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Child's Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Co9
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1802, of an unidentified child.

Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Co8
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book of an unknown person. Contains an index entitled "An Account of all ye Heads or [sitter] in this Commonplace book" with a 1719 date. Vellum cover.  244 pages.

Corie Lynn Dorset Rivers Collection of Ludwell-Lee-Slater Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00298
Scope and Contents 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 Parker Slater and family.Series One consists of the oldest item in this collection, a ledger or commonplace book...

Thomas Kelso Davis Papers

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Identifier: SC 00763
Scope and Contents Collection of papers and a commonplace book belonging to Thomas Kelso Davis who lived in Washington, D.C. prior to and after the Civil War. The papers include: receipts; 1856 note to William Macgill;  July 6, 1857 and June 1858  thoughts on “Boyhood Friendship” and a March 22, 1864, written from Washington, D.C.  A hand copy of a letter to President Grant by Thomas K. Davis where Davis writes that Grant’s response to a letter Davis had sent him was confusing and incomprehensible, possibly...

Gustavus Depp Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.372
Scope and Contents Papers, circa 1810s-1830s, of Gustavus Depp and Elmore Depp of Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties, Virginia. The collection includes two commonplace books and two ledgers.  The commonplace books are both collections of different principles and rules of higher mathematics including geometry, trigonometry, calculating interest, among others.  The commonplace book belonging to Gustavus Depp focuses much more heavily on geometry than the one owned by Elmore Depp.  Both books contain inscriptions...

A. E. C. Hughes Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D31
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1866 January 1-November 30, of [A. E. C. Hughes ?] of Richmond, Virginiaa. which describes visiting, weather, clothing, and a New Years Day Celebration. The volume also includes poetry, and other writings which were copied from other sources.

Isabella Stuart Waller Memorandum Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Co2
Scope and Contents

Memorandum book, ca. 1850-1863, which may have been kept in Virginia by several different individuals including [Isabella Stuart Waller, George Mercer, and Mary Morris ?]. The volume contains some diary pages, resolutions for good housekeeeping, recipes, verse, and household inventories.

John C. Mercer Commonplace Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Co3
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1833-1842, of John C. Mercer, which includes a list of Greek derivatives, French phrases, and essays.

Mary Lou Blair Commonplace Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Co1
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1856-1858, of thoughts and feelings of Mary Lou Blair.

Olive Nelson Commonplace Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Co4
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, ca. 1901, of Olive Nelson (Mrs. James Poyntz Nelson), probably kept in Virginia.

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