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Scope and Contents Myers, G.A. Papers, including 3 invitations to Mason meetings. 7 items. Richmond, Virginia. 1850’s and 1860’s. Receipt for one bag received of A.S. Pendleton of G. Myers. Southern Express Company. Richmond, Virginia. November 6, 1863. Note recall to G.A. Myers, Bank of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia. January 1842. 2 items.

Myers, Gustavus Letter to Gustavus Myers of Richmond, Virginia from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania about making a screen or a chair. Written on a shipping order. December 1841. Myers, Gustavus A. Publications of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, membership request. January 28, 1856. Myers, H. (Dr.) Letter from D. Sendner ? in Virginia to Dr. Myers. Undated. Myers, William B. Commission for William B. Myers to be Second Lieutenant, for engineer duty, of the Provisional Army of Virginia. May 24, 1861. Nance, Z.F. Letter to Richard M. Graves of Potter’s Field regarding paying Trower. November 2, 1847. Naylor, A.F. Business card and a pamphlet, with a dogwood poem, advertising A.F. Naylor as a Oriental Rug Specialist. After 1935. Neff, Henry Papers of Dr. Henry Neff of Rockingham County, Virginia. 7 items. 1840’s, 1850’s and 1885. New, J.S. Account of estate of Unknown Branch. 1856. Newman, Clark, and Company Monthly Statement of Montgomery and Wilson. Norfolk, Virginia. October 1879. Nicholas, W.C. and Robert C. Photostat copies of letters from W.C. Nicholas and Robert C. Nicholas from Warren, Kentucky and Gallatin County, Kentucky to nephews in Lexington, Kentucky about land in Texas. 1806 and 1827. Nicholson, Francis True copy of 1710 Proclamation of Sir Francis Nicholson Typed carbon copy of manuscript of biography of Sir Francis Nicholson by Croom Partridge. 1937. Norwood, Winifred Funeral Announcement, St. Paul’s Church. July 17, 1851. Norwood Family Taxable property at Norwood Estate. 1870. Oemler, Marie Conway Letter from Ms. Oemler of Savannah, Georgia to Mrs. Sizer, about her father in the post civil war years. June 12, 1927. P-Q Pace, W. William Receipt. Richmond, Virginia. November 20, 1821. Page, Charles (Captain) Typescript of letters from Captain Page in Staunton, Virginia where he tells of his experience during the War of 1812. October 31, 1812 and June 21, 1814. Page, Mann An accounting of the legal issues between Mann Page and Mr. Morton, brother of Dr. George Morton. Undated. Page Mann, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his brother, W. Page, in Virginia about his opinion that the delegates to congress should decline foreign commerce…to keep honest. Writes of seal being made in Virginia. May 26, 1777. He was delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia. Transcript included. “Memo as to the facts in relation to the differences between Mr. Morton and Messrs Willis and Madison.” Memo mentions land or deed problem with William Shepherd, Mr. Willis and Major Madison. September 23, 1840. Typed carbon copy summary of the lawsuit between Maria Wilson Page, Relict and Administratrix of Mann Page, Deceased and John Lloyd, Executor of Osgood Hanbury, surviving partner of Capel and Osgood Hanbury; Robert Patton, Administrator with the will annexed of Mann Page, John T. Page; Lewis Burwell, Administrator of Robert C. Page and John Minor. 1931. Page, Martha Receipt from Miss Martha Page to John Edgar for music instruction. January 1, 1844. Palmer Note regarding debts due. October 15, 1865. Palmer, Charles Letter from Charles Palmer to C. Dunn regarding money owed. Petersburg, Virginia. 1871. Pane, Selia (Mrs.) Receipt signed by Thomas Sweeney for package delivered to Mrs. Selia A. Pane, Petersburg, Virginia, by Adams Express Company. June 8, 1865. Paradise, Lucy Typed transcript of letter from Samuel Johnson to Mrs. Thrale about the Paradise Family. April 1, 1775. Park, Edward Invoice of William Thelabell to Edward Park. Fragments. 1767. Partridge, Allen (1785 to 1854) Pages from a book with an article by Captain Partridge on Education. Captain Partridge established a military academy in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1839). Undated. Payne (Judge) Personal letter from Charles L. Strobel to Judge Payne. December 19, 1922. Pennington, Charles H. Washington, D.C. Treasury Department document transferring C.H. Pennington as a temporary clerk. May 20, 1878. Letter from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, regarding pension of Charles H. Pennington. February 24, 1915. Perkins, Eli Regarding estate. Other names mentioned are Sarah Snoddy, John Perkins and Alexander Perkins. 