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Henry J. Barber Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00942
Scope and Contents Five-year diary, 1932-1936, of a teenage boy, Henry Barber (1918-2002) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. There are a couple of entries for 1937 on loose pieces of paper as well. In brief daily entries, Henry describes his daily activities, like going to school, collecting stamps, reading, going to ball games, riding his bike and listening to the radio. He wrote most days in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and less often in 1932 and 1933. Also included are a few loose pages, on which he noted the titles of...
Dates: 1932-1937

Blanche Luella Barhite Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.116
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1904-1913, kept by Blanche Luella Barhite, who was 17 years old in 1904. Blanche records daily events and chores, and talks about social activities and family life. For brief excerpts from the diaries, provided by the seller, please navigate to the "Collection Organization" tab of this finding aid.

Dates: 1904-1913

John Henry Barker Diary

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.547
Scope and Contents

Diary of John Henry Barker (b. 1861). He resided in Oxford County, Maine, and mentions traveling around the county from Lewiston to Rumford, mainly along the Androscoggin River. His mostly brief entries record weather, floods, prices, family and social events, health, etc.  A few cash accounts are listed in the back of the 1906 diary.

Dates: 1906-1909

Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1993.29
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1909-1966, relating to institutions in Williamsburg, Virginia including William and Mary, Matthew Whaley School and Bruton Parish Church collected by Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough.

Dates: 1909-1966

C.M. Barnes Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00861
Scope and Contents

A collection of eleven letters dating from 1926 to 1928 addressed to Olive Barnes from her mother, C.M. Barnes. One of these includes a letter addressed to C.M. Barnes from Mildred and Verne Barnes. Mother writes from Opportunity and Dishman, to Olive in Kewa, Newport, Pullman, and Washtuca, Washington state.

Letters include discussion of the act of writing letters, local news and acquaintances, listening to the radio, visits, and advice on Olive’s teaching career.

Dates: 1926-1928

Violet L. Barnett Diaries

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.504
Scope and Contents Diaries of Violet Laughead Barnett (d. 1972) of West Chester, Pennsylvania for the years 1931-1972 (with the exceptions of 1967 and 1968). Violet Barnett was a homemaker and had two children, Ethel and Earl. Daily entries cover chores, weather, family and social life. There is also the occasional comment on national and international events. Violet Barnett was very engaged in church activities and a member of several chapters of the National Grange. Also included are a few newspapers...
Dates: 1920-1972; Majority of material found in 1931-1972

Hester Barrows Diaries, 1951-1980

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.150
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1951-1980, of Hester Barrows of Fulton, New York. Diary entries include information about her daily life, her travels, weather, activities she participated in with friends, and other events.

Dates: 1951-1980

Elizabeth Feldwisch Bateman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.150
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection is made up of letters written by Elizabeth (Bobbi) Feldwisch to her parents in Hawaii while she was a student at the College of William and Mary. In most of the letters she is referred to as Bobbi. Some of the subjects include sorority and fraternity life, dances, the different classes Bobbi is taking, Williamsburg events and places, and the various places she visited while on break from the classes at William and Mary, including Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia,...
Dates: 1939-1941

Ivan M. Baxter Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00838
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1914 of Ivan M. Baxter (b. 1896) of Smithville, Chenango County, New York. He appears to live on a farm where his family raises cattle and farms wheat and corn. Baxter, who was 17 at the time he wrote in this diary, describes daily work (e.g. helping with cattle, splitting wood, farming), weather and leisure activities such as church, dating, sleigh riding, cattle drives, automobile racing and dances. His daily income is recorded in the back of the diary.

Dates: 1914

Baytop-Fitzhugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00111
Scope and Contents The inventory includes letters, 1851-1861, and accounts, 1840-1866, of Rufus King Fitzhugh and his wife Henrietta Ellen (Baytop) Fitzhugh of Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia. Most letters to Henrietta are from her mother Lucy Taliaferro (Catlett) Baytop, and her sisters Rowena, Lucy Ann, and Eugenia, all of Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia. The collection also includes letters from her sister-in-law Mary F. Fitzhugh of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The letters relate...
Dates: 1840-1866

Beatrice E. Smither Diary

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01735
Content Description

A 271 page dairy written by Beatrice E. Smither, a young woman working at the law firm Williams and Mullen in Richmond, VA. Over the year of 1925, Smither writes about a variety of topics including work, civic and church clubs, politics, family, friends, as well as her romances with two separate men, Cy and George.

A large majority of the diary is written in longhand, but there are some passages in shorthand as well.

Content warning for mentions of alcholism.

Dates: 1925

Mae Alvan Belt Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00155
Scope and Contents 3 Diaries, 1933, 1936-1940 and 1941-1943 of Mae Alvan Belt of Rockville, Maryland. The 1933 girl scout diary was written while Mae Belt was a teenager and contains brief entries that mention school, house work, and social life. The 1936-1940 diary contains brief daily entries. Mae Belt seems to live with her parents and mentions going to work, working some evenings, helping with Red Cross work, doing house hold chores, but also comments on her social life and particular her courtship with a...
Dates: 1933-1943

Bessie M. Clayton Diary

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Identifier: SC 00762
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1936-1938, of Bessie M. Clayton of Bremerton, Washington. In it, she describes her personal life, travels around the states of Washington and Oregon, drinking, burlesque shows, basketball games, boxing, and politics, such as Franklin Roosevelt's election in 1936.

