Browse Collections (20 total)

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Dismal Swamp Canal Company records

Virginia’s General Assembly authorized several joint-stock companies for projects to link separated
crop producing areas during the late eighteenth…

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Charles Steuart papers

Letters, 1762-1763, between Charles Steuart (1725-1797), merchant in Norfolk, Virginia, and later receiver general of customs for the Eastern-Middle…

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Baylor family papers, 1714-1938

Papers, primarily 1770-1848, accumulated by members of the Baylor family of New Market, Caroline County, Va., especially Frances Walker Baylor (d.…

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Vest Family papers

Correspondence of George S. Vest to Mary Garrett Vest, residents of Williamsburg’s Palmer
House on Duke of Gloucester Street, before and after their…

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Richard Corbin papers

Letters and accounts of Richard Corbin (1708-1790) of "Laneville," burgess, councilor, and receiver general of Virginia from 1761-1776. Included are…

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Elizabeth G. Elliott papers

Collection includes papers of Warwick and York Counties' resident Elizabeth G. Elliott (d. 1856), widow of Kemp P. Elliott (d. 1836?); Warwick County…

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Collection of dye recipes and formulas

The collection consists of seven items, one letter and six recipes or formulas for dyes from the 19th-century. An undated letter from Emily Hudson…

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Family Bible Records

This collection contains the family Bibles held by Special Collections containing material of a genealogical nature. Its purpose is to make the…

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Francis Jerdone papers

The collection consists of four items sent to Francis Jerdone including two letters and two documents concerning the jailing of his runaway slaves. A…

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Wise and Ware family papers, 1846-1871

Personal and business papers of the Wise and Ware families. Whether or not either of these families ever resided in Williamsburg, and if so, for how…

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Georges LeClerc Collection of Revolutionary War Papers of French Commanders, 1780-1786

Letters of French commanders and others during the American Revolution. They include material concerning the French campaigns around Newport, Rhode…

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Bowyer-Hubard family papers

Correspondence and family papers of Michael Bowyer, captain (Continental Line) of Augusta County, VA, including various state and continental…

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Manuscripts and Documents

This collection consists of manuscripts and documents which were acquired as individual items not forming part of a large collection of personal…

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Newspapers

This collection consists of issues of The Virginia Gazette printed in 18th-century Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. The issues here are not…

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