Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Contemporary copy of Jeffery Amherst's appointment as His Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colonial of Virginia. September 1759.
Receipt, 1770, signed by Carter Braxton for land sold belonging to the estate of George Carter.
Letter concerns having eaten wild fowl sent by the recipient and the use of buckles to bring his feet into "humane [sic] shape, which are as long as any munkys [monkey's ?]." The letter is dated "February 17 1741/2," noting the different calendar used by the English during this time, in which the new year didn't begin until Lady Day (March 25).
William Cocke Commission as Secretary of the Colony of Virginia by George I. Original and typed transcription. Original glued to cardboard backing. Original has 3 paper seals. Dated as the first year of the reign of George I and mentions that "the late Royal Sister Queen Anne...at Westminster the five and twentieth day of January in her 10 year of her reign give and grant...William Cocke...the office and place of Secretary of and in her colony of Virginia."
This collection includes schedules, invitations, and programs for the Colonial Festival held by the College of William and Mary and the City of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Letters, 1716, written by Philip Ludwell (1672-1727) to Alexander Spotswood and to William Blathwayt concerning charges of malfeasance against Ludwell and his removal as auditor of Virginia.
An artificial collection of papers created from material acquired during the 1930's and 1940's. Mostly letters, financial records, published material and official records of individuals in Virginia and elsewhere. Includes documents and signatures of well known people, such as Benjamin Harrison, John Randolph and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Photocopy of the certication of incorporation of the Order of the First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620, with accompanying correspondence designating the College of William and Mary as the home of the Charter. Also included is a document signed by George M. Bryant, Jr., of the State Corporation Commission, which verified that the photocopy was a true copy of the charter.
Photostats likely made in 1979 or 1980. Certificate dated 1980, program dated 1979.
Original letters and documents pertaining to the history of early Virginia, particularly Williamsburg, and negative prints of pages containing accounts of Williamsburg found in 18th century gazeteers.
Related material: See the Jamestown Corporation Records, 1946-1979, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; and the Jamestowne Society Papers, 1930-1966, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.