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William Collins Letter to Charles Collins

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00235
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Collins, Warren [Rhode Island] to Charles Collins, Newport, Rhode Island, requesting information about a chain for sale, noting he needs "one of 1 inch and about 50 fathoms" and an anchor "suitable for a chain of about 800 pounds."  March 23, 1831.

Dates: 1831 March 23

Christopher Columbus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00236
Scope and Contents A handmade and handwritten booklet by Giovanni de Simoni, dated October 14, 1849, entitled “Transcript of three Autograph Letters of Christopher Columbus and of one Letter to Him from Old Bank of Saint George in Genoa:  Dated in the years 1502 and 1503. Copied from the Originals in the Doge’s Or Ducal Palace at Genoa."  Includes an October 14, 1849 from Giovanni Desimoni, Genova, to "Signore" about the transcript.  Written in Italian. Letter from F. Rogue Cocchia, Archbishop of...
Dates: 1849,1880

John R. Cooke Letter to Flora Stuart

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Identifier: SC 00238
Scope and Contents

Letter from John R. Cooke, Richmond, Virginia, to Flora Stuart of Saltville, Virginia announcing the birth of a child and giving family news. July 4, 1869.

Dates: 1869 July 4

John H. A. Cooper Store Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.12
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1906-1927, kept at Star Tannery, Va. (Frederick County, Va.) by John H. A. Cooper. The ledger is #3. The store sold Pratts Stock and Poultry Feed. Included with the ledger are some loose letters, and advertisements.

Dates: 1906-1927

Cortland Way Starr letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01859
Content Description Collection contains correspondence and a single photograph of Courtland Way Starr. Correspondence contains accounts from soldier Courtland Way Starr to mother in Long Island N.Y. Corrrespondence includes accounts from Harrisburg PA on June 26, 1863, recounting his experiences in the army and with the 23rd Regiment of Brooklyn. Letter to mother on July 5, 1863, from Laurel Ford in Pennsylvania describes the exhaustive, cold conditions and the harsh realities of army life. Letter to Mother...
Dates: 1863

Alexander Craig Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00241
Scope and Contents

Letter from Clayton & (Ervin?), Napoleon, Arkansas to Alexander Craig, Richmond, Virginia stating they obtained a favorable judgment in the case against Solon B. Jones.  June 11, 1860.  James P. Clayton was a local attorney.

Dates: 1860 June 11

Craig Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00292
Scope and Contents Collection consists mostly of letters from Albert Clifton Craig to his parents, Robert and Sarah Craig in Canton, Illinois, while a private in the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery during the Civil War. The company is composed of men from the area of Canton and Peoria, Illinois, including Albert’s uncle, William J. Gardner. Albert is a postilion and takes care of the horses. The company travels from Peoria, Illinois through Missouri to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, where Albert is injured in battle....
Dates: 1860-1906; Majority of material found in 1860-1880

Daisy Crisler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00931
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written to and received by Daisy Crisler of Canton, Georgia for the years 1904 and 1914. The letters were written for the most part during ship voyages to Europe. Letters addressed to Daisy Crisler in 1904 were sent by her friend 'Fannie.' Daisy's letters from 1914 describe her own travel experience in great detail. One of the letters is written in a different handwriting and mailed from Georgia. Most letters are written on letterhead of ships...
Dates: 1904-1914

George A. Cunningham Papers

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Identifier: SC 00245
Scope and Contents Marriage announcement between George A. Cunningham of Alabama and Emma Branch of Virginia at the Washington St. M.E. Church in [Petersburg, Virginia].  Undated.  Membership certificate for George A. Cunningham in the Virginia State Agricultural Society.  October 22, 1875. Two incomplete notary drafts for George A. Cunningham and Emily Cunningham concerning a corporation in Georgia and Virginia, dated 1889. Letter to Emma Cunningham in Richmond, Virginia from her husband, George A....
Dates: 1875-1890

Harold R. Cunningham Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.408
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1943-1946, of Harold R. Cunningham, a Navy chaplain from California.  Includes letters written while at the Chaplain's School at the College of William & Mary and while on subsequent duty assignments in Wales, at the Sampson Naval Training Center in New York and aboard the USS Arkansas.  Most of the letters are addressed to his mother in California.  All others are addressed to  his wife.

Dates: 1943-1946

Robert L. Curtin Scrapbook, 1941-1949

 Collection — Box: 1, Bound Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.023
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of Robert L. Curtin, covering the years 1941-1949, including his years served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945. Included are letters of both private and military nature, photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, wedding announcements, telegrams, invitations, and currency. Places mentioned in the scrapbook are Connecticut; Massachusetts; Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia; California; and the Philippines.

