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Galt Papers (III-A)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13 (III-A)
Scope and Contents Papers of Alexander Galt, Jr. and his family.  Mostly correspondence but also includes contracts, financial records, diaries, notebooks, sculptures and ephemera.  Most items written to, or by, Alexander Galt, Jr. when he was living in Florence, Italy.  Alexander Galt's sketchbook which includes photograph of Galt's sketch of General Stonewall Jackson.

Inventory is in Box 1, Folder 1.  Sketchbook is in Box 5.

Sarah Virginia Weight Hinton Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D19
Scope and Contents Diary, 1855-1862, of a child in Norfolk, Va. (apparently dictated to or copied over by her mother) and of her mother. Concerns trips to North Carolina and New York City and to springs in Virginia and records the family's move to a plantation near Richmond, Texas. Includes reports of friends dying in Norfolk during the yellow fever epidemic of 1855 and records the mothers ill health (possibly tuberculosis).

Jesse Jones Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00094
Scope and Contents Six letters from Jesse Jones to his daughter ranging from 1854- 1860.  The letters are from Norfolk, Virginia and are mostly reminders for his daughter to attend church, pray, and read her Bible.  They also mention that he is glad to hear of her improving health.  One references yellow fever in Norfolk.

Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 St9
Scope and Contents Collection includes a lot of genealogical notes and copies of wills compiled by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs but also report cards, class notes, and letters of different Stubbs family members. An oration delivered by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs, Sr. before the Phoenix Literary Society is also included as well as his application for the professorship at William & Mary. There are letters written William Carter Stubbs while a student at William & Mary,letters of John Catlett Stubbs while studying...

D. J. Watkins Yellow Fever Epidemic Papers

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Identifier: SC 01425
Scope and Contents Correspondence, telegrams, bills, and reports concerning a yellow fever epidemic outbreak in the town of Macclenny, Baker County, Florida. D. J. Watkins was the mayor of that town and the papers concern his appeal and efforts to care of the hundreds affected by the illness. Correspondence and replies include those from Clara Barton, then President of the American Red Cross, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

John H. Watrous Letter

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Identifier: SC 01485
Content Description Four page letter addressed to Cousin Sarah from Richmond, Va. Watson describes the abundance of food and goes into great detail of the description of their cook. His choice of words are a gross exaggeration of her appearance and quite offensive. He also mentions attending an auction selling enslaved individuals. He writes that all of the ladies for sale were dressed quite elegantly and fetched a large sum. In his closing comments he mentions that he feels well suited to the area like it...