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Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations

From the Revolution Through the Civil War

Series M: Selections from the Virginia Historical Society
Part 3: Other Tidewater Virginia

General Introduction

By Kenneth M. Stampp, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley

The impact of the ante-bellum southern plantations on the lives of their black and white inhabitants, as well as on the political, economic, and cultural life of the South as a whole, is one of the most fascinating and controversial problems of present-day American historical research. Depending upon the labor of slaves who constituted the great majority of the American black population, the plantations were both homes and business enterprises for a white, southern elite. They were the largest, the most commercialized, and on the whole, the most efficient and specialized agricultural enterprises of their day, producing the bulk of the South's staple crops of tobacco, cotton, sugar, rice, and hemp. Their proprietors were entrepreneurs who aspired to and sometimes, after a generation or two, achieved the status of a cultivated landed aristocracy. Many distinguished themselves not only in agriculture but in the professions, in the military, in government service, and in scientific and cultural endeavors.

Planters ambitious to augment their wealth, together with their black slaves, were an important driving force in the economic and political development of new territories and states in the Southwest. Their commodities accounted for more than half the nation's exports, and the plantations themselves were important markets for the products of northern industry. In short, they played a crucial role in the development of a national market economy.

The plantations of the Old South, the white families who owned, operated, and lived on them, and the blacks who toiled on them as slaves for more than two centuries have been the subjects of numerous historical studies since the pioneering work of Ulrich B. Phillips in the early twentieth century. The literature, highly controversial, has focused on questions such as the evolution and nature of the planter class and its role in shaping the white South's economy, culture, and values; the conditions experienced by American blacks in slavery; the impact of the "peculiar institution" on their personalities and the degree to which a distinct Afro-American culture developed among them; and, finally, the sources of the tension between the proslavery interests of the South and the "free labor" interests of the North that culminated in secession and civil war.

Research materials are plentiful. Census returns and other government documents, newspapers and periodicals, travelers' accounts, memoirs and autobiographies, and an abundance of polemical literature have much to tell historians about life on ante-bellum plantations. The autobiographies of former slaves, several twentieth-century oral history collections, and a rich record of songs and folklore are significant sources for the black experience in slavery. All the historical literature, however, from Phillips to the most recent studies, has relied heavily on the enormous collections of manuscript plantation records that survive in research libraries scattered throughout the South. These manuscripts consist of business records, account books, slave lists, overseers' reports, diaries, private letters exchanged among family members and friends, and even an occasional letter written by a literate slave. They come mostly from the larger tobacco, cotton, sugar, and rice plantations, but a significant number survive from the more modest estates and smaller slaveholdings whose economic operations tended to be less specialized.

Plantation records reveal nearly every aspect of plantation life. Not only business operations and day-to-day labor routines, but family affairs, the roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, social and cultural life, the values shared by members of the planter class, and the tensions and anxieties that were inseparable from a slave society are all revealed with a fullness and candor unmatched by any of the other available sources. Moreover, these records are immensely valuable for studies of black slavery. Needless to say, since they were compiled by members of the white master class, they provide little direct evidence of the inner feelings and private lives of the slave population. But they are the best sources of information about the care and treatment of slaves, about problems in the management of slave labor, and about forms of slave resistance short of open rebellion. They also tell us much about the behavior of slaves, from which historians can at least draw inferences about the impact of slavery on the minds and personalities of its black victims.

Deposited in southern state archives and in the libraries of many southern universities and historical societies, the number of available plantation records has increased significantly in recent decades. Our publication is designed to assist scholars in their use by offering for the first time an ample selection of the most important materials in a single microfilm collection. Ultimately it will cover each geographical area in which the plantation flourished, with additions of approximately four new collections annually. A special effort is being made to offer the rarer records of the smaller slaveholders and to include the equally rare records of the plantations in the last quarter of the eighteenth century; however, the documentation is most abundant for the operations of the larger plantations in the period between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and their records will constitute the bulk of our publication.

Note on Sources

The collections microfilmed in this edition are holdings of the Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311. The description of the collections provided in this user guide are adapted from inventories and indexes compiled by the Virginia Historical Society. The inventories and indexes are included among the introductory materials appearing on the microfilm at the beginning of each collection. An Appendix: Genealogical Chart, compiled by the Virginia Historical Society, appears at the end of the Reel Index in the user guide.

Historical maps, microfilmed among the introductory materials, are courtesy of the Map Collection of the Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maps consulted include:

Thomas G. Bradford, <i>Comprehensive Atlas,</i> 1835.

Editorial Note

The Reel Index for this edition provides the user with a précis of the collections included. Each précis gives information on family history and many business and personal activities documented in the collection. Omissions from collections are noted in the user guide and on the microfilm.

Following the précis, the Reel Index itemizes each file folder and manuscript volume. The four-digit number to the left of each entry indicates the frame number at which a particular folder begins.

Other Introductory Materials

Mss1B2944a, Bassett Family Papers, 1728-1923,
New Kent, Hanover, and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 2,271 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

Genealogical charts concerning the Bassett family are provided in the appendix.

Section 1, Bassett, William (1709-1743), Correspondence, 1739-1741

This section consists of two items, letters, 1739-1741, written to William Bassett (of New Kent County, Virginia) by William Bloxsom and Richard Gass (concerning an account with Edward Barradall).

Section 2, Bassett, William (1709-1743), Account Book, 1728-1755

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1728-1755, of William Bassett. The account book, which is indexed, was kept by Bassett as a merchant at Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia. Some accounts concern Robert Carter (pp. 38-39), Armistead Churchill (pp. 37, 98-99), John Dandridge (pp. 41-42), Frances Parke (Custis) Winch Dansie (pp. 72-73), Doctor John Doran (pp. 23-24), Priscilla (Churchill) Carter Lewis (pp. 38-39), Augustine Moore (pp. 37-38), Charles Seabrook ([pp. 66, 86-87, 101] concerning the ships Edward and Eltham), Chicheley Thacker (pp. 25-26), and Blissland Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (pp. 34-35).

The volume also includes accounts (pp. 109-142) of Elizabeth (Churchill) Bassett Dawson (of Eltham, New Kent County, and Williamsburg, Virginia). Also bears endorsements of William Bailey (p. 100), William Bassett (pp. 30, 49, 52), Susannah (Sanders) Cooper (p. 52), Elizabeth (Churchill) Bassett Dawson (p. 16), John Drewry (p. 90), Matthew Harfeild (p. 49), Robert Hight (p. 30), Paul Menitree (or Minitree [p. 93]), James Newman (pp. 90, 93), Charles Rawson (p. 81), Charles Seabrook (p. 101), Arthur Slayden (p. 16), William Smith (p. 109), and Joseph Valentine (as overseer at Brick House and Matchcoake, New Kent County, Virginia [pp. 89, 109]). Accounts also concern the sale and shipment of tobacco to England and Scotland (pp. 63-65, 102-105).

Section 3, Bassett, William (1709-1743), Accounts, 1732-1738

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1732-1738, of William Bassett. The accounts were kept as a merchant at Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia.

Section 4, Dawson, Elizabeth (Churchill) Bassett (1710-1779), Accounts, 1744-1754

This section consists of nine items, accounts, 1744-1754, of Elizabeth (Churchill) Bassett Dawson. The accounts were kept at Eltham, New Kent County, and Williamsburg, Virginia. Some accounts concern agricultural operations at Brick House and Matchcoake, New Kent County, Virginia.

Section 5, Bassett, Burwell (1764-1841), Correspondence, 1804-1841

This section consists of thirty-three items, correspondence, 1804-1841, of Burwell Bassett of Eltham, New Kent County, and Williamsburg, Virginia. Correspondence is with Leroy Anderson (bears receipts of Joseph Clay, Thomas Peter, and Daniel Rapine), George Washington Bassett (of Farmington, Hanover County, and Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), Edward Cheminant, George Deneale (bears receipt of Leroy Anderson), Mrs. Mary C. Drummond (bears receipt of Robert H. Warburton), Thomas Green ([copy] bears letter of Green to George Washington Bassett), Robert Greenhow (imperfect), John Munford Gregory (while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates), George Blackburn Jackson, Virgil Maxey (as solicitor of the U.S. Treasury Department), John Orrill, George Washington Southall, William Vaughan (witnessed by Thomas Claiborne and Jacob Sheldon and bears receipt of Henry Bolton [witnessed by John Taylor]), and F. & W. Anderson Jr. of Richmond, Virginia (N.B. letter incorrectly addressed to John Bassett).

Section 6, Bassett, Burwell (1764-1841), Accounts, 1802-1821

This section consists of six items, accounts, 1802-1821, of Burwell Bassett. The accounts were kept at Williamsburg, Virginia. Some accounts concern Cabell & Dove of Richmond, Virginia (signed by Doctor George Cabell).

Section 7, Bassett, Burwell (1764-1841), Accounts, 1798-1816

This section consists of fifty-seven items, accounts, 1798-1816, of Burwell Bassett. The accounts were kept at Williamsburg, Virginia, as an administrator of the estate of Leonard Henley and guardian of Bartholomew Dandridge Henley, John Dandridge Henley, Robert Henley, Samuel Henley, and William Dandridge Henley.

Section 8, Bassett, Burwell (1764-1841), Accounts, 1811-1821

This section consists of thirty-five items, accounts, 1811-1821, of Burwell Bassett. The accounts were kept at Williamsburg, Virginia, as administrator of the estate of William Langborn (1756-1815) and guardian of William Langborn (1799?-1823). Accounts concern, in part, the education of William Langborn (1799?-1823) at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and include accounts with James Sample and John Augustine Smith (1820).

Section 9, Brand, Benjamin (d. 1843), Bill of Complaint, Undated

This section consists of one item, a bill of complaint, undated, of Benjamin Brand. The case concerns Brand (as executor of Benjamin Oliver) v. William Armistead, William Armistead (d. 1827), Burwell Bassett, Anna (Andrews) Randolph Byrd (executrix of William Randolph), heirs of William Dandridge Claiborne ([1756-1811] i.e., Bassett Smith Claiborne, Mrs. Euphania Claiborne, Doctor George Claiborne, John Dandridge Claiborne, Lucy Ann Claiborne, Philip Whitehead Claiborne, William Dandridge Claiborne [b. 1796], and Elizabeth Dandridge (Claiborne) Kennon) and Thomas Taylor in the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond district. This item bears an affidavit of William Waller Hening.

Section 10, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Account Book, 1841-1842

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1841-1842, of George Washington Bassett. The volume was kept by Bassett as administrator of the estate of Burwell Bassett (of Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia). The volume also includes a list of slaves, 1835, compiled by Bassett Smith Claiborne.

Section 11, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Correspondence, 1797-1826

This section consists of sixty-nine items, correspondence, 1797-1826, of John Bassett of Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Leander Allen (concerning the sale of cotton in New York City), Warren Ashley, William Austin, Moody Beeder, John O. Berlemeyer, George Blakey, Augustine Boughan, Benjamin Brand (bears letter [copy] of Brand to John Burton), William Burnet Browne, Cornelius Buck, Benjamin J. Butler (bears receipt of Richard Thomas), Reuben Butler, William Chiles (bears receipt of James F. Dennis), Buller Claiborne, Herbert Claiborne (bears letter, 1797, of Buller Claiborne to Herbert Claiborne), Doctor William Presley Claiborne (bears account with William Bassett and receipt of Carter Braxton), Doctor William Cochran, Cornelius Combs, William Crane, Sarah (Slaughter) Drewry (witnessed by Henry Drewry and bears receipt of William Cuningham), Benjamin Fabens, Thomas King (bears receipt of William Clemment), A. B. Kyle, Stephen H. Lacy, Doctor Claudius Levert (bears receipts of Patrick Fowler and Claiborne Lumpkin), Peter Lyons (of Studley, Hanover County, Virginia), William Fauntleroy Micou, John Mileston, William Miller, Benjamin Oliver, Thomas Ratcliffe, Dibdell [i.e., Dibdal] Talley, Francis Taylor, Joseph A. Weed, John I. Werth, Mathew S. Whitlock, William Wicker, Austin & Anderson of Richmond, Virginia, A. & R. Boughan of Baltimore, Maryland, Oliver & Brand of Hanover Town, Hanover County, Virginia, Moncure, Robinson & Pleasants of Richmond, Virginia (by William Augustine Moncure and bears letter of Moncure & Robinson of New York City to John Bassett), Moncure & Robinson of New York City, and Wortham & McGruder of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 12, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Accounts, 1790-1826

This section consists of 171 items, accounts, 1790-1826, of John Bassett. The accounts were kept at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia. Some accounts concern William Burnet Browne (1805), Julius Burbidge Dandridge (1798), Samuel Pleasants ([1812] for an advertisement in the Richmond, Virginia, Argus concerning the sale of Towinque, King William County, Virginia), Abel Parker Upshur (1814), Ralph Wormeley (1805), and the payment of taxes in King William County, Virginia (1825).

Section 13, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Bonds, 1802-1823

This section consists of thirteen items, bonds, 1802-1823, of John Bassett of Hanover County, Virginia. The bonds are with George Washington Bassett, Cornelius Buck, William Cottorell (bears assignment of Cottorell [witnessed by John Whitlock]), Daniel Ellett (executor of Billey Talley [witnessed by Nathaniel Talley and bears receipt of Ellett]), Mary Harrison (witnessed by Larking Duling and bears assignment of Mary Harrison), Richard King Jr. (executor of Richard King Sr. [witnessed by Thomas Edwards and Thomas Johnson] and bears assignment of Richard King Jr. [witnessed by Patrick Fowler]), William McKenzie (witnessed by Edwin Poindexter and bears receipt of McKenzie), Richard Phillips, Eliza R. Taylor (witnessed by William Temple Fleet), James Upshaw (witnessed by James Buckner and Henry Garnett and bears assignment of Henry Garnett and receipts of George Schools and Thomas Schools), and Armstead Winn (bears assignment of Winn [witnessed by John B. Johnson]); and a bond, 1806, of Sarah (Slaughter) Drewry to John Bassett (witnessed by Yancey Lipscomb and bears receipts of John Bassett and James E. Jones).

Section 14, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Bills of Lading, 1799-1826

This section consists of twelve items, bills of lading, 1799-1826, issued to John Bassett of Hanover County, Virginia. Bills of lading are for the shipment of corn and wheat by John Dungery (for Edward Pye Chamberlayne (of the ship William & Edward and bears U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamp), Samuel E. Kelly (of the ship Hope & Susan and bears receipt of James R. Pannill), Thomas McCarty, George Meredith (of the ship Naricella), John Mitchell (of the ship Yates), James Sampson (from Gideon Bosher for the ship Virginia Anna), Thomas Walton (of the ship Nancy Charity [witnessed by John Tyree] and bears receipt of John Clarke and Cornelius Egmon), Thomas Waton (of the ship Naricella [witnessed by John Parrish]), and James Wolton (of the ship Labour Chilley); and bills of lading, 1803-1804, issued for the shipment of goods to John Bassett by Warren Ashley (issued by Patrick Henderson) and Augustine Boughan (issued by J.J. Grossian [for John Ware of the ship Consolation]).

Section 15, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Agreements, 1806-1821

This section consists of nine items, agreements, 1806-1821, of John Bassett of Hanover County, Virginia. Agreements are with Warren Ashley (by Benjamin Brand and bears receipt of Brand and affidavit of William Cuningham), John O. Berlemeyer, John Clarke, James F. Dennis, John Mitchell (concerning the ship Yates and bears receipt of William Kenton), John Segar (concerning Towinque, King William County, Virginia), James Turner, Armstead Winn, and Bryson & Parkhill of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 16, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Legal Papers, 1804-1809

This section consists of three items, legal papers, 1804-1809, of John Bassett. Items include a writ of execution, 1804, issued by the Court of Hanover County, Virginia (signed by William Pollard), in the lawsuit of Benjamin Oliver (administrator of the estate of William Cock[e]) v. John Bassett; an affidavit (copy made by Thomas Pollard), 1806, of George Slaughter in the lawsuit of Major Winfrey v. John Bassett and Robert King in the Court of Hanover County, Virginia (bears affidavit of Montague Williams); and a writ of execution, 1809, issued by John Kilby (as a justice of the peace for Hanover County, Virginia) in the lawsuit of Richard Phillips v. John Bassett.

Section 17, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Other Papers, 1808-1826

This section consists of four items, other papers, 1808-1826, of John Bassett. Items include a protest, 1808, of Samuel Sterett (bears notary seal) on behalf of Frederick Focke against A. & R. Boughan of Baltimore, Maryland, for nonpayment of a bill of exchange of John Bassett payable to Bohn & Hubner of Baltimore, Maryland; an affidavit, 1808, of John Bassett concerning his absence from militia musters in Hanover County, Virginia (bears affidavit of Robert King); a pass, 1826, issued to Edward (slave) by John Bassett (bears receipt of Richard Brooke); and a power of attorney (unexecuted), undated, of John Bassett concerning stock in the Bank of Virginia.

Section 18, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Letters concerning, 1806-1826

This section consists of two items, letters, 1806-1826, concerning John Bassett of Hanover County, Virginia. Letters are written by or addressed to Warren Ashley, Benjamin Brand, Benjamin Oliver (of Retreat, Hanover County, Virginia), and Hamilton Tomlinson.

Section 19, Bassett, John (1765-1826), Affidavits concerning, 1802-1823

This section consists of eleven items, affidavits, 1802-1823, concerning John Bassett of Hanover County, Virginia. Affidavits are made by Warren Ashley, William Barret (witnessed by Thomas Schools), William Burnet Browne, John Harper, William Kenton, John Kilby, Robert King, Francis Paresett ([or Parazett] witnessed by Charles Talley), Philip Parker (copy), Thomas Price (witnessed by Francis Blunt), and John Tucker.

Section 20, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Accounts, 1823-1827

This section consists of sixteen items, accounts, 1823-1827, of George Washington Bassett. The accounts were kept at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia, as administrator of the estate of John Bassett. Accounts concern, in part, the payment of taxes, and include an account with Doctor Henry Curtis.

Section 21, Bassett, Betty Carter (Browne), Papers, 1803-1816

This section consists of four items, papers, 1803-1816, of Betty Carter (Browne) Bassett. Items include letters, 1805-1816, of Betty Carter (Browne) Bassett (of Hanover County, Virginia) to George Washington Bassett and [first name unknown] Foy; an account, 1803, of Betty Carter (Browne) Bassett with Gilliat & Kirby of Richmond, Virginia (bears receipt of Rivers Drake); and a will, 1816, of Betty Carter (Browne) Bassett written in Hanover County, Virginia.

Section 22, Lewis, Robert (1769-1829), Correspondence, 1789-1828

This section consists of twenty-five items, correspondence, 1789-1828, of Robert Lewis of Fredericksburg and Pine Grove, Stafford County, Virginia. Correspondence is with George Washington Bassett (of Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia), Mathew Carey, Peter Cottom (bears letter of Cottom to John Armistead concerning payment for the purchase of books), Samuel Cottom, Robert Crutcher, Stapleton Crutchfield, Gabriel Jones Lewis, Lawrence Lewis (of Woodlawn, Fairfax County, Virginia), Warner W. Lewis, Edward Charles McGuire, Archibald Ritchie Taylor (bears account of Robert Lewis with the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, Richmond), and William Taylor.

Section 23, Lewis, Robert (1769-1829), Accounts, 1795-1828

This section consists of 189 items, accounts, 1795-1828, of Robert Lewis. The accounts were kept in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Accounts concern, in part, the payment of taxes in Fredericksburg (1801, 1803, 1814-1828), Spotsylvania County (1801, 1805-1807, 1810, 1814-1817, 1819-1823, 1825-1828), and Stafford County (undated, 1804-1806, 1809-1822, 1824, 1827), Virginia, Hardy County (undated, 1820), Virginia (now West Virginia), Christian County (1808, 1811-1812, 1814, 1819), Kentucky, and Ohio (1807-1815). Also included are accounts with the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia (1809, 1811-1814, 1816-1817, 1820-1822, 1824-1825, 1828).

Section 24, Lewis, Robert (1769-1829), Other Papers, 1827-1831

This section consists of three items, other papers, 1827-1831, of Robert Lewis and the estate of Robert Lewis. Items include a bond (unexecuted), 1828, of Robert Lewis (as attorney for Samuel Washington) to T. S. (otherwise unidentified) concerning land in Madison County, Virginia; and accounts, 1827-1831, of the estate of Robert Lewis (kept by George Washington Bassett as executor).

Section 25, Claiborne, Herbert, Cohoke Muniments, 1784-1785

This section consists of three items, muniments, 1784-1785, concerning Cohoke, King William County, Virginia, owned by Herbert Claiborne. Items include correspondence of Samuel Beall (of Williamsburg, Virginia) with Augustine Claiborne ([copy made by Herbert Claiborne] of Chestnut Grove, New Kent County, Virginia) and Herbert Claiborne; and an agreement (unexecuted) of Samuel Beall and Herbert Claiborne.

Section 26, Peter, John, Account Book, 1828-1852

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1828-1852, of John Peter. The volume concerns the operation of a grist mill in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Section 27, Peter, John, Account Book, 1829-1834

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1829-1834, of John Peter. The volume concerns the operation of a grist mill in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Section 28, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Correspondence, 1824-1878

This section consists of 704 items, correspondence, 1824-1877, of George Washington Bassett of Clover Lea and Farmington, Hanover County, Eltham, New Kent County, Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, and Rose Mount, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Correspondence is with Leander Allen, William Allen (bears seal), William E. Allen, John Anthon, John D. Armstrong, R. C. Ballard, James Barbour (of Barboursville, Orange County, Virginia), Thomas Bowerbank Barton, Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett (of Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), George Washington Bassett ([1831-1886] of Clover Lea, Hanover County, Virginia), Edward Beale, William Bernard (of Mannsfield, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), Stephen J. Blaydes, Samuel Mecklin Bockins (of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, Virginia), James Bosher, C. D. Bradley, Benjamin Brand, Augustine M. Braxton, Carter Braxton (of Brandon, Middlesex County, Virginia), Doctor William Presley Braxton (of Oak Spring, King William County, Virginia), John White Brockenbrough (concerning Edward Sayre), William Burnet Browne (of Waterville, King William County, Virginia), Silas E. Burrows, Edwin Carter, Maleleel W. Carter, John H. Cassin, Rufus Chandler, Dudley Chase, Philander Chase (of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio), Peter Joseph Chevallie (bears receipt of John Minor), Edmund Christian, Doctor George Claiborne (of Hunting Hall, King William County, Virginia), Herbert Augustine Claiborne ([1784-1841] enclosing letter [copy] of Claiborne to Daniel M. Jones), Herbert Augustine Claiborne (1819-1902), William Claiborne, John Bacon Clopton ([printed, Richmond, Virginia] concerning the Virginia Historical and Philosophical Society [now Virginia Historical Society]), Doctor Cary Charles Cocke, Roscow Cole, John R. Cook, James Crampton, Williams Edwards Croxton (of Belmont, King William County, Virginia), George P. Crump, John G. Crump, Francis Curtis, Benjamin Franklin Dabney, Edwin Augustine Dalrymple (at Rome, Italy), William Armistead Dandridge, Peter Vivian Daniel, Raleigh Travers Daniel, Josiah Lilly Deans (of Middleway [later Midlothian] and Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia), Judah Dobson, John H. Earnest (concerning Dulce Dormer, Hanover County, Virginia), Daniel Ellett, Noah Fairbank, Murray Forbes, Judah French, Joseph Buckminster Gardner, William Gardner, James Mercer Garnett, Anna Maria Dandridge (Bassett) Deans Garretson (of Middleway [later Midlothian], Gloucester County, Virginia), Isaac Garretson (of Middleway [later Midlothian], Gloucester County, Virginia), Henry Gibson, Charles Goodwin, Samuel Gordon, William A. Grady, John Gray (of Travellers Rest, Stafford County, Virginia, enclosing broadside, 1839, concerning the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia at Alexandria, and bears agreement of John Gray and George Washington Bassett [1800-1878] concerning Retreat, Hanover County, Virginia), Marquis D. Gray (enclosing bonds of Burwell Bassett Sayre to Yelverton Neal Oliver [bears assignment of Oliver] and Edward Sayre to James F. Johnson [witnessed by Thomas Campbell and bears assignment of Joseph Hall]), Duff Green ([printed, Washington, D.C.] concerning The United States Telegraph and The Reformer, Washington, D.C.), Thomas Gresham, Hugh Blair Grigsby (of Edgehill, Charlotte County, Virginia), Chauncey G. Griswold, James Dandridge Halyburton, George Hamilton (of Forest Hill, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), John Hart, John Haw (concerning the construction of a grist mill in Hanover County, Virginia), George T. R. Healy (bears supplemental bill of complaint [copy] of George Washington Bassett [(1800-1878) by James Dandridge Halyburton] against the heirs of Thomas Healy in the Virginia Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Middlesex County), James Ewell Heath, Edward H. Herbert (of Level Green, Princess Anne County, Virginia), John Mercer Herndon, George Hopkins, Annette Lewis (Bassett) Ingle, Edmund Irvine, Thomas Jefferson, Peter Jinkins (as overseer at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia, as manager of Bassett's plantations in Hanover and King William counties, and at Windsor and Windsor Shade[s], New Kent County, Virginia), Fayette Johnston, Larkin Johnston, Laney Jones, Levin Jones, Thomas Jordan, Revel Keith, Douglas B. Layne, George Washington Lewis (of Claymont, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning a monument to Mary (Ball) Washington at Fredericksburg, Virginia), John Edward Lewis, Judith Walker (Browne) Lewis, Lawrence Lewis (of Woodlawn, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning the estate of George Washington), Rebecca Tayloe Lomax, James H. T. Lorimer, James Lyons, William McCaleb (concerning Charles Marshall Jones and Edward Sayre), Robert McCandlish, Edward Charles McGuire, Francis Howe McGuire, John Peyton McGuire (bears receipt of Henry Richard Robey), Charles Mann, Charles Mason (of Albion, King George County, Virginia, and bears affidavits of B. B. Ashton, Doctor Francis Conway Fitzhugh, Doctor Thomas Lomax Hunter, and Edward Smith), John Metcalfe, Thomas William Micou, William Fauntleroy Micou, James Mill, Powell B. Mills, John Minor (1797-1862), John W. Mitchell (by J. R. Mitchell), William Mitchell, William M. Mitchell (concerning James Barbour), John Moncure (as executor of the estate of Thomas Seddon), Judith Robinson Page, Charles Palmer, William Palmer, W. D. Patten, Samuel Patterson (as overseer at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia), John Mercer Patton, Edmund Pendleton, Francis Walker Pendleton, Rice Pendleton (as overseer at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia), Jonathan G. Perry, Abraham David Pollock, Thomas Price, William H. Prosser (of White Marsh, Gloucester County, Virginia), Samuel T. Pulliam, Josiah Randall, James R. Ratcliffe, Henry B. Reardon, William Redd, Doctor Johnson Robineau, George W. Robinson, John J. Rollow, William C. J. Rothrock, William Henry Roy (of Green Plains, Mathews County, Virginia), Robert Saunders, Samuel Tredway Sawyer, Burwell Bassett Sayre (of Frankfurt, Kentucky, and while a student at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia at Alexandria), Edward Sayre (at Liberty [now Bedford], Bedford County, Virginia, and bears letter of Sayre to Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett), Philip Ludwell Sayre (at Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia), William Sayre (at Hybla, King William County, Ingleside, Hanover County, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, New Bedford, Massachusetts, New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and bears affidavit of Edward L. Young), Oliver Abbott Shaw, William Shepherd (concerns horse breeding), Elisha Shepperson, John Spotswood Skyrin, William Slaughter, Benjamin Hodges Smith, Richard Graves Smith (of Eastern View, Hanover County, Virginia), Robert J. Smith, George Washington Southall, William L. McCarty Spotswood (concerning George W. Spotswood), Robert Stanard, Richard Stark, Doctor Charles Parke Street (of Santee, Hanover County, Virginia), John Walker Street (at Bassetterre, King William County, Virginia), Thomas Street, Christopher Walker Taliaferro (bears receipt of John Henry Parrott), Benjamin Temple (bears receipt of Doctor Zachary Lewis), Reuben Triplett Thom (bears letter of Judith Carter (Lewis) McGuire to Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett, and Samuel Phillips & Son of Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Reuben Triplett Thom, and receipt of T. H. Lipscomb), James Donaldson Thorburn (bears letter [printed] of Thorburn & Smith of Norfolk, Virginia, to George Washington Bassett [1800-1878]), Charles Augustine Thornton (of Greenwood, Orange County, and Montpelier, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and Woodville, Mississippi), Doctor Churchill Jones Thornton (of New Orleans, Louisiana, at Montpelier, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and concerning the sale of Greenwood, Orange County, Virginia), L. Timberlake, John Richards Triplett (by Samuel Dunn), Samuel Tunstall, Jesse Hopkins Turner (of Roseneath, Richmond, Virginia), Andrew A. Van Bibber (of North End, Mathews County, Virginia), James Vass (bears receipt of James Cumming Vass), John Waddill, Joseph Wade, William Warren, George Fayette Washington (of Waverly, Frederick County and Wellington, Fairfax County, Virginia), Conrade Webb (of Hampstead, New Kent County, Virginia), Charles Carter Wellford, William Larkin White, Swepson Whitehead, James Whitelaw, Jesse Wilkinson, Josiah Williams, Thomas Williamson, J. A. Wingfield, Philip Bickerton Winston, Silas Wood, John Wyse, Beers & Poindexter of Richmond, Virginia, Bell & Wallace of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Brooke & Cosbys of Richmond, Virginia, Byrnes, Trimble & Co. of New York City, J. & S. Cosby & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, Crawford & McKim of Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel & Carter of King William Court House, Virginia, Dinsmore, Kyle & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, Dinsmore & Kyle of Baltimore, Maryland, R. H. Douglass & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, Fry & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, H. W. & J. J. Fry of Richmond, Virginia, Gretter & Peake of Richmond, Virginia, A. Hart & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, Henley & Reardon of Norfolk, Virginia, Hill & Dabney of Richmond, Virginia, Robert Hill & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, Wm. McDonald & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, William McDonald & Son of Baltimore, Maryland, Nelson & Boswell of Petersburg, Virginia, Samuel Phillips & Son of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Sellman & Crook of Baltimore, Maryland, Soutter & Bell of Norfolk, Virginia, Peter Spilman & Son of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Templeman & Dickenson of Richmond, Virginia, Thorburn & Smith of Norfolk, Virginia, Lewis Webb & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, J. S. & C. C. Wellford of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Wortham, McGruder & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, and Wortham & McGruder of Richmond, Virginia (bears affidavits of Peter Joseph Chevallie and John Walker Street).

