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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 65 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

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

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

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

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

Francis H. Fife papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16075
Scope and Contents The Francis H. Fife papers (1947-2015; 168.4 cubic feet) document the personal and professional life of Mr. Fife with an emphasis on his civic and community interests. Types of materials include reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, journals, and some family documents. The collection is organized into three series: Oak Lawn 1, Oak Lawn 2, and Westview.Please note, the file titles in this collection have been transcribed. The file titles were created by Mr. Fife or...
Dates: 1785 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1940 - 2015

Frank Gardiner Wisner Law School Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2014-02
Abstract Six items of Law School memorabilia, 1933-1941.
Dates: 1931-1941

Albert R. Gallatin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 15968
Scope and Contents Albert Gallatin papers (1795-1828; 0.1 cubic feet) contains an oversize tableau chronologique, unnumbered pages of correspondence concerning the Baron de Gallatin, 1777; letter from Albert Gallatin to David Lenox, Washington D.C. January 4, 1808; letter from Albert Gallatin to Johnathan Bu[?], Washington D.C. September 7, 1808; letter from Albert Gallatin to Thomas Worthington, New Geneva, PA September 10, 1823; letter from John Ferguson to Albert Gallatin, "Head of Sassafras," February 9,...
Dates: 1795-1828

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

Margaret Shelton Gillis papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16178
Scope and Contents Note The Margaret Shelton Gillis papers (1936-1975; 0.9 cubic feet) document the education and personal life of Virginia teacher Margaret Gillis. The collection contains school ephemera and letters, the former including handwritten notes from high school, newspapers, programs from various events, tests, student photographs, a Westhampton College handbook, printed cards, invitations, and broadsides.Of particular note within the collection are letters from two soldiers during WWII. There...
Dates: 1936 - 1975

Fernande Gontier papers

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16416
Scope and Contents The Fernande Gontier papers (1787-2005; 8.6 cubic feet) document Dr. Gontier's scholarship on Simone de Beauvoir; Colette; Etienne Cabet and his followers in Nauvoo, Illinois; Mathilde de Morny; and Comtesse Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. The collection includes manuscript drafts, research files, correspondence, and books representing Dr. Gontier's work. Materials also include manuscripts for cookbooks co-written by Dr. Gontier. The papers are arranged into six series.
Dates: 1787 - 2005

Goodykoontz family papers

 Collection — Box BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589280]
Identifier: MSS 16143
Scope and Contents Goodykoontz family papers (1895-1960,bulk 1912-1930) focus on Robert Goodykoontz (1884-1970), and his wife "Sara" Nelle Neal Goodykoontz (1926-1930; 0.03 cubic feet).There are 80 or more letters including 13 to Robert Goodykoontz from his sister-in-law Irene; 39 letters from his mother Lucinda Kathering Woolwine Goodykoontz; letters from family at Virginia College for Women, Harris Military Institute, Roanoke, Va., and a few letters from family members in Kansas City, Mo. Also included are...
Dates: 1895-1960

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

Grover family papers

 Collection — Box BW 18, Folder: 1 [X030899286]
Identifier: MSS 16394
Scope and Contents The Grover family papers (1825-1917; 0.04 cubic feet) also includes papers from the Watts and Harris families. This collection contains receipts, a deed of gift for enslaved people (Dolly, and children Nancy, Elvira, and James from Mary Harris to Rosa M. N. Harris, circa 1845-47), a newspaper clipping of Preston Watt, and ration books of Bettie and William Grover. The papers came in a fabric packet stamped, “The Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Richmond, VA” which is included.
Dates: 1825-1906, 1917