Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Nineteen letters with envelopes, and seven Christmas cards. This group of letters are primarily addressed to Reginald E. Barnett. Other addressees are Gwendolyn Barnett and Mrs. John W. Barnett. With two exceptions, letters to Reginald are from women with whom he had relationships.
Letters, 1943, written to Paul Bilofsky, a soldier stationed at Camp Peary. Authors include Bilofsky's sister Mary as well as other friends and relatives. Letters include information about their personal life, rationing of food, events that they attended, wanting to be pen pals, and romantic messages, among others.
Carbon of a typed transcript of a declaration of love and marriage proposal letter from Alexander Campbell, one of the founders of the "Restoration Movement" and Hannah Acheson, December, 1809. Transcribed by Earl Gregg Swem. Location of original is unknown.
Letter about sending a romantic card and a promise to send a "real small little box" soon.
Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.
The collection consists of two love letters written by George Ellis to Ursula Pleasants and their marriage contract.
The marriage contract states that George Ellis is the son of John and "Cathrine" Ellis of "Old England," and that Ursula Pleasants is the daughter of John and Susanna Pleasants of Henrico County, Virginia. It is dated July 10, 1766 and signed by 26 members of the Quakers of Virginia.
Letters, 1909-1919 between Maude A. Howdershell and Milton F. Kerrick, a courting couple of Alexandria, Virginia who were engaged toward the later part of their correspondence. Milton F. Kerrick seems to have worked for a railroad since at least one letter-head is that of a railroad brotherhood.