Diaries, 1941-1945, of F.M. Boswell of Maine. Contains information about his activities at work, including duties performed and hours spent working. Mentions building pools and ponds, pouring cement, and submitting bids for projects. Also mentions his employees and the duties that they performed.
Papers, 1831-1903, of Thomas P. Knox, his daughter Mrs. Janet P. Fauntleroy, her husband Charles M. Fauntleroy, their daughter Janet Knox Fauntleroy Harrison, her husband Powell Harrison and other family members. Letters primarily discuss family life and conditions at various towns in Virginia, including at Winchester, Charlottesville, and West Point. Letters also discuss agriculture, the Civil War, female social life, and other.
This collection is formed of materials created by the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, dating from the mid-1800s to the present day. Inculded in this collection are church records such as member rolls, meeting minutes, photographs, bibles, building blueprints, and audio visual materials.
Records pertaining to the history and operations of FISH. FISH is an all volunteer organization, supported by the local community, providing food, clothing, small house ware items, and some transportation for medical appointments to residents who are in an emergency or crisis situation.
The following description was provided by the seller:
"These two manuscript travel diaries present detailed information about Amish communities throughout the United States in the 1940s and 1950. The diaries were written by a middle-age Amish couple from Honey Brook and Ronks, Pennsylvania: Stephen King Fisher and Sallie L. Fisher.
Letters, 1827-1855, written to John "Jack" Fitzgerald of "Walnut Hill," Nottoway County, Va. Letters written by Thomas Branch and Bros. of Petersburg, Va, his brother, William Fitzgerald (House of Delegates, Richmond, Va.) and Winfree Williamson of Richmond, Va.
Topics and genre include bills, family news, legal matters, invoices and account statements of items sold, prices and commission information and correspondence concerning the selling of slaves.
Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R. M. T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.
A diary spanning three months of entries from Frances Allen, a Virginian girl who wrote about her experiences with family, school, church, and national events such as the anniversary of Armistice Day.
Letters and photographs, 1907-1922, of Franklin family of Baker County, Oregon. Includes letters from Donald Franklin, some of which come from France during World War I, and William Franklin. Letters usually discuss family life and issues. Letters are sent usually to Vera Adams, the sister of Donald and William Franklin. Vera Adams is married to Perry Adams.
Papers, circa 1930s-1950s, of Eleanor H. Fredricks of Chicago, Illinois. Included are a scrapbook, correspondence, photographs, clippings, postcards and fliers, as well as drafts of articles authored by her. Some of the papers relate to the American Fireside Club, of which Eleanor Fredricks was the organizer.
A hundred page handwritten diary kept by G. B. Keeler. Keeler worked and lived in Petersburg, VA. The diary contains details of his home life and mentions of his work as a contractor and mason.
Content warning for derogatory language directed towards Black individuals.
A promise signed and dated between William & Mary students, George W. Lindsay and Samuel W. Murphy on November 25, 1857. The promise reads as follows: "We, the undersigned, do solemly promise never to marry without the others consent. Nothing but death shall dissolve this promise."