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1st New York Mounted Rifles Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01915
Dates: 1864 December 31

John Quincy Adams Letter to St. George Tucker

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01200
Scope and Contents

John Quincy Adams to St. George Tucker, August 5, 1819, sending him 12 bound volumes of the Fifteeth Congress, First session [4 vols. Extant in Tucker's library].

Dates: 1819 August 5

Laura Adams letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00015
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter written by Laura Adams to her brother Newton Adams, a Christian missionary working within the Zulu Kingdom. Adams discusses problems reported by her brother and regarding missionaries in Africa in general, and updates Newton on the health of their father, along with other local news.

Dates: 1839 April 28

Adele Blow Chatfield-Taylor family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00338
Content Description

Correspondence belonging to Adele Blow Chatfield-Taylor and Wayne Chatfield Taylor; discusses Wayne's role with the American Red Cross in Europe; the couple's courtship, engagement, and marriage; business papers relating to Chicago Investors' Corp stock purchase; and family correspondence throughout most of the twentieth century.

Dates: Circa 1899-1977

William H. Allen Letter to J. Frederick Pierson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01112
Scope and Contents

Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".

Dates: 1861 June 24

Robert Anderson Letter to U.S. Customs

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00979
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. of Robert Anderson, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Collector of U.S. Customs, Savannah, Georgia, concerning the brig "Helen" formerly owned by Alexander Macaulay of Yorktown in 1798. Dated 20 December 1825. 2 pp.

Dates: 1825 December 20

Audrey Brubeck letters

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Identifier: SC 01898
Content Description

Collection contains letters from Audrey Brubeck and her son Mike to Audrey's parents. Addressed to her father Master Sergeant (M/Sgt) B. H. Davidson. In her letters, Audrey Brubeck wrote about her daily life; things such as her husband Bob, her new baby girl, and her issues with her Mother in law.

Dates: 1963 October 4 - 1964 July 22

Autographs of Virginians

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Identifier: Mss. Sm Coll Add.9
Scope and Contents

Autographs of four Virginians in letters:

John Strode Barbour  (1846 letter);

Thomas Henry Bayly (undated);

John Warwick Daniel (1908) and

Charles Triplett O'Ferrall (1897).

Dates: 1846-1908

Barney Baker papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00353
Content Description The Barney Baker collection consists primarily of Barney Baker's correspondence from his military postings to his wife, Blanche Baker, in New York City. There are 222 letters in the collection, 32 sent from Camp Upton, 13 from Fort Niagara, and 177 from Panama, all addressed to his wife Blanche. Baker's letters are primarily concerned with news of his wife and child, their family and friends, and express love and longing. The correspondence also contains information regarding Baker's...
Dates: 1944-1945

Frank D. Baldwin Letter and Biography

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Identifier: SC 00022
Scope and Contents This collections consists of a letter and biography of Colonel Frank D. Baldwin, one of only 19 servicemen to receive the Medal of Honor twice. The letter describes his role in the recent Battle of Bayan, wherein he led American troops against rebellious Moro forces in the Philippines. With the original letter are copies of official cables following the battle, including one from President Theodore Roosevelt. Extensive background material on the battle, biographical information on Baldwin, a...
Dates: 1902, 2011

C.M. Barnes Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00861
Scope and Contents

A collection of eleven letters dating from 1926 to 1928 addressed to Olive Barnes from her mother, C.M. Barnes. One of these includes a letter addressed to C.M. Barnes from Mildred and Verne Barnes. Mother writes from Opportunity and Dishman, to Olive in Kewa, Newport, Pullman, and Washtuca, Washington state.

Letters include discussion of the act of writing letters, local news and acquaintances, listening to the radio, visits, and advice on Olive’s teaching career.

Dates: 1926-1928

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.

Dates: 1781 December 4

Joseph Beale Letter to his Wife

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01173
Scope and Contents

Letter written April 27, 1854 from Joseph Beale, U.S. Germantown, Montevideo, South America, to his wife, in care of Col. Blow, Norfolk, concerning his fondness for his wife and child and his wish to leave the Navy as a doctor and enter into private practice. ALS

Dates: 1854 April 27

Samuel Beale Letter to Nicholas Law

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00715
Scope and Contents

Letter, 6 August 1785, written by Samuel Beale of Williamsburg, Virginia. In the letter, Beale asks Nicholas Low, a merchant from New York City, New York, for assistance in releasing Neil Jameison from military duty.

Dates: 1785 August 6

Henry Ward Beecher Manuscript

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Identifier: SC 01263
Scope and Contents

Manuscript draft, dated October 30, 1864, written by Henry Ward Beecher comparing Abraham Lincoln to Wendell Phillips, being particularly praiseworthy of Phillips. Typescript included.

Dates: 1864 October 30

Malcom W. Bingay letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01815
Content Description

A 24 page letter written by Malcom W. Bingay to Mr. Gipp, managing editor of the Detroit News. The letter is expressing appreciation to Mr. Gipp.