Section 29, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Account Book, 1877-1878

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1877-1878, of George Washington Bassett. The accounts were kept in Doctor Ray Vaughan Pierce's Memorandum and Account Book Designed for Farmers, Mechanics and All People (Buffalo, N.Y., 1877). The volume was kept at Clover Lea, Hanover County, Virginia.

Section 30, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Accounts, 1822-1878

This section consists of 178 items, accounts, 1822-1878, of George Washington Bassett. The accounts were kept at Clover Lea, Hanover County, and Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Some accounts concern Doctor Corbin Braxton (1827) and Doctor John Cullen (1829), the payment of taxes in Hanover County, Virginia (1828, 1861, 1865-1867, 1869-1871), and the construction of a sawmill in King William County, Virginia (1836-1837).

Section 31, Farmers Bank of Virginia, Fredericksburg, Passbook, 1834

This section consists of one item, a passbook, 1834, of the Farmers Bank of Virginia, Fredericksburg, covering the account of George Washington Bassett. The volume also includes personal accounts of George Washington Bassett.

Section 32, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Bonds, 1819-1861

This section consists of thirteen items, bonds, 1819-1861, of George Washington Bassett of Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Bonds are with Benjamin Brand (as executor of Benjamin Oliver and witnessed by Edwin Fox), Rufus Chandler, Jesse Cole (witnessed by D. Atkinson), Nicholas Ennis (witnessed by John O. Sullivan), John Bowie Gray, Robert W. King, Rebecca Tayloe Lomax, David Mason, Henry O. Middleton (as attorney for Judah Dobson and Robert Oliver [witnessed by William M. Mitchell] and bears receipts of John Coakley and John Minor Herndon), Philip Ludwell Sayre, Hiram Moore Smith, Reuben Triplett Thom, and Susan Turner (witnessed by J. Turner); and a bond, 1826, of John M. Anderson to George Washington Bassett concerning thirty-six acres (i.e., Old Mill) in Hanover County, Virginia.

Section 33, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Agreements, 1859-1871

This section consists of six items, agreements, 1859-1871, of George Washington Bassett of Clover Lea and Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia. Agreements are with George Washington Bassett (1831-1886), William M. Parsley (bears receipt of Parsley), Robert Polk (concerning Bassetterre, King William County, Virginia), John Walker Street (as overseer at Bassetterre, King William County, Virginia), and William A. Tignor; and an agreement (copy), 1871, of George Washington Bassett ([1800-1878] by George Washington Bassett [1831-1886]) with Andrew Jackson Ford concerning 457 1/4 acres (i. e., Horse Shoe) in Hanover County, Virginia.

Section 34, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Muniments, 1844-1851

This section consists of seven items, muniments, 1844-1851, concerning nine acres in Hanover County, Virginia, owned by George Washington Bassett. Items include a receipt of Richard Graves Smith (of Eastern View, Hanover County, Virginia [witnessed by William C. Smith]); agreements of George Washington Bassett and Joseph Tyree (witnessed by Chauncey G. Griswold); bond of Richard Graves Smith to Joseph Tyree; affidavit of William T. H. Pollard and Edmund Ruffin; affidavit of Chauncey G. Griswold (bears letter of McIlwaine & Brownley of Petersburg, Virginia, to Griswold & Claiborne of Richmond, Virginia); and a deed of George Washington Bassett and Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett to John Walker Tomlin (bears affidavits of Carter Braxton and Richard Graves Smith).

Section 35, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878) and Bassett, George Washington (1831-1886), Muniments, 1849-1883

This section consists of fourteen items, muniments, 1849-1883, concerning 1,500 acres (i.e., Clover Lea and Farmington) in Hanover County, Virginia, owned by George Washington Bassett (1800-1878) and George Washington Bassett (1831-1886). Items include deed of trust (copy made by Robert O. Doswell) of George Washington Bassett (1800-1878) and Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett to John Brooke Young for the benefit of Henry Timberlake (bears affidavits of John Dudley George Brown, Robert O. Doswell, Edwin Shelton, Octavius Madison Winston and William Overton Winston); deed of John Brooke Young to George Washington Bassett ([1831-1886] bears affidavits of Augustine Claiborne, Joseph J. Pleasants, Samuel Harper Pulliam, and John R. Taylor [annexed], and bears U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamps); bonds of George Washington Bassett (1831-1886) and Charles Tunis Mitchell to John Brooke Young; agreements of George Washington Bassett (1800-1878) with George Washington Bassett (1831-1886); bond (copy) of Charles Tunis Mitchell to Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett (witnessed by John Hayes Claiborne, and bears receipt of Mrs. Bassett and affidavit of George Washington Bassett [1831-1886]); deed (copy made by John R. Taylor) of George Washington Bassett (1831-1886), Herbert Augustine Claiborne, and John Hayes Claiborne to Charles Tunis Mitchell (bears affidavits of Normand M. Porter, Francis Deane Steger, and John R. Taylor); and a deed of Herbert Augustine Claiborne, John Hayes Claiborne, Charles Tunis Mitchell, Judith Frances Carter (Bassett) Mitchell, and C. S. Bennett & Co. of Charleston, South Carolina, to Betty Burnet (Lewis) Bassett (bears affidavits of Edward Reed Memminger [with notary seal], Cleon Moore [with notary seal], and Francis Deane Steger, and bears plat [annexed] surveyed by Edmund W. Allen and affidavit [annexed] of John R. Taylor).

Section 36, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Plats, 1844-1872

This section consists of four items, plats, 1844-1872, of land belonging to George Washington Bassett in Hanover County, Virginia, surveyed by Edmund W. Allen and Hudson M. Wingfield.

Section 37, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Military Papers, 1824-1827

This section consists of two items, military papers, 1824-1827, of George Washington Bassett. Items include a commission, 1824, issued by the governor of Virginia (i.e., James Pleasants) to George Washington Bassett as captain in the 74th Infantry Regiment of Virginia Militia (bears seal of Virginia and endorsement of John Woodson Pleasants); and a resolution (copy made by John Starke), 1827, of a court of inquiry of the 1st Battalion, 74th Virginia Infantry Regiment (commanded by George Washington Bassett) concerning fines levied on Philip Ludwell Sayre for failure to attend militia musters.

Section 38, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Legal Papers, 1825-1838

This section consists of two items, legal papers, 1825-1838, of George Washington Bassett. Items include a writ of execution, 1825, issued by the Virginia Circuit Court of Law for Henrico County (signed by John Robinson) in the lawsuit of George Saunders (executor of Alexander Saunders) v. George Washington Bassett (bears receipt of Herbert Augustine Claiborne); and notes, ca. 1838, of George Washington Bassett concerning a lawsuit of Ammon Johnson in an unidentified court in Virginia.

Section 39, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Bills of Lading, 1826-1837

This section consists of two items, bills of lading, 1826-1837, of George Washington Bassett. Items include a bill of lading, 1826, issued to Philip Ludwell Sayre (agent for George Washington Bassett) by Samuel Freemen (of the ship Pharamond) for the shipment of wheat to Byrnes, Trimble & Co. of New York City; and a bill of lading, 1837, issued to Crawford & McKim of Baltimore, Maryland, by William McCorkell (of the ship Amanda) for the shipment of merchandise to Wortham, McGruder & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, for George Washington Bassett.

Section 40, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Writings, ca. 1871 and Undated

This section consists of four items, writings, ca. 1871 and undated, of George Washington Bassett. Items include a speech, undated, of George Washington Bassett; an essay, undated, "If you Love Me as I Love you, No Knife Can Cut our Love in Two," by George Washington Bassett; an essay, ca. 1871, "Sketches of Texas by a Looker On," by George Washington Bassett (concerning a visit to Brenham, Texas); and notes (incomplete), undated, of George Washington Bassett concerning the Bassett family.

Section 41, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Other Papers, 1826-1875

This section consists of six items, other papers, 1826-1875, of George Washington Bassett. Items include an affidavit, 1826, of James Bourland concerning the sale of horses to George Washington Bassett (witnessed by Sublett McGruder); a report, 1828, of William Matthews Blackford and John Lawrence Marye concerning the arbitration of a dispute between John Gray and George Washington Bassett; lists, 1830, of slaves, livestock, and agricultural implements at Bassetterre, King William County, Virginia, owned by George Washington Bassett; a bill of exchange, 1837, of A. L. & J. L. Addison of New Orleans, Louisiana, to Kerr, Caskie & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, to pay George Washington Bassett; and a mortgage, 1875, of Robert Polk to George Washington Bassett for land in Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by John Blair and Herbert Augustine Claiborne, and bears affidavits of Henry Delaplaine Danforth [with notary seal] and George Robinson).

Section 42, Bassett, George Washington (1800-1878), Estate Materials, 1873-1881

This section consists of five items, materials, 1873-1881, concerning the estate of George Washington Bassett. Items include a will (copy) written in Hanover County, Virginia (bears affidavit of John R. Taylor and seal of the Court of Hanover County, Virginia); an obituary notice (photograph) of George Washington Bassett printed in the Richmond, Virginia, Standard; and accounts.

Section 55, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1807-1885

This section consists of seventeen items, letters, 1807-1885, written by or addressed to various persons. Correspondents include George Bell, Fleming Blake (witnessed by David Dickinson), Robert Blakey (of Ros[e]berry, Middlesex County, Virginia), Alexander Lithgow Botts, Joseph Addison Carter, Thomas Nelson Carter (of Pampatike, King William County, Virginia), Robert B. Cringan, William Edwards Croxton (of Belmont, King William County, Virginia), C. W. Dulaney, James T. Ellett, Doctor Andrew Glassell Grinnan (copy), Alexander Burton Hagner, Benjamin F. Haines, John Hugh Haw, W. H. Hughes, Thomas Jefferson, James Jones, Frederick Kirkmyre, Doctor Zachary Lewis, [first name unknown] Loochar, Doctor William Hartwell Macon, Lewis Mayer, Wade Mosby, J. B. Newbrough (copy), Samuel Patterson (of Farmington, Hanover County, Virginia), William Henry Roy, John Sherman, John Stanard, John Walker Street, Thomas P. Wallace, Rick Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Robert Hill & Co. of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 56, Various Persons, Bonds and Certificates, 1730-1758

This section consists of four items, bonds and certificates, 1730-1758, of various persons. Items include a bond, 1730, of John Sclater to Richard Gass (witnessed by Thomas Bruce); a certificate of ordination, 1747, issued to Christopher Jackson by Michael Cox (as bishop of Ossory, Ireland); a bond, 1749, of [unidentified person] to Charles Seabrook; and an appointment, 1758, issued by James Scott (as rector of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia) to John Brander to be curate of Dettingen Parish.

Section 57, Various Persons, Other Papers, 1786-1867

This section consists of five items, other papers, 1786-1867, of various persons. Items include notes, undated, concerning a mill at Woodstock, Middlesex County, Virginia, belonging to Robert Healy; a deed (copy made by James Otway Pollard), 1786, of Elizabeth (Johnson) Syme and Nicholas Syme to Walker Tomlin for 150 acres in King William County, Virginia (witnessed by Joseph Pollard, John Warden, and Mary Ware, and bears affidavits of John Anderson, Edmund Berkeley, and Richard Chapman); affidavits, 1836-1837, of James J. Corner and Keller & Corner of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning the sale of wheat to Wm. McDonald & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland; and an essay, 1867, of Sallie E. Dillard concerning sheep.

Omissions

A list of omissions from the Mss1B2944a, Bassett Family Papers, 1728-1923, is provided on Reel 4, Frame 0954. Omissions include Sections 43-45, Betty Burnett (Lewis) Bassett Papers, 1830-1886, George Washington Bassett Papers, 1861-1886, and Miscellany.

N.B. Related materials among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1B2948b, Bassett Family Papers, 1650-1811, included in the present edition. Another related collection is Mss2B2946a, George Washington Bassett Papers, 1831-1833, concerning a monument to Mary (Ball) Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Mss1B2948b, Bassett Family Papers, 1650-1811,
New Kent, Hanover, and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises thirteen items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

Genealogical charts concerning the Bassett family are provided in the appendix.

Section 1, Bassett, William (d. 1671), Deeds and Will, 1668-1672

This section consists of three items, deeds and will of William Bassett, 1668-1672. Items include a deed, 1668, of Robert Abrahall and John Broche to William Bassett (d. 1671) for 1,800 acres (i.e., Matchcoake and Mathemeedes) in New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Sydney George and Charles Turner; bears affidavit of Thomas Hall [d. 1677], and bears seals of Robert Abrahall and John Broche); a deed, 1670, of Mainwaring Hammond to William Bassett for land in New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Ed[ward] Jones and J. Applebury and bears seal of Mainwaring Hammond); and a will (copy), 1672, of William Bassett probated in New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Robert Abrahall and John Broche and bears affidavits of John Dandridge [1700-1756] and Thomas Hall).

Section 2, Bassett, William (1671-1723) and Other Persons, Land Papers,
1650-1713

This section consists of five items, land papers, 1650-1713, of William Bassett and other persons. Items include a deed (copy made by Chicheley Corbin Thacker [1674-1731]), 1650, of Sir William Berkeley (1608?-1677) to Sir Philip Honywood (d. 1684) for 3,050 acres in York County, Virginia; a deed (unexecuted), undated, of Sir Philip Honywood to William Bassett (1671-1723) for 3,050 acres in New Kent County (formed in 1654 from York County), Virginia; a deed, 1694, of Lewis Burwell (d. 1710) to William Bassett for Matchcoake, New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Benjamin Harrison [1645-1713]); a patent, 1695, issued to William Bassett for 1,088 acres in New Kent County, Virginia (signed by Sir Edmund Andros [1637-1714] and Ralph Wormeley [1650-1701] and bears seal of the Colony of Virginia); a lease, 1713, of Richard Scruggs to William Bassett for one hundred acres in New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Henry Holdcraft, Ro[bert] Houet, and Augustine Moore [1685?-1743] and bears affidavit of John Thornton [d. 1730]).

Section 3, Various Persons, Legal Papers, 1669-1811

This section consists of five items, legal papers, 1669-1811, of various persons. Items include a will (copy made by George Clough), 1669, of Francis Burnell (d. 1669) probated in New Kent County, Virginia (witnessed by Nicholas Gill, William Phillips, and William Towne, and bears affidavit of Thomas Hall [d. 1677]); an act (imperfect), 1762, of the Privy Council of Great Britain (signed by Hen[ry] Fane and bears seal) confirming an act, 1761, of the Virginia General Assembly concerning lands of Philip Whitehead Claiborne (d. 1771) in Amelia and Hanover counties, Virginia; a will (1801) of Judith (Carter) Browne (d. 1801) written at Elsing Green, King William County, Virginia; a plat, 1811, surveyed by P[arke] Street (b. 1769) of land in Hanover County, Virginia, belonging to the estate of John Thomson (d. 1759?); and a will (imperfect), undated, unidentified (witnessed by John West).

N.B. Related materials among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1B2944a, Bassett Family Papers, 1728-1923, included, in part, in the present edition. Another related collection is Mss2B2946a, George Washington Bassett Papers, 1831-1833, concerning a monument to Mary (Ball) Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Mss1B9963b, Byrd Family Papers, 1757-1860,
Charles City County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises thirty-two items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Sections 1-4, Byrd, Maria (Taylor) (1698-1771) and Byrd, Elizabeth Hill (Carter) (1731-1760), Letters, 1757

Section 1 consists of one item, a letter, 15 March 1757, from Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd (1731-1760), Francis Otway Byrd (1756-1800), Jane (Byrd) Page (b. 1729), John Page (1720-1774), and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith (1755-1819).

Section 2 consists of one item, a letter, 14 May 1757, of Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the education of John Carter Byrd (1751-1796), Thomas Taylor Byrd (1752-1821), and William Byrd IV (1749-1771) in England; the death of Doctor William Happer (d. 1757); and the horses Valiant and Calista.

Section 3 consists of one item, a letter, 14 August 1757, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd [unidentified location] to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the horses Calista and Hanbury.

Section 4 consists of one item, a letter, 16 August 1757, of Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the scarcity of letters received from William Byrd III; the health of Francis Otway Byrd and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith; and the education of William Byrd IV, John Carter Byrd, and Thomas Taylor Byrd in England.

Sections 5-8, Byrd, Maria (Taylor) (1698-1771) and Byrd, Elizabeth Hill (Carter) (1731-1760), Letters, 1757-1758

Section 5 consists of one item, a letter, 24 December 1757, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Francis Otway, and the sale of tobacco.

Section 6 consists of one item, a letter, 1758, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Francis Otway, and Judith (Carter) Page; and the education of John Carter Byrd, Thomas Taylor Byrd, and William Byrd IV in England.

Section 7 consists of one item, a letter, ca. 1758, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns John Carter Byrd, Thomas Taylor Byrd, William Byrd IV, Carter Page (1758-1825), and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith. Annexed to the letter are fragments of two letters written by Maria (Taylor) Byrd to William Byrd III.

Section 8 consists of one item, a letter, 12 May 1758, of Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the scarcity of letters received from William Byrd III and the health of Francis Otway Byrd and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith.

Sections 9-12, Byrd, Maria (Taylor) (1698-1771) and Byrd, Elizabeth Hill (Carter) (1731-1760), Letters, 1758-1760

Section 9 consists of one item, a letter, 17 May 1758, of Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the poor health of Francis Otway Byrd and the education of John Carter Byrd, Thomas Taylor Byrd, and William Byrd IV in England.

Section 10 consists of one item, a letter, 23 September 1759, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The letter concerns Mrs. Roscow Cole, Jane (Byrd) Page, Peyton Randolph (ca. 1721-1775), [first name unknown] Turnbull, and John Wayles (1715-1773); and the dispatch of wine, brandy, coffee, and soap to William Byrd III.

Section 11 consists of one item, a letter, ca. January 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd, William Davis (d. 1769), [William] Lightfoot (d. 1771?), and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith.

Section 12 consists of one item, a letter, 28 April 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Lord George Germain (1716-1785) and Francis Otway; the education of John Carter Byrd, Thomas Taylor Byrd, and William Byrd IV in England; and the construction of a windmill.

Sections 13-16, Byrd, Maria (Taylor) (1698-1771), Letters, 1760

Section 13 consists of one item, a letter, 13 May 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III, Winchester, Virginia. The letter concerns Maria (Carter) Beverley (1745-1817), William Davis, William Randolph (1723-1761), and John Wayles.

Section 14 consists of one item, a letter, 8 July 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the scarcity of letters received from William Byrd III and Mrs. Byrd's desire for his safe return home.

Section 15 consists of one item, a letter, 13 July 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns the dispatch of brandy, wine, sugar, tea, coffee, peaches, and soap to William Byrd III; the will of Mrs. Edwards; a visit of Elizabeth Hill (Carter) Byrd to Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia; and the health of Maria (Carter) Beverley.

Section 16 consists of one item, a letter, 18 July 1760, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns a mattress for William Byrd III, the shipment of tobacco, and the health of Maria (Carter) Beverley.

Sections 17-19, Byrd, Maria (Taylor) (1698-1771), Letters, 1761-1764

Section 17 consists of one item, a letter, 29 June and 2 July 1761, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns wine, wheat, a chariot, and the health of Mary (Willing) Byrd (1740-1814).

Section 18 consists of one item, a letter, 5 November ca. 1761, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to William Byrd III. The letter concerns Francis Otway Byrd, Charles Carter (1732-1806), Landon Carter (1710-1778), Jane (Byrd) Page, John Page, and Elizabeth Hill (Byrd) Farley Dunbar Skipwith.

Section 19 consists of one item, a letter, 4 June 1764, of Maria (Taylor) Byrd, unidentified location, to William Byrd III, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Mrs. Byrd's plan to return to Westover.

Sections 20-21, Byrd, Mary (Willing) (1740-1814) and Byrd, William (1728-1777), Letters, 1774

Section 20 consists of one item, a letter, 27 January 1774, of Mary (Willing) Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to Samuel Inglis, Norfolk, Virginia. The letter concerns barrels of pork and corn.

Section 21 consists of one item, a letter, 7 July 1774, of William Byrd, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, to Inglis & Long, Norfolk, Virginia. The letter concerns Byrd's accounts with Inglis & Long.

Sections 22-24, Fanning, Alexander Campbell Wilder (1788-1846), Towson, Nathan (1784-1854), and Jones, Roger (1788-1852), Letter and Affidavits, 1839-1840

Section 22 consists of one item, a letter, 13 November 1839, of Alexander Campbell Wilder Fanning, Washington, D.C., to Francis Otway Byrd, Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia. The letter concerns Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814 and onboard the frigate Guerriere in Algiers in 1815.

Section 23 consists of one item, an affidavit, 29 November 1839, of Nathan Towson, Washington, D.C., concerning Francis Otway Byrd's (1790-1860) service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814 and onboard the frigate Guerriere in Algiers in 1815.

Section 24 consists of one item, an affidavit, 28 February 1840, of Roger Jones, Washington, D.C., concerning Francis Otway Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814 and onboard the frigate Guerriere in Algiers in 1815.

Sections 25-27, Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) and Jones, Roger (1788-1852), Letters, 1840-1842

Section 25 consists of one item, a letter, 6 March 1840, of Winfield Scott, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, to Philip Norborne Nicholas, Richmond, Virginia. The letter concerns Francis Otway Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814.

Section 26 consists of one item, a letter, 28 February 1842, of Roger Jones, Washington, D.C., to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Washington, D.C. This item also bears a letter of Nathan Towson, 28 February 1842, to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Washington, D.C. The letters concern Francis Otway Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814 and onboard the frigate Guerriere in Algiers in 1815.

Section 27 consists of one item, a letter, 28 February 1842, of Roger Jones, Washington, D.C., to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Washington, D.C. This item also bears a letter of Nathan Towson, 28 February 1842, to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Washington, D.C. The letters concern Francis Otway Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814 and onboard the frigate Guerriere in Algiers in 1815.

Sections 28-30, Gaines, Edmund Pendleton (1777-1849), Brooke, George Mercer (1785-1851), and Randolph, Robert Carter (1808-1887), Letters, 1842-1859

Section 28 consists of one item, a letter, 3 March 1842, of Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Washington, D.C., to Roger Jones, Washington, D.C. This item is a copy made in 1842. The letter concerns Francis Otway Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814.

Section 29 consists of one item, a letter, 15 January 1848, of George Mercer Brooke, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Francis Otway Byrd, Baltimore, Maryland. The letter concerns Byrd's service in the U.S. Army at Fort Erie in 1814.

Section 30 consists of one item, a letter, 22 January 1859, of Robert Carter Randolph, New Market, Virginia, to Francis Otway Byrd, Baltimore, Maryland. The letter concerns the Byrd family burial grounds at Old Chapel Cemetery, Clarke County, Virginia.

Sections 31-32, Unidentified Author and Mercer, A. G., Eulogy and Letter, 1860

Section 31 consists of one item, a eulogy of Francis Otway Byrd, 1860, by an unidentified author.

Section 32 consists of one item, a letter, 10 May 1860, of A. G. Mercer, Newport, Rhode Island, to Mrs. Colonel Byrd (i.e., Eliza (Pleasants) Byrd), Baltimore, Maryland. The letter concerns the death of Francis Otway Byrd.

N.B. Related materials among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1B9963c, Byrd Family Papers, 1791-1867, included in the present edition. Other related collections are Mss1B9968b-c, Byrd Family Papers, 1795-1871, included in UPA's Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series C, Part 1. Researchers should also note the existence of Mss1B9968a, Byrd Family Papers, 1684-1842, comprising one volume of copies of Byrd family letters made in 1876 (many are published). Additional materials relating to the Byrd family may be found in The Correspondence of the Three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776, Marion Tinling, ed. (1977).

Mss1B9963c, Byrd Family Papers, 1791-1867,
Charles City County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 156 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Byrd, Mary (Willing) (1740-1814), Papers, 1800-1807

This section consists of four items, papers, 1800-1807, of Mary (Willing) Byrd. Items include letters, 1800-1807, written to Mary (Willing) Byrd of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Thomas Willing and Thomas Mayne Willing. Also included is a memorandum, 1803, of Mary (Willing) Byrd and a letter (imperfect), undated, written by Veritas to the editors of the Whig, Richmond, Virginia (concerning Mary (Willing) Byrd and William Byrd III).

