Letters and business papers, chiefly 1848-1866, of James E. Cooke of Powhatan, Virginia and the Barker family of Fluvanna County, Virginia. Includes letters relating to the hiring out of slaves, plantation operations and the Civil War. Civil War letters are between John H. Barker and Henry J. Dobbs of the 18th Virginia Regiment of the Confederate army concerning the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas.
Brig. Gen. James A. Walker wrote this farewell address to the 13th Virginia Regiment of Infantry upon taking command of the old "Stonewall Brigade." His letter is written in the back of a notebook containing notes on law taken by an unknown person.