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Box 4


Contains 47 Results:

William Foushee Ritchie, Custom House, New York, to Isabella Ritchie, 1859 November 17

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 251
Identifier: id90730
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Visit of Bella and Isabella to Brandon; search for the "Miranda"; purchase of several items at a store in New York; china for Anne Eliza; death of Charles Ogden; stay at W.C.E. Thompson's in New York; proposed journey home through Philadelphia & Washington.

Dates: 1859 November 17

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella Ritchie, 1860 September 21

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 252
Identifier: id91146
Scope and Contents

Isabella's stay at Salt Sulphur Springs; ignorance of friends being in New York on thier honeymoon; excursion to the mountains; trip "through the lovely valley of Wyoming, the Deleware Water Gap...visiting coal mines & travelling on the 'gravity railroads'"; visit to Richmond of the Prince of Wales. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1860 September 21

William Foushee Ritchie, Washington, to Isabella H. Harrison, Brandon, 1869 January 27

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 253
Identifier: id91147
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Detailed description of William's journey to Washington; company of Mrs. Hume aboard the "Eliza Hancox"; talk with the Captain about steamboats; reference to a book [?] the "death of Lincoln"; mention of several friends and acquaintances. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1869 January 27

William Foushee Ritchie, Washington, to Isabella H. Harrison, Brandon., 1869 February 4

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 254
Identifier: id91148
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Entertaining company at Brandon; gift from Tucker of terrapins and fresh pike; problems with William's knee and the need for his " be put into harness"; "wonders of the microscope at the Army Museum"; pleasant ways William is passing away the time at Stones; talk by Dr. Rudder; news about various friends. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1869 February 4

William Foushee Ritchie, "The Cottage", Richmond, to Isabella Foushee Ritchie, Brandon, March 17, [?]

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 255
Identifier: id91149
Scope and Contents

Illness of William's wife Cora; visit of Mr. Everett to Brandon; mention of Consul James; Belle Harrison's expected visit; "Carter lee's lecture on 'Laughter'"; legislative question before Congress. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: March 17, [?]

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella H. Harrison, White Sulphur Springs., [September 15, ?]

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 256
Identifier: id91150
Scope and Contents

Arrangements made at the Powhatan  House in Richmond; disease in the city's suburbs; news about various friends; to church with the Rutherfoord family; message to Mragaret from Captain Randolph. 3 pp. ALS.

Dates: [September 15, ?]

William Foushee Ritchie, [?], to [?], undated

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 257
Identifier: id91151
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Visit from Charlotte and Jenny; reports about Brandon; reference to "a sweet creature of fine talents" [perhaps a reference to Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt]; note about Heilbrook [?] 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: undated

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to George Ritchie, undated

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 258
Identifier: id91152
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Order recieved in the morning; invitation to visit Richmond; breakfast prepared by Mathilda; reciept of letter from Bella; no news from Mr. Cross; Evans' victory; renting of "the Cottage" to Mr. Daingerfield. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: undated

E[?]. H. Smith, near Harrisonburg, to William Foushee Ritchie, 1851 August 6

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 259
Identifier: id91153
Scope and Contents

Advocation of Thomas Ritchie for Governor. Included also is a note from WFR to his father re smith's letter. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1851 August 6

Thomas H. Wynne, Richmond, to William F. Ritchie, 1866 December 27

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 260
Identifier: id91154
Scope and Contents

Shipment of a book and Wynne's desire to be informed of its safe arrival to William. Included is a pencilled note that the mentioned book was given to the College of William and Mary by Margaret Ritchie harrison Cocke. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1866 December 27

W. H. Foushee, Red River Country, Texas, to William Ritchie, 1868 August

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 261
Identifier: id91155
Scope and Contents Scope and ContentsReadmission of the South into the Union; Foushee's investment in slaves and financial loss due to emancipation; effect of the war on Brandon; Foushee's desire to acquire a government position in Washington or Virginia; influence of Thomas Ritchie in Presidential politics; rights of the South in the coming presidential election; "Johnson's Veto of the Joint Resolution"; possibility of another Civil War; "nomination of Seymour and Blair"; right of Blacks to vote....
Dates: 1868 August

Rev. C. S. Long, Brandon Rectory, Spring Grove, Virginia, to Mrs. E. R. Cocke, Washington, D.C., 1938 January 31

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 262
Identifier: id91156
Scope and Contents

Inscription on the church chalice; "Brandon Church, Presented by Wm Foushee and Anna Cora Ritchie. January 1857." 1 p TLS.