Section 2, Byrd, Ann Willing, Papers, 1796-1812

This section consists of three items, papers, 1796-1812, of Ann Willing Byrd. Items include a letter, 1812, written by Ann Willing Byrd (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia) to Mary Willing (Page) Harrison (of Pagebrook, Clarke County, Virginia); a memorandum, 1796, of Ann Willing Byrd concerning the children of Abby (Byrd) Nelson (i.e., Lucy (Nelson) Harrison, Abby Nelson, Ann Byrd Nelson, Evelyn Byrd Nelson, and Mary Willing (Nelson) Pickens); and a receipt, 1807, of Ann Willing Byrd to Thomas Willing.

Section 3, Nelson, Ann Rosalie (1795-1869), Account Book, 1831-1832

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1831-1832. Page 5 of the volume bears an inscription of Ann Willing Byrd, Westover.

Section 4, Various Persons, Papers, 1791-1813

This section consists of three items, papers, 1791-1813, of various persons. Items include a deed, undated, of John Carter Byrd to Francis Otway Byrd (concerning land of William Byrd III in Fincastle County, Virginia); a letter, 1791, written by Thomas Willing concerning the will of Abigail Willing; and a letter, 1813, written by Evelyn Taylor (Byrd) Harrison to Anne (Harrison) Byrd.

Section 5, Harrison, Benjamin, Correspondence, 1828-1838

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1828-1838, of Benjamin Harrison of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Margaret Mercer, Abby Nelson, Ann Rosalie Nelson (of Pagebrook, Clarke County, Virginia), and an unidentified addressee (concerning Mary Willing (Nelson) Pickens and Berkeley).

Section 6, Harrison, Anna Mercer, Correspondence, 1830-1846

This section consists of sixty-four items, letters, 1830-1846, written to Anna Mercer Harrison at Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, and Pagebrook, Clarke County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Robert Butler (concerning the Dismal Swamp Land Company), Alethea D. Collins (of Edenton, North Carolina), Louisa M. Collins (at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, and Edenton, North Dakota), Benjamin Harrison VII, Doctor Benjamin Harrison VIII (at Berkeley, the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), Henry Harrison (of Berkeley), Lucy Harrison, M. G. [Markon], Margaret Mercer (concerning Cedar Park Seminary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), Ann Rosalie Nelson (at Pagebrook and Saratoga, Clarke County, Virginia), John E. Page (concerning the Dismal Swamp Land Company), C. Stringfellow, Elizabeth Priscilla (Cooper) Tyler, and Edith Webster (at Richmond, Virginia, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts); and a letter, 1834, written by Henry William DeSaussure to Anna Mercer Harrison, Lucy Harrison, and Mary Willing (Harrison) McGuire.

Section 7, Nelson, William and Harrison, Lucy, Correspondence, 1805-1810

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1805-1810, of William Nelson (of Williamsburg, Virginia) with Lucy (Nelson) Harrison and Mary Willing (Harrison) Pickens (at Westover, Charles City County, Virginia); and a letter, undated, written by Maria H. Harrison and Mary Willing (Page) Harrison to Lucy Harrison (at Cedar Park Seminary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland).

Section 8, Nelson, Ann Rosalie (1795-1869) and Nelson, Abby, Papers, 1836-1857

This section consists of seven items, correspondence, 1836-1857, of Ann Rosalie Nelson at Richmond and Upper Brandon, Prince George County, Virginia. Items include correspondence with Henry Harrison (of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia), Lucy (Nelson) Harrison, Lucy Carter McGuire, Abby Nelson, and Benjamin Harrison Randolph; a will, 1849, of Ann Rosalie Nelson written in Clarke County, Virginia; and a letter, 1849, of Byrd & Carson of Winchester, Virginia, to Abby Nelson.

Section 9, Nelson, Ann Rosalie (1795-1869), Accounts, 1828-1847

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1828-1847, of Ann Rosalie Nelson. Accounts are with Ann Willing Byrd (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia), Benjamin Harrison VII (administrator of the estate of William Nelson), Henry Harrison (administrator of the estate of Anna Mercer Harrison), and John E. Page (executor of the estate of William Byrd Page).

Section 10, Pickens, Mary Willing (Nelson), Correspondence, 1835-1839

This section consists of nine items, letters, 1835-1839, written to Mary Willing (Nelson) Pickens at Berkeley, Charles City County, and Annefield and Pagebrook, Clarke County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Susan (Pickens) Calhoun, Anna Mercer Harrison, Benjamin Harrison VII (of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia), George Evelyn Harrison (of Lower Brandon, Prince George County, Virginia), Mary Willing (Harrison) McGuire, Margaret Eliza (Simkins) Pickens, and Francis Wilkinson Pickens.

Section 11, McGuire, Mary Willing (Harrison) (1812-1876), Commonplace Book, 1828-1858

This section consists of one item, a commonplace book, 1828-1858, of Mary Willing (Harrison) McGuire. The volume was kept in the American Lady's Pocket Book for the Year 1814 (Philadelphia: W. Y. Birch, 1814). It was kept, in part, while a student at Cedar Park Seminary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and includes accounts and miscellaneous writings.

Section 12, McGuire, Benjamin Harrison, School Papers, 1858-1861

This section consists of twelve items, school papers, 1858-1861, of Benjamin Harrison McGuire. Items include letters, 1859-1861, written by Benjamin Harrison McGuire (at the Episcopal High School of Virginia, Alexandria) to Francis Howe McGuire, Lucy Carter McGuire, Mary Willing (Harrison) McGuire (of Mecklenburg County, Virginia), and William Henry McGuire; and report cards, 1858-1860, of Benjamin Harrison McGuire while a student at the Episcopal High School of Virginia (signed by John Peyton McGuire).

Section 13, McGuire, Benjamin Harrison, Civil War Letters, 1862-1863

This section consists of eleven items, letters, 1862-1863, written by Benjamin Harrison McGuire (while serving in the Army of Northern Virginia) at Bunker Hill (Berkeley County, West Virginia), Camp Gregg (Caroline County, Virginia), Camp Winder (Richmond, Virginia), Charles City Court House, Virginia, Guinea Station (Caroline County, Virginia), and the Seven Days' battles. Correspondents include Francis Howe McGuire, Lucy Carter McGuire (of Mecklenburg County, Virginia), and Mary Willing (Harrison) McGuire.

Section 14, McGuire, Lucy Carter, Correspondence, 1852-1867

This section consists of twenty-six items, letters, 1852-1867, written to Lucy Carter McGuire of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Lucy Randolph (Page) Carter (of The Briars, Clarke County, Virginia), Mary Frances (Page) Cooke (at Saratoga, Clarke County, Staunton, and Winchester, Virginia), Matella Cary (Page) Harrison (of Longwood, Clarke County, Virginia), Nancy Addison Harrison (at Belvidere, Richmond, Virginia, and Martinsburg, West Virginia), and William Henry McGuire.

Section 15, Various Persons, Other Papers, 1827-1858

This section consists of five items, a list, 1827-1852, comprising death dates of members of the Harrison, Page, and Pickens families; an obituary notice, 1858, of Susan Grymes (Randolph) Page; lines of verse; and prescriptions.

N.B. Related materials among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1B9963b, Byrd Family Papers, 1757-1860, included in the present edition. Other related collections are Mss1B9968b-c, Byrd Family Papers, 1795-1871, included in UPA's Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series D, Part 1. Researchers should also note the existence of Mss1B9968a, Byrd Family Papers, 1684-1842, comprising one volume of copies of Byrd family letters made in 1876 (many are published). Additional materials relating to the Byrd family may be found in The Correspondence of the Three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776, Marion Tinling, ed. (1977).

Mss2C3557, William Chamberlayne Papers, 1766-1831,
New Kent and Hanover Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises ten items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Chamberlayne, William (1764-1836), Papers, 1793-1814

This section consists of four items, papers, 1793-1814, of William Chamberlayne, landholder and merchant of Poplar Grove, New Kent County, Virginia. Items include letters, 1814, written by William Chamberlayne to Margaret (Wilkinson) Chamberlayne (concerning the burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814, and Chamberlayne's involvement under General John Pegram in the War of 1812); a receipt (fragment), 1794; and a will, 1793, of William Massie (of New Kent County, Virginia) naming William Chamberlayne as one of the executors.

Section 2, Chamberlayne, William (1764-1836), Account Book, 1786-1810

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1786-1810, of William Chamberlayne. The volume was probably kept at Poplar Grove, New Kent County, Virginia. Accounts concern, principally, the sale of dry goods and products presumably milled at Obediah's Mill, owned by Chamberlayne. The volume also includes entries for production and sale of liquor, dates and amounts of crops planted, records of horse breeding, recipes for dying cloth, and accounts concerning various estates, cockfighting, and gambling.

Section 3, Various Persons, Miscellany, 1766-1831

This section consists of five items, miscellany, 1766-1831, of various persons. Items include a letter, 1831, possibly of Elizabeth (Wilkinson) Gregory (of Mathews County, Virginia) to Elizabeth H. Barrett (of King William County, Virginia) concerning the death of Margaret (Wilkinson) Chamberlayne; a loose account page, 1780, of Joshua Johnson with Major Mosby; and a deed (copy made for Nathaniel Wilkinson), 1766, of Thomas Bullitt and Andrew and Thomas Lewis (concerning three hundred acres of land in Augusta County, Virginia, and the establishment of the first bathing facilities at Warm Springs, Bath County, Virginia).

Mss5:4C6334, Daniel William Cobb, Student Notebook, 1825,
Southampton County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises one item, a student notebook, 1825, of Daniel William Cobb (1811-1872). The volume was kept in Southampton County, Virginia, and concerns algebra problems and English grammar.

N.B. A related collection among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society is Mss5:1C6334, Daniel William Cobb Diary, 1842-1872, included in the present edition. Researchers should also note the existence of The Cobbs of Tidewater, by Bruce Montgomery Edwards (Knoxville, Tennessee: The Montgomery Publishing Company, 1976).

Mss5:1C6334, Daniel William Cobb, Diary, 1842-1872,
Southampton County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises twenty-five items, the diary, 1842-1872, of Daniel William Cobb, Southampton County, Virginia.

The volume for 1842 was kept while Cobb was a schoolteacher at Barn Tavern, Southampton County, Virginia. Entries concern his health, weather, religion, temperance, and suspected slave insurrections in Halifax County, North Carolina, and Petersburg, Virginia.

Volumes for 1843-1872 concern agricultural operations at Cedar Lawn, Southampton County, Virginia. Entries include lists, 1846-1847, of births, marriages, and deaths in Southampton County; a list, 16 May 1850, of subscribers to erect a bridge across Assamoosica Swamp, Southampton County; accounts, 1867, with freemen; and a list, 25 May 1870, of Conservative and Republican Party candidates for offices at Jerusalem (now Courtland), Southampton County.

N.B. A related collection among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society is Mss5:4C6334, Daniel William Cobb, Student Notebook, 1825, included in the present edition. Researchers should also note the existence of The Cobbs of Tidewater, by Bruce Montgomery Edwards (Knoxville, Tennessee: The Montgomery Publishing Company, 1976).

Mss1D7495a, Douthat Family Papers, 1795-1922,
Charles City County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 1,432 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Lewis, Thomas and Lewis, Ann (Harwood), Papers, 1809 and Undated

This section consists of two items, papers, 1809 and undated, of Thomas Lewis and Ann (Harwood) Lewis. Items include a letter, undated, of William F. Ast (of the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, Richmond) to Thomas Lewis (of Belle Farm, Gloucester County, Virginia); and an account, 1809, of Ann (Harwood) Lewis with Francis Pierce (concerning repairs to a carriage).

Section 2, Lewis, Fielding (1763-1834), Correspondence, 1802-1833

This section consists of seventeen items, correspondence, 1802-1833, of Fielding Lewis of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Frances Fielding (Lewis) Taylor Coke (concerning Lewis family portraits at Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia), Charles Cosby, John Davis, William Farr, James Freeland (of Blandford Hill, Petersburg, Virginia), Joshua Griffin, Thomas McMurdo (of New Kent County, Virginia), Thomasia (Nelson) Meade (concerning Robert Douthat), William Meade, Thomas Priddy, William Streit (of Fauquier County, Virginia), Archibald Taylor (of Belle Farm, Gloucester County, Virginia), Sarah (Tayloe) Washington, John Vaughan Willcox (concerning claims of Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat to land in Richmond, Virginia), William Neale & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, and Wortham & McGruder of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 3, Lewis, Fielding (1763-1834) and Estate, Accounts, 1795-1853

This section consists of 140 items, accounts, 1795-1853, of Fielding Lewis. The accounts were kept at Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia, and also concern the Dismal Swamp Land Company (1823-1829).

Section 4, Lewis, Fielding (1763-1834) and Others, Other Papers, 1801-1833

This section consists of nine items, other papers, 1801-1833, of Fielding Lewis and others. Items include a deed, 1801, of William Samuel Peachy (of Flower de Hundred, Prince George County, Virginia) to Fielding Lewis (of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia) for slaves; a memoir (copy made by Frances Lewis), ca. 1810, of William Richardson concerning fiorin grass; a bond, 1817, of Margaret Woddrop (Harwood) Munford to Fielding Lewis; a bond, 1823, of Robert Douthat and Fielding Lewis to Edward Folkes (administrator of the estate of Mrs. Mary Wilson); affidavits, 1826-1829, of Elizabeth (Lewis) Brooke (of Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia), Edward Carrington Marshall, and Mary Chiswell (Lewis) Peyton Nelson concerning the disposition of the estate of Rebecca (Lewis) Innes to Elizabeth (Lewis) Brooke, Fielding Lewis, John Lewis, Rebecca Courtenay (Peyton) Marshall, Mary Chiswell (Lewis) Peyton Nelson, and Margaret Pellison Olivier; lists, 1829-1831, of farming equipment and livestock at [Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia]; and a list, 1833, of slaves owned by Fielding Lewis at Belle Farm, Gloucester County, Virginia.

Section 5, Douthat, Robert (ca. 1796-1828), Accounts, 1824-1827

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1824-1827, of Robert Douthat. The accounts were kept at Weyanoke, Charles City County, and Richmond, Virginia.

Section 6, Douthat, Robert (ca. 1796-1828) and Estate, Bonds, 1826-1828

This section consists of three items, bonds and papers concerning bonds, 1826-1828, of Robert Douthat and the estate of Robert Douthat. Items include an agreement, 1826, of James Cochran and Louis A. Pauly (concerning bonds of Robert Douthat of Charles City County, Virginia); a bond, 1828, of Robert Douthat to Thomas Williamson; and a letter, 1828, of Thomas Marshall (at Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia) to William D. Wren (at Westover, Charles City County, Virginia) concerning the estate of Robert Douthat.

Section 7, Douthat, Eleanor Warner (Lewis) (b. ca. 1800), Correspondence, 1850-1853

This section consists of two items, letters, 1850-1853, written to Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia. Letters are by C. Philip [of unidentified location], and James Marshall Taylor and Adolph Dill Williams (of Richmond, Virginia).

Section 8, Douthat, Eleanor Warner (Lewis) (b. ca. 1800), Accounts, 1835-1857

This section consists of thirty-three items, accounts, 1835-1857, of Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat. The accounts were kept at Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 9, Douthat, Eleanor Warner (Lewis) (b. ca. 1800), Other Papers, 1844-1854

This section consists of three items, other papers, 1844-1854, of or concerning Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat. Items include a bond, 1844, of Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat and Doctor William Allen Selden to Wortham, McGruder & Co. of Richmond, Virginia; a deed of release, 1848, of Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat to Fielding Lewis Douthat, Robert Douthat, Agnes Harwood (Douthat) McGuire, Doctor Robert Lewis McGuire, and Doctor William Allen Selden concerning the estate of Fielding Lewis in Charles City (Weyanoke) and Prince George counties, Virginia; and a letter, 1854, of Rice W. Payne to Herbert Augustine Claiborne (concerning Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat).

Section 10, Douthat, Robert (1820-1897), Correspondence, 1830-1895

This section consists of 305 items, correspondence, 1830-1895, of Robert Douthat of Westbury and Weyanoke, Charles City County, and Danville, Virginia. Correspondence is with Richard Jaquelin Ambler (of the Clifton Preparatory School, Fauquier County, Virginia), William Stone Barton, John S. Bayliss, John Roy Baylor (of Newmarket, Caroline County, Virginia), A. L. [Bellflour], Julien Binford, Henry Blankenship, W. H. Blankenship, [first name unknown] Bott, Robert H. Bosher, John E. Bradley, John Patteson Branch, Frederick D. Brauer, Anna Maria (Marshall) Braxton, James Brown, David Bullington, David Caldwell (concerning Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia), Charles Scott Carrington, Louise (Humphreys) Carter, Richmond L. Christian, Herbert Augustine Claiborne, William T. Clarke, John D. Clarke, Charles Leroy Conway, Peter R. Davis, Elizabeth M. Douthat, Fielding Lewis Douthat, Mary Ambler (Marshall) Douthat (of Prospect Hill, Fauquier County, Virginia), W. F. Douthat, Augustus Henry Drewry, William B. Everett (concerning Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia), Daniel Feagans, John I. Fear, Charles William Floyd, Frances Gantt, John R. Garnett, Elizabeth W. Gordon, William H. Gordon, John C. Haines, J. C. Harwood, William Maury Hill, Fletcher Howard, Anne Lewis (Marshall) Jones (of Woodside, Fauquier County, Virginia, concerning a portrait of Margaret Wardrop (Lewis) Marshall), James Fitzgerald Jones, John W. Jones, David C. Kennedy, John Lamb (concerning farming operations at Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia, and enclosing letters of E. A. Saunders & Son of Richmond, Virginia), William Thomas Leavell, Archibald Alexander Little, Michael H. McCarthy, Doctor James Brown McCaw, Agnes Harwood (Douthat) McGuire (of Glen Burnie, Fauquier County, Virginia), Doctor Robert Lewis McGuire, Edward Carrington Marshall, Fielding Lewis Marshall (of Ivanhoe, Fauquier County, Virginia), James Keith Marshall, Jaquelin Ambler Marshall (1787-1852, of Prospect Hill, Fauquier County, Virginia), Jaquelin Ambler Marshall (1829-1909, of Prospect Hill, Fauquier County, Virginia), Jaquelin Ambler Marshall (1844-1917), John Marshall (of Oak Hill, Fauquier County, and Elmead, Culpeper County, Virginia), William Meade, John Scott Meredith (of Buckingham County and Richmond, Virginia, and Sierra County, California), John Singleton Millson, Collier Harrison Minge, John Minge (of Mobile, Alabama), A. Nicol, Nicholas A. Okeson (concerning Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia), William Price Palmer, Z. Parsons, James Robert Perdue, William Harding Perkins, Genaro Persico (concerning portraits), J. C. Phillips, Charles M. Pleasants, James Patrick Purcell, Joseph Williamson Randolph (concerning the sale of books in Richmond, Virginia), Harrison Robertson (of Danville, Virginia, and while traveling in Austria, England, France, Italy, Scotland, and Spain), Francis Gildart Ruffin (of Summer Hill, Chesterfield County, Virginia, concerning the presentation of portraits of Fielding Lewis and John Taylor to the Virginia State Agricultural Society), George Ruskell, James Scobie, Jane (Douthat) Selden, Doctor William Allen Selden Sr., William Allen Selden Jr., Archibald Magill Smith (at the Shenandoah Valley Academy, Winchester, Virginia), Hiram M. Smith, Henry Spierman, Ashton Starke, Doctor Robert Mackey Stribling, Doctor William Clarkson Stribling, Agnes Harwood (Marshall) Taliaferro (of Annandale, Culpeper County, Virginia), Doctor Archibald Taylor, T. S. Terry, Isaac S. Tower, Ebenezer P. Townsend, Walter Gwynn Turpin, E. T. Waddill, Anderson Wade, Francis McNeece Whittle (concerning William B. Everett, Charles James Stovin Mayo, and Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia), Edward Willcox, Thomas H. Willcox, Coleman Williams, Howell L. Williams, L. P. Williams, John C. Wilson, William Winston, H. Wiseman, Wade W. Wooldridge, Carter Warner Wormeley (of Manskin Lodge, King William County, Virginia), Allison & Addison of Richmond, Virginia (concerning guano), Arringtons & Scott of Richmond, Virginia, Baldwin & Brown of Richmond, Virginia, Beckham, Delaplane & Co. of Alexandria, Virginia, Beers, Poindexter & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, Thomas Branch and Co. of Richmond, Virginia, Thomas Branch & Sons of Petersburg, Virginia, Frederick C. Brauer & Son of Richmond, Virginia, Carter & Ryland of Richmond, Virginia, Charters & Howle of Richmond, Virginia, Crupper & Wheeler of Fauquier County, Virginia, J. B. Ficklin & Co. of [unidentified location], Garnett & Owens of Baltimore, Maryland, Grubbs & Williams of Richmond, Virginia, Gwathmey & Dobie of Norfolk, Virginia, Haxall-Crenshaw Company of Richmond, Virginia, George J. Hening & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, James & Cook of City Point, Virginia, T. Robert Jenkins & Son of Baltimore, Maryland, John G. Moffett & Bro. of Richmond, Virginia, Perry & Ashly of Washington, D.C., Peyton & Cary of Richmond, Virginia, Peyton & Ellerson of Richmond, Virginia (concerning The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States), George V. Scott & Son of Petersburg, Virginia, Shanks, Barrett & Wilson of Richmond, Virginia, H. M. Smith & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, The State Bank of Virginia of Richmond, Talbott and Sons of Richmond, Virginia, Thomas D. Toy & Co. of Norfolk, Virginia, Walker & Saunders of Richmond, Virginia, Watt & Knight of Richmond, Virginia, George Watt & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, E. & S. Wortham & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, and Edwin Wortham & Co. of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 11, Douthat, Robert (1820-1897), Accounts, 1842-1894

This section consists of 744 items, accounts, 1842-1894, of Robert Douthat. The accounts were kept at Westbury and Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia, and also concern farming operations at Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 12, Douthat, Robert (1820-1894) and Others, Legal Papers, 1849-1874

This section consists of five items, legal papers, 1849-1874, of Robert Douthat and others. Items include a deed of partition, 1849, of Fielding Lewis Douthat, Mary Ambler (Marshall) Douthat, and Robert Douthat (concerning Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia); agreements, 1862, of Samuel S. Barnett and Robert Douthat (concerning an overseer for Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia); a lease, 1872, of William Lockhart to Robert Douthat (concerning a Weed sewing machine); and an agreement, 1874, of Robert Douthat and Booker Lowery (concerning land in Charles City County, Virginia).

Section 13, Douthat, Robert (1820-1894), Bonds, 1841-1889

This section consists of forty-six items, bonds, 1841-1889, of Robert Douthat of Westbury and Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia. Bonds are with William Allen, William Beers, John William Brown, Henry T. Cocke, Octavius A. Crenshaw, D. M. Demarest, Eleanor Warner (Lewis) Douthat, Fielding Lewis Douthat, Jaquelin J. Douthat, Augustus Henry Drewry, John W. Jones, William H. Keiningham, Benjamin H. Ladd, John Lamb, Agnes Harwood (Douthat) McGuire, Edward Carrington Marshall, Eliza Letitia Steptoe (Clarkson) Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Jaquelin Ambler Marshall, John Scott Meredith, Charles T. Palmer, John Palmer (trustee of Elias Chappelear), Alfred Robertson, Harrison Robertson, Doctor William Allen Selden, Doctor Robert Mackey Stribling, Doctor William Clarkson Stribling, Thomas H. Willcox, A. W. Douthat & Co. of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, Lee & Overby of [unidentified location], Peyton & Ellerson of Richmond, Virginia, Willcox & Lamb of Charles City County, Virginia, and E. & S. Wortham & Co. of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 14, Douthat, Robert (1820-1894) and Others, Financial and Legal Papers, 1854-1871

This section consists of four items, financial and legal papers, 1854-1871, of Robert Douthat and others. Items include a bank book, 1854-1859, of Robert Douthat with the Farmers Bank of Virginia, Richmond; a receipt, 1859, of Fielding Lewis Douthat to Robert Douthat; a pardon, 1865, issued to Robert Douthat by the president of the United States (signed by William Hunter and Andrew Johnson and bears seal); and a decree (copy), 1871, of the Circuit Court of Fauquier County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of Harrison Robertson v. Doctor Jaquelin Ambler Marshall (concerning Mary Ambler (Marshall) Douthat, Robert Douthat, and Eliza Letitia Steptoe (Clarkson) Marshall).

Section 15, Douthat, Robert (1820-1894), Westover Parish Papers, 1884

This section consists of two items, a license, 1884, of Robert Douthat as a lay reader in Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia (signed by Francis McNeece Whittle); and a resolution, 1884, of the vestry of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia (concerning Charles James Stovin Mayo).

Section 16, Douthat, Robert (1820-1894), Materials concerning, 1854-1865

This section consists of six items, materials, 1854-1865, concerning Robert Douthat of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia. Items include correspondence of W. B. Boyd, William Byrd Harrison, John Lamb, W. C. Maxay, A. R. Ellerson & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, and E. & S. Wortham & Co. of Richmond, Virginia; and affidavits of Doctor William Price Palmer, Richard Edward Waddill, and Thomas H. Willcox.

Section 17, Douthat, Mary Ambler (Marshall) (1820-1860), Accounts, 1845-1871

This section consists of thirteen items, accounts, 1845-1871, of Mary Ambler (Marshall) Douthat. The accounts were kept at Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 18, Douthat, Elizabeth M. (Wade) (1840-1901), Correspondence, 1870-1883

This section consists of five items, correspondence, 1870-1883, of Elizabeth M. (Wade) Douthat of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Mary (Harrison) Drewry (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia), John Lamb, Mrs. T. S. Terry, and Walter D. Blair & Co. of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 19, Douthat, Elizabeth M. (Wade) (1840-1901), Accounts, 1869-1896

This section consists of eight items, accounts, 1869-1896, of Elizabeth M. (Wade) Douthat. The accounts were kept at Westbury and Weyanoke, Charles City County, and Danville, Virginia. Items also include a bond, 1885, of Elizabeth M. (Wade) Douthat to the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, Alexandria.

Section 20, Douthat, Fielding Lewis (1826-1881), Accounts, 1848-1851

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1848-1851, of Fielding Lewis Douthat. The accounts were kept in Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 21, Douthat, Fielding Lewis (1826-1881), Financial Papers, 1848-1854

This section consists of two items, financial papers, 1848-1854, of Fielding Lewis Douthat. Items include a bond, 1848, of Fielding Lewis Douthat to Agnes Harwood (Douthat) McGuire and Doctor Robert Lewis McGuire; and a deed of trust (copy), 1854, of Fielding Lewis Douthat and Mary Willis (Marshall) Douthat to Doctor William Allen Selden and Thomas H. Willcox (concerning Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia, for the benefit of Martha A. Orgain).

Section 22, McGuire, Agnes Harwood (Douthat) (1821-1885), Accounts, 1853-1855

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1853-1855, of Agnes Harwood (Douthat) McGuire. The accounts were kept in Charles City and Fauquier counties, Virginia. Items also include a bond, 1853, of Doctor Robert Lewis McGuire to Douglas Hamilton Gordon.

Section 23, Douthat, Anderson Wade, Correspondence, 1883-1890

This section consists of six items, correspondence, 1883-1890, of Anderson Wade Douthat (of Westbury, Charles City County, and Chesterfield County, Virginia) with William C. Gill, John Lamb, and Ashton Starke.

