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Jeffery Amherst Commission as Virginia Governor

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00461
Scope and Contents

Contemporary copy of Jeffery Amherst's appointment as His Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colonial of Virginia. September 1759.

Philip L. Barbour Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 89 Bar 23
Scope and Contents Papers, 1935-1980, of historian and scholar Philip Lemont Barbour (1898-1980), including research notes for his historical writings on the settlement of North America. Most articles, clippings and notes concern those people associated with Captain John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Notes were also used in the audio production, "The Jamestown Saga; the Founding of the American Colony in the Words of the Colonists," written by Philip L. Barbour and Nigel...

Blair Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 68s B57
Scope and Contents An artificial collections of papers concerning the Blair family of Williamsburg. Includes land grant, 1741, signed by James Blair (1655-1743); document, 1768, signed by John Blair (1689-1771) concerning Loudoun County, Va. justices of the peace; depositions, 1787 and n.d., of John Blair (1732-1800) concerning a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Chatham County, Ga. (Margaret Eustace vs. Seth John Cuthbert) which concerned the estate of his brother, James Blair (1741-1772); deposition, November...

Jonathan Boucher Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 93 B66
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Jonathan Boucher, Anglican clergyman of Virginia, Maryland, and England. He was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution and later a prominent figure among conservatives in the Anglican church in England. His principle correspondents in this collection include John James, James Maury, Charles Daubeny, Sir Frederick Morton Eden, William Knox, and William Stevens. The principle subjects covered by this collection include Virginia social customs and...

Carter Braxton Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00645
Scope and Contents

Receipt, 1770, signed by Carter Braxton for land sold belonging to the estate of George Carter.

Alexander Brown Papers (I)

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 B83
Scope and Contents Inventory contains the papers of Alexander Brown (1843-1906), farmer, merchant and author who lived in Nelson County, Virginia. Includes correspondence relating to his books, The Genesis of the United States, The First Republic in America, The Cabells and Their Kin, New Views, and other correspondence and business papers of Brown including letters...

William Byrd Letter

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Identifier: SC 00479
Scope and Contents

Letter concerns having eaten wild fowl sent by the recipient and the use of buckles to bring his feet into "humane [sic] shape, which are as long as any munkys [monkey's ?]." The letter is dated "February 17 1741/2," noting the different calendar used by the English during this time, in which the new year didn't begin until Lady Day (March 25).

Cabell Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 C12
Scope and Contents Accounts, surveys and correspondence, chiefly 1743-1823, of members of the Cabell family of Albemarle and Amherst counties, Virginia.Includes accounts and land transactions, 1733-1754, of Dr. William Cabell (1699-1774) as well as letters written to him concerning medical treatment.Also includes accounts, surveys of Amherst County and correspondence with commission merchants of William Cabell (1730-1798); and surveyor's license and surveys of William Cabell (b....

Charles Campbell Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 C17
Scope and Contents The Charles Campbell papers consist of papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876), Virginia historian. The papers fall into four general headings: historical papers collected by Charles Campbell, correspondence, manuscript volumes, and miscellaneous. These include personal and professional correspondence as well as eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks, covering then period 1743-1896. The papers...

Charles II Entry Book of Warrants

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Lee1
Scope and Contents A copy, possibly written 1675-1686, of an Entry Book of Warrants relating to Virginia, Carolina, Ireland, etc. in the time of Charles II. An April 9, 1677 entry appoints someone to protect the people in Virginia from the Indians. Bacon's Rebellion was in 1676.Typed label on inside cover states "from the collection of Sir W. Betham, Ulster King at Arms, half russia." Sir William Betham (1779–1853) was an English herald and antiquarian who held the office of Ulster King of Arms...

Colonial Festival Collection

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Identifier: UA 161
Scope and Contents

This collection includes schedules, invitations, and programs for the Colonial Festival held by the College of William and Mary and the City of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Carl R. Dolmetsch Papers

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Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.111
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, publications, and other material kept by Carl R. Dolmetsch, a professor in the Department of English at the College of William and Mary. Included in the collection are publications, a drawing, and a poster related to author H.L. Mencken; correspondence concerning potential visiting lecturers to events in the Department of Engllish; and letters written to Carl R. Dolmetsch by persons who had contributed material to Smart...

