|DACS Field Name||Value|
|2.1: Reference Code:||us-gaua-06-13|
|2.2: Repository Location :||Reese Library Special Collections, Augusta State University 2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA. 30904-2200|
|2.3: Title:||St. Valentine Society Ball invitation and ticket, 1888 Augusta GA|
|2.4: Date:||February 13 1888|
|2.5: Extent:||1 folder|
|2.6: Creator:||St. Valentine Society|
|3.1: Scope and Content:||1 printed invitation 6 inches x 8 inches, 1 printed ticket 2 ½ inches x 6 inches|
|3.2: System and Arrangement:|
|2.7: Administrative / Biographical History:||
Material was transferred from the Georgia Division of Archives and History to Special Collections Reese Library Augusta State University on October 3 2006. This was de-accessioned by the Georgia Division of Archives and History from the John W. Pattillo Collection.
Invitation and ticket are for the St. Valentine Society Ball of 1888. According to Jones in his Memorial History of Augusta p.292 “the St. Valentine Society is an organization which like the famous Mardi Gras associations of New Orleans, confines itself to an annual celebration of the carnival. The St. Valentine ball is the social event of the Augusta season, and admission thereto is a certificate of standing in fashionable society.” Further details of this particular ball can be had from an article in the Augusta Chronicle Online Archives dated 2/14/1888 found by search term “Valentine” This article outlines the program of music, the banquet menu, the list of Society officers and a listing of male and female guests some from as far as Baltimore and England. The musician John Wiegand composed a St. Valentine’s March especially for this 1888 ball. Tickets of admission were signed by the president Joseph B. Cumming and the secretary M.B. Tobin. The ticket holder’s name cannot be discerned.
|4.1: Access:||no restrictions|
|4.5: Language and Scripts of the Materials:||English|