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Unknown Union Soldier Letter, "Burt H." to "Charles"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00353
Scope and Contents

A letter written by a Union soldier, Burt H., to "Charles" while at camp near Yorktown, Virginia. He notes that "we have been making a new road so we can take the rebels... they say it is a harder place to take than Richmond," and "there is one hundred and a thousand men with us and McClellan at the head..."

Dates: 1862 April 18

Unknown Union Soldier Letter, from "Renton"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00356
Scope and Contents

A letter from a Maryland-native soldier, Renton, while in Franklin County, North Carolina about going home.

Dates: 1865 May 15

Unknown Union Soldier Letter to Catherine G. Cooke

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00339
Scope and Contents

A letter from a soldier, 1st Mass. Mounted Riders, Williamsburg, Va., to his sweetheart, Catherine G. Cooke, Richmond, Mass., regarding his reenlistment. He hopes that the war won't last any longer than 15 months more.

Dates: 1864 January 11

Unknown Union Soldier Letter to "Esteemed Friend Jenny"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00444
Scope and Contents

A letter from Will H., Battery B, 1st NY Artillery, 5th Army Corps, to "Esteemed Friend Jenny," describes the Petersburg mine assault. It was written the day after the Battle of the Crater.

Dates: 1864 July 31

Unknown Union Soldier Letter to Joseph Lamb

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00348
Scope and Contents

A letter from a 2nd Vermont Regiment soldier [possibly Almond F. Worcester, Jr.] to Joseph Lamb describes the entire Yorktown campaign. He discusses the first encounter with Rebels, the retreat to Newport News, and the seige of Yorktown.

Dates: 1862 April 10

Unknown Union Soldier Letter to "Uncle George"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00428
Scope and Contents The letter from Carl B., camp at Beverly Ford, Virginia, to Uncle George, no place, describes his three pen and ink sketches. The drawings depict the camp reading room, a black man attached to the Brigade Headquarters carrying water, and a humorous incident involving 11 conscripts who had arrived for the 118th P.Vs. and 18th and 22nd Mass. Regt. He looks forward to a camp dance. He rejoices over Union possession of Morris Island and the attack on Ft. Sumter. He urges Charleston be burned and...
Dates: 1863 September

Unknown Union Soldier Letters, from "Mac"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00346
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters from a Union soldier, signed as "Mac." The first letter is addressed to "Friend Harry" and dated December 12, 1861. Written from Camp Hooker, it details the end of a Rebel blockade after the shelling of a Rebel battery by a Union gunboat. The second letter, which is undated, is incomplete, but provides a detailed description of an unknown combat operation. Mac was possibly a member of the 1st Massachusetts.

Dates: 1861, Undated

Unknown Woman's Writing Exercise Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01579
Scope and Contents Small bound writing book kept by an unknown individual, but most likely a woman related to the family of Robert Anderson Bright (1839-1904). The first entry is a lengthy essay on sincerity. Many of the other entries are copies of poems, sonnets, and some original musings. There are a few entries written in French. Some of the writings are signed by Ella (possibly Eliana Maria Jerdone Southall) and two entries are signed by Helen M. Anderson, Robert Anderson Bright's mother and...
Dates: 1832

Unpublished Study of Montgomery C. Meigs by Carmen Brissette Grayson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00152
Scope and Contents Unpublished paper by Carmen Brissette Grayson titled, "Montgomery C. Meigs: Informal Power Behind the Scenes, 1861-1862" with accompanying newspaper article from the Washington Post dated August 16, 1997.  The article features Grayson's research and the story of the Civil War in the Williamsburg area, as it related to Meigs and his family. Grayson's work regarding Meigs was later published in an edited form in: The Peninsula Campaign of 1862:...
Dates: circa 1997

Upshur Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 66 Up8
Scope and Contents Papers, 1622-1936, of the Upshur family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Chiefly the genealogical correspondence and notes of Thomas Teackle Upshur (d. 1910) who was interested in the local history of Northampton and Accomack counties, Va. and in the genealogies of Eastern Shore families. Includes three manuscript volumes (indexed) called "Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack." The family papers of the Upshur family includes correspondence, 1786-1910, unpublished writings, accounts, and...
Dates: 1662-1936