Dates: Circa 1880s

Bishop James Madison Letter to the Speaker of the House of Delegates concerning Eastern State Hospital

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Identifier: SC 00641
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1788 October 31, Bishop James Madison, Williamsburg, to the Speaker of the House of Delegates of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Concerns Bishop Madison request to the General Assembly of Virginia funds to support the Eastern State Hospital for Lunatics. Also included is a lithograph of Bishop James Madison. The letter and lithograph were given by Harry Krauss in honor of professor David L. Holmes.

Dates: 1788 October 31

Mary Randolph Blain Letters

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Identifier: SC 00032
Scope and Contents This collection contains two letters written by Mary Randolph Blain during the Civil War. In the first letter, circa 1862 December, Blain wrote about  Union troops patrolling Williamsburg, the College being set on fire, as well as news about local residents such as Mrs. Tucker, Mary Southall, and Thomas Ambler, rector of Bruton Parish Church. The second letter, dated 1863 March 31, described the fire at the Wren Building, news about family, and Union troops stealing goods from Williamsburg...
Dates: 1862, 1863

Booton-Modesitt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.570
Scope and Contents Papers of the Modesitt-Booton families of Luray, Virginia. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to Lucy Marye of Luray, Virginia who married James Modesitt in 1815. She was widowed in 1827 and remarried James Booton in 1830. Lucy was born to Peter and Eleanor Marye and was sister to William Staige Marye, who is considered one of the founders of Luray, Virginia Also included are letters by John Booton and others relating to slavery and politics, children's copy books,...
Dates: circa 1809-1880; Majority of material found in 1820-1850

John E. Boswell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.151
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence to and from and news clippings about Professor John E. Boswell, College of William and Mary class of 1969, and faculty member at Yale University. Most of the articles and clippings contain reviews of Boswell's scholarship, including his book "Christianity, Social Intolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the 14th Century" published in 1980. The bulk of the correspondence is between Boswell...
Dates: 1980-2009

Bosworth and Fling Family Papers

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Identifier: MS 00034
Scope and Contents Letters, postcards, printed material, photographs, and other related material, circa 1890-1960, of John L. Bosworth, John Woodbridge Bosworth and John (Jack) Bosworth Fling. Includes photographs of the three men, copies of printed works written by John W. Bosworth, and printed material relating to John W. Bosworth's time as a police officer and superintendent of public safety for West Virginia. The family is from Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia.  The letters encompass World War II in...
Dates: circa 1890-1960; Majority of material found in 1935-1957

George Bouton Letter to Mollie Bouton

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Identifier: SC 00617
Scope and Contents

Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

Dates: 1861 July 21

Kenneth Brady Letters

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Identifier: SC 01331
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1951-1953, written by Kenneth Brady to Mary Brady, his mother, during his service in the Korean War. He serves at Ft. Bragg, Camp Drum, Ft. Hood, Ft. Eustis, and finally Sokcho, Gangwon-do Province, South Korea, as part of the Transportation Corps of the 8th Army.

Dates: 1951-1953

Robert R. Bramlett Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.306
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of letters from B.R. Bramlett to his wife and from his wife to B.R Bramlett, written while on active duty with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, 1966-1967. He was stationed originally as Military Police in Phu Bai, Vietnam, then as Brig Warden in Da Nang, and finally as a Senior Instructor for the 3rd Battalion Force Logistics Command.   A majority of his correspondence occured while he was Brig Warden. Topics include everyday concerns for his...
Dates: 1966-1967

Benjamin Bray Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2002.35
Scope and Contents

One box plus oversize diploma of Benjamin Bray, William and Mary class of 1949.  He was a Common Glory actor, poet, playwright, teacher and social worker. Papers consist mostly of his poetical writings plus one play written with his brother James.

Dates: 1950-1999; Majority of material found in 1985-1995

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Tyler, John, 1790-1862 4
United States. Army. 4
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 3
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 3
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
Clayton, James P. 1
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 1
Close, Glenn, 1947- 1
Cocchia, Rocco, 1830-1901 1
Cole, Stanley 1
College of William and Mary Endowment Association 1
College of William and Mary. Campus Police Department 1
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Music 1
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Theatre, Speech, and Dance 1
College of William and Mary. Franklinian Society 1
College of William and Mary. Licivyronean Literary Society 1
College of William and Mary. Office of the President 1
College of William and Mary. William and Mary Theatre 1
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Collins, Gertha Sykes 1
Collins, Grace Shipley 1
Collins, William 1
Columbus, Christopher. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Volunteer Regiment, 32nd 1
Cooke, John R. 1
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Craig Family 1
Craig, Albert Clifton, 1842-1862 1
Cunningham, George A., 1835-1904 1
Cunningham, H.R. 1
Curtin, Robert L. 1
Daingerfield family 1
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 1
Dansby, James 1
Daughters of the American Revolution 1
Davis family 1
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 1
Dawson, Agnes Balloch Bready 1
Dawson, William, Jr., 1885-1972 1
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