A Guide to the Dandridge Spotswood Papers, 1585-1939 Spotswood, Dandridge, Papers, 1585-1939 24974

A Guide to the Dandridge Spotswood Papers, 1585-1939

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 24974


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
24974
Title
Papers, 1585-1939
Physical Characteristics
.225 cubic feet
Collector
Dandridge Spotswood
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 24974
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Dandridge Spotswood. Papers, 1585-1939. Accession 24974. Personal papers collection , The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Martha D. D. Spotswood, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 June 1958.


Biographical Information

Dandridge Spotswood was born 17 May 1872 in Petersburg, Virginia to William F. Spotswood (1827-1895) and Isabella Matoaca Dunlop Spotswood (1848-1922). He attended Pantops Academy near Charlottesville, Virginia, Hampden-Sidney College from 1893 to 1896, and Cornell University of Michigan. An industrial and mining engineer, Spotswood spent much of his career in New York and travelling about the United States and Europe. In 1924, he returned to Petersburg and devoted himself to history and genealogy. Spotswood died 27 November 1939 in Petersburg, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1585-1939, of Dandridge Spotswood (1872-1939) of Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of abstracts, extracts, and transcripts of agreements, bills of lading, commissions, deeds, genealogical notes, judicial records, letters, military orders, and promissory notes concerning the history of Virginia and of the United States. Subjects include but are not limited to: Virginia history from the 17th to the 20th century; United States history from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War; history of California, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee; the United States Navy; agriculture, genealogy, shipping, social life and customs, and tobacco. Prominent correspondents include: Aaron Burr (1756-1836), Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Philip Kearny (1815-1862), Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740), Alexander Spotswood (1746-1818), Benjamin Stoddert (1751-1813), John Tyler (1790-1862), and George Washington (1732-1799). Families mentioned prominently are the Dunlop family, the Spotswood family, and the Dunlop family. Refer to the on-line finding aid for complete list of items and correspondents. Items 138-146 are original documents.

Arrangement

Chronological

Contents List

Dandridge Spotswood: Papers, 1619-1935
.225 cubic feet
  • folder 1
    Papers, 1619-1711
    • 1
      Letter, 14 January 1619, John Pery, James City, Virginia, to Sir Edwin Sandys.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 2
      Letter, 2 May 1661, Sir William Berkeley to Major Joseph Croshaw.
      2 leaves, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 3
      Letter, 24 October 1659, Robert Peachey, Milden Hall, [Suffolk County, England], to William [Peachey].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 4
      Letter, 1 July 1663, Fortune Mills to Mr. Dennis.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 5
      Letter, 1 February 1664, Grey Skipwith to Dale [Skipwith].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 6
      Letter, January 1683, W. B., Virginia, to Mr. North.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 7
      Letter, 5 June 1685, W. B., Virginia, to Daniel Horsmonden.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 8
      Notice, 2 June 1690, petition granted to Captain William Soane to keep an ordinary at Varina, in Henrico County.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 9
      Letter, 20 August 1690, WFF to John Cooper.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 10
      Letter, 31 July 1711,A. Spotswood, Kequotan [Kecoughtan] to the Proprietors of Carolina.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 2
    Papers, 1712-1753
    • 11
      Letter, 1 May 1712, William Pepperrell, Pascataqua, [Massachusetts], to John Vennard.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 12
      Letter, 15 April 1715, Leo. Tarent, Essex County, [Virginia], to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 13
      Letter, 21 March 1716/7, William Pepperrell, Kittery, [Massachusetts], to Whittemore [Pepperrell].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 14
      Letter, 1 August 1732, Richard Bland, Virginia, to an unknown recipient.
      6 p., handwritten
    • 15
      Letter, 27 August 1732,A. Spotswood, Germanna, [Virginia], to Charles Carrol, Annapolis, [Maryland].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 16
      Letter, 1735, William Byrd to Benjamin Lynch.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 17
      Letter, 10 January 1738, Edward A. Hawes, London, [England], to John and Charles Carter.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 18
      Bill of lading, 30 November 1743, signed by Francis Bramham.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 19
      Letter, 11 May 1749, William Byrd [III], Westover [Charles City County, Virginia], to an unknown correspondent.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 20
      Letter, 9 August 1753, Robert Spotswood, Williamsburg, [Virginia], to Mrs. Butler Thompson, Culpeper, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 3
    Papers, 1755-1776
    • 21
      Letter, 5 September 1755, Joseph Ball, Stratford, England, to George Washington, Falls of the Rappahannock, [Virginia]. Newspaper clipping.
