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A. R. Meenan Letter

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Identifier: SC 00390
Content Description One page letter from Meenan in Lynchburg, Virginia to an unknown recipient dated March 2, 1853. He writes in the hope that he may secure a position from President-Elect Franklin Pierce within his new administration as Pierce was sworn in as President just a few days later. In the letter, Meenan also requests that should he receive a political appointment, that it come early in Pierce's Administration.

Agreement between F. P. Blair and Charles Mason

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Identifier: SC 01107
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an agreement between F. P. Blair and Charles Mason over whether or not Martin Van Buren and Richard Johnson, the 1835 Democratic National Convention ticket,  would succeed in Virginia. In the agreement, Blair wagered one hundred dollars with Mason that the ticket of Van Buren and Johnson would not succeed in Virginia.

Booton-Modesitt Family Papers

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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, account...

Francis T. Brooke Letter

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Identifier: SC 00012
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter written by Francis T. Brooke in St. Julien, Virginia concerning the political climate of Virginia in relation to the presidential elections of 1820 and 1824. Brooke describes fractures and shifts in party support, and interprets the reasons for Virginia's support of William Crawford in the election of 1824. The letter is addressed to a Mr. Loring.

Campaigns and Elections Collection

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C17
Scope and Contents An artificial collection of documents, election tickets, campaign literature, and photographs from national, state, and local elections. Most of the state election material concerns Virginia and the largest group of materials is from the 1932 presidential campaign.

Helen M. Hoskins Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2013.226
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, receipts, poems, and other material concerning Helen M. Hoskins and her family of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Most of the correspondence is between Helen and her mother, Sabra Hoskins, but also includes letters written by Helen's husband, H.T. Wheeler, her son, Horace Wheeler, siblings, numerous cousins, and friends. Included in the collection are poems, compositions, and other ephemera related to Helen's time as a teacher at female academies in Maryland,...

Sarah R. Houghland Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2013.254
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, drawings, and other material related to the guide book In and Around Williamsburg With Children written by Sarah R. Houghland, as well as clippings and correspondence concerning Houghland's work with the League of Women Voters in organizing the 1976 Presidential Debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Israel Green Letter to Clara G. Murphy about supporting Abraham Lincoln for President

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Identifier: SC 00882
Scope and Contents November 3, 1882 letter from Israel Green of Mt. Vernon, Ohio to his daughter, Clara G. Murphy in Indiana, about his letter to the editor on November 6, 1858 in the Daily Cincinnati Gazette supporting Lincoln for President. Describes circumstances that led to the letter.

Israel Green was known as the first person to publically suggest Abraham Lincoln for President.

Thomas Buchanan Read Papers

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Identifier: SC 01082
Scope and Contents Letter, 13 September 1856, of Thomas Buchanan Read, Liverpool [Eng.] to Mrs. [?] Gray concerning his voyage to England, the 1856 United States presidential election (his support for Fremont) and letter, 10 Aug[us]t 1871, of Read, Rome [Italy] to [?] Gray, concerning Read's painting and religion.

Ritchie-Harrison Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R51
Scope and Contents Papers, 1807-1938, but mainly 1830-1870, of the Ritchie and Harrison families. Includes letters, documents and a diary of members of the family of Thomas Ritchie, his wife Isabella (Foushee) Ritchie and ten of their twelve children of Richmond, Va., "Brandon," Prince George County, Va. and Washington, D.C. There are letters, 1847-1848, of Dr. Robert Ruffin Ritchie in Mexico and letters, 1849-1860, of George Ritchie while serving in the United States Navy. Many prominent...