This collection contains biographical materials; original and photocopied correspondence; sermons, discourses, and publications by Wilmer. An inventory is available in the Special Collections Research Center.
Diary and plantation accounts, 1853-1855, of Dr. George Wilson, "Mount Pleasant," Surry County, Virginia. which includes genealogical information concerning his children. Transcript included. On July 19, 1853, he mentions the death of "Old Betty" with remarks on her age (maybe 92) and her good character, probably inherited by his wife through Joseph Boykin.
Diary, circa 1870s, of Vernon Gertrude Wilson. Includes poems and songs, presumably written by Vernon Gertrude Wilson. Many of the songs have religious themes, while others are about love and fidelity.
Notes, 1794-1799, with survey notes from deeds, 1755 and 1767, taken by W. Willson concerning Augusta County, Virginia.
Letter, 1842 November 7, written by General Winfield Scott to W. C. Preston, a politician. In the letter, Scott recounts recommending Preston to the president for a position in Paris, and goes on to discuss the presidential nomination of the Whig party, for which he was a possible candidate. Scott expressed a desire to be nominated only if the Whigs stood a small chance of winning. The letter was written in Washington, D.C.. A transcript of the letter is included with some annotations.
Contains letters, photographs, and other material related to the Winfree and McIlwaine families of Petersburg, Virginia. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Dr. John Winfree and are handwritten with envelopes. Most of the photographs are tintypes and pertain to the McIlwaine family, including photographs of William Baird McIlwaine, who attended the University of Virginia and became a doctor. Most of the letters have to do with business affairs, predominately of the Winfree family.
Diary, 1951, of W. E. Winstead, an employee of Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He seems to be a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, and works on the paving of the base runway, takes soil samples, and works on issues of water drainage, among others. Also included is information on the people with which Winstead works as well as general events happening on the base.