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Baron de Watergeul Boom Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00666
Scope and Contents

Letter written on December 4, 1781 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Baron de Watergeul Boom to "Mon Cher Ami" concerning celebration on board French ship after Yorktown Campaign. He writes poetry about the party, particularly talking of bachelorhood. Baron de Watergeul Boom may be a pseudonym. Includes poem with classical allusion which is annotated. Original letter is written in French, but English transcription is included.

Barraud Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B26
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers, mostly 1810-1860, of the Barraud family of Norfolk, Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Philip Barraud (1758-1830), his wife, Ann Blaws (Hansford) Barraud (1760-1836), and their children, included Daniel Cary Barraud (1790-1867), Otway Byrd Barraud (b. 1801), and Leliana (Barraud) Baker (b. 1805). A number of the letters, as well as some poems, are from St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a close friend of Barraud's when he lived in Williamsburg,...

Jonathan Boucher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 93 B66
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Jonathan Boucher, Anglican clergyman of Virginia, Maryland, and England. He was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution and later a prominent figure among conservatives in the Anglican church in England. His principle correspondents in this collection include John James, James Maury, Charles Daubeny, Sir Frederick Morton Eden, William Knox, and William Stevens. The principle subjects covered by this collection include Virginia social customs and...

Charles Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C17
Scope and Contents The Charles Campbell papers consist of papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876), Virginia historian. The papers fall into four general headings: historical papers collected by Charles Campbell, correspondence, manuscript volumes, and miscellaneous. These include personal and professional correspondence as well as eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks, covering then period 1743-1896. The papers...

College Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 14
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of material formats and subjects from throughout the College's history.

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...

Francois Anselme de Saint-Victor Letter to Mr. d'Eyroux Pontevez a St. Maisme

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Identifier: SC 00569
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1781 December 11, Francois Anselme de Saint-Victor, York in Va. to [?] d'Eyroux [d'Eiroux] Pontevez [Ponteves], Simiane, France. 1 p. ; 7 1/2 cm. Regrets the death of the recipient's son, [Marie Jean Balthazar d'Eiroux Ponteves] in an accident and commenting that he was mourned by the entire regiment which had fought earlier in the Battle of Yorktown. Also mentions a debt of the son.

John Gilchrist Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01085
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1778-1781, of John Gilchrist to 'Peggy' while on board the Galatea and the Loyalist while serving in the Royal Navy. Letters discuss sailing conditions, meeting a French Squadron near Rhode Island, being escorted by the Charon into the Chesapeake Bay, impressions of his ship captains, and other.

Peter Goelet Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 92 G55
Scope and Contents Papers of the Goelet family of Amsterdam and New York, N. Y. Includes invoice, 1762, of Jacob Goelet at Amsterdam; and letters, 1763-1779, to Peter Goelet from merchants in Bristol and London, England (including Quakers), concerning goods, finances, and the American Revolution. Also includes receipt, 1879, signed by John Adams Dix; letter, 1882, from Henry V. Poor concerning routes of travel from Terre Haute [Ind.] to New York City; copy of letter of G. F. R. Henderson concerning Richard S....

Samuel Henley Papers

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Identifier: UA 6.023
Scope and Contents Collection includes the Henley-Horrocks Inventory of books received by the College December 8, 1772, a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Henley (June 9, 1778) concerning Henley's books left in storage at the College of William and Mary (also includes notes by James Madison), a letter dated December 14, 1774 from Henley to the Reverend Dr. Percy, Northumberland House, London, in which Henley laments the actions of the patriots, and a letter dated October 1804 Henley to T.J. Mathias, Esq. of...

Thomas Jefferson Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 J35
Scope and Contents Letters, 1785-1826, written by Thomas Jefferson while serving as a diplomat to France, Secretary of State, Vice-President and President of the United States to William Short. The letters are written from France (Paris, Lyons, Aix en Provence, Nice, Marseilles, Toulouse and Nantes), Amsterdam, Germany (Frankfort on the Main), New York City, Philadelpia, Washington and "Monticello," Albemarle County, Va. One of the subjects covered by the letters is the University of Virginia. Among...

John Randolph The Tory Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2008.172
Scope and Contents Coat of Arms bookplate of John Randolph of Middle Temple London. Letter of John Randolph the Tory, from London, addressed to his Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Governor of Virginia, dated Oct 25,1779.  Friendship and difference of opinion, war news in Great Britain, danger of America using Spanish and French help in war, English Government, newspaper and libel and need to rethink war and all will be forgiven by Great Britain.  (Note:  letter probably never sent)....

