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Farrar Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.71
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters, contracts, deeds, wills, St. Luke Penny Bank medallions, cemetery plot receipts, plans, blueprints, photographs, birth and death certificates relating to members of the Farrar family of Richmond, Virginia. Daniel James Farrar (1862-1925) had a profound effect on the architecture of the city of Richmond. Daniel followed the example of his father, Joseph who was the son of a free black. Farrar was involved with at least 14 buildings in the 1890’s as designer,...
Dates: 1875-1964

Fletcher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00216
Scope and Contents Three letterpress copy books of the Fletcher Family.  The books are written by a woman, possibly from Georgia. The writer is an ancestor of the donor, Dr. John S. Fletcher.  Partial signatures suggest Joan and Hownick. Msv. 1 has some water damage and much faded ink.  Cover unattached.  Includes a few pages of transcript from letters written from Richmond, Virginia from July 22-26, 1861.  Carbon paper in back of book.  July-September 1861. Describes traveling from...
Dates: 1861-1867

William Galt Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad98-MsV Ad99 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Account books, 1820-1833, of the mercantile firm of William Galt, Sr. and William Galt, Jr. (a distant relative) of Richmond, Virginia. The later account book contains numerous entries concerning John Allan, the foster father of Edgar Allan Poe as well as entries concerning James Galt and "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Dates: 1820-1833

George M. Waddy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00284
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters from Confederate soldier George M. Waddy to various family members. He discusses the details of camp life and anticipates impending action from the Union Army.

Dates: 1862-1863

W. Brooks George Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 83 Geo29
Scope and Contents

Dates; 1975-1983; of correspondence, minutes, financial reports, and brochures pertaining to the various civic organizations George was associated with, including the Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation, Commonwealth Club (Richmond, Va.), Downtown Development Unlimited, Metropolitan Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc.

Dates: 1975-1983

Madge Goodrich Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00711
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1946-1950, of Madge Goodrich, an author and librarian at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia. Includes information about her daily life, her work at St. Catherine's School, and the books that she wrote. Also includes information on attending a library seminar for 9 weeks during the summer at the College of William & Mary.

Dates: 1946-1950

Grattan Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 G77
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1847-1850, between members of the Grattan family of Richmond, Va. Family members included the lawyer Peachy R. Grattan, his wife Jane Elvira Grattan, their son, Robert B. Grattan and their daughter, Lucy Gilmer Grattan.

Dates: 1847-1850

Hall Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 90 H14
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of the Hall and Moore families of New York, Richmond, Va. and Williamsburg, Va. Includes wills, estate papers, legal and financial transactions, 1810-1915, of Jacob Hall, Sarah Hall and Cunningham Hall; and Bishop Richard Channing Moore, Virginia Moore, Harriet Glenworth Moore, Margaretta Moore and Louise Moore. Contains correspondence, 1854-1876, between Zebulon S. Farland and Ellen Douglas Gordon Farland; letters, 1906-1928, to Margaret (Farland)...
Dates: 1810-2007 and undated

John T. Hall Letter regarding the Richmond Municipal War of 1870

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01439
Content Description Four page letter describing the events of the conflict between Richmond, Virginia Mayor-Elect, Henry K. Ellyson and departing Mayor, George Chahoon in April of 1870. Hall wrote that they have "two Mayors, two Chief's of Police, and two Councils." In an effort to oust the outgoing Mayor, Hall, in support of Ellyson reported that they kept Chahoon and his followers blocked in the market building without food or water for a straight 36 hours before aid arrived in Chahoon's defense. Violence...
Dates: 1870 April 11

Harriette Vaden Price papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00367
Content Description

Photographs, letters, and clippings related to Harriette Vaden Price, resident of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1913-1971

Lydia H. Hart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00831
Scope and Contents Diary, 1823-1830, 1875, and loose papers 1813, 1831, and undated of Lydia H. Hart of Richmond, Virginia and later Walden, Orange County, New York. The diary was started by Lydia H. Hart, the wife of Reverend William H. Hart, who was the rector of St. John’s Church in Richmond, VA and later St. Andrews Church in Walden, New York. Diary entries include day-to-day activities and meetings with local neighbors and church patrons. These neighbors included Elizabeth Van Lew and her parents, whom...
Dates: 1813; 1823-1831; 1875

Hart Papers I and II

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 H29
Scope and Contents Papers, 1847-1934, including correspondence, essays, articles, and poems by John Hart, a Richmond book seller and poems, short stories, and a novel by his wife, Katherine M. Hart. The papers of John Hart include letters concerning the sale of books and two letters by James Branch Cabell. The collection includes diplomas and certificates awarded by the University of Virginia to his [father ?] John Hart of Louisa County, Va. The Hart Papers (II) series contains 200...
Dates: 1847-1934

