Negative photostats of papers, 1730-1817, of the Bray Associates, a division of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which was instrumental in providing libraries for the churches in America and setting up schools for the Christian education of free and enslaved Black children.
Copy of letter, 1780 June 3, from Jonathan Bryan, Long Island, N. Y. to wife, Mary Bryan, "Brampton Plantation," near Savannah, Ga.; copy of letter, 1825 August 12, from St. George Tucker to his granddaughter, Elizabeth Tucker Coalter; and genealogical data from a Bryan family Bible.
Copies of letters written by John Clayton author of Latin text Flora Virginica, exhibens plantas (Lugduni Batavorum, 1762), to Carl von Linne [Carolus Linnaeus] concerning Linnaeus' published works, seeds, Gmelin's Flora Siberica, and Clayton's election to the Swedish Royal Academy of Science; and to [John] Bartram concerning seeds, and a trip by Bartram to Florida.
Photostats, typescripts, and microfilm of correspondence and papers relating to Lewis Littlepage (1762-1802) diplomat and soldier of fortune collected by Curtis Carroll Davis, biographer of Littlepage as well as correspondence of David with librarians and scholars and his notes concerning Littlepage, his acquaintances and descendants.
Negative photostats of items from the correspondence of the Rev. William Dawson and the Rev. Thomas Dawson, both of whom were commissaries of the Church of England in Virginia and presidents of the College of William and Mary. Prominent correspondents include Patrick Henry, Samuel Davies, John Blair and Robert Dinwiddie.
An artificial collection of genealogical materials; ca. 1880 to 1993; many of which were probably collected by Dr. Earl Gregg Swem in connection with the publication of genealogical information in the "William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Series". Includes correspondence, clippings, coats-of-arms, charts, and family histories. Most newspaper clippings are from "The Standard" in Richmond, Virginia from the early 1880's.
Negative photostats of papers, 1776-1818, of Thomas Jefferson which concern Williamsburg, Va. and the College of William and Mary. Originals in Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
Papers of and collected by Maben Jones, a genealogist from Columbia, S.C. Includes Jones' genealogical notes, correspondence, and research papers, including photocopied correspondence, legal papers, and other primary source material concerning the Jones family, Flippen family, LeGrand family, Dibrell family, Walker family, Walton family, Scott family, Woodson family and West family. Most of the families that Jones was interested in were from Buckingham County, Va.
Negative photostats of papers, 1721-1767, of the Jones family of Northumberland County, Va. Includes letters written by Walter Jones while a student at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. and while studying medicine at Edinburgh, Scotland and while in Williamsburg, Va. to his brother Thomas Jones of Northumberland County, Va. Originals located at the Library of Congress.
Papers; 1860-1875; of John Letcher, governor of Virginia, 1860-1864. Includes appointment, 1860, of justices of the peace for Augusta County, Virginia signed by Letcher; and letters, November 3, 1864-September 3, 1865, of Letcher, Lexington Virginia to Joseph A. Hierholzer, Richmond, Virginia. Three of the letters are negative photocopies.
Includes correspondence and research papers of English professor Reginald A. Kenney relating to Stephen R. Mallory, Confederate Secretary of the Navy. Collection also contains photostats of Mallory's correspondence (location of originals unknown), a few original papers relating to Mallory and an original photograph of Mallory's daughter, Margaret Mallory Bishop (Mrs. Henry Bishop), nd.
Two copies of a privately published volume, Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau, by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle (1940); and photocopies of railroad maps, schedules, and views of Civil War sites involving railroads, 1830-1865.
The personal papers of Julia W. Oxrieder include materials related to Williamsburg, Virginia, documents of interest she collected related to her many interests, and personal material about her life and work in Williamsburg. Many items are copies of biographies, newspaper articles, and ephemera documenting local history including folklore, education, Williamsburg people and organizations, African Americans, and other topics.
Collection of photocopied correspondence and documents relating to William Short (1759-1849).
Photostats, 1776-1777 and n.d. of military papers of Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson du Coudray (1738-1777), French soldier of fortune in the American Revolution who was a Major General in charge of works on the Deleware, 1777; manuscript; and notecards about Tronson du Coudray made by Dr. Joseph E. Fields of Williamsburg, VA.
Photocopies of papers, 1777-1783, from the Washington Papers at the Library of Congress relating to Marquis de La RouÃrie known in the American Revolution as Charles Armand Tuffin. Includes "With Sword in Hand", an English translation by J. D. Hufham of the work published in France under title "Le Marquis de la Rouerie et la Conjuration Bretonne", by G. Lenotre.