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George Sykes Letter and Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00005
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an account of the USS Princeton disaster, handwritten by United States Congressman George Sykes and sent as a letter to his sister. The first-hand account describes the lead-up to the disaster, the explosion itself that killed six people, including the Secretary of State, President John Tyler's enslaved servant, and the father of Tyler's fiancée, and the aftermath and funeral.  Also included are Sykes' official invitation to the event that led to the disastor, and...
Dates: 1844 February-March

Robert Barraud Taylor Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00604
Scope and Contents

ALS from Robert Barraud Taylor, to unnamed recipient regarding the case of Godwin vs Baxter involving the theft of a ship Venus and the effect of testimony on a jury. Dated October 5, 1810.

Dates: 1810 October 5

Thomas Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 T21
Scope and Contents

Letters, primarily 1867-1880, written to Thomas Taylor of "Woodlawn," Goochland Co., Va., from his daughter Sarah C. (Taylor) Hatcher and son-in-law David A. Hatcher of Missouri. The letters concern family business and reflect financial difficulties. Includes reports and correspondence, 1877- 1888, of Taylor who served as the clerk of the First School District in Goochland County.

Dates: 1805-1914, undated

Ten Years' War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00698
Scope and Contents

Two manuscripts and an accompanying letter describing an insurrection in Cuba during the Ten Years' War. The manuscripts give an account of how many insurgents were killed or wounded, name the towns that were ccupied by the insurgents, and give the status of supplies and ammunition. The accompanying letter, from James C. Burnham to Lanman & Kemp of New York, describes the status of the sugar trade in Cuba. Transcripts are included.

Dates: 1869 March-May

Henry Goddard Thomas correspondence

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Identifier: SC 01822
Content Description The collection contains letters received by Colonel Henry Goddard Thomas, the commander of the U.S. Colored Infantry during the Civil War. The letters were sent to Thomas from two individuals, German immigrants Lewis C. Henser and Rudolph Tensler (Teusler). In his two letters, Hensler outlined news of funding and his town of residence. In his single letter to Thomas, Tensler spoke mostly of family affairs. The letters contain content pertaining to funding, personal and family life, and news...
Dates: 1869-1876

Joshua Thompson Letter

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Identifier: SC 00016
Scope and Contents

This consists of one letter addressed to Joshua Tompson of Edgefield District, South Carolina, and is signed by his cousin Joe. The letter was written while Joe was aboard a ship called the "Republic" in Charleston, South Carolina. In the letter, he references the high heat in Charleston, and solicits a visit from his cousin. He also makes reference to wanting to discuss the presidential election and comments on the slaves in Charleston.

Dates: 1840 May 30

Samuel K. Thompson Diary

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Identifier: SC 00945
Scope and Contents Diary, 1870, of Samuel K. Thompson, 2nd Lieutenant of the 25th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry, which was one of the all African-American regiments founded in 1866 that are also referred to as "Buffalo Soldiers." Thompson was a white commanding officer of the regiment.The diary starts out in early 1870 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the regiment had its headquarters. Thompson then describes marching to Ft. Davis, Texas. His entries are regular and often detailed and give a good...
Dates: 1870, 1876

T.S. Hodgson Letter to Joseph Hodgson

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Identifier: SC 00616
Scope and Contents

Letter from T.S. Hodgson, a soldier from Company E, 105th Regiment,  Pennsylvania Volunteers,  to his uncle describing the town of Yorktown, Virginia during the Siege of Yorktown in the American Civil War. He described how he just go out of the hospital, firing shots against the rebels at the pickets, General McClellan as the head of the army, and not receiving a package from his uncle.

Dates: 1862 April 14

St. George Tucker Letter to Matthew Carey

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Identifier: SC 00694
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Letter from St George Tucker to Matthew Carey regarding the circulation of a printed letter written to Jedediah Morse "...vindicate the Inhabitants of this city from a most cruel and unprovoked attack...", about Carey's periodical "Guthrie's Grammar" and  publication, "The American Museum." Dated July 31, 1795. The circulated letter to Rev. Jedediah Morse from a "Citizen of Williamsburg" (1795) is also included.