Dates: 1941-1949

Daingerfield Family Papers

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Identifier: SC 00246
Scope and Contents Transcript of an obituary written for Allen Daingerfield by Washington Parke Custis, published in the Alexandria Gazette in 1821.  Allen Daingerfield was born in 1770 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died 1821 in Prince George County, Maryland. Letters from Leroy Parker Daingerfield and William Parker Daingerfield to their parents, brother Richard and sisters, Juliet and Sarah, in Bath County, Virginia.  An 1850 letter was written in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia about visiting...
Dates: 1850-1852

Dale Family Papers

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Identifier: SC 01137
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, 1915-1916, primarily from Carson Dale to his sister, Carrie Dale, detailing his time serving in the English Army during World War I. Additional letters were sent to Carrie  from Britsh soldiers who served with Carson detailing his well-being and his death. Other materials include military records and published sources relating to the service of both Carson J. Dale and his brother Jarvis Dale (1888-1952), who served with the 1st Mississippi Infantry.  Among...
Dates: 1915-1917

Agnes Dawson Papers

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Identifier: SC 00795
Scope and Contents Letters written by Agnes Balloch Dawson from the American Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay to her father and 'Omie' (mother?) from 1941-1946.  Agnes Balloch talks in detail about her and her husband William Dawson Jr.'s (1885-1972) life in Uruguay, describing their social and professional interactions, and commenting on politics and events. Some of the people she met and mentions in her letters are Walt Disney, Aaron Copland and Orson Wells. For a more detailed...
Dates: 1941-1946

Henry Alexander Scammel Dearborn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00978
Scope and Contents

March 23, 1822 letter from J.B. Davis of Boston to H.A. S. Dearborn, October 10, 1850 letter from H.A.S. Dearborn to Hon. David A. Linman of Massachusetts, undated letter from John L. Kerr to General Dearborn and an undated invitation written by someone else from General [Richard] Mason to General Dearborn.

Topics are legal matters and personal matters.

Dates: 1822, 1850, undated

Yvonne E. DeJean Letters

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Identifier: SC 01185
Scope and Contents

Letters including V-mail, 1943-1946, written to Yvonne E. DeJean of Opelousa, Louisiana from Joseph D. Prince (boyfriend) and other soldiers. Other writers are Joseph Minix, Sgt. B.J. Lewis, Pfc. Frank Brown, Raymond Stout, Harry Tyler, Killroy Car and Eddis Tyler. Most letters are personal with some mention of the war, their surroundings, and training/duties.

Dates: 1943-1946

James DeLancey Letter to William Kempe

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Identifier: SC 00637
Scope and Contents Letter from James DeLancey, acting Governor Of New York, to William Kempe, the royally commissioned provincial Attorney General of New York, concerning a potential mutiny by sailors on the Hudson River. The following is a transcript of the letter provided by the seller:New York 27th March 1759SirI was yesterday at the Generals shown a letter from you to Captain Pettigrew threatning to sue him in behalf of some of his sailors, the General [Amherst?] has...
Dates: 1759 March 27

Dixie Hound Kennels Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00718
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1926, written to the Dixie Hound Kennels of Herrick, Illinois. Both letters are inquiries about purchasing coondogs from the Dixie Hound Kennels, one sent from Pennsylvania and the other sent from Arkansas. Dixie Hound Kennels sent at least one dog out on a 10 day trial.

Dates: 1926

Martin L. Duda Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00035
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written by Sgt. Martin L. Duda to his wife, Phyllis Lucille Duda, while serving in the Korean War. Some of the topics discussed in the letters include Duda's reluctance to serve in the war, the dangers of modern warfare, daily military life, the psychological toll of warfare, and the social life of service men.

Dates: 1950-1951

Pierre Etienne Duponceau papers

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts Group 2 Box 10, Folder: 1
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 D94
Scope and Contents Letter, 1781 August 29, from Baron von Steuben, Charlottesville, Virginia, to Pierre Etienne [Peter Stephen] Duponceau, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Duponceau's Carte de Visite. The letter is written in French and von Steuben states he has had no reply to letters sent to Pres. Washington and to the Secretary of the Congress; von Steuben plans to leave for Carolina to join Gen. Greene. In French. ALS. Four newspaper clippings concerning Duponceau. 1844-1845.Carte de...
Dates: 1781, 1844-1845

