Category Archives: Virginia

Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

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 Continue reading Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

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

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

Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

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 Continue reading Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

Edmund Ruffin Jr. journal, 1851-1862, 1866-1873.

Creator: Ruffin, Edmund, Jr., fl. 1823-1873.
Collection number: 639-z
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Abstract: Edmund Ruffin Jr. was a wheat, tobacco, and cotton planter of Prince George, Hanover, and Amelia counties, Va. Ruffin, the son of Edmund, Sr., and Susan (Travis) Ruffin, owned two Continue reading Edmund Ruffin Jr. journal, 1851-1862, 1866-1873.

Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Creator: Fitzgerald family.
Collection number: 4177
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Abstract: Diaries, 1864 and 1867-1871, and a sketchbook of Robert G. Fitzgerald (1840-1919); copies of his pension record and marriage certificate and of the manumission certificate of Thomas Fitzgerald (father of Robert G.); two letters; and articles Continue reading Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Bryan and Minor family papers, 1807-1918; ca. 1930s.

Creator: Bryan and Minor family.
Collection number: 2494-z
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Abstract: Bryan and Minor families of Georgia and Virginia, descendants of Jonathan Bryan. Scattered family letters, 1807-1918, of the Bryan and Minor families; Bryan family Bible records; reminiscences of John Randolph Bryan’s experiences Continue reading Bryan and Minor family papers, 1807-1918; ca. 1930s.