19.5 cm x 22.5 cm

Dates: 1795 July 31, 1795

Tyler Family Papers, Group A - H, Additions

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 T97 Additions
Scope and Contents

Additions to the Tyler Family Papers that are not shelved with Mss. 65 T97 Tyler Family Papers, Groups A-H are included on the pdf inventories.

Please see the record for 65 T97 Tyler Family Papers.

Many of these additions can logically be incorporated into the Groups A-H, and possibly will be in the future.

Dates: 1821-1976

John Tyler Letter to Robert S. Stanard

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Identifier: SC 00667
Scope and Contents

Letter written and signed by John Tyler in Charles City, Va. , September 9, 1819 to Robert S. Stanard in Richmond, Virginia concerning a chancery suit between Knib and Dr. Dixon's Exors which had earlier been handled by John Tyler's Father in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1819 September 9

Paul R. Verkuil Papers

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Identifier: UA 2.25
Scope and Contents

This collection contains awards, diplomas, certificates and other material related to Paul R. Verkuil, who served as President of the College of William & Mary from 1985-1992. Included in the papers are Verkuil's bachelor's degree from William and Mary, a congratulatory letter to Verkuil from Robert F. Kennedy, a photograph of Verkuil with Warren E. Burger, Chancellor of William and Mary, and his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Dates: circa 1961-1992

Virginia Counties Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.4 V82co
Scope and Contents

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

Includes current West Virginia Counties of Berkeley, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Nicholas and Pendleton because the material was generated when these counties were part of Virginia.

Dates: 1600-2000; Majority of material found in 1730-1890

R. Gordon Wasson Letter to Lathrop S. Haskins

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Identifier: SC 01222
Scope and Contents

Letter, 23 June 1958, of R. Gordon Wasson to Lathrop S. Haskins concerning "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations" and a quotation concerning "mushrooms" from John Ford.

Dates: 1958 June 23

Andrew J. Weeks Papers

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Identifier: SC 00239
Scope and Contents 37 letters, mostly during the Civil War era, written by Andrew J. Weeks, of Brooklyn, New York, to his sister, Hannah Weeks of Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a 1st sergeant of Co. D., 10th Regiment of the New York infantry Volunteers. He wrote from Fort Monroe, Virginia, Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Point Lookout, Maryland, Beaufort, North Carolina and Riker's Island, New York. On March 9, 1861, Weeks states the Merrimac has sunk the Cumberland and the Ericcson...
Dates: 1861-1902; Majority of material found in 1862-1866

Timothy E. Wetmore Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.143
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, addresses, compositions, and other material pertaining to Timothy E. Wetmore, a teacher and labor union activist in Wilson, New York. Although the bulk of the material is of a personal nature, there is also material related to the founding of Chapter 67 of the Mechanics' Mutual Protection Association in Wilson, New York, which was founded by Wetmore. Some of the topics discussed in the letters include politics and Henry Clay, local life in and around Wilson,...
Dates: 1840-1850

Craig White Collection

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Identifier: SC 00980
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Collection of letters, October 1968, written to Craig White, a terminally ill patient in the Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts by members of the armed forces mostly serving in Vietnam.  Craig White's story was in the Armed Services paper which let people know that he was saving postcards and letters as a hobby while in the hospital.  Many of the letters describe areas in Vietnam where the soldier was stationed and explain their jobs.

