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Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

William Boulware Letter

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.089
Scope and Contents A letter dated July 12, 1846 to William Boulware from Sidney Brooks of New York. Brooks apologizes for not being in town to meet and entertain Boulware's friends Mr. and Mrs. [Thomas] Dew and reminiscences about previous trips to multiple towns in Italy and Boulware's kindness while on a visit to Naples. Brooks also discusses an article Boulware sent to him on the "Color of the Ancient Egyptians," and refers to Boulware's stance on race and intelligence. He finishes the letter by discussing...

Documenting Life During COVID-19 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00326
Scope and Contents

Collection includes social media posts, music recitals, podcasts, video recordings, digital photographs, self-portraiture, original music compositions, poetry, personal journal entries, and other materials created by members of the William & Mary and the greater Williamsburg community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

Future accruals expected.

Augustus C. Golding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 94 G56
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers, dated 1859-1934, but mainly 1862-1864, of Augustus C. Golding (also spelled as Goldin and , Golden). It includes letters, a letterbook, diaries, documents, pension papers, printed materials, and photographs. All items relate to Golding's service in the Union Army, 1861-1864, in Northern Virginia, on the Virginia peninsula, and in Maryland. Golding's letters to family and friends describe troop movements, battles, camp conditions, his health, a hospital,...

Goodwin Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G63
Scope and Contents Letters, memoirs, journals, sermons, monographs, genealogical material concerning the Goodwin, Archer, Silvester, Ballard and Smith families.The bulk of the collection is comprised of the papers of Frederick Deane Goodwin, an Episcopal minister.  Bishop William Meade is a correspondent.  Correspondence between Frederick Deane Goodwin's immediate family is included and papers of his son, Edward Lewis Goodwin, an Episcopal minister and his granddaughter, Mary Frances Goodwin, a...

James Davy Proctor Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00041
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters to James Davy Proctor, an English immigrant living in Virginia, written by his family and friends back home. The later letters were written to Proctor's wife, Louisa Frances "Fannie" Wilson. The incoming letters to Proctor were written mainly by his sisters Harriet and Sarah, his father James, and his Aunt Elizabeth. Other correspondents include Maud M. Rogers, Alice Jane Rodgers, and Jack Phillips.The letters inquire about Proctor's whereabouts, his health,...

Peter Carr Letter to William B. Hare

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Identifier: SC 01449
Scope and Contents Letter written by Peter Carr of Carrsbrook to William B. Hare, a doctor in Richmond, dated November 20, 1809. The letter refers to Hare's unnamed illness and his seeking medical care in the "lower country" and taking the water of Nelson. Carr then writes about U. S. politics, stating "I believe the salvation of state rights and sovereignty depend on the integrity and abilities of state councils and institutions." He then discusses European politics, noting that the "late change in the...