      1 leaf, photocopy.
    • 22
      Letter, 9 April 1757, John Bland, London, to an unknown correspondent.
      1 leaf, typewritten with five copies.
    • 23
      Letter, 18 April 1758, Clement Read to Captain Bouldin.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 24
      Commission, 7 July 1759, appointment of Thomas Bouldin as sheriff of Lunenburg County, Virginia, signed by Francis Fauquier.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 25
      Letter, 11 September 1761, Captain John Pryor, camp near Williamsburg, to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 26
      Letter, 12 September 1761, Hugh Miller and Company, Glasgow, [Scotland], to Thomas Bouldin, Lunenburg County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 27
      Letter, 27 May 1764, John Walker to Colonel Bernard Moore, King William County, [Virginia]. Reverse is Moore to Walker, 28 May 1764.
      2 p., handwritten.
    • 28
      Affidavit, 1 April 1765, of marriage bond between Elisha Farris adn Mary Vaughan, signed by Sam Cobbs, Charlotte County, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 29
      Letter, 12 October 1771, Richard Randolph, Blandford, to Captain Theo[doric]k Munford of the Brig Norborne.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 30
      Letter, 30 March 1776,Tho[mas] Overton, Gloucester Court House, [Virginia] to Samuel Pettus.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 4
    Papers, 1777-1785
    • 31
      Letter, 15 May 1777, Chr. McConnico, Petersburg, [Virginia], to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 32
      Letter, 26 July 1779, Charles Nelson, Fauquier [County, Virginia], to Governor [Thomas] Jefferson and Council.
      2 p., handwritten.
    • 33
      Letter, 30 August 1779, John Smith, Workington, [England?], to [William Hicks].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 34
      Letter, 19 November 1780, Alexander Spotswood, camp on the James River, to Major General [Nathanael] Greene, Richmond, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 35
      Letter, 21 March 1781, Arthur Lee, Green Springs [James City County, Virginia], to [Theodorick or Richard Bland].
      2 leaves, typewritten with four copies.
    • 36
      Letter, 12 December 1781, unknown correspondent to Colonel William Davies.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 37
      Letter, 2 July 1782, A. Spotswood to [Theodorick Bland].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 38
      Letter, 8 January 1783,J[ohn] Syme, Rocky Mills, [Virginia], to Colonel James Wood, Winchester, Virginia.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 39
      Certificate, 30 March 1784, for membership of Captain Claude Antoine Villet de Marcellin in the Society of the Cincinnati. Original signed by George Washington.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 40
      Letter, 22 July 1785, John R. Grymes, Brampton Row, [London, England], to General [Alexander Spotswood].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 5
    Papers, 1786-1796
    • 41
      Letter, 17 February 1786, John R. Grymes to General [Alexander] Spotswood, Nottingham, [Spotsylvania County,] Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 42
      Letter, 18 September 1787, unknown correspondent, New Kent [County, Virginia], to John Hopkins, New York.
      4 p., handwritten.
    • 43
      Letter, 3 November 1787, Robert Carter, Nomony [sic] Hall, [Westmoreland County, Virginia], to an unknown recipient. Also contains notes on the Gilmer family of Louisiana.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 44
      Letter, 5 November 1787, John r. Grymes, to General [Alexander] Spotswood, Nottingham, [Spotsylvania County,] Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 45
      Letter, 20 September 1790, John A. Spotswood, Ship Brandon, to General Alexander Spotswood, Nottingham [Spotsylvania County, Virginia].
      1 leaf, carbon copy.
    • 46
      Letter, 1791[?], D. Payne to Judath [sic].
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 47
      Letter, 10 February 1791, J. R. Grymes and Company, London, to General A. Spotswood, Nottingham [Spotsylvania County,] Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 48
      Letter, [1791], George Washington to the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the town of Petersburg, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 49
      Letter, 8 April 1795,A. Spotswood to Mr. John A. Spotswood, onboard the barque Caesar.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 50
      Letter, 19 May 1796, John Dunlop, Alexandria, [Virginia], to Manfield and Magee, Fredericksburg, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 6
    Papers, 1798-1800
    • 51
      Letter, 15 May 1798, unknown correspondent in Kentucky to an unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten.
