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Virginia--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Catlett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.28
Scope and Contents Catlett family papers of Caroline County, Virginia. Correspondence that reflects the hard times in Virginia following the Civil War. Collection contains 72 original letters. Written by various extended family members, the majority of the letters are addressed to Arthur Catlett, a former Confederate Soldier and Virginia resident who moved to Texas shortly after the Civil War. Transcriptions for almost all letters, provided by the collection's donor, Elizabeth Jean Voss, are included....

Edmund Pendleton Letter to Messrs. Murrah, Mundle & Grinnen

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00113
Scope and Contents

Letter dated Jan. 2, 1811 and written by Edmund Pendleton of Caroline to Messrs. Murrah, Mundle, and Grinnen of Fredericksburg, inquiring if he can rely on them to make payment for money he is due on the bond he holds on Thomas Macon of Orange.

George G. York Letter

 Collection — Small Collections Box 120
Identifier: SC 01744
Content Description

An eight page letter with envelope from George G. York, a senior corporal stationed at Camp Alger, to his wife and child. York writes about a visit to the camp by President McKinley, the moral of the soldiers, his experience with military rations, and his thoughts on the Spanish-American war.

Gregory Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00027
Scope and Contents The Gregory Family papers follow the family of Virginia Governor John Munford Gregory and wife Amanda Wallace through three generations with letters dating from the 1820’s to the 1920’s. Most items are letters between family members and grant insight into the daily activities and concerns of the Gregory family. The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Gregory family and other acquaintances, including members of the John Tyler family. While most letters are of a...

Grigsby-Galt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.308 and 2011.269
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family papers of members of the Grigsby and Galt Families. Mary Blair Grigsby married William W. Galt in 1881.  The collection contains papers of various members of the Grigsby family, particulary Hugh Blair Grigsby who was a historian and Chancellor of The College of William and Mary and his son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby who lived his entire life at the family farm, Edgehill, in Charlotte County, Virginia. The collection also contains the personal...

Fairfax Harrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 H25
Scope and Contents Papers, 1736-1945, of and collected by Fairfax Harrison. Papers collected include colonial era documents, deeds, surveys, the diary of Sally Fairfax (1771-1772), legal papers, a copy of the Dettingen Parish (Prince William County, Va.) vestry book which contains minutes, indentures, and other (1745-1802), and photostat copy of the letterbook (1801) of Col. John Tayloe of Mount Airy, Va. Fairfax Harrison's papers include his correspondence with individuals and institutions concerning his...

James Davy Proctor Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00041
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters to James Davy Proctor, an English immigrant living in Virginia, written by his family and friends back home. The later letters were written to Proctor's wife, Louisa Frances "Fannie" Wilson. The incoming letters to Proctor were written mainly by his sisters Harriet and Sarah, his father James, and his Aunt Elizabeth. Other correspondents include Maud M. Rogers, Alice Jane Rodgers, and Jack Phillips.The letters inquire about Proctor's whereabouts, his health,...

James Patton Preston Letter

 Collection — Small Collections Box 125, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01771
Content Description A three page letter sent from James Patton Preston to his brother. In the letter, Preston complains that he has been ordered by Colonel Parker to stay and recruit men for the 12th and 20th regiments, a task he finds "vastly troublesome." Preston follows this by mentioning two men with whom his brother is acquainted are traveling under secrecy, and that the news Preston and his brother delivered earlier has proven to be true. News he states is "destroying the confidence of men in the...

John Randolph of Roanoke Collection Addition, 1832-09-18 - 1832-11-29

 File — Box Small Collections Box 104, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Five book plates with the Randolph family crest, two letters, and one scrap of paper with a clothing order for Randolph.

Maury Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 97 M44
Scope and Contents Papers, 1777-1977, of the Maury Family of Virginia, New York City and Liverpool, Eng. Includes letters and business papers of James Maury (1746-1840), the first American consul to Liverpool, England, and the letters of his second wife, Margaret Rutson Maury (1805-1882), of Liverpool. A significant amount of the collection is comprised of letters, business papers, legal papers, and diaries of  the next two generations of the Maury family, including Ann Maury (1832-1890) of Liverpool and New...