Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
Ledger, 1826-1848, of Dr. John Bragg, Petersburg, Va. concerning his medical practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ledger, 1854-1863, of Joseph C. Swan, Petersburg, Va. book dealer.
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.