    • 52
      Letter, 28 August 1798,J. A. Spotswood, Baltimore, [Maryland] to [Alexander Spotswood], Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 53
      Letter, 27 September 1798,A. Spotswood, Fredericksburg, to General George Washington, Mount Vernon, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 54
      Letter, 2 November 1799,A. Spotswood to Captain John A. Spotswood, Baltimore.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 55
      Letter, 1 May 1800, [Benjamin Stoddert], Navy Department, to J. A. Spotswood.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 56
      Letter, 4 July 1800, William Pannill to Colonel John Spotswood.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 57
      Letter, 10 October 1798, John A. Spotswood, Alexandria, to General [Alexander] Spotswood.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 58
      Letter, 9 July 1800, [Benjamin Stoddert], Navy Department, to J. A. Spotswood, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 59
      Letter, 11 July 1800, John A. Spotswood to [Benjamin Stoddert].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 60
      Letter, 23 July 1800, [Benjamin Stoddert], Navy Department, to J. A. Spotswood, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 7
    Papers, 1801-1815
    • 61
      Letter, 5 December 1801, Th[omas] Jefferson, Washington, to Governor [Joseph]Bloomfield [of New Jersey].
      1 leaf, typewritten with two carbon copies.
    • 62
      Letter, 10 April 1802,Geo[rge] Frohe, Richmond, Virginia, to Mr. James Rind.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 63
      Letter, ,Sam'l Smith, Balti[more], to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten with five copies.
    • 64
      Letter, 12 May 1806, [Jane Gilliam Hay], Petersburg, to [Mrs. Thomas Colquhoun].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 65
      Letter, 18 July 1806, Wm. Aug. Washington, Rock Hill, [Virginia], to General Alexander Spotswood, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 66
      Letter, 11 Marcy 1807, unknown correspondent to unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 67
      Letter, 29 December 1811,Sam'l Hughes, Richmond, to Captain John Hughes, Hughesville [Loudoun County], Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 68
      Letter, 11 February 1813,Wm. W. Hening, Deputy Adjutant General, Richmond, to [Governor] James Barbour, Norfolk, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, one typewritten copy and one handwritten copy.
    • 69
      Letter, 17 October 1813, General Orders to Petersburg Volunteers, signed by Robert Butler, Headquarters, Detroit.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 70
      Letter, 24 February 1815,Wm. Taylor Barry, Washington City, to [Catherine Barry].
      2 leaves, typewritten with two carbon copies.
  • folder 8
    Papers, 1816-1822
    • 71
      Letter, 24 February 1816,Thos. T. Swann, Cumberland [County, Virginia] to Mrs. Sally Macon, Guinea Creek, Cumberland [County, Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 72
      Letter, 25 July 1815, unknown correspondent to Miss Elizabeth A. Robertson, Goose Island, Dinwiddie County, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 73
      Letter, January and 23 February 1818, [Mrs. Frances Purviance], Baltimore, to her mother.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 74
      Letter, 22 January 1818, John Fox, Oak Hill, [Virginia], to Polly [Fox].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 75
      Letter, 5 March 1818, D. Mackenzie, Petersburg, to John Dunlop, London.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two copies.
    • 76
      Letter, 9 March 1818, Polly Fox to Captain John Fox, Dumfries, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 77
      Letter, 18 February 1821, John Fox, Oak Hill, to Polly [Fox], near Fredericksburg.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 78
      Letter, 16 March 1821, John Black, Holmesville, Pike County, Missisisippi, to Colonel John Tucker, Harrisville, [Brunswick County], Virginia.
      3 leaves, typewritten.
    • 79
      Letter, 24 June 1821, Anne Grant to Dr. Joseph Green Cogswell.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 80
      Letter, 9 January 1822, Polly fox to Captain John Fox, Oak Hill.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 9
    Papers, 1825-1843
    • 81
      Letter, 1 February 1825, John C. Gooch, Lexington, Kentucky, to his sister.
      4 leaves, handwritten.