Upsilon Delta Beta Memory Book and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.094
Content Description Folder one holds a program for the Fisk Jubilee Singers at McIntire Amphitheatre, a program for the Wofford College Glee Club 1926-27 season, and thirty-one 2 x 3 1/4 inch photos that were removed from an album. Four of these photos have identifying text written on them. Folder two holds items taken from where they were sandwiched between the July 19 and August 19 pages of the Upsilon Delta Beta Memory Book. Five issues of the Flat Hat from 1922 and 1923, as well a a couple...
Dates: 1922 - 1923; 1926

USO Club (Williamsburg, Va.) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01199
Scope and Contents Program for formal opening of "United Service Organizations Club" on May 6, 1943; program for official opening of the "United Service Organizations Residence Club, College Terrace via Richmond Road" for May 17, 1944; certificate for "Meritorious Service in USO War Work" for Mr. R.M. Usry, September 8, 1946; program for August 14, 1946 "Closing Ceremony" of the USO on Duke of Gloucester Street; September 1946 "Souvenir Booklet, United Service Organizations Residence Club operated by National...
Dates: 1943-1946

U.S.S. Attala Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00796
Scope and Contents

Papers of "U.S.S. Attala" with W.S.G. Davis the Commanding Officer. Appear to be stationed in or near Pearl Harbor. Contains memos with commands, usually signed by N. M. Brown, Lieutenant of the United States Navy Reserve, newsletter entitled "The Attala X-Ray," and "Plan of the Day" for days in 1945-1946. Includes typed carbon copy of August 11, 1945 notice received from WVTK Armed Services Radio Station Leyte, Philippines about the terms of the Japanese surrender proposal.

Dates: 1945-1946

USS Franconia Travel Diary (Europe)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01328
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1929, of the trip of an American college student to Hamsburg, Germany, who traveled with his parents and his brother aboard the SS Franconia. Countries visited include Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Scotland and England. Entries include information about his departure, his activities aboard ship, and fellow passengers. Also includes details of the locations which they visited, hotels they stayed at, as well as the restaurants, shows they saw, and operas they attended.

Dates: 1929

USS Hyades Shipmates' Reunion Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00160
Scope and Contents Official documents, photographs, and other material related to the service of the USS Hyades (AF-28), a store ship built during World War II and which served until the 1970s. Primarily includes copies of reports of changes, muster rolls, deck logs, and photographs relating to the USS Hyades' service during World War II. There are also copies of other similar documents scattered throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Finally, there is printed ephemera related to the USS Hyades. Addition material...
Dates: circa 1940-2012

Vaiden Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00193
Scope and Contents

Genealogical material on the Vaiden family starting with Henry Micajah Vaiden (b. 1824) of Brunswick County, Va. who married Adelia Laverne Rose (1825-1903) in 1846 and including papers relating to the membership of Penelope Bryan Vaiden in the Daughters of the American Revolution, photographs, and receipts and account books. Includes Henry M. Vaiden's journal of horse pedigrees, crop records and accounts and a book of recipes.  49 items.

Dates: 1799-1982

Valley Mills Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Alu6
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1853-1899, for lumber cut at Valley Mills, Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Va. including accounts of Daniel Stickley and family for corn and pork.

Dates: 1853-1899

Elizabeth Van Lew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 V32
Scope and Contents Papers, 1854-1926, collected by John Albree in preparing lectures on Elizabeth Van Lew. Includes letters, notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Includes typed copies of her scrapbook. Collection also includes material concerning Jefferson Davis and Civil War letters from North Carolina. Acc. 2000.54 is microfilm of the collection. Folders 1-10 of the Elizabeth Van Lew Papers are available in Swem Library’s microforms area on 1 reel of microfilm, call number E608 .V34...
Dates: 1854-1926

Eleanor Ramsdell Van Scherpe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.050
Scope and Contents

The papers of Eleanor Ramsdell Van Scherpe are primarily a scrapbook compiled during her first academic year at the College of William & Mary. It includes correspondence from her potential sorority Big Sisters and her roommate Viola "Vicki" Woodward; various programs; news clippings; sorority invitations; and other items.

