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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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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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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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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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Deneufville family papers

Papers, primarily 1785-1815, of brothers Jean Augustine (1763-1838) and Peter Robert
Deneufville (d. 1809), who arrived in Hanover County and…

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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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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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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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Galt Family Papers

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Galt family, especially Dr. John Minson Galt II (1819-1862), superintendent of Eastern State Hospital in…

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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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Major-Marable family papers

Plantation, business, and personal papers (1703–1929) of the Major and Marable families of Charles City and Sussex Counties (Virginia). The papers…

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Mann Page Jr. Papers

Papers, mainly 1788-1813, of Mann Page, Jr. (1766-1813), of Shelly, Gloucester County, Va.,
oldest son of John and Frances Burwell Page. Primarily…

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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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This collection consists of issues of The Virginia Gazette printed in 18th-century Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. None of the Norfolk issues are…

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Playbill Collection

Original printed and manuscript playbills for plays performed in Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, and Suffolk, VA; New Bern, Fayetteville, and Edenton,…

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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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Robert Carter III, letter books

The letter books of Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall (Westmoreland County, Virginia), Williamsburg and Baltimore, Maryland. The three letter books…

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Thomas H. Sherwood papers, 1862

Papers of Dr. Thomas H. Sherwood, supervisor of Eastern Virginia Lunatic Asylum during the Union occupation of Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1862. In the…

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