    • 82
      Letter, 22 January [18]26, Thomas Jefferson, Monticello [Albemarle County, Virginia], to Joseph C. Cabell.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 83
      Letter, 29 November 1826, John S. Russwurm, Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Captain John Hughes.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 84
      Letter, 2 June 1830, Elizabeth Scott [or Stott], Philadelphia, to Donald Mackenzie, Petersburg, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 85
      Letter, 8 March 1831, Andrew Jackson, Washington, to L. M. Cowper, et. al. [Murfreesboro, North Carolina].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 86
      Letter, 23 June 1832,Tho[mas] Wallace, William and Mary College, to Colonel Thomas Wallace, Petersburg.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 87
      Letter, 29 September 1841, John Tyler, Washington to H. A. Wise.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 88
      Letter, 13 November [18]42, Dolly Payne Madison to unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, handwritten.
    • 89
      Letter, 9 March [18]43 William S. Swann, at sea near Charleston, South Carolina, to Thomas T. Swann, Cumberland County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 90
      Letter, 11 June 1843, Daniel B. Woods, Prince Edward Court House, [Virginia], to Thomas Swann, Lyon's Tavern, P.O., Cumberland County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 10
    Papers, 1844-1850
    • 91
      Letter, 9 July 1844, T. L. Swann, Washington to an unknown recipient, Langhorne's Tavern, Cumberland County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 92
      Letter, 9 September 1844, J. G. Tannor, St. Charles County, Missouri, to Miss Julia G. Tannor, Wyoming, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
      3 leaves, typewritten with two page copy.
    • 93
      Letter, 30 December 1844, J. Calhoun, Washington, to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten with copy.
    • 94
      Letter, 21 May 1845, from unknown correspondent, Brandon [Mississippi?] to unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten with copy.
    • 95
      Letter, April 1846, Sally W. Swann, Guinea [Cumberland County, Virginia], to Thos. T. Swann, Farmville, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 96
      Letter, 10 August 1846, Wm. H. Bowers, Durham [North Carolina?], to Mr. William T. Spotswood, Petersburg.
      1 leaf, typewritten, with carbon copy.
    • 97
      Letter, 28 August 1846, Robert Field Stockton, Los Angeles, [California], to Secretary of the Navy [George Bancroft].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 98
      Letter, 18 August 1847, John Cocke, Dandridge, Tennessee, to John Dandridge.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 99
      Letter, 20 March 1850, John A. Foster, Kelseys, California, to R. D. Foster, Danielsville, [Spotsylvania County], Virginia.
      3 leaves, typewritten.
    • 100
      Letter, 2 April 1850, Thomas H. Robertson, San Francisco, [California], to an unknown recipient.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
  • folder 11
    Papers, 1851-1862
    • 101
      Letter, 28 June 1851, James Puech, San Francisco, to S. L. Martel, San Francisco.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 102
      Letter, 12 January 1852, J. G. Tannor, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to William.
      2 leaves, typewritten with two page carbon copy.
    • 103
      Letter, 1853,M[arion] B. Carter, Georgetown College, District of Columbia, to [Miss Mary A. Monroe, Richmond, Virginia].
      2 leave, typewritten.
    • 104
      Letter, 2 July 1856, Walter M. Leman, Sacramento, [California], to an unknown correspondent.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 105
      Letter, 27 February 1857, G. W. Vance to Eliza.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 106
      Letter, 8 August 1858, unknown correspondent, Santi Espirita, to John D. Duggan.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 107
      Letter, 13 July 1860,D. W. Vorhees, Terre Haute, Indiana to E. Holmes Boyd, et. al.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 108
      Letter, 14 April 1862, Phil [Kearney] to his wife.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 109
      Letter, 16 April 1862, Phil [Kearney] to his wife.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 110
      Letter, [May 1862],T. J. Jackson to [Major John A. Harman].
