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Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

John Thompson Brown Letters

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 85, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 00506
Content Description Series of letters, bound into a black volume with gold embossing around its edge. The letters span from 1828- 1857 but the bulk of the letters are from 1830- 1833. Brown writes to an assortment of recipients and from varied places such as Petersburg, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Topics in his letters include politics, Brown was a member of the House of Delegates for Virginia, love, business, and family affairs. One later letter laments the ill health of his...

Charles Campbell Papers

 Collection
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 Trotter Lassiter Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad109-MsV Ad111
Scope and Contents

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

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00245
Scope and Contents Marriage announcement between George A. Cunningham of Alabama and Emma Branch of Virginia at the Washington St. M.E. Church in [Petersburg, Virginia].  Undated.  Membership certificate for George A. Cunningham in the Virginia State Agricultural Society.  October 22, 1875. Two incomplete notary drafts for George A. Cunningham and Emily Cunningham concerning a corporation in Georgia and Virginia, dated 1889. Letter to Emma Cunningham in Richmond, Virginia from her husband, George A....

G. B. Keeler Diary

 Collection — Small Collections Box 120, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01755
Content Description

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

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00932
Scope and Contents

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

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Am1
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1826-1848, of Dr. John Bragg, Petersburg, Va. concerning his medical practice.

Letter from a Resident of Petersburg named Maria

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 117
Identifier: SC 01717
Content Description

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

 Collection
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. ...

Mary Levick Simpson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D27
Scope and Contents

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.