Box Small Collections Box 15
Contains 76 Results:
This collection consists of a witnessed letter detailing the court martial charges against Private Zachariah Swink, Co. G, 31st Regiment.
D. Wilkie, Kensington [London], to James Russell, Covent Gardens [London]. Wilkie sends the name of an acquaintance in Dublin, Ireland who will be happy to make his acquaintance when he arrives there; sends best wishes for a 'pleasant journey and a successful campaign in Dublin.' .
A letter from Norfleet Smith, 1st Lieut., Co “G”, 3rd N.C. Cavalry, Barringer’s Brigade to Major Brien, near Petersburg, Va. He requests 12 hour leave of absence to visit Petersburg to attend to business matters. He is including a note granting permission by order of Lt. Col. Moore, signed by L.S. Warren.
A list of 217 persons enslaved by Mark Alexander Senior of Mecklenburg County, Va., on the day of the surrender of the Army of Virginia by Gen. Robert E. Lee, giving names, ages, sex, and occupations.
This collection contains the diary of a patient named Binnie in Maine General Hospital in Portland, Maine. She describes her life on the ward, her treatments, and the movements of other patients on and off of her ward.
A document signed by G. Lamb, Government Agent, Richmond, VA, for the receipt of an enslaved man named Jack, owned by John J. Ferris, to work on fortifications at and near Richmond, by order of Lt. Col. Walter Husted Stevens, Chief Engineer, D.N.V.
A letter from St. Leger Landon Carter, no place, to Dr. Beverley R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Va., in which he sends payment for his account and questions the medical bill. "My stomach has been a pillbox for 20 years, but I have no recollection of taking 300 at a time." He also questions the treatment of slaves: "I find that you gave Pleasants 200 somethings (I wish they had been lashes) and subjected her to the jackscrew..."
D. Wilkie, Kensington [London], to James Russell, Covent Garden, [London]. Asks Russell to leave out a few wigs to use in his artwork, and also the lute and snuff-box. Will send for them Tuesday, regards for family.
D. Wilkie, Kensington [London], to Francis Graham Moon. Agrees with his letter of the 4th containing his proposed agreement; hopes that no difficulties will arise in settlement; requests his brother have the picture of the Queen's First Council delivered for the 'immediate commencement of work.'