Section 24, Douthat, Anderson Wade, Accounts, 1884-1890

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1884-1890, of Anderson Wade Douthat. The accounts were kept in Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 25, Douthat, Anderson Wade, Other Papers, 1889-1890

This section consists of three items, other papers, 1889-1890, of Anderson Wade Douthat. Items include a bond, 1889, of Anderson Wade Douthat (of Chesterfield County, Virginia) to W. B. Johnson; a power of attorney, 1890, of E. C. Harrison to Anderson Wade Douthat; and a letter, 1889, of E. C. Harrison to James Gunn (concerning Anderson Wade Douthat).

Section 26, A. W. Douthat & Co., Records, 1889

This section consists of seven items, records, 1889, of A. W. Douthat & Co., Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Items include a letter of Davis & Company of Petersburg, Virginia; bonds with W. B. Johnson, John Lamb, and L. H. Spiers; and accounts.

Section 27, Douthat, Fielding Lewis, Correspondence, 1894-1897

This section consists of two items, letters, 1894-1897, written to Fielding Lewis Douthat of Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Carter & Ryland of Richmond, Virginia, and John L. Williams & Sons of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 28, Jacksonville Investment Company, Passbook, ca. 1888

This section consists of one item, a passbook, ca. 1888, issued to Fielding Lewis Douthat by the Jacksonville Investment Company, Jacksonville, Florida. Included in the passbook is a draft letter, undated, of Fielding Lewis Douthat to Nellie [last name unknown].

Section 29, Various Persons, Accounts, 1847-1898

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1847-1898, of various persons. Individuals include [first name unknown] Douthat, Fielding Lewis Douthat, Louise (Willis) Douthat (of Danville, Virginia), and Jane (Douthat) Selden.

Section 30, Douthat, Warner Lewis and Willis, School Papers, 1891-1922

This section consists of five items, school papers, 1891-1922, of Warner Lewis Douthat and Willis Douthat. Items include a report card, 1891, of Warner Lewis Douthat from Cleaveland High School, Fauquier County, Virginia (signed by William Clarkson Marshall and Frank Puryear); geometry problems, 1922, of Willis Douthat (of Norfolk, Virginia); and an essay, undated, of Willis Douthat concerning decimal fractions.

Section 31, Various Persons, Accounts, 1833-1884

This section consists of twenty-nine items, accounts, 1833-1884, of various persons. Persons and companies represented include Doctor [first name unknown] Atkinson, Burwell Bassett (of Charles City County, Virginia), Joseph Black, Richard Bracken, Richard Brackin, Turner Brandon, John L. Charles, Augustus P. Crenshaw, Richard M. Crump, E. Helm, Esau Hilton, John Hitch, John Lamb, Hubert P. Lefebvre, Eliza Letitia Steptoe (Clarkson) Marshall, Jaquelin Ambler Marshall, William Clarkson Marshall, Edward Oakley, Philip Peyton, Elizabeth Robertson, Harrison Robertson, H. H. Sheets (with Shirley [Plantation], Charles City County, Virginia), William Streit, and Plummer, Young & Co. of Petersburg, Virginia.

Section 32, Prescriptions and Instructions, 1823 and Undated

This section consists of eight items, prescriptions, undated, for curing a fistula, gout, and toothache; and instructions, 1823 and undated, for curing herring, dying shoes, caring for peach trees, tanning leather, and preserving wood.

Mss1Ep734a, Eppes Family Muniments, 1806-1932,
Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 389 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Gilliam, John (1761-1823), Checks, 1806-1823

This section consists of fourteen items, checks, 1806-1823, of John Gilliam, Petersburg, Virginia, drawn on the Bank of Virginia.

Section 2, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Accounts, 1825-1844

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1825-1844, of Benjamin Cocke, concerning taxes in Chesterfield and Prince George counties, Virginia.

Section 3, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Estate Accounts, 1821-1823

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1821-1823, concerning the executorship of the estate of Archibald Eppes (of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia) by Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke.

Section 4, Leigh, Benjamin Watkins (1781-1849), Opinion, 1837

This section consists of one item, an opinion, 13 March 1837, of Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Richmond, Virginia, concerning the will of Archibald Eppes (of Appomattox Manor, City Point [now Hopewell], Virginia).

Section 5, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Correspondence, 1839-1842

This section consists of two items, letters, 1839-1842, written to Mary (Eppes) Cocke (of Appomattox Manor, City Point [now Hopewell], Virginia). Correspondence is by James M. Willcox (of Charles City County, Virginia) and Thomas Branch & Brother of Petersburg, Virginia.

Section 6, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Accounts, 1838-1845

This section consists of thirteen items, accounts, 1838-1845, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke, concerning taxes in Charles City, Chesterfield, and Prince George counties, Virginia. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 7, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844) and Others, Deeds and Agreements, 1836-1842

This section consists of seven items, deeds, 1836, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke with William J. Morris concerning land in City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia; and agreements, 1836-1842, of John B. Bland, Mary (Eppes) Cocke, John E. Meade, William J. Morris, Christopher Proctor, and Edmund Wilkins concerning land in City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 8, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844) and Others, Plats and Report, 1842

This section consists of ten items, plats, 1842, of land in City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, owned by J. Archer, Mary (Eppes) Cocke, Edward Comer, James Skelton Gilliam, Doctor L. Loyhead, Thomas Moody, William J. Morris, Christopher Proctor, F. C. Stainback, R. H. Wood, and the Appomattox Railroad; and a report, 1842, of John B. Bland, John D. Matthews, Edmund Wilkins, and William B. Wilkins concerning damages of the City Point Railroad Company to land in City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, owned by Christopher Proctor and Littleberry E. Stainback.

Section 9, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Correspondence, 1842-1866

This section consists of eight items, correspondence, 1842-1866, of Doctor Richard Eppes (of Appomattox Manor, City Point [now Hopewell], Virginia). Correspondence is with Stuart Burrus (of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands), Charles Comer, John Gibbon, James Skelton Gilliam, Archibald Glover (of Pleasant Grove, Prince George County, Virginia), Francis Harrison Pierpont, and Richard Edward Waddill.

Section 10, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Civil War Papers, 1861-1862

This section consists of eight items, including a letter, 1861, written by Doctor Richard Eppes (while serving in Company L of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry Regiment of the Army of the Potomac at Camp Isabel, Lower Brandon, Prince George County, Virginia) to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (of Appomattox Manor, City Point [now Hopewell], Virginia); a pass, 1861, of Richard Eppes issued by Edmund Ruffin (approved by Roger Atkinson Pryor); a pass, 1861, of Richard Eppes issued by the Confederate States War Department (signed by J. B. Jones); discharges, 1862, of Richard Eppes from the Confederate States Army; a bond, 1861, of Richard M. Harrison to Richard Eppes; a muster roll (newspaper clipping), 1861, of the 3rd Virginia Regiment of the Army of the Potomac (Prince George Cavalry); and a letter, undated, to Richard Eppes concerning the escape of slaves.

Section 11, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1861-1865

This section consists of twenty-three items, accounts, 1861-1865, of Richard Eppes. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and concern taxes of the Confederate States, Charles City, Chesterfield, and Prince George counties, and Petersburg, Virginia.

Section 12, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1866

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1866, of Richard Eppes. The accounts concern repairs to Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 13, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1859-1871

This section consists of twenty-three items, accounts, 1859-1871, of Richard Eppes. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 14, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1844-1894

This section consists of eighty-two items, accounts, 1844-1894, of Richard Eppes, concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 15, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1845-1873

This section consists of fourteen items, accounts, 1845-1873, of Richard Eppes, concerning taxes in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 16, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1855-1893

This section consists of thirty-two items, accounts, 1855-1893, of Richard Eppes, concerning taxes in Charles City County, Virginia. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 17, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1865

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1865, of Richard Eppes, concerning taxes in Petersburg, Virginia. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 18, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Deeds, 1845-1874

This section consists of eleven items, deeds, 1845-1874, to land in City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, purchased by Richard Eppes from Peter Birchett (administrator of the estate of James Allums), William G. Birchett (trustee of Drury C. Smith), M. Cooke, Thomas H. Daniel, Malcolm MacFarland, Margaret A. Moody, Mrs. Mary J. Moody, Thomas Moody, Christopher Proctor, Mrs. Margaret Proctor, Henry L. Sheffield, Littleberry E. Stainback, and Washington Lafayette.

Section 19, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Plats and Land Papers, 1865-1889

This section consists of six items, plats, 1886, of the cemetery of the Cocke and Eppes families at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia; a plat, 1889, of land in City Point, Virginia, owned by Richard Eppes; a special order (no. 68), 1865, of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (signed by Henry Bruce Scott) concerning Appomattox Manor; an affidavit, 1868, of Spencer Chamberlain concerning the occupation of Appomattox Manor by the U.S. Army; and a description, 1872, of land in City Point, Virginia, sold by Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company.

Section 20, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), License and Opinion regarding Will, 1868-1932

This section consists of two items, a license, 1868, of Richard Eppes to practice medicine; and a letter, 1932, of Algernon Sidney Buford to Earl E. Wilson concerning the will of Richard Eppes.

Section 21, Various Persons, Deeds, 1858-1871

This section consists of eight items, deeds, 1858-1871, to Nunnally's Point, Prince George County, Virginia, owned by Lewis von Buchholtz, Mrs. Marie von Buchholtz, Richard Eppes, Mrs. Catherine Maguire, Henry Maguire, Emil O. Nolting, George A. Nolting, Otto A. Strecker, Robert Wendenburg, Mrs. Waleska Wendenburg, and Christian F. N. Winckelman; a deed of trust, 1858, to Nunnally's Point, Prince George County, Virginia, of Robert Wendenburg and Mrs. Waleska Wendenburg to George Augustine Nolting and Otto A. Strecker (for the benefit of Emil O. Nolting); an affidavit, 1871, of Robert Gilliam concerning Nunnally's Point, Prince George County, Virginia, owned by Henry Maguire (bears seal of the Court of Prince George County, Virginia); and an agreement, 1877, of Thomas E. Friend and Christian F. N. Winckelman concerning Nunnally's Point, Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 22, Various Persons, Certificates and Legal Papers, 1853-1884

This section consists of six items, a certificate, 1853, of stock issued to William E. Horner by the Fredericksburg and Valley Plank Road Company (signed by Robert Burton Marye); a certificate, 1859, of stock issued to Richard Eppes, Alfred Horner Sr., and Alfred Horner Jr. (trustees of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes) by the Bank of Pennsylvania (bears seal); a certificate, 1865, of stock issued to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes by the Decker Creek Petroleum Company of Monongalia County, West Virginia (signed by Joel H. Gates and C. Rilburn and bears seal); powers of attorney, 1854 and 1859, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, Alfred Horner, R. Rundle Smith, John Welsh, Samuel Welsh, and William Welsh concerning stock of the Fredericksburg and Valley Plank Road Company; and the will (copy), 1884, of Alfred Horner Jr., written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Section 28, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Accounts, 1874-1915

This section consists of twenty-three items, accounts, 1874-1915, of Josephine Dulles Eppes, concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 29, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920) and Others, Accounts, 1907-1915

This section consists of nineteen items, accounts, 1907-1915, of Josephine Dulles Eppes, Emily Horner Eppes, and Mary Eppes concerning taxes in Chesterfield and Prince George counties, Virginia.

Section 30, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920) and Others, Accounts, 1914-1915

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1914-1915, of Josephine Dulles Eppes and Mary Eppes concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 31, Eppes, Mary (1858-1954), Accounts, 1906-1915

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1906-1915, concerning taxes in Chesterfield and Prince George counties, Virginia. The acounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 32, Maynard, Alfreda Horner (Eppes) (1872-1950) and Others, Accounts, 1906-1913

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1906-1913, of Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard and Emily Horner Eppes concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 33, Winckelman, Christian F. N., Accounts, 1873-1878

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1873-1878, of Christian F. N. Winckelman concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 34, Birchett, William G., Accounts, 1874-1912

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1874-1912, of William G. Birchett and John P. Branch concerning taxes in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 35, Cocke, Benjamin, Accounts, 1856-1890

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1856-1890, of Benjamin Cocke and Richard Dolan concerning taxes in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Section 36, White, John, Accounts, 1870-1872

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1870-1872, of John White and William Butt concerning taxes in Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 37, Gilliam, Robert (1796-1884), Letter, 1876

This section consists of one item, a letter, 7 November 1876, of Robert Gilliam, Prince George Court House, Virginia, to Joseph N. Cooke, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. The letter concerns the sale of land in Prince George County, Virginia, of Christian F. N. Winckelman.

Omissions

A list of omissions from Mss1Ep734a, Eppes Family Muniments, 1806-1932, is provided on Reel 10, Frame 0398. Omissions consist of Sections 23-27, comprising 20th century tax records of Eppes family members.

Mss1Ep734b, Eppes Family Muniments, 1806-1941
Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises sixty-three items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1849

This section consists of one item, a diary, 13 April-6 June 1849, of Richard Eppes, kept while traveling in Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.

Section 2, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Account Book, 1850-1851

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1850-1851, of Richard Eppes, kept while traveling in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Section 3, Ernie, L., Account, 1851

This section consists of one item, an account, 24 August 1851, of L. Ernie, Paris, France, with Doctor Richard Eppes. The account concerns glassware and porcelain.

Section 4, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1865

This section consists of two items, a typescript copy of the diary and footnotes relating to the diary of Richard Eppes, 1 September-23 December 1865. The diary concerns farming operations at Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, Virginia, and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia. The typescript of the diary was made by Alfred Rives Shands. The footnotes relating to the diary were compiled by James Henry Bailey.

Section 5, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Diary, 1850

This section consists of one item, a diary, 10 May-29 June 1850, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in England.

Section 6, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Commonplace Book, 1850

This section consists of one item, a commonplace book, 1850, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes. The volume includes notes concerning her activities in England.

Section 7, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Diary, 1850

This section consists of one item, a diary, 29 June-2 October 1850, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Section 8, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Diary, 1850-1851

This section consists of one item, a diary of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes, 3 October 1850-22 February 1851, kept while traveling in France and Italy.

Section 9, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Diary, 1851

This section consists of one item, a diary, 23 February-9 April 1851, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in Italy.

Section 10, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Diary, 1851

This section consists of one item, a diary, 10 April-25 August 1851, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, and Italy.

Section 11, Hart, Joel Tanner (1810-1877), Poem, 1851

This section consists of one item, a poem, "Michael Angelo," written in Florence, Italy, for Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes in May 1851 by Joel Tanner Hart.

Section 12, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Autograph Album, 1846-1852

This section consists of one item, an autograph album, 1846-1852, of Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes. The volume was kept in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and includes autographs, lines of verse, and an engraving of Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Section 13, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Letterbook, ca. 1850

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, ca. 1850, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes. The volume includes letters written in Paris, France, to Mrs. [first name unknown] Gardel.

Section 14, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Letterbook, 1850

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 1850, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes. The volume includes letters written while traveling in Austria, Italy, and Turkey.

Section 15, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Diary, 1854-1855

This section consists of one item, a diary, 22 November 1854-12 February 1855, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in England, France, and Italy. The front-end cover of the volume bears an advertising card of George J. Poore, Mercantile Stationer, Liverpool, England.

Section 16, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Diary, 1855

This section consists of one item, a diary, 13 February-27 May 1855, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in Austria, Greece, Italy, and Malta.

Section 17, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Diary, 1855

This section consists of one item, a diary, 28 May-4 October 1855, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, kept while traveling in Austria, England, France, Germany, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Section 18, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Photograph Album, ca. 1870-1880

This section consists of one item, a photograph album, ca. 1870-1880, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes. The volume includes photographs of members of the Eppes and Horner families.

Section 19, Inman, John O'Brien (1828-1896), Drawing, 1854

This section consists of one item, a drawing, 1 March 1854, by John O'Brien Inman, of Zurich, Switzerland, drawn for Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes.

Section 20, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Diary, 1890

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January-2 November 1890, of Josephine Dulles Eppes. The diary was kept in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and while traveling in Belgium, France, and Italy.

Section 21, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Diary, 1890

This section consists of one item, a diary, 7 March-14 May 1890, of Josephine Dulles Eppes, kept while traveling in Italy.

Section 22, American Academy of Political and Social Science, Postcard, 1890

This section consists of one item, a postcard, 2 June 1890, of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by authority of Clinton Rogers Woodruff, to Josephine Dulles Eppes.This concerns membership in the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Section 23, Genealogical Materials and Miscellany, 1854-1941 and Undated

This section consists of twelve items, genealogical materials and miscellany, 1941 and undated. Items include a genealogical chart of the Cocke, Eppes, Holt, and Mason families; genealogical notes, 1941, compiled by Elise (Eppes) Cutchin concerning the Eppes and Horner families; and miscellany, 1854-1918.

Section 24, Daguerreotypes, Undated

This section consists of eight items, daguerreotypes of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, Josephine Dulles Eppes, Josephine Horner Eppes, Alfred Horner, and Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner.

Section 25, Maps and Plats, 1806-1937

This section consists of eighteen items, maps and plats, 1806-1937, of land in Charles City County (Eppes Island), Hopewell (Appomattox Manor, City Point, and Hopewell Works), Prince George County, Virginia (Hopewell and Woodlawn) owned by Mary (Eppes) Cocke, Archibald Eppes, Emily Horner Eppes, Josephine Dulles Eppes, Mary Eppes, Richard Eppes, William Eppes, Christian (Eppes) Gilliam, Edward Marks, Christopher Proctor, and E. I. Dupont de Nemours Powder Company. Some items could not be microfilmed due to their physical condition.

Section 26, Architectural Drawing and Military Map, ca. 1864 and Undated

This section consists of two items, an architectural drawing, undated, of the first floor of Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia, and a Military Map of South Eastern Virginia drawn by Adolph Lindenkohl, ca. 1864.

Mss1Ep734c, Eppes Family Muniments, 1840-1953,
Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises seventy-five items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Various Persons, Materials, 1840-1953

This section consists of nine items, materials, 1840-1953, of various members of the Eppes and related families. Items include The Holy Bible (Baltimore, Maryland: Armstron & Berry, 1839) kept by Dr. Richard Eppes (1824-1896?) while traveling in Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria in 1849. Also included is the certificate of marriage, 1854, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (1832-1905) and Dr. Richard Eppes (signed by Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and a commonplace book, 1855, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes including dried plants collected in Europe. Other items include invitations, 1898, of Josephine Dulles Eppes (1855-1920), Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard (1872-1950), and Herbert John Maynard to attend dances; an invitation, 1916, of Josephine Dulles Eppes received from Edith (Bolling) Galt Wilson (1872-1961) and Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), to attend a reception at the White House; and a letter, 1953, of Alfred Rives Shands (b. 1928) to Elise (Eppes) Cutchin (b. 1907) enclosing letters (negative photocopies), 1840 and 1844, of Pope Gregory XVI and Carolus Vizzadelli to Dr. William Edmonds Horner (1793-1853).

Section 2, Pictures of Various Persons, 1849-1921 and Undated

This section consists of forty items, pictures, 1849-1921 and undated, of various persons. Likenesses include those of Richard Boisseau, Frances (Fowlke) Brown (1691-1744), Gustavus Brown (1689-1762), Elise (Eppes) Cutchin (b. 1907), Margaret (Welsh) Dulles, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (1832-1905), Emily Horner Eppes (1866-1913), Josephine Dulles Eppes (1856-1920), Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes (1826-1852), Mary Eppes (1858-1954), Richard Eppes (1824-1896), Richard Eppes (1864-1922), J. O. Faison, M. A. Finn, Benjamin Harrison, William Horner, William Edmonds Horner (1793-1853), Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard (1872-1950), John Gravell Maynard (b. 1900), Powhatan Robertson, Agnes Horner (Eppes) Shands (b. 1861), Alfred Rives Shands (1899-1981), George King Shands (b. 1900), and Richard Eppes Shands (b. 1897).

Section 3, Genealogical Chart and Coat of Arms, Undated

This section consists of two items, a genealogical chart, undated, of the Cocke, Eppes, Holt, and Mason families and coat of arms, undated, of the Eppes family.

Section 4, Drawing and Maps, 1927 and Undated

This section consists of three items, a drawing, undated, of the front entrance of Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia; a map, 1927, of West City Point Annex, Hopewell, Virginia; and a map, undated, of James River Route, Old Bay Line (Baltimore Steam Packet Co.) between Baltimore, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia.

Section 5, Photographs of Places, 1883-1887 and Undated

This section consists of twenty-one items, photographs of places, 1883-1887 and undated. Items include photographs of Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia; Bull Hill, Prince George County, Virginia; Hanover Academy, Hanover County, Virginia; Malvern Hill, Henrico County, Virginia; St. John's Episcopal Church, Hopewell, Virginia; and Snead's milldam, Montgomery County, Virginia.

Mss1Ep734d, Eppes Family Muniments, 1722-1948,
Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection consists of 540 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Eppes, Mrs. Mary (d. 1723), Deed, 1722

This section consists of one item, a deed, 11 June 1722, of Mrs. Mary Eppes to Edward Epes for 150 acres in Prince George County, Virginia. The deed was witnessed by Frances Eppes (d. 1734), Francis Eppes (d. 1737), and Richard Kennon. This item is a copy made by William Hamlin and witnessed by Peter Williams.

Section 2, Eppes, Richard and Christian (Robertson), Papers, 1786-1799

This section consists of four items, papers, 1786-1799, of Richard and Christian (Robertson) Eppes. Items include a bond, 1786, of Richard Eppes and Archibald Robertson to Amy Epes; a receipt, 1787, of John Gregory to Richard Eppes; a will (copy made by Robert Gilliam), 1794, of Richard Eppes probated (before Peter Williams) in Prince George County, Virginia (witnessed by Archibald Robertson and John Robertson); notes, undated, concerning a lawsuit of Andrew Torborne and the estate of Richard Eppes; and a will, 1799, of Christian (Robertson) Eppes written in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 3, Eppes, Christian (Robertson), Correspondence, 1785-1801

This section consists of eight items, correspondence, 1785-1801, of Christian (Robertson) Eppes of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Richard Eppes (at Princeton University), William Eppes, Elizabeth (Robertson) Poythress, and John Robertson.

Section 4, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Correspondence, 1798-1817

This section consists of nine items, correspondence, 1798-1817, of Archibald Eppes of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Mary (Eppes) Cocke, Thomas Cocke, Christian (Eppes) Gilliam (of Western, Prince George County, Virginia), and Alexander Taylor (of Petersburg, Virginia).

Section 5, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Account Book, 1797-1817

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1797-1817, of Archibald Eppes. The volume was kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 6, Folkes, William, Account Book, 1804-1818

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1804-1818, of William Folkes. The volume was kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, for Archibald Eppes.

Section 7, Folkes, William, Account Book, 1804-1821

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1804-1821, of William Folkes. The volume was kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, for Archibald Eppes.

Section 8, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Account Book, 1805-1810

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1805-1810, of Archibald Eppes. The volume concerns the operations of a store in Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 9, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Account Book, 1811

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1811, of Archibald Eppes. The volume concerns shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 10, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Account Book, 1813

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1813, of Archibald Eppes. The volume concerns shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 11, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Accounts, 1797-1820

This section consists of twenty-nine items, accounts, 1797-1820, of Archibald Eppes. The accounts were kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Also included is an account, 1797, with Alexander Taylor for construction of coffins for Richard Eppes and Thomas Eppes.

Section 12, Eppes, Archibald (d. 1820), Other Papers, 1805-1820

This section consists of five items, other papers, 1805-1820, of Archibald Eppes. Items include a deed, 1805, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke and Christian (Eppes) Gilliam to Archibald Eppes (concerning Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia); an agreement, 1815, of Archibald Eppes, P. & W. Andrews of [unidentified location], and Jno. & Thos. Hope of [unidentified location] concerning construction of a wharf; a will, 1812, of Archibald Eppes written in Prince George County, Virginia; and a will (copies made by Robert Gilliam and A. H. Estes), 1820, of Archibald Eppes probated (before James Thweatt) in Prince George County, Virginia (witnessed by Wilkins Andrews, Robert Folkes, and W. R. Johnston).

Section 13, Eppes, Richard (d. 1797), Account Book, 1795-1796

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1795-1796, of Richard Eppes. The volume was kept, presumably, at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 14, Turnbull, Robert, Plat, 1796

This section consists of one item, a plat, 12 July 1796, made by Robert Turnbull of land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, for Edmund Eppes and Richard Eppes.

Section 15, Gilliam, Christian (Eppes), Letters, 1804-1807

This section consists of three items, letters, 1804-1807, written by Christian (Eppes) Gilliam of Western, Prince George County, Virginia. Letters are to Mary (Eppes) Cocke, William Eppes, and Andrew Torborne.

Section 16, Gilliam, Christian (Eppes), Accounts, 1791-1830

This section consists of six items, accounts, 1791-1830, of Christian (Eppes) Gilliam. The accounts were kept at Western, Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 17, Gilliam, William (d. 1842), Correspondence, 1797-1841

This section consists of nine items, letters, 1797-1841, written to William Gilliam of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is by Thomas Cocke, Richard Eppes, James Herbert Gholson, Charles Macalester, Crawford Riddell (bears bill of lading of William A. McKee), and P. C. Osborne & Co. of Petersburg, Virginia (bears account of Mary (Eppes) Cocke).

Section 18, Gilliam, William (d. 1842), Accounts, 1820-1841

This section consists of eleven items, accounts, 1820-1841, of William Gilliam. The accounts were kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 19, Gilliam, Christian (Eppes) and William (d. 1842), Other Papers, 1784-1841

This section consists of three items, other papers, 1784-1841, of Christian (Eppes) and William Gilliam. Items include a relinquishment, 1784, of Christian (Eppes) Gilliam and William Gilliam to the estate of Richard Eppes; and bills of lading, 1841, of Thomas S. Woodbury and R. & W. Wilson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Gilliam of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 20, Gilliam, John (1761-1823), Checks, 1818-1820

This section consists of ten items, checks, 1818-1820, of John Gilliam, Petersburg, Virginia, drawn on the Bank of Virginia.

Section 21, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Correspondence, 1821-1835

This section consists of eighteen items, correspondence, 1821-1835, of Benjamin Cocke of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Hill Carter (of Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia), Mary (Eppes) Cocke, William Folkes, John Grammer (concerning the Lower Appomattox Company), William Allen Harrison (of Maycox, Prince George County, Virginia), P. E. Hoffman, Sophie Hoffman, S. Lee, Edward Pescud, Mark Richards, John Stuart Skinner, Alden B. Spooner, Robert Spencer Ware, Brooke & Cosby of Richmond, Virginia, and S. V. Merrick & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Section 22, Folkes, William, Account Book, 1822

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1822, of William Folkes. The volume concerns shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, for Benjamin Cocke.

Section 23, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Account Book, 1825-1832

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1825-1832, of Benjamin Cocke. The volume concerns operations of a blacksmith shop at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 24, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Account Book, 1826

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1826, of Benjamin Cocke. The volume concerns shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 25, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Account Book, 1826-1834

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1826-1834, of Benjamin Cocke. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, City Point (now Hopewell), and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia. The volume also includes inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred and Eppes Island, and a list of slaves.

Section 26, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Accounts, 1806-1833

This section consists of twenty-two items, accounts, 1806-1833, of Benjamin Cocke. The accounts were kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Also included are accounts of doctors A. Davis, John Spooner Eppes, and John Blackwood Strachan.

