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Adee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Ad3
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1863-1865, received by Etta Adee of Barrington , N. Y. from "brother John" with [29th Iowa Infantry Regiment] in Arkansas and Louisiana; and from John S. Miller of 29th Iowa Infantry stationed as provost guard at St. Louis, Mo. One letter describes Battle of Jenkins Ferry in which the Iowa unit stormed a Confederate battery along with troops from 2nd Kansas Infantry (later 83rd United States Colored Troops.)

Thomas L. Alfriend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00269
Scope and Contents Chiefly letters, 1861-1865, from Thomas L. Alfriend (1843-1901) Sergeant, of Company B, 15th Virginia Infantry and Parken's Battery, Alexander's Battalion, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from camps in Virginia and Tennessee to family members in Richmond, Virginia. Includes letter dated May 26, 1861 from Alfriend while stationed in Williamsburg, Virginia.The addition contains 25 typewritten pages of transcripts of letters by Jefferson Davis, James Seddon and others...

William P. Allcot Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 86 Al1
Scope and Contents Correspondence, 1861-1864, of William P. Allcot while he was serving with the 62nd New York Infantry Regiment in various camps around Washington, D. C. and in Virginia ending with his stay in Island Hospital, New York in 1861-62; those from Allcot while he was serving at camps and on battlefields in Virginia and Maryland, 1862-1864; and those from Allcot while he was a patient at Carver Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1864. Their contents describe conditions in camp and on the battlefield...

William H. Allen Letter to J. Frederick Pierson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01112
Scope and Contents

Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".

John Jacob Astor Telegram to Pelatiah Perit

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00463
Scope and Contents

Telegram, 1862 May 4, J. J. Astor, Yorktown, Va. to Pelatiah Perit, [New York, N. Y.]. 3 p. on 2 leaves ; 22 cm. Astor is writing to Perit who is president of New York City Chamber of Commerce to tell him about the evacuation of Confederate forces from Yorktown, Va. and tells him to use the information as he sees fit.

Austin-Twyman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 69 Au7
Scope and Contents Papers, 1765 (1800-1890) 1939, of the Austin, Twyman, Spiller and Horsley families of Amherst and Buckingham counties, Virginia.The papers include correspondence, accounts, legal papers and manuscript volumes. Includes papers of Archibald Austin (1772-1837), member of Congress, 1817-1819, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1815-1816, 1835-1837, his wife, Grace R. (Booker) Austin and their children, James M. Austin, John Austin and Bernard Austin, Grace Austin and Frances...

Barker-Cooke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B24
Scope and Contents

Letters and business papers, chiefly 1848-1866, of James E. Cooke of Powhatan, Virginia and the Barker family of Fluvanna County, Virginia. Includes letters relating to the hiring out of slaves, plantation operations and the Civil War. Civil War letters are between John H. Barker and Henry J. Dobbs of the 18th Virginia Regiment of the Confederate army concerning the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas.

George Bouton Letter to Mollie Bouton

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00617
Scope and Contents

Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

Bowles Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 B68
Scope and Contents

Papers (mostly correspondence) of members of the Bowles family of Goochland County, Va. Includes correspondence of Matthew W. Webber of Shelby County, Tenn. with John L. Bowles and of William B. Webber as well as Civil War letters of Jesse R. Bowles (serving with the 55th Virginia Infantry Regiment near Petersburg), James V. Bowles (Chaffin's Farm, Henrico County, Va.) and John F. Bowles.

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B85
Scope and Contents Papers, 1780-1929, of the Brown, Coalter, Tucker families including the papers of John Coalter (1769-1838), Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, and John Thompson Brown (1802-1836), member of the Virginia House of Delegates.Among the correspondents are Maria (Rind) Coalter, St. George Tucker, William Munford, Frances Bland (Tucker) Coalter, St. George Tucker Coalter, Frances Bland (Coalter) Brown, the Rev. Moses D. Hoge, and Henry Peronneau Brown.This...

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (II)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B855
Scope and Contents Papers, 1791-1920, of the Brown, Coalter and Tucker families. Includes correspondence, of Frances Bland (Coalter) Brown with Margaret W. Barnes, members of the Braxton family, Henry Peronneau Brown, Fanny T. Bryan, John Coalter, St. George Tucker Coalter and members of the Morton family.Also includes additional correspondences of members of the Brown, Coalter, Braxton, Tomlin and Bryan families including a letter, 29 April 1791, from Maria Rind to John Coalter as well as notes,...

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (III)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B8555
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence of three generations of the Brown Family of Virginia:  Frances (Fanny) Bland Coalter Brown and her husband, Henry Peronneau Brown (1838-1888),  J. Thompson and Cassie Tucker Brown (1890-1920) and Frances Bland Brown and Fleming Sanders (1921-1964).

Edwin Y. Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01069
Scope and Contents

Letters of Edwin Y. Brown, Union officer, to his family describing the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia., with a later manuscript reminiscence of the Peninsular Campaign.

David A. Bucher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B87
Scope and Contents Papers, 1769-1912, including letters, 1861-1874, written to David A. Bucher, dentist of Shade Gap, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and later, of Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginiaa. The letters are from relatives and friends in Bridgewater, Virginia, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Hancock, Maryland, Orbisonia, Carlisle, McConnellsburg, Gettysburg and Round Grove, Pennsylvania and Polk City, Iowa. One letter concerns the Battle of Gettysburg. Collection also includes legal...

Martin Parks Burks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 B91
Scope and Contents

Martin Parks Burks was the deputy sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia. Chiefly accounts, receipts, and business letters of Martin P. Burks, 1798-1866, including records while he was deputy sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia.

