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Charles F. Adams Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00155
Scope and Contents

Typed carbon copy of letter to Judge H. G. Connor of Wilson, North Carolina about Connor's “George Davis” address on the aftermath of the Civil War.  Washington, D.C. March 30, 1912.  Davis cites examples of how the Confederate states were unfairly treated after the war.

Dates: 1912 March 30

Armistead-Cocke Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Ar6
Scope and Contents Correspondence, 1756-1764, of Maria Carter Armistead (including letters written by Mrs. Thomas Feilde); business papers, 1782-1828, of William Cocke of "Bremo," Henrico County, Virginia and of "Oakland," Cumberland County, Virginia; and letters, 1861-1863, of William Fauntleroy Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke and Edmund Randolph Cocke concerning their service in the Confederate States Army (including the Battle of First Bull Run).Also included are five volumes of farm and...
Dates: 1680-1917

Myrta Locket Avary Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Av1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and typescripts of articles concerning Reconstruction. Includes reminiscences of her father Harrison Alexander Lockett concerning southside Virginia and photographs.

Dates: 1901-1941

Beverley Randolph Tucker Papers

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Identifier: MS 00014
Scope and Contents

The collection includes material, such as correspondence, poetry, photographs, and miscellaneous item relating to Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and his parents, John Randolph Tucker and Fanny Crump Tucker. Topics covered include religion, education, the legal and medical professions, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Dates: 1853-1945, undated

Catlett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.28
Scope and Contents Catlett family papers of Caroline County, Virginia. Correspondence that reflects the hard times in Virginia following the Civil War. Collection contains 72 original letters. Written by various extended family members, the majority of the letters are addressed to Arthur Catlett, a former Confederate Soldier and Virginia resident who moved to Texas shortly after the Civil War. Transcriptions for almost all letters, provided by the collection's donor, Elizabeth Jean Voss, are included....
Dates: 1865-1921

Johnston to Capt. William G. Taliaferro Letter (Photostat)

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Identifier: SC 01248
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of letter from Johnston in Lexington, Kentucky to William G. Taliaferro in Bowling Green, Virginia about the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. September 30, 1867.

Dates: 1970

Frances M. Jones Letter to B. C. Ludlow

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00706
Scope and Contents

July 10, 1865 letter from Frances M. Jones in Warwick County, Virginia to General B. C. Ludlow, Commander of the Peninsula District, asking him to restore the property of William Crofford, who died of illness during the Civil War, to his dependant children.  Frances M. Jones is the guardian of the children of William Crofford.  The land in question is called "Morrisons" and is located in Warwick County, Virginia.

Dates: 1865 July 10

Fitzhugh Lee Papers

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Identifier: SC 01268
Scope and Contents Letters written from Lee to Manning Marius Kimmel, a fellow Confederate officer and to other acquaintances concerning former Confederate officers, Reconstruction and Kimmel's experiences fighting as a mercenary with Maximilian in Mexico. Includes letter, 4 November 1875, discussing the participation of blacks in the dedication of the equestrian statue of Stonewall Jackson on Monument Avenue in Richmond and the typescript of the speech, 11 August 1875, made by W. H. Payne when nominating Lee...
Dates: 1866-1887

John Letcher Papers

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Identifier: SC 01066
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1860-1875

Margaret Newbold Thorpe's "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher" and "Life in North Carolina"

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Identifier: SC 01457
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher", an account by a missionary school teacher, Margaret Newbold Thorpe, who taught black students at Fort Magruder and in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1866-1867. Photostatic copy of "Life in North Carolina," September 1869-1870, an account written by Margaret Newbold Thorpe Stokes about Warrenton, North Carolina. The accounts were apparently written in 1881 and 1907.The photostatic copies were likely made in 1951, when gifted...
Dates: 1951

Merritt Family Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 M55
Scope and Contents Papers (including business and personal correspondence and accounts) of William H.E. Merritt, of Brunswick and Greensville counties, Va. who was a lawyer, member of the Virginia House of Delegates and editor of the "Richmond Whig"and his brothers Dr. Alexander T.B. Merritt of Hicksford, Greensville County,Va. and John F.W. Merritt of Vicksburg, Miss. The collection includes letters, 8 January and 29 March 1857, written by John Minor Botts and accounts of William H.E. Merritt &...
Dates: 1780-1909

Jonathan G. Murphy Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 99 M95
Scope and Contents Poetry, ca. 1840-1900, of Jonathan G. Murphy, a farmer at Northumberland County, Va. Murphy's single volume of handwritten poetry tells about the lives of people of the Wicomic District of Northumberland County following the Civil War and about the Murphy family. Collection also contains typescripts of Murphy's poetry, a photograph of Murphy, and a family history paper done on Murphy by his descendant, with the same name, Jonathan G. Murphy. Use of original poetry volume is prohibited...
Dates: 1840-1900

Overton Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Ov2
Scope and Contents Papers, 1727-1918, chiefly 1781-1875, of members of the related Overton, Ragland, Claybrooke and Hart families of Louisa County, Va. and Haywood Co., Tenn. The early papers are primarily legal documents, accounts and account books of John Ragland and Samuel Ragland and correspondence of the children of Samuel Ragland. After 1797, the collection concerns the legal and business papers of Samuel Overton, Thomas Overton, Waller Overton and Sally Overton Claybrooke. After 1810, the collection...
Dates: 1727-1961; Majority of material found in 1781-1875

Post Civil War letter written by "Louise"

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Identifier: SC 01794
Scope and Contents

Written immediately after the Civil War (1861-1865) on November 9, 1865, the letter describes the life and community of its author, Louise. The letter outlines the birth of Louise's child, local events in a town identified as Riverside, an incident involving stolen cattle and the shooting of a young man. Written by "Louise" in 1865, the letter describes the life and events of "Riverside" in late 1865.

