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Herbert H. Bateman State Senate Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 83 B31
Scope and Contents Office files, 1968-1982, of Herbert H. Bateman, Virginia Republican State Senator from Newport News. Includes correspondence with constituents and state officials; bills and legislative materials; memorandum; reports; pamphlets; and publications arranged according to subject. The collection contains background information and committee working papers showing Virginia's responses to the energy crisis of the late 1970's and to Ronald Reagan's "New Federalism" programs as well as the...

Borland Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B66
Scope and Contents The Borland, Green, and Godwin families are related in the following manner. George Godwin, son of Jeremiah Godwin, married Fanny Green (whose mother was Mary (Giles) Green) in 1805. Dr. Thomas Wood Borland (d. 1830 or 1831), father of Roscius Cicero Borland, married Harriott Godwin, daughter of Jeremiah Godwin and Sarah (Wilkinson) Godwin.Family correspondence, chiefly 1830-1854, of Mary (Giles) Green and George Godwin of Nansemond County, Virginia; Roscius C. Borland of...

Carter Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 C24
Scope and Contents The collection includes: correspondence and land records of Robert "King" Carter; correspondence and land records of his sons Robert Carter (1704-1731) and Landon Carter (1710-1778); correspondence, accounts, land records and the appointment to the Virginia Council of Robert Carter (1728-1804), son of Robert Carter (1704-1731); correspondence, diaries, land records and accounts of Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1804), son of Landon Carter of Sabine Hall; and correspondence and land records and...

Clarkson A. Collins Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01486
Scope and Contents

Letters to his mother and father about family, health, and politics. He mentions being in law school, his father's upcoming dental procedures and dentures, state politics and the upcoming election, a widow taking in boarders, and the Hell Gate explosion in New York.

Daingerfield Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 D14
Scope and Contents Letters, 1833-1840, from Sallie Withrow Daingerfield at "Belleplane" [or "Belleplain"] Richmond County, Va. to her husband Joseph F. Daingerfield, member of the Virginia House of Delegates; to her sister Margaret A. Withrow at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]; and to her brother John Withrow. Includes letters, 1850-1851, from Edward Randolph Edmunds in London, Eng. and Florence, Italy to his sister Sallie Edmunds (Mrs. Edwin Short Edmunds) describing his travels;...

Theodore Roosevelt Dalton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 81 D17
Scope and Contents Papers, 1933-1978, of Ted Dalton, Virginia state senator, 1944-1959; Republican candidate for governor of Virginia in 1953 and 1957; and U.S. District judge for the Western district of Virginia. Includes correspondence, speeches, news clippings, photographs, recordings, reels of film and legal opinions. Subjects covered include Republican Party politics, the Virginia General Assembly, highways,compulsory automobile insurance, segregation, the Gray Commission Report (Commission on...

John Dawson Letter to Fulwar Skipwith

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Identifier: SC 00495
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Dawson, New York, to Fulwar Skipwith, American Consul, Paris [France] offering congratulations on his marriage to [Evelina Vanden Clooster] and voicing his concerns about  the abuse of the Jefferson administration by the Federal newspapers. Pennsyvania, the South and the West's are with the administration.  Elections in New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Rhode Island and William Short.  Includes typescript. September 19, 1802.

Diary (Vermont and Washington, D.C.)

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Identifier: SC 00949
Scope and Contents

Diary (anonymous), recording a trip from Vermont to Washington, D.C. where the writer attended Senate sessions and reports on the discussion of an abolitionist proposal. He also mentions attending social events with politicians and meeting with President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin Van Buren. The writer seems to have known Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky, who would become Vice President under Van Buren in 1837.

Edward Coles Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 C68
Scope and Contents Typescript copies of letters and extracts, written by Edward Coles (1786-1868), who held the positions of secretary to President James Madison and Governor of Illinois. Subjects covered by the letters include James Madison and the War of 1812; Madison's not emancipating his slaves at his death; the claiming of public lands by individual states; the estate of James Monroe; Andrew Jackson; Thomas Jefferson's authorship of the Ordinance of 1787; and Jefferson's relationship with John Adams....

Floyd-Johnston-Preston Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2002.37
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of the Floyd, Johnston, and Preston families, as well as newspaper articles principally concerning Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Judge Robert William Hughes. The central figures in the collection include Gen. John Preston, his brother Gen. Francis Preston, Gen Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), his niece, Eliza Hughes (1825-1908), and Harriet Lane, niece of President Buchanan. The collection also contains the correspondence of or papers relating to Congressman Charles C....

Garrett Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 69 G19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Garrett family of Williamsburg, Va., concerning family and social news, politics, and the Civil War. Earlier letters deal mainly with business and political news, as several Garrett family members, including Richard R. Garrett, Alexander C. Garrett, and Dr. Robert M. Garrett, were involved in the politics of 19th century Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Robert M. Garrett and his brothers Alexander C. Garrett and B. F. Garrett concerning the sale of "Yardley," Northampton...

Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 78 G54
Scope and Contents The personal papers of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., dating from 1947 to 1978, consist of 24 boxes of correspondence, 1,100 copies of speeches, schedules and appointments. Also included are 40 scrapbooks of news clippings and photographs, 159 citations and plaques, and one box of audiovisual materials, all of which pertain largely to Godwin's personal involvement in the government, political life, activities, organizations and institutions of Virginia during the 30-year period. The majority of the...

Duff Green Letter

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Identifier: SC 00011
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter written by journalist, politician, and then-supporter of President John Tyler, Duff Green. The letter is marked confidential and the recipient is unnamed. It concerns the rumor in Washington, D.C. that the president would veto a forthcoming bank bill, as he had a prior bill, and that his cabinet had agreed to resign if the bill was vetoed. Green also mentions an alternative bank plan developed at the president's request.

Gregory Family Papers

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Identifier: MS 00027
Scope and Contents The Gregory Family papers follow the family of Virginia Governor John Munford Gregory and wife Amanda Wallace through three generations with letters dating from the 1820’s to the 1920’s. Most items are letters between family members and grant insight into the daily activities and concerns of the Gregory family. The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Gregory family and other acquaintances, including members of the John Tyler family. While most letters are of a...

Lawrence D. Griffith Papers

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Identifier: UA 5.086
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of scrapbooks created by Griffith from the 1990s through 2009. The collection also includes copies of Griffith's website "Gryffiddiott.com." Griffith composed an introduction for the collection, which is available in box 1. Two relevant extracts from his introduction: "The scrapbooks that I have given to the College represent my life as a professional, middle-class, middle-aged, completely actualized gay man with HIV who has stridently...

Henry A. Washington Letter

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Identifier: SC 00091
Scope and Contents Four page letter dated February 17, 1847 from Henry Augustine Washington to his mother, Sarah Tayloe Washington.  She was the wife of Lawrence Augustine Washington.  Letter is written from Richmond, Virginia to Mattox Bridge in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  In the letter Washington writes about the sale of corn and grains in the United States as related specifically to the famine in Ireland and England.  He also writes about politics and the issues with Calhoun, the Mexican War, and the...

Henry Clay Letter

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 124, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01760
Content Description

A letter from Henry Clay to Josiah Bigelow. In it, Clay responds to a rumor Bigelow heard about a General Harrison joining the Antimasons. The letter is one page long, and is housed with a cover sheet that served as an envelope, as well as a typed transcription of the text.

Henry Clay Silk Bookmark

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 120
Identifier: SC 01742
Content Description

A silk bookmark printed with an image and a quote of Henry Clay.

Robert William Hughes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H87
Scope and Contents Papers, mainly 1865-1900, of Robert William Hughes (1821-1901), journalist, Republican politician, and United States District Judge, of Abingdon and Norfolk, Va. Included are family momentoes relating to Hughes' foster father, General Edward C. Carrington (1790-1855), and to Mrs. Hughes' father and brother, Charles C. (1795-1832) and John Preston Johnston (1821?-l847), articles written by Hughes on Virginia politics, newspapers, and horses, a few letters to Mrs. Hughes, and a scrapbook...

John Tyler, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 78 T97

G. Walter Mapp Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 84 M32
Scope and Contents Papers, 1895-1935, of George Walter Mapp consisting chiefly his of personal and professional correspondence. Topics in the correspondence include women suffrage, Prohibition, 1918 First District of Virginia Congressional Democratic primary, 1928 presidential election, and the 1929 Virginia gubernatorial Democratic primary. In addition to papers pertaining to Mapp's political career, much of the collection pertains to Mapp's legal practice on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and includes...

Massachusetts State Democratic Party Scrapbook

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Scp1
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1839-1860, of newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning the Democratic Party. The volume includes speeches by Benjamin Franklin Hallett and proceedings of the Massachusetts State Democratic Conventions, 1839 and 1840.

Frank P. McConnell Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M13
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1912-1918, of Frank P. McConnell, president of the Manchester National Bank, Richmond, Va. Mostly letters concerning banking, politics, Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Shriners. Correspondents include Joseph M. Brown, Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Westmoreland Davis, Stanley Hubert Dent, James Thomas Heflin, John Lamb, John Garland Pollard, Joseph Taylor Robinson, Claude A. Swanson, J. Hoge Tyler, S. Heth Tyler, Oscar Wilder Underwood, and John Skelton Williams.

James Monroe (1799-1870) Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 83 M75
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1806-1860, primarily 1823-1845, of James Monroe (1799- 1870). Letters relate to his military career, family life, and politics. Included is correspondence to his uncle, President James Monroe.

Carl Neprud Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2002.50
Scope and Contents

Approximately fifty record storage boxes of Carl Neprud (1889-1976), U.S. government official, consultant in the Far East, personal and professional papers relating to his years in China primarily from the mid 1920s through the 1940s. Includes some material on the Nixon era.

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