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Eisen, Sol
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Sol Eisen collection.

Collection consists of four files donated as part of the Sol Eisen collection of Canadiana. These items include a ms. of Mexican plays, a music manuscript, a receipt for work completed by a slave on chain gang, and materials related to the life of Frederic William Wile.

Eisen, Sol

Hunting the slipper.

File consists of one musical ms. Written on staff paper, the ms. is oblong and features numerous short songs, as well as small portions of notation. Notation is written in two distinct hands.

Eisen, Sol

Receipt for work performed by female slave.

File consists of one receipt for work performed by a female slave on a chain gang in New Orleans in 1825. Translation reads "Wages for negress on the chain: The city treasury will pay to Mr. D. Fitch the sum of 11 piastre and 50 cents for forty six days of work by his negress Maria, employed by the public works from August 9 to October 3." The document is signed by David Fitch and Precend Lament [?] and is dated at New Orleans, Oct. 3, 1825.

Eisen, Sol

La ultima calaverada.

File consists of one ms. containing three plays in Spanish. The plays are La Ultima Calaverada, Puntapie y un Retrato, and Por no Escrivirle las Senas. The plays are each stamped with the seal of the Municipality of Puebla, indicating that they have been read and okayed by the censor.

Eisen, Sol

Sol Eisen notebook.

One notebook kept by Sol Eisen listing books he purchased, names of contacts, historical notes such as lists of philosopher and poets, names of people who attended Sunday School at his synagogue, timetables, definitions and more.

Eisen, Sol

Wile, Frederic William : ephemera.

File consists of ephemeral material related to Frederic William Wile. The first item is correspondence from Harvey Washington Wiley of the Good Housekeeping Institute discussing the disadvantages of white bread. Wiley was a noted chemist who worked for the United States Government, and later for the Good Housekeeping Institute. The file aslo includes a certificate appointing Wile as a Major, Staff Specialist in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States. An identification photograph of Wile was attached to the certificate.

Eisen, Sol