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Page-Nelson Society of Virginia historic documents

 Item — Flat_Box: Oversized Box S-112, Oversize_Folder(Within_an_OSBox): 1 [X030899389]
Identifier: MSS 16454
Scope and Contents Note Page-Nelson Society of Virginia Historic documents (1790-1805, 0.21 cubic feet) contain an autograph letter signed from John Page (1744-1808) to "Dear Sir," noting that he will be absent from Congress during January 1791 (dated 6 December, 1790); a printed commission on parchment, completed in manuscript, appointing John Preston as Major in the Third Division of the Virginia Militia, signed by Governor John Page (1744-1808), dated 24 December 1802; a printed land grant on parchment (oversize)...
Dates: 1790 - 1805

Coventry Patmore letter to Trubner and Co.

 Collection — Box: BW 22, Folder: 1 [X031660928]
Identifier: MSS 16448
Scope and Contents Note The Coventry Patmore letter to Trubner and Co. (1856; 0.03 cubic feet) was written during his time as printed book supernumary assistant at the British Museum, in regards to "The Espousals," book II of his poem, The Angel In the House.
Dates: 18 March 1856

William and Eula Phelps's papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15787
Scope and Contents The William and Eula Richardson Phelps letters (1895-1940; 2 cubic feet) relates the courtship and early marriage of William and Eula Richardson and their life with family members. William was a tobacco salesman for R. H. Fishburne and Company in Roanoke, Virginia and because he travelled across the mid-west for his living, there are frequent letters between the couple, that describe their life at the turn of the century. There are also letters from Eula's family about her mother being...
Dates: 1895-1940

Stella Pratt scrapbook

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16417
Scope and Contents Note The Stella Pratt scrapbook (1883-1894; 0.4 cubic feet) contains correspondence, clippings, printed material, invitations, sketches, flowers, ribbons, photos, and a sketch of Stella herself. Pratt is from Longwood, Massachusetts, a neighborhood within Brookline.
Dates: 1867 - 1947

Armstead L. Robinson papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 12836
Scope and Contents The Armstead L. Robinson papers(1848-2001; 43 cubic feet) consist of audiotapes; book reviews; census material; computer printouts; conference papers; correspondence; biographical information; instructional material; lectures and speeches; manuscripts and original writings by Robinson, his colleagues and students; maps; memorabilia; microfilm; organizational and professional files; photographs; printed items, and research and topical files. Most of the nineteenth century material is in the...
Dates: 1848-2001; Majority of material found in 1967-1992

Paul T. Ruxin collection of James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, and their Circle collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16519
Scope and Contents An autographed signed letter from James Boswell to Andrew Gibb December 5, 1792 about receiving boxes, rent, and giving his son James Boswell money.An autographed signed 4 page letter from James Boswell to Andrew Gibb, (the overseer at his Auchinleck estate) May 31, 1793 discussing road repairs, horse breeding, and lumber sales. London. An autograph signed letter from James Boswell to Thomas Percy April 16, 1773 inviting Percy to dine at his lodgings with Joshua Johnson...
Dates: 1769-1793

Somerville family papers

 Box
Identifier: MSS 16201
Scope and Contents The Somerville family papers (1821-2013) consists of correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and extensive genealogical files. The papers and research detailing the history of the Somerville family, mainly in America, range from its colonial background to contemporary times. The extensive genealogical research is comprised of notes and charts, along with correspondence, photographs, military records, personal notes, clippings, and printed materials. The collection also includes records...
Dates: 1821 - 2013

Elizabeth Stoddard letters to Ella Farman

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8266
Content Description Three autograph letters of Elizabeth Stoddard signed, to Ella Farman, author and editor of Wide Awake discussing the literary periodical press, payments to authors, and other matters. Written legibly in ink on three folded sheets of "E.D.B.S." (Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard) embossed stationary. This collection is an addition to Elizabeth Stoddard letters in the Barrett Collection (MSS 8266, 8266-a).
Dates: circa 1875

