Syllabus, with required readings; probably from WMS's years at the College of New Jersey.
A list of college classes, beginning on a Tuesday and going to the following Monday, with only Sunday omitted; probably from WMS's years at the College of New Jersey.
A set of 5 series of surnames, followed by "Valedictory. D. Crawford": perhaps a list of College of New Jersey graduates or graduation speakers (WMS's name is not among them).
"Catalogue of Books," divided into "Classicks & French," "Class Books & Books of Science," "Novels & Plays," "Books of a miscellaneous kind," "Musick"; probably WMS's library, with catalogue written in what appears to be a formal variety of his hand.
"Provincialisms noticed in the Western part of Pennsylvania," a series of equivalents in the form "A for B," signed (on reverse) "Skelton," followed by WMS's height and weight measured in "Peal's Museum" on 8 February 1826 then signed again "W.M. Skelton."
Recipe "To boil a Fowl"; this leaf was found in item (a) (1818-4) in section II.A.2, but it is not certain if it was there originally: the hand is quite different and appears to be untrained.
"Kate's Manumission Papers," (at the top of the second quarter (from the left) of the recto), probably in a Skelton family hand (but earlier than the late family hands in section F below).
Scope note: Some on backs of playing cards, marked with * below.
4 March 1780, [Princeton]*: to Miss Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to a dance and a play
6 April 1780, Princeton*: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of the Senior Class to public exhibitions in the College Hall
17 February 1781, Princeton*: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
24 June 1782, Philadelphia: to Miss B. Baynton from the Minister of France to an entertainment to celebrate the birth of the Dauphin
1 December 1782, Princeton: to Miss Skelton from the managers of an unnamed organization to a dance
17 February 1783, Princeton*: to Miss Skelton from the Junior Class of College to a play and other exercises in the College Hall
14 April 1783, Trenton: to Miss Polly Skelton from the Governor and the Gentlemen of Trenton to a dance "in Celebration of Peace" at Mr. Cape's
22 April 1783, Princeton: to Miss Betsy Skelton from the Gentlemen of Princeton and its Vicinity to a ball "in Celebration of Peace" at Mr. Beekman's
December 1785, [Princeton]: to Miss Eliza Skelton for the season of the Princeton Assembly
30 April [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss E. Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
30 April [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss Polly Skelton from the Gentlemen of the College to public exhibitions in the College Hall
23 September [probably mid-1780s]*, Princeton: to Miss Skelton to a dance at Mr. [?] d[. . .]
[late December /early January] [probably mid-1780s], Bordentown*: to the Miss Skeltons to a ball on Twelfth Night, 6 January
Tuesday morning [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to the Miss Skeltons from Dr. Beatty to a dance at his house "this evening" (with additional comments about Mrs. Deane expecting to see the Miss Skeltons at her house for tea, etc.)
Saturday morning [probably mid-1780s], [Princeton]: to Miss Betsey Skelton from the Senior Class to the public orations in the College Hall
6 February 1826, Harrisburg: to Mr. [Walter] Skelton to a Cotillion Party at the house of Mr. John Shock, Harrisburg, on Tuesday next; with envelope addressed to Mr. Skelton
8 February 1834, to Miss Ann Skelton to a "Birth-Night Ball" at Mr. M'Anulty's Hotel, Blairsville, on 21 February 1834
February 1843, to Mr. W.M. Skelton & Lady to a Cotillion Party at the house of Mr. Isreal Hill, Leechburg, on 17 February 1843
Statement to James Carnahan 1823-?25: Statement directed to Dr. [James] Carnahan [president of the College of New Jersey from May 1823 to 1854], from a meeting of college, signed by 75 persons (including WMS), deploring some outrageous act by an unknown person and expressing their support.
Small Notebook, Undated [?1830-31]: Small notebook containing "By-Laws of ‘The Princeton Blues'," followed by signatures of, presumably, the 62 members of the Company (Skelton's is the 4th one on the list).
[Note: Skelton was commissioned Captain of the Company on 20 October 1830 and resigned his commission on 8 July 1831 (see section IV. Walter Skelton, item 1). ]
Booklet of proverbs and common sayings, Undated: in English (on versos), with Spanish equivalents (on facing rectos), entitled (on page ) "A Collection of Proverbs & Common Saying" and (on page ) "una Colleccion de refranes y de dichos communes."
Various notes, undated [but mainly 20th century]. Late family (?and other) notes, in various hands, made about the Minto-Skelton papers before they were given to the Clements Library.
5 leaves, in ink (mainly) and pencil, listing letters in the Minto part of the collection (mainly addressed to him), a bond, a bill, and a few books
2 leaves in pencil, listing a few books and giving a summary of the Minto letters
7 small leaves in pencil, with writing on both sides, listing family books published between 1745 and 1870
1 3" x 5" card in ink with some dates
17 xeroxes of 32 envelopes that contained some of the Minto-Skelton Papers, with notes on the outsides about what they contained (the envelopes themselves have been discarded)
8 small pieces of light cardboard used as markers for books and manuscripts, 2 of which have notes on them
Pieces of cloth 1845 and undated: 24 round pieces of cloth circa 4" in diameter, perhaps congratulatory or farewell remembrances to Mary McFarland (b. 1823), with writing in ink on one side and usually containing a verse or verses, a proverb, etc. (variable) and the name of the writer; frequently also a date and the home of the writer; and occasionally the name of the addressee:
With addressee first, then name of writer, date, and verse:
Mary McFarland: Saltsburgh Indiana Co. Pa. May 1845 W.H.
Mary: Eliza Kirkpatrick Poke Run, October 26th 1845
Mary: R.S. Johnston Saltzburg, September 23rd 1845
To Mary: Jane H. Johnston Saltzburg, October 1st 1845
To Mary: Saltsburgh, October the 6th 1845, S. Skelton
With addressee first, then name of writer and verse:
Mary: Mary Kirkpatrick
With name of writer, date, and verse:
May 1845 Watson Hughes (with name written backwards so as to show through correctly on the reverse)
Saltsburg, October 16th 1845 E.W. Robinson
David Kirkpatrick, October 20th 1845
John M. Kirkpatrick Oakland Farm, October 20th 1845