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Women--Virginia--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Beatrice E. Smither Diary

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01735
Content Description

A 271 page dairy written by Beatrice E. Smither, a young woman working at the law firm Williams and Mullen in Richmond, VA. Over the year of 1925, Smither writes about a variety of topics including work, civic and church clubs, politics, family, friends, as well as her romances with two separate men, Cy and George.

A large majority of the diary is written in longhand, but there are some passages in shorthand as well.

Content warning for mentions of alcholism.

M.E. Griffin Letter

 Collection — Small Collections Box 124, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01765
Content Description A letter from M. (possibly Margaret) E. Griffin to her cousin John Davis. In the letter, Griffin asks Davis to hire out or sell all of the enslaved people working on the plantation she inherited. She mentions that an enslaved man by the name of Henry struck her son Jordan, and left the plantation to go to Lynchburg without permission. Griffin states that Henry has been "increasing in insolence, till his presence can no longer be endured."Content warning for derogatory language...

Jane Davis Syle Letter

 Collection — Small Collections Box 116
Identifier: SC 01701
Content Description

A twelve page extended letter written by Jane Davis Syle while she was on a missionary voyage to China with her husband, Edward W. Syle. (Contains language that is derogatory towards the people of Asia and of Asian descent.)

Kate Tuck Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01375
Content Description

Eight letters addressed to Kate Tuck from various individuals regarding family news and personal events. News is of events and people of their town, Scottsburg in Halifax County, Virginia. In one letter, a friend describes two townspeople who had gone insane, Captain Whit, and a dear friend, Mrs. Arnold. Both were taken to the Asylum in Staunton, Virginia. News in the letters also covers other personal matters of townspeople, economic events, and personal matters.

University Archives Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 335
Scope and Contents This collection contains scrapbooks related to faculty, students, and various programs and events at the College of William and Mary. Acc. 1983.075: twenty-seven scrapbooks, 1934-1943, of newspaper clippings about the College, events, and programs. Acc. 1983.081: scrapbooks, 1919-1938, with clippings about the College, students, and faculty. Acc. 1983.083: two scrapbooks, 1934-1942, with invitations to programs, concerts, plays, parties, and other events...