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James Armstrong Letter to John Crowninshield

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00966
Scope and Contents Letter, February 26, 1937, of James Armstrong to John Crowninshield written from Norfolk, Virginia. The letter mentions a ship, Macedonean, and the Navy Yard. It also refers to U.S. President Andrew Jackson's term in office imminent end and that Martin Van Buren enters office under auspicious circumstances.

Barraud Family Papers

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Identifier: 01/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, Va....

Mary Ann Brooks Scrapbook

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc2
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, 1895, of newspaper clippings of Mary Ann Brooks of Philadelphia, Pa. and [Norfolk, Va.] The volume also includes pasted-in circus prints, and report cards, 1896-1898, of Jonathan Brooks while a student in Portsmouth, [Va. public schools.]

Mrs. Wayne Chatfield-Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01284
Scope and Contents Collection of legal papers chiefly of Wythe and Warwick counties, Virginia. Includes papers of George Blow, Jr.; letters, 1842-1853, concerning the legal practice of Peter F. Schlecker; resolutions, 1860 July 28, passed by the Board of Trade of Norfolk, Virginia; and deed, 1831, to land in Wythe County, Virginia from Joseph F. White to Elisha D. Payne. Some legal documents concern grain mills.

Gideon Christian Papers

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Identifier: MS 00150
Scope and Contents Papers, 1838-1882, of Gideon Christian, physician, of Norfolk, Va. The collection includes letters, accounts, lotteries, prescriptions, and forms for excusing draftees into the Confederate Army on medical grounds. A 1993 addendum to this collection (Mss. Acc. 1993.63) consists of two medical essays and one College of William and Mary student notebook belonging to Dr. Gideon Christian.  The student notebook begins October 15th 1840. Medical essays include notes made while attending...

Freedmen's Bureau Journal

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Identifier: SC 00664
Scope and Contents Diary of an unidentified employee of the Freedmen's Bureau, who was working near Norfolk and Fort Monroe, Virginia, from October 9, 1865-November 29, 1865.A few highlights from the diary include the following: On October 13th, the writer is writing from the Tyler House at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He describes his ocean voyage and areas that he visits, including Norfolk and Fort Monroe, giving his opinions on some topics. His job is teaching three classes at the Butler School. He...

Grigsby-Galt Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.308 and 2011.269
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family papers of members of the Grigsby and Galt Families. Mary Blair Grigsby married William W. Galt in 1881.  The collection contains papers of various members of the Grigsby family, particulary Hugh Blair Grigsby who was a historian and Chancellor of The College of William and Mary and his son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby who lived his entire life at the family farm, Edgehill, in Charlotte County, Virginia. The collection also contains the personal papers...

Minnie A. Hill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00932
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters from supervisors or sponsors to Minnie A. Hill, a northern female teacher, who was in Norfolk and then Petersburg, Virginia teaching at freedmen’s schools in the late 1860s.

Sarah Virginia Weight Hinton Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D19
Scope and Contents Diary, 1855-1862, of a child in Norfolk, Va. (apparently dictated to or copied over by her mother) and of her mother. Concerns trips to North Carolina and New York City and to springs in Virginia and records the family's move to a plantation near Richmond, Texas. Includes reports of friends dying in Norfolk during the yellow fever epidemic of 1855 and records the mothers ill health (possibly tuberculosis).

J.S.E. McGhee Letter

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Identifier: SC 00277
Scope and Contents Letter from J.S.E. McGhee, Camp Carolina, Norfolk, Va., to his uncle [?], no place. The letter describes camp life and fortifications at Craney Island from where he could see the "Enemy". Other locations mentioned include Sewells Point, Spinners [Pinners] Point, the marine hospital and Fort Norfolk, which are "in good order for meeting the Northern vessels". He heard that Yankees had landed at Ocean View, Va. and he expresses his disrespect for them. He sends greetings to family members.

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College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 1
Conway Whittle 1
Crowninshield, John 1
Darling, James S. 1
Dismal Swamp Canal Company 1
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. 1
Eastern Publishing Co 1
Galt family 1
Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892 1
Garland family 1
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Greene, Cloe Tyler Whittle, 1843-1925 1
Greene, John Newport, 1842-1902 1
Grigsby family 1
Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881 1
Infant Sanitarium (Virginia Beach, Virginia) 1
Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862 1
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 1
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 1
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 1
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816 1
Lewis, Frances Munford Whittle, d. 1870 1
Madison, Dolley P., 1768-1849 1
Madison, James, Jr., 1751-1836 1
McGhee, J.S.E. 1
Mercer, Margaret, 1791-1846 1
Monroe, James, 1758-1831 1
Myers family 1
Myers, Kate Baldwin 1
Myers, R. Baldwin, 1883- 1
Neale, Mary Eliza Whittle, d. 1861 1
Peebles-Watson-Arrington Families 1
Preble, Edward, 1761-1807 1
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 1
Tazewell family 1
Tazewell, Ella Wickham, 1826-1888 1
Tazewell, John Nivison, b. 1807 1
Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860 1
Tazewell, Louisa Nivison, b. 1804 1
Tazewell, Sally A., 1826-1888 1
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 1
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1898 1
United States. Navy. Office of the Paymaster 1
United States.. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands 1
Virginia House of Delegates 1
Virginia State Senate 1
Whittle family 1
Whittle, Conway, 1800-1881 1
Whittle, Fortescue, 1776-1858 1
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876 1
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