The student's freshmen duc cap is housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13).

Dates: 1940-1941

George Keesee Vanderslice Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Am13-14
Scope and Contents

Cash book, 1894-1902, and account book, of George Keesee Vanderslice, of Phoebus, Va.

Dates: 1894-1906

Doris Vargo postcards

 Collection
Identifier: UA 370
Content Description

Three postcards depicting the Sir Christopher Wren Building on the William & Mary campus. One postcard depicts the front of the Wrent building and is addressed to James H. Ackerson. Another postcard is addressed to Alan Ackerson and shows the back of the Wren building. Both postcards are hand colored, stamped and dated September 1937. One postcard shows an illustration of the front of the Wren building on one side while the other is void of correspondence.

Dates: 1937

Richard A. Velz Photographs and Flat Hat Event Menu

 Collection
Identifier: 5.290
Scope and Contents

The collection includes a dinner menu from a Flat Hat banquet on May 30, 1933. (Issue Vol. XXII, No. 28. It also includes several photographs of groups of men. Velz was a member of Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Pi Delta Epislon. There is also a photograph from a W&M event, probably Commencement.

Dates: 1932-1933

Venable Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 V55
Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters, 1801-1809, received by Samuel Woodson Venable of Prince Edward County, Va. Correspondents in the collection incude his brothers, Abraham Bedford Venable, Richard N. Venable and William Lewis Venable. Subjects include tobacco prices, buying slaves and growing hemp.

Dates: 1801-1821

Vergilian Bimillennium Celebration Records

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Identifier: UA 300
Scope and Contents

Acc. 1980.022 contains a scrapbook from the Vergilian Bimillennium Celebration held at the College in 1930. Includes photographs, clippings, a program, a script, and correspondence. The scrapbook measures 9" x 11".

This collection also includes programs from the celebration of the classical Roman Poet Vergil's 2000th birthday at the College of William & Mary. The inventory for these records is available in the box list section of this finding aid.

Dates: 1930; Majority of material found in 1930

Paul R. Verkuil Papers

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Identifier: UA 2.25
Scope and Contents

This collection contains awards, diplomas, certificates and other material related to Paul R. Verkuil, who served as President of the College of William & Mary from 1985-1992. Included in the papers are Verkuil's bachelor's degree from William and Mary, a congratulatory letter to Verkuil from Robert F. Kennedy, a photograph of Verkuil with Warren E. Burger, Chancellor of William and Mary, and his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Dates: circa 1961-1992

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 29
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College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 24
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Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 23
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College of William and Mary. Dept. of Theatre, Speech, and Dance 18
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William III, King of England, 1650-1702 17
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State Male Normal College of Virginia 15
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Phi Beta Kappa. Virginia Alpha (College of William and Mary) 14
United States Congress 14
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture 13
University of Virginia 13
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Marshall, John, 1755-1835 12
Virginia House of Delegates 12
Washington, George, 1732-1799 12
Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll), 1872-1934 11
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Music 11
Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 11
Paschall, Davis Young, 1911-2001 11
United States. Army 11
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876 11
Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694 10
Tucker 10
Tyler Family 10
United States Navy 10
Virginia Institute of Marine Science 10
Bryan, John Stewart, 1871-1944 9
Choir and Chorus 9
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Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 9
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Virginia State Senate 9
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State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 8
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Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 7
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Swem, E. G. (Earl Gregg), 1870-1965 7
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Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Va.) 7
Washington family 7
Whig Party (U.S.) 7
Wythe, George, 1726-1806 7
American Red Cross 6
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Cabell, Joseph C. (Joseph Carrington), 1778-1856 6
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Government 6
Development Office--Endowment Association 6
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770 6
Eastern Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 6
Gloucester County Board of Supervisors 6
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