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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Peyton Rode Carrington Papers

Identifier: SC 00218
Scope and Contents

Account of Sales, mostly of books and related items, made by George W. Mayo, Auctioneer, for Peyton R. Carrington, 1887. Letter to Peyton R. Carrington informing him that he has been elected a member of the Virginia Historical Society,  November 14, 1882.

Dates: 1882, 1887

David Crawford Record Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV T5 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Records, 1814-1815, of David Crawford, [U. S.] deputy collector of revenue in Shenandoah County, Va. for the eighth collection district of Virginia. The volume includes abstracts of duties on licences granted for distilleries; duties on retailers of wine, liquors and foreign merchandise; duties on sales at auction; and duties on carriages.

Dates: 1814-1815

Madison County, Virginia Land Sale Broadside

Identifier: SC 00188
Scope and Contents

Broadside for public sale of land in Madison County, Virginia on October 19, 1926.  Land is owned by E.H. Benton and the auctioneers are D.M. Pattie & Son.

Dates: 1926

Surry and James City Counties (Va.) Land Sale Advertisement Broadsides

Identifier: SC 00387
Content Description Two broadsides advertising the sale of land in Surry and James City Counties in, Virginia. One broadside is for the sale of land from William Allen's estate for a tract of land known as "Littletown" located four miles from Williamsburg along Grove Road and near the proposed line for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The auction of the 104 acres was to take place Wednesday, September 12, 1881. The other broadside advertisement was for additional sale of the same land owner's estate for a...
Dates: 1881 September 12, 1885 August 25

John H. Watrous Letter

Identifier: SC 01485
Content Description Four page letter addressed to Cousin Sarah from Richmond, Va. Watson describes the abundance of food and goes into great detail of the description of their cook. His choice of words are a gross exaggeration of her appearance and quite offensive. He also mentions attending an auction selling enslaved individuals. He writes that all of the ladies for sale were dressed quite elegantly and fetched a large sum. In his closing comments he mentions that he feels well suited to the area like it...
Dates: 1859 Jan 10