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George Bouton Letter to Mollie Bouton

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00617
Scope and Contents

Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

Dates: 1861 July 21

Bray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Pst B73
Scope and Contents

Negative photostats of papers, 1730-1817, of the Bray Associates, a division of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which was instrumental in providing libraries for the churches in America and setting up schools for the Christian education of free and enslaved Black children.

Dates: 1730-1817

Dave Brown to Laura Letter

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Identifier: SC 01257
Scope and Contents

Letter from Dave Brown, Williamsburg, Virginia to Laura where he refers to a book, Alone by Marion Harland, describes the negroes and their activities in the area and tells about the sale of a farm, his job and commissions.  4 pp. September 6, 1878.  Letter is fragile and in need of repair.

Dates: 1878 September 6

Bucktrout-Smith Papers

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Identifier: MS 00142
Scope and Contents Papers of Richard M. Bucktrout, merchant and mortician in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence, receipts, financial papers, records of soldiers killed at the Battle of Williamsburg and legal papers, dated 1855 to 1869. List of deaths at the Seminary Hospital from July to November 1861 in Williamsburg, Virginia and coffins made for soldiers dying in Williamsburg in July-August 1861.The business papers of Sydney Smith, dated 1874 to 1929.Lists names of people...
Dates: 1855-1929

Miriam Carter Family documents and photographs

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Identifier: MS 00274
Scope and Contents Photographs, letters, newsapers articles, and eulogies relating to the family of Miriam Carter. Miriam Carter was the first African American woman to be admitted to attend the College of William and Mary though she was not able to live on campus. The photos show her as well as many ancestors and includes laminated letters of admittance to both the sons of the Confederate Veterans as well as Sons of Union Veterans from the Civil War. A letter from the Civil War Division denoting an...
Dates: 1850-2013

James W. Caywood Papers

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Identifier: MS 00277
Scope and Contents Scrapbook pertaining to James W. Caywood's service in the United States Navy during World War II while in Hawaii as part of the 26th Special Naval Construction Battalion. The bulk of the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drawings kept by Caywood while serving in Hawaii. Some of the photographs document the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and depict Caywood and other African-American sailors in everyday life on the island, as well as local Hawaiian women. Newspaper...
Dates: circa 1941-1949; Majority of material found within 1944-1945

Meta J. Chapman Diaries

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Identifier: MS 00163
Scope and Contents Contains three handwritten diaries that once belonged to Meta J. Chapman of Pennsylvania. The first diary is for the year 1929, and contains information about the weather, family gatherings, birthdays, playing bridge, and other activities of daily life. There is an entry for everyday from January 1 through May 10, but the rest of the diary is blank. The second diary is for the year 1930, and is a travel diary of a trip Meta took through Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania from...
Dates: 1929-1935

Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MS 00017
Scope and Contents These papers contain correspondence, photographs, business papers, artifacts, certificates, and other materials related to Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Mr. Gary was a prominent African American business owner in Williamsburg, operating for decades the West End Valet Shop off Prince George Street. The collection comprises business ledgers and other West End Valet Shop records over several years, as well as legal documents pertaining to the Valet Shop and Gary family estates such as leases and...
Dates: circa 1870s-2000s; Majority of material found in 1940-1980

Civil War Collection

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C76
Scope and Contents The Civil War Collection is an artificial collection of material, chiefly 1861-1865, pertaining to the American Civil War including items from both Union and Confederate forces. The collection includes official correspondence, general and special orders, descriptions of campaigns and battles, articles concerning the war, and artifacts. There are pardons, poems, songs, autographs, maps, muster rolls, pen and ink sketches of camp life, engineers' drawings, and a memorandum of signals used by...
Dates: 1856-1940

Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs, Petersburg and Waverly, Virginia

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.108
Scope and Contents 71 photographs of people, buildings and grounds at the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Petersburg, Virginia and Waverly, Virginia. The Petersburg Camp, a predominantly white camp, was Company 1364, and the Waverly Camp, a predominantly black camp, was Camp P-55, Company 376. Captain Joseph James Matthews was the commander and responsible for the construction and landscaping of the camp, plus the training of the men.Alice Erickson, the daughter of Captain Joseph James...
Dates: 1933-1939

Clarice Peterson Thompson Scrapbook

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Identifier: SC 00731
Scope and Contents College scrapbook, 1931-1945, kept by Clarice Peterson Thompson at Virginia State College, Petersburg, Virginia. She entered information on festivities, outings, and plays attended in the pre-printed volume "Memories of My School Days."  Several pages are taken up by names and addresses of classmates, as well as their entries and messages dedicated to her.In addition to congratulation cards glued into the volume, there are also a few loose items like news clippings, cards, and a...
Dates: 1931-1945

Henry Denison Cole Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C67
Scope and Contents Included are minutes of the Wise Light Infantry Co. of Williamsburg, 1881-1882; the College of William and Mary Alumni Association, 1906-1917; papers concerning the College of William and Mary including letters, 1873, from Benjamin S. Ewell; the Williamsburg Free School Trustees, 1870-1907; and the Democratic Committee of Williamsburg. Also accounts of the state school funds, 1894-1911; the city school funds, 1906-1911, 1919-1924; Bruton Parish Church 1897-1938; and of Robert F....
Dates: 1786-1939

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...
Dates: 1942-1951

Colored Peoples Sabbath School Reports

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Identifier: SC 00707
Scope and Contents

Two reports, circa 1850, totaling 3 pages and written by H. G. Day and James Ford of the Colored Peoples Sabbath School, Hudson, New York. Includes the details of the reoganization of this school in an attempt to excite more interest in it. Also includes some history of the school.