1 item. North Carolina. 1833 and 1835. Perkins, Nathaniel Letter to Arch. Bryce from ? Perkins, Diamond Mills, regarding court of appeals’ case, possibly in Buckingham County, Virginia. October 2, 1820. Peyton, John Howe Letter in a newspaper to Colonel John Lewis Peyton, son of John Howe Peyton, from David S. Young of Staunton, Virginia, who says “you request me to write out my recollections of him.” January 31, 1879. Article in Newspaper written for the Valley Virginian, “My Recollections of the Late John Howe Peyton” by W.F. 1878. Phillips, William Receipt for hiring of negroes. 1834. Receipt for monthly subscription to Old Dominion Chronicle. Portsmouth, Virginia. July 27, 1841. Pilson, Matthew Receipts, invoices, estate accounts. Some horse related. 3 items. Rocky Springs. 1861-1864. Pittman, Newsom J. (Dr.) Accounts. Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 1840-1843. Plato, John “Protection for a Coloured Person” document stating that John Plato was born in Mathews County, Virginia. Signed by Conway Whittle. July 9, 1836. Pocahontas Newspaper articles: “The Standard,” Richmond, Virginia, November 5, 1881. “Interesting particulars regarding Pocahontas and Captain John Smith and their burial places. “The Standard,” November 12, 1881. Part 2. “The Standard,” August 27, 1881. “Pocahontas.” “Richmond Times-Dispatch editorials on Pocahantas and an original portrait. June 10, 1883. “New York Times,” 1890, “Maids in Bermuda.” Poe, Edgar Allen Portrait print of Edgar Allen Poe, possibly a page from a book. Newspaper articles about Poe and advertisements for his work. 1880, 1911 and undated. Poindexter, Henry P. Receipts. 5 pieces. Richmond, Virginia. 1838, 1840 and 1853. Poindexter, Jane Receipt for purchase of negroes from estate of William Quarles. 1 item. Spotsylvania County, Virginia. February 1835. Pollard, John Garland Flyers of article from the “Winchester Evening Star" on John Garland Pollard, “Out of Thine Own Mouth Will I Judge Thee” by Dabney Carr Harrison. 10 items. July 25, 1917. Porter, George L. Letter to Dr. Earl Gregg Swem from Henry W. Lamb, Williamsburg, Virginia, about George L. Porter’s ancestry and Civil War experiences, from “Genealogy of Lincoln, Pearce, Porter, Agers.” March 27, 1939. Powers, Pike (Rev.) Letter from Rev. T.G. Dashiell of Richmond, Virginia to Rev. Pike Powers regarding Miss Algia Napier. April, 22, 1890. Letter from Marian E. Dickinson of Richmond, Virginia to Rev. Pike Powers asking to be taken off the books of St. Andrews. February 25, 1887 Price, Lucy S. Letter to Miss Mary Ladd regarding her carriage accident. July 4, 1841. Purdy, Nannie Sutton Prayer typed onto a beige silk cloth with fringed edges. 4.5 x 15”. 3 crosses printed on it. Nannie Sutton Purdy printed on the bottom. Q-R Quarles, Patsy Receipts, including a Doctor’s accounting of his visits to the negros belonging to Patsy Quarles. 3 items. Spotsylvania County, Virginia. 1838, 1841 and 1842. Quarles, Sarah Property receipts. 2 items. Spotsylvania County, Virginia. 1838 and 1847. Randolph, J.C. and Company Invoice from Dr. E.J. Higgins, wholesale liquor dealer from Norfolk, Virginia for J.C. Randolph and Co. 1878. Randolph, John John Randolph of Roanoke. Photostat of letter from William Hughes to John Randolph. January 17, 1822. Chancery suit between Corbin Braxton, executor of St. George Tucker Coalter, deceased, plus others and William Leigh, executor of John Randolph, deceased plus others. Lawsuit regarding Wyatt Cardwell, agent for John Randolph’s heirs. December 4, 1847. Newspaper articles on John Randolph. 1878 and 1881. Randolph Family List of land holdings in Virginia during the Colonial days of the Randolph Family for the William and Mary Quarterly. Undated. Rawlings, James H. Accounts for physician, Dr. J. H. Minor and J. L.Burrus. 3 items. Possibly Caroline County, Virginia. 1843 and 1847. Reed, Henry L. (Mr. and Mrs.) Golden wedding invitation. Chambersburgh, Pennsylvania. 1876. Reed, John L. Letter to his cousin in Baltimore, Maryland about directions for which train station to get his ticket. September 26, 1873. Reurs, Thomas Receipt. Undated. Richards, Charles J. Letters to Charles J. Richards from family and friends. Subjects include the Young Men’s Society and debates in Lynchburg, Virginia, lecture on Natural Photography, and the Richmond Lyceum. 