William Faris ephemera collection
This small collection consisting of four folders is primarily comprised of loose pages mounted with pressed leaves and flowers from the garden of Annapolis silversmith and clockmaker William Faris (1728-1804). Dates and notes are sometimes included on the page. The collection also contains Faris' drafts of letters to the London merchants Drusina, Ridder, and Clark; a playbill for the West Street Theatre in Annapolis that mentions tickets can be "had at Mr. Faris's"; and several pages of financial records.
- Faris, William, 1728-1804 (Person)
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0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Howard Sill, June 29 1931.
Collection formerly entitled "William Faris Design Book of Silver." The design book was transferred to the Gallery in January 1991.
- Guide to the William Faris ephemera
- Under Revision
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description