Barranger & Company, Inc.
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Four separate letters directed to Catholic Priests in various localities in Cuba asking for the Baptism of children of enslaved individuals. One letter asks for Baptism from an emancipated man by the direction of Public Works for the state. Translations provided.
A letter from Biddle Boggs to Mrs. B. Miller discussing the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Two-page letter sending condolences regarding the loss of Captain Davis. The letter also addresses trade negotiations, as they pertain to sugar, and the attempt to ensure that their arrival into ports does not negatively impact the value of the various ship's goods.
Two letters from Harry F. Byrd, Sr. to A.A. Watters, Jr. in regards to proposed tax reforms. The first letter is dated March 5, 1963 and details Byrd's desires to implement tax laws. The second letters is dated April 29, 1963 and expresses Byrd's thanks to Watters, Jr.
Correspondence to Richard Byrd, Jr. from various federal and state officials. Most of the letters relate to official business, Byrd's father, Admiral Richard Byrd who did extensive research in Antarctica.
Two notebooks of Clarence W. Clapp's manuscripts poetry books. The first notebook's contains 20 poems discussing nature, local people, and religion. The second notebook's poems discuss men and women, the homeless population, and politicians.
Printed issued bond number 9434 authorized by the act of Congress of the Confederate States for the amount of $500 in order to fund the treasury of the Confederacy. The interest notes, of seven percent, were due semi-annually to the bond holder beginning Jan 1, 1865. At the center of the bond is a drawing of an encamped Confederate soldier and the bottom depicts a steamship and locomotive, with the company Archer & Dely, Richmond, Va.
Dowd described his first trip to Paris. He calls the French "wine drinking" and "frog eating." The ship made an unscheduled trip to Cowes. He had a rift with customs over cigars. He saw a map in a window which showed his home address of College Place and Murray St. The Church Madaleine is the most magnificent edifice. Paris women show more of their legs than American women. He must write letter to Lyman Cooke.
115 envelopes, postcards, and letters from Germany with cancelled postage stamps. The chronology of the cancelled postage illustrates the hyperinflation Germany experienced, especially immediately following World War I.
Content warning: The John Hulit and Charles correspondence contains racist language. The materials have been processed for fair use and research purposes.
A letter sent to John Hulit of James City County, Virginia from Charles, last name unknown, dated December 7, 1851. The letter provides a general description of Williamsburg, Virginia in regards to hunting. Derogative terminology used to describe Black people is contained in this letter.
One letter from John M. Kirkpatrick to Rev. E.D. Saunders, written on February 10, 1845. Kirkpatrick, a resident of Farmville, Virginia, is inquiring about a teaching job in the math department at Rev. Saunders' school in Petersburg, Virginia. E.D. Saunders was the first President of the Petersburg Classical Institute, a first-class boys preparatory institute. Kirkpatrick would become a teacher at the school.
A single 3 page letter with envelope from "Hettie" to Mary Lybrook dated 1866 July 19. The letter details daily activitives and family medical issues.
193 page Qur'an bound in tooled leather. Date is unknown but probably 19th Century or earlier.
The collection contains one letter from Caspar M. McElfresh's located in Williamsburg, Virginia at William & Mary, to his sister, Ariana McElfresh in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The letter contains McElfresh’s opinions and experiences during his first year at William & Mary. He likes his fellow students, his professors and how they teach their classes. He also discusses his hopes to have his two rifles at a later date.
Four page letter directed to a friend to inform her of her new situation as a house maid for a wealthy family. The house in which she works seems the finest in the town of Attica, according to Noblit. Additionally, she writes that the townspeople are celebrating constantly, especially since many of the soldiers have returned from battle. Other parts of the letter reference church services and winter weather.
Cuban document that confirms the sale of Manual from Antonio Maria Hernandez to D. Vacemcelo, signed in the city of Alacranes. Translation of document included in the collection.
Two page leaf from a Colonial Peru legal document which includes a hand stamp.
One page document written in Spanish in 1642.
A series of two letters and two pamphlets regarding the policies and curriculum of the Union Co-Operative School in Bedford city, Virginia. Correspondence is addressed to Mr. R.A. Bradley of Hammett, Virginia from the Union Co-Operative School and includes information on tuition and boarding costs as well as the structure of the curriculum. The two pamphlets outline the school's policies and initiatives as well as the courses offered within the program for prospective students.
An excerpt of a letter from Lawrence Washington esq. to Thomas Bayard dated December 9, 1832 in regards to the division of property.
Scene of the Christopher Wren Building at the College of William & Mary etched on pure silver with 24 karat gold electroplate, and burnished in copper and bronze. The damascene was part of a limited edition produced by Reed & Barton, numbered 35 and registered and issued to Archie Roy Stubbs, Class of 1931.
- American Civil War, 1861-1865 4
- Correspondence 3
- Legal documents 2
- Slavery -- Cuba 2
- African Americans--Virginia--Williamsburg 1
- Arctic region and Antarctica issues and research 1
- Baptism 1
- Bedford County (Va.)--History 1
- Bonds 1
- Cargo ships 1
- Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865 1
- College of William and Mary--History--19th century 1
- College of William and Mary--Students 1
- Education 1
- Education--Study and teaching 1
- Education--Virginia--History--20th century 1
- Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century 1
- Fashion--France--Paris--History 1
- Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 1
- Inflation (Finance) 1
- Inflation (Finance) -- Germany 1
- James City County (Va.)--History 1
- James City County (Va.)--History--19th century 1
- Legislators -- United States 1
- Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century 1
- Massachusetts--History 1
- Mathematics--Study and Teaching 1
- Paris (France) -- Description and travel 1
- Paris (France)--Social life and customs. 1
- Peru--History--17th century 1
- Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century 1
- Poems 1
- Postage stamps 1
- Prohibition--United States--History 1
- Quran--Manuscripts, Arabic 1
- Shipping 1
- Slave bills of sale 1
- Suffrage--United States--1910-1920 1
- Teachers 1
- Temperance 1
- Temperance--History--19th century 1
- United States -- History, Political 1
- Williamsburg (Va.)--History 1
- Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century 1
- Women household employees 1
- Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.) 1 + ∧ less