Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from "Dwayne" to W. Dwight Barrell, dated "Sept. 31, 1858" [sic] from Norfolk, Virginia. Describes boat travel along the East Coast of the United States, along with street, weather and fruit crop conditions in Norfolk. Mentions large presence of "Negroes" and how few of them were free. Mentions that he will send a Norfolk paper. Postmarked envelope, addressed to Barrell in Turner, Maine, is included.
Group A; Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.
S.H. Parker, Va. L[and] Off[ice], Richmond, [Va.], to Hon[ora]ble G[ideon] D. Camden. Topics include a land warrant and a visit to Norfolk where he saw Governor Wise and notes the lack of support for Stephen A. Douglas. States that Douglas men are "know-nothings,: and quotes (Wise), "there are a few brawling politicians who make a noise, but it is in vain to kick against the pricks."
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.
Scrapbook, 1854-1887, of an unidentified person containing newspaper clippings. The volume includes a handwritten note about the evacuation of Portsmouth, Virginiaa. and Norfolk, Virginia in 1862. The clippings were pasted over a journal (account book), of Cocke and Brothers, merchants, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Typed carbon transcript of transcription by John C. Emmerson, Jr. of Portsmouth, Virginia entitled, "War in the Lower Chesapeake and Hampton Roads Areas, 1812-1815, as Reported in The Norfolk Gazette & Public Ledger and The Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald." 189 pages plus an index. 1946.