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George Washington Parke Custis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C96
Scope and Contents Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.

Dismal Swamp Collection

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 D63
Scope and Contents Transcripts collected ca. 1922 by Earl Gregg Swem in connection with his editing of William Byrd's Description of the Dismal Swamp and a Proposal to Drain the Swamp. Includes land entries made in the Dismal Swamp; petitions, 1763-1785, to the Governor and Council; and papers, 1764-1785, of George Washington concerning the proposed canal in the Dismal Swamp.

J. Luther Kibler Scrapbooks

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Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Ad84-97, Ad97A - 97B
Scope and Contents James Luther Kibler was a historian, author, newspaper correspondent and secretary of the Socialist Party in Virginia. Scrapbooks, ca. 1920-ca. 1940, of James Luther Kibler, of Williamsburg, Va. Scrapbooks contains newspaper clippings of current events pasted onto magazine pages, mostly concerning Virginia and the history of the Williamsburg area. Includes some handwritten and typed notes as well as loose mimeographed copies of radio talks, 1942, given by Elwood Street, Director,...

John Marshall Letters

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Identifier: SC 00134
Scope and Contents A Collection of two letters. Letter, 1833, replies to Lee’s criticisms of the two-volume condensed edition of Marshall’s Life of Washington published in 1832. Battle of Bunker Hill occurred before George Washington took command. Regrets that Champe’s affair was omitted. The statement of Henry Lee (1756-1818) refutes the malignant remark of Thomas Jefferson. Did not have letter of George Washington to Henry Lee, Sr. Changed the account of Hobkirk’s Hill (South...

Frances C. Cosby Nettles Papers

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Identifier: 00/05/UA 5.012
Scope and Contents This collection contains college catalogs, commencement programs, form letters about registration, and other college publications; receipts for post office box and tuition; membership cards for Women Students' Cooperative Government Association and student activities; buttons with busts of George and Martha Washington honoring the bicentennial of Washington's birth; and other material from Nettles' college years.

Office of the President. James Madison Records

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Identifier: UA 2.03
Scope and Contents This collection, Acc. 1980.121, consists of 1 box of biographical material, photostats and transcripts of correspondence, and discourses, including one on the death of George Washington. An inventory is available in the Special Collections Research Center.

William Short Collection

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Sh9 and 1995.33
Scope and Contents Letters, [1772], 1789, 1839, and 1846-1847, of William Short, while a diplomat in France, and later while living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the later letters discussing the settlement of his estate with his nephew, Charles W. Short (1794-1863), of Louisville, Kentucky. Also includes copies of Short's appointment to various diplomatic posts, 1790-1794; a copy of George Washington's letter to the King of Spain explaining Short's departure from Spain, 1796; his will; a genealogical chart...

Bushrod Washington Letter to Tobias Lear

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Identifier: SC 00135
Scope and Contents Thinks John Marshall may be induced to write a biography of George Washington and writes him by the same post. Will also write other gentlemen he and Lear discussed. Encloses two letters which he asks Lear to forward on his behalf concerning the same topic.

Washington Family Devotional Book and Genealogical Notes

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Identifier: SC 0109
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a family history or devotional book with genealogical notes on the Washington family prepared for the members of the Lambeth parish. This item was composed by Margaret Lewis Maupin during the 1940s. This work traces the lineage of the Washington family starting with John Washington, born 1671. Also includes a typed sketch of the author's  family.

George Washington Letter to Jonathan Boucher

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Identifier: UA 75
Scope and Contents Letter dated 7 January 1773, from George Washington of Mt. Vernon to Rev. Jonathan Boucher (tutor to John Parke Custis, Washington's step-son) regarding Washington's suggestions for where Custis should attend college. It includes the following comments about William and Mary: "...I cannot think William and Mary College a desirable place to send Jack Custis to -- the in-attention of the Masters, added to the number of Hollidays is the subject of general complaint... These...