Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 26 - 50 of 80

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Ew3
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials dated 1784-1934. It includes correspondence, legal papers, and accounts, chiefly 1830-1892, of Benjamin S. Ewell, professor at the U.S. Military Academy, Hampden-Sydney College, Washington and Lee College, and the College of William and Mary (which he served as acting president, 1848-1849, and president, 1854-1888). Letters from Ewell during the Civil War when he was assistant adjutant-general to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston are included as well. Among the...
Dates: 1784-1934; Majority of material found in 1830-1892

First Baptist Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00341
Content Description

This collection is formed of materials created by the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, dating from the mid-1800s to the present day. Inculded in this collection are church records such as member rolls, meeting minutes, photographs, bibles, building blueprints, and audio visual materials.

Dates: 1866 - 2017

Galt Papers (I)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers; 1745-1892; of the Galt family of Williamsburg, Virginia. Papers primarily concern the Galt family's work at the Eastern State Hospital, including apothecary shop daybooks, account books, medical daybooks, clinical notebooks, weather diaries, commonplace books, reports, medical notes, lecture notes, correspondence, and other. The personal papers consist of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, school notes, financial papers, memoirs, and other material....
Dates: 1745-1892

Galt Papers (II)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13 (II)
Scope and Contents Papers, 1840-1862, of John M. Galt II concerning his work at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence, reports, clinical notes, medical diaries, financial papers, and printed material. Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were added to the collection in 2011 and are in Box 17. The subject matter is mental health with topics such as insanity, murder, suicide and criminal behavior.  Some clippings are about Eastern State Hospital (Virginia...
Dates: 1840-1862

Galt Papers (III)

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 78 G73
Scope and Contents The collection covers the dates 1750-1982 and consists chiefly of the personal and business correspondence, financial and legal documents, literary documents, and family history and genealogy notes of the Galt family. The collection also contains clippings, photographs, and personal mementos such as artifacts. Negatives have been added to Galt III, Group XI, Box IV, folder 44. Some material pertaining to William R. Galt is filed in 78 G73 Galt Family Papers III,...
Dates: 1750-1991

Geddy-Harris Archive Records

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2013.112
Scope and Contents

This collection contains deeds, abstracts of title, wills, and other legal documents from the law firm of Geddy, Harris, Franck & Hickman in Williamsburg, Virginia. The bulk of the material consists of abstracts of title to real property located in Williamsburg, Virginia, and nearby counties, including the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, from the 1920s to the 1950s, as well as deeds to properties in Williamsburg and nearby counties from the 1880s to the 1950s.

Dates: 1773-1959; Majority of material found in 1890-1940

George E. Waltrip Ledgers and Daybooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00084
Scope and Contents

14 bound ledgers and day books written by George E. Waltrip for the years, 1890, 1895, 1898, 1901, 1906, 1908, 1917, 1923-1924, 1929, 1932-1934.  Waltrip was a resident of Williamsburg in James City County when he wrote in his books.  The books give an account of the weather, hunting, travel to local areas, including Richmond, and also of the overall dealings of a farmer, merchant, and fisherman from the Williamsburg area.

Dates: 1890-1934

Goodrich Durfey Estate Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01063
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a ledger of accounts for the Goodrich Durfey Estate, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The estate sold flour, corn, feed, livestock, and other supplies to the Williasmburg community. Some of the accounts listed include the Eastern State Asylum, President of William & Mary Benjamin S. Ewell, John Dix, Robert Saunders, John M. Galt, and Richard M. Bucktrout.

Dates: 1859-1870

Mollie M. Graves Letters (Photostats)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01249
Scope and Contents

Photostatic copies (likely made circa 1965-1970) of letters written to Mollie M. Graves in Charles City Courthouse, who recently left Williamsburg, Virginia, from friends and relatives who reside in Williamsburg.  The letters are addressed in care of Robert W. Graves.

Signatures of letter writers include E.B. Bowman, Martha  and Cousin Sallie.  4 letters.