Dunmore Family Papers (I)

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Identifier: Mss. 65 D92
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of the Earls of Dunmore, a branch of the Murray family of Scotland. All of the papers, except eleven items relating to Virginia, 1770, 1776 are photocopies. The early papers relate to lands in Brabant (a province of the Netherlands) inherited from the 7th Earl of Derby and his wife, and to the role of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore (1661- 1710) as Master of the Horse to Queen Mary, the wife of James II.Eighteenth century papers relate to the Jacobite...

Fairfax Harrison Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 H25
Scope and Contents Papers, 1736-1945, of and collected by Fairfax Harrison. Papers collected include colonial era documents, deeds, surveys, the diary of Sally Fairfax (1771-1772), legal papers, a copy of the Dettingen Parish (Prince William County, Va.) vestry book which contains minutes, indentures, and other (1745-1802), and photostat copy of the letterbook (1801) of Col. John Tayloe of Mount Airy, Va. Fairfax Harrison's papers include his correspondence with individuals and institutions concerning his...

J. Luther Kibler Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 K53
Scope and Contents Papers, 1908-1944, of James Luther Kibler of Williamsburg, Va. Chiefly letters concerning his interest in Virginia history, the history of Williamsburg, Va. and in the Socialist Party. Correspondents include Elwood Street and Matthew Page Andrews. Oversize box contains Framed image of Fairfax Harrison; Fairfax Harrison's horse prints and USGS Quadrangles maps(both deposited by Mrs Charles Baird); Scrapbook of Yorktown sesqui-centennial newspapers, October, 1931; rolled map of...

Laura Polanyi Striker Papers on Captain John Smith

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Identifier: MS 00067
Scope and Contents Research notes, drafts, and writings of Laura Polanyi Striker on Captain John Smith. Materials include correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, reviews, books jackets and photographs related to her extensive research. Late in her career, Striker wrote about Captain John Smith's Hungarian travels, including the 1957 introduction and translation of The Life of John Smith, English Soldier, a seventeenth-century text by Henry Wharton; 1953's Captain John Smith's Hungary...

Philip Ludwell Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 L96
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1716, written by Philip Ludwell (1672-1727) to Alexander Spotswood and to William Blathwayt concerning charges of malfeasance against Ludwell and his removal as auditor of Virginia.

Manuscripts - People and Family Names

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.2 Man3a
Scope and Contents An artificial collection of papers created from material acquired during the 1930's and 1940's.  Mostly letters, financial records, published material and official records of individuals in Virginia and elsewhere.  Includes documents and signatures of well known people, such as Benjamin Harrison, John Randolph and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Documents from this collection are currently being transferred to the Small Collection  as individual items with SC identification numbers. ...

McGavock Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 M17
Scope and Contents Papers (including correspondence, legal documents, and accounts) of James McGavock (1728-1812), his son James McGavock (1764-1838) and his grandsons James McGavock (1804-1839) and Stephen McGavock (1807-1880). Many of the papers concern lead mines at Fort Chiswell, Va, slavery, agriculture, aspects of the Revolutionary War, and other.  Included are a list of parish levies before 1776; receipts for supplies issued at Fort Chiswell, Wythe County, Va. and at Fort Patrick Henry, Tenn. for an...

Order of the First Families of Virginia Papers

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Identifier: SC 01246
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of the certication of incorporation of the Order of the First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620, with accompanying correspondence designating the College of William and Mary as the home of the Charter. Also included is a document signed by George M. Bryant, Jr., of the State Corporation Commission, which verified that the photocopy was a true copy of the charter.

Photostats likely made in 1979 or 1980. Certificate dated 1980, program dated 1979.

Parke Shepherd Rouse, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 71 R75
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers of Parke Shepherd Rouse, Jr. who was a newspaper writer and columnist and an author of books on Virginia. His personal correspondence covers his college years at Washington and Lee University; his years in the Navy during World War II; his early career while working in Richmond, Virginia and Newport News, Virginia; and his business affairs. His college and Navy letters include not only the letters he wrote home, but the letters he received from...

Myron Schmall Collection

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Identifier: SC 00571
Scope and Contents

Original letters and documents pertaining to the history of early Virginia, particularly Williamsburg, and negative prints of pages containing accounts of Williamsburg found in 18th century gazeteers.