Section 27, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Deeds, 1811-1824

This section consists of five items, deeds, 1811-1824, of Benjamin Cocke. Items include a deed (copy), 1811, of Elizabeth Cureton and James Cureton to Benjamin Cocke for land in Prince George County, Virginia (witnessed by Joseph Boisseau, John Grammer, and Cary Hobbs); deeds, 1823, of Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke to Thomas Cocke for land in Charles City, Chesterfield, and Prince George counties, Virginia (bears affidavits of Thomas P. Cocke and Richard Marks); a deed, 1827, of Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke to an unidentified person for land in Petersburg, Virginia; and deeds, 1824, of Hill Carter, Mary Braxton (Randolph) Carter, Benjamin Cocke, and Mary (Eppes) Cocke for Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia (witnessed by F. Nelson, bears affidavits of Francis H. Irby and Christopher S. Roane, and recorded by Robert Walker Christian).

Section 28, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Deeds of Trust, 1824-1825

This section consists of three items, deeds of trust, 1824, of Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke to Benjamin Harrison and Nathaniel Nelson for Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia, for the benefit of Hill Carter (bears affidavits of Hill Carter, Thomas P. Cocke, Marius Gilliam, John E. Meade, and Samuel Perkins and recorded by Robert Walker Christian); and a deed of trust (copy), 1825, of Richard Apperson, Samuel C. Brame, Benjamin Cocke, Nathaniel Friend, John Hinton, Samuel Hinton, Edward Watkins, and Johnson, Moss & Dugger (of [unidentified location] for land in Fayetteville, Oxford, Raleigh, and Wake County, North Carolina (witnessed by William C. Rawlings and bears affidavit of Joseph John Daniel).

Section 29, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Leases, 1829-1834

This section consists of three items, leases, 1829-1834, of Benjamin Cocke (for land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia) to Isaac Fellows (witnessed by Anthony Allen and concerning a brickyard), James B. Gilmer (witnessed by Peyton Stainback), and Benjamin Thweatt (witnessed by W. [P.] Wilkins).

Section 30, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Agreements, 1821-1835

This section consists of five items, agreements, 1821-1835, of Benjamin Cocke (of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia) with Drury W. Birchett (witnessed by Samuel M. Farmer and concerning a school), Jacob Kirkham (witnessed by Doctor A. Davis and concerning fishing rights), William J. Morris, Niel Rice, Stephen Southall (witnessed by Horatio Moore and concerning a wharf), and John D. Townes (concerning a wharf).

Section 31, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Bonds, 1805-1835

This section consists of four items, bonds, 1805-1835, of Benjamin Cocke (of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia) with Hill Carter (witnessed by Thomas P. Cocke, George C. Gary, and Edward E. Harwood), Thomas P. Cocke (witnessed by William Cole), Thomas Friend (witnessed by Dickerson Wyatt), William J. Morris, Charles Friend Woodson, and Hubbard Wyatt (guardian of James B. Cocke).

Section 32, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Legal Papers, 1832-1835

This section consists of two items, a bill of complaint, answer, and order (copy [imperfect] made by Robert Gilliam), 1832, of Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke v. Charles Friend, John Gilliam Friend, and Nathaniel Gilliam Friend in the Chancery Court of Prince George County, Virginia (concerning Archibald Eppes, Christian (Eppes) Gilliam, and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia); and a summons, 1835, issued by Benjamin Cocke (justice of the peace for Prince George County, Virginia) to George E. Moody (sheriff of Prince George County, Virginia) to apprehend [first name unknown] Goslin.

Section 33, Cocke, Benjamin (1781-1836), Other Papers, 1823-1834

This section consists of seven items, other papers, 1823-1834, concerning Benjamin Cocke. Items include an affidavit, 1823, of Clarke Gorton (witnessed by Benjamin Cocke) concerning the ship Eliza & Abby; an affidavit, 1832, of Benjamin Cocke concerning shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia; inventories, 1829-1834, of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia, owned by Benjamin Cocke; an act (copy made by George Wythe Munford), 1826, of the Virginia General Assembly establishing City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (with Benjamin Cocke as a trustee); and a letter, 1833, of John E. Meade to John Estave Lemoine (concerning Benjamin Cocke).

Section 34, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Correspondence, 1802-1844

This section consists of seventy-two items, correspondence, 1802-1844, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke of City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Eliza H. Allison, Doctor William Brander (concerning medical fees), Mary Edloe (Wilcox) Brown, Robert Walker Christian, Martha Cocke (of Tarbay, Prince George County, Virginia), Doctor Richard Eppes (while a student at Surry Court House, Virginia, the University of Virginia, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia), William Gilliam, Benjamin Harrison (of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, enclosing a certificate of Robert Walker Christian concerning Hill Carter), Sally Hoffman, Mrs. Anna Maria Kintzing, James Lyons, E. A. Moody, J. L. Moore, Mrs. Eliza H. Ritchie, Doctor John Robertson, Mary Buchanan Robertson, William Robertson, Anne Bland (Batt) Russell (of Mancell, Prince George County, Virginia), Robert Craig Stanard, Susan Peachy (Poythress) Willcox, and Osborne, Macfarland & Reild of Petersburg, Virginia.

Section 35, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Accounts, 1811-1845

This section consists of thirty items, accounts, 1811-1845, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke. The accounts were kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Also included are accounts of Doctor William Brander.

Section 36, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Deeds, 1837-1840

This section consists of two items, deeds, 1837-1840, of Ann Virginia (Minor) Friend (bears affidavits of Thomas Caulfield, Robert Walker Christian, William P. Gould, Isaac C. Snedecor, and William B. Street and bears seal of the Court of Greene County, Alabama), Anne (Robertson) Friend, John Gilliam Friend, Nathaniel Gilliam Friend, Benjamin Harrison, and Nathaniel Nelson to Mary (Eppes) Cocke (concerning Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia).

Section 37, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Bonds, 1841-1842

This section consists of two items, bonds, 1841-1842, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke and James Skelton Gilliam to James Herbert Gholson (witnessed by J. H. Leckhead), James West Pegram, and F. C. Stainback.

Section 38, Cocke, Mary (Eppes) (1783-1844), Other Papers, 1833-1845

This section consists of two items, an affidavit, 1833, of Mary (Eppes) Cocke concerning Archibald Eppes and Christian (Eppes) Gilliam; and an inventory, 1845, of the estate of Mary (Eppes) Cocke.

Section 39, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1851-1852

This section consists of one item, a diary, 29 September 1851-11 March 1852, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor), Virginia. Also included are inventories of slaves, furniture, agricultural equipment, and silverware.

Section 40, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1852

This section consists of one item, a diary, 12 March-30 September 1852, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor), Virginia. Also included is a letter (copy), 1852, of Richard Eppes to James Skelton Gilliam (p. 43); plats of Bermuda Hundred (p. 69) and Eppes Island (p. 69); abstracts, 1836-1841, of account book of William Gilliam [agent for Mary (Eppes) Cocke] concerning Bermuda Hundred and Eppes Island (pp. 158-161); accounts (copy), 1824-1835, of Benjamin Cocke (pp. 161-162, 166); an agreement (copy), 1820, of Young P. Evans (witnessed by Isaac P. Govanz) and William Robertson [agent of Mary (Eppes) Cocke] (p. 167); and a list of slaves.

Section 41, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1852-1854

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 October 1852-11 March 1854, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor), Virginia. Also included are plats of Bermuda Hundred (pp. 32, 234) and Eppes Island (p. 112); letter (copy), 1852, of Richard Eppes to Carrington Watkins (p. 51); inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (pp. 55-57, 210-212) and Eppes Island (pp. 62-64, 207-209); inventories of slaves at Appomattox Manor (p. 75) and Eppes Island (pp. 74, 217); and a drawing of a wharf (p. 170).

Section 42, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1854 and 1855-1857

This section consists of one item, a diary, 12 March 1854 and 24 October 1855-31 December 1857, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of the estates of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (p. 29) and Alfred Horner (p. 35); a letter (copy), 1855, of Aaron Clement to Richard Eppes (p. 43); inventories of slaves (pp. 96-97, 212-213, 217-221, 323, 337); a letter (copy), 1856, of Richard Eppes to James Skelton Gilliam (p. 106); an inventory of a blacksmith's shop (p. 134); plats of Appomattox Manor (pp. 141, 350-351); a survey of land of Christopher Proctor at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 142-144); an agreement (copy), 1856, of Richard Eppes and Grandison F. Marks (witnessed by Doctor Virginius W. Harrison) to construct buildings at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 172-174); a lease (copy), 1856, of Richard Eppes to the Southside Railroad Company concerning land in Prince George County, Virginia (pp. 183-184); an inventory of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (p. 222); a letter (copy), 1857, of Richard Eppes (p. 246); agreements (copy), 1857, of Richard Eppes and Robert Wendenburg (witnessed by Robert Gilliam and George E. Moody) concerning land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 258-259); a bond (copy), 1857, of William D. James to Richard Eppes (witnessed by Robert Gilliam and Doctor Virginius W. Harrison) concerning a wharf at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 268-269); letter (copy), 1857, of A. Clover to Richard Eppes (p. 275); a deed (copy), 1857, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes with Mrs. Jane Cook and Samuel Cook concerning land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 291-293); a deed (copy), 1857, of R. G. Dunn and Mrs. Sarah N. Dunn to Richard Eppes concerning land in Prince George County, Virginia (p. 355); letters (copy), 1857, of Richard Eppes to unidentified addresses concerning St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 356-357); and letters (copy), 1856, of Grandison F. Marks and Christopher B. Stevens to Richard Eppes (pp. 358-359).

Section 43, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1858

This section consists of one item, a diary, 4 January-31 December 1858, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of slaves (pp. 20, 82), livestock and agricultural implements (pp. 22-23). The diary was kept in the Plantation and Farm Instruction, Regulation, Record, Inventory and Account Book, for the use of the manager on the estate of R[ichard] Eppes ... (Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1852).

Section 44, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1858

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January-19 November 1859, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of slaves at Appomattox Manor (pp. 9, 266-269), Bermuda Hundred (p. 5), and Eppes Island (p. 7); inventories of livestock and agricultural implements at Appomattox Manor (p. 10), Bermuda Hundred (p. 6), and Eppes Island (p. 8); a plat of Hopewell (p. 20); deeds (copy), 1858, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, Richard Eppes, Christopher Proctor, and Mrs. Margaret Proctor concerning land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 43, 47-48); a plat of land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (p. 56) owned by Richard Eppes and Christopher Proctor; genealogical notes concerning the Eppes family (pp. 64-65); letters (copy), 1858, of Thomas Branch & Sons of Petersburg, Virginia, to Richard Eppes (pp. 83, 182); letters (copy), 1847, of Richard Eppes to [James B. Ferguson] (p. 238), James Skelton Gilliam (pp. 238-239), Obed Hussey (p. 239), Joseph W. Mason (p. 237), and Gilliam & Batt of [Petersburg, Virginia] (p. 237); accounts (copy), 1857-1858, of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (p. 259); and a letter (copy), 1858, of Inman Horner to the executor of the estate of John Welsh (pp. 160-161).

Section 45, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1858-1859

This section consists of one item, a diary, 20 November 1858-11 August 1859, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of slaves (pp. 40-42, 55, 58, 257, 273-276); inventory of livestock and agricultural equipment at Appomattox Manor (pp. 50-54); a deed (copy), 1859, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to Thomas Williams for land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 65-66); a deed (copy), 1859, of Mrs. Martha A. Williams and Thomas Williams to Richard Eppes for land in Prince George County, Virginia; estimates of the cost of Hopewell (p. 91); a description, 1845, of treatment given by Richard Eppes (at Blockley Almshouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Mary Ann Fisher (for paralysis, pp. 152-154), Elizabeth McAdams (for typhoid fever, p. 190), George Merkel (for jaundice, pp. 96-98), William Perpintine (for typhoid fever, p. 191), Eliza Rickgilleom (for rheumatism, pp. 168-169), and Sarah Smith (for poisoning, pp. 158-159); an inventory of fruit trees (p. 149); accounts (copy), 1859, of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (p. 201); and a plat of Hopewell (p. 277).

Section 46, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1859-1862

This section consists of one item, a diary, 12 August 1859-1 July 1862, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are letters (copy), 1859, of Richard Eppes to Thomas Branch & Sons of Petersburg, Virginia (p. 12) and Dickinson, Hill & Co. of Richmond, Virginia (p. 76); inventory of apple orchards at Hopewell (p. 78); accounts, 1859, with St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (pp. 82-83); inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (p. 96) and Eppes Island (p. 92); inventories of slaves (pp. 94, 97, 99, 191, 263, 318-323); constitution and bylaws of the Prince George Hole & Corner Club No. 1 (pp. 117-120); minutes (copy), 9 February 1860, of meeting of the Democratic Club of Prince George County, Virginia (pp. 123-124); a letter (copy), 1860, of John William Eppes to Anthony Michael Keiley (pp. 125-126); a letter (copy), 1860, of Richard Eppes to Parke Farley Berkeley (p. 230); an inventory of poultry at Appomattox Manor (p. 237); a description of the Virginia Convention of 1861 (p. 279); a proclamation (copy), 1861, of the governor (i.e., John Letcher) of Virginia mobilizing the militia (pp. 304-305); a letter (copy), 1861, of the governor (i.e., John Letcher) of Virginia to Simon Cameron (p. 305); an ordinance (copy), 1861, of secession of Virginia (pp. 308-309); and notes concerning service of Richard Eppes in the Confederate States Army of the Potomac (13th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, F Company, pp. 316-317).

Section 47, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1865-1867

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 September 1865-4 July 1867, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of fruit trees at Appomattox Manor (pp. iv, 258) and Eppes Island (pp. 105-106); plats of Appomattox Manor (p. 8) and Hopewell (p. 8); inventories of agricultural workers; a lease (copy) of Richard Eppes to Lurad C. Heath concerning land at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia (witnessed by Henry T. Cocke and J. H. Cook, pp. 40-41); and correspondence (copy), 1866-1867, of Richard Eppes with John Wesley Friend (pp. 117-118), Thomas Branch & Sons of Petersburg, Virginia (pp. 189, 220, 247, 301, 313, 331), and Palmer & Turpin of Richmond, Virginia (p. 350).

Section 48, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1867-1868

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 July 1867-2 August 1868, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Appomattox Manor (pp. 159, 187, 211) and Bermuda Hundred (p. 42); an inventory of household articles at Bermuda Hundred (p. 92); and correspondence (copy) of Richard Eppes with Thomas H. Daniel (pp. 59, 198, 204-205), Alfred Horner (p. 213), J. Cary Miller (p. 95), George V. Scott (p. 96), Thomas Branch & Sons of Petersburg, Virginia (pp. 7, 60, 75, 225), and George B. Stacy & Son of Richmond, Virginia (p. 223).

Section 49, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1868-1870

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 August 1868-1 October 1870, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included is an inventory of fruit trees (p. iii); inventories of agricultural workers; inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (pp. 161, 383) and Eppes Island (p. 162); a deed (copy), 1868, of Thomas H. Daniel, Margaret A. Moody, and Mrs. Mary J. Moody to Richard Eppes concerning land in Prince George County, Virginia (pp. 4-15); a lease (copy), 1870, of Richard Eppes to William Turnbull concerning Bermuda Hundred (witnessed by Samuel Cook and Henry Rodenkerchen, pp. 375-378); a lease (copy), 1870, of Richard Eppes to Thomas Edward Friend concerning Appomattox Manor (witnessed by John Wesley Friend and William Turnbull, pp. 488-489); a letter (copy), 1868, of Thomas H. Daniel to Doctor Virginius W. Harrison (p. 13); a letter (copy), 1869, of Robert Wendenburg to Henry Rodenkerchen (p. 181); and letters (copy), 1868-1870, written to Richard Eppes by Thomas Cocke (p. 218), John Fraser (p. 251), Doctor Virginius W. Harrison (p. 7), William Turnbull (p. 440), and Thomas Branch & Co. of Richmond, Virginia (p. 182).

Section 50, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1870-1871

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 October 1870-22 September 1871, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers.

Section 51, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1871-1873

This section consists of one item, a diary, 22 September 1871-23 November 1873, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; inventories of apple trees at Eppes Island (pp. 18, 29); a constitution (copy), 1871, of the Petersburg Agricultural Society, Petersburg, Virginia (pp. 43-48); inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (pp. 76-78, 265-266) and Eppes Island (pp. 54-55); a lease (copy), 1872, of Richard Eppes to William Turnbull concerning Bermuda Hundred (pp. 81-83); a deed (copy), 1872, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company concerning land at City Point, Virginia (pp. 148-149); and letters (copy), 1868-1873, written to Richard Eppes by John Wesley Friend (pp. 234, 256), Doctor John Howell Janeway (pp. ii-iii), John A. Peterson (p. 36), William Turnbull (pp. 24, 100), and Lyon, Pegram & Lyon of Petersburg, Virginia (p. 22).

Section 52, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1873-1875

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 December 1873-22 September 1875, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), and Prince George County (Woodland), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; an inventory of apple trees at Eppes Island (p. 35); an inventory of fruit trees at Appomattox Manor (pp. 158, 162); a deed (copy), 1874, of Washington Lafayette Watkins to Richard Eppes concerning Woodland, Prince George County, Virginia (pp. 150-151); a lease (copy), 1874, of Henry T. Cocke and Richard Eppes to the Guanahani Guano Co. of Petersburg, Virginia, concerning land at City Point, Virginia (pp. 168-169); and a letter (copy), 1874, of James Mortimer Williams to Richard Eppes (p. 164). This volume is indexed.

Section 53, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1875-1880

This section consists of one item, a diary, 20 September 1875-13 July 1880, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), and Prince George County (Woodland), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; a deed (copy), 1876, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to John F. James concerning land at City Point, Virginia (p. 95); an agreement (copy), 1877, of Thomas Edward Friend and C. Wenkelman [or Wenkleman] concerning Wendenburg, Prince George County, Virginia (p. 211); an inventory of fruit trees at Appomattox Manor (p. 358); a deed (copy), 1879, of Mrs. Bettie S. Rae and Littleton V. Rae to William Francis Bishop and Richard Eppes concerning a wharf at Bermuda Hundred (pp. 396-397); a plat of Hopewell (p. 579); letters (copy), 1875-1880, written to Richard Eppes by John Wesley Friend (pp. 101-102), John Lamb (p. 543), C. Wenkelman [or Wenkleman] (p. 8), and Thomas Branch & Co. of Richmond, Virginia (p. 424); and a letter (copy), 1878, of Alfred Horner to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (p. 347).

Section 54, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1880-1883

This section consists of one item, a diary, 14 July 1880-18 April 1883, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; reports (copy), 1881, of commissioners (i.e., Clay Drewry, William Roane Ruffin, and Leonidas Wells) concerning a lawsuit of the Brighthope Railway Company v. Richard Eppes in the Court of Chesterfield County, Virginia (pp. 172-174); deeds (copy), 1881, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to James Robert Werth (pp. 238-239), Mason Young (p. 240), and the Brighthope Railway Company (pp. 236-237) concerning Bermuda Hundred; inventories of livestock and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred (p. 307), Eppes Island (p. 330), and Hopewell (p. 473); a deed (copy), 1882, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to C. D. Blanks concerning land at City Point, Virginia (pp. 320-321); and letters (copy), 1881-1882, written to Richard Eppes by Robert Bolling (p. 439), J. Blodgett Britton (pp. 514-515), Edward Ellis (p. 439), and Frederick Robert Scott (p. 167).

Section 55, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1883-1887

This section consists of one item, a diary, 20 April 1883-31 December 1887, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; a broadside, undated, "Illustrated List of Casaday Sulky Plow Extras ... Oliver Chilled Plow Works, South Bend, Indiana" (p. ii); an inventory of chinaware, kitchenware, and dairy utensils at Eppes Island (p. 40); an inventory of livestock and agricultural equipment at Hopewell (pp. 388-390); a lease (copy), 1887, of Richard Eppes to Anderson Wade Douthat concerning Bermuda Hundred (p. 386); a deed (copy), 1887, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes and Richard Eppes to James Robert Werth concerning Bermuda Hundred (pp. 401-402); correspondence (copy), 1883-1886, of Richard Eppes with Anderson Wade Douthat concerning Bermuda Hundred (pp. 319-320), John Ott (pp. 50, 52), and Plummer & Wheeler of Petersburg, Virginia (p. 75); and a visit to Westover, Charles City County, Virginia (pp. 274-277). This volume is indexed.

Section 56, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1888-1892

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January 1888-1 September 1892, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), and Prince George County (Woodland), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; inventories of apple and peach trees at Appomattox Manor (pp. ii, 220); a survey of Woodland (pp. 33, 112-113); a deed (copy), 1890, of Charles F. Collier (executor of the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth G. Dolin) to Richard Eppes concerning land in Chesterfield County, Virginia (pp. 303-304); a will (copy), 1884, of Alfred Horner written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (witnessed by James J. Cromwell and George W. Roberts, pp. 383-386); and correspondence (copy), 1888-1892, of Richard Eppes (1824-1896) with Richard Eppes (1864-1922, p. 393), Henry Cardwell Hardy (p. 111), William A. Hofmann (p. 606), J. Mason (p. 361), Thomas Branch & Co. of Richmond, Virginia (pp. 355-356, 360, 390, 429-430, 444, 535-536), and Millward & Co. of New York City (p. 85). This volume is indexed.

Section 57, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1892-1894

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 September 1892-31 December 1894, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; a lease (copy), 1894, of Richard Eppes to S. W. Gealy concerning land in Chesterfield County, Virginia (p. 193); a deed (copy), 1894, of Richard Beale Davis to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes for land at City Point, Virginia (pp. 196-197); a lease (copy), 1894, of Richard Eppes to Osmund Andreassen concerning land in Prince George County, Virginia (p. 275); correspondence (copy), 1892-1894, of Richard Eppes with Richard T. Daniel (p. 2), A. S. Cook & Co. of New York City (p. 139), and Jas. L. Crane & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (pp. 7, 9); a letter (copy), 1894, of Richard Beale Davis to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (p. 197); and a muster roll (copy), 1861, of the Prince George Cavalry (commanded by Edmund Ruffin), F Company, 13th Virginia Cavalry Regiment of the Confederate States Army of the Potomac (pp. 276-277).

Section 58, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Diary, 1895-1896

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January 1895-17 February 1896, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Charles City County (Eppes Island), Chesterfield County (Bermuda Hundred), and City Point (now Hopewell) (Appomattox Manor and Hopewell Plantation), Virginia. Also included are inventories of agricultural workers; a list of apple trees at Appomattox Manor (p. 302); a lease (copy), 1895, of Richard Eppes (1824-1896) to Richard Eppes (1864-1922) concerning Bermuda Hundred, Eppes Island, and Hopewell (pp. 72-73, 76); a will (copy), 1820, of Archibald Eppes probated in Prince George County, Virginia (witnessed by Wilkins Andrews, Robert Folkes, and W. R. Johnston, pp. 106-107); a will (copy), 1889, of Richard Eppes written in Prince George County, Virginia (witnessed by H. G. Johnson and Aurelius Rives Shands, pp. 108-110); a will (copy), 1905, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes written in Prince George County, Virginia (p. 112); letters (copy), 1895-1896, written to Richard Eppes by Littleton V. Rae (p. 102) and A. E. Richardson (p. 88); and obituary notices of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes (p. 113), Emily Horner Eppes (p. 115), Josephine Dulles Eppes (p. 115), Richard Eppes (1824-1896, p. 113), and Richard Eppes (1864-1922, p. 115).

Section 59, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Correspondence, 1840-1882

This section consists of thirty-three items, correspondence, 1840-1882, of Doctor Richard Eppes of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and the University of Virginia. Correspondence is with Henry T. Cocke, Emily Horner Eppes, James Skelton Gilliam, Robert Gilliam, William Gilliam, Doctor Virginius W. Harrison, John D. Harwood, Nancy B. Harwood, Mrs. Anna Maria Kintzing, Doctor John Knox, and John D. Matthews.

Section 60, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Account Book, 1847

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1847, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns shad fishing at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Also included are newspaper clippings, ca. 1870-1890.

Section 61, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Account Book, 1851-1861 and 1865-1868

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1851-1861 and 1865-1868, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia. Also included is an inventory of slaves (pp. 460-462).

Section 62, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Account Book, 1868-1890

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1868-1890, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia, Hopewell, City Point (now Hopewell), and Woodland, Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 63, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Account Book, 1869-1895

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1869-1895, of Richard Eppes. The volume concerns agricultural operations at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia, and Hopewell, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 64, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Accounts, 1842-1888

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1842-1888, of Doctor Richard Eppes. The accounts were kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and the University of Virginia.

Section 65, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Student Notebook, 1840-1844

This section consists of one item, a student notebook, 1840-1844, of Doctor Richard Eppes. The volume was kept while a student at the Petersburg Classical Institute, Petersburg, Virginia, the University of Virginia, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Entries concern lectures of Thomas Roderick Dew about banking, the death of John Anthony Gardner Davis, and lines of verse.

Section 66, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Student Notebook, ca. 1841

This section consists of one item, a student notebook, ca. 1841, of Doctor Richard Eppes. The volume concerns lectures at the University of Virginia of George Tucker concerning the English language.

Section 67, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Student Notebook, ca. 1842

This section consists of one item, a student notebook, ca. 1842, of Doctor Richard Eppes. The volume concerns lectures at the University of Virginia of Robert Empie Rogers (concerning materia medica) and Henry St. George Tucker (concerning law); and inventories, 1851, of slaves, livestock, and agricultural equipment at Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, and Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 68, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Student Notebook, 1842-1843

This section consists of one item, a student notebook, 1842-1843, of Doctor Richard Eppes. The volume concerns lectures at the University of Virginia of Robert Empie Rogers (concerning chemistry) and George Tucker (concerning economics).

Section 69, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Other Papers, ca. 1840-1862

This section consists of four items, a letter, ca. 1840, of N. E. Marble (of the Petersburg Classical Institute, Petersburg, Virginia) concerning Doctor Richard Eppes; a code of laws and rules and regulations, ca. 1857, of Doctor Richard Eppes concerning slaves; and a bond, 1862, of Robert H. Jones and Samuel Smith to Doctor Richard Eppes.

Section 70, Eppes, Richard (1824-1896), Other Papers, 1840-1854

This section consists of four items, an order (copy made by Robert Henry Batte), 1840, of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Prince George County, Virginia, concerning Doctor Richard Eppes; a certificate, 1847, of Roberts & Johnston of [unidentified location] concerning Doctor Richard Eppes and Ralston's Corn Plough; and passports (nos. 4157 and 6438), 1850-1854, issued to Doctor Richard Eppes by the U.S. State Department (signed by John Middleton Clayton and William Learned Marcy and bears seals).

Section 71, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (Horner) (1826-1852), Correspondence, 1840-1851

This section consists of three items, letters, 1840-1851, written by Josephine Dulles (Horner) Eppes (at Cologne, Germany, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to [first name unknown] Gould and William Horner (of Warrenton, Virginia).

Section 72, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Correspondence, 1854-1905

This section consists of sixty-three items, correspondence, 1854-1905, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Emily Horner Eppes, Josephine Dulles Eppes, Mary Eppes, Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner, Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard, Agnes Horner (Eppes) Shands (at Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier County, Virginia), Mary Edmonds (Horner) Smith, and Anna W. (Dulles) Stille.

Section 73, Eppes, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) (1832-1905), Cookbook, Undated

This section consists of one item, a cookbook, undated, of Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes. The volume was kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and is indexed.

Section 74, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Diary, 1872-1881

This section consists of one item, a diary, 7 November 1872-22 October 1881, of Josephine Dulles Eppes. Entries concern trips from Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, to New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Carter's Grove, James City County, Richmond, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia.