Dates: circa 1850

Conway D. Whittle letter

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Identifier: SC 01857
Content Description

Letter to Richmond, Virginia slave traders Davis, Deupree and Co., from Virginia physician Conway Davies Whittle inquiring about the rates of sale of 24 enslaved persons owned by Whittle. Age, gender, complexion, and skills are mentioned to describe the enslaved people.

Dates: 1860 November 2

Court Documents (Clark County, Indiana) Relating to Matilda Baker

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Identifier: SC 01149
Scope and Contents Court documents, 1820, relating to a case between Matilda Baker and William Lewis, who is described as "a man of color." Baker alledged that Lewis tried to rape her and the court documents are primarily bonds to ensure the appearance of the defendant, plantiff, and witnesses in the case. Lewis was convicted and setenced to a fine of one cent and 39 lashes. He appealed on the basis of a new witness, but the result of that appeal is not known. There are also transcriptions of these...
Dates: 1820

Gerald Cowden Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2000.40
Scope and Contents

Research material of Gerald Steffens Cowden from his Ph.D. dissertation on the Randolph's of Virginia, "The Randolphs of Turkey Island:  a Prosopography of the First Three Generations, 1650-1806. " Also includes other works and essays from his earlier education, and the research accompanying those essays as well.

Dates: 1965-1982

Herbert and Doris Crump Rainey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00203
Content Description This collections consists of photographs and papers primarily belonging to Doris Crump Rainey, but also her husband Herbert Rainey, who both lived in Williamsburg. Doris was involved with a local neighborhood association of women called the Philodendron Club; some local Baptist churches, especially Mt. Ararat Baptist Church; and with her 40th and 50th high school reunion from the class of 1945 Bruton Heights School (BHS). The papers and photos also show that the Raineys were involved in the...
Dates: Other: circa 1945-2013

Georgia Ragsdale Curtis Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.500
Scope and Contents Collection contains printed materials, photographs, and church-related documents related to Georgia Ragsdale Curtis of Roanoke, Virginia and her family including her sister Laura Ragsdale Barnett. The earliest materials include a 1912 handwritten diary of a Ragsdale family member. The papers in the collection include newspaper clippings of family obituaries, family funeral service programs, family photographs, civil rights related papers and magazines, Addison High School and Patrick Henry...
Dates: 1912-2002; Majority of material found in 1930-1975

Daybook and General Account Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01792
Dates: 1873-1888

Charles H. Dimmock Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 D59
Scope and Contents Papers, 1826-1872, of Charles Dimmock and Charles Henry Dimmock. Includes sketch of the life of Charles H. Dimmock; a manuscript volume containing a journal of a voyage from Norfolk to Madeira and farm journal of "Shabby Hall," Gloucester County, Va.; travel diary, 1826, of Charles Dimmock concerning travels in Venice and Germany; and papers concerning the service of Charles Henry Dimmock in the engineer's corps in the Confederate Army, some of which include work at Yorktown, Va. and having...
Dates: 1826-1872

Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Identifier: SC 01191
Scope and Contents

Brochures from the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia including the 142nd Anniversary Celebration in 2007 and Services of Installation for Reverend LeRoy Hill, Jr. as the 10th Pastor in 2005.

Dates: 2005-2007

Edwin Taliaferro Collection

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Identifier: UA 6.116
Scope and Contents The collection includes two manuscript volumes two and three of "A Rational Grammar of the French Language," written by Taliaferro, circa 1860 (the whereabouts of volume one are unknown), letters, Taliaferro's obituary, and photocopies of manuscripts written by Taliaferro but in private ownership.The first letter is written by Edwin in Williamsburg to his brother, William Booth in Gloucester, and dated January 14, 1866. Edwin is disappointed he wasn't able to visit at Christmas...
Dates: 1860, 1866, 1971

Employment Contract between Cornelia Brooks and F. C. Twyman

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Identifier: SC 00204
Scope and Contents Contract between Cornelia Brooks and F.C. Twyman for hiring her son Frank for "the whole of the present year...Twyman agrees to give him for his services his necessary board tgether with one suit of summer & one suit of winter clothes & one pair of winter shoes and she the said Cornelia Brooks (coloured woman) binds herself to live with & work diligently and faithfully for said Twyman during the year - to do necessary housework, cooking...to do what she can to promote the general...
Dates: 1867 January 9

Encounter with an Elephant Glass Slides

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Identifier: MS 00299
Scope and Contents Twelve glass plate slides depicting a cartoon scene of a native African American shooting a spear into the back end of an elephant. Rather than wounding the animal, it provokes it. The following scenes show the elephant holding the native underwater, almost feeding it to a crocodile, and then finally deciding to throw the native onto a prickly bush. The last scene of the cartoon slide shows the elephant walking off and the native covered in thorns. The scenes depict the African American...
Dates: circa 1880

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