Burwell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 B95
Scope and Contents

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

Calfee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C15
Scope and Contents

Papers, chiefly 1858-1889, of the Calfee family of southwest Virginia. Includes letters written from Texas by Calvin J. Calfee and letters written by Confederate soldiers David H. Calfee, James Calfee, L. S. Calfee and William B. Calfee as well as deeds for land in Pulaski and Wythe counties, Virginia. 431 items.

Campbell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C16
Scope and Contents Papers of four generations of the Campbell family of Orange Co., Va. including correspondence of William Campbell (1755-1823). His papers pertain to Revolutionary pensions, bounty land claims, the War of 1812, his superintendency of the Virginia State Penitentary, and his estate and includes a diary of a trip to Kentucky in 1798. There are also papers (correspondence and accounts) of his wife, Mrs. Susan Campbell and their children. The collection includes papers of the Graves family and...

Capers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 C19
Scope and Contents

Letters written to Elizabeth Randolph Braxton of Hanover County, Virginia from John S. Capers of the 7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry, 1863-1865; and after his death from Mary W. (Capers) Thomason of Camden, South Carolina.

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....

Cassimere Churchill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00406
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from Cassimere Churchill, a member of Company E, 9th Cavalry Regiment, New York, to his family while stationed in New York, Washington, D.C. and Virginia during the Civil War. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Virginia, and Williamsburg, Virginia as an artillery guard. He includes descriptions of Yorktown, Va., Manassas, Va. and Washington, D.C. He write about camp life and the surrounding area, as well as his opinions of the war and the Union's...

William Tell Cobb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 98 C63
Scope and Contents Letters of William Tell Cobb (1840-1913), of Mauricetown, New Jersey, and his brother, Edwin Cobb (b. 1838), also of Mauricetown, New Jersey. William Cobb participated in the battles of Fair Oaks and 2nd Manassas while in the Army, and the battle of Fort Fisher while in the Navy; he describes these battles in his letters. Edwin Cobb provides an eyewitness account of the battle between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac". Other topics dealt with in the letters are camp conditions and everyday...

Clifford Currie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.102
Scope and Contents The papers of Clifford Currie consist mostly of speeches made by Currie to various organizations such as the Portsmouth Historical Association, the Middle Plantation Club, and the Williamsburg Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Some of the subjects presented in the speeches include T.J. Jackson, Commodore James Barron, art, and European History. There is also a book review by Currie entitled "Brick, Stone, and Landscape: Four Outstanding Books" available in the...

George Washington Parke Custis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C96
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.

Alexander M. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 D30
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and accounts of Alexander Mathews Davis, lawyer of Grayson County, Va. Includes several Civil War letters.

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Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 9
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American diaries--Women authors 2
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 2
Bedford County (Va.)--History--19th century 2
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Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863 2
Commonplace books 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 14th 2
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Daybooks 2
Deeds 2
Dueling--Virginia 2
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History 2
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Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891 4
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Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 4
Tyler Family 4
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter, 1835-1894 3
Brown, Henry Peronneau, 1883-1942 3
Coalter family 3
Coalter, John, 1769-1838 3
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 3
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889 3
Hope, James Barron, 1829-1887 3
Taliaferro family 3
Tucker 3
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 3
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1896 3
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 3
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893 2
Braxton family 2
Brown family 2
Coalter, Maria Rind, d. 1792 2
Coalter, St. George Tucker, 1809-1839 2
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 2
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 2
Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 2
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert 2
Gilmer, Thomas Walker 2
Harrison family 2
Hughes family. 2
Hughes, Robert William 2
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 2
James River and Kanawha Canal (Va.) 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2
Letcher, John, 1813-1884 2
Powell, Charles Leven (1804-1896) 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Rogers, Powell Burwell, 1909-1976 2
Taliaferro family. 2
Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848 2
Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, 1820-1890 2
Tucker-Coleman Family 2
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 2
Tyler, Robert, 1816-1878 2
United States Senate 2
University of Virginia 2
Virginia House of Delegates 2
Whig Party (U.S.) 2
Wythe, George, 1726-1806 2
Adee, Etta 1
Albree, John 1
Alfriend, Frank H., 1841-1887 1
Alfriend, Frank Heath 1
Allison White and Company 1
Anderson Gallery 1
Anthony, Charles Lewis 1
Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855 1
Austin family 1
Austin, Archibald, 1772-1837 1
Ballantine, Elisha (Rev.) 1
Ballentine family 1
Barker Family 1
Barker family 1
Barker, John H 1
Barker, John H. 1
Barksdale, Claiborne G 1
Barron, James, 1769-1851 1
Battaile family 1
Bedford County (Va.). Sheriff 1
Beeckman, Margaret Gardiner, d. 1857 1
Benjamin, Mary A 1
Blankenship family 1
Blayton, James Blaine, Sr., (Dr.) 1
Booth family 1
Bouton, George 1
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876 1
Brooks, Phillip, 1835-1983 1
Brown, Cassie Dallas Tucker 1
Brown, John Thompson, 1861-1921 1
Brown, John Willcox, 1886- 1
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Bryan, Elizabeth Tucker Coalter, b. 1805 1
Bryan, John Randolph, 1806-1887 1
Bucknell University. English Dept 1
Burks, Martin Parks, fl. 1817-1859 1
Burwell family 1
Burwell, Blair, 1858-1882 1
Byrd, William, 1728-1777 1
Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958 1
Calfee family 1
Calfee, Calvin J. 1
Calfee, David H. 1
Calfee, James 1
Calfee, L. S. 1
Calfee, William B. 1
Campbell family 1
Campbell, Susan, Mrs. 1
Campbell, William, 1755-1823 1
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