Section 75, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Correspondence, 1859-1918

This section consists of thirty-six items, correspondence, 1859-1918, of Josephine Dulles Eppes of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Correspondence is with Agnes (Horner) Buschbeck, Elise (Eppes) Cutchin, Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, Emily Horner Eppes, Mary Eppes (of Appomattox Manor), Richard Eppes (of Appomattox Manor), Alfred Horner, Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and bears Confederate States of America postage stamp), Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard (of Edymead, Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England), and Herbert John Maynard (of Edymead).

Section 76, Eppes, Josephine Dulles (1855-1920), Drawing Book, 1872-1873

This section consists of one item, a drawing book, 1872-1873, of Josephine Dulles Eppes. The volume was kept in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Section 77, Eppes, Mary (1858-1954), Correspondence, 1864-1948

This section consists of four items, correspondence, 1864-1948, of Mary Eppes of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence with Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner, Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard (of Edymead, Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England), and Doctor Alfred Rives Shands.

Section 78, Eppes, Mary (1858-1954), Cookbook, 1908

This section consists of one item, a cookbook, 1908, of Mary Eppes. The volume was kept at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.

Section 79, Eppes, Emily Horner, Correspondence, 1881-1896

This section consists of five items, letters, 1881-1896, written to Emily Horner Eppes at Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and the Virginia Female Institute, Staunton. Correspondence is by Christine Eppes and Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard.

Section 80, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1898-1916

This section consists of four items, letters, 1898-1916, written by or addressed to James Eppes, Raza Ali Kazalbash, Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard, Herbert John Maynard, Mrs. Ellie M. Renouf, Santa Claus, Agnes Horner (Eppes) Shands, and William Glover Stanard (of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond).

Section 81, Cutchin, Elise (Eppes), Correspondence, 1909-1948

This section consists of eight items, correspondence, 1909-1948, of Elise (Eppes) Cutchin of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia. Correspondence is with Herbert John Maynard, Ray W. Nash (enclosing likeness of Doctor Richard Eppes), Santa Claus, Doctor Alfred Rives Shands, and Mary Adelaide (Nourse) Solberg.

Section 82, Various Persons, Papers, 1813-1832 and Undated

This section consists of five items, papers, 1813-1832 and undated, of various persons. Items include notes, undated, concerning the estate of Meriwether Skelton; an account, 1813-1815, of Thomas Cocke and Peter Woodlief (bears receipt, 1831, of Thomas Cocke to Samuel Perkins); a list, ca. 1819, of slaves of Margaret B. Cocke; a will, 1821, of Patty Cocke (slave) written in [Prince George County, Virginia] (witnessed by Elijah Brown and Carter H. Edloe); and a deed, 1832, of Ann Moore, Horatio Moore and Mrs. Martha C. Moore to Mordecai Cocke concerning the estate of Horatio Moore (d. ca. 1830) (witnessed by Alexander M. Cunningham, William Nicholson, and William H. Wilson; bears affidavits of John Nash and John Thompson; and recorded by Nathaniel B. Sturdivant).

Section 83, Horner, Elizabeth (Welsh), Letters by, 1851-1867

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1851-1867, written by Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letters are written to Josephine Dulles Eppes, Mary Eppes, Alfred Horner, and Mary Edmonds (Horner) Smith.

Section 84, Various Persons, Letters, 1840-1890

This section consists of three items, letters, 1840-1890, written by or addressed to Elizabeth Welsh (Horner) Eppes, Emily Horner Eppes, Richard Eppes, Alfred Horner, Elizabeth (Welsh) Horner, William Horner, Doctor William Edmonds Horner (copy), Alfreda Horner (Eppes) Maynard, Agnes Horner (Eppes) Shands, and Mary Edmonds (Horner) Smith.

Section 85, Brown, Frances (Fowke) and Horner, Gustavus Brown, Notes concerning, Undated

This section consists of two items, notes, undated, concerning Frances (Fowke) Brown and Doctor Gustavus Brown Horner.

Section 86, Unidentified Author, Account Book, 1772

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1772, kept by an unidentified individual. Entries concern the operations of a store at Blandford (now Petersburg), Virginia.

Section 87, Folkes, Robert, Estate Papers, 1826-1829

This section consists of two items, an account (copy made by Richard C. Williams), 1826-1827, of the estate of Robert Folkes (of Prince George County, Virginia) with Thomas Moody (administrator; and bears affidavit of Alexander Bryant, Daniel Eppes, and Richard Marks); and an account (copy made by Richard C. Williams), 1827-1829, of the estate of Robert Folkes (of Prince George County, Virginia) with Mrs. Nancy Folkes (administratrix; and bears affidavits of Alexander Bryant, Daniel Eppes, and Christopher Proctor).

Section 88, Proctor, Christopher (ca. 1803-1881), Account Book, 1868-1880

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1868-1880, of Christop[her] Proctor. The volume was kept at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia, and concerns the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company and the Southside Railroad Company.

Section 89, Smith, Francis Henry (1829-1928), Student Roll Book, 1891-1906

This section consists of one item, a student roll book, 1891-1906, of Francis Henry Smith, kept while teaching physics at the University of Virginia.

Section 90, Unidentified Author, Checkbook, 1924-1925

This section consists of one item, a checkbook, 1924-1925, of an unidentified author with the Peoples National Bank, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Section 91, Various Persons, Correspondence, ca. 1835-1886

This section consists of eleven items, letters, ca. 1835-1886, written by or addressed to Robert Walker Christian (of Charles City County, Virginia), Robert Eldridge, James Herbert Gholson (bears letter [copy] of William Gilliam), James Skelton Gilliam, F. E. Hallids, Doctor Virginius W. Harrison, Ann (Brodnax) Lyon, Daniel Lyon (concerning Thomas Jonathan Jackson and Robert Edward Lee), Archibald Graham McIlwaine, George Vowles Moncure ([copy] concerning Frances (Fowke) Brown, Christian (Brown) Graham, and Alexander Scott), Mrs. Solomon Mopford (slave), Thomas Eppes Poythress, Christopher Proctor, Conway Robinson (copy), George Levick Simpson, and Susan Peach (Poythress) Willcox.

Section 92, Miscellany, 1862 and Undated

This section consists of nine items, miscellany, 1862 and undated. Items include a pass, 1862, issued by the Confederate States Army of Northern Virginia (by authority of Samuel Gibbs French and signed by Charles D. Myers) to W. L. Crawford; and lines of verse.

Section 93, Appomattox Manor, ca. 1916-1923

This section consists of five items, plats, ca. 1916, of Appomattox Manor, City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia; and a newspaper clipping, 1923, concerning Appomattox Manor.

Section 94, Genealogy, Undated

This section consists of two items, genealogical charts of the Eppes family (compiled by Mrs. E. H. Clark) and Routh family (compiled by Amand Jules McConnel Routh, Charles Henry Felix Routh, and Thomas Alfred Routh).

Mss1F9156a, Friend Family Papers, 1792-1871,
Prince George County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises eighteen items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Friend, Charles (1818-1871), Diary, 1841-1846

This section consists of one item, a diary, 17 April 1841-11 April 1842, 1 April 1845-3 April 1846, and 1 April 1845-31 December 1846, of Charles Friend. Entries concern agricultural operations at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia. The volume also includes accounts, 1817-1824 and 1840-1845; and lists of slaves.

Section 2, Friend, Charles (1818-1871), Diary, 1847-1850

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January 1847-31 December 1850, of Charles Friend. Entries concern agricultural operations at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia. The volume also includes lists of the planting of wheat (1838-1860) and corn (1845-1860).

Section 3, Friend, Charles (1818-1871), Diary, 1851-1860

This section consists of one item, a diary, 1 January 1851-31 December 1860, of Charles Friend. Entries concern agricultural operations at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia. The volume also includes lists, 1860-1870, of peach and pear trees and strawberries planted.

Section 4, Friend, Charles (1818-1871), Account Book, 1839-1869

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1839-1869, of Charles Friend. Entries concern agricultural operations at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia. The volume also includes lists of slaves and furniture at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia.

Section 5, Friend, Charles (1818-1871), Commonplace Book, 1792-1860

This section consists of one item, a commonplace book, 1792-1860, of Charles Friend. Page numbers referenced are those of the commonplace book. The volume includes wills (copy) probated in Prince George County, Virginia, of Archibald Eppes (d. 1820, pp. 22-23), Christian (Robertson) Eppes (d. 1806, pp. 6-7), Richard Eppes (1736-1792, pp. 3-5), Robertson Eppes (d. 1806, p. 18), John Gilliam (1712-1774, pp. 1-2), John Gilliam (1761-1823, p. 24), and William Gilliam (d. 1800, pp. 19-21).

Also included are the following materials:

* (copy) ca. 1794, of the lawsuit of Archibald Eppes, Christian (Robertson) Eppes, Richard Eppes (d. 1797), and Thomas Eppes (d. 1798) v. Mary (Eppes) Cocke (1783-1844), Robertson Eppes, William Eppes, Christian (Eppes) Gilliam, William Gilliam (d. 1842), Elizabeth (Eppes) Maitland, and William Maitland in the Court of Prince George County, Virginia (concerning the estate of Richard Eppes (1736-1792)). This material comprises a bill of complaint (pp. 8-10), answers (pp. 10-11), and depositions of Thomas B. Bryant (p. 13) and John Robertson (p. 12).

* reports (copy), 1807-1826, of John Thompson Brown (pp. 27-33), Joseph Ford (pp. 14-17), John Fitzhugh May (pp. 25-26), and Samuel Perkins (pp. 14-17).

* the division (copy), 1832-1833, of land (pp. 34-46) in Amelia County (Sweathouse), Petersburg (Blandford), and Prince George County (City Point, Revelings, Weston, and White Hill), Virginia, and slaves (pp. 34-46) to Charles Friend, John Gilliam Friend (1813-1869), Nathaniel Friend (b. 1780?), and Doctor Nathaniel Gilliam Friend (d. 1849?).

* deeds of trust (copy), 1813, of William J. Morris (pp. 47-51) to William Robertson for land in Prince George County, Virginia (City Point, Revelings, and Weston), for the benefit of Charles Friend, John Gilliam Friend, Nathaniel Friend, and Doctor Nathaniel Gilliam Friend.

* an agreement (copy), 1833, of Nathaniel Friend (pp. 52-54) and Doctor Nathaniel Gilliam Friend concerning the estate of Christian (Eppes) Gilliam and land in Amelia County (Sweathouse), Petersburg (Blandford), and Prince George County (City Point, Revelings, and Weston), Virginia.

* an agreement (incomplete copy), 1833, of John Gilliam Friend (pp. 55-59), Nathaniel Friend, and Doctor Nathaniel Gilliam Friend concerning the estate of Christian (Eppes) Gilliam and land in Alabama (Greene County), Amelia County (Sweathouse), and Prince George County (City Point, Revelings, and Weston), Virginia.

* notes of Benjamin Carter Minge Friend (1846-1926) concerning Louisiana (p. 44), Texas (p. 100), Virginia (p. 68), religion (pp. 87 and 89), and sovereigns of Great Britain (pp. 57-63, 65-67, 69-76).

* notes (pp. 78-86) concerning religion; an inventory, 1836, of furniture at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia (pp. 91-97); and a power of attorney (copy), undated, of Nathaniel Friend (p. 99) to William Robertson and John Vaughan Willcox.

* an agreement (copy), undated, of Nathaniel Friend (p. 101) with John Berry (as overseer of White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia).

Section 6, Lists, 1868-1871

This section consists of thirteen items, lists, 1868-1871, of apple, cherry, peach and pear trees planted by Charles Friend at White Hill, Prince George County, Virginia; and miscellany.

Mss2G1873b, James Mercer Garnett Papers, 1824-1836,
Essex County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises twenty-five items.

Items concern Jonathan Peter Cushing (1793-1835), William Branch Giles (1762-1830), John Randolph (1773-1833) of Roanoke, and Thomas Ritchie (1778-1854); Seven Lectures on Female Education, by James Mercer Garnett (Richmond, Virginia: T. W. White, 1824-28); Constitutional Charts; or, Comparative Views of the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary Departments in the Constitutions of All the States in the Union, Including that of the United States, by James Mercer Garnett, (Richmond, Virginia: T. W. White, 1829); and the Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Virginia).

N.B. A related collection among the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society is Mss1H9196aFA2, Hunter Family Papers, 1766-1918, which follows this collection in the present edition.

Reel 18 cont.

Introductory Materials

0887 Introductory Materials. 3 frames.

Papers, 1824-1836

0890 Items 1-25, Papers, 1824-1836. 65 frames.

Mss1H9196aFA2, Hunter Family Papers, 1766-1918,
Essex County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises approximately 4,070 items (thirty-two manuscripts boxes).

Series I. James Hunter (1746-1788), Portsmouth and Richmond, Virginia

The earliest major figure in the collection is James Hunter (1746-1788), a Virginia-born merchant who should not be confused with his uncle, James Hunter (1721-1784), the Scottish-born Fredericksburg merchant and master of the iron works at Falmouth. The younger man, known as James Hunter Jr., was educated for the mercantile trade in Duns, Scotland, and London, England, by some of his Hunter cousins. He returned to Virginia before the Revolution and became a merchant at Richmond. During the war he served for a time as assistant commissary for purchase at the Public Storehouse at Fredericksburg, but later gave up the position to engage in mercantile operations with John and Henry Banks that included supplying the Southern Department of the Continental Army during the latter years of the Revolution (see below). After the war he settled as a merchant in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Hunter's correspondence covers the period 1770-1788 (a few letters before 1770 relate to the linen trade and are filed separately, as detailed below). Some of the earliest of these letters were written to Hunter while he worked at the paper manufactory of Richard Lancake at Charenton, outside Paris, France. Some of the correspondence is with family members, but most is business-related.

Among the more frequent or important correspondents are Henry Banks; John Banks (while in partnership in Hunter, Banks & Co., a business arrangment that would cause James Hunter great problems throughout the rest of his life; many letters concern the supply contract with the Continental Army under General Nathanael Greene, as covered especially in the letter of 22 November 1782); Preeson Bowdoin (Norfolk merchant); Eliezer Callender (in command of the ship Dragon of the Virginia Navy, protecting the Chesapeake Bay in 1778); John Cooper (captain of the ship Saucy Jack, a privateer taking British prizes off Edenton, North Carolina, in 1782); Charles Dick (making requisitions from Hunter as commissary of public stores; verso of 8 September 1776 bears frank of Thomas Jefferson); Adam Hunter (1739-1798, a cousin and merchant in Fredericksburg, Virginia); Archibald Hunter (b. 1734); George Weedon (concerning the election of customs collectors by the Virginia General Assembly); and Charles Yates (Fredericksburg merchant).

James Hunter's loose accounts cover the period 1771-1786. These include accounts with George Weedon (as a taverner in Fredericksburg, 1771); Doctor Robert Innes and Doctor Hugh Mercer, and mention of Fall Hill and Hunter's Forge (i.e., Hunter's Iron Works at Falmouth) in 1772; the sloop John, a merchant vessel, 1776; and mercantile activities with Alexander Phillips (husband of his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Spence) and James and Adam Hunter of Fredericksburg, 1778-1780.

Box 2 of the collection begins with materials concerning the Dunse Linen Company of Duns, Scotland, 1766-1783. James Hunter worked as an agent for the company while in London, and his cousins John and William Hunter were involved in the company. The materials consist of correspondence of James and William Hunter with company directors and others (including John Hunter [b. 1723] and Archibald Hunter [b. 1734]); accounts; shipping invoices (for consignments); bills of exchange and a protest; and notes.

Materials, 1782-1787, of Hunter, Banks & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, concern the partnership of James Hunter with John and Henry Banks. They consist of correspondence pertaining to the firm or its principals; letters addressed to Smith, Bowdoin & Hunter of Richmond; a letter and bill of lading of Banks, Burnett & Co. of Charleston, South Carolina; accounts; a bond (unexecuted) of John Banks and Nathanael Greene; invoices; an agreement, affidavit, and powers of attorney concerning the purchase of lands in Georgia by John Banks and James Hunter; a letter of attorney of William Robinson of Kempsville, Virginia, to Thomas Mathews (1785); copies of correspondence of Henry Banks (primarily with John Banks and James Hunter); and notes concerning a lawsuit of John Cooper.

James Hunter's miscellany includes accounts, 1776, as commissary of purchase for the colony's Fredericksburg storehouse (apparently torn from a journal); a bill of lading, 1784; a memoranda book of Isaac Bowe concerning a mercantile store at Boyd's Hole, King George County, Virginia, 1773; and some unclassified items.

Following the materials of James Hunter are a few items of his wife, Marianna Russell Spence, the widow of his cousin, William Hunter (1736-1773). These consist of letters to her, 1772-1794 (including two from her father, George Spence, a prosperous London merchant); letters of George Spence to William Hunter, 1771; and a commonplace book, 1794, including medicinal recipes, lines of verse, and the like (which appears also to have been used by Jane Swann Hunter in the 1830s to list clothing distributed to her slaves).

Series II. James Hunter (1774-1826), Norfolk and Hunter's Hill, Essex County, Virginia

The next major figure in the collection is James Hunter (1774-1826), a Norfolk merchant who later settled at Hunter's Hill, near Layton's in southeastern Essex County, Virginia. This James was the son of William Hunter (1748-1784), who in turn was a brother of James Hunter (1746-1788).

The correspondence of James Hunter (1774-1826) is primarily with friends and family members or concerns his mercantile operations during the period 1789-1825. Among the correspondents are Augustine Boughan (a Fredericksburg merchant who is also mentioned prominently in a number of letters in this section); Robert Wormeley Carter (of Sabine Hall, Richmond County); Beverely Chew (at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, while serving with the Virginia militia during the Whiskey Insurrection, November 1794); James Mercer Garnett (U.S. congressman from Virginia); James Herron (Norfolk merchant); Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809-1887); Muscoe Livingston; George Ross (of Culpeper County); and Robert Barraud Taylor (a Norfolk lawyer).

A ledger, 1818, bears accounts of local planters with James Hunter for blacksmith services and iron manufactures, presumably at Hunter's Hill. The services involve the repair of agricultural implements and manufacture of nails and other metal work for the construction of homes and farm buildings. Loose accounts, 1790-1821, are mostly personal, although some derive from mercantile activities.

Boxes 3-4 contain materials concerning Hunter's career as a merchant. Initial general materials consist of a cash book, 1803-1806, for a store at Lloyd's in Essex County and orders, 1798-1812, for merchandise. Records, 1798-1801, of James Hunter & Co. of Layton's, Virginia, comprise letters (arranged chronologically) from other merchants and merchant firms (including James Herron and Stone, Boughan & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland); accounts; shipping receipts; and a deed of assignment (unexecuted) to a mortage on lands in Prince William County, Virginia.

Materials, 1794-1801, of Stone, Hunter & Co. of Norfolk, Virginia, concern Hunter's partnership with William Scandrett Stone of Fredericksburg, Virginia. They include letters (numerous from Stone and merchant William Lovell); accounts; shipping receipts and invoices for flour, corn, staves, tobacco, etc.; flour inspection certificates; an agreement concerning the brigantine Brothers of the Burthen; a list of ships sailing between Madeira and Norfolk; and an affidavit of William Scandrett Stone.

Numerous miscellaneous items for James Hunter have been grouped together. Loose notes for a diary, 1813, concern a trip to the Virginia Springs (including brief comment on a visit to Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia, on August 30). Materials, 1796-1803, from the estate of William Hunter (1748-1784) include a letter, receipts, and powers of attorney of William Garnett Hunter and Taliaferro Hunter (b. 1776). An agreement, 1814, with William Scandrett Stone concerns a distillery at Hunter's Mill in Essex County, Virginia. Additional materials include lists of slaves and personal property, 1811-1819; letters, 1798-1814, written by or addressed to Augustine Boughan, William Brooke, John Dishman, Grace Fenton (Mercer) Garnett, Maria (Garnett) Hunter, William Garnett Hunter, and John P. Matthews; memoranda, 1793, of Muscoe Livingston; an agreement of Presley Thornton and Sharp Delany concerning land in Northumberland County, Virginia; a will, 1824, of George W. Lee of Essex County, Virginia; and recipes, notes and general miscellany.

Series III. Apphia Bushrod (Rouzee) Hunter (d. 1822), Epping Forest and Hunter's Hill, Essex County, Virginia

Materials of James Hunter's second wife, Apphia Bushrod Rouzee of Epping Forest in Essex County, begin Box 5. (Hunter's first wife was Maria Garnett [1777-1811].) These consist of letters, 1805-1821, primarily from Elizabeth (Lindsay) Gordon of Springfield, Albemarle County, Virginia; and accounts, 1809-1820. Records, 1813-1825, concerning a claim against George Tackett for land in Culpeper County include correspondence of attorneys Thomas Hord and Robert Patton with James Hunter; accounts and receipts; an agreement of John Rouzee and George Tackett and an affidavit of Daniel Farmer; and notes of Thomas Hord.

Series IV. Muscoe Garnett Hunter (1779-1818), Loretto, Essex County, Virginia

Muscoe Garnett Hunter (1779-1818), brother of James Hunter, was an Essex County merchant and postmaster at Loretto, Virginia. His correspondence, 1810-1817, includes letters from Augustine Boughan, George Mercer Brooke, James Mercer Garnett, and William Scandrett Stone. Records, 1810-1814, of Hunter & Garnett of Pittsville (later Loretto) consist of letters, accounts, shipping receipts, a bill of complaint concerning Kelso & Crump of New York City, and a receipt of Robert Selden Garnett. Miscellany includes personal accounts, 1810-1817 (including some with Dr. Alexander Somervail); printed instructions, 1800, to postmasters; an agreement, 1816, concerning Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County (see also correspondence with Giles Fitzhugh); materials, 1804-1815, concerning slaves belonging to William Garnett and the estates of Mrs. Rosanna Butler Ayres and Thomas Butler; and a letter, undated, of James Mercer Garnett to Thomas Matthews, presumably concerning the death of Muscoe Garnett Hunter.

Series V. Grace Fenton (Garnett) Hunter (1779-1846), Elmwood, Essex County, Virginia

Muscoe Hunter's wife, Grace Fenton Garnett, lived at Elmwood in Essex County, Virginia. Her papers consist of correpondence, 1796-1841 (mostly undated), primarily with her sister-in-law, Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1778-1840), and her nieces, Martha Fenton Hunter and Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter; and five accounts, 1832-1834.

Series VI. Grace Fenton Hunter (1817-1840), Elmwood, Essex County, Virginia

The daughter of Muscoe and Grace Hunter, Grace Fenton Hunter (1817-1840) maintained correpondence with the same relatives. Her student essays, ca. 1828-1831, survive, as do several certificates for diligence in musical study. A commonplace book, 1828-1829, lists books and lines of verse. An accomplished amateur artist, Grace Hunter produced numerous pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolor renderings of plantation and farmhouses (including a front view of Kendall Grove, Northampton County, Virginia), birds and animals, churches and cathedrals, flowers and plants, and landscapes. Some of these artistic endeavors are preserved in two sketchbooks (Box 6).

Series VII. Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1778-1840), Fonthill and Hunter's Hill, Essex County, Virginia

Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1778-1340), sister of James and Muscoe Hunter, lived at Hunter's Hill and Fonthill in Essex County. Her correspondence, 1828-1840 (mostly undated) includes numerous letters of interest from Elvira Desha (Boswell) Fowler (of Little Rock, Arkansas); Elizabeth Mary (Lomax) Hunter; James Hunter ([b. 1813] concerning clergymen, politics, and R. M. T. Hunter); Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter ([1809-1887] while a student at the University of Virginia); and Archibald Russell Spence Hunter (of Huntington, North Carolina, enclosing letters of Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock and Doctor Charles M. Hitchcock). The miscellany comprises personal accounts, 1819-1830; lines of verse; and an agreement, 1839, concerning a legacy from the estate of William Hunter (1748-1784).

Series IX. Mary Evelina (Dandridge) Hunter (1817-1893), The Bower, Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and Fonthill, Essex County, Virginia

Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809-1887) was an Essex County lawyer, state legislator, U.S. congressman, and senator from Virginia, Confederate official and senator, and after the Civil War, treasurer of Virginia for a time. The son of James Hunter of Hunter's Hill, R. M. T. Hunter built Fonthill in Essex County and lived there most of his life when not away for periods of government service. R. M. T. Hunter married Mary Evelina Dandridge of The Bower, Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1836 and brought her to live at Fonthill.

"Line," as she was invariably called by the family, maintained extensive correspondence with members of the Dandridge and Hunter families (Box 16). Among her frequent correspondents are William Bradshaw Beverley, Ann Spotswood (Dandridge) Buchanan, John Esten Cooke, Adam Stephen Dandridge (1814-1890), Doctor Alexander Spotswood Dandridge, Philip Pendleton Dandridge, Sarah (Pendleton) Dandridge (of The Bower, Jefferson County), Serena Catherine (Pendleton) Dandridge, Maria (Hackley) Glass (enclosing a photograph), Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock, James Dandridge Hunter, Jane Swann Hunter, Martha Fenton Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1839-1861), Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter, and Sarah Stephena (Dandridge) Kennedy.

Mrs. Hunter's account book, 1886-1888, contains household expenses at Fonthill, as well as memoranda concerning mill operations. Her loose accounts, 1837-1848, 1854-1864, and 1880-1889, are most heavily concentrated in the 1850s-1860s. Other Fonthill materials, 1858-1862, include a farm book listing cattle and other livestock, passes issued to slaves by Mrs. Hunter and Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter, and miscellaneous notes. Lastly, records concerning the operation of Hunter's Mill in Essex County for the years 1871-1875 and 1883-1888 consist of lists of wages paid to workers, milling orders (primarily for corn meal), and an unexecuted deed of trust.

Series X. Maria (Hunter) Garnett (1797-1873), Hunter's Hill and Elmwood, Essex County, Virginia

Maria Hunter (1797-1873) was R. M. T. Hunter's oldest sister and the only sister to marry. Her husband, James Mercer Garnett (1794-1824), died just a few years after their marriage, but she continued to live at Elmwood in Essex County, where she aided her father-in-law, James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843), in teaching at the school for girls there. Her correspondence, ca. 1820-1870, contains significant letters from Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett (of Cedar Hill, Hanover County, concerning Henry Alexander Wise and the presidential election of 1860); her son, U.S. Congressman Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett; her sister, Martha Fenton Hunter; and her cousin, Maryland educator Margaret Mercer. Mrs. Garnett's miscellany includes receipts, 1859-1863; letters, 1821-1834, of Margaret Mercer to Ann Garnett, James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) to Robert Selden Garnett, and Francis Walker Gilmer (concerning botany) to James Mercer Garnett (1794-1824); an undated essay of James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) on "The Public Good"; and a letter and accounts of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett.

Series XI. Martha Fenton Hunter (1800-1866), Hunter's Hill and Fonthill, Essex County, Virginia

Martha Fenton Hunter (1800-1866) lived at Hunter's Hill and Fonthill, but also spent much time at Elmwood. She was an accomplished author of novels, short stories, and juvenile literature, most of which were published anonymously and some of which can now be identified through materials in this collection.

