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Child's Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co9
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Commonplace book, 1802, of an unidentified child.

Dates: 1802

Commonplace Book

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.

Dates: 1718

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

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 Parkes Slater and family.Series One consists of the oldest item in this collection, a ledger or commonplace book...
Dates: 1805 - 1886

Thomas Kelso Davis Papers

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...
Dates: 1855-1888

Gustavus Depp Papers

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...
Dates: 1818-1848

A. E. C. Hughes Diary

Identifier: Mss. MsV D31
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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.

Dates: 1866

Isabella Stuart Waller Memorandum Book

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.

Dates: 1850-1863

John C. Mercer Commonplace Book

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.

Dates: 1833-1842

Mary Lou Blair Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co1
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1856-1858

Olive Nelson Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co4
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Commonplace book, ca. 1901, of Olive Nelson (Mrs. James Poyntz Nelson), probably kept in Virginia.

Dates: 1901

Potomac Company Time Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ac27
Scope and Contents

Lists hours worked for men engaged in construction of locks at Little Falls on the Potomac River [later incorporated into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.] Also used as a commonplace book by [Sarah Emily Plummer ?].

Dates: 1821

S. H. Coffman & Co. Ledger and Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame15
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1838-1840, of S. H. Coffman & Co., Rifesville, Rockingham County, Va., which includes a journal, 1842; invoice, 1844; and recipes for dyeing wool and cotton. The volume was later used as a commonplace book by Jacob Lineweaver and others and as a child's handwriting copybook.

Dates: 1842-1844

Saunders Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co6
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1869-1872, of [one of the daughters of James E. Saunders of "Rocky Hill," near Courtland, Ala. ?] which includes lists of books read, poetry, and recipes.

Dates: 1869-1872

Ann Sparshall Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co7
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1783-1792, of Ann Sparshall, primarily consisting of poetry, and probably kept in England.

Dates: 1783-1792

Student's Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co10
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book, 1808-1812, of an unidentified student which also includes a diary 20 June-2 July 1809. The volume appears to have been kept in Great Britain.

Dates: 1808-1812

Tucker-Coleman Papers

Identifier: Mss. 40 T79
Scope and Contents Papers, primarily 1770-1907, of the Tucker and Coleman families of Williamsburg, Winchester, Lexington, Staunton and Richmond, including papers of: St. George Tucker (1752-1827), Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851), Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), Ann Frances Bland (Tucker) Coalter (1779-1813), John Coalter (1769-1838), and John Randolph of Roanoke (commonplace book is in box 64B), as well as other family members. Members of the family were involved in law, politics,...
Dates: 1664-1945; Majority of material found in 1770-1907

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