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Farrar Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.71
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters, contracts, deeds, wills, St. Luke Penny Bank medallions, cemetery plot receipts, plans, blueprints, photographs, birth and death certificates relating to members of the Farrar family of Richmond, Virginia. Daniel James Farrar (1862-1925) had a profound effect on the architecture of the city of Richmond. Daniel followed the example of his father, Joseph who was the son of a free black. Farrar was involved with at least 14 buildings in the 1890’s as designer,...
Dates: 1875-1964

George Oscar Ferguson Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 99 F37
Scope and Contents

Photographs taken by George Oscar Ferguson. Subjects include a parade in Williamsburg, Va., African-American schools in Virginia, Camp Lee, Virginia, rural scenes in western Virginia, and Ferguson.

Dates: 1915; Majority of material found in 1915

First Baptist Church collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00341
Content Description

This collection is formed of materials created by the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, dating from the mid-1800s to the present day. Inculded in this collection are church records such as member rolls, meeting minutes, photographs, bibles, building blueprints, and audio visual materials.

Dates: 1866 - 2017

Forbes Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 F74
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil War letters of the Forbes family of Buckingham County, Virginia, which includes letters written by John R. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army), Claude O. Forbes (57th Virginia Infantry), William H. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry), P.A. Forbes (civilian in Buckingham County, Va.) and Benjamin P. Smith (18th Virginia Infantry). The topics include the health of soldiers, requesting food and clothing, hired enslaved individuals, black...
Dates: 1862-1865

The Forum Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 70
Scope and Contents

The collection includes meeting agenda and minutes, fliers, and related material of The Forum, the organization formerly known as the Black Faculty and Staff Forum at the College of William and Mary.

Dates: 1992-2005; Majority of material found in 1993-1995

Freedmen's Bureau Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00664
Scope and Contents Diary of an unidentified employee of the Freedmen's Bureau, who was working near Norfolk and Fort Monroe, Virginia, from October 9, 1865-November 29, 1865.A few highlights from the diary include the following: On October 13th, the writer is writing from the Tyler House at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He describes his ocean voyage and areas that he visits, including Norfolk and Fort Monroe, giving his opinions on some topics. His job is teaching three classes at the Butler School. ...
Dates: 1865 October 9

Galt Papers (II)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13 (II)
Scope and Contents Papers, 1840-1862, of John M. Galt II concerning his work at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence, reports, clinical notes, medical diaries, financial papers, and printed material. Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were added to the collection in 2011 and are in Box 17. The subject matter is mental health with topics such as insanity, murder, suicide and criminal behavior.  Some clippings are about Eastern State Hospital (Virginia...
Dates: 1840-1862

George Alfred Beasley Letters

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Identifier: SC 01414
Content Description

About 40 letters from George Beasley to his sweetheart, Rosa L. Johnson written between June 1941 and May 1945. Beasley was a Sergeant in the Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Camp Rucker, Alabama, and then overseas in France and Belgium. He served with the 3rd and 4th Battalion of the Armed Force Replacement Training Center, a segregated African American unit.

Dates: 1941-1945

Obelia "Bee" Graves Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2008.123
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters to Obelia "Bee" Graves, from her family and friends, while she attended Winston-Salem Teachers College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The institution is presently known as Winston-Salem State University. Winston-Salem Teachers College was the first historically black college to grant bachelors degrees in elementary school education. The collection also includes college documents from her time at college such as report cards and her admission acceptance....
Dates: 1936-1945; Majority of material found in 1937-1939

Jesse Green Affidavit

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01570
Scope and Contents Two page filing with the City of Petersburg regarding the residence, wealth, and suspicious death of Green's sister, Fillis Turner, a free African American who resided with Phil Seward. Within the Affidavit, Green accounts the tumultuous relationship between his sister and her companion, the money she had on hand before her death, and the sudden and suspicious nature of her death. In his affidavit, Green requests a full inquiry of the courts into these matters on behalf of himself and his...
Dates: 1863 August 01

Harriet Tubman Stamp Kit

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Identifier: MS 00320
Scope and Contents A rubber stamp engraved with the name and portrait of Harriet Tubman. Accompanying the stamp is a black felt ink pad and a small bottle (1/3 ounces or 100 cubic centimeters) of black rubber stamp ink. A metal wire is attached to the stamp's white handle, allowing the user to secure the stamp to a permanent station if desired. This stamp was designed and distributed by Dano Wall, Deputy Director of Manufacturing for Adafruit, an open-source hardware company. Wall's inspiration for...
Dates: 2019

Thaddeus S. Harris Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00174
Scope and Contents

Three account books of free African American, Thaddeus S. Harris, of Abingdon, Virginia, dated 1855-1861, 1861-1866 and 1868. Goods purchased include items such as tobacco, sardines, cheese, sugar, candy, hair trims and shaves. Some books have an index. Census reports list him as a barber and confectioner.