Francis Scott Key Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 K52
Scope and Contents

Accounts and a signed check, 1832-1842, of Francis Scott Key. Papers also include a letter, 22 August 1779, from Levin Handy, Paramus, N. J. to George Handy, Snow Hill, Md. describing the battle of Paulus Hook, N.J.; and notes, n.d., concerning the Revolutionary War claim of [?] Cazeau.

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to Lewis Morris

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Identifier: SC 01343
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1781 April 4, to Lewis Morris. 2 p. ; 21 cm. Concerns military operations in Virginia, a delayed meeting in Williamsburg, and mentions Benedict Arnold, Nathanael Greene, and Henry Lee. Typescript also available.

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene

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Identifier: SC 01342
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Marquis de la Lafayette, at camp near Pamunkey, Virginia to General Nathanael Greene. Lafayette writes about the defense of Richmond with 900 men against the British with superior numbers of 2,300 men; at Richmond was General Nelson with a corps of militia and General Steuben and Muhlenberg; enemy moved to Manchester burning warehouses; enemy retreated from Richmond to Osburns; since the enemy landed at City Point, no public property has been destroyed.

Philip Lightfoot Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 L62
Scope and Contents Note to researchers: Due to the fragile condition of the originals, this collection has to be used in microfilm format;[ CS71 .l718, available in the open stacks and by ILL]. Papers of Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia including his commissions as lieutenant in the Second Battalion, 5th Regiment, Virginia militia and as captain in the 8th U. S. Infantry Regiment and papers relating to his service in the U. S. Army including records of a recruiting party, enlistment pledges,...

Linda Carol Friend Adams Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.197
Scope and Contents The collection includes the genealogical research of Linda Carol Friend Adams.  It contains a number of state and county records, family documents, biographical information, emails, message board posts, research notes, and photographs that concern Adams' family history. The majority of Adams' ancestors were located in Virginia and West Virginia.  The information included here pertains to the following families (not a complete list): Adams, Allen, Barnett, Blake, Brasfield, Brock,...

Bishop James Madison Papers, Photostats

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Pst
Scope and Contents Photostats of correspondence, 1777-1812, of Bishop James Madison, President of College of William & Mary, with Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Joseph C. Cabell, St. George Tucker, and others.  These copies are from originals housed in various libraries:  Harvard College Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, University of the South, Church Historical Society in Austin, Texas, Maryland Historical Society, Chicago Historical Society, Yale University and the Free Library of Philadelphia. ...

James Madison, Sr. Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M26
Scope and Contents Dates; 1792-1831, 1931; document and correspondence (some are copies). Includes letters between James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) and his son President James Madison, Jr., his brother Bishop James Madison, Josiah Quincy, Robert Walsh, and others. Also includes engravings and prints of Madison and a "Report of the Overseers of Harvard University" commenting of the new constitution recently submitted to the people of Virginia. Letters discuss politics, family life in Virginia, religion, and other...

John Marshall Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 M34
Scope and Contents Original letters and copies of letters from other repositories, chiefly 1788-1835, of John Marshall's correspondence with his wife, Mary Willis (Ambler) Marshall, other family members, James Monroe, Joseph Story, Bushrod Washington, and others. The correspondence reflects Marshall's wide range in interests including law, Virginia and U. S. politics, international affairs, agriculture and social events. Also included are letters by family members and descendants; a charcoal sketch and copies...

McGavock Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 M17
Scope and Contents Papers (including correspondence, legal documents, and accounts) of James McGavock (1728-1812), his son James McGavock (1764-1838) and his grandsons James McGavock (1804-1839) and Stephen McGavock (1807-1880). Many of the papers concern lead mines at Fort Chiswell, Va, slavery, agriculture, aspects of the Revolutionary War, and other.  Included are a list of parish levies before 1776; receipts for supplies issued at Fort Chiswell, Wythe County, Va. and at Fort Patrick Henry, Tenn. for an...

J. Michel to M. de Mesandre Letter

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Identifier: SC 01253
Scope and Contents Letter written in French from Williamsburg, Virginia, by J. Michel, Captain of the French vessel, Le Lion, which was loading tobacco in the James River to transport to Europe, dated June 26, 1778.  Michel returned from a voyage from L'Orient in the company of Le Vicomte de Vaux commanded by Pierre Donat. Le Lion was threatened by English vessels in the Chesapeake Bay, including the St. Alban and the Solbay. Michel had sailed to New London, Connecticut and back to Williamsburg where he stayed...

