Box Small Collections Box 74
Contains 28 Results:
22 June 1857. Authorization signed by Pres. James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.], directing the Acting Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to an envelope containing a letter to Queen Victoria, answering her recent announcement of the death of the Duchess of Gloucester. 1 p. 3 Feb. 58. James Buchanan, Washington, [D.C.], to Col. Selden, n.p. In compliance with his request, has procured desired material, and is returning it. 1 p.
Manuscript petition from 58 merchant colonists to the House of Commons against a petition calling for the prohibition of trade between the Northern colonies and the French and Dutch West Indian settlements. Signers claim it would destroy colonial, English, and European trade. ADoc. 5 pp. Ca. 1737. Phillips collection.
Appointment, 15 February 1796, of Francis T. Brooke to major of a battalion of cavalry annexed to the second division of the Virgina militia (signed by Robert Brooke); and appointment, 14 January 1804, of Brooke as judge of the General Court of Virginia.
Letter, 15 Oct. 1839, James Lyons, Richmond, Va. to Judge [Nathaniel Beverley] Tucker, Williamsburg, Va. Letter of introduction for Joseph M. Carrington who plans to attend Tucker's law lectures [at the College of William & Mary]. Carrington has already studied Blackstone, Coke, etc.
$ 5 Bond, dated 3 March 3 1845 issued from William Thornton to Alexander J. Marshall for opening up the Rappahannock River in Virginia for navigation. (Formelry classified as Mss. Sm Coll Add.27))
This collection consists of a family history or devotional book with genealogical notes on the Washington family prepared for the members of the Lambeth parish. This item was composed by Margaret Lewis Maupin during the 1940s. This work traces the lineage of the Washington family starting with John Washington, born 1671. Also includes a typed sketch of the author's family.
Letter, 1876 April 4, of William Henry Harrison, Prince George County, Va. to an unidentified recipient. Written on behalf of someone [perhaps a tenant farmer] who wants to pay more rent rather than have their property sold. 3 p. on 1 leaf ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
22 Jan. 1838. David Cox, Kinnington [?], Cornwall, Eng., to "madam." Will visit as soon as possible, but is behind in his work; hopes she is feeling better soon; regards to his "dear pupil" and the rest of the family. 2 pp. 9 Mar. RSVP from David Cox, Kinnington, Cornwall, Eng., to Miss Waley for a lesson; regards to Mrs. Waley from Mr. and Mrs. Cox.
D.H. Hill at Brandy Station, Virginia to Nancy C[aroline?] Nance. Detailed report of his latest battle at Bristo[e] Station, and the disproportionate amount of "Yankees" to Rebel troops; gives wounded and killed statistics, including that of a friend, Fred Yeates; wishes he could attend "some of them nice quiltings". Includes typescript.
[Thomas] Crawford, n.p., to G. W. Greene, n.p. 1 p. ANS. Requests that he visit tomorrow at noon, as his illness is serious, undated. Tho[ma]s Crawford, n.p., to William F. Ritchie, n.p., undated, 1 p. ANS. Incomplete. Mentions exhibition in Washington, [D.C.], and hopes for the upcoming one in Richmond, [Va.].
Letters include: 16 March 1835. A.H. Hand, Princeton [N.J.] to Augustus Cornwall, Catskill, N[ew] York; 21 July 1835. A.H. Hand, Princeton, [N.J.] to cousin A[u]gustus Cornwall, Catskill, N[ew] York; 16 March 1835. A.H. Hand, Princeton [N.J.], to Augustus Cornwall, Catskill, N[ew] York; 21 July 1835. A.H. Hand, Princeton, [N.Y.] to cousin A[u]gustus Cornwall, Catskill, N[ew] York.
Papers, 1853-1861, of John Sizer of King William County, Va. Includes manuscript volumes of notes taken while traveling to and at the World's Fair of 1853 in New York, N. Y.; will (copy), 1860; and account, 1861, of the sale of goods from his estates. Typescript of World's Fair notes available in library.
Letters and poetry of the American sculptor, essayist, and poet, William Wetmore Story. Includes an 1846 poem entitled, "Plea for Peace,"; an 1851 reply to a request for an autograph of his father, Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845); and an 1894 letter giving his opinion on a book and enclosing the clipping of his poem, "In the Rain."