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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

William H. E. Morecock Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00110
Scope and Contents Civil War correspondence, passes and orders relating to 1st Lieutenant William H.E. Morecock of the 32nd Virginia Volunteer Regiment.  Legal documents of William H. E. Morecock, mostly concerning the lawsuit in Williamsburg and James City County, McCandlish vs Warburton, during 1851 to 1853.  Correspondence and financial records of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary while William H.E. Morecock was Secretary of the Board, 1877-1890.

Pleasants Murphy Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D5
Scope and Contents Diary, 1814 September 9 -1815 April 23, kept during military service in Captain [?] Otey's Company in War of 1812. Concerns line of march from Liberty (now Bedford), Va. to Richmond and discusses prices of items in Richmond and drills, and rations at the camp at Fairfield. Murphy spent 9 October to 26 November 1814 away from his unit, recovering from a broken arm. Diary concerns trip back to Bedford County and a trip to Pittsylvania County. The volume includes a description of Williamsburg and...

Nanny C. Waller Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D15
Scope and Contents Diary of Nanny C. Waller, Williamsburg, Virginia, which includes religious writings, discussion of a cholera epidemic, and her family. It also contains copies of letters and accounts.

John Page Letters

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.219
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two letters. The first letter is dated October 13th. Though no year is listed, it was likely written by Page in 1831. The letter is addressed to Burwell Bassett, who served on the Board of Visitors at William & Mary with Page. The letter focuses on the recently vacated mathematics professorship and Page's feelings regarding it. The second letter is dated November 30, 1836 and is addressed to Col. Charles S. Morgan of Richmond. In it, Page mentions the abolishment...

Page-Saunders Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 P15
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of members of the Page and Saunders families. Includes correspondence of Margaret Lowther Page of "Rosewell," Gloucester County, Va. and Williamsburg, Va. with her daughter Lucy Burwell Page Saunders and her son-in-law Robert Saunders. The collection includes a diary, 1826, of Robert Saunders while on a trip from New York to Le Havre; published stories of Lucy Burwell Page Saunders; manuscript stories by Roberta Saunders; and correspondence of Robert Page Saunders....

Paradise-Barziza Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 P21
Scope and Contents Photographs (and negatives) of papers concerning the marriage of Count Antonio Barziza, Venice, Italy to Lucy Paradise, daughter of John and Lucy Ludwell Paradise, Williamsburg, Va. Includes a typed copy of a letter, 24 February 1805, from Lucy Ludwell Paradise to Littleton Waller Tazewell; and a photograph of a letter, 28 January 1831, written by Margaret Nelson Bellett. Description: Photographs Williamsburg, Va. Williamsburg Restoration, 1930. 18 cm.

Peninsula Bank Minute Books

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1995.37
Scope and Contents Mss. Acc. 1995.37

Eight ledgers, 1897-1916, 1917-1937, 1949, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1963 and 1964 of the Peninsula Bank Williamsburg showing business records including individual accounts and minutes of the Board.

Peninsula Bank was also known as Peninsula Bank and Trust, then later became Crestar Bank and Crestar became SunTrust Bank.

Mss. Acc. 1994.92 has been added to this collection.  Two newspaper articles, undated, on the history of the Peninsula Bank.

Powhatan Robertson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.236
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a journal kept by Robertson while a student at William & Mary in 1816. He mentions engaging in social activities within town, places within town such as the "Old Capitol," and sometimes refers to lectures. He frequently writes about women.

A typed transcription is included.

Prentis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00113
Scope and Contents The papers, 1807-1855, of the Prentis family of Williamsburg, Virginia, and of various members of the Riddick and Bowdoin families of Nansemond County, Va. Includes legal documents and accounts, 1807-1830, concerning the settlement of the estate of Joseph Prentis (1754-1809); will of Susan Bowdoin; correspondence of Joseph Prentis, Jr. and license, issued to Peter Bowdoin Prentis to practice law.

Robert McCandlish Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M12
Scope and Contents Receipts, 1825-1839, of Robert McCandlish, an attorney, in Williamsburg, Va. which were pasted into a volume. Includes receipt for the whipping of slaves and for a subscription for Randolph-Macon College.