Letters and business papers, chiefly 1848-1866, of James E. Cooke of Powhatan, Virginia and the Barker family of Fluvanna County, Virginia including letters relating to the hiring out of slaves, plantation operations and the Civil War (letters of John H. Barker and Henry J. Dobbs of the 18th Virginia Regiment of the Confederate army concerning the Battle of First Bull Run (Manassas).
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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
The collection has been divided into series with Series 1 covering letters and Series 2 including accounts, receipts and notes. The subseries under letters is grouped by date: Subseries 1 are letters 1848- 1854, Subseries 2 are the Civil War letters and Subseries 3 covers letters written after the Civil War.
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