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Virginia--History--18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

John Bartram Journal Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01155
Scope and Contents Typed carbon transcript from a draft of John Bartram's journal of a trip to Maryland and Virginia in 1738. Note on transcript "most important, never published in full, EGS." EGS is Earl Gregg Swem. Another note states, "the journey of 1738, which is outlined in [William] Darlington, letter to [Peter] Collinson, December 1738. See 'Brothers of the Spade' [by E.G. Swem]." Includes notes and correspondence on John Bartram by Earl Gregg Swem in 1926.

John Brown Letter to James Brown

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.134
Scope and Contents One letter from John Brown of Philadelphia to his brother, James Brown. The letter concerns life in the military. Brown describes the conduct of Benjamin Logan, Colonel of the Kentucky County, Virginia militia, the sale of Brown's property on Potts Creek in Virginia, and the possible resignation of General Arthur St. Clair from the army.

Carl R. Dolmetsch Papers

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Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.111
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, publications, and other material kept by Carl R. Dolmetsch, a professor in the Department of English at the College of William and Mary. Included in the collection are publications, a drawing, and a poster related to author H.L. Mencken; correspondence concerning potential visiting lecturers to events in the Department of Engllish; and letters written to Carl R. Dolmetsch by persons who had contributed material to Smart...

Fairfax Harrison Papers

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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...

John Hoskins Stone Letter to Robert Brooke

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Identifier: SC 00580
Scope and Contents etter from John Hoskins Stone, the Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland to Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia to transmit a copy of resolution passed by the Maryland General Assembly relative to the boundary line between the two states.

Maury Family Papers

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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...

William and Peyton Short Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 Sh9
Scope and Contents Dated 1783-1825. Letters, 1783-1825, primarily between William Short (1759-1849), American diplomat and financier, who, after a career in Europe, settled in Philadelphia, Pa., and his brother, Peyton Short (1761-1825), a native of Virginia who moved to Kentucky and engaged in extensive land speculation there and in Ohio. William gives advice concerning Peyton's career and the education of his children, and discusses other family matters, but is primarily concerned with various speculative land...

Sussex County, Va. Merchant's Account Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame1u Oversize
Scope and Contents Account book of an unknown merchant, probably from Sussex County, Virginia.  Some accounts include people from Isle of Wight County, Virginia and Surry County, Virginia.

Virginia Cities Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.4 V82ci
Scope and Contents Artificial collection of papers relating to various cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

William Cole Collection of Colonial-Era Documents, Prints, and Coats of Arms

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00196
Content Description Documents, prints, and heraldry pertaining to Virginia governors from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes letters and documents signed by John Murray, Robert Brooke, James Wood, Beverly Randolph, Patrick Henry, Edmund Andros, Jeffrey Amherst, Norborne Berkeley, Robert Hunter, Francis Fauquier, Earl De La Warr, James Blair, and Robert Dinwiddie among others. Also included in the collection are prints, coats of arms, and commemorative coins.