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Goodman and Farrow family journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16482
Content Description This collection consists of a family journal kept by the Goodman and Farrow families of Albemarle county. The journal includes five pages labeled “Black register of births” recording the first names and birth dates of more than 49 enslaved people. Also included are handwritten recipes, a few draft letters, and ancestral information.Warning: Content in the journal lists first names of enslaved persons, with their birthdates and notation of "Sold". The first name on the register is...
Dates: 1865 - 1889

Laine family papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16277
Scope and Contents Note The Laine family papers (1772-1961; 0.8 cubic feet) contains letters and documents about hiring enslaved people, other family correspondence, and financial and legal papers related to the Laine (sometimes Lane) family in Sussex County, Virginia. There is also a letter and information about the War of 1812. Also of interest is the correspondence and church programs for Amos Lloyd Laine who was a minister in Wakefield, Virginia.
Dates: 1772 - 1961

May family papers

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16057
Scope and Contents Note The May family papers (1870-1945; 0.4 cubic feet) document the lives of a couple generations of the Richmond-based May family. Photograph subjects in the collection include J.A. May in his Confederate Army uniform post-Civil War, J. Howard May, Jr. as an infant, Virgil May, Sr., Phil May with relatives at Virginia Military Institute, and Virgil R. May, Jr. with his wife Ella and children Linda and Billy.Letters in the collection are primarily written by or to Virgil, Jr. and Ella,...
Dates: 1870 - 1945

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