Skip to main content


letters (correspondence)

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 101 Collections and/or Records:

Somerville family papers

Identifier: MSS 16201
Scope and Contents The Somerville family papers (1821-2013) consists of correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and extensive genealogical files. The papers and research detailing the history of the Somerville family, mainly in America, range from its colonial background to contemporary times. The extensive genealogical research is comprised of notes and charts, along with correspondence, photographs, military records, personal notes, clippings, and printed materials. The collection also includes records...
Dates: 1821 - 2013

Stowe grocery store ledgers

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: X032652607]
Identifier: MSS 16433
Scope and Contents Note The Stowe grocery store ledgers (1870-1934; 0.4 cubic feet) document the operation of the titular family's grocery store in Petersburg, Virginia. Ledgers document monthly expenses for items ranging from rent to flour to labor. The collection also contains a small file of personal letters and bills for appliances.
Dates: 1870 - 1934

The Papers of Charles O. Gregory

Identifier: MSS -79-9
Abstract Small collection (1937-1966) of legal correspondence between Prof. Gregory and Justice Frankfurter. Also memorabilia related to Robert and Edward Kennedy while students at the university.
Dates: 1937-1966

The Papers of Chief Justice Earl Warren

Identifier: MSS -87-1
Abstract Personal correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and a shotgun that belonged to Chief Justice Warren, 1951-1974.
Dates: 1951-1974

The Papers of George B. Eager, Jr.

Identifier: MSS -78-7
Abstract Small collection of correspondence related to the University of Virginia (1933-1936).
Dates: Majority of material found within 1933-1936

The Papers of Henry S.K. Morison

Identifier: MSS -78-8
Abstract Three letters, responses from Socrates Maupin and John B. Minor to questions asked by the Morisons.
Dates: 1864-04-26 - 1874-02-11

The Papers of Herbert Johnson

Identifier: MSS -82-4
Abstract Small collection of correspondence between Herbert Johnson, Law ’27 and the University of Virginia School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association.
Dates: 1926-1977

The Papers of John Bassett Moore

Identifier: MSS -78-9
Abstract Small collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings and memorabilia.
Dates: 1894-1966

Alexander Theroux letters to Judy Barnes

 Collection — Box BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16662
Content Description 11 letters from Alexander Theroux to Judy Barnes. Barnes, whose name is now Judith Music, describes the letters as such: “We had met in 1972 when he was on the faculty of Longwood College and I was a reference librarian there.” The dates of the letters are: 1 Letter (1973), 4 Letters (1974), 2 Letters (1978), 1 Letter (1979), 2 Letters (1980).
Dates: 1973 - 1980

"Unite the Right" Rally and Community Response collection

Identifier: MSS 16386
Scope and Contents This collection documents the events of August 11 and 12, 2017 that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the circumstances surrounding them. It also documents the responses to those events from communities in and outside the city of Charlottesville. The contents of this collection include analog and born digital materials. Some materials were donated, and others physically collected by library staff and Charlottesville residents. A significant portion of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2017-01-03 - 2018

Warren Chappell correspondence with Janet M. Anderson.

 Unprocessed — Flat_box 1
Identifier: ViU-2017-0141

E. Warren letters from Virginia springs

 Collection — Box BW 15, Folder: 1 [X030899216]
Identifier: MSS 16362

Wesley Webster letter

 Collection — Box BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16635

Wesley Webster letter

Identifier: ViU-2019-0016

William Allen Butler family papers

Identifier: ViU-2020-0004

William Gowans letter to E. B. O'Callaghan

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0035

William Palmer Hamner letter

Identifier: ViU-2019-0166

Frank Owen Wilson and Susan Rinehart World War II correspondence

Identifier: MSS 16414
Content Description The collection contains more than 450 letters written between Lieutenant Frank Owen Wilson from Wilson, Arkansas, who was a University of Virginia graduate and his Charlottesville girlfriend, Susan Smith Rinehart (1925-1995), whose family lived on an estate called "Boxwood." There are 276 letters from Wilson and 180 letters from Rinehart. Wilson's early letters are from Saint Elmo Hall at the Univeristy of Virginia. His letters while in military service were not subject to censorship, yet...
Dates: 1921, 1941-1945

Colonel William Withers letters

 Collection — Box BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589273]
Identifier: MSS 16126
Scope and Contents Colonel William Withers letters (1883; 0.03 cubic feet)consist of letters about thoroughbred race horse breeding in 1883 on a farm in Lexington, Kentucky and include details about horse sales, racing times, specific horses.and is .03 cubic feet. There are also letters to Colonel Withers.
Dates: 1883

John Porter Woody letters

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: X032652593]
Identifier: MSS 16437
Scope and Contents Note The John Porter Woody letters (1888-1911; 0.5 cubic feet) document Woody's work on a section of the Pampatike farm in King William County, Virginia. The bulk of the letters to Woody are from Pampatike owner Thomas Henry Carter, who updates Woody on business matters including farm finances, equipment, and Carter's travels. Folder 1 contains a copy of Woody's lease from January 1, 1894. A small number of items in the collection are receipts for purchases of farm equipment, and the...
Dates: 1888 - 1911