Dates: circa 1965-1970

Hall Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 90 H14
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of the Hall and Moore families of New York, Richmond, Va. and Williamsburg, Va. Includes wills, estate papers, legal and financial transactions, 1810-1915, of Jacob Hall, Sarah Hall and Cunningham Hall; and Bishop Richard Channing Moore, Virginia Moore, Harriet Glenworth Moore, Margaretta Moore and Louise Moore. Contains correspondence, 1854-1876, between Zebulon S. Farland and Ellen Douglas Gordon Farland; letters, 1906-1928, to Margaret (Farland)...
Dates: 1810-2007 and undated

Leonard Henley, Jr. Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00935
Scope and Contents 2002.59 This collection is composed of an account book, 1872-1873, kept by Leonard Henley, Jr. a druggist in Williamsburg, Virginia. The account book includes names of residents who had accounts. Henley's store sold other merchandise as well as medicine. 160 p. ; 35 cm. x 21 cm. 2005.19 Leonard Henley artifacts. Civil War artifacts of Dr. Leonard Henley, of Williamsburg, including candle, shoulder strap, $5 Confederate bill, minie ball, Tredegar Iron Works...
Dates: 1872-1873

Caroline Homassel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H75
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1796-1811, of Mrs. Caroline Homassel of Williamsburg, Va. to family and friends with comments on Williamsburg.

Dates: 1796-1811

Ned Hoxie Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00531
Scope and Contents Letters 18 March and 17-30 May 1862, written by Ned Hoxie, Camp Brightwood, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, [Va.] while serving in a Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The letters are to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Hoxie, Northampton, Massachusetts and concern the fighting in Virginia, the occupation of a Tyler family home, and also mention picking up weapons from the Battle of Williamsburg. The letterhead is stamped with "The Shield of Liberty, 1776-1861" on...
Dates: 1862 March 18, May 17

John Hulit and Charles correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01819
Content Description

Content warning: The John Hulit and Charles correspondence contains racist language. The materials have been processed for fair use and research purposes.

A letter sent to John Hulit of James City County, Virginia from Charles, last name unknown, dated December 7, 1851. The letter provides a general description of Williamsburg, Virginia in regards to hunting. Derogative terminology used to describe Black people is contained in this letter.

Dates: 1851 December 7

Independence Day Oration

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00972
Scope and Contents

A manuscript speech addressed to "Friends and Fellow Citizens of Williamsburgh" on 4th of July, 1825.

Not clear if city of Williamsburg, Virginia or another city.

Dates: 1825 July 4

James City County and City of Williamsburg Personal Property Tax Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 68 J23
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 69 Property Tax Books and 3 Land Tax Books for James City County, Virginia, 1866-1948, and 42 Property Tax Books and 2 Land Tax Books for Williamsburg, Virginia, 1865-1927. Most years contain two sections within one book:  one section for "White" property owners and one section for "Colored" property owners.  Many of the James City County records have separate books or are divided into Powhatan, Jamestown and Stone House districts.  For the years...
Dates: 1865-1949

James City County Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00241
Scope and Contents The James City County Oral History Collection holds two copies of transcripts and one corresponding cassette tapes of the Oral History Project directed by Robinette Fitzsimmon of the James City County Historical Commission. The collections includes interviews of residents of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and York County, Virginia.  Topics range from education to farming to Eastern State Hospital.  Time periods covered begin with family memories from the Revolutionary War to...
Dates: 1983-1986; Majority of material found in 1984

John Adams Dix Letter to Henry A. Wise

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00649
Scope and Contents

Letter, dated April 28, 1863, from Union Major General John Adams Dix to Confederate General Henry A. Wise requesting he stop the attacks on the Union-held insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dix writes that, although the asylum is under the control of the Union, there have been repeated attack by officers of the Confederacy on its employees and residents. Dix also mentions he has directed General Keyes to re-occupy Williamsburg.

Dates: 1863 April 28

Henley Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00187
Scope and Contents Contains ledgers, 1857-1901, of Henley T. Jones, Jr., of Williamsburg, Virginia. Henley Jones operated a drug store in Williamsburg, and the ledgers contain the records of his business, including the name of the patron, what the purchased, and the price, from 1873 to 1878. Includes records of Jones' business with Eastern State Hospital, then called Eastern Lunatic Asylum. There is also records of Jones' dealing with African American customers. Also includes the settlement of the estate,...
Dates: 1857-1901

King's Daughters. Kate Custis Circle (Williamsburg, Va.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 71 K61, 2008.134, 2010.330
Scope and Contents Mss. 71 K61 includes the records of the Kate Custis Circle of the King's Daughters of Williamsburg, Virginia: a printed history of the circle by Estelle H. Smith; minutes of the circle meetings; correspondence; newspaper clippings; photographs; minutes of state convention meetings; programs of state conventions; scrapbooks; and leaflet concerning Estelle H. Smith. Mss. Acc. 2008.134 (Box 5) includes journal records from 1913-1933. Mss. Acc. 2010.330 (Box 6) includes...
Dates: 1893-1970