Martha Hunter maintained extensive correspondence with members of the Hunter and Garnett families, as well as former students at Elmwood Academy. Among the correspondents are Sarah (Pendleton) Dandridge (of The Bower, Jefferson County, Virginia [now West Virginia]); Charlotte Olympia (Garnett) Darby (concerning R. M. T. Hunter and claims of the grandchildren of Colonel William Thompson of South Carolina before the U.S. Congress, 1859-1860); Elvira Desha (Boswell) Fowler (of Little Rock, Arkansas); Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett (as a civil engineer on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad and on a national railroad in Brazil); Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett (at the University of Virginia); Theodore Stanford Garnett (a civil engineer, concerning R. M. T. Hunter [letter of 5 May 1838] and the publication of Eveline Neville [1845-1846]); William Garnett (1786-1866); Maria (Hackley) Glass (concerning travel on railroads in Virginia and the midwest, civil engineering, and internal improvements); Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock (while her husband, Doctor Charles M. Hitchcock, served in the U.S. Army at West Point, New York [1840-1845], as a resident of San Francisco, California [ca. 1854-1860], and while traveling in Europe, 1860-1861 [includes references to the family of Charles James Faulkner, American minister to France, and Charles Dickens (20 June 1842)]); Elizabeth Mary (Lomax) Hunter (while keeping school and a boardinghouse in Fredericksburg, Virginia); James Hunter (b. 1813); James Dandridge Hunter (while serving in the Confederate States Cavalry); Eleanor Tayloe (Lomax) Lewis; Catherine Lomax (in part concerning the Fredericksburg Orphans Asylum); Eleanor Lomax; Bishop William Meade; Margaret Mercer (Maryland educator and author; some letters concern the emancipation of slaves and their emigration to Liberia); Mary Pendleton (Cooke) Steger (of Richmond, Virginia, and at the White Sulphur Springs concerning Henry Clay [1847]); Louisa Henrietta Fenton (Garnett) Williamson (of Lexington, Virginia); and Henry N. B. Wood (a graduate of the University of Virginia and a teacher at Bloomfield Academy, Albemarle County, Virginia).

Series XII. Jane Swann Hunter (1804-1880), Hunter's Hill and Fonthill, Essex County, Virginia

Jane Swann Hunter (1804-1880) also lived at Hunter's Hill and Fonthill. She kept a diary (four volumes) during the years 1824-1827 and 1829. Comprised of entries made roughly on a weekly basis, the diary is filled with religious studies and musings, and comments on readings, visiting, and family affairs. Jane Hunter's correspondence, 1839-1872, contains interesting or otherwise important letters from Newton Martin Curtis (concerning the imprisonment of R. M. T. Hunter by the U.S. Army in 1865), Dr. Alfred Hay Garnett, Theodore Stanford Garnett, Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock, James Dandridge Hunter (while serving in the Confederate States Cavalry and as a civil engineer on the Cincinnati, Dayton & Eastern Railroad), Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter, and Bishop William Meade (imperfect).

Numerous loose accounts of Jane Hunter with local merchants in Essex County and Fredericksburg also include receipts for the medical treatment of slaves and the payment of local taxes in Essex. Two commonplace books, one undated, the other 1830-1835, contain essays on religious topics and bear some accounts as guardian of Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter. Bonds, 1831-1846, cover the hiring out of slaves and are accompanied by lists of slaves, 1858-1860.

Jane Hunter's records as guardian of her sister Sarah include accounts, 1832-1845 (among which are three with James Mercer Garnett [1770-1843] for books), and bonds for the hire of slaves. A scrapbook, 1860-1862, contains clippings of articles "From Our Lady Correspondent" (i.e., Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock) sent to a San Francisco newspaper while she traveled in Europe. Jane Hunter's miscellany consists of essays, notes, and student exercises; medical prescriptions (she prescribed remedies for family members regularly); and some unclassified items.

Series XIII. Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter (1822-1874), Hunter's Hill and Fonthill, Essex County, Virginia

Sarah Harriet Apphia Hunter (1822-1874) was the youngest of the Hunter sisters at Fonthill. She was familiarly known as Sally. She also kept a diary (in three parts), 1835-1836, concerning visitors to Fonthill, visiting in general, and family affairs. Her correspondence, 1832-1873, primarily with family members, contains significant communications with Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett (her cousin and childhood companion), Martha Taliaferro (Hunter) Hitchcock (of West Point, New York, and San Francisco, California), James Dandridge Hunter, Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1841-1909), Mary Frances (Minor) Stark (of Keelona, Albemarle County, Virginia), Mary Pendleton (Cooke) Steger (of Richmond, Virginia), and Elizabeth A. (Rowzee) Westmore (of Epping Forest, Essex County, Virginia).

Sally Hunter maintained two sets of account books. The first, a record of daily expenses, 1849-1861, survives in three parts. Another ledger, 1837-1863, records personal accounts, farm expenses and income, and the hire of slaves. The latter includes accounts with R. M. T. Hunter and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, as well as accounts of Jane Swann Hunter, Maria (Hunter) Garnett, and Martha Fenton Hunter. The latter portion of the ledger lists gifts and supplies (mostly blankets and clothing) distributed among her slaves. Loose accounts, 1829-1871, record transactions with local merchants and include some services rendered by local physicians Alfred Hay Garnett, Robert B. Rennolds, and Alexander Somervail to family members and slaves.

Farming materials include a list of Sally Hunter's slaves at The Forest (Epping Forest?); records of the hiring out of slaves, 1843-1862; lists of gifts and supplies distributed among slaves; an unexecuted bond for the hire of a slave; notes; miller's receipts for corn, wheat, and cotton, 1854-1856; and forms for Confederate States taxes in kind, 1864-1865.

Sally Hunter was also very interested in writing, and early materials in the collection focus on that aspect of her life. These include a list of books read, 1834-1835; an order of the [Essex] Society of Arts & Belles Lettres concerning Sally Hunter as "convener" and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett as "interrex," 1834; the "Essex Quarterly Magazine," a hand-produced volume edited by Sally Hunter and Muscoe Garnett; draft of a play about Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots; drafts of stories and essays; miscellaneous notes; a commonplace book filled with lines of verse; two folders of miscellaneous lines of verse; and a scrapbook of engravings.

Omissions

A list of omissions from the Hunter Family Papers, 1766-1918, is provided on Reel 25, Frame 1064. Omissions include Series VIII, Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809-1887); Series XIV, Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1839-1861); Series XV, James Dandridge Hunter (1844-1915); Series XVI, Philip Stephen Hunter (1848-1919); Series XVII, Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1841-1909); Series XVIII, Sarah Stephena Hunter (1846-1865); and Series XIX, Hunter-Garnett Family Miscellany.

N.B. This collection of Hunter family papers complements other large holdings of the records of this Essex County family in such repositories as the University of Virginia Library, the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library, and the Library at Mills College, Oakland, California. A related collection among the holdings of the University of Virginia Library is Acc. 38-45, Mitchell-Garnett Ledgers, included in part in UPA's Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series E, Part 1.

Mss1G9957cFA2, Gwathmey Family Papers, 1790-1982,
King William County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection of Gwathmey family papers includes diaries, letters, accounts, scrapbooks, speeches, clippings, and other records representing four generations of this prominent King William County family. From their family seat at Burlington, the Gwathmeys were active in the political, social, and religious life of the county for more than two centuries.

Series I. Joseph Gwathmey (1758-1824), Burlington, King William County, Virginia

The collection begins with the papers of Joseph Gwathmey (1758-1824), a planter, major in the state militia, and deacon of the Beulah Baptist Church. These records consist of an account book, loose accounts, and estate materials. Major Gwathmey's account book also contains records of his children's births and lists of horses. Most of his papers, however, concern his estate and include the records of executors, Richard Gwathmey (1789-1866), John Hill Gwathmey (1798-1839), and William Gwathmey (1794-1875). Two account books contain copies of Joseph Gwathmey's will, inventories, appraisals, and accounts and expenses. Loose estate materials include accounts, inventories, an indenture selling land to Nathaniel Boush Hill, and an 1836 appraisal of slaves.

Series II. William Gwathmey (1794-1875), Burlington, King William County, Virginia

The papers of William Gwathmey are found in Boxes 2-7. William Gwathmey inherited Wakefield but moved to Burlington upon the death of his brother, John Hill Gwathmey, in 1839. A planter and physician, Gwathmey was also a trustee of the Beulah Baptist Church.

Dr. Gwathmey's papers begin with a diary of his journey to St. Augustine, Florida, with both his wife Elizabeth and his sister-in-law, Hardinia M. Burnley, from 1833 to 1834. Other diaries follow; a complete list of these appears in the Reel Index that follows this description. The diaries, many of which are kept in copies of Richardson's Almanac, mostly concern weather conditions, farming operations, the health of slaves, physicians' visits, and church activities. The pages of an 1837 diary describe a trip to New Orleans and southwest Louisiana. Entries in the 1852 diary concern a medical conference in Richmond (28 April and 5 May) and the presidential election of that year (9 November). The 1859 diary describes hiring day in Ayletts (1 January) and election day (26 May).

Diaries from the Civil War years not only provide Gwathmey's views on the war, but also document local events. Several 1863 entries describe the appearance of Northern units in King William (8 January and 5 June), as well as the baptism of slaves at Beulah (6 September). Entries for 1864 describe the arrival of Union troops at Ayletts (1-2 March), the doctoring of wounded soldiers, and the occupation of Burlington (22-29 May). Several 1866 entries concern Reconstruction (27 February, 31 May, 13-18 June). These last entries concern formal charges brought against a neighbor for mistreating a former slave.

Boxes 3-5 contain the correspondence of William Gwathmey. Most of this consists of letters from family members, including Joseph Robert Garlick, Frances Fielding (Lewis) Gwathmey, Lucy Ann (Garlick) Gwathmey, Richard Gwathmey, Washington Gwathmey, and William Henry Gwathmey. Many of these letters concern the activities of Beulah Church. Significant correspondence includes the letters of Gwathmey's brother-in-law, Edwin Burnley, who apparently deserted his wife and went to Mississippi. These letters document his divorce and attempts to transfer slaves to his new home. The letters of another brother-in-law, Doctor Thomas Meaux, concern medicine and physicians. Thomas Witt Haynes writes concerning Gwathmey's son, Richard Brooke Gwathmey, who served in the 9th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Letters with Alexander Fleet pertain to Gwathmey's brief service in the War of 1812, for which Gwathmey was applying for a pension. An 1865 letter from Richard Gwathmey describes the Richmond fire, while an 1837 letter describes a trip to Chicago, Illinois.

Three account books follow. The first two are indexed and primarily consist of accounts with patients, but they also include records of family births, records of servant births, lists of livestock, and accounts with the estate of Joseph Gwathmey. The second account book also contains accounts, 1875-1895, of Joseph Hardin Gwathmey. The third account book, 1870-1875, contains contracts and accounts with farm hands.

Loose accounts begin in Box 7. These are followed by deeds and bonds, most of which concern land, but which also include an indenture to a former slave, Sylvia Hill, granting her ownership of her house. Beulah Baptist Church records consist of lists of subscriptions, a commonplace book, eulogies for Hardin Burnley (ca. 1804-1869), John William Garlick (ca. 1823-1866), Edward Hill (d. 1870), and James Trice. Miscellaneous materials include photocopies concerning Gwathmey's 1812 service and a pass, 1864, signed by James Alexander Seddon (1815-1880).

Series III. Elizabeth Theresa (Burnley) Gwathmey (1806-1879), Burlington, King William County, Virginia

The correspondence of Elizabeth Theresa (Burnley) Gwathmey (1806-1879), wife of William Gwathmey, consists mostly of letters written by her children. Among those are the letters of Mary Atwood Gwathmey, which describe her visit to cousins in Mississippi in 1856 and 1857.

Omissions

A list of omissions from Mss1G9957cFA2, Gwathmey Family Papers, 1790-1982, is provided on Reel 28, Frame 1037. Omissions consist of Series IV, Richard Brooke Gwathmey (1838-1864); Series V, William Gwathmey (1840-1858); Series VI, Joseph Hardin Gwathmey (1846-1918); Series VII, Jeannette Garland (Ryland) Gwathmey (1847-1915); Series VIII, Owen Overton Gwathmey (1849-1922); Series IX, Elizabeth Burnley Gwathmey (b. 1829); Series X, Hardinia Morris Gwathmey (1832-1905); Series XI, Mary Atwood Gwathmey (1834-1868); Series XII, John Ryland Gwathmey (1888-1982); Series XIII, Anna Garnett Gwathmey (1879-1979); Series XIV, Mary Burnley Gwathmey (1883-1974); and Series XV, Miscellaneous Family Members and Unidentified Material.

Mss1H2485a, Harrison Family Papers, 1662-1915,
Gloucester, Middlesex, and Hanover Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 981 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Documents concern members of the Curtis, Grymes, Robinson, Chowning, Temple, Harrison, and related families of eastern Virginia.

Sections 1-9 comprise papers of Augustine Curtis (d. ca. 1774) and Charles Curtis concerning tobacco planting in Gloucester County, Virginia. Section 5 includes correspondence, 1773-1774, of Augustine Curtis concerning tobacco culture. Section 6 consists of accounts, 1750-1773, of Augustine Curtis. Section 7 includes an inventory, 1775, of the estate of Augustine Curtis showing items sold at a sale. Section 8 consists of accounts, 1744-1769, kept by Augustine Curtis concerning the estate of Charles Curtis. Section 9 consists of a bond, 1742, of Charles Curtis.

Sections 10-15 comprise papers of Philip Grymes (1721-1762), Mary Randolph Grymes (d. 1768), and other members of the Grymes family concerning tobacco planting in Middlesex County, Virginia. Section 10 includes a list, ca. 1762, of the slaves and plantations of Philip Grymes showing an estate of 202 slaves among twelve plantations. Sections 11-12 consist of correspondence and accounts, 1760-1767, of John Robinson concerning the estate of Philip Grymes, the agricultural production on his plantations, and the distribution of assets among the heirs. Section 13 consists of accounts, 1761-1765, of Mary (Randolph) Grymes, including tobacco sales and purchases of goods in England.

Sections 16-24 comprise papers of John Robinson (ca. 1708-1787), Christopher Robinson, and Judith Robinson of Middlesex County, Virginia, concerning tobacco culture in Middlesex and Gloucester counties. Section 16, correspondence, 1761-1765, includes a letter, 1764, of Benjamin Grymes concerning a skilled slave wagoner at a coal mine. Section 17, accounts, 1740-1782, includes a variety of items documenting plantation purchases and sales. Section 18 consists of a commonplace book, 1735-1747, that includes religious writings and accounts concerning tobacco shipments. Section 19, comprising legal papers, 1743-1773, includes a deed to a slave.

Sections 25-31 comprise papers of William Robinson (1749-1807) and Elizabeth (Lilly) Robinson Chowning (1750-1835) of Locust Grove, Middlesex County, Virginia, concerning material culture, plantation matters, slaves and slavery, social life, and tobacco culture. Section 25 consists of correspondence, 1790-1806, of William Robinson. This section includes letters from his brother and nephew in Nova Scotia, Canada. Section 26 comprises accounts, 1788-1806, of William Robinson, including accounts covering building materials. Accounts also document the shipment and sale of tobacco and the purchase of clothing and household goods. Section 27 consists of other papers, 1787-1807, of William Robinson including deeds, bonds, bills of lading, and a list of slaves. Section 28 comprises correspondence, 1808-1830, of Elizabeth (Lilly) Robinson Chowning. Letters include a letter from John Roberts Taylor, 1830, of Tallahassee, Florida, after the death of his wife, Judith Willantina Frances (Robinson) Taylor. Sections 29-31 include accounts, bonds, and estate papers of Elizabeth (Lilly) Robinson Chowning. Some of her papers concern the estate of John Chowning (d. ca. 1834), whom she married after the death of William Robinson in 1807.

Sections 32-36 comprise papers and voluminous correspondence documenting the children of Elizabeth (Lilly) Robinson Chowning from her first marriage (two daughters) and second marriage (three daughters). Section 32, correspondence, 1833-1861, of Elizabeth B. Chowning (d. 1862) of Locust Grove, Middlesex County; Cedar Mount, Essex County; and Fredericksburg, Virginia, includes letters by her sister, aunt, cousins, and other relatives. Section 36, correspondence, 1823-1828, of Judith Willantina Frances (Robinson) Taylor (1808-1830) of Locust Grove, Middlesex County, Virginia, includes letters by her sisters, cousins, uncle, and other relatives. Section 61, correspondence, 1822-1868, of Lucy Lilly (Robinson) Temple of Gum Swamp and Ampthill, Chesterfield County; Oakley, Gloucester County; Locust Grove, Middlesex County; and Berclair, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, includes letters by her husband, mother, stepfather, mother-in-law, sisters, sister-in-law, cousins, friends, and other relatives. Letters in these sections relate to education, family concerns, plantation matters, religion, slaves and slavery, social life, trips to the White Sulphur Springs, visiting, and other details of life in Virginia.

Sections 37-67 comprise extensive papers concern the family of Benjamin Temple (1801-1872) and Lucy Lilly (Robinson) Temple (1807-1884). Items relate to Benjamin's grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, uncles, sisters, brothers, in-laws, children, grandchildren, and other relatives. Section 38, correspondence, 1803-1823, of Benjamin Temple (b. ca. 1775), includes a letter, 1803, from Benjamin Temple of Kentucky to his brother, Robert Temple (1774-1836) of Virginia, mentioning his discovery of a plot by two slaves to poison his wife. Other letters among the brothers discuss the purchase of slaves in Virginia and arrangements for their removal to Kentucky. Benjamin Temple (1801-1872) served as executor of many estates in Virginia and his papers include inventories and other papers concerning land, slaves, and other property. Benjamin and Lucy Lilly (Robinson) Temple were the parents of twelve children. One of their daughters was Judith Willantina Temple (1837-1905) who married Doctor Jacob Prosser Harrison (1834-1908). The Harrisons also had twelve children. Jacob Prosser Harrison was a son of Doctor John Prosser Harrison and Ann Tate (Poe) Harrison.

Sections 68-94 comprise papers of members of the Harrison and Poe families in Sections 68-94. Items concern agriculture, education, legal transactions, medicine, religion, slaves and slavery, social life, and other activities in Virginia throughout the nineteenth century.

Biographical Note

A genealogical chart concerning the Harrison family and related families is provided in the appendix.

Mss5:10L5334, Anne Campbell (Carter) Leigh Drawing Book, ca. 1858,
New Kent County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises one item.

The front-end cover of the volume bears the notation "These drawings were made by Nannie Carter and found by Federal soldiers in the piano in Rebel Gen. Lee's house, Virginia, during the war. Sent home by brother Eli in 1863. [From] White House on York River. I put them together in book form. Found among Hannah Ditzler Alspaugh's collection after her death 1938."

The volume was kept at White House, New Kent County, Virginia, and contains drawings of animals, buildings, rural scenes, and Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Mss1L5337a, Leigh Family Papers, 1794-1893,
King William County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 348 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Richeson Leigh, Correspondence, 1808-1837

This section consists of five items, letters written to Richeson Leigh, farmer of King William County, Virginia, by Mordecai Cooke Booth (b. 1774), James Nunn, John Row, Frederick W. Valentine, and John Whitlock.

Section 2, John Randolph Leigh, Correspondence, 1855-1883

This section consists of six items, letters written to John Randolph Leigh (1827-1906), farmer of King William County, Virginia, by J. H. Blake, T. F. Cocke, Robert J. King, O. D. Minor, and J. Lewis Slaughter.

Section 3, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1844-1861

This section consists of two items, letters written by or addressed to Thomas Abrahams, Thomas B. Catlett, Martha Cock, and Elizabeth Leigh.

Section 4, Richeson Leigh, Accounts, 1794-1859

This series consists of 132 items, accounts of Richeson Leigh.

Section 5, John R. Leigh, Accounts, 1841-1893

This series consists of 123 items, accounts of John R. Leigh.

Section 6, Various Persons, Accounts

This series consists of forty-three items, accounts of Robert I. Clarke, Warner Davis, Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849), Eleanor Leigh, Elizabeth Leigh, Mrs. Martha Leigh, Patsey Leigh, Mrs. Patsey Leigh, Mary Richeson, Molly Richeson, Richard Squire Taylor, and David Anderson Valentine.

Section 7, Various Persons, Bonds, 1806-1888

This series consists of thirty items, bonds of Eleanor Leigh, Elizabeth Leigh, John R. Leigh, Mrs. Martha Leigh, Richeson Leigh, James Smith, John Temple, and John Wooddy.

Section 8, Various Persons, Papers, 1808-1872

This series consists of five items, a deed made by Brooking Chenault and William A. Tignor for land in King William County, Virginia; an agreement made by James Meaux and Mary Richeson concerning the sale of a slave; a fire insurance policy issued by The Continental Insurance Company of New York, New York, to Thomas C. Epps; and lines of verse.

Section 9, John R. Leigh, Account Books, 1850, 1874-1893

This series consists of two items, an account book presumably kept by John R. Leigh and an account book kept by an unidentified person at Ivy Hill, King William County, Virginia.

Mss1Se487a, Selden Family Papers, 1811-1868,
Charles City and Charlotte Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises nineteen items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, John A. Selden, Diary, 1858-1864

This section consists of a diary, 1 July 1858-31 May 1864, of John Armistead Selden (b. 1802). The volume is indexed, in part, by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society and was printed, in part, in the Smith College Studies in History, VI (July 1921), pp. 257-330.

The diary concerns agricultural operations in Amelia (Monican), Charles City (Westover), and Charlotte (Bon Air, Buckland, and Rockland) counties, Virginia. Entries also concern Hill Carter, Augustus Henry Drewry, Andrew L. Ellett, Doctor Richard Eggleston Farrar, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John H. Harrison, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, John Bankhead Magruder, and Ellett & Drewry of Richmond, Virginia. The volume recounts visits to Alleghany Springs, Montgomery County; Amelia Springs, Amelia County; Berkeley, Charles City County; Cedar Hill, Charles City County; Lynchburg; Norfolk; Petersburg; Richmond; and Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia. Visits are also noted to Alabama, Louisiana (New Orleans), New York (New York City and Niagara Falls), South Carolina (Charleston), and West Virginia (Sweet Springs and White Sulphur Springs). Other entries in the volume include accounts; a list of silverware removed from Westover, Charles City County, to Monican, Amelia County, Virginia; architectural drawing of an ice house; a list of slaves; and recipes for glue, whitewash, mending chinaware, and tanning leather.

Section 2, John A. Selden, Correspondence, 1861-1865

This section consists of three items, letters (photocopies), 1861-1865, of John Armistead Selden (of Bon Air and Charlotte Court House, Charlotte County, and Westover, Charles City County, Virginia) written to William Gates Le Duc (1823-1917), Benjamin Wistar Morris (1819-1906), and Mary Anne Selden ([b. 1836] concerning Joseph Selden [b. 1831]).

Section 3, John A. Selden, Account Book, 1811-1862

This section consists of an account book, 1811-1862, of John Armistead Selden (b. 1802). The volume was kept at Westover, Charles City County, Virginia. Entries concern, in part, the sale of personal property of the estate of Miles Cary Selden (1777-1814) at Woods Farm, Henrico County (pp. 2-11, 30-32, and 34-37), and Allen's Bridge Quarter, Sussex County, Virginia (pp. 14-23 and 34-37) by John Armistead Selden (agent for William Selden [1791-1874], executor). Accounts also concern the purchase of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, from George Evelyn Harrison (1797-1839, pp. 62-65).

Section 4, John A. Selden, Accounts, 1829-1862

This section consists of accounts, 1829-1862, of John Armistead Selden. The accounts, consisting of ten items, were kept at Westover, Charles City County, Virginia.

Section 5, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1854-1868

This section consists of two items, letters (photocopies), 1854-1868, written by or addressed to Lucy [Nelson] (of Weyanoke, Charles City County, Virginia), Maria Octavia (Selden) Nelson ([b. 1845] of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, concerning Hugh Nelson), Elizabeth Roberta Earl (Taylor) Selden, and Maria A. (Pemberton) Selden (b. 1808?).

Section 6, Various Persons, Papers, 1868 and Undated

This section consists of two items, an invitation (photocopy), 1868, of Maria A. (Pemberton) Selden ([b. ca. 1808] concerning Hugh Nelson and Maria Octavia (Selden) Nelson [b. 1845]); and a list (photocopy), undated, of the children of John Armistead Selden.

Mss5:1St762, Elliott Lemuel Story Diary, 1838-1876,
Southampton County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises six items that are arranged as follows:

Volume I (1 January 1838-12 April 1840); Volume II (1 January 1842-31 December 1843); Volume III (1 January 1846-31 December 1847); Volume IV (1 January 1848-31 December 1848); Volume V (1 January 1851-30 June 1857); and Volume VI (1 July 1857-3 March 1876).

The diary was kept of Story's positions as a farmer, merchant (of the firm Edwards & Story of Franklin, Virginia [1853-1854]), teacher (at the Blackwater Free School), and justice of the peace (1857-1861) in Southampton County, Virginia.

The entries concern Benjamin Franklin Story (VI: 1862); an inventory of the personal property of Mrs. Elizabeth Story (V: 27 May 1857); the election of Lewis Edmunds Mason to the Virginia House of Delegates (V: 28-30 May 1857); the formation of a debating society in Southampton County, Virginia (III: 5 March 1847): temperance (III: 3 June 1847); and the education of poor children under the auspices of the Virginia Literary Fund.

The diary also bears lists of students (VI: 1860-1861); and advertising cards of James T. Borum & Co. of Portsmouth, Virginia (VI), W. H. H. Hodges & Co. of Portsmouth, Virginia (IV), and J. Vickery Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia (III). Entries also record the deaths of various individuals.

Mss5:1W5896, William N. Whiting Diary, 1833-1848,
Norfolk and Henrico Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises one item, a diary, 1833-1848, of William N. Whiting (b. ca. 1809). The diary was kept in Norfolk, Virginia. Entries concern Patrick Nisbett Edgar (p. 3), Black Hawk (pp. 1-3), and Robert Matthew Sully (p. 3); pedigrees of the horses Black Ghost (p. 3), Chanticleer (pp. 3-4), and Lady Berniers (p. 11); and farming operations in Norfolk and Henrico (at Bremo and Strawberry Plain) counties, Virginia.

Mss5:3W6857, Henry Wills Account Book, 1782-1795,
Charles City County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises one item, an account book, 1782-1795, of Henry Wills (ca. 1758-1833). The volume, which is indexed in part, concerns mercantile and agricultural operations in Charles City County, Virginia. Entries also include the will (p. 93), 1791, of John Wills written in Charles City County, Virginia (witnessed by Henry Wills and William Rock); and family records, 1783-1869, of the Johnson, Pearman, Rock, Simms, and Wills families (pp. 144-152).

Mss1W8844a, Woolfolk Family Papers, 1780-1936,
Caroline County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 579 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, John George Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1789-1819

This section consists of eighteen items, correspondence, 1789-1819, of John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) with Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Edmund Pendleton, Thomas Strachan (concerning the education of Ann Hoomes (Woolfolk) Maury in Spotsylvania County, Virginia), C. Wharton, Edmund Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, Richard Woolfolk (of Fayette and Jefferson counties, Kentucky), William Woolfolk, and Green & Cady (concerning the Virginia Herald, Fredericksburg); and a letter, 1813, of J. Dawson (of the Potomac Steamboat Company) to John Roane concerning Robert Fulton (verso bears receipt of John Roane with John George Woolfolk).

Section 2, John Hoomes and John George Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1802-1817

This section consists of six items, letters, 1802-1817, written to John Hoomes and John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) concerning the U.S. Postal Service between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and Petersburg, Virginia. Correspondents include Abraham Bradley, Gideon Granger, and Peter Smock.

Section 3, John George Woolfolk, Accounts, 1806-1819

This section consists of nine items, accounts, 1806-1819, of John George Woolfolk (1750-1819). The accounts were kept at Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia. This section also includes accounts concerning the U.S. Postal Service between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia.

