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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
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.

Samuel F. Bright Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap4-MsV Ap5
Scope and Contents Contain oystering accounts; farm accounts for "Porto Bella," York County, Virginia and "New Hope," [?]; cash accounts of Williamsburg, Virginia; list of ages and prices of slaves; records of physician's visits to family and slaves; remedy for colic; and memorandum of a purchase of land from College of William and Mary in October 1847.

Johnson Sands Letter to Lyman B. Wharton

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00570
Scope and Contents Letter from Johnson Sands to Lyman B. Wharton about the Powder Magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia.  January 9, 1892.

Robert Saunders Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00270
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 66 letters written by Robert Saunders of Williamsburg, Virginia to his wife Lucy Burwell Saunders (60 letters) and his daughters Lucy Page Saunders (three letters) and Roberta P. Saunders (two2 letters) from 1829-1867. There is also a letter written on May 4, 1847 to Overton Bernard, the father of College of William and Mary student Jesse Talbot Bernard.

Harriet P. Shelden Recipe Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV R9
Scope and Contents Recipe book, ca. 1820-1900, of Harriet P. Sheldon, Williamsburg [Va.] and Mary B. Curtis, Wilson's Creek, Gloucester County, Va. which includes loose papers and newspaper clippings. The volume includes home remedies and a list of household items. The first portion of the book contains recipe of Williamsburg's women.

Sheldon Business Papers and Accounts

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Sh4
Scope and Contents Papers, 1826-1857, (including accounts and memorandum books) of various mercantile firms with which Jacob D. Sheldon was associated in Williamsburg, Virginia, such as Jacob Sheldon & Co.; Cole & Sheldon; Sheldon & Maupin; Peachy & Sheldon; Thomas G. Peachy & Co.; and W. W. Webb & Co. Also includes papers of Jacob C. Sheldon and of Roscow Cole. The collection includes accounts with professors and students and staff at William & Mary; with Eastern State Hospital; and...

Southall Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 So8
Scope and Contents Papers of the Southall family of Williamsburg, Va. including correspondence, 1828-1830, of Peyton Alexander Southall but mostly comprised of the legal correspondence, 1831-1851, of George Washington Southall and documents concerning lawsuits and civil proceedings in many Virginia counties and including account books, 1832-1846, of George Washington Southall. Prominent correspondents include Lemuel Jackson Bowden, Richard Coke, John Augustine Deneufville, Thomas Roderick Dew, George Frederick...

John Tyler Letter to Robert S. Stanard

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00667
Scope and Contents Letter written and signed by John Tyler in Charles City, Va. , September 9, 1819 to Robert S. Stanard in Richmond, Virginia concerning a chancery suit between Knib and Dr. Dixon's Exors which had earlier been handled by John Tyler's Father in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Vest and Hansford Ledger

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame120 Oversize
Scope and Contents A business ledger kept from 1859-1861 by William W. Vest and Richard Hansford, merchants operating in Williamsburg, Virginia. Entries show Vest and Hansford's business dealings with the College of William & Mary and the Public Hospital.