Dates: 1938 January 31

Newspaper Clipping, undated

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 263
Identifier: id91157
Scope and Contents

Mrs. Mowatt and her appearance in a play as Desdemona ; mention too of her engagement to William F. Ritchie, editior of the Richmond Enquirer. 1 p. NC1.

Dates: undated

George Ritchie, "U.S.R. Schr. 'Wolcott'", to Jenny Ritchie., 1849 September 3

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 264
Identifier: id91158
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Possibility of not meeting for two years; death of Dr. Graves; prospects of George's vessel being sent to Cuba or California; romance between "Sister Anne Eliza and Mr. Cross"; Mobile as "one of the healthiest cities in the union"; naval blockade of Round Island; mention of the vessels "Water Witch", "Flint", "Albany", and "Germantown". 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1849 September 3

George H. Ritchie, Mobile Bay, to Isabella Ritchie, 1850 January 5

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 265
Identifier: id91159
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Desire to recieve more letters while aboard the "Wolcott"; weddings withing the family; fond memories of Brandon, especially at Christmas; mention of William Allen and Major Selden; life on the "Wolcott"; health of Thomas Ritchie; greetings to be given various friends and relatives; possibility that the Sec. of the Treasury might reccoment the Congress the abolishment of the Navy. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1850 January 5

George Ritchie, [?], to [?], [1854]

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 266
Identifier: id91160
Scope and Contents

Descriptions of the contents of several boxes with notations as to which family member or friend recieves what item. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: [1854]

George Ritchie, Hong Kong, to Thomas Ritchie, 1854 September 9

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 267
Identifier: id91161
Scope and Contents Scope and ContentsDesire for news from home; George's demanding duties as Purser of two ships; U.S. steamers in the Far East; shipment of 2 boxes to the family via Adams and Co. Express and Capt. John Glasson; reference to "his Celestial majesty in his own Capitol Pekin"; and to Commondore Perry; mention of the following vessels: "Susquehana", "Southhampton", "Hancock", "Cooper", "Kennedy"; "Powhatan", "Vincennes", "Porpoise", "Lexington", "Mississippi", and "Macedonia". 4 pp....
Dates: 1854 September 9

George Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella Ritchie, W. Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co., Virginia, 1856 August 27

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 268
Identifier: id91262
Scope and Contents

Sadness felt in parting from the family again; account of his travel schedule; mention of John Armistead; dinner at Willow Hill with Col. McCandlish and friends; accident with his horse and buggy; love to members of the family. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1856 August 27

George  Ritchie, Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. Isabella H. Harrison, Lower Brandon, Cabin Point, Va, 1858 January 13

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 269
Identifier: id91263
Scope and Contents

Paying off the crew at the Navy Yard; extensive use of silver to pay the crew; death of Mr. Millson's sister; wedding of Lt. Thornburn and Miss Reed; party at Com. Dornins; present of a dog to a doctor. 3 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1858 January 13

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella H. Harrison, Brandon., [1846]

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 242
Identifier: id90721
Scope and Contents

Death of Mr. John H. Pleasants [killed by Thomas Ritchie, Jr. in a duel]; details of his funeral; dinner at Mr. Green's; possibility of legal prosecution; bad weather; letter from Charlotte through Miss Julia Johns. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates: [1846]

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella Ritchie, Washington D.C., [August 16, 1850?]

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 243
Identifier: id90722
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Purchase of a harness; "discussion of the candidates for the Convention"; "fear that, if California  is admitted, Georgia and South Carolina will go off"; "The New Mexico territorial bill; mention of Judge Bayly; visit with the W.B. Harrison family; Tom's Ritchie health; notes included about a medicinal prescription and body measurments as needed for dressmaking. 3 pp. ALS.

Dates: [August 16, 1850?]

William Foushee Ritchie, Richmond, to Isabella H. Harrison, Brandon, 1853 September 22

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 244
Identifier: id90723
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Description of William's wife Cora and "how happy she will be to know" Isabella; Cora's father as "the leading merchant in furnishing vessels for the famous Miranda Expedition to South America"; mention of President Jefferson and Secretary Madison; message from Charlotte to Cora; greetings from Tom Ritchie and love to the family. 4 pp. ALS.

Dates: 1853 September 22