Section 4, John George Woolfolk, Account Book, 1811-1819

This section consists of an account book, 1811-1819, of John George Woolfolk (1750-1819). The volume was kept at Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia. The volume also concerns the operation of a stage line from Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia, and contains a list of slaves.

Section 5, John George Woolfolk, Memoranda, ca. 1817

This section consists of three items, memoranda, ca. 1817, of John George Woolfolk (1750-1819) concerning the division of the estate of Robert Woolfolk.

Section 6, John Hoomes, Estate Correspondence, 1808-1819

This section consists of four items, letters, 1808-1819, written to John Hoomes Jr. and John George Woolfolk concerning the estate of John Hoomes Sr. (of Caroline County, Virginia). Correspondents include Reuben Turner, Benjamin Waller, and Robert Woolfolk.

Section 7, John Hoomes, Estate Accounts, 1807-1816

This section consists of seven items, accounts, 1807-1816, of John George Woolfolk (1750-1819). The accounts were kept of the estate of John Hoomes Sr. (of Caroline County, Virginia) while coexecutor with John Hoomes Jr.

Section 8, John Hoomes, Estate Bonds, 1806-1810

This section consists of three items, bonds, 1806-1810, of John Hoomes Jr. and John George Woolfolk (coexecutors of the estate of John Hoomes Sr. of Caroline County, Virginia) to Carter Beverley and Reuben Turner; and a decree, 1813, of the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery, Richmond, concerning the lawsuit of James Brown and John Younger v. John Hoomes Jr. and John George Woolfolk (coexecutors of the estate of John Hoomes Sr.).

Section 9, John George Woolfolk, Bonds and Commission, 1789-1810

This section consists of nine items, bonds, 1792-1810, of John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) with Joseph Beazley, Mark Beazley, Jane Coates, James Duvall, John Gray, James Harris, Robert Scott, John Ship (administrator of the estate of Thomas Burke), John Tennent, and Achilles Woolfolk; and a commission, 1789, appointing John George Woolfolk a lieutenant in the Virginia militia (signed by Beverley Randolph).

Section 10, Various Persons, Legal Papers, 1780-1793

This section consists of five items, deeds, 1780-1793, for land in Caroline County, Virginia (owned by James Harris, Mrs. Mary Harris, Mrs. Sarah Harris, Joseph Richeson, Mrs. Mary Richeson, and John George Woolfolk); leases, 1780, of Thomas Todd (of Gloucester County, Virginia) to Joseph Richeson for land in Caroline County, Virginia; and the will (copy), 1780, of Mrs. Sarah Harris probated in Hanover County, Virginia.

Section 11, John George Woolfolk, Legal Papers, 1781-1819

This section consists of twelve items, materials, 1781-1819, concerning a lawsuit in the Virginia Superior Courts of Chancery at Richmond and Fredericksburg of John George Woolfolk v. Thomas Reade Rootes (administrator of the estate of John Baylor), George Daniel Baylor, John Baylor (1786-1865), and Daniel Turner. This includes affidavits (of Wilson Allen, Benjamin Jacob, and John Pendleton); a bond (of Jonathan Jones and John George Woolfolk); decrees; deeds (of Wilson Allen, Frances (Norton) Baylor, John Baylor [1750-1808], John Baylor [1786-1865], Benjamin Jacob, John Pendleton, Daniel Turner, and John George Woolfolk concerning Newmarket, Caroline County, Virginia); and plats (of Jane (Bledsoe) Baylor, John Baylor [1786-1865], Daniel Turner, and John George Woolfolk concerning Newmarket, Caroline County, Virginia).

Section 12, John George Woolfolk, Estate Accounts, 1819-1856 and Undated

This section consists of sixty-seven items, accounts, 1819-1856, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The accounts concern the administration of the estate of John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) by John Muse Burke, Hawes Coleman, and Jourdan Woolfolk.

Section 13, John George Woolfolk, Estate Account Book, 1838

This section consists of an account book, 1838, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume concerns the administration of the estate of John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia).

Section 14, John George Woolfolk, Estate Papers, 1815-1856

This section consists of eighteen items, materials, 1815-1856, concerning the administration of the estate of John George Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia). Materials include a will; inventories of the estate; a list of household furniture; memoranda; opinions (of Benjamin Watkins Leigh and John Taylor); an agreement (of Betty Ann (Burke) Blackburn, John W. Burke, Jourdan M. Burke, Margaret G. Burke, Mary Ellen Burke, Thomas George Burke, Benjamin Franklin Coleman, John G. Coleman, Samuel H. Coleman, Cordelia G. (Burke) DeJarnette, Robert E. DeJarnette, Aderson G. Goodwin, Mrs. Maria H. Goodwin, Maria Louise (Burke) Maury, Joseph C. Spindle, Sophia Frances (Burke) Spindle, Mrs. Betsy L. Taliaferro, John H. Taliaferro, Mrs. Virginia E. Taliaferro, William W. Taliaferro, Jourdan Woolfolk, and Pichegru Woolfolk); a bond (of John Muse Burke to Hawes Coleman and Jourdan Woolfolk); deeds of release (of Wilson Allen, Armistead Hoomes, John Hoomes, and Richard Hoomes to Jourdan Woolfolk); a deed of release (to John Muse Burke, Hawes Coleman, William Woodford, and Jourdan Woolfolk); a deed of release (of Lewis Hill, Mary E. (Maury) Hill, Ann Brodnax Maury, Mrs. Isabel Maury, James Ludwell Maury, Jourdan W. Maury, Lucy Pollard Hunton Maury, Robert Henry Maury, William Grymes Maury, William Lewis Maury, Finella S. (Maury) White, and James T. White to Jourdan Woolfolk); a power of attorney of Jourdan Woolfolk (from Lewis Hill, Mary E. (Maury) Hill, Ann Hite (Maury) McGruder, Charles McGruder, Charles Brodnax Maury, James Ludwell Maury, Jourdan W. Maury, Lucy Pollard Hunton Maury, Robert Henry Maury, William Lewis Maury, William Walker Maury, Finella S. (Maury) White, and James T. White), power of attorney of Benjamin Franklin Coleman from Lawrence B. Lewis (bears seal of the Circuit Court of Saline County, Missouri); a decree of the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery at Fredericksburg (concerning the lawsuit of John Muse Burke, Hawes Coleman, John Hoomes, and Jourdan Woolfolk v. Sarah Tennent); and a letter of William Grymes Maury to Richard H. Woolfolk.

Section 15, Jourdan Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1825-1868

This section consists of seventy-four items, correspondence, 1825-1868, of Jourdan Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia) with Laurence Ashton, David Walker Brodnax, Henry Power Brodnax (of Ampthill, Logan County, Kentucky), John W. Burke (concerning the Southern Protection Insurance Company, Alexandria, Virginia), Jackson Cary, Benjamin Franklin Coleman, William Lewis Cowardin, Aaron Cunningham, Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, John Hampden DeJarnette, Robert Edmond (concerning Negroes), Doctor R. W. Fox, John Haw, Louisa F. (Scott) Woolfolk Henley (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia), Albert S. Hundley, Samuel Jackson (Negro), Thomas C. Johnson, Margaret McGruder, Richard W. McGruder, Sallie McGruder, Ann Hoomes (Woolfolk) Maury, Ellen G. Maury, John Walker Maury, Maria Louise (Burke) Maury, Robert Henry Maury, William Arden Maury (concerning Matthew Fontaine Maury), William Lewis Maury, Barton W. Morris, Charles Morris (concerning horses), William Kimbrough Pendleton (at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia), George L. Peyton, Sallie V. Prentiss, Samuel Cornelius Redd, Anne Roberts, Joseph C. Spindle, John W. Tackett, William Samuel Talley, Williamson Talley (of The Meadows, Hanover County, Virginia), James Bankhead Thornton, Edmund W. Tompkins, J. W. Tucker, William Willis, Edmund Winston, William Chamberlayne Winston, Gabriella Woolfolk, John William Woolfolk (at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia), Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk, Richard H. Woolfolk, William Henry Wyckoff (concerning the American Bible Union), S. McGruder & Sons of Richmond, Virginia, R. H. Maury & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, and E. & S. Wortham & Co. of Richmond, Virginia; and a letter, 1837, written by Edmund Winston to Jourdan Woolfolk and Pichegru Woolfolk.

Section 16, Jourdan Woolfolk, Stage and Mail Line Correspondence, 1836-1850

This section consists of eight items, correspondence, 1836-1850, of Jourdan Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia) concerning the operation of a stage and mail line from Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia. Correspondents include Levi Almsworthy, Wilson Allen, W. A. Bradley, Selah Reeve Hobbie, John H. Hopkins, and Joseph M. Sheppard.

Section 17, Jourdan Woolfolk, Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1864

This section consists of eighteen items, letters, 1861-1864, written to Jourdan Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia) by John Muse Burke, John Hampden Chamberlayne (concerning the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia), R. S. Coleman (of Glen Cottage, Barboursville, Virginia), Diana Fontaine (Maury) Corbin (concerning Dabney Hendon Maury, John Hendon Maury, and George W. Woolfolk), Spotswood Wellford Corbin (concerning George W. Woolfolk and mules), Stapleton Crutchfield, Richard P. Johnson, Hite McGruder, Sallie McGruder (of Richmond, Virginia), Dabney Herndon Maury (concerning George W. Woolfolk), William Campbell Scott, George W. Woolfolk, and C. & R. W. McGruder of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 18, Jourdan Woolfolk, Accounts, 1821-1869

This section consists of fifty-three items, accounts, 1821-1869, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The accounts were kept at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia. This section includes an account with Miss Jane Mackenzie's School, Richmond, Virginia.

Section 19, Jourdan Woolfolk and Others, Account Book, 1823-1936

This section consists of an account book, 1823-1936, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume was kept at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, and concerns the operation of a stage line (1823) from Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia; lists (1835-1876) of bonds payable to Jourdan Woolfolk; and records (1840-1936) of horses raised.

Section 20, Jourdan Woolfolk, Account Book, 1853

This section consists of an account book, 1853, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume concerns trips from Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, to Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; and prescriptions.

Section 21, Jourdan Woolfolk, Account Book, 1854-1865

This section consists of an account book, 1854-1865, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume concerns accounts with the Farmers Bank of Virginia at Fredericksburg and accounts with Negro farm laborers at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 22, Jourdan Woolfolk, Account Book, 1867-1868

This section consists of an account book, 1867-1868, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume concerns agricultural operations at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 23, Jourdan Woolfolk, Commonplace Book, ca. 1851-1854

This section consists of a commonplace book, ca. 1851-1854, of Jourdan Woolfolk (1796-1868). The volume was kept at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, and includes prescriptions.

Section 24, Jourdan Woolfolk, Legal Papers, 1819-1820

This section consists of three items, decrees, 1819, of the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery at Fredericksburg concerning the lawsuit of Jourdan Woolfolk v. Sophia Frances (Woolfolk) Burke, John Muse Burke, Hawes Coleman, Maria (Woolfolk) Coleman, Ann Hoomes (Woolfolk) Maury, William Grymes Maury, Elizabeth Powers (Brodnax) Woolfolk, and John Woolfolk; and a deed, 1820, of Wilson Allen to Jourdan Woolfolk concerning Newmarket, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 25, Jourdan Woolfolk, Materials concerning Newmarket, 1823-1834

This section consists of eight items, materials, 1823-1834, concerning Newmarket, Caroline County, Virginia. Included is a letter, 1834, of John Baylor to Jourdan Woolfolk; deeds, 1823-1834, of George Daniel Baylor, John Baylor (1786-1865), Philip Brooks, Mrs. Susan Brooks, John Dickinson, and Jourdan Woolfolk; plats, 1823-1834, of John Baylor (1750-1808), Philip Brooks, John Horace Upshaw, and Jourdan Woolfolk; and an account, 1825, of John Baylor (1786-1865) and John Horace Upshaw to John Dickinson.

Section 26, Jourdan Woolfolk, Other Land and Slave Papers, 1817-1859

This section consists of nine items, a deed, 1833, of Alice Bickerton Winston to Jourdan Woolfolk for a slave; a deed, 1859, of Lewis C. Picardat to Jourdan Woolfolk for land in Caroline County, Virginia; a bond, 1820, of Jourdan Woolfolk to Thomas Priddy; notes, 1851, of trusts and administrations of Jourdan Woolfolk; leases, 1827-1832, of Sidney Wishart (of Stafford County, Virginia) to the agents of the Potomac Steamboat Company (i.e., Wilson Allen, Edwin Porter, and Jourdan Woolfolk); list of the births of slaves, 1778-1853; a pedigree, 1841, compiled by Charles Morris of a horse owned by Jourdan Woolfolk; and a bond (witnessed by Jourdan Woolfolk), 1817, of Richard Woolfolk and Samuel W. Woolfolk to Frances Woolfolk (administratrix of the estate of Charles Woolfolk).

Section 27, Jourdan Woolfolk, Other Land and Slave Papers, 1861-1864

This section consists of four items, a bond, 1861, of William J. Coleman and George Keith Taylor to Jourdan Woolfolk; a memorandum, 1862, of John Roy Baylor concerning a deed of trust to Edmund Taylor Morris for the benefit of Jourdan Woolfolk; affidavits, 1862, of Filman Carual, Doctor William W. Roper, John Williams Woolfolk, and Jourdan Woolfolk concerning slaves (bears endorsement of Judah Philip Benjamin and seal of the Confederate States Department of State); and an affidavit, 1864, of Chiswell Dabney, Richard Green, and John B. Neal concerning damages committed by the 2nd and 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiments of the Army of Northern Virginia against property owned by Jourdan Woolfolk in Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 28, Jourdan Woolfolk, Certificates, Insurance, and License, 1853-1865

This section consists of six items, stock certificates, 1853-1860, issued to Jourdan Woolfolk by the Fredericksburg Water Power Company (signed by William Stone Barton and John Lawrence Marye) and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company (signed by John Robin McDaniel and F. G. Morrison); a certificate, 1854, of membership issued to Jourdan Woolfolk by the Virginia State Agricultural Society (signed by Philip St. George Cocke and Francis Gildart Ruffin); a fire insurance policy, 1860, issued by the Southern Protection Insurance Company, Alexandria, Virginia (signed by T. B. Robertson and William Wright) to Jourdan Woolfolk covering Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia; and a license, 1865, issued to Jourdan Woolfolk to engage in distilling (by authority of A. D. Allen and S. Stone).

Section 29, Jourdan Woolfolk, Guardian Accounts, 1837-1843

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1837-1843, of Jourdan Woolfolk. The accounts were kept at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, and concerns the guardianships of Richard Apperson and Samuel H. Coleman.

Section 30, Jourdan Woolfolk, Trustee Correspondence, 1859

This section consists of two items, letters, 1859, written to John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk (trustees for Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) by Pichegru Woolfolk (of Holly Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) and S. McGruder & Sons of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 31, Jourdan Woolfolk, Trustee Accounts, 1854-1873

This section consists of twenty-seven items, accounts, 1854-1873, of Jourdan Woolfolk. The accounts concern the trusteeship of John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk on behalf of Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia)

Section 32, John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk, Trustee Materials, 1860-1866

This section consists of six items, materials, 1860-1866, concerning the trusteeship of John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk on behalf of Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia). Included are a fire insurance policy, 1860, issued by the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Richmond (signed by William Lewis Cowardin and William Willis) covering Shepherd's Hill; affidavits, 1862-1866, of Eldred Satterwhite, John William Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, and William W. Woolfolk concerning the loss of slaves and wagons at Shepherd's Hill (bears endorsement of Judah Philip Benjamin and seal of the Confederate States Department of State); a lease, 1865, of John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk to Lewis W. Garrett for Shepherd's Hill; and a bond, 1864, of Bettie B. Goodwin to John William Woolfolk.

Section 33, John Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1844-1846

This section consists of four items, letters, 1844-1846, written to John Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) by Mrs. Sophia F. Lewis, Richard W. McGruder, Peter U. Murphey, Lina Woolfolk, and Pichegru Woolfolk (of Holly Hill, Caroline County, Virginia).

Section 34, John Woolfolk, Accounts, 1827-1846

This section consists of six items, accounts, 1827-1846, of John Woolfolk (1805-1851). The accounts were kept at Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 35, John Woolfolk, Estate Accounts, 1851-1860

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1851-1860, of Jourdan Woolfolk. The accounts concern the executorship of the estate of John Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) by John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk.

Section 36, John Woolfolk, Estate Papers, 1851-1869

This section consists of ten items, materials, 1851-1869, concerning the executorship of the estate of John Woolfolk (of Shepherd's Hill, Caroline County, Virginia) by John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk. Included are letters, 1852-1859, written by John Minor and Arthur Alexander Morson; an inventory of the estate, 1851; opinions, 1855-1856, of Arthur Alexander Morson; a deed, 1869, of John William Woolfolk to Charles Wood Collins (for Sandy Level Field, Caroline County, Virginia); bonds, 1852, of Betty Ann (Burke) Blackburn, John W. Burke, Robert Hudgin, Maria Louise (Burke) Maury, and Pichegru Woolfolk; and a decree, 1853, of the Court of Caroline County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of Louisa F. (Scott) Woolfolk Henley and Robert Y. Henley v. John William Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk.

Section 37, Jourdan Woolfolk, Will and Inventory, 1868

This section consists of two items, the will (copy), 1868, of Jourdan Woolfolk probated in Caroline County, Virginia, and the inventory of the estate, 1868, of Jourdan Woolfolk.

Section 38, Jourdan Woolfolk, Estate Accounts, 1868-1875

This section consists of seventeen items, accounts, 1868-1875, of John William Woolfolk (1823-1891). The accounts concern the executorship of the estate of Jourdan Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia).

Section 39, John William Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1863-1890

This section consists of fifteen items, letters, 1863-1890, written to John William Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia) by Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, John Hampden DeJarnette, John H. Freeman, Daniel J. Hartsook (of the Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, Richmond, Virginia), John Minor Herndon, William Josiah Leake, Elizabeth Herndon (Maury) Maury (concerning Grace Memorial Church, Lexington, Virginia), Richard W. Maury, Ann Ferrell (Woolfolk) Morris, Mary Herndon (Maury) Werth, Edmund Winston, Samuel F. Winston, William W. Woolfolk, and R. H. Maury & Co. of Richmond, Virginia.

Section 40, John William Woolfolk, Accounts, 1865-1886

This section consists of thirty-five items, accounts, 1865-1886, of John William Woolfolk (1823-1891). The accounts were kept at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 41, John William Woolfolk, Other Papers, 1842-1888

This section consists of eleven items, a certificate of membership, undated, issued to John William Woolfolk by the Virginia State Agricultural Society (signed by Augustus Henry Drewry and William Carter Knight); report cards, 1842-1843, of John William Woolfolk while a student at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia; a life insurance policy, 1868, issued to John William Woolfolk by The Arlington Mutual Life Insurance Company of Virginia, Richmond (signed by John Hayes Claiborne, John Ellis Edwards, and Daniel J. Hartsook and bears seal); agreements, 1869, of John William Woolfolk with Gloster Anderson and William Lewis (farm laborers); a fire insurance policy, 1870, issued to John William Woolfolk by the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Richmond (signed by William Lewis Cowardin and William Willis) covering Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia; a bond, 1871, of John William Woolfolk to P. C. Leake; a deed, 1873, of Edmund Winston to John William Woolfolk for land in Hanover County, Virginia; a certificate of membership, 1888, issued to John William Woolfolk by the Virginia State Agricultural and Mechanical Society (signed by Ashton Starke and Andrew Reid Venable, and bears seal); and the pedigree of the horse Nina King Bott.

Section 42, John William Woolfolk, Plats, 1876-1892

This section consists of twenty-one items, a plat, 1892, of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, owned by John William Woolfolk; plats, 1892, of the division of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, and South Wales, Hanover County, Virginia, among Sallie Winston (Woolfolk) Jordan, Annie Barton Woolfolk, Elizabeth Taylor Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, Lucy Marshall Woolfolk, Mary Morris Woolfolk, and William Roper Woolfolk; plats, 1892, of the division of John William Woolfolk's land at Hanover Court House, Hanover County, Virginia, between John Woolfolk and William Roper Woolfolk; plat, 1876, of land in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, conveyed by Edmund Winston to Junius Gregory (trustee of Elizabeth Taylor (Winston) Woolfolk); a plat, 1878, of part of Belmont, Hanover County, Virginia, allotted to John William Woolfolk; and a plat, 1891, of land in Hanover County, Virginia, owned by John William Woolfolk.

Section 43, Lucy Tevillian (Winston) Woolfolk, Correspondence, 1860-1904

This section consists of six items, letters, 1860-1904, written to Lucy Trevillian (Winston) Woolfolk (of Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia) by Hill Carter, Robert Henry Maury, and Mrs. L. A. Winston (of Woodgrove, Hanover County, Virginia); and a deed, 1891, covering household furniture at Mulberry Place, Caroline County, Virginia, from Sallie Winston (Woolfolk) Jordan, Annie Barton Woolfolk, Edmund Winston Woolfolk, Elizabeth Taylor Woolfolk, John Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, Lucy Marshall Woolfolk, Mary Morris Woolfolk, and William Roper Woolfolk to Lucy Trevillian (Winston) Woolfolk.

Section 44, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1824-1892

This section consists of six items, letters, 1824-1892, written by or addressed to John G. Lawrence (concerning a school at South Garden, Caroline and Spotsylvania counties, Virginia), Ann Ferrell (Woolfolk) Morris, Ellen D. Morris, E. L. Powell, Franklin Pierce Tiffany, R. V. Richardson, Edmund Winston, Elizabeth Taylor Power (Brodnax) Woolfolk, Gabriella Woolfolk (of Holly Hill, Caroline County, Virginia), Jourdan Woolfolk, and Pichegru Woolfolk.

Section 45, Mary Morris Woolfolk, Certificates of Merit, 1883-1884

This section consists of four items, certificates of merit, 1883-1884, of Mary Morris Woolfolk received from the Bowling Green Female Seminary, Caroline County, Virginia.

Section 46, Edmund Winston, Estate Accounts, 1874-1881

This section consists of twelve items, accounts, 1874-1881, of John William Woolfolk (1823-1891). The accounts concern the curatorship of the estate of Edmund Winston (of Hanover County, Virginia).

Section 47, Edmund Winston, Will and Inventory, 1875-ca. 1876

This section consists of two items, the will, 1875, of Edmund Winston written in Hanover County, Virginia; and an inventory, ca. 1876, of the estate of Edmund Winston.

Section 48, Edmund Winston, Papers, 1863-1875

This section consists of nine items, accounts and agreements, 1875, concerning the construction of a house in Hanover County, Virginia, by James W. Taylor for Edmund Winston; bonds, 1863-1875, of James W. Taylor to G. R. Nixon and Edmund Winston (concerning Thomas Christian); and a summons, 1875, issued by the Circuit Court of Hanover County, Virginia, to Edmund Winston.

Section 49, William Grymes Maury and Robert Henry Maury, Papers, 1813-1878

This section consists of six items, receipts, 1813, of the Farmers Bank of Virginia at Fredericksburg to William Grymes Maury (concerning the Potomac Steamboat Company); a bond, 1818, of William Grymes Maury to John Muse Burke; a letter, 1852, written by William Lewis Maury (while serving on board the U.S.S. Saratoga at Manila, Philippine Islands) to William Grymes Maury; and lists, 1878, of stockholders in the Kanawha Coal Company (concerning a lawsuit of Robert Henry Maury).

Section 50, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1837-1858

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1837-1858, written by or addressed to Sophia (Hoomes) Allen (of Oak Ridge, Caroline County, Virginia), R. C. Bowling (concerning Henry Power Brodnax), David Walker Brodnax, Robert T. Brooke (concerning the Kanawha Coal Company and the Old Dominion Coal Company), William H. Bullard, Herbert Augustine Claiborne, Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, Harris Hazelup, A. V. McChesney (of Locust Hill, Caroline County, Virginia), Edmund Taylor Morris, Logan Waller, and E. Whitman & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland (concerning a reaper).

Section 51, Various Persons, Papers, 1835-1872

This section consists of ten items, an agreement, 1872, of William Lewis with John Hampden DeJarnette; a bond, 1844, of Robert Hudgin; a bond, 1835, of James C. Rennolds to William H. Bullard; a receipt, 1865, of William H. D. Cochrane to Doctor Armistead Nelson Wellford; an account, 1863, of Flournoy Winder with B. W. Knowles (of Richmond, Virginia); a petition, 1842, of Robert E. DeJarnette declaring bankruptcy; a poem, "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight"; and genealogical notes concerning the Woolfolk family.

Mss5:2W8944, Ralph Wormeley Letterbook, 1783-1802,
Middlesex County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises one item, a letterbook, 16 February 1783-23 January 1802, of Ralph Wormeley V (1745-1806). Letters in the volume concern his activities at Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia. This item is a copy made from the original in the possession of Mrs. G. Thurston Williams and Miss Mary W. Nicholson, Casanova, Virginia, in 1899.

Letters concern tobacco culture; sales of corn, tobacco, and pig iron in England; ships and shipping; taxes; debt collections; efforts to receive reimbursement for slaves impounded in the Revolutionary War; service as a coexecutor of the estate of his father-in-law, John Tayloe (1721-1779); the education of his nephew, John Tayloe (1771-1828), at Eton, England; service as the executor of Ralph Wormeley (d. 1790); and other subjects.

Biographical Note

Ralph Wormeley V (1745-1806) of Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia, was a member of one of the most distinguished and wealthy families in the colony of Virginia. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge, England, and on his return to Virginia was appointed a member of the Council of State. During the Revolution, he was a sympathizer with England and though he took no active part, suffered much from fines and imprisonment. He was a man of literary tastes and collected a valuable library. By his marriage to Eleanor Tayloe (1756-1815), of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia, he had several children.

Mss1W8945a, Wormeley Family Papers, 1791-1952,
Middlesex County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 227 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Ralph Wormeley, Family Correspondence, 1801-1804

This section consists of fourteen items, letters written by Ralph Wormeley V (from Rosegill, Middlesex County, and Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia) to his son, Warner Lewis Wormeley (of Ashford, Kent County, and London, England), concerning his son's education and misuse of words in correspondence. Some letters bear seals of Ralph Wormeley V.

Wormeley placed his son under the care of Thomas Reeves to learn the merchant's trade. Most letters concern his anxiety about his son's future and are full of parental advice on conduct and manners. Several letters express Wormeley's opinion that slavery would eventually be outlawed. Letters also mention the shipment of tobacco from Virginia and purchase of books and other items in England. A letter of 14 July 1804 includes comments intended for publication by the English press on the impressment of American seamen by the Royal Navy.

Section 2, Ralph Wormeley, Business Correspondence, 1791-1803

This section consists of two items, correspondence of Ralph Wormeley V (of Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia) with James Brown (merchant of Richmond, Virginia) and Benjamin Day (merchant of Fredericksburg, Virginia). These letters concern commercial affairs and the marketing of tobacco.

Section 3, Eleanor (Tayloe) Wormeley, Correspondence, 1805

This section consists of one item, a letter, 9 March 1805, of Eleanor (Tayloe) Wormeley (1756-1815), Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia, to Warner Lewis Wormeley, Charleston, South Carolina. The letter requests that young Wormeley return home and make amends with his father, Ralph Wormeley V.

Omissions

A list of omissions from Mss1W8945a, Wormeley Family Papers, 1791-1952, is provided on Reel 36, Frame 0923. Omissions consist of Sections 4-11, Carter Warner Wormeley (1815-1892) Papers, 1853-1892, and Miscellany, 1935-1952.