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Thomas Russell Bowden Letter

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.119
Scope and Contents

Letter written by Thomas Russell Bowden to the editor of New England Magazine on May 16, 1892 in response to an article published in December 1891 as to "Why the South was defeated in the Civil War."  Bowden requests the opportunity to submit a written response to the article and includes his thoughts regarding the South and specifically Virginia as well as his longstanding familial ties to both the state, Williamsburg, and the College of William and Mary.

Dates: 1892 May 16

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.

Dates: 1827-1870

B.R. Linkous Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00290
Scope and Contents

B.R. Linkous, Lt.(?) Colonel Commanding, 36th Virginia Regiment, Camp near Charleston, W. Va., to Colonel John McCausland, Commanding 4th Brigade. Reports on the 36th Virginia Regiment's march from Camp Dickinson to Charleston.



Dates: 1862 September 18

Bradney Griffin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00031
Scope and Contents

The letter from Bradney Griffin, South Mills, N.C., to an unknown recipient is entitled "Escape of 80 Confederate Officers. Their Pursuit by the Mounted Rifles. A Six Day's Scout. Capture of Horses, Mules. Griffin discusses the escape of the soldiers who were being marched to Fort Delaware and describes the recovery efforts over the ensuing days. Negative and positive photostats.

Dates: 1863 June 28

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...
Dates: 1790-1929

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,...
Dates: 1791-1920

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).

Dates: 1838-1964

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.

Dates: circa 1862

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...
Dates: 1769-1912

Bucktrout-Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00142
Scope and Contents Papers of Richard M. Bucktrout, merchant and mortician in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence, receipts, financial papers, records of soldiers killed at the Battle of Williamsburg and legal papers, dated 1855 to 1869. List of deaths at the Seminary Hospital from July to November 1861 in Williamsburg, Virginia and coffins made for soldiers dying in Williamsburg in July-August 1861.The business papers of Sydney Smith, dated 1874 to 1929.Lists names of people...
Dates: 1855-1929

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.

Dates: 1798-1866

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

Dates: 1853-1911

C. Johnson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00302
Scope and Contents

Letter from C. Johnson, Attorney at Law, Staunton, Va. to British Consul, no place. He wishes to apply for certificate of citizenship for a subject of Great Britain living nearby.

Dates: 1863 August 8

C.A. Sanford Telegram

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00316
Scope and Contents

Message from C.A. Sanford, Petersburg, Va., to Capt. John Moncure Robinson, Richmond, Va. In response to Maj. Branch showing him part of a letter about "the Comet," he will rent the [railroad?] engine to Mr. Gill if he wishes but do not expect them to work it or his road in any other way.

Dates: 1865 January 26

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.

Dates: 1812-1919; Majority of material found in 1859-1889

Calvin Myers Letter of Discharge

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00415
Scope and Contents

The letter declares the discharge of Private Calvin Myers, Co. A, 1st Regiment, Wise Legion, due to neuralgia and rheumatism. The discharge is signed by D.A. Smith, Surgeon.

Dates: 1861 November 9

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...
Dates: 1726-1920

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.

Dates: 1863-1874

C. W. Carmer Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2013.004
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, 1864-1878, comprised of newspaper clippings from New York City pasted over a handwritten ledger.  A majority of clippings are literary in nature and include short stories, household dramas, fairy tales, and humor.  Several advertisements for theater productions are collected here as well.  Articles on current events are interspersed throughout the scrapbook.  Of particular note are a special report on the fall of Atlanta in 1864, coverage of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in...
Dates: 1864-1878; Majority of material found in 1864-1870

Carter Harrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00267
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1834-1861, of Carter Henry Harrison of Elkora, Cumberland County, Virginia. Includes letters about his father, Carter Henry Harrison, Sr., and his mother, Janetta Harrison, as well as his wife, Alice Harrison. Letters typically deal with the finances of Elkora and then with the preparations and operations of the Civil War.

Dates: 1834-1861

Harriette Cary Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D24
Scope and Contents

Diary, May 6-July 23, 1862, of Harriette Cary which concerns the occupation of Williamsburg, Va. by Union troops following the Battle of Williamsburg. 27 p. Also includes a partial transcription published in Tylers' Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume IX (1928) and reprinted by Kraus Reprint Corporation (1967) as well as correspondence with a descendant.

Dates: 1862

Ella Casaday Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00392
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Ella Casaday of Tompkins County, New York, who was approximately 17 years old during 1864. She writes about the Civil War and its effects on her hometown, including political parties, hearing a "war sermon," the election of 1864, and other actions of Lincoln. She also wrote about her daily life, including religion, her schooling, a marriage between two African Americans, and relationships with friends and family. Finally, the diary also includes mention...
Dates: 1864

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....
Dates: 1865-1921

Certificate of Disability for Furlough, A.H. Jackson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00411
Scope and Contents

The Letter declares Lieutenant Colonel A.H. Jackson, 31st Virginia Regiment, unfit for duty due for 90 days to a hip bone injury. The certificate is signed by David G. Houston, Natural Bridge, Virginia.

