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Letters (correspondence)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 229 Collections and/or Records:

Marquis de Lafayette Letter to General Nathanael Greene

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01342
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Marquis de la Lafayette, at camp near Pamunkey, Virginia to General Nathanael Greene. Lafayette writes about the defense of Richmond with 900 men against the British with superior numbers of 2,300 men; at Richmond was General Nelson with a corps of militia and General Steuben and Muhlenberg; enemy moved to Manchester burning warehouses; enemy retreated from Richmond to Osburns; since the enemy landed at City Point, no public property has been destroyed.

Dates: 1781 May 3

Thomas Landers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00025
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Landers, a private in the 16th Massachusetts Volunteers during the American Civil War, to his parents. In the letter, Landers comments on camp life during the war and the rescuing of escaped slaves in Virginia near Fortress Monroe. The partial transcription of the letter can be found in the finding aid/box list section below.

Dates: 1862 February 20

Landon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.190
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and papers of Thompson Hoadley Landon (1830-1917) and his son Thomas Durland Landon (1865-1934). Several of the papers and correspondence relate to the Bordentown Military Institute of Bordentown, New Jersey of which both Thompson and Thomas were part of the senior administration for several years. Series 1 of the collection contains the correspondence of Thompson H. Landon including correspondence with his father Seymour Landon (folder 1), a fellow...
Dates: 1877-1926

Carl Laskey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters written by Carl Laskey of the U.S. Navy while aboard the USS Pickaway in the Pacific during the Korean War. Two of the letters are addressed to the Harner family in Lancaster, Ohio. The other is addressed to his wife, Anne, in San Diego, California. Laskey wrote about life at sea, as the Pickaway traveled past Japan to bring troops to Korea. The letters are handwritten and are included with their original envelopes. An addition to the collection is...
Dates: 1951

Norman E. Lau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2015.076
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of letters to and from Norman E. Lau, who served as an aviation metalsmith for the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his family. The correspondence was written before and after the war, and concern Lau's search for a job in Chicago during the Depression, his training, his time spent overseas during the war stationed in the Philippines, and his life after the war in California. Many of the letters were written to or by his wife, "Kitty." Correspondence...
Dates: 1929-1950

Clara L. Lawrence Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.299
Scope and Contents This collection primarily concerns Clara Louise Walde Lawrence's career as a nurse in the period before, during, and after World War I.  Materials in the collection include correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs and negatives, pamphlets, medical supplies, and other publications.  Most of the correspondence, photographs, and publications relate to either WWI or nursing.  Notable correspondents include a letter from Julia Cherney (Bateman) to Clara Walde while serving as a missionary...
Dates: 1763, 1883-1888, 1909-1939

Ann Little Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00665
Scope and Contents

Letter, April 28,1967, from Ethel Rowell to Ann Little. Letter, October 1947, written in Shanghai China from Ellen Douglas Oliver to Courtney [Ward] and Archie; child's school project "Explorers in the New World"; and list of feature articles by Courtney S. Ward.

Dates: 1947-1967

Stephen and Mary Ann Livermore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.49
Scope and Contents The papers are a collection of letters written to Mary Ann Brigham Livermore and Stephen G. Livermore from friends and family members throughout the New England region. Stephen Livermore originated out of Marlboro, Mass.  Some of the papers are letters from him to Mary Ann before their marriage.  Many of the letters are from family that live in Massachusetts towns such as Worcester, Boston, Millbury, Marlboro, Harvard, and Holden.  Other locations include Dover, N.H., Wells River, Vt., and...
Dates: 1842-1859; Majority of material found in 1842-1859

Lloyd Carter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00137
Scope and Contents

Letters and legal documents, circa 1920s, of Lloyd Carter of Baltimore, Maryland. Letters primarily concern various relationships between Carter and a number of women. There is also a letter written to Carter asking for repayment on money lent to him. Legal documents are primarily insurance policies and other related material.

Dates: circa 1920s

Thomas Lowndes Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00544
Scope and Contents

Thomas Lowndes to an unknown person in whcih he Informs the recipient of the arrival of Doctor Geddings who has been appointed to a professorship at the recipient's college and stating that Geddings will set sail soon and hopefully, will be greeted with respect. October 22, 1831.

Includes transcript.

Dates: 1831 October 22

Lyon G. Tyler letter

 Collection
Identifier: UA 413
Content Description

One letter from the President of William & Mary, Lyon G. Tyler to his half sister, Leticia Tyler Semple. In the letter, Tyler informs Semple that the college board passed a resolution allowing her to erect a monument on the old palace grounds. The monument in question was likely the gravesite of James Semple, a former student at the college and Letitia's husband.

Dates: August 12th, 1901

Margaret L. Templeton letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01838
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 26 letters and one pamphlet received by Margaret L. Templeton in 1931. The letters range from business correspondence to personal correspondence and the pamphlet documents updates to the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs of which Templeton was a member.