Stowe grocery store ledgers

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16433
Scope and Contents Note The Stowe grocery store ledgers (1870-1934; 0.4 cubic feet) document the operation of the titular family's grocery store in Petersburg, Virginia. Ledgers document monthly expenses for items ranging from rent to flour to labor. The collection also contains a small file of personal letters and bills for appliances.
Dates: 1870 - 1934

Bennett Taylor papers--addition

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9221
Content Description MSS 9221 Bennett Taylor papers consist of family correspondence with letters to and from Bennett about education at the University of Virginia, descriptions of United States Civil War battles including the 19th Virginia Regiment Company F, Picketts Divison at 2nd Manassas, a prisoner exchange for Lieutenant Colonel Bennett Taylor from Johnson Island in Lake Erie New York, and family news of descendants of Thomas Jefferson and local Charlottesville families from 1851-1894. Correspondence of...
Dates: 1851 - 1894

Eleanor Ross Taylor letters to Paul Collinge

 Collection — Folder: ViU2018.0112_1
Identifier: MSS 16687
Content Description Letters and notes from Eleanor Ross Taylor to Paul Collinge and Mary Lyons (Heartwood Books). Also includes one program from Taylor's funeral and one from her husbands funeral (St Paul's Church, Charlottesville, Virginia) collected by Paul Collinge.
Dates: 1999-2012

The University of Virginia Collection on the Events in Charlottesville, VA, August 11-13, 2017

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16386
Scope and Contents This collection contains offensive and harmful language and imagery including racist and violent references and imagery. The purpose of this note is to give users the opportunity to decide whether they need or want to view these materials, or at least, to mentally or emotionally prepare themselves to view the materials.  This collection documents the events of August 11 and 12, 2017 that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the circumstances...
Dates: 2015-01-13 - 2020; Majority of material found within 2017-01-03 - 2020

Alexander Theroux letters to Judy Barnes

 Collection — Box: BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16662
Content Description 11 letters from Alexander Theroux to Judy Barnes. Barnes, whose name is now Judith Music, describes the letters as such: “We had met in 1972 when he was on the faculty of Longwood College and I was a reference librarian there.” The dates of the letters are: 1 Letter (1973), 4 Letters (1974), 2 Letters (1978), 1 Letter (1979), 2 Letters (1980).
Dates: 1973 - 1980

E. Warren letters from Virginia springs

 Collection — Box: BW 15, Folder: 1 [X030899216]
Identifier: MSS 16362

Wesley Webster letter

 Collection — Box: BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16635

Frank Owen Wilson and Susan Rinehart World War II correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16414
Content Description The collection contains more than 450 letters written between Lieutenant Frank Owen Wilson from Wilson, Arkansas, who was a University of Virginia graduate and his Charlottesville girlfriend, Susan Smith Rinehart (1925-1995), whose family lived on an estate called "Boxwood." There are 276 letters from Wilson and 180 letters from Rinehart. Wilson's early letters are from Saint Elmo Hall at the Univeristy of Virginia. His letters while in military service were not subject to censorship, yet...
Dates: 1921, 1941-1945

Colonel William Withers letters

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589273]
Identifier: MSS 16126
Scope and Contents Colonel William Withers letters (1883; 0.03 cubic feet)consist of letters about thoroughbred race horse breeding in 1883 on a farm in Lexington, Kentucky and include details about horse sales, racing times, specific horses.and is .03 cubic feet. There are also letters to Colonel Withers.
Dates: 1883

John Porter Woody letters

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16437
Scope and Contents Note The John Porter Woody letters (1888-1911; 0.5 cubic feet) document Woody's work on a section of the Pampatike farm in King William County, Virginia. The bulk of the letters to Woody are from Pampatike owner Thomas Henry Carter, who updates Woody on business matters including farm finances, equipment, and Carter's travels. Folder 1 contains a copy of Woody's lease from January 1, 1894. A small number of items in the collection are receipts for purchases of farm equipment, and the...
Dates: 1888 - 1911

World Encyclopedia business letters

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899277]
Identifier: MSS 16364
Scope and Contents World Book Encyclopedia business letters, MSS 16364, 1944, 0.03 cubic feet consisting of four letters from representatives of the World Book Encyclopedia, and Quarrie Corporation, regarding Lillie P. Woodson's work selling encyclopedias in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dates: 1944

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