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Content Roundup – Second and Third Weeks – October 2018

Front cover, Scrapbook of John F. Ballier, circa 1831-1889

This double-dose of newly digitized content includes a host of dime novels and story paper issues, a newly acquired photo album from a Nurse, more commencement programs, 4 Belle Air yearbooks, and a scrapbook of John F. Ballier, which includes a signed letter from Abraham Lincoln. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Ballier formed the 21st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers for three months’ service, holding the rank of Colonel. When, at the expiration of that term, he was ordered to recruit a regiment for three years’ service, he organized the 98th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Fighting with the 98th in the Battle of Fort Stevens, Washington, D. C., 12 July 1864, he was wounded (for the second time in the war) and was visited afterwards by President Lincoln, who conferred upon him the rank of Brevet Brigadier General.


[17] p.

Photographic Album, Nurse’s Album of Work and Family Trip

Dime Novel and Popular Literature


The young mountaineer / by Col. Prentiss Ingraham


Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 47, Saturday, November 24, 1906

Chicago Ledger (2 issue added)

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 94, March 16, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)

The Fortune Finder, v. 1, no. 1, April, 1895

Fortune Finder (1 issue added)

LeBlanc Bibliography (22 PDFs added or updated in these 2 items)

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXII, no. 2, February 1907

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)

The German Society of Pennsylvania

Rear paste down

Scrapbook of John F. Ballier, circa 1831-1889

Villanova Digital Collection


Program, Commencement, 39th year, Wednesday June 22, 1887

Programs (6 added)


[13] p., Belle Air 1943

Belle Air 1943

p. 12, Belle Air 1950

Belle Air 1950

Front fly leaf, Belle Air 1951

Belle Air 1951

p. 5, Belle Air 1967

Belle Air 1967



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