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From the Rare Books Collection. An illustrated booklet for Norfolk and Western Railway employee customer service training. Instructions given for porters (redcaps) and conductors, among other employees.

From the Rare Books Collection. A compilation of advertisements originally published between 1943 and 1944 by the Southern Railway System, published in regional and national publications, intended to demonstrate the contribution made by southern states during World War II.

From the Rare Books Collection. A compilation of articles criticizing railway management in the United States, previously published in British financial publications.

From the Rare Books Collection. Title page of Temora, an ancient epic poem, in eight books : together with several other poems composed by Ossian, the son of Fingal. Also from the title page: Translated from the Galic [Gaelic] language by James Macpherson. Published in London by T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1763. [From other bibliographic sources: Not translated, but in fact by James Macpherson.]

From the Rare Books Collection. This book is a salesman's copy designed to be a preview of a book not yet published. It is comprised of irregularly numbered sample pages and illustrations, a register to record subscribers' names, and examples of available cloth and morocco bindings. [The actual book was published in 1900.]

From the Rare Books Collection. Cover of Two Wessex tales by Thomas Hardy, published by Four Seas in 1919.

From the Rare Books Collection. Cover of The poems of Goethe, published in 1874, with English translation in original metres by Edgar Alfred Bowring.

From the Rare Books Collection. This antiphonal manuscript, circa 16th century, is believed to be of Spanish origin. An antiphoner is a Catholic liturgical book containing antiphons and responsories for the Daily Office, the set of eight daily prayer services held by members of the clergy. This antiphoner covers the summer half of of the Temporale calendar, which is the period from Easter through the post-Pentecost season. It was likely copied before the Council of Trent because it still contains sequences. The appendix contains material for St. Catherine of Siena, who was canonized in 1461. The volume contains Office material, so it was likely used in a monastery.

From the Rare Books Collection. Joseph Addison's drama about Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as Cato the Younger, a Roman politician and statesman who lived 95-46 B.C. This copy has brown paper boards with brown calf quarter bindings and corners and gilt stamped spine.

From the Rare Books Collection. What constitutes a Confederate imprint? Preliminary suggestions for bibliographers and catalogers, by Charles Heartman, was published in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the Book Farm in 1939. This is one of 250 copies that were printed.

A Bill: To be entitled, " An Act to amend An Act entitled 'An Act to provide for the funding and further issue of treasury notes,' approved March 23, 1863." By Mr. Foster; Read first and second times, and referred to Special Committee on the Currency, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 16 December 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to raise a revenue by direct taxation." By Mr. Sexton; Read first and second times, referred to Special Committee on Currency, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 16 December 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to amend An Act entitled, 'An Act to prevent fraud in the Quartermaster's and Commissary's Departments, and the obtaining under false pretense transportation for private property,' approved May 1st, 1863." By Mr. Clapp; Read first and second times, referred to the Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Departments, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 18 December 1863.

A Bill: Continuing in pay all discharged soldiers by reason of wounds and injuries received in the service. By Mr. Read, in the nature of a substitute for the bill to "provide for disabled officers and soldiers"; Postponed and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 21 December 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to amend the law in relation to substitutes." By Mr. Holton; Ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 21 December 1863.

Resolution: Directory to the Select Committee on Finance. By Mr. Heiskell; Referred to the Special Committee on Currency, and ordered to be printed approved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 21 December 1863.

House Suggestions: For financial relief. By Mr. H. W. Bruce; Referred to the Special Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 21 December 1863.

A Bill: To prohibit dealing in the paper currency of the enemy. By Mr. Heiskell, from Committee on Judiciary; Read first and second times and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 22 December 1863

A Bill: To prevent trading with the enemy. By Mr. Heiskell, from Judiciary Committee; Read first and second times and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 22 December 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act supplemental to, and amendatory of, the several acts for the sequestration of the estates, property and effects of alien enemies, and for indemnity of citizens of the Confederate States, and persons aiding the same in the existing war with the United States." By Mr. Gray; 21 December 1863 - Read first and second times, referred to the Committee on Judiciary. December 23, 1863, reported back, with amendments, placed on the Calendar, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to allow commissioned officers of the army rations and the privilege of purchasing clothing from the Quartermaster's Department." By Mr. Miles; December 11, 1863 - Read first and second times, and referred to Committee on Military Affairs. December 24, 1863 - Reported back favorably, placed upon the Calendar, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to establish a Bureau of Foreign Supplies." By Mr. Perkins, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs; Read first and second times, placed upon the calendar, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 24 December 1863.

Joint Resolution: For the relief of Major W.F. Haines. By Mr Clopton; Placed on the Calendar and ordered to be printed. Reported by Committee on Claims as a substitute for the original bill by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 24 December 1863.

A Bill: To provide for the reduction of the currency. By Mr. Wm. D. Simpson, South Carolina; Read first and second times, refereed to the Special Committee on Currency, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 30 December 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act repealing existing, and regulating future, exemptions from military service." By Mr. Miles; Postponed, placed on the Calendar, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 04 January 1864.

Amendment. By Mr. Swan; Ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 05 January 1864.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of free Negroes and slaves in certain capacities." By Mr. Miles, from the Military Committee; Read first and second times, placed upon the calendar, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 05 January 1864.

A Bill: To be entitled, "An Act to provide for disabled officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates and seamen." By Mr. Funsten; Read first and second times, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 06 January 1864.

A Bill: To amend An Act entitled, "An Act to lay taxes for the common defence and carry on the Government of the Confederate States," approved April 24, 1863. By Mr. Pugh, from the Special Committee on Currency; Read first and second times, and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 08 January 1864. Note - The italics in this bill denote the amendments made in the existing law - the act of 1863.

A Bill: To be entitled, " An Act to increase the effective force of the 'Provisional Army of the Confederate States.'". By Mr. Atkins; Read first and second times, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed by the Congress of the Confederate States of America on 08 January 1864.

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