Dates: 1968

Mary Elizabeth McGinnis White Papers

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Identifier: SC 00662
Scope and Contents Papers, 1938-1994, of Mary Elizabeth Maginnes White. Includes Colonial Williamsburg picture ID; bronze medal, 1983 for Summit of Industrialized Nations, 1983 letter thanking her for her efforts in making the Summit successful; photograph, ca 1944, of Mathew Whaley students, photographs, 1994 of 50th reunion of Mathew Whaley students; newspaper clipping, 1994, concerning reunion; invitation and graduation photograph, 1994; program 1994 junior-senior banquet; issue June 5,1944, of the Powder...
Dates: 1938-1994

Lute Wilcox Letter to Norma Lively

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Identifier: SC 00881
Scope and Contents

April 12, 1889 letter from Lute Wilcox, City Editor of "The Daily Optic" in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Norma Lively of Williamsburg, Virginia about an article she submitted.

Dates: 1889 April 12

William and Sally Newsum Papers

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Identifier: MS 00321
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters sent from William Newsum Jr. to his wife Sally, nee Cary, from 1804 through 1806. William Newsum Jr. was a William & Mary alumnus and studied law. They were married on February 1, 1806 and had their first child late 1806 or early 1807. The letters to Sally begin when they are courting and end in December 1806.Included is one letter from William Newsum to an unknown Sir and a letter from William’s mother Mary Bassett Stark Newsum to her...
Dates: 27 May 1804 - 11 December 1806

The William & Mary Foundation records

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Identifier: UA 350
Scope and Contents Endowment Association and Development Office Records which includes correspondence, financial records, committee reports, ledgers, resolutions, working papers, scrapbook, architectural renderings of the Special Collections wing of Swem Library and more.The Endowment Association of the College of William & Mary in Virginia, Incorporated, founded in 1939, changed its name to The College of William & Mary Foundation on July 1, 2006. The Foundation's mission is “to aid,...
Dates: 1970-2018

Williamsburg Arts Council Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1, Bound Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.029
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1967-1974 of the Williamsburg Arts Council, consisting of programs, news clippings, photographs, financial records, fliers and correspondence.

Dates: 1967-1974

Williamsburg, Virginia Letters

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Identifier: SC 00397
Scope and Contents Photocopies of three letters written from Williamsburg, Virginia by W.W. Vest, J.M. Chevers and Unknown. W.W. Vest of Williamsburg, Virginia to John M. Speer (or Speed) of Lynchburg, Virginia about hiring out of negroes and financial matters. 1843. Unknown in Williamsburg, Virginia to Robert Saunders in Fauquier, Virginia about family and a scandal at "The Springs." 1844. J. M. Chevers, a student in Williamsburg, Virginia, to Rev. CW. Thomson in Richmond,...
Dates: 1843-1846

Winfield Scott Letter to W.C. Preston

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Identifier: SC 00004
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1842 November 7, written by General Winfield Scott to W. C. Preston, a politician. In the letter, Scott recounts recommending Preston to the president for a position in Paris, and goes on to discuss the presidential nomination of the Whig party, for which he was a possible candidate. Scott expressed a desire to be nominated only if the Whigs stood a small chance of winning. The letter was written in Washington, D.C.. A transcript of the letter is included with some annotations.

Dates: 1842 November 7

Winfree-McIlwaine Family Papers

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Identifier: MS 00010
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, photographs, and other material related to the Winfree and McIlwaine families of Petersburg, Virginia. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Dr. John Winfree and are handwritten with envelopes. Most of the photographs are tintypes and pertain to the McIlwaine family, including photographs of William Baird McIlwaine, who attended the University of Virginia and became a doctor. Most of the letters have to do with business affairs, predominately of the Winfree family.

Dates: 1875-1968; Majority of material found in 1880-1890

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College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 2
Darling, Flora Adams, 1840-1910 2
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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 2
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794 2
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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 1
Adams, Laura 1
Archer family 1
Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 (Fargo, N.D.) 1
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Belt, John Benjamin 1
Blain, Mary Randolph, 1840-1939 1
Bond, Herbert George, 1846-1928 1
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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
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College of William and Mary Endowment Association 1
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Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Volunteer Regiment, 32nd 1
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