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Box Small Collections Box 85

 Container

Contains 20 Collections and/or Records:

Poetry Book, 1854-1866

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Black bound poetry journal kept by Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson, referred to as Bettie throughout the book. Contents are autographs, sketches, and poetic verses from friends and her future husband, Thomas, H.G. Poulson from Accomack County, Virginia, who served in the 46th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Bettie and Thomas married in 1865 but their marriage was short lived as she died later that same year. Thomas continues writing romantic and loving verses...

Letter

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: Two page letter from Saunders, President of the College of William and Mary, from Williamsburg, Virginia to The Honorable Henry A. Wise, informing him that a messenger had arrived recently to inform him that John Tyler had been elected President of the United States.

Papers, 1861-1864

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 37 letters, mostly during the Civil War era, written by Andrew J. Weeks, of Brooklyn, New York, to his sister, Hannah Weeks of Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a 1st sergeant of Co. D., 10th Regiment of the New York infantry Volunteers. He wrote from Fort Monroe, Virginia, Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Point Lookout, Maryland, Beaufort, North Carolina and Riker's Island, New York. On March 9, 1861, Weeks states the Merrimac has sunk the Cumberland and the Ericcson...

Papers, 1865-1868, 1881-1902

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 37 letters, mostly during the Civil War era, written by Andrew J. Weeks, of Brooklyn, New York, to his sister, Hannah Weeks of Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a 1st sergeant of Co. D., 10th Regiment of the New York infantry Volunteers. He wrote from Fort Monroe, Virginia, Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Point Lookout, Maryland, Beaufort, North Carolina and Riker's Island, New York. On March 9, 1861, Weeks states the Merrimac has sunk the Cumberland and the Ericcson...

Correspondence, 1969 May-June

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains 16 letters written by Bruce Hildebrand, a Lieutenant in the 541st Military Intelligence Detachment,11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War. The letters are addressed to his parents in Dayton, Ohio and were written between 1969 and 1970. Topics covered include his day-to-day activities, sports back home, descriptions of combat, and the mood of the officers.

Correspondence, 1969 August-September

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains 16 letters written by Bruce Hildebrand, a Lieutenant in the 541st Military Intelligence Detachment,11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War. The letters are addressed to his parents in Dayton, Ohio and were written between 1969 and 1970. Topics covered include his day-to-day activities, sports back home, descriptions of combat, and the mood of the officers.

Correspondence, 1969 October-1970 April

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains 16 letters written by Bruce Hildebrand, a Lieutenant in the 541st Military Intelligence Detachment,11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War. The letters are addressed to his parents in Dayton, Ohio and were written between 1969 and 1970. Topics covered include his day-to-day activities, sports back home, descriptions of combat, and the mood of the officers.

Collection, 1825-1872, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Taliaferro Family Letters: 13 June 1825. Copy of an agreement between [?] Anderson and [?] Walker. Frag. 1859. "A list of my negroes to hire out for the year 1859" by unknown author. 1 January 1860. A promissory note to pay John P. Taliaferro sixteen dollars for the hire of Eliza for the year 1860. Signed by Wm. Vaughan. April 18,1860-May 11,1860. Entries in a diary describe the daily duties of the "hands" and social activities of the author. June 12-22 [1862] [John P. Taliaferro], Richmond,...

Collection, 1825-1872, undated

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Documents illustrating John Tabb Duval's (husband of Mollie Wellford Taliaferro Duval) descent from Richard Henry Lee and Pocahontas.

Autographs of John Strode Barbour, Thomas Henry Bayley, John Warwick Daniel, and Charles Triplett O'Ferrall.

Folder 1

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Content Description From the Collection: 6 page letter from Will to his wife Hattie dated 1864 July 27. He describes the perilous trip in their steamer boat to get to Cuba and the close call the ship had with a larger Spanish ship that seemed certain was trying to ram their bow. He describes Moro Castle and the buildings and landscape of Havana. He also describes at great length the wares of the ladies about town and the dressings adorned on the riders and horses who pull carriages. In one section of his letter, Will laments that...