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Cole-Lane Collection

Identifier: MS 00059
Scope and Contents Collection includes materials related to the Lane and Cole families of Williamsburg, Virginia including wills, voting ballots, property reciepts, deeds, photographs, contracts, estate documents, invitations, diaries, and correspondence. The materials detail the political, economic and social issues in Williamsburg during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Specific Virginia properties are named, i.e. "Lilliput" and "Lightview." The emancipation of named enslaved...

William Waller Letter to Mr. Tazewell

Identifier: SC 00591
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Waller, Williamsburg, [Virginia] to "Dear Sir" [Mr. Tazewell] about Tazewell's payment of a debt to Dr. Waller (father of William Waller) and on the Whigs who "have beaten us in the county election." He saw (Gaw Matt?) and "all were well with him on the river...depredation of moles, grasshoppers." April 29, 1848.

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