Archive for the ‘Virginia’ Category

Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

July 25, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Woods, Mary L.
Collection number: 5522-z
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Abstract: Mary L. Woods was an African American woman from Smithfield, Va. The collection is a photograph album belonging to Mary L. Woods containing 69 snapshots of friends and family members, labeled with names, dates, and comments. The images are posed Read more…

John Hughes Papers, 1797-1833

July 24, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Hughes, John, fl. 1797-1833.
Collection number: 5512-z
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Abstract: John Hughes was a Patrick County, Va., planter. The collection is chiefly court Read more…

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

November 21, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains Read more…

Garber Family Letters, 1901-1936

February 23, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Garber family.
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Abstract: Members of the Garber family lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. J.S. Garber worked on a labor gang and for the United States Corps of Engineers at Read more…

Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

February 16, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Wilson, Norvell Winsboro, 1834-1878.
Collection number
: 2957
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Abstract: Norvell Winsboro Wilson (1834-1878) was a Baptist minister in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C., 1861-1867; Farmville, Va., and Richmond, Va., 1867-1875; and New Orleans, La., 1877-1878. The collection includes the Read more…

Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971.

February 25, 2010 Comments off

Creator name: Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971
Collection number: 173-z
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Abstract: Speeches to Confederate veterans’ groups, recollections of North Carolina and Virginia Read more…

Joseph Button papers, 1897-1934 (bulk 1924-1934).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Button, Joseph.
Collection number: 4664-z
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Abstract: Joseph Button was Virginia Commisioner of Insurance, 1925-1929. He also served on the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors and was a member of the Noble Order of the Blue Goose and of the Shriners. He became president Read more…

Mordecai family papers, 1649-1947 (bulk 1810-1850).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Mordecai family.
Collection number: 847
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Abstract: Mordecai family of Warrenton and Raleigh, N.C., and Richmond, Va. Prominent family members included Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838); his sons Samuel (1786-1865), Solomon (1792-1869), and George W. (1801-1871); and his daughters Ellen (1790-1884), Emma (1812-1906), Read more…

William G. Dickson papers, 1767-1920 (bulk 1815-1895).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Dickson, William G., 1775-1855.
Collection number: 221
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Abstract: William G. Dickson was a University of North Carolina alumnus, attorney, and state representative of Burke (now Caldwell) County, N.C.; wife Peggy McDowell Dickson (1783-1854); father General Joseph Dickson (1745-1825); brother James Read more…

Frank G. Ruffin papers, 1802-1909.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Ruffin, Frank G.
Collection number: 640
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Abstract: Francis (“Frank”) Gildart Ruffin (1816-1892), was a planter of Chesterfield County, Va., Confederate colonel, 2nd auditor of Virginia, editor, and political writer. Ruffin served as chairman of the Virginia Sinking Fund Read more…