Dates: 1862 October 27

Chappelear Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C38
Scope and Contents Papers, 1876-1959, of Benjamin Curtis Chappelear including manuscript and printed maps of Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, and Warren counties, Va.; Virginia state maps; United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Maps of areas in Virginia and West Virginia; notes concerning land records and manuscript volumes which include account books collected by Chappelear of blacksmiths, farmers, postmasters, students, tanners, and operators of general stores. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1788-1959

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United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 279
Correspondence 101
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 41
Financial records 35
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Legal documents 28
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 27
Photographs 26
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 23
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives--Union. 21
Account books 19
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries 17
Receipts (financial records) 16
Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862 16
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives 15
Peninsular Campaign, 1862 13
Slavery--Virginia--19th century 13
Letters (correspondence) 12
Typescripts 12
Poems 11
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 11
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 11
Scrapbooks 11
United States-- History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans 11
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate. 10
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century 10
College of William and Mary--History--19th century 9
Manuscripts (document genre) 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons 9
American Civil War, 1861-1865 8
Genealogy 8
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Virginia 8
Reports 8
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 8
United States--History--War of 1812 8
United States--Politics and Government 8
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 8
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 8
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 7
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century 7
United States--History--Mexican War, 1845-1848 7
United States--Slavery 7
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century 6
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 31st 6
Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862 6
Maps 6
Military discharges--1860-1870. 6
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 6
Orders (military records) 6
Publications 6
Speeches 6
Transcripts 6
Virginia--Maps 6
West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
Agendas (administrative records) 5
American poetry--19th century 5
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 5
College of William and Mary--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 5
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century 5
Notebooks 5
Siege of Petersburg, Va. (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign), 1864-1865 5
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century 5
Virginia--History--19th century 5
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va.,1862 4
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 14th 4
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States 4
Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century 4
Fort Monroe (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 4
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 4
Goochland County (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Military records 4
Newspapers 4
Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Pamphlets 4
Photostats 4
Portsmouth (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Rockingham County (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Slavery--Southern States--History 4
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives. 4
United States. Navy--History--Civil War 4
Virginia--Genealogy 4
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 4
Virginia--Politics and Government--19th century 4
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century 4
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.) 4
African Americans--Virginia--Williamsburg 3
Agriculture--Virginia--History 3
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862 3
Augusta County (Va.)--History--19th century 3
Certificates 3
Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863 3
College of William and Mary--History--20th century 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 1st. 3
Cotton trade--Southern States--History--19th century 3
Daybooks 3
Diplomas 3
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French 4
German 2
Italian 1
 
Names
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 10
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 7
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 5
Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 5
McCausland, John 5
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Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 4
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 4
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891 4
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 family 3
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 3
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 3
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889 3
Hope, James Barron, 1829-1887 3
James River and Kanawha Canal (Va.) 3
Jenkins, Albert Gallatin 3
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 3
Taliaferro family 3
Tucker 3
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 3
Washington family 3
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 3
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876 3
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893 2
Braxton family 2
Brown family 2
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
Coalter, Maria Rind, d. 1792 2
Coalter, St. George Tucker, 1809-1839 2
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 2
Confederate States of America. Army. 2
Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 2
Fitzhugh family 2
Fitzhugh, H. 2
Floyd, John Buchanan, 1806-1863 2
Gilmer, Thomas Walker 2
Harrison family 2
Hughes family 2
Hughes, Robert William 2
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2
Johnson, Bradley T., b. 1829 2
Lee family 2
Letcher, John, 1813-1884 2
Loring, William Wing 2
Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871 2
Powell, Charles Leven (1804-1896) 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Robertson Hospital (Richmond, Va.) 2
Robinson, John M. (John Moncure), 1835-1893 2
Rogers, Powell Burwell, 1909-1976 2
Taliaferro family. 2
Tompkins, Sally Louisa, 1833-1916 2
Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848 2
Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, 1820-1890 2
Tucker-Coleman Family 2
Tyler family 2
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1896 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
Adams, J. M. 1
Adee, Etta 1
Albree, John 1
Alfriend, Frank H., 1841-1887 1
Alfriend, Frank Heath 1
Allen, James H. 1
Allison White and Company 1
Allkind, John O. 1
Anderson Gallery 1
Anthony, Charles Lewis 1
Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855 1
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities--History. 1
Atlanta (Ironclad) 1
Aubin, Joshua Harris 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
Baytop family 1
Baytop, Lucy Taliaferro Catlett 1
Bedford County (Va.). Sheriff 1
Beeckman, Margaret Gardiner, d. 1857 1
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