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Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Billups Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B49
Scope and Contents Business, military and legal papers, chiefly 1774-1822, of Richard Billups of Mathews and Gloucester Counties, Virginia. Papers include accounts, land records, and correspondence and some concern shipbuilding. Includes minutes, 1842, of a temperance meeting and Methodist church records.

Roane Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 1975.31
Scope and Contents Photographs, postcards, election material and family material of the Roane Family of Gloucester County, Virginia.  Collection centers on the Roane Family, but also has material on Gloucester, Virginia organizations (Historical Society); Virginia organizations (Clerk of Courts Association and more); and regional organizations (Rotary Club).

Molly Elliot Seawell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1995.36
Scope and Contents The papers of American writer Molly Elliot Seawell include personal diaries, correspondence, memoirs, photographs, news clippings, and other materials. Also included are photocopies of Seawell's business papers housed at the New York Public Library and at the Columbia University Library. The collection also contains other records from the Seawell family, mostly relating to Molly's aunt Maria Seawell Edwards, John T. Seawell and wife Isabella Josephine Brady, and Philip Hairston Seawell. The...

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.

Taliaferro Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.609
Scope and Contents Correspondence, financial, legal and other written material of the John P. Taliaferro Family and Richard P. Taliaferro Family of Gloucester and Ware Neck, Virginia. Richard P. Taliaferro was the son of John P. Taliaferro. Genealogical material on the Fox, Oliver and Read family included. Includes a 1857 letter from a servant, possibly a slave, asking for her "mistress" to bring Patsy for a visit and a 1856 list of hired out slaves.

John P. Taliaferro Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 82 T14
Scope and Contents Letters, 1846-1849, written to John P. Taliaferro, while a student at the College of William and Mary from his guardian, George B. Taliaferro of Baltimore, Md. and from William Lawson Fauntleroy and other friends and relatives. The letters are primarily concerned with John's future plans, the cost of his education, the activities of his friends, and the affairs of his relatives in Gloucester county, Va. Also included are three 1834 orders of the York County, Va. court.

William Booth Taliaferro Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 T15
Scope and Contents Papers, 1811-1954, of William Booth Taliaferro and his family of Gloucester County, Va. Taliaferro's papers consist of diaries, letterbook (while at Harpers Ferry), correspondence, speeches, memoirs and accounts. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Sally Nivison Lyons Taliaferro (including diaries), his ancestors, siblings and descendants, as well as photographs, genealogical notes and artifacts of the Taliaferro family.There are papers of other people who are not...

Timberneck Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af14
Scope and Contents Ledger, 1837-1853, of an unidentified farmer of "Timberneck," Gloucester County, Va. 56 p. : bound volume ; 31 cm.

Elias James White Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ab24-25
Scope and Contents Mss. MsV Ab24 is filed in Oversize.

Account books, 1853-1862, of Elias James White, blacksmith. Includes genealogical information on his marriage and the birth dates of his children. Account books include names of families from Gloucester County and Mathews County, Virginia.

William E. Wiatt Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap39
Scope and Contents Account book of William E. Wiatt kept in Gloucester and Mathews counties, Virginia containing accounts, 1861-1874. Includes a record of books lent to soldiers of the 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment August 1862-September 1863 and of marriages, 1856-1881, performed by Wiatt mostly in King and Queen, Gloucester and Mathews counties. There is a list, 1869-1870, of students in his school in Gloucester County and his accounts indicate that he also worked as a land surveyor.