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
  • folder 12
    Papers, 1862-1869
    • 111
      Letter, 13 June 1862, Phil [Kearney] to his wife.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 112
      Letter, 13 July 1862,P. Kearney, Headquarters New Jersey Brigade, to Dr. Oakley, 2nd New Jersey Volunteers.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 113
      Letter, 2 October 1862,R. E. Lee, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, to Mrs. Philip Kearney, Bellegrove, East Newark, New Jersey.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 114
      Letters, 9 and 13 June 1863, Abraham Lincoln, Washington to [General Joseph Hooker].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 115
      Letter, 5 November 1864, E. G. Lacy, the Refuge, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to Lucy A. Christian, Richmond, Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 116
      Letter, 5 November 1864, Rose, Marengo County, Alabaman, to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 117
      Letter, 24 December 1864, Colonel William W. Brown, Camp at Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, to Mollie J. Brown.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 118
      Letter, 19 January 1865,A. Lincoln, Washington, to Lieutenant General [Ulysses S.] Grant.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 119
      Letter, 18 July 1866,R. E. Lee, Lexington, Virginia, to Henry H. Tucker, Mercer University, Georgia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 120
      Letter, 21 March 1869, Alicia and John Scott, Spotteswood, Lauder, N.B., to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 13
    Papers, 1869-1935, n.d.
    • 121
      Letter, 22 November 1869, Roxie [Dearing], Otterbourne, [near Lynchburg, Virginia] to Jennie [Epes].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 122
      Letter, 5 July 1871, Alexander W. Weddell, Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Annie.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 123
      Letter, 18 June [18]72, H. Grigsby Whitehead, Virginia Military Institute to Wayt.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 124
      Letter, 13 April 1885, Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi. to Mr. Walter Watson [Hampden-Sydney College].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 125
      Letter, 1892, Reverend Churchill J. Gibson to Mrs. W. F. Spotswood, Petersburg.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 126
      Letter, 21 March 1935, unknown correspondent, Halifax, Virginia, to Floyd E. Chabot.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 127
      Letter, n.d., Jefferson Davis to an unknown recipient.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 128
      Letter, n.d., Martha Washington to Mrs. [Anna Maria] Bassett, Eltham, [New Kent County], Virginia.
      1 leaf, typewritten with two copies.
    • 129
      Letter, n.d., John Orr to his sister.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 130
      Letter, n.d., S. C. Bott to Frances.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 14
    Papers, n.d.
    • 131
      Letter, 20 June --73, J. B. Jones, Herndon, Burke County, Georgia, to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Cooke.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 132
      Letter, n.d., J. Boucher to Mrs. Campbell.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 133
      Letter, 3 Marchn.d., S. Spotswood to Miss Sally Spotswood, Manchester, [Virginia?].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 134
      Letter, 18 June n.d., Joseph A. M. B. Cotton to an unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten.
    • 135
      Letter, n.d., unknown correspondent to Colonel George Saltonstall, Boston, [Massachusetts].
      2 p., handwritten.
    • 136
      Letter, n.d., Polly Fox to Captain John Fox, Oak Hill.
      1 leaf, typewritten with carbon copy.
    • 137
      Letter, 24 October, n.d., Major George Lewis, Fredericksburg, to George Washington.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 15
    Papers, 26 February 1864
    • 138
      Letter, 26 February 1864, Robert [Dunlop], Petersburg, to Willie.
      4 p., original.
  • folder 16
    Papers, 1820-1905
    • 139
      Deed, 25 December 1839, for 41 acres and 62 poles in the counties of Mecklenburg and Lunenburg Counties, [Virginia] from Cleverious R. Coleman and Susan Coleman, his wife, of Mecklenburg County to Cephas Hudson and Pleasant Vaughan of Mecklenburg County. No recordation date.
      2 p., original.
    • 140
      Agreement, 9 September 1860, between William Luffrey and Robert Lenon Maitland, trustee of Mrs. Isabella L. Dunlop, wife of James Dunlop of Petersburg. Agreement concerns water flow and rights.
      1 leaf, original.
    • 141
      Promissory note, 10 January 1820, from John S. Voss of Petersburg to Ira A. Easter.
      1 leaf, original.
    • 142
      Letter, 30 March 1836, from M. T. Hawkins, Washington D.C., to Thomas White, New York City.
      2 p., original.
    • 143
      Letter, 6 July 1839, John B. Davis, Genito, [Powhatan County, Virginia], to Dandridge Spotswood, Petersburg.
      1 leaf, original.
    • 144
      Letter, 15 January 1843, A. G. Vaughan, Lawrence [?] to Mrs. Martha E. Vaughan, Jetersville, [Amelia County, Virginia].
      2 p., original.
    • 145
      Letter, 18 August 1847, John Cocke, Dandridge, Tennessee, to John F. Jack[?] of Mississippi.
      2 leaves, one original and one typewritten copy.