Lee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1993.06-01 and Mss. Acc. 1995.27
Scope and Contents Mss. Acc. 1993.06-01, Series 1 - 4: Papers and photographs of the Edward Myers Lee Family of Williamsburg, Virginia. Lee graduated from the College of William and Mary, as did many of his children.  An album has photos of a May Pole in front of the Williamsburg Court House on Duke of Gloucester St. The papers include material for some of his children, particulary Elizabeth Mallory Lee (Mrs. John Walston Henderson), Peticolas Lee (Mrs. Robert Edward Lee), Mary King Lee, and Edward M. Lee. ...
Dates: 1858-1976; Majority of material found in 1900-1950

Bishop James Madison Letter to James Breckenridge, 1805 December 20

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 62, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 00973
Scope and Contents

Letter; 20 December 1805, Bishop James Madison, Williamsburg, to James Breckenridge, Botetourt County, Va. Concerns defending Madison against a claim to deprive him of land surveyed near Guyandot Falls by Breckinridge. Asks Breckinridge to discount fee at next College [of William and Mary] settlement. Also concerns Madison's Map of Virginia (1807) and a new method of taking latitudes.

Dates: 1805 December 20

Bishop James Madison Papers, Photostats

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Pst
Scope and Contents Photostats of correspondence, 1777-1812, of Bishop James Madison, President of College of William & Mary, with Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Joseph C. Cabell, St. George Tucker, and others.  These copies are from originals housed in various libraries:  Harvard College Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, University of the South, Church Historical Society in Austin, Texas, Maryland Historical Society, Chicago Historical Society, Yale University and the Free Library of Philadelphia. ...
Dates: 1777-1812

James Madison, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M26
Scope and Contents Dates; 1792-1831, 1931; document and correspondence (some are copies). Includes letters between James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) and his son President James Madison, Jr., his brother Bishop James Madison, Josiah Quincy, Robert Walsh, and others. Also includes engravings and prints of Madison and a "Report of the Overseers of Harvard University" commenting of the new constitution recently submitted to the people of Virginia. Letters discuss politics, family life in Virginia, religion, and other...
Dates: 1792-1832, 1931

Margaret Newbold Thorpe's "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher" and "Life in North Carolina"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01457
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher", an account by a missionary school teacher, Margaret Newbold Thorpe, who taught black students at Fort Magruder and in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1866-1867. Photostatic copy of "Life in North Carolina," September 1869-1870, an account written by Margaret Newbold Thorpe Stokes about Warrenton, North Carolina. The accounts were apparently written in 1881 and 1907.The photostatic copies were likely made in 1951, when gifted...
Dates: 1951

Filtered By

  • Subject: Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Subject
Correspondence 30
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century 19
College of William and Mary--History--19th century 18
Photographs 17
Financial records 13
∨ more
Account books 12
Diaries 11
Legal documents 11
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 10
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History 7
Merchants--Virginia--Williamsburg 7
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 7
Williamsburg (Va.)--Social life and customs 7
African Americans--Virginia--Williamsburg 6
Certificates 6
James City County (Va.)--History--19th century 6
Ledgers (Accounting) 6
Letters (correspondence) 6
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century 6
African Americans--Virginia--Williamsburg--History 5
Scrapbooks 5
College of William and Mary--History--20th century 4
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Episcopal Church--Virginia--History--19th century 4
Genealogy 4
Manuscripts (document genre) 4
Minutes 4
Receipts (financial records) 4
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 4
Williamsburg (Va.)--History 4
Clippings (information artifacts) 3
College of William and Mary--Students 3
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century 3
Mental illness--Treatment--History 3
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century 3
Newspapers 3
Notebooks 3
Photocopies 3
Poems 3
Publications 3
Reports 3
Slavery--Virginia--19th century 3
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 3
United States--History--War of 1812 3
Williamsburg (Va.)--Colonial Period--History 3
Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862 3
Women--Education--Virginia 3
African Americans--Medical care--Virginia 2
African Americans--Virginia--History--19th century 2
Checks (bank checks) 2
College of William and Mary--Faculty and Staff 2
College of William and Mary--History--18th century 2
College of William and Mary--Presidents--Dwellings--History 2
Daybooks 2
Diplomas 2
Elections--Virginia 2
Engravings (Prints) 2
Episcopal Church--Virginia--Clergy--19th century 2
Episcopal Church--Virginia--Clergy--20th century 2
History of the College 2
James City County (Va.)--History 2
James City County (Va.)--History--20th century 2
Jamestown (Va.)--History--19th century 2
Jamestown (Va.)--History--20th century 2
Journals (accounts) 2
Laboratory notebooks 2
Marriage--Virginia 2
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions 2
Mental illness--Treatment--United States 2
Mental illness--United States 2
Mentally ill--Care 2
Morticians 2
Music--Virginia--Williamsburg. 2
Pamphlets 2
Pharmacists--Virginia--Williamsburg 2
Powder Magazine (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
Printed ephemera 2
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 2
Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century 2
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century 2
Slides (photographs) 2
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals 2
Warwick County (Va.)--History 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--Photographs 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--Post Office 2
Women teachers 2
Women--History--Virginia 2
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 2
Women--Virginia--Williamsburg--Social conditions--19th century 2
World War, 1914-1918 2
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
York County (Va.)--History 2
York County (Va.)--History--19th century 2
Yorktown (Va.)--History--19th century 2
Accounts 1
African Americans 1
African Americans--Education--Virginia 1
African Americans--Medical care--Virginia--Williamsburg 1
+ ∧ less
 
