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Abraham Family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01862
Content Description A collection of 27 8x10 silver gelatin prints that includes photographs of Dana Abraham's family. Each photograph is black and white with white borders, and spans from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023. Most of the photographs are of young women and girls of the Abraham family, with some elderly members of the family also included. The photographs are representative of the Abraham family's bond. Statement from creator and donor Dana Abraham: "The bond my family shares is something truly...
Dates: 2022-2023

Black Education in Williamsburg-James City County, 1619-1984

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00395
Scope and Contents

A report sponsored by the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, "Black Education in Williamsburg-James City County, 1619-1984" by Philip D. Morgan, 1985.  1 item.  76 pp.

Dates: compiled in 1985

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

Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Papers

 Collection
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

Herbert and Doris Crump Rainey Papers

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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

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

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

Galt Papers (II)

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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

John Hulit and Charles correspondence

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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

James City County and City of Williamsburg Personal Property Tax Books

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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

John Tuthill Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.03
Scope and Contents Papers of John Wills Tuthill, a United States 20th century diplomat. The collection includes papers from Tuthill's years as a student and professor, his State Department career, his private career with international organizations and his retirement years.  He held many positions within the State Department, mostly in Germany and Europe, with his final posting as Ambassador to Brazil. As a private citizen, he was Director of the Atlantic Institute, President of the Salzburg Seminar, and...
Dates: 1933-1998

Henley Jones Papers

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Identifier: MS 00187
Scope and Contents Contains ledgers, 1857-1901, of Henley T. Jones, Jr., of Williamsburg, Virginia. Henley Jones operated a drug store in Williamsburg, and the ledgers contain the records of his business, including the name of the patron, what the purchased, and the price, from 1873 to 1878. Includes records of Jones' business with Eastern State Hospital, then called Eastern Lunatic Asylum. There is also records of Jones' dealing with African American customers. Also includes the settlement of the estate,...
Dates: 1857-1901

Ketron Family Letter

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Identifier: SC 00393
Content Description Copy of a recollection of life in Williamsburg as an African American from the Ketron family, particularly concerning local draft board practices during the ramp up of involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The letter, directed to the attention of the Lemon Project on the campus of William and Mary, highlights the observations of this family and clear recollections that African American men, especially poorer men, were drafted in this town at a much higher rate than their white...
Dates: 2017 February 17

Josephine Parsons Lee Scrapbook

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Identifier: MS 00026
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one srapbook of newspaper clippings, compiled by Josephine Parsons Lee, concerning African American employees at Colonial Williamsburg from the 1960s to the 1980s . Included in the scrapbook are lists of African American employees, photographs of the various interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg, and social events sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg including team softball.

Dates: circa 1957-1986

Margaret Newbold Thorpe's "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher" and "Life in North Carolina"

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Identifier: SC 01457
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher", an account by a missionary school teacher, Margaret Newbold Thorpe, who taught black students at Fort Magruder and in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1866-1867. Photostatic copy of "Life in North Carolina," September 1869-1870, an account written by Margaret Newbold Thorpe Stokes about Warrenton, North Carolina. The accounts were apparently written in 1881 and 1907.The photostatic copies were likely made in 1951, when gifted...
Dates: 1951

N. F. McNorton Record of Whiskey Dispensed

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Identifier: Mss. MsV M2
Scope and Contents Record ranging in date from 1928-1932, entitled "Physicians Record of Prescriptions" kept by Nelson F. McNorton. The record contains an account of whiskey dispensed for medicinal purposes at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Richmond, and other locations in the Tidewater region of Virginia during Prohibition. Books such as these were supplied by the Treasury Department as part of the National Prohibition Act. Physicians recorded a serial number, date, name and address of patient, the quantity and...
Dates: 1928-1932

New Zion Baptist Church records

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Identifier: MS 00323
Dates: 2014-2019

Joseph Keith Newell Diary

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Identifier: SC 00652
Scope and Contents Diary, 19 March 1862 to 24 August 1862, of Joseph Keith Newell, a captain of the 10th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Diary runs from March to August of 1862, and describes the life of a Union soldier during the Peninsula Campaign. Describes his trip down the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Hampton, Virginia. Also includes a description of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862, as well as his observations of the College of William & Mary. Newell also describes his...
Dates: 1862

Julia W. Oxrieder Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1990.46
Scope and Contents

The personal papers of Julia W. Oxrieder include materials related to Williamsburg, Virginia, documents of interest she collected related to her many interests, and personal material about her life and work in Williamsburg. Many items are copies of biographies, newspaper articles, and ephemera documenting local history including folklore, education, Williamsburg people and organizations, African Americans, and other topics.

Dates: 1877-1998

Samuel Stuart Griffin Letters to James Lewis Corbin Griffin

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Identifier: UA 5.286
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven letters written by William & Mary alumnus, Samuel Stuart Griffin of Williamsburg, to his son, James Lewis Corbin Griffin. In the first letter, dated May 7, 1834, Griffin acknowledges his son's recent change of plans, wherein his son now has a teaching position and is living in a public house. Griffin expresses concern over the kinds of individuals his son is likely to meet at the public house and how they may be negative influences on him....
Dates: 1834-1835, 1857-1860

Virginia Cities Collection

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Identifier: Mss. 39.4 V82ci
Scope and Contents

Artificial collection of papers relating to various cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dates: 1663-1980

Williamsburg. Office of the Registrar Records

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.211
Scope and Contents

3 volumes of the Voter Registrar's office of the City of Williamsburg, Virginia, consisting of a "List of White Voters, 1896, 1904-1946,"  "Colored Registered Voters, 1902, 1904-1946, 1930-1953, 1964," and "White Registered Voters, 1904-1964, 1905-1953."

Dates: 1896-1964

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Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors. 1
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.) 1
Crump family 1
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Eastern Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 1
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Equal Suffrage League of Virginia 1
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 1
First Baptist Church of Williamsburg 1
Galt family 1
Galt, John Minson, 1819-1862 1
Gary, Charles Edward Jr. , 1907-2001 1
Gary, Zelda DeBerry 1
Grace Street Gardens (Richmond, Va.) 1
Griffin, James Lewis Corbin 1
Griffin, Samuel Stuart 1
Harland, Marion, 1830-1922. Alone 1
Harris family 1
Herbert and Doris Crump Rainey 1
Hofheimer family 1
Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World 1
Jean Monnet Foundation 1
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 1
Ketron Family 1
Lee, Josephine Parsons 1
Letters for Peace 1
Markova, Ida 1
Marshall, Marie 1
McNorton, N. F. (Nelson F.) 1
Michaux, Lightfoot Solomon 1
Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979 1
Morton, Richard Lee, 1889-1974 1
Moton, Elizabeth Harris 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
New Zion Baptist Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Oxrieder, Julia W. 1
Peninsula News (Toano, Va.) 1
Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Richmond Theatre (Richmond, Va.) 1
Salzburg Seminar 1
Seminary Hospital (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Taliaferro, Edwin, 1835-1867 1
The Virginia Comedians 1
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute 1
Tuthill, John W., d. 1996 1
United States. Army. Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 25th 1
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands 1
United States. Department of State. 1
Virginia Gazette 1
West End Valet Shop (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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