    • 146
      Letter, 3 April 1905, Robert M. Dunlop to William B. McIlwaine of Petersburg.
      2 leaves, one original and one typewritten copy.
  • folder 17
    Papers, 1585-1939
    • 147
      Extract, 1585-1586, from The First English Settlement in America: Ralph Lane's Colony on Roanoke Island from Richard Hakluyt.
      4 leaves, typewritten.
    • 148
      Court record, 17 September 1627, James Citty, concerning Archers Hope. copied from The Cradle of the Republic, p. 148.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 149
      Letter, 25 March 1640, Francis Wirt to unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 150
      Letter, 10 August 1678, Richard Clark[?] of London to Ruth Tiplady of York County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 151
      Letter, 26 February 1683, unknown correspondent to Father Haasmanden of Virginia. Back of copy contains miscellaneous notes.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 152
      Letter, 12 February 1686, from unknown correspondent to unknown recipient. Copied from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, volume 25, p. 251.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 153
      Letter, 5 April 1687, William Fitzhugh to Thomas Harris of London.
      1 leaf, and 2 p., one typewritten and one handwritten copy.
    • 154
      Letter, 9 November 1693, Charles Rodes to Sir John Rodes.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 155
      Letter, 26 January 1699/1700, [Governor] Francis Nicholson, James City [Jamestown], to vestry of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 156
      Order, 21 February 1699/1700, in regard to a pirate, Governor's Council.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 157
      Letter, 16 July 1705, William Richardson to Messrs. Perry and Cowper[?].
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 158
      Letter, 26 [January?] 1748, unknown correspondent in Louisbourg, [Cape Breton, Canada], to unknown recipient.
      4 p., handwritten copy.
    • Letters, 1750, from [Thomas, Lord?] Fairfax to Guy Broadwater of Frederick County, Virginia, concerning surveying.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 160
      Letter, 5 July 1758, unknown correspondent to "George."
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 161
      Letter, 25 December 1762, Thomas Jefferson to [John] Page.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • advertisement, 7 December 1767, in Charlotte County, Virginia, for care of poor persons in Cornwall Parish.
      1 leaf, typewritten and copy.
    • 163
      Letter, 23 January 1776[?], Benjamin Moore of Dunmore [Shenandoah] County, [Virginia], to Colonel Peter Moore[?] of Martinsburg, [(West) Virginia]. Also includes letter, 29 May 1775, from Isaac Zane to Captain Jacob Haleman[?] of Dunmore County.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 164
      Message, 9 July 1775, from David Duncan to the Shawanee. Message signed by John Connally. Also includes letter, 16 December 1811, from James Monroe in Washington D.C., to Joseph Monroe of Charlottesville, Virginia.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 165
      Oath of allegiance, 23 April 1779, of Joel Watkins of Charlotte County. Includes biographical note of Watkins and an obituary, January 1820, of Watkins written by John Randolph of Roanoke.
      2 leaves, typewritten and copy.
    • 166
      Letter, 8 June 1781, [General George] Weedon[?] to unknown recipient. Miscellaneous notes on back.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 167
      Letter, 16 May 1782, John Tyler, in Richmond, to Thomas Jefferson.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 168
      Letter, 16 December 1787, John Dandridge of New Kent County, [Virginia], to John Hopkins of Richmond.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 169
      Letter, 20 April 1807,A. Spotswood of Spotsylvania County to Edmund Randolph.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 170
      Letters, 25 January 1815, Petersburg Volunteers to Anna Matilda Hening of Richmond. Includes a copy of Anna Matilda Hening's reply.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 171
      Letter, 13 June 1834, Elizabeth Hamilton of New York, New York, to Mrs. Grant of England. Elizabeth Hamilton was the wife of Alexander Hamilton. Also includes biographical notes on the writer and recipient of the letter.
      2 leaves, typewritten with copy of letter.
    • 172
      Letter, 13 April 1844, E. Blair[?] Lee to R. J. Walker. Also includes letter, 30 March 1845, from N. P. Talmadge to unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 173
      article, September 1858, from a Petersburg newspaper reprinting the reception of General Nathanael Greene by the city of Petersburg in October 1784.
      1 leaf, typewritten with copy.
