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James Boswell letter to Andrew Gibb (part of Paul T. Ruxin, Samuel Johnson, and James Boswell and their Circle Collection)

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16519
Scope and Contents 4 page autograph letter signed by James Boswell to Andrew Gibb, (the overseer at his Auchinleck estate) May 31, 1793 discussing road repairs, horse breeding, and lumber sales. London. Part of the Paul T. Ruxin, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and Their Circle Collection.
Dates: 1793 May 31

Bound Case Materials for Walsh v. Preston, also called the Mercer Colony Case

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-95-7
Abstract Heavily annotated documentation of a late 19th century Texas case concerning a pre-statehood land grant. The case was heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit in 1879 and by the Supreme Court in 1882.
Dates: undated

Brandon L. Garrett Collection of Criminal and Death Penalty Trial Transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2017-01
Abstract Trial transcripts for Virginia death penalty cases. DNA exonoree trials, and various state criminal trials.
Dates: 1977-2011

John McKnight Brayton diary

 Collection — Box: BW 12, Folder: 1 [X031589385]
Identifier: MSS 16309
Scope and Contents John McKnight Brayton diary, 1865 April-May, 0.03 cubic feet, while he was serving with the United States Christian Commission in devastated Richmond. Brayton's job included supplying wounded soldiers with bibles, crutches, paper, food, and other necessities, which is detailed in his diary. He also wrote letters for the soldiers to their family members and they are included at the end of the diary. There are descriptions of Brayton's trip to Richmond and the scenery as his boat neared the...
Dates: 1865

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative ephemera and zine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16546
Content Description This collection contains a collection of ephemera and zines that were available in repurposed newspaper boxes outside The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia. These items were gathered in intervals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2021. These include personal and political zines by Laura Lee Gulledge, Mala Leche, and the rasquache collective; informational fliers about defunding the police and policing, Black Lives Matter, and actions against white...
Dates: 2020 - 2021

Christopher Bright notebooks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16614
Content Description This collection contains six notebooks of course materials and notes from Christopher J. Bright's, class of 1991, study in the MA Foreign Affairs program at the University of Virginia. Subjects include Latin America, Military in Latin America, Democracy in Latin America, and the Cold War.
Dates: c. 1990

Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589275]
Identifier: MSS 16133
Scope and Contents Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.
Dates: 1851-1855

Stonewall J. Brown composition

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589326]
Identifier: MSS 16230
Scope and Contents Stonewall J. Brown compositon on obedience for Literary Society, dated 1885, February 15 but postmarked 1904 Feburary 24, consists of 0.03 cubic feet, and is a compositon handwritten on a single sheet of paper about obedience for boys and addressed to Mrs. Columbia Elizabeth Brown at Miller School, Mount Fair, Virginia
Dates: 1885, 1904

George Buckston Browne collection on Down House

 Collection — Box: BW 33, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16562

Lottie E. Browne memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16563

S. E. Brownell letter to Albert Gallatin Remington

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589328]
Identifier: MSS 16233
Scope and Contents S. E. Brownell letter to Albert Gallatin Remington regarding gathering material for the first and only number of the New York Quarterly Review, December 29, 1851, and an itemized bill of John P. Prall, book and job printer in New York for the first 500 copies printed, February 11, 1852, 0.03 cubic feet. The literary journal was short lived and folded after the first number. The letter from Brownell to the editor Remington, shows that the author is agitated over the article, mentions his work on...
Dates: 1851 December 29

Lucy Bruce friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16547
Content Description A ladies album belonging to Lucy Bradbury Bruce of Worcester County, Massachusetts which contains five engraved plates, sentiments from friends and family, three calligraphy drawings, and a watercolor theorem of a rose. Most of the well wishes are signed and dated, and many include locations. Predominately the locations and many of the signers are women including two of her sisters.
Dates: 1853 - 1868

John Newton Buck papers

 Collection — Box: BW 34, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16545
Content Description This collection consists of forty-two letters primarily from John Newton Buck to his son, Walker Davison Buck, starting in December 1866 and ending in April 1873. There is one letter to John signed by "sister Catherine" and maybe the same women referred throughout the letters as “Aunt Cathie” throughout the letters. The letters are written from towns in Virginia and Maryland. Walker Davison Buck was a young boy when he received these letters; the letters cover his youth from the age of...
Dates: December 14, 1866 - April 17, 1873

James Buford estate sale list

 Collection — Box: BW 1, Folder: 1 [X031589421]
Identifier: MSS 15962
Scope and Contents James Buford estate sale list (1797; 0.03 cubic feet) contains a list of Buford's assests in Lunenburg, Virginia. The list mention the sale of six enslaved people, along with cattle and furniture.
Dates: 1797

John William Burke letter

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669073]
Identifier: MSS 16512
Content Description This collection contains an autograph letter signed "J.W. Burke, agt" on illustrated Depository letterhead, naming Burke as "Agent." One page in full to Messers G. & C. Merriam, informing them that any payments on debt owed by the Methodist Book Depository will have to wait until the end of the Civil War.
Dates: 29 April 1861

Burmese manuscript

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16564
Content Description 48 panels with text or illustrations on both sides. Written in either Tai Khuen or Tai Lue, two very similar scripts. The speakers of these languages are found in northern Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. This manuscript appears to have come from Myanmar, and contains protective mantras and yantra designs for candles.
Dates: 1800s

Allison L. Burnett papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16656
Content Description This collection contains the Civil Rights papers of Dr. Allison L Burnett, a biology professor at the University of Virginia and an active member in social movements, who was an organizer of the efforts and petition drive to integrate the University Theater. The papers include twenty-one long-sheet petitions, fourteen newspaper clippings, and six pieces of correspondence. The long-sheet petitions, each one or two pages, are signed by students and faculty in support of the...
Dates: c. 1960s

Ollen Lawrence Burnette, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15864
Scope and Contents Ollen Lawrence Burnette, Jr. papers, 1815-2014, 6 cubic feet, containing Dr. Burnette’s research and manuscripts for "Coastal Kingdom: A History of Baldwin County, Alabama" and other writings (1953-2011); correspondence with history professors and academics at state and private universities about teaching jobs, education, and history (1946-2003); military service records and assignments (1945-1987), and personal papers (1815-2011) including correspondence, school papers and yearbooks, pocket...
Dates: 1815-2014

Burnley Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15926
Scope and Contents This collection of Burnley Family letters, 3 cubic feet, contain family correspondence and papers of a prominent Albemarle County, Charlottesvile, Virginia family from 1808 to 1964 which include civil war and slave documents, military papers of Company F, 7th Infantry orders, teaching papers of Samuel Goodman Burnley, political letters about Harry Flood Byrd, writings of William Samuel Burnley, and letters reflecting the turn of the century family life, friends, church services, and family...
Dates: 1808-1964

Joseph Perrin Burrage letters, 1862-1863

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-16215
Scope and Contents The Joseph Perrin Burrage letters consist of one document box, .04 cubic feet, and contain 88 of his letters to his family describing his activities and lifestyle in the Thirty-Third Massachussetts Volunteers during the Civil War from 1862 to 1863. Most of the letters are accompanied with a typed transcript and the original mailing envelope. Some of the folders contain several letters while most have only one per folder.His letters describe the details of camp life, including...
Dates: 1862-1863

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