Dates: 1931

Margot Backas letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01867
Content Description

The Margot Backas letters contains correspondence to and from Professor Jack E. Morpurgo, Margot Backus and others. The letters span from 1958-1993.

Dates: 1958-2000

Maria to Elizabeth Ewell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01106
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1859 October 30, from someone named Maria to Elizabeth S. Ewell, daughter of College of William and Mary president Benjamin S. Ewell. In the letter, the author writes about life in Williamsburg, Virginia, the engagements of local men including professor Edwin Taliaferro to Bland Tucker, the Williamsburg Female Academy, and the loss of George T. Wilmer as rector of Bruton Parish Church.

Dates: 1859 October 30

George Mason Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01808
Content Description

Two undated early nineteenth-century letters from a man named George Mason to John Augustine Washington of Mt. Vernon, Virginia

Dates: Undated

Thomas H. Mason Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00020
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter written by Sergeant Thomas H. Mason of the 56th New York regiment of the Union army during the American Civil War. It describes recent fighting near Yorktown, Virginia including a failed assault on the Confederate position and the taking of four prisoners during the Battle of Burnt Chimneys. The letter also deals with the daily life of a soldier and is addressed to Mason's child.

Dates: circa 1862 April

Archibald McClean Letter to Charles S. Morgan

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01108
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from Archibald McClean to Charles S. Morgan regarding the 1830 Virginia Convention in Richmond, Virginia. In the letter, McClean talked about giving more representation in Virginia to the majority of residents instead of an oligarchy of the elite class. He ended his letter referring to Andrew Jackson, president of the United States, as a "plain, unostentatious republican in manners and quite accessible. But I could not receive the impression that he is a great man."

Dates: 1829 December 26

McGilvray Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.021
Scope and Contents

Letters home to Gatesville, Texas from two brothers, Cam and Burl McGilvray who served in the Army and Marines respectively during World War II. Cam McGilvray was in the Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 in Fargo, North Dakota.  Burl McGilvray was stationed overseas and returned in April 1943 to the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California due to a heat stroke complication. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, song lyrics and postcards.

Dates: 1942-1943

Mozelle DeVonne McNeil Papers, circa 1940-1960

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.594
Scope and Contents

Papers, circa 1940s-1960s, of Mozelle DeVonne McNeil, includes correspondence, photographs, diaries, educational records, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other ephemera. These papers represent a view of everyday life in mid-twentieth century America from the perspective of a soldier's wife.

Dates: circa 1940-1960

Samuel H. McNutt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00143
Scope and Contents

Sixty-six letters home from Corporal Samuel H. McNutt of Company H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves from camps in Maryland and Virginia. Includes comments on battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill and Gettysburg. A history of the 12th Regiment Reserves Infantry can be found in Folder 1 of this collection.

Dates: 1861-1864

Mrs. E.E. Moffitt Letter to Josephus Daniels

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00259
Scope and Contents

Letter from Mrs. E.E. Moffitt, Richmond, Virginia to Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C. asking him to meet with John Hart who is one of her valued friends. September 10, 1916.  Not postmarked, thus probably hand delivered as a letter of introduction by John Hart.

Dates: 1916 September 10

James Monroe Free Frank Envelope

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01356
Content Description

An envelope written by James Monroe from Oak Hill to Thomas W. Griffith in Baltimore, Maryland dated February 2, 1828.

Dates: 1828 February 2

William H. E. Morecock Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00110
Scope and Contents

Civil War correspondence, passes and orders relating to 1st Lieutenant William H.E. Morecock of the 32nd Virginia Volunteer Regiment.  Legal documents of William H. E. Morecock, mostly concerning the lawsuit in Williamsburg and James City County, McCandlish vs Warburton, during 1851 to 1853.  Correspondence and financial records of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary while William H.E. Morecock was Secretary of the Board, 1877-1890.

Dates: 1850-1890

Barton Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.306
Scope and Contents

Papers of and relating to Barton Myers (1853-1927) and the Myers house in Norfolk, Virginia. Included are photographs, letters, sketches of  the house and floor plans, biographical and genealogical notes, magazines and printed ephemera and a limited edition of the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition book.

Dates: 1878-1925 and undated

Murray Nadel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00794
Scope and Contents Papers of Murray Nadel (1918-1997) of New York City. Nadel served with the 8th Air Force, 379th Bomb Group, 527th Bomb Squadron in WW II and his plane was shot down and captured. He was interred in a German Prison camp from January 1944 to May 1945. Included are military records detailing the shooting down of Nadel's plane and the fate of his fellow crew members. Also included, among other items, are forms and correspondence from the Veterans Administration, his honorable discharge and...
Dates: 1943-1981; Majority of material found in 1943-1950