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Box Small Collections Box 19

 Container

Contains 34 Collections and/or Records:

Contract, circa 1820

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Real estate partner agreement between a German entity and several other people including James Swan of Boston, Massachusetts.  Heading on document, "Gesellschafts Vertrag" which translates to "Social Contract," a partnership agreement.  Relates to the sale or purchase of nearly 2 million acres of land in Virginia and Kentucky, as well as additional land near Boston, Massachusetts.  Includes 4 wax seals.  Written in German.  7 pages.

Letter, 1858 Sept. 26

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: James French Strother letter to Charles Lanman's Dictionary of the United States Congress where he gives autobiographical information. September 26, 1858.

Letter, 1798 Dec. 22

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from John Randolph, Bizarre, to Citizen [James Brown] about "the bearer...brings...Tobs..." and "Quasha brings Mr. Brown some Butter..."  He writes that  "...we are almost frozen to death, & if the weather continues as it is now, expect to hear that all the northern trade is embargoed - which will be very unfortunate for our Yankee brethren since they will have no stories to give us of French Piracy - Mr. Webster must then be dumb."  Dec 22, 1798.  He noted date as:  22d Decr. 22d...

Letter, 1691 July 8

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Indenture of the apprenticeship by the Overseers for the Poor of the Parish of Bridgewater in Somerset of William Harris to Robert Poasey, a mason.  8 July. 1691.  DS.  1 p.

Bond, 1678 Jan. 29

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Bond of Benjamin Robinson with John Curtis, Jr. and Charles Holden of Northampton County, [Va.].  January 29, 1678.

Letter, 1924 Nov. 17

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Bertrand Russell to [John S. Wood], November 17, 1924. Gives Russell's philosophical views on the establishment of socialism in already democratic countries as opposed to non-democratic nations such as Russia.

Letter, circa 1811-1823

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter from Hugh Nelson, Chamber of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.,  to an unidentified recipient recommending his nephew Thomas N. Carter for admission to the United States Naval Service.   March 3, [ca. 1811-1823].

Loan Request, 1800 April

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter by Wilson C[ary] Nicholas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to an unknown person, possibly in Baltimore, Maryland, requesting a loan to help his brother's family.  Also hopes that money problems in Baltimore are better and rejoices in the possibility of "termination of our differences with France."  April 4, 1800.

Letter, 1783 Aug. 23

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letter by Charles Carter, Ludlow Farm,  to Edmund Pendleton 23 August 1783. Concerns the sale of lands belonging to Carter's grandfather Robert "King" Carter,  to pay off Charles Carter's debts to the estate of John Robinson being administered by Pendleton.

Letter, 1860 Aug. 8

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 19, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: S.H. Parker, Va. L[and] Off[ice], Richmond, [Va.], to Hon[ora]ble G[ideon] D. Camden. Topics include a land warrant and a visit to Norfolk where he saw Governor Wise and notes the lack of support for Stephen A. Douglas.  States that Douglas men are "know-nothings,: and quotes (Wise), "there are a few brawling politicians who make a noise, but it is in vain to kick against the pricks."