Correspondence, 1888-1897, of G.A. Barksdale and E.C. Barksdale of Richmond, Va. concerning the renting out of rooms and concerning the cancellation of a river excursion from Richmond to Norfolk, Va.
Kept as guardian of Edward B. Newburn of Richmond, Va
Scrapbook, 1860-1876, kept by Randolph Branch of Richmond,VA. Scrapbook has several pieces of original wallpaper, a collection of silhouettes, newspaper clippings - particularly poetry by women, a street map of Bonair, a section of Richmond, Virginia and a patent for an "Improvement in Churns" with diagrams and drawings. Acquired: 10/17/1946
Account book of Joseph Bryan kept in Richmond, Va. while serving as the executor of the estate of Daniel K. Stewart. Includes names of legatees who are members of the Stewart family.
This collection consists of the Burwell family papers of Powhatan County and Richmond, Va. These papers consist of financial papers and correspondence. Correspondence discusses the Civil War, Virginia history, and other Virginia related topics.
See also: Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel # 01 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68
Diary, 1877 October 11-December 17, of Anne Christian of [Richmond, Va. ?] The diary includes a description of Rutherford B. Hayes to the Virginia State Fair; and discusses the courtship of friends.
Receipt [recipe] book, ca. 1890, of R. B. Cringan, Richmond, Va. which includes home remedies and loose papers.
3 Bill of Exchange and promissory note documents from M.L. Day, maker, to W.B. Brooke, acceptor, notarized with embossed seal in Baltimore, Maryland on January 16, 1837. M.L. Day is from Richmond, Virginia and wrote attached promissory notes on October 15, 1836.
Papers of Samuel B. Drinkard, grocer, of Richmond, Virginia. Includes accounts, invoices and receipts. One receipt is for Mss Drinkard Smith for rents due "on the corner of Main and Second Streets." 1867, undated. Items probably removed from Samuel B. Drinkard and Co. Account Book (Mss. MsV Ag1). 6 items.
Scrapbooks, 1869-1911, belonging to H. Theodore Ellyson and possibly other family members which contains newspaper clippings, of letters to the Richmond Dispatch by H. Theo[dore] Ellyson, correspondent, mentioning guests and social events and Rockbridge Alum Springs [Rockbridge County], Va., personal correspondence and a few prints.
The Ephemera Collection contains material primarily acquired for teaching. It includes material in various formats, most of which have been previously published. The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason, the indicated date range is approximate at this point.
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.
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.
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.
Account books, and a bank book, 1868-1883, of James N. Dunlop, Richmond, Va.
Account book, 1859-1867, of James Woodhouse and Co., merchants, of Richmond, Va. who sold books, pianofortes, stationery, and fancy goods.
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.
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.