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Box 3

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Contains 65 Results:

Philippa Barziza to Jimmie Gray, 1866 February

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 5
Scope and Contents A letter, dated February 1866, from Philippa Barziza to “Jimmie,” possibly Jimmie Gray. Philippa berates Jimmie for not writing her more often, and she says she does not understand why Jimmie left Williamsburg for Richmond. She asks if Mr. Slater is still “full of mischief” or if raising his children made him “more sedate.” She Mentions that “Ma” and “Pa” are “active,” though Pa sometimes complains about his age. Philippa also asks, “Did Lucy leave you?” A later reference in the...
Dates: 1866 February

Philippa Barziza to Cordelia Slater, 1886 June 7

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 8, Item: 7
Scope and Contents A letter, dated June 7, 1886, from Philippa Barziza (“P.S.B.”) in Houston, Texas to Cordelia Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Barziza begins, “By this time you are married. I am glad of it.” She writes more about her happiness for Cordelia and her husband, R.B. Servant.Barziza writes that her health is better, then moves on to a story of “Poor little Pinnie,” who has reinjured his knee after being on crutches for months. She fears he will never fully recover. She also writes...
Dates: 1886 June 7

J.O. Matthews Office Provost Marshal Note, 1864 May 30

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 2
Scope and Contents

This note, from the Office Provost Marshal in Williamsburg, Virginia, to “Guards,” requests that they “pass Mrs. Slater and son & Miss [Derfenville] to the lines on Jamestown road on this day.” Signed by J.O. Mathews, Lt. P.M. Dated May 30, 1864.

Dates: 1864 May 30

M.W. Minor to Philippa Barziza, 1869 August 22

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 8
Scope and Contents

A letter, dated August 22, 1869, from M.W. Minor, perhaps Mary Jo Minor, in Galveston, Texas to Philippa Barziza. Minor begins with a mournful description of the death of her cousin. She then comments on the teaching profession and asks if Philippa is still teaching.

Dates: 1869 August 22

Evie to Cordelia Slater, 1876 November 27

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 6, Item: 1
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A letter, dated November 27, 1876, from [Evie Gray] to “Ma Chère Amie,” presumably Cordelia Slater. Evie gives news from college in Farmville, including an account of a sore throat epidemic that has made many of the women sick.

Dates: 1876 November 27

Susan B. Henly to Park Slater, undated

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 9, Item: 5
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A letter from Susan B. Henly at Porto Bello, York County, Virginia to Park Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Bottom half of sheet is missing. Henly inquires about renting a house in Williamsburg for the summer. Undated.

Dates: undated

Correspondence, 1852 August 17 - 1861 November 16

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The family papers of Corie Lynn Dorset Rivers include over 140 separate letters and other manuscript documents handed down to Rivers by her mother, Corie Lynn Slater Dorset. This collection includes papers written by several generation of Williamsburg, Virginia residents, including Lucy Ludwell Paradise; James and Louisa Bellett Lee and family; and Virginia Lee and Parkes Slater and family.Series One consists of the oldest item in this collection, a ledger or commonplace book...
Dates: 1852 August 17 - 1861 November 16

B.S. George Teachy, 1852 August 17

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 1
Scope and Contents

A letter of consolation from B.S. George Teachy after hearing of the unnamed recipient’s loss of a child. Dated August 17, 1852 and addressed from an unidentified “College Infirmary.”

Dates: 1852 August 17

Unsigned Letter Concerning Philippa Barziza, 1853 February

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 2
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A letter, appearing to be dated February 26, 1853, without an identified sender or recipient. The letter's date and opening and closing remarks are difficult to read because the text at the end of the letter is written perpendicular to the opening lines on the first page. Includes references to Philippa Barziza.

Dates: 1853 February

Cordelia Lee to cousin, 1853 July 7

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 3
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A letter, dated July 7, 1853, from Cordelia Lee to her “Dear Cousin” in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cordelia Lee catches up on news with her cousin and asks to be remembered to Mr. [Parke] Slater, implying that the recipient knows him well. Lee references Mr. Slater as being the proprietor of the Raleigh Tavern.

Dates: 1853 July 7

Cordelia Lee to cousin "Lud", 1853 November 29

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 4
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A letter, dated November 29, 1853, from Cordelia Lee, “Cousin ‘Dely,” to her cousin “Lud,” presumably short for Ludwell. Cordelia shares news about family and friends and asks him to do the same.

Dates: 1853 November 29

L.C. Minor to Virginia L. Slater, 1858 October 4

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 5
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A letter, dated October 4, 1858, from L.C. Minor to Virginia Lee Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Minor writes to announce she is seeking music scholars and solicits Slater to enroll her children and encourage others who might be interested.

Dates: 1858 October 4

Cordelia Lee to cousin, 1861 July 1

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 6
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A letter, dated July 1, 1861, from Cordelia Lee to her “Dearest Cousin,” perhaps Virginia Lee Slater. Cordelia Lee begins with condolences for the death of her cousin’s child and a reminder that she has many children “left to you yet.” Lee also writes with general family news. Names mentioned include James, Cally, “Mr. Slater,” and “Uncle Washington.”

