6 page letter from Mr. Nesmith to his sister from Vicksburg, Mississippi. He describes rowing with a friend along the river, working, and writes a lot about society, politics, and his impression of African American life since the Civil War.
Scrapbook, 1876-1884, of an unidentified person which contains newspaper clippings on the political parties and presidential candidates.
Correspondence, 1869-1873, of John S. Wise concerning the application of his brother Doctor Richard A. Wise for positions as professor at the College of William and Mary, and at the University of Virginia; and as superintendent at the Central Lunatic Asylum, Richmond, Va. Correspondents include William E. Cameron, John W. Daniel, Benjamin S. Ewell, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John S. Mosby, Charles S. Venable and Richard A. Wise.