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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 War....
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, an...
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

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

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 — 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

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 affidavits...
Dates: 1866

Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16441
Scope and Contents Note The Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers (1861-1876; 0.2 cubic feet) consists of letters to family from two brothers serving on the Union side of the Civil War, one on the Eastern theatre, Albe Cady Barrett Moore in Company K, 5th Regiment Wisconsin volunteers, and John Wesley Moore, on the Western theater, in the Company B, 7th Regiment, Minnesota volunteers. Albe Moore fought with the Army of the Potomac and died from illness in 1862 at Harrison's Landing near Richmond, Va....
Dates: 1861 - 1876

John L. Nau III Civil War History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16459
Scope and Contents Note John L. Nau III Civil War History collection (1846-1881; 202 cubic feet) consists of letters and transcriptions, photographs, currency, diaries and transcriptions, autographs, newspapers, photo albums, military orders, and requisitions.
Dates: 1846 - 1904; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Robert Clark papers

 Collection — Box: BW 26, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16497
Content Description This collection contains 14 fourteen letters written during the Civil War to Robert Clark (48th Infantry Illinois) by three Union soldiers: William B. Oliphant (6 letters) (a Sergeant in Company E, 51st Infantry Regiment Illinois), John R. Oliphant (4 letters) (Illinois E Company), Henry Willett (2 letters), and 2 unidentified letters/writings, including a leather pouch in which the letters were discovered. The letters were written primarily from Tennessee and Mississippi.The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864

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

Virgil Maxwell Ward letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16678
Content Description This collection contains four letters from a formerly enslaved person, Virgil M. Ward to his former Philadelphia employer, Edward Morris Davis, referred to as "Dear Friend " in the letters. Ward was born in Virginia in 1827, and it is unknown how he escaped enslavement. He worked in Philadelphia for Davis at $15.00 per month from April 1st, 1855 to April 13th, 1857. He moved to Ypsilanti, then Canada, and finally to Michigan. The letters are from the year 1860. The first letter is...
Dates: October 25, 1860 - December 16, 1860.

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