This collection contains a list of lots in the first district of Virginia with their improvements, dwelling houses and slaves. The lots were owned by Joseph Bell and Andrew Kincannon, Jr. They were located at Cripple Creek, Wythe County, Virginia, on the southside of Lick Mountain, and the north side of Iron Mountain. Including in the list are iron furnaces, forges, houses, barns, and fourteen male slaves valued at $5,600.
This collection includes a variety of material formats and subjects from throughout the College's history.
Account book, 1833-1861, of William Faber, miller, Nelson County, Va. Concerns flour mill, sawmill and blacksmith work. Includes list, 1853-1859, of slaves hired out.
Letters, 1827-1855, written to John "Jack" Fitzgerald of "Walnut Hill," Nottoway County, Va. Letters written by Thomas Branch and Bros. of Petersburg, Va, his brother, William Fitzgerald (House of Delegates, Richmond, Va.) and Winfree Williamson of Richmond, Va.
Topics and genre include bills, family news, legal matters, invoices and account statements of items sold, prices and commission information and correspondence concerning the selling of slaves.
A document signed by G. Lamb, Goverment Agent, Richmond, VA, for the receipt of the slave, Jack, owned by John J. Ferris, to work on fortifications at and near Richmond, by order of Lt. Col. Walter Husted Stevens, Chief Engineer, D.N.V.
The collection consists of one letter written by a Union soldier named Herbert George Bond at Union Mills, Virginia to his brother in Dummerston, Vermont. It describes the illness and death of a fellow soldier, the arrival of a slave fleeing from Richmond at their camp, and Bond's expectation that his troop will travel to Fredericksburg.
Hand written receipt signed by J. M. Martin of an agreement for him to pay Sally A. H. Hunter two hundred and seventy dollars for the hire of Joe, Austin, and Beverly, slaves owned by her, for work on his farm for the year 1862. In addition, Martin agreed to clothe them well, and return them with a hat and blanket each at the end of the year.