    • 174
      Remarks, 5 January 1873, by an unknown individual.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 175
      Notice, 23 August 1878, concerning the death of William Niblo of New York.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 176
      Miscellaneous items, 1830-1937, on Joice Heth, Washington's dry nurse; burning of the home of Donald Mackenzie in Petersburg in 1920; announcement of the death of John Dunlop of London in 1830 and copied in 1937; and genealogical note tracing the ancestry of Robert E. Lee back to Duncan and Robert the Bruce, kings of Scotland.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 177
      article, 7 May 1939, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, concering Major Heros von Borcke.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 178
      Notes, n.d., on Dolly Madison, including correspondence.
      14 p., typewritten.
    • 179
      Letter, n.d., General Stonewall Jackson to General Lafayette McLaws.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 180
      Note, n.d., on the Crockett family and description of coat-of-arms.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 181
      Reminiscences, n.d., of Mrs. William Henry Wager of Shreveport, Louisiana.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 182
      Letter, n.d., Moses Hoge to Thomas Jones of Campbell County, [Virginia]. Includes notes on Jones' son James.
      1 leaf, typritten with copy.
    • 183
      Letters, various dates, regarding medicine and medical treatments. Includes letter from Mildred Roberdeau, Elisha Cullen Dick, and Bushrod Washington.
      2 leaves, typewritten with copy.
    • 184
      Letter, n.d., George T. Swann, Brandon Mississippi, to Sarah W. Swann of Cumberland County, [Virginia].
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 185
      Letter, n.d., from the citizens of Salisbury, North Carolina, to [George Washington].
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 186
      Letter, n.d., Henry Patillo to unknown recipient. Includes letter, n.d., to Mr. R. Harrison.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 187
      Note, n.d., birth and baptism information for Priscilla, daughter of James and Mary Banks.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 188
      Note, n.d., on the death of John Randolph of Roanoke.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 189
      Letter, n.d., Mary Campbell of Virginia to an unknown recipient.
      2 leaves, typewritten with two copies.
    • 190
      Letter, n.d., S. C. Bott of Petersburg to "Frances."
      1 leaf, typewritten.
  • folder 18
    Papers, 1653-1879
    • 191
      Challenge, ca. 1652, to a duel from Thomas Hackett to his son-in-law Richard Denham[?].
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 192
      Letter, 6 December 1653, Willy[?] Scopes to thomas Willoughby, Lemuel Mason, and John Holmes of Virginia.
      3 p., handwritten copy.
    • 193
      Letters, 1717, of Francis Pollock of North Carolina to Governor Charles Eden of North Carolina and Thomas Pollock of North Carolina to Sir Robert Pollock.
      7 p., handwritten copy.
    • 194
      Letter, 25 August 1725, William Pepperells [Pepperell] of Massachusetts to Roger Prowse. Includes reply, 8 February 1726, from Prowse.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 195
      Letter, 21 January 1735, William Byrd of Charles City County, [Virginia], to Sir John Randolph.
      3 p., handwritten copy.
    • 196
      Letter, 6 June 1755, George Croghan of Fort Luther, Pennsylvania, to [George Washington].
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 197
      Letter, 5 September 1755, Joseph Ball of Stratford, England, to George Washington. Also includes notes on St. Paul's Parish [possibly of Stafford County, Virginia] and its minister William Stuart.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 198
      Advertisement, 11 November 1756, for Joseph Borden's stage boat.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 199
      Letter, 1 December 1756, John Andrew Henderson of Augusta County, Virginia, to "John."
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 200
      Letter, 31 May 1769, Philip Lee of Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, [Virginia], to his brother [possibly Francis Lightfoot Lee].
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 201
      Letter, 9 June 1770,B. Arnold to B. Douglas of New Haven, Connecticut.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 202
      Letter, 28 September 1771, Bernard Moore of Virginia to John Norton of London.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 203
      Letter, 12 October 1771, Richard Randolph of "Blanford" to Captain Thomas Munford of the Brig Norborne.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 204
      Letter, 23 September 1775, from an unknown correspondent of Fredericksburg, [Virginia], to Messrs. Dixon and Hunter, published in the Williamsburg Gazette.
      1 leaf, typewritten with a copy.
    • Letter, 12 July 1780, Ezra Stiles to Bishop James Madison.
      4 p., handwritten copy.
    • 206
      Letter, 7 August 1780, G. Clinton to [Charles or Thomas] Lee.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 207
      letter, 2 December 1780, Francis Lightfoot Lee, in Richmond, to Becky Tayloe [Lee?].
