Contains three Commissions of the Peace of Sussex County, Virginia signed by Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and William Nelson, Governor of Virginia. The documents were signed under the reign of King George II and King George III of England and contain the names of several men selected to be Justices of the Peace. Two of the documents contains the original seal.
The collection contains letters, receipts, invoices, and account books of Thomas Croxton concerning his law practice at Tappahannock, Va. Includes accounts with J.M. Parr & Son, commission merchants of Baltimore, Md. who received grain from Croxton by ship and sold it on consignment.
February 18, 1848 bond between L.C. Crump, Robert Anderson and John H. Earnest, executors of Miller Brown's estate to the heirs of Miller Brown for the hire of Man Henry. United States Internal Revenue receipt for S.C. Crump in 3 district, Div. No. 1, for 1 gold watch. May 14, 1870. Town and state not noted.
Papers, chiefly 1801-1868, of the Darby, Parramore and Higgins families of Accomack and Northampton counties, Va. Includes wills, epitaphs, letters, a list, n.d., of slaves, a certificate of dismissal, 1834, from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and genealogical notes on the families.
Originals and copies of papers, 1804-1928, of the Davidson family of Frederick County, Va. Includes correspondence from Samuel Davidson in Sacramento, California to his father, William Davidson and brother David Davidson describing California in the Gold Rush era. The papers also include a deed, 5 April 1773, signed by Thomas Lord Fairfax to Thomas Talbot for land in Frederick County, Va. and genealogical material concerning the Davidson family.
Correspondence and accounts of Alexander Mathews Davis, lawyer of Grayson County, Va. Includes several Civil War letters.
Promissory note from Chauncy A. Davis to pay Nathaniel Pease & Co. "eighty four cents" on demand. 1819 February 9.
3 Bill of Exchange and promissory note documents from M.L. Day, maker, to W.B. Brooke, acceptor, notarized with embossed seal in Baltimore, Maryland on January 16, 1837. M.L. Day is from Richmond, Virginia and wrote attached promissory notes on October 15, 1836.
Fragment of a deed from John Catlett of Manassas Gap and Rachel his wife to John Catlett of North River for estate of inheritance, Court of Frederick County, Virginia. November 30, 1812.
Document, 31 January 1851, signed by Millard Fillmore to authorize the Secretary of State (Daniel Webster) to affix the seal of the United States to a pardon granted to Isaac Perine; and letter, 13 November 1852, written by Millard Fillmore to Daniel Phillips expressing Fillmore's regret at being unable to attend the funeral of Daniel Webster "his decease has left a void in the political and social circle that will not soon be filled."
Office files, beginning in 1928, but mostly 1980’s; auxiliary enterprises files; inventory of real property held by the College, the Endowment Association and Board of Visitors; 1987 Master Plan material; correspondence with state agencies; financial reports for William & Mary, VIMS, and the Men’s Athletic Association; and Audit Reports.
Papers and letters of Samuel Bassett French, a judge who lived in Manchester, Virginia during the mid to late 1800's.
Papers, 1872-1893, of S. Bassett French. Includes mostly letters to French from Virginians contributing biographical sketches for a proposed book, The Annals of Prominent Virginians of XIXth century. Also includes speeches, legal documents, and letters recommending French for various positions.
Letters and accounts of James Galt of Columbia, Virginia (Fluvanna County). Many letters and accounts concern his guardianship of his nieces and nephews. Legal documents concern William Galt's estate (1851-1854), deed as executor for John Allen's estate (1839) and an opinion of Hawkins vs. Miles (1819).