Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.71
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters, contracts, deeds, wills, St. Luke Penny Bank medallions, cemetery plot receipts, plans, blueprints, photographs, birth and death certificates relating to members of the Farrar family of Richmond, Virginia. Daniel James Farrar (1862-1925) had a profound effect on the architecture of the city of Richmond. Daniel followed the example of his father, Joseph who was the son of a free black. Farrar was involved with at least 14 buildings in the 1890’s as designer,...
Identifier: SC 00997
Scope and Contents Photograph album, circa 1920s, of the Rufae Holmes and Samuel B. Holmes families of Richmond, Virginia. Includes photographs of family members, including A.B. Holmes, schools, including Douglas High School in Baltimore, students, and activities including football and a road trip taken on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In 2014, family descendant Carole Osmet added six additional photos of the family.
File — Box 3, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents An undated, unsigned fragment of a letter from a twenty-five-year-old enslaved individual, presumably male, living in Richmond, Virginia. As a child, the writer lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, owned by the Slater family. He refers to living in Williamsburg and being friends with Ludwell, who he used to carry around town on his back. He shares other memories of growing up in Williamsburg, including a fight he had with Amner Walker.Other references in the letter suggest...