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Virginia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Baron de Watergeul Boom Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00666
Scope and Contents Letter written on December 4, 1781 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Baron de Watergeul Boom to "Mon Cher Ami" concerning celebration on board French ship after Yorktown Campaign. He writes poetry about the party, particularly talking of bachelorhood. Baron de Watergeul Boom may be a pseudonym. Includes poem with classical allusion which is annotated. Original letter is written in French, but English transcription is included.

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene

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Identifier: SC 01342
Scope and Contents Letter from the Marquis de la Lafayette, at camp near Pamunkey, Virginia to General Nathanael Greene. Lafayette writes about the defense of Richmond with 900 men against the British with superior numbers of 2,300 men; at Richmond was General Nelson with a corps of militia and General Steuben and Muhlenberg; enemy moved to Manchester burning warehouses; enemy retreated from Richmond to Osburns; since the enemy landed at City Point, no public property has been destroyed.

Colonel James Madison Account Book and Almanac

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Identifier: SC 01560
Scope and Contents Account book (Acc. 1984.014) of the father of the 4th President of the United States during the American Revolution. Names of notable Virginian and military men are within the accounts including Colonel Taylor, Captain Daingerfield, Robert Johnson, James and Ambrose Madison (his sons), John Page, Thomas Shackeford, James Tomlinson, William Wright, and James Finney. Accounts are for the purchase of flour, shoes, stockings, wagons, and other sundry goods for the military. There are also...

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore Papers

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Identifier: SC 01295
Scope and Contents Papers concerning John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, and last royal governor of Virginia. There are three Virginia-related items: a land grant, 1773; account, 1774-1776, of Lord Dunmore concerning one of his plantations; and letter, 1775, written by Lord Dunmore while on board the Royal William. Papers also include a letter, 1768, concerning Lord Dunmore's desire to be elected one of the Scottish peers of Parliament and a letter, 1770, concerning his brother-in-law. The majority of the items...

Plan de la ville et environs de Williamsburg en Virginie, America (Frenchman's Map of Williamsburg, Virginia), 1782-2011

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.002
Scope and Contents The Plan de la ville et environs de Williamsburg en Virginie, America (a 11 mai 1782, levé au pas), also known as the Frenchman's Map is a map of Williamsburg dated May 11, 1782. It was drafted by an unknown Frenchman probably stationed with Rochambeau's army. Its detail suggests perhaps a billeting map for the French army following the battle of Yorktown. It has been called the "Bible of the Restoration of Williamsburg" because of the detail of the original buildings shown. It has also been...

Tuffin Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 T81, 1994.28
Scope and Contents Photocopies of papers, 1777-1783, from the Washington Papers at the Library of Congress relating to Marquis de La RouÃrie known in the American Revolution as Charles Armand Tuffin. Includes "With Sword in Hand", an English translation by J. D. Hufham of the work published in France under title "Le Marquis de la Rouerie et la Conjuration Bretonne", by G. Lenotre. 1994.28 Addition is filed in front of Box 1. ALS. Armand, Monsieur de la Rouerie from Staunton, Virginia on...

Virginia Counties Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.4 V82co
Scope and Contents Artificial collection of papers relating to various counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Includes current West Virginia Counties of Berkeley, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Nicholas and Pendleton because the material was generated when these counties were part of Virginia.