William Selden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00934
Scope and Contents Papers, 1772-1799, of Anglican minister William Selden (1741-1783) and his wife Mary Ann Hancock Selden (1745-1789) of Elizabeth City County, Virginia. These papers are primarily financial in nature and document the Selden family's management of the Elizabeth City Parish, the family estate, slave holdings, and the hire of estate slaves to local plantation owners. These papers consist of receipts, labor contracts, financial summaries, and a small leather financial ledger. The labor contracts...

Skipwith Family Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 Sk3
Scope and Contents Business papers, correspondence, accounts and farm notes of Sir Peyton Skipwith of Mecklenburg Co., Va., son Humberstone Skipwith and Humberstone Skipwith's wives and children, especially Fulwar Skipwith. Papers are primarily business in nature and reflect the management of "Prestwould." Papers also concern the development of Lady Skipwith's library, the education of Fulwar Skipwith and his brother Grey Skipwith. Manuscript volumes concern farm accounts, gardening, the...

Rev. John J. Spooner Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Sp6
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1757-1792, of the Rev. John Jones Spooner including his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and his installation as minister to Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George County, Va. Also Includes certificate of ordination, 1792, signed by Bishop James Madison.

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Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 4
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Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799 2
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Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 2
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 2
Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850-1901 1
Adams, John, 1735-1826 1
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 1
Allison White and Company 1
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797 1
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. 1
Anderson Seminary 1
Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714 1
Augusta, Princess, wife of Prince Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, d. 1889 1
Beeckman, Margaret Gardiner, d. 1857 1
Betham, William, Sir, 1779-1853 1
Blair family 1
Blair, James, 1741-1772 1
Blair, John, 1687-1771 1
Blair, John, 1732-1800 1
Boucher, Jonathan, 1738-1804 1
Boyd family 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906 1
Bryan, John Stewart, 1871-1944 1
Bushnell, David Ives, Jr., 1875-1941 1
Byrd, William, 1728-1777 1
Cabell family 1
Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856 1
Cabell, Mayo 1
Cabell, William, 1730-1798 1
Cabell, William, Dr., 1700-1774 1
Cabell, William, b. 1759 1
Cable family 1
Cambridge, Adolphus Frederick, Duke of, 1774-1870 1
Campbell family 1
Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876 1
Carey family 1
Carter, Mary B. 1
Cary, Wilson Miles, 1838-1914 1
Centenary Church 1
Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. 1
Cloyd family 1
Coalter, John, 1769-1838 1
Coleman family 1
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 1
College of William and Mary. Dept. of English 1
College of William and Mary. University Archives. 1
Copland, Charles 1
Crawford, William S., b. 1815 1
Crawford, William S., d. 1815 1
Cryer, William 1
Culpeper family 1
Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903 1
Custis family 1
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857 1
Cuthbert, Seth John, d. 1788 1
Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.) 1
Daubeny, Charles, 1745-1827 1
Deane, Charles, 1813-1889 1
Dettingen Parish (Prince William County, Va.) 1
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770 1
Dobson, Richard 1
Dolmetsch, Carl (Carl Richard), 1924- 1
Dunmore family 1
Dunmore, Charles Adolphus Murray, Earl of, 1841-1907 1
Dunmore, Charles Murray, Earl of, 1661-1710 1
Dunmore, George Murray, Earl of, 1762-1836 1
Dunmore, John Murray, 4th Earl of, 1732-1809 1
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1685-1752 1
Eden, Frederick Morton, Sir, 1766-1809 1
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 1
Ellis, Pearl Tyler, 1860-1947 1
Episcopal Church 1
Eustace, Margaret 1
Exchange Bank of Virginia 1
Fairfax, Sally, fl. 1771-1772 1
Farmer's Register 1
Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768 1
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 1
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941 1
Forrest Family 1
Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953 1
Fry, Joshua, 1700 (ca.)-1754 1
Gardiner Family 1
Gardiner, Alexander, d. 1850 1
Gardiner, David Lyon 1
Gardiner, Juliana McLachlan, d. 1864 1
Georgia. Superior Court. Chatham County. 1
Gilmer Family 1
Gilmer, Anne Baker 1
Gilmer, Thomas Walker 1
Greenhow, Robert, b. 1761 1
Harrison, Fairfax, 1869-1938 1
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