Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
John Thompson Brown Letters
Charles Campbell Papers
Charles Trotter Lassiter Notebooks
Kept while a law student at the University of Virginia. Also includes notes made while practicing law with his brother Francis Rives Lassiter in Petersburg, Virginia.
George A. Cunningham Papers
G. B. Keeler Diary
A hundred page handwritten diary kept by G. B. Keeler. Keeler worked and lived in Petersburg, VA. The diary contains details of his home life and mentions of his work as a contractor and mason.
Content warning for derogatory language directed towards Black individuals.
Minnie A. Hill Papers
This collection consists of letters from supervisors or sponsors to Minnie A. Hill, a northern female teacher, who was in Norfolk and then Petersburg, Virginia teaching at freedmen’s schools in the late 1860s.
John Bragg Ledger
Ledger, 1826-1848, of Dr. John Bragg, Petersburg, Va. concerning his medical practice.
John M. Kirkpatrick and Rev. E.D. Saunders correspondence
One letter from John M. Kirkpatrick to Rev. E.D. Saunders, written on February 10, 1845. Kirkpatrick, a resident of Farmville, Virginia, is inquiring about a teaching job in the math department at Rev. Saunders' school in Petersburg, Virginia. E.D. Saunders was the first President of the Petersburg Classical Institute, a first-class boys preparatory institute. Kirkpatrick would become a teacher at the school.
Letter from a Resident of Petersburg named Maria
A four page letter from a woman who lived in Petersburg named Maria to her aunt, Flavia Converse. The letter is signed M.S. with the last name illegible.
Manuscripts - People and Family Names
Mary Levick Simpson Diary
Diary, 1858 September 11-25, of Mary Levick Simpson of Petersburg, Virginiaa.] kept during her trip to New York, a brief stay in New York, an ocean voyage to England and her stay in England.
Papers and photographs, 1871-1913, bulk 1873-1904, of the Peebles, Watson and Arrington families of Norfolk and Petersburg, Va. Includes letters, primarily from Joseph Littleton Peebles to Kate S. Watson during their courtship and marriage. Also includes genealogical notes. The Peebles farm is a part of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
Petersburg in the Olden Time Scrapbook
From the library of Charles Trotter Lassiter. Scrapbooks, circa 1804-1901, containing a series of articles entitled,"Petersburg in the Olden Time," by Moratock. One scrapbook has handwritten copies of numbers 1-5; and the other scrapbook has newspaper clippings of the entire series.
Joseph C. Swan Ledger
Ledger, 1854-1863, of Joseph C. Swan, Petersburg, Va. book dealer.
Winfree-McIlwaine Family Papers
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.