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…

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Read more…

William Curry Harllee papers, 1685-1944.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Harllee, William Curry, 1877-1944.
Collection number: 1550
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Abstract: U.S. Marine Corps officer from South Carolina. Papers of and collected by William Curry Harllee include letters and documents, 1685-1899 (in part copies) of his ancestors, particularly the Harllee family of Mars Bluff and Read more…

James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: McDowell, James, 1795-1851.
Collection number: 459
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Abstract: James McDowell was born 13 October 1795, son of Col. James McDowell and Sarah Preston. He married Susanna Smith Preston in 1818. McDowell was an unsuccessful candidate for Read more…

Thomas Edward Cox books, 1829-1830, 1844-1854.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Cox, Thomas Edward, 1815-1855.
Collection number: 3309
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Abstract: Edward Cox (d. 1853) owned six farms in Henrico County, Va. His son, Thomas Edward Cox, physician and farmer in Henrico County, was educated at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and the Medical College of Virginia Read more…