Henry W. Smart Letter

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Identifier: SC 00285
Scope and Contents Letter from Henry W. Smart, Richmond, Va., to "Sister," no place. He expresses fear at the approach of the oncoming "Yankees". He writes that Jefferson Davis is determined to defend Richmond to the "last extremity" and comments on the sinking of the Merrimac. He mentions Stonewall Jackson's victory at Winchester, Va., and his opinions of various generals, including "Old P.G.T. Beauregard, who is "too fond of retreating and not fighting". Smart feels that the military tactics used in...
Dates: 1862 May 26

Lewis Hobbs Letters

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Identifier: SC 01053
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1864-1865, of Lewis Hobbs, a member of the 11th Maine Regiment during the Civil War, written to his sister, Sarah F. Hobbs. The letters are written when Hobbs' unit is near Richmond, Virginia, including during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Topics include battles and skirmishes, injuries to soliders, and Hobbs' opinion of African-Americans. December 29, 1864 letter written on printed and colored leaflet with song "The Army and Navy for ever."

Dates: 1864-1865

Virginia Howell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.432
Scope and Contents Diaries and photograph album, circa 1940s, of Virginia Howell of Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Howell was married to David Edward Howell, who was in the United States Army during World War II. Includes two volumes which contain diary entries, with photographs and letters from Edward Howell attached. Diary entries include information about Edward Howell's training at Camp Lee, Virginia, as well as information about Virginia Howell's daily activities and whether she received mail from Edward....
Dates: 1940-1949

A. E. C. Hughes Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D31
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1866 January 1-November 30, of [A. E. C. Hughes ?] of Richmond, Virginiaa. which describes visiting, weather, clothing, and a New Years Day Celebration. The volume also includes poetry, and other writings which were copied from other sources.

Dates: 1866

James N. Dunlop Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap10-12
Scope and Contents

Account books, and a bank book, 1868-1883, of James N. Dunlop, Richmond, Va.

Dates: 1868-1883

James Woodhouse and Co. Account Book

 Collection — Container: Bound volume (wrapped)
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame126 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Account book, 1859-1867, of James Woodhouse and Co., merchants, of Richmond, Va. who sold books, pianofortes, stationery, and fancy goods.

Dates: 1859-1867

John Allan Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00396
Scope and Contents

Genealogical material on the family of John Allan, stepfather of Edgar Allan Poe, of Richmond, Virginia, including typed copy of tombstone inscription of the John Allan gravesite, typescripts and photocopies of correspondence, 1795-1800, of Peachey Franklin, John C. Allan, Nancy Hunter, R. Crawford, and James Garland, and copies of letters, 1986-1987, concerning the genealogical material.

Dates: 1795-1986

John Morris Letter to G. W. Randolph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01417
Scope and Contents

One page letter concerning the death of a servant man who died while working on the fortifications around Richmond, VA for the Confederacy.

Dates: November 8, 1864

John P. Little Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV M5
Scope and Contents

Membership and fee book, 1852-1854, of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Richmond, Virginiaa. The volume was also used as a record, 1867-1870, of visits by John P. Little, physician.

Dates: 1852-1870; Majority of material found in 1867-1870

Levin Joynes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 J78
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1868-1916, received by Levin Joynes of Richmond, Va. from relatives and friends. Includes letters written from Virginia Military Institute as well as letters concerning Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Acc. 2010.492 includes pencil drawings by Levin Joynes.

Dates: 1868-1916

Julia's Autograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Auto14
Scope and Contents

Autograph album of a young lady named Julia.  One autograph includes a notation, "Richmond, Va."  Some autogaphs include drawings.  Many pages are faded or illegible due to water damage.  Undated, but during the 19th century.

Dates: circa 1870

J. Luther Kibler Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Ad84-97, Ad97A - 97B
Scope and Contents James Luther Kibler was a historian, author, newspaper correspondent and secretary of the Socialist Party in Virginia. Scrapbooks, ca. 1920-ca. 1940, of James Luther Kibler, of Williamsburg, Va. Scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings of current events pasted onto magazine pages, mostly concerning Virginia and the history of the Williamsburg area. Includes some handwritten and typed notes as well as loose mimeographed copies of radio talks, 1942, given by Elwood Street, Director,...
Dates: circa 1920-1940

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01342
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Marquis de la Lafayette, at camp near Pamunkey, Virginia to General Nathanael Greene. Lafayette writes about the defense of Richmond with 900 men against the British with superior numbers of 2,300 men; at Richmond was General Nelson with a corps of militia and General Steuben and Muhlenberg; enemy moved to Manchester burning warehouses; enemy retreated from Richmond to Osburns; since the enemy landed at City Point, no public property has been destroyed.

Dates: 1781 May 3

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Christian, Joseph Allan, 1880-1968 1
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James Arsenault and Company 1
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