Dates: 1855-1868

Hart Papers I and II

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 H29
Scope and Contents Papers, 1847-1934, including correspondence, essays, articles, and poems by John Hart, a Richmond book seller and poems, short stories, and a novel by his wife, Katherine M. Hart. The papers of John Hart include letters concerning the sale of books and two letters by James Branch Cabell. The collection includes diplomas and certificates awarded by the University of Virginia to his [father ?] John Hart of Louisa County, Va. The Hart Papers (II) series contains 200...
Dates: 1847-1934

John H. Harvey Record Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV S2 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Record book, 1901-1903, of John H. Harvey, a teacher in Bon Brook Public School No. 4, a black school in Cumberland County, Virginia.

Dates: 1901-1903

Herman Recht Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.31
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of more than 700 letters written by Herman Recht (1908-1971), a Navy yeoman, from Camp Peary (U.S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October 1943 and February 1946, to his wife, Esther, in Clairton, Pennsylvania. There are no letters from Esther because, as he wrote her, saving them would make him homesick.Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was very well read, and...
Dates: 1943-1946

Minnie A. Hill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00932
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from supervisors or sponsors to Minnie A. Hill, a northern female teacher, who was in Norfolk and then Petersburg, Virginia teaching at freedmen’s schools in the late 1860s.

Dates: 1865-1869

History of the Case of the Commonwealth vs. Lee and Burwell Reynolds

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.412
Scope and Contents Pamphlet, circa 1880, entitled "History of the Case of the Commonwealth vs. Lee and Burwell Reynolds." Lee Reynolds and Burwell Reynolds were two African American teenagers who were convicted of the murder of Aaron Shelton, who was white, in Patrick County, Virginia. During their appeal, the case was moved to to federal court by Judge Alexander Rives of the Federal District of Western Virginia. This pamphlet was written by A.M. Lybrook, a lawyer for the Reynolds brothers, and is in support...
Dates: circa 1880

Holmes Family photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00997
Scope and Contents

Photograph album, circa 1930s, of the Rufae Holmes and Samuel B. Holmes families of Richmond, Virginia. Includes photographs of family members, including A.B. Holmes; schools, including Douglas High School in Baltimore; students; and activities including football and a road trip taken on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  In 2014, family descendant Carole Osmet added six additional photos of the family.

Dates: circa 1930-1939

Helen M. Hoskins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2013.226
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, receipts, poems, and other material concerning Helen M. Hoskins and her family of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Most of the correspondence is between Helen and her mother, Sabra Hoskins, but also includes letters written by Helen's husband, H.T. Wheeler, her son, Horace Wheeler, siblings, numerous cousins, and friends. Included in the collection are poems, compositions, and other ephemera related to Helen's time as a teacher at female academies in...
Dates: 1839-1868; Majority of material found in 1845-1860

John Hulit and Charles correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01819
Content Description

Content warning: The John Hulit and Charles correspondence contains racist language. The materials have been processed for fair use and research purposes.

A letter sent to John Hulit of James City County, Virginia from Charles, last name unknown, dated December 7, 1851. The letter provides a general description of Williamsburg, Virginia in regards to hunting. Derogative terminology used to describe Black people is contained in this letter.

Dates: 1851 December 7

Ives Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.091
Scope and Contents

Ledgers, letters, receipts, and other material, circa 1850s to 1910, related to the Ives family of Falls Church, Virginia. Includes ledgers of S.S. Ives' business in Falls Church where he made and repaired items for wagons and carts. His customers included African-Americans. Also includes correspondence between members of the Ives family. There are also political materials, receipts, account books, and other materials.

Dates: circa 1850-1910

James City County and City of Williamsburg Personal Property Tax Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 68 J23
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 69 Property Tax Books and 3 Land Tax Books for James City County, Virginia, 1866-1948, and 42 Property Tax Books and 2 Land Tax Books for Williamsburg, Virginia, 1865-1927. Most years contain two sections within one book:  one section for "White" property owners and one section for "Colored" property owners.  Many of the James City County records have separate books or are divided into Powhatan, Jamestown and Stone House districts.  For the years...
Dates: 1865-1949

James City County (Va.) Cemetery Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00002
Overview

Supporting documentation for the book, James City County, Virginia Cemeteries.

Dates: 1994-2001; Majority of material found in 1994-2001

James Keen Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01458
Scope and Contents Medical ledger of James Keen, a physician in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Notes about visits to patients which include treatments, medicines dispensed, prescriptions, notes, calculations, and payment records. There are over 60 entries for the treatment of enslaved individuals and several are named. One entry notes the removal of a tumor from a "Negro Woman." The last page of the ledger lists births of foals and their lineage.A handwritten note is on page two, “James...
Dates: 1825-1836

Jerusalem Baptist Church Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01223
Scope and Contents

Copies of death records from the Jerusalem Baptist Church, an African American church near Five Forks in James City County, Virginia. One folder of records dates from 1908-1940s. Original in the hands of the three remaining members of the Church including Mary Howard as of 1986.

Dates: 1908-1949

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Carter, Miriam Theresa 1
Caywood, James W., 1923-1995 1
Chambers, Jerry 1
Chapman, Meta J. 1
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Company 1364 (Petersburg, Va.) 1
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