Dates: 1861 July 1

Ludwell Philip Slater to "Alice", 1861 November 16

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1, Item: 7
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A letter, dated November 16, 1861, from Ludwell Philip Slater, Williamsburg, Virginia, to an “Alice.” Ludwell is on furlough from camp to recover from an illness, and he writes to Alice to encourage her to continue writing him.

Dates: 1861 November 16

Correspondence, 1862 January 5 - 1863 July 29

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The family papers of Corie Lynn Dorset Rivers include over 140 separate letters and other manuscript documents handed down to Rivers by her mother, Corie Lynn Slater Dorset. This collection includes papers written by several generation of Williamsburg, Virginia residents, including Lucy Ludwell Paradise; James and Louisa Bellett Lee and family; and Virginia Lee and Parkes Slater and family.Series One consists of the oldest item in this collection, a ledger or commonplace book...
Dates: 1862 January 5 - 1863 July 29

G. Irvine Whitehead to Virginia Slater, 1862 January 5

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 1
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A short letter, dated January 5, 1862, from G. Irvine Whitehead, First Lieutenant in Yorktown, Virginia, to Virginia Slater. The letter is a summons for Slater to appear before a court martial in Yorktown and give evidence in the trial of Jacob Hayes, a private in the 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Dates: 1862 January 5

Ludwell Philip Slater to Virginia Slater, 1862 October 22

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 2
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A letter, dated October 22, 1862, from Ludwell Philip Slater in “Camp near Winchester,” Virginia to his mother Virginia Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ludwell Slater writes about his experiences in the army with descriptions of movements by Robert E. Lee and others.

Dates: 1862 October 22

G. Irvine Whitehead to Virginia Slater, 1863 January 5

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 3
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A letter, dated January 5, 1863, from G. Irvine Whitehead to Virginia L. Slater. Whitehead tells Slater that a “conveyance” will pick her up the following morning at about 9:00 to take her to Yorktown.

Dates: 1863 January 5

Ludwell Philip Slater to Virginia Slater, 1863 July 29

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 4
Scope and Contents A letter, dated July 29, 1863, from Ludwell Philip Slater, Petersburg, Virginia, to his mother Virginia L. Slater, Williamsburg, Virginia. Ludwell reports that he is well and gives general news of the war. He hopes the war will be over by the following winter. He asks his mother to send some of his clothing as it is hard to find and expensive. Toward the end of letter he tells of the death of Dessy Brsison [?] at the battle of Gettysburg. He was in Picket’s division and a part of the charge...
Dates: 1863 July 29

Virginia Slater to Colonel West, 1863 October 1

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 2, Item: 5
Scope and Contents

A letter, dated October 1, 1863, from Virginia Lee Slater, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Colonel West, Commander, US Forces, Williamsburg, Virginia. Slater requests that her daughter, Virginia H. Slater, be given permission to pass Confederate lines.

Dates: 1863 October 1

Virginia Slater Loyalty Oath, 1864 February 2

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 3
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A printed and signed form indicating that "Mrs Virginia Slater has taken and subscribed the Oath and Parole required by General Orders, No. 49, for a Loyal Citizen of the United States, residing in a State ever in rebellion or who has sympathized with...Seceding States." Signed by Major [James M...]. Dated February 2, 1864, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 February 2

Correspondence, 1864 March 11 - 1869 August 22

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The family papers of Corie Lynn Dorset Rivers include over 140 separate letters and other manuscript documents handed down to Rivers by her mother, Corie Lynn Slater Dorset. This collection includes papers written by several generation of Williamsburg, Virginia residents, including Lucy Ludwell Paradise; James and Louisa Bellett Lee and family; and Virginia Lee and Parkes Slater and family.Series One consists of the oldest item in this collection, a ledger or commonplace book...
Dates: 1864 March 11 - 1869 August 22

Major James ? to Virginia Slater, 1864 March 11

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 1
Scope and Contents

A note granting Mrs. Slater permission to purchase flour, sugar, and beef at the Post Commissary. Dated March 11, 1864. Signed by Major James [?].

Dates: 1864 March 11

Unsigned Note to Virginia Slater, 1864 October 9

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 3
Scope and Contents

An unsigned note allowing Mrs. Slater to pass through the picket lines. Dated October 9, 1864.

Dates: 1864 October 9

Georgie G. Hansbrough to "Cordia", 1869 January 19

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4, Item: 6
Scope and Contents

A letter, dated January 19, 1869, from Georgie G. Hansbrough to “Cordia.” The donor of this collection suspects Georgie is an adolescent boy. According to this letter, he now lives in a place where there is no organized school so he and his peers study with a woman who teaches them some subjects, including French. Georgie includes a list of what he received for Christmas.

Dates: 1869 January 19