Dates: 1936-1938

Beverly Simonton Kelly Letters

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.233
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written by Beverly Simonton Kelly to her parents from her freshman year at William & Mary in 1949, until her graduation in 1953. Her letters mention and/or discuss a number of subjects, including (but not limited to) registration, purchasing her Duc cap for $1.00, her first curtsy to Lord Botetourt, freshman customs, the honor system, her class schedules, cost of books, social rules for women, the campus, social events and activities,...
Dates: 1949-1953, 1998

Birdsall and Lockman Family Papers

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Identifier: SC 00996
Scope and Contents Diaries and letters, 1860-1878, of Celia Birdsall and her uncle Ephraim Lockman. Diaries date from 1872 and 1878 and were written by Celia Birdsall; in them, she details her personal life, funerals, what she did each day, and friends with which she met. The letters date 1860-1870 and were written by Ephraim Lockman. In them, he discusses his work, opening his own doctor's practice, and his location in the city of Buffalo, New York. Lockman graduated from Western Reserve Medical School. There...
Dates: 1860-1878

Bishop James Madison Society records

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Identifier: UA 331
Scope and Contents

The Bishop James Madison Society records contains correspondence, printed materials, photographs, scrapbooks and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of the Bishop James Madison Society, a secret society on the campus of William & Mary founded in 1812. Materials include posters, fliers and ephemeral material related to the daily activites and members of the Bishop James Madison Society.

Dates: 1996-2021

James D. Blackwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 B57
Scope and Contents Letters and accounts of James DeRuyter Blackwell, Sr., lawyer and poet, his wife Judith Emma (Edmonds) Blackwell of Warrenton, Virginia and of members of their family including their son, James De Ruyter Blackwell, Jr. There are letters written from Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia concerning social life, and letters concerning the hiring of slaves and the illnesses of female slaves. Collection includes genealogy of Blackwell family and three bound manuscript volumes of poetry by James De...
Dates: 1839-1939

Glenna Blosser Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01055
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1933, of Glenna Blosser of Indiana. Topics include Franklin D. Roosevelt's election and inauguration, the Long Beach Earthquake in March, and the crash of the Akron, a US navy airship.  She also mentions topics such as birthdays, her Christmas presents, school, and family illnesses, among others.

Dates: 1933

Boelt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00039
Scope and Contents

The collection includes programs, leaflets, and other material of various Williamsburg events and organizations of the 20th century including the Williamsburg Festival, Heritage Inn, and others.

Dates: 1948-1975

Lenaeus Bolling Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00274
Scope and Contents Two small diaries kept by Lenaeus Bolling (1773-1836), a plantation-owner and lawyer in Buckingham County, Virginia.  One diary covers January through March 1820, and the other late November through December 1834.  The diaries contain notes on weather, crops, livestock, slaves, family, relatives and neighbors who visited and were visited, frequent errands in the nearby town Ça Ira (now defunct), purchases, medical ailments, lawyering and court duties, and efforts to establish a local gold...
Dates: 1820-1834

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,...
Dates: circa 1809-1880; Majority of material found in 1820-1850

Leonard Born Papers

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Identifier: UA 5.048
Scope and Contents The collection includes papers written by Born during the course of his attendance at William & Mary, mainly for English classes. There is also correspondence from 1985 and loose pages from a photo album believed to have been assembled by Born, while a student at William & Mary. The contents are primarily photographs of campus and Williamsburg area from the 1926-1927. Additional photographs relate to life in rural, early twentieth century Virginia, the Newport News Shipyard,...
Dates: 1924-1927, 1985

Jonathan Boucher Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 93 B66
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Jonathan Boucher, Anglican clergyman of Virginia, Maryland, and England. He was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution and later a prominent figure among conservatives in the Anglican church in England. His principle correspondents in this collection include John James, James Maury, Charles Daubeny, Sir Frederick Morton Eden, William Knox, and William Stevens. The principle subjects covered by this collection include Virginia social customs and...
Dates: 1759-1803

Frederick S. Boutwell Diary

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Identifier: SC 00879
Scope and Contents Diary of a teenage boy living near rural Scottsville, New York. He writes every day with a sentence or two about his and his family’s activities. He lives on a farm and his mother is a substitute teacher. He is interested in cartooning and hand drawn figures and cartoons are interspersed in the diary. His siblings are Delos and Lewis, both older than he is. Selections from the diary: The diary begins on January 1: “Played with Joe Harrymon. Costed down the barn hill....
Dates: 1925

Branch Family Collection

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Identifier: SC 00198
Scope and Contents Calling card invitation headed "High Street M.E. Church" in Petersburg, Virginia with engraved names, John P. Branch and Mary Louisa M. Kerr, for Tuesday May 12th, no year. Invitation from Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr Branch for "the pleasure of your company" on the "tenth of February" at One West Franklin Street [Richmond, Virginia].  October 19, 1907 letter from Philip F. Brown, manager of "The Chesterfield" apartments in Richmond, Virginia to John P. Branch about a $31.29 debt owed by Branch...
Dates: 1907 October 19, undated

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