Department of Special Collections
Washington University in St. Louis
Finding-Aid for the Richard S. Hawes Collection (WTU00220)Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff
Richard S. Hawes Collection
Hawes , Richard S. , collector Journals ,
Access and Use:
Gift of Richard S Hawes.
Collection is open to research.
Processing: Oct., 1969, by JS
1854: Apr. 28-Aug. 25, 1855.
(1 item (11 pp.); 6 × 7 7/8 in.: 2 loose sheets,)
Scope: Inscribed on flyleaf `to Ellen S. Sawyer by her friend E. A. Andrews.' Contains poems and
tributes to Ellen from her friends, and a four leaf clover with the inscription `A talisman of
constant love this humble clover sure will prove'. Red leather cover designed and titled Moss
rose album in gold leaf. Central area in front has no gold leaf, only central area in back has
the gold leaf. Illustrations of flowers bound in.
1855: Jan. 1 -Sept. 30, 1862.
(1 item (19 pp.); 7 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)
Scope: Inscribed on p. 1 `Lizzie A. Sutton by her affectionate aunt Mary Carpenter. Jan. 1, 1855.'
Contains poems and tributes to Lizzie from her friends. , black leather cover front designed
and titled Garland album in gold leaf, back has only title in gold. Illustrations of flowers
1855: May 8 - Apr. 3, 1873. Bills
of lading [bound]
(1 item (116 pp.); 7 5/8 × 9 1/2 in.)
Scope: Bills of lading [bound] of Henry M. Worsham, shipper, St. Louis, for merchandise bound for
St. Paul, Galena, other. Brown and red ink, pencil. One page inserted, sealed to volume. Green
woven paper cover.
1867: Jan. 31. - Jan. 1887.
(1 item (238pp.); 5 × 7 3/4 in.)
Scope: Daybook, showing personal accounts, St. Louis, ms., black and blue ink and pencil. Bound in
red leather with gold leaf border and title.
1867: Sept. 13 - [Jan. 1868].
(1 item (26 pp.); 8 × 10 in.)
Scope: Titled on the flyleaf, Echoes from arsenal hill by Alexander Nicolas De Menil. Contains
Preface, poems by De Menil including Aspiration, Her cause is dead, Heart truths, and Oh be
not prout. (The last seems to be an earlier version of 0 Mortal be not proud by Alexander De
Menil, published in Songs of minority [St. Louis News Co., 1906]) Also included in the book are two "oratorical
compositions", The progress of St. Louis and Peace to America, and two untitled poems of other
poets, Ethel Grey `weep not that fame's deep chalice is not thyne...' and Lydia Howard
Sigourney `They have all passed away...' Engravings bound in book, clippings laid in. The
flyleaf is inscribed "Auguste to Alexandre Christmas 1856." Bound in tooled brown leather
borders enclosing blue leather diamond with title Pensez a Moi, and design in gold leaf. Front
and back are the same.