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William Allen Butler family papers (and related Terry, Collins families)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16447
Scope and Contents This collection depicts the family lives of three prominent New England families, the Butler, Collins, and Terry families from 1808 to 1920 consisting of 8.5 cubic feet, (17 document boxes). Their correspondence, genealogy, photographs, and journals compile a historical collection, vast in size and informative of American life in the nineteenth century. It contains over three hundred letters written when family members were attending Yale or Princeton during the American Civil...
Dates: 1808-1959

Anna Maria Hickman Otis Mead Chalmers family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 4966
Scope and Contents The papers of Anna Maria (Campbell Hickman) Otis Mead Chalmers (1809-1891) and her family offer a deep look into a 19th century American family with a sharp focus on enslaved and formerly enslaved persons. The collection documents the life of a young, widowed woman, Anna Maria Mead Chalmers, who was the granddaughter of General William Hull (1753-1825). She was a mother of four children and became a businesswoman in Richmond, Virginia. She was a writer, an editor of the Southern Churchmen,...
Dates: 1821 - 1897

Claim of Charles Gallagher for Loss of Schooner Nimrod and Cargo on James River, VA, December 5th, 1864

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-02-1
Abstract

Claim related to mercantile ship.

Dates: 1864-12-05

Correspondence of William W. Crapo Concerning the Alabama Claims Cases

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-98-3
Dates: Majority of material found in 1870 (1871-1872)-1876

Jefferson Davis comic carte de visite engravings

 Collection — Folder: MSS16816_001
Identifier: MSS 16816

George E. Dennis Confederate letter

 Collection — Box: BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589288]
Identifier: MSS 16169
Scope and Contents

George E. Dennis Confederate letter, 1862, in which he describes camp conditions and troop movements consisting of 0.03 cubic feet.

Dates: 1862

Charles I. Eaton papers--addition 1

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 12204
Content Description

One carte de visite photograph of Union soldier Charles I. Eaton in uniform. This collection is an addition to MSS 12204 Journals of Charles I. Eaton. See external documentations below for a link to that collection.

Dates: circa 1864

Sylvenus A. Fay Civil War diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16708
Content Description Sylvenus A. Fay diary recounting the daily events of camp life and fighting, his capture by Confederates during the Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina and waiting for an exchange for his freedom with hundreds of Union Officers. Lieutenant Fay was the commanding officer of Company F, 85th New York Infantry. In January 1864, the 85th Infantry was ordered to Plymouth NC, where in April, almost the entire regiment was captured. There is significant information in the diary about...
Dates: 1864

Joel Gardner collections of war memorabilia and materials related to the University of Virginia

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16773
Content Description This collection contains war materials and materials related to the University of Virginia both donated by Joel Gardner. The war memorabila is from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century including a certification that Sergeant James Goldsmith served in the Continental Army in 1781; a letter dated July 8, 1862 requesting permission to form a "Company of 'Partisan Rangers" from the Confederate States Army; a photograph of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler following a September 24, 1938...
Dates: 1848-1970

Henry Wise Garnett letter

 Collection — Box: BW 5, Folder: 1 [X031589245]
Identifier: MSS 16088
Scope and Contents

Henry Wise Garnett letter. 0.03 cubic feet, to his grandfather, Brigadier General H. A. Wise from Richmond, Virginia on October 5, 1863. Henry, at age fourteen, refers to a letter that his mother had recently received from his grandfather about war news, Yankees, a "negro" school, and specific battles in the areas of Princess Anne County and Warrington, Va..

Dates: 1863 October 5

Gay family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16415
Scope and Contents Note

The Gay family papers (1829-1922; 0.5 cubic feet) document the lives of members of the Gay family of Staunton, Virginia. The collection contains approximately 200 letters written by and to family members, with about one-third of the letters written by Private Charles Wyndham Gay (1841-1862) of the Confederate Army to his parents. Other letters include those from Alexandre Etienne de Clouet, a Louisiana Deputy to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.

Dates: 1829 - 1922

Naval Commander Louis Goldsborough letter

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589313]
Identifier: MSS 16206
Scope and Contents

Naval Commander Louis Goldsborough letter to Lieutenant Commander Alexander Murray of the USS Sebago on June 5, 1862, 0.03 cubic feet, is an autograph letter signed by Goldsborough, as the Commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and on U. S. Flagship "Minnesota" letterhead about munitions and supplies. Also included is a handwritten note from Alexander Murray on the verso.

Dates: 1862 June 5

Goss family papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16398
Scope and Contents Note The Goss family papers (1820-2014; 4 cubic feet) contain Civil War letters and documents including a pardon for Ebenezer Walker Goss from President Andrew Johnson in 1865, manuscript receipts of goods sold to the Confederate Army, enslaved person receipts, and papers (mostly correspondence) related to their 19th and early 20th century family in Somerset, Virginia. Business records reflect their apple orchard, farming, and dairy business which was maintained by Charlotte “Lottie” Goss...
Dates: 1820-2014; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1930

Hayes, Rutherford, B. letter to Major Davis

 Collection — Box: BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16651
Content Description

One autographed signed letter by Rutherford B. Hayes to Major Davis regarding reports about the American Civil War and Morgan's Raid in Buffington, Ohio, in July 1863.

Dates: 1891 January

Gustavus Richard "Brown" Horner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 379
Scope and Contents This collection contains over 4,000 letters to Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown Horner (from family members and colleagues as well as a letterbook containing copies of letters from Dr. Horner in Warrenton, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1824 to 1892. (The collection totals 41 document boxes). The letters chronicle the historical and political events of the time including enslavery, violence against indigenous persons, the Civil War, post war conditions, westward...
Dates: 1820-1892 (1920)

Edward L. Jameson letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 12123

John G. Staysa Civil War Diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16812
Dates: January 25 - June 2, 1862

Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence carte de visite

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16638
Content Description This collection contains a carte de visite of Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a formerly enslaved child. The caption states "A Redeemed Slave Child, 5 years of Age. Redeemed in Virginia by Catherine S. Lawrence; baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church by Henry Ward Beecher in May 1963. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863, by C. S. Lawrence, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York." Photographed by the...
Dates: May 1863

"M. B. K." Civil War letter

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589319]
Identifier: MSS 16217
Scope and Contents

"M. B. K." Civil War letter, and other family letters, 0.03 cubic feet. A sister writes to her brother, "Reynold" in the Confederate Army, near Yorktown, 1861, May 21 and June 25 , with a note from his mother, and another letter from a "fond sister" with detail about the fight in Virginia, including the "Company of Howitzers now at Manassas Gap" and mention of Colonel Francis Hennery Smith, (1812-1890) First Superintendent at Virginia Military Institute and his treatment of the cadets.

Dates: 1861

Reverend J. O. Miller letter to the Honorable Adam M. Glossbenner

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589300]
Identifier: MSS 16189
Scope and Contents Reverend J. O. Miller (living in York, Pennsylvania) letter to his congressman, the Honorable Adam M. Glossbrenner, 1866, 0.03 cubic feet, concerning damage done by the Union troops to the Winchester German Reformed church. Also included are four affidavits documenting the damage with testimony signed by George F. Miller, Isaac Kline (Frederick County), Thomas Hewel (Winchester), John W. Gain, Brison Luther, George Diffendorfer, and J. B. T. Reid (Mayor of Winchester). The letter and...
Dates: 1866

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