1838-1840. Robertson Family Letter to John T. Robertson about laws on will probate, dated May 24, 1878. Accounts of Robertson Family. Many are fragments. Names mentioned are James Robertson, Col. George Robertson, Michael Robertson, John Roberson, Thomas Emond and John Ireland. 1785, 1802, 1805 and 1878. Richardson, George Account paid for George Richardson by Murray, Mundell and Grinnan. Signed by Hugh Mercer. August 3, 1804. Richardson, W.W. Deposition of Ada J. Richardson of New Hanover County, North Carolina. She states that her deceased husband was a private in Captain Williams’ Company and entered service in Stafford County, Virginia and killed at Malvern Hill. She wants the $50 he had with him when he died. November 23, 1863. Richelieu Fragments of a copy of a letter from Cardinal Richelieu to the French Ambassador. Paris, France to Rome, Italy. 1638. Rinedollar Receipt from William Giles, Jr. March 2, 1808. Ritter, William L. Pamphlet “Biographical Sketch” by Dr. Samuel H. Higgins. William Ritter was born August 11, 1835 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Roach, Libby Letter about lawsuit from boarders of Libby Roach, in Norfolk, Virginia, from Hubard and Hubard. September 23, 1892. Robertson Account of sale of property at Mr. Robertson’s estate, Providence. Sale by Carter Braxton. Middlesex County, Virginia. 1836. Robertson Family Letter to John T. Robertson about laws on will probates. May 24, 1878. 16 items. Account fragment of Col. George Robertson. Accounts of Robertson Family. Many of them are fragments. Some names mentioned: James Robertson, Michael Robertson, John Robertson, Thomas Emond and John Ireland. Petersburg, Virginia. 1785, 1802 and 1805. Robinson, Conway Receipt for Hening and Mumford’s reports bought at James Heron’s auction. Signed by James R. MacMurdo. May 12, 1823. Robinson, John M. A wedding invitation for Champe Conway and John M. Robinson at Saint Paul’s Church. Addressed to Miss Stott. Undated. Rochelle, Martha Letter to Mrs. Martha Rochelle in Jerusalem, Southampton, Virginia from her son in Concord. February 1836. Rochelle, R.De Letter from de Rochelle written in French. Note on back of letter, “about the French Claim.” Washington, D.C. February 3, 1831. Rogers, M.C. Letter from M.C. Rogers in Huntsville, Texas to S.C. Rogers of Tennessee regarding family matters, particularly after the war along with his opinion of the war. Gives name of Grandfather, Henry Roger and Specer Clark. Family originally from Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, Virginia. February 14, 1866. Roney, Isaac Accounts and Letters of Isaac Roney of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. 1836-1871. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Inauguration ceremony program and invitation. 1933. Printed ballad, “If Roosevelt Ruled Ireland,” by William V. McKenny sung at the Irish Night Clover Club. 1936. Rosenwald, E. Receipt for merchandise on the Harnden’s Southern Express. Richmond, Virginia. August 4, 1862. Ross, Charlie Brewster Pamphlet by Allan Pinkerton, with photo, about abduction of Charlie Brewster Ross in Germantown, Pennsylvania. July 1, 1874. Ross, G. (Dr.) Prescription written by Dr. G. Ross to H.G. Forstmann, a Druggist in Richmond, Virginia. Undated. Rowe, R. Semple Letter from R. Semple Rowe of Baltimore, Maryland to a friend in Richmond, Virginia about travel plans. July 24, 1865 or 1866. Rowland, Kate Masson Letter to Bishop Randolph regarding the ancestry of Benjamin Harrison. June 17, 1895. Photograph of "The Honourable Sir William Thomson..." Royal, William L. Court case in Richmond, Virginia about 1890. Russell, Margaret Postcard to Mr. and Mrs. Hearue of Drakes Branch, Virginia. Post card has drawing of a YMCA in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Undated. Rutherford, J.C. Receipt. April 18, 1849. Sander Family “Extracts, etc., from Records of Clerk’s Office of Northumberland Co., Virginia” made by W.S. Cralle, Clerk of the County Court for said County. June 1888. Sandidge, Dabney Note to William Wallace requesting him to feed his workmen from his mill. Amherst, Virginia. September 1, 1843.


  • Creation: 1621-1949
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1800's

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