Dates: November 9, 1865

Powell Family Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 P875
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of Charles Leven Powell, his wife Selina (Lloyd) Powell and children of Loudoun County, Virginia; Henry, Illinois; Winchester, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia.There are also included papers of Charles Leven Powell's father, Cuthbert Powell. Prominent correspondents include Johns Hopkins, Eleanor Agnes Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, George Washington Custis Lee, Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee, Hunter Holmes McGuire and James Monroe.Letters concern Robert Young...
Dates: 1775-1929

Randolph Family papers

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Identifier: MS 00372
Content Description The Randolph Family Papers contains correspondence and financial documents relating to Isham Randolph (1771-1844), first cousin of Thomas Jefferson, David Coupland Randolph (1804-1886), son of Isham Randolph, Isham Randolph Page (1834-1923), nephew of Isham Randolph and Judith Randolph Swann (Circa 1815-1870), sister of Isham Randolph. Materials document daily financial activities such as the hiring and buying of enslaved people, and Isham Randolph's role as an officer at the James River...
Dates: 1796-1882

Scrapbook and Children's Drawing Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Scr2
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1867, of an unidentified person which concerns John Singleton] Mosby and Reconstruction. The volume includes the rough draft of a story; and was also used as a child's drawing book.

Dates: 1867

Theodocius Joshua Scurlock Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 81 Scu4
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily composed of letters received by Dr. Theodocius Joshua Scurlock (1828-1887), a graduate of Tulane University and a resident of Texas and Mexico, 1855-1888, from family members in Alabama and Texas, and friends in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. The letters reflect the restlessness of the pre-Civil War years, and the difficulties and disillusionment felt by many people during Reconstruction. The diary included was kept by Scurlock on his journey to Mexico, December...
Dates: 1855-1888

Miles C. Selden Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Se4
Scope and Contents

Dated 1839-1880. Letters, 1859-1880, to Miles C. Selden of Henrico County, Va., from Hill Carter at Charles City County, Va. and from Andrew Johnston of Richmond, Va. Also includes accounts, invoices, and receipts, 1839-1863, of Selden as trustee for Beverly and Ann S. Heth.

Dates: 1839-1880

William Selden Letter to John Armistead Selden

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Identifier: SC 00608
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1867 May 24, William Selden, Washington, [D. C.] to John A[rmistead] Selden, n.p. 15 p. ; 32 cm. He reflects upon his life; hopes John Armistead Selden will do well in his new employment and abode; mentions trial of John H. Surratt; discusses members of the Selden family; states he does not expect civil liberty to be restored in Virginia; criticizes Andrew Johnson for failing to act against lawless measures; and deplores radical control of the government.

Dates: 1867 May 24

Shenandoah Iron Works [D. & H. Forrer] Ledgers, 1851-1866

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad82-83
Scope and Contents

Ledger (MsV Ad82 ovesize)time book), 1851-1866, and ledger (MsV Ad83), 1865-1866, of the commissary [company store] of D. & H. Forrer, Shenandoah Iron Works, Page County, Virginia. The latter volume lists foodstuffs and goods given out to workers which they often paid for by work. Includes accounts with free blacks.

Dates: 1851-1866

Shipman-Wills Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Sh7
Scope and Contents Correspondence, 1833-1856, between the Shipman family of Rockingham County, Va. and the Wills family of Fluvanna County, Va. There are letters, 1838-1840, between James C. Shipman while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates and his wife Mary Minor Wills Shipman. Many letters are written by women. The collection includes letters of Jane R. Riordan discussing her going to Richmond to learn the millinery trade and starting in business; letters concerning marriage and courtship; letters...
Dates: 1833-1870

Robert Skipwith Diaries

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Sk4
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1834-1898, of Robert Skipwith kept in Goochland County, Va., Richmond, Va. and Powhatan County, Va. Much of Skipwith's life is documented by these 14 diaries and topics include weather, personal affairs (the loss of his wife, and his aging), farming, social life in his neighborhood, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Virginia politics. He often included genealogical information on individuals when he recorded their deaths. Skipwith's 1862-1865 diary has been digitized...
Dates: 1834-1898

William Booth Taliaferro Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 T15
Scope and Contents Papers, 1811-1954, of William Booth Taliaferro and his family of Gloucester County, Va. Taliaferro's papers consist of diaries, letterbook (while at Harpers Ferry), correspondence, speeches, memoirs and accounts. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Sally Nivison Lyons Taliaferro (including diaries), his ancestors, siblings and descendants, as well as photographs, genealogical notes and artifacts of the Taliaferro family.There are papers of other people who are not...
Dates: 1811-1954

Thomas Taylor Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 T21
Scope and Contents

Letters, primarily 1867-1880, written to Thomas Taylor of "Woodlawn," Goochland Co., Va., from his daughter Sarah C. (Taylor) Hatcher and son-in-law David A. Hatcher of Missouri. The letters concern family business and reflect financial difficulties. Includes reports and correspondence, 1877- 1888, of Taylor who served as the clerk of the First School District in Goochland County.

Dates: 1805-1914, undated

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Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 1
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Letcher, John, 1813-1884 1
Longwood University 1
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867 1
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