Language
German 1
 
Names
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 9
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 8
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 7
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 5
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 4
∨ more
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 4
Galt family 3
Galt, John Minson, 1819-1862 3
Madison, James, 1749-1812 3
Bright, Robert Anderson, 1839-1904 2
Cole, Henry Denison, 1856-1938 2
Coleman family 2
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 2
Eastern Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 2
Ewell, Elizabeth S., 1814- 2
Galt, Alexander D. II, 1827-1863 2
Galt, Elizabeth Judith, 1816-1854 2
Galt, John Minson, 1744-1808 2
Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2
McCandlish, Robert 2
Saunders, Robert, 1805-1868 2
Sheldon, Jacob D. 2
Southall family 2
Tucker 2
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 2
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 2
Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
Armistead Family 1
Armistead, Cary Champion, d. 1944 1
Armistead, Dora Travis, 1890-1979 1
Armistead, Rowland Cara 1
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities--History. 1
Banister, Anne Blair 1
Bannister family 1
Barranger & Company, Inc. 1
Barraud Family 1
Barraud family 1
Barraud, Ann Blaws Hansford, 1760-1836 1
Barraud, Ann Blaws, 1760-1836 1
Barraud, Daniel Cary, 1790-1867 1
Barraud, John Taylor, 1826-1860 1
Barraud, Otway Byrd, b. 1801 1
Barraud, Philip, 1758-1830 1
Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841 1
Beale family 1
Begg family 1
Bell, Charles Heyer, 1798-1875 1
Blackstone Female Institute (Va.) 1
Blair family 1
Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, ca. 1718-1770 1
Bowden, Lemuel Jackson. 1
Bowdoin family 1
Bowdoin, Susan, d. 1835 1
Bozarth family 1
Braithwaite family 1
Braithwaite, Adelia Bucktrout 1
Braxton family 1
Bright family 1
Bright family. 1
Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1943 1
Bright, Samuel Francis 1
Bucktrout Cemetery (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Bucktrout family 1
Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856 1
Charles, John S., 1851-1930 1
Coke, Richard, 1790-1851 1
Cole Family 1
Coleman, Mary Haldane Begg, 1875-1967 1
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 1
College of William and Mary. Office of the President 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Volunteer Regiment, 32nd 1
Darling, James S. 1
Davison, Alida Wilson 1
Deneufville, John Augustine 1
Dew, Thomas R. (Thomas Roderick), 1802-1846 1
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879 1
Dixon (Dr.) 1
Dovell, Grover Ashton, 1885-1949 1
Edloe, Henry 1
Ewell family 1
First Baptist Church of Williamsburg 1
Galt, James, 1741-1800 1
Galt, Mary Meares, 1885-1978 1
Galt, Rogers Harrison 1
Galt, Sallie, 1822-1880 1
Geddy, Vernon M., Jr 1
Goodrich, E. E., (Mrs.) 1
Haldane, Isabella 1
Hall, Channing Moore, III 1
Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856- 1
Hall, John Lesslie, Jr., 1891-1978 1
Harland, Marion, 1830-1922. Alone 1
Holmes, George Frederick, 1820-1897 1
Homassel, Caroline, fl. 1804-1811 1
Horner family 1
James City County Historical Commission 1
Jenkins, Minnie Braithwaite 1
Kate Custis Circle (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Kimbrough, Janet C. (Janet Coleman) 1
+ ∧ less