Farm management--Virginia--History--20th century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 1994.09
Scope and Contents Portfolio of correspondence to Thomas R. Daley of Porto Bello Farm, ca. 1914-1920. Business records. Letters written to and from Thomas R. Daley regarding land and property investments in Minnesota, Virginia and Florida. Includes property descriptions, business records,orders for shares in the Metropolitan Milk Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota and orders for farm materials. Thomas Daley's properties in Virginia included Porto Bello Farm, Bassetterre and property on Queen's Creek...
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.265
Scope and Contents Twenty-two diaries kept by unidentified farm owner or manager for the years 1923-1944 and 1954. Entries are mostly brief and note daily weather and chores performed on the farm, which employed 6-8 men year round and up to 60 on the orchard during picking season. Most entries give the full names of workers employed each day and broken down by task. The identity of the farm and location have not been positively established at this point: The seller notes that the farm was assumed to...
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA 5.158
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, financial records, and other material concerning Louise Lightfoot Morriss, class of 1935 from the College of William and Mary. Most of the letters written to Louise while she was at William and Mary were from a boyfriend at the United States Naval Academy, who signed all his letters "Add." There are also letters written to Mrs. G. L. Morriss, Louise's parents, at Mohawk Farm, their residence in Buckingham County, Virginia. Most of these letters concern orders...
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 P94
Scope and Contents Records, 1929-1946, concerning Prestwould in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The collection includes correspondence of Dr. John Williamson Price, Jr., of Louisville, Kentucky, the owner of Prestwould with his farm managers; accounts; livestock records; and registration records of Aberdeen-Angus cattle; Percheron horses; saddle horses; and Hampshire hogs. Prestwould is an eighteenth century plantation which was owned by the Skipwith family. It is now owned by the Prestwould Foundation...