Letters, 1727-1728, received by John Allen of Virginia ["On James River"]. Includes letter, 1727 October 30, of Edward Randolph, London, England to Allen concerning sale of Allen's tobacco; and letter, 1728 September 11, of James Brad[ly?], London, England to Allen concerning goods shipped and sale of tobacco.
Photostat copy of the memorandum book, 1775-1820, of Alexander Balmaine, clergyman, of Christ Church, Winchester, Va. which contains lists of church members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in Winchester and vicinity. It also includes scattered accounts and correspondence.
Typed carbon transcript from a draft of John Bartram's journal of a trip to Maryland and Virginia in 1738. Note on transcript "most important, never published in full, EGS." EGS is Earl Gregg Swem. Another note states, "the journey of 1738, which is outlined in [William] Darlington, letter to [Peter] Collinson, December 1738. See 'Brothers of the Spade' [by E.G. Swem]." Includes notes and correspondence on John Bartram by Earl Gregg Swem in 1926.
Bill of sale, dated 24 April 1765, for African-American woman named Mondo from Martha Vernor to Benjamin Garrison. Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Alexander Munro.
Ledger of John Blair who was an iron founder and merchant in Grayson County, Va.
Negative photostats of papers, 1730-1817, of the Bray Associates, a division of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which was instrumental in providing libraries for the churches in America and setting up schools for the Christian education of free and enslaved Black children.
One letter from John Brown of Philadelphia to his brother, James Brown. The letter concerns life in the military. Brown describes the conduct of Benjamin Logan, Colonel of the Kentucky County, Virginia militia, the sale of Brown's property on Potts Creek in Virginia, and the possible resignation of General Arthur St. Clair from the army.
Letter, 1782 March 8, from Carter Braxton to Messrs. Wadsworth & Carter, Williamsburg, Va. Reports that he is sending corn.
Letter by Charles Carter, Ludlow Farm, to Edmund Pendleton 23 August 1783. Concerns the sale of lands belonging to Carter's grandfather Robert "King" Carter, to pay off Charles Carter's debts to the estate of John Robinson being administered by Pendleton.
Documents, prints, and heraldry pertaining to Virginia governors from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes letters and documents signed by John Murray, Robert Brooke, James Wood, Beverly Randolph, Patrick Henry, Edmund Andros, Jeffrey Amherst, Norborne Berkeley, Robert Hunter, Francis Fauquier, Earl De La Warr, James Blair, and Robert Dinwiddie among others. Also included in the collection are prints, coats of arms, and commemorative coins.