  Scrapbook pages--photocopies
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