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 208
      Letter, 1782, [Achibald Cary?] to John Sarmavage[?] of Buckingham County, [Virginia]. Includes letter, 6 March 1782, from Archibald Cary to Colonel Davis.
      4 p., handwritten.
    • 209
      Letter, 1783, George Washington to the Marquis de Lafayette.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 210
      Letter, 9 October 1784, Samuel [?] to Jonathan Smith of Philadelphia.
      4p., handwritten copy.
    • 211
      Letter, 22 June 1785, Charles Mynn Thurston to Captain Thomas Baytop. Also includes letter, 2 March 1809, from Jasper S. Clayton to Thomas Baytop.
      1 leaf, typewritten. Includes a second typewritten copy and a handwritten copy.
    • 212
      Letter, 12 February 1801, Aaron Burr, Albany, New York, to Thomas Jefferson.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 213
      Letter, 18 July 1806, unknown correspondent to an unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 214
      General Orders, 29 December 1812, issued by General James Wilkinson.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 215
      Letter, 23 May 1814, E. B. Herman, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Rachel Mordecai of Warrenton, North Carolina.
      8 p., handwritten copy.
    • 216
      Letter, 25 January 1815, Petersburg Volunteers to Anna Matilda Hening. Includes her reply.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 217
      Letter, 15 May 1818, John McCarty to General Armistead T. Mason.
      1 leaf, handwritten copy.
    • 218
      Letter, 25 September 1824, Francis Walker Gilmer in London to John Randolph of Roanoke.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 219
      Letter, 6 March 1826, Gilbert Stuart, Boston, [Massachusetts], to unknown recipient.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 220
      Letter, 26 May 1839, Major J. D. Graham to Secretary of War Joel Poinsett regarding cadet Philip Kearney.
      1 leaf, typewritten with copy.
    • 221
      Letter, 16 September 1852, John Tyler, Jr., to Henry A. Wise.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 222
      Letter, 7 November 1856, John Tyler, Jr., to Henry A. Wise.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 223
      Letter, 16 April 1862,J. R. Bryan, [Gloucester County, Virginia], to D. C. Randolph.
      2 leaves, typewritten.
    • 224
      Letter, 21 July 1863,"A Soldier" to Corbelia Hancock. Also includes a letter from Hancock to her mother.
      3 leaves, typewritten.
    • 225
      Letter, 16 December 1865,. R. E. Lee, Lexington, [Virginia], to D.S.C. Cabell in the Senate of Virginia.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 226
      Article, 3 February 1879, from the New York Sun reprinting a letter, 27 April 1868, of Horace Greeley.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 227
      Notices, 1796-1838, from various Petersburg newspapers containing information on funerals, balls, sermons, sales, and sales of property. Also includes brief biographical information on Donald Mackenzie, Jane Osborne, Jane Jones, Susan Bott, James Campbell, and Edward Stokes.
      6 p., typewritten.
    • 228
      Letter, n.d., Peter[?] Lyons of Williamsburg to a merchant firm in London.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 229
      Letter, n.d., Winfield Scott to Andrew Jackson, and includes Jackson's reply. Also includes some genealogical information on Scott.
      1 leaf, typewritten.
    • 230
      Letter, n.d., Baron von Steuben to General George Washington.
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 231
      n.d., John Bayne, Jr., Edenton, North Carolina, to William Elliott of Williamsburg, [Virginia]..
      2 p., handwritten copy.
    • 232
      Notes, n.d.,.
      2 p., handwritten
    • 233
      Letter, n.d., to "Tabitha."
      2 p., handwritten copy.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A. Lincoln
  • A. Spotswood
  • B. Arnold
  • D. W. Vorhees
  • Geo[rge] Frohe
  • H. A. Wise
  • J. A. Spotswood
  • J. R. Bryan
  • J[ohn] Syme
  • M. T. Hawkins
  • M[arion] B. Carter
  • P. Kearney
  • R. E. Lee
  • Sam'l Hughes
  • Sam'l Smith
  • T. J. Jackson
  • Theo[doric]k Munford
  • Tho[mas] Overton
  • Tho[mas] Wallace
  • Thos. T. Swann
  • Wm. Taylor Barry
  • Wm. W. Hening