Edward C. Dyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2014.024
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and financial documents related to Edward C. Dyer's business as an auctioneer and importer of cigars (segars) from Havana, Cuba. The majority of the documents are dated between 1853-1865 with the full scope of the collection ranging from 1808-1897. The bulk of the letters were written by John Benjamin Belt, a cigar exporter in Havana, detailing the Cuban import-export cigar trade including suppliers, brands, quality of various tobacco...
Dates: 1808-1897 and undated; Majority of material found in 1853-1865

Henry E. Edmunds Letter to Claiborne G. Barksdale

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00619
Scope and Contents

Letter written by Henry E. Edmunds to Claiborne G. Barksdale, a member of the 14th Virginia Regiment, about the patriotic fervor of the early days of the American Civil War, shortly after Virginia ceded from the Union the month before. In the letter, Edmunds wrote of Barksdale joining the Virginia troops, how Edmunds would make a great soldier if he was younger, a local man named Townes gathering up troops to join the fight, and the great condition of the wheat crop.

Dates: 1861 May 22

Heinz and Gertrud Siegel Elber papers

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Identifier: MS 00391
Content Description

The Heinz and Gertrud Siegel Elber papers consist of a scrapbook and a guestbook documenting their social life and Heinz Elber's professional career as a kapellmeister (bandmaster) in Dresden, Germany. Heinz Elber (30 April 1882-5 December 1969) and Gertrude Siegel in 1951.

Also included is biographical background information provided by relatives in form of diary excerpts, correspondence and a newsletters article about Heinz Elber's life and violins.

Dates: 1918-2012

Emma Speed Sampson letter

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Identifier: SC 01840
Content Description

One letter and one envelope from Emma Speed Sampson to the recipient Mr. Berkley. The letter describes Sampson's flattery over Berkley's interest in her writing. Typewriting on paper.

Dates: 1923 October 12

Mary Thedieck Ewald Papers, circa 1934-1990

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2015.145
Scope and Contents

Contains notebooks, sheet music, correspondence, manuscripts and other material pertaining to Mary Thedieck Ewald, class of 1942 at the College of William and Mary. The bulk of the papers relates to Ewald's writing career, mainly poetry. The collection also contains notebooks from her undergraduate days at William & Mary as well as graduate notebooks from Harvard University.

Dates: circa 1934-1990

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 4
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Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 3
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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 2
College of William and Mary 2
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 2
Darling, Flora Adams, 1840-1910 2
Hickman family 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 2
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794 2
Whig Party (U.S.) 2
Woman's National Christian Temperance Union 2
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 1
Adams, Laura 1
Archer family 1
Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 (Fargo, N.D.) 1
Baldwin, Frank Dwight, 1842-1923 1
Barksdale, Claiborne G 1
Barnes, C.M. 1
Battaile family 1
Belt, John Benjamin 1
Blain, Mary Randolph, 1840-1939 1
Bond, Herbert George, 1846-1928 1
Booton, Lucy Mary Modesitt 1
Boswell, John E. (1947-1994) 1
Bosworth, John Woodbridge 1
Bouton, George 1
Bramlett, B. R. 1
Bramlett, Kay 1
Branch, Emma R. 1
Bray, Benjamin F., b. circa 1926 and d. 2002 1
Bristow, Elizabeth Jean Acker 1
Bristow, Joseph Christian, Jr., 1945-2005 1
Brown, John, 1757-1837 1
Browne, Dabney 1
Bunker, Carl M. 1
Burger, Warren Earl, 1907-1995 1
Burnham, James C. 1
Buxton, Maud Miller, 1881-1985 1
Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
Cabaniss, John C., 1805-1858 1
Cairns, N. 1
Caley family 1
Camp Peary (Va.) 1
Carrington family 1
Carter, Charles (of Ludlow), 1733-1796 1
Carter, Lloyd 1
Carter, Robert, 1663-1732. 1
Catlett family 1
Champion, Jean 1
Chaney, E.B. 1
Chaney, John C. 1
Chapman, Thomas Putnam, Jr. 1
Cheesebrew, Fern 1
Christopher Wren Singers 1
Clark, Barbara 1
Clark, Jefferson H., b. 1890 1
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Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 1
Close, Glenn, 1947- 1
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Cole, Stanley 1
College of William and Mary Endowment Association 1
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Collins, Gertha Sykes 1
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Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Volunteer Regiment, 32nd 1
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Craig, Albert Clifton, 1842-1862 1
Cunningham, George A., 1835-1904 1
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Curtin, Robert L. 1
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Dawson, Agnes Balloch Bready 1
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