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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

letters (correspondence)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.

Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:

19th Century Legal Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-89-2
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This collection contains documents - mostly letters - from a variety of Virginia and Maryland judges, Supreme Court personalities from the 19th century.

Dates: 1820-1859

Albert Maltz letters to Gabriel Miller

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0176

Alexander Theroux letters

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2018-0111

Ann Beattie papers--addition 59

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0042

Arthur Kyle Davis letter to Murat Williams

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0111

J. Battle letter to Samuel Battle

 Item — Box BW 21, Folder: [X031750308]
Identifier: MSS 16434
Content Description The J. Battle letter to Samuel Battle (circa 1797; 0.03 cubic feet) documents one piece of the titular relatives' correspondence. The letter is marked "Care of Thomas Maule"; Maule may have been the same Maule that owned a soap and candle factory in late-18th century Virginia. Little information circulates online about either of the Battles, but the contents of the letter should be legible to those accustomed to reading 18th-century cursive.
Dates: circa 1797

Ray Becker imprisonment related letters

 Collection — Box BW 22, Folder: 1 [X031660930]
Identifier: MSS 16450
Scope and Contents Note The Ray Becker imprisonment related letters collection 1935; 0.03 cobic feet) consists of two autograph letters signed by John Dos Passos June 1 and 4, 1935, to Kate Crane-Gartz, accompanied by a four-page autograph letter to Dos Passos from Ray Becker dated January 22, 1935. Dos Passos writes to the Pasadena heiress and supporter of workers' causes, Kate Crane-Gantz, about the case of Ray Becker, the last of the I.W.W. "Wobblies," to be in prison in the aftermath of the 1919 Armistice Day...
Dates: 1935

Ben Belitt papers--addition

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2017-0175

Bennett Taylor papers--addition

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0090

Ned Berkeley Jr. and Doug Bakken correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 12/11/4
Content Description This collection contains the correspondence between Edmund "Ned" Berkeley, Jr. and Doug Bakken, two archival colleagues and close professional friends, circa 1965-1983. The correspondence is a mix of personal and professional topics but primarily focuses on their respective work in archives. Also contained are four pages of Bakken's reflections on their personal and professional relationship that he sent along with the donation of this material.
Dates: 1966-2019; Majority of material found within 1966-1983

Jonathan A. Bishop papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16392
Scope and Contents The Jonathan A. Bishop papers (1897-1924; 0.25 cubic feet) consist of his letters to his wife, Florence Collier Bishop, during his service as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the Spanish-American War (1898-1899) and government documents regarding a pension for his wife (1897-1924), totaling over 80 items. There is also one letter from his wife describing a lynching of an African American man named John Henry James on July 12, 1898 at Wood's Crossing, Charlottesville, Va. Also included is a letter...
Dates: 1897 - 1924

Book Baskets records

 Series
Identifier: MSS 15920
Scope and Contents Records of the Book Baskets (1995-2018; 1.5 cubic feet) consists of meeting agendas, minutes, reports, news clippings, photographs, thank you letters, information on grants, contributors, and general correspondence. The collection is organized into three series.
Dates: 1995 - 2018

Bret Harte letter to James Osgood

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0022

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

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

Warren Chappell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 10204
Content Description These additions of MSS 10204 Warren Chappell papers contain letters, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and publications documenting the life and work of Warren Chappell from roughly 1929 to 2000. Janet Anderson, Shelah Kane Scott, and Calvin Otto were recipients and owners of the collections. The bulk of the collection is correspondence with colleagues, family, and friends including his wife Lydia Chappell. There is significant amounts of correspondence with Rafael Fernandez, Curator of Prints...
Dates: 1929-2000

Eugene Edward Chiles papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 14439
Scope and Contents Note Eugene Edward Chiles papers, (3 cubic feet, 1915-1922) contain love letters from his girlfriend, Eugenie O'Neill who is traveling in European circles with wealthy and or famous acquaintances, while he is working as a realtor in Pittsburgh, PA. and Stephens City, Virginia, after the war. Her letters mostly describe her feelings for him and mention (briefly) famous places, people, and events from the Twenties. Topics consist of post war conditions, unemployment, strikes, feminism, racism, and...
Dates: 1915-1922

Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16419
Scope and Contents Note The Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. papers (circa 1870-1926; 0.05 cubic feet) document Coleman's studies and travels to Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC. Collection materials include eleven letters Coleman wrote from Hanover Academy, VA to his mother Mary. Among other topics, Coleman discusses his friend Richard Henry Jesse (1853-1921), who briefly attended the University of Virginia. Collection materials also include two photographs, one of which depicts Coleman's son Lewis III among other University of...
Dates: circa 1870-1926