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Virginia--Description and travel

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Beard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 B38
Scope and Contents Papers (including correspondence) of Eva V. Beard, Nannie S. Beard, and John Link Beard of Augusta County, Virginia. Includes letter, 1843, of J. E. Carnes describing a trip by land and river boat from Augusta County, Virginiaa. to Licking County, Ohio (describing Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, particularly Cincinnati); a portion of John L. Beard's account book, 1834-1865, listing coffins made; and an order for exchange of Civil War prisoners at Richmond.

George Bouton Letter to Mollie Bouton

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00617
Scope and Contents Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

William Brayshaw Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1987.55
Scope and Contents Photograph scrapbook by William Brayshaw.  Photographs include family photographs from locations all over the world.  Many photographs include chapels and churches, American Mission Schools and early photographs of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mildred Stone Browne Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00635
Scope and Contents Diary, 1840-1842 of Mildred Stone Brown of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Mildred Stone Browne was born in October of 1820 to William Browne and Margaret Emily Stone.  In 1846, Mildred Stone Brown married John Lawrence Mayre, who later became the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.  In her diary, Mildred writes about the weather, events, and illnesses.  She spends many of her days visiting and hosting family and friends. She attends weddings, engagement parties, social events, and goes on numerous...

Meta J. Chapman Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00163
Scope and Contents Contains three handwritten diaries that once belonged to Meta J. Chapman of Pennsylvania. The first diary is for the year 1929, and contains information about the weather, family gatherings, birthdays, playing bridge, and other activities of daily life. There is an entry for everyday from January 1 through May 10, but the rest of the diary is blank. The second diary is for the year 1930, and is a travel diary of a trip Meta took through Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania from September 6...

Editorial about Old Point Comfort, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00678
Scope and Contents Draft of an editorial praising Old Point Comfort, Virginia by an unknown writer.  Mentions seabathing, food, walking and the pleasant soldiers and veterans, particularly Colonel Walback. Written between August 1842 and July 1848.

Maximilian Hartman Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.79
Scope and Contents Two diaries written by Civil War soldier Maximilian Hartman are included as well as a transcription of their contents.  The first diary begins in September of 1861 and continues until February, 1862.  The second diary continues from February, 1862 and ends in May of that same year.  The diaries delineate the travels and military actions of the 93rd Regiment from Pennsylvania as it passes through Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.  Of local interest are the descriptions of events in...

William S. Jefferys Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2013.306
Scope and Contents Contains the letters of William S. Jefferys, a Union soldier from West Virginia, during the American Civil War. Based on his letters he probably was in the 7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. The bulk of the letters consist of Jefferys writing home to his father from the battle front describing the conditions of his fellow officers, asking about the condition of his relatives back home, and stories from the front lines including the occupation of Winchester in 1861. He also describes his...

Thomas Robinson Joynes Memoranda

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Tr2
Scope and Contents Memoranda, 1810, made by Thomas R. Joynes on a journey from Virginia and Ohio to Kentucky.