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore Papers

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Identifier: SC 01295
Scope and Contents Papers concerning John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, and last royal governor of Virginia. There are three Virginia-related items: a land grant, 1773; account, 1774-1776, of Lord Dunmore concerning one of his plantations; and letter, 1775, written by Lord Dunmore while on board the Royal William. Papers also include a letter, 1768, concerning Lord Dunmore's desire to be elected one of the Scottish peers of Parliament and a letter, 1770, concerning his brother-in-law. The majority of the items...

Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 98 M99 Group A
Scope and Contents

Group A;  Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.

Powell Family Papers, Hepburn Addition

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2007.110
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of Leven Powell, James Madison, Charles Leven Powell, Charles Leven Powell, Jr., Selina Powell Hepburn, and others. Recipients include Burr Powell, Cuthbert Powell, Sewell Stavely Hepbron [Hepburn] and others. First 30 years of correspondence is mainly written by or addressed to Leven Powell, detailing his involvement in the Revolutionary War, the Virginia House of Delegates, and the United State Congress, including letters about the Election of...

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United States--Religious History--Christianity 2
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Williamsburg (Va.)--History 2
XYZ Affair, 1797-1798. 2
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Broadsides 1
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Charter Day 1
Cherokee Indians 1
Church and state--Great Britain 1
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College of William and Mary--History 1
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Episcopal Church--Virginia--Clergy--19th century 1
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Episcopal Church--Virginia--History--19th century 1
Fauquier County (Va.)--History 1
Florida--History--19th century 1
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Names
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 9
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 3
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 3
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 2
Madison, James, 1749-1812 2
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Madison, James, Jr., 1751-1836 2
Powell, Leven, 1737-1810 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Short, William (1759-1849) 2
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794 2
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 2
University of Virginia 2
Virginia House of Delegates 2
Adams family 1
Adams, John, 1735-1826 1
Adams, Linda Friend, 1943-2008 1
Anderson Seminary 1
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 1
Barraud Family 1
Barraud family 1
Barraud, Ann Blaws Hansford, 1760-1836 1
Barraud, Ann Blaws, 1760-1836 1
Barraud, Daniel Cary, 1790-1867 1
Barraud, John Taylor, 1826-1860 1
Barraud, Otway Byrd, b. 1801 1
Barraud, Philip, 1758-1830 1
Billups, Richard 1
Boucher, Jonathan, 1738-1804 1
Boyd family 1
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 1
Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856 1
Campbell family 1
Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876 1
Carter, Mary B. 1
Charon (Ship) 1
Cloyd family 1
Coalter, John, 1769-1838 1
Coleman family 1
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 1
College of William and Mary 1
College of William and Mary. 1
College of William and Mary. Swem Library 1
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1
Connolly, John, 1750?-1813 1
Cryer, William 1
Custis family 1
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857 1
Darling, James S. 1
Daubeny, Charles, 1745-1827 1
Dunmore, John Murray, 4th Earl of, 1732-1809 1
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 1
Duponceau, Peter Etienne, 1760-1844 1
Eden, Frederick Morton, Sir, 1766-1809 1
Episcopal Church 1
Farmer's Register 1
Fields, Joseph E. (Dr.) 1
Frith, Mimika Farish 1
Glassell, Andrew 1
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786 1
Handy, Levin, 1754-1799 1
Hepburn family 1
Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), b. 1855 1
Infant Sanitarium (Virginia Beach, Virginia) 1
James, John, 1729-1785 1
Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843 1
Kings Arms Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Knox, William, 1732-1810 1
Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 1
Loyalist (Ship) 1
Madison, James, 1751-1836 1
Madison, James, Sr., 1723-1801 1
Marshall, John, 1755-1835 1
Marshall-Wythe School of Law 1
Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1760-1803 1
Maury, James, Sr., 1718-1769 1
Maxwell, William, 1784-1857 1
McGavock family 1
McGavock, James, 1728-1812 1
McGavock, James, 1764-1838 1
McGavock, James, 1804-1839 1
McGavock, John Williamson, b. 1843 1
McGavock, Stephen, 1807-1880 1
McGuffin, Stephen 1
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817 1
Moore family 1
Myers family 1
Myers, Barton, 1853-1927 1
Myers, Kate Baldwin 1
Myers, Moses, 1752-1835 1
Myers, R. Baldwin, 1883- 1
Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789 1
New York Weekly Journal of Commerce 1
Page, Powhatan R., d. 1863 1
Petersburg Index (Va.) 1
Ponteves, Marie Jean Balthazar, d'Eiroux, d. 1781 1
Powell, Charles Leven (1804-1896) 1
Quincy, Josiah 1
Randolph, John (ca. 1727 - 1784) 1
